Patents by Inventor Daniel A. Peterson

Daniel A. Peterson 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: 10871319
    Abstract: An ice bagger is provided. The ice bagger includes an ice hopper into which ice is disposed from an ice manufacturer. The ice hopper further includes an ice agitator and defines an ice trough there beneath. An ice auger, housed inside the ice trough, transports ice to an ice delivery chute. A hatch is positioned beneath the ice delivery chute, upon which the bag rests while filling. A scale is positioned on the hatch. The scale weighs the ice being deposited into the bag. When the bag is full, the bag is sealed by a sealer. When the bag is sealed, the hatch opens and the bag of ice is deposited in an bag depository. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Aspen Ice, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Witt, Margaret Lowan Benezra, Craig Anderson, Martin Rathgeber, King Ya Moy, Natan Pheil, Daniel A. Peterson, David Chesley
  • Patent number: 10863994
    Abstract: A flexible auger design for low-torque transmitting drive shafts, which allows effective tissue material transport through curved, flexible tubes and channels. A hollow auger has a hollow center, so that the helical member hugs the inner wall of the tube and material is transported along the center axis and the inner wall of the tube. The hollow flexible auger allows for transportation of material from an operative location in the patient (material removal) as well as to operative location in the patient (material delivery).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sàrl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Joern Richter, Salman Chegini, Joseph Peterson, Michael J. O'Neil, Gabriel Emmett Greeley, Matthew Brian De Nardo, Serge Cyril Roux, Ashley Lauren Whitney, John DiVincenzo, Thomas Martin
  • Publication number: 20200378877
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a real-time video extensometer. Typically, the apparatus of the disclosure combines the image source, data processing and electrical output on to a single processing board in order to achieve high frequency images and low latency times on data flow. Further, the video processing engine processes the image on a pixel basis and updating the output the intermediate extension/strain result so that after receipt of the final image pixel, a final extension/strain value is achieved and immediately output for evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. PETERSON, Daniel DINA
  • Patent number: 10782215
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a real-time video extensometer. Typically, the apparatus of the disclosure combines the image source, data processing and electrical output on to a single processing board in order to achieve high frequency images and low latency times on data flow. Further, the video processing engine processes the image on a pixel basis and updating the output the intermediate extension/strain result so that after receipt of the final image pixel, a final extension/strain value is achieved and immediately output for evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Martin A. Peterson, Daniel Dina
  • Patent number: 10768446
    Abstract: An actuator assembly for an adjustable fluid-filled lens is provided. In some embodiments, the actuator assembly includes a clamp configured to adjust the optical power of the fluid lens module when the clamp is compressed. In some embodiments, a magnetic element is configured to adjust the optical power of the fluid-filled lens. In some embodiments, a plunger changes the optical power of the fluid lens module. In some embodiments, a reservoir is configured such that deformation of the reservoir changes the optical power of the fluid-filled lens. In some embodiments, a balloon is configured to deform the reservoir. In some embodiments, an adjustable fluid-filled lens includes a septum configured to be pierceable by a needle and automatically and fluidly seal a fluid chamber after withdrawal of the needle. In some embodiments, a thermal element can heat fluid within a fluid chamber to change an optical power of the lens module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Adlens Beacon, Inc.
    Inventors: William Egan, Karim Haroud, Lisa Nibauer, Matthew Peterson, Urban Schnell, Daniel Senatore
  • Publication number: 20200279019
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to improve a topic modeling system that tunes a topic model for a set of topics from a corpus of documents, by allowing users to pre-inform the tuning process with bias parameters for desired associations in the topic model. In embodiments, the topic model may be a Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model. In embodiments, the bias parameter may indicate a fixed association where a particular word in a particular document is associated with a particular topic. In embodiments, the bias parameter may specify a weight value that biases the inference process with regard to a particular association. Advantageously, the disclosed features allow users to specify a small number of parameters to steer the tuning process towards a set of desired topics. As a result, the topic model may be generated more quickly and with more useful topics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Peterson, Jean-Baptiste Frederic George Tristan, Robert James Oberbreckling
  • Publication number: 20200254448
    Abstract: A device for controlling a fluid flow in an array of fluid pathways on a microfluidic chip is provided. The device comprising: two or more resistors provided upstream of the chip wherein each upstream resistor is configured to provide a resistance at an upstream end of a fluid pathway; two or more resistors provided downstream of the chip wherein each downstream resistor is configured to provide a resistance at a downstream end of a fluid pathway, wherein the values of the resistances are selected in order to control a proportion of fluid that flows through each fluid pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Fluidic Analytics Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Douglas, Thomas Müller, Tuomas Pertti Jonathan Knowles, Colin George Kemp, Daniel Peterson Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20200239459
    Abstract: Provided are compounds of Formula (I), or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and methods for their use and production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian T. Hopkins, Bin Ma, Robin Prince, Isaac Marx, Joseph P. Lyssikatos, Fengmei Zheng, Matthew Peterson, Daniel B. Patience
  • Publication number: 20200228156
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein are directed to techniques for improving battery life performance of end devices in resource monitoring systems which transmit data using low-power, wide area network (LPWAN) technologies. Further, the techniques include providing sensor interfaces in the end devices configured to communicate with multiple types of metrology sensors. Additionally, the systems and methods include techniques for reducing the size of a concentrator of a gateway device which receives resource measurement data from end devices. The reduced size of the concentrator results in smaller, more compact gateway devices that consume less energy and reduce heat dissipation experienced in gateway devices. The concentrator may comply with modular interface standards, and include two radios configured for transmitting 1-watt signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew W. Rose, Frank Burns, Matthew Maher Peterson, Canyon Daniel Peckham, Valentin Siderskiy, David Royce Humphrey, Thomas Remmers
  • Publication number: 20200197934
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, apparatuses and methods for automated bioprocessing. Examples of protocols and bioprocessing procedures suitable for the present invention include but are not limited to: immunoprecipitation, chromatin immunoprecipitation, recombinant protein isolation, nucleic acid separation and isolation, protein labeling, separation and isolation, cell separation and isolation, food safety analysis and automatic bead based separation. In some embodiments, the invention provides automated systems, automated devices, automated cartridges and automated methods of western blot processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph AMSHEY, Daniel BEZDEK, Espir KAHATT, Alexander KHORLIN, Lance PARSONS, Todd PETERSON, Timothy POWERS, Michael THACKER, Timothy UPDYKE, Kornelija ZGONC
  • Publication number: 20200179780
    Abstract: A frame used for mounting a bicycle eliminates bending loads typically observed in U-shaped frames, where an axial load is forced on the rear axle of a bicycle wheel. The frame uses the rear axle of the bicycle as a structural member to change the loading such that bending is eliminated. This reduces the requirements for the material strength of the frame. An axle interconnect system facilitates quick adjustment and mounting of the rear axle to the frame, and may use an existing skewer of the bicycle wheel. A resistance unit may be attached to the frame, or affixed to a joint in the frame, to facilitate use with a stationary trainer. Flexible frame members may be used to permit a rocking motion of the wheel when used for stationary training, or to allow for use on unlevel ground when training outdoors or for warmup before a race.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew James Michael Buckrell, Arthur William Hare, Sean Daniel Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200133519
    Abstract: An indirection mapping data structure can maintain a mapping between logical block addresses used by a host computer and physical data storage locations on a solid state drive. Changes to the indirection mapping data structure can be stored in journals. When a journal is full, the journal can be stored to a predetermined location on the cluster block determined based on the number of entries stored by the journal, leading to a number of journals scattered throughout the cluster block at predetermined locations. Each physical chunk of media, whether written with data or marked as defective is journaled. Such a journaling scheme, where the journal locations are predetermined and each physical chunk of media is journaled is referred to as physical media-aware spatially coupled journaling. During replay the spatially coupled journals can be retrieved from the predefined locations within cluster blocks and used to rebuild the indirection mapping data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Peterson, Leonid Baryudin, Daniel Sladic, Sujan Biswas
  • Publication number: 20200129343
