Patents by Inventor Jason Watson

Jason Watson 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: 20200408882
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to beam homogenization for occlusion avoidance. One embodiment includes a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device. The LIDAR device includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes a light emitter. The light emitter emits light that diverges along a fast-axis and a slow-axis. The transmitter also includes a fast-axis collimation (FAC) lens optically coupled to the light emitter. The FAC lens is configured to receive light emitted by the light emitter and reduce a divergence of the received light along the fast-axis of the light emitter to provide reduced-divergence light. The transmitter further includes a transmit lens optically coupled to the FAC lens. The transmit lens is configured to receive the reduced-divergence light from the FAC lens and provide transmit light. The FAC lens is positioned relative to the light emitter such that the reduced-divergence light is expanded at the transmit lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Blaise Gassend, Ralph H. Shepard, Jason Watson
  • Patent number: 10781705
    Abstract: An inter-compressor case for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The inter-compressor case comprises: an outer casing and an inner casing radially spaced apart relative to a longitudinal axis; a gas path extending from a plurality of radial inlets arranged in a circumferentially spaced apart array around the outer casing to an annular outlet defined by an axially extending downstream portion of the outer casing and an axially extending downstream portion of the inner casing; a plurality of struts having a gas path surface extending across the gas path between the outer casing and the inner casing; and a plurality of flow separators extending from the adjacent radial inlets. The flow separators have trailing edges disposed upstream of the annular outlet and include a plurality of full length flow separators and a plurality of truncated flow separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Jason Nichols, Thomas Veitch, Peter Townsend, Hien Duong, Guiherme Watson
  • Publication number: 20200281401
    Abstract: A cooking assembly includes a grill rack having a peripheral portion defined by a plurality of laterally extending wires bound by a peripheral frame. An inner retention portion is defined by a plurality of laterally extending wires generally co-planar with the plurality of laterally extending wires of the peripheral portion. The inner retention portion includes a retention border adapted to removably engage the drip tray. A drip tray is configured to removably engage the retention border, thereby securing the drip tray laterally. One of a searing pan and a cooking stone is configured to be received in the drip tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian P. Chatot, Christopher D. Cullen, Timothy A. Mayberry, Jason Schneemann, Mary A. Watson
  • Publication number: 20200255173
    Abstract: Methods are provided for storing and preserving comestible finfish material, preferably so as to extend shelf life of the same. In one optional method, comestible finfish material is placed in a product containing space of a storage container atop a platform of a support structure. The storage container includes an internal compartment having the product containing space. The support structure defines the platform for supporting the comestible finfish material. The internal compartment further includes a reservoir, configured to retain liquid, below the platform. The platform and/or support structure are configured to direct liquid exuded from the comestible finfish material to the reservoir. Optionally, the reservoir comprises an absorbent material for absorbing liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Derek Riley, Michael Johnston, Neal Watson, John Belfance, Jonathan R. Freedman, Deepti S. Gupta, Franklin Lee Lucas, JR., Jason Pratt, Kathryn Gustafson, G.F. Alexia Foutch, Ethan Ross Perdue, James S. Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10737371
    Abstract: A sprinkler wrench for installing a sprinkler includes a base having a tool engaging portion. A sidewall extends from the base and a sprinkler engaging portion extends from the sidewall. The sprinkler engaging portion includes a pair of oppositely facing surfaces defining an outer perimeter and a recess including two opposing flats. A protective boot cover is removably attached to the sprinkler engaging portion and includes flat cover portions covering the two opposing flats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Viking Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Watson, Shawn G. Orr, Lindsay M. Barker, Scott T. Franson
  • Patent number: 10702098
    Abstract: A cooking assembly includes a grill rack having a peripheral portion defined by a plurality of laterally extending wires bound by a peripheral frame. An inner retention portion is defined by a plurality of laterally extending wires generally co-planar with the plurality of laterally extending wires of the peripheral portion. The inner retention portion includes a retention border adapted to removably engage the drip tray. A drip tray is configured to removably engage the retention border, thereby securing the drip tray laterally. One of a searing pan and a cooking stone is configured to be received in the drip tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Chatot, Christopher D. Cullen, Timothy A. Mayberry, Jason Schneemann, Mary A. Watson
  • Publication number: 20200207533
    Abstract: Methods are provided for storing and preserving comestible mollusk material, preferably so as to extend shelf life of the same. In one optional method, comestible mollusk material is placed in a product containing space of a storage container atop a platform of a support structure. The storage container includes an internal compartment having the product containing space. The support structure defines the platform for supporting the comestible mollusk material. The internal compartment further includes a reservoir, configured to retain liquid, below the platform. The platform and/or support structure are configured to direct liquid exuded from the comestible mollusk material to the reservoir. Optionally, the reservoir comprises an absorbent material for absorbing liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Derek Riley, Michael Johnston, Neal Watson, John Belfance, Jonathan R. Freedman, Deepti S. Gupta, Franklin Lee Lucas, JR., Jason Pratt, Kathryn Gustafson, G.F. Alexia Foutch, Ethan Ross Perdue, James S. Hollinger
  • Publication number: 20200165924
    Abstract: An inter-compressor case for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The inter-compressor case comprises: an outer casing and an inner casing radially spaced apart relative to a longitudinal axis; a gas path extending from a plurality of radial inlets arranged in a circumferentially spaced apart array around the outer casing to an annular outlet defined by an axially extending downstream portion of the outer casing and an axially extending downstream portion of the inner casing; a plurality of struts having a gas path surface extending across the gas path between the outer casing and the inner casing; and a plurality of flow separators extending from the adjacent radial inlets. The flow separators have trailing edges disposed upstream of the annular outlet and include a plurality of full length flow separators and a plurality of truncated flow separators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jason NICHOLS, Thomas VEITCH, Peter TOWNSEND, Hien DUONG, Guiherme WATSON
