Patents by Inventor Dale Nelson

Dale Nelson 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: 20210047834
    Abstract: A reinforced notched sub-purlin is formed by a top flange, one or more vertical webs, one or more base flanges, one or more notches, and at least one reinforcement. The top flange extends the entire length of the reinforced notched sub-purlin. The vertical web(s) extend from the top flange, and the one or more notches are formed by removing a portion of the vertical web (where only one vertical web is used) or by separating adjacent vertical webs (where a plurality of vertical webs are used). A base flange extends from the vertical web(s) in a direction opposite the direction in which the top flange extends from the vertical web. The at least one reinforcement is provided on the vertical web(s) and provides enhanced stiffness, thus improving ability of the reinforced notched sub-purlin (and a roof or wall panel installed thereon) to resist forces resulting from, for example, wind and snow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Brandon King, Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 10555799
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filler or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional element along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel O. Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Publication number: 20190247087
    Abstract: Medical devices for accessing the central nervous system, as well as making and using medical devices, are disclosed. An example medical device may include an expandable access sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. The expandable access sheath may be designed to shift between a first configuration and an expanded configuration. The expandable access sheath may include a tubular body having one or more axial support members disposed along the tubular body. The medical device may include an expansion member designed to shift the expandable access sheath between the first configuration and the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: MINNETRONIX NEURO, INC.
    Inventors: COREY DANIEL BROWN, DON WILLIAM ELDON EVANS, PHILIP JON HAARSTAD, BRIAN DALE NELSON
  • Publication number: 20190108195
    Abstract: An electronic compression filter is designed capable of locating unnecessary data in polling data. A statistical based polling error analysis using past polling data and past voting data from multiple geographic regions, converting these error signals into filtered occurrence frequencies associated with various standard deviation intervals, assigning priority codes to repeating geographic regions and then compressing these signals. The purpose is to reduce the amount of polling data to be processed, but application of the compression filter to upcoming polling data can predict the winner of the upcoming election.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20170368433
    Abstract: A one or two player ball game assembly comprising a motorized ball launcher that shoots balls upwards into the air in a random fountain like pattern. Each player catches or retrieves the launched balls and places them back into their designated reservoir. The reservoir gravity feeds the balls back into a striker mechanism. In one embodiment, the reservoirs are clear tubes so that each player may monitor the number of balls in each player's reservoir during play. The clear tubes also act as a fence, keeping each player on their respective sides thus minimizing possible collisions during play. In one embodiment, the game operates on an adjustable timer (e.g. 1-15 minutes) which automatically terminates powered to the motorized striker. The timer may also trigger an audible signal (e.g. bell) when the game is over. The winner is the player with the most balls in their reservoir at the end of play.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20170360548
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen. The device includes a functional element which may be a filler or an occlusive element. The device includes means for controlling the movement and placement of the functional clement along a guidewire. Motion of the guidewire can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel O. Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Patent number: 9775701
    Abstract: A distal protection device for use in a body lumen includes a functional element, which may be a filter or an occlusive element. The device includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member carried by the first elongate member, and the functional element carried by the second elongate member. Motion of the first elongate member can be independent of the motion of the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard S. Kusleika, Daniel O. Adams, Kent D. Anderson, Dale Nelson, Jeffrey D. Santer
  • Patent number: 9623969
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can operate both as a conventional multicopter with no wing attached, or, it can operate as a winged multicopter. The detachable wing design used in the invention provides versatility without compromising performance; the wing attachment receptacles add no weight to the wingless multicopter configuration because they also function as the leg receptacles. In one embodiment, the base multicopter configuration is a quad-copter with four propeller drives. Four tubular receptacles, two forward and two aft, provide attachment points for the vertical struts of a detachable rectangular shaped wing, these vertical struts also function as the legs of the multicopter. The wing is fabricated using lightweight struts and rip stop nylon fabric which can be easily folded into a compact shape using quick release pins. In another embodiment, the wing is fabricated using a foam core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20160272316
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can operate both as a conventional multicopter with no wing attached, or, it can operate as a winged multicopter. The detachable wing design used in the invention provides versatility without compromising performance; the wing attachment receptacles add no weight to the wingless multicopter configuration because they also function as the leg receptacles. In one embodiment, the base multicopter configuration is a quad-copter with four propeller drives. Four tubular receptacles, two forward and two aft, provide attachment points for the vertical struts of a detachable rectangular shaped wing, these vertical struts also function as the legs of the multicopter. The wing is fabricated using lightweight struts and rip stop nylon fabric which can be easily folded into a compact shape using quick release pins. In another embodiment, the wing is fabricated using a foam core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 9272784
