Patents by Inventor Gordon Lee

Gordon Lee 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: 11135259
    Abstract: Compositions for improving erectile function or treating erectile dysfunction include active ingredients of Muira Puama extract, Quercetin, Chlorophytum borivilianum (Safed Musli), Dimethylethanolamine (DMAE), niacin, Tribulus terrestris extract, alpha-lipoic acid, Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandfiflorum), Panax ginseng, and saw palmetto berry extract, and may also include magnesium aspartate, Zinc oxide, and Maca root (Lepidium meyenii). Additional active ingredients include Avena sativa extract (oat straw), L-Taurine, L-Lysine hydrochloride (HCl), a L-Arginine, and/or L-Carnitine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Yong Wu, Ke Wu, Gordon Lee, Wei Cao, Huabing Yang
  • Patent number: 11138901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for item recognition and analysis are disclosed. One or more items are recognized utilizing, for example, image data, and a quantity of the one or more items is determined based at least in part on data representing a weight of the items. Nutritional information associated with the items is determined and utilized for one or more purposes, including, for example, nutrition tracking, meal apportionment, label generation, and recipe creation and modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin-Josef Angel, Animesh Mishra, Robert Steven Murdock, Eric Alan Breitbard, Cressida Magdalen Harding, Vlastimil Pis, Milena Sadee, Gordon Lee, Christopher Mark Stevens Adcock
  • Publication number: 20210294369
    Abstract: A method and apparatuses for power regulation using an extended current limit are disclosed. The power regulator detects an occurrence of an output current of the regulator exceeding a first current limit, triggers an extended current limit timer based on the detected occurrence, regulates the output current according to a second current limit higher than the first current limit based on a duration of the extended current limit timer, and regulates the output current according to the first current limit based on an expiration of the duration of the extended current limit timer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Marko KOSKI, Edgar Marti-Arbona, Gordon Lee, Anish Muttreja, Ravi Jenkal
  • Patent number: 10985552
    Abstract: Electromechanical circuit breakers are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the breakers can be integrated into battery management systems to simplify battery management circuitry and/or to provide redundancy to the battery management systems. In some embodiments, the breakers can be provided to reduce damage to the battery management systems during hot-swapping of a battery cell. The breakers can be automatically resettable or not automatically resettable in various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bourns, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tada, Cathal Sheehan, Gordon Lee Bourns, Brian Ahearne
  • Publication number: 20210066016
    Abstract: A temperature-sensitive battery connector is disclosed. The connector can include a connector body and at least one conductor mounted to the connector body and configured to convey a current signal used to measure voltage from a battery pack or battery cell to a battery management system (BMS). The connector can include a thermal switching device mounted to the connector body and thermally coupled to a terminal of a battery pack or a battery cell. The thermal switching device can be configured to provide an overtemperature signal to the BMS by changing or interrupting a current conducted by at least one conductor when a temperature of the battery pack or battery cell exceeds a threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tada, Cathal Sheehan, Brian Ahearne, Gordon Lee Bourns
  • Patent number: 10792508
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of a Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC) configuration having enhanced focality for stimulation of specific areas of a brain for therapeutic treatment. Finite element simulations were conducted for the QBC, the QBC with a single shield, and the QBC with a double shield. The stimulation profiles for these coil configurations were assessed with 50 anatomically realistic MRI derived head models. The coils were positioned on the vertex and the scalp over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to stimulate the brain. Computer modeling of the coils was performed to determine volume of stimulation, maximum electric field, location of maximum electric field, and area of stimulation across all 50 head models for both coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyam Rastogi, Erik Gordon Lee, Magundappa Ravi L. Hadimani, David C. Jiles
  • Patent number: 10781404
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a substrate which is or comprises a textile, the method comprising agitating the substrate in the presence of a cleaning composition comprising: i. cleaning particles comprising a thermoplastic polyamide and a particulate inorganic filler having a density of at least 2.5 g/cm3, said cleaning particles having an average particle size of from 1 to 100 mm, wherein the cleaning particles have an average density of at least 1.65 g/cm3 and/or the particulate inorganic filler has a D50 particle size of at least 10 microns and/or a D90 particle size of at least 40 microns; and ii. a liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Xeros Limited
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Bird, Gordon Lee Ellis, Martina Schoemer, Simon Kniesel, Philipp Kloke, Frank Ehret, Matthias Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10707475
    Abstract: A battery housing can include a housing body defining a cavity sized and shaped to receive a cell for a battery, and a breaker coupled with the housing body. The battery housing can comprise a first electrical conductor at a first end portion of the housing body and electrically connected to the switch, the first electrical conductor configured to electrically connect to a first battery cell terminal of the cell. The battery housing can comprise a second electrical conductor at a second end portion of the housing body, the second electrical conductor configured to electrically connect to a second battery cell terminal of the cell to define a first electrical pathway between the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor. The battery housing can include a bypass conductor to define a second electrical pathway between the switch and the second electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOURNS, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Lee Bourns, Lars Erik Gunnar Meijer, Earl Robert Gellings, Kelly C. Casey, Kiyoshi Tada
  • Publication number: 20200013263
    Abstract: Embodiments of emergency locating devices are described. In one embodiment, an emergency device includes a fixed part and a breakaway part, with the fixed part sized and shaped to receive the breakaway part, and wherein the breakaway part is buoyant in water and includes a signaling device that can transmit a distress signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: James Gordon LEE
  • Publication number: 20190393696
    Abstract: Electromechanical circuit breakers are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the breakers can be integrated into battery management systems to simplify battery management circuitry and/or to provide redundancy to the battery management systems. In some embodiments, the breakers can be provided to reduce damage to the battery management systems during hot-swapping of a battery cell. The breakers can be automatically resettable or not automatically resettable in various embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tada, Cathal Sheehan, Gordon Lee Bourns, Brian Ahearne
  • Publication number: 20190365842
    Abstract: Compositions for improving erectile function or treating erectile dysfunction include active ingredients of Muira Puama extract, Quercetin, Chlorophytum Borivilianum (Safed Musli), Dimethylethanolamine (DMAE), niacin, Tribulus Terrestris extract, alpha-lipoic acid, Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandfiflorum), Panax ginseng, and saw palmetto berry extract, and may also include magnesium aspartate, Zinc oxide, and Maca root (Lepidium meyenii). Additional active ingredients include Avena Sativa extract (oat straw), L-Taurine, L-Lysine hydrochloride (HCl), a L-Arginine, and/or L-Carnitine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yong Wu, Ke Wu, Gordon Lee, Wei Cao, Huabing Yang
  • Patent number: 10439196
    Abstract: An electrical breaker responsive to a fault condition is disclosed. A thermally-activated switch can be disposed between a first terminal and second and third terminals of the breaker. The switch can have a normal operating condition in which the first terminal is electrically connected to the second terminal. The switch can have a fault condition in which the first terminal is electrically connected to both the second terminal and the third terminal, causing a majority of the current to flow between the first terminal and the third terminal and a minority of the current to flow between the first terminal and the second terminal. The breaker can include a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) resistor between the first terminal and one of the second and third terminals. The thermally-activated switch can be integrated into a variety of structures, for example, a battery pack which can house one or more cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOURNS, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Lee Bourns, Lars Erik Gunnar Meijer, Earl Robert Gellings, Kiyoshi Tada
  • Patent number: 10347899
    Abstract: A battery housing can include a housing body defining a cavity sized and shaped to receive a cell for a battery, and a breaker coupled with the housing body. The battery housing can comprise a first electrical conductor at a first end portion of the housing body and electrically connected to the switch, the first electrical conductor configured to electrically connect to a first battery cell terminal of the cell. The battery housing can comprise a second electrical conductor at a second end portion of the housing body, the second electrical conductor configured to electrically connect to a second battery cell terminal of the cell to define a first electrical pathway between the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor. The battery housing can include a bypass conductor to define a second electrical pathway between the switch and the second electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BOURNS, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Lee Bourns, Lars Erik Gunnar Meijer, Earl Robert Gellings, Kelly C. Casey, Kiyoshi Tada
  • Patent number: 10019021
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes aspects of voltage settling detection for switching regulators. In some aspects, an integrated circuit for controlling a switching regulator includes a modulator having an output coupled to switch drive circuitry of the switching regulator. A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) has a first output coupled to an input of the modulator and a second output configured to indicate when a digital-to-analog conversion is complete. A voltage settling detector is configured to receive, from the second output of DAC, an indication that the digital-to-analog conversion is complete and detect a signal transition at the output of the modulator. Based on the indication and the signal transition, the voltage settling detector can provide a status indication for the switching regulator. By so doing, the voltage settling detector may indicate that an output voltage of the switching regulator is proximate a target output voltage level set by the DAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Lee, Marko Koski, Zdravko Lukic
  • Patent number: 10013736
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems, devices, and methods effective to transform an image perspective to compensate for a foreshortening effect resulting from an image taken at an angle. An image capture device may capture an image of a subject. A pitch angle of the image capture device may be determined. A transformed, stretched image may be generated by performing a linear perspective transformation of the image. At least one compression value for a portion of the transformed, stretched image may be determined based at least in part on the pitch angle. A nonlinearly transformed image may be generated based at least in part on the portion and the at least one compression value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Gordon Lee
  • Patent number: 9973431
    Abstract: System, methods, and apparatus are described that facilitate signaling between devices over a single bi-directional line. In an example, the apparatus couples a first device to a second device via a single bi-directional line, indicates initiation of a first action, initiated at the first device, by sending a first single transition on the single bi-directional line from the first device to the second device, and indicates initiation of a second action, initiated at the second device, by sending a second single transition on the single bi-directional line from the second device to the first device. In another example, a first device initiates a first action, indicates initiation of the first action by generating a first event on a single bi-directional line, and receives an indication of a second action initiated at a second device by observing a second event on the single bi-directional line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lalan Mishra, Christopher Kong Yee Chun, Chiew-Guan Tan, Gordon Lee, Todd Sutton
  • Publication number: 20180117352
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of a Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC) configuration having enhanced focality for stimulation of specific areas of a brain for therapeutic treatment. Finite element simulations were conducted for the QBC, the QBC with a single shield, and the QBC with a double shield. The stimulation profiles for these coil configurations were assessed with 50 anatomically realistic MRI derived head models. The coils were positioned on the vertex and the scalp over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to stimulate the brain. Computer modeling of the coils was performed to determine volume of stimulation, maximum electric field, location of maximum electric field, and area of stimulation across all 50 head models for both coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyam Rastogi, Erik Gordon Lee, Magundappa Ravi L. Hadimani, David C. Jiles
  • Patent number: 9870521
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for automatically cropping images taken by an electronic device in order to determine the identity of a product contained in the image are described herein. A number of different techniques may be applied to perform the automatic cropping, including a focus sweep technique in which a first image is analyzed for the presence of a human being and then a second image is taken in a plane closer to the camera than the first image. The two frames are analyzed and a resultant image is provided that avoids the regions in which the human being is present to focus on the product. In other embodiments, a motion vector calculation is made between two images in which an individual is holding a product. The motion vectors related to the human are removed and a bounding box is calculated to reduce the size of the image to include a higher percentage of the product, such that the product can be more easily identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mashhour Solh, Yue Liu, Gordon Lee, Bryan Taylor
  • Patent number: 9839940
    Abstract: A tool for depositing multilayer coatings onto a substrate. The tool includes a housing defining a vacuum chamber connected to a vacuum source, deposition stations each configured to deposit a layer of multilayer coating on the substrate, a curing station, and a contamination reduction device. At least one of the deposition stations is configured to deposit an inorganic layer, while at least one other deposition station is configured to deposit an organic layer. In one tool configuration, the substrate may travel back and forth through the tool as many times as needed to achieve the desired number of layers of multilayer coating. In another, the tool may include numerous housings adjacently spaced such that the substrate may make a single unidirectional pass. The contamination reduction device may be configured as one or more migration control chambers about at least one of the deposition stations, and further includes cooling devices, such as chillers, to reduce the presence of vaporous layer precursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles C. Bonham, Paul E. Burrows, Xi Chu, Gordon Lee Graff, Mark Edward Gross, Peter Maclyn Martin, Lorenza Moro, Kenneth Jeffrey Nelson, John Chris Pagano, Mac R. Zumhoff
  • Publication number: 20170267949
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a substrate which is or comprises a textile, the method comprising agitating the substrate in the presence of a cleaning composition comprising: i. cleaning particles comprising a thermoplastic polyamide and a particulate inorganic filler having a density of at least 2.5 g/cm3, said cleaning particles having an average particle size of from 1 to 100 mm, wherein the cleaning particles have an average density of at least 1.65 g/cm3 and/or the particulate inorganic filler has a D50 particle size of at least 10 microns and/or a D90 particle size of at least 40 microns; and ii. a liquid medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Xeros Limited
    Inventors: Robert Andrew BIRD, Gordon Lee ELLIS, Martina SCHOEMER, Simon KNIESEL, Philipp KLOKE, Frank EHRET, Matthias DIETRICH