Patents by Inventor Bruce Peterson

Bruce 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: 20100186373
    Abstract: An electric power system includes a genset with an electric power generator, an internal combustion engine driving the electric power generator, and an electric heating device. This device may be used to selectively regenerate an exhaust treatment subsystem and/or to otherwise selectively increase load on the engine. In one application, the system is carried by a vehicle propelled by another engine. In another application, the system is structured to provide back-up power to an AC power bus, and is typically stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick Pierz, Brian G. Haupt, Shreyasee Kambale, Bruce A. Peterson, Dan G. Priem, Lowell K. Siewart, Karim Elayed
  • Publication number: 20100075113
    Abstract: A method and system for conditioning transparent or translucent paper or film for use with digital printers includes the application of a primer coat to the paper or film that controls the hygroscopic characteristics of the paper or film followed by the application of a digital primer that enables the reception of ink or toner during printing thereon by a digital printer. Opaque markers, such as opaque strips, may also be formed on the sheet of paper or film to facilitate detection of the transparent or translucent sheet by sensors, such as “electronic eye” of the digital printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Phil Schumacher, Bruce Peterson, John Kelly
  • Publication number: 20090129725
    Abstract: The device includes a first optical fiber, a second optical fiber, a first transmitting optical subassembly, a second transmitting optical subassembly, a first receiving optical subassembly, a second receiving optical subassembly, a first circuit board, a second circuit board, a first amount of over-molding material, and a second amount of over-molding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Richard C.E Durrant, Anthony Kowalkowski, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 7419313
    Abstract: The device includes a push-in cage, and an optoelectronic device. The push-in cage includes a first thread form, and a first key. The optoelectronic device includes an optical subassembly, a second thread form, and a second key. The second thread form of the optoelectronic device is complementary to the first thread form of the push-in cage, and the second key of the optoelectronic device is complementary to the first key of the push-in cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Stratos International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jablonski, Anthony S. Kowalkowski, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20080170375
    Abstract: The device includes a push-in cage, and an optoelectronic device. The push-in cage includes a first thread form, and a first key. The optoelectronic device includes an optical subassembly, a second thread form, and a second key. The second thread form of the optoelectronic device is complementary to the first thread form of the push-in cage, and the second key of the optoelectronic device is complementary to the first key of the push-in cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: John Jablonski, Anthony S. Kowalkowski, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 7377702
    Abstract: The device includes a housing, a printed circuit board, a first optical subassembly, a second optical subassembly, and a lever. The device is pluggable to a host structure. The housing has a flange. The printed circuit board is mounted to the housing. The first and second optical subassemblies are mounted to the printed circuit board. The lever is rotatably mounted to the housing. The lever includes a rotatably mounted portion, a hook, and an actuation surface for actuation by a user. In a plugged into and locked position of the device with the host structure, the flange of the housing is in electrical communication with a faceplate of the host structure, and the hook engages a slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Stratos International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Jablonski, Anthony S. Kowalkowski, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20080105600
    Abstract: A hemodialysis apparatus includes: a dialysate-delivery system including at least one unit selected from the group consisting of (i) a dialysate-preparation unit, (ii) a dialysate-circulation unit, (iii) an ultrafiltrate-removal unit, and (iv) a dialysate-monitoring unit; and a user/machine interface operably connected to the dialysate-delivery system, the user/machine interface comprising a touch screen, the touch screen including a screen having (a) a target ultrafiltration display, (b) an ultrafiltration rate display, (c) a transmembrane pressure display, (d) an arterial pressure display, (e) a venous pressure display, (f) a dialysis fluid conductivity display, and (g) a dialysis fluid temperature display; and wherein at least one of the displays of the touch screen is selectable to adjust a setting displayed by the display, the setting used to operate at least one of (i) the dialysate-preparation unit, (ii) the dialysate-circulation unit, (iii) the ultrafiltrate-removal unit, and (iv) the dialysate-monito
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicants: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Connell, Robert Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael Hogard, Harley Johnson, Thomas Kelly, Jean Long, Bruce Peterson, William Preston, Dalibor Smejtek
  • Patent number: 7367406
    Abstract: A hydraulic system for an attachment for a tractor is disclosed. The hitch has a frame having a top member and a bottom member. The top and bottom members are joined together by a pair of side members forming a structure with an orifice. Each of the top and bottom members are hollow in a cross section, as are each of the side members so that a fluid contained in the members can flow from one member to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas B. White, Bruce A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20080092494
    Abstract: A heat tunnel for applying heated air to articles enclosed in shrink-wrap film includes at least one air supply unit; a conveyor; and a heat shroud spaced from the conveyor. The air supply unit includes a source of heated air, a fan, a heated air plenum, air ducts, and a return air plenum. Multiple air supply units can be provided along the conveyor to create a heat tunnel of desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Bradley VanderTuin, Richard Schoeneck, Irvan Pazdernik, Bruce Peterson, Paul Wagner
  • Patent number: 7351340
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include a method providing an apparatus for dialyzing to a consumer, with the apparatus including a controller for controlling a dialysate parameter, a delivery system for delivering the dialysate to a dialysate compartment of a dialyzer, and a user/machine interface having a touch screen to display an indicium corresponding to a parameter pertinent to operation of the apparatus for use in dialysis and to enable a user though touching the indicium to effect a change in the parameter. The method also includes providing supplies that are useable with the apparatus to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 7318892
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20070280604
    Abstract: The device includes a housing, a printed circuit board, a first optical subassembly, a second optical subassembly, and a lever. The device is pluggable to a host structure. The housing has a flange. The printed circuit board is mounted to the housing. The first and second optical subassemblies are mounted to the printed circuit board. The lever is rotatably mounted to the housing. The lever includes a rotatably mounted portion, a hook, and an actuation surface for actuation by a user. In a plugged into and locked position of the device with the host structure, the flange of the housing is in electrical communication with a faceplate of the host structure, and the hook engages a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: John Jablonski, Anthony S. Kowalkowski, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 7303680
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20070274473
    Abstract: A system and method for interfacing unified message processing systems with legacy voice mail, e-mail and facsimile systems, located behind corporate firewalls. The system includes a unified message server, a proxy interface and a message protocol convertor. The proxy interface is configured to access the legacy system in response to a request from a unified message server. Messages stored on the legacy system are converted by a protocol convertor to a predetermined format compatible with the unified message server. The converted messages are then transferred to a unified message server which is capable of providing messages from different messaging system, such as voice mail, e-mail and facsimile to users in a predetermined format. The invention permits enterprise wide communication systems to provide unified messaging without abandoning pre-existing legacy messaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Julia Skladman, Robert Thornberry, Bruce Chatterley, Alexander Ng, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20070219881
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring remote computer access and associated costs is provided. The system includes a remotely located communication server in communication with multiple host computer networks and in communication with a network access server. First and second memory devices contain a list of authorized users for the host computer networks and a user log for use by a billing computer to generate bills. The method includes the steps of creating starting and ending time stamps for each authorized user accessing a respective one of the multiple host computer networks and creating a user log to generate bills and monitor host computer network usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Bruce Peterson, Christina Clayton, Michael Farmer
  • Patent number: 7265755
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamic visualization of highly dimensional data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Dynamic Visualization System (a “DVS”), which maps data attributes to visualization dimensions and automatically imputes attribute values on-the-fly for each value of a sequencing dimension. Data having different resolutions can be simultaneously displayed in the same visualization. In one embodiment, the DVS comprises a Dynamic Data Management System with a user interface for specifying and mapping attributes, and one or more Dynamic Visualization Engines with near real-time control user interfaces. These components cooperate to define visualization scenarios based upon specified data subsets, determine and automatically execute a defined visualization, and allow analysts and other users to interactively modify the visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Terastat, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 7264730
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include methods such as supplying a dialysis machine including a touch screen interface to a machine user and supplying to the machine user accessory devices to be used with the dialysis machine in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20070168490
    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: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry Kent, Bruce Peterson
  • Publication number: 20070143430
    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: September 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Brett Dennis Johnson, Larry Kent, Charles Frederick Hart, Matthew Campbell, Donald H. Fair, Thomas Hackbarth, Bruce Peterson
  • Patent number: 7227745
    Abstract: The device includes a housing, a printed circuit board, a first optical subassembly, a second optical subassembly, and a lever. The device is pluggable to a host structure. The housing has a channel and ground spring fingers. The printed circuit board has contact traces and is mounted to the housing. The first and second optical subassemblies are mounted to the printed circuit board. The lever is rotatably mounted to the housing. The lever includes a rotatably mounted portion, a free end, and an actuation surface for actuation by a user. The free end of the lever forms a hook. In a locked position of the device to the host structure, the ground spring fingers contact and make electrical contact with a faceplate of the host structure, and the hook engages a slot of a circuit board of the host structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Stratos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Kowalkowski, Bruce Peterson