Patents by Inventor David Ackerman

David Ackerman 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: 11145004
    Abstract: A network-based synchronization system includes a server executing an electronic tax preparation program. The server is in communication with first and second computing devices through first and second networks. The first computing device utilizes the electronic tax preparation program. The second computing device is a mobile communication device including an image acquisition component and a mobile application executing thereon. The server, and the first and second computing devices are cooperatively operable through the first and second networks to synchronize the electronic tax preparation program and the mobile application based at least in part upon data acquired by the image acquisition component. The server receives the data acquired by the image acquisition component and transmits the data to the first computing device to synchronize the mobile application and the electronic tax preparation program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Varadarajan Sriram, Ashpak Salim Shaikh, Harsimran S. Badwal, Vitaliy Igorevich Lee, Brian Joon Chung, Joshua David Ackerman, Caitlin Elizabeth Flint, Michael Albert Miljour, Karla Julietta Uribe, Carol Ann Howe, Robert E. Bamford
  • Patent number: 10765242
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a body (10) the body including an asymmetric shape corresponding to a flattened product pouch. The body includes a row of teeth (42) extending longitudinally along the bottom of the body. A grip (28) is slidingly engaged with a bottom of the body and is coupled to a squeeze pusher (32) disposed within the interior space of the body. An actuator arm (30) is movably attached to the grip. A drive mechanism is movably attached to the actuator and is engageable with the row of teeth. For dispensing, movement of the actuator causes a corresponding movement of the drive mechanism which causes the grip and squeeze pusher to move relative to the body in a direction from the proximal end to the dispensing end, thus applying pressure to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Hubert Cook, David Ackerman, Steve Schwarz, Edward Jones
  • Publication number: 20200184571
    Abstract: A network-based synchronization system includes a server executing an electronic tax preparation program. The server is in communication with first and second computing devices through first and second networks. The first computing device utilizes the electronic tax preparation program. The second computing device is a mobile communication device including an image acquisition component and a mobile application executing thereon. The server, and the first and second computing devices are cooperatively operable through the first and second networks to synchronize the electronic tax preparation program and the mobile application based at least in part upon data acquired by the image acquisition component. The server receives the data acquired by the image acquisition component and transmits the data to the first computing device to synchronize the mobile application and the electronic tax preparation program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Varadarajan Sriram, Ashpak Salim Shaikh, Harsimran S. Badwal, Vitaliy Igorevich Lee, Brian Joon Chung, Joshua David Ackerman, Caitlin Elizabeth Flint, Michael Albert Miljour, Karla Julietta Uribe, Carol Ann Howe, Robert E. Bamford
  • Patent number: 10515422
    Abstract: A network-based synchronization system includes a server executing an electronic tax preparation program. The server is in communication with first and second computing devices through first and second networks. The first computing device utilizes the electronic tax preparation program. The second computing device is a mobile communication device including an image acquisition component and a mobile application executing thereon. The server, and the first and second computing devices are cooperatively operable through the first and second networks to synchronize the electronic tax preparation program and the mobile application based at least in part upon data acquired by the image acquisition component. The server receives the data acquired by the image acquisition component and transmits the data to the first computing device to synchronize the mobile application and the electronic tax preparation program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Varadarajan Sriram, Ashpak Salim Shaikh, Harsimran S. Badwal, Vitaliy Igorevich Lee, Brian Joon Chung, Joshua David Ackerman, Caitlin Elizabeth Flint, Michael Albert Miljour, Karla Julietta Uribe, Carol Ann Howe, Robert E. Bamford
  • Publication number: 20190246821
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a body (10) the body including an asymmetric shape corresponding to a flattened product pouch. The body includes a row of teeth (42) extending longitudinally along the bottom of the body. A grip (28) is slidingly engaged with a bottom of the body and is coupled to a squeeze pusher (32) disposed within the interior space of the body. An actuator arm (30) is movably attached to the grip. A drive mechanism is movably attached to the actuator and is engageable with the row of teeth. For dispensing, movement of the actuator causes a corresponding movement of the drive mechanism which causes the grip and squeeze pusher to move relative to the body in a direction from the proximal end to the dispensing end, thus applying pressure to the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hubert Cook, David Ackerman, Steve Schwarz, Edward Jones
  • Patent number: 9818570
