Patents by Inventor Kevin Hanson

Kevin Hanson 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).

  • Patent number: 10903047
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a plasma system comprising: a plasma chamber, an RF plasma generator, a bias generator, and a controller. The RF plasma generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of RF bursts, each of the plurality of RF bursts including RF waveforms, each of the plurality of RF bursts having an RF burst turn on time and an RF burst turn off time. The bias generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of bias bursts, each of the plurality of bias bursts including bias pulses, each of the plurality of bias bursts having an bias burst turn on time and an bias burst turn off time. In some embodiments the controller is in communication with the RF plasma generator and the bias generator that controls the timing of various bursts or waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, James Prager, Kevin Muggli, Eric Hanson
  • Publication number: 20200387741
    Abstract: A method for creating point cloud representations for a point cloud generated based on images, wherein the method comprises receiving a point cloud generated based on images, retrieving, from a user, selection criterion information, wherein the selection criterion information is related to the quality information comprised by the points of the point cloud, and filtering the generated point cloud and creating a filtered-point-cloud representation to be displayed while leaving volume and substance of the generated point cloud unchanged, wherein for each point of the point cloud its quality information is compared with the retrieved selection criterion information and only those points of the point cloud are used for the creation of the filtered-point-cloud representation to be displayed, which have a quality information fulfilling the retrieved selection criterion information, and displaying the filtered-point-cloud representation to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Thomas BACH, Martina DI RITA, Anargyros MARTYRIDIS, Kevin HANSON
  • Publication number: 20200352136
    Abstract: A system for interacting with an animal provides a local device to provide a cue to the animal and generate characteristic data of the animal, a remote network in communication with the local device and configured to receive the characteristic data and generate first feedback data, and execute a machine learning algorithm to generate learned data based on the first feedback data and the characteristic data; wherein the local device is further configured to operate according to the learned data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Hanson, Victoria Ramos, Kyle Alexander, Hettie Haines
  • Publication number: 20200357607
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a plasma system comprising: a plasma chamber, an RF plasma generator, a bias generator, and a controller. The RF plasma generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of RF bursts, each of the plurality of RF bursts including RF waveforms, each of the plurality of RF bursts having an RF burst turn on time and an RF burst turn off time. The bias generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of bias bursts, each of the plurality of bias bursts including bias pulses, each of the plurality of bias bursts having an bias burst turn on time and an bias burst turn off time. In some embodiments the controller is in communication with the RF plasma generator and the bias generator that controls the timing of various bursts or waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, James Prager, Kevin Muggli, Eric Hanson
  • Publication number: 20200244254
    Abstract: A nanosecond pulser system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the nanosecond pulser system may include a nanosecond pulser having a nanosecond pulser input; a plurality of switches coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; one or more transformers coupled with the plurality of switches; and an output coupled with the one or more transformers and providing a high voltage waveform with a amplitude greater than 2 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz based on the nanosecond pulser input. The nanosecond pulser system may also include a control module coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; and an control system coupled with the nanosecond pulser at a point between the transformer and the output, the control system providing waveform data regarding an high voltage waveform produced at the point between the transformer and the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli
  • Patent number: 10721912
    Abstract: The pet enrichment device comprises a housing, a microcontroller, a treat dispenser, an interface device, and a detection device. The pet enrichment device provides automated training by displaying videos and/or projecting audio via the interface device. The detection device captures, analyzes, and tracks the specific movement and specific positions of the animal. If a command is performed correctly, the treat dispenser may dispense an edible object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Hanson
  • Publication number: 20200168437
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a plasma system comprising: a plasma chamber, an RF plasma generator, a bias generator, and a controller. The RF plasma generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of RF bursts, each of the plurality of RF bursts including RF waveforms, each of the plurality of RF bursts having an RF burst turn on time and an RF burst turn off time. The bias generator may be electrically coupled with the plasma chamber and may produce a plurality of bias bursts, each of the plurality of bias bursts including bias pulses, each of the plurality of bias bursts having an bias burst turn on time and an bias burst turn off time. In some embodiments the controller is in communication with the RF plasma generator and the bias generator that controls the timing of various bursts or waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Kenneth Miller, James Prager, Kevin Muggli, Eric Hanson
  • Patent number: 10659019
    Abstract: A nanosecond pulser system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the nanosecond pulser system may include a nanosecond pulser having a nanosecond pulser input; a plurality of switches coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; one or more transformers coupled with the plurality of switches; and an output coupled with the one or more transformers and providing a high voltage waveform with a amplitude greater than 2 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz based on the nanosecond pulser input. The nanosecond pulser system may also include a control module coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; and an control system coupled with the nanosecond pulser at a point between the transformer and the output, the control system providing waveform data regarding an high voltage waveform produced at the point between the transformer and the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli
  • Publication number: 20200121350
    Abstract: A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. The medical device may further include a snare device configured to transition between a contracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an expanded state extending distally of the insertion device. The snare device may include a loop including a pair of legs and a distal tip. The distal tip may include a plurality of stabilizers between the pair of legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven LARSEN, Brian Hanson, Elias Khoury, Ismail Guler, Paul Smith, Daniel Vancamp, Wade Strelow, Kevin McElwee
  • Publication number: 20200110758
    Abstract: A multipath explorer may allow a user to quickly visualize an entire population of data hierarchically in a tree-like structure. For example, a user can select a first filter to be applied to a data set, and the multipath explorer can display data in the data set that satisfies the first filter requirements and data in the data set that does not satisfy the first filter requirements. A second filter can be applied to the data in the data set, and the multipath explorer can display data in the data set that satisfies the first and second filter requirements, data in the data set that satisfies the first filter requirements and not the second filter requirements, data in the data set that satisfies the second filter requirements and not the first filter requirements, and data in the data set that does not satisfy the first or second filter requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Adit Kumar, Lindsay Canfield, Karl Hanson, Kevin Simler, Beyang Liu
  • Patent number: 10600059
    Abstract: A component-based customer care management provides a flexible, modifiable, and customizable data processing system that may be tailored according to a business' needs. The component-based system may be deployed as a software, hardware, or software and hardware enterprise system. The enterprise system may include discrete federated task-based components that interface with a database of information through a data management or integration components. The enterprise system may be modified or updated with modifications to components to realize changing data processing needs. The enterprise system may be maintained, revised, modified, or updated without substantial or significant recoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED, AMDOCS, INC.
    Inventors: Greg Verego, William Guinn, Maxine Campbell, Michael Axford, Kevin Edwards, Craig Hanson
  • Patent number: 10548625
    Abstract: A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. The medical device may further include a snare device configured to transition between a contracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an expanded state extending distally of the insertion device. The snare device may include a loop including a pair of legs and a distal tip. The distal tip may include a plurality of stabilizers between the pair of legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Larsen, Brian Hanson, Elias Khoury, Ismail Guler, Paul Smith, Daniel Vancamp, Wade Strelow, Kevin McElwee
  • Publication number: 20200036367
    Abstract: A nanosecond pulser system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the nanosecond pulser system may include a nanosecond pulser having a nanosecond pulser input; a plurality of switches coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; one or more transformers coupled with the plurality of switches; and an output coupled with the one or more transformers and providing a high voltage waveform with a amplitude greater than 2 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz based on the nanosecond pulser input. The nanosecond pulser system may also include a control module coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; and an control system coupled with the nanosecond pulser at a point between the transformer and the output, the control system providing waveform data regarding an high voltage waveform produced at the point between the transformer and the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli
  • Publication number: 20200005341
    Abstract: Systems and methods for future trends forecasting based on prediction market probability estimates. Alternative simulated starting values for prediction markets are used in order to determine the preferred starting values for prediction markets to use in volumetric forecasting. A user interface that facilitates using prediction market probability estimates to determine future trends forecasts is described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Consensus Point, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bradley Marsh, Brad Wilson, Robin HANSON
  • Patent number: 10512477
    Abstract: A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. A snare device may be configured to transition between a retracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an extended state extending distally of the insertion device. The snare device may comprise a wire. A member may be disposed within the lumen of the insertion device. The member may be configured to maintain legs of the snare device in an open snare loop configuration in the extended state. In the open snare loop configuration, the wire may include an arcuate loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Elias Khoury, Wade Strelow, Jr., Steven Larsen, Ismail Guler, Brian Hanson, Daniel Vancamp, Paul Smith, Kevin McElwee, Oscar Carrillo, Jr., Andrew Schaubhut, Samuel Raybin, Man Nguyen, Naroun Suon
  • Patent number: 10452678
    Abstract: A multipath explorer may allow a user to quickly visualize an entire population of data hierarchically in a tree-like structure. For example, a user can select a first filter to be applied to a data set, and the multipath explorer can display data in the data set that satisfies the first filter requirements and data in the data set that does not satisfy the first filter requirements. A second filter can be applied to the data in the data set, and the multipath explorer can display data in the data set that satisfies the first and second filter requirements, data in the data set that satisfies the first filter requirements and not the second filter requirements, data in the data set that satisfies the second filter requirements and not the first filter requirements, and data in the data set that does not satisfy the first or second filter requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Adit Kumar, Lindsay Canfield, Karl Hanson, Kevin Simler, Beyang Liu
  • Publication number: 20190183112
    Abstract: A moving decoy that better captures the natural movements of a goose or similar game bird in critical aspects, most notably, the characteristic, highly flexible goose neck and the wagging of the tail is provided. The invention provides an improved set of neck vertebrae for use in this application and may operate as integrated into the rest of the decoy or as a modular neck modular neck may be attached to a variety of different decoys. Actuation of the neck may be provided by self-contained electrical motor and power unit in the latter case. In an alternative embodiment remote access of the neck may be provided by cables run between the decoy and a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Fick, Jose Alvarez, Sam Hanson, Scott Schnering, Joseph Stoffel, Robert Welsh, Kevin Duban, Karl Goetsch, Adam Hunger, Connor Olson, Will Peckham
  • Publication number: 20160316716
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the pet enrichment device comprises a housing, a microcontroller, a treat dispenser, an interface device, and a detection device. The pet enrichment device provides automated training by displaying videos and/or projecting audio via the interface device. The detection device captures, analyzes, and tracks the specific movement and specific positions of the animal. If a command is performed correctly, the treat dispenser may dispense an edible object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Hanson
  • Publication number: 20050060246
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product are disclosed for monitoring inventory in an inventory control framework. In accordance with one embodiment, information relating to a load supported by a storage unit may be input into the storage unit. The storage unit may have a weight sensor for sensing the weight of the load supported by the storage unit. Information may then be obtained from the storage unit about the load supported by the storage unit as well as information identifying the storage unit. Inventory information relating to the load my be updated based on the information obtained from the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Roc Lastinger, Robert Ufford, Nissim Ozer, Armando Viteri, Kevin Hanson
  • Publication number: 20020138564
    Abstract: A system and method that enables users operating originating devices, such as PC's, laptop computers, PDA's, pocket PC's, cell phones, etc., to print documents, images, and Web pages via a “driverless” print server (DPS) system without requiring any printing device drivers to be loaded on the originating device. The server system utilizes a table driven mechanism to process and handle various printer events generated by various software applications pertaining to the documents desired to be printed by operators of the originating devices. Print data corresponding to a document is then directed over various networks to a selected target printer. The system provides two-way communication between the DPS server computer and the originating device as well as two-way communication between the DPS server computer and the target printers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Jay A. Treptow, Gregory H. Wong, Gordon Hanson, Kevin Hanson, Kris Henderson, Mike Loholt