Patents by Inventor Eric A. Larson

Eric A. Larson 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: 20190366162
    Abstract: A golf club head having a metal portion adhered to a non-metal portion to define a closed internal volume therebetween, and an elongated channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width of the center portion of the channel is substantially constant, and wherein the width of the channel increases from the heel end of the center portion to the heel and from the toe end of the center portion to the toe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Eric A. Larson, Andrew G.v. Oldknow, Michael T. Prichard, Nathaniel J. Radcliffe, Robert M. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190360199
    Abstract: Fire-rated wall construction components and wall systems for use in building construction. Embodiments can include tracks for holding studs which incorporate various geometries capable of receiving fire-retardant material, including but not limited to intumescent material. The fire-retardant material can be attached to compressible backer rods inserted within deflection gaps in the wall systems such that the fire-retardant material expands and seals gaps and/or areas between the tracks and wall components such as ceilings, floors, and drywall. Various assemblies and methods can be used to cover the deflection gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Donald Anthony Pilz, Eric Larson
  • Patent number: 10489753
    Abstract: An electronic transaction method, funds transfer apparatus and method for facilitating a funds transfer. The methods comprise sending information from a purchaser or payor to a funds transfer system separate from a vendor system or payee, validating and confirming personal financial information at the funds transfer system, and transferring funds from a purchaser or payor account to the vendor or a payee account without exposing either party's financial and account information to the other. Additionally, a funds transfer apparatus is disclosed comprising connections to a payor and payee system and mechanisms for receiving and validating party and transaction information and a mechanism for transferring funds from one party to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: The Western Union Company, First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Terry Allen-Rouman, Jack Michael Arrington, Keval Desai, Robert Edwin Dravenstott, Wendy D. Larson, Scott J. Levokove, John Joseph Mascavage, III, Peter Eric Philipp, Margaret Morgan Weichert
  • Patent number: 10478687
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface, an inner surface opposite the ball striking surface, and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. The head has a deformation limiting member located behind the face and having an end spaced a distance from the inner surface of the face. The face and the deformation limiting member are adapted such that an impact of the ball on the ball striking surface causes deformation of the face toward the deformation limiting member. When the deformation of the face is sufficient to cause the inner surface of the face to engage the deformation limiting member, the deformation limiting member exerts a force on the face to resist further deformation of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Eric A. Larson
  • Patent number: 10482689
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed a smart sensor for monitoring a vehicle, including: a sensor array comprising a mechanical input sensor; a network interface; a processor; and one or more logic elements providing a data engine to: collect an vibration input from the mechanical input sensor; and report the data from the mechanical input sensor to a data aggregator via the network interface. There is also disclosed a data aggregation server engine to aggregate and correlate inputs from the smart sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Dwight McAfee, Andrew Larson, Mark E. Sprenger, Mark Angus MacDonald, Ralph V. Miele
  • Publication number: 20190309595
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed as including a first material volume with at least a hardened portion and a second material volume that includes at least two layers. The first material volume is composed of at least a hardenable alloy of steel. The at least two layers is located adjacent to a first surface comprising the hardened portion of the first material volume. The at least two layers includes a first layer composed of at least a ductile low-carbon alloy of steel and a second layer composed of at least a cobalt-based hardfacing over the first layer. The apparatus is applicable in preparing shear ram blocks and shear ram blades to provide a hardened blade edge with an adjacent hardfacing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Hydril USA Distribution LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Clay Gamble, Eric Larson, Brian Baker, Daya Singh, Joseph Incavo, William Miller, Melissa Newbury, Mark Reinmuller
  • Publication number: 20190308079
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a strike face, a crown, and a sole, and is formed from a forward section and a body section that are coupled together. The forward section includes the strike face, and the body section includes an upper shell defining a portion of the crown, a lower shell defining a portion of the sole, and an internal wall extending between the upper shell and the lower shell. The internal wall is molded from a polymeric material and is integrally formed with one of the upper shell and the lower shell. At least one of the upper shell and the lower shell defines an opening that is in communication with a cavity provided between the upper shell and the lower shell and at least partially defined by the internal wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Larson, Randy Garrido
  • Publication number: 20190304869
    Abstract: A microprocessor heat sink fastener, comprising a nut comprising a thermoplastic material and fibrous fill particles and a bore extending along an axis of the nut. The bore has internal threads. The internal threads comprise a surface. At least one of the fibrous fill particles has first and second ends extending from the surface into a sub-surface region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Larson, Bijoyraj Sahu, Craig J. Jahne, Eric W. Buddrius, Ralph V. Miele
  • Publication number: 20190304870
    Abstract: A microprocessor heat sink fastener assembly, comprising a base to couple to a heat sink a retention nut to be received by a cavity of the base, and a retention clip to be attached to the base and to be cantilevered therefrom. The retention clip is to engage with a latching structure extending from a latching structure of a retention plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Boyd, Ming-Chen Chang, Evan A. Chenelly, Divya Swamy Bandaru, Craig J. Jahne, Andrew Larson, Eric W. Buddrius, Eric D. McAfee, Mustafa Haswarey, Ralph V. Miele, Rolf Laido
  • Publication number: 20190275382
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole. The channel may have a cross-sectional profile that is asymmetric with a front wall and a rear wall where the front wall is longer than the rear wall. The channel may also have a center thickness that is different than a thickness at the heel and toe sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: KARSTEN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Kevin Harper, Eric A. Larson, Michael T. Prichard, Hiromitsu Akiyama, Yoshimasa Fujita
  • Publication number: 20190255394
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball where the face has multiple thickness regions. The face has a center region, an upper region, a lower region, a toe region, and a heel region. The upper and lower regions have a ramped thickness extending from a center region to an upper and lower edge of the face. The heel and toe regions have a constant face thickness and have a thickness less than the other regions. Additionally, the club head body has a flange where the face is welded to the club head body. The flange has a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the heel and toe regions of the face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Kevin Harper, Eric A. Larson, Michael T. Prichard, Hiromitsu Akiyama, Yoshimasa Fujita
  • Publication number: 20190247898
    Abstract: A cleaning system for a food substance dispenser includes a first cleaning solution reservoir configured to contain a first cleaning solution. A second cleaning solution reservoir is configured to contain a second cleaning solution. At least one pump is fluidly connected to the first and second cleaning solution reservoir and to at least one flexible tube of the dispenser. A controller is communicatively connected to the at least one pump and operates the pump to selectively circulate the first cleaning solution and the second cleaning solution through the flexible tubing of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Bertness, Nancy Fortunato, Loren Veltrop, Eric Larson, Hansel Sjukur
  • Patent number: 10357694
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole. The channel may have a cross-sectional profile that is asymmetric with a front wall and a rear wall where the front wall is longer than the rear wall. The channel may also have a center thickness that is different than a thickness at the heel and toe sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Kevin Harper, Eric A. Larson, Michael T. Prichard, Hiromitsu Akiyama, Yoshimasa Fujita
  • Patent number: 10357695
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, has a face with a striking surface configured for striking a ball and a channel extending across a portion of the sole. The channel may be recessed from adjacent surfaces of the sole and have a depth of recession from the adjacent surfaces of the sole, wherein the channel comprises a center portion extending across a center of the sole, a heel portion extending from a heel end of the center portion toward the heel, and a toe portion extending from a toe end of the center portion toward the toe, wherein the width and the depth of the center portion of the channel are substantially constant, and wherein the depth of the channel is greater at the heel and toe portions than at the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Boggs, Eric A. Larson, Andrew G.v. Oldknow, Michael T. Prichard, Nathaniel J. Radcliffe, Robert M. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190217163
    Abstract: Golf club heads include an iron type golf club head body having a rear surface (e.g., a perimeter weighting member) that defines a first weight receiving portion, and a weight member is mounted in the first weight receiving portion. The club head body further defines a second weight receiving portion independent of the first weight receiving portion, and a second weight member is removably engaged with the golf club head body at this second weight receiving portion. The weight members may be interchangeably mounted in the two weight receiving portions to thereby allow selective placement of the center of gravity characteristics of the club head body. Golf clubs including these club heads and methods of making such golf club and golf club heads also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Eric A. Larson
  • Patent number: 10350465
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a strike face, a crown, and a sole, and is formed from a forward section and a body section that are coupled together. The forward section includes the strike face, and the body section includes an upper shell defining a portion of the crown, a lower shell defining a portion of the sole, and an internal wall extending between the upper shell and the lower shell. The internal wall is molded from a polymeric material and is integrally formed with one of the upper shell and the lower shell. At least one of the upper shell and the lower shell defines an opening that is in communication with a cavity provided between the upper shell and the lower shell and at least partially defined by the internal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Larson, Randy Garrido
  • Patent number: 10348555
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to provide an operator of a network with a current configuration of computing nodes of a distributed system, and processes (e.g., virtual machines) hosted by the computing nodes, and/or a history of changes to the configuration of the computing nodes and/or hosted processes. An operator may cause a computing node, and the processes hosted by the computing node, to be configured based on configuration data stored by a configuration database. Another operator may change the configuration of the computing node, and/or the hosted processes, by changing the configuration data stored by the configuration database. The computing node may create a record of the change. Yet another operator may request that the current configuration of the computing node and the hosted processes (and/or a history of configuration changes to the configuration data) be provided, and the computing node may provide requested information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Larson
  • Publication number: 20190193931
    Abstract: Foldable containers and methods of making and using same. A foldable container adjustable between an unfolded condition and a folded condition has a roof panel and an opposing base panel, and a front panel and an opposing door panel. Each of the front panel and the door panel is hingedly connected to only the roof panel. The container includes a first side panel and a disparately sized opposing second side panel. A first extender is associated with the first side panel and a disparately sized second extender is associated with the second side panel. A set of tracks is situated on the first side panel. When folded, the second panel is upwardly adjacent the base panel, the first panel is upwardly adjacent the second panel, a group comprising the front panel and the door panel is upwardly adjacent the first panel, and the roof panel is upwardly adjacent the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: NORMAN KENDALL, JOSHUA J. KRAFT, ERIC LARSON, JAY CUMMINGS, RICH REITER, JOHN O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 10327678
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having optimized elements and/or configurations of elements as well as methods for making and using such sensors. Typical embodiments of the invention include glucose sensors used in the management of diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Rajiv Shah, Eric A. Larson, Chia Chiu
  • Publication number: 20190184251
    Abstract: In general, aspects of this invention relate to golf clubs or golf club components incorporating adjustment members that permit ready adjustability of golf club parameters and/or interchangeability of golf club components to change a golf club configuration, and methods for providing golf clubs. According to aspects of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of a golf club parameter to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics. According to another aspect of this invention, an adjustment member may be utilized to allow the adjustability of two golf club parameters independently to change a golf club configuration, while ensuring there is substantially no change to other club or club head variables, parameters or characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Arluna, Robert Boyd, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Eric A. Larson, Robert Lukasiewicz, JR., George W. Moody, JR., Andrew G.V. Oldknow, Raymond J. Sander, John T. Stites