Patents by Inventor Daniel Jarvi

Daniel Jarvi 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: 20200015378
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10479612
    Abstract: Technology for optimizing carton induction in an order fulfillment picking system is described. In an example embodiment, a method, implemented using one or more computing devices, may include receiving scan data reflecting status of cartons being conveyed by a conveying system, receiving confirmatory input reflecting pick completion for a subset of the cartons being conveyed by the conveying system, and generating an estimated time of arrival for one or more cartons not yet inducted into the conveying system based on the scan data and the confirmatory input. The method may further include generating a load forecast based on the estimated time of arrival and inducting one or more of the one or more cartons into the conveying system based on the load forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Staples, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikranth Gopalakrishnan, Daniel Jarvis, Rodney Gallaway, Michael Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 10433442
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10099864
    Abstract: Technology for optimizing carton induction in an order fulfillment picking system is described. In an example embodiment, a method, implemented using one or more computing devices, may include receiving scan data reflecting status of cartons being conveyed by a conveying system, receiving confirmatory input reflecting pick completion for a subset of the cartons being conveyed by the conveying system, and generating an estimated time of arrival for one or more cartons not yet inducted into the conveying system based on the scan data and the confirmatory input. The method may further include generating a load forecast based on the estimated time of arrival and inducting one or more of the one or more cartons into the conveying system based on the load forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Staples, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikranth Gopalakrishnan, Daniel Jarvis, Rodney Gallaway, Michael Bhaskaran
  • Publication number: 20180168058
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20180127211
    Abstract: A hybrid modular storage fetching system with a robot execution system (REX) is described. In an example implementation, a REX may induct, into the hybrid modular storage fetching system, an order identifying items to be fulfilled by automated guided vehicles (AGVs) at an order fulfillment facility. The REX may generate at task list including tasks for a first and second AGV, instruct the first AGV to retrieve a first item in the order from a first storage area based on the task list and deliver the first item to a pick-cell station. The REX may also instruct the second AGV to retrieve a second item of the order from a second storage area and deliver the second item to the pick-cell station. The REX may communicate with other components of the hybrid modular storage fetching system to coordinate the paths of the AGVs to fulfill the order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Jarvis, Paolo Gerli Amador, Michael Bhaskaran, Amit Kalra, Rodney Gallaway, Vikranth Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20180127212
    Abstract: A hybrid modular storage fetching system is described. In an example implementation, an automated guided vehicle of the hybrid modular storage fetching system includes a drive unit that provides motive force to propel the automated guided vehicle within an operating environment. The automated guided vehicle may also include a container handling mechanism including an extender and a carrying surface, the container handling mechanism having three or more degrees of freedom to move the carrying surface along three or more axes. The container handling mechanism may retrieve an item from a first target shelving unit using the carrying surface and the three or more degrees of freedom and place the item on a second target shelving unit. The automated guided vehicle may also include a power source coupled to provide power to the drive unit and the container handling mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Jarvis, Paolo Gerli Amador, Michael Bhaskaran, Amit Kalra, Rodney Gallaway, Vikranth Gopalakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20180096299
    Abstract: A hybrid modular storage fetching system is described. In an example implementation, the system may include a warehouse execution system adapted to generate a picking schedule for picking pick-to-cart and high-density storage items, and an AGV dispatching system adapted to dispatch a cart automated guided vehicle and a modular storage fetching automated guided vehicle based on the picking schedule. The cart automated guided vehicle may be adapted autonomously transport a carton through a pick-to-cart area and to a pick-cell station. The modular storage fetching automated guided vehicle may be adapted to synchronously autonomously transport a modular storage unit containing items to be placed in the cartons from a high-density storage area to the pick-cell station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Jarvis, Paolo Gerli Amador, Michael Bhaskaran, Vikranth Gopalakrishnan, Rodney Gallaway
  • Patent number: 9894787
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Publication number: 20140311767
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Patent number: 8003034
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming a composite structure with an automatic placement head, through the use of a non-rotating tooling tablet having first and second substantially oppositely facing surfaces thereof, joined around the peripheries thereof by a side surface of the tablet, with at least one of the first or second surfaces forming a tool surface of the tablet. Layers of pre-impregnated fiber or tape are applied to the tool surface of the tablet by the automated fiber placement head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Patent number: 7513965
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for performing a high-speed event, such as a cut/add of a tow, in an automated fiber placement process, by initiating the high-speed event prior to a fiber placement head reaching a location along a tool path of the fiber placement head at which it is desired to have the high-speed event completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Patent number: 7407556
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for forming a composite part on a tool surface, during an automated fiber placement process, by depositing the composite material onto the tool surface with two or more fiber placement heads which are capable of simultaneous movement independently from each other and the tool surface, but dynamically synchronized for operation with respect to a common time base. Fiber placement heads, and creels for holding composite materials supplied to the fiber placement heads are replaceable during fabrication of the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Publication number: 20080087026
    Abstract: A method for partially freezing an aqueous mixture comprising simultaneously or in either order the steps of: placing said aqueous mixture in contact with at least part of a freezing surface; cooling the freezing surface to below the freezing point of the aqueous mixture; so that ice forms at the freezing surface; and oscillating the freezing surface relative to the aqueous mixture in a direction that is not perpendicular to at least part of the freezing surface; characterised in that the oscillation is linear with a frequency of between 20 and 200 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Jonathan Allin, Daniel Jarvis, Christopher Marriott, Andrew Russell
  • Publication number: 20050269016
    Abstract: An improved automated method and apparatus are provided for forming composite structures, by calendering two or more elements of a pre-impregnated composite material into a band of uncured composite material, and then forming the uncured band of composite material into one or more formed, uncured composite structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Publication number: 20050247396
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for forming a composite part on a tool surface, during an automated fiber placement process, by depositing the composite material onto the tool surface with two or more fiber placement heads which are capable of simultaneous movement independently from each other and the tool surface, but dynamically synchronized for operation with respect to a common time base. Fiber placement heads, and creels for holding composite materials supplied to the fiber placement heads are replaceable during fabrication of the composite part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Publication number: 20050236735
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming a composite structure with an automatic placement head, through the use of a non-rotating tooling tablet having first and second substantially oppositely facing surfaces thereof, joined around the peripheries thereof by a side surface of the tablet, with at least one of the first or second surfaces forming a tool surface of the tablet. Layers of pre-impregnated fiber or tape are applied to the tool surface of the tablet by the automated fiber placement head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Publication number: 20050240291
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for performing a high-speed event, such as a cut/add of a tow, in an automated fiber placement process, by initiating the high-speed event prior to a fiber placement head reaching a location along a tool path of the fiber placement head at which it is desired to have the high-speed event completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Applicant: Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Tino Oldani, Daniel Jarvi
  • Publication number: 20050108358
    Abstract: A web enabled peripheral device or internet appliance capable of executing services comprises means for maintaining, in the device, a list of services supported for use with the device; means for installing a service in response to the service being selected from the list by a user; and means for updating the list by communicating with a server external of the device, using which server a list of supported services can be updated for use by any of multiple said web enabled peripheral devices. Other methods and apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Jarvis, Ward Foster
  • Patent number: D859457
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sujit Varghese, Barine Tee, Jonathan Yu, Harold H.W. Kim, Jonathan Jarvis, Daniel Young, Karl Channell