Patents by Inventor Steven Edwards

Steven Edwards 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: 11950638
    Abstract: There is provided an electronically controlled, breath actuated vaporization device for generating vaporized material for inhalation by a user. The vaporization device includes a vaporization chamber for accommodating material to be vaporized and a mesh heater or other heater supported upstream of the vaporization chamber which is operable to heat air that passes through the mesh heater or other heater during an inhalation event. A closed loop control scheme may be employed to control heat generated by the heater to maintain a temperature of the air delivered to the vaporization chamber at or within a predetermined tolerance of a desired vaporization temperature for at least a majority of a duration of the inhalation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Zenigata LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Harrison, Steven A. Rodriguez, Gregory A. Kirkos, Alga Lloyd Nothern, III, Dainia Edwards, Joseph N. Kennelly Ullman, Eric W. Healy
  • Patent number: 11951072
    Abstract: A coated glass pharmaceutical package includes a glass body having a Type 1 chemical durability according to USP 660, at least a class A2 base resistance or better according to ISO 695, and at least a type HGB2 hydrolytic resistance or better according to ISO 719, the glass body having an interior surface and an exterior surface and a wall extending therebetween. A lubricous coating having a thickness of less than or equal to 90 nm may be positioned on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the glass body but not on any portion of the interior surface. The portion of the coated glass package with the lubricous coating comprises a coefficient of friction that is at least 20% less than an uncoated glass package and the coefficient of friction does not increase by more than 30% after undergoing a depyrogenation cycle including exposure to a temperature of 250° C. for a time period of 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Theresa Chang, Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Christopher Lee Timmons, Natesan Venkataraman, Ronald Luce Verkleeren
  • Patent number: 11953267
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing excess heat generated by an oven to generate electricity are provided. In one example, an oven can comprise a coolant pathway positioned adjacent to a hollow space within the oven, wherein the hollow space can contain heat. The oven can also comprise a chamber in fluid communication with the coolant pathway. The oven can further comprise a turbine in fluid communication with the chamber and an outlet. Moreover, the oven can comprise a generator connected to the turbine, wherein rotation of the turbine can power the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TPS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Lyle Oscar Dingman, Michael Abraham Schneck, Gary Allen Hanson, David Allen Strand, Michael Laddie Grande, Geoffry Allen Gromiuk, Steven Edward Kempowski, Jon Allen Ludlum
  • Patent number: 11952305
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method for processing an optical fiber includes: drawing an optical fiber through a draw furnace, conveying the optical fiber through a flame reheating device downstream from the draw furnace, wherein the flame reheating device comprises one or more burners each comprising: a body having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface, an opening within the body extending from the top surface through the body to the bottom surface, wherein the optical fiber passes through the opening, and one or more gas outlets within the body; and igniting a flammable gas provided by the one or more gas outlets to form a flame encircling the optical fiber passing through the opening, wherein the flame heats the optical fiber by at least 100 degrees Celsius at a heating rate exceeding 10,000 degrees Celsius/second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ravindra Kumar Akarapu, Joel Patrick Carberry, David Alan Deneka, Steven Akin Dunwoody, Kenneth Edward Hrdina, John Michael Jewell, Yuanjie Jiang, Nikolaos Pantelis Kladias, Ming-Jun Li, Barada Kanta Nayak, Dale Robert Powers, Chunfeng Zhou, Vincent Matteo Tagliamonti, Christopher Scott Thomas
  • Patent number: 11953266
    Abstract: Techniques for utilizing excess heat generated by an oven to generate electricity are provided. In one example, an oven can comprise a coolant pathway positioned adjacent to a hollow space within the oven, wherein the hollow space can contain heat. The oven can also comprise a chamber in fluid communication with the coolant pathway. The oven can further comprise a turbine in fluid communication with the chamber and an outlet. Moreover, the oven can comprise a generator connected to the turbine, wherein rotation of the turbine can power the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TPS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Lyle Oscar Dingman, Michael Abraham Schneck, Gary Allen Hanson, David Allen Strand, Michael Laddie Grande, Geoffry Allen Gromiuk, Steven Edward Kempowski, Jon Allen Ludlum
  • Publication number: 20240104305
    Abstract: A generative recommender method and system applies trained neural networks to infer related concepts with respect to segments of temporally sequenced content that are inferred to be of particular interest to users. The inferred related concepts of interest may be embodied, for example, in the form vectorized embeddings of natural language and/or images. The embodied inferred related concepts of interest are then input into a generative process that applies trained neural networks to execute one or more vector embedding-based steps that result in generated content elements such as video that are based upon the related concepts of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: ManyWorlds, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Glesinger, Leslie Ackerman Glesinger, Jonathan Edward Jahlin Rowley, Steven Dennis Flinn
  • Patent number: 11941649
    Abstract: Embodiments as disclosed provide data processing systems and methods for controlling an automated survey system. One embodiment comprises: a processor; a data store storing a plurality of transactions thereon, each transaction comprising transaction metadata and a voice session recording of an inbound call, the transaction metadata for each transaction comprising an identifier for that transaction; a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions executable on the processor for: generating, by the processor, a worklist for the survey campaign to control conducting of surveys by an automated survey system that is configured to execute the worklist, the worklist comprising a work item for each of the set of transactions and each work item comprising transaction identification data for a transaction from the set of transactions and contact information for the survey target for the transaction corresponding to the transaction identification data in the work item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lorne Edward Wood, Steven John Graff
  • Patent number: 11939259
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to coated glass articles which reduce glass particle formation caused by glass to glass contact in pharmaceutical glass filling lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Frederick Bayne, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Theresa Chang, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Kyle Christopher Hoff, Jamie Lynne Morley, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Chandan Kumar Saha, Christopher Lee Timmons
  • Patent number: 11939321
    Abstract: The invention provides a compound of formula (0): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, N-oxide or tautomer thereof; wherein: n is 1 or 2; X is CH or N; Y is selected from CH and C—F; Z is selected from C—Rz and N; R1 is selected from: -(Alk1)t-Cyc1; wherein t is 0 or 1; Optionally substituted C1-6 acyclic hydrocarbon groups R2 is selected from hydrogen; halogen; and C1-3 hydrocarbon groups optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms; R3 is hydrogen or a group L1-R7; R4 is selected from hydrogen; methoxy; and optionally substituted C1-3 alkyl; and R4a is selected from hydrogen and a C1-3 alkyl group; wherein Rz, Alk1, Cyc1, L1 and R7 are defined herein; provided that the compound is other than 6-benzyl-3-{2-[(2-methylpyrimidin-4-yl)amino]pyridin-4-yl}-7,8-dihydro-1,6-naphthyridin-5(6H)-one and 3-{2-[(2-methylpyrimidin-4-yl)amino]pyridin-4-yl}-7,8-dihydro-1,6-naphthyridin-5(6H)-one and salts and tautomers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Valerio Berdini, Ildiko Maria Buck, James Edward Harvey Day, Charlotte Mary Griffiths-Jones, Thomas Daniel Heightman, Steven Howard, Christopher William Murray, David Norton, Marc O'Reilly, Alison Jo-Anne Woolford, Michael Liam Cooke, David Cousin, Stuart Thomas Onions, Jonathan Martin Shannon, John Paul Watts
  • Publication number: 20240091022
    Abstract: A spinal interbody device (IBD) includes a solid wall that at least partially defines a boundary of the IBD and a porous body connected to the solid wall. The porous body includes a plurality of sections that form at least a portion of both a superior and inferior bone interface side of the IBD. Each section of the porous body has a different porosity than an adjacent section such that the porosities increase toward a center of the IBD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Collin Newman, Christian Karl Schultz, Steven Willis, Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, Oliver Buchert, Christopher P. Bell, Andrew Edward Ehlers, Anna Reza, Marc Gilles Long, Joseph Henry Robinson
  • Publication number: 20240091103
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a coated pharmaceutical container may include a pharmaceutical container comprising an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the pharmaceutical container may include a glass composition that has Class HGA1 hydrolytic resistance when tested according to the ISO 720 testing standard. The coated pharmaceutical container may further include a coating bonded to at least a portion of the exterior surface but not on any portion of the interior surface. The coating may have a coefficient of friction less than or equal to 0.7, and the coated pharmaceutical container may be thermally stable after heating at a temperature of at least 260° C. for a time period of 30 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Theresa Chang, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Santona Pal, Chandan Kumar Saha, Steven Edward DeMartino, Christopher Lee Timmons, John Stephen Peanasky
  • Patent number: 11935342
    Abstract: Activation of an automatic driving feature in a vehicle is detected by evaluating sequential vehicle operation data against subtractive and additive heuristic rules that define a likelihood of an automatic driving feature having been engaged as a function of vehicle performance. The sequential vehicle operation data, which does not include an explicit indication of whether the automatic driving feature was engaged, is provided for time intervals of a trip made by the vehicle. Automatic driving information is generated, which provides an indication of whether the automatic driving feature was engaged during a subset of the time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Avinew, Inc.
    Inventors: William Anderson Barnes, Randall C. Adams, Daniel R. Peate, Steven Anthony Bentz, G. Edward Combs
  • Patent number: 11918185
    Abstract: A method of preparing a robotic surgery apparatus for a medical procedure can include covering a manipulator unit of the robotic surgery apparatus with a first sterile barrier by coupling a drape coupler of the first sterile barrier to a bottom surface of the manipulator unit and wrapping a drape of the first sterile barrier around side and top surfaces of the manipulator unit. The drape can be coupled to the drape coupler. The drape can be made of material that is more flexible than material of the drape coupler. The method can include covering an arm of the robotic surgery apparatus supporting the manipulator unit with a second sterile barrier that is distinct from the first sterile barrier by coupling the second sterile barrier to the arm and wrapping the second sterile barrier around the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Perry A. Genova, Sachin A. Sankholkar, Chad Clayton Walters, Michael Edward Laut, Steven Wayne Bockmann
  • Publication number: 20240072475
    Abstract: The presence of a plug connector with a port is detected through a detection circuit activated by a port shutter. Transitioning the port shutter between the closed (i.e., blocking the port) position and the open position actuates and deactuates the detection circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Gary Federico GIBBS, Ryan Edward ENGE, Pedro MALDONADO, Brian J. FITZPATRICK, Steven Walter KNOERNSCHILD
  • Publication number: 20240066215
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for delivering a medicament includes a pump first housing, a pump second housing, an inlet fluid path, and an outlet fluid path. The pump first housing is at least partially supporting and/or surrounding a fluid displacement assembly. The pump second housing is at least partially supporting and/or surrounding a drive component for driving the fluid displacement assembly. The inlet fluid path is configured to deliver medicament to the fluid displacement assembly. The outlet fluid path is configured to receive medicament from the fluid displacement assembly. The pump first housing and the pump second housing are removably coupled with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Scott R. Gibson, Mehran Mojarrad, Paul Daniel Faucher, Steven Edward Gorski, Nicholas D.M. Prsha, Eduardo Ho, Rafi Muhammad Sufi
  • Publication number: 20240068787
    Abstract: A method for producing a tandem sub for a perforating gun system includes positioning an electrically conductive signal bar in a central passage of a tubular housing of the tandem sub, and injecting a mold material into an annulus formed between an outer surface of the signal bar and an inner surface of the tubular housing that sealably adheres to both the signal bar and the tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: G&H Diversified Manufacturing LP
    Inventors: James Edward Kash, Ryan Ward, Benjamin Vascal Knight, Joe Noel Wells, Brian Auer, Timmothy Lee, Steven Zakharia, Charles Levine
  • Patent number: 11906347
    Abstract: A configurable-width industrial weighing scale configured to hang directly from one of multiple engine-powered lifting machines and/or to couple to a quick-attach plate or other attachment means of an engine-powered lifting machine and configured to directly support a lifting element and/or couple to a quick-attach plate or other attachment means of a lifting element. A weighing element includes front and rear plates in parallel with one another and a weighing assembly therebetween. The weighing assembly may include a strain gauge-based load cell, a shock absorber, a mechanical preload adjustment to control a vertical difference between the front and rear plates, a mechanical linearity control to adjust an angle of the weighing assembly, a carriage alignment bolt to compensate for an uneven surface of a lifting carriage of the engine-powered lifting machine, and/or a mechanical adjustment to compensate for a distance between the front plate and a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Steven Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 11904415
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core. The tubular welding wire includes less than approximately 0.4% manganese metal or alloy by weight, and the tubular welding wire is configured to form a weld deposit having less than approximately 0.5% manganese by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS LLC
    Inventors: Mario Anthony Amata, Joseph C. Bundy, Steven Edward Barhorst
  • Patent number: 11899865
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Cleary, Steven Edward DeMartino, Timothy Michael Gross, Atul Kumar, Cheng-Chung Li, Torsten Nath, Fabio Lopes Brandao Salgado, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Patent number: 11897063
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to welding and, more specifically, to welding wires for arc welding, such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). In one embodiment, a tubular welding wire includes a sheath and a core. The tubular welding wire is configured to form a weld deposit on a structural steel workpiece, wherein the weld deposit includes less than approximately 2.5% manganese by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: HOBART BROTHERS LLC
    Inventors: Mario Anthony Amata, Joseph C. Bundy, Steven Edward Barhorst, Susan Renata Fiore, Daryl L. Duncan