Patents by Inventor David A. Beyer

David A. Beyer 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: 10516660
    Abstract: A communication device having a controller transmits to a communication system a PKI certificate. Encrypted communications may commence responsive to receiving a public key. The communication system can have a plurality of network elements that integrate operations of a circuit-switched communication network and a packet-switched communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Loraine Beyer, David Feng-Lin Chen, Peter Israel Rosencrantz, Tho Tran
  • Publication number: 20190364687
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described that enable the recovery of stranded power in a data center. For example, a power distribution system for recovering stranded power in a data center includes a first power distribution unit (PDU), a first busway segment that is operable to electrically connect the first PDU to a first set of server racks in a first row of server racks, a second busway segment that is operable to electrically connect the first PDU to a second set of server racks in a second row of server racks, a second PDU, a third busway segment that is operable to electrically connect the second PDU to a third set of server racks in a third row of server racks, and a fourth busway segment that is operable to electrically connect the second PDU to a fourth set of server racks in the second row of server racks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan W. Gilges, Keith A. Krueger, Robert G. Allison, Jayanthi Lakshmanan, Glen Robert Beyer, Yidian Sun, Scott T. Seaton, Daniel David Woodman
  • Patent number: 10097500
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to deliver to a community of users an email with a widget including a graphical user interface that solicits input. Solicited input is collected from the community of users via the widget. The email is revised to dynamically display at least a portion of the solicited input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Groupery, Inc.
    Inventors: David Beyer, Thane Frivold, Darren Lancaster
  • Patent number: 9981861
    Abstract: Herein are described compositions useful in the purification of hydrocarbon-contaminated liquids (e.g., oil-contaminated water), methods of their manufacture, and methods of their use. In one instance, the composition can include a porous agricultural substrate selected from the group consisting of walnut shell, pecan shell, apricot pit, peach pit, corn cob, and a mixture thereof; the porous agricultural substrate having an external surface and pores, wherein the external surface is hydrophilic; and an organo-amine carried within the pores of the porous agricultural substrate. These compositions are utilized as regenerable filter media in place of, for example, ground walnut media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Polymer Ventures Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Fabri, David Beyer
  • Publication number: 20180044203
    Abstract: Herein are described compositions useful in the purification of hydrocarbon-contaminated liquids (e.g., oil-contaminated water), methods of their manufacture, and methods of their use. In one instance, the composition can include a porous agricultural substrate selected from the group consisting of walnut shell, pecan shell, apricot pit, peach pit, corn cob, and a mixture thereof; the porous agricultural substrate having an external surface and pores, wherein the external surface is hydrophilic; and an organo-amine carried within the pores of the porous agricultural substrate. These compositions are utilized as regenerable filter media in place of, for example, ground walnut media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Polymer Ventures Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Fabri, David Beyer
  • Patent number: 9630820
    Abstract: An automatic lift stand and case. The automatic lift stand and case includes a body having an opening and containing a platform. A latch mechanism is configured to maintain the platform in a lower position within the body. One or more resilient stored force devices are configured to move the platform from the lower position towards the opening of the body when the latch mechanism is released. One or more springs are pivotably coupled to the body and the platform, the length of each spring is substantially parallel to the platform when the platform is in the lower position and pivots to lift the platform as the platform is lifted towards the opening of the body by the one or more resilient stored force devices. Each spring is configured to lift the platform to a higher position when the resilient stored force devices pull the platform towards the opening of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Beyer, David Beyer
  • Publication number: 20170034105
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to deliver to a community of users an email with a widget including a graphical user interface that solicits input. Solicited input is collected from the community of users via the widget. The email is revised to dynamically display at least a portion of the solicited input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: David Beyer, Thane Frivold, Darren Lancaster
  • Patent number: 9471899
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to deliver to a community of users an email with a widget including a graphical user interface that solicits input. Solicited input is collected from the community of users via the widget. The email is revised to dynamically display at least a portion of the solicited input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Groupery, Inc.
    Inventors: David Beyer, Thane Frivold, Darren Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20150336780
    Abstract: An automatic lift stand and case. The automatic lift stand and case includes a body having an opening and containing a platform. A latch mechanism is configured to maintain the platform in a lower position within the body. One or more resilient stored force devices are configured to move the platform from the lower position towards the opening of the body when the latch mechanism is released. One or more springs are pivotably coupled to the body and the platform, the length of each spring is substantially parallel to the platform when the platform is in the lower position and pivots to lift the platform as the platform is lifted towards the opening of the body by the one or more resilient stored force devices. Each spring is configured to lift the platform to a higher position when the resilient stored force devices pull the platform towards the opening of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Beyer, David Beyer
  • Patent number: 8881421
    Abstract: A dipstick assembly includes a lock system. A cap has a blade, cable or extension for measuring fluid levels. The locking system has the ability to limit the assembly of a locking dipstick to one radial position. The cap has an engagement end. A cup has a receiving end. The engagement end of the cap is removably sealably disposable in the receiving end of the cup. The lock system may include a pair of slots on the cap and a pair of lugs on the cup, and a tab on the cap and a shoulder/recess on the cup that cooperate to limit the system to one way assembly. The tab and recess also provide a visible lock indicator to confirm that the slots and lugs, which are not visible, are fully engaged and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Center Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramnath Kaushik Krishnamurthy, Ernest Scott Haigler, Barry N. Skelton, Jeffery Donald Skwor, Andrew David Beyer
  • Publication number: 20130305552
    Abstract: A dipstick assembly includes a lock system. A cap has a blade, cable or extension for measuring fluid levels. The locking system has the ability to limit the assembly of a locking dipstick to one radial position. The cap has an engagement end. A cup has a receiving end. The engagement end of the cap is removably sealably disposable in the receiving end of the cup. The lock system may include a pair of slots on the cap and a pair of lugs on the cup, and a tab on the cap and a shoulder/recess on the cup that cooperate to limit the system to one way assembly. The tab and recess also provide a visible lock indicator to confirm that the slots and lugs, which are not visible, are fully engaged and locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Center Manufacturing
    Inventors: Ramnath Kaushik Krishnamurthy, Ernest Scott Haigler, Barry N. Skelton, Jeffery Donald Skwor, Andrew David Beyer
  • Publication number: 20110252103
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to deliver to a community of users an email with a widget including a graphical user interface that solicits input. Solicited input is collected from the community of users via the widget. The email is revised to dynamically display at least a portion of the solicited input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: THE GROUPERY, INC.
    Inventors: David Beyer, Thane Frivold, Darren Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20110063426
    Abstract: A vision system for inspecting an object includes a vision tunnel having a housing with a plurality of panels to define a cavity therebetween. A lighting zone is disposed adjacent the housing, the lighting zone including a light source and a light shield which cooperate to illuminate the object disposed in the lighting zone, while blocking at least a portion of an ambient light. A sensor is disposed in the cavity of the housing to scan the object disposed in the lighting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Brad Dingle, Brian Micciche, Bill Duncan, Bill Hynak, David Daniel, David Beyer, Ben Gasparin
  • Publication number: 20100108554
    Abstract: Disposable absorbent articles product designs tailored to the differing needs and preferences of males and females are disclosed. In particular embodiments, an array of gender-specific, disposable, absorbent articles comprises a package of first disposable absorbent articles, the package bearing indicia indicating that the articles therein are adapted to be worn by females, and a package of second disposable absorbent articles, the package bearing indicia indicating that the articles therein are adapted to be worn by males. The first disposable absorbent articles differ from the corresponding second disposable absorbent articles in any of a variety of aspects to customize the products for each gender. In certain embodiments, the array includes one product adapted for use by one gender, and a unisex product adapted for use by either gender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Shannon Kathleen Melius, Amanda Jean Simon, Marie Elizabeth Luna, James R. Schermerhorn, Marcille Faye Ruman, Wayne David Beyer, Todd William Wilkes, Katherine C. Wheeler, Patsy A. Krautkramer
  • Publication number: 20080052203
    Abstract: An online environment for creating community networks using a hierarchical architecture to create groups in a given community network where users can organize and manage activities, communications, and payments, and develop links to other groups, and develop mutually-beneficial relationships with merchants in the local or group-related communities is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: David Beyer, Darren Lancaster
  • Publication number: 20070127528
    Abstract: Apparatus, and associated method, by which to synchronize nodes in a wireless mesh network, such as a fixed broadband network or a moving ad-hoc mesh network. Time stamps are added to data packets at a reference node defined pursuant to a pseudo hierarchy. The data packets are communicated by the reference node to a receiving node. The time stamp information is extracted therefrom, to provide an indication of a time reference value from which the time stamp information is formed. Registers are maintained at the nodes with updated values of the timing information, used in time synchronization between the nodes of the mesh network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: David Beyer, Jori Arrakoski, Mika Kasslin
  • Patent number: 7184413
    Abstract: A communication protocol that provides link-level and media access control (MAC) level functions for wireless (e.g., ad-hoc) networks and is robust to mobility or other dynamics, and for scaling to dense networks. In a mobile or otherwise dynamic network, any control-packet collisions will be only temporary and fair. In a dense network, the network performance degrades gracefully, ensuring that only a certain percentage of the common channel is consumed with control packets. The integrated protocol allows packets (e.g., data scheduling control packets) to be scheduled in a collision-free and predictable manner (known to all neighbors), multicast packets can be reliably scheduled, as well as streams of delay- or delay-jitter-sensitive traffic. Further, using an optional network code, the scheduling of control packets can appear to observers to be randomized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Beyer, J. Joaquin Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Chane L. Fullmer
  • Patent number: 7180915
    Abstract: Apparatus, and associated method, by which to synchronize nodes in a wireless mesh network, such as a fixed broadband network or a moving ad-hoc mesh network. Time stamps are added to data packets at a reference node defined pursuant to a pseudo hierarchy. The data packets are communicated by the reference node to a receiving node. The time stamp information is extracted therefrom, to provide an indication of a time reference value from which the time stamp information is formed. Registers are maintained at the nodes with updated values of the timing information, used in time synchronization between the nodes of the mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Beyer, Jori Arrakoski, Mika Kasslin
  • Patent number: 7159035
    Abstract: Routing table update messages that include both network-level and link-level addresses of nodes of a computer network are exchanged among the nodes of the computer network. Further, a routing table maintained by a first one of the nodes of the computer network may be updated in response to receiving one or more of the update messages. The routing table is preferably updated by selecting a next node to a destination node of the computer network only if every intermediate node in a path from the next node to the destination node satisfies a set of nodal conditions required by the first node for its path to the destination node and the next node offers the shortest distance to the destination node and to every intermediate node along the path from the next node to the destination node. The shortest distance to the destination node may be determined according to one or more link-state and/or node-state metrics regarding communication links and nodes along the path to the destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: J Joaquin Garcia-Luna-Aceves, David A. Beyer, Thane J. Frivold
  • Publication number: 20060104301
    Abstract: A communication protocol that provides link-level and media access control (MAC) level functions for wireless (e.g., ad-hoc) networks and is robust to mobility or other dynamics, and for scaling to dense networks. In a mobile or otherwise dynamic network, any control-packet collisions will be only temporary and fair. In a dense network, the network performance degrades gracefully, ensuring that only a certain percentage of the common channel is consumed with control packets. The integrated protocol allows packets (e.g., data scheduling control packets) to be scheduled in a collision-free and predictable manner (known to all neighbors), multicast packets can be reliably scheduled, as well as streams of delay- or delay-jitter-sensitive traffic. Further, using an optional network code, the scheduling of control packets can appear to observers to be randomized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: DAVID A. BEYER, J. JOAQUIN GARCIA-LUNA-ACEVES, CHANE L. FULLMER
  • Patent number: 4949820
    Abstract: A vehicle creep control system which has: a speed transducer arrangement coupled to the vehicle's speedometer cable or the like, which provides an active output whenever the vehicle stops; an accelerator switch connected to the accelerator pedal, which has an active output whenever the driver's foot depresses the accelerator pedal; a latching circuit with a set input connected to the speed transducer arrangement and a clear input connected to the accelerator switch; a first delay circuit connected to the output of the latching circuit, such that when the latching circuit is set due to the vehicle slowing down to the given low speed value, a first set signal is connected to the delay circuit, which in turn produces a delayed output, after a given first delay time, so that the brakes are actuated and hold the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: William G. Fontaine
    Inventors: William G. Fontaine, Vernon D. Beard