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: 20220197298
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method of operating an autonomous mobile robot having a height of at least one meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: Jarrett Gayne, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20220167965
    Abstract: A suture assembly includes a translation assembly that is axially translatable within a working channel of an endoscope and is adapted to releasably secure and/or release a needle and a distal end cap that is securable to an end of the endoscope and is adapted to releasably secure and/or release the needle in order to pass the needle back and forth between the translation assembly and the distal cap. An attachment mechanism configured to releasably secure the distal endcap to an end of the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: KEVIN WINDHEUSER, SHAUN D. COMEE, CHRISTOPHER R. DEUEL, STAN GILBERT, THOMAS JONES, BRIANA J. MORETTI, ASHRITA RAGHURAM
  • Patent number: 11339966
    Abstract: A combustor assembly for a heat engine is generally provided. The combustor assembly includes a liner wall defining a combustion chamber, and a deflector assembly. The deflector assembly includes a radially extended first wall disposed adjacent to the combustion chamber, and further an axially extended second wall disposed forward of the first wall and adjacent thereto. The second wall is coupled to the liner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Scott Bilse, Donald Lee Gardner, Craig Alan Gonyou, Paul Christopher Schilling, Hojjat Nasr, Ryan Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 11332970
    Abstract: A laundry appliance includes a cabinet and a door rotatably coupled to the cabinet. The door is operable between an opened position and a closed position. A door opening assembly is coupled to one of the cabinet and the door. The door opening assembly includes a motor coupled to a cam. The cam is operably coupled to an actuator arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher A. Jones
  • Patent number: 11329822
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for validating transactions using a cryptogram. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method of processing a remote transaction initiated by a communication device provisioned with a token. The method comprises receiving, by a service provider computer, from an application on the communication device, a request for a token authentication cryptogram, wherein the token authentication cryptogram includes encrypted user exclusive data. The service provider computer may generate the token authentication cryptogram to include the user exclusive data. The service provider computer may send the token authentication cryptogram to the application, where the token authentication cryptogram can be used to validate the transaction, and the user exclusive data is extracted from the token authentication cryptogram during validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Michael Cassin, Christian Flurscheim, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20220138291
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a communication comprising a real credential from a communication device and providing the real credential to a token computer. The token computer generates a token and a cryptogram, and the cryptogram is formed using a resource provider initiated transaction indicator. The method includes receiving, from the token computer, the token and the cryptogram, and transmitting, to a processing computer, an authorization request message comprising the token, the cryptogram, a resource provider identifier, and a transaction amount for a first transaction. The processing computer validates the cryptogram, exchanges the token for the real credential, stores the resource provider identifier, and forwards the authorization request message including the real credential, and the transaction amount to an authorizing entity computer. The method also includes receiving an authorization response message from the authorizing entity computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 11299998
    Abstract: A turbomachinery sealing apparatus including a first turbomachinery component having a first end face, and a seal extending away from the first end face, the seal being connected to a wall of the component by a tab extending between the wall and the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Jones, Daniel Endecott Osgood, Zachary Daniel Webster, Gregory Terrence Garay, Tingfan Pang
  • Patent number: 11301742
    Abstract: A Smart Patch comprising a label layer, an adhesive layer, a release liner layer and a RFID inlay, wherein the release liner comprises a separable inner release liner portion and a separable outer release liner portion; and the RFID inlay is adhered to a back surface of the inner release liner portion. The Smart Patches for uses including mounting to tires and other rubber materials. Methods of manufacturing including subjecting a release liner of the label to a die cut slightly larger than the size of an intended RFID inlay to form the separable inner release liner portion and outer release liner portion and applying a RFID inlay to a back surface of a release liner within the die cut inner release liner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher A. Jones, Edward J. Kmet
  • Publication number: 20220107967
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to systems and methods for generating a multi-part place identifier with at least one part. The system includes logic to receive a location address and a place name wherein the location address is a validated address. The system includes logic to calculate a geocode for the location address and use the geocode to identify a geometrical boundary encompassing the location address. The system includes logic to convert the identified geometrical boundary to an alpha-numeric identifier forming a Where part of the multi-part place identifier. The system can use an input location address or a place name to match a previously generated and stored multi-part place identifier. The system can provide the generated or matched multi-part place identifier to a user for use in further analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: SafeGraph, Inc.
    Inventors: Auren HOFFMAN, Felix CHEUNG, Lauren SPIEGEL, Piotr W. KOZIKOWSKI KRUCZKOWSKA, Russ THOMPSON, Christopher JONES, Ross EPSTEIN, Roshan GEORGE
  • Publication number: 20220107981
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to systems and methods for finding a multi-part place identifier with at least one part. The system includes logic to receive an input including an input location address and validate the input location address (e.g., using coding accuracy support system or CASS). The system includes logic to access a database storing records of validated addresses and corresponding multi-part place identifiers using the validated address. The system includes logic to match the validated input address to an address in the stored records in the database and retrieve corresponding matched multi-part place identifier with at least a Where part. The Where part includes an alpha numeric identifier indicating a geometrical boundary for the matched validated input address. The system can provide the matched multi-part place identifier with at least the Where part to a user for use in further analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: SafeGraph, Inc.
