Patents by Inventor Charles J. Schmidt

Charles J. Schmidt 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: 20210040792
    Abstract: Example room partitions are disclosed. An example room partition includes a plurality of poles to be suspended from a track. A curtain assembly has a plurality of sleeves through which the plurality of poles extends. The curtain assembly has a lowermost edge. An upper lock pin is attached to an upper end of a first pole of the plurality of poles and is movable between a raised lock position and a lowered unlock position relative to the first pole, the upper lock pin to be restrained when the upper lock pin is in the raised lock position, the upper lock pin to be unrestrained when the upper lock pin is in the lowered unlock position. A lower lock pin is attached to a lower end of the first pole and is movable between a descended lock position and an elevated unlock position relative to the first pole. The lower lock pin is to extend lower than the lowermost edge of the curtain assembly when the lower lock pin is in the descended lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Charles J. Ashelin, David J. Hoffmann, Frank Heim, Kelly Allen, Timothy J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10908903
    Abstract: A system and method of implementing a wait state for a plurality of threads executing on a computer processor core of the processor. The processor is configured to execute instruction streams by the plurality of threads, wherein the plurality of threads includes a first thread and a set of remaining threads and determine that the first thread has entered a first wait state loop. The processor is also configured to determine that any of the set of remaining threads has not entered a corresponding wait state loop and remain by the first thread in the first wait state loop until each of the set of remaining threads has entered the corresponding wait state loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Bradbury, Fadi Y. Busaba, Mark S. Farrell, Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Dan F. Greiner, Lisa C. Heller, Jeffrey P. Kubala, Damian L. Osisek, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10831476
    Abstract: A delay facility is provided in which program execution may be delayed until a predefined event occurs, such as a comparison of memory locations results in a true condition, a timeout is reached, an interruption is made pending or another condition exists. The delay facility includes one or more compare and delay machine instructions used to delay execution. The one or more compare and delay instructions may include a 32-bit compare and delay (CAD) instruction and a 64-bit compare and delay (CADG) instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles W. Gainey, Jr., Dan F. Greiner, Christian Jacobi, Marcel Mitran, Donald W. Schmidt, Timothy J. Slegel
  • Patent number: 10600329
    Abstract: In an approach to providing feedback to a user using a wearable computing device, a computer records an activity being performed by a user operating a wearable computing device, and identifies the activity being performed by the user. The computer retrieves performance data corresponding to the activity being performed by the user, and determines, based on the retrieved performance data and the recorded activity being performed by the user, whether the user deviates from the retrieved performance data. Responsive to determining the user deviates from the retrieved performance data, the computer transmits, based on the retrieved performance data, performance feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Steven K. Schmidt, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 10559214
    Abstract: In an approach to providing feedback to a user using a wearable computing device, a computer records an activity being performed by a user operating a wearable computing device, and identifies the activity being performed by the user. The computer retrieves performance data corresponding to the activity being performed by the user, and determines, based on the retrieved performance data and the recorded activity being performed by the user, whether the user deviates from the retrieved performance data. Responsive to determining the user deviates from the retrieved performance data, the computer transmits, based on the retrieved performance data, performance feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Steven K. Schmidt, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 10447748
    Abstract: A media process may receive, from a client application, a request for media information about a range of media items in a queue of a media application, the request being sent while the media application is executing. The queue includes a previous set of media items that have been played by the media application, a current item (e.g., currently playing), and a future set of items that are to be played The request may specify the range to include the current item and at least one item from the previous set and/or future set. The daemon sends a request to the media application and receives media information from the application. The received media information may include an order of media items and an identifier for each item in the range of items. The received information may be sent to the client application for displaying information about the range of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aurie Bendahan, Edward T. Schmidt, Nicholas J. Paulson, Jason P. Ketterman, Charles Magahern
  • Patent number: 10448324
    Abstract: Certain aspects involve power management subsystems for a distributed antenna system (“DAS”) or other telecommunication system. The power management subsystem can include a measurement module and an optimization module. The measurement module can monitor a utilization metric for a remote unit in the DAS or other telecommunication system. The power optimization module can determine whether the remote unit is underutilized based on the monitored utilization metric. The power optimization module can configure the remote unit for a low-power operation in response to determining that the remote unit is underutilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Neil T. Hobbs, Nelson Christian Schmidt, Jr., Michael J. Williamson, Fred William Phillips, Charles B. Morrison, Christopher Goodman Ranson, Thomas Kummetz, Matthew Thomas Melester
  • Patent number: 10396587
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes integrating a charging pad into a powered device having a power supply, where the powered device is at least one of a monitor and a keyboard. The method includes configuring the charging pad to receive a first chargeable device in a charging position relative to the charging pad. The method further includes configuring the charging pad to deliver an electrical charge from the power supply to the first chargeable device when the chargeable device is in the charging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, James P. Gilchrist, Galina Gorelik, Frank R. LeFevre, Jr., Steven K. Schmidt, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 10382522
    Abstract: Third-party apps on a mobile device can expose their content, such as audio content, video content, music stations, audio books, and so forth, to an in-vehicle computing device via a standardized format for content items that is decoupled from the user interfaces of the third-party apps. In this way, the in-vehicle computing device can display the content items in an in-vehicle user interface without granting providers of the content items access to the in-vehicle user interface. This system can present the content items in a different, independent user interface, even though the content items are associated with a third-party app having its own user interface. Content items encapsulate metadata describing the media, such as a title, subtitle, artwork, playback progress, a content item type, whether the content item is playable, whether the content item is a container item, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Magahern, Edward T. Schmidt, Jason P. Ketterman, Nicholas J. Paulson, Thomas Alsina
  • Publication number: 20100319727
    Abstract: An apparatus for insertion between parallel press plates and cleaning the press plates is disclosed. The cleaning apparatus comprises an abrasive assembly and a linear motor. The abrasive assembly is attached to a first movable member of the linear motor and/or a second movable member of a linear motor. The linear motor is operated using an air pressure supply. As the cleaning apparatus is moved between the parallel press plates, unwanted residue is removed from the parallel press plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6360588
    Abstract: The subject invention pertains to the efficient and accurate detection and analysis of materials passing through a membrane. In a specific example the transport of materials through skin is analyzed. The subject method can allow accurate, precise, and specific real time measurements of compounds crossing a membrane. Accordingly, the subject method can save time in product development of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and protective clothing products, and can also reduce the need for animal and human testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Inventors: Edward Allan Ross, Ian R. Tebbett, Charles J. Schmidt, Timothy Patrick Griffin, Margaret Wheland Couch
  • Patent number: 5927664
    Abstract: A static support device and associated method used to position tilt-in windows into an orientation that is ergonomically efficient for washing. The static support device includes an adjustable elongated member that is held in a vertical orientation by a free standing stand. A cross member is pivotably coupled to the top of the elongated member, wherein the cross member can be locked into an orientation that is generally perpendicular to the vertically supported elongated member. As a result, the overall static support device can assume a free standing T-shaped configuration. The static support device is positioned adjacent to a tilt-in window, whereby the sashes of the window can be tilted to a point where the sash rests upon the cross member. The cross member is padded to prevent damage to the sash. Furthermore, the slip stop elements extend upward from the cross member that engage the frame of the sash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 5170824
    Abstract: A chuck having first and second ends is provided with releasably fastening means at the first end for connection to a veneer lathe. The second end includes a plurality of blades extending from the longitudinal axis to the outer periphery. The backside includes an angled inward portion adjacent the outer edge for aiding the entry into a log. The leading edge includes an outwardly rounded portion adjacent the outer edge and the outer edge is outwardly rounded. The rounded portion and rounded outer edge tend to more firmly grip the ends of a log. The blades may be curved, straight or wave shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4985707
    Abstract: Communications link using the ionized trail of a meteor entering the atmosphere at an altitude of approximately 100 kilometers as reflectors to relay radio frequency energy beyond the horizon using a retrodirective adaptive loop. The retrodirective adaptive loop includes a plurality of conjugate antenna elements, with each conjugate antenna element having a spatial servo-loop circuit. At least two stations having antennas with conjugate elements are required for generating a retrodirective oscillating or phase locked loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: BroadCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Schmidt, Joseph Kadin, S. Eugene Poteat
  • Patent number: 4958398
    Abstract: A robot cleaner for insertion between parallel platens for cleaning the platens. A body having first and second sections movable away and toward each other by an air bladder. Said sections include gripping and scraping blades, each of the sections includes sides movable transversely toward the plate by a bladder. One of the sections grips the platens while the second section traverses across the plates and scrapes and cleans the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4806913
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting when bolts, holding coacting surfaces of two objects together become loose. A gas supply is connected to a gas passageway in one of the bodies which extends to the coacting surfaces. A gas reservoir is positioned downstream of the gas supply and a flow orifice is connected to downstream of the reservoir. A pressure measuring switch is connected to the gas passageway and is actuated upon a drop of gas pressure to a predetermined value. An alarm is connected to the switch and when actuated provides an indication of the separation of the coacting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4766437
    Abstract: Antenna apparatus for changing the antenna radiation pattern includes a transmitter and first and second antenna members. Each antenna member has a plurality of antenna elements which are arranged such that the elements of each antenna member are exponentially amplitude fed. A directional coupler responsive to the transmitter divides the power from the transmitter between the first and second antenna members such that each antenna member is provided with a signal of equal amplitude and phase. A variable phase shifter connected between the directional coupler and one of the antenna members is selectively operable either at 0.degree., or at a predetermined value in the range of about 60.degree. to 120.degree.. A symmetrical pencil beam pattern is provided when the variable phase shifter is set at 0.degree., and a cosecant squared pattern is provided when the variable phase shifter is set at a value in the range of about 60.degree. to 120.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Grumman Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Schmidt, Victor J. Albanese
  • Patent number: 4754788
    Abstract: A four-bladed chuck for attachment to a drive spindle of a veneer lathe. The blades include a first flat side for providing a driving area and a second side in a plane perpendicular to the first side of an adjacent blade. The bottom of the second side extends outwardly from the chuck at the outside of the chuck providing an uprise at the outside of the chuck for holding an end of the log for reducing splitting of the log end and holding a split log together. The plane of the second side is approximately 15 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis for reducing splitting. The blades in the uprise are shaped and formed by circular end mill cutter or by casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4554958
    Abstract: An apparatus for rounding the circumference of a wood log which is supported by two sets of three drive rollers at spaced points between the ends of the log to establish a geometrical center. A knife is positioned extending the length of the log for cutting off a portion of the log for rounding the circumference of the log. The lower rollers are connected together through a shock absorber to accommodate varying diameters and one roller of each set is connected together by a torsion bar. One of the lower rollers of each set is positioned upwardly relative to the other lower roller an amount for allowing the apparatus to provide a maximum yield from different diameter logs. The rollers are of a plurality of self-cleaning, rotatable drive discs. The apparatus may include debarking arms. And the apparatus may sort the rounded up logs by diameter size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Arthur Temple, III
    Inventor: Charles J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4450448
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for use in an n-element electronically scannable array antenna provides a notched auxillary radiation pattern for use in reducing interference energy received in the sidelobes of the antenna's main radiation pattern. The apparatus includes circuitry for feeding the antenna elements in series from one end of the array to the opposed end thereof. Each antenna element is fed through a directional coupler which is responsive to its associated antenna element along with the downstream antenna elements in the array. The directional couplers provide a first output signal for forming a primary radiation pattern. At least one directional coupler also provides a second output signal on receive for forming an auxiliary radiation pattern having a notch in the direction of the primary radiation pattern main beam and electronically steerable therewith, and a relatively uniform response in all other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Grumman Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Albanese, Charles J. Schmidt