Patents by Inventor David C. Wright

David C. Wright 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: 20210009437
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for preparing molybdenum and tungsten oxyhalide compounds which are useful in the deposition of molybdenum and tungsten containing films on various surfaces of microelectronic devices. In the process of the invention, a molybdenum or tungsten trioxide is heated in either a solid state medium or in a melt-phase reaction comprising a eutectic blend comprising alkaline and/or alkaline earth metal salts. The molybdenum or tungsten oxyhalides thus formed may be isolated as a vapor and crystallized to provide highly pure precursor compounds such as MoO2Cl2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: David M. ERMERT, Robert L. WRIGHT, JR., Thomas H. BAUM, Bryan C. HENDRIX
  • Publication number: 20210006860
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods to identify and credit media using ratios of media characteristics are disclosed herein. Example methods disclosed herein include determining a first ratio based on a first time interval and a second time interval of a plurality of time intervals of a reference media signature, the reference media signature based on a media signal associated with reference media, respective ones of the plurality of time intervals corresponding to respective adjacent characteristics identified in the media signal. Disclosed example methods also include determining a second ratio based on a third time interval and a fourth time interval of the plurality of time intervals of the reference media signature. Disclosed example methods further include generating a reference ratio signature based on the first and second ratios, the reference ratio signature used to identify the reference media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, David H. Wright, Charles C. Conklin, Daniel Nelson
  • Patent number: 10785532
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods to identify and credit media using ratios of media characteristics are disclosed herein. An example apparatus to identify media includes a memory including computer readable instructions and a processor to execute the instructions to at least determine a first ratio based on a first time interval and a second time interval of a plurality of time intervals of a monitored media signature, determine a second ratio based on a third time interval and a fourth time interval of the plurality of time intervals of the monitored media signature, generate a monitored media ratio signature based on the first and second ratios, and compare the monitored media ratio signature with a reference ratio signature to identify the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Christen V. Nielsen, David H. Wright, Charles C. Conklin, Daniel Nelson
  • Patent number: 10774622
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a pumping system operable at the surface (e.g., on a surface platform) to increase or restore hydrocarbon flow from a deep water or ultra deep water subsea environment to a surface production facility. The system comprises a primary conduit coupled to a Y-block splitting into two secondary conduits, one being open and free of obstruction, the other containing a progressive cavity pump coupled to a motor which acts as the prime mover for the pump system. The system may also comprise one or more valves between the primary conduit and the Y-block, one or more valves and between the secondary conduits and the Y-block. An emergency quick disconnect may also be used as part of the system between the Y-block and the secondary conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: David C. Wright
  • Patent number: 10766526
    Abstract: A steering system and method is described for a vehicle having steerable front and rear wheels, and a steering input device for receiving manual steering input. Front and rear hydraulic steering devices may be coupled, respectively, to the front and rear wheels. Front and rear valve assemblies may be configured, respectively, to steer the front and rear wheels. In a manual steering mode, the front valve assembly may be disabled with respect to the front steering device, and the front hydraulic steering device may steer the front wheels based upon the manual steering input. In a rear steering assist mode, a rear steering command may be determined based upon the manual steering input, and the rear wheels steered based upon the rear steering command. In an automated steering mode, the front and rear wheels may be automatically steered based upon a target path of travel for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas D. Bebernes, Thomas A. Nichols, David V. Rotole, Walter C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200277814
    Abstract: A releasable ball lock hinge is disclosed. The releasable ball lock hinge includes a first body operable with a hinge ball and a release ball. Each ball can be movable within respective openings of the first body. The releasable ball lock hinge also includes a second body configured to rotatably interface and removably couple with the first body. The hinge ball releasably engages the second body. The second body has a release recess operable with the release ball to disengage the hinge ball and alternately couple and release the first body and the second body based on a relative position between the first body and the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory E. Longerich, William Owens, Richard J. Wright, David C. Robillard, Perry H. Frahm, Emerald J. Adair
  • Patent number: 10736325
    Abstract: A herbicidal composition is provided comprising an aqueous solution of N-phosphonomethylglycine, predominantly in the form of the potassium salt thereof, at a concentration of at least 300 g a.e./l of the composition; and a surfactant component in solution or stable suspension, emulsion, or dispersion in the water, comprising one or more surfactants in a total amount of about 20 to about 300 g/l of the composition, wherein the composition has a viscosity of less than about 250 centipoise at 0° C. or a Gardner color value less than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Lennon, Xiangyang Chen, Graciela B. Arhancet, Jeanette A. Glaenzer, Jane L. Gillespie, Jeffrey A. Graham, David Z. Becher, Daniel R. Wright, Henry E. Agbaje, Xiaodong C. Xu, William Abraham, Ronald J. Brinker, Norman R. Pallas, Al S. Wideman, Martin D. Mahoney, Susan L. Henke
  • Patent number: 10697569
    Abstract: Fluid connector assembly and methods are usable to establish a sealed fluid connection. The connector assembly comprises a female union connector having an axial bore extending therethrough, internal threads, and an internal shoulder. The connector assembly also comprises two male connectors, each male connector having an axial bore extending therethrough and external threads. The connector assembly further comprises two ring-shaped seals adapted to form a fluid seal between the female union and the male connectors. The first seal contacts the first side of the internal shoulder and a front end of the first male connector to form a fluid seal therebetween. The second seal contacts the second side of the internal shoulder and a front end of the second male connector to form a second fluid seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: David C Wright
  • Publication number: 20200200506
    Abstract: A rail launch mechanism and method for launching a payload is configured to release payload lugs of a payload from a platform. A rack for launching a payload includes multiple rails that separately engage lugs in the respective payload of the rails, and a force actuator for launching the payload by accelerating the payload along the rails, causing the lugs to separate from the respective rails. A launching system for launching the payload from the platform may include a rail, at least one payload release shoe that carries a payload lug along the rail, and a force actuator for accelerating the payload release shoe such that inertia of the payload causes the payload lug to be released from the payload release shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: David R. Campbell, Philip C. Wright, Robert A. Bailey, James Traylor
  • Patent number: 10689934
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing operations on a well include first and second flow control devices positioned between upper and lower sections of a conduit. An upper connector assembly engaged with the upper section includes connectors adapted for connection to a chemical stimulation device, a blowout preventer, or other well intervention apparatuses. A lower connector assembly engaged with the lower section includes connectors adapted for connection to a chemical stimulation device, a running tool, wellbore conduits, or other well intervention apparatuses. The two connector assemblies, above and below the flow control devices, enable sequential or simultaneous operations to be performed, and can enable operations to be performed independent of the state of the flow control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: David C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200143906
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods for selecting a treatment option for an activated B cell-like diffuse large B cell lymphoma (ABC DLBCL) subject, a germinal center B cell-like diffuse large B cell lymphoma (GCB DLBCL) subject, a primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma (PMBL) subject, a Burkitt lymphoma (BL) subject, or a mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) subject by analyzing digital gene expression data obtained from the subject, e.g., from a biopsy sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicants: The United States of America,as represented by the Secretary,Department of Health and Human Services, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch, Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of the University of Arizona, Universitat de Barcelona, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Oregon Health & Science University, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Oslo University Hospital HF
    Inventors: Louis M. Staudt, George W. Wright, David William Scott, Joseph M. Connors, Randy D. Gascoyne, Lisa Rimsza, Elias Campo Guerri, Raymond Tubbs (Deceased), Timothy C. Greiner, James Robert Cook, Kai Fu, Paul Michael Williams, Chih-Jian Lih, Elaine S. Jaffe, Rita M. Braziel, Andreas Rosenwald, Erlend B. Smeland, Wing C. Chan, German Ott, Jan Delabie, Dennis Weisenburger
  • Publication number: 20200105364
    Abstract: In embodiments of the invention, the invention provides a method for distinguishing between lymphoma types based on gene expression measurements. In embodiments, the invention distinguishes between PMBCL and DLBCL based on gene expression signatures, and can further distinguish between DLBCL subtypes. In embodiments of the invention, the distinctions are used in methods of treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicants: The United States of America,as represented by the Secretary,Department of Health and Human Services, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Oslo University Hospital HF, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut D? Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Robert Bosch Gesellschaft fuer medizinische Forschung mbH, Oregon Health & Science University, City of Hope, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Louis M. Staudt, Christian Steidl, Anja Mottok, George W. Wright, David William Scott, Lisa M. Rimsza, Andreas Rosenwald, Randy Gascoyne, Timothy Greiner, Dennis Weisenburger, Erlend B. Smeland, Jan Delabie, Elias Campo Guerri, German Ott, Rita Braziel, Elaine S. Jaffe, Kai Fu, Wing C. Chan, Joo Song, James R. Cook
  • Patent number: 10607717
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods for selecting a treatment option for an activated B cell-like diffuse large B cell lymphoma (ABC DLBCL) subject, a germinal center B cell-like diffuse large B cell lymphoma (GCB DLBCL) subject, a primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma (PMBL) subject, a Burkitt lymphoma (BL) subject, or a mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) subject by analyzing digital gene expression data obtained from the subject, e.g., from a biopsy sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch, Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona, Universitat de Barcelona, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, Oregon Health and Science University, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Oslo University Hospital HF
