Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Mann

Douglas A. Mann 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: 20190261099
    Abstract: A headpiece for use with a cochlear implant includes a headpiece housing, a microphone within the headpiece housing, an induction coil within the headpiece housing that transmits audio signals to the cochlear implant, signal processing electronics, within the headpiece housing and operably connected to the microphone and to the induction coil, that generate stimulation parameters, and a rechargeable battery operably connected to the induction coil such that the induction coil provides energy to charge the rechargeable battery when the induction coil is inductively coupled to a transmitter coil through which current is passing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Scott A. Crawford, Douglas P. Lynch, Carla Mann Woods, Glen A. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20190261103
    Abstract: A cochlear implant system includes: an electrode array implanted within a cochlea; an internal processor in communication with the electrode array; an implanted antenna which is electrically coupled to the internal processor; and a modular external headpiece which is removably positioned over the implanted antenna, the modular external headpiece including a core containing a sound processor for processing sound and providing a corresponding signal to the implanted antenna; and a modular component configured to releasably engage the core and supply electrical power to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Scott A. Crawford, Douglas P. Lynch, Carla Mann Woods
  • Patent number: 10175070
    Abstract: Useful and meaningful machine characteristic information may be derived through analysis of oversampled digital data collected using dynamic signal analyzers, such as vibration analyzers. Such data have generally been discarded in prior art systems. In addition to peak values and decimated values, other oversampled values are used that are associated with characteristics of the machine being monitored and the sensors and circuits that gather the data. This provides more useful information than has previously been derived from oversampled data within a sampling interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Electric (US) Holding Corporation (Chile) Limitada
    Inventor: Douglas A. Mann
  • Publication number: 20170356771
    Abstract: Useful and meaningful machine characteristic information may be derived through analysis of oversampled digital data collected using dynamic signal analyzers, such as vibration analyzers. Such data have generally been discarded in prior art systems. In addition to peak values and decimated values, other oversampled values are used that are associated with characteristics of the machine being monitored and the sensors and circuits that gather the data. This provides more useful information than has previously been derived from oversampled data within a sampling interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventor: Douglas A. Mann
  • Patent number: 9778080
    Abstract: Useful and meaningful machine characteristic information may be derived through analysis of oversampled digital data collected using dynamic signal analyzers, such as vibration analyzers. Such data have generally been discarded in prior art systems. In addition to peak values and decimated values, other oversampled values are used that are associated with characteristics of the machine being monitored and the sensors and circuits that gather the data. This provides more useful information than has previously been derived from oversampled data within a sampling interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Emerson Electric (US) Holding Corporation (Chile) Limitada
    Inventors: Raymond E. Garvey, III, Joseph A. Vrba, Stewart V. Bowers, III, Robert D. Skeirik, Hermann Holtmannspötter, Michael D. Medley, Kevin Steele, Douglas A. Mann
  • Publication number: 20140324367
    Abstract: Useful and meaningful machine characteristic information may be derived through analysis of oversampled digital data collected using dynamic signal analyzers, such as vibration analyzers. Such data have generally been discarded in prior art systems. In addition to peak values and decimated values, other oversampled values are used that are associated with characteristics of the machine being monitored and the sensors and circuits that gather the data. This provides more useful information than has previously been derived from oversampled data within a sampling interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC (US) HOLDING CORPORATION (CHILE) LIMITADA
    Inventors: Raymond E. Garvey, III, Joseph A. Vrba, Stewart V. Bowers, III, Robert D. Skeirik, Hermann Holtmannspötter, Michael D. Medley, Kevin Steele, Douglas A. Mann
  • Publication number: 20110178897
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a system and method for facilitating electronic commerce over a network includes communicating with a user via a user device and a merchant via a merchant device over the network, storing an incomplete purchase transaction between the user and the merchant, generating a portable checkout link to the incomplete purchase transaction, providing the portable checkout link to the user over the network, allowing the user to select the incomplete purchase transaction for processing, and processing the incomplete purchase transaction upon user selection. The system and method may include notifying the user of the incomplete purchase transaction over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Girish Balasubramanian, Jonathan Douglas Mann, Tejas Arvindbhai Kotecha, Mark J. Boyd
  • Patent number: 7794764
    Abstract: A process for preparing an energy food product comprising the steps of (a) processing at least one base energy food component at a temperature and shear sufficient to form a homogeneous base energy food matrix; and (b) subsequently mixing at least one process sensitive component with said homogeneous base energy food matrix at a temperature and shear that does not deleteriously effect said process sensitive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward L. Rapp, Ralph Lee, Jamie Troy, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch
  • Patent number: 7727566
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an energy bar having a mean hedonic score for consumer acceptability of at least about 5.2. Preferably, the energy bar is either a grain based energy bar or a chewy energy bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward L. Rapp, Jamie Troy, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch, Ralph Lee, Neil Willcocks, Robert Boushell, Ralph Jerome, Tiago O. Rodrigues, John M. Kaiser, Ivonne E. Nill
  • Publication number: 20090068040
    Abstract: The invention is a 180° reciprocating piston compressor comprising additional eccentric disc linkage between the crankpin and the connecting rod. The additional linkage lessens the compression above the piston during start-up and limits the electrical motor shaft load at design operating conditions lowering the starting current surge when bringing the system up to starting speeds. The additional disc eccentric linkage also lessens the torque load on the motor during motor normal operating speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Douglas A. Mann, Edward Milton McWhorter
  • Publication number: 20040086600
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an energy bar having a mean hedonic score for consumer acceptability of at least about 5.2. Preferably, the energy bar is either a grain based energy bar or a chewy energy bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward L. Rapp, Jamie Troy, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch, Ralph Lee, Neil Willcocks, Robert Boushell, Ralph Jerome, Tiago O. Rodrigues, John M. Kaiser, Ivonne E. Nill
  • Publication number: 20040074447
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for initiation of farrowing of pregnant domestic swine within a predictable number of hours by administering a progesterone receptor antagonist. The present method also significantly reduces reduce stillborn pigs. A preferred progesterone receptor antagonist for use in the present method is RU38,486. The progesterone receptor antagonist can be administered to a pregnant swine via an appropriate route of administration, such as orally, intramuscularly or intravaginally. The present invention greatly facilitates human supervision and assistance during parturition, and is important for the production and profitability of farrowing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc
    Inventors: Douglas Mann, Paula Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20040071826
    Abstract: A process for preparing an energy food product comprising the steps of (a) processing at least one base energy food component at a temperature and shear sufficient to form a homogeneous base energy food matrix; and (b) subsequently mixing at least one process sensitive component with said homogeneous base energy food matrix at a temperature and shear that does not deleteriously effect said process sensitive component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward L. Rapp, Ralph Lee, Jamie Troy, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch
  • Publication number: 20040071850
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of changing a material property of an energy food product or intermediary of the energy food product prior to treatment by a unit operation during manufacturing. The method comprises the steps of: providing the energy food product or the intermediary, wherein the energy food product or the intermediary has at least one material property that changes upon experiencing an effective temperature change during manufacturing; changing the temperature of the energy food product or the intermediary by an amount effective to cause at least one desired material property change; and, optionally, transporting the energy food product or the intermediary to the unit operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ralph Lee, Edward L. Rapp, Jamie Troy, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch
  • Publication number: 20040071827
    Abstract: An energy food product is disclosed that is comprised of (a) a base energy food matrix; and (b) a plurality of inclusions dispersed within or on the base energy food matrix, wherein the inclusions contain at least one physiologically functional ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jamie Troy, Edward L. Rapp, Ralph Lee, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch
  • Publication number: 20040071828
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for preparing an energy food product. The method comprises the steps of (a) applying a functional component to a surface of a food substrate, wherein the functional component comprises at least one physiologically functional ingredient; and (b) applying a flowable edible material to substantially cover the functional component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jamie Troy, Edward L. Rapp, Ralph Lee, Jeannette Dido, Douglas Mann, Thomas Collins, Kevin Rabinovitch