Patents by Inventor Kenneth L. Davis

Kenneth L. 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: 20200070017
    Abstract: A golf club head comprising at least one part manufactured via a metal injection molding process, and attached to another part of the golf club head via electrical resistance welding or electrical resistance brazing, is disclosed herein. The present invention is also directed to a method of making said golf club head, the method comprising the steps of providing a first golf club head part made from a first metal material, metal injection molding a second golf club head part from a second, different metal material, and electrical resistance welding or electrical resistance brazing the second golf club head part to the first golf club head part to form a combined part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph R. Aplin, Patrick C. Davis, Matthew R. Daraskavich, Joshua D. Westrum, Scott Manwaring, Kenneth E. Meacham, Catherine L. Ingbar, Justin Kuhar
  • Patent number: 7620904
    Abstract: The invention includes computer instructions that operate to receive an indication of an association between an identifier and a geometry piece of a mechanical design. The association is stored in response to the received indication. The instructions further operate to determine if at least one of the identifier and the geometry piece is selected. Upon determining that at least one of the identifier and the geometry piece is selected, the instructions operate to automatically generate and display a leader between the geometry piece and the identifier to visually denote the association between the identifier and the geometry piece. As a result, an improved way of generating and maintaining associations between identifiers and geometry pieces of a mechanical design, including automatic modification of leader termination on the mechanical design, is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Anthony L. McCarty
  • Patent number: 7222295
    Abstract: The invention includes computer instructions that detect a cursor in a proximity of a geometry piece of a mechanical design having multimedia associated with the geometry piece. Once the cursor is detected, the instructions automatically generate an icon associated with the geometry piece for accessing the associated multimedia. As a result, CAD model information is conveyed utilizing multimedia associated with one or more geometry pieces of the CAD model. In one embodiment, the computer instructions are part of a mechanical design software application. In one embodiment, the mechanical software application including the computer instructions is embodied in a distribution storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L Davis
  • Patent number: 7088360
    Abstract: The invention includes computer instructions that operate to receive a request to generate an identifier in a computer aided design (CAD) application. Additionally, the instructions operate to determine if an input corresponds to a predetermined shape for the identifier, the input being a single variable input. Then, the instructions operate to generate the identifier with the predetermined shape based at least in part on the input. As a result, an improved way of generating geometric shapes for identifiers is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, William E. Bogan
  • Patent number: 7086028
    Abstract: The invention includes computer instructions that operate to receive an indication of a modification of a design, the design being displayed as part of a drawing within a computer aided design (CAD) environment. Responsive to the received indication, the computer instructions operate to automatically generate and display design change information of the design on the drawing, based at least in part on the received indication. As a result, design change information is advantageously automatically generated and displayed responsive to receiving an indication of a modification in design facilitating simplified conveying and tracking of design change information on a drawing within a CAD environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Roger F. Klemm
  • Patent number: 6993401
    Abstract: The invention includes computer instructions that access a computer aided design (CAD) model information corresponding to a CAD model. Once the CAD model information is accessed, the computer instructions operate to determine a time value corresponding to the CAD model information based at least upon a complexity value associated with the CAD model. The determined time value facilitates scheduling for completion of the CAD model. As a result, a design schedule utilizing solid model information is determined. In one embodiment, the computer instructions are part of a mechanical design software application. In one embodiment, the mechanical software application, including the computer instructions, is embodied in a distribution storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Davis
  • Patent number: 6629093
    Abstract: The invention includes computer instructions that operate to facilitate a search for computer aided design (CAD) model information, and to determine if one or more features defining the CAD model information are received. Once one or more features are received, the instructions search through a number of files, based at least upon the received one or more features defining the CAD model information. Once the CAD model information searched for is located, the instructions operate to retrieve the CAD model information from one or more of the number of files searched, based at least upon the received one or more inputs for defining one or more features of the CAD model information. In one embodiment, the computer instructions are part of a mechanical design software application. In one embodiment, the mechanical software application including the computer instructions is embodied in a distribution storage medium. As a result, desired CAD model information is efficiently searched for and retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Ruth E. Steed, Amy B. Wagreich
  • Publication number: 20030135557
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention provide a method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for distributing design document changes. A representation (e.g., an extensible markup language [XML] representation) of a revision block of a design document is captured. The revision block documents a history of changes to the design document. Once captured, the representation is distributed via a network service to consumers, document management utilities, and/or a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20030025729
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention provide a method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for displaying a markup of a graphical image. A first client receives an identification of a second client to participate in a chat session. A graphical image is displayed on the first client where a command is selected to markup the graphical image. In response to the command, markup information is stored in a markup file. Such markup information comprises a markup entity, a source reference that identifies the graphical image, and an orientation that indicates how the graphical image should be displayed with regard to the markup entity. The markup file is transmitted across the network to the second client through the chat session, wherein the markup entity is caused to be displayed in the orientation on the graphical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20020188630
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the invention provide a method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for annotating a sequence of images. A frame comprises one or more images. A sequence of such frames to be consecutively displayed on a display device is obtained. Annotation information that includes an identification of a frame, an annotation, and a location on the identified frame to display the annotation is obtained. One or more of the sequence of frames are displayed until the identified frame is displayed. When the identified frame is displayed, the display sequence is paused and the annotation is displayed at the specified location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Davis
  • Patent number: 6035848
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for an oven or range that allows a door to be attached to the cooking chamber, locked in place and removed as desired. The hinge assembly includes a hanger mounted to the door and a locking arm mounted to the hanger. The oven or range chamber has at least one pin for receiving a channel on the hanger. When the locking arm is pivoted to an unlocked position with the hanger channel open, the hanger can receive or disengage the pin. When the locking arm is pivoted to an unlocked position with the hanger channel closed, the pin is trapped and the door is secured to the cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Ray, Kenneth L. Davis, Jeffrey H. Stachowski
  • Patent number: 6002148
    Abstract: A silicon carbide MESFET (10) is formed to have a source (21) and a drain (22) that are self-aligned to a gate (16) of the MESFET (10). The gate (16) is formed to have a T-shaped structure with a gate-to-source spacer (18) and gate-to-drain spacer (19) along each side of a base of the gate (16). The gate (16) is used as a mask for implanting dopants to form the source (21) and drain (22). A laser annealing is performed after the implantation to activate the dopants. Because the laser annealing is a low temperature operation, the gate (16) is not detrimentally affected during the annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Weitzel, Karen E. Moore, Kenneth L. Davis
  • Patent number: 5928543
    Abstract: The invention is a cooktop having a heating element that is locked in place and held in place by a biasing force to eliminate the rattle of the heating element during normal use and the dislodgement of the heating element during shipping. The heating element comprises a heating coil which is supported on a spider having multiple legs. The heating coils has two terminals which are connected to a receptacle block in the cooktop. The spider has a nose formed on the end of the legs. A biasing device is positioned between the cooktop and the heating coil, preferably a spring mounted to the electrical terminals and abutting the cooktop. The biasing device biases the nose of the spider into a keyway formed in the cooktop to wedge the nose into a locking position relative to the cooktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Donald L. Eirich
  • Patent number: 5885860
    Abstract: A silicon carbide MESFET (10) is formed to have a source (21) and a drain (22) that are self-aligned to a gate (16) of the MESFET (10). The gate (16) is formed to have a T-shaped structure with a gate-to-source spacer (18) and gate-to-drain spacer (19) along each side of a base of the gate (16). The gate (16) is used as a mask for implanting dopants to form the source (21) and drain (22). A laser annealing is performed after the implantation to activate the dopants. Because the laser annealing is a low temperature operation, the gate (16) is not detrimentally affected during the annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Weitzel, Karen E. Moore, Kenneth L. Davis
  • Patent number: 5881710
    Abstract: The invention is an oven door construction and assembly in which the oven door construction and its part count are greatly reduced and simplified as is the method of assembly in the door. The door is assembled by placing interior door elements on an inner liner and using the hinges of the door to compressively mount the interior door elements to the liner to thereby eliminate a great number of fasteners typically used in this type of door construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Keith Ray
  • Patent number: 5635732
    Abstract: A silicon carbide LOCOS vertical MOSFET formed on a silicon carbide substrate with portions of epitaxial layers defining the various transistor regions, rather than defining the regions with implants and diffusion. Because of the low diffusion rate in silicon carbide, the LOCOS operation can be performed after the doped epitaxial layers are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Charles E. Weitzel
  • Patent number: 5451797
    Abstract: A silicon carbide vertical MOSFET formed on a silicon carbide substrate with portions of epitaxial layers defining the various transistor electrodes, rather than defining the electrodes with implants and diffusion. An opening is formed in some of the epitaxial layers and a conductive layer is formed therein to electrically connect a drain contact on the rear of the substrate to the components on the front of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Charles E. Weitzel, Neal J. Mellen
  • Patent number: 5399887
    Abstract: A modulation doped field effect transistor (10) is formed to have a drain (28, 12, 11) that is vertically displaced from the source (16, 17) and channel (20, 21) regions. The transistor (10) has the source (16, 17), channel (20, 21) and a portion of the drain (28) arranged laterally so that current (27) flows from the source (16, 17) laterally to the drain (28, 12, 11). A heterojunction layer (18) on the channel region (20, 21) facilitates forming a two dimensional electron gas in the channel (20, 21) region which provides the transistor (10) with a high transconductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Weitzel, Neal Mellen, Kenneth L. Davis, Paige Holm
  • Patent number: 5399515
    Abstract: A silicon carbide LOCOS vertical MOSFET formed on a silicon carbide substrate with portions of epitaxial layers defining the various transistor electrodes, rather than defining the electrodes with implants and diffusion. Because of the low diffusion rate in silicon carbide, the LOCOS operation can be performed after the doped epitaxial layers are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Charles E. Weitzel
  • Patent number: 5397717
    Abstract: A silicon carbide vertical MOSFET formed on a silicon carbide substrate with portions of epitaxial layers defining the various transistor electrodes, rather than defining the electrodes with implants and diffusion. An opening is formed in some of the epitaxial layers and a conductive layer is formed therein to electrically connect a drain contact on the rear of the substrate to the components on the front of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Davis, Charles E. Weitzel, Neal J. Mellen