Patents by Inventor Timothy J. King

Timothy J. King 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: 20200085776
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of preventing or treating cardiovascular disease (CVD), methods of supporting cardiovascular health, or supporting inflammatory health in a subject by reducing C-reactive protein (CRP). In exemplary aspects, the method comprises administering astaxanthin to the subject at a therapeutically effective amount. In some aspects, the subject also receives a standard of care for CVD or risk management thereof. The present disclosure also provides methods of reducing CRP levels in a subject comprising administering an amount of astaxanthin to the subject, as described herein, wherein the subject is at risk for or suffers from CVD. Additional related methods of altering levels of one or more of: TNF-?, IL-1?, IL-6, INF-?, oxidized LDL, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, triglycerides, FOXO3 activation, and HDL cholesterol, comprising administering astaxanthin to the subject are further provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: David G. Watumull, David M. Watumull, Jon L. Ruckle, Timothy J. King, Gilbert M. Rishton, Andrew D. Hieber, Henry L. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9617988
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system, method and computer program product for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the invention can determine, prior to dispensing a fluid, a position for a diaphragm in a chamber to reduce a hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. This variable home position of the diaphragm can be determined based on a set of factors affecting a dispense operation. Example factors may include a dispense volume and an error volume. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Publication number: 20140361046
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system, method and computer program product for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the invention can determine, prior to dispensing a fluid, a position for a diaphragm in a chamber to reduce a hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. This variable home position of the diaphragm can be determined based on a set of factors affecting a dispense operation. Example factors may include a dispense volume and an error volume. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 8814536
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system, method and computer program product for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the invention can determine, prior to dispensing a fluid, a position for a diaphragm in a chamber to reduce a hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. This variable home position of the diaphragm can be determined based on a set of factors affecting a dispense operation. Example factors may include a dispense volume and an error volume. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Publication number: 20120288379
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system, method and computer program product for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the invention can determine, prior to dispensing a fluid, a position for a diaphragm in a chamber to reduce a hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. This variable home position of the diaphragm can be determined based on a set of factors affecting a dispense operation. Example factors may include a dispense volume and an error volume. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 8292598
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present, invention provide a system and method for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for determining a home position to reduce hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 8033523
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing disposed in conjunction with a pressurized vessel and sprung valve assembly and a stem to be inserted into the housing in two stages. The stem is retained in the housing in the first stage and the stem activates the valve to release the pressurized fluid in the second stage. The connector employs a two-stage retaining mechanism that includes a clip retained in a groove defined in an interior wall of the housing, a lower groove and an upper groove formed into an exterior of the stem. The clip is disposed in the lower groove and the housing groove in the first stage; and in the upper groove and the housing groove in the second stage. The stem defines a stem stop that contacts an assembly setting mechanism upon completion of the first stage. The assembly setting mechanism is removed to allow the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, Jonathan Clark Swift, Geoffrey Richard Keast
  • Patent number: 7882862
    Abstract: A filler neck closure assembly is provided for a fuel tank filler neck. The closure assembly is configured to receive a fuel-dispensing pump nozzle and to regulate discharge of liquid fuel and fuel vapor from a fuel tank filler neck to the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventors: Dennis M. DeCapua, Timothy J. King, Bradley L. Steusloff, J Bradley Groom, Chad A. McClung, Lowell R. Bell
  • Patent number: 7823610
    Abstract: A refueling shut-off system is provided for use with a vehicle fuel system including a fuel tank, a fuel tank filler neck, and a fuel vapor recovery canister. The system includes a fill-limit vent valve and a flow-control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Stant USA Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 7665493
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is positioned in a filler neck closure assembly to prevent a user from pumping unleaded fuel into a diesel fuel tank. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: J Bradley Groom, Michael S. Brock, Timothy J. King, Jeffrey E. Devall
  • Publication number: 20090132094
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present, invention provide a system and method for reducing the hold-up volume of a pump. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for determining a home position to reduce hold-up volume at a dispense pump and/or a feed pump. The home position for the diaphragm can be selected such that the volume of the chamber at the dispense pump and/or feed pump contains sufficient fluid to perform the various steps of a dispense cycle while minimizing the hold-up volume. Additionally, the home position of the diaphragm can be selected to optimize the effective range of positive displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Laverdiere, James Cedrone, George Gonnella, Iraj Gashgaee, Paul Magoon, Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 7472694
    Abstract: A fuel vapor recovery apparatus includes a canister including a housing formed to include a first port exposed to the atmosphere and a second port exposed to fuel tank fuel vapor. A carbon bed is located in an interior region of the housing between the first and second ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. King
  • Publication number: 20080217570
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing disposed in conjunction with a pressurized vessel and sprung valve assembly and a stem to be inserted into the housing in two stages. The stem is retained in the housing in the first stage and the stem activates the valve to release the pressurized fluid in the second stage. The connector employs a two-stage retaining mechanism that includes a clip retained in a groove defined in an interior wall of the housing, a lower groove and an upper groove formed into an exterior of the stem. The clip is disposed in the lower groove and the housing groove in the first stage; and in the upper groove and the housing groove in the second stage. The stem defines a stem stop that contacts an assembly setting mechanism upon completion of the first stage. The assembly setting mechanism is removed to allow the second stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, Jonathan Clark Swift, Geoffrey Richard Keast
  • Patent number: 7302977
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is positioned in a filler neck closure assembly to prevent a user from pumping unleaded fuel into a diesel fuel tank. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, J Bradley Groom, Poul Hedevang
  • Patent number: 6673987
    Abstract: Pregnancy in animals such as the pig usually does not continue to term when there are only a few embryos in the uterus. Currently available technology for maintaining pregnancy involves a series of hormone injections, and the failure rate is high. It has now been discovered that pregnancy can be maintained by complementing fertile embryos in the uterus with additional embryos that aren't expected to survive the full term of the pregnancy. Particularly suitable are parthenogenetic embryos, formed by activating and diploidizing unfertilized oocytes. The carrier embryos are engrafted into the uterus of a surrogate female, and the pregnancy continues to term without further intervention—even if the number of fertile embryos are below the minimum litter size. This provides valuable biological material that can be used for transplantation, the production of pharmaceuticals, and for agricultural use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Geron Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 6405747
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling discharge of fuel vapor from within a vehicle fuel tank, which apparatus includes at least a primary and auxiliary liquid separating chamber positioned above a float chamber below a valve outlet. The apparatus includes at least one baffle arranged to intercept and direct filtered fuel droplets from the vapor flow and return the liquid fuel to the fuel tank. The primary and auxiliary liquid separation chambers and associated baffle are positioned to facilitate flow of fuel vapor from the tank yet return liquid fuel to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, Gregory P. Brown
  • Patent number: 6348098
    Abstract: A control system for digitally monitoring and/or controlling pressure to a pneumatic load such as a stop/suckback valve. Pressure is sensed in the pneumatic fluid input lines to the pneumatic load, and a closed loop control is used to maintain the pressure at a predetermined level. In an alternative embodiment, the control system is used to ensure equal dispensing in multi-point dispense apparatus. Thus, pressure is sensed downstream of each valve in fluid communication with a respective nozzle. Any pressure differential detected is corrected by appropriate valve adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Mykrolis Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. McLoughlin, George L. Gonnella, Timothy J. King
  • Patent number: 6170510
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling discharge of fuel vapor from within a vehicle fuel tank. The apparatus includes a valve container with an inlet, an outlet, and a chamber, a valve member formed for movement between an open position allowing fuel vapor flow through outlet and a closed position blocking fuel vapor flow through outlet, and a secondary float valve disposed between inlet and valve member. The valve member includes a central post and wing segments defining flow passages sized to permit fuel vapor flow therethrough and to block momentarily liquid fuel flow therethrough. The secondary float valve moves between an open position allowing fuel vapor flow to the wing segments and a closed position blocking liquid fuel flow to the wing segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, Barry S. Chestnut
  • Patent number: 6035884
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a valve container with a vapor inlet adapted for communicating with an interior region of the fuel tank and a vapor outlet, a baffle including an upper end coupled to the vapor inlet, an open lower end spaced-apart from the upper end, and a skirt extending between the upper and lower ends, and a float valve disposed in the valve container and movable between an opened position allowing flow of fuel vapor through the vapor outlet and a closed position preventing flow of fuel vapor through the vapor outlet. The skirt of the baffle includes at least one slot therethrough and the float valve is positioned to lie between the vapor inlet and the slot of the baffle when in both the opened and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, Barry Chestnut, Lowell R. Bell
  • Patent number: 5944044
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a valve container and a valve member. The valve container is formed to include an inlet in fluid communication with a fuel tank, an outlet, a side wall extending between the inlet and outlet, and a chamber in fluid communication with the inlet and the outlet. The valve member is disposed in the chamber and includes a central post and wing segments positioned to lie in a spaced apart relationship about the post. The wing segments are formed to define flow passages therethrough that are sized to permit the flow of fuel vapor therethrough and to momentarily block the flow of liquid fuel therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. King, Barry S. Chestnut