Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Lee

Jeffrey A. Lee 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: 10986147
    Abstract: The same sequence of media items is pre-distributed to storage devices at multiple locations. A local program component, including content not in the pre-distributed sequence of media items, is obtained at a first media mixer at a first location. A control signal associated with playout of the pre-distributed media items is obtained at a first processing device co-located with the first media mixer. The local program component is transmitted to a second media mixer located at a second location. Separately from the local program component, the control signal is transmitted from the first processing device to a second processing device, co-located with the second media mixer. The control signal is synchronized to the local program component at the second location to generate a synchronized media program control. The pre-distributed sequence of media items is mixed with the local program component as directed by the synchronized media program control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Greenlee, Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Publication number: 20210095021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bispecific molecules that are capable of localizing an immune effector cell that expresses an activating receptor to a virally infected cell, so as to thereby facilitate the killing of the virally infected cell. In a preferred embodiment, such localization is accomplished using bispecific molecules that are immunoreactive with an activating receptor of an immune effector cell and to an antigen expressed by a cell infected with a virus wherein the antigen is detectably present on the cell infected with the virus at a level that is greater than the level at which the antigen is detected on the virus by the bispecific molecules, and to the use of such bispecific molecules in the treatment of latent viral infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: MacroGenics, Inc., Duke University
    Inventors: Scott Koenig, Leslie S. Johnson, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Liqin Liu, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom, Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20210089984
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a customizable management system for various unique packaging production architectures. The customizable management system can be configurable to universally integrate with various systems within a variety of unique packaging production architectures. For example, the customizable management system can comprise one or more importer modules that receive package creation requests and translate the requests into a second format that is readable by one or more staging and selection modules. The system may also comprise staging and selection modules that are configured to identify within each translated packaging creation order one or more final packaging parameters and identify a workgroup that is capable of meeting the one or more final packaging parameters. The system may also comprise one or more machine group modules in communication with one or more packaging stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chris R. Featherstone, Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen, Andreas Harnesk, Ryan Osterhout, Stefan Karlsson, Robert Lingstyul, Clinton P. Smith
  • Publication number: 20210079594
    Abstract: A high efficiency bleaching method for cellulosic pulp includes: (a) providing a charge of aqueous cellulosic pulp to a bleaching vessel at a consistency of from 10% to 30% along with a peroxy bleaching agent and an alkaline agent effective to adjust pH of the charge to 9.5 to 12.5; and (b) bleaching the aqueous cellulosic pulp in the bleaching vessel while maintaining a bleaching temperature of from 110° F. (43° C.) to 135° F. (57° C.) and a pH of the charge from 9.5 to 12.5 for an extended bleaching retention time. The bleaching method is advantageously used to bleach low brightness recycle pulp, and/or as part of a multistage process with bleaching stages of lesser duration, and/or as a high peroxy efficiency, low dose bleaching process or in connection with concurrently storing and bleaching pulp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lee
  • Publication number: 20210080183
    Abstract: An un-finned heat exchanger (100). The heat exchanger (100) comprises: a heat exchange tube (1), which comprises a body; a fluid channel (11) formed inside the body; and a collecting tube (2) connected to the heat exchange tube (1). Using the heat exchanger can reduce accumulation of dirt on the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Mustafa K. Yanik, Pierre Olivier Pelletier, Jeffrey Lee Tucker
  • Patent number: 10951419
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to the secure communication of devices. In one embodiment, a first device is configured to perform a pairing operation with a second device to establish a secure communication link between the first device and the second device. The pairing operation includes receiving firmware from the second device to be executed by the first device during communication over the secure communication link, and in response to a successful verification of the firmware, establishing a shared encryption key to be used by the first and second devices during the communication. In some embodiments, the pairing operation includes receiving a digital signature created from a hash value of the firmware and a public key of the second device, and verifying the firmware by extracting the hash value from the digital signature and comparing the extracted hash value with a hash value of the received firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan F. Schaap, Conrad Sauerwald, Craig Marciniak, Jerrold V. Hauck, Zachary F. Papilion, Jeffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 10942901
    Abstract: In a media automation system, a database server transmits a request to a traffic and billing system to identify both an advertisement for potential inclusion in a content block, and a first primary programming item to be scheduled adjacent to the advertisement in a broadcast log, i.e. a paired advertisement and primary programming item, and receives a message identifying the advertisement and the first primary programming item from the traffic and billing system in response to that request. The database server responds to the message from the traffic and billing system by inserting the advertisement into the broadcast log adjacent to the first primary programming item, transmitting a signal notifying the traffic and billing system that the advertisement and the first primary programming item have been inserted into the broadcast log, and delivering the broadcast log to a media server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn, David C. Jellison, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210067568
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a master broadcast log and multiple station broadcast logs. The master log includes: a master voice track slot; a master prior slot adjacent to and preceding the master voice track slot; and a master subsequent slot adjacent to and following the master voice track slot. The station broadcast logs include corresponding voice tracks, preceding slots, and subsequent slots. Prior and subsequent slots specify media items. One, but not both, of the media items in the prior and subsequent slots of a first station log match corresponding slots in the master log. A partial-match indicator is generated. Media items in both the prior and subsequent slots of a second station log match corresponding slots in the master log. A full-match indicator is generated. A graphical user interface displays the partial-match indicator and the full-match indicator in different display areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Jellison, JR., Darren Grant Davis, Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Publication number: 20210067597
    Abstract: A media stream includes multiple spot blocks representing portions of time assigned to particular media content, where some of the plurality of spot blocks include primary media content, and others include advertising content. The media stream also includes a contextual marker embedded in at least one of the spot blocks. The contextual marker includes information used by a media player to transmit a tracking call in response to reading the contextual marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel N. MacTiernan, Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn, David C. Jellison, Jr., Jeffrey James Bengel, Todd Louis Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10937007
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for electronically tracking vehicle state in a vehicle maintenance facility. When a vehicle enters a maintenance facility, maintenance facility personnel can assess the vehicle and assign a vehicle collision repair and/or maintenance workflow for performing indicated repairs and/or maintenance. The vehicle can also be assigned an identifier and fitted with one or more transmitters. As a vehicle moves between workstations and/or staging areas, the one or more transmitters continually transmit. A server uses signals from the transmitters to track vehicle progress through the vehicle maintenance workflow. If constraints of the maintenance workflow are violated (e.g., a vehicle is at a workstation to long), the server notifies relevant parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Donna M. Root, Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10935472
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for dissipating heat within a gas detector. A gas detector may comprise an airflow generator configured to generate a sample gas flow through the gas detector; a sample gas flow line configured to direct the sample gas flow within a housing of the gas detector from an inlet of the gas detector toward an outlet of the gas detector; a sensor, in fluid communication with the airflow generator via the sample gas flow line, configured to detect one or more potentially hazardous gases within the sample gas flow; and a heat sink, in fluid communication with the airflow generator and positioned after the sensor along the sample gas flow line, configured to transfer heat from an interior of the housing to the sample gas flow, wherein the sample gas flow is directed out of the housing via the outlet of the gas detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: SangHoon Hur, Changyoung Jung, Hyungwoo Baek, Jeffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 10928334
    Abstract: Methods for determining desired doping conditions for a semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube (s-SWCNT) are provided. One exemplary method includes doping each of a plurality of s-SWCNT networks under a respective set of doping conditions; determining a thermoelectric (TE) power factor as a function of a fractional bleach of an absorption spectrum for the plurality of s-SWCNT networks doped under the respective sets of doping conditions; and using the function to identify one of the TE power factors within a range of the fractional bleach of the absorption spectrum. The identified TE power factor corresponds to the desired doping conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Azure Dee Avery, Jeffrey Lee Blackburn, Andrew John Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10927531
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device comprises a faucet. The faucet includes a hub, a sprayhead, and a hose coupling the hub to the sprayhead. Each end of the hose has a pivot coupling. One of the pivot couplings is configured to permit rotation of the hose relative to the hub. Another of the pivot couplings is configured to permit rotation of the sprayhead relative to the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Terrence Lee Fourman, Jeffrey Lee Moore, Randy L. Schneider, II, Alfred Charles Nelson, Kurt Judson Thomas
  • Patent number: 10932011
    Abstract: An attention marker can be transmitted to a radio receiver using an out-of-band transmission. One or more watermarks can be inserted in an over-the-air broadcast. A radio can include a tuner for receiving the over-the-air broadcast; an out-of-band receiver to receive substitute media content and the attention marker; memory to store the substitute media content; a user interface to play out media content to a user; and processing circuitry implementing multiple modules such as a marker detection module, a watermark detection module, and a local playout control module. The marker detection module can detect the out-of-band attention marker, and in response to detection of the attention marker trigger or schedule activation/deactivation of the watermark detection module. If the watermark detection module detects a watermark, the substitute content stored in the memory can be played out in place of the broadcast content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10922637
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a customizable management system for various unique packaging production architectures. The customizable management system can be configurable to universally integrate with various systems within a variety of unique packaging production architectures. For example, the customizable management system can comprise one or more importer modules that receive package creation requests and translate the requests into a second format that is readable by one or more staging and selection modules. The system may also comprise staging and selection modules that are configured to identify within each translated packaging creation order one or more final packaging parameters and identify a workgroup that is capable of meeting the one or more final packaging parameters. The system may also comprise one or more machine group modules in communication with one or more packaging stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Chris R. Featherstone, Jeffrey Lee Rasmussen, Andreas Harnesk, Ryan Osterhout, Stefan Karlsson, Robert Lingstyul, Clinton P Smith
  • Patent number: 10922136
    Abstract: A subscription server generates, at a clock generation module, a clock template including a plurality of slots, each slot associated with at least one content type, and wherein the clock template includes information indicating timing relationships of the plurality of slots relative to one another. The subscription server determines that a media log is to be generated from the clock template for one or more subscribers, and obtains, from a subscription verification module implemented by the processor and associated memory, trust parameters associated with the one or more subscribers. A log generation module implemented by the processor and associated memory, generates a media log including at least one slot assigned a restriction level determined based on the trust parameters. The media log, including information indicating the restriction level, is transmitted to at least one of the one or more subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Voce, Jonathan David Earley, David C. Jellison, Jr., Darren Grant Davis, Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 10914524
    Abstract: An un-finned heat exchanger (100). The heat exchanger (100) comprises: a heat exchange tube (1), which comprises a body; a fluid channel (11) formed inside the body; and a collecting tube (2) connected to the heat exchange tube (1). Using the heat exchanger can reduce accumulation of dirt on the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Danfoss Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (Jianxing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mustafa K. Yanik, Pierre Olivier Pelletier, Jeffrey Lee Tucker
  • Publication number: 20210032801
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers and nonwoven fabric fabrics produced by the method. In one aspect, the method includes forming a mixture of non-wood fibers and exposing the mixture to a brightening agent to produce brightened fibers. The brightening agent is oxygen gas, peracetic acid, a peroxide compound, or a combination thereof. The brightened fibers have a brightness greater than the fibers of the mixture before exposure as measured by MacBeth UV-C standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lee, Alan Edward Wright
  • Publication number: 20210032812
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers and nonwoven fabric fabrics produced by the method. In one aspect, the method includes forming a mixture of non-wood fibers and exposing the mixture to a brightening agent to produce brightened fibers. The brightening agent is oxygen gas, peracetic acid, a peroxide compound, or a combination thereof. The brightened fibers have a brightness greater than the fibers of the mixture before exposure as measured by MacBeth UV-C standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Lee
  • Publication number: 20210037074
    Abstract: The same sequence of media items is pre-distributed to storage devices at multiple locations. A local program component, including content not in the pre-distributed sequence of media items, is obtained at a first media mixer at a first location. A control signal associated with playout of the pre-distributed media items is obtained at a first processing device co-located with the first media mixer. The local program component is transmitted to a second media mixer located at a second location. Separately from the local program component, the control signal is transmitted from the first processing device to a second processing device, co-located with the second media mixer. The control signal is synchronized to the local program component at the second location to generate a synchronized media program control. The pre-distributed sequence of media items is mixed with the local program component as directed by the synchronized media program control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Greenlee, Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn