Patents by Inventor Daniel Pierce

Daniel Pierce 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: 10560793
    Abstract: A diaphragm for a loudspeaker may include a conductive coupler, a voice coil having a voice coil lead, where the voice coil lead is positioned in conductive contact with the conductive coupler, and a terminal lead, where the terminal lead is positioned in conductive contact with the conductive coupler, and where the voice coil lead and the terminal lead are attached to the conductive coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Warren Little, Daniel Liu, Derrick Pierce, Ernie Latham-Brown
  • Publication number: 20200016435
    Abstract: A nerve modulation device includes a first ultrasound transducer and a second ultrasound transducer. The first and second ultrasound transducers are configured to emit a first and second ultrasound waves, respectively, that exhibit different frequencies. The first and second ultrasound transducers can emit the first and second ultrasound waves in directions that are selected to cause the first and second ultrasound waves to intersect with each other at an intersection site that is at or near a selected nerve. At the intersection site, the first and second ultrasound waves can non-linearly interact to form an acoustic wave exhibiting a frequency that is less than the frequencies of the first and second ultrasound waves. The acoustic wave can modulate a selected nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Jay Pierce, Katherine E. Sharadin, Michael A. Smith, Marc Stein, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190384751
    Abstract: Systems and methods for live reindexing include receiving, at a dispatch server, a request to reindex a database, wherein, at the time the request to reindex is received, the dispatch server is configured to send queries for information in the database to a first index server, the first index server comprising a first index of information in the database. The systems and methods further include, responsive to receiving the request to reindex and while the database is live, generating a second index of the information in the database, storing the second index at a second index server, and configuring the dispatch server to use the second index server as a live index server and to no longer use the first index server as a live index server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Pierce, Brian Dorne, Michael Glazer, Derek Rabideau, Richard Allen Ducott, III, David Karesh, Dylan Davis, Matthew Dailey, Hongyi Yao, Daniel Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190340294
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, methods, systems and computer readable media are provided, in a cognitive data processing system, for implementing a predictive analytics system that utilizes entity and non-entity information. A collection of content is processed to extract defined entities pertaining to one or more domains. Semantic relationships are determined between objects within the collection of content, wherein the objects include undefined entities. The defined entities and objects are resolved based on entity definitions and the semantic relationships to determine defined entities and undefined entities for a resulting data set. The resulting data set is processed to identify one or more relationships between a defined entity and an undefined entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: William S. Spangler, Richard L. Martin, David Martinez Iraola, Daniel Pierce, Sheng Hua Bao, Meenakshi Nagarajan, Michael D. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 10402385
    Abstract: Systems and methods for live reindexing include receiving, at a dispatch server, a request to reindex a database, wherein, at the time the request to reindex is received, the dispatch server is configured to send queries for information in the database to a first index server, the first index server comprising a first index of information in the database. The systems and methods further include, responsive to receiving the request to reindex and while the database is live, generating a second index of the information in the database, storing the second index at a second index server, and configuring the dispatch server to use the second index server as a live index server and to no longer use the first index server as a live index server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Pierce, Brian Dorne, Michael Glazer, Derek Rabideau, Richard Allen Ducott, III, David Karesh, Dylan Davis, Matthew Dailey, Hongyi Yao, Daniel Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190225814
    Abstract: The present invention provides a homogeneous, sprayable liquid composition formulated for spraying onto a substrate to protectively cover at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the sprayable liquid composition comprising: (a) an aqueous polyurethane dispersion (PUD); (b) a pigment; (c) a surfactant; and (d) a silica compound, the sprayable liquid composition, once dry, forming a solid, uniform, peelable coating adhered to the substrate without use of a separate adhesive coating layer, the peelable coating having a greater scratch resistance, and the peelable coating having a greater fuel staining resistance compared to peelable, specialty rubber coatings. The peelable coating may also find use in or as automotive OEM delivery wraps, transportation coatings, ride-hailing advertisements; agricultural and mining equipment; in architectural coatings such as floor coatings, bath tub and shower protective peelable coatings; and in home and office furniture protective coverings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Pierce, Andrew Bradburn, Daniel W. Dezort, Andrew Birnie
  • Publication number: 20190225818
    Abstract: The present invention provides a homogeneous, sprayable liquid composition formulated for spraying onto a substrate to protectively cover at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the sprayable liquid composition comprising: (a) an aqueous polyurethane dispersion (PUD); (b) a pigment; (c) a surfactant; and (d) a silica compound, the sprayable liquid composition, once dry, forming a solid, uniform, peelable coating adhered to the substrate without use of a separate adhesive coating layer, the peelable coating having a greater scratch resistance, and the peelable coating having a greater fuel staining resistance compared to peelable, specialty rubber coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Pierce, Andrew Bradburn, Daniel W. Dezort
  • Publication number: 20190185436
    Abstract: The invention relates to triazole compounds of formula I and I? or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, useful as modulators of demyelinating diseases: The invention also provides pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising the compounds of the invention, methods of using the compositions and kits thereof in the treatment of various demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Davies, Jingrong Cao, Meghan Elise Cockerill, Philip Noel Collier, Elisabeth Doyle, James Daniel Frantz, Huai Gao, Brian Anthony Goldman, Ronald Lee Grey, JR., Anne-Laure Grillot, Wenxin Gu, James A. Henderson, Raul Eduardo Krauss, Adrianne Lynn Kolpak, Yusheng Liao, Sanjay Shivayogi Magavi, David Messersmith, Albert Charles Pierce, Emanuele Perola, Elizabeth Jin-Sun Ryu, Joshua Syken, Jian Wang, Michael Paul DeNinno, Francois Maltais
  • Patent number: 10288572
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for providing flexible and repairable testing capabilities, including destructive testing, for systems that generate or absorb heat such as energy storage systems. One embodiment can include a heat exchange system adapted to contain and maintain a fluid at a predetermined temperature, thermally conductive tubing in direct intimate contact with a plurality of heat sinks, thermal sensor assemblies, and an sample vessel receiver structure where the thermal sensor assemblies, heat sinks removeably attach to different sections of the inner containment structure so as to measure heat flow into or out of the inner containment structure's different sections, and a test cell enclosure which is adapted to contain forces and output from destructive testing of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel Ellison, Ryan Ubelhor, Cecilia Pierce
  • Patent number: 10288497
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for providing flexible and repairable testing capabilities, including destructive testing, for systems that generate or absorb heat such as energy storage systems. One embodiment can include a temperature bath structure adapted to contain and maintain a fluid bath at a predetermined temperature, an outer containment structure adapted to insert into the temperature bath structure, heat sinks, thermal sensor assemblies, and an internal containment structure where the thermal sensor assemblies, heat sinks removeably attach to different sections of the inner containment structure so as to measure heat flow into or out of the inner containment structure's different sections, and a test cell enclosure which is adapted to contain forces and output from destructive testing of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ryan Ubelhor, Daniel Ellison, Cecilia Pierce
  • Publication number: 20190030018
    Abstract: Provided herein are formulations and methods of use of 2-(4-chlorophenyl)-N-((2-(2,6-dioxopiperidin-3-yl)-1-oxoisoindolin-5-yl)methyl)-2,2-difluoroacetamide or a stereoisomer or mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer, prodrug, solvate, hydrate, co-crystal, clathrate, or polymorph thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tonia J. Buchholz, James Carmichael, Soraya Carrancio, Jinhong Fan, Rajan Gupta, Gang Lu, Kyle MacBeth, Emily Pace, Daniel Pierce, Michael Pourdehnad, Yu Pu, Peng Wang, Naijun Wu, Sheena Yao
  • Publication number: 20170202782
    Abstract: Provided are methods of treating a cancer (such as lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, etc.) in an individual in need thereof, comprising administering to the individual a) an effective amount of a composition comprising nanoparticles comprising a taxane (such as paclitaxel) and an albumin (such as human serum albumin), and b) an effective amount of ABT-263.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel PIERCE, Michael CARLETON
  • Patent number: 9103282
    Abstract: A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring cooling manifold. Furthermore, the shaft cover support may include a cooling shield supply extending from the cooling fluid chamber between the radially outward inlet and the radially inward outlet on the radially extending region and in fluid communication with the cooling fluid chamber for providing cooling fluids to a transition section. The shaft cover support may also provide additional stiffness and reduce interference of the flow from the compressor. In addition, the shaft cover support accommodates a transition section extending between compressor and turbine sections of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Charron, Daniel Pierce
  • Patent number: 8961118
    Abstract: A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring cooling manifold. As such, the shaft cover support accomplishes in a single component what was only partially accomplished in two components in conventional configurations. The shaft cover support may also provide additional stiffness and reduce interference of the flow from the compressor. In addition, the shaft cover support accommodates a transition section extending between compressor and turbine sections of the engine. The shaft cover support has a radially extending region that is offset from the inlet and outlet that enables the shaft cover support to surround the transition, thereby reducing the overall length of this section of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Charron, Daniel Pierce
  • Publication number: 20140199405
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for treating cancer by administering a) a composition comprising nanoparticles that comprise paclitaxel and an albumin and/or b) a therapeutic agent (e.g., gemcitabine) based upon K-ras mutation status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel PIERCE, Carrie BRACHMANN
  • Patent number: 8452805
    Abstract: Preserving context and providing suggestions for genealogy searching. A method includes storing in a storage medium previous user interaction with a genealogical research system from a previous genealogical research session. Initiation of a new genealogical research session is detected. In response to the new research session and based on the previous user interaction with the research system, the system provides suggestions for continuing genealogical research.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kinpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Douglas Knutson, Jonathan Leo Krein, Daniel Zappala, Daniel Pierce Delorey
  • Publication number: 20130098064
    Abstract: A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring cooling manifold. As such, the shaft cover support accomplishes in a single component what was only partially accomplished in two components in conventional configurations. The shaft cover support may also provide additional stiffness and reduce interference of the flow from the compressor. In addition, the shaft cover support accommodates a transition section extending between compressor and turbine sections of the engine. The shaft cover support has a radially extending region that is offset from the inlet and outlet that enables the shaft cover support to surround the transition, thereby reducing the overall length of this section of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Charron, Daniel Pierce
  • Publication number: 20130098065
    Abstract: A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring cooling manifold. Furthermore, the shaft cover support may include a cooling shield supply extending from the cooling fluid chamber between the radially outward inlet and the radially inward outlet on the radially extending region and in fluid communication with the cooling fluid chamber for providing cooling fluids to a transition section. The shaft cover support may also provide additional stiffness and reduce interference of the flow from the compressor. In addition, the shaft cover support accommodates a transition section extending between compressor and turbine sections of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: RICHARD CHARRON, Daniel Pierce
  • Publication number: 20100228770
    Abstract: Preserving context and providing suggestions for genealogy searching. A method includes storing in a storage medium previous user interaction with a genealogical research system from a previous genealogical research session. Initiation of a new genealogical research session is detected. In response to the new research session and based on the previous user interaction with the research system, the system provides suggestions for continuing genealogical research.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Charles Douglas Knutson, Jonathan Leo Krein, Daniel Zappala, Daniel Pierce Delorey
  • Patent number: 7593649
    Abstract: Method and system for processing a modulated WIR input signal. A digital device includes an input receiving circuit. This circuit receives the modulated WIR input signal and detects a modulation carrier pulse burst in the WIR input signal and generates a valid pulse signal. A pulse generating circuit is operatively coupled to the input receiving circuit and generates a pulse signal of a specific duration based in part on the pulse burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Digital Networks North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Talatinian, Daniel Pierce