Patents by Inventor Robert D. Young

Robert D. Young 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: 10481672
    Abstract: There is provided a near-zero-power wakeup system in which a MEMS sensor for mechanical or acoustic signals is coupled to a very-low-power complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). Power consumption can be minimized by operating the ASIC with sub-threshold gate voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Griffin, Robert William Reger, Sean Yen, Bryson Barney, Andrew Ian Young, Travis Ryan Young, Michael Wiwi, Michael David Henry, Brian D. Homeijer
  • Patent number: 10421349
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegeli, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190256677
    Abstract: Foam compositions are provided including a polylactic acid polymer; second (e.g., polyvinyl acetate) polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25° C.; and plasticizer. Also described are articles comprising the foam compositions, such as a sheet or hearing protection article. Methods of making and using the foam compositions are further described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua M. Fishman, Caitlin E. Meree, Ning Zhou, Derek J. Dehn, Jacob D. Young, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bradley L. Givot, Aaron T. Hedegaard, Justin M. Bolton, Terry R. Hobbs, Mahfuza B. Ali, Robert C. Coffin, Brant U. Kolb, Paul D. Pennington, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Duane D. Fansler, Ying Lin
  • Patent number: 10322627
    Abstract: An energy storage system comprising at least one energy storage module adapted to supply electrical energy to a hybrid vehicle. The energy storage module comprises an enclosure, at least one battery array located within the enclosure, and an energy storage controller module located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the battery array. The energy storage module further comprises a compliant tipped thermistor which may be installed within a flexible clip. The thermistor is positioned to monitor the temperature of one or more of the batteries within the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Maskew, Scott K. Bennett, Leonard F. Baxter, II, Daniel J. Youngs, Kurt Biehl, Edward Bass, Eric D. Schneider, Felice E. Bailey, Steven T. Reyburn, Dean M. Ford, Clyde E. Johnson, Bruce E. Miller, Richard Bletsis, Derek A. Delrymple, Markus Naegell, Jerry Wendling, Timothy A. Gasaway, Russell B. Hopkins, Brian C. Morrow, Robert A. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10313121
    Abstract: A device includes a reset resistant store and a trusted key service. The reset resistant store maintains data across various different device reset or data invalidation operations. The trusted key service maintains, for each of one or more operating systems that run on the device from a boot configuration, an encrypted key associated with the boot configuration. The device also has a master key that is specific to the device. Each of the keys associated with a boot configuration is encrypted using the master key. When booting the device, the boot configuration being run on the device is identified, and the key associated with that boot configuration is obtained (e.g., from the reset resistant store or the encrypted key vault). The master key is used to decrypt the obtained key, and the obtained key is used to decrypt secrets associated with the operating system run from the boot configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Jonathan Bret Barkelew, Ronald Aigner, Alain L. Michaud, Jeremiah J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20180006815
    Abstract: A device includes a reset resistant store and a trusted key service. The reset resistant store maintains data across various different device reset or data invalidation operations. The trusted key service maintains, for each of one or more operating systems that run on the device from a boot configuration, an encrypted key associated with the boot configuration. The device also has a master key that is specific to the device. Each of the keys associated with a boot configuration is encrypted using the master key. When booting the device, the boot configuration being run on the device is identified, and the key associated with that boot configuration is obtained (e.g., from the reset resistant store or the encrypted key vault). The master key is used to decrypt the obtained key, and the obtained key is used to decrypt secrets associated with the operating system run from the boot configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Jonathan Bret Barkelew, Ronald Aigner, Alain L. Michaud, Jeremiah J. Cox
  • Patent number: 9218178
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles secure firmware updates for hardware resources in a defined and consistent manner. The firmware update system may be configured to manage at least some firmware updates in a pre-boot environment (e.g., before an operating system is loaded). By doing so, the firmware update system exercises control over the updates and reduce entry points exposed to attackers. In one approach, update states are defined for hardware resources that are managed by the firmware update system. In a pre-boot environment, the update states for the managed hardware resources are set to enable firmware updates. The firmware update system may then detect and apply firmware updates available for the managed hardware resources. Update states may be set to disable before loading the operating so that firmware updates for managed resources are disabled outside of the secure pre-boot environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Scott A. Fudally, Wallace Paul Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9098304
    Abstract: Device enumeration support techniques are described for busses that do not natively support enumeration. In one or more embodiments, an intermediate controller of a computing device is configured to interconnect and manage various hardware devices associated with the computing device. The intermediate controller may detect connection and disconnection of hardware devices in association with one or more communication busses employed by the computing device. In response to such detection, the intermediate controller may send appropriate notifications to an operating system to alert the operating system when hardware devices come and go. This enables the operating system to enumerate and denumerate hardware devices within a device configuration and power management system implemented by the operating system that facilitates interaction with the hardware devices through corresponding representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Sharon Drasnin, Scott A. Fudally, Tejas Jitendra Mistry, Vassili I. Nikolaev, Murali Rangayya Ravirala
  • Patent number: 8935774
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Patent number: 8898654
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles secure firmware updates for hardware resources in a defined and consistent manner. The firmware update system may be configured to manage at least some firmware updates in a pre-boot environment (e.g., before an operating system is loaded). By doing so, the firmware update system exercises control over the updates and reduce entry points exposed to attackers. In one approach, update states are defined for hardware resources that are managed by the firmware update system. In a pre-boot environment, the update states for the managed hardware resources are set to enable firmware updates. The firmware update system may then detect and apply firmware updates available for the managed hardware resources. Update states may be set to disable before loading the operating so that firmware updates for managed resources are disabled outside of the secure pre-boot environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Scott A. Fudally, Wallace Paul Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8719603
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20140068594
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles secure firmware updates for hardware resources in a defined and consistent manner. The firmware update system may be configured to manage at least some firmware updates in a pre-boot environment (e.g., before an operating system is loaded). By doing so, the firmware update system exercises control over the updates and reduce entry points exposed to attackers. In one approach, update states are defined for hardware resources that are managed by the firmware update system. In a pre-boot environment, the update states for the managed hardware resources are set to enable firmware updates. The firmware update system may then detect and apply firmware updates available for the managed hardware resources. Update states may be set to disable before loading the operating so that firmware updates for managed resources are disabled outside of the secure pre-boot environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Scott A. Fudally, Wallace Paul Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20140068585
    Abstract: A firmware update system is described that collectively handles secure firmware updates for hardware resources in a defined and consistent manner. The firmware update system may be configured to manage at least some firmware updates in a pre-boot environment (e.g., before an operating system is loaded). By doing so, the firmware update system exercises control over the updates and reduce entry points exposed to attackers. In one approach, update states are defined for hardware resources that are managed by the firmware update system. In a pre-boot environment, the update states for the managed hardware resources are set to enable firmware updates. The firmware update system may then detect and apply firmware updates available for the managed hardware resources. Update states may be set to disable before loading the operating so that firmware updates for managed resources are disabled outside of the secure pre-boot environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Scott A. Fudally, Wallace Paul Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20140041827
    Abstract: Techniques involving management of a heat transfer device are described. In one or more implementations, a device includes a housing, a heat-generating device disposed within the housing, and a heat transfer device disposed within the housing. The heat transfer device has a powered active cooling device. The device also includes one or more modules that are configured to adjust operation of the powered active cooling device based on a likely orientation of the heat transfer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Edward C. Giaimo, III, Yi He, Robert D. Young, Andrew D. Delano
  • Patent number: 8645579
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for virtually connecting a media device to a computing device are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a method to operate a virtual media device in a computing device, wherein the virtual media device that is controlled by a remote media device. In this manner, a computing device may stream media data to and from the remote media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert D Young, Stephen Cooper, Garret Buban, Brien Roell, David V Skyberg, Dennis Ming-Shu Lee, Doron Holan, Anand Ganesh, David Roberts, Noel Richard Cross
  • Patent number: 8601184
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to a host computing device for rendering and sending image data to a peripheral device for display at the peripheral device. For example, one embodiment comprises a host computing device, the host computing device comprising a data storage subsystem and a logic subsystem. The host computing device further comprises instructions stored in the data storage subsystem and executable by the logic subsystem to output to the peripheral device a frame of image data representing a difference between a currently rendered image and an (N?1)-th previously rendered image, N being an integer and having a value of 3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Fleegal, Chris Whitman, Xianfeng Tian, Amar S. Vattakandy, Jim Belesiu, Robert D. Young
  • Publication number: 20130304944
    Abstract: Device enumeration support techniques are described for busses that do not natively support enumeration. In one or more embodiments, an intermediate controller of a computing device is configured to interconnect and manage various hardware devices associated with the computing device. The intermediate controller may detect connection and disconnection of hardware devices in association with one or more communication busses employed by the computing device. In response to such detection, the intermediate controller may send appropriate notifications to an operating system to alert the operating system when hardware devices come and go. This enables the operating system to enumerate and denumerate hardware devices within a device configuration and power management system implemented by the operating system that facilitates interaction with the hardware devices through corresponding representations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert D. Young, Sharon Drasnin, Scott A. Fudally, Tejas Jitendra Mistry, Vassili I. Nikolaev, Murali Rangayya Ravirala
  • Publication number: 20130232350
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20130232571
    Abstract: Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon successful authentication of the accessory device, the host device may authorize the accessory device for power exchange interactions with the host device. The host device may then draw supplemental power from a power source associated with the authorized accessory device, such as a battery or power adapter. The host device may also enable the accessory device to obtain and use power supplied by the host device in some scenarios. Power exchange between a host device and an authorized accessory may be managed in accordance with capabilities of the accessory device that are identified during authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D. Young, Nathan C. Sherman, Edward C. Giaimo, III, David Neff, Jose R. Sousa
  • Publication number: 20130106884
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to a host computing device for rendering and sending image data to a peripheral device for display at the peripheral device. For example, one embodiment comprises a host computing device, the host computing device comprising a data storage subsystem and a logic subsystem. The host computing device further comprises instructions stored in the data storage subsystem and executable by the logic subsystem to output to the peripheral device a frame of image data representing a difference between a currently rendered image and an (N?1)-th previously rendered image, N being an integer and having a value of 3 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Fleegal, Chris Whitman, Xianfeng Tian, Amar S. Vattakandy, Jim Belesiu, Robert D. Young