Patents by Inventor Kenneth Kuhn

Kenneth Kuhn 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: 20210020047
    Abstract: A computing system computes a timing interval between high-capacity vehicles (HCVs) for each HCV corridor within a geographic region to control rates of HCVs entering and exiting each of the HCV corridors. For each of the HCV corridors, the computing system schedules a first HCV to provide a transport service along the corridor beginning at a first starting time, transmits first schedule data for the corridor to the first HCV, schedules a second HCV to provide the transport service along the corridor beginning at a second starting time after the first starting time according to the timing interval for the corridor, and transmits second schedule data for the corridor to the second HCV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Kuhn, Eoin O'Mahony, Miraj Ramhematpura, Mustafa Sahin, Lior Seeman, Philippe Sekine, Vishnu Srinivasan Sundaresan, Meisam Vosoughpour, Danhua Guo, Robert Paine
  • Publication number: 20200393256
    Abstract: A computing system can detect high capacity vehicles (HCVs) coming online to provide transport services. The computing system monitors transport demand for HCV corridors throughout a geographic region. Each HCV corridor comprises a plurality of possible rendezvous locations and a plurality of possible routes that can be traveled by individual HCVs through the HCV corridor, as opposed to having fixed routes with fixed stops. The computing system can determine a schedule for each HCV corridor, and monitor supply flow of HCVs traveling through each HCV corridor. Based on (i) the transport demand, (ii) the schedule, and (iii) the supply flow of the HCVs for each of the HCV corridors, the computing system can match the HCV with a specified HCV corridor, and transmit match data indicating a start zone of the matching HCV corridor to the computing device of the HCV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mustafa Sahin, Vishnu Sundaresan, Meisam Vosoughpour, Kenneth Kuhn, Miraj Rahematpura, Danhua Guo, Eoin O'Mahony, Lior Seeman, Denny Tse-Wei Tsai, Philippe Sekine
  • Publication number: 20200356911
    Abstract: A computing system can assign a transport request to a high capacity vehicle (HCV) corridor of a plurality of HCV corridors, where the HCV corridor is associated with a plurality of possible rendezvous locations and a plurality of possible routes that can be traveled by individual HCVs. The computing system can determine, from the transport request of the requesting user, an optimal pick-up location from the plurality of possible rendezvous locations of the HCV corridor for an HCV to rendezvous with the requesting user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Mustafa Sahin, Vishnu Sundaresan, Meisam Vosoughpour, Kenneth Kuhn, Miraj Rahematpura, Li Li, Yang Zhao, Danhua Guo, Eoin O'Mahony, Lior Seeman, Jasim Mohammed, Denny Tse-Wei Tsai, Philippe Sekine
  • Patent number: 10417747
    Abstract: Some embodiments include determining a value of an identified pixel of a plurality of pixels of an image from a detector; determining a noise value based on the value of the identified pixel and the detector; determining a range based on the noise value and the value of the identified pixel; comparing the range and a value of at least one pixel of the pixels other than the identified pixel; and adjusting the value of the identified pixel in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Varex Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Arundhuti Ganguly, Ivan P Mollov, Carlo Tognina, Maxwell J. Allen, Paul Kenneth Kuhn, Gregg Hawkes
  • Publication number: 20190156462
    Abstract: Some embodiments include determining a value of an identified pixel of a plurality of pixels of an image from a detector; determining a noise value based on the value of the identified pixel and the detector; determining a range based on the noise value and the value of the identified pixel; comparing the range and a value of at least one pixel of the pixels other than the identified pixel; and adjusting the value of the identified pixel in response to the comparison
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Varex Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Arundhuti Ganguly, Ivan P. Mollov, Carlo Tognina, Maxwell J. Allen, Paul Kenneth Kuhn, Gregg Hawkes
  • Patent number: 8375685
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus is used with a group of bales. The group of bales is gripped with a bale handling apparatus. A flexible strip is positioned around the group of bales. The group of bales is then moved while the group of bales is gripped by the bale handling apparatus and while the flexible strip extends around the group of bales. The flexible strip is positioned relative to the group of bales by a positioning member which is connected with the bale handling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth Kuhns
  • Publication number: 20120141986
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of detecting multiple nucleic acid sequences using multiplex substrate elements, each having predetermined sets of independent probes, and using mistures of distinguishably labeled nucleotides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Kuhn, Timothy K. McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20110214393
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus is used with a group of bales. The group of bales is gripped with a bale handling apparatus. A flexible strip is positioned around the group of bales. The group of bales is then moved while the group of bales is gripped by the bale handling apparatus and while the flexible strip extends around the group of bales. The flexible strip is positioned relative to the group of bales by a positioning member which is connected with the bale handling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: KENNETH KUHNS
  • Patent number: 7958695
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus is used with a group of bales. The group of bales is gripped with a bale handling apparatus. A flexible strip is positioned around the group of bales. The group of bales is then moved while the group of bales is gripped by the bale handling apparatus and while the flexible strip extends around the group of bales. The flexible strip is positioned relative to the group of bales by a positioning member which is connected with the bale handling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth Kuhns
  • Publication number: 20100257817
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus is used with a group of bales. The group of bales is gripped with a bale handling apparatus. A flexible strip is positioned around the group of bales. The group of bales is then moved while the group of bales is gripped by the bale handling apparatus and while the flexible strip extends around the group of bales. The flexible strip is positioned relative to the group of bales by a positioning member which is connected with the bale handling apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: KENNETH KUHNS
  • Patent number: 7711406
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detecting an electromagnetic field in an imaging system including emitting an electromagnetic field with an electromagnetic transmitter, sensing an electromagnetic field with an imaging system detector, and reading a field image from the detector based at least in part on the electromagnetic field. The imaging system detector is capable of reading an object image and a field image. The detector may be an amorphous silicon flat panel x-ray detector. The electromagnetic transmitter may be used in surgical navigation. The position of a surgical device, instrument, and/or tool may be determined based in part on the field image. The detector may be coordinated to acquire the field image when the electromagnetic transmitter is emitting an electromagnetic field. The detector may be coordinated to acquire the object image when the electromagnetic transmitter is not emitting an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Kuhn, Peter Traneus Anderson, John Robert Lamberty
  • Publication number: 20100069741
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for detecting an electromagnetic field in an imaging system including emitting an electromagnetic field with an electromagnetic transmitter, sensing an electromagnetic field with an imaging system detector, and reading a field image from the detector based at least in part on the electromagnetic field. The imaging system detector is capable of reading an object image and a field image. The detector may be an amorphous silicon flat panel x-ray detector. The electromagnetic transmitter may be used in surgical navigation. The position of a surgical device, instrument, and/or tool may be determined based in part on the field image. The detector may be coordinated to acquire the field image when the electromagnetic transmitter is emitting an electromagnetic field. The detector may be coordinated to acquire the object image when the electromagnetic transmitter is not emitting an electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Kuhn, Peter Traneus Anderson, John Robert Lamberty
  • Patent number: 7275904
    Abstract: A bale accumulator is utilized to deposit bales in groups in a field. The bale accumulator includes a chute along which bales move to an upper end portion of an accumulator ramp assembly. The accumulator ramp assembly slopes downward away from the chute. The chute may rotate the bales through a quarter turn. The accumulator ramp assembly includes a plurality of guides which form compartments in which bales are accumulated. A plurality of diverter gates are operable to direct bales into each of the compartments as the bales slide along an upper side of the ramp. An exit gate is operable to an open condition to enable bales accumulated in the compartments to move along an upper side of the exit gate and be deposited in a group in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Kenneth Kuhns
  • Publication number: 20040223833
    Abstract: A bale accumulator is utilized to deposit bales in groups in a field. The bale accumulator includes a chute along which bales move to an upper end portion of an accumulator ramp assembly. The accumulator ramp assembly slopes downward away from the chute. The chute may rotate the bales through a quarter turn. The accumulator ramp assembly includes a plurality of guides which form compartments in which bales are accumulated. A plurality of diverter gates are operable to direct bales into each of the compartments as the bales slide along an upper side of the ramp. An exit gate is operable to an open condition to enable bales accumulated in the compartments to move along an upper side of the exit gate and be deposited in a group in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth Kuhns
  • Patent number: 6640654
    Abstract: An apparatus for controllably varying the sample volume for each of a plurality of sample lines used with air monitoring equipment is disclosed. The sample volume is varied depending on the compound or compounds of interest sampled through each line. The flow volume from each sample line is determined and controlled by proportional time that an electrically actuated valve is open for that sampling line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: O.I. Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Kuhn, Donald P. Segers, Melody L. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20020184957
    Abstract: An apparatus for controllably varying the sample volume for each of a plurality of sample lines used with air monitoring equipment is disclosed. The sample volume is varied depending on the compound or compounds of interest sampled through each line. The flow volume from each sample line is determined and controlled by proportional time that an electrically actuated valve is open for that sampling line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Kuhn, Donald P. Segers, Melody L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6098766
    Abstract: A wire return spring for providing bias for brake shoes in a drum brake system urging the brake shoes to deactuated positions, with the wire spring having a circular like contour as assembled with the brake shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Peterson American Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Woodfin, Michael Limb, Kenneth Kuhn
  • Patent number: 4529931
    Abstract: A single-coil wound on a ferrite core surrounding a current path is driven from a voltage controlled constant current source. The coil drive current is modulated with a fixed frequency squarewave. The average voltage present across the coil is sensed and integrated to provide an output signal which is proportional to the current flow and also provides a negative feedback to the voltage controlled current source to bias the modulated drive current in a direction which compensates for the biasing effects of the current flowing in the conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 4468037
    Abstract: A card game containing a plurality of transparent playing cards. Each playing card has a like number of similarly located playing sections with one or more indicia located within the playing section. Guide means, such as a plurality of guide cards or a table covering, are used to align each participant's playing cards. Some guide cards have one or more markings located thereon which, in the play of the game, serve the same function as the indicia on the playing cards. During the play of the game, each participant attempts to play his playing cards directly down upon each other in overlying relationship in such a manner that the indicia on two or more playing cards are not superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Inventor: A. Kenneth Kuhn