Patents by Inventor Richard K. Davis

Richard K. Davis 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: 10523618
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one email communication from at least one member of a network; disambiguating the at least one search term including associating the at least one search term with at least one of network-participation identifier data or device-identifier data; and presenting the sender profile in association with the at least one email communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Matthew G. Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Qi Lu, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Daniel Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190261914
    Abstract: Reference imagery of dermatological conditions is compiled in a crowd-sourced database (contributed by clinicians and/or the lay public), together with associated diagnosis information. A user later submits a query image to the system (e.g., captured with a smartphone). Image-based derivatives for the query image are determined (e.g., color histograms, FFT-based metrics, etc.), and are compared against similar derivatives computed from the reference imagery. This comparison identifies diseases that are not consistent with the query image, and such information is reported to the user. Depending on the size of the database, and the specificity of the data, 90% or more of candidate conditions may be effectively ruled-out, possibly sparing the user from expensive and painful biopsy procedures, and granting some peace of mind (e.g., knowledge that an emerging pattern of small lesions on a forearm is probably not caused by shingles, bedbugs, malaria or AIDS).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce L. Davis, Tony F. Rodriguez, Alastair M. Reed, John F. Stach, Geoffrey B. Rhoads, William Y. Conwell, Shankar Thagadur Shivappa, Ravi K Sharma, Richard F. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20190218669
    Abstract: A device including a hard shield material; a layer including aluminum or copper; and a silicon layer having a first thickness is disclosed. The device can also include a silicon layer having a second thickness. A method of making the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Andrew PREUSS, Richard A. BRADLEY, JR., Georg J. OCKENFUSS, Markus K. TILSCH, Andrew CLARK, Marius GRIGONIS, Andy SHKABKO, Nicolas Alexander DAVIS, Anthony Jay Kemp COTTRELL
  • Publication number: 20190153946
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a rotatable shaft, and a plurality of bearings coupled to the rotatable shaft, where the plurality of bearings include a first bearing, a second bearing, and a third bearing, where the first bearing defines an axial first bearing centerline, where the second bearing defines an axial second bearing centerline, where the third bearing defines an axial third bearing centerline, and where the axial second bearing centerline is radially offset from the axial first bearing centerline and the axial third bearing centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Duffy, Ronnie K. Kovacik, Keven G. Van Duyn, Jonathan F. Zimmitti, Richard J. Rubendall, Michael M. Davis, Joseph G. Colucci, Steven M. Danley, Christopher J. Zuck, Tina Rezvani
  • Publication number: 20190133635
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus comprises a body, an ultrasonic transducer, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The ultrasonic transducer is operable to convert electrical power into ultrasonic vibrations. The shaft couples the end effector and the body together. The acoustic waveguide is coupled with the transducer. The articulation section includes a collar that is located distal to a nodal portion of the waveguide and is operable to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the ultrasonic transducer. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section. The articulation drive assembly comprises at least one translating articulation driver coupled with the collar. The ultrasonic blade is operable to deliver ultrasonic vibrations to tissue even when the articulation section is in an articulated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Foster B. Stulen, David A. Monroe, William B. Weisenburgh, II, Richard C. Smith, Ashvani K. Madan, Craig T. Davis, Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Chad P. Boudreaux, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Thomas C. Gallmeyer, Amy L. Benchek, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, Sean P. Conlon, John A. Hibner
  • Patent number: 5842170
    Abstract: A method and system for editing messages within a recording system includes a handheld recorder having flash memory and a plurality of memory address pointers for storing messages. The flash memory has a plurality of sequential memory blocks, each memory block has a plurality of memory locations, and the messages are stored as message segments. The plurality of memory address pointers stores an ordered sequence of addresses of said message segments within the flash memory. Upon an edit point being selected within a message at which the message is to be edited, the edit point corresponding to a first location within the message defining an end point of a first message segment, an edited message comprising a second message segment is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Norris Communications Corp.
    Inventors: Norbert P. Daberko, Richard K. Davis, Richard D. Bridgewater
  • Patent number: 5839108
    Abstract: A record/playback device for use with a removable, interchangeable, flash memory recording medium which enables noise dampened recording of voice data and CD quality stereo recording of music data. The device includes a port for receiving a flash memory module which can record data according to industry standard formats to enable the transfer of data to and from personal computers through swapping of flash memory media. Alternative forms of data input and output also include implementation of a barcode reader and an infra-red transceiver for the transfer of data to and from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Norris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert P. Daberko, Richard K. Davis
  • Patent number: 5742737
    Abstract: A solid state digital hand held recording device having a multifunctional switch assembly. A printed circuit board including a microcontroller electrically coupled to switch terminals operates to control the processing of sound into electrical signals and store said signals on a digital recording medium. The switch assembly actuates electrical signals coupled to said microcontroller thereby activating a sequence of actions (a program) stored within read-only memory device. A plurality of programs can be activated to instantaneously begin recording a message, verify the integrity of the recording medium, and index a message being recorded for rapid recall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Norris Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Norbert P. Daberko, Richard K. Davis, Richard D. Bridgewater
  • Patent number: 5557806
    Abstract: A weight-lifting glove having a support strap which is attachable to the bar of a weight to be lifted. The glove includes a glove member and the strap. The glove member has a palm side, a back side, a wrist end, a glove opening at the wrist end, four finger stalls and a thumb stall. Further, a sleeve is provided on the palm side of the glove member. The strap has a free end, an attached end and a running portion. With the hand inserted into the glove member, the running portion of the strap is brought from the wrist through the sleeve to angularly cross the palm side of the glove member. Then the strap is wrapped around the weight-lifting bar or other object to be gripped. Fastener strips are provided on the strap for releasably and adjustably securing the strap around the object to be gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: OK-1 Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Caswell, Richard K. Davis
  • Patent number: 5270916
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for preventing the runaway of the integral term of a proportional integral differential controller which is usable in a feedback system. An error signal is supplied to the controller by the feedback system. The controller produces a control variable output signal from the error signal. In accordance with the invention, the controller imposes a slew rate limit on the control variable output signal. Also in accordance with the invention, whenever the controller attempts to drive the control variable output signal to exceed the slew rate limit, the integral term associated with the controller is adjusted to a value which forces the control variable output signal to its slew rate limited value. In this manner, runaway of the integral term associated with the controller is desirably avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sexton, Richard K. Davis
  • Patent number: 5109503
    Abstract: A reconfigurable counter is provided which includes first and second memories coupled via a common bus to a microprocessor which controls the process of configuring and reconfiguring the counter. A programmable hardware array, coupled to the microprocessor, is capable of being programmed to emulate a plurality of different counter types. The first memory stores a plurality of different counter configuration profiles, each of which corresponds to a different type counter configuraiton. In one or more of the selected counter types, different counter modes such as an up-down counter mode, pulse direction counter mode and A quad B counter modes are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ancil B. Cruickshank, Richard K. Davis
  • Patent number: 4979122
    Abstract: A power monitor, for determining real and imaginary power associated with one or more line signals, samples a plurality of line cycles during an observation window to generate a plurality of voltage-current sample sets for each line cycle. The sampling of the sample sets is timed such that the voltage-current sample sets are taken at different relative time positions. The power monitor stores incoming voltage-current sample data in one memory area and concurrently analyzes sample data already stored in another memory area. Deletion of sample data is not permitted until transient analysis of such data is complete.In another embodiment, the power monitor includes a working data memory area coupled to the sampling circuitry such that the sample sets occurring during each observation window are stored in the working data memory area in interleaved fashion to simulate a single cycle of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: GE Fanuc Automation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K. Davis, Keith W. Curtin
  • Patent number: 4625277
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for making blood pressure measurements using an inflatable cuff (12), wherein the cuff deflation rate is established based upon prior blood pressure measurements. The cuff is adapted for applying pressure to a patient adjacent a blood vessel. the device includes means (14, 16) for inflating and deflating the cuff, a sensor system (60) for providing sensor signals during cuff deflation that correspond to the cuff pressure and to the blood flow surges in the blood vessel, and a process controller (100). The process controller causes inflation of the cuff to a first pressure and subsequent deflation of the cuff from the first pressure to a lower second pressure at a preestablished deflation rate, the inflation and subsequent deflation of the cuff comprising one measurement cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Physio-Control Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Pearce, Michel A. Lynch, Richard K. Davis
  • Patent number: 4617503
    Abstract: A datum is disclosed for use as a coordinate reference in a numerically controlled machine tool. The datum which is active, consists of an elongated member, typically one half wavelength in length, supported at its center (and antinode) by a plate, and including electromechanical transducers for exciting resonance in a desired fundamental longitudinal mode. The datum is operated by an operational amplifier having the transducers connected in the amplifier feedback path. Assurance against the excitation of undesired modes is achieved by limiting the gain of the operational amplifier throughout the response band of the transducers, by use of an inductor for resonating the input capacitance of the driving transducer at the frequency of the desired mode and by gain bandwidth limits of the operational amplifier. The datum is active at an ultrasonic frequency suited to touch sensing and thus produces a response in a touch sensing system when the cutter is touched to the datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Davis, Clayton R. Roberts, Stephen W. Tehon
  • Patent number: 4562392
    Abstract: A non-cutting tool or stylus (32), mounted in a position where a tool normally resides on a turret (26) of a numerically controlled machining system, rubs against the workpiece (41) as it rotates. The rubbing vibrations emanating from the workpiece (41) are picked up as a touch signal by an accelerometer (62) whose output signal is conditioned and fed to the numerical control (46). Diameter measurements, for example, are made directly by touching two opposing points on the workpiece (41) on opposite sides of the machine centerline (14) whereupon a difference calculation is made to provide the required diameter measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1985
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Davis, William S. McKnight
  • Patent number: 4554495
    Abstract: A reference post assembly (50) directly mounted on a numerically controlled machining system such as a lathe obviates the need for a datum ring including reference datum surfaces (42,44) and being conventionally provided on the external cylindrical surface and face of a chuck (36) which holds the workpiece (41) being machined. The reference post assembly (50) is comprised of an elongated reference post member (52) of selected cross section, i.e., square or round, which is resiliently mounted on the lathe in a known calibrated position with respect to the workpiece (41). The post (52) is ultrasonically vibrated in a longitudinal mode by one or more piezoelectric elements (54) coupled to an electrical signal oscillator (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1985
    Assignee: Ormand R. Austin
    Inventor: Richard K. Davis
  • Patent number: 4328447
    Abstract: A speed regulating circuit which regulates motor speed without the use of a speed feedback signal by adjusting the magnitude of motor current so as to maintain a predetermined relationship between motor voltage and current. A function generator generates a current reference signal as a function of motor terminal voltage. The relationship between terminal voltage and motor current is established by curve fitting of the motor volt-amp family of curves for constant motor speeds. The current reference signal controls a motor current control circuit, preferably a time ratio or chopper circuit in order to adjust motor current and to regulate motor speed. A closed loop current control loop is associated with the chopper circuit for adjusting motor current to the current reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Davis, Joe C. Lambert
  • Patent number: 4320334
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a continuous indication of battery state-of-charge under load in a system in which the battery is subject to varying load conditions. The apparatus stores a value representative of battery open circuit terminal voltage and reduces the stored value while the battery is loaded at a rate proportional to the difference between the stored value and a scaled value of actual battery terminal voltage. If the scaled value exceeds the stored value, the stored value is increased to a value corresponding to the scaled value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Davis, Charles E. Konrad
  • Patent number: 4319298
    Abstract: A motor protection device is provided that monitors motor currents and motor temperatures and provides protective functions whose characteristics are based on field settable data and motor operating conditions. The protective functions provided are overtemperature, overload, instantaneous overcurrent, ground fault, phase unbalance, and phase reversal. Field settable data is entered by means of a keyboard and consists of motor trip points for the protective functions, and motor and system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Davis, Ramesh N. Jani
  • Patent number: D381128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: OK-1 Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles A. Caswell, Richard K. Davis