Patents by Inventor E. Franklin

E. Franklin 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: 20190369353
    Abstract: A head-mounted display may include a display system and a lens system in a housing. The head-mounted display may include control circuitry that operates the head-mounted display in an active use mode and a protected mode. In the protected mode, the display system may be protected from collisions with the lens system. Placing the head-mounted display in the protected mode may include using an actuator to increase the distance between the display system and the lens system, may include injecting fluid between the display system and the lens system, and/or may include deploying a protective layer between the display system and the lens system. The control circuitry may determine whether to operate the head-mounted display in protected mode or active use mode based on sensor data, on/off status information, location information, and/or other information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Stephen E. Dey, Phil M. Hobson, Wey-Jiun Lin, Ivan S. Maric, Andreas G. Weber
  • Publication number: 20190361189
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable management panel includes drawer assemblies, each including a drawer slidable within a chassis. The drawer assemblies are secured together by a bracket that includes an interlock arrangement with the chassis. Such an interlock arrangement includes a non-threaded stud engaging a hole. Radius limiters may be part of the drawer assembly and include a cable entry aperture have a closed perimeter and a flared cable guide surface around most of, and preferably all of, the closed perimeter to allow for the entry of cables from all directions. A control mechanism controls movement of the radius limiter relative to the drawer assembly. The control mechanism includes a rotating member that has an axis of rotation transverse to the slidable motion of the radius limiter and normal to the radius limiter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Michael J. Franklin, Lonnie E. Hannah, Trevor D. Smith, Steven P. Trebesch
  • Publication number: 20190329979
    Abstract: A material handling system automatically each picking orders using a put wall. A controller determines whether any of more than one removable intermediate holders in a put wall that are within the reach of a first robotic arm contain one or more articles that are ready for transporting away from the put wall. The controller directs the first robotic arm to: (i) engage the selected removable intermediate holder, (ii) move the selected removable intermediate holder to an empty order container, and (iii) reorient the selected removable intermediate holder to transfer the one or more articles from the selected removable intermediate holder to the empty order container. In one or more embodiments, the articles can be placed in the put wall by conveying donor totes to an each picking robotic arm that places picked articles into an end effector of a second robotic arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Intelligrated Headquarters, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. WICKS, David E. FRANKLIN, Thomas Michael FERNER
  • Publication number: 20190312200
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including stacked structures. The stacked structures include at least two chalcogenide materials or alternating dielectric materials and conductive materials. A liner including alucone is formed on sidewalls of the stacked structures. Methods of forming the semiconductor device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Zhe Song, Tuman E. Allen, Cole S. Franklin, F. Daniel Gealy
  • Patent number: 10384872
    Abstract: A material handling system automatically each picking orders using a put wall. A controller determines whether any of more than one removable intermediate holders in a put wall that are within the reach of a first robotic arm contain one or more articles that are ready for transporting away from the put wall. The controller directs the first robotic arm to: (i) engage the selected removable intermediate holder, (ii) move the selected removable intermediate holder to an empty order container, and (iii) reorient the selected removable intermediate holder to transfer the one or more articles from the selected removable intermediate holder to the empty order container. In one or more embodiments, the articles can be placed in the put wall by conveying donor totes to an each picking robotic arm that places picked articles into an end effector of a second robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTERS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Wicks, David E. Franklin, Thomas Michael Ferner
  • Patent number: 10369432
    Abstract: A ball striking device, such as a golf club, includes a head that includes a face having a ball striking surface configured for striking a ball and a body connected to the face and extending rearward from the face. A face member formed primarily of a metallic material forms the face, and a body member is connected to the face member and extends rearward from the face member to form at least a portion of the body. The body member is formed at least partially of a polymer material, and has a doped portion containing a doping material dispersed within the polymer material. The doping material may have a different density than the polymer material, such that the doped portion has a different density than the portions of the body member not containing the doping material. A co-molding method may be used to form the ball striking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Finn, David N. Franklin, Raymond J. Sander, Jeremy N. Snyder, Robert M. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10373235
    Abstract: A pay-at-the-table device is augmented to include an imaging sub-system having one or more image-capture components. A front-facing image sensor records video, or takes still photos. A wide view image sensor/lens captures a view of an entire table (or some portion thereof). When table images are captured by the imaging system, image post-processing is used to ensure that any details that can identify the individual patrons are masked or otherwise obscured; in this way, only generic demographic data (e.g., number of patrons, gender, approximate age, etc.) is captured, and all such data is maintained anonymously and without reference to any payment or other information that might provide the restaurant with the patron's true identity. The image-capture components may also include image sensors enable events (e.g., drinks needing refills, entrée arrival, etc.) to be monitored. An infrared image sensor captures thermal data, which can identify the temperature of the prepared food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TABLETOP MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Viren R. Balar, Kevin C. Mowry, Jeffrey E. Taylor, Christopher M. Wellheuser, Vernon Y. Franklin
  • Patent number: 10150627
    Abstract: A material handling system includes a belted conveyor that longitudinally transports low profile articles. An actuating mechanism selectively positions a counter rotating cylindrical roller brush diagonal across the conveyor surface to divert the low profile articles to a lateral destination off a side of the belted conveyor and can position the cylindrical roller brush away the belted conveyor to allow the low profile articles to transport to a longitudinal destination at a terminal end of the belted conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligrated Headquarters, LLC
    Inventors: Justin J. Zimmer, David E. Franklin, Jacob D. Wieneke, William M. Saurber, III
  • Publication number: 20180118473
    Abstract: A material handling system includes a belted conveyor that longitudinally transports low profile articles. An actuating mechanism selectively positions a counter rotating cylindrical roller brush diagonal across the conveyor surface to divert the low profile articles to a lateral destination off a side of the belted conveyor and can position the cylindrical roller brush away the belted conveyor to allow the low profile articles to transport to a longitudinal destination at a terminal end of the belted conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Justin J. Zimmer, David E. Franklin, Jacob D. Wieneke, William M. Saurber, III
  • Publication number: 20180057264
    Abstract: A material handling system automatically each picking orders using a put wall. A controller determines whether any of more than one removable intermediate holders in a put wall that are within the reach of a first robotic arm contain one or more articles that are ready for transporting away from the put wall. The controller directs the first robotic arm to: (i) engage the selected removable intermediate holder, (ii) move the selected removable intermediate holder to an empty order container, and (iii) reorient the selected removable intermediate holder to transfer the one or more articles from the selected removable intermediate holder to the empty order container. In one or more embodiments, the articles can be placed in the put wall by conveying donor totes to an each picking robotic arm that places picked articles into an end effector of a second robotic arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew R. Wicks, David E. Franklin, Thomas Michael Ferner
  • Publication number: 20180057277
    Abstract: A material handling system includes a belted conveyor that longitudinally transports low profile articles. An actuating mechanism selectively positions a counter rotating cylindrical roller brush diagonal across the conveyor surface to divert the low profile articles to a lateral destination off a side of the belted conveyor and can position the cylindrical roller brush away the belted conveyor to allow the low profile articles to transport to a longitudinal destination at a terminal end of the belted conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Justin J. Zimmer, David E. Franklin, Jacob D. Wieneke, William M. Saurber, III
  • Patent number: 9902567
    Abstract: A material handling system includes a belted conveyor that longitudinally transports low profile articles. An actuating mechanism selectively positions a counter rotating cylindrical roller brush diagonal across the conveyor surface to divert the low profile articles to a lateral destination off a side of the belted conveyor and can position the cylindrical roller brush away the belted conveyor to allow the low profile articles to transport to a longitudinal destination at a terminal end of the belted conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligrated Headquarters, LLC
