Patents by Inventor Andrew Barnes

Andrew Barnes 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: 10884021
    Abstract: A verification gauge of this disclosure provides fit-to-pass inspection and visual gauge inspection that may be performed in the field to verify whether an s-type pitot tube falls within predetermined tolerances prior to its use. Verification only requires the gauge. No bench-type vise to hold the tube, no known flat plane (beyond any provided by the block), no protractor, and no accompanying spreadsheet calculations are required. In some embodiments, the verification gauge includes a square or rectangular block that includes four measurement stations or positions that correspond, respectively, to four different tolerances, two relating to face-plane openings and two relating to leg alignments. By positioning the tube within a station, fit-to-pass or visual gage inspection of face-plane openings and leg alignments may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Air Hygiene International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew McMahan, Sean Barnes, Tom Graham, Jake Fahlenkamp, Chad Smith
  • Publication number: 20200403361
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a docking cradle assembly for holding a computing device as disclosed herein. The docking cradle assembly comprises a cradle housing; a cover including an opening; and a connector assembly supported by the cover and having a connector positioned within the opening, the connector being rotatable between a first position, a second position substantially perpendicular to the first position, and a subset of positions each between the first and second positions and angularly displaced from the first position, wherein the cover is mountable to a first mounting surface and a second mounting surface angularly displaced from the first mounting surface by rotating the connector to a position suitable for the selected mounting surface in which the connector is inaccessible after the cover is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshimi YAMAMOTO, Andrew BARNES, David E. DIAZ
  • Publication number: 20200341510
    Abstract: A docking cradle for a handheld computing device, such as a handheld controller, remote control, tablet computer, smartphone or other electronic device. The docking cradle is configured to be mountable to a horizontal mounting surface (e.g., a table or other horizontal surface), or a vertical mounting surface (e.g., a seatback or wall), while in either mounting orientation, the docking cradle holds the computing device in substantially the same orientation for convenient use and access by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Barnes
  • Patent number: 10814796
    Abstract: A quick release assembly for use in mounting a display system to a fixture. The system includes an attachment assembly on a back side of the display system that receives pins from a mounting bracket into openings of lock modules that include a latch that holds at least one pin in place. The latch is held in the lock position by spring bias. An actuator wire made of a shape memory alloy contracts when an electrical current is applied. The contraction of the wire overcomes the spring bias to move the latch from the lock position to an unlocked position to allow the display system to be removed from the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, Steven Vazquez, David Diaz
  • Patent number: 10754545
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a transportation vehicle are provided. A seat device of the vehicle includes a processor executing instructions out of a memory and a display device for displaying content of a media file of an entertainment system. The display device includes a first segment to display content of the media file, and a second segment with a capacitive layer. The second layer includes an auxiliary control segment with input icons to control media file presentation without displaying any control icons within the first segment while the content is being played, and/or an auxiliary display segment separate from the first segment to display messages without interrupting media file presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Diaz, Steven Vazquez, Andrew Barnes
  • Publication number: 20200236049
    Abstract: An approach is provided that selects a geographic location to which transmission of a data packet is disallowed. The approach identifies disallowed network devices that reside in the selected geographic location and builds a routing path through a public computer network through an allowed set of network devices with the allowed set of network devices not including any of the disallowed network devices. The approach then transmits the data packet from a transmitting network device to a receiving network device using the routing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, John Delaney, Alexander J. Harvilchuck, Kenneth Weber, Clea Zolotow
  • Patent number: 10721166
    Abstract: An approach is provided that selects a geographic location to which transmission of a data packet is disallowed. The approach identifies disallowed network devices that reside in the selected geographic location and builds a routing path through a public computer network through an allowed set of network devices with the allowed set of network devices does including any of the disallowed network devices. The approach then transmits the data packet from a transmitting network device to a receiving network device using the routing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, John Delaney, Alexander J. Harvilchuck, Kenneth Weber, Clea Zolotow
  • Publication number: 20200225500
    Abstract: A stackable beam module assembly and system for combining laser beams by recursive coupling of one or more beam modules whereby successive converging and diverging lenses having optical properties and an orientation in central beam channels and peripheral beam channels to direct the peripheral beams in a direction parallel to the central beams to thereby propagate a resultant beam having an increased power output directly correlated to the sum of the combined laser beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Barnes
  • Patent number: 10707632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a docking cradle assembly for holding a computing device as disclosed herein. The docking cradle assembly comprises a cradle housing; a cover including an opening; and a connector assembly supported by the cover and having a connector positioned within the opening, the connector being rotatable between a first position, a second position substantially perpendicular to the first position, and a subset of positions each between the first and second positions and angularly displaced from the first position, wherein the cover is mountable to a first mounting surface and a second mounting surface angularly displaced from the first mounting surface by rotating the connector to a position suitable for the selected mounting surface in which the connector is inaccessible after the cover is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimi Yamamoto, Andrew Barnes, David E. Diaz
  • Publication number: 20200169837
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining location data of a client computer device in reference to a geofence, the client computer device being associated to a certain user, the geofence being associated to a certain enterprise venue; in response to a breach of the geofence by the client computer device, initiating a process to obtain user associated data of the certain user; providing, while the client computer device is located within the geofence, one to more output observable by the certain user in dependence on data of the user associated data obtained by the initiated process; and in response to an exiting of the geofence by the client computer device terminating the process to obtain user associated data of the certain user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Mickey IQBAL, Clea A. ZOLOTOW, John V. DELANEY, Andrew BARNES, Julian KOPP
  • Publication number: 20200168070
    Abstract: A method and system for issuing medical alerts that includes receiving permission from a user to register the user with a medical alert system. With permission from the user, registering includes setting a medical history for a baseline of the user, and linking the system with a wearable device including a light source for signaling changes in the users medical condition. The method also includes linking a monitoring device to the medical alert system; and measuring changes in the health status of the user with the monitoring device. In some embodiments, the method further includes determining with a cognitive risk evaluating engine of the medical alert system a level of medical alert provided by a setting of the light source that corresponds the users health. The method can further include illuminating the light source at the level of the medical alert designed by the cognitive risk evaluating engine for signaling the changes in the users medical condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, Andrew Barnes
  • Publication number: 20200139898
    Abstract: A quick release assembly for use in mounting a display system to a fixture. The system includes an attachment assembly on a back side of the display system that receives pins from a mounting bracket into openings of lock modules that include a latch that holds at least one pin in place. The latch is held in the lock position by spring bias. An actuator wire made of a shape memory alloy contracts when an electrical current is applied. The contraction of the wire overcomes the spring bias to move the latch from the lock position to an unlocked position to allow the display system to be removed from the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, Steven Vazquez, David Diaz
  • Publication number: 20200097169
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a transportation vehicle are provided. A seat device of the vehicle includes a processor executing instructions out of a memory and a display device for displaying content of a media file of an entertainment system. The display device includes a first segment to display content of the media file, and a second segment with a capacitive layer. The second layer includes an auxiliary control segment with input icons to control media file presentation without displaying any control icons within the first segment while the content is being played, and/or an auxiliary display segment separate from the first segment to display messages without interrupting media file presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Diaz, Steven Vazquez, Andrew Barnes
  • Patent number: 10585455
    Abstract: A docking cradle for a handheld computing device, such as a handheld controller, remote control, tablet computer, smartphone or other electronic device. The docking cradle is configured to be mountable to a horizontal mounting surface (e.g., a table or other horizontal surface), or a vertical mounting surface (e.g., a seatback or wall), while in either mounting orientation, the docking cradle holds the computing device in substantially the same orientation for convenient use and access by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Barnes
  • Patent number: 10569718
    Abstract: A quick release assembly for use in mounting a display system to a fixture. The system includes an attachment assembly on a back side of the display system that receives pins from a mounting bracket into openings of lock modules that include a latch that holds at least one pin in place. The latch is held in the lock position by spring bias. An actuator wire made of a shape memory alloy contracts when an electrical current is applied. The contraction of the wire overcomes the spring bias to move the latch from the lock position to an unlocked position to allow the display system to be removed from the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, Steven Vazquez, David Diaz
  • Patent number: 10567906
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining location data of a client computer device in reference to a geofence, the client computer device being associated to a certain user, the geofence being associated to a certain enterprise venue; in response to a breach of the geofence by the client computer device, initiating a process to obtain user associated data of the certain user; providing, while the client computer device is located within the geofence, one to more output observable by the certain user in dependence on data of the user associated data obtained by the initiated process; and in response to an exiting of the geofence by the client computer device terminating the process to obtain user associated data of the certain user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mickey Iqbal, Clea A. Zolotow, John V. Delaney, Andrew Barnes, Julian Kopp
  • Publication number: 20200005291
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus including communication circuitry configured to receive data indicative of a user and data indicative of an instruction associated with the user, and control circuitry configured to determine whether the received data indicative of the user and data indicative of the instruction associated with the user have been generated in the absence of an explicit command from the user using previously obtained data indicative of the user and data indicative of an instruction associated with the user, to determine whether the received data indicative of the user and data indicative of the instruction associated with the user include a predetermined characteristic, to execute processing to reject the instruction associated with the user as indicated by the received data, and to execute processing to accept the instruction associated with the user as indicated by the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Liam SPENCE, Gareth James TUPPER, Jason ROSEAMAN, Vasanthan ANANDASINGAM, Martin HARGREAVES, Andrew BARNES
  • Patent number: 10509216
    Abstract: A specimen processing system is capable of processing specimens carried on slides. The specimen processing system can sequentially deliver slides and opposables to specimen processing stations. The specimen processing stations can use the opposables to apply a series of liquids to the specimens. The applied liquid can be moved along the slide using capillary action while the specimen processing stations control the processing temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Kram, Sacha Dopheide, Jessica Wifall, Kevin Marshall, Simon Spence, Andrew Watkins, Austin Ashby, Bryan Barnes, Henning Groll, Lizhen Pang, Patrick Brown, Mirek Holubec, Matthew Ketterer, Kevin Talucci, Benjamin James
  • Publication number: 20190359679
    Abstract: The specification describes an antibody capture process comprising (i) obtaining a biological sample comprising antibodies, (ii) contacting the biological sample with recombinant pIgR or a dIgA-binding variant, wherein the pIgR or variant binds dIgA and forms a pIgR-dIgA complex. The process may further comprise (iii) directly or indirectly assessing the level of the pIgR-dIgA complex or the level of a complex between pIgR-dIgA and an antigen of interest. There is also an antibody capture process for determining gut wall integrity in a test subject, wherein the level or ratio of SIgA to dIgA is compared to a corresponding level or ratio from a control subject. The specification provides kits embodying the process and recombinant pIgR when used for, or for use, in capturing or detecting dIgA and/or IgM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: The MacFarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Ltd
    Inventors: David Andrew Anderson, Mary Louise Garcia, Nadine Carmel Barnes, Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah, Alan Lee Landay
  • Patent number: 10433262
    Abstract: A density-optimized short-range wireless communications antenna system has a first radiating element, a second radiating element, and a radio frequency transmitter that generates a radio frequency signal. A power divider has an input port connected to the radio frequency transmitter, a first output port, and a second output port connected to the second radiating element, and a signal power of the radio frequency signal is split between the first output port the second output port. A phase shifter is connected to the first output port of the power divider and to the first radiating element, with a phase of the first split radio frequency signal being shifted by a prescribed degree relative to the second split radio frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, Sunil Solanki