Patents by Inventor Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell 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: 20240004823
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for efficiently supporting multiple peripheral communication protocols in a computing system. A computing system includes multiple servers with one or more of the servers using multiple connectors for connecting to multiple peripheral devices such as data storage devices. At least one of the connectors is able to support multiple communication protocols, rather than a single communication protocol. A processor of the server determines a peripheral device has been attached to a connector that supports multiple communication protocols, and the processor determines whether one of the multiple communication protocols supported by the particular connector matches the attached peripheral device's communication protocol. If so, the processor configures the connector with the matching communication protocol. Otherwise, the processor generates an indication that specifies that there is no match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Brian Mitchell, George D. Azevedo
  • Patent number: 11843302
    Abstract: A linear translator device, including: a first body; a second body; and a plurality of actuators; wherein each actuator includes a first part first part mounted to the first body and a second part is mounted to the second body, the first part includes a front end and a back end, the second part is configured to extend and retract parallel to the direction of motion; wherein the plurality of actuators are arranged so that the extending or retracting direction of the second part of one of the plurality of actuators is offset, parallel and opposite to that of another one of the plurality of actuators; and wherein at least a portion of the first part of the one of the plurality of actuators overlaps with a portion of the first part of the other one of the plurality of actuators in the direction of motion space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Thorlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Morgus, Brian Mitchell, John Cherny
  • Patent number: 11688263
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices to detect and classify human and animal presence and/or motion based on changes in the interaction of the human or animal with Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) radio frequency (RF) signals within or about a building structure, such as a home or office. A first WLAN device transmits a sounding packet to a second WLAN device and receives an acknowledgement (ACK) of receiving the sounding packet by the second WLAN device. The first WLAN device uses the received ACK to determine Channel State Information (CSI) for an RF signal path between the first WLAN device and the second WLAN device, aggregates the determined CSI with additional CSI, and uses the aggregated CSI to determine a presence or a motion within the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dongeek Shin, Yu Wen, Zhifeng Cai, Brian Mitchell Silverstein, Raymond Reynolds Hayes, Kevin N. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20220356903
    Abstract: A preloading mechanism including: a first part having a protrusion; and a second part having a recess that matches the protrusion; wherein the recess includes a gib that is flexibly movable via a flexure; wherein a dimension of the recess varies based on a flexing of the gib; when the gib is in a neutral state, the dimension of the recess is smaller than a corresponding dimension of the protrusion; when the gib is in a flexed state, the dimension of the recess is larger than the corresponding dimension of the protrusion; and when the protrusion is inserted into the recess, the gib is in an interfering state, providing a preload force for eliminating a clearance between a surface of the protrusion and a corresponding surface of the recess, wherein the flexing of gib in the interfering state is between those of the neutral state and flexed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Gallagher, Brian Mitchell, Tyler Morgus
  • Publication number: 20220312691
    Abstract: Raincloud formation depends on the creation of Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) around which water molecules cluster, generating a nano-particles (nano-cluster), then a micro-cluster and finally a water droplet. A collection of such water droplets constitutes a cloud which may spontaneously produce precipitation (in the form of rain, hail or snow) or precipitation induced by cloud seeding. The CCN is the result of nucleation processes. In this patent application, a process is described wherein said nucleation is catalyzed by the injection of a chemical substance, dimethylamine, into the upper atmosphere, preferably through injection of said substance into an electron rich aircraft engine exhaust. The subsequent formation of negatively charged ions has a catalytic effect on the generation of said CCNs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventor: James Brian Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11247514
    Abstract: An apparatus to mark a surface of an object includes a conveyor assembly having spaced apart conveyor belts with a conveyor opening therebetween. The conveyor assembly has an entry side and an exit side that supports the object. A marking assembly moves between a retracted position away from the conveyor belts, which allows movement of the object from the entry side to the exit side, and an operate position proximal the surface to be marked. At least one marker is carried by the marking assembly which marks a surface of the object when the marking assembly is in the operate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Akron Special Machinery INC
