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: 20180204967
    Abstract: A segmented solar module is disclosed. One or more Photovoltaic (PV) submodules are connected together with embedded parallel wiring that facilitates the sharing of power from a plurality of PV submodules to power one or more electrical devices. Each one of the two or more first submodules cover a surface area more than twice the size of the surface area covered by a second submodule. This allows the second submodule to be isolated from the first submodules to accommodate shading of the second submodule. Control electronics within each individual PV submodule allows the isolation of PV modules that are shaded or otherwise not productive. No external connecting wiring, or devices are required to make the system functional. All wiring, connectors and electronics are integral and embedded within each individual PV module. The PV modules have adhesive on the back to allow them to be installed without additional mounting hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Christopher Jones, Austin Carlson, Seth Myer
  • Publication number: 20180195955
    Abstract: Calibration of optical computing devices is achieved using mapping functions that map real detector responses to simulated detector responses which are simulated using high-resolution spectra of traceable optical filters and optical computing device characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Bin Dai, Christopher Jones, Darren Gascooke
  • Patent number: 10001430
    Abstract: An air conditioning unit test system includes an a multi-sub-system air conditioning assembly including a plurality of sub-systems for conditioning an indoor environment. The a multi-sub-system air conditioning assembly includes a control board having control circuitry for controlling the plurality of sub-systems. The air conditioning unit test system includes a remote test communications device connected to the control board via a data communications link. The control board is configured to perform a configuration of tests for testing sub-systems of the multi-sub-system air conditioning assembly based on receiving a test request from the remote test communications device, to test the sub-systems based on the configuration of the tests, and to transmit results of the tests to the remote test communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eugene Duane Daddis, Jr., Christopher A. Jones, Allen L. Wells, Michael R. Cote
  • Patent number: 9983299
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Mojix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Sadr, Andreas Mantik Ali, Andres I. Vila Casado, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 9972005
    Abstract: Techniques for enhancing the security of a communication device when conducting a transaction using the communication device may include using a limited-use key (LUK) to generate a transaction cryptogram, and sending a token instead of a real account identifier and the transaction cryptogram to an access device to conduct the transaction. The LUK may be associated with a set of one or more limited-use thresholds that limits usage of the LUK, and the transaction can be authorized based on at least whether usage of the LUK has exceeded the set of one or more limited-use thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    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: 20180089656
    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: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, Sanjeev Sharma, Christian Flurscheim, Chandra Srivastava, Vishwanath Shastry, Kiushan Pirzadeh, Christian Aabye
  • Patent number: 9909247
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance for treating fabric according to a cycle of operation includes a cabinet defining an interior, a wash tub within the interior and having a peripheral wall with an upper portion and a bottom end closed by a base; a wash basket located within the wash tub for movement relative thereto and defining a laundry treating chamber; and a drive motor located within the cabinet for rotating or oscillating the wash basket. Prior to installation of the wash tub in the cabinet, the wash tub is oversized relative to the interior. After installation of the wash tub in the cabinet, the upper portion of the wash tub forms a press fit with the cabinet such that the upper portion of the wash tub exerts a force on the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Alexander, Brent M. Burgess, Michael K. Cluskey, Christopher A. Jones, Aaron A. Linden, Dale E. Mueller, Michele A. Paustian
  • Publication number: 20170373852
    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: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Michael CASSIN, Christian FLURSCHEIM, Christopher JONES
  • Patent number: 9849244
    Abstract: A drug delivery device is provided comprising a dose setting mechanism having 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: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, James Davies, Christopher Jones, Robert Veasey
  • Publication number: 20170314178
    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: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: SARAH GALEA, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, AARON A. LINDEN, THOMAS D. SPICER, MEREDITH A. WAGNER, ROBERT C. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20170308728
    Abstract: RFID systems are disclosed that include at least one RFID receiver system and a distributed exciter architecture. Exciters can be connected via wired and/or wireless connections to the RFID receiver system, which can control activation of the exciters to detect the presence of RFID tags within interrogation spaces defined by the exciter topology. One embodiment includes an RFID receiver system configured to detect information from RFID tags within a receive coverage area, and a plurality of exciters defining a plurality of interrogation spaces within the receive coverage area of the receiver system. The receiver system is configured to transmit a control signal that identifies one of the exciters and includes information indicative of an RFID tag interrogation signal, the exciters are configured to receive the control signal, and the exciter identified in the control signal is configured to illuminate an interrogation space with the RFID tag interrogation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Mojix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Sadr, John Gevargiz, Robert Lee, Majid Manteghi, Gordon Oliver, Michael Collender, Christopher Jones, Syed Hassan Yousaf
  • Publication number: 20170268147
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    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
  • Publication number: 20170255932
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Aabye, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 9750890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly forming a piston rod for advancing a cartridge bung in a drug delivery device, the assembly comprising a first member and a second member wherein in a first state, the first and the second member are moveable with respect to each other to adjust the length of the piston rod and wherein in a second state the first member is locked in position with respect to the second member in order to define a fixed length of the piston rod. Furthermore, it relates to a drug delivery device comprising the assembly and to a method for assembling such a drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Garen Kouyoumjian, Robert Veasey, David Plumptre, Christopher Jones, Catherine Anne Macdonald, Matthew Jones
  • Publication number: 20170224098
    Abstract: A handle shaft has an upper end and a lower end. A cylindrical collar extends upwardly from the upper end of the handle shaft. The cylindrical collar has an open top. A brush head is formed of a plurality of elongated bristle fibers. The bristle fibers have lower ends secured in the open top of the cylindrical collar. The bristle fibers have free upper ends and a middle section. A ferrule assembly is axially reciprocable upon the cylindrical collar between a cleaning lower position and a raised position for cosmetic product application. The ferrule assembly is in sliding contact with the cylindrical collar. The ferrule assembly has a lower end and an upper end. The upper end is of a reduced circumference for sliding contact with the bristle fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: RYAN CHRISTOPHER JONES
  • Publication number: 20170211220
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to an automatic cycle of operation and including a cabinet defining an interior, an imperforate tub located within the interior and having a peripheral wall with an upper portion and a bottom end closed by a base, and a structural support provided within the interior adjacent at least a portion of the imperforate tub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: BENJAMIN E. ALEXANDER, BRENT M. BURGESS, MICHAEL K. CLUSKEY, CHRISTOPHER A. JONES, DALE MUELLER, MICHELE A. PAUSTIAN, BRENNER M. SHARP
  • Patent number: 9697996
    Abstract: A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed comprising: performing a survey scan of a plurality of different types of parent or precursor ions, wherein the survey scan comprises analyzing the ion mobilities of the ions and mass analyzing the ions; determining the charge states of parent or precursor ions analyzed in the survey scan based on their determined combinations of ion mobility and mass to charge ratio; selecting a parent or precursor ion for fragmentation or reaction; and fragmenting or reacting the selected ion, wherein the fragmentation or reaction conditions are selected from a plurality of different fragmentation or reaction conditions based upon the determined charge state of the selected ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Jeffery Mark Brown, Kevin Giles, Martin Raymond Green, John Brian Hoyes, Christopher Jones, Michael Raymond Morris, Steven Derek Pringle, Keith Richardson, Farnoush Salarzaei, Jason Lee Wildgoose
  • Patent number: 9687613
    Abstract: A resettable dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device comprising a driver for driving a spindle of the drug delivery device is provided. Said driver comprises a first component and a second component rotationally coupled to said first component. During resetting of said drug delivery device, said first component is rotationally decoupled from said second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 9690957
    Abstract: RFID systems are disclosed that include at least one RFID receiver system and a distributed exciter architecture. Exciters can be connected via wired and/or wireless connections to the RFID receiver system, which can control activation of the exciters to detect the presence of RFID tags within interrogation spaces defined by the exciter topology. One embodiment includes an RFID receiver system configured to detect information from RFID tags within a receive coverage area, and a plurality of exciters defining a plurality of interrogation spaces within the receive coverage area of the receiver system. The receiver system is configured to transmit a control signal that identifies one of the exciters and includes information indicative of an RFID tag interrogation signal, the exciters are configured to receive the control signal, and the exciter identified in the control signal is configured to illuminate an interrogation space with the RFID tag interrogation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Mojix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Sadr, John Gevargiz, Robert Lee, Majid Manteghi, Gordon Oliver, Michael Collender, Christopher Jones, Syed Hassan Yousaf
  • Patent number: 9683450
    Abstract: A steam turbine inlet assembly and method of constructing the same are disclosed. In an embodiment, an annular ring is provided, along with a body affixed to a distal face of the annular ring and extending distally therefrom. The body portion has a curved entrance geometry at the proximal end adjacent the annular ring, and transitions to a substantially polygonal exit geometry at a distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Ross Predmore, Richard Jon Chevrette, Michael Christopher Jones, Erik Eduardo Lopez Partida, Sean Allen Smith