Patents by Inventor Howard King

Howard King 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: 20180096612
    Abstract: A method performed by an optimization server for receiving an identification identifying an aircraft, identifying a gate assigned to the aircraft upon landing at a destination including the gate, determining whether a gate conflict is expected for the aircraft to use the gate, when there is a gate conflict, determining a resolution for the gate conflict based on actual departure demand information of the gate and providing a notification corresponding to the resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Noel Alphonso, Leo Prusak, Howard King, Mark Libby
  • Patent number: 9363776
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described that provide for high precision synchronization between pairs of APs within a tracking area of a position location network. These tools and techniques may provide for incrementally synchronizing timers and oscillators located at respective APs. An AP may transmit a course frequency and timing acquisition signal that a second AP utilizes to estimate a frequency offset and/or time offset. The AP may transmit a subsequent fine frequency and timing acquisition signal which may be used to accurately adjust the estimated frequency offset and/or time offset of the second AP. The second AP may thus incrementally synchronize its oscillator(s) and/or timer(s). These techniques may be utilized over a multi-hop wireless network. The methods, systems, and devices may be applicable to single- and multi-floor location tracking systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alok Kumar Gupta, William E. Stein, Scott Howard King
  • Publication number: 20160062373
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with preferential loading of nodes of an electronic device are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a controller may identify a first node that is upstream of a second node. The controller may preferentially assign workload to the first node before assigning workload to the second node. Finally, the controller may alter a cooling rate of the cooling device based on the assignment of workload. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Howard King
  • Publication number: 20150191784
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a sequencing system capable of rapidly imaging samples at multiple wavelengths are provided herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a fast-indexing filter wheel having a plurality of excitation and emission filters capable of being rapidly rotated into and out of communication with an excitation source (e.g., an arc lamp, a laser. For example, the filter wheel can be configured to index in an amount of time falling within a range of about 40 ms to about 60 ms, preferably 50 ms. The system can also be configured to account for vibrations resulting from the quick starts and stops of the fast-indexing filter wheel as well as vibrations resulting from other sources. Various methods of rapidly imaging a sample at multiple wavelengths are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: David COX, Marc HABERSTROH, Patrick KINNEY, Albert CARRILLO, Jon HOSHIZAKI, Maryam SHARIATI, Howard KING, Joe Y. LEE, Matthew CHAN
  • Publication number: 20150091702
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for automatically changing the manner in which a tag unit communicates with one or more access points based on the tag unit's mobility state are described. A tag unit may transmit ultra-wideband (UWB) signals in a low update mode while in a stationary state. The tag unit may transmit UWB signals in a high update mode while in a mobile state. The tag unit, an access point, and/or a tracking management server may determine a tag unit's mobility state and adjust an update mode based on the mobility state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alok Kumar Gupta, Srinivas Chilukuri, Scott Howard King
  • Publication number: 20150092753
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described that provide for high precision synchronization between pairs of APs within a tracking area of a position location network. These tools and techniques may provide for incrementally synchronizing timers and oscillators located at respective APs. An AP may transmit a course frequency and timing acquisition signal that a second AP utilizes to estimate a frequency offset and/or time offset. The AP may transmit a subsequent fine frequency and timing acquisition signal which may be used to accurately adjust the estimated frequency offset and/or time offset of the second AP. The second AP may thus incrementally synchronize its oscillator(s) and/or timer(s). These techniques may be utilized over a multi-hop wireless network. The methods, systems, and devices may be applicable to single- and multi-floor location tracking systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alok Kumar Gupta, William E. Stein, Scott Howard King
  • Patent number: 8934098
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a sequencing system capable of rapidly imaging samples at multiple wavelengths are provided herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a fast-indexing filter wheel having a plurality of excitation and emission filters capable of being rapidly rotated into and out of communication with an excitation source (e.g., an arc lamp, a laser. For example, the filter wheel can be configured to index in an amount of time falling within a range of about 40 ms to about 60 ms, preferably 50 ms. The system can also be configured to account for vibrations resulting from the quick starts and stops of the fast-indexing filter wheel as well as vibrations resulting from other sources. Various methods of rapidly imaging a sample at multiple wavelengths are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David Cox, Marc Haberstroh, Patrick Kinney, Albert Carrillo, Jon Hoshizaki, Maryam Shariati, Howard King, Joe Lee, Matthew Chan
  • Patent number: 8018472
    Abstract: Image processing techniques are described that reduce the amount of bandwidth required to read an image from memory for display. According to the techniques, a processor stores low change rate display layers in a memory such that a processor can read the display layers from the memory using a reduced amount of processing resources. An overlay module blends low change rate display layers into a combined overlay layer. A processor reads the overlay layer from the memory and selectively processes the overlay layer based on processing information for the overlay layer recorded in memory. The processor then blends the overlay layer and a high change rate video display layer to update a single image for display according to a high change rate. In addition, the overlay module updates the overlay layer based on the low change rate display layers according to a low change rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott Howard King, Suhail Jalil, Yi Liang
  • Publication number: 20110128545
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a sequencing system capable of rapidly imaging samples at multiple wavelengths are provided herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a fast-indexing filter wheel having a plurality of excitation and emission filters capable of being rapidly rotated into and out of communication with an excitation source (e.g., an arc lamp, a laser. For example, the filter wheel can be configured to index in an amount of time falling within a range of about 40 ms to about 60 ms, preferably 50 ms. The system can also be configured to account for vibrations resulting from the quick starts and stops of the fast-indexing filter wheel as well as vibrations resulting from other sources. Various methods of rapidly imaging a sample at multiple wavelengths are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Cox, Marc Haberstroh, Patrick Kinney, Albert Carrillo, Jon Hoshizaki, Maryam Shariati, Howard King, Joe Lee, Matthew Chan
  • Patent number: 7868890
    Abstract: A display processor includes an interface unit, an instruction processor, a synchronization unit, at least one processing unit, and a device buffer. The interface unit receives input image data (e.g., from a main memory) and provides output image data for a frame buffer. The instruction processor receives instructions (e.g., in a script or list) and directs the operation of the processing unit(s). The synchronization unit determines the location of a read pointer for the frame buffer and controls the writing of output image data to the frame buffer to avoid causing visual artifacts on an LCD screen. The processing unit(s) may perform various post-processing functions such as region flip, region rotation, color conversion between two video formats (e.g., from YCrCb to RGB), up/down image size rescaling, alpha-blending, transparency, text overlay, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Scott Ludwin, Scott Howard King
  • Publication number: 20100163710
    Abstract: An imaging system for collecting images of signals associated with a sample tile comprising a stage supporting the sample tile, a ring illuminator system emitting a uniform excitation energy upon an entirety of the sample tile causing at least a first signal to be generated from the sample tile, and an image collecting device collecting a first image of the first signal. The image collecting device further collecting a second image of a second signal emitted from the sample tile, wherein the second signal being different than the first signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark F. OLDHAM, Howard King, Douwe Haga, Tracy Ferea
  • Patent number: 7643038
    Abstract: Apparatus are provided, including an embedded display processor on a given chip. The apparatus may be an embedded device, for example, a mobile wireless communications device. More specifically, the apparatus may be a mobile phone, a portable gaming device, a video streaming device, or a GPS map drawing device. The display processor includes, on the same given chip, a rendering memory, from which pixels are rendered to a display device. The display processor further includes an image manipulation mechanism to manipulate pixels of a given image frame from source positions in a pre-manipulation buffer, to target positions in the rendering memory, the target positions corresponding to rendered positions in the given image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Scott Howard King
  • Publication number: 20080041975
    Abstract: A holster for use in securing a paint gun includes a base having openings through which a belt is threaded. The holster preferably includes a t-rail receptacle for accepting a complementary t-rail of a coupler. The coupler fastens about a supply hose and includes a ring having an opening through which a hook on the spray gun passes for detachably securing the paint gun to the coupler. The coupler may be detached from the base by disengaging the t-rail from the t-rail receptacle by sliding the coupling in an upward direction. The coupler provides a device for securing both the spray gun and the supply hose to the leg, hip or waist of the user. Stress relief is also provided to the hose while the user is painting with the spray gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Howard King Sears
  • Publication number: 20070295917
    Abstract: The present application relates to an apparatus and method for fluorescent detection with a single-wavelength excitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: Applera Corporation
    Inventor: Howard King
  • Publication number: 20070285439
    Abstract: Image processing techniques are described that reduce the amount of bandwidth required to read an image from memory for display. According to the techniques, a processor stores low change rate display layers in a memory such that a processor can read the display layers from the memory using a reduced amount of processing resources. An overlay module blends low change rate display layers into a combined overlay layer. A processor reads the overlay layer from the memory and selectively processes the overlay layer based on processing information for the overlay layer recorded in memory. The processor then blends the overlay layer and a high change rate video display layer to update a single image for display according to a high change rate. In addition, the overlay module updates the overlay layer based on the low change rate display layers according to a low change rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Howard King, Suhail Jalil, Yi Liang
  • Publication number: 20070263209
    Abstract: An apparatus for imaging an array of a plurality of features associated with a sample tile. The apparatus includes a stage that supports the sample tile in an illumination region, and an illumination source having a plurality of LEDs adapted to emit light. At least a portion of the light illuminates the illumination region. Additionally, the apparatus includes an image collecting device adapted to selectively collect images of a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Oldham, Howard King, Douwe Haga, Tracy Ferea
  • Patent number: 7260949
    Abstract: A dryer assembly for drying compressed fluid received from a fluid compressor. The dryer assembly comprises a compressed fluid circuit and a refrigeration circuit associated with the compressed fluid circuit and configured to reduce the temperature of the compressed fluid and to remove condensate from the compressed fluid. The dryer includes means for manipulating the dryer to regulate the rate of heat transfer between the compressed fluid circuit and the refrigeration circuit. A first sensor senses the lowest temperature of the compressed fluid after the compressed fluid has passed the refrigeration circuit and a second sensor senses a reference temperature. A controller is configured to receive the lowest temperature and reference temperature from the sensors and to determine a relative humidity based on the lowest temperature and the reference temperature. The controller controls the means for manipulating the dryer in response to the determined relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Ethan Howard King, Scott J. DeBaldo, James Christopher Collins, Paul Albert Kirkpatrick, Alfred Paul Venancio, III
  • Publication number: 20070030677
    Abstract: An apparatus for imaging an array of a plurality of features associated with a sample tile. The apparatus includes a stage that supports the sample tile in an illumination region, and an illumination source having a plurality of LEDs adapted to emit light. At least a portion of the light illuminates the illumination region. Additionally, the apparatus includes an image collecting device adapted to selectively collect images of either a first signal when the illumination source is illuminating the illumination region, or a second signal absent illumination of the illumination region. The first signal has wavelengths effectively different from the wavelengths of the portion of the light emitted by the LEDs that illuminates the illumination region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Oldham, Howard King, Douwe Haga, Tracy Ferea
  • Publication number: 20070008537
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting fluorescent light by providing a filter assembly including an excitation filter and an emission filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Applicant: Applera Corporation
    Inventor: Howard King
  • Publication number: 20060252079
    Abstract: A system is provided that can comprise: at least two excitation sources, each adapted to provide a different excitation wavelength than at least one other; at least one detector; and a plurality of spectrally resolvable dyes. A set of dyes is also provided and can comprise one or more energy transfer dyes and each energy transfer dye can include two or more fluorescence resonance energy transfer dye moieties linked together. A set of energy transfer dyes is also provided wherein each energy transfer dye of the set comprises a different donor dye moiety than the other energy transfer dyes of the set, and the same acceptor dye moiety as the other energy transfer dyes of the set. A method of detection using the system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Applicant: Applera Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Oldham, Steven Boege, Howard King