Patents by Inventor Jeffrey S. Weaver

Jeffrey S. Weaver 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: 10672252
    Abstract: A water sensor comprises a housing including a top portion and a bottom portion; a controller positioned within the housing; a power source electrically coupled to the controller to energize the controller; and a continuity sensor electrically coupled to the controller and including an inner arcuate portion and an outer arcuate portion, the inner arcuate portion having an electrically conductive surface spanning at least 300 degrees, the outer arcuate portion having an electrically conductive surface spanning at least 300 degrees and substantially surrounding the inner arcuate portion to define an gap therebetween, wherein the water sensor is structured to transition from a first logical state to a second logical state responsive to water bridging the gap, and wherein the controller is structured to transmit a wireless water detection signal responsive to the water sensor transitioning to the second logical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Delta Faucet Company, iDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Sale, Joel D. Sawaski, Michael Tetreault, Hillary C. Tracy, Eric L. Ferguson, Michael A. Daigle, Casey S. Weaver, Jeffrey A. Scarcella
  • Publication number: 20200152046
    Abstract: A water sensor comprises a housing including a top portion and a bottom portion; a controller positioned within the housing; a power source electrically coupled to the controller to energize the controller; and a continuity sensor electrically coupled to the controller and including an inner arcuate portion and an outer arcuate portion, the inner arcuate portion having an electrically conductive surface spanning at least 300 degrees, the outer arcuate portion having an electrically conductive surface spanning at least 300 degrees and substantially surrounding the inner arcuate portion to define an elongate gap therebetween, wherein the water sensor is structured to transition from a first logical state to a second logical state responsive to water bridging the elongate gap, and wherein the controller is structured to transmit a wireless water detection signal responsive to the water sensor transitioning to the second logical state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael C. Sale, Joel D. Sawaski, Michael Tetreault, Hillary C. Tracy, Eric L. Ferguson, Michael A. Daigle, Casey S. Weaver, Jeffrey A. Scarcella
  • Patent number: 7634667
    Abstract: A power management system for use in a power-consuming system is disclosed. The system comprises one or more power module bays each adapted to have a power module hot-pluggably installed therein, the power module comprising an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) power module and a power supply unit (PSU) power module each adapted to be installed in the one or more power module bays; and a power module interface that connects power signals generated by installed power modules with one or more power buses in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, Samuel M. Babb
  • Patent number: 7279857
    Abstract: A method for reducing commutation-related acoustic noise in a fan system is provided. A constant frequency periodic signal is generated and a fan commutation event is synchronized with a zero level value of the constant frequency periodic signal. A system for controlling a direct current fan is provided. The system comprises a signal generator adapted to produce a periodic signal of a constant frequency and a phase-locked loop. A zero level value of the periodic signal is synchronized with a commutation event of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Babb, Jeffrey S. Weaver, James L. Yost, Garland E. Lee, Peter M. Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 7031338
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing the transmission of a plurality of data packets, each packet having a next-hop address, across a data network are provided. The method includes receiving the data packets at the network traffic device, buffering the data packets, identifying a selected data packet, identifying a second data packet with the same next-hop address as the selected data packet, consolidating the selected data packet with the second data packet to form a consolidated packet, and transmitting the consolidated data packet. The system and method of the present invention are particularly applicable to the optimization of voice data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 7019244
    Abstract: An electrostatic precipitator that removes zinc whiskers from cooling air provided to cool components in an electronics enclosure. The electrostatic precipitator comprises an ionizer configured to apply a charge to zinc whiskers suspended in the cooling air. The electrostatic precipitator also comprises a collector that collects charged zinc whiskers from the contaminated cooling air to generate uncontaminated cooling air for cooling the components of the electronics enclosure. The electrostatic precipitator is configured to be disposed in the cooling air flow path upstream of the components such that the cooling air travels through the electrostatic precipitator prior to impinging on the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, Samuel M. Babb, Kelly J. Pracht
  • Patent number: 6865159
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for producing comfort noise during conversational pauses in the course of a telephone call over an IP network, the IP network including a transmitting computer for transmitting a voice signal generated by a telephone and a receiving computer for receiving the voice signal. The method comprises detecting a conversational pause at the transmitting computer; stopping the transmission of voice data packets during the pause; and transmitting a message to the receiving computer directing the receiving computer to produce comfort noise. In some embodiments of the invention, the message may take the form of a single packet of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6823148
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging system and method having a media stack component measuring system for identifying media characteristics. The imaging system includes a printer engine. A printer control system is in communication with the printer engine. A media holder is provided for holding a media stack including a plurality of sheets. A media stack component sensing system is provided which provides an output signal having a thickness component representative of sheet thickness of the sheets in the media stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, David J. Luman, Phillip R. Luque
  • Publication number: 20040179574
    Abstract: The present invention involves identifying media type in a media processing device. A system according to one embodiment of the invention includes a thermal energy source and a thermal energy sensor. The thermal energy source and thermal energy sensor are arranged along a media feed path so as to accommodate transfer of thermal energy to the media by the thermal energy source, diffusion of such thermal energy, and subsequent sensing of such diffused thermal energy to determine a heat capacity of the media, such heat capacity being indicative of media type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventors: Phillip R. Lugue, Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6726357
    Abstract: The present invention involves identifying media type in a media processing device. A system according to one embodiment of the invention includes a thermal energy source and a thermal energy sensor. The thermal energy source and thermal energy sensor are arranged along a media feed path so as to accommodate transfer of thermal energy to the media by the thermal energy source, diffusion of such thermal energy, and subsequent sensing of such diffused thermal energy to determine a heat capacity of the media, such heat capacity being indicative of media type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Phillip R. Luque, Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20040057738
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging system and method having a media stack component measuring system for identifying media characteristics. The imaging system includes a printer engine. A printer control system is in communication with the printer engine. A media holder is provided for holding a media stack including a plurality of sheets. A media stack component sensing system is provided which provides an output signal having a thickness component representative of sheet thickness of the sheets in the media stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, David J. Luman, Phillip R. Luque
  • Publication number: 20040010649
    Abstract: A power management system for use in a power-consuming system is disclosed. The system comprises one or more power module bays each adapted to have a power module hot-pluggably installed therein, the power module comprising an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) power module and a power supply unit (PSU) power module each adapted to be installed in the one or more power module bays; and a power module interface that connects power signals generated by installed power modules with one or more power buses in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, Samuel M. Babb
  • Patent number: 6664492
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for removing electrically-conductive contaminants entrained in airstream. The airstream is preferably redirected to separate the electrically-conductive contaminants from the airstream. The separated electrically-conductive contaminants may then be oxidized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company
    Inventors: Samuel Martin Babb, Ronald Paul Dean, Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20030221999
    Abstract: An electrostatic precipitator that removes zinc whiskers from cooling air provided to cool components in an electronics enclosure. The electrostatic precipitator comprises an ionizer configured to apply a charge to zinc whiskers suspended in the cooling air. The electrostatic precipitator also comprises a collector that collects charged zinc whiskers from the contaminated cooling air to generate uncontaminated cooling air for cooling the components of the electronics enclosure. The electrostatic precipitator is configured to be disposed in the cooling air flow path upstream of the components such that the cooling air travels through the electrostatic precipitator prior to impinging on the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, Samuel M. Babb, Kelly J. Pracht
  • Publication number: 20030214995
    Abstract: The present invention involves identifying media type in a media processing device. A system according to one embodiment of the invention includes a thermal energy source and a thermal energy sensor. The thermal energy source and thermal energy sensor are arranged along a media feed path so as to accommodate transfer of thermal energy to the media by the thermal energy source, diffusion of such thermal energy, and subsequent sensing of such diffused thermal energy to determine a heat capacity of the media, such heat capacity being indicative of media type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Phillip R. Luque, Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6636704
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging system and method having a media stack component measuring system for identifying media characteristics. The imaging system includes a printer engine. A printer control system is in communication with the printer engine. A media holder is provided for holding a media stack including a plurality of sheets. A media stack component sensing system is provided which provides an output signal having a thickness component representative of sheet thickness of the sheets in the media stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, David J. Luman, Phillip R. Luque
  • Publication number: 20030091351
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging system and method having a media stack component measuring system for identifying media characteristics. The imaging system includes a printer engine. A printer control system is in communication with the printer engine. A media holder is provided for holding a media stack including a plurality of sheets. A media stack component sensing system is provided which provides an output signal having a thickness component representative of sheet thickness of the sheets in the media stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Weaver, David J. Luman, Phillip R. Luque
  • Publication number: 20030063578
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for producing comfort noise during conversational pauses in the course of a telephone call over an IP network, the IP network including a transmitting computer for transmitting a voice signal generated by a telephone and a receiving computer for receiving the voice signal. The method comprises detecting a conversational pause at the transmitting computer; stopping the transmission of voice data packets during the pause; and transmitting a message to the receiving computer directing the receiving computer to produce comfort noise. In some embodiments of the invention, the message may take the form of a single packet of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20030039248
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing the transmission of a plurality of data packets, each packet having a next-hop address, across a data network are provided. The method includes receiving the data packets at the network traffic device, buffering the data packets, identifying a selected data packet, identifying a second data packet with the same next-hop address as the selected data packet, consolidating the selected data packet with the second data packet to form a consolidated packet, and transmitting the consolidated data packet. The system and method of the present invention are particularly applicable to the optimization of voice data traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6493523
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for optimizing the quality of electrophotographic imaging based on the properties of the printing media are presented. In order to determine the properties of the printing media without interrupting the normal image transfer process, the present invention uses rollers as a part of a sensor. When the printing media lies between the rollers, the rollers and the printing media form an RC circuit. A pulse is applied to the RC circuit, the step response of which is periodically sampled. The samples may be obtained logarithmically in time. Based on the resultant response, a controller calculates the resistance and the capacitance of the printing media and adjusts imaging parameters, such as the transfer bias voltage, for optimal image transfer. The entire optimization process occurs between the time the printing media passes through the rollers and the time the imaging transfer is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Weaver