Patents by Inventor Brian A. Larson

Brian A. Larson 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: 20200240643
    Abstract: Pellet grills and associated methods of operation are disclosed. An example pellet grill includes a main body defining a cooking chamber. The main body includes a first end, a second end located opposite the first end, and an outer wall extending between the first and second ends. The main body has a lateral extent defined by the first and second ends. The example pellet grill further includes a hopper mounted to a rear portion of the outer wall of the main body. The hopper includes a fuel intake opening extending from a first location within the lateral extent of the main body to a second location outside of the lateral extent of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Donnelly, Ryan P. Lundberg, Ethan Albrecht, David A. Larson
  • Publication number: 20200237149
    Abstract: Pellet grills and associated methods of operation are disclosed. An example pellet grill includes a main body defining a cooking chamber. The example pellet grill further includes a burn pot located within the main body. The burn pot includes an upper end, a lower end located opposite the upper end, and a sidewall extending between the upper end and the lower end. The sidewall has an opening. The example pellet grill further includes an ignitor extending into the burn pot through the opening of the sidewall. The example pellet grill further includes an ignitor carrier removably coupled to the ignitor. The ignitor carrier extends away from the burn pot and is accessible from outside the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Donnelly, Ryan P. Lundberg, Ethan Albrecht, David Eckhardt, David A. Larson
  • Publication number: 20200237145
    Abstract: Pellet grills and associated methods of operation are disclosed. An example pellet grill includes a burn pot including an upper end having a first opening, a lower end located opposite the upper end and having a second opening, and a sidewall extending between the upper and lower ends. The example pellet grill further includes a fuel grate positioned within the burn pot between the upper and lower ends. The fuel grate is configured to support pellet fuel within the burn pot. The fuel grate includes a plurality of ash openings dimensioned to enable ash produced from combustion of the pellet fuel to pass downwardly through the fuel grate toward the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Donnelly, Ryan P. Lundberg, David A. Larson
  • Publication number: 20200237147
    Abstract: Pellet grills and associated methods of operation are disclosed. An example pellet grill includes a main body defining a cooking chamber. The main body includes a first opening extending through a bottom portion of an outer wall of the main body. The main body further including a grease channel formed along the bottom portion of the outer wall and extending to the first opening. The example pellet grill further includes a burn pot located within the main body. The burn pot includes a lower end having a second opening aligned with the first opening. The second opening is configured to enable pellet fuel ash to pass downwardly from the burn pot onto an ash slide positioned below the second opening. The example pellet grill further includes a waste collection drawer located below the main body. The waste collection drawer is movable relative to the main body between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian C. Donnelly, Ryan P. Lundberg, Ethan Albrecht, David A. Larson
  • Patent number: 10667824
    Abstract: A surgical clip applier and methods for applying surgical clips to a vessel, duct, shunt, etc., during a surgical procedure are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical clip applier is provided having a housing with a trigger movably coupled thereto and an elongate shaft extending therefrom with opposed jaws formed on a distal end thereof. The trigger is adapted to advance a clip to position the clip between the jaws, and to move the jaws from an open position to a closed position to crimp the clip positioned therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Dario Vitali, Nicholas G. Molitor, Thomas W. Huitema, Robert L. Koch, Brian D. Bertke, Kevin A. Larson, Richard P. Fuchs, Mark A. Davison
  • Publication number: 20200155048
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tuning biofluid sample pH to enable more accurate analyte concentration measurements with pH-sensitive biosensors. In the embodiments, biofluid samples react with a polymer buffering material during transfer to a sensing element. The reaction with the buffering material causes protonation or deprotonation of the sample based upon 1) the pH of the sample, and 2) the selected quantity and pKa of the functional groups in the buffering material. Controlling the H+ content of a biofluid sample has beneficial effects on the accuracy of the biosensor by reducing or eliminating signal changes due to redox moiety variability, thereby isolating signal changes reflecting analyte concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Eccrine Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob A Bertand, Brian Hanley, Mikel Larson, Gavi Begtrup
  • Patent number: 10655750
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for engaging a closure valve. The apparatus includes an extension shaft having a first end and a second end and a handle attached to the first end of the extension shaft. The apparatus also includes a handle attachment device attached to the second end of the extension shaft and adapted to fit over and around a rotatable knob of the closure valve. The handle attachment device includes a housing having a first non-pivoting catch and a second pivoting catch on an underside thereof that each extend radially inward toward a center of the housing such that each catch is configured to engage a lower surface of the rotatable knob when the housing is fit over and around the rotatable knob. A method is also provided for using the apparatus to engage a closure valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Larson
  • Patent number: 10657187
    Abstract: A system for real-time search, including: a set of partitions, each including a set of segments, each segment corresponding to a time slice of messages posted to the messaging platform, and a real-time search engine configured to receive a search term in parallel with other partitions in the set of partitions, and search at least one of the set of segments in reverse chronological order of the corresponding time slice to identify document identifiers of messages containing the search term; and a search fanout module configured to: receive a search query including the search term; send the search term to each of the set of partitions for parallel searching; and return, in response to the search query, at least one of the identified document identifiers of messages containing the search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Busch, Samuel Luckenbill, Brian Larson, Patrick J. Lok, Krishna Gade, Francesco G. Callari, Ugo Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10651015
    Abstract: A substrate support includes an inner portion arranged to support a substrate, an edge ring surrounding the inner portion, and a controller that calculates a desired pocket depth of the substrate support. Pocket depth corresponds to a distance between an upper surface of the edge ring and an upper surface of the substrate. Based on the desired pocket depth, the controller selectively controls an actuator to raise and lower at least one of the edge ring and the inner portion to adjust the distance between the upper surface of the edge ring and the upper surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ivelin Angelov, Cristian Siladie, Dean Larson, Brian Severson
  • Patent number: 10630466
    Abstract: A method implemented by computers includes exchanging a key between a first user and a second user. Ephemeral session keys are generated. The ephemeral session keys are generated by a first computer associated with the first user and a second computer associated with the second user. An encrypted key generation response is exchanged between the first computer and the second computer. A new session request is received. It is determined that there is a valid session state. It is confirmed that there is a valid user. It is determined that there is a valid session identification. Information between the first computer and the second computer is cryptographically exchanged in response to the valid session state, the valid user and the valid session identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hologram, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick F. Wilbur, Brian Lindemann, Erik Larson
  • Patent number: 10518472
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing device includes at least one liquefier assembly that receives filament material from at least one feedstock and extrudes the material in a flowable form. A thermal drying system removes water vapor and heats compressed air to a preselected temperature set point to form conditioned air. At least one enclosed filament path houses and guides the filament material from a supply to the at least one liquefier assembly. The enclosed filament path is exposed to the conditioned air from the thermal drying system so as to keep the filament material dry as it is fed to the at least one liquefier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Larson, Brian Sabart
  • Publication number: 20190370096
    Abstract: A method for distributed processing involves receiving a graph (G) of targets and of influencers, with each influencer related to at least one target, receiving an action graph of actions performed by one or more of the influencers, and key partitioning G across shards. The method further involves transposing the first graph (G) to obtain a first transposed graph (GT), valuing partitioning GT across the shards, storing the action graph on multiple shards, issuing, to a shard, a request specifying an influencer, to perform an intersection, receiving a response to the request of a set of influencers each of which is related to a target, and determining whether to send a recommendation to the target based on the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ajeet Grewal, Siva Gurumurthy, Venumadhav Satuluri, Pankaj Gupta, Brian Larson, Volodymyr Zhabuik, Aneesh Sharma, Ashish Goel
  • Publication number: 20190309595
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed as including a first material volume with at least a hardened portion and a second material volume that includes at least two layers. The first material volume is composed of at least a hardenable alloy of steel. The at least two layers is located adjacent to a first surface comprising the hardened portion of the first material volume. The at least two layers includes a first layer composed of at least a ductile low-carbon alloy of steel and a second layer composed of at least a cobalt-based hardfacing over the first layer. The apparatus is applicable in preparing shear ram blocks and shear ram blades to provide a hardened blade edge with an adjacent hardfacing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Hydril USA Distribution LLC
    Inventors: Jamie Clay Gamble, Eric Larson, Brian Baker, Daya Singh, Joseph Incavo, William Miller, Melissa Newbury, Mark Reinmuller
  • Patent number: 10412560
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile device. The mobile device may be located proximate a mobile terminal and controlled by the mobile terminal. The mobile device may include a processor and a memory. The memory may store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: determine a mode of operation of the mobile device, determine a thermal profile for the mode of operation of the mobile device, and implement a power profile to achieve the thermal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Eduardo Escamilla, James Utz, James M. Yoder, Tongyan Zhai, Baomin Liu, Meenakshi Gupta, Brian R Peil, Venkat R Gaurav, Drew G Damm, Andrew Larson, Ricky O Branner
  • Patent number: 10324776
    Abstract: A method for distributed processing involves receiving a graph (G) of targets and of influencers, with each influencer related to at least one target, receiving an action graph of actions performed by one or more of the influencers, and key partitioning G across shards. The method further involves transposing the first graph (G) to obtain a first transposed graph (GT), valuing partitioning GT across the shards, storing the action graph on multiple shards, issuing, to a shard, a request specifying an influencer, to perform an intersection, receiving a response to the request of a set of influencers each of which is related to a target, and determining whether to send a recommendation to the target based on the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajeet Grewal, Siva Gurumurthy, Venumadhav Satuluri, Pankaj Gupta, Brian Larson, Volodymyr Zhabuik, Aneesh Sharma, Ashish Goel
  • Patent number: 10313257
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for generating, sending, and receiving messages in a networked environment using autonomous (or semi-autonomous) agents. In one example of the disclosed technology, a method of controlling message flow in a computer network comprising a plurality of agents, agent data consumers, and an agent message bridge configured to send messages by receiving a set of messages, at least some of the messages including a message type, queuing the set of messages in a spooler that includes an indication of the respective message type for each of the messages, receive an indication that sending some of the messages queued in the spooler should be delayed for one or more indicated message types, and sending at least one of the messages to a selected one or more of the agent data consumers, the sent messages not being of the indicated message types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Tripwire, Inc.
    Inventors: Gwendolyn Meredith Hunt, Benjamin J. Jansen, Eric L. Delaney, Ryan Larson, Mitch Thomas, Brian McFeely
  • Publication number: 20180252331
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for engaging a closure valve. The apparatus includes an extension shaft having a first end and a second end and a handle attached to the first end of the extension shaft. The apparatus also includes a handle attachment device attached to the second end of the extension shaft and adapted to fit over and around a rotatable knob of the closure valve. The handle attachment device includes a housing having a first non-pivoting catch and a second pivoting catch on an underside thereof that each extend radially inward toward a center of the housing such that each catch is configured to engage a lower surface of the rotatable knob when the housing is fit over and around the rotatable knob. A method is also provided for using the apparatus to engage a closure valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Brian LARSON
  • Publication number: 20180121269
    Abstract: A method for distributed processing involves receiving a graph (G) of targets and of influencers, with each influencer related to at least one target, receiving an action graph of actions performed by one or more of the influencers, and key partitioning G across shards. The method further involves transposing the first graph (G) to obtain a first transposed graph (GT), valuing partitioning GT across the shards, storing the action graph on multiple shards, issuing, to a shard, a request specifying an influencer, to perform an intersection, receiving a response to the request of a set of influencers each of which is related to a target, and determining whether to send a recommendation to the target based on the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Ajeet Grewal, Siva Gurumurthy, Venumadhav Satuluri, Pankaj Gupta, Brian Larson, Volodymyr Zhabuik, Aneesh Sharma, Ashish Goel
  • Patent number: 9858130
    Abstract: A method for distributed processing involves receiving a graph (G) of targets and of influencers, with each influencer related to at least one target, receiving an action graph of actions performed by one or more of the influencers, and key partitioning G across shards. The method further involves transposing the first graph (G) to obtain a first transposed graph (GT), valuing partitioning GT across the shards, storing the action graph on multiple shards, issuing, to a shard, a request specifying an influencer, to perform an intersection, receiving a response to the request of a set of influencers each of which is related to a target, and determining whether to send a recommendation to the target based on the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajeet Grewal, Siva Gurumurthy, Venumadhav Satuluri, Pankaj Gupta, Brian Larson, Volodymyr Zhabuik, Aneesh Sharma, Ashish Goel
  • Publication number: 20150227624
    Abstract: A system for real-time search, including: a set of partitions, each including a set of segments, each segment corresponding to a time slice of messages posted to the messaging platform, and a real-time search engine configured to receive a search term in parallel with other partitions in the set of partitions, and search at least one of the set of segments in reverse chronological order of the corresponding time slice to identify document identifiers of messages containing the search term; and a search fanout module configured to: receive a search query including the search term; send the search term to each of the set of partitions for parallel searching; and return, in response to the search query, at least one of the identified document identifiers of messages containing the search term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Busch, Samuel Luckenbill, Brian A. Larson, Patrick J. Lok, Krishna Gade, Francesco G. Callari, Ugo Di Girolamo