Patents by Inventor Christopher M. Jones

Christopher M. 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: 11141950
    Abstract: A glass sealing system includes a glass portion and a first adhesive layer disposed along an exterior surface of the glass portion. The glass sealing system also includes a cover with a first surface secured to the first adhesive layer and a second surface opposing the first surface. The glass sealing system includes a second adhesive layer disposed on the second surface and configured to secure the cover to a support structure. The cover obscures the second adhesive layer from view of a user looking through the glass portion toward the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Kingman, Derek C. Scott, Donald R. Monroe, Phil M. Hobson, Juan A. Lazaro, Ibuki Kamei, John Raff, Stephen B. Lynch, Albert J. Golko, Christopher D. Prest, Dale N. Memering, James A. Yurko, Christopher D. Jones
  • Publication number: 20210293872
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method generally comprises monitoring real-time electrical data at Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) transmitting power over a cable to a Powered Device (PD), calculating thermal characteristics for the cable based on the monitored data, and periodically updating the thermal characteristics based on the monitored data. The power comprises multi-phase pulse power, the data comprises voltage and current measured for each phase of the multi-phase pulse power, and the voltage is greater than 60 volts at the PSE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Richard Goergen, Chad M. Jones, Christopher Daniel Bullock, Dylan T. Walker
  • Patent number: 11109670
    Abstract: A flip top table includes a leg assembly supporting an axle defining a rotation axis extending in a longitudinal direction. A strike plate is non-rotatably secured to the axle, with the strike plate having first and second circumferentially spaced and radially extending stop surfaces. A worksurface is rotatably supported on the axle and includes first and second circumferentially spaced stop surfaces. The worksurface is rotatable about the rotation axis between a use position and a stowed position. A latch assembly is coupled to and rotatable with the worksurface between the use and stowed positions. The latch assembly includes a lock bolt moveable in the longitudinal direction between a disengaged position, wherein the lock bolt is longitudinally displaced from the strike plate, and an engaged position, wherein the lock bolt engages the second stop surface of the strike plate when the worksurface is in the use position. An actuation mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Payne, Brian K. Snyder, Sean M. Derrick, David K. Jones, David J. Battey, Ivan Colin, Christopher Gale Inman
  • Publication number: 20210172792
    Abstract: An integrated computing element for an optical computing device includes a flexible optical substrate. The integrated computing element also includes at least one optical thin film deposited on a first surface of the flexible optical substrate. The at least one optical thin film is configured to selectively pass fractions of electromagnetic radiation at different wavelengths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Jian LI, James M. PRICE, Bin DAI, Christopher M. JONES, Daniel STARK
  • Patent number: 10914165
    Abstract: A method includes collecting tracer concentration measurements from a flow stream in a borehole as a function of time. The method also includes recovering an uplink telemetry signal from the collected tracer concentration measurements, wherein the uplink telemetry signal conveys a downhole tool measurement or communication. The method also includes performing an operation in response to the recovered uplink telemetry signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Pelletier, Li Gao, Christopher M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200408092
    Abstract: Interaction of adsorbing chemicals with a downhole tool presents inaccuracies in the adsorbing chemical measurement and analysis. The principles of the present disclosure provide a method and system of sampling fluids including an adsorbing chemical in a subterranean reservoir. One method may include modeling an interaction between the adsorbing chemical and a downhole tool, applying the model to a measurement of the adsorbing chemical, and adjusting the measurement in response to applying the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher M. Jones, Michael T. Pelletier, Mark Proett
  • Publication number: 20200370425
    Abstract: A tool including a dispersive spectrometer deployable within a wellbore is provided. The dispersive spectrometer includes a waveguide layer to detect electromagnetic radiation according to wavelength. The dispersive spectrometer also includes a plurality of detector elements disposed along the waveguide layer to detect electromagnetic radiation associated with a portion of the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation. A method for using the tool in a subterranean application is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones, Nagaraja Pai, Michael T. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10839646
    Abstract: A geographically based lottery game is described where prizes are allocated based on the geographic location or residence of the lottery player. The lottery terminal determines the player's residence and sets parameters for the lottery ticket, such as the count of symbols to be picked and the range of the symbols. Prizes are then awarded within the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10787904
    Abstract: Interaction of adsorbing chemicals with a downhole tool presents inaccuracies in the adsorbing chemical measurement and analysis. The principles of the present disclosure provide a method and system of sampling fluids including an adsorbing chemical in a subterranean reservoir. One method may include modeling an interaction between the adsorbing chemical and a downhole tool, applying the model to a measurement of the adsorbing chemical, and adjusting the measurement in response to applying the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Jones, Michael T. Pelletier, Mark Proett
  • Publication number: 20200301387
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating with and controlling load control systems of respective user environments from locations that are remote from the user environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: John B. Nill, Matthew Bamberger, Jason M. Swails, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10781689
    Abstract: A tool including a probe deployable within a wellbore and an optical analysis device coupled to the probe is provided. The optical analysis device includes a two-dimensional (2D) waveguide layer to transmit and to disperse an electromagnetic radiation according to wavelength and including detector elements disposed along an edge, each detector element providing a signal associated with a pre-determined wavelength portion of the electromagnetic radiation. The optical analysis device also includes a substrate layer electrically coupled to receive the signal from each of the detector elements and form a spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation with the processor. A method for using the tool in a wellbore application, a pipeline application, or a reservoir storage application is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Perkins, Christopher M. Jones, Nagaraja Pai, Michael T. Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200271825
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a plurality of master sensor responses with a master sensor in a set of training fluids and obtaining node sensor responses in the set of training fluids. A linear correlation between a compensated master data set and a node data set is then found for a set of training fluids and generating node sensor responses in a tool parameter space from the compensated master data set on a set of application fluids. A reverse transformation is obtained based on the node sensor responses in a complete set of calibration fluids. The reverse transformation converts each node sensor response from a tool parameter space to the synthetic parameter space and uses transformed data as inputs of various fluid predictive models to obtain fluid characteristics. The method includes modifying operation parameters of a drilling or a well testing and sampling system according to the fluid characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Bin Dai, Christopher M. Jones, Darren Gascooke, Tian He
  • Publication number: 20200256184
    Abstract: A method includes collecting tracer concentration measurements from a flow stream in a borehole as a function of time. The method also includes recovering an uplink telemetry signal from the collected tracer concentration measurements, wherein the uplink telemetry signal conveys a downhole tool measurement or communication. The method also includes performing an operation in response to the recovered uplink telemetry signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael T. Pelletier, Li Gao, Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10724355
    Abstract: Downhole tools for isolating and analyzing one or more gases include a gas separation assembly in fluid communication with a gas specific analyzer. The gas separation assembly includes a piston disposed within a housing and a separation volume defined between the piston and the housing. The piston is movable to separate a gas component and a liquid component from a downhole formation fluid within the separation volume. The gas specific analyzer is operable to measure one or more properties of the gas component. In some configurations, the gas specific analyzer is an optical assembly containing a light source, an optical detector, and a gas cell that contains an observation volume. The optical assembly is operable to measure one or more properties of the gas component within the observation volume via the light source and the optical detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Jones, Darren Gascooke, Anthony H. van Zuilekom, Michael T. Pelletier, Bin Dai, James M. Price
  • Publication number: 20200217196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of determining an unknown property or information of a reservoir fluid. The method includes measuring a set of responses of a measuring instrument to the fluid and measuring one or more physical or chemical properties of the fluid. The method further includes determining the unknown property or information of the fluid based on the relationship between the instrument responses and the measured properties of the fluid using equation-of-state (EOS) model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Pelletier, Christopher M. Jones, Jim R. Wilson, Robert E. Engelman
  • Patent number: 10684391
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a plurality of master sensor responses with a master sensor in a set of training fluids and obtaining node sensor responses in the set of training fluids. A linear correlation between a compensated master data set and a node data set is then found for a set of training fluids and generating node sensor responses in a tool parameter space from the compensated master data set on a set of application fluids. A reverse transformation is obtained based on the node sensor responses in a complete set of calibration fluids. The reverse transformation converts each node sensor response from a tool parameter space to the synthetic parameter space, and uses transformed data as inputs of various fluid predictive models to obtain fluid characteristics. The method includes modifying operation parameters of a drilling or a well testing and sampling system according to the fluid characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Bin Dai, Christopher M. Jones, Darren Gascooke, Tian He
  • Patent number: 10678203
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating with and controlling load control systems of respective user environments from locations that are remote from the user environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: John B. Nill, Matthew Bamberger, Jason M. Swails, Christopher M. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200059378
    Abstract: A control system may comprise a plurality of audio output devices (e.g., controllable speakers), and a remote control device having at least one button for selecting a preset, where the preset defines different commands for at least two of the audio output devices. The at least two audio output devices may be configured to be controlled according to the different commands (e.g., starting, pausing, or stopping playback, adjusting volume, etc.) in response to an actuation of the button of the remote control device. The control system may also comprise a load control device, such as a dimmer configured to control an intensity of a lighting load to a predetermined intensity in response to the actuation of the button of the remote control device to select the preset. The audio output device may be configured to play a feedback signal indicating an operational characteristic of the dimmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Jones, Neil R. Orchowski, David T. Saveri, III
  • Publication number: 20200051382
    Abstract: A geographically based lottery game is described where prizes are allocated based on the geographic location or residence of the lottery player. The lottery terminal determines the player's residence and sets parameters for the lottery ticket, such as the count of symbols to be picked and the range of the symbols. Prizes are then awarded within the geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10519770
    Abstract: A method including selecting candidate sensors for pooled calibration and determining a multivariate fluid characterization model with the pooled sensors is provided. The method includes determining a virtual master kernel standardization model with the pooled sensors, implementing a calibration result into a processor circuit and determining a value of a fluid characteristic by applying the multivariate fluid composition model to a plurality of responses obtained from a plurality of sensor responses to the fluid sample. The plurality of responses may be obtained from the plurality of sensor responses using the virtual master kernel standardization model. The method includes optimizing a wellbore operation based on the value of the fluid characteristic. A device for implementing the above method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingding Chen, Christopher M. Jones, Bin Dai, Darren Gascooke