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) comprising a plurality of propeller drives rigidly mounted to a foldable frame with the motor rotors aligned in a vertical direction to provide a means of vertical takeoffs and landings. The foldable frame mounts a sheet sail at an angle with the horizontal that provides lift during the forward motion and tilt of the UAV. In one embodiment the shape of the sheet sail and frame are triangular with one or two propeller drives being mounted in close proximity to each of the three vertices. In another embodiment, the shape of the sheet sail and frame are triangular with one or two propeller drives being mounted in close proximity to each of the three vertices, and one or two propeller drives being mount in close proximity to the trailing edge of the spine, in between the trailing edge propeller drives. In some embodiments, the frame spars may be comprised of carbon fiber rods and the sheet sail may be comprised of ripstop nylon fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150329204
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) comprising a plurality of propeller drives rigidly mounted to a foldable frame with the motor rotors aligned in a vertical direction to provide a means of vertical takeoffs and landings. The foldable frame mounts a sheet sail at an angle with the horizontal that provides lift during the forward motion and tilt of the UAV. In one embodiment the shape of the sheet sail and frame are triangular with one or two propeller drives being mounted in close proximity to each of the three vertices. In another embodiment, the shape of the sheet sail and frame are triangular with one or two propeller drives being mounted in close proximity to each of the three vertices, and one or two propeller drives being mount in close proximity to the trailing edge of the spine, in between the trailing edge propeller drives. In some embodiments, the frame spars may be comprised of carbon fiber rods and the sheet sail may be comprised of ripstop nylon fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Dale Nelson
  • Patent number: 9144462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical treatment devices. In particular, according to one embodiment, the present invention a medical treatment device that includes, for example, a tube member, a treatment member by way of which energy can be transmitted in connection with performance of a medical procedure, a sleeve, and a hub member. In this example, the treatment member is positioned within the tube member and the tube member thus affords a degree or protection to the treatment member. The combination of the treatment member and the tube member is configured to be partially received within, and secured by, the hub member. In particular, the hub member includes a securement portion and a delivery portion which are releasably attached to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Arlin Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150224213
    Abstract: This invention provides treatment compositions as well as systems and methods of determining and administering an effective amount of treatment for a neurological disorder. The treatment composition can contain a labeled interfering RNA (iRNA) agent capable of decreasing expression of a target RNA associated with the neurological disorder. The methods of the invention include determining an effective amount of a therapeutic composition by introducing a solution containing a tracer into the brain of a mammal. The tracing solution is monitored until a target volume of distribution at steady state distribution is substantially achieved, and the rate of delivery of the therapeutic composition is determined. The therapeutic composition can then be administered at the rate determined by use of the tracing solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Dinah W.Y. SAH, Andrei P. Guzaev, Matthew H. Adams, Pei Ge, Muthiah Manoharan, Douglas Ulen Gwost, Gregory Robert Stewart, David Kent Stiles, Brian Dale Nelson, William Frederick Kaemmerer, Don Marshall Gash
  • Patent number: 8957038
    Abstract: This invention provides treatment compositions as well as systems and methods of determining and administering an effective amount of treatment for a neurological disorder. The treatment composition can contain a labeled interfering RNA (iRNA) agent capable of decreasing expression of a target RNA associated with the neurological disorder. The methods of the invention include determining an effective amount of a therapeutic composition by introducing a solution containing a tracer into the brain of a mammal. The tracing solution is monitored until a target volume of distribution at steady state distribution is substantially achieved, and the rate of delivery of the therapeutic composition is determined. The therapeutic composition can then be administered at the rate determined by use of the tracing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinah W. Y. Sah, Andrei P. Guzaev, Matthew H. Adams, Pei Ge, Muthiah Manoharan, Douglas Ulen Gwost, Gregory Robert Stewart, David Kent Stiles, Brian Dale Nelson, William Frederick Kaemmerer, Don Marshall Gash
  • Publication number: 20140179573
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an embodiment of the present invention is directed to an oil soluble additive composition prepared by a process comprising: reacting, (a) a molybdenum component; (b) an imide derived from the reaction product of a hydrocarbyl dicarboxylic acid component and a polyamine wherein said reaction product is prepared by first charging a polyamine to a reaction vessel and then charging a hydrocarbyl dicarboxylic acid component to the reaction vessel, wherein the charge mole ratio of the hydrocarbyl dicarboxylic acid component to the polyamine is from about 1:1 to about 1:0.5; and (c) a post-treating agent, thereby producing a post-treated moblydated succinimide additive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Man Hon Tsang, Gaurav Bhalla, Kenneth Dale Nelson, William Raymond Ruhe, JR.
  • Patent number: 8729297
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to Mannich condensation product sequestering agents or mixtures of Mannich condensation product sequestering agents for use in fuels and lubricating oils. The present invention is also directed to a process for preparing the Mannich condensation product sequestering agents. The present invention is also directed to a product formed by combining, under reaction conditions, a polyisobutyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic compound, an aldehyde, an amino acid or ester thereof, and an alkali metal base to form the Mannich condensation product sequestering agent. The present invention is also directed to a lubricating oil composition, a lubricating oil concentrate, a fuel composition, and a fuel concentrate having the Mannich condensation product sequestering agents of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: James Joseph Harrison, Kenneth Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140018269
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an oil soluble additive composition prepared by a process comprising reacting a molybdenum component; an imide derived from the reaction product of a hydrocarbyl dicarboxylic acid component and a polyamine component wherein the hydrocarbyl dicarboxylic acid component is the reaction product of a dicarboxylic acid component and a hydrocarbyl component; and a post-treating agent, thereby producing a post-treated molybdated succinimide additive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Bhalla, Kenneth Dale Nelson, Man Hon Tsang
  • Publication number: 20130261313
    Abstract: Disclosed is a product prepared by the process for preparing a molybdated succinimide complex, the process comprising: (a) reacting an alkyl or alkenyl succinimide of a polyamine of formula I or formula II or mixtures thereof: wherein R is an about C12 to C30 alkyl or alkenyl group, R? is a straight or branched-chain alkylene group having 2 to 3 carbon atoms, x is 1 to 11, and y is 1 to 10, with an ?,?-unsaturated mono-carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid ester, in a charge mole ratio of the ?,?-unsaturated mono-carboxylic acid or carboxylic acid ester to the succinimide of formula I or formula II or mixtures thereof of about 0.1:1 to about 6:1, and wherein the reaction temperature is no greater than about 135° C.; and (b) reacting the succinimide product of step (a) with an acidic molybdenum compound to provide the molybdated succinimide complex, wherein the molybdated succinimide complex prepared is a liquid at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Dale Nelson, James Joseph Harrison, Paula Rogers, Mitra Hosseini
  • Patent number: 8466728
    Abstract: A buffer circuit includes an input stage including at least one MOS device having a first threshold voltage associated therewith, the input stage being adapted to receive an input signal referenced to a first voltage supply. The buffer circuit further includes an output stage including at least one MOS transistor having the first threshold voltage associated therewith, an input of the output stage being connected to an output of the input stage, the output stage being operative to generate an output signal which is indicative of a logic state of the input signal. The buffer circuit includes a delay control circuit adapted for connection between at least one of the first voltage supply and a voltage return of the buffer circuit, and at least one of the input stage and the output stage. The delay control circuit includes at least one MOS device having a second threshold voltage associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Agere Systems LLC
    Inventor: Dale Nelson
  • Publication number: 20120292844
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes removable faces for jaws in machine vise which are able to grip a work-piece with great stability, accuracy, and reproducibility. Embodiments include multiple gripping features so the gripping surface easily can be renewed by demounting and reversing a worn face to a new face. Embodiments include the ability to of the claw jaws to be mounted on any fixed or moveable vise station to use the entire clamping range of the machine vise. Embodiments are disclosed which are used with round or curved as well as flat work-pieces. Embodiments also include flat surfaced claw jaws which may be used to grip a work-piece for secondary machining to remove indentations from the work-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Dale Nelson