Patents by Inventor Nicholas Douglas

Nicholas Douglas 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: 20210003124
    Abstract: A pump jack with counterbalance system is provided, including a supporting structure, a linear actuator with a housing and a shaft, a first pulley carried by the shaft, a second pulley fixed above the first pulley, an elongate flexible member, and a weight cared by the shaft. The housing is vertically oriented and mounted to the supporting structure above a ground surface. The shaft has a first end received within the housing and a connection end that extends out of the housing and carries the first pulley and the weight. The linear actuator drives the shaft between extended and retracted positions. The elongate member passes around the pulleys and has a first end fixed relative to the housing and a second end connected to a surface rod, such that reciprocating movement of the shaft causes the surface rod to move vertically and the weight to act as a mechanical counterbalance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Donohoe, Lee Douglas Basset
  • Patent number: 10881697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of reducing total gas production and/or methane production in a ruminant animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Meat & Livestock Australia Limited, James Cook University
    Inventors: Lorenna Machado, Marie Elisabeth Magnusson, Nigel William Tomkins, Robert Douglas Kinley, Peter Canisius Denys, Nicholas Andrew Paul
  • Patent number: 10856570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10815805
    Abstract: A turbine interstage structure for a gas turbine engine that includes a first stage disk and a second stage disk. A central plenum is defined by a an inner band for supporting nozzle vanes, a forward stator plate and an aft stator plate wherein the forward stator plate is spaced-apart from the aft stator plate, and an inner boundary. A forward mid-seal positioned between the inner boundary and the forward stator plate. An aft mid-seal positioned between the inner boundary and the aft stator plate; and wherein the inner boundary is a solid annular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Douglas Johnson, Nicholas R. Dinsmore, Daniel Tyler Jarboe
  • Publication number: 20200334224
    Abstract: A database management engine provides a user interface that allows users to access and modify employee information in a database. The database includes entries for employees, and each database entry includes identifying information about the associated employee. A user can request to modify data within database entries, for instance in order to update information associated with an employee. Responsive to the request, the database management engine identifies liabilities associated with the database modification stemming from associated tax laws. Based on the identified tax liabilities, the engine computes the aggregate tax liability owed by the employer and/or employee. Before modifying a database entry, the engine modifies the user interface to include interface elements detailing the computed aggregate tax liability. The user explicitly can be required to confirm the database modification in view of the aggregate tax liability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Kelly Sutton, Stephen Walter Hopkins, Matthew Charles Wilde, Alexander Scott Gerstein, Julia Hara Chin Lee, Michael Ryan Nierstedt, Nicholas Giancarlo Gervasi, Matan Zruya, Robert Douglas Gill, JR., Bria Nicole Fincher, Ningjing Su, Ryan Kwong, Sheng Xiang Lei, Ketki Warudkar Duvvuru
  • Publication number: 20200287324
    Abstract: Methods and devices for wired charging and communication with a wearable device are described. In one embodiment, a symmetrical contact interface comprises a first contact pad and a second contact pad, and particular wired circuitry is coupled to the first and second contact pads to enable charging as well as receive and transmit communications via the contact pads as part of various device states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Nicholas Larson, Peter Brook, Russell Douglas Patton, Miran Alhaideri, Zhihao Hong
  • Patent number: 10764201
    Abstract: A communication interface controller for multiplexing data packet streams from a plurality of data packets to generate an output stream for transmission from an endpoint. The data packet streams may be multiplexed according to a QoS associated with each data packet stream and at a rate equal to or greater than a medium transmission rate. For the case of a 1 Gbps transfer rate or 125 MBps, the data packet streams may be multiplexed at a rate equal to or greater than 1 MHz, thereby providing gapless scheduling and transmission of the data packet streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DornerWorks, Ltd.
    Inventors: David Verbree, Brian Douglas, Nicholas VanderStel, Andrew DeZeeuw, Juan Morales, Eric Hughes, Corrin Meyer, David Johnson
  • Patent number: 10750664
    Abstract: A depth adjustment assembly for seed planting unit of an agricultural implement may include a cam member rotatable to adjust a vertical position of a wheel of the unit relative to a ground engaging tool of the unit. The cam member may include a first engagement element. The depth adjustment assembly may also include a locking member having a second engagement element and a biasing member configured to bias the cam and locking members together to engage the first and second engagement elements and maintain a rotational position of the cam member relative to the locking member. When the first and second engagement elements are disengaged, the cam member is rotatable relative to the locking member to vary the penetration depth setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Graham Douglas Stuart, Trevor L. Kowalchuk, Nicholas George Alfred Ryder
  • Publication number: 20200245534
    Abstract: A particulate material sensing and agitation control system of an agricultural system having a drive system configured to operate an agitating system, and a controller having a memory and a processor. The controller is configured to receive at least one sensor signal indicative of a profile of a particulate material within the agricultural system, and output a control signal to instruct the drive system to operate the agitating system in a selected operating mode of a plurality of operating modes based on the profile of the particulate material. The agitating system is configured to interact with the particulate material in each operating mode of the plurality of operating modes, and the plurality of operating modes includes an agitation mode and a leveling mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jesse Blair Pidwerbesky, Graham Douglas Stuart, Nicholas George Alfred Ryder, Paul David Minto
  • Publication number: 20200245541
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an agitating system of an agricultural system having a drive system configured to operate an agitator and a controller comprising a memory and a processor. The controller is configured to alternatingly instruct the drive system to operate the agitator in an active operation for an active time and instruct the drive system to suspend operation of the agitator for a dwell time after the active time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Graham Douglas Stuart, Nicholas George Alfred Ryder
  • Publication number: 20200244682
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for identifying and determining the criticality of enterprise assets using network traffic information are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes capturing network session information from an enterprise network; identifying multiple assets within the enterprise network by processing the captured network session information; determining, for each of the identified assets, one or more predefined features of the asset based at least in part on the processing of the captured network session information; determining, for each of the identified assets, a level of criticality associated with the asset based at least in part on the one or more determined features of the asset; and outputting the level of criticality and an identifier of the asset associated therewith to a security-related system, wherein the level of criticality and the asset identifier are used by the security-related system to take at least one automated action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Douglas, Diptanu Das, Leandro Diato, Nicholas Hoang, Kien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10708379
    Abstract: A dynamic proxy may be implemented for a database that can establish a connection between the proxy and a database engine to perform a database queries received from a client at the proxy. The proxy may receive a connection request (and later database queries) through a first network endpoint from a client. The proxy can then determine based on the source of the connection request a second network endpoint through which to access the database (e.g., the endpoint of the database engine). Once the proxy establishes a connection with the database engine through the second network endpoint, the proxy can request the performance of queries at the database engine instead of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Windlass Gupta, Saileshwar Krishnamurthy, Alexey Kuznetsov, Sandor Loren Maurice, Alok Nandan Nikhil, Nicholas Piers O'Shea, Debanjan Saha, Yoni Shalom, Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, Hongbo Song, Lawrence Douglas Webley, Siyuan Xing, Yuhui Yuan, Yibo Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200174142
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for efficiently mining multi-threshold measurements acquired using photon counting pixel-array detectors for spectral imaging and diffraction analyses. Images of X-ray intensity as a function of X-ray energy were recorded on a 6 megapixel X-ray photon counting array detector through linear fitting of the measured counts recorded as a function of counting threshold. An analytical model is disclosed for describing the probability density of detected voltage, utilizing fractional photon counting to account for edge/corner effects from voltage plumes that spread across multiple pixels. Three-parameter fits to the model were independently performed for each pixel in the array for X-ray scattering images acquired for 13.5 keV and 15.0 keV X-ray energies. From the established pixel responses, multi-threshold composite images produced from the sum of 13.5 keV and 15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Garth Jason Simpson, Ryan Douglas Muir, Nicholas Roman Pogranichniy
  • Patent number: 10670349
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a heat exchanger core, a header defining a header manifold, and a transition portion that provides fluid communication between the heat exchanger core and the header manifold. The transition portion includes a transition tube extending between the header and the heat exchanger core, a header junction where the transition tube joins the header, and a splitting junction that splits the transition tube into the plurality of heat exchange tubes. The header junction may define elliptical inlet apertures, a large filleted joint, and a junction thickness that is greater than a header wall thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Allan Wilson, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Donald Michael Corsmeier
  • Publication number: 20200157970
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine that includes a turbine interstage region. The turbine interstage region is configured to conduct bore bleed air outwardly. The interstage region includes a central plenum. The interstage region also includes a first mid-seal and a second mid-seal. The central plenum is fluidly connected to bore bleed air by a flow circuit that passes between the first mid-seal and the second mid-seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Douglas Johnson, Nicholas R. Dinsmore, Daniel Tyler Jarboe
  • Patent number: 10637183
    Abstract: Methods and devices for wired charging and communication with a wearable device are described. In one embodiment, a symmetrical contact interface comprises a first contact pad and a second contact pad, and particular wired circuitry is coupled to the first and second contact pads to enable charging as well as receive and transmit communications via the contact pads as part of various device states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Nicholas Larson, Peter Brook, Russell Douglas Patton, Miran Alhaideri, Zhihao Hong
  • Publication number: 20200122560
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an off-road vehicle comprising a frame, including at least one cargo box support member, a suspension movably coupled to the frame, a passenger compartment, an engine, a transmission operatively coupled to the engine, and a cargo box. The cargo box includes a floor and a plurality of upwardly extending sidewalls, wherein at least a portion of the cargo box floor extends over the at least one cargo box support member and wherein the cargo box is removably coupled to the at least one cargo box support members and is removable from the off-road vehicle via the removal of fewer than eight fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Keegan Ward, Chadwick Allen Williams, Luke Adam Baker, Ross Leonard Nygren, Aaron Lee Swanson, Cody Tove Kallock, Kyle Douglas Olason, Lucas Grant Purcell, Reid Dale Anderson, Casey Leland Root, Michael Jeffrey Lupelow, Thomas Robert Brausen, Stephen Tyler Deck, Shane Dean Kruse, Robby Gordon
  • Patent number: 10620717
    Abstract: In embodiments of a camera-based input device, the input device includes an inertial measurement unit that collects motion data associated with velocity and acceleration of the input device in an environment, such as in three-dimensional (3D) space. The input device also includes at least two visual light cameras that capture images of the environment. A positioning application is implemented to receive the motion data from the inertial measurement unit, and receive the images of the environment from the at least two visual light cameras. The positioning application can then determine positions of the input device based on the motion data and the images correlated with a map of the environment, and track a motion of the input device in the environment based on the determined positions of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph McCulloch, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Adam G. Poulos, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Lev Cherkashin, Brent Charles Allen, Constantin Dulu, Muhammad Jabir Kapasi, Michael Grabner, Michael Edward Samples, Cecilia Bong, Miguel Angel Susffalich, Varun Ramesh Mani, Anthony James Ambrus, Arthur C. Tomlin, James Gerard Dack, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Eric S. Rehmeyer, Edward D. Parker
  • Patent number: 10609961
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10588352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. The cartridges may be assembled by transporting carriages between various substations at which parts are added to a base. In another assembly method, the base may be moved between a plurality of robots which direct the base downwardly into contact with components to couple the components therewith. An inspection system may inspect the cartridges at various stages of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Philippe Ampolini, Timothy Brian Nestor, Jack Gray Flinchum, Jr., Wayne Douglas Brown, Nicholas Harrison Watson, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Paul Andrew Brinkley, James Robert Covino, John DePiano, Edward Louis Dickinson, Eugene R. Harris, Kevin Edward Keough, David Jay Smith, John Hook, Michael LaCourse, Robert Metcalf, Steven Hart, David Pelletier, Marc Bourque, Nathaniel Cambray, John William Wolber, James William McClellan, Steven R. Mongillo, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr.