Patents by Inventor Kenneth J. Pereira

Kenneth J. Pereira 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: 10376351
    Abstract: The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. The first flap may further include a first portion, a second portion and a transition region. The first portion may be configured to be attached proximate a sacrum. The second portion may be configured to be attached to an anterior vaginal wall. The transition region lies between the first portion and the second portion. The second flap may be fabricated such that a portion of the second flap is configured to be attached to a posterior vaginal wall. The implant may be configured such that a value corresponding to a biomechanical parameter defining a biomechanical attribute of the portion of the first flap attaching to the anterior wall is different from a value of the biomechanical parameter defining the biomechanical attribute of the portion of the second flap attaching to the posterior wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, James M. Goddard, Michael S. H. Chu, Kenneth M. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8413390
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to telescoping mast assemblies (telescoping “towers”), polygonal sided masts for use in such assemblies, methods of fabricating polygonal sided masts, methods and apparatus for sequentially actuating and deactuating hold-down and locking mechanisms in telescoping towers, and such other aspects as will be understood from the present descriptions and drawings. Telescopic towers are usable for supporting and raising to a height any type of communications payload, including, for example, radio antennas, television antennas, any type of surveillance and/or sensor payloads, including, for example, microphones, cameras, flood lights, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: US Tower Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20090145056
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to telescoping mast assemblies (telescoping “towers”), polygonal sided masts for use in such assemblies, methods of fabricating polygonal sided masts, methods and apparatus for sequentially actuating and deactuating hold-down and locking mechanisms in telescoping towers, and such other aspects as will be understood from the present descriptions and drawings. Telescopic towers are usable for supporting and raising to a height any type of communications payload, including, for example, radio antennas, television antennas, any type of surveillance and/or sensor payloads, including, for example, microphones, cameras, flood lights, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: US Tower Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Patent number: 5615855
    Abstract: In an integrated telescoping mast-payload assembly, the payload forms the top telescoping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Tri-Ex Tower Corporation
    Inventors: Edward A. Marue, Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Patent number: 5593129
    Abstract: A telescoping multi-sectional mast in which the upper sections are extended and retracted in a controlled predetermined sequence and in which each section, when fully extended, is automatically and positively locked to the next lower section.The improved locking system includes a lock projection-lock engagement pair, one of the pair being carried on the outer surface of each of the upper sections of the mast and the other of the pair being carried on the upper ends of each of the intermediate sections. A lock actuator stud is carried on the upper end of each of the intermediate and bottom sections. This pair cooperates to operatively lock together in response to disengagement with the actuator stud carried on the next lower mast section, to restrain relative vertical movement between an upper section which is fully extended from the next lower section. The pair unlocks in response to engagement with the actuator stud carried by the next lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Tri-Ex Tower Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Adams, Gene R. Butler, Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Patent number: 5163650
    Abstract: A telescoping multi-sectional mast in which the upper sections are extended and retracted in a controlled predetermined sequence an in which each section, when fully extended, is automatically and positively locked to the next lower section. The improved locking system includes a lock bar near the lower end of each lower section, a locking assembly on the upper end of each intermediate section and a lock actuator stud on the upper ends of each of the intermediate and bottom sections. The lock assembly includes an inwardly projecting collar, and rotatable disk having a locking projection segment formed on its periphery, a toggle responsive to vertical movement of the lock bar and stop actuated by the toggle for controlling rotation of the lock disk. The lock actuator stud and lock disk have mating engageable cam surfaces to cause and control rotation of the disk in response to vertical movement of each upper section relative to the next lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Tri-Ex Tower Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Adams, Gene R. Butler, Kenneth J. Pereira
  • Patent number: RE37559
    Abstract: In an integrated telescoping mast-payload assembly, the payload forms the top telescoping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Inventors: Edward A. Marue, Kenneth J. Pereira