Patents by Inventor Paul Shoemaker

Paul Shoemaker 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: 20210117147
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus, computer-implemented methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media are described herein for facilitation of concurrent consumption of media content by a first user of a first computing device and a second user of a second computing device. In various embodiments, facilitation may include superimposition of an animation of the second user over the media content presented on the first computing device, based on captured visual data of the second user received from the second computing device. In various embodiments, the animation may be visually emphasized on determination of the first user's interest in the second user. In various embodiments, facilitation may include conditional alteration of captured visual data of the first user based at least in part on whether the second user has been assigned a trusted status, and transmittal of the altered or unaltered visual data of the first user to the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Paul I. Felkai, Annie Harper, Ratko Jagodic, Rajiv K. Mongia, Garth Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 10907530
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a water jacket diverter. In one example, a water jacket diverter for a cylinder block is provided that includes a masking wall arranged above a rail and including a tuning section having a reduced thickness when compared to a remainder of the masking wall. The water jacket diverter also includes a tuning ledge adjacent to the masking wall and extending outward from the masking wall with regard to a cylinder bore axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Damian Cierpial, Paul Shoemaker, Donna O'Hara, James Schneider
  • Publication number: 20200355109
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a water jacket diverter. In one example, a water jacket diverter for a cylinder block is provided that includes a masking wall arranged above a rail and including a tuning section having a reduced thickness when compared to a remainder of the masking wall. The water jacket diverter also includes a tuning ledge adjacent to the masking wall and extending outward from the masking wall with regard to a cylinder bore axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Damian Cierpial, Paul Shoemaker, Donna O'Hara, James Schneider
  • Patent number: 10823019
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a ducted plenum of a positive crankcase ventilation system for an engine. In one example, the ducted plenum may include a plurality of ducts coupled to a central chamber and an oil separator and valve arranged downstream of the central chamber. The ducted plenum may vent gases from an engine crankcase and deliver the vented gases to the engine intake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Dunn, Paul Shoemaker, Darren Sipila
  • Patent number: 10760456
    Abstract: A system for lubricating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the system includes an oil purging passage in fluidic communication with an oil gallery within an engine block. The system may provide for reduced engine degradation related to debris that may be found in engine oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gary David Liimatta, Paul Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20200040782
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a ducted plenum of a positive crankcase ventilation system for an engine. In one example, the ducted plenum may include a plurality of ducts coupled to a central chamber and an oil separator and valve arranged downstream of the central chamber. The ducted plenum may vent gases from an engine crankcase and deliver the vented gases to the engine intake system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Dunn, Paul Shoemaker, Darren Sipila
  • Publication number: 20140345560
    Abstract: A system for lubricating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the system includes an oil purging passage in fluidic communication with an oil gallery within an engine block. The system may provide for reduced engine degradation related to debris that may be found in engine oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Gary David Liimatta, Paul Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 8794210
    Abstract: A system for lubricating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the system includes an oil purging passage in fluidic communication with an oil gallery within an engine block. The system may provide for reduced engine degradation related to debris that may be found in engine oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gary David Liimatta, Paul Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20130174802
    Abstract: A system for lubricating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the system includes an oil purging passage in fluidic communication with an oil gallery within an engine block. The system may provide for reduced engine degradation related to debris that may be found in engine oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Gary David Liimatta, Paul Shoemaker