Patents by Inventor Richard A. Lyon

Richard A. Lyon 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: 20220227336
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11292439
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20200384962
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10723329
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HORIZON GLOBAL AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10719292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a sound enhancement system coupled to a mobile device. In one aspect, the present disclosure includes the system having first bidirectional communication link configured to receive an audio signal, transmit an audio signal, and receive configuration parameters. The system also includes a memory configured to store the configuration parameters. Additionally, the system has an audio input configured to receive ambient audio. Yet further, the is configured to operate in one of two operation modes. In the first mode, the system is configured to receive an audio signal from the bidirectional communication link and output an audio signal based on the received audio signal by way of the audio output pathway, and in the second mode, the system is configured to process the ambient audio signal by the audio processor based on stored configuration parameters and create an output audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Richard Lyon
  • Patent number: 10672387
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for recognizing speech, such as user commands. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) receiving audio input data via the one or more microphones; (2) generating a plurality of energy channels for the audio input data; (3) generating a feature vector by performing a per-channel normalization to each channel of the plurality of energy channels; and (4) obtaining recognized speech from the audio input utilizing the feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Richard Lyon, Christopher Hughes, Yuxuan Wang, Ryan Rifkin, Pascal Getreuer
  • Publication number: 20190347062
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a sound enhancement system coupled to a mobile device. In one aspect, the present disclosure includes the system having first bidirectional communication link configured to receive an audio signal, transmit an audio signal, and receive configuration parameters. The system also includes a memory configured to store the configuration parameters. Additionally, the system has an audio input configured to receive ambient audio. Yet further, the is configured to operate in one of two operation modes. In the first mode, the system is configured to receive an audio signal from the bidirectional communication link and output an audio signal based on the received audio signal by way of the audio output pathway, and in the second mode, the system is configured to process the ambient audio signal by the audio processor based on stored configuration parameters and create an output audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Lyon
  • Publication number: 20180258091
    Abstract: This invention describes a novel process for the manufacture of Forodesine (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Francis BASS, Richard LYONS, Nicholas REILLY
  • Publication number: 20180197533
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for recognizing speech, such as user commands. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) receiving audio input data via the one or more microphones; (2) generating a plurality of energy channels for the audio input data; (3) generating a feature vector by performing a per-channel normalization to each channel of the plurality of energy channels; and (4) obtaining recognized speech from the audio input utilizing the feature vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Lyon, Christopher Hughes, Yuxuan Wang, Ryan Rifkin, Pascal Getreuer
  • Patent number: 9851111
    Abstract: Thermal targeting technology is used to continuously adjust boiler target temperature to the minimum necessary to satisfy the required heating load. Responsive to and initiated by a first call for heat, boiler target temperature is reduced by a predetermined amount upon or subsequent to the call for heat. Once the boiler temperature reaches this new target, a call timer is activated. If demand for heat is satisfied before a time set point is reached, the system ceases providing additional heat energy until the next heat demand. Responsive to and initiated by a next call for heat, the boiler target temperature is again reduced by the predetermined amount upon or subsequent to this next call for heat. Each time the heat demand is satisfied within the predetermined time interval, the boiler target temperature is reduced. If heat demand is not satisfied, a thermal boost is provided at set time intervals until the call for heat is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: C. Cowles & Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Lyons, Christopher L. Murray, William Montgomery, Robert Schiller, Timothy Van Leeuwen
  • Patent number: 9523650
    Abstract: An improved temperature sensor assembly (15) comprising a temperature sensing probe (16) having a temperature sensing portion (18), a terminal portion (21), and an intermediate portion (20) between the temperature sensing portion and the terminal portion; a mounting element (28) in sliding engagement along a first axis (x-x) with the intermediate portion of the temperature sensing probe such that the temperature sensing probe is movable linearly relative to the mounting element in an axial direction; the mounting element configured to attach to an open tip thermowell (100) such that the temperature sensing portion of the probe is exposed to a process environment (104); the temperature sensing probe comprising a stop (19) configured to bear against a seat (108) in the thermowell; and a spring element (24) arranged between the stop and the mounting element and configured to bias the stop and the mounting element linearly away from each other in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Conax Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Lyon, Thomas P. Oakley, Jr., Steven M. Dale
  • Publication number: 20160023642
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9150201
    Abstract: A trailer mounted proportional brake controller for a towed vehicle and a method of controlling the brakes of a towed vehicle is described. The brake control unit may control the brakes of a towed vehicle. The brake control unit may include a power control unit and a hand control unit. The power control unit may be connected to the brakes of the towed vehicle and the power control unit may be capable of selectively controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle based on a set of braking parameters. The hand control unit may be configured to remotely communicate with the power control unit. The hand control unit may be capable of transmitting information to the power control unit to adjust at least one of the braking parameters and receiving information from the power control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cequent Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Smith, Mark William Austin, Richard Lyons Hilsbos, Chandrakumar Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20150068281
    Abstract: An improved temperature sensor assembly (15) comprising a temperature sensing probe (16) having a temperature sensing portion (18), a terminal portion (21), and an intermediate portion (20) between the temperature sensing portion and the terminal portion; a mounting element (28) in sliding engagement along a first axis (x-x) with the intermediate portion of the temperature sensing probe such that the temperature sensing probe is movable linearly relative to the mounting element in an axial direction; the mounting element configured to attach to an open tip thermowell (100) such that the temperature sensing portion of the probe is exposed to a process environment (104); the temperature sensing probe comprising a stop (19) configured to bear against a seat (108) in the thermowell; and a spring element (24) arranged between the stop and the mounting element and configured to bias the stop and the mounting element linearly away from each other in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Conax Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Lyon, Thomas P. Oakley, Jr., Steven M. Dale
  • Patent number: 8844834
    Abstract: Thermal targeting technology is used to continuously adjust boiler target temperature to the minimum necessary to satisfy the required heating load. Responsive to and initiated by a first call for heat, boiler target temperature is reduced by a predetermined amount upon or subsequent to the call for heat. Once the boiler temperature reaches this new target, a call timer is activated. If demand for heat is satisfied before a time set point is reached, the system ceases providing additional heat energy until the next heat demand. Responsive to and initiated by a next call for heat, the boiler target temperature is again reduced by the predetermined amount upon or subsequent to this next call for heat. Each time the heat demand is satisfied within the predetermined time interval, the boiler target temperature is reduced. If heat demand is not satisfied, a thermal boost is provided at set time intervals until the call for heat is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: C. Cowles & Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Lyons, Christopher L. Murray, William Montgomery, Robert Schiller, Timothy Van Leeuwen
  • Patent number: 8333202
    Abstract: An adjustable dental device for use with a CPAP system in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring is comprised of an upper bite block, a lower bite block having one or more tongue retainers, means for adjustably connecting the upper bite block to the lower bite block, and means for connecting the dental device to a CPAP system. The adjustable dental device is compatible with a variety of CPAP systems, including systems that utilize nasal inserts and systems that utilize a nasal mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Donald Richard Lyons
  • Patent number: 8192720
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the detection, prevention, or treatment of anthrax or other infectious diseases. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods for immunizing humans or animals against Bacillus anthracis or other capsulated pathogens. The methods include administering a capsular polypeptide of a pathogen of interest and a CD40 agonist to a human or animal. The capsular polypeptide or the CD40 agonist is administered in such an amount or frequency that an immunoprotective response can be elicited in the human or animal against the pathogen of interest. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of using passive immunization with anti-capsular polypeptide antibodies to prevent or treat infections caused by Bacillus anthracis or other pathogens. In yet another aspect, the present invention provides methods useful for diagnosis of anthrax by detection of capsular polypeptide in serum or other biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno
    Inventors: Thomas Kozel, William Murphy, Suzanne Brandt, Bruce R. Blazar, Julie A. Lovchik, Peter Thorkildson, Ann Percival, C. Richard Lyons
  • Patent number: 8163054
    Abstract: An air filter having hollow support channels in its frame is disclosed. In one embodiment, the air filter comprises a support structure having a center portion and sidewalls positioned on opposite sides of the center portion, the center portion of the support structure attached to a side of a filter media, and a frame having a plurality of sections, each of the sections having a center portion and sidewalls positioned on opposite sides of the center portion, a first frame section attached to the support structure by connecting the sidewalls of first frame section to the sidewalls of the support structure to form a hollow channel between the first support structure center portion, the frame section center portion, and the sidewalls. Methods for cutting air filter sections and for attaching a frame to the air filter sections is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Glasfloss Industries, LP
    Inventors: Todd McGrath, Kenneth S. Lange, Richard Lyons, Marty Lamp
  • Publication number: 20100291092
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for the detection, prevention, or treatment of anthrax or other infectious diseases. In one aspect, the present invention provides methods for immunizing humans or animals against Bacillus anthracis or other capsulated pathogens. The methods include administering a capsular polypeptide of a pathogen of interest and a CD40 agonist to a human or animal. The capsular polypeptide or the CD40 agonist is administered in such an amount or frequency that an immunoprotective response can be elicited in the human or animal against the pathogen of interest. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods of using passive immunization with anti-capsular polypeptide antibodies to prevent or treat infections caused by Bacillus anthracis or other pathogens. In yet another aspect, the present invention provides methods useful for diagnosis of anthrax by detection of capsular polypeptide in serum or other biological samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Kozel, William Murphy, Suzanne Brandt, Bruce R. Blazar, Julie A. Lovchik, Peter Thorkildson, Ann Percival, C. Richard Lyons
  • Patent number: D937743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: C.Cowles & Company, All-Fit Automotive, LLC
    Inventors: Richard A Lyons, Anthony James Dudon, II