Patents by Inventor Charles E. Young

Charles E. Young 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: 10758343
    Abstract: A stented valve including a stent structure including a generally tubular body portion having a first end, a second end, an interior area, a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of vertical wires extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis around a periphery of the body portion, wherein the plurality of vertical wires includes multiple commissure wires and at least one structural wire positioned between adjacent commissure wires, and a plurality of V-shaped wire structures having a first end, a second end, and a peak between the first and second ends, wherein a first end of each V-shaped structure extends from a first vertical wire and a second end of each V-shaped structure extends from a second vertical wire that is adjacent to the first vertical wire, wherein each V-shaped structure is oriented so that its peak is facing in the same direction relative to the first and second ends of the body portion, and a valve structure including a plurality of leaflets attached to the stent structure within the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol E. Eberhardt, Charles Tabor, Carolyn Majkrzak, Timothy R. Ryan, Melissa R. Young, Maria Awad, Janice L. Shay
  • Publication number: 20200132066
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fluid supply system that can provide fluid to a jetting assembly at a constant pressure or at pressures within a desired range of pressures. In an example, the fluid can be ink, and the jetting assembly can be a print head configured for dispensing the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: William A. BUSKIRK, Thomas E. KIMERLING, Charles GILSON, Phillip J. YOUNG, Kirk HALL, Detlef MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20200055552
    Abstract: A suspension system for an operator station of a vehicle having a chassis includes a subframe structure positioned between the operator station and the chassis. The subframe structure includes a plurality of mounting pads configured to support the operator station. A plurality of suspension assemblies are connected between the chassis and the subframe structure near each of the mounting pads. A first lateral rod is connected between the subframe structure near one of the mounting pads and the chassis. A first longitudinal rod is connected between the subframe structure near one of the mounting pads and the chassis. A stabilizer bar is connected between the subframe structure at two locations and the chassis. A roll control bar is connected between the subframe structure at two locations and the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: BYRON N. MANTERNACH, BRANDON LEE, SUNGKWON CHOI, TODD REA, DANIEL J. DEBOER, WILLIAM K. RULE, DONALD E. YOUNG, WEN TSUNG LIN, CHARLES N. WARREN, ANDREW F. RAMES
  • Patent number: 9355366
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for measuring audience response to a presentation such as an advertisement. Software is trained using a feedback loop to correlate biometric data, such as eye tracking, facial recognition, or pupil dilation, with emotion, attention, memory, and/or meaning remembered by a viewer as measured by methods related to the Picture Sorts technique. The trained software then enables a device that uses biometric measurement to detect and measure such qualities in a viewer as the presentation is being viewed. In this way, unlike existing systems, the attention, memory and both primary and compound emotions of the viewer can be measured, enabling key moments of the presentation to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HELLO-HELLO, INC.
    Inventor: Charles E. Young
  • Patent number: 7169113
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying viewer reactions to a display object. The display object is divided into a plurality of spatial regions, viewer reactions are collected to an exposure to the display object and correlated with the spatial regions, and the display object is displayed with an aspect of the display of each spatial region being a function of the viewer reactions for the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hello-Hello, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Young
  • Patent number: 6447239
    Abstract: A combination tilting bed carrier and attached wheel-lift apparatus mounted on a chassis of a towing vehicle. The bed carrier includes a first pivot connected to the chassis and a first motive element extending between the chassis and the bed carrier for actuating tilting of the bed carrier about the first pivot. A wheel-lift is positioned below the bed carrier and includes a second pivot for pivotally connecting the wheel-lift to the chassis, with the first pivot and the second pivot concentrically, or substantially concentrically, aligned with each other. A second motive element extends between the wheel-lift and the bed carrier for actuating tilting of the wheel-lift about the second pivot. The second pivot may include a third motive element which may adjust the second pivot point, and which in conjunction with the second motive element, allows the wheel-lift to conform with either a positive or negative ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Jerr-Dan, Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Harry Carbaugh
  • Patent number: 6336783
    Abstract: An improved wheel-lift apparatus attachable to various types of transport trucks, including rollback trucks for loading and carrying disabled vehicles. The improved wheel-lift apparatus provides a horizontal extendable boom mechanism long enough for receiving disabled vehicles. As a result of the wheel-lift's “low angle” or horizontal approach, the risk of damage occurring to the chassis or body of the disabled vehicle while in the loading and carrying modes is greatly diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Jerr-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, David D. Hedstrom
  • Patent number: 6322368
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for training and testing human judgement concerning one or more complex human activities. Computer storage and access of a plurality of audio/visual presentations and corresponding measures of performance is provided, the presentations are played back and users are required to rank the audio/visual presentations. User rankings are compared against the corresponding measures of performance, and scores are tabulated for one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: CY Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Paul E. Young, Christopher C. Young
  • Patent number: 6315515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wheel grid assembly and vehicle towing apparatus. The wheel grid assembly includes a wheel boom and a pair of lift arms. Each lift arm consists of an extension arm segment and an engaging arm segment pivotally mounted to the extension arm segment. Each engaging arm segment consists of an actuating arm segment and a gripping arm segment extending in opposite directions from the pivot point. A pair of linear actuators rotate the engaging arm segments about their pivot points to engage the wheels of a vehicle to be towed. Each linear actuator is attached to a respective engaging arm segment through an over-center locking mechanism. The over-center locking mechanisms lock the engaging arm segments in wheel engaging positions without aid of force from the linear actuators. The present invention also relates to a position lock mechanism and a wheel grid self-centering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Jerr-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Scott A. Watson
  • Publication number: 20010005479
    Abstract: A combination tilting bed carrier and attached wheel-lift apparatus mounted on a chassis of a towing vehicle. The bed carrier includes a first pivot connected to the chassis and a first motive element extending between the chassis and the bed carrier for actuating tilting of the bed carrier about the first pivot. A wheel-lift is positioned below the bed carrier and includes a second pivot for pivotally connecting the wheel-lift to the chassis, with the first pivot and the second pivot concentrically, or substantially concentrically, aligned with each other. A second motive element extends between the wheel-lift and the bed carrier for actuating tilting of the wheel-lift about the second pivot. The second pivot may include a third motive element which may adjust the second pivot point, and which in conjunction with the second motive element, allows the wheel-lift to conform with either a positive or negative ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Applicant: Jerr-Dan Corp.
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Harry Carbaugh
  • Patent number: 6238213
    Abstract: A suction oral care device with a head having opposite scrub elements. The scrub elements are dissimilar to one another, one of the scrub elements comprising bristles and the other comprising a foam pad. A suction port communicates with each scrub element, each suction port leading to a suction end of the device. A suction outlet, separate from the suction ports, also extends from the cleansing head. The suction ports and the suction outlet provide three separate locations for suctioning so that even if two become clogged, a third is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Richard A. Rude, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 6231294
    Abstract: A combination tilting bed carrier and attached wheel-lift apparatus mounted on a chassis of a towing vehicle. The bed carrier includes a first pivot connected to the chassis and a first motive element extending between the chassis and the bed carrier for actuating tilting of the bed carrier about the first pivot. A wheel-lift is positioned below the bed carrier and includes a second pivot for pivotally connecting the wheel-lift to the chassis, with the first pivot and the second pivot concentrically, or substantially concentrically, aligned with each other. A second motive element extends between the wheel-lift and the bed carrier for actuating tilting of the wheel-lift about the second pivot. The second pivot may include a third motive element which may adjust the second pivot point, and which in conjunction with the second motive element, allows the wheel-lift to conform with either a positive or negative ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Jeer-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Harry Carbaugh
  • Patent number: 5951235
    Abstract: An improved wheel-lift apparatus attachable to various types of transport trucks, including rollback trucks for loading and carrying disabled vehicles. The improved wheel-lift apparatus provides a horizontal extendable boom mechanism long enough for receiving disabled vehicles. As a result of the wheel-lift's "low angle" or horizontal approach, the risk of damage occurring to the chassis or body of the disabled vehicle while in the loading and carrying modes is greatly diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Jerr-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, David D. Hedstrom
  • Patent number: 5839775
    Abstract: A body assembly is for attachment to a tow truck chassis. The body assembly includes a left body unit and a right body unit. Each body unit has a structural unit and a plurality of exterior panels attached to the structural unit. The structural unit is preferably formed from flanged aluminum panels that are attached using adhesive disposed on the flanges. The exterior panels are preferably formed from molded composite panels. The exterior panels are removably attached to allow for simplified repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Jerr-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, James J. Bartel
  • Patent number: 5782596
    Abstract: A tow truck is disclosed equiped with an improved body assembly, underlift assembly and lifting boom assembly. The body assembly includes a left body unit and a right body unit. Each body unit has a structural unit and a plurality of exterior panhed to the structural unit. The structural unit is preferably formed from flanged aluminum panels that are attached by adhesive. The improved underlift assembly comprises a support arm coupled to the vehicle. A base is coupled to an end of the support arm, a boom base is pivotally attached to the base at a first pivot point and a boom is pivotally attached to the boom base at a second pivot point. A first actuator is coupled to the support arm and the boom base. The operation of the first actuator pivots the boom base with respect to the support arm. A second actuator is coupled to the boom base and the boom. The operation of the second actuator pivots the boom with respect to the boom base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Jer-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, James J. Bartel
  • Patent number: 5722810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wheel grid assembly and vehicle towing apparatus. The wheel grid assembly includes a wheel boom and a pair of lift arms. Each lift arm consists of an extension arm segment and an engaging arm segment pivotally mounted to the extension arm segment. Each engaging arm segment is made up of an actuating arm segment and a gripping arm segment extending in different directions from the pivot point. A pair of linear actuators rotate the engaging arm segments about their pivot points to engage the wheels of a vehicle to be towed. Each linear actuator is attached to an engaging arm segment through an over-center locking mechanism. The over-center locking mechanisms lock the engaging arm segments in wheel engaging positions without aid of force from the linear actuators. The present invention also relates to a position lock mechanism and a wheel grid self-centering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Jerr-Dan Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Scott A. Watson
  • Patent number: 5709866
    Abstract: A mouthcare kit comprising a pair of sealed bags formed as a unitary structure. The first bag contains a swab and a frangible first pouch carrying a liquid for impregnating an absorbent head of the swab while retained within the first bag. The second bag contains a second pouch with a moisturizing liquid which can be removed from the second bag so that the moisturizing liquid can be applied to the swab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Booras, Charles E. Young
  • Patent number: 5622591
    Abstract: An apparatus for thermally attaching includes a thermally conductive support body (36; 86) with an edge surface (38; 88), a heater cartridge (42), a pneumatically expandable elastomeric element (44-54; 92-102), pinch plates (64, 66; 112, 114) for holding the elastomeric element in place; and passages (60, 62; 108, 110) for pressurizing the heated elastomeric element into contact with an element (24, 26) to be thermally attached to a mounting surface (85).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Shawn W. Ritchie, Michael L. Koelsch, Charles E. Young
  • Patent number: 5515970
    Abstract: An improved light-tight package for a roll (10) of a length (14) light-sensitive material such as photographic film or paper includes an opaque leader (22) wound around the roll. Folded-over portions (48, 50) of opaque end disks (32, 34) are held in place by adhesive tape strips (44, 46). Upon unrolling one embodiment of the package by pulling the leader, the end disks release from the adhesive strips without tearing; and the adhesive strips remain attached to the leader and are removed from the roll with the leader. Upon unrolling another embodiment, the end disks tear circumferentially and the torn-away portions are removed with the tape strips and the leader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Shawn W. Ritchie, Michael L. Koelsch, Charles E. Young
  • Patent number: 5097125
    Abstract: A thin film structure for providing predetermined electric field boundary conditions. A thin film configuration is disposed on an insulator substrate in a selected spatial pattern with substantially uniform electrically resistive character in each of the different areas of the spatial pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: ARCH Development Corporation
    Inventors: Dieter M. Gruen, Charles E. Young, Michael J. Pellin