Patents by Inventor Kevin Paul

Kevin Paul 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: 20180011460
    Abstract: Agricultural systems have increased in complexity to allow farmers to control the environmental factors impacting a crop. By analyzing data from a plurality, and preferably a large number, of operations, a particular objective for a particular plan may be developed for a particular crop. The equipment at a particular site may then monitor the crop and be controlled by a device, such as an on-site hub, to operate equipment in a manner associated with the particular plan and objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Jude Barone, Kevin Paul Mayer
  • Publication number: 20170311644
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. A system may include assembly cells each including an assembly track and assembly carriages that ride thereon and which engage components of partially-assembled cartridges. A transfer apparatus may transfer partially-assembled cartridges between the assembly cells. In another example system, cartridges may be assembled on platforms on a rotary track. The platforms may include assembly grippers with sequentially-opening clamps configured to receive the components of the partially-assembled cartridges. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: William Robert Collett, Quentin Paul Guenther, JR., Paul Andrew Brinkley, Jeffrey Edward Allgeyer, Ethan Matthew Bernhardt, Andrew Ross Matthews, Roger Ritter, Stephen Todd Schafer, Mathieu Leboeuf, Martin Lee Maple, Trenton S. Noonan, Kevin Paul Schafer
  • Patent number: 9806585
    Abstract: An electromagnetic rotor drive assembly for use with an internal combustion engine, the electromagnetic rotor drive assembly including a conductive coil capable of generating a magnetic field upon energization; a rotor rotatably mounted proximate the conductive coil; and a magnet coupled to the rotor, the magnet responsive to the magnetic field to angularly displace the rotor; whereby the rotor fixedly couples to a crankshaft rotated by at least one piston reciprocally disposed within a cylinder; and whereby the conductive coil is energized at a predetermined time point associated with a position of the piston within the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: RK Transportation Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Randall Jay Moore, Kevin Paul Moore
  • Patent number: 9794418
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment to facilitate activation and splitting of data billing between at least two parties, the method including starting, at the user equipment, a virtual subscriber identity module platform (‘VSP’) service on the user equipment; verifying VSP configuration information with a network server; upon verification, starting a data networking access point name (‘APN’) based on the configuration information on the user equipment; and setting a status indicator on the user equipment to indicate the VSP service is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Steven Pieda, Sivakumar Nagarajan, Mark De Abreu, Barry Fraser Yerxa, Pierre Pierre Blais, Thomas Leonard Trevor Plestid, Kevin Paul Fernandes
  • Publication number: 20170273953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid forms of 6-carboxy-2-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-benzoxazole and to methods for their preparation. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one solid form and to the therapeutic or prophylactic use of such solid forms and compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Paul GIRARD, Andrew J. JENSEN, Kris Nicole JONES
  • Patent number: 9770441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to solid forms of 6-carboxy-2-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-benzoxazole and to methods for their preparation. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one solid form and to the therapeutic or prophylactic use of such solid forms and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Paul Girard, Andrew J. Jensen, Kris Nicole Jones
  • Patent number: 9752780
    Abstract: Described is an abradable component for a gas turbine engine that includes a base having an outboard side which receives a supply of cooling air in use and an inboard side with a plurality of walls thereon. The walls intersect one another to define an abradable network of open faced cells on a gas washed surface thereof, and at least one of the walls includes one or more through-holes for providing a flow of cooling air from the outboard side to the gas washed surface of the abradable network of open faced cells, when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Simon Lloyd Jones, Kevin Paul Self, Mark John Simms
  • Patent number: 9751071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synthesizing high-quality nanocrystals via segmented, continuous flow microwave-assisted reactor were developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: STATE OF OREGON ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ki-Joong Kim, Eric Bradley Hostetler, Gregory Scott Herman, Daniel Alan Peterson, Chih-hung Chang, Brendan Thomas Flynn, Brian Kevin Paul, Richard Paul Oleksak
  • Publication number: 20170228813
    Abstract: A method for determining recipients of required notices in an order processing system includes initializing a line item set of orders, each line item in the set including at least a fulfiller indicator and an indication of a bundle group, and mapping line items to a bundle group to form a bundle group map. The method further includes storing the bundle group map for pre-orders which will ship at a later promise date. The promise date is also stored. If there is a future promise date the bundled group may be a pre-ordered bundle of line items. The line items are the products ordered. The method also includes associating rules with the bundle group, including at least one rule related to required notices. If at least one of the line items associated with a bundle group is not fulfilled by the promise date, compare the current date to the promise date, and apply the rules to the at least one line item in the bundle group. In some embodiments the notice will list the other line items not yet sent to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Zhigang Gong, Kevin Paul Swift, Uma Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9718334
    Abstract: A solar panel support assembly (12) for movably supporting a solar panel (10) relative to a surface (22) of a vehicle (624) comprises a fixed support member (14), a movable support member (16), and a locking assembly (20). The fixed support member (14) is fixedly coupled to the surface (22). The movable support member (16) is configured to retain the solar panel (10), the movable support member (16) being movably coupled to the fixed support member (14). The locking assembly (20) is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. When the locking assembly (20) is in the locked position, the movable support member (16) is substantially inhibited from moving relative to the fixed support member (14). The solar panel support assembly (12) can further comprise a mover assembly (18) that moves the movable support member (16) relative to the fixed support member (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Paul Means
