Patents by Inventor Steven J. Coleman

Steven J. Coleman 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: 10793260
    Abstract: Aircraft and methods and systems for controlling performance of an aircraft. The methods and systems allow the aircraft to meet a performance requirement using a set of aircraft flight data and actuators connected to control surfaces. Performance data for primary and secondary actuators are obtained to select between a primary control law for controlling the primary control surface, a secondary control law for controlling the secondary control surface, and a blended control law that controls the primary and secondary control surfaces together. If the primary control surface cannot meet the aircraft performance requirement using the primary control law, the blended control law is implemented if the primary and secondary control surfaces can be used together to meet the performance requirement; otherwise the secondary control surface is used, using the secondary control law, to meet the aircraft performance requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul C. Strefling, Michael D. Bills, Bruce Mays Fritchman, John Koon-hung Ho, Kioumars Najmabadi, Edward E. Coleman, Thomas C. Ramsey, Jr., Steven Cook Stone, Paul J. Cline
  • Patent number: 10653482
    Abstract: A method for photoselective vaporization of prostate tissue includes delivering laser radiation to the treatment area on the tissue, via an optical fiber for example, wherein the laser radiation has a wavelength and irradiance in the treatment area on the surface of the tissue sufficient because vaporization of a substantially greater volume of tissue than a volume of residual coagulated tissue caused by the laser radiation. The laser radiation is generated using a neodymium doped solid-state laser, including optics producing a second or higher harmonic output with greater than 60 watts average output power. The delivered laser radiation has a wavelength for example in a range of about 200 nm to about 650 nm, and has an average irradiance in the treatment area greater than about 10 kilowatts/cm2, in a spot size of at least 0.05 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Davenport, Steven G. Murray, Tony D. Coleman, Henry Garlich, Kenneth J. Arnold, Kester Nahen
  • Patent number: 5783042
    Abstract: A method and system of measuring deflected doctor blade angle and loading force of an arrangement including a doctor apparatus operating in connection with a rotating cylinder, the apparatus having a doctor blade and a support member which pivots about at least one pivot point in response to an externally applied force for applying the doctor blade to a contact point on the cylinder. The arrangement corresponds to a kinematic model of linkages including a first link defined between the at least one pivot point and the contact point, a second link defined between the contact point and the center of the cylinder, and a third link defined between the center of the cylinder and the at least one pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Thermo Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Leeman, Steven J. Coleman, David J. Dziadzio, William K. Giguere, Ronald F. Goodnow
  • Patent number: 3985124
    Abstract: A spirometer for measurement of both the rate and volume of expiratory breathing, and creating a graphic record of the same. In a preferred embodiment, the spirometer incorporates an expansible chamber of the piston type, fitted with a molded rolling rubber seal. A recording surface in the form of a card is attached to the piston and a pen is moved across the face of the card at a constant velocity as a subject breathes into the expansible chamber. There is obtained a plot of the volume of expiration flow as a function of time. A control system provides for automatic operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Coleman
  • Patent number: 3977407
    Abstract: A nasotracheal tube holder comprises a substantially straight projection having a laterally curved, trough-like surface mounted on a base for securing said projection to a person's head such that the projection is adapted to receive in longitudinally aligned relation the protruding end of a nasotracheal tube in its applied working position. In a preferred embodiment a pair of laterally opposed tabs at the outer end of the projection serve as stop lugs for preventing a wrapping, such as tape, which binds the tube to the projection from sliding off the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Coleman, James W. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 3976080
    Abstract: An endotracheal tube holder comprises a substantially straight projection having a laterally curved, trough-like surface mounted on a base for securing said projection to a person's head such that the projection is adapted to receive in longitudinally aligned relation the protruding end of an endotracheal tube in its applied working position. A pair of laterally opposed tabs at the outer end of the projection serve as stop lugs for preventing a wrapping, such as tape, which binds the tube to the projection from sliding off the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: Thermo Electron Corporation
    Inventors: Walter J. Bornhorst, Steven J. Coleman, James W. O'Brien