Patents by Inventor Christopher D. Peterson

Christopher D. 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: 20210018285
    Abstract: An example charging handle comprises a body having a handle portion, a bolt engaging portion and a shaft portion extending forwardly from the handle portion to the bolt engaging portion. The handle portion of the body may have a starboard arm extending away from the shaft portion in a starboard direction and a port arm extending away from the shaft portion in a portward direction. The charging handle may comprise a grip member disposed about the handle portion of the body so that the grip member encapsulates the handle portion and the handle portion is disposed inside the grip member. The grip member may comprise a thermoplastic material overmolded on the handle portion of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Aden P. Wright, Bryan P. Peterson, Christopher D. Laack, Robert J. Meinert
  • Patent number: 10752237
    Abstract: A method for automatically leveling an agricultural implement being towed by a work vehicle includes monitoring a vehicle inclination angle via at least one vehicle-based sensor supported on the work vehicle, monitoring an implement inclination angle via at least one implement-based sensor supported on the implement, and determining that the work vehicle has begun to travel across an inclined surface based on the vehicle inclination angle. The method further includes initially adjusting a position of a hitch of the work vehicle in a first direction to maintain the implement inclination angle within a predetermined angular inclination range as the vehicle travels across the inclined surface and adjusting the position of the hitch in a second direction opposite the first direction to maintain the implement inclination angle within the predetermined angular inclination range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Klint J. Peterson, Christopher Barrick, John C. Endsley, James W. Henry, Tracey D. Meiners
  • Patent number: 10747195
    Abstract: A method for controlling the actuation of wing sections of an agricultural implement may include regulating a supply of hydraulic fluid to a wing actuator coupled to a wing section to pivot the wing section relative to a center frame section of the implement from a transport position towards a work position. The method may also include monitoring a wheel load associated with at least one wheel of the wing section as the wing section is being moved towards the work position and detecting when the wheel(s) of the wing section contacts the ground based at least in part on the monitored wheel load. In addition, the method may include adjusting one or more flow parameters of the supply of hydraulic fluid to the wing actuator to reduce an actuation rate at which the wing section is being pivoted after detecting that wheel(s) has contacted the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Klint J. Peterson, Christopher Barrick, James W. Henry, Tracey D. Meiners
  • Patent number: 10711115
    Abstract: A process for extruding polypropylene comprising extruding a composition comprising a polypropylene and a second acid scavenger and less than about 10 ppm of a nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Kemper D. Lake, Jr., Christopher T. Kochanowicz, Joseph J. Peterson, Clifford S. Bynum, Keith A. Keller
  • Patent number: 10682462
    Abstract: Infusion sets for insertion into an insertion site for preventing misalignment of the base and cap or fluid connector by providing one or more alignment features between each, and in alternative embodiments, provide one or more features to secure the cap or fluid connector to the base in anyone of a number of rotational positions and having release features to allow the cap or fluid connector to be rotatable with respect to the base portion of the infusion set, and yet easily removed and inserted. Further embodiments provide infusion sets wherein the user can easily see the insertion site of the catheter and the skin, to determine if infections have occurred at an earlier stage than was possible using prior art infusion sets and with substantially less difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston F. Harding, Bart D. Peterson, Christopher N. Cindrich
  • Patent number: 10663240
    Abstract: An example charging handle comprises a body having a handle portion, a bolt engaging portion and a shaft portion extending forwardly from the handle portion to the bolt engaging portion. The handle portion of the body may have a starboard arm extending away from the shaft portion in a starboard direction and a port arm extending away from the shaft portion in a portward direction. The charging handle may comprise a grip member disposed about the handle portion of the body so that the grip member encapsulates the handle portion and the handle portion is disposed inside the grip member. The grip member may comprise a thermoplastic material overmolded on the handle portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Aden P. Wright, Bryan P. Peterson, Christopher D. Laack, Robert J. Meinert
  • Publication number: 20200156063
    Abstract: Instruments, systems, and methods for measuring optical density of microbiological samples are provided. In particular, optical density instruments providing improved safety, efficiency, comfort, and convenience are provided. Such optical density instruments include a handheld portion and a base station. The optical density instruments may be used in systems and methods for measuring optical density of biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Perry D. STAMM, Joel Patrick HARRISON, Gregory R. MAES, Jeffrey Edward PRICE, Jack R. HOFFMANN, JR., John Kenneth KORTE, Daniel Joseph PINGEL, Walter J. CLYNES, Sean Gregory FURMAN, Leonard H. SCHLEICHER, Christopher George KOCHER, Brian David PETERSON, Jacky S. YAM
  • Publication number: 20200106747
    Abstract: Policy enforcement previously available for web proxy access methods is extended and applied to layer 3 packets flowing through VPN channels. With these extensions, a common security policy is possible that is enforceable between VPN proxied access and VPN tunneled access. Equivalent security policy to tunnel based VPN access without comprising the inherent performance, scalability and application compatibility advantages tunnel based VPNs have over their proxy based VPN counterparts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven C. Work, Prakash N. Masanagi, Christopher D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200053051
    Abstract: An appliance works in conjunction with an agent on a remote device to control application access to a corporate network. In conjunction with an SSL tunnel and policy operating at the appliance, granular application control may be implemented. In particular, a device user may determine what applications from a set of applications may access the corporate network and which applications do not access the network. The applications may be analyzed to determine whether the application is good or bad, as what security configurations, approvals and denials are associated with the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Chemira Medappa, Christopher D. Peterson, David Telehowski
  • Patent number: 10554644
    Abstract: Techniques for performing two-factor authentication in a process plant include receiving, at a user interface device, a first type of identification information for a user from an identification device or a physical trait of the user. The user interface device also receives a second type of identification information for the user from knowledge-based information provided by the user. The user interface device then determines that each type of identification information corresponds to the same authorized user within the process plant. When both types of identification information are for the same authorized user, the user is granted access to the user interface device. Accordingly, the user may execute functions on the user interface device to perform operations on a plant asset which is connected to the user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd M. Toepke, Joseph D. Fisher, Christopher P. Kantzes, Neil J. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200030581
    Abstract: A self-slitting open lumen cannula may be used with catheter adapters to reduce manufacturing complexity and costs, as well as improve the safety of the catheter adapters against fluid leakage. The open lumen cannula may also include one or more notches to facilitate flashback visualization. The catheter adapters may further include a catheter adapter body formed of a compliant material that houses one or more compression resistant septa with at least one lumen formed by the proximal end of the needle during a self-slitting process as the catheter adapter is assembled. The compression resistant septum may also be coupled to a compression cap that imparts a radial compression force on the one or more compression resistant septa such that the at least one lumen narrows and seals when the cannula is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Kirk Hyer, Christopher Maul, Eric Davis, Bin Wang, Carl Ellis, Corey Christensen, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200016421
    Abstract: A patient parameter monitoring pod in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: (a) portable housing containing a power supply, (b) a patient parameter module connectable to a patient via lead cables to collect patient data, the patient data including at least one vital sign, (c) a transceiver adapted to wirelessly transmit the patient data to a defibrillator, (d) a data port adapted to supply the patient data via a direct electrical connection to the defibrillator, and (e) a carrying handle extending from the housing proximate a patient lead cable port that permits connection of the lead cables to the pod, the carrying handle positioned to protect the patient lead cable port and the patient lead cables attached to the port from direct impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Christopher Pearce, Peter Wung, John C. Daynes, Kenneth J. Peterson, Maren L. Nelson, James S. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 10507602
    Abstract: A modular accelerated cure system, for which the modules are of a size and weight to each be easily portable by one person, may be configured to fit a variety of parts, e.g., carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components, such as found in the manufacture of composite aerospace structures. The system may be used to accelerate the cure of materials that allow elevated temperature cures, e.g., sealants, primers, coatings, paints, adhesives, and protective coatings, by increasing the ambient temperature surrounding a part, or a portion of the part, within each module in a controlled manner. The system is modular in that a number of modules may be fitted together to operate in unison and also may be adapted to fit parts of a variety of contours, shapes, and sizes. Temperature within each module may be controlled using a heat controller that receives a temperature indication from each module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joshua Paul Carlsen, Teresa Bennett, Timothy David Aquino, Eli Scott Fielden, Christopher Kovalenko, Ian Cox Matheson, Isabel Calderon Glasmann, Shane Rahrle, W. Taylor Peterson, Michael D. Ridges
  • Patent number: 10478821
    Abstract: Instruments, systems, and methods for measuring optical density of microbiological samples are provided. In particular, optical density instruments providing improved safety, efficiency, comfort, and convenience are provided. Such optical density instruments include a handheld portion and a base station. The optical density instruments may be used in systems and methods for measuring optical density of biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Perry D. Stamm, Joel Patrick Harrison, Gregory R. Maes, Jeffrey Edward Price, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., John Kenneth Korte, Daniel Joseph Pingel, Walter J. Clynes, Sean Gregory Furman, Leonard H. Schleicher, Jr., Christopher George Kocher, Brian David Peterson, Jacky S. Yam
  • Patent number: 10463840
    Abstract: A self-slitting open lumen cannula may be used with catheter adapters to reduce manufacturing complexity and costs, as well as improve the safety of the catheter adapters against fluid leakage. The open lumen cannula may also include one or more notches to facilitate flashback visualization. The catheter adapters may further include a catheter adapter body formed of a compliant material that houses one or more compression resistant septa with at least one lumen formed by the proximal end of the needle during a self-slitting process as the catheter adapter is assembled. The compression resistant septum may also be coupled to a compression cap that imparts a radial compression force on the one or more compression resistant septa such that the at least one lumen narrows and seals when the cannula is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Daniel Kirk Hyer, Christopher Maul, Eric Davis, Bin Wang, Carl Ellis, Corey Christensen, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10432587
    Abstract: Policy enforcement previously available for web proxy access methods is extended and applied to layer 3 packets flowing through VPN channels. With these extensions, a common security policy is possible that is enforceable between VPN proxied access and VPN tunneled access. Equivalent security policy to tunnel based VPN access without comprising the inherent performance, scalability and application compatibility advantages tunne based VPNs have over their proxy based VPN counterparts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AVENTAIL LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Work, Prakash N. Masanagi, Christopher D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10413742
    Abstract: A patient parameter monitoring pod in embodiments of the teachings may include one or more of the following features: (a) portable housing containing a power supply, (b) a patient parameter module connectable to a patient via lead cables to collect patient data, the patient data including at least one vital sign, (c) a transceiver adapted to wirelessly transmit the patient data to a defibrillator, (d) a data port adapted to supply the patient data via a direct electrical connection to the defibrillator, and (e) a carrying handle extending from the housing proximate a patient lead cable port that permits connection of the lead cables to the pod, the carrying handle positioned to protect the patient lead cable port and the patient lead cables attached to the port from direct impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Christopher Pearce, Peter Wung, John C. Daynes, Kenneth J. Peterson, Maren L. Nelson, James S. Neumiller
  • Publication number: 20190246548
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for monitoring the displacement of a ground engaging tool of an agricultural implement. A controller of the system may be configured to monitor a magnitude of a displacement defined between a current position of a ground engaging tool of the implement and a predetermined ground engaging tool position. The controller may also be configured to initiate a first control action when it is determined that the magnitude of the displacement of the ground engaging tool exceeds a first threshold displacement value. Moreover, the controller may further be configured to initiate a second control action when it is determined that the magnitude of the displacement of the ground engaging tool exceeds a second threshold displacement value, with the second threshold displacement value corresponding to a greater displacement relative to the predetermined ground engaging tool position than the first displacement threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Michael G. Kovach, Christopher Barrick, John C. Endlsey, James W. Henry, Tracey D. Meiners, Klint J. Peterson, Alan Forbes, David Long, Christopher A. Lursen
  • Patent number: D861913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Perry D. Stamm, Gregory R. Maes, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., Walter J. Clynes, Leonard H. Schleicher, Jr., Christopher George Kocher, Brian David Peterson, Marc William Hunter, Benjamin Cooper Priess
  • Patent number: D874677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Perry D. Stamm, Gregory R. Maes, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., Walter J. Clynes, Leonard H. Schleicher, Jr., Christopher George Kocher, Brian David Peterson, Marc William Hunter, Benjamin Cooper Priess, Tim Payne, Scott Conway