  • Publication number: 20200128378
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Publication number: 20200107184
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for detecting and providing user notification of mismatched devices. A device mismatch of a pair of wireless devices may be detected. A wireless indication of the device mismatch may be provided to another wireless device. That wireless device may provide a user notification that the pair of wireless devices are mismatched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Jason Giles, Ariane Cotte, Sriram Hariharan, Robert D. Watson, Sarang S. Ranade, David C. Graham
  • Publication number: 20200075002
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for using a multimodal response in the dynamic generation of client device output that is tailored to a current modality of a client device is disclosed herein. Multimodal client devices can engage in a variety of interactions across the multimodal spectrum including voice only interactions, voice forward interactions, multimodal interactions, visual forward interactions, visual only interactions etc. A multimodal response can include a core message to be rendered for all interaction types as well as one or more modality dependent components to provide a user with additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: April Pufahl, Jared Strawderman, Harry Yu, Adriana Olmos Antillon, Jonathan Livni, Okan Kolak, James Giangola, Nitin Khandelwal, Jason Kearns, Andrew Watson, Joseph Ashear, Valerie Nygaard
  • Patent number: 10578406
    Abstract: A vehicle has improved energy absorbing capability and occupants have increased blast survivability. The vehicle includes a suspended floor assembly. The floor assembly may be suspended by, at least in part, one or more suspensions arms that have an extendable portion. The floor assembly may also have a yaw plane energy absorber between the floor assembly and a wall of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PRATT & MILLER ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Kremar, Kevin R. Kwiatkowski, Aaron Ward, Christopher Watson
  • Patent number: 10545509
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification generally relates to modular vehicles including separable pod and base units. In some implementations, a computing system installed in a vehicle base identifies a vehicle pod that is detachably connected to a chassis on the vehicle base. In response to identifying that the vehicle pod is detachably connected to the chassis on the vehicle base, a communications link can be established between the computing system installed in the vehicle base and a computing system installed in the vehicle pod. Based on information obtained through the communications link, the computing system installed in the vehicle base can determine a particular configuration of the vehicle pod that is detachably connected to the chassis. The computing system can then verify that the vehicle base can safely transport the vehicle pod while the vehicle pod is detachably connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Johan Ulrich Lewin Jessen, Kristina Liv Larsen, Martin Friedrich Schubert, Michael Patrick Bauerly, Michael Jason Grundmann, Rowan M. Ogden, Phillip Edwin Watson
  • Patent number: 10542405
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Publication number: 20190373430
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Publication number: 20190314114
    Abstract: A dental device is described. The dental device includes a surgical template having one or more sites for drilling osteotomies in the maxillary or mandibular jaw and a false teeth set. The surgical template and false teeth set are configured to fit together to form a denture prosthesis that can be implanted in a patient. Also described are a method for creating a surgical dental template, a method for implanting a dental prosthesis, and a method for reducing jaw bone in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Watson
  • Publication number: 20190310054
    Abstract: A vehicle has improved energy absorbing capability and occupants have increased blast survivability. The vehicle includes a suspended floor assembly. The floor assembly may be suspended by, at least in part, one or more suspensions arms that have an extendable portion. The floor assembly may also have a yaw plane energy absorber between the floor assembly and a wall of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Kremar, Kevin R. Kwiatkowski, Aaron Ward, Christopher Watson
  • Patent number: 10432612
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a transportation vehicle are provided. For example, one method includes storing or installing a security certificate in a portable device associated with an aircraft, the security certificate defining a duration for using the portable device for remotely accessing an aircraft computing system; obtaining the security certificate from the portable device, after validating a request from a user console; and providing the security certificate to the user console to access the aircraft computing system via the portable device for no longer than the duration defined by the security certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Watson, Michael Luke Dierickx, Sanjiv Sitaram Pimple, Sheng Tong, Jason Kong, Kwok Liang Poo
  • Publication number: 20190286124
    Abstract: An example method may include receiving, from a client computing device, an indication of a target drop-off spot for an object within a first virtual model of a first region of a delivery destination. A second virtual model of a second region of the delivery destination may be determined based on sensor data received from one or more sensors on a delivery vehicle. A mapping may be determined between physical features represented in the first virtual model and physical features represented in the second virtual model to determine an overlapping region between the first and second virtual models. A position of the target drop-off spot within the second virtual model may be determined based on the overlapping region. Based on the position of the target drop-off spot within the second virtual model, the delivery vehicle may be navigated to the target drop-off spot to drop off the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Friedrich Schubert, Michael Jason Grundmann, Clifford Biffle, Philip Edwin Watson
  • Publication number: 20190216581
    Abstract: Methods for generating and providing a full arch prosthesis from a pre-existing prosthesis are presented, starting from the pre-existing prosthesis. This prosthesis is removed from the mouth, scanned, and replaced within the mouth. An intermediate prosthesis is generated from the scan, and modified to match a final physiological target configuration of the patient's mouth. The intermediate prosthesis is used to generate a final virtual representation of the target configuration, from which final virtual representation the final working prosthesis is fabricated. The intermediate prosthesis is mounted in the patient's mouth in sections, for desirable repositioning, sections then being bonded together. Copings can be digitally subtracted to enable press fit new copings to be installed. Alternatively, the intermediate prosthesis can include integrated false copings. The intermediate prosthesis is scanned to generate a final digital model or virtual representation of the desired final prosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Watson