Patents by Inventor David M. Jones

David M. Jones 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: 12034650
    Abstract: The efficient storage of transformation information in a switch is provided. A respective port of the switch can include a memory device capable of storing transformation information. During operation, the switch can apply a selection mechanism to the transformation information learned at the switch for identifying a target port. The switch can then store the information in the memory device of the target port. Upon receiving a packet, the ingress port can apply the selection mechanism to the header information of the packet for determining a location of a first piece of transformation information associated with the packet. The ingress port can obtain the first piece of transformation information by looking up the header information in the location and storing it in a local memory device. The ingress port can then transform the packet based on the first piece of transformation information for determining an egress port for the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul Beecroft, Anthony M. Ford, Trevor Alan Jones, Andrew S. Kopser, Joseph Orth, David Charles Hewson, Abdulla M. Bataineh
  • Patent number: 12026694
    Abstract: Authentication methods and systems using RFID-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives a request corresponding to authorization of a payment associated with a payment card from an electronic terminal. The server identifies an electronic device of a user associated with the payment card. The server then transmits an instruction to the electronic device to cause an RFID reader of the electronic device to determine whether an RFID tag corresponding to the payment card is located within a predetermined proximity to the electronic device. When the payment card is located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a first authentication protocol. Moreover, when the payment card is not located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a second authentication protocol, wherein the second authentication protocol is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bryan J. Osterkamp, Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Ryan Thomas Russell, Robert Andrew Massie, Jon D. McEachron
  • Publication number: 20240209810
    Abstract: A cylinder head includes novel designs for undercuts, contours of the outer enclosure, coolant jackets, and other cavities within an outer enclosure of the cylinder head. The cylinder head design enables the reduction of weight of the head while maintaining structural integrity of the head, and improves control of temperatures in intake side and exhaust side zones of the heads to improve operational efficiency of the engine. A method is provided for additive manufacturing of the cylinder head including the disclosed designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Earl Hoye, Jeffrey D. Jones, Daniel J. Mohr, David M. Barnes, Timothy Shipp
  • Publication number: 20240193348
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for manually and programmatically remediating websites to thereby facilitate website navigation by people with diverse abilities. For example, an administrator portal is provided for simplified, form-based creation and deployment of remediation code, and a machine learning system is utilized to create and suggest remediations based on past remediation history. Voice command systems and portable document format (PDF) remediation techniques are also provided for improving the accessibility of such websites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Inventors: Sean D. Bradley, Mark D. Baker, Jeffrey O. Jones, Kenny P. Hefner, Adam Finkelstein, Douglas J. Gilormo, Taylor R. Bodnar, David C. Pinckney, Charlie E. Blevins, Helena Laymon, Trevor C. Jones, Damien M. Carrillo
  • Patent number: 11999188
    Abstract: A transfer article with a thickness of less than 3 micrometers includes a first acrylate layer that is releasable from a metal or doped semiconductor release layer at a release value of from 2 to 50 grams/inch. The article includes a functional layer overlaying the first acrylate layer. The functional layer includes at least one microfractured inorganic layer about 3 nanometers to about 200 nanometers thick, which has a plurality of toolmarks interspersed with cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Scott J. Jones, Huiwen Tai, Joan M. Frankel, Robert R. Owings, Bhaskar V. Velamakanni, Jeanne M. Bruss, David J. Rowe, Matthew E. Sousa, Bradley L. Givot
  • Patent number: 11972760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detecting the use of fake voice command to activate microphones of smart devices. In one embodiment, sound characteristics associated with an audio signal from a microphone of smart device may be compared with other microphones of the smart device in order to detect fake voice commands. In another embodiment, sound characteristics associated with the audio signal from the microphone may be compared with a threshold range of stored sound characteristics in order to detect fake voice commands. In some embodiments, a controller may triangulate a position associated with a source of a sound in order to detect a fake voice command. In a further embodiment, a controller may verify that a user or associated electronic device are near a smart device to authorize a voice command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Carlos J P Chavez, Sacha Melquiades De'Angeli, Oscar Guerra, David M. Jones, Jr., Gregory Brian Meyer, Christopher Russell, Arthur Quentin Smith
