Patents by Inventor Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis 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: 20190146758
    Abstract: A collaboration session is provided in which an owner computer system and a participant computer system are both members. While working within this session, the participant computer system is provided access to a multi-file workspace that is stored locally on the owner computer system. The owner computer system receives a request that is directed to the multi-file workspace. Here, the request originates from the participant computer system. In response to the request, the owner computer system handles the request and then returns a response to the participant computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Eric LANTZ, Jonathan Preston CARTER, Simon CALVERT, David Ellis Pugh, Guillaume JENKINS, Daniel LEBU, Kesavan SHANMUGAM
  • Publication number: 20180276253
    Abstract: Equipment, tools, systems, storage media, and methods that allow a user to monitor database storage at various granularities and set thresholds for generating alerts are described. In one aspect, a system includes a client device configured to execute an application, a database configured to support the client device, a storage array configured to provide information to the database, and a computing device. The computing device may execute a Database Storage Throughput Analyzer (DSTA) tool, specify an interval, specify a particular database cluster of the database, specify a service level objective for controlling communications between the database and the storage array, generate a query, receive storage throughput measurements for the database, and apply the query to the storage throughput measurements to aid users in identifying database storage issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: David Charles Ellis, Sr., Michael Patrick McCormick, Raju Viziagopal Kakarlapudi, Karen Wiles
  • Patent number: 9463389
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for obtaining game asset value is provided. One or more requests to add one or more first game assets to a game user interface of a player is received from a client device of the player. The first game assets are provided in response to the first requests. A second request to obtain a value associated with the second game asset on the game user interface is received, where the second game asset is different than the first game assets. It is determined whether a predetermined amount of time has elapsed, where the predetermined amount of time is based on a number of the first game assets. The value associated with the second game asset is provided to a game account of the player if the predetermined amount of time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brian Reynolds, Isaac Charles Ellis
  • Patent number: 9172779
    Abstract: A cellular modem device that is integrated with a proprietary dock connector of a mobile device, such as the proprietary 30 pin dock connector of an iPod Touch or iPad, permits the mobile device to connect for Internet access to the associated cellular carrier. The device is usable in circumstances where the mobile device does not contain internal cellular modem circuitry, and/or the device is unable to use WiFi-based Internet and/or the device's internal cellular circuits are out of range of cellular service of the carrier for which those circuits are designed, and/or the internal cellular circuits are not activated on the associated cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Chrysalis, LLC
    Inventor: Nathanael Charles Ellis
  • Patent number: 9121279
    Abstract: A system and method for tuning a gas turbine combustion system having a plurality of seals positioned between the combustion system and the turbine inlet is disclosed. The system and method provide ways of permitting a predetermined amount of compressed air to bypass the combustion system and enter the turbine so as to control emissions and dynamics of the combustion system. The seals contain a plurality of holes to meter airflow passing therethrough and are positioned such that they can be removed from the engine and modified to increase or decrease the amount of air passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Sherman Craig Creighton, Charles Ellis, David John Henriquez, Peter Stuttaford
  • Publication number: 20150233792
    Abstract: Multiple methods and corresponding apparatuses for efficient and reliable defect diagnosis in components of mechanical systems, are described. According to one aspect, multi-scale enveloping-order spectrogram is used to diagnose, or detect, defects in a moving component of a mechanical system. According to another aspect, defect identification and diagnosis in a motor is performed based on spectral characteristics of motor current envelope. According to yet another aspect, a logic rule model, employing classification of features associated with single- or multi-sensor data, is employed for diagnosis of defects in components of mechanical systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicants: CANRIG DRILLING TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Robert X. Gao, Jinjiang Wang, Ruqiang Yan, Brian Charles Ellis, Boone Elbert Smith, Jose Abelardo Sanchez Puente
  • Publication number: 20150160101
    Abstract: A method of testing and monitoring operational integrity of a drilling rig is described. The method includes operating the drilling rig in a non-drilling mode at a sequence of different phases including an acceleration phase, a constant speed phase, and a decelerating phase, collecting sensor data associated with one or more components of the drilling rig while the drilling is operated in the non-drilling mode at the sequence of different phases, and analyzing the collected sensor data to determine the operational integrity of the drilling rig. The analyzed data, together with previously stored historical data is used to estimate the life expectancy of the rig and monitor, plan, control, or report maintenance activity for the drilling rig, top drive, or any other system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicants: Canrig Drilling Technology Ltd., University of Connecticut
    Inventors: Robert X. Gao, Jinjiang Wang, Ruqiang Yan, Brian Charles Ellis, Boone Elbert Smith, Jose Abelardo Sanchez Puente
  • Patent number: 8818453
    Abstract: A cellular modem device that is integrated with a proprietary dock connector of a mobile device, such as the proprietary 30 pin dock connector of an iPod Touch or iPad, permits the mobile device to connect for Internet access to the associated cellular carrier. The device is usable in circumstances where the mobile device does not contain internal cellular modem circuitry, and/or the device is unable to use WiFi-based Internet and/or the device's internal cellular circuits are out of range of cellular service of the carrier for which those circuits are designed, and/or the internal cellular circuits are not activated on the associated cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Nathanael Charles Ellis
  • Patent number: 8511982
    Abstract: A compressor diaphragm for a gas turbine engine having improved wear capability, manufacturability, and assembly techniques is disclosed. The diaphragm includes a shiplap-type joint at an outer vane platform for connecting to adjacent vane assemblies and a clamshell-like assembly of a seal box secures and seals regions around the inner vane platform of the compressor diaphragm so as to reduce wear between the seal box and the vane assemblies. The inner platform of the diaphragm segments are fastened to each other through circumferentially-oriented fasteners at the inner diameter platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam L. Hart, Charles A. Ellis, Elliot I. Goodman, W. David Day, Gerald Raresheid, James Page Strohl
  • Patent number: 8494582
    Abstract: A cellular modem device that is integrated with a proprietary dock connector of a mobile device, such as the proprietary 30 pin dock connector of an iPod Touch or iPad, permits the mobile device to connect for Internet access to the associated cellular carrier. The device is usable in circumstances where the mobile device does not contain internal cellular modem circuitry, and/or the device is unable to use WiFi-based Internet and/or the device's internal cellular circuits are out of range of cellular service of the carrier for which those circuits are designed, and/or the internal cellular circuits are not activated on the associated cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Nathanael Charles Ellis
  • Publication number: 20120085099
    Abstract: A system and method for tuning a gas turbine combustion system having a plurality of seals positioned between the combustion system and the turbine inlet is disclosed. The system and method provide ways of permitting a predetermined amount of compressed air to bypass the combustion system and enter the turbine so as to control emissions and dynamics of the combustion system. The seals contain a plurality of holes to meter airflow passing therethrough and are positioned such that they can be removed from the engine and modified to increase or decrease the amount of air passing therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Sherman Craig Creighton, Charles Ellis, David John Henriquez, Peter Stuttaford
  • Patent number: 8129518
    Abstract: Provided are synthetic polysaccharide antigens (SPAs) with anti-inflammatory or inflammatory immunomodulatory properties, depending on their structure. Also provided are compositions comprising these SPAs, and methods of using these SPAs and compositions to either prevent or treat inflammatory pathologies, or diseases or conditions susceptible to treatment with inflammatory immunomodulators, by using appropriate SPAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Larry Chris Blaszczak, John Astor Cleveland, Jr., Kathleen Ann Taylor, Neil Thomas Blackburn, Angelika Regina Kraft, Charles Ellis Cohen
  • Patent number: 7837435
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing vibration and wear to adjacent platform surfaces and mounting locations of a vane segment in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The present invention seeks to improve the interaction between mating faces of adjacent gas turbine vane assemblies by increasing the surface area where contact between the adjacent vanes occurs, so as to increase the damping capability and reduce the wear to the mating surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Power System Mfg., LLC
    Inventors: Charles Ellis, Terry Hollis, David Medrano
  • Publication number: 20100129211
    Abstract: A compressor diaphragm for a gas turbine engine having improved wear capability, manufacturability, and assembly techniques is disclosed. The diaphragm includes a shiplap-type joint at an outer vane platform for connecting to adjacent vane assemblies and a clamshell-like assembly of a seal box secures and seals regions around the inner vane platform of the compressor diaphragm so as to reduce wear between the seal box and the vane assemblies. The inner platform of the diaphragm segments are fastened to each other through circumferentially-oriented fasteners at the inner diameter platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGIES LTD. LLC
    Inventors: Adam L. Hart, Charles A. Ellis, Elliot I. Goodman, W. David Day, Gerald Raresheid, James Page Strohl
  • Patent number: 7618234
    Abstract: Embodiments for a compressor stator vane assembly in a gas turbine engine are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention a stator vane assembly is provided having a plurality of vanes each with an attachment and channels machined into the forward and aft walls of the attachment. A forward hook ring segment is pressfit into the channel in the forward wall of the attachment and an aft hook ring is pressfit into the channel in the aft wall of the attachment. The hook ring segments join a plurality of vanes together so as to provide a uniform engagement of mounting slots in the compressor case. Such an arrangement increases the contact area between the hook rings and the compressor case such that damping of individual vane vibrations are improved and operating stresses are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Power System Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Brackett, Charles Ellis, Michael Davis McGhee, J. Page Strohl
  • Patent number: 7552647
    Abstract: In order to provide a turbine blade fatigue life evaluating method for quantitively evaluating the fatigue life of a turbine blade, the turbine blade is determined to be within its fatigue life if the creep elongation strain in the longitudinal direction of the turbine blade is less than 0.5% of an initial length, and is determined to exceed its fatigue life if the creep elongation strain is 0.5% or more than the initial length. A turbine blade creep elongation strain measuring apparatus 20 comprises a first fixed end 21, a second fixed end 22, and a dial gauge 24. A dimension in the longitudinal direction is stamped on the surface of a turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Friedrich Soechting, Charles Ellis, Yasuoki Tomita, Yugo Tokunaga
  • Publication number: 20080273964
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing vibration and wear to adjacent platform surfaces and mounting locations of a vane segment in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The present invention seeks to improve the interaction between mating faces of adjacent gas turbine vane assemblies by increasing the surface area where contact between the adjacent vanes occurs, so as to increase the damping capability and reduce the wear to the mating surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: POWER SYSTEMS MFG., LLC
    Inventors: Charles Ellis, Terry Hollis, David Medrano
  • Publication number: 20080193290
    Abstract: Embodiments for a compressor stator vane assembly in a gas turbine engine are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention a stator vane assembly is provided having a plurality of vanes each with an attachment and channels machined into the forward and aft walls of the attachment. A forward hook ring segment is pressfit into the channel in the forward wall of the attachment and an aft hook ring is pressfit into the channel in the aft wall of the attachment. The hook ring segments join a plurality of vanes together so as to provide a uniform engagement of mounting slots in the compressor case. Such an arrangement increases the contact area between the hook rings and the compressor case such that damping of individual vane vibrations are improved and operating stresses are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: Power Systems Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Brackett, Charles Ellis, Michael Davis McGhee, J. Page Strohl
  • Patent number: 7284954
    Abstract: A shroud for surrounding a portion of a turbine flow path having improved cooling and durability is disclosed. The shroud includes a plurality of generally axial cooling holes spaced a substantially equal distance apart and a plurality of generally circumferential cooling holes oriented generally perpendicular to the generally axial cooling holes. The generally circumferentially cooling holes are spaced a non-uniform distance apart so as to provide cooling to selected portions of shroud sidewalls to lower shroud operating temperatures and improve shroud durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: David G. Parker, Robert P. Moore, Charles Ellis
  • Publication number: 20070136652
    Abstract: Individual cells within a spreadsheet may contain an extensible value as defined by an extensible value type. The extensible value type is a user defined value type that is incorporated into the spreadsheet as a supported data type. Generally, the extensible data types provide support for types that are not internally defined by a spreadsheet. When the extensible value type is defined, an associated set of functions are developed to operate on the type. These functions are added to the set of base functions supported by the spreadsheet. The functions, therefore, behave in a substantially similar manner to the set of base spreadsheet functions. The extensible values that are contained within the cells may be acted upon in the same way that supported base types are acted upon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Ellis, Matthew Androski, Robert Hawking, Simon Jones