Patents by Inventor David A. Lee

David A. Lee 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: 10993594
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for cleaning a surface with a cleaning device having a body with a handle, a connector, and one or more cleaning heads that are removably attached to the cleaning device. Each cleaning head include a lower surface arranged to contact a surface to be cleaned and a dirt collection chamber permanently attached to the cleaning head. The cleaning head may include a support structure to support the dirt collection chamber and a cleaning sheet. The cleaning head also may include a suction nozzle. At least a portion of the dirt collection chamber may be made of a filter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Emrys James, Michael James Douglas, David Stephen Clare, Chris Pinches, Nicholas James Sardar, Hugh James Croggon, Damian Lee
  • Patent number: 10999792
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for providing a hybrid low power, high bandwidth media transport protocol between media sinks and media sources by splitting control and synchronization commands to a low power communication interface, and media data to a high bandwidth unidirectional communication interface. Media sinks need not transmit via the high bandwidth unidirectional communication interface, reducing power consumption, which may be particularly beneficial for small devices with limited battery capacity such as wireless earbuds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: David Lee Recker, Brandon B. Bae, Hea Joung Kim, Mark Gonikberg, Shawn Ding
  • Patent number: 10993595
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for cleaning a surface with a cleaning device having a body with a handle, a connector, and one or more cleaning heads that are removably attached to the cleaning device. Each cleaning head include a lower surface arranged to contact a surface to be cleaned and a dirt collection chamber permanently attached to the cleaning head. The cleaning head may include a support structure to support the dirt collection chamber and a cleaning sheet. The cleaning head also may include a suction nozzle. At least a portion of the dirt collection chamber may be made of a filter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Emrys James, Michael James Douglas, David Stephen Clare, Chris Pinches, Nicholas James Sardar, Hugh James Croggon, Damian Lee
  • Patent number: 10993839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10994305
    Abstract: A sifting device having an upper chamber and a lower chamber. An upper chamber offset opening is disposed on the end wall of the upper chamber and offset from a central axis. A shaft rotates about the central axis of the upper chamber. A blade in the upper chamber and attached with the shaft. The blade is configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. A cone element is disposed on the blade and concentric with the upper chamber. A lower sifting element is disposed within the lower chamber. The shaft attached with the lower sifting element such that the lower sifting element rotates in the lower chamber when the shaft rotates. The upper chamber offset opening is configured to allow powdered substance to move from the upper chamber to the lower chamber so that the blade and lower sifting element can sift powdered substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: David Lee Rahamin
  • Patent number: 10997996
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein provides a method for generating an on-cylinder limit (OCLIM), the method including performing servo certification of a plurality of drives in a storage device to generate servo adaptive parameters (SAPs) by heads, generating a plurality of read adjust parameters (RAPs) by heads for the plurality of drives, generating an interim OCLIM value based on the SAPs by heads and RAPs by zones, and operating a disc drive write element using the interim OCLIM value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Phan Linh Nguyen, Chi Sern Georgie Tan, Qiang Bi, Joshua W. Christensen, Song Wee Teo, Wei Chen Lau, Heather Lee Mallett, Renee Depew, David Allan Thorsvik, Tze Pin Chin, Jose Mari Toribio
  • Publication number: 20210125818
    Abstract: A method of introducing and ejecting ions from an ion entry/exit device (4) is disclosed. The ion entry/exit device (4) has at least two arrays of electrodes (20,22). The device is operated in a first mode wherein DC potentials are successively applied to successive electrodes of at least one of the electrode arrays ((20,22) in a first direction such that a potential barrier moves along the at least one array in the first direction and drives ions into and/or out of the device in the first direction. The device is also operated in a second mode, wherein DC potentials are successively applied to successive electrodes of at least one of the electrode arrays (20,22) in a second, different direction such that a potential barrier moves along the array in the second direction and drives ions into and/or out of the device in the second direction. The device provides a single, relatively simple device for manipulating ions in multiple directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Giles, David J. Langridge, Jason Lee Wildgoose
  • Publication number: 20210121462
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds of Formula A, B or C that can inhibit the replication of influenza viruses, reduce the amount of influenza viruses, and/or treat influenza.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Irina C. Jacobson, Sam SK Lee, Michael David Feese
  • Publication number: 20210121608
    Abstract: A new system for negative pressure wound therapy is described. The system includes a patient tube set connecting the wound dressing to the suction container. The patient tube set provides separate channels for applying suction to the wound site and sensing the therapeutic pressure at the wound site. A restrictor valve may also be included in order to introduce a small air leak into the system to prevent occlusions in the patient tube set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: David Malcolm TUMEY, Tianning XU, Alan John MARTIN, Brent Lee BURCHFIELD, Raymond Reade HARPHAM
  • Publication number: 20210122964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to drilling fluid comprising one or more linear internal olefin having from 15 to 18 carbon atoms and containing less than 25% branching based on the total amount of the linear internal olefin and a hydrogenated Fischer-Tropsch derived product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Burnell LEE, David Matthew BROWN, Graham Francis WHALE, Michael James SPENCE, Delina Yvonne-Marie de Souza LYON
  • Publication number: 20210126666
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device includes a frame and an elastomeric shell. The elastomeric shell is received in the frame and has an outer surface, an inner surface opposite the outer surface and configured for receiving the mobile device, and a rim extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. The inner surface forms inner projections each having an inner extremity extending toward an inside of the elastomeric shell and each being configured for contact with the mobile device when arranged in the inner surface. The outer surface forms outer projections defining respective outer projection extremities and forms outer troughs extending between the outer projections and defining outer trough extremities. The outer projections extend toward a frame inner perimeter of the frame such that each of the outer trough extremities is spaced further from the frame than adjacent ones of the outer projection extremities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Yu Tung Ng, Monica Elizabeth Wright, Darrick Del Moral, Bryan Lee Hynecek, David Kroft Mondry, Harlan Seth Dannenberg, Christopher William Ledesma, Ben Walker Hunt
  • Publication number: 20210125337
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein facilitate segmentation of vascular plaque, training a deep learning model to segment vascular plaque, and/or informing clinical decision-making based on segmented vascular plaque. One example embodiment accessing vascular imaging data for a patient, wherein the vascular imaging data comprises a volume of interest; pre-process the vascular imaging data to generate pre-processed vascular imaging data; provide the pre-processed vascular imaging data to a deep learning model trained to segment a lumen and a vascular plaque; and obtain segmented vascular imaging data from the deep learning model, wherein the segmented vascular imaging data comprises a segmented lumen and a segmented vascular plaque in the volume of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: David L. Wilson, Yazan Gharaibeh, David Prabhu, Juhwan Lee, Chaitanya Kolluru
  • Patent number: 10987118
    Abstract: As may be implemented with various aspects of the present disclosure, a mesh structure is coupled to inner and outer frames that operate with struts to apply pressure to the mesh. Such an approach may involve sealing the mesh around an opening, such as around one or more artery openings along an interior wall of vascular tissue (e.g., in an aortic arch). Accordingly, blood flow can be filtered in a manner that is useful for capturing particulates such as those resulting from surgical operations. In various implementations, the mesh, struts and frames are deployed using a catheter and shaft coupled to the frames. Such an approach can be implemented to apply a spring force from the shaft and through the frames for sealing the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Transverse Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Abdolrahim Zandi, Sepehr Fariabi, J. Eric Goslau, David S. Nevrla, Brad Lees
  • Patent number: 10987589
    Abstract: A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a System Tuner for customizing a player's experience. The System Tuner calculates a player skill level for a player. The System Tuner modifies at least one attribute of a second game level based on the player skill level prior to game play of the player in the second game level. The System Tuner detects game play of the player in the second game level. The System Tuner identifies a difference between a current rate of progression of the player and a reference rate of progression. The System Tuner triggers the modified attribute of the second game according to an extent of the difference between the current rate of progression and the reference rate of progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pao Lai, Sora Bai, David Baack, Katherine Lee
  • Patent number: 10987530
    Abstract: A safety assembly provided with an automatic fire extinguisher system includes an engagement member, a blocking member, and an extension member. The engagement member is slidably received within an outlet port of a valve housing. A blocking member having a first blocking member portion and a second blocking member portion is at least partially received within a cavity defined by the valve housing. The extension member extends between the engagement member and the blocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David William Frasure, Doug John Baxendell, Christopher Wilson, Terry Simpson, John Wright Porterfield, Jr., Kevin R. Leitch, Michael Lee Davis
  • Patent number: 10987582
    Abstract: An online game is provided to users via client computing devices. Gameplay metrics are determined for users of the online game based on actions taken by the users in the online game. Secondary games are provided, where the potential awards provided by the secondary games are determined based on the gameplay metrics of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Kabam, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Wei, Kevin Lee, Jay Jodway, David McNeill, Devin Nambiar
  • Patent number: 10988515
    Abstract: This invention relates to elastomeric protein and elastomeric protein production. In particular, the invention is directed to elastomeric protein sequences, including methods and compositions for production of elastomeric protein sequences, such as expression constructs, and host cells, and including compositions generated from the elastomeric protein sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bolt Threads, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Kittleson, Michael Lee, David N. Breslauer, Daniel M. Widmaier
  • Patent number: 10992548
    Abstract: A method and system for remote diagnostic of Quality of Experience (QoE) for a subscriber on a computer network. The method includes: reviewing a plurality of traffic flows associated with a subscriber to determine performance statistics correlated with each of the traffic flows; determining subscriber data related to the subscriber associated with the plurality of traffic flows; analyzing the subscriber data and performance statistics to determine a traffic signature associated with the plurality of traffic flows; retrieving a plurality of known traffic signatures associate with QoE issues; determining whether the traffic signature matches any of the plurality of known traffic signatures; and diagnosing the QoE issue based on the match of the traffic signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kamakshi Sridhar, Mostafa Mohamed Hassan, Ty Sayers, Nick St. Pierre, Alexander Havang, John Hoover, David Amedeo, Matthew Lee Farmer
  • Patent number: 10991213
    Abstract: Various arrangements for assessing an installation of a smart home device are presented. An orientation of the smart home device may be analyzed to determine whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable for one or more features of the smart home device to function properly. An indication of whether the orientation of the smart home device is unsuitable may be output, such as by the smart home device using voice or lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 10992555
    Abstract: Network monitoring views can be recorded, replayed and shared. A monitoring system receives monitoring data, in response to which a monitoring view can be constructed. The monitoring data is maintained in memory or mass storage. One or more monitoring views can later be constructed in response to user preferences, even if those users would not have known to select those particular preferences or construct those particular monitoring views at the time. The monitoring views constructed in response to that monitoring data can be presented to users in a simulation of the problem, as if it were occurring at that time. Users can send particular monitoring views to others, with both the effects that the monitoring view can be preserved as part of a trouble report, and the persons receiving the monitoring view can have useful insight into what problem the user has pointed to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Virtual Instruments Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishor Kakatkar, Roy Nakashima, Rosanna Lee, Jing Liu, Derek Sanders, Rangaswamy Jagannathan, David Messina