Patents by Inventor Peter Bristol

Peter Bristol 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: 10314426
    Abstract: A system for brewing a desired portion of a beverage, such as a single-cup portion of coffee, is provided. The system may have more than one brew module. The system allows a user to quickly and easily brew a variety of types of single-cup portions of a beverage. In some embodiments, the system may brew a single-cup portion of coffee in a relatively short period of time based on a combination of certain parameters. The system may include an automatic cleaning mechanism such that a user does not need to manually clean components of a brewing machine between brew cycles. The system may also include apparatus configured to substantially prevent steam from reaching grinder components of the system. The system may also include apparatus configured to provide a precise dose of material based on, for example, volume of the material. Methods and apparatus for brewing a beverage are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Randy Hulett, David Doucette, Izaak Koller, Brian Shay, Harold A. Brown, Jared Drinkwater, Levi Makaio Miller, Jeff Allison, Peter Bristol
  • Patent number: 9925315
    Abstract: Peristaltic pump assemblies in which the closing and opening of a pivoting or sliding door is coordinated with movement of the occlusion bed toward and away from the rotor assembly to engage and disengage tubing within the occlusion pathway are disclosed. Linkage mechanisms provided by the interaction of cam surfaces with rollers, as well as bar linkage mechanisms, are disclosed. The linkage mechanism, in addition to providing precise displacement of the occlusion bed, may also provide an over-center feature that enhances safety and pump operation when the door is in a closed position. Latching mechanisms and sensors may be incorporated. Control consoles incorporating such peristaltic pump assemblies are described. Adaptive components such as tubing cassettes routing aspiration and/or infusion tubing in a predetermined configuration to mate with occlusion pathways in aspiration and/or infusion pump assemblies provided in various types of medical devices and control consoles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Shannon Eubanks, Keith Schubert, Peter Bristol, Patrick Vilbrandt
  • Publication number: 20180036474
    Abstract: Interventional catheter assemblies, operating systems and adaptive interface components allow operation of a variety of interventional catheter assemblies, including infusion catheters, aspiration catheters and interventional catheters that provide both infusion and aspiration, using a common control console housing infusion and aspiration systems. Adaptive tubing cassettes having a handle and one or more preformed tubing loops route aspiration and/or infusion tubing in a predetermined configuration to mate with aspiration and infusion systems on a control console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: SHANNON EUBANKS, KEITH SCHUBERT, PETER BRISTOL, PATRICK VILBRANDT
  • Patent number: 9775964
    Abstract: Interventional catheter assemblies, operating systems and adaptive interface components allow operation of a variety of interventional catheter assemblies, including infusion catheters, aspiration catheters and interventional catheters that provide both infusion and aspiration, using a common control console housing infusion and aspiration systems. Adaptive tubing cassettes having a handle and one or more preformed tubing loops route aspiration and/or infusion tubing in a predetermined configuration to mate with aspiration and infusion systems on a control console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Shannon Eubanks, Keith Schubert, Peter Bristol, Patrick Vilbrandt
  • Patent number: 9354668
    Abstract: In one embodiment chassis for an electronic device comprises a first section and a second section and an assembly to connect the first section of the chassis to the second section of the chassis for an electronic device, comprising a first hinge assembly to be coupled to the first section of the chassis for the electronic device, a second hinge assembly to be coupled to the second section of the chassis for the electronic device, a first rigid connecting member to be coupled to the first hinge assembly and the second hinge assembly, a first resistance element to provide a first rotational resistance between the first hinge assembly and a first end of the first rigid connecting member and a first resistance element to provide a second rotational resistance between the second hinge assembly and a second end of the first rigid connecting member. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tod A. Byquist, Peter Bristol, Michael S. Brazel, Kristin L. Weihl, Stella Latscha, Alexander D. Williams, Nicolas Kurczewski, Barry T. Dale, Robert R. Atkinson, Jr., Stephen J. Allen, Patrick S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150314049
    Abstract: Peristaltic pump assemblies in which the closing and opening of a pivoting or sliding door is coordinated with movement of the occlusion bed toward and away from the rotor assembly to engage and disengage tubing within the occlusion pathway are disclosed. Linkage mechanisms provided by the interaction of cam surfaces with rollers, as well as bar linkage mechanisms, are disclosed. The linkage mechanism, in addition to providing precise displacement of the occlusion bed, may also provide an over-center feature that enhances safety and pump operation when the door is in a closed position. Latching mechanisms and sensors may be incorporated. Control consoles incorporating such peristaltic pump assemblies are described. Adaptive components such as tubing cassettes routing aspiration and/or infusion tubing in a predetermined configuration to mate with occlusion pathways in aspiration and/or infusion pump assemblies provided in various types of medical devices and control consoles are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: SHANNON EUBANKS, KEITH SCHUBERT, PETER BRISTOL, PATRICK VILBRANDT
  • Publication number: 20150227174
    Abstract: In one embodiment chassis for an electronic device comprises a first section and a second section and an assembly to connect the first section of the chassis to the second section of the chassis for an electronic device, comprising a first hinge assembly to be coupled to the first section of the chassis for the electronic device, a second hinge assembly to be coupled to the second section of the chassis for the electronic device, a first rigid connecting member to be coupled to the first hinge assembly and the second hinge assembly, a first resistance element to provide a first rotational resistance between the first hinge assembly and a first end of the first rigid connecting member and a first resistance element to provide a second rotational resistance between the second hinge assembly and a second end of the first rigid connecting member. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Tod A. Byquist, Peter Bristol, Michael S. Brazel, Kristin L. Weihl, Stella Latscha, Alexander D. Williams, Nicolas Kurczewski, Barry T. Dale, Robert R. Atkinson, JR., Stephen J. Allen, Patrick S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9072540
    Abstract: Peristaltic pump assemblies in which the closing and opening of a pivoting or sliding door is coordinated with movement of the occlusion bed toward and away from the rotor assembly to engage and disengage tubing within the occlusion pathway are disclosed. Linkage mechanisms provided by the interaction of cam surfaces with rollers, as well as bar linkage mechanisms, are disclosed. The linkage mechanism, in addition to providing precise displacement of the occlusion bed, may also provide an over-center feature that enhances safety and pump operation when the door is in a closed position. Latching mechanisms and sensors may be incorporated. Control consoles incorporating such peristaltic pump assemblies are described. Adaptive components such as tubing cassettes routing aspiration and/or infusion tubing in a predetermined configuration to mate with occlusion pathways in aspiration and/or infusion pump assemblies provided in various types of medical devices and control consoles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Jarnagin, Gordon W Lam, Shannon Eubanks, Keith Schubert, Peter Bristol, Patrick Vilbrandt
  • Patent number: 9029721
    Abstract: A control device includes an input mechanism having an actuation surface that is configurable by a user between at least two different surface topologies. In a first configuration, the surface topology may provide a first shape for receiving user input and in a second configuration provide a second shape for receiving user input. The actuation surface in one example includes the upper surface of an input pad having a plurality of input arms and the upper surface of a fill pad having a plurality of fill tabs. At least one of the input pad and the fill pad may be moved in a direction of an axis perpendicular to the face of the control device to change the distance between the upper surfaces. The actuation surface in one example is rotatable to cause translation of at least one of the pads in the direction of the perpendicular axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Ikeda, Edward Owen, Peter Bristol, Ingrid Lin, Michael Vilhauer
  • Patent number: 8243019
    Abstract: A computer mouse for use with a computing device is provided. The computer mouse may include a mouse body with an ulnar side digit support structure having a front concave region and a rear convex region formed proximate and behind the front concave region. The front concave region may include an overhang portion on a top side and an outwardly flared region on a bottom side. The front concave region may be sized to receive a distal end of a digit of a user, and the rear convex region may be sized to support a proximate end of a digit of a user. The mouse body may additionally include a radial side digit support structure that has a concave region with an outwardly flared region on a bottom side of the concavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monique Chatterjee, Peter Bristol, Dan Odell, Steven Fisher, Hugh McLoone
  • Patent number: D659140
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Ikeda, Carl L. Ledbetter, Peter Bristol
  • Patent number: D663300
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Young Soo Kim, Peter Bristol, Curtis Aumiller
  • Patent number: D667009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Kujawski, Joseph P. Sullivan, Vasudev V. Komaragiri, Peter Bristol
  • Patent number: D675628
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, Young Soo Kim, Curtis Aumiller, Michael Zheng
  • Patent number: D675629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, Young Soo Kim, Curtis Aumiller
  • Patent number: D676849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Kujawski, Joseph P. Sullivan, Vasudev V. Komaragiri, Peter Bristol
  • Patent number: D678890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, Young Soo Kim, Curtis Aumiller, Michael Zheng
  • Patent number: D678891
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, Young Soo Kim, Curtis Aumiller, Michael Zheng
  • Patent number: D694762
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, Young Soo Kim, Curtis Aumiller
  • Patent number: D738667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, David Doucette, Randy Hulett, Tomislav Lakovic, David Stephen Zucker