Patents by Inventor Daniel R. Clark

Daniel R. Clark 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: 10735905
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20190383737
    Abstract: Instrument control and data acquisition in advanced analytic systems that utilize optical pulses for sample analysis are described. Clocking signals for data acquisition, data processing, communication, and/or other data handling functionalities can be derived from an on-board pulsed optical source, such as a passively mode-locked laser. The derived clocking signals can operate in combination with one or more clocking signals from a stable oscillator, so that instrument operation and data handling can tolerate interruptions in operation of the pulsed optical source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Quantum-Si Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Rothberg, Benjamin Cipriany, Faisal R. Ahmad, Joseph D. Clark, Daniel B. Frier, Michael Ferrigno, Mel Davey, Tom Thurston, Brett J. Gyarfas, Todd Rearick, Jeremy Christopher Jordan
  • Publication number: 20190349378
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for controlling wireless access to the operations of communicative electric motors. An electronic processing element receives an authentication request from a remote access device via a wireless transceiver, approves the authentication request, including determining an associated access level from among a hierarchy of access levels, and grants access to a motor controller to perform actions allowed by the associated access level. Approving the request may be based on receiving a valid password, which may be calculated on the remote access device by a computer program using an electronic key, or by receiving information from an authentication hardware component associated with the device. The various access levels may allow for shutting off, read-only monitoring (of, e.g., temperature, vibration), controlling (e.g., speed), and programming (e.g., tap settings) operation of the motor, and controlling the authentication process (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Donald R. Mertens, Prakash B. Shahi, Bret S. Clark, Hector M. Hernandez, Daniel Bugger
  • Patent number: 10352184
    Abstract: A seal assembly includes a blade outer air seal, a downstream vane, and a pressure wall, according to various embodiments. The blade outer air seal may include a radially outer surface and the downstream vane may be coupled to the blade outer air seal via a fluid sealing engagement. The pressure wall may be coupled to the blade outer air seal and may define a metering orifice. In various embodiments, the metering orifice of the pressure wall is configured to meter air flow from a first plenum upstream of the pressure wall to a second plenum downstream of the pressure wall. In various embodiments, at least a preponderance of the radially outer surface of the blade outer air seal at least partially defines the first plenum and the fluid sealing engagement at least partially defines the second plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose R. Paulino, Ken F. Blaney, Terence P. Tyler, Jr., Daniel S. Rogers, Anthony B. Swift, Thomas E. Clark
  • Patent number: 10306847
    Abstract: A plant growing system configured for high density crop growth and yield, including an environmentally-controlled growing chamber and a vertical growth column within, the column configured to support a hydroponic plant growth module which is configured for containing and supporting plant growth media for containing and supporting a root structure of at least one gravitropic crop plant growing therein and for detachably mounting to the vertical growth column, the hydroponic plant growth module including a lateral growth opening to allow the plant to grow laterally through toward a light emitting source, a nutrient supply system to direct aqueous crop nutrient solution through an upper opening of the hydroponic plant growth module, an airflow source to direct airflow away from the growth opening and through an under-canopy of the plant, so as to disturb the boundary layer, and a control system for regulating, at least one growing condition in an area in or adjacent to the under-canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MJNN, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Whitcher, Jack Oslan, Nate Mazonson, Nathaniel R. Storey, Daniel Cook, Philip E. Beatty, Matthew Barnard, Christopher K. Conway, Ernest Learn, Michael Duffy, Russell Varone, Russell Field, William R. George, Rob Jensen, Benjamin J. Clark, Jaremy Creechley, Matteo Melani
  • Publication number: 20190158994
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content are disclosed herein. An example method includes: detecting, via the touch-sensitive display, a search activation gesture from a user of the electronic device. The method also includes: in response to detecting only the search activation gesture, displaying a search interface on substantially all of the touch-sensitive display, the search interface including: (i) a search entry portion; and (ii) a predictions portion with one or more user interface objects each associated with a respective locally-installed application. Each respective locally-installed application is selected from among a plurality of locally-installed applications for inclusion in the predictions portion based on an application usage history associated with the user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20190141494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20100242506
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus having an evaporator fan motor control includes an evaporator to remove heat energy from the air in a cooled storage space. The evaporator transfers the heat energy to a refrigerant. At least one evaporator fan moves air from the cooled storage space across the evaporator to improve the transfer of heat energy into the refrigerant. The one or more evaporator fans have an energy consumption and generate a waste heat energy. A refrigeration control unit at least controls the operation of the one or more evaporator fans. During an off mode, the one or more evaporator fans are operated in a reduced energy consumption mode to reduce the energy consumption of the one or more evaporator fans and to reduce the waste heat while still defrosting the evaporator in the off mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL NOLIN COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Eugene Duane Daddis, JR., Mark A. Daniels, Daniel R. Clark, Jack L. Esformes
  • Patent number: 6392322
    Abstract: An explosion-proof actuator assembly includes an explosion-proof housing, a motor, motor control electronics, and an actuator. The housing has at least one inner cavity and at least one exit path comprising an explosion-proof flame path. The motor is disposed within the housing. The motor control electronics communicate with the motor and are disposed within the housing. The actuator is carried by the housing, communicates with the motor, and is configured for movement relative to the housing responsive to actuation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Precision Engine Controls Corporation
    Inventors: E. Joseph Mares, Ronald Zawistowski, Daniel R. Clark
  • Patent number: 5435146
    Abstract: A method for determining the relative humidity of the air entering the cooling heat exchanger of an air conditioning system as well as an apparatus for implementing the method. The cooling capacity of the system is varied and, if occurring, the transition between a condition where moisture is condensing in the heat exchanger and a condition where moisture is not condensing in the heat exchanger. At this transition, the temperatures of the exiting air and the entering air are measured. From the measured exiting air temperature, state point of the saturated exiting air can be determined. From the exiting air state point and the entering air state point, the entering air relative humidity can be determined. If no condensation occurs even at maximum cooling capacity, the maximum that the relative humidity of the entering air can be determined. If condensation continues even at minimum cooling capacity, the minimum that the relative humidity of the entering air can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel R. Clark
  • Patent number: 5112217
    Abstract: In a heating appliance employing a radiant burner, a method and apparatus for setting the ratio of gaseous fuel to air supplied to the burner to a desired value. With the gaseous fuel flow rate held constant, the air flow rate is controlled to maintain the fuel-to-air ratio at the desired value. The invention uses a sensor that measures the intensity of radiation emitted by the burner. A control device compares the measured intensity to a reference intensity and regulates the air flow rate such that the measured intensity is equal to the reference intensity. The burner emits radiation equal to the reference radiation intensity when it is burning a combustible gas supply containing the desired fuel-to-air ratio, so that by regulating the air flow rate to cause the burner to emit the reference radiant intensity, the fuel-to-air ratio will be at the desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Chester D. Ripka, Daniel R. Clark
  • Patent number: 5037291
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to optimize the proportion of gaseous fuel and air supplied to a radiant burner employed in a heating appliance. With the flow rate of the gaseous fuel supply held constant, the flow rate of the air supply is adjusted to change the relative proportion of air and fuel in the mixture to attain an optimum value for burner combustion, i.e. a value where the proportion of air is slightly greater than the stoichiometric ratio. The invention employs a sensor to measure the intensity of the radiation emitted by the burner while the air supply to the burner is varied. From the measurements obtained, control parameters are derived which are then applied to set the air supply flow rate to a level that results in the optimum proportion of air and fuel in the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel R. Clark
  • Patent number: 4952492
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modulating the surface area of a radiant infrared burner over which combustion occurs as a function of burner heat output rate. This modulation serves to maintain the heat flux density on the surface of the burner at or near an optimum value over a range of heat output rates. The modulation is effected by means of a piston disposed in the internal cavity of a burner which blocks the passage of combustible gas to areas of the burner downstream of the piston from the gas inlet to the burner. The piston is displaced further downstream with increased gas flow rate resulting in combustion occuring over an increased area of the burner surface as burner heat output rate is increased. In its simplest embodiment, the invention comprises a burner oriented vertically with the combustible gas entering the bottom of the burner and a free piston which floats on the incoming gas stream at a level within the burner which is proportional to the gas flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel R. Clark, Ian M. Shapiro, David A. Lindstrand