Patents by Inventor Steven Mann

Steven Mann 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: 20190263852
    Abstract: Provided are deglycosylation methods designed to optimize the yield of a Veratrum alkaloid from Veratrum plant material and/or from an extract of Veratrum plant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Gamini Senerath Jayatilake, Steven L. Richheimer, David A. Mann
  • Patent number: 10363183
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kirsten M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Patent number: 10315814
    Abstract: A cap, a method of using a cap, and a system for using the cap. The cap is capable of being fitted to a bottle. The cap includes a transfer port; and a vent port. The vent port includes a membrane and a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Van Nguyen Truskett, Colleen Lyons, Matthew C. Traub, Whitney Longsine, Tyler Mann, Steven C. Shackleton
  • Publication number: 20190157787
    Abstract: A connector for establishing electrical connections with a PCB comprises first and second sets of contact pads arranged in first and second rows on a same surface of the PCB. The connector includes a first set of elongated contacts, a second set of elongated contacts, and a contact block. The first set of contacts have contact surfaces that form a first row of contact surfaces configured to make and break electrical connectivity with the first set of contact pads of the PCB. The second set of contacts have contact surfaces that form a second row of contact surfaces configured to make and break electrical connectivity with the second set of contact pads of the PCB. The contact block supports the first and second sets of contacts and causes the contact surfaces to wipe against the first and second sets of contact pads when making and breaking electrical connectivity therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Daniel F. Cronch, Jesse A. Mann, Leon D. Schmidt, Steven A. Neu, Richard D. Twigg, Gregg R. Couture, James A. Wessman
  • Patent number: 7788336
    Abstract: A feedback system for visual content is described that allows individual users to obtain feedback regarding selected visual content. A user of the system uploads any desired visual content, and associates the content with a feedback campaign having user-defined characteristics. The user also may associate feedback elements with the visual content, such as comments regarding the visual content or the type of feedback that is desired. The feedback system provides the visual content and feedback elements to selected other users, perhaps by sending a link to the other users via email. In this way, the receiving users may provide feedback regarding the visual content. In particular, the receiving users may generate a virtual note to be placed on a selected portion of the visual content, so as to provide comment specific to the selected portion. As a result, individual users are enabled to create and manage multiple feedback campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Peter S. Ebert, Michael Heinrich, Ian J. Kimbell, Janaki P. Kumar, Steven Mann, Frederic E. Samson, Bernhard Schweizer, Zia Yusuf
  • Patent number: 7103560
    Abstract: A system and method for forecasting future retail performance are described herein. The system includes a storage device that stores a sales history database, a weather history database, and a weather forecast database. An analyzer determines the extent to which past retail performance of a plurality of products at a plurality of locations was affected by weather using the sales history database and the weather history database. A configurator, coupled to the analyzer, estimates expected future retail performance of the products at the stores for a plurality of future time periods using the weather forecast database and results produced by the analyzer. A graphical user interface, coupled to the analyzer and the configurator, enables users to view and manipulate results produced by the analyzer and the configurator to thereby forecast future retail performance of the products at the locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Planalytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic D. Fox, Douglas R. Pearson, Diane Caine, Steven Mann, Ron M. Shapiro, Harve C. Light, Suzzane M. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20050192853
    Abstract: A feedback system for visual content is described that allows individual users to obtain feedback regarding selected visual content. A user of the system uploads any desired visual content, and associates the content with a feedback campaign having user-defined characteristics. The user also may associate feedback elements with the visual content, such as comments regarding the visual content or the type of feedback that is desired. The feedback system provides the visual content and feedback elements to selected other users, perhaps by sending a link to the other users via email. In this way, the receiving users may provide feedback regarding the visual content. In particular, the receiving users may generate a virtual note to be placed on a selected portion of the visual content, so as to provide comment specific to the selected portion. As a result, individual users are enabled to create and manage multiple feedback campaigns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Ebert, Michael Heinrich, Ian Kimbell, Janaki Kumar, Steven Mann, Frederic Samson, Bernhard Schweizer, Zia Yusuf
  • Patent number: 6682283
    Abstract: A sidewalk bolt is provided. The bolt includes a head portion, a threaded shaft portion extending perpendicularly outward from a first side of the head portion, and a socket head recess well formed within a second side of the head portion for use in driving the bolt. A depth of the recess well is greater than the width of the head portion between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory Steven Mann, Gabrielle Marder Mann
  • Publication number: 20030031530
    Abstract: A combination sidewalk bolt having a Phillips screwdriver recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory Steven Mann, Gabrielle Marder Mann
  • Patent number: 6481944
    Abstract: A combination sidewalk bolt is provided. The bolt includes a head portion, a threaded shaft portion extending perpendicularly outward from a first side of the head portion, a socket head recess well formed within a second side of the head portion for use in driving the bolt, and a slotted screwdriver slot provided in the second side of the head portion. A depth of the recess well is greater than the width of the head portion between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory Steven Mann, Gabrielle Marder Mann
  • Publication number: 20020039524
    Abstract: A combination sidewalk bolt having a Phillips screwdriver recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory Steven Mann, Gabrielle Marder Mann
  • Patent number: 6328517
    Abstract: A combination sidewalk bolt is provided. The bolt includes a head portion, a threaded shaft portion extending perpendicularly outward from a first side of the head portion, a Phillips head recess well formed within a second side of the head portion for use in driving the bolt, and a slotted screwdriver slot provided in the second side of the head portion. A depth of the recess well is greater than the width of the head portion between the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Inventors: Gregory Steven Mann, Gabrielle Marder Mann
  • Patent number: 5913066
    Abstract: An electronic work environment for a data processing system includes documentation modules which execute on the hardware elements of the system. The documentation modules exchange data between the software elements and hardware elements of the data processing system to produce interaction between the documentation modules and the data processing system. A common user interface module displays the results of the interaction between the software and hardware elements and the documentation modules. Accordingly, the documentation becomes part of the operating environment of the data processing system. The documentation modules are generalized documentation modules including online documentation for every possible configuration of the hardware and software elements of the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Alcatel Network Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Kay Benzenberg, Lloyd Steven Mann, Lawrence Carl Oslund, Colleen Ann Roe
  • Patent number: 5832456
    Abstract: A system and method for forecasting future retail performance are described herein. The system includes a storage device that stores a sales history database, a weather history database, and a weather forecast database. An analyzer determines the extent to which past retail performance of a plurality of products at a plurality of locations was affected by weather using the sales history database and the weather history database. A configurator, coupled to the analyzer, estimates expected future retail performance of the products at the stores for a plurality of future time periods using the weather forecast database and results produced by the analyzer. A graphical user interface, coupled to the analyzer and the configurator, enables users to view and manipulate results produced by the analyzer and the configurator to thereby forecast future retail performance of the products at the locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Strategic Weather Services
    Inventors: Frederic D. Fox, Douglas R. Pearson, Diane Caine, Steven Mann, Ron M. Shapiro, Harve C. Light, Suzanne M. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 5751943
    Abstract: An electronic work environment for a data processing system includes documentation modules which execute on the hardware elements of the system. The documentation modules exchange data between the software elements and hardware elements of the data processing system to produce interaction between the documentation modules and the data processing system. A common user interface module displays the results of the interaction between the software and hardware elements and the documentation modules. Accordingly, the documentation becomes part of the operating environment of the data processing system. The documentation modules are generalized documentation modules including online documentation for every possible configuration of the hardware and software elements of the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Alcatel Network Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Kay Benzenberg, Lloyd Steven Mann, Lawrence Carl Oslund, Colleen Ann Roe
  • Patent number: 4022228
    Abstract: A device for removing nail polish and other fingernail coatings comprises a container having an access opening at the top thereof and which contains therein a solvent capable of dissolving the nail polish. A brush having relatively hard, stiff bristles is mounted within the container in such a manner so as to partially surround the access opening. The brush is arranged so that the bristles engage with the fingernail when the finger-tip is inserted through the access opening and the brush functions to scrub and clean the fingernail so as to remove the nail polish therefrom in response to slight movements of the fingertip. The container is composed of opaque plastic material to avoid breakage, minimize weight, and prevent the user from seeing the unsightly nail polish which dissolves in and discolors the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1977
    Inventors: John G. Ropp, Steven A. Mann