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: 20220307688
    Abstract: A thermal oxidizer employing an oxidation mixer, an oxidation chamber, a retention chamber and a heat dissipater forming a fluid flow path for thermal oxidation of a waste gas. In operation, the oxidation mixer facilitates a combustible mixture of the waste gas and an oxidant into an combustible waste gas stream, the oxidation chamber facilitates a primary combustion reaction of the combustible waste gas stream into an oxygenated waste gas stream, the retention chamber facilitates a secondary combustion reaction of the oxygenated waste gas stream into oxidized gases and the heat dissipator reduces the temperature of the flow of oxidized gases within the heat dissipator, which is communicated to a greenhouse gas processor that extracts greenhouse gas(es) from the vaporized oxidized gases. The greenhouse gas processor may condensate the greenhouse gas(es), acid neutralize the condensation of the greenhouse gas(es), and capture the acid neutralization of the condensation of the greenhouse gas(es).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Evans, Thomas Darrell Evans, Lisa Carolyn Kern, Andrea Christine Moberly
  • Publication number: 20220307588
    Abstract: The invention is a shift lockout guide for a vehicle equipped with a manual gearbox. It includes a user-operable means that, in preferred embodiments, is mounted to the shifter of the gear box and is linked to an engagement portion that interacts with guide plates defining a path of travel for the shifter. A biasing means urges the engagement portion into the guide plates but this can be overridden by the driver through the user-operable means. The invention provides the driver of a vehicle fitted with the invention in the selection of specific gears while also preventing certain other gears from being selected. This reduces the risk of inadvertent overrevving of the vehicle's engine through inappropriate gear selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Alan Blake JOHNSON, Glenn Douglas EVANS, Grant Antony UDY
  • Patent number: 11376479
    Abstract: A ball lifting device having an elevator is attachable to a flagstick for enabling easy removal of a golf ball that is holed while putting with the flagstick in place in the cup. The elevator may be attached to a handle portion that extends up along the pole portion of the flagstick allowing the elevator to be raised by way of the handle portion. The handle portion may have a hook portion for hooking up with a golf club so that hand contact with the device is eliminated. The handle portion may be a thin member. The handle portion may be a tubular portion. The elevator may be spring loaded with the spring manually loaded by a golfer and released to eject the golf ball from the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Falcon Golf, LLC
    Inventors: James Evan Johnson, James T. Hegedus, Douglas J. Christensen, Peter R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11376388
    Abstract: Medical breathing tubes have a tubular body that defines a lumen extending between open terminal ends of the tubular body. An internal form is enclosed within the lumen and supportive of the tubular body. The internal form may be a coated encapsulated internal form where the coating secures the internal form to the tubular body. The internal form may provide for a series of alternative crests and troughs of the tubular body. A patient interface and/or a securement system may be attached to the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Thomas O'Connor, Jimmy Edward Eaton-Evans, Neil Gray Duthie, Brent Ian Laing, Steven Charles Korner, Laurence Gulliver, Puqing Zhang, Andrew Grant Niccol, Charles William Douglas Irving, Craig Karl White, Caroline Geraldine Hopkins, Michael Paul Ronayne, Callum James Thomas Spence
  • Publication number: 20220181774
    Abstract: An interface in accordance with present embodiments includes a base and a theme portion disposed on the base. A first layer is disposed on the base and includes a mixture with metallic powder suspended within a translucent medium. A second layer is disposed on the base over the first layer and over the theme portion, and includes the mixture. A third layer is disposed on the base and on the theme portion over only portions of the second layer. The third layer includes paint and paint thinner. A fourth layer is disposed on the theme portion over the third layer and exposed portions of the second layer. The fourth layer also includes the mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Swim, JR., George Peter Gakoumis, JR., Matthew Tangan Usi, Jason William Hawk, Anthony Louis Mandile, Brian Matthew Stuckey, Vanessa Rachael Luedtke, Douglas Evan Goodner
  • Patent number: 11321497
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jamaica LaQuay Barnette, Douglas Evans, Dipak Tailor, Brian Christopher Totten
  • Patent number: 11296404
    Abstract: An interface in accordance with present embodiments includes a base and a theme portion disposed on the base. A first layer is disposed on the base and includes a mixture with metallic powder suspended within a translucent medium. A second layer is disposed on the base over the first layer and over the theme portion, and includes the mixture. A third layer is disposed on the base and on the theme portion over only portions of the second layer. The third layer includes paint and paint thinner. A fourth layer is disposed on the theme portion over the third layer and exposed portions of the second layer. The fourth layer also includes the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Swim, Jr., George Peter Gakoumis, Jr., Matthew Tangan Usi, Jason William Hawk, Anthony Louis Mandile, Brian Matthew Stuckey, Vanessa Rachael Luedtke, Douglas Evan Goodner
  • Publication number: 20220015281
    Abstract: Providing a seed development environment is disclosed, including by: obtaining a seed type associated with seeds that have been deposited into a seed development environment device; determining an environmental control sequence corresponding to the seed type, wherein the environmental control sequence includes a plurality of target hydration levels for a plurality of seed development phases; and executing the environmental control sequence corresponding to the seed type, including at least by providing the plurality of target hydration levels using a hydration system and by adjusting hydration in the seed development environment device based on feedback from a hydration sensor that is included in the seed development environment device
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas Evans, Philip Rose, Richard Harrod, David Knott, Yaron Sheba, Giles Matthew Lowe, John Stewart Caldwell, Aarushi Abraham Karimpanal, Alyssa Reyes Biscocho, Gidon Wise, Paul Naddaff
  • Publication number: 20210387103
    Abstract: A wearable visualization device includes a housing, one or more lenses coupled to the housing and configured to display virtual features for visualization by a user of the wearable visualization device, and a cover coupled to the housing and configured to adjust between an extended configuration in which the cover extends over at least a portion of the one or more lenses and a retracted configuration in which the cover does not extend over at least the portion of the one or more lenses. The wearable visualization device also includes a controller and one or more sensors. The controller is configured to receive sensor data from the one or more sensors and to provide control signals to an actuator to adjust the cover between the extended configuration and the retracted configuration based on the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Wai Yin Chung, Douglas Evan Goodner, Justin Allen Hare, Andrew Raij, Jeffrey Scott Boyles
  • Publication number: 20210365286
    Abstract: A system for creating surrogate models is provided. The system includes a user computing device including a user interface, a database, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive, from the user computing device, a workflow request, determine at least one application in the database required to complete the workflow request, retrieve, from the database, the at least one application and meta-data associated with the at least one application, and determine that a user has proper tenancies to use the at least one application. The processor is further configured to execute, using the at least one application on an external computing device, a workflow associated with the workflow request based at least in part on the meta-data, generate, based on execution of the workflow request, new meta-data associated with the at least one application, and transmit the new meta-data to the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: James Albert Tallman, Eric James Tucker, Vincent Michael Russo, Andrew Louis Gallo, JR., Richard Brownell Arthur, Jeffrey Michael Iannotti, Peter Matthew Schmid, Adam Franklin Stevenson, David Charles Harry Ward, Douglas Evan King
  • 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: 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: 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: D962924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer