Patents by Inventor David M. Adams

David M. Adams 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: 20190175152
    Abstract: A method of calibrating an ultrasound probe includes mounting an ultrasound probe onto a calibration system, transmitting an ultrasound test signal from an element of the probe through a test medium of the calibration system, and receiving the test signal on a matrix of hydrophones such that an element's position relative to other elements and other arrays within the same probe can be computed. Further, the system described herein is configured to detect the acoustic performance of elements of a probe and report the results to an end user or service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: MAUI IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: David M. SMITH, Sharon L. ADAM, Donald F. SPECHT, Kenneth D. BREWER, John P. LUNSFORD, David J. SPECHT
  • Publication number: 20190160803
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Michael W Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A Desai, David M Walter, Ebonni J Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron
  • Publication number: 20190133367
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system that can dispense both cold and hot drinks from either cold drink capsules or hot drink capsules. The cold or hot drink capsule is inserted into the system, and the lid is manually closed. if a cold drink capsule has been inserted, a mechanism cracks the capsule along a predetermined seam, injects cold mixing fluid into the capsule, and then rotates the capsule to pour out or further flush out the cold drink into a cup. If a hot drink capsule has been inserted, the lid is closed, and a rotating needle pierces the top of the capsule. The capsule is then punctured from the bottom. Hot water can then be injected into the top of the capsule, and the hot drink can be removed from the bottom into a cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: La Vit Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gian Matteo Lo Faro, Alan M. Crosby, George Kingman Bonnoitt, David Preston Adams, Alan Kenneth Stratton
  • Patent number: 10274898
    Abstract: The combination of a wearable device and a security assembly. The wearable device has a band configured to extend at least partially around a limb of a user to maintain the wearable device operatively supported on the user's limb. The security assembly has a flexible sensor configured to define an electrical circuit path. The flexible sensor is secured to the band in an operative state. A stabilizing assembly is configured to bear a part of the flexible sensor against the wearable device with the stabilizing assembly in an operative state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20190054999
    Abstract: A structural panel is provided that includes a first core structure and a second core structure. The second core structure includes a plurality of core components, which components includes a corrugated ribbon, a first wall and a second wall. The corrugated ribbon includes a plurality of baffles and a plurality of porous septums. The baffles and the porous septums are laterally between and connected to the first wall and the second wall. Each of the porous septums are longitudinally between a respective adjacent pair of the baffles. A first of the core components projects longitudinally into and/or along the first core structure at a splice joint between the first core structure and the second core structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Sreenivas Narayanan Nampy, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20180363558
    Abstract: A panel is provided for attenuating noise. This panel includes a perforated first skin, a second skin, an array of corrugations, a first channel, a second channel, a plurality of first sidewalls and a plurality of second sidewalls. The array of corrugations includes a first corrugation and a second corrugation. Each of the corrugations includes a baffle and a septum. The first channel is formed by the baffle of the first corrugation, the septum of the first corrugation and the first skin. The second channel is formed by the baffle of the second corrugation, the septum of the first corrugation and the second skin. The first sidewalls divide the first channel into a plurality of first chambers. The second sidewalls divide the second channel into a plurality of second chambers. A first of the second chambers is fluidly coupled with a subset of the first chambers through perforations in the septum of the first corrugation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Luby Weaver, Charles M. Biset, Jeffrey Woods, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20180361684
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a composite structure includes: providing first mandrels, each first mandrel including a base and a plurality of projections arranged longitudinally along and projecting vertically out from the base; providing second mandrels; providing first ribbon plies, each first ribbon ply including a sheet of fibrous material; arranging each first ribbon ply with a respective first mandrel, the arranging of each first ribbon ply including substantially covering each surface of each of the projections of one of the first mandrels with a respective first ribbon ply; mating each second mandrel with a respective first mandrel such that each first ribbon ply is sandwiched between a respective first mandrel and a respective second mandrel; and curing resin disposed with the first ribbon plies to consolidate the first ribbon plies together and form a fiber-reinforced composite core structure of an acoustic panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: David M. Adams, Jeffrey Woods, Luby Weaver, Randy A. Monton, Charles M. Biset
  • Publication number: 20180108231
    Abstract: A wireless system for monitoring portable articles includes a base unit comprising a programmed controller operatively associated with a base wireless communication circuit and a base alarm indicator circuit. At least one wireless sensor comprises a housing enclosing a programmed controller operatively associated with a sensor wireless communication circuit, for communicating with the base wireless communication circuit. A security assembly is configured to: maintain the housing in an operative state on a portable article being monitored; and generate an alert signal if the security assembly is altered with the housing in the operative state in a manner that allows separation of the housing from a portable article being monitored. The base unit is programmed to activate the base alarm indicator circuit if the at least one wireless sensor generates an alert signal or if the base unit senses a communication error with the at least one wireless sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9764818
    Abstract: A structural panel may be configured for attenuating noise. This panel includes a first skin, a second skin and a core forming a plurality of cavities vertically between the first skin and the second skin. The core may include a wall connected to and extending vertically between the first skin and the second skin. The wall may be laterally between and fluidly separate at least a first of the cavities from a second of the cavities. The wall may include a vertical stiffener. One or more perforations in the first skin may be fluidly coupled with the first of the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Narayanan Nampy, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9761216
    Abstract: A panel is provided for attenuating noise. This panel includes a first skin, a second skin and a core, which forms a plurality of cavities vertically between the first skin and the second skin. The core includes a first wall, a second wall, a first baffle, a second baffle and a first septum. The cavities include a first cavity formed laterally between the first wall and the second wall and longitudinally between the first baffle and the second baffle. The first septum is longitudinally between the first baffle and the second baffle and divides the first cavity into fluidly coupled sub-cavities. The first septum is angularly offset from the first wall by an acute angle. One or more perforations in the first skin are fluidly coupled with the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Narayanan Nampy, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20170236393
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a portable article having: a housing; a location signal generator on the housing configured to continuously generate location signals that can be processed to monitor a location of the housing; and a securing assembly configured to: a) maintain the housing in an operative state on a portable article being monitored; and b) generate an alert signal in the event that the securing assembly is altered with the housing in the operative state in a manner that allows separation of the housing from a portable article being monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20170225764
    Abstract: A structural panel may be configured for attenuating noise. This panel includes a first skin, a second skin and a core forming a plurality of cavities vertically between the first skin and the second skin. The core may include a wall connected to and extending vertically between the first skin and the second skin. The wall may be laterally between and fluidly separate at least a first of the cavities from a second of the cavities. The wall may include a vertical stiffener. One or more perforations in the first skin may be fluidly coupled with the first of the cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Sreenivas Narayanan Nampy, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20170229106
    Abstract: A panel is provided for attenuating noise. This panel includes a first skin, a second skin and a core, which forms a plurality of cavities vertically between the first skin and the second skin. The core includes a first wall, a second wall, a first baffle, a second baffle and a first septum. The cavities include a first cavity formed laterally between the first wall and the second wall and longitudinally between the first baffle and the second baffle. The first septum is longitudinally between the first baffle and the second baffle and divides the first cavity into fluidly coupled sub-cavities. The first septum is angularly offset from the first wall by an acute angle. One or more perforations in the first skin are fluidly coupled with the first cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Sreenivas Narayanan Nampy, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20170131685
    Abstract: The combination of a wearable device and a security assembly. The wearable device has a band configured to extend at least partially around a limb of a user to maintain the wearable device operatively supported on the user's limb. The security assembly has a flexible sensor configured to define an electrical circuit path. The flexible sensor is secured to the band in an operative state. A stabilizing assembly is configured to bear a part of the flexible sensor against the wearable device with the stabilizing assembly in an operative state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9256963
    Abstract: Skin diagnostic techniques employed in conjunction with image processing techniques. For example, a user information module captures a user skin image. A graphical user interface enables selection of a skin-related application from a plurality of skin-related applications. A processor determines user skin image data from the user skin image, and identifies one or more sets of skin image data in the skin image database that correspond to the user skin image data based on one or more parameters specified by the skin-related application. The processor applies at least one image processing filter that corresponds to the one or more identified sets of skin image data from the skin image database to the user skin image to generate a simulated user skin image. An output display displays the simulated user skin image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ELC MANAGEMENT LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Cummins, Garrett W. Vanderover, Lise W. Jorgensen, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9177463
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring portable articles comprises a smart sensor for operatively engaging a portable article. The smart sensor includes an actuator having a secured state and an unsecured state relative to the portable article. A memory stores a sensor address. A controller has a sensor bus operatively connected to the smart sensor. The controller includes a memory storing sensor addresses. The controller is operative to periodically communicate with the smart sensor to determine state of the sensor and to read the sensor address. The controller generates an alarm when the smart sensor is in the unsecured state or if the sensor address read from the smart sensor is not stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 9101320
    Abstract: Skin diagnostic techniques employed in conjunction with image processing techniques. For example, a method includes performing one or more diagnostic operations on at least one portion of a user skin image to generate user skin image data, wherein the diagnostic operations are associated with an identified skin-related application. The user skin image data is processed in accordance with the identified skin-related application. The processing includes identifying one or more sets of skin image data in a database that correspond to the user skin image data based on parameters specified by the skin-related application, and determining at least one image processing filter based on the sets of identified skin image data. The image processing filter is applied to the user skin image to generate a simulated user skin image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ELC Management LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Cummins, Garrett W. Vanderover, Lise W. Jorgensen, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20150077254
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring portable articles comprises a smart sensor for operatively engaging a portable article. The smart sensor includes an actuator having a secured state and an unsecured state relative to the portable article. A memory stores a sensor address. A controller has a sensor bus operatively connected to the smart sensor. The controller includes a memory storing sensor addresses. The controller is operative to periodically communicate with the smart sensor to determine state of the sensor and to read the sensor address. The controller generates an alarm when the smart sensor is in the unsecured state or if the sensor address read from the smart sensor is not stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140323873
    Abstract: Skin diagnostic techniques employed in conjunction with image processing techniques. For example, a method includes performing one or more diagnostic operations on at least one portion of a user skin image to generate user skin image data, wherein the diagnostic operations are associated with an identified skin-related application. The user skin image data is processed in accordance with the identified skin-related application. The processing includes identifying one or more sets of skin image data in a database that correspond to the user skin image data based on parameters specified by the skin-related application, and determining at least one image processing filter based on the sets of identified skin image data. The image processing filter is applied to the user skin image to generate a simulated user skin image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip Cummins, Garrett W. Vanderover, Lise W. Jorgensen, David M. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140304629
    Abstract: Skin diagnostic techniques employed in conjunction with image processing techniques. For example, a user information module captures a user skin image. A graphical user interface enables selection of a skin-related application from a plurality of skin-related applications. A processor determines user skin image data from the user skin image, and identifies one or more sets of skin image data in the skin image database that correspond to the user skin image data based on one or more parameters specified by the skin-related application. The processor applies at least one image processing filter that corresponds to the one or more identified sets of skin image data from the skin image database to the user skin image to generate a simulated user skin image. An output display displays the simulated user skin image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip Cummins, Garrett W. Vanderover, Lise W. Jorgensen, David M. Adams