Patents by Inventor Benjamin A. MORRIS

Benjamin A. MORRIS 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: 11969578
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for inter-app communications between software applications on a mobile communications device. In one aspect, a computer-readable medium on a mobile computing device comprising an inter-application communication data structure to facilitate transitioning and distributing data between software applications in a shared app group for an operating system of the mobile computing device includes a scheme field of the data structure providing a scheme id associated with a target software app to transition to from a source software app, wherein the scheme id is listed on a scheme list stored with the source software app; and a payload field of the data structure providing data and/or an identification where to access data in a shared file system accessible to the software applications in the shared app group, wherein the payload field is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Morris, Scott M. Belliveau, Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Francis William Pascual, Philip Mansiel Pellouchoud, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Anna Leigh Davis, Kevin Shoemaker, Brian Christopher Smith, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20240091442
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for inter-app communications between software applications on a mobile communications device. In one aspect, a computer-readable medium on a mobile computing device comprising an inter-application communication data structure to facilitate transitioning and distributing data between software applications in a shared app group for an operating system of the mobile computing device includes a scheme field of the data structure providing a scheme id associated with a target software app to transition to from a source software app, wherein the scheme id is listed on a scheme list stored with the source software app; and a payload field of the data structure providing data and/or an identification where to access data in a shared file system accessible to the software applications in the shared app group, wherein the payload field is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Gary A. MORRIS, Scott M. BELLIVEAU, Esteban CABRERA, JR., Anna Leigh DAVIS, Rian W. DRAEGER, Laura J. DUNN, Timothy Joseph GOLDSMITH, Hari HAMPAPURAM, Christopher Robert HANNEMANN, Apurv Ullas KAMATH, Katherine Yerre KOEHLER, Patrick Wile MCBRIDE, Michael Robert MENSINGER, Francis William PASCUAL, Philip Mansiel PELLOUCHOUD, Nicholas POLYTARIDIS, Philip Thomas PUPA, Kevin SHOEMAKER, Brian Christopher SMITH, Benjamin Elrod WEST, Atiim Joseph WILEY
  • Publication number: 20240082703
    Abstract: A handheld controller configured to be held by a user's hand. The handheld controller comprising a main body, and a handle extending from the main body, wherein the handle has a palm side and a finger side. A control button is positioned on the main body or handle, and a detection sensor is on the handle. The detection sensor is positioned to detect the presence of the finger or palm of a user's hand engaging the handle. The detection sensor can be a capacitive touch sensor, a proximity sensor or other detection sensor operative to detect the touch or spatial presence of the user's hand or fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin Elliott Tunberg Rogoza, Sharvil Shailesh Talati, James Stocker Webb, Yi-yaun Chen, Jason Andrew Higgins, Bradley Morris Johnson, Peter Wesley Bristol
  • Publication number: 20240071593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Anna Leigh DAVIS, Scott M. BELLIVEAU, Naresh C. BHAVARAJU, Leif N. BOWMAN, Rita M. CASTILLO, Alexandra Elena CONSTANTIN, Rian W. DRAEGER, Laura J. DUNN, Gary Brian GABLE, Arturo GARCIA, Thomas HALL, Hari HAMPAPURAM, Christopher Robert HANNEMANN, Anna Claire HARLEY-TROCHIMCZYK, Nathaniel David HEINTZMAN, Andrea Jean JACKSON, Lauren Hruby JEPSON, Apurv Ullas KAMATH, Katherine Yerre KOEHLER, Aditya Sagar MANDAPAKA, Samuel Jere MARSH, Gary A. MORRIS, Subrai Girish PAI, Andrew Attila PAL, Nicholas POLYTARIDIS, Philip Thomas PUPA, Eli REIHMAN, Ashley Anne RINDFLEISCH, Sofie Wells SCHUNK, Peter C. SIMPSON, Daniel S. SMITH, Stephen J. VANSLYKE, Matthew T. VOGEL, Tomas C. WALKER, Benjamin Elrod WEST, Atiim Joseph WILEY
  • Publication number: 20230408318
    Abstract: A fuel truck is used to deliver fuel to vehicles parked at one or more locations. While the fuel truck is servicing vehicles, a user of the fuel truck uses a mobile device to assist in the management of fuel delivery. Specifically, each vehicle being serviced has a tag that is a capable of being read by the mobile device. The tag communicates information that identifies the vehicle, and the mobile device communicates with a meter on the fuel truck to track how much fuel is delivered to the identified vehicle. The mobile device also controls the meter such that fuel is allowed to flow only when the mobile device is aware of which vehicle is receiving the fuel. Thus, over time, the mobile device is able to track accurately which vehicle is receiving fuel so that the amount of fuel delivered to each vehicle can be precisely determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: GMS Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Benjamin Morris
