Patents by Inventor Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson 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: 20050150304
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring the differential pressure of fluid in filter. The apparatus comprises a housing defining a pressure chamber. A differential pressure gauge divides the pressure chamber into first and second fluid chambers. The differential pressure gauge is arranged to measure a differential pressure between fluid in the first chamber and fluid in the second chamber. The differential pressure gauge has a variable output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Gustafson, John Hacker, John Connelly, Gus Breiland
  • Publication number: 20050144916
    Abstract: A generally cylindrical filter element incorporating nonsymmetrical or asymmetrical V-pleated media. The V-pleated media provides increased filter media per given filter volume, extended filter life, and a smaller filter for equivalent filter life. A smaller filter is generally beneficial for some applications such as aircraft, due to its lower weight. Various features of the filter include asymmetric variable pleat heights applied to a cylindrical or obround filter; defined pleat spacing applied to a variable pleat height element; optimal pleat density; and optimal shape of inlet and outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Adamek, Michael Gustafson, Jarren Mills, Kirk Schnieder, Marilyn Welch
  • Publication number: 20050113962
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for centralizing knowledge and improving programming for manufacturing a part. An embodiment includes a method for manufacturing the part. First, a model of the part is received. Next, a predetermined rule is retrieved from a computer readable medium having a plurality of predetermined rules. A feature of the geometric model is selected by evaluating the retrieved predetermined rule and a process is determined that is associated with the feature. Based on the process, computer code is generated to manufacture the part on a computer controlled machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Charles Matthews, Michael Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20050070822
    Abstract: A conscious sedation system and a response testing apparatus for a conscious sedation system. A controller generates a request for a predetermined hand motion response from a patient and analyses at least a hand motion response made by the patient to the request to determine a level of sedation of the patient. The response testing apparatus includes a request assembly and a response assembly. The request assembly communicates to the patient the request generated by the controller. The response assembly senses the hand motion response and communicates the hand motion response to the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: William Donofrio, Stephen Balek, Anil Nalagatla, Michael Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20040103897
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is provided for use in a sedation and analgesia system. The drug delivery system can include a first bolus interface, a second bolus interface wherein the second bolus interface appears after the first bolus interface, a third bolus interface wherein the third bolus interface can appear after the second bolus interface, and a drug delivery display. The first bolus interface asks a user if he or she wants to give the patient a bolus from the drug delivery. If the user answers yes, then the second bolus interface asks the user to confirm the bolus. The third bolus interface can appear if the bolus is outside a predetermined range flagging the user that the bolus is outside a specific range asking for confirmation to continue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Michael Gustafson
  • Patent number: 6662191
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for distributing and reusing object identifiers in a distributed database system. A first table of object identifiers created by the database is maintained for supplying unallocated object identifiers for each type. A second table of object identifiers is also maintained containing reusable and distributable object identifiers to one or more application server in the database system. The application server obtains a predetermined number of object identifiers from the first and second tables to be stored in each of the application servers for servicing client applications related to the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: John P. Cherniavsky, Michael A. Gustafson, Rao S. Kota
  • Patent number: 6523820
    Abstract: A non-planar single sheet separator wall preferably inclined at about 25° from the vertical away from a paper stack first engages the side corners of the leading edge of a sheet of paper or other media picked from the top of the generally horizontal or downwardly inclined stack by a roller or pusher and causes the corners of the sheet to first curl upwardly along the wall before the central portion of the leading edge of the sheet engages the central portion of the separator wall. The separator wall configuration substantially eliminates downward curling of one or both leading corners of a sheet which is purposely upwardly bowed by an elastomeric pad near the center of the separator wall to reduce multi-sheet picks and separator jams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Michael Gustafson, Paul McCarty
  • Publication number: 20020117799
