Patents by Inventor Stephen R. Russell

Stephen R. Russell 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: 10648233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ladders and, more particularly, various configurations of ladders including straight and extension ladders, as well as to methods relating to the use and manufacture of such ladders. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a ladder is provided that includes a first pair of spaced apart rails and a plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the first pair of spaced apart rails. The ladder also includes a pair of lateral support members, wherein each support member is selectively displaceable in a lateral direction relative to an associated rail. Additionally, the ladder includes a pair of adjustable legs, each leg having a first end slidably coupled to an associated rail of the first pair of spaced apart rails and being slidably coupled to an associated lateral support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: WING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Gary M. Jonas, Chad Grotegut, Sean R. Peterson, Brian B. Russell, Stephen E. Boynton, Ryan Crawford, Darius S. Penrod
  • Patent number: 10627495
    Abstract: To decrease the likelihood of a false detection when detecting light from light pulses scattered by remote targets in a lidar system, a receiver in the lidar system includes a photodetector and a pulse-detection circuit having a gain circuit with a varying amount of gain over time. The gain circuit operates in a low-gain mode for a time period T1 beginning with time t0 when a light pulse is emitted to prevent the receiver from detecting return light pulses during the threshold time period T1. Upon expiration of the threshold time period T1, the gain circuit operates in a high-gain mode to begin detecting return light pulses until a subsequent light pulse is emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Luminar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Gaalema, Austin K. Russell, Joseph G. LaChapelle, Scott R. Campbell, Jason M. Eichenholz, Tue Tran
  • Publication number: 20200093129
    Abstract: This invention relates in part to soybean event pDAB8264.44.06.1 and includes a novel expression cassettes and transgenic inserts comprising multiple traits conferring resistance to glyphosate, aryloxyalkanoate, and glufosinate herbicides. This invention also relates in part to methods of controlling resistant weeds, plant breeding and herbicide tolerant plants. In some embodiments, the event sequence can be “stacked” with other traits, including, for example, other herbicide tolerance gene(s) and/or insect-inhibitory proteins. This invention further relates in part to endpoint TaqMan PCR assays for the detection of Event pDAB8264.44.06.1 in soybeans and related plant material. Some embodiments can perform high throughput zygosity analysis of plant material and other embodiments can be used to uniquely identify the zygosity of and breed soybean lines comprising the event of the subject invention. Kits and conditions useful in conducting these assays are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yunxing C. Cui, Thomas Hoffman, Ning Zhou, Stephen N. Novak, Julissa Colon, Dawn M. Parkhurst, Sandra G. Toledo, Terry R. Wright, Sean M. Russell, Bruce Held, Vaithilingam Sekar
  • Patent number: 10585422
    Abstract: A portable field maintenance tool system for performing a plurality of different functional tasks on one or more equipment assets in a plant includes a handheld base and a plurality of functional modules for attachment to the handheld base. Each functional module, when operatively attached to the handheld base, interacts with computer circuits on the handheld base to perform a pre-defined one or more of the functional tasks. A portable handheld field maintenance tool for performing one or more pre-selected ones of the functional tasks on an equipment asset in a plant is formed by operatively mounting any one of the functional modules to the handheld base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alden C. Russell, III, Alan R. Dewey, Brad Mathiowetz, Todd M. Toepke, Stephen Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10557940
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lidar system includes a light source configured to emit pulses of light and a scanner configured to scan at least a portion of the emitted pulses of light across a field of regard. The lidar system also includes a receiver configured to detect at least a portion of the scanned pulses of light scattered by a target located a distance from the lidar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Luminar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Eichenholz, Austin K. Russell, Scott R. Campbell, Alain Villeneuve, Rodger W. Cleye, Joseph G. LaChapelle, Matthew D. Weed, Lane A. Martin, Stephen D. Gaalema
  • Patent number: 10400250
    Abstract: This invention relates in part to soybean event pDAB8264.44.06.1 and includes a novel expression cassettes and transgenic inserts comprising multiple traits conferring resistance to glyphosate, aryloxyalkanoate, and glufosinate herbicides. This invention also relates in part to methods of controlling resistant weeds, plant breeding and herbicide tolerant plants. In some embodiments, the event sequence can be “stacked” with other traits, including, for example, other herbicide tolerance gene(s) and/or insect-inhibitory proteins. This invention further relates in part to endpoint TaqMan PCR assays for the detection of Event pDAB8264.44.06.1 in soybeans and related plant material. Some embodiments can perform high throughput zygosity analysis of plant material and other embodiments can be used to uniquely identify the zygosity of and breed soybean lines comprising the event of the subject invention. Kits and conditions useful in conducting these assays are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, MS Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Yunxing C. Cui, Thomas Hoffman, Ning Zhou, Stephen N. Novak, Julissa Colon, Dawn M. Parkhurst, Sandra G. Toledo, Terry R. Wright, Sean M. Russell, Bruce Held, Vaithilingam Sekar
  • Publication number: 20190198756
    Abstract: A memory cell can include a phase change material layer and a first electrode layer adjacent to the phase change material layer and having a phase change material layer side oriented toward the phase change material layer and a bit line side opposite the phase change material layer side. A carbon nitride layer can be on the bit line side surface of the first electrode layer. In some examples, a nonconductive separator material can have a word line end and a bit line end, and can have a portion contacting the phase change material layer. The bit line end surface of the nonconductive separator material can be at least partially free of contact with the carbon nitride layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Pengyuan Zheng, Stephen W. Russell, David R. Economy
  • Publication number: 20190186200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ladders and, more particularly, various configurations of ladders including straight and extension ladders, as well as to methods relating to the use and manufacture of such ladders. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a ladder is provided that includes a first pair of spaced apart rails and a plurality of rungs extending between and coupled to the first pair of spaced apart rails. The ladder also includes a pair of lateral support members, wherein each support member is selectively displaceable in a lateral direction relative to an associated rail. Additionally, the ladder includes a pair of adjustable legs, each leg having a first end slidably coupled to an associated rail of the first pair of spaced apart rails and being slidably coupled to an associated lateral support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Gary M. Jonas, Chad Grotegut, Sean R. Peterson, Brian B. Russell, Stephen E. Boynton, Ryan Crawford, Darius S. Penrod
  • Patent number: 5378157
    Abstract: A device for simulating electrical characteristics of an electrical, electronic or electromechanical component comprising circuitry (21) adapted to reproduce electrical characteristics which are produced by, or may be sensed in, the component, the device (1) being configured so as to substantially resemble the component in appearance and/or size. The device may have two substantially flat opposed surfaces (3,27), one of which carries a picture (5)of the component and the other a sectional view through the component to illustrate its technical construction or operation, and/or other data relating to the component. A kit may be provided comprising a number of such devices each to simulate a component forming part of an equipment or system so as to simulate the electrical characteristics and/or performance of the equipment or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: The Automobile Association Limited
    Inventor: Stephen R. Russell
  • Patent number: 4341982
    Abstract: A system for simultaneously and independently controlling a plurality of electric motors from a number of dispersed stations. The system operates by transmission of duty cycle modulated selected frequencies superimposed on a DC track voltage on a common power line servicing the motors. The modulation is variable and determines the speed of the motors. Transmitters are portable and designed removably to plug into a common signal transmission cable anywhere along its length without interaction. Receivers, each tuned to a specific frequency and associated with and controlling a motor, are coupled to the common power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Abbott W. Lahti, Stephen R. Russell