Patents by Inventor Kent E. Lageson

Kent E. Lageson 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: 20140251327
    Abstract: A respiratory mask body defining a breathable air zone for a wearer and having a shut-off valve is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the mask body includes one or more inlet ports configured to receive one or more breathing air source components. The shut-off valve is operable between a closed position and an open position, and when in a closed position the shut-off valve prevents fluid communication between the one or more inlet ports and the breathable air zone and the shut-off valve returns to an open position in the absence of an applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William A. Mittelstadt, Carl W. Raines, III, David R. Stein, Nathan A. Abel, David M. Blomberg, Michael J. Cowell, Gary E. Dwyer, Thomas I. Insley, Michael J. Svendsen, Dylan T. Cosgrove, Kent E. Lageson, Chaodi Li
  • Patent number: 8448679
    Abstract: A water treatment device for filling at least one bottle with treated tap water includes a housing unit having a reservoir, and at least one valve arranged in fluid communication with the reservoir, the valve having a water inlet/air exit port arranged adjacent to the housing unit, and a water exit/air inlet port arranged opposite the water inlet/air exit port, whereby when the valve is actuated to its open condition, water flows through the valve and into the bottle, and air entrapped in the bottle flows through the valve and into the surrounding environment. When the valve is in its closed condition, air and water do not flow through the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Benjamin P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110312249
    Abstract: A hand-held polishing apparatus is provided for polishing an optical fiber connector. The optical fiber connector mounted on the end of an optical fiber includes a connector housing and a ferrule. The polishing apparatus includes a connector mount to receive and hold the optical connector to position the end face of the ferrule adjacent to a polishing media. The polishing apparatus includes a housing having an upper portion and a base portion, a drive assembly and a lubricant dispensing system. The drive assembly controls orbital movement of the optical connector and linear movement of the polishing media through the polishing device, and the lubricant dispensing system supplies a lubricant from an internal reservoir disposed with in the housing to the polishing media near the end face of the ferrule of the optical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James R. Bylander, Tomoyasu Oike, Takaya Yamauchi, Steven G Lucht, Kent E. Lageson
  • Publication number: 20110079317
    Abstract: A water treatment device for filling at least one bottle with treated tap water includes a housing unit having a reservoir, and at least one valve arranged in fluid communication with the reservoir, the valve having a water inlet/air exit port arranged adjacent to the housing unit, and a water exit/air inlet port arranged opposite the water inlet/air exit port, whereby when the valve is actuated to its open condition, water flows through the valve and into the bottle, and air entrapped in the bottle flows through the valve and into the surrounding environment. When the valve is in its closed condition, air and water do not flow through the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Benjamin P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110079551
    Abstract: A water treatment cartridge, or insert, for use in connection with a water treatment device such as a gravity-fed water pitcher or the like includes a support structure and water treatment material arranged in combination with the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Thomas Herdtle, Benjamin P. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110079572
    Abstract: A water bottle for use in connection with a water treatment device includes an opening with a diameter of at least about 0.87 inches, a diameter of no greater than about 1.06 inches, and a height of at least about 6.56 inches, and a height of no greater than about 8.02.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Judd D. OLSON, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Benjamin P. Williams
  • Patent number: 7540681
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying or dispensing fluids such as surgical prep solution. The applicator includes a distributor element and a container of surgical prep solution. The distributor element includes a projecting element that separates at least two orifices in the distributor element to provide uniform distribution of the surgical prep solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Claude E. Cybulski, Eric R. Cybulski, Brook F. Duerr, Kent E. Lageson, Steven E. Turch
  • Patent number: 7121937
    Abstract: A brush segment, a brush element, a brush assembly, and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The brush segment includes a center portion with inner and outer edges. The center portion also includes first and second side edges. A plurality of bristles extends outwardly from the outer edge. The inner edge includes an interlock arrangement. The side edges have an attachment arrangement for attaching adjacent segments. The brush element includes a center portion and inner and outer edges. A plurality of bristles extends outwardly from the outer edge. The inner edge includes an interlock arrangement for restraining rotation of adjacent elements assembled into a brush assembly. Two or more brush elements are secured together to form a rotary brush assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven E. Turch, Richard M. Pihl, Kent E. Lageson, Jeff S. Shaw, Kris A. Beardsley
  • Patent number: 7090422
    Abstract: The present invention describes systems and methods for applying or dispensing surgical prep solution. The applicator system includes a spreader element and a container of surgical prep solution. The spreader element includes a body with an orifice covered by a pad. The orifice is in fluid communication with a passage through an elongated stem connected to the body. The container may be collapsible with only limited recovery. The spreader element may include a receptacle for receiving the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Baumann, Matthew T. Scholz, Robert P. Zaspel, Kent E. Lageson, Claude E. Cybulski
  • Publication number: 20040185762
    Abstract: A brush segment, a brush element, a brush assembly, and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The brush segment includes a center portion with inner and outer edges. The center portion also includes first and second side edges. A plurality of bristles extends outwardly from the outer edge. The inner edge includes an interlock arrangement. The side edges have an attachment arrangement for attaching adjacent segments. The brush element includes a center portion and inner and outer edges. A plurality of bristles extends outwardly from the outer edge. The inner edge includes an interlock arrangement for restraining rotation of adjacent elements assembled into a brush assembly. Two or more brush elements are secured together to form a rotary brush assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Steven E. Turch, Richard M. Pihl, Kent E. Lageson, Jeff S. Shaw, Kris A. Beardsley
  • Publication number: 20040114988
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying or dispensing surgical prep solution are disclosed. The applicator system includes a spreader element and a container of surgical prep solution. The spreader element includes a body with an orifice covered by a pad. The orifice is in fluid communication with a passage through an elongated stem connected to the body. The container may be collapsible with only limited recovery. The spreader element may include a receptacle for receiving the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Baumann, Matthew T. Scholz, Robert P. Zaspel, Kent E. Lageson, Claude E. Cybulski
  • Patent number: 6730140
    Abstract: An integrally molded brush. A preferred embodiment of the integrally molded brush includes a) a generally planar hub having an outer periphery, where the hub has a thickness of at least 0.05 inches; and b) a plurality of bristles extending from the outer periphery of the hub, where each of the bristles includes a bristle tip opposite the hub, where the bristle tip has a thickness up to 0.03 inches, and where the molded brush comprises a thermoplastic polymeric material. The present invention also provides a method of molding an integrally molded brush. A preferred embodiment of the method includes the steps of: a) heating a thermoplastic polymer to allow the thermoplastic polymer to be injected into a mold; b) injecting the thermoplastic polymer into a mold, wherein the mold includes a hub section and a plurality of bristle sections in fluid communication with the hub section, where the bristle tip section has a thickness up to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kent E. Lageson, Yvonne I. Lund, Brent D. Niccum, Carole A. Tronnes
  • Patent number: D625560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Gretchen A. Hauble, James M. Cooper, Benjamin P. Williams, Paula A. Marrs, Anastasios G. Karahalios, Carly R. Price, Jeremiah P. O'Leary, Shu Kun Chang, Elizabeth R. Kelly, Hyun Jin Ko
  • Patent number: D625772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Gretchen A. Hauble, James M. Cooper, Benjamin P. Williams, Paula A. Marrs, Anastasios G. Karahalios, Carly R. Price, Jeremiah P. O'Leary, Shu Kun Chang, Elizabeth R. Kelly, Hyun Jin Ko
  • Patent number: D625947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Gretchen A. Hauble, James M. Cooper, Martin E. Broen, Federico Ferretti, Emanuele Teobaldo
  • Patent number: D626621
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Kevin E. Kinzer, Paul J. Cobian, Gretchen A. Hauble, James M. Cooper, Benjamin P. Williams, Paula A. Marrs, Anastasios G. Karahalios, Carly R. Price, Jeremiah P. O'Leary, Shu Kun Chang, Elizabeth R. Kelly, Hyun Jin Ko
  • Patent number: D657629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Judd D. Olson, Sean C. McGreevy, Kent E. Lageson, Gretchen A. Hauble, Kevin J. Gilboe, Martin E. Broen
  • Patent number: D668094
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Martin E. Broen, Kevin J. Gilboe, Judd D. Olson, Kent E. Lageson, Gretchen A. Hauble
  • Patent number: D744088
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David M. Blomberg, Kent E. Lageson, William A. Mittelstadt, Carl W. Raines, III, Charlie Wood
  • Patent number: D856418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Angela L. Pan, Peter Ehling, Dariusz Piech, Bryan A. Berger, Judd D. Olson, Kent E. Lageson