Patents by Inventor David Evans

David Evans 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: 20240064214
    Abstract: A method of data storage includes determining a latency distance from a primary node to each of two or more replica nodes, choosing a preferred replica node of the two or more replica nodes based on the determined latency distances, and write-caching data into the preferred replica node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Zhengyu Yang, Jiayin Wang, Thomas David Evans
  • Patent number: 11891204
    Abstract: A cleaner assembly for an apparatus for making pouch products includes a cleaner roller and a poker roller. The cleaner roller may counter rotate with a rotatable drum of the apparatus, in contact with an upper surface of a first elastic layer on the rotatable drum, and at a greater tangential speed than at least one surface of an outer circumferential surface of the rotatable drum or an upper surface of the first elastic layer. The poker roller includes projections that are each configured to extend into one or more divots of the rotatable drum. The poker roller may counter rotate with the rotatable drum and at a same tangential speed as the at least one surface such that the projections extend into and out of separate, respective divots of the rotatable drum based on the counter rotation of the poker roller and the rotatable drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Jarrod W. Chalkley, Robert Powell, Christopher R. Newcomb, Jeremy Straight, Isaac J. McGill, James David Evans, Patrick McElhinney
  • Publication number: 20240039880
    Abstract: Various techniques for gesture-based community moderation are described, including activating a moderator application at a computing platform hosting a syndication of electronic messages, receiving a signal causing presentation of an electronic message at an interface, detecting an input associated with a position of each of the electronic messages on the interface and activating an automatic action by the moderator application, determining if a non-compliant message component is included in the each of the electronic messages, modifying each of the electronic messages if the non-compliant message component is detected, invoking a predicted automatic action based on the modified electronic message, and displaying the modified electronic message in a different position of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Khoros, LLC
    Inventors: David Evans, Vivekanand Venkatesh Kini, Colin Cooper, Vigneshwaran Dharmalingam, Tanmay Sinha
  • Publication number: 20230382571
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to provide portioned instances of a compressible material includes a channel assembly, a gas source, a cutting assembly, and a discharge assembly. The channel assembly holds a bulk instance of the material extending through upper and lower channels of a continuous channel. The gas source supplies gas to compress the bulk instance. The cutting assembly moves in relation to the channel assembly to isolate the upper and lower channels, severing upper and lower material portions of the bulk instance. The discharge assembly directs gas to impinge on a lower face of the cutting assembly to discharge the lower material portion as a portioned instance. The channel assembly may be moveable, where operation of the gas source, cutting assembly, and/or discharge assembly are based on moving the channel assembly between various positions. The gas supply may be controlled based on a determined property of the portioned instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Dwight David WILLIAMS, James David EVANS, Patrick Sean MCELHINNEY, Jarrod Wayne CHALKLEY
  • Patent number: 11827983
    Abstract: A combination of a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) coater and at least one capacitive proximity sensor, comprising: a CVD coater, and at least one capacitive proximity sensor attached to the CVD coater, wherein the at least one capacitive proximity sensor is arranged to determine the distance between a glass substrate and the CVD coater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: David Rimmer, Ian Ross Williams, Stephen Roland Day, Peter Michael Harris, David Evans
  • Patent number: 11826538
    Abstract: A circuit connector for a humidification system, the system comprising a base unit configured to be engaged by a humidification chamber. The circuit connector comprises an inlet to fluidly connect to an outlet of the humidification chamber to receive humidified gases therefrom, an outlet to sealably connect to or integral with a conduit for directing the humidified gases to a user, and an electrical terminal for electrically coupling the circuit connector to an electrical terminal associated with the base unit. The circuit connector may be releasably and lockably connectable to the outlet of the humidification chamber and/or orientation features may control orientation of component parts of the system as they are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, James William Stanton, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, Stephen David Evans, David Leon McCauley, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Gavin Walsh Millar, Thomas Jacques Fernand Maeckelberghe
  • Publication number: 20230366441
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to an electro-mechanical actuator that includes a screw, structurally segregated (split) housings, first and second nuts coupled to the screw, a sensor assembly, a plurality of motors, and a controller. The first nut is coupled to a first mounting point, and the second nut is coupled to a second mounting point. The sensor assembly may generate signals indicative of (e.g., relative) positions of left and right units of the actuator or positions of the first nut and the second nut on the screw. The controller controls the motors based on the signals generated by the sensor assembly. The motors may rotate each nut about a screw axis of the screw. This rotation results in one or both nuts moving along the screw. Movement between the first nut and the second nut along the screw adjusts a distance between the first mounting point and the second mounting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: David James Manzanares, Nozar George Sadeghi, Gonzalo Javier Rey, David Evan Edwards
  • Publication number: 20230359377
    Abstract: A method for dispatching input-output in a system. The system may include a centralized processing circuit, a plurality of persistent storage targets, a first input-output processor, and a second input-output processor. The method may include determining whether the first input-output processor is connected to a first target of the plurality of persistent storage targets; determining whether the second input-output processor is connected to the first target; and in response to determining that both the first input-output processor is connected to the first target, and the second input-output processor is connected to the first target, dispatching a first plurality of input-output requests, each to either the first input-output processor or the second input-output processor, the dispatching being in proportion to a service rate of the first input-output processor to the first target and a service rate of the second input-output processor to the first target, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Zhengyu Yang, Nithya Ramakrishnan, Allen Russell Andrews, Sudheendra Grama Sampath, T. David Evans, Clay Mayers
  • Patent number: 11811895
    Abstract: A method of data storage includes determining a latency distance from a primary node to each of two or more replica nodes, choosing a preferred replica node of the two or more replica nodes based on the determined latency distances, and write-caching data into the preferred replica node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengyu Yang, Jiayin Wang, Thomas David Evans
  • Patent number: 11801360
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Gavin Walsh Millar, Stephen David Evans, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, James William Stanton, David Leon McCauley, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Adrian John Elsworth, Michael John Andresen, Jonathan Andrew George Lambert, Sandeep Singh Gurm, Tessa Hazel Paris, Joseph Nathaniel Griffiths, Ping Si, Christopher Gareth Sims, Elmo Benson Stoks, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Peter Alan Seekup, Po-Yen Liu, Richard Edward Lang, Paul James Tonkin, Ian Lee Wai Kwan
  • Publication number: 20230328907
    Abstract: A bendable glass article having a bendable display unit is disclosed. The glass article includes a glass sheet including a first major surface and a second major surface opposite to the first major surface. A hinge mechanism is disposed on the second major surface of the glass sheet. The hinge mechanism divides the glass sheet into a first side and a second side. A bendable display unit is bonded to the second major surface of the glass sheet and disposed between the glass sheet and the hinge mechanism. An adhesive material is disposed on the second major surface of the glass sheet around the display. The first side is bendable about the hinge mechanism relative to the second side, and the bendable display unit is hermetically sealed within the adhesive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew Lee Black, Jordon Thomas Boggs, Matthew John Cempa, Kevin Thomas Gahagan, Evan Gray Kister, Balamurugan Meenakshi Sundaram, David Evan Robinson, Jason Scott Stewart
  • Publication number: 20230314199
    Abstract: A doser assembly includes a hopper assembly configured to receive filler material, a vibration transmission assembly coupled to the hopper assembly, and a paddle in a hopper opening that extends through the hopper assembly. The vibration transmission assembly includes a shaft that is configured to rotate around a central rotation axis, an eccentric that is fixed to the shaft and has a center that is radially offset from the central rotation axis, a connecting rod that is pivotably connected to the center of the eccentric, and a bracket that is pivotably connected to the connecting rod. A first end of the paddle is pivotably coupled to the hopper assembly at a paddle pivot joint. The paddle is fixed to the bracket of the vibration transmission assembly separately from the hopper assembly. The vibration transmission assembly is configured to cause the paddle to reciprocatingly pivot around the paddle pivot joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Jarrod W. CHALKLEY, Robert Powell, Christopher R. Newcomb, Jeremy Straight, Isaac J. McGill, James David Evans, Patrick McElhinney
  • Publication number: 20230297714
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems, methods, devices, and instructions for protected data use in a third-party software application, where use can be enabled while maintaining protection of the protected data from the third party software application. In particular, various embodiments provide a software application architecture that permits a data party that owns or maintains protected data to support a software development ecosystem where a third-party can develop a third-party software application that uses the protected data while denying the third-party access to the protected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Dylan Shane Eirinberg, David Evans, Adrian Jack Kant, Alexander R. Osborne, Matthew Saunders, William Wu
  • Patent number: 11753190
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to provide portioned instances of a compressible material includes a channel assembly, a gas source, a cutting assembly, and a discharge assembly. The channel assembly holds a bulk instance of the material extending through upper and lower channels of a continuous channel. The gas source supplies gas to compress the bulk instance. The cutting assembly moves in relation to the channel assembly to isolate the upper and lower channels, severing upper and lower material portions of the bulk instance. The discharge assembly directs gas to impinge on a lower face of the cutting assembly to discharge the lower material portion as a portioned instance. The channel assembly may be moveable, where operation of the gas source, cutting assembly, and/or discharge assembly are based on moving the channel assembly between various positions. The gas supply may be controlled based on a determined property of the portioned instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Dwight David Williams, James David Evans, Patrick Sean McElhinney, Jarrod Wayne Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20230278423
