Patents by Inventor Kenneth S. King

Kenneth S. King 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: 20190364194
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a representative image. While displaying the representative image, the device detects a first input. In response to the first input, the device transitions from displaying the representative image to displaying a respective image that was acquired by a camera before acquiring the representative image. After transitioning from displaying the representative image to displaying the respective image, the device displays, in sequence starting with the respective image, at least some images acquired by the camera before acquiring the representative image and at least some of images acquired by the camera after acquiring the representative image. The device detects termination of the first input. In response to detecting termination of the first input, the device displays the representative image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Graham R. Clarke, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher P. Foss, Jonathan Ive, Nicholas V. King, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Behkish J. Manzari, Pavel Pivonka, Daniel T. Preston, Charles A. Mezak, Justin S. Titi, Daniel E. Gobera Rubalcava
  • Patent number: 10369618
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for roll forming the face pattern onto a pattern forming die having a pattern receiving face, using an initial, and subsequent, pattern forming tool, each with a generally cylindrical pattern defining surface, by relatively and sequentially reciprocating and rotating the pattern defining surfaces and the pattern receiving face while engaging them and urging them to impress the pattern of the pattern defining surfaces into the pattern receiving face of the forming die blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. LeVey, Michael J. Marchese, III, Thomas S. King
  • Publication number: 20190232058
    Abstract: Delivery of peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) in combination with one or more other therapies is described. The other therapy delivered in combination with PNFS may be, for example, a different type of neurostimulation, such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS), or a drug. PNFS and the other therapy may be delivered simultaneously, in an alternating fashion, according to a schedule, and/or selectively, e.g., in response to a request received from a patient or clinician. A combination therapy that includes PNFS may be able to more completely address complex or multifocal pain than would be possible through delivery of either PNFS or other therapies alone. Further, the combination of PNFS with one or more other therapies may reduce the likelihood that neural accommodation will impair the perceived effectiveness PNFS or the other therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ethan A. Rooney, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Gary W. King, Thomas E. Cross, JR., Kenneth T. Heruth, Paul W. Wacnik, Jeffrey S. Evanson
  • Patent number: 10328483
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for roll forming the face pattern onto a pattern forming die having a pattern receiving face, using an initial, and subsequent, pattern forming tool, each with a generally cylindrical pattern defining surface, by relatively and sequentially reciprocating and rotating the pattern defining surfaces and the pattern receiving face while engaging them and urging them to impress the pattern of the pattern defining surfaces into the pattern receiving face of the forming die blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. LeVey, Michael J. Marchese, III, Thomas S. King
  • Patent number: 10329801
    Abstract: Determining a position of a deadbolt used to lock and unlock a door is disclosed. An electromechanical lock can include a deadbolt that can retract or extend along a linear path as the door is to be locked and unlocked. A sensor such as an accelerometer can rotate along a non-linear path as the deadbolt moves along a linear path. The accelerometer can determine a gravity vector that can be indicative of a position of the accelerometer along the non-linear path. A controller can then determine a position of the deadbolt based on the gravity vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA THINGS, INC.
    Inventors: John H. Martin, Kenneth D. Goto, Thomas E. King, Jordan R. Fountain, Wael S. Barakat
  • Patent number: 10300273
    Abstract: Delivery of peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) in combination with one or more other therapies is described. The other therapy delivered in combination with PNFS may be, for example, a different type of neurostimulation, such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS), or a drug. PNFS and the other therapy may be delivered simultaneously, in an alternating fashion, according to a schedule, and/or selectively, e.g., in response to a request received from a patient or clinician. A combination therapy that includes PNFS may be able to more completely address complex or multifocal pain than would be possible through delivery of either PNFS or other therapies alone. Further, the combination of PNFS with one or more other therapies may reduce the likelihood that neural accommodation will impair the perceived effectiveness PNFS or the other therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan A. Rooney, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Gary W. King, Thomas E. Cross, Jr., Kenneth T. Heruth, Paul W. Wacnik, Jeffrey S. Evanson
  • Patent number: 6400076
    Abstract: A high brightness discharge light source having improved thermal balance characteristics includes a lamp envelope having an arc chamber formed therein and a pair of electrodes extending into opposite ends of the arc chamber so as to be displaced from one another by a distance of no greater than 4 mm. A fill disposed within the arc chamber is excited to a discharge state upon the introduction of an excitation energy coupled through the pair of electrodes. The light source is operated vertically so that one of the electrodes is disposed at the top region and the other electrode is disposed at the bottom region of the arc chamber. The arc chamber is formed having a diameter dimension which is just larger than the spacing between the electrodes, and a height dimension which is approximately twice the diameter dimension. The diameter dimension is substantially uniform along the length of the arc chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gary R. Allen, Rocco T. Giordano, Gary O. Jacobs, Kenneth S. King, Timothy P. Dever
  • Patent number: 5675677
    Abstract: A lamp-to-light guide coupling arrangement includes an electrodeless high intensity discharge lamp comprising an arc tube with an ionizable fill, and an excitation circuit for electrically exciting the ionizable fill to induce therein a light-producing arc discharge. The coupling arrangement further includes a coupling device comprising a generally tubular, hollow body that has an inlet end for receiving light from the arc discharge and a larger, outlet end. The coupling device further comprises an interiorly directed reflector on a surface of the hollow body for reflecting visible light. Such coupling device is shaped so as to receive light at one solid angle over an area of the inlet end and to transmit light at a smaller solid angle but over a larger area of the outlet end. The coupling device is preferably formed from dielectric material. The reflector preferably comprises a refractory optical interference filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John M. Davenport, Mark E. Duffy, Richard L. Hansler, Kenneth S. King, William J. Cassarly, Thomas G. Parham, Gary R. Allen, James T. Dakin, Frederic F. Ahlgren
  • Patent number: 5479545
    Abstract: An optical coupling assembly is useful for coupling a source of light, having high brightness and being non-coherent and focussed at a focal plane, to a plurality of optical light conductors. The coupling assembly includes an elongated light transmissive coupling member which has a central longitudinal axis and is disposed between the focal plane of the light source and leading ends of the optical light conductors. The coupling member includes oppositely flared front and rear end portions and a middle portion disposed along the longitudinal axis, with the middle portion extending between and connected to the front and rear end portions. The coupling member can have either a solid or tubular configuration. The middle portion of the coupling member has cylindrical shape and cross-sectional size of uniform dimensions and being less than the respective cross-sectional sizes of an inlet end of the front end portion and an outlet end of the rear end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John M. Davenport, Richard L. Hansler, Kenneth S. King, John W. Munk, Jr., Richard C. Nagle
  • Patent number: 5343367
    Abstract: A projection headlamp system for a vehicle includes a high beam subsystem and a low beam subsystem. Each of the high and low beam subsystems includes a pair of light pattern projecting arrangements, a remote single arc discharge light source, a pair of solid optical coupling devices, and a pair of elongated light distributing conductors coupled at output ends to the pair of light pattern projecting arrangements and coupled at input ends to the pair of solid optical coupling devices. The high and low beam subsystems employ either separate single arc discharge light sources or a common single arc discharge light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John M. Davenport, Richard L. Hansler, Kenneth S. King
  • Patent number: 5317484
    Abstract: Improved collection optics for a lighting system comprised of a light source, reflector and light receptive component include a multi-portion reflector or a non-imaging optical collector having a positive curvature located at an input end to the light receptive component. The collection optics capture additional lumens for transmission through the light guide. The optical arrangement can also collect different colors of light from the source that would otherwise be omitted from transmission through the light receptive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John M. Davenport, Richard L. Hansler, Kenneth S. King, William J. Cassarly
  • Patent number: 5258691
    Abstract: Asymmetric discharge electrode means are provided for a metal halide lamp enabling improved operation at acoustic frequencies. A xenon-metal halide lamp employing such improved discharge electrode means is disclosed together with a reflector lamp unit employing such lamp construction for its light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1993
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James T. Dakin, Kenneth S. King, Gary R. Allen
  • Patent number: 5199091
    Abstract: A light coupling arrangement for efficiently coupling a light source to a light distribution arrangement includes a solid optical coupling device constructed of a light transmissive material and configured in an essentially planar manner such that the length and width dimensions are significantly greater than the depth dimension. An aperture is formed on at least one side along the equatorial surface of the optical coupling device and allows connection to the light distribution arrangement. A bore, formed in the optical coupling device and having a flat polished surface, houses the light source in a manner such that the optical coupling device can act as a heat sink for the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John M. Davenport, William W. Finch, Richard L. Hansler, John L. Henkes, Kenneth S. King
  • Patent number: 5198727
    Abstract: Miniature high pressure arc lamps containing a substantial pressure of xenon, in addition to metal halide and mercury, can provide instant light at turn-on and are suitable for automotive headlamps. The xenon aggravates convection which causes arc-bowing and overheating of the envelope above the arc. By operating the lamps on unidirectional current upon which a frequency-modulated high frequency ripple has been imposed, acoustic resonance is used to straighten out the arc. The use of unidirectional current permits a reduction in cost and size of the ballast control circuits operated from auto storage battery. Frequency modulation of the ripple broadens the band allowing acoustic straightening of the arc. Additional control of the arc plus reduction of cataphoresis may be achieved through a horizontal magnetic field at the arc, transverse to current flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gary R. Allen, Joseph M. Allison, John M. Davenport, Richard L. Hansler, Kenneth S. King