Patents by Inventor Christopher A. Wiklof

Christopher A. Wiklof 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: 10847184
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method allow a user to initiate a live stream that includes retrospectively captured images. Initiating the live stream includes providing provisional data that includes retrospectively captured images to a wireless radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10838020
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor array includes non-packaged magnetic sensors disposed on a substrate. The non-packaged magnetic sensors can include bare dice, in one embodiment. In another embodiment, the magnetic sensors are formed directly on the substrate, such as by printing conductive traces on the substrate. In another embodiment, a magnetic sensor array includes a magnetic field converter configured to launch received magnetic fields along an axis corresponding to a magnetic sensor maximum sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVAURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: C. Macgill Lynde, David B. Goodson, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10823401
    Abstract: A combustion system such as a furnace or boiler includes a non-planar perforated flame holder configured to hold a combustion reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Colannino, Douglas W. Karkow, James K. Dansie, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10808927
    Abstract: A combustion system such as a furnace or boiler includes a perforated reaction holder configured to hold a combustion reaction that produces very low oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas W. Karkow, Joseph Colannino, Robert E. Breidenthal, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10808925
    Abstract: A combustion fluid flow barrier includes an aperture to control combustion fluid flow. The combustion fluid is charged by a charge generator. The combustion fluid flow barrier includes at least one flow control electrode operatively coupled to the aperture and configured to selectively allow, attract, or resist passage of the charged combustion fluid through the aperture, depending on voltage applied to the flow control electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas W. Karkow, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Publication number: 20200329002
    Abstract: A computer method includes identifying, with a message augmentation system, message characteristics associated with a plurality of messages, and recording, with the message augmentation system, the message characteristics on one or more blockchains. The computer method includes identifying one or more characteristics of a current message of a user of the message augmentation system by analyzing the current message with the message augmentation system, and identifying, with the message augmentation system, a candidate message augmentation for the current message by querying the one or more blockchains based on the characteristics of the current message. The computer method includes assisting the user to augment the current message with the candidate message augmentation. Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for prompting users to select hashtags to associate with content. A system, device, and method for assigning hashtags to social media content based on sensed parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Patent number: 10801723
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to devices and methods for improving operation of a combustion system. According to various embodiments disclosed herein, a prefabricated integrated combustion assembly is disclosed that may be installed into a combustion chamber of a combustion system. The combustion system may be a new combustion system that is being manufactured or a conventional combustion system that is being retrofitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Wayne Karkow, Joseph Colannino, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10791964
    Abstract: A heart rate monitor includes a magnet supported to move responsive to an arterial pulse and a magnetometer configured to detect changes in a magnetic field produced by the magnet. The magnet can include a plurality of ferromagnetic particles disposed in or on a flexible substrate configured to be held adjacent to human skin subject to arterial palpation and a magnetic sensor configured to sense movement of the ferromagnetic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVAURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: C. Macgill Lynde, Alan B. Corwin, Ronald J. Schoenberg, Keith Mullins, David B. Goodson, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Publication number: 20200286523
    Abstract: A system presents a media playback. The system receives a plurality of time stamped trigger data. The system reads a plurality of media segments from a media capture device. Each media segment corresponds to a respective time stamped trigger datum. The system outputs the plurality of media segments as a playback including the plurality of media segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF, GEOFFREY D. OSLER, TIMOTHY M. LONDERGAN
  • Publication number: 20200286526
    Abstract: An event marking device marks the real time at which notable events occur. When a notable event occurs, a user causes the event marking device to generate a trigger signal. The event marking device includes a real-time clock. When the user causes a trigger signal to be generated, a microcontroller of the event marking device reads the real-time clock and writes trigger event data to a memory indicating a real time at which the trigger signal was generated. The event marking device outputs the trigger event data to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: GEOFFREY D. OSLER, TIMOTHY M. LONDERGAN, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Patent number: 10760784
    Abstract: A perforated flame holder and burner including a perforated flame holder provides reduced oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during operation. The perforated flame holder includes a pattern of elongated apertures extending between a proximal and a distal surface of the flame holder relative to a fuel nozzle. The perforated flame holder can provide a significantly reduced flame height while maintaining heat output from the burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CLEARSIGN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas W. Karkow, Joseph Colannino, Igor A. Krichtafovitch, Robert E. Breidenthal, Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Patent number: 10748575
    Abstract: A system and method allows a user to enter a command capture audio, video, and/or still pictures that commence at a moment in time earlier than entering the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher A. Wiklof
  • Publication number: 20200224873
    Abstract: A combustion system includes a distal flame holder, a pilot fuel distributor, a main fuel distributor, an oxidant source, an array of sensors, and a controller. The oxidant source outputs an oxidant. The pilot fuel distributor supports a pilot flame configured to preheat the distal flame holder by outputting a pilot fuel at least when the combustion system is in a preheating state. The main fuel source outputs a main fuel in the standard operating state. The distal flame holder is configured to support a combustion reaction of the main fuel and the oxidant in the standard operating state. The sensors are configured to sense parameters of the pilot flame and the distal flame holder and to output sensor signals to the controller. The controller executes software instructions that include adjusting the flow of the main fuel, the pilot fuel, and the oxidant responsive to the sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: DOUGLAS W. KARKOW, DONALD KENDRICK, JAMES K. DANSIE, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200219089
    Abstract: A computer method for establishing a commodity price index includes receiving, via a web server, transactions for a plurality of first electronic currency denominated commodity or commodity future contracts, and recording, with a server computer operatively coupled to the web server, settlement prices for the plurality of the first electronic currency denominated commodity or commodity future contracts on a distributed ledger. The computer method includes reading, with the server computer, from the distributed ledger, at least a portion of the first electronic currency denominated commodity or commodity future contracts settlement prices, and determining a current electronic currency index price from the at least a portion of the first electronic currency denominated commodity or commodity future contracts settlement prices. The computer method includes displaying the current electronic currency index price on an electronic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA CRUMB, ANDREW FEDAK, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200202434
    Abstract: A computer method and graphical user interface (GUI) for transferring a commodity includes establishing a smart commodity contract carried on a distributed ledger for transfer of a commodity requiring plural steps before delivery, issuing a plurality of electronic tokens representing a completed delivery of the commodity, and displaying, on an electronic display of a user device, a GUI including an identity of the commodity contract with a future delivery date. A payment to a first party is transacted for at least a portion of costs corresponding to completion of a first step by executing a transaction on the distributed ledger. The payment to the first party may be made by transferring a portion of the issued tokens to an electronic wallet of the first party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA CRUMB, ANDREW FEDAK, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200193449
    Abstract: A computer method and system provide for transferring an interest in a commodity with authenticated conformity to a specification using a distributed ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA CRUMB, ANDREW FEDAK, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200193540
    Abstract: A computer method for making a smart contract for a commodity includes establishing, in a server computer, a provisional price for a commodity on a first date for delivery at a future second date, and establishing, in the server computer, a partial payment price on the first date corresponding to the commodity. The computer method includes receiving, into the server computer, the partial payment price from a purchaser of the commodity, and tracking a value for the commodity as time passes from the first date to the second date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA CRUMB, ANDREW FEDAK, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200184560
    Abstract: A computer method and graphical user interface (GUI) for settlement of a commodity contract includes displaying, on an electronic display of a first user device, a GUI for receiving input of information related to a particular commodity smart contract for transfer of a commodity, receiving input data including information related to commodity attributes from a first user via the GUI, displaying a commodity price field in the GUI, transferring the received input data to a server computer, displaying a commit object in the GUI receiving input from the commit object, transmitting a commitment to the server computer to cause the server computer to establish a smart commodity contract for the commodity, and displaying, in the GUI on the electronic display, a receipt acknowledgement object indicating that the smart contract is established and the first user is obligated to abide by the smart contract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA CRUMB, ANDREW FEDAK, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200184565
    Abstract: A real estate futures smart contract is established and offered via a GUI on an electronic display of a user device and carried by a distributed ledger. The futures contract may be offered for sale on an electronic exchange. The smart contract may carry a price indexed to a real estate futures price schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA CRUMB, ANDREW FEDAK, CHRISTOPHER A. WIKLOF
  • Publication number: 20200184558
    Abstract: A distributed ledger-based commodity trading method and graphical user interface (GUI) includes creating and using a smart contract that specifies variable or unknown carry costs, and covering actual carry costs with a reserve account of a cryptographic currency or cryptographic token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Crumb, Andrew Fedak, Christopher A. Wiklof