Patents by Inventor Tim Surber

Tim Surber 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: 5392653
    Abstract: A pressure measurement system includes a diaphragm and a chamber for exposing one side of the diaphragm to a fluid. A force transducer is provided for measuring force exerted by the fluid on the one side of the diaphragm independent of diaphragm position. A ferromagnetic plate is attached to the diaphragm to enable removable coupling of the diaphragm with a magnet permanently attached to the force transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Zanger, Tim Surber, Donald E. Lehmer
  • Patent number: 5230614
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a plurality of rollers for compressing and sealing a collapsible and resilient tube. A housing and a pump arm with a specific arcuate surface and position with respect to the housing enable the succesive contact and gradual compression of the rollers with the tube in a manner for moving a fluid through the tube in one direction without creating substantial fluid back pressure in an opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Zanger, Tim Surber, Susanne Roslon