Patents by Inventor Allan Olson

Allan Olson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210380674
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for treating diseases in which IL-13 activity is detrimental, including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and asthma, by administering to a subject in need of such treatment, a composition containing an inter leukin-13 (IL-13) antibody, or an antigen binding fragment, thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg TIMONY, Sheila GUJRATHI, Robert PEACH, Allan OLSON
  • Patent number: 9757048
    Abstract: An implantable system includes terminals, a pulse generator, a sensing circuit, separate signal processing channels, and first, second and third multiplexers. The terminals are connected to electrodes via conductors of leads. Different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different electrical pulse delivery vectors, and different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different sensing vectors. The pulse generator produces electrical pulses, and the sensing circuit senses a signal indicative of an impedance associated with a selected sensing vector. The first multiplexer selectively connects outputs of the pulse generator to a selected one of the different electrical pulse delivery vectors at a time. The second multiplexer selectively connect inputs of the sensing circuit to a selected one of the different sensing vectors at a time. The third multiplexer selectively connects an output of the sensing circuit to one of the plurality of separate signal processing channels at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecilia Qin Xi, Jimmy Johansson, Allan Olson, Weiqun Yang
  • Publication number: 20150282728
    Abstract: An implantable system includes terminals, a pulse generator, a sensing circuit, separate signal processing channels, and first, second and third multiplexers. The terminals are connected to electrodes via conductors of leads. Different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different electrical pulse delivery vectors, and different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different sensing vectors. The pulse generator produces electrical pulses, and the sensing circuit senses a signal indicative of an impedance associated with a selected sensing vector. The first multiplexer selectively connects outputs of the pulse generator to a selected one of the different electrical pulse delivery vectors at a time. The second multiplexer selectively connect inputs of the sensing circuit to a selected one of the different sensing vectors at a time. The third multiplexer selectively connects an output of the sensing circuit to one of the plurality of separate signal processing channels at a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Cecilia Qin Xi, Jimmy Johansson, Allan Olson, Weiqun Yang
  • Patent number: 9089276
    Abstract: An implantable system includes terminals, a pulse generator, a sensing circuit, separate signal processing channels, and first, second and third multiplexers. The terminals are connected to electrodes via conductors of leads. Different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different electrical pulse delivery vectors, and different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different sensing vectors. The pulse generator produces electrical pulses, and the sensing circuit senses a signal indicative of an impedance associated with a selected sensing vector. The first multiplexer selectively connects outputs of the pulse generator to a selected one of the different electrical pulse delivery vectors at a time. The second multiplexer selectively connect inputs of the sensing circuit to a selected one of the different sensing vectors at a time. The third multiplexer selectively connects an output of the sensing circuit to one of the plurality of separate signal processing channels at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecilia Qin Xi, Jimmy Johansson, Allan Olson, Weiqun Yang
  • Patent number: 8972010
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers, and, in particular, to a method and an implantable medical device capable of detecting the presence of noise caused by external noise sources. Voltages and/or impedances are measured over one or several electrode configurations. Based on the measured voltages and/or impedances, noise parameters are calculated, which are compared with reference values to detect the presence of noise. In another aspect of the invention, at least two different electrode configurations with different noise pick-up areas are used in the measurement. Relations between the noise parameters of the at least two vectors are calculated and compared with reference relations to detect the presence of noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical AB
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Lars Karlsson, Marcus Berner
  • Publication number: 20140276151
    Abstract: An implantable system includes terminals, a pulse generator, a sensing circuit, separate signal processing channels, and first, second and third multiplexers. The terminals are connected to electrodes via conductors of leads. Different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different electrical pulse delivery vectors, and different subsets of the electrodes are used to define different sensing vectors. The pulse generator produces electrical pulses, and the sensing circuit senses a signal indicative of an impedance associated with a selected sensing vector. The first multiplexer selectively connects outputs of the pulse generator to a selected one of the different electrical pulse delivery vectors at a time. The second multiplexer selectively connect inputs of the sensing circuit to a selected one of the different sensing vectors at a time. The third multiplexer selectively connects an output of the sensing circuit to one of the plurality of separate signal processing channels at a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Cecilia Qin Xi, Jimmy Johansson, Allan Olson, Weiqun Yang
  • Publication number: 20140027016
    Abstract: The present invention is a wood splitting apparatus that includes a trailer hitch that releasably couples the wood splitting apparatus to a vehicle, an oil reservoir that contains hydraulic oil to operate the wood splitting apparatus and a plurality of hydraulic control valves with a plurality of hydraulic hoses, where the hydraulic hoses extend from the hydraulic control valves to the oil reservoir and where the hydraulic control valves control a splitting wedge movably disposed on the second end of the wood splitting apparatus. The apparatus also includes a base table that receives a wood chunk that removably rests on the base table and a base trailer that transports the wood splitting apparatus with the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20130013011
    Abstract: A pulse generating implantable medical device comprises a power source , a control unit, a plurality of switching units, a timing unit, a pulse generating unit adapted to generate one or more stimulation pulses to be applied to human or animal tissue via one or more stimulation electrodes, and a coupling capacitor in series with each stimulation electrode. A stimulation pulse is adapted to be applied during a stimulation pulse timing cycle that includes a stimulation phase and a recharge phase, and that the timing of a stimulation pulse timing cycle is controlled by the control unit via the timing unit and the switching units. The implantable medical device further comprises an energy storage unit and that, during the recharge phase, one or more of the switching units is adapted to establish electrical connection between the one or many stimulation electrodes and the energy storage unit in order to collect and store energy from applied stimulation pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB
    Inventors: Jorgen Edvinsson, Allan Olson, Marie Herstedt, Therese Danielsson, Ting Jun Lo
  • Publication number: 20120276268
    Abstract: Extruded, directly expanded, high fiber reduced calorie food products, such as a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal or sweet or savory snack, are produced at high production rates without substantial loss of extrusion functionality and extrudability by replacing a substantial portion of at least one flour with a gelatinized, enzyme-resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent as a reduced-calorie, high fiber flour replacer. The resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent contains an enzyme-resistant starch type III having a melting point with an endothermic peak temperature of at least about 140° C., and may have a water-holding capacity of less than 3 grams water per gram of the starch-based bulking agent. The total dietary fiber retention of the gelatinized, starch-based bulking agent may be at least about 90% by weight after extrusion using a die temperature of least about 100° C., and a die pressure of at least about 150 psig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Jeanny E. ZIMERI, Lynn HAYNES, Allan OLSON, Vijay Kumar ARORA, Louise SLADE, Harry LEVINE, Meera KWEON
  • Publication number: 20120271373
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers, and, in particular, to a method and an implantable medical device capable of detecting the presence of noise caused by external noise sources. Voltages and/or impedances are measured over one or several electrode configurations. Based on the measured voltages and/or impedances, noise parameters are calculated, which are compared with reference values to detect the presence of noise. In another aspect of the invention, at least two different electrode configurations with different noise pick-up areas are used in the measurement. Relations between the noise parameters of the at least two vectors are calculated and compared with reference relations to detect the presence of noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Lars Karlsson, Marcus Berner
  • Patent number: 7987452
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method utilize metadata collected for a lock in a computer program to determine an optimal lock acquisition strategy for the lock. The metadata is typically collected via profiling of the computer program to determine a wait characteristic for the lock in the particular runtime environment in which the computer program executes, and the metadata is used to select from among different lock access implementations to be used to attempt to acquire the lock, often enabling an optimum lock access implementation to be selected for a lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson, Mark Douglas Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7917204
    Abstract: In a method and device for measuring an electrical bio-impedance of a patient at least one impedance measurement signal is generated by a current pulse generator, the signal having at least one asymmetric multiphasic impedance measurement waveform that is asymmetric in term of pulse amplitude and/or pulse width relative to the operating voltage of the current pulse generator. The waveform has a DC component that is substantially equal to zero, and is adapted to the available voltage headroom of an implantable device that contains the current pulse generator. The impedance measurement signal with the aforementioned waveform is applied to a patient and a resulting impedance signal is produced thereby, from which at least one impedance value is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical AB
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Louis Wong
  • Patent number: 7917589
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an instant message is received that includes data, a privacy indication, and an override indication. In an embodiment, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is non-private, then the data is presented. But, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is private, then a privacy notice is presented and the data is hidden until an acknowledgment of the privacy notice is received. The privacy notice may include a prompt for the acknowledgment. In an embodiment, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is private and the override indication allows the privacy indication to be overridden, the data is presented. In another embodiment, if the privacy indication specifies that the data is private, the override indication allows the privacy indication to be overridden, and a time period since a user interface device received input is less than a threshold amount of time, then the data is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Patent number: 7770173
