Patents by Inventor Grant Adams

Grant Adams 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: 20190326791
    Abstract: An assembly and a method for preventing an axial migration of a spring in a generator rotor are presented. The assembly includes a step pin radially disposed through an amortisseur and inserted into a spring of the generator rotor. The step pin is arranged axially apart from an adjacent radial vent passage and radially extends through the spring into a slot clearance between the spring and a creepage. The amortisseur includes a counter bore to retain a pin head and a pin shoulder. The spring includes a pin hole for a pin body extending therethrough. Diameters of the counter bore and the pin hole are smaller than diameters of amortisseur radial vent aperture and spring radial vent aperture. The step pin prevents an axial migration of the spring in rotor slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Adam, Mark Roberts, Grant Hennessey, Alan Fortner, Brent Mazingo, Randy Edward Whitener, Michael D. Garmon
  • Patent number: 10452083
    Abstract: A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit operative to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and a powering circuit coupled to the HVAC wire connectors and configured to provide an electrical load power to the thermostat processing and control circuit. The thermostat includes circuitry and methods for maximizing efficiency of energy harvested from the HVAC system connected to the thermostat, and depending on which system is connected to the thermostat, different power schemes can be implemented in order to obtain power from the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo B. Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, Jr., Grant Michael Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10410745
    Abstract: A method for associating medical devices is provided. The method can include providing a plurality of medical devices and each of the medical devices can include an accelerometer configured to measure spatial accelerations of the medical device. Each of at least two of the medical devices can measure with its accelerometer an acceleration pattern with respect to time. The method can include comparing for correspondence, according to defined correspondence criteria, the measured acceleration patterns, and associating all of the medical devices that measured acceleration patterns that satisfy the defined correspondence criteria. The method can also include modifying a parameter of each member of a set of devices that are associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Larry Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20190240397
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20190227584
    Abstract: A thermostat includes a plurality of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) wire connectors for receiving a plurality of HVAC control wires corresponding to an HVAC system. The thermostat also includes a thermostat processing and control circuit operative to at least partially control the operation of the HVAC system and a powering circuit coupled to the HVAC wire connectors and configured to provide an electrical load power to the thermostat processing and control circuit. The thermostat includes circuitry and methods for maximizing efficiency of energy harvested from the HVAC system connected to the thermostat, and depending on which system is connected to the thermostat, different power schemes can be implemented in order to obtain power from the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Warren, Hugo B. Fiennes, Jonathan Alan Dutra, David Bell, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Ian C. Smith, Edwin H. Satterthwaite, JR., Grant Michael Erickson, Andrea Mucignat, Joseph E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10346759
    Abstract: Automatically create abstractions of large sets of data and then probabilistic inferences based on the abstractions. The probabilistic inference is derived from the logical hierarchy using Bayesian statistics to infer a probabilistic event based upon a characteristic of the data in a hierarchy of synthetic events. The logical hierarchy of a set of a plurality of synthetic events is related by at least one characteristic of data is built by accessing a first set of data. The first set of data is organized based on a first characteristic. A second set of data different than the first set of data is accessed. A second set of data based is organized based on a second characteristic. The first characteristic and the second characteristic are processed to generate a synthetic event. The synthetic event is a third set of data representing a result of a mathematical computation defined by an operation S(p1)==>F(p2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Scott Adams, Robert R. Friedlander, James R. Kraemer, Kelly Grant Lee
  • Patent number: 10293103
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Patent number: 10184461
    Abstract: A pump has a housing having at least one inlet, one outlet, and an internal track with a given configuration. A piston movably positioned inside the housing has at least one protuberance movably mated to the track. As the piston is reciprocally driven by a motor, it is guided by the movement of the protuberance along the track to move bidirectionally along the housing and selectively rotate such that when the piston is moved to a first position, a fluid path is established through the inlet to enable fluid to be input into the housing. When the piston is moved to a second position, another fluid path is established through the outlet so that fluid is output from the housing. Multiple chambers may be formed in the housing to enable synchronous and selective opening and closing of respective inlets and outlets to enhance fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventor: Grant Adams
  • Publication number: 20180353678
    Abstract: A method for managing use of a disposable with an infusion pump is provided. The method can include adding validity information about a particular set of disposables to a list of disposables. Subsequent to adding the validity information, the method can include modifying the validity information about the particular set of disposables on the list of disposables. The method can include an infusion pump reading identifying information from a disposable, and can include determining whether the disposable is valid for use, based at least in part upon comparison of the identifying information read from the disposable by the infusion pump with the validity information about the particular set of disposables on the list of disposables. The method can also include the infusion pump making a determination of whether to deliver or not deliver an infusate based at least in part upon the determining whether the disposable is valid for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant A. ADAMS, Alison L. BLOOMQUIST, Ryan D. HEILMAN, Michael D. WELSCH, Larry R. ZALESKY
  • Publication number: 20180311433
    Abstract: A dose request device for a medicament delivery device can include a housing, a dose request button, a short-range non-contact identifier, a communication interface configured to communicate with the medicament delivery device, and a controller. The short-range non-contact identifier can be configured to be capable of reading an identification code from a tag when the tag is disposed within a first range and not to be able to read the identification code from the tag when the tag is disposed beyond a second range. The controller can be configured and programmed to determine whether the identification code read by the short-range non-contact identifier matches any authorized identification code of a set of one or more authorized identification codes, and if so, and if the dose request button is pressed, the controller can then communicate a dose request to the medicament delivery device via the communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Larry Zalesky
  • Patent number: 10093956
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to methods and apparatus for the production and purification of cell products, such as immunoglobulins. One aspect of the invention is an integrated cell culture and purification apparatus for the growth and maintenance of cells and the harvest and purification of cell products, such as immunoglobulins. Thus, the apparatus integrates a cell culture function with a purification function. Other aspects of the invention pertain to an automated method for producing immunogenic compositions such as vaccines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BIOVEST INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Hirschel, Robert J. Wojciechowski, Grant Adams, Darrell P. Page, Kimberly Arneson, Jeff Jorgensen, Scott Waniger
  • Publication number: 20180202429
    Abstract: A medical infusion pump pressure plate alignment system and components that include a chassis, a sensor module, and a pressure plate in various embodiments. The pressure plate has a first end pivotally mounted to the chassis of the control module for pivotal retention and a second end selectively mounted to chassis of the control module. The pressure plate, hooks or rail contain recessed or projection features configured for receipt of the complementary features of the sensor module. Additional alignment features can include a retaining component incorporated with the hook, a guide feature on the outer surface of the pressure plate, and a kickstand feature attached to the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Bresina, Renee Robert, Grant Adams
  • Patent number: 10016556
    Abstract: A rotatable electrical connector can include a base housing having a bottom surface, a top housing that is rotatably engaged with the base housing, and a plurality of contact pads that are arranged radially within the base housing. The contact pads each have a top surface and a bottom surface. A plurality of signal pins are individually associated with the plurality of contact pads; and each of the signal pins correspondingly project outwardly from the bottom surface of an associated contact pad and outwardly from the bottom surface of the base housing. A center ground pad, having a top surface and a bottom surface, is provided within the base housing. A ground pin projects outwardly from the bottom surface of the center ground pad and outwardly from the bottom surface of the base housing. A plurality of conductors is arranged radially within the top housing. The conductors individually correspond to the plurality of contact pads within the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Welsch, Grant Adams
  • Publication number: 20180177944
    Abstract: A syringe pump configured to mechanically align a force sensor with an axis of a plunger of a syringe for a purpose of minimizing force measurement inaccuracies. The syringe pump includes a syringe pump housing that is configured to receive at least a portion of said syringe, wherein the syringe is selected from a plurality of syringes of different dimensions. A plunger retainer mechanism is pivotably coupled to the syringe pump housing and is configured to retain said plunger of said syringe. The plunger retainer mechanism pivots relative to the syringe pump housing based on a sensed dimension of the plunger to align a force sensor coupled to the plunger retainer mechanism with the axis of the plunger; and a syringe drive mechanism is operably coupled to the syringe pump housing and configured to shift the plunger relative to the portion of the syringe received by the syringe pump housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan SANBORN, John P. RUKAVINA, Grant A. ADAMS
  • Patent number: 10004847
    Abstract: A system for occlusion detection could include a syringe pump for a syringe containing a medication, wherein the syringe includes a plunger and the syringe pump includes a plunger driver. A bendable element could be integrally formed with the plunger driver, and a force sensor could also be integrally formed with the plunger driver. Upon occurrence of an occlusion, the plunger would exert a force backwardly against the bendable element, thereby deflecting the bendable element into contact with the force sensor to thereby generate a signal indicating the occurrence of the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob A. Wander, Grant A. Adams, Christopher A. Lacy
  • Publication number: 20180169329
    Abstract: A system for occlusion detection could include a syringe pump for a syringe containing a medication, wherein the syringe includes a plunger and the syringe pump includes a plunger driver. A bendable element could be integrally formed with the plunger driver, and a force sensor could also be integrally formed with the plunger driver. Upon occurrence of an occlusion, the plunger would exert a force backwardly against the bendable element, thereby deflecting the bendable element into contact with the force sensor to thereby generate a signal indicating the occurrence of the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob A. Wander, Grant A. Adams, Christopher A. Lacy
  • Publication number: 20180155752
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to methods and apparatus for the production and purification of cell products, such as immunoglobulins. One aspect of the invention is an integrated cell culture and purification apparatus for the growth and maintenance of cells and the harvest and purification of cell products, such as immunoglobulins. Thus, the apparatus integrates a cell culture function with a purification function. Other aspects of the invention pertain to an automated method for producing immunogenic compositions such as vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: MARK HIRSCHEL, ROBERT J. WOJCIECHOWSKI, GRANT ADAMS, DARRELL P. PAGE, KIMBERLY ARNESON, JEFF JORGENSEN, SCOTT WANIGER
  • Patent number: D823456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lacy, Nancy Bayer, Grant Adams, John Kimber, Steven Plager, Jennifer Tsai
  • Patent number: D828547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lacy, Jonathan Sanborn, Kevin Krautbauer, James Drost, Walter Dobrovolny, Eric Wilkowske, Jennifer Tsai, Grant Adams
  • Patent number: D830546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lacy, Grant Adams, Harshad Borgaonkar, Sameer Pai, Daniel Adamson, Michael Acker, Jonathan Sanborn, Erik Jagger