Patents by Inventor Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis 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: 10371509
    Abstract: A vehicle wheel alignment system has a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective target disposed at a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the target as the wheel and target are continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause. The image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the target of at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation as the wheel and target are continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause. At least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of preprocessing the image data, and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Snap-On Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven W. Rogers, David A. Jackson, Bradley Lewis, Adam C. Brown, Robert J. D'Agostino, Eric R. Sellers
  • Patent number: 10337638
    Abstract: The disclosure provides devices and methods for controlling the actuation rates of SPM valves by bi-directionally controlling the fluid which actuates the valve or by maintaining enclosed volumes which communicate with each other through predetermined restrictions as the valve actuates. These enclosed volumes can be completely isolated, depth compensated, share fluid with the pilot actuating fluid, or utilize the main system fluid. The restrictions can be modified to increase or decrease the actuation rates of the SPM valve. The disclosure also provides control over the main system fluid passage opening and closing positions as well as how rapidly the flow passage areas increase or decrease while opening or closing the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: James Ray Landrith, II, Frank B. Springett, Eric Trevor Ensley, Jonathan Lewis Buelow, James W. Weir, Travis James Miller
  • Publication number: 20190188217
    Abstract: A cloud storage system provides remote access to a file associated with the cloud storage system. In response to a request to access the file, the cloud storage system identifies applications available to the request generator and capable of accessing the file, which may include both online web-based applications and applications installed on a device with which the user is accessing the file. The cloud storage system determines an application type of an identified application, and provides file access to the identified application based on the application type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Jeffrey Procopio, Tobias Thierer, Reuben Kan, Ivan Young Lee, Eric Benson Schoeffler, Brian Lewis Cairns
  • Patent number: 10320230
    Abstract: A thermal management system for an electromagnetic induction-power transfer system. The system may include a charging apparatus including a housing that defines an interface surface. An accessory or induction-power consuming apparatus may be positioned proximate to the interface surface. The housing of the charging apparatus may include a power source and a power-transferring coil coupled to the power source and positioned below the interface surface. A thermal mass may be positioned within the housing and spaced apart from the interface surface. The housing may include a thermal path that is configured to conduct heat from the interface surface to the thermal mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Eric S. Jol, Christopher S. Graham, Paul J. Thompson, Jeffrey M. Alves, Stephen E. Yao, Makiko K. Brzezinski, Todd K. Moyer, Daniel Wagman, Micah Lewis-Kraus
  • Publication number: 20190173589
    Abstract: Systems and methods of modeling the structure and behavior of the quantum continuum based on geometrical principles are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods of modeling quantum structure and behavior may include modeling a region of space as a three-dimensional projection of a field of N-dimensional hard-spheres, modeling a stable particle within the region of space as a locally stably packed set of hard-spheres, defining an energy subspace comprising one or more additional dimensions, and modeling an energy of the stable particle as an amount of hard-sphere geometry shifted out of the three spatial dimensions into the energy subspace sufficient for the set of hard-spheres to pack stably. Systems and methods for modeling virtual particles and performing quantum communication are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Eric Henningsen, Clifford Tureman Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190141046
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a third party application with access to files stored on a server are disclosed. A method may include receiving, from a browser at a client device, a request for a file stored on the server, wherein the request is received via a web page provided by the third party application and rendered by the browser, the web page comprising an embedded user interface (UI) component associated with the server to access the file stored on the server, wherein the request includes a document identifier associated with the file, an application identifier of the third-party application, and an origin identifier, wherein the origin identifier is associated with the web page provided by the third party application and rendered by the browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Lewis Cairns, Victoria Hsiao-Tsung Chou Fritz, Eric Benson Schoeffler, Michael Jeffrey Procopio
  • Publication number: 20190137604