    Abstract: A non-planar single sheet separator wall preferably inclined at about 25° C. from the vertical away from a paper stack first engages the side corners of the leading edge of a sheet of paper or other media picked from the top of the generally horizontal or downwardly inclined stack by a roller or pusher and causes the corners of the sheet to first curl upwardly along the wall before the central portion of the leading edge of the sheet engages the central portion of the separator wall. The separator wall configuration substantially eliminates downward curling of one or both leading corners of a sheet which is purposely upwardly bowed by an elastomeric pad near the center of the separator wall to reduce multi-sheet picks and separator jams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Gustafson, Paul McCarty
  • Patent number: 6382620
    Abstract: A single sheet feeder for moving individual sheets from the top of a stack includes a driven sheet separator roller mounted on an arcuately moveable support arm, the roller having an annular sheet engaging friction surface and a bottom sheet retard pad in opposed relationship to the separator roller. In a first embodiment the retard pad has a specially configured sheet engaging surface having a sheet retarding portion which is angled downwardly from the direction of sheet movement to reduce excessively high separator roller drive torque requirements. In a second embodiment, the sheet support surface has a recess proximate the sheet retard pad for receiving the driven separator roller to prevent contact of the driven roller with the sheet support to avoid excessively high separator roller drive torque. Arcuate movement of the roller toward the sheet support is arrested by contact of the roller support arm with any suitable part of the sheet feeder chassis such as the retard pad or stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Glenn Gaarder, Michael Gustafson
  • Patent number: 6170348
    Abstract: A transmission for transmitting power from a printing device drive to drive a media pick roller to pick individual sheets of print media from a supply tray through the printing device without the necessity of requiring a separate pick roller motor and controls. The transmission uses a sun gear and a planet gear with a cam track and follower to move the planet gear into and out of driving relationship with the pick roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Paul Faucher, Michael Gustafson, Stephan Emmenegger
  • Patent number: 5620269
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high capacity paper tray cabinet and transport apparatus for transporting sheets of paper or other print media from the high volume tray to a printer which sits on top of the cabinet. A pivotally mounted convex paper guide and a pivotally mounted concave paper guide housing at the rear of the cabinet define a paper path therebetween which extends generally vertically and then curves to a generally horizontal direction for feeding paper to the single sheet paper path in the printer through an access aperture in the rear wall of the printer. Paper drive rollers and an electrical resistance paper pre-heater are mounted in the apparatus proximate the discharge end of the paper path such that pre-heated paper can be immediately fed at the appropriate location of the paper path in the printer, preferably an inkjet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Michael Gustafson
  • Patent number: 5547854
    Abstract: Isolated DNAs (e.g., cDNAs or genomic fragments) encoding MIS receptors, inhibin receptors, bone morphogenic protein receptors, or other novel members of the TGF-.beta. family of receptors, or soluble, ligand-binding fragments thereof; vectors or cells which contain such DNAs; and substantially pure polypeptides encoded by such DNAs, whether produced by expression of the isolated DNAs, by isolation from natural sources, or by chemical synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia K. Donahoe, Michael Gustafson, Wei W. He
  • Patent number: 5538892
    Abstract: Isolated DNAs (e.g., cDNAs or genomic fragments) encoding TGF-.beta. type I receptors, or soluble, ligand-binding fragments thereof; vectors or cells which contain such DNAs; and substantially pure polypeptides encoded by such DNAs, whether produced by expression of the isolated DNAs, by isolation from natural sources, or by chemical synthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Duke University
    Inventors: Patricia K. Donahoe, Michael Gustafson, Wei-Wu He, Xiao-Fan Wang
  • Patent number: 4654956
    Abstract: Drilling apparatus is adapted for use with a computer controlled plotter to selectively use the plotter as an automatically positionable hole drilling device. A drill motor of the drilling apparatus is carried and manipulated by a carrier mechanism of the plotter in a manner similar to that in which a conventional plotter instrument is manipulated. A coupling apparatus is attached to the carrier mechanism for the purpose of selectively mechanically connecting to and establishing a pneumatic seal for supplying pressurized gas to operate the drill motor. An alignment apparatus is connected between the carrier mechanism and the drilling apparatus to position an axis through the drill bit of the drill motor orthogonal to the plotter table. An actuator apparatus moves the drill motor toward the plotter table to drill holes in the material positioned on the plotter table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: ProtoCAD, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G. Reed, Michael Gustafson