Patents by Inventor Jeffrey E. Niven

Jeffrey E. Niven 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: 20200256647
    Abstract: An example barrier can be switchable between an at least partially collapsed state and at least partially expanded state (e.g., a deployed state). For example, the barrier can be formed from a sheet and a plurality of rigid sections (e.g., rigid panels) attached or incorporated into the sheet. The barrier can also include a plurality of hinges, such as hinge lines, between the panels that are formed from the sheet. The hinges enable the barrier to be rigid foldable (e.g., the hinges can fold and unfold while the rigid sections remain stiff and rigid) between the expanded and collapsed states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby, David C. Morgan, Terri Bateman, Jeffrey E. Niven, Alex Avila, Erica Crampton, Kyler Tolman, Jacob Greenwood, Peter Schleede, Kendal Hal Seymour, Joseph Tyler Eddington
  • Patent number: 10398842
    Abstract: An auto-injection syringe shaped similar to a credit card and having a biased injection mechanism operable to drive a needle into a user's body by a fixed distance to dispense a dose of fluid at a subcutaneous location. A safety may be provided to avoid undesired actuation of the injection mechanism. After the safety is bypassed, a trigger may be actuated by the user to allow operation of the injection mechanism. A reciprocating needle-cover resists casual view of the needle by the user during and after use of the syringe. A locking mechanism automatically holds the needle-cover at an extended position to isolate the needle from further contact and to resist re-use of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Niven, Jason Dearden, Peter S. Schleede, Andrew J. Moulton, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby
  • Publication number: 20190226814
    Abstract: An example barrier can be switchable between an at least partially collapsed state and at least partially expanded state (e.g., a deployed state). For example, the barrier can be formed from a continuous sheet and a plurality of rigid sections (e.g., rigid panels) attached or incorporated into the continuous sheet. The barrier can also include a plurality of hinges, such as hinge lines, between the panels that are formed from the continuous sheet. The hinges enable the barrier to be rigid foldable (e.g., the hinges can fold and unfold while the rigid sections remain stiff and rigid) between the expanded and collapsed states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby, David C. Morgan, Terri Bateman, Jeffrey E. Niven, Alex Avila, Erica Crampton, Kyler Tolman, Jacob Greenwood, Peter Schleede
  • Publication number: 20180243506
    Abstract: An auto-injection syringe shaped similar to a credit card and having a biased injection mechanism operable to drive a needle into a user's body by a fixed distance to dispense a dose of fluid at a subcutaneous location. A safety may be provided to avoid undesired actuation of the injection mechanism. After the safety is bypassed, a trigger may be actuated by the user to allow operation of the injection mechanism. A reciprocating needle-cover resists casual view of the needle by the user during and after use of the syringe. A locking mechanism automatically holds the needle-cover at an extended position to isolate the needle from further contact and to resist re-use of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Niven, Jason Dearden, Peter S. Schleede, Andrew J. Moulton, Larry L. Howell, Spencer P. Magleby
  • Patent number: 4564757
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser recording arrangement including a mirror for redirecting the laser beam in a controlled scan mode plus an associated electro-optical position monitor for monitoring mirror orientation, these being housed in a unitary casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Edward V. LaBudde, Jeffrey E. Niven, Der-Chang Hsieh, Roger C. Parker, Robert Jeffery Johnson
  • Patent number: 4560925
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser recording arrangement including a pivotable mirror for redirecting the laser beam in a controlled scan mode plus an associated electro-optical position monitor for monitoring mirror orientation, these being housed in a unitary casting with a particular torsional form of pivot suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Niven, Der-Chang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 4544241
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laser recording arrangement including a pivoting mirror adapted for redirecting the laser beam in a controlled scan mode plus an associated electro-optical position monitor for monitoring mirror orientation, with a particular form of magnetic motor provided to activate mirror-pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Edward V. LaBudde, Jeffrey E. Niven