Patents by Inventor Robert A. Bedient

Robert A. Bedient 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: 10069257
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a body element that has an inner bore configured for receiving a cable having inner and outer conductors. A center conductor element is configured for engaging an inner conductor of the cable. A tubular ground slide extends over the center conductor element and has a front end and rear end with the rear end of the slide engaging the body element for being axially movable on the f the body element. A spring is configured to engage an outer surface of the body element and abut the rear end of the ground slide for biasing the ground slide with respect to the body element. A conductive sleeve has a rear end configured for press fitting onto the body. The sleeve is further configured for capturing the spring and ground slide with the body element and has a plurality of spring fingers at a front end thereof that contact the front end of the movable ground slide for providing electrical connection with the body element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Soubh, Robert Bedient
  • Patent number: 9150087
    Abstract: A truck bed cover may be deployed as a tonneau cover or as a canopy cover. The truck bed cover includes a top shell and right and left side shells. The side shells are operable to pivot and slide with respect to the top shell so that the cover may be deployed in a canopy cover configuration or collapsed into a tonneau cover configuration. When in the tonneau cover configuration, the truck bed cover may be tilted up to provide access to the inside of the truck bed or tilted down into a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Engo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Drew V. Aho, Randall B. McCain, Robert A Bedient
  • Publication number: 20140252794
    Abstract: A truck bed cover may be deployed as a tonneau cover or as a canopy cover. The truck bed cover includes a top shell and right and left side shells. The side shells are operable to pivot and slide with respect to the top shell so that the cover may be deployed in a canopy cover configuration or collapsed into a tonneau cover configuration. When in the tonneau cover configuration, the truck bed cover may be tilted up to provide access to the inside of the truck bed or tilted down into a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Engo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Drew V. Aho, Randall B. McCain, Robert A. Bedient
  • Publication number: 20080105600
    Abstract: A hemodialysis apparatus includes: a dialysate-delivery system including at least one unit selected from the group consisting of (i) a dialysate-preparation unit, (ii) a dialysate-circulation unit, (iii) an ultrafiltrate-removal unit, and (iv) a dialysate-monitoring unit; and a user/machine interface operably connected to the dialysate-delivery system, the user/machine interface comprising a touch screen, the touch screen including a screen having (a) a target ultrafiltration display, (b) an ultrafiltration rate display, (c) a transmembrane pressure display, (d) an arterial pressure display, (e) a venous pressure display, (f) a dialysis fluid conductivity display, and (g) a dialysis fluid temperature display; and wherein at least one of the displays of the touch screen is selectable to adjust a setting displayed by the display, the setting used to operate at least one of (i) the dialysate-preparation unit, (ii) the dialysate-circulation unit, (iii) the ultrafiltrate-removal unit, and (iv) the dialysate-monito
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicants: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Connell, Robert Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael Hogard, Harley Johnson, Thomas Kelly, Jean Long, Bruce Peterson, William Preston, Dalibor Smejtek
  • Patent number: 7351340
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include a method providing an apparatus for dialyzing to a consumer, with the apparatus including a controller for controlling a dialysate parameter, a delivery system for delivering the dialysate to a dialysate compartment of a dialyzer, and a user/machine interface having a touch screen to display an indicium corresponding to a parameter pertinent to operation of the apparatus for use in dialysis and to enable a user though touching the indicium to effect a change in the parameter. The method also includes providing supplies that are useable with the apparatus to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 7318892
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 7303680
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 7264730
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include methods such as supplying a dialysis machine including a touch screen interface to a machine user and supplying to the machine user accessory devices to be used with the dialysis machine in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20060005457
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is a fishing lure or fishing device including a fish scent dispenser to dispense scent derived from a scent source contained therein. A scent source can be added to a cavity defined by the fishing lure or fishing device and a lid portion of the fish scent dispenser when in an open configuration. The scent source can then be secured when the fish scent dispenser is in a closed configuration. The scent contained in or created by the scent source is dispersed through vents in the lid portion when the fishing lure or fishing device is submerged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Darrell Harris, Robert Bedient
  • Publication number: 20060005456
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is a fish scent dispenser that may be attached to any variety of fishing lure or fishing device to dispense scent derived from a scent source contained therein. A scent source can be added to a cavity defined by a base portion a lid portion of the fish scent dispenser when the portions are in an open configuration. The scent source can then be secured when the portions are in a closed configuration. The scent contained in or created by the scent source is dispersed through vents in the lid portion when the fish scent dispenser is submerged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventors: Darrell Harris, Robert Bedient
  • Publication number: 20050242034
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Connell, Robert Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael Hogard, Harley Johnson, Thomas Kelly, Jean Long, Bruce Peterson, William Preston, Dalibor Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20050045540
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Connell, Robert Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael Hogard, Harley Johnson, Thomas Kelly, Jean Long, Bruce Peterson, William Preston, Dalibor Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20040084372
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20030222022
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include methods such as supplying a dialysis machine including a touch screen interface to a machine user and supplying to the machine user accessory devices to be used with the dialysis machine in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20030217972
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Publication number: 20030209475
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include a method providing an apparatus for dialyzing to a consumer, with the apparatus including a controller for controlling a dialysate parameter, a delivery system for delivering the dialysate to a dialysate compartment of a dialyzer, and a user/machine interface having a touch screen to display an indicium corresponding to a parameter pertinent to operation of the apparatus for use in dialysis and to enable a user though touching the indicium to effect a change in the parameter. The method also includes providing supplies that are useable with the apparatus to the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Perterson, William G. Preston, Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 5744027
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Althin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean McEvoy Long, Bruce A. Peterson, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 5486286
    Abstract: A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Althin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Peterson, Mark E. Connell, Robert A. Bedient, Raymond Elsen, Michael E. Hogard, Harley D. Johnson, Thomas D. Kelly, Jean M. Long, William G. Preston, Jr., Dalibor J. Smejtek
  • Patent number: 4889812
    Abstract: A novel class of bioreactor apparatuses are disclosed which offer improved performance over prior art designs. The apparatuses circulate nutrient fluid through a bioreactor device, such as a hollow fiber bioreactor cartridge, which is used to culture a colony of cells. The nutrient fluid is refreshed by the controlled addition of fresh fluid and the controlled removal of used fluid through a sterile infusion/extraction device. Cellular by-product yield is enhanced by periodically alternating the direction of nutrient fluid through the bioreactor and by periodically circulating the harvest fluid through the extracapillary region of the bioreactor cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: C. D. Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry W. Guinn, Gary N. Mills, Robert A. Bedient, Martin O. Greeley
  • Patent number: D341659
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Instromedix, Inc.
    Inventors: Habib Homayoun, Howard M. Meehan, Robert A. Bedient, Kenneth H. Pierce