Patents by Inventor James E. Peterson

James E. Peterson 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: 20190220980
    Abstract: The disclosure relates, in part, to computer-based visualization of stent position within a blood vessel. A stent can be visualized using intravascular data and subsequently displayed as stent struts or portions of a stent as a part of a one or more graphic user interface(s) (GUI). In one embodiment, the method includes steps to distinguish stented region(s) from background noise using an amalgamation of angular stent strut information for a given neighborhood of frames. The GUI can include views of a blood vessel generated using distance measurements and demarcating the actual stented region(s), which provides visualization of the stented region. The disclosure also relates to display of intravascular diagnostic information such as indicators. An indicator can be generated and displayed with images generated using an intravascular data collection system. The indicators can include one or more viewable graphical elements suitable for indicating diagnostic information such as stent information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: LightLab Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Sonal Ambwani, Christopher E. Griffin, James G. Peterson, Satish Kaveti, Joel M. Friedman
  • Publication number: 20190210668
    Abstract: A vehicle shown herein is a side by side powersports vehicle having a utility bed recessed in the rear body portion below an upper surface, the utility bed forming a stepped portion relative to the rear body portion and having a maximum lateral width greater than a diameter of at least one of the wheels, and a minimum width less than a diameter of at least one of the wheels, whereby a spare wheel may be stored on the stepped portion of the utility bed. As shown herein, the utility bed is defined as a removable tub, which can be removed from the rear body portion. The utility bed has defined troughs in a floor thereof angled rearwardly wherein the utility bed has drains which drain away from any heat source of the vehicle. The seats of the vehicle allow longitudinal movement and tilt capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Endrizzi, Tristan M. Hipps, Garth H. Bracy, Anthony J. Kinsman, Jerome J. Rubatt, Blake A. Anderson, Nick S. Levin, Aaron D. Deckard, Shawn D. Peterson, Anthony J. Ripley, Travis J. Saari, Bruce E. Herrala, Jacob R. Jain, Jeffrey A. Ingham, Donovan Frederickson, Ryan A. Tholen, Will M. Fickenscher
  • Patent number: 7232460
    Abstract: An in-vivo method and apparatus is disclosed that comprises at least one sensor for determining changes in a human's an animal's body and reporting said changes outside the body. The sensor may be embedded in a sheath. The apparatus may be used to monitor chemical or physical changes in the body fluids. Alternatively, the apparatus may be used to monitor and regulate chemical or physical levels in humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Xillus, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, James E. Peterson, Roger D. Whitmer, Gerald F. Dudding, Mark D. Scott
  • Patent number: 6708750
    Abstract: A system for effecting and controlling the movement of a window covering between different positions. In particular, the present invention includes a motor coupled to a window covering by way of a drive assembly. The drive assembly includes one or more hollow shafts, a drive shaft, and a torque sensing mechanism. The drive shaft is coupled between the motor and a hollow, sliding shaft by way of the torque sensing mechanism. Rotation of the motor causes a lift cord to wind or unwind from the hollow sliding shaft wherein the frictional engagement of the lift cord against the hollow, sliding shaft causes the shaft to slide. Additionally, the present invention includes a method for detecting and responding to disturbances in force sensing devices coupled to the lift cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Techno Patenten B.V.
    Inventors: Robert W. Collett, Daniel Huber, James E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6595646
    Abstract: The present invention provides overhead having (a) a main body having a stage area, (b) a head assembly, and (c) a post suspending the inverted head assembly over the stage area. The post is pivotally attached to the main body in accordance with equation Clearance={square root over ((Mx−Px)2+(My−Py)2)}−{square root over ((Fx−Px)2+(Fy−Py)2)} and the post is outside the stage area. In a preferred embodiment, the head assembly is an inverted head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dwight G. Baldwin, James E. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20030075283
    Abstract: The present Invention comprises a novel and improved system for effecting and controlling the movement of a member between different positions, by way of example only, for opening and closing window shades. In particular, and without limitation, the Invention comprises a novel method to recognize and respond to obstructions in applications for motorizing lift products, as well as to provide touch control of the lift system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: TECHNO PATENTEN B.V.