    Inventors: Brian Mitchell, Ralph E. Dey, Benjamin E. Hillman, Charles A. Lint
  • Publication number: 20220005337
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices to detect and classify human and animal presence and/or motion based on changes in the interaction of the human or animal with Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) radio frequency (RF) signals within or about a building structure, such as a home or office. A first WLAN device transmits a sounding packet to a second WLAN device and receives an acknowledgement (ACK) of receiving the sounding packet by the second WLAN device. The first WLAN device uses the received ACK to determine Channel State Information (CSI) for an RF signal path between the first WLAN device and the second WLAN device, aggregates the determined CSI with additional CSI, and uses the aggregated CSI to determine a presence or a motion within the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dongeek Shin, Yu Wen, Zhifeng Cai, Brian Mitchell Silverstein, Raymond Reynolds Hayes, Kevin N. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20210091650
    Abstract: A linear translator device, including: a first body; a second body; and a plurality of actuators; wherein each actuator includes a first part first part mounted to the first body and a second part is mounted to the second body, the first part includes a front end and a back end, the second part is configured to extend and retract parallel to the direction of motion; wherein the plurality of actuators are arranged so that the extending or retracting direction of the second part of one of the plurality of actuators is offset, parallel and opposite to that of another one of the plurality of actuators; and wherein at least a portion of the first part of the one of the plurality of actuators overlaps with a portion of the first part of the other one of the plurality of actuators in the direction of motion space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tyler Morgus, Brian Mitchell, John Cherny
  • Publication number: 20200355323
    Abstract: A system for maintaining the operating condition of a machine is provided. The system includes a dispensing device having: an interchangeable control module, the interchangeable control module including control hardware that provides a central processing unit, a data storage memory, and communication modules. The dispensing device is configured to dispense lubricant in order to maintain the operating condition of the machine. The interchangeable control module is configured to interchangeably control and interchangeably reside in either a fixed or a portable dispensing device. The interchangeable control module communicates to an external or internal intermediary computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Neila Ben Amar, Nathan Donovan, Shawn Gibson, Timothy Andrew Harris, Craig McFarland, Brian Mitchell, Lois Gayle Wride, Waheed Zaman
  • Publication number: 20200357221
    Abstract: A dispensing device for maintaining the operating condition of a machine is provided. The dispensing device includes an interchangeable control module, the interchangeable control module including control hardware that provides at least one of a data storage memory, a central processing unit, interface hardware for condition monitoring sensors, an intermediary computing device, a display device, and communication modules. The dispensing device is configured to dispense lubricant in order to maintain the operating condition of the machine. The interchangeable control module is configured to interchangeably control and interchangeably reside in both a fixed and a portable dispensing device. Also, various related systems including the dispensing device are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Neila Ben Amar, Nathan Donovan, Shawn Gibson, Timothy Andrew Harris, Craig McFarland, Brian Mitchell, Lois Gayle Wride, Waheed Zaman
  • Patent number: 10754507
    Abstract: Techniques for providing notifications to user devices for the purpose of re-engaging users in content items they are consuming, such as electronic books, movies, videos, and the like. For instance, the techniques may calculate a frequency at which a user reads an electronic book. If the user does not request to read this electronic book for an abnormal amount of time, the techniques may provide a notification encouraging the user to again read the electronic book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Otis Yeager Chandler, Jessica Kathleen Quinn Donaghy, Seth Gershom Goldstein, Jeffrey Paul Helbling, Peter Thomas Killalea, Brian Mitchell Percival
  • Patent number: 10476976
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating collaborative consumption of content items, such as electronic books, movies, videos, songs, and the like. Multiple users may consume a content item over a substantially common period of time, such as over a day, week, month, etc. Each user may utilize one or more electronic devices (e.g., electronic book reader devices, tablet devices, laptop computers, etc.) to consume the item, and each user may share his or her thoughts and may otherwise provide progress updates to the other users over the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Otis Yeager Chandler, Jessica Kathleen Quinn Donaghy, Seth Gershom Goldstein, Peter Thomas Killalea, Brian Mitchell Percival, Kartik Swaminadan Santhanakrishnan, Brian David Rosenblat
  • Publication number: 20190232637
    Abstract: An apparatus to mark a surface of an object includes a conveyor assembly having spaced apart conveyor belts with a conveyor opening therebetween. The conveyor assembly has an entry side and an exit side that supports the object. A marking assembly moves between a retracted position away from the conveyor belts, which allows movement of the object from the entry side to the exit side, and an operate position proximal the surface to be marked. At least one marker is carried by the marking assembly which marks a surface of the object when the marking assembly is in the operate position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: BRIAN MITCHELL, RALPH E. DEY, BENJAMIN E. HILLMAN, CHARLES A. LINT
  • Patent number: 10342460
    Abstract: A postural feedback device for assisting user awareness of joint, muscle, or body part alignment is disclosed. Embodiments include at least one linear or rotary sensing unit comfortably and discretely adhered to the user's skin, a hardwire connection cable or wireless transmission sending unit, and an electronic console for interpretation of information from the sensing unit and biofeedback of said information via stimulus to the user. The postural feedback device may comprise multiple sensing units of various sizes simultaneously allowing for variations in application, user size, and size of body part being monitored. The electronic console may provide biofeedback to the user in the form of tactile, auditory, visual, or other stimuli, aiding the user in awareness of postural alignment or instruction of a desired anatomical movement. The sensing unit may be constructed allowing a low-profile, comfortable fit, allowing the device to be worn discreetly underneath clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: REHAB TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Mitchell Rost
  • Publication number: 20190148984
    Abstract: In aspects, indoor to outdoor wireless power delivery is described that provides continuous power through a building structure. A transmitter receives an indication of a required continuous power from a receiver, configures one or more settings to generate an electromagnetic field to transfer the required continuous power, and generates the electromagnetic field to transfer the required continuous power to the receiver. In other aspects of indoor to outdoor wireless power delivery, a transmitter and a receiver are aligned to provide continuous power through a building structure. The transmitter and the receiver enter an alignment mode, the transmitter produces an electromagnetic field to inductively transfer power to the receiver, and the receiver senses the electromagnetic field produced by the transmitter and provides an indication of an alignment of the transmitter and the receiver to a user of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Peter J. Bevelacqua, Jacobi Colton Grillo, Ryan Kristopher Green, Daniel Adam Warren, Brian Mitchell Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10275506
    Abstract: This disclosure describes devices, architectures, and techniques to coordinate data related to separate services to help create a more robust user experience for a user accessing either or both of the separate services. For instance, if the user currently accesses two separate services that relate to a common subject matter, techniques of this disclosure will provide data from one of the services when the user accesses the other. In one example, an activity feed that includes activities relating to both a first service and a second service may be generated and displayed to a user accessing the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Erik Schneider, Kieran Sean Fitzpatrick, Brian Mitchell Percival, Anne Randolph Marshall, Philip Daniel Piwonka
  • Patent number: 10200444
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating screen saver initiation and functionality. The system comprises at least one client station, each of the at least one client station having a screen saver module associated therewith; and a central control station in communication with each of the at least one client station over a network, the central control station having a screen saver control module for controlling each of the screen saver modules associated with the at least one client station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Brian Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9951286
    Abstract: The invention relates to a material consisting of a preparation made from a mixture of ferrocene and an inert flameproof material such as plaster, the material being presented in the form of granules and being suitable for spreading over a hydrocarbon fire in a simple and rapid manner such that, under the effect of the heat from the fire, the ferrocene contained in the granulated material is diffused progressively and homogeneously in a vapor phase over the base of the flames, so as to optimize the combustion of the hydrocarbon and to reduce the emission of smoke and unwanted particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE—CNRS
    Inventor: James Brian Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9833931
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing flash from a tire includes a laser sensor which, while the tire is rotating, can be moved along the outer contour of the shoulders and tread area of a tire to detect the contour of the tire. A first sanding assembly removes the flash from the tread area, while the tire is not rotating, by moving horizontally and vertically in accordance with the detected contour of the tread area. A second sanding assembly removes the flash from the shoulder area, while the tire is rotating, by moving horizontally, vertically, and pivotally in accordance with the detected contour of the shoulder area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Akron Special Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Mitchell, Matthew Blubaugh, Jason Vahila, John Fuhrman
  • Patent number: D932212
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Mitchell Jorgensen