Patents by Inventor Jeffrey K. Anderson

Jeffrey K. Anderson 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: 20190232610
    Abstract: A method of using a sterilization wrap system including a permeable material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the exterior panel being substantially opaque or having a first level of translucence, and an interior panel including a permeable material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the interior panel having a level of translucence that is higher than the translucence of the exterior panel, the panels being joined together over at least a portion of their surfaces. Also disclosed is inspection of the sterilization wrap system for exterior panel breaches by looking for light passing through a panel facing the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey James Farmer, Kelly L. Holt, Ronald K. Anderson, Melissa R. Gaynor, Corinna Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10346625
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising monitoring a set of file access requests to a file from an application to obtain permission and identity information related to the monitored requests, wherein the monitoring includes obtaining a runtime stack from the application, determining, based on environment information in the runtime stack, whether a first set of privileges available to the application are greater than a second set of privileges available to a the user of the application, storing the permission and identity information and an indication of whether the first set of privileges is greater than the second set of privileges in a data file, and adjusting the privileges for the user based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Anderson, Carol S. Budnik, Anna P. Dietenberger, Scott Forstie, Brian J. Hasselbeck, Allen K. Mei, Ellen B. Streifel, Jeffrey M. Uehling
  • Patent number: 7616013
    Abstract: A micromechanical device may include one or more piezoresistive elements whose electrical resistance changes in response to externally or internally induced strain. The present invention leverages the piezoresistive properties of such devices to sense the positional state of the device. A sensing circuit may be integrated into the device that senses an electrical resistance of at least a portion of the micromechanical device and provides information regarding the positional state of the micromechanical device. The micromechanical device may be a compliant device that includes relatively flexible members such as mechanical beams or ribbons. The positional states may be continuous positional states (such as the position of an actuator) or discreet positional states (such as the positional state of a bistable memory device). In certain embodiments, the micromechanical device is a threshold detector that latches to a particular stable configuration when an applied force exceeds a selected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Robert K. Messenger, Timothy W. McLain, Jeffrey K. Anderson, Larry L. Howell
  • Patent number: 7554342
    Abstract: A micromechanical device may include one or more piezoresistive elements whose electrical resistance changes in response to externally or internally induced strain. The present invention leverages the piezoresistive properties of such devices to sense the positional state of the device. A sensing circuit may be integrated into the device that senses an electrical resistance of at least a portion of the micromechanical device and provides information regarding the positional state of the micromechanical device. The micromechanical device may be a compliant device that includes relatively flexible members such as mechanical beams or ribbons. The positional states may be continuous positional states (such as the position of an actuator) or discreet positional states (such as the positional state of a bistable memory device). In certain embodiments, the micromechanical device is a threshold detector that latches to a particular stable configuration when an applied force exceeds a selected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Robert K. Messenger, Timothy W. McLain, Jeffrey K. Anderson, Larry L. Howell
  • Publication number: 20080200901
    Abstract: A catheter connector system that allows trimming of the proximal end of a catheter (single or multiple lumen) prior to the placement of a connector hub. In one variation, the catheter connector system comprises a catheter, a connector sheath including a soft collet, and a connector hub including a cannula for engaging the catheter and a connector hub interface for receiving the connector sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Rasmussen, Jeffrey K. Anderson, Jack R. Peterson, David W. Pierce, Scott D. Hinckley, Abraham C. Teng, William R. Barron, Catherine C. Breiter
  • Patent number: 7377915
    Abstract: A catheter connector system that allows trimming of the proximal end of a catheter (single or multiple lumen) prior to the placement of a connector hub. In one variation, the catheter connector system comprises a catheter, a connector sheath including a soft collet, and a connector hub including a cannula for engaging the catheter and a connector hub interface for receiving the connector sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Rasmussen, Jeffrey K. Anderson, Jack R. Peterson, David W. Pierce, Scott D. Hinckley, Abraham C. Teng, William R. Barron, Catherine C. Breiter