Patents by Inventor Steven R. Payne

Steven R. Payne 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: 20190347917
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to security systems and, more particularly, to a power and/or alarming security system for electrical appliances. In an example embodiment, an apparatus comprises a socket and a circuit. The socket can be configured for detachable electrical connection with an electrical appliance. The circuit can be configured to (1) provide power to a connected electrical appliance through the socket, and (2) calibrate an alarm limit for a security function for the socket based on a plurality of electrical characteristics of the connected electrical appliance that are measured via the socket, wherein the electrical characteristics comprise an admittance characteristic and a current draw characteristic of the connected electrical appliance. Furthermore, the circuit can calibrate the alarm limit for the socket according to a plurality of calibration phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Payne, Kenneth A. Boehlke, Kimberly Porter Miyake, Wade Carter Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10360776
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to security systems and, more particularly, to a power and/or alarming security system for electrical appliances. In an example embodiment, an apparatus comprises a socket and a circuit. The socket can be configured for detachable electrical connection with an electrical appliance. The circuit can be configured to (1) provide power to a connected electrical appliance through the socket, and (2) calibrate an alarm limit for a security function for the socket based on a plurality of electrical characteristics of the connected electrical appliance that are measured via the socket, wherein the electrical characteristics comprise an admittance characteristic and a current draw characteristic of the connected electrical appliance. Furthermore, the circuit can calibrate the alarm limit for the socket according to a plurality of calibration phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MOBILE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Payne, Kenneth A. Boehlke, Kimberly Porter Miyake, Wade Carter Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20190220059
    Abstract: A variety of improvements to docking systems for portable computing devices are disclosed. For example, improved techniques for maintaining a data connection between a base portion of the docking system and a case portion of the docking system are disclosed. As an example, the docking system can include improved magnetics that help maintain the data connection between the base portion and the case portion, even during rotational movements of the case portion relative to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Michael D. Miles, Kristopher W. Schatz, Jude A. Hall, Hoa Pham, Lincoln Wilde, Travis C. Walker, Steven R. Payne
  • Publication number: 20190073884
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to security systems and, more particularly, to a power and/or alarming security system for electrical appliances. In an example embodiment, an apparatus comprises a socket and a circuit. The socket can be configured for detachable electrical connection with an electrical appliance. The circuit can be configured to (1) provide power to a connected electrical appliance through the socket, and (2) calibrate an alarm limit for a security function for the socket based on a plurality of electrical characteristics of the connected electrical appliance that are measured via the socket, wherein the electrical characteristics comprise an admittance characteristic and a current draw characteristic of the connected electrical appliance. Furthermore, the circuit can calibrate the alarm limit for the socket according to a plurality of calibration phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Payne, Kenneth A. Boehlke, Kimberly Porter Miyake, Wade Carter Wheeler
  • Patent number: 5284481
    Abstract: A liquid infuser apparatus includes an elastic sleeve mounted on an elongated member and within a collapsible spherical housing to enable it to expand naturally to maintain a constant pressure over the infusion period. A rigid open ended housing into which an infuser may be removeably placed provides a reusable protective housing. Multiple infusers are packaged with a rigid housing in a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Block Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Emil H. Soika, Steven R. Payne
  • Patent number: 5224934
    Abstract: An infusion system for the delivery of a first continuous flow of a intravenous fluid and second multiple selectable dosages of the fluid from a source to a site comprises a source of intravenous fluid under pressure, a housing having an inlet for connection to the source of fluid and an outlet for connection to a delivery site, a first passage in the housing for conveying a continuous constant low volume of the fluid to the outlet, and a second passage in the housing having an accumulator for accumulating a predetermined fixed charge of fluid and an actuator for selectively releasing the flow of the fluid from the accumulator to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Block Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Payne, Frederic P. Field, James M. Verespej
  • Patent number: 5179983
    Abstract: A system for simultaneously filling multiple reservoirs of an IV delivery system comprises a support frame, port positioners on the support frame for positioning a plurality of fill ports of a multiple chamber reservoir, a plurality of injection pumps for injecting a predetermined amount of a fluid, coupling devices for coupling the injection pumps to a fill port of a reservoir, and an actuator for simultaneously coupling the couplers to the fill ports and filling said reservoirs with a predetermined amount of a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Block Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Cordner, Jr., Steven R. Payne, Glenn J. Istratoff