  • Publication number: 20170211982
    Abstract: Disclosed is a low-cost, portable photo thermal spectroscopy (PTS) reader for use in detecting the presence of diseases in the bodily fluid of affected patients. The PTS reader is designed to be durable, easy to use and provide readings from the Lateral Flow Assay (LFA) with rapid results. Also provided are methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Ralf Lenigk, Mark Marshall Meyers, Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Timothy Toepfer, Keith Michael Looney, Terry Lee Saunders, Kevin Paul Flood Nichols, Matthew P. Horning, Benjamin K. Wilson, Daniel Keith Connors, David Gasperino
  • Publication number: 20170212108
    Abstract: A rapid diagnostic testing device for testing of a biological sample is provided. The device comprises a channeled construct, at least one lateral flow unit, and a cassette housing. The channeled construct is configured to receive a biological sample to form at least partially purified biological sample. The lateral flow unit is at least partially disposed in the cassette housing. The lateral flow unit comprises: a sample receiving zone, a conjugate zone and a detection zone. The sample receiving zone is operatively coupled to the channeled construct for receiving the partially purified biological sample comprising at least one analyte. The conjugate zone comprising a conjugate particle to bind the analyte is disposed adjacent to the first side of the sample receiving zone. The detection zone is disposed adjacent to the second side of the sample receiving zone and comprises at least one binding agent for detecting the analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Bing Li, Matthew Jeremiah Misner, David Roger Moore, Kevin Paul Flood Nichols, David Cate, Matthew F. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20170212109
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to flow assays including at least one electrically-actuated valve configured to control fluid flow. Methods of operating such flow assays are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: David Gasperino, Kevin Paul Flood Nichols, Bernhard Hans Weigl, Benjamin K. Wilson, Ozgur Emek Yildirim
  • Publication number: 20170152815
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for an exhaust gas recirculation system. In one example, an exhaust gas recirculation cooler includes a first section, arranged proximate to an exhaust gas inlet of the EGR cooler and including a first plurality of tubes and a first plurality of fins coupled to the first plurality of tubes, where at least one of the first plurality of tubes and the first plurality of fins are comprised of a first material that has a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE); and a second section, arranged downstream of the first section and including a second plurality of tubes and a second plurality of fins coupled to the second plurality of tubes, where the second plurality of tubes and the second plurality of fins are comprised of a second material that has a second CTE, the second CTE greater than the first CTE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric David Peters, Kevin Paul Bailey, John Patrick Dowell
  • Publication number: 20170138319
    Abstract: A system includes an exhaust gas an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) mixer which includes a housing and a first passage in the housing. The first passage may be configured to supply an EGR flow into the housing. The system further includes a second passage in the housing, such that the second passage is disposed about the first passage. The second passage is configured to supply at least one fluid flow into the housing. The system also includes a region downstream from the first and second passages, and a fluid outlet downstream from the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: James Richard Zurlo, Kenneth Edward Neuman, Kevin Paul Konkle, Brian Joseph Murphy
  • Publication number: 20170120323
    Abstract: Processes are provided that include providing a copper-manganese alloy containing copper and manganese and having an amount of manganese that is at least 32 weight percent and not more than 40 weight percent of a combined total amount of the copper and manganese in the copper-manganese alloy, and casting the copper-manganese alloy by multidirectional solidification to produce a product in the form of a casting. The copper-manganese alloy has a composition sufficiently near the congruent melting point of the Cu—Mn alloy system to sufficiently avoid dendritic growth during the multidirectional solidification of the copper-manganese alloy to avoid the formation of microporosity attributable to dendritic growth. The product has a cast microstructure having a cellular and/or planar solidification structure free of dendritic growth and having multidirectional columnar grains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Paul Trumble
  • Patent number: 9638685
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to flow assays including at least one electrically-actuated valve configured to control fluid flow. Methods of operating such flow assays are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TOKITAE LLC
    Inventors: David Gasperino, Kevin Paul Flood Nichols, Benjamin K. Wilson, Ozgur Emek Yildirim
  • Patent number: 9631882
    Abstract: A recoil controller is disclosed whose body 1 incorporates a strategically designed inner surface or surfaces 2. A moving countermass 6 impacts one or more times against one or more inner surfaces 2. During this process momentum is transferred from the countermass 6, to the inner surfaces 2, and then to the body 1 of the recoil controller, and then to anything to which it is attached or against which it is braced. The distributions, over time, of the momenta resulting from this transfer of momentum will depend on various factors including the composition, geometry and placement of the inner surfaces 2. A given recoil controller is designed such that the distributions, over time, of the momenta resulting from its use, are preferable to the distributions, over time, of the original momenta. The countermass 6? shown in FIG. 1 is the countermass 6 shown after one impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Paul Grant
  • Patent number: 9625385
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to photothermal spectroscopy apparatuses and systems for offset synchronous testing of flow assays. Methods of using and operating such photothermal spectroscopy systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TOKITAE LLC
    Inventors: David Gasperino, Matthew P. Horning, Kevin Paul Flood Nichols, Phil Rutschman, Benjamin K. Wilson, Ozgur Emek Yildirim
  • Patent number: D801192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Yen, Kevin Paul Blasko, Beng Wong Liu