Patents by Inventor David C. Brown

David C. Brown 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: 10793094
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes a vehicle body panel and a camera having a field of view. The camera is disposed on the vehicle body panel. A grille assembly is coupled to the vehicle body panel. The grille assembly includes a plurality of light sources, an optic layer defining channels disposed adjacent to the light sources, and a metalized sheet disposed on the optic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, LaRon Michelle Brown
  • Publication number: 20200308882
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a body having an uninterrupted side aperture that provides access to an interior passenger cabin. A front door is hingedly attached at a forward edge of the uninterrupted side aperture. The front door is selectively operable between front open and front closed positions. A rear door is hingedly attached at a rearward edge of the uninterrupted side aperture. The rear door is selectively operable between rear open and rear closed positions. A latching assembly is at least partially positioned within the body and configured to receive the front door in the front closed position and the rear door in the rear closed position. A sealing assembly is defined between a forward seal of the rear door and a rearward seal of the front door. The forward and rearward seals engage one another in a fully-closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman, David Brian Glickman, Kristopher Karl Brown
  • Patent number: 10785341
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for populating a cache in an information-centric network. A device of an ICN can include a content store including published content and attributes of the published content stored thereon, the attributes including at least two of a device from which the content originated attribute, a lineage attribute, and a service level agreement attribute, and content processing circuitry coupled to the content store, the content processing circuitry configured to manage the published content based on the attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Schoenberg, Andrew Stephen Brown, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Jessica C. McCarthy, Eve M. Schooler, Christian Maciocco, Hassnaa Moustafa, Nageen Himayat, Rath Vannithamby, David John Zage
  • Patent number: 10761293
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of fabricating a mirror for use in limited rotation motor systems, said method comprising the steps of providing a mirror structure including at least one wall section, and exposing the at least one wall section to a fluid etching agent to thereby provide chemical milling of the mirror structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Novanta Corporation
    Inventor: David C. Brown
  • Patent number: 10762491
    Abstract: A device and method for waveform transmission of transaction card data to a merchant point-of-sale device are provided. The device includes a memory device for storing data, a processor, and a transmitter. The device is programmed to receive transaction card data that mimics data stored within a magnetic stripe associated with a transaction card, convert the transaction card data to a first data file for storage within the memory device, transmit the first data file to the transmitter, and transmit a first waveform from the transmitter to the POS device, wherein the first waveform includes changes in a magnetic field that represent the transaction card data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David C. Brown, Simon Blythe, Deborah M. Kimberg, Mostafa Hussein Sabet
  • Publication number: 20200262377
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes a vehicle body panel and a camera having a field of view. The camera is disposed on the vehicle body panel. A grille assembly is coupled to the vehicle body panel. The grille assembly includes a plurality of light sources, an optic layer defining channels disposed adjacent to the light sources, and a metalized sheet disposed on the optic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, LaRon Michelle Brown
  • Patent number: 10747082
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Anshu A. Pradhan, Stephen C. Brown, David Walter Groechel, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Publication number: 20200249014
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause. The image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the target of at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation as the wheel and target are continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause. At least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of preprocessing the image data, and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 10719287
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method of operating the vehicle may include activating a first touch screen, mounted on an exterior of the vehicle, illustrating a keypad and activating a first privacy screen in the first touch screen; and activating a second touch screen, mounted on the vehicle exterior, displaying information without activating a second privacy screen in the second touch screen. The touch screens may have built-in heaters, produce ads based on user distance from the vehicle and provide countdown timers for ride-share vehicle departure time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kristopher Karl Brown, Cornel L. Gardner, Chad Matthew McCarty, Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman
  • Publication number: 20200205733
    Abstract: A personal impact monitoring system is described herein comprising a monitoring station that receives impact events sent from personal impact monitors using a monitoring station receiver. The impact events which specify impact parameters associated with the impact events are stored in a data storage location associated with the monitoring station. Software operating on the operating station is configured to receive the impact events from the data storage location and to perform calculations based on the impact events to identify notable impact events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence V. CALCANO, David Thomas BROWN, Christopher C. GENAU, David Ernest SNYDER, James M. STEARNS, Brian Michael RONALD, Jesse David HARPER, John F. Harris
  • Publication number: 20200201472
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface that includes one or more user interface objects. The device detects a first input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to a first user interface object of the one or more user interface objects. Detecting the first input includes detecting a change in intensity of the first input on the touch-sensitive surface from a first intensity to a second intensity, different from the first intensity. In response to detecting the first input, the device obtains a change in a value of a respective simulated physical property that changes in response to changes in intensity of the first input on the touch-sensitive surface, and updates an appearance of the user interface by progressing a first animation between a first state and a second state based on the change in the value of the respective simulated physical property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Publication number: 20200181497
    Abstract: A method for producing pitch can include: hydroprocessing a challenged feed from a refinery operation to produce a hydroprocessed product; distilling the hydroprocessed product to yield one or more upgraded fractions and a resid fraction; and solvent deasphalting the resid fraction to yield a deasphalted oil stream and a hydroprocessed pitch stream. The resultant pitch can have a micro carbon residue (MCR) of 50 wt % or greater, a solubility in toluene of 95 wt % or greater, and a softening point of 200° C. or less. The pitch can optionally be fluxed with a fluxing solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, G. Alan Vaughan, Patrick L. Hanks, Keith K. Aldous, Warren B. Ames, Federico Barrai, Samia Ilias, Randolph J. Smiley, David C. Boyer
  • Patent number: 10676003
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for attaching a first device to a second device. The method includes providing an attachment structure for attaching the first device to the second device that includes a fastener that is movable from a first position to a second position within the attachment structure, moving the first device into position to be attached to the second device with the fastener in the first position, obscuring an attachment detection window with a window barrier fixed to the fastener, securing the first device to the second device by sliding the fastener from the first position to the second position, locking the fastener in the second position, revealing the attachment detection window when the fastener is locked in the second position, and reading the attachment detection window to detect that the first device has been properly attached to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: David L. Brown, Gregory J. Vargo, Orlando L. Lomo, II, David M. Kelly, Leonard C. McLean
  • Publication number: 20200170671
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 10670392
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause. The image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the target of at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation as the wheel and target are continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause. At least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of preprocessing the image data, and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
  • Publication number: 20200150915
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method of operating the vehicle may include activating a first touch screen, mounted on an exterior of the vehicle, illustrating a keypad and activating a first privacy screen in the first touch screen; and activating a second touch screen, mounted on the vehicle exterior, displaying information without activating a second privacy screen in the second touch screen. The touch screens may have built-in heaters, produce ads based on user distance from the vehicle and provide countdown timers for ride-share vehicle departure time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kristopher Karl Brown, Cornel L. Gardner, Chad Matthew McCarty, Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10633895
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle is provided that includes a deployable handle body located on a door, keypad contacts on an outer side of the handle body, an actuator configured to deploy the handle to a deployed position, a plurality of proximity sensors located on the handle body and generating activation fields, and a controller processing signals generated by the sensors to determine an input command for controlling the actuator and to determine a keypad input. The handle body may include one or more light sources for illuminating the handle body and/or areas proximate to the vehicle when in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Kristopher Karl Brown
  • Patent number: 10627092
    Abstract: A vehicle grille assembly is provided herein. The grille assembly includes a panel sealingly coupled to a substrate and defining a cavity therebetween. A light source is disposed within the cavity. A diffuser is disposed between the light source and a portion of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: LaRon Michelle Brown, Prashant Dubey, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter
  • Publication number: 20200097954
    Abstract: A method and system for managing payment transactions for a merchant using a computing device coupled to a memory device is described. Each transaction is initiated by a consumer using a payment card. The method includes receiving a registration request from a candidate merchant for enrollment within a manager module wherein the registration request includes registration data associated with the candidate merchant, executing a primary approval process using at least some of the registration data, and transmitting an account request message requesting an opening of a merchant account for the candidate merchant with an acquiring bank upon approval. The method further includes receiving, in real-time, merchant account data associated with the candidate merchant from the acquiring bank upon approval by a secondary approval process wherein the candidate merchant becomes a registered merchant upon the secondary approval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Deborah Barta, David C. Brown, Adam K. Hosp, Matthew Wickman, Joshua G. Monroe
  • Patent number: 10595900
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller