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).

  • Patent number: 10179963
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Michael K. Cluskey, Christopher A. Jones, Dale E. Mueller, Zachary Bohenick
  • Publication number: 20190003480
    Abstract: A fan assembly is disclosed. The fan assembly is comprised of a fan with a motor and a blade as to create an airflow, and an actuator which is adapted to move the fan in vertical and horizontal directions, such that the fan directs airflow below it. The fan further comprises a controller adapted to control the adapter, and a remote control which is adapted to control the controller. The remote control sends signals to direct the controller, and both are adapted such that the movement of the fan can be programmed to a path set by a user and can also be manipulated to a static position set by the user. Preferably, the remote control is a smart device, such as a smart phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Casey Webb, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20190006833
    Abstract: A power drop assembly is disclosed which, in general, includes a power cord housing, a reel, a power cord, a female power outlet, an electrical input, switching circuitry, and a controller. The reel is positioned within the power cord housing. The reel is rotatably connected to the power cord housing. The power cord is mechanically attached to the reel. The female power outlet is mechanically and electrically attached to the power cord. The switching circuitry is electrically connected to the electrical input. The switching circuitry selectively, electrically connects the electrical input and the power cord. The switching circuitry is electrically connected to the power cord. The controller is communicatively connected to the switching circuitry for controlling the switching circuitry. The controller is also connected to circuitry programmed for regulating the amount of power available to the power cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Casey Webb, Justin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190006064
    Abstract: A power drop assembly is disclosed which, in general, includes a power cord housing, a reel, a power cord, a female power outlet, an electrical input, switching circuitry, and a controller. The reel is positioned within the power cord housing. The reel is rotatably connected to the power cord housing. The power cord is mechanically attached to the reel. The female power outlet is mechanically and electrically attached to the power cord. The switching circuitry is electrically connected to the electrical input. The switching circuitry selectively, electrically connects the electrical input and the power cord. The switching circuitry is electrically connected to the power cord. The controller is communicatively connected to the switching circuitry for controlling the switching circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Casey Webb, Justin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190003196
    Abstract: A housing for a digital assistant is disclosed. The housing includes; a body holding the digital assistant; attachments for an overhead mounting system. Within the housing there is at least one electrical input; and at least one electrical output; along with a digital current limiter. The digital assistant is capable of receiving and implementing instructions via voice commands or a personal control device. The digital current limiter receives instructions from the digital assistant and in response to those instructions, regulates the current to components in communication with the digital assistant. A method for using the housing and digital assistant to create a smart garage system by regulating access to connected components is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Casey Webb
  • Publication number: 20190005824
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system to assist in parking a vehicle. The system includes an overhead sensor, a controller adapted to receive instructions from a remote device to set an optimum parking position, and wherein the controller is adapted to display one or more guidelines on a display screen in the vehicle to indicate the position of the vehicle in relation to the optimum parking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Corey Webb, Casey Webb, Clint Cook, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20190004486
    Abstract: There is disclosed a power drop assembly which includes a housing and a reel positioned and rotatable within it. Preferably, the device determines, not only whether power is available, but how much power is available. Preferably, the power drop assembly also contains a processor and non-transitory storage medium, so that user settings and profiles as well as settings and profiles for the power drop assembly can be stored and run. Additionally, the power drop assembly preferably contains a wireless transceiver which connects to a home Wi-Fi network and then to a cloud account, user profiles and settings, and settings and profiles for the power drop assembly can be saved on the cloud account. In this way multiple users can use the power drop assembly without contradicting instructions or resetting the power drop assembly every time it is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Casey Webb, Justin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20180372537
    Abstract: A method of estimating light intensity at a target location remote from a light sensor by providing a light sensor at a measuring location and temporarily providing a light sensor at a remote target location; exposing the measuring and target locations to a rand light intensities; constructing a calibration relationship between measured light intensity at the measuring and target location; and subsequently measuring light intensity at the measuring location; and using the calibration relationship to estimate light intensity at the target location. Lighting systems employing such a method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: SHIELDS ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 10130515
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron V. Kaplan, Joseph Tartaglia, Robert Vaughan, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 10086273
    Abstract: Implementations are provided that permit a seamless activation of a game or other application on a host device from a game controller. The game may be launched on the host device in response to an activation signal that is dispatched from the game controller. The game controller may generate the activation signal or it may send such a signal to the host device for processing. The game controller may detect that an action button has been pressed and generate the activation signal in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, Jeffrey David Yaksick
  • Patent number: 10082600
    Abstract: A method of calibration transfer for a testing instrument includes: collecting a first sample; generating a standard response of a first instrument based, at least in part, on the first sample; and performing instrument standardization of a second instrument based, at least in part, on the standard response of the first instrument. Data corresponding to a second sample is then obtained using the second instrument and a component of the second sample is identified based, at least in part, on a calibration model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Shen, Christopher Jones, Dingding Chen, Michael T. Pelletier, Robert Atkinson, David Perkins
  • Patent number: 10072369
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to a cycle of operation includes a rotatable basket defining a laundry treating space and having a bottom wall and a side wall. The bottom wall of the rotatable basket includes at least one drain hole. A centrifugally actuated valve comprising a weighted ball is positioned to selectively open and close the at least one drain hole as the basket rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah Galea, Christopher A. Jones, Aaron A. Linden, Thomas D. Spicer, Meredith A. Wagner, Robert C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20180248367
    Abstract: The invention is a method for intelligent current limiting enabling chaining of electrical appliances. Different embodiments apply to alternating current (AC) appliances, direct current (DC) appliances, and a combination of each. In each embodiment, current limits control the number of appliances that can be connected in the chain. If current limits are exceeded, current-limiting devices cut power to one or more of the appliances. Each appliance in the system has conductors with the capacity to carry a current load at least as large as the overall current limit. Preferably, the appliances in the system are garage appliances that are mounted to an overhead track system in a garage, where electrical outlets are scarce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones
  • Publication number: 20180248369
    Abstract: The invention is a method for intelligent current limiting enabling chaining of electrical appliances. Different embodiments apply to alternating current (AC) appliances, direct current (DC) appliances, and a combination of each. In each embodiment, current limits control the number of appliances that can be connected in the chain. If current limits are exceeded, current-limiting devices cut power to one or more of the appliances. Each appliance in the system has conductors with the capacity to carry a current load at least as large as the overall current limit. Preferably, the appliances in the system are garage appliances that are mounted to an overhead track system in a garage, where electrical outlets are scarce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Jonathan Conley, Andrew Priddis
  • Publication number: 20180248382
    Abstract: The invention is a method for intelligent current limiting enabling chaining of electrical appliances. Different embodiments apply to alternating current (AC) appliances, direct current (DC) appliances, and a combination of each. In each embodiment, current limits control the number of appliances that can be connected in the chain. If current limits are exceeded, current-limiting devices cut power to one or more of the appliances. Each appliance in the system has conductors with the capacity to carry a current load at least as large as the overall current limit. Preferably, the appliances in the system are garage appliances that are mounted to an overhead track system in a garage, where electrical outlets are scarce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Jonathan Conley, Andrew Priddis
  • Publication number: 20180232722
    Abstract: Techniques for enhancing the security of a communication device when conducting a transaction using the communication device may include receiving a cryptogram generation key replenishment request that includes transaction log information derived from transaction data stored in a transaction log on a communication device, verifying that the transaction log information in the replenishment request is consistent with the previously received transaction information, and providing a new cryptogram generation key to the communication device in response to verifying the transaction log information in the replenishment request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Erick Wong, Christian Flurscheim, Oleg Makhotin, Eduardo Lopez, Sanjeev Sharma, Christopher Jones, Abhishek Guglani, Jarkko Oskari Sevanto, Bharatkumar Patel, Tai Lung Burnnet Or, Christian Aabye, Hao Ngo, John F. Sheets
  • Publication number: 20180225996
    Abstract: An identification band includes a strip of material including a first elongated strip portion at one end thereof, a second elongated strip portion at an other end thereof, and a transponder supporting portion provided therebetween. A transponder is provided in the transponder supporting portion. The first elongated strip portion is sized and configured to be secured completely around an object to be identified via at least one fastener in the first elongated strip portion, thereby defining a first loop around the object. The second elongated strip portion is sized and configured to be secured via the at least one fastener in the second elongated strip portion. The first elongated strip portion, the transponder supporting portion, and the second elongated strip portion together define a second loop at least partly around the object. An air gap exists between the transponder supporting portion and an outer surface of the first loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Christopher JONES, Ed KMET, Kerry LUDDEN, Andre COTE
  • Publication number: 20180207364
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a drug delivery device. The drug delivery device comprises a dose setting mechanism comprising a spindle and a cartridge holder coupled to the dose setting mechanism. The cartridge holder comprising a cartridge having a movable bung at one end of the cartridge. The cartridge holder must be rotated before a dose may set with the dose setting mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: David Aubrey Plumptre, James Alexander Davies, Christopher Jones, Robert Veasey
  • Patent number: D826652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Tyra, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: D829059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Tyra, Christopher Jones