Patents by Inventor Steve Olson

Steve Olson 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: 20170341897
    Abstract: Some examples of a document scanning system can include a scanner and a sheet output stacker. The stacker includes an upper surface configured to mate with the scanner configured to scan and transfer contents of a paper document. The stacker is configured to receive paper sheets from the scanner. The stacker includes multiple, upward extending interface housings positioned on the upper surface. The multiple interface housings are configured to be received in respective multiple receiving structures in the scanner, and are configured to mechanically and electrically couple the sheet output stacker and the scanner. The interface housings allow care-free electrical and mechanical pairing of a scanner to a stacker with no tools or adjustments. Simply positioning the scanner on the stacker such that the interface housings are aligned with the receiving structures results in the scanner being automatically guided into place and connected to the stacker through gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Shawn Hunter, Steve Olson, Bill Kantos, Alan Stoddard
  • Patent number: 9828204
    Abstract: Some examples of a document scanning system can include a scanner and a sheet output stacker. The stacker includes an upper surface configured to mate with the scanner configured to scan and transfer contents of a paper document. The stacker is configured to receive paper sheets from the scanner. The stacker includes multiple, upward extending interface housings positioned on the upper surface. The multiple interface housings are configured to be received in respective multiple receiving structures in the scanner, and are configured to mechanically and electrically couple the sheet output stacker and the scanner. The interface housings allow care-free electrical and mechanical pairing of a scanner to a stacker with no tools or adjustments. Simply positioning the scanner on the stacker such that the interface housings are aligned with the receiving structures results in the scanner being automatically guided into place and connected to the stacker through gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Scantron Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Hunter, Steve Olson, Bill Kantos, Alan Stoddard
  • Publication number: 20170313439
    Abstract: Systems and methods for obstruction detection during autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle landings, including unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with at least one video camera, an image processor that analyzes a feed from the video camera to detect possible obstructions, and an autopilot programmed to abort an autonomous landing if it receives a signal indicating an obstruction was detected. In some examples, the systems and methods are in communication with a ground station to perform obstruction detection analysis instead of performing such processing on board the UAV. In some further examples, the landing area includes a ground-based visual target that the UAV can locate and home in upon from the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jordan Holt, Steve Olson, Alex Barchet, Amit Dagan
  • Patent number: 9676949
    Abstract: An ink composition including at least one aqueous carrier, at least one color dye, and at least one polymeric dispersant selected such that the ink composition minimizes debris in a printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ajay K. Suthar, Steve Olson, Sam Norasak
  • Publication number: 20160340528
    Abstract: An ink composition including at least one aqueous carrier, at least one color dye, and at least one polymeric dispersant selected such that the ink composition minimizes debris in a printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Ajay K. Suthar, Steve Olson, Sam Norasak
  • Patent number: 9346967
    Abstract: An ink composition is disclosed that includes: at least one color dye in an amount between and including 1% by weight and 7% by weight; at least one polymeric dispersant in an amount between and including 0.1% by weight and 1% by weight; at least one organic solvent in an amount between and including 18% by weight and 22% by weight; at least one surfactant in an amount between and including 0.5% by weight and 1.5% by weight; at least one buffer in an amount between and including 0.1% by weight and 0.5% by weight; at least one biocide in an amount between and including 0.05% by weight and 0.2% by weight; and the balance being deionized water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ajay K. Suthar, Steve Olson, Sam Norasak
  • Patent number: 9332197
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing fixed and temporal noise in an infrared imaging system. The system may use correction tables with correction factors, each correction factor indexed to a plurality of system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Olson, Jordan Holt
  • Patent number: 9104731
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing a join operation between a local table at a local server and a remote table at a remote server. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a query instruction to join the local table and the remote table is received at the remote server. Qualifying rows of the local table are then retrieved to the remote server, and the remote table is joined with the qualifying rows to generate a result table, which is then sent to the local server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: SYBASE, INC.
    Inventors: Curtis Johnson, Steve Olson, Victor Mesenzeff, Sudipto Chowdhuri
  • Publication number: 20140236282
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: J.W. Medical Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Steve Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk
  • Patent number: 8652198
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: J.W. Medical Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Steve Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk
  • Patent number: 8317833
    Abstract: The elongated stabilization member comprises a composite rod (R) having a uniform cross-section essentially throughout its length. The rod (R) has at least first and second segments (A, B, C) each of which has a different modulus of elasticity. Preferably the rod (R) is comprised of plastic with carbon fibers disposed therein and said first and second segments (A, B, C) have different orientation densities of fibers or lengths to provide said different moduli of elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: coLigne AG
    Inventors: Robert Lange, Andreas Bihl, Steve Olson, David Luensmann
  • Patent number: 8005854
    Abstract: A system with methodology for performing relational operations over relational data and data retrieved from Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) operations is described. In one embodiment, a method of the present invention is described for performing database operations on data obtained from a web service, the method comprises steps of: creating at least one proxy table in a database, each proxy table mapping to a method of the web service; in response to a database operation on a particular proxy table, converting the database operation into a format for invoking a particular method of the web service based upon the corresponding mapping; invoking the particular method of the web service; converting results obtained from invoking the particular method into data for use at the database based upon the corresponding mapping; and performing the database operation on the data at the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Chawla, Steve Olson
  • Publication number: 20100010976
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing a join operation between a local table at a local server and a remote table at a remote server. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a query instruction to join the local table and the remote table is received at the remote server. Qualifying rows of the local table are then retrieved to the remote server, and the remote table is joined with the qualifying rows to generate a result table, which is then sent to the local server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Sybase, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Johnson, Steve Olson, Victor Mesenzeff, Sudipto Chowdhuri
  • Patent number: 7496474
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for analyzing signals within an integrated circuit are described. In one embodiment of the present invention, internal IC signals are tapped, sampled and stored according to one or more sampling criteria. The signals may be taken from multiple locations within the IC and the information stored may include data, timing information, control data and other such information related to the tapped signals. The stored information may be provided to an external device for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Adam S. Browen, Craig Chafin, Jeffery K. Whitt, Steve A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20080262548
    Abstract: The elongated stabilization member comprises a composite rod (R) having a uniform cross-section essentially throughout its length. The rod (R) has at least first and second segments (A, B, C) each of which has a different modulus of elasticity. Preferably the rod (R) is comprised of plastic with carbon fibers disposed therein and said first and second segments (A, B, C) have different orientation densities of fibers or lengths to provide said different moduli of elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: coLigne AG
    Inventors: Robert LANGE, Andreas BIHL, Steve OLSON, David LUENSMANN
  • Patent number: 7341600
    Abstract: The cylindrical fiber reinforced implant is designed to be inserted between two adjacent vertebrae. The implant having an outer wall with a general cylindrical or oval shape and preferably an open volume for bone filling. Said wall having reinforcing fibers which at least in part are oriented in a first direction. A support extending within said volume having reinforcing fibers which are at least in part oriented in a second direction, said first and said second directions are different. Preferably the fibers of the outer wall are at least partly concentrically oriented. The support is preferably a separately formed part, that is inserted into the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Co-Ligne AG
    Inventors: Robert Lange, Steve Olson
  • Publication number: 20070219612
    Abstract: A luminal prosthesis comprises a plurality of radially expandable prosthetic stent segments arranged axially. Two or more of the prosthetic stent segments are separable upon expansion from the remaining prosthetic stent segments and a coupling structure connects at least some of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to each other. The coupling structure permits a first group of the adjacent prosthetic stent segments to separate from a second group of the prosthetic stent segments upon differential radial expansion of the first group relative to the second group and the coupling structure maintains or forms an attachment between the adjacent prosthetic stent segments in the first group which have been expanded together. A delivery system and methods for deploying the multiple coupled prosthetic stent segments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: XTENT, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard Andreas, Sunmi Chew, Jeremy Dittmer, Jeff Grainger, Stephen Kao, David Lowe, Bryan Mao, Steve Olson, David Snow, Craig Welk
  • Patent number: 7238206
    Abstract: A fusion implant apparatus, in for the replacement of a vertebra or an intervertebral disc, having at least one biocompatible structure. The structure is made of a composite material having reinforcing fibers, and has a first and second face to engage adjacent bone structures to be fused, struts extending between the first and second faces, and a hollow interior space for reception of bone growth inducing substances. The fibers are long fibers and the majority of these long fibers have a direction that follows the longitudinal forces upon the first and second faces, which is the direction of trabecular structures of the adjacent bone structure, so that a majority of long fibers are essentially an extension of these trabecular structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Co-Ligne AG
    Inventors: Robert Lange, Armand Linge, Steve Olson
  • Publication number: 20070112544
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for analyzing signals within an integrated circuit are described. In one embodiment of the present invention, internal IC signals are tapped, sampled and stored according to one or more sampling criteria. The signals may be taken from multiple locations within the IC and the information stored may include data, timing information, control data and other such information related to the tapped signals. The stored information may be provided to an external device for analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Adam Browen, Craig Chafin, Jeffery Whitt, Steve Olson
  • Publication number: 20060163772
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method of preparing fiber preforms disperses fibers and binder on a forming support surface such that the materials are conditioned and then applied to the surface where the composite material solidifies. Reinforcing material, such as fiber, is mixed with binder, such as thermoplastic or thermoset materials, so that the materials adhere. Then, the adhesive mixture is dispersed in a controlled pre-determined weight ratio on the support surface where the mixture sticks to the support surface, cools and solidifies. The deposited mixture can be an open mat having interstices between fibers. The deposited mixture can also be shaped further into a final desired shape before complete solidification. This method eliminates the need for solvents and their associated problems. The process does not require a vacuum or plenum system to hold the reinforcing material in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Applicant: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Lammers, Jonathan Schacher, Christian Anderson, Steve Olson