Patents by Inventor David Rhodes

David Rhodes 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: 10373731
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle system may include a window. The window may have glass layers and an interposed polymer layer. Signal paths that contact the polymer layer may be formed within the window. The signal paths may be electrical signal paths formed from wires or patterned conductive traces. The conductive traces may be portions of an infrared-light-blocking layer formed from a conductive film or may be patterned from other conductive thin-film layers. The signal paths may include optical waveguides formed from optical fibers embedded in the polymer or transparent thin-film layers on the glass layers or other substrates. Openings may be formed in the glass layers to allow signal paths to pass to an electrical component. The electrical component may also be wirelessly coupled to the signal paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Jones, Gary L. Burkholder, Derek C. Scott, David G. Havskjold, Glen A. Rhodes, Forrest C. Wang, Ryan J. Garrone
  • Patent number: 10368820
    Abstract: Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. Associated systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Pereira, Michael S. H. Chu, Elizabeth Stokley, David Salto, Candace Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20190222235
    Abstract: A microwave switched multiplexer having a bandpass At between frequencies f1 and f2, ?f=f1?f2, the multiplexer comprising n signal channels, where n>1, each signal channel having a signal bandpass at a center frequency within M, the center frequencies of the signal channels being equally spaced apart by ?f/n; each signal channel comprising (a) a switch having first, second and third ports, the switch being adapted to be switched between a transmit position in Which the first port is connected to the second port, a receive position in which the first port is connected to the third port and an off position in which the first port is not connected to either second or third ports; (b) a common line extending from an antenna end to the first port, the common; line ? comprising an input resonator and a center resonator connected together in cascade, the center resonator being coupled between the resonator and the first port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: ISOTEK MICROWAVE LIMITED
    Inventor: David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20190222234
    Abstract: A microwave switched multiplexer having a bandpass ?f between frequencies f1 and f2, ?f=f1?f2, the multiplexer comprising an input microwave resonant waveguide; an output microwave resonant waveguide; and, n transmission channels where n>1, each transmission channel coupled to the input microwave resonant waveguide and the output microwave resonant waveguide, each transmission channel having a transmission bandpass at a center frequency within ?f, the center frequencies of the transmission channels being equally spaced apart in frequency by ?f/n; each transmission channel comprising (a) an input resonator coupled to the input microwave resonant waveguide; (b) an output resonator coupled to the output microwave resonant waveguide: (c) a center resonator coupled to the input and output resonators, the three resonators being coupled together in cascade; (d) a tuning mechanism connected to the center resonator and adapted to be switched between on and off states, in the on state the resonant frequency of the c
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: ISOTEK MICROWAVE LIMITED
    Inventor: David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20190217720
    Abstract: An exemplary charging includes, among other things, transmitting an alert and receiving a command from a user in response to the alert. In response to the command, the method includes both running an engine to charge a traction battery and charging an auxiliary battery from the traction battery. An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes, among other things, a traction battery, an auxiliary battery, an engine, and a controller configured to cause the engine to run to charge the traction battery in response to a command received from a user. The controller is further configured to cause the traction battery to charge the auxiliary battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: William David Treharne, Mahmoud Abdelhamid, Kevin James Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20190198615
    Abstract: A III-N device includes a III-N layer structure including a III-N channel layer, a III-N barrier layer over the III-N channel layer, and a graded III-N layer over the III-N barrier layer having a first side adjacent to the III-N barrier layer and a second side opposite the first side; a first power electrode and a second power electrode; and a gate between the first and second power electrodes, the gate being over the III-N layer structure. A composition of the graded III-N layer is graded so the bandgap of the graded III-N layer adjacent to the first side is greater than the bandgap of the graded III-N layer adjacent to the second side. A region of the graded III-N layer is (i) between the gate and the second power electrode, and (ii) electrically connected to the first power electrode and electrically isolated from the second power electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Umesh Mishra, Rakesh K. Lal, Geetak Gupta, Carl Joseph Neufeld, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20190121860
    Abstract: A system for utilizing conventional speech interpretation and translation sessions to deliver multilingual functionality of telephone and video conferencing systems, and to create a more robust machine translation memory is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: AK Innovations, LLC, a Texas corporation
    Inventors: Azam Ali Mirza, Claudia Mirza, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20190120580
    Abstract: Ammunition containers are reloadable from within an armored vehicle to supply a remote weapon system mounted externally on the vehicle. The ammunition containers are designed to be fixedly mounted within an internal compartment of a weapon turret. In a first embodiment, at least one guide wall defines a spiral guide path for an ammunition belt, and a rotatable sprocket enables the belt to be loaded into the guide path. In a second embodiment, an ammunition clamp holds a round of ammunition, and the clamp is rotatable to wind the ammunition belt about the clamp's axis of rotation. A third embodiment has a guide sprocket and an adjacent peg to facilitate reloading an ammunition belt in horizontal layers. A fourth embodiment includes a pair of spaced support rails for hanging an ammunition belt in vertical columns, wherein rear ends of the rails may be located outside the container for easier loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin LUNG, Steven W. HAYES, Matthew MARTINEZ, David RHODES, Frank MUELLER
  • Patent number: 10224401
    Abstract: A III-N device includes a III-N layer structure including a III-N channel layer, a III-N barrier layer over the III-N channel layer, and a graded III-N layer over the III-N barrier layer having a first side adjacent to the III-N barrier layer and a second side opposite the first side; a first power electrode and a second power electrode; and a gate between the first and second power electrodes, the gate being over the III-N layer structure. A composition of the graded III-N layer is graded so the bandgap of the graded III-N layer adjacent to the first side is greater than the bandgap of the graded III-N layer adjacent to the second side. A region of the graded III-N layer is (i) between the gate and the second power electrode, and (ii) electrically connected to the first power electrode and electrically isolated from the second power electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Transphorm Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh Mishra, Rakesh K. Lal, Geetak Gupta, Carl Joseph Neufeld, David Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10203175
    Abstract: Ammunition containers are reloadable from within an armored vehicle to supply a remote weapon system mounted externally on the vehicle. The ammunition containers are designed to be fixedly mounted within an internal compartment of a weapon turret. In a first embodiment, at least one guide wall defines a spiral guide path for an ammunition belt, and a rotatable sprocket enables the belt to be loaded into the guide path. In a second embodiment, an ammunition clamp holds a round of ammunition, and the clamp is rotatable to wind the ammunition belt about the clamp's axis of rotation. A third embodiment has a guide sprocket and an adjacent peg to facilitate reloading an ammunition belt in horizontal layers. A fourth embodiment includes a pair of spaced support rails for hanging an ammunition belt in vertical columns, wherein rear ends of the rails may be located outside the container for easier loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Steven W. Hayes, Matthew Martinez, David Rhodes, Frank Mueller
  • Patent number: 10145639
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted weapon station is configurable to adjust the height of a rotational elevation axis thereof. The weapon station is provided with at least one fixed hanging ammunition container that is reloadable under the armored protection of the vehicle and the weapon station shell. The weapon station may have both electrically-powered and manually-powered drive systems for rotating a pedestal about an azimuth axis relative to the vehicle, and for rotating weaponry and operational units about the elevation axis, wherein the electrical and manual drive systems transmit power through the same output gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Frank Mueller, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20180299215
    Abstract: Ammunition containers are reloadable from within an armored vehicle to supply a remote weapon system mounted externally on the vehicle. The ammunition containers are designed to be fixedly mounted within an internal compartment of a weapon turret. In a first embodiment, at least one guide wall defines a spiral guide path for an ammunition belt, and a rotatable sprocket enables the belt to be loaded into the guide path. In a second embodiment, an ammunition clamp holds a round of ammunition, and the clamp is rotatable to wind the ammunition belt about the clamp's axis of rotation. A third embodiment has a guide sprocket and an adjacent peg to facilitate reloading an ammunition belt in horizontal layers. A fourth embodiment includes a pair of spaced support rails for hanging an ammunition belt in vertical columns, wherein rear ends of the rails may be located outside the container for easier loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin LUNG, Steven W. HAYES, Matthew MARTINEZ, David RHODES, Frank MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20180158909
