Patents by Inventor Christopher Simmons

Christopher Simmons 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: 20210161437
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor applicator, a sensor control device arranged within the sensor applicator and including an electronics housing and a sensor extending from a bottom of the electronics housing, and a cap coupled to one of the sensor applicator and the sensor control device, wherein the cap is removable prior to deploying the sensor control device from the sensor applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Thomas, Louis Pace, Dharmendra Patel, Vincent M. Dipalma, Vivek S. Rao, Steven T. Mitchell, Byron J. Lambert, Peter G. Robinson, Peter M. Voit, Stephen T. Pudjijanto, Matthew Simmons, Hsuehchieh Wu, Vu H. Le, Johnathan D. Manion, Christopher M. Harris, Tuan Nguyen, Carter W. Phillip, Jonathan D. Mccanless
  • Patent number: 11024985
    Abstract: The Insulated External Parking Bushing provides a means of safely securing the loadbreak elbow connector by bypassing the damaged components and securing the loadbreak elbow connector from the outside of the elbow and covering the exposed conductive material, and then placed onto the equipment's parking stand. The Insulated External Parking Bushing is the addition of a supporting device to a standard loadbreak elbow connector which hugs the loadbreak elbow connector. The Insulated External Parking Bushing is crafted from injection molds in one solid piece from dielectrically rated plastics or rubber, with the parking bracket identical to existing insulated parking bushings, with variant molds adding skirts for higher voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Shad Patrick Fleming, Anthony Christopher Simmons
  • Patent number: 10896282
    Abstract: A process, including: obtaining data specifying a layout of a lithographic pattern; obtaining performance metrics of a computational analysis of the layout, the performance metrics indicating performance of one or more computer processes performing respective portions of the computational analysis; correlating the performance metrics to portions of the layout processed during measurement of the respective performance metrics; and generating a three or higher dimensional visualization based on a result of correlating the performance metrics to portions of the layout processed during measurement, wherein at least some of the visualization dimensions indicate relative positions of portions of the layout and at least some of the visualization dimensions indicate a performance metric correlated to the respective portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Taksh Pandey, Mark Christopher Simmons
  • Patent number: 10690747
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a work machine operator relative to a work machine comprises a machine controller, a radio frequency receiver, and an infrared transmitter unit. The unit comprises a plurality of infrared transmitters configured to generate infrared signals that collectively divide a 360-degree area around the infrared transmitter unit into a plurality of zones. A remote controller remote from the work machine, which comprises a radio frequency transceiver and an infrared receiver, is configured to receive the infrared signal generated by at least one of the plurality of infrared transmitters. The remote controller has a computer system which is configured to decode information within the one or more infrared signals to determine whether the operator is in an approved zone. The computer system enables the radio frequency transceiver to communicate with the radio frequency receiver upon determining that the operator is in the approved zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Alexander Wynn, Christopher Simmons, Jon Stanford, Tenny Hinshaw
  • Publication number: 20200176896
    Abstract: The Insulated External Parking Bushing provides a means of safely securing the loadbreak elbow connector by bypassing the damaged components and securing the loadbreak elbow connector from the outside of the elbow and covering the exposed conductive material, and then placed onto the equipment's parking stand. The Insulated External Parking Bushing is the addition of a supporting device to a standard loadbreak elbow connector which hugs the loadbreak elbow connector. The Insulated External Parking Bushing is crafted from injection molds in one solid piece from dielectrically rated plastics or rubber, with the parking bracket identical to existing insulated parking bushings, with variant molds adding skirts for higher voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shad Patrick Fleming, Anthony Christopher Simmons
  • Publication number: 20190331761
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a work machine operator relative to a work machine comprises a machine controller, a radio frequency receiver, and an infrared transmitter unit. The unit comprises a plurality of infrared transmitters configured to generate infrared signals that collectively divide a 360-degree area around the infrared transmitter unit into a plurality of zones. A remote controller remote from the work machine, which comprises a radio frequency transceiver and an infrared receiver, is configured to receive the infrared signal generated by at least one of the plurality of infrared transmitters. The remote controller has a computer system which is configured to decode information within the one or more infrared signals to determine whether the operator is in an approved zone. The computer system enables the radio frequency transceiver to communicate with the radio frequency receiver upon determining that the operator is in the approved zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Wynn, Christopher Simmons, Jon Stanford, Tenny Hinshaw
  • Publication number: 20190294753
    Abstract: A process, including: obtaining data specifying a layout of a lithographic pattern; obtaining performance metrics of a computational analysis of the layout, the performance metrics indicating performance of one or more computer processes performing respective portions of the computational analysis; correlating the performance metrics to portions of the layout processed during measurement of the respective performance metrics; and generating a three or higher dimensional visualization based on a result of correlating the performance metrics to portions of the layout processed during measurement, wherein at least some of the visualization dimensions indicate relative positions of portions of the layout and at least some of the visualization dimensions indicate a performance metric correlated to the respective portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Taksh PANDEY, Mark Christopher SIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20190281076
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Patent number: 10395493
    Abstract: This invention further relates to a networking smart tray made of a tray configured to receive an object a sensor positioned to detect the presence of the object within the receptacle; a user interface in communication with the networking microcontroller; and a networking microcontroller configured to receive a sensor input and transmit a command to a smart device through a network connection. This invention further relates to a method to indicate if an object is absent from a networking smart tray, wherein the indication is shown in a selected smart device in communication with the smart tray. This method involves the steps of: providing the networking smart tray as described above, placing the object within or on the smart tray; and removing the object from the smart tray to generate a wireless signal to a selected smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: John Christopher Simmons
  • Patent number: 10320819
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Publication number: 20180316124
    Abstract: The Insulated External Parking Bushing provides a means of safely securing the loadbreak elbow connector by bypassing the damaged components and securing the loadbreak elbow connector from the outside of the elbow and covering the exposed conductive material, and then placed onto the equipment's parking stand. The Insulated External Parking Bushing is the addition of a supporting device to a standard loadbreak elbow connector which hugs the loadbreak elbow connector. The Insulated External Parking Bushing is crafted from injection molds in one solid piece from dielectrically rated plastics or rubber, with the parking bracket identical to existing insulated parking bushings, with variant molds adding skirts for higher voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Shad Patrick Fleming, Anthony Christopher Simmons
  • Publication number: 20180248895
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Patent number: 8816239
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component. The method includes the steps of heating a working region of a substrate with a heating means; directing a material into the working region to bring the material into a temporary molten state, and depositing said material on the substrate such that when the material solidifies it forms at least part of the component. The heating means power output, stand off, orientation, speed and direction of travel relative to the substrate are adjustable and controlled throughout the material deposition process to control the shape and/or size of the working region to thereby control the distribution and rate of heat delivery to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Christopher A. Simmons, Mark D. Hancock
  • Patent number: 8673203
    Abstract: A method for depositing material at an intersection region (116) of at least two surfaces (102,104,106,108,110) of a component (100). The method comprises a first deposition process providing material at said intersection and directing an energy beam (114) toward the intersection region to join the material to the component. The beam is maintained at an obtuse angle relative to at least two of the surfaces such that substantially all of the working area of the beam is incident upon the intersection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Christopher A. Simmons, Mark D. Hancock
  • Publication number: 20130166386
    Abstract: A community-based marketing and advertising service uses an application (“app”) that is configured to provide location-aware services to promote local businesses and show the character and/or history of the location to customers and visitors who use the app. The app may be implemented on diverse computing platforms as both web- and smartphone-based products having location-awareness capabilities provided, for example, by GPS (Global Positioning System) or mobile phone tracking technologies such as cell tower triangulation. The app is implemented in a manner to readily enable businesses to market and advertise using, for example, social networking constructs such as blogging and tweeting while simultaneously providing users with easy-to-use tools to plan a visit, navigate and receive directions in real time using maps displayed by the app, receive promotional offers such as coupons, and generate feedback for the benefit of other users while at or near a given location in the community.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Simmons
  • Publication number: 20120126141
    Abstract: A method of inspecting an article, comprising applying an organic liquid substance over at least a portion of the article to be inspected so as to form a surface layer thereon, wherein said surface layer is luminescent. The article is irradiated with the surface layer thereon; and, scanning the article to determine its shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Adriano G. PULISCIANO, Philip E. BAMFORTH, Christopher A. SIMMONS, Daniel CLARK
  • Publication number: 20110253680
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component. The method includes the steps of heating a working region of a substrate with a heating means; directing a material into the working region to bring the material into a temporary molten state, and depositing said material on the substrate such that when the material solidifies it forms at least part of the component. The heating means power output, stand off, orientation, speed and direction of travel relative to the substrate are adjustable and controlled throughout the material deposition process to control the shape and/or size of the working region to thereby control the distribution and rate of heat delivery to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Daniel CLARK, Christopher A. SIMMONS, Mark D. HANCOCK
  • Publication number: 20110057360
    Abstract: A method for depositing material at an intersection region (116) of at least two surfaces (102,104,106,108,110) of a component (100). The method comprises a first deposition process providing material at said intersection and directing an energy beam (114) toward the intersection region to join the material to the component. The beam is maintained at an obtuse angle relative to at least two of the surfaces such that substantially all of the working area of the beam is incident upon the intersection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Clark, Christopher A. Simmons, Mark D. Hancock
  • Publication number: 20060201851
    Abstract: A process for producing a product slate, which includes at least three base oil grades having kinematic viscosities at 100° C. within the range between about 1.8 cSt and 30 cSt, from a waxy feed having an initial boiling point of about 340° C. or less and a final boiling point of about 560° C. or higher, said process comprising (a) isomerizing at least a portion of the waxy feed, whereby the amount of isoparaffins present are increased; (b) distilling a first portion of the isomerized waxy feed in light block mode operation into at least three base oil fractions having different boiling ranges; (c) distilling a second portion of the isomerized waxy feed in medium block mode operation into at least three base oil fractions having different boiling ranges; and (d) blending at least one base oil fraction produced from light block mode with at least one base oil fraction produced from medium block mode to produce a lubricating base oil blend meeting a target value for at least one pre-selected property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: John Rosenbaum, Brent Lok, Philip Quinnett, Christopher Simmons
  • Patent number: D904846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Shad Patrick Fleming, Anthony Christopher Simmons