Patents by Inventor Kevin W. Harris

Kevin W. Harris 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: 10299792
    Abstract: A fastener cartridge can comprise fastener cavities arranged in longitudinal rows. A first fastener having a first configuration and a second fastener having a second configuration can be stored within a longitudinal row. First fasteners having a first configuration can be stored within a first longitudinal row and second fasteners having a second configuration can be stored within a second longitudinal row. Each first fastener can have a proximal leg, or leg portion, extending at a first proximal angle and a distal leg, or leg portion, extending at a first distal angle and each second fastener can have a proximal leg, or leg portion, extending at a second proximal angle and a distal leg, or leg portion, extending at a second distal angle. The first proximal angle can be different than the second proximal angle and/or the first distal angle can be different than the second distal angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Huitema, Kevin R. Doll, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Emily A. Schellin, Jason L. Harris, Geoffrey C. Hueil
  • Patent number: 10292703
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for forming and securing a tissue plication. More particularly, the devices and methods of the present invention can be used to create multiple tissue folds on an anterior and posterior wall of a stomach cavity to reduce the volume thereof. In one aspect, a method of gastric volume reduction is disclosed that includes advancing a tissue acquisition and fixation device endoscopically into a stomach, manipulating the device to form a first fold of tissue on an interior surface of an anterior wall of the stomach, and manipulating the device to form a second fold of tissue on an interior surface of a posterior wall of the stomach, where the second fold is not attached to the first fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Felder, Lawrence Crainich, Justin W. Sherrill, Jason L. Harris, Mark S. Zeiner
  • Publication number: 20190065926
    Abstract: Spoolable RFID-enabled wristbands with maximized read range. In an embodiment, a wristband comprises flexible material formed into a flag portion and a strap portion. The flag portion comprises a radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlay embedded within the material. The strap portion extends from the flag portion, and is perforated in a line along a longitudinal axis of the wristband from a distal end of the strap portion that is distal to the flag portion to a hole at a proximal end of the strap portion that is proximal to the flag portion, such that the strap portion may be torn, from the distal end to the hole at the proximal end, along the perforated line, into two sections of substantially equal dimension, which each extend from the flag portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Luke Christopher WAIDMANN, Tom C. LORENZANA, Enrique Adrian VALDEZ, Chetan Shantilal KARANI, Kevin W. HARRIS
  • Patent number: 9457728
    Abstract: A roller load assisted roof-top carrier for elongate articles such as kayak boats. The roof-top carrier includes a space frame having at least a U-shaped portion, the legs of which are each slidingly mountable to each of a front and back cross bar of a vehicular roof rack. In this manner, the space frame translates unitarily relative to the vehicular roof rack. Forward and back cross members are provided that are mounted upon the space frame, the front cross member carrying a pair of kayak saddles, each faced with a friction inducing material for discouraging slippage between a secured kayak and the space frame and the back cross member carrying a pair of guide panels, each faced with a slip inducing material for encouraging slippage between a kayak being loaded on or unloaded from the space frame. A roller can be mounted on a back portion of the space frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Frederick G. Murray, Kevin W. Harris
  • Patent number: 9213563
    Abstract: Systems and methods for executing non-native instructions in a computing system having a processor configured to execute native instructions are provided. A dynamic translator uses instruction code translation in parallel with just-in-time (JIT) compilation to execute the non-native instructions. Non-native instructions may be interpreted to generate instruction codes, which may be stored in a shadow memory. During a subsequent scheduling of a non-native instruction for execution, the corresponding instruction code may be retrieved from the shadow memory and executed, thereby avoiding reinterpreting the non-native instruction. In addition, the JIT compiler may compile instruction codes to generate native instructions, which may be made available for execution, further speeding up the execution process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew T. Jennings, Charles R Caldarale, Maurice Marks, Kevin W Harris
  • Publication number: 20150277861
    Abstract: A method for executing non-native instructions in a computing system having a processor configured to execute native instructions may include fetching a first non-native instruction from a plurality of non-native instructions; interpreting the first non-native instruction to generate a first instruction code; compiling the first instruction code to generate a first native instruction corresponding to the first non-native instruction; determining whether to execute the first instruction code or the generated first native instruction; and implementing a first virtual machine instruction corresponding to the first non-native instruction based, at least in part, on determining whether to execute the first instruction code or the first native instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: ANDREW T. JENNINGS, Charles R. Caldarale, Kevin W. Harris, MAURICE MARKS
