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).

  • Publication number: 20170310213
    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: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Patent number: 9795976
    Abstract: An improved thermal fogging device includes an extended heat transfer surface located within the aerosolization chamber that increases the mixing of the liquid chemical particles and the hot gases in the aerosol to improve aerosolization. The extended heat transfer surface also helps to increase the heat transfer to the forming aerosol in the aerosolization chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: 1,4Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Eames, John Bergman
  • Patent number: 9729048
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a charge pump includes a mode control circuit, a clock generation circuit that generates a clock signal, two or more switched capacitors, and a capacitor charging circuit used to charge the switched capacitors in response to transitions of the clock signal. The mode control circuit can be used to operate the charge pump in one of a plurality of modes associated with different clock signal oscillation frequencies and with different power supply voltages of the capacitor charging circuit. For example, in certain configurations, the selected mode can control an oscillation frequency of clock signal and a voltage level of a power supply voltage used by the capacitor charging circuit when charging the switched capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Publication number: 20170163668
    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: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Michael Edward Fisk, Alexander William Brugh, Curtis Lee Hash, Curtis Byron Storlie, Benjamin Uphoff, Alexander Kent
  • Patent number: 9672664
    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: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Publication number: 20170115462
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Puetz, Gary E. Dusterhoft, David E. Rapp, Troy Anthony Veitenheimer, Thomas C. Tinucci, Matthew J. Holmberg
  • Patent number: 9560065
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Los Alamos 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: 20170021278
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Publication number: 20160361912
    Abstract: The invention provides machines for removing strips of masking from glazing panes. Also provided are methods of removing strips of masking from glazing panes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Robert Casper Buchanan, Michael John Milewski, Jacobus P. Pretorius
  • Publication number: 20160335811
    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: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Publication number: 20160325298
    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: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, Curtis Lee Eames, Jan W. de Weerd, James Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20160317088
    Abstract: A biomedical sensor has conducting elements disposed at least partly over a skin-facing surface. A sensing element detects a signal representative of a physiological parameter of a body using the conducting elements. A storage device stores a physiological model. A processor determines sensor placement quality by comparing the signal to the model and operates an indicator to indicate the determined quality. A method of measuring using the sensor includes computing a measurement acceptance criterion using numerous measurements, determining whether a subsequent test measurement corresponds to the measurement acceptance criterion obtained from the computing step, and indicating the results via the indicator. A system for measuring a physiological property of the body includes the sensor, a user interface device to receive measurements from the sensor, and a processor associated with the user interface device and configured to provide feedback if the measurement does not meet a selected acceptance criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Richard FOUGERE, Curtis LEE, Ryan WALSH
  • Publication number: 20160298376
    Abstract: A system for producing multiple-pane insulating glazing units can include a conveyor and a plurality of laterally spaced-apart processing stations that are movable transversely relative to the longitudinally extending conveyor line. Each processing station may assemble glazing panes and a glazing spacer into a partially fabricated glazing unit, deliver insulative gas to a between-pane space between the glazing panes, and press the partially fabricated glazing unit together to seal the insulative gas in the between-pane space and form the multiple-pane insulating glazing unit. In some examples, each processing station moves to an alignment position with the conveyor to load glazing panes and a glazing spacer and then performs individual fabrication steps while offset from the conveyor. During this time, a different processing station can be aligned with the conveyor to unload a fabricated multiple-pane insulating glazing units and/or load unassembled glazing panes and a glazing spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Michael John Milewski, Robert Casper Buchanan
  • Patent number: 9457274
    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: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Patent number: 9429728
    Abstract: A fiber optic telecommunications frame is provided including panels having front and rear termination locations, the panels positioned on left and right sides of the frame. The frame includes vertical access for the rear cables. The frame further includes left and right vertical cable guides for the front patch cables. The frame further includes cable storage spools for the patch cables. The frame includes a horizontal passage linking the left and right panels and the cable guides. A portion of the frame defines splice tray holders and a central passage from the splice tray holders to the rear sides of the left and right panels. From a front of each panel, access to a rear of the panel is provided by the hinged panels. Alternatively, the panels can form connector modules with front termination locations and rear connection locations for connecting to the rear cables. The modules can house couplers, such as splitters, combiners, and wave division multiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Puetz, Gary E. Dusterhoft, David E. Rapp, Troy Anthony Veitenheimer, Thomas C. Tinucci, Matthew J. Holmberg
  • Patent number: 9406174
    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: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Patent number: 9392805
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: 1,4 Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, Curtis Lee Eames, Jan W. De Weerd, James Zalewski
  • Patent number: 9374380
    Abstract: Non-harmful data mimicking computer network attacks may be inserted in a computer network. Anomalous real network connections may be generated between a plurality of computing systems in the network. Data mimicking an attack may also be generated. The generated data may be transmitted between the plurality of computing systems using the real network connections and measured to determine whether an attack is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Alexander Kent, Curtis Lee Hash, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160167357
    Abstract: The invention provides masking machines for applying masking to glazing panels. Also provided are methods of applying masking to glazing panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Robert Casper Buchanan, Michael John Milewski
  • Patent number: D796304
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Curtis Lee Wayne O'Hare