Patents by Inventor Kenneth Brown

Kenneth Brown 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: 20180305910
    Abstract: A bath waste and overflow drain system of the present disclosure may comprise both drain and overflow assemblies. The drain assembly generally includes a drain elbow, drain gasket, drain spud, drain trim, and drain stopper. The drain trim may possess weep channels that urge stagnated water from a periphery of the drain spud and into the drain. The overflow assembly generally includes an overflow elbow, overflow gasket, retaining nut, and overflow faceplate. The overflow faceplate may have bayonet channels that engage with a protrusion of the overflow elbow so as to accommodate variances in tub design when effecting an installation. The system according to an embodiment may also comprise test plugs of the overflow and drain varieties which are, together, operable to permit pressure-related tests of the system prior to completing an installation. The overflow and drain test plugs are simple to manipulate and install/remove with quick-engaging, complementary locking features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Shawn Heipp, Kenneth Brown, Douglas Buchan, Joshua Funk, Aaron Lorkowski, Kai Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180296874
    Abstract: An adjustable weight lifting bench includes a frame, a seat pad, and a back pad. The back pad is pivotably coupled to the frame about a first pivot axis and angularly adjustable between a plurality of user-selectable incline and decline positions. A hydraulic mechanism supports the back pad in the incline and decline positions. A movable operating lever operably coupled to the hydraulic mechanism operates to change the mechanism between an activated condition in which the back pad is movable and a deactivated condition in which the back pad locks into a selected one of the positions. When the mechanism is in activated condition, applying pressure against the back pad the lowers the back pad and removing the pressure raises the back pad. In one embodiment, the mechanism automatically raises the back pad when the pressure is removed and the mechanism is in the deactivated condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: David Vorozilchak, James J. Lennox, Kenneth Brown, Philip Matthew Hunt
  • Publication number: 20180289760
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application provides an herbal supplement and method for treating bloating, constipation and/or weight gain in a human subject comprising orally administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of the herbal supplement comprising a red quebracho extract. In other embodiments, the supplement may additionally include a triterpenoid saponin, an anti-spasmodic agent, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth BROWN, Brandi M. Scott
  • Patent number: 10092431
    Abstract: A stent delivery system can include a core member, an introducer sheath, and a microcatheter. The core member can have a first section and a second section distal to the first section. The second section can have a bending stiffness per unit length that is less than a bending stiffness per unit length of the first section. The introducer sheath can have a lumen configured to receive the core member therethrough. The introducer sheath can have a length of at least about 80 cm. The microcatheter can have a lumen and a proximal end configured to interface with a distal end of the introducer sheath for delivering the core member into the microcatheter lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Michael L. Losordo, Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20180283576
    Abstract: A system of supply valves according to the present invention may include a first and second supply valve, each of which is connectable to a terminal end of a water supply line so as to provide direct access to the water supply. The system may be disposed within a modular plumbing supply box, and the valves may be spaced from one another by a reduced separation, X1. Each supply valve of the system may further include a top portion and bottom portion that are interconnectable and which form a water-proof seal therebetween. The top portion may comprise ridges that cooperate with channels of the bottom portion when the two portions are interconnected to form passageways. The top and bottom portions may be positionally and rotationally locked to one another, for example, using a wireform clip and inserting legs of the wireform clip through the passageways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Kai Zhang, Aaron Lorkowski, Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20180274213
    Abstract: A system of modular boxes as shown and described can be interconnected directly to one another via connectors that are integrally molded with the sidewalls of the boxes. The connectors of the boxes may include fastener receiving apertures for receiving a stud-mounting fastener therethrough. The connectors are thin and flexible, such that insertion and forcible tightening of a fastener through the aperture will cause a compressive force to be exerted between the interconnected boxes to maintain their spatial relationship and to maintain their interconnection. A further feature of the modular boxes of the system are anti-rotation members and receivers that are integrally molded to the side walls of the boxes. The anti-rotation members and receivers interact with one another at the point of connection between the boxes to prevent the boxes from flexing, rotating, or otherwise moving with respect to one another post-installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth Brown, Aaron Lorkowski
  • Patent number: 10071290
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club head, includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearwardly from the face. The body has an impact-influencing structure positioned adjacent at least one peripheral edge of the face. A majority of a force generated by impact with a ball is absorbed by the impact-influencing structure, and a majority of a response force generated by the head upon impact with the ball is generated by the impact-influencing structure. The face may have increased stiffness as compared to existing faces, and may include a stiffening structure to create the increased stiffness. In one embodiment, the face may have a stiffness proximate the geometric center that is from about 46,000 to 56,000 lb-in2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boyd, Eric Larson, Kenneth Brown, Martin Brouillette
  • Patent number: 10071276
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder assembly for operating a weight lifting bench and other equipment. The hydraulic cylinder assembly comprises a hydraulic cylinder containing a hydraulic fluid, an accumulator containing a pressurized compressible fluid, and a flow control valve assembly interposed in a flow path therebetween. The flow control valve includes an axially reciprocating piston defining a flow control orifice and an axially movable plunger received in the orifice. Movement of the plunger operates to engage and open a ball check valve which in turn opens the flow path allowing hydraulic fluid to flow from the hydraulic cylinder to the accumulator. The working end may be stepped and positionable between first and second axial positions relative to the orifice to define first and second flow areas via movement of the plunger. Reciprocating movement of the piston opens and closes the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: David Vorozilchak, James J. Lennox, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 10052185
    Abstract: A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration. The thrombectomy device can include an arcuate marker-mounting projection attached to a portion of the thrombectomy device configured to contact a thrombus. A marker can be coupled to, and extending around, the arcuate marker-mounting projection with the marker and the arcuate marker-mounting projection contacting each other at three discrete locations. A method for engaging a thrombus can include advancing a thrombectomy device to a location radially adjacent to a thrombus in a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Evan Epstein, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 10022413
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application provides an herbal supplement and method for treating bloating, constipation and/or weight gain in a human subject comprising orally administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of the herbal supplement comprising a red quebracho extract. In other embodiments, the supplement may additionally include a triterpenoid saponin, an anti-spasmodic agent, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KBS RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Brown, Brandi M. Scott
  • Publication number: 20180124560
    Abstract: A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. The at least one notification program is programmed to receive data indicative of an access control request and to receive data descriptive of the access control request. Additionally, the at least one notification program is further programmed to display a notification indicative of the access control request and comprising an explanation of the access control request based on the received descriptive data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle BENDER, Michael Grant KIRKUP, Michael Kenneth BROWN, Radu Alexandru MANEA, Brian Alexander ZUBERT
  • Patent number: 9848292
    Abstract: A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. The at least one notification program is programmed to receive data indicative of an access control request and to receive data descriptive of the access control request. Additionally, the at least one notification program is further programmed to display a notification indicative of the access control request and comprising an explanation of the access control request based on the received descriptive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle Bender, Michael Grant Kirkup, Michael Kenneth Brown, Radu Alexandru Manea, Brian Alexander Zubert
  • Publication number: 20170325980
    Abstract: A stent delivery system can include a core member, first and second restraints, and a stent engagement component. The core member can have a distal segment. The first and second restraints can be coupled to the core member distal segment and axially spaced apart from each other to provide an axial gap. The first and second restraints can each have an outer profile that tapers radially inwardly in directions away from the gap. The stent engagement component can be at least partially disposed in the axial gap between the first and second restraints such that the component is slidably and rotatably coupled to the core member distal segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Brown, Ghislain Sema, Michael Losordo, Evan Epstein, Gabriel Newell, Andy Huynh, Lawrence Farhat
  • Publication number: 20170304818
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems, and methods for sorting a particle based on a characteristic of a particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Brown, Robert Clark, Alexa Harter, Kellie McConnell, Brian McMahon, Christine K. Payne, Gang Shu, Curtis Volin
  • Patent number: 9800411
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a secret generator is used in an elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) scheme. In some aspects, an elliptic curve subgroup is specified by a public generator of an ECC system, and the secret generator is an element of the elliptic curve subgroup. In some instances, the secret generator is used to generate an ECC key pair that includes a public key and a private key, and the private key is used to generate a digital signature based on a message. In some instances, the public key and the secret generator are used to verify the digital signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ISARA Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Gustav Michael Gutoski, Marinus Struik, Atsushi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9794249
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a digital certificate can be used with multiple cryptography systems (“cryptosystems”). In some cases, the digital certificate includes a public key field, which contains a first public key of an entity. The first public key of the entity is associated with a first cryptosystem. The digital certificate includes a signature value field, which contains a first digital signature of a certificate authority. The first digital signature is associated with the first cryptosystem. The digital certificate includes an extension. The extension contains a second public key of the entity, a second digital signature of the certificate authority or both. The second public key is associated with a second cryptosystem, and the second digital signature is associated with the second cryptosystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ISARA Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Truskovsky, Atsushi Yamada, Michael Kenneth Brown, Gustav Michael Gutoski
  • Publication number: 20170295151
    Abstract: A system, apparatuses and methods are provided to download and process data and other content streamed over a wide area network using one or more dynamically fetched, material specific, data handlers (e.g., download assistants). A download assistant fetches a data stream from a remote location and processes the streamed data iteratively using buffers and multi-threaded processes through the decoder (e.g., codec), allowing source material-specific processing of the data as it is streamed from one or more download sources as well as content-indifferent and platform-indifferent decoding. To minimize versioning issues, payload construction for secure delivery is simplified to packing and encrypting a directory tree containing any number of files or other digital media into an archive and, when needed, dividing a payload into multiple files or archives with a descriptor that lists the archives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: David ALDIS, Kenneth BROWN, Andrew GALLANT
  • Patent number: 9768955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional security for data being transmitted across a wireless connection that has been established using a known wireless protocol (e.g. Bluetooth) are described. An encryption key is exchanged between a computing device (e.g. a mobile device) and a wireless peripheral device (e.g. a keyboard, a printer). In some embodiments, the encryption key is generated at one of the two devices. Data associated with the encryption key is output at the one device, which can be input by the user at the other device. The encryption key is then recovered at the other device from the input, thereby completing the key exchange. The encryption key can then be used to encrypt and decrypt data transmitted over the established wireless connection, providing additional security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Grant Kirkup, Michael Kenneth Brown, Michael Stephen Brown
  • Patent number: 9762691
    Abstract: In a system with a policy server, a first device able to communicate with the policy server and a second device able to communicate with the first device and unable to communicate with the policy server, the first device is to act as a policy proxy. The policy server may push to the first device a policy for the second device, and the first device may push the policy to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Neil Patrick Adams, Herbert Anthony Little
  • Publication number: 20170231646
    Abstract: A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration. The thrombectomy device can include an arcuate marker-mounting projection attached to a portion of the thrombectomy device configured to contact a thrombus. A marker can be coupled to, and extending around, the arcuate marker-mounting projection with the marker and the arcuate marker-mounting projection contacting each other at three discrete locations. A method for engaging a thrombus can include advancing a thrombectomy device to a location radially adjacent to a thrombus in a blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Evan Epstein, Kenneth Brown