Patents by Inventor David Arnold

David Arnold 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: 10636717
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor package, including a sensing side for sensing fingerprint information and a separate connection side for electrically connecting the fingerprint sensor package to a host device, is disclosed. The fingerprint sensor package can also include a sensor integrated circuit facing the sensing side and substantially surrounded by a fill material. The fill material includes vias at peripheral locations around the sensor integrated circuit. The fingerprint sensor package can further include a redistribution layer on the sensing side which redistributes connections of the sensor integrated circuit to the vias. The connections can further be directed through the vias to a ball grid array on the connection side. Some aspects also include electrostatic discharge traces positioned at least partially around a perimeter of the connection side. Methods of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, David Bolognia, Robert Francis Darveaux, Brett Arnold Dunlap
  • Publication number: 20200077641
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for the identification of viability enhancing cell features and substrate features as they relate to post-cryopreservation survival of substrate seeded cells. Embodiments of the present invention further involve identification of cell features to manufacture a supernatant that is useful for cell culturing and treatment of various diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: University of Southern California, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Britney O. Pennington, Jeffrey K. Bailey, Mohamed A. Faynus, Cassidy Arnold, Lincoln V. Johnson, Dennis O. Clegg, Mark S. Humayun, David R. Hinton, Danhong Zhu, Debbie Mitra
  • Patent number: 10588178
    Abstract: During operation, a facility may utilize many sensors, such as cameras, to generate sensor data. Some of these sensors may be housed within protective enclosures. The enclosures may be inside specially controlled environments, such as refrigerators, freezers, and so forth. During operation of the facility, moisture may accumulate on these enclosures, impairing the ability of the camera to acquire an image through the window. Described are devices to selectively heat a viewable area of the window such that moisture accumulation is reduced with minimal power use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Nelson, Heather Anne Ralph, Matthew David Mickelson, Brad Nathaniel Arnold, Matthew Christopher Smith, Daniel Joseph Peters, Kevin Bailey
  • Patent number: 10525609
    Abstract: A cutting device for spiral cutting a vegetable includes a mounting surface that engages the vegetable and is rotated using a motor, which causes rotation of the vegetable. The mounting surface may be moved toward a cutting surface using a lever arm that transmits only a portion of a manual force applied to the lever arm in a direction toward the mounting surface, facilitating precise movement of the mounting surface and a consistent size and shape of the resulting vegetable strands. Movement of the vegetable relative to the cutting surface may pass the vegetable through a slotted blade and a secondary blade. The spacing of cutters in the slotted blade determines the width of vegetable strands produced by the cutting apparatus, while the placement of the secondary blade determines the thickness of the strands. The position of the secondary blade may be adjustable to control the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VEGGIE NOODLE CO., LLC
    Inventors: Mason Arnold, Christopher Tyson Self, David Kogan
  • Patent number: 10514984
    Abstract: A rebuild node of a storage system can assess risk of the storage system not being able to provide a data object. The rebuild node(s) uses information about data object fragments to determine health of a data object, which relates to the risk assessment. The rebuild node obtains object fragment information from nodes throughout the storage system. With the object fragment information, the rebuild node(s) can assess object risk based, at least in part, on the object fragments indicated as existing by the nodes. To assess object risk, the rebuild node(s) treats absent object fragments (i.e., those for which an indication was not received) as lost. When too many object fragments are lost, an object cannot be rebuilt. The erasure coding technique dictates the threshold number of fragments for rebuilding an object. The risk assessment per object influences rebuild of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: David Anthony Slik, Shehbaz Jaffer, Sethuraman Subbiah, Keith Arnold Smith, Giridhar Appaji Nag Yasa, Atish Kathpal
  • Patent number: 10488245
    Abstract: The method comprising attaching a 3D sensor (20) on a top part of the container (10) in a position (P) and with an orientation (O) such that its field of view (FOV) is oriented towards the content (11) stored in the container (10); acquiring, by the 3D sensor (20), a depth map (DM); and computing, by a computing unit, a 3D surface model by processing said acquired depth map (DM) and using said given position (P), orientation (O) and field of view (FOV), and a 3D level model by removing from the computed 3D surface model the points corresponding to the interior walls of the container (10), using a 3D function that searches the intersection or matching between the 3D surface model and the shape of the container (S), and filling in the missing points corresponding to the content (11) that falls out of the field of view (FOV) of the 3D sensor (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jaume Gelada Camps, Esteve Farres Berenguer, David Raba Sanchez, Marc-Arnold Haupt Giro, Salvador Gurt Pla
  • Publication number: 20190350579
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for treating a patient includes a shaft assembly and a body assembly. The shaft assembly includes a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and an articulation joint operable to selectively articulate the distal end portion relative to the proximal end portion. The body assembly includes a joint drive assembly, an actuator, and a joint stabilizer. The joint drive assembly is operatively connected to the articulation joint and configured to actuate the articulation to thereby articulate the distal end portion relative to the proximal end portion. The actuator is configured to actuate the joint drive assembly for articulating the articulation joint. The joint stabilizer includes a detent abutment and a detent notch configured to releasably capture the joint drive assembly and thereby inhibit articulation of the distal end portion of the shaft assembly relative to the proximal end portion of the shaft assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley A. Arnold, David T. Martin, Kevin M. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10479526
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for impacting, by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV), a net having at least three sides; and converting the kinetic energy of the SUAV into at least one of: elastic potential energy of one or more tensioned elastic cords connected to at least one corner of the net, gravitational potential energy of a frame member connected to at least one corner of the net, rotational kinetic energy of the frame member connected to at least one corner of the net, and elastic potential energy of the frame member connected to at least one corner of the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
    Inventors: John Peter Zwaan, Robert James Johnston, Cris James Cornell, Philip Martin Finn, Glenn Arnold Blevins, David Wayne Ganzer
  • Patent number: 10465638
    Abstract: An inlet manifold arrangement is disclosed for a four-stroke internal combustion engine having at least one working cylinder with inlet valves and outlet valves and an inlet manifold assembly. The inlet manifold assembly has a flow direction for fluid (such as a fuel-air mixture) in the inlet direction, and an end section near an air filter device. The manifold assembly also has a throttle valve arrangement and a non-return valve which blocks in the direction opposite to the flow direction. The non-return valve is situated, in relation to the flow direction, between the end section of the inlet manifold assembly and the throttle valve arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KTM AG
    Inventors: David Arnold, Roger De Coster, Christian Sperz, Marco Hubmann, Michael Viertlmayr
  • Publication number: 20190308663
    Abstract: A vehicle has a trailer backup steering input apparatus, a trailer backup assist control module coupled to the a trailer backup steering input apparatus, and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the trailer backup assist control module and. The trailer backup steering input apparatus is configured for outputting a trailer path curvature signal approximating a desired curvature for a path of travel of a trailer towably coupled to the vehicle. The trailer backup assist control module is configured for determining vehicle steering information as a function of the trailer path curvature signal. The electric power assist steering system is configured for controlling steering of steered wheels of the vehicle as a function of the vehicle steering information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicants: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Douglas Scott Rhode, David Dean Smit, Erick Michael Lavoie, Martin Fitzpatrick Frey, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Taehyun Shim, Matt Y. Rupp, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Publication number: 20190290259
    Abstract: A suture package includes a suture tray and a suture thread. The suture track has a first housing, a second housing receive against the first housing, a storage space defined between the first and second housings, and a thread shelf positioned within the storage space. The suture thread is at least partially contained within the storage space and has a first portion extending toward the thread shelf and a second portion extending toward the thread shelf such that the first and second portions of the suture thread intersect at the thread shelf. The suture thread also has a third portion between the first and second portions received against the thread shelf such that the thread shelf holds the suture thread to define a preformed thread bend for manipulating the first portion of the suture thread relative to the second portion of the suture thread via the preformed thread bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Courtney J. Sikes, Bradley A. Arnold, Sunil Bhutani, Andrew C. Deck, Gary Illein, Evens Jourdain, David T. Martin, Matthew J. Pfefferkorn, William J. White
  • Patent number: 10407332
    Abstract: A wastewater treatment system includes a biological reactor having anaerobic, anoxic, and aerobic chambers. A lift station including a pump is operatively connected to a tertiary filter downstream of the biological reactor. The lift station receives biologically treated liquid from the tertiary filter and pumps the liquid from the lift station. A filtration subsystem is operatively connected to the lift station. The filtration subsystem receives and filters the liquid pumped by the lift station. The filtration subsystem includes a preliminary filter and a salt-rejecting membrane filter having a recycle conduit operatively connected to recirculate salt-rejecting membrane filter, thereby forming a salt concentration loop between biological reactor and the salt-rejecting membrane filter. A post-filtration subsystem is operatively connected to receive salt-rejecting membrane filter permeate, and includes an adsorbent and oxidation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TANGENT COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: William C. Prior, James E. Bolton, Lyle E. Kirman, David F. Rath, Adam Arnold, Glenn Graff, Kevin J. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10394667
    Abstract: A system and methods for backing up and restoring updates to metadata of files stored in a database are disclosed. One example embodiment of the method includes entering the updates to the metadata of the one or more files into a first database table; generating a backup file of the first database table; and restoring the updates to the metadata to the one or more files using the backup file. Restoring the updates may include creating a recovery table populated with data from the backup file; determining the one or more files to apply the updates to by searching the recovery table for an identifier of the one or more files; and adding the updates to the metadata from the recovery table to the corresponding one or more files that matches the identifier identified from the recovery table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HYLAND SWITZERLAND SÀRL
    Inventors: Charlie Arnold Stark, David Pierre Gendron, Jeffrey Allen Romatoski, Larry Robert Sitka, Razvan Atanasiu
  • Patent number: 10388497
    Abstract: A portable ion mobility spectrometry apparatus (1) for detecting an aerosol and a method for using the apparatus. The apparatus comprises an ion mobility spectrometer (3); a portable power source (5) carried by the apparatus for providing power to the apparatus (1); an inlet (7) for collecting a flow of air to be tested by the spectrometer (3); a heater (4) configured to heat the air to be tested to vaporize an aerosol carried by the air and a controller (2) configured to control the spectrometer (3) to obtain samples from the heated air, wherein the controller is configured to increase a heat output from the heater (4) for a selected time period before obtaining samples from the heated air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SMITHS DETECTION-WATFORD LIMITED
    Inventors: David Sharp, Alastair Clark, William Munro, Paul Arnold, John FitzGerald, David Cutmore, Rod Wilson
  • Publication number: 20190251996
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a write request to write a current data block to a Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) storage device. In response, the current data block is written to a current physical block in an open zone of the SMR storage device. A corresponding copy of the current data block is written to a nonvolatile memory. A determination is made of whether a wandering write error occurred during the writing of the data to the open zone. In response to the wandering write error occurring, for each of the number of written physical blocks in the open zone that have the corresponding copy in the nonvolatile memory, the data in the physical block is validated using the corresponding copy. In response to validation, the data in the corresponding copy is written as corrected data for the physical block to a new zone in the SMR storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John William Haskins, JR., David Anthony Slik, Keith Arnold Smith, Maxim Gerald Smith
  • Patent number: 10379742
    Abstract: A storage system writes an object across zones of a set of zones (“zone set”). Each zone of a zone set is contributed from an independently accessible storage medium. To create a zone set, the storage system arbitrarily selects disks to contribute a zone for membership in the zone set. This results in a fairly even distribution of zone sets throughout the storage system, which increases fault tolerance of the storage system. Although disk selection for zone set membership is arbitrary, the arbitrary selection can be from a pool of disks that satisfy one or more criteria (e.g., health or activity based criteria). In addition, weights can be assigned to disks to influence the arbitrary selection. Although manipulating the arbitrary selection with weights or by reducing the pool of disks reduces the arbitrariness, this evenly distributes zone sets while accounting for client demand and/or disk health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim Gerard Smith, John William Haskins, Jr., David Anthony Slik, Keith Arnold Smith
  • Patent number: 10370030
    Abstract: A vehicle has a trailer backup steering input apparatus, a trailer backup assist control module coupled to the a trailer backup steering input apparatus, and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the trailer backup assist control module and. The trailer backup steering input apparatus is configured for outputting a trailer path curvature signal approximating a desired curvature for a path of travel of a trailer towably coupled to the vehicle. The trailer backup assist control module is configured for determining vehicle steering information as a function of the trailer path curvature signal. The electric power assist steering system is configured for controlling steering of steered wheels of the vehicle as a function of the vehicle steering information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, The Regents of the University of Michigan Office Tech. Transfer, University of Michigan
    Inventors: Douglas Scott Rhode, David Dean Smit, Erick Michael Lavoie, Martin Fitzpatrick Frey, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Taehyun Shim, Matt Y. Rupp, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Patent number: 10365671
    Abstract: During operation, a facility may utilize many sensors, such as cameras, to generate sensor data. Some of these sensors may be housed within protective enclosures. The enclosures may be inside specially controlled environments, such as refrigerators, freezers, and so forth. During operation of the facility, moisture may accumulate on these enclosures, impairing the ability of the camera to acquire an image through the window. Described are devices to selectively heat a viewable area of the window such that moisture accumulation is reduced with minimal power use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John Nelson, Heather Anne Ralph, Matthew David Mickelson, Brad Nathaniel Arnold, Matthew Christopher Smith, Daniel Joseph Peters, Kevin Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190225952
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides variant Pol6 polymerase polypeptides, compositions comprising the Pol6 variant polypeptides, and methods for using the variant Pol6 polypeptides for determining the sequencing of nucleic acids, for example, by nanopore sequencing. The variant Pol6 polymerases possess decreased rates of dissociation of template from the polymerase-template complex, which result in increased processivity relative to the parental Pol6 polypeptides from which they are derived.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Amato, Cleoma Arnold, Aruna Ayer, Mara Boenitz-Dulat, Barbara Eckert, Ilya Lederman, Colin McGaw, Preethi Sarvabhowman, Charles Wayan Schwab, Shawn Suko, Eileen Thai, Bigna Woersdoerfer, David Wunderlich
  • Patent number: RE47890
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor package, including a sensing side for sensing fingerprint information and a separate connection side for electrically connecting the fingerprint sensor package to a host device, is disclosed. The fingerprint sensor package can also include a sensor integrated circuit facing the sensing side and substantially surrounded by a fill material. The fill material includes vias at peripheral locations around the sensor integrated circuit. The fingerprint sensor package can further include a redistribution layer on the sensing side which redistributes connections of the sensor integrated circuit to the vias. The connections can further be directed through the vias to a ball grid array on the connection side. Some aspects also include electrostatic discharge traces positioned at least partially around a perimeter of the connection side. Methods of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, David Bolognia, Robert Francis Darveaux, Brett Arnold Dunlap