Patents by Inventor Chris Turner

Chris Turner 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: 20170013936
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a cosmetic product includes a first container member and a second container member shaped and dimensioned for coupling together so as to define a cavity therebetween for storing a cosmetic product. The first container member includes an exterior surface and an interior surface. The first container member further includes an apex having an aperture formed therein and an open end opposite the apex, the open end defining a circumferential free edge that is opposite the aperture. A plurality of ribs radially extend from the interior surface of the first container member toward a central axis running through a center of the aperture such that the plurality of ribs define an elongated passageway extending on the central axis. Each of the plurality of ribs includes an edge attached to the interior surface, a free edge and a supporting edge shaped and dimensioned for supporting cosmetic product above the supporting edge after cosmetic product is gravity fed through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Schlatter, Chris Turner
  • Publication number: 20170013935
    Abstract: A container for dispensing a cosmetic product includes a first container member and a second container member shaped and dimensioned for coupling together so as to define a cavity therebetween for storing the cosmetic product. A molding capsule is positioned within the cavity between the first container member and the second container member. The molding capsule includes a base structure coupled to the interior surface of the first container member, the base structure having an aperture through which the cosmetic product is fed. The molding capsule also including a forming cup coupled to the interior surface of the second container member, the forming cup having an interior surface which defines the shape of a cosmetic product. The base structure and the forming cup define a molding cavity in which the cosmetic product is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Schlatter, Chris Turner, David Barchus
  • Publication number: 20160160753
    Abstract: A portable generator system is disclosed which includes a portable generator and an auxiliary fuel tank. The auxiliary fuel tank may be mounted to and removed from the portable generator without tools. A fuel connector between the auxiliary fuel tank and the portable generator includes a male fitting and a female fitting. The male fitting engages the female fitting without tools and aids in aligning the auxiliary fuel tank with the portable generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathon Boutot, Nicolas Saeger, Casey Daugherty, Margaret Whitney Montondo, Kevin Cole, Joel Soto, Chris Turner
  • Patent number: 9217410
    Abstract: A control system for manipulating operation of an engine of a portable engine powered device includes a choke and primer control that simplifies starting of the engine. The control system includes a dial that is associated with a choke control to effectuate choking of the engine during starting of the engine. The control system includes a primer control that is configured to provide an initial fuel charge to the engine. Preferably, the control system includes a single input that effectuates both the choke and primer operations associated with starting the engine. Preferably, the dial is moveable in a rotational direction to effectuate the choking operation and is movable in a longitudinal or axial direction to effectuate the priming operation such that user interaction with only the single input effectuates the sequence of the engine starting fuel control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Turner, Kevin Cole, Jennifer Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20150318589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power management system for supplying backup DC power to peak and/or high current demand battery applications, such as motor starting or an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) used to power a critical load, such as, a data bus or other critical load, after an event, such as loss of primary AC or DC input, during relatively cold ambient temperatures. Two or more heaters may be provided; for example, a low power heater and a high power heater. In a maintenance mode, the low power heater is used to maintain the batteries at a predetermined temperature. In this mode, the battery charger is used to power the low power heater. In a boost mode, after the primary AC or DC input is restored, and the battery temperature is too low to back up the critical load, the battery charger supplies power to one or both of the heaters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Keating, I, Chris Turner, Robert F. Wentink, Tai-Guang Huang
  • Patent number: 8886808
    Abstract: A communication protocol specification is divided into subsets of parameters based on patterns established by equipment vendors. A combination of subsets is selected based on parameters and features supported by particular network devices installed in a network. A user interface facilitates convenient creation or modification of a configuration file, which instructs a network device how to format a communication message and what information is to be contained therein. After the configuration file is loaded into a device, it controls software switches in the device such that features and parameters corresponding to the parameters selected with the user interface and controlled by the switches are either enabled or disable based on the parameters selected. Supported parameter combinations for popular equipment may be prestored so that selection with the interface of a particular piece of equipment automatically edits the configuration file according to the features and parameters supported by said equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Carter, Chris Turner, Michael P. Sullivan, Robert Eng, Bruce McClelland
  • Publication number: 20140174393
    Abstract: A control system for manipulating operation of an engine of a portable engine powered device includes a choke and primer control that simplifies starting of the engine. The control system includes a dial that is associated with a choke control to effectuate choking of the engine during starting of the engine. The control system includes a primer control that is configured to provide an initial fuel charge to the engine. Preferably, the control system includes a single input that effectuates both the choke and primer operations associated with starting the engine. Preferably, the dial is moveable in a rotational direction to effectuate the choking operation and is movable in a longitudinal or axial direction to effectuate the priming operation such that user interaction with only the single input effectuates the sequence of the engine starting fuel control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Turner, Kevin Cole, Jennifer Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20140087764
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for calculating a distance to objects or a nearest object to a wireless enabled device. The method includes the steps of broadcasting a signal by the wireless enabled device to data tags, receiving by the data tags the signal by the wireless enabled device, and obtaining by each of the data tags a signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device based on the signal from the wireless enabled device. Each of the data tags in a range transmits a signal to the wireless enabled device including the signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device. Each signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device is communicated to a positioning and communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: IVIU Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sturdivant, Joaquin Felipe Brown, Chris Turner, David E. Brown, Aaron Dewitt
  • Publication number: 20140081880
    Abstract: A content management system disclosed communicates between commercial participants and social media participants connected by a social media network including a location-centric system that tracks store locations of its commercial participants relative to a location of one or more mobile communication devices of one or more portions of social media participants. A product and service licensing center categorizes the commercial participants in accordance with a level of economic benefit participation in relationship to the location of the one or more mobile communication devices of the social media participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph C. Estes, JR., Joaquin Brown, Dave B. McLelland, DeAnna Carels, Chris Turner, Lyndsie Lee Olson
  • Publication number: 20130317895
    Abstract: A consumer-based purchase and referral rewards loyalty system is disclosed. In the system, mobile communication devices include a location tracking devices. Data tags or other wireless communication devices are enabled to communicate with one or more mobile communication devices and to collect an identification code of each. Custom sales presentation module communicatively couples to the mobile communication devices and the data tags or wireless communication devices. Responsive to a locality of goods or services proximal to or predicted proximal to the location tracking devices, the custom sales presentation module generates a user specific sales presentation, which is sent to one or more mobile communication devices to advertise products or services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Turner, Rick Sturdivant, Joaquin Felipe Brown
  • Patent number: 8594638
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for calculating a distance to objects or a nearest object to a wireless enabled device. The method includes the steps of broadcasting a signal by the wireless enabled device to data tags, receiving by the data tags the signal by the wireless enabled device, and obtaining by each of the data tags a signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device based on the signal from the wireless enabled device. Each of the data tags in a range transmits a signal to the wireless enabled device including the signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device. Each signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device is communicated to a positioning and communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: IVIU Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Sturdivant, Joaquin Felipe Brown, David E. Brown, Chris Turner, Aaron Dewitt
  • Publication number: 20130181867
    Abstract: A location based system is disclosed. One or more phased array modules are configured to scan to determine a signal strength indicator of a signal broadcasted from at least one wireless mobile device within a distance area. Based on a signal strength indicator measured at multiple angular directions by the one or more phased array modules from the at least one wireless mobile device, a location of each wireless mobile device is determined within a room, building, or outside location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Rick Sturdivant, Joaquin Felipe Brown, Chris Turner
  • Publication number: 20130185547
    Abstract: A wireless network reset system is disclosed. The system couples or connects to a power supply line. A microcontroller software module senses a signal from a Wi-Fi module that indicates a halting of a processor function. A reset module executes a reset based on the halting of the processor function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Rick Sturdivant, Joaquin Felipe Brown, Chris Turner
  • Publication number: 20130040588
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for calculating a distance to objects or a nearest object to a wireless enabled device. The method includes the steps of broadcasting a signal by the wireless enabled device to data tags, receiving by the data tags the signal by the wireless enabled device, and obtaining by each of the data tags a signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device based on the signal from the wireless enabled device. Each of the data tags in a range transmits a signal to the wireless enabled device including the signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device. Each signal strength indicator of the wireless enabled device is communicated to a positioning and communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Rick Sturdivant, Joaquin Felipe Brown, David E. Brown, Chris Turner, Aaron Dewitt
  • Publication number: 20120188939
    Abstract: Wireless information communication and delivery systems are described herein that include at least one wireless-enabled device, a device location system, a positioning and communication system, and an information repository system. A configurable wireless protocol device is disclosed that includes a multi-modal transceiver that can establish a communication network with a local wireless-enabled device. A wireless network is described that includes: at least one configurable wireless protocol device; at least one wireless-enabled device; and at least one wireless access point. Methods of locating a wireless-enabled device are described and include: providing a wireless-enabled device, providing a configurable wireless protocol device comprising a modified wireless-protocol; and utilizing the configurable wireless protocol device to actively scan for the wireless-enabled device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: David E. Brown, Rick Sturdivant, Aaron DeWitt, Chris Turner
  • Publication number: 20120055739
    Abstract: A standoff device for positioning a ladder with respect to a supporting structure which is temporarily and rigidly attached to the upper end of a ladder for the purpose of holding the ladder away from the structure against which the ladder is leaning to provide more stability and means to provide a comfortable distance between the user and the structure during tasks such as painting, power washing house frame and sidings, and for the installation and cleaning of gutters, for carpentry, roofing, tree trimming and pruning. The standoff comprises a pivotal frame which is moveably and adjustably secured to a selected rung of the ladder with the pivotal movement limited by chain, rope, strap, strut, telescoping member, or other holding means attached to a lower portion of the ladder such as a lower rung. The standoff device includes a frame having extendable legs having padded rollers journal led on the end thereof which contact the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: John G. Day, Chris Turner
  • Patent number: D756037
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Schlatter, Chris Turner
  • Patent number: D768336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Schlatter, Chris Turner
  • Patent number: D776354
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Schlatter, Chris Turner, David Barchus
  • Patent number: D777985
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventors: Gary Schlatter, Chris Turner, David Barchus