Patents by Inventor Eric Olsen

Eric Olsen 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: 11378313
    Abstract: A refrigerant detector testing system according to aspects of the disclosure includes a metering orifice formed in a suction line that is disposed between an evaporator coil and a compressor, a valve fluidly coupled to the metering orifice, a connecting tube fluidly coupled to the valve on a side opposite the metering orifice, a mixing device having an input orifice fluidly coupled to the connecting tube. In some embodiments, the mixing device includes an air intake disposed proximate the input orifice, a throttling portion downstream of the input orifice and the air intake, the throttling portion having a reduced cross-sectional area, and a diffuser section positioned downstream of the throttling portion, the diffuser section having an output orifice. According to aspects of the disclosure, a refrigerant detector fluidly exposed to the output orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Goel, Robert B. Uselton, Eric Berg, Mark Olsen
  • Patent number: 11347591
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes performing various operations at a backup server. These operations may include receiving, from a node, a request for restoration of a cumulative backup that includes a plurality of partial backups that have been merged together, where the plurality of partial backups includes data from a group of one or more nodes, and the group includes the node. The method further includes checking the cumulative backup to determine whether or not the cumulative backup has been finalized, accessing the cumulative backup when it has been determined that the cumulative backup has been finalized, and restoring the cumulative backup to a target node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mark Richter, Jennifer Starling, Eric Olsen, Emile Snyder
  • Patent number: 11213847
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for covering an airless spray gun for the purpose of protecting the gun while preventing unintended triggering. Protecting the gun prolongs the life of the tool while preventing unintended triggering helps prevent injection injuries. In one embodiment a semi-rigid elastomeric form encloses the top, front, bottom and at least a portion of the sides of an airless spray gun, or air assisted spray gun, while a flexible elastomeric material covers a significant portion of the sides of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Chris Olsen, Eric Olsen
  • Patent number: 10940636
    Abstract: One example of a flexible structure includes an elongate body having a first end and a second end, and the first end is configured to be releasably connected to the second end. As well, one or more living hinges are positioned in the elongate body between the first end and the second end, and the one or more living hinges are configured and arranged to enable the first end and second end to be moved toward each other. Finally, the flexible structure is configured to alternatively assume at least a flat state and an assembled state, and in the assembled state, the first end of the elongate body is connected to the second end of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Astle, Danny Green, Jacob Kearl, Eric Olsen
  • Patent number: 10839710
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and related methods of teaching pre-keyboarding and keyboarding on a QWERTY-style keyboard wherein a color-coded row-based metaphorical and visual cuing system is used in a curriculum to make foundational keyboarding skills easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn, including: unilateral hand/finger skills, Home Row hand/finger positions, relational position of symbol location, and the essential keystroke spectrum of Home Row positioning-based finger movements of the left and right hand. The invention provides a dynamic virtual keyboard with colored rows which hexfurcates the QWERTY layout into left- and right-handed row sections, independently toggling the visibility of each in a developmental order to teach keyboarding skills in incremental steps rather than all at once. The invention further provides a dynamic cursor that uses visual indicators that mirror the visual cuing system to reinforce instruction with the dynamic virtual keyboard and aid keyboarding accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NO TEARS LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Janice Z. Olsen, Emily Knapton, Eric Olsen, Robert Walnock, Hank Isaac, Ralph Sklarew
  • Publication number: 20200220395
    Abstract: A stator for an electric motor is described. An example stator includes a stator core having teeth that are radially arranged about a common central axis of the stator and located in a spaced apart manner from one another. Each tooth has an inward portion and an outward portion. The example stator further includes an electrically transmissive coil of wire that is wound contiguously upon the inward portions of at least a subset of teeth from the plurality of teeth. The stator also includes wedge members that are radially arranged about the common central axis and located intermittently with the plurality of teeth such that each wedge member abuts with the outward portions of adjacently located teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kalonica Joan Kitson Christie, James Paul Murphy, Leif Eric Olsen, David Fred Nelson, Christopher Cody Edwards
  • Publication number: 20200118457
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and related methods of teaching pre-keyboarding and keyboarding on a QWERTY-style keyboard wherein a color-coded row-based metaphorical and visual cuing system is used in a curriculum to make foundational keyboarding skills easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn, including: unilateral hand/finger skills, Home Row hand/finger positions, relational position of symbol location, and the essential keystroke spectrum of Home Row positioning-based finger movements of the left and right hand. The invention provides a dynamic virtual keyboard with colored rows which hexfurcates the QWERTY layout into left- and right-handed row sections, independently toggling the visibility of each in a developmental order to teach keyboarding skills in incremental steps rather than all at once. The invention further provides a dynamic cursor that uses visual indicators that mirror the visual cuing system to reinforce instruction with the dynamic virtual keyboard and aid keyboarding accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS
    Inventors: Janice Z. OLSEN, Emily KNAPTON, Eric OLSEN, Robert WALNOCK, Hank ISAAC, Ralph SKLAREW
  • Publication number: 20200023568
    Abstract: In one example, a structure includes a flexible plastic body having a first end and a second end, as well as a first side and a second side disposed opposite each other. The first side includes a first group of segments, and the second side includes a second group of segments. The structure also includes a group of living hinges integral with the body, and one of the living hinges is positioned between segments, and the living hinges enable the flexible plastic body to alternatively assume a flat state, or another state in which the body is not flat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Astle, Danny Green, Jacob Kearl, Eric Olsen
  • Publication number: 20190357670
    Abstract: The LegDesk is a wedge shaped object made out of ABS plastic. The LegDesk is approximately 8? inches long, 3 inches high at the highest part of the LegDesk, and approximately 4? inches wide. The wedge shape has a sloping angle of about 20 degrees. Each side of the LegDesk contains 2 skinny rectangular holes to house nylon straps. The LegDesk is completely open when turned upside down, having no bottom enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Eric Olsen
  • Patent number: 10269262
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and related methods of teaching pre-keyboarding and keyboarding on a QWERTY-style keyboard wherein a color-coded row-based metaphorical and visual cuing system is used in a curriculum to make foundational keyboarding skills easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn, including: unilateral hand/finger skills, Home Row hand/finger positions, relational position of symbol location, and the essential keystroke spectrum of Home Row positioning-based finger movements of the left and right hand. The invention provides a dynamic virtual keyboard with colored rows which hexfurcates the QWERTY layout into left- and right-handed row sections, independently toggling the visibility of each in a developmental order to teach keyboarding skills in incremental steps rather than all at once. The invention further provides a dynamic cursor that uses visual indicators that mirror the visual cuing system to reinforce instruction with the dynamic virtual keyboard and aid keyboarding accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Janice Z. Olsen, Emily Knapton, Eric Olsen, Robert Walnock, Hank Isaac, Ralph Sklarew
  • Publication number: 20180357919
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and related methods of teaching pre-keyboarding and keyboarding on a QWERTY-style keyboard wherein a color-coded row-based metaphorical and visual cuing system is used in a curriculum to make foundational keyboarding skills easy-to-teach and easy-to-learn, including: unilateral hand/finger skills, Home Row hand/finger positions, relational position of symbol location, and the essential keystroke spectrum of Home Row positioning-based finger movements of the left and right hand. The invention provides a dynamic virtual keyboard with colored rows which hexfurcates the QWERTY layout into left- and right-handed row sections, independently toggling the visibility of each in a developmental order to teach keyboarding skills in incremental steps rather than all at once. The invention further provides a dynamic cursor that uses visual indicators that mirror the visual cuing system to reinforce instruction with the dynamic virtual keyboard and aid keyboarding accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: NO TEARS LEARNING, INC.
    Inventors: Janice Z. OLSEN, Emily KNAPTON, Eric OLSEN, Robert WALNOCK, Hank ISAAC, Ralph SKLAREW
  • Patent number: 10136624
    Abstract: Handles, apparatus devices, and methods for clamping and using an extra handle onto fishing rods that provides enhanced leverage while holding the existing elongated handle on the rod between clamps on the extra handle, as well as being used for carrying the rod before and after it is being used. The extra handle has bent member between two clamp ends with an inner generally wide flat smooth face, and lower and upper smooth perimeter edge surfaces, that provide a comfortable surface against the back of the hand of the fisherman and helps provide leverage to the fisherman while fishing with the rod and carrying the rod before and after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Olsen
  • Publication number: 20180285435
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes performing various operations at a backup server. These operations may include receiving, from a node, a request for restoration of a cumulative backup that includes a plurality of partial backups that have been merged together, where the plurality of partial backups includes data from a group of one or more nodes, and the group includes the node. The method further includes checking the cumulative backup to determine whether or not the cumulative backup has been finalized, accessing the cumulative backup when it has been determined that the cumulative backup has been finalized, and restoring the cumulative backup to a target node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Richter, Jennifer Starling, Eric Olsen, Emile Snyder
  • Patent number: 10046837
    Abstract: In one example, a watercraft includes a buoyant body in the form of a single piece structure sized and configured to support the weight of one or more users. The watercraft also includes a retractable fin connected to a pin that resides in a fixed location relative to the body, the pin including a side surface that is in contact with the body. The retractable fin is rotatable about the pin between an extended position and a retracted position, and the retractable fin includes an engagement portion that is engageable with a first portion of the body and with a second portion of the body. The retractable fin assumes the extended position when the engagement portion is releasably retained by the first portion of the body, and the retractable fin assumes the retracted position when the engagement portion is releasably retained by the second portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LIFETIME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Danny Green, Edward G. Van Nimwegen, Tim Niemier, Joel Bennett, John Bennett, Robert Astle, Brent Steed, Eric Olsen, Mike Todd
  • Patent number: 10037371
    Abstract: In one example, a method for method for backing up data begins when a backup notice is received from a node. In response to the notice, a slot is reserved in an accounting system for storage of a cumulative backup. One or more partial backups are then received and merged with any data present in the slot so as to create or modify a cumulative backup in the slot, where the cumulative backup includes the one or more partial backups and any other data in the slot. Upon receipt of an indication that the cumulative backup is final, the cumulative backup is recorded, and access to the cumulative backup enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Mark Richter, Jennifer Starling, Eric Olsen, Emile Snyder
  • Patent number: D822689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Amidei, Eric Martin, Ross Stuart, Adam Dustan, Dana Marshall, Nicky Vandewater, Jeremie Lim, Libo Su, Suja Raju, Christopher Sybico, Kevin Ward, Jeremy Kotai, David Kudja, Colin Grigson, Eric Olsen, Elisa Chang, Uris Dacosta, Vinod Rajpurohit, Francisco Barretto
  • Patent number: D866007
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Curtis Nye, Carl R. Stanford, Wendell Peery, Eric Olsen, Charles Monson, Frank Clegg
  • Patent number: D866008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Curtis Nye, Carl R. Stanford, Wendell Peery, Eric Olsen, Charles Monson, Frank Clegg
  • Patent number: D866009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Curtis Nye, Carl R. Stanford, Wendell Peery, Eric Olsen, Charles Monson, Frank Clegg
  • Patent number: D873442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetime Products, Inc.
    Inventors: S. Curtis Nye, Carl R. Stanford, Wendell Peery, Eric Olsen, Charles Monson, Frank Clegg