Patents by Inventor David Billings

David Billings 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: 20200225118
    Abstract: A failure detection device is disclosed. The failure detection device may receive operations data related to operations of a set of parts of a machine. The failure detection device may process the operations data using a condition-based processing technique. The condition-based processing technique may be associated with mapping initial values of data elements of the operations data to binary values based on satisfaction of a first set of conditions by the initial values. The failure detection device may detect a presence of a possible issue with the operations of the set of parts based on a second set of conditions, associated with the binary values and the initial values, being satisfied during a time period. The failure detection device may perform, after detecting the presence of the possible issue, a set of actions related to addressing the possible issue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Billing, Kurt Hopf, David J. Lin, Michael Campagna
  • Publication number: 20200204510
    Abstract: A method for message data recordation includes receiving an originating message for an initial communication event of a sequence of communication events, parsing the originating message to extract message data specifying a first group of participants to which the originating message is visible, storing the extracted message data in a data structure, the data structure being replicated by a respective communication processor of each participant of the first group of participants, generating a responsive message to the originating message, the responsive message including responsive message data, the responsive message data including recipient data, the recipient data permissioning a second group of participants to which the responsive message is visible, creating a subsidiary data structure of the data structure, storing the responsive message data in the subsidiary data structure, and transmitting, to the second group of participants, the responsive message such that receipt of the responsive message causes t
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan David Pierce, Makenzie June Billings Quinn, Jonathan Burrows Morley, Robert Jason Timberlake, Stanislav Liberman, Graham Robert McDannel, Anna-Lisa Suarez Vu
  • Patent number: 10667523
    Abstract: Materials and methods for improving plant traits and for providing plant fitness benefits are provided. In some embodiments, the materials, and methods employing the same, can comprise endophytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Indigo Ag, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen V. Ambrose, Nathan A. Billings, Slavica Djonovic, Richard Bailey Flavell, Trudi A. Gulick, David Morris Johnston, Jonathan W. Leff, Stephanie M. Liva, Jeffrey Lyford, Geoffrey Von Maltzahn, Luis Miguel Marquez, Yves Alain Millet, Craig Sadowski, Phillip Samayoa, Gerardo V. Toledo, David R. Weisman, Xuecheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200168529
    Abstract: Implementations of semiconductor packages may include: a substrate having one or more traces on a first side and one or more traces on a second side of the substrate. The substrate may be rigid. The packages may include at least one die mechanically and electrically coupled to the first side of the substrate. The die may be a high voltage die. The package may include one or more traces along one or more edges of the substrate. The one or more traces along the one or more edges of the substrate provide electrical connectivity between the one or more traces on the first side of the substrate and the one or more traces on the second side of the substrate. The package may also include a molding compound encapsulating at least the first and the one or more edges of the ceramic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen ST. GERMAIN, Roger ARBUTHNOT, David BILLINGS, Andrew CELAYA
  • Patent number: 10648133
    Abstract: Methods of reducing paper dusting in a papermaking process, and a low dusting tissue having increased strength are provided. Application of a polymer comprising at least one amine-containing vinylic or allylic monomer to at least one surface of a paper web during the papermaking process reduces the dusting tendency of the paper, and increases both the wet and dry strength of the paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Roger Peter Linder, Jr., Gary Samuel Furman, Jr., Robert M. Lowe, David Castro, Robert Anthony Melchiors, Mark A. Billings
  • Patent number: 10495544
    Abstract: A failure detection device is disclosed. The failure detection device may receive operations data related to operations of a set of parts of a machine. The failure detection device may process the operations data using a condition-based processing technique. The condition-based processing technique may be associated with mapping initial values of data elements of the operations data to binary values based on satisfaction of a first set of conditions by the initial values. The failure detection device may detect a presence of a possible issue with the operations of the set of parts based on a second set of conditions, associated with the binary values and the initial values, being satisfied during a time period. The failure detection device may perform, after detecting the presence of the possible issue, a set of actions related to addressing the possible issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Billing, Kurt Hopf, David J. Lin, Michael Campagna
  • Publication number: 20160344152
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the uniform induction heating of forming dies, where the forming die may be heated by an induction coil in conjunction with a pair of electromagnetic (EM) field stabilizers, each EM field stabilizer configured to be adjacent one end of the forming die while the forming die is within the induction heating coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Cameron Kai-Ming Chen, Marc R. Matsen, Robert James Miller, Scott David Billings
  • Patent number: 8839658
