Patents by Inventor Steven D. Nelson

Steven D. Nelson 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: 10375855
    Abstract: Systems and methods for zero power automatic thermal regulation are provided. In one embodiment, a method for passive thermal management comprises: establishing thermal conductivity between a self-heating electronic device and a cooling fluid held within a fluid reservoir via a thermal interface; using thermally controlled expansion of the cooling fluid, controlling a length of a column of the cooling fluid extending into at least one channel extending from the fluid reservoir, wherein the channel provides a non-recirculating path for the cooling fluid to expand into, and wherein the length of a column of the cooling fluid is thermally controlled using heat absorbed by the cooling fluid from the self-heating electronic device; and selectively establishing a primary heat path between the electronic device and a heat sink interface thermally coupled to an external environment as a function of the length of the column of the cooling fluid within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Fertig, Karl D. Nelson, Joshua Dorr, Steven Tin, Neil A Krueger
  • Publication number: 20190141853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for zero power automatic thermal regulation are provided. In one embodiment, a method for passive thermal management comprises: establishing thermal conductivity between a self-heating electronic device and a cooling fluid held within a fluid reservoir via a thermal interface; using thermally controlled expansion of the cooling fluid, controlling a length of a column of the cooling fluid extending into at least one channel extending from the fluid reservoir, wherein the channel provides a non-recirculating path for the cooling fluid to expand into, and wherein the length of a column of the cooling fluid is thermally controlled using heat absorbed by the cooling fluid from the self-heating electronic device; and selectively establishing a primary heat path between the electronic device and a heat sink interface thermally coupled to an external environment as a function of the length of the column of the cooling fluid within the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Fertig, Karl D. Nelson, Joshua Dorr, Steven Tin, Neil A. Krueger
  • Publication number: 20170071085
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its fruit that tends to be longer than broad, very slight difference in shape between primary and secondary fruit, strong gloss, very firm fruit flesh, early season fruit production, and medium to long fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20170006747
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size that is red in color, conical in shape with medium to strong gloss and a calyx that tends to be raised; seeds that range from level with to above the surface; medium plant size, with foliage that lacks gloss and has medium to strong interveinal blistering; fruiting truss pubescence that is strong and held strongly outward; and stolons, stipules and fruiting trusses that all lack anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: PLANT SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9518454
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for controlling a plurality of perforating gun assemblies arranged in a gun train and lowered into a wellbore. The perforating gun assemblies are connected to a top sub controller that is also lowered into the wellbore. The top sub controller includes a first communications module to communicate with an above-ground control panel via a wireline and a second communications module to communicate with a switch sub in each the plurality of perforating gun assemblies via a network bus. Each switch sub has a unique network address. During assembly, the control panel automatically detects the order of the perforating gun assemblies in the gun train based on polling each of the switch subs of the plurality of perforating gun assemblies using the respective unique network addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (California) LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Current, Michael R. Hathaway, Steven D. Nelson, Richard A. Davis, Joshua A. Curtis, Joe E. Carvalho, Ruben G. Aguila
  • Patent number: 9285198
    Abstract: An ARM-FIRE device for a pyrotechnic system includes a first pyrotechnic, a second pyrotechnic, a passage extending between the first and second pyrotechnics, and an actuator/blocking device positioned between the first and second pyrotechnics. The first pyrotechnic is configured to be ignited by a heat source, and the second pyrotechnic is configured to be ignited by the first pyrotechnic in the FIRE arrangement. The actuator/blocking device includes a body configured to move between a first position in the SAFE arrangement and a second position in the FIRE arrangement, an aperture extending through the body, and an actuator. The aperture is offset from the passage in the first position of the body and is aligned with the passage in the second position of the body. The actuator is configured to move the body between the first and second positions. The first pyrotechnic, the second pyrotechnic, and the actuator/blocking device occupy a volume of approximately 49 cubic cm (3.0 cubic inches)or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Robert S. Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20160057903
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large fruit size, many seeds per berry, very early fruit production, small foliage, and heavy pubescence on the petioles and fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. NELSON, Michael D. NELSON, Leo W. STOECKLE
  • Publication number: 20160057904
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.370’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.370’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size, small calyx, early fruit production, medium to small plant size, fruiting trusses held above the plant, and short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP26193
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PRIZE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PRIZE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red fruit color, small fruit size and very uniform fruit shape and color, medium to large plant size, medium to large foliage with medium green color, strongly concave foliage typically lacking gloss, and medium length fruiting trusses which are typically held level with to beneath the foliage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26194
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.222’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large, conical fruit with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, medium to small plant size, small, medium green foliage that is slightly flat to concave in cross section, and short fruiting trusses that are short and held beneath the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26195
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-3.219’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium to small, uniform fruit that is very glossy and firm, medium plant size that is dense with strong vigor, medium to dark green foliage, and medium to large foliage with medium to strong interveinal blistering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26209
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-6.2036’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium fruit size that is red in color, cordiform in shape with medium to strong gloss and very good flavor, seeds that tend to be level with to below the surface, medium to large plant size, with medium to dark green foliage, and medium to long fruiting trusses that are generally held even with the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP26921
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-4.352’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red to red fruit color, large fruit size, many seeds per berry, very early fruit production, small foliage, and heavy pubescence on the petioles and fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP27441
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘DILIGENT’. This new strawberry plant named ‘DILIGENT’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size, small calyx, early fruit production, medium to small plant size, fruiting trusses held above the plant, and short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP28755
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’. This new strawberry plant named ‘BG-6.3016’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its fruit that tends to be longer than broad, very slight difference in shape between primary and secondary fruit, strong gloss, very firm fruit flesh, early season fruit production, and medium to long fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: PP28756
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’. This new strawberry plant named ‘PE-7.2059’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its large fruit size that is red in color, conical in shape with medium to strong gloss and a calyx that tends to be raised; seeds that range from level with to above the surface; medium plant size, with foliage that lacks gloss and has medium to strong interveinal blistering; fruiting truss pubescence that is strong and held strongly outward; and stolons, stipules and fruiting trusses that all lack anthocyanin coloration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Plant Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ackerman, Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP29794
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘INSPIRE’. This new strawberry plant named ‘INSPIRE’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its orange red fruit color; very firm fruit flesh; very smooth, even fruit surface, with very little difference in shape between primary and secondary fruit; medium fruit size that is much longer than broad; excellent fruit flavor; and medium plant size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle, Daniel S. Nelson
  • Patent number: PP29795
    Abstract: This invention relates to a new and distinct variety of strawberry plant named ‘RENEWAL’. This new strawberry plant named ‘RENEWAL’ is primarily adapted to the growing conditions of the central coast of California, and is primarily characterized by its medium fruit size; very firm fruit flesh; very smooth, even fruit surface, with very little difference in shape between primary and secondary fruit; medium plant size; medium to sparse plant density; and short fruiting trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Nelson, Michael D. Nelson, Leo W. Stoeckle
  • Patent number: D849067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hanschen, Steven J. Keipert, Joseph B. Eckel, Aaron K. Nienaber, Erin D. Spring, Brant A. Moegenburg, Eric M. Moore, Thomas J. Nelson
  • Patent number: D857196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rodan & Fields, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Powell, Joshua David Nelson