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a disposable undergarment, with the lateral edges of the undergarment bonded by means of an ultrasonic horn. When a blank is formed for an individual undergarment, the lateral edges of opposing edges of the blank will form the seam. When the edges are sealed together, a seam is formed. The individual undergarments may be later separated along the seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: David E. Schuette, Joram L. McClurg, Jon A. Pelland, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10628468
    Abstract: A collaboration database service may allow users to create, edit, and share collaborative content on custom databases, and may also integrate and interoperate with various productivity applications. For example, a collaboration database engine of the service may detect creation or modification of a table through an application associated with the service. In response to a request to add a choice type column to the table, the engine may automatically select, provide, and enable modification of a set of symbols and associated text values corresponding to choices. The engine may then provide the choice type column for display within the table such that each cell of the choice type column is automatically and/or manually populated with at least one of the choices. The choice may be represented by a symbol and/or associated text value from the modified set of symbols and associated text values corresponding to the choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krista Bendig, Krunal Sheth, Travis Eby, Raul Clouse, Scott McFadden, Reed Pankhurst, Wei Wei, Daniel McAllister, Petr Slavik, Mark Peterson, Chris Seitzinger, Harjinder Pal Singh Raheja
  • Publication number: 20200115071
    Abstract: An ice bagger is provided. The ice bagger includes an ice hopper into which ice is disposed from an ice manufacturer. The ice hopper further includes an ice agitator. The ice hopper defines an ice trough positioned beneath the ice hopper. An ice auger is housed inside the ice trough. The ice auger transports ice to an ice delivery chute. A hatch is positioned beneath the ice delivery chute, upon which the bag rests while filling. The ice delivery chute and the hatch define a bag filling area such that, when bags are present in the bag filling area, the bags are positioned to be filled. A scale is positioned on the hatch. The scale weighs the ice being deposited into the bag. When the bag is full, the bag is sealed by a sealer. When the bag is sealed, the hatch opens and the bag of ice is deposited in an bag depository. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Aspen Ice, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Witt, Margaret Lowan Benezra, Craig Anderson, Martin Rathgeber, King Ya Moy, Natan Pheil, Daniel A. Peterson, David Chesley
  • Patent number: 10617397
    Abstract: A sample capture and transport unit comprises a housing defining a substrate chamber for containing a sample-capture substrate. The housing comprises at least a first part and a second part which are movable relative to one another ? i) from a first closed configuration in which the substrate chamber is inaccessible; ? ii) to a first open configuration in which access to the substrate chamber is enabled to allow capturing of a skin-print on a sample-capture substrate contained within the substrate chamber; and subsequently ? iii) into a second closed configuration in which the substrate chamber is again inaccessible. The unit further comprises a retaining mechanism for retaining it in the second closed configuration. The retaining mechanism is disablable to permit movement of the unit out of the second closed configuration. A sample can be obtained at a first location, secured for transport and analysed at a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT FINGERPRINTING LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Hudson, Nicholas Earl, Daniel Peterson Godfrey, John Dunton
  • Patent number: 10613973
    Abstract: In a solid state drive, a journal may be associated with a cluster block, such that the journal stores updates to an indirection mapping data structure for that cluster block. The journals may be stored on the cluster block. During garbage collection these spatially coupled journals can be retrieved and used to determine the data written to each media location within the cluster block. Logical and physical address information can be determined from the journal content, and used to compare against the current mapping in the indirection mapping data structure, to determine the validity of each media location. Since the journals are physical media aware, this comparison can occur without the consultation of a bad block tracking structure. When a physical media address is deemed to hold valid data it will be relocated as part of garbage collection processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Leonid Baryudin, Phillip Peterson, Daniel Sladic
  • Publication number: 20200103321
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a real-time video extensometer. Typically, the apparatus of the disclosure combines the image source, data processing and electrical output on to a single processing board in order to achieve high frequency images and low latency times on data flow. Further, the video processing engine processes the image on a pixel basis and updating the output the intermediate extension/strain result so that after receipt of the final image pixel, a final extension/strain value is achieved and immediately output for evaluation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. PETERSON, Daniel DINA
  • Patent number: 10561539
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a disposable undergarment, with the lateral edges of the undergarment bonded by means of an ultrasonic horn. When a blank is formed for an individual undergarment, the lateral edges of opposing edges of the blank will form the seam. When the edges are sealed together, a seam is formed. The individual undergarments may be later separated along the seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Schuette, Joram L. McClurg, Jon Allen Pelland, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10537479
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a disposable undergarment, with the lateral edges of the undergarment bonded by means of an ultrasonic horn. When a blank is formed for an individual undergarment, the lateral edges of opposing edges of the blank will form the seam. When the edges are sealed together, a seam is formed. The individual undergarments may be later separated along the seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Schuette, Joram L. McClurg, Jon Allen Pelland, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Daniel A. Peterson