Patents by Inventor Edward Boyd

Edward Boyd 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: 20200232646
    Abstract: Heat transfer systems employing a heat transfer means (e.g., circulating fluid, thermally conductive material, etc.) to transfer heat from the heat source (e.g., fireplace, wood stove or other heat source) to a remote location of a home, residence, building or other structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: John Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 10648674
    Abstract: Heat transfer systems employing a heat transfer means (e.g., circulating fluid, thermally conductive material, etc.) to transfer heat from the heat source (e.g., fireplace, wood stove or other heat source) to a remote location of a home, residence, building or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: John Edward Boyd
  • Publication number: 20190167909
    Abstract: A medication injector apparatus such as an injection pen. The injection pen includes a resettable, cartridge plunger drive assembly including an axially floating nut, a cartridge plunger engaging screw, and a drive clutch movable with the nut and which when rotated causes the screw to screw through the nut. When a cartridge assembly is mounted to the pen base, the floating nut and drive clutch are shifted proximally such that the drive clutch is in torque transmitting engagement with a rotatable drive member of the pen, such that rotation of that drive member results in drive screw advancement through the nut in the distal direction. When the cartridge assembly is not mounted to the pen base, the floating nut and drive clutch are biased distally to disengage the drive clutch from torque transmitting engagement with the rotatable drive member and to thereby allow the drive screw to be reset proximally through the nut to a position more retracted within the pen base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: William Godwin Atterbury, Mark Gerard Diller, Peter Andrew Gaydos, Shannon Marie-Lynn Hoste, Bobby Lee Walters, Steven Michael Madland, Douglas Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 10182587
    Abstract: A system prepares and dispenses non gas-infused and gas-infused beverages including a gas source, a pressurizable container connected to the gas source to receive a first flow of gas, a gas infusion tank connected to the gas source to receive a second flow of gas, a first dispensing tap that receives a portion of preprocessed beverage stored in the pressurizable container that flows under pressure from a portion of the first flow of gas to dispense a non gas-infused beverage from the first dispensing tap, and a second dispensing tap that receives gas-infused beverage from the gas infusion vessel to dispense the gas-infused beverage by the second dispensing tap, the gas-infused tank receiving a portion of the preprocessed beverage from the pressurizable container to infuse the preprocessed beverage in the gas infusion vessel with at least a portion of the second flow of gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MANITOWOC FOODSERVICE COMPANIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lundberg, Paul Wesley Cochran, Peter Edward Boyd, Robert R. Niederman, William J. Allen, II, Aditya Jayant Angal
  • Publication number: 20170164643
    Abstract: A system prepares and dispenses non gas-infused and gas-infused beverages including a gas source, a pressurizable container connected to the gas source to receive a first flow of gas, a gas infusion tank connected to the gas source to receive a second flow of gas, a first dispensing tap that receives a portion of preprocessed beverage stored in the pressurizable container that flows under pressure from a portion of the first flow of gas to dispense a non gas-infused beverage from the first dispensing tap, and a second dispensing tap that receives gas-infused beverage from the gas infusion vessel to dispense the gas-infused beverage by the second dispensing tap, the gas-infused tank receiving a portion of the preprocessed beverage from the pressurizable container to infuse the preprocessed beverage in the gas infusion vessel with at least a portion of the second flow of gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Lundberg, Paul Wesley Cochran,, Peter Edward Boyd, Robert R. Niederman, William J. Allen II, Aditya Jayant Angal
  • Patent number: 9615153
    Abstract: A system and method for applying an extended multipoint control protocols to wireless access systems. A medium-to-medium adaptor can be provided in an adaptor node that can interface with an upstream optical line terminal in a PON domain and a downstream device in a non-PON wireless domain. The medium-to-medium adaptor enables an implementation of end-to-end services across multiple quality of service (QoS) domains by passing all traffic with controlled delay and without contention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Lowell Lamb, Glen Kramer, Ryan Hirth, Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 9600996
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for providing audible, visual, and tactile alerts detectable by first responders in a geographic region impacted by a mass casualty event, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. In certain aspects, an electronic device of an individual trapped within a damaged structure may establish wireless communications with a mobile cellular site and may receive a request to generate an alert audible to first responders. In response to the request, the electronic device may identify first device settings corresponding to the audible alert, and generate the audible alert in accordance with the obtained first device settings. In certain aspects, the audible alert may enable first responders to identify locations of victims trapped within structures damaged by the mass casualty event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Michael Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 9479621
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (PHY) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The PHY link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables PHY link up between the network termination modem and cable modern without involvement of higher layers (e.g., MAC). The PHY link signaling channel can be implemented in the downstream (from the network termination modem to the cable modem(s)) or in the upstream from a cable modem to the network termination modem. Embodiments are applicable to any known cable network, and particularly to cable networks implementing the DOCSIS and EPoC standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Kliger, Yitshak Ohana, Niki Pantelias, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Edward Boyd, Mark Laubach, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9355386
    Abstract: Methods and systems for assisting individuals arrange meetings such as networking meetings with other individuals at a specified time (or within a specified time range) and at a specified place (or within a specified geographic region). More specifically, methods and systems for allowing individuals to post an invitation to for a meeting on an on-line network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Tangible Social, LLC
    Inventor: John Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 9356700
    Abstract: Embodiments enable a half-duplex Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode for Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) or EPON over Coax (EPoC) networks. Specifically, embodiments provide systems and methods for enabling an Optical Line Terminal (OLT)/Coaxial Line Terminal (CLT) to share a physical medium spectrum in time with the Optical Network Units (ONUs)/Coaxial Network Units (CNUs) that it services. In an embodiment, the OLT/CLT includes an EPON scheduler that can schedule downstream and upstream transmissions over the same physical medium spectrum. In another embodiment, the OLT/CLT is equipped with a burst mode transmit physical layer (PHY) module, which can be controlled by an EPON Medium Access Control (MAC) module, to transmit in burst mode over the physical medium. In a further embodiment, there is provided an ONU/CNU with a burst mode receive PHY module. The burst mode receive PHY module can maintain clock timing even with non-continuous reception from the OLT/CLT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 9318031
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a head-disk assembly device, “mass spin-valve” or “gravitational rectifier” and method of producing gravitomagnetic induction utilizing Nano-features; Nano-bumps and Nano-pits; fabricated on the surface of a hard disk. The device includes a computer hard disk; a piezoelectric glide head and/or a GMR read head; a typical hard drive's electronics; wherein, defects are fabricated on the said disk using a Focused Ion Beam (FIB) by depositing requisite number of nanobumps of specified height, and etching equal number of nanopits of specified depth a few mils or mm apart on a pre-decided radius. By spinning the said nano-features disk produce (1) an associated mechanical force utilizing a piezoelectric glide head and/or (2) an associated magnetic force utilizing a GMR read head; for (a) general use in surface characterization work and (b) for producing power by the presence or the absence of matter on a spinning disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Edward Boyd
  • Publication number: 20160099780
    Abstract: Embodiments include, but are not limited to, systems and methods for enabling Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) in the upstream in an Ethernet Passive Optical Network over Coax (EPoC) network. Embodiments include systems and methods for translating Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) upstream time grants to OFDMA resources represented by individual subcarriers of an upstream OFDMA frame. In an embodiment, the translation of EPON upstream time grants to OFDMA resources ensures that Coaxial Network Units (CNUs) sharing an OFDMA frame do not use overlapping subcarriers within the frame. Embodiments further include systems and methods for timing upstream transmissions by the CNUs in order for the transmissions to be received within the same upstream OFDMA frame at a Fiber Coax Unit (ECU). Embodiments further include systems and methods for regenerating a data burst from OFDMA resources for transmission from the ECU to an Optical Line Terminal (OLT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay GOSWAMI, Avi Kliger, Edward Boyd, Yitshak Ohana, Leo Montreuil
  • Publication number: 20160082195
    Abstract: A medication injector apparatus such as an injection pen. The injection pen includes a resettable, cartridge plunger drive assembly including an axially floating nut, a cartridge plunger engaging screw, and a drive clutch movable with the nut and which when rotated causes the screw to screw through the nut. When a cartridge assembly is mounted to the pen base, the floating nut and drive clutch are shifted proximally such that the drive clutch is in torque transmitting engagement with a rotatable drive member of the pen, such that rotation of that drive member results in drive screw advancement through the nut in the distal direction. When the cartridge assembly is not mounted to the pen base, the floating nut and drive clutch are biased distally to disengage the drive clutch from torque transmitting engagement with the rotatable drive member and to thereby allow the drive screw to be reset proximally through the nut to a position more retracted within the pen base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: William Godwin Atterbury, Mark Gerard Diller, Peter Andrew Gaydos, Shannon Marie-Lynn Hoste, Donna Marie Taylor, Bobby Lee Walters, Steven Michael Madland, Douglas Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 9253554
    Abstract: Embodiments include, but are not limited to, systems and methods for enabling Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) in the upstream in an Ethernet Passive Optical Network over Coax (EPoC) network. Embodiments include systems and methods for translating Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) upstream time grants to OFDMA resources represented by individual subcarriers of an upstream OFDMA frame. In an embodiment, the translation of EPON upstream time grants to OFDMA resources ensures that Coaxial Network Units (CNUs) sharing an OFDMA frame do not use overlapping subcarriers within the frame. Embodiments further include systems and methods for timing upstream transmissions by the CNUs in order for the transmissions to be received within the same upstream OFDMA frame at a Fiber Coax Unit (FCU). Embodiments further include systems and methods for re-generating a data burst from OFDMA resources for transmission from the FCU to an Optical Line Terminal (OLT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Goswami, Avi Kliger, Edward Boyd, Yitshak Ohana, Leo Montreuil
  • Patent number: 9237030
    Abstract: A cable modem that supports stateless requesting and/or limited contention-based requesting is provided herein. In an example, a physical layer (PHY) configured to communicate over a plurality of upstream channels is provided. A bandwidth requester is provided to request bandwidth using contention-based requesting over a first subset of the upstream channels for contention-based flows and request bandwidth using stateless requesting over a second subset of the upstream channels for stateless flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Niki Pantelias, Lisa Denney, Edward Boyd, Andres Alvarez, Scott Hollums
  • Publication number: 20150358437
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (PHY) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The PHY link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables PHY link up between the network termination modem and cable modern without involvement of higher layers (e.g., MAC). The PHY link signaling channel can be implemented in the downstream (from the network termination modem to the cable modem(s)) or in the upstream from a cable modem to the network termination modem. Embodiments are applicable to any known cable network, and particularly to cable networks implementing the DOCSIS and EPoC standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Avi KLIGER, Yitshak Ohana, Niki Pantelias, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Edward Boyd, Mark Laubach, Victor Hou
  • Patent number: 9148224
    Abstract: An Ethernet passive optical network over coaxial (EPOC) system rate mechanism. A network device is provided that includes a physical layer device (PHY) that is configured for coupling to a coaxial cable, a medium independent interface that facilitates data transmission at 10 Gbit/s or greater, and a reconciliation sublayer that is coupled to the PHY via the medium independent interface. The reconciliation sublayer has a codeword detector that is configured to detect a reserved codeword that is received from the PHY over the medium independent interface. The codeword detector can be configured to forward a rate control signal to a media access control (MAC) based on the detection of the reserved codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Edward Boyd
  • Patent number: 9118444
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods for enabling a physical layer (PHY) link signaling channel between a network termination modem and a cable modem in a cable network. The PHY link signaling channel is embedded within the same multi-carrier channel as the data and enables PHY link up between the network termination modem and cable modem without involvement of higher layers (e.g., MAC). The PHY link signaling channel can be implemented in the downstream (from the network termination modem to the cable modem(s)) or in the upstream from a cable modem to the network termination modem. Embodiments are applicable to any known cable network, and particularly to cable networks implementing the DOCSIS and EPoC standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Avi Kliger, Yitshak Ohana, Niki Pantelias, Leo Montreuil, Jonathan S. Min, Edward Boyd, Mark Laubach, Victor Hou
  • Publication number: 20150130591
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for providing audible, visual, and tactile alerts detectable by first responders in a geographic region impacted by a mass casualty event, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. In certain aspects, an electronic device of an individual trapped within a damaged structure may establish wireless communications with a mobile cellular site and may receive a request to generate an alert audible to first responders. In response to the request, the electronic device may identify first device settings corresponding to the audible alert, and generate the audible alert in accordance with the obtained first device settings. In certain aspects, the audible alert may enable first responders to identify locations of victims trapped within structures damaged by the mass casualty event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventor: Michael Edward BOYD
  • Publication number: 20140341577
    Abstract: An Ethernet passive optical network over coaxial (EPOC) system rate mechanism. A network device is provided that includes a physical layer device (PHY) that is configured for coupling to a coaxial cable, a medium independent interface that facilitates data transmission at 10 Gbit/s or greater, and a reconciliation sublayer that is coupled to the PHY via the medium independent interface. The reconciliation sublayer has a codeword detector that is configured to detect a reserved codeword that is received from the PHY over the medium independent interface. The codeword detector can be configured to forward a rate control signal to a media access control (MAC) based on the detection of the reserved codeword.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Edward Boyd