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor assembly for determining the concentration of hydrogen in an insulating fluid in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment. The assembly includes a housing having an opening therein communicating with the fluid, a hydrogen sensor disposed in the housing and responsive to the concentration of hydrogen in the fluid and generating a signal related to the concentration of hydrogen, and a pressure sensor disposed in the housing responsive to the fluid and generating a second signal indicative of the pressure of the fluid in the equipment. The assembly further includes a signal processor disposed in the housing and connected to the hydrogen sensor and the pressure sensor and responsive to the first and second signals for generating a third signal representing the concentration of hydrogen in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Qualitrol Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua J. Herz, David Billings
  • Patent number: 8707767
    Abstract: A housing sensor having a semiconductor element for measuring hydrogen concentration in an insulating fluid in equipment having a mounting flange on the equipment providing access to the interior of the equipment provided with a plurality of bolt receiving openings arranged on the mounting flange in a first pattern which includes a first flange having at least one or more openings and an outer periphery. The sensor also includes a tubular housing support member having one end received in one of the openings, a plurality of bolt receiving apertures arranged in a pattern corresponding to the first pattern within the outer periphery of the first flange. The sensor further includes at least one wire receiving opening extending through the housing body, a cover closing an end of the housing body distal from the one end, a first seal disposed between the first flange and the tubular housing support member, a second seal disposed on the first flange for engaging the mounting flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Qualitrol Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua J. Herz, David Billings
  • Patent number: 8511160
    Abstract: The invention provides a housing for a sensor having a semiconductor element for measuring hydrogen concentration in an insulating fluid in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment having a mounting flange on the equipment providing access to the interior of the equipment and provided with a plurality of bolt receiving openings arranged on the mounting flange in a first pattern, which includes a first flange having at least one or more openings for receiving one or more semiconductor hydrogen sensors and an outer periphery, a plurality of bolt receiving apertures arranged in a pattern corresponding to the first pattern within the outer periphery of the first flange, a second flange having a second plurality of bolt receiving apertures arranged in a pattern corresponding to the first pattern within the periphery of the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Qualitrol Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua J. Herz, David Billings
  • Publication number: 20120247191
    Abstract: A housing sensor having a semiconductor element for measuring hydrogen concentration in an insulating fluid in equipment having a mounting flange on the equipment providing access to the interior of the equipment provided with a plurality of bolt receiving openings arranged on the mounting flange in a first pattern which includes a first flange having at least one or more openings and an outer periphery. The sensor also includes a tubular housing support member having one end received in one of the openings, a plurality of bolt receiving apertures arranged in a pattern corresponding to the first pattern within the outer periphery of the first flange. The sensor further includes at least one wire receiving opening extending through the housing body, a cover closing an end of the housing body distal from the one end, a first seal disposed between the first flange and the tubular housing support member, a second seal disposed on the first flange for engaging the mounting flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Qualitrol Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua J. Herz, David Billings
  • Publication number: 20120247185
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor assembly for determining the concentration of hydrogen in an insulating fluid in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment. The assembly includes a housing having an opening therein communicating with the fluid, a hydrogen sensor disposed in the housing and responsive to the concentration of hydrogen in the fluid and generating a signal related to the concentration of hydrogen, and a pressure sensor disposed in the housing responsive to the fluid and generating a second signal indicative of the pressure of the fluid in the equipment. The assembly further includes a signal processor disposed in the housing and connected to the hydrogen sensor and the pressure sensor and responsive to the first and second signals for generating a third signal representing the concentration of hydrogen in the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Qualitrol Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua J. Herz, David Billings
  • Publication number: 20120247204
    Abstract: The invention provides a housing for a sensor having a semiconductor element for measuring hydrogen concentration in an insulating fluid in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment having a mounting flange on the equipment providing access to the interior of the equipment and provided with a plurality of bolt receiving openings arranged on the mounting flange in a first pattern, which includes a first flange having at least one or more openings for receiving one or more semiconductor hydrogen sensors and an outer periphery, a plurality of bolt receiving apertures arranged in a pattern corresponding to the first pattern within the outer periphery of the first flange, a second flange having a second plurality of bolt receiving apertures arranged in a pattern corresponding to the first pattern within the periphery of the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Qualitrol Company, LLC.
    Inventors: Joshua J. Herz, David Billings
  • Patent number: 7328032
    Abstract: Short messages are formatted as control messages in a communication network but do not control the communication network. Techniques for dynamically distributing short messages include remotely reprogramming a control node that processes control messages for the communications network to change processing of short messages without further involvement by a vendor of the control node. In some embodiments, this involves sending provider data that includes a special parameter set, a special value set, and a special action set. The special parameter set includes at least one parameter among multiple parameters in multiple network protocol headers for a data packet that includes a short message. The special value set includes at least one value for each parameter in the special parameter set. The special action set includes at least one action of multiple actions for forwarding a short message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Billing, Michael Wright, Gail Gyurek
  • Publication number: 20070259732
    Abstract: An ergonomically designed golf club grip including a butt portion which is raised above the axis of the shaft of the club, on the side of the axis closest to the club head toe, to facilitate a proper hand position on the club. The grip is preferably held in the lifeline of the palm of the upper hand, which produces a straighter wrist position and a freer release of the club through the hitting area and follow through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: David Billings, Hank Haney
  • Publication number: 20070135232
    Abstract: A golf putter head with traditional looks when viewed from above and an elevated center of gravity. The putter head comprises a central lower cavity portion under a weight flange, while the weight flange has been elevated towards the middle of the putter head, with mass relieved portions below the flange and on either side of the central mass relived cavity, with the bottom of the central weight relieved cavity forming the sole, and the upper side of the flange being compressed to maintain a traditional view from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventor: David Billings
  • Publication number: 20070095392
    Abstract: A modified compressed gas cylinder for use in hydrogen powered vehicles which lessens the explosive danger from accidental collisions by using an electronic signal from the airbag system to open a normally closed pressure relief valve. The released hydrogen gas releases through a vent pipe which exits either through the fill pipe area or through a vent in the top of the automobile. A whistle on the vent pipe informs drivers, passengers and bystanders if the pressure relief valve is allowing the escape of hydrogen gas. A mechanical lever maintains the open position of the pressure relief valve once the airbag signal is received until the driver triggers a mechanical latch similar to a trunk release which returns the pressure relief valve to its normally closed position. The pressure relief valve can also open if for some reason the internal pressure of the hydrogen storage tank exceeds the appropriate safety level due to excess density and or temperature rise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventor: David Billings
  • Patent number: 7209759
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically distributing short messages include storing action data and parameter data. Action data indicates actions for forwarding a short message and includes an action to bypass a short message service center (SMSC). Parameter data indicates parameters in network protocol headers for a short message. Provider input data is received that indicates a special value set and a special action set. The special value set includes a value for a corresponding special parameter set that includes a parameter from the parameter data. The special action set includes an action to be performed if an actual value set matches the special value set. When a particular short message is received, it is determined whether an actual value set based on the particular short message matches the special value set. If so, then the short message is processed according to the special action set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Billing, Michael Wright, Gail Gyurek
  • Publication number: 20060287127
    Abstract: A metal golf club head that allows a user to customize the location of the center of gravity. The metal golf club head comprises a hollow body with a weighting port. The weighting port allows a user to place weighting material inside the hollow body, customizing the location of the center of gravity, the swing weight, the total weight, and the balance of the golf club.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: David Billings
  • Publication number: 20060287129
    Abstract: A metal golf club head that allows a user to customize the location of the center of gravity. The metal golf club head comprises a hollow body with a weighting port. The weighting port allows a user to place weighting material inside the hollow body, customizing the location of the center of gravity, the swing weight, the total weight, and the balance of the golf club.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: David Billings