Patents by Inventor Peter Allen

Peter Allen 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: 20210368646
    Abstract: A design for the electrical infrastructure of a data center enables two different configurations to be utilized, including a distributed, redundant configuration that provides higher reliability and a non-redundant configuration that provides higher capacity. In the distributed, redundant configuration, each server in the data center draws power from at least two different power supply systems. This enables load shifting when a power supply system becomes unavailable, which can have the effect of increasing server reliability. In the non-redundant configuration, each server in the data center draws power from only one power supply system. Load shifting is not utilized in the non-redundant configuration, which eliminates the need to maintain reserve capacity and thereby increases capacity. Advantageously, it is possible to switch between these two configurations without making any internal changes to the data center other than modifying connections between sets of server racks and power buses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Thomas SEATON, Ryan Douglas CARVER, Osvaldo P. MORALES, Keith Allen KRUEGER, Lalu Vannankandy KUNNATH, Peter Odongo WANGIA, Kris Sean REDDING, Eric Matthew BEAL, Jose Seah DELAPAZ, Steve Todd SOLOMON
  • Patent number: 11182505
    Abstract: A system may include transaction storage devices. Each transaction storage device may include a data store and a registry configured to receive a request to register a universal resource identifier (URI) to a data store with a first secure identifier. The first secure identifier may be generated, using an encoding function and by a user, from a user identifier of the user. The registry may be further configured to store the URI of the data store with the first secure identifier, and receive, from an entity, a request to lookup a data store registered with a second secure identifier. The second secure identifier may be generated by the entity. The registry may be further configured to retrieve the URI of the data store in response to the request to lookup the data store, and transmit, to the entity, the URI of the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: George Chiramattel Kunjachan, Amit Arya, Peter Allen Vogel
  • Publication number: 20210340913
    Abstract: A fuel delivery system for a gas turbine engine including a fuel oxygen reduction unit is provided. The fuel oxygen reduction unit defines a liquid fuel flowpath and a stripping gas flowpath and is configured to transfer an oxygen content of a fuel flow through the liquid fuel flowpath to a stripping gas flow through the stripping gas flowpath. The fuel oxygen reduction unit includes an impeller in airflow communication with the stripping gas flowpath for circulating the stripping gas flow through the stripping gas flowpath; and a turbine coupled to the impeller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Allen Andrews, JR., Ethan Patrick O'Connor, David Vickery Parker, Brandon Wayne Miller, Richard Alan Wesling, Christian Xavier Stevenson
  • Patent number: 11161622
    Abstract: An engine includes a combustion section and a fuel delivery system in fluid communication with the combustion section for providing fuel to the combustion section. The fuel delivery system includes a fuel oxygen reduction unit defining a circulation gas flowpath. The fuel oxygen reduction unit includes a gas oxygen reduction unit positioned in the circulation gas flowpath for reducing an oxygen content of a flow of stripping gas through the circulation gas flowpath and a pre-heater positioned in thermal communication with the circulation gas flowpath upstream of the gas oxygen reduction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Allen Andrews, Jr., Ethan Patrick O'Connor, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Christian Xavier Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20210311625
    Abstract: A graphical user interface accessible to a user and suitable for receiving a user-supplied movement direction or selection input through a directional controller to manage focus, including: a plurality of objects configured in a hierarchical structure; a first focus transfer element configured to transfer the focus from the currently focused object when the user supplied movement direction is received from the directional controller; and a second focus transfer element configured to transfer the focus from the currently focused object when the selection input is received from the directional controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Sean D. Allen, J. Peter Hoddie
  • Publication number: 20210310638
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting fixture with a shroud that can be removed and repositioned on the housing of the lighting fixture. The shroud may have a first end with a first shape and a second end with a second shape that is different than the first shape. The user may reorient the shroud to face one of the two ends away from and at different elevations relative to the lens to provide different shapes to the light emitted from the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Peter Nanninga, Burnett Jones, Eden Allen, Jorge Rivera, Hyok Lee
  • Publication number: 20210291339
