Patents by Inventor Rick A. Anderson

Rick A. 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: 20200340178
    Abstract: A polymeric linear substrate is provided with one or more active agents infused into the linear material to a depth less than the 100 micrometers, optionally where the polymeric linear substrate has a cross sectional dimension that does not exceed 2 centimeters. The polymeric material may include a polyamide, a polyester, polyvinylchloride, or polycarbonate. Also provided are systems for infusing a linear substrate with one or more active agents that includes a dye supply providing a dye; a process tank connected to the dye supply and providing a reservoir of a liquid infusion solution including the dye through the linear substrate infusion system; and a process chamber fluidly connected to the process tank for contacting the liquid infusion solution with a linear substrate effective to infuse the dye into a surface of the linear substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Michael, Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200305443
    Abstract: A dough dividing system includes a hopper for receiving dough constituent including a hopper inlet and a hopper outlet, a divider assembly including a divider block including a divider block cavity, and a first actuator, and a receptacle including a receptacle inlet. The first actuator moves the divider block to align the divider block cavity with the hopper outlet, the dough constituent enters the divider block cavity when the divider block cavity is aligned with the hopper outlet, the divider block moves to shear a dough form from the dough constituent, and the divider block moves the dough form over the receptacle inlet such that the dough form can empty from the divider block cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventor: Rick Anderson
  • Patent number: 10758733
    Abstract: An implantable medical device has a housing having a proximal end, a distal end and an outer sidewall extending from the proximal end to the distal end. A fixation sheath includes a housing sheath portion extending along the outer sidewall of the housing, and a fixation member portion extending from the housing sheath portion. The housing sheath portion is advanceable from a first position along the outer sidewall of the housing in which the fixation member portion is retracted toward the proximal end of the housing to a second position along the outer sidewall of the housing in which the fixation member portion is deployed to extend away from the housing distal end for anchoring the implantable medical device at an implant site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongping Yang, Thomas A. Anderson, Yong K. Cho, Becky L. Dolan, Rick D. Mcvenes
  • Patent number: 10753039
    Abstract: A method of forming an active agent infused linear material includes passing a substantially linear polymeric substrate through a linear substrate infusion chamber in a first direction, flowing a liquid infusion solution through the linear substrate infusion chamber in a second direction, and contacting the linear substrate with the liquid infusion solution at an infusion temperature and for an infusion time effective to infuse the one or more active molecules into or onto a surface of the linear substrate, thereby forming an active agent infused linear material. The liquid infusion solution includes one or more active molecules. The second direction is substantially opposite or substantially parallel to the first direction. A linear substrate infusion system and a polymeric linear substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Radco Infusion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Michael, Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20200115519
    Abstract: Provided are polymeric materials that demonstrate excellent mar resistance as well as clarity and weatherability as well as processes for their manufacture. In some aspects a thermoplastic material includes a light stabilizer at or within the surface of the material and a mar resistant coating material layered directly on the surface, optionally without any intermediate primer layer, adhesion promotion layer or material, or other functional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Phillips, Michael Heben, Nikolas Podraza, Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190293266
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighted display. In particular, to a circular frame having a lighted display attached to the center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Rick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190193102
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses for the infusion of one or more additives into the surface of a linear substrate. The apparatuses include a processing barrel having an infusion chamber defined therein as well as a linear substrate inlet and a linear substrate outlet. The processing barrel also includes an infusion fluid inlet and an infusion solution outlet in fluid communication with the infusion chamber. The infusion chamber is dimensionally reconfigurable, optionally during an infusion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: RADCO INFUSION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Southwire Company LLC
    Inventors: Juan Alberto Galindo GONZALEZ, Richard YORDE, Rick ANDERSON, Jess A. MCGILVERY, Washington I. MCGILVERY, Douglas MICHAEL, Randy D. KUMMER
  • Publication number: 20190136001
    Abstract: There is a great desire for new organic resin materials that have acceptable weatherability and scratch resistance. Provided are processes and organic resin materials that address these needs. Such materials include a thermoplastic substrate, an adhesion promoter infused into a surface of the thermoplastic such that an inorganic component (IC) of the adhesion promoter is surface exposed and an organic component (OC) of the adhesion promoter penetrates the surface, and a mar resistant coating contacting the substrate absent an intermediate layer. Processes of forming such materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Rick Anderson, Richard Yorde
  • Publication number: 20190093281
    Abstract: A method of forming an active agent infused linear material includes passing a substantially linear polymeric substrate through a linear substrate infusion chamber in a first direction, flowing a liquid infusion solution through the linear substrate infusion chamber in a second direction, and contacting the linear substrate with the liquid infusion solution at an infusion temperature and for an infusion time effective to infuse the one or more active molecules into or onto a surface of the linear substrate, thereby forming an active agent infused linear material. The liquid infusion solution includes one or more active molecules. The second direction is substantially opposite or substantially parallel to the first direction. A linear substrate infusion system and a polymeric linear substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Michael, Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Patent number: 10112516
    Abstract: An armrest assembly for a vehicle includes a displaceable armrest element and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly is configured for translating the displaceable armrest element between a deployed configuration and a folded configuration. The linkage assembly includes a spring-actuated pivoting over-center link configured to disengage the linkage assembly to allow the displaceable armrest element to rotate. An actuator is provided which on sensing an impact ruptures a frangible fastener holding the over-center link in a substantially parallel orientation to at least one drive link, thereby allowing the spring-actuated over-center linkage to pivot relative to the at least one drive link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sundararajan, Kevin Michael Pline, Derek Board, Rick Anderson, Ronald Anthony Bozio, David John McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10047209
    Abstract: Process of decolorizing dyed thermoplastics are provided that includes intermixing a dyed thermoplastic with a decolorization agent solution at a temperature that maintains the crystalline structure of the thermoplastic. The processes for the first time are capable of removing substantial portions of dye from the thermoplastic providing a material that is suitable for recycling processes and use in subsequent recycled articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RADCO INFUSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20180050617
    Abstract: An armrest assembly for a vehicle includes a displaceable armrest element and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly is configured for translating the displaceable armrest element between a deployed configuration and a folded configuration. The linkage assembly includes a spring-actuated pivoting over-center link configured to disengage the linkage assembly to allow the displaceable armrest element to rotate. An actuator is provided which on sensing an impact ruptures a frangible fastener holding the over-center link in a substantially parallel orientation to at least one drive link, thereby allowing the spring-actuated over-center linkage to pivot relative to the at least one drive link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sundararajan, Kevin Michael Pline, Derek Board, Rick Anderson, Ronald Anthony Bozio, David John McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9718080
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses for the infusion of one or more additives into the surface of a linear substrate. The apparatuses include a processing barrel having an infusion chamber defined therein as well as a linear substrate inlet and a linear substrate outlet. The processing barrel also includes an infusion fluid inlet and an infusion solution outlet in fluid communication with the infusion chamber. The infusion chamber is dimensionally reconfigurable, optionally during an infusion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: RADCO INFUSION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez, Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson, Jess A. McGilvery, Washington I. McGilvery, Douglas Michael, Randy D. Kummer
  • Patent number: 9713972
    Abstract: A console for a vehicle interior comprises a structure comprising a storage volume and an armrest comprising a tambour door and configured for adjustment from a first position to a second position. The tambour door of the armrest is configured for movement to uncover the storage volume. The vehicle interior component comprises a base and an armrest assembly. The armrest assembly is configured for movement between a raised position and a lowered position relative to the base. The cover of the armrest assembly is configured to move from a closed position to an open position while the armrest assembly is in the raised position and in the lowered position. The console assembly comprises a base and a cover assembly comprising a housing and providing a cover. The cover is configured for movement relative to the base and the housing and movement between a raised position and a lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald A. Bozio, Jason M. Hipshier, Kenneth Daniel Sherburn, Chris J. Harmelink, Rick A. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160365012
    Abstract: This invention relates to a hanging display system. In particular, the invention relates to hanging display system with a metal clasp that can move easily and securely between an open and closed position. Persons of ordinary skill in the art will understand that the invention is not necessarily so limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventor: Rick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20160264751
    Abstract: Process of decolorizing dyed thermoplastics are provided that includes intermixing a dyed thermoplastic with a decolorization agent solution at a temperature that maintains the crystalline structure of the thermoplastic. The processes for the first time are capable of removing substantial portions of dye from the thermoplastic providing a material that is suitable for recycling processes and use in subsequent recycled articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Patent number: 9409502
    Abstract: An armrest assembly includes a pivot joint positioned at a first longitudinal end of the armrest assembly. The pivot joint is configured to rotatably couple the armrest assembly to a housing of a vehicle interior component. The armrest assembly also includes an armrest configured to rotate about the pivot joint between a lowered position and a raised position. In addition, the armrest assembly includes an adjustment mechanism positioned at a second longitudinal end of the armrest assembly, opposite the first longitudinal end. The adjustment mechanism is configured to hold the armrest in one of a variety of vertical positions including the lowered position and the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Rick A. Anderson, Kenneth Daniel Sherburn, Randy William Nurenberg
  • Publication number: 20160222179
    Abstract: There is a great desire for new organic resin materials that have acceptable weatherability and scratch resistance. Provided are processes and organic resin materials that address these needs. Such materials include a thermoplastic substrate, an adhesion promoter infused into a surface of the thermoplastic such that an inorganic component (IC) of the adhesion promoter is surface exposed and an organic component (OC) of the adhesion promoter penetrates the surface, and a mar resistant coating contacting the substrate absent an intermediate layer. Processes of forming such materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: RADCO Infusion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rick Anderson, Richard Yorde
  • Publication number: 20160185264
    Abstract: A console for a vehicle interior is disclosed. The console comprises a structure comprising a storage volume and an armrest comprising a tambour door and configured for adjustment from a first position to a second position. The tambour door of the armrest is configured for movement to uncover the storage volume. The vehicle interior component comprises a base and an armrest assembly. The armrest assembly is configured for movement between a raised position and a lowered position relative to the base. The cover of the armrest assembly is configured to move from a closed position to an open position while the armrest assembly is in the raised position and in the lowered position. The console assembly comprises a base and a cover assembly comprising a housing and providing a cover. The cover is configured for movement relative to the base and the housing and movement between a raised position and a lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald A. Bozio, Jason M. Hipshier, Kenneth Daniel Sherburn, Chris J. Harmelink, Rick A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9295264
    Abstract: A dough preparing machine operable to mix and divide dough so as to form a plurality of individual loaves of bread in a relatively compact space is provided. The dough preparing machine includes a compressing and dividing device, a bowl, a pivotable mixing arm, a rounder, and a sheeter molder. The dough preparing machine further includes a transfer device having a first arm and an opposable gripper operable to handle the rounded individual balls of dough. The compressing and dividing device configured to press the dough uniformly within the bowl, and divide the compressed dough into individual balls of dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Anderson Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rick Anderson, Tim Hancock