Patents by Inventor Peter A. Burke

Peter A. Burke 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: 10413144
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner attachment generally includes a cleaning element that floats relative to a suction conduit of the vacuum cleaner attachment. The cleaning element is supported on a support structure that is movably coupled to a housing and is biased towards a floor, for example, as a result of the weight of the cleaning element support structure. The cleaning element may be permanently attached to the support structure or may be a removable or disposable pad or sheet attached to the support structure. The floating cleaning element may be supported between the suction conduit and one or more wheels of the vacuum cleaner attachment. The vacuum cleaner attachment may be removably attached to a vacuum cleaner, for example, to be used interchangeably with other surface cleaning heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Brian Burke, William Liberis, Jason B. Thorne, Charlie Cai, Peter Hutchinson, Andre David Brown, Kai Xu, Brian M. Bond
  • Publication number: 20190272612
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that determines a position associated with one or more polygons in unresolved surface data and select an anti-aliasing sample rate based on a state of the one or more polygons with respect to the position. Additionally, the unresolved surface data may be resolved at the position in accordance with the selected anti-aliasing sample rate, wherein the selected anti-aliasing sample rate varies across a plurality of pixels. The position may be a bounding box, a display screen coordinate, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Peter L. Doyle, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Devan Burke, Philip R. Laws, ElMoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Altug Koker
  • Patent number: 10378613
    Abstract: An electric powertrain for a vehicle includes a cycloidal speed reducer having an input member configured to couple with a traction motor, a cycloidal disc defining a plurality of circumferentially arranged holes, and a plurality of circumferentially arranged pins each disposed in one of the holes. A differential of the vehicle has a case connected to each of the pins. The differential may be a cycloidal differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Brian Lee, Peter Burke, Guihui Zhong
  • Publication number: 20190242457
    Abstract: An electric powertrain for a vehicle includes a cycloidal speed reducer having an input member configured to couple with a traction motor, a cycloidal disc defining a plurality of circumferentially arranged holes, and a plurality of circumferentially arranged pins each disposed in one of the holes. A differential of the vehicle has a case connected to each of the pins. The differential may be a cycloidal differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Brian LEE, Peter BURKE, Guihui ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20190244418
    Abstract: An embodiment of a conditional shader apparatus may include a conditional pixel shader to determine if one or more pixels meet a shader condition, and a pixel regrouper communicatively coupled to the conditional pixel shader to regroup pixels based on whether the one or more pixels are determined to meet the shader condition. Another embodiment of a conditional shader apparatus may include a thread analyzer to determine if a set of threads meet a thread condition, and a conditional kernel loader communicatively coupled to the thread analyzer to load an appropriate kernel from a set of two or more kernels based on whether the set of threads are determined to meet the thread condition. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Murali Ramadoss, Michael Apodaca, Abhishek Venkatesh, Devan Burke, Philip R. Laws, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Abhishek R. Appu, ElMoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Peter L. Doyle
  • Publication number: 20190244422
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to subdivide a patch generated in graphics processing pipeline into sub-patches, and generate sub-patch tessellations for the sub-patches. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to diverge tessellation sizes to a configurable size within an interior region of a patch or sub-patches based on a position of each of the tessellations. The systems, apparatuses and methods may determine a number of tessellation factors to use based on one or more of a level of granularity of one or more domains of a scene to be digitally rendered, available computing capacity, or power consumption to compute the number of tessellation factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Peter L. Doyle, Devan Burke, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Philip R. Laws, Altug Koker
  • Patent number: 10359099
    Abstract: A cycloidal differential includes a driven body and a coupling ring supported for rotation within the driven body. The coupling ring defines a first eccentric race and a second eccentric race on opposing sides of the coupling ring. The cycloidal differential further includes first and second cycloidal drives. The first cycloidal drive includes a first roller disk received in the first eccentric race and a first output member operably coupled to the first roller disk and configured to couple with a half shaft. The second cycloidal drive includes a second roller disk received in the second eccentric race and a second output member operably coupled to the second roller disk and configured to couple with another half shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthew Gardner, Peter Burke, Brian Lee
  • Publication number: 20190211903
