Patents by Inventor Robert A. Olsen

Robert A. Olsen 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: 11389610
    Abstract: Interfaces for positive pressure therapy having a mask assembly, a headgear assembly and a connection port assembly are disclosed herein. The connection port assembly has a ball joint connection with the mask assembly and includes a quick release button for easily disconnecting the gases source conduit from the mask assembly. The mask assembly may include a bias flow vent that is formed separately and attached to the mask assembly. The headgear assembly encircles the rear region of the user's head and may include at least some portions that are substantially non-stretchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan David Harwood, Christopher Earl Nightingale, Gregory James Olsen, Craig Robert Prentice, Daniel John Smith, Brett John Huddart, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon, Olivia Marie Allan
  • Patent number: 11378313
    Abstract: A refrigerant detector testing system according to aspects of the disclosure includes a metering orifice formed in a suction line that is disposed between an evaporator coil and a compressor, a valve fluidly coupled to the metering orifice, a connecting tube fluidly coupled to the valve on a side opposite the metering orifice, a mixing device having an input orifice fluidly coupled to the connecting tube. In some embodiments, the mixing device includes an air intake disposed proximate the input orifice, a throttling portion downstream of the input orifice and the air intake, the throttling portion having a reduced cross-sectional area, and a diffuser section positioned downstream of the throttling portion, the diffuser section having an output orifice. According to aspects of the disclosure, a refrigerant detector fluidly exposed to the output orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Goel, Robert B. Uselton, Eric Berg, Mark Olsen
  • Publication number: 20220096982
    Abstract: A pressure tank condensation separator having an interior chamber forming a downflow path on a first side and an upflow path on a second side passing through horizontally positioned shelves; each shelf having at least one passageway positioned to cause a tortuous air path wherein moisture is separated and deposited on each shelf. The shelves are sloped, leading to drain holes for directing moisture collected to a purge valve. The removal of moisture is most beneficial to clean radar sensors, LIDAR and video cameras used on autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Olsen, Robert Hance, James Papke
  • Patent number: 11208863
    Abstract: A ball launcher and method for actuating wellsite equipment at a wellsite is disclosed. The wellsite has wellhead equipment positioned at an inlet of a wellbore. The ball launcher includes a housing, a ball release, and a housing extension. The housing has a passage for receiving balls. The ball is release positionable about the housing. The ball release includes a feeder to selectively and sequentially release the balls from the housing. The housing extension includes a hopper tube and a feed tube. The hopper tube has an inlet to receive the balls from the housing, the feed tube extending at an angle from the hopper tube. The feed tube has an exit a distance above the wellhead equipment to release the balls therethrough whereby the balls are dropped into and activates the wellsite equipment in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GR Energy Services Management, LP
    Inventors: James William Anthony, Marion M. Ringo, David Chesney, Roma Montifar, Thomas Bell, Tyler Chaney, Joel Henry, Ronald Craig Smith, Steven Robert Olsen
  • Patent number: 11124159
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved vehicle reservoir system for managing the distribution of applicable fluids, including either liquids or gases individually, simultaneously, or a combination of these in a predefined sequence. In one embodiment, a first reservoir contains a non-pressurized fluid that is transferred to a distribution manifold and a second reservoir contains a pressurized fluid that can be transferred to the distribution fluid for admixing with the first reservoir fluid, or to a second distribution manifold, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Toledo Molding & Die, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Satarino, Robert Olsen
  • Publication number: 20200123870
    Abstract: An apparatus (10; 110; 310) for conveying a tool (12; 112; 312) into and/or from a well installation (W) comprises a conveying arrangement (16; 116; 316) configured for coupling to a housing (14; 114; 314) for receiving the tool to be conveyed (12; 112; 312). The conveying arrangement (16; 116; 316) includes an actuator arrangement (28; 128; 328) configurable between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration. The apparatus (10; 110; 310) is configured for location on a wellhead (WH) of the well installation (W), movement of the actuator arrangement (28; 128; 328) between the retracted configuration and the extended configuration moving the tool to be conveyed (12; 112; 312) into and/or from the housing (14; 114; 314) and thus into and/or from the well installation (W).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher OLIVANT, Robert OLSEN, Jarle HVIDSTEN
  • Publication number: 20190301261
    Abstract: A ball launcher and method for actuating wellsite equipment at a wellsite is disclosed. The wellsite has wellhead equipment positioned at an inlet of a wellbore. The ball launcher includes a housing, a ball release, and a housing extension. The housing has a passage for receiving balls. The ball is release positionable about the housing. The ball release includes a feeder to selectively and sequentially release the balls from the housing. The housing extension includes a hopper tube and a feed tube. The hopper tube has an inlet to receive the balls from the housing, the feed tube extending at an angle from the hopper tube. The feed tube has an exit a distance above the wellhead equipment to release the balls therethrough whereby the balls are dropped into and activates the wellsite equipment in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James William Anthony, Marion M. Ringo, David Chesney, Roma Montifar, Thomas Bell, Tyler Chaney, Joel Henry, Craig Ronald Smith, Steven Robert Olsen
  • Publication number: 20180251099
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved vehicle reservoir system for managing the distribution of applicable fluids, including either liquids or gases individually, simultaneously, or a combination of these in a predefined sequence. In one embodiment, a first reservoir contains a non-pressurized fluid that is transferred to a distribution manifold and a second reservoir contains a pressurized fluid that can be transferred to the distribution fluid for admixing with the first reservoir fluid, or to a second distribution manifold, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Charles David Satarino, Robert Olsen
  • Publication number: 20180141522
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved vehicle reservoir system employing a single pump with a fluid distribution manifold or linear valve. The manifold is fluidly coupled to the pump, drawing fluid from the reservoir for distribution through multiple outlet ports. In the primary embodiment, a pump would pressurize a cavity of the manifold and fluid would be released through solenoid operated valves located on each outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Charles David Satarino, Robert Olsen
  • Patent number: 9856777
    Abstract: A dual chamber coolant reservoir having a single vent neck. The coolant reservoir is for an internal combustion engine cooling system wherein the reservoir housing includes a first chamber and a second chamber formed integral thereto. A vent neck includes an aperture for accessing the first chamber with either a two or three o-ring cap to maintain pressure within the first chamber. Means for venting the second chamber when coolant exceeds a predetermined pressure level and a means for venting the first and second chamber when said cap is moved from a closed position to an open position. An inline pressure relief valve and check valve providing pressure relief and air displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Toledo Molding & Die, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Camera, Robert Olsen, James Papke
  • Patent number: 9389023
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Publication number: 20160160740
    Abstract: A dual chamber coolant reservoir having a single vent neck. The coolant reservoir is for an internal combustion engine cooling system wherein the reservoir housing includes a first chamber and a second chamber formed integral thereto. A vent neck includes an aperture for accessing the first chamber with either a two or three o-ring cap to maintain pressure within the first chamber. Means for venting the second chamber when coolant exceeds a predetermined pressure level and a means for venting the first and second chamber when said cap is moved from a closed position to an open position. An inline pressure relief valve and check valve providing pressure relief and air displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Camera, Robert Olsen, James Papke
  • Patent number: 9091127
    Abstract: A safety joint to be included in a riser between a floating structure and a subsea installation at a location in the riser above a stress joint where it will be subjected to minimum bending loads. The safety joint includes a first riser coupling at its upper end for connection to a corresponding riser coupling of a riser joint and a second riser coupling at its lower end for connection to a corresponding riser coupling of a riser joint or stress joint. An emergency disconnect package with an emergency disconnect coupling and a retainer valve unit is arranged between the upper end and the lower end of the safety joint. A riser including such a safety joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Scandinavia AS
    Inventor: Robert Olsen
  • Publication number: 20150013137
    Abstract: A combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circuit includes a housing, an oxygenator, and a depth filter. The oxygenator includes a hollow fiber bundle forming an oxygenator exterior face. The depth filter is disposed (e.g., wound) directly over the exterior face, and includes a plurality of filaments arranged to define filter layers of level wound filaments. A first layer directly abuts the oxygenator exterior face. The oxygenator bundle differs from the depth filter in terms of: fiber and filament materials, construction of the fibers and filaments, and/or minimum gap spacings between axially adjacent ones of the fibers and the filaments. An oxygenator with integrated arterial filtering capability is provided that minimally impacts the extracorporeal blood circuit prime volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Olsen, John L. Knoll
  • Publication number: 20140048234
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Patent number: 8622950
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a bundled mat construction for an extracorporeal blood circuit heat exchanger includes attaching a leading edge of a first capillary tube mat segment to a first side of a mandrel. A leading edge of a second capillary tube mat segment is attached to a second side of the mandrel. The first side is diametrically opposite the second side. The mandrel is rolled relative to the mat segments to generate a bundled mat construction. Radial layers of the bundled mat construction are symmetrical relative to a central axis of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lauber, Robert Olsen, Mark Wendler, Chris Plott, Al McLevish
  • Patent number: 8579845
    Abstract: A capillary tube bundle sub-assembly for use in an extracorporeal heat exchanger includes a continuous capillary tubing wound about a core to define a plurality of capillary layers each including a plurality of capillary segments. The capillary segments each define opposing terminal ends adjacent opposing ends of the core. The capillary segments of each layer are circumferentially aligned relative to an axis of the core, with each successive layer being radially outward of an immediately preceding layer. The capillary segments are non-parallel with the axis, spiraling partially about the axis in extension between the opposing terminal ends. Each capillary segment forms less than one complete revolution (i.e., winds less than 360°). The segments within each layer are substantially parallel with one another; however, an orientation of the segments differs from layer-to-layer such as by pitch or angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Patent number: 8518259
    Abstract: An apparatus for de-aering, oxygenating and controlling a temperature of blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The apparatus includes a housing, a manifold body, a heat exchanger, and an oxygenator. A blood inlet tangentially directs blood into a first chamber of the housing. The manifold body is disposed in a second chamber, and includes a core and a plurality of vanes that define channels. The heat exchanger is arranged around the manifold body, and the oxygenator around the heat exchanger. The channels are open to the heat exchanger. An established blood flow path includes rotational flow within the first chamber to separate air from the blood, generally longitudinal flow from the first chamber and along the channels, and generally radial flow through the heat exchanger and the oxygenator. With this construction, gross air removal occurs prior to the blood passing through the heat exchanger and oxygenator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Cloutier, Robert Olsen, Stephen Roller, Chris Plott, Al McLevish, Ming Li, Michael Laxen, John Knoll, Gregory Hake
  • Patent number: 8325736
    Abstract: A hierarchy of schedules propagate minimum guaranteed scheduling rates among scheduling layers in a hierarchical schedule. The minimum guaranteed scheduling rate for a parent schedule entry is typically based on the summation of the minimum guaranteed scheduling rates of its immediate child schedule entries. This propagation of minimum rate scheduling guarantees for a class of traffic can be dynamic (e.g., based on the active traffic for this class of traffic, active services for this class of traffic), or statically configured. One embodiment also includes multiple scheduling lanes for scheduling items, such as, but not limited to packets or indications thereof, such that different categories of traffic (e.g., propagated minimum guaranteed scheduling rate, non-propagated minimum guaranteed scheduling rate, high priority, excess rate, etc.) of scheduled items can be propagated through the hierarchy of schedules accordingly without being blocked behind a lower priority or different type of traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl T. Cohen, Robert Olsen, Christopher J. Kappler, Anna Charny
  • Patent number: D875025
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toledo Molding & Die, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Olsen, James Papke, John D. Law