Patents by Inventor Bruce D. Olson

Bruce D. 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).

  • Patent number: 10300281
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials for modulating afferent nerve signals to treat medical conditions such as CHF, CHF respiration, dyspnea, peripheral vascular disease (e.g., peripheral arterial disease or venous insufficiency), hypertension (e.g., age-associated hypertension, resistant hypertension, or chronic refractory hypertension), COPD, sleep apnea, and chronic forms of lung disease where muscle dysfunction is a part of the disease pathophysiology. For example, methods and materials involved in using electrical and/or chemical techniques to block or reduce afferent nerve signals (e.g., nerve signals of group III and/or IV afferents coming from skeletal muscle and/or the kidneys) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Michael J. Joyner, Bruce D. Johnson, Thomas P. Olson
  • Patent number: 9694735
    Abstract: A system, device and method for opening an electromechanical system of a vehicle. The system includes a capacitive emblem switch and a transponder, where the transponder includes an identifier of the vehicle. The capacitive emblem switch is activated when the user is in proximity of the vehicle with the transponder. The electromechanical system, such as a rear hatch of the vehicle opens when the user motions in front of the activated capacitive emblem switch. In embodiments, the capacitive emblem switch may be incorporated into a vehicle logo or a vehicle model number. In an embodiment, LED lights are used to indicate activation of the capacitive emblem switch. The LED lights may change color to indicate a completion of the method. The capacitive emblem switch may be transparent. The transponder may be a key fob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Sheehan, Kevin Roman Buermann, Bruce D. Olson
  • Publication number: 20160214525
    Abstract: A system, device and method for opening an electromechanical system of a vehicle. The system includes a capacitive emblem switch and a transponder, where the transponder includes an identifier of the vehicle. The capacitive emblem switch is activated when the user is in proximity of the vehicle with the transponder. The electromechanical system, such as a rear hatch of the vehicle opens when the user motions in front of the activated capacitive emblem switch. In embodiments, the capacitive emblem switch may be incorporated into a vehicle logo or a vehicle model number. In an embodiment, LED lights are used to indicate activation of the capacitive emblem switch. The LED lights may change color to indicate a completion of the method. The capacitive emblem switch may be transparent. The transponder may be a key fob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Shaun Sheehan, Kevin Roman Buermann, Bruce D. Olson
  • Patent number: 8387234
    Abstract: A multi-turn coil device comprising a flexible circuit board and a plurality of serially electrically coupled coils coupled to both sides of the flexible circuit board. The coils are formed such that when the circuit board is folded in an accordion manner, the coils are substantially aligned and have the same direction of current flow. The coils are serially coupled sequentially from front to back and back to front wherein the coupling of the coils is through a plated through hole in the flexible circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce D. Olson
  • Patent number: 8191241
    Abstract: A multi-turn coil device comprising a flexible circuit board and a plurality of serially electrically coupled coils coupled to both sides of the flexible circuit board. The coils are formed such that when the circuit board is folded in an accordion manner, the coils are substantially aligned and have the same direction of current flow. The coils are serially coupled sequentially from front to back and back to front wherein the coupling of the coils is through a plated through hole in the flexible circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce D. Olson
  • Publication number: 20110050381
    Abstract: A multi-turn coil device comprising a flexible circuit board and a plurality of serially electrically coupled coils coupled to both sides of the flexible circuit board. The coils are formed such that when the circuit board is folded in an accordion manner, the coils are substantially aligned and have the same direction of current flow. The coils are serially coupled sequentially from front to back and back to front wherein the coupling of the coils is through a plated through hole in the flexible circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce D. Olson
  • Publication number: 20080238600
    Abstract: A multi-turn coil device comprising a flexible circuit board and a plurality of serially electrically coupled coils coupled to both sides of the flexible circuit board. The coils are formed such that when the circuit board is folded in an accordion manner, the coils are substantially aligned and have the same direction of current flow. The coils are serially coupled sequentially from front to back and back to front wherein the coupling of the coils is through a plated through hole in the flexible circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Bruce D. Olson