Patents by Inventor Steven J. Anderson

Steven J. Anderson 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: 20190274206
    Abstract: Enhancements to ornamental or holiday lighting are disclosed including remote control ornamental illumination with color pallet control whereby a user can vary the color/intensity/appearance of an individual bulb or entire light string by selecting the electronic address of the bulb and selecting its attribute. Further disclosures include: motion responsive lights which respond to sensed movement, gesture controlled lights, adjustable white color/white led sets, connectable multi-function lights, controller to sequence lights to music or other input source, rotating projection led light/tree top/table top unit, and remote controlled sequencing icicle lights and ornament lighting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Steven J. Altamura, Christine Werner, Derek Dean Anderson, Matthew Guse, Carmen Miller
  • Publication number: 20190265395
    Abstract: A retroreflective system is disclosed that includes a retroreflective sheet for retroreflecting light, and a light control film disposed on the retroreflective sheet. For a first wavelength, light incident on the light control film at each of a first and second angles of incidence is retroreflected. For a second wavelength, light incident on the light control film at the first, but not the second, angle of incidence is retroreflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: John A. Wheatley, Gilles J. Benoit, Guanglei Du, Steven R. Anderson, Owen M. Anderson, David T. Yust, Rolf W. Biernath, Gary E. Gaides, Brian W. Lueck, Neeraj Sharma
  • Publication number: 20190202206
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a fluid ejection device is described. The fluid ejection device includes a number of nozzles to eject fluid. Each nozzle includes a firing chamber to hold fluid, a nozzle orifice through which to dispense fluid, and an ejector disposed in the firing chamber to eject fluid through the nozzle orifice. The fluid ejection device also includes a particle detector to detect the presence of foreign particles within the fluid in the firing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning GE, Steven J Simske, Daryl E Anderson, James Michael Gardner, Eric Martin
  • Patent number: 10322870
    Abstract: A container may comprise a support frame with sides and at least one of the sides being an open side defining an opening, a flexible panel configured to at least partially cover the open side of the support frame, and a panel mounting assembly configured to removably mount the panel over the opening. The panel mounting assembly may comprise at least one panel mounting element including a leverage structure configured to provide a fulcrum edge along at least a portion of the opening, with the at least one portion of the panel being tensionable over the fulcrum edge. The panel mounting element may also comprise a tensioning structure mountable on the leverage structure and configured to selectively apply tension to the at least one portion of the panel with the thicker thickness over the fulcrum edge of the leverage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Shur-Co, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Knight, Jason Eugene Anderson
  • Patent number: 10327311
    Abstract: Enhancements to ornamental or holiday lighting are disclosed including remote control ornamental illumination with color pallet control whereby a user can vary the color/intensity/appearance of an individual bulb or entire light string by selecting the electronic address of the bulb and selecting its attribute. Further disclosures include: motion responsive lights which respond to sensed movement, gesture controlled lights, adjustable white color/white led sets, connectable multi-function lights, controller to sequence lights to music or other input source, rotating projection led light/tree top/table top unit, and remote controlled sequencing icicle lights and ornament lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Altamura, Christine Werner, Derek Dean Anderson, Matthew Guse, Carmen Miller
  • Publication number: 20190154940
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications connection device. The device including a housing, a plurality of single-fiber connectorized pigtails that extend outwardly from the housing and a multi-fiber connectorized pigtail that extends outwardly from the housing. The multi-fiber connectorized pigtail can be optically coupled with the single fiber connectorized pigtails. The device can include optical fibers routed from the multi-fiber connectorized pigtail through the housing to the single-fiber connectorized pigtails. The single-fiber connectorized pigtails can be more flexible than the multi-fiber connectorized pigtail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. KOWALCZYK, Steven C. ZIMMEL, James J. BRANDT, Oscar Fernando BRAN DE LEON, Erik J. GRONVALL, Trevor D. SMITH, Yu LU, David J. ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20140259725
    Abstract: A multi-chamber dryer using adjustable conditioned air flow is disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a drying belt configured to receive a product to be dried on a first surface of the drying belt and a heat medium in contact with a second surface of the drying belt. The heat medium is configured to heat the product and is maintained at a pre-determined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: E&J Gallo Winery
    Inventors: Joseph Rossi, Richard Magoon, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8428427
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are described for receiving, storing, and recovering from storage one or more television program while maintaining proper audio to video synchronization or lip sync when the program is displayed. Preferably the audio and video portions are in digital form and may be compressed or uncompressed. The audio and video may be recorded on a physical storage medium such as tape, an optical or magnetic computer disk, or solid state memory or other such device providing user control functions including start, stop, record, play and search, with increased reproduction capability of such stored programs being facilitated by the present invention. Timing information is recovered from the audio and video to be displayed utilized to alter the time duration of a contiguous signal block (the alpha length) of the audio and/or video to correct for any timing errors therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: J. Carl Cooper, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8053513
    Abstract: The properties of 2-pyrrolidone-4-carboxylic substituted polysiloxanes can be dramatically altered by increasing the presence of the carboxylic-substituted pyrrolidone monomer of the polysiloxane, such that the amidopolysiloxane has an acid equivalent weight of about 3:00-3,000 daltons and a molecular weight average Mw of about 1,000-60,000 daltons resulting in enhanced detergent and water solubilities and the ability to form water-in-oil emulsions thereby providing usefulness across a broad range of formulations having enhanced electrolytic and silicone and/or hydrocarbon compatibility and cleansing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Uniqema Americas LLC
    Inventors: John L Gormley, Ramannair S Premachandran, Steven J Anderson
  • Patent number: 7552556
    Abstract: A slim compact disk media case spine label apparatus is provided, the apparatus comprising a backing, an adhesive operatively adhered to the backing, and a face bonded to the adhesive, wherein a first portion of the face is removable from the adhesive and a second portion of the face is preconfigured to fit substantially precisely against a spine of a slim compact disk media case. Also provided are related methods of labeling a spine of a slim compact disk media case and methods of manufacturing a label apparatus to be preconfigured for use in conjunction with a slim compact disk media case spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventor: Steven J. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20080138301
    Abstract: The properties of 2-pyrrolidone-4-carboxylic substituted polysiloxanes can be dramatically altered by increasing the presence of the carboxylic-substituted pyrrolidone monomer of the polysiloxane, such that the amidopolysiloxane has an acid equivalent weight of about 3:00-3,000 daltons and a molecular weight average Mw of about 1,000-60,000 daltons resulting in enhanced detergent and water solubilities and the ability to form water-in-oil emulsions thereby providing usefulness across a broad range of formulations having enhanced electrolytic and silicone and/or hydrocarbon compatibility and cleansing properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Croda Uniqema Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Gormley, Ramannair S. Premachandran, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6758996
    Abstract: Granulated papermaking sludge is combined with plastic to form composite materials that may be shaped into structural and non-structural articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Kadant Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Yiannis A. Monovoukas, Steven J. Anderson, David Leeman, Anatole A. Klyosov, George P. Philippidis
  • Publication number: 20030030176
    Abstract: Granulated papermaking sludge is combined with plastic to form composite materials that may be shaped into structural and non-structural articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Yiannis A. Monovoukas, Steven J. Anderson, David Leeman, Anatole A. Klyosov, George P. Philippidis
  • Patent number: 5883347
    Abstract: An accelerometer (10) features a housing (12) having an passage (14) of rectangular cross-section formed therein, and one embodiment the width dimension gradually increases with increasing displacement along a central longitudinal axis (16) away from a first end (24) of the passage. A puck-shaped magnetic sensing mass (26) is located within the passage and oriented so that its magnetic axis extends in a direction normal to a basal surface (18) of the passage. A pair of magnetically-permeable pole pieces (22) extend from a coil (21) parallel to the passage (14) to magnetically-interact with the sensing mass so as to bias the sensing mass towards a first position within the passage. A pair of electrically-conductive nonmagnetic plates (32) on the housing magnetically interact with the sensing mass to damp the movement thereof within the passage. The coil (21) provides both test and reconfiguration functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Automotive Systems Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Malesko, James R. Moss, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5730371
    Abstract: A device and a process for delumping pasty masses in waste materials from paper manufacture. The delumping means employs at least one rotating cylindrical drum having a plurality of flexible fingers mounted on the drum. Pasty masses are supplied to the delumper preferably by a chute mounted to the top of the delumper, and are struck by the flexible fingers of the rotating drum. Annular recesses are formed at the base of the flexible fingers which mates with a plurality of bores in the drum housings. Preferably, the fingers are rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Thermo Fibergen Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Dongieux, Jr., Steven J. Anderson, Ricky L. Yoder
  • Patent number: 5675277
    Abstract: The present invention provides a phase shifting apparatus and method. The phase shifting apparatus comprises a signal generator and a converting device. An input signal is converted by the offset signals from the signal generator, thereby producing an output signal with the same frequency as that of the input signal. The phase of the output signal is determined by the difference of the offset signals applied to the converting device. In particular, when two offset signals are in quadrature, the output signal becomes in quadrature with the input signal. When the two offset signals have the same phase, the output signal has the same phase as that of the input signal. Preferably, the converting device includes two cascaded offset means, each having a multiplier and a filter coupling to the multiplier. A plurality of converting means may be coupled in parallel to the signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Pixel Instruments
    Inventors: James Carl Cooper, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5614700
    Abstract: An accelerometer (10) features a housing (12) having an passage (14) of rectangular cross-section formed therein, the width dimension of which gradually increases with increasing displacement along a central longitudinal axis (16) away from a first end (24) of the passage; and a puck-shaped magnetic sensing mass (26) located within the passage whose magnetic axis extends in a direction normal to the basal surface (18) of the passage. A pair of magnetically-permeable elements (22) on the housing magnetically-interact with the sensing mass so as to bias the sensing mass towards a first position within the passage; and a first and second pair of stationary beam contacts (30) project into the passage so as to be bridged by respective electrically-conductive circumferential surfaces (28) on the sensing mass when it moves to a second position within the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Automotive Systems Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Moss, Michael W. Malesko, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5548236
    Abstract: The present invention provides a phase shifting apparatus and method. The phase shifting apparatus comprises a signal generator and a converting device. An input signal is converted by the offset signals from the signal generator, thereby producing an output signal with the same frequency as that of the input signal. The phase of the output signal is determined by the difference of the offset signals applied to the converting device. In particular, when two offset signals are in quadrature, the output signal becomes in quadrature with the input signal. When the two offset signals have the same phase, the output signal has the same phase as that of the input signal. Preferably, the converting device includes two cascaded offset means, each having a multiplier and a filter coupling to the multiplier. A plurality of converting means may be coupled in parallel to the signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Pixel Instruments
    Inventors: James C. Cooper, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5530483
    Abstract: The apparatus and method described herein shows a system of determining the delay of a delayed version of a sequence of images with respect to a relatively undelayed version. The system operates to take multiple samples of the delayed and undelayed versions at approximately the same sample position on the image and to correlate these samples over multiple image frames to determine which of a plurality of delayed images most closely match a given undelayed image. By knowing which delayed image frame most closely matches a given undelayed image frame it is shown to arrive at a coarse number of frames of delay. A fine delay measurement is achieved by adding a measure of the instantaneous frame to frame delay with respect to a known corresponding feature of the respective video type signals. The invention is also useful for comparing a given image to other images to determine the closest match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Pixel Instruments Corp.
    Inventors: James C. Cooper, Steven J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 5492364
    Abstract: An inflator for an inflatable vehicle occupant restraint system comprises a plastic housing encased in fiber windings that is rupturable upon the production of a predetermined combustion gas pressure internally of the housing to effect venting of the gases into the air bag and inflation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Automotive Systems Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Anderson, R. Mark Uzel, Steven Kmenta, Dennis W. Burnard, Timothy E. Hughes