Patents by Inventor Jeffrey W. Moore

Jeffrey W. Moore 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: 10308966
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides engineered polypeptides having imine reductase activity, polynucleotides encoding the engineered imine reductases, host cells capable of expressing the engineered imine reductases, and methods of using these engineered polypeptides with a range of ketone and amine substrate compounds to prepare secondary and tertiary amine product compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Haibin Chen, Steven J. Collier, Jovana Nazor, Joly Sukumaran, Derek Smith, Jeffrey C. Moore, Gregory Hughes, Jacob Janey, Gjalt W. Huisman, Scott J. Novick, Nicholas J. Agard, Oscar Alvizo, Gregory A. Cope, Wan Lin Yeo, Stefanie Ng Minor
  • Patent number: 9849337
    Abstract: In general, a computing device disposed in a cardio exercise machine receives data related to a fitness level of a user. The computing device selects a workout program based at least in part on the data. The operations of the cardio exercise machine are controlled based at least in part on the workout program. The computing device generates visual feedback based on at least one of the user's operation of the cardio exercise machine and the selected workout program measured against performance criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua J. Roman, Michael G. Lannon, David M. Alexander, Jeffrey W. Moore, Eric J. Marthinsen
  • Publication number: 20170065874
    Abstract: Described is a circuit arrangement for detection of a tone whose presence indicates insertion of a headphone plug into a jack. The circuit includes a receptacle having contacts configured to receive a plug inserted into the receptacle, a current sense circuit, an amplifier coupled to the current sense circuit and a band pass filter coupled to an output of the amplifier, the band pass filter configured to pass a signal having a frequency in a range of about 2 Hz to 20 Hz. Circuitry converts the passed signal into a digital signal to provide an input signal to a controller to indicate that a headphone plug was inserted into the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Moore
  • Publication number: 20160375304
    Abstract: In general, a computing device disposed in a cardio exercise machine receives data related to a fitness level of a user. The computing device selects a workout program based at least in part on the data. The operations of the cardio exercise machine are controlled based at least in part on the workout program. The computing device generates visual feedback based on at least one of the user's operation of the cardio exercise machine and the selected workout program measured against performance criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua J. Roman, Michael G. Lannon, David M. Alexander, Jeffrey W. Moore, Eric J. Marthinsen
  • Patent number: 9525928
    Abstract: Described is a circuit arrangement for detection of a tone whose presence indicates insertion of a headphone plug into a jack. The circuit includes a receptacle having contacts configured to receive a plug inserted into the receptacle, a current sense circuit, an amplifier coupled to the current sense circuit and a band pass filter coupled to an output of the amplifier, the band pass filter configured to pass a signal having a frequency in a range of about 2 Hz to 20 Hz. Circuitry converts the passed signal into a digital signal to provide an input signal to a controller to indicate that a headphone plug was inserted into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Moore
  • Patent number: 9440113
    Abstract: In general, a computing device disposed in a cardio exercise machine receives data related to a fitness level of a user. The computing device selects a workout program based at least in part on the data. The operations of the cardio exercise machine are controlled based at least in part on the workout program. The computing device generates visual feedback based on at least one of the user's operation of the cardio exercise machine and the selected workout program measured against performance criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua J. Roman, Michael G. Lannon, David M. Alexander, Jeffrey W. Moore, Eric J. Marthinsen
  • Publication number: 20160096069
    Abstract: In general, a computing device disposed in a cardio exercise machine receives data related to a fitness level of a user. The computing device selects a workout program based at least in part on the data. The operations of the cardio exercise machine are controlled based at least in part on the workout program. The computing device generates visual feedback based on at least one of the user's operation of the cardio exercise machine and the selected workout program measured against performance criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua J. Roman, Michael G. Lannon, David Alexander, Jeffrey W. Moore, Eric J. Marthinsen
  • Patent number: 6781285
    Abstract: A modular actuator assembly includes one or more plates or elements of electro-active material bonded to an electroded sheet, preferably by a structural polymer to form a card. The card is sealed, and may itself constitute a practical device, such as a vane, shaker, stirrer, lever, pusher or sonicator for direct contact with a solid or immersion in a fluid, or may be bonded by a stiff adhesive to make a surface-to-surface mechanical coupling with a solid workpiece, device, substrate machine or sample. The structural polymer provides a bending stiffness such that the thin plate does not deform to its breaking point, and a mechanical stiffness such that shear forces are efficiently coupled from the plate to the workpiece. In further embodiments, the card may include active circuit elements for switching, powering or processing signals, and/or passive circuit elements for filtering, matching or damping signals, so that few or no connections to outside circuitry are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Cymer, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Mark E. Lundstrom, Jeffrey W. Moore, Edward Crawley, Farla Russo, Shoko Yoshikawa, Eric Fitch
  • Patent number: 6485380
    Abstract: A golf club includes an electroactive assembly attached to the club and electrically tuned to capture energy from one or more vibrational modes with high efficiency. More generally, a sports implement includes an electroactive element, such as a piezoceramic sheet attached to the implement, and a circuit attached to the electroactive element. The circuit may be a shunt, or may include processing such as amplification and phase control to apply a driving signal which may compensate for strain sensed in the implement, or may simply alter the stiffness to affect performance. The electroactive element is located in a region of high strain to apply damping, and may include plural subassemblies mounted to capture energy in different planes, or to capture an asymmetric strain distribution while maintaining structural symmetry. In a ski the element captures between about one and five percent of the strain energy of the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Spangler, David Gilbert, Carl Prestia, Emanuele Bianchini, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Robert N. Jacques, Jonathan C. Allen, Farla M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6427812
    Abstract: A valve regulates fluid displacement in a damper assembly, for example, displacement of hydraulic fluid in a sealed shock absorber. The valve is placed between a portion of fluid at one pressure and regulates the passage of fluid through an aperture or passage to a portion of fluid at a lower pressure by a blocking member which moves to obstruct the aperture in accordance with a desired level of damping. The blocking member is, or is driven by, an electroactive device, such as a bimorph actuator formed of ferroelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Crawley, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Douglas A. Simpson, Gerald F. Caron, Farla M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6420819
    Abstract: A modular actuator assembly includes one or more plates or elements of electro-active material bonded to an electroded sheet, preferably by a structural polymer to form a card. The card is sealed, and may itself constitute a practical device, such as a vane, shaker, stirrer, lever, pusher or sonicator for direct contact with a solid or immersion in a fluid, or may be bonded by a stiff adhesive to make a surface-to-surface mechanical coupling with a solid workpiece,device, substrate, machine or sample. The structural polymer provides a bending stiffness such that the thin plate does not deform to its breaking point, and a mechanical stiffness such that shear forces are efficiently coupled from the plate to the workpiece. In further embodiments, the card may include active circuit elements for switching, powering or processing signals, and/or passive circuit elements for filtering, matching or damping signals, so that few or no connections to outside circuitry are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Active Control EXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Mark E. Lundstrom, Jeffrey W. Moore, Edward F. Crawley
  • Patent number: 6404107
    Abstract: A modular actuator assembly includes one or more plates or elements of electro-active material bonded to an electroded sheet, preferably by a structural polymer to form a card. The card is sealed, and may itself constitute a practical device, such as a vane, shaker, stirrer, lever, pusher or sonicator for direct contact with a solid or immersion in a fluid, or may be bonded by a stiff adhesive to make a surface-to-surface mechanical coupling with a solid workpiece, device, substrate machine or sample. The structural polymer provides a bending stiffness such that the thin plate does not deform to its breaking point, and a mechanical stiffness such that shear forces are efficiently coupled from the plate to the workpiece. In further embodiments, the card may include active circuit elements for switching, powering or processing signals, and/or passive circuit elements for filtering, matching or damping signals, so that few or no connections to outside circuitry are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Mark E. Lundstrom, Jeffrey W. Moore, Edward Crawley, Farla Russo, Shoko Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20020047499
    Abstract: A modular actuator assembly includes one or more plates or elements of electro-active material bonded to an electroded sheet, preferably by a structural polymer to form a card. The card is sealed, and may itself constitute a practical device, such as a vane, shaker, stirrer, lever, pusher or sonicator for direct contact with a solid or immersion in a fluid, or may be bonded by a stiff adhesive to make a surface-to-surface mechanical coupling with a solid workpiece, device, substrate, machine or sample. The structural polymer provides a bending stiffness such that the thin plate does not deform to its breaking point, and a mechanical stiffness such that shear forces are efficiently coupled from the plate to the workpiece. In further embodiments, the card may include active circuit elements for switching, powering or processing signals, and/or passive circuit elements for filtering, matching or damping signals, so that few or no connections to outside circuitry are required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Mark E. Lundstrom, Jeffrey W. Moore, Edward Crawley
  • Patent number: 6345834
    Abstract: A recreational board such as a snowboard incorporates strain transducers to damp a plate resonance of the board. The strain transducers are preferably located around a peripheral region to capture strain energy affecting control edges, for example steering control edges at the front and/or rear of the board. Electrical energy from the transducers is shunted to damp a targeted resonance. In a preferred embodiment the strain transducers cover a region of the snowboard adjacent one surface and extending along the forward periphery, preferably at both inside and outside edges, and are shunted with a resonant shunt tuned to a torsional or torsion-like mode of the board that is excited during steering maneuvers. The transducers may be fabricated as preassembled sheets or may be formed in the snowboard during the assembly process using sheets of piezoceramic material, or using piezo fiber or other composite constructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Bianchini, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Robert N. Jacques, Jonathan C. Allen
  • Publication number: 20010025752
    Abstract: A valve regulates fluid displacement in a damper assembly, for example, displacement of hydraulic fluid in a sealed shock absorber. The valve is placed between a portion of fluid at one pressure and regulates the passage of fluid through an aperture or passage to a portion of fluid at a lower pressure by a blocking member which moves to obstruct the aperture in accordance with a desired level of damping. The blocking member is, or is driven by, an electroactive device, such as a bimorph actuator formed of ferroelectric material. In one embodiment, the blocking member is a bimorph which covers the aperture, and is flexibly displaced by passage of pressurized fluid through the aperture. A controller provides an electrical actuation signal to move the bimorph toward or away from the aperture, augmenting or decreasing its closing bias to affect both the threshold flow initiation pressure and the rate of flow once the passage opens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventors: Edward F. Crawley, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Douglas A. Simpson, Gerald F. Caron, Farla M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6291928
    Abstract: A hybrid actuator includes strain actuated elements that displace fluid to move a piston, with the elements forming a fluid housing, and being oriented and actuated to optimize force, stroke or bandwidth. In one preferred embodiment the elements are cylinders enclosing the fluid, with radial and axial components of strain-induced dimensional change adding together to enhance displacement. In another preferred embodiment, piezo bender elements produce large stroke, high bandwidth movements. Strokes of up to fifty percent of actuator length, and bandwidths above 500 Hz are achieved in light weight electrically actuated devices free of external piping or hydraulics. The actuator is readily integrated into a gate valve, sub-woofer, or other driven device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Active Control Experts, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Erik Saarmaa, Eric Fitch, Carl Prestia, Edward F. Crawley
  • Publication number: 20010001770
    Abstract: A golf club includes an electroactive assembly attached to the club and electrically tuned to capture energy from one or more vibrational modes with high efficiency. More generally, a sports implement includes an electroactive element, such as a piezoceramic sheet attached to the implement, and a circuit attached to the electroactive element. The circuit may be a shunt, or may include processing such as amplification and phase control to apply a driving signal which may compensate for strain sensed in the implement, or may simply alter the stiffness to affect performance. The electroactive element is located in a region of high strain to apply damping, and may include plural subassemblies mounted to capture energy in different planes, or to capture an asymmetric strain distribution while maintaining structural symmetry. In a ski the element captures between about one and five percent of the strain energy of the ski.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventors: Ronald Spangler, David Gilbert, Carl Prestia, Emanuele Bianchini, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Robert N. Jacques, Jonathan C. Allen, Farla M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6196935
    Abstract: A golf club includes an electroactive assembly attached to the club and electrically tuned to capture energy from one or more vibrational modes with high efficiency. More generally, a sports implement includes an electroactive element, such as a piezoceramic sheet attached to the implement, and a circuit attached to the electroactive element. The circuit may be a shunt, or may include processing such as amplification and phase control to apply a driving signal which may compensate for strain sensed in the implement, or may simply alter the stiffness to affect performance. The electroactive element is located in a region of high strain to apply damping, and may include plural subassemblies mounted to capture energy in different planes, or to capture an asymmetric strain distribution while maintaining structural symmetry. In a ski the element captures between about one and five percent of the strain energy of the ski.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Active Control Experts, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Spangler, David Gilbert, Carl Prestia, Emanuele Bianchini, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Robert N. Jacques, Jonathan C. Allen, Farla M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6193029
    Abstract: A valve regulates fluid displacement in a damper assembly, for example, displacement of hydraulic fluid in a sealed shock absorber. The valve is placed between a portion of fluid at one pressure and regulates the passage of fluid through an aperture or passage to a portion of fluid at a lower pressure by a blocking member which moves to obstruct the aperture in accordance with a desired level of damping. The blocking member is, or is driven by, an electroactive device, such as a bimorph actuator formed of ferroelectric material. In one embodiment, the blocking member is a bimorph which covers the aperture, and is flexibly displaced by passage of pressurized fluid through the aperture. A controller provides an electrical actuation signal to move the bimorph toward or away from the aperture, augmenting or decreasing its closing bias to affect both the threshold flow initiation pressure and the rate of flow once the passage opens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward F. Crawley, Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Douglas A. Simpson, Gerald F. Caron, Farla M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6102426
    Abstract: A sports implement includes an electroactive element such as a piezoceramic sheet attached to the implement and a shunt circuit attached to the electroactive element to counteract strain or alter stiffness of the implement to affect its performance. In a ski, one shunt circuit is neither a linear nor a highly tuned shunt, but is a low Q resonant inductive shunt tuned to a performance band of the ski to enhance dissipation of energy from of the electroactive element. The performance band includes at least one structural mode of the ski and a neighborhood of that mode. The neighborhood may include variations in the frequency of a first or higher free structural resonance which arise from production variations or size variations of the ski or its components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Active Control eXperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Lazarus, Jeffrey W. Moore, Robert N. Jacques, Farla M. Russo, Ronald Spangler