Patents by Inventor Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins 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: 12006820
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein include sidewall coring tool assemblies used to return core plugs of rock from a sidewall of a wellbore as part of a data collection exercise for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. A coring bit and a coring shaft of the present disclosure allow space for cuttings to move away from the bit face when drilling into a formation. In addition, certain embodiments include a plurality of inlets disposed circumferentially on an external surface at a first axial end of the coring shaft, a plurality of internal grooves disposed on an internal surface of the coring shaft, and/or a plurality of fins disposed on the external surface to direct flow of drilling and debris away from the coring bit. In addition to providing more space for cuttings to move away from the coring bit, the torque needed to drive the bit is lessened as the surface area of the bit contacting or engaging the formation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Amol Bhome, Robert Monroe Lowe, Jr., Charles Haddad, Daniel De La Garza, Patrick Fisseler, Kelly Collins
  • Patent number: 11996622
    Abstract: MIMO dual-polarised antenna assembly arranged in a nested arrangement. The antenna assembly comprises a ground plane and a dual-polarised lower band antenna elements mounted to the ground plane proximal to peripheral sides of the ground plane. The location of the lower band antenna elements defines a lower band peripheral boundary. The antenna assembly comprises (1) dual-polarised upper band antenna elements mounted to the ground plane, nested within the lower band peripheral boundary, (2) an upper feeding network configured to connect opposing pairs of lower band radiating elements of the dual polarised lower band antenna elements and feed the lower band antenna elements, the upper feeding network being located within the lower band peripheral boundary, and (3) a lower feeding network positioned below the upper feeding network, and is configured to feed the dual polarised lower band antenna elements via the upper feeding network using a pair of ultra-wideband duplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: NetComm Wireless Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel Wang, Michael Cornelius, Steven Collins
  • Patent number: 11976057
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel compounds according to Formula (I) which are antagonists of MrgX2, to pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and to their use in therapy for the treatment of MrgX2-mediated diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited
    Inventors: Edward Brnardic, Michael Bury, Rodolfo Cadilla, Jon Collins, Yu Guo, Anthony Handlon, Huijie Li, Yue Li, Daniel Paone, Christie Schulte, Barry Shearer, Maben Ying, Guosen Ye, Huichang Zhang, Millard Hurst Lambert, III
  • Patent number: 11959429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improvements in turbocharger efficiency and more particularly to a method and system for estimating the efficiency loss of a turbocharger. The method comprises the steps of monitoring a plurality of operating parameters and determining a compressor exit temperature according to a first calibration map based on these operating parameters. An estimate of instantaneous turbocharger efficiency loss according to a second calibration map is then determined, based on the compressor exit temperature. The instantaneous turbocharger efficiency loss is used to determine an estimate of cumulative turbocharger efficiency loss during engine service. The estimate of cumulative turbocharger efficiency loss is compared with a first predetermined efficiency loss threshold and a first signal is generated if the first predetermined efficiency loss threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Paul Smith, Alistair James Dales, Ross Daniel Collins
  • Publication number: 20240067196
    Abstract: A method for monitoring driving behavior of a vehicle includes obtaining first information including values related to driving operations of a vehicle based on sensors and obtaining a geographical location or a vehicle type of the vehicle. The method also includes extracting second information including values related to operations of vehicles associated with the vehicle type of the vehicle or the geographical location of the vehicle and determining whether there is a difference between the first information and the second information. The method further includes instructing the vehicle to adjust driving operations in response to determining that there is the difference between the first information and the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Olarinre Salako, Daniel Holman, Sara Collins, Danny Bargas, Shravanthi Denthumdas, Jennifer Lerman
  • Patent number: 11888604
    Abstract: A server system stores a list of trusted users that are authorized to access a first electronic device's shared listening sessions. While the first electronic device is hosting a shared listening session playing back media on a second electronic device, the server system receives, from a third electronic device, a request that includes an identifier of the second electronic device. In response to the first request and in accordance with a determination that the third electronic device is associated with a user that is on the list of trusted users, the server system automatically transmits, to the third electronic device, a session identifier for the first shared listening session. The server system receives, from the third electronic device, a request to join the shared listening session, in response to the second request, provides, to the third electronic device, access to control media playback of the first listening session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Erik Broberg, Claes Johan Daniel Collin
  • Patent number: 11828641
    Abstract: A vibrating fork liquid level switch includes a vibrating fork assembly arranged to vibrate at a first frequency when in contact with a process fluid and at a second frequency when in contact with air. A drive circuit connected to the vibrating fork assembly is configured to drive the vibrating fork assembly into oscillation. Sense circuitry senses an oscillation frequency of the vibrating fork assembly. Output circuitry provides a first output when the sensed oscillation is at the first frequency and a second output when the sensed oscillation is at the second frequency. Control circuitry controls power applied to the vibrating fork assembly by the drive circuit between a first and a second power level. Verification circuitry verifies the oscillation frequency of the vibrating fork assembly when power applied to the vibrating fork assembly by the drive circuitry is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventor: Sean Daniel Collins-Dippel
  • Publication number: 20230296421
    Abstract: A vibrating fork liquid level switch includes a vibrating fork assembly arranged to vibrate at a first frequency when in contact with a process fluid and at a second frequency when in contact with air. A drive circuit connected to the vibrating fork assembly is configured to drive the vibrating fork assembly into oscillation. Sense circuitry senses an oscillation frequency of the vibrating fork assembly. Output circuitry provides a first output when the sensed oscillation is at the first frequency and a second output when the sensed oscillation is at the second frequency. Control circuitry controls power applied to the vibrating fork assembly by the drive circuit between a first and a second power level. Verification circuitry verifies the oscillation frequency of the vibrating fork assembly when power applied to the vibrating fork assembly by the drive circuitry is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventor: Sean Daniel Collins-Dippel
  • Publication number: 20230264535
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to adjust vehicle suspension damping are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes interface circuitry, machine readable instructions, and programmable circuitry to at least one of instantiate or execute the machine readable instructions to determine a terrain condition based on first wheel position data of a vehicle and second wheel position data of the vehicle, determine a damping command based on the terrain condition, and adjust a suspension of the vehicle based on the damping command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Chris Paiva, Tom Sawarynski, Steven Thompson, Daniel Collins, Geoffrey Bossio, Jason Wallace Michener
  • Patent number: 11654738
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to adjust vehicle suspension damping are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes memory and at least one processor to execute computer readable instructions to obtain wheel position information and vehicle speed information from sensors associated with wheels of a vehicle, the wheel position information including first wheel position data and second wheel position data, determine a terrain condition based on a greater of the first wheel position data and the second wheel position data, determine a compression damping command based on the terrain condition and the vehicle speed information, and adjust a damping system of the vehicle based on the compression damping command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Paiva, Tom Sawarynski, Steven Thompson, Daniel Collins, Geoffrey Bossio, Jason Wallace Michener
  • Publication number: 20230086963
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improvements in turbocharger efficiency and more particularly to a method and system for estimating the efficiency loss of a turbocharger. The method comprises the steps of monitoring a plurality of operating parameters and determining a compressor exit temperature according to a first calibration map based on these operating parameters. An estimate of instantaneous turbocharger efficiency loss according to a second calibration map is then determined, based on the compressor exit temperature. The instantaneous turbocharger efficiency loss is used to determine an estimate of cumulative turbocharger efficiency loss during engine service. The estimate of cumulative turbocharger efficiency loss is compared with a first predetermined efficiency loss threshold and a first signal is generated if the first predetermined efficiency loss threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Paul SMITH, Alistair James DALES, Ross Daniel COLLINS
  • Publication number: 20220310198
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to antimicrobial compositions, particularly to antibiotic compositions; to methods for identification of antimicrobial compositions involving in silico prediction of antimicrobial activity; and to use of antimicrobial compositions and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHOLOGY, THE BROAD INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: James Collins, Regina Barzilay, Jonathan Stokes, Ian Andrews, Daniel Collins
  • Publication number: 20220247802
