Patents by Inventor Kent A. Stevens

Kent A. Stevens 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: 20200108382
    Abstract: A system includes a fluidic device, a flow control valve, a first reagent fluid reservoir fluidly connectable to the fluidic device by the flow control valve, a first fluid buffer reservoir fluidly connectable to the fluidic device by the flow control valve, and a common fluid buffer source fluidly connectable to the fluidic device by the flow control valve. The flow control valve permits flow comprising: (i) flow from the first reagent fluid reservoir to the fluidic device, (ii) flow from the common fluid buffer source to the fluidic device, (iii) flow from the fluidic device to the first fluid buffer reservoir, (iv) flow from the first reagent fluid reservoir to the fluidic device, and (v) flow from the first fluid buffer reservoir to the fluidic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley A. Cox-Muranami, Kay Klausing, Bradley Kent Drews, Nicholas Watson, Jennifer Olivia Foley, Murphy Hitchcock, Paul Sangiorgio, Sz-Chin Steven Lin
  • Patent number: 9496750
    Abstract: A charging system detachably drawing from a power source comprising: (a) an electrical output configuration; (b) an electrical input configuration; and (c) an energy store configuration; and methods of provisioning the energy store, the charging system, and electric vehicle charger devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Hayashigawa, Tim Conver, Tyler MacCready, Thomas Zambrano, Kent Steven West
  • Patent number: 9135771
    Abstract: A memento dispensing device for dispensing mementos in the form of tokens, medallions, souvenirs, and other articles or objects having commemorative value through the simulated operation of a gaming device commonly referred to and known in the art as a slot machine. Instructive steps set forth in a computer program, as executed and controlled by a main microcontroller, serve to direct and command the memento dispensing device to dispense at least one memento to the consumer or operator upon the consummation of a spin cycle for a set of mechanical reel wheels or simulated reel wheels on a video display. The main microcontroller, operating under the direction of the computer program, further directs the timed playback of video and audio stored on recognizable formats and activates lights at select moments during operation and after every instance the memento is dispensed from the memento dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Kent Steven Anderson
  • Patent number: 8492135
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described for seeding and culturing cells on a sample. The apparatus includes a chamber in which the volume of the chamber may be adjusted without compromising the seal or sterility of the chamber. The apparatus enables the seeding of cells in a reduced volume and culturing of cells in an increased volume. Further, the apparatus enables application of forces, strains and torques to a sample during seeding, culturing or transportation of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Tissue Growth Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Damian Porter, Kent Steven Vilendrer
  • Patent number: 8299754
    Abstract: A charging system detachably drawing from a power source comprising: (a) an electrical output configuration; (b) an electrical input configuration; and (c) an energy store configuration; and methods of provisioning the energy store, the charging system, and electric vehicle charger devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Aerovironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Hayashigawa, Tim Conver, Tyler MacCready, Thomas Zambrano, Kent Steven West
  • Patent number: 8208273
    Abstract: An apparatus for restricting the flow of RF energy when attached to a tester wherein test equipment is positioned within the apparatus, comprising: a lid; a base; hinges for attaching the lid to the base; EMI gasket material for sealing seams; latches for attaching the lid to the base and for applying forces between the lid and the base to provide compression of the EMI gasket material for proper sealing of the seams; a connection point for providing two axis alignment of the base to the tester; and a positioning plate for providing three axis alignment of the test equipment in relation to the tester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Osvaldo C Alcala, Kent Steven Doub, Robert W Ellis, Octavio D Martinez, Patrick Sumner
  • Publication number: 20120155022
    Abstract: An apparatus for restricting the flow of RF energy when attached to a tester wherein test equipment is positioned within the apparatus, comprising: a lid; a base; hinges for attaching the lid to the base; EMI gasket material for sealing seams; latches for attaching the lid to the base and for applying forces between the lid and the base to provide compression of the EMI gasket material for proper sealing of the seams; a connection point for providing two axis alignment of the base to the tester; and a positioning plate for providing three axis alignment of the test equipment in relation to the tester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Osvaldo Alcala, Kent Steven Doub, Robert William Ellis, Octavio D. Martinez, Patrick Sumner
  • Publication number: 20110055037
    Abstract: A charging system detachably drawing from a power source comprising: (a) an electrical output configuration; (b) an electrical input configuration; and (c) an energy store configuration; and methods of provisioning the energy store, the charging system, and electric vehicle charger devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Larry Hayashigawa, Tim Conver, Tyler MacCready, Thomas Zambrano, Kent Steven West
  • Patent number: 5892570
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for the evaluation and measurement of metamorphopsia. The apparatus includes a pattern generator that displays a deformable pattern, such as an Amsler grid, on a computer monitor. The rectilinear grid includes substantially parallel and equally spaced lines that intersect at vertices. An input device, such as a mouse, is used by a patient or technician to detect areas of the pattern where the cursor is not visible to the subject, so that areas of scotoma can be marked. The input device is also used to adjust the positions of the vertices, and distort the grid, until the grid appears substantially rectilinear to the subject. The deformations of the pattern are then recorded, and can be retrieved for comparison to subsequent test results so that changes in visual field deficits or metamorphopsia can be sensitively detected, and even corrected by a lens that distorts images in the same pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: State of Oregon Acting by and through the State Board of Higher Education on Behalf of the University of Oregon
    Inventor: Kent A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 5363297
    Abstract: A system for the accumulation of detailed moment-to-moment information concerning the movements of players and of the ball in a sporting contest. One or more cameras (11, 12, 14) are situated so as to cover the entire playing area (10) of the event. The output of at least one of these cameras is provided to a digital image processor (22), which tracks the movements of the images, or silhouettes, of players in the camera images. By employing multiple camera views of the same playing area, the tracking processor can, in most cases, resolve ambiguities arising from overlaps in any one view. For the remaining, unresolved, cases, one or more human operators, provided with the same or similar camera views, are employed, through an interactive interface. The operators are provided with apparatus (30) for identifying players, through a query/response method, as requested by the tracking processor (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventors: Noble G. Larson, Kent A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 4597221
    Abstract: A plant receptacle for use with an umbrella-type table having a generally horizontal table top and an umbrella mounted to an umbrella supporting member extending generally vertically through an aperture located in said table top is disclosed. The receptacle comprises a first, outer container, a second, inner container and a central sleeve. The first container is generally saucer shaped and has a side wall and a bottom wall. The bottom wall of the first container has a central aperture dimensioned to permit the umbrella supporting member to extend through such aperture. The sleeve extends upwardly from the bottom wall of the first container and is open at both ends and is internally dimensioned to permit the umbrella supporting member to extend through such sleeve. The second container is adapted to be positioned upon and within the first container and is generally bowl shaped and has a side wall and a bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1986
    Assignee: Creative Planters Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda A. Adair, Kent A. Stevens