    Inventors: Auren HOFFMAN, Felix CHEUNG, Lauren SPIEGEL, Piotr W. KOZIKOWSKI KRUCZKOWSKA, Russ THOMPSON, Christopher JONES, Ross EPSTEIN, Roshan GEORGE
  • Patent number: 11280492
    Abstract: Embodiments of a combustor assembly for a turbine engine are generally provided. The combustor assembly includes a first separable portion defining a dome assembly, and a second separable portion defining a deflector assembly. The first separable portion and the second separable portion are coupled together at a fitted interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Jones, Donald Lee Gardner, Paul Christopher Schilling, Andrew Scott Bilse, Daniel Endecott Osgood
  • Publication number: 20220076554
    Abstract: During a pandemic like COVID-19, real-time automated virus-monitoring and predictive models are crucial. The solution of this disclosure is through the development of a novel systems approach of implementing AI into visual cameras for visible characteristics such as facial and physical recognition and thermal imaging and other wavelength capture sensors such as thermal body characteristics which are then integrated with community mapping to resolve issues and predict trends before they happen. The system finds the distance between groups of people in classrooms, buildings, or other physical structures to locate pinch and possible virus contagion points in remote areas. Forehead to forehead measurement is one method as a novel approach to capture distance quickly. This is integrated into a distance statistical metric such as the Manhattan Distance Metric model to exemplify any two people who are less than 6 feet away and community mapping to identify and predict areas of concern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Erick Christopher Jones, SR., John Priest, Felicia Jefferson, Erick Christopher Jones, JR., Gohar Azeem, Srinivas Annadurai
  • Publication number: 20220064845
    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: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    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: 11256789
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a communication comprising a real credential from a communication device and providing the real credential to a token computer. The token computer generates a token and a cryptogram, and the cryptogram is formed using a resource provider initiated transaction indicator. The method includes receiving, from the token computer, the token and the cryptogram, and transmitting, to a processing computer, an authorization request message comprising the token, the cryptogram, a resource provider identifier, and a transaction amount for a first transaction. The processing computer validates the cryptogram, exchanges the token for the real credential, stores the resource provider identifier, and forwards the authorization request message including the real credential, and the transaction amount to an authorizing entity computer. The method also includes receiving an authorization response message from the authorizing entity computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20220042416
    Abstract: A method of forming a gas turbine engine component, the method including forming a plurality of cooling apertures in a preform structure of the component, the plurality of cooling apertures of the preform structure comprising a first cooling aperture and a second cooling aperture, wherein cross-sectional shapes of the first and second cooling apertures of the preform structure are different from one another, as measured in a same relative plane; and applying a coating to at least a portion of the preform structure to form the component, wherein a cross-sectional shape of the first and second cooling apertures of the component are approximately the same as one another, as measured in the same relative plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory Terrence Garay, Tingfan Pang, Daniel Endecott Osgood, JR., Ryan Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20220020504
    Abstract: Illness states are reported to create disparate data sets associated with illness reports. The illness reports are verified by comparing and correlating information in the data sets. Illness reports are indicated by location-specific markers displayed on a map of a particular geographical region of interest by a computing device having a display screen. Illness reports having associated data in both data sets are considered to be verified, and thus to have a higher level of relevance as more reliable, more persuasive, more severe, and/or more accurate. Verification indicators are displayed on the display screen in association with each marker for which the associated illness report has been verified. Accordingly, reported illnesses are displayed on a geographically-relevant basis in differentiated fashion to provide a visual indication of verified and unverified reported illnesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Sumeet Narula, Matt Weight, Gavin McDonough, Christopher Jones, Derek Hood, Carina Nicklaw, Kristopher Kohl
  • Publication number: 20220005013
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of communicating with a point of sale terminal. The method includes establishing wireless communication with a point of sale terminal using a first communication channel, and establishing communication with the point of sale terminal using a second communication channel. The method also includes transmitting a first section of communication data via the first communication channel; and transmitting a second section of the communication data using the second communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, Sanjeev Sharma, Christian Flurscheim, Chandra Srivastava, Vishwanath Shastry, Kiushan Pirzadeh, Christian Aabye
  • Publication number: 20210395123
    Abstract: A method may include treating a water system containing or in contact with a metal sulphide scale to inhibit, prevent, reduce, dissolve or disperse iron sulphide deposits. A solution of tris(hydroxyorgano)phosphines (THP) and/or tetrakis(hydroxyorgano)phosphonium salts (THP+salts) and citrate is contacted with the metal sulphide scale thereby to dissolve at least part of said scale in said solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Dominique Labarre, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 11203834
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: 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: D954709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Carl J. Ledbetter, Nicolas A. Denhez, Bryan A. Sparks, Brett D. Christie, Gregory Jones, Christopher H. Kujawski