Patents by Inventor Don Alexander

Don Alexander 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: 9630557
    Abstract: Alarm indications of objects (431, 631) in spaces (113) subject to vehicle movements are provided using a scanner unit configured to provide indications of directions and distances of objects within a scan area. A computer compares the signal output from a scanner unit (121) and resolves the signal output to a pattern of the indications of directions and distances, and further resolve multiple instances of the indications over time to resolve the pattern of indications and distances to movement corresponding to the movement of the objects (431, 631). The indications are compared to render an indication of objects (431) partially blocked by other ones (631) of the objects from line-of-sight of the scanner unit (121). Predetermined relative movements of the objects (431, 631) as resolved by the computer render predetermined indicator or alarm signals (341, 342, 345).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SICK, INC.
    Inventors: Dale Hoepner, Monisha Shivanna, Aaron Rothmeyer, Don Alexander
  • Publication number: 20170043716
    Abstract: Alarm indications of objects (431, 631) in spaces (113) subject to vehicle movements are provided using a scanner unit configured to provide indications of directions and distances of objects within a scan area. A computer compares the signal output from a scanner unit (121) and resolves the signal output to a pattern of the indications of directions and distances, and further resolve multiple instances of the indications over time to resolve the pattern of indications and distances to movement corresponding to the movement of the objects (431, 631). The indications are compared to render an indication of objects (431) partially blocked by other ones (631) of the objects from line-of-sight of the scanner unit (121). Predetermined relative movements of the objects (431, 631) as resolved by the computer render predetermined indicator or alarm signals (341, 342, 345).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Dale HOEPNER, Monisha SHIVANNA, Aaron ROTHMEYER, Don ALEXANDER
  • Publication number: 20160073622
    Abstract: A bait station comprising a housing that comprises a flexible portion; a composition contained on or in the housing and comprising at least one sugar and at least one toxin; an insert or attachment coupled to the housing; at least one olfactory attractant contained in the insert or the attachment; and optionally a container holding a liquid or gel or wick system that enhances the performance of the bait station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: William Jany, John Milliner, Edward D. Walker, Woodbridge A. Foster, Don Alexander, Daniel Alexander, Babak Ebrahimi, Basilio Ngari Njiru
  • Publication number: 20160007585
    Abstract: A bait station comprising a housing that comprises a flexible portion; a composition contained on or in the housing and comprising at least one sugar and at least one toxin; an insert coupled to the housing; and at least one olfactory attractant contained in the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: William Jany, John Milliner, Edward D. Walker, Woodbridge A. Foster, Don Alexander, Daniel Alexander, Babak Ebrahimi, Basilio Ngari Njiru
  • Patent number: D642672
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Don Alexander