    Abstract: A III-N device includes a III-N layer structure including a III-N channel layer, a III-N barrier layer over the III-N channel layer, and a graded III-N layer over the III-N barrier layer having a first side adjacent to the III-N barrier layer and a second side opposite the first side; a first power electrode and a second power electrode; and a gate between the first and second power electrodes, the gate being over the III-N layer structure. A composition of the graded III-N layer is graded so the bandgap of the graded III-N layer adjacent to the first side is greater than the bandgap of the graded III-N layer adjacent to the second side. A region of the graded III-N layer is (i) between the gate and the second power electrode, and (ii) electrically connected to the first power electrode and electrically isolated from the second power electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Umesh Mishra, Rakesh K. Lal, Geetak Gupta, Carl Joseph Neufeld, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20180052830
    Abstract: A multilingual communication platform for providing secure communication between a client and one or more linguists is disclosed. The platform performs the steps of determining, from a client, the type of desired linguistic service, determining if the type of desired linguistic service includes translation of a document, accessing a database of linguists to determine an appropriate linguist for the desired linguistic service, providing an electronic copy of the document to the linguist, if needed, connecting the client to the appropriate linguist via an audio communication link, if the desired linguistic service is an audio interpretation, connecting the client to the appropriate linguist via a video communication link, if the desired linguistic service is a video interpretation, and connecting the client to a scheduling database of available linguists, if the desired linguistic service is for an in-person interpretation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: AK Innovations, LLC, a Texas corporation
    Inventors: Azam Ali Mirza, Claudia Mirza, David Rhodes, Edward Cavazos, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170282383
    Abstract: A system can use a microphone to detect audio content from a content source, and analyze the audio content to determine whether the audio content corresponds to a respective portion of a stored content file. The system can then identify a response action correlated to the respective portion of the content file, and generate control commands to cause a robotic device to perform the response action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Sphero, Inc.
    Inventors: John Blakely, Jon Carroll, Corey Earwood, Brandon Dorris, Adam Williams, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20170115086
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted weapon station is configurable to adjust the height of a rotational elevation axis thereof. The weapon station is provided with at least one fixed hanging ammunition container that is reloadable under the armored protection of the vehicle and the weapon station shell. The weapon station may have both electrically-powered and manually-powered drive systems for rotating a pedestal about an azimuth axis relative to the vehicle, and for rotating weaponry and operational units about the elevation axis, wherein the electrical and manual drive systems transmit power through the same output gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Frank Mueller, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20170043478
    Abstract: A data exchange system is disclosed herein for receiving motion and attribute data corresponding to user interactions via a robot animation application. The motion and attribute data can be associated with a virtual animation of a virtual character using the robot animation application on a computing device. The data exchange system can translate the motion and attribute data for implementation on a physical or virtual robotic device to perform the virtual animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: John R. Blakely, David Rhodes, Corey Earwood, Phillip Atencio
  • Patent number: 9568267
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted weapon station is configurable to adjust the height of a rotational elevation axis thereof. The weapon station is provided with at least one fixed hanging ammunition container that is reloadable under the armored protection of the vehicle and the weapon station shell. The weapon station may have both electrically-powered and manually-powered drive systems for rotating a pedestal about an azimuth axis relative to the vehicle, and for rotating weaponry and operational units about the elevation axis, wherein the electrical and manual drive systems transmit power through the same output gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Frank Mueller, David Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9464856
    Abstract: An RWS is configurable to adjust the height of a rotational elevation axis thereof by providing interchangeable pairs of removably mounted yoke arms, wherein the pairs have different heights. The RWS is provided with at least one fixed hanging ammunition container that is reloadable under the armored protection of the vehicle and the RWS shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Matthew Martinez, Frank Mueller, David Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20160025441
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted weapon station is configurable to adjust the height of a rotational elevation axis thereof. The weapon station is provided with at least one fixed hanging ammunition container that is reloadable under the armored protection of the vehicle and the weapon station shell. The weapon station may have both electrically-powered and manually-powered drive systems for rotating a pedestal about an azimuth axis relative to the vehicle, and for rotating weaponry and operational units about the elevation axis, wherein the electrical and manual drive systems transmit power through the same output gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Lung, Frank Mueller, David Rhodes