Patents by Inventor Jason Ryan

Jason Ryan 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: 9866239
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for BMC decoding are described. In an embodiment, a method for BMC decoding involves performing a unit interval estimation of a BMC encoded bit stream, locating a bit boundary of the BMC encoded bit stream based on the unit interval estimation and a known sequence in a preamble of the BMC encoded bit stream, and measuring a time duration across multiple bit transitions from the bit boundary and decoding the BMC encoded bit stream based on the time duration and the unit interval estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Dean Smith, Xu Zhang, Mikhail Svoiski, Jason Ryan Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9823742
    Abstract: User gaze information, which may include a user line of sight, user point of focus, or an area that a user is not looking at, is determined from user body, head, eye and iris positioning. The user gaze information is used to select a context and interaction set for the user. The interaction sets may include grammars for a speech recognition system, movements for a gesture recognition system, physiological states for a user health parameter detection system, or other possible inputs. When a user focuses on a selected object or area, an interaction set associated with that object or area is activated and used to interpret user inputs. Interaction sets may also be selected based upon areas that a user is not viewing. Multiple devices can share gaze information so that a device does not require its own gaze detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Crystal Lee Parker, Mark Louis Wilson O'Hanlon, Andrew Lovitt, Jason Ryan Farmer
  • Publication number: 20170277185
    Abstract: An aircrew automation system that provides a pilot with high-fidelity knowledge of the aircraft's physical state, and notifies that pilot of any deviations in expected state based on predictive models. The aircrew automation may be provided as a non-invasive ride-along aircrew automation system that perceives the state of the aircraft through visual techniques, derives the aircraft state vector and other aircraft information, and communicates any deviations from expected aircraft state to the pilot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jessica E. Duda, John Tylko, David Mindell, Fabrice Kunzi, Michael Piedmonte, John Allee, Joshua Torgerson, Jason Ryan, James Donald Paduano, John Brooke Wissler, Andrew Musto, Wendy Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20170187175
    Abstract: A cable suspension may allow a cable to be pivoted about a pivot axis that passes through a thickness of a cable. A bend radius of the cable entering and exiting the cable suspension may be increased and/or the degree of bend by a cable entering and exiting the cable support may be decreased. The cable may comprise insulated electrical cables, non-insulated electrical cables (e.g., conductors), shielded cables, non-electrical signal cables (e.g., optical cables), and/or assemblies thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Philip Timbrell, Nat Allen, Dan McGonigal, Jason Ryan
  • Patent number: 9678576
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to using detected physical gestures to cause calls to transfer between client devices. A physical gesture between a first client device and a second client device can be detected (e.g., utilizing the first client device, the second client device, a disparate client-side device, a server, etc.). The first client device participates in a call, while the second client device is not participating in the call at a time of the detection of the physical gesture. Responsive to detection of the physical gesture, participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated. Participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated by causing the call to transfer from the first client device to the second client device or causing the second client device to join the call while the first client device continues to participate in the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew William Lovitt, Jason Ryan Farmer, Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20170135164
    Abstract: For controlling a level of luminance produced by a color light-emitting diode (LED) array, a method includes: for a predetermined flux bit-slice period, activating a color enable signal to select a primary color LED and to select a predetermined light flux magnitude set-point; selectively charging an energy storage device and discharging the energy storage device through the selected primary color LED to generate a light flux output during the flux bit-slice period; adjusting a rate of selectively charging the energy storage device to maintain a magnitude of the light flux output at the predetermined light flux magnitude set-point during the flux bit-slice period; and adjusting the predetermined light flux magnitude set-point over the life of the selected LED as the selected LED ages as a function of an anode-to-cathode voltage drop across the selected LED for a given magnitude of current flowing through the selected LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Farris, Michael David McCormick, Jason Ryan Thompson
  • Patent number: 9595820
    Abstract: A cable suspension may allow a cable to be pivoted about a pivot axis that passes through a thickness of a cable. A bend radius of the cable entering and exiting the cable suspension may be increased and/or the degree of bend by a cable entering and exiting the cable support may be decreased. The cable may comprise insulated electrical cables, non-insulated electrical cables (e.g., conductors), shielded cables, non-electrical signal cables (e.g., optical cables), and/or assemblies thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PREFORMED LINE PRODUCTS CO.
    Inventors: Philip Timbrell, Nat Allen, Dan McGonigal, Jason Ryan
  • Patent number: 9577491
    Abstract: An electric machine includes a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface defining an interior zone. A solenoid mounting section is provided on the housing. The solenoid mounting section includes a shift lever opening that extends from the outer surface through the inner surface. A solenoid tower is mounted to the housing. The solenoid tower extends from a first end detachably coupled to the solenoid mounting section to a second end configured to receive a solenoid. The first end includes an opening that registers with the shift lever opening. At least one of the solenoid mounting section and the solenoid tower includes a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: REMY TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joo-Mok Jung, Jason Ryan, Michael O'Neill, Matt Zider, Randall Masters
  • Publication number: 20170027239
    Abstract: A hockey sock extends from the ankle to the calf areas and comprises a non-cut-resistant fabric positioned on at least the front portion of the sock and a cut-resistant fabric coupled to the non-cut-resistant fabric. The cut-resistant fabric is positioned on the back of the sock and extends along its vertical axis to inhibit cutting of the back of the user's leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventor: Jason Ryan
  • Patent number: 9554435
    Abstract: Light flux levels sensed from a color LED array control both current availability to the array and disable/re-enable a current bypass switch to shunt stored-energy current to or away from a selected LED. In continuous mode, a single flux pulse is created for the duration of a pre-established period. Feedback from the flux sensor pulses current to an energy storage device to maintain the light flux at a predetermined set-point. A particular dimming level is achieved by establishing both the pulse period and the flux magnitude. In discontinuous mode, one or more short flux pulses are created. Both the turn-on and the turn-off time of each flux pulse is controlled by alternately removing and then re-establishing a current shunt from the energy storage device to ground. Flux pulse magnitude is controlled by recognizing when the flux pulse has reached a predetermined set-point and re-establishing the current shunt to abruptly turn off current to the selected LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Farris, Michael David McCormick, Jason Ryan Thompson
  • Patent number: 9520260
    Abstract: A photo-emitter x-ray source is provided that includes a photocathode electron source, a laser light source, where the laser light source illuminates the photocathode electron source to emit electrons, and an X-ray target, where the emitted electrons are focused on the X-ray target, where the X-ray target emits X-rays. The photocathode electron source can include alkali halides (such as CsBr and CsI), semiconductors (such as GaAs, InP), and theses materials modified with rare Earth element (such as Eu) doping, electron beam bombardment, and X-ray irradiation, and has a form factor that includes planar, patterned, or optically patterned. The X-ray target includes a material such as tungsten, copper, rhodium or molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Lambertus Hesselink, R. Fabian W. Pease, Piero Pianetta, Juan R. Maldonado, Yao-Te Cheng, Jason Ryan
  • Publication number: 20160259425
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to using detected physical gestures to cause calls to transfer between client devices. A physical gesture between a first client device and a second client device can be detected (e.g., utilizing the first client device, the second client device, a disparate client-side device, a server, etc.). The first client device participates in a call, while the second client device is not participating in the call at a time of the detection of the physical gesture. Responsive to detection of the physical gesture, participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated. Participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated by causing the call to transfer from the first client device to the second client device or causing the second client device to join the call while the first client device continues to participate in the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew William Lovitt, Jason Ryan Farmer, Michael Hall
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20160238038
    Abstract: Described is a fan assembly comprising a body comprising an air inlet, an air outlet, and means for generating an air flow through the body. The fan assembly also comprises a nozzle for receiving the air flow from the body and for emitting the air flow, a filter upstream from the air inlet and having an upstream surface and a downstream surface, a seat on the body having an upwardly facing surface for supporting the filter, and sealing means for forming a seal between the filter and the body to define a flow path between the downstream surface of the filter and the air inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ryan Alexander HUGHES, Steven Eduard PEET, Jason Ryan KING
  • FAN
    Publication number: 20160238037
    Abstract: Described is a fan assembly comprising a body comprising an air inlet, an air outlet, and means for generating an air flow through the body. The fan assembly also comprises a nozzle removably mounted on the body for receiving the air flow from the body and for emitting the air flow, and a filter surrounding at least a portion of the body upstream from the air inlet. The filter being held captive on the fan assembly between the nozzle and a portion of the body while remaining free to move relative to the body and the nozzle. The filter is removable from the fan assembly only after removal of the nozzle from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Steven Eduard PEET, Jason Ryan KING
  • Patent number: 9407197
    Abstract: Illustratively, an electrical generator includes a photovoltaic element which converts light produced by a surface into electrical power, the surface located in thermal communication with exhaust gases produced by an exothermic chemical reaction; a heat exchanger which takes at least a majority of thermal energy in the exhaust gases, after the thermal communication, and transfers the thermal energy to air input to the reaction; a catalytic converter, inside the heat exchanger, located to ensure that at least most of the exhaust gases are communicated into the catalytic converter and that heat generated by operation of the catalytic converter is transferred to the air input to the reaction; a sensor in the heat exchanger, located to monitor the reaction before the exhaust gases are communicated into the catalytic converter; a sensor located to sense after the exhaust gases are communicated into the catalytic converter, whether the catalytic converter is functioning properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Green Light Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Gerald Peter Jackson, Jason Ryan Babcock, Joseph Matthew Zlotnicki
  • Patent number: 9406957
    Abstract: Representatively, a method of separating carbon from hydrocarbon molecules, the method including: heating hydrocarbon molecules beyond their boiling point; decomposing the heated hydrocarbon molecules to generate elemental or molecular carbon and hydrogen gas; separating at least some of the elemental or molecular carbon from the hydrogen gas; chemically reacting the hydrogen gas to produce heat; and applying some of the heat in carrying out said heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: GREEN Light Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Peter Jackson, Jason Ryan Babcock, Joseph Matthew Zlotnicki
  • Patent number: 9369855
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to using detected physical gestures to cause calls to transfer between client devices. A physical gesture between a first client device and a second client device can be detected (e.g., utilizing the first client device, the second client device, a disparate client-side device, a server, etc.). The first client device participates in a call, while the second client device is not participating in the call at a time of the detection of the physical gesture. Responsive to detection of the physical gesture, participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated. Participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated by causing the call to transfer from the first client device to the second client device or causing the second client device to join the call while the first client device continues to participate in the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew William Lovitt, Jason Ryan Farmer, Michael Hall
  • Publication number: 20160164272
    Abstract: A cable suspension may allow a cable to be pivoted about a pivot axis that passes through a thickness of a cable. A bend radius of the cable entering and exiting the cable suspension may be increased and/or the degree of bend by a cable entering and exiting the cable support may be decreased. The cable may comprise insulated electrical cables, non-insulated electrical cables (e.g., conductors), shielded cables, non-electrical signal cables (e.g., optical cables), and/or assemblies thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Philip TIMBRELL, Dan MCGONIGAL, Jason RYAN, Nat ALLEN
  • Patent number: D779513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Oscar E. Murillo, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Cheryl Nicole Platz, Addison K. Linville, Kelly Rose McArthur, David A. Walker, Tyrone Samson, Vikram Bapat, John Henson, Jason Ryan Farmer, Craig Fox, Stefanie Lyn Tomko, Lisa Stifelman, Shane Jeremy Landry
  • Patent number: D805585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jason Ryan, Nicholas Dean