Patents by Inventor James McCoy

James McCoy 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: 20200326143
    Abstract: A radiator includes a radiator frame, an array of tube assemblies each including a coolant tube and a tube clip supported in the radiator frame, and a lateral bump stop fitted between the array of tube assemblies and the radiator frame. The lateral bump stop includes cushions arranged in a staggered cushion pattern complementary to a staggered packing pattern of the tube assemblies with each of the cushions in contact with the tube clip of one of the tube assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Hussien A Albakhit, Virender Kumar, Jeffrey Joseph Speichinger, James McCoy Voelker, Fei Wang, Sudhakar Lakshminarayanan, Dongming Tan, Neil Alan Terry
  • Publication number: 20200263937
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly includes a frame, a plurality of tubes, and a first bumper clip attaching at least a first tube of the plurality of tubes to the frame. The first tube defines a first exterior dimension and the first bumper clip defines a first tube slot defining a first tube slot dimension that is less than the first exterior dimension of the at least first tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Sharath Kumar Reddy Challa, James McCoy Voelker, Derrick D. Goss
  • Publication number: 20200266949
    Abstract: A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a reference signal. The reference signal is then transmitted multiple times, beginning at an initial resource block that is associated with the assigned starting point index and in accordance with the assigned reference signal bandwidth, across a shared channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: James McCoy
  • Patent number: 10651991
    Abstract: A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a reference signal. The reference signal is then transmitted multiple times, beginning at an initial resource block that is associated with the assigned starting point index and in accordance with the assigned reference signal bandwidth, across a shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20200077389
    Abstract: Various methods of allocating uplink control channels in a communication system are implemented at a resource scheduler or a user equipment (UE). In one method the scheduler reserves resources for a downlink data channel and signals a corresponding downlink data channel grant and also reserves resources for a persistent uplink control channel for a longer duration than the data channel grant. Signaling overhead associated with a grant for this persistent uplink control channel is reduced over a full dynamic grant. A predetermined rule can be used at the scheduler and at the UE to avoid overhead signaling associated with a grant for this persistent control channel. Predetermined rules at the UE and scheduler can also be used to reserve appropriate resources and select appropriate MCS levels for control information and the control information and uplink data can be transported over a common uplink channel when a time overlap occurs between an uplink data channel and the persistent control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: James McCoy, Leo Dehner, Jayesh Kotecha, Jayakrishnan Mundarath
  • Publication number: 20200068573
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling dynamic spectrum access (DSA) for the purposes of wirelessly communicating or exchanging data within a network environment are disclosed. Methods may include detecting, via at least one asset included in a wireless device network, at least one candidate asset attempting to enter the wireless device network from an external network, and constructing a spectrum profile for the wireless device network based on metadata for transactions between assets in the wireless device network. The method may also include applying an access policy including the spectrum profile to the at least one candidate asset within the wireless device network, and admitting the at least one candidate asset to the wireless device network in response to applying the access policy to the at least one candidate asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Louis Drozd, Joseph Robert McCoy, Christopher Dean Maracchion, Timothy Otis Woods, John James Hrabik, JR., Sean Robert Furman
  • Patent number: 10506568
    Abstract: Various methods of allocating uplink control channels in a communication system are implemented at a resource scheduler or a user equipment (UE). In one method the scheduler reserves resources for a downlink data channel and signals a corresponding downlink data channel grant and also reserves resources for a persistent uplink control channel for a longer duration than the data channel grant. Signaling overhead associated with a grant for this persistent uplink control channel is reduced over a full dynamic grant. A predetermined rule can be used at the scheduler and at the UE to avoid overhead signaling associated with a grant for this persistent control channel. Predetermined rules at the UE and scheduler can also be used to reserve appropriate resources and select appropriate MCS levels for control information and the control information and uplink data can be transported over a common uplink channel when a time overlap occurs between an uplink data channel and the persistent control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James McCoy, Leo Dehner, Jayesh Kotecha, Jayakrishnan Mundarath
  • Publication number: 20190335554
    Abstract: A system for controlling a load including a plurality of LEDs includes a timing circuit, an encoder and a configuration switching circuit. The timing circuit generates time-off switching points and time-on switching points. The encoder generates a load voltage by modifying a rectified line voltage using the time-off switching points and the time-on switching points. The configuration switching circuit determines a maximum voltage of a line voltage input to the driver system, selects a configuration for the plurality of LEDs based on the maximum voltage, communicates the configuration for the plurality of LEDs to the load, dynamically reconfigures the configuration for the plurality of LEDs based on the modified rectified line voltage, the dynamically reconfiguration of the configuration including changing at least one of the first quantity of LEDs in electrically coupled in series and the second quantity of LEDs electrically coupled in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Hodrinsky, James Epperson, Calvin McCoy Winey, III, Karl Kenneth Karash, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 10453012
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for evaluating the utilization of communications features. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, for a particular organization, a set of communications features that are included in a communications service that is provided to the particular organization. Usage levels of communications features by members of the organization are determined. Based on the usage levels a determination is made that the at least one of the communications features is being underutilized. An updated set of communications features that removes the at least one of the communications features from the communications service that is provided to the particular organization is selected. Data that changes the set of communications features provided to the particular organization based, at least in part on the updated set of communications features are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: John Hanmer Watkins, Natalie Courtenay, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20190281560
    Abstract: Methods and corresponding systems for determining a transmit power in a mobile device include receiving, in the mobile device, a cell-wide power control parameter related to a target receive power at a serving base station. Thereafter, a transmit power is calculated in response to the cell-wide power control parameter and an implicit mobile-specific power control parameter. The mobile device then transmits using the transmit power. The cell-wide power control parameter can be a cell target signal to interference-plus-noise ratio, or a fractional power control exponent. The implicit mobile-specific power control parameter can be a modulation and coding level previously used by the mobile device, or a downlink SINR level measured by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20190222383
    Abstract: A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a reference signal. The reference signal is then transmitted multiple times, beginning at an initial resource block that is associated with the assigned starting point index and in accordance with the assigned reference signal bandwidth, across a shared channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: James McCoy
  • Patent number: 10323975
    Abstract: A transducer positioning device and a system for employing a transducer positioning device are used to determine and monitor fluid levels in a pressurized beverage keg that has a dip tube. One fluid is a liquid beverage. The other fluid is a compressed gas injected to push the beverage up through the dip tube. Each embodiment of the positioning device generally includes an acoustic transducer and a transducer support, and often includes a base. Other embodiments may include an angled adapter for the transducer and a prop and/or wheels for the base. Each embodiment of the system generally includes the transducer positioning device, a transceiver, software, and a graphic user interface, as well as wiring and a medium for data transmission. Other embodiments include at least one other electronic controller. The above may also be embodied as kits and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kegsafe LLC
    Inventor: Mark James McCoy
  • Patent number: 10270572
    Abstract: A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a reference signal. The reference signal is then transmitted multiple times, beginning at an initial resource block that is associated with the assigned starting point index and in accordance with the assigned reference signal bandwidth, across a shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: James McCoy
  • Patent number: 10250346
    Abstract: Methods (500, 800) and corresponding systems (100, 200, 300, 400, 900) for generating a pilot symbol (330) include providing an M-point parallel transform sequence that is a discrete Fourier transform of a CAZAC sequence (312, 504-508). The M-point parallel transform sequence (312) is distributed (316, 510) to a set of M subcarriers among N subcarriers to form an N-point frequency-domain sequence (318) wherein the M subcarriers are evenly spaced apart. An N-point inverse fast Fourier transform (320, 512) is performed to convert the N-point frequency-domain sequence to an N-point time-domain sequence (322). The N-point time-domain sequence is converted (324, 514) to a serial sequence (326), and a cyclic prefix is added (328, 516) to the serial sequence to form a pilot symbol (330).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20180224216
