Patents by Inventor Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown 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: 10379222
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a resonant scanning LIDAR system, which comprises a modulated continuous-wave or pulsed light source, an optomechanical element that generates a light scan having a bounded periodic motion or a substantially periodic motion, a scan lens element that focuses light onto a distant target, a detector element that detects scattered or reflected light from the distant target, and a controller that controls light source modulation, bounded periodic motion of the optomechanical element, and acquires a signal from the detector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Darryl Ngal, Christopher Brown
  • Publication number: 20190225233
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a fleet of self-driving vehicles are disclosed. The system comprises one or more self-driving vehicles having at least one sensor for collecting current state information, a fleet-management system, and computer-readable media for storing reference data. The method comprises autonomously navigating a self-driving vehicle in an environment, collecting current state information using the vehicle's sensor, comparing the current state information with the reference data, identifying outlier data in the current state information, and generating an alert based on the outlier data. A notification based on the alert may be sent to one or more monitoring devices according to the type and severity of the outlier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony William TOD, David Andrew BROWN, Guillame AUTRAN, Ryan Christopher GARIEPY, Bryan WEBB, Matthew Allen RENDALL
  • Publication number: 20190225131
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable table (1) and to an interior trim assembly for a vehicle, the interior trim assembly comprising an interior trim section (60) and a portable table releasably attachable to the interior trim section, wherein in a stowage state the portable table is integrated with the interior trim section, and in a detached state the portable table is detached from the interior trim section for use as a table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Bellamy, Christopher Brown
  • Publication number: 20190228597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring a fleet of self-driving vehicles are disclosed. The system comprises one or more self-driving vehicles, non-transitory computer-readable media in communication with the vehicles, a fleet-management system in communication with the media and vehicles, and a server in communication with the media. The fleet-management system is configured to store vehicle status records comprising a vehicle status pertaining to each of the one or more vehicles, and a timestamp in a vehicle status log on the media. The server has a processor that is configured to generate a fleet-performance report based on the vehicle status log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: David Andrew BROWN, Anthony William TOD, Guillaume AUTRAN, Roydyn CLAYTON, Ryan Christopher GARIEPY
  • Publication number: 20190210500
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) for a vehicle seat, the apparatus (10) comprising a first supporting means (12) and a second supporting means (14), the first supporting means (12) comprising a storage means (16) and the second supporting means (14) being a headrest comprising a cover (18) for covering the storage means (16), the headrest being arranged to have a deployed condition and a retracted condition, wherein in the deployed condition the storage means (16) in the first supporting means (12) is at least partially uncovered, and in the retracted condition the storage means (16) in the first supporting means (12) is covered by the cover (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Brown
  • Patent number: 10348770
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing the execution of programs on multiple computing systems, such as on virtual machine nodes executing on the computing systems. A program execution service may in some situations provide the multiple computing systems and manage the program execution on behalf of multiple customers or other users, including to select appropriate computing systems to execute one or more instances of a program for a user, such as based in part on configuration information specified by the user. The described techniques may further include managing communications between multiple intercommunicating computing nodes in some situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinton R. Hoole, Roland Paterson-Jones, Christopher C. Pinkham, Benjamin Tobler, Willem R. van Biljon, Gabriel Smit, Christopher Brown
  • Publication number: 20190207928
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for low overhead single sign on for user authentication are described. An endpoint agent may facilitate user authentication for access to third-party websites by receiving a request for authentication from a browser application and transmitting a request for an identity assertion to a central server. The central server may generate an identity assertion based on user attributes stored in a database for user information and may transmit the identity assertion to the endpoint agent. The endpoint agent may transmit the identity assertion to the browser application, where the browser application may then grant access to the user to the third-party website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Rajat Bhargava, Christopher Marie, James Brown
  • Publication number: 20190191631
    Abstract: Systems and methods for plant phenotyping using mechanical manipulation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for plant phenotyping includes: agitating a plant with an agitator; acquiring images of the plant with a camera while agitating the plant; and analyzing the images of the plant to determine properties of the plant. The plant may be at least partially agitated at a resonance frequency of oscillation of a stalk of the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: William Regan, Benoit Schillings, David Brown, Matthew Bitterman, Christopher Van Arsdale
  • Patent number: 10325194
    Abstract: An encoding module and related systems and components are provided. The encoding module includes a plurality of encoding elements arranged in an array of columns and rows and one or more switching elements configured to selectively connect the encoding elements to a reader. The connection of the encoding elements may be based on the location of a targeted transponder disposed among multiple adjacent transponders to ensure the selective communication with the targeted transponder only. The module is configured for various types and locations transponders to be used within a system, such as a printer-encoder. Each encoding element may include a loaded conductive strip comprising a loop shape portion and a shield that corresponds to the loop shape portion. In another embodiment, an access control system having an encoding module with the plurality of couplers and an access card having a plurality of transponders corresponding to the couplers is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Boris Y. Tsirline, Robert S. Gawelczyk, Steven R. Kovanko, Anthony Brown, Mao Tian, Karl Torchalski, Michael K. Fein, Christopher Aiello
  • Publication number: 20190176711
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a floor assembly for a vehicle load space. The floor assembly includes a floor panel that is configurable in a lowered position, a first raised position and a second raised position. The floor assembly includes a first pivot means defining a first pivot axis about which the floor panel pivots from the lowered position to the first raised position. The floor assembly includes a second pivot means defining a second pivot axis about which the floor panel pivots from the lowered position to said second raised position. The floor panel can perform different functions in the first and second raised positions. The present disclosure also relates to a vehicle having a floor assembly. The floor assembly may be provided in the floor of the vehicle load space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Edward SIMMONS, Christopher BELLAMY, Kripa BALACHANDRAN, James PICKUP, Daniel TAIT, Ben COOK, Emily GREENHALGH, Paul KELLITT, Christopher BROWN, Matthew ATKINSON, Thomas BOOKER, Lucy WAKEFIELD, David WARBURTON
  • Patent number: 10308898
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of imparting water repellency and optionally stain release to fibrous substrates by contacting a fibrous substrate with a non-fluorinated laundry treatment composition inside a laundry machine. The laundry treatment composition contains a hydrophobic organic urethane compound having a urethane linkage and the residue of a substituted cyclic or acyclic sugar alcohol. Laundry additive compositions containing a first laundry treatment composition, having a hydrophobic organic urethane compound, and a second laundry treatment composition are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: John Christopher Sworen, Gerald Oronde Brown, Sara Lyons, Ewa Kohler
  • Patent number: 10306122
    Abstract: An end effector is provided. The end effector comprises a housing, a movement system within the housing, an inspection system, a collar installation system, and a sealant application system. The housing has an operating window. The movement system comprises at least one of a rotation mechanism or a number of linear slides. The inspection system is associated with the movement system. The collar installation system is associated with the movement system. The sealant application system is associated with the movement system. Activating the movement system positions any of the inspection system, the collar installation system, or the sealant application system in an active position relative to the operating window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Monica Joy Brockway, Tanni Sisco, Fei Cai, Todd Christopher Grossaint, Matthew Ryan Dunaj, Mark William Brown, Brian Joseph Cobb, Michael George Payionk, Justin Ronald Via
  • Patent number: 10298579
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for enterprise-wide management of disparate devices, applications, and users are described. A cloud-based central server may maintain an integrated hosted directory, which may allow user authentication, authorization, and management of information technology (IT) resources across device types, operating systems, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premises applications. IT resources for multiple and separate customers may be managed from a single, central directory, and servers may be brought online to allow access to the directory according to system loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JumpCloud, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajat Bhargava, James Brown, Christopher Marie
  • Patent number: 10289967
    Abstract: A method for customer-based outcome prediction that includes receiving recordings of interactions with customers in a customer group, analyzing the recordings of the interactions to generate interaction data, and building a predictive model using the interaction data, the predictive model identifying a variable relevant to predicting a likelihood of an identified outcome occurring in association with future interactions with customers in the customer group. The method also includes receiving a recording of a current interaction with a first customer, the first customer being in the customer group and analyzing the recording of the current interaction with the first customer to generate current interaction data. Further, the method includes adding the current interaction data to a first customer profile associated with the first customer and applying the predictive model to the first customer profile to predict the likelihood of the identified outcome occurring in association with the current interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Alain Stephan, Douglas Brown, Christopher Danson, David Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10277678
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: a hardware-side processing section including one or more programmable hardware-implemented chips configured to process request packets, which are received from host computers and relate to access requests to one or more file systems managed by the apparatus, and to generate response packets for the processed request packets; and a software-side processing section including one or more CPUs configured to execute decoding of requests packets sent from a host computer based on one or more computer programs stored in a memory of the software-side; wherein at least one programmable hardware-implemented chip of the hardware-side processing section is configured to process a credit request included in a received request packet, in particular without involvement of the software-side processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Data Systems Engineering UK Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Peter Royal, Daniel James Nigel Picken, Jonathan Soon Yew Teh, Simon Crosland, Matthew Lester Hanham, Raymond Christopher Brown
  • Publication number: 20190119310
    Abstract: This invention relates to the large-scale production of psilocybin for use in medicine. More particularly, it relates to a method of obtaining high purity crystalline psilocybin, particularly, in the form of Polymorph A. It further relates to a method for the manufacture of psilocybin and intermediates in the production thereof and formulations containing psilocybin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Derek John Londesbrough, Christopher Brown, Julian Scott Northen, Gillian Moore, Hemant Kashinath Patil
  • Publication number: 20190113345
    Abstract: A geo-analytical program is integrated into a customer relationship management (CRM) solution. Via the geo-analytical program, users are able to define layer configuration settings for a layer for plotting on a map-based GUI. Layer configuration settings for a respective layer comprise an indication of a data object type serving as a base object type for the respective layer. A method involves receiving from a user user-defined configuration settings for a first layer, electronically receiving, at a geospatial computer system, geospatial data for a plurality of connected devices; electronically receiving, at the geo-analytical program from the geospatial computer system, real-time geospatial data for the plurality of connected devices; and utilizing, by the geo-analytical program, the user-defined layer configuration settings for the first layer to plot the first layer on the map-based GUI based on the received real-time geospatial data for the plurality of connected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: John Brian Stewart, Benjamin Louis Brantly, Brian Kenneth Hubbard, Alexander Levi Daniels, Michael Christopher Brown, Edward Wachira MWANGI, Benjamin Daryl BAGLEY, Abraham Javier REYES, Justine Lee Horitski
  • Publication number: 20190090886
    Abstract: An arterial compression device comprising a band for securably fastening the arterial compression device around a wrist of a subject, a compression portion that is moveable so as to selectively apply pressure to the radial artery of the subject, and an aperture permitting access to the ulnar artery of the subject when the arterial compression device is securably fastened around the wrist of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Adrian D. Brown, Jonathan C. Swift, Christopher Brown
  • Publication number: 20190057605
    Abstract: A method for distributing parking location information via a social platform to community members of the social platform to enable community members to acquire a parking spot, wherein a community of street parking motorists who alternately need or have parking spot information is created, community members simultaneously broadcast parking spot information (Beacons) and parking spot requests, where a single motorist who will soon be relinquishing his/her spot is matched to another motorist within a target radius who has requested a parking spot, and where a community member can monitor a dashboard that reflects real time matchmaking activity based on several factors including tier association, spot/profile alignment and queue entry order such that participating members can equitably and efficiently disseminate parking location information in a timely manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher BROWN, Malcolm BARNES
  • Patent number: D851780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Siegel, Christopher M. Green, Christopher Daniel Peak, Vasco Agnoli, Casey Feeney, Kully Kraig Mandon, James Andrus, Sam Brown, Stefan Behling