Patents by Inventor Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards 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: 11220265
    Abstract: A method of controlling the engine of a vehicle having a stop-in-gear (SIG) stop-start system includes: a control module determining that a brake is being applied, based on an output from a brake sensor, and that a transmission is in an in-gear position, based on an output from a transmission sensor; and, while the brake is applied and the transmission is in an in-gear position, the control module causing the engine to start in response to detecting movement of a clutch pedal towards a released position based on an output from a clutch pedal sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Hesketh, Gary Paisley, Dilli Poudel, Chris Edward Pedlar
  • Patent number: 11086612
    Abstract: An information handling system may include at least one processor, an information handling resource including a firmware, and a memory having an initial identifier stored therein. The information handling system may receive a first firmware update package specifying the initial identifier, wherein the first firmware update package includes therein an intermediate identifier different from the initial identifier; based on the first firmware update package specifying the initial identifier, update the firmware with contents of the first firmware update package, and update the initial identifier in the memory with the intermediate identifier; receive a second firmware update package specifying the intermediate identifier; and based on the second firmware update package specifying the intermediate identifier, update the firmware with contents of the second firmware update package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh Ponraj Samuel, Anand Prakash Joshi, Zhao Hui Yu, Chris Edward Pepper
  • Patent number: 11046220
    Abstract: A seating system for a vehicle includes a seat-back frame and a backboard attached to the seat-back frame. An attachment arrangement includes an elongated member attached to the seat-back frame and the backboard, and is configured to remain attached to the seat-back frame and the backboard by plastically deforming when the seat-back frame and the backboard are subjected to a separation force of a predetermined magnitude greater than a magnitude otherwise required to detach the elongated member from the backboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Edwards, Adam Clark
  • Publication number: 20210140400
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an engine. In one example, a method of operating an engine of a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a brake pedal, a clutch pedal and a transmission having a neutral position and at least one in-gear position, comprises starting the engine if either the brake pedal of the vehicle is released or the transmission has been in neutral for a predetermined period of time, and the clutch pedal of the vehicle is depressed concurrently with the transmission being moved out of the neutral position into an in-gear position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Gary Paisley, Hank Kwong, Dilli Poudel, Chris Edward Pedlar, David Hesketh
  • Publication number: 20210093903
    Abstract: A wearable, garment-supported air-purification system has a source of filtered forced air communicating with a face mask filter for securing over a user's mouth and nose. The source of filtered forced air is supported in the garment, such as a scarf, at a location spaced from the face filter mask. The source of filtered forced air communicates with the face filter mask through a closed air channel such as a flexible hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Chris EDWARDS, James HENDERSON, Elmien DICKER
  • Publication number: 20210078474
    Abstract: A seating system for a vehicle includes a seat-back frame and a backboard attached to the seat-back frame. An attachment arrangement includes an elongated member attached to the seat-back frame and the backboard, and is configured to remain attached to the seat-back frame and the backboard by plastically deforming when the seat-back frame and the backboard are subjected to a separation force of a predetermined magnitude greater than a magnitude otherwise required to detach the elongated member from the backboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Chris EDWARDS, Adam CLARK
  • Publication number: 20210070297
    Abstract: A method of controlling the engine of a vehicle having a stop-in-gear (SIG) stop-start system comprises: a control module determining that a brake is being applied, based on an output from a brake sensor, and that a transmission is in an in-gear position, based on an output from a transmission sensor; and, while the brake is applied and the transmission is in an in-gear position, the control module causing the engine to start in response to detecting movement of a clutch pedal towards a released position based on an output from a clutch pedal sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: David Hesketh, Gary Paisley, Dilli Poudel, Chris Edward Pedlar
  • Publication number: 20210048997
    Abstract: An information handling system may include at least one processor, an information handling resource including a firmware, and a memory having an initial identifier stored therein. The information handling system may receive a first firmware update package specifying the initial identifier, wherein the first firmware update package includes therein an intermediate identifier different from the initial identifier; based on the first firmware update package specifying the initial identifier, update the firmware with contents of the first firmware update package, and update the initial identifier in the memory with the intermediate identifier; receive a second firmware update package specifying the intermediate identifier; and based on the second firmware update package specifying the intermediate identifier, update the firmware with contents of the second firmware update package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh Ponraj SAMUEL, Anand Prakash JOSHI, Zhao Hui YU, Chris Edward PEPPER
