Patents by Inventor Steven Carson

Steven Carson 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: 10413909
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism, such as a coil, configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its space(s) as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Carson, Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Shawn Michael Applegate, Dennis William Gruber, Dipan Pravin Surati
  • Patent number: 10391502
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its space(s) as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Carson, Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Shawn Michael Applegate, Dennis William Gruber, Dipan Pravin Surati
  • Publication number: 20170001199
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its space(s) as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Steven CARSON, Tai Hoon K. MATLIN, Shawn Michael APPLEGATE, Dennis William GRUBER, Dipan Pravin SURATI
  • Publication number: 20160339444
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism, such as a coil, configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its space(s) as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Steven CARSON, Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Shawn Michael Applegate, Dennis William Gruber, Dipan Pravin Surati
  • Patent number: 9409182
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism, such as a coil, configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its spaces as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: FELLOWES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Carson, Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Shawn Michael Applegate, Dennis William Gruber, Dipan Pravin Surati
  • Patent number: 9137948
    Abstract: A harvester includes a crop receiver configured to receive agricultural material. The crop receiver includes a lid to cover a portion of the crop receiver. The harvester also includes a frame assembly coupled to the lid of the crop receiver. The harvester includes an actuator coupled to the frame assembly and configured to be controlled to adjust a vertical height of the lid. The harvester also includes a sensor coupled to the frame assembly and configured to indicate whether the lid is positioned at a first vertical height or a second vertical height. The harvester includes control circuitry coupled to the sensor and configured to instruct the actuator to move the lid of the crop receiver between the first vertical height and the second vertical height based at least partly on an indication from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Paula Jean Minuto Meagher, Steven Carson Young, Frank Calvin Dupire, Steven E. Gaedy, Bruce Allen Hadley
  • Patent number: 8886588
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for establishing a requirement. A requirement generator is configured to establish a structure for the requirement and establish elements for the requirement. A quality assessor is configured to establish a quality level for the requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Steven Carson, James Warren Foust, Michele Gay Michalski, Sook Kenna Kim, David G. Bond
  • Publication number: 20140263774
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to an apparatus having cutter elements for destroying articles such as paper sheets and a mechanism for separating at least a sheet from a stack in a tray. The separation mechanism can be activated by rotation of the cutter elements. In one embodiment, the separation mechanism is provided in the form of a helical mechanism, such as a coil, configured for insertion into the stack and to receive separated sheets from the stack in between its spaces as it is rotated. The separated sheets can fall via gravity into the shredder mechanism. Optionally, a paper feed mechanism can feed separated paper to the cutter elements. The tray can include an edge to assist in directing separated paper towards the cutter elements. One or more staple picking support mechanisms can also be provided to assist in separating sheets from a stapled set of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon K. MATLIN, Shawn Michael APPLEGATE, Steven CARSON, Dennis William GRUBER, Dipan Pravin SURATI
  • Publication number: 20140149334
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for establishing a requirement. A requirement generator is configured to establish a structure for the requirement and establish elements for the requirement. A quality assessor is configured to establish a quality level for the requirement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Steven Carson, James Warren Foust, Michele Gay Michalski, Sook Kenna Kim, David G. Bond
  • Patent number: 8732109
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising a requirement generator and a quality assessor. The requirement generator is configured to generate a group of elements of a requirement. The quality assessor is configured to identify a quality level for the elements based on words in the elements and quality criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ronald Steven Carson, James Warren Foust, Michele Gay Michalski, Sook Kenna Kim, David G. Bond
  • Publication number: 20140025264
    Abstract: A harvester includes a crop receiver configured to receive agricultural material. The crop receiver includes a lid to cover a portion of the crop receiver. The harvester also includes a frame assembly coupled to the lid of the crop receiver. The harvester includes an actuator coupled to the frame assembly and configured to be controlled to adjust a vertical height of the lid. The harvester also includes a sensor coupled to the frame assembly and configured to indicate whether the lid is positioned at a first vertical height or a second vertical height. The harvester includes control circuitry coupled to the sensor and configured to instruct the actuator to move the lid of the crop receiver between the first vertical height and the second vertical height based at least partly on an indication from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Paula Jean Minuto Meagher, Steven Carson Young, Frank Calvin Dupire, Steven E. Gaedy, Bruce Allen Hadley
  • Patent number: 7936711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network through the use of intelligent repeaters. The system comprises a wireless communication network augmented with low cost channel selective repeaters that is capable of repeating only desired signals, thereby suppressing undesirable interference and increasing network capacity. The repeaters can be integrated into an existing wireless network with minimal impact to the existing network layer topology or control structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Kilfoyle, Travis H. Slocumb, III, Steven Carson
  • Publication number: 20100228621
    Abstract: A method of using a digital content display frame around a flat panel television that allows advertisers to use the attention-capturing power of television to reach a targeted demographic with content rich, high definition media in any location where a flat panel television is, or could be, located. Dynamic digital content is displayed on the centrally-located flat panel television, including plasma and LCD televisions, and/or on any combination of the display panels in the frame around it, which preferably comprises four panels in a rectangular configuration, but is not limited thereto. Digital content on any of the display panels can be independent or unified with any other panel, and/or the television. Content management of the displayed digital content can be remotely accomplished via one or more web interfaces, as well as locally via on-board USB, Cat5 wiring, firewire-type technology, and/or other means allowing quick upload of local content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Howard Richard Hochhalter, Sean Preston Thorp, Mark Steven Carson
  • Patent number: 7710913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network through the use of intelligent repeaters. The system comprises a wireless communication network augmented with low cost channel selective repeaters that is capable of repeating only desired signals, thereby suppressing undesirable interference and increasing network capacity. The repeaters can be integrated into an existing wireless network with minimal impact to the existing network layer topology or control structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Kilfoyle, Travis H. Slocumb, III, Steven Carson
  • Publication number: 20090275529
    Abstract: A method of reducing the increased risk of cardiovascular events attendant with the use of COX or selective COX-2 inhibitors including restoring disrupted cholesterol metabolic function engendered by the use of the COX or selective COX-2 inhibitors and reducing the production of foam cells caused thereby. The disrupted cholesterol metabolic function is restored and the production of foam cells is reduced by the step of administering an adenosine A2A receptor agonist having a threshold level of activity of 0.1 ?M to a patient using the COX or COX-2 inhibitor. The adenosine A2A receptor agonist is administered orally in amounts sufficient to saturate the A2A receptor and at time intervals sufficient to maintain the restored cholesterol metabolic function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Allison B. Reiss, Steven Carsons
  • Patent number: 7535867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network. The system comprises a unique dual-scale, asymmetrical cellular architecture for a wireless network, wherein the communication uplink is based on a macro-cellular system, and the communication downlink is based on a micro-cellular system. Through the user of remote downlink transmitters in the micro-cellular system, the present invention provides a cost effective solution for increasing communication capacity, extending coverage area, and providing high-speed communication downlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Kilfoyle, Travis H. Slocumb, III, Steven Carson
  • Patent number: 7061891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network. The system comprises a unique dual-scale, asymmetrical cellular architecture for a wireless network, wherein the communication uplink is based on a macro-cellular system, and the communication downlink is based on a micro-cellular system. Through the user of remote downlink transmitters in the micro-cellular system, the present invention provides a cost effective solution for increasing communication capacity, extending coverage area, and providing high speed communication downlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Kilfoyle, Travis H. Slocumb, III, Steven Carson
  • Publication number: 20060083196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network through the use of intelligent repeaters. The system comprises a wireless communication network augmented with low cost channel selective repeaters that is capable of repeating only desired signals, thereby suppressing undesirable interference and increasing network capacity. The repeaters can be integrated into an existing wireless network with minimal impact to the existing network layer topology or control structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Kilfoyle, Travis Slocumb, Steven Carson
  • Publication number: 20060077920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network through the use of intelligent repeaters. The system comprises a wireless communication network augmented with low cost channel selective repeaters that is capable of repeating only desired signals, thereby suppressing undesirable interference and increasing network capacity. The repeaters can be integrated into an existing wireless network with minimal impact to the existing network layer topology or control structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Kilfoyle, Travis Slocumb, Steven Carson
  • Publication number: 20060077927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network through the use of intelligent repeaters. The system comprises a wireless communication network augmented with low cost channel selective repeaters that is capable of repeating only desired signals, thereby suppressing undesirable interference and increasing network capacity. The repeaters can be integrated into an existing wireless network with minimal impact to the existing network layer topology or control structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Kilfoyle, Travis Slocumb, Steven Carson