Patents by Inventor Peter Alex

Peter Alex 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: 11141105
    Abstract: A therapeutic pressure applicator with a sensor and transceiver is worn by a patient during daily activity to apply pressure to a specific body part, and used in a system with a device such as a cell phone to receive and display real-time pressure data to alert the patient and physician when the pressure is outside a desired range. The applicator includes a securement member and a pressure adjusting device with a pressure adjusting dial, pressure sensing component, pressure focusing plate and cushion. Rotating the dial retracts or extends the sensing component, focusing plate and cushion. The applicator has a computer module with a CPU, memory, transceiver, power source and a force sensor. A pressure button is pressed into engagement with the sensor to transmit real-time focused pressure data to the CPU. The transceiver communicates the real-time cushion pressure data to the cell phone that displays and stores the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: RESPIRATORY TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Armbrust, Robert James Grabon, Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Laura Jackson, Peter Alex
  • Publication number: 20200390447
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 10709456
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., Somna Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 10478196
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., Somna Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Publication number: 20180280030
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 9865250
    Abstract: A system and method for navigating secondary content. The system may monitor for gestures input to the system by an input device and may detect an arc gesture. The arc gesture may travel along both a horizontal axis and a vertical axis from a first point to a second point and may be delineated from a horizontal or a vertical motion. The system may identify secondary content corresponding to the arc gesture in response to the arc gesture and output data corresponding to the secondary content. The system may identify supplemental text associated with the secondary content and synthesize supplemental speech corresponding to the supplemental text. The output data may include audio including the synthesized supplemental speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Alex Korn
  • Patent number: 9703443
    Abstract: A method of creating a free-form visual user interface element includes receiving a command to associate a visual representation of at least one of a set of graphical user interface controller attributes with a free-form visual element, generating instructions defining the at least one of the set of graphical user interface controller attributes, and adapting the instructions to a data structure embodying the free-form visual element. The method also includes attaching the adapted instructions to the data structure to form a free-form visual user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Alex Korn
  • Patent number: 9558733
    Abstract: A system and method for adding audio indicators, such as an audio tone, to audio data corresponding to text. The audio indicator corresponds to secondary content in text, such as a footnote. The system will insert and/or modify a textual indicator at a location in the text corresponding to the secondary content. The system will then process the textual indicator during text-to-speech processing of the text so that an audio tone is output at a moment in speech data corresponding to the location of the secondary content in the text. A speech synthesis markup language may be used to create and/or modify the textual indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Alex Korn
  • Patent number: 8465589
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of CIGS photovoltaic cells and modules involves sequential deposition of copper indium gallium diselenide compounds in multiple thin sublayers to form a composite CIGS absorber layer of a desirable thickness greater than the thickness of each sublayer. In an embodiment, the method is adapted to roll-to-roll processing of CIGS PV cells. In an embodiment, the method is adapted to preparation of a CIGS absorber layer having graded composition through the layer. In a particular embodiment, the graded composition is enriched in copper at a base of the layer. In an embodiment, each CIGS sublayer is deposited by co-evaporation of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium which react in-situ to form CIGS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prem Nath, Venugopala R. Basava, Ajay Kumar Kalla, Peter Alex Shevchuk, Mohan S. Misra
  • Patent number: 8402428
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically generating source code files in a file storage unit is disclosed. The apparatus includes a file storage unit that stores the source code files, a code generator unit that generates at least some of the source code files, wherein the code generator unit comprises, and a file unit that monitors the file storage unit to detect changes in the file storage unit and in response send file event notifications. A metadata unit that builds a metadata model relating to the source code files in the file storage unit is also provided. The metadata model comprises a plurality of metadata items, each metadata item comprises a metadata section containing metadata, a key that identifies the metadata item, and one or more dependencies of the metadata items in relation to other of the metadata items. The metadata unit sends metadata notifications according to changes to the dependencies of the metadata items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 8087177
    Abstract: A combination level/try square includes an elongated body with an arm at one end thereof. The arm is rotatable between a non-use position against the body and a use position in which the body and the arm define a try square. The body incorporates three indicators, namely a plumb indicator, a level indicator and a slope indicator. In a second embodiment, a laser pointer is provided on one end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Starboard Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Chisholm, Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 8021905
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of CIGS photovoltaic cells and modules involves sequential deposition of copper indium gallium diselenide compounds in multiple thin sublayers to form a composite CIGS absorber layer of a desirable thickness greater than the thickness of each sublayer. In an embodiment, the method is adapted to roll-to-roll processing of CIGS PV cells. In an embodiment, the method is adapted to preparation of a CIGS absorber layer having graded composition through the layer. In a particular embodiment, the graded composition is enriched in copper at a base of the layer. In an embodiment, each CIGS sublayer is deposited by co-evaporation of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium which react in-situ to form CIGS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prem Nath, Venugopala R. Basava, Ajay Kumar Kalla, Peter Alex Shevchuk, Mohan S. Misra
  • Publication number: 20100275180
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically generating source code files in a file storage unit is disclosed. The apparatus includes a file storage unit that stores the source code files, a code generator unit that generates at least some of the source code files, wherein the code generator unit comprises, and a file unit that monitors the file storage unit to detect changes in the file storage unit and in response send file event notifications. A metadata unit that builds a metadata model relating to the source code files in the file storage unit is also provided. The metadata model comprises a plurality of metadata items, each metadata item comprises a metadata section containing metadata, a key that identifies the metadata item, and one or more dependencies of the metadata items in relation to other of the metadata items. The metadata unit sends metadata notifications according to changes to the dependencies of the metadata items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Peter ALEX
  • Patent number: 7814941
    Abstract: A fluid transfer system includes a fluid container to receive a liquid and an apparatus for pressurizing liquid in the container including a deformable envelope defining a space for receiving a gas. Deformation of the envelope contracts the space to a contracted condition such that, when the space includes the gas, deformation of the envelope contracts the space to effect a transfer of a portion of the gas to the container to effect pressurization of the liquid in the container. A dispensing nozzle includes a fluid passage having a nozzle inlet and outlet, and an orifice defined by a valve seat. The nozzle inlet is in fluid communication with the container for effecting a discharge of the liquid from the container. A sealing member is biased into sealing engagement with the valve seat for sealing fluid communication between the nozzle inlet and the nozzle outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Scepter Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Alex, Johnny Laureijs, Ronald R. Chisholm
  • Publication number: 20100223795
    Abstract: A combination level/try square includes an elongated body with an arm at one end thereof. The arm is rotatable between a non-use position against the body and a use position in which the body and the arm define a try square. The body incorporates three indicators, namely a plumb indicator, a level indicator and a slope indicator. In a second embodiment, a laser pointer is provided on one end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald Chisholm, Peter Alex
  • Publication number: 20100077329
    Abstract: A method of creating a free-form visual user interface element includes receiving a command to associate a visual representation of at least one of a set of graphical user interface controller attributes with a free-form visual element, generating instructions defining the at least one of the set of graphical user interface controller attributes, and adapting the instructions to a data structure embodying the free-form visual element. The method also includes attaching the adapted instructions to the data structure to form a free-form visual user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Alex Korn
  • Patent number: 7422039
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a fluid from a supply container to a desired receptacle. The apparatus includes a conduit having a fluid passage with a valve seat and a flexible containment member. A moveable sealing member is coupled to the flexible containment member and is configured for sealingly engaging the valve seat. An activator is coupled to the sealing member for displacing the sealing member from the valve seat to effect the creation of a reduced fluid pressure in the fluid in the supply container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Scepter Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Chisholm, Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 7219693
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting transport of a liquid from a container defining an interior storage volume and having a container aperture to effect communication between the interior storage volume and an environment external to the container, the apparatus comprising a housing defining a first fluid passage and a second fluid passage and configured for mounting in a position wherein each of the first and second fluid passages is disposed in fluid communication with the interior storage volume and extends through the container aperture, the first fluid passage including a first port configured for disposition in an upper region on the interior storage volume upon the mounting of the housing to the container system, and including a second port configured for disposition in the environment external to the container upon the mounting of the housing to the container system, the second fluid passage including an inlet configured for disposition in the interior storage volume upon the mounting of the housing to the con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Scepter Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Alex, Ronald R. Chisholm
  • Publication number: 20060237089
    Abstract: A fluid transfer system includes a fluid container to receive a liquid and an apparatus for pressurizing liquid in the container including a deformable envelope defining a space for receiving a gas. Deformation of the envelope contracts the space to a contracted condition such that, when the space includes the gas, deformation of the envelope contracts the space to effect a transfer of a portion of the gas to the container to effect pressurization of the liquid in the container. A dispensing nozzle includes a fluid passage having a nozzle inlet and outlet, and an orifice defined by a valve seat. The nozzle inlet is in fluid communication with the container for effecting a discharge of the liquid from the container. A sealing member is biased into sealing engagement with the valve seat for sealing fluid communication between the nozzle inlet and the nozzle outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Scepter Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Alex, Johnny Laureijs, Ronald Chisholm
  • Patent number: D775042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Alan Murphy, Peter Alex Penn