    Abstract: A signal processing system includes a random decision forests-based bulk filter. The signal processing system further includes one or more sensors (e.g., radar systems, satellite systems) that interface with the signal processing system via a radio frequency (RE), electro-optical (EO) or infrared (IR) exchange process, a computationally inexpensive object detector, a computationally inexpensive state estimator, then the random decision forests-based bulk filter, a computationally expensive object tracker, a computationally expensive object discriminator, and a report. Further the random da forests-based bulk filter features a filter training optimization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Brandon Fails, Roger Lewis Boyer, Aaron Lael Walker, Jennings Gary Edge
  • Patent number: 10020652
    Abstract: A power distribution system including first and second ac busbars connected to ac generators. A first active rectifier/inverter has ac input terminals electrically connected to the first ac busbar. A second active rectifier/inverter has ac input terminals electrically connected to the second ac busbar. A first dc interface is electrically connected to dc output terminals of the first active rectifier/inverter and a second dc interface is electrically connected to dc output terminals of the second active rectifier/inverter. The dc interfaces include reverse blocking means. A third active rectifier/inverter operates as a drive and has dc input terminals electrically connected in the parallel to dc output terminals of the first and second dc interfaces by means of an interposing dc busbar. An electric motor, that can optionally form part of a marine thruster T1, is electrically connected to ac output terminals of the third active rectifier/inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GE Energy Power Conversion Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Eric Lewis, III
  • Publication number: 20180056087
    Abstract: A wound dressing and method of use is provided that increases healing of tissues by targeting damaged tissue at a predetermined wavelength. The device includes the use of a negative pressure bandage, a flexible light sheet, and one or more bioactive marine extracts. Light emitted from the flexible light sheet penetrates through the bandage to target damaged tissue, which accelerates the wound healing process and works synergistically with the negative pressure bandage and bioactive marine extracts such as collagen fibers, alginate, chitosan and fucoidan, or any combination thereof to accelerate healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Adolfo Ribeiro, Nicole Kerstin Sentis, Eric Lewis
  • Publication number: 20170029263
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurately determining and delivering the appropriate ingredients, in appropriate quantities, of a particular substance are disclosed. In some instances, a controller of a fluid delivery device opens a valve for an appropriate amount of time to deliver an appropriate amount of fluid. In some instances, the appropriate amount of time is communicated to the controller by an external user device (e.g., a smartphone or a tablet).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan Mag, Colin Matthews, Eric Lewis, Bradley Leong
  • Publication number: 20160297222
    Abstract: A method for printing ink on a substrate comprising the steps of coating a glass substrate with an adhesion promoter, depositing a first layer of ink on the coated substrate, depositing a second layer of ink over the first layer of ink, and depositing a powder coating onto the second layer of ink. The substrate can be a glass substrate, and the adhesion promoter can include a silane material or powder coating on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Lewis Allington, Matthew Lee Black, Steven Edward DeMartino, Matthew Wade Fenton, Jody Paul Markley
  • Publication number: 20160228352
    Abstract: Compositions comprising extracts from marine organisms show beneficial effects on skin ailments. Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging in skin are improved with the application of compositions with marine extracts. Production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are increased after application of the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: I Commercial Marine Biology Institute, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150295403
    Abstract: A power distribution system including first and second ac busbars connected to ac generators. A first active rectifier/inverter has ac input terminals electrically connected to the first ac busbar. A second active rectifier/inverter has ac input terminals electrically connected to the second ac busbar. A first dc interface is electrically connected to dc output terminals of the first active rectifier/inverter and a second dc interface is electrically connected to dc output terminals of the second active rectifier/inverter. The dc interfaces include reverse blocking means. A third active rectifier/inverter operates as a drive and has dc input terminals electrically connected in the parallel to dc output terminals of the first and second dc interfaces by means of an interposing dc busbar. An electric motor, that can optionally form part of a marine thruster T1, is electrically connected to ac output terminals of the third active rectifier/inverter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: Eric LEWIS, III
  • Publication number: 20140106001
    Abstract: Compositions comprising extracts from marine organisms show beneficial effects on skin ailments. Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging in skin are improved with the application of compositions with marine extracts. Production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are increased after application of the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: COMMERCIAL MARINE BIOLOGY INSTITUTE, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Lewis
  • Publication number: 20130263916
    Abstract: An inverted organic solar photovoltaic cell is described that may be fabricated onto rigid or flexible substrates using spray-on technology to apply the various layers of the cell. Indium tin oxide with a thin layer of cesium carbonate functions as the cathode for the novel inverted cells. An active layer of poly-3(hexylthiophene) and [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methylester having a thickness around 200 nm to 600 nm facilitates a high level of light transmittal through the cell. A modified PEDOT:PSS, made by doping a conductive polymer with dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), functions as the anode. A method of forming the inverted organic solar photovoltaic cell is also described using gas-propelled spraying to achieve thin layers. After the layers are formed, the cell is sealed using a vacuum and temperature-based annealing and encapsulation with UV-cure epoxy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Jason Eric Lewis, Xiaomei Jane Jiang
  • Patent number: 8427058
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a traveling-wave tube having an electron gun having a cathode. The apparatus also includes a first power supply for establishing a first electric potential between the cathode and an anode and for providing an operational current to the cathode to generate a beam of electrons. The apparatus also includes a slow-wave structure having a passage through which the beam of electrons passes. The apparatus also includes a second power supply for providing a voltage to a beam focusing electrode to establish an electric potential between the cathode and the beam focusing electrode. The apparatus also includes a switching module coupled to the first power supply and the second power supply, the switching module providing a current path between the cathode and the beam focusing electrode, wherein the current path is disabled when a biasing current is below a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Electron Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Eric Lewis
  • Patent number: 8024423
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions for maintaining connections between a mobile device and a server are described herein. In an embodiment, the method operates by receiving a data request from the mobile device, the data request identifying at least a timeout interval. The method comprises sending the data request to a data server and then determining whether the timeout interval has passed. The method also comprises sending a keep alive message to the mobile device indicating that the request has timed out if it is determined that the timeout interval has passed. The method then receives a re post request from the mobile device, the re post request identifying a timeout interval. The method further comprises receiving a response from the data server, the response including at least data requested by the mobile device and then sends the response to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Donahue, Eric Lewis Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110127911
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a traveling-wave tube having an electron gun having a cathode. The apparatus also includes a first power supply for establishing a first electric potential between the cathode and an anode and for providing an operational current to the cathode to generate a beam of electrons. The apparatus also includes a slow-wave structure having a passage through which the beam of electrons passes. The apparatus also includes a second power supply for providing a voltage to a beam focusing electrode to establish an electric potential between the cathode and the beam focusing electrode. The apparatus also includes a switching module coupled to the first power supply and the second power supply, the switching module providing a current path between the cathode and the beam focusing electrode, wherein the current path is disabled when a biasing current is below a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: L-3 Communications Electron Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Eric Lewis
  • Patent number: 7893620
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a traveling-wave tube having an electron gun having a cathode. The apparatus also includes a first power supply for establishing a first electric potential between the cathode and an anode and for providing an operational current to the cathode to generate a beam of electrons. The apparatus also includes a slow-wave structure having a passage through which the beam of electrons passes. The apparatus also includes a second power supply for providing a voltage to a beam focusing electrode to establish an electric potential between the cathode and the beam focusing electrode. The apparatus also includes a switching module coupled to the first power supply and the second power supply, the switching module providing a current path between the cathode and the beam focusing electrode, wherein the current path is disabled when a biasing current is below a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Electron Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Eric Lewis
  • Patent number: D851855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Theresa Lynn Farmer, Todd David Wickenheisser, Eric Zampedri, Mary Beth Marette, Sutasinee Chanwangsa Seitz, James Edward Pierce, Daniel Alvie Delzer, Rachel Lewis