Patents by Inventor James Otto

James Otto 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: 20220239525
    Abstract: A building system including one or more memory devices having instructions thereon, that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive an event from an event source, the event indicating a data value associated with the event source occurring at a particular time. The instructions cause the one or more processors to identify contextual data of a database that provides a contextual description of the event, generate an enriched event by enriching the event with the contextual data, the enriched event including the data value, the particular time, and the contextual data, and provide the enriched event to a consuming application configured to operate based on the enriched event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Justin J. Ploegert, Dominick James O'Dierno, Brian Scott Otto
  • Patent number: 10150260
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method for dispensing material from a roll. The method monitors the weight of a first material roll using a load cell attached to a frame holding the first material roll. The method dispenses material from the first material roll. The method determines, based on at least the weight of the first material roll, when to remove a second material roll from a refrigerator or freezer to reduce the amount of time between the thawing of the second roll and replacing the first roll with the second roll. Also disclosed is an apparatus for dispensing the material from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Collin James Otto
  • Publication number: 20170259510
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method for dispensing material from a roll. The method monitors the weight of a first material roll using a load cell attached to a frame holding the first material roll. The method dispenses material from the first material roll. The method determines, based on at least the weight of the first material roll, when to remove a second material roll from a refrigerator or freezer to reduce the amount of time between the thawing of the second roll and replacing the first roll with the second roll. Also disclosed is an apparatus for dispensing the material from the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventor: Collin James OTTO
  • Patent number: 8366801
    Abstract: An atmospheric leach process for the recovery of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores includes providing limonitic and saprolitic ore fractions of a laterite ore; separately slurrying the limonitic and saprolitic ore fractions to produce a limonitic ore slurry and a saprolitic ore slurry; separating any limonitic type minerals from the saprolitic ore slurry to produce a saprolitic feed slurry; milling or wet grinding the saprolitic feed slurry; leaching the limonitic ore slurry with concentrated sulfuric acid in a primary leach step; introducing the saprolitic feed slurry to the leach process in a secondary leach step by combining the saprolitic feed slurry with the leached limonite slurry following substantial completion of the primary leach step, and releasing sulfuric acid to assist in leaching the saprolite feed slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: BHP Billiton SSM Development Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony Charles Chamberlain, Chad James Otto Czerny, Houyuan Liu, Harald Theowald Muller
  • Publication number: 20110100163
    Abstract: An atmospheric leach process in the recovery of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores, said process including the steps of: a) providing limonitic and saprolitic ore fractions of a laterite ore; b) separately slurrying the limonitic and saprolitic ore fractions to produce a limonitic ore slurry and a saprolitic ore slurry; c) separating any limonitic type minerals from the saprolitic ore slurry to produce a saprolitic feed slurry; d) milling or wet grinding the saprolitic feed slurry; e) leaching the limonitic ore slurry with concentrated sulfuric acid in a primary leach step; f) introducing the saprolitic feed slurry to the leach process in a secondary leach step by combining the saprolitic feed slurry with the leached limonite slurry following substantial completion of the primary leach step, releasing sulfuric acid to assist in leaching the saprolite feed slurry, wherein the saprolitic feed slurry is substantially free of all limonitic type minerals before it is introduced to the leach process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Anthony Charles Chamberlain, Chad James Otto Czerny, Houyuan Liu, Harald Theowald Muller
  • Publication number: 20080013473
    Abstract: A wireless repeater extends a coverage area of a wireless network base station within a structure or facility. The repeater includes a master unit for wirelessly communicating with the wireless network base station and a slave unit for wirelessly communicating with one or more subscriber terminals. The master unit is connected to the slave unit through new or existing wiring in the structure to enable the master unit to transmit wireless signals to the slave unit on a downlink transport frequency and to receive wireless signals from the slave unit on an uplink transport frequency in a manner that is transparent to the wireless base station and the subscriber terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: James Proctor, Kenneth Gainey, James Otto, Lawrence Lamont
  • Publication number: 20070286110
    Abstract: A physical layer frequency translating repeater for use in a wireless network can include a baseband section with demodulator, a processor and a memory. A portion of a packet for repeating can be processed during a physical layer repeating operation and a higher layer function performed without modification of an address. A received signal can be processed on a symbol-by-symbol basis in a first symbol interval, and regenerated after at least a second symbol interval and prior to completion of the demodulating the received signal. A hybrid network device can include a network node portion and a physical layer repeater portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: James Proctor, Kenneth Gainey, Carlos Puig, James Otto, Lawrence LaMont
  • Publication number: 20070268846
    Abstract: A method and repeater are described for repeating using a time division duplex (TDD) radio protocol. A signal is transmitted from a first station to a second station using a downlink and an uplink. The signal can be detected on the uplink or the downlink. The repeater can synchronize to time intervals associated with the detected signal that are measured during an observation period. The signal can be retransmitted from the second station to the first station if the signal is detected on the uplink and re-transmitted from the first station to the second station if the signal is detected on the downlink. A gain value associated with the downlink can be used to establish a gain value associated with the uplink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: James Proctor, Kenneth Gainey, James Otto
  • Publication number: 20070117514
    Abstract: A wireless communication node, such as a repeater, including a frequency translating repeater, a physical layer (PHY) repeater, time divisional duplex repeater (TDD) and the like, is configured with a pair of directional patch antennae and an omni-directional antenna. The patch antennae can be selected depending on the orientation of the repeater package to communicate with a station such as an access point or a base station. The omni-directional antenna can be directed toward another station such as a client. The patch antennae and the omni-directional antenna can be orthogonally polarized to increase isolation and reduce electromagnetic coupling. Multiple antennae can be used in multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gainey, James Proctor, Christopher Snyder, James Otto
  • Publication number: 20070032192
    Abstract: A frequency translating repeater (120) for use in a time division duplex (TDD) radio protocol communications system includes local oscillator (LO) circuits (210, 310, and 410) to facilitate repeating by providing isolation, reduced phase noise, reduced pulling, and the like. Tunable LOs (441, 442) can be directly coupled to down-converters (413, 414) and up-converters (426, 427) for increased isolation, reduced phase noise, less stringent frequency accuracy, and a reduced potential for pulling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gainey, Kevin Negus, James Otto, James Proctor,
  • Publication number: 20060202890
    Abstract: A communications device includes horizontally and vertically polarized antenna elements. A switching network is coupled to the antenna elements for switching signals received therefrom between first and second switching configurations. A combiner is coupled to the switching network for generating a first combined output signal having a first phase relationship based upon the first switching configuration, and for generating a second combined output signal having a second phase relationship based upon the second switching configuration. A receiver is coupled to the combiner and determines a respective signal quality of the first and second combined output signals. The receiver provides feedback to the switching network for selecting the first or second switching configuration based upon the determined signal qualities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: James Otto
  • Publication number: 20060203789
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for improving packet transmission and reducing latency in VoIP over WLAN using switched beam antennas having multiple directional antenna beams are disclosed. In an access point having a switched beam antenna, or other smart antenna system, the present invention extends the coverage area of an access point for authentication and association of a new WTRU, extends the access points coverage area during in session transmissions with a WTRU, and adjusts data rates. The method also controls Contention Period (CP)/Contention Free Period (CFP) timing amongst beams emanating from an access point having a switched beam antenna, or other smart antenna system. Fast diversity switching, frame level switching, lowered data rates, and scanning multiple directional antenna beams for the optimum transmission beam are disclosed to improve beam selection and packet transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ana Iacono, Arty Chandra, Inhyok Cha, John Chen, Yingxue Li, James Otto
  • Publication number: 20060195883
    Abstract: A discrete time bandpass filter element (103) having multiple stages (201, 202, 203, 204, 205) for use in a time division duplex radio protocol communications system including an automatic gain control. Discrete time bandpass filter is used to generate delay and can replace SAW filters in a wireless frequency translating repeater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: James Proctor, Kenneth Gainey, Carlos Puig, James Otto, Lawrence Lamont
  • Publication number: 20060193271
    Abstract: A wireless network includes at least one Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless network station and two or more physical layer repeaters. Each of the physical layer repeaters is for receiving a wireless signal to or from the at least one MIMO wireless network station and re-transmitting the wireless signal while continuing to receive the wireless signal. The repeaters may be either frequency translating repeaters or non-frequency translating repeaters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: James Proctor, Kenneth Gainey, James Otto
  • Publication number: 20060183421
    Abstract: A physical layer frequency translating repeater (600, 700) for use in a wireless network includes signal processor (710-714) coupled with a signal processing bus (711), a processor (627) and a memory (650). The physical layer repeater conducts physical layer repeating and selectively conducts layer 2 and possibly layer 3 functions depending on network conditions and other factors. A demodulator (623) can extract address information such as media access control (MAC) addressing to enable packets to be redirected, terminated, stored and forwarded, if necessary, based on network conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: WIDEFI, INC.
    Inventors: James Proctor, Kenneth Gainey, Carlos Puig, James Otto, Lawrence LaMont
  • Publication number: 20050285803
    Abstract: An access point operates in an 802.11 wireless communication network communicating with a client station, and includes a smart antenna for generating directional antenna beams and an omni-directional antenna beam. An antenna steering algorithm scans the directional antenna beams and the omni-directional antenna beam for receiving signals from the client station. The signals received via each scanned antenna beam are measured, and one of the antenna beams is selected based upon the measuring for communicating with the client station. The selected antenna beam is preferably a directional antenna beam. Once the directional antenna beam has been selected, there are several usage rules for exchanging data with the client station. The usage rules are directed to an active state of the access point, which includes a data transmission mode and a data reception mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ana Iacono, Arty Chandra, Daniel Steinbach, Inhyok Cha, James Otto, Kevin Johnson, Stanley Gutowski, Kai Liu, Angelo Cuffaro, Janet Stern-Berkowitz
  • Publication number: 20050282491
    Abstract: A frequency translating repeater (120) for use in a time division duplex (TDD) radio protocol communications system includes local oscillator (LO) circuits (210, 310, and 410) to facilitate repeating by providing isolation, reduced phase noise, reduced pulling, and the like. Tunable LOs (441, 442) can be directly coupled to down-converters (413, 414) and up-converters (426, 427) for increased isolation, reduced phase noise, less stringent frequency accuracy, and a reduced potential for pulling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Gainey, Kevin Negus, James Otto, James Proctor
  • Patent number: 6226720
    Abstract: Memory bank pairs are sorted utilizing variables determined by a scoring criteria. The scores for the variables are based on the number of memory blocks in a memory bank that are filled; the total number of memory bank pairs that are identically populated (same set of blocks per bank) and the number of memory bank pairs that either match or are close to a standard interleave value. Sort schemes are determined by the values of each variable. A first sort scheme is attempted and after the sort scheme is complete, if all possible configurable banks are not configured, the banks are marked un-configured and another sort scheme is tried. Each sort scheme, utilizing a maximum of four schemes, is attempted until a method is found that configures all possible configurable bank pairs. Sorting is done for up to three levels, i.e., all bank pairs are sorted according to a first value, then all bank pairs with equal values are sorted according to a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Henderson, James Otto Nicholson, John Hughes Rost
  • Patent number: 6223299
    Abstract: Device selects lines from each I/O device are brought into a PCI host bridge individually so that the device number of a failing device may be logged in an error register when an error is seen on the PCI bus. Until the error register is reset, subsequent load and store operations are delayed until the device number of the subject device may be checked against the error register. If the subject device is a previously failing device, the load/store operation to that device is prevented from completing, either by forcing bad parity or zeroing all byte enables. By forcing bad parity of zero byte enables, the I/O device will respond to the load or store request by activating its device select line, but will not accept store data. Operations to devices which are not logged in the error register are permitted to proceed normally, as are all load store operations when the error register is clear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Craig Bossen, Charles Andrew McLaughlin, Danny Marvin Neal, James Otto Nicholson, Steven Mark Thurber
  • Patent number: 6134621
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided in which a control scheme is implemented to enable a PCI bus to operate more than two PCI slots into which PCI devices may be installed. The PCI slots are checked to determine if a PCI device is installed in the slots and the speed at which the installed PCI devices are capable of running. If any of the slots has a 33 MHz device installed in any of the slots, the system is enabled to run more than two slots, and all of the PCI devices will run at 33 MHz. When no 33 MHz cards or devices are installed in the PCI slots, and PCI devices are only installed in the first two slots, then the system is enabled to run only the first two slots at the speed of 66 MHz. In one alternative embodiment, a default configuration routine sets the PCI bus speed at one of the operating frequencies and modifies that default if it is determined during a system configuration cycle that another speed is more appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Allen Kelley, Danny Marvin Neal, James Otto Nicholson, Steven Mark Thurber