Patents by Inventor Kenneth R. Ewing

Kenneth R. Ewing 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: 20210128842
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10918805
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20200197626
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20190201632
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10092706
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20150045729
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: AMGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 5244294
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an apparatus and method for transporting print media with wet ink out of a printer without smearing the ink or requiring the user to adjust the margins of the document to avoid the smearing of the ink. The apparatus comprises a platen for holding the print media prior to ejection from the printer, an ejection bar having flexible, resilient fingers for catching the bottom of the print media when flexed and then kicking the paper out of the printer. The ejection bar is actuated by an eccentric cam drive to move it away from the print media when the fingers are traveling toward the bottom edge of the print media, then moving it toward the paper bottom edge to flex the fingers and then upward to eject the paper out of the printer. The upward movement also causes the fingers to spring to an unflexed configuration, thereby kicking the paper out of the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Ewing
  • Patent number: 5213426
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an apparatus for feeding print media, such as paper, into a printer. The paper is stored in a stack in a movable paper tray. The tray is lifted so that the top sheet of paper is brought in contact with the feed roller. The feed roller feeds the top sheet into position for printing. The tray is then backed away from the sheet which is being fed thereby minimizing the resistance on the page being fed. A unitary motor controls both the motion of the feed rollers and the movement of the paper tray. A spring serves to bias the paper tray toward the feed rollers. Thus the present invention serves to eliminate the necessity for two separate motors and prevents the feeding of the paper until after the paper tray is properly positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Ewing
  • Patent number: 4929099
    Abstract: A predetermined window height at least three times the height of the normal printed characters can be printed in a single horizontal sweep of the printhead across the page. A page of character oriented data is first sorted vertically; the data is then sequentially processed into a "print window" of horizontally sorted characters until a character is reached that will not fit within the current print window. The symbolic data in the print window is converted into bit mapped image data only slightly in advance of the current printhead position. The average throughout is increased by permitting the velocity of the printhead to vary as a function of the complexity of the image formation process. For a thermal process, this is accompanied by an appropriate adjustment in the current passing through the activated printhead electrodes. The vertical positioning of the pixels within the print window is varied to better distribute head wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Qume Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. Graham, Kenneth R. Ewing, Marshall H. Trackman, Duane R. Darr
  • Patent number: D808010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D819201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D829890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D898908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna