Patents by Inventor Andrew Pierce

Andrew Pierce 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: 10766719
    Abstract: An unloading system for use in a storage structure having a sidewall that contains granular stored material. A reclaiming portion is spaced from the sidewall and has a floor portion that extends from a discharge opening toward the sidewall. The floor portion of the reclaiming portion is supported above the floor of the storage structure. The reclaiming portion may move with respect to the sidewall and is isolated from movement with respect to the sidewall of the storage structure. Seals between the reclaiming portion and the sidewall prevent the stored material from bypassing the reclaiming portion so that any discharge of the stored material occurs through the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Laidig Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ryan Genovese, Andrew Pierce Sarell, Thomas Walter Lindenman, Alan D. Amick
  • Publication number: 20200247622
    Abstract: An unloading system for use in a storage structure having a sidewall that contains granular stored material. A reclaiming portion is spaced from the sidewall and has a floor portion that extends from a discharge opening toward the sidewall. The floor portion of the reclaiming portion is supported above the floor of the storage structure. The reclaiming portion may move with respect to the sidewall and is isolated from movement with respect to the sidewall of the storage structure. Seals between the reclaiming portion and the sidewall prevent the stored material from bypassing the reclaiming portion so that any discharge of the stored material occurs through the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Laidig Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ryan Genovese, Andrew Pierce Sarell, Thomas Walter Lindenman, Alan D. Amick
  • Patent number: 10726370
    Abstract: A method, in a computing device, of automatic contextual task presentation, includes: storing, in a memory of the computing device, a sequence of task instructions for presentation to an operator of the computing device via an output assembly connected to the mobile computing device; detecting, via an input assembly of the computing device, a task initiation event; responsive to detecting the task initiation event: controlling the output assembly to present a first task instruction from the sequence to the operator; obtaining orientation data corresponding to the operator from an inertial measurement unit associated with the computing device; based on the orientation data, tracking an accumulated operator orientation change since the detection of the task initiation event; and when the accumulated operator orientation change exceeds a threshold, controlling the output assembly to present a second task instruction from the sequence to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Bernacki, James S. L. Chen, Andrew Pierce, Matthew Adam Van Sickle
  • Patent number: 10645478
    Abstract: An earbud headphone includes a housing and an acoustic driver disposed within the housing between a front chamber and a rear chamber. The front chamber is defined between a front surface of the acoustic driver and a front wall of the housing, and the rear chamber is defined between a rear surface of the acoustic driver and a rear wall of the housing. The headphone further includes a sound guide tube configured to guide acoustic energy from the rear chamber to an ear canal of a user of the earbud headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Pierce
  • Publication number: 20200038409
    Abstract: A compound having the structure: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein X is N or CR, where R is hydrogen, deuterium, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), CN, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, CF3, or hydroxyl; A is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, —SO2—, —(C?O)NR0—, and —(CRaRb)q—, where R0 is H or C1-C4 alkyl, and Ra and Rb are independently hydrogen, deuterium, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heteroaryl, (C1-C6 alkyl)heteroaryl, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew FENSOME, Ariamala GOPALSAMY, Brian S. GERSTENBERGER, Ivan Viktorovich EFREMOV, Zhao-Kui WAN, Betsy PIERCE, Jean-Baptiste TELLIEZ, John I. TRUJILLO, Liying ZHANG, Li XING, Eddine SAIAH
  • Publication number: 20200021122
    Abstract: A docking station for a robotic lawnmower includes a base, an electrical connector above the base and positioned along a longitudinal axis of the docking station, and a central guide member positioned on the base and along the longitudinal axis. The central guide member includes a right lateral surface extending away from the longitudinal axis and toward the electrical connector from a first end portion proximate the longitudinal axis to a second end portion, and a left lateral surface extending away from the longitudinal axis and toward the electrical connector from a first end portion proximate the longitudinal axis to a second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Lydon, Insun Hong, Andrew String, Jeffrey Curtis, Travis Pierce
  • Patent number: 10463675
    Abstract: A compound having the structure: or an acceptable salt thereof, wherein X is N or CR, where R is hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; A is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, —SO2—, etc.; A? is selected from the group consisting of a bond, C?O, etc.; Z is —(CH2)h— or a bond, etc.; R1 and R1? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; R2 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, and amino; R4 is monocyclic or bicyclic, etc.; R5 is independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, etc.; h, j, k, m, n and q are integers as defined in the specification. Also provided are methods of treatment as Janus Kinase inhibitors and pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of the invention and combinations with other therapeutic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Fensome, Ariamala Gopalsamy, Brian S. Gerstenberger, Ivan Viktorovich Efremov, Zhao-Kui Wan, Betsy Pierce, Jean-Baptiste Telliez, John I. Trujillo, Liying Zhang, Li Xing, Eddine Saiah
  • Patent number: 10462560
    Abstract: A driver assembly comprises a housing structure, a magnet assembly within the housing structure, and opposing spring structures coupled to the housing structure at different vertical positions than one another. The magnet assembly comprises a permanent magnet, a plate structure underlying the permanent magnet, a voice coil circumscribing the permanent magnet and the plate structure, and a yoke structure at least partially surrounding the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the voice coil. The opposing spring structures are configured to impede horizontal movement of the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the yoke structure while permitting vertical movement thereof. A headphone and a method of forming a headphone are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SkullCandy, Inc.
    Inventors: John Timothy, Branden Sheffield, Randall J. Hull, Sam Noertker, Gregory R. Woolston, Andrew Pierce
  • Patent number: 10437672
    Abstract: A cluster receives a request to store an object using replication or erasure coding. The cluster writes the object using erasure coding. A manifest is written that includes an indication of erasure coding and a unique identifier for each segment. The cluster returns a unique identifier of the manifest. The cluster receives a request from a client that includes a unique identifier. The cluster determines whether the object has been stored using replication or erasure coding. If using erasure coding, the method reads a manifest. The method identifies segments within the cluster using unique segment identifiers of the manifest. Using these unique segment identifiers, the method reconstructs the object. A persistent storage area of another disk is scanned to find a unique identifier of a failed disk. If using erasure coding, a missing segment previously stored on the disk is identified. The method locates other segments. Missing segments are regenerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CARINGO INC.
    Inventors: Don Baker, Paul R.M. Carpentier, Andrew Klager, Aaron Pierce, Jonathan Ring, Russell Turpin, David Yoakley
  • Publication number: 20190225814
    Abstract: The present invention provides a homogeneous, sprayable liquid composition formulated for spraying onto a substrate to protectively cover at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the sprayable liquid composition comprising: (a) an aqueous polyurethane dispersion (PUD); (b) a pigment; (c) a surfactant; and (d) a silica compound, the sprayable liquid composition, once dry, forming a solid, uniform, peelable coating adhered to the substrate without use of a separate adhesive coating layer, the peelable coating having a greater scratch resistance, and the peelable coating having a greater fuel staining resistance compared to peelable, specialty rubber coatings. The peelable coating may also find use in or as automotive OEM delivery wraps, transportation coatings, ride-hailing advertisements; agricultural and mining equipment; in architectural coatings such as floor coatings, bath tub and shower protective peelable coatings; and in home and office furniture protective coverings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Pierce, Andrew Bradburn, Daniel W. Dezort, Andrew Birnie
  • Publication number: 20190225818
    Abstract: The present invention provides a homogeneous, sprayable liquid composition formulated for spraying onto a substrate to protectively cover at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the sprayable liquid composition comprising: (a) an aqueous polyurethane dispersion (PUD); (b) a pigment; (c) a surfactant; and (d) a silica compound, the sprayable liquid composition, once dry, forming a solid, uniform, peelable coating adhered to the substrate without use of a separate adhesive coating layer, the peelable coating having a greater scratch resistance, and the peelable coating having a greater fuel staining resistance compared to peelable, specialty rubber coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Pierce, Andrew Bradburn, Daniel W. Dezort
  • Publication number: 20190215603
