Patents by Inventor John Walker

John Walker 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: 11072122
    Abstract: A system and method for manufacturing objects in an automated fashion to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of manufacturing technologies. The system may be comprised of one or more web-accessible servers, one or more clients that may communicate with the server, and one or more manufacturing apparatuses that may communicate with one or more clients or servers. The server turns designs into manufacturing instructions using user-specified settings and databases of manufacturing parameters for particular apparatuses and/or manufacturing methods. The system may facilitate communication and revision of designs, manufacturing parameters, or manufacturing instructions between the user and the owner or operator of the manufacturing apparatus. The client may facilitate communication between the server and manufacturing apparatus, may monitor the manufacturing apparatus, and may be physically internal or external to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Walker, John Feusi
  • Patent number: 11072906
    Abstract: This description provides an autonomous or semi-autonomous excavation vehicle that is capable of navigating through a dig site and carrying out an excavation routine using a system of sensors physically mounted to the excavation vehicle. The sensors collect any one or more of spatial, imaging, measurement, and location data representing the status of the excavation vehicle and its surrounding environment. Based on the collected data, the excavation vehicle executes instructions to carry out an excavation routine. The excavation vehicle is also able to carry out numerous other tasks, such as checking the volume of excavated earth in an excavation tool, and helping prepare a digital terrain model of the site as part of a process for creating the excavation routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Built Robotics Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Austen Ready-Campbell, Andrew Xiao Liang, Linus Page Chou, Edward Stephen Walker, Jr., Christian John Wawrzonek, Cyrus McMann Ready-Campbell
  • Patent number: 11070675
    Abstract: A method and device are presented for delivering a voicemail message to a voicemail system associated with a user device. A first session initiation protocol (SIP) session may be initiated with a first SIP server. Upon receiving a provisional response from the first SIP server, a second SIP session may be initiated with a second SIP server. A response indicating that a call has been successfully established using either the first SIP session or the second SIP session is received. The SIP session in which the call was not established is terminated. Audio from the voicemail system received via the SIP session in which the call was established is analyzed to determine when the voicemail system may receive the voicemail message. The voicemail message is transmitted to the voicemail system via the SIP session in which the call was established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNIFY TELECOM, LLC
    Inventors: Lauro Ruiz, Jonathan Walker, John Oesterle, Kris Droge
  • Publication number: 20210173365
    Abstract: A method for analytics in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is described. Operation of an air-handling unit in an HVAC system is measured, including fan speed, pressure, power input, and flow. The measurements are transmitted to a processor, which analyzes the operation of the air-handling unit. The analysis includes optimizing a heuristic model of air handling in the HVAC system based on a combination of two or more of the fan speed, pressure, power input, or flow, and determining, based on the optimized heuristic model, a diversity from a fan flow set point and a fan designed maximum flow. A display presents an indication of a mismatch of a fan with a space based on the diversity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Osman Ahmed, Robert J. Cowan, Robertito Raymundo, James John Walker
  • Publication number: 20210166585
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating printed tags for use in connection with a heated food item placed into a hot holding unit. System components may include a user interface, a printer, and a controller. The controller is programmed to instruct the user interface to display a prompt for an operator to input information identifying one or more characteristics of a food item positioned within or to be placed into a hot holding unit. The controller receives the information from the user interface and instructs the printer to generate a tag identifying the food item and the time at which the food item is to be removed from the hot holding unit and discarded. The tag may include a display area to display the printed information and a support area with a slit that allows the tag to be supported by a rack of the hot holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Duckett, Stephen John Walker, Karen L. Euse, Jayne Blair
  • Patent number: 10950145
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating printed tags for use in connection with a heated food item placed into a hot holding unit. System components may include a user interface, a printer, and a controller. The controller is programmed to instruct the user interface to display a prompt for an operator to input information identifying one or more characteristics of a food item positioned within or to be placed into a hot holding unit. The controller receives the information from the user interface and instructs the printer to generate a tag identifying the food item and the time at which the food item is to be removed from the hot holding unit and discarded. The tag may include a display area to display the printed information and a support area with a slit that allows the tag to be supported by a rack of the hot holding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Duckett, Stephen John Walker, Karen L. Euse, Jayne Blair
  • Patent number: 10935944
    Abstract: Methods for modeling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are described. A heuristic model of air handling in a HVAC system is optimized by a server based on measurements from outdoor sensors, from building space sensors, plant sensors, and sensors for the air handling. Settings of the air handling in the HVAC system are determined by the server from the model as optimized and transmitted to the HVAC system. The heuristic model may be optimized by indicating a mismatch of a fan with a space based on a diversity from a fan flow set point and a fan designed maximum flow; identifying a rogue zone or a critical zone of air handling units based on a number of actuator re-positioning, box pressures, and box flow; and/or determining a coupling of a coupled zone operation with temperature, flow, or temperature and flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Osman Ahmed, Robert J. Cowan, Robertito Raymundo, James John Walker
  • Publication number: 20200366706
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a security auditing component obtains a solution set that is based upon a security audit of an enterprise network, the solution set characterizing a set of solutions associated with a set of security issues associated with one or more assets of the enterprise network, detects that the solution set can be condensed into a condensed solution set that mitigates the set of security issues to the same degree as the solution set, the detection being based at least in part upon (i) one or more rules applied to one or more solution texts and/or (ii) asset-specific metadata and/or (iii) static metadata, and condenses, based on the detecting, the solution set into the condensed solution set by combining two or more subsets of related solutions and/or filtering the solution set to remove one or more subsets of redundant or superseded solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Katherine Alice SEXTON, Nicholas MILES, Nicholas POUVESLE, Renaud DERAISON, Clint MERRILL, John WALKER, Charles Joseph BACON
  • Publication number: 20200315497
    Abstract: An apparatus, and the method of using it, comprising one, or more, electronic sensors attached to a part(s) of a human or animal's body. The patient then performs an activity, or has an activity performed on them, and the results of the measured parameters are recorded by the sensor and processed, or downloaded and processed. The sensor may include a range of instrumentation, e.g. accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, force sensors, etc. to record positions (in the X, Y and Z planes), movements, angular movements, forces, stresses in bones/joints, etc. The use of the apparatus and method are appropriate to medical treatments, and perfecting sporting or dancing techniques and the results are processed to give the clinician or coach appropriate information to improve the problem being addressed. Methods for measuring lateral angular movement of hinged joints and spinal extension are taught.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Alan Chamberlain, Alison Marshall, Nigel John Walker, Stephen Aubrey Clark, Timothy James Barry
  • Publication number: 20200293274
    Abstract: A framework for generating and presenting verbal command suggestions to facilitate discoverability of commands capable of being understood and support users exploring available commands. A target associated with a direct-manipulation input is received from a user via a multimodal user interface. A set of operations relevant to the target is selected and verbal command suggestions relevant to the selected set of operations and the determined target are generated. At least a portion of the generated verbal command suggestions is provided for presentation in association with the multimodal user interface in one of three interface variants: one that presents command suggestions as a list, one that presents command suggestions using contextual overlay windows, and one that presents command suggestions embedded within the interface. Each of the proposed interface variants facilitates user awareness of verbal commands that are capable of being executed and teaches users how available verbal commands can be invoked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Lubomira Dontcheva, Arjun Srinivasan, Seth John Walker, Eytan Adar
  • Patent number: 10746328
    Abstract: There is provided a breech lock coupling for coupling riser sections together. The breech lock coupling may be used non-pre-loaded or pre-loaded according to the user's preferences. In addition, the breech lock coupling may be disassembled for inspection and maintenance and reassembled. A locking ring secures two coupling components together. The coupling components may be attached to opposite ends of the riser sections, such as via welding. The locking ring may be pre-attached to the first coupling component for easy storage and fast assembly. Assembly of the riser may be accomplished by inserting the second coupling component into the locking ring and the first coupling component, then rotating the locking ring with respect to the second component. Furthermore, the coupling may be pre-loaded by tightening fasteners on the locking ring to provide a more stable coupling. Unlike with traditional riser couplings, the pre-load fasteners may be tightened via hand-held tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen John Walker, David J. McWhorter
  • Patent number: 10701431
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein facilitate virtual reality (VR) video playback using handheld controller gestures. More specifically, jog and shuttle gestures are associated with controller rotations that can be tracked once a triggering event is detected (e.g., pressing and holding a controller play button). A corresponding jog or shuttle command can be initialized when the VR controller rotates more than a defined angular threshold in an associated rotational direction (e.g., yaw, pitch, roll). For example, the jog gesture can be associated with changes in controller yaw, and the shuttle gesture can be associated with changes in controller pitch. Subsequent controller rotations can be mapped to playback adjustments for a VR video, such as a frame adjustment for a jog gesture and a playback speed adjustment for the shuttle gesture. Corresponding visualizations of available gestures and progress bars can be generated or otherwise triggered to facilitate efficient VR video playback control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph DiVerdi, Seth John Walker, Brian David Williams
  • Patent number: 10649165
    Abstract: A flat drop cable has notches or other structures for enhancing the stripability of the jacket from a core of the flat drop cable. The notches can have an angled configuration with surfaces that converge as the notches extend into the jacket. Inner edges, or rounded valleys, at the bottoms of the notches can be positioned along a tear path that intersects the core of the flat drop cable at an angle relative to a major axis of the flat drop cable. For example, the notches can be offset from a minor axis of the flat drop cable a sufficient distance such that the notches are positioned outside a central boundary region that extends tangent to sides of the core and parallel to a minor axis of the flat drop cable. The shoulders of the notches, where the notches transition to an outer jacket wall, may also include a radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Norin Paul Pausan, David John Walker, Kevin Vincent Bate
  • Patent number: 10534682
    Abstract: Diagnostic operations upon a target apparatus 2 having a target transaction master 8 which initiates memory transactions with one or more target transaction slaves 12, 14, 16 are provided by halting operation of the target transaction master 8 while permitting continued operation within the target apparatus 2 of at least some of the target transaction slaves 12, 14, 16. Opening state data representing an operating state of the target transaction master 8 is transferred to a model transaction master 32. Further operation of the target transaction master 8 is emulated using the model transaction master 32 using the opening state data. Diagnostic operations are performed upon the model transaction master 32. When the model transaction master 32 emulates initiation of a memory transaction with a memory address mapped to one of the target transaction slaves 12, 14, 16, this initiates the memory transaction to be performed with the target apparatus 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Robert John Walker, Anthony Russell Armitstead
  • Publication number: 20200004214
    Abstract: Methods for modeling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are described. A heuristic model of air handling in a HVAC system is optimized by a server based on measurements from outdoor sensors, from building space sensors, plant sensors, and sensors for the air handling. Settings of the air handling in the HVAC system are determined by the server from the model as optimized and transmitted to the HVAC system. The heuristic model may be optimized by indicating a mismatch of a fan with a space based on a diversity from a fan flow set point and a fan designed maximum flow; identifying a rogue zone or a critical zone of air handling units based on a number of actuator re-positioning, box pressures, and box flow; and/or determining a coupling of a coupled zone operation with temperature, flow, or temperature and flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Osman Ahmed, Robert J. Cowan, Robertito Raymundo, James John Walker
  • Publication number: 20190346648
    Abstract: A cable includes an inner core. In one embodiment, the inner core includes at least one optical fiber, plural flaccid strength members, such as aramid yarns, and at least one rigid strength member, such as one or more GRP rods. A jacket surrounds the inner core. The jacket has an undulating thickness which results in plural projections formed on an outer surface of the jacket, extending along the length of the cable. In a first embodiment, the at least one optical fiber is centrally located within the inner core and surrounded by a buffer tube, which is surrounded by plural GRP rods. In other embodiments, the at least one optical fiber is centrally located within the inner core and located within a channel formed in a single GRP rod or located within a buffer tube, which is placed in the channel formed in the single GRP rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Norin Paul Pausan, David John Walker, Amjed M S Abbas
  • Patent number: 10386800
    Abstract: Using information available from the controller or controllers of air-handling units, a remote server uses a heuristic model to determine settings for the air-handling units. Rather than just using rules for each air-handling unit, a model-based solution determines the settings. The model is used to optimize operation of the air distribution. In additional or alternative embodiments, measurements are gathered and used to derive analytics. The measurements may include data not otherwise used for rule-based control of the air handling unit. The analytics are used to predict needs, as inputs to the modeling, identify problems, and/or identify opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Osman Ahmed, Robert J. Cowan, James John Walker, Robertito Raymundo
  • Publication number: 20190248517
    Abstract: An exploration method includes: a step of exploring a natural resource on a satellite, a minor planet, or a planet; a step of acquiring the natural resource detected by the exploration; and a step of storing the acquired natural resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi HAKAMADA, Takahiro NAKAMURA, John WALKER, Toshiro SHIMIZU, Toshiki TANAKA, Daisuke FURUTOMO, Yu KUDO, Kiyona MIYAMOTO, Daishi MATSUKURA, Mohamed RAGAB, Abdelkader HAOUCHINE, Damien HAIKAL, Chit Hong YAM, Julian Jakub GRAMATYKA
  • Publication number: 20190248515
    Abstract: A first step of propelling a transport ship from a low earth orbit or a geostationary transfer orbit to a targeted orbit or a destination with electric propulsion is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi HAKAMADA, Takahiro NAKAMURA, Toshiki TANAKA, Daisuke FURUTOMO, John WALKER, Mohamed RAGAB, Daishi MATSUKURA, Abdelkader HAOUCHINE, Damien HAIKAL, Chit Hong YAM, Julian Jakub GRAMATYKA
  • Patent number: D926121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Nelson Bonilla, Jason Walker, Matthew Lawson, David Peck, John Brower, Kenny Padro, Athanasios Diakomis, Michael Esposito, Michael Salvietti