  • Publication number: 20150186170
    Abstract: Systems and methods for executing nonnative instructions in a computing system having a processor configured to execute native instructions are provided. A dynamic translator uses instruction code translation in parallel with just-in-time (JIT) compilation to execute the non-native instructions. Non-native instructions may be interpreted to generate instruction codes, which may be stored in a shadow memory. During a subsequent scheduling of a non-native instruction for execution, the corresponding instruction code may be retrieved from the shadow memory and executed, thereby avoiding reinterpreting the non-native instruction. In addition, the JIT compiler may compile instruction codes to generate native instructions, which may be made available for execution, further speeding up the execution process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: UNISYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew T. Jennings, Charles R. Caldarale, Maurice Marks, Kevin W. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150031554
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of detecting a level of cell injury in a subject, the method comprising detecting an amount of extracellular telomeres in a biological sample from the subject. The amount of extracellular telomeres as compared to a control amount indicates the level of cell injury in the subject. Further provided is a kit for detecting a level of apoptosis in a subject, the kit comprises first and second nucleic acid sequences, wherein the first and second nucleic acid sequences hybridize with an extracellular telomere; and a container. The first and second nucleic acid sequences can comprise SEQ ID NO: 1 and SEQ ID NO:2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin W. Harris, Katri S. Selander, David Graves
  • Publication number: 20140252056
    Abstract: A roller load assisted roof-top carrier for elongate articles such as kayak boats. The roof-top carrier includes a space frame having at least a U-shaped portion, the legs of which are each slidingly mountable to each of a front and back cross bar of a vehicular roof rack. In this manner, the space frame translates unitarily relative to the vehicular roof rack. Forward and back cross members are provided that are mounted upon the space frame, the front cross member carrying a pair of kayak saddles, each faced with a friction inducing material for discouraging slippage between a secured kayak and the space frame and the back cross member carrying a pair of guide panels, each faced with a slip inducing material for encouraging slippage between a kayak being loaded on or unloaded from the space frame. A roller can be mounted on a back portion of the space frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THULE SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Frederick G. MURRAY, Kevin W. HARRIS
  • Patent number: 8733604
    Abstract: A roller load assisted roof-top carrier for elongate articles such as kayak boats. The roof-top carrier includes a space frame having at least a U-shaped portion, the legs of which are each slidingly mountable to each of a front and back cross bar of a vehicular roof rack. In this manner, the space frame translates unitarily relative to the vehicular roof rack. Forward and back cross members are provided that are mounted upon the space frame, the front cross member carrying a pair of kayak saddles, each faced with a friction inducing material for discouraging slippage between a secured kayak and the space frame and the back cross member carrying a pair of guide panels, each faced with a slip inducing material for encouraging slippage between a kayak being loaded on or unloaded from the space frame. A roller is mounted on a back bight portion of the space frame, the roller being located at a fixed spacing with respect to the front and back cross members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Frederick G. Murray, Kevin W. Harris
  • Publication number: 20080038080
    Abstract: An article for retaining nuts used for secure attachment of an object to a supporting structure. The article includes a connector extending between a first housing and a second housing. The first housing includes a first nut retainer for a nut used to secure a first bolt passing through the supporting structure for attachment of the object to the supporting structure and the second housing includes a second nut retainer for a nut used to secure a second bolt passing through the supporting structure for attachment of the object to the supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Mark Viklund, Kevin W. Harris
  • Publication number: 20080035689
    Abstract: A roller load assisted roof-top carrier for elongate articles such as kayak boats. The roof-top carrier includes a space frame having at least a U-shaped portion, the legs of which are each slidingly mountable to each of a front and back cross bar of a vehicular roof rack. In this manner, the space frame translates unitarily relative to the vehicular roof rack. Forward and back cross members are provided that are mounted upon the space frame, the front cross member carrying a pair of kayak saddles, each faced with a friction inducing material for discouraging slippage between a secured kayak and the space frame and the back cross member carrying a pair of guide panels, each faced with a slip inducing material for encouraging slippage between a kayak being loaded on or unloaded from the space frame. A roller is mounted on a back bight portion of the space frame, the roller being located at a fixed spacing with respect to the front and back cross members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Frederick G. Murray, Kevin W. Harris
  • Patent number: 7234617
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing dual anti-theft locks protecting an elongate object stored on a load bar of a load carrier. A bracket is attached to a retainer using connecting fasteners secured by connecting knobs to firmly attach the apparatus to the load bar when the load bar lies between the bracket and the retainer. A lever extending from the retainer controls a first locking mechanism having a gripper cable for wrapping the elongate object tightly against the retainer. The lever also controls a second locking mechanism coupling the lever to at least one latch that prevents rotation of one or more connecting knobs to prevent removal of the apparatus from the load bar. A lock limits movement of the lever to prevent or allow release of the elongate object from the retainer and the apparatus from the load bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventors: Gregor Weaver, Mark Viklund, Vincent Bove, Kevin W. Harris
  • Publication number: 20040182898
    Abstract: A vehicular cargo carrying arrangement having a cargo carrier secured by an anchor assembly to a transporting vehicle. The arrangement includes a transporting vehicle and a cargo carrier releasably interconnected by an anchor assembly, the transporting vehicle having a receiving arrangement for the anchor assembly. The anchor assembly has a pair of spaced apart connecting members, each of the connecting members being releasably attached between the cargo carrier and the transporting vehicle. At least one of the connecting members is adapted to accommodate fixation of a spanning member between the pair of spaced apart connecting members. A spanning member is connected between the pair of spaced apart connecting members and is configured to accept a securement member thereupon by a slip connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: THULE SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Kevin W. HARRIS
  • Patent number: 6598130
    Abstract: The invention comprises a technique for allocating memory in a multiprocessing computing system. In a first aspect, a method in accordance with the present invention begins by collecting a plurality of descriptions of shared data items. The shared data items are then dynamically allocated into a local virtual address space shared by a plurality of CPUs within a single node. The description of this allocation is the then stored. The method then accesses the stored allocation description to determine the virtual memory address of a shared data item. Whenever a data request is generated, it is determined from this virtual memory address whether the shared data item is available within the shared local virtual address space. If so, the access is performed in the shared local virtual address space. If the data is unavailable in the local virtual address space, it is accessed from a remote memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Harris, Brian F. Wibecan, John A. Bircsak
  • Publication number: 20020087813
    Abstract: The invention comprises a technique for allocating memory in a multiprocessing computing system. In a first aspect, a method in accordance with the present invention begins by collecting a plurality of descriptions of shared data items. The shared data items are then dynamically allocated into a local virtual address space shared by a plurality of CPUs within a single node. The description of this allocation is the then stored. The method then accesses the stored allocation description to determine the virtual memory address of a shared data item. Whenever a data request is generated, it is determined from this virtual memory address whether the shared data item is available within the shared local virtual address space. If so, the access is performed in the shared local virtual address space. If the data is unavailable in the local virtual address space, it is accessed from a remote memory space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin W. Harris, Brian F. Wibecan, John A. Bircsak
  • Publication number: 20010030214
    Abstract: An anchor assembly adapted for securing a cargo carrier body to a short roof-line transporting vehicle. The anchor assembly includes a pair of spaced apart connecting members, each of which are adapted to be attached to a cargo carrier body. At least one of the connecting members is adapted to accommodate fixation of a spanning member between the pair of spaced apart connecting members. A spanning member is adapted to be connected between the pair of spaced apart connecting members and the spanning member is configured to accept a securement member thereupon by a slip connection. A moveable securement member is slidingly engaged upon the spanning member and has one end distally positionable away from the spanning member which is adapted to be secured to a transporting vehicle. Such fixation is normally accomplished using an anchor clip. The anchor clip is typically adapted to catch in a gap space on the transporting vehicle established between the door frame(s) and a roof's surface of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventor: Kevin W. Harris
  • Patent number: D415230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Roger Cleveland Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Stone, Lionel Poincenot, David M. Bennett, Kevin W. Harris, John A. Creel
  • Patent number: D424643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Roger Cleveland Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Stone, Lionel Poincenot, Kevin W. Harris
  • Patent number: D432609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Roger Cleveland Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Bennett, Kevin W. Harris, Lionel Poincenot, Daniel J. Stone, Douglas E. Roberts