Patents by Inventor David King

David King 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: 10407182
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle docking system can include a docking arm and a docking station. The docking arm can be mounted on the UAV and include a rod with an interface element positioned on top of the rod. The interface element can have charging contacts that are attached to wires that extend down to a charging circuit on the UAV. The docking station can be located separate from the docking arm and have a guidance cone to direct the docking arm to a capture mechanism. Once the interface element is in the capture mechanism, a charging dome is then lowered down onto the top of the interface element to form a circuit between a power source at the docking station and the UAV's battery. Upon completion of the charging process, the charging dome is raised and the capture mechanism releases the interface element of the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, for and on behalf of the University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Inventors: John Alcorn, Stewart King, Mark Bales, David Brian Landrum
  • Patent number: 10408495
    Abstract: A hot water heater appliance includes a boiler, a companion water heater and a controller. The controller is configured to control the water heater appliance in response to a scheduled plurality of performance modes based on a preset schedule. A first performance mode is scheduled to be performed at an expected low usage time and a second performance mode is scheduled to be performed at an expected high usage time relative to the expected low usage time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Marley-Wylain Company
    Inventors: Ryan Hardesty, Dan Karch, David King, Aaron Smith
  • Publication number: 20190272775
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated content delivery and evaluation are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory. The memory can include a content library database including a plurality of problems and data for stepwise evaluation of each of the plurality of problems. The system can include at least one server. The at least one server can automatically decompose a content item into a plurality of potential steps and associate attributes with the potential steps. The at least one server can receive a response from a user for the content item, identify steps in the received response, and select a next action based the identified steps of the received response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Noble, Victoria Kortan, Kateryna Lapina, David Strong, Eric Kattwinkel, Luis Oros, Quinn Lathrop, Matthew Sweeten, Thomas McTavish, David King, Johann Larusson, Timothy Stewart, Nina Shamsi, James David Corbin, Alex Nickel, Ron Itelman
  • Publication number: 20190272770
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated content delivery and evaluation are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory. The memory can include a content library database including a plurality of problems and data for stepwise evaluation of each of the plurality of problems. The system can include at least one server. The at least one server can automatically decompose a content item into a plurality of potential steps and associate attributes with the potential steps. The at least one server can receive a response from a user for the content item, identify steps in the received response, and select a next action based the identified steps of the received response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Victoria Kortan, Kateryna Lapina, David Strong, Eric Kattwinkel, Luis Oros, Quinn Lathrop, Matthew Sweeten, Thomas McTavish, David King, Johann Larusson, Timothy Stewart, Nina Shamsi, James David Corbin, Alex Nickel, Jacob Noble
  • Patent number: 10403001
    Abstract: An example method of generating three-dimensional objects based on two-dimensional images of at least part of the object may include: receiving, from a mobile computing device, a notification indicating that a plurality of images depicting an object have been uploaded to a first storage location; transmitting, to a rendering application, a rendering request specifying the first storage location; receiving, from the rendering application, a rendering response indicating that a polygonal mesh representing the images of the object has been stored at a second storage location; transmitting, to an interactive video gaming device, a notification of comprising an identifier of the third second storage location; and making a file comprising the polygonal mesh available for download by the interactive video gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: David Auclair, Gianvito Serra, Caleb Howard, Robert Jay Reynolds, Gerald Phaneuf, Aaron Jeromin, Michael Frederich Polak, Jerome Timothy Bradley, Edmond Lo, Thomas Ince, Ray Shannon, Timothy King
  • Publication number: 20190266076
    Abstract: A system for autonomously testing a computing system is disclosed. The system parses data obtained from a variety of sources, and extracts source concepts from the parsed data to generate models for inclusion in a set of agglomerated models. The system interacts with and explores features of a software application being tested by the system. Outputs and information obtained from the interaction are utilized by the system to update the models or generate new models for the set of agglomerated models. The agglomerated models are utilized by the system to execute tests on the application to detect potential defects and conflicts. Detected defects and conflicts may be included in a report for review. Feedback on the defects and conflicts may be utilized to further update the agglomerated models. The agglomerated models are updated recursively as additional data is obtained, further interactions are performed, and further outputs are generated over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Maliani, Robert L. Vanderwall, Michael L. Mattera, Dionny Santiago, Brian R. Muras, Keith A. Briggs, David Adamo, Tariq King
  • Publication number: 20190267681
    Abstract: Lead from lead acid battery scrap is recovered in two separate production streams as clean grid lead and as high-purity lead without smelting. In preferred aspects, lead recovery is performed in a continuous process that uses an aqueous electroprocessing solvent and electro-refining. Spent electroprocessing solvent and/or base utilized to treat lead paste from the lead acid battery scrap can be recycled to the recovery process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Dougherty, Michael John King, Robert Lewis Clarke, Stephen R. Clarke, Michael David Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 10393915
    Abstract: The present specification discloses methods for inspecting an object. The method includes scanning an object in a two-step process. In the primary scan, a truck or cargo container (container) is completely scanned with a fan beam radiation, the transmitted radiation is measured with an array of detectors, and the transmission information and optionally the fission signatures are analyzed to determine the presence of high-density, high-Z and fissionable materials. If the container alarms in one or more areas, the areas are subjected to a secondary scan. This is done by precisely repositioning the container to the location of the suspect areas, adjusting the scanning system to focus on the suspect areas, performing a stationary irradiation of the areas, and analyzing the measured feature signatures to clear or confirm the presence of SNM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsahi Gozani, Joseph Bendahan, Michael Joseph King, Timothy John Shaw, John David Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20190256890
    Abstract: Provided herein is a fluidic cartridge having a body comprising a malleable material and a layer comprising a deformable material bonded to a surface of the body that seals one or more fluidic channels that communicate with one or more valve bodies formed in a surface of the body. The valve can be closed by applying pressure to the deformable material sufficient to crush and close off a fluidic channel in the body. Also provided are a cartridge interface configured to engage the cartridge. Also provided is a system including a cartridge interface and methods of using the cartridge and system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: David Eberhart, William D. Nielsen, Helen Franklin, Stevan B. Jovanovich, Dennis Lehto, Kaiwan Chear, James Klevenberg, Chungsoo Charles Park, Corey M. Smith, Philip Justus Wunderle, David King
  • Patent number: 10372213
    Abstract: A haptic glove comprises a glove body including a glove digit corresponding to a phalange of a user hand. The glove digit has a first ribbon layer of a first average width and a second ribbon layer of a second average width greater than the first average width. The first and second ribbon layers are configured to be positioned on a first surface of the digit and formed lengthwise along a bend centerline of the glove digit that bisects a surface of the glove digit. A central axis of the second ribbon layer is aligned with a central axis of the first ribbon layer. The first ribbon layer comprises a first extendible material having a first range of elastic extensibility and the second ribbon layer comprises a second extendible material having a second range of elastic extensibility greater than the first range of elastic extensibility of the first ribbon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Publication number: 20190233888
    Abstract: This disclosure provides, among other things, a cartridge comprising: (a) a cartridge body comprising a malleable material and having, disposed on a surface of the body, at least one valve body comprising a valve inlet and a valve outlet, each fluidically connected to a fluidic channel; and (b) a layer comprising a deformable material bonded to a surface of the cartridge body and sealing the at least one valve body at points of attachment, thereby forming at least one valve; wherein the at least one valve body is depressed in the cartridge body relative to the points of attachment and wherein the deformable material covering the at least one valve body retains sufficient elasticity after deformation such that in a ground state the valve is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Philip Justus Wunderle, Chungsoo Charles Park, David King, Dennis Lehto
  • Publication number: 20190228247
    Abstract: A biometric biochemical analysis system includes a user interface module to provide instructions for collecting and handling biochemical sampling and processing related to biometric data gathering as well as capturing biometric data using digital data capturing devices. The user interface module and display are integrated with analysis and communications portions of the biometric biochemical analysis system to provide a portable system for multi-portion data collecting, storage, verification, and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert A. Schueren, David King, Chungsoo Charles Park, Stevan B. Jovanovich
  • Patent number: 10353466
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a haptic device that includes an elastic planar member. The haptic device also includes an inelastic planar member attached to the elastic planar member. Additional elastic and inelastic planar members may be attached to the inelastic planar member, with each elastic planar member attached to an inelastic planar member in an alternating fashion. An inflatable bladder is attached to a first surface of the inelastic planar member. Additional inflatable bladders may be attached to the additional inelastic planar members. The inflation of the inflatable bladder(s) causes a curvature in the inelastic planar member. This curvature increases the rigidity of the inelastic planar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Jack Lindsay, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Publication number: 20190211525
    Abstract: A filter assembly for relieving hydrostatic pressure includes a housing with a flange and a shell. The flange includes an opening extending through the flange and the shell includes a base and a terminating end. The base of the shell is connected to the flange at the opening and extends away from the flange toward the terminating end. The filter assembly also includes a coupling mechanism with a drain pipe orifice to accept a drain pipe therein. The coupling mechanism is movably connected to the terminating end of the shell such that the coupling mechanism can move relative to the shell to change a position of the drain pipe orifice relative to the terminating end of the shell. The filter assembly also includes a filter cartridge removably positioned inside the shell and a face plate removably connected to the flange to secure the filter cartridge inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Jet Filter Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David R. HEILMAN, Doug STOUTIN, David GENTRY, Anthony KING, Kyle C. EDMONDSON
  • Patent number: 10347094
    Abstract: A sensor records information about skin stretch perceived by a user based on an interaction with a real object. The sensor includes a mechanical housing configured to be worn on a finger of a user, and a mechanism coupled to the mechanical housing. The mechanism includes a first bearing that rotates in a first direction in response to an interaction with a surface. The mechanism also includes a second bearing coupled to the first bearing, such that rotation of the first bearing causes the second bearing to rotate in a direction opposite to the first direction. The second bearing is in contact with a portion of the finger, and includes a feedback surface that simulates a force associated with the interaction with the surface. The sensor includes a controller configured to monitor rotation of the second bearing and record skin stretch information responsive to the interaction with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Publication number: 20190203488
    Abstract: A system for limiting the flow from a dispensing valve when a dispensing cartridge is replaced with the system including a dispenser cartridge with a cam and a water socket with a flow limiter therein that is activeable in response to the position of the dispenser cartridge in the dispensing valve and operable in response to an upstream fluid pressure in the dispensing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph King, Jeffrey Johnson, Paul Freeberg, David Guy, Terry Goeman, Kenneth V. Schomburg
  • Patent number: 10340561
    Abstract: Lead from lead acid battery scrap is recovered in two separate production streams as clean grid lead and as high-purity lead without smelting. In preferred aspects, lead recovery is performed in a continuous process that uses an aqueous electroprocessing solvent and electro-refining. Spent electroprocessing solvent and/or base utilized to treat lead paste from the lead acid battery scrap can be recycled to the recovery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Aqua Metals Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Dougherty, Michael John King, Robert Lewis Clarke, Stephen R. Clarke, Michael David Hurwitz
  • Patent number: D853873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: IntegenX Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Schueren, Alexander Kindwall, David King, Chungsoo Charles Park, James Klevenberg
  • Patent number: D856033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: King Furniture Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: David King
  • Patent number: D856713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: King Furniture Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: David King