    Abstract: An apparatus, program product and method improve management of available computing resources by adjusting use of the resource over a first interval according to actual use of the resource during a second interval. This feature enables a computing resource to exceed its normal limits during the first interval of operation. Use during the second interval may be limited to balance out the burst, or excessive resource usage of the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Richard Farrell, Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20100080883
    Abstract: An extruded, directly expanded, high fiber reduced calorie food product, such as a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal or sweet or savory snack, is produced at high production rates without substantial loss of extrusion functionality and extrudability by replacing a substantial portion of at least one flour with a gelatinized, enzyme-resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent as a reduced-calorie, high fiber flour replacer. The resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent contains an enzyme-resistant starch type III having a melting point with an endothermic peak temperature of at least about 140° C., and may have a water-holding capacity of less than 3 grams water per gram of the starch-based bulking agent. The total dietary fiber retention of the gelatinized, starch-based bulking agent may be at least about 90% by weight after the extrusion using a die temperature of least about 100° C., and a die pressure of at least about 150 psig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Jeanny E. ZIMERI, Lynn Haynes, Allan Olson, Vijay Kumar Arora, Louise Slade, Harry Levine, Meera Kweon
  • Patent number: 7648723
    Abstract: An extruded, directly expanded, high fiber reduced calorie food product, such as a ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal or sweet or savory snack, is produced at high production rates without substantial loss of extrusion functionality and extrudability by replacing a substantial portion of at least one flour with a gelatinized, enzyme-resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent as a reduced-calorie, high fiber flour replacer. The resistant starch type III ingredient or bulking agent contains an enzyme-resistant starch type III having a melting point with an endothermic peak temperature of at least about 140° C., and may have a water-holding capacity of less than 3 grams water per gram of the starch-based bulking agent. The total dietary fiber retention of the gelatinized, starch-based bulking agent may be at least about 90% by weight after the extrusion using a die temperature of least about 100° C., and a die pressure of at least about 150 psig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Jeanny E. Zimeri, Lynn Haynes, Allan Olson, Vijay Kumar Arora, Louise Slade, Harry Levine, Meera Kweon
  • Publication number: 20090181684
    Abstract: A portable phone a portable phone is equipped with a personal area network (PAN) detection mechanism to detect all portable phones and electronic identifiers (e.g., key fobs) in its PAN. A buddy list is included in the portable phone. If an electronic identifier is detected, such as from a key fob, but its corresponding portable phone is not, a proxy signal mechanism signals to the wireless telephone network that the phone may receive calls for a different phone. In response, the wireless telephone network routes calls for the different phone to the proxy phone instead. In this manner a phone may change functions automatically as devices enter and leave the PAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Patent number: 7526309
    Abstract: A portable phone a portable phone is equipped with a personal area network (PAN) detection mechanism to detect all portable phones and electronic identifiers (e.g., key fobs) in its PAN. A buddy list is included in the portable phone. If an electronic identifier is detected, such as from a key fob, but its corresponding portable phone is not, a proxy signal mechanism signals to the wireless telephone network that the phone may receive calls for a different phone. In response, the wireless telephone network routes calls for the different phone to the proxy phone instead. In this manner a phone may change functions automatically as devices enter and leave the PAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Duane Kronlund, Scott Alan Moore, Gregory Allan Olson
  • Publication number: 20080221477
    Abstract: In a method and device for measuring an electrical bio-impedance of a patient at least one impedance measurement signal is generated by a current pulse generator, the signal having at least one asymmetric multiphasic impedance measurement waveform that is asymmetric in term of pulse amplitude and/or pulse width relative to the operating voltage of the current pulse generator. The waveform has a DC component that is substantially equal to zero, and is adapted to the available voltage headroom of an implantable device that contains the current pulse generator. The impedance measurement signal with the aforementioned waveform is applied to a patient and a resulting impedance signal is produced thereby, from which at least one impedance value is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Allan Olson, Louis Wong
  • Patent number: 7398969
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying media to a device. The novel system includes a first tray for holding a first supply of media, a first mechanism including a shaft adapted to feed media from the first tray to the device when the shaft is rotated in a first direction, and a second mechanism for moving the first tray from a first position to a second position when the shaft is rotated in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Luis Elenes, Wesley Schalk, Allan Olson