Patents by Inventor Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle 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: 20190269279
    Abstract: A food portioning system to more accurately and/or quickly portion food served from a food container includes a support for a container and a bracket coupled with the support. The bracket includes a scrape bar positioned above the support to level food within a serving implement. The scrape bar can also be used as a handle to carry, insert, and/or remove the food container from a steam table. The scrape bar can be adjustable relative to the support to position the scrape bar at varying heights. Such food portioning systems can be used to support a food container within a food well or on a countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Doyle Davis
  • Publication number: 20190268269
    Abstract: A computing device includes an appliance status table to store at least one of reliability and performance data for one or more network functions virtualization (NFV) appliances and one or more legacy network appliances. The computing device includes a load controller to configure an Internet Protocol (IP) filter rule to select a packet for which processing of the packet is to be migrated from a selected one of the one or more legacy network appliances to a selected one of the one or more NFV appliances, and to update the appliance status table with received at least one of reliability and performance data for the one or more legacy network appliances and the one or more NFV appliances. The computing device includes a packet distributor to receive the packet, to select one of the one or more NFV appliances based at least in part on the appliance status table, and to send the packet to the selected NFV appliance. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick CONNOR, Andrey CHILIKIN, Brendan RYAN, Chris MACNAMARA, John J. BROWNE, Krishnamurthy JAMBUR SATHYANARAYANA, Stephen DOYLE, Tomasz KANTECKI, Anthony KELLY, Ciara LOFTUS, Fiona TRAHE
  • Patent number: 10361013
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for flame sensing within a turbine. A sensor assembly, an electrical assembly and a cable assembly extending therebetween. A photodiode generates an electrical signal and the electrical assembly determines a characteristic. An inner conductor electrically connects the photodiode to the electrical assembly. A first insulating layer, with mineral insulation material, surrounds the inner conductor. An inner sheath, with electrically conductive material, surrounds the first insulating layer. A second insulating layer, with mineral insulation material, surrounds the inner sheath. An outer sheath, with an electrically conductive, metal material, surrounds the second insulating layer. The cable assembly is configured for use up to about 300 degrees Celsius or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Troy David Hazelton, Frederick Louis Glesius, John Patrick Doyle, Alan Rex Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10334988
    Abstract: A food portioning system to more accurately and/or quickly portion food served from a food container includes a support for a container and a bracket coupled with the support. The bracket includes a scrape bar positioned above the support to level food within a serving implement. The scrape bar can also be used as a handle to carry, insert, or remove the food container from a steam table. The scrape bar can be adjustable relative to the support to position the scrape bar at varying heights. Such food portioning systems can be used to support a food container within a food well or on a countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Nutrition Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Doyle Davis
  • Publication number: 20190149670
    Abstract: Provided is a device for monitoring printer-related data on USB cables. The USB-compatible device comprises a first USB connector, a second USB connector, a processor, and a non-volatile memory. The device stores printer-related data, reports stored printer-related data to a server, and removes the stored printer-related data from the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: EMERGE PRINT MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Doyle, Patrick Adesso, Jill Castillenti, Gideon Hecht, Brian Lauman, Daniel Doyle, Alex Berndt Campbell, Marvin Scaff
  • Patent number: 10063549
    Abstract: A technique of supporting multi-factor authentication uses a database server. The technique involves receiving suspicious user activity data from a first set of authentication servers and storing the suspicious user activity data from the first set of authentication servers, as sharable authentication data, in a database of the database server. The technique further involves providing the sharable authentication data from the database to a second set of authentication servers. Each authentication server of the second set of authentication servers performs multi-factor authentication operations based on (i) local authentication data which is gathered by that authentication server and (ii) the sharable authentication data provided from the database. Accordingly, useful authentication data from one authentication server (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yedidya Dotan, Lawrence N. Friedman, Sean Patrick Doyle
  • Publication number: 20180208106
    Abstract: An illuminated hitch receiver assembly for a vehicle includes a light source associated with one of a hitch receiver or a drawbar. A light source actuator is associated with a vehicle-mounted wiring connector or a light source connector. The light source actuator may be one of a capacitive switch, a touch switch, or a push switch. The light source may be integral to a portion of the receiver or may be releasably connected to the drawbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: John Patrick Doyle, II, Donald P. Iacovoni, Paul L. Heirtzler, JR.
  • Patent number: 9981533
    Abstract: A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is hingedly connected to the liftgate panel to define a decklid swing arc. The decklid and liftgate panels are not aligned, causing the decklid swing arc to be different from the liftgate swing arc. The assembly further includes a liftgate/decklid assembly closure mechanism including an articulating striker configured for translation between a first orientation and a second orientation. The first orientation is normal to the liftgate swing arc and the second orientation is normal to the decklid swing arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul Elia, Donald P. Iacovoni, Paul L. Heirtzler, Henry W. Hausler, John Patrick Doyle
  • Patent number: 9858535
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic generation of procedures is disclosed. The method comprises: (a) storing asset types defining attributes; asset instances, inheriting attributes of one of the asset types and having attribute-values; procedure statements being associated to conditional rule(s) to be applied to an attribute-value of an asset instance; and procedure templates, each defining a unique combination of asset type and a group of said procedure statements. The method further comprises (b) for a given asset instance and a given procedure template: (i) iteratively reading each of the procedure statements of the group of procedure statements being associated to the given procedure template; and (ii) presenting, on a user interface, each one of the procedure statements where a condition is met when the corresponding conditional rule(s) is applied to the attribute-values of the given asset instance, in order to dynamically generate an asset specific procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIA INC.
    Inventors: Steven Wesley Keith, Patrick Michael Pottier, Michael Patrick Doyle
  • Publication number: 20170345529
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for flame sensing within a turbine. A sensor assembly, an electrical assembly and a cable assembly extending therebetween. A photodiode generates an electrical signal and the electrical assembly determines a characteristic. An inner conductor electrically connects the photodiode to the electrical assembly. A first insulating layer, with mineral insulation material, surrounds the inner conductor. An inner sheath, with electrically conductive material, surrounds the first insulating layer. A second insulating layer, with mineral insulation material, surrounds the inner sheath. An outer sheath, with an electrically conductive, metal material, surrounds the second insulating layer. The cable assembly is configured for use up to about 300 degrees Celsius or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Troy David Hazelton, Frederick Louis Glesius, John Patrick Doyle, Alan Rex Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20170325638
    Abstract: A food portioning system to more accurately and/or quickly portion food served from a food container includes a support for a container and a bracket coupled with the support. The bracket includes a scrape bar positioned above the support to level food within a serving implement. The scrape bar can also be used as a handle to carry, insert, and/or remove the food container from a steam table. The scrape bar can be adjustable relative to the support to position the scrape bar at varying heights. Such food portioning systems can be used to support a food container within a food well or on a countertop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick Doyle Davis
  • Patent number: 9773584
    Abstract: A cable assembly for a flame sensor apparatus includes an inner conductor electrically connected to a photodiode that generates a current. The inner conductor transmits the current from the photodiode. A first insulating layer circumferentially surrounds the inner conductor. The first insulating layer includes a mineral insulation material. An inner sheath circumferentially surrounds the first insulating layer. The inner sheath includes an electrically conductive material. A second insulating layer circumferentially surrounds the inner sheath. The second insulating layer includes a mineral insulation material. An outer sheath circumferentially surrounds the second insulating layer. The outer sheath includes an electrically conductive material. The cable assembly is for use in temperatures up to about 300 degrees Celsius or greater. A method of attaching a cable assembly for a flame sensor apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Troy David Hazelton, Frederick Louis Glesius, John Patrick Doyle, Alan Rex Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9678792
    Abstract: Sharing resources in a docked mobile environment comprises maintaining a set of execution tasks within a first data handling system having a system dock interface to physically couple to a second data handling system and assigning a task to be executed by the second data handling system while the two systems are physically coupled. The described method further comprises detecting a physical decoupling of the first and second data handling systems and displaying an execution result of the task via a first display element of the first data handling system in response to such a detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Doyle, David Louis Kaminsky
  • Patent number: 9678791
    Abstract: A first and second data handling systems provides for shared resources in a docked mobile environment. The first data handling system maintains a set of execution tasks within the first data handling system having a system dock interface to physically couple to the second data handling system. The first data handling system assigns a task to be executed by the second data handling system while the two systems are physically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Doyle, David Louis Kaminsky
  • Patent number: 9637955
    Abstract: A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is hingedly connected to the liftgate panel to define a decklid swing arc. The decklid and liftgate panels are not aligned, causing the decklid swing arc to be different from the liftgate swing arc. The assembly further includes a liftgate/decklid assembly closure mechanism including an articulating latch member configured for translating as needed between an orientation normal to the liftgate swing arc and an orientation normal to the decklid swing arc prior to engaging a fixed angle striker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Elia, Donald P. Iacovoni, Paul L. Heirtzler, Jr., Henry W. Hausler, John Patrick Doyle, II
  • Publication number: 20160369535
    Abstract: A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is hingedly connected to the liftgate panel to define a decklid swing arc. The decklid and liftgate panels are not aligned, causing the decklid swing arc to be different from the liftgate swing arc. The assembly further includes a liftgate/decklid assembly closure mechanism including an articulating latch member configured for translating as needed between an orientation normal to the liftgate swing arc and an orientation normal to the decklid swing arc prior to engaging a fixed angle striker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Elia, Donald P. Iacovoni, Paul L. Heirtzler, JR., Henry W. Hausler, John Patrick Doyle, II
  • Publication number: 20160369536
    Abstract: A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is hingedly connected to the liftgate panel to define a decklid swing arc. The decklid and liftgate panels are not aligned, causing the decklid swing arc to be different from the liftgate swing arc. The assembly further includes a liftgate/decklid assembly closure mechanism including an articulating striker configured for translation between a first orientation and a second orientation. The first orientation is normal to the liftgate swing arc and the second orientation is normal to the decklid swing arc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Elia, Donald P. Iacovoni, Paul L. Heirtzler, Henry W. Hausler, John Patrick Doyle
  • Patent number: 9499205
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a fuel tank, a battery, a first exoskeleton, and a second exoskeleton. The fuel tank and the battery straddle a driveline and are each disposed below a seating area. The first exoskeleton has a first pair of rails secured to each other by a first cross member. The second exoskeleton has a second pair of rails secured to each other by a second cross member. The first and second exoskeletons surround the fuel tank and battery, respectively, and are configured to absorb energy during an impact to protect the fuel tank and battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Elia, Justin I. Thakolkaran, Corey John Jarocki, William Moore Sherwood, John Patrick Doyle, II
  • Patent number: 9448778
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for performing object collocation on a computer system are provided. The method includes analyzing a sequence of computer instructions for object allocations and uses of the allocated objects. The method further includes creating an allocation interference graph of object allocation nodes with edges indicating pairs of allocations to be omitted from collocation. The method also includes coloring the allocation interference graph such that adjacent nodes are assigned different colors, and creating an object allocation at a program point prior to allocations of a selected color from the allocation interference graph. The method additionally includes storing an address associated with the created object allocation in a collocation pointer, and replacing a use of each allocation of the selected color with a use of the collocation pointer to collocate multiple objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Doyle, Pramod Ramarao, Vijay Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 9428944
    Abstract: A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is hingedly connected to the liftgate panel to define a decklid swing arc. The decklid and liftgate panels are not aligned, causing the decklid swing arc to be different from the liftgate swing arc. The assembly further includes a liftgate/decklid assembly closure mechanism including an articulating member configured for translating a portion of the closure mechanism between an orientation normal to the liftgate swing arc and an orientation normal to the decklid swing arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Elia, Donald P. Iacovoni, Paul L. Heirtzler, Henry W. Hausler, John Patrick Doyle