Patents by Inventor David Phillips

David Phillips 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: 11900342
    Abstract: A computer-implemented control system and method for data allocating of a plurality of sharing database files having share amounts based on a plurality of requests from a plurality of receiving devices of a direct sharing network and method for displaying and initiating transfer according to the allocating component. A display device and user input device displays sending elements, receiving elements, and share components in a location-specific manner. The allocating component determines the allocating of shares between the plurality of user sending devices to the plurality of user receiving devices. Allocating may proceed in an iterative process using multiple steps, over different time frames, for increasing the speed of sharing through the direct sharing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samaritan Ministries International
    Inventors: Bryan Rudolph, David Allen Eskridge, Travis Unruh, Seth A. Ben-Ezra, Jared Rauh, Brian Phillips, Chad Fleck, Austin Knobloch, Wayne Black, Ben Bolen
  • Patent number: 11899905
    Abstract: Method of generating selectable items providing post-viewing context actions starts with a processor receiving a media content item with first media overlay from first client device. Processor causes an active notification associated with the media content item to be displayed on a notification user interface by a second client device. Processor receives a selection of the active notification from the second client device and in response to receiving the selection of the active notification, causes the media content item to be displayed by the second client device. The processor, in response to the media content item being displayed by the second client device, causes the second client device to display the notification user interface comprising an inactive notification and a first selectable item that is associated with the first media overlay. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Brown, Shaun Harrison, Christie Marie Heikkinen, David Phillip Taitz, Jeremy Baker Voss
  • Publication number: 20240044197
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, a movable barrier operator including a body, a motor supported by the body, and a rotatable drive supported by the body and configured to be connected to an elongated driven member. The movable barrier operator further includes a shaft supported by the body and a compound gear mounted on the shaft. The compound gear includes a first gear operably coupled to a drive shaft of the motor and a second gear operably coupled to the rotatable drive. The first and second gears connected such that turning of the first gear causes turning of the second gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Brian Phillip Mastros, David R. Morris, Brian Roy Skotty, Zoltan Sostarecz
  • Patent number: 11895070
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for providing a reply interface with selectable stickers for sending in a message. The program and method provide for receiving, by a first device of a first user, a media content item provided by a second device of a second user; determining, in response to receiving the media content item, a set of stickers for displaying with the media content item; and displaying, by the first device, the media content item together with a first reply interface and a second reply interface for sending a reply message to the second device. The first reply interface includes the set of stickers, each of which is selectable by the first user for sending to the second device. The second reply interface includes an input box for sending message content to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Christie Marie Heikkinen, Ranidu Lankage, David Phillip Taitz, Jeremy Baker Voss, David Whyte
  • Patent number: 11893204
    Abstract: In some examples, a method to present an affordance user interface element within a user interface of an interaction application includes detecting an association of a supplemental media content item with a primary media content item presented within the user interface. The supplemental media content item is identified from among a plurality of supplemental media content items supported by the interaction application. The method may include retrieving metadata related to the supplemental media content item and presenting, within the user interface, a supplementation affordance that presents the metadata. In some examples, the supplementation affordance is user selectable via the user interface to invoke a supplementation function that enables a user to apply the supplemental media content item to a further primary media content item. The supplementation function is invoked responsive to detecting a user selection of the supplementation affordance within the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Christie Marie Heikkinen, David Phillip Taitz, Jeremy Baker Voss
  • Publication number: 20240037034
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to data storage. An example includes a method comprising: receiving a data stream to be stored in a persistent storage of a deduplication storage system; assigning new data units to container indexes; storing the new data units of the data stream in a plurality of intake buffers, where each new data unit is stored in the intake buffer associated with the container index it is assigned to; determining whether a cumulative amount stored in the plurality of intake buffers exceeds a first threshold; in response to a determination that the cumulative amount exceeds the first threshold, determining a least recently updated intake buffer of the plurality of intake buffers; generating a first container entity group object comprising a set of data units stored in the least recently updated intake buffer; and writing the first container entity group object from memory to the persistent storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: David Malcolm Falkinder, Richard Phillip Mayo
  • Publication number: 20240039188
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a receptacle cage surrounding an intermediate connector configured to be coupled to the host circuit board. The receptacle cage receives a plug module and a receptacle module mated with the plug module. The receptacle module includes a receptacle housing having a card slot and holding a receptacle contact assembly. The receptacle contacts include cable contacts terminated to cables and intermediate contacts terminated to the intermediate connector. The intermediate connector electrically connects the intermediate contacts with the host circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 11886502
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards previewing results generated from indexing data raw data before the corresponding index data is added to an index store. Raw data may be received from a preview data source. After an initial set of configuration information may be established, the preview data may be submitted to an index processing pipeline. A previewing application may generate preview results based on the preview index data and the configuration information. The preview results may enable previewing how the data is being processed by the indexing application. If the preview results are not acceptable, the configuration information may be modified. The preview application enables modification of the configuration information until the generated preview results may be acceptable. If the configuration information is acceptable, the preview data may be processed and indexed in one or more index stores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Neuman Blank, Jr., Leonid Budchenko, David Carasso, Micah James Delfino, Johnvey Hwang, Stephen Phillip Sorkin, Eric Timothy Woo
  • Patent number: 11884188
    Abstract: A rotatable child safety seat can include a seat shell for receiving a child therein, a rotating pedestal, and a seat base. The pedestal and seat shell can rotate with respect to the seat base. The pedestal can include a locking pin and the seat base can include a multitude of pin receiving apertures that allow a user to rotate the seat shell and pedestal in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction at a number of different angles or positions. The child safety seat can also include two separate seat belt/LATCH tether pathways. One seat belt/LATCH tether pathway can be provided on the seat back of the seat shell and can be used when the child safety seat is in a forward-facing configuration and the other seat belt/LATCH tether pathway can be provided in the seat base and used when in a rearward-facing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J Brunick, Thomas Jake Mitchell, Andrew Phillip Kitchens, David Hotard
  • Publication number: 20240032145
    Abstract: A processing server assists in selectively removing or opting-out a client device from further communications. The processing server includes a hardware processor, and memory storing computer instructions that when executed perform transmitting a message to an entity, indicating directions to opt-out of receiving further communications, receiving, in response to the transmitting of the message, a reply, from the entity, inferring an intent of the reply pertaining to opting-out of receiving communications, and selectively terminating the communications based on the inferred intent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: David Phillips, Eric Kobbe, Joshua Bates
  • Publication number: 20240031350
    Abstract: An enclave manager of a network enclave obtains a request to retrieve configuration information and state information corresponding to compute devices and network devices comprising a network enclave. The request specifies a set of parameters of the configuration information and the state information usable to generate a response to the request. The enclave manager evaluates the compute devices, the network devices, and network connections among these devices within the network enclave to obtain the configuration information and the state information. Based on the configuration information and the state information, the enclave manager determines whether the network enclave is trustworthy. Based on the parameters of the request, the enclave manager generates a response indicating a summary that is used to identify the trustworthiness of the network enclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: David Delano Ward, Robert Stephen Rodgers, Andrew Phillips Thurber, Eric Voit, Thomas John Giuli
  • Publication number: 20240020636
    Abstract: An inventory control system is described that includes a tool storage device including a drawer or a tray providing a pallet, wherein the pallet includes storage locations for objects; a sensing device configured to form an image of the storage locations; and a data processor configured to determine presence or absence of the pallet and presence or absence of objects within the storage locations of the pallet using the information from the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Preston Phillips, David C. Fly, Matthew J. Lipsey, Joseph Chwan, Frederick J. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20240022205
    Abstract: Mount and clamp assemblies employed in solar power installations are disclosed. In some embodiments, a mount assembly having a rail and opposing wings extending outwardly from the rail is disclosed. Each wing includes a top surface and a bottom surface for creating a chemical flashing, a groove and a sealant-receiving cavity extending away the bottom surface and upwardly into the wing, and a compressible seal with a circumferential pressure relief passageway. In some embodiments, a clamp having an upper member and a lower member with two horizontal flanges and a vertical flange is disclosed; in this embodiment, adjacent modules may be clamped together without an underlying structure mounted directly below to an installation surface. In another embodiment, a fourth flange is included in the mount assembly; in this embodiment, adjacent modules may be clamped together while being mounted directly to an installation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Martin John Affentranger, JR., William Stanley Arbuckle, Brian David Peterson, Andrew John Wickham, Ezra Jason Phillips
  • Publication number: 20240019327
    Abstract: In an aspect, a pressure sensor for determining pressure in an environment comprises: a source for emitting a coherent reference light characterized by a reference light frequency; a first lock-in mechanism configured to send an electrical signal to the source based on a reference resonance frequency; a reference cavity; wherein the reference cavity is characterized by the reference resonance frequency; a modulator configured a reference light to generate at least a first sideband frequency such that an output of said modulator is a measurement light characterized by at least the first sideband frequency; a frequency synthesizer configured to drive the modulator; a second lock-in mechanism configured to send an electrical signal to the frequency synthesizer based on a measurement resonance frequency; and a measurement cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the measurement light; wherein the measurement cavity is characterized by the measurement resonance frequency; and wherein the pressure of the
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Stable Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Josue DAVILA-RODRIGUEZ, David LEE, Mark NOTCUTT, Michael GRISHAM, Nathaniel PHILLIPS
  • 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: 20240011421
    Abstract: A system comprising (i) a vehicular compression ignition engine comprising one or more engine cylinders and one or more electronically-controlled fuel injectors therefor; (ii) an exhaust line for the engine comprising: a first emissions control device comprising a first honeycomb substrate, which comprises a hydrocarbon adsorbent component; and a second emissions control device comprising an electrically heatable element and a catalysed second honeycomb substrate, which comprises a rhodium-free platinum group metal comprising platinum, wherein the electrically heatable element is disposed upstream from the catalysed second honeycomb substrate and wherein both the electrically heatable element and the catalysed second honeycomb substrate are disposed downstream from the first honeycomb substrate; a third emissions control device, which is a third honeycomb substrate comprising an ammonia-selective catalytic reduction catalyst disposed downstream from the second emissions control device; and one or more tempera
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: David BERGEAL, Andrew CHIFFEY, Daniel HATCHER, Francois MOREAU, Paul PHILLIPS
  • Publication number: 20240013289
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for using an application operating on a smartphone and a network-connected host to book a reservation for a rental unit having a plurality of smart locking devices and to control the devices during said user's stay, where different devices are associated with different network-connected services. In one embodiment, the host is configured to identify the devices, identify corresponding services, acquire access code requirements for the same, generate a compliant access code, and provide the access code to the user and the smart service/device, along with reservation information. Not only will this allow the smart service and/or device to prepare for the user's visit (programming the smart device so that the access code works during the user's stay), but it will provide the user with a single access code that works on all smart locking devices during the user's stay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: Jurny, Inc.
    Inventors: Luca Zambello, David Phillips, LLuis Miquel Gonzalez Sola, Giovanni Moretto
  • Publication number: 20240012558
    Abstract: A user input content item is presented in a viewing interface of an interaction application executing on a user device. The user input content item is shared with a viewing user by a sending user via an interaction system. A press and hold operation by the viewing user related to the presentation of the user input content item is detected. Responsive to the detection of the press and hold operation, the interaction application is automatically transitioned to a reply state. Within the reply state, a reply mechanism is activated to enable the viewing user to generate a reply message to the sending user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Christie Marie Heikkinen, David Phillip Taitz, Jeremy Baker Voss
  • Publication number: 20240002146
    Abstract: A storage receptacle can include a storage bin and a pedal mounted to the receptacle as well as a hopper. A method of using the storage receptacle can include receiving a force on a hopper handle of a hopper of a storage receptacle, the hopper having a cable connection point connected to a cable, based on the force, rotating the hopper to enable a user to place material in a storage bin of the storage receptacle, wherein the rotating causes the cable to have slack and preventing the cable having the slack from coming out of a groove in a pulley via a shroud positioned over at least a portion of the pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Satwicz, Kevin Menice, David J. Skocypec, Thomas Olsen, Brian Phillips, Michael E. Feldman
  • Publication number: 20240004517
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system for filtering conversations. The system generates for display, by a messaging application, a plurality of shortcut options, each of the plurality of shortcut options comprising a respective filtering criterion. In response to receiving input that selects a given shortcut option of the plurality of shortcut options, the system retrieves the filtering criterion associated with the given shortcut option. The system searches a plurality of conversations to identify a subset of conversations that match the filtering criterion. The system generates for display together with the plurality of shortcut options, a plurality of representations of the identified subset of conversations in which one or more messages have been exchanged between a user and one or more friends of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Daniel Moreno, David Phillip Taitz, Jeremy Baker Voss, Yu Wang