Patents by Inventor D. Inman

D. Inman 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: 9973952
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE). The UE comprises a client application that presents prompts to guide a user through inputting a personal quality metric definition, transmits personal quality metric definition inputs via the radio transceiver, creates data based on wireless communication service experienced by the UE, transmits the performance data to one of a server application or a data store, receives a personal quality metric from the server application, where the personal quality metric represents the quality of wireless communication service received by the UE based on the quality metric definition inputs and performance data transmitted by the UE to the server application or the data store and based on the performance data transmitted by other UEs to one of the server application or the data store, and presents the personal quality metric on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communication Company L.P.
    Inventors: Ali Reza Hosseinmostafa, Dwight D. Inman, Raymond E. Reeves
  • Patent number: 8424923
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly for transporting medicinal substances. The fluid transfer assembly includes flexible tubes and a manifold each comprising silicone. The manifold has an inner protrusion and connector portions having inner walls. Free ends of the tubes are inserted into complementary configured inner walls of the connector portions until each of the free ends abut the inner protrusion, which creates a continuous uninterrupted passageway between the inner bores of the tubes through the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Inman, Jr., Donald A. Jahn, Robert L. Kain, Thomas C. Kreucher, Jeffrey Paul Sage, Blondine Van Roy
  • Patent number: 8302895
    Abstract: A reel with a rotatable spool. The reel includes a motor coupled to a drive shaft and configured to rotate the drive shaft in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. A drive assembly is disposed on the drive shaft and rotation of the drive shaft in the first direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and into engagement with the spool. Rotation of the drive shaft in the second direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and out of engagement with the spool. When the drive assembly is engaged with the spool, the drive assembly rotates the spool in a windup direction. When the drive assembly is out of engagement with the spool, the spool may be rotated manually in an unwind direction without encountering resistance from the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Glendinning Marine Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Inman, Michael A. Gasque, Mark M. Rose
  • Publication number: 20110095120
    Abstract: A reel with a rotatable spool. The reel includes a motor coupled to a drive shaft and configured to rotate the drive shaft in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. A drive assembly is disposed on the drive shaft and rotation of the drive shaft in the first direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and into engagement with the spool. Rotation of the drive shaft in the second direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and out of engagement with the spool. When the drive assembly is engaged with the spool, the drive assembly rotates the spool in a windup direction. When the drive assembly is out of engagement with the spool, the spool may be rotated manually in an unwind direction without encountering resistance from the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Glendinning Marine Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Inman, Michael A. Gasque, Mark M. Rose
  • Patent number: 7883046
    Abstract: A reel with a rotatable spool. The reel includes a motor coupled to a drive shaft and configured to rotate the drive shaft in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. A drive assembly is disposed on the drive shaft and rotation of the drive shaft in the first direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and into engagement with the spool. Rotation of the drive shaft in the second direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and out of engagement with the spool. When the drive assembly is engaged with the spool, the drive assembly rotates the spool in a windup direction. When the drive assembly is out of engagement with the spool, the spool may be rotated manually in an unwind direction without encountering resistance from the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Glendinning Marine Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony D. Inman, Michael A. Gasque, Mark M. Rose
  • Publication number: 20100084500
    Abstract: A reel with a rotatable spool. The reel includes a motor coupled to a drive shaft and configured to rotate the drive shaft in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. A drive assembly is disposed on the drive shaft and rotation of the drive shaft in the first direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and into engagement with the spool. Rotation of the drive shaft in the second direction moves the drive assembly along the drive shaft and out of engagement with the spool. When the drive assembly is engaged with the spool, the drive assembly rotates the spool in a windup direction. When the drive assembly is out of engagement with the spool, the spool may be rotated manually in an unwind direction without encountering resistance from the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Anthony D. Inman, Michael A. Gasque, Mark M. Rose
  • Publication number: 20080277926
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly for transporting medicinal substances. The fluid transfer assembly includes flexible tubes and a manifold each comprising silicone. The manifold has an inner protrusion and connector portions having inner walls. Free ends of the tubes are inserted into complementary configured inner walls of the connector portions until each of the free ends abut the inner protrusion, which creates a continuous uninterrupted passageway between the inner bores of the tubes through the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: William D. Inman, JR., Donald A. Jahn, Robert L. Kain, Thomas C. Kreucher, Jeffrey Paul Sage, Blondine Van Roy
  • Publication number: 20070255320
    Abstract: A method, system, and an apparatus are provided for insulating an electrode implanted in a body of a patient. The method comprises surgically exposing a nerve of the patient, implanting at least one electrode in the body of the patient, wherein the implanting comprises coupling theat least one electrode to the nerve of the patient, providing a mold form, disposing the mold form around at least a portion of the at least one electrode and the nerve, introducing into the mold form a curable liquid insulant, allowing the curable liquid insulant to cure, removing the mold form from around the at least one electrode and from the patient's body, and surgically closing the exposure of the nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: D. Inman, Steven Parnis, Albert Guzman
