Patents by Inventor Mark Riches

Mark Riches 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: 10613111
    Abstract: Example apparatus are disclosed for a wheel-speed tone ring apparatus. An example apparatus includes an axle of a vehicle, and a tone ring coupled to the axle, the tone ring having teeth distributed about a peripheral edge of the tone ring, each tooth having a ramp-shaped surface to be sensed by a wheel speed sensor as the tone ring rotates with the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joe L. Buchwitz, John Wesley Stanley, Mark Riches
  • Patent number: 10612323
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Friede & Goldman United B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith, Brendan William Larkin
  • Patent number: 10298081
    Abstract: A separator (10, 60, 65, 100) is disclosed for electrically separating groups of end windings (52) in the stator of a rotating electrical machine. The separator is arranged to provide circumferential air channels (24, 74, 85) through the windings. This can allow air flow to be delivered to inside the windings, thereby cooling the windings more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Generator Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Rahul Prakash Mokhadkar, Gareth Gilson, Tom Ede, Dave Worthington, Mark Riches, Richard Clark, Chris Gutteridge, Philip David Bend
  • Publication number: 20190101565
    Abstract: Example apparatus are disclosed for a wheel-speed tone ring apparatus. An example apparatus includes an axle of a vehicle, and a tone ring coupled to the axle, the tone ring having teeth distributed about a peripheral edge of the tone ring, each tooth having a ramp-shaped surface to be sensed by a wheel speed sensor as the tone ring rotates with the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joe L. Buchwitz, John Wesley Stanley, Mark Riches
  • Patent number: 10056929
    Abstract: An antenna subsystem receives an analog desired signal, noise, and interference via a communication channel. The desired signal includes modulated encoded digital information. A local oscillator (LO) modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO. The LO modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO to maximize the symbol signal-to-noise ratio of the decoded digital information based on a plurality of: the desired signal, the interference and the noise expected in the communication channel, the characteristics of the converter, and the ability of the DSP to remove the Modulated LO from the converted signal. A mixer mixes the received signal and the modulated LO. A converter converts the mixed signal from analog to digital. A digital signal processor (DSP) removes the modulated LO and desired signal modulation, and decodes the desired signal encoded digital information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rich, Paul Kolodzy
  • Publication number: 20170264328
    Abstract: An antenna subsystem receives an analog desired signal, noise, and interference via a communication channel. The desired signal includes modulated encoded digital information. A local oscillator (LO) modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO. The LO modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO to maximize the symbol signal-to-noise ratio of the decoded digital information based on a plurality of: the desired signal, the interference and the noise expected in the communication channel, the characteristics of the converter, and the ability of the DSP to remove the Modulated LO from the converted signal. A mixer mixes the received signal and the modulated LO. A converter converts the mixed signal from analog to digital. A digital signal processor (DSP) removes the modulated LO and desired signal modulation, and decodes the desired signal encoded digital information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Rich, Paul Kolodzy
  • Patent number: 9692472
    Abstract: An antenna subsystem receives an analog desired signal, noise, and interference via a communication channel. The desired signal includes modulated encoded digital information. A local oscillator (LO) modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO. The LO modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO to maximize the symbol signal-to-noise ratio of the decoded digital information based on a plurality of: the desired signal, the interference and the noise expected in the communication channel, the characteristics of the converter, and the ability of the DSP to remove the Modulated LO from the converted signal. A mixer mixes the received signal and the modulated LO. A converter converts the mixed signal from analog to digital. A digital signal processor (DSP) removes the modulated LO and desired signal modulation, and decodes the desired signal encoded digital information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Mark Rich, Paul Kolodzy
  • Publication number: 20160305204
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicants: Atwood Oceanics, Inc., Friede Goldman United, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith, Brendan William Larkin
  • Patent number: 9410385
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Friede Goldman United, Ltd., Atwood Oceanics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith, Brendan William Larkin
  • Publication number: 20160226541
