Patents by Inventor John A. Edwards

John A. Edwards 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: 20200237180
    Abstract: A dishwashing appliance is provided herein. The dishwashing appliance may include a tub, a sump, a chamber pump, a vane, and a threaded engagement joint. The chamber pump housing may be mounted within at least a portion of sump. The chamber pump housing may define an inner wall surface. The vane may be positioned within the chamber pump housing. The vane may extend from an inner radial end to an outer radial end. The vane may define a foil profile. The threaded engagement joint may include a first radial thread profile and a second radial thread profile. The first radial thread profile may extend radially from the vane at the outer radial end. The second radial thread profile may be formed on the inner wall surface. The second radial thread profile may be complementary to the first radial thread profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: John Edward Dries, Kyle Edward Durham
  • Publication number: 20200236872
    Abstract: A kit for installing a horizontal grass-like weed-blocking border for ground area adjacent vertical outdoor structures includes at least two elongated synthetic turf strips with a width in a predetermined range, at least two hold-down pieces, and instructions for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: John Edward Aiken
  • Publication number: 20200237838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of oncolytic viruses and in particular to a recombinant rhabdovirus, such as vesicular stomatitis virus encoding in its genome for a CCL21 protein. The invention is further directed to the use of the recombinant virus in the treatment of cancer, and also to methods for producing such viruses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp MUELLER, Klaus ERB, Patrik ERLMANN, Tobias Friederike NOLDEN, John Edward PARK, Guido WOLLMANN
  • Patent number: 10728840
    Abstract: In a handheld communication device capable of a plurality of wireless communication modes, a method of communication begins by receiving, at the handheld communication device, a notification of an available one of the wireless communication modes. Then, in a data communication window of the communication device, a user-indication of an active one of the available wireless communication modes is provided in accordance with the received communication mode indication. The data communication window is configured to facilitate data communication via the plurality of wireless communication modes, and facilitates the data communication via the active wireless communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert John Edwards, Andrew Douglas Bocking
  • Patent number: 10727991
    Abstract: Techniques for wireless communications in a system with long term evolution (LTE) integrated with new radio (NR) are provided. A method for wireless communications includes determining a configuration of component carrier(s) (CCs) of a first radio access technology (RAT) and CC(s) of a second RAT. The method also includes identifying one of the CC(s) in the first RAT as an uplink anchor CC based on the configuration. The method further includes identifying a HARQ timing for at least one of the CC(s) of the second RAT based on at least one of a symbol duration, a transmit time interval (TTI) length or a subframe structure of the one of the CC(s) of the first RAT. The method further yet includes sending feedback to a second node in the identified uplink anchor CC for transmissions received in the CC(s) of the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Tingfang Ji, Peter Gaal, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10728215
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for methods, apparatus, and computer software for enabling a single media access control (MAC) layer to control a variety of physical (PHY) layers or entities for multiplexing signals corresponding to each of the PHY layers over an air interface. Here, the MAC layer may include a resource manager configured to determine a time-frequency resource allocation within the air interface for communication with one or more subordinate entities utilizing each of the PHY layers. In this way, The MAC entity may provide dynamic control over the allocation of time-frequency resources within a given resource group, which may include transmission time intervals (TTIs) having multiple time scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji
  • Publication number: 20200229618
    Abstract: A retail display table includes a table top with openings, and a modular display mat disposed over each opening. Each of the modular display mats is movable between a closed position in which it covers its respective table-top opening, and an open position in which it is lifted above the table top so that a cavity underneath the modular display mat is accessible. Also, each modular display mat has holes to accommodate a configuration of displayed items, and is removable and replaceable with another modular display mat having a different configuration of holes to accommodate a different configuration of displayed items. A retail display system may include such a retail display table, along with other modular retail fixtures such as display walls with modular display wall inserts and retail counter units with modular display mats interchangeable with those of the retail display table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Robert EDWARDS, Moritz WILSBERG, Russell John Kaaihue HEIRAKUJI, Allison INOUYE, Kenneth LUONG, Jean-Marc GADY, Alice Marlin BRUGGER, Manuel DEJESUS, Wesley Bryan HAMM
  • Publication number: 20200234511
    Abstract: The described technology includes a depth ray shader stored in memory and executable to receive a depth map defining a depth in association with each pixel in a three-dimensional scene and define a color gradient between a first pixel value and a second pixel value, wherein each sequential step in the color gradient between the first pixel value and the second pixel is assigned to a corresponding depth of increasing magnitude relative to a reference point. The depth ray shader is further executable to provide an instruction to a graphics engine to cause the graphics engine to apply a depth ray layer to a select portion of the three-dimensional scene, the depth ray layer altering each pixel in the selected portion to assume a pixel value defined within the color gradient to correspond to a depth of the pixel specified by the depth map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Tyler P. ESSELSTROM, Craig R. MAITLEN, John Edward CHURCHILL, Joseph WHEELER
  • Publication number: 20200232570
    Abstract: A valve including a closure member having a first portion and a second portion the first and second portions in fluid tight contact with one another when closed and spaced when open, a flow tube in operative contact with the closure member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Edwards, Grant R. Thompson, John Burris, Rion Rogers
  • Publication number: 20200232646
    Abstract: Heat transfer systems employing a heat transfer means (e.g., circulating fluid, thermally conductive material, etc.) to transfer heat from the heat source (e.g., fireplace, wood stove or other heat source) to a remote location of a home, residence, building or other structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: John Edward Boyd
  • Publication number: 20200234784
    Abstract: A memory bypass circuit for a memory device comprises: a word line disable circuit; a read and write activation circuit; an internal clock generator; and a write data input circuit. The word line disable circuit is coupled to a word line of the memory device for disabling a write function to the word line. The read and write activation circuit is coupled to the memory device for reading and writing of input data. The internal clock generator is coupled to the word line disable circuit and the read/write activation circuit. The write data input circuit is coupled to a write driver of the memory device for providing write data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John Edward Barth, Jr., Kevin W. Gorman, Harold Pilo
  • Publication number: 20200231733
    Abstract: The invention relates to an in-situ process for preparing an alkylphenol-aldehyde resin. The process comprises the step of providing a raw alkylphenol composition. The raw alkylphenol composition comprises one or more alkylphenol compounds and at least about 1 wt % phenol. Each alkylphenol compound has one or more alkyl substituents. The raw alkylphenol composition is reacted directly, without pre-purification, with one or more aldehydes to form an in-situ alkylphenol-aldehyde resin. The invention also relates to an in-situ alkylphenol-aldehyde resin formed from the in-situ process, and its use in a tackifier composition and rubber composition. The tackifier composition and rubber composition containing the in-situ alkylphenol-aldehyde resin show, inter alia, improved tack performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy Edward BANACH, John Morgan WHITNEY, Jeffrey M. HISCOCK, Todd Scott MAKENZIE, Gennaro BARBIERO
  • Patent number: 10719191
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10721693
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described, in which for one or more aspects of a first transmission of a first radio access technology (RAT) (e.g., a 5G or New Radio (NR) RAT) are determined based on transmissions of a second RAT (e.g., a 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) RAT). A user equipment (UE) may, in some cases, determine a reference timing, a reference power, or combinations thereof for an uplink transmission of the first RAT based on a received power or reference timing of the second RAT. In some cases, handover for the first RAT may be based at least in part on an handover in the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Malladi, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10721044
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for minimizing latency between receipt of a NACK at a base station from a user equipment (UE) and retransmission of data to the UE. Time constraints for processing the ACK/NACK are relaxed so the base station can decode the ACK/NACK to determine whether a NACK has been received and then prepare for transmission of the appropriate data to the UE in the immediately following transmission time interval (TTI). These constraints are relaxed by separating download data indicator (DDI) from the PDCCH control data and delaying transmission of the DDI until decoding of the ACK/NACK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok Ang, Jing Jiang, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee, Jamie Menjay Lin, Rotem Cooper, Michael Alexander Howard
  • Publication number: 20200225689
    Abstract: A multi-loop voltage regulator with load tracking compensation includes a first closed-loop feedback network configured to receive a supply voltage from a power supply and drive an output voltage that is smaller than the supply voltage to a load. The multi-loop voltage regulator includes a second closed-loop feedback network connected to the first closed-loop feedback network and configured to regulate the output voltage between a first supply voltage rail and a second supply voltage rail for a given load current, in which the second closed-loop feedback network produces a gain that is greater than that of the first closed-loop feedback network. The multi-loop voltage regulator also includes a load tracking compensation circuit configured to detect a load current, and to increase the gain of the second closed-loop feedback network based on a dominant pole in the second closed-loop feedback network being a function of the detected load current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Roy VANNORSDEL, Yongjie Jiang, John Lynn McNitt, Jay Edward Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20200223538
    Abstract: A rotor system is provided in one example embodiment and may include a first pair of rotor blades comprising a first pitch and a first diameter; and a second pair of rotor blades comprising a second pitch and a second diameter, wherein the first pitch of the first pair of rotor blades and the second pitch of the second pair of rotor blades are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Dakota Easley, John Robert Wittmaak, JR., Matthew Edward Louis, Russell C. Peters
  • Publication number: 20200223537
    Abstract: A tandem tiltrotor aircraft in which the tiltrotor assemblies are operably coupled at the forward and aft ends of the fuselage of the aircraft is disclosed. The tiltrotor assemblies are capable of rotating between a vertical lift position and a horizontal flight position. The in-line location of the tiltrotor assemblies allow the aircraft to have the vertical take-off and landing capabilities, and, in combination with the at least one wing, can be used in horizontal flight. The nacelles can be disposed on the fuselage they are coaxial in forward flight and do not add to the drag profile like wing-tip nacelles would. When wing-borne flight is desired some or all of the rotors can rotate down so the thrust vector is in a generally horizontal plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert Wittmaak, Stephen Yibum Chung, Matthew Edward Louis, Steven M. Loveland
  • Publication number: 20200222918
    Abstract: A spray head adapted for connection to a supply of fluid. The head includes a body to receive the supply of fluid and a number of conical mixing volumes, in fluid connection with the body and supply of fluid, each conical mixing volume having an outlet. Each conical mixing volume includes at least one first inlet for a flow of fluid into the conical mixing volume at an angle to a conical axis thereof, and at least one second inlet for a flow of fluid into the conical mixing volume substantially parallel to the conical axis. There is a valve disposed upstream of the conical mixing volumes, the valve adapted to divide and vary the supply of fluid flow between the at least one first inlet and the at least one second inlet, which in turn varies the output of the fluid from the outlet of the conical mixing volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew John GRIGOR, Chad Robert BAUER, Stephen McLay MCCUTCHEON, Nicholas Michael Lawrence ASHBY, Robert Nicholas Edward BOLUS, Brett BAND
  • Patent number: 10713428
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associated one or more images with one or more cells of a spreadsheet are described. As described, a plurality of images may be associated with a single cell or a single image may be associated with a range of cells. Additionally, an image and additional data may be associated with the same cell. Upon associating an image with a cell, various parameters of the image may be displayed for viewing and/or customization by a user. Additionally, sort and/or filter operations may be performed on the spreadsheet based on the various parameters of associated images and/or operations (e.g., fit and/or resize operations) may be performed on various parameters of associated images. An associated image may move with a cell when the cell is reordered within the cell table, or an associated image may be allowed to float over the grid but may be referenced by a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Campbell, Carlos Augusto Otero, Christian Canton, John David Sully, Samuel C. Radakovitz, Matthew Hart Fichtner, Benjamin Edward Rampson