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: 9366588
    Abstract: A weighing scale includes a platform supporting a load. Force transducers beneath the platform output respective transducer force signals of the load. An area sensor above the platform outputs area force signals of load forces applied to respective spatial areas of the platform. A processor is configured to determine the load's weight and location on the platform based on the transducer force signals and the area force signals. A method of weighing the load is also described. A method of monitoring the load includes measuring first transducer force signal(s) and first area force signal(s) of the load, and then repeatedly measuring second force signal(s) of the load using the transducer(s) or area sensor until the first and second signal(s) indicate a change in a weight or location of the load. A changed weight or changed location of the load is then determined using the measured second force signal(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Publication number: 20160036320
    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: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Publication number: 20150339901
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag design-first, computer-assisted drawn configuration, visualization and monitoring system for monitoring the movement of tagged assets in a given space. The system provides tag information data, and makes all calculations necessary for visually displaying the movements of tags on any imported two dimensional (2D) or three dimensional (3D) floor plan graphic file (e.g., .gif, .png, .jpg or similar formats) in real-time through web-based systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventor: CURTIS LEE SHULL
  • Patent number: 9186876
    Abstract: The invention provides masking machines for applying masking to glazing panels. Also provided are methods of applying masking to glazing panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Robert Casper Buchanan, Michael John Milewski
  • Publication number: 20150325060
    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: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Publication number: 20150225989
    Abstract: A portable lock down device having at least one end encircling or grasping a door or window handle or other fixed object on the door, a cable or other flexible material extending to a loop or cable attachment device allowing easy attachment and detachment to the primary fixed eyebolt via a spring coupling device, the lock-down system passing through an eyebolt or collapsible ring adjacent to the door's edge, coupling to a primary eyebolt mounted in the wall and out of reach of an intruder so as to provide classroom security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Celisa Jeanette Edwards, Curtis Lee Edwards
  • Publication number: 20150204122
    Abstract: A portable lock-down device, comprising of a loop or clasping device encircling or grasping a door handle or other fixed object on the door, a cable or other flexible material extending to a loop or cable attachment device allowing easy attachment and detachment to the fixed primary eyebolt via a spring coupling device, said portable lockdown device passes through an eyebolt or collapsible ring adjacent to the doors edge, coupling to the primary eyebolt, mounted in the wall, well out of reach of an intruder, provides classroom security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Edwards, Celisa Jeanette Edwards
  • Publication number: 20150184447
    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: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Curtis Lee Queck, Michael John Milewski, Robert Casper Buchanan
  • Publication number: 20150168205
    Abstract: A weighing scale includes a platform supporting a load. Force transducers beneath the platform output respective transducer force signals of the load. An area sensor above the platform outputs area force signals of load forces applied to respective spatial areas of the platform. A processor is configured to determine the load's weight and location on the platform based on the transducer force signals and the area force signals. A method of weighing the load is also described. A method of monitoring the load includes measuring first transducer force signal(s) and first area force signal(s) of the load, and then repeatedly measuring second force signal(s) of the load using the transducer(s) or area sensor until the first and second signal(s) indicate a change in a weight or location of the load. A changed weight or changed location of the load is then determined using the measured second force signal(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis LEE
  • Publication number: 20150164422
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh
  • Publication number: 20150020199
    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: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Charles Neil, Michael Edward Fisk, Alexander William Brugh, Curtis Lee Hash, JR., Curtis Byron Storlie, Benjamin Upoff, Alexander Kent
  • Publication number: 20140357367
    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: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Publication number: 20140257945
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and computer readable media for facilitating transfer of promotions. A promotion and marketing service may allow for assignment of one or more promotions to a first provider or consumer. A method for transferring promotions may include assigning a promotion to a first user account. The promotion may be redeemable by a first user account to obtain a good, service, or experience. The method may also include receiving a request to transfer the promotion to at least one second user account, receiving a promotion reassignment trigger, and in response to receiving the promotion reassignment trigger, assigning the promotion to the second user account using a processor, wherein assignment of the promotion to the second user account enables the second user account to redeem the promotion to obtain the good, service, or experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: J. Gray Sandridge, Curtis Lee
  • Patent number: 8814698
    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: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Publication number: 20140236319
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Foster Richetta, Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140200137
    Abstract: A method and composition of treating post-harvest tubers with a higher alcohol and a lower alkyl naphthalene to suppress sprouting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, James Zalewski, Curtis Lee Eames, Addie Waxman, Henry John Duncan
  • Publication number: 20140199465
    Abstract: A liquid crop-preservative composition containing a volatile, liquid active ingredient suitable for effective crop-preservation in the vapor-phase. The crop-preservative composition is sufficiently non-viscous to be applied to crops or to a surface disassociated with said crops via one or more minute orifices. A suitable compatible lubricant and diluent may be incorporated in said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 1, 4 GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, Curtis Lee Eames, Jan W. De Weerd, James Zalewski
  • Publication number: 20140200142
    Abstract: A method and composition of treating post-harvest tubers with a higher alcohol as a thermofogged aerosol to suppress sprouting is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 1,4 Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Forsythe, James Zalewski, Curtis Lee Eames, Henry John Duncan
  • Publication number: 20140199479
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating a substrate with a volatile liquid, crop-preservative formulation, wherein said substrate is in proximity to a crop to be treated by the vapor from said formulation, is disclosed. The substrate is most conveniently a portion of a container in which said crop is stored or shipped. The apparatus and method are adapted to place predetermined quantities of said formulation upon a desired substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 1,4 GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: John M. FORSYTHE, Curtis Lee EAMES, Jan W. DE WEERD, James ZALEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20140191057
    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: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Curtis Lee EAMES, John Bergman