Patents by Inventor Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis 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: 20240170362
    Abstract: Aspects of diamond growth on semiconductors are described. Some aspects include deposition of a layer of diamond seeds on a semiconductor-containing layered structure. Some aspects include the deposition of an intermediate layer over the layer of diamond seeds. In some aspects, the intermediate layer is an immobilizing layer to immobilize the diamond seeds. Some aspects include generating synthetic diamond over a surface of a semiconductor-containing layered structure. In some aspects, synthetic diamond is generated over a surface comprising diamond seeds and an intermediate layer. In some aspects, semiconductor-containing layered structure is etched with diamond seeds in place over a surface of the semiconductor-containing layered structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel FRANCIS, Frank LOWE, Kyle GRAHAM, Felix EJECKAM, Tyrone D. MITCHELL, JR., Paul SAUNIER
  • Patent number: 11991318
    Abstract: A system may include one or more of a called device, a calling device, configured to call the called device, and a network module. The network module is configured to process incoming call information of a call placed to the called device and configured to route the call to a destination based on preferences of the called device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Scott D. Hambuchen, Mark Himelfarb, Joshua Harrison Lange
  • Patent number: 11990239
    Abstract: A system for analyzing noise in one or more electrophysiology studies is provided. The system includes at least one processor and at least one memory device. The memory device stores an application that adapts the at least one processor to: identify, based at least in part on a machine learning model, one or more noise fingerprints within data derived at least in part from one or more study signals acquired from one or more patients during the one or more electrophysiology studies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Francis Warner, Daniel Richard Schneidewend, Mark Kohls
  • Patent number: 11988108
    Abstract: A turbine vane of a turbine engine such as a turboprop or a turbojet, the vane comprising a root supporting a blade, the vane including at least one air-circulation duct for cooling the air during operation, the duct including, at the vane root, an inlet portion for collecting the cooling air, the inlet portion extending away from a lower surface of the vane root opposite the blade. At least one inlet portion is provided with a helical element for rotating the cooling air in order to improve the cooling efficiency thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Erwan Daniel Botrel, S├ębastien Serge Francis Congratel, Simon Parinet
  • Publication number: 20240157060
    Abstract: A button for a drug delivery device with a reduced operating loudness includes a plate-like button body forming a touch surface, wherein the plate-like button body is coupled by an axial supporting member to a noise-generating interface of the drug delivery device and movable into a longitudinal direction of the drug delivery device, wherein the plate-like button body includes a material composite with at least one first component consisting of a first material and at least one second component consisting of a second material different from the first material, wherein the at least one first component and the at least one second component are coupled via at least one coupling plane that is at least section wise slanted or perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. Further, the disclosure describes a button assembly for a drug delivery device which is shock resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Ralph Donald Quentin Collings, James Robert Coop, James Anthony West, Stephen Francis Gilmore, Daniel David Higgins, Mark Digby Teucher, Matthew Meredith Jones, Anthony Paul Morris, Sophie Sladen, William Geoffrey Arthur Marsh, Denny Lustosa Horn, Stefan Blancke, Michael Jugl
  • Publication number: 20240162921
    Abstract: A device comprises a radio frequency (RF) signal generator and a calibration system. The RF signal generator is configured to upconvert a baseband signal to an RF signal using first and second LO signals. The RF signal generator comprises first and second signal paths to process first and second differential signals. The calibration system comprises calibration control circuitry and actuator circuitry. In response to digital control signals generated by the calibration control circuitry, the actuator circuitry is configured to: inject currents into the first and second signal paths to adjust offsets of the first and second differential signals, and to balance amplitudes of the first and second differential signals; and adjust at least one of respective duty cycles of the first and second local oscillator signals, and a phase difference between the first and second local oscillator signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Sudipto Chakraborty, Pat Rosno, John Francis Bulzacchelli, Daniel Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11969033
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems, devices, and associated methods for mitigating traumatic brain injury, injury to an ocular structure, or injury to the inner ear of a subject by applying pressure to one or more neck veins before and during an injurious event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Q30 SPORTS SCIENCE, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Francis Wisniewski, Sherry Lynn Jones, James Huang Lua, Kevin John Vititoe, Joseph M. Lehman, Jamison Joseph Float
  • Publication number: 20240131271
