Patents by Inventor Alan Lewis

Alan Lewis 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: 11959410
    Abstract: A method includes determining that at least one diesel emissions fluid (DEF) doser of an exhaust aftertreatment system is likely frozen based on at least one of an ambient air temperature or a DEF source temperature; operating an engine in a cylinder cutout mode in response to the determination that the at least one DEF doser is likely frozen; and, discontinuing the cylinder cutout mode in response to determining that the at least one DEF doser is in a predefined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Ankit Raghunath Lad, Joshua Alan Lantz, Vaibhav J. Lawand, Nicholas R. Lewis, Ian W. McGiffen, Arulkumaran Muthukumarasamy
  • Publication number: 20230399709
    Abstract: A cane shredder input is optimized for any given load condition comprising a feeder upstream of the shredder to controllably deliver cane downstream from the feeder in order to reduce shredder drive load fluctuations. A “kicker” (26) with curved end knives gives full coverage across the width of the cane carrier, and is driven clockwise at about 175 rpm. A magnetic shredder and milling tandem protector pulls metal out of the cane above a backward inclined chute (27). The chute has a viewing window (28) and a cane height sensor (29). The backward directed chute aids in cane striking its front wall (30) and the working face of the chute height control device. A tooth feeder shredder rotor (31) is located in a shredder housing (32). The shredder housing (32) is a convolute in configuration. Sitting directly atop the shredder housing (32) is a tooth feeder (33), in this case having tooth feeder wheels (34) and (35).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventor: Alan Lewis Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 11842355
    Abstract: Some embodiments may provide a method and a system for receiving, from a first user, a first evaluation indication with respect to a first publication, and in response to receiving the first evaluation indication, automatically initiating a secondary evaluation process comprising automatically selecting a set of publications including at least a second publication, presenting a first user interface affordance to elicit a selection indication indicating a publication from among the set of publications, receiving a selection indication indicating the second publication, and in response to receiving the selection indication, presenting a second user interface affordance to elicit a second evaluation indication with respect to the second publication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Alan Lewis, Rolf Skyberg
  • Publication number: 20230352426
    Abstract: Various embodiments include integrated approaches to detecting attempts to breach system-level or chip-level security using photo-generated currents induced by lasers or other radiation sources. Various embodiments integrate photo-detection circuits with a secure processor or other circuit in such a manner that the response to a security attack is fast enough to prevent loss of secure or private information are described. Various embodiments include circuits capable of providing a permanent record of photocurrent detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Alan LEWIS, Zhengming FU, Nan CHEN, Adam Cezary POLAK, Laura FUENTES, Gregory BULLARD, Mark TODOROVICH
  • Publication number: 20230339690
    Abstract: A slotted conveyor floor 16 in milling tandem, slots 34 extend across the direction of liquid flow shown by arrow 35 which is against the flow of fibre. The slots are cut through the material of floor 16 on the vertical as depicted by centre-line 35 taken relative to the inclination of floor 16. Thus the centre-line corresponds to gravity feed for the liquid. Rather than being directly across the floor 16, the slots are inclined in the direction of flow. The fibre is in the opposite flow relation to the liquid, in this example, the slots are across the line of the fibre and are about 6 mm wide and 180 mm long with about 60 mm spacing. Adjacent lines of slots are set interdigital in the direction of travel. This arrangement minimises fibre being trapped in the slots as the fibre is being carried by the rakes up the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventor: Alan Lewis Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 11769740
    Abstract: Various embodiments include integrated approaches to detecting attempts to breach system-level or chip-level security using photo-generated currents induced by lasers or other radiation sources. Various embodiments integrate photo-detection circuits with a secure processor or other circuit in such a manner that the response to a security attack is fast enough to prevent loss of secure or private information are described. Various embodiments include circuits capable of providing a permanent record of photocurrent detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Lewis, Zhengming Fu, Nan Chen, Adam Polak, Laura Fuentes, Gregory Bullard, Mark Todorovich
  • Publication number: 20230249193
    Abstract: A maceration conveyor assembly feeding into a first mill of a milling tandem, where output from the mill is delivered onto another conveyor and carried to the next mill in the tandem. Low pol maceration liquid is returned to the conveyor via return lines to respective distribution weirs. Weirs include overflows which extend across the conveyor. The conveyor assembly includes an inlet end and an outlet end all supported on a supporting framework so that the assembly is inclined from the inlet end to the outlet end. The frame supports respective side walls of a conveyor trough between which travels an endless plate conveyor. The endless plate conveyor comprises interconnected perforated plates adapted to pivot relative to each other in chain like fashion so that the endless plate conveyor effectively functions as a belt conveyor having rigid plates interconnected in pivotal fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventor: Alan Lewis Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 11718824
    Abstract: An aqueous cell culture medium composition includes an aqueous cell culture solution configured to support the culture of mammalian cells. The composition further includes a synthetic polymer conjugated to a polypeptide dissolved in the aqueous cell culture solution. The synthetic polymer conjugated to a polypeptide is configured to attach to the surface of a cell culture article under cell culture conditions. Incubation of the aqueous cell culture medium composition on a cell culture surface under cell culture conditions results is attachment to the surface of the synthetic polymer conjugated to the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Caracci, David Henry, Jessica Jo Kelley, Mark Alan Lewis, Yue Zhou
  • Patent number: 11618035
    Abstract: In a maceration conveyor assembly (10) a juice deflector (50) deflects juice around a return run of a conveyor into a trough (51). Preferably the juice deflector and trough are configured as opposed axially extending V-shaped stainless steel plates. The assembly (10) feeds into a first mill (11) of a milling tandem, and output from the mill (11) is delivered onto another conveyor and carried to the next mill in the tandem. Low pol maceration liquid is returned to the conveyor via return lines to respective distribution weirs (16) and (17). The conveyor assembly (10) includes an inlet end (20) and an outlet end (21) all supported on a supporting framework (22) so that the assembly is inclined from the inlet end (20) to the outlet end (22). An endless plate conveyor (25) comprises interconnected perforated plates (26) adapted to pivot relative to each other in chain like fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Alan Lewis Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 11505499
    Abstract: Green ceramic mixtures include at least one inorganic component, at least one organic binder, and a stable emulsion including at least one lubricant, at least one aqueous solvent, and at least one emulsifier. Methods for forming ceramic bodies include forming a green ceramic mixture including a stable emulsion and extruding the green ceramic mixture. The methods and green ceramic mixtures can be used to produce green and fired ceramic bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark Alan Lewis
  • Patent number: 11436616
    Abstract: Some embodiments may provide a method and a system for receiving, from a first user, a first evaluation indication with respect to a first publication, and in response to receiving the first evaluation indication, automatically initiating a secondary evaluation process comprising automatically selecting a set of publications including at least a second publication; presenting a first user interface affordance to elicit a selection indication indicating a publication from among the set of publications, receiving a selection indication indicating the second publication, and in response to receiving the selection indication, presenting a second user interface affordance to elicit a second evaluation indication with respect to the second publication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Alan Lewis, Rolf Skyberg
  • Publication number: 20220238460
    Abstract: Various embodiments include integrated approaches to detecting attempts to breach system-level or chip-level security using photo-generated currents induced by lasers or other radiation sources. Various embodiments integrate photo-detection circuits with a secure processor or other circuit in such a manner that the response to a security attack is fast enough to prevent loss of secure or private information are described. Various embodiments include circuits capable of providing a permanent record of photocurrent detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Alan LEWIS, Zhengming FU, Nan CHEN, Adam POLAK, Laura FUENTES, Gregory BULLARD, Mark TODOROVICH
  • Publication number: 20220055949
    Abstract: Green ceramic batch mixtures include: at least one inorganic batch component, preferably cordierite; at least one binder, preferably polyisoprene, poly(vinyl formal), poly(vinyl methyl ether), polybutadiene carboxy terminated; and an inverse emulsion having a continuous phase, an aqueous dispersed phase, and at least one emulsifier, preferably at least one functionalized silicone compound having at least one functional group chosen from a hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group, hydroxyl-terminated ethylene oxide groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Alan Lewis
  • Publication number: 20220033309
    Abstract: Green ceramic mixture for extruding into an extruded green body includes one or more inorganic components selected from the group consisting of ceramic ingredients, inorganic ceramic-forming ingredients, and combinations thereof, at least one mineral oil, and from about 0.01 wt % to about 0.45 wt % of an antioxidant based on a total weight of the inorganic component(s), by super addition. The mineral oil has a kinematic viscosity of ?about 1.9 cSt at 100° C. The at least one antioxidant may have a degradation-rate peak temperature that is greater than the degradation-rate peak temperature of the at least one mineral oil. In some embodiments, the at least one mineral oil includes greater than about 20 wt % alkanes with greater than 20 carbons, based on a total weight of the at least one mineral oil. Methods of making an unfired extruded body using the batch mixture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Castilone, Cecilia Sarah Flynn, Mark Alan Lewis, William Joseph Murray, Manivannan Ravichandran, Rachel Marie Shaver, Molly Kyser Walton
  • Publication number: 20210354071
    Abstract: Filtration articles herein exhibit excellent filtration efficiency and pressure drop before and after water durability testing. The articles comprise: a honeycomb filter body; inorganic deposits disposed within the honeycomb filter body at a loading of less than or equal to 20 grams of the inorganic deposits per liter of the honeycomb filter body. The inorganic deposits are comprised of refractory inorganic nanoparticles bound by a high temperature binder comprising one or more inorganic components. At least a portion of the inorganic deposits form a porous inorganic network over portions of inlet walls of the honeycomb filter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: William Peter ADDIEGO, Xiaoran FANG, Thomas Jean GLASSON, Roychelle Sheneen INGRAM-OGUNWUMI, Mark Alan LEWIS, Cai LIU, Dale Robert POWERS, Todd Parrish ST CLAIR, Jianguo WANG, Huiqing WU, Xinfeng XING, Danhong ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20210354929
    Abstract: Carriers are disclosed for supporting a plurality of agricultural cores on a plurality of core supports for coating by a flexible film. The plurality of core supports may include a pedestal for supporting a respective agricultural core and a core periphery region having a plurality of bridge elements which couple the pedestal to the connecting structure between the plurality of core supports. The carriers may include a vacuum system that independently communicates a partial vacuum to an aperture in each respective pedestal and a plurality of apertures in the core periphery region of a respective core support between the bridge elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: E. I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: SCOTT A ADLER, MARIOS AVGOUSTI, ROBERT RAY BURCH, RAJEEV L GOROWARA, ROBERT ALAN LEWIS, CHARLES A SAMPLE, LARRY D WIERSCHKE, JIHUA ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11145608
    Abstract: Various embodiments include integrated approaches to detecting attempts to breach system-level or chip-level security using photo-generated currents induced by lasers or other radiation sources. Various embodiments integrate photo-detection circuits with a secure processor or other circuit in such a manner that the response to a security attack is fast enough to prevent loss of secure or private information are described. Various embodiments include circuits capable of providing a permanent record of photocurrent detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Lewis, Zhengming Fu, Nan Chen, Adam Polak, Laura Fuentes, Gregory Bullard, Mark Todorovich
  • Publication number: 20210284957
    Abstract: An aqueous cell culture medium composition includes an aqueous cell culture solution configured to support the culture of mammalian cells. The composition further includes a synthetic polymer conjugated to a polypeptide dissolved in the aqueous cell culture solution. The synthetic polymer conjugated to a polypeptide is configured to attach to the surface of a cell culture article under cell culture conditions. Incubation of the aqueous cell culture medium composition on a cell culture surface under cell culture conditions results is attachment to the surface of the synthetic polymer conjugated to the polypeptide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Caracci, David Henry, Jessica Jo Kelley, Mark Alan Lewis, Yue Zhou
  • Patent number: 11113739
    Abstract: Examples of a method and system for collaborative and private sessions are provided. In some aspects a collaborative shopping session including a first user and one or more other users is established. The establishing of the session including displaying a common interface for the collaborative shopping session at respective computer systems of the first user and each of the one or more other users. A side session is initiated for a second user, the side session having a different interface in which activity within the side session by the second user is not shared with the first user or the one or more other users of the collaborative shopping session. A determination, based on one or more merge criterion, of whether to merge the side session with the collaborative session is made; and the side session is merged with the collaborative session based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Helen M. Gould, Edward O'Neill Garcia, Ryan Melcher, Diego Lagunas, Alvaro Bolivar, Jennifer T. Anderson, Karenina Susilo, Ryan Spoon, Alan Lewis
  • Patent number: 11066150
    Abstract: A propeller oil control system for a turboprop engine of an aircraft includes an engine control unit and a propeller oil controller. The engine control unit is operable to determine a flight phase of the aircraft and is configured to supply control commands. The propeller oil controller is coupled to receive a supply of oil and to discharge the oil at a discharge oil pressure. The propeller oil controller includes an electrohydraulic servo valve that receives the control commands moves to a plurality of positions between a first position and a mid-position, and a plurality of positions between the mid-position and a second position. The engine control unit only commands the electrohydraulic servo valve to move out of the first position when the engine control unit determines the aircraft is conducting a take-off roll or the aircraft is in flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Paul W. Futa, Jr., Sammuel Tillich, Steven Alan Lewis, Christopher Douglas Eick, Donald Striker, Michael Albert McPherson