Patents by Inventor Kevin Keough

Kevin Keough 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: 20170273691
    Abstract: A method for making a device for causing thrombosis of an aneurysm, wherein said device comprises a single elastic filament configurable between (i) an elongated, substantially linear configuration, and (ii) a longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration, said method comprising: providing a sheet of shape memory material; producing a single filament, two-dimensional interim structure from said sheet of shape memory material; mounting said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure to a fixture so that said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure is transformed into said longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration; and heat treating said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure while it is mounted to said fixture so as to produce said device in its longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Riina, Jeffrey Milsom, J. Frederick Cornhill, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Kevin Smith, Kevin Keough, Robert Andrews
  • Patent number: 9486224
    Abstract: A method for making a device for causing thrombosis of an aneurysm, wherein said device comprises a single elastic filament configurable between (i) an elongated, substantially linear configuration, and (ii) a longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration, said method comprising: providing a sheet of shape memory material; producing a single filament, two-dimensional interim structure from said sheet of shape memory material; mounting said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure to a fixture so that said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure is transformed into said longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration; and heat treating said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure while it is mounted to said fixture so as to produce said device in its longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Howard Riina, Jeffrey Milsom, J. Frederick Cornhill, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Kevin Smith, Kevin Keough, Robert Andrews
  • Publication number: 20150216534
    Abstract: A method for making a device for causing thrombosis of an aneurysm, wherein said device comprises a single elastic filament configurable between (i) an elongated, substantially linear configuration, and (ii) a longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration, said method comprising: providing a sheet of shape memory material; producing a single filament, two-dimensional interim structure from said sheet of shape memory material; mounting said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure to a fixture so that said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure is transformed into said longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration; and heat treating said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure while it is mounted to said fixture so as to produce said device in its longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Howard Riina, Jeffrey Milsom, J. Frederick Cornhill, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Kevin Smith, Kevin Keough, Robert Andrews
  • Patent number: 8956475
    Abstract: A method for making a device for causing thrombosis of an aneurysm, wherein said device comprises a single elastic filament configurable between (i) an elongated, substantially linear configuration, and (ii) a longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration, said method comprising: providing a sheet of shape memory material; producing a single filament, two-dimensional interim structure from said sheet of shape memory material; mounting said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure to a fixture so that said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure is transformed into said longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration; and heat treating said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure while it is mounted to said fixture so as to produce said device in its longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Howard Riina, Jeffrey Milsom, J. Frederick Cornhill, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Kevin Smith, Kevin Keough, Robert Andrews
  • Patent number: 8867034
    Abstract: A spectrometer sample head including a housing, at least one source of radiation in the housing, and a flip top sample cell including first and second hinged plates and a window through the first plate with a pane in the window, the pane for receiving a sample thereon. The housing includes a channel for receiving the plates when coupled together for placing the sample in the optical path of the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Spectro Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Albin, Thomas Barraclough, Michael Morkos, Patrick Henning, Eric John Olson, Kevin Keough
  • Publication number: 20140106041
    Abstract: A method of in-molding a food item in a package defining at least one cavity for holding the food item and having an opening for accessing the food item. Liquid food product is introduced into the at least one cavity and allowed to solidify to form a solid food product, which is then unseated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Lion Rock Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 8658234
    Abstract: A method of in-molding a food item in a package defining at least one cavity for holding the food item and having an opening for accessing the food item. Liquid food product is introduced into the at least one cavity and allowed to solidify to form a solid food product, which is then unseated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Rock Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 8574646
    Abstract: A solid food product is molded in a mold cavity and is thereafter packaged in the mold cavity. The mold cavity is formed in a sheet and includes a side wall which extends from the sheet and a bottom wall which includes an inverting portion which extends from said side wall and a central portion. The central potion of the bottom wall includes a plurality of ridges which form a decorative design. A liquid food product is introduced into the mold cavity and allowed to solidify to form a molded solid food product. The central portion of the bottom wall is thereafter pushed into the mold cavity to invert said inverting potion and to push the molded food product away from the central portion of the bottom wall. The molded food product includes ridges which correspond to the ridges in the bottom wall of the mold cavity. A lid is attached to the sheet to enclose and package the molded food product within the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lion Rock Licensing Corp.
