Patents by Inventor Bruce A. Peterson

Bruce A. Peterson 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: 20220258814
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a tethered temperature sensor for use within a vehicle track. The tethered temperature sensor includes one or more sensors for measuring temperature located in a high strain and high temperature region of the vehicle track. The sensor also includes circuitry configured to control and/or monitor the one or more sensors and located in a low strain and low temperature region of the vehicle track. The sensor also includes a housing to contain the circuitry. The sensor also includes an encapsulating material that fills an interior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Fullenkamp, Paul John Peterson, Jack Bruce Wallace
  • Patent number: 11229299
    Abstract: A pocketed spring assembly comprises a plurality of parallel strings of springs, each string joined to at least one adjacent string, each string comprising one piece of fabric folded into first and second opposed plies. Outer pockets are formed along each string by transverse seams joining the first and second plies. One pocketed spring, at least cushion pad and at least one buckling member are positioned in each outer pocket. At least one cushion pad, at least one buckling member or any combination thereof may be individually pocketed inside an outer pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 10513095
    Abstract: A shrink film comprising a polyethylene-based film having a top surface, a bottom surface, and comprising one or more layers, wherein at least one layer of the polyethylene-based film comprises a low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.917 g/cc to 0.935 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.1 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, a linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.900 g/cc to 0.965 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.05 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min, or combinations thereof, and optionally, a medium density polyethylene, a high density polyethylene, or combinations thereof, and a coating layer disposed on the top surface of the polyethylene-based film, wherein the coating layer comprises an adhesive and a near-infrared absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mauricio E. Leano, Paul R. Elowe, Mary Anne Leugers, Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Todd O. Pangburn, Bruce Peterson, Matthew Toyli
  • Patent number: 10173218
    Abstract: A microplate (10) includes a carrier (12) having a plate (20) and an annular perimeter wall (30) to define a recess (34). An array of holes (26) extends through the plate (20). A tape piece (16), die cut from a flexible tape (60) includes an array of wells (54) each extending through and having an opening (56) extending into the well (54). The array of wells (54) has a number and locations corresponding to the array of holes (26). The openings (56) have sizes corresponding to the holes (26). An upper surface (50) of the tape piece (16) is abutted with and bonded to the bottom face (24) of the plate (20) with the openings (56) corresponding to the array of holes (26). The slideable receipt of an annular outer periphery (58) of the tape piece (16) insures that the array of wells (54) are aligned to correspond to the array of holes (26) as die cutting of tape piece (16) insures that the array of wells (54) are at consistent positions relative to the annular outer periphery (58).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170341353
    Abstract: A shrink film comprising a polyethylene-based film having a top surface, a bottom surface, and comprising one or more layers, wherein at least one layer of the polyethylene-based film comprises a low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.917 g/cc to 0.935 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.1 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, a linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.900 g/cc to 0.965 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.05 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min, or combinations thereof, and optionally, a medium density polyethylene, a high density polyethylene, or combinations thereof, and a coating layer disposed on the top surface of the polyethylene-based film, wherein the coating layer comprises an adhesive and a material that absorbs radiation in the near-infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectral wavelength ranges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Mauricio E. Leano, Paul R. Elowe, Mary Anne Leugers, Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Todd O. Pangburn, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170335086
    Abstract: A polyethylene-based polymer composition suitable for use in a shrink film, the polyethylene-based polymer composition comprising a low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.917 g/cc to 0.935 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.1 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, a linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.900 g/cc to 0.965 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.05 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min, or combinations thereof, a near-infrared absorbent material, and optionally, a medium density polyethylene, a high density polyethylene, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mauricio E. Leano, Paul R. Elowe, Mary Anne Leugers, Bruce Peterson, Matthew Toyli
  • Publication number: 20170260375
    Abstract: A polyethylene-based polymer composition suitable for use in a shrink film, the polyethylene-based polymer composition comprising a low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.917 g/cc to 0.935 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.1 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, a linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.900 g/cc to 0.965 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.05 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min, or combinations thereof, a material that absorbs radiation in the near-infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectral wavelength ranges, and optionally, a medium density polyethylene, a high density polyethylene, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mauricio E. Leano, Paul R. Elowe, Mary Anne Leugers, Kumar Nanjundiah, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20170259541
    Abstract: A shrink film comprising a polyethylene-based film having a top surface, a bottom surface, and comprising one or more layers, wherein at least one layer of the polyethylene-based film comprises a low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.917 g/cc to 0.935 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.1 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, a linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.900 g/cc to 0.965 g/cc and melt index, I2, of from 0.05 g/10 min to 15 g/10 min, or combinations thereof, and optionally, a medium density polyethylene, a high density polyethylene, or combinations thereof, and a coating layer disposed on the top surface of the polyethylene-based film, wherein the coating layer comprises an adhesive and a near-infrared absorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mauricio E. Leano, Paul R. Elowe, Mary Anne Leugers, Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Todd O. Pangburn, Bruce Peterson, Matthew Toyli
  • Publication number: 20170028399
    Abstract: A tape adaptor (8) includes a bottom plate (20) and a top plate (60) mounted to the bottom plate (20) with a space (40) defined between an upper side wall (26) of the bottom plate (20) and a lower face (68) of the top plate (60) for receiving a tape segment (100) remaining on or cut from a continuous array tape (10). The tape segment (100) includes an array of wells (54) between two edges (52). A slit (46) is formed between an end (62) of the top plate (60) and an end (22) of the bottom plate (20). The tape segment (100) is slideably extended through the slit (46) into the space (40) with the edges (52) sliding on two ridges (38) on two longitudinal edges (36) of the bottom plate (20). The bottom plate (20) can include at least one groove (30) to receive the array of wells (54) of the tape segment (100). The tape segment (100) is positioned relative to the tape adaptor (8) by the ridges (38) or the groove (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: BRUCE PETERSON, Brent Urke
  • Patent number: 9465042
    Abstract: A tape adaptor (8) includes a bottom plate (20) and a top plate (60) mounted to the bottom plate (20) with a space (40) defined between an upper side wall (26) of the bottom plate (20) and a lower face (68) of the top plate (60) for receiving a tape segment (100) remaining on or cut from a continuous array tape (10). The tape segment (100) includes an array of wells (54) between two edges (52). A slit (46) is formed between an end (62) of the top plate (60) and an end (22) of the bottom plate (20). The tape segment (100) is slideably extended through the slit (46) into the space (40) with the edges (52) sliding on two ridges (38) on two longitudinal edges (36) of the bottom plate (20). The bottom plate (20) can include at least one groove (30) to receive the array of wells (54) of the tape segment (100). The tape segment (100) is positioned relative to the tape adaptor (8) by the ridges (38) or the groove (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Peterson, Brent Urke
  • Patent number: 9191347
    Abstract: A method of routing messages may include providing a listener registry of a plurality of listeners and associated namespaces so that at least one namespace is associated with each of the plurality of listeners. A message may be received from an originating application, and the message may include a message namespace. The message may be stored in a message queue, and a determination may be made to determine if a listener from the listener registry is associated with the message namespace. If no listener from the listener registry is associated with the message namespace, the message may be stored in a parked message queue separate from the message queue. After the message has been in the parked message queue for a predetermined period of time, the message may be deleted from the parked message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brett Dennis Johnson, Larry Kent, Jr., Charles Frederick Hart, Matthew Campbell, Donald H. Fair, Thomas Hackbarth, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140258431
    Abstract: A method of routing messages may include providing a listener registry of a plurality of listeners and associated namespaces so that at least one namespace is associated with each of the plurality of listeners. A message may be received from an originating application, and the message may include a message namespace. The message may be stored in a message queue, and a determination may be made to determine if a listener from the listener registry is associated with the message namespace. If no listener from the listener registry is associated with the message namespace, the message may be stored in a parked message queue separate from the message queue. After the message has been in the parked message queue for a predetermined period of time, the message may be deleted from the parked message queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brett Dennis Johnson, Larry Kent, JR., Charles Frederick Hart, Matthew Campbell, Donald H. Fair, Thomas Hackbarth, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 8737579
    Abstract: A method of routing messages may include providing a listener registry of a plurality of listeners and associated namespaces so that at least one namespace is associated with each of the plurality of listeners. A message may be received from an originating application, and the message may include a message namespace. The message may be stored in a message queue, and a determination may be made to determine if a listener from the listener registry is associated with the message namespace. If no listener from the listener registry is associated with the message namespace, the message may be stored in a parked message queue separate from the message queue. After the message has been in the parked message queue for a predetermined period of time, the message may be deleted from the parked message queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brett Dennis Johnson, Larry Kent, Jr., Charles Frederick Hart, Matthew Campbell, Donald H. Fair, Thomas Hackbarth, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 8543637
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for publishing content over a network. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system, among others, can be implemented as follows. The system includes an instant messaging module configured to generate a request for creation of a base uniform resource locator from an instant messaging server and configured to receive the base uniform resource locator. The instant messaging module is further configured to form an enhanced uniform resource locator by adding information to the base uniform resource locator to identify content stored on a local machine hosting the instant messaging module. The system also includes a local web server module configured to deliver the content stored on the local machine identified by the enhanced uniform resource locator, where the local machine hosts the local web server module. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry G. Kent, Jr., Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 8499669
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for singulating micro-well tape includes a tape drive (12) and a cutting assembly (14). The micro-well tape is advanced into and passes between upper and lower tape retainers (44, 45), with the upper tape retainer (44) including a groove (441) into which a raised ridge (451) of a multiplicity of ridges (450) of the bottom tape retainer (45) extends, with the rows of wells moving between adjacent ridges (450) in a movement direction. When a bar code on the micro-well tape is detected by a sensor 24, a knife blade (30) mounted on a slide block (32) is moved vertically to cut the micro-well tape. The new leading edge of the micro-well tape pushes the cut micro-well tape which is deflected by the raised ridge (451).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Douglas Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Schoeneck, Brent Urke, Adnanul Haq, Paul Wagner, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 8375873
    Abstract: A seed metering device for agricultural seeders has a meter housing, a seed disk covering an open side of the meter housing, and a brush assembly mounted within the meter housing and contacting the seed disk. The meter housing has a seed delivery opening for delivering a supply of seed into a seed pool area, an air inlet provided above the seed pool area for receiving a supply of positive pressure air into the meter housing, and a seed exit area where seed can be dropped into a seed tube. The seed disk has seed pockets spaced around its outer circumference that pass through the seed pool and pick up individual seeds as the seed disk rotates. The device includes several features that help singulate and drop seeds in a way that provides a desired number of seeds per acre and a uniform spacing between the seeds in the furrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent W. Nelson, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20110123415
    Abstract: A microplate (10) includes a carrier (12) having a plate (20) and an annular perimeter wall (30) to define a recess (34). An array of holes (26) extends through the plate (20). A tape piece (16), die cut from a flexible tape (60) includes an array of wells (54) each extending through and having an opening (56) extending into the well (54). The array of wells (54) has a number and locations corresponding to the array of holes (26). The openings (56) have sizes corresponding to the holes (26). An upper surface (50) of the tape piece (16) is abutted with and bonded to the bottom face (24) of the plate (20) with the openings (56) corresponding to the array of holes (26). The slideable receipt of an annular outer periphery (58) of the tape piece (16) insures that the array of wells (54) are aligned to correspond to the array of holes (26) as die cutting of tape piece (16) insures that the array of wells (54) are at consistent positions relative to the annular outer periphery (58).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20100307305
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for singulating micro-well tape includes a tape drive (12) and a cutting assembly (14). The micro-well tape is advanced into and passes between upper and lower tape retainers (44, 45), with the upper tape retainer (44) including a groove (441) into which a raised ridge (451) of a multiplicity of ridges (450) of the bottom tape retainer (45) extends, with the rows of wells moving between adjacent ridges (450) in a movement direction. When a bar code on the micro-well tape is detected by a sensor 24, a knife blade (30) mounted on a slide block (32) is moved vertically to cut the micro-well tape. The new leading edge of the micro-well tape pushes the cut micro-well tape which is deflected by the raised ridge (451).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Richard Schoeneck, Brent Urke, Adnanul Haq, Paul Wagner, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20100303689
    Abstract: A tape adaptor (8) includes a bottom plate (20) and a top plate (60) mounted to the bottom plate (20) with a space (40) defined between an upper side wall (26) of the bottom plate (20) and a lower face (68) of the top plate (60) for receiving a tape segment (100) remaining on or cut from a continuous array tape (10). The tape segment (100) includes an array of wells (54) between two edges (52). A slit (46) is formed between an end (62) of the top plate (60) and an end (22) of the bottom plate (20). The tape segment (100) is slideably extended through the slit (46) into the space (40) with the edges (52) sliding on two ridges (38) on two longitudinal edges (36) of the bottom plate (20). The bottom plate (20) can include at least one groove (30) to receive the array of wells (54) of the tape segment (100). The tape segment (100) is positioned relative to the tape adaptor (8) by the ridges (38) or the groove (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Bruce Peterson, Brent Urke
  • Publication number: 20100300342
    Abstract: A seed metering device for agricultural seeders has a meter housing, a seed disk covering an open side of the meter housing, and a brush assembly mounted within the meter housing and contacting the seed disk. The meter housing has a seed delivery opening for delivering a supply of seed into a seed pool area, an air inlet provided above the seed pool area for receiving a supply of positive pressure air into the meter housing, and a seed exit area where seed can be dropped into a seed tube. The seed disk has seed pockets spaced around its outer circumference that pass through the seed pool and pick up individual seeds as the seed disk rotates. The device includes several features that help singulate and drop seeds in a way that provides a desired number of seeds per acre and a uniform spacing between the seeds in the furrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Bruce Peterson, Brent W. Nelson