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).

  • Patent number: 11505747
    Abstract: A coke plant includes multiple coke ovens where each coke oven is adapted to produce exhaust gases, a common tunnel fluidly connected to the plurality of coke ovens and configured to receive the exhaust gases from each of the coke ovens, multiple standard heat recovery steam generators fluidly connected to the common tunnel where the ratio of coke ovens to standard heat recovery steam generators is at least 20:1, and a redundant heat recovery steam generator fluidly connected to the common tunnel where any one of the plurality of standard heat recovery steam generators and the redundant heat recovery steam generator is adapted to receive the exhaust gases from the plurality of ovens and extract heat from the exhaust gases and where the standard heat recovery steam generators and the redundant heat recovery steam generator are all connected in parallel with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SUNCOKE TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Gary Dean West, Daniel C. Charles, Ryan L. Yates
  • Patent number: 11504208
    Abstract: A tool holder for use as a surgical assistant, the tool holder including: first and second beam members; a frame; at least one linkage member coupled to the frame and the first and second beam members; a mounting configuration to hold a tool, the mounting configuration being coupled to the first and second beam members; and a drive mechanism mounted with respect to the frame, wherein the at least one linkage member and the mounting configuration are coupled to the first and second beam members in a parallelogram configuration, the drive mechanism is configured to drive a tilt movement of the mounting configuration with respect to the frame by movement of the first beam member with respect to the second beam member to orient the mounting configuration to a tilt angle, and the drive mechanism is configured to drive a pan movement of the tool about a pan axis, the drive mechanism being further configured to orient the pan axis with respect to the frame dependent on the tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: FREEHAND 2010 LIMITED
    Inventors: Clive Francis, Daniel Barnett, David Pinto
  • Patent number: 11503045
    Abstract: A cyber-physical system may have monitoring nodes that generate a series of current monitoring node values over time that represent current operation of the system. A hierarchical abnormality localization computer platform accesses a multi-level hierarchy of elements, and elements in a first level of the hierarchy are associated with elements in at least one lower level of the hierarchy and at least some elements may be associated with monitoring nodes. The computer platform may then determine, based on feature vectors and a decision boundary, an abnormality status for a first element in the highest level of the hierarchy. If the abnormality status indicates an abnormality, the computer platform may determine an abnormality status for elements, associated with the first element, in at least one level of the hierarchy lower than the level of the first element. These determinations may be repeated until an abnormality is localized to a monitoring node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Masoud Abbaszadeh, Walter Yund, Daniel Francis Holzhauer
  • Patent number: 11497854
    Abstract: A system comprises a first member, a second member, and a third member, wherein the first and second members are rotatable relative to the third member, wherein the first and second members are coupled to one another by a dead-angle follower coupling, wherein the dead-angle follower coupling is configured such that the first and second members are rotatable relative to one another, wherein the second and third members are rotationally coupled to one another by a switchable coupling mechanism, wherein the switchable coupling mechanism is switchable between two different states, a locked state and a non-locked state, wherein the maximum torque transferable between the second and third members via the switchable coupling mechanism in the locked state is greater than in the non-locked state, wherein the switchable coupling mechanism is in the locked state when the first member is in a locking position relative to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Ralph Donald Quentin Collings, James Robert Coop, James Anthony West, Stephen Francis Gilmore, Daniel David Higgins, Mark Digby Teucher, Stefan Blancke
  • Patent number: 11495515
    Abstract: Aspects of wireless communication are described, including a radiofrequency (RF) amplifier chip, configured for transmitting or receiving data, comprising a first substrate comprising a first material and a second substrate comprising a second material that is different from the first material. The first substrate and the second substrate may be lattice-matched such that an interface region between the first substrate and the second substrate exhibits an sp3 carbon peak at about 1332 cm·1 having a full width half maximum of no more than 5.0 cm·1 as measured by Raman spectroscopy. In some aspects, the first substrate and said second substrate permit said chip to transmit or receive data at a transfer rate of at least 500 megabits per second and a frequency of at least 8 GHz. In some aspects, the RF amplifier chip is part of a satellite transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: AKASH SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Tyrone D. Mitchell, Jr., Felix Ejeckam, Daniel Francis, Paul Saunier, Kris Kong
  • Publication number: 20220346306
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Bailey, Damien Douglas Brewer, Vallabh Makadia, Michael Francis Migliazzo, Daniel James Seyer
  • Publication number: 20220331137
    Abstract: An aural hematoma splint (AHS) system/method providing for animal ear pinna (AEP) suspension and/or compression allowing non-surgical treatment of AEP auricular hematoma is disclosed. The AHS promotes healing performance by including a conical primary plate (CPP) and angular secondary plate (ASP) that are used in conjunction with non-elastic fabric tape (NFT) to hold the AEP in suspension during treatment. The NFT includes a long strap collar (LSC) and cross support strips (CSS) for preparatory taping and application of the CPP/ASP to the AEP. This sandwich configuration of the CPP/ASP surrounding the AEP creates equilibrium in hematoma fluid pressures within the damaged area of the AEP, promotes a uniform thin layer of blood to clot in the entirety of the hematoma region, and allows regeneration of damaged tissues in a controlled environment while limiting structural and aesthetic damage to the healed AEP post treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Francis Whitton
  • Publication number: 20220334857
    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: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    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
  • Publication number: 20220325183
    Abstract: A coke plant includes multiple coke ovens where each coke oven is adapted to produce exhaust gases, a common tunnel fluidly connected to the plurality of coke ovens and configured to receive the exhaust gases from each of the coke ovens, multiple standard heat recovery steam generators fluidly connected to the common tunnel where the ratio of coke ovens to standard heat recovery steam generators is at least 20:1, and a redundant heat recovery steam generator fluidly connected to the common tunnel where any one of the plurality of standard heat recovery steam generators and the redundant heat recovery steam generator is adapted to receive the exhaust gases from the plurality of ovens and extract heat from the exhaust gases and where the standard heat recovery steam generators and the redundant heat recovery steam generator are all connected in parallel with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Gary Dean WEST, Daniel C. CHARLES, Ryan L. YATES
  • Patent number: 11467759
    Abstract: A system and method for extending the path length of an electromagnetic wave signal traveling between apertures is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LYTELOOP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Francis McManamon, Daniel Damaghi, Ohad Harlev, Armand Vedadi-Comte, Alan Eli Willner, Charles Rocco Palanzo, Ryan Justin Howard
  • Publication number: 20220277964
    Abstract: A method for planarizing a metal conductor layer embedded in a dielectric layer is provided. The method includes removing a portion of an overburden of the metal conductor layer that is formed over the dielectric layer with a first CMP slurry. The method also includes removing a remaining portion of the overburden of the metal conductor layer with a second CMP slurry to expose upper portions of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Mahadevaiyer Krishnan, Michael Francis Lofaro, Andrew Giannetta, Douglas Bishop, Eugene J. O'Sullivan, Daniel Charles Edelstein
  • Publication number: 20220273181
    Abstract: A device and a method thereof for determining a hemodynamic state of an individual from a magnitude of a perfusion signal or a signal which is a measure of a volume of blood in the thoracic cavity of the individual, wherein the control device is configured to receive a first signal and a heart rate signal, divide the first signal into frames, wherein a frame length is determined from an oscillation period of the heart rate signal, and determine a magnitude of the first signal from at least two frames, so as to obtain a more reliable magnitude of the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Darrel Francis, Matthew Shun-Shin, Daniel Keene, Zachary Whinnett
  • Patent number: 11431785
    Abstract: A system for managing compositions of software components or applications is disclosed. In particular, systems in which the software components or applications communicate with one another using message-oriented middleware are considered. The system is fed by one or more data feeds, and produces a plurality of processed feeds for respective applications. The data items in the input data feeds are processed by the software components or applications which form a data feed processing graph, with each application having a processing path (or egress-rooted tree) which results in the processed feed for that application. Managing such systems is complex. This complexity is tackled by having each component processing a data feed item add an annotation to the data feed item, so that the cumulative annotation which is seen in the processed feed for an application provides a history of the processing carried out on the input data feed(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Daniel Charles Spaven, Paul Francis McKee
  • Publication number: 20220258061
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    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: 11404300
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a semiconductor-on-diamond-on-carrier substrate wafer. The semiconductor-on-diamond-on-carrier wafer comprises: a semiconductor-on-diamond wafer having a diamond side and semiconductor side; a carrier substrate disposed on the diamond side of the semiconductor-on-diamond wafer and including at least one layer having a lower coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) than diamond; and an adhesive layer disposed between the diamond side of the semiconductor-on-diamond wafer and the carrier substrate to bond the carrier substrate to the semiconductor-on-diamond wafer. The semiconductor-on-diamond-on-carrier substrate wafer has the following characteristics: a total thickness variation of no more than 40 ?m; a wafer bow of no more than 100 ?m; and a wafer warp of no more than 40 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Francis, Frank Yantis Lowe, Michael Ian Pearson
  • Patent number: 11395989
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses for neutralizing acidic compounds in flue gases emitted from a heat recovery coke oven. A representative system includes a spray dry absorber having a barrel that includes a plurality of wall plates that form sidewalls of the barrel. The wall plates include a steel plate and a corrosion resistant alloy cladded to the steel plate and the wall plates are oriented such that the corrosion resistant alloy faces toward and is in fluid communication with an interior area of the barrel. The alloy is resistant to corrosion caused by the acidic compounds in the flue gas and can prevent the steel plate from being corroded by these acidic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SUNCOKE TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Mayela Carolina Fernandez, Daniel C. Charles
  • Publication number: 20220217042
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some systems, a user equipment (UE) may transmit assistance information to a base station to request an update or a modification to one or more communication parameters configured at the UE. Such communication parameters may include a quantity of uplink multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers, a quantity of downlink MIMO layers, a minimum scheduling offset, a maximum quantity of component carriers, or a maximum aggregated bandwidth for a secondary cell group (SCG). In some implementations, the UE may transmit the assistance information requesting the update or modification to one or more of such communication parameters based on detecting that the UE satisfies one or more triggering conditions or thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Arvind Vardarajan Santhanam, Brian Clarke Banister, Kuo-Chun Lee, Aamod Khandekar, Enoch Shiao-Kuang Lu, Satashu Goel, Daniel Amerga, Karthik Venkatram, Subashini Krishnamurthy, Xuepan Guan, Mouaffac Ambriss, Peter Pui Lok Ang, James Francis Geekie, Sasikanth Reddy Adapata, Sundaresan Tambaram Kailasam
  • Publication number: 20220202853
    Abstract: A method of neutralizing adverse biological effects of Interleukin 6 (IL-6) and other pro-inflammatory Interleukins in vivo is disclosed using homogeneous solutions of hypohalous acids to modify binding sites on cytokines and chemokines that are responsible for activation of cell surface receptors, and the initiation of harmful inflammatory processes or the growth of cytokine-dependent malignancies or of malignancies dependent on other chemical growth factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Jeremy Stone, Lori Robins, Jeffrey Francis Williams, Daniel James Terry, Eric Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20220202852
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and compositions of hypobromous acid for use in the treatment and prevention of inflammatory conditions, acute or chronic, of infectious or noninfectious origin, such as those attributable to hypersensitivity mechanisms or trauma in human subjects and animals. The disclosure in various embodiments provides compositions prepared at the time of need for such applications so as to contain pure hypobromous acid formed from stable precursor formulations containing oxidative chlorine in the form of hypochlorous acid, hypochlorite, or other forms of aqueous oxidative chlorine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel James Terry, Jeffrey Francis Williams
  • Patent number: 11368583
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying call data associated with a received call, identifying call parameters from the call data, and the call parameters include one or more call routing parameters associated with call routing of the call and one or more call session parameters associated with a call session of the call, assigning weights to one or more of the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, determining a scam score for the call based on a sum of the weights applied to the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, and blocking the call when the scam score is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold scam score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Hamilton Botner, Collin Michael Turney, Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Charles Donald Morgan, Jamelle Adnan Brown, Chee-Fung Choy, Samuel Kenton Welch, Nysia Inet George, Andrew Collin Shaddox