Patents by Inventor Joseph G. Schulte

Joseph G. Schulte 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: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Patent number: 8694579
    Abstract: A client-server based enterprise network system providing network services and applications to administer, manage, control access to, and use a plurality of programmable electronic display devices and systems is disclosed. The enterprise network system may include client-server network system configurations and methods to enable a plurality of enterprise users to expeditiously, efficiently and securely access and use enterprise network resources and capabilities, including provisioning of graphical display content on a plurality of programmable electronic display systems sited locally, regionally, globally or in combination thereof. The enterprise network system and the network services and capabilities here disclosed, may be accessed through Web-enabled applications with Internet/Web browsers, which enable users to access network services and capabilities from any Internet/Web-enabled computer or workstation from any location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Reece A. Kurtenbach, Brian F. Vogl, Joseph G. Schulte, Jeremy C. Johnson, Brent A. Joffer, Steven J. Top, Thomas R. Mittan
  • Publication number: 20120274675
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Joffer, Brett D. Wendler, Glenn P. Luke, Nathan L. Nearman, Chad N. Gloege, Mathew R. Mueller, Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Joseph G. Schulte, Eric S. Bravek, Ryan M. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120119980
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Joffer, Brett D. Wendler, Glenn P. Luke, Nathan L. Nearman, Chad N. Gloege, Matthew R. Mueller, Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Joseph G. Schulte, Eric S. Bravek, Ryan M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 8130175
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Joffer, Brett D. Wendler, Glenn P. Luke, Nathan L. Nearman, Chad N. Gloege, Matthew R. Mueller, Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Joseph G. Schulte, Eric S. Bravek, Ryan M. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120005563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to image displays and signage, and more particularly, to displays of custom or arbitrary shape. Such shaped displays include channel letter displays, logo or design displays, multiple displays in an assembly, multiple display modules, curved or round displays, or other arbitrary shaped or unusual aspect ratio displays. The present invention further relates to software, apparatus, and methods for a translation table which maps graphical data from an initial shape to an arbitrary shape for use on such displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad N. Gloege, Matthew R. Mueller, Neil R. Burghardt, Joseph G. Schulte, Brett D. Wendler
  • Patent number: 8001455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to image displays and signage, and more particularly, to displays of custom or arbitrary shape. Such shaped displays include channel letter displays, logo or design displays, multiple displays in an assembly, multiple display modules, curved or round displays, or other arbitrary shaped or unusual aspect ratio displays. The present invention further relates to software, apparatus, and methods for a translation table which maps graphical data from an initial shape to an arbitrary shape for use on such displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad N. Gloege, Matthew R. Mueller, Neil R. Burghardt, Joseph G. Schulte, Brett D. Wendler
  • Publication number: 20110175888
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: DAKTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: BRENT A. JOFFER, BRETT D. WENDLER, GLENN P. LUKE, NATHAN L. NEARMAN, CHAD N. GLOEGE, MATT R. MUELLER, SHANNON LEE MUTSCHELKNAUS, JOSEPH G. SCHULTE, ERIC S. BRAVEK, RYAN M. HANSEN
  • Publication number: 20110163942
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Joffer, Brett D. Wendler, Glenn P. Luke, Nathan L. Nearman, Chad N. Gloege, Matt R. Mueller, Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Joseph G. Schulte, Eric S. Bravek, Ryan M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7907133
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Joffer, Brett D. Wendler, Glenn P. Luke, Nathan L. Nearman, Chad N. Gloege, Matt R. Mueller, Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Joseph G. Schulte, Eric S. Bravek, Ryan M. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20100268768
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and methodology are disclosed for a client-server based enterprise network system that provides network services and applications to administer, manage and control access to and use of a plurality of programmable electronic display systems. The enterprise network system of the present invention teaches application of client-server network system means and methods to create an enterprise body comprising an exclusive class of enterprise users having common purpose in performing shared work task burden to achieve shared objectives and goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Reece A. Kurtenbach, Brian F. Vogl, Joseph G. Schulte, Jeremy C. Johnson, Brent A. Joffer, Steven J. Top, Thomas R. Mittan
  • Publication number: 20090021532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to image displays and signage, and more particularly, to displays of custom or arbitrary shape. Such shaped displays include channel letter displays, logo or design displays, multiple displays in an assembly, multiple display modules, curved or round displays, or other arbitrary shaped or unusual aspect ratio displays. The present invention further relates to software, apparatus, and methods for a translation table which maps graphical data from an initial shape to an arbitrary shape for use on such displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Chad N. Gloege, Matthew R. Mueller, Neil R. Burghardt, Joseph G. Schulte, Brett D. Wendler
  • Publication number: 20080225143
    Abstract: Pixel interleaving configurations for use in high definition electronic sign displays where each and every scan line includes full red, green, and blue color representation to provide for high resolution electronic video sign displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Brent A. Joffer, Brett D. Wendler, Glenn P. Luke, Nathan L. Nearman, Chad N. Gloege, Matt R. Mueller, Shannon Lee Mutschelknaus, Joseph G. Schulte, Eric S. Bravek, Ryan M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 6200009
    Abstract: A marine illuminating device for aiding in the reverse navigation of a watercraft that is powered by an outboard motor. The marine illuminating device includes an electric light that is mounted in an aperture in a cowl of an outboard motor. The electric light is connected through an electric circuit to the alternator/charging system of the outboard motor and to a switch assembly. The switch assembly may be actuated automatically when the outboard motor mode selector is positioned into the reverse mode. Alternatively, the switch may also be actuated manually. Actuation of the switch assembly permits electric current to flow from the alternator/charging system to the electric light, thereby causing the electric light to illuminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventor: Joseph G. Schulte