Patents by Inventor Dennis Turner

Dennis Turner 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: 20210352830
    Abstract: A pump tray has a liquid pump with an inlet and outlet. A blindly matable liquid coupler fluidicly couples with the pump inlet and a blindly matable liquid coupler fluidicly couples with the pump outlet. A chassis of the pump tray has an alignment member configured to removably engage with another device and to restrict, to a limited number of degrees-of-freedom, movement of the chassis relative to the other device (e.g., a liquid pumping unit). The blindly matable liquid couplers are so physically coupled with the chassis as to inhibit movement of them relative to the chassis. A liquid pumping unit also has a chassis defining a bay configured to receive a pump tray, a liquid inlet coupler and a liquid outlet coupler, and a reservoir fluidicly coupled with the liquid inlet coupler. A blindly-matable liquid coupler fluidicly couples with the reservoir outlet and a blindly-matable liquid coupler fluidicly couples with the liquid outlet coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Varela Benitez, Dennis Trieu, Brydon Giert, Kamal Mostafavi, Cameron Turner
  • Patent number: 10188871
    Abstract: A flat optogenetic cuff interface (FOCI) is configured for functional optical stimulation of axons in a single fascicle of a peripheral nerve bundle in which the axons have been genetically modified to express light sensitive proteins for excitation or inhibition of the nerves. The FOCI is configured to gradually reshape the single fascicle to a final height between 0.2 mm and 0.5 mm by reorganizing the individual axons within the fascicle without reshaping (and damaging) the individual axons. The FOCI facilitates stimulation of axons over the entire cross-section of the reshaped fascicle within the power limitations for pulsed laser energy. An electrical interface may be included to sense nerve activity of either the stimulated axons to provide closed-loop feedback to control the optical sources or stimulated axons of a different modality to record the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Simons, Jiangying Zhou, Mark A. Peot, Warren Grill, Dennis Turner
  • Publication number: 20160279438
    Abstract: A flat optogenetic cuff interface (FOCI) is configured for functional optical stimulation of axons in a single fascicle of a peripheral nerve bundle in which the axons have been genetically modified to express light sensitive proteins for excitation or inhibition of the nerves. The FOCI is configured to gradually reshape the single fascicle to a final height between 0.2 mm and 0.5 mm by reorganizing the individual axons within the fascicle without reshaping (and damaging) the individual axons. The FOCI facilitates stimulation of axons over the entire cross-section of the reshaped fascicle within the power limitations for pulsed laser energy. An electrical interface may be included to sense nerve activity of either the stimulated axons to provide closed-loop feedback to control the optical sources or stimulated axons of a different modality to record the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Simons, Jiangying Zhou, Mark A. Peot, Warren Grill, Dennis Turner
  • Patent number: 7488034
    Abstract: A child safety seat assembly, including a base for being positioned on a vehicle seat bottom. An anti-rebound bar is carried by the base and extends outwardly and upwardly from a foot end of the base for engaging a seat back of the vehicle seat to which the seat is attached for retarding inertia-induced rotation of the base and the attached carrier by transmitting rotational force applied to the seat during a sudden change in velocity into the seat back of the vehicle seat onto which the seat is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Britax Child Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Derek Ohren, Phillip Przybylo, Benjamin Shane Bustle, Jerry Wayne Campbell, W. Jake Kozlowski, Jr., Dieter Maier, Adrian Batchelor, Paul Brindley, Troy Mason, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul Zink, Jason Andrews, Dennis Turner
  • Publication number: 20080067846
    Abstract: A child safety seat assembly, including a base for being positioned on a vehicle seat bottom. An anti-rebound bar is carried by the base and extends outwardly and upwardly from a foot end of the base for engaging a seat back of the vehicle seat to which the seat is attached for retarding inertia-induced rotation of the base and the attached carrier by transmitting rotational force applied to the seat during a sudden change in velocity into the seat back of the vehicle seat onto which the seat is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: BRITAX CHILD SAFETY, INC.
    Inventors: Hans Ohren, Phillip Przybylo, Benjamin Bustle, Jerry Campbell, W. Kozlowski, Dieter Maier, Adrian Batchelor, Paul Brindley, Troy Mason, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul Zink, Jason Andrews, Dennis Turner
  • Publication number: 20080038514
    Abstract: A graphite block cut into slabs by a sawing device comprising a plurality of generally parallel, spaced-apart blades with each of the blades having a plurality of cutting segments mounted thereon, each of the cutting segments comprising a continuous phase impregnated with a superabrasive material selected from one of natural diamond, synthetic diamond, cubic boron nitride, and combinations thereof; wherein each of the granite slabs as cut from the block has a surface roughness Ra of less than 500 & micro-in, and with thickness variation of 2 mm or less from a nominal slab target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Ernesto Dossena, Markus Jakobus, Andre Kuehn, Michael Zimmerman, Dennis Turner, Kurt Proske
  • Publication number: 20070042685
    Abstract: An improved frame saw system has multiple blades for cutting slabs of masonry materials. The improved systems and methods allow for cutting masonry materials into slabs having surface small deviations. A frame saw system may include a support structure of unifying material bonded to at least one of the blades for keeping the blades in fixed relative positions. The support structure may be removable from the frame saw system as the blades are engaged in a swinging motion cutting into the block. In addition, a process for cutting masonry blocks of granite, marble, rock, and the like, includes pretreating the surface of the block with a skim coat to fill surface irregularities prior to cutting operations. A frame saw system may contain one or more spacers between the saw blades wherein a compressive force is applied across the blades connected to a frame to reduce deflection of the blades while cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Markus Jakobuss, Andre Kuehn, Kurt Proske, Dennis Turner, Stephen Hayden
  • Publication number: 20060283866
    Abstract: A tray includes a plate formed to include ajar receiver and a food receptacle arranged to lie in side-by-side relation to the food receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: CATALYST PDG, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Jason Andrews, Dennis Turner
  • Publication number: 20060278597
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing bottle includes a container and a liquid dispenser closing an open mouth of the container. The container includes a “vertical” volume measurement scale arranged to provide a visual indication (to a caregiver) of the volume of liquid extant in the container when the container is not in use and is placed in an upright orientation on a countertop. In an illustrative embodiment, the bottle is used to dispense formula or other liquid to an infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Applicant: CATALYST PDG, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Daugherty, Andrew Mendenhall, Paul Zink, Michael Dorsey, Dennis Turner
  • Publication number: 20060273059
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing bottle includes a container and a liquid dispenser closing an open mouth of the container. The container includes several components that can be selected and assembled by a user to produce either a small-volume baby bottle or a large-volume baby bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: CATALYST PDG, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Paul Zink, Dennis Turner
  • Publication number: 20060266667
    Abstract: A basket is configured to hold infant feeding apparatus for cleaning, transport, and/or storage. The basket is partitioned to provide separate storage regions for different kinds of infant feeding apparatus such as bottles, bottle components, plates, bowls, cups, and utensils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: CATALYST PDG, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Dennis Turner
  • Patent number: 7096863
    Abstract: A graphite block cut into slabs by a sawing device comprising a plurality of generally parallel, spaced-apart blades with each of the blades having a plurality of cutting segments mounted thereon, each of the cutting segments comprising a continuous phase impregnated with a superabrasive material selected from one of natural diamond, synthetic diamond, cubic boron nitride, and combinations thereof; wherein each of the granite slabs as cut from the block has a surface roughness Ra of less than 500 ?-in, and with thickness variation of 2 mm or less from a nominal slab target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernesto Dossena, Markus Jakobuss, Andre Kuehn, Kurt Proske, Dennis Turner, Michael H. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7089924
    Abstract: A graphite block cut into slabs by a sawing device comprising a plurality of generally parallel, spaced-apart blades with each of the blades having a plurality of cutting segments mounted thereon, each of the cutting segments comprising a continuous phase impregnated with a superabrasive material selected from one of natural diamond, synthetic diamond, cubic boron nitride, and combinations thereof; wherein each of the granite slabs as cut from the block has a surface roughness Ra of less than 500 ?-in, and with thickness variation of 2 mm or less from a nominal slab target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernesto Dossena, Markus Jakobuss, Andre Kuehn, Kurt Proske, Dennis Turner, Michael H. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7082939
    Abstract: A horizontal frame saw is equipped with a plurality of generally parallel, spaced-apart blades for cutting granite. Each of the blades has a cutting edge with diamond cutting segments mounted thereon for engaging the granite with a swinging motion for cutting of the granite, wherein the segments have optimized/controlled segment variables for uniform wearing of the segments along each blade during cutting of granite. Segment variables include one or more of: spacing of segments along the length of the blade; diamond concentration in each segment; diamond grade (as measured by compressive fracture strength) in each segment; segment composition (bond, secondary abrasives); or segment dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernesto Dossena, Markus Jakobuss, Andre Kuehn, Kurt Proske, Dennis Turner, Michael H. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20050257718
    Abstract: A natural pearlescent pigment derived from fish is uniformly dispersed in a polybutylene glycol vehicle for use, for example, in cosmetic formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: ENGELHARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel Uzunian, Leila Song, Dennis Turner, Robert Lewis
  • Publication number: 20050241629
    Abstract: A graphite block cut into slabs by a sawing device comprising a plurality of generally parallel, spaced-apart blades with each of the blades having a plurality of cutting segments mounted thereon, each of the cutting segments comprising a continuous phase impregnated with a superabrasive material selected from one of natural diamond, synthetic diamond, cubic boron nitride, and combinations thereof; wherein each of the granite slabs as cut from the block has a surface roughness Ra of less than 500 ?-in, and with thickness variation of 2 mm or less from a nominal slab target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Ernesto Dossena, Markus Jakobuss, Andre Kuehn, Kurt Proske, Dennis Turner, Michael Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20050142083
    Abstract: Natural pearlescent pigment derived from fish is deodorized by contacting the pigment with a complex metal hydride. Addition of a weak acid subsequent to treatment with the complex metal hydride enhances the deodorization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Leila Song, Dennis Turner, Robert Lewis
  • Publication number: 20050054486
    Abstract: Provided is a baby gym-bouncer comprising a base assembly, a seat assembly and a handle assembly. The base assembly includes a base frame connected to the handle assembly. The seat assembly includes a seat frame pivotally connected to the handle assembly. The handle assembly is configured such that the seat assembly may be selectively oriented in a bouncer position or a gym position. In the bouncer position, the seat assembly is upwardly inclined relative to the base assembly. In the gym position, the seat assembly is disposed in substantially abutting contact with the base assembly such that the baby gym-bouncer assumes a substantially narrow cross-sectional profile. The seat frame is configured to be resiliently deflectable downwardly relative to the base assembly when in the bouncer position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Dennis Turner, Paul Zink
  • Publication number: 20050035636
    Abstract: A chair comprises a frame, a chair back, and a chair back return device. The chair back is mounted to the frame for pivotable movement away from a home position. The chair back return device is arranged to return the chair back to the home position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Dennis Turner, Paul Zink, Jason Andrews
  • Publication number: 20050012369
    Abstract: A chair includes a seat and a seat frame including several legs. Bumpers are coupled to the legs and arranged to separate one chair from an underlying chair in a stack of chairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Jason Andrews, Dennis Turner