Patents by Inventor Gary Garcia

Gary Garcia 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: 20200116265
    Abstract: A valve member having a first flow path and a second flow path, and configured to control both flow paths through a filter assembly. The valve member allows control of the two flow streams in a compact space compared to traditional valves. The valve member may require less space to operate due to its compact nature as compared to traditional external valves with multiple handles that each require space to rotate. The valve member may also be used to easily shut-off flow to a filter of a filter assembly without limiting use of another filtration assembly in the same filtration system. Alternatively, the valve member may shut off flow to a corresponding filter of a stand-alone filter assembly that is not connected to another filter assembly. Also, the valve member allows less expensive and more lightweight filtration systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Russell David Jensen, Gary A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10533670
    Abstract: A valve member having a first flow path and a second flow path, and configured to control both flow paths through a filter assembly. The valve member allows control of the two flow streams in a compact space compared to traditional valves. The valve member may require less space to operate due to its compact nature as compared to traditional external valves with multiple handles that each require space to rotate. The valve member may also be used to easily shut-off flow to a filter of a filter assembly without limiting use of another filtration assembly in the same filtration system. Alternatively, the valve member may shut off flow to a corresponding filter of a stand-alone filter assembly that is not connected to another filter assembly. Also, the valve member allows less expensive and more lightweight filtration systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Russell David Jensen, Gary A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10406287
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 10370961
    Abstract: A tool for use in a borehole in a geological formation may include a chassis, a drill collar surrounding the chassis, a port plug coupled between the drill collar and the chassis, RF antennas carried by the drill collar, and a multi-chip module (MCM) electronics package(s). The electronics package(s) may include a hermetically sealed electronics housing positioned between the chassis and the drill collar, a substrate within the electronics housing, RF transmitter circuitry on the substrate to cooperate with at least one first RF antenna to transmit RF signals into the geological formation, and RF receiver circuitry on the substrate to cooperate with at least one second RF antenna to receive RF signals from the geological formation. Furthermore, an electronics housing mount may couple the electronics housing with the port plug, and the electronics housing mount may have a passageway extending therethrough for receiving the port plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amanda Olivio, Gary A. Hazen, Fernando Garcia-Osuna, Robert Monroe Lowe, Jr., Jason Guernsey, Tao Xu, Michael C. Sakach, Mark A. Fredette, Ricardo Y. Torres, Arturo Mejia, Mia Pommier
  • Patent number: 10328204
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Scott M. Belliveau, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable
  • Patent number: 9545524
    Abstract: A light therapy device (1) comprises: at least one light source (2); a control device (10) for controlling the operation of the light source; a boundary memory (11) containing boundary information defining boundaries for the distance (D) and relative angle (f) of a user's head with respect to the light source; monitoring means (30) for monitoring the actual distance and actual relative angle of the user's head and generating an output signal indicating the measured distance and angle. The control device has an input coupled to the memory for receiving the boundary information, and has an input coupled to the monitoring means for receiving the output signal from the monitoring means. The control device compares the output signal from the monitoring means with the boundary information, and issues a warning signal when the actual position and/or orientation of the user's head and/or eyes is/are outside said boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Henning Maass, Gary Garcia Molina, Henriette Van Vugt, Adrienne Heinrich, Jia Du
  • Publication number: 20160296164
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for determining sleep stages during individual sleep cycles based on algorithms and/or parameters that correspond to the individual sleep cycles. The system enables more accurate real-time sleep stage determinations compared to prior art systems. Sleep cycles are detected in real-time based on an electroencephalogram (EEG), and/or by other methods. At the end of a sleep cycle, the system is configured such that the specific algorithms and/or parameters used for the previous sleep cycle to determine sleep stages are replaced by new ones which are specifically adapted for the next sleep cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Gary GARCIA MOLINA
  • Publication number: 20150354712
    Abstract: A valve member having a first flow path and a second flow path, and configured to control both flow paths through a filter assembly. The valve member allows control of the two flow streams in a compact space compared to traditional valves. The valve member may require less space to operate due to its compact nature as compared to traditional external valves with multiple handles that each require space to rotate. The valve member may also be used to easily shut-off flow to a filter of a filter assembly without limiting use of another filtration assembly in the same filtration system. Alternatively, the valve member may shut off flow to a corresponding filter of a stand-alone filter assembly that is not connected to another filter assembly. Also, the valve member allows less expensive and more lightweight filtration systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Russell David Jensen, Gary A. Garcia
  • Patent number: 9146562
    Abstract: A doser valve with a seat comprising at least one axially located slot from an outer surface of the seat and at least one radial/tangential extending passage in fluid communication with the at least one axially located slot and an exit passage out of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: G.W. Lisk Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Jeff Tyler, Bill Crane, Rob Gardner
  • Patent number: 8671664
    Abstract: A system for purging a device for injecting fuel into an exhaust system of an engine comprising a device having an input and an output coupled to an exhaust system, at least one air valve and at least one fuel valve. The air valve has an input an input coupled to an air supply and an output coupled to the device through a check valve. The fuel valve has an input coupled to a fuel supply and an output coupled to the device through a check valve. When the air valve is open and the fuel valve is closed, air flows from the air supply to the device and is injected into the exhaust system of the engine. When the air valve is closed and the fuel valve is open, fuel flows from the fuel supply to the device and is injected into the exhaust system of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: G.W. Lisk Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Rob Gardner, Bill Crane, Jeff Tyler
  • Publication number: 20130312836
    Abstract: A doser valve with a seat comprising at least one axially located slot from an outer surface of the seat and at least one radial/tangential extending passage in fluid communication with the at least one axially located slot and an exit passage out of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: G.W. Lisk Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Jeff Tyler, Bill Crane, Rob Gardner
  • Publication number: 20130268033
    Abstract: A light therapy device (1) comprises: at least one light source (2); a control device (10) for controlling the operation of the light source; a boundary memory (11) containing boundary information defining boundaries for the distance (D) and relative angle (f) of a user's head with respect to the light source; monitoring means (30) for monitoring the actual distance and actual relative angle of the user's head and generating an output signal indicating the measured distance and angle. The control device has an input coupled to the memory for receiving the boundary information, and has an input coupled to the monitoring means for receiving the output signal from the monitoring means. The control device compares the output signal from the monitoring means with the boundary information, and issues a warning signal when the actual position and/or orientation of the user's head and/or eyes is/are outside said boundaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Henning Maass, Gary Garcia Molina, Henriette Van Vugt, Adrienne Heinrich, Jia Du
  • Patent number: 8313082
    Abstract: A system for positioning a device such as a valve with a mechanical input using a fluid operated actuator, a mechanical position feedback member coupled to a feedback element of the fluid operated actuator and an activation fluid valve. The fluid operated actuator has an output coupled to the mechanical input of the valve, a feedback element for mechanically indicating a position of the valve, and inputs for actuating fluid, such that fluid at the inputs causes the fluid operated actuator to move in opposing directions. The activation fluid valve has outputs coupled to the inputs of the fluid operated actuator, a first opposing force input coupled to the mechanical position feedback member and a second opposing force input coupled to a control input force. The position of the activation fluid valve is controlled by a balance between the force from the mechanical feedback member and the control input force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: G. W. Lisk Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Jeff Tyler
  • Publication number: 20110168271
    Abstract: A doser valve with a seat comprising at least one axially located slot from an outer surface of the seat and at least one radial/tangential extending passage in fluid communication with the at least one axially located slot and an exit passage out of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: G.W. LISK COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Jeff Tyler, Bill Crane, Rob Gardner
  • Publication number: 20110030334
    Abstract: A system for purging a device for injecting fuel into an exhaust system of an engine comprising a device having an input and an output coupled to an exhaust system, at least one air valve and at least one fuel valve. The air valve has an input an input coupled to an air supply and an output coupled to the device through a check valve. The fuel valve has an input coupled to a fuel supply and an output coupled to the device through a check valve. When the air valve is open and the fuel valve is closed, air flows from the air supply to the device and is injected into the exhaust system of the engine. When the air valve is closed and the fuel valve is open, fuel flows from the fuel supply to the device and is injected into the exhaust system of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: G. W. LISK COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Rob Gardner, Bill Crane, Jeff Tyler
  • Publication number: 20100313981
    Abstract: A system for positioning a device such as a valve with a mechanical input using a fluid operated actuator, a mechanical position feedback member coupled to a feedback element of the fluid operated actuator and an activation fluid valve. The fluid operated actuator has an output coupled to the mechanical input of the valve, a feedback element for mechanically indicating a position of the valve, and inputs for actuating fluid, such that fluid at the inputs causes the fluid operated actuator to move in opposing directions. The activation fluid valve has outputs coupled to the inputs of the fluid operated actuator, a first opposing force input coupled to the mechanical position feedback member and a second opposing force input coupled to a control input force. The position of the activation fluid valve is controlled by a balance between the force from the mechanical feedback member and the control input force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: G. W. LISK COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Jeff Tyler
  • Publication number: 20090178551
    Abstract: A servo control system comprising a hydraulic actuator, a position sensor and a hydraulic control valve. The hydraulic actuator is coupled to a gas controlled valve. The position sensor measures the position of the hydraulic actuator and sends the position of the actuator as an input to an engine control unit (ECU). The hydraulic control valve is coupled to a proportional solenoid coupled to the ECU. When the ECU senses the position of the hydraulic actuator and in response to a control input, the ECU commands the position of the hydraulic control valve by controlling the force of the proportional solenoid and the hydraulic fluid sent to the hydraulic actuator, actuating the hydraulic actuator to move to a desired position and actuate the gas controlled valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: G. W. Lisk Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Garcia, Jeff Tyler
  • Patent number: 6572762
    Abstract: A discharge water system for the bilge of a boat includes a primary bilge discharge system and a supplemental bilge filtration system. The primary discharge system includes a pump operable when the fluid in the bilge collects above a predetermined level in the boat to discharge bilge water overboard. The supplemental system includes a filter assembly with filter media for removing hydrocarbons in bilge water passing through the media; and a pump operable when the water in the bilge collects to a selected level below the operating level “L” of the primary pump to pump bilge water to the filter assembly and then to discharge the essentially hydrocarbon-free bilge water overboard. The filter assembly includes primary secondary filter cartridge, both of which include hydrocarbon-absorbing media, and are connected in series. A pressure sensor and remote indicating device provide an indication of the primary filter cartridge becoming spent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Martin C. Maxwell, Robin B. MacDonald, Jeffrey A. Fulan, Gary A. Garcia
  • Publication number: 20020104796
    Abstract: A discharge water system for the bilge of a boat includes a primary bilge discharge system and a supplemental bilge filtration system. The primary discharge system includes a pump operable when the fluid in the bilge collects above a predetermined level in the boat to discharge bilge water overboard. The supplemental system includes a filter assembly with filter media for removing hydrocarbons in bilge water passing through the media; and a pump operable when the water in the bilge collects to a selected level below the operating level “L” of the primary pump to pump bilge water to the filter assembly and then to discharge the essentially hydrocarbon-free bilge water overboard. The filter assembly includes primary secondary filter cartridge, both of which include hydrocarbon-absorbing media, and are connected in series. A pressure sensor and remote indicating device provide an indication of the primary filter cartridge becoming spent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Martin C. Maxwell, Robin B. MacDonald, Jeffrey A. Fulan, Gary A. Garcia