Patents by Inventor David Edwards

David Edwards 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: 20190255767
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an object, comprising depositing a first layer of first object material on a support substrate electrode; applying a conductive agent material onto the first layer; depositing a first layer of charged powder on an intermediate substrate; conveying the first layer of charged powder on the intermediate substrate proximate to the first layer of first object material; and applying a transferring electric field to cause transfer of the first layer of charged powder from the intermediate substrate onto the first layer on the support substrate electrode, to form a first powder layer on the first layer on the support substrate electrode. Multiple powder layers may be deposited on the first layer. The method may be further comprised of fusing the powder layer(s) to form a first fused layer on the support substrate electrode. A related object fabrication apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Xactiv, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan A. HAYS, James MASON, Peter J. MASON, Robert Edward ZEMAN, David JACKSON
  • Publication number: 20190255071
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to obeticholic acid formulations with improved stability, dissolution, and/or solubility, methods of preparing the same for use and methods of treating various diseases and conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Gail Lancaster, Kay K. Olmstead, Masashi Kagihiro, Mitsuhiro Matono, Ikuko Taoka, Mark Pruzanski, David Shapiro, Roya Hooshmand-Rad, Richard Pencek, Cathi Sciacca, Lise Eliot, Jeffrey Edwards, Leigh A. MacConell, Tonya K. Marmon
  • Publication number: 20190259552
    Abstract: A blocking member for an actuator having a movable arm for effecting a quick-make feature, includes, for example, an elongated member having a first end and a second end, wherein a portion of the elongated member is configured so that the blocking member disposed in a first position engages a portion of the movable arm of the actuator to restrain movement of the movable arm and so that the blocking member disposed in a second position disengages from the portion of the movable arm of the actuator to permit movement of the movable arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: David Peter MIKA, Linda Yvonne JACOBS, Daniel Edward DELFINO, Nagesh V. TUMU, Dmitry POVOLOTSKIY
  • Publication number: 20190252375
    Abstract: A microelectronic circuit structure comprises a stack of bonded layers comprising a bottom layer and at least one upper layer. At least one of the upper layers comprises an oxide layer having a back surface and a front surface closer to the bottom layer than the back surface, and a plurality of FD-SOI transistors built on the front surface. At least a first back gate line and a second back gate line extend separate from each other above the back surface for independently providing a first back gate bias to a first group of transistors and a second back gate bias to a second different group of transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Javier A. DELACRUZ, David Edward FISCH, Kenneth DUONG, Xu CHANG, Liang WANG
  • Publication number: 20190247742
    Abstract: Portable holders for supporting lottery tickets and the scratching off of coatings therefrom. In some embodiments, the holders may include substantially planar surfaces having top edges, bottom edges, left side edges, and right side edges, the top edges being opposite to the bottom edges, and the left side edges being parallel and opposite to the right side edges; at least one slot and/or notch disposed along the surfaces and configured to hold lottery tickets on the surfaces; and trays attached to the bottom edges of the surfaces and configured to collect particulates there within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: David Edwards
  • Publication number: 20190251528
    Abstract: A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. Also included are a plurality of physical system resource interfaces for interfacing with available physical system resources. The physical system resources allow a user to gain access to the predetermined desired services. The system further includes a data store for storing configuration information for enabling the operating system to interface with the available physical system resources through the physical system resource interface associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: ANTHONY M. CACHERIA, III, DAVID HOOKER, WAYNE THOMAS MCHUGH, KRISTOPHER GLOVER, WEBB EDWARDS, ARTHUR MARTIN HOLBROOK, BARRETT JENKINS, PURNENDU MISHRA, MOHAMED SAFIR SALIHU
  • Patent number: 10380644
    Abstract: A system may include a promotions server for storing a brand-based beverage promotional offer and a mobile wireless communications device associated with a user. The system may also include a point-of-sale (POS) terminal located at a beverage serving establishment for acquiring user identification information, opening a user beverage tab and communicating the user identification information to the promotions server, and closing and communicating the user beverage tab to the promotions server. The user beverage tab may identify a brand of a beverage ordered by the user. The promotions server may determine that the mobile device is at the beverage serving establishment and send a notification of the brand-based beverage promotional offer to the mobile device. The promotions server may also determine that the brand of beverage ordered by the user matches the brand-based beverage promotional offer and communicate the brand-based beverage promotional offer to the POS terminal for redemption thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INMAR CLEARING, INC.
    Inventors: Jess D. Walker, David Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 10377968
    Abstract: Methods for cleaning a superalloy substrate having engine deposits on its surface are provided. The method may include applying a permanganate solution onto the surface of the superalloy substrate, and applying a ferric chloride based cleaning composition onto the surface of the superalloy substrate. The ferric chloride based cleaning composition includes ferric chloride and at least one of nitric acid and phosphoric acid, such as within a solvent system (e.g., an aqueous solution including water).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Clarke Brooks, Eric Scott Huron, John Matthew Powers, Ian Thomas Goodall, Evan Jarrett Dolley, Jr., David Edward Trider, Zeynep Bolukoglu, Doga Ulutas, Tugba Aydin
  • Publication number: 20190243607
    Abstract: A person can use a portable electronic device to electronically purchase or otherwise request a product, service or other deliverable related to audio programming to which the person is listening at the time they initiate the request. The request is fulfilled by a service that analyzes the audio content to identify the deliverable the person desires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Michael Dudgeon, Lehman Zellosis Smith, IV, John Wade, David Griffin, David Edward McCaw, JR., James Lee Fortuna
  • Patent number: 10371876
    Abstract: In some embodiments, compositions and methods comprising reflective flowable materials, e.g., reflective liquids including reflective inks and/or liquid metals, are described. In some embodiments, a surface is contacted with a reflective flowable material, thereby forming a reflective layer on the surface. In some embodiments, the surface is a surface of a waveguide, for example a waveguide for a display device, and the flowable material coats surfaces of protrusions on the surface to form reflective diffractive optical elements. Some embodiments include a display device comprising a reflective layer of reflective flowable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlon Edward Menezes, Jeffrey Dean Schmulen, Neal Paul Ricks, Victor Kai Liu, Zongxing Wang, David Carl Jurbergs
  • Patent number: 10373549
    Abstract: A display comprises a plurality of autonomous pixels on a stretchable substrate. Each autonomous pixel comprises a display element and a control element arranged to sense an external stimulus and to generate, entirely within the autonomous pixel, a control signal to drive the display element based, at least in part, on a magnitude of the sensed external stimulus. The stretchable substrate comprises a plurality of less elastic regions separated by stretchable areas, where the less elastic regions are less stretchable than the surrounding stretchable areas and each control element of an autonomous pixel is located in or on a less elastic region of the stretchable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Hodges, Nicholas Yen-Cherng Chen, David Sweeney, Anja Thieme, Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl, Helene Steiner
  • Patent number: 10372092
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the operation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment so as to achieve a desired range of a sound pressure level and/or a sound power level is described. The system and method can lead to a desired range of a sound pressure level and/or a sound power level for a zone using equipment that is typically included in HVAC systems. Such control of equipment can be important for privacy and comfort requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Coleman, David Edward Edmonds, Stephen John Lind, Dustin Eric Jason Meredith
  • Patent number: 10371033
    Abstract: A diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank for an off-road vehicle including a retaining bar configured to support the DEF tank and a channel molded into a side of the DEF tank. The channel is configured to interface with the retaining rod. The DEF tank further including a cutout formed within the channel, wherein the cutout establishes a gap between the retaining bar and a body of the DEF tank. The DEF tank also includes a drain channel molded into an exterior surface of the DEF tank. The drain channel is configured to provide structural support to the DEF tank, and the gap is configured to enable DEF flow downwardly into the drain channel without contacting the retaining bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Ralph Hertsgaard, Jason Keith Novacek, David Donald Blomberg, John Thomas Rasset, Erik Andrew Larson, Paul Eugene Wibbels, Daniel LaRoy Hinz, Jay Michael Larson, David Larry Tveito, David Edward Susag, Russell Victor Stoltman, Chad Alry Bautz, Nathaniel James Keller, David Sheldon Booth
  • 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: 10373050
