Patents by Inventor Benjamin Edinger

Benjamin Edinger 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).

  • Patent number: 10384084
    Abstract: A person protection system including a garment configured for attachment to a helmet, wherein the garment defines a barrier between the wearer and the environment. The system includes a control mount integral to the garment and at least partially disposed on an environment side and a wearer side of the barrier. The control mount may include a lens configured to transfer light through the garment, and a sensor configured to detect the light transferred or reflected through the lens. A control member may be coupled to the control mount and configured to be manipulated by the wearer. When manipulated by the wearer, the control member may distort and/or disrupt the transfer of light through the lens that is detected by the sensor. The sensor may provide a sensor input signal based on the detected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Isham, Stephen Reasoner, Benjamin Edinger
  • Patent number: 10379569
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Patent number: 10372154
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20190111288
    Abstract: A person protection system including a garment configured for attachment to a helmet, wherein the garment defines a barrier between the wearer and the environment. The system includes a control mount integral to the garment and at least partially disposed on an environment side and a wearer side of the barrier. The control mount may include a lens configured to transfer light through the garment, and a sensor configured to detect the light transferred or reflected through the lens. A control member may be coupled to the control mount and configured to be manipulated by the wearer. When manipulated by the wearer, the control member may distort and/or disrupt the transfer of light through the lens that is detected by the sensor. The sensor may provide a sensor input signal based on the detected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Isham, Stephen Reasoner, Benjamin Edinger
  • Publication number: 20190001029
    Abstract: A waste collection unit is provided that comprises a vacuum pump and smoke evacuation system including a blower and blower motor. The vacuum pump, the blower, and the blower motor, create noise. This noise is attenuated in first and second sound attenuating enclosures for the vacuum pump and the blower and blower motor. A cleaning system is also provided 100 with rotating liquid delivery devices. An actuator is operatively coupled to the liquid delivery devices to rotate the liquid delivery devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel DAVIE, Michael ZOLLINGER, Brian MACLACHLAN, Stephen ISHAM, Benjamin EDINGER, Troy DURNELL
  • Publication number: 20180235583
    Abstract: A specimen collection cassette for a medical fluid collection system. A housing defines a first void space and a second void space, and an outlet opening in fluid communication with the first and second void spaces. An aperture may be within a wall separating the first and second void spaces with the aperture providing fluid communication between the first and second void spaces. First and second fittings receive a suction line for drawing fluid into the first and second void spaces, respectively. A fluid communication path is established from the first fitting to the outlet opening through the first void space, aperture, and the second void space, and a bypass fluid communication path is established from the second bore to the outlet opening through the second void space. The cassette is operable in one or both of a tissue sample collection mode and a bypass mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian VanderWoude, Brian MacLachlan, Stephen Isham, Stephen Reasoner, David Hershberger, Chad Drake, Benjamin Edinger
  • Patent number: 9943291
    Abstract: A cassette (2600) for use with a medical waste collection system (30). The cassette includes a housing (2602, 2612) shaped to be removably attached to a receptacle (1699) integral with the housing. A sleeve (2640) is attached to the cassette so as to be located forward of the housing. The sleeve is formed with a void space. A fitting (2664) for collection to a suction line is attached to the sleeve. A screen (2714) is removably fitted in the sleeve void space. The screen is fitted in the sleeve void space when it is desirable to catch tissue that may be entrained in the fluid stream from the suction line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian VanderWoude, Brian MacLachlan, Stephen Isham, Stephen Reasoner, David Hershberger, Chad Drake, Benjamin Edinger
  • Publication number: 20170185099
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Patent number: 9631700
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20170102728
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Patent number: 9556939
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20160333991
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20160333990
    Abstract: A control knob for an appliance includes an outer control ring, a stationary hub, a rotation modulating mechanism coupled to the outer control ring and engaged with an outer surface of the stationary hub, wherein the outer control ring is rotationally operable about the stationary hub at a first rate, an indicial ring positioned around the stationary hub, wherein the indicial ring engages a portion of the rotation modulating mechanism, wherein rotation of the outer control ring at the first rate causes the rotation modulating mechanism to rotate the indicial ring about the stationary hub at a second rate, the second rate being different than the first rate and an encoder shaft positioned within the stationary hub, wherein an inner gearing mechanism extends between an exterior surface of the encoder shaft and one of the outer control ring and the indicial ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Edinger, Casey L. McCuan, Leif A. Norland
  • Publication number: 20140323914
    Abstract: A cassette (2600) for use with a medical waste collection system (30). The cassette includes a housing (2602, 2612) shaped to be removably attached to a receptacle (1699) integral with the housing. A sleeve (2640) is attached to the cassette so as to be located forward of the housing. The sleeve is formed with a void space. A fitting (2664) for collection to a suction line is attached to the sleeve. A screen (2714) is removably fitted in the sleeve void space. The screen is fitted in the sleeve void space when it is desirable to catch tissue that may be entrained in the fluid stream from the suction line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brian VanderWoude, Brian MacLachlan, Stephen Isham, Stephen Reasoner, David Hershberger, Chad Drake, Benjamin Edinger
  • Patent number: 8839725
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a table apparatus. The table apparatus includes a support assembly, a surface assembly and an adjustment assembly. The adjustment assembly allows for the movement of a work surface between a first bottom position and a second top position while remaining in the same, preferably, horizontal, orientation throughout the movement thereof. Additionally, the work surface is permitted to rotate about an axis that is perpendicular to the work surface. A secondary work surface is provided, which, when properly set to the same height, cooperates with the work surface to provide a matingly engaged configuration which allows for a substantially continuous joined work surface, while allowing for rotation of the work surface about an axis that is perpendicular to the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fredricks Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Kooistra, Maurice Fredricks, Bruce Fredricks, Benjamin Edinger, Mitchell Mulder
  • Publication number: 20140102340
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a table apparatus. The table apparatus includes a support assembly, a surface assembly and an adjustment assembly. The adjustment assembly allows for the movement of a work surface between a first bottom position and a second top position while remaining in the same, preferably, horizontal, orientation throughout the movement thereof. Additionally, the work surface is permitted to rotate about an axis that is perpendicular to the work surface. A secondary work surface is provided, which, when properly set to the same height, cooperates with the work surface to provide a matingly engaged configuration which allows for a substantially continuous joined work surface, while allowing for rotation of the work surface about an axis that is perpendicular to the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Brett Kooistra, Maurice Fredricks, Bruce Fredricks, Benjamin Edinger, Mitchell Mulder
  • Publication number: 20060103222
    Abstract: A seating structure includes a plurality of boss structures arranged in a pattern and a plurality of web structures joining adjacent boss structures within the pattern. At least some of the web structures are spaced apart such that they define openings therebetween. Adjacent rows of said web structures are spaced or staggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Jerome Caruso, Steven Caruso, John Aldrich, Andrew Hector, Thomas Granzow, Dean Miller, Richard Peek, Benjamin Edinger, Chad Aerts