Patents by Inventor Paul Carpenter

Paul Carpenter 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: 10908698
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, stretcher, cot, operating table, chair, or the like, includes a support surface for an occupant, a user interface, and a control system. The user interface includes multiple sensing layers to detect when a user touches the user interface. The control system activates only a first one of the sensing layers when the patient support apparatus is in a sleep mode, and upon the first sensing layer detecting a user touching the user interface while in the sleep mode, the control system activates that second sensing layer. One of the sensing layers may be resistive and the other capacitive. One of the layers may also detect a position at which the user touches the user interface, while the other layer may only detect that the user interface was touched, but not detect the position of the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Anish Paul, Aaron Douglas Furman, Lavanya Vytla, Brian Keith Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10881869
    Abstract: Near-field energy transmitters for charging a rechargeable power source of an implantable medical device (IMD). In some cases, the transmitter may include an output driver that may drive a transmit coil such that near-field energy is transmitted to the IMD at a determined frequency. In some cases, the IMD may include a receiving coil that may capture the near-field energy and then convert the near-field energy into electrical energy that may be used to recharge the rechargeable power source. Since the rechargeable power source does not have to maintain sufficient energy stores in a single charge for the entire expected life of the IMD, the power source itself and thus the IMD may be made smaller while still meeting device longevity requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Maile, William J. Linder, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Jacob M. Ludwig, Brendan Early Koop, Daniel Joseph Landherr, Greg Paul Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10852835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for manual gesture recognition to control prosthetic devices. Low encumbrance systems utilizing glove-based recognition to control prosthetic devices. Prosthetic control systems and methods are also provided utilizing elements for application on the user's fingernails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Oguz Yetkin, Joseph D. Sanford, Dan O. Popa, Lena C. Wallace, Fahad Mirza, Roopak Karulkar, Sumit Kumar Das, Joshua R. Baptist, J. Paul Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10829357
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Publication number: 20200286080
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a first token vault managed by a token service provider and a second token vault managed by a second entity. The first token vault is continuously synchronized with the second token vault in real-time. That is, the data in the second token vault is updated simultaneously with or immediately after the data in the first token vault is updated. In some embodiments, the first token vault may be a master token vault and the second token vault may be a mirror token vault. The mirror token vault may store the same information as the master token vault. Alternatively, the mirror token vault may store a subset of the information stored at the master token vault. In other embodiments, the information stored at the first token vault and the information stored at the second token vault may be mutually exclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Carpenter, Paul Tait, Dan Kurland, Barbara Patterson
  • Publication number: 20200268708
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions for delivering cannabinoids to the nasal cavity. The subject invention utilizes a composition comprising one or more cannabinoids and an adjuvant mixture to enhance the delivery of the cannabinoid, benefitting the subject to whom the cannabinoid is delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: PAUL CARPENTER, ROD DERANEY
  • Patent number: 10699270
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a first token vault managed by a token service provider and a second token vault managed by a second entity. The first token vault is continuously synchronized with the second token vault in real-time. That is, the data in the second token vault is updated simultaneously with or immediately after the data in the first token vault is updated. In some embodiments, the first token vault may be a master token vault and the second token vault may be a mirror token vault. The mirror token vault may store the same information as the master token vault. Alternatively, the mirror token vault may store a subset of the information stored at the master token vault. In other embodiments, the information stored at the first token vault and the information stored at the second token vault may be mutually exclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Andrew Carpenter, Paul Tait, Dan Kurland, Barbara Patterson
  • Patent number: 10646824
    Abstract: A catalytic cookstove, for use in cooking, heating, and lighting, is disclosed for reducing particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions. A non-platinum group metal catalyst promotes oxidation of particulate matter and carbon monoxide to produce carbon dioxide. Additionally, a passive damper automatically adjusts the fuel-to-air ratio based upon the size of fuel fed to the stove to ensure catalyst light off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mainsteam Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Yelvington, Alex Paulsen, Andrew Carpenter, Tyler Kunsa, Ted Amundsen, Nicholas Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10639486
    Abstract: Implantable medical device (IMD) such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may include a rechargeable power source. In some cases, the IMD may include a plurality of receiving coils that may capture a non-radiative near-field energy and then convert the near-field energy into electrical energy that may be used to recharge the rechargeable power source. Accordingly, since the rechargeable power source does not have to maintain sufficient energy stores in a single charge for the entire expected life of the IMD, the power source itself and thus the IMD, may be made smaller while still meeting device longevity expectations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: William J. Linder, Michael J. Kane, Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Jacob M. Ludwig, Brendan Early Koop, Daniel Joseph Landherr, Greg Paul Carpenter, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 10606302
    Abstract: A self-centering mechanism for an appliance knob includes a shaft member defining a central axis, and a rotatable member engaged and rotatable with the shaft member about the central axis. The rotatable member defines a first arcuate slot opposed to a second arcuate slot. A first stationary pin extends through the first arcuate slot and a second stationary pin extends through the second arcuate slot. A centering member is pivotably engaged with the rotatable member about a pivot location, and is configured to contact the first and second stationary pins with the rotatable member disposed in a centered rotational position. A biasing member is configured to bias the centering member about the pivot location toward the shaft member and the first and second stationary pins to urge the rotatable member to the centered rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Stoufer, Kevin Carpenter, Michelle Demers, David A. Clemens
  • Publication number: 20200034837
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided for enabling a transaction using a token associated with a first payment network to be conducted using a second payment network. When a transaction using a token is submitted to a payment network, the payment network can determine the payment network associated with the token. If the token is associated with a second payment network, a token verification request including the token can be sent to the second payment network. The second payment network can then return a token verification response including a primary account identifier such as a primary account number (PAN) corresponding to the token and a validation result. The transaction may then be processed using the primary account identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Prasanna L Narayan, Glenn Powell, John Sheets, Paul Tait, Andrew Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20190391668
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, stretcher, cot, operating table, chair, or the like, includes a support surface for an occupant, a user interface, and a control system. The user interface includes multiple sensing layers to detect when a user touches the user interface. The control system activates only a first one of the sensing layers when the patient support apparatus is in a sleep mode, and upon the first sensing layer detecting a user touching the user interface while in the sleep mode, the control system activates that second sensing layer. One of the sensing layers may be resistive and the other capacitive. One of the layers may also detect a position at which the user touches the user interface, while the other layer may only detect that the user interface was touched, but not detect the position of the touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Anish Paul, Aaron Douglas Furman, Lavanya Vytla, Brian Keith Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20190381136
    Abstract: This application generally relates to stable peptide compositions and kits comprising low levels of buffering and chelating agents, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gordon W. Laurie, Marc G. Odrich, Michelle Carpenter, Thomas R. Gadek, Paul A. Laskar
  • Publication number: 20190374907
    Abstract: A catalytic cookstove, for use in cooking, heating, and lighting, is disclosed for reducing particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions. A non-platinum group metal catalyst promotes oxidation of particulate matter and carbon monoxide to produce carbon dioxide. Additionally, a passive damper automatically adjusts the fuel-to-air ratio based upon the size of fuel fed to the stove to ensure catalyst light off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Paul E. Yelvington, Alex Paulsen, Andrew Carpenter, Tyler Kunsa, Ted Amundsen, Nicholas Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190367348
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: 10496986
    Abstract: Methods are provided for enabling a transaction using a token associated with a first payment network to be conducted using a second payment network. When a transaction using a token is submitted to a payment network, the payment network can determine the payment network associated with the token. If the token is associated with a second payment network, a token verification request including the token can be sent to the second payment network. The second payment network can then return a token verification response including a primary account identifier such as a primary account number (PAN) corresponding to the token and a validation result. The transaction may then be processed using the primary account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Prasanna L. Narayan, Glenn Powell, John Sheets, Paul Tait, Andrew Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10437348
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, stretcher, cot, operating table, chair, or the like, includes a support surface for an occupant, a user interface, and a control system. The user interface includes multiple sensing layers to detect when a user touches the user interface. The control system activates only a first one of the sensing layers when the patient support apparatus is in a sleep mode, and upon the first sensing layer detecting a user touching the user interface while in the sleep mode, the control system activates that second sensing layer. One of the sensing layers may be resistive and the other capacitive. One of the layers may also detect a position at which the user touches the user interface, while the other layer may only detect that the user interface was touched, but not detect the position of the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Anish Paul, Aaron Douglas Furman, Lavanya Vytla, Brian Keith Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10401785
    Abstract: A replaceable imaging unit according to one example embodiment includes a photoconductor unit positioned at the front of a housing of the imaging unit. First and second alignment guides extend outward at the same height from first and second sides of the housing, respectively, on the photoconductor unit and run parallel to each other along a front-to-rear dimension of the housing. Each of the first and second alignment guides includes a front contact member at a front end thereof and a rear contact member at a rear end thereof. The front contact members are positioned further outward sideways than the rear contact members. Bottom surfaces of the front and rear contact members are unobstructed to permit the bottom surfaces of the front and rear contact members to sit on top of corresponding guide rails in the image forming device to control a vertical position of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Carpenter, Jason Paul Hale, James Richard Leemhuis, Matthew Lee Rogers, Daniel Joshua Smith, Edward Lynn Triplett
  • Patent number: 10384922
    Abstract: The present application describes a product dispenser. The product dispenser may include at least one macro-ingredient source, at least one micro-ingredient source positioned about the dispenser, a diluent source, a dispensing valve, a number of pumps or metering devices, and a user interface. The user interface receives a request for a product type and instructs the pumps or metering devices to dispense a predetermined type and ratio of macro-ingredients, micro-ingredients, and diluent to the dispensing valve for a predetermined flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David R. Newman, Nilang Patel, Paul A. Phillips, Arthur G. Rudick, Lawrence B. Ziesel
  • Patent number: D854078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: James Daniel Anderson, Jr., Brian Scott Carpenter, Masahito Cho, Jason Paul Hale, Kyle Bradley Martin, Robert Watson McAlpine, Jeremy Keith Payne, Thomas Eugene Pangburn, Matthew Lee Rogers, Edward Lynn Triplett