Patents by Inventor Jeffrey L. Jones

Jeffrey L. Jones 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: 20220125215
    Abstract: A mattress topper system, and a method of controlling the system, including an upper sheet and a lower sheet coupled together so as to define an interior volume divided into a plurality of zones, each of the zones having a plurality of cells of which adjacent cells are in fluid communication with one another inside the respective zones, and at least one air pump configured to regulate pressure in the cells of each respective zone such that the pressure in at least a first one of the zones is different from the pressure in at least a second one of the zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Mark V. Jackson, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20210377187
    Abstract: Using an alternative communication protocol between a first system and a second system that are otherwise configured to communicate using a FICON protocol includes the first system determining if the alternative communication protocol is handled by the second system, the first system providing encapsulated data by encapsulating FICON data if the alternative communication protocol is handled at the second system, and the first system transmitting the encapsulated data directly to the second system using the alternative communication protocol if the alternative communication protocol is handled at the second system. The alternative communication protocol may be TCP/IP. At least one of the systems is a host computing system, an array storage system, and/or a tape emulation system. At least one of the systems may be a simulation of a host computing system, an array storage system, and/or a tape emulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. LeCrone, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 10678466
    Abstract: Migrating data from a first storage device to a second storage device includes coupling a host computer to the storage devices, causing the host computer to transition from performing I/O operations with the first storage device to performing I/O operations with the second storage device by modifying metadata used for I/O operations to change a mapping of logical devices to physical devices, migrating data from the first storage device to the second storage device independently of any I/O operations by the host, and acknowledging a data write operation from the host only after the data has been successfully written to both the first storage device and the second storage device. Modifying metadata may include changing control block information in device drivers. The data may be written by the host to the second storage device only and the data may be copied from the second storage device to the first storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. LeCrone, Martin Feeney, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200133556
    Abstract: Migrating data from a first storage device to a second storage device includes coupling a host computer to the storage devices, causing the host computer to transition from performing I/O operations with the first storage device to performing I/O operations with the second storage device by modifying metadata used for I/O operations to change a mapping of logical devices to physical devices, migrating data from the first storage device to the second storage device independently of any I/O operations by the host, and acknowledging a data write operation from the host only after the data has been successfully written to both the first storage device and the second storage device. Modifying metadata may include changing control block information in device drivers. The data may be written by the host to the second storage device only and the data may be copied from the second storage device to the first storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas E. LeCrone, Martin Feeney, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 9724809
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an apparatus and method for impact forming a cotter pin in a brake assembly are disclosed. In one example, an impact forming tool comprises a handle for receiving an operating force, a stationary portion and a hammer portion. The stationary portion is connected to the handle at a proximate end. An orientation pin is positioned on a distal end and two anvil pins are positioned on the stationary portion between the proximate end and the orientation pin. The hammer portion communicates with the operating force and moves linearly across the face of the stationary portion from a first position to a second position. The hammer portion has a symmetrical arcuate end, wherein a vertex of the symmetrical arcuate end is between the two anvil pins when the hammer is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L Jones, Daniel Ennis
  • Patent number: 9643522
    Abstract: An orthopedic seat cushion for placement on a seat for supporting the weight of an occupant includes an envelope comprising an upper sheet and a lower sheet sealed together to define an interior volume. The interior volume is subdivided into a plurality of depressible cells wherein adjacent cells are in fluid communication with one another. The envelope has an opening penetrated through the upper sheet and lower sheet, wherein the opening has a front end and a back end and is configured to allow clearance for a sensitive area of the occupant. At least one cell has a height dimension that inhibits the sensitive area from contacting the seat when the at least one cell is depressed by the weight of the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Pedigree Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jones, Mark V. Jackson, Robert Baker
  • Publication number: 20170067522
    Abstract: A brake actuator apparatus is provided for an air disc brake of a vehicle air braking system. The apparatus comprises a bridge housing having (i) a first end portion, (ii) a second end portion distal from the first end portion, (iii) a vehicle outboard surface extending between the first and second end portions, and (iv) a vehicle inboard surface extending between the first and second end portions. The apparatus further comprises a first tappet having a longitudinal central axis and disposed at the first end portion and extending between the outboard surface and the inboard surface, and a second tappet having a longitudinal central axis and disposed at the second end portion and extending between the outboard surface and the inboard surface. The apparatus also comprises a gear train disposed on the outboard surface and including a plurality of gear wheels operatively coupled to the tappets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: BENDIX SPICER FOUNDATION BRAKE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel E. Banks, Thomas L. Runels, Thomas E. Lyon, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 9452486
    Abstract: An automatic fluxing machine is provided and includes a dispensing section including a surface having through holes formed therein through which flux material is dispensable toward a braze joint and a plugging section disposed below the braze joint to prevent downward flow of dispensed flux material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy Andrecheck, Luis F. Avila, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 9403202
    Abstract: A method of lubricating an interior of a tube includes applying a lubricant including a mixture of an additive and a solvent into an interior of a tube. A flow of drying agent is injected into a first end of the tube to force the solvent from the interior of the tube via a second end of the tube thereby leaving a coating of additive at the interior of the tube. The drying agent is heated to remove additional solvent from the interior of the tube via evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Michael Thomas, Luis Felipe Avila, Jon P. Kennedy, Loren D. Hoffman, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20160167209
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an apparatus and method for impact forming a cotter pin in a brake assembly are disclosed. In one example, an impact forming tool comprises a handle for receiving an operating force, a stationary portion and a hammer portion. The stationary portion is connected to the handle at a proximate end. An orientation pin is positioned on a distal end and two anvil pins are positioned on the stationary portion between the proximate end and the orientation pin. The hammer portion communicates with the operating force and moves linearly across the face of the stationary portion from a first position to a second position. The hammer portion has a symmetrical arcuate end, wherein a vertex of the symmetrical arcuate end is between the two anvil pins when the hammer is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jones, Daniel Ennis
  • Patent number: 9170904
    Abstract: A system for injecting I/O faults into a closed system, for example, the injection of link level I/O faults, involves the use of a simulated computing environment. In an embodiment, the system provides for fault injection using an emulated IBM System z environment and including the use of FICON and/or other suitable communication channel protocols. The emulated System z environment may include a simulated z/OS and/or emulated System z hardware and software components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas E. LeCrone, Jeffrey L. Jones, Paul A. Linstead, Denis J. Burt, Bruce A. Pocock
  • Patent number: 9145988
    Abstract: A brazing ring is provided and includes ring material including an aluminum-zinc-silicon alloy having a first melting point and flux material contained within the ring material having a second melting point, which is substantially lower than the first melting point, the ring material being formed such that the flux material is exposed outwardly to a heat source and such that, upon heating, flux material melts before the ring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jones, Luis Felipe Avila, Loren D. Hoffman, Jason Michael Thomas, Eric Konkle, Timothy Andrecheck
  • Patent number: 9053919
    Abstract: A scaled down version of a toroidal radio frequency (RF) ion trap mass analyzer operating with RF trapping voltages on the order of 1 kVp-p yet despite the reduced dimensions, retains roughly the same ion trapping volume as conventional 3D quadrupole ion traps, wherein the curved geometry enables construction of a compact mass analyzer and easy interface with conventional electron multipliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Stephen A. Lammert, Samuel E. Tolley, Jeffrey L. Jones, Randall W. Waite, Edgar D. Lee, Milton L. Lee
  • Publication number: 20150108799
    Abstract: An orthopedic seat cushion for placement on a seat for supporting the weight of an occupant includes an envelope comprising an upper sheet and a lower sheet sealed together to define an interior volume. The interior volume is subdivided into a plurality of depressible cells wherein adjacent cells are in fluid communication with one another. The envelope has an opening penetrated through the upper sheet and lower sheet, wherein the opening has a front end and a back end and is configured to allow clearance for a sensitive area of the occupant. At least one cell has a height dimension that inhibits the sensitive area from contacting the seat when the at least one cell is depressed by the weight of the occupant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jones, Mark V. Jackson, Robert Baker
  • Patent number: 8960522
    Abstract: An automated brazing system by which an apparatus is conveyed along a path defined through a brazing zone is provided and includes first and second sets of burners disposed within the brazing zone at first and second opposing sides of the path, respectively, to heat the components of the apparatus substantially uniformly at the first and second sides and to heat the components of the apparatus substantially uniformly along the brazing zone, such that each side of each of the components is heated to a substantially similar temperature as each side of each of the other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Taras, Zhihui Xiao, Luis Felipe Avila, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 8725450
    Abstract: A system and method for evaluating characteristics of an S-cam are provided. The inventive method includes the step of obtaining angle values and displacement values indicative of an angle of rotation of the S-cam and displacement of a cam follower caused by rotation of a lobe of the S-cam. The method further includes the step of determining a profile for the lobe of the S-cam responsive to the angle values and the displacement values. The method further includes the steps of computing a deviation of the profile from a desired profile for the lobe of the S-cam and determining a rate of change in the deviation of the profile. In addition, the system and method may evaluate characteristics such as the concentricity of the S-cam and power transfer characteristics of the S-cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Lyon, Jeffrey L. Jones, Garrett Theodore Lyon
  • Publication number: 20140084043
    Abstract: An automated brazing system by which an apparatus is conveyed along a path defined through a brazing zone is provided and includes first and second sets of burners disposed within the brazing zone at first and second opposing sides of the path, respectively, to heat the components of the apparatus substantially uniformly at the first and second sides and to heat the components of the apparatus substantially uniformly along the brazing zone, such that each side of each of the components is heated to a substantially similar temperature as each side of each of the other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Michael F. Taras, Zhihui Xiao, Luis Felipe Avila, Jeffrey L. Jones
  • Patent number: 8671887
    Abstract: An orthopedic pet bed including an upper sheet and a lower sheet coupled together so as to define an interior volume subdivided into a plurality of cells, of which adjacent cells are in fluid communication with one another. The cells may be substantially shaped as hexagons, triangles, parallelograms, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pedigree Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Baker, Jeffrey L. Jones, Mark V. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130313822
    Abstract: A brazing ring is provided and includes ring material including an aluminum-zinc-silicon alloy having a first melting point and flux material contained within the ring material having a second melting point, which is substantially lower than the first melting point, the ring material being formed such that the flux material is exposed outwardly to a heat source and such that, upon heating, flux material melts before the ring material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Jones, Luis Felipe Avila, Loren D. Hoffman, Jason Michael Thomas, Eric Konkle, Timothy Andrecheck
  • Patent number: D894844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Boynton, Jeffrey L. Jones, Max B. Crebs