Patents by Inventor Ralph Anderson

Ralph Anderson 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: 20200147365
    Abstract: In some examples, an implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a pulse generator comprising a housing, electrodes, and circuitry configured to deliver cardiac pacing via the electrodes. The IMD may further include a lead including at least one of the electrodes, an elongate body, a fixation helix, and a connector segment. A width of the helix transverse to a longitudinal axis of the lead is greatest at a distal end of the helix. A proximal end of the elongate body may be connected to a distal end of the pulse generator, and the helix may be attached to a distal end of the elongate body. The pulse generator may include a first connector tab. A distal end of the connector segment may be configured to receive the proximal end of the elongate body and a proximal end of the connector segment may include at least one second connector member configured to engage the first connector tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Mark T. Marshall, Teresa A. Whitman, Carla Pfeiffer, Thomas A. Anderson, Jean Rutten, Paul Adams, Antoine Camps, Richard Cornelussen, Ralph Leinders
  • Publication number: 20190277368
    Abstract: A adapter security system adapted to be attached to a cable is taught. The adapter security system includes a wire, at least one adapter that is carried by the wire, and a clamping assembly that is adapted to attach the wire to the cable. The adapter security system provides a means of securing adapters at the location of a presentation while also providing convenient access for the user to the adapters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph E. PARRETT, Seth ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 7976368
    Abstract: In a method for the processing of fish, poultry or other meat products being conveyed in a plurality along a processing line, components which are to be excluded from consumption are separated and edible products obtained as a result for consumption are checked with an automatic inspection device for residues left behind. Separation takes place in such a way that, in the case of a number of edible products, minimized residues of at least one kind are deliberately permitted and induced for further processing of the edible products, in particular to optimize the edible product recovery. The automatic inspection device is adjusted to detect the minimized tolerance residues, and inspected edible products with and without the tolerance residues are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut Haucke, Ralph Anderson Miller, Paul M. Hearn, Shawn Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20110156304
    Abstract: A method for producing a die tool includes forming a substantially complete face plate of the die tool utilizing an additive manufacturing process, forming a support structure of the die tool independently from the face plate, and coupling the face plate with the support structure. A die tool for use in composite manufacturing includes a face plate and stiffening structure integrated with the face plate. The stiffening structure forms one or more hollow channels that transport fluid for heating or cooling during the composite manufacturing. A die tool for use in composite manufacturing includes a face plate and a support structure coupled with the face plate. A ratio of weight of the support structure to weight of the die tool is less than 0.33.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Bryant Walker, Raymond Walker, Ralph Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100029187
    Abstract: In a method for the processing of fish, poultry or other meat products being conveyed in a plurality along a processing line (10), components which are to be excluded from consumption are separated and edible products (7) obtained as a result for consumption are checked with an automatic inspection device (3) for residues left behind. Separation takes place in such a way that, in the case of a number of edible products (7), minimised residues of at least one kind are deliberately permitted and induced for further processing of the edible products, in particular to optimise the edible product recovery. The automatic inspection device (3) is adjusted to detect the minimised tolerance residues, and inspected edible products (71, 72) with and without the tolerance residues are separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud.Baader GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hartmut A. Haucke, Ralph Anderson Miller, Paul M. Hearn, Shawn Nicholas
  • Patent number: 7623990
    Abstract: A system for reducing signal interference in modulated signal communication includes a measurement processor. The measurement processor measures amplitudes of noise components of a received amplitude modulated signal prior to demodulation. The measurement processor also identifies a frequency of a noise component having an amplitude larger than the amplitude of another noise component. A carrier frequency generator generates a carrier frequency substantially at a harmonic of the identified noise component. The carrier frequency is used to generate and demodulate the amplitude modulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Michael Bernstein
  • Patent number: 7462260
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cellulosic paper product is provided. The process comprises forming an aqueous suspension of papermaking fibers; introducing sodium bicarbonate into the aqueous suspension; depositing the aqueous suspension onto a sheet-forming fabric to form a wet web; and dewatering and drying the wet web. The process of the present invention provides cellulosic paper products exhibiting a reduced malodor upon re-wetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Tameka Spence, Ralph Anderson
  • Patent number: 7364642
    Abstract: Methods for recycling latex-containing broke are generally provided. Specifically, mechanical treatment may be employed to rework latex-containing broke for reuse in various products without the need for treatment with chemicals, such as hypochlorite, chlorine, or hypochlorous acid. As a result of mechanical treatment, fiber aggregates are formed that have a relatively small size. For instance, a large portion of the resulting fiber aggregates may be relatively free from the latex polymer. Specifically, the fiber aggregates can contain a “core” of latex from which extend short fibers and/or fragments that are uncoated with the latex. The result is fiber aggregates that are uniquely “partially coated” with a latex polymer. When recycled in paper products, these fiber aggregates may impart a variety of benefits, such as increased bulk retention and high water capacity without any loss in absorbency rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, William A. Wengeler, Tammy Thompson
  • Publication number: 20070286987
    Abstract: Nonwoven materials having a pattern incorporated into the materials are disclosed. The nonwoven materials may be, for instance, tissue webs, meltspun webs such as meltblown webs or spunbond webs, bonded carded webs, hydroentangled webs, and the like. The pattern may be incorporated into the webs using various techniques. For instance, the pattern may be formed into the web by topically applying a bonding material. In an alternative embodiment, the pattern may be formed according to a thermal bonding process. The pattern contains individual cells that include two spaced apart expanded regions separated by a constricted region. By incorporating the pattern into the web, a material is produced having a relatively low Poisson ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Eugenio Varona, Charles Garneski, Maurizio Tirimacco, Douglas Stage, Mark Burazin, Kenneth Zwick
  • Patent number: 7297228
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cellulosic paper product (e.g., paper hand towels) exhibiting reduced malodor upon wetting. The process comprises forming an aqueous suspension of papermaking fibers, depositing the aqueous suspension onto a sheet-forming fabric to form a wet web, drying the web at high temperature in an oxidative environment and topically applying a liquid glycol composition comprising a glycol compound selected from the group consisting of polyethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, glycerol and mixtures thereof to the web having a dry weight consistency of at least about 80%. The process of the present invention is particularly suited for reducing malodor released from cellulosic paper products made from through-air dried base sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Tameka Spence
  • Patent number: 7229530
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cellulosic paper product is provided. The process comprises forming an aqueous suspension of papermaking fibers; depositing the aqueous suspension onto a sheet-forming fabric to form a wet web; dewatering the wet web to form a partially dewatered web; topically applying a glycol compound selected from the group consisting of polyethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, glycerol and mixtures thereof to the partially dewatered web; and drying said wet web. The present invention also provides for cellulosic paper products exhibiting a reduced malodor upon wetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Tameka Spence
  • Publication number: 20070074834
    Abstract: The roll properties of tissue sheets are improved by offsetting recurring surface features of the sheet relative to the surface features of adjacent sheets within the roll, such as by providing a throughdryer fabric with an offset seam. This provides the resulting tissue sheets with improved capabilities for providing an improved combination of roll bulk and roll firmness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Burazin, Edward VanRengen, Kenneth Larson, Jerome Veith, Ralph Anderson, Michael Veith
  • Patent number: 7153390
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cellulosic paper product is provided. The process comprises forming an aqueous suspension of papermaking fibers; introducing sodium bicarbonate into the aqueous suspension; depositing the aqueous suspension onto a sheet-forming fabric to form a wet web; and dewatering and drying the wet web. The process of the present invention provides cellulosic paper products exhibiting a reduced malodor upon re-wetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Wordwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Tameka Spence, Ralph Anderson
  • Publication number: 20060191657
