Patents by Inventor David R. Cox

David R. Cox 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: 20220145582
    Abstract: A grading machine includes a machine body, a grading blade supported by a circle, a drawbar connecting the grading blade and the circle to the machine body, and a circle drive system. The circle drive system includes a circle drive motor and a gear box. The gear box is configured to engage with and rotate the circle relative to the drawbar around a circle axis. The circle drive motor includes an axis of rotation that is perpendicular to the circle axis, and the gear box includes an axis of rotation that is parallel to the circle axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel K. HARSHMAN, David L. COX, Benjamin J. KOVALICK, Bruce R. VAHLING
  • Patent number: 11031098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for identifying variations that occur in the human genome and relating these variations to the genetic basis of disease and drug response. In particular, the present invention relates to identifying individual SNPs, determining SNP haplotype blocks and patterns, and, further, using the SNP haplotype blocks and patterns to dissect the genetic bases of disease and drug response. The methods of the present invention are useful in whole genome analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Genetic Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Nila Patil, David R. Cox, Anthony J. Berno, David A. Hinds
  • Patent number: 9912899
    Abstract: A system that displays a video signal on a display for a computer system is presented. During operation, the system receives a signal to switch from displaying a video signal from an internal video source to displaying a video signal from an external video source. In this system, the internal and external video sources are coupled to a bi-directional video port for the computer system, wherein the internal video source generates an output video signal and the external video source generates an input video signal. The system then determines whether the external video source is coupled to the bi-directional video port. If so, the system couples the external video source to the display and determines whether the external video source is a valid video source. If the external video source is a valid video source, the system displays the video signal from the external video source on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Derek J. DiCarlo, Paul J. Costa
  • Patent number: 9746904
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recovering from a low power state in a computing system is disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, the computing system enters the low power state from a standard power state after an activity detector indicates a user controlled peripheral device connected to the computer system has been inactive for a period of time. To enter the low power state, the method disconnects the user controlled peripheral device from a host controller, while continuing to supply power to the user controlled peripheral device and shutting off power to the host controller. The method returns the computer system to the standard power state when the activity detector indicates the user controlled peripheral device has become active. To return to the standard power state, power is restored to the host controller and the user controlled peripheral device is reconnected to the host controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fiyinfolu O. Adewale, Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Michael J. Giles, Steven I. Kuo, Nicholas W. Ruhter, Steven J. Sfarzo
  • Patent number: 9552804
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that manages the acoustic noise produced by a device. During operation, the system receives a set of acoustic characteristics for the device. The system then uses these acoustic characteristics to estimate the acoustic noise being generated by the device. Next, the system uses the estimated acoustic noise to adjust a setting in the device to manage the acoustic noise produced by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Benjamin A. Bard
  • Publication number: 20160371427
    Abstract: Methods of treating an individual exhibiting a medical condition are disclosed. The methods involve determining a score of an individual based on the individual's genotypic information, comparing the score to at least one threshold value, wherein the result of the comparison is indicative of a beneficial response to a treatment, and providing a suitable treatment to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Mark A. McCamish
  • Publication number: 20160371429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for identifying variations that occur in the human genome and relating these variations to the genetic basis of disease and drug response. In particular, the present invention relates to identifying individual SNPs, determining SNP haplotype blocks and patterns, and, further, using the SNP haplotype blocks and patterns to dissect the genetic bases of disease and drug response. The methods of the present invention are useful in whole genome analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Nila Patil, David R. Cox, Anthony J. Berno, David A. Hinds
  • Patent number: 9152193
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing acoustic power supply noise, specifically acoustic noise related to power supply switching frequencies in a computing device, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a controller can monitor power consumed by the computing device, and an operational state of the computing device can be determined. If the computing device is in a first operational state and the power consumed is greater than a threshold amount, then the power supply can be operated at a first switching frequency or mode of operation, thereby avoiding switching frequencies that can produce acoustic noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Bharat K. Patel, Nicholas W. Ruhter, Xiaoyang Zhang, Steve X. Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150227190
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recovering from a low power state in a computing system is disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, the computing system enters the low power state from a standard power state after an activity detector indicates a user controlled peripheral device connected to the computer system has been inactive for a period of time. To enter the low power state, the method disconnects the user controlled peripheral device from a host controller, while continuing to supply power to the user controlled peripheral device and shutting off power to the host controller. The method returns the computer system to the standard power state when the activity detector indicates the user controlled peripheral device has become active. To return to the standard power state, power is restored to the host controller and the user controlled peripheral device is reconnected to the host controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Fiyinfolu O. ADEWALE, Paul J. COSTA, David R. COX, Michael J. GILES, Steven I. KUO, Nicholas W. RUHTER, Steven J. SFARZO
  • Patent number: 9021288
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recovering from a low power state in a computing system is disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, the computing system enters the low power state from a standard power state after an activity detector indicates a user controlled peripheral device connected to the computer system has been inactive for a period of time. To enter the low power state, the method disconnects the user controlled peripheral device from a host controller, while continuing to supply power to the user controlled peripheral device and shutting off power to the host controller. The method returns the computer system to the standard power state when the activity detector indicates the user controlled peripheral device has become active. To return to the standard power state, power is restored to the host controller and the user controlled peripheral device is reconnected to the host controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fiyinfolu O. Adewale, Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Michael J. Giles, Steven I. Kuo, Nicholas W. Ruhter, Steven J. Sfarzo
  • Publication number: 20140204270
    Abstract: A system that displays a video signal on a display for a computer system is presented. During operation, the system receives a signal to switch from displaying a video signal from an internal video source to displaying a video signal from an external video source. In this system, the internal and external video sources are coupled to a bi-directional video port for the computer system, wherein the internal video source generates an output video signal and the external video source generates an input video signal. The system then determines whether the external video source is coupled to the bi-directional video port. If so, the system couples the external video source to the display and determines whether the external video source is a valid video source. If the external video source is a valid video source, the system displays the video signal from the external video source on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Derek J. DiCarlo, Paul J. Costa
  • Patent number: 8704833
    Abstract: A system that displays a video signal on a display for a computer system is presented. During operation, the system receives a signal to switch from displaying a video signal from an internal video source to displaying a video signal from an external video source. In this system, the internal and external video sources are coupled to a bi-directional video port for the computer system, wherein the internal video source generates an output video signal and the external video source generates an input video signal. The system then determines whether the external video source is coupled to the bi-directional video port. If so, the system couples the external video source to the display and determines whether the external video source is a valid video source. If the external video source is a valid video source, the system displays the video signal from the external video source on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Derek J. DiCarlo, Paul J. Costa
  • Publication number: 20140018258
    Abstract: Methods of treating an individual exhibiting a medical condition are disclosed. The methods involve determining a score of an individual based on the individual's genotypic information, comparing the score to at least one threshold value, wherein the result of the comparison is indicative of a beneficial response to a treatment, and providing a suitable treatment to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Genetic Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Mark A. McCamish
  • Publication number: 20130332765
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing acoustic power supply noise, specifically acoustic noise related to power supply switching frequencies in a computing device, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a controller can monitor power consumed by the computing device, and an operational state of the computing device can be determined. If the computing device is in a first operational state and the power consumed is greater than a threshold amount, then the power supply can be operated at a first switching frequency or mode of operation, thereby avoiding switching frequencies that can produce acoustic noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. COSTA, David R. COX, Bharat K. PATEL, Nicholas W. RUHTER, Xiaoyang ZHANG, Steve X. ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20130326251
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recovering from a low power state in a computing system is disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, the computing system enters the low power state from a standard power state after an activity detector indicates a user controlled peripheral device connected to the computer system has been inactive for a period of time. To enter the low power state, the method disconnects the user controlled peripheral device from a host controller, while continuing to supply power to the user controlled peripheral device and shutting off power to the host controller. The method returns the computer system to the standard power state when the activity detector indicates the user controlled peripheral device has become active. To return to the standard power state, power is restored to the host controller and the user controlled peripheral device is reconnected to the host controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fiyinfolu O. Adewale, Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Michael J. Giles, Steven I. Kuo, Nicholas W. Ruhter, Steven J. Sfarzo
  • Publication number: 20130296178
    Abstract: Methods of treating an individual exhibiting a medical condition are disclosed. The methods involve determining a score of an individual based on the individual's genotypic information, comparing the score to at least one threshold value, wherein the result of the comparison is indicative of a beneficial response to a treatment, and providing a suitable treatment to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Mark A. McCamish
  • Publication number: 20130272534
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that manages the acoustic noise produced by a device. During operation, the system receives a set of acoustic characteristics for the device. The system then uses these acoustic characteristics to estimate the acoustic noise being generated by the device. Next, the system uses the estimated acoustic noise to adjust a setting in the device to manage the acoustic noise produced by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Benjamin A. Bard
  • Patent number: 8462959
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that manages the acoustic noise produced by a device. During operation, the system receives a set of acoustic characteristics for the device. The system then uses these acoustic characteristics to estimate the acoustic noise being generated by the device. Next, the system uses the estimated acoustic noise to adjust a setting in the device to manage the acoustic noise produced by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Costa, David R. Cox, Benjamin A. Bard
  • Publication number: 20110200588
    Abstract: Methods of treating an individual exhibiting a medical condition are disclosed. The methods involve determining a score of an individual based on the individual's genotypic information, comparing the score to at least one threshold value, wherein the result of the comparison is indicative of a beneficial response to a treatment, and providing a suitable treatment to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Perlegen Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Cox, Mark A. McCamish
  • Publication number: 20110020815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for identifying variations that occur in the human genome and relating these variations to the genetic basis of disease and drug response. In particular, the present invention relates to identifying individual SNPs, determining SNP haplotype blocks and patterns, and, further, using the SNP haplotype blocks and patterns to dissect the genetic bases of disease and drug response. The methods of the present invention are useful in whole genome analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Nila Patil, David R. Cox, Anthony J. Berno, David A. Hinds