    Inventors: Justin J. Zimmer, David E. Franklin, Jacob D. Wieneke, William M. Saurber, III
  • Publication number: 20160219866
    Abstract: Directional rattles for imitating the sound of sparring dominate game animals. In one embodiment, the directional rattle has a whorled portion, on the rod that makes contact with concentric rings within the housing of the rattle. In a second embodiment, the directional rattle has intermittent, fixed, raised, shelf-like projections on the surface that make contact with concentric rings within the housing of the rattle. The manipulation of the rod within the housing results in a more authentic sound that resonates out of the bell shaped or tapered portion at the bottom that gives the sound a directional flow out and away from the device, attracting game animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventor: Theodore E. FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 9273538
    Abstract: A well screen for use in a subterranean well can include a loose filter media, a sandstone, a square weave mesh material, a foam, and/or a nonmetal mesh material. A method of installing a well screen in a subterranean well can include dispersing a material in a filter media of the well screen, after the well screen has been installed in the well, thereby permitting a fluid to flow through the filter media. A method of constructing a well screen can include positioning a loose filter media in an annular space between a base pipe and a shroud, so that the filter media filters fluid which flows through a wall of the base pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kuo, Gregory S. Cunningham, Caleb T. Warren, Brandon T. Least, Michael L. Fripp, Matthew E. Franklin, Stephen M. Greci, Aaron J. Bonner
  • Publication number: 20150034301
    Abstract: A well screen for use in a subterranean well can include a loose filter media, a sandstone, a square weave mesh material, a foam, and/or a nonmetal mesh material. A method of installing a well screen in a subterranean well can include dispersing a material in a filter media of the well screen, after the well screen has been installed in the well, thereby permitting a fluid to flow through the filter media. A method of constructing a well screen can include positioning a loose filter media in an annular space between a base pipe and a shroud, so that the filter media filters fluid which flows through a wall of the base pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas A. KUO, Gregory S. CUNNINGHAM, Caleb T. WARREN, Brandon T. LEAST, Michael L. FRIPP, Matthew E. FRANKLIN, Stephen M. GRECI, Aaron J. BONNER
  • Publication number: 20140360674
    Abstract: The invention provides a water blocking tape for use in a variety of cable designs, such as power cable, data communications cable and telecommunications cable. A water blocking tape according to the invention includes layers of lightweight nonwoven fabric with one or more swellable water blocking compounds, such as water absorbent polymers, disposed between the layers. The nonwoven fabric layers are bonded in a pattern using an ultrasonic bonding technique. The bonding pattern helps to contain and to restrain movement of the water blocking compounds between the layers. The bonding pattern compartmentalizes the water blocking compounds to prevent pooling of the compounds and to facilitate a substantially consistent distribution of the compounds between the layers such that when a tape contacts water, the tape achieves a substantially consistent swell height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Craig A. Bahlmann, Ethan E. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8875784
    Abstract: A well screen for use in a subterranean well can include a loose filter media, a sandstone, a square weave mesh material, a foam, and/or a nonmetal mesh material. A method of installing a well screen in a subterranean well can include dispersing a material in a filter media of the well screen, after the well screen has been installed in the well, thereby permitting a fluid to flow through the filter media. A method of constructing a well screen can include positioning a loose filter media in an annular space between a base pipe and a shroud, so that the filter media filters fluid which flows through a wall of the base pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kuo, Gregory S. Cunningham, Caleb T. Warren, Brandon T. Least, Michael L. Fripp, Matthew E. Franklin, Stephen M. Greci, Aaron J. Bonner
  • Publication number: 20140250759
    Abstract: A directional rattle for imitating the sound of sparring dominate game animals. The directional rattle has a whorled portion on the rod that makes contact with concentric rings within the housing of the rattle. The manipulation of the rod within the housing results in a more authentic sound that resonates out of the bell shaped portion at the bottom that gives the sound a directional flow out and away from the device attracting game animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Theodore E. Franklin
  • Patent number: D704961
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Wearwell
    Inventors: Philip C. Huss, Michael E. Franklin
  • Patent number: D740591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: WEARWELL
    Inventors: Philip C. Huss, Michael E. Franklin