Patents by Inventor Brian Donnelly

Brian Donnelly 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: 20180341274
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer implemented method includes obtaining data indicative of a location associated with a user to which an autonomous vehicle is to travel. The autonomous vehicle is to travel along a first vehicle route that leads to the location. The method includes obtaining traffic data associated with a geographic area that includes the location. The method includes determining an estimated traffic impact of the autonomous vehicle on the geographic area based at least in part on the traffic data. The method includes determining vehicle action(s) based at least in part on the estimated traffic impact and causing the autonomous vehicle to perform the vehicle action(s) that include at least one of stopping the autonomous vehicle at least partially in a travel way within a vicinity of the location or travelling along a second vehicle route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Michael Aitken
  • Publication number: 20180292916
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying imagery on a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes determining, by the one or more computing devices, a rotational frequency of a LIDAR device located on a vehicle. The method includes illuminating, by the one or more computing devices, one or more of a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to the LIDAR device based at least in part on the rotational frequency of the LIDAR device and the one or more images for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, David Patrick Rice, Philipp Haban, Thomas Jeffery Watson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180201148
    Abstract: Vehicle control systems can include one or more location sensors, an energy storage device, one or more charge sensors and one or more vehicle computing devices. The location sensor(s) can determine a current location of a vehicle, while the charge sensor(s) can determine a current state of charge of an energy storage device that can be located onboard the vehicle to provide operating power for one or more vehicle systems. The vehicle computing device(s) can communicate the current location of the vehicle and current state of charge of the energy storage device to a remote computing device, receive from the remote computing device a charging control signal determined, at least in part, from the current location of the vehicle and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, and control charging of the energy storage device in accordance with the charging control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Sean Jeffrey Kelly, Justin Wayne Ho, James Lee Epifano
  • Patent number: 9954577
    Abstract: A system for communicating BPL signals is provided, including a BPL modem having a first internal modem and a second internal modem, the first internal modem and the second internal modem each in communication with a RF combiner; the RF combiner in communication with a medium voltage power line; and wherein the RF combiner combines signals from the first internal modem and the second internal modem into a single signal, and communicates the single signal to the medium voltage power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CORINEX COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sam Shi, Peter Sobotka, Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: 9904375
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying imagery on a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes determining, by the one or more computing devices, a rotational frequency of a LIDAR device located on a vehicle. The method includes illuminating, by the one or more computing devices, one or more of a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to the LIDAR device based at least in part on the rotational frequency of the LIDAR device and the one or more images for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, David Patrick Rice, Philipp Haban, Thomas Jeffery Watson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170257145
    Abstract: A system for communicating BPL signals is provided, including a BPL modem having a first internal modem and a second internal modem, the first internal modem and the second internal modem each in communication with a RF combiner; the RF combiner in communication with a medium voltage power line; and wherein the RF combiner combines signals from the first internal modem and the second internal modem into a single signal, and communicates the single signal to the medium voltage power line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Sam Shi, Peter Sobotka, Brian Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20170178664
    Abstract: Use of spoken input for user devices, e.g. smartphones, can be challenging due to presence of other sound sources. Blind source separation (BSS) techniques aim to separate a sound generated by a particular source of interest from a mixture of different sounds. Various BSS techniques disclosed herein are based on recognition that providing additional information that is considered within iterations of a nonnegative tensor factorization (NTF) model improves accuracy and efficiency of source separation. Examples of such information include direction estimates or neural network models trained to recognize a particular sound of interest. Furthermore, identifying and processing incremental changes to an NTF model, rather than re-processing the entire model each time data changes, provides an efficient and fast manner for performing source separation on large sets of quickly changing data. Carrying out at least parts of BSS techniques in a cloud allows flexible utilization of local and remote sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID WINGATE, BENJAMIN VIGODA, PATRICK OHIOMOBA, BRIAN DONNELLY, NOAH DANIEL STEIN
  • Publication number: 20160071526
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to improving acoustic source tracking and selection and, more particularly, to techniques for acoustic source tracking and selection using motion or position information. Embodiments of the present disclosure include systems designed to select and track acoustic sources. In one embodiment, the system may be realized as an integrated circuit including a microphone array, motion sensing circuitry, position sensing circuitry, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuitry configured to convert analog audio signals from the microphone array into digital audio signals for further processing, and a digital signal processor (DSP) or other circuitry for processing the digital audio signals based on motion data and other sensor data. Sensor data may be correlated to the analog or digital audio signals to improve source separation or other audio processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: DAVID WINGATE, NOAH DANIEL STEIN, BENJAMIN VIGODA, PATRICK OHIOMOBA, BRIAN DONNELLY
  • Publication number: 20150077937
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a fluid-circulator loop configured to be located on a circuit board, wherein a heat-removal portion of the fluid-circulator loop is configured to be located adjacent to an optical transceiver module on the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: John Daly, Brian Donnelly, Nicholas Jeffers, Wei Ling, Salvatore J. Messana, Paul M. Rominski
  • Publication number: 20140318741
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a reservoir to hold a volume of liquid, a port to inject a flow of gas into a lower portion of the reservoir, and a structure to transform the flow of gas into one or more streams of bubbles in said liquid. The reservoir has a port for injecting the gas into a lower region of the volume of liquid and has a top opening to release the injected gas therefrom. The apparatus includes one or more active electronic or optical devices located in the reservoir or located physically adjacent and in thermal contact with the reservoir such that the volume of the liquid is able to absorb part of heat produced by the one of more electronic or optical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Jeffers, Brian Donnelly, John Daly
