Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Gordon

Jeffrey Gordon 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: 20220021239
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to particle heaters for heating solid particles to store electrical energy as thermal energy. Thermal energy storage directly converts off-peak electricity into heat for thermal energy storage, which may be converted back to electricity, for example during peak-hour power generation. The particle heater is an integral part of an electro-thermal energy storage system, as it enables the conversion of electrical energy into thermal energy. As described herein, particle heater designs are described that provide efficient heating of solid particles in an efficient and compact configuration to achieve high energy density and low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Zhiwen MA, Jeffrey Clayton GIFFORD, Patrick Gordon DAVENPORT, Dening JIA, Jason SCHIRCK, Aaron MORRIS
  • Publication number: 20220018603
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes heat exchangers for converting thermal energy stored in solid particles to electricity. Electro-thermal energy storage converts off-peak electricity into heat for thermal energy storage, which may be converted back to electricity, for example during peak-hour power generation. The heat exchanger for converting thermal energy stored in solid particles to electricity enables the conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy for redistribution to the grid. In some embodiments, pressurized fluidized-bed heat exchangers may achieve efficient conversion of thermal energy to electricity by providing direct contact of the solid particles with a gas stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: Zhiwen MA, Jeffrey Clayton GIFFORD, Patrick Gordon DAVENPORT, Xingchao WANG
  • Publication number: 20220002351
    Abstract: Disclosed are Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) antigens including a recombinant RSV F protein stabilized in a prefusion conformation. Also disclosed are nucleic acids encoding the antigens and methods of producing the antigens. Methods for generating an immune response in a subject are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the method is a method for treating or preventing a RSV infection in a subject by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the antigen to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Servic
    Inventors: Peter D. Kwong, Barney S. Graham, Jason S. McLellan, Jeffrey Boyington, Lei Chen, Man Chen, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Ivelin Stefanov Georgiev, Jason Gorman, Michael Gordon Joyce, Masaru Kanekiyo, Gilad Ofek, Marie Pancera, Mallika Sastry, Cinque Soto, Sanjay Srivatsan, Guillaume Stewart-Jones, Yongping Yang, Baoshan Zhang, Tongqing Zhou
  • Publication number: 20210408985
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a multi-mode power amplifier system. A first power amplifier is configured to provide a radio frequency signal associated with a different radio access technology in a first mode than in a second mode. A second power amplifier is configured to be active in the first mode such that the first power amplifier and the second power amplifier are concurrently active in the first mode. A switch can electrically connect the output of the first power amplifier to different radio frequency signal path in the first mode than in the second mode. Related methods, power amplifier modules, and wireless communication devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler
  • Publication number: 20210408984
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a dual connectivity power amplifier system. The power amplifier system includes first and second power amplifiers that are concurrently active in a dual connectively mode. The first power amplifier is active in a different mode. A switch electrically connects the first power amplifier to different radio frequency signal paths in the dual connectivity mode and the different mode. Related methods, power amplifier modules, and wireless communication devices are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler
  • Publication number: 20210194511
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a front end architecture for selectively adding an external carrier aggregation band. A switch element can connect a radio frequency signal path to an antenna path through a frequency domain multiplexer, such as a diplexer, in a first mode. The switch element can connect the radio frequency path to the antenna path and bypass the frequency domain multiplexer in a second mode. The frequency domain multiplexer can be external to a front end module that include the radio frequency signal path. In the first mode, a front end system can support carrier aggregation with a band associated with circuitry implemented external to the front end module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Jen-Chien Chang, Reza Kasnavi, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler, John G. Freed
  • Patent number: 10979088
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a front end architecture for selectively adding an external carrier aggregation band. A switch element can connect a radio frequency signal path to an antenna path through a frequency domain multiplexer, such as a diplexer, in a first mode. The switch element can connect the radio frequency path to the antenna path and bypass the frequency domain multiplexer in a second mode. The frequency domain multiplexer can be external to a front end module that include the radio frequency signal path. In the first mode, a front end system can support carrier aggregation with a band associated with circuitry implemented external to the front end module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Chien Chang, Reza Kasnavi, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler, John G. Freed
  • Publication number: 20210036293
    Abstract: Novel or improved microporous single or multilayer battery separator membranes, separators, batteries including such membranes or separators, methods of making such membranes, separators, and/or batteries, and/or methods of using such membranes, separators and/or batteries are provided. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, a multilayer dry process polyethylene/polypropylene/polyethylene microporous separator which is manufactured using the inventive process which includes machine direction stretching followed by transverse direction stretching and a subsequent calendering step as a means to reduce the thickness of the multilayer microporous membrane, to reduce the percent porosity of the multilayer microporous membrane in a controlled manner and/or to improve transverse direction tensile strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, William John Mason, Kang Karen Xiao, Xiaomin Zhang, Barry J. Summey, Robert Moran, Jeffrey Gordon Poley, Brian R. Stepp, Changqing Wang Adams, Daniel R. Alexander, Shante P. Williams, Andrew Edward Voss, Douglas George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20210036669
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for adaptive power amplifier biasing are provided. In certain embodiments, a power amplifier system includes a power amplifier that provides amplification to a radio frequency (RF) signal, and a power amplifier bias control circuit that generates a bias signal of the power amplifier based on a bandwidth signal indicating a bandwidth of the RF signal. The power amplifier bias control circuit has a bandwidth that adapts to the bandwidth of the RF signal as indicated by the bandwidth signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Sabah Khesbak, Florinel G. Balteanu, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler
  • Publication number: 20200411144
