Patents by Inventor Nathan Clark

Nathan Clark 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: 20240181987
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for storing vehicle, vehicle owner, and vehicle operator data on a blockchain, the data including smart contracts that may be executed to control a usage of the vehicle via customizable permissions. In an embodiment, a vehicle management system comprises a blockchain; a streaming service configured to provide event data in real time to a contract executing virtual machine (VM) embedded in the blockchain; and a non-transitory memory storing instructions that when executed by a processor of the vehicle management system, cause the vehicle management system to generate a digital key for an operator of a vehicle of the vehicle management system, the digital key controlling access to the vehicle and/or a use of one or more functionalities of the vehicle by the operator, based on one or more smart contracts; and store data of the vehicle, the owner, and the operator on the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Vladimir Stefanovski, Karl Nathan Clark, Riaz Ulla, Zoheb Mohammed
  • Publication number: 20240185180
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing, tracking, and storing vehicle ownership data in a decentralized, distributed vehicle management system. In an embodiment, a decentralized, distributed vehicle management system comprises a blockchain; a streaming service configured to provide event data in real time to a contract executing virtual machine (VM) embedded in the blockchain; and a non-transitory memory storing instructions that when executed by a processor of the vehicle management system, cause the vehicle management system to manage ownership data of a vehicle of the vehicle management system, including changes in ownership of the vehicle, via smart contracts that execute automatically in response to real-time event data streamed by the streaming service, wherein the smart contracts are created by various users of the vehicle management system linked to or associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Inventors: Zoheb Mohammed, Karl Nathan Clark, Riaz Ulla, Vladimir Stefanovski
  • Publication number: 20240133653
    Abstract: A firearm with a slide and a frame. The slide has a slide rail. The frame has a frame rail. The frame rail interfaces with the slide rail. The frame rail has a lubrication groove and a debris removal port. The lubrication groove extends along a surface of the frame rail that bears against the slide rail during operation of the firearm. The debris removal port has gap within the frame rail proximate to an end of the lubrication groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Dave Dawson, Dustin Turner, Jeffery Hildner, Christopher Schirmer, Paul Smith, Nathan Horvath, Anthony Clark, II, Cullen Fravel
  • Publication number: 20240096141
    Abstract: A vehicle determines that it is under use in a temporary-user state for which a temporary use period is defined. The vehicle, responsive to being under use in the temporary use state, engages a vehicle temporary use mode, including automatic capture of vehicle states when the mode is engaged. Further, the vehicle, responsive to the engagement of the temporary use mode, displays at least one of vehicle documentation or a selectable option to display vehicle documentation on a vehicle display. The vehicle additionally monitors the vehicle while use of the vehicle is performed during the temporary use period and notifies a driver, via the vehicle display, of vehicle use, determined by the monitoring, that does not conform to any restrictions defined by an agreement relating to the temporary use period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventor: Karl Nathan Clark
  • Publication number: 20240082704
    Abstract: A game-agnostic event detector can be used to automatically identify game events. Game-specific configuration data can be used to specify types of pre-processing to be performed on media for a game session, as well as types of detectors to be used to detect events for the game. Event data for detected events can be written to an event log in a form that is both human- and process-readable. The event data can be used for various purposes, such as to generate highlight videos or provide player performance feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan White, Dave Clark, Nathan Otterness, Travis Muhlestein, Prabindh Sundareson, Jim van Welzen, Jack van Welzen
  • Publication number: 20230327882
    Abstract: Tracking component configuration is provided. A central gateway is in communication with ECUs over one or more vehicle buses. The central gateway generates a first digest of first software updates installed to the ECUs, the first digest including a manifest of changes performed to the ECUs and a first hash of a subset of the first software updates. A signature is embedded into the first digest, the signature including a first digest hash of the first digest. The first digest is maintained to a non-transitory storage of the central gateway as a non-reputable record of the installation of the software updates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Vijayababu JAYARAMAN, Jason Michael MILLER, Aldi CAUSHI, Karl Nathan CLARK, John CARDILLO
  • Publication number: 20230315440
    Abstract: Tracking controller configuration is provided. Each ECU of a plurality of ECUs is queried for feature codes indicative of elements of functionality implemented by the respective ECU. Each of the feature codes corresponds to a target quantity of ECUs involved in implementing the functionality. An alert is indicated responsive to the querying returning a different quantity of ECUs implementing the functionality than the target quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Karl Nathan CLARK, Jason Michael MILLER, John CARADILLO, Vijayababu JAYARAMAN
  • Publication number: 20230280032
    Abstract: A combined cycle engine is formed of a gas turbine cycle coupled with a fuel expansion cycle in which fuel for the gas turbine cycle is the working fluid of the fuel expansion cycle. The fuel expansion cycle comprises, in flow series, a fuel pump for pumping a cryogenic fuel for the gas turbine cycle, a first heat exchanger for heating the fuel, an expander to recover power by expansion of the fuel and to thereby drive a load, and a second heat exchanger to reheat the fuel. The gas turbine cycle comprises, in flow series, a compressor, a combustor for combustion of reheated fuel delivered from the second heat exchanger, and a turbine configured to drive the compressor. The first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger are stationed downstream of the combustor and configured to transfer heat from combustion products to the fuel in the fuel expansion cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Nathan CLARK, Robert J. MILLER, Chloe J PALMER, Jacopo TACCONI
  • Patent number: 11486379
    Abstract: A system, method apparatus including a bimetallic mechanical pump diaphragm for fluid handling including two walls forming a chamber divided by a snap-acting bimetallic mechanical diaphragm which uses the rapid, concavity inversing, buckling transition of the diaphragm pump fluid as thermal energy in a first fluid is converted to mechanical energy to push a second fluid as the diaphragm moves from a first position to a second position in the chamber. Two sets of inlet and outlet passageways include one way valves to control the flow of the first and second fluids having different temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Nathan Clark Heston, Joseph Daniel Zuchegno, Stephen Ford Heston, Maureen Najua Smith
  • Publication number: 20220081999
    Abstract: There is a shaped charge for making an asymmetrical perforation into a casing. The shaped charge includes a case extending along a symmetry axis X and having a back wall and an open end; an explosive material located within the case; a liner located within the case, over the explosive material; a booster material; and an asymmetrical feature. The asymmetrical feature is selected to generate an asymmetrical perforation into the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: David WESSON, Phil SNIDER, Nathan CLARK, Wenbo YANG, John HARDESTY
  • Patent number: 11263848
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a processor programmed to validate, using a public key of a lender device, authenticity of a file including permissions for a borrower device signed using a private key of a lender device, and responsive to validating, using a public key of a borrower device, a session request from the borrower device signed with a private key of the borrower device, establish a secure connection with the borrower device over which access to the vehicle is granted per the permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Mohamad Suleiman, Vijayababu Jayaraman, Mohamad Nasser, Karl Nathan Clark, John Naum Vangelov
  • Patent number: 11228884
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller, programmed to, send a vehicle status report reflecting current status of the vehicle to a server; responsive to receiving a connection message from the server indicative of a predicted data transaction, wirelessly connect to a fleet vehicle using the connection message; and transmit a data block defined in the connection message to the fleet vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Nathan Clark, Gopichandra Surnilla, Julius Thomas Crouch, II, Vijayababu Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 11133002
    Abstract: Systems and methods of real-time vehicle-based analytics are provided herein. An example method includes collecting at least one of images, video, or audio of a user when operating a vehicle; analyzing the at least one of the images, video, or audio to determine an emotion or sentiment of the user when interacting with one or more features of the vehicle; identifying user actions that precede a point in time where the emotion or sentiment of the user was detected, wherein the user actions relate to the one or more vehicle features; classifying at least one of the user actions and the one or more vehicle features with the emotion or sentiment; and storing the user actions, the one or more vehicle features, and the emotion or sentiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Miller, Karl Nathan Clark, Brandon Johnson, Vijayababu Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 11016557
    Abstract: A method for creating an augmented reality experience. The method includes receiving a value to associate with a stored value token, searching a database for one of products and services that are sold close to the value, matching at least one of a product and a service which is sold close to the value, and creating a record comprising a token identifier and a graphical item representing one of the product and service that is found during matching, receiving a request to initiate the augmented reality experience. The method further includes, in response to the request, preparing data comprising augmented reality information including a video file and the record. The method further includes sending the data over a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Runnels, Madeline Wong, Nathan Clark, Andrew Harper, Mackenzie Squires, Randy Lee Bradshaw
  • Publication number: 20210079910
    Abstract: A system, method apparatus including a bimetallic mechanical pump diaphragm for fluid handling including two walls forming a chamber divided by a snap-acting bimetallic mechanical diaphragm which uses the rapid, concavity inversing, buckling transition of the diaphragm pump fluid as thermal energy in a first fluid is converted to mechanical energy to push a second fluid as the diaphragm moves from a first position to a second position in the chamber. Two sets of inlet and outlet passageways include one way valves to control the flow of the first and second fluids having different temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Nathan Clark Heston, Joseph Daniel Zuchegno, Stephen Ford Heston, MAUREEN NAJUA SMITH
  • Patent number: 10942725
    Abstract: A system comprises a processor programmed to send an address range to a server corresponding to a capability of a controller to perform an update; responsive to receiving update data from the server, write the update data into the controller; and responsive to receiving a resume signal to resume the update from a paused state, send a new address range to the server based on a last-successfully-written address received from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Jayaraman, Jason Michael Miller, Mohamad Nasser, Ali Mohamad Suleiman, Karl Nathan Clark
  • Patent number: 10834199
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller, programmed to responsive to receiving a command from a non-customer party, send an authorization request based on the command and a predefined vehicle parameter to a server; and responsive to receiving a signed command from the server, execute the signed command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Nathan Clark, Jason Michael Miller, Xin Ye, James Michael Weinfurther, Vijayababu Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10745778
    Abstract: Leaching aids, for example, when present in a leaching solution, and methods of using the leaching aids. The leaching aids can include one or a combination of compounds. The method of using the leaching aids can include a process of recovering metal from ore, for example, a process involving heap leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jack Thomas Bender, Nathan Clark Emmerich, Russell Vincent Brewer, Lauren Michele Hight
  • Patent number: 10732959
    Abstract: A software update is downloaded from an update server responsive to an update trigger. A pre-installation bus traffic fingerprint is created responsive to completing the download. The software update is installed to the vehicle responsive to creating the pre-installation bus traffic fingerprint. A post-installation bus traffic fingerprint is created responsive to installing the software update. Success of the install is indicated to the update server based on comparing the pre-installation and post-installation bus traffic fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayababu Jayaraman, Jonathan Nibert, Karl Nathan Clark, Mohamad Nasser, Jason Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20200228950
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller, programmed to, send a vehicle status report reflecting current status of the vehicle to a server; responsive to receiving a connection message from the server indicative of a predicted data transaction, wirelessly connect to a fleet vehicle using the connection message; and transmit a data block defined in the connection message to the fleet vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Karl Nathan CLARK, Gopichandra SURNILLA, Julius Thomas CROUCH, II, Vijayababu JAYARAMAN