Patents by Inventor Lynn Crawford

Lynn Crawford 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: 10924642
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide an apparatus for securing a camera to a Point-of-Sale (POS) device. The apparatus includes an arm assembly having a first arm section and a second arm section. The second arm section is couplable to the first arm section and has a structure that complements the first arm section. The arm assembly is configured for mounting on a light arm of a POS device by securing the first arm section and the second arm section around the light arm using one or more screws. The apparatus also includes a detachable camera housing configured for attaching to a distal end of the arm assembly and for housing a camera. The camera housing has an opening for a lens of the camera. The apparatus further includes a protective layer configured for disposing in the camera housing to protect the lens of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Michael Bertuca, Brandon Matthew Hodges, Natasha Lynn Crawford
  • Publication number: 20190392510
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are disclosed for building a consolidated searchable database of vehicle images that were captured at a plurality of different sites. The database can be searched to track vehicle condition over time and over a plurality of transactions involving the vehicles. From this information, a determination can be made as to whether damage first arose on a vehicle during a particular transaction for the purpose of allocating responsibility for payment of repair costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: John Allan Altermatt, Kelli Jane Boruff, Matthew Lynn Crawford, Robert Noah Matroni
  • Patent number: 10410278
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are disclosed for building a consolidated searchable database of vehicle images that were captured at a plurality of different sites. The database can be searched to track vehicle condition over time and over a plurality of transactions involving the vehicles. From this information, a determination can be made as to whether damage first arose on a vehicle during a particular transaction for the purpose of allocating responsibility for payment of repair costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Crawford Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Allan Altermatt, Kelli Jane Boruff, Matthew Lynn Crawford, Robert Noah Matroni
  • Publication number: 20190215422
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide an apparatus for securing a camera to a Point-of-Sale (POS) device. The apparatus includes an arm assembly having a first arm section and a second arm section. The second arm section is couplable to the first arm section and has a structure that complements the first arm section. The arm assembly is configured for mounting on a light arm of a POS device by securing the first arm section and the second arm section around the light arm using one or more screws. The apparatus also includes a detachable camera housing configured for attaching to a distal end of the arm assembly and for housing a camera. The camera housing has an opening for a lens of the camera. The apparatus further includes a protective layer configured for disposing in the camera housing to protect the lens of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael Bertuca, Brandon Matthew Hodges, Natasha Lynn Crawford
  • Publication number: 20150032580
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are disclosed for building a consolidated searchable database of vehicle images that were captured at a plurality of different sites. The database can be searched to track vehicle condition over time and over a plurality of transactions involving the vehicles. From this information, a determination can be made as to whether damage first arose on a vehicle during a particular transaction for the purpose of allocating responsibility for payment of repair costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: John Allan Altermatt, Kelli Jane Boruff, Matthew Lynn Crawford, Robert Noah Matroni
  • Patent number: 8234795
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drying produce in a centrifugal drier is described. The drier includes a housing and a drum configured to receive a multi-volume basket. The method includes loading produce into a first volume and a second volume of the multi-volume basket. The basket may include perforated walls, a closed lower end, and an open upper end. The interior volume of the basket is divided into at least a first volume and a second volume by a perforated inner divider that is oriented concentrically to the basket walls. The first volume is disposed inside the inner divider. The second volume is disposed between the inner divider and the basket walls. A drive assembly rotates the drum and the basket, loaded with produce in the first and second volumes, to cause fluids to drain out of the produce to yield dried produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Jay Dull, Jerry Lynn Crawford, Frank Edward Davis, Jose Emilio Villarreal Lozoya, Yuki Mikoshiba
  • Publication number: 20110023320
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for drying produce in a centrifugal drier is described. The drier includes a housing and a drum configured to receive a multi-volume basket. The method includes loading produce into a first volume and a second volume of the multi-volume basket. The basket may include perforated walls, a closed lower end, and an open upper end. The interior volume of the basket is divided into at least a first volume and a second volume by a perforated inner divider that is oriented concentrically to the basket walls. The first volume is disposed inside the inner divider. The second volume is disposed between the inner divider and the basket walls. A drive assembly rotates the drum and the basket, loaded with produce in the first and second volumes, to cause fluids to drain out of the produce to yield dried produce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Jay DULL, Jerry Lynn Crawford, Frank Edward Davis, Jose Emilio Villarreal Lozoya, Yuki Mikoshiba
  • Patent number: 7640066
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for gathering and packetizing data from networked building automation equipment, and for transmitting data packets as instant messages to remotely located users. An instant messaging (IM) server-based system is provided to facilitate communication between networked building equipment and a remotely located service contractor. When a registered router is operated, the router establishes a continuous pass-through communication link with the IM server and with building equipment connected to the router. The router automatically polls connected building equipment for alarms, faults and system failures, and also receives, processes, and responds to user requests for specific data from particular items of building equipment. Data gathered by the router is packetized, and the packets are then encapsulated into an instant message that is transmitted to the IM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: York International Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Richard Rayburn, Charles Lynn Crawford
  • Publication number: 20050261725
    Abstract: A medical device for vessel occlusion, the medical device including an elongated body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a lumen disposed therethrough, an balloon disposed at the distal end portion of the elongated body, the balloon in fluid communication with the lumen. An opening defined at the proximal end portion of the elongated body, the opening being in fluid communication with the balloon via the lumen, and a valve body moveably disposed at the proximal end portion of the elongated body, the valve body movable between a closed position and an open position, the valve body configured to engage a surface of the elongated body, distal to the opening, to seal the opening when the valve body is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Lynn Crawford, Albert Burdulis, Tim Reynolds, Dan Shumer, Daryl Edmiston, Steve Johnson, Karri Schlegel
  • Patent number: 6094290
    Abstract: A light-reactive thermal window is disclosed having external and internal panes. The external pane is composed of photochromic glass, while the internal pane is composed of clear glass. The panes are separated by a space having a uniform thickness. Each of the panes has a peripheral edge, with a spacer located between the peripheral edges of the external and internal panes. A sealant seals the peripheral edges of the external and internal panes. The window may include a frame securing together the spacer, the sealant, and the peripheral edges of the panes. Also disclosed is a method of preventing glare on a screen while minimizing climate control costs by installing a light-reactive thermal window near the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventors: Christopher L. Crawford, Cheryl Lynn Crawford
  • Patent number: 4493329
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation electrode having differing stiffness characteristics along its length. An endocardial electrode (20) is disclosed which includes a spirally-wound, unifilar, continuous portion (50) extending the entire length of the electrode and a stiffening portion (52) which extends for only a portion of the electrode length. The spirals of the stiffening portion (52) and the continuous portion (50) are interleaved in a juxtapositional relationship with respect to each other to form a bifilar section (26), the remainder of the electrode being a unifilar section (28). In the bifilar section (26), each spiral is wound at twice the pitch of the spirals in the unifilar section (28). The bifilar section (26) has a greater stiffness than the unifilar section. In a specific embodiment disclosed, an atrial J electrode is formed in which the bifilar section includes the J portion of the electrode where stiffness is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Inventors: Lynn Crawford, William A. McArthur
  • Patent number: 4340446
    Abstract: A distillation process for recovering concentrated ethanol from an aqueous fermentate comprises fractionation of components of the aqueous fermentate under reduced pressure with vapor recompression and recovery of waste heat in a manner which obviates the need for substantial external sources of heat to operate the fractionation apparatus. The process includes a preliminary enrichment of the fermentate to separate volatile components, the enrichment also including recompression of a vapor phase and utilization of waste heat. The compression means used during enrichment and fractionation are run by engines which produce the recoverable waste heat. The utilization of vapor recompression and the use of waste heat to dry solid matter separated during the enrichment of the fermentate, for preheating the fermentate and for heating other process streams provides an energy efficient manner in which to recover ethanol from a fermentate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1982
    Inventor: Lynn A. Crawford
  • Patent number: D954260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Madeline G. Wilson, Mladen Djurasovic, Charles Hopkins Crawford, III, Jeffrey Lynn Gum, Roger Kirk Owens, II