Patents by Inventor Douglas Evans

Douglas Evans 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: 20210212276
    Abstract: An aeroponic grow tower is provided. The tower includes a modular wall system located between a cover and a base. The wall system is comprised of a plurality of individual flat, four-sided wall panels. The identical wall panels are removably connected along their side edges via a click-lock, semi-spherical, elongated ball joint into one or more levels having a polygonal shape. Levels are aligned and stack atop the base and each other via half-lap joints at the top and bottom sides forming a flush interior surface. The wall panels have openings defining grow sites configured to support substrate and plants such that foliage extends to the outside and roots hang inside the tower. A pump delivers nutrient solution from the base up to a high-rotational speed spray nozzle which aerosolizes the nutrient solution which gently rains down upon the roots. The spray also impacts the interior surface further aerosolizing the solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas Evan Hersh
  • Publication number: 20210216099
    Abstract: An interface device for a wearable visualization device includes a head strap assembly configured to couple to a head of a user to secure the interface device to the head. The interface device also includes an interface frame coupled to the head strap assembly and a magnet supported on the interface frame. The magnet enables the interface device to removably couple to the wearable visualization device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Goodner, Christopher Wai Yin Chung, Andrew Brian Raij, Gregory Addison Hill, JR.
  • Publication number: 20210093041
    Abstract: A process of making a family cell of homogenous inner bladders with varying elasticity includes a forming a plurality of inner bladders from a first material with a first elasticity. The inner bladders have interior surfaces during inner chambers and exterior surfaces exposed to an outside environment. The inner chambers are configured to store a fluid. A family cell is formed by fluidly connecting the inner bladders. One or more hybrid bladders are selected from the inner bladders and a second material having a second elasticity is applied to the hybrid bladders. The second elasticity is less than the first elasticity, such that the second material reduces the elastic qualities of the hybrid bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas Evan Stern
  • Patent number: 10955890
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may query each component of multiple components of a system for multiple power utilization attributes associated with the component; may determine a power budget based at least on each multiple power utilization attributes of each component of the multiple components; may determine an integer number of power supply units based at least on the power budget; may determine a fail safe power level based at least on power provided by the integer number of power supply units; may determine, based at least on the fail safe power level, multiple component fail safe power levels respectively associated with the multiple components of the system; and may provide, to each component of the multiple components, configuration information associated with a respective component fail safe power level, of the multiple component fail safe power levels, respectively associated with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Kyle E. Cross
  • Patent number: 10898356
    Abstract: A delivery device can provide sequential delivery of a plurality of intraluminal devices or tacks held in a compressed state on the delivery device. Delivery platforms on the delivery device can hold a tack in a compressed position and have a unique shape, such as a non-constant outer diameter, an hourglass shape, a tapered proximal half, ridges, dimples, etc. This unique shape can be positioned between annular pusher bands that may also be radiopaque markers. In some embodiments, the unique shape is provided by a sleeve of flexible material with the unique shape surrounding a harder inner shaft. Further, the annular pusher bands can be made of wire or sections of material to increase flexibility while remaining radiopacity. A tack deployment method can include alignment of radiopaque markers on the outer sheath and the tack to be deployed prior to deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intact Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Longo, Douglas Evans, William James Harrison
  • Patent number: 10893721
    Abstract: A process of making a family cell of homogenous inner bladders with varying elasticity includes a forming a plurality of inner bladders from a first material with a first elasticity. The inner bladders have interior surfaces during inner chambers and exterior surfaces exposed to an outside environment. The inner chambers are configured to store a fluid. A family cell is formed by fluidly connecting the inner bladders. One or more hybrid bladders are selected from the inner bladders and a second material having a second elasticity is applied to the hybrid bladders. The second elasticity is less than the first elasticity, such that the second material reduces the elastic qualities of the hybrid bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas Evan Stern
  • Publication number: 20200410059
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling computing device expansion modules based on airflow rates are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes determining airflow rates in areas available for operable connection of expansion modules within a computing device during operation of the computing device. The method also includes determining expected power consumption of the expansion modules. Further, the method includes presenting placement of the expansion modules in the areas based on the determined airflow rates and the expected power consumption of the expansion modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Jamaica LaQuay Barnette, Douglas Evans, Dipak Tailor, Brian Christopher Totten
  • Patent number: 10877551
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine that a number of operational power supply units is below a first threshold; may determine a first amount of power consumed by multiple information handling systems (IHSs); may determine that the first amount of power meets a second threshold; may initiate a first transfer of data from at least one volatile memory medium of a first information handling system (IHS) of the multiple IHSs to at least one non-volatile memory medium of the first IHS; may determine a second amount of power consumed by the multiple IHSs; and may determine that the second amount of power meets a third threshold; and may initiate a second transfer of data from at least one volatile memory medium of a second IHS of the multiple IHSs to at least one non-volatile memory medium of the IHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Aaron Michael Rhinehart
  • Patent number: 10871963
    Abstract: An apparatus for voltage regulation device adjustment includes an external factor module that determines external factors, where the external factors include conditions external to an electronic device that affect operating performance and operating costs. The electronic device includes a voltage regulator device (“VRD”) providing power to one or more components of the electronic device. The apparatus includes a firmware selection module that selects new firmware for the VRD of the electronic device in response to the determined external factors, and a firmware update module that replaces previously installed firmware on the VRD with the new firmware. The new firmware includes control settings for the VRD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Luke Remis, Brian Totten, Delali Dogbey, Dipak Tailor, Douglas Evans, Jamaica L. Barnette
  • Patent number: 10852796
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may query information handling systems (IHSs) for respective power consumption levels; may determine an amount of power utilized by the IHSs from the power consumption levels; may determine an integer number of power supply units (PSUs) based at least on the amount of power utilized by the IHSs; may determine that a number of operational PSUs changes; may determine that the number of operational PSUs is not at or above a threshold number; may determine if the number of operational PSUs is at or above the integer number of PSUs; if the number of operational PSUs is at or above the integer number of PSUs, may determine that the number of operational PSUs changes; and otherwise, may provide throttle down information to the IHSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Kyle E. Cross
  • Patent number: 10663937
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for adjusting voltage settings, according to one embodiment, includes: determining a number of components electrically coupled to an output of a voltage regulator; determining voltage tolerance information corresponding to each of the number of components; determining a voltage tolerance limit of the voltage regulator; using the determined voltage tolerance information in combination with the voltage tolerance limit of the voltage regulator to determine whether an output voltage of the voltage regulator can be reduced; calculating an amount by which to reduce an output voltage of the voltage regulator in response to determining that the output voltage of the voltage regulator can be reduced; and sending one or more instructions to the voltage regulator to reduce the output voltage of the voltage regulator by the calculated amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Douglas Evans, Brian Christopher Totten, Dipak Tailor, Jamaica Laquay Barnette
  • Patent number: 10651712
    Abstract: A rotor (10) for an axial-flux electrical machine (12) is provided. The rotor (10) comprises an annular disc-shaped central frame (20) formed of a ferromagnetic material and having first and second opposing surfaces (26, 28). Each of the first and second opposing surface (26, 28) has shaped protrusions (40) extending therefrom. The rotor (10) further comprises a first and a second outer frame (22, 24) formed of a non-ferromagnetic, electrically conducting material. Each outer frame (22, 24) has an inner periphery portion (32) and an outer periphery portion (34) and a plurality of bars (36) galvanically connecting the inner and outer periphery portions (32, 34). Gap portions (38) are defined between adjacent bars (36) and the inner and outer periphery portions (32, 34). The gap portions (38) are shaped complementary to the shaped protrusions (40) of the central frame (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Evans Electric Pty Limited
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Evans
  • Publication number: 20200125159
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may query information handling systems (IHSs) for respective power consumption levels; may determine an amount of power utilized by the IHSs from the power consumption levels; may determine an integer number of power supply units (PSUs) based at least on the amount of power utilized by the IHSs; may determine that a number of operational PSUs changes; may determine that the number of operational PSUs is not at or above a threshold number; may determine if the number of operational PSUs is at or above the integer number of PSUs; if the number of operational PSUs is at or above the integer number of PSUs, may determine that the number of operational PSUs changes; and otherwise, may provide throttle down information to the IHSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Kyle E. Cross
  • Patent number: 10620692
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, processes, and/or methods may determine first power supply units associated with a first power supply grid of power supply grids that are configured to provide power to information handling systems (IHSs) and second power supply units associated with a second power supply grid of the power supply grids; may determine that the power supply grids are configured for grid redundancy; may determine that a number of operational power supply units of the first power supply units meets a minimum number of operational power supply units to provide power to the IHSs; may determine that a number of operational power supply units of the second power supply units not the minimum number of operational power supply units; and may suppress an alert of at least one of the second power supply units that is not operational to provide power to the IHSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Aaron Michael Rhinehart, Craig Anthony Klein
  • Publication number: 20200042074
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, processes, and/or methods may determine first power supply units associated with a first power supply grid of power supply grids that are configured to provide power to information handling systems (IHSs) and second power supply units associated with a second power supply grid of the power supply grids; may determine that the power supply grids are configured for grid redundancy; may determine that a number of operational power supply units of the first power supply units meets a minimum number of operational power supply units to provide power to the IHSs; may determine that a number of operational power supply units of the second power supply units not the minimum number of operational power supply units; and may suppress an alert of at least one of the second power supply units that is not operational to provide power to the IHSs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Aaron Michael Rhinehart, Craig Anthony Klein
  • Publication number: 20200042063
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may query each component of multiple components of a system for multiple power utilization attributes associated with the component; may determine a power budget based at least on each multiple power utilization attributes of each component of the multiple components; may determine an integer number of power supply units based at least on the power budget; may determine a fail safe power level based at least on power provided by the integer number of power supply units; may determine, based at least on the fail safe power level, multiple component fail safe power levels respectively associated with the multiple components of the system; and may provide, to each component of the multiple components, configuration information associated with a respective component fail safe power level, of the multiple component fail safe power levels, respectively associated with the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Kyle E. Cross
  • Patent number: 10479038
    Abstract: A juicer cartridge includes a liquid impermeable compartment at least partially surrounding food matter. An information region may be disposed on the liquid impermeable compartment, wherein the information region includes information for controlling at least one pressing parameter for pressing the juicer cartridge, such as a desired pressing speed, force profile, pressing temperature, total pressing stroke, number of pauses, number of press and/or retract cycles, and a distance of a press and/or retract cycle. The juicer cartridge may be used by placing it in the pressing chamber of a juicer that reads information from the information region and presses the juicer cartridge using the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FRESH PRESS LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Evans, Paul Katz, Neil Schultz, Andrew Murphy
  • Publication number: 20190339655
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for adjusting voltage settings, according to one embodiment, includes: determining a number of components electrically coupled to an output of a voltage regulator; determining voltage tolerance information corresponding to each of the number of components; determining a voltage tolerance limit of the voltage regulator; using the determined voltage tolerance information in combination with the voltage tolerance limit of the voltage regulator to determine whether an output voltage of the voltage regulator can be reduced; calculating an amount by which to reduce an output voltage of the voltage regulator in response to determining that the output voltage of the voltage regulator can be reduced; and sending one or more instructions to the voltage regulator to reduce the output voltage of the voltage regulator by the calculated amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Evans, Brian Christopher Totten, Dipak Tailor, Jamaica Laquay Barnette
  • Publication number: 20190339992
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: monitoring one or more types of system performance data, determining whether a current value corresponding to each of the types of system performance data is outside a respective predefined range, sending instructions to make adjustments to settings of a voltage regulator in response to determining that a current value corresponding to one of the types of system performance data is outside a respective predefined range, and performing an iterative process. The iterative process includes: determining whether an updated value corresponding to the one of the types of system performance data is outside the respective predefined range, and sending instructions to make additional adjustments to the settings of the voltage regulator in response to determining that the updated value corresponding to the one of the types of system performance data is outside the respective predefined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jamaica Laquay Barnette, Brian Christopher Totten, Delali Dogbey, Douglas Evans, Dipak Tailor
  • Publication number: 20190317588
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine that a number of operational power supply units is below a first threshold; may determine a first amount of power consumed by multiple information handling systems (IHSs); may determine that the first amount of power meets a second threshold; may initiate a first transfer of data from at least one volatile memory medium of a first information handling system (IHS) of the multiple IHSs to at least one non-volatile memory medium of the first IHS; may determine a second amount of power consumed by the multiple IHSs; and may determine that the second amount of power meets a third threshold; and may initiate a second transfer of data from at least one volatile memory medium of a second IHS of the multiple IHSs to at least one non-volatile memory medium of the IHS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Aaron Michael Rhinehart