Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Alley

Kenneth A. Alley 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: 10492955
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20190117452
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 10219948
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20170239087
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 9220278
    Abstract: A Flatbread Dinner Ware apparatus to serve flatbreads tortillas including features to assists the consumer in properly filling folding and wrapping flatbreads by forming a recessed center cavity, creating and controlling fold lines and fold line creases that forms maintains and controls the shape of a flatbread tortilla as it is being assembled. The folding apparatus converts the shape of a flatbread tortilla by providing a plate like tool-template that controls each end section, and the top and bottom sections (folds) of a flatbread tortilla as it is being assembled (wrapped). The tortilla wrapper apparatus also provides a pocket to determine the proper amount of foodstuff to be placed into the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20140087041
    Abstract: A Flatbread Dinner Ware apparatus to serve flatbreads tortillas including features to assists the consumer in properly filling folding and wrapping flatbreads by forming a recessed center cavity, creating and controlling fold lines and fold line creases that forms maintains and controls the shape of a flatbread tortilla as it is being assembled. The folding apparatus converts the shape of a flatbread tortilla by providing a plate like tool-template that controls each end section, and the top and bottom sections (folds) of a flatbread tortilla as it is being assembled (wrapped). The tortilla wrapper apparatus also provides a pocket to determine the proper amount of foodstuff to be placed into the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20120108412
    Abstract: A folding apparatus controls the irregular corners and over all shape of a fitted bed sheet thus, enabling a fitted bed sheet to be neatly folded. The folding apparatus converts the irregular shape of a fitted sheet by providing a tool-template that controls each irregular corner section of the fitted sheet and by spooning each rounded corner of a fitted sheet onto one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley
  • Patent number: 7823756
    Abstract: A container using a flexible membrane integrated into the throat or egress passageway of a bottle. The membrane forms a portion of the passageway's sidewall. The membrane flexes inward when an external force is applied causing the inner walls of the passageway to frictionally mate together and restrict the flow of a fluid or non-fluid through the passageway and flexes outward when the force is removed allowing the inner walls of the passageway to move away from one another and allow the flow of the fluid through the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley
  • Publication number: 20080025877
    Abstract: A specimen collection and testing unit is provided for use in the collection, exact volume extraction and delivery of said exact volume for testing with a reagent. The specimen collector may include a scoop/mechanism having a flexible head that flips from a concave shape (for scooping specimen) to a convex shape to ensure the exact amount of specimen is being treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20070276523
    Abstract: A communication system having a primary communication device and a wireless headset. The primary communication device could be a cellular telephone and has an integrated electro-mechanical interface for sharing certain circuits common to both the cell phone and the headset, e.g., a battery charging system, an LCD for conveying status information, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20070255634
    Abstract: A fee-tax manager which provides a fee-tax administrator module which provides a hierarchical structure of a plurality of fee-tax modules which function to couple one or a plurality of fee-tax identifiers to each one of a plurality of fee-taxes of a plurality of fee-tax entities for retrievable storage by matched correspondence with fee-tax retrieval elements which comprise part of a fee-tax inquiry generated by the functionalities of a plurality of fee-tax retrieval modules of a fee-tax user module of the fee-tax manager application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20070164057
    Abstract: A container using a flexible membrane integrated into the throat or egress passageway of a bottle. The membrane forms a portion of the passageway's sidewall. The membrane flexes inward when an external force is applied causing the inner walls of the passageway to frictionally mate together and restrict the flow of a fluid or non-fluid through the passageway and flexes outward when the force is removed allowing the inner walls of the passageway to move away from one another and allow the flow of the fluid through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Patent number: 7222547
    Abstract: An apparatus for testing a specimen. The apparatus having means for withdrawing a small sample of the specimen thereby preventing the potential contamination of the majority of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley
  • Patent number: 7029627
    Abstract: A multiple-chamber container for sampling, storing and preserving for later testing a sample. A swab having a foam tip is used to collect a sample (the sample must have some liquid component, e.g., saliva, urine, blood, etc.). After the foam tip is used to collect a specimen, the swab is inserted into the container where the foam tip is compressed and a portion of the specimen that was sampled is diverted into each chamber. The swab is locked into the container thereby sealing the specimen inside. At least one test strip is positioned inside one of the chambers to test the sample. The sample in the other chamber(s) are separated and can be stored for a period of time. A preservative may be used to help keep the specimen during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley
  • Publication number: 20050109726
    Abstract: A single-piece closure for a container having an inner cap substantially concentrically located with a larger diameter outer cap, and a relatively thin flexible membrane sandwiched between the caps so that the outer cap can move relative to the inner cap. The container has an opening with threads located closest to the opening and a ring with a sawblade-like periphery located proximate the threads. The inner cap has a skirt with mating threads on the interior surface of the skirt. The treads on the inner cap's skirt mate with the treads on the container so that the cap can seal the opening on the container. The outer cap also has a skirt with a plurality of engagement means on the inner surface of the outer cap's skirt that are designed to cooperate with the sawblade ring on the container. The closure is applied to the container by twisting it onto the container so that the threads of the inner cap mate with the threads of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20050067441
    Abstract: A valve using a flexible membrane integrated into the throat or passageway. The membrane forms a portion of the passageway's sidewall. The membrane is designed to collapse against another portion of the sidewall to restrict flow of product through the passageway, when it is in one position (i.e., its open position) the flexible membrane forms an inconspicuous part of the sidewall (as far as product moving through the passageway) and product can pass through the passageway freely, when it is in a second position (i.e., its closed position), the flexible membrane is collapsed against a rigid or non-movable portion of the sidewall thereby preventing flow of the product through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20050003759
    Abstract: The aforementioned claims are intended to be general in nature and discuss principles on which this invention is based (and which this petition attempts to secure as original); no attempt to fix specific parameters (such as carrier frequencies or modulation schemes, to cite a non-exhaustive example) is made herein. Although the current petition may describe a preferred embodiment of the ACD, that should not be construed as an exhaustive description of implementation of the aforementioned principles. Those skilled in the art should be able to utilize accepted practices and construct said devices utilizing the principles detailed herein in more than one ways. The present invention utilizes multiple frequencies and wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth Alley
  • Publication number: 20040228767
    Abstract: An apparatus for testing a specimen. The apparatus having means for withdrawing a small sample of the specimen thereby preventing the potential contamination of the majority of the specimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley
  • Publication number: 20040179694
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a safety apparatus that monitors sounds in the ambient space and automatically adjusts and controls the sound output of an audio device to a predetermined level. Alternatively, the safety apparatus can provide a visual or tactile warning to the user depending on the type of input/sound detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley
  • Publication number: 20040177848
    Abstract: An inhaler (drug delivery system) that incorporates more than one drug storage chamber and provides the means to dispense a controlled dose of more than a single drug during or/in a single inhalation activity/event. The present invention also provides an improved drug dosing control mechanism and air flow evacuation system that has the means to isolate each individual drug during delivery and is user-friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Alley