Patents by Inventor David W. Allen

David W. Allen 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: 20190333008
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method is disclosed for inventory management including an inventory machine, a medication tray, and at least one marker. A medication tray includes a plurality of compartments to receive medications and other items, where each compartment is designated as a receptacle for a specific item or type of item. A marker is provided for each item placed in a compartment, and insertion of a medication tray into an inventory machine enables components to scan for markers. The markers are configured to generate identifying data and other data related to an item upon being scanned by an imaging apparatus and processed by a decoder apparatus. The correct/incorrect location of items within a medication tray, among other information, is determined in an automated fashion as part of the computer-implemented inventory management system and method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: David G. WOLFE, Spencer W. Allen, Anthony Melanson
  • Publication number: 20190312359
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, register banks are used to allow for fast beam switching (FBS) in a phased array system. Specifically, each beam forming channel is associated with a register bank containing M register sets for configuring such things as gain/amplitude and phase parameters of the beam forming channel. The register banks for all beam forming channels can be pre-programmed and then fast beam switching circuitry allows all beam forming channels across the array to be switched to use the same register set from its corresponding register bank at substantially the same time, thereby allowing the phased array system to be quickly switched between various beam patterns and orientations. Additionally or alternatively, active power control circuitry may be used to control the amount of electrical power provided to or consumed by one or more individual beam forming channels such as to reduce DC power consumption of the array and/or to selectively change the effective directivity of the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kristian N. MADSEN, Wade C. Allen, Jonathan P. Comeau, Robert J. McMorrow, David W. Corman, Nitin Jain, Robert Ian Gresham, Gaurav Menon, Vipul Jain
  • Patent number: 10392556
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to amphiphilic block copolymers comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate chain coupled to a hydrophilic polymer. Such amphiphilic polymers may have the formula A-L-B, where A- is a polycarbonate or polyethercarbonate chain having from about 3 to about 500 repeating units, L is a linker moiety and —B is a hydrophilic oligomer having from about 4 to about 200 repeating units. Provided copolymers are useful as surfactants capable of emulsifying aqueous solutions and supercritical carbon dioxide. Provided copolymers also have utility as additives for use in enhanced oil recovery methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Aramco Technologies Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Allen, Christopher A. Simoneau, John M. Salladay, David M. Hatfield, John W. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10387007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tiled video display is shown on a screen of a display device. The tiled video display includes a plurality of video tiles that each show video content of a different video stream. The video tiles are arranged on the screen according to a tiling layout. A user interface (UI) is shown on a touch sensitive screen of a wireless mobile device separate from the display device. The UI includes a plurality of UI tiles that each correspond to a respective video tile of the tiled video display. The UI tiles are arranged on the virtual display screen according to the tiling layout of the video tiles. In response to a gesture over at least a portion of a particular one of the UI tiles on the touch sensitive screen, a modification is made to both the particular UI tile and a correspond video tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Savant Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Silva, Mark Tubinis, Christopher Perry, Nicholas J. Cipollo, Duarte M. Avelar, James F. Allen, David W. Tatzel, Andrew Hamm
  • Patent number: 10354041
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for improving capacitance extraction performance in a circuit, the method including mapping, via a computing resource, a first layout including a plurality of wiring paths, selecting at least one target wire from the plurality of wiring paths, selecting at least one group of wires running orthogonally to the at least one target wire, identifying and selecting within the at least one group at least one set of two or more wires that are combinable for representation as a single merged wire, mapping a second layout, via the computing resource, and representing the at least one set of two or more wires as the single merged wire in said second layout, analyzing parasitic capacitance between the at least one target wire and the at least one group of wires using the second layout, and manufacturing the circuit using information from the analyzing of parasitic capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert J. Allen, Susan E. Cellier, Lewis W. Dewey, III, Anthony D. Hagin, Adam P. Matheny, Ronald D. Rose, David J. Widiger
  • Patent number: 10327834
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an end effector assembly includes providing first and second jaw members moveable relative to one another about a pivot between a first, spaced-apart position and a second, approximated position. One of the first and second jaw members includes a cavity defined therein and the other of the first and second jaw members includes a stop member configured to be inserted into the cavity. A gap-setting gauge is grasped between the first and second jaw members to define a gap-distance between the jaw members equivalent to a thickness of the gap-setting gauge. The first and second jaw members are set such that the jaw members are prevented from approximation beyond the gap-distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joanna Ackley, James D. Allen, IV, Ryan C. Artale, Kim V. Brandt, Dennis W. Butcher, Edward M. Chojin, Gary M. Couture, James S. Cunningham, David M. Garrison, Keir Hart, Russell D. Hempstead, Glenn A. Horner, Daniel A. Joseph, Duane E. Kerr, Dylan R. Kingsley, Peter M. Mueller, Jessica E. C. Olson, Sean T. O'Neill, Jason T. Sanders, Robert M. Sharp, John R. Twomey, Jeffrey R. Unger
  • Patent number: 10320093
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, register banks are used to allow for fast beam switching (FBS) in a phased array system. Specifically, each beam forming channel is associated with a register bank containing M register sets for configuring such things as gain/amplitude and phase parameters of the beam forming channel. The register banks for all beam forming channels can be preprogrammed and then fast beam switching circuitry allows all beam forming channels across the array to be switched to use the same register set from its corresponding register bank at substantially the same time, thereby allowing the phased array system to be quickly switched between various beam patterns and orientations. Additionally or alternatively, active power control circuitry may be used to control the amount of electrical power provided to or consumed by one or more individual beam forming channels such as to reduce DC power consumption of the array and/or to selectively change the effective directivity of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ANOKIWAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Kristian N. Madsen, Wade C. Allen, Jonathan P. Comeau, Robert J. McMorrow, David W. Corman, Nitin Jain, Robert Ian Gresham, Gaurav Menon, Vipul Jain
  • Patent number: 9127505
    Abstract: A door assembly for presenting a closeable doorway opening includes a door and a door reinforcement brace. The door is operable to be swingably mounted for swinging movement into and out of a closed position in which the door is located generally within the doorway opening. The door presents opposite interior and exterior surfaces and a perimetric edge surface. The brace is attached to the door to overlie at least portions of the interior and edge surfaces to reinforce the door, with no part of the door reinforcement brace extending exteriorly beyond the exterior surface of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Edward Wayne, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Olberding, David W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20150218878
    Abstract: A door assembly for presenting a closeable doorway opening includes a door and a door reinforcement brace. The door is operable to be swingably mounted for swinging movement into and out of a closed position in which the door is located generally within the doorway opening. The door presents opposite interior and exterior surfaces and a perimetric edge surface. The brace is attached to the door to overlie at least portions of the interior and edge surfaces to reinforce the door, with no part of the door reinforcement brace extending exteriorly beyond the exterior surface of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: EDWARD WAYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Olberding, David W. Allen
  • Patent number: 8897951
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining a component on a vehicle. Component maintenance information is read from an automated identification technology tag on the vehicle, wherein the automated identification technology tag is associated with an interior component on the vehicle. A remaining portion of a maintenance period for the interior component is determined using the component maintenance information. An indication of the remaining portion of the maintenance period is displayed on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James Don Knox, David W. Allen, Jose R. Elias, Rebecca J. Shore, Tommy T. Nguyen, Lois T. Hill, Paul F. Seeger, Edwin Keith Riner, David Scott Kinney, Michael J. Buckley, William P. Coop
  • Patent number: 8897949
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reworking a component on a vehicle. An inconsistency on the component is identified. The component is reworked to remove the inconsistency. Component rework information is stored on an automated identification technology tag attached to the vehicle. The component rework information comprises information describing the reworking of the component to remove the inconsistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William P. Coop, Jose R. Elias, Paul F. Seeger, Rebecca J. Shore, Tommy T. Nguyen, Edwin Keith Riner, James Don Knox, Lois T. Hill, David W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20140012604
    Abstract: In some implementations, a self-selected insurance pool can be created. A group organizer and/or member of the insurance pool can invite friends, relatives and/or other contacts to join the self-selected insurance pool. Invitations can be sent using electronic mechanisms, including email, instant messaging, text messaging, etc. Invitees can be identified and selected from a member's address book or from contacts on a social media website. In some implementations, once the insurance pool has been created, members of the pool can monitor the activities of members of the group and receive notifications of events generated by other members. Members of the pool can view their own statistics as compared to other members of the group. Members can initiate a review of another member to determine if the member has been abusing or excessively using the insurance of the pool and initiate proceedings to remove the abusing member from the pool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: David W. Allen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130286163
    Abstract: A viewing system for viewing images having the appearance of a three dimensional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: X6D Limited
    Inventors: Ami Dror, Boyd MacNaughton, Rodney W. Kimmell, David W. Allen
  • Patent number: 8542326
    Abstract: A viewing system for viewing video displays having the appearance of a three dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: X6D Limited
    Inventors: Boyd MacNaughton, Rodney W. Kimmell, David W. Allen, Jure Bezgovsek
  • Publication number: 20130162614
    Abstract: A method of operating 3D glasses having left and right shutters including receiving a synchronization signal from a display device, determining a protocol of the display device based upon the received synchronization signal, and operating the left and right shutters of the 3D glasses using the determined protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: X6D LIMITED
    Inventors: Boyd MacNaughton, Rodney W. Kimmell, David W. Allen, Jure Bezgovsek, Ziga Cetrtic
  • Publication number: 20130003064
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring spectral distribution of an illumination source and providing desired output spectral radiance are described. The systems include a user defineable light source, an integrating sphere, and one or more light detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: David W. Allen, Steven W. Brown, Maritoni Litorja
  • Patent number: 8315797
    Abstract: A navigation system provides sensors and a user interface mounted in a single unit while allowing individual users to make adjustments to the user interface without affecting the functionality of the device. This is accomplished by mounting the orientation sensitive sensors (e.g. accelerometers, gyros, etc) rigidly to a mounting bracket rigidly mounted to the vehicle (such as to the dashboard). The sensors are mounted within a ball rigidly mounted to the bracket and the ball is secured within a rotatable socket on the user interface enclosure. In this manner, the user interface enclosure can rotate on the ball, but the orientation of the sensors relative to the vehicle will remain the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Navigation Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Allen, Larry E. Spencer
  • Patent number: 8233103
    Abstract: A viewing system for viewing video displays having the appearance of a three dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: X6D Limited
    Inventors: Boyd MacNaughton, David W. Allen, Rodney W. Kimmell
  • Publication number: 20120121958
    Abstract: A viewing system for viewing video displays having the appearance of a three dimensional image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Boyd MacNaughton, Rodney W. Kimmell, David W. Allen, Jure Bezgovsek, Andrej Kocan, Doug Porter, Erik Jensen
  • Patent number: D666663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: X6D Limited
    Inventors: Boyd MacNaughton, Rodney W. Kimmell, David W. Allen, Jure Bezgovsek, Jure Repe, Ding Hua Long