    Abstract: An indirectly heated cathode (IHC) ion source having improved life is disclosed. The IHC ion source comprises a chamber having a cathode and a repeller on opposite ends of the ion source. Biased electrodes are disposed on one or more sides of the ion source. The bias voltage applied to at least one of the cathode, the repeller and the electrodes, relative to the chamber, is varied over time. In certain embodiments, the voltage applied to the electrodes may begin at an initial positive voltage. Over time, this voltage may be reduced, while still maintaining the target ion beam current. Advantageously, the life of the cathode is improved using this technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Alvarado, Klaus Becker, David Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20170200235
    Abstract: A network-based synchronization system includes a server executing an electronic tax preparation program. The server is in communication with first and second computing devices through first and second networks. The first computing device utilizes the electronic tax preparation program. The second computing device is a mobile communication device including an image acquisition component and a mobile application executing thereon. The server, and the first and second computing devices are cooperatively operable through the first and second networks to synchronize the electronic tax preparation program and the mobile application based at least in part upon data acquired by the image acquisition component. The server receives the data acquired by the image acquisition component and transmits the data to the first computing device to synchronize the mobile application and the electronic tax preparation program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Varadarajan Sriram, Ashpak Salim Shaikh, Harsimran S. Badwal, Vitaliy Igorevich Lee, Brian Joon Chung, Joshua David Ackerman, Caitlin Elizabeth Flint, Michael Albert Miljour, Karla Julietta Uribe, Carol Ann Howe, Robert E. Bamford
  • Publication number: 20170160182
    Abstract: The devices can improve rotational movement substantially without or with significant reduction in mechanical interference. The devices can be configured to independently rotate a module about two substantially aligned perpendicular axes. The devices can include a first motor; a second motor; a first frame, the first motor and the second motor within the first frame, the first motor and the second motor being adjacent; a second frame, the first frame being above the second frame; and a module rotatably disposed to the second frame. The first motor can be configured to cause the module and the second frame to rotate with respect to the first frame about the first axis. The second motor can be configured to cause the module to rotate with respect to the second frame about the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy David Ackerman, Mark Patrick McJunkin, Kai Chieh Chiang
  • Publication number: 20170117113
    Abstract: An indirectly heated cathode (IHC) ion source having improved life is disclosed. The IHC ion source comprises a chamber having a cathode and a repeller on opposite ends of the ion source. Biased electrodes are disposed on one or more sides of the ion source. The bias voltage applied to at least one of the cathode, the repeller and the electrodes, relative to the chamber, is varied over time. In certain embodiments, the voltage applied to the electrodes may begin at an initial positive voltage. Over time, this voltage may be reduced, while still maintaining the target ion beam current. Advantageously, the life of the cathode is improved using this technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Alvarado, Klaus Becker, David Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20160187245
    Abstract: The devices can improve rotational movement substantially without or with significant reduction in mechanical interference. The devices can be configured to independently rotate a module about two substantially aligned perpendicular axes. The devices can include a first motor; a second motor; a first frame, the first motor and the second motor within the first frame, the first motor and the second motor being adjacent; a second frame, the first frame being above the second frame; and a module rotatably disposed to the second frame. The first motor can be configured to cause the module and the second frame to rotate with respect to the first frame about the first axis. The second motor can be configured to cause the module to rotate with respect to the second frame about the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Jeremy David Ackerman, Mark Patrick McJunkin, Kai Chieh Chiang
  • Patent number: 8475097
    Abstract: A cargo barrier net for an aircraft includes a net mesh, defined by a plurality of net strands, a securing members coupled to one of the net strands, for securing the cargo barrier net across an internal space of an aircraft; and a tear webbing located between the securing members and the net strand. The tear webbing is configured to tear progressively when a load is applied to it, thereby increasing the effective length of net strand to which it is coupled and redistributing the load to other net strands in the cargo barrier net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: AMSAFE Bridport
    Inventors: David Ackerman, James Barry Homewood, Stephen Mark Richards, Russel Neil Willats
  • Publication number: 20100158631
    Abstract: A cargo barrier net (2) for an aircraft comprising: a net mesh, defined by a plurality of net strands (4, 6); a plurality of securing means (14) attached to at least some of the net strands (4, 6), for securing the cargo barrier net (2) across an internal space of an aircraft; and at least one tear webbing (18, 30) located between a securing means (14) and a net strand (4, 6), wherein the tear webbing (18, 30) is configured to tear progressively when a load is applied to it, thereby increasing the effective length of net strand (4, 6) to which it is attached and redistributing the load to other net stands (4, 6) in the cargo barrier net (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: AMSAFE BRIDPORT LIMITED
    Inventors: David Ackerman, James Barry Homewood, Stephen Mark Richards, Russel Neil Willats
  • Publication number: 20070112775
    Abstract: A system for verifying, authenticating, and processing membership information to generate a selectively approved searchable membership database, viewable through a computer information network, such as the internet. membership verification includes a first processing unit (200) for transmitting data native biometric data to a second processing unit (204) for artificial rendering by a lab processing module (300) stores settings in a database (301). Artificially rendered biometric data is used for reference physical configuration of a first processor biometric capture device (301) Artificially rendered biometric data is used to reference the identity of a native capture device source (301) Artificial rendered biometric data is used in a pass code configuration to activate a biometric capture device (301). A custom user biometric data reference module is used for member users to create a custom biometric data reference database (303).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventor: David Ackerman
  • Patent number: 7204457
    Abstract: A barrier net (12) across a space defined by the fuselage (6) of an aircraft and a floor (7) of the aircraft comprising a first plurality of parallel lengths (13) orientated in a first direction transverse to a second plurality of parallel lengths (14) orientated in a second direction wherein the lengths (13, 14) have fastening means at each end which provide a means for fastening the net to attachment points on the aircraft fuselage (6), characterised in that neither the first nor the second plurality of lengths (13, 14) is parallel to said floor (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Mark Trafford, John William Startup
  • Patent number: 7160070
    Abstract: A barrier net across a space defined by the fuselage of an aircraft and a floor of the aircraft comprises a plurality of intersecting net members, at least some of the members being attached to the fuselage by attachment structures attached to attachment points on the fuselage of the aircraft and held forward of the attachment points so that a major portion of the net is in a plane further forward than the attachment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Robert Carden, Stephen Mark Trafford, John William Startup
  • Patent number: 7140823
    Abstract: A cargo barrier (9) in or for installation in an aircraft (2), the barrier (9) comprising a peripheral frame structure (10) of rigid material and a cargo restraining net (11), the frame structure (10) being, in the aircraft (2), attached to attachment points on the interior structure of the aircraft and the net being attached to attachment points (12) on the frame structure (10). The frame structure (10) and net (11), in use, form a barrier across an interior space of the aircraft (2) in order to restrain longitudinal movement of cargo within the aircraft (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Robert Carden
  • Patent number: 7086803
    Abstract: A thimble providing a first convex surface about a first axis and a second convex surface about a second axis, the first and second axes being substantially perpendicular to each other and the first and second surfaces being opposite each other, the thimble being such that a first length of elongate material can be wrapped over said first convex surface and back on itself to form a first loop around the thimble and a second length of elongate material can then be wrapped over said second convex surface through said first loop and back on itself to form a second loop around the thimble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Ian Mays, Stephen Mark Trafford
  • Patent number: 7080967
    Abstract: A net comprising a combination of a plurality of lengths (2, 3) of a first material with a plurality of lengths (11) of a second material having a relatively lower elongation than that of the first material in which at least some of the lengths (2, 3) of first material are transversed to at least some of the lengths (11) of second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Amsafe Bridport Limited
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Mark Trafford
  • Patent number: 7016097
    Abstract: The thermo-optic behavior of an optical path over a range of temperatures is controlled by determining a figure of merit (FoM) for the optical path and including in the path a body of NaBi(Mo1-xWxO4)2 crystalline material that enables the conditions specified by the FOM to be satisfied. The NaBi(Mo1-xWxO4)2 crystalline material is highly transparent at a wavelength of radiation propagating in the path, and has a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and a refractive index n such that the CTE and dn/dT of the etalon compensate one another so as to perform frequency discrimination that is essentially temperature insensitive over the range ?T. The NaBi(Mo1-xWxO4)2 crystalline material exhibits temperature independent transmission characteristics at about room temperature and at a wavelength of about 1550 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Triquint Technology Holding Co.
    Inventors: David A. Ackerman, Charles D. Brandle, Jr., Glen R. Kowach, Lynn F. Schneemeyer
  • Publication number: 20050163583
    Abstract: A barrier net across a space defined by the fuselage of an aircraft and a floor of the aircraft comprises a plurality of intersecting net members, at least some of the members being attached to the fuselage by attachment structures attached to attachment points on the fuselage of the aircraft and held forward of the attachment points so that a major portion of the net is in a plane further forward than the attachment points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: David Ackerman, Stephen Carden, Stephen Trafford, John Startup