Patents by Inventor James O'Brien

James O'Brien 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: 20220149808
    Abstract: An acoustic resonator device with low thermal impedance has a substrate and a single-crystal piezoelectric plate having a back surface attached to a top surface of the substrate via a bonding oxide (BOX) layer. An interdigital transducer (IDT) formed on the front surface of the plate has interleaved fingers disposed on the diaphragm. The piezoelectric plate and the BOX layer are removed from a least a portion of the surface area of the device to provide lower thermal resistance between the IDT and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Greg Dyer, Chris O'Brien, Neal O. Fenzi, James R. Costa
  • Publication number: 20220149807
    Abstract: An acoustic resonator device with low thermal impedance has a substrate and a single-crystal piezoelectric plate having a back surface attached to a top surface of the substrate via a bonding oxide (BOX) layer. An interdigital transducer (IDT) formed on the front surface of the plate has interleaved fingers disposed on the diaphragm. The piezoelectric plate and the BOX layer are removed from a least a portion of the surface area of the device to provide lower thermal resistance between the conductor pattern and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Greg Dyer, Chris O'Brien, Neal O. Fenzi, James R. Costa
  • Publication number: 20220149809
    Abstract: An acoustic resonator device with low thermal impedance has a substrate and a single-crystal piezoelectric plate having a back surface attached to a top surface of the substrate via a bonding oxide (BOX) layer. An interdigital transducer (IDT) formed on the front surface of the plate has interleaved fingers disposed on a diaphragm of the plate that is formed over a cavity in the substrate. The piezoelectric plate and the BOX layer are removed from a least a portion of the surface area of the substrate to provide lower thermal resistance between the IDT and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Greg Dyer, Chris O'Brien, Neal O. Fenzi, James R. Costa
  • Publication number: 20220128331
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for installation on a firearm includes a handguard, an index block, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The handguard includes first and second clearance apertures and the index block includes first and second threaded apertures. The first and second fasteners extend through the respective first and second clearance apertures and threaded into the respective first and second threaded apertures. The first and second fasteners define respective first and second longitudinal axes that are non-parallel and non-collinear with each other. Tightening the first and second fasteners with respect to the index block secures the handguard to the index block and prevents movement of the handguard relative firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11317077
    Abstract: Methods and systems for collecting camera calibration data using wearable devices are described. An augmented reality interface may be provided at a wearable device. Three-dimensional virtual information may be presented at the augmented reality interface. The three-dimensional information may identify a field of view of a remote camera and may be associated with collection of calibration data for the remote camera. Calibration data collected by the remote camera viewing a calibration target in the field of view may be received. The camera may be calibrated based at least in part on the calibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christopher Curlander, Gur Kimchi, Barry James O'Brien, Jason Leonard Peacock
  • Patent number: 11317036
    Abstract: A mobile calibration room may be used for calibrating one or more sensors used on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A system can include folding or collapsible walls to enable the system to be moved between a stowed position and a deployed position. In the deployed position, the system can comprise a calibration room including one or more 2D or 3D targets used to calibrate one or more sensors (e.g., cameras) on a UAV. The system can include a turntable to rotate the UAV about a first axis during calibration. The system can also include a cradle to rotate the UAV around, or translate the UAV along, a second axis. The turntable can include a frame to rotate the UAV around a third axis during calibration. The mobile calibration room can be coupled to a vehicle to enable the mobile calibration room to be moved between locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Graber, Martin Koestinger, Barry James O'Brien, Gerald Schweighofer, Mario Sormann, Joshua John Watson, Scott Michael Wilcox
  • Patent number: 11284056
    Abstract: Described is an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), that includes a plurality of sensors, such as stereo cameras, mounted along a perimeter frame of the aerial vehicle and arranged to generate a scene that surrounds the aerial vehicle. The sensors may be mounted in or on winglets of the perimeter frame. Each of the plurality of sensors has a field of view and the plurality of optical sensors are arranged and/or oriented such that their fields of view overlap with one another throughout a continuous space that surrounds the perimeter frame. The fields of view may also include a portion of the perimeter frame or space that is adjacent to the perimeter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor David Grenier, Louis Leroi LeGrand, III, Barry James O'Brien, Joshua John Watson, Ricky Dean Welsh
  • Patent number: 11248874
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for installation on a firearm includes a handguard, an index block, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The handguard includes first and second clearance apertures and the index block includes first and second threaded apertures. The first and second fasteners extend through the respective first and second clearance apertures and threaded into the respective first and second threaded apertures. The first and second fasteners define respective first and second longitudinal axes that are non-parallel and non-collinear with each other. Tightening the first and second fasteners with respect to the index block secures the handguard to the index block and prevents movement of the handguard relative firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRAVO COMPANY MFG, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20220042773
    Abstract: An accessory mount for coupling an accessory to a mounting interface on a firearm includes a body with a lower engagement surface configured to engage a top surface of the mounting interface, a fixed clamp member extending from the body, and a movable clamp member configured to move along an axis relative to the fixed clamp member to clamp the mounting interface between the movable clamp member and the fixed clamp member. The axis and the lower engagement surface define an included angle greater than 0 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11238603
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a configuration of an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), that includes a plurality of cameras that may be selectively combined to form a stereo pair for use in obtaining stereo images that provide depth information corresponding to objects represented in those images. Depending on the distance between an object and the aerial vehicle, different cameras may be selected for the stereo pair based on the baseline between those cameras and a distance between the object and the aerial vehicle. For example, cameras with a small baseline (close together) may be selected to generate stereo images and depth information for an object that is close to the aerial vehicle. In comparison, cameras with a large baseline may be selected to generate stereo images and depth information for an object that is farther away from the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Raymond Harris, Barry James O'Brien, Joshua John Watson
  • Publication number: 20210350621
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a method for generating a mesh deformation of a facial model includes: generating a first plurality of deformation maps by applying a first plurality of neural network-trained models; extracting a first plurality of vertex offsets based on the first plurality of deformation maps; and applying the first plurality of vertex offsets to a neutral mesh of the facial model to generate the mesh deformation of the facial model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Stephen BAILEY, Dalton Omens, Paul DiLorenzo, James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210348879
    Abstract: A handguard assembly for installation on a firearm includes a handguard, an index block, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The handguard includes first and second clearance apertures and the index block includes first and second threaded apertures. The first and second fasteners extend through the respective first and second clearance apertures and threaded into the respective first and second threaded apertures. The first and second fasteners define respective first and second longitudinal axes that are non-parallel and non-collinear with each other. Tightening the first and second fasteners with respect to the index block secures the handguard to the index block and prevents movement of the handguard relative firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210325144
    Abstract: A firearm accessory mounting system includes a mount for attachment to a firearm mounting structure such as a handguard. The firearm mounting structure includes a slot. The mount includes projections around an opening for a fastener. The projections may, for example, be a slotted recoil lug. The opening includes first and second regions having different slopes. The fastener has a head which, during tightening, initially engages the second region to deform the projections radially outward against an end of the slot in the firearm mounting structure. Continued tightening of the fastener causes the head to engage the first region of the opening to apply an axial clamping force on the mount against the firearm mounting structure. This results in securing forces both transverse and parallel to the rotational axis of the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O?Brien
  • Publication number: 20210323910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adamantanyl-substituted benzamide compounds and their use as antagonists of the P2X7 purinoreceptor. The invention further relates to methods for the treatment of disease and conditions associated with the P2X7 purinoreceptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Kassiou, Gemma Figtree, James O'Brien-Brown, Shane Wilkinson, Thomas Hansen
  • Patent number: 11125530
    Abstract: A method for securing an accessory to a firearm includes inserting a lug and a nut into an entry opening positioned between first and second opposite ends of a slot formed in a wall of the firearm. The lug restricts the nut from rotating about an axis of a threaded member with which the nut is in threaded engagement. The slot has a first width, the entry opening has a second width that is greater than the first width, and the nut has a major dimension that is larger than the first width and smaller than the second width. The method also includes sliding the lug and nut in the slot in a sliding direction toward the first end or the second end, and rotating the threaded member with respect to the nut to clamp the wall between a surface of the nut and a surface of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BRAVO COMPANY MFG, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210222973
    Abstract: A mechanically coupled buffer and carrier for a firearm includes an interlocking feature on each of the buffer and carrier such that the buffer and carrier are mechanically coupled to prevent carrier tilt and buffer bounce. The interlocking features are brought together to mechanically couple the buffer and carrier during the assembly process of the firearm as the upper receiver is mounted to the lower receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210201332
    Abstract: The invention relates to classic car restoration services systems and methods, and, more particularly to classic car restoration services interfacing systems and methods allowing classic car facilities and enthusiasts to document, represent to prospective buyers, acquire classic cars and to facilitate their restorations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventor: Michael James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20210145495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixed material bone screw. The bone screw comprises a distal end made of a biocompatible material and a proximal end made from a stronger material to resist stripping of the bone screw during its insertion or removal from a bone. In another embodiment, the mixed material bone screw is cannulated, wherein the bone screw has a bore forming a central channel connected to a plurality of sideward channels for delivering bone cement or other substances into the bone surrounding the bone screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen James O'Brien, Thomas Zink
  • Publication number: 20210088307
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mounting assembly for a handguard mounted on a barrel nut of a firearm. The handguard defines a gap over a portion of the barrel nut and includes first and second portions at respective first and second sides of the gap. The mounting assembly includes a tie rod extending between the first and second sides of the gap along a longitudinal axis of the tie rod and a first fastener, distinct from the tie rod, interconnecting a first end of the tie rod to the first portion of the handguard. A second end of the tie rod is interconnected to the second portion of the handguard and actuation of the first fastener in a tightening direction draws the first and second portions of the handguard toward each other and generates tension in the tie rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien
  • Patent number: D919034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BRAVO COMPANY MFG, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Stephen Kincel, Jeffrey James O'Brien