Patents by Inventor Kenneth M. Bolam

Kenneth M. Bolam 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: 8695786
    Abstract: The disclosure describes zoned conveyor systems that provide singulated package release control based on a defined displacement distance using motor revolution data of a downstream conveyor zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Interroll Holding AG
    Inventors: Derrick A. Breen, Kenneth M. Bolam, James A. Borgen, John J. Kovalski, Joey Randall Chriscoe
  • Patent number: 8550234
    Abstract: The disclosure describes zoned conveyor systems with non-time based sequential power-up of different zones using defined current draw and speed threshold values and/or a defined number of motor revolutions of one conveyor zone to determine when to initiate operation of another (typically adjacent) zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Interroll Corporation
    Inventors: Derrick A. Breen, Kenneth M. Bolam, James A. Borgen, John J. Kovalski, Joey Randall Chriscoe
  • Publication number: 20120175225
    Abstract: The disclosure describes zoned conveyor systems with non-time based sequential power-up of different zones using defined current draw and speed threshold values and/or a defined number of motor revolutions of one conveyor zone to determine when to initiate operation of another (typically adjacent) zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Derrick A. Breen, Kenneth M. Bolam, James A. Borgen, John J. Kovalski, Joey Randall Chriscoe
  • Publication number: 20120175223
    Abstract: The disclosure describes zoned conveyor systems that provide singulated package release control based on a defined displacement distance using motor revolution data of a downstream conveyor zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Derrick A. Breen, Kenneth M. Bolam, James A. Borgen, John J. Kovalski, Joey Randall Chriscoe
  • Patent number: 6080120
    Abstract: A compression system for applying gradient sequential compression of a patient's limb and accelerating deep venous blood flow in the limb from a source of pressurized fluid is provided. The system includes a means for supplying a source of pressurized fluid, said source having a connector interface comprising at least one outlet port, a connector for providing a continuous fluid passageway between the source of pressurized fluid and a compression sleeve. The compression sleeve includes a pair of dimensionally stable, flexible sheets of fluid impervious material, said sheets comprising a thermoplastic film and a fabric applied together into a unitary sheet and means for securing the thermoplastic films of said sheets together along lines defining at least one inflatable chamber disposed longitudinally along the sleeve. A fitting is secured to one of the thermoplastic films of each chamber and in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid for inflating the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Beiersdorf-Jobst, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Sandman, Kenneth M. Bolam, Donald H. Peeler
  • Patent number: 5725485
    Abstract: A fluid connector for a compression system for improving venous blood flow in a patient provides a continuous fluid passageway between a source of pressurized fluid and a plurality of inflatable chambers in an elongated pressure sleeve. The connector includes a flexible conduit comprising a plurality of elongate hollow tubes having a corresponding plurality of fittings attached at one end of the conduit. The fittings form a fluid-tight seal between the conduit and a corresponding plurality of outlet ports communicating with the source of pressurized fluid. A grip portion is provided adjacent the end of the conduit. The grip portion is releasably attached to the source of pressurized fluid and grips the conduit securely between adjacent tubes such that the fittings move freely and independently relative to the grip portion. In this manner, leakage of the pressurized fluid and contamination of the fluid stream is minimized, while stresses induced in the conduit are not transferred to the fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Beiersdorff Jobst, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Ribando, Kenneth M. Bolam, Donald H. Peeler, Terry L. Sandman
  • Patent number: 5588954
    Abstract: A fluid connector for a compression system for improving venous blood flow in a patient provides a continuous fluid passageway between a source of pressurized fluid and a plurality of inflatable chambers in an elongated pressure sleeve. The connector includes a flexible conduit comprising a plurality of elongate hollow tubes having a corresponding plurality of fittings attached at one end of the conduit. The fittings form a fluid-tight seal between the conduit and a corresponding plurality of outlet ports communicating with the source of pressurized fluid. A grip portion is provided adjacent the end of the conduit. The grip portion is releasably attached to the source of pressurized fluid and grips the conduit securely between adjacent tubes such that the fittings move freely and independently relative to the grip portion. In this manner, leakage of the pressurized fluid and contamination of the fluid stream is minimized, while stresses induced in the conduit are not transferred to the fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Beiersdorf-Jobst, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Ribando, Kenneth M. Bolam, Donald H. Peeler, Terry L. Sandman
  • Patent number: 5575762
    Abstract: A gradient sequential compression system for preventing deep vein thrombosis includes a pressure-based system controller for controlling transfers of air from a source of pressurized air to inflatable chambers of a limb sleeve, so that a prophylactic modality is provided to the limb. The controller also includes a plurality of feeder valves pneumatically connected to each of the chambers and a microprocessor-based control unit for opening only one of the feeder valves at a time during an inflation cycle, so that each of the chambers can be independently inflated to predetermined pressure levels. The control unit also regulates the pressures in each of the chambers at the respective pressure levels by repeatedly measuring the pressures and adjusting the pressure levels, if necessary. The predetermined pressure levels can also be selected by a user or health care professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Beiersdorf-Jobst, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Peeler, Kenneth M. Bolam, James A. Borgen, Philip P. Ribando
  • Patent number: D369859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Jobst Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Ribando, Kenneth M. Bolam, Donald H. Peeler
  • Patent number: D373191
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Jobst Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Ribando, Kenneth M. Bolam, Donald H. Peeler
  • Patent number: D376013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Beiersdorf-Jobst, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Sandman, Kenneth M. Bolam, Donald H. Peeler