Patents by Inventor Neil W. KUYVENHOVEN

Neil W. KUYVENHOVEN 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: 20130110283
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system that includes pill packages that can be used to dispense pills manually or with a dispenser system to provide enhanced functionality. The packages can be provided with information relating to the packaged pills or to the use of the packaged pills. By reading the information from the package, the dispenser system can know what is in the package, when it is to be taken and can understand and track inventory. The dispenser system provides reminders of when the pills should be taken. The dispenser system may have the ability to key a specific electronic device, such as a cell phone, to a specific user and the dispenser system may require the electronic device to be within proximity of the dispenser system before dispensing pills for that user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Sean T. Eurich, Scott A. Mollema, Cody D. Dean, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew K. Runyon, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Ryan D. Schamper
  • Publication number: 20130093252
    Abstract: A contactless power supply is provided. The contactless power supply includes two or more primary coils for generating a region of cooperative magnetic flux generally therebetween. A portable device having a secondary coil can be positioned proximate this region of magnetic flux to receive wireless power from the contactless power supply. The spaced-apart primary coils can be wound in alternating directions about a common axis and driven in phase, or can be wound in a single direction about a common axis and driven approximately 180 degrees out of phase. The contactless power supply can include a plurality of primary coils in an adjustable array to accommodate multiple portable devices each with different secondary configurations and power consumption needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David W. Baarman, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Benjamin C. Moes, Colin J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20130093253
    Abstract: A contactless power supply is provided. The contactless power supply includes two or more primary coils for generating a region of cooperative magnetic flux generally therebetween. A portable device having a secondary coil can be positioned proximate this region of magnetic flux to receive wireless power from the contactless power supply. The spaced-apart primary coils can be wound in alternating directions about a common axis and driven in phase, or can be wound in a single direction about a common axis and driven approximately 180 degrees out of phase. The contactless power supply can include a plurality of primary coils in an adjustable array to accommodate multiple portable devices each with different secondary configurations and power consumption needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David W. Baarman, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Benjamin C. Moes, Colin J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20130082536
    Abstract: A wireless power supply with an adaptive control system that is capable of adjusting various operating characteristics and that avoids operating at those operating characteristics that present adverse affects, such as impaired communications or interference with operation of the remote device. In one embodiment, the control system is capable of adjusting two or more of the operating frequency, duty cycle, rail voltage and switching circuit phase. In one embodiment, the wireless power supply control system is configured to detect operating characteristics that present adverse affects, maintain a record of those operating characteristics and avoid those operating characteristics once detected. In another embodiment, the remote device may be configured to advise the wireless power supply control system of certain “keep-out” ranges that adversely affect operation of the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, David W. Baarman, Scott A. Mollema, Benjamin C. Moes, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Matthew J. Nibbelink
  • Publication number: 20130039395
    Abstract: A communication system that uses keyed modulation to encode fixed frequency communications on a variable frequency power transmission signal in which a single communication bit is represented by a plurality of modulations. To provide a fixed communication rate, the number of modulations associated with each bit is dynamic varying as a function of the ratio of the communication frequency to the carrier signal frequency. In one embodiment, the present invention provides dynamic phase-shift-keyed modulation in which communications are generated by toggling a load at a rate that is a fraction of the power transfer frequency. In another embodiment, the present invention provides communication by toggling a load in the communication transmitter at a rate that is phase locked and at a harmonic of the power transfer frequency. In yet another embodiment, the present invention provides frequency-shift-keyed modulation, including, for example, modulation at one of two different frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Colin J. Moore, Joshua B. Taylor, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven, Dale R. Liff, Jason L. Amistadi, Robert D. Gruich, Arthur Kelley, Kenneth C. Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20120049991
    Abstract: A wireless power supply includes a multi-layer shim assembly. Each shim aids in alignment of coils and routing of conductors in a multi-layer coil array. A shield or PCB can be used as part of the multi-layer shim assembly. Wires can be routed through channels to the edge of the shim assembly or wires can protrude through a portion of the multi-layer shim assembly. Traces can be used to route current through the multi-layer shim assembly. Plastic shims can be created by over-molding coils with plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, William T. Stoner, JR., Benjamin C. Moes, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Neil W. Kuyvenhoven
  • Publication number: 20110196544
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling inductive power transfer in an inductive power transfer system and a method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting. The method of controlling inductive power transfer including measuring a characteristic of input power, a characteristic of power in the tank circuit, and receiving information from a secondary device. Estimating power consumption based on the measured characteristic of tank circuit power and received information and comparing the measured characteristic of input power, the information from the secondary device, and the estimated power consumption to determine there is an unacceptable power loss. The method for designing an inductive power transfer system with power accounting including changing the distance between a primary side and a secondary side and changing a load of the secondary side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: David W. BAARMAN, Joshua K. SCHWANNECKE, Neil W. KUYVENHOVEN, A. Esai UMENEI, Dale R. LIFF, Andrew C. ZEIK, Mark A. BLAHA, Jason L. AMISTADI, Robert D. GRUICH