Patents by Inventor Paul Brown

Paul Brown 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: 20240124366
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for a system in which liquid carbon dioxide, or a mixture of liquid and gaseous carbon dioxide, is converted to solid carbon dioxide by exiting an orifice at a sufficient pressure drop, e.g., for delivery of carbon dioxide to a concrete mixture in a mixer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Dean Paul FORGERON, Joshua Jeremy BROWN, George Sean MONKMAN, Paul J. SANDBERG
  • Patent number: 11950377
    Abstract: Provided are flexible interconnect circuits comprising signal circuit elements. For example, a signal circuit element can be formed from the same metal sheet as a signal trace, thereby being monolithic with the signal circuit element. This integration of signal circuit elements into a flexible interconnect circuit reduces the number of additional operations and components (e.g., attaching external circuit elements). In some examples, a flexible interconnect circuit is used in a battery pack for interconnecting batteries while providing external terminals on the same side of the pack. Specifically, a flexible interconnect circuit comprises an interconnecting conductive layer (for connecting to batteries) and a return conductive layer, both extending between the first and second circuit edges. Each of these conductive layers comprises a corresponding external terminal at the first edge, while these layers are interconnected at the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: CelLink Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Ortiz, Malcom Parker Brown, Casey Anderson, Will Findlay, Gabrielle Tate, Shawn D'Gama, Arturo Cantu-Chavez
  • Publication number: 20240090721
    Abstract: A robotic cleaner includes a housing, a suction conduit with an opening, and a leading roller mounted in front of a brush roll. An inter-roller air passageway may be defined between the leading roller and the brush roll wherein the lower portion of the leading roller is exposed to a flow path to the suction conduit and an upper portion of the leading roller is outside of the flow path. Optionally, a combing unit includes a plurality of combing protrusions extending into the leading roller and having leading edges not aligned with a center of the leading roller. Optionally, a sealing strip is located along a rear side of the opening and along a portion of left and right sides of the opening. The underside may define side edge vacuum passageways extending from the sides of the housing partially between the leading roller and the sealing strip towards the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Steven Paul CARTER, Adam Udy, Catriona A. Sutter, Christopher Pinches, David S. Clare, Andre David Brown, John Freese, Patrick Cleary, Alexander J. Calvino, Lee Cottrell, Daniel Meyer, Daniel John Innes, David Jalbert, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gordon Howes, Wenxiu Gao, David Wu, David W. Poirier, Daniel R. Der Marderosian
  • Publication number: 20240090710
    Abstract: An innovative multi-position bucket-style bathtub that has multiple unique positions such that, when rotated between positions, a recline angle of the bathtub is changed, thereby making the bathtub suitable for infants in earlier stages of development and facilitates using the bucket bathtub during various stages of a child's development.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicant: Kids2 Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Chicca, Paul Brown, Art Gehr
  • Patent number: 11927372
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop includes a compressor, a first region of a first heat exchanger. The first heat exchanger is positioned immediately downstream of an outlet of the compressor. A second heat exchanger is positioned downstream of the first heat exchanger. A vapor generator is positioned downstream of the first heat exchanger. The vapor generator is positioned upstream of the second heat exchanger in a first mode of operation. The vapor generator is positioned downstream of the second heat exchanger in a second mode of operation. A first branching point is positioned immediately downstream of the first region of the first heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachael Shey, Jeffrey Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 11928095
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a system to generate and cause display of a specially configured graphical user interface to receive and present collections of images. According to certain example embodiments, an image analysis system: receives an image file from a client device; generates a hash value based on the image file; performs a comparison of the hash value with a list that comprises a collection of hash values; identifies a match to the hash value among the collection of hash values; assigns a label to the image file in response to identifying the match among the collection of image files from the list; and indexes the image file at a memory location identified by the label assigned to the image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stein, Adam Campbell, Alicia Monfre, Angela Muller, Enoch Hsiao, Lucas Ray, Matthew Brady, Michelle Brown, Paul Lisker
  • Patent number: 11919368
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop includes a first heat exchanger, a first region of a second heat exchanger, a third heat exchanger, a fourth heat exchanger, a first heat exchange fluid, a compressor, a vapor generator, and a four-way valve. The compressor includes a low-pressure inlet, a mid-pressure inlet, and an outlet. The vapor generator is positioned downstream of the outlet of the compressor and upstream of both the low-pressure inlet and the mid-pressure inlet. The four-way valve is positioned immediately upstream of the first heat exchanger. At least one component chosen from the group including the first heat exchanger, the second heat exchanger, and the vapor generator is free from compressor-driven flow of the first heat exchange fluid during a predetermined set of heating modes of operation of the heat pump and a predetermined set of cooling modes of operation of the heat pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachael Shey, Jeffrey Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 11920834
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop includes a compressor, a first region of a first heat exchanger, a first branching point, a first shutoff valve, a second shutoff valve, and a second heat exchanger. The compressor includes a low-pressure inlet, a mid-pressure inlet, and an outlet. The first heat exchanger is positioned immediately downstream of the outlet of the compressor. The first branching point is positioned immediately downstream of the first region of the first heat exchanger. The refrigerant loop splits into a first path and a second path at the first branching point. The first shutoff valve is positioned along the first path and immediately downstream of the first branching point. The second shutoff valve is positioned along the second path and immediately downstream of the first branching point. The second heat exchanger is downstream of the first heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachael E. Shey, Jeffrey Paul Brown, Leyuan Yu, James C. Rollinson
  • Publication number: 20240070801
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus related to memory devices. In one approach, an artificial intelligence system uses a memory device to provide inference results. Image data from a camera is provided to the memory device. The memory device stores the image data received from the camera. The memory device includes dynamic random access memory (DRAM), and static random access memory (SRAM). The memory device also includes a processor to run a neural network. The neural network uses the image data as input. An output from the neural network provides an inference result. In one example, the memory device has a same form factor as a conventional DRAM device. The memory device includes a multiply-accumulate (MAC) engine that supports computations for the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Xinyu Wu, Timothy Paul Finkbeiner, Peter Lawrence Brown, Troy Dale Larsen, Glen Earl Hush, Troy Allen Manning
  • Patent number: 11912105
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop includes a first heat exchanger, a first region of a second heat exchanger, a third heat exchanger, a fourth heat exchanger, a compressor, a vapor generator, a first check valve, and a second check valve. The compressor includes a low-pressure inlet, a mid-pressure inlet, and an outlet. The vapor generator is positioned downstream of the outlet of the compressor and upstream of both the low-pressure inlet and the mid-pressure inlet. The first check valve is positioned immediately downstream of the third heat exchanger. The second check valve is positioned immediately downstream of the fourth heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachael Shey, Jeffrey Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 11906213
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop includes a compressor, a first condenser, a vapor generator having a first region and a second region, a first expansion valve, a second expansion valve, and a first evaporator. A branching point is positioned between the first condenser and the vapor generator. The branching point diverts a portion of a first heat exchange fluid circulating through the refrigerant loop to the vapor generator. The first expansion valve is positioned between the branching point and the vapor generator. An outlet vapor generator is coupled to a mid-pressure inlet port of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Brown, Manfred Koberstein, Loren John Lohmeyer, Rachael Shey
  • Publication number: 20240034885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid solution comprising (a) at least one compound according to formula (I), and (b) at least one compound according to formula (II), or at least one compound according to formula (III), or a mixture of at least one compound according to formula (II) and at least one compound according to formula (III), wherein R1 and R2 may, independently of one another, stand for —(CH2)n—X, wherein X stands for hydrogen, methyl, a C1-C5 alkoxyl, hydroxy, phenyl, C1-C5 alkylphenyl, C1-C5 alkoxyphenyl, hydroxyphenyl, halogenated phenyl, pyridyl, C1-C5 alkylpyridyl, C1-C5 alkoxypyridyl, halogenated pyridyl, pyridylvinyl or naphthyl; wherein n stands for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5; R3 and R4 may, independently of one another, stand for phenylene, C1-C5 alkylphenylene, C1-C5 alkoxyphenylene, hydroxyphenylene, halogenated phenylene, pyridinediyl, C1-C5 alkylpyridinediyl, C1-C5 alkoxy-pyridinediyl, halogenated pyridinediyl, anthraquinonediyl or naphthalenediyl, wherein the 2 nitrogen atoms bound to R3 a
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Nikolay VINOKUROV, Paul Pascal ROQUETTE, Paul BROWN, Till VOGEL, Andres Carlos GARCIA ESPINO
  • Publication number: 20240026171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid solution comprising (a) at least one compound according to formula (I) and (b) at least one compound according to formula (II), or at least one compound according to formula (III), or a mixture of at least one compound according to formula (II) and at least one compound according to formula (III) wherein R1 and R2 may, independently of one another, stand for —(CH2)n—X, wherein X stands for hydrogen, methyl, a C1-C5 alkoxyl, hydroxy, phenyl, C1-C5 alkylphenyl, C1-C5 alkoxyphenyl, hydroxyphenyl, halogenated phenyl, pyridyl, C1-C5 alkylpyridyl, C1-C5 alkoxypyridyl, halogenated pyridyl, pyridylvinyl or naphthyl; wherein n stands for 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5; R3 and R4 may, independently of one another, stand for phenylene, C1-C5 alkylphenylene, C1-C5 alkoxyphenylene, hydroxyphenylene, halogenated phenylene, pyridinediyl, C1-C5 alkylpyridinediyl, C1-C5 alkoxy-pyridinediyl, halogenated pyridinediyl, anthraquinonediyl or naphthalenediyl, wherein the 2 nitrogen atoms bound to R4 acc
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Nikolay VINOKUROV, Paul Pascal ROQUETTE, Paul BROWN, Till VOGEL, Andres Carlos GARCIA ESPINO
  • Patent number: 11859811
    Abstract: Auxiliary boiler systems, and methods of implementing and/or operating auxiliary boiler systems, are disclosed herein. In one example embodiment, an auxiliary boiler system for use in conjunction with a main steam source includes an auxiliary boiler, a deaerator coupled directly to and integrated with the auxiliary boiler, and a condensate storage tank coupled at least indirectly to the deaerator. Also, in another example embodiment, a method of implementing an auxiliary boiler system for use in conjunction with a main steam source includes setting a condensate storage tank in relation to a first support structure at a first position, and setting an auxiliary boiler at a second position. The method further includes directly coupling a deaerator to the auxiliary boiler so that the deaerator is integrated with the auxiliary boiler, and installing at least one interconnection by which the condensate storage tank is at least indirectly coupled to the deaerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Meenatchinathan Vasudevan, Dillon Gushard, Nick Ferguson, Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 11845647
    Abstract: A counter mountable fluid dispenser includes a below deck reservoir for storing a fluid comprising at least one of a soap, an anti-bacterial cleanser, a disinfectant, and a lotion, an above deck spout including an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing fluid stored in the reservoir and an external supply port connected with the reservoir by a supply passage to supply fluid to the reservoir, a supply access valve connected with the supply passage and operable to block flow from the external supply port to the reservoir in a closed position and to permit flow from the external supply port to the reservoir in the open position, and a controller in communication with the supply access valve for controller operation of the supply access valve from a closed position to an open position in response to receipt of an authorized supply signal at the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott T. Proper, Richard E. Corney, Paul Brown
  • Publication number: 20230379294
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are provided for registering DNS hostnames of Internet host devices for very large domain zones (VLZ) stored on a DNS server on a network, including setting a pseudo-zone as the VLZ, intercepting DNS updates to the pseudo-zone, mapping the entries in the pseudo-zone into a hierarchy of real parent zones and sub-zones using a mapping formula, and translating DNS updates to the pseudo-zone from an original fully qualified domain name (FQDN) into a at least one new FQDNs and adding the at least one new FQDNs to an authoritative DNS Server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Timothy Krzywonos, Richard N. Hyatt, Paul Brown, Dmitri Dehterov, Steven P. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20230366595
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop includes a compressor, a first region of a first heat exchanger, a first branching point, a first shutoff valve, a second shutoff valve, and a second heat exchanger. The compressor includes a low-pressure inlet, a mid-pressure inlet, and an outlet. The first heat exchanger is positioned immediately downstream of the outlet of the compressor. The first branching point is positioned immediately downstream of the first region of the first heat exchanger. The refrigerant loop splits into a first path and a second path at the first branching point. The first shutoff valve is positioned along the first path and immediately downstream of the first branching point. The second shutoff valve is positioned along the second path and immediately downstream of the first branching point. The second heat exchanger is downstream of the first heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachael E. Shey, Jeffrey Paul Brown, Leyuan Yu, James C. Rollinson
  • Publication number: 20230366591
    Abstract: A heat pump includes a refrigerant loop. The refrigerant loop can include a compressor, a first region of a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, and a bypass branch. The compressor includes a low-pressure inlet, a mid-pressure inlet, and an outlet. The first heat exchanger is positioned downstream of the outlet of the compressor. The second heat exchanger is positioned downstream of the first heat exchanger. The bypass branch includes an entrance and an exit. The entrance to the bypass branch is positioned downstream of the outlet of the compressor and upstream of the first region of the first heat exchanger. The exit of the bypass branch is positioned upstream of the second heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachael E. Shey, Jeffrey Paul Brown, Leyuan Yu, James C. Rollinson
  • Patent number: 11812857
    Abstract: An adjustable bed (10) includes a frame (20) and an adjustable mattress support platform having a plurality of articulated mattress support sections (12-18) pivotally mounted for relative angular adjustment with respect to the frame. The mattress support sections including at least one adjustable backrest support section (12) and at least one adjustable mattress bend support section (13) adjacent to the backrest section, actuator means (40) for effecting co-ordinated pivotal movement of the adjustable mattress support sections for reconfiguring the bed between a flat lowered configuration and a raised configuration for supporting an occupant in flat or raised positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: MOTUS MECHANICS LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Brown
  • Patent number: D1023133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: David Bingham, Jonathan Brown, Adrienne Burcat, Matthias Mencke, Blake Bakken, Mei Wing Chan, Andres Torresi, Rob Pratley, Naima Ben Ayed, Paul Troppmair, Riccardo De Franceschi, Jonny Pinhorn