Patents by Inventor Bruce A. Hanson

Bruce A. Hanson 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: 20210290300
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present disclosure pertains to methods of treating a tissue volume comprising (a) administering an implantable composition comprising a releasable membrane-active agent to a target site such that the membrane-active agent is locally released to the tissue volume and (b) performing irreversible, reversible and/or thermal treatment by application of a pulsed electric field to the tissue volume. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to embolic compositions that comprise releasable membrane-active agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Bruce R. Forsyth, Chun Wang, Samuel Hanson
  • Patent number: 10227201
    Abstract: Presently disclosed embodiments are directed to a system and method for loading mail trays in a sorter without human intervention. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments utilize an automated mail tray having a bottom plate that is selectively moveable between an elevated position and a lowered position. The automated mail tray may be positioned on a shelf under a corresponding output pocket of a mail stacker, and the bottom plate may be elevated to receive mail product transferred from the output pocket to the automated mail tray. After receiving the mail product on the elevated bottom plate, the bottom plate of the mail tray may be lowered so that the mail product is transferred from the output pocket to a position fully situated in the automated mail tray. The mail tray filled with mail product may then be removed from the shelf and replaced with an empty automated mail tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba International Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, Jeffrey Anthony Gavenas
  • Publication number: 20170173639
    Abstract: Presently disclosed embodiments are directed to a system and method for loading mail trays in a sorter without human intervention. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments utilize an automated mail tray having a bottom plate that is selectively moveable between an elevated position and a lowered position. The automated mail tray may be positioned on a shelf under a corresponding output pocket of a mail stacker, and the bottom plate may be elevated to receive mail product transferred from the output pocket to the automated mail tray. After receiving the mail product on the elevated bottom plate, the bottom plate of the mail tray may be lowered so that the mail product is transferred from the output pocket to a position fully situated in the automated mail tray. The mail tray filled with mail product may then be removed from the shelf and replaced with an empty automated mail tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, Jeffrey Anthony Gavenas
  • Patent number: 9096106
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle may include a vehicle body that comprises an enclosed hull. The unmanned vehicle may include a propulsion, a ballast control system, a center of gravity system, a pressurization system, a control surface system, a navigation control system, and an on board master control system. The on board master control system may execute local control over operation of the various systems of the unmanned vehicle. The unmanned vehicle may also include a power supply carried by a portion of the vehicle body to provide power to the various systems. The various systems of the unmanned vehicle may be independently operable to support selective operation of the unmanned vehicle in the air, on the surface of the water, and below the surface of the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: UNMANNED INNOVATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, Mark Everly
  • Publication number: 20120290164
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle may include a vehicle body that comprises an enclosed hull. The unmanned vehicle may include a propulsion, a ballast control system, a center of gravity system, a pressurization system, a control surface system, a navigation control system, and an on board master control system. The on board master control system may execute local control over operation of the various systems of the unmanned vehicle. The unmanned vehicle may also include a power supply carried by a portion of the vehicle body to provide power to the various systems. The various systems of the unmanned vehicle may be independently operable to support selective operation of the unmanned vehicle in the air, on the surface of the water, and below the surface of the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, Mark Everly
  • Patent number: 8128414
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide a system that supports (1) the development and administration of instructional materials and/or programs, (2) the development, administration, scoring, and reporting of assessment materials and/or programs, and/or (3) the integration of instruction with assessment materials and/or programs. The system achieves this by organizing the content in these materials and programs into learning targets and ordering the learning targets to reflect the pre-cursor/post-cursor relationships among the learning targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: CTB/McGraw-Hill
    Inventors: Richard James Lee, Sylvia Tidwell Scheuring, Brad Hanson, Bruce A. Hanson, legal representative, Marge Petit
  • Publication number: 20090070745
    Abstract: A system includes an electronic device and an external tester to be temporarily coupled thereto. The electronic device includes an integrated circuit processor. The integrated circuit processor includes processor circuitry for executing dedicated code to perform a dedicated application, and an execution unit coupled to the processor circuitry. The external tester is to be temporarily coupled to the execution unit to collect execution characteristics while the processor circuitry executes the dedicated code to thereby test the dedicated code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: MARK EVERLY, Bruce Hanson
  • Publication number: 20070292823
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a system and method for creating a learning map, which is a device for expressing hypothesized learning target dependencies within any domain of knowledge of skill acquisition. The system and method are also able to utilize multiple data types and sources to assess whether the learning target dependencies expressed by a learning map are accurate and are configured to modify the learning map as necessary so that the learning map conforms to the reality of how students learn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: CTB/MCGRAW-HILL
    Inventors: Sylvia Scheuring, Richard Lee, Brad Hanson, Bruce Hanson, Roger Creamer
  • Publication number: 20070154929
    Abstract: Device for sequencing disparate products, includes at least a first feeder mechanism feeding a first separate stream of a first product type in a pre-sequenced order. At least a second feeder mechanism feeds a second separate stream of second product type though a sequencing process. At least one reading device reads product information of the first product type and the second product type. A pausing device pauses, on one of the first feeder mechanism and the second feeder mechanism, one of the first separate stream of the first product type in the pre-sequenced order and the second separate stream of the second product type in a first pass sort order of the sequencing process based on the information read from the at least one reading device to enable the first product type and the second product type to be intermixed into a stream forming a merged stream of sequenced first and second product type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce HANSON, J. ROTH
  • Publication number: 20070151904