  • Publication number: 20070244535
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are provided for using an electrode for delivering an electrical signal to a first tissue of a patient's body. An electrode system comprises a lead and an electrode coupled to the lead. The electrode includes a stimulation portion that couples to the first tissue to deliver an electrical signal to the first tissue. The electrode also includes a dissipation portion that does not interface with the first tissue. The dissipation portion is adapted to dissipate thermal energy from the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: D. Inman, Jason Begnaud
  • Publication number: 20060270955
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing medical treatments is disclosed. In one aspect, an apparatus according the present invention comprises a mattress, a mattress support, cast shoes, a footboard support, a drive for causing the reciprocating movement, and a box frame to contain and support the reciprocating movement platform. In another aspect, an apparatus according to the present invention comprises a sling device connected to a drive causing the reciprocating movement, and a box frame to contain and support the reciprocating movement platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: D. Inman, Marvin Sackner
  • Patent number: 6899104
    Abstract: A unitary wound closure device adapted to permit a wound on a patient to be viewed while the closure device is secured to the patient. The device comprises a body having sufficient flexibility for it to be folded against itself. The body includes first and second surfaces facing away from one another, a securing portion having a length and width sufficient to secure facing edges of the wound in close juxtaposition with one another and viewing portion having a length and width sufficient to circumscribe the wound of the patient. A first quantity of adhesive-substance is disposed on the first surface of the body to adhere the securing portion of the body to the patient. A second quantity of adhesive substance is disposed on the second surface of the body to adhere the viewing portion to the patient and the securing portion when the viewing portion is folded over and onto the protecting portion and the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: J. D. Inman, Cubie E Ward, Jr., Tod H. Schultz
  • Patent number: 6552085
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as hypoglycemic agents or to lower serum glucose levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypoglycemic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Insmed Incorporated
    Inventors: Wayne D. Inman, David C. Hopp
  • Patent number: 6541522
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as a dietary supplement to mammals suffering from elevated triglyceride levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypotriglyceridemic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Insmed Incorporated
    Inventors: Wayne D. Inman, David C. Hopp
  • Patent number: 6448896
    Abstract: An electronic system for monitoring the condition of the filter in an HVAC unit includes a controller which issues at least one command to a circuit for the motor of the fan producing airflow through the filter. The command to the driver circuit is associated with a desired run speed for the fan. The controller is operative to compute the speed of the fan following issuance of the command to the motor drive circuit. This computed speed is compared to a predetermined fan speed that would normally occur when the filter is dirty. The electronic system is operative to generate a warning in the event that the computed fan speed does not compare favorably with the predetermined fan speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Roger S. Bankus, Thomas L. DeWolf, Robert P. Dolan, Brian D. Inman
  • Patent number: 6410596
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as hypoglycemic agents or to lower serum glucose levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypoglycemic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Insmed Incorporated
    Inventors: David C. Hopp, Wayne D. Inman
  • Publication number: 20020058701
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as hypoglycemic agents or to lower serum glucose levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypoglycemic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Wayne D. Inman, David C. Hopp
  • Publication number: 20020058707
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as hypoglycemic agents or to lower serum glucose levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypoglycemic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: David C. Hopp, Wayne D. Inman
  • Publication number: 20020058708
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as a dietary supplement to mammals suffering from elevated triglyceride levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypotriglyceridemic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Wayne D. Inman, David C. Hopp
  • Publication number: 20020055541
    Abstract: The use of isolated or purified stilbenoid compounds including longistyline A-2-carboxylic acid as a dietary supplement to mammals suffering from elevated triglyceride levels is described. The invention also relates to the use of such stibenoid compounds in combination with other hypotriglyceridemic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Applicant: Shaman Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne D. Inman, David C. Hopp
  • Patent number: 5747527
    Abstract: Novel hypoglycemically active eremophilanolide sesquiterpenes which can be isolated from Psacalium spp., processes for obtaining the novel eremophilanolide sesquiterpenes and methods for their use as hypoglycemic agents, for example, in the treatment of diabetes are described. Further described is the use of epicacalone, cacalone, cacalol or dimaturin as hypoglycemic agents, for example, in the treatment of diabetes. In a preferred embodiment, the hypoglycemically active compounds are obtained from the roots of Psacalium decompositum. As agents for the treatment of diabetes, the hypoglycemically active compounds of the present inventions are useful for treating insulin-dependent (type I) and/or non-insulin-dependent (type II) diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Shaman Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne D. Inman, Steven Row King, Joseph L. Evans, Jian Luo