Patents by Inventor David Davenport

David Davenport 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: 10896191
    Abstract: A social networking system determines common location information included in a set of posts between a set of users. Using the determined common location information, the social networking system generates a message interface for grouping a set of messages into a conversation thread. For example, the messages may be grouped into a conversation thread based on common location information in the messages and being associated with participants sharing a social relationship. When a group conversation is created, the social networking system presents a message interface containing the conversation thread to one or more participants of the thread. The social networking system adds the set of messages to the conversation thread based on social information about the social relationships among the participants of the conversation thread. The social networking system then presents the message interface for display to one or more of the participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Hamilton, Lucy Congyun Zhang, Benjamin Peter Davenport, Jonathan David Perlow, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10760495
    Abstract: A method for delivering fuel to a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes: injecting fuel into a conduit of a fuel manifold; directing the fuel through a continuous first portion of the conduit; directing the fluid from the first portion into an inflexion of the conduit being a single exit of the first portion; directing the fuel from the inflexion into a second portion of the conduit in serial flow communication with the first portion; and carrying the fuel in the second portion in a direction different from that of the fuel in the first portion. As the fuel flows through the second portion of the conduit, the fuel exits from the second portion of the conduit into a plurality of fuel injection nozzles in exclusive fluid flow communication with the second portion for ejection into a combustor of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Eduardo David Hawie, Nigel Caldwell Davenport, Jian-Ming Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200235917
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to generating a shared secret. A processor and a memory. A register in a computing device that is set to a first value. Reading the register when the value of the register has changed to a second value. The register changes to a third value. A shared secret is generated based on the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Davenport, David Kimler Altobelli
  • Patent number: 10701010
    Abstract: Users of a social networking system initiate conversations between other users and additional users who may not be registered to use the social networking system. Each additional user is identified by an item of contact information, and conversation messages are sent to an additional user using the contact information. The conversations are associated with the item of contact information and saved in the social networking system. A user of the social networking system may subsequently claim the item of contact information. The claiming user is given access to the associated conversations if the social networking system can verify that the item of contact information belongs to the claiming user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Perlow, Benjamin Peter Davenport, Lucy Congyun Zhang, Benjamin Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20200196397
    Abstract: An induction cooker has a temperature sensor mount that includes a reciprocating sensor holder and a flexible diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: BREVILLE PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Hoare, David Davenport, Vyvyan Rose, Brendan John Foxlee, Tibor Hegedis, Marian Silviu Rosian
  • Patent number: 10661311
    Abstract: An automated tote routing systems that includes a conveyer belt, an array of sensors underneath the conveyer belt, and an identifier reader disposed with respect to the conveyer belt is discussed. The conveyer belt can be configured to receive a tote filled with physical objects. The array of sensors can detect a first set of attributes associated with the physical objects within the tote. The identifier reader can read and decode an identifier from a machine-readable element disposed on the tote. The array of sensors and identifier reader can transmit the first set of attributes and the identifier to a computing system. Based on the set of information associated with the physical objects and the set of attributes associated with the physical objects, a routing module executed by the computing system can automatically trigger the conveyer belt to route the tote to a selected distribution end of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David Winkle, Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd Davenport Mattingly, Luke Matthew Reynolds, Michael Dean Atchley
  • Patent number: 10625941
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is an automated fulfillment system including a computing system programmed to receive requests from disparate sources for physical objects disposed at one or more locations in a facility. The computing system can combine the requests, and group the physical objects in the requests based on object types or expected object locations. Autonomous robot devices can receive instructions from the computing system to retrieve a group of the physical objects and deposit the physical objects in storage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald High, David Winkle, Brian Gerard McHale, Todd Davenport Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10614274
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is an autonomous fulfillment system using RFID devices. One or more RFID readers can be disposed throughout a facility can detect RFID tags disposed on or about physical objects picked up by the autonomous robotic devices. The computing system can determine whether there is an error in the physical objects picked up by the autonomous robotic device based on the identifiers. The computing system can instruct the autonomous robotic device to resolve the error. RFID readers can be disposed with respect to storage containers can detect the RFID tags disposed on or about the storage containers and the RFID tags disposed on the physical objects deposited in the storage containers. The computing system determine whether there is an error with the physical objects deposited in the storage containers. The computing system can instruct the autonomous robotic devices to resolve the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald High, David Winkle, Brian Gerard McHale, Todd Davenport Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10591306