  • Publication number: 20230043809
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine is provided including a turbomachine having a compressor section, a combustion section, and a turbine section arranged in serial flow order; a rotor assembly driven by the turbomachine, the rotor assembly, the turbomachine, or both comprising a substantially annular duct relative to the centerline of the gas turbine engine, the annular duct defining a flowpath; a heat exchanger positioned within the annular duct and extending substantially continuously along the circumferential direction, the heat exchanger comprising a first material defining a heat exchange surface exposed to the flowpath, wherein the first material defines a heat exchange coefficient and wherein the heat exchange surface defines a surface area (A), and wherein the heat exchanger has an effective transmission loss (ETL) of between 5 decibels and 1 decibel for an operating condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Scott Alan Schimmels, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Daniel Lawrence Tweedt, Michael Simonetti, Michael Julian Castillo, Timothy Richard DePuy, Steven Benjamin Morris
  • Patent number: 11519770
    Abstract: A fuel truck is used to deliver fuel to vehicles parked at one or more locations. While the fuel truck is servicing vehicles, a user of the fuel truck uses a mobile device to assist in the management of fuel delivery. Specifically, each vehicle being serviced has a tag that is a capable of being read by the mobile device. The tag communicates information that identifies the vehicle, and the mobile device communicates with a meter on the fuel truck to track how much fuel is delivered to the identified vehicle. The mobile device also controls the meter such that fuel is allowed to flow only when the mobile device is aware of which vehicle is receiving the fuel. Thus, over time, the mobile device is able to track accurately which vehicle is receiving fuel so that the amount of fuel delivered to each vehicle can be precisely determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: GMS Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Larry Benjamin Morris
  • Publication number: 20220233089
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a medical device includes an instrument head that includes two or more electrodes and a medical device tool, an impedance bridge selectively coupled to the two or more electrodes, and a processor coupled to the impedance bridge. In various embodiments, a method for controlling medical device tools comprises recording, at one or more frequencies, two or more impedance measurements, wherein each impedance measurement is associated with two or more electrodes included in an instrument head of a medical device; and determining, based on the two or more impedance measurements, a tissue type map at a location associated with the instrument head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Les BOGDANOWICZ, Anthony APPLING, Donato M. CERES, Terry DAGLOW, Alexander GRYCUK, Benjamin MORRIS, Isaac RAIJMAN, Christen Andrew SPRINGS, Paul Richard VOITH
  • Patent number: 11397935
    Abstract: A system and method for wireless transactions provides a software development kit (SDK) that provides accessibility to inherent communication capabilities within a wireless communication device. The communication capabilities are normally not accessible to a software developer. However, the SDK provides an appropriate interface that permits a software developer to create application programs for a variety of transactions between the wireless communication device and a mobile network operator (MNO). In some transactions, the MNO may function as a financial service provider in which a user has an account with an associated monetary value. The SDK provides a simplified technique for executing a financial transaction, such as making a payment or transferring money by presenting easy-to-use menus that avoid the difficulty of memorizing transaction codes, user phone numbers, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hover Developer Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lewis Kutalek, Benjamin Morris Lyon, Michael Scott Benedict
  • Publication number: 20220198374
    Abstract: A system can implement a delivery service for a service region by monitoring, for each respective sub-region of the service region, supply conditions corresponding to transport providers available to deliver menu items from menu item suppliers to requesting users. When the supply conditions have dropped below the equilibrium threshold for a respective sub-region, the system can initiate a supply-constrained mode for the respective sub-region in which the system inputs each respective menu item request received, corresponding to a delivery location within the respective sub-region, into a queue, and dynamically determines a fulfillment probability for the respective menu item request. When the fulfillment probability of the respective menu item request exceeds a fulfillment threshold, the system can transmit the respective menu item request to a corresponding menu item supplier for preparation of a corresponding menu item and coordinate delivery of the corresponding menu item to the requesting user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bivins, Jason Wien, Daniel Wang, Benjamin Morris Dreier, Pierce Cunneen
  • Patent number: 11216770
    Abstract: A system can implement a delivery service for a service region by monitoring, for each respective sub-region of the service region, supply conditions corresponding to transport providers available to deliver menu items from menu item suppliers to requesting users. When the supply conditions have dropped below the equilibrium threshold for a respective sub-region, the system can initiate a supply-constrained mode for the respective sub-region in which the system inputs each respective menu item request received, corresponding to a delivery location within the respective sub-region, into a queue, and dynamically determines a fulfillment probability for the respective menu item request. When the fulfillment probability of the respective menu item request exceeds a fulfillment threshold, the system can transmit the respective menu item request to a corresponding menu item supplier for preparation of a corresponding menu item and coordinate delivery of the corresponding menu item to the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bivins, Jason Wien, Daniel Wang, Benjamin Morris Dreier, Pierce Cunneen
  • Publication number: 20210081880
    Abstract: A system can implement a delivery service for a service region by monitoring, for each respective sub-region of the service region, supply conditions corresponding to transport providers available to deliver menu items from menu item suppliers to requesting users. When the supply conditions have dropped below the equilibrium threshold for a respective sub-region, the system can initiate a supply-constrained mode for the respective sub-region in which the system inputs each respective menu item request received, corresponding to a delivery location within the respective sub-region, into a queue, and dynamically determines a fulfillment probability for the respective menu item request. When the fulfillment probability of the respective menu item request exceeds a fulfillment threshold, the system can transmit the respective menu item request to a corresponding menu item supplier for preparation of a corresponding menu item and coordinate delivery of the corresponding menu item to the requesting user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: David Bivins, Jason Wien, Daniel Wang, Benjamin Morris Dreier, Pierce Cunneen
  • Patent number: 10897844
    Abstract: Mower unit mountable to a traveling vehicle body and being configured to suppress generation of turbulence. The mower includes a mower deck, a plurality of blades, a rear vacuum plate that includes a plurality of arcuate portions and a convexly curved portion curved to extend into a triangular gap portion formed between two adjacent rotational locus circles. The convex curved portion bridges opposed ends of two adjacent arcuate portions at two inflection points (IP) of the rear vacuum plate. The triangular gap is defined by a distance (S) between the two inflection points (IP) and a top point (TP) located at a distance (L) from a reference straight line connecting center points of the two adjacent rotational locus circles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Morris, Phillip Smith
  • Patent number: 10687467
    Abstract: A grass mower includes a mower unit (8) provided on the traveling machine body (10), a grass container (4) provided on a rear portion of the traveling machine body (10) for storing cut grass from the mower unit (8), a rod lever unit (6) capable of undergoing displacement between a first operation position and a second operation position, and a swing mechanism (5) for swinging the grass container (4) between a cut grass storage position and a cut grass discharge position by utilizing operational displacement of the rod lever unit (6). The rod lever unit (6) includes a base rod (61) coupled to the swing mechanism (5), a grip rod (62) extending in a direction offset from an extending direction of the base rod (61), and a coupling portion (63) through which the base rod (61) and the grip rod (62) are coupled so as not to be capable of being rotated relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tada, Hironobu Nishihara, Taylor Clark, Fahmid Sharkar, Benjamin A. Morris
  • Publication number: 20200121986
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for athlete monitoring are described. The method may include receiving, at a gateway device, physiological measurement data from a sensor configured to transmit wireless signals according to a Bluetooth 5 protocol. The method may further include identifying a user associated with the received physiological measurement data based at least in part on an identity of the sensor and storing at least the received physiological measurement data. In some cases, the method may include receiving the physiological measurement data via one or more of a plurality of repeaters that are configured to transmit wireless signals according to the Bluetooth 5 protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Morris, Jonathan James Woodward, Stephen Roland Fellner, Nicholas Alistair Close
  • Publication number: 20190303912
    Abstract: A system and method for wireless transactions provides a software development kit (SDK) that provides accessibility to inherent communication capabilities within a wireless communication device. The communication capabilities are normally not accessible to a software developer. However, the SDK provides an appropriate interface that permits a software developer to create application programs for a variety of transactions between the wireless communication device and a mobile network operator (MNO). In some transactions, the MNO may function as a financial service provider in which a user has an account with an associated monetary value. The SDK provides a simplified technique for executing a financial transaction, such as making a payment or transferring money by presenting easy-to-use menus that avoid the difficulty of memorizing transaction codes, user phone numbers, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: David Lewis Kutalek, Benjamin Morris Lyon, Michael Scott Benedict
  • Patent number: 10306833
    Abstract: [Summary] A mower unit includes an idler pulley unit and a single belt routed around an output pulley of a drive source, the idler pulley unit and a plurality of blade pulleys. The idler pulley unit includes a first idler pulley, a second idler pulley and a tension idler pulley. A pulley height of the idler pulley unit is set higher than a pulley height of the blade pulleys, and a forward belt portion from the output pulley and a reverse belt portion to the output pulley extend to pass over and above the blade belt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phillip Smith, Benjamin A. Morris, Fahmid Sharkar, Eric Chang
  • Publication number: 20190132699
    Abstract: A network computing system estimates a provisioning level for a given time interval for one or more regions. The provisioning level determination may be based on an estimated number of order requests, and a number of available service providers in the given region that are available to provide transport in fulfilling the order requests. For individual requesters within the given region, the computer system selects a set of multiple suppliers for a respective supplier menu that is displayed on a mobile device of the requester. The selection of suppliers for individual requesters may be based at least in part on a current location of the requesters, and at least one of the estimated number of order requests or the estimated number of available service providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Oleksii Nikulkov, Chen Peng, Benjamin Morris Dreier, Xiao Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190130320
    Abstract: A network computer system operates to arrange transport for delivery orders in a given region, in accordance with a set of provisioning parameters, including a service value parameter, and at least one of a service batching parameter or a service range parameter. For an upcoming time interval, the network computer system determines a forecast for at least one of a number of service requests or a number of available service providers. A provisioning level determination may be made for the given region during the upcoming time interval, based at least in part on the forecast. The set of provisioning parameters may be adjusted to adjust the provisioning level to a desired target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur James Friend, V, Robert Zeller, Chen Peng, Benjamin Morris Dreier, Xiao Zhang, Joseph McCarthy
  • Patent number: RE50007
    Abstract: A system and a method that utilizes wet proppants when creating fracturing fluid by receiving wet fracturing sand at a surge tank, vibrating the wet fracturing sand located within the surge tank, liquefying the wet fracturing sand within the surge tank based on the vibration, and metering the liquefied wet fracturing sand from the surge tank to a blending tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Typhon Technology Solutions (U.S.), LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Morris, Adrian Benjamin Bodishbaugh, Michael Bateman, Neal Jensen