    Abstract: A server system stores a list of trusted users that are authorized to access a first electronic device's shared listening sessions. While the first electronic device is hosting a shared listening session playing back media on a second electronic device, the server system receives, from a third electronic device, a request that includes an identifier of the second electronic device. In response to the first request and in accordance with a determination that the third electronic device is associated with a user that is on the list of trusted users, the server system automatically transmits, to the third electronic device, a session identifier for the first shared listening session. The server system receives, from the third electronic device, a request to join the shared listening session, in response to the second request, provides, to the third electronic device, access to control media playback of the first listening session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Erik BROBERG, Claes Johan Daniel COLLIN
  • Patent number: 11283846
    Abstract: A server system receives from a first electronic device, an indication that the first electronic device has shared a first listening session playing back on a second electronic device. The server system receives, from a third electronic device, a first request for one or more shared listening sessions playing back on the second electronic device. The request includes an identifier of the second electronic device. In response to the first request, the server system transmits, to the third electronic device, a session identifier for the first listening session. The server system receives, form the third electronic device, a second request to join the first listening session using the session identifier for the first listening session. The server system then provides, to the third electronic device, access to the first listening session playing back on the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Erik Broberg, Claes Johan Daniel Collin
  • Publication number: 20210352122
    Abstract: A server system receives from a first electronic device, an indication that the first electronic device has shared a first listening session playing back on a second electronic device. The server system receives, from a third electronic device, a first request for one or more shared listening sessions playing back on the second electronic device. The request includes an identifier of the second electronic device. In response to the first request, the server system transmits, to the third electronic device, a session identifier for the first listening session. The server system receives, form the third electronic device, a second request to join the first listening session using the session identifier for the first listening session. The server system then provides, to the third electronic device, access to the first listening session playing back on the second electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Erik BROBERG, Claes Johan Daniel COLLIN
  • Publication number: 20210206222
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to adjust vehicle suspension damping are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes memory and at least one processor to execute computer readable instructions to obtain wheel position information and vehicle speed information from sensors associated with wheels of a vehicle, the wheel position information including first wheel position data and second wheel position data, determine a terrain condition based on a greater of the first wheel position data and the second wheel position data, determine a compression damping command based on the terrain condition and the vehicle speed information, and adjust a damping system of the vehicle based on the compression damping command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Paiva, Tom Sawarynski, Steven Thompson, Daniel Collins, Geoffrey Bossio, Jason Wallace Michener
  • Patent number: 10974562
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to adjust vehicle suspension damping are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a sensor interface to obtain wheel position information and vehicle speed information from sensors associated with wheels of a vehicle and obtain throttle position information. The apparatus further includes a parameter analyzer to determine a compression damping command based on the wheel position information, the vehicle speed information, and the throttle position information and an instruction generator to adjust a damping system of the vehicle based on the compression damping command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Paiva, Tom Sawarynski, Steven Thompson, Daniel Collins, Geoffrey Bossio, Jason Wallace Michener
  • Patent number: 10827248
    Abstract: An earphone with a first acoustic cavity, an electro-acoustic transducer configured to deliver acoustic energy into the first acoustic cavity, and a port that acoustically couples the first acoustic cavity to a different volume, wherein the port comprises a series of through-holes that are open to the first acoustic cavity and the different volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Cedrik Bacon, Keith Davidson, Daniel Collins, Liam Kelly, Michael Zalisk
  • Publication number: 20200275181
    Abstract: An earphone with a first acoustic cavity, an electro-acoustic transducer configured to deliver acoustic energy into the first acoustic cavity, and a port that acoustically couples the first acoustic cavity to a different volume, wherein the port comprises a series of through-holes that are open to the first acoustic cavity and the different volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Cedrik Bacon, Keith Davidson, Daniel Collins, Liam Kelly, Michael Zalisk
  • Patent number: D1024778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Underkoffler, Jesse A. Collins