Patents by Inventor Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson 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: 20240107229
    Abstract: A smart speaker power controller may be configured to receive power conforming to one of a plurality of power modes from an input power source. The power controller may be further configured to communicate the power mode to at least one component of a processing system or at least one component of an audio system for operating the smart speaker according to the received power mode, including determining a current limit of a power converter; determining a shutdown voltage threshold and safely shutting down the smart speaker if the input voltage falls below the threshold, and/or modifying audio operation of the smart speaker in response to the power mode. The smart speaker can further include an audio power supply controller configured to monitor energy required to reproduce an audio signal and to servo a power supply voltage provided to an audio amplifier in response to this energy level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Zhigang Dang, Daniel Naito, Evan Thompson, Peter Poon, Manasi Lagare, Michael Nussbaum, David Sumberg
  • Patent number: 11942386
    Abstract: In examples, a semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor package including a mold compound covering a semiconductor die. The semiconductor package has a surface and a cavity formed in the surface. The semiconductor device comprises an electronic device positioned within the cavity, the electronic device coupled to the semiconductor die via a conductive terminal extending through the mold compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Manack, Patrick Francis Thompson, Qiao Chen
  • Patent number: 11934262
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for remote object store error handling. A storage system may store data within one or more tiers of storage, such as a local storage tier (e.g., solid state storage and disks maintained by the storage system), a remote object store (e.g., storage provided by a third party storage provider), and/or other storage tiers. Because the remote object store may not provide the same data consistency and guarantees that the storage system provides for clients such as through the local storage tier, additional validation is provided by the storage system for the remote object store. For example, when data is put into an object of the remote object store, a verification get operation is performed to read and validate information within a header of the object. Other verifications and checks are performed such as using a locally stored metafile to detect corrupt or lost metadata and/or objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Ananthan Subramanian, Ganga Bhavani Kondapalli, Cheryl Marie Thompson, Kevin Daniel Varghese, Anil Paul Thoppil, Qinghua Zheng
  • Publication number: 20240089723
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example: determining whether a Subscriber Identify Module (SIM) profile that supports communication via Citizen Band Radio Spectrum (CBRS) is present on a device, resulting in a determination; responsive to the determination being that the SIM profile that supports the communication via the CBRS is present on the device, providing to a user via an interface an element that permits the user to select enabling of communication via the CBRS, disabling of communication via the CBRS, or any combination thereof; receiving from the interface a selection by the user, wherein the selection indicates either an instruction by the user to enable the communication via the CBRS, or an instruction by the user to disable the communication via the CBRS; and responsive to the selection: enabling the communication via the CBRS in a first case that the selection indicates the instruction by the user to enable the communication via the CBRS; or disabling the communication via the
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Applicants: AT& T Intellectual Property I,L.P., AT& T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Thor, Howard Lang, Daniel Powell, Jinhong No, David Mansisidor, Jasminka Dizdarevic, Joseph Soryal, Nicholas Thompson, Shah Mohammad Murshedul Arefin
  • Publication number: 20240087354
    Abstract: An improvement is provided for routine law enforcement stops by making it safer for police officers and pedestrians. Implementation of smart technology into the industry wide standard use of physical interactions between police officers and pedestrians, a streamed lined method and process will yield optimal results as a safer method and system in executing such a tactic. Utilizing technology i.e. algorithms and databases, servers, and cloud-based infrastructures with application processing interfaces (API's) communicating in this ecosystem, creating a synergy while transferring specific data; will replace the current process of a routine traffic stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventor: Daniel Thompson
  • Publication number: 20240084235
    Abstract: An organomimetic device includes a microfluidic device that can be used to culture cells in its microfluidic channels. The organomimetic device can be part of dynamic system that can apply mechanical forces to the cells by modulating the microfluidic device and the flow of fluid through the microfluidic channels. The membrane in the organomimetic device can be modulated mechanically via pneumatic means and/or mechanical means. The organomimetic device can be manufactured by the fabrication of individual components separately, for example, as individual layers that can be subsequently laminated together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Jose Fernandez-Alcon, Norman Wen, Richard Novak, Donald E. Ingber, Geraldine A. Hamilton, Christopher Hinojosa, Karel Domansky, Daniel Levner, Guy Thompson, II, Kambez Hajipouran Benam, Remi Villenave, Thomas Umundum, Alfred Paris, Georg Bauer
  • Publication number: 20230417941
