Patents by Inventor David Lyons

David Lyons 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: 11104315
    Abstract: A brake arrangement for a vehicle comprising a braking system arranged to vary hydraulic or pneumatic brake pressure that is arranged to apply a pressure to a brake caliper; an electric motor arranged to generate a braking torque that is applied to a first wheel when the electric motor is placed in a braking mode of operation, wherein the electric motor is arranged to vary brake torque generated when the electric motor is in the braking mode dependent upon a predetermined operating condition of the braking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PROTEAN ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher David Hilton, Angus Rutherford Lyon
  • Patent number: 11076576
    Abstract: A clumpable animal litter comprises composite particles of filler materials, such as limestone and sand, and sodium bentonite. The filler materials have a lower bulk density as compared to a granular mixture of the same percentage of filler and sodium bentonite clay and contain up to eighty-five percent less clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: Perry Nga, David Lyons, Ahmed Drief, Kaitlin Lawler
  • Patent number: 11067273
    Abstract: Process and device for pneumatically conveying a powdery material comprising the steps of Pneumatically conveying a powdery material in a pneumatic conveying pipeline (first) and into said recipient by a flow generated by a blower, A powdery material dosing step, A fluctuation step of pressure drop in said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient, wherein a sonic device generates sonic waves inside said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient and provides a counteraction on the fluctuation step of the pressure drop in said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: S.A. LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
    Inventors: Hugues Baquet, Johan Heiszwolf, Joel Letouzey, David Lyons, Chad Timothy Metz, Howard Braxton Fitzgerald, Gregory M. Filippelli
  • Patent number: 10874975
    Abstract: A powdery calcium-magnesium compound used as a sorbent composition in flue gas treatment, compatible with electrostatic precipitators. The calcium magnesium compound is doped with calcium nitrate or nitric acid to reduce the electrical resistivity of the particles, increasing their collection efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: S. A. Lhoist Recherche et Developpement
    Inventors: Rodney Foo, David Lyons, Ian Saratovsky
  • Publication number: 20200401367
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A computing device stores reference song characterization data and receives digital audio data. The computing device determines whether the digital audio data represents music and then performs a different process to recognize that the digital audio data represents a particular reference song. The computing device then outputs an indication of the particular reference song.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dominik Roblek, Blaise Hilary Aguera-Arcas, Thomas W. Hume, Marvin Karl Ritter, Brandon Charles Barbello, Kevin I. Kilgour, Mihajlo Velimirovic, Christopher Thornton, Gabriel Oak Taubman, James David Lyon, Jan Heinrich Althaus, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Julian James Odell, Matthew Sharifi, Beat Gfeller
  • Patent number: 10809968
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A computing device stores reference song characterization data and receives digital audio data. The computing device determines whether the digital audio data represents music and then performs a different process to recognize that the digital audio data represents a particular reference song. The computing device then outputs an indication of the particular reference song.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dominik Roblek, Blaise Hilary Aguera-Arcas, Thomas W. Hume, Marvin Karl Ritter, Brandon Charles Barbello, Kevin I. Kilgour, Mihajlo Velimirovic, Christopher Thornton, Gabriel Oak Taubman, James David Lyon, Jan Heinrich Althaus, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Julian James Odell, Matthew Sharifi, Beat Gfeller
  • Patent number: 10761802
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for indicating a reference song. A computing device stores reference song characterization data that identifies a plurality of audio characteristics for each reference song in a plurality of reference songs. The computing device receives digital audio data that represents audio recorded by a microphone, converts the digital audio data from time-domain format into frequency-domain format, and uses the digital audio data in the frequency-domain format in a music-characterization process. In response to determining that characterization values for the digital audio data are most relevant to characterization values for a particular reference song, the computing device outputs an indication of the particular reference song.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dominik Roblek, Blaise Hilary Aguera-Arcas, Thomas W. Hume, Marvin Karl Ritter, Brandon Charles Barbello, Kevin I. Kilgour, Mihajlo Velimirović, Christopher Thornton, Gabriel Oak Taubman, James David Lyon, Jan Heinrich Althaus, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Julian James Odell, Matthew Sharifi, Beat Gfeller
