Patents by Inventor Craig Wright

Craig Wright 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: 20200344962
    Abstract: Systems and methods facilitate efficient and effective monitoring and control of various activities using a remote self-contained in-field installed device capable of self-harvesting power. A power self harvesting control device comprises: a power sub-system configured to self-harvest energy required of its internal components; a communication sub-system configured to communicate with other external devices; an exterior function interface sub-system configured to generate and receive input/output signals associated with the external component interactions; and a management sub-system configured to manage and coordinate activities of the power control sub-system, the communication sub-system, and external function control sub-system. The management sub-system directs management and coordination of the self-harvested energy supply and consumption. The power sub-subsystem includes a non-removable self contained energy storage component that stores self-harvested energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Wright, Leif Alan Chastaine, Craig Nemecek, William Walter Koutny, David Ray Taylor, Luis Hector Garcia Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10788438
    Abstract: An agricultural sensing system includes multiple sensor and/or actuator modules configured to communicate with a relay unit. The sensor and/or actuator modules are powered using solar energy and contain no batteries. The modules feature sleep modes in which some circuits are placed in a low energy mode to conserve energy and remove the need for batteries. Communications to or from the relay unit are optionally timed to avoid interference between transmissions from different sensor and/or actuator modules. The relay units are configured to relay sensor data and send commands to the sensor and/or actuator modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: WaterBit, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Nemecek, William Koutny, Manu Pillai, Andrew Wright, Leif Chastaine
  • Publication number: 20200232939
    Abstract: An agricultural sensing system includes multiple sensor and/or actuator modules configured to communicate with a relay unit. The sensor and/or actuator modules are powered using solar energy and contain no batteries. The modules feature sleep modes in which some circuits are placed in a low energy mode to conserve energy and remove the need for batteries. Communications to or from the relay unit are optionally timed to avoid interference between transmissions from different sensor and/or actuator modules. The relay units are configured to relay sensor data and send commands to the sensor and/or actuator modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Craig Nemecek, William Koutny, Manu Pillai, Andrew Wright, Leif Chastaine
  • Publication number: 20200029709
    Abstract: A beverage container lid can include an audio speaker; a wireless transceiver to transmit and receive wireless signals; and a hardware processor to process wireless signals received by the wireless transceiver and to output audible signals through the audio speaker. The beverage container lid can also include a water-tight housing, the wireless transceiver and hardware processor contained within the water-tight housing; a drinking aperture; and a fluid channel, the fluid channel to allow fluid to pass through the drinking aperture, and the water-tight housing to prevent fluid passing through the fluid channel from contacting the wireless transceiver and hardware processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Craig A. Felder, Bruce Wright
  • Publication number: 20200020032
    Abstract: A system and method that relies upon smart contracts to facilitate cryptocurrency trades through a plurality of different exchanges. The system and method preferably operate on the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: David BLEZNAK, Sergey TSYBA, Jordan LYALL, Noah PASSALACQUA, Nate WELCH, Craig BRAUN, Ed POSNAK, Eric BUJOLD, Colleen STABLER, Svenn MAHLE, Katie HORNE, Austin ROBERTS, Chris BEHAR, Andrew TRUDEL, Andrew KATSEVICH, Harry WRIGHT, Audrey SCIORTINO
  • Publication number: 20190392514
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method to perform an adaptive risk-based assessment of a user is disclosed. A method includes receiving a request from a user to perform an action at an electronic marketplace, retrieving a plurality of risk assessment factors associated with the action and the user, performing a risk assessment process on the risk assessment factors to identify a risk mitigation process, requesting that the user perform the identified risk mitigation process, and allowing the user to perform the action in response to the user completing the risk mitigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Farhang Kassaei, Amanda A. Earhart, Snezana Sahter, Srinivasu Gottipati, Lars Wright, Craig Rowley, Lakshman Shyam Sundar Maddali, Nainesh Nayudu
  • Patent number: 10489853
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method to perform an adaptive risk-based assessment of a user is disclosed. A method includes receiving a request from a user to perform an action at an electronic marketplace, retrieving a plurality of risk assessment factors associated with the action and the user, performing a risk assessment process on the risk assessment factors to identify a risk mitigation process, requesting that the user perform the identified risk mitigation process, and allowing the user to perform the action in response to the user completing the risk mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Farhang Kassaei, Amanda A. Earhart, Snezana Sahter, Srinivasu Gottipati, Lars Wright, Craig Rowley, Lakshman Shyam Sundar Maddali, Nainesh Nayudu
