Patents by Inventor Eric Gregory

Eric Gregory 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: 10712409
    Abstract: A method of and system for obtaining a consistent volume of a viscous material includes inserting a sample holder portion of a collection device into a body of the viscous material and filling an open, concave sample receptacle of the sample holder portion with the viscous material. A scrapper is used to remove excess viscous material above the open, concave receptacle. The collection device and the viscous material loaded therein are inserted into a sample vial. Then, the sample vial with the collection device therein is inserted into the port of an analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Spectro Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric John Olson, Peter Gregory Loges, David Anthony Malaguti
  • Publication number: 20200198458
    Abstract: A fuel system is provided that includes a fuel tank, a heat detector, and a control circuit. The digital heat detector is disposed in proximity to the fuel tank. The control circuit is coupled with the digital heat detector and is configured to detect that a thermal event has occurred. The fuel system is configured to implement an emergency countermeasure in response to the detection of the thermal event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Gregory Volkmer, Chad Alvin Cederberg, David Neil Morgan, Glen Edward Lampe, Michael Dean Hawkins, Hector Adrian Ortiz, Eric M. Coupal-Sikes, Todd F. Sloan, Chris Forsberg
  • Publication number: 20200169066
    Abstract: An ion generating device can include a housing having an opening, an anode and a cathode disposed within the housing and having a space between them in fluid communication with the opening, a power source having a negative terminal and a positive terminal with a first connection between the negative terminal and the anode and a second connection between the positive terminal and the cathode, and an air mover disposed to direct an air flow through the space and out of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Warren Edwin Guthrie, John Gregory Videtich, Kenneth James Orr, Eric Joshua Emens
  • Patent number: 10649945
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for digital interfaces over a two-wire communication bus. For example, an electronic device to interface between a two-wire communication bus and a non-native digital interface may include: a digital interface to support a first digital interface protocol; and a transceiver, coupled to the digital interface, to couple to a link of the two-wire communication bus and to receive data via the link, wherein the data includes commands in accordance with a second digital interface protocol different from the first digital interface protocol; wherein the digital interface is to transmit the commands to a peripheral device in accordance with the second digital interface protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Philip Gregory Geerling, Eric Zolner, Martin Kessler, Peter Sealey
  • Publication number: 20200112249
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to measure a transfer function of a control system are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a first signal from the power supply at a first point in the control loop at a digital signal processor, instructing the digital signal processor to add a reference signal having a predetermined frequency and a predetermined amplitude to the first signal to generate a combined signal in the digital signal processor, using the combined signal to generate a control signal for the power stage, sampling the control signal at a second point around the control loop in the digital signal processor to generate a sampled signal, comparing the sampled signal to the reference signal to determine a transfer function of the digital power supply, and displaying the transfer function on a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Gregory Oettinger, Mark David Hagen
  • Patent number: 10614033
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing data in a file system. A pre-fetch engine may receive requests from a client the file system that includes a pre-fetch storage tier and a file storage tier of storage devices. The pre-fetch engine determines a pre-fetch policy based on the requests such that the pre-fetch policy determines which blocks to copy to the pre-fetch storage tier. And, the pre-fetch policy may be associated with a score model that includes score rules where one of the rules may be associated with a client score. The pre-fetch engine may obtain scores associated with the score rules such that the scores are based on previous requests made by the client. In response to scores exceeding a threshold value, the pre-fetch engine may copy the blocks to the pre-fetch storage tier. The pre-fetch engine may update the scores based on the performance of the pre-fetch policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Thomas R. Unger, Eric E. Youngblut, Peter J. Godman
  • Patent number: 10599758
    Abstract: A metadata item may be generated that includes metadata content corresponding to a selected portion of digital content stored on a first device, the metadata item may be associated with a first user profile, and the metadata item may be distributed to a second user device storing the digital content such that the metadata item can be accessed via a second user profile and rendered on the second user device in association with the digital content. In this manner, metadata content corresponding to digital content may be shared across user profiles that access the digital content. In addition, a collaborative content item may be generated that includes collaborative content associated with a word or phrase in digital content and that is editable by multiple user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Robert Wayne Roth, Ashish Singh, Brian David Rosenblat, Jeffrey Craig Kunins, Eric Michael Franklin, Walter Manching Tseng, Seth Gershom Goldstein, Otis Yeager Chandler, Andrew Olcott
  • Publication number: 20200053092
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments of dwelling automation administration are described. Among other aspects or features of the embodiments, a dwelling automation system in a computing device authenticates a user. A management interface in the dwelling automation system generates a user interface for administering a plurality of automation devices at different dwellings based on access and control rights of the user. The user interface can grant the user access to at least one automation device associated with a hub associated with at least one dwelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Rovito, Michael Taylor McGann, Isaac Gregory Martin, Eric Wood, David James Beenfield
  • Patent number: 10530196
    Abstract: In an example, an integrated circuit includes a communication and control unit. The communication and control unit controls an inverter that applies an alternating current output signal to a transmission coil for reception by a receiver. The communication and control unit causes the inverter to provide a first and second transmit powers to the transmission coil, and the communication unit receives a first and second power received signals from the receiver in response to the first and second transmit powers. The communication and control unit determines a first gain and offset using the first transmit power, the first power. When a third transmit power greater than the second transmit power is transmitted by the transmission coil, the communication and control unit determines a second gain and a second offset using the first transmit power, the first power received signal, the third transmit power and a third power received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Gregory Oettinger, Kalyan N. Siddabattula
  • Patent number: 10484389
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments of dwelling automation administration are described. Among other aspects or features of the embodiments, a dwelling automation system in a computing device authenticates a user. A management interface in the dwelling automation system generates a user interface for administering a plurality of automation devices at different dwellings based on access and control rights of the user. The user interface can grant the user access to at least one automation device associated with a hub associated with at least one dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DWELO, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Rovito, Michael Taylor McGann, Isaac Gregory Martin, Eric Wood, David James Beenfield
  • Patent number: 10474330
    Abstract: Some implementations include identifying conflicts between multiple layers of supplementary content associated with a digital work (e.g., an electronic book). For individual conflicts between layers of supplementary content at one or more locations within the digital work, conflicts between layers may be resolved in favor of a higher priority layer. Upon resolution of the conflict, information associated with the higher priority layer for supplementing content at a particular location in the digital work may be determined. A visual identifier of the higher priority layer may be displayed along with content associated with the digital work at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Brookes, Joseph King, Wainwright Gregory Siady Yu, Charles Conroy Moore, Andrew Olcott, Eric Allen Menninga, Brandon LaBranche Watson, Andrew Scott Craft
  • Patent number: 10474635
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to managing data in a file system. An engine may receive read requests associated with a file system that includes pre-fetch storage and file storage. The engine may employ a pre-fetch policy selected from a plurality of pre-fetch policies to copy blocks to pre-fetch storage. The engine may evaluate the selected pre-fetch policy and also evaluate simulated performances for each unselected pre-fetch policy based on subsequent read requests. The engine may provide a performance score based on the evaluation of the selected pre-fetch policy and it may provide other performance scores based on the simulated evaluation of each unselected pre-fetch policy If one of the other performance scores for one of the unselected pre-fetch policies exceeds the performance score of the selected pre-fetch policy, the engine may select that unselected pre-fetch policies as a new selected pre-fetch policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Unger, Eric E. Youngblut, Thomas Gregory Rothschilds, Jeremy Drouillard
  • Publication number: 20190336512
    Abstract: Described are oxysterols, pharmaceutical compositions including the oxysterols, and methods of using the oxysterols and compositions for treating diseases and/or disorders related to inflammation, such as necrotizing enterocolitis, mesenteric ischemia, inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, lymphocytic colitis, Celiac disease. Behcet's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and autoimmune thyroid disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Benner, Simon Gregory
  • Publication number: 20190322059
    Abstract: Implementations include a system including a preform fabrication apparatus and method for creating composite preforms through a process of determining a preform shape and number of layers required to assemble the preform and using a preform layer assembly apparatus to provide a number of functions such as receiving and holding a composite layer, shaping the composite layer, pressing composite layer onto a preform support structure, forming the composite layer into a preform shape, etc. Multiple composite layers may be picked up, held, shaped, and applied to a preform by the assembly apparatus. The assembly apparatus includes a flexible membrane settable to a deformable shape and a rigid state such that flexible membrane may be configured to be deformed into an assembly shape, which is then held in a rigid state. The flexible membrane may be used to apply pressure to an article to conform the article to the assembly shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Seriforge, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish A Choudhari, Eric Gregory, Gregory E. James, Jonathan Worthy Hollander
  • Patent number: 10436164
    Abstract: A roller assembly, comprising a roller shoe having a bottom surface, and a groove at the bottom surface, the groove having a semicircular portion and a straight portion extending from the semicircular portion, the semicircular portion having a first diameter and the straight portion having a first width, and a cylindrical roller positioned in the roller shoe groove, the cylindrical roller having a second diameter, wherein the first width is greater than or equal to the first diameter and the second diameter is less than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-pei Wang, Matthew B. State, Eric A. Benham, Justin Gregory Wenger, Alexander E. Lesin, Kyle J. Brewer
  • Publication number: 20190264130
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to conveyor lubricant compositions including an emulsion. The present disclosure also relates to methods of employing such lubricant compositions. In an embodiment, the methods include applying the present lubricant composition to a conveyor with a non-energized nozzle. In an embodiment, the methods include applying the present lubricant composition in a “semi-dry” mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Seemeyer, Stephan Scharrenbach, Jeffrey S. Hutchinson, Eric Daniel Morrison, Jason Gregory Lang, Kellan Wesley Chamblee, Chad Aaron Thompson
  • Patent number: 10378992
    Abstract: A system and method for pipeline inspection may include a transport module having a sensor arrangement configured to carry one or more sensors, and it may be movable longitudinally through the pipeline and circumferentially around an interior of the pipeline. The sensor arrangement may include a sensor and a sensor cover selectively disposable over the sensor for isolating the sensor from contact with the inside surface of a wall of the pipeline. The sensor cover may include a cleaning arrangement disposed proximate the sensor for removing debris from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ULC Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: G. Gregory Penza, Robert E. Kodadek, Michael Passaretti, Eric S. Feldman, Benjamin Lagosz-Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20190211646
    Abstract: A slip ring segment, used as a part of a downhole tool placeable within a well casing, includes a stack of fabric layers, the fabric layers comprising fibers, such as carbon fiber and glass fiber, the stack having first and second surfaces, which can be axially tapering surfaces, and stitching passing through the stack. The stitching can conform to ASTM D6193, 205 hand stitching. The stitching includes first stitching portions passing through the stack, and second stitching portions connecting selected first stitching portions and extending along the first and second surfaces without knots, crimps or loops, with the first and second surfaces and the fabric layers substantially un-deformed by the stitching. The slip ring segment also includes a matrix binding the stack of fabric layers and the stitching, and well casing-engaging elements extending from the interior of the stack out past first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Seriforge, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Gregory, Marco Zvanik, Jonathan Worthy Hollander
  • Publication number: 20190185383
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polycrystalline IR transparent material produced by sintering chalcogenide powder, e.g., ZnS powder, using hot uniaxial pressing followed by hot isostatic pressing. The microstructure of the material described in this disclosure is much finer than that found in material produced using the state of the art process. By using a powder with a particle size fine enough to improve sintering behavior but coarse enough to prevent a lowering of the wurtzite-sphalerite transition temperature, a highly transparent material with improved strength is created without degrading the optical properties. A high degree of transparency is achieved during hot pressing by applying pressure after the part has reached a desired temperature. This allows some degree of plastic deformation and prevents rapid grain growth which can entrap porosity. The crystallographic twins created during this process further inhibit grain growth during hot isostatic pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Schott Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Gregory ROZENBURG, Eric Hector URRUTI
  • Patent number: D865840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Miku, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Gregory White