Patents by Inventor David Stauffer

David Stauffer 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: 10677522
    Abstract: Flexible system and method of temperature control options for an enclosed space in a refrigerator appliance. A surface at or near the enclosable space includes a universal receiver. Different temperature control modules complementarily fit into the receiver. The manufacturer or user selects between modules of different types for different temperature control features. One module can be simply mechanical adjustment which is mechanically translated to a damper. Another option would be an electronic or electrical interface for the user that would send a signal to a controller that would electrically actuator damper control for temperature control in the enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Stauffer, Dennis Winders
  • Publication number: 20190389958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to monospecific antibodies against CXCR4 or binding fragments thereof, to the use of such anti-CXCR4 antibodies or binding fragments in treating diseases whose pathogenesis is related to activation of CXCR4, as well as to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such anti-CXCR4 antibodies or binding fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: MSM Protein Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andres McAllister, Corinne Moulton, Colleen Stauffer-Kelleher, Svetlana Abbasova, Viktoriia Vasilyeva, Olga Rimkevich, Andrey Ulitin, Roman Mikhaylov, Tajib Mirzabekov, David Kreimer, Eldar Kim
  • Patent number: 10467177
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an Enhanced High Bandwidth Memory (EHBM) are described, utilizing fewer physical wires than a HBM interface with each wire operating at a much higher signaling rate. The same logical signals and commands of HBM are supported over this higher-speed transport, with the resulting lower wire count and reduced signal density allowing use of lower-cost interconnection such as an organic rather than a silicon interposer between GPU and DRAM stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KANDOU LABS, S.A.
    Inventors: Amin Shokrollahi, Brian Holden, David Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20190179791
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an Enhanced High Bandwidth Memory (EHBM) are described, utilizing fewer physical wires than a HBM interface with each wire operating at a much higher signaling rate. The same logical signals and commands of HBM are supported over this higher-speed transport, with the resulting lower wire count and reduced signal density allowing use of lower-cost interconnection such as an organic rather than a silicon interposer between GPU and DRAM stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Amin Shokrollahi, Brian Holden, David Stauffer
  • Patent number: 10296958
    Abstract: A system allows people to more easily find products matching their skin tone. The system includes a database that categorizes cosmetic products according to a skin tone color set. The system includes a scanning device to scan one or more spots of a person's skin. For example, three different spots can be scanned. The scan determines a skin-tone identifier for the person's skin. With this skin-tone identifier, the customer can view products that match their skin tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sephora USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucie Tuan, Savio Thattil, David Stauffer, Ryan Poplawski, Meghan Cochran, Marcy Zelmar, Venkat Gopalan, Julie Bornstein, Margarita Arriagada, Christine Rose
  • Patent number: 10184252
    Abstract: A rain gutter cleaning tool has a scraper portion and a hook portion connected on opposite sides of a main body portion, as well as a tool attachment portion. The scraper portion is used to maneuver debris within a rain gutter to within the user's reach, while the hook portion is used to maneuver debris underneath gutter hangers which provide obstacles to the use of the scraper portion. The tool attachment portion is internally threaded to accommodate an extension pole. Thus, the user is able to easily and effectively clear a significant portion of a rain gutter without having to climb down from a ladder and move the ladder to a new spot in order to bring more debris within their reach for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: David A. Stauffer
  • Patent number: 10066868
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Stevan R. Dolinsek, Timothy A. Fulton, Daryl L. Harmon, Chad J. Rotter, David A. Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20180106045
    Abstract: A rain gutter cleaning tool has a scraper portion and a hook portion connected on opposite sides of a main body portion, as well as a tool attachment portion. The scraper portion is used to maneuver debris within a rain gutter to within the user's reach, while the hook portion is used to maneuver debris underneath gutter hangers which provide obstacles to the use of the scraper portion. The tool attachment portion is internally threaded to accommodate an extension pole. Thus, the user is able to easily and effectively clear a significant portion of a rain gutter without having to climb down from a ladder and move the ladder to a new spot in order to bring more debris within their reach for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventor: David A. Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20170299252
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: STEVAN R. DOLINSEK, TIMOTHY A. FULTON, DARYL L. HARMON, CHAD J. ROTTER, DAVID A. STAUFFER
  • Patent number: 9719717
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Stevan R. Dolinsek, Timothy A. Fulton, Daryl L. Harmon, Chad J. Rotter, David A. Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20170059237
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, a refrigerator compartment disposed within the refrigerator compartment, a drawer within the refrigerator compartment, a cover on a top of the drawer, a plurality of apertures in the cover, and controls on the cover for controlling temperature within the drawer. The cover is configured to be positioned between a user interface assembly and a user interface cover with screws through the apertures in a first configuration wherein the controls are electronic controls for controlling temperature within the drawer. The cover is further configured to be snapped to a control housing using the plurality of apertures for alignment in a second configuration wherein the controls are manual controls for controlling the temperature within the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: TROY M. ANDERSON, RONALD E. HALTMEYER, TREVOR L. HAWKINS, CHAD J. ROTTER, DAVID A. STAUFFER, TODD J. TUNZI, DENNIS EUGENE WINDERS
  • Patent number: 9442973
    Abstract: A system allows people to more easily find products matching their skin tone. The system includes a database that categorizes cosmetic products according to a skin tone color set. The system includes a scanning device to scan one or more spots of a person's skin. For example, three different spots can be scanned. The scan determines a skin-tone identifier for the person's skin. With this skin-tone identifier, the customer can view products that match their skin tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sephora USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucie Tuan, Savio Thattil, David Stauffer, Ryan Poplawski, Meghan Cochran, Marcy Zelmar, Venkat Gopalan, Julie Bornstein, Margarita Arriagada, Christine Rose
  • Publication number: 20150294239
    Abstract: A first itinerary comprising a first plurality of first location elements associated with locations to be visited during a trip, each first location element comprising first duration information, first arrival date information, and first departure date information, is maintained. A second itinerary comprising a plurality of transport elements associated with transportation to be used during the trip and a second plurality of second location elements, each second location element associated with a corresponding first location element, each second location element comprising second duration information, second arrival date information, and second departure date information is maintained. Modification information indicating that a duration specified in a selected first location element has been altered is received. A first duration, first arrival date information, or first departure date information in a first location element is adjusted based on the modification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Madelein Constanza ARAYA HERNANDEZ, Manuel AGUILA YANEZ, Benjamin Sebastian Ariel DIAZ CABALLERO, Michael Harald HAASE, Johannes HEBBELMANN, Danny Enrique PERICH LARA, Fabian Leonardo PERICH LARA, Oliver SCHROEDER, David STAUFFER, Justus Fritz ZEPPENFELD
  • Publication number: 20140167591
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: STEVAN R. DOLINSEK, TIMOTHY A. FULTON, DARYL L. HARMON, CHAD J. ROTTER, DAVID A. STAUFFER
  • Publication number: 20140145579
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, a refrigerator compartment disposed within the refrigerator compartment, a drawer within the refrigerator compartment, a cover on a top of the drawer, a plurality of apertures in the cover, and controls on the cover for controlling temperature within the drawer. The cover is configured to be positioned between a user interface assembly and a user interface cover with screws through the apertures in a first configuration wherein the controls are electronic controls for controlling temperature within the drawer. The cover is further configured to be snapped to a control housing using the plurality of apertures for alignment in a second configuration wherein the controls are manual controls for controlling the temperature within the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: TROY M. ANDERSON, RONALD E. HALTMEYER, TREVOR L. HAWKINS, CHAD J. ROTTER, DAVID A. STAUFFER, TODD J. TUNZI, DENNIS WINDERS
  • Patent number: 8690273
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Stevan R. Dolinsek, Timothy A. Fulton, Daryl L. Harmon, Chad J. Rotter, David A. Stauffer
  • Patent number: 8249177
    Abstract: For example, a method of detecting frame marker quality includes: detecting, in a bit-stream sent from a first component to a second component of a common hardware unit, a frame marker having a bit pattern different from an uncorrupted frame marker specified by a communication protocol; and assigning a quality level indicator to the frame marker based on a difference between said bit pattern and a bit pattern of said uncorrupted frame marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Etai Adar, Michael Bar-Joshua, David Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20110234074
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application is a u-shaped grommet for use in a refrigerator. The grommet is fixed so as to allow wires to be routed towards an opening in the liner of the refrigerator, pass through the opening in the liner, and exit the grommet in the opposite direction as the wires entered. The grommet is preferably molded to the wires so that the combined product is inseparable from the wiring which it protects. The grommet is also described as a single piece grommet, although multiple piece grommets are anticipated. Further disclosed in this application is an improved pass-through hinge for routing utilities, including water and electricity, from the door to the body of the refrigerator. The improved hinge features a hollow hinge pin through which utilities may be routed, thereby overcoming the deficiencies of the current state of the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stevan R. DOLINSEK, Timothy A. FULTON, Daryl L. HARMON, Chad J. ROTTER, David A. STAUFFER
  • Patent number: 8020403
    Abstract: An improved bottom mount refrigerator is provided with water and lighting systems housed in a space adjacent the top of the fresh food compartment between a false ceiling and the top wall of the liner. The water system includes a filter manifold, filter cartridge, storage tank, and valve mounted to a bracket. The lighting system, including the fixtures and wiring harness, are also mounted in the bracket. The water and lighting systems are pre-assembled on the bracket, which is then secured to the liner. The false ceiling includes a tank cover, a pivotal filter cover, and a removable light cover. The false drop ceiling hides the water and light systems and the mounting bracket. A front façade closes the gap between the ceiling and the liner. The ceiling and façade provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance for the upper portion of the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Chad J. Rotter, David A. Stauffer
  • Publication number: 20100226420
    Abstract: For example, a method of detecting frame marker quality includes: detecting, in a bit-stream sent from a first component to a second component of a common hardware unit, a frame marker having a bit pattern different from an uncorrupted frame marker specified by a communication protocol; and assigning a quality level indicator to the frame marker based on a difference between said bit pattern and a bit pattern of said uncorrupted frame marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Etai Adar, Michael Bar-Joshua, David Stauffer