    Abstract: A cycloidal differential includes a driven body and a coupling ring supported for rotation within the driven body. The coupling ring defines a first eccentric race and a second eccentric race on opposing sides of the coupling ring. The cycloidal differential further includes first and second cycloidal drives. The first cycloidal drive includes a first roller disk received in the first eccentric race and a first output member operably coupled to the first roller disk and configured to couple with a half shaft. The second cycloidal drive includes a second roller disk received in the second eccentric race and a second output member operably coupled to the second roller disk and configured to couple with another half shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew GARDNER, Peter BURKE, Brian LEE
  • Patent number: 10340372
    Abstract: In at least one general aspect, an apparatus can include a first trench disposed in a semiconductor region and including a gate electrode, and a second trench disposed in the semiconductor region. The apparatus can include a mesa region disposed between the first trench and the second trench, and a source region of a first conductivity type disposed in a top portion of the mesa region. The apparatus can include an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type, and a body region of a second conductivity type disposed in the mesa region and disposed between the source region and the epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type. The apparatus can include a pillar of the second conductivity type disposed in the mesa region such that a first portion of the source region is disposed lateral to the pillar and a second portion of the source region is disposed above the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi Ogura, Mitsuru Soma, Dean E. Probst, Takashi Hiroshima, Peter A. Burke, Toshimitsu Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20190189788
    Abstract: In at least one general aspect, an apparatus can include a first trench disposed in a semiconductor region and including a gate electrode, and a second trench disposed in the semiconductor region. The apparatus can include a mesa region disposed between the first trench and the second trench, and a source region of a first conductivity type disposed in a top portion of the mesa region. The apparatus can include an epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type, and a body region of a second conductivity type disposed in the mesa region and disposed between the source region and the epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type. The apparatus can include a pillar of the second conductivity type disposed in the mesa region such that a first portion of the source region is disposed lateral to the pillar and a second portion of the source region is disposed above the pillar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takashi OGURA, Mitsuru SOMA, Dean E. PROBST, Takashi HIROSHIMA, Peter A. BURKE, Toshimitsu TANIGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10318836
    Abstract: A system and method of designating regions of interest for surveillance cameras is disclosed. The system enables definition of regions of interest simultaneously across multiple cameras. This is useful when the cameras are positioned to monitor the same region of interest within their scenes. Each camera monitors image data for designation of regions of interest, stores the regions of interest, and analyzes the image data from the cameras based on the regions of interest. Preferably, each camera has an integrated analytics system for analyzing the image data based on the regions of interest. A setup process between a user device (e.g. mobile phone) and the cameras enables definition of the regions of interest. In embodiments, the regions of interest are defined in response to the cameras tracking either the user device or an optical device as an operator moves the devices to outline the regions of interest within the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Burke, Peter Joseph Birkel, Scott Humphreys
  • Publication number: 20190167919
    Abstract: A flow sensor is provided to enable volumetric dose data to be acquired automatically by sampling flow rates of insulin measured by a flow sensor exposed to a flow manifold though which the insulin flows. The flow sensor preferably connects to a standard insulin pen on one end, and to a standard pen needle on the other end. Particular geometries and algorithms are utilized to accommodate the unique requirements of insulin flow determination during an injection event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Andrew Burke, Peter Costello, Kenneth Focht, Francis L. Ross
  • Patent number: 10301632
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biological indicator derived from a composition comprising: a host organism comprising a spore forming bacteria; a reporter gene for producing an indicator enzyme; a regulatory gene; and a vehicle for inserting the reporter gene and the regulatory gene in the host organism; the host organism bearing a transposable genetic element in its genome for inserting an insertion sequence in the regulatory gene; the insertion sequence comprising a transposase, a pair of terminal inverted repeat sequences, and at least one open reading frame for expressing the transposase. The vehicle may be taken up by the host organism. The insertion sequence may be inserted in the regulatory gene. The host organism may undergo sporulation to form the biological indicator. A process and an apparatus for using the biological indicator are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Tricia A. Cregger, William A. Yirava, Peter A. Burke
  • Patent number: 10301631
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biological indicator derived from a composition comprising: a host organism comprising a spore forming bacteria; a reporter gene for producing an indicator enzyme; a regulatory gene; and a vehicle for inserting the reporter gene and the regulatory gene in the host organism; the host organism bearing a transposable genetic element in its genome for inserting an insertion sequence in the regulatory gene; the insertion sequence comprising a transposase, a pair of terminal inverted repeat sequences, and at least one open reading frame for expressing the transposase. The vehicle may be taken up by the host organism. The insertion sequence may be inserted in the regulatory gene. The host organism may undergo sporulation to form the biological indicator. A process and an apparatus for using the biological indicator are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Tricia A. Cregger, William A. Yirava, Peter A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190142996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable device configured to deliver, to an injured bone site, components for revascularisation and bone repair, the device comprising: a first osteoconductive scaffold component adapted to hold and deliver to the injured bone site, growth factors for inducing cellular events that initiate healing; and comprising a second osteoconductive scaffold component adapted to hold and deliver to the injured bone site, viable autologous osteogenic and/or angiogenic cells, and wherein the device also comprises a third scaffold component adapted to promote bone cell proliferation and vascularity, whereby the scaffold components provide a stable mechanical environment for promoting bone cell proliferation and vascularity. The present invention also relates to a method of manufacture of the implantable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter V GIANNOUDIS, Carol O'SULLIVAN, Gerard Michael INSLEY, Paul BURKE, Regina O'SULLIVAN
  • Publication number: 20190128393
    Abstract: A hybrid drive train assembly for a motor vehicle drive train includes an electric motor; a differential configured for connecting a first front axle and a second front axle of the motor vehicle drive train to each other; a motor output gearing connecting an output of the electric motor to the differential; and a transmission output gearing configured for connecting an output of a transmission to the differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory HEEKE, Peter RENTFROW, Peter BURKE, Md. Wasi UDDIN, Patrick LINDEMANN
  • Publication number: 20190084400
    Abstract: A hybrid module for a vehicle includes a damper, a pulley, a clutch, and a torque converter. The damper is arranged for fixing to a crank shaft of an engine. The pulley circumscribes the damper and is arranged for connecting to an electric motor via a belt drive. The clutch has a first output flange for drivingly engaging the damper with the pulley. The torque converter has a pilot drivingly engaged with the first output flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Steinberger, Benjamin Vögtle, Gregory Heeke, Peter Burke
  • Publication number: 20190067427
    Abstract: A method of forming a shielded gate field effect transistor includes forming a trench within a substrate and depositing a shield oxide material within the trench, which is then recessed. The method further includes depositing a shield electrode material on the shield oxide material and recessing the shield oxide material within the trench to widen an upper portion of the trench. The method further includes recessing the shield electrode material thus forming a recession and depositing an inter-poly oxide material on the shield electrode material into the recession, thus filling the recession. The method further includes forming a gate electrode above the inter-poly oxide material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Peter A. BURKE, Dean E. PROBST, Sallie J. HOSE
  • Patent number: 10117443
    Abstract: A method for decontaminating articles having porous outer surfaces. The method includes providing a decontamination chamber; conveying the articles through the decontamination chamber at a predetermined speed wherein the speed is selected such that the articles are disposed in the decontamination chamber for a predetermined period of time; providing a source of sterliant vapor, the source providing the sterilant vapor at a temperature within a predetermined acceptable temperature range and at a concentration within a predetermined acceptable concentration range; conveying a sterilant vapor from the source of sterilant vapor to the decontamination chamber; and exposing the articles to the sterilant vapor. The predetermined period of time and the predetermined acceptable concentration range of the sterilant vapor are selected such that the sterilant vapor does not penetrate the porous outer surfaces of the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: STERIS Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus J. Mielnik, Peter A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20180273958
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biological indicator derived from a composition comprising: a host organism comprising a spore forming bacteria; a reporter gene for producing an indicator enzyme; a regulatory gene; and a vehicle for inserting the reporter gene and the regulatory gene in the host organism; the host organism bearing a transposable genetic element in its genome for inserting an insertion sequence in the regulatory gene; the insertion sequence comprising a transposase, a pair of terminal inverted repeat sequences, and at least one open reading frame for expressing the transposase. The vehicle may be taken up by the host organism. The insertion sequence may be inserted in the regulatory gene. The host organism may undergo sporulation to form the biological indicator. A process and an apparatus for using the biological indicator are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Tricia A. Cregger, William A. Yirava, Peter A. Burke