Patents by Inventor Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan 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: 20190256250
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular deck system that utilizes a combination of a movable platform having a plurality of vertical posts with engagement members. Decks, filled with freight, can be placed onto the vertical posts at various heights at different sections of the movable platform using a conveyance vehicle. Further, the height of the vertical posts can be extended using an extension post for securing tall cargo. The decks can also be locked to the vertical posts to prevent dislodgement of the deck during transport of the movable platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Bradley, Patrick Sullivan, Shannon Lively, Seth Galewyrick, Stonie Hopkins, Dylan Henderson, Brad Blackstone
  • Publication number: 20190243465
    Abstract: User expectations demand that keypad layout and size, as well as keypad performance and illumination remain the same or improve over time. In various implementations, the keyboards disclosed and detailed herein incorporate an array of thermoset bare die light emitting diodes in an effort to more evenly distribute light through a keyboard structure without increasing keyboard thickness, as compared to prior art designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Patrick SULLIVAN, James David HOLBERY, Siyuan MA, David Michael LANE, Thomas Joseph LONGO
  • Publication number: 20190242797
    Abstract: Systems and methods for speciation of chemicals of interest with inline and automatic dilution or addition of other fluids prior to or following speciation with subsequent analysis by ICP instruments are described. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a first valve having a first valve configuration to receive a sample into a holding loop coupled to the first valve and a second valve configuration to transfer the sample from the holding loop; and a second valve having a first valve configuration configured to receive the sample from the first valve and direct the sample to a speciation column to separate one or more species of the sample, the second valve further including a fluid addition port configured to receive a fluid into the second valve to mix with the sample after the sample exits the speciation column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel R. Wiederin, Charles D. Quarles, JR., Patrick Sullivan, Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20190243145
    Abstract: A head-mounted-display assembly may include a knitted layer formed of a plurality of fibers and extending in three dimensions. The knitted layer may include (1) a first region having a first degree of at least one physical property, (2) a second region having a second degree of the at least one physical property, and (3) a transition region extending between the first region and the second region. The transition region of the knitted layer may progressively change in degree of the at least one physical property proceeding from the first region toward the second region. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Shane Michael Ellis, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10370191
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a movable platform (MP) for moving freight during cross-dock operations. The MP comprises a mechanical lift brake assembly that can be utilized to deploy a plurality of mechanical lift brakes preventing further movement of the MP. AMP forklift attachment that can be used to convey the MP and to engage or disengage the mechanical lift brake assembly. The MP forklift attachment can be attached to a conveyance vehicle, such as a forklift, or built into an automated guided vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Seth Galewyrick, Patrick Sullivan, Mark Bradley
  • Patent number: 10373838
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic sampling of a sample for the determination of chemical element concentrations and control of semiconductor processes are described. A system embodiment includes a remote sampling system configured to collect a sample of phosphoric acid at a first location, the remote sampling system including a remote valve having a holding loop coupled thereto; and an analysis system configured for positioning at a second location remote from the first location, the analysis system coupled to the remote valve via a transfer line, the analysis system including an analysis device configured to determine a concentration of one or more components of the sample of phosphoric acid and including a sample pump at the second location configured to introduce the sample from the holding loop into the transfer line for analysis by the analysis device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle W. Uhlmeyer, Jae Seok Lee, Daniel R. Wiederin, Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10330887
    Abstract: A head-mounted display in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology includes a display housing and one or more displays within the display housing. The display system further includes a first lens and a second lens, each being operably associated with the one or more displays. A lateral distance between the first and second lenses is adjustable to accommodate users having different interpupillary distances. The display system still further includes a flexible membrane having a region extending between the first and second lenses. The region of the membrane extending between the first and second lenses is configured to resiliently expand as the lateral distance between the first and second lenses increases and to resiliently contract as the lateral distance between the first and second lenses decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wesley Bristol, Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Chun Li Chen
  • Patent number: 10281728
    Abstract: Technology is provided for restraint systems for use with head mounted displays and head mounted displays incorporating the same. The head mounted display includes a display unit including a display housing and one or more display devices. A retention assembly attaches to the display unit to support the unit on a user's head. The retention assembly includes at least one tensioner mechanism including a housing having an anchor portion coupled to the display housing and a slider positioned in the housing. A strap is coupled to the slider and configured to support the head mounted display on the user's head. A tension element having a first end portion coupled to the housing and a second end portion coupled to the slider provides a constant force on the strap to comfortably pull the strap against the user's head in order to retain the head mounted display on the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Peter Wesley Bristol, Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Jared I. Drinkwater
  • Patent number: 10279955
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a modular deck system that utilizes a combination of a movable platform having a plurality of vertical posts with engagement members. Decks, filled with freight, can be placed onto the vertical posts at various heights at different sections of the movable platform using a conveyance vehicle. Further, the height of the vertical posts can be extended using an extension post for securing tall cargo. The decks can also be locked to the vertical posts to prevent dislodgement of the deck during transport of the movable platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Bradley, Patrick Sullivan, Shannon Lively, Seth Galewyrick, Stonie Hopkins, Dylan Henderson, Brad Blackstone
  • Patent number: 10241013
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inline and automatic dilution of chemicals of interest for speciation and subsequent analysis by ICP spectrometry are described. A system embodiment includes a first valve to receive a sample into a holding loop; a plurality of syringe pumps coupled to the first valve to deliver an inline diluted sample from the first valve; and a second valve coupled to the first valve to receive the inline diluted sample from the first valve into a sample holding loop coupled to the second valve, the second valve configured to couple to at least one of an eluent source or a carrier fluid source to receive at least one of an eluent fluid or a carrier fluid to transfer the inline diluted sample from the sample holding loop to a speciation column to separate one or more species from the inline diluted sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Field, Daniel R. Wiederin, Patrick Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190079061
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to provide speciation of silicon species present in a remote sample for analysis. A method embodiment includes, but is not limited to, receiving a fluid sample containing inorganic silicon in the presence of bound silicon from a remote sampling system via a fluid transfer line; transferring the fluid sample to an inline chromatographic separation system; separating the inorganic silicon from the bound silicon via the inline chromatographic separation system; transferring the separated inorganic silicon and bound silicon to a silicon detector in fluid communication with the inline chromatographic separation system; and determining an amount of one or more of the inorganic silicon or the bound silicon in the fluid sample via the silicon detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Unnerstall, Patrick Sullivan, Daniel R. Wiederin, Brad Prucha, C. Derrick Quarles, JR., Jae Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10222622
    Abstract: Head mounted displays having lens movement assemblies and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a head mounted display system includes a display housing surrounding one or more display devices, a first lens and a second lens. An input device on the display housing includes a control member moveable between a first position and a second position. A lens movement assembly is operatively coupled to the input device and the first and second lenses, and is configured to move the first lens relative to the second lens in response to movement of the control member between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jared I. Drinkwater, Mark Alan Tempel, Robin Michael Miller, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190057331
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an automated cross-dock management system configured to optimize moves on a cross-dock. The automated cross-dock management system uses inbound manifest data to calculate ordered move instructions for all inbound movable platforms, inbound modular decks, and inbound freight. The ordered move instructions can be assigned to be carried out by manual conveyance vehicles or by automated guided vehicles based upon a plurality of criteria. The automated cross-dock management system is also able to detect damaged freight on the cross-dock using a combination of streams from video cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Sullivan, Jefferson Maldonado, Shannon Lively, Kerry Jenkins, Jonathan McCormack, Jeremy Sloan
  • Patent number: 10209738
    Abstract: A head-mounted-display adjustment apparatus may include a spring with a restoring force that is, within an elastic limit of the spring, substantially disproportional to deflection of the spring. The adjustment apparatus may also include a mount that couples the spring to a head-mounted display. In addition, the adjustment apparatus may include a strap with a distal section coupled to the head-mounted display and a proximal section coupled to the spring such that (1) the strap is extendable, via deflection of the spring, away from the head-mounted display and (2) when a user is wearing the head-mounted display, the restoring force of the spring holds, via the strap, the head-mounted display against the user's face. Various other head-mounted-display adjustment devices, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Glen Jason Tompkins, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10203506
    Abstract: A head-mounted-display adjustment apparatus may include a telescoping assembly. The telescoping assembly may include (1) a track, (2) a boss element that bears upon the track and that is loosely coupled to the track such that the boss element is liftable from the track by a limited distance, and (3) a slide that moves along the track, the slide including a catch that restrains the slide from moving along the track when the boss element bears upon the track. The adjustment apparatus may also include a strap with a distal section coupled to the head-mounted display and a proximal section coupled to the slide such that the strap is extendable, via movement of the slide, away from the head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10202679
    Abstract: An article is coated with a coating having a vivid primary color. In a preferred embodiment, the coating comprises a nickel or polymer basecoat layer, and a first color layer comprised of oxygen-rich refractory metal oxycarbides, a second color layer comprising oxygen-rich refractory metal oxycarbides and a top layer of refractory metal oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: VAPOR TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Peterson, Bryce R. Anton, Patrick Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190041899
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a facial interface in a head-mount display. The facial interface assembly is comprised of three separate layers of various materials that are contoured to assemble into a removable facial interface that may be replaced in the event that it becomes worn due to use. The facial interface assembly is composed of a periphery frame, a semi-rigid frame, and facial interface foam. These three layers are of varying rigidity, and support contours designed to fit together in a flush manner comprising a removable facial interface assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Shane Michael Ellis, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20180365660
    Abstract: One or more devices, systems and/or methods for generating waste profiles are provided. For example, a graphical user interface may be controlled to display a waste profile interface. A request to generate a waste profile associated with waste may be received via the waste profile interface. The request may comprise waste parameters of the waste. One or more waste information databases may be analyzed to identify data records associated with the waste parameters. The waste profile may be generated based upon the waste parameters and the data records. An electronic waste transfer request, comprising the waste profile, associated with the waste, may be transmitted over a network connection to a second device associated with a waste facility. An acceptance message indicating that the waste facility accepts the waste or a rejection message indicating that the waste facility rejects the waste may be received from the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Collins, Douglas Yoder, Michael Haritakis, Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10156727
    Abstract: A strap system for a head-mounted display system includes a rigid bar having an opening at a first end and a vertical slot situated on an outer surface of the rigid bar. The opening extends within the rigid bar in a lateral dimension. The strap system also includes a rigid segment with an end inserted into the opening of the rigid bar in the lateral dimension, one or more compression springs coupled to the rigid segment, a shuttle to press against the one or more compression springs so as to slide along the lateral dimension, and an adjustment strap fixedly coupled to the shuttle and extending beyond the end of the rigid segment and through the vertical slot on the rigid bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Jared I. Drinkwater, Lesley Ribble Magrath, Peter Wesley Bristol, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: D840399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Adam Hewko