Patents by Inventor Chris Davies

Chris Davies 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: 20190384565
    Abstract: An example computing device is configured to perform functions including receiving a plurality of spectral data associated with a respective plurality of playback environments corresponding to a respective plurality of playback devices. The functions also include, based on the plurality of spectral data, determining a plurality of representative spectral characteristics. The functions also include receiving particular spectral data associated with a particular playback environment corresponding to a particular playback device and identifying a given one of the representative spectral characteristics that is representative of the particular spectral data. The functions also include, based on the given one of the representative spectral characteristics, identifying calibration data for use by the particular playback device when playing back audio and transmitting, to the particular playback device, the calibration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Klaus Hartung, Simon Jarvis, Tim Sheen, Chris Davies
  • Publication number: 20190387337
    Abstract: An example computing device is configured to perform functions including receiving calibration data corresponding respectively to a plurality of playback devices, where each playback device in the plurality of playback devices is located in a respective playback environment other than a first playback environment. The functions also include receiving playback device characteristic data respectively indicating at least one playback device characteristic for each playback device of the plurality of playback devices. The functions also include, based on at least the calibration data and the playback device characteristic data, determining updated playback device configuration information and transmitting data indicating the updated playback device configuration information to a given playback device located in the first environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Jarvis, Klaus Hartung, Chris Davies, Tim Sheen
  • Patent number: 10436549
    Abstract: An improved handguard for AR type rifles is shown. The handguard system uses an offset cam with a dual tapered side surface that engages a tapered circumferential groove on the barrel nut. Tightening the cam in place forces the receiver end of the handguard to clamp simultaneously against the barrel nut and against the front edge of the upper receiver of the rifle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 5TH AXIS, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Robert Davies
  • Publication number: 20190299939
    Abstract: The invention provides an air and fluid cleaning system for propelling a cleaning fluid and air onto a vehicle vision device such as a vehicle camera system. The cleaning system comprises at least one fluid nozzle aimed at the camera; at least one cleaning fluid pump fluidly connected to both a fluid supply conduit and a cleaning fluid source; at least one air nozzle aimed at the vehicle camera; and at least one telescopic air jet fluidly connected to the air nozzle, hydraulically connected to the fluid supply conduit, and operated by the fluid pressure provided by the cleaning fluid pump; such that during a first operation time interval only cleaning fluid is propelled onto the vehicle camera and during a second operation time interval only an air jet burst is propelled onto the vehicle camera. The invention further includes a method for cleaning a vehicle camera exposed to ambient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Aaron Williams
  • Patent number: 10414383
    Abstract: The invention provides an air and fluid cleaning system for propelling a cleaning fluid and air onto a vehicle vision device such as a vehicle camera system. The cleaning system comprises at least one fluid nozzle aimed at the camera; at least one cleaning fluid pump fluidly connected to both a fluid supply conduit and a cleaning fluid source; at least one air nozzle aimed at the vehicle camera; and at least one telescopic air jet fluidly connected to the air nozzle, hydraulically connected to the fluid supply conduit, and operated by the fluid pressure provided by the cleaning fluid pump; such that during a first operation time interval only cleaning fluid is propelled onto the vehicle camera and during a second operation time interval only an air jet burst is propelled onto the vehicle camera. The invention further includes a method for cleaning a vehicle camera exposed to ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Aaron Williams
  • Patent number: 10405116
    Abstract: A computing device may transmit playback device configuration information to a given playback device. The computing device may then receive calibration data corresponding to each playback device of a plurality of playback devices, and receive playback device characteristic data indicating at least one playback device characteristic for each playback device of the plurality of playback devices. Based on at least the received calibration data and the received playback device characteristic data, the computing device may determine updated playback device configuration information and transmit data indicating the updated playback device configuration information to the given playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Jarvis, Klaus Hartung, Chris Davies, Tim Sheen
  • Patent number: 10402154
    Abstract: A computing device may maintain a database of representative spectral characteristics. The computing device may also receive particular spectral data associated with a particular playback environment corresponding to the particular playback device. Based on the particular spectral data, the computing device may identify one of the representative spectral characteristics from the database that substantially matches the particular spectral data, and then identify, in the database, an audio processing algorithm based on a) the identified representative spectral characteristic and b) at least one characteristic of the particular playback device. The computing device may then transmit, to the particular playback device, data indicating the identified audio processing algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Hartung, Simon Jarvis, Tim Sheen, Chris Davies
  • Publication number: 20190249009
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods including incorporation of additives into a bulk materials container by coating, impregnating, or otherwise applying the additives to at least a portion of the container and/or the material comprising the container. The container may be intended for containing bulk material used in a batch or continuous process, where the container can be consumed by the process along with the bulk material. The additives incorporated into the container can be substances that may be used by the process. The additives can modify the process. The additives can modify and/or condition the product being formed by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Mark Terry
  • Publication number: 20190231657
    Abstract: A salicylic acid gel contains salicylic acid, a thickener, and a stabilizer compound. The gel may be diluted and/or incorporated into final skin care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Gerlach, Michael Davies
  • Patent number: 10316191
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods including incorporation of additives into a bulk materials container by coating, impregnating, or otherwise applying the additives to at least a portion of the container and/or the material comprising the container. The container may be intended for containing bulk material used in a batch or continuous process, where the container can be consumed by the process along with the bulk material. The additives incorporated into the container can be substances that may be used by the process. The additives can modify the process. The additives can modify and/or condition the product being formed by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Potters Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Mark Terry
  • Patent number: 10266704
    Abstract: A method or applying a fast curing epoxy traffic marking composition is provided in which curing agents are coated on a carrier such as glass beads or porous silica. These carriers are dropped onto the epoxy coating and promote rapid curing of the top layer of the epoxy coating while the bottom layer is given additional time to adhere to the roadway surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Potters Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Suruliappa Jeganathan, Chris Davies, Kevin Goforth
  • Publication number: 20190040267
    Abstract: A method for applying a fast curing epoxy traffic marking composition is provided in which curing agents are coated on a carrier such as glass beads or porous silica. These carriers are dropped onto the epoxy coating and promote rapid curing of the top layer of the epoxy coating while the bottom layer is given additional time to adhere to the roadway surface. This enables the application contractor to open a marked roadway in a quicker manner with less motorist disruption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Suruliappa Jeganathan, Chris Davies, Kevin Goforth
  • Patent number: 10184048
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a fast curing epoxy traffic marking composition to a transportation corridor includes a plurality of bins positioned on a transportation corridor marking dispensing apparatus. A first bin contains an epoxy coating which is applied by the dispensing apparatus on a transportation corridor. A second bin contains at least one curing agent which is coated on a carrier such as glass beads or porous silica. These carriers are dropped onto the epoxy coating by the dispensing apparatus and promote rapid curing of the top layer of the epoxy coating while the bottom layer is given additional time to adhere to the roadway surface. This enables the application contractor to open a marked roadway in a quicker manner with less motorist disruption. An optional third bin contains retroreflective beads which are applied to the epoxy coating by the dispenser apparatus to improve visibility of the line marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Potters Industries LLC
    Inventors: Suruliappa Jeganathan, Chris Davies, Kevin Goforth
  • Patent number: 10183653
    Abstract: The invention refers to an on-board vision and cleaning system comprising a sensor unit mounted in a vehicle body, a cleaning fluid source, a cleaning fluid pump, a nozzle carrier, at least one cleaning fluid nozzle attached to the nozzle carrier, wherein the nozzle carrier is designed as a swivel arm which upon actuation may be flipped from a tilted back position which is a rest position into an elevated position which is an operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Steven Shields, Aaron Williams
  • Publication number: 20180230308
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods including incorporation of additives into a bulk materials container by coating, impregnating, or otherwise applying the additives to at least a portion of the container and/or the material comprising the container. The container may be intended for containing bulk material used in a batch or continuous process, where the container can be consumed by the process along with the bulk material. The additives incorporated into the container can be substances that may be used by the process. The additives can modify the process. The additives can modify and/or condition the product being formed by the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Chris Davies, Mark Terry
  • Publication number: 20180136901
    Abstract: A computing device may maintain a database of representative spectral characteristics. The computing device may also receive particular spectral data associated with a particular playback environment corresponding to the particular playback device. Based on the particular spectral data, the computing device may identify one of the representative spectral characteristics from the database that substantially matches the particular spectral data, and then identify, in the database, an audio processing algorithm based on a) the identified representative spectral characteristic and b) at least one characteristic of the particular playback device. The computing device may then transmit, to the particular playback device, data indicating the identified audio processing algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Klaus Hartung, Simon Jarvis, Tim Sheen, Chris Davies
  • Publication number: 20180124535
    Abstract: A computing device may transmit playback device configuration information to a given playback device. The computing device may then receive calibration data corresponding to each playback device of a plurality of playback devices, and receive playback device characteristic data indicating at least one playback device characteristic for each playback device of the plurality of playback devices. Based on at least the received calibration data and the received playback device characteristic data, the computing device may determine updated playback device configuration information and transmit data indicating the updated playback device configuration information to the given playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Simon Jarvis, Klaus Hartung, Chris Davies, Tim Sheen
  • Patent number: 9949054
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for spatial mapping of two or more audio playback devices in a listening environment. Two or more playback devices may signal each other. Based on the signaling, a position of the two or more playback devices relative to each other is determined and a device map of the two or more playback devices in the listening environment is generated based on this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Romi Kadri, Chris Davies
  • Patent number: 9864574
    Abstract: A computing device may maintain a database of representative spectral characteristics. The computing device may also receive particular spectral data associated with a particular playback environment corresponding to the particular playback device. Based on the particular spectral data, the computing device may identify one of the representative spectral characteristics from the database that substantially matches the particular spectral data, and then identify, in the database, an audio processing algorithm based on a) the identified representative spectral characteristic and b) at least one characteristic of the particular playback device. The computing device may then transmit, to the particular playback device, data indicating the identified audio processing algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Hartung, Simon Jarvis, Tim Sheen, Chris Davies
  • Patent number: D856168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
    Inventors: Marcella Makowski, Monica Tavanti, Chris Muenzer, Laura Isabel Duran-Noy, Geraint Davies, Roberta Leah, Lee Wood