Patents by Inventor Erik Nelson

Erik 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).

  • Patent number: 10743728
    Abstract: A toilet system includes a waterless waste disposal system. A waste liner advancement mechanism is configured to: cover a toilet seat with a liner, capture waste expelled from a user, and mechanically advance the liner into a waste storage area so as to place a fresh liner over the toilet seat after capturing the waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TidyHut, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Nelson
  • Patent number: 10745333
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a sulfonated phenol for use as a cumene hydroperoxide decomposition catalyst can comprise: combining phenol and a sulfonating agent at a first temperature that is 1° C. to 15° C. higher than a melting temperature of the phenol, to form a reaction mixture at the first temperature; reducing the first temperature of the reaction mixture to a second temperature that is 10 to 40° C. lower than the first temperature; and forming the sulfonated phenol at the second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Erik Nelson, Arkady Samuilovich Dykman, Andrey Vladimirovich Zinenkov, Victor Vladimirovich Pinson, Dmitrij Nikolayevich Zhukov
  • Publication number: 20200238571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of an elastomer agglomerate composition, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a slurry comprising elastomeric particles in water, wherein the slurry has a temperature of 40 to 80° C., wherein the elastomeric particles are selected from the group consisting of polybutadiene particles, poly(styrene butadiene) particles comprising at least 50 wt % of units derived from butadiene, poly(acrylonitrile butadiene) particles and polybutylacrylate particles and combinations thereof, and wherein the slurry is substantially free of chemical agglomerants, preferably the amount of the chemical agglomerants being less than 0.01 wt % with respect to the total of the solids content in the slurry and any chemical agglomerants; and (b) forcing the slurry through an aperture to obtain the elastomer agglomerate composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dane M. Ferraris, Dejin Li, Mark Erik Nelson, Vern Lowry
  • Publication number: 20200238232
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of an elastomer agglomerate composition, comprising: forcing a slurry through an aperture in a valve assembly (1) to obtain the elastomer agglomerate composition; wherein the valve assembly (1) comprises the valve (2) and a seat (3) that are arranged opposite each other to provide a flow channel for the slurry to be homogenized with an emulsifying channel section (5) that is provided with the aperture; wherein the emulsifying flow channel section is arranged at an angle (a) with respect to an axial center line of the valve in a cross sectional view of the valve assembly; and wherein the slurry comprises elastomeric particles in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Dejin Li, Mark Erik Nelson, Dane Ferraris, Vern Lowry
  • Publication number: 20200232912
    Abstract: A sampling system for an optical cell containing a process fluid comprises a first bi-directional pump in fluid communication with a sampling path and a second bi-directional pump in fluid communication with the first bi-directional pump and a storage vessel. The first bi-directional pump is configured to withdraw a first sample of the process fluid and to cause the first sample to flow towards the first bi-directional pump. The second bi-directional pump is configured to withdraw a second sample from the storage vessel and to cause the second sample to move toward and mix with the first sample. A first rate of withdraw of the first sample is greater than a second rate of movement of the second sample toward the first sample, and the difference between the first rate and the second rate correspond to a pre-determined ratio of the first sample mixed with the second sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Erik Nelson, Arkady Samuilovich Dykman, Andrey Vladimirovich Zinenkov
  • Patent number: 10714212
    Abstract: A portable data-management system based on an analyte testing device which communicates wirelessly with a mobile device. The mobile device runs an application to manage and analyze data obtained by the analyte testing device. The mobile device may assist the user in displaying testing data, identifying patterns to assist healthy behavior or issue warnings based on the collected data. The mobile device may be connected to a network to store user health data for use by other parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holding AG
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Harris Lieber, Erik Nelson, Jeffery S. Reynolds, Kevin Curran, Aseem Mehta, Dawn Rountree
  • Patent number: 10648906
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an optical system comprises an optical cell having an interior fluid chamber defined by an interior surface of a housing, a process inlet disposed in the housing and in fluid communication with the interior fluid chamber, and a process outlet disposed in the housing and in fluid communication with the interior fluid chamber, wherein the process inlet and process outlet facilitate the flow of a fluid through the interior fluid chamber. A sampling outlet can be disposed in the housing and in fluid communication with the interior fluid chamber. A first bi-directional pump can be in fluid communication with the sampling outlet and a first storage vessel and can be configured to withdraw a first sample of the fluid via the sampling outlet and to cause the first sample to flow into the first storage vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Erik Nelson, Arkady Samuilovich Dykman, Andrey Vladimirovich Zinenkov
  • Publication number: 20200127004
    Abstract: A method used in forming a memory array comprises forming a stack comprising vertically-alternating insulative tiers and wordline tiers. The stack comprises an insulator tier above the wordline tiers. The insulator tier comprises first insulator material comprising silicon, nitrogen, and one or more of carbon, oxygen, boron, and phosphorus. The first insulator material is patterned to form first horizontally-elongated trenches in the insulator tier. Second insulator material is formed in the first trenches along sidewalls of the first insulator material. The second insulator material is of different composition from that of the first insulator material and narrows the first trenches. After forming the second insulator material, second horizontally-elongated trenches are formed through the insulative tiers and the wordline tiers. The second trenches are horizontally along the narrowed first trenches laterally between and below the second insulator material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin B. Dorhout, Erik Byers, Merri L. Carlson, Indra V. Chary, Damir Fazil, John D. Hopkins, Nancy M. Lomeli, Eldon Nelson, Joel D. Peterson, Dimitrios Pavlopoulos, Paolo Tessariol, Lifang Xu
  • Patent number: 10608972
    Abstract: Systems and methods for messaging service integration with a deduplicator are disclosed. In example embodiments, a server determines that a first user from among a set of users is composing a message to an entity using a first contact information of the entity. The server determines that a second user from among the set of users previously contacted the entity using a second contact information of the entity, the second contact information being different from the first contact information. The server provides for display, within a graphical user interface, an indication that the second user has previously contacted the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Jersin, Benjamin John McCann, Erik Eugene Buchanan, Travis Nelson Hummel
  • Publication number: 20200100096
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating communications between a plurality of devices and subsystems on a first network (for example, a first cable network) and one or more devices and subsystems on a second network (for example, a second cable network) using an integration system on the first network. In one embodiment, the integration system may allow for deployment of new systems or infrastructures that can cooperatively operate with legacy systems already deployed on the first or second networks. Particular embodiments of the subject matter may reduce the cost associated with deploying, upgrading and/or maintaining the devices and systems on the first and/or second networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Carl Bleyl, Erik Fields, John Landis, Josh Nelson, Roy Pereira
  • Publication number: 20190369203
    Abstract: A bicycle-sharing system includes bicycles having beacons mounted thereto. Sensors are distributed throughout an urban environment and detect the beacons. Stations report check-in and check-out of the bicycles. Using reported detections of the bicycles and the check-in and check-out locations, a trajectory of the bicycle is determined. Where multiple sensors detect the beacon at a time, triangulation may be performed to more accurately determine the bicycle location. Trajectories of bicycles may be used for planning purposes or to track stolen or mislaid bicycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur Erik ZYSK, JR., Zachary David NELSON, Jayanthi RAO, John Randolf VINCENT, Mark Allan LIPPMAN
  • Patent number: 10492058
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products for facilitating communications between a plurality of devices and subsystems on a first network (for example, a first cable network) and one or more devices and subsystems on a second network (for example, a second cable network) using an integration system on the first network. In one embodiment, the integration system may allow for deployment of new systems or infrastructures that can cooperatively operate with legacy systems already deployed on the first or second networks. Particular embodiments of the subject matter may reduce the cost associated with deploying, upgrading and/or maintaining the devices and systems on the first and/or second networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Carl Bleyl, Erik Fields, John Landis, Josh Nelson, Roy Pereira
  • Publication number: 20190344042
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for delivering sensory stimulation to a user during a sleep session. The system comprises one or more sensors, one or more sensory stimulators, and one or more hardware processors. The processor(s) are configured to: determine one or more brain activity parameters indicative of sleep depth in the user based on output signals from the sensors; cause a neural network to indicate sleep stages predicted to occur at future times for the user during the sleep session; cause the sensory stimulator(s) to provide the sensory stimulation to the user based on the predicted sleep stages over time during the sleep session, and cause the sensory stimulator(s) to modulate a timing and/or intensity of the sensory stimulation based on the one or more brain activity parameters and values output from one or more intermediate layers of the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Nelson GARCIA MOLINA, Sander Theodoor PASTOOR, Ulf GROSSEKATHÖFER, Erik BRESCH, Adrienne HEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20190345021
    Abstract: An overfill valve associated with a drop tube segment fluidly connected to a fluid reservoir and a structure for securing drop tube segments are described. The overfill valve includes a valve body positioned within the drop tube segment and, in certain embodiments, a non-contact valve actuator positioned exterior to the drop tube segment and operable to actuate the valve body from an open position to a closed position without requiring any physical penetration through the wall of the drop tube segment. A variety of internal actuators are used to actuate the valve body within the drop tube segment. The structure for securing drop tube segments provides a first drop tube segment with a groove into which the wall of a second drop tube segment can to deformed to seal and fasten the two drop tube segments to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Kuehn, David Laundrie, Michael O'Flahrity, Erik Backhaus, Bill Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190322606
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of recovering phenol comprises heating a preheater inlet stream in a preheater to form a splitter inlet stream; separating the splitter inlet stream into a splitter top outlet stream and a splitter bottom outlet stream in a splitter column; separating the splitter bottom outlet stream into a crude top outlet stream and a crude bottom outlet stream in a crude phenol column; hydro-extracting the crude top outlet stream in a hydro-extractor column to form an extractor primary outlet stream; recovering a product phenol outlet stream from the extractor primary outlet stream in a finishing column; combining a bisphenol A plant phenol recovery stream from a bisphenol A reaction from a bisphenol A phenol purification system with the preheater inlet stream, the splitter inlet stream, the splitter bottom outlet stream, the crude top outlet stream, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Erik Nelson, Ahmed Abouelfetouh Youssef, Karl Aaron Baro, Paulus Johannes Maria Eijbouts
  • Patent number: 10448949
    Abstract: A laparoscopic surgical stapler can include an articulation joint between an elongate shaft and a jaw assembly. The articulation joint can include a latch mechanism allowing a user to selectively allow the jaw assembly to be freely pivotable with respect to the elongate shaft in an unlatched configuration and positionable in an aligned position or one of several predetermined articulated positions in a latched configuration. The latch mechanism of the articulation joint is biased to the latched configuration and is operable in a ‘push-to-release’ manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Steven E. Decker, Atal C. Patel, Erik Nelson
  • Publication number: 20190285194
    Abstract: An overfill valve associated with a drop tube segment fluidly connected to a fluid reservoir is described. The overfill valve includes a valve body positioned within the drop tube segment and a non-contact valve actuator positioned exterior to the drop tube segment and operable to actuate the valve body from an open position to a closed position without requiring any physical penetration through the wall of the drop tube segment. The non-contact valve actuator has a first position in which the non-contact valve actuator does not actuate the valve body from the open position to the closed position in a second position, achieved when the liquid reservoir reaches a predetermined level approaching the capacity of the liquid reservoir, the non-contact valve actuator actuating the valve body from the open position to the closed position when the non-contact valve actuator obtains the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Franklin Fueling Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Kuehn, David Laundrie, Michael O'Flahrity, Erik Backhaus, Bill Nelson
  • Patent number: D896175
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Follicle, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Stafl, Eric Nelson, Christopher Rebholz, Marcos L. Nolan
  • Patent number: D896438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Follicle, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Stafl, Eric Nelson, Christopher Rebholz, Marcos L. Nolan
  • Patent number: D897034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Follicle, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Stafl, Eric Nelson, Christopher Rebholz