    Abstract: A method of quantizing a floating point machine learning network to obtain a fixed point machine learning network using a quantizer may include selecting at least one moment of an input distribution of the floating point machine learning network. The method may also include determining quantizer parameters for quantizing values of the floating point machine learning network based at least in part on the at least one selected moment of the input distribution of the floating point machine learning network to obtain corresponding values of the fixed point machine learning network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dexu Lin, Venkata Sreekanta Reddy Annapureddy, David Edward Howard, David Jonathan Julian, Somdeb Majumdar, William Richard Bell, II
  • Patent number: 10371837
    Abstract: A neutron detector that indicates the direction toward a neutron source. The detector is a proton-recoil type of detector, in which two different scintillators are positioned on both sides of a hydrogenous target. Proton recoil signals from the two scintillators indicate whether neutrons arrive from the left, right, or center relative to the detector alignment. Surprisingly high precision can be obtained by orienting the detector so that the counting rates in the two scintillators are equal, at which point the target layer is directly aligned with the source. Disclosed are thick and thin target configurations, versions for discriminating pulses from the two scintillators, options for assembling a multi-detector stack and array, and multiple analysis procedures for optimally locating the neutron source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: David Edward Newman
  • Patent number: 10373277
    Abstract: Disclosed subject matter includes systems and methods for providing a witnessed an electronically executed legal instrument, such as a limited power of attorney. The technology disclosed herein allows for the immediate transfer of a witnessed electronic document meeting today's current standards for witnessing of a document, including proximity of parties, and multiple forms of party identity authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventors: Raymond John Kaminski, Anthony Edward Bunnell, William Walter Hurley, David Campos Cardona
  • Patent number: 10373276
    Abstract: Embodiments and associated aspects of the disclosure permit regulation of dispense of a product in a self-serve environment via, at least in part, reconciliation of a product order originated in an access device, such as a point-of-sale (POS) device, and a product selection effected at a product dispenser configured to fulfill the product order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregg Carpenter, David Roy Newman, Arthur G. Rudick, Anisha Joshi, David O. Slagley, Michael Edward Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190234557
    Abstract: A back plate assembly for home hardware is provided with a base and an attachment. The base includes at least one mount aperture and is adapted to be mounted to a support surface. The base defines a receptacle, a through-hole, a pair of grooves disposed at an outer edge of the through-hole, and a pair of ledges offset from an inner edge of the through-hole. The attachment includes a lock member with a pair of lock features and a connector member sized for insertion between the pair of ledges when the attachment is oriented in a first radial position. Each of the pair of lock features is positioned on the attachment for insertion within one of the grooves and the connector member is sized to rest upon the ledges when the connector member extends through the through-hole and the attachment is rotated to a second radial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Earl David FORREST, Neil Thomas EDWARDS, James Leroy DANIELS
  • Publication number: 20190231606
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an elastic composite structure for an absorbent sanitary product includes an anvil with weld pattern comprising at least one anchoring region and at least one deactivating region. The anchoring region includes anchoring welds that form anchoring bonds that fuse facing web layers and anchor elastic thread(s) in position relative to the facing web layers. The deactivating region includes a break bar constructed to sever the thread(s). A method of manufacturing the elastic composite structure includes positioning a tensioned elastic thread between web layers, fusing the web layers to form an anchored zone that includes anchoring bonds that fuse the web layers and anchor the tensioned elastic thread therebetween, and cutting the thread to form a deactivated zone between adjacent portions of the anchored zone that is free of tensioned threads. The method further includes fusing the web layers within the deactivated zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Earl Andrews, David Edward Schuette, Jeffrey Wayne Fritz, Justin Marshall Lafferty