Patents by Inventor Steve Allen

Steve Allen 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: 11104208
    Abstract: A method for controlling torque of an air conditioner compressor is disclosed. In one example, the air conditioner compressor is a variable displacement compressor. The method may provide smooth transitions between different air conditioner compressor torques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Eric Rollinger, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Hugh Hamilton, Brent Jacobsen, Steve Pryor Perry
  • Publication number: 20180282612
    Abstract: A method of hydraulic fracturing, and tracer composites for use in the fracturing procedure, for tracing the production of formation water from one or more fractured zones. The tracer composites preferably include a formation water tracer material adsorbed onto a solid carrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Rule, Steve Allen Faurot
  • Patent number: 10017684
    Abstract: A method of hydraulic fracturing, and tracer composites for use in the fracturing procedure, for tracing the production of formation water from one or more fractured zones. The tracer composites preferably include a formation water tracer material adsorbed onto a solid carrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Spectrum Tracer Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Rule, Steve Allen Faurot
  • Publication number: 20180080314
    Abstract: A method of production allocation for multiple wells, fields, or other individual production sources which feed a common collection tank or battery. For any or each of the individual production sources, an oil-soluble or water-soluble tracer solution is added to the product stream flowing from the source and one or more downstream samples are then taken prior to the point at which the product stream combines with the product streams from any of the other sources. The individual oil production rate or water production rate of the tested production source is then determined using (i) the concentration of the oil-soluble tracer or water-soluble tracer in the tracer solution, (ii) the rate of addition of the tracer solution to the product stream, and (iii) the downstream concentration of the tracer in the oil phase or the water phase of the product stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Rule, Steve Allen Faurot
  • Patent number: 9801638
    Abstract: Provided is a jaw tool formed from two separable units and which includes a fastening device that attaches the two units together when the jaw tool is in use and which may automatically separate the units after the device performs its function such as clamping and/or cutting. Also provided is a jaw tool having a cutting blade wherein the contours of the device are shaped so that force is concentrated on the cutting bade when the device is closed. The jaw tool may be manufactured from a single injection molded-component that is used in duplicate to form the jaw tool. The jaw tool may be used in various applications in which it may be beneficial to simultaneously clamp and cut an object, such as various medical applications including vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and placental.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Administrator of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: William Kethman, Dann Schwartz, Steve Allen Franseen
  • Publication number: 20170306217
    Abstract: A method of hydraulic fracturing, and tracer composites for use in the fracturing procedure, for tracing the production of formation water from one or more fractured zones. The tracer composites preferably include a formation water tracer material adsorbed onto a solid carrier material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Rule, Steve Allen Faurot
  • Patent number: 9594070
    Abstract: A method of hydraulic fracturing, and tracer composites for use in the fracturing procedure, for tracing the production of crude oil or other hydrocarbon liquid products from one or more fractured zones. The tracer composites preferably include an oil soluble tracer adsorbed onto a solid carrier material. A non-water soluble coating is preferable also included on the composite over the tracer compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SPECTRUM TRACER SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Rule, Steve Allen Faurot
  • Publication number: 20160127932
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a core network (30) operable to provide core network functions; and a radio access network having control means (1), and radio means for wireless communication a terminal (10) registered with the telecommunications network via a cell. The control means (1) is operable to calculate a potential throughput value indicative of potential content delivery resource available for the terminal in the cell and to send the potential throughput value to an optimiser, the optimiser being operable to optimise delivery of content in dependence on the potential throughput value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Peter COSIMINI, David Andrew FOX, Steve ALLEN, Peter HOWARD
  • Publication number: 20150323515
    Abstract: A method of hydraulic fracturing, and tracer composites for use in the fracturing procedure, for tracing the production of crude oil or other hydrocarbon liquid products from one or more fractured zones. The tracer composites preferably include an oil soluble tracer adsorbed onto a solid carrier material. A non-water soluble coating is preferable also included on the composite over the tracer compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Rule, Steve Allen Faurot
  • Publication number: 20150252523
    Abstract: In one aspect, compositions are described herein which, in some embodiments, can improve or enhance the oil and soiling resistance of textile fibers, including fibers used in carpet and floor coverings. A composition described herein, in some embodiments, comprises a fluoropolymer component, a hydrophilic soil release polymeric component and a hardening component comprising one or more polymeric species having a glass transition temperature (Tg) greater than about 85° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Ralph R. Sargent, Michael S. Williams, Michael Grigat, Billy Lee Hullender, Steve Allen
  • Patent number: 9090779
    Abstract: In one aspect, compositions are described herein which, in some embodiments, can improve or enhance the oil and soiling resistance of textile fibers, including fibers used in carpet and floor coverings. A composition described herein, in some embodiments, comprises a fluoropolymer component, a hydrophilic soil release polymeric component and a hardening component comprising one or more polymeric species having a glass transition temperature (Tg) greater than about 85° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: PEACH STATE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Ralph R Sargent, Michael S Williams, Michael Grigat, Billy Lee Hullender, Steve Allen
  • Patent number: 9055507
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a core and a radio access network having a wireless device for wireless communication with mobile terminals registered with the network, wherein the radio access network includes a controller operable to control the use of network resources by the mobile terminals. The controller may include an application programming interface (API) which provides a consistent interface to a multiplicity of applications hosted on the controller. The controller may be provided at an access node site and/or a gateway site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: VODAFONE GROUP PLC
    Inventors: Youssef Chami, David Andrew Fox, Steve Allen, Matthew Cheng, Marina Gallego-Lopez
  • Publication number: 20140236170
    Abstract: Provided is a jaw tool formed from two separable units and which includes a fastening device that attaches the two units together when the jaw tool is in use and which may automatically separate the units after the device performs its function such as clamping and/or cutting. Also provided is a jaw tool having a cutting blade wherein the contours of the device are shaped so that force is concentrated on the cutting bade when the device is closed. The jaw tool may be manufactured from a single injection molded-component that is used in duplicate to form the jaw tool. The jaw tool may be used in various applications in which it may be beneficial to simultaneously clamp and cut an object, such as various medical applications including vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and placental.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: William Kethman, Dann Schwartz, Steve Allen Franseen
  • Patent number: 8639260
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a core and a radio access network having a radio for wireless communication with mobile terminals registered with the network, wherein the radio access network includes a controller operable to control the use of network resources by the mobile terminals. The controller may include an application programming interface, API, which provides a consistent interface to a multiplicity of applications hosted on the control mean. The controller may be provided at an access node site and/or a gateway site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: David Andrew Fox, Youssef Chami, Steve Allen, John McCracken, Matthew Cheng, Marina Gallego-Lopez
  • Patent number: 8624741
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, methods and systems are provided herein for training a user in alarm behaviors of a medical device. The alarm behaviors may be accessed via a simulator system that obtains input regarding alarm settings, accesses stored plethysmographic waveform data representative of data obtained through the simulated medical device and that applies the alarm setting inputs to the stored plethysmographic waveform data to provide simulated alarm outputs representative of alarm outputs of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Keith Batchelder, Steve Allen, Roger Mecca
  • Publication number: 20120218111
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, methods and systems are provided herein for training a user in alarm behaviors of a medical device. The alarm behaviors may be accessed via a simulator system that obtains input regarding alarm settings, accesses stored plethysmographic waveform data representative of data obtained through the simulated medical device and that applies the alarm setting inputs to the stored plethysmographic waveform data to provide simulated alarm outputs representative of alarm outputs of the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Keith Batchelder, Steve Allen, Roger Mecca
  • Publication number: 20120129517
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a core and a radio access network having a radio for wireless communication with mobile terminals registered with the network. The radio access network includes a controller operable to control the use of network resources by the mobile terminals. The controller may include an application programming interface, API, which provides a consistent interface to a multiplicity of applications hosted on the control mean. The controller may be provided at an access node site and/or a gateway site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: David Andrew Fox, Youssef Chami, Neil Holmes, Roger Beck, Mark Tait, Steve Allen, John McCracken, Matthew Cheng, Marina Gallego-Lopez
  • Publication number: 20120064908
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a core and a radio access network having a radio for wireless communication with mobile terminals registered with the network, wherein the radio access network includes a controller operable to control the use of network resources by the mobile terminals. The controller may include an application programming interface, API, which provides a consistent interface to a multiplicity of applications hosted on the control mean. The controller may be provided at an access node site and/or a gateway site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: David Andrew Fox, Youssef Chami, Steve Allen, John McCracken, Matthew Cheng, Marina Gallego-Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110070906
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications network includes a core and a radio access network having a wireless device for wireless communication with mobile terminals registered with the network, wherein the radio access network includes a controller operable to control the use of network resources by the mobile terminals. The controller may include an application programming interface (API) which provides a consistent interface to a multiplicity of applications hosted on the controller. The controller may be provided at an access node site and/or a gateway site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Youssef Chami, David Andrew Fox, Steve Allen, Matthew Cheng, Marina Gallego-Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110045757
    Abstract: The Automobile Smoke Vent allows smoke from cigarettes, pipes, and cigars to exit the vehicle without letting conditioned air out (heated or cooled). It also allows the smoke to escape without letting rain or snow in. The invention allows minute amounts of condition air out along with the smoke. The adjustable swing arm is a dramatic help in limiting the size of the opening between the window and the invention. The swing arm is important, in the fact that it makes the invention adjustable to fit many different make and models of cars and trucks. The adjustable swing arm takes the guess work out of fitting the invention to car and trucks. When constructed of clear plastic the invention will not hinder the vision of the people in the vehicle. The invention can be used for advertising by various related manufactures, such as cigarette makers, cigar makers, pipe makers, radio stations etc. . . . It is compact and folds for easy storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Michael John Szwed, Steve Allen Ferrelli