Patents by Inventor John Schmidt

John Schmidt 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: 20190294562
    Abstract: A device, which may be a peripheral device or a host computing device, comprises a communication interface, a memory and a processor. The processor is arranged to detect imminent disconnection of a communication link between the peripheral device and the host computing device and in response to detecting the imminent disconnection of the communication link, to trigger a data transfer from the host computing device to the peripheral device via the communication interface. The data transfer defines, at least in part, a fixed output data set which, after disconnection, is output via an output device in the peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tobias Alexander Grosse-Puppendahl, James William Scott, Stephen Edward Hodges, John Franciscus Marie Helmes, Nicholas Yen-Cherng Chen, Stuart Alastair Taylor, Pascal Knierim, Josh Fromm, Gavin Wood, Albrecht Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10404532
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments, aspects of the disclosure may provide efficient, effective, and convenient ways of managing network devices. In particular, a client router may connect to an upstream virtual gateway. The virtual gateway may manage a large number of client devices. Each client router may be represented virtually within the gateway as a virtual router. The virtual gateways may be distributed regionally, in order to manage large numbers of client routers and/or to reduce transmission delays. The virtual gateways may be managed by a gateway controller. The gateway controller may be centralized, and perform various configuration functions, such as configurations for hardware, logical networking, or content access policies. In some instances, messages sent between the gateway controller using a first protocol and the client router using a second protocol may be translated by a protocol agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Commnications, LLC
    Inventors: Mani Ramasubramani, Andrea Peiro, Jeffrey Barberio, Kris Bransom, Michael Chen, Weston Schmidt, James Chan, John Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190262465
    Abstract: Provided herein are glucocorticoid receptor agonist immunoconjugates, glucocorticoid receptor agonists, and methods of using the same, e.g., to treat autoimmune or inflammatory diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. MCPHERSON, Adrian D. HOBSON, Martin E. HAYES, Christopher C. MARVIN, Diana SCHMIDT, Wendy WAEGELL, Christian GOESS, Jason Z. OH, Axel HERNANDEZ, Jr., John T. RANDOLPH
  • Publication number: 20190245380
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply adapted to be connected between an AC line and a load, comprising a battery system, an inverter, and a transformer, and a controller. The battery system stores battery power. The inverter is operatively connected to the battery system. The transformer is operatively connected to the AC line, the load, and an inverter winding operatively connected to the inverter. The controller controls the inverter to supply power to the primary winding using battery power stored in the battery system based on a cost value indicative of reduction of life of the battery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jim Heidenreich, Toby Peck, Craig E. Paoli, Peter Schmidt, Greg Thomas, John Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20190242413
    Abstract: A helix amplifier pipe fitting may include an elbow or straight pipe fitting including an expanded helix portion, a plurality of helix vanes at an angle of incidence to the incoming fluid flow to impart rotational velocity on the fluid. A helix amplifier may include a helix discharge amplifier having a tapered canister, a tapered helix portion including a plurality of helix vanes, and a tapered mixing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SOMARAKIS HELIX ELBOW PIPING LLC
    Inventors: PAUL SCHMIDT, JOHN SOMARAKIS
  • Publication number: 20190231270
    Abstract: An physiological measurement device provides a device body having a base, legs extending from the base and an optical housing disposed at ends of the legs opposite the base. An optical assembly is disposed in the housing. The device body is flexed so as to position the housing over a tissue site. The device body is unflexed so as to attach the housing to the tissue site and position the optical assembly to illuminate the tissue site. The optical assembly is configured to transmit optical radiation into tissue site tissue and receive the optical radiation after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow within the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yassir Abdul-Hafiz, Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest, Eugene Mason, John Schmidt, Virginia Thanh Ta
  • Patent number: 10366370
    Abstract: Methods and systems for retrieving and compiling vehicle information from a variety of sources, and assessing circumstances or events based upon the vehicle information. A central entity, such as an insurance provider, may receive the vehicle information and avail information related to a plurality of vehicles to vehicle owners or operators in a single source dashboard. The central entity may assess the vehicle circumstances to determine whether to notify the individuals of an event, such as a vehicle recall or upcoming maintenance, and then generate notifications and communicate the notifications to the individuals. The notifications may enable the individuals to take maintenance, repair, update, and/or other actions to manage the circumstances and potentially avoid situations that may cause unnecessary financial commitments or vehicle damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd Binion, Andrea Lee Rhoades, Steven C. Cielocha, Jessica Shull, Brian Mark Fields, Wayne Louis Cecil, Steven Schmidt, Ronny S. Bryant, Ed Weidmann, Gregory Hayward, Stacey Gorsuch, John Anthony Argenziano, Carol Marie Csanda, Catherine Sue Schwamberger, Courtney Clarke, Christina P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10351149
    Abstract: A lifting device for lifting a rail car includes a frame with a load plate movably disposed thereon and a back plate movably disposed on the frame and coupled to the load plate. The lifting device further includes a first actuator disposed on the frame and operatively coupled to the back plate and at least one second actuator operatively coupled to the load plate such that the first actuator and the at least one second actuator produce forces in first and second directions. Further still, the first actuator and the at least one second actuator move the load plate of the lifting device in a substantially vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mi-Jack Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Lanigan, Sr., Martin C. Conneally, Antonio Carlos Callado Souza, Jason Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10350423
    Abstract: A device configured to deliver and deploy an implantable medical device (IMD) includes a handle assembly and a shaft extending distally therefrom. A device containment housing configured to accommodate the IMD is coupled to the distal region of the shaft. At least one of the shaft and device containment housing includes a compressible region that is configured to compress by an amount that is related to an applied force. The device may include a first position indicator and a second position indicator. An applied force causes the compressible region to compress by an amount that is related to the applied force, causing a change in distance between the first position indicator and the second position indicator and thus providing an indication of the applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Allan Charles Shuros, Shibaji Shome, Brian Soltis, Brian L. Schmidt, Kevin John Stalsberg
  • Publication number: 20190214778
    Abstract: Various connector and sensor assemblies are described. In some embodiments, the connector and sensor assembly comprises a connector and a sensor assembly. The connector can have an opening that has a first surface and second surface that are opposite each other. The connector can have a plurality of retractable electrical connectors that extend from the first surface and a lock structure that is located on the second surface. The sensor assembly is comprised of a body portion and a proximal end. The proximal end has a top side and a bottom side. The top side includes a plurality of electrical contacts that is configured to interact with the plurality of retractable electrical connectors. The bottom side includes a key structure that is configured to interact with the lock structure in the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Scruggs, Ammar Al-Ali, John Schmidt, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz, Benjamin C. Triman, William Jack MacNeish, III
  • Patent number: 10339536
    Abstract: A system and method that uses geo-location and a rules engine to facilitate compliance to federal, state, and local regulations as well as company policies across different jurisdictions that may have different compliance regulations. A mobile workforce may use the techniques herein to manage work assignments, report activities, and to manage and track time. This technology may be used, e.g., in the transportation industry, but is not limited to this industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ENTERPRISE RESOURCES, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Degeneffe, Shaleen Devgun, Stephen John Pauls, Daniel G. Schmidt, Christopher B. Lofgren
  • Publication number: 20190188095
    Abstract: A system can include one or more content distribution sites to provide content to one or more content satellite offices for delivery toward a set of destination devices for display. A content distribution site, of the one or more content distribution sites, can include one or more streamer devices. The one or more streamer devices can be associated with a single spoofed Internet protocol (IP) address. The spoofed IP address can facilitate failover among the one or more streamer devices. The one or more streamer devices can be configured to provide the content toward the set of destination devices using multicast with forward error correction (FEC). A content satellite office, of the one or more content satellite offices, can be configured to subscribe to a multicast group associated with the one or more streamer devices. The multicast group can be associated with the spoofed IP address to facilitate the failover among the one or more streamer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin SHEN, Suri B. MEDAPATI, Walter John SCHMIDT, Sankar SUBRAMANIAN, James F. DIMATTIA
  • Patent number: 10327337
    Abstract: Various sensors and methods of assembling sensors are described. In some embodiments, the sensor assembly includes a first end, a body portion, and a second end. The first end can include a neck portion and a connector portion and the second end can include a flap, a first component, a neck portion, and a second component. A method is also described for sensor folding. The method can include using a circuit with an attached emitter and a detector that is separated by a portion of the circuit. The method can also include folding the portion of the circuit such that a first fold is created through the emitter and folding the portion of the circuit such that a second fold is created such that the first fold and second fold form an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Triman, John Schmidt, Yassir Kamel Abdul-Hafiz, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Publication number: 20190174569
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provides methods, computer program products, and a system for determining a set of potential responders to alert a second party regarding an urgent communication. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to determine if a missed communication placed by a first party to a second party is an urgent communication. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to determine a set of potential responders based, at least in part, on a variety of possible locations of a communication device belonging to the second party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Adam D. Braham, Jason A. Nikolai, John M. Santosuosso, Jeffrey A. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190164539
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system, method, and computer program product for filtering data in an audio stream. Incoming audio is converted into text and analyzed for information of a first type. Based on the detection of information of the first type from a source, a recipient is blocked from receiving the audible information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Schmidt, Adam D. Braham, Jason A. Nikolai, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10302768
    Abstract: A method for facilitating removal of multipath signal interference from light data can comprise illuminating, with an illumination unit, a target with a light source. The illumination unit can be configured to project a high spatial-frequency pattern onto the target in such a way as to redistribute spectral energy to higher frequencies. The method can also comprise acquiring, with a sensor unit, reflected light data reflected from the target. The reflected light data can comprise an array of spatial domain information received from light reflected by the target. Further, the method can comprise processing, with the one or more processors, the reflected light data. The processing applies a high-pass filter within the spatial domain to the reflected light data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Peter Godbaz, Mirko Schmidt, Cyrus S. Bamji
  • Patent number: 10303448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer program products directed to a guidance engine. The guidance engine is configured to query a knowledge base for guidance with respect to a property of a software application. The guidance engine receives a responsive query from the knowledge base that is based on the property. The responsive query informs a user of the guidance engine how to address a vulnerability within the software application by performing a transform with respect to a property of the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Synopsys, Inc.
    Inventors: John Steven, Chris Schmidt, Jordan Tyler Thayer
  • Patent number: 10302104
    Abstract: A helix amplifier pipe fitting may include an elbow or straight pipe fitting including an expanded helix portion, a plurality of helix vanes at an angle of incidence to the incoming fluid flow to impart rotational velocity on the fluid. A helix amplifier may include a helix discharge amplifier having a tapered canister, a tapered helix portion including a plurality of helix vanes, and a tapered mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SOMARAKIS HELIX ELBOW PIPING LLC
    Inventors: Paul Schmidt, John Somarakis
  • Patent number: 10300194
    Abstract: A patient care system is disclosed that includes a medical device such as an infusion pump. The medical device generates a data message containing information such as the status of the therapy being delivered, operating data or both. An alarm generating system assesses the data message from the pump and generates an alarm message if certain conditions established by a first set of rules are met. The alarm message is assessed according to a second set of rules as to whether to suppress the alarm message. The data message contains a required input for both the first and second algorithms. A dispatching system is adapted to forward the alarm message to an alarm destination according to a third set of rules. The alarm destination expresses an alarm upon receipt of the alarm message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Steve Joseph Lindo, Paul John Foryt, Justin Joseph Schmidt, Robert Cousineau, Michael Kremliovsky, Sumant Ramachandra, Anatoly S. Belkin, Gary Mills
  • Patent number: 10292657
    Abstract: An ear sensor provides a sensor body having a base, legs extending from the base and an optical housing disposed at ends of the legs opposite the base. An optical assembly is disposed in the housing. The sensor body is flexed so as to position the housing over a concha site. The sensor body is unflexed so as to attach the housing to the concha site and position the optical assembly to illuminate the concha site. The optical assembly is configured to transmit optical radiation into concha site tissue and receive the optical radiation after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow within the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yassir Abdul-Hafiz, Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest, Eugene Mason, John Schmidt, Virginia Thanh Ta