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cellulosic paper product is provided. The process comprises forming an aqueous suspension of papermaking fibers; introducing sodium bicarbonate into the aqueous suspension; depositing the aqueous suspension onto a sheet-forming fabric to form a wet web; and dewatering and drying the wet web. The process of the present invention provides cellulosic paper products exhibiting a reduced malodor upon re-wetting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Tameka Spence, Ralph Anderson
  • Publication number: 20060092328
    Abstract: A system for reducing signal interference in modulated signal communication includes a measurement processor. The measurement processor measures amplitudes of noise components of a received amplitude modulated signal prior to demodulation. The measurement processor also identifies a frequency of a noise component having an amplitude larger than the amplitude of another noise component. A carrier frequency generator generates a carrier frequency substantially at a harmonic of the identified noise component. The carrier frequency is used to generate and demodulate the amplitude modulated signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Michael Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20060083899
    Abstract: The roll properties of tissue sheets are improved either by imparting cross-machine direction dominant bar-like protrusions to the air side of the tissue by using specially woven transfer fabrics and/or by offsetting recurring surface features of the sheet relative to the surface features of adjacent sheets within the roll, such as by providing a throughdryer fabric with an offset seam. Both techniques provide the resulting tissue sheets with improved capabilities for providing an improved combination of roll bulk and roll firmness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Burazin, Edward VanRengen, Kenneth Larson, Jerome Veith, Ralph Anderson, Michael Veith
  • Publication number: 20060065382
    Abstract: The roll properties of tissue sheets are improved either by imparting cross-machine direction dominant bar-like protrusions to the air side of the tissue by using specially woven transfer fabrics and/or by offsetting recurring surface features of the sheet relative to the surface features of adjacent sheets within the roll, such as by providing a throughdryer fabric with an offset seam. Both techniques provide the resulting tissue sheets with improved capabilities for providing an improved combination of roll bulk and roll firmness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Burazin, Edward VanRengen, Kenneth Larson, Jerome Veith, Ralph Anderson, Michael Veith
  • Publication number: 20050245160
    Abstract: An entangled fabric that contains a nonwoven web hydraulically entangled with a fibrous component is provided. The nonwoven web is formed from staple fibers and is creped. For example, in one embodiment, the nonwoven web is a creped, point bonded, carded web. Excellent liquid handling properties can be achieved in accordance with the present invention without resulting in the poor liquid handling capabilities often associated with point bonded nonwoven webs. In fact, the entangled fabric of the present invention can have improved bulk, softness, and capillary tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Eugenio Varona
  • Publication number: 20050142331
    Abstract: Nonwoven materials having a pattern incorporated into the materials are disclosed. The nonwoven materials may be, for instance, tissue webs, meltspun webs such as meltblown webs or spunbond webs, bonded carded webs, hydroentangled webs, and the like. The pattern may be incorporated into the webs using various techniques. For instance, the pattern may be formed into the web by topically applying a bonding material. In an alternative embodiment, the pattern may be formed according to a thermal bonding process. The pattern contains individual cells that include two spaced apart expanded regions separated by a constricted region. By incorporating the pattern into the web, a material is produced having a relatively low Poisson ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, Eugenio Varona, Charles Garneski, Maurizio Tirimacco, Douglas Stage, Mark Burazin, Kenneth Zwick
  • Publication number: 20050039868
    Abstract: A method for recycling latex-containing broke is provided. Specifically, the present inventors have discovered that mechanical treatment may be employed to rework latex-containing broke for reuse in various products without the need for treatment with chemicals, such as hypochlorite, chlorine, or hypochlorous acid. As a result of mechanical treatment, fiber aggregates (e.g., combination of short fibers, fiber fragments, and/or latex) are formed that have a relatively small size. Besides having a reduced size, the fiber aggregates have also been unexpectedly discovered to have other unique properties. For instance, a large portion of the resulting fiber aggregates may be relatively free from the latex polymer. Specifically, the fiber aggregates contain a “core” of latex from which extend short fibers and/or fragments that are uncoated with the latex. The result is fiber aggregates that are uniquely “partially coated” with a latex polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Ralph Anderson, William Wengeler, Tammy Thompson