    Abstract: An antenna subsystem receives an analog desired signal, noise, and interference via a communication channel. The desired signal includes modulated encoded digital information. A local oscillator (LO) modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO. The LO modulation subsystem generates a modulated LO to maximize the symbol signal-to-noise ratio of the decoded digital information based on a plurality of: the desired signal, the interference and the noise expected in the communication channel, the characteristics of the converter, and the ability of the DSP to remove the Modulated LO from the converted signal. A mixer mixes the received signal and the modulated LO. A converter converts the mixed signal from analog to digital. A digital signal processor (DSP) removes the modulated LO and desired signal modulation, and decodes the desired signal encoded digital information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Rich, Paul Kolodzy
  • Publication number: 20160156237
    Abstract: A separator (10, 60, 65, 100) is disclosed for electrically separating groups of end windings (52) in the stator of a rotating electrical machine. The separator is arranged to provide circumferential air channels (24, 74, 85) through the windings. This can allow air flow to be delivered to inside the windings, thereby cooling the windings more effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: Cummins Generator Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Rahul Prakash MOKHADKAR, Gareth GILSON, Tom EDE, Dave WORTHINGTON, Mark RICHES, Richard CLARK, Chris GUTTERIDGE, Philip David BEND
  • Patent number: 8774734
    Abstract: A modular device includes a first printed circuit board and a wireless transceiver (e.g., a radio). Electrical connectors (e.g., pads) are located along multiple edges of the first printed circuit board. The electrical connectors are in locations that correspond to a land pattern on a second printed circuit board. Along one edge of the first printed circuit board, the electrical connectors also correspond to electrical connections in a socket. For certification testing, for example, the device can be plugged into a socket. For installation in a host device, the device can be soldered down to the second printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Rich, Dieter Statezni, Michael Green
  • Publication number: 20140110174
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: Friede Goldman United, Ltd., Atwood Oceanics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith, Brendan William Larkin
  • Publication number: 20140062823
    Abstract: Antenna arrays providing high gain during wireless communications are highly desirable for many applications including, but not limited to, multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) streams and video transmissions. Optimized antenna arrays should also ensure ease of manufacture, thereby enhancing commercial viability. Circular antenna arrays including horn antennas or Yagi antennas are described, each circular antenna array ensuring ease of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arie Shor, Mark Rich
  • Patent number: 8584773
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: Atwood Oceanics, Inc., Friede Goldman United, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Brendan William Larkin, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8581794
    Abstract: Antenna arrays providing high gain during wireless communications are highly desirable for many applications including, but not limited to, multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) streams and video transmissions. Optimized antenna arrays should also ensure ease of manufacture, thereby enhancing commercial viability. Circular antenna arrays including horn antennas or Yagi antennas are described, each circular antenna array ensuring ease of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arie Shor, Mark Rich
  • Publication number: 20120217024
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicants: Friede Goldman United, Ltd., Atwood Oceanics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Brendan William Larkin, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8186455
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignees: Atwood Oceanics, Inc., Friede Goldman United, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Brendan William Larkin, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20100326672
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicants: ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., FRIEDE GOLDMAN UNITED, LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Brendan William Larkin, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith
  • Patent number: 7802636
    Abstract: A system and method for building and handling oilfield tubular stands while drilling operations are simultaneously and independently occurring with one drilling deck, one derrick, and one rotary system. An offline guided path horizontal to vertical arm lifts and moves in the same plane tubulars stored horizontally on the catwalk and positions the tubulars vertically directly into a preparation hole for assembling and disassembling tubular stands while online drilling operations are simultaneously being conducted. A stand arm lifts and lowers the tubulars into and out of the adjustable preparation hole, and transports the tubulars for storage to an auxiliary tubular racking station in the upper part of the derrick. A bridge racker crane moves tubular stands from the auxiliary tubular racking station to the top drive or another tubular racking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignees: Atwood Oceanics, Inc., Friede Goldman United, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Childers, Brendan William Larkin, Harvey Mark Rich, Barry M. Smith