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).

  • 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.
  • Patent number: 10544702
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Douglas Johnson, Nicholas R. Dinsmore, Daniel Tyler Jarboe
  • Publication number: 20190383564
    Abstract: A system for heat exchange and leak detection is generally provided, the system including a heat exchanger including a first wall defining a first passage containing a first fluid. A leak detection enclosure containing a leak detection medium is defined between the first wall and a second wall surrounding the first wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon Wayne Miller, Nicholas Taylor Moore, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Jeffrey Douglas Rambo, Hendrik Pieter Jacobus de Bock, William Dwight Gerstler
  • Patent number: 10506994
    Abstract: An enclosure for a radiographic device includes a bottom panel, a plurality of sidewalls integrally formed with the bottom panel, whereby the plurality of sidewalls and the bottom panel define a unitary body, and a top panel joined to the plurality of sidewalls and defining an internal space therebetween for housing a radiographic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Connor Douglas McColl, Kevin Lee, Nicholas Konkle, Kevin Kinsey
  • Patent number: 10490941
    Abstract: An RF module includes a housing including connector cavities and having a rear wall with lands adjacent openings. The RF module includes RF connectors received in the connector cavities each having a conductive shell and a dielectric body positioning a center contact in the shell. The RF connector has a spring surrounding the shell between front and rear flanges and a rear retainer having a front rim. The RF connector is received in the opening such that the front rim engages the rear wall to retain the RF connector in the corresponding opening. The RF connector is spring loaded in the connector cavity to allow the RF connector to float in the connector cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Keith Edwin Miller, Eric Douglas Springston, II, Kyle Gary Annis
  • Patent number: 10470497
    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: November 12, 2019
    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.
  • Publication number: 20190307053
    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: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: GRAHAM DOUGLAS STUART, TREVOR L. KOWALCHUK, NICHOLAS GEORGE ALFRED RYDER
  • Patent number: 10437811
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ZenPayroll, Inc.
    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: 20190260158
    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: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Nicholas Larson, Peter Brook, Russell Douglas Patton, Miran Alhaideri, Zhihao Hong
  • Publication number: 20190221969
    Abstract: An RF module includes a housing including connector cavities and having a rear wall with lands adjacent openings. The RF module includes RF connectors received in the connector cavities each having a conductive shell and a dielectric body positioning a center contact in the shell. The RF connector has a spring surrounding the shell between front and rear flanges and a rear retainer having a front rim. The RF connector is received in the opening such that the front rim engages the rear wall to retain the RF connector in the corresponding opening. The RF connector is spring loaded in the connector cavity to allow the RF connector to float in the connector cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Keith Edwin Miller, Eric Douglas Springston, II, Kyle Gary Annis
  • Publication number: 20190174793
    Abstract: The invention relates to utilising red marine macroalgae to provide improvements in growth performance of livestock, particularly ruminant animals for red meat production, especially cattle, in pasture and feedlot farming systems. There is provided a method for improving the growth performance of a livestock animal in a farming system including: providing a red marine macroalgae to a farming system to enable consumption of the red marine macroalgae by a livestock animal in the farming system; thereby improving the growth performance of the livestock animal in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicants: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nigel William TOMKINS, Rocky DE NYS, Robert Douglas KINLEY, Marie Elisabeth MAGNUSSON, Lorenna MACHADO, Nicholas Andrew PAUL
  • Publication number: 20190166062
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: David Verbree, Brian Douglas, Nicholas VanderStel, Andrew DeZeeuw, Juan Morales, Eric Hughes, Corrin Meyer, David Johnson
  • Patent number: D853296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Club Car, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Douglas, Carrie Seger Harrison, Benjamin Gilling Braun, Dennis James Heil, Dean J. Long
  • Patent number: D859210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Club Car, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Ross Lyons, Nicholas Douglas, Carrie Seger Harrison, Benjamin Gillin Braun, Dennis James Heil, Dean J. Long