Patents by Inventor Daniel Parker

Daniel Parker 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: 20190190053
    Abstract: A power module system includes a plurality of vertically stacked power modules. The plurality of vertically stacked power modules include at least two vertical stacks. A shared exhaust plenum is located between the at least two vertical stacks of power modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Arne Ballantine, Jessica Mahler, Ross Parker, Gilbert Richards, Barry Sharpe, Sean Dunn, Santi Lara, John O'Toole, David Trevisan, Carl Cottuli, David Weingaertner, Daniel Baynes
  • Patent number: 10319251
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for monitoring and aggregating, via a network, performance information that indicates scholastic achievement and electronic communications of students participating in an online group learning course, conducted electronically via the network during a course term, in which the students are initially grouped into groups and then regrouped during the course term based on the aggregated performance information, according to an implementation of the invention. The performance information may indicate a performance of a student in the course. The system may provide electronic tools to users. The system may monitor the tools to determine communication and social activity, as well as academic achievement of the students. The communication activity, social activity, and the academic achievement may be used to dynamically regroup students during a course term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SCRIYB LLC
    Inventors: Scott McKay Martin, Peter Joseph Chick, Daniel Sovanndara Te, Brandon Parker Williams
  • Publication number: 20190166657
    Abstract: A pot detection sensor for an induction hob has an air-core coil with at least two turns and has a carrier for the air-core coil. A length of the air-core coil can be at least five times, advantageously ten times, a width of the air-core coil. Diffusor means can be arranged, as a housing, over at least one lighting means for the purpose of equalizing a lighting effect of the one lighting means, wherein a single and continuous diffusor means is provided for all of the lighting means on a carrier. The diffusor means can form a housing over the at least one lighting means and also around the at least one lighting means. The air-core coil is advantageously wound around this housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Benz, Marcus Frank, Daniel Parker, Dennis Schmid, Martin Volk
  • Patent number: 10296092
    Abstract: A system that generates haptic effects using an actuator receives a haptic effect definition that defines a haptic effect. The system pre-processes the haptic effect definition by determining if the actuator is capable of playing the haptic effect. The system then post-processes the haptic effect definition by adjusting a force value based on an estimate or measurement of a state of the actuator during a playing of the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanav Gandhi, Stephen D. Rank, Henry Da Costa, Eric Gervais, Daniel Parker
  • Patent number: 10287747
    Abstract: A trench scoop bucket that can be welded to, or otherwise integrally formed with, bucket that attaches to a tractor, front loader, or any other machinery that can operate a bucket. The trench bucket is attached level with the bottom plate of the bucket and slopes down to a depth to match the dimensions of a trench. The sidewalls of the trench scoop bucket extend vertically downward to match the depth of the trench, and a ramp plate slopes from the bottom plate of the bucket into the trench. Horizontal plates are disposed on either side of the ramp plate and attached to the sidewalls to provide structural support to the ramp plate. The horizontal plates are level with the bottom plate of the trench scoop bucket and can provide alignment of the ramp plate within the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Jones, Jason Parker Jones
  • Publication number: 20190041990
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a haptic effect at a user input element associated with a haptic output device are provided. A primary range and a secondary range of positions are defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device. In addition, a boundary range of positions is defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device, the boundary range partially overlapping each of the primary and secondary ranges. A position of the user input element is monitored, and the haptic effect rendered in response to an entry of the user input element to positions within the boundary range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Srivatsav VENKATESAN, Kaniyalal SHAH, Douglas George BILLINGTON, Aaron KAPELUS, Stephen RANK, Daniel PARKER
  • Publication number: 20190004606
    Abstract: Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Billington, Kaniyalal Shah, Daniel Parker, Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, William Rihn
  • Patent number: 10152132
    Abstract: A system for amplifying haptic effects provided by a push-pull actuator includes a housing component, a push-pull actuator coupled to the housing component and configured to provide a force and a displacement, a lever component including a lever arm and a fulcrum, and a haptic touch surface coupled to the lever arm via an output interface. The push-pull actuator is via an actuator mount. The amount of displacement transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is reduced by the lever component and the amount of force transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is increased by the lever component. The system may include a material stop coupled to the housing component that when compressed by the haptic touch surface exhibits hysteresis to dampen the haptic touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benoit Paul Belley, Charles Banter, Daniel Parker, Kohei Imoto
  • Patent number: 10126553
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device may display a holographic element with a portable control device. Image data of a physical environment including the control device may be received and used to generate a three dimensional model of at least a portion of the environment. Using position information of the control device, a holographic element is displayed with the control device. Using the position information, it is determined that the control device is within a predetermined proximity of either a holographic object or a physical object. Based on determining that the control device is within the predetermined proximity, the displayed holographic element is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Poulos, Lorenz Henric Jentz, Cameron Brown, Anthony Ambrus, Arthur Tomlin, James Dack, Jeffrey Kohler, Eric Scott Rehmeyer, Edward Daniel Parker, Nicolas Denhez, Benjamin Boesel
  • Publication number: 20180321751
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward techniques for isolating a user input signal at a haptic output device. A signal originating from a user input element associated with the haptic output device is received. The received signal is separated into a first component including the user input signal, and a second component including a haptic feedback signal. While the first component is processed, the second component can be discarded or otherwise ignored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Srivatsav VENKATESAN, Kaniyalal SHAH, Douglas George BILLINGTON, Stephen RANK, Daniel PARKER, Aaron KAPELUS
  • Patent number: 10073523
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a haptic effect at a user input element associated with a haptic output device are provided. A primary range and a secondary range of positions are defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device. In addition, a boundary range of positions is defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device, the boundary range partially overlapping each of the primary and secondary ranges. A position of the user input element is monitored, and the haptic effect rendered in response to an entry of the user input element to positions within the boundary range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Douglas George Billington, Stephen Rank, Daniel Parker, Aaron Kapelus
  • Patent number: 10073525
    Abstract: Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Billington, Kaniyalal Shah, Daniel Parker, Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, William Rihn
  • Patent number: 9996156
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward techniques for isolating a user input signal at a haptic output device. A signal originating from a user input element associated with the haptic output device is received. The received signal is separated into a first component including the user input signal, and a second component including a haptic feedback signal. While the first component is processed, the second component can be discarded or otherwise ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Douglas George Billington, Stephen Rank, Daniel Parker, Aaron Kapelus
  • Publication number: 20180124475
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced television interaction are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes receiving notification information, the notification information indicating an event associated with video content displayed by a television device; determining a haptic effect associated with the notification information; generating and transmitting a haptic signal to a haptic output device, the haptic signal configured to cause the haptic output device to output the haptic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Pamela Pimentel, Eric Gervais, Vincent Levesque, Aaron Kapelus, Mina Chang, Daniel Parker, David Birnbaum, Li Jiang, Stephen Rank
  • Patent number: 9909763
    Abstract: In the case of a method of pot detection at a gas cooking point with a gas burner, a thermocouple is fitted at the gas cooking point for flame sensing, to be precise in such a way that with every output of the gas burner possible for a sustained period it is impinged by the flame. In order to detect whether a pot has been placed onto the gas cooking point while the gas burner is in operation or whether the pot has been taken away, the thermoelectric voltage is tapped at the sensing means and evaluated by a comparison of the signal at the time with the signal in the case where a pot has been placed on. A different flame prevails at the thermocouple when a pot has been placed on than when the pot has been taken away, and the temperature is different. The output at the gas cooking point is reduced as a reaction to detection of the taking away of the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Rickert, Daniel Parker, Elmar Herweg
  • Patent number: 9866924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced television interaction are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes receiving notification information, the notification information indicating an event associated with video content displayed by a television device; determining a haptic effect associated with the notification information; generating and transmitting a haptic signal to a haptic output device, the haptic signal configured to cause the haptic output device to output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Pamela Pimentel, Eric Gervais, Vincent Levesque, Aaron Kapelus, Mina Chang, Daniel Parker, David Birnbaum, Li Jiang, Stephen Rank
  • Patent number: 9866149
    Abstract: A system that includes an actuator amplification apparatus and a push pull actuator disposed on or within the actuator amplification apparatus. The actuator amplification apparatus is configured to receive a push pull actuator. The actuator amplification apparatus includes a body fixture configured to attach the actuator amplification apparatus to a fixed mass, an output interface to attach the actuator amplification apparatus to a moving mass, and an integral amplification mechanism. The integral amplification mechanism of the actuator amplification apparatus amplifies a force output by the push pull actuator to the moving mass. The integral amplification mechanism includes a plurality of linkages or an integral lever arm. The actuator amplification apparatus may include stabilizers configured to limit movement of the push pull actuator. In an embodiment, the fixed mass is a dashboard frame of an automobile and the moving mass is a floating haptic touch screen assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Parker, Kohei Imoto, Elena Redelsheimer, Aaron Kapelus, Michael Greenish
  • Publication number: 20170363867
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device may display a holographic element with a portable control device. Image data of a physical environment including the control device may be received and used to generate a three dimensional model of at least a portion of the environment. Using position information of the control device, a holographic element is displayed with the control device. Using the position information, it is determined that the control device is within a predetermined proximity of either a holographic object or a physical object. Based on determining that the control device is within the predetermined proximity, the displayed holographic element is modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Adam Poulos, Lorenz Henric Jentz, Cameron Brown, Anthony Ambrus, Arthur Tomlin, James Dack, Jeffrey Kohler, Eric Scott Rehmeyer, Edward Daniel Parker, Nicolas Denhez, Benjamin Boesel
  • Publication number: 20170364155
    Abstract: Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas Billington, Kaniyalal Shah, Daniel Parker, Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, William Rihn
  • Publication number: 20170249011
    Abstract: A system for amplifying haptic effects provided by a push-pull actuator includes a housing component, a push-pull actuator coupled to the housing component and configured to provide a force and a displacement, a lever component including a lever arm and a fulcrum, and a haptic touch surface coupled to the lever arm via an output interface. The push-pull actuator is via an actuator mount. The amount of displacement transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is reduced by the lever component and the amount of force transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is increased by the lever component. The system may include a material stop coupled to the housing component that when compressed by the haptic touch surface exhibits hysteresis to dampen the haptic touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Benoit Paul BELLEY, Charles BANTER, Daniel PARKER, Kohei IMOTO