  • Publication number: 20200200385
    Abstract: Process and device for pneumatically conveying a powdery material comprising the steps of Pneumatically conveying a powdery material in a pneumatic conveying pipeline (first) and into said recipient by a flow generated by a blower, A powdery material dosing step, A fluctuation step of pressure drop in said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient, wherein a sonic device generates sonic waves inside said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient and provides a counteraction on the fluctuation step of the pressure drop in said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Hugues Baquet, Johan Heiszwolf, Joel Letouzey, David Lyons, Chad Timothy Metz, Howard Braxton Fitzgerald, Gregory M. Filippelli
  • Publication number: 20200174916
    Abstract: A method of validating a design for a graphical user interface of a motor vehicle includes creating a tentative design, and/or a few drafts or prototype for the graphical user interface. A blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is produced. The blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is tested for readability and whether the overall GUI design is suited to be perceived at a glance. If it is determined that the blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is not readable or understandable, then the graphical user interface is redesigned and the producing and testing steps are repeated for the redesigned graphical user interface. After the blurred graphical user interface design has been determined to be readable, then a higher fidelity graphical user interface is made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Sachiko Kobayashi, Patrick Hanslits, David Lyon, Gary L. Braddock, Narayani Mital
  • Patent number: 10627108
    Abstract: Process and device for pneumatically conveying a powdery material comprising the steps of Pneumatically conveying a powdery material in a pneumatic conveying pipeline (first) and into said recipient by a flow generated by a blower, A powdery material dosing step, A fluctuation step of pressure drop in said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient, wherein a sonic device generates sonic waves inside said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient and provides a counteraction on the fluctuation step of the pressure drop in said pneumatic conveying pipeline or up to said recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: S.A. Lhoist Recherche et Developpement
    Inventors: Hugues Baquet, Johan Heiszwolf, Joel Letouzey, David Lyons, Chad Timothy Metz, Howard Braxton Fitzgerald, Gregory M. Filippelli
  • Patent number: 10592401
    Abstract: A method of validating a design for a graphical user interface of a motor vehicle includes creating a tentative design, and/or a few drafts or prototype for the graphical user interface. A blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is produced. The blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is tested for readability and whether the overall GUI design is suited to be perceived at a glance. If it is determined that the blurred version of the tentative graphical user interface design is not readable or understandable, then the graphical user interface is redesigned and the producing and testing steps are repeated for the redesigned graphical user interface. After the blurred graphical user interface design has been determined to be readable, then a higher fidelity graphical user interface is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Sachiko Kobayashi, Patrick Hanslits, David Lyon, Gary L. Braddock, Narayani Mital
  • Publication number: 20200016527
    Abstract: A powdery calcium-magnesium compound used as a sorbent composition in flue gas treatment, compatible with electrostatic precipitators. The calcium magnesium compound is doped with calcium nitrate or nitric acid to reduce the electrical resistivity of the particles, increasing their collection efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: S. A. Lhoist Recherche et Developpement
    Inventors: Rodney Foo, David Lyons, Ian Saratovsky
  • Publication number: 20190387685
    Abstract: The invention relates to an end-effector device and automated selective thinning system. The system includes vision acquisition hardware, kinematic targeting and heuristic programming, a robotic arm, and a pomologically designed end-effector. The system is utilized to improve efficiency for the fruit-thinning process in a tree orchard, such as peach thinning. By automating the mechanical process of fruit thinning, selective fruit-thinners can eliminate manual labor inputs and further enhance favorable blossom removal. Automation used in conjunction with a heuristic approach provides improvements to the system. The system may also be configured as a robotic arm or as a handheld system by including a battery and switching microcontroller with handle or wrist straps. Handheld thinning devices that are mechanical in nature may also be part of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: David Lyons, Paul Heinemann
  • Patent number: 10508785
    Abstract: A light system for a fireplace, including a plurality of lights, and a chaos circuit coupled to the plurality of lights. The chaos circuit is configured to provide signals to the plurality of lights to provide naturalistic flame lighting and naturalistic ember lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HNI Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Miller, David Lyons, Suman Minnaganti
  • Publication number: 20190320612
    Abstract: A clumpable animal litter comprises composite particles of filler materials, such as limestone and sand, and sodium bentonite. The filler materials have a lower bulk density as compared to a granular mixture of the same percentage of filler and sodium bentonite clay and contain up to eighty-five percent less clay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Perry Nga, David Lyons, Ahmed Drief, Kaitlin Lawler
  • Patent number: 10448578
    Abstract: The invention relates to an end-effector device and automated selective thinning system. The system includes vision acquisition hardware, kinematic targeting and heuristic programming, a robotic arm, and a pomologically designed end-effector. The system is utilized to improve efficiency for the fruit-thinning process in a tree orchard, such as peach thinning By automating the mechanical process of fruit thinning, selective fruit-thinners can eliminate manual labor inputs and further enhance favorable blossom removal. Automation used in conjunction with a heuristic approach provides improvements to the system. The system may also be configured as a robotic arm or as a handheld system by including a battery and switching microcontroller with handle or wrist straps. Handheld thinning devices that are mechanical in nature may also be part of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: David Lyons, Paul Heinemann
  • Patent number: 10427951
    Abstract: In one example, a filter cartridge includes a housing having a fluid entry port and a fluid exit port, and the housing has a chamber in fluid communication with the fluid entry port and the fluid exit port. A first medium is disposed within the chamber and includes a material that serves to change the pH of a fluid passing through the first medium. A filtration medium is disposed in the chamber downstream of the first medium and arranged to receive effluent of the first medium. The filtration medium includes a material configured to remove a metal from a fluid passing through the filtration medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Brita LP
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Andrea Diaz, Jonathan McDonald, David Lyons
  • Patent number: 10383308
    Abstract: A clumpable animal litter comprises composite particles of filler materials, such as limestone and sand, and sodium bentonite. The filler materials have a lower bulk density as compared to a granular mixture of the same percentage of filler and sodium bentonite clay and contain up to eighty-five percent less clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Perry Nga, David Lyons, Ahmed Drief, Kaitlin Lawler
  • Publication number: 20190102458
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A computing device stores reference song characterization data and receives digital audio data. The computing device determines whether the digital audio data represents music and then performs a different process to recognize that the digital audio data represents a particular reference song. The computing device then outputs an indication of the particular reference song.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Dominik Roblek, Blaise Aguera-Arcas, Tom Hume, Marvin Ritter, Brandon Barbello, Kevin Kilgour, Mihajlo Velimirovic, Christopher Walter George Thornton, Gabriel Taubman, James David Lyon, Jan Athaus, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Julian Odell, Matthew Sharifi, Beat Gfeller
  • Publication number: 20190102144
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for indicating a reference song. A computing device stores reference song characterization data that identifies a plurality of audio characteristics for each reference song in a plurality of reference songs. The computing device receives digital audio data that represents audio recorded by a microphone, converts the digital audio data from time-domain format into frequency-domain format, and uses the digital audio data in the frequency-domain format in a music-characterization process. In response to determining that characterization values for the digital audio data are most relevant to characterization values for a particular reference song, the computing device outputs an indication of the particular reference song.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Dominik Roblek, Blaise Aguera-Arcas, Tom Hume, Marvin Ritter, Brandon Barbello, Kevin Kilgour, Mihajlo Velimirovic, Christopher Walter George Thornton, Gabriel Taubman, James David Lyon, Jan Althaus, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Julian Odell, Matthew Sharifi, Beat Gfeller