Patents by Inventor David Fletcher

David Fletcher 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: 10504232
    Abstract: Mixed-reality systems are provided for using anchor data structures, such as anchor graphs, within a mixed-reality environment. These systems utilize anchor components, such as anchor vertexes, that comprise at least one first key frame, a first mixed-reality element, and at least one first transform connecting the at least one first key frame to the first mixed-reality element. Anchor connecting components, such as anchor edges, comprise transformations that connect the anchor components (e.g., anchor vertexes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy K. Ard, Gabriel Takacs, David M. Gedye, James Fletcher, Matthew Sammis Ashman
  • Patent number: 10491558
    Abstract: A network-connected communication system is provided, via which individuals may engage in dialog with one or more dialog members. Differing views of the dialog may be presented to different individuals, based on the viewer's association with the dialog and/or variable privacy settings associated with the dialog. Dialogs may be initiated as private conversations, with members electing to make available views of the conversation to individuals other than the dialog members. Tools, such as redaction tools, may be provided for dialog participants to control availability of dialog content outside of dialog members. A dialog display user interface may be provided to dialog members, which includes a toggle permitting members to toggle between public and private dialog views, thereby highlighting differences in how a dialog is rendered to different audiences. Association-based and variable privacy may also be implemented in connection with online forums and restricted access communities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Morrison, Martin Sielaff, Todd Fletcher, Tony Helvey, David Holland, Chris Hooven, Charles Godewyn, Albert Bori
  • Patent number: 10481237
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for controlling a measurement device remotely through gestures performed by a user. The method includes providing a relationship between a command and a gestures. A gesture is performed by the user with the user's body that corresponds to the user gesture. The gesture performed by the user is detected. A command is determined based at least in part on the detected gesture. Then the command is executed with the laser tracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Bridges, David H. Parker, Kelley Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190299213
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical diagnostic system. In various embodiments, the system includes a housing, a first receptacle in the housing for receiving a reagent container, a second receptacle in the housing for receiving a working fluid and waste container, where the second receptacle is larger than the first receptacle, two reagent access needles positioned and fixed within the first receptacle with each of the two reagent access needles being substantially horizontal to horizontally access the reagent container, and a working fluid access needle and a waste access needle positioned and fixed within the second receptacle with the working fluid access needle and the waste access needle being substantially horizontal to horizontally access the working fluid and waste container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Fletcher, David L. Connolly, Anne Leavitt, Matthew M. Furtney, Christopher Labak, Christopher Aiston, Daniel O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190299214
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical diagnostic system. In various embodiments, the system includes a housing, a first receptacle in the housing for receiving a reagent container, a second receptacle in the housing for receiving a working fluid and waste container, where the second receptacle is larger than the first receptacle, two reagent access needles positioned and fixed within the first receptacle with each of the two reagent access needles being positioned to access the reagent container, and a working fluid access needle and a waste access needle positioned and fixed within the second receptacle with the working fluid access needle and the waste access needle being positioned to access the working fluid and waste container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Fletcher, David L. Connolly, Anne Leavitt, Matthew M. Furtney, Christopher Labak, Christopher Aiston, Daniel O'Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190243117
    Abstract: An imaging system consisting of a cell-phone with camera as the detection part of an optical train which includes other components. Optionally, an illumination system to create controlled contrast in the sample. Uses include but are not limited to disease diagnosis, symptom analysis, and post-procedure monitoring, and other applications to humans, animals, and plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Daniel Fletcher, Wendy Hansen, Neil Switz, David N. Breslauer, Erik Douglas, Robi Maamari, Wilbur Lam, Jesse Dill
  • Patent number: 10352062
    Abstract: A temporary maintenance enclosure for the maintenance of at least part of a turbine blade, said enclosure comprises a number of side walls which substantially surround the circumference of a blade in need of maintenance; and a roof extending from said side walls towards said blade; wherein said roof comprises an aperture through which said blade is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ventura Wind Energy Limited
    Inventor: David Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190180457
    Abstract: Mixed-reality systems are provided for using anchor data structures, such as anchor graphs, within a mixed-reality environment. These systems utilize anchor components, such as anchor vertexes, that comprise at least one first key frame, a first mixed-reality element, and at least one first transform connecting the at least one first key frame to the first mixed-reality element. Anchor connecting components, such as anchor edges, comprise transformations that connect the anchor components (e.g., anchor vertexes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Tracy K. Ard, Gabriel Takacs, David M. Gedye, James Fletcher, Matthew Sammis Ashman
  • Publication number: 20190162172
    Abstract: A temporary maintenance enclosure for the maintenance of at least part of a turbine blade, the enclosure comprises a platform arranged, in use, to border at least part of the circumference of a blade in need of maintenance; at least one wall and a roof which are carried by the platform; the at least one wall extending from the platform; wherein said roof extends from the wall towards the blade; and wherein the enclosure further comprises a flexible sheath which seals onto the blade to provide a sealed volume for maintenance of said blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: David Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10221867
    Abstract: An aspirator for creating vacuum is disclosed that includes a housing defining a fluid passageway with a first tapering portion and a second tapering portion. Each tapering portion has a larger internal opening and a smaller internal opening, the smaller openings facing one another. The aspirator includes a gate positioned between and in fluid communication with the first and second tapering portions, the gate having a first Venturi tube with a Venturi opening creating vacuum when fluid flows in a direction and a second Venturi tube with a Venturi opening that creates vacuum when fluid flows in the opposite direction. The Venturi openings are in fluid communication with a suction port, and the first and second Venturi tubes may provide different mass flow rates through the aspirator. An engine system having an aspirator with a gate having a first bore and a second bore and an actuator is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Hampton, David Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, Rex Bravo, James H. Miller, Matt Gilmer, Andrew Niedert
