Patents by Inventor John E. Davis

John E. Davis 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: 20110307810
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Isreal Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Publication number: 20110307883
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall
  • Patent number: 8006990
    Abstract: An improved suspension that may be used in any dynamically loaded beam structure, such as a trailer chassis. Specifically, an improved spring hanger and method for attachment are discussed, in which the improved spring hanger is welded to the web of a support beam, where stresses are lower, as opposed to the bottom flange thereof. Methods are provided for welding the spring hanger to said beam alongside as well as in contact with existing, transverse support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Reinke Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Davis, Mark R. Virus, Daniel O. Seacat
  • Patent number: 7938343
    Abstract: A self-propelled irrigation system has an elongated pipeline supported above a field by a plurality of drive towers. The drive towers each have a base beam assembly, a tower structure extending above the base beam assembly for supporting the elongated pipeline, and a plurality of drive wheel assemblies for moving the base beam assembly over a field. The drive assemblies include first and second drive assemblies mounted to respective ends of the base beam assembly. At least one of the drive towers also has a third drive assembly mounted to the base beam assembly between the first and second drive assemblies. The base beam assembly supporting the third drive assembly is articulated between its first and second ends and pivotally connected to the lower ends of the tower structure to allow the third drive assembly to move vertically relative to the first and second drive assemblies when traversing uneven terrain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer L. Vorderstrasse, Bradley G. Weatherl, John E. Davis
  • Publication number: 20100176225
    Abstract: A self-propelled irrigation system has an elongated pipeline supported above a field by a plurality of drive towers. The drive towers each have a base beam assembly, a tower structure extending above the base beam assembly for supporting the elongated pipeline, and a plurality of drive wheel assemblies for moving the base beam assembly over a field. The drive assemblies include first and second drive assemblies mounted to respective ends of the base beam assembly. At least one of the drive towers also has a third drive assembly mounted to the base beam assembly between the first and second drive assemblies. The base beam assembly supporting the third drive assembly is articulated between its first and second ends and pivotally connected to the lower ends of the tower structure to allow the third drive assembly to move vertically relative to the first and second drive assemblies when traversing uneven terrain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Spencer L. Vorderstrasse, Bradley G. Weatherl, John E. Davis
  • Publication number: 20080201937
    Abstract: Methods for forming data storage media and the media formed thereby are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method for forming a data storage media, comprises: injection molding a substrate comprising surface features, wherein said surface features have greater than about 90% of a surface feature replication of an original master; and disposing a data layer over at least one surface of said substrate; wherein said data storage media has an axial displacement peak of less than about 500? under shock or vibration excitation when excited by a 1 G sinusoidal loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Feist, Wit C. Bushko, Herbert S. Cole, John E. Davis, Thomas B. Gorczyca, Joseph T. Woods
  • Patent number: 7299535
    Abstract: Methods for forming data storage media and the media formed thereby are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method for forming a data storage media, comprises: injection molding a substrate comprising surface features, wherein said surface features have greater than about 90% of a surface feature replication of an original master; and disposing a data layer over at least one surface of said substrate; wherein said data storage media has an axial displacement peak of less than about 500? under shock or vibration excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Feist, Wit C. Bushko, Herbert S. Cole, John E. Davis, Thomas B. Gorczyca, Joseph T. Woods
  • Patent number: 6915172
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for enhancing process control. Disclosed herein is a method for enhancing process control including initiating a manufacturing process to create a product. The initiating includes setting a control on a machine in response to an initial system model. The manufacturing process is tuned in response to the initial system model. The tuning includes running the machine in response to the initial system model, monitoring a primary output parameter of the product and performing an adaptation process while the manufacturing machine is running. The adaptation process includes adjusting the control on the machine, updating the initial system model to define an updated system model in response to adjusting the control and running said machine in response to said updated system model. Additional embodiments include a system and a storage medium for enhancing process control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric
    Inventors: Scott R. Parent, Aaron J. Avagliano, John E. Davis, Glen Juback, John A. Kaminsky
  • Publication number: 20040143958
    Abstract: Methods for forming data storage media and the media formed thereby are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method for forming a data storage media, comprises: injection molding a substrate comprising surface features, wherein said surface features have greater than about 90% of a surface feature replication of an original master; and disposing a data layer over at least one surface of said substrate; wherein said data storage media has an axial displacement peak of less than about 500&mgr; under shock or vibration excitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas P. Feist, Wit C. Bushko, Herbert S. Cole, John E. Davis, Thomas B. Gorczyca, Joseph T. Woods
  • Patent number: 6752952
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the method far embossing a substrate, includes: heating a first substrate to a temperature above a glass transition temperature; preheating and maintaining a mold at a mold temperature below the glass transition temperature; introducing the heated substrate to the preheated mold; compressing the heated substrate in the mold; cooling the compressed substrate; and removing the cooled substrate from the mold. In another embodiment, the method for embossing a substrate, includes: heating a first substrate to a temperature above a substrate surface glass transition temperature; preheating a mold to a mold temperature of up to about 30° C. above the substrate surface glass transition temperature; introducing the heated substrate to the preheated mold; compressing the heated substrate in the mold; cooling the compressed substrate; and removing the cooled substrate from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John E. Davis
  • Patent number: 6715200
    Abstract: Methods for forming data storage media and the media formed thereby are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method for forming a data storage media, comprises: injection molding a substrate comprising surface features, wherein said surface features have greater than about 90% of a surface feature replication of an original master; and disposing a data layer over at least one surface of said substrate; wherein said data storage media has an axial displacement peak of less than about 500&mgr; under shock or vibration excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Feist, Wit C. Bushko, Herbert S. Cole, John E. Davis, Thomas B. Gorczyca, Joseph T. Woods
  • Patent number: 6603052
    Abstract: A fluid absorbent article for surgical applications includes a top layer including an apertured film having a plurality of apertures formed therein. Each aperture includes a base and an apex with the aperture base oriented in an upper surface of the top layer and the apex positioned a depth below the base and upper surface. An absorbent layer includes an absorbent media positioned to underlie the top layer generally coextensive with the top layer and receive fluids passing through the top layer. The absorbent media is operable for dispersing and containing the fluid within the article. Bases of the apertures have a plurality of generally straight sides and are positioned with respect to the upper surface to present a plurality of different angles to fluid flowing on the upper surface to hinder and divert the fluid so that it more readily passes through the apertures to the absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventors: John E. Davis, Timothy P. Klonne
  • Publication number: 20030097197
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for enhancing process control. Disclosed herein is a method for enhancing process control including initiating a manufacturing process to create a product. The initiating includes setting a control on a machine in response to an initial system model. The manufacturing process is tuned in response to the initial system model. The tuning includes running the machine in response to the initial system model, monitoring a primary output parameter of the product and performing an adaptation process while the manufacturing machine is running. The adaptation process includes adjusting the control on the machine, updating the initial system model to define an updated system model in response to adjusting the control and running said machine in response to said updated system model. Additional embodiments include a system and a storage medium for enhancing process control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Scott R. Parent, Aaron J. Avagliano, John E. Davis, Glen Juback, John A. Kaminsky
  • Patent number: 6501419
    Abstract: A first pair of antennas are mounted on a satellite spaced along a first axis and a second pair of antennas are spaced along a second axis for receiving signals from another satellite in orbit with the satellite, the first and second axes being orthogonal to a yaw axis that points toward the centroid of the celestial body about which the satellite orbits. Each pair of antennas are used to derive phase angle and signal strength differences, and these differences are used for deducing a yaw orientation of the satellite about the yaw axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John E. Davis, Henry H. Liao
  • Publication number: 20020177826
    Abstract: A fluid absorbent article for surgical applications includes a top layer including an apertured film having a plurality of apertures formed therein. Each aperture includes a base and an apex with the aperture base oriented in an upper surface of the top layer and the apex positioned a depth below the base and upper surface. An absorbent layer includes an absorbent media positioned to underlie the top layer generally coextensive with the top layer and receive fluids passing through the top layer. The absorbent media is operable for dispersing and containing the fluid within the article. Bases of the apertures have a plurality of generally straight sides and are positioned with respect to the upper surface to present a plurality of different angles to fluid flowing on the upper surface to hinder and divert the fluid so that it more readily passes through the apertures to the absorbent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: John E. Davis, Timothy P. Klonne
  • Publication number: 20020140606
    Abstract: A first pair of antennas are mounted on a satellite spaced along a first axis and a second pair of antennas are spaced along a second axis for receiving signals from another satellite in orbit with the satellite, the first and second axes being orthogonal to a yaw axis that points toward the centroid of the celestial body about which the satellite orbits. Each pair of antennas are used to derive phase angle and signal strength differences, and these differences are used for deducing a yaw orientation of the satellite about the yaw axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John E. Davis, Henry H. Liao
  • Patent number: 6450455
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes dual fields of view including a panoramic field of view spanning 360° in azimuth angle in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the sensor, and a limb-looking field of view non-perpendicular to the axis for viewing the limb of the earth. Both fields of view are imaged onto annular regions of one of more focal plane arrays comprising pixels arranged in a rectangular array of rows and columns. The sensor is used in a method for capturing rate and direction of rotation of a satellite about its axes and for detecting orientation of the satellite about two of its axes. Rate and direction are determined by finding the center of the earth relative to axes of the focal plane array based on the image of the earth limb from the panoramic field of view, and comparing the earth center location at a series of sequential times. The rate and position information are used for stabilizing an initially tumbling satellite after tip-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John E. Davis
  • Publication number: 20020121574
    Abstract: An optical sensor includes dual fields of view including a panoramic field of view spanning 360° in azimuth angle in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the sensor, and a limb-looking field of view non-perpendicular to the axis for viewing the limb of the earth. Both fields of view are imaged onto annular regions of one of more focal plane arrays comprising pixels arranged in a rectangular array of rows and columns. The sensor is used in a method for capturing rate and direction of rotation of a satellite about its axes and for detecting orientation of the satellite about two of its axes. Rate and direction are determined by finding the center of the earth relative to axes of the focal plane array based on the image of the earth limb from the panoramic field of view, and comparing the earth center location at a series of sequential times. The rate and position information are used for stabilizing an initially tumbling satellite after tip-off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John E. Davis
  • Publication number: 20020048691
    Abstract: The data storage media comprises, in a preferred embodiment, a homogenous or non-homogenous plastic substrate that can be formed in situ with the desired surface features disposed thereon on one or both sides, a data storage layer such as a magneto-optic material also on one or both sides, and an optional protective, dielectric, and/or reflective layers. The substrate can have a substantially homogenous, tapered, concave, or convex geometry, with various types and geometries of reinforcement employed to increase stiffness without adversely effecting surface integrity and smoothness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: John E. Davis, Daniel Furlano, Bernard P. Landa, Parfait J.M. Likibi, Thomas P. Feist, Kevin H. Dai, Suresh Subramanian, Ramesh Hariharan, Wit C. Bushko, Kazunao Kubotera, Thomas B. Gorczyca, Joseph T. Woods, Herbert S. Cole
  • Publication number: 20020025408
    Abstract: Embossing methods and the resultant articles are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method for embossing a substrate, comprises: heating a first substrate to a temperature above a glass transition temperature; preheating and maintaining a mold at a mold temperature below the glass transition temperature; introducing the heated substrate to the preheated mold; compressing the heated substrate in the mold; cooling the compressed substrate; and removing the cooled substrate from the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Publication date: February 28, 2002
    Inventor: John E. Davis