    Abstract: System, method, and apparatus for classifying fracture quantity and quality of fracturing operation activities during hydraulic fracturing operations, the system comprising: a sensor coupled to a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well and configured to convert acoustic vibrations in fracking fluid in the fracking wellhead into an electrical signal; a memory configured to store the electrical signal; a converter configured to access the electrical signal from the memory and convert the electrical signal in a window of time into a current frequency domain spectrum; a machine-learning system configured to classify the current frequency domain spectrum, the machine-learning system having been trained on previous frequency domain spectra measured during previous hydraulic fracturing operations and previously classified by the machine-learning system; and a user interface configured to return a classification of the current frequency domain spectrum to an operator of the fracking wellhead
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Publication number: 20230401883
    Abstract: An improvement is provided for routine law enforcement stops by making it safer for police officers and pedestrians. Implementation of smart technology into the industry wide standard use of physical interactions between police officers and pedestrians, a streamed lined method and process will yield optimal results as a safer method and system in executing such a tactic. Utilizing technology i.e. algorithms and databases, servers, and cloud-based infrastructures with application processing interfaces (API's) communicating in this ecosystem, creating a synergy while transferring specific data; will replace the current process of a routine traffic stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Thompson
  • Publication number: 20230383942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool for generating steam and combustion gases for. The tool is configured to enhance the longevity of its ignitor. The tool may have the ignitor recessed in but open to a wall of the tool's combustion chamber, to thereby protect the ignitor from flame impingement during use. The tool may alternately or in addition have passageways for inputs of air, fuel and/or water extending alongside and annularly around the ignitor, to thereby act to cool the ignitor during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Kay, Adrien Desmarais, Farrell Baird, Daniel Thompson, Wesley Sopko, Kevin Wiebe, Bradley Dary
  • Publication number: 20230350091
    Abstract: This disclosure presents systems, methods, and apparatus for determining cluster efficiency during hydraulic fracturing, the method comprising: measuring acoustic vibrations in fracking fluid in a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well; converting the acoustic vibrations into an electrical signal in a time domain; recording the electrical signal to memory; analyzing the electrical signal in the time domain for a window of time and identifying two amplitude peaks corresponding to a fracture initiation; measuring a time between the two amplitude peaks; dividing the time by two to give a result; multiplying the result by a speed of sound in the fracking fluid to give a distance between the fracture initiation and a plug at an end of a current fracking stage of the well; and returning a location of the fracture initiation to an operator based on the distance between the fracture initiation and the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Publication number: 20230325793
    Abstract: A custom cryptographic token and smart contract that is configured to exist in one of two groups and is issued by the same bank or depository institution that also collects corresponding fiat currency deposits. The two groups are a circulation group and a non-circulation group. The non-circulation group is not associated with any given user, but rather an issuing entity. Custom cryptographic tokens residing in the circulation group are associated with a user and are traded according to smart contract protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Caitlin Frances LONG, Bryan Allen BISHOP, Zev Naftali SHIMKO, Britney Dawn REDDY, Charles Daniel THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 11776293
    Abstract: An improvement is provided for routine law enforcement stops by making it safer for police officers and pedestrians. Implementation of smart technology into the industry wide standard use of physical interactions between police officers and pedestrians, a streamed lined method and process will yield optimal results as a safer method and system in executing such a tactic. Utilizing technology i.e. algorithms and databases, servers, and cloud-based infrastructures with application processing interfaces (api's) communicating in this ecosystem, creating a synergy while transferring specific data; will replace the current process of a routine traffic stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Thompson
  • Patent number: 11768305
    Abstract: System, method, and apparatus for classifying fracture quantity and quality of fracturing operation activities during hydraulic fracturing operations, the system comprising: a sensor coupled to a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well and configured to convert acoustic vibrations in fracking fluid in the fracking wellhead into an electrical signal; a memory configured to store the electrical signal; a converter configured to access the electrical signal from the memory and convert the electrical signal in a window of time into a current frequency domain spectrum; a machine-learning system configured to classify the current frequency domain spectrum, the machine-learning system having been trained on previous frequency domain spectra measured during previous hydraulic fracturing operations and previously classified by the machine-learning system; and a user interface configured to return a classification of the current frequency domain spectrum to an operator of the fracking wellhead
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Origin Rose LLC
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Patent number: 11740377
    Abstract: This disclosure presents systems, methods, and apparatus for determining cluster efficiency during hydraulic fracturing, the method comprising: measuring acoustic vibrations in fracking fluid in a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well; converting the acoustic vibrations into an electrical signal in a time domain; recording the electrical signal to memory; analyzing the electrical signal in the time domain for a window of time and identifying two amplitude peaks corresponding to a fracture initiation; measuring a time between the two amplitude peaks; dividing the time by two to give a result; multiplying the result by a speed of sound in the fracking fluid to give a distance between the fracture initiation and a plug at an end of a current fracking stage of the well; and returning a location of the fracture initiation to an operator based on the distance between the fracture initiation and the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Origin Rose LLC
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Publication number: 20230228897
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatuses for preventing wireline sticking during hydraulic fracturing operations, the system comprising: a sensor coupled to a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well and configured to convert acoustic vibrations measured in fracking fluid in the wellhead, fluid line, or standpipe into an electrical signal in a time domain; a memory configured to store the electrical signal; a converter configured to access the electrical signal from the memory and convert the time domain electrical signal into a frequency domain spectrum; a machine-learning system configured to classify the current frequency domain spectrum as associated with increasing wireline friction, the machine-learning system trained on previous frequency domain spectra measured during previous wireline operations and previously classified by the machine-learning system; and a user interface configured to return an indication of the increasing wireline friction to an operator
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Patent number: 11704952
    Abstract: A method for operating an adaptive gateline may include detecting a patron approaching a gateline. The method may include determining whether the gateline should be operated in a standard mode or in a modified mode based at least in part on data from one or more sensors. The method may include operating the gateline in the standard mode or in the modified mode based on the determination. In the modified mode a barrier of the gateline operates to provide one or both of extra time or additional space for the patron to pass through the gateline relative to the standard mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Tom Vilhelmsen, Thomas Barrack, Daniel Thompson, Steffen Reymann
  • Publication number: 20230025091
    Abstract: This disclosure presents systems, methods, and apparatus for determining cluster efficiency during hydraulic fracturing, the method comprising: measuring acoustic vibrations in fracking fluid in a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well; converting the acoustic vibrations into an electrical signal in a time domain; recording the electrical signal to memory; analyzing the electrical signal in the time domain for a window of time and identifying two amplitude peaks corresponding to a fracture initiation; measuring a time between the two amplitude peaks; dividing the time by two to give a result; multiplying the result by a speed of sound in the fracking fluid to give a distance between the fracture initiation and a plug at an end of a current fracking stage of the well; and returning a location of the fracture initiation to an operator based on the distance between the fracture initiation and the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Publication number: 20220381934
    Abstract: This disclosure presents a system, method, and apparatus for classifying fracture quantity and quality of fracturing operation activities during hydraulic fracturing operations, the system comprising: a sensor coupled to a fracking wellhead, circulating fluid line, or standpipe of a well and configured to convert acoustic vibrations infracking fluid in the fracking wellhead into an electrical signal; a memory configured to store the electrical signal; a converter configured to access the electrical signal from the memory and convert the electrical signal in a window of time into a current frequency domain spectrum; a machine-learning system configured to classify the current frequency domain spectrum, the machine-learning system having been trained on previous frequency domain spectra measured during previous hydraulic fracturing operations and previously classified by the machine-learning system; and a user interface configured to return a classification of the current frequency domain spectrum to an operato
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Reid Daniel Thompson, Jeffrey Neal Rose, Jonathan Swanson Rose
  • Publication number: 20220275715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steam generator tool configured to receive a supply of fuel, oxidant, water and power/control, and therefrom, to combust the fuel and generate steam from the water. The tool can be used downhole or on surface. The tool includes a tool coupling component configured to receive inputs of water, fuel, oxidant and power/control; a flow diversion component coupled to the coupling component and which directs the inputs into the tool; and an ignition component configured to ignite the fuel to produce a flame. Tool further includes a combustion chamber configured to accommodate the flame; and a plurality of water nozzle on the external surface of the tool configured to eject water onto the outer surface of the combustion chamber, the water being converted to steam during operation of the tool. The tool coupling component forms a first, which may be considered the upper end of the steam generator tool and the combustion chamber is at the second, opposite end of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Thompson, Brian Kay, Wesley Sopko, Kevin Wiebe, Adrien Desmarais, Bradley Dary
  • Publication number: 20220270389
    Abstract: An improvement is provided for routine law enforcement stops by making it safer for police officers and pedestrians. Implementation of smart technology into the industry wide standard use of physical interactions between police officers and pedestrians, a streamed lined method and process will yield optimal results as a safer method and system in executing such a tactic. Utilizing technology i.e. algorithms and databases, servers, and cloud-based infrastructures with application processing interfaces (api's) communicating in this ecosystem, creating a synergy while transferring specific data; will replace the current process of a routine traffic stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Thompson