Patents by Inventor Stephen D. Harris

Stephen D. Harris 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: 20210259725
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical instrument and method of assembly with a predetermined alignment includes first and second modular assemblies and an electrical lockout. The first modular assembly includes at least a portion of an end effector configured to manipulate a tissue. The second modular assembly includes a transducer power circuit and an activation switch electrically connected to the transducer power circuit. The electrical lockout is electrically connected to the transducer power circuit and configured to inhibit the activation switch from powering the ultrasonic transducer with the first and second modular assemblies misaligned from the predetermined alignment such that the first and second modular assemblies are in a locked-out state. The electrical lockout is further configured to allow the activation switch to power the ultrasonic transducer with the first and second modular assemblies in the predetermined alignment such that the first and second modular assemblies are in an operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan M. Asher, Brian D. Black, John E. Brady, Alexander R. Cuti, Demetrius N. Harris, Carl J. Draginoff, JR., Ellen Burkart, Geni M. Giannotti, Andrew Kolpitcke, Amy M. Krumm, Matthew T. Kuhn, Stephen M. Leuck, Cameron D. McLain, Ion V. Nicolaescu, Candice Otrembiak, Amrita S. Sawhney, Aaron C. Voegele, Grace E. Brooks, Fajian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20090016078
    Abstract: A display system (300) that includes a first display (302) and at least a second display (304). A light guide (330) can be positioned between the first display and the second display. Further, a light valve (342) can be positioned between the light guide and the second display. The light valve can be operable between a first state in which the light valve is substantially optically clear and a second state in which the light valve is not substantially optically clear. For example, the light valve can be substantially opaque in the second state. The display system (300) can be integrated into a display device (500). The display device can be a hinged display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Murray, Paul D. Crouch, Stephen D. Harris
  • Patent number: 6488755
    Abstract: Asphalt compositions as well as asphalt paving compositions are improved by the inclusion of coated mesophase pitch carbon fibers having wax or waxy coatings to such compositions. Uses of such asphalt compositions, particularly with aggregates to form asphalt paving compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Conoco Inc.
    Inventors: Paul E. Seyler, Stephen D. Harris, John Byron Sudbury, Jeff D. Meyers