Patents by Inventor Joseph Stevens

Joseph Stevens 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: 20190194825
    Abstract: In a method of electrospinning nanofibres, a non-conductive laminate fibre collection structure (22) is placed on the surface of a conductive collector (18, FIG. 1). The laminate structure has a base layer (26) proximal to the collector and a fibre support layer (24). A pair of spaced first apertures (32) and a second aperture (34) located between them are defined through the fibre support layer (24). A pair of spaced third apertures (38) are defined through the base layer (26), each third aperture being aligned with one of the first apertures to define an opening (40) through the laminate structure. During electro spinning, the fibre is attracted to one of the openings (40) where it forms a bridge across the respective first aperture (32). A charge in the collected fibre builds up until the fibre is repelled and it moves to the nearest lowest potential region which is the second opening on the opposite side of the second aperture (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Stevens, Joseph Chemmarappally
  • Publication number: 20190183700
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Publication number: 20190151170
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Patent number: 10289724
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting components to include in portions of a displayable file. Selecting the components may include determining an order of the components for each portion of the displayable file. The components' order for a given portion may be based on a score for each component, where a component's score is based on an estimated value and standard error associated with the component. The component to include in each portion of the displayable file may be selected based at least in part on the determined component order for each portion and a predetermined priority of each portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett E. Lounsbury, Samuel A. Minter, Vishal M. Shanbhag, Jeffrey B. Slosberg, Michal M. Bryc, Daniel B. Lloyd, Joseph Steven Mate, Tri M. Cao, Stephen B. Ivie
  • Patent number: 10188569
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason John Connell, Jason James Cerny, Richard Brian Roussy, Aleem Yusuf, Christopher Alan George, Christopher Scott Jacob, Brandon David Naber, Martin W. Stryker
  • Patent number: 10130536
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Brian Roussy, Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason James Cerny, Christopher Alan George, Joseph William Roussy, Christopher Scott Jacob, Aleem Yusuf
  • Patent number: 9975625
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may comprise a first number of layers of a flexible material, a second number of layers of a dielectric material, a first electrode attached to a surface layer in the first number of layers, and a second electrode attached to a second layer in one of the first number of layers and the second number of layers. The first number of layers may be interspersed with the second number of layers. The first electrode may be configured to be exposed to air. The first electrode and the second electrode may be configured to form a plasma in response to a voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Silkey, David James Suiter, Bradley Alan Osborne
  • Publication number: 20180136953
    Abstract: An approach for defining user interface components within a building control or automation system. The user interface definition may be rendered on a remote display device. The rendering may be accomplished through a making of a set of object types which represent the components of the user interface. The approach or mechanism should have no dependency on either the hardware/software platform of the building control or automation system or the hardware/software platform of the remote display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Gerald Walter, Joseph Steven Majewski
  • Patent number: 9919850
    Abstract: An insert assembly for a fitment used with a pouch containing a liquid product producing an off-gas is provided. The assembly includes a vented insert for use with the vented fitment allowing the off-gas to pass there through. A carrier is configured to be attached to the vented insert and includes a liquid impermeable membrane attach to the carrier and fluid coupled to the fitment and insert to allow gas from the product to pass there through. The membrane, which can comprise an EPTFE material allows the gas to pass through, while preventing the liquid product from passing through a wall of the pouch. The insert assembly can be selectively opened and closed to allow or prevent the off-gas produced by the product to pass through the assembly as needed to reduce the pressure within the pouch or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Bons, Christopher John Opelt
  • Patent number: 9909387
    Abstract: Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed to a semi-autonomous insert valve. The semi-autonomous insert valve includes a body, a closure mechanism coupled to the body, an autonomous actuation mechanism coupled to the body, and a control system disposed in the body. The body engages an inner wall of a subsurface safety valve and causes a subsurface safety valve closure mechanism to open, allowing fluid to flow toward the surface of the wellbore. The closure mechanism selectively allows fluid to flow toward the surface of the wellbore. The autonomous actuation mechanism actuates the closure mechanism independently from a subsurface safety valve actuation mechanism that actuates the subsurface safety valve closure mechanism. The control sub-system includes one or more transceiving devices that can wirelessly communicate signals. The control sub-system closes the closure mechanism in response to losing signal communication between the transceiving devices and a signal source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco, James Dan Vick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9826807
    Abstract: Umbrella support apparatuses and kits are provided. The umbrella support apparatus may be used to support umbrellas where stability is desired. The umbrella support apparatus includes an umbrella or be used with existing umbrellas having a support shaft, a collar connected to an approximate mid-point of the support shaft, at least one auxiliary support shaft angularly connected to the collar with a connector for supporting the umbrella against an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Steven Parker
  • Publication number: 20170281438