  • Patent number: 10184055
    Abstract: The present invention discloses polythiol compositions containing polythiol molecules having both thiol groups and intermolecular sulfide groups. Processes for producing such polythiol compositions also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Michael S. Matson, Colin Cameron, Anthony Colin Wright, Ian David Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20180267699
    Abstract: A computing device and method for providing a user interface for summarizing and presenting information regarding dynamic provisioning and deployment of media processing resources, in a manner that is easy and intuitive and analogizes well to conventional physical media processing deployment. Users are not required to understand hypervisor configuration or virtual machine deployment, or switch through various layers and screens to find configuration information or controls, a process that may be particularly slow, complex, and difficult to learn, particularly for media and broadcast engineers unfamiliar with virtualization technologies. Instead, the present user interface improves efficiency of use of the computing environment for media processing, by providing deployment information in a format similar to physical processing deployment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ian David FLETCHER
  • Patent number: 10077746
    Abstract: Noise attenuation units are disclosed that are connectable in a system as part of a fluid flow path. Such units include a housing defining an internal cavity and having a first port and a second port each connectable to a fluid flow path and in fluid communication with one another through the internal cavity, and a noise attenuating member seated in the internal cavity of the housing within the flow of the fluid communication between the first port and the second port. The noise attenuating member enables the fluid communication between the first port and the second port to flow through the noise attenuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Hampton, David Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, Rex Bravo
  • Publication number: 20180248831
    Abstract: We receive messages today through multiple channels such as telephone, texts, emails, social media posts etc. and can struggle to prioritize, miss messages, etc. which can impact sales, service, and other customer orientated activities within businesses, service providers etc. Embodiments of the invention exploit a communication model wherein the conventional delay is augmented with filters, recirculating delay lines, decision circuits and loads to exploit an electrical analogy. This model allows different priority messages to be handled and recognizes that messages have different priorities associated with them and that these priorities are dynamic and do not necessarily depend solely upon the sender and recipient but also the context of that communication within an overall activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: DAVID FLETCHER
  • Publication number: 20180187030
    Abstract: The present invention discloses polythiol compositions containing polythiol molecules having both thiol groups and intermolecular sulfide groups. Processes for producing such polythiol compositions also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael S. Matson, Colin Cameron, Anthony Colin Wright, Ian David Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9955553
    Abstract: This invention concerns a light tower (10) having a main body (12) and a mast (26) extending from the main body (12) such that the mast (26) is extendable between a retracted configuration and at least one extended configuration. A lighting unit (34) is mounted to the mast (26). Supports (44), such as legs, are arranged to support the main body in use. Sensors (56) are provided for monitoring the load distribution of the light tower (10) between the supports (44). A controller (64) is configured to alter the load distribution of the light tower (10) according to a comparison between the monitored load distribution and a predetermined acceptable load distribution range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Heimdall (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Christopher David Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9944803
    Abstract: The present invention discloses polythiol compositions containing polythiol molecules having both thiol groups and intermolecular sulfide groups. Processes for producing such polythiol compositions also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Michael S. Matson, Colin Cameron, Anthony Colin Wright, Ian David Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9828953
    Abstract: A pneumatically actuated vacuum pump is disclosed. The pneumatically actuated vacuum pump includes a body. The body defines at least two converging motive sections each having an outlet end, at least two diverging discharge sections each having an inlet end, and at least one Venturi gap. The Venturi gap is located between the outlet ends of the at least two converging motive sections and the inlet ends of the at least two diverging discharge sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Fletcher, James H. Miller, Keith Hampton, Brian M. Graichen
  • Patent number: 9822785
    Abstract: Recirculation systems for engine intake air are disclosed having a turbocharger compressor with an inlet and an outlet, a recirculation pathway connecting fluid flow from the outlet of the turbocharger compressor to fluid flow into the inlet of the turbocharger compressor, and a recirculation valve assembly controlling fluid flow through the recirculation pathway. The recirculation valve assembly includes an actuator operating a valve coupled to an aspirator assembly that produces vacuum when the fluid flows through the recirculation pathway from the inlet to the outlet and when fluid flows through the recirculation pathway from the outlet to the inlet. Fluid flows through the recirculation pathway from the outlet to the inlet when the turbocharger generates boost. The vacuum generated by the aspirator assembly is in fluid communication with the actuator to move the valve between two or more positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, James H. Miller, Keith Hampton, Matt Gilmer, Rex Bravo, Andrew Niedert
  • Publication number: 20170159622
    Abstract: Noise attenuation units are disclosed that are connectable in a system as part of a fluid flow path. Such units include a housing defining an internal cavity and having a first port and a second port each connectable to a fluid flow path and in fluid communication with one another through the internal cavity, and a noise attenuating member seated in the internal cavity of the housing within the flow of the fluid communication between the first port and the second port. The noise attenuating member enables the fluid communication between the first port and the second port to flow through the noise attenuating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Hampton, David Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, Rex Bravo