Patents by Inventor Christopher James Lyons

Christopher James Lyons 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: 20200239024
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for routing autonomous vehicles. A system may receive an indication of a roadway element associated with a routing graph for routing autonomous vehicles and may determine an impact score for the roadway element. The impact score may describe an impact of applying a routing graph modification to the routing graph to modify routing to the roadway element. Based at least in part on the impact score, the system may apply the routing graph modification to the routing graph to generate a constrained routing graph and generate a route for a first autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the constrained routing graph. The system may instruct the first autonomous vehicle to begin traversing the route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Jay Yuan, Valerie Chadha, Michael Voznesensky, Rei Chiang, Christopher James Lyons
  • Publication number: 20200027354
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle to reduce wasteful data usage are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can determine that a first autonomous vehicle is in an idle state in which the first autonomous vehicle is online with a service entity and is not performing a vehicle service. The computing system can obtain vehicle parameter(s) associated with the first autonomous vehicle that is in the idle state and environmental parameter(s). The computing system can determine a task for the first autonomous vehicle to perform while the first autonomous vehicle is in the idle state based at least in part on at least one of the vehicle parameter(s) or the environmental parameter(s). The computing system can communicate data indicative of the task for the first autonomous vehicle to perform while the first autonomous vehicle is in the idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang, Christopher James Lyons
  • Publication number: 20190354114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicle activation are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data associated with an autonomous vehicle that is offline with a service entity. The computing system can obtain data indicative of a geographic area associated with the service entity. The computing system can determine that the autonomous vehicle is to go online with the service entity within the geographic area based at least in part on the data associated with the autonomous vehicle and the data indicative of the geographic area. The computing system can communicate data indicative of an activation assignment associated with the autonomous vehicle. The activation assignment can be indicative of at least a portion of the geographic area within which the autonomous vehicle is to go online with the service entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang, Christopher James Lyons
  • Publication number: 20190332100
    Abstract: A system includes one or more sensors coupled to industrial equipment, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to obtain one or more measurements associated with one or more operating characteristics of the industrial equipment. The system also includes a computing device that includes a user interface and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: receive the one or more measurements of the one or more operating characteristics of the industrial equipment; determine a status of the industrial equipment based on the one or more measurements; determine a date and a time based on the one or more measurements; and update a cell in a grid of cells organized according to time increments based on the status, the date, and the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher James Lyons, David Clayton Bingham, Waqas Javed, Ricardo Lucas Bastos Breder
  • Patent number: 10209706
    Abstract: A system includes one or more sensors coupled to industrial equipment, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to obtain one or more measurements associated with one or more operating characteristics of the industrial equipment. The system also includes a computing device that includes a user interface and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: receive the one or more measurements of the one or more operating characteristics of the industrial equipment; determine a status of the industrial equipment based on the one or more measurements; determine a date and a time based on the one or more measurements; and update a cell in a grid of cells organized according to time increments based on the status, the date, and the time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher James Lyons, David Clayton Bingham, Waqas Javed, Ricardo Lucas Bastos Breder
  • Publication number: 20170205817
    Abstract: A system includes one or more sensors coupled to industrial equipment, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to obtain one or more measurements associated with one or more operating characteristics of the industrial equipment. The system also includes a computing device that includes a user interface and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: receive the one or more measurements of the one or more operating characteristics of the industrial equipment; determine a status of the industrial equipment based on the one or more measurements; determine a date and a time based on the one or more measurements; and update a cell in a grid of cells organized according to time increments based on the status, the date, and the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher James Lyons, David Clayton Bingham, Waqas Javed, Ricardo Lucas Bastos Breder
  • Patent number: 6924407
    Abstract: Improved methods for conducting solid acid-catalyzed, near- or supercritical heterogeneous chemical reactions (e.g., alkylation reactions) are provided which give enhanced product yields and permit longer processing runs. The preferred reactions of the invention are carried out in the presence of a solid macroporous catalyst having a surface area of from about 50-400 m2/g and a pore size of from about 70-150 ?. Product selectivity is enhanced by pressure-tuning of the reaction to promote production and separation of desired reaction products. In continuous processing, the chemical reaction may be interrupted before significant catalyst deactivation, followed by increasing reactor pressure and/or reducing reactor temperature to remove the accumulating coke; when the catalyst is regenerated, the original reaction conditions and reactant introduction may be resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: The University of Kansas
    Inventors: Bala Subramaniam, Christopher James Lyon
  • Publication number: 20030073876
    Abstract: Improved methods for conducting solid acid-catalyzed, near- or supercritical heterogeneous chemical reactions (e.g., alkylation reactions) are provided which give enhanced product yields and permit longer processing runs. The preferred reactions of the invention are carried out in the presence of a solid macroporous catalyst having a surface area of from about 50-400 m2/g and a pore size of from about 70-150 Å. Product selectivity is enhanced by pressure-tuning of the reaction to promote production and separation of desired reaction products. In continuous processing, the chemical reaction may be interrupted before significant catalyst deactivation, followed by increasing reactor pressure and/or reducing reactor temperature to remove the accumulating coke; when the catalyst is regenerated, the original reaction conditions and reactant introduction may be resumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Bala Subramaniam, Christopher James Lyon
  • Patent number: D786299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Sean Farrell, David Bingham, Christopher James Lyons, Ricardo Lucas Bastos Breder