    Abstract: A monitoring system for items in a delivery vehicle is described. Sensors disposed in the delivery vehicle are configured to sense data indicative of a current quality of items stored in the delivery vehicle. A computing device calculates navigation routes for the items in the vehicle and selects among the delivery routes at least partly based on sensor data relating to the monitored quality of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald High, Bruce W. Wilkinson, David Winkle, Matthew Allen Jones, Aaron Vasgaard, Nicholaus Adam Jones, Robert James Taylor, Todd Davenport Mattingly
  • Publication number: 20200077832
    Abstract: An espresso machine has a built-in coffee grinder. A coffee grinding apparatus cooperates with a removable portafilter having a handle, the apparatus including: a cradle for supporting the portafilter; an actuator adjacent to the cradle for co-operating with the portafilter; a downward facing ledge engages a front tab of the portafilter for resisting imbalance of the portafilter when supported by the cradle. Wherein, when the portafilter is supported by the cradle and advanced forward, the front tab of the portafilter further contacts the actuator to operate an electrical switch, thereby causing a signal to be sent to a microprocessor for delivering coffee grinds to the portafilter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: BREVILLE PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Con Psarologos, David Davenport, Richard Hoare
  • Patent number: 10582573
    Abstract: An induction cooker has a temperature sensor mount that includes a reciprocating sensor holder and a flexible diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BREVILLE PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Hoare, David Davenport, Vyvyan Rose, Brendan John Foxlee, Tibor Hegedis, Marian Silviu Rosian
  • Patent number: 10555679
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an apparatus comprising: a non-contacting array of sensors adapted for positioning at a position spaced from and proximate a position of a patient; and a signal processing circuit in communication with the array of sensors, wherein the signal processing circuit is configured for: generating a plurality of time varying signals using the array of sensors; processing the plurality of time varying signals; and outputting one or more indicator based on the processing. The apparatus can be adapted for use in a variety of applications including emergency applications such as live birth applications in which neonate resuscitation protocols are observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Lorraine, David Davenport, Tzu-Jen Kao, Aghogho Obi
  • Patent number: 10513077
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is a blockchain license storage system. A computing system can receive instructions to fabricate a three-dimensional physical object from a mobile device. The instructions can include a design of the three-dimensional physical object. The computing system can control a printing device to fabricate the at least one three-dimensional physical object based on the design of the at least one three-dimensional physical object. The computing system can generate a license file for the design of the at least one three-dimensional physical object. The computing system can generate a cryptographically verifiable ledger represented by a sequence of blocks. One of the blocks in the sequence of blocks can store transactional records associated with the generated license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Davenport Mattingly, David G. Tovey, John Jeremiah O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10494180
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is an autonomous fulfillment system. The system includes the first computing system with an interactive display. The first computing system can transmit a request for physical objects from a facility. A second computing system can transmit instructions to autonomous robot devices to retrieve the physical objects from the facility. The second computing system can control the image capturing device of an autonomous robot device to capture a live image feed of at least one physical object picked up by the autonomous robot device. The second computing system can switch an input feed of the first computing system to display the live image feed on the interactive display of the first computing system. The second computing system can instruct the autonomous robot device to discard the physical objects picked up by the autonomous robot device and to pick up a replacement physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, David Winkle, Brian Gerard McHale, Todd Davenport Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10455888
    Abstract: An athletic shoe is selectively configurable between a weight-training configuration and a cross-training configuration. The athletic shoe includes an upper portion configured to receive a foot and a first sole portion connected to the upper portion. The first sole portion has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. The outer surface is configured to contact a training surface when the athletic shoe is in the cross-training configuration. The athletic shoe also includes a second sole portion removably connected to the first sole portion when the athletic shoe is in the weight-training configuration. The second sole portion includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to contact the training surface and the second surface is configured to contact the outer surface when the athletic shoe is in the weight-training configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Nathaniel David Davenport
  • Publication number: 20190274844
    Abstract: A soft tissue repair system is provided for covering or filling openings in the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The soft tissue repair system uses a single plug or a combination of a first plug and a second plug. The second plug is a flowable plug such as an adhesive material or a material that hardens to a flexible plug material. Each plug is configured to close the opening in the annulus and can be positioned within the opening, over the opening at the exterior surface or over the opening at the interior surface. The plug can also be combined with a clamping mechanism that engages the annulus to secure the plug in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jody L. Seifert, David C. Paul, Sean Suh, Colm Mclaughlin, Marcin Niemiec, Aditya lngalhalikar, Daniel Davenport, Jamie Carroll, Chad Glerum, Edward Dwyer, Noah Hansell, Mark Weiman, Douglas Cahill, Adam Friedrich, Michelle Kofron, Vipin Kunjachan, Ed Reilley, Damien O'Halloran, William S. Rhoda, Brian Malm
  • Patent number: D867809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Hoare, David Davenport, Adam Fransen
  • Patent number: D867810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventors: Richard Hoare, David Davenport, Gregory Upston
  • Patent number: D894658
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventor: David Davenport
  • Patent number: D904823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Breville Pty Limited
    Inventors: Adam Fransen, Richard Hoare, David Davenport