Patents by Inventor Jeffrey D. Sanders

Jeffrey D. Sanders 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: 10327834
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an end effector assembly includes providing first and second jaw members moveable relative to one another about a pivot between a first, spaced-apart position and a second, approximated position. One of the first and second jaw members includes a cavity defined therein and the other of the first and second jaw members includes a stop member configured to be inserted into the cavity. A gap-setting gauge is grasped between the first and second jaw members to define a gap-distance between the jaw members equivalent to a thickness of the gap-setting gauge. The first and second jaw members are set such that the jaw members are prevented from approximation beyond the gap-distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joanna Ackley, James D. Allen, IV, Ryan C. Artale, Kim V. Brandt, Dennis W. Butcher, Edward M. Chojin, Gary M. Couture, James S. Cunningham, David M. Garrison, Keir Hart, Russell D. Hempstead, Glenn A. Horner, Daniel A. Joseph, Duane E. Kerr, Dylan R. Kingsley, Peter M. Mueller, Jessica E. C. Olson, Sean T. O'Neill, Jason T. Sanders, Robert M. Sharp, John R. Twomey, Jeffrey R. Unger
  • Publication number: 20180137945
    Abstract: A nuclear fuel assay system comprises a nuclear fuel assembly comprising structures containing nuclear fuel, and a neutron collar surrounding sides of the nuclear fuel assembly and comprising pressurized 4He scintillation detectors. A system for assaying nuclear fuel, and a method of quantifying nuclear material are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID L. CHICHESTER, SCOTT J. THOMPSON, JAMES T. JOHNSON, JEFFREY D. SANDERS, SCOTT M. WATSON
  • Patent number: 9794202
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology enable messages including both standard and custom characters to be communicated between client devices. Each of the standard character(s) is included within a Unicode Standard that is supported by an operating system of a client device. By contrast, each of the custom character(s) is not included within the Unicode Standard. Such embodiments enable users to create their own custom characters, such as custom emoji, or utilize custom characters created others. Beneficially, embodiments described herein overcome many of the drawbacks associated with electronic messages being limited to including only standard characters, such as standard emoji.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amojee, Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando L. Pereira, Jay H. Yim, Mike Kaizuka, Jeffrey D. Sanders, John B. Georges
  • Patent number: 8797141
    Abstract: A reverse RFID location system is based on set of RFID tags in which each tag stores data representing its position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Gregory C Best, Andrew Ansell, Gwen Byard, James W Jervis, Jeffrey D Sanders
  • Publication number: 20110043373
    Abstract: A reverse RFID location system is based on set of RFID tags in which each tag stores data representing its position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Gregory C. Best, Andrew Ansell, Gwen Byard, James W. Jervis, Jeffrey D. Sanders
  • Patent number: 7266144
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining the timing of the data bit transitions. ā€œNā€ assumptions of data bit transitions are used for determining N integrations of an incoming spread signal for data bit time periods where N is the data bit time period divided by the code time period. In a first variation, the N assumptions use N start times separated by code time periods. In a second variation, the N assumptions use N sign inversion times separated by code time periods. In either variation the unsigned values of the N integrations, respectively, may be combined for several data bit time periods. The assumed transition timing that results in the strongest of the N integrations is indicative of the timing of the data bit transitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Sanders
  • Patent number: 7230568
    Abstract: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver using phase lock loops for strong GNSS signals and automatic frequency control (AFC) loops for weak GNSS signals on a satellite-by-satellite basis. The phase lock loops or the AFC loops associated with particular GNSS satellites generate frequency feedback adjustments for tracking the carrier frequencies of the incoming GNSS signals in order to determine pseudoranges for calculating a location fix. The transition from an AFC loop to a phase lock loop is controlled for each GNSS signal depending on location quality parameters including a history of previous loop transitions, knowledge of whether a transition is in-progress, and a conditional PDOP. The conditional PDOP is the calculated PDOP where the pseudorange from the particular GNSS signal is removed from the computation of the location fix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Krishnaranjan S. Rao, Gregory C. Best, Jeffrey D. Sanders
  • Patent number: 6970500
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining the timing of the data bit transitions. ā€œNā€ assumptions of data bit transitions are used for determining N integrations of an incoming spread signal for data bit time periods where N is the data bit time period divided by the code time period. In a first variation, the N assumptions use N start times separated by code time periods. In a second variation, the N assumptions use N sign inversion times separated by code time periods. In either variation the unsigned values of the N integrations, respectively, may be combined for several data bit time periods. The assumed transition timing that results in the strongest of the N integrations is indicative of the timing of the data bit transitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Sanders
  • Patent number: 6191731
    Abstract: A global positioning system (GPS) receiver having a fast time to first fix using the velocity of a GPS satellite and an approximate time. The GPS receiver includes a GPS antenna for receiving a GPS signal, radio frequency circuitry for downconverting and sampling the GPS signal, a reference timer for providing a reference clocking signal, a digital signal processor for receiving the sampled GPS signal, and a microprocessor for executing program codes in a memory. The digital signal processor cooperates with the microprocessor for correlating the sampled GPS signal to an internal GPS replica signal based upon the reference clocking signal. The memory includes program codes for a pseudorange detector for measuring code phase offsets, a directional cosine calculator for calculating unit vectors, a satellite velocity calculator for calculating vector velocities, a pseudorange linearizer for determining linearized pseudoranges, and a velocity-enhanced location calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Paul W. McBurney, Jeffrey D. Sanders