Patents by Inventor Christopher P. Adams

Christopher P. Adams 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: 20210046413
    Abstract: Filter media including one or multiple sheets of filter media, an upstream inlet, and a downstream outlet. A pleat pack can be formed by alternately folding a flat sheet along pleat fold lines with a high media surface density. The flat sheet of filter media may include a separation geometry feature or separation mechanism that maintains a separation distance between adjacent pleats of the filter media. A separation geometry can comprise one or more embossments forming a raised surface, an inlet spacer mesh and/or an outlet spacer mesh positioned between adjacent pleats, and/or an adhesive bead. The upstream inlet receives dirty fluid along a first direction and the downstream outlet discharges clean fluid along a second direction substantially not parallel to the first direction. The filter element defines an angle between the inlet and outlet flow, allowing large dust particles to move out of the media pack due to inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Ming Ouyang, Christopher E. Holm, Scott W. Schwartz, Matthew Louison, Miao Li, Jeremiah Cupery, Mark P. Adams, Shantanu Sanjay Ghatnekar
  • Publication number: 20200305707
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to apparatus, software and methods for assessing ocular, ophthalmic, neurological, physiological, psychological and/or behavioral conditions. As disclosed herein, the conditions are assessed using eye-tracking technology that beneficially eliminates the need for a subject to fixate and maintain focus during testing or to produce a secondary (non-optical) physical movement or audible response, i.e., feedback. The subject is only required to look at a series of individual visual stimuli, which is generally an involuntary reaction. The reduced need for cognitive and/or physical involvement of a subject allows the present modalities to achieve greater accuracy, due to reduced human error, and to be used with a wide variety of subjects, including small children, patients with physical disabilities or injuries, patients with diminished mental capacity, elderly patients, animals, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang FINK, John CERWIN, Christopher P ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20190159650
    Abstract: A cleaning device and method of cleaning are provided. The cleaning device includes a power source and a pump in selective electrical communication with the power source. A storage container is provided. A valve assembly is disposed in the storage container and in fluid communication with the pump, the valve assembly being configured to selectively flow cleaning fluid from a first portion and a second portion of the storage container. A cleaning element having a spray nozzle is in fluid communication with the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph K. Patterson, Paul H. Adams, Stephen P. Huda, Christopher Joseph Carballo
  • Publication number: 20140043046
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Walleye Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, David S. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 8593157
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Walleye Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, David S. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 8451162
    Abstract: In one aspect, a measurement system is disclosed that includes a source of microwave radiation having one or more wavelengths capable of penetrating through a visibly opaque obstruction, e.g., a wall. The source can be movably positioned on one side of the obstruction for illuminating thereof. The system can further include a microwave reflecting element disposed on another side of the obstruction, where the reflecting element is capable of reflecting at least a portion of the radiation transmitted through the obstruction. A plurality of radiation sensors are positioned relative to the obstruction so as to differentially detect at least a portion of the reflected radiation transmitted through the obstruction so as to determine a position of the source relative to the reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Walleye Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams
  • Patent number: 8253619
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Techtronic Power Tools Technology Limited
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams, Brent Gregorich, Umesh Rajani, Jason Porter Whitmire, Scott D. Bublitz, Jeffrey C. Hessenberger, John S. Scott, Mark Huggins, Matthew J. Mergener
  • Publication number: 20100117885
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams, Brent Gregorich, Umesh Rajani, Jason Porter Whitmire, Scott D. Bublitz, Jeffrey C. Hessenberger, John S. Scott, Mark Huggins, Matthew J. Mergener
  • Publication number: 20100109680
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: WALLEYE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, David S. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 7626400
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an imager, preferably portable, that includes a source of electromagnetic radiation capable of generating radiation with one or more frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to about 2000 GHz. An optical system that is optically coupled to the source focuses radiation received therefrom onto an object plane, and directs at least a portion of the focused radiation propagating back from the object plane onto an image plane. The imager further includes a scan mechanism coupled to the optical system for controlling thereof so as to move the focused radiation over the object plane. A detector optically coupled to the lens at the image plane detects at least a portion of the radiation propagating back from a plurality of scanned locations in the object plane, thereby generating a detection signal. A processor that is in communication with the detector generates an image of at least a portion of the object plane based on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams
  • Publication number: 20090153392
    Abstract: In one aspect, a measurement system is disclosed that includes a source of microwave radiation having one or more wavelengths capable of penetrating through a visibly opaque obstruction, e.g., a wall. The source can be movably positioned on one side of the obstruction for illuminating thereof. The system can further include a microwave reflecting element disposed on another side of the obstruction, where the reflecting element is capable of reflecting at least a portion of the radiation transmitted through the obstruction. A plurality of radiation sensors are positioned relative to the obstruction so as to differentially detect at least a portion of the reflected radiation transmitted through the obstruction so as to determine a position of the source relative to the reflective element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: David S. Holbrook, Christopher P. Adams
  • Patent number: 7435407
    Abstract: The use of calcium channel blockers administered intra-nasally to inhibit olfactory sensory perception to treat eating disorders, including obesity, is described. Also described is a method of reducing food intake in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a calcium channel blocker to the nasal mucosa, as well as screening methods for drugs to be used in treating obesity or associated disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Compellis Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, James Flynn
  • Patent number: 7138107
    Abstract: The use of calcium channel blockers administered intra-nasally to inhibit olfactory sensory perception to treat eating disorders, including obesity, is described. Also described is a method of reducing food intake in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a calcium channel blocker to the nasal mucosa, as well as screening methods for drugs to be used in treating obesity or associated disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Compellis Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, James Flynn
  • Publication number: 20040167117
    Abstract: The use of calcium channel blockers administered intra-nasally to inhibit olfactory sensory perception to treat eating disorders, including obesity, is described. Also described is a method of reducing food intake in a subject by administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a calcium channel blocker to the nasal mucosa, as well as screening methods for drugs to be used in treating obesity or associated disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: COMPELLIS PHARMACEUTICALS
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, James Flynn
  • Patent number: 6692912
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymerizable complex containing a covalently attached nucleic acid molecule which, under appropriate conditions, is capable of copolymerization with a second polymerizable ethylene-containing monomer unit to form a polymerized layer. The polymerized layer containing attached nucleic acid is useful in a variety of contexts including, for example, hybridization assays. The polymerized layer containing the covalently attached nucleic acid molecule can be formed into a variety of shapes, or attached to a formed material through appropriate chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Matrix Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: T. Christian Boles, Stephen J. Kron, Christopher P. Adams
  • Publication number: 20030170635
    Abstract: A slotted electrophoresis gel composition and methods of use are disclosed in the present invention. The invention also describes an apparatus that is used to produce a slotted electrophoresis gel composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: EXACT Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Philip W. Hammond, Christopher P. Adams, Ezra S. Abrams, T. Christian Boles
  • Publication number: 20020172955
    Abstract: Methods employing purification devices comprising an electrophoretic medium containing immobilized capture probes for the purification of DNA are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: EXACT Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, T. Christian Boles, Lawrence Weir, Rahul K. Dhanda, Nevin M. Summers
  • Patent number: 6468751
    Abstract: This invention features methods and apparatus for performing nucleic acid hybridization and amplification processes on a support. Such methods and apparatus are useful for synthesizing nucleic acid and detecting target nucleic acid for diagnostics and therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignees: Mosaic Technologies, Inc., Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, Stephen J. Kron
  • Publication number: 20020119480
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to devices comprising at least one purification unit, used to purify and/or concentrate a target molecule contained within a test sample. Typically, the target molecule in a test sample will be a nucleic acid. These purified nucleic acids can be used in a variety of ways, including being subjected to nucleotide sequence analysis. Methods of using the devices and kits containing the devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Lawrence Weir, Christopher P. Adams, T. Christian Boles, Rahul Dhanda, Stephen J. Kron
  • Publication number: 20020061532
    Abstract: This invention features methods, apparatus and kits for performing nucleic acid hybridization and amplification reactions on a support. Such methods and apparatus are useful in diagnostic and therapeutic processes for synthesizing nucleic acid and detecting target nucleic acids in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: Mosaic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Adams, Truett C. Boles, Andrew R. Muir, Stephen J. Kron