Patents by Inventor Zachary Stephen

Zachary Stephen 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: 20210311762
    Abstract: An example virtualized computing system includes: a host cluster having hosts and a virtualization layer executing on hardware platforms of the hosts, the virtualization layer supporting execution of virtual machines (VMs); an orchestration control plane integrated with the virtualization layer, the orchestration control plane including a master server executing in a first VM of the VMs; guest cluster infrastructure software (GCIS) executing in the master server, the GCIS configured to create a set of objects defining a container orchestration cluster, and manage lifecycles of second VMs of the VMs based on state of the set of objects; and guest software executing in the second VMs to implement the container orchestration cluster as a guest cluster of the host cluster, the guest software having components that interface with the GCIS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Zachary James SHEPHERD, Derek William BEARD, George Gregory HICKEN, Mark Russell JOHNSON, Jared Sean ROSOFF, Joseph Stephen BEDA, Konstantinos ROUSSOS
  • Publication number: 20210185914
    Abstract: A merger system for an agricultural vehicle includes: at least one frame mount configured to couple to a chassis; a movable merger frame coupled to the at least one frame mount; a conveyor supported by the merger frame and configured to convey crop material; at least one load sensor associated with the at least one frame mount and configured to output load signals corresponding to a mass of the merger frame; and a controller operatively coupled to the at least one load sensor. The controller is configured to: determine a mass of crop material conveyed by the conveyor based at least partially on the mass of the merger frame; determine a crop yield based at least partially on the determined mass of crop material; and output a yield signal corresponding to the determined crop yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Zachary Stephens
  • Publication number: 20210001923
    Abstract: A differentially steered vehicle includes brakes on the powered wheels which are applied via a controller according to different methods to inhibit freewheeling during turns and improve steering responsiveness and stability. The methods include applying braking force to the wheel on the inside of a turn in response to the rate of turn as indicated by the position of the steering control, to the pressure differential across the hydraulic motors driving the wheels and the rotational speed of the wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brown Fay, II, Nicholas Gregory, Zachary Stephens
  • Patent number: 10866059
    Abstract: A composite grip or grip module for a handgun is made from a polymer composite that includes a polymer and dense particles that increase the density of the grip. For example, the particles can be tungsten, tantalum, lead, iron, or mixtures thereof to provide a polymer density of greater than 2.5 grams per cubic centimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Haase, Phillip Harold Strader, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200155128
    Abstract: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. The arming member is moveably mounted to the housing proximal of the respective stylet and cannula hubs, and configured for manually-actuated movement from a relaxed, extended position to a loaded, compressed position to define a compressive arming stroke. The biopsy device also includes an arming member biasing spring that restores the arming member from the compressed position to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala, David Sauvageau, Donna Schulz Torres
  • Publication number: 20200049449
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for making a composite grip or grip module for a handgun. The composite grip is made from a polymer composite that includes a polymer and dense particles that increase the density of the grip when compared to the polymer without the dense particles. The particles can be tungsten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sig Sauer, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Haase, Phillip Harold Strader, JR.
  • Patent number: 10537311
    Abstract: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. The arming member is moveably mounted to the housing proximal of the respective stylet and cannula hubs, and configured for manually-actuated movement from a relaxed, extended position to a loaded, compressed position to define a compressive arming stroke. The biopsy device also includes an arming member biasing spring that restores the arming member from the compressed position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala, David Sauvageau, Donna Schulz Torres
  • Patent number: 10506820
    Abstract: Systems and methods of producing a frozen food product include mixing ingredients with a liquefied gas, e.g. liquid nitrogen. The texture and quality of the food product may be determined by sensing temperature or viscosity, and controlling the rate at which the liquefied gas flows into the mixture, i.e. dosing. This functionality may be achieved using one or more scoops, the position of which may be controlled by actuators. The dosing may be controlled by a program that receives input from one or more sensors, and the program may be responsive to input of the type or amount of ingredients being mixed. In addition, the dosing may be controlled by a human being through a user interface, e.g. by pushing a ‘dose’ button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Smitten Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Robyn Sue Fisher, Whitfield Janes Fowler, Zachary Stephen Radding, Brandon Clyde Onstott
  • Patent number: 10306829
    Abstract: A ground height gauge assembly is provided. The ground height gauge assembly includes a shaft configured to be rotatably coupled to the header. The ground height gauge assembly includes a first arm coupled to the shaft and configured to simultaneously rotate with the shaft, the first arm defining a first length. The ground height gauge assembly includes a second arm pivotally coupled to the shaft and defining a second length, the second arm configured to be mounted in a first position and a second position. The second length of the second arm is dimensioned greater than the first length of the first arm. In the first position the second arm is configured to rotate independently of the first arm. In the second position the second arm is configured to be coupled to the first arm such that rotation of the first arm simultaneously rotates the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Fay, II, Terry S. Moyer, Zachary Stephens
  • Publication number: 20180228080
    Abstract: A ground height gauge assembly is provided. The ground height gauge assembly includes a shaft configured to be rotatably coupled to the header. The ground height gauge assembly includes a first arm coupled to the shaft and configured to simultaneously rotate with the shaft, the first arm defining a first length. The ground height gauge assembly includes a second arm pivotally coupled to the shaft and defining a second length, the second arm configured to be mounted in a first position and a second position. The second length of the second arm is dimensioned greater than the first length of the first arm. In the first position the second arm is configured to rotate independently of the first arm. In the second position the second arm is configured to be coupled to the first arm such that rotation of the first arm simultaneously rotates the second arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: CNH Industrial America, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Fay, II, Terry S. Moyer, Zachary Stephens
  • Publication number: 20170360059
    Abstract: Systems and methods of producing a frozen food product include mixing ingredients with a liquefied gas, e.g. liquid nitrogen. The texture and quality of the food product may be determined by sensing temperature or viscosity, and controlling the rate at which the liquefied gas flows into the mixture, i.e. dosing. This functionality may be achieved using one or more scoops, the position of which may be controlled by actuators. The dosing may be controlled by a program that receives input from one or more sensors, and the program may be responsive to input of the type or amount of ingredients being mixed. In addition, the dosing may be controlled by a human being through a user interface, e.g. by pushing a ‘dose’ button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robyn Sue Fisher, Whitfield Janes Fowler, Zachary Stephen Radding, Brandon Clyde Onstott
  • Patent number: 9784730
    Abstract: Nanoparticle having a crosslinked chitosan-polyethylene oxide oligomer copolymer coating to which O6-benzylguanine is covalently coupled, compositions that include the nanoparticle, and methods for using the nanoparticle to treat brain cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Miqin Zhang, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Forrest Kievit, John R. Silber, Zachary Stephen, Omid Veiseh
  • Publication number: 20170128054
    Abstract: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. The arming member is moveably mounted to the housing proximal of the respective stylet and cannula hubs, and configured for manually-actuated movement from a relaxed, extended position to a loaded, compressed position to define a compressive arming stroke. The biopsy device also includes an arming member biasing spring that restores the arming member from the compressed position to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala, David Sauvageau, Donna Schulz Torres
  • Patent number: 9585639
    Abstract: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. The arming member is moveably mounted to the housing proximal of the respective stylet and cannula hubs, and configured for manually-actuated movement from a relaxed, extended position to a loaded, compressed position to define a compressive arming stroke. The biopsy device also includes an arming member biasing spring that restores the arming member from the compressed position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala, David Sauvageau, Donna Schulz Torres
  • Patent number: 9508328
    Abstract: A digital sound effect apparatus including a force sensing resistor, a processor, and a digital potentiometer. The digital sound effect apparatus may also include one or more inputs and/or interfaces, one or more power sources, and one or more power switches. The force sensing resistor outputs a voltage according to a user's variable force or other input. The processor generates a signal according to a function or look-up table with the voltage as an input. The digital potentiometer outputs a resistance or other electronic characteristic to generate a sound effect according to the user's variable force. The function or look-up table may be changed or modified via the one or more inputs and/or interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Zachary Stephen Wakefield
  • Publication number: 20160127466
    Abstract: An automated content extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) system extracts content from a source content system, transforms the content, loads the transformed content into a specific target system, and then allows a content consumer to search, request, and receive content data without communicating with the source content system. The system may retrieve content data of any type from one or more content delivery management (CMS) repositories using CMS connectors. The system then may extract content from the retrieved content items and may provide the extracted content items to a search platform for indexing. The system may extract the one or more content assets and store the extracted assets into a content delivery network (CDN), for example without communicating or accessing any of the CMS repositories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Johannes Albrecht, Christopher Hayden Baran, Sean Edward Boulter, Zachary Stephen Bussinger, Shawn Scott Cornelius, Ernest R. D'Amato, III, Michael Richard Stack
  • Publication number: 20150148704
    Abstract: A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. The arming member is moveably mounted to the housing proximal of the respective stylet and cannula hubs, and configured for manually-actuated movement from a relaxed, extended position to a loaded, compressed position to define a compressive arming stroke. The biopsy device also includes an arming member biasing spring that restores the arming member from the compressed position to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala, David Sauvageau, Donna Schulz Torres
  • Patent number: D746457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, Brett Haarala
  • Patent number: D844784
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Stephen Swick, David Sauvageau, Rosario Friedman, Brett Haarala
  • Patent number: D897795
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Zachary Stephens