Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. To

Jeffrey S. To 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: 11661186
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial signal relay includes an unmanned aerial vehicle, including a communication relay unit and at least one antenna, communicatively connected to the communication relay unit; a tether comprising at least two wires and at least one fiber optic cable, the wires and cable communicatively connected to the unmanned aerial vehicle; and a surface support system comprising a spool physically connected to the tether and a ground-based receiver communicatively connected to the at least one fiber optic cable, wherein the unmanned aerial vehicle is powered by electrical energy provided by the at least two wires, and wherein the communication relay unit is configured to relay signals received from the at least one antenna via the fiber optic cable to the ground-based receiver. Various systems and methods related to an unmanned aerial signal relay are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Dragonfly Pictures, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Piasecki, Joseph S. Pawelczyk, Jr., Jeffrey Field
  • Patent number: 11660600
    Abstract: A microfluidic assembly may include a microfluidic chip operably coupled to a device source pressure port and a device relief pressure port, first and second input reservoirs, an output reservoir, and a reservoir interface. The microfluidic chip may include a microfluidic circuit configured to support a fluid flow that includes a gas flow and a liquid flow within the microfluidic circuit. The reservoir interface may be configured to operably couple the first and second input reservoirs to the microfluidic circuit. The device source pressure port may be configured to receive a source pressure to generate the fluid flow through the microfluidic circuit and cause a mixing of liquids to form an output liquid for delivery to the output reservoir via the fluid flow. The first liquid, the second liquid, and the output liquid need not contact the device source pressure port or the device relief pressure port during the mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Lin, Andrew B. Feldman
  • Patent number: 11660603
    Abstract: A system and associated method for concentrating and separating components of different densities from fluid containing cells using a centrifuge includes a syringe and a syringe holder, the syringe having a proximal top with a luer port, a sidewall extending from the top forming a syringe tube, and a plunger slidably disposed inside the syringe tube, the plunger forming a sealing engagement with the sidewall, the syringe holder defining a cavity for receiving the syringe, wherein a distal end of the syringe tube is at least partially closed by the syringe holder after the plunger is placed inside the syringe tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Cervos Medical LLC
    Inventors: Andy H. Levine, John Meade, Neil S. Tischler, Jeffrey R. Chabot, Andrew McGillicuddy, Neil F. Duffy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11664439
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are in the field of advanced integrated circuit structure fabrication and, in particular, 10 nanometer node and smaller integrated circuit structure fabrication and the resulting structures. In an example, an integrated circuit structure includes a fin. A gate dielectric layer is over the top of the fin and laterally adjacent the sidewalls of the fin. A gate electrode is over the gate dielectric layer over the top of the fin and laterally adjacent the sidewalls of the fin. First and second semiconductor source or drain regions are adjacent the first and second sides of the gate electrode, respectively. First and second trench contact structures are over the first and second semiconductor source or drain regions, respectively, the first and second trench contact structures both comprising a U-shaped metal layer and a T-shaped metal layer on and over the entirety of the U-shaped metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Subhash M. Joshi, Jeffrey S. Leib, Michael L. Hattendorf
  • Patent number: 11661471
    Abstract: Among other things, the present disclosure provides compositions and methods for an elastomeric cross-linked polyester material. Such an elastomeric cross-linked polyester material, in some embodiments, comprises a plurality of polymeric units of the general formula (-A-B-)p, wherein p is an integer greater than 1; and a plurality of urethane cross-links each of which covalently links two polymeric units to one another, which two linked polymeric unit each had at least one free hydroxyl or amino group prior to formation of the crosslink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC., BIOCANT-CENTER OF INNOVATION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Robert S. Langer, Jeffrey M. Karp, Maria Jose Maio Nunes-Pereira, Ben Ouyang, Lino da Silva Ferreira, Debanjan Sarkar
  • Patent number: 11661852
    Abstract: A turbine blade has an attachment root and an airfoil. A cooling passageway system has a plurality of trunks extending from respective inlets along the root inner diameter end from a leading trunk near a first axial end to a trailing trunk near a second axial end; and a plurality of outlets along the airfoil including trailing edge outlets fed by the trailing trunk. Viewed normal to a root end-to-end centerplane: the trailing trunk has a turn passing forward and then rearward; an outside of the turn protrudes forward; and the outside of the turn has a tighter curvature than an inside of the turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas M. LoRicco, Parth Jariwala, Alex J. Schneider, Bret M. Teller, Matthew S. Gleiner, Jeffrey T. Morton
  • Patent number: 11663104
    Abstract: A method includes writing received data sequentially to a particular location of a cyclic buffer of a memory device according to a first set of threshold voltage distributions. The method further includes performing a touch up operation on the particular location by adjusting the first set of threshold voltage distributions of the data to a second set of threshold voltage distributions in response to a determination that a trigger event has occurred. The second set of threshold voltage distributions can have a larger read window between adjacent threshold voltage distributions of the second set than that of the first set of threshold voltage distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. McNeil, Jr., Niccolo′ Righetti, Kishore K. Muchherla, Akira Goda, Todd A. Marquart, Mark A. Helm, Gil Golov, Jeremy Binfet, Carmine Miccoli, Giuseppina Puzzilli
  • Publication number: 20230159674
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes that produce multimodal polyolefins, and in particular, polyethylene resins, are disclosed herein. This is accomplished by using two reactors in series, where one of the reactors is a multi-zone circulating reactor that can circulate polyolefin particles through two polymerization zones optionally having two different flow regimes so that the final multimodal polyolefin has improved product properties and improved product homogeneity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Joseph A. CURREN, Rebecca A. GONZALES, Scott E. KUFELD, Joel A. MUTCHLER, Eric J. NETEMEYER, Jamie N. SUTHERLAND, Paul J. DESLAURIERS, Jeffrey S. FODOR
  • Publication number: 20230159759
    Abstract: Wax compositions may be obtained by subjecting one or more linear alpha olefins to olefin metathesis and optionally hydrogenating. The wax compositions comprise: a hydrocarbon substance comprising a linear olefin dimer formed from a first linear alpha olefin having m carbon atoms and a second linear alpha olefin having n carbon atoms, a hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated reaction product of the linear olefin dimer, or any combination thereof, the first linear alpha olefin and the second linear alpha olefin being the same or different, and the linear olefin dimer comprising two carbon atoms less than a sum of m and n; wherein m and n are independently selected integers each ranging from 12 to 100; and wherein the wax composition has a melting point of 25° C. or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Anatoly I. Kramer, Alexander V. Zabula, Elizabeth A. Turner, Roxana Perez Velez, Helge Jaensch, Jeffrey C. Bunquin, Javier Guzman, Emiel de Smit, John S. Coleman, Madelyn Bekker
  • Publication number: 20230158023
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds that are Syk inhibitors or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or co-crystals thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and to their use in the treatment of various disease states, including cancer and inflammatory conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventors: Peter A. Blomgren, Kevin S. Currie, Jeffrey E. Kropf, Seung H. Lee, Jennifer R. Lo, Scott A. Mitchell, Aaron C. Schmitt, Jin-Ming Xiong, Jianjun Xu, Sundaramoorthi Swaminathan, Zhongdong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11653918
    Abstract: A powered surgical stapling assembly comprising a motor, an end effector, a sensor, a display, and a control circuit is disclosed. The end effector comprises a first jaw and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw. The end effector is configured to clamp tissue between the first jaw and the second jaw. The sensor is configured to measure a parameter of the tissue clamped within the end effector. The control circuit is configured to monitor the parameter sensed by the sensor and identify when the monitored parameter stabilizes within a stabilization range. The monitored parameter is considered stable when a rate at which the monitored parameter changes falls below a predetermine threshold rate of change. The control circuit is further configured to display to a user when the parameter stabilizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Swayze, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11658883
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing content items of the type used in Web sites. In accordance with the disclosure, site objects, channel objects and content objects are associated with each other to form a hierarchical site structure. The content objects are linked to corresponding content items in a content repository, and are grouped together by association with channel objects in the site structure. Each of the objects in the site structure has an associated set of content services and can be deployed individually or in combination, while maintaining references to the related objects in the hierarchical site structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventors: Robert K. Moore, Robert S. Dickerson, Jeffrey M. Collins
  • Publication number: 20230153871
    Abstract: A reduced bias submission review system distributed on one or more servers operably coupled to one or more client computing devices over a network supports a program including computer executable instructions accessible by browser based on-line processing to enable one or more clients to submit a plurality of submissions for submission review and depending on the application repeatedly serves the plurality of submissions in a prioritized order to a plurality of reviewers until each of the plurality of submissions receives a pre-selected target number of submission reviews or until each of the plurality of reviewers performs the preselected target number of submission reviews.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: Bongo Learn, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20230154395
    Abstract: Enterprise communication display systems enable life-like images for videoconferencing and entertainment productions. Life-like images appear in a 3D environment where imaged people are visible through the use of specially configured see-through displays. Various sportsbook venues with presentational displays showing life-size images of people is revealed including venues that serve multiple purposes. Further, a black void illusion is described and is applicable to numerous displays including event and live theater stages and movie theaters. Further, virtual production stages serving a dual mode use of creating life-size images of people to be seen by an audience. Numerous inventive features are described enabling and advancing the black void illusion. Virtual stage lighting is disclosed for simulating stage lights and coordination of virtual stage lights with real stage lights for live and recorded performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Steve H. MCNELLEY, Jeffrey S. Machtig
  • Publication number: 20230149964
    Abstract: Exemplary table-top sanitizer dispensers and dip tube separation members are disclosed herein. An exemplary table-top sanitizer dispenser includes a container. The container has a neck that has an inside diameter. The container having an annular wall extending outward from the base of the neck. The table-top dispenser has pump that has a pump housing. The pump housing has an annular retention member at the bottom of the housing. A nozzle is secured to the pump housing. A closure is also secured to the pump housing. The table-top dispenser further includes a dip tube. The dip tube is secured to the annular retention member. A dip tube separation member extending outward from the dip tub is also included. The dip tube separation member has a biased state and an unbiased state. In the biased state the dip tube separation member has a diameter that is smaller than the inside diameter of the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: John J. McNulty, Jeffrey S. Louis, Aaron D. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20230154290
    Abstract: Enterprise communication display systems enable life-like images for videoconferencing and entertainment productions. Life-like images appear in a 3D environment where imaged people are visible through the use of specially configured see-through displays. Various sportsbook venues with presentational displays showing life-size images of people is revealed including venues that serve multiple purposes. Further, a black void illusion is described and is applicable to numerous displays including event and live theater stages and movie theaters. Numerous inventive features are described enabling and advancing the black void illusion. Virtual stage lighting is disclosed for simulating stage lights and coordination of virtual stage lights with real stage lights for live and recorded performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Steve H. MCNELLEY, Jeffrey S. MACHTIG
  • Patent number: 11650186
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a thermoplastic film that includes a layer of thermoplastic material and a color indicator applied to the thermoplastic material. The color indicator can be configured to change color in response to a trigger. For example, the color indicator can change color (e.g., change from a first color to a second color) in response to a color change trigger, such as exposure to malodor particles, absorption of moisture, a length of time, or as a result of oxidation. In one or more embodiments, the thermoplastic film further includes an odor control component configured to mask, neutralize, or otherwise control malodors. The color indicator can change its color appearance as the odor control component performs to control any present malodors, thus signaling the performance of the odor control component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Dean A. Ferracane, Jeffrey S. Stiglic, Jessica Greer, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20230145358
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by control logic of a memory device, a copyback clear command from a processing device; causing, in response to the copyback clear command, a page buffer to perform a dual-strobe read operation on first memory cells configured as single-level cells, the dual-strobe read operation including a soft strobe at a first threshold voltage and a hard strobe at a second threshold voltage that are sensed between threshold voltage distributions of the first memory cells; causing the page buffer to determine a number of one bit values within the threshold voltage distributions detected in a threshold voltage range between the first/second threshold voltages; and causing, in response to the number of one bit values not satisfying a threshold criterion, a copyback of data in the first memory cells to second memory cells configured as high-level cells without intervention from the processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. McNeil, Sivagnanam Parthasarathy, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Patrick R. Khayat, Sead Zildzic, Violante Moschiano, James Fitzpatrick
  • Publication number: 20230144134
    Abstract: A system is disclosed including at least one scanner identifying an identification associated with a receptacle. At least one dispenser is configured to dispense a first desired amount. At least one dispensing area has a measuring instrument that measures a dispensed amount and an unused amount, and associates with the identification. At least one storage device stores a program, and at least one controller which, when executing the program, is configured to receive information and associate the information with the identification. Collected data associated with the identification is recorded. A second desired amount based on at least some of the collected data in at least one file in the database is recommended. The at least one dispenser is controlled by the at least one controller based on the first desired amount or the second desired amount. The at least one dispenser is configured to dispense the second desired amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Leilani M. Macedo, Charles D. Brown, Jeffrey F. Macedo, Stuart D'Alessandro, Christopher Munz, Jeffrey S. Ploetner
  • Patent number: D987347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: eMoMo Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenji Tang, Jeffrey S. Collier