    Abstract: A driver assembly comprises a housing structure, a magnet assembly within the housing structure, and opposing spring structures coupled to the housing structure at different vertical positions than one another. The magnet assembly comprises a permanent magnet, a plate structure underlying the permanent magnet, a voice coil circumscribing the permanent magnet and the plate structure, and a yoke structure at least partially surrounding the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the voice coil. The opposing spring structures are configured to impede horizontal movement of the permanent magnet, the plate structure, and the yoke structure while permitting vertical movement thereof. A headphone and a method of forming a headphone are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: John Timothy, Branden Sheffield, Randall J. Hull, Sam Noertker, Gregory R. Woolston, Andrew Pierce
  • Publication number: 20190182576
    Abstract: An earbud headphone includes a housing and an acoustic driver disposed within the housing between a front chamber and a rear chamber. The front chamber is defined between a front surface of the acoustic driver and a front wall of the housing, and the rear chamber is defined between a rear surface of the acoustic driver and a rear wall of the housing. The headphone further includes a sound guide tube configured to guide acoustic energy from the rear chamber to an ear canal of a user of the earbud headphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Pierce
  • Publication number: 20190138997
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for digitally presenting a human resource competitive model for an organization. A computer system identifies organizational data for the organization, including business metrics. The computer system determines a most similar group among a set of flexible comparison groups in each of a set of comparator categories by applying a set of comparison models to the organizational data. The computer system identifies a metrics distribution for the flexible comparison group based on benchmark metrics for a subset of benchmark organizations that has been grouped into the flexible comparison group. The computer system compares the business metrics for the organization to the metrics distribution for the flexible comparison group to determine a human resource competitive model for the organization across a set of business functions. The computer system digitally presents the human resource competitive model for the organization across the set of business functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James Haas, Kulsoom Abdullah, Manoj Oleti, Laura Maxwell, Marc Rind, Andrew Pierce
  • Patent number: 9918843
    Abstract: A knee replacement system including a first tibial baseplate, a second tibial baseplate, and an intercondylar bridge member. Each one of the first and second tibial baseplates includes a bone engaging surface and a bearing engaging surface opposite to the bone engaging surface. Each one of the first and second tibial baseplates also includes a first baseplate coupling portion and a second baseplate coupling portion. The first baseplate coupling portion is configured to couple with the intercondylar bridge member for coupling the second tibial baseplate to the first tibial baseplate. The second baseplate coupling portion is configured to couple an insert to the first and second tibial baseplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Pierce
  • Patent number: 9736569
    Abstract: Retention members for an in-ear headphone include a base portion and a substantially straight flexible finger extending from the base portion. Absent external forces, the flexible finger includes a substantially straight longitudinal axis and a back surface extending from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion and having a plurality of recesses along a length of the back surface. The flexible finger is configured to, during use, bend into a curved shape for disposition under a user's antihelix. In-ear headphones include a shell defining a volume housing an audio driver, a nozzle extending from the shell configured for at least partial insertion into an ear canal, and a flexible retention member coupled to the shell, the flexible finger including a substantially straight longitudinal axis, a back surface, and a concave front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Kelly, David George Vogt, Jr., Andrew Pierce
  • Patent number: 9668043
    Abstract: An elastomeric component for use with an earbud headphone and for positioning within an auditory canal of an ear includes a distal end configured for insertion within an external portion of the auditory canal and an at least substantially hollow stem region extending proximally from the distal end. The hollow stem may include at least one connection feature configured to interface with another component of an earbud headphone to removably retain the elastomeric component thereon. The elastomeric component may also include an outer portion extending proximally from the distal end and at least substantially surrounding at least a portion of the stem region. The outer portion may include an outer surface having an at least substantially circular cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular to a central axis of the elastomeric component. Earbud headphones may include such elastomeric components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Paschel, Andrew Pierce, Joshua B. Poulsen
  • Patent number: D780714
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Vogt, Jr., Peter M. Kelly, Andrew Pierce
  • Patent number: D808923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Kelly, Andrew Pierce, David G. Vogt, Jr.
  • Patent number: D812587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Kelly, Andrew Pierce, David G. Vogt, Jr.