Patents by Inventor Curtis Lee

Curtis Lee 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: 10843868
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a floor having an impermeable material, where the floor has multiple edge portions and each edge portion corresponds to one edge of the floor. The apparatus also includes multiple wall sections configured to form multiple free-standing walls around a perimeter of the floor, where each of the multiple walls corresponds to one of the edge portions. The apparatus further includes multiple brackets, where each bracket is configured to fit over one of the multiple walls after the corresponding edge portion of the floor is draped over the wall. Each bracket is configured to fit against sides of the wall so as to hold the corresponding edge portion in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TitanLiner, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory F. Sillivent, Curtis Lee, Ricky Davalos
  • Publication number: 20200347784
    Abstract: A cable conduit for a bypass flow duct may comprise a head end, a sleeve, a foot end, a boot, and a split grommet wherein the head end is coupled to the sleeve opposite the foot end, wherein the foot end comprises a flared portion, wherein the boot comprises a first flange and a neck, wherein the boot is configured to couple at the neck to the flared portion of the foot end, wherein the head end comprises a second flange and a cutout penetrating into an interior volume of the sleeve, and wherein the split grommet is coupled within the interior volume of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Waitkus, Mark T. McAuliffe, Randall Lee Greenberg, Colby S. Dunn, Daniel Godfrey, Curtis J. Ruckey, Philip DiMuzio
  • Patent number: 10680516
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for multi-mode charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a multi-mode charge pump includes an output terminal, a mode control circuit that operates the multi-mode charge pump in a selected mode, a first switched capacitor, a capacitor charging circuit, and a plurality of switches. The capacitor charging circuit connects a first end of the first switched capacitor to a charging voltage in a first phase of a clock signal, and connects the first end of the first switched capacitor to a reference voltage in a second phase of the clock signal. The charging voltage has a voltage level that changes based on the selected mode. The plurality of switches connect a second end of the first switched capacitor to the reference voltage in the first phase, and connect the second end of the first switched capacitor to the output terminal in the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Publication number: 20200173018
    Abstract: A pedestal assembly including a pedestal for supporting a substrate. A central shaft positions the pedestal at a height during operation. A ring is placed along a periphery of the pedestal. A ring adjuster subassembly includes an adjuster flange disposed around a middle section of the central shaft. The subassembly includes a sleeve connected to the adjuster flange and extending from the adjuster flange to an adjuster plate disposed under the pedestal. The subassembly includes ring adjuster pins connected to the adjuster plate and extending vertically from the adjuster plate. Each of the ring adjuster pins being positioned on the adjuster plate at locations adjacent to and outside of a pedestal diameter. The ring adjuster pins contacting an edge undersurface of the ring. The adjuster flange coupled to at least three adjuster actuators for defining an elevation and tilt of the ring relative to a top surface of the pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob Lee Hiester, Richard M. Blank, Curtis W. Bailey, Michael J. Janicki
  • Patent number: 10656024
    Abstract: A molten material apparatus can include a container including a wall at least partially defining a containment area and an opening extending through the wall. The molten material apparatus can include a protective sleeve mounted at least partially within the opening of the wall of the container. A thermocouple can be positioned within an internal bore of the protective sleeve. A method of processing molten material can include inserting a thermocouple into a protective sleeve fabricated from a refractory ceramic material, and measuring a temperature of material within a containment area of a container with the thermocouple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Patent number: 10650613
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Publication number: 20200119637
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for multi-mode charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a multi-mode charge pump includes an output terminal, a mode control circuit that operates the multi-mode charge pump in a selected mode, a first switched capacitor, a capacitor charging circuit, and a plurality of switches. The capacitor charging circuit connects a first end of the first switched capacitor to a charging voltage in a first phase of a clock signal, and connects the first end of the first switched capacitor to a reference voltage in a second phase of the clock signal. The charging voltage has a voltage level that changes based on the selected mode. The plurality of switches connect a second end of the first switched capacitor to the reference voltage in the first phase, and connect the second end of the first switched capacitor to the output terminal in the second phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Publication number: 20200096945
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a wall clock AI voice assistant, such as a computing device, is provided herein. The wall-mountable electronic clock includes an optical sensor, a microphone, a digital display and a speaker. The optical sensor captures image data representing at least a portion of a user. The microphone receives an audio input from the user when certain criteria is met, such as when the image data representing at least a portion of the user is captured. The digital display provides visual information to the user provided in response to the captured image data or the audio input. The speaker provides audio information provides from a digital voice assistant in response to the captured image data or the audio input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Harms, Cathy Kim, Curtis Aumiller, Jack Thrun, Jiawei Zhang, Michael Noh, Pranav Mistry, Praveen Jayakumar, Robert Wang, Ruokan He, Sajid Sadi, Thomas Brenner, Anthony Liot, Marc Estruch Tena, Ik Seon Kang, Cheoljun Lee, Younseong Kim, Bola Esther Yoo
  • Publication number: 20190372992
    Abstract: An address for a protected resource of a device is randomized at configurable intervals of time as a randomized address. The randomized address is pushed to the Operation System (OS) for mapping the randomized address to an OS identifier for the protected resource. Other devices of a network produce a same randomized address for the protected resource based on a time-based synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Weston Lee Hecker, Shelley Jackson, Curtis Charles Menmuir, Anthony Edward Roper
  • Patent number: 10492727
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh, Alan Trojanowski
  • Patent number: 10483843
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for multi-mode charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a multi-mode charge pump includes an output terminal, a mode control circuit that operates the multi-mode charge pump in a selected mode, a first switched capacitor, a capacitor charging circuit, and a plurality of switches. The capacitor charging circuit connects a first end of the first switched capacitor to a charging voltage in a first phase of a clock signal, and connects the first end of the first switched capacitor to a reference voltage in a second phase of the clock signal. The charging voltage has a voltage level that changes based on the selected mode. The plurality of switches connect a second end of the first switched capacitor to the reference voltage in the first phase, and connect the second end of the first switched capacitor to the output terminal in the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Patent number: 10457184
    Abstract: A cart assemblies and methods of use for supporting and positioning a work piece during manufacturing. The cart assembly includes a table with a work surface configured to support the work piece. The table is connected to a base that is configured to move the table along a work floor. A lift mechanism adjusts the elevation of the table above the work floor, and a tilt mechanism adjusts an angle of the table relative to the work floor. The lift and tilt mechanisms may be used separately or simultaneously to adjust the position of the table as needed. The cart assembly also includes a trolley. The trolley is configured to receive and support the work piece away from the base. This provides for access to additional sections of the work piece during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Curtis L. Hall, Jr., Jeffrey Lee Sherman, Jeremy Potthast
  • Patent number: 10401848
    Abstract: A protection monitoring system is provided that includes a protection fault handler. The protection fault handler includes a protection fault indicator. The protection fault handler is configured to activate the protection fault indicator upon indication of a protection fault signal. Moreover, the protection fault signal is indicative of a critical fault which has occurred in a protection system monitored by the protection monitoring system. The protection monitoring system also includes a user inhibit handler. The user inhibit handler includes a user inhibit indicator. Moreover, the user inhibit handler is configured to activate the user inhibit indicator upon indication of a user inhibit signal. Furthermore, the user inhibit signal is indicative of a user-enabled alarm inhibit or a user-enabled bypass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Foster Richetta, Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10384126
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods to provide graphical user interfaces in computer-implemented multiplayer games. The graphical user interface includes a friends panel that is operable between a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. The friends panel provides friends information display functionality, social network management functionality, and/or messaging functionality both in the collapsed condition and in the expanded condition. In the collapsed condition, the friends panel may comprise a friends bar that shows a row of friend cards or chiclets associated with respective friends of a host player associated with a displayed game instance, the friends bar being clear of a view of a virtual in-game environment shown in the game display, while the expanded friends panel may comprise a grid of friend cards or chiclets that functionally obscures the in-game environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Publication number: 20190182281
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method are provided for detecting anomalous behavior in a network. Historical parameters of the network are determined in order to determine normal activity levels. A plurality of paths in the network are enumerated as part of a graph representing the network, where each computing system in the network may be a node in the graph and the sequence of connections between two computing systems may be a directed edge in the graph. A statistical model is applied to the plurality of paths in the graph on a sliding window basis to detect anomalous behavior. Data collected by a Unified Host Collection Agent (“UHCA”) may also be used to detect anomalous behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Michael Edward Fisk, Alexander William Brugh, Curtis Lee Hash, JR., Curtis Byron Storlie, Benjamin Uphoff, Alexander Kent
  • Publication number: 20190161377
    Abstract: A method of melting glass and glass-ceramics that includes the steps: conveying a batch of raw materials into a submerged combustion melting apparatus, the melting apparatus having liquid-cooled walls and a floor; directing a flame into the batch of raw materials and the melted batch with sufficient energy to form the raw materials into the melted batch; and heating a delivery orifice assembly in the floor of the submerged melting apparatus to convey the melted batch through the orifice assembly into a containment vessel. The melted batch has a glass or glass-ceramic composition that is substantially reactive to a refractory material comprising one or more of silica, zirconia, alumina, platinum and platinum alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Nicolas LeBlond, David John McEnroe, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Rand Alan Murnane, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Patent number: 10300508
    Abstract: A screening machine includes a rotary trommel screen having an overall length. The rotary trommel screen has an inlet and an outlet end. The screening machine includes a first collection area proximate to the inlet end and under the rotary trommel screen. The first collection area corresponds to at least 65 percent of the overall length of the trommel screen. The screening machine includes a second collection area proximate to the outlet end and under the rotary trommel screen. The second collection area corresponds to the remainder of the overall length of the trommel screen not corresponding to the first collection area. The first and second collection areas are configured to separate a first and second product respectively. Sections of the trommel screen corresponding to the first and second collection areas are configured such that a size of the first product is different than a size of the second product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott Eberts, Jason Luke, Nathan Lee Torberson, Curtis A. Strand, Jeremy W. Handel, Erin C. Lachman, Douglas L. Dubs
  • Publication number: 20190151880
    Abstract: A method for treating a substrate with a volatile liquid, crop-preservative formulation includes transporting a predetermined quantity of the formulation from a reservoir to an injection device and applying the predetermined quantity to the substrate. The substrate may thereafter be in proximity to a crop to be treated by the vapor from the formulation. The substrate is most conveniently a portion of a container in which the crop is stored or shipped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, Curtis Lee Eames, Jan W. de Weerd, James Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10292654
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh, Alan Trojanowski
  • Publication number: 20190139325
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta