Patents by Inventor Frank David

Frank David 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: 9061281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for carrying out a sample preparation for an analysis apparatus, in particular a chromatograph, comprising a sample vessel (1), which can be closed by a self-sealing cover and has a sample compartment (31) for receiving a substance to be examined, further comprising a holder, which has a heating wire coil (13) and into which the sample vessel (1) with the sample compartment (31) can be inserted for heating the substance to be examined, and further comprising a power supply for the heating wire coil (13) which is based on a constant current source and is controlled proportionally by pulse width modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Gerstel Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Sandra, Bart Tienpont, Frank David, Tom Sandra, Koen Sandra
  • Publication number: 20150027679
    Abstract: A finned tube assembly for an air cooled condenser and method for forming the same. The finned tube assembly comprises a flow conduit in the form of a bare steel tube and at least one set of fins bonded directly to the tube. In one embodiment, the tube has a non-circular cross section and the fins have a serpentine configuration. An oil based carrier and flux mixture is used in one embodiment to braze the fins onto the bare tubes, A braze filler metal may he introduced proximate to the bonding site by several different delivery mechanism. The braze filler metal may be aluminum or aluminum silicon. The finned tubes assemblies are combined in tube bundles and assembled to form an air cooled condenser which may be used in power generation, station, and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Frank David Sanderlin, William G. Schofield, Dmitiy Yakov Kats, Joseph Paul Mosher, Robert Charles Sloan, Thomas G. Haynes, III
  • Patent number: 8919607
    Abstract: An analyte test strip vial having a restrictor to dispense analyte test strips in a controlled manner. In general, the restrictor includes one or more openings (e.g., central and/or arc-shaped openings) that are appropriately sized to facilitate the dispensing of a manageable number of analyte test strips from the vial container. The restrictor may also include one or more surface features (e.g., tabs, cavities, and/or tapered surfaces) to facilitate in the removal of analyte test strips, and the matting and/or removal of the restrictor from the vial container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Frank David Fujimoto, Craig W. Sharp, Philip Justus Wunderle, III
  • Publication number: 20140251627
    Abstract: A flow control assembly can be mechanically adjusted, rotationally or translationally, inside a tubing downhole between multiple positions by an intervening tool from the surface to change resistivity to flow through the flow control assembly. The positions among which the flow control assembly can be adjusted can include a closed position, a fully open position, and positions at which fluid experiences various resistances prior to flowing to an inner area of the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Luke William Holderman, Jean-Marc Lopez, Brad Richard Pickle, Frank David Kalb
  • Publication number: 20140258435
    Abstract: A hosting provider operates a server system that provides a service to one or more tenants. The server system receives configuration data from the tenants. As part of providing the service to a given tenant, the server system attempts to access an external service due to the configuration data received from the given tenant identifying the external service. Service access errors can occur when attempting to access the external service. In response to determining that an error has occurred when attempting to access the external service, the server system sends a service access alert to a recipient associated with the given tenant. The service access alert notifies the recipient that the error has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan LeCroy, Wilson Li, Mayank Mehta, Ayse Yesim Koman, Victor William Habib Boctor, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Christopher Barnes, Frank David Byrum
  • Publication number: 20140216763
    Abstract: A wellbore ball valve includes a ball-type valve closure having an interior, central bore. A lower ball carrying assembly defines a first annular, sealing seat surface in contact with and adapted to seal with the exterior of the valve closure. The first seat surface defines a first through hole. An upper assembly defines a second annular seat surface in contact with the exterior of the valve closure. The second seat surface defines a second through hole. The second through hole is shaped differently from the first through hole in that it at least partially overlaps with the central bore while the first through hole is sealed from the central bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank David Kalb, Andrew John Webber
  • Patent number: 8762795
    Abstract: A hosting provider operates a server system that provides a service to one or more tenants. The server system receives configuration data from the tenants. As part of providing the service to a given tenant, the server system attempts to access an external service due to the configuration data received from the given tenant identifying the external service. Service access errors can occur when attempting to access the external service. In response to determining that an error has occurred when attempting to access the external service, the server system sends a service access alert to a recipient associated with the given tenant. The service access alert notifies the recipient that the error has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan LeCroy, Wilson Li, Mayank Mehta, Ayse Yesim Koman, Victor William Habib Boctor, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Christopher Barnes, Frank David Byrum
  • Publication number: 20140083708
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for mechanically reclosing a hydraulically actuated sliding side door of a sleeve assembly. One sleeve assembly includes a housing defining one or more flow ports, a sliding sleeve arranged within the housing and movable between a closed position and an open position and back to the closed position, wherein, when in the closed position, the outer sleeve occludes the one or more flow ports, and, when in the open position, the one or more flow ports are exposed. A piston is movably arranged within a piston bore defined in the housing, and a locking mechanism is arranged within the piston bore and configured to engage the piston with the sliding sleeve, thereby allowing the piston to move the sliding sleeve to the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Evan Beck, Jeffrey Wythe Huggins, Joseph Steven Grieco, Frank David Kalb
  • Publication number: 20140053457
    Abstract: A chemical substance for the purpose of removing carbon builds up from burning Chambers of gasoline engines, diesel engines, coal, oil, and gas burning furnaces. A chemical substance for the purpose of helping to protect the environment by Causing engines and furnaces to operate more efficiently. A chemical substance which would improve MPG by reducing carbon build up in internal combustion engines. A chemical substance when mixed with the main fuel in the fuel tank, would cause the fuel to burn more efficiently thus cleaning the system from engine to exhaust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Frank David Elsik
  • Patent number: 8607882
    Abstract: A ball valve comprises a housing, a first seat surface, a second seat surface, and a ball rotatably movable within the housing. The ball contacts at least one of the first seat surface and the second seat surface to form a seal within the ball valve. The first seat surface and the second seat surface are fixed relative to each other, and pressure acting in a first direction and in a second direction opposite the first direction increases the contact pressure of the first seat surface and the second seat surface with the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank David Kalb, Liam Andrew Aitken, Andrew John Webber
  • Patent number: 8534360
    Abstract: A wellbore ball valve includes a ball-type valve closure having an interior, central bore. A lower ball carrying assembly defines a first annular, sealing seat surface in contact with and adapted to seal with the exterior of the valve closure. The first seat surface defines a first through hole. An upper assembly defines a second annular seat surface in contact with the exterior of the valve closure. The second seat surface defines a second through hole. The second through hole is shaped differently from the first through hole in that it at least partially overlaps with the central bore while the first through hole is sealed from the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank David Kalb, Andrew John Webber
  • Patent number: 8436918
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for the real-time positional manipulation of stereoscopic (3D) subtitles in a stereoscopic viewing environment. A stereoscopic subtitling workstation is provided for creating stereoscopic subtitling content for use with stereoscopic video content in which stereoscopic subtitling content can be manipulated and adjusted in real-time in a stereoscopic viewing environment to set the desired viewing position and appearance parameters for the stereoscopic subtitling content. The stereoscopic subtitling workstation may further automatically analyze the stereoscopic video content and automatically generate optimal viewing parameters for the stereoscopic subtitling content, including its 3D offset, according to desired appearances and interaction between such content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Deluxe Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence James Claydon, Jonathan Frank David Gardner, Richard Corne, Ruopeng Wang, Jeffrey McDermott
  • Publication number: 20130078735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing a sample for chromatographic separation processes, in which a sample vessel (1) is partially filled with a substance to be examined and is closed, the substance to be examined is subjected to a thermo-chemical reaction in which at least one sample component is converted into another substance, and in which by means of a removing device samples are removed from the sample vessel (1) for analytical examination, characterised in that the sample vessel (1) forms a cavity, into which the substance to be examined is introduced as a core and a heating section for indirect heat transfer is applied along the filling of substance to be examined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: GERSTEL SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH & KG
    Inventors: Patrick Sandra, Bart Tienpont, Frank David, Tom Sandra, Koen Sandra
  • Publication number: 20130078165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for carrying out a sample preparation for an analysis apparatus, in particular a chromatograph, comprising a sample vessel (1), which can be closed by a self-sealing cover and has a sample compartment (31) for receiving a substance to be examined, further comprising a holder, which has a heating wire coil (13) and into which the sample vessel (1) with the sample compartment (31) can be inserted for heating the substance to be examined, and further comprising a power supply for the heating wire coil (13) which is based on a constant current source and is controlled proportionally by pulse width modulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Gerstel Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Sandra, Bart Tienpont, Frank David, Tom Sandra, Koen Sandra
  • Publication number: 20130048763
    Abstract: A precast concrete mitered end section for drainage systems eliminates the conventional cut pipe and poured in place concrete apron. The precast concrete mitered end section is a structure that eliminates the waste of culvert pipe and is a superior product compared to a poured in place apron. Moreover, installation is fast and cheaper than the conventional methods. The mitered end section can include a resilient seal that can provide a water tight connection and allow for settlement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Frank David Geores
  • Publication number: 20120273223
    Abstract: A ball valve comprises a housing, a first seat surface, a second seat surface, wherein the first seat surface and the second seat surface are fixed relative to each other, and a ball rotatably movable within the housing and contacting at least one of the first seat surface and the second seat surface to form a seal within the ball valve; wherein pressure acting in a first direction and in a second direction opposite the first direction increases the contact pressure of the first seat surface and the second seat surface with the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank David KALB, Liam Andrew AITKEN, Andrew John WEBBER
  • Publication number: 20120198321
    Abstract: An observation program including: receiving content which includes at least one term; observing the content to detect the at least one term; removing the detected at least one term from the content; replacing the removed at least one term by inserting a hyperlink relating to each term of the at least one term, and by applying replacement rules to the content; and providing the observed content including the hyperlink to a client device for presentation to a recipient of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Frank David Serena
  • Publication number: 20120159268
    Abstract: A hosting provider operates a server system that provides a service to one or more tenants. The server system receives configuration data from the tenants. As part of providing the service to a given tenant, the server system attempts to access an external service due to the configuration data received from the given tenant identifying the external service. Service access errors can occur when attempting to access the external service. In response to determining that an error has occurred when attempting to access the external service, the server system sends a service access alert to a recipient associated with the given tenant. The service access alert notifies the recipient that the error has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan LeCroy, Wilson Li, Mayank Mehta, Ayse Yesim Koman, Victor William Habib Boctor, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Christopher Barnes, Frank David Byrum
  • Publication number: 20120150005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to analyte determining methods and devices (e.g., electrochemical analyte monitoring systems) that have a sensing surface that includes two or more sensing elements disposed laterally to each other, where the sensing surface is on a working electrode of in vivo and/or in vitro analyte sensors, e.g., continuous and/or automatic in vivo monitoring using analyte sensors and/or test strips. Also provided are systems and methods of using the, for example electrochemical, analyte sensors in analyte monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Udo Hoss, Phu Le, Yi Wang, Frank David Fujimoto, Suyue Qian, Lam Tran
  • Patent number: 8195796
    Abstract: An observation program residing within a processor receives and detects content which includes at least one term. The detected term(s) is then removed from the content, and is replaced by inserting a hyperlink relating to the term(s) while applying replacement rules to the content. The processor replaces the term(s) using an automatically generated designator string which includes a user identification associated with a recipient of the content. The observed content including the hyperlink is provided to a client device for presentation to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Frank David Serena