Patents by Inventor Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne 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: 10899220
    Abstract: A hybrid module includes a torque converter, an electric motor, a cover plate, a connecting pin, a piston, and a pressure plate. The torque converter includes a turbine and an impeller, arranged together to form a hydrodynamic torus. The electric motor includes a rotor with a rotor carrier drivingly engaged with the impeller. The cover plate is fixed to and radially inside of the rotor carrier, and includes a tubular portion with an orifice. The connecting pin is sealed to the tubular portion and extends through the orifice. The piston is disposed on a first axial side of the cover plate, is fixed to the connecting pin, and is arranged to engage a torque converter clutch, and the pressure plate is disposed on a second axial side of the cover plate, opposite the first axial side, is fixed to the connecting pin, and is arranged to engage a K0 clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Payne, Christopher Shamie
  • Publication number: 20200368017
    Abstract: A replacement heart valve device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the device includes a frame coupled to one or more leaflets that are moveable between open and closed configurations. In some embodiments, the frame comprises at least two frame sections that join at a pair of commissural posts. In some embodiments, the device may be geometrically accommodating to adapt to different vasculature shapes and sizes and/or to be able to change size while implanted within a growing patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: Children's Medical Center Corporation, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sophie-Charlotte Hofferberth, Pedro J. del Nido, Elazer R. Edelman, Peter E. Hammer, Christopher Payne
  • Publication number: 20200360135
    Abstract: A replacement heart valve device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the device includes a frame coupled to one or more leaflets that are moveable between open and closed configurations. In some embodiments, the frame comprises at least two frame sections that join at a pair of commissural posts. In some embodiments, the device may be geometrically accommodating to adapt to different vasculature shapes and sizes and/or to be able to change size while implanted within a growing patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: Children's Medical Center Corporation, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sophie-Charlotte Hofferberth, Pedro J. del Nido, Elazer R. Edelman, Peter E. Hammer, Christopher Payne
  • Publication number: 20200258414
    Abstract: A live virtual constructive (LVC) gateway system is configured to transparently separate, merge, and route data traffic between operator systems, live tactical Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) systems, and simulated tactical LRU systems. The LVC gateway is configured to receive LRU commands from an operator system, parse, the commands, and reconstruct the commands suitable for transmission to live or simulated tactical LRU systems. The LVC gateway is also configured to receive live and simulated status and target data from live tactical LRU and simulated tactical LRU systems, respectively, and merge the data for transmission to an operator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon Boldenow, Peter Fischer, Nathan Gang, Maxwell O. Greenstein, Sarah Kooiman, Daniel Payne, Christopher Poupore, Kyle P. Werner
  • Publication number: 20200249685
    Abstract: A processor coupled to memory is configured to receive image data based on an image captured by a camera of a vehicle. The image data is used as a basis of an input to a trained machine learning model trained to predict a three-dimensional trajectory of a machine learning feature. The three-dimensional trajectory of the machine learning feature is provided for automatically controlling the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ashok Kumar Elluswamy, Matthew Bauch, Christopher Payne, Andrej Karpathy, Dhaval Shroff, Arvind Ramanandan, James Robert Howard Hakewill
  • Publication number: 20200250473
    Abstract: Sensor data, including a group of time series elements, is received. A training data set is determined, including by determining for at least a selected time series element in the group of time series elements a corresponding ground truth. The corresponding ground truth is based on a plurality of time series elements in the group of time series elements. A processor is used to train a machine learning model using the training dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ashok Kumar Elluswamy, Matthew Bauch, Christopher Payne, Andrej Karpathy, Joseph Polin
  • Patent number: 10695281
    Abstract: Methods of making personal care compositions, such as dentifrices, involving the addition of rheology modifiers at a later stage in the personal care composition formation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Lewis Agerton, Steven Robert Alexander, James Albert Berta, Gina Lynn Blum, Marco Caggioni, Susan Marie Dawes, David Michael Farren, Justin Thomas Lydon Hedin, Charles Phillip Miller, Christa Marie Novicki, Melissa Cherie Payne, Molly Rose Schottelkotte, John Christopher Wesner, Randall Lee Wood
  • Publication number: 20200038029
    Abstract: A surgical fastener having a first part and a second part, each of the first and second parts comprising a clamping bar and a centrally-positioned perpendicular bracing bar extending therefrom, the clamping bar and bracing bar together defining a “T”-shape, wherein the surgical fastener further comprises at least one bracing element connecting the bracing bar of each of the first and second parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mikael Sodergren, Christopher Payne
  • Patent number: 10517793
    Abstract: A cardio-pulmonary compression board includes a board (10) configured for a patient. A leg (20) is pivotally connected to the board, and the leg includes a free end portion having a mechanical feature (35) configured to be received in a compression device to adjustably secure the compression device at a distance from the board in an operational position. A locking mechanism (32, 42) is configured to releasably maintain the leg in the operational position, which is transverse to a plane of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Christopher Walden, Virginia Higley, Michael Knipfer, Ahmed Fouad Said Reda, Mark Payne, John Olson, Mark Dominguez, Daniel Burch
  • Publication number: 20190307242
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Payne, Brian K. Snyder, Sean M. Derrick, David K. Jones, David J. Battey, Ivan Colin, Christopher Gale Inman
  • Publication number: 20190270085
    Abstract: A system for isolating cells in at least one of single-cell format and single-cluster format, comprising a reservoir, including a reservoir inlet and a reservoir outlet, configured to receive a biological sample and to receive at least one fluid, a manifold configured to receive and deliver the biological sample and the at least one fluid from the reservoir into a biological sample substrate, the manifold comprising a broad surface comprising a central region configured to receive the biological sample substrate, a set of openings configured to enable fluid flow transmission across the biological sample substrate, a manifold inlet configured to transmit flow from the reservoir the first subset of openings, a manifold outlet configured at a downstream end of the broad surface and coupled to the second subset of openings, the manifold outlet configured to transmit waste fluid from the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kalyan Handique, Kyle Gleason, Austin Payne, Priyadarshini Gogoi, Christopher Siemer, Yi Zhou, Saedeh Javdani Sepehri
  • Patent number: 10350601
    Abstract: A system for isolating cells in at least one of single-cell format and single-cluster format, comprising a reservoir, including a reservoir inlet and a reservoir outlet, configured to receive a biological sample and to receive at least one fluid, a manifold configured to receive and deliver the biological sample and the at least one fluid from the reservoir into a biological sample substrate, the manifold comprising a broad surface comprising a central region configured to receive the biological sample substrate, a set of openings configured to enable fluid flow transmission across the biological sample substrate, a manifold inlet configured to transmit flow from the reservoir the first subset of openings, a manifold outlet configured at a downstream end of the broad surface and coupled to the second subset of openings, the manifold outlet configured to transmit waste fluid from the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Celsee Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyan Handique, Kyle Gleason, Austin Payne, Priyadarshini Gogoi, Christopher Siemer, Yi Zhou, Saedeh Javdani Sepehri
  • Publication number: 20190092450
    Abstract: A leading edge structure for providing an aerodynamic surface of an aircraft is disclosed having a skin structure, the skin structure providing an outer aerodynamic surface and an inner surface, both surfaces extending in a chordwise and spanwise direction of the structure, and a plurality of structural members, each structural member being connected to the inner surface of the skin structure and extending in the chordwise direction along the inner surface, wherein the structural members are integrally formed with the inner surface of the skin structure. The disclosure is also related to an aircraft wing, aircraft tailplane, wing box structure, wing or wing structure and an aircraft including the leading edge structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Llifon Williams, Ross Salisbury, Marcus Rafla, Hugh Theobald, Christopher Payne, Robert McCormick, Heinz Hansen, Timothy Evans
  • Publication number: 20180332903
    Abstract: A system of maintaining the form of a pocket square comprises an insert, a pocket square sleeve, and a holder. The insert comprises a semi-rigid or rigid material. The pocket square sleeve comprises fabric sewn along a lengthwise seam to form a sleeve and a second seam substantially perpendicular to the lengthwise seam forming a cavity configured to receive the insert. The holder comprises an elongate member and a fastening element, the elongate member configured to be folded to cause engagement of the fastening element. The insert is disposed in the cavity of the pocket square sleeve and the combined insert and pocket square sleeve is disposed in the holder with the fastening element engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: SQUARED AWAY POCKET SQUARE MOVEMENT LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Christopher PAYNE
  • Patent number: 9387043
    Abstract: Apparatus for Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS) comprising a master device, a slave device, a detector for detecting a parameter of, or associated with the slave device, and a shape locking system for locking the shape of the master device in response to a parameter detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Imperial Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Guang-Zhong Yang, George Mylonas, Christopher Payne
  • Patent number: 9169000
    Abstract: An aircraft wing has a main wing element with a spar and a leading edge rib supported by the spar, a high lift device movably mounted to the main wing element, and an actuation mechanism with a drive shaft and a gear train. The gear train has a drive cog carried by the drive shaft, an actuator cog coupled to the high lift device, and one or more intermediate cogs mounted to the rib and coupled in series with the drive cog and the actuator cog so as to transmit torque from the drive cog to the actuator cog which moves the high lift device between a retracted position and an extended position in which the high lift device increases the camber of the wing. Sizes of the cogs in the gear train are selected so that the drive shaft rotates at a higher rate than the high lift device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED, AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Simon Topping, Christopher Payne, Llifon Williams, Martin Mayneord, David Belfourd, Xavier Hue
  • Patent number: 9085350
    Abstract: An aircraft wing cover (10) comprising an integrally stiffened sandwich panel including first and second skins (11, 12) sandwiching a core layer (13), wherein at least one of the skins has a plurality of spanwise extending integral regions of increased thickness (18) accommodated by corresponding regions (19) of decreased thickness in the core. Also, a method of fabricating an aircraft wing cover, and a method of designing an aircraft wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Payne, Peter Griggs, Antony C Peacock, Raymond Bullock, Glenn Watson
  • Publication number: 20150048207
    Abstract: The invention provides a leading edge structure for providing an aerodynamic surface of an aircraft, the leading edge structure comprising a skin structure, the skin structure providing an outer aerodynamic surface and an inner surface, both surfaces extending in a chordwise and spanwise direction of the structure, and a plurality of structural members, each structural member being connected to the inner surface of the skin structure and extending in the chordwise direction along the inner surface, wherein the structural members are integrally formed with the inner surface of the skin structure. The invention also provides an aircraft wing, aircraft tailplane, wing box structure, wing or wing structure and an aircraft including the leading edge structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Llifon Williams, Ross Salisbury, Marcus Rafla, Hugh Theobald, Christopher Payne, Robert McCormick, Heinz Hansen, Timothy Evans
  • Patent number: D851778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Perry D. Stamm, Gregory R. Maes, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., Walter J. Clynes, Leonard H. Schleicher, Jr., Christopher George Kocher, Brian David Peterson, Tim Payne
  • Patent number: D874677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX, INC.
    Inventors: Perry D. Stamm, Gregory R. Maes, Jack R. Hoffmann, Jr., Walter J. Clynes, Leonard H. Schleicher, Jr., Christopher George Kocher, Brian David Peterson, Marc William Hunter, Benjamin Cooper Priess, Tim Payne, Scott Conway