Patents by Inventor Joseph Beauvais

Joseph Beauvais 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: 20220234080
    Abstract: A portable shower cleaning article is provided and includes a first container, wherein the first container defines a first container cavity for containing a rinsing fluid and a pump, wherein the pump is associated with the first container cavity. The portable shower cleaning article further includes a dispensing hose, wherein the dispensing hose includes a hose input end communicated with a hose output end via a hose cavity and a trigger valve, wherein the trigger valve is associated with the hose output end and defines a trigger valve input end communicated with a trigger valve output end via a trigger valve flow cavity, wherein the hose input end is associated with the pump, and wherein the pump is configured to pump the rinsing fluid through the hose cavity and into the trigger valve flow cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 11221373
    Abstract: Methods, devices and program products are provided for determining an early battery depletion condition for a battery powered device. The method determines a charge consumption drawn externally from a battery cell by the device for a select period of time, obtains a measured cell voltage for the battery cell of the medical device, calculates a projected cell voltage based on the charge consumption and usage conditions, and declares an early depletion condition based on a relation between the measured and projected cell voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Avi Fischer, Gene A. Bornzin, Thomas F. Strange, Xing Pei, Aditya Goil, Fady Dawoud, Kyungmoo Ryu, Joseph Beauvais, Gabriel Mouchawar, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20210391120
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an aluminum electrolytic capacitor includes impregnating an aluminum electrolytic capacitor with a first electrolyte to form a first impregnated capacitor, aging the first impregnated capacitor using a first aging process to form a first aged capacitor, impregnating the first aged capacitor with a second electrolyte to form a second impregnated capacitor, the second electrolyte being different from the first electrolyte, aging the second impregnated capacitor using a final aging process to form a final aged capacitor, and impregnating the final aged capacitor with a third electrolyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Fernstrom, Ralph Jason Hemphill, Timothy Marshall, Tommy Davis, Joseph Beauvais
  • Publication number: 20210278469
    Abstract: A method of screening a battery for failure mechanisms is provided. The method may include activating an electrochemical cell. Within 5 minutes to two hours of activating the cell, the open circuit voltage of the cell is measured over a period of time to determine a voltage versus time function. The cell is then screened for the presence of a failure mechanism by checking the voltage versus time function for a failure criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Davis, Xiaofei Jiang, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 11041912
    Abstract: A method of screening a battery for failure mechanisms is provided. The method may include activating an electrochemical cell. Within 5 minutes to two hours of activating the cell, the open circuit voltage of the cell is measured over a period of time to determine a voltage versus time function. The cell is then screened for the presence of a failure mechanism by checking the voltage versus time function for a failure criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Davis, Xiaofei Jiang, Joseph Beauvais
  • Publication number: 20210184320
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais, Jeffrey Armstrong, Del Charles Brooks III, Christopher Hallmark, John Duggan
  • Patent number: 10964921
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Beauvais, Russell Bruch, Jeffrey Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20210074992
    Abstract: A method includes mixing a solvent with a dry cathode mixture to form a slurry. The dry cathode mixture includes a cathode active material, a conductive diluent, and a polymeric binder. The method further includes removing the solvent from the slurry to form a composition and calendering, in a first calendering step, the composition to form a sheet. The calendering the composition includes passing the composition between calender rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Jiang, Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 10868283
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Jeffrey Armstrong, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 10847780
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a battery, a cathode for a battery, and a method for making a cathode and a battery are provided. The method comprises the steps of at least combining an electrode active material, one or more conductive diluents, a binder and a solvent to form an electrode active mixture having a first solvent to powder weight ratio, reducing a solvent to powder weight ratio to form a paste, feeding the paste into a plastic tube; and calendering the plastic tube. A dry cathode mixture is provided. The dry cathode mixture includes a cathode active material, a conductive diluent and a polymeric binder. A solvent is mixed with the dry mixture to form a slurry. Solvent is removed from the slurry to form a doughy composition. The doughy composition is calender sheeted to form a sheet. The sheet is baked at a temperature of 30° C. to 120° C. for 15 minutes to 6 hours to form a dry sheet. The dry sheet is cut into coupons. The coupons are pressed to form a pressed coupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Jiang, Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 10727454
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais, Jeffrey Armstrong, Del Charles Brooks, III, Christopher Hallmark, John Duggan
  • Publication number: 20200233035
    Abstract: A method of screening a battery for failure mechanisms is provided. The method may include activating an electrochemical cell. Within 5 minutes to two hours of activating the cell, the open circuit voltage of the cell is measured over a period of time to determine a voltage versus time function. The cell is then screened for the presence of a failure mechanism by checking the voltage versus time function for a failure criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Davis, Xiaofei Jiang, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 10641833
    Abstract: A method of screening a battery for failure mechanisms is provided. The method may include activating an electrochemical cell. Within 5 minutes to two hours of activating the cell, the open circuit voltage of the cell is measured over a period of time to determine a voltage versus time function. The cell is then screened for the presence of a failure mechanism by checking the voltage versus time function for a failure criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Davis, Xiaofei Jiang, Joseph Beauvais
  • Publication number: 20190131591
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Beauvais, Russell Bruch, Jeffrey Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20190131592
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Jeffrey Armstrong, Joseph Beauvais
  • Publication number: 20180372805
    Abstract: Methods, devices and program products are provided for determining an early battery depletion condition for a battery powered device. The method determines a charge consumption drawn externally from a battery cell by the device for a select period of time, obtains a measured cell voltage for the battery cell of the medical device, calculates a projected cell voltage based on the charge consumption and usage conditions, and declares an early depletion condition based on a relation between the measured and projected cell voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Avi Fischer, Gene A. Bornzin, Thomas F. Strange, Xing Pei, Aditya Goil, Fady Dawoud, Kyungmoo Ryu, Joseph Beauvais, Gabriel Mouchawar, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180143255
    Abstract: A method of screening a battery for failure mechanisms is provided. The method may include activating an electrochemical cell. Within 5 minutes to two hours of activating the cell, the open circuit voltage of the cell is measured over a period of time to determine a voltage versus time function. The cell is then screened for the presence of a failure mechanism by checking the voltage versus time function for a failure criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Davis, Xiaofei Jiang, Joseph Beauvais
  • Publication number: 20180138463
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. The cell stack includes an anode, a cathode, and a separator insulating the anode from the cathode, wherein the anode and cathode are offset from one another. An insulating boot surrounding the cell stack insulates the cell stack from the case. The insulating boot has an opening configured to receive therein the feedthrough assembly, which may include overmolded insulation. The interior surfaces and interior walls of the battery case may be thermal spray-coated with a dielectric material to prevent lithium dendrite formation between cathode and anode surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais, Jeffrey Armstrong, Del Charles Brooks, III, Christopher Hallmark, John Duggan
  • Publication number: 20180083260
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a battery, a cathode for a battery, and a method for making a cathode and a battery are provided. The method comprises the steps of at least combining an electrode active material, one or more conductive diluents, a binder and a solvent to form an electrode active mixture having a first solvent to powder weight ratio, reducing a solvent to powder weight ratio to form a paste, feeding the paste into a plastic tube; and calendering the plastic tube. A dry cathode mixture is provided. The dry cathode mixture includes a cathode active material, a conductive diluent and a polymeric binder. A solvent is mixed with the dry mixture to form a slurry. Solvent is removed from the slurry to form a doughy composition. The doughy composition is calender sheeted to form a sheet. The sheet is baked at a temperature of 30° C. to 120° C. for 15 minutes to 6 hours to form a dry sheet. The dry sheet is cut into coupons. The coupons are pressed to form a pressed coupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaofei Jiang, Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais
  • Patent number: 9281507
    Abstract: A battery includes a case having a lid. A feed-through assembly provides an electrical connection through the lid. Feed-through insulation is disposed over the feed-through assembly. An insulation layer is disposed over the inner surface of the lid and the feed-through assembly. The insulation layer comprises an aperture configured to accommodate the feed-through assembly and to form a compression joint with the feed-through insulation disposed over the feed-through assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Bruch, Joseph Beauvais