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 8384895
    Abstract: A spectrometer sample head including a housing, at least one source of radiation in the housing, and a flip top sample cell. First and second hinged plates each include a window aligned with each other when the plate are coupled together. The housing includes a channel for receiving the plates when coupled together for placing the sample in the optical path of the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Spectro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Albin, Thomas Barraclough, Michael Morkos, Patrick Henning, Eric John Olson, Kevin Keough
  • Publication number: 20120289988
    Abstract: A method for making a device for causing thrombosis of an aneurysm, wherein said device comprises a single elastic filament configurable between (i) an elongated, substantially linear configuration, and (ii) a longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration, said method comprising: providing a sheet of shape memory material; producing a single filament, two-dimensional interim structure from said sheet of shape memory material; mounting said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure to a fixture so that said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure is transformed into said longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration; and heat treating said single filament, two-dimensional interim structure while it is mounted to said fixture so as to produce said device in its longitudinally-contracted, substantially three-dimensional configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Howard Riina, Jeffrey Milsom, J. Frederick Cornhill, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Kevin Smith, Kevin Keough, Robert Andrews
  • Publication number: 20120244267
    Abstract: A method of in-molding a food item in a package defining at least one cavity for holding the food item and having an opening for accessing the food item. Liquid food product is introduced into the at least one cavity and allowed to solidify to form a solid food product, which is then unseated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: LION ROCK LICENSING CORP.
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 8034390
    Abstract: An automated food processing system and method are provided that allow food to be dispensed, fried and packaged in a suitable container, which may be an individual portion-sized container. In one embodiment, the system includes separate automated modules for dispensing, frying and packaging the food. In one embodiment, an automated dispensing device dispenses a predetermined portion of food from a bulk storage container or food dispensing magazine to an automated fry device that can include at least one circular fry wheel having a plurality of food containing compartments. After the food is fried it is dispensed from the fry device to an automated packaging device. The automated packaging device dispenses food to a container that may be an individual portion-sized container that is retrieved, erected and held into position for filling by an automated container handling system. A conveyor system transports the filled container to a suitable pick-up location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Ron Dorsten, Henry T. Ewald, Jenny Hong, Glenn Schackmuth, Christopher Juneau, Steven Konold, Richard Montafi, Benny Nunley, Charles E. Rose, David Bone, Tiffany C. Curry, Eddie R Mann, Mario G. Ceste, Curtis Clarence Pinnow, Ly Nguyen, Mitchell Strew, Andrew Courier, Kevin Keough, Richard Terrazzano, Douglas Christian Greening, John Meisner, John A. J. Wedel, John M. Corliss, Joseph Gerstmann, James Lozouski, William Day, Doug Jones, Roberto Nevarez, Keith Stanger, Jerry Sank
  • Patent number: 7981455
    Abstract: An automated food processing system and method are provided that allow food to be dispensed, fried and packaged in a suitable container, which may be an individual portion-sized container. In one embodiment, the system includes separate automated modules for dispensing, frying and packaging the food. In one embodiment, an automated dispensing device dispenses a predetermined portion of food from a bulk storage container or food dispensing magazine to an automated fry device that can include at least one circular fry wheel having a plurality of food containing compartments. After the food is fried it is dispensed from the fry device to an automated packaging device. The automated packaging device dispenses food to a container that may be an individual portion-sized container that is retrieved, erected and held into position for filling by an automated container handling system. A conveyor system transports the filled container to a suitable pick-up location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Ron Dorsten, Henry T. Ewald, Jenny Hong, Glenn Schackmuth, Christopher Juneau, Steven Konold, Richard Montafi, Benny Nunley, Charles E. Rose, David Bone, Tiffany Curry, Eddie R Mann, Mario G. Ceste, Curtis Clarence Pinnow, Ly Nguyen, Mitchell Strew, Andrew Courier, Kevin Keough, Richard Terrazzano, Douglas Christian Greening, John Meisner, John A. J. Wedel, John M. Corliss, Joseph Gerstmann, James Lozouski, William Day, Doug Jones, Roberto Nevarez, Keith Stanger, Jerry Sank
  • Publication number: 20110020505
    Abstract: A solid food product is molded in a mold cavity and is thereafter packaged in the mold cavity. The mold cavity is formed in a sheet and includes a side wall which extends from the sheet and a bottom wall which includes an inverting portion which extends from said side wall and a central portion. The central potion of the bottom wall includes a plurality of ridges which form a decorative design. A liquid food product is introduced into the mold cavity and allowed to solidify to form a molded solid food product. The central portion of the bottom wall is thereafter pushed into the mold cavity to invert said inverting potion and to push the molded food product away from the central portion of the bottom wall. The molded food product includes ridges which correspond to the ridges in the bottom wall of the mold cavity. A lid is attached to the sheet to enclose and package the molded food product within the mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: LION ROCK HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 7829131