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base, a support frame, and a patient support deck. The patient support deck comprises articulating deck sections, such as a leg section and a foot section pivotally coupled to the leg section. A support link is arranged to support the foot section relative to the support frame. A leg section actuator is configured to move the leg section between a lowered position and one or more raised positions. A foot section adjustment device is configured to move the support link in order to move the foot section relative to the leg section. The support link has a first link end pivotally coupled to the foot section and a second link end slidably coupled to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason John Connell, Richard A. Derenne, Jason James Cerny
  • Publication number: 20170246065
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base and a support frame. The patient support apparatus also comprises a lift assembly that operates to lift and lower the support frame relative to the base. The lift assembly comprises lift members that extend and collapse to lift and lower the support frame. Guides operate to guide movement of the lift members during operation. In some cases guided bodies coupled to the lift members move passively in the guides. In other embodiments, driven members coupled to the lift members move actively in the guides to cause lifting and lowering of the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Publication number: 20170176036
    Abstract: A method includes aggregating multiple zones of an indoor structure, each zone having associated comfort limits, formulating an aggregated single zone model predictive control (MPC) problem representative of the multiple zones for a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, determining optimal aggregated actions as a function of the aggregated single zone model predictive control problem, simulating an optimal trajectory of indoor qualities, and determining zone temperature setpoints to comply with the comfort limits for each zone and pre-cool the indoor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Karel Macek, Karel Marik, Joseph Steven Majewski
  • Publication number: 20170143566
    Abstract: There is provided a patient support that may be adjustable in height, width, length or a combination thereof. The patient support may be useable with normal sized patients or with bariatric patients. The patient support has a variety of features to enhance operability and/or functionality, including a width adjustable caster frame, width adjustable deck portions, a width adjustable headboard and an extendible foot board to provide extra length. An enhanced lift mechanism can accommodate bariatric patients and alternative functionality in achieving deck positions improves patient comfort. Various parts of the patient support including deck panels and the footboard may be removed and replaced with ease without complicated connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Steven David Elku, Jason John Connell, Jason James Cerny, Richard Brian Roussy, Aleem Yusuf, Christopher Alan George, Christopher Scott Jacob, Brandon David Naber, Martin W. Stryker
  • Publication number: 20170139560
    Abstract: A system for hierarchical navigation of menus on a screen and particularly from one menu to another menu at the same level of a menu hierarchy. The system may provide side-to-side movement between menu elements to more easily navigate the menu pyramid. It may facilitate access to the details of a list of devices by selecting next and previous devices in the list, without navigating back to the list. The system may provide an operator or user with a simple, convenient method of browsing the details of devices in a list without the need to move back and forth throughout the list. The display may automatically adapt to the disparate properties of each type of device in the list. Also, the displayed details may be unique for a characterization of each device but be rendered in a common format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Steven Majewski, Joe Stough, Don L. Brett
  • Patent number: 9625171
    Abstract: A method includes aggregating multiple zones of an indoor structure, each zone having associated comfort limits, formulating an aggregated single zone model predictive control (MPC) problem representative of the multiple zones for a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, determining optimal aggregated actions as a function of the aggregated single zone model predictive control problem, simulating an optimal trajectory of indoor qualities, and determining zone temperature setpoints to comply with the comfort limits for each zone and pre-cool the indoor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Karel Macek, Karel Marik, Joseph Steven Majewski
  • Patent number: 9581085
    Abstract: Embodiments of hot streak alignment for gas turbine durability include structures and methods to align hot streaks with the leading edges of aligned first stage nozzle vanes in order to improve mixing of the hot streaks with cooling air at a stator nozzle of a first stage turbine and reduce usage of cooling air at first stage non-aligned stator nozzle vanes disposed adjacent to the aligned stator vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Bartz, Joseph Steven Bubnick, Scott Matthew Bush, Kevin Robert Feldmann, Robert Alan Frederick, Craig William Higgins
  • Patent number: 9556707
    Abstract: Certain aspects and features are directed to an electric subsurface safety valve including an integrated communications system that can be disposed in a wellbore. The electric subsurface safety valve can include a body adapted to be coupled to a cable, a communications system disposed in the body, and a closure mechanism. The body can be disposed within the wellbore. The communications system can include one or more transceiving devices and a processing device. The transceiving devices can communicate signals via the cable to a rig at the surface and can wirelessly communicate signals to target tool in the well system. The processing device can process signals received by the one or more transceiving devices for communication via the cable. The closure mechanism can be positioned in a passageway defined by the wellbore and can control a flow of fluid to through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: James Dan Vick, Jr., Bruce Edward Scott, Joseph Steven Grieco
  • Patent number: D793159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Outdoor Greatroom Company
    Inventors: Anthony Patrick Bombardo, Joseph Steven Shimek