Patents by Inventor Richard Kuntz

Richard Kuntz 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: 11065449
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20200319076
    Abstract: An infiltration apparatus is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the infiltrometer apparatus includes a cylinder that defines a cylinder passage coupleable to a base that defines a base passage to form an infiltrometer passage. The infiltrometer apparatus includes a baffle removably emplacable within the infiltrometer passage, in various aspects. The baffle is in gapped relation with a soil surface of a soil when the base coupled to the cylinder is inserted into the soil and the baffle is emplaced within the infiltrometer passage, in various aspects. In various aspects, the infiltrometer apparatus includes a level detector to detect a water surface level of a water surface within the infiltrometer passage. The level detector may communicate by network with a computer to communicate data indicative of the water surface level to the computer. Related methods of use of the infiltrometer apparatus are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Arthur J. SCHWIDDER, Richard A. KUNTZ
  • Patent number: 10739242
    Abstract: In various aspects, the infiltrometer apparatus includes a cylinder that defines a cylinder passage coupleable to a base that defines a base passage to form an infiltrometer passage. The infiltrometer apparatus includes a baffle removably emplaced within the infiltrometer passage in gapped relation with a soil surface of a soil, in various aspects. In various aspects, the infiltrometer apparatus includes a level detector to detect a water surface level of a water surface within the infiltrometer passage. The level detector may communicate by network with a computer to communicate data indicative of the water surface level to the computer. The network may be wireless, at least in part. Related methods of use of the infiltrometer apparatus are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UPSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur J. Schwidder, Richard A. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 10408242
    Abstract: A garbage guard apparatus is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the garbage guard apparatus may be mounted in a sump comprising an outflow pipe with an outflow pipe entrance that conveys water from the sump, and the sump may be accessed through a manhole entrance of diameter d. The garbage guard apparatus includes multiple panels, with each panel of the multiple panels having panel width W that is less than diameter d of the manhole entrance to allow for passage of each panel through the manhole entrance into the sump, in various aspects. In various aspects flange is formed on each longitudinal side of each panel with all flanges being symmetric to allow a flange of one panel to mate with any flange of any other panel. The panels when flangeably secured to one another within the sump form a panel assembly, in various aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UPSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES INC
    Inventors: Greg David Chamberlain, Richard A. Kuntz
  • Publication number: 20190264717
    Abstract: A garbage guard apparatus is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the garbage guard apparatus may be mounted in a sump comprising an outflow pipe with an outflow pipe entrance that conveys water from the sump, and the sump may be accessed through a manhole entrance of diameter d. The garbage guard apparatus includes multiple panels, with each panel of the multiple panels having panel width W that is less than diameter d of the manhole entrance to allow for passage of each panel through the manhole entrance into the sump, in various aspects. In various aspects flange is formed on each longitudinal side of each panel with all flanges being symmetric to allow a flange of one panel to mate with any flange of any other panel. The panels when flangeably secured to one another within the sump form a panel assembly, in various aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Greg David Chamberlain, Richard A. Kuntz
  • Publication number: 20190033196
    Abstract: An infiltration apparatus is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the infiltrometer apparatus includes a cylinder that defines a cylinder passage coupleable to a base that defines a base passage to form an infiltrometer passage. The infiltrometer apparatus includes a baffle removably emplacable within the infiltrometer passage, in various aspects. The baffle is in gapped relation with a soil surface of a soil when the base coupled to the cylinder is inserted into the soil and the baffle is emplaced within the infiltrometer passage, in various aspects. The baffle may prevent disturbance of the soil by the addition of water into the infiltrometer passage, and the baffle does not disturb the soil by virtue of being in gapped relation with the soil, in various aspects. In various aspects, the infiltrometer apparatus includes a level detector to detect a water surface level of a water surface within the infiltrometer passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: UPSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: ARTHUR J. SCHWIDDER, RICHARD A. KUNTZ
  • Publication number: 20180359332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20180167482
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Patent number: 9808627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20160067496
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Patent number: 9186510
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20140222113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc., d/b/a St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Patent number: 8606361
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20130024125
    Abstract: A method for evaluating a medical therapy with a computing device comprises accessing a data storage system to obtain baseline characteristics for a population of patients who each receive a medical therapy, accessing baseline characteristics and one or more post-therapy outcomes for a subset of the population, and accessing an association between the baseline characteristics and the post-therapy outcomes in the subset. The method further includes modeling the distribution of the post-therapy outcomes in the population based on the distribution of the post-therapy outcomes in the subset and further based on a comparison of the distribution of the of the baseline characteristics in the subset with the distribution of the baseline characteristics in the population, and storing an indication of the modeled distribution of the post-therapy outcomes in the population of patients on the data storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore Lystig, Richard Kuntz
  • Publication number: 20130024207
    Abstract: Data is received from multiple data sources. The data received from the data sources provides information about patients in a population who have received one or more therapies. Patient-centric records are generated. Each of the patient-centric records stores patient data regarding a different patient in the population. The patient data stored in the patient-centric records is based on the data received from the data sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Karl Anderson, Theodore Lystig, Joseph Hansen, Andrew Roy, Richard Kuntz
  • Patent number: 8287964
    Abstract: A method of forming a fuser member with an intermediate adhesive layer is provided, wherein the fusing member comprises, in order, a base member, a cured liquid silicone rubber substrate layer, an amino silane, and an anhydrous solvent containing the adhesive layer. The fusing member further comprises a fluoroelastomer fusing surface topcoat layer including poly (vinylidene fluoride-tetrafluoroethylene- hexafluoropropylene).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Richard Kuntz, Joy Longhenry, Kevin Taft
  • Patent number: 8216661
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials, methods, and systems for a fuser member used in electrophotographic devices and processes, wherein the fuser member can include a coating material containing a plurality of nanoceram fibers dispersed in a polymer matrix for providing a desired gloss level of fused toner images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew M. Kelly, David J. Gervasi, Alan Richard Kuntz, Rebecca M. Hainley
  • Publication number: 20120094081
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials, methods, and systems for a fuser member used in electrophotographic devices and processes, wherein the fuser member can include a coating material containing a plurality of nanoceram fibers dispersed in a polymer matrix for providing a desired gloss level of fused toner images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew M. Kelly, David J. Gervasi, Alan Richard Kuntz, Rebecca M. Hainley
  • Publication number: 20120041498
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing or affecting neural stimulation efficiency and/or efficacy are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system and/or method may apply electromagnetic stimulation to a patient's nervous system over a first time domain according to a first set of stimulation parameters, and over a second time domain according to a second set of stimulation parameters. The first and second time domains may be sequential, simultaneous, or nested. Stimulation parameters may vary in accordance with one or more types of duty cycle, amplitude, pulse repetition frequency, pulse width, spatiotemporal, and/or polarity variations. Stimulation may be applied at subthreshold, threshold, and/or suprathreshold levels in one or more periodic, aperiodic (e.g., chaotic), and/or pseudo-random manners. In some embodiments stimulation may comprise a burst pattern having an interburst frequency corresponding to an intrinsic brainwave frequency, and regular and/or varying intraburst stimulation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Bradford Evan Gliner, Allen Wyler, Brad Fowler, W. Douglas Sheffield, Richard Kuntz, Kent Leyde, Leif R. Sloan
  • Publication number: 20110281036
    Abstract: In accordance with the disclosure, a fusing member is provided comprising, in order, a base member, a cured liquid silicone rubber substrate layer, an amino silane, and an anhydrous solvent containing adhesive layer. The fusing member further comprises a fluoroelastomer fusing surface topcoat layer including poly (vinylidene fluoride-tetrafluoroethylene-hexafluoropropylene).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Richard Kuntz, Joy Longhenry, Kevin Taft