Patents by Inventor Daniel Kirby

Daniel Kirby 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: 10891420
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the display of markup on a textual interface measures the difference between edited and unedited text, and utilizes values for hidden-copy tokens to create an incremental scale of values to generate different complexity levels of marked-up text to display on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Rowan TELS Corp.
    Inventors: Chad Kirby, Benjamin Demboski, Daniel Shank, Mark Charyk
  • Publication number: 20210002954
    Abstract: A motorized window treatment for controlling the amount of daylight entering a space through a window includes a covering material, a drive shaft, and a motor coupled to the drive shaft for raising and lowering the covering material. The window treatment also includes a spring assist unit for assisting the motor by providing a torque that equals the torque provided by the weight on the cords that lift the covering material at a position midway between fully-open and fully-closed positions to minimize motor usage and conserve battery life. The window treatment may comprise a photosensor for measuring the amount of daylight outside the window and temperature sensors for measuring the temperatures inside and outside of the window. The position of the covering material may be automatically controlled in response to the photosensor and the temperature sensors, or in response to an infrared or radio-frequency remote control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Edward J. Blair, Andrew Karl Cooney, Soumya Jain, David A. Kirby, Stephen Lundy, Justin J. Mierta, Daniel W. Mistarz, Robert C. Newman, JR., Peter W. Ogden, JR., Jonathan L. Roe, Chen Ming Wu, Justin M. Zernhelt
  • Patent number: 10805166
    Abstract: An enforcement mechanism on an operating system instance enforces a segmentation policy on a container. A configuration generation module executing in a host namespace of the operating system instance receives management instructions from a segmentation server for enforcing the segmentation policy on a container. The configuration generation module executes in the host namespace to configure a traffic control and monitoring module in a container namespace associated with the container. The traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace controls and monitors communications to and from the container in accordance with its configuration. By executing a configuration generation module in the host namespace to configure traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace, the enforcement mechanism beneficially enables robust and lightweight enforcement in a manner that is agnostic to different containerization protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Illumio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael McCormick, Daniel Richard Cook, Rupesh Kumar Mishra, Matthew Kirby Glenn, Paul James Kirner, Mukesh Gupta, Juraj George Fandli
  • Publication number: 20200217133
    Abstract: A motorized window treatment may provide a low-cost solution for controlling the amount of daylight entering a space through a window. The window treatment may include a covering material (e.g., a cellular shade fabric or a roller shade fabric), a drive assembly for raising and lowering the covering material, and a motor drive unit including a motor configured to drive the drive assembly to raise and lower the covering material. The motorized window treatment may comprise one or more battery packs configured to receive batteries for powering the motor drive unit. The batteries may be located out of view of a user of the motorized window treatment (e.g., in a headrail or in a battery compartment). The motorized window treatment may use various power-saving methods to lengthen the lifetime of the batteries, e.g., to reduce the motor speed to conserve additional battery power and extend the lifetime of the batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Edward J. Blair, Andrew Karl Cooney, Soumya Jain, David A. Kirby, Stephen Lundy, Justin J. Mierta, Daniel W. Mistarz, Robert C. Newman, JR., Peter W. Ogden, JR., Jonathan L. Roe, Chen Ming Wu, Justin M. Zernhelt, Samuel F. Chambers
  • Patent number: 10655386
    Abstract: A motorized window treatment for controlling the amount of daylight entering a space through a window includes a covering material, a drive shaft, and a motor coupled to the drive shaft for raising and lowering the covering material. The window treatment also includes a spring assist unit for assisting the motor by providing a torque that equals the torque provided by the weight on the cords that lift the covering material at a position midway between fully-open and fully-closed positions to minimize motor usage and conserve battery life. The window treatment may comprise a photosensor for measuring the amount of daylight outside the window and temperature sensors for measuring the temperatures inside and outside of the window. The position of the covering material may be automatically controlled in response to the photosensor and the temperature sensors, or in response to an infrared or radio-frequency remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Edward J. Blair, Andrew Karl Cooney, Soumya Jain, David A. Kirby, Stephen Lundy, Justin J. Mierta, Daniel W. Mistarz, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Peter W. Ogden, Jr., Jonathan L. Roe, Chen Ming Wu, Justin M. Zernhelt
  • Publication number: 20200021491
    Abstract: An enforcement mechanism on an operating system instance enforces a segmentation policy on a container. A configuration generation module executing in a host namespace of the operating system instance receives management instructions from a segmentation server for enforcing the segmentation policy on a container. The configuration generation module executes in the host namespace to configure a traffic control and monitoring module in a container namespace associated with the container. The traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace controls and monitors communications to and from the container in accordance with its configuration. By executing a configuration generation module in the host namespace to configure traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace, the enforcement mechanism beneficially enables robust and lightweight enforcement in a manner that is agnostic to different containerization protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Michael McCormick, Daniel Richard Cook, Rupesh Kumar Mishra, Matthew Kirby Glenn, Paul James Kirner, Mukesh Gupta, Juraj George Fandli
  • Publication number: 20190372848
    Abstract: An enforcement mechanism on an operating system instance enforces a segmentation policy on a container. A configuration generation module executing in a host namespace of the operating system instance receives management instructions from a segmentation server for enforcing the segmentation policy on a container. The configuration generation module executes in the host namespace to configure a traffic control and monitoring module in a container namespace associated with the container. The traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace controls and monitors communications to and from the container in accordance with its configuration. By executing a configuration generation module in the host namespace to configure traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace, the enforcement mechanism beneficially enables robust and lightweight enforcement in a manner that is agnostic to different containerization protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Michael McCormick, Daniel Richard Cook, Rupesh Kumar Mishra, Matthew Kirby Glenn, Paul James Kirner, Mukesh Gupta, Juraj George Fandli
  • Patent number: 10494864
    Abstract: A motorized window treatment may provide a low-cost solution for controlling the amount of daylight entering a space through a window. The window treatment may include a covering material (e.g., a cellular shade fabric or a roller shade fabric), a drive assembly for raising and lowering the covering material, and a motor drive unit including a motor configured to drive the drive assembly to raise and lower the covering material. The motorized window treatment may comprise one or more battery packs configured to receive batteries for powering the motor drive unit. The batteries may be located out of view of a user of the motorized window treatment (e.g., in a headrail or in a battery compartment). The motorized window treatment may use various power-saving methods to lengthen the lifetime of the batteries, e.g., to reduce the motor speed to conserve additional battery power and extend the lifetime of the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jason O. Adams, Edward J. Blair, Andrew Karl Cooney, Soumya Jain, David A. Kirby, Stephen Lundy, Justin J. Mierta, Daniel W. Mistarz, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Peter W. Ogden, Jr., Jonathan L. Roe, Chen Ming Wu, Justin M. Zernhelt, Samuel F. Chambers
  • Patent number: 10476745
    Abstract: An enforcement mechanism on an operating system instance enforces a segmentation policy on a container. A configuration generation module executing in a host namespace of the operating system instance receives management instructions from a segmentation server for enforcing the segmentation policy on a container. The configuration generation module executes in the host namespace to configure a traffic control and monitoring module in a container namespace associated with the container. The traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace controls and monitors communications to and from the container in accordance with its configuration. By executing a configuration generation module in the host namespace to configure traffic control and monitoring module in the container namespace, the enforcement mechanism beneficially enables robust and lightweight enforcement in a manner that is agnostic to different containerization protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Illumio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael McCormick, Daniel Richard Cook, Rupesh Kumar Mishra, Matthew Kirby Glenn, Paul James Kirner, Mukesh Gupta, Juraj George Fandli
  • Publication number: 20150129383
    Abstract: A case has a quick-access weapon holder assembly that moves from a concealed position to an accessible position. The weapon carried by the weapon holder assembly may be a firearm, a chemical-based defense weapon, a baton, or an electricity-based (electroshock) weapon. The weapon holder assembly may include a holster designed to secure the weapon in the manner of a traditional holster so that the weapon is securely held by the weapon holder assembly and so the weapon does not unintentionally fall out of the holder assembly during normal use of the case. The movement of the weapon holder assembly is actuated without the need for the user to remove his hand from the normal case-carrying position. The normal case-carrying position is one wherein the user's hand is positioned on a handle of a hard-sided case or positioned on the lower portion of the front portion of a strap of a soft-sided case or purse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel KIRBY, JR.
  • Patent number: 7618047
    Abstract: Automobile steering linkage systems and methods are provided in the various embodiments of the present invention. Some embodiments of the present invention can be used in heavy-duty automobiles for steering linkage toe-adjustment systems, and other embodiments can be utilized in other automobiles. An automobile steering linkage system can comprise a first rod and a unitary second rod. The first rod can be coupled between a first point and a first wheel, and the length of the first rod can be altered. The second rod can be coupled to the first wheel and a second wheel, and an eccentric ball stud can couple the second rod to the second wheel to alter the distance between the first wheel and the second wheel thus providing an automobile toe-adjustment system. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Kirby
  • Publication number: 20070126197
    Abstract: Automobile steering linkage systems and methods are provided in the various embodiments of the present invention. Some embodiments of the present invention can be used in heavy-duty automobiles for steering linkage toe-adjustment systems, and other embodiments can be utilized in other automobiles. An automobile steering linkage system can comprise a first rod and a unitary second rod. The first rod can be coupled between a first point and a first wheel, and the length of the first rod can be altered. The second rod can be coupled to the first wheel and a second wheel, and an eccentric ball stud can couple the second rod to the second wheel to alter the distance between the first wheel and the second wheel thus providing an automobile toe-adjustment system. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventor: Daniel Kirby
  • Patent number: 4700655
    Abstract: A sign support structure, such as for supporting a distress flag or any other information-carrying flag. The structure comprises an elongated main shaft which is secured at a lower end to a support base having a magnet therein. A flat support surface is provided under the support base whereby the base can be attached to any metal surface such as the roof top or door of a car. A coupling element is removably secured to an upper end of the main shaft and has a transverse support shaft secured thereto. The coupling element also has an axial bore opening in a lower end thereof to receive a free end portion of the upper end of the main shaft. Furthermore, the coupling element has a second bore disposed transverse to the axial bore and above a base of the axial bore and above the axial bore and below the transverse support shaft for receiving the free end portion of the main shaft when the support structure is in a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1987
    Inventor: Daniel Kirby
  • Patent number: D316368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Daniel Kirby
  • Patent number: D678746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Kirby
  • Patent number: D899682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: JEMELLA GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Brady, Simon Kirby, Adam Stone
  • Patent number: D899683
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: JEMELLA GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Brady, Simon Kirby, Adam Stone