Patents by Inventor David Starr

David Starr 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: 10339160
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to organizing electronic text documents. In particular, one or more embodiments comprise a content management system that improves the organization of electronic text documents by intelligently and accurately categorizing electronic text documents by topic. The content management system organizes electronic text documents based on one or more topics, without the need for a human reviewer to manually classify each electronic text document, and without the need for training a classification algorithm based on a set of manually classified electronic text documents. Further, the content management system identifies and suggests topics for electronic text documents that relate to new or emerging topics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wade Starr, Robert David Norton
  • Patent number: 10130199
    Abstract: A cake stacking system for supporting a multi-tiered cake includes a center rod that extends from a bottom of a base tier of the multi-tiered cake to an interior portion of an uppermost tier of the multi-tiered cake, and a plurality of peripheral rods arranged around the center rod, the plurality of peripheral rods disposed in each tier of the multi-tiered cake except for the uppermost tier of the multi-tiered cake. The center rod includes at least one first rod having a first height and one second rod having a second height. The first height is greater than the second height. Each peripheral rod includes a tubular member and a flange coupled to one end of the tubular member. The flange maintains a vertical position of the tubular member and supports a bottom surface of an above tier of the multi-tiered cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WILTON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Deszcz, Erin Rohler, Traci Chapple, David Starr, Beth Somers
  • Publication number: 20170332647
    Abstract: A portioning device for cutting or leveling a food product includes a blade configured to cut the food product, a first leg section and a second leg section configured to support the portioning device on a surface, and a handle section configured to be manipulated by a user. Each of the first and second leg sections include a leg, a blade holder configured to connect with the blade, and a leg lock operatively mounted to the leg and configured to selectively lock the leg in a position at a selected height of the leg to adjust a distance between the blade and the surface. The blade is a wire. The handle section is foldable about the central portion thereof to place the device in a collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: David Starr, Catherine Franczyk, Jeffrey Bull, Hugh Melling
  • Patent number: 9751094
    Abstract: A scroll screen centrifugal separator includes a distributor that is configured to receive slurry received from a feed conduit. The distributor is configured to deflect the received slurry to a screen of the scroll screen centrifugal separator. In some embodiments, the distributor may include a distributor that has a flat surface encircled by a lip or having one or more lips positioned on the flat surface, an inclined surface, or a declined surface that faces the mouth of the feed conduit. In other embodiments, the distributor may include a plurality of dam members for defining passageways through which slurry is passable through the distributor prior to being ejected to a screen of the separator. In other embodiments, the distributor may include a distributor plate that has a plurality of radial arms attached thereto that are configured to direct slurry to the basket with a rotational velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventors: Michael J. Gardiner, Mathew Walker, Tony Elliott, David Starr, Craig Wilson, Mark Flanagan, Barry Lewis
  • Publication number: 20170238741
    Abstract: A cake stacking system for supporting a multi-tiered cake includes a center rod that extends from a bottom of a base tier of the multi-tiered cake to an interior portion of an uppermost tier of the multi-tiered cake, and a plurality of peripheral rods arranged around the center rod, the plurality of peripheral rods disposed in each tier of the multi-tiered cake except for the uppermost tier of the multi-tiered cake. The center rod includes at least one first rod having a first height and one second rod having a second height. The first height is greater than the second height. Each peripheral rod includes a tubular member and a flange coupled to one end of the tubular member. The flange maintains a vertical position of the tubular member and supports a bottom surface of an above tier of the multi-tiered cake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Lisa DESZCZ, Erin ROHLER, Traci CHAPPLE, David STARR, Beth SOMERS
  • Publication number: 20170232448
    Abstract: A classifier cleaning and optimization device is provided. The device includes a chamber that is adapted to contain a fluidized bed, an array of two or more adjacently arranged inclined plates positioned above the fluidized bed wherein an inclined channel is formed between each pair of adjacent inclined plates, and a means for introducing a process liquid into the chamber between the fluidized bed and the array of inclined plates such that in use, the process fluid travels through at least one of the inclined channels. A method of cleaning the separation section of a classifier is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: David Starr, Taavi Orupold
  • Patent number: 9668487
    Abstract: A portioning device is provided for use in cutting or leveling a food product. The portioning device comprises a handle section that is configured to be manipulated by a user, a leg section and a blade. The handle section includes an arm configured to receive a leg, a sleeve configured to slide over a portion of the arm, and an arm connector pivotally coupled to the arm. The leg section is configured to support the portioning device on a surface. The leg section includes a blade holder configured to hold an end of a blade portion, and a leg lock configured to adjustably lock the leg in a position. The blade is configured to cut an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: WILTON INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: David Starr, Catherine Franczyk, Jeffrey Bull, Hugh Melling, Traci Chapple, Jeffrey Chiu, Mason Umholtz
  • Patent number: 9579685
    Abstract: A coupler removably connectable to a decorating bag. The coupler includes an inner coupler configured to be inserted into the decorating bag, an outer coupler configured to removably secure to the inner coupler with the decorating bag disposed between the inner coupler and the outer coupler and a retainer configured to receive a decorating tip and removably secure to the outer coupler in order to lock the decorating tip into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Starr, Jeff Bull, Roy Melling, Erin Smith, Stephanie Goode, Kevin McFadden
  • Patent number: 9579659
    Abstract: A classifier and a method of separating material using such a classifier are disclosed. The classifier comprises a mixing chamber having a mixing fluidization floor and a concentration chamber having a concentration fluidization floor. The concentration fluidization floor and at least a portion of the concentration chamber is located below the mixing fluidization floor. The method of separating material using such a classifier comprises delivering material to be separated into a mixing chamber of the classifier, fluidizing the material in the mixing chamber; transferring some of the material to a concentration chamber of the classifier in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, fluidizing the material in the concentration chamber, forming a concentrating fluidized bed in the concentration chamber, separating the material with at least the concentrating fluidized bed and drawing heavier portions of the separated material from the concentration chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventors: David Starr, Taavi Orupold
  • Patent number: 9504340
    Abstract: A food carrier configured for use in decorating, storing, serving and transporting food in a single device. The food carrier includes a turntable base having a body and a rotating member that rotates about a central axis relative to the body, a serving platter configured to removably secure to the turntable base; and a lid configured to engage the turntable base. The turntable base has a plurality of locking mechanisms to secure the rotating member relative to the body. The lid may be lockable to the turntable base by at least one locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Wilton Industries Inc.
    Inventors: David Starr, Bruce Konen, Mason Uhmholtz, Catherine Franczyk, Sarah Mault
  • Publication number: 20160310970
    Abstract: A scroll screen centrifugal separator includes a distributor that is configured to receive slurry received from a feed conduit. The distributor is configured to deflect the received slurry to a screen of the scroll screen centrifugal separator. In some embodiments, the distributor may include a distributor that has a flat surface encircled by a lip or having one or more lips positioned on the flat surface, an inclined surface, or a declined surface that faces the mouth of the feed conduit. In other embodiments, the distributor may include a plurality of dam members for defining passageways through which slurry is passable through the distributor prior to being ejected to a screen of the separator. In other embodiments, the distributor may include a distributor plate that has a plurality of radial arms attached thereto that are configured to direct slurry to the basket with a rotational velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. GARDINER, Mathew WALKER, Tony ELLIOTT, David STARR, Craig WILSON, Mark FLANAGAN, Barry LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20160296942
    Abstract: A classifier and a method of separating material using such a classifier are disclosed. The classifier comprises a mixing chamber having a mixing fluidisation floor and a concentration chamber having a concentration fluidisation floor. The concentration fluidisation floor and at least a portion of the concentration chamber is located below the mixing fluidisation floor. The method of separating material using such a classifier comprises delivering material to be separated into a mixing chamber of the classifier, fluidising the material in the mixing chamber; transferring some of the material to a concentration chamber of the classifier in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, fluidising the material in the concentration chamber, forming a concentrating fluidised bed in the concentration chamber, separating the material with at least the concentrating fluidised bed and drawing heavier portions of the separated material from the concentration chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: David STARR, Taavi ORUPOLD
  • Patent number: 9463804
    Abstract: A curve length, a curve size, and a curve heading angle change of a roadway being traveled by a vehicle are determined. Each of the curve length, the curve size, and the curve heading angle are compared with one or more threshold values to obtain a driving mode request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TEHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Szwabowski, David Starr, Fling Tseng, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Jianbo Lu
  • Patent number: 9380106
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Patent number: 9356899
    Abstract: A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SimpleAir, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz
  • Publication number: 20160129912
    Abstract: A curve length, a curve size, and a curve heading angle change of a roadway being traveled by a vehicle are determined. Each of the curve length, the curve size, and the curve heading angle are compared with one or more threshold values to obtain a driving mode request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Szwabowski, David Starr, Fling Tseng, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Jianbo Lu
  • Patent number: 9192266
    Abstract: A support device for moving an item on a surface. A main body includes a panel and a sidewall. A handle assembly engages the main body and includes a first transportation mechanism. The support device includes a resistance portion on the main body for engaging a surface and resisting movement of the support device when in a resistive mode. The handle mechanism lowers the first transportation mechanism to engage the surface and disengage the resistance portion from the surface in a transportive mode to encourage movement of the support device and the item supported thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Starr, Kevin McFadden, Jeffrey Chiu, Erin Smith, Sarah Mault
  • Patent number: D741592
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EK SUCCESS LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Shainwald, David Starr, Heather Rohlf, Luke Li
  • Patent number: D760548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Deszcz, Erin Rohler, Traci Chapple, David Starr, Beth Somers
  • Patent number: D760559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Chu, Lisa Deszcz, Traci Chapple, David Starr, Erin Smith, Angelina Lullie