    Abstract: A method and system using a single pass sequencer having a transport system for transporting the mail pieces to a transport system having a moveable carriage system and a stationary carriage system with a plurality of holders slidable between the moveable carriage system and the stationary carriage system. The plurality of holders hold a mail piece of the mail pieces received from the transport system. The mail pieces are sequenced as they are transported or moved from the stationary carriage to the moveable carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce HANSON, J. Edward ROTH
  • Publication number: 20070102328
    Abstract: A method and system using a single pass sequencer having a transport system for transporting the mail pieces to a transport system having a moveable carriage system and a stationary carriage system with a plurality of holders slidable between the moveable carriage system and the stationary carriage system. The plurality of holders hold a mail piece of the mail pieces received from the transport system. The mail pieces are sequenced as they are transported or moved from the stationary carriage to the moveable carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, J. Roth
  • Publication number: 20060283784
    Abstract: A device and method for device for sequencing disparate products includes at least a first feeder mechanism feeding a stream of a first product type in a pre-sequenced order. At least a second feeder mechanism feeds a stream of second product type though a sequencing process. A reading device reads product information of the first product type and the second product type. A pausing device pauses the first stream of the first product type or the second stream of the second product type in a first pass sort order of the sequencing process based on the information read from the reading device. The first product type and the second product type are intermixed into a stream forming a merged stream of sequenced first and second product type. A separation item may be placed between groupings of the intermixed product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: J. Roth, David Coffelt, Bruce Hanson
  • Publication number: 20060272292
    Abstract: A device and method for stacking product into a container in a vertical orientation. The device includes at least one pivoting mechanism pivotable between a loading position and an initial/final position The at least one pivoting mechanism retains a container thereon. The device may further include at least one corresponding diverting mechanism for injecting product into the container. The diverting mechanism includes a feeding area and a diverting arm swingable between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the diverting arm allows product to enter the feeding area. An ejection station is positioned proximate to the feeding area and injects the product into the container after the product enters the feeding area via movement of the diverting arm. In one aspect the ejection station is provided by a pinch belt arrangement and is controlled by a control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael CAPORALI, Bruce HANSON, Shane MILLS, J. ROTH, Michael WISNIEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20060180519
    Abstract: An operational process for product distribution includes grouping product into groups when the product is in a first sort level and sorting the groups of product, in a first pass operation, to a second level sort. The method further includes sequencing the second level sort product including late arriving product, in a second pass operation, into a sequence of product. A machine readable code can also be used to implement the functionality of the operational process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Patrick Carey, Bruce Hanson, Dale Larson, Michael Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20060173898
    Abstract: A method or process and system of confirming an ordering of products includes generating a database of product information associated with a plurality of product and comparing the product information of the plurality of product in a sorting pass process to the product information assigned in the database to verify an order of the plurality of product in the sorting pass process. The process may additionally include reading pertinent information associated with a plurality of product during a sorting operation and populating a database with the pertinent information for use during a subsequent sorting operation. In the subsequent sorting operation, the process includes comparing what is actually read during the subsequent sorting operation against what should have been read based on assignments made in the database of the pertinent information during the sorting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventor: Bruce Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050241968
    Abstract: An expandable and collapsible holder which has a top surface and a bottom, releasable surface. Opposing side walls are hinge mounted between the top surface and the bottom surface. A latch mechanism and actuator such as a solenoid control the opening of the bottom, releasable surface. A system is also provided which uses the expandable holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, J. Roth
  • Publication number: 20050207879
    Abstract: A system and method for loading product onto a conveyor. The system includes a conveyor movable in at least a first direction and a metering section located proximate to at an end of the conveyor. The metering section includes a plate mechanism movable between a first position and a second position and a door adapted to be opened to a feeder. The door is at least partially supporting a predetermined amount of product and is positioned between a movable distance of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Wayne Blackwell, Bruce Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050173312
    Abstract: A method using a single pass sequencer having a transport system for transporting the mail pieces to a transport system having a first carriage system and a second carriage system with a plurality of holders slidable between the first carriage system and the second carriage system with packaged output. Each of the plurality of holders holding a mail piece of the mail pieces received from the transport system. The method includes assigning a code to: (i) the mail pieces based on the destination information, (ii) the plurality of holders on the first carriage, and (iii) a position on the second carriage which corresponds to the initial sequence and a destination sequence of the mail pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050107910
    Abstract: A system and method for filling containers is provided. The method includes assigning variables associated with at least one container and a number of drop points and determining at least one threshold value based on the variables. The product are then distributed within the at least one container for each drop point based on the determined at least one threshold value. The system includes a mechanism for accomplishing the method steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, Michael Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20050040084
    Abstract: A system and method that sequences product to increase machine throughput. A plurality of input feeding devices each randomly receives products from a stream of product. A plurality of output groups corresponding to the plurality of input feeding devices are provided during a first pass phase and a second pass phase. The plurality of input feeding devices feed the product to output bins of the plurality of output groups. A control has a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation for a first pass phase and a second pass phase, respectively. In the first mode, the control allows all input feeding devices of the plurality of input feeding devices complete access to all output groups of the plurality of output groups during the first pass phase. In the second mode, the control constrains placement of the products to output groups assigned in the first pass phase such that the groupings of the products to the assigned output groups remain constant between the first pass phase and the second pass phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Hanson, Hajime Morikawa, Jason McLaughlin, J. Roth, Michael Wisniewski