Patents by Inventor Donald Allen

Donald 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: 20220372852
    Abstract: Methods of increasing efficiency of plunger lift operations and hydrocarbon wells that perform the methods are disclosed herein. The methods include monitoring an acoustic output from the hydrocarbon well. The methods also include calculating a plunger speed of a plunger of the hydrocarbon well as the plunger travels toward a surface region and calculating a discharge duration of a liquid discharge time period during which liquid is discharged from the hydrocarbon well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: David J. Schmidt, Krishnan Kumaran, Donald Allen Burnett, Patrick E. Goschy, Brian C. Seabrook
  • Patent number: 11459305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes and intermediates for preparing Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonists of structure (VI); and stereoisomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Gallagher, Laszlo R. Treiber, Robert Michael Hughes, Onorato Campopiano, Peng Wang, Yuxin Zhao, Shine K. Chou, Michael Allen Ouellette, Donald Nicholas Hettinger
  • Publication number: 20220268098
    Abstract: A screen frame element, such as for a security door or window, includes a base; first and second flanges defining a channel and first and second opposing support surfaces; an anchoring member connected to the second flange by a deformable pivot region and extending into the channel at an acute angle relative to the first support surface; and a seat at an inner edge of the first supporting surface substantially opposite the pivot region. The anchoring member is configured to engage the folded edge of a screen sheet, such that, when the screen sheet is drawn away from the base with sufficient force to overcome a yield strength of the pivot region, the anchoring member is configured to rotate about the pivot region to grip part of the screen sheet between the anchoring member and the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventor: Edward Donald ALLEN
  • Patent number: 11411908
    Abstract: A server maintains an ephemeral message gallery of ephemeral messages. Each ephemeral message is posted to the ephemeral message gallery by a user for viewing by recipients via recipient devices. In response to an ephemeral message gallery view request from any of the recipient devices, the ephemeral messages in the ephemeral message gallery are displayed on the requesting device in automated sequence, each message being displayed for a respective display duration before display of the next message in the ephemeral message gallery. A user interface via which the ephemeral message gallery is viewable includes indicia with respect to the number of times the ephemeral message gallery has been viewed online by other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Allen, Donald Giovannini, Chiayi Lin, Robert Murphy, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11346474
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a novel clamping assembly. More specifically, present embodiments relate to a clamping assembly for blind flange installation which provides an air tight seal for piping applications including, but not limited to, low pressure high-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ISCO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee David Tharp, Donald Allen McGriff, Andrew Arod Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20220066439
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle comprises one or more sensors to environmental data, a communication system to receive control inputs from a user, two or more actuators, with each actuator coupled to a rotary wing. The aerial vehicle also comprises a controller to determine a mode of the aerial vehicle based on the environmental data and the control inputs, each mode indicating a set of flight characteristics for the aerial vehicle, generate a gain value based on the mode, the gain value, when used to modify power signals transmitted to actuators of the aerial vehicle, causes the aerial vehicle to conform within the indicated flight characteristics of the determined mode, generate an output signal modified by the gain value based on the input signal, and transmit a power signal based on the output signal to each actuator of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Tankersley, Joseph Anthony Enke, Donald Allen Severns
  • Patent number: 11232600
    Abstract: A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a global positioning system module emitting geographic location coordinates associated with the motor vehicle. A database includes lane marking location data stored in association with corresponding geographic location coordinates. An electronic processing device is communicatively coupled to the global positioning system module and to the database. The electronic processing device receives the geographic location coordinates and retrieves from the database lane marking location data stored in association with the received geographic location coordinates. The electronic processing device transmits the retrieved lane marking location data. A head up display is communicatively coupled to the electronic processing device and receives the transmitted lane marking location data. The head up display displays virtual lane markings dependent upon the received lane marking location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventor: Donald Allen Turner
  • Publication number: 20210405304
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector comprises a connector body, a ferrule, and a boot. The ferrule has a rear portion supported within the connector body and a front portion extending beyond a front end of the connector body. The boot has a front portion within the connector body and a funnel-shaped portion that extends beyond a back end of the connector body. The funnel-shaped portion defines a boot back end. Additionally, the funnel-shaped portion includes a tapered passage on an interior of the boot and a lip on an exterior of the boot. The tapered passage and the lip are curved toward each other proximate the boot back end so that the funnel-shaped portion terminates with a rounded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Victor Julian Borer, Albert De Los Santos, Donald Kent Larson, Edward B. Lurie, Jameson Rensloe Wright, Donald Allen Zielinski, JR.
  • Patent number: 11169516
    Abstract: An aerial vehicle comprises one or more sensors to environmental data, a communication system to receive control inputs from a user, two or more actuators, with each actuator coupled to a rotary wing. The aerial vehicle also comprises a controller to determine a mode of the aerial vehicle based on the environmental data and the control inputs, each mode indicating a set of flight characteristics for the aerial vehicle, generate a gain value based on the mode, the gain value, when used to modify power signals transmitted to actuators of the aerial vehicle, causing the aerial vehicle to conform within the indicated flight characteristics of the determined mode, generate an output signal modified by the gain value based on the input signal, and transmit a power signal based on the output signal to each actuator of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Tankersley, Joseph Anthony Enke, Donald Allen Severns
  • Publication number: 20210337379
    Abstract: A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may include a button press. The personal digital ID device may be in the form of a bracelet, a key fob, or other form factor. The service may be provided by a mobile device, in the cloud, or elsewhere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: SideAssure, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Prabhakar Tadepalli, Saurav Chakraborty, Donald Allen Bloodworth
  • Publication number: 20210309211
    Abstract: An autonomous parking arrangement for a motor vehicle includes at least one camera associated with the vehicle and capturing images of parking spaces surrounding the vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the at least one camera and processes the captured images. A touch-sensitive display screen is communicatively coupled to the electronic processor and displays the processed images. The display screen enables a user of the motor vehicle to select a parking space in the processed images by touching the display screen. The display screen indicates to the electronic processor which of the parking spaces has been selected by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventor: DONALD ALLEN TURNER
  • Publication number: 20210287640
    Abstract: A stringed instrument tuner that senses the vibration of all the strings of the instrument independently and simultaneously via ultraviolet reflective light sensors that are immune to interference from ambient alternating-current lighting. The pitches of the strings are then measured continuously in real-time and transmitted wirelessly to a receiver that simultaneously graphically displays how far out-of-tune all of the strings are so that the musician can instantly see which strings need tuning and tune them quickly. The receiver may be a smartphone, smartwatch, smart glasses, computer, self-tuning system, or a dedicated wearable receiver-display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Allen Gilmore
  • Patent number: 11110915
    Abstract: An autonomous parking arrangement for a motor vehicle includes at least one camera associated with the vehicle and capturing images of parking spaces surrounding the vehicle. An electronic processor is communicatively coupled to the at least one camera and processes the captured images. A touch-sensitive display screen is communicatively coupled to the electronic processor and displays the processed images. The display screen enables a user of the motor vehicle to select a parking space in the processed images by touching the display screen. The display screen indicates to the electronic processor which of the parking spaces has been selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventor: Donald Allen Turner
  • Publication number: 20210214068
    Abstract: The technology described herein relates to autonomous aerial vehicle technology and, more specifically, to image stabilization systems for autonomous aerial vehicles. In some embodiments, a UAV including a central body, an image capture assembly that couples the image capture assembly to the central body. The image stabilization assembly is configured to provide structural protection and support around the image capture assembly while passively isolating the image capture assembly from vibrations and other motion of the central body while the UAV is in flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Parker Bry, Abraham Galton Bachrach, Yevgeniy Kozlenko, Kevin Patrick Smith O'Leary, Asher Mendel Robbins-Rothman, Zachary Albert West, Daniel Thomas Adams, Donald Allen Severns, Patrick Allen Lowe, Benjamin Scott Thompson
  • Patent number: 11006271
    Abstract: A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may include a button press. The personal digital ID device may be in the form of a bracelet, a key fob, or other form factor. The service may be provided by a mobile device, in the cloud, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SideAssure, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Prabhakar Tadepalli, Saurav Chakraborty, Donald Allen Bloodworth
  • Publication number: 20210134553
    Abstract: Various systems are provided for an X-ray system. In one example, the X-ray system comprising a high-voltage connector physically coupled to a cathode of an X-ray tube via a plurality of pins, wherein the pins comprise niobium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Madhusudhana Subraya, Richard Brogan, Kalyan Koppisetty, Donald Allen
  • Patent number: 10998160
    Abstract: A pair of straight or angularly oriented flat emitters formed of an electron emissive material are positioned on an emitter support structure and are electrically connected to one another regardless of the mounting structure on which the emitters are positioned. The electrical connections between the emitters are formed directly between the emitters using electrically conductive material members that are placed between and affixed to the emitters to provide the electrical pathway or connection therebetween the emitters after formation of the emitters. These electrical connection members form an electrical connection between the angled pair of emitters separately from an emitter support structure on the cathode, such that the electrical connection members and angled emitters including the connection members can separate the mechanical architecture of the cathode assembly from the electrical architecture, thereby creating a simplified construction for the cathode assembly and associated x-ray tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Steinlage, Andrew Marconnet, Sandhya Abhivandana Dammu, Evan Lampe, Edward Emaci, Michael Utschig, Donald Allen, Richard Brogan
  • Patent number: 10978268
    Abstract: Various systems are provided for an X-ray system. In one example, the X-ray system comprising a high-voltage connector physically coupled to a cathode of an X-ray tube via a plurality of pins, wherein the pins comprise niobium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Madhusudhana Subraya, Richard Brogan, Kalyan Koppisetty, Donald Allen
  • Patent number: 10910187
    Abstract: At least one emitter formed of an electron emissive material is positioned on a cathode assembly and is readily and reliably connected to at least one mounting member of the cathode assembly. The connections between the at least one emitter and an emitter support structure are formed directly between the at least one emitter and the emitter support structure by utilizing the at one mounting member on the emitter support structure that are positioned adjacent the at least one emitter and heated to secure the at least one emitter to the emitter support structure by welding the at least one mounting member to the at least one emitter and emitter support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Marconnet, Gregory Steinlage, Sandhya Abhivandana Dammu, Evan Lampe, Donald Allen, Michael Utschig, William Scott, David Bateman
  • Publication number: 20200351096
    Abstract: A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may include a button press. The personal digital ID device may be in the form of a bracelet, a key fob, or other form factor. The service may be provided by a mobile device, in the cloud, or elsewhere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Tyfone, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Prabhakar Tadepalli, Saurav Chakraborty, Donald Allen Bloodworth