    Abstract: A tool includes a housing, a drive assembly including an output shaft extending from the housing such that a tool element for performing work on a workpiece is attachable to the output shaft, and a bushing disposed within the housing. The bushing rotatably supports the output shaft. The bushing is impregnated with lubricant such that the bushing is self-lubricating, and the bushing has an impregnation ratio between about 5% and about 25%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Malak, Michael R. Sande, Ryan Allen Dedrickson, Guang Hu, Fan Bin Zeng, Wei Chao Xu, Qiao Cai
  • Publication number: 20210294679
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for generating an application programming interface (API) for a plurality of associated services. The method generally includes retrieving a declarative schema for a service of a plurality of services in an application programming interface (API). A language object for the service is generated from a data object definition in the declarative schema associated with the service. Generally, the language object is configured to handle data events generated by the service. A service controller for the service is generated from a service definition in the declarative schema associated with the respective service. Generally, the service controller is fronted by a gateway for external sources to invoke one or more functions implemented by the service. An application programming interface (API) is exposed for the service independently of details of APIs for the associated services to one or more external services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Aveer Ratan THAKUR, Michael J. KOGAN, Banani MEDHI, Peter Allen VOGEL
  • Patent number: 11124057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electric drivetrain kits for converting all-terrain vehicles into hybrid or electric vehicles. In exemplary embodiments, a conversion kit replaces an existing standard single motor and transmission drive system with a dual set-up including a motor for each rear wheel and a split transmission that houses two sets of gear reduction components in a single housing or an all-wheel configuration with two transmission sets (front and rear). Dual output shafts in each transmission set drive the wheels independently to provide the torque needed as required and demanded by each wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Peter Matthew Avenatti, Tyler Allen Mullis, Braden Matthew Yake, Jason Everett Miller, Ryan Wynne, Lucas Allison, Joseph Patrick Bailey, Al Bodey
  • Publication number: 20210287748
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for NAND temperature data management are disclosed herein. A command to write data to a NAND component in the NAND device is received at a NAND controller of the NAND device. A temperature corresponding to the NAND component is obtained in response to receiving the command. The command is then executed to write data to the NAND component and to write a representation of the temperature. The data is written to a user portion and the representation of the temperature is written to a management portion that is accessible only to the controller and segregated from the user portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam, Preston Allen Thomson, Harish Reddy Singidi, Jung Sheng Hoei, Peter Sean Feeley, Jianmin Huang
  • Publication number: 20210285301
    Abstract: Provided, in one aspect, is a downhole magnetic debris removal apparatus. The downhole magnetic debris removal apparatus, in one aspect, includes a housing having a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of magnets arranged as one or more Halbach arrays of magnets coupled to the housing, the one or more Halbach arrays of magnets having a strong side and a weak side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Reid Maher, Robert W. Bennett, David Allen Dockweiler
  • Publication number: 20210285440
    Abstract: Rotary positive displacement machines based on trochoidal geometry that includes a helical rotor that undergoes planetary motion relative to a helical stator are described. The rotor can have a hypotrochoidal-based cross-sectional shape, with the corresponding stator cavity cross-sectional shape being the outer envelope of the rotor cross-sectional shape as it undergoes planetary motion, or the stator cavity can have an epitrochoidal-based cross-sectional shape with the corresponding rotor cross-sectional shape being the inner envelope of the stator cross-sectional shape as it undergoes planetary motion. Such machines can be configured so that the stator axis is spaced from the rotor axis, the rotor is configured to spin about its axis and the stator is configured to spin about its axis, and/or the rotor and the stator are held at a fixed eccentricity so that the rotor undergoes planetary motion relative to the stator, but does not orbit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Greg John Montie, Peter Thomas Christopher Suke, Adrian James Corless, Bryan Allen Callaway
  • Publication number: 20210275383
    Abstract: A fluidic exoskeleton system that comprises a fluidic actuator unit configured to be associated with a user wearing the fluidic exoskeleton system, the fluidic actuator unit including: a rotatable joint a first and second plate coupled to the rotatable joint and an inflatable actuator extending between the first and second plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Callum Russell Lamb, Giancarlo Sigurd Sante Nucci, Kyle Allen Lamson, Timothy Alan Swift, Brenton Piercy, Peter Sturt Lynn
  • Patent number: 11115223
