Patents by Inventor Christine Nguyen

Christine Nguyen 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: 20210293053
    Abstract: A door lock may include a latch bolt head and a blocking pin. The latch bolt head may be configured to move between an extended position and a retracted position to selectively engage a latch head pocket of a door jamb. The latch bolt head may also be configured to move between a first rotational position and a second rotational position, wherein the blocking pin is configured to prevent movement of the latch bolt head from the first rotational position to the second rotational position when the blocking pin is in an engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Bedford, Brian R. Fournier, Scott Kasper, William Middelaer, David Nguyen, Ray Nolan, Christine Voelker, Todd C. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10795947
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods, systems, and devices, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating terms of a search query based on a user's spoken utterances, identifying multiple cross-platform messages based on the generated terms, and to generating, via a presentation device, a single interface that enables the user to interact with identified messages. Based on a spoken utterance, the disclosed embodiments may determine user-specified search terms and/or criteria, and based on the user-specified search terms and/or criteria, may obtain cross-platform message data that corresponds to the search query. The communications device may generate one or more interface elements that describe corresponding ones of the cross-platform messages, which may be presented within a unified graphical user interface or voice-user interface by a communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vinh Quoc Ly, Ahmet Onur Tekdas, Timo Mertens, Okan Kolak, Charles Randell Sievert, Christine Nguyen, Jin Lu
  • Publication number: 20200151223
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods, systems, and devices, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating terms of a search query based on a user's spoken utterances, identifying multiple cross-platform messages based on the generated terms, and to generating, via a presentation device, a single interface that enables the user to interact with identified messages. Based on a spoken utterance, the disclosed embodiments may determine user-specified search terms and/or criteria, and based on the user-specified search terms and/or criteria, may obtain cross-platform message data that corresponds to the search query. The communications device may generate one or more interface elements that describe corresponding ones of the cross-platform messages, which may be presented within a unified graphical user interface or voice-user interface by a communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Vinh Quoc Ly, Ahmet Onur Tekdas, Timo Mertens, Okan Kolak, Charles Randell Sievert, Christine Nguyen, Jin Lu
  • Patent number: 10279511
    Abstract: A method for baking a continuous mat of mineral or plant fibers successively includes application of an aqueous solution, containing a binder diluted in the solution, onto mineral or plant fibers, shaping of the fibers to form a continuous mat on a conveyor in motion, and heating the mat in movement through an oven by a hot air flow at a temperature higher than the curing temperature of the binder. Furthermore, at least partial drying of the mat is carried out before entry into the oven. The at least partial drying includes irradiation of the mat in movement with radiofrequency electromagnetic waves whose frequency lies between 3 MHz and 300 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventors: Christine Nguyen, Francois Vianey, Arnaud Letourmy
  • Publication number: 20180156539
    Abstract: A drying oven for crosslinking a continuous mat of mineral or plant fibers includes a plurality of heating boxes through which the mat of fibers successively passes. At least one of the boxes includes, between an external insulating jacket of the drying oven and a central compartment of the box, an in-built hot-gas heating and recirculation device that includes at least one radial turbine mounted horizontally, the axis of rotation of which is arranged vertically, the turbine drawing hot gas along the axis through a gas outlet orifice of the central compartment after it has passed through the mat, and discharging it radially toward a recirculation device that recirculates the hot gas leaving the radial turbine to a gas inlet orifice of the compartment, and at least one heating device for heating the gas circulating in the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER
    Inventors: Bernard BAUDOUIN, Christine NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20180036122
    Abstract: The present invention provides valve prostheses adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through body ducts to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting substantially radial forces from within by means of a deployment device to a deployed state in the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Bjarne Bergheim, Keith E. Myers, Jeffrey P. DuMontelle, Christine Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20170337274
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computerized methods, systems, and devices, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating terms of a search query based on a user's spoken utterances, identifying multiple cross-platform messages based on the generated terms, and to generating, via a presentation device, a single interface that enables the user to interact with identified messages. Based on a spoken utterance, the disclosed embodiments may determine user-specified search terms and/or criteria, and based on the user-specified search terms and/or criteria, may obtain cross-platform message data that corresponds to the search query. The communications device may generate one or more interface elements that describe corresponding ones of the cross-platform messages, which may be presented within a unified graphical user interface or voice-user interface by a communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Vinh Quoc Ly, Ahmet Onur Tekdas, Timo Mertens, Okan Kolak, Charles Randell Sievert, Christine Nguyen, Jin Lu
  • Patent number: 9775704
    Abstract: The present invention provides valve prostheses adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through body ducts to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting substantially radial forces from within by means of a deployment device to a deployed state in the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjarne Bergheim, Keith E. Myers, Jeffrey P. DuMontelle, Christine Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150190948
    Abstract: A method for baking a continuous mat of mineral or plant fibers successively includes application of an aqueous solution, containing a binder diluted in the solution, onto mineral or plant fibers, shaping of the fibers to form a continuous mat on a conveyor in motion, and heating the mat in movement through an oven by a hot air flow at a temperature higher than the curing temperature of the binder. Furthermore, at least partial drying of the mat is carried out before entry into the oven. The at least partial drying includes irradiation of the mat in movement with radiofrequency electromagnetic waves whose frequency lies between 3 MHz and 300 GHz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Christine Nguyen, Francois Vianey, Arnaud Letourmy
  • Publication number: 20090018655
    Abstract: Disclosed are biocompatible implants that combine a scaffold material for supporting long term repair of a soft tissue with an elongated member such as a suture for aiding in placement of the scaffold during a surgical procedure as well as for immediate mechanical reinforcement of a repair site. The components of an implant are combined such that a longitudinal load placed upon a composite structure can be borne primarily by the elongated member and the scaffold material is isolated from the longitudinal load. Thus, the scaffold material of a composite can be protected from damage due to applied loads and stresses during and following a surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: John Brunelle, Joshua Siegel, Christine Nguyen, Brenda Yantzer, Thomas Sander
  • Publication number: 20070270944
    Abstract: The present invention provides valve prostheses adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through body ducts to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting substantially radial forces from within by means of a deployment device to a deployed state in the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: 3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjarne Bergheim, Keith Myers, Jeff DuMontelle, Christine Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20070173932
    Abstract: An improved prosthetic mitral valve is provided having advantageous hemodynamic performance, nonthrombogenicity, and durability. The valve includes a valve body having an inflow annulus and an outflow annulus. Commissural attachment locations are disposed adjacent the outflow annulus. An anterior leaflet and a posterior leaflet of the valve are shaped differently from one another. The inflow annulus preferably is scalloped so as to have a saddle-shaped periphery having a pair of relatively high portions separated by a pair of relatively low portions. The anterior high portion preferably is vertically higher than the posterior high portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: 3F THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Cali, Keith Myers, Brian Biancucci, Jason Artof, Christine Nguyen, Rodolfo Quijano
  • Patent number: 7037333
    Abstract: A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with successive stitches along a fold line adjacent the side edges. The stitches are placed successively from a proximal in-flow end of each leaflet toward a distal out-flow end. During operation, when the leaflets open and close, the leaflets fold along the fold line. Distal tabs extend beyond the distal end of each leaflet. The successive stitches terminate proximal of the distal tab portion so that no locked stitches are placed along the distal portion of the fold line. The tab portions of adjacent leaflets are folded over each other and sewn together to form commissural attachment tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: 3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20060025857
    Abstract: The present invention provides valve prostheses adapted to be initially crimped in a narrow configuration suitable for catheterization through body ducts to a target location and adapted to be deployed by exerting substantially radial forces from within by means of a deployment device to a deployed state in the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Bjarne Bergheim, Keith Meyers, Jeff DuMontelle, Christine Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6911043
    Abstract: A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with successive stitches along a fold line adjacent the side edges. The stitches are placed successively from a proximal in-flow end of each leaflet toward a distal out-flow end. During operation, when the leaflets open and close, the leaflets fold along the fold line. Distal tabs extend beyond the distal end of each leaflet. The successive stitches terminate proximal of the distal tab portion so that no locked stitches are placed along the distal portion of the fold line. The tab portions of adjacent leaflets are folded over each other and sewn together to form commissural attachment tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: 3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20040138743
    Abstract: A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with successive stitches along a fold line adjacent the side edges. The stitches are placed successively from a proximal in-flow end of each leaflet toward a distal out-flow end. During operation, when the leaflets open and close, the leaflets fold along the fold line. Distal tabs extend beyond the distal end of each leaflet. The successive stitches terminate proximal of the distal tab portion so that no locked stitches are placed along the distal portion of the fold line. The tab portions of adjacent leaflets are folded over each other and sewn together to form commissural attachment tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: 3f Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20040138742
    Abstract: A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with successive stitches along a fold line adjacent the side edges. The stitches are placed successively from a proximal in-flow end of each leaflet toward a distal out-flow end. During operation, when the leaflets open and close, the leaflets fold along the fold line. Distal tabs extend beyond the distal end of each leaflet. The successive stitches terminate proximal of the distal tab portion so that no locked stitches are placed along the distal portion of the fold line. The tab portions of adjacent leaflets are folded over each other and sewn together to form commissural attachment tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: 3f Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6682559
    Abstract: A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with successive stitches along a fold line adjacent the side edges. During operation, when the leaflets open and close, the leaflets fold along the fold line. Distal tabs extend beyond the distal end of each leaflet. The tab portions of adjacent leaflets are folded over each other and sewn together to form commissural attachment tabs. The commissural tabs provide commissural attachment points to accommodate sutures and the like in order to secure the tab to a vessel wall, if a semilunar valve, and papillary muscles and/or chordae tendineae, if an atrioventricular valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: 3F Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6503447
    Abstract: Process for the purification of gaseous effluents by a photocatalytic reaction, according to which, under ultraviolet radiation in a single stage, the gaseous effluent is subjected to movements by which at least one first substrate is lapped and by which a second substrate is traversed, the said first substrate and the said second substrate being covered with at least one photocatalysing agent. Plant for the implementation of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Paper Group Research and Competence Center
    Inventors: Pierre Mondjian, Christine Nguyen Dinh An, Françoise Delpech, Jean-Claude Roux, Sylvie Bourgeois, Alexis Steinbrunn, Pierre Pichat, Jean Disdier, Estelle Mietton-Ceulemans, Léonie Bouvier, Joseph Dussaud, Pierre Girard, Virginie Blondeau-Patissier
  • Publication number: 20020052651
    Abstract: A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with successive stitches along a fold line adjacent the side edges. The stitches are placed successively from a proximal in-flow end of each leaflet toward a distal out-flow end. During operation, when the leaflets open and close, the leaflets fold along the fold line. Distal tabs extend beyond the distal end of each leaflet. The successive stitches terminate proximal of the distal tab portion so that no locked stitches are placed along the distal portion of the fold line. The tab portions of adjacent leaflets are folded over each other and sewn together to form commissural attachment tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen