Patents by Inventor John Edwards

John 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: 20200169608
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software described herein provide enhancements for the deployment of applications in an airborne and spaceborne system. In one implementation, when an application is to be deployed to the system, the system identifies a subset of physical nodes with sensor data associated with the application. Once identified, the system determines accessibility data for the physical nodes of the system to access the sensor data associated with the application and deploys the application to at least one physical node based on the accessibility data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Vector Launch Inc.
    Inventors: Senthilkumar Narayanasamy, John Edward Metzger, Shaun B. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20200163770
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly. The pump assembly includes a pump bulb, a valve body, a push valve movably coupled to the valve body, a first fluid port, and a second fluid port. The push valve includes a movable valve element configured to move between an inflation position and a deflation position within a bore of the valve body. The movable valve element in the inflation position defines a fluid passageway through the bore to transfer fluid from the pump bulb to the second fluid port. The movable valve element, when moved to the deflation position, is configured to change the fluid passageway through the bore to transfer fluid from the second fluid port to the first fluid port such that the pump bulb is bypassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Ryan Earl Fredrick, Mark Edward DiLoreto, John Anders Bostrom
  • Publication number: 20200169927
    Abstract: A wireless network may provide system information by either a fixed periodic broadcast or broad-beam transmission or in response to a request by a user equipment (UE). The wireless network may broadcast (or broad-beam transmit) a signal that indicates to the UEs within a cell or zone coverage area that system information is to be transmitted on a fixed periodic schedule or in response to a request sent by one or more UEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Tingfang Ji, Naga Bhushan, Gavin Bernard Horn, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Wei Zeng
  • Publication number: 20200169035
    Abstract: An electrical plug and receptacle relying on magnetic force from an electromagnet to maintain contact are disclosed. The plug and receptacle can be used as part of a power adapter for connecting an electronic device, such as a laptop computer, to a power supply. The plug includes electrical contacts, which are preferably biased toward corresponding contacts on the receptacle. The plug and receptacle each have a magnetic element. The magnetic element on one of the plug or receptacle can be a magnet or ferromagnetic material. The magnetic element on the other of the plug or receptacle is an electromagnet. When the plug and receptacle are brought into proximity, the magnetic attraction between the electromagnet magnet and its complement, whether another magnet or a ferromagnetic material, maintains the contacts in an electrically conductive relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Mark Edward Doutt, Bartley K. Andre, Kanye Lim, John C. DiFonzo, Jean-Marc Gery
  • Patent number: 10663422
    Abstract: A detection apparatus and method arranged to detect defects within a flexible pipe at least partially surrounded by seawater. The detection apparatus comprises a seawater electrode, an impedance monitor and a processor. The seawater electrode is arranged to be in contact with seawater surrounding at least part of a flexible pipe. The impedance monitor is arranged to measure the impedance between a metallic structural component of the flexible pipe extending at least partially along the length of the flexible pipe and the seawater electrode in response to an electrical test signal applied to the seawater electrode. The processor is arranged to determine the distance from the seawater electrode to a pipe defect electrically connecting the metallic structural component to seawater using the measured impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: John Cross McNab, Geoffrey Stephen Graham, Philip Michael Hunter Nott, Phillip Edward Harley, William James Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10661918
    Abstract: A spacecraft includes a plurality of deployable module elements, at least one of the deployable module elements including a robotic manipulator, the spacecraft being reconfigurable from a launch configuration to an on-orbit configuration. In the launch configuration, the deployable module elements are disposed in a launch vehicle in a first arrangement. In the on-orbit configuration, the deployable module elements are disposed in a second configuration. The spacecraft is self-assembled by the robotic manipulator reconfiguring the spacecraft from the launch configuration, through a transition configuration, to the on-orbit configuration. The deployable module elements may be in a stacked arrangement in the launch configuration and may be in a side-by-side arrangement in the on-orbit configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Erik Schwarz, Robert Edward Helmer, Paul Anthony Briggs, John Douglas Lymer, Alfred Heikal Tadros, Andrew E. Turner
  • Patent number: 10660802
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent article which is prefastened by the manufacturer and refastenable by the wearer of the absorbent article. The method can include fastening the side panels of an absorbent article in which the side panels of the absorbent article are of different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Tim G. Dollevoet, Timothy L. Smith, Andrew Edward Neubauer, Bradley A. Colvin, Cole W. Poole, John Dibb
  • Patent number: 10662847
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling engine start/stop operations based at least in part on considerations relating to the thermal management of an exhaust gas after-treatment system. A control system may monitor and/or predict conditions and/or properties of the after-treatment system, including conditions related to the thermal management of a selective catalytic reduction system and the properties of an exhaust gas stream that has been released from an internal combustion engine and into the after-treatment system. Such conditions may be evaluated in determining whether the thermal management of the after-treatment system is at, or will be in, a condition that may accommodate a start/stop operation of the internal combustion engine with minimal, if any, adverse impact on the thermal management of the after-treatment system. Such an evaluation may, in at least certain situations, provide at least a consideration as to whether to de-activate or activate start/stop operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Erik L. Piper, Robert Edward Cochran, John P. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20200156063
    Abstract: Instruments, systems, and methods for measuring optical density of microbiological samples are provided. In particular, optical density instruments providing improved safety, efficiency, comfort, and convenience are provided. Such optical density instruments include a handheld portion and a base station. The optical density instruments may be used in systems and methods for measuring optical density of biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Perry D. STAMM, Joel Patrick HARRISON, Gregory R. MAES, Jeffrey Edward PRICE, Jack R. HOFFMANN, JR., John Kenneth KORTE, Daniel Joseph PINGEL, Walter J. CLYNES, Sean Gregory FURMAN, Leonard H. SCHLEICHER, Christopher George KOCHER, Brian David PETERSON, Jacky S. YAM
  • Publication number: 20200163075
    Abstract: An apparatus may utilize an air interface to transmit and/or receive a transmission during a first TTI that includes a second set of data overriding a first set of data scheduled for transmission during the first TTI. The air interface may further be utilized to transmit and/or receive a transmission during one or more additional TTIs that includes a third set of data in a data portion of a subframe, and a control channel that is at least partially embedded in the data portion. The control channel may include an override indicator configured to indicate that the first set of data scheduled for transmission during the first TTI is overridden by the second set of data having the higher priority. The override indicator may be transmitted after the second set of data is transmitted. The one or more additional TTIs may be after the first TTI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Krishna Kiran MUKKAVILLI, Jing JIANG, Tingfang JI, Jamie Menjay LIN, Joseph Binamira SORIAGA, John Edward SMEE
  • Publication number: 20200155266
    Abstract: Sterilisation apparatus comprising a sterilisation instrument configured inserted through the instrument channel of a surgical scoping device and a withdrawal device for withdrawing the sterilisation instrument from the instrument channel predetermined rate. The sterilisation instrument comprises an elongate probe having probe tip with a first electrode and a second electrode arranged to produce an electric field from received RF and/or microwave frequency EM energy. In operation the instrument may disinfect an inner surface of the instrument channel by emitting energy whilst being withdrawn through the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Louis TURNER, Patrick BURN, Sandra SWAIN, Julian Mark EBBUTT, Simon MEADOWCROFT, George Christian ULLRICH, David Edward WEBB, John BISHOP
  • Publication number: 20200158247
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The pump assembly includes a valve body, a pump bulb, and a deflation mode actuator. The valve body includes a bi-directional valve configured to move from an inflation position to a deflation position in response to an activation of the deflation mode actuator. The bi-directional valve in the inflation position is configured to open a fluid passageway in the valve body to transfer fluid from the pump bulb to the inflatable member. The bi-directional valve in the deflation position is configured to open a fluid passageway in the valve body to transfer fluid from the inflatable member to the fluid reservoir that bypasses the pump bulb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Ryan Earl Fredrick, Mark Edward DiLoreto, John Anders Bostrom, Jessica Elizabeth Felton, Thomas Andrew Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20200155318
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes a fluid reservoir configured to hold fluid, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly configured to transfer the fluid between the fluid reservoir and the inflatable member. The pump assembly includes a valve body having one or more valves, and an outer protective casing disposed over the valve body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, Ryan Earl Fredrick, Mark Edward DiLoreto, John Anders Bostrom
  • Publication number: 20200158961
    Abstract: A grating coupler reflector (retro reflector) is formed within a photonics chip and includes a vertical scattering region, an optical waveguide, and a reflector. The optical waveguide is optically coupled to the vertical scattering region. The reflector is positioned at an end of the optical waveguide. The reflector is configured to reflect light that propagates through the optical waveguide from the vertical scattering region back toward the vertical scattering region. The location of the grating coupler reflector on the photonics chip is determinable by scanning a light emitting active optical fiber over the chip and detecting when light is reflected back into the active optical fiber from the grating coupler reflector. The determined location of the grating coupler reflector on the photonics chip is usable as a reference location for aligning optical fiber(s) to corresponding optical grating couplers on the photonics chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: John Fini, Roy Edward Meade, Derek Van Orden, Forrest Sedgwick
  • Patent number: 10659090
    Abstract: A process transmitter includes a circuit producing a plurality of digital values representing magnitudes for an analog signal and a filter receiving the plurality of digital values and producing a plurality of filtered digital values. Output analog circuitry in the process transmitter is configured to receive the filtered digital values and output an analog signal on a communication channel of the process transmitter. The output analog circuitry has a transfer function and the filter has a transfer function. The transfer function of the filter at least partially offsets the transfer function of the output analog circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventor: John Edward Rodeheffer
  • Patent number: 10653824
    Abstract: Various systems and methods relating to two-dimensional materials such as graphene. A membrane include a cross-linked graphene platelet polymer that includes a plurality of cross-linked graphene platelets. The cross-linked graphene platelets include a graphene portion and a cross-linking portion. The cross-linking portion contains a 4 to 10 atom link. The cross-linked graphene platelet polymer is produced by reaction of an epoxide functionalized graphene platelet and a (meth)acrylate or (meth)acrylamide functionalized cross-linker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Peter V. Bedworth, Steven Edward Bullock, Sarah M. Simon, Steven W. Sinton, John B. Stetson, Jr., Jacob L. Swett, Scott E. Heise
  • Patent number: 10659209
    Abstract: A system and method for low latency acknowledgements includes a first communication unit receiving a data message from a second communication unit on a data channel, decoding the data message, and transmitting, in response to the decoding, an acknowledgement signal on a control channel to the second communication unit. The acknowledgement signal has a partially decodable structure. Transmitting the acknowledgement signal further includes transmitting multiple repetitions of a same time domain waveform during one symbol period. In some embodiments, transmitting the acknowledgement signal further transmitting K repetitions of a same time domain waveform with a frequency domain characteristic consisting of one non-zero tone for every K tones, K being a positive integer. In some embodiments, the acknowledgement signal is processable by the second communication unit using a first N out of the K repetitions, N being a positive integer less than K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Jiang, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10653236
    Abstract: A method (500) for calibrating a pressure sensor (28) of an oral cleaning device (10). The method comprises the steps of: providing an oral cleaning device comprising a body portion (12), an elongated member (14, 720) extending from the body portion and comprising a head (16, 770), a pressure sensor (28) configured to obtain a measurement of a force applied to the head by the user during a cleaning session, and a processor (32) configured to receive, from the pressure sensor, the measurement of force applied to the head; obtaining a non-zero load calibration parameter; and calibrating, by the processor using the non-zero load calibration parameter, the measurement of force received from the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Martin John Edwards, Toon Hardeman
  • Patent number: 10660009
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to linkage of packet transmissions for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) in new radio (NR). A method for wireless communications that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes receiving a current transmission of a packet; determining, based on the current packet transmission, one or more previous transmissions of the packet occurred and at least one parameter associated with the one or more previous transmissions; and combining the current packet transmission with the previous transmissions based, at least in part, on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji, Peter Gaal, Chong Li, Chih Ping Li, Hao Xu, John Edward Smee
  • Publication number: 20200154444
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods associated with interference aware sounding reference signals are provided. A method for wireless communication includes receiving, at a wireless communication device in communication with a first base station, an interfering signal from a second base station (or others); determining, at the wireless communication device, a spatial direction of the interfering signal; and transmitting, with the wireless communication device, a signal to the first base station based on the spatial direction of the interfering signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Naga Bhushan, Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee