Patents by Inventor Richard Turner

Richard Turner 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: 11348594
    Abstract: Methods, devices, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and systems are described for compressing audio data. The techniques involve obtaining a sequence of digitized samples of an audio signal, performing a transform using the sequence of digitized samples, to generate a plurality of spectral lines, obtaining a group of spectral lines from the plurality of spectral lines, and quantizing the group of spectral lines to generate a group of quantized values. Quantizing the group of spectral lines to generate the group of quantized values may comprise performing a specialized rounding operation on a spectral line selected from the group of spectral lines and using the specialized rounding operation to force a group parity value, computed for the group of quantized values, to a predetermined parity value. One or more data frames based on the group of quantized values may be outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Turner, Megan Lucy Taggart, Laurent Wojcieszak, Justin Hundt
  • Publication number: 20220143333
    Abstract: An electronic system (1) comprises an electronic device (2) for gathering data from an inhaler (3) which is configured to dispense doses of a pharmaceutical formulation stored in a medicament reservoir. The system (1) further comprises an evaluation unit (9) being configured to receive and evaluate the gathered data in order to determine adherence to prescription data and/or to determine the number of doses having been dispensed or remaining in the inhaler (3) and a display (8) for visualizing the evaluated data. The electronic device (2) comprises a wireless interface (4) for receiving wireless data from the inhaler (3) via a wireless connection an input interface (5) for receiving manual input data and an acoustic or visual interface (6, 7) for receiving acoustic or visual data of the inhaler (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Jung, Kyle Wilson, Richard Turner, Julian Hemy, Inga Meyer, Nicholas G. Lesniewski-Laas
  • Publication number: 20220147818
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of training an auxiliary machine learning model to predict a set of new parameters of a primary machine learning model, wherein the primary model is configured to transform from an observed subset of a set of real-world features to a predicted version of the set of real-world features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Cheng ZHANG, Angus LAMB, Evgeny Sergeevich SAVELIEV, Yingzhen LI, Camilla LONGDEN, Pashmina CAMERON, Sebastian TSCHIATSCHEK, Jose Miguel Hernández LOBATO, Richard TURNER
  • Publication number: 20220073024
    Abstract: A method of using a support accessory rack includes aligning a first mounting portion of the support accessory rack with a first pin of a rollover protective structure. The method includes aligning a second mounting portion of the support accessory rack with a second pin of a second rollover protective structure. The method includes actuating the first pin to secure the first mounting portion to the rollover protective structure. The method further includes actuating the second pin to secure the second mounting portion to the rollover protective structure. The method includes pivoting a rotating support member of the support accessory rack away from the first mounting portion and the second mounting portion, and supporting the rotating support member onto a lateral bar of the rollover protective structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Richard TURNER, Carolyn TURNER
  • Publication number: 20220033573
    Abstract: Copolyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyethylene furanoate (PEF) modified with bifuran polyacids such as dimethyl-2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylate (BFE), 2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylic acid (BDA), or bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylate (BHEB), and/or bifuran polyhydroxyls, may have improved properties such as glass transition temperature (Tg), tensile modulus, barrier properties, crystallinity, and/or impact strength. Polyethylene terephthalate-co-bifuranoate (PETBF) has an improved Tg. Also described are polyethylene furanoate-co-bifuranoates (PEFBF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Monica Lotz, S. Richard Turner, Hans Eliot Edling, Kapil Kandel, Michael Salciccioli, Stephen Cohn, Alan A. Galuska, Javier Guzman, Edward E. Paschke
  • Publication number: 20210390966
    Abstract: Methods, devices, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and systems are described for compressing audio data. The techniques involve obtaining a sequence of digitized samples of an audio signal, performing a transform using the sequence of digitized samples, to generate a plurality of spectral lines, obtaining a group of spectral lines from the plurality of spectral lines, and quantizing the group of spectral lines to generate a group of quantized values. Quantizing the group of spectral lines to generate the group of quantized values may comprise performing a specialized rounding operation on a spectral line selected from the group of spectral lines and using the specialized rounding operation to force a group parity value, computed for the group of quantized values, to a predetermined parity value. One or more data frames based on the group of quantized values may be outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Richard TURNER, Megan Lucy TAGGART, Laurent WOJCIESZAK, Justin HUNDT
  • Publication number: 20210379748
    Abstract: A powder actuated fastening tool including a charge advance apparatus for advancing a powder charge strip relative to a barrel of the tool, wherein the charge advance apparatus includes a rotatable ratchet having teeth for engaging receptacles formed in the powder charge strip, and a charge advance member coupled to a trigger of the tool, wherein the charge advance member acts on the rotatable ratchet to rotate the ratchet in response to actuation and/or release of the trigger, such that the rotation of the ratchet causes advance of the powder charge strip relative to the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas James Murdoch, Paul Van De Loo, Kade Richard Turner
  • Publication number: 20210355271
    Abstract: Semicrystalline bifuran polyesters wherein the diacid and/or diol components include bifuran units such as those derived from 2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylic acid (BFA), dimethyl-2,2?-bifuran-5,5?-dicarboxylate (BFE), and/or bis(hydroxyethyl) bifuranoate (BHEB) Polyethylene-BFE (PEBF) having a high ?Hf and high Tg determined by DSC on the second heating ramp is described. Polybutylene-BFE (PBBF), polyhexylene-BFE (PHBF), polypropylene-BFE (PPBF), etc., are also described. Method for making bifuran polyesters includes melt esterification or transesterification and polycondensation of one or more monomers comprising a diacid component and a diol component, wherein the one or more monomers include a bifuran monomer, such as BFA, BFE, BHEB or BFD. Also described is a method of forming a bifuran polyester prepolymer in the melt, pelletization, crystallization, and solid state polymerization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Monica Lotz, Kapil Kandel, Michael Salciccioli, Stephen Cohn, Alan A. Galuska, Javier Guzman, S. Richard Turner, Hans Eliot Edling, Edward E. Paschke
  • Patent number: 11176956
    Abstract: In general, various aspects of techniques are described to enable application directed latency control for wireless audio streaming. A source device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques. The memory may store at least a portion of audio data. The processor may execute an application that outputs the audio data, and a request for a quality of service concerning audio processing applied to the audio data. The processor may determine whether the source device is currently displaying the application, and configure, responsive to the determination that the source device is currently displaying the application, a wireless audio processing path to achieve the requested quality of service. The processor may next process, by the wireless audio processing path, the audio data to obtain a bitstream representative of the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorproated
    Inventors: Laurent Wojcieszak, John Oliver, Richard Turner, Gary Sands, Justin Hundt
  • Patent number: 11135990
    Abstract: A method of using a support accessory rack includes aligning a first mounting portion of the support accessory rack with a first pin of a rollover protective structure. The method includes aligning a second mounting portion of the support accessory rack with a second pin of a second rollover protective structure. The method includes actuating the first pin to secure the first mounting portion to the rollover protective structure. The method further includes actuating the second pin to secure the second mounting portion to the rollover protective structure. The method includes pivoting a rotating support member of the support accessory rack away from the first mounting portion and the second mounting portion, and supporting the rotating support member onto a lateral bar of the rollover protective structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Turner, Carolyn Turner
  • Patent number: 11123851
    Abstract: A powder actuated fastening tool including a charge advance apparatus for advancing a powder charge strip relative to a barrel of the tool, wherein the charge advance apparatus includes a rotatable ratchet having teeth for engaging receptacles formed in the powder charge strip, and a charge advance member coupled to a trigger of the tool, wherein the charge advance member acts on the rotatable ratchet to rotate the ratchet in response to actuation and/or release of the trigger, such that the rotation of the ratchet causes advance of the powder charge strip relative to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas James Murdoch, Paul Van De Loo, Kade Richard Turner
  • Patent number: 11121820
    Abstract: Examples herein include apparatus and methods for overriding a media access control module acknowledgment and non-acknowledgment scheme. In one example, a codec module determines if an error-corrected packet is acceptable in response to the detection by the media access module of an uncorrectable error in a received packet, and overrides the media access control module to prevent a non-acknowledgment response from being sent when the error-corrected packet is acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joel Linsky, Richard Turner, Laurent Wojcieszak
  • Patent number: 11095311
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. The described techniques provide for generating, by an encoding device, one or more entropy symbols, the length of which changes responsive to errors, stacking the entropy symbols into fixed intervals, and selecting a parity bit. The encoding device may divide entropy symbols that are longer than the fixed interval duration and stack the excess portions of the long entropy symbols with shorter entropy symbols in other intervals. The encoding device may transmit the slacked data packet according to the stacking. A decoding device may receive the data packet, identify the locations of the entropy symbols and the selected parity bit, check the parity of each entropy symbol, identify error bits based on the locations of the entropy symbols within multiple fixed intervals, and may correct error bits based on the stacked intervals, the parity bit, and an error mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Turner, Laurent Wojcieszak, Joel Linsky
  • Publication number: 20210232699
    Abstract: A breach detection engine detects and mitigates the effects of breaches across one or more data sources. An index is generated based on one or more data sources and the index is queried using keywords indicative of potential breaches. A database of potential breaches is populated based on the query of the index. The potential breach database is queried using keywords associated with a system identity (e.g., a third party). A likelihood of a candidate breach is identified based on a set of breach criteria weights. A network node associated with a candidate breach determined to be an actual breach is identified for isolation or for the performance of one or more additional security actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Alan James Sharp-Paul, Christopher Robert Vickery, Jonathan David Hendren, Gregory Ford Pollock, Daniel Bradbury, Christian Alan Kiely, Gavin Richard Turner, Michael Franz Baukes
  • Patent number: 11023610
    Abstract: A breach detection engine detects and mitigates the effects of breaches across one or more data sources. An index is generated based on one or more data sources and the index is queried using keywords indicative of potential breaches. A database of potential breaches is populated based on the query of the index. The potential breach database is queried using keywords associated with a system identity (e.g., a third party). A likelihood of a candidate breach is identified based on a set of breach criteria weights. A network node associated with a candidate breach determined to be an actual breach is identified for isolation or for the performance of one or more additional security actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UPGUARD, INC.
    Inventors: Alan James Sharp-Paul, Christopher Robert Vickery, Jonathan David Hendren, Gregory Ford Pollock, Daniel Bradbury, Christian Alan Kiely, Gavin Richard Turner, Michael Franz Baukes
  • Publication number: 20210159917
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. The described techniques provide for the described techniques provide for generating, by an encoding device, one or more entropy symbols, the length of which changes responsive to errors, stacking the entropy symbols into fixed intervals, and selecting a parity bit. The encoding device may divide entropy symbols that are longer than the fixed interval duration and stack the excess portions of the long entropy symbols with shorter entropy symbols in other intervals. The encoding device may transmit the stacked data packet according to the stacking. A decoding device may receive the data packet, identify the locations of the entropy symbols and the selected parity bit, check the parity of each entropy symbol, identify error bits based on the locations of the entropy symbols within multiple fixed intervals, and may correct error bits based on the stacked intervals, the parity bit, and an error mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Richard TURNER, Laurent WOJCIESZAK, Joel LINSKY
  • Publication number: 20210143940
    Abstract: Examples herein include apparatus and methods for overriding a media access control module acknowledgment and non-acknowledgment scheme. In one example, a codec module determines if an error-corrected packet is acceptable in response to the detection by the media access module of an uncorrectable error in a received packet, and overrides the media access control module to prevent a non-acknowledgment response from being sent when the error-corrected packet is acceptable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Joel LINSKY, Richard TURNER, Laurent WOJCIESZAK
  • Publication number: 20200298785
    Abstract: A method of using a support accessory rack includes aligning a first mounting portion of the support accessory rack with a first pin of a rollover protective structure. The method includes aligning a second mounting portion of the support accessory rack with a second pin of a second rollover protective structure. The method includes actuating the first pin to secure the first mounting portion to the rollover protective structure. The method further includes actuating the second pin to secure the second mounting portion to the rollover protective structure. The method includes pivoting a rotating support member of the support accessory rack away from the first mounting portion and the second mounting portion, and supporting the rotating support member onto a lateral bar of the rollover protective structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Richard TURNER, Carolyn TURNER
  • Patent number: 10773034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inhaler device for delivering a dose of medicament in dry powder form from a container to a patient in need thereof. The inhaler comprises first and second airflow paths (80, 85) which are arranged such that during inhalation, a capsule (40) having a longitudinal axis and first and second end sections (90, 95) delimiting the capsule on opposing ends located in a capsule chamber (30) performs an oscillating movement in the capsule chamber parallel to its longitudinal axis between first and second sidewall portions (60, 65) of the capsule chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Presspart Manufacturing Ltd.
    Inventors: Julian Hemy, Richard Turner, Hans-Peter Schmelzer, Hans-Jürgen Neugebauer, Dietmar Schmitz, Stefan Hoffmann, Ameet Sule, Sunita Sule, Matthias Seiler, George Alexander Bostock, Aki Hannu Einari Laakso, Michael Worth
  • Patent number: 10767005
    Abstract: Bibenzoate copolyesters are based on (4,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylic acid-co-3,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylic acid) as the diacid component, and on an alicyclic diol compound such as 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol as a portion of the diol component. Copolyesters are based on 4,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylic acid, and/or 3,4?-biphenyl dicarboxylic acid as the diacid component and may include a multifunctional acid. Copolymers may optionally base an essentially amorphous morphology, high glass transition temperature, high elongation at break, and/or high melting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc., Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc
    Inventors: Ryan J. Mondschein, Haoyu Liu, Ting Chen, Timothy E. Long, S. Richard Turner