  • Publication number: 20240123452
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for self-contained nucleic acid preparation, amplification, and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Kirk M. Ririe, Aaron D. Wernerehl, Christopher P. Pasko, Ali Laayoun, Carole Vachon, Agn├Ęs Dupont-Filliard, Laurent Mesta, Andrew C. Hatch, Erik W. Huynh, David E. Jones
  • Publication number: 20240115259
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first jaw (16) and a second jaw (618, 718, 900) that cooperate to clamp and staple tissue (90). The second jaw includes a jaw body (620, 720, 902) and a distal tip (619, 719, 906) pivotable relative to the jaw body between a first discrete and a second discrete position. First and second openings (663, 784, 785, 932, 934) are both defined by one of the distal tip or a structure (621, 920) located proximal to the distal tip. A projection (637, 781, 918) is defined by the other of the distal tip or the structure. The projection is positionable within the first opening (663, 785, 932) to releasably retain the distal tip in the first discrete position, and within the second opening (663, 784, 934) to releasably retain the distal tip in the second discrete position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Steven H. Nguyen, Nicolo Garbin, Megan M. Greenwood, Benjamin N. Barnes, Marcus P. Pantoja, David J. Salisbury, Weston S. Hirschfeld, Pierre R. Mesnil, Daniel V. Jones
  • Patent number: 11954669
    Abstract: Authentication method and systems using RFID-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives a request corresponding to authorization of a payment associated with a payment card from an electronic terminal. The server identifies an electronic device of a user associated with the payment card. The server then transmits an instruction to the electronic device to cause an RFID reader of the electronic device to determine whether an RFID tag corresponding to the payment card is located within a predetermined proximity to the electronic device. When the payment card is located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a first authentication protocol. Moreover, when the payment card is not located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a second authentication protocol, wherein the second authentication protocol is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bryan J. Osterkamp, Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Ryan Thomas Russell, Robert Andrew Massie, Jon D. McEachron
  • Patent number: 11922352
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for facilitating identification of risk across risk silos in an organization. Machine learning utilizes risk identification data from two or more silos to identify risk associated with electronic change requests provided to the system. Regulatory/compliance results are submitted to a blockchain for immutable recordation of compliance status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, Susan Elizabeth Wright, David M. Jones, Jr., Michael Anthony Miller
  • Patent number: 11887116
    Abstract: Authentication systems and methods using orientation sensor-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives an authorization request from a web server or an electronic terminal. The server then transmits an instruction to the orientation sensor to determine whether the payment card has an orientation that is consistent with a predetermined orientation. When the payment card has an orientation consistent with the predetermined orientation, the server executes a first authentication protocol. However, if the payment card has an orientation that is not consistent with the predetermined orientation, the server executes a second authentication protocol that is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Robert Andrew Massie, Bryan J. Osterkamp, Ryan Thomas Russell
  • Patent number: 11875332
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile computing device that is configured to secure a purchase transaction between a customer and merchant, and facilitate self-checkout between the user and any of several merchants. The system provides a payment processing network that achieves secure transactions free from fraud, while also having low fees. The system is based on establishing a relationship between a merchant's bank and a customer's bank, prior to a purchase transaction by the customer. The customer may then authorize their own bank to push funds to the merchant's bank in order to purchase goods or services using their smartphone, without the need to share any financial information between the user and merchant themselves. The smartphone is further configured to draw from multiple merchant product databases so that the customer may self-checkout, without the need to use a merchant-specific app, all within one app-linked system for payment and shopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Jeff Calusinski, Ravi Durairaj, Brennen Ricks, Ruthie D. Lyle, Vidya Nagarajan, Sharonda Phillips, David M. Jones, Jr., Jon McEachron
  • Publication number: 20230371516
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to picolinamides of Formula I and their use as fungicides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Applicant: CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: KARLA BRAVO-ALTAMIRANO, YU LU, BRIAN A. LOY, ZACHARY A. BUCHAN, DAVID M. JONES, JEREMY WILMOT, JARED W. RIGOLI, KYLE A. DEKORVER, JOHN F. DAEUBLE, JESSICA HERRICK, XUELIN WANG, CHENGLIN YAO, KEVIN G. MEYER
  • Patent number: 11790761
    Abstract: A system may employ one or more satellite sensors to monitor an area; detect a body or thing that should not be present in an area; formulate a response, such as documentation, notifying authorities, or deploying unmanned aerial vehicles; and execute the response. Monitoring an area can be based on a request for surveillance at the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Jr., Megan S. Jennings, Bradly Jay Billman, Sumita T. Jonak, Priyadarshini Badugu, Justin R. Nash
  • Patent number: 11768506
    Abstract: A system may include a first vehicle and a first control system that may control one or more vehicle operations of the first vehicle. The first control system may perform operations including receiving a first vehicle operation signal from a second control system associated with a second vehicle, sending one or more requests to one or more computing systems for a confirmation of the first vehicle operation signal, and determining a set of vehicle instructions to control the one or more vehicle operations based on whether one or more responses from the one or more computing systems provide the confirmation. The first control system may then control the first vehicle based on the set of vehicle instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Carlos J P Chavez, Sacha Melquiades De'Angeli, David M. Jones, Jr., Gregory Brian Meyer, Christopher Russell, Arthur Quentin Smith
  • Patent number: 11757531
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to preventing laser access to microphones of smart devices. In one embodiment, a microphone of the smart device may be covered with an opaque material such as a cloth cover. The opaque material may serve as a barrier that is impenetrable to light, thereby preventing laser light to reach the microphone. In a further embodiment, a smart device may prevent the one or more microphones of the smart device from receiving an audio command embedded in a light signal by disrupting the light signal, ignoring the audio command, or both. In another embodiment, the smart device may block the audio command from being received at a microphone of a smart device by determining a frequency of the light signal, instructing a laser jammer to transmit a counter light with the frequency to interfere with the light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Carlos J P Chavez, Sacha Melquiades De'Angeli, Oscar Guerra, David M. Jones, Jr., Gregory Brian Meyer, Christopher Russell, Arthur Quentin Smith
  • Patent number: 11751568
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to picolinamides of Formula I and their use as fungicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Karla Bravo-Altamirano, Yu Lu, Brian A. Loy, Zachary A. Buchan, David M. Jones, Jeremy Wilmot, Jared W. Rigoli, Kyle A. Dekorver, John F. Daeuble, Sr., Jessica Herrick, Xuelin Wang, Chenglin Yao, Kevin G. Meyer
  • Patent number: 11748740
    Abstract: Authentication method and systems using RFID-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives a request corresponding to authorization of a payment associated with a payment card from an electronic terminal. The server identifies an electronic device of a user associated with the payment card. The server then transmits an instruction to the electronic device to cause an RFID reader of the electronic device to determine whether an RFID tag corresponding to the payment card is located within a predetermined proximity to the electronic device. When the payment card is located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a first authentication protocol. Moreover, when the payment card is not located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a second authentication protocol, wherein the second authentication protocol is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bryan J. Osterkamp, Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Ryan Thomas Russell, Robert Andrew Massie, Jon D. McEachron
  • Patent number: 11741447
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and products comprises a server for enabling automatic shopping. The server may associate a shopping cart with a customer's electronic user device. The server may monitor the locations of the electronic user device. Based on the customer's location, the server may identify the shelves and items the customer has visited. When an item is lifted from the shelf, at least one weight sensor on the shelf may detect the weight change. The server may receive a notification comprising an amount of weight change from the weight sensor on the shelf. When the customer places the item into his/her shopping cart, the weight sensor on the shopping cart may detect the weight addition. If the weight change and weight addition match, the analytic server may determine that the item picked up from the shelf is placed within the customer's shopping cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Cory A. Matheson, Curtis Mark Bell, Ashley Raine Philbrick, Nathan Lee Post, Noe Alberto Martinez, David M. Jones, Jr., Oscar Guerra, Janelle Denice Dziuk, Zachery C. Lake, Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev
  • Patent number: D1029244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jacob P. Vanderheyden, John M. Pilgrim, David M. Castiglione, Graham Peter Wilson, Simon Matthew Pougher, Samuel Wyn Jones