Patents by Inventor Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell 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: 20190013841
    Abstract: A network controller is configured to receive a data packet from a core network for routing to a device in a wireless network. The controller may then select an antenna set from a plurality of antenna sets that are distributed across different base stations operable to transmit data packets to the destination device. The antenna set may be selected from the plurality of antenna sets based on a distribution pattern. For example, the distribution pattern may be a pseudo-randomly generated distribution pattern. The controller may then route the at least one data packet to the base station which the selected antenna set is implemented for transmission to the device. The antenna sets may be implemented on one base station, or implemented so that the antennas of an antenna set are distributed across multiple base stations. The antenna sets may also be configured to be of any number of antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Edward Giaimo, Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180309476
    Abstract: A spreading sequence generator for a first radio frequency (RF) transceiver receives an RF signal from a second RF transceiver. The first RF transceiver measures power levels of the received RF signal at a plurality of instants to generate respective digital power level values and uses the plurality of digital power level values to create a first spreading sequence. The second RF transceiver receives an RF signal from the first RF transceiver and performs the same functions to create a second spreading sequence. Due to the reciprocal nature of the RF channel between the first and second RF transceivers, the first and second cryptographic keys match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Edward C. Giaimo, III, Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10107504
    Abstract: An oven for baking a food product includes a housing having a ceiling, a floor, first and second opposing side walls, at least one internal heating zone defined by the ceiling, the floor and the first and second opposing side walls, and at least one heating source for providing heat to the at least one internal heating zone. The ceiling is formed of carbon steel. At least a surface of the ceiling facing the at least one internal heating zone is formed as a high emissivity chemical conversion coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Reading Bakery Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Zaleski, Jr., Paul Mitchell, Greg Hill, David Horning
  • Patent number: 10053888
    Abstract: A cylindrical cartridge used for the storage and protection of all types of barrier fencing. The device is designed to extend the life of barrier fencing, reduce waste and reduce cost. The cartridge has an interior hollow pipe shaft with rollers mounted to the shaft to create a spool. The spool shaft extends through the top of the cartridge and is fitted with a manually operated crank handle. A vertical slotted opening in the side of the cartridge of varying widths dependent on the barrier material being used allows the extraction and retraction of the barrier fencing. The bottom of the cartridge has an opening in the center equal to that of the interior dimension of the hollow shaft. The bottom opening allows for the mounting of the cartridge to a ground spike or stabilizing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ideal Warehouse Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180103382
    Abstract: Data traffic routing and/or transmission parameter adaption decisions are made at a sending node by considering error patterns of one or more possible receiving nodes at the bit level. Data traffic routing and/or transmission parameter adaption decisions may be used to preemptively prevent data errors from occurring as data traffic is transmit by a sending node. The error pattern information may include information on numbers of bit errors in a code word or information on relative randomness or burstiness of bit error patterns at the one or more possible receiving nodes. The collaboratively shared error pattern information may be determined and updated over time intervals or upon selected conditions occurring. In one embodiment, a next hop node may be determined using bit error patterns of neighbor nodes. In another embodiment, transmission parameter adaption or channel selection may be determined using bit error patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9933258
    Abstract: There is disclosed a shoe mounted gradiometer tool. The tool includes an enclosed housing having a convex interior base and a transparent top. A ball is disposed within the enclosed housing. The ball is sized and shaped to roll on the convex interior base. There is a mounting piece connected to the enclosed housing for securing the enclosed housing to an exterior surface of a shoe. The position of the shoe mounted gradiometer tool may be adjusted by placing a fastener through a fastener-receiving hole on the mounting piece. The fastener is loosely connected to a shoe. The orientation of the housing is adjusted by pivoting the housing around the fastener-receiving hole so that a marked level position of the tool corresponds to the lowest position of the convex interior base. The mounting piece is then mounted fixedly to the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Paul Mitchell Investments Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9926410
    Abstract: A release-modifier composition comprises a capped polydiorganosiloxane-(MQ resin) copolymer, which comprises a macromolecule having an MQ resin portion covalently bonded to a polydiorganosiloxane portion. An M unit typically has the formula R1SiO1/2 and a Q unit typically has the formula SiO4/2, wherein R1 is an independently selected substituent. The polydiorganosiloxane portion comprises two D segments coupled to each other via a (RV,Alkenyl)SiO2/2 unit, wherein RV is (C1-C6)hydrocarbyl. Alkenyl may be (C2-C6)alkenyl. Each D segment comprises two or more (RD)2SiO2/2 units, which independently may be the same as or different than each other. Each RD independently may be (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, or phenyl. A curable release-coating composition comprising or prepared from the release-modifier composition, cured release-coating composition, coatings comprising the same, manufactured articles, kits, methods and uses, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham Bailey Gould, Timothy Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180044566
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for the production of a pressure sensitive adhesive, comprising dissolving a particulate solid MQ silicone resin having a bulk density in the range 0.4-0.9 g/cm3 in a volatile solvent, and dissolving a polydiorganosiloxane having a viscosity of 0.1 to 40,000 Pa·s at 25° C. in the volatile solvent before, simultaneously with or after dissolving the solid MQ silicone resin. The process of the present invention allows the production of a pressure sensitive adhesive in a solvent different from the solvent in which the MQ silicone resin was prepared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Janelle L. BROWN, Julie Lyn COOK, Leon Neal COOK, Elizabeth KELLEY, Timothy Paul MITCHELL, Lori Jean SUTTON, Stephanie THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20170350602
    Abstract: An oven for baking a food product includes a housing having a ceiling, a floor, first and second opposing side walls, at least one internal heating zone defined by the ceiling, the floor and the first and second opposing side walls, and at least one heating source for providing heat to the at least one internal heating zone. The ceiling is formed of carbon steel. At least a surface of the ceiling facing the at least one internal heating zone is formed as a high emissivity chemical conversion coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph S. ZALESKI, JR., Paul MITCHELL, Greg HILL, David HORNING
  • Publication number: 20170215102
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed that provide a network that may determine the presence of it caused by an interfering system transmitting within the same frequency bands, or frequency bands closely adjacent to frequency bands, that the network is using, and initiate action to improve network performance in the presence of the interference. The presence of the interference may be determined by detecting that interference at a threshold level exists in the network, and determining that the detected interference is “aggressive” interference, i.e., caused by intentional transmissions from the interfering system in frequency bands in which the network is operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell, Aaron Cunningham, Mitesh Desai
  • Publication number: 20170201895
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus in a wireless network that allow devices, such as client devices and access points (APs), having software defined radios (SDRs) to change operating behavior depending on network RF environment conditions are disclosed. The devices may be instructed to operate according to differently defined behavior profiles that may be chosen based on RF environment conditions. The profiles may be stored in a database. A particular profile may be obtained from the database for one or more devices based on an interference level within an RF environment of the devices. The profiles may be implemented to change device operating behavior so that interference is reduced or minimized in higher levels of interference. The profiles may also be implemented to change device behavior so that interference is reduced in lower levels of interference while also freeing up resources for more efficient use in network during lower levels of interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Paul Mitchell, Aaron Cunningham, Mitesh Desai
  • Patent number: 9603766
    Abstract: A coffin or container that can be erected or assembled from a substantially knock down or flat state, which includes:—a primary tension panel;—a pair of side panels; and—a pair of end panels; wherein, in an assembled form, an end of each said side panel is releasably attached to each end panel via complementary engaging features on each side panel to define a substantially quadrilateral wall, such that said primary tension panel, when located substantially within said wall, places at least said side panels in tension to thereby retain said primary tension panel within said wall and define, at least in part, a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DEPARTURE LOUNGE CASKETS LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20170055200
    Abstract: Opportunistic use of spectrum is disclosed that allows a device access to a wireless local area network (WLAN) when necessary on a restricted frequency band and provides efficient scanning and switching of device communications to an unrestricted frequency band when channels become available in the unrestricted frequency band. A device operating in the network on the restricted frequency band may receive information on a channel set over a channel in the restricted frequency band. The channel set may be a subset of channels in the network and indicate network channels available for potential use in the unrestricted frequency band. The device may then only scan the subset of channels in the channel set to search for available channels in the unrestricted band. The channel set may be determined by the network based on the operation of the device in the coverage of the restricted frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Hassan, Mark Clear, Paul Mitchell, Paul Garnett
  • Publication number: 20170000273
    Abstract: A neck pillow used by a person during periods of travel, particularly during air flights. The neck pillow contains an insert with a plurality of openings to allow air flow between a first side and a second side of the neck pillow. A pocket is included for storing personal items such as a cellular phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Paul MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20160097639
    Abstract: There is disclosed a shoe mounted gradiometer tool. The tool includes an enclosed housing having a convex interior base and a transparent top. A ball is disposed within the enclosed housing. The ball is sized and shaped to roll on the convex interior base. There is a mounting piece connected to the enclosed housing for securing the enclosed housing to an exterior surface of a shoe. The position of the shoe mounted gradiometer tool may be adjusted by placing a fastener through a fastener-receiving hole on the mounting piece. The fastener is loosely connected to a shoe. The orientation of the housing is adjusted by pivoting the housing around the fastener-receiving hole so that a marked level position of the tool corresponds to the lowest position of the convex interior base. The mounting piece is then mounted fixedly to the shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventor: PAUL MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20160053056
    Abstract: A release-modifier composition comprises a capped polydiorganosiloxane-(MQ resin) copolymer, which comprises a macromolecule having an MQ resin portion covalently bonded to a polydiorganosiloxane portion. An M unit typically has the formula R1SiO1/2 and a Q unit typically has the formula SiO4/2, wherein R1 is an independently selected substituent. The polydiorganosiloxane portion comprises two D segments coupled to each other via a (RV,Alkenyl)SiO2/2 unit, wherein RV is (C1-C6)hydrocarbyl. Alkenyl may be (C2-C6)alkenyl. Each D segment comprises two or more (RD)2SiO2/2 units, which independently may be the same as or different than each other. Each RD independently may be (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, or phenyl. A curable release-coating composition comprising or prepared from the release-modifier composition, cured release-coating composition, coatings comprising the same, manufactured articles, kits, methods and uses, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Graham Bailey GOULD, Timothy Paul MITCHELL
  • Publication number: 20160027123
    Abstract: Automatically tagging a trial balance is disclosed. The trial balance is received in a user specific format. Items in the trial balance are analyzed to identify a first item that likely corresponds to a first data grouping of a first data subset of the trial balance. Items in the trial balance are analyzed to identify a second item that likely corresponds to a second data grouping of a second data subset of the trial balance. Information is provided to display at least a portion of the first data subset of the trial balance identified as the first data grouping and to display at least a portion of the second data subset of the trial balance identified as the second data grouping to facilitate user verification of the identification of the first data subset as the first data grouping and the identification of the second data subset as the second data grouping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Riley Bong, Gary Jude Bong, Kevin Richard Bong, Jason Paul Mitchell, William Russell Forrester, Nicholas Jean Hanne
  • Publication number: 20150173989
    Abstract: A coffin or container that can be erected or assembled from a substantially knock down or flat state, which includes: a primary tension panel; a pair of side panels; and a pair of end panels; wherein, in an assembled form, an end of each said side panel is releasably attached to each end panel via complementary engaging features on each side panel to define a substantially quadrilateral wall, such that said primary tension panel, when located substantially within said wall, places at least said side panels in tension to thereby retain said primary tension panel within said wall and define, at least in part, a cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Paul Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20150115089
    Abstract: A cylindrical cartridge used for the storage and protection of all types of barrier fencing. The device is designed to extend the life of barrier fencing, reduce waste and reduce cost. The cartridge has an interior hollow pipe shaft with rollers mounted to the shaft to create a spool. The spool shaft extends through the top of the cartridge and is fitted with a manually operated crank handle. A vertical slotted opening in the side of the cartridge of varying widths dependent on the barrier material being used allows the extraction and retraction of the barrier fencing. The bottom of the cartridge has an opening in the centre equal to that of the interior dimension of the hollow shaft. The bottom opening allows for the mounting of the cartridge to a ground spike or stabilizing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell
  • Patent number: D742550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: IDEAL WAREHOUSE INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Paul Mitchell