Patents by Inventor Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell 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: 20220193961
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing method and system and in-mold coated plastic article produced thereby are provided. The system includes a combination compression and injection mold and a plurality of program-controlled manipulators. An automatic sprayer supported on a first manipulator sprays at least a portion of a mold surface with an in-mold coating composition. An end effector supported on a second manipulator picks up a heated blank of moldable plastic sheet material from an oven and places the heated blank in the mold. An inner portion of the heated blank is forced into an article-defining cavity of the mold and into contact with at least a portion of the composition. The composition and the inner portion cure and bond to one another and a plastic compatible with the plastic of the sheet is injected into the mold so as to form the coated plastic article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11364162
    Abstract: A powered wheelchair apparatus includes a chair component, a power base component and a wheelchair control system. The wheelchair control system includes a processor and a user input device communicatively coupled to the processor. A display is communicatively coupled to the processor. A memory module is communicatively coupled to the processor that stores logic that, when executed by the processor, causes the system to receive user instructions from the user input device and display a message on the display based on the user instructions. The display is on a back of the chair component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Moore, Christopher P. Lee, Melvin Alfredo Dominguez, Thomas Mitchell Dair
  • Publication number: 20220168927
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing method and system and in-mold coated plastic article produced thereby are provided. The system includes a combination compression and injection mold and a plurality of program-controlled manipulators. An automatic sprayer supported on a first manipulator sprays at least a portion of a mold surface with an in-mold coating composition. An end effector supported on a second manipulator picks up a heated blank of moldable plastic sheet material from an oven and places the heated blank in the mold. An inner portion of the heated blank is forced into an article-defining cavity of the mold and into contact with at least a portion of the composition. The composition and the inner portion cure and bond to one another and a plastic compatible with the plastic of the sheet is injected into the mold so as to form the coated plastic article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20220168926
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing method and system and in-mold coated plastic article produced thereby are provided. The system includes a compression mold and a plurality of program-controlled manipulators. An automatic sprayer supported on a first manipulator sprays at least a portion of a mold surface with an in-mold coating composition. An end effector supported on a second manipulator picks up a heated blank of moldable plastic sheet material from an oven and places the heated blank between upper and lower mold halves of the mold. An inner portion of the heated blank is forced into an article-defining cavity of the mold and into contact with at least a portion of the in-mold coating composition. The in-mold coating composition and the inner portion of the heated blank cure and bond to one another so as to form the coated plastic article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11348170
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with arrangements described herein can include identifying a variety of accounts associated with a user and determining a set of actions that can be taken with respect to the accounts. For instance, upon death of a user, a predetermined set of actions can be executed to transfer one or more assets as defined in a digital will. The accounts can be identified by scanning one or more accounts associated with the user. The accounts associated with the user and/or the account actions for the accounts can be automatically maintained over time. On an account transfer event, each of the accounts can be automatically transferred and/or closed in accordance with the determined account actions. In many embodiments, a password manager is maintained to facilitate the review of accounts and the performance of the appropriate actions on the occurrence of a transfer event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Philip Peter Ramirez, Kevin Mitchell, Christopher Liow, Daniel Turcza
  • Publication number: 20220080338
    Abstract: A liquid solid separator has a main container wherein a rotating filter belt receives influent for liquid sold mixture sieve processing. A filtered water collections tank, a pressurized water supply are sources of wash water inputs. Cold and hot water pressurized water supplies are also potential supply sources. Load balancing of inputs and single and dual wash water pumps are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventor: John Christopher Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20220080336
    Abstract: A liquid solid separator has a main container wherein a rotating filter belt receives influent for liquid sold mixture sieve processing. Various recirculation systems are proposed including an external pump sump, internal pump recirculation and dual pumps with one disposed externally in a sump and one internally in the lower basin of the container. Recirculation points include an inflow pipe connection, an influent basin connection located above the influent basin and influent basin connection located underneath the liquid solid mixture influent level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventor: John Christopher Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11250877
    Abstract: A method for generating a health indicator for at least one person of a group of people, the method comprising: receiving, at a processor, captured sound, where the captured sound is sound captured from the group of people; comparing the captured sound to a plurality of sound models to detect at least one non-speech sound event in the captured sound, each of the plurality of sound models associated with a respective health-related sound type; determining metadata associated with the at least one non-speech sound event; assigning the at least one non-speech sound event and the metadata to at least one person of the group of people; and outputting a message identifying the at least one non-speech event and the metadata to a health indicator generator module to generate a health indicator for the at least one person to whom the at least one non-speech sound event is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AUDIO ANALYTIC LTD
    Inventors: Christopher Mitchell, Joe Patrick Lynas, Sacha Krstulovic, Amoldas Jasonas, Julian Harris
  • Patent number: 11213772
    Abstract: A liquid solid separator tank has a motor driven recirculating belt having rollers placed therein processing a mixture of materials. The top belt brings wet materials into a collection trough having overflow weirs disposed externally. These weirs permit overflow liquids to flow down towards a main tank; then, a sump pump reintroduces water back into an influent basin to cleanse the mixture once again. Also, the action of a motor driven auger within the trough forces solids towards a dewatering box attached externally thereto. This box has a motor driven rotating cage mounted on moveable rollers and internally attached removable brushes that act to clean the outer surface of the cage as it moves in addition to a stationary high pressure wash. A shroud channels the influent liquid solid mixture towards a filtered water basin disposed directly underneath the lower belt portion permitting cleansed water to be removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: John Christopher Mitchell, Michael Westley Anderson
  • Patent number: 11141010
    Abstract: Aspects herein relate to a wedge shaped lateral support cushion that facilitates a side resting position for a user. The wedge shaped lateral support cushion in accordance with aspects herein is a unitary structure that is configured to support the head and the upper torso area of the user. In order to provide a proper alignment of the user's body in the side resting position, the wedge shaped lateral support cushion comprises a nook that is configured to receive the shoulder of the user so that the user has full range of motion of the arm that corresponds to the shoulder that is in accommodated in the nook. As such, the user can remain in the side resting position for prolonged periods of time, and can perform activities such as side sleeping, cuddling with a partner, lounging, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Aaron Christopher Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20210126634
    Abstract: An analog input device including at least one mounting panel and a matrix of analog push button assemblies mounted thereon. Each analog push button assembly including an analog pressure sensor including a pressure reception arrangement having an optical sensing sub-arrangement configured to measure an amount of light varied according to a pressure sensed at the pressure reception arrangement and an output terminal for outputting an analog signal corresponding to the amount of light measured, and a plunger element configured to exert the pressure on the pressure reception arrangement. The analog input device may include a multiplexer including an input side coupled to the push button assemblies and an output side; an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the output side of the multiplexer; a processor coupled to the analog-to-digital converter and configured to output a data packet; and a communication interface configured to transmit the data packet to a host computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Chung Wei LEE, Thuan Teck TAN, Wenliang YANG, Alvin SIM, Kok Kiong LOW, Ling DUAN, Christopher MITCHELL
  • Patent number: 10632394
    Abstract: A timepiece illusion device is formed to appear as an ordinary analog watch or timepiece with hour and minute hands. A software application (Illusion App) is provided that can be loaded onto a smartphone or other device. The Illusion App allows a user to provide inputs into the smartphone, which are transmitted (e.g., as time commands, etc.) from the smartphone to the timepiece illusion device. The timepiece illusion device then moves the hour and minute hands per the time command or otherwise performs the relevant operation per the input from the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOBODY KNOWS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Mitchell, Rory Adams
  • Publication number: 20200035261
    Abstract: A method for generating a health indicator for at least one person of a group of people, the method comprising: receiving, at a processor, captured sound, where the captured sound is sound captured from the group of people; comparing the captured sound to a plurality of sound models to detect at least one non-speech sound event in the captured sound, each of the plurality of sound models associated with a respective health-related sound type; determining metadata associated with the at least one non-speech sound event; assigning the at least one non-speech sound event and the metadata to at least one person of the group of people; and outputting a message identifying the at least one non-speech event and the metadata to a health indicator generator module to generate a health indicator for the at least one person to whom the at least one non-speech sound event is assigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Mitchell, Joe Patrick Lynas, Sacha Krstulovic, Arnoldas Jasonas, Julian Harris
  • Publication number: 20200001195
    Abstract: A timepiece illusion device is formed to appear as an ordinary analog watch or timepiece with hour and minute hands. A software application (Illusion App) is provided that can be loaded onto a smartphone or other device. The Illusion App allows a user to provide inputs into the smartphone, which are transmitted (e.g., as time commands, etc.) from the smartphone to the timepiece illusion device. The timepiece illusion device then moves the hour and minute hands per the time command or otherwise performs the relevant operation per the input from the smartphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Mitchell, Rory Adams
  • Publication number: 20190152595
    Abstract: An apparatus for sustained surveillance and/or deterrence of animals, such as birds, from an area, comprising one or more unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”) controlled autonomously or remotely or with minimal human intervention and having a plurality of deterrence capabilities, including but not limited to flight path changes, movement changes, flight speed changes, visual projections and audio projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Bigfoot Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mitchell, Darren THOMSON, Milad Sakiani
  • Publication number: 20190068747
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for user profile aggregation and inference generation. In an example, user profiles for a plurality of services may be stored by a unified profile service. An inferred user profile may be generated for a user, which may be used to provide inferred user information for inclusion in a new user profile. Accordingly, the user may not need to reenter information that may already be stored by the unified profile service. The inferred user profile may be generated based on one or more confidence levels in order to determine which user information is most likely to be accurate. In some examples, a user may update aspects of an inferred user profile and may indicate that the update should be incorporated into other user profiles stored by the unified profile service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bernt LERVIK, Christopher MITCHELL, Harald LIAVAAG, Kevin BELLINGER
  • Patent number: 10047794
    Abstract: A rolling bearing (1) for an exhaust gas turbocharger, including an outer race (2) and an inner race (3), between which there roll rolling bodies (4) guided by a cage (7). The cage (7) is then guided with a cage guiding surface (9) on a raceway (10) of the outer race (2) and is equipped with openings (11) which connect the cage guiding surface (9) with that side of the cage (7) oriented toward the inner race (3), in order to guide lubricant thrown off through the inner race (3) between the cage guiding surface (9) and the raceway (10). In order to now improve a lubricant supply to the cage guide, the cage (7) is provided, on the side oriented toward the inner race (3), with at least one groove (12) into which each of the openings (11) opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Schmidt, Christopher Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20170146062
    Abstract: A rolling bearing (1) for an exhaust gas turbocharger, including an outer race (2) and an inner race (3), between which there roll rolling bodies (4) guided by a cage (7). The cage (7) is then guided with a cage guiding surface (9) on a raceway (10) of the outer race (2) and is equipped with openings (11) which connect the cage guiding surface (9) with that side of the cage (7) oriented toward the inner race (3), in order to guide lubricant thrown off through the inner race (3) between the cage guiding surface (9) and the raceway (10). In order to now improve a lubricant supply to the cage guide, the cage (7) is provided, on the side oriented toward the inner race (3), with at least one groove (12) into which each of the openings (11) opens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Heiko Schmidt, Christopher Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20160224316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle interface system (1) for performing word processing. The system (1) includes a display (13) for displaying text in the form of words made up of one or more characters. A text display location (15) is provided in said display, the text display location (15) consisting of a fixed number of character entry points (C). The system (1) also includes a processor (5) configured to divide a passage of text into segments (S) made up of one or more words. The segments (S) each consist of a maximum number of characters equal to or less than the fixed number of said character entry points (C). The processor (5) is configured to output each complete segment (S) of said text to the display (13) for display in said text display location (15). The invention also relates to a method of operating a vehicle interface system (1); and a vehicle (3) including the vehicle inter face system (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8985857
    Abstract: A bearing unit for a turbocharger, including a bearing housing extending in an axial direction and also including a bearing cartridge arranged within the bearing housing, wherein between the outer circumference of the bearing cartridge and the bearing housing there is formed an intermediate space with an oil film, and wherein the bearing housing has a supply bore formed for the supply of oil to the oil film. The bearing cartridge includes a rolling bearing, the outer cartridge ring of which is mounted in a freely rotatable manner in the oil film. A bearing unit for a turbocharger, the bearing cartridge of which includes a rolling bearing, the bearing outer ring of which is mounted in a freely rotatable manner in the oil film. By means of bearing units of such design, it is possible to ensure the secure mounting of a shaft even without a separate twist prevention device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Schmidt, Kurt Kirsten, Peter Solfrank, Christopher Mitchell