Patents by Inventor Richard Chapman

Richard Chapman 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: 9822041
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to ceramic articles. The ceramic articles include a fired ceramic honeycomb body having a plurality of cell channels and at least one plug disposed in at least one cell channel of the fired ceramic honeycomb body. The at least one plug includes a refractory filler, an inorganic binder, and an organic binder. The refractory filler comprises particles having a d50 in the range from about 10 ?m to about 40 ?m, and a d90 less than about 110 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Anthony Joseph Cecce, Thomas Richard Chapman
  • Publication number: 20170276042
    Abstract: A porous ceramic honeycomb body (10) including intersecting walls that form channels (22) extending axially from a first end face to a second end face and layered plugs (62) comprised of a first layer (64) disposed on channel walls and a second layer (66) disposed inward toward an axial center of each respective channel on the first layer. The plugs seal at least one of a first portion of the channels at the first end face and a second portion of channels at the second end face of the porous ceramic honeycomb body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Thomas Richard Chapman, Kenneth Joseph Drury, Todd Parrish St Clair, Courtney Spencer Warren
  • Publication number: 20170270729
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20170233298
    Abstract: A skinning apparatus and a method of skinning a porous ceramic. The apparatus includes an axial skinning manifold. The axial skinning manifold includes a curved adaptive pipe to flow cement in a circumferential direction from an inlet at a first position and through an adaptive opening along an inner bend of the curve through a land channel disposed along the inner bend. The land channel emits the cement at a constant velocity from a land opening extending proximate the first position to a second position spaced apart from the first position. The land outlet emits cement at a constant velocity around the outer periphery of the porous ceramic to dispose a uniform skin thereon as the porous ceramic moves axially relative to the land outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, John Paul Bir Singh, Amber Leigh Tremper, Srinivasa Rao Vaddiraju, Kevin Lee Wasson
  • Patent number: 9729915
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for detecting user devices to determine a state of a watched show are provided. A digital video recorder (DVR) is configured to store a media file associated with a media program. The DVR detects one or more user devices within a predetermined vicinity while the media program is being played. The DVR identifies users who are interested in the media program. The DVR tracks a watch status associated with the media program indicating which users have watched or are watching the media program based on the detected user devices. For stored media files, the DVR determines whether to delete the media file based on whether all users who are interested in the media program have completed watching the media program. The DVR may track user activity and/or vital signs based on sensor data from wearable devices, for example, to determine user reaction and/or user interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Richard Chapman Bates, Robert He
  • Patent number: 9670809
    Abstract: A skinning apparatus and a method of skinning a porous ceramic. The apparatus includes an axial skinning manifold. The axial skinning manifold includes a curved adaptive pipe to flow cement in a circumferential direction from an inlet at a first position and through an adaptive opening along an inner bend of the curve through a land channel disposed along the inner bend. The land channel emits the cement at a constant velocity from a land opening extending proximate the first position to a second position spaced apart from the first position. The land outlet emits cement at a constant velocity around the outer periphery of the porous ceramic to dispose a uniform skin thereon as the porous ceramic moves axially relative to the land outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, John Paul Bir Singh, Amber Leigh Tremper, Srinivasa Rao Vaddiraju, Kevin Lee Wasson
  • Patent number: 9652918
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Publication number: 20170121231
    Abstract: Disclosed are ceramic articles comprising ceramic honeycomb bodies and an aqueous composition, for example in the form of a cold-set plug, as well as processes for preparing ceramic articles and processes for making an aqueous composition for use with ceramic articles, for example as a cold-set plug composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: KEITH NORMAN BUBB, ANTHONY JOSEPH CECCE, THOMAS RICHARD CHAPMAN
  • Publication number: 20170110304
    Abstract: A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed that comprises transforming mass spectral data to produce frequency-domain mass spectral data, modifying the frequency-domain mass spectral data to produce modified frequency-domain mass spectral data by attenuating and/or removing one or more ranges of the frequency-domain mass spectral data that relate to noise associated with peaks of interest in the mass spectral data, and transforming the modified frequency-domain mass spectral data to produce modified mass spectral data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffery Mark BROWN, Keith George RICHARDSON, Richard CHAPMAN
  • Publication number: 20170061721
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Patent number: 9579688
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods of making ceramic articles and cold-set plugs for ceramic honeycomb bodies. The methods of making ceramic articles include providing a ceramic honeycomb body and applying an aqueous composition to the ceramic honeycomb body to form a cold-set plug. The aqueous composition includes a refractory filler, an inorganic binder, and an organic binder. The refractory filler includes particles having a d50 ranging from about 10 ?m to about 40 ?m, a d10 greater than about 2 ?m, and a d90 less than about 110 ?m. Embodiments also provide methods of making the cold-set plug that include preparing the aqueous composition and forming the cold-set plug by applying the composition to the ceramic honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Anthony Joseph Cecce, Thomas Richard Chapman
  • Publication number: 20170044066
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement that includes an inorganic filler material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion from 25 C to 600 C and a crystalline inorganic fibrous material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion from 25 C to 600 C. Skin cement composition controls level of cement liquid/colloid components, for example water, colloidal silica, and methylcellulose migration into the substrate during the skin application process to form barrier to skin wetting and staining during the washcoating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Thomas Richard Chapman, Kenneth Joseph Drury, Christopher Lane Kerr, Mark Alan Lewis, Robert John Locker, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma, Todd Parrish St Clair
  • Patent number: 9556769
    Abstract: A honeycomb catalyst support structure including a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement is described. The cement includes an amorphous glass powder with a multimodal particle size distribution applied to an exterior surface of the honeycomb body. The multimodal particle size distribution is achieved through the use of a first glass powder having a first median particle size and at least a second glass powder having a second median particle size. In some embodiments, the first and second glass powders are the same amorphous glass consisting of fused silica. The cement may further include a fine-grained, sub-micron sized silica in the form of colloidal silica. The cement exhibits a coefficient of thermal expansion less than 15×10?7/° C., and preferably about 5×10?7/° C. after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, Linda Jane Ingersoll, Patrick David Tepesch
  • Publication number: 20170013189
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 9542784
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. Once paired with the user device, the locker may operate a locking mechanism to lock the locker when the user device is away from the locker and to unlock the locker when the user device is in the vicinity of the locker. The locker may include a beacon for detecting and pairing with the user devices. Pairing the user device and the locker may include entering a locker identifier into the user device to ensure that the intended user device is paired with the intended locker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Bryant Genepang Luk, Robert He, Richard Chapman Bates, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang
  • Patent number: 9518485
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb catalyst support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement comprising an amorphous glass powder with a multimodal particle size distribution applied to an exterior surface of the honeycomb body. The multimodal particle size distribution is achieved through the use of a first glass powder having a first median particle size and at least a second glass powder having a second median particle size. In some embodiments, the first and second glass powders are the same amorphous glass consisting of fused silica. The cement may further include a fine-grained, sub-micron sized silica in the form of colloidal silica. The cement exhibits a coefficient of thermal expansion less than 15×10?7/° C., and preferably about 5×10?7/° C. after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, Linda Jane Ingersoll, Patrick David Tepesch
  • Patent number: 9484192
    Abstract: A method of ion imaging is disclosed comprising scanning a sample and acquiring first mass spectral data related to a first pixel location at a first spatial resolution and determining whether or not the first mass spectral data satisfies a condition. If it is determined that the first mass spectral data does satisfy the condition then the first mass spectral data is stored, recorded or prioritized. If it is determined that the first mass spectral data does not satisfy the condition then the first mass spectral data is discarded or downgraded. Scanning of the sample then continues at the first spatial resolution and further mass spectral data related to further pixel locations is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Richard Chapman, Jeffery Mark Brown, Paul Murray, Keith Richardson, Emmy Maria Hoyes
  • Patent number: 9473687
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 9449208
    Abstract: A smart refrigerator system includes a plurality of compartments for storing food items and one or more tag readers. The smart refrigerator system may read a tag coupled to a food item using one of one or more tag readers. The smart refrigerator system may determine an identity of the food item, an associated date of the food item, and/or a compartment containing the food item. The smart refrigerator system may track item information that includes the identity of the food item, a state of the food item, and/or a compartment location of the food item. The smart refrigerator system may receive item usage information indicating when a user plans to use the food item and change a temperature of the food item. The smart refrigerator system may also generate a notification regarding freshness and/or a spoilage level of the food item and present it to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Yu Tang, Richard Chapman Bates
  • Patent number: 9390896
    Abstract: A method of ion imaging is disclosed comprising scanning a sample at a first resolution and acquiring first mass spectral data related to a first pixel location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Jeffery Mark Brown, Richard Chapman, Paul Murray, Keith Richardson, Emmy Maria Hoyes