Patents by Inventor David McKee

David McKee 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: 20210214045
    Abstract: A hydrofoil wing attachment system that comprises a strut or struts and a hydrofoil wing fastening apparatus for various watercraft including, but not limited to, surf boards, kite boards, and stand up paddle boards. In one embodiment the system interfaces with legacy surfboard fin-box systems, thus allowing a user to interchange fins for hydrofoils and transform their watercraft into a hydrofoil watercraft. Other embodiment's of the system allow the implementation of a single-strut/wing combination and also a double-strut/wing combination among other variations. The design of the wing clamping apparatus allows the user to mechanically secure the wing and also configure the angle of attack of the hydrofoil wing. The modular design, configuration options, and high degree of interchangeability of the hydrofoil wing attachment system enables the user to experiment with multiple strut/wing configurations, wing/strut designs, and also the angle of attack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventor: Menko David Mckee
  • Patent number: 9703831
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for contextually displaying saved search queries is disclosed. The method comprises: displaying a user interface comprising a layout, the layout being associated with one or more tables in a database; receiving from the user interface a request for stored search queries; upon receiving the request, identifying a plurality of stored search queries, each of the plurality of stored search query being associated with one or more tables in the database; and displaying a stored search query from the plurality of stored search queries if the one or more tables associated with the stored search query and the one or more tables associated with the layout include at least one table in common.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Crim, David McKee, Richard L. Kalman, Stephen Iremonger
  • Patent number: 9075288
    Abstract: A pan tilt zoom (PTZ) camera system implements a disc valve system to enhance the cooling of electronics. The disc valve system includes a static camera base and a rotating camera pan bearing. The static camera base has static base vent slots arranged along the perimeter of the static camera base. The rotating camera pan bearing includes at least one pan bearing vent slot that aligns with the static base vent slots. During rotation of the rotating camera pan bearing, the at least one pan bearing vent slot aligns with the static base vent slots enabling movement of air over electronics of the (PTZ) camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, David McKee
  • Patent number: 8700646
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for displaying data in formatted views using reference files are described. In some implementations, a database application program can generate a result set using one or more queries. The result set can contain actual data from a database and metadata. The metadata can contain references to data records in the database, the references can include identifiers that can identify the data records. When a user saves a database report file, the user can save at least a part of the result set using the identifiers instead of the queries and layouts. Thus, the result set can be saved as a reference file. When the database application program opens the saved reference file, the database application program can reproduce the result set using the stored references without running all of the queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Brad, Christopher Crim, David McKee, Stephen Iremonger, Toufic Milan
  • Publication number: 20140063334
    Abstract: A pan tilt zoom (PTZ) camera system implements a disc valve system to enhance the cooling of electronics. The disc valve system includes a static camera base and a rotating camera pan bearing. The static camera base has static base vent slots arranged along the perimeter of the static camera base. The rotating camera pan bearing includes at least one pan bearing vent slot that aligns with the static base vent slots. During rotation of the rotating camera pan bearing, the at least one pan bearing vent slot aligns with the static base vent slots enabling movement of air over electronics of the (PTZ) camera system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick Michael McBride, David McKee
  • Publication number: 20110040747
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for displaying data in formatted views using reference files are described. In some implementations, a database application program can generate a result set using one or more queries. The result set can contain actual data from a database and metadata. The metadata can contain references to data records in the database, the references can include identifiers that can identify the data records. When a user saves a database report file, the user can save at least a part of the result set using the identifiers instead of the queries and layouts. Thus, the result set can be saved as a reference file. When the database application program opens the saved reference file, the database application program can reproduce the result set using the stored references without running all of the queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Vladimir Brad, Christopher Crim, David McKee, Stephen Iremonger, Toufic Milan
  • Patent number: 7805464
    Abstract: A setup dialog for a web viewer dynamically changes to reflect parameters needed to generate a web address. The setup dialog can include a list box containing websites for which website templates are available for assisting the user in generating web addresses. The list box can also include an option to generate a custom web address without using a website template. An extensible grammar is provided for generating custom website templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David McKee, Tom Lloyd, John Lorin Welshofer, Christopher Crim
  • Publication number: 20100161644
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for contextually displaying saved search queries is disclosed. The method comprises: displaying a user interface comprising a layout, the layout being associated with one or more tables in a database; receiving from the user interface a request for stored search queries; upon receiving the request, identifying a plurality of stored search queries, each of the plurality of stored search query being associated with one or more tables in the database; and displaying a stored search query from the plurality of stored search queries if the one or more tables associated with the stored search query and the one or more tables associated with the layout include at least one table in common.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher Crim, David McKee, Richard L Kalman, JR., Stephen Iremonger
  • Publication number: 20080071790
    Abstract: A setup dialog for a web viewer dynamically changes to reflect parameters needed to generate a web address. The setup dialog can include a list box containing websites for which website templates are available for assisting the user in generating web addresses. The list box can also include an option to generate a custom web address without using a website template. An extensible grammar is provided for generating custom website templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: David McKee, Tom Lloyd, John Lorin Welshofer, Christopher Crim
  • Publication number: 20060185733
    Abstract: A gravity flow drain extension is adapted for attachment to an exit opening of a condensation drain line. The drain extension includes an extension line for receiving and transporting water. The open connecting end of the extension line is attached to the exit opening of the condensation drain line, such that water exiting the condensation drain line enters the extension line. The extension line defines at least one discharge opening downstream of its connecting end for dispensing water at a location away from the exit opening of the condensation drain line. A backflow preventer upstream of the at least one discharge opening prevents backflow of water into the condensation drain line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: David McKee
  • Patent number: 7047998
    Abstract: A gravity flow drain extension is adapted for attachment to an exit opening of a condensation drain line. The drain extension includes an extension line for receiving and transporting water. The open connecting end of the extension line is attached to the exit opening of the condensation drain line, such that water exiting the condensation drain line enters the extension line. The extension line defines at least one discharge opening downstream of its connecting end for dispensing water at a location away from the exit opening of the condensation drain line. A backflow preventer upstream of the at least one discharge opening prevents backflow of water into the condensation drain line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: David McKee
  • Publication number: 20060076055
    Abstract: A gravity flow drain extension is adapted for attachment to an exit opening of a condensation drain line. The drain extension includes an extension line for receiving and transporting water. The open connecting end of the extension line is attached to the exit opening of the condensation drain line, such that water exiting the condensation drain line enters the extension line. The extension line defines at least one discharge opening downstream of its connecting end for dispensing water at a location away from the exit opening of the condensation drain line. A backflow preventer upstream of the at least one discharge opening prevents backflow of water into the condensation drain line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventor: David McKee
  • Publication number: 20050181362
    Abstract: A method of modifying a test nuclear receptor (NR) polypeptide is disclosed. The method provides a test NR polypeptide sequence having a characteristic that is targeted for modification; aligning the test NR polypeptide sequence with at least one reference NR polypeptide sequence for which an X-ray structure is available; building a three-dimensional model for the test NR polypeptide using the three-dimensional coordinates of the X-ray structure(s) of at least one reference polypeptide and its sequence alignment with the test NR polypeptide sequence; examining the three-dimensional model of the test NR polypeptide sequence for characteristic differences with the reference polypeptide; and mutating at least one amino acid residue in the test NR polypeptide sequence at a characteristic difference, whereby the test NR polypeptide is modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Christopher Apolito, Randy Bledsoe, Millard Lambert III, David McKee, Valerie Montana, Kenneth Pearce, Thomas Stanley, Huaqiang Xu, Christopher Delves
  • Publication number: 20040035558
    Abstract: A heat transfer device such as a heat sink has one or more heat pipe tubes mounted in a base plate. The heat pipe tubes have a working fluid in a vessel with a wicking material between an evaporator and condenser. The heat pipe traverses a through opening in the base plate and extends along a receptacle in the base plate facing the heat source, this portion preferably defining the heat pipe evaporator. The heat pipe has legs extending perpendicularly from the base plate, and preferably hold spaced heat transfer fins, the legs forming the condenser part of a stacked tower of fins on the base plate. Preferably two or more heat pipes are provided in the form of U-shaped or L-shaped tubes that are flattened along the underside of the base plate to bear against the heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: John J. Todd, Matthew J. Connors, David McKee, John R. Hartenstine, Scott Garner