Patents by Inventor Christopher Wolfe

Christopher Wolfe 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: 20180323534
    Abstract: A connector assembly connects a coaxial cable, having a first coaxial connector, to a second coaxial connector. The connector assembly includes the coaxial cable conductively connected to a proximal end of the coaxial cable; and an outer housing member having a proximal end and a distal end. The outer housing member includes an internal lumen containing the proximal end of the coaxial cable and at least partially containing the first coaxial connector; a concavity at the proximal end of the outer housing member, wherein the concavity includes an opening that is contiguous with the internal lumen; and a first interlocking connector element in the concavity. The connector assembly further includes at least one sealing body within the internal lumen of the outer housing member, the at least one sealing body forming a watertight seal between the housing and the cable, and a resilient compressible surface surrounding the first coaxial connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Damon Lloyd Patton, Steven Christopher Wolfe, Randall McClay Stoves
  • Publication number: 20180273211
    Abstract: An expedited preflight readiness system for aircraft includes a power source having one or more battery modules for storing electrical power. An integrated controller is electrically and communicatively coupled with the power source for monitoring and controlling the power source to provide electrical power to aircraft subsystems. A mobile device is communicatively coupled with the integrated controller for communicating instructions to the integrated controller for initiating preflight readiness of the aircraft and for monitoring preflight readiness. A method for preconditioning an aircraft includes determining a state-of-charge of an APU and activating an environmental control subsystem for preconditioning the aircraft by adjusting a current temperature according to a preconditioning profile based on one or more of a target temperature, a target time, the current temperature, an outside air temperature, an amount of energy, and a state-of-charge of the APU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Vernon Weng-Yew Chang, Charles Bernard Beuning, Adam Blake Wolfe, Phuong Ngoc Ta, Mark Christopher Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180273209
    Abstract: An expedited preflight readiness system for aircraft includes a power source having one or more battery modules for storing electrical power. An integrated controller is electrically and communicatively coupled with the power source for monitoring and controlling the power source to provide electrical power to aircraft subsystems. A mobile device is communicatively coupled with the integrated controller for communicating instructions to the integrated controller for initiating preflight readiness of the aircraft and for monitoring preflight readiness. A method for preconditioning an aircraft includes determining a state-of-charge of an APU and activating an environmental control subsystem for preconditioning the aircraft by adjusting a current temperature according to a preconditioning profile based on one or more of a target temperature, a target time, the current temperature, an outside air temperature, an amount of energy, and a state-of-charge of the APU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Vernon Weng-Yew Chang, Charles Bernard Beuning, Adam Blake Wolfe, Phuong Ngoc Ta, Mark Christopher Hansen
  • Patent number: 9831050
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant or tamper-evident keypad device for use in secure transactions. The keypad comprises multiple security mechanisms to prevent tampering to the device, and thus access to users' private information. The keypad is made of resilient materials and contains a tamper-resistant collar for housing the keypad's connector interface. The keypad comprises a multi-layered printed circuit board with at least two internal security-shield layers comprising switch trace protection, as well as additional security layers for tamper protection. The keypad comprises a silicon-rubber keypad actuator that engages tamper switches on the flexible security circuit. The keypad comprises metal discs mounted on the front or rear face of the flexible circuit and an optional dome layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Multinational Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Steve Dunham
  • Publication number: 20160255079
    Abstract: A method of updating an authentication credential may include, by a client device, receiving an authentication credential from a user, generating an access key using the authentication credential, determining whether the access key decrypts a storage key that encrypts at least a portion of a computer-readable storage medium of the client device, and in response to determining that access key does not decrypt the storage key, sending a request to an authentication server. The request may include the authentication credential. The method may include receiving, from the authentication server, a recovery key, and generating an updated storage key using the decryption key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan James Harrison, Christopher Wolfe
  • Patent number: 9369289
    Abstract: A method of updating an authentication credential may include, by a client device, receiving an authentication credential from a user, generating an access key using the authentication credential, determining whether the access key decrypts a storage key that encrypts at least a portion of a computer-readable storage medium of the client device, and in response to determining that access key does not decrypt the storage key, sending a request to an authentication server. The request may include the authentication credential. The method may include receiving, from the authentication server, a recovery key, and generating an updated storage key using the decryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan James Harrison, Christopher Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20160111232
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant or tamper-evident keypad device for use in secure transactions. The keypad comprises multiple security mechanisms to prevent tampering to the device, and thus access to users' private information. The keypad is made of resilient materials and contains a tamper-resistant collar for housing the keypad's connector interface. The keypad comprises a multi-layered printed circuit board with at least two internal security-shield layers comprising switch trace protection, as well as additional security layers for tamper protection. The keypad comprises a silicon-rubber keypad actuator that engages tamper switches on the flexible security circuit. The keypad comprises metal discs mounted on the front or rear face of the flexible circuit and an optional dome layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Steve Dunham
  • Patent number: 9291539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a rock strength profile of a formation is disclosed. A tool having a testing surface is conveyed into a wellbore in the formation. The testing surface is propelled to impact the formation at a plurality of depths in the wellbore. A measurement of hardness of the formation is obtained from a rebound of the testing surface from the formation at the plurality of depths. The rock strength profile of the formation is estimated using the obtained measurements of hardness at the plurality of depths. A parameter for drilling the wellbore can be affected using the estimated rock strength profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ji Soo Lee, Terrance H. Quinn, David A. Curry, Javier A. Franquet, Christopher A. Wolfe, Michael M. Reese
  • Patent number: 9240291
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant or tamper-evident keypad device for use in secure transactions. The keypad comprises multiple security mechanisms to prevent tampering to the device, and thus access to users' private information. The keypad is made of resilient materials and contains a tamper-resistant collar for housing the keypad's connector interface. The keypad comprises a multi-layered printed circuit board with at least two internal security-shield layers comprising switch trace protection, as well as additional security layers for tamper protection. The keypad comprises a silicon-rubber keypad actuator that engages tamper switches on the flexible security circuit. The keypad comprises an optional dome layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Multinational Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Steve Dunham
  • Patent number: 9145785
    Abstract: The present application provides an aerodynamic seal assembly for use with a turbo-machine. The aerodynamic seal assembly may include a number of springs, a shoe connected to the springs, and a secondary seal positioned about the springs and the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul Anil Bidkar, Christopher Wolfe, Biao Fang
  • Publication number: 20150199788
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for accelerating graphical rendering through legacy graphics compilation is provided. The method includes analyzing one or more graphics API calls of one or more frames of a scene to determine a sequence of graphics API calls which are likely to be unchanged, and translating the determined sequence of graphics API calls into a group of graphics processing unit (GPU) instructions. The method also includes storing the group of GPU instructions in a memory, and rendering a subsequent frame that is subsequent to the one or more analyzed frames using the stored group of GPU instructions. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Christopher WOLFE
  • Patent number: 8952829
    Abstract: A method for generating an alert or advice for drilling a borehole penetrating an earth formation includes: receiving with a processor a borehole image from a downhole tool disposed at a drill tubular drilling the borehole; detecting a first breakout and a second breakout shifted approximately 180° apart from the first breakout if breakouts are in the image using a method for detecting breakouts implemented by the processor; and generating an alert or advice with the processor if the first and second breakouts are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefan Wessling, Christopher Wolfe, Antonio Santagati, Mark Alan Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20140356778
    Abstract: A toner including a resin; an optional wax; and a colorant; wherein the colorant has disposed thereon a reactive component having at least one cross-linkable carbon-carbon double bond and wherein the tribo electric charge of the toner is adjusted through surface treatment of the colorant with the reactive component. Also a colorant having disposed thereon a reactive component having at least one cross-linkable carbon-carbon double bond, wherein the reactive component disposed on the colorant is selected from the group consisting of methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, butyl methacrylate, cyclohexyl methacrylate, stearyl methacrylate, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, maleic acid, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl acrylate, glycidyl acrylate, alkoxymethylol acrylamide, styrene, vinyl toluene, methylstyrene, acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, bisphenol A glycerolate diacrylate, and mixtures and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Wolfe, Jay L. Schneider, Randy Pheav Tin, Chieh-Min Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140335451
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to toner particles having an increased surface hardness, and toners comprising said toner particles. More specifically, the present embodiments relate to toner particles having an average surface hardness of from about 130 mPa to about 250 mPa, comprising a core surrounded by a shell, wherein the shell comprises a crystalline resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joo T. Chung, Jay L. Schneider, Chieh-Min Cheng, Christopher Wolfe, Angela Schnuerch
  • Patent number: 8818779
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of conducting a drilling operation are provided. One embodiment of the method includes drilling a borehole, predicting a value of a first parameter relating to the drilling of the borehole using a geomechanical model, estimating a value of a second parameter from measurements taken by a sensor, updating the geomechanical model based at least in part on the estimated value of the second parameter, predicting a second value of the first parameter using the updated geomechanical model, and altering a drilling parameter for drilling the borehole based on the predicted second value of the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Andreas G. Sadlier, James Peter Dwyer, Martin O. Brudy, Christopher A. Wolfe, Michael M. Reese
  • Publication number: 20120234600
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for estimating a rock strength profile of a formation is disclosed. A tool having a testing surface is conveyed into a wellbore in the formation. The testing surface is propelled to impact the formation at a plurality of depths in the wellbore. A measurement of hardness of the formation is obtained from a rebound of the testing surface from the formation at the plurality of depths. The rock strength profile of the formation is estimated using the obtained measurements of hardness at the plurality of depths. A parameter for drilling the wellbore can be affected using the estimated rock strength profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ji Soo Lee, Terrence H. Quinn, David A. Curry, Javier A. Franquet, Christopher A. Wolfe, Michael M. Reese
  • Publication number: 20120223483
    Abstract: The present application provides an aerodynamic seal assembly for use with a turbo-machine. The aerodynamic seal assembly may include a number of springs, a shoe connected to the springs, and a secondary seal positioned about the springs and the shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rahul Anil Bidkar, Christopher Wolfe, Biao Fang
  • Publication number: 20120188090
    Abstract: A method for generating an alert or advice for drilling a borehole penetrating an earth formation includes: receiving with a processor a borehole image from a downhole tool disposed at a drill tubular drilling the borehole; detecting a first breakout and a second breakout shifted approximately 180° apart from the first breakout if breakouts are in the image using a method for detecting breakouts implemented by the processor; and generating an alert or advice with the processor if the first and second breakouts are detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stefan Wessling, Christopher Wolfe, Antonio Santagati, Mark Alan Jenkins
  • Patent number: 8002524
    Abstract: The present application provides a wind turbine system. The wind turbine system may include a number of blades, a number of wind speed sensors positioned on the blades, a controller in communication with the wind speed sensors, and one or more performance adjustment, mechanisms in communication with the controller. The controller activates the performance adjustment mechanisms in response to the wind speed sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric Eggleston, Christopher Wolfe, Eric John Ruggiero, Alexander Simpson, Rodrigo Rodriguez Erdmenger, Robbert Pannekeet
  • Publication number: 20110153296
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of conducting a drilling operation are provided. One embodiment of the method includes drilling a borehole, predicting a value of a first parameter relating to the drilling of the borehole using a geomechanical model, estimating a value of a second parameter from measurements taken by a sensor, updating the geomechanical model based at least in part on the estimated value of the second parameter, predicting a second value of the first parameter using the updated geomechanical model, and altering a drilling parameter for drilling the borehole based on the predicted second value of the first parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Andreas G. Sadlier, James Peter Dwyer, Martin O. Brudy, Christopher A. Wolfe, Michael M. Reese