Patents by Inventor Jesse R. Cheatham, III

Jesse R. Cheatham, III 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: 9721678
    Abstract: A duct for a nuclear fuel assembly includes a tubular body and an elongated member. The tubular body has a sidewall with an inner face and an outer face and is configured to contain nuclear fuel within a fuel region. The elongated member extends from the outer face along at least a portion of the fuel region and has a contact surface configured to stabilize the duct during operation of the nuclear fuel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Michael E. Cohen, Pavel Hejzlar, Christopher J. Johns, Brian C. Johnson, Robert C. Petroski, Philip Schloss, Bao H. Truong, Jay R. Tandy, Mark R. Werner
  • Patent number: 9707942
    Abstract: A system for assisting driving includes a robotic status component and a maneuver selection component. The robotic status component is configured to determine, within a first vehicle, robotic status information pertaining to a proximate second vehicle. The second vehicle includes a vehicle controlled independently of the first vehicle. The maneuver selection component is configured to select at least one driving maneuver based on the robotic status information using an automatic driving system of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9709204
    Abstract: A method for sealing a leak in a pipeline used to transport fluid includes positioning a sealing device within the pipeline, moving the sealing device through the pipeline to a leak location, and internally generating an inflation pressure to inflate the sealing device to substantially cover a leak opening and limit release of the fluid from the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William D. Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9707407
    Abstract: An electroshock device for delivering an electrical discharge to a target includes an electrical discharge circuit, and an electrode coupled to the electrical discharge circuit and having an attachment feature attachable to the target. Upon attachment the electrode is enabled to monitor a physiological condition of the target, generate a signal based on the physiological condition, and deliver the electrical discharge to the target. The electroshock device also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the electrical discharge circuit and the electrode. The controller is configured to modulate delivery of the electrical discharge based on the physiological condition of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, Alexander G. Hyde, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare
  • Patent number: 9711035
    Abstract: A user's vulnerability to ground based imaging may be reported to the user. A positioning subsystem may determine a location of the user. A camera detection subsystem may determine a location of an imaging system able to view the user. A visibility determination subsystem may determine a visibility vulnerability of the user to imaging by the imaging system based on the location of the user and the location of the imaging system. The vulnerability may be determined based on an image quality capturable by the imaging system of the user, such as a spatial resolution. An output subsystem may report the visibility vulnerability to the user. The subsystems may be included in a mobile communication device or a server or may be split among the device and/or server. The output subsystem may deliver the report over a communication network and/or may display a visual representation of the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Eun Young Hwang, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9696119
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to camouflaged systems and related camouflaging methods. The camouflaged systems can include at least one camouflaged object, including but not limited to transmission lines and transmission towers. One or more pluralities of lights may be disposed on or otherwise coupled to a surface of the camouflaged object. Each of the one or more pluralities of lights can be configured to emit light having a characteristic that appears like (e.g., matches, mimics, simulates, corresponds to, or otherwise blends with) an environmental condition, which can include any variety of background environmental landscapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Geoffrey F. Deane, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9687404
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a garment system including at least one muscle or at least one joint activity sensor, and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one muscle or the at least one joint activity sensor to cause a flexible compression garment to selectively compress against or selectively relieve compression against at least one body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9688402
    Abstract: A service unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a flight system, a status component, a navigation system, and a recovery component. The flight system is for flying the service UAV. The status component is configured to determine that a first UAV is disabled. The navigation system is configured to fly the service UAV to a landing location of the first UAV in response to the status component determining that the first UAV is disabled. The recovery component is configured to recover one or more of a payload of the first UAV and a portion of the first UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170157431
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including a flexible compression garment, at least one sensor, and at least one therapeutic stimulation delivery device operable responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor, effective to provide therapeutic radiation to a body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170161765
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and article of manufacture. An environmental-data exchange system includes circuitry for receiving a data request originated by a requesting mobile apparatus, the data request including data indicative of a specified attribute of an operational environment of the requesting mobile apparatus. The system includes circuitry for receiving a data offer originated by a responding apparatus, the data offer including supplying the requested data indicative of the specified attribute of the operational environment of the requesting mobile apparatus. The system includes circuitry for forming an agreement between the requesting mobile apparatus and the responding apparatus, the agreement including the responding apparatus transmitting the requested data indicative of the specified attribute of the environment in exchange for compensation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170157430
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including a flexible compression garment, at least one sensor, and at least one therapeutic stimulation delivery device operable responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor, effective to provide therapeutic radiation to a body part of a subject. Embodiments disclosed herein also relate to methods of using such garment systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170161813
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a mobile apparatus, article of manufacture, system, and method. A mobile apparatus includes circuitry for requesting data indicative of a specified attribute of an operational environment of the mobile apparatus. The mobile apparatus includes circuitry for selecting an offer submitted by a responding apparatus to supply the requested data indicative of the specified attribute of the operational environment of the mobile apparatus. The mobile apparatus includes circuitry for forming an agreement with the responding apparatus to supply the requested data. The mobile apparatus includes circuitry for receiving the requested data. In an embodiment, the mobile apparatus includes circuitry for selecting a potential responding apparatus. In an embodiment, the mobile apparatus includes circuitry for transmitting the request for the data indicative of the specified attribute of the operational environment of the mobile apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170117732
    Abstract: An energy transfer apparatus includes a cable having first end with a first connector operably coupled thereto and a second end with a second connector operably coupled thereto. The energy transfer apparatus also includes a control unit coupled to the cable. The control unit includes a device interface module configured to determine a first energy parameter of a first portable device connected to the cable via the first connector and to determine a second energy parameter of a second portable device connected to the cable via the second connector. The control unit also includes an energy transfer module configured to facilitate energy transfer between the first and second portable devices based on the first and second energy parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham,, III, Eun Young Hwang, Roderick A. Hyde, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas A. Weaver, Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9618618
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods associated with determining position and/or movement information using ultrasound. A system may include one or more ultrasonic transmitters and/or receivers. An ultrasonic transmitter may be configured to transmit ultrasound into a region bounded by one or more surfaces. The ultrasonic receiver may receive direct ultrasonic reflections and/or rebounded ultrasonic reflections from one or more objects within the region. A mapping or positioning system may generate positional data associated with one or more of the object(s) based on the direct ultrasonic reflection(s) and/or the rebounded ultrasonic reflection(s). The mapping or positioning system may generate enhanced positional data by combining the direct positional data and the rebounded positional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9602673
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a building having one or more microphones coupled to a telephone includes a detector configured to detect a triggering event within the building and transmit an activating signal when the triggering event is detected, and a control module configured to receive the activating signal from the detector. The control module is programmed to activate at least one of the one or more microphones to monitor sound when the activating signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Edward S. Boyden, Jesse R Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Bran Ferren, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Stephen L. Malaska, Nathan P. Myhrvold, David B. Tuckerman, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170068387
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a touch screen electronic display configured to offset and/or shift the contact locations of touch implements and/or displayed content based on one or more calculated parallax values. The parallax values may be associated with the viewing angle of an operator relative to the display of the electronic device. In various embodiments, the parallax value(s) may be calculated using three-dimensional location sensors, an angle of inclination of a touch implement, and/or one or more displayed calibration objects. Parallax values may be utilized to remap contact locations by a touch implement, shift and/or offset displayed content, and/or perform other transformations as described herein. A stereoscopically displayed content may be offset such that a default display plane is coplanar with a touch surface rather than a display surface. Contacts by a finger may be remapped using portions of the contact region and/or a centroid of the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y.H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Patent number: 9587780
    Abstract: A system for sealing a leak within a pipeline for transporting fluid includes a sealing device that is deployable to seal the leak. The sealing device includes a flexible wall formed into a substantially tubular shape defining an opening, and an internal frame coupled to the flexible wall and configured to control a movement of the flexible wall by applying a force to the flexible wall, wherein the movement of the flexible wall moves the sealing device through the pipeline. The system also includes a sensor assembly configured to monitor a pipeline condition and send a signal representing the pipeline condition, and a control module configured to receive the signal and control the force applied by the internal frame based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170062080
    Abstract: A fuel element has a ratio of area of fissionable nuclear fuel in a cross-section of the tubular fuel element perpendicular to the longitudinal axis to total area of the interior volume in the cross-section of the tubular fuel element that varies with position along the longitudinal axis. The ratio can vary with position along the longitudinal axis between a minimum of 0.30 and a maximum of 1.0. Increasing the ratio above and below the peak burn-up location associated with conventional systems reduces the peak burn-up and flattens and shifts the burn-up distribution, which is preferably Gaussian. The longitudinal variation can be implemented in fuel assemblies using fuel bodies, such as pellets, rods or annuli, or fuel in the form of metal sponge and meaningfully increases efficiency of fuel utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Ryan N. Latta, Samuel J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170053190
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, article of manufacture, a system implemented in a machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, and computer-implemented method. A computer-implemented method includes electronically receiving a digital image of person observing a subject person. The method includes determining from the digital image an interest-level in the subject person by the imaged person. The method includes electronically outputting the determined interest-level. In an embodiment, the method includes storing at least one digital image of the monitored person in a non-transitory computer readable storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William David Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9565284
    Abstract: A hands-free intercom may include a user-tracking sensor, a directional microphone, a directional sound emitter, and a communication interface. The user-tracking sensor may determine a location of a user so the directional microphone can measure vocal emissions by the user and the directional sound emitter can deliver audio to the user. The hands-free intercom may determine whether the user is communicatively coupled via a mobile device to a remote entity. The hands-free intercom may be configured to receive a handoff of the communicative coupling, for example, by acting as a peripheral of the mobile device, by requesting the handoff, and/or the like. The hands-free intercom may be configured to deliver communications from the user to an appliance and vice versa. The hands-free intercom may manage access rights of the various entities to prevent unauthorized communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood