Patents by Inventor Kevin Booth

Kevin Booth 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: 20200340620
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 10795244
    Abstract: A hinge for an electronic device includes a base including a stem, a ball rigidly fixed to the stem, a first friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a first outer surface of the ball, a second friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a second outer surface of the ball, the second outer surface of the ball being on a side of the ball that is opposite the first outer surface of the ball, and a biasing member configured to bias the first and/or second friction surface against the ball to generate a frictional force sufficient to hold the first and second friction surfaces in a set position relative to the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Wilson, Kevin Booth, Jeffrey Law, Mark Kraz, Oliver Mueller
  • Patent number: 10697583
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Publication number: 20190339596
    Abstract: A hinge for an electronic device includes a base including a stem, a ball rigidly fixed to the stem, a first friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a first outer surface of the ball, a second friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a second outer surface of the ball, the second outer surface of the ball being on a side of the ball that is opposite the first outer surface of the ball, and a biasing member configured to bias the first and/or second friction surface against the ball to generate a frictional force sufficient to hold the first and second friction surfaces in a set position relative to the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Wilson, Kevin Booth, Jeffrey Law, Mark Kraz, Oliver Mueller
  • Patent number: 10401710
    Abstract: A hinge for an electronic device includes a base including a stem, a ball rigidly fixed to the stem, a first friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a first outer surface of the ball, a second friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a second outer surface of the ball, the second outer surface of the ball being on a side of the ball that is opposite the first outer surface of the ball, and a biasing member configured to bias the first and/or second friction surface against the ball to generate a frictional force sufficient to hold the first and second friction surfaces in a set position relative to the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Wilson, Kevin Booth, Jeffrey Law, Mark Kraz, Oliver Mueller
  • Publication number: 20190004401
    Abstract: A hinge for an electronic device includes a base including a stem, a ball rigidly fixed to the stem, a first friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a first outer surface of the ball, a second friction surface that contacts and is configured to move with respect to a second outer surface of the ball, the second outer surface of the ball being on a side of the ball that is opposite the first outer surface of the ball, and a biasing member configured to bias the first and/or second friction surface against the ball to generate a frictional force sufficient to hold the first and second friction surfaces in a set position relative to the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Wilson, Kevin Booth, Jeffrey Law, Mark Kraz, Oliver Mueller
  • Publication number: 20180187828
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 9871399
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus, comprising a male component; a connection to a power source; a lock actuator, powered by the power source and configured to move the male component at least partially through a strike and into a box beyond the strike in the path of the male component to lock a door, wherein the male component comprises a plurality of parallel subcomponents oriented lengthwise in the direction of a path of the male component; a bed of sensors positioned in the box and configured to sense a number of parallel subcomponents that contact the bed after the male component has been moved into the box; and an alarm in communication with the bed, wherein the alarm is triggered when an attempt is made to lock the door and an insufficient number of parallel subcomponents contacting the bed has been sensed by the bed of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Peter Privitera, John Benjamin Filson, Kevin Booth, Kenneth Arthur Jenks, Mark Kraz, Jason Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20170191287
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus, comprising a male component; a connection to a power source; a lock actuator, powered by the power source and configured to move the male component at least partially through a strike and into a box beyond the strike in the path of the male component to lock a door, wherein the male component comprises a plurality of parallel subcomponents oriented lengthwise in the direction of a path of the male component; a bed of sensors positioned in the box and configured to sense a number of parallel subcomponents that contact the bed after the male component has been moved into the box; and an alarm in communication with the bed, wherein the alarm is triggered when an attempt is made to lock the door and an insufficient number of parallel subcomponents contacting the bed has been sensed by the bed of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Duckworth Mittleman, Peter Privitera, John Benjamin Filson, Kevin Booth, Kenneth Arthur Jenks, Mark Kraz, Jason Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 9364243
    Abstract: An angular adjustment mechanism for a surgical instrument is described. The mechanism comprises an adjustment member (102) configured for rotation about a longitudinal axis (122), the adjustment member comprising a plurality of pairs of facets (134) arranged about the longitudinal axis. Each of the plurality of pairs of facets defines a respective angled axis (148B,148C) at an angle (150B,150C) relative to the longitudinal axis. A pivoting member (104) is arranged to pivot about a pivot axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and comprises a recess (128) for receiving the adjustment member and engaging one pair of the plurality of pairs of facets. This provides an angular adjustment mechanism in which facets on the outside of the adjustment member engage corresponding surfaces in a recess on a pivoting member. The use of facets provides a secure connection while allowing a greater degree of angular adjustment and providing a further benefit of simple operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Duncan Beedall, Kevin Booth, Gary Fenton, Alberto Verteramo
  • Patent number: 9119635
    Abstract: A surgical cutting guide (8) is described which comprises a body section delimiting a recess (14) extending into the body section from an external surface. The recess has a central axis and is for receiving an attachment protrusion (18) from a surgical alignment guide (6). The recess comprises: a first portion (36) having a first constant cross section along the central axis; and a second portion (38) having a second constant cross section along the central axis which is larger than the first constant cross section. The first and second portions are coaxial with the central axis and the second portion is closer to the external surface than the first portion. This configuration creates a stepped surface in the recess which is engaged by corresponding features on a protrusion of a surgical alignment guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Kevin Booth, Gary Fenton, Alberto Verteramo
  • Patent number: 9005207
    Abstract: Patient specific surgical instruments, and in particular cutting guides, and methods of use and manufacture are described. The surgical instrument can be used in an orthopaedic arthroplasty procedure to be carried out on a joint of a patient and can allowing soft tissue balancing for the joint. The instrument comprises a body having an attachment area configured using data specific to a bone of the joint of the patient so as to attach to the bone in a unique position. The instrument includes at least a first cutting guide and an adjustment mechanism operable to change the position of the cutting guide relative to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Depuy International Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Dodds, Harald Bornfleth, Kevin Booth, Liam Dower, Dan Auger
  • Publication number: 20130338671
    Abstract: An angular adjustment mechanism for a surgical instrument is described. The mechanism comprises an adjustment member (102) configured for rotation about a longitudinal axis (122), the adjustment member comprising a plurality of pairs of facets (134) arranged about the longitudinal axis. Each of the plurality of pairs of facets defines a respective angled axis (148B,148C) at an angle (150B,150C) relative to the longitudinal axis. A pivoting member (104) is arranged to pivot about a pivot axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and comprises a recess (128) for receiving the adjustment member and engaging one pair of the plurality of pairs of facets. This provides an angular adjustment mechanism in which facets on the outside of the adjustment member engage corresponding surfaces in a recess on a pivoting member. The use of facets provides a secure connection while allowing a greater degree of angular adjustment and providing a further benefit of simple operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Duncan Beedall, Kevin Booth, Gary Fenton, Alberto Verteramo
  • Publication number: 20130331844
    Abstract: A surgical cutting guide (8) is described which comprises a body section delimiting a recess (14) extending into the body section from an external surface. The recess has a central axis and is for receiving an attachment protrusion (18) from a surgical alignment guide (6). The recess comprises: a first portion (36) having a first constant cross section along the central axis; and a second portion (38) having a second constant cross section along the central axis which is larger than the first constant cross section. The first and second portions are coaxial with the central axis and the second portion is closer to the external surface than the first portion. This configuration creates a stepped surface in the recess which is engaged by corresponding features on a protrusion of a surgical alignment guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Kevin Booth, Gary Fenton, Alberto Verteramo
  • Publication number: 20130317501
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system is described which comprises an alignment guide (6,100) comprising a body section having a through bore (50) defining a longitudinal axis (122); and a rod (40) comprising a cylindrical member (2) for insertion into the through bore; and a restraining system (46, 52, 48, 94) for preventing relative movement of the alignment guide and rod along the longitudinal axis, when the cylindrical member is inserted into the through bore, and the alignment guide is located towards the proximal end of the rod. The restraining system may comprise a resilient element (46) and a recess (52) configured to engage the resilient element. In a preferred embodiment, a resilient member is disposed on the surface of the rod. Such a system allows the alignment guide to be restrained towards the proximal end of the rod so that the rod can be inserted to a patient using one hand, rather than requiring two hands (one to secure the alignment guide relative to the rod and one to insert the rod).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: DEPUY (IRELAND)
    Inventors: Kevin Booth, Gary Fenton, Alberto Verteramo
  • Publication number: 20110245835
    Abstract: Patient specific surgical instruments, and in particular cutting guides, and methods of use and manufacture are described. The surgical instrument can be used in an orthopaedic arthroplasty procedure to be carried out on a joint of a patient and can allowing soft tissue balancing for the joint. The instrument comprises a body having an attachment area configured using data specific to a bone of the joint of the patient so as to attach to the bone in a unique position. The instrument includes at least a first cutting guide and an adjustment mechanism operable to change the position of the cutting guide relative to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicants: DEPUY ORTHOPADIE GMBH, DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventors: Gordon Dodds, Harald Bornfleth, Kevin Booth, Liam Dower, Daniel Auger
  • Publication number: 20070244486
    Abstract: A reamer guide is described for reaming a cavity within a tibia. The reamer guide comprises: a plate having a circular aperture there through and defining a plane; and a disc rotatably mounted in the aperture, the disc having a bushing therein defining a reamer axis offset from the center of the disc for receiving a reamer in use and in which the disc is rotatable about an axis transverse to the plane of the plate. Thus a cavity larger than the reamer can be accurately and easily formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Alex Hogg, Mick Rock, Kevin Booth
  • Publication number: 20070093823
    Abstract: A spinal distraction device is provided having a generally H-shaped cross section that maintains a desired space between adjacent spinous processes. The distraction device includes a body and two pairs of parallel sidewalls. The sidewalls create channels for receiving respective spinous processes. The distraction device is fused to the spinous processes with fixation devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicant: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Booth, Joseph Grant
  • Publication number: 20050251138
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a bone plate apparatus and methods for using the bone plate apparatus. More particularly, in one embodiment the bone plate apparatus and/or method may be used in connection with a laminoplasty procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Olevsky Boris, Kevin Booth, Joseph Grant
  • Publication number: 20050179349
    Abstract: An electronically-controlled locker system that utilizes distributing processing to control access to, and assignment of, a plurality of lockers in a school, workplace, fitness center, etc. The system uses a plurality of locker control units that control access to a corresponding set of lockers based on user inputs and on user/locker authorization data that is provided from a central administrator workstation. This administrator workstation communicates with a system control unit that is in communication with every locker control unit and which allows cross-communication between locker control units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Applicants: Penco Products, Inc., Digitech International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Booth, Harry Popolow, Richard Ford, Edward Johnson, Jon Loftin, Lance Osborne, David Johnson