    Abstract: A solid food product is molded in a mold cavity and is thereafter packaged in the mold cavity. The mold cavity is formed in a sheet and includes a side wall which extends from the sheet and a bottom wall which includes an inverting portion which extends from said side wall and a central portion. The central potion of the bottom wall includes a plurality of ridges which form a decorative design. A liquid food product is introduced into the mold cavity and allowed to solidify to form a molded solid food product. The central portion of the bottom wall is thereafter pushed into the mold cavity to invert said inverting potion and to push the molded food product away from the central portion of the bottom wall. The molded food product includes ridges which correspond to the ridges in the bottom wall of the mold cavity. A lid is attached to the sheet to enclose and package the molded food product within the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Lion Rock Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Publication number: 20100182599
    Abstract: A spectrometer sample head including a housing, at least one source of radiation in the housing, and a flip top sample cell. First and second hinged plates each include a window aligned with each other when the plate are coupled together. The housing includes a channel for receiving the plates when coupled together for placing the sample in the optical path of the radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Scott Albin, Thomas Barraclough, Michael Morkos, Patrick Henning, Eric John Olson, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 7703636
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for dispensing a quantity of food to be cooked. The device includes a freezer, a storage container located in the freezer, means located in the freezer for dispensing a predetermined quantity of food from the storage container into a secondary container, and means for dispensing the quantity of food from the secondary container to a location outside the freezer. The means for dispensing a predetermined quantity of food may be, for example, a magazine with dual spiral flights for dispensing food items one at a time, or a vibratory conveyor cooperating with a device for determining a quantity of food in the secondary conveyor and means for terminating the dispensing when a predetermined quantity of food is sensed. The secondary container may have an opening in its bottom and be movable laterally to align its opening with an opening in the freezer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Glenn Schackmuth, Craig Conley, Ron Dorsten, Henry T. Ewald, Jenny M. Hong, David Bone, Brian Rudesill, Mario G. Ceste, Doug Christian Greening, Kevin Keough, John Meisner, Curtis Clarence Pinnow, John A. J. Wedel
  • Publication number: 20090053370
    Abstract: A solid food product is molded in a mold cavity and is thereafter packaged in the mold cavity. The mold cavity is formed in a sheet and includes a side wall which extends from the sheet and a bottom wall which includes an inverting portion which extends from said side wall and a central portion. The central potion of the bottom wall includes a plurality of ridges which form a decorative design. A liquid food product is introduced into the mold cavity and allowed to solidify to form a molded solid food product. The central portion of the bottom wall is thereafter pushed into the mold cavity to invert said inverting potion and to push the molded food product away from the central portion of the bottom wall. The molded food product includes ridges which correspond to the ridges in the bottom wall of the mold cavity. A lid is attached to the sheet to enclose and package the molded food product within the mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: David Smith, David Riemersma, Mark Peters, Kevin Keough
  • Patent number: 7441388
    Abstract: An automated food processing system and method is provided that allows food to be dispensed, fried and packaged in a suitable container, which may be an individual portion-sized container. In one embodiment, the system includes separate automated modules for dispensing, frying and packaging the food. In one embodiment, an automated dispensing device dispenser a predetermined portion of food from a bulk storage container or food dispensing magazine. Food is dispensed from the automated dispensing device to an automated fry device that can include at least one circular fry wheel having a plurality of food containing compartments. After the food is fried it is dispensed from the fry device to an automated packaging device. The automated packaging device dispenses food to a container that may be an individual portion-sized container that is retrieved, erected and held into position for filling by an automated container handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Ron Dorsten, Jenny Hong, Glenn Schackmuth, Mario G. Ceste, Curtis Clarence Pinnow, Christopher Juneau, Steven Konold, Richard Montafi, Benny Nunley, Charles E. Rose, Andrew Courier, Kevin Keough, Richard Terrazzano
  • Publication number: 20080193617
    Abstract: An automated food processing system and method is provided that allows food to be dispensed, fried and packaged in a suitable container, which may be an individual portion-sized container. In one embodiment, the system includes separate automated modules for dispensing, frying and packaging the food. In one embodiment, an automated dispensing device dispenser a predetermined portion of food from a bulk storage container or food dispensing magazine. Food is dispensed from the automated dispensing device to an automated fry device that can include at least one circular fry wheel having a plurality of food containing compartments. After the food is fried it is dispensed from the fry device to an automated packaging device. The automated packaging device dispenses food to a container that may be an individual portion-sized container that is retrieved, erected and held into position for filling by an automated container handling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Ron Dorsten, Henry T. Ewald, Jenny Hong, Glenn Schackmuth, Christopher Juneau, Steven Konold, Richard Montafi, Benny Nunley, Charles E. Rose, David Bone, Tiffany C. Curry, Eddie Mann, Mario G. Ceste, Curtis Clarence Pinnow, Ly Nguyen, Mitchell Strew, Andrew Courier, Kevin Keough, Richard Terrazzano, Douglas Christian Greening, John Meisner, John A. J. Wedel, John M. Corliss, Joseph Gerstmann, James Lozouski, William Day, Doug Jones, Roberto Nevarez, Keith Stanger, Jerry Sank