Patents by Inventor Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips 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: 20220056751
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, a movable barrier operator including a body, a motor supported by the body, and a rotatable drive supported by the body and configured to be connected to an elongated driven member. The movable barrier operator further includes a shaft supported by the body and a compound gear mounted on the shaft. The compound gear includes a first gear operably coupled to a drive shaft of the motor and a second gear operably coupled to the rotatable drive. The first and second gears connected such that turning of the first gear causes turning of the second gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Phillip Mastros, David R. Morris, Brian Roy Skotty, Zoltan Sostarecz
  • Patent number: 11162354
    Abstract: In described examples, there are systems and methods for deployment in proximity to an abandoned well. The systems and methods may allow use of data collected from an abandoned well, in which a sensor is positioned in the open hole section, or a well having a discontinuous metallic well structure. In some examples, there is described a communication system that is configured to be deployed in an abandoned well having a discontinuous metallic well structure that may be severed below a ground region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Expro North Sea Limited
    Inventors: Alexandra Vasil'evna Rogacheva, Brian Phillip Champion
  • Publication number: 20210231715
    Abstract: Power cords are provided. A power cord includes measurement circuitry configured to measure electrical energy consumption by an apparatus that is connected to the power cord. The power cord also includes first transceiver circuitry configured to transmit data regarding the measured electrical energy consumption to second transceiver circuitry that is spaced apart from the power cord. Related hardwired apparatuses and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: David Brian Phillips, Steven Patrick Hinkel, Laura Lilienthal Black
  • Patent number: 10912034
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for dynamically adjusting nodes in a mesh network embedded in objects. The nodes, which are individually capable of sensing and/or transmitting data, are paired together such that when one node is active, the other node is collecting energy via solar, wind, or other energy collecting means. When a node reaches a certain energy level, the nodes can switch status, such that the passive node becomes active and vice versa. Exemplary objects in which the systems can be embedded include benches, receptacles, and light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BIG BELLY SOLAR LLC
    Inventors: David J. Skocypec, Michael E. Feldman, Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 10740290
    Abstract: Data storage in a distributed computing system may involve the implementation of key/value stores across multiple storage structures of the distributed computing system, where a key may represent an index and a value may represent an object to store and/or retrieve. A given key/value store may be accessed by multiple compute nodes of the distributed computing system. Duplication and/or versioning may be implemented in or across one or more of the key/value stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JETFLOW TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Brian E. Heilig, Guang R. Gao, Brian Phillips, Adam Markey
  • Patent number: 10683748
    Abstract: In described examples, there are systems and methods for deployment in proximity to an abandoned well. The systems and methods may help monitor conditions at an abandoned well and/or help communication with downhole communicate devices. In some examples, there is described a communication system that is configured to be deployed in proximity to an abandoned well having a metallic well structure severed below a ground region. The system may include a plurality of receivers configured to be deployed at the ground region in proximity to the abandoned well, and configured to receive data signals from the metallic well structure of the abandoned well via the ground region. The system may comprise a processing unit, in communication with the receivers, and configured to receive and process data signals from the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Expro Meters, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandra Vasil'evna Rogacheva, Brian Phillip Champion
  • Publication number: 20200140193
    Abstract: A storage receptacle can include a storage bin and a pedal mounted to the receptacle. The pedal can rotate downward when pressure is applied in order to pull on a first cable coupled to the pedal. The first cable is connected to a spring, and the spring is connected to a second cable. The second cable connects the spring to a door via an upper pulley of the receptacle. The second cable causes the door to open when the second cable is pulled based on force applied to the pedal. A bottom pulley can be coupled to the pedal via the first cable and configured to translate an upward pull of the first cable to a downward pull of the spring and second cable. The spring controls the motion of the door such that the door does not open too quickly upon a force being applied to the pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Satwicz, Kevin Menice, David J. Skocypec, Thomas Olsen, Brian Phillips, Michael E. Feldman
  • Publication number: 20200027526
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems and methods related to a scalable and platform-agnostic framework that facilitates the creation of personal genetic profile products. In particular, in certain embodiments, the systems and methods described herein facilitate the creation, storage, organization, and maintenance (e.g. updating) of data corresponding to the relationships between particular variations that may occur in an individual's DNA (e.g. variants of different specific SNPs) and the health-related phenotypes that they influence. The data stored in this manner can be used as a template not only for presenting personal genetic profile assessments to an individual in an informative and user-friendly manner, but also for the rapid, automated creation of personal genetic profile assessments of a plurality of individuals from data corresponding to genotyping measurements of biological samples provided by the individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Robin Y. Smith, Kate Blanchard, Sunil Anant Gupta, Edward Joseph Coffey, Marcie A. Glicksman, Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 10526138
    Abstract: A storage receptacle can include a storage bin and a pedal mounted to the receptacle. The pedal can rotate downward when pressure is applied in order to pull on a first cable coupled to the pedal. The first cable is connected to a spring, and the spring is connected to a second cable. The second cable connects the spring to a door via an upper pulley of the receptacle. The second cable causes the door to open when the second cable is pulled based on force applied to the pedal. A bottom pulley can be coupled to the pedal via the first cable and configured to translate an upward pull of the first cable to a downward pull of the spring and second cable. The spring controls the motion of the door such that the door does not open too quickly upon a force being applied to the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BIG BELLY SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Satwicz, Kevin Menice, David J. Skocypec, Thomas Olsen, Brian Phillips, Michael E. Feldman
  • Publication number: 20190311568
    Abstract: An improved dispenser unit for dispensing bulk food items, including a cabinet having at least one hopper having a drum with product compartments, a deflector and flexible gate valve, a dispense assembly, and a control system. The dispense assembly may or may not include one or more belts and/or sensors. The product compartments include flexible and/or elastic membranes, which dynamically change the effective product storage volume within a compartment, and eliminate rigid or semi-rigid pinch points between the drum and drum compartment. A product flow divider may be positioned above the receiving container in the dispense assembly, said divider configured to cause the dispensed product to divide into two or more flow streams into the receiving container. The receiving container may be vibrated or oscillated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mark E. Allegra, Khalil Chmayssani, Ireneusz Czapp, Tomasz Robaszkiewicz, Marek Ormanin, Brian Phillips
  • Publication number: 20190284929
    Abstract: In described examples, there are systems and methods for deployment in proximity to an abandoned well. The systems and methods may help monitor conditions at an abandoned well and/or help communication with downhole communicate devices. In some examples, there is described a communication system that is configured to be deployed in proximity to an abandoned well having a metallic well structure severed below a ground region. The system may include a plurality of receivers configured to be deployed at the ground region in proximity to the abandoned well, and configured to receive data signals from the metallic well structure of the abandoned well via the ground region. The system may comprise a processing unit, in communication with the receivers, and configured to receive and process data signals from the receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Expro North Sea Limited
    Inventors: Alexandra Vasil'evna Rogacheva, Brian Phillip Champion
  • Publication number: 20190285522
    Abstract: Methods for removing salts from a metabolite solution. The methods comprise forming an insoluble silver phosphate salt. Further methods include methods for removing hydrolyzed fluorous compounds. These methods comprise extraction with a fluorous solvent in the presence of a protonation reagent and/or chromatography on a fluorous affinity resin. Methods also include separating lysed cell debris and denatured proteins/disrupted enzymes from a metabolite mixture in a container with a filter, where live cells are grown prior to the lysis, either adherent to the filter or in suspension above the filter. The cells are then lysed in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Genevieve Van de Bittner, Brian Phillip Smart
  • Publication number: 20190284928
    Abstract: In described examples, there are systems and methods for deployment in proximity to an abandoned well. The systems and methods may allow use of data collected from an abandoned well, in which a sensor is positioned in the open hole section, or a well having a discontinuous metallic well structure. In some examples, there is described a communication system that is configured to be deployed in an abandoned well having a discontinuous metallic well structure that may be severed below a ground region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Expro North Sea Limited
    Inventors: Alexandra Vasil'evna Rogacheva, Brian Phillip Champion
  • Publication number: 20190261276
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for dynamically adjusting nodes in a mesh network embedded in objects. The nodes, which are individually capable of sensing and/or transmitting data, are paired together such that when one node is active, the other node is collecting energy via solar, wind, or other energy collecting means. When a node reaches a certain energy level, the nodes can switch status, such that the passive node becomes active and vice versa. Exemplary objects in which the systems can be embedded include benches, receptacles, and light fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: David J. Skocypec, Michael E. Feldman, Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 10359454
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for accurately determining the power usage on an unbalanced two phase electrical circuit having both two phase and single phase loads using a single current transformer (CT). The method includes a learning algorithm stored in a memory of a monitoring device, the algorithm configured to be implemented by a processor. The learning algorithm determines whether the CT is monitoring the conductor that supplies the single phase load and alerting the installer if it is not monitoring the conductor supplying the single phase load. Upon determining that the CT is monitoring the conductor that supplies the single phase load the learning algorithm will learn the characteristics of at least the single phase load and store the learned characteristic in a memory associated of the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 10318553
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize and build understandings of machine data generated by a variety of information-processing environments. Machine data is a product of information-processing systems (e.g., activity logs, configuration files, messages, database records) and represents the evidence of particular events that have taken place and been recorded in raw data format. In one embodiment, machine data is turned into a machine data web by organizing machine data into events and then linking events together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Baum, R. David Carasso, Robin Kumar Das, Bradley Hall, Brian Phillip Murphy, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Andre David Stechert, Erik M. Swan, Rory Greene, Nicholas Christian Mealy, Christina Frances Regina Noren
  • Patent number: 10285131
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for dynamically adjusting nodes in a mesh network embedded in objects. The nodes, which are individually capable of sensing and/or transmitting data, are paired together such that when one node is active, the other node is collecting energy via solar, wind, or other energy collecting means. When a node reaches a certain energy level, the nodes can switch status, such that the passive node becomes active and vice versa. Exemplary objects in which the systems can be embedded include benches, receptacles, and light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BIG BELLY SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Skocypec, Michael E. Feldman, Brian Phillips
  • Publication number: 20180240185
    Abstract: A system and method for group purchasing and sharing is disclosed. The system and method includes receiving, at a web services infrastructure, an item information pertaining to an item from a user device, the item information comprising at least one of a name and photograph, automatically adding a user associated with the user device to the item information, associating the user as owner of the item to the item information, receiving, at the web services infrastructure, an indication from the user device to share the item with a plurality of trusted users, automatically assigning a status of the item as available, and sharing, through the web services infrastructure, to the plurality of trusted users, the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob Leffler, Brian Phillips
  • Patent number: 10044548
    Abstract: A data processing task may be implemented in a distributed computing system by the use of a workflow broken into flowlets that are arranged in a directed acyclic graph between data sources and data sinks. Such an arrangement may include various flow control and/or fault tolerance schemes, among other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: JETFLOW TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Mark Glines, Brian Heilig, Rishi Lee Khan, Christopher Galen Lauderdale, Adam Markey, Brian Phillips, Robert Coleman Springer, IV, Joel Denny
  • Publication number: 20180173842
    Abstract: Presented herein are systems and methods related to a scalable and platform-agnostic framework that facilitates the creation of personal genetic profile products. In particular, in certain embodiments, the systems and methods described herein facilitate the creation, storage, organization, and maintenance (e.g. updating) of data corresponding to the relationships between particular variations that may occur in an individual's DNA (e.g. variants of different specific SNPs) and the health-related phenotypes that they influence. The data stored in this manner can be used as a template not only for presenting personal genetic profile assessments to an individual in an informative and user-friendly manner, but also for the rapid, automated creation of personal genetic profile assessments of a plurality of individuals from data corresponding to genotyping measurements of biological samples provided by the individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Robin Y. Smith, Kate Blanchard, Sunil Anant Gupta, Edward Joseph Coffey, Marcie A. Glicksman, Brian Phillips