Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Hoell, Jr.

Joseph A. Hoell, Jr. 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: 12000388
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump actuator includes a rotor element supporting rollers, the rotor element being configured to rotate about a rotor axis and the rollers each being configured to rotate about a roller axis that is parallel to the rotor axis. The rotor element and each of the rollers is constrained such that the rotor element and rollers are able to rotate only about their respective axes. A shoe having a displacement axis perpendicular to the rotor axis is forced against the rollers by an urging element without rotation in any axis. A tube may be placed between the shoe and the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., Alexander Muller
  • Publication number: 20220193391
    Abstract: A cartridge insertion system includes a chassis supporting a fluid circuit, the chassis having a forward end with key pins projecting from the forward end and a rear end. The system also includes a medical treatment device with a slot opening closed by doors having a major dimension and having key openings spaced apart a same distance as the key pins on the chassis, such that when the chassis is pushed toward the slot opening, the key pins enter the key openings before the forward end meets the doors. The key pins push against latches that hold the door locked shut, so that the doors will not open if a cartridge without key pins is pressed against the door. When a cartridge with key pins is used, the doors unlock and allow the cartridge to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrick C. ADOLF, Joseph A. HOELL, Jr., Jacob A. CLARK, Derek Bruce ELDRIDGE
  • Publication number: 20220161014
    Abstract: A line mount includes a treatment machine having a housing and one or more magnets or ferromagnetic elements mounted thereon, a line holder having at least one complementary one of magnets and ferromagnetic elements such as to cause the line holder to be attachable magnetically to the housing. The one or more magnets or ferromagnetic elements being numbered and arranged to permit the line holder to be supported thereby in multiple positions and orientations relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. HOELL, Jr., Eric ZOGLIO, M. Dominika KULINSKI, Kenneth E. BUCKLER
  • Publication number: 20220154711
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump actuator includes a rotor element supporting rollers, the rotor element being configured to rotate about a rotor axis and the rollers each being configured to rotate about a roller axis that is parallel to the rotor axis. The rotor element and each of the rollers is constrained such that the rotor element and rollers are able to rotate only about their respective axes. A shoe having a displacement axis perpendicular to the rotor axis is forced against the rollers by an urging element without rotation in any axis. A tube may be placed between the shoe and the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. HOELL, Jr., Alexander MULLER
  • Patent number: 11123654
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a novel pressurized vapor cycle for distilling liquids. In some embodiments of the invention, a liquid purification system is revealed, including the elements of an input for receiving untreated liquid, a vaporizer coupled to the input for transforming the liquid to vapor, a head chamber for collecting the vapor, a vapor pump with an internal drive shaft and an eccentric rotor with a rotatable housing for compressing vapor, and a condenser in communication with the vapor pump for transforming the compressed vapor into a distilled product. Other embodiments of the invention are directed toward heat management, and other process enhancements for making the system especially efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David F. Bednarek, Robert A. Charles, Andrew S. Coll, Jason A. Demers, Timothy P. Duggan, Gustav Heinzmann, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., James L. Jackson, Scott A. Leonard, David W. McGill, Kingston Owens
  • Publication number: 20210249781
    Abstract: Antenna lens structures, and antenna systems including the lens structures. In one example, an antenna lens apparatus includes a shell made of a first material having a first dielectric constant, the shell defining an interior cavity, and a second material disposed within and at least partially filling the cavity, the second material having a second dielectric constant higher than the first dielectric constant. The shell defines a shape of the lens, and the second material may be a powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Eric W. Kratzenberg, Joseph A. Hoell, JR., John W. Berrigan
  • Patent number: 10992052
    Abstract: Antenna lens structures, and antenna systems including the lens structures. In one example, an antenna lens apparatus includes a shell made of a first material having a first dielectric constant, the shell defining an interior cavity, and a second material disposed within and at least partially filling the cavity, the second material having a second dielectric constant higher than the first dielectric constant. The shell defines a shape of the lens, and the second material may be a powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ASTRONICS AEROSAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric W. Kratzenberg, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., John W. Berrigan
  • Publication number: 20200360832
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a novel pressurized vapor cycle for distilling liquids. In some embodiments of the invention, a liquid purification system is revealed, including the elements of an input for receiving untreated liquid, a vaporizer coupled to the input for transforming the liquid to vapor, a head chamber for collecting the vapor, a vapor pump with an internal drive shaft and an eccentric rotor with a rotatable housing for compressing vapor, and a condenser in communication with the vapor pump for transforming the compressed vapor into a distilled product. Other embodiments of the invention are directed toward heat management, and other process enhancements for making the system especially efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: David F. Bednarek, Robert A. Charles, Andrew S. Coll, Jason A. Demers, Timothy P. Duggan, Gustav Heinzman, Joseph A. Hoell, JR., James L. Jackson, Scott A. Leonard, David W. McGill, Kingston Owens
  • Patent number: 10697751
    Abstract: Different approaches for providing increased redundancy in determining a position of a rotating member, for example, a motor shaft, with galvanically isolated sensors. In one aspect, two separate on-axis sensing chips are positioned in line with one another on a PCB but each on opposite sides or surfaces of the PCB. Respective sensing surfaces are essentially parallel to one another. Advantageously, greater electrical isolation is provided by placing the two sensors on opposite sides of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Segway, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., James B. Carter
  • Patent number: 10507403
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a novel pressurized vapor cycle for distilling liquids. In some embodiments of the invention, a liquid purification system is revealed, including the elements of an input for receiving untreated liquid, a vaporizer coupled to the input for transforming the liquid to vapor, a head chamber for collecting the vapor, a vapor pump with an internal drive shaft and an eccentric rotor with a rotatable housing for compressing vapor, and a condenser in communication with the vapor pump for transforming the compressed vapor into a distilled product. Other embodiments of the invention are directed toward heat management, and other process enhancements for making the system especially efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David F. Bednarek, Robert A. Charles, Andrew S. Coll, Jason A. Demers, Timothy P. Duggan, Gustav Heinzman, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., James L. Jackson, Scott A. Leonard, David W. McGill, Kingston Owens
  • Publication number: 20190067829
    Abstract: Antenna lens structures, and antenna systems including the lens structures. In one example, an antenna lens apparatus includes a shell made of a first material having a first dielectric constant, the shell defining an interior cavity, and a second material disposed within and at least partially filling the cavity, the second material having a second dielectric constant higher than the first dielectric constant. The shell defines a shape of the lens, and the second material may be a powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Eric W. Kratzenberg, Joseph A. Hoell, JR., John W. Berrigan
  • Patent number: 10131445
    Abstract: A containment system for containing all or part of a radome and an external subassembly that is protected by the radome is disclosed. One embodiment of the containment system comprises a fabric material and an attachment system for attaching the fabric material to the radome and to the radome attachment ring. An increased strength radome for covering the external subassembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ASTRONICS AEROSAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dennis E. Ferguson, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., Grant A. Dillon, Frank J. Blanda, David E. Kopf, Bruce D. Kelly, William S. McNary, Matthew N. Landel
  • Publication number: 20180172421
    Abstract: Different approaches for providing increased redundancy in determining a position of a rotating member, for example, a motor shaft, with galvanically isolated sensors. In one aspect, two separate on-axis sensing chips are positioned in line with one another on a PCB but each on opposite sides or surfaces of the PCB. Respective sensing surfaces are essentially parallel to one another. Advantageously, greater electrical isolation is provided by placing the two sensors on opposite sides of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Segway Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hoell, JR., James B. Carter
  • Patent number: 9707003
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is provided having articulating, distal end rotation and tip rotational functions. The articulating function includes a wheel rotatable relative to a handle of the surgical instrument and operable to move an articulating section of the surgical instrument from a neutral or straight position to an articulated or bent position. The wheel incorporates a groove in the form of an Archimedes spiral to drive the articulating section between the neutral and bent positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., David Carpenter
  • Patent number: 9126497
    Abstract: Method for controlling a vehicle that includes a support, at least one wheel, a platform coupled to the at least one wheel, a coupling structure having a support portion coupled to the support and a platform portion coupled to the platform that allows the support portion to move or slide fore and aft with respect to the platform portion, an actuator coupled to the coupling structure to control the position of the support portion relative to the platform portion, a drive coupled to the at least one wheel to deliver power to the at least one wheel to propel the vehicle and maintain the platform level, and a controller coupled to the drive to control the drive and coupled to the actuator to control the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SEGWAY, iNC.
    Inventors: John David Heinzmann, Jon M. Stevens, Raymond Debruin, Anthony Foale, Joseph Hoell, Jr., Patrick A. Hussey, Alexander Muller
  • Publication number: 20150191256
    Abstract: A containment system for containing all or part of a radome and an external subassembly that is protected by the radome is disclosed. One embodiment of the containment system comprises a fabric material and an attachment system for attaching the fabric material to the radome and to the radome attachment ring. An increased strength radome for covering the external subassembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis E. Ferguson, Joseph A. Hoell, JR., Grant A. Dillon, Frank J. Blanda, David E. Kopf, Bruce D. Kelly, William S. McNary, Matthew N. Landel
  • Publication number: 20140188316
    Abstract: Method for controlling a vehicle that includes a support, at least one wheel, a platform coupled to the at least one wheel, a coupling structure having a support portion coupled to the support and a platform portion coupled to the platform that allows the support portion to move or slide fore and aft with respect to the platform portion, an actuator coupled to the coupling structure to control the position of the support portion relative to the platform portion, a drive coupled to the at least one wheel to deliver power to the at least one wheel to propel the vehicle and maintain the platform level, and a controller coupled to the drive to control the drive and coupled to the actuator to control the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: John David Heinzmann, Jon M. Stevens, Raymond Debruin, Anthony Foale, Joseph Hoell, JR., Patrick A. Hussey, Alexander Muller
  • Patent number: 8522468
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for substituting a different forend assembly in a long gun (e.g., a shotgun) without the use of tools by a user in the field. Applicants' preferred apparatus for substituting a forend comprises: a modified forend carrier that is affixed to the long gun (e.g., the illustrated shotgun); a forend; and tool-less means for removably attaching the forend onto the carrier, or removing the forend off the carrier, without the use of tools, wherein the tool-less means comprises: (i) a tongue-and-groove arrangement in the forend and carrier, and (ii) a releasable lock contained, at least in part, in the carrier. This permits the forend to be swapped out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Webber, Sean P. Toner, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr.
  • Patent number: D748533
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SEGWAY, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Collins, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., Michael Casey, Robert M. Bowman
  • Patent number: D766131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Segway, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Harding, William J. Twomey, Robert M. Bowman, Brendan Collins, Joseph A. Hoell, Jr., Michael J. Casey