    Inventors: Louis M. Staudt, George W. Wright, David William Scott, Joseph M. Connors, Randy D. Gascoyne, Lisa Rimsza, Elias Campo Guerri, Raymond Tubbs, Timothy C. Greiner, James Robert Cook, Kai Fu, Paul Michael Williams, Chih-Jian Lih, Elaine S. Jaffe, Rita M. Braziel, Andreas Rosenwald, Erlend B. Smeland, Wing C. Chan, German Ott, Jan Delabie, Dennis Weisenburger
  • Publication number: 20200094087
    Abstract: A self-contained, portable firewall is provided having a rectangular configuration with a catwalk and a railing on the top side for accommodating a plurality of manned firefighting stations. The catwalk can comprise two openings, which can be covered by doors or hatches, that allow exit and entry of the manned firefighting stations through stairs located within the firewall structure. The stairs terminate at the floor and lead to a plurality of reinforced doors. Embodiments of the firewall comprise central doors having side doors flanking each central door, and each central door operatively associated with a status light. The manned firefighting stations are fed from at least one fluid input located at the bottom of the firewall structure, and the firewall structure further comprises a plurality of vents, fans and fume hoods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: David C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200072022
    Abstract: A skid-mounted chemical and hydrate remediation system including a subsea separator is described for use in the event of a hydrate plug with chemical injection. This system comprises a manifold which communicates between a subsea pipeline and a plurality of pumps located within a frame. This plurality of pumps comprises at least two pumps powered by ROV hydraulics which operate in series to extract fluid from the pipeline, and at least one chemical injection pump which communicates hydrate solvent through the manifold back into the pipeline. The system additionally comprises a coiled liquid/gas separator which separates the extracted fluid into liquid and gas components and returns them to the surface separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: David C. Wright
  • Patent number: 10558256
    Abstract: Techniques for power savings in communications equipment are provided. The computer-implemented method can comprise identifying, by an electronic device operatively coupled to a processing unit, one or more connectivity requirements of one or more servers associated with a data center. The computer-implemented method can also comprise determining, by the electronic device, a defined graph that satisfies the one or more connectivity requirements. The computer-implemented method can further comprise powering down, by the electronic device, one or more elements of the data center that are not required by the defined graph; and powering up, by the device one or more nodes of the data center, which are in any state other than power up, that are required by the defined graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hubertus Franke, Douglas M. Freimuth, David P. Olshefski, John M. Tracey, Dinesh C. Verma, Charles P. Wright
  • Patent number: 10545567
    Abstract: Techniques for power savings in communications equipment are provided. The computer-implemented method can comprise identifying, by an electronic device operatively coupled to a processing unit, one or more connectivity requirements of one or more servers associated with a data center. The computer-implemented method can also comprise determining, by the electronic device, a defined graph that satisfies the one or more connectivity requirements. The computer-implemented method can further comprise powering down, by the electronic device, one or more elements of the data center that are not required by the defined graph; and powering up, by the device one or more nodes of the data center, which are in any state other than power up, that are required by the defined graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hubertus Franke, Douglas M. Freimuth, David P. Olshefski, John M. Tracey, Dinesh C. Verma, Charles P. Wright
  • Publication number: 20200024933
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a pumping system operable at the surface (e.g., on a surface platform) to increase or restore hydrocarbon flow from a deep water or ultra deep water subsea environment to a surface production facility. The system comprises a primary conduit coupled to a Y-block splitting into two secondary conduits, one being open and free of obstruction, the other containing a progressing cavity pump coupled to a motor which acts as the prime mover for the pump system. The system may also comprise one or more valves between the primary conduit and the Y-block, one or more valves and between the secondary conduits and the Y-block. An emergency quick disconnect may also be used as part of the system between the Y-block and the secondary conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: David C. Wright
  • Patent number: 10518804
    Abstract: A steering system and method for a vehicle having steerable front and rear wheels has rear hydraulic steering device that may be coupled to one or more of the rear wheels. A rear valve assembly may hydraulically control the rear hydraulic steering device to steer the rear wheels based upon a rear steering command from a controller. In a manual steering mode, the controller does not determine a rear steering command for the rear valve assembly such that the rear wheels are freely rotatable. In a rear steering assist mode, the controller determines the rear steering command based upon, at least in part, the manual steering input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas D. Bebernes, Thomas A. Nichols, David V. Rotole, Walter C. Wright, Eric R. Lang, Mitchell R. Usasz
  • Patent number: 10519702
    Abstract: A releasable ball lock hinge is disclosed. The releasable ball lock hinge includes a first body operable with a hinge ball and a release ball. Each ball can be movable within respective openings of the first body. The releasable ball lock hinge also includes a second body configured to rotatably interface and removably couple with the first body. The hinge ball releasably engages the second body. The second body has a release recess operable with the release ball to disengage the hinge ball and alternately couple and release the first body and the second body based on a relative position between the first body and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gregory E. Longerich, William Owens, Richard J. Wright, David C. Robillard, Perry H. Frahm, Emerald J. Adair