  • Publication number: 20140216696
    Abstract: A cooling device comprises a heat sink having fins and a piezofan having a piezoelectric element attached to a planar body. The planar body is capable of oscillating at a movable end in response to applying alternating electric current to the piezoelectric element, thereby generating an air flow toward an output of the cooling device. A plurality of fins is located between the movable end of the planar body and the output end of the cooling device. Each fin has a planar form with a main surface being substantially aligned with the air flow. A cooling assembly comprising such cooling device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Brian DONNELLY, Nicholas JEFFERS, Jason STAFFORD
  • Publication number: 20140219840
    Abstract: A device for moving air comprising a piezoelectric element attached to a planar body. The planar body is configured to oscillate at a movable end generating an airflow in response to applying alternating electric current to said piezoelectric element. The device further comprises a partial cavity defined by a base plate, a first wall and a second wall which surrounds the movable end of the planar body. The base plate further comprises an opening located proximate to said movable end of the planar body. In operation the air flow generated by the planar body is forced out of the device through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Brian Donnelly, Nicholas Jeffers, Jason Stafford
  • Patent number: 8668088
    Abstract: A sanitary cake cover with a removable candle deck, which protects the contents of the cake from contamination during blowing out of celebratory candles. The transparent cake cover includes a removable candle deck for at least one candle, which does not pierce the cake or cover being decorated by lighted celebratory candles. The cake cover can be used without the candle deck. The sanitary cake cover is impervious to assault by normal airborne contaminants, such as dust and dirt as well from contaminated expelled breath during the act of blowing out candles. The separate removable candle deck is removable to enable the container to be used for other food items without the obstruction of candle recesses. The flat top of the cover has a peripheral top ridge forming a flat central depression of dimensions to fit the flat candle deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20130248402
    Abstract: A sanitary cake cover with a removable candle deck, which protects the contents of the cake from contamination during blowing out of celebratory candles. The transparent cake cover includes a removable candle deck for at least one candle, which does not pierce the cake or cover being decorated by lighted celebratory candles. The cake cover can be used without the candle deck. The sanitary cake cover is impervious to assault by normal airborne contaminants, such as dust and dirt as well from contaminated expelled breath during the act of blowing out candles. The separate removable candle deck is removable to enable the container to be used for other food items without the obstruction of candle recesses. The flat top of the cover has a peripheral top ridge forming a flat central depression of dimensions to fit the flat candle deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: 8459456
    Abstract: A sanitary cake cover with a removable candle deck, which protects the contents of the cake from contamination during blowing out of celebratory candles. The transparent cake covers with a removable candle deck, which does not pierce the cake being decorated by lighted celebratory candles. The cake cover can be used without the candle deck. The sanitary cake cover is impervious to assault by normal airborne contaminants, such as dust and dirt as well from contaminated expelled breath during the act of blowing out candles. A separate removable candle deck which can be attached to or nestled securely atop the cover is removable to enable the container to be used for other food items without the obstruction of candle recesses. The flat top of either a round, rectangular or other shaped cover has a peripheral top ridge forming a flat central recess of dimensions to fit the flat candle deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Brian A. Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20130011188
    Abstract: A re-usable integrated plastic part (20), such as an automotive plastic trim panel (36) and fastener (22) for attachment to a support member (24), such as a steel frame. The fastener (22) includes a mandrel (26) integral with and extending transversely from the panel (36). A flexible component (30) coupled to the mandrel (26) includes a pair of rivets (32) disposed on opposite sides of the mandrel (26) for engaging the support member (24). The flexible component (30) also includes arms (56) bending at hinge points (62) upon engagement of the support member (24) by the rivets (32). The flexible component (30) includes an intermediate section (34) expanding to an installed intermediate width (wi) to maintain the rivets (32) in wedged engagement between the mandrel (26) and the support member (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Patrick Brian Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20120247996
    Abstract: A sanitary cake cover with a removable candle deck, which protects the contents of the cake from contamination during blowing out of celebratory candles. The transparent cake covers with a removable candle deck, which does not pierce the cake being decorated by lighted celebratory candles. The cake cover can be used without the candle deck. The sanitary cake cover is impervious to assault by normal airborne contaminants, such as dust and dirt as well from contaminated expelled breath during the act of blowing out candles. A separate removable candle deck which can be attached to or nestled securely atop the cover is removable to enable the container to be used for other food items without the obstruction of candle recesses. The flat top of either a round, rectangular or other shaped cover has a peripheral top ridge forming a flat central recess of dimensions to fit the flat candle deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Brian A. Donnelly
  • Publication number: 20110064009
    Abstract: A system for communicating BPL signals is provided, including a BPL modem having a first internal modem and a second internal modem, the first internal modem and the second internal modem each in communication with a RF combiner; the RF combiner in communication with a medium voltage power line; and wherein the RF combiner combines signals from the first internal modem and the second internal modem into a single signal, and communicates the single signal to the medium voltage power line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Sam SHI, Peter SOBOTKA, Brian DONNELLY
  • Patent number: 7780068
    Abstract: A disposable carry-out food container shaped like a picnic basket. The subject food container has a bottom wall having two side edges extending in a longitudinal direction between opposing ends, two end walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall at the opposing ends respectively, two side walls extending upwardly from the two side edges of the bottom wall to extend in the longitudinal direction between the opposing ends, two lid panels supported on the walls for pivotal movement about respective lateral axes oriented generally perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction between a closed position in which the lid panels enclose an open top end of the container and an open position in which the open top end is substantially unobstructed by the lid panels, and at least one handle coupled at opposing ends on the two side walls respectively such that said at least one handle extends generally in a direction of the lateral axes between the two side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: D801154
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thuma, Torrence Anderson, Brian Donnelly, Michael R. Vogler