    Abstract: A glass article for a vehicle interior system (10). The glass article includes a glass sheet having first and second major surfaces with a minor surface connecting the first and second major surfaces. The glass sheet has a first side and a second side. A hinge is disposed on the second major surface of the glass sheet. The hinge divides the glass sheet between the first side and the second side. An encapsulating material is molded at least partially around the minor surface and at least partially over the second major surface. The second side of the glass sheet rotates about the hinge from a first configuration to a second configuration. In the first configuration, the first side forms a first angle with the second side, and in the second configuration, the first side forms a second angle, different from the first angle, with the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Evan Gray Kister, David Evan Robinson, Jason Scott Stewart
  • Patent number: 11740815
    Abstract: A method for dispatching input-output in a system. The system may include a centralized processing circuit, a plurality of persistent storage targets, a first input-output processor, and a second input-output processor. The method may include determining whether the first input-output processor is connected to a first target of the plurality of persistent storage targets; determining whether the second input-output processor is connected to the first target; and in response to determining that both the first input-output processor is connected to the first target, and the second input-output processor is connected to the first target, dispatching a first plurality of input-output requests, each to either the first input-output processor or the second input-output processor, the dispatching being in proportion to a service rate of the first input-output processor to the first target and a service rate of the second input-output processor to the first target, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengyu Yang, Nithya Ramakrishnan, Allen Russell Andrews, Sudheendra Grama Sampath, T. David Evans, Clay Mayers
  • Publication number: 20230264377
    Abstract: An apparatus includes channel assemblies in a rotatable section, a cutting assembly, a discharge assembly, and a cleanout assembly. The channel assembly holds a bulk instance of compressible material extending through upper and lower channels of a continuous channel. The cutting assembly moves in relation to the channel assembly to isolate the upper and lower channels, severing upper and lower material portions of the bulk instance. The discharge assembly directs gas into the lower channel of a channel assembly to discharge the lower material portion from the lower channel, based on radial alignment of a conduit assembly of the channel assembly with a conduit assembly of the discharge assembly. The cleanout assembly supplies a fluid through the conduit assembly of the channel assembly, based on radially alignment of the conduit assembly of the channel assembly with a conduit assembly of the cleanout assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client services LLC
    Inventors: Dwight David WILLIAMS, James David EVANS, Patrick Sean MCELHINNEY, Jarrod Wayne CHALKLEY, Christopher R. NEWCOMB, Robert V. POWELL
  • Publication number: 20230257149
    Abstract: A cleaner assembly for an apparatus for making pouch products includes a cleaner roller and a poker roller. The cleaner roller may counter rotate with a rotatable drum of the apparatus, in contact with an upper surface of a first elastic layer on the rotatable drum, and at a greater tangential speed than at least one surface of an outer circumferential surface of the rotatable drum or an upper surface of the first elastic layer. The poker roller includes projections that are each configured to extend into one or more divots of the rotatable drum. The poker roller may counter rotate with the rotatable drum and at a same tangential speed as the at least one surface such that the projections extend into and out of separate, respective divots of the rotatable drum based on the counter rotation of the poker roller and the rotatable drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Jarrod W. CHALKLEY, Robert POWELL, Christopher R. NEWCOMB, Jeremy STRAIGHT, Isaac J. MCGILL, James David EVANS, Patrick MCELHINNEY
  • Patent number: 11729125
    Abstract: Various techniques for gesture-based community moderation are described, including activating a moderator application at a computing platform hosting a syndication of electronic messages, receiving a signal causing presentation of an electronic message at an interface, detecting an input associated with a position of each of the electronic messages on the interface and activating an automatic action by the moderator application, determining if a non-compliant message component is included in the each of the electronic messages, modifying each of the electronic messages if the non-compliant message component is detected, invoking a predicted automatic action based on the modified electronic message, and displaying the modified electronic message in a different position of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Khoros, LLC
    Inventors: David Evans, Vivekanand Venkatesh Kini, Colin Cooper, Vigneshwaran Dharmalingam, Tanmay Sinha
  • Patent number: D1009298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Zenbooth, Inc.
    Inventors: Keven Bricknell, Elliot Shields, David Evans, Sam Johnson, Sebastian Hoek