Patents by Inventor John Eastman

John Eastman 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).

  • Patent number: 10295514
    Abstract: An assembly and method of using the assembly. The assembly is operable when assembled as a benchtop instrument for sealed penetration of an oxygen sensitive luminescent sensor into sensible communication with an enclosed space of a sealed rigid package to measure oxygen concentration therein, and operable when disassembled as a handheld instrument for sealed penetration of the oxygen sensitive luminescent sensor into sensible communication with an enclosed space of a flexible package to measure oxygen concentration therein. The assembly includes a mechanical punch press equipped with a longitudinally reciprocable fixture equipped with a hollow piercing member, and an oxygen analyzer releasably attachable to the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Mocon, Inc.
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Patent number: 10139016
    Abstract: A garden hose support assembly for holding a garden hose above ground includes a hold attached to a support. The hold forming a receiving space for receiving a hose. The hold includes a first arm, a second arm and a middle arm extending between and being attached to the first arm and the second arm. The first arm and the second arm are angularly positionable relative to the middle arm. A plurality of rollers is provided. Each of the first arm, the second arm and the middle arm has one of the rollers positioned thereon. The rollers are rotatable with respect to the hold. A mount is attached to a distal end of the first arm relative to the middle arm. The mount engages a vertically oriented surface such that the hold extends laterally away from the vertically oriented surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: John Eastman, Jeanne Eastman
  • Patent number: 9915602
    Abstract: A calibration tool and method of using the tool to calibrate a fiber optic needle oxygen sensor. The tool includes at least a vial sealingly covered by a septa and containing a supply of particulate oxygen getter within the chamber of the vial. The vial has an open top and is constructed from an oxygen impermeable material. The septa is resealing, needle-penetrable and oxygen impermeable. The supply of particulate oxygen getter is retained within an oxygen permeable sachet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MOCON, INC.
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Patent number: 9362071
    Abstract: A circuit breaker monitoring system may monitor both at least one gas characteristic of a gas surrounding the circuit breaker and at least one fault arc energy characteristic. The monitored characteristics may be used to forecast maintenance events. The monitored characteristics may be used to control the operation of the circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Boucher, Vitaliy Demin, James A. Webber, John Eastman, Christopher D. Farrar
  • Patent number: 9316554
    Abstract: A fiber optic analyte sensing needle employing an analyte-partial-pressure-sensitive photoluminescent probe, characterized by (i) a void volume channel extending axially along the length of the lumen between the inner surface of the tube and the outer surface of the fiber optic filament, and (ii) a total pressure sensor in pressure communication with the distal tip of the needle via the void volume channel, whereby total pressure of a volume sampled by the sensing needle can be routinely measured and used in pressure compensation of analyte-concentration values calculated from the analyte-partial-pressure readings taken from the analyte-partial-pressure-sensitive photoluminescent probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MOCON, INC.
    Inventors: John Eastman, Daniel W. Mayer
  • Patent number: 9303810
    Abstract: A supporting device for an electronic device is provided. The supporting device includes a plastic card defining first and second support tabs. The first and second support tabs define a gap therebetween that is sized to hold the electronic device therein when the first support tab is at a second operational position thereof and the second support tab is at a second operational position thereof. The first support tab is adapted to contact a first side of the electronic device when the first support tab is at the second operational position thereof, and the second support tab being adapted to contact a second side of the electronic device when the second support tab is at the second operational position thereof, such that the electronic device is held at a desired operational position between the first and second support tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: John Eastman Adams
  • Publication number: 20150176756
    Abstract: A supporting device for an electronic device is provided. The supporting device includes a plastic card defining first and second support tabs. The first and second support tabs define a gap therebetween that is sized to hold the electronic device therein when the first support tab is at a second operational position thereof and the second support tab is at a second operational position thereof. The first support tab is adapted to contact a first side of the electronic device when the first support tab is at the second operational position thereof, and the second support tab being adapted to contact a second side of the electronic device when the second support tab is at the second operational position thereof, such that the electronic device is held at a desired operational position between the first and second support tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: John Eastman Adams
  • Patent number: 9057687
    Abstract: A calibration tool and method of using the tool to calibrate a fiber optic needle oxygen sensor. The tool includes at least a vial sealingly covered by a septa and containing a supply of particulate oxygen getter within the chamber of the vial. The vial has an open top and is constructed from an oxygen impermeable material. The septa is resealing, needle-penetrable and oxygen impermeable. The supply of particulate oxygen getter is retained within an oxygen permeable sachet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: MOCON, INC.
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20150153282
    Abstract: A calibration tool and method of using the tool to calibrate a fiber optic needle oxygen sensor. The tool includes at least a vial sealingly covered by a septa and containing a supply of particulate oxygen getter within the chamber of the vial. The vial has an open top and is constructed from an oxygen impermeable material. The septa is resealing, needle-penetrable and oxygen impermeable. The supply of particulate oxygen getter is retained within an oxygen permeable sachet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Patent number: 8658429
    Abstract: A photoluminescent oxygen probe including a tack with a layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive and an oxygen-sensitive photoluminescent element on the underside of the head. The probe is effective for sensing oxygen concentration within an enclosed space by puncturing the container defining the enclosed space the with the probe's shank and adhering the underside of the probe's head to the container so as to sealingly surround the puncture, thereby placing the oxygen-sensitive photoluminescent dye on the underside of the probe's head into sensible communication with the enclosed space through the puncture hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mocon, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Mayer, John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20140034847
    Abstract: A photoluminescent oxygen probe comprising a tack with a layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive and an oxygen-sensitive photoluminescent element on the underside of the head. The probe is effective for sensing oxygen concentration within an enclosed space by puncturing the container defining the enclosed space the with the probe's shank and adhering the underside of the probe's head to the container so as to sealingly surround the puncture, thereby placing the oxygen-sensitive photoluminescent dye on the underside of the probe's head into sensible communication with the enclosed space through the puncture hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel W. Mayer, John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20130276508
    Abstract: A calibration tool and method of using the tool to calibrate a fiber optic needle oxygen sensor. The tool includes at least a vial sealingly covered by a septa and containing a supply of particulate oxygen getter within the chamber of the vial. The vial has an open top and is constructed from an oxygen impermeable material. The septa is resealing, needle-penetrable and oxygen impermeable. The supply of particulate oxygen getter is retained within an oxygen permeable sachet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20130251593
    Abstract: A fiber optic analyte sensing needle 10 with a photoluminescent analyte-sensitive probe 70 nonadherently entrapped within the lumen 29 of the needle 20 between the distal tip 51 of a fiber optic filament 50 and the distal tip 21 of the needle 20. The probe 70 has unimpeded fluid communication with the external environment through a port 28 in the needle 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20130183650
    Abstract: A messaging system using text-messaging protocol (limited to 160 characters) for automated delivery, at user-defined intervals, of multiple-choice questions (“Challenges”) to targeted electronic devices. The individual to whom the Challenges are directed, or adult in the case of a minor, must self-select their profile and opt-in to the service; no unsolicited Challenges are allowed to be delivered. The outcome of the interaction with the system is an award that is measured in objective, alpha-numeric values (“Achievements”).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20130005047
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a luminescence lifetime sensing instrument 20 and of interrogating a target-analyte long-decay luminescence probe 120 includes measuring and reporting luminescence lifetime of the probe 120 employing excitation radiation filtered to remove emission radiation, or a starting time tstart delayed by a predetermined decay delay time, or delayed by a predetermined growth delay time, or an ending time comprising the time at which luminescence intensity has decayed or risen a predetermined percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: MOCON, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Mayer, Michael D. Howe, Timothy A. Ascheman, John Eastman
  • Patent number: 8345289
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are provided to automate an audit of an information technology (IT) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Americas Corporation
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20120306656
    Abstract: A circuit breaker monitoring system may monitor both at least one gas characteristic of a gas surrounding the circuit breaker and at least one fault arc energy characteristic. The monitored characteristics may be used to forecast maintenance events. The monitored characteristics may be used to control the operation of the circuit breaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Franklin Fueling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Boucher, Vitaliy Demin, James A. Webber, John Eastman, Christopher D. Farrar
  • Publication number: 20120095891
    Abstract: Various embodiments include at least one of systems, methods, and software for probate claim identification and merging. One such embodiment includes processing, utilizing a computer processor, debtor account records stored in an account database to match debtor account records with probate estate records stored in a probate estate database. Upon identification of a match of a debtor account record with a probate estate record, the debtor account record may be associated with the probate estate record. Subsequently a claims process may be executed to generate claims against probate estates. Generating such a claim, when two or more accounts are identified for a single debtor, may consist of generating a single claim against the probate estate of the debtor. The single claim is for each of a plurality of accounts of the debtor of a particular client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: FORTE LLC
    Inventors: Angela Marie Horn, Dereck John Eastman
  • Publication number: 20110016308
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for secure transmission of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.,
    Inventor: John EASTMAN
  • Publication number: 20100321709
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are provided to automate an audit of an information technology (IT) system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: John EASTMAN