Patents by Inventor David Montgomery

David Montgomery 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: 11089386
    Abstract: Techniques for accommodating irregular timing information in streamed media data are described. According to some embodiments, at least a portion of a media stream that includes a video component is received, the video component including a plurality of video frames and video timing data, and wherein the media stream includes an indication of a video frame rate. A first duration of a first video frame of the plurality of video frames is determined to be different than an expected video frame duration, wherein the expected video frame duration is based at least in part on the indication of the video frame rate. A timestamp of at least one video frame of the plurality of video frames is adjusted to change the first duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bernstein, Ryan Hegar, Timur Darren Kiykioglu, David Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20210074040
    Abstract: A cemetery geospatial mapping system and methods are provided for interactive map-based searching of cemetery properties. The cemetery geospatial mapping system comprises a mapping tools system that includes a component systems package. The component systems package comprises a mapping system that enables end-users to add GPS coordinates to cemetery property records, automates mapping and overlaying of the cemetery properties onto satellite imagery, and enables the end-users to visually interact with information associated with the cemetery properties. A dynamic pricing system uses machine-learning algorithms to analyze data so as to provide the end-users with an optimal price recommendation for each property and unit of inventory. The dynamic pricing system maximizes profits based on predefined characteristics associated with the properties and units of inventory. A host site is stored on an application server system and accessible to the end-users by way of a communications network, such as the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: NorthStar Memorial Group, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua P. Lintz, David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10612420
    Abstract: Rotor support structures for industrial machines are disclosed. The support structures may include a rigid base component including a top portion, a slide plate positioned above the rigid base component, and a bearing housing for a rotor, coupled to the slide plate. The bearing housing and the slide plate may be configured to slide or move over the rigid base component. The support structure may also include a plurality of retention blocks coupled to the bearing housing. Each of the plurality of retention blocks may include a moveable retention pin positioned through each of the plurality of retention blocks. The axial movement of the bearing housing and slide plate may compensate for thermal expansion of a turbine shell and/or may reduce vibrations of the rotor and bearing housing during operation of the industrial machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Edward John Sharrow, Craig Daniel Ivancic, David Montgomery Ritz
  • Patent number: 10387375
    Abstract: A data storage subsystem having a plurality of data compression engines configured to compress data, each having a different compression algorithm. A data handling system is configured to determine a present rate of access to data; select at least one sample of data; determine the greatest degree of compression of said data compression engines; determine the compression ratios of the operated data compression engines with respect to the selected sample(s); compressing said selected at least one sample with a plurality of said data compression engines at said selected tier; operate a selected data compression engines with respect to the selected sample and determine the greatest degree of compression of the data compression engines; compress the data from which the sample was selected with one of the operated data compression engines determined to have the greatest degree of compression; and store the compressed data in data storage repositories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael R. Groseclose, Larry Juarez, David Montgomery, Jason L. Peipelman, Joshua M. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 10331688
    Abstract: A method for searching data on multiple domains includes transmitting a search query to an enterprise domain; receiving, from the enterprise domain, enterprise content matching the search query; receiving, from the enterprise domain, a search query normalized for searching a social site domain, the normalized search query being the search query in a format recognizable by the social site domain; transmitting the normalized search query to the social site domain; and receiving, from the social site domain, social site content matching the normalized search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HYLAND SWITZERLAND SÀRL
    Inventors: Thomas David Montgomery, Derek Cunninghame Murphy, Benjamin Stephen Truscott
  • Publication number: 20190103539
    Abstract: Electric generators are described herein integrating thermoelectric and piezoelectric components. In some embodiments, an electric generator comprises a thermoelectric film having a plurality of lateral p-n junctions across a face of the film, the lateral p-n junctions established at interfaces between p-type regions and n-type regions. A piezoelectric film is coupled to the thermoelectric film and an electrode is coupled to the piezoelectric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: David L. CARROLL, David MONTGOMERY
  • Patent number: 10223931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for objectively assessing physical performance of a subject and generating programs specifically tailored to correct any physical deficiencies identified during that assessment. Generally, the assessments may produce results in binary format so that the assessments may be conducted objectively. Additionally, the recommended exercise programs may be generated based on the results of those assessments so that the recommended exercise programs target the identified physical deficiencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fusionetics, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alan Clark, Tyler Warren Alexander Wallace, David Montgomery Tate
  • Patent number: 10200732
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for output-aligned avail blanking for video streams are disclosed. Frame-rate conversion is performed on a video input. The video input is associated with a starting point in time for a break such as an avail break, and the video input has an input frame rate. The frame-rate conversion generates one or more video outputs whose frame rates may differ from the input frame rate. Blanking is performed on the video outputs after the frame-rate conversion. The blanking comprises modifying or inserting a sequence of frames, and a beginning of the sequence of frames is aligned with an indication of a start of the break. For multiple video outputs, a starting frame for the break is selected from the output having the lowest frame rate so that the start of the break is synchronized across the video outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Montgomery, William Kennemer
  • Publication number: 20180359428
    Abstract: A method for switching between two redundant bitstreams. The first bitstream may be presented to a first pipeline. The second bitstream may be presented to a second pipeline. The first bitstream and the second bitstream may contain redundant information received from independent sources. If the first bitstream fails, the method may present an output of the second pipeline to the output pipeline. Data in a buffer in the second pipeline may be used to pass a next frame to the output pipeline. A size of a buffer of the first pipeline and a size of the buffer in the second pipeline may be adjusted based on a time of reception of the first and the second bitstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan P. Hegar, Kevin G. Moore, David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10134224
    Abstract: A side wagering system for table games includes a table controller, a dealer interface and at least one player interface, the at least one player interface including a first wager area and at least one second wager area, which permit a player to place first, second or one or more third supplemental wagers for the opportunity to win corresponding first, second or one or more third awards, such as a first, a second or a third progressive jackpot. The table controllers or multiple tables may be linked to a common award server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10057506
    Abstract: A method for switching between two redundant bitstreams. The first bitstream may be presented to a first pipeline. The second bitstream may be presented to a second pipeline. The first bitstream and the second bitstream may contain redundant information received from independent sources. If the first bitstream fails, the method may present an output of the second pipeline to the output pipeline. Data in a buffer in the second pipeline may be used to pass a next frame to the output pipeline. A size of a buffer of the first pipeline and a size of the buffer in the second pipeline may be adjusted based on a time of reception of the first and the second bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Hegar, Kevin G. Moore, David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10030604
    Abstract: A piston for a premixed spark-ignited or premixed dual fuel internal combustion engine is disclosed. The piston may be configured to reciprocate along a longitudinal axis of a combustion chamber defined by a cylinder of the engine. The piston may comprise a piston head, a top annular groove configured to receive a top annular ring, and a skirt having a pin bore extending along a pin bore axis that is configured to receive a wrist pin for connecting the piston to a connecting rod. The piston may further comprise a top land formed in the piston head that is chamfered in a direction perpendicular to the pin bore axis such that the top land does not contact an inner wall of the cylinder when the piston rocks about the pin bore axis. The top land may be non-chamfered in a direction parallel to the pin bore axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10030406
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for an interactive memorial device to provide a dynamic, interactive, multi-touch display to visitors of a final resting place or memorial of a deceased individual. The interactive memorial device enables the visitors to interact with a combination of dynamic and customizable information relating to the decedent or memorial. An operating system enables an end-user, such as any of the visitors, to interact with the operating system by way of navigation controls. A display screen preferably comprises a transparent multi-touch display configured to enable the visitors to view and interact with information and provides dynamic memorialization content to the visitors while maintaining view of real memorialization objects and personalized mementos in the background. Loudspeakers are configured to play audio soundtracks accompanying memorial-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NorthStar Memorial Group
    Inventors: David Montgomery, Joshua Lintz
  • Patent number: 10031696
    Abstract: A read/write ratio for each of a plurality of data segments classified in a hot category as hot data segments is determined. Each of the plurality of hot data segments is ordered by the read/write ratio in a descending order. Each of a plurality of available SSD devices is ordered by a remaining life expectancy in an ascending order. Those of the plurality of hot data segments are matched with those of the plurality of hot data segments with those of the plurality of available SSD devices such that a hot data segment having a higher read/write ratio is provided to an SSD device having a smaller remaining life expectancy than another hot data segment having a lower read/write ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip M. Dudas, Paul A. Jennas, II, Larry Juarez, David Montgomery, Jason L. Peipelman, Joshua M. Rhoades, Todd Sorenson
  • Patent number: 9976517
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a system for pressurizing a fluid. The system includes a source of liquid fuel, a pressure build chamber in fluid communication with the source of liquid fuel such that the pressure build chamber is configured to receive a volume of liquid fuel from the source, wherein the pressure build chamber is configured to heat a portion of the volume of liquid fuel to a sufficient temperature to convert the portion of the volume of liquid fuel into a gaseous fuel or supercritical fluid, and wherein the pressure build chamber is configured to increase a pressure of a fluid in the pressure build chamber to a threshold pressure to inject the gaseous fuel or supercritical fluid into an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Scott B. Fiveland, David Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20180135465
    Abstract: Rotor support structures for industrial machines are disclosed. The support structures may include a rigid base component including a top portion, a slide plate positioned above the rigid base component, and a bearing housing for a rotor, coupled to the slide plate. The bearing housing and the slide plate may be configured to slide or move over the rigid base component. The support structure may also include a plurality of retention blocks coupled to the bearing housing. Each of the plurality of retention blocks may include a moveable retention pin positioned through each of the plurality of retention blocks. The axial movement of the bearing housing and slide plate may compensate for thermal expansion of a turbine shell and/or may reduce vibrations of the rotor and bearing housing during operation of the industrial machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Edward John Sharrow, Craig Daniel Ivancic, David Montgomery Ritz
  • Publication number: 20180122178
    Abstract: A side wagering system for table games includes a table controller, a dealer interface and at least one player interface, the at least one player interface including a first wager area and at least one second wager area, which permit a player to place first, second or one or more third supplemental wagers for the opportunity to win corresponding first, second or one or more third awards, such as a first, a second or a third progressive jackpot. The table controllers or multiple tables may be linked to a common award server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9939127
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, and the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii, David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9922500
    Abstract: A side wagering system for table games includes a table controller, a dealer interface and at least one player interface, the at least one player interface including a first wager area and at least one second wager area that permits a player to place first, second or one or more third supplemental wagers for the opportunity to win corresponding first, second or one or more third awards, such as a first, a second or a third progressive jackpot. The table controllers or multiple tables may be linked to a common award server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: David Montgomery, David Jacques
  • Publication number: 20180074750
    Abstract: A read/write ratio for each of a plurality of data segments classified in a hot category as hot data segments is determined. Each of the plurality of hot data segments is ordered by the read/write ratio in a descending order. Each of a plurality of available SSD devices is ordered by a remaining life expectancy in an ascending order. Those of the plurality of hot data segments are matched with those of the plurality of hot data segments with those of the plurality of available SSD devices such that a hot data segment having a higher read/write ratio is provided to an SSD device having a smaller remaining life expectancy than another hot data segment having a lower read/write ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip M. DUDAS, Paul A. JENNAS, II, Larry JUAREZ, David MONTGOMERY, Jason L. PEIPELMAN, Joshua M. RHOADES, Todd SORENSON