Patents by Inventor John M. Kruse

John M. Kruse 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: 20190125586
    Abstract: A welding protector (1) has a curved eye protection shield (10) with an electrically switchable light filter. The welding protector further has a magnifying cover (20) for arrangement on an eye facing inner side of the eye protection shield. The magnifying cover is pre-shaped based on a curve that extends equidistant to the curve the eye protection shield is based on. Further, the magnifying cover has two optical lenses (27) which in combination only partially cover the eye protection shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Kristina M. Magnusson, Britton G. Billinglsey, Christopher M. Brown, Timothy L. Wong, Kenneth Jarefors, John M. Kruse, Jon A. Kirschhoffer, John M. Pilgrim
  • Publication number: 20130290018
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for verifying proper delivery of health care bundles to patients are described. The methods, apparatus, and systems may be configured to monitor the delivery of health care bundles to one or more patients, to collect delivery data such as sounds and/or images that can be processed to determine if delivery of the health care bundle is being or has been properly delivered to a patient, to provide feedback during delivery of a health care bundle to a patient, and/or to store an indicator that is indicative of proper delivery of the health care bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel D. Anderson, Sherman L. Bartz, Craig M. Carlson, Orlin B. Knudson, John M. Kruse, Mary E. Kundus
  • Publication number: 20130268293
    Abstract: Hygiene monitoring systems and methods are described herein. In various embodiments, the systems and methods may be used to monitor cleaning events (e.g., hand washing events, equipment sanitation events, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Orlin B. Knudson, John M. Kruse
  • Patent number: 8502673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Publication number: 20130015243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Goonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 8006902
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of RFID systems for use with items of interest having RFID tags, such as in a library. The invention has particular applicability to determining the location, order, and other information regarding such items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Publication number: 20110153349
    Abstract: Health care delivery monitoring systems and methods are described herein. The systems and methods may be used to monitor the delivery of health care bundles to one or more patients. The systems and methods may communicate with a health care worker delivering a health care bundle to provide selected information to the health care worker such as, e.g., one or more instructions regarding delivery of the health care bundle. In addition, the systems and methods described herein may further include the collection of compliance data to provide feedback regarding compliance with health care delivery protocols established within a health care facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel D. Anderson, Sherman L. Bartz, Craig M. Carlson, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Orlin B. Knudson, John M. Kruse, Craig D. Oster
  • Publication number: 20110148586
    Abstract: Hygiene monitoring systems and methods are described herein. In various embodiments, the systems and methods may be used to monitor cleaning events (e.g., hand washing events, equipment sanitation events, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel D. Anderson, Sherman L. Bartz, Craig M. Carlson, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Orlin B. Knudson, John M. Kruse, Craig D. Oster
  • Publication number: 20100176936
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 7728732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Publication number: 20090102609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 7511601
    Abstract: Various systems and methods of handling items such as files are disclosed, including systems and methods for polling RFID-tagged items while they are stored in storage areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter M. Eisenberg, David P. Erickson, Edward D. Goff, Mitchell B. Grunes, Gene J. Hickok, Janet T. Keller, William J. Kelliher, Jr., Jon A. Kirschhoffer, John M. Kruse, Diane E. Morel, Scott D. Pearson, Chester Piotrowski, Edmund J. Ring, Robert A. Sainati, Michele A. Waldner
  • Patent number: 7503008
    Abstract: The present invention implements, in a data processing environment, many of the attributes of paper Post-it® notes. The note program of the present invention need not be resident in an application program, and the notes of the present invention may be moved directly between windows or between regions without being saved in an intermediate memory, may be easily dispensed either from a note dispenser of a window or on a desktop, may overlap the boundary of a window, may be automatically saved, may be attached to a document within a window so that the note moves with the document, may overlap a boundary of a window, may be resized with the constraint that the note may not be resized off of a window, may be moved across a window boundary, and may be attached to an object, such as a character, a word, a sentence, or paragraph of a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David T. Berquist, Peter M. Eisenberg, Mitchell B. Grunes, Martin A. Kenner, John M. Kruse, Timothy A. Mertens, Cindy L. Munson
  • Patent number: 7471205
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 7353059
    Abstract: A medical device is configured to attenuate emission of electromagnetic radiation and comprises a housing, a circuit assembly mounted in the housing, and a panel coupled to the housing and to the circuit assembly. The panel comprises a first conductive region on an interior surface of the panel that is configured to be capacitively coupled to the ground, an opening substantially adjacent to the first conductive region, a second conductive region on the interior surface that is configured to be coupled to ground, and a non-conductive region on the interior surface between the first conductive region and the second conductive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Fluegel, John M. Kruse, Paul T. Simonette
  • Patent number: 7317941
    Abstract: A device external to an implantable medical device (IMD) is provided with an accurate reference clock. The programmer receives time data from the IMD and compares that data to time data from the reference clock. Based on this comparison, the programmer determines how much a clock within the IMD is drifting per unit of time. A correction factor is generated so that data received from the IMD can then be correlated to the correct reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles R. Stomberg, John M. Kruse, Nancy P. Pool, Gregory J. Haubrich
  • Patent number: 7270268
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of RFID systems for use with items of interest having RFID tags, such as in a library. The invention has particular applicability to determining the location, order, and other information regarding such items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 7123151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 7113094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich
  • Patent number: 7044373
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of RFID systems for use with items of interest having RFID tags, such as in a library. The invention has particular applicability to determining the location, order, and other information regarding such items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Sharon R. Garber, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Mitchell B. Grunes, Richard H. Jackson, Gerald L. Karel, John M. Kruse, Richard W. Lindahl, James E. Nash, Chester Piotrowski, John D. Yorkovich