Patents by Inventor Kim S. Christensen

Kim S. Christensen 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: 5811812
    Abstract: A non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) multi-gas analyzer has an optical element that is positioned with respect to the axis of incident IR radiation such that it passes nearly all of the IR energy within a narrow band pass to one detector and reflects nearly all of the IR energy outside the narrow band pass to another detector. Thus, the optical element simultaneously functions both as a narrow band pass filter and a beam splitter, which transmits nearly all the IR energy within a band pass and reflects nearly all the IR energy outside the band pass. Additionally, the separation of the incoming energy can be achieved without an extended roll off. This allows using a reference transmission band that is very close to the absorption band of the gases of interest. It more specifically allows using a reference transmission band that is located between the absorption bands for hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide in an infrared analyzer that uses beam splitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Andros, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin G. Williams, Kim S. Christensen
  • Patent number: 4341568
    Abstract: A device and method for washing an object in a receptacle. The device includes an end portion introducible into and cooperative with the receptacle to define a substantially enclosed space containing the object to be washed. The fluid is introduced into and aspirated from the substantially enclosed space such that the object is movable in the fluid between the end portion and the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Beckman Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Kim S. Christensen