Patents by Inventor William Kuhn

William Kuhn 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: 10532894
    Abstract: A modular transfer system with a primary flow system and a diverter system. The primary flow system includes a primary flow belt for conveying an article along a primary flow path from an infeed side of the modular transfer system to a pass-through side of the modular transfer system. The diverter system includes one or more diverter belts for diverting an article from the primary flow path towards a divert side of the modular transfer system. The primary flow belt includes multiple movable components contacting the diverter belt. The movable components can have one or more rotational degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventor: John William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20190247139
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for trans-septally delivering carbon dioxide through a minimally invasive catheter to create a gaseous pocket or emphysema between the posterior wall of the left atrium and the esophagus during cardiac ablation of the left atrium. This pocket of gas expanded tissue serves to thermally insulate and separate the esophagus from the left atrium during ablation to prevent the formation of an atrial-esophageal fistula. The system comprises a control system to precisely deliver the gas to a desired location through a needle-based catheter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: William Cohn, Colin Brahmstedt, Matthew Kuhn, Fergus Wong
  • Publication number: 20190247091
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems, devices and methods for trans-septally delivering carbon dioxide through a minimally invasive catheter to create a gaseous pocket or emphysema between the posterior wall of the left atrium and the esophagus during cardiac ablation of the left atrium. This pocket of gas expanded tissue serves to thermally insulate and separate the esophagus from the left atrium during ablation to prevent esophageal damage and the formation of an atrial-esophageal fistula. The system comprises a control system to precisely deliver the gas to a desired location through a needle-based catheter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: William Cohn, Debby Esther Highsmith, Matthew Kuhn, Fergus Wong
  • Publication number: 20190210039
    Abstract: A centrifugal separator for separating blow-by gases into cleaned air and liquid for recirculation through an engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: John William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20190152720
    Abstract: A modular transfer system with a primary flow system and a diverter system that is repositionable along a track system. The primary flow system includes a primary flow belt for conveying an article along a primary flow path from an infeed side of the modular transfer system to a pass-through side of the modular transfer system. The diverter system that is repositionable along the track system between the infeed side and the pass-through side by attachment within one or more channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: John William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20180257872
    Abstract: A modular transfer system with a primary flow system and a diverter system. The primary flow system includes a primary flow belt for conveying an article along a primary flow path from an infeed side of the modular transfer system to a pass-through side of the modular transfer system. The diverter system includes one or more diverter belts for diverting an article from the primary flow path towards a divert side of the modular transfer system. The primary flow belt includes multiple movable components contacting the diverter belt. The movable components can have one or more rotational degrees of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventor: John William Kuhn
  • Patent number: 7681710
    Abstract: Modular transfer band assemblies and systems are provided. The modular transfer band assemblies may include a frame, pulleys supported by the frame, and a belt provided around the pulleys. The belt is configured to be driven to transfer an article off of a main conveyor line having rollers for conveying the article. The removable belt module is configured to be engaged and disengaged from the main conveyor line without the use of tools as a single, self-contained unit. Modular transfer band assembly systems may include the modular transfer band assembly and a support structure, wherein the modular transfer band assembly is removably attached to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: FKI Logistex, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Kuhn, Charles Burdine, Barry Edwin Brown, James Matthew Dickman
  • Publication number: 20090255784
    Abstract: Modular transfer band assemblies and systems are provided. The modular transfer band assemblies may include a frame, pulleys supported by the frame, and a belt provided around the pulleys. The belt is configured to be driven to transfer an article off of a main conveyor line having rollers for conveying the article. The removable belt module is configured to be engaged and disengaged from the main conveyor line without the use of tools as a single, self-contained unit. Modular transfer band assembly systems may include the modular transfer band assembly and a support structure, wherein the modular transfer band assembly is removably attached to the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: FKI LOGISTEX, INC.
    Inventors: John William Kuhn, Charles Burdine, Barry Edwin Brown, James Matthew Dickman
  • Publication number: 20070019207
    Abstract: An interferometer is provided, comprising a source, a unit under test (UUT) with at least a first surface and second surface, a reflective optic, a detector and light from the source. The light is transmitted through the unit under test and reflects off of the reflective optic, which directs the light back to the unit under test. A first portion of light is reflected off the first surface of the UUT. A second portion of light is reflected off the second surface of the UUT. The first and second portions of light are then reflected by the reflective optic and are then transmitted through the UUT. The two portions of light are incident on the detector, where the first and second portions of light coherently add and the interference pattern is detected by the detector. A method for measuring the transmitted wavefront of the UUT is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Matthew Dubin
  • Publication number: 20070019210
    Abstract: An interferometer comprises a time-delayed source, light emitted from the time-delayed source, a unit under test where the unit under test has a first surface and a second surface, and a detector. The light emitted from the time-delayed source has a delay length. A first portion of the light is reflected off the first surface of the unit under test and a second portion of the light is reflected off of the second surface of the unit under test. A portion of the two reflected portions of light are incident on the detector where the light coherently adds, which forms an interference pattern that is detected by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Matthew Dubin
  • Publication number: 20060292945
    Abstract: A reduced scrim reinforcement is provided in single ply roofing membranes having excellent wind uplift performance. Also provided is a method for making a roofing membrane having the scrim reinforcement incorporated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Edward Nebesnak, Li-Ying Yang
  • Publication number: 20060285123
    Abstract: A Fizeau or other interferometer is used to provide high resolution, in-situ calibration of an external angle measurement system such as widely spaced high stability plane mirror interferometers (HSPMIs)). The calibrated measurement system then measures mechanical tilt during shearing. The tilt data is used to correct the sheared data, preferably before computation of the rotationally invariant (RI) terms. Altematively, the data may be used to compute the spurious quadratic term and correct after integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20060268282
    Abstract: A Fizeau interferometer is provided with an adaptive null optic whose shape may be selectively varied in a controllable way by the selective application of external mechanical loads to enable the interferometer to be dynamically adapted to testing a variety of aspherical segments of differing shapes without the need for providing individual reference surfaces to match the various shapes of each test segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, Christoph Kuechel, Robert Parks, William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20060270298
    Abstract: A textured and printed membrane has an embossed top layer with a protective coating, a fabric layer, a printed bottom layer with a protective coating, where the layers are adhered with a PVC plastisol. The printing pattern matches the embossing, such that the membrane has the appearance of cloth on both sides. The textured vinyl membrane composite has a thickness of from 10 to 35 mils. The membrane can be fitted on an awning to display illuminated (white/opaque) graphics (lettering or design). The top layer is preferably compounded PVC formulated with a colorant. The bottom layer is also PVC, typically formulated with a flame retardant package, such as antimony trioxide or brominated compounds, aluminum trihydrate, magnesium hydroxide, and the like to suppress the spread of an ignited flame. Both top and bottom layers can have heat stabilizers and lubricants to improve processing of the PVC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Peter Burnett, Jim Labonte
  • Publication number: 20060199453
    Abstract: A composite roofing membrane having a top layer of a thermoplastic polymer, a middle layer of a fleece material, and a bottom layer of modified bitumen joined together. The top and bottom layers may be reinforced with a reinforcing scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Amir Khan
  • Publication number: 20060078198
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for color calibrating an imager device is disclosed. The imager device is subjected to a plurality of light sources. Color channel responses are obtained from the imager device and the color calibrating coefficients are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Bawolek, Lawrence Booth, Curt Corum, William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20050248597
    Abstract: A method for modifying data streams to run faster in a data system for an ink jet printing system entails identifying a source of the data stream and operating the data stream at an initial rate. Large commands sets are identified in the data stream and are extracted from the data stream to reduce the size of the data stream. The large commands sets are placed in a secondary storage and a smaller set of commands is inserted into the data stream with new commands to replace the large sets so the data stream operates at a faster rate. Alternative methods include methods for modifying data streams to run faster in a data system for a printing system and methods for modifying potential data streams to run faster in a data system for a printing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Michael Robbeloth
  • Publication number: 20050250399
    Abstract: A composite roofing membrane having a top layer of a thermoplastic polymer, a middle layer of a fleece material, and a bottom layer of modified bitumen joined together. The top and bottom layers may be reinforced with a reinforcing scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: William Kuhn, Amir Khan
  • Publication number: 20050210802
    Abstract: A single ply mechanically embossed roofing membrane in a roll form for use in commercial applications on flat and low pitched roofs. The roofing membrane preferably includes a scrim or reinforcement sheet sandwiched between a top layer and a bottom layer, wherein the bottom layer is completely embossed with various configurations forming alternating ridges and valleys. The embossed roofing membrane improves roll blocking upon installation. The embossed roofing membrane can be installed by fully adhering or mechanically attaching to the roof deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Li-Ying Yang, Edward Nebesnak, William Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20050210808
    Abstract: The present invention is a single ply building membrane comprising a single ply membrane with a base and a cap layer and a top and bottom surface, having a predetermined printed design on the cap layer, and a predetermined texture on at least one surface of the membrane. The membrane may comprise compounds selected from the group consisting of thermoplastics and thermosets. The printed and textured designs may be of a laid roof or siding. The invention includes a method of installing a single ply building membrane on a building surface and a method of manufacturing such membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Timothy Larson, William Kuhn, Edward Nebesnak, Li-Ying Yang