Patents by Inventor Charles Morris

Charles Morris 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).

  • Patent number: 10675418
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a piston rod which extends along a longitudinal axis of the drug delivery device, wherein the piston rod is adapted to apply an axial load in the distal direction to a cartridge bung in order to dispense a medicament contained in the cartridge. In order to improve the convenience of the injection process and to mitigate the risk of underdosing due to a blocked needle a cartridge bung load indicator is provided, located at the distal end of the piston rod and adapted to abut against the cartridge bung, wherein the cartridge bung load indicator comprises an indicator element that audibly, tangibly and/or visually indicates a load state of the piston rod to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Oliver Charles Gazeley, James Lewis Gareth, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Matthew Meredith Jones, Robert Frederick Veasey, David Plumptre, Anthony Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10507493
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to integrated modules for Synchronized Array of Vibration Actuators (FIG. 125A). The modules provide physical interface, power and communication interfaces. Each module may include vibration actuators (FIG. 123A) which can be precisely attached and aligned to the module housing, a microcontroller or other microprocessor, and one or more sensors for closed loop control of actuators (FIG. 126G). Interleaved pairs of ERMs having a center of mass in the same plane eliminate parasitic torque. A single module can produce a vibration force that rotates at a specific frequency and magnitude, which on its own could cancel out some types of periodic vibrations (FIG. 125B). Two modules paired together and counter-rotating with respect to each other can produce a directional vibration at a specific frequency and magnitude, which could prove even more useful for canceling out a vibration. Such modules are also employed to produce beating patterns (FIGS. 131-133).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Vibration Corporation
    Inventors: John Houston, Gabe Graham, Charles Alexander Simpkins, Jr., Robert Morris, Nathan Delson
  • Publication number: 20190323504
    Abstract: An insert component for a scroll compressor comprises a polymer and at least one reinforcing or lubricating particle. The insert component comprises an annular body and an axial projection. The annular body defines a first centrally-disposed opening having has a central axis extending therethrough. The annular body has a first side comprising a first contact surface configured to engage a partition plate and a second side a second contact surface configured to engage a floating seal assembly. The first contact surface defines a slope between first and second radial locations. The axial projection extends from the annular body and can be received in a second centrally-disposed opening of the partition plate. The insert component can fluidly seal both a first interface between the first contact surface and the partition plate and a second interface between the second contact surface and a floating seal assembly during operation of the scroll compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Morris DeFord, Charles Penzone Dagenfield, Steven Baker, Yogesh Sudhirarao Mahure
  • Publication number: 20190314138
    Abstract: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Prema Ganesan O'Brien, Jonathan Morris, David R. Erickson, Matthew Rust, Curtis Hanson, Jack Chu, Charles Thomas
  • Patent number: 10421100
    Abstract: One aspect of the technology involves a system for measuring the rotational position of a rotating shaft, including a field source configured to generate a measurable field, a sensor configured to measure the generated field, and a target that is configured to modify the generated field as measured by the sensor to have a shape with (a) at least one measurable feature for a zero reference point, and (b) a shape that varies throughout one or more angles such that a rotational position of the shaft is determined with a selected angular accuracy. There is also a device that receives a query for the rotational position of the shaft a device that responds to the query. Another aspect involves generating multi-frequency vibrations with a single linear resonant actuator (LRA). This LRA can exhibit a beat pattern in response to being driven by the sum of two different sinusoidal functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: General Vibration Corporation
    Inventors: John Houston, Rob Morris, Charles Alexander Simpkins, Jr., Joel A. Murphy, Gabe Graham
  • Publication number: 20190247888
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to integrated modules for Synchronized Array of Vibration Actuators (FIG. 125A). The modules provide physical interface, power and communication interfaces. Each module may include vibration actuators (FIG. 123A) which can be precisely attached and aligned to the module housing, a microcontroller or other microprocessor, and one or more sensors for closed loop control of actuators (FIG. 126G). Interleaved pairs of ERMs having a center of mass in the same plane eliminate parasitic torque. A single module can produce a vibration force that rotates at a specific frequency and magnitude, which on its own could cancel out some types of periodic vibrations (FIG. 125B). Two modules paired together and counter-rotating with respect to each other can produce a directional vibration at a specific frequency and magnitude, which could prove even more useful for canceling out a vibration. Such modules are also employed to produce beating patterns (FIGS. 131-133).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: General Vibration Corporation
    Inventors: John Houston, Gabe Graham, Charles Alexander Simpkins, JR., Robert Morris, Nathan Delson
  • Publication number: 20190244448
    Abstract: In one aspect, a portable electronic device is provided for accessing a secured area to deliver a package therein. The portable electronic device includes a sensor configured to detect an indicium of the package and communication circuitry configured to communicate a message to a server computer associated with the package upon the sensor detecting the indicium. The communication circuitry is further configured to receive delivery information from the server computer, the delivery information including at least a location of the secured area. The portable electronic device further includes a processor operatively coupled to the sensor and the communication circuitry. The processor is configured to cause, via the communication circuitry, the movable barrier operator to open a movable barrier associated with the secured area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Maurien Alamin, Stephen Charles Coates, Jordan Ari Farber, Jeremy Eugene Jenkins, Ghazi Tahir Khan, Erik James Manninen, David R. Morris, Corey Jevon Norman, Sapta Gireesh Pudipeddi, Cory Jon Sorice, Gregory John Stanek
  • Publication number: 20190231979
    Abstract: A drug delivery device comprising a housing body; a piston rod configured to rotate in a first direction during dose dispensing under a driving force; and a threaded insert, wherein the piston rod is in threaded engagement with the threaded insert such that during dose dispensing, the piston rod displaces axially in a distal direction relative to the threaded insert for displacement of a cartridge bung. The threaded insert is movable relative to a stop provided in the housing body and a resilient means is provided to bias the threaded insert against the stop so that rotation of the piston rod causes the threaded insert to move away from the stop in response to reaction forces acting on the piston rod (in a proximal direction when the reaction forces exceed the biasing force of the resilient means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Ploch, Aled Meredydd James, Anthony Paul Morris, Matthew Meredith Jones, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Robert Frederick Veasey, David Aubrey Plumptre
  • Publication number: 20190178250
    Abstract: A polymeric composite insert component for a scroll compressor comprises a polymer and at least one reinforcing or lubricating particle. The insert component comprises an annular body and an axial projection. The annular body comprises a first annular inner surface defining a first centrally-disposed opening having a central axis. The annular body has a first side configured to engage a partition plate and a second side configured to engage a floating seal assembly. The axial projection extends from the first side of the annular body. The axial projection is configured to engage the partition plate. The insert component is configured to fluidly seal first and second interfaces during operation of the compressor. The first interface is defined between the first contact surface and the partition plate. The second interface defined between the second contact surface and the floating seal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Morris DeFord, Charles Penzone Dagenfield, Steven Baker
  • Patent number: 10307244
    Abstract: A polymer coating/ring is employed to aid in the sealing and connection of modular elements used in body flow lumens for the exclusion and bypass of diseased regions of the flow lumen, such as where aneurysm occurs adjacent to branching blood vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Prema Ganesan, Jonathan Morris, David R. Erickson, Matthew Rust, Curtis Hanson, Jack Chu, Charles Thomas
  • Patent number: 9663418
    Abstract: A system for making cyclohexylbenzene starting from benzene and hydrogen includes a first benzene preparation column, a hydroalkylation reactor, a dehydrogenation reactor, a second distillation column for cyclohexylbenzene separation, a third distillation column for cyclohexylbenzene purification, a transalkylation reactor, and a fourth distillation column for separating cyclohexylbenzene from transalkylation effluent. All components are integrated to achieve a high-purity cyclohexylbenzene product produced with a high yield and high overall energy efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Becker, James R. Lattner, Francisco M. Benitez, Charles Morris Smith
  • Patent number: 9656934
    Abstract: In a process for producing phenol, a cleavage feed comprising cyclohexylbenzene hydroperoxide is supplied to a cleavage reaction zone and a cleavage reaction mixture comprising the cleavage feed is contacted in the cleavage reaction zone with a solid acid catalyst under conditions effective to produce a cleavage effluent comprising phenol and cyclohexanone. The cleavage effluent is then divided into at least a cleavage product and a cleavage recycle and the cleavage recycle and a polar solvent is supplied to the cleavage reaction zone to produce the cleavage reaction mixture with the cleavage feed. Preferably, the polar solvent is combined with the cleavage recycle before being charged into the cleavage reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Nair, Christopher L. Becker, Karen S. Nimmo, James R. Lattner, Francisco M. Benitez, Charles Morris Smith
  • Patent number: 9639526
    Abstract: Techniques are described for improving language translation of content (e.g., web content) on computing devices (e.g., mobile computing devices). For example, automatic translation can be performed when entering reading view in association with displayed web content by determining that the displayed web content is not in a language that is understood by the user (e.g., as indicated by language settings). As another example, language-related meta-data can be passed between applications and used in language detection of content, such as web content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Oren Freiberg, Chris Wendt, Vikram Dendi, Charles Morris, Chee Chen Tong, Yongik Chung
  • Patent number: 9580368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for dehydrogenating a saturated cyclic hydrocarbon and/or 5-membered ring compound with a dehydrogenation catalyst. The dehydrogenation catalyst comprises: (i) 0.05 wt % to 5 wt % of a metal selected from Group 14 of the Periodic Table of Elements; and (ii) 0.1 wt % to 10 wt % of a metal selected from Groups 6 to 10 of the Periodic Table of Elements. The process is conducted under dehydrogenation conditions effective to dehydrogenate at least a portion saturated cyclic hydrocarbon and/or 5-membered ring compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Tan-Jen Chen, Jihad Mohammed Dakka, Terry Eugene Helton, Francisco Manuel Benitez, Charles Morris Smith, Lorenzo Cophard DeCaul
  • Patent number: 9545622
    Abstract: A hydroalkylation catalyst comprising a molecular sieve and a compound of a hydrogenation metal is activated by treating the catalyst at a temperature of less than about 250° C. in the presence of hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Teng Xu, Edward Andrew Lemon, Jr., Terry Eugene Helton, Tan-Jen Chen, Charles Morris Smith
  • Patent number: 9547468
    Abstract: A system running on a mobile device such as a smartphone is configured to expose a user interface (UI) to enable a user to specify web pages that can be pinned to a start screen of the device. Once pinned, the user may launch a web page by voice command from any location on the UI or from within any experience that is currently being supported on the device. Thus, the user can be on a call with a friend talking about a new video game and then use a voice command to launch a web browser application on the mobile device that navigates to a pinned web page having information about the game's release date. Web pages can be readily pinned and unpinned from the start screen through the UI. When a web page is unpinned from the start screen, the system disables voice web navigation for it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi Yen, Derek Liddell, Kenneth Reneris, Charles Morris, Dieter Rindle, Tanvi Surti, Michael Stephens, Eka Tjung
  • Publication number: 20160376212
    Abstract: Disclosed are (i) a process for making cyclohexylbenzene by benzene hydroalkylation with a low methylcyclopentylbenzene selectivity; and (ii) a process of making phenol and/or cyclohexanone from cyclohexylbenzene including a step of removing methylcyclopentylbenzene from the cyclohexylbenzene feed supplied to the oxidation step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Morris Smith, Tan-Jen Chen, Terry E. Helton, Jane C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 9475745
    Abstract: In a process for producing phenol and cyclohexanone, a cleavage feed containing greater than 40 wt % and no greater than 95 wt % cyclohexyl-1-phenyl-1-hydroperoxide, and at least 5 wt % and less than 60 wt % cyclohexylbenzene is mixed with at least phenol, cyclohexanone, water, and sulfuric acid to produce a cleavage reaction mixture containing from 15 wt % to 50 wt % phenol, from 15 wt % to 50 wt % cyclohexanone, from 1 wt % to 10 wt % cyclohexyl-1-phenyl-1-hydroperoxide, from 5 wt % to 60 wt % cyclohexylbenzene, from 0.1 wt % to 4 wt % water, and from 10 wppm to 1000 wppm sulfuric acid. The cleavage reaction mixture is then reacted at a temperature from 30° C. and to 70° C., and a pressure of at least 1 atmosphere for a time sufficient to convert at least 50% of said cyclohexyl-1-phenyl-1-hydroperoxide in said cleavage reaction mixture and produce a cleavage effluent containing phenol and cyclohexanone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Keith H. Kuechler, Charles Morris Smith, Francisco M. Benitez, Kun Wang, Hari Nair, Travis A. Reine, Gabor Kiss, Roberto Garcia, Christopher L. Becker
  • Patent number: 9469580
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for dehydrogenating a hydrocarbon with a dehydrogenation catalyst comprising a step of activating the catalyst precursor in a H2-containing atmosphere. A particularly advantageous activation process includes heating the catalyst precursor to a temperature in a range from 400° C. to 600° C. The process of the present disclosure is particularly advantageous for dehydrogenating cyclohexane to make benzene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Tan-Jen Chen, Christopher L. Becker, Hari Nair, Francisco M. Benitez, Charles Morris Smith
  • Patent number: 9469589
    Abstract: In a process for producing phenol and/or cyclohexanone, cyclohexylbenzene is contacted with an oxygen-containing gas in the presence of an oxidation catalyst under oxidation conditions effective to produce an oxidation effluent comprising cyclohexylbenzene hydroperoxide. At least a portion of the oxidation effluent is then subjected to a concentrating step to produce a cleavage feed having a higher concentration of cyclohexylbenzene hydroperoxide than the oxidation effluent. A cleavage reaction mixture comprising the cleavage feed is then contacted with a solid acid catalyst in a cleavage reaction zone under conditions effective to produce a cleavage product comprising phenol and cyclohexanone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Nair, Christopher L. Becker, Jason D. Davis, Charles Morris Smith