Patents by Inventor Kenneth Burke

Kenneth Burke 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: 10320015
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with fuel cell power management. According to one embodiment, a fuel cell stack includes a plurality of fuel cells producing electric potentials. An electric potential of a fuel cell is measured as a fuel cell voltage. The fuel cell stack further includes a plurality of connection points including a ground, a first connection point, and a second connection point. The first connection point draws a first voltage based on combined fuel cell voltages of a first set of fuel cells of the plurality of fuel cells. The second connection point draws a second voltage based on the combined fuel cell voltages of a second set of fuel cells of the plurality of fuel cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190167919
    Abstract: A flow sensor is provided to enable volumetric dose data to be acquired automatically by sampling flow rates of insulin measured by a flow sensor exposed to a flow manifold though which the insulin flows. The flow sensor preferably connects to a standard insulin pen on one end, and to a standard pen needle on the other end. Particular geometries and algorithms are utilized to accommodate the unique requirements of insulin flow determination during an injection event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Andrew Burke, Peter Costello, Kenneth Focht, Francis L. Ross
  • Patent number: 8918630
    Abstract: Controlling a boot operation form an alternate operating system by pressing a single predetermined key or simultaneously pressing a set of unique keys on the keyboard which causes the computer system to reboot using the operating system on an attached drive to be booted. The user can recover operational use of their computer system when the internal system drive suffers a software application or operating system failure. An attached storage device containing a bootable operating system, an application program in the host computer that can detect the pressing of a single or set of unique keys on the keyboard which will then cause the application to process boot files and force a reboot of the operating system with the attached storage device as the boot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: CMS Products Inc
    Inventors: Gary Streuter, Randell Deetz, Kenneth Burke
  • Patent number: 8762699
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for allowing a user to boot to an alternate operating system by pressing a single button on an externally attached storage device with a push button. The invention helps a user recover operational use of his computer system when the internal system drive suffers a software application or operating system failure. The invention consists of an attached storage device with a push button and supporting electronics capable of formatting and transmitting a recognizable data packet to the host computer and an application program in the host computer that can receive the data packet, process boot files, and force a reboot of the operating system with the attached storage device as the boot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: CMS Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Streuter, Randall Deetz, Kenneth Burke
  • Publication number: 20140129785
    Abstract: Secure erase of files and unallocated sectors on storage media such that any previous data is non-recoverable. The database contains sets of data patterns used to overwrite the data on different physical media. The software programs manage the overwriting process automatically when a file has been deleted. When de-allocated sectors in the file system are pruned from a file or escaped the file deletion process also finds them. Data will never be found on deleted sectors or on pruned sectors is overwritten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: CMS PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Randell Deetz, Gary William Streuter, Kenneth Burke, James Sedin
  • Patent number: 8627020
    Abstract: Secure erase of files and unallocated sectors on storage media such that any previous data is non-recoverable. The database contains sets of data patterns used to overwrite the data on different physical media. The software programs manage the overwriting process automatically when a file has been deleted. When de-allocated sectors in the file system are pruned from a file or escaped the file deletion process also finds them. Data will never be found on deleted sectors or on pruned sectors is overwritten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: CMS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randell Deetz, Gary William Streuter, Kenneth Burke, James Sedin
  • Patent number: 8549273
    Abstract: A backup system on an external bootable personal computer drive that presents a unique and specific wall paper display on the computer monitor when the operating system residing on the drive is booted when the drive is externally attached to the computer system. The invention is used to make it obvious to the user that the original system drive has been replaced by a cloned or imaged drive. The invention consists of a software program and a graphics file. The software program recognizes the case where the drive it resides on has been booted over an external bus and when that event occurs the software program substitutes a specific graphic file for the normal wall paper file used to display the background on the computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: CMS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randell Deetz, Gary William Streuter, Kenneth Burke, James Sedin
  • Publication number: 20120300331
    Abstract: Secure erase of files and unallocated sectors on storage media such that any previous data is non-recoverable. The database contains sets of data patterns used to overwrite the data on different physical media. The software programs manage the overwriting process automatically when a file has been deleted. When de-allocated sectors in the file system are pruned from a file or escaped the file deletion process also finds them. Data will never be found on deleted sectors or on pruned sectors is overwritten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: CMS PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Randell Deetz, Gary William Streuter, Kenneth Burke, James Sedin
  • Publication number: 20120232587
    Abstract: A wound closure system comprises a forceps including first and second legs adapted to close into a proximate position in response to a squeezing force applied to the forceps. The forceps also includes a ratchet strip connected to the second leg and passing through an opening in the first leg. The lower edge of the opening is formed as a ratchet pawl for engaging the ratchet strip, thereby providing a ratchet mechanism. Engaging the ratchet mechanism maintains the proximate position of the forceps; rotation of the ratchet strip about the hinge causes it to move upward, thereby disengaging the ratchet mechanism. The forceps may also include a safety latch connected to the first leg by a hinge. Rotation of the safety latch about the hinge inserts a portion of the safety latch into the opening to contact the ratchet strip and thereby prevent disengaging of the ratchet mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Burke, Gary Baler
  • Patent number: 8234462
    Abstract: Secure erase of files and unallocated sectors on storage media such that any previous data is non-recoverable. The database contains sets of data patterns used to overwrite the data on different physical media. The software programs manage the overwriting process automatically when a file has been deleted. When de-allocated sectors in the file system are pruned from a file or escaped the file deletion process also finds them. Data will never be found on deleted sectors or on pruned sectors is overwritten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: CMS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Randell Deetz, Gary William Streuter, Kenneth Burke, James Siden
  • Patent number: 8229579
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Brian Mackay, Mark Johnson, Scott Volk, Kenneth A. Burke, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Steven Dardinski
  • Patent number: 8225271
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Brian Mackay, Mark Johnson, Scott Volk, Kenneth A. Burke, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Steven Dardinski
  • Patent number: 8197506
    Abstract: A wound (50) is closed using a first adhesive shoe (10) adhesively affixed adjacent to a first edge (51) of the wound, a second adhesive shoe (20) adhesively affixed adjacent to a second opposite edge (52) of the wound, a forceps device (100) comprising a first leg (101) adapted to couple with the first adhesive shoe and a second leg (102) adapted to couple with the second adhesive shoe; and a locking mechanism (150) adapted to draw the first and second forcep legs together and hold legs in the desired closed position after they are drawn together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Burke, Gary Baier
  • Patent number: 8163243
    Abstract: The system that operates in a zero gravity environment and has an integral ozone generating capability is disclosed. The system contributes to the control of metabolic water vapors in the air, and also provided disinfection of any resulting condensate within the system, as well as disinfection of the air stream that flows throughout the disclosed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20120030183
    Abstract: Secure erase of files and unallocated sectors on storage media such that any previous data is non-recoverable. The database contains sets of data patterns used to overwrite the data on different physical media. The software programs manage the overwriting process automatically when a file has been deleted. When de-allocated sectors in the file system are pruned from a file or escaped the file deletion process also finds them. Data will never be found on deleted sectors or on pruned sectors is overwritten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: CMS PRODUCTS INC
    Inventors: Randell Deetz, Gary William Streuter, Kenneth Burke, James Sedin
  • Patent number: 8060222
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Brian Mackay, Mark Johnson, Scott Volk, Kenneth A. Burke, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Steven Dardinski
  • Patent number: 8060862
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Kenneth A. Burke, Scott Volk, Mark Johnson, Brian MacKay, Steven Dardinski
  • Patent number: 8056056
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Kenneth A. Burke, Scott Volk, Mark Johnson, Brian MacKay, Steven Dardinski
  • Patent number: 8028272
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Brian Mackay, Mark Johnson, Scott Volk, Kenneth A. Burke, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Steven Dardinski
  • Patent number: 8028275
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring process, environmental, industrial and other control systems generate and/or utilize models representing configurations of control systems and/or the systems controlled by them. Records of changes to the models or the configurations represented by them are maintained, thereby, for example, providing bases for determining current states, prior states and histories of changes. Objects in the model have characteristics, such as an object type characteristic and an area characteristic. Users can have corresponding permissions. A security mechanism apparatus controls access by users to the objects. Composite objects are defined by definition objects and are displayed in encapsulated or expanded formats. Objects can include an edit control type identifier that determines how they are presented for editing. Functionality responds to user commands by transferring characteristics of a first object depicted by the graphical user interface to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Eldridge, Brian Mackay, Mark Johnson, Scott Volk, Kenneth A. Burke, Paul Meskonis, Robert Hall, Steven Dardinski