Patents by Inventor Peter Norton

Peter Norton 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: 10826781
    Abstract: A method for extracting structure from networks includes receiving an edge list, where the edge list defines a network including nodes and edges connecting the nodes to each other, where the edges define a strength of a relationship between connected nodes and filtering nodes from the edge list based on a predetermined filter parameter, thereby forming a filtered network. The method further includes identifying distinct connected components within the filtered network, analyzing each of the distinct connected components of the filtered network for the presence of additional structures within the distinct connected components, where the additional structures are decomposed into additional distinct connected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELSEVIER, INC.
    Inventors: Matt Hobby, Barry Norton, Jacek Szejda, Peter Wooldridge
  • HUB
    Publication number: 20200113140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hub comprising i) a first hub member, comprising a first plurality of spar receiving zones; and ii) a second hub member, comprising a second plurality of spar receiving zones; wherein: a) the first and second hub members are located immediately adjacent to each other and share a common, substantially central axis; b) the first hub member is not identical to the second hub member; and c) each spar receiving zone of the first and second plurality of spar receiving zones is adapted to receive a spar, wherein the spar is adapted to link two hubs. The present invention further relates to methods of assembling three dimensional structures incorporating such hubs, including but not limited to trellis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Peter William Scott, Jennifer Norton Grimwade
  • Patent number: 10590979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating corrosion in joined materials are disclosed, for example, multi-material joints. The system may include a sealing device including a body and a tip. The tip may be configured to form a seal around a local region of a material having a fastener disposed therein. The sealing device may be configured to apply a sealant material from the tip to the local region and form a cap thereover. The tip of the sealing device may form a cavity between the material and the inner surface of the tip, which may be filled with the sealant material to form the cap. In one embodiment, the sealing device may be configured to couple to the joining device that inserted the fastener. This may allow for accurate and robust placement of the sealant material directly after the fastener is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Kay Freis, Thomas Norton, Peter A. Friedman, Garret Sankey Huff
  • Patent number: 10585411
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling a vehicle power supply using serial communication. An example vehicle power system includes a host controller configured to supply a slave controller with a first voltage. The vehicle power system also includes the slave controller. The slave controller is configured to determine a received voltage, determine a difference between the received voltage and a nominal operating voltage, and transmit the difference to the host controller. The host controller is then configured to modify the first voltage based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Peter Norton, Ronald Eric Zlotnik
  • Publication number: 20190243322
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling a vehicle power supply using serial communication. An example vehicle power system includes a host controller configured to supply a slave controller with a first voltage. The vehicle power system also includes the slave controller. The slave controller is configured to determine a received voltage, determine a difference between the received voltage and a nominal operating voltage, and transmit the difference to the host controller. The host controller is then configured to modify the first voltage based on the difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Peter Norton, Ronald Eric Zlotnik
  • Patent number: 10119867
    Abstract: A method of using a thermocouple is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to, disposing at least one temperature sensor at each of two or more respective portions of an electrical connector adapted to receive thermocouple signals, measuring temperatures at the two or more portions, and calculating the temperatures at each terminal of the electrical connector based on measured temperature values of the two or more respective portions having the disposed temperature sensors. The method also includes, but is not limited to, calculating a cold junction temperature of a terminal for at least one thermocouple channel carrying the thermocouple signals based on measured or calculated temperature values of the terminals, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Dennis Egley, John Distinti, Peter Norton, Andrea Wang
  • Publication number: 20180054690
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for single channel sampling for multiple channel vehicle audio correction. An example disclosed sound system for a vehicle includes a sensing circuit, a channel manager, and a plurality of channel correctors. The example sensing circuit monitors an operational state of only one of a plurality of speakers. The example channel manager generates correction factors based on the operational state and a predicted state of the one of the plurality of speakers. Additionally, the plurality of channel correctors corresponds to the plurality of speakers. The example plurality of channel correctors apply the correction factors to signals driving the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alan Peter Norton, Matthew Dage, Jake Ball
  • Publication number: 20160161342
    Abstract: A method of using a thermocouple is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to, disposing at least one temperature sensor at each of two or more respective portions of an electrical connector adapted to receive thermocouple signals, measuring temperatures at the two or more portions, and calculating the temperatures at each terminal of the electrical connector based on measured temperature values of the two or more respective portions having the disposed temperature sensors. The method also includes, but is not limited to, calculating a cold junction temperature of a terminal for at least one thermocouple channel carrying the thermocouple signals based on measured or calculated temperature values of the terminals, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Fred Dennis EGLEY, John DISTINTI, Peter NORTON, Andrea WANG
  • Patent number: 9279731
    Abstract: A method of using a thermocouple is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to, disposing at least one temperature sensor at each of two or more respective portions of an electrical connector adapted to receive thermocouple signals, measuring temperatures at the two or more portions, and calculating the temperatures at each terminal of the electrical connector based on measured temperature values of the two or more respective portions having the disposed temperature sensors. The method also includes, but is not limited to, calculating a cold junction temperature of a terminal for at least one thermocouple channel carrying the thermocouple signals based on measured or calculated temperature values of the terminals, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Dennis Egley, John Distinti, Peter Norton, Andrea Wang
  • Publication number: 20140269821
    Abstract: A method of using a thermocouple is provided. The method includes, but is not limited to, disposing at least one temperature sensor at each of two or more respective portions of an electrical connector adapted to receive thermocouple signals, measuring temperatures at the two or more portions, and calculating the temperatures at each terminal of the electrical connector based on measured temperature values of the two or more respective portions having the disposed temperature sensors. The method also includes, but is not limited to, calculating a cold junction temperature of a terminal for at least one thermocouple channel carrying the thermocouple signals based on measured or calculated temperature values of the terminals, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred Dennis Egley, John Distinti, Peter Norton, Andrea Wang
  • Patent number: 8441268
    Abstract: A system for detecting fluid on a substrate is provided. The system includes, but is not limited to, a sensor board, a first capacitive sensor, and a platform upon which the substrate is to be placed. The first capacitive sensor is mounted on the sensor board. The first capacitive sensor has a transmit sensor pad for transmitting a signal, a receive sensor pad for receiving the signal, and an analog-to-digital convertor connected with the receive sensor pad for analyzing the received signal. The platform is a first distance from the transmit and receive sensor pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Norton, Charley Abboud
  • Patent number: 8285454
    Abstract: Sensors in a vehicle seat provide data for classifying occupants. Information from the sensors may be used to determine the position of an occupant relative to the seat and relative to the vehicle, the weight of the occupant, whether the seat belt is latched, and the position of the occupant relative to an airbag before and during a crash. Situations wherein airbag deployment is not desired are identified. A particularly inexpensive system meets the occupant classification needs of a system comprising a low risk deployment passenger airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Norton
  • Publication number: 20110241706
    Abstract: A system for detecting fluid on a substrate is provided. The system includes, but is not limited to, a sensor board, a first capacitive sensor, and a platform upon which the substrate is to be placed. The first capacitive sensor is mounted on the sensor board. The first capacitive sensor has a transmit sensor pad for transmitting a signal, a receive sensor pad for receiving the signal, and an analog-to-digital convertor connected with the receive sensor pad for analyzing the received signal. The platform is a first distance from the transmit and receive sensor pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Norton, Charley Abboud
  • Publication number: 20090292423
    Abstract: Sensors in a vehicle seat provide data for classifying occupants. Information from the sensors may be used to determine the position of an occupant relative to the seat and relative to the vehicle, the weight of the occupant, whether the seat belt is latched, and the position of the occupant relative to an airbag before and during a crash. Situations wherein airbag deployment is not desired are identified. A particularly inexpensive system meets the occupant classification needs of a system comprising a low risk deployment passenger airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: PETER NORTON
  • Patent number: 7612311
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a heater to drive a load temperature to approximate a setpoint. At the beginning of each ½ AC cycle, a sigma delta modulation algorithm is computed to determine whether the AC cycle should be turned on or off. The running estimate of the past actual duty cycle is compared to the desired output duty cycle, and the difference between the two is used to adjust the next ½ cycle's output. This results in a pseudo-random pulse sequence output which does not contain significant periodic components that could cause undesirable small periodic thermal ‘ripples’ on the element being heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Norton, John Distinti
  • Patent number: 7542836
    Abstract: Sensors in a vehicle seat provide data for classifying occupants. Information from the sensors may be used to determine the position of an occupant relative to the seat and relative to the vehicle, the weight of the occupant, whether the seat belt is latched, and the position of the occupant relative to an airbag before and during a crash. Situations wherein airbag deployment is not desired are identified. A particularly inexpensive system meets the occupant classification needs of a system comprising a low risk deployment passenger airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Peter Norton
  • Publication number: 20080116180
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a heater to drive a load temperature to approximate a setpoint. At the beginning of each ½ AC cycle, a sigma delta modulation algorithm is computed to determine whether the AC cycle should be turned on or off. The running estimate of the past actual duty cycle is compared to the desired output duty cycle, and the difference between the two is used to adjust the next ½ cycle's output. This results in a pseudo-random pulse sequence output which does not contain significant periodic components that could cause undesirable small periodic thermal ‘ripples’ on the element being heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Norton, John Distinti
  • Publication number: 20060261264
    Abstract: An interfacial force microscope includes a differential-capacitance displacement sensor having a tip mounted on an oscillating member. The sensor generates displacement signals in response to oscillations of the member. A scanner is adjacent the sensor and supports a sample to be imaged. The scanner is actuable to move the sample relative to the sensor to bring the tip into intermittent contact with said sample as the member oscillates. A controller is in communication with the sensor and the scanner. The controller includes a sensor feedback circuit receiving the displacement signals and an AC setpoint signal. The AC setpoint signal has a frequency generally equal to the frequency at the peak of the displacement versus frequency curve of the sensor. The output of the sensor feedback circuit is applied to the sensor to oscillate the member. The controller also provides output to the scanner in response to the displacement signals to control the separation distance between the sensor and the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Oden Warren, Peter Norton, John Graham
  • Patent number: D853535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Goodridge (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Norton, Richard Vanstone
  • Patent number: D854128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Goodridge (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Norton, Richard Vanstone