  • Patent number: 10372962
    Abstract: This application provides techniques, including circuits and designs, which can receive information with respect to fingerprint images, or portions thereof, and which can be incorporated into devices using fingerprint recognition. This application also provides techniques, including devices which perform fingerprint recognition and methods which can be performed by those devices. In one embodiment, techniques can include providing a fingerprint recognition sensor in which one or more portions of each fingerprint can be collected as they are identified, and those portions can be combined into a unified fingerprint template. In this way, collection and enrollment of fingerprints may be simplified for users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Wright, Byron B. Han, Craig A. Marciniak
  • Patent number: 10359876
    Abstract: A device has a touch processing module that processes touch screen input to determine if the manner in which the input was entered indicates that the user intends for execution of a particular command. In one embodiment, the module may acquire fingerprint data from the user's input and analyze the data to determine if the input was entered with a particular finger or finger sequence. In another embodiment, the module may also acquire timing data from the user's entry of a plurality of inputs and analyze the timing data to determine if the touch screen input was entered with a particular timing or cadence. In still another embodiment, the module may also acquire force data from the user's entry of a plurality of touch screen inputs and analyze the force data to determine if the touch screen input was entered with a particular force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron B. Han, Craig A. Marciniak, John A. Wright
  • Patent number: 10167951
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a hydraulic drive system includes determining a forward park position value, a reverse park position value, an initial forward position value, and an initial reverse position value of a control device and using these values to calculate a forward buffer value and a reverse buffer value. The forward buffer value and the reverse buffer value are used to determine an adjustment amount for the drive system. The adjustment amount can be used to properly adjust a drive system to avoid system errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Tom Morrison, David V. Rotole, Eric M. Thies, Mitchell R. Usasz, Walter Craig Wright
  • Publication number: 20170234426
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a hydraulic drive system includes determining a forward park position value, a reverse park position value, an initial forward position value, and an initial reverse position value of a control device and using these values to calculate a forward buffer value and a reverse buffer value. The forward buffer value and the reverse buffer value are used to determine an adjustment amount for the drive system. The adjustment amount can be used to properly adjust a drive system to avoid system errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Tom Morrison, David V. Rotole, Eric M. Thies, Mitchell R. Usasz, Walter Craig Wright
  • Publication number: 20140348910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to topical formulations that include lipid microcapsules formed from tocopherol, tocotrienol, or mixtures thereof; a stabilizer/surfactant component; and an aqueous component. The lipid microcapsules may be formed without the use of steroids, preservatives, initiators and/or oils. The topical formulations are capable of delivering transdermal active agent(s) such as vitamin D through the skin and into the bloodstream without the use of skin penetration enhancers. In certain embodiments, the topical formulations also able to deliver topical active agent(s) such as sun-protecting agents to the surface of the skin where they remain, while simultaneously delivering the transdermal active agent(s) through the skin and into the bloodstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: AVIDAS PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
    Inventor: David Craig Wright
  • Patent number: 7998729
    Abstract: Offloading apparatus (30) for a composting cage comprising an enclosure (10), which maybe divided into a plurality of compartments, for receipt of material to be composted is mounted below the enclosure (10) and is capable of travelling there below in order to extract compost from the base of the enclosure. The offloading apparatus (30) comprises an elongate cutter (40) in the form of a motor driven endless chain on which cutting teeth (42) are mounted, and respective winch assemblies (50) mounted adjacent each side of the enclosure (10). Each winch assembly (50) comprises a motor driven winch (54), a pulley (56) mounted to an adjustable tensioning assembly (58) at a spacing from the winch (54), and a winch cable (51) extending from the winch (54) around the pulley (56) and back again to the winch (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The TEG Group Plc
    Inventors: Robert Lewis, Craig Wright, Alan Heyworth
  • Publication number: 20100143393
    Abstract: The present invention includes novel influenza antigenic formulations and vaccines that comprise influenza M2 peptide and VLPs comprising influenza M2 protein. The invention also includes methods of making and administering the novel antigenic formulation and vaccine. The invention also include methods of inducing immunity to ameliorate and/or prevent influenza infections in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Gale Smith, Rick Bright, D. Craig Wright
  • Publication number: 20100015693
    Abstract: Offloading apparatus (30) for a composting cage comprising an enclosure (10), which maybe divided into a plurality of compartments, for receipt of material to be composted is mounted below the enclosure (10) and is capable of travelling there below in order to extract compost from the base of the enclosure. The offloading apparatus (30) comprises an elongate cutter (40) in the form of a motor driven endless chain on which cutting teeth (42) are mounted, and respective winch assemblies (50) mounted adjacent each side of the enclosure (10). Each winch assembly (50) comprises a motor driven winch (54), a pulley (56) mounted to an adjustable tensioning assembly (58) at a spacing from the winch (54), and a winch cable (51) extending from the winch (54) around the pulley (56) and back again to the winch (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: THE TEG GROUP PLC
    Inventors: Robert Lewis, Craig Wright, Alan Heyworth
  • Publication number: 20100015681
    Abstract: Expression vectors, host cells and methods of using a recombinant expression system for the production of hydrogen are disclosed. The expression vectors comprise the a bidirectional hydrogenase protein complex coding sequence of SEQ ID NO:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: The University of Sheffield
    Inventors: Phillip Craig Wright, Adam Martin Burja, Helia Radianingtyas
  • Patent number: 7393541
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for enhancing the immunity of a subject or vaccinating a subject against mycobacterial infections are disclosed. The invention provides compositions comprising formalin inactivated cultures of a mycobacterium, such as M. bovis, and a Novasome® adjuvant, as well as methods for using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Novavax, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Craig Wright, Joan Brisker, Mark A. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20080080195
    Abstract: A lighting assembly comprising a socket member having a substantially tubular wall with a first cavity therein and a reflector having a first substantially tubular section telescopically received within the socket member side wall. The reflector includes first and second recesses in the first tubular section wherein the first recess is located at a first distance from an end of the first tubular section and the second recess is located at a second distance, greater than the first distance, from an end of the first tubular section. The lighting assembly includes a resilient or spring-biased member, such as a leaf spring, coupled to the socket member extending from the first cavity wherein the socket member and reflector are adapted to be coupled together at first and second different positions with the first resilient member being receivable in the first recess in the first position and the first resilient member being receivable in the second recess in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Connie Steadman, Kevin Lawter, Craig Wright
  • Patent number: 7251455
    Abstract: A method estimates a signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a received direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal. Using the estimated SNR, a control signal is determined that is suitable for modifying a position of a directional antenna. The control signal may be used to modify the position of the directional antenna. In another method, a first estimated SNR is determined for a received radio frequency (RF) signal. An output voltage of an AGC circuit is converted to a second estimated SNR. Using at least the first estimated SNR when the first estimated SNR is within a first range and using at least the second estimated SNR when the second estimated SNR is within a second range, an output SNR is determined. The output SNR may be used to determine the at least one control signal, which may then be used to modify the position of the directional antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Vaughn Lee Mower, Roy Fletcher Lunsford, Ryan Clark Beard, Jeffrey Craig Wright
  • Publication number: 20070075206
    Abstract: A bar hanger assembly is provided for supporting a recessed electrical device in a ceiling support. The bar hanger includes first and second telescoping support arms that are slidably connected together for adjusting the length of the bar hanger. The support arms having an elongated body with first and second ends and a mounting plate coupled to the first end. The mounting plate is oriented substantially perpendicular to the plane of the body. An attachment member is coupled to a bottom edge of the mounting plate for attaching to the bottom edge of a ceiling joist. The attachment member includes a detent extending from one side thereof. The attachment member can be bent from a first position perpendicular to the mounting plate to a second position parallel to the mounting plate for attaching to a T-bar support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Craig Wright, Ronald Newbold, Christopher Primous, Clyde George