Patents by Inventor Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones 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: 20190177135
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for varying rotational speeds is disclosed. A battery pack has a plurality of batteries and a switch. The battery pack has an overall voltage. The switch varies the overall voltage in discrete steps by combining the plurality of batteries in series, in parallel, or in a combination thereof. A motor drives a shaft at a rotational speed. The motor is powered by the battery pack. The rotational speed varies proportionally with the overall voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Daniel Madsen, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Nathan Davis
  • Patent number: 10316451
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and an annular balance rings defining an annular chamber within, coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. The basket can further comprise a pair of walls comprising a perforated inner wrapper and an outer wall defining a space therebetween. The space fluidly couples to the annular chamber, permitting liquid to flow from the treating chamber, into the space and into the annular chamber to provide a restoring force to the system. The annular balance ring can further comprise a plurality of passages, fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the annular chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Christopher A. Jones, Aaron A. Linden, Dale E. Mueller, Michele A. Paustian, Brenner M. Sharp
  • Publication number: 20190172348
    Abstract: Flight based infrared imaging systems and related techniques, and in particular unmanned aerial system (UAS) based systems, are provided for aiding in operation and/or piloting of a mobile structure. Such systems and techniques may include determining environmental conditions around the mobile structure with the UAS detecting the presence of objects and/or persons around the mobile structure and/or determining the presence of other structures around the mobile structure. Instructions for the operation of such mobile structures may then be accordingly determined responsive to such data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Rivers, Christopher D. Gatland, Cenk Tugcetin, Chris Jones, Adam Murphy
  • Patent number: 10307554
    Abstract: A comfortable low-leak mask assembly for use with Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) is provided to improve patient compliance and/or treatment. The mask system may include headgear having straps that are substantially inextensible and/or micro-adjustable; and/or a mask and/or cushion that includes various structures to allow enhanced/tailored sealing and/or fit at selected locations on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Michael Berthon-Jones, Peter Edward Bateman, Donald Darkin, Robin Garth Hitchcock, Philip James Jenkinson, Susan Robyn Lynch, Gordon Joseph Malouf, Patrick John McAuliffe, Milind Chandrakant Raje, Gary Christopher Robinson, Richard Sokolov, Philip Thomas Stallard, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam
  • Publication number: 20190158994
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content are disclosed herein. An example method includes: detecting, via the touch-sensitive display, a search activation gesture from a user of the electronic device. The method also includes: in response to detecting only the search activation gesture, displaying a search interface on substantially all of the touch-sensitive display, the search interface including: (i) a search entry portion; and (ii) a predictions portion with one or more user interface objects each associated with a respective locally-installed application. Each respective locally-installed application is selected from among a plurality of locally-installed applications for inclusion in the predictions portion based on an application usage history associated with the user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20190142236
    Abstract: An autonomous floor cleaning robot includes a transport drive and control system arranged for autonomous movement of the robot over a floor for performing cleaning operations. The robot chassis carries a first cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arranged to suction loose particulates up from the cleaning surface and a second cleaning zone comprising cleaning elements arraigned to apply a cleaning fluid onto the surface and to thereafter collect the cleaning fluid up from the surface after it has been used to clean the surface. The robot chassis carries a supply of cleaning fluid and a waste container for storing waste materials collected up from the cleaning surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Ziegler, Christopher John Morse, Duane L. Gilbert, JR., Andrew Jones, Scott Pratt, Paul E. Sandin, Nancy Dussault-Smith
  • Publication number: 20190141494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10280544
    Abstract: A fabric treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment. The basket comprises a dual wall, having an inner wall and an outer wall, defining a space therebetween. Liquid within the treating chamber can flow through a plurality of liquid extraction perforations and into the space between the walls, where the liquid can drain downwardly out through an opening in the outer wall and into a tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Michael K. Cluskey, Christopher A. Jones, Dale E. Mueller
  • Patent number: 10282726
    Abstract: A process for combining domain restriction and remote authentication may include receiving a token from a plug-in application to conduct a transaction associated with a user of a communicating device. The process may include sending an authentication request to a remote access control sever to authenticate the user, and receiving, from the remote access control server, an authentication tracking value that the remote access control server used in generation of an authentication cryptogram. The process may also include generating, using the authentication tracking value, a domain restriction cryptogram that is used for domain restriction of the token, and sending, to the plug-in application, the domain restriction cryptogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Christian Aabye, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20190129022
    Abstract: RFID systems for locating RFID tags utilizing phased array antennas and compressed sensing processing techniques in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, an RFID system includes at least one exciter that includes at least one transmit antenna, a phased antenna array that includes a plurality of receive antennas, and an RFID receiver system configured to communicate with the at least one exciter and connected to the phased antenna array, where the RFID receiver system is configured to locate an RFID tag by performing reads of the RFD tag at multiple frequencies, generating a measurement matrix, and determining a line of sight (LOS) distance between the activated RFID tag and each of the plurality of receive antennas by eliminating bases from the measurement matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Mojix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Sadr, Andreas Mantik Ali, Andres I. Vila Casado, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 10266978
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment, and two annular balance rings coupled with the basket for rotation therewith. Each balance ring includes a sump for holding balancing fluid when the rotational speed of the basket is below a critical speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Michael K. Cluskey, John M. Hunnell, Christopher A. Jones, Brenner M. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10265478
    Abstract: An injection device (1) for administering a fixed dose of a medication is provided. The injection device (1) comprises a housing (2) wherein a drive mechanism comprising a drive member (3) is at least partially enclosed and a dosing element (34) which is fixed relative to the drive member (3). Here, a dose can be set by rotating the dosing element (34) relative to the housing (2) in a dose set direction (105) and the dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2). Moreover, a method is provided for operating an injection device (1) for the administration of a fixed dose of a medication: A dose can be set by rotating a dosing element (34), a dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2) and a dose can be cancelled by rotating the dosing element (34) in a direction (106) opposite to the dose set direction (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Garen Kouyoumjian, Robert Veasey, David Plumptre, Christopher Jones, Catherine Anne MacDonald, James May
  • Publication number: 20190106825
    Abstract: A fabric treating appliance includes a rotatable basket defining a treating chamber for receiving a load of laundry items for treatment. A float valve can be incorporated into the basket structure, selectively opening or closing the valve based upon the liquid level in a tub. As liquid fills the tub, the float valve will rise until it moves into a closed position, permitting the basket and treating chamber to fill with liquid. As the tub drain, the float valve can fall, opening the valve and permitting liquid to drain from the basket or treating chamber. The opened or closed positions can be selectively operated by opening or closing a pump or sump and allowing a tub to drain or fill, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Michael K. Cluskey, Christopher A. Jones, Dale E. Mueller, Zachary Bohenick
  • Publication number: 20190109364
    Abstract: An integrated circuit system has a die with first and second sides, and contains high frequency circuitry operating at mm-wave frequencies. The system also has a plurality of interfaces (on the first side) in electrical communication with the high frequency circuitry, and a heat sink having a bottom surface with a first region and an aperture region. The first region is in physical and conductive contact with the die, while the aperture region forms a concavity with an inner concave surface that is spaced from the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Gaurav Menon, Jonathan P. Comeau, Andrew Street, Scott Mitchell, Robert J. McMorrow, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20190093279
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a drum for processing laundry. A blower delivers process air through an airflow path that includes the drum. A lint filter is positioned within the airflow path that separates particulate matter from the process air. A lint disposal mechanism removes entrapped lint particles from a surface of the lint filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jordan Grider, Alexander Halbleib, Christopher A. Jones, Roy E. Masters, JR., Rodney M. Welch, Anthony B. Welsh, Erica L. Roberts, Thomas Kessler
  • Publication number: 20190083318
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and kits for treating the tissue structures of the ear make use of a guide structure that can mechanically register a treatment probe with a target region of a target tissue, the guide structure being fittingly received in an auditory canal and often comprising a conformable body such as a compressible foam, or the like. The guide structure may include an articulating mechanism for selectively orienting the treatment probe toward the target region of, for example, a tympanic membrane. The guide structure may also support a videoscopic image capture device, illumination transmitting optical fibers, an aiming beam transmitter, and the like. Such structures facilitate myringotomy, tympanostomy tube placement, and the like, under local anesthesia in a doctor's office.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron V. KAPLAN, Joseph TARTAGLIA, Robert VAUGHAN, Christopher JONES
  • Publication number: 20190062985
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a cabinet having a rotating drum operably positioned therein for processing fabric. At least one transducer is positioned proximate the drum that provides an ultrasonic resonance that is directed into an interior chamber of the drum. The ultrasonic resonance is adapted to be directed into damp fabric being treated within the interior chamber. The ultrasonic resonance serves to modify water trapped within the damp fabric into a substantially gaseous form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark J. Christensen, Donald Erickson, Jordan M. Grider, Alexander Halbleib, Christopher A. Hartnett, Christopher A. Jones, K. David McAllister, Rodney M. Welch, Erica L. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10213552
    Abstract: A drive member for driving a piston rod in a drug delivery device is provided. The drive member is configured to be driven in a rotational movement by an actuating member. The drive member comprises a track for transmitting a driving load from the actuating member to the drive member. The track comprises both sections running in a distal and sections running in a proximal direction of the drive member. Moreover, a drug delivery device comprising such a drive member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Andrew Mark Lindsay, Catherine Anne Macdonald, Robert Veasey, Christopher Jones, Garen Kouyoumjian
  • Patent number: 10202719
    Abstract: A vertical axis laundry treating appliance including a chassis defining a chassis interior, a tub disposed within the chassis interior and defining a tub interior, and a perforated wash basket disposed for rotation within the tub interior, wherein the tub includes a lower tub portion, an upper tub portion, and a flexible intermediate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Prakash S. Amte, Brent M. Burgess, Michael K. Cluskey, Nicholas C. Fugal, Christopher A. Jones, Dale Mueller, Michele A. Paustian, Brenner M. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10203880
    Abstract: A technique writes data to a storage array. The technique involves operating storage circuitry in a “FILL HOLE” mode in which the circuitry writes a stream of first data portions within storage portions of used storage stripes of the array. The technique further involves, after operating the circuitry in the “FILL HOLE” mode and in response to a first event, transitioning the circuitry from the “FILL HOLE” mode to a “STRIPE WRITE” mode in which the circuitry writes a stream of second data portions within unused storage stripes of the array. The technique further involves, after operating the circuitry in the “STRIPE WRITE” mode and in response to a second event, transitioning the circuitry from the “STRIPE WRITE” mode back to the “FILL HOLE” mode in which the circuitry writes a stream of third data portions within storage portions of used storage stripes of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Armangau, Bruce E. Caram, Christopher A. Seibel, Christopher Jones