    Abstract: An air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC) configured to cool compressed air from an air compressor is disclosed. The ATAAC may comprise a first header. The first header may include a plurality of slots each having a recessed groove. The ATAAC may further comprise a plurality of core tubes each including a first end inserted in a respective one of the slots of the first header. The ATAAC may further comprise a plurality of mechanical joints each connecting the first end of one of the core tubes to the first header. Each of the mechanical joints may include a C-ring inserted in the recessed groove of one of the slots, and a clamp clamping the core tube to the first header. The C-ring and the clamp may both be formed from a metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Kennedy, Nirag Sheth, James McCoy Voelker, Elmer S. Zanoria, Christian Earl Sabotta, Neil Terry
  • Publication number: 20180224221
    Abstract: An air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC) configured to cool compressed air from an air compressor is disclosed. The ATAAC may comprise a header at a cold end, and a plurality of core tubes. Each of the core tubes may have a first end and a second end. The ATAAC may further comprise a plurality of grommets each connecting the second end of one of the core tubes to a slot of the header. Each of the grommets may include an inner surface contacting the core tube and an outer surface contacting the slot of the header. The inner surface of the grommet may include radially-inwardly projecting regions contacting the core tube, and depressed regions providing clearance between the grommet and the core tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Kennedy, Christian Earl Sabotta, Nirag Sheth, James McCoy Voelker
  • Publication number: 20180188099
    Abstract: A transducer positioning device and a system for employing a transducer positioning device are used to determine and monitor fluid levels in a pressurized beverage keg that has a dip tube. One fluid is a liquid beverage. The other fluid is a compressed gas injected to push the beverage up through the dip tube. Each embodiment of the positioning device generally includes an acoustic transducer and a transducer support, and often includes a base. Other embodiments may include an angled adapter for the transducer and a prop and/or wheels for the base. Each embodiment of the system generally includes the transducer positioning device, a transceiver, software, and a graphic user interface, as well as wiring and a medium for data transmission. Other embodiments include at least one other electronic controller. The above may also be embodied as kits and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: MARK JAMES MCCOY
  • Publication number: 20180184420
    Abstract: Various methods of allocating uplink control channels in a communication system are implemented at a resource scheduler or a user equipment (UE). In one method the scheduler reserves resources for a downlink data channel and signals a corresponding downlink data channel grant and also reserves resources for a persistent uplink control channel for a longer duration than the data channel grant. Signaling overhead associated with a grant for this persistent uplink control channel is reduced over a full dynamic grant. A predetermined rule can be used at the scheduler and at the UE to avoid overhead signaling associated with a grant for this persistent control channel. Predetermined rules at the UE and scheduler can also be used to reserve appropriate resources and select appropriate MCS levels for control information and the control information and uplink data can be transported over a common uplink channel when a time overlap occurs between an uplink data channel and the persistent control channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: James McCoy, Leo Dehner, Jayesh Kotecha, Jayakrishnan Mundarath
  • Publication number: 20180102889
    Abstract: A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a reference signal. The reference signal is then transmitted multiple times, beginning at an initial resource block that is associated with the assigned starting point index and in accordance with the assigned reference signal bandwidth, across a shared channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: James McCoy
  • Patent number: 9918304
    Abstract: Various methods of allocating uplink control channels in a communication system are implemented at a resource scheduler or a user equipment (UE). In one method the scheduler reserves resources for a downlink data channel and signals a corresponding downlink data channel grant and also reserves resources for a persistent uplink control channel for a longer duration than the data channel grant. Signaling overhead associated with a grant for this persistent uplink control channel is reduced over a full dynamic grant. A predetermined rule can be used at the scheduler and at the UE to avoid overhead signaling associated with a grant for this persistent control channel. Predetermined rules at the UE and scheduler can also be used to reserve appropriate resources and select appropriate MCS levels for control information and the control information and uplink data can be transported over a common uplink channel when a time overlap occurs between an uplink data channel and the persistent control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James McCoy, Leo Dehner, Jayesh Kotecha, Jayakrishnan Mundarath