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing cryptographic material are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, cryptographic material is obtained and it is determined that the cryptographic material is to be made available for use by one or more computing resources. The cryptographic material is then sent to one or more secure modules, whereby a secure module of the one or more secure modules is programmatically accessible to a computing resource of the one or more computing resources and programmatic access enables the computing resource to request performance of one or more cryptographic operations using the cryptographic material while exporting the cryptographic material to the computing resource is denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Lawrence Cignetti, Andrew Jeffrey Doane, Stefan Popoveniuc, Matthew Allen Estes, Alexander Edward Schoof, Robert Eric Fitzgerald, Peter Zachary Bowen
  • Publication number: 20210267580
    Abstract: A laparoscopic surgical apparatus for performing a surgical procedure through a single incision in a patient's body includes a gross positioning arm supported on a moveable platform, the gross positioner including a head; at least one articulated tool positioning apparatus coupled via a tool controller to an underside of the head, the articulated tool positioning apparatus being configured to receive a tool for performing surgical operations, the tool controller being actuated by the head to cause movements of the articulated tool positioning apparatus for performing surgical operations; and wherein the gross positioner is configured to permit the head to be positioned to facilitate insertion of the articulated tool positioning apparatus through the incision into the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Rene Robert, David Allen Zitnick, Peter John Kenneth Cameron, Leonard M. Faria, Andrea Bajo
  • Patent number: 11107608
    Abstract: A corona protection device can include a body. The corona protection device can include an arm. The arm can extend from the body. The corona protection device can include a retention member. The retention member can define a cavity adapted to engage a portion of an end fitting of an insulator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah Kelley Kolehmainen, Robert Allen Bernstorf, Jeffrey Miller Butler, Peter James Swales, Michael Joseph Lee, John Schonewolf
  • Publication number: 20210263488
    Abstract: In some examples, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may determine, based on a three-dimensional (3D) model including a plurality of points corresponding to a scan target, a scan plan for scanning at least a portion of the scan target. For instance, the scan plan may include a plurality of poses for the UAV to assume to capture images of the scan target. The UAV may capture with one or more image sensors, one or more images of the scan target from one or more poses of the plurality of poses. Further, the UAV may determine an update to the 3D model based at least in part on the one or more images. Additionally, the UAV may update the scan plan based at least in part on the update to the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Peter HENRY, Jack ZHU, Brian RICHMAN, Harrison ZHENG, Hayk MARTIROSYAN, Matthew DONAHOE, Abraham BACHRACH, Adam BRY, Ryan David KENNEDY, Himel MONDAL, Quentin Allen Wah Yen DELEPINE
  • Publication number: 20210263515
    Abstract: In some examples, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) employs one or more image sensors to capture images of a scan target and may use distance information from the images for determining respective locations in three-dimensional (3D) space of a plurality of points of a 3D model representative of a surface of the scan target. The UAV may compare a first image with a second image to determine a difference between a current frame of reference position for the UAV and an estimate of an actual frame of reference position for the UAV. Further, based at least on the difference, the UAV may determine, while the UAV is in flight, an update to the 3D model including at least one of an updated location of at least one point in the 3D model, or a location of a new point in the 3D model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Peter HENRY, Jack ZHU, Brian RICHMAN, Harrison ZHENG, Hayk MARTIROSYAN, Matthew DONAHOE, Abraham BACHRACH, Adam BRY, Ryan David KENNEDY, Himel MONDAL, Quentin Allen Wah Yen DELEPINE
  • Patent number: 11098909
    Abstract: Disclosed are various turbulent, corrosion-resistant heat exchangers used in desiccant air conditioning systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Vandermeulen, Mark A. Allen, Arthur Laflamme
  • Patent number: 11085636
    Abstract: A fuel oxygen conversion unit includes a stripping gas flowpath for a vehicle or an engine of the vehicle. The fuel oxygen conversion unit includes a stripping gas boost pump positioned in airflow communication with the stripping gas flowpath for increasing a pressure of a flow of stripping gas through the stripping gas flowpath; a contactor defining a stripping gas inlet in airflow communication with the stripping gas flowpath, a liquid fuel inlet, and a fuel/gas mixture outlet; a fuel gas separator defining a fuel/gas mixture inlet in fluid communication with the fuel/gas mixture outlet of the contactor, a stripping gas outlet, and a liquid fuel outlet; and a connection assembly mechanically coupling the stripping gas boost pump to the fuel gas separator, the connection assembly having a speed change mechanism such that the stripping gas boost pump rotates at a different rotational speed than the fuel gas separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ethan Patrick O'Connor, Daniel Alan Niergarth, Brandon Wayne Miller, Richard Alan Wesling, Peter Allen Andrews, Jr.