Patents by Inventor Jan Rogers

Jan Rogers 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: 20130065256
    Abstract: An assay apparatus comprising: i) an assay cartridge (52, 53) comprising at least one well (57-62) and a pipette (50) positionable in at least one said well; ii) a holder arranged to received said cartridge; iii) drive means operable to position said pipette in selected wells of said cartridge; iv) a gas pressure applicator couplable to said pipette whereby to cause liquid flow through said membrane; and v) a radiation detector operable to detect radiation from a well of said cartridge of said cartridge or from said pipette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: AXIS-SHIELD AS
    Inventors: Jostein HOLTLUND, Stig Morten Borch, Thorstein Seim, Tore Janson, Hege Tøn, Jan Roger Karlson, Inger Lise Lauvstad
  • Patent number: 8293175
    Abstract: An assay apparatus comprising: i) an assay cartridge (52, 53) comprising at least one well (57-62) and a pipette (50) positionable in at least one said well; ii) a holder arranged to receive said cartridge; iii) drive means operable to position said pipette in selected wells of said cartridge; iv) a gas pressure applicator couplable to said pipette whereby to cause liquid flow through said membrane; and v) a radiation detector operable to detect radiation from a well of said cartridge or from said pipette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Axis-Shield ASA
    Inventors: Jostein Holtlund, Stig Morten Borch, Thorstein Seim, Tore Janson, Hege Tøn, Jan Roger Karlson, Inger Lise Lauvstad
  • Publication number: 20120129019
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. The first conductive plate can include a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end, and the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Patent number: 8012615
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. More preferably, the first conductive plate includes a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end. More preferably, the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld. A battery, preferably a lithium-ion battery, comprises a CID as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Publication number: 20110213509
    Abstract: The methods in this disclosure allow for the identification, selection, and arrangement of cells, blocks, and modules in large scale battery systems, such as electric vehicle battery systems. An example embodiment of the present invention allows for the identification of the cells, blocks, and modules with a unique identifier or associated parameter (e.g., internal resistance contributions or capacity). Additionally, to form a block, cells may be selected from a group of capacity-range sorting bins. Based on a parameter of the cell, a pseudo-number generator may be also be used to select cells from an available inventory of cells as maintained in a cell database based. Cells may also be placed in a block for uniform effective cell impedance and even cell aging while minimizing overall block capacity degradation caused by cycling. Block capacities may also be computed based on a known average temperature gradient during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Jan-Roger Linna, John Warner, Chad Souza, Eckart Jansen
  • Publication number: 20110189512
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. More preferably, the first conductive plate includes a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end. More preferably, the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld. A battery, preferably a lithium-ion battery, comprises a CID as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Publication number: 20110064784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional macroporous filament construct comprising interconnected microporous filaments showing a suitable surface roughness and microporosity. The method comprises the steps of: a) preparing a suspension comprising particles of a predetermined material, a liquid solvent, one or more binders and optionally one or more dispersants, b) depositing said suspension in the form of filaments in a predetermined three-dimensional pattern, preferably in a non-solvent environment, thereby creating a three-dimensional filament-based porous structure, c) inducing phase inversion, whereby said filaments are transformed from a liquid to a solid state, by exposing said filaments during the deposition of the filaments with a non-solvent vapour and to a liquid non-solvent, d) thermally treating the structure of step d) by calcining and sintering said structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: VITO NV
    Inventors: Steven Hans Rik Wouter Mullens, Ivo Thijs, Jan Roger Luyten, Wim Louis Bouwen
  • Publication number: 20110049977
    Abstract: An electric vehicle power system including a battery system, a bus configured to transfer power to a motor drive, and a control circuit to selectively couple the battery to the bus. The control circuit is discharges capacitance of the bus to a chassis in response to a disconnect between the battery and the bus. Further, the control circuit measures impedance across the bus. As a result, the control circuit can monitor integrity of the bus and detect a fault, such as a short circuit or degraded bus insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Jan-Roger Linna, John Warner, Chad Souza
  • Publication number: 20110033734
    Abstract: A battery includes a cell casing that has recessed portion on a major surface of the casing, the recessed portion being substantially planar and bordering a remainder of the major surface at a ridge portion on each of one or two sides of the recessed portion, whereby the recessed portion, the ridge portions, and the remainder of the major surface cooperate under an increase of gauge pressure to cause a plane defined by a boundary between the ridge portions and the remainder of the major surface to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Raymond G. Kairawicz, Jan-Roger Linna, Per Onnerud, Yanning Song
  • Publication number: 20110024396
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. More preferably, the first conductive plate includes a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end. More preferably, the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld. A battery, preferably a lithium-ion battery, comprises a CID as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Patent number: 7838143
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. More preferably, the first conductive plate includes a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end. More preferably, the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld. A battery, preferably a lithium-ion battery, comprises a CID as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Publication number: 20100178539
    Abstract: A modular current interrupt device includes an electrically-conductive rupture disc, an electrically-conductive pressure disc attached to the rupture disc to form an electrical pathway. An electrically-insulating ring partitions a perimeter of the rupture disc from a perimeter of the pressure disc, and a seating element secures the electrically-insulated ring to the pressure disc. At least one of the rupture disc and electrically-insulating ring defines a conduit, whereby exposure of one side of the pressure disc to sufficient force through the conduit causes the pressure disc to separate from the rupture disc to thereby sever the electrical pathway. A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Mimmo Elia, Jan-Roger Linna, Phillip E. Partin, Raymond G. Kairawicz
  • Publication number: 20100159487
    Abstract: An assay apparatus comprising: i) an assay cartridge (52, 53) comprising at least one well (57-62) and a pipette (50) positionable in at least one said well; ii) a holder arranged to receive said cartridge; iii) drive means operable to position said pipette in selected wells of said cartridge; iv) a gas pressure applicator couplable to said pipette whereby to cause liquid flow through said membrane; and v) a radiation detector operable to detect radiation from a well of said cartridge or from said pipette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: AXIS-SHIELD ASA
    Inventors: Jostein Holtlund, Stig Morten Borch, Thorstein Seim, Tore Janson, Hege Tøn, Jan Roger Karlson, Inger Lise Lauvstad
  • Publication number: 20100143770
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. More preferably, the first conductive plate includes a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end. More preferably, the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld. A battery, preferably a lithium-ion battery, comprises a CID as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Patent number: 7644577
    Abstract: A reducing agent metering system for delivering reducing agent to a lean burn internal combustion engine. The reducing agent metering system includes a metering system housing, a system for metering vaporized reducing agent to the internal combustion engine, the system positioned within the metering system housing and a system for delivering an atomized stream of liquid reducing agent to the lean burn internal combustion engine, the system positioned within the metering system housing, wherein the reducing agent metering system is operable to transition from metering vaporized reducing agent to delivering an atomized stream of liquid reducing agent to the lean burn internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan-Roger Linna, Rajiv Gupta, Roberto O. Pellizzari, Gene Garland Faison, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7632462
    Abstract: An assay apparatus comprising: i) an assay cartridge (52,53) comprising at least one well (57-62) and a pipette (50) positionable in at least one said well; ii) a holder arranged to receive said cartridge; iii) drive means operable to position said pipette in selected wells of said cartridge; iv) a gas pressure applicator couplable to said pipette whereby to cause liquid flow through said membrane; and v) a radiation detector operable to detect radiation from a well of said cartridge or from said pipette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Axis-Shield ASA
    Inventors: Jostein Holtlund, Stig Morten Borch, Thorstein Seim, Tore Janson, Hege Tøn, Jan Roger Karlson, Inger Lise Lauvstad
  • Publication number: 20090029193
    Abstract: A low pressure current interrupt device (CID) activates at a minimal threshold internal gauge pressure in a range of, for example, between about 4 kg/cm2 and about 9 kg/cm2. Preferably, the CID includes a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate in electrical communication with the first conductive plate, the electrical communication between the first and the second conductive plates being interrupted at the minimal threshold internal gauge pressure. More preferably, the first conductive plate includes a frustum having a first end and a second end, a base extending radially from a perimeter of the first end of the frustum, and an essentially planar cap sealing the second end of the frustum. The first end has a broader diameter than the second end. More preferably, the second conductive plate is in electrical contact with the essentially planar cap through a weld. A battery, preferably a lithium-ion battery, comprises a CID as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Per Onnerud, Phillip E. Partin, Richard V. Chamberlain, II, Jan-Roger B. Linna, Mimmo Elia
  • Patent number: 7481205
    Abstract: There is provided a fuel injector system for vaporizing liquid fuel and metering the vapor to an internal combustion engine of an automobile. The system has at least one fuel injector with at least one capillary flow passage with a heat source arranged along the flow passage capable of heating liquid fuel in the flow passage to a level sufficient to vaporize it, a solenoid operated metering valve located at the capillary outlet for metering vaporized fuel to the internal combustion engine, and a system for operating the metering valve while delivering the vaporized fuel at an opening and closing frequency of at least 15 Hz or more preferably at least 60 Hz independent of engine rpm. The system is expected to be useful for starting a cold engine with reduced emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Keeler, Francis M. Sprinkel, Niranjan Maharajh, Mimmo Elia, Josh Breinlinger, Jan-Roger Linna
  • Patent number: D607112
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Jan Rogers, Bryony Lee
  • Patent number: D607113
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Jan Rogers, Bryony Lee