Patents by Inventor Stephen F. Meyer

Stephen F. Meyer 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: 20200146909
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 10561550
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A Bobey, Stephen L Douglas, Eric R Meyer, Jonathan H Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R Schulte, Andrew F Skinner, Michael Z Sleva, Richard B Stacy, Daniel K Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 9556512
    Abstract: A system for substrate deposition is disclosed. The system includes a wafer pallet and an anode. The wafer pallet has a bottom and a top. The top of the wafer pallet is configured to hold a substrate wafer. The anode has a substantially fixed position relative to the wafer pallet and is configured to move with the wafer pallet through the deposition chamber. The anode is electrically isolated from the substrate wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Peter John Cousins, Hsin-Chiao Luan, Thomas Pass, John Ferrer, Rex Gallardo, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140014499
    Abstract: A system for substrate deposition is disclosed. The system includes a wafer pallet and an anode. The wafer pallet has a bottom and a top. The top of the wafer pallet is configured to hold a substrate wafer. The anode has a substantially fixed position relative to the wafer pallet and is configured to move with the wafer pallet through the deposition chamber. The anode is electrically isolated from the substrate wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Peter John Cousins, Hsin-Chiao Luan, Thomas Pass, John Ferrer, Rex Gallardo, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8557093
    Abstract: A system for substrate deposition. The system includes a wafer pallet and an anode. The wafer pallet has a bottom and a top. The top of the wafer pallet is configured to hold a substrate wafer. The anode has a substantially fixed position relative to the wafer pallet and is configured to move with the wafer pallet through the deposition chamber. The anode is electrically isolated from the substrate wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Cousins, Hsin-Chiao Luan, Thomas Pass, John Ferrer, Rex Gallardo, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20090318818
    Abstract: A blood pressure monitoring system that includes a compact housing that contains a pneumatic circuit that is removably attached to an inflatable cuff by a hoseless connector so that the cuff can be inflated and deflated to provide blood pressure readings that are detected by a pressure sensor. A controller is also contained in the housing which controls the circuit activities and records blood pressure related data. The controller is linked via a bidirectional communication system with a processor that is contained in a host station which programs the controller and collects and records blood pressure related data. The communication system also allows the monitoring system to communicate over a wider network with other remote stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson B. Whitaker, Matthew J. Kinsley, John A. Lane, Scott A. Martin, Thomas J. Grant, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20090156946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blood pressure monitor for measuring the blood pressure of a person including a blood pressure cuff. The blood pressure monitor also includes an electro-pneumatic package. The electro-pneumatic package includes a pump, a valve, a pressure sensor, and one or more accelerometers. A pneumatic mechanical coupling is configured to pneumatically and mechanically directly couple the blood pressure cuff to the electro-pneumatic package, wherein a signal from the one or more accelerometers configured to indicate an activity level of the person during a blood pressure measurement. A display is configured to display an indication of the activity level. The invention also relates to a blood pressure monitor wherein an electronics circuit is configured to receive the motion signal from the one or more accelerometers during a blood pressure measurement. The invention also relates to a method for detecting a motion artifact in a non-invasive blood pressure measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Tyson B. Whitaker, Matthew J. Kinsley, Scott A. Martin, Thomas J. Grant, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20080230372
    Abstract: A system for substrate deposition. The system includes a wafer pallet and an anode. The wafer pallet has a bottom and a top. The top of the wafer pallet is configured to hold a substrate wafer. The anode has a substantially fixed position relative to the wafer pallet and is configured to move with the wafer pallet through the deposition chamber. The anode is electrically isolated from the substrate wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Cousins, Hsin-Chiao Luan, Thomas Pass, John Ferrer, Rex Gallardo, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5306547
    Abstract: High-performance heat-reflective films having a metallic silver layer bounded by two dielectric layers are disclosed. The thickness of the layers is selected to insure high levels of heat rejection but relatively high levels of light transmission together with a substantial level of color neutrality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Hood, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5071206
    Abstract: Visually transparent, color corrected, infra-red reflecting films are disclosed for solar heat control. The films employ Fabry-Perot sandwich interference filters which are characterized by having three or more transparent layers of sputter-deposited metal such as silver directly contiguous with dielectric spacer layers and optionally boundary layers. Methods for producing these materials by sputtering techniques as well as glazing materials incorporating these films are disclosed, as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Hood, Stephen F. Meyer, Michael Brazil
  • Patent number: 4861680
    Abstract: Bronze-grey films for window glazing structures are disclosed. The subject bronze-grey films are characterized by having a layer of reactive-sputtered titanium suboxide of controlled composition between the bronze-grey metal layer and the plastic sheet which makes up the substrate of the film. The process by which these films can be made is also disclosed. These films offer superior resistance to failure by delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies
    Inventors: Stephen F. Meyer, Claude A. Sans
  • Patent number: 4849087
    Abstract: Apparatus for sputter depositing a layer of metal onto a laterally extended substrate includes a substrate support, a deposition station, a downstream sensing assembly and a computerized controller. The deposition station includes a cathode and anodes extending the width of the substrate. Gas supply is provided to each of a plurality of zones through a common distribution chamber with a plurality of inlets which in combination cover the width of the substrate on which a thin film layer is to be deposited. The gas flow is directed through each anode into the plasma region and is individually controlled for each zone. The downstream sensing assembly includes, for each zone, a four-point contact assembly usign four electrically conductive wheels. Two of the wheels are used to apply current to the thin film and two are used to sense the resistance of it. This information is fed into the computer for use in controlling the gas flow into the deposition station, by zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies
    Inventor: Stephen F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4799745
    Abstract: Visually transparent, infra-red reflecting films are disclosed for solar heat control. The films employ Fabry-Perot sandwich interference filters which are characterized by having two or more transparent layers of sputter-deposited metal such as silver directly contiguous with dielectric spacer layers and optionally boundary layers. Methods for producing these materials by sputtering techniques as well as glazing materials incorporating these films are disclosed, as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen F. Meyer, Thomas G. Hood
  • Patent number: 4160886
    Abstract: A data entry keyboard includes a key array overlying a switching assembly so that a switch is operated when a corresponding key is depressed. The key array is made by forming a transparent plastic sheet into a blank having a number of upwardly extending key projections and having a downwardly extending switch actuating projection adjacent each key projection. Indicia are applied to the underside of the sheet so the indicia are both visible and protected from wear. A back coat overlies the indicia on the underside of the sheet. The blank is cut to remove material surrounding each key and to define an integral hinge permitting deflection of each key and its associated switch actuating projection. The key array is assembled with the switching assembly, and a mask overlies the key array and permits access to individual keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1979
    Assignee: Clare-Pendar Co.
    Inventors: Duane H. Wright, deceased, Stephen F. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4109314
    Abstract: A fruit analyzer for testing fruit and fruit juice samples to automatically obtain test data relating thereto and for using the test data so obtained to compute and print out characteristic parameters indicating the nature and quality of the fruit tested, including per cent acid and soluble solids content. A computer controlled testing unit has a suspended plummet soluble solids testing means including plummet weight and temperature transducers as well as an acid testing means including liquid weight and PH transducers for automatic titration of the contents thereof. A network of valved conduits deliver and drain juice, rinse solution, and cleaning solution at the appropriate time into and from the soluble solids and acid testing means. A separate network of valved conduits is provided to deliver alkali at the appropriate time to the acid testing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1978
    Assignee: Reliance Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen F. Meyer, Amiel R. Helle, Leo J. Niese