Patents by Inventor Paul Wade

Paul Wade 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).

  • Patent number: 10453046
    Abstract: A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a product facility, product labels being associated with the product display units which include product-related data. A control unit acquires the images captured by the at least one image capture device at a sequence of locations of the mobile base in the product facility. The control unit extracts the product-related data from the acquired images and constructs a store profile indicating locations of the product labels throughout the product facility, based on the extracted product-related data. The store profile can be used for generating new product labels for a sale in an appropriate order for a person to match to the appropriate locations in a single pass through the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Wencheng Wu, Steven R. Moore, Thomas F. Wade, Dennis L. Venable, Adrien P. Côté, Peter Paul
  • Patent number: 10399521
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper that has a body and a mounting feature. In addition, a recess extends substantially through at least a portion of the body and the recess is configured to receive a mounting end of an element. In addition, the mounting feature is configured to rotatably couple the element to the body at the mounting end while the mounting end is disposed within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Paul Francis Szurpicki, Timothy Aaron Newlin, Tyler Wade Demel, Jeremy Mirarck
  • Patent number: 10337180
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes low flush toilet systems and methods of using low flush toilet systems. In one implementation, a low flush toilet system includes a first (or passive) tank, the first tank configured to preload a toilet rim, and a second (or pressurized) tank, the second tank including an internal air bladder, the internal air bladder configured to compress when exposed to water pressure from a supply line and configured to expand when a flush valve releases pushing water out of the second tank at a high flow rate and into a toilet for flushing. In some implementations, water flows from the pressurized tank at approximately 0.7-1.0 gallons per flush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: OT LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nathaniel Smith, Tyler Lorne Hebig, Paul Michael Goudreau, Michael Wade Strawn
  • Publication number: 20190178447
    Abstract: A method of dispensing compressed natural gas (CNG) includes assigning a first priority to the filling of a first destination tank and assigning a second priority to the filling of a second destination tank. The second priority is lower than the first priority. The method also includes filling the first destination tank from a first CNG source while filling the second destination tank from a second CNG source. The second CNG source provides CNG at a lower pressure relative to the pressure at which the first CNG source provides CNG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Allan Poorman, Paul Howison Bergthold, Bradley Wade Fontenot
  • Patent number: 10289990
    Abstract: A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a retail environment. A control unit acquires the images captured by the at least one image capture device at a sequence of locations of the mobile base in the retail environment. The control unit extracts product-related data from the acquired images and generates a store profile indicating locations of products and their associated tags throughout the retail environment, based on the extracted product-related data. The store profile can be used for generating new product labels for a sale in an appropriate order for a person to match to the appropriate locations in a single pass through the store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Charles D. Rizzolo, Dennis L. Venable, Wencheng Wu, Thomas F. Wade, Peter Paul, Ethan Shen, Lee Anne Williams, Daniel S. Hann
  • Publication number: 20190135403
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle may include a fuselage and an anchor structure coupled to the fuselage and including a wing retention structure and a power module retention structure. The unmanned aerial vehicle may also include a wing releasably coupled to the wing retention structure, thereby coupling the wing to the fuselage, and a power module releasably coupled to the power module retention structure, thereby coupling the power module to the fuselage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Perry, Zoltan Laszlo, Scott Parker, Nathan Goldsberry, Bryan Wade, Keenan Wyrobek, Brian Boomgaard, Zhefei Li, Sven Blaser
  • Patent number: 10229387
    Abstract: Embodiments of the system can relate to information tracking of items and/or other objects associated with the items. Some embodiments can include information tracking of the use of the items and/or objects. Some embodiments can include the use of markers associated with the items. At least one of the markers may be modifiable. In at least one embodiment, a marker can be configured to generate a certain detectable property (e.g., emit a signal, have a certain pattern, have a certain color, have a certain magnetic property, etc.). During use of the item and/or object associated with the item, the marker can be used to generate tracking information. Upon changing its detectable property, the marker can be caused to generate different and/or additional tracking information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ValidFill LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Wade, Loren Ostema, Christian Kersey, Paul Wade, Alex Whiteaker
  • Patent number: 9956865
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a replaceable pin system for an in-vehicle component. The replaceable pin system including a holding member, a pin member. The pin member includes a body, a protruding portion, and a first engaging portion. The holding member includes a base, a retainer, and a second engaging portion. The retainer is spaced away from the base in the protruding direction to define a rotation space together with the base. The two ends are interposed between the retainer and the base when the body is rotated to the second orientation. The second engaging portion is formed in the holding member at a position where the first engaging portion is positioned when the body is rotated to the second orientation, whereby the first engaging portion engages with the second engaging portion when the body is at the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Paul Wade Schoneboom, Kevin Bockstanz
  • Publication number: 20170330137
    Abstract: Embodiments of the system can relate to information tracking of items and/or other objects associated with the items. Some embodiments can include information tracking of the use of the items and/or objects. Some embodiments can include the use of markers associated with the items. At least one of the markers may be modifiable. In at least one embodiment, a marker can be configured to generate a certain detectable property (e.g., emit a signal, have a certain pattern, have a certain color, have a certain magnetic property, etc.). During use of the item and/or object associated with the item, the marker can be used to generate tracking information. Upon changing its detectable property, the marker can be caused to generate different and/or additional tracking information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy Wade, Loren Ostema, Christian Kersey, Paul Wade, Alex Whiteaker
  • Publication number: 20170282703
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a replaceable pin system for an in-vehicle component. The replaceable pin system including a holding member, a pin member. The pin member includes a body, a protruding portion, and a first engaging portion. The holding member includes a base, a retainer, and a second engaging portion. The retainer is spaced away from the base in the protruding direction to define a rotation space together with the base. The two ends are interposed between the retainer and the base when the body is rotated to the second orientation. The second engaging portion is formed in the holding member at a position where the first engaging portion is positioned when the body is rotated to the second orientation, whereby the first engaging portion engages with the second engaging portion when the body is at the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Sean Paul Wade SCHONEBOOM, Kevin BOCKSTANZ
  • Publication number: 20170284565
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a holder for holding a tube connector for an in-vehicle component. The holder includes a first arm that has a first engaging portion, a second arm that has a second engaging portion, and a fastener. A proximal portion of the first arm is connected to a proximal portion of the second arm at a connection point. The first arm and the second arm are configured to be flexible toward each other by flexing about the connection point. The first engaging portion and the second engaging portion engage with the tube connector by clamping the tube connector therebetween. The fastener fixes the proximal portion of the first arm and the proximal portion of the second arm to a base while biasing the first arm and the second arm toward each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventor: Sean Paul Wade SCHONEBOOM
  • Patent number: 8360685
    Abstract: An autonomous underwater plow can include a frame, a plow assembly and a propulsion assembly. The plow assembly is fixed to the one end of the frame, while the propulsion assembly is pivotably attached to the other end. The propulsion assembly includes thrusters that are rigidly coupled to a float, and that provide a propulsion force perpendicular to the float buoyancy force. The plow sinks when placed in the water, but the float provides sufficient buoyancy so that the float end floats while the plow end is in contact with the ocean floor. This establishes a rake angle of between the frame and ocean floor. The plow requires less propulsion force for motion because part of the plow is floating, and requires less force to overcome obstacles on the ocean floor because the thrusters provides a constant horizontal propulsion force while the frame tilts to overcome the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Steve Whiteside, Robert Lee, Ronald Skala, Brian Shook, Paul Wade, Bret Thomson
  • Patent number: 8333535
    Abstract: An underwater plow includes a plow assembly that is attached to a frame. The plow assembly includes a blade portion, which defines a blade trough, and a sensor chute portion. The blade portion extends downwardly below a plane that is coincident with a longitudinal axis defined by the frame, while the chute portion extends upwardly above the same plane. A depressor arm is pivotably attached to the blade portion and biased to be in contact with the trough. The depressor arm has a groove that is sized to allow the cable, but not the sensors, to pass through the groove while the depressor arm is in contact with the trough. With this configuration, an array cable passes downward through the blade portion of the plow assembly and becomes buried in the ocean floor. Array sensors, however, are routed upward and pass through the chute portion of the plow assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Steve Whiteside, Robert Lee, Ronald Skala, Brian Shook, Paul Wade, Bret Thomson
  • Patent number: 8328466
    Abstract: An underwater plow can include a depressor cam and a chute cam that are pivotably attached to a blade portion. The blade portion can be formed with a trough and the depressor cam can be biased in the trough. The chute cam can be formed with a groove having a minimum thickness at its attached end and an increasing taper to a maximum thickness at its distal end. A sensor passing through the plow contacts the edge of the depressor cam, causing depressor cam rotation away from the trough. The sensor passes the depressor cam and pushes against the chute cam, which causes the chute cam to contra-rotate relative to the depressor cam until the sensor passes through the chute arm at is maximum thickness. Once the sensor passes through, the cams contra-rotate back to their respective biased positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brian Shook, Steve Whiteside, Robert Lee, Ronald Skala, Paul Wade, Bret Thomson
  • Publication number: 20100044860
    Abstract: An interconnection element can include a substrate, e.g., a connection substrate, element of a package, circuit panel or microelectronic substrate, e.g., semiconductor chip, the substrate having a plurality of metal conductive elements such as conductive pads, contacts, bond pads, traces, or the like exposed at the surface. A plurality of solid metal posts may overlie and project away from respective ones of the conductive elements. An intermetallic layer can be disposed between the posts and the conductive elements, such layer providing electrically conductive interconnection between the posts and the conductive elements. Bases of the posts adjacent to the intermetallic layer can be aligned with the intermetallic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Tessera Interconnect Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Belgacem Haba, Chang Myung Ryu, Kimitaka Endo, Christopher Paul Wade
  • Patent number: 7569424
    Abstract: A method of forming a wall structure in a microelectronic assembly includes selectively depositing a flowable material on an upper surface of a first element in the microelectronic assembly, positioning a molding surface in contact with the deposited flowable material and controlling a distance between the upper surface of the first element and the molding surface with one or more objects positioned between the upper surface and the molding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Nystrom, Christopher Paul Wade, Giles Humpston
  • Publication number: 20080156518
    Abstract: A substrate including plural microelectronic device carriers has metallic alignment elements. The alignment elements desirably are disposed in a predetermined positional relationship to terminals on the carriers. The alignment elements are engaged with a carrier frame and a cutting device is aligned with the carrier frame. The cutting device cuts the carriers so that borders of the carriers are in a precise relationship with the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Allen Honer, Christopher Paul Wade, Seiichi Tobe, Chung-Chuan Tseng, Ellis Chau, Kyong-Mo Bang
  • Publication number: 20080113470
    Abstract: A method of forming a wall structure in a microelectronic assembly includes selectively depositing a flowable material on an upper surface of a first element in the microelectronic assembly, positioning a molding surface in contact with the deposited flowable material and controlling a distance between the upper surface of the first element and the molding surface with one or more objects positioned between the upper surface and the molding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: Tessera, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Nystrom, Christopher Paul Wade, Giles Humpston
  • Publication number: 20070021422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of monitoring the biological activity of the PK1 receptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: John Mabus, Jeffrey Palmer, Stephen Prouty, Pamela Hornby, Paul Wade
  • Patent number: 6290803
    Abstract: Adhesive formulations are blends of aqueous polymer dispersions and a hydrophobic plasticizer. The blended dispersed polymers include at least one hard sulfonated polyester urethane, at least one soft non-sulfonated polyester urethane, and at least one polar non-polyurethane water-based polymer or copolymer. A high molecular weight elastomeric non-sulfonated polyurethane polymer and a crosslinker are optional further components in the blend. The formulations are useful as non-heat activating, one-component adhesives which generate excellent green strength, water and heat resistant bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: H. B. Fuller Licensing & Financing Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Maksymkiw, Gary Haider, Michael Dochniak, Leonard Jannusch, Paul Wade