Patents by Inventor Paul E. Christian

Paul E. Christian 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: 20200279545
    Abstract: Battery powered devices are provided with electrically isolated outputs. One exemplary battery device comprises at least one battery; and control electronics configured to provide a plurality of outputs from one of the at least one battery, wherein the plurality of outputs comprise at least one output that is electrically isolated from at least one other output of the plurality of outputs that each provide power to one or more of a plurality of loads. In another exemplary battery device, the control electronics are configured to provide a plurality of outputs from one of the at least one battery, and further comprises a housing assembly comprising (i) at least two surfaces, wherein the at least two surfaces have a space therebetween configured to house the control electronics and the at least one battery; or (ii) a tubular structure configured to house the control electronics and the at least one battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: David E. Christian, Paul E. Christian
  • Patent number: 10706828
    Abstract: A power plate pedal board for musical instrument electronics is provided. An exemplary battery powered pedal board structure comprises: at least one battery; and control electronics, wherein the at least one battery and control electronics are housed within the battery powered pedal board structure, wherein the battery powered pedal board structure is configured to mount a plurality of musical effects pedals and to support a load applied to the plate assembly by one or more musician, and wherein the control electronics are configured to provide a plurality of outputs from one of the at least one battery, wherein the plurality of outputs comprise one or more of: (i) one or more outputs that are electrically isolated from each other and provide power to the plurality of musical effects pedals, and (ii) one or more outputs that are not electrically isolated from each other and provide power to one or more of the plurality of musical effects pedals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CB Technology, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Christian, Paul E. Christian
  • Publication number: 20190103086
    Abstract: A power plate pedal board for musical instrument electronics is provided. An exemplary battery powered pedal board structure comprises: at least one battery; and control electronics, wherein the at least one battery and control electronics are housed within the battery powered pedal board structure, wherein the battery powered pedal board structure is configured to mount a plurality of musical effects pedals and to support a load applied to the plate assembly by one or more musician, and wherein the control electronics are configured to provide a plurality of outputs from one of the at least one battery, wherein the plurality of outputs comprise one or more of: (i) one or more outputs that are electrically isolated from each other and provide power to the plurality of musical effects pedals, and (ii) one or more outputs that are not electrically isolated from each other and provide power to one or more of the plurality of musical effects pedals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: CB Technology, LLC d/b/a Big Joe Stomp Box Company
    Inventors: David E. Christian, Paul E. Christian
  • Patent number: 5338936
    Abstract: A SPECT system includes three gamma camera heads (22a), (22b), (22c) which are mounted to a gantry (20) for rotation about a subject (12). The subject is injected with a source of emission radiation, which emission radiation is received by the camera heads. Transmission radiation from a transmission radiation source (30) is truncated to pass through a central portion of the subject but not peripheral portions and is received by one of the camera heads (22a) concurrently with the emission data. As the heads and radiation source rotate, the transmitted radiation passes through different parts or none of the peripheral portions at different angular orientations. An ultrasonic range arranger (152) measures an actual periphery of the subject. Attenuation properties of the subject are determined by reconstructing (90") the transmission data using an iterative approximation technique and the measured actual subject periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: Thomas E. Kocovsky, Jr.
    Inventors: Grant T. Gullberg, Hugh T. Morgan, Chi-Hua Tung, Gengsheng L. Zeng, Paul E. Christian
  • Patent number: 5210421
    Abstract: A SPECT system includes three gamma camera heads (22a), (22b), (22c) which are mounted to a gantry (20) for rotation about a subject (12). The subject is injected with a source of emission radiation, which emission radiation is received by the camera heads. A reconstruction processor (112) reconstructs the emission projection data into a distribution of emission radiation sources in the subject. Transmission radiation from a radiation source (30) passes through the subject and is received by one of the camera heads (22a) concurrently with the emission radiation. The transmission radiation data is reconstructed into a three-dimensional CT type image representation of radiation attenuation characteristics of each pixel of the subject. An attenuation correction processor (118) corrects the emission projection data to compensate for attenuation along the path or ray that it traversed. In this manner, an attenuation corrected distribution of emission sources is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Picker International, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant T. Gullberg, Hugh T. Morgan, Chi-Hua Tung, Gengsheng L. Zeng, Paul E. Christian