    Abstract: Characterizing the organization of microbial communities is a formidable challenge given the number of possible interactions between their components. Using a statistical approach initially applied to financial markets, we measured covariance among bacterial taxa in the gut microbiota of healthy members of a Bangladeshi birth cohort sampled monthly from 1-60 months and identified an ‘ecogroup’ composed of 15 co-varying bacterial taxa. A distinct ecogroup configuration is evident by the second postnatal month and develops to a mature form by 21 months. The ‘ecogroup’ provided a concise description of microbiota organization in healthy members of birth cohorts from several low-income countries, a means for monitoring community repair in undernourished children treated with therapeutic foods and serves as a framework for studying emergent characteristics of microbial communities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Washington University
    Inventors: Arjun RAMAN, Jeffrey Gordon
  • Patent number: 10777800
    Abstract: Novel or improved microporous single or multilayer battery separator membranes, separators, batteries including such membranes or separators, methods of making such membranes, separators, and/or batteries, and/or methods of using such membranes, separators and/or batteries are provided. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, a multilayer dry process polyethylene/polypropylene/polyethylene microporous separator which is manufactured using the inventive process which includes machine direction stretching followed by transverse direction stretching and a subsequent calendering step as a means to reduce the thickness of the multilayer microporous membrane, to reduce the percent porosity of the multilayer microporous membrane in a controlled manner and/or to improve transverse direction tensile strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, William John Mason, Kang Karen Xiao, Xiaomin Zhang, Barry J. Summey, Robert Moran, Jeffrey Gordon Poley, Brian R. Stepp, Changqing Wang Adams, Daniel R. Alexander, Shante P. Williams, Andrew Edward Voss, Douglas George Robertson
  • Publication number: 20200137124
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting a communication to a client including at a system bridge, establishing a client subscription connection with a client device; receiving an incoming communication request at the system bridge; publishing an incoming communication notification from the system bridge to the client device; receiving a client communication at the system bridge; and merging the incoming communication request into the client communication at the system bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gordon Lawson, John Robert Wolthuis, Evan Mansfield Cooke, Jonas Mikael Boerjesson
  • Patent number: 10560485
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting a communication to a client including at a system bridge, establishing a client subscription connection with a client device; receiving an incoming communication request at the system bridge; publishing an incoming communication notification from the system bridge to the client device; receiving a client communication at the system bridge; and merging the incoming communication request into the client communication at the system bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gordon Lawson, John Robert Wolthuis, Evan Mansfield Cooke, Jonas Mikael Boerjesson
  • Publication number: 20200029598
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for creating a human diet equivalent for use in animal feed, animal feed compositions comprising a human diet equivalent, and methods for processing human foods into an animal feed ration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gordon, David Hayashi, Barbara Lyle, Peggy Martini
  • Publication number: 20190190548
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a front end architecture for selectively adding an external carrier aggregation band. A switch element can connect a radio frequency signal path to an antenna path through a frequency domain multiplexer, such as a diplexer, in a first mode. The switch element can connect the radio frequency path to the antenna path and bypass the frequency domain multiplexer in a second mode. The frequency domain multiplexer can be external to a front end module that include the radio frequency signal path. In the first mode, a front end system can support carrier aggregation with a band associated with circuitry implemented external to the front end module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Jen-Chien Chang, Reza Kasnavi, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Jeffrey Gordon Strahler, John G. Freed
  • Patent number: 10249038
    Abstract: A DNA flow cell processing method including positioning the flow cell on a stage at a predetermined location relative to a camera, illuminating the flow cell from a side with a first light source to reflect light off the DNA fragment bead locations, obtaining a first image of the flow cell and identifying a first reference pattern of bead locations in the first image, moving at least one of the flow cell and the stage relative to the camera, attempting to reposition the stage at the predetermined location, obtaining a second image of the flow cell, identifying the first reference pattern in the second image, and evaluating a first offset, relative to the camera, between the first reference pattern in the first image and the first reference pattern in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Qiagen Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: David Ray Stoops, Phillip Alan Veatch, Steven Jeffrey Gordon
  • Publication number: 20190004788
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for secure microcode updates are described herein. An integrated circuit for secure microcode updates, including a hash circuit to determine a hash of a current patch content, a memory controller to obtain, from an on-die non-volatile memory device, a copy of a previously-determined hash of a previous patch content, and a patch loader to validate the current patch content by comparing the hash of the current patch content with the hash of the previous patch content and apply the current patch content when the current patch content is validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Marcio Rogerio Juliato, Jeffrey Gordon Wiedemeier, Rohit Rajasekharan
  • Publication number: 20180367577
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting a communication to a client including at a system bridge, establishing a client subscription connection with a client device; receiving an incoming communication request at the system bridge; publishing an incoming communication notification from the system bridge to the client device; receiving a client communication at the system bridge; and merging the incoming communication request into the client communication at the system bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gordon Lawson, John Robert Wolthuis, Evan Mansfield Cooke, Jonas Mikael Boerjesson
  • Publication number: 20180324223
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating signaling and media communication at a communication platform that includes receiving a communication request to a resource, wherein the communication request specifies a destination endpoint; establishing signaling and media communication in a session with the destination endpoint of the communication request; registering a callback resource to a signaling event of the session; monitoring signaling messages of the session; detecting the signaling event in the signaling messages of the session; and triggering the callback resource upon detecting the signaling event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jonas Mikael Boerjesson, Evan Mansfield Cooke, Jeffrey Gordon Lawson, John Robert Wolthuis
  • Patent number: 10122763
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting a communication to a client including at a system bridge, establishing a client subscription connection with a client device; receiving an incoming communication request at the system bridge; publishing an incoming communication notification from the system bridge to the client device; receiving a client communication at the system bridge; and merging the incoming communication request into the client communication at the system bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Twilio, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gordon Lawson, John Robert Wolthuis, Evan Mansfield Cooke, Jonas Mikael Boerjesson