Patents by Inventor Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall 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: 20190176650
    Abstract: An Engine Start and Battery Support Module for a vehicle is provided that utilizes a bank of Ultra Capacitors (UCs) charged with or without running the vehicle's alternator to levels that support both engine starting assistance and hotel load support. The UCs' per-cell charge can be adjusted and raised during periods of low temperatures and even higher during ultralow temperatures. The adjustment, which can be dynamic and/or automatic, increases the UC energy storage capability. Further, the release of energy from the UCs is controlled by a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller based on the DC bus voltage. The UCs can be charged either from an onboard DC/DC converter, an AC hook up, or from smartly switching the banks of UCs between parallel and serial configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Wood, Chad Hall, Daniel A. Patsos, Jeff Colton, Bryce Gregory
  • Publication number: 20190101350
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to compensators for use with firearms, for example, to inhibit muzzle climb and/or recoil of the firearms when the firearms are discharged, etc. In one example embodiment, a compensator generally includes a body defining a channel having a keyed shape configured to receive a rail of a firearm to thereby inhibit movement of the body relative to the firearm, and means configured to engage the body and the rail of the firearm to thereby secure the compensator to the firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jeff HALL, Joel PIRELA
  • Patent number: 9704662
    Abstract: A switch system includes a snap action switch, an operating plunger, and an actuator. The snap action switch is configured to move, with snap-action, from a first switch position to a second switch position. The operating plunger is disposed adjacent to the snap action switch and is coupled to selectively receive an actuating force. The operating plunger is configured, upon receipt of the actuating force, to retain the snap action switch in the first switch position. The operating plunger is further configured, upon removal of the actuating force, to allow the switch to move from the first switch position to the second switch position. The actuator contacts the operating plunger and is configured to selectively supply the actuating force to, and remove the actuating force from, the operating plunger. The operating plunger comprises a dielectric material having low thermal conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Mantua, Jeff Hall, Darryl Ballard
  • Patent number: 9032394
    Abstract: A computing device configured for installing an operating system is described. The computing device includes a storage device, a processor and instructions stored in memory. The computing device begins writing an operating system image to a storage device. One or more current storage device driver files are downloaded. The computing device injects one or more current storage device drivers obtained from the one or more current storage device driver files without first booting an operating system obtained from the operating system image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Crimson Corporation
    Inventors: Wenzhe Shi, Jeff Hall
  • Publication number: 20150114812
    Abstract: A switch system includes a snap action switch, an operating plunger, and an actuator. The snap action switch is configured to move, with snap-action, from a first switch position to a second switch position. The operating plunger is disposed adjacent to the snap action switch and is coupled to selectively receive an actuating force. The operating plunger is configured, upon receipt of the actuating force, to retain the snap action switch in the first switch position. The operating plunger is further configured, upon removal of the actuating force, to allow the switch to move from the first switch position to the second switch position. The actuator contacts the operating plunger and is configured to selectively supply the actuating force to, and remove the actuating force from, the operating plunger. The operating plunger comprises a dielectric material having low thermal conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Mantua, Jeff Hall, Darryl Ballard
  • Publication number: 20140262510
    Abstract: A closed loop drilling fluids circulation system includes a first drilling fluid circulation system disposed at a first subterranean drill site. The first drilling fluid circulation system includes a supply tank for holding clean drilling fluid and a solids control device configured to separate solids from used drilling fluid. In addition, the system includes a central processing facility disposed at a location remote from the first drill site and configured to receive used drilling fluid from the solids control device and supply clean drilling fluid to the supply tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Beddoes, Ulric Fournier, Jeff Hall, Allan Peats
  • Patent number: 8456792
    Abstract: A redundant non-contact switch reports a status as closed or open for a first member and a second member that move relative to each other between an open state and a closed state. In some embodiments, the redundant non-contact switch includes a wireless authentication (WA) pair and a magnetic pair. The WA pair may include a WA responder attached to one of the first member and the second member, and a WA interrogator attached to the other of the first member and the second member. The WA pair may be configured to register a WA status of closed or open, depending on a WA authentication between the WA responder and the WA interrogator. The magnetic pair may include a magnet attached to one of the first member and the second member, and a magnet sensor attached to the other of the first member and the second member. The magnetic pair may be configured to register a magnetic status of closed or open, depending on whether a magnet distance between the magnet and magnet sensor is beyond a threshold magnet distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Peczalski, Soumitri Kolavennu, Jeff Hall, Todd Hanson
  • Patent number: 8236372
    Abstract: Capacitors and methods of forming capacitors are disclosed, and which include an inner conductive metal capacitor electrode and an outer conductive metal capacitor electrode. A capacitor dielectric region is received between the inner and the outer conductive metal capacitor electrodes and has a thickness no greater than 150 Angstroms. Various combinations of materials of thicknesses and relationships relative one another are disclosed which enables and results in the dielectric region having a dielectric constant k of at least 35 yet leakage current no greater than 1×10?7 amps/cm2 at from ?1.1V to +1.1V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishikesh Krishnan, John Smythe, Vishwanath Bhat, Noel Rocklein, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Jeff Hall, Chris Carlson
  • Publication number: 20110193422
    Abstract: A redundant non-contact switch reports a status as closed or open for a first member and a second member that move relative to each other between an open state and a closed state. In some embodiments, the redundant non-contact switch includes a wireless authentication (WA) pair and a magnetic pair. The WA pair may include a WA responder attached to one of the first member and the second member, and a WA interrogator attached to the other of the first member and the second member. The WA pair may be configured to register a WA status of closed or open, depending on a WA authentication between the WA responder and the WA interrogator. The magnetic pair may include a magnet attached to one of the first member and the second member, and a magnet sensor attached to the other of the first member and the second member. The magnetic pair may be configured to register a magnetic status of closed or open, depending on whether a magnet distance between the magnet and magnet sensor is beyond a threshold magnet distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Peczalski, Soumitri Kolavennu, Jeff Hall, Todd Hanson
  • Patent number: 7615687
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 0232405. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 0232405. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 0232405 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 0232405 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Floyd, Jeff Hall
  • Patent number: 7531719
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4938051. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4938051. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4938051 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4938051 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Patent number: 7504564
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4835953. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4835953. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4835953 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4835953 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Patent number: 7498486
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4880500. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4880500. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4880500 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4880500 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Patent number: 7488867
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4587513. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4587513. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4587513 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4587513 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Floyd, Jeff Hall
  • Patent number: 7485443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, compositions, and methods for the detection and characterization of nucleic acid sequences and variations in nucleic acid sequences. The present invention relates to methods for attaching nucleic acids to solid supports and modifying nucleic acids. For example, in some embodiments, the 5? nuclease activity of a cleavage agent is used to cleave a cleavage structure formed on the solid support, the occurrence of the cleavage event indicating the presence of specific nucleic acid sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Priscilla Wilkins Stevens, David Kelso, Victor Lyamichev, Jeff Hall, Bruce P. Neri, Robert W. Kwiatkowski, Jr., Lloyd Smith
  • Publication number: 20080178318
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4880500. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4880500. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4880500 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4880500 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Publication number: 20080178319
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4938051. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4938051. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4938051 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4938051 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Publication number: 20080178317
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4835953. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4835953. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4835953 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4835953 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Patent number: 7390940
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4858197. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4858197. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4858197 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4858197 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson
  • Patent number: 7371938
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 4008211. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 4008211. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 4008211 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 4008211 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Floyd, Jeff Hall, Mark Erickson