Patents by Inventor David J. Ross

David J. Ross 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: 20210103760
    Abstract: Improvements are disclosed for detecting counterfeit objects, based on comparison to digital fingerprints that describe features found in images of objects known to be counterfeit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Justin Ross, Brian J. Elmenhurst, Mark Tocci, John Forbes, Heather Wheelock Ross
  • Patent number: 10955387
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical apparatus and method, the apparatus including a signal generator outputting a drive signal having a frequency, an oscillating structure, receiving the drive signal and oscillating at the frequency of the drive signal, and a bridge circuit, detecting the mechanical motion of the oscillating structure and outputting a signal representative of the mechanical motion. The ultrasonic surgical apparatus also includes a microcontroller receiving the signal output by the bridge circuit, the microcontroller determining an instantaneous frequency at which the oscillating structure is oscillating based on the received signal, and determining a frequency adjustment necessary to maintain the oscillating structure oscillating at its resonance frequency, the microcontroller further determining the quality (Q value) of the signal received from the bridge circuit and determining material type contacting the oscillating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Anthony B. Ross, David J. Van Tol, David S. Price
  • Publication number: 20210038292
    Abstract: A surgical instrument end effector assembly includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The second jaw member includes an ultrasonic blade body and first and second electrodes disposed on either side of the ultrasonic blade body and extending longitudinally along a majority of a length of the ultrasonic blade body. The ultrasonic blade body is adapted to receive ultrasonic energy from an ultrasonic waveguide. The first and second electrodes taper in width proximally to distally and are adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy. The first jaw member is movable relative to the second jaw member between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Rachael L. Kabala, Anthony B. Ross, David J. Van Tol, Robert B. Stoddard, Robert B. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210020168
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments provide a method and system for communicating air traffic control information. An audio signal comprising voice activity is received. Air traffic control information in the voice activity is identified using an artificial intelligence algorithm. A text transcript of the air traffic control information is generated and displayed on a confirmation display. Voice activity in the audio signal may be detected by identifying portions of the audio signal that comprise speech based on a comparison between the power spectrum of the audio signal and the power spectrum of noise and forming speech segments comprising the portions of the audio signal that comprise speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Dame, Yu Qiao, Taylor A. Riccetti, David J. Ross, Joshua Welshmeyer, Matthew Sheridan-Smith, Su Ying Li, Zarrin Khiang-Huey Chua, Jose A. Medina, Michelle D. Warren, Simran Pabla, Jasper P. Corleis
  • Patent number: 10875684
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sealing a threaded container are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to a ROPP closure with a novel pilfer band that may be used to seal a bottle shaped container without pressing directly against the bottle or deforming the bottle. The bottle includes an annular ring that is novel. Optionally, the annular ring can be formed without die necking or expanding the bottle neck. At least one protrusion which extends inwardly at least partially into the bottle annular ring is formed on the ROPP closure after the ROPP closure is positioned on the bottle neck. In one embodiment, the ROPP closure includes one inwardly oriented protrusion which extends around the circumference of the ROPP closure. The protrusion can be formed by a roller. Optionally, the protrusion has a substantially uniform depth. In another embodiment, the ROPP closure includes a plurality of individuals studs which each extend at least partially into the bottle annular ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Ross, David J. Bonfoey, Dean L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10872265
    Abstract: Improvements are disclosed for detecting counterfeit objects, based on comparison to digital fingerprints that describe features found in images of objects known to be counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alitheon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Justin Ross, Brian J. Elmenhurst, Mark Tocci, John Forbes, Heather Wheelock Ross
  • Patent number: 10714207
    Abstract: A scannable-latch random access memory (SLRAM) is disclosed. The SLRAM includes two rows of memory cells. The SLRAM includes a functional data input, a scan data input, a first and second functional data outputs, a scan data output, and a scan enable. The functional data input is connected to a first memory cell in a first and second rows of memory cells. The scan data input is connected to the first memory cell in the first or second row of memory cells. The first and second functional data outputs are connected to a last memory cell in the first and second row of memory cells, respectively. The scan data output is connected to the last memory cell in the first or second row of memory cells. The scan enable allows data to be output from the scan data output or the first and second functional data outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: David D Moser, Michael J. Frack, Jason F. Ross, Kevin Linger
  • Patent number: 10677764
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical apparatus and method, the apparatus including a signal generator outputting a drive signal having a frequency, an oscillating structure, receiving the drive signal and oscillating at the frequency of the drive signal, and a bridge circuit, detecting the mechanical motion of the oscillating structure and outputting a signal representative of the mechanical motion. The ultrasonic surgical apparatus also includes a microcontroller receiving the signal output by the bridge circuit, the microcontroller determining an instantaneous frequency at which the oscillating structure is oscillating based on the received signal, and determining a frequency adjustment necessary to maintain the oscillating structure oscillating at its resonance frequency, the microcontroller further determining the quality (Q value) of the signal received from the bridge circuit and determining material type contacting the oscillating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Anthony B. Ross, David J. Van Tol, David Price
  • Publication number: 20200132638
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical apparatus and method, the apparatus including a signal generator outputting a drive signal having a frequency, an oscillating structure, receiving the drive signal and oscillating at the frequency of the drive signal, and a bridge circuit, detecting the mechanical motion of the oscillating structure and outputting a signal representative of the mechanical motion. The ultrasonic surgical apparatus also includes a microcontroller receiving the signal output by the bridge circuit, the microcontroller determining an instantaneous frequency at which the oscillating structure is oscillating based on the received signal, and determining a frequency adjustment necessary to maintain the oscillating structure oscillating at its resonance frequency, the microcontroller further determining the quality (Q value) of the signal received from the bridge circuit and determining material type contacting the oscillating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony B. Ross, David J. Van Tol, David S. Price
  • Publication number: 20200105360
    Abstract: A scannable-latch random access memory (SLRAM) is disclosed. The SLRAM includes two rows of memory cells. The SLRAM includes a functional data input, a scan data input, a first and second functional data outputs, a scan data output, and a scan enable. The functional data input is connected to a first memory cell in a first and second rows of memory cells. The scan data input is connected to the first memory cell in the first or second row of memory cells. The first and second functional data outputs are connected to a last memory cell in the first and second row of memory cells, respectively. The scan data output is connected to the last memory cell in the first or second row of memory cells. The scan enable allows data to be output from the scan data output or the first and second functional data outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID D. MOSER, MICHAEL J. FRACK, JR., JASON F. ROSS, KEVIN LINGER
  • Publication number: 20200087130
    Abstract: Methods of sealing a metallic container are provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods that reduce the amount of force applied to a metallic bottle to seal the metallic bottle with a ROPP closure. The methods include use of a capping apparatus that may include more thread rollers than known capping apparatus. Optionally, the thread rollers may use more forming passes to form threads on the ROPP closure. The capping apparatus may also rotate one or more of the ROPP closure and the metallic container in a closing direction before the metallic container is discharged. In one embodiment, the thread rollers form the closure threads before or after a pilfer roller applies a sideload to the ROPP closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: BALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Ross, David J. Bonfoey
  • Patent number: 10513502
    Abstract: A propylene oxide separation system comprising a heavies distillation column configured to receive a crude propylene oxide stream and discharge a heavies purge bottoms comprising at least one impurity selected from acetone, methanol, aldehydes, aldehyde derivatives, water, heavy hydrocarbons comprising C5+, or combinations thereof, and discharge a heavies distillation column overhead stream comprising a majority of the propylene oxide entering with the crude propylene oxide stream, and a first extractive distillation column configured to receive the heavies distillation column overhead stream and a first extraction solvent stream comprising a hydrocarbon solvent, and discharge a lights purge overhead comprising at least one impurity selected from aldehydes (e.g., acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Elizabeth I. Ross-Medgaarden, David W. Leyshon, Karl P. Rufener, Sunti Kongkitisupchai, Richard J. Wolff, Kimberly A. Petry
  • Publication number: 20190241534
    Abstract: A propylene oxide separation system comprising a heavies distillation column configured to receive a crude propylene oxide stream and discharge a heavies purge bottoms comprising at least one impurity selected from acetone, methanol, aldehydes, aldehyde derivatives, water, heavy hydrocarbons comprising C5+, or combinations thereof, and discharge a heavies distillation column overhead stream comprising a majority of the propylene oxide entering with the crude propylene oxide stream, and a first extractive distillation column configured to receive the heavies distillation column overhead stream and a first extraction solvent stream comprising a hydrocarbon solvent, and discharge a lights purge overhead comprising at least one impurity selected from aldehydes (e.g., acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Lyondell Chemical Technology, L.P.
    Inventors: Elizabeth I. Ross-Medgaarden, David W. Leyshon, Karl P. Rufener, Sunti Kongkitisupchai, Richard J. Wolff, Kimberly A. Petry
  • Publication number: 20190216530
    Abstract: A surgical instrument end effector assembly includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The second jaw member includes an ultrasonic blade body and first and second electrodes disposed on either side of the ultrasonic blade body and extending longitudinally along a majority of a length of the ultrasonic blade body. The ultrasonic blade body is adapted to receive ultrasonic energy from an ultrasonic waveguide. The first and second electrodes taper in width proximally to distally and are adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy. The first jaw member is movable relative to the second jaw member between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: RACHAEL L. KABALA, ANTHONY B. ROSS, DAVID J. VAN TOL, ROBERT B. STODDARD, ROBERT B. SMITH
  • Patent number: 10355264
    Abstract: A battery is provided with a battery cover having a first cover mold insert and a second cover mold insert which are interchangeable in the cover prior to molding depending at least in part on the battery's polarity configuration. The first cover mold insert has a bushing that is relatively different in dimension, size and/or shape than the bushing of the second cover mold insert, such that each bushing is adapted to receive a cast-on-strap post of a relatively different dimension, size and/or shape. The first cover mold insert may also have a terminal that is relatively different in dimension, size and/or shape than the terminal of the second cover mold insert, such that each terminal is adapted to engage a formation connector contact of a relatively different dimension, size and/or shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CPS Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: William J. Ross, David Mendoza, Brian DeGuzman
  • Publication number: 20190175208
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical system includes an ultrasonic generator configured to output a drive signal, an ultrasonic transducer configured to receive the drive signal and output mechanical motion, a waveguide configured to transmit the mechanical motion to a blade disposed at a distal end portion thereof, a sensor, and a controller. The blade is configured to oscillate in response to receipt of the mechanical motion and defines a displacement when oscillating. The sensor is configured to sense a property indicative of tension on tissue and the controller is configured to adjust the drive signal to thereby adjust the displacement based upon the sensed property. A method of treating tissue includes applying a drive signal to an ultrasonic transducer to oscillate an ultrasonic blade, sensing a property indicative of a tension on the tissue, and adjusting the drive signal based upon the sensed property to thereby adjust the displacement of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: ANTHONY B. ROSS, DAVID J. VAN TOL
  • Publication number: 20190153196
    Abstract: A process to use an unsaturated polyester resin system comprising preparing a curable cumene-quat curing system. The cumene-quat curing system can comprise an unsaturated polyester resin, a peroxide initiator, a quaternary ammonium salt component, a 2,4-pentanedione component, and an inhibitor component. The peroxide initiator can comprise a cumene hydroperoxide component. The process can further comprise applying the curable cumene-quat curing system in a cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Hazen, David J. Herzog, Louis R. Ross, Joel R. Weber
  • Patent number: 9503834
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for providing an application catalog of served applications and data to wireless devices on a wireless network seeking to download the applications and/or data. The application catalog is displayable to a wireless device across the wireless network, and the application catalog lists at least a plurality of applications and/or data downloadable to wireless devices and the application catalog is optimized based upon predetermined criteria such that the preferred application and/or data to be downloaded by a wireless device is initially displayed to a wireless device attempting to access the application catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David J. Ross, Jason B. Kenagy, Mazen Chmaytelli, Samir K. Khazaka
  • Patent number: 9020111
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an originating communication device within a wireless communications system sends a call request to a server to initiate a communication session with a target communication device, and also sends, along with the call request, a session description request, the session description request requesting alerting data to be sent to the target communication device from the server in addition to a call announce message for announcing the communication session to the at least one target communication device, the alerting data describing a nature of the communication session. The server sends the call announce message and the alerting data to the target communication device. The target communication device receives the call announce message and the alerting data, notifies a user of the target communication device of the announced communication session and outputs the alerting data to the user of the target communication device in conjunction with the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Beth Ann Brewer, David J. Ross, Eric C. Rosen
  • Patent number: 8988214
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking exercise and personal security includes providing hardware for a portable computing device that allows the device to be worn on a person. The method includes receiving a selection of an exercise option with the portable computing device and receiving a selection of an automated alert option for personal security with the portable computing device while a person trains or competes. The portable computing device that is worn may display one or more biological outputs on a display and it may provide a user interface which has one or more selectable instant alert options. The user interface may also support two-way audio communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven R. Altman, David Vigil, Thomas F. Doyle, David J. Ross