Patents by Inventor John D. Boyd

John D. Boyd 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: 10407611
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods for enhancing production and transportation of heavy and extra-heavy crude oil and for reducing the growth of asphaltene flocculants or hindering their formation, the methods comprising contacting an oil-soluble composition that comprises polyetheramines, tallow amines, tallow diamines, alkylphenol-formaldehyde resins, reaction products of alpha-olefin, maleic anhydride and pentaerythritol, or a combination thereof, with the heavy or extra-heavy crude oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Duy T. Nguyen, John J. Ibagon, Vittoria Balsamo De Hernandez, Tyler D. Boyd, Joseph Paul Bailey
  • Patent number: 10405457
    Abstract: A appliance immersion tank system comprising: a generally rectangular tank adapted to immerse in a dielectric fluid a plurality of appliances, each in a respective appliance slot distributed vertically along, and extending transverse to, the long axis of the tank; a primary circulation facility adapted to circulate the dielectric fluid through the tank; a secondary fluid circulation facility adapted to extract heat from the dielectric fluid circulating in the primary circulation facility, and to dissipate to the environment the heat so extracted; and a control facility adapted to coordinate the operation of the primary and secondary fluid circulation facilities as a function of the temperature of the dielectric fluid in the tank. A plenum, positioned adjacent the bottom of the tank, is adapted to dispense the dielectric fluid substantially uniformly upwardly through each appliance slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Midas Green Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Boyd, James P. Koen, David Christopher Laguna, Thomas R. Turner, Kenneth D. Swinden, Mario Conti Garcia, John Charles Tribou
  • Patent number: 10391543
    Abstract: A single piece pulsed flow wing assembly method providing for horizontal wing manufacture is accomplished using synchronized automated vehicles guided in a predetermined manner to move and, locate wing structure in a plurality of assembly positions. Multi-axis assembly positioning systems (MAPS) are used at each assembly position to support and index components in the wing structure and determinant assembly techniques are used for indexing of the components. Modular automated manufacturing processes employing magnetic assembly clamping, drilling, fastener insertion, and sealant application are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Philip W. Boyd, John W. Hall, Clayton L. Munk, James C. Roberts, Michael J. Fant, Richard D. Fiedler, Barry A. Lewis, Samuel R. Dobbs, Gary E. Mansell
  • Publication number: 20190200482
    Abstract: A appliance immersion tank system comprising: a generally rectangular tank adapted to immerse in a dielectric fluid a plurality of appliances, each in a respective appliance slot distributed vertically along, and extending transverse to, the long axis of the tank; a primary circulation facility adapted to circulate the dielectric fluid through the tank; a secondary fluid circulation facility adapted to extract heat from the dielectric fluid circulating in the primary circulation facility, and to dissipate to the environment the heat so extracted; and a control facility adapted to coordinate the operation of the primary and secondary fluid circulation facilities as a function of the temperature of the dielectric fluid in the tank. A plenum, positioned adjacent the bottom of the tank, is adapted to dispense the dielectric fluid substantially uniformly upwardly through each appliance slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher L. Boyd, James P. Koen, David Christopher Laguna, Thomas R. Turner, Kenneth D. Swinden, Mario Conti Garcia, John Charles Tribou
  • Publication number: 20180087259
    Abstract: A combined sewer/enclosure overflow (CSO) sensor system is described for accurate detection and measurement of overflow events. From the combined data, trending information can determine if there is debris accumulation. Rain masks can be used in the trending data to measure overall health. External sensors in combination with the CSO sensors provide predictive information and additional levels of information/data accuracy. The sensor system automatically and remotely monitors CSO locations and provides real-time data regarding start times, stop times, duration, and flow volumes of overflows that occur in these structures and provide regulatory and public notification of these events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory M. Quist, David Drake, David B. Rees, Lawrence Brian Merchell, John D. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9109943
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for identifying and determining quantity data for consumable items from a plurality of weight sensing devices. A consumption metric for the consumable items is determined based on the identification and quantity data. Consumption-related information is provided based on the consumption metric. Consumption-related information may be used for a number of purposes, including for providing aggregate consumption information to suppliers, and health advice and recipes to users, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Mager, John D. Boyd, Bennett M. King, Geoffrey C. Wenger, James B. Cary
  • Publication number: 20140198618
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining room dimensions and layout. A method includes receiving an audio signal from at least one other detection apparatus. The method includes determining a spatial orientation of a detection apparatus along a substantially planar surface. The method includes calculating at least one dimension along the planar surface based in part on the received audio signal and the determined spatial orientation of the detection apparatus. Methods and apparatus are provided for determining room layout. The method includes detecting a mobile object in a first room. The method includes receiving an indication of detection of the mobile object in a second room subsequent to the detection in the first room. The method includes providing an indication that the first and second rooms are adjacent rooms based on the detection of the mobile object in the second room subsequent to the detection in the first room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James B. CARY, Geoffrey C. WENGER, John D. BOYD, Michael J. MAGER, Pooja AGGARWAL
  • Publication number: 20140156281
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for configuring control of an automation system for a home or other space, using audio input to a controller. Activation of an appliance in the automation system initiates the providing of the capabilities of the appliance to the controller and a data collection process via an audible interface. Audible user input is converted to an audio signal, and then processed by the controller to determine control input for the appliance. The audible input may also be used for user authentication. Subsequently, the controller controls the appliance based on the control input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John D. BOYD, James B. CARY, Geoffrey C. WENGER
  • Patent number: 8712848
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications via a communications network instantiates a communications function that effects an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements identified in a playlist(s) generated by at least one playlist server, via the advertisement download communication link, at the selected advertisement download times, an advertisement storage function for storing the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steve Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John Sam Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David Jonathan Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Patent number: 8620994
    Abstract: Described are various mechanisms and techniques for influencing or controlling a content update schedule for a content-based software application on a mobile device. A content server issues one or more commands to the mobile device that establish a content update schedule for the mobile device. The mobile device then performs content update sessions with the content server based on that schedule. During any one or more refresh sessions, the content server delivers another command to establish a new content update schedule. This system provides the advantage of allowing the content server to regulate how frequently the mobile device retrieves new content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John D. Boyd, Jasmit Singh Kochhar, Laurence Lundblade, Sanika Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20130218511
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for identifying and determining quantity data for consumable items from a plurality of weight sensing devices. A consumption metric for the consumable items is determined based on the identification and quantity data. Consumption-related information is provided based on the consumption metric. Consumption-related information may be used for a number of purposes, including for providing aggregate consumption information to suppliers, and health advice and recipes to users, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incoporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Mager, John D. Boyd, Bennett M. King, Geoffrey C. Wenger, James B. Cary
  • Publication number: 20070198698
    Abstract: Described are various mechanisms and techniques for influencing or controlling a content update schedule for a content-based software application on a mobile device. A content server issues one or more commands to the mobile device that establish a content update schedule for the mobile device. The mobile device then performs content update sessions with the content server based on that schedule. During any one or more refresh sessions, the content server delivers another command to establish a new content update schedule. This system provides the advantage of allowing the content server to regulate how frequently the mobile device retrieves new content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: John D. Boyd, Jasmit Singh Kochhar, Laurence Lundblade, Sanika Kapoor
  • Patent number: 7103643
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications via a communications network instantiates a communications function that effects an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications network, at selected advertisement download times, an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements identified in a playlist(s) generated by at least one playlist server, via the advertisement download communication link, at the selected advertisement download times, an advertisement storage function for storing the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, and an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Qualcomm INC
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak, William J. Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20040249708
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an obscured ad monitor function that determines whether an obscured ad condition has occurred, whereby the obscured ad condition occurs when an advertisement currently being displayed on the display associated with the client device is being obscured by one or more other items currently being displayed on the display, and an obscured ad nag function that generates an obscured ad nag display in response to detect
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20040054588
    Abstract: Software, for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network, instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an audit function that compiles ad-related statistical data relating to the downloaded advertisements, wherein the ad-related statistical data includes display event-related data regarding advertisements that were displayed during a prescribed audit interval, and an audit data transmit function that transmits the ad-related statistical data to a prescribed server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20040039784
    Abstract: Software, for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network, instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an audit function that compiles ad-related statistical data relating to the downloaded advertisements, wherein the ad-related statistical data includes display event-related data regarding advertisements that were displayed during a prescribed audit interval, and an audit data transmit function that transmits the ad-related statistical data to a prescribed server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20040039642
    Abstract: Software, for use on a client device that is configured for communications with at least one remote source of advertisements via a communications network, instantiates an advertisement download function that downloads advertisements from the at least one remote source, during one or more advertisement download sessions, an advertisement storage function that stores the downloaded advertisements on a storage medium associated with the client device, an advertisement display function that effects display of at least selected ones of the stored advertisements on a display associated with the client device, an audit function that compiles ad-related statistical data relating to the downloaded advertisements, wherein the ad-related statistical data includes display event-related data regarding advertisements that were displayed during a prescribed audit interval, and an audit data transmit function that transmits the ad-related statistical data to a prescribed server system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20030149738
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides a system for distributing advertisements to a multiplicity of client devices each of which is configured for communications via a communications network, which system includes an advertisement distribution facility that communicates with each of the client devices over the communications network, via a respective advertisement download communication link. Preferably, each of the client devices downloads advertisements from the advertisement distribution facility via the respective advertisement download communication link, and each of the client devices communicates with a data communications service provider over the communications network via a respective data communications link that is separate from the respective advertisement download communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20030050832
    Abstract: Software for use on a client device, which is configured for communications with a multiplicity of other client devices via a communications network, provides an installer function for installing the software on the client device, a communications function that effects a send e-mail communication link between the client device and an e-mail service provider server system via the communications network whenever the user desires to send e-mail messages a receive e-mail communication link between the client device and the e-mail service provider system whenever the user desires to check for received e-mail messages; and an advertisement download communication link between the client device and an advertisement distribution server system via the communications system, at selected advertisement download times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2001
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20020072967
    Abstract: A playlist server system for supplying a playlist response to a client device which exchanges information with an information server system and which receives ads from an ad server over a communications network, including a playlist response generating device for generating a playlist response identifying a plurality of selected ads to be presented by the client device, and a first communications device for establishing a playlist response send communications link with the client device via the communications network over which the playlist response is transmitted to the client device, wherein the information server system and the playlist server are independently controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Franklin P. Antonio, Steven Dorner, John W. Noerenberg, Jeffrey K. Belk, Benjamin P. Ogdon, Jeffrey D. Beckley, Alan Bird, John D. Boyd, John S. Purlia, William J. Rhodes, David J. Ross, Matthew J. Dudziak