Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Gerard

Jeffrey Gerard 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: 10286830
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus includes a base member having a backing portion engaging a first side of a fixed plate and a cleat engaging a second side of the fixed plate. A neck portion connects the backing portion to the cleat and slidingly engages a keyway hole in the fixed plate. The retaining apparatus also includes a locking member coupled to the base member by a hinge. The locking member defines a disengaged position spaced from the fixed plate and is pivotable to an engaged position to secure the apparatus to the fixed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gerard Fortin, Danny John Wilyard, Gary Speck
  • Publication number: 20190140598
    Abstract: A multiple-stage amplifier includes a driver stage die and a final stage die. The driver stage die includes a first type of semiconductor substrate (e.g., a silicon substrate), a first transistor, and an integrated portion of an interstage impedance matching circuit. A control terminal of the first transistor is electrically coupled to an RF signal input terminal of the driver stage die, and the integrated portion of the interstage impedance matching circuit is electrically coupled between a current-carrying terminal of the first transistor and an RF signal output terminal of the driver stage die. The second die includes a III-V semiconductor substrate (e.g., a GaN substrate) and a second transistor. A connection, which is a non-integrated portion of the interstage impedance matching circuit, is electrically coupled between the RF signal output terminal of the driver stage die and an RF signal input terminal of the final stage die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Gerard SCHULTZ, Enver KRVAVAC, Olivier LEMBEYE, Cedric CASSAN, Kevin KIM, Jeffrey Kevin JONES
  • Publication number: 20190135667
    Abstract: Wastewater is treated though primary treatment of the water by way of a micro-sieve to produce a primary effluent and primary sludge. There is secondary treatment of the primary effluent by way of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) or an integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor to produce a secondary effluent and a waste activated sludge. The micro-sieve may have openings of 250 microns or less, for example about 150 microns. In a process, a gas transfer membrane is immersed in water. Pressurized air flows into the gas transfer membrane. An exhaust gas is withdrawn from the gas transfer membrane and used to produce bubbles from an aerator immersed in the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien COTE, Steven Kristian PEDERSEN, Wajahat Hussain SYED, Jeffrey Gerard PEETERS, Nicholas William H. ADAMS, Youngseck HONG, Geert-Henk KOOPS, James John ROYSTON
  • Patent number: 10238028
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises determining, in received yield data, one or more passes, each pass including a plurality of observations. For each pass of the one or more passes, one or more discrete derivatives are determined, and based on the one or more discrete derivatives first outlier data is generated. First filtered data is generated by removing the first outlier data from the yield data. Furthermore, for each observation in the yield data, a plurality of nearest neighbor observations is determined, and used to determine a plurality of absolute differences in yield values. Based on the plurality of absolute differences, second outlier data is determined. Second filtered data is generated by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data. Using a presentation layer of a computer system, a graphical representation of the second filtered data is generated and displayed on the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Yiqun Li, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Publication number: 20190087682
    Abstract: A system for detecting clouds and cloud shadows is described. In one approach, clouds and cloud shadows within a remote sensing image are detected through a three step process. In the first stage a high-precision low-recall classifier is used to identify cloud seed pixels within the image. In the second stage, a low-precision high-recall classifier is used to identify potential cloud pixels within the image. Additionally, in the second stage, the cloud seed pixels are grown into the potential cloud pixels to identify clusters of pixels which have a high likelihood of representing clouds. In the third stage, a geometric technique is used to determine pixels which likely represent shadows cast by the clouds identified in the second stage. The clouds identified in the second stage and the shadows identified in the third stage are then exported as a cloud mask and shadow mask of the remote sensing image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Wei Guan, Pramithus Khadka, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Patent number: 10174563
    Abstract: A drill bit is disclosed. The drill bit includes a bit body and a plurality of blades on the bit body. A cutting element is located on one of the plurality of blades and is communicatively coupled to a depth of cut controller (DOCC) located on the one of the plurality of blades. The DOCC is coupled to the cutting element such that the DOCC moves in response to an external force on the cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gerard Thomas
  • Patent number: 10160679
    Abstract: Wastewater is treated though primary treatment of the water by way of a micro-sieve to produce a primary effluent and primary sludge. There is secondary treatment of the primary effluent by way of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) or an integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor to produce a secondary effluent and a waste activated sludge. The micro-sieve may have openings of 250 microns or less, for example about 150 microns. In a process, a gas transfer membrane is immersed in water. Pressurized air flows into the gas transfer membrane. An exhaust gas is withdrawn from the gas transfer membrane and used to produce bubbles from an aerator immersed in the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BL Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien Cote, Steven Kristian Pedersen, Wajahat Hussain Syed, Jeffrey Gerard Peeters, Nicholas William H. Adams, Youngseck Hong, Geert-Henk Koops, James John Royston
  • Patent number: 10140546
    Abstract: A system for detecting clouds and cloud shadows is described. In one approach, clouds and cloud shadows within a remote sensing image are detected through a three step process. In the first stage a high-precision low-recall classifier is used to identify cloud seed pixels within the image. In the second stage, a low-precision high-recall classifier is used to identify potential cloud pixels within the image. Additionally, in the second stage, the cloud seed pixels are grown into the potential cloud pixels to identify clusters of pixels which have a high likelihood of representing clouds. In the third stage, a geometric technique is used to determine pixels which likely represent shadows cast by the clouds identified in the second stage. The clouds identified in the second stage and the shadows identified in the third stage are then exported as a cloud mask and shadow mask of the remote sensing image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Guan, Pramithus Khadka, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Publication number: 20180044211
    Abstract: A bioreactor has a biofilm that receives a gas through a supporting membrane and another biofilm attached to an inert support. The first biofilm is aerated through the membrane and provides nitrification. The other biofilm has an anoxic or anaerobic zone and provides denitrification. A module useful in the bioreactor has cords potted in at least one potting head. Optionally, some or all of the cords have a gas transfer membrane. The module may provide inert supports, active gas transfer supports or a combination of both types of support. Multiple modules may be assembled together into a cassette, the cassette providing inert supports, active supports or a combination. The module or cassette may have an aerator for mixing or biofilm control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Pierre Lucien COTE, Jeffrey Gerard PEETERS
  • Publication number: 20180042174
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises determining, in received yield data, one or more passes, each pass including a plurality of observations. For each pass of the one or more passes, one or more discrete derivatives are determined, and based on the one or more discrete derivatives first outlier data is generated. First filtered data is generated by removing the first outlier data from the yield data. Furthermore, for each observation in the yield data, a plurality of nearest neighbor observations is determined, and used to determine a plurality of absolute differences in yield values. Based on the plurality of absolute differences, second outlier data is determined. Second filtered data is generated by removing the second outlier data from the first filtered data. Using a presentation layer of a computer system, a graphical representation of the second filtered data is generated and displayed on the computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: YIQUN LI, JEFFREY GERARD
  • Patent number: 9878675
    Abstract: A ramp bracket assembly for selectively storing a ramp in a rear of the vehicle is disclosed. The ramp bracket includes a mounting plate, a support plate, and a retaining channel. The mounting plate is spaced away from and fixedly connected to the support plate. The mounting plate further includes a key member that engages with a mounting bracket connectable to the vehicle sidewall. The retaining channel, which selectively receives a ramp, is fixedly connected to the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy George, Kurt John Jaeckle, Mark Higgins, Matthew Naumann, Jeffrey Gerard Fortin, John Robert Dryden, John Jeffrey Steslicki
  • Publication number: 20170357872
    Abstract: A system for detecting clouds and cloud shadows is described. In one approach, clouds and cloud shadows within a remote sensing image are detected through a three step process. In the first stage a high-precision low-recall classifier is used to identify cloud seed pixels within the image. In the second stage, a low-precision high-recall classifier is used to identify potential cloud pixels within the image. Additionally, in the second stage, the cloud seed pixels are grown into the potential cloud pixels to identify clusters of pixels which have a high likelihood of representing clouds. In the third stage, a geometric technique is used to determine pixels which likely represent shadows cast by the clouds identified in the second stage. The clouds identified in the second stage and the shadows identified in the third stage are then exported as a cloud mask and shadow mask of the remote sensing image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Wei Guan, Pramithus Khadka, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Publication number: 20170351790
    Abstract: A method for estimating growth stage threshold values for a specific hybrid seed at a specific geo-location using historical growth stage data and observed growth stage data comprises using a server computer system, storing a historical crop growth model of one or more hybrid seeds measured from one or more fields over a particular period of time. The historical crop growth model includes growth stage threshold estimates for one or more hybrid seeds. The server computer system receives, via a network, one or more digital measurement values specifying one or more observed growth stage values for a particular hybrid seed at a particular field over a particular period of time. The server computer system transforms the growth stage thresholds into growth stage duration values for the historical crop data and the observed crop data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Marian Farah, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Publication number: 20170348835
    Abstract: A torque fastening system and method for applying torque to secure a fastener, includes actuating a torque tool to provide an initial command torque value to the servo drive of an electric motor for applying torque to a fastener. The initial command torque value is less than a target command torque value corresponding to a desired maximum target torque value entered by an operator. The torque fastening system operates at the initial command torque value to rotate a threaded fastener. Thereafter, in response to a spike in torque that corresponds to a decrease in motor speed, the torque tool output changes from the initial command torque value to a jump command torque value having a greater power value to increase torque applied by the torque tool to a fastener. The command torque value is ramped from the jump command torque value toward the target command torque value to increase the torque provided by the torque tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gerard Skelly, George T. Prince, Rodolfo Favian Gomez, Richard Carlton Steinfeldt, Mark Alexander Johnson, Christopher John Kolbe
  • Publication number: 20170275951
    Abstract: A drill bit is disclosed. The drill bit includes a bit body and a plurality of blades on the bit body. A cutting element is located on one of the plurality of blades and is communicatively coupled to a depth of cut controller (DOCC) located on the one of the plurality of blades. The DOCC is coupled to the cutting element such that the DOCC moves in response to an external force on the cutting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gerard Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170267158
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus includes a base member having a backing portion engaging a first side of a fixed plate and a cleat engaging a second side of the fixed plate. A neck portion connects the backing portion to the cleat and slidingly engages a keyway hole in the fixed plate. The retaining apparatus also includes a locking member coupled to the base member by a hinge. The locking member defines a disengaged position spaced from the fixed plate and is pivotable to an engaged position to secure the apparatus to the fixed plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gerard FORTIN, Danny John WILYARD, Gary SPECK
  • Patent number: 9721181
    Abstract: A system for detecting clouds and cloud shadows is described. In one approach, clouds and cloud shadows within a remote sensing image are detected through a three step process. In the first stage a high-precision low-recall classifier is used to identify cloud seed pixels within the image. In the second stage, a low-precision high-recall classifier is used to identify potential cloud pixels within the image. Additionally, in the second stage, the cloud seed pixels are grown into the potential cloud pixels to identify clusters of pixels which have a high likelihood of representing clouds. In the third stage, a geometric technique is used to determine pixels which likely represent shadows cast by the clouds identified in the second stage. The clouds identified in the second stage and the shadows identified in the third stage are then exported as a cloud mask and shadow mask of the remote sensing image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Climate Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Guan, Pramithus Khadka, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Patent number: 9694734
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus includes a base member having a backing portion engaging a first side of a fixed plate and a cleat engaging a second side of the fixed plate. A neck portion connects the backing portion to the cleat and slidingly engages a keyway hole in the fixed plate. The retaining apparatus also includes a locking member coupled to the base member by a hinge. The locking member defines a disengaged position spaced from the fixed plate and is pivotable to an engaged position to secure the apparatus to the fixed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gerard Fortin, Danny John Wilyard, Gary Speck
  • Publication number: 20170161584
    Abstract: A system for detecting clouds and cloud shadows is described. In one approach, clouds and cloud shadows within a remote sensing image are detected through a three step process. In the first stage a high-precision low-recall classifier is used to identify cloud seed pixels within the image. In the second stage, a low-precision high-recall classifier is used to identify potential cloud pixels within the image. Additionally, in the second stage, the cloud seed pixels are grown into the potential cloud pixels to identify clusters of pixels which have a high likelihood of representing clouds. In the third stage, a geometric technique is used to determine pixels which likely represent shadows cast by the clouds identified in the second stage. The clouds identified in the second stage and the shadows identified in the third stage are then exported as a cloud mask and shadow mask of the remote sensing image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Wei GUAN, Pramithus KHADKA, Jeffrey Gerard
  • Publication number: 20170144581
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus includes a base member having a backing portion engaging a first side of a fixed plate and a cleat engaging a second side of the fixed plate. A neck portion connects the backing portion to the cleat and slidingly engages a keyway hole in the fixed plate. The retaining apparatus also includes a locking member coupled to the base member by a hinge. The locking member defines a disengaged position spaced from the fixed plate and is pivotable to an engaged position to secure the apparatus to the fixed plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gerard FORTIN, Danny John WILYARD, Gary SPECK