    Inventors: Robert W. Collett, Daniel Huber, James E. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20030032892
    Abstract: An in-vivo method and apparatus is disclosed that comprises at least one sensor for determining changes in a human's an animal's body and reporting said changes outside the body. The sensor may be embedded in a sheath. The apparatus may be used to monitor chemical or physical changes in the body fluids. Alternatively, the apparatus may be used to monitor and regulate chemical or physical levels in humans and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, James E. Peterson, Roger D. Whitmer, Gerald F. Dudding, Mark D. Scott
  • Publication number: 20020176057
    Abstract: The present invention provides overhead having (a) a main body having a stage area, (b) a head assembly, and (c) a post suspending the inverted head assembly over the stage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dwight G. Baldwin, James E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6441575
    Abstract: An automatic torque-based control system is disclosed which can react to end points and obstructions through a torque sensing arrangement. This torque sensing can be accomplished through use of an electromagnetic interference device so that a change in torque is immediately detected and a modulation in operation of the shade can be effected. Rotating pitched disks elastically connected to each other can be used to act as the torque sensor for drive systems, and in particular and preferred embodiments, for window shade systems. Multiple elastic elements can permit multiple location sensing as well as non-zero, no-load, and fully loaded torque sensing and reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Barker Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: James E. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20020111551
    Abstract: A method for detecting body condition using nano and microdevices is disclosed. The microdevice or nanodevice is inserted into a fluid stream within a body, and used in detecting a bodily condition. The bodily condition may be myocardial infarction, stroke, sickle cell anemia, phlebitis, or a vascular aneurysm. The micro or nano device may be detected using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), electron spin resonance (ESR), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, Mark D. Scott, James E. Peterson, Robert S. Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20020098472
    Abstract: A method for inserting a microdevice or nanodevice into a body fluid stream is disclosed. The micro or nanodevice may be inserted into or external to a cell, e.g., a red blood cell. For insertion into the cell, techniques such as reversible osmotic lysis, electroporation, microfine needle injection, and particle gun injection may be used. For the external device, it may be chemically modified with an organo hydroxyl, such as poly (ethylene glycol), methoxypoly (ethylene glycol). Also, it may include a lipid anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, Mark D. Scott, James E. Peterson, Robert S. Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20020094515
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching a microdevice or nanodevice to a biological member is disclosed. The biological member is one of a blood cell, lipid molecules, a liver cell, a nerve cell, a skin cell, a bone cell, a lymph cell, an endocrine cell, a circulatory cell, a muscle cell. The nanodevice or microdevice includes one of a diagnostic system, a transmitter, a receiver, a battery, a transistor, a capacitor, and a detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Julian Van Erlach, Arlen L. Olsen, Jeffrey M. Smith, Laura B. Smith, Gerald E. Bender, Audra L. Stinchcomb, Denis P. Donnelly, Mark D. Scott, James E. Peterson, Robert S. Hirsch
  • Patent number: 6389139
    Abstract: A powered volume control is provided for a distributed audio system having a plurality of remote speakers. An amplifier or signal conditioner is provided having a dual channel amplified signal from a high impedance source. The amplified or conditioned signal is provided to a plurality of remotely located powered volume controls having high input impedance and further having internal amplifiers which provide a dual or mono-channel amplified signal having an amplitude or magnitude determined by a user variable adjustment device. The amplified signal is then provided to one or more remote speakers. Each volume control is designed for in-wall installation in a single-gang wall box and may be covered by an ornamental face plate. The system is also designed to utilize existing four conductor speaker wire for installation or retrofitting existing distributed audio systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Dana Innovations
    Inventors: Jerry A. Curtis, James E. Peterson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6116320
    Abstract: An automatic window shade system is disclosed which can react to end points and obstructions through a torque sensing arrangement. This torque sensing can be accomplished through use of an electromagnetic interference device so that a change in torque is immediately detected and a modulation in operation of the shade can be effected. Rotating pitched disks elastically connected to each other can be used to act as the torque sensor for this an other applications. Multiple elastic elements can permit multiple location sensing as well as non-zero torque sensing and reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Barker Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: James E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5756114
    Abstract: A composition for termite control including a pesticide that is toxic to a termite's gut-dwelling cellulase-producing protozoa is disclosed. The pesticide is present at an effective pesticidal and non-feeding-deterrent concentration. The composition preferably includes a termite attractant and is impregnated in a cellulose-containing material which is thereafter exposed to foraging worker termites. The worker termites are attracted preferentially to the impregnated material and consume it, thereby ingesting the pesticide which they then feed to the other members of the termite colony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: James E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5428416
    Abstract: An overhead projector includes an opening in its bottom to accommodate a pivoting mirror. This opening is closed by two doors which pivot to support the projector in use. The projector includes latches which retain the doors in the closed position and gravity cams which retain the doors in the open position, but which automatically release the doors when the projector is placed on its side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ernesto M. Rodriquez, Jr., James E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5245370
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for use with an overhead projector having a post extending upwardly to support a projection head attached to the attachment mechanism incudes a wear pad partially surrounding the post, a friction pad disposed opposite the wear pad with respect to the post and a spring for urging the friction pad into the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5195569
    Abstract: A fenestration control includes a single loop cord in association with guide members and a drive pulley built into a generally channel-shaped framework and is specifically designed for use with pleated or cell-type shades. The entire shade assembly is capable of being removably installed within window openings and the like and may be operated manually, or by single or dual motor drives depending upon the size and load requirements of the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Daylighting, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Peterson, Robert W. Collett
  • Patent number: 5170108
    Abstract: A motor controller for reversibly driving a member to be driven along a predetermined path of travel is capable of sensing the speed of the member to be driven and to compare with a predetermined speed level and to adjust the motor drive until the rate of advancement of the driven member corresponds with the predetermined speed level. The motor drive means is completely deactivated if the actual speed should not reach a predetermined start-up threshold within a selected time interval after the motor is initially turned on or should drop beneath the stay-on threshold level which is set beneath the desired speed. The motor drive can also be regulated to run at different reduced or normal speed settings depending upon its intended application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Daylighting, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Peterson, Robert W. Collett
  • Patent number: 4852627
    Abstract: A fenestration control includes a single loop cord in association with guide members and a drive pulley built into a generally channel-shaped framework and is specifically designed for use with pleated or cell-type shades. The entire shade assembly is capable of being removably installed within window openings and the like and may be operated manually, or by single or dual motor drives depending upon the size and load requirements of the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Daylighting, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Peterson, Robert W. Collett