    Abstract: A drive train for a wind-up injection device is described. The drive train includes a torsional energy storage adapted to be loaded or unloaded by a rotatable element, a rotatable user handle, a rotationally driveable expelling mechanism adapted to expel the liquid drug, and a clutch element coupled with the torsional energy storage via the rotatable element and including a ratchet for maintaining the rotatable element at one of a number of discrete angular positions against the torque of the torsional energy storage. The clutch element is adapted to transmit the torque from the user handle to the torsional energy storage, or alternatively from the torsional energy storage to the expelling mechanism. The ratchet is switchable from one position to an adjacent position by a torque transmitted from the user handle to the torsional energy storage. The drive train is adapted to dampen torque peaks visco-elastically and/or visco-frictionally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Stefan Blancke, Axel Teucher, Ralph Donald Quentin Collings, James Robert Coop, James Anthony West, Stephen Francis Gilmore, Daniel David Higgins, Mark Digby Teucher, Anthony Paul Morris, Matthew Meredith Jones, William Geoffrey Arthur Marsh, Samuel Keir Steel
  • Patent number: 11961621
    Abstract: A method includes receiving patient health data; determining a score using a trained machine learning model; determining a threshold value using an adaptive threshold tuning learning model; comparing the score to the threshold value; and generating an alarm. A computing system includes a processor; and a memory having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing system to: receive patient health data; determine a score using a trained machine learning model; determine a threshold value using an adaptive threshold tuning learning model; compare the score to the threshold value; and generate an alarm. A non-transitory computer readable medium includes program instructions that when executed, cause a computer to: receive patient health data; determine a score using a trained machine learning model; determine a threshold value using an adaptive threshold tuning learning model; compare the score to the threshold value; and generate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Christopher Elliot Gillies, Daniel Francis Taylor, Kevin R. Ward, Fadi Islim, Richard Medlin
  • Publication number: 20240110103
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing carbonaceous clinker material from a coke oven are described. A coke oven can be provided including an oven floor, coke, and clinker material deposited on the oven floor. After a temperature of the coke oven has reached a first temperature (e.g., after heating coal in the oven to produce coke), the method includes increasing the temperature of the coke oven to a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature for a predetermined amount of time. After the predetermined amount of time, the temperature is reduced to a third temperature that is lower than the first temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: John Francis QUANCI, Daniel C. CHARLES, Gary Dean WEST, Sharla EVATT, Mark Anthony BALL, Jason Francis CRUM
  • Publication number: 20240094870
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a streamlined computer device and a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Various views of digital media content permits users to easily and efficiently access various digital media content. Different views are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the user. Aspects include permitting the user to maintain and manage digital media content libraries. According to some embodiments, the libraries comprise user digital media content and references digital media content. Functionality provided to a user can be tailored to the type of content displayed, accessed and/or managed. According to various aspects, methods and systems are provided for accessing and managing digital media libraries on a streamlined computing device with a plurality selectable I/O profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Matthew David Day, Noah Bruce Guyot, Daniel Kuo, Jenea Boshart Hayes, Aaron Tang, David Livingstone Fore, John H. Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Donald Francis Fischer, Christian Marc Schmidt, Lisa Strausfeld, Marc Gallucci, Eric Sutton, Samuel Wallace Webber, Christine Meahan, Phillip Henson
  • Patent number: 11925872
    Abstract: A video game includes a single player mode where completion of storyline objectives advances the single player storyline. The video game also includes a multiplayer mode where a plurality of players can play on an instance of a multiplayer map. Storyline objectives from the single player mode are selected and made available for completion to players in the multiplayer mode, and the single player storylines can be advanced by players completing respective storyline objectives while playing in the multiplayer mode. Combinations of storyline objectives are selected from pending storyline objectives for players connecting to a multiplayer game for compatibility with multiplayer maps. Constraints can be used to determine compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Henry Chaput, Jesse Hans Stokes Harder, Daniel Lee Kading, John Christopher Epler, John Kolen, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Kenneth Alan Moss, Thomas Murray Perlinski, Graham Francis Scott
  • Patent number: 11930273
    Abstract: A gimbal sleeve for connecting to a camera gimbal may float between a floor surface and a ceiling surface of an aerial vehicle chassis such that the gimbal sleeve has freedom of motion in yaw, pitch, and roll directions relative to the vehicle chassis. The gimbal sleeve may comprise a pair of connection points to the lower dampers on a floor surface of the vehicle chassis. The gimbal sleeve may furthermore comprise a ball joint coupled to a back surface of the vehicle chassis. The connection points include spring forces that enable the gimbal sleeve to return to an equilibrium position in response to external vibrations and reduce the magnitude of vibrations transferred from the aerial vehicle to the gimbal and camera systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriaki Saika, Christopher Bramley Fruhauf, Daniel Francis Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11922195
    Abstract: Some embodiments support embedding of a notebooks software component in a surrounding host application, thereby promoting consistency of notebook user interfaces and user experiences between different kinds of applications. For instance, the notebook access added to an integrated development environment (IDE) may be aesthetically consistent with the notebook access added to a business analytics tool from the same vendor as the IDE. Departures from the aesthetic are still supported, e.g., a notebook access provided in a video gaming environment to teach gamers programming skills may have the same aesthetic as the simulated world of the video game, rather than an IDE aesthetic or an enterprise software aesthetic. Direct integration or proxied integration architectures may be used. Efficiencies may be gained by distinguishing between notebook viewing, editing, and executing operations, and providing more computationally expensive resources only as needed for the notebook access being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Francis Lam, Safia Abdalla, Shibani Raj Basava, Dinesh Chandnani, Zhu Chen, Kwangje Cho, Ram Kumar Donthula, Katherine Kampf, Daniel Moth, Andrew Christopher Neil, Vaishnavi Sannidhanam, Barry Manh Tu, Vijaya Krishna Upadya, Dileep Yavanmandha
  • Patent number: 11917935
    Abstract: A seed treater includes a baffle which includes a fin that is selectively movable to adjust an extent to which the fin extends into a mixing chamber during mixing of seeds and a seed treatment within the mixing chamber to facilitate mixing of the seeds and the seed treatment within the mixing chamber. The fin defines an internal flow passage configured to deliver forced fluid through the fin and into the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Richard Bailey, Damien Douglas Brewer, Vallabh Makadia, Michael Francis Migliazzo, Daniel James Seyer
  • Patent number: 11924382
    Abstract: A system may include one or more of a called device, a calling device, configured to call the called device, and a network module. The network module is configured to process incoming call information of a call placed to the called device and configured to route the call to a destination based on preferences of the called device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Scott D. Hambuchen, Mark Himelfarb, Joshua Harrison Lange
  • Patent number: 11918794
    Abstract: A button for a drug delivery device with a reduced operating loudness includes a plate-like button body forming a touch surface, wherein the plate-like button body is coupled by an axial supporting member to a noise-generating interface of the drug delivery device and movable into a longitudinal direction of the drug delivery device, wherein the plate-like button body includes a material composite with at least one first component consisting of a first material and at least one second component consisting of a second material different from the first material, wherein the at least one first component and the at least one second component are coupled via at least one coupling plane that is at least sectionwise slanted or perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. Further, the disclosure describes a button assembly for a drug delivery device which is shock resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Ralph Donald Quentin Collings, James Robert Coop, James Anthony West, Stephen Francis Gilmore, Daniel David Higgins, Mark Digby Teucher, Matthew Meredith Jones, Anthony Paul Morris, Sophie Sladen, William Geoffrey Arthur Marsh, Denny Lustosa Horn, Stefan Blancke, Michael Jugl
  • Publication number: 20240068603
    Abstract: Spoolable tubing suitable for use in the oil industry, and more particularly spoolable composite tubing with the ability to withstand high stress and high cracking resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: James Francis Pratte, Daniel Robert Thompson
  • Publication number: 20240069279
    Abstract: A binary photonics lattice that includes a waveguide array having a plurality of single mode waveguides disposed in a substrate, the plurality of single mode waveguides including one or more first waveguides having a first V-number V1 and one or more second waveguides having a second V-number V2. The first V-number V1 is smaller than the second V-number V2. The one or more first and second waveguides are arranged in a linear distribution having first and second edge waveguide regions and a binary waveguide region positioned between the first and second edge waveguide regions. The binary waveguide region is a symmetrical binary representation of a decimal number of two or greater. Further, the binary waveguide region includes at least one first waveguide representing a digit 0 of the symmetrical binary representation and/or at least one second waveguide representing a digit 1 of the symmetrical binary representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Dan Trung Nguyen, Daniel Aloysius Nolan
  • Patent number: 11909126
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods provides for technology that generates, with a phased array of elements of an antenna system, an array element radiation pattern over a scan angle range, where the phased array of elements is spaced at a predetermined wavelength spacing. The technology reflects, with a reflector of the antenna system, the array element radiation pattern emitted from the phased array of elements to Earth, and establishes, based on a shape of the reflector, a predetermined magnification as a function of scan angle range so as to increase the field-of-view of the antenna system. The technology adjusts, based on the shape of the reflector, the array element radiation pattern, by increasing magnification relative to the scan angle range, to have a gain that increases with increases in scan angle relative to a boresight of the antenna system, and reflects, with the reflector, radiation from Earth to the phased array of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul Christian Werntz, Raenaurd Turpin, Daniel Francis Mathews, Charles Youngshiuk Park