Patents by Inventor John Cooper

John Cooper 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: 9855908
    Abstract: A method includes: determining first and second row seat values using seat sensors; generating relative position data for the seats using the values; selecting a load limiter setting value using the relative position data and a multidimensional load limiter model including at least i) body impact values as a function of at least load limiter setting values and as a function of relative position values, and ii) restraint interaction values as a function of at least the load limiter setting values and as a function of the relative position values, the load limiter setting value selected so that the load limiter setting value is outside a first value avoidance zone defined for the body impact values, and outside a second value avoidance zone for the restraint interaction values; and configuring a second row restraint system in the vehicle with the selected load limiter setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TESLA, INC.
    Inventors: John Cooper, Madan Gopal, Bruno A Luz, Honglu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9834294
    Abstract: A system for offshore production of LNG from an FLNG vessel includes a floating LNG vessel including a hull and a deck, a topsides hydrocarbon processing facility installed at or above the deck of the hull of the FLNG vessel, an FLNG vessel cargo containment system including one or more insulated FLNG vessel cryogenic storage tanks installed within the hull of the FLNG vessel, a dynamic positioning control system operatively associated with a system of thrusters onboard the FLNG vessel where the dynamic positioning control system maintains the FLNG vessel at a desired heading around a station keeping point during LNG production operations, and a computer processor for receiving a set of real-time monitored environmental data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: WOODSIDE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Steve John Cooper, William David Hartell
  • Patent number: 9834295
    Abstract: A system for offshore production of LNG from an FLNG vessel includes a floating LNG vessel including a hull and a deck, a topsides hydrocarbon processing facility installed at or above the deck of the hull of the FLNG vessel, a FLNG vessel cargo containment system comprising one or more insulated FLNG vessel cryogenic storage tanks installed within the hull of the FLNG vessel, a dynamic positioning control system operatively associated with a system of thrusters onboard the FLNG vessel where the dynamic positioning control system maintains the FLNG vessel at a desired heading around a station keeping point during LNG cargo offloading operations, and a computer processor for receiving a set of real-time monitored environmental data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: WOODSIDE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Steve John Cooper, William David Hartell
  • Publication number: 20170309565
    Abstract: A method for use in manufacturing semiconductor devices includes providing a structured layer on a wafer, and selectively providing a substance on a selected portion of the structured layer. A die comprises a semiconductor device on a substrate, where the semiconductor device includes a substance, and where the substance has a sidewall that is sheer with respect to one or more of a base surface or a top surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Joerg Ortner, John Cooper
  • Publication number: 20170308643
    Abstract: A “dynamic” reference is presented that utilizes population level information to improve reference-based alignment to detect novel, deleterious, or functional variants in clinical sequencing applications. An automatically updated database of known genetic variants is provided to a memory connected with an integrated circuit configured for genetic sequence data with the dynamic reference and reference variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Pieter van Rooyen, Robert J. McMillen, Michael Ruehle, John Cooper Roddey
  • Publication number: 20170197574
    Abstract: A method includes: determining first and second row seat values using seat sensors; generating relative position data for the seats using the values; selecting a load limiter setting value using the relative position data and a multidimensional load limiter model including at least i) body impact values as a function of at least load limiter setting values and as a function of relative position values, and ii) restraint interaction values as a function of at least the load limiter setting values and as a function of the relative position values, the load limiter setting value selected so that the load limiter setting value is outside a first value avoidance zone defined for the body impact values, and outside a second value avoidance zone for the restraint interaction values; and configuring a second row restraint system in the vehicle with the selected load limiter setting value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: John COOPER, Madan GOPAL, Bruno A. LUZ, Honglu ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9697327
    Abstract: A “dynamic” reference is presented that utilizes population level information to improve reference-based alignment to detect novel, deleterious, or functional variants in clinical sequencing applications. An automatically updated database of known genetic variants is provided to a memory connected with an integrated circuit configured for genetic sequence data with the dynamic reference and reference variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Edico Genome Corporation
    Inventors: Robert McMillen, Michael Ruehle, John Cooper Roddey
  • Patent number: 9698455
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter includes a dielectric resonator body incorporating a piece of dielectric material, the piece of dielectric material having a shape such that it can support at least two substantially degenerate resonant modes; and a phased array of coupling elements for coupling signals to the piece of dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Mesaplex Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Publication number: 20170174110
    Abstract: A self-adjusting cup holder assembly is provided. That cup holder assembly includes a housing having an open cavity and a flexible well held in that cavity. The flexible well is displaceable between a rest position and cup holding position whereby the cup is squeezed by the flexible well and positively maintained in the well by a positive gripping force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Geoffrey John Cooper, Hossein Jacob Sadri
  • Publication number: 20170155550
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for orchestrating an update of an on-premises cloud connector from a cloud-based software platform. In particular, a first version of a first cloud connector is running in an active-active configuration across first and second nodes in an on-premises cluster. The first cloud connector is associated with user subscriptions to a first on-premises application and the first cloud connector connects the first on-premises application to a first cloud service hosted at a cloud-based software platform application. The first cloud connector is updated from the first version to a second version on each of the first and second nodes in a sequential manner. The update of the first cloud connector from the first version to the second version is initiated at the cloud-based software platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Andrew John Cooper
  • Publication number: 20170153885
    Abstract: Presented herein are zero-downtime upgrade techniques for cloud connector/extension software components. In particular, an on-premises node that runs a first version of a cloud connector software component, receives a second version of the cloud connector software component from a cloud-based software platform. The second version of the cloud connector software component is installed and initialized at the on-premises node such that the first and second versions of the cloud connector software component run in parallel at the on-premises node. Management of the subscriptions of the on-premises services to the cloud-based software platform is then transferred from the first version of the cloud connector software component to the second version of the cloud connector software component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory John Regan, Andrew John Cooper
  • Publication number: 20170113935
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are disclosed for plasma synthesis of graphitic products including graphene. A plasma nozzle is coupled to a reaction chamber. A process gas is supplied to the plasma nozzle, the process gas comprising a carbon-containing species. Radio frequency radiation is supplied to the process gas within the plasma nozzle, so as to produce a plasma within the nozzle in use, and thereby cause cracking of the carbon-containing species. The plasma nozzle is arranged such that an afterglow of the plasma extends into the reaction chamber. The cracked carbon-containing species also passes into the reaction chamber, and the cracked carbon-containing species recombines within the afterglow, so as to form the graphitic products including graphene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Dale Andrew PENNINGTON, Aaron Robert CLAYTON, Katarzyna Luiza JUDA, Catharina PAUKNER, Lukasz KURZEPA, Robert Henry ST. JOHN COOPER, Krzysztof Kazimierz KOZIOL, Jerome Yi-Zhe JOAUG
  • Patent number: 9564073
    Abstract: A method for analyzing displays is described. A processing device receives a first scanned image of a first display and determines a first characteristic of the first display by analyzing the first scanned image. The processing device also receives a second scanned image of a second display and determines a second characteristic of the second display by analyzing the second scanned image. The processing device compares the first characteristic and the second characteristic to determine a third characteristic of the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted John Cooper, Omair Abdul Rahman
  • Patent number: 9559398
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter comprises: a dielectric resonator; a coupling structure for at least one of coupling input signals to the dielectric resonator and extracting filtered output signals from the dielectric resonator; a covering of conductive material around the dielectric resonator and comprising an aperture; and a printed circuit board structure having at least one ground plane layer arranged over said aperture and electrically coupled to the covering of conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Mesaplex Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 9480244
    Abstract: A handle system operable in conjunction with a fishing rod and reel has an attachment section and a handle section. An arm of the attachment section is attached to a reel housing. The handle section has an upper handle that is connected to the arm and extends above the reel at an angle less than ninety degrees from the fishing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: John Cooper
  • Patent number: 9437910
    Abstract: A dielectric resonator body for a multi-mode cavity filter, the resonator body including: a piece of first dielectric material, with at least one substantially flat face for mounting on a substrate, the piece of first dielectric material having a shape such that it can support at least a first resonant mode and at least one spurious response; and a layer of conductive material at least partially coating the resonator body; wherein the piece of first dielectric material includes at least one region having a different dielectric constant to the first dielectric material, whereby the presence of the region of different dielectric constant alters the frequency separation of the resonant mode and the spurious response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 9437916
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter having a dielectric resonator body incorporating a piece of dielectric material, the piece of dielectric material having a shape such that it can support at least two substantially degenerate resonant modes; and a coupling structure comprising a plurality of independent coupling elements for coupling signals to the piece of dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 9406993
    Abstract: A cavity filter, including a dielectric resonator structure comprising a piece of dielectric material having a shape such that it can support a first resonant mode and a second resonant mode which is substantially degenerate with the first resonant mode; and a coupling structure for exciting a resonant mode within the piece of dielectric material or extracting energy from a resonant mode within the piece of dielectric material; wherein the coupling structure consists of a single patch element in contact with a surface of the piece of dielectric material, the patch element being arranged to couple directly to said first and second resonant modes simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 9406988
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter, comprising: a dielectric resonator body incorporating a piece of dielectric material, the piece of dielectric material having a shape such that it can support at least a first resonant mode and a second substantially degenerate resonant mode; a conductive layer substantially covering the dielectric resonator body but having one or more apertures therein allowing access to the dielectric resonator body; and a coupling structure arranged in an aperture of the one or more apertures, comprising at least one coupling path for at least one of coupling an input signal to the first and second resonant modes and coupling an output signal from the first and second resonant modes, the coupling path having an open-circuit end located adjacent to an edge of the aperture for controlling a strength of electric field generated by the coupling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington
  • Patent number: 9401537
    Abstract: A multi-mode cavity filter comprises a dielectric body having at least first and second orthogonal resonant modes; a first coupling element formed on a first face of the dielectric body for coupling energy to at least a first resonant mode; and a second coupling element formed on the first face of the dielectric body for coupling energy from the at least a first resonant mode. The dielectric body is capable of supporting a first coupling path between the first coupling element and the second coupling element via the at least a first resonant mode and a second coupling path between the first coupling element and the second coupling element, the second coupling path being such that at least partial cancellation of at least some coupled energy takes place so as to form a zero in a response of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Mesaplexx Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: David Robert Hendry, Steven John Cooper, Peter Blakeborough Kenington