Patents by Inventor Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee 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: 20200330807
    Abstract: A sprinkler assembly includes a fire protection sprinkler and a push-to-connect-rotate-to-release (PCRR) fitting. The fire protection sprinkler has a body defining an inlet and an outlet, a deflector spaced from the outlet, the body having an outer encasing surface surrounding a first longitudinal axis, the outer encasing surface including a seal member disposed about the encasing surface and a helical surface between the deflector and the seal member. The PCRR fitting includes a tubular member with a first end, a second end, an exterior surface, and an inner surface defining an internal conduit extending along a second longitudinal axis, the body received in the internal conduit such that the first longitudinal axis is axially aligned with the second longitudinal axis, the inner surface including a sealing surface portion circumscribed about the second longitudinal axis. The gripper ring is disposed along the inner surface and in contact with the helical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Manuel R. Silva, Jr., Kevin W. Pressnell, Steven Lee Shields, Gary J. Luiz
  • Patent number: 10813252
    Abstract: A data center may include a tape library rack module along with rack computer systems. The rack computer systems may be configured to provide computing capacity within a data center environment. In some embodiments, the tape library rack module may include an enclosure encompassing an interior of the tape library rack module, a rack within the interior, and a tape library unit mounted on the rack. The tape library rack unit may include tape cartridges configured to store data within a tape environment that is different than the data center environment. The tape library rack unit may be within a portion of the interior that is enclosed such that it is environmentally isolated from the data center environment. In some examples, the tape library rack module may include a cooling unit and/or a humidifier unit, which may provide the tape environment to the environmentally isolated portion of the interior of the tape library rack module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Lee Frink, Kevin Bailey, Peter George Ross, Bryan James Donlan, James Caleb Kirschner, Mary Crys Calansingin, Paul David Franklin, Masataka Kubo
  • Patent number: 10806593
    Abstract: A central inflatable distractor and a perimeter balloon are inserted into the disc space in uninflated configurations. The central inflatable distractor is then expanded, thereby distracting the vertebral endplates to the controlled height of the central inflatable distractor. The perimeter balloon is then inflated with a curable substance. The perimeter balloon expands as it is filled with the curable substance and conforms to the void remaining in the disc space around the central inflatable distractor, thereby creating a horseshoe shape. Once the flowable material in the perimeter balloon has cured, the central inflated distractor can be deflated and removed. The remaining void (or inner space) is then packed with graft for fusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Lomeli, Kevin Lee
  • Patent number: 10812384
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing customer-specified routing policies for network-accessible computing resources. In some situations, the customer-specified routing policies may be based at least in part on DNS (“Domain Name System”) information specified by a customer, such as if the customer specifies one or more target destinations to use with an indicated DNS domain name that are different from the destination IP address(es) provided for that DNS domain name by DNS servers—if so, the managing of such a DNS-based routing policy for that customer may include identifying when network-accessible computing resources provided to the customer send electronic communications to that DNS domain name, and causing those electronic communications to be redirected to the customer-specified target destination(s). Such customer-specified target destinations may include, in different situations, final destinations, intermediate destinations, etc., as well as identify particular routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Tailor Akers, Chao Yuan, Kevin Christopher Miller, Andrew Bruce Dickinson, Michael Siaosi Voegele, Daniel Lee McCarriar, Yohanes Santoso, David Brian Lennon
  • Patent number: 10813188
    Abstract: A dimmer structured to be connected to a power source via a hot conductor and to a load via a load conductor includes a zero-crossing detector structured to generate a zero-crossing signal that that has a high state or a low state and changes states in response to a voltage between the hot conductor and the load conductor reaching or leaving zero volts only during a positive half-cycle of power received from the power source, a processing unit structured to receive the zero-crossing signal and to generate a triac control signal based on the zero-crossing signal, and a triac control unit including a triac and being structured to electrically connect between the hot conductor and the neutral conductor and to turn on and turn off the triac based on the triac control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Haidong Zhang, Lin Yang, Lily Du, Hoon Lee, Kevin Zhong
  • Publication number: 20200328841
    Abstract: A method and communication system has been developed to increase the number of messages sent over a bandwidth limited channel and/or under noisy conditions by using a variable message length encoding and decoding scheme. With this technique, the messages having a higher probability of being sent are shorter as compared to the messages that are less likely to be sent under the current conditions. With this technique, a higher number of transactions per unit of time can be communicated and/or executed over a given bandwidth limited channel. When the transmitted message is received, the receiver does not know the message length, but the receiver deduces the length by using information from various error detection and correction techniques, such as forward error correction (FEC) and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. Babich, Terry Lee Vishloff
  • Publication number: 20200328918
    Abstract: A gear shifting technique has been developed in which modulation and equalization are shifted to achieve optional performance. In one form, two or more equalizers, each associated with a demodulator and message decoder, determine if the modulation being used can be increased in complexity in order to increase the channel throughput or determine if the modulation method should be reduced in complexity in order to improve the receiver error performance. The quality metrics can based on which equalizer-demodulator-decoder is set to first detect a valid message. Other factors can be considered with this technique such as a packet-error ratio and a signal-to-noise ratio. In a financial trading system, message erasures can be favored over errored messages by limiting the number of bit or symbol corrections permitted per message to less than the maximum possible for the selected decoding schemes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. Babich, Terry Lee Vishloff
  • Publication number: 20200328919
    Abstract: An equalization method has been developed for low latency, low bandwidth wireless communication channel environments. With this method, an exact copy, nearly exact copy, or some facsimile of a message (or associated information), which was transmitted via a low latency, low bandwidth wireless communication channel, is also sent via a backend communication channel such as a fiber optic network. Equalization is generally performed by comparing the originally received message to the copy sent via the backend channel. The original message can incorporate an added channel delay to compensate for the time delay between the primary wireless channel and the backend channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. Babich, Terry Lee Vishloff, Danie van Wyk
  • Publication number: 20200328913
    Abstract: Embodiments for wirelessly programming a control system of a machine, such as a vehicle, are provided. As machines typically include an intricate collection of electronic devices that communicate to one another via a complex network, the ability to reliably program such devices over a wireless connection is extremely unreliable due to network limitations or requirements, such as defined communication protocols or standards. Embodiments relate to a machine interfacing device that can wirelessly communicate with a client device that serves as both a diagnostics and programming interface. The machine interfacing device, physically coupled to the control system, can independently convert and intelligently manage communications to and from electronic devices of the machine control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Edward Wyas, Charles Lee
  • Publication number: 20200326304
    Abstract: An analytical device for analysing ions is provided comprising a separator 2 for separating ions according to a physico-chemical property and an interface 3 comprising one or more ion guides. A quadrupole rod set mass filter 4 is arranged downstream of the interface 3. A control system is arranged and adapted: (i) to transmit a first group of ions which emerges from the separator 2 through the interface 3 with a first transit time t1; and (ii) to transmit a second group of ions which subsequently emerges from the separator 2 through the interface 3 with a second different transit time t2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Giles, Steven Derek Pringle, Jason Lee Wildgoose
  • Publication number: 20200328844
    Abstract: A communication method is configured to increase speed of messages reception over a bandwidth limited channel such as high frequency (HF) radio. User data arriving from a high-speed network is transformed into a format suitable for transmission over the radio channel. Message packets that will take longer to reach a destination via the radio channel as compared to alternative channels, such as a fiber optic network, are rejected for radio transmission. When the packet is received, the receiver deduces message length by using information from various error handling techniques, such as forward error correction (FEC) and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) techniques. Fill data is transmitted between message packets when no data is available. The FEC and CRC information for the fill data is modified so that the fill data will fail FEC and CRC checks at the receiving station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. Babich, Terry Lee Vishloff, Danie van Wyk
  • Patent number: 10800975
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for producing renewable detergent compounds. More specifically, the invention relates to methods for producing detergent intermediates, including bio-linear alkylbenzene (LAB), bio-alcohols, and long chain bio-paraffins, from natural oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, Scott Leroy Cron, Stephen Anthony Derose, Ryan Michael West, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Thomas Earl Williams, Kevin Lee Garber, Praveen Kumar Depa
  • Publication number: 20200319768
    Abstract: The technology provides for an electronic device with gesture detection. In this regard, the device may include a housing, and one or more sensors positioned along an inner periphery of the housing. The sensors may be adapted to detect user interaction with an outer surface of the housing. The device may further include one or more processors in communication with the plurality of sensors. The one or more processors may be configured to determine the user interaction and to determine a type of gesture based on the detected user interaction, determine a type of input command based on the determined gesture, and execute a task corresponding to the determined type of input command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Drake, Matthew Wimmer, Debanjan Mukherjee, Jeffrey Wheeler, Deborah Kathleen Vitus, Haechang Lee
  • Patent number: 10796104
    Abstract: Systems and methods for constructing an artificially diverse corpus of training data includes evaluating a corpus of utterance-based training data samples, identifying a slot replacement candidate; deriving distinct skeleton utterances that include the slot replacement candidate, wherein deriving the distinct skeleton utterances includes replacing slots of each of the plurality of distinct utterance training samples with one of a special token and proper slot classification labels; selecting a subset of the distinct skeleton utterances; converting each of the distinct skeleton utterances of the subset back to distinct utterance training samples while still maintaining the special token at a position of the slot replacement candidate; altering a percentage of the distinct utterance training samples with a distinct randomly-generated slot token value at the position of the slot replacement candidate; and constructing the artificially diverse corpus of training samples based on a collection of the percentage of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Clinc, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lee, Stefan Larson, Christopher Clarke, Kevin Leach, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Parker Hill, Johann Hauswald, Michael A. Laurenzano, Lingjia Tang, Jason Mars
  • Patent number: 10786512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds useful as inhibitors of DNA-PK. The invention also provides pharmaceutically acceptable compositions comprising said compounds and methods of using the compositions in the treatment of various disease, conditions, or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Inventors: John Patrick Maxwell, Paul S. Charifson, Qing Tang, Steven M. Ronkin, Katrina Lee Jackson, Albert Charles Pierce, David J. Lauffer, Pan Li, Simon Giroux, Jinwang Xu, Kevin Michael Cottrell, Mark A. Morris, Nathan D. Waal, John J. Court, Wenxin Gu, Hongbo Deng
  • Publication number: 20200304850
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, and methods are disclosed to generate messaging to view content on media devices based on predictive factors. Information may be received to trigger one or more predictive factors and then generate a candidate set of offers to view content at a media device based on the information. Based on the one or more predictive factors, confidence values may be determined for each offer in the candidate set of offers. The candidate set of offers may be ranked based on the associated confidence values. Subsequently, presentation of at least one offer of the candidate set of offers may be caused to display in a user interface screen on the media device based on the ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Pratik Hasmukh Patel, David Stuart Luks, Thomas William Becker, Bryan Stephen Scappini, Doug Mittendorf, Richard Lee, Kevin P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10779861
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies are disclosed herein that can provide for improved fixation as compared with traditional bone anchor assemblies. An exemplary assembly can include a bracket or wing that extends down from the receiver member and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a plate that is seated between the receiver member and the rod and accommodates one or more auxiliary bone anchors that augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Another exemplary assembly can include a hook that extends out from the receiver member to hook onto an anatomical structure or another implant to augment the fixation of the assembly's primary bone anchor. Surgical methods using the bone anchor assemblies described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: J. Riley Hawkins, Albert Montello, Christopher Ramsay, Kevin Lee, Joseph Peterson, Ben Johnston, Heiko Koller, Todd Albert, Christopher Ames, Brad Currier, Claudius Thome, Masashi Neo
  • Patent number: 10778122
    Abstract: A connecting device for motor and supply network is provided, comprising: a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), a first switch (S1) and a second switch (S2), wherein the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is connected in series to the first switch (S1), and the second switch (S2) is connected in parallel to the series circuit composed of the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and the first switch (S1). The connecting device of the invention further comprises a bidirectional Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) or two anti-parallel single-directional Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR1,SCR2), wherein the bidirectional Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) or the two anti-parallel single-directional Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR1,SCR2) is/are connected in parallel to the second switch (S2). The connecting device of the present invention would not be subject to high current surge when VFD bypassing, avoids the high cost for the overrating of the cable and the bypassing switch, and is easy to be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Hong, Hao Luo, Kevin Lee
  • Patent number: 10777936
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a substrate having a plurality of signal contacts and a ground contact along a surface of the substrate. A communication cable includes a differential pair of signal conductors, a grounding element that surrounds the signal conductors, and a cable jacket surrounding the signal conductors and the grounding element. Each of the signal conductors has a wire-terminating end that is terminated to a corresponding signal contact of the substrate, the wire-terminating end projecting beyond a jacket edge of the cable jacket. A ground termination component has a main panel electrically coupled with the ground contact, and a strain relief element engaged with at least a portion of the communication cable. The strain relief element includes a connective terminal electrically coupled to the grounding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Tracy Lee Smith, Kevin Stauffer, Emilio Cuesta
  • Patent number: D896721
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MKW ALLOY, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Lee