Patents by Inventor Douglas B. Weiner

Douglas B. Weiner 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: 10294278
    Abstract: Provided herein is a nucleic acid comprising consensus amino acid sequence of foot-and-mouth disease FMDV VP1-4 coat proteins of FMDV subtypes A, Asia 1, C, O, SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3 as well as plasmids and vaccines expressing the sequences. Also provided herein is methods for generating an immune response against one or more FMDV subtypes using the vaccine as described above as well as methods for deciphering between vaccinated mammals with the vaccine and those that are infected with FMDV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: David B. Weiner, Bernadette Ferraro, Jian Yan, Patricia A. Brown, Rodney A. Bowling, Douglas R. Kern, Mathura P. Ramanathan, Niranjan Y. Sardesai, Karuppiah Muthumani
  • Publication number: 20170329808
    Abstract: A multi-sensor network interface includes at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to receive a commission notification message from each of a plurality of data sources, each data source associated with at least one sensor, in response to receiving the commission notification message from each data source, provision each data source for reception of data from the data source, receive data from each data source, and store the received data in a data historian. The received data from a first one of the data sources includes at least one different data type than the received data from a second one of the data sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Lachman, Ronald E. McDaniel, Douglas B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 8935100
    Abstract: A system performs methods for well and reservoir management for optimized production of fluids in a reservoir. The system includes a knowledge engine configured to receive a plurality of field inputs, process and analyze the field inputs, and provide a plurality of outputs for presentation to an operator. The system also includes a user data interface configured to display the plurality of data outputs. The plurality of field inputs comprises chemical sensing data and at least one of: temperature, pressure, flow rate and concentration of production components from one or more individual wells located within the reservoir, seismic surveys of the reservoir, permeability, geochemistry and lithology of rock formations, and geographic information system (GIS) data associated with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: NeoTek Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas B. Weiner, Miroslav Petro, Dirk De Bruyker, Marcelo Piotti
  • Publication number: 20140166274
    Abstract: A system performs methods for well and reservoir management for optimized production of fluids in a reservoir. The system includes a knowledge engine configured to receive a plurality of field inputs, process and analyze the field inputs, and provide a plurality of outputs for presentation to an operator. The system also includes a user data interface configured to display the plurality of data outputs. The plurality of field inputs comprises chemical sensing data and at least one of: temperature, pressure, flow rate and concentration of production components from one or more individual wells located within the reservoir, seismic surveys of the reservoir, permeability, geochemistry and lithology of rock formations, and geographic information system (GIS) data associated with the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NeoTek Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas B. Weiner, Miroslav Petro, Dirk De Bruyker, Marcelo Piotti
  • Publication number: 20140170025
    Abstract: A sensing transducer apparatus measures specific chemicals or classes of chemicals. The apparatus includes an electromagnetic transducer comprising at least two electrodes wherein at least one of the electrodes is on an electrically and mechanically stable substrate, and a chemically sensitive material having an affinity for a dispersed chemical or class of chemicals in a single or multiphase analyte, the chemically sensitive material disposed on or adjacent to the electromagnetic transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NeoTek Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas B. Weiner, Miroslav Petro, Dirk De Bruyker, Marcelo Piotti
  • Publication number: 20090238308
    Abstract: An ultra low-power transmission system for use with a battery-operated device. The ultra-low power transmission system comprises an encoded transmitter and an addressable ultra -low power receiver. The ultra low-power receiver comprises an RF front-end block for receiving and demodulating an incoming RF signal. The RF front-end block includes an amplifier for amplifying the received RF signal and a frequency discriminator for demodulating the amplified RF signal to produce a baseband signal. The amplifier and the frequency discriminator are each comprised of enhancement mode, high-mobility electron transistors (E-HEMTs). The ultra low-power further receiver comprises a correlator for receiving the baseband signal from the frequency discriminator and detecting a codeword therein. The correlator comprises a plurality of switched capacitors for storing samples of the baseband signal. The correlator is operable to couple the plurality of switched capacitors in order to integrate the samples stored thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: Crane Co.
    Inventors: Douglas B. Weiner, Richard C. Eden
  • Patent number: 7006469
    Abstract: A method and protocol for dynamic downstream and upstream frequency assignment in a localized microwave distribution system. Downstream frequencies can be assigned via a base station periodic broadcast of a frequency assignment table for a home common control channel in each base station downstream frequency. Customer premise equipment monitors the home common control channel for a frequency assignment message, which preferably includes a table mapping each customer premise equipment, or that equipment for which there has been no recent upstream communication. Downstream frequencies may also be assigned by a customer premise equipment request to a base station sent over a common control channel associated with an upstream frequency associated with a downstream frequency identified during a scan of downstream frequencies. A modified aloha contention algorithm is used if multiple customer premise equipment requests conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Roark, Douglas B. Weiner, Andrew Cilia, Mitchel B. Stiles
  • Patent number: 6404751
    Abstract: A method and protocol for dynamic downstream and upstream frequency assignment in a localized microwave distribution system. Downstream frequencies can be assigned via a base station periodic broadcast of a frequency assignment table for a home common control channel in each base station downstream frequency. Customer premise equipment monitors the home common control channel for a frequency assignment message, which preferably includes a table mapping each customer premise equipment, or that equipment for which there has been no recent upstream communication. Downstream frequencies may also be assigned by a customer premise equipment request to a base station sent over a common control channel associated with an upstream frequency associated with a downstream frequency identified during a scan of downstream frequencies. A modified aloha contention algorithm is used if multiple customer premise equipment requests conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Crisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Roark, Douglas B. Weiner, Andrew Cilia, Mitchel B. Stiles
  • Patent number: 6304762
    Abstract: A point-to-multipoint communication system wherein the base station broadcasts the same frequency band signals over multiple sectors of given node. The base station includes a plurality of channel receivers (ch. 1-ch. n) for each sector and a plurality of antennas 36a and 36b selectively coupled to said channel receivers. The subsector antennas have these radiation centers offset from each other to present different coverage over the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: William K. Myers, Eugene A. Robinson, Hatcher E. Chalkley, Michael L. Brobston, Douglas B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 6272351
    Abstract: A wireless communication system (100) is disclosed in which a central office (102) generates a signal. A first base station (104) receives the central office signal and transmits a first broadcast signal in a first frequency range in response to the central office signal. A second base station (124) receives the first broadcast signal and transmits a second broadcast signal in a second frequency range in response to the first broadcast signal. A third base station (134) receives the second broadcast signal and transmits a third broadcast signal in the first frequency range in response to the second broadcast signal. In accordance with the present invention, a plurality of base stations are each able to provide one-way or two-way communication to a plurality of customers (110, 130, 140), with only one base station (104) receiving signals directly from the central office (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Leland Langston, Douglas B. Weiner, William K. Myers, James S. Marin
  • Patent number: 6216244
    Abstract: An antenna compensation system and method equalizes transmission link efficiency in sectors having unequal antenna or path gain while maintaining an equalized power spectral density. Areas of a sector having lower gains receive broadcasts with more robust coding to equalize their transmission link performance with areas of a sector having higher gains. The robustness of coding is controlled through setting of different forward error code rates, setting of different modulation types, or a combination of both. In analog systems it is controlled through variation of a signal-to-noise sensitive transmission parameter. Sectors may be divided azimuthally with areas at or near the boresight receiving less robust coding and areas nearer the sector edges receiving more robust coding. Similarly, sectors may be divided into radial areas with the more distant areas receiving more robust coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William K. Myers, Douglas B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 6212397
    Abstract: Multipoint Stations are controlled by one or more pilot tones broadcasted by a base station. The pilot tones are used to control the local oscillators of the remote stations both for receive and for transmit. The pilot tone is also used to control the input gain and the transmit gain of the remote station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: James L. Langston, Michael F. Black, William K. Myers, James S. Marin, Douglas B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 6055268
    Abstract: A modem communication system with receiving and transmission paths includes a direct equalizer system having an adaptive filter (1532) in the transmission path to compensate for frequency distortion of the communication channel. The transmitter filter coefficients are adapted by a filter coefficient calculator (1528), under control of a data detector (1526) which detects incoming data in the receiving path. A switch (1534) is controlled by status of a transmit output data buffer to multiplex either the training sequence or output data into the transmission path. When the buffer is idle, the training sequence generator (1540) is linked to a digital-to-analog (D/A) converter (1536) and line driver (1538). The receiving path includes an isolation switch (1520), a receiver amplifier (1522) and a slicer (1524). The receiver correlates the received training sequence with a known training sequence and updates the equalizer filter coefficients using an adaptation algorithm, such as a least mean squared algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: William C. Timm, Walter Y. Chen, Gene A. Frantz, Domingo G. Garcia, Xiaolin Lu, Dennis G. Mannering, Michael O. Polley, Terence J. Riley, Donald P. Shaver, Song Wu, Alan Gatherer, Paul E. Schurr, Douglas B. Weiner
  • Patent number: 6021158
    Abstract: A modem that operates selectively in the voice-band frequency band and at higher frequency bands is provided. This modem supports multiple line codes, like DMT and CAP. The modem uses a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), so that different existing ADSL line codes, such as Discrete MultiTone (DMT) and Carrierless AM/PM (CAP), can be implemented on the same hardware platform. The modem negotiates in real-time, for a desired line transmission rate to accommodate line condition and service-cost requirement. The line code and rate negotiation process may be implemented at the beginning of each communication session through the exchange of tones between the modems. A four-step MDSL modem initialization process is provided for line code and rate compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Schurr, Walter Y. Chen, Douglas B. Weiner