Patents by Inventor Kenneth Cooper

Kenneth Cooper 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: 20200297970
    Abstract: A catheter, comprising: a drive cable having cylindrical opening extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis thereof; an imaging probe having an optical fiber arranged inside the drive cable and a distal optics assembly fixedly attached to the drive cable at the distal end thereof; a first radiopaque marker arranged at a distal end of the drive cable at a position distal and parallel to the distal optics assembly; and a second radiopaque marker arranged at a predetermined distance from the distal end of the drive cable at a position proximal to the distal optics assembly. The second radiopaque marker is arranged concentric or coaxially to the longitudinal axis in a space between the longitudinal axis and an outer surface of the drive cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Alan Hamm, Badr Elmaanaoui, Albert Harold Dunfee, Kenneth Cooper Lippencott, Jeffrey Yutien Chen
  • Patent number: 10697745
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an ammunition device or pellet suitable for use with gas fired guns, such as paintballing guns. The pellets have a body and a charge that are arranged as a single unit of formed as separate parts which are assembled for use. The body can be single use or reusable. The charge contains marking material and is a single-use portion arranged to be adjacent to the body. The charge has breakable outer shell for surrounding marking material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IFTF Holding Ltd
    Inventor: David Kenneth Cooper
  • Publication number: 20190025032
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an ammunition device or pellet suitable for use with gas fired guns, such as paintballing guns. The pellets have a body and a charge that are arranged as a single unit of formed as separate parts which are assembled for use. The body can be single use or reusable. The charge contains marking material and is a single-use portion arranged to be adjacent to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: David Kenneth COOPER
  • Patent number: 10010936
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more layers of un-melted metallic powder are disposed in an elongate gap between an upper horizontal surface of the support structure and a lower surface of the overhang geometry. The powder conducts heat from the overhang geometry to the support structure. The support structure acts as a heat sink to enhance heat transfer and reduce the temperature and severe thermal gradients due to poor thermal conductivity of metallic powders underneath the overhang. Because the support structure is minimally or not connected to the part, the support structure can be removed with minimal or no post-processing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabma, The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Yuag-Shan Chou, Kenneth Cooper
  • Patent number: 9767224
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more layers of un-melted metallic powder are disposed in an elongate gap between an upper horizontal surface of the support structure and a lower surface of the overhang geometry. The powder conducts heat from the overhang geometry to the support structure. The support structure acts as a heat sink to enhance heat transfer and reduce the temperature and severe thermal gradients due to poor thermal conductivity of metallic powders underneath the overhang. Because the support structure is not connected to the part, the support structure can be removed freely without any post-processing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama, The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Yuag-Shan Chou, Kenneth Cooper
  • Patent number: 9752961
    Abstract: A dual-purpose dynamometer assembly is disclosed including a dynamometer motor, a chassis dynamometer roll that can be driven by a vehicle wheel, and a powertrain dynamometer shaft that can be driven by a vehicle powertrain. A gearbox is disposed between and rotatably couples the dynamometer motor with the chassis dynamometer roll and the powertrain dynamometer shaft. At least one chamber wall defining a test chamber is disposed between the dynamometer motor on one side and the chassis dynamometer roll and the powertrain dynamometer shaft on the other side such that the dynamometer motor is disposed outside of the test chamber. There is at least one aperture penetrating the chamber wall through which the dynamometer motor is connected to the chassis dynamometer roll and the powertrain dynamometer shaft. Accordingly, the dynamometer motor is isolated from extreme temperatures within the test chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AVL TEST SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Cooper Barnes, Stephen Gibson
  • Patent number: 9686612
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for communicating between two or more drivers respectively controlling and/or managing different channels through which data is transferred between a wireless communication device and a computer system and/or between a controller of the computer system and an application of the computer system. Typically, at least one of the channels is configured to transmit time sensitive data (e.g., such as audio data) while another channel is configured to transmit time insensitive data (e.g., such as call control data). A device driver interface may be configured to provide a medium through which the two or more drivers can communicate. The techniques and/or systems find particular application with respect to Bluetooth headsets used in combination with a computer system comprising a system on chip architecture, but other applications are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yerrace, Yuk Lai Suen, John Bregar, Rian Chung, Kenneth Cooper
  • Publication number: 20170136539
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more layers of un-melted metallic powder are disposed in an elongate gap between an upper horizontal surface of the support structure and a lower surface of the overhang geometry. The powder conducts heat from the overhang geometry to the support structure. The support structure acts as a heat sink to enhance heat transfer and reduce the temperature and severe thermal gradients due to poor thermal conductivity of metallic powders underneath the overhang. Because the support structure is minimally or not connected to the part, the support structure can be removed with minimal or no post-processing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Yuag-Shan Chou, Kenneth Cooper
  • Publication number: 20150369702
    Abstract: A dual-purpose dynamometer assembly is disclosed including a dynamometer motor, a chassis dynamometer roll that can be driven by a vehicle wheel, and a powertrain dynamometer shaft that can be driven by a vehicle powertrain. A gearbox is disposed between and rotatably couples the dynamometer motor with the chassis dynamometer roll and the powertrain dynamometer shaft. At least one chamber wall defining a test chamber is disposed between the dynamometer motor on one side and the chassis dynamometer roll and the powertrain dynamometer shaft on the other side such that the dynamometer motor is disposed outside of the test chamber. There is at least one aperture penetrating the chamber wall through which the dynamometer motor is connected to the chassis dynamometer roll and the powertrain dynamometer shaft. Accordingly, the dynamometer motor is isolated from extreme temperatures within the test chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Cooper BARNES, Stephen GIBSON
  • Publication number: 20140335313
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing and fabricating contact-free support structures for overhang geometries of parts fabricated using electron beam additive manufacturing. One or more layers of un-melted metallic powder are disposed in an elongate gap between an upper horizontal surface of the support structure and a lower surface of the overhang geometry. The powder conducts heat from the overhang geometry to the support structure. The support structure acts as a heat sink to enhance heat transfer and reduce the temperature and severe thermal gradients due to poor thermal conductivity of metallic powders underneath the overhang. Because the support structure is not connected to the part, the support structure can be removed freely without any post-processing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Yuag-Shan Chou, Kenneth Cooper
  • Publication number: 20130064386
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for communicating between two or more drivers respectively controlling and/or managing different channels through which data is transferred between a wireless communication device and a computer system and/or between a controller of the computer system and an application of the computer system. Typically, at least one of the channels is configured to transmit time sensitive data (e.g., such as audio data) while another channel is configured to transmit time insensitive data (e.g., such as call control data). A device driver interface may be configured to provide a medium through which the two or more drivers can communicate. The techniques and/or systems find particular application with respect to Bluetooth headsets used in combination with a computer system comprising a system on chip architecture, but other applications are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Yerrace, Yuk Lai Suen, John Bregar, Rian Chung, Kenneth Cooper
  • Patent number: 8382633
    Abstract: A drive axle assembly comprises a carrier member having a trunnion outwardly extending from the carrier member, an output shaft axially outwardly extending from the carrier member, a differential assembly including a differential case supported for rotation within the carrier member and a side gear rotatably mounted about the output shaft, a clutch collar non-rotatably coupled thereto and configured to selectively drivingly engage the side gear, and an annular clutch actuator for axially moving the clutch collar between a first position and a second position. The clutch collar drivingly engages the side gear in power transmitting relationship in the first position, while the clutch collar is disengaged from the side gear in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Cooper, James Krisher
  • Publication number: 20120277051
    Abstract: A drive axle assembly comprises a carrier member having a trunnion outwardly extending from the carrier member, an output shaft axially outwardly extending from the carrier member, a differential assembly including a differential case supported for rotation within the carrier member and a side gear rotatably mounted about the output shaft, a clutch collar non-rotatably coupled thereto and configured to selectively drivingly engage the side gear, and an annular clutch actuator for axially moving the clutch collar between a first position and a second position. The clutch collar drivingly engages the side gear in power transmitting relationship in the first position, while the clutch collar is disengaged from the side gear in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Cooper, James Krisher
  • Publication number: 20100041506
    Abstract: A drive axle assembly comprises a carrier member having a trunnion outwardly extending from the carrier member, an output shaft axially outwardly extending from the carrier member, a differential assembly including a differential case supported for rotation within the carrier member and a side gear rotatably mounted about the output shaft, a clutch collar non-rotatably coupled thereto and configured to selectively drivingly engage the side gear, and an annular clutch actuator for axially moving the clutch collar between a first position and a second position. The clutch collar drivingly engages the side gear in power transmitting relationship in the first position, while the clutch collar is disengaged from the side gear in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth COOPER, James KRISHER
  • Patent number: 7467384
    Abstract: Data associated with a function instance corresponding to a resource on one computer system is published for use on another computer system. A function instance is created on the other computer system using the published data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K. Brubacher, Dale Alan Sather, John M. Gehlsen, Kenneth Cooper, Kosar Jaff, Gary P. Raden, Ralph Lipe, Roland Ayala, Shannon J. Chan
  • Patent number: 7417644
    Abstract: A framework for individually controlling the layout of display elements provides management of the layout automatically via pluggable policies. Control modules are dedicated to controlling the format of respective display elements. The control modules are organized into an ancestral hierarchy tree structure. Each parent control module specifies a policy object that manages the layout of its children, and provides measurement information to ancestor control modules. When an aspect of a control module changes that will affect its layout, it makes a single call which causes the framework to utilize the relevant layout managers to layout any affected control modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Cooper, Ted Andrew Peters
  • Patent number: 7294716
    Abstract: Synthetic methods for preparing isomerically pure N-arylsulfonyl derivatives of proton pump inhibitors which include a substituted benzimidazole nucleus are shown by the synthetic schemes and experimental description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Garst, Lloyd Jay Dolby, Shervin Esfandiari, Vivian Rose MacKenzie, Alfred Arthur Avey, Jr., David Charles Muchmore, Geoffrey Kenneth Cooper, Thomas C. Malone
  • Publication number: 20070234505
    Abstract: An upright vacuum cleaner is provided having a suction nozzle height adjustment arrangement controlled by a rotary mode control member located on the upper housing. The rotary mode control member controls a suction nozzle height adjustment motor and a rotary agitator drive disconnect arrangement. A wheel tensioner located on an idler arm is operatively connected to a cam on the suction nozzle height adjustment motor which tensions and de-tensions the agitator drive belt to control the rotary agitator. The rotary mode control member could have discrete settings for the various floor surfaces to be cleaned including bare floors and carpet of varying pile heights. Alternately, the rotary mode control member could be variable so that an infinite number of suction nozzle height settings can be selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Evan Gordon, Kenneth Cooper, Andrew Budd, Jack Stayer
  • Publication number: 20070170073
    Abstract: A method and program prevents a user from bypassing a limit placed on a specified operating life of a sensor by disconnecting and reconnecting the sensor. The present invention checks a characteristic of the sensor to see if the sensor is used prior to the connection of the sensor, and rejects the sensor if the sensor is determined to have been used before. The process of checking the characteristic of the sensor involves performing an Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) procedure and calculating an impedance value. The impedance value can be compared to various threshold values for a variety of purposes including the determination of age, condition, hydration, and stabilization of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lu Wang, Rajiv Shah, Kenneth Cooper, Richard Yoon, Helen Lee
  • Publication number: 20060212842
    Abstract: In order to allow for application development without requiring extensive graphical design by software developers or extensive software knowledge by graphical designers, applications are separated into a view and a model. Properties in the view and properties in the model are associated through data binding, for example, via a data binding engine. This association allows views to be defined declaratively. Transformations may be necessary to allow the data binding. The data binding allows the data and functionality in the model to be used via the UI as defined in the view. Automatically generated UI and command binding are also enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Gossman, Kenneth Cooper, Ted Peters, John Bronskill, DoRon Motter, Alan Gasperini, Charles Stoner, Patrick Mullen, Lutz Roeder