  • Publication number: 20200249654
    Abstract: A system has a virtual-world (VW) controller and a physical-world (PW) controller. The pairing of a PW element with a VW element establishes them as corresponding physical and virtual twins. The VW controller and/or the PW controller receives measurements from one or more sensors characterizing aspects of the physical world, the VW controller generates the virtual twin, and the VW controller and/or the PW controller generates commands for one or more actuators affecting aspects of the physical world. To coordinate the corresponding virtual and physical twins, (i) the VW controller controls the virtual twin based on the physical twin or (ii) the PW controller controls the physical twin based on the virtual twin. Depending on the operating mode, one of the VW and PW controllers is a master controller, and the other is a slave controller, where the virtual and physical twins are both controlled based on one of VW or PW forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Cy-Fighter LLC
    Inventors: Chris Edwards, Tristan Fogt
  • Patent number: 10734237
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for subtractively fabricating three-dimensional structures relative to a surface of a substrate and for additively depositing metal and dopant atoms onto the surface and for diffusing them into the bulk. A chemical solution is applied to the surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a spatial pattern of electron-hole pairs is generated by projecting a spatial pattern of illumination characterized by a specified intensity, wavelength and duration at each pixel of a plurality of pixels on the surface. Charge carriers are driven away from the surface of the semiconductor on a timescale short compared to the carrier recombination lifetime. Such methods are applied to creating a spatially varying doping profile in the semiconductor substrate, a photonic integrated circuit and an integrated photonic microfluidic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Lynford Goddard, Kaiyuan Wang, Chris Edwards, Lonna Edwards, Xin Yu, Gang Logan Liu, Samuel Washington, Shailendra Srivastava, Terry Koker, Julianne Lee, Catherine Britt Carlson
  • Patent number: 10693664
    Abstract: Systems and methods to build a trusted HTTPS session on a limited pre-boot BIOS environment in an information handling system. The information handling system may include a BIOS that may be stored in a secure read-only region of a flash storage. The BIOS may download signed certification authority (CA) information from a server based on a target location that may be stored at the secure read-only region. The BIOS may authenticate the signed CA information based on a public key that may be stored at the secure read-only region. The BIOS may, when the signed CA information is authenticated, download a root CA chain from the server and authenticate the root CA chain. The BIOS may, when the root CA chain is authenticated, establish a secure encrypted transport layer security (TLS) session with the server based the root CA chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Purushothama R. Malluru, Christopher Channing Griffin, Chris Edward Pepper, Ibrahim Sayyed, Alok Pant
  • Publication number: 20200028696
    Abstract: Systems and methods to build a trusted HTTPS session on a limited pre-boot BIOS environment in an information handling system. The information handling system may include a BIOS that may be stored in a secure read-only region of a flash storage. The BIOS may download signed certification authority (CA) information from a server based on a target location that may be stored at the secure read-only region. The BIOS may authenticate the signed CA information based on a public key that may be stored at the secure read-only region. The BIOS may, when the signed CA information is authenticated, download a root CA chain from the server and authenticate the root CA chain. The BIOS may, when the root CA chain is authenticated, establish a secure encrypted transport layer security (TLS) session with the server based the root CA chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Purushothama R. Malluru, Christopher Channing Griffin, Chris Edward Pepper, Ibrahim Sayyed, Alok Pant
  • Publication number: 20190338945
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include high-temperature staged recirculating burners and radiant tube burner assemblies that provide high efficiency, low NOx and CO emissions, and uniform temperature characteristics. One such staged recirculating burner includes a combustion tube having inside and outside helical fins forming opposing spiral pathways for combustion gases and products of combustion, a combustion nozzle coupled to the combustion tube, a gas tube running axially into the combustion tube, and a staging gas nozzle coupled to the gas tube, where the staging gas nozzle includes radial exit holes into the combustion tube and an axial gas staging tube extending into the combustion nozzle to stage combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chris Edward VANDEGRIFT, Thomas D. BRISELDEN, Mitchell D. CORNELIUS, Anthony J. ZAMBANINI, Thomas M. REILLY
  • Patent number: 10458646
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include high-temperature staged recirculating burners and radiant tube burner assemblies that provide high efficiency, low NOx and CO emissions, and uniform temperature characteristics. One such staged recirculating burner includes a combustion tube having inside and outside helical fins forming opposing spiral pathways for combustion gases and products of combustion, a combustion nozzle coupled to the combustion tube, a gas tube running axially into the combustion tube, and a staging gas nozzle coupled to the gas tube, where the staging gas nozzle includes radial exit holes into the combustion tube and an axial gas staging tube extending into the combustion nozzle to stage combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Selas Heat Technology Company LLC, Spinworks International Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Edward Vandegrift, Thomas D. Briselden, Mitchell D. Cornelius, Anthony J. Zambanini, Thomas M. Reilly
  • Patent number: 10337728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include high-temperature staged recirculating burners and radiant tube burner assemblies that provide high efficiency, low NOx and CO emissions, and uniform temperature characteristics. One such staged recirculating burner includes a combustion tube having inside and outside helical fins forming opposing spiral pathways for combustion gases and products of combustion, a combustion nozzle coupled to the combustion tube, a gas tube running axially into the combustion tube, and a staging gas nozzle coupled to the gas tube, where the staging gas nozzle includes radial exit holes into the combustion tube and an axial gas staging tube extending into the combustion nozzle to stage combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Selas Heat Technology Company LLC, Spinworks International Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Edward Vandegrift, Thomas D. Briselden, Mitchell D. Cornelius, Anthony J. Zambanini, Thomas M. Reilly
  • Publication number: 20190193493
    Abstract: A mower and cart are attached with a hitch that allows movement of the cart relative to the mower about two axes and constrains movement of the cart relative to the mower about another axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventor: Chris Edward Gaalema
  • Patent number: 10227027
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat back that is mounted on a base for relative movement between a first seat position and a second seat position. An armrest is mounted on the seat back for relative movement between a stowed position and a use position. An armrest restrictor prevents movement of the armrest relative to the seat back when the seat back is moved from the first seat position toward the second seat position and allows movement of the armrest relative to the seat back when the seat back is in the first seat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Chris Edwards
  • Patent number: 10174941
    Abstract: A gas burner system comprising a longitudinal burner body defining a longitudinal central cavity, and a ribbon pack configured to be removably installed into the central cavity, the ribbon pack comprising: (i) at least one ribbon positioned between a first vertical wall and a second vertical wall; (ii) a first transverse arm extending horizontally outward from a first longitudinal side of the ribbon pack; (iii) a second transverse arm extending horizontally outward from a second longitudinal side of the ribbon pack, wherein the first and second transverse arms are configured to attach to the longitudinal burner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SELAS HEAT TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Guoguang Su, Steve Mathis, Chris Edward Vandegrift, James Pezzuto, Matthew M. Knepper
  • Publication number: 20190001849
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat back that is mounted on a base for relative movement between a first seat position and a second seat position. An armrest is mounted on the seat back for relative movement between a stowed position and a use position. An armrest restrictor prevents movement of the armrest relative to the seat back when the seat back is moved from the first seat position toward the second seat position and allows movement of the armrest relative to the seat back when the seat back is in the first seat position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Chris Edwards
  • Patent number: 10115599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for subtractively fabricating three-dimensional structures relative to a surface of a substrate and for additively depositing metal and dopant atoms onto the surface and for diffusing them into the bulk. A chemical solution is applied to the surface of the semiconductor substrate, and a spatial pattern of electron-hole pairs is generated by projecting a spatial pattern of illumination characterized by a specified intensity, wavelength and duration at each pixel of a plurality of pixels on the surface. An electrical potential is applied across the interface of the semiconductor and the solution with a specified temporal profile relative to the temporal profile of the spatial pattern of illumination. Such methods are applied to the fabrication of a photodetector integral with a parabolic reflector, cell size sorting chips, a three-dimensional photonic bandgap chip, a photonic integrated circuit, and an integrated photonic microfluidic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Lynford Goddard, Kaiyuan Wang, Chris Edwards, Lonna Edwards, Xin Yu, Gang Logan Liu, Terry Koker