Patents by Inventor Ryan Carlson

Ryan Carlson 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: 10733623
    Abstract: To automate the redemption of offer benefits, data associating offers and payment accounts is stored in the data warehouse of a first transaction handler. If a payment account to which an offer is associated is in the payment processing network of a second transaction handler separate from the first transaction handler, the system uses a payment processor that is in both the payment processing network of the first transaction handler and the payment processing network of the second transaction handler to communicate with the first transaction handler to detect the authorization request in the payment account that satisfies the benefit redemption requirements of the respective offer and apply the offer benefit to the transaction when the authorization request is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Joseph Bjorn Ovick, Mark Carlson, Ryan Hagey, Margaret Reid, Patrick Stan, Patrick Wright, Krishna Prasad Koganti, Glenn Powell, Phillip Lyle Kumnick
  • Publication number: 20200223811
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an efficient process for the production of a furan derivative from C5 and/or C6 sugars. The process utilizes a water immiscible organic solvent system comprising at least one alkyl phenol and at least one alkylated naphthalene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Keith W. Hutchenson, Torren Ryan Carlson, Jacob G. Dickinson, David William Drew, Paul Joseph Fagan, Francis G. Gallagher, Isabel Liberis, Kenneth Mersman, Gregg Sunshine
  • Patent number: 10677232
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a housing defining a housing interior, an air pump positioned in the housing interior, and a plurality of resilient connectors connecting the air pump to the housing with the resilient connectors in tension so as to reduce transmission of vibration from the air pump to the housing during operation of the air pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony John Shakal, Casey Carlson, Ryan Douglas
  • Patent number: 10619755
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a solenoid assisted valve including a split collar and a precision sealing valve seat surface with tight dimensional tolerances and substantial performance repeatability. In an illustrative example, the split collar may concentrically mate around a cylindrical bobbin. In some examples, the split collar may include ferromagnetic material alone or in combination with various thermoplastic materials. The placement of the split collar may be adjusted by manufacturing to fine tune placement of a magnetic pole and to customize valve performance, for example. The valve seat may include, for example, an orifice sealed with an elastic stopper. The valve seat may be configured, for example, with specific ratiometric dimensional relationships and flatness specifications. Various solenoid valves may allow manufacturers to tune the location of a solenoid generated magnetic pole, for example, to tailor the valve plunger performance for a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nextern, Inc.
    Inventors: Casey Carlson, Ryan Douglas, Dennis Berke, Courtland Farrell
  • Patent number: 10616376
    Abstract: The disclosure may relate to a communications protocol between a mobile device and a control panel, or a mobile device and a server associated with the automation system. The communication protocol may reduce a size of data transferred between the mobile device and control panel ensuring the user does not experience latency on their mobile device, a large bill from their wireless broadband provider, and also does not miss important update or the like from the automation system. In some embodiments, a method for a security and/or automation is described. The method may comprise generating a communication to a user, coding the communication using a pre-established user-specific code index, and transmitting the coded communication to a device associated with the user. Coding the communication may further comprise reducing a size of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Stricker, Ryan Carlson
  • Patent number: 10591879
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to implement at least one automation rule is described. The at least one automation rule may be generated, wherein the at least one automation rule may control at least one aspect of an automation system. The execution origination point may be selected for the at least one automation rule based at least in part on the one or more implementation parameters. The one or more implementation parameters may comprise at least one of the speed of the automation rule execution, the scalability of the automation rule, the flexibility of the automation rule conditions, or the ease of automation rule modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Brown, Jason Carter, Ryan Carlson
  • Publication number: 20200060926
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a wearable compression therapy system for ambulatory therapy, the system including a wearable garment having one or more inflatable chambers, and a pneumatic engine locally coupled to the garment to provide control and inflation of the one or more inflatable chambers. In an illustrative embodiment, the pneumatic engine may control a pump and one or more valves to inflate the inflatable chambers. The valves and pump may be coordinated according to a pre-programmed profile. In some embodiments, the pneumatic engine may have a wireless interface configured to receive control signals from a remote mobile device untethered from the garment. The pneumatic engine may send to the remote mobile device signals indicative of sensed conditions of the compression therapy system. In some embodiments, the pneumatic engine may include a power source that advantageously permits the user to be untethered from a source of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Douglas, Casey Carlson
  • Patent number: 10557446
    Abstract: A liquid pump applicable in a fuel system such as a common rail fuel system includes a valve assembly having a valve stack with axially aligned components, dead volume, and vapor-distributing flow channels, for cavitation mitigation. An inlet valve meters a flow of liquid into the pump for pressurization by a plurality of reciprocating plungers operated by way of a rotating camshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Stecklein, Joshua Carlson, Derik Warne, Rajesh Paranjape, Daniel Ibrahim, Glenn Cox, Zhenyu Li, Ryan Hinrichsen
  • Patent number: 10528720
    Abstract: A device may require one or more updates to its software. However, the device may be inaccessible due to a variety of circumstances. Troubleshooting the device may be difficult. Therefore, the device may be configured to automatically run a script after it has been validated to perform one or more functions on the control panel. In one embodiment, a method to automate a script on a device is described. The method may include searching an attached external storage device for a script, identifying a script based at least in part on the searching, validating the authenticity of the identified script, and executing, automatically, the validated script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Patent number: 10504118
    Abstract: A system includes a digital camera coupled with or integrated within a transaction terminal to capture an image during authorization of a transaction initiated at the transaction terminal. The system further includes a portal configured to receive the image and transmit the image to a communication reference associated with the account information of an account in which the transaction is made, based on a security preference associated with the account information. The image may be optionally analyzed to detect fraudulent use of the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Joseph Bjorn Ovick, Mark Carlson, Ryan Hagey, Margaret Reid, Patrick Stan, Patrick Wright, Krishna Prasad Koganti, Glenn Powell
  • Patent number: 10492978
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a wearable compression therapy system for ambulatory therapy, the system including a wearable garment having one or more inflatable chambers, and a pneumatic engine locally coupled to the garment to provide control and inflation of the one or more inflatable chambers. In an illustrative embodiment, the pneumatic engine may control a pump and one or more valves to inflate the inflatable chambers. The valves and pump may be coordinated according to a pre-programmed profile. In some embodiments, the pneumatic engine may have a wireless interface configured to receive control signals from a remote mobile device untethered from the garment. The pneumatic engine may send to the remote mobile device signals indicative of sensed conditions of the compression therapy system. In some embodiments, the pneumatic engine may include a power source that advantageously permits the user to be untethered from a source of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nextern Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Douglas, Casey Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190282436
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relate to a pneumatic compression therapy device configured to suggest content to the patient based on a determined disease state, the content pertaining to suggested changes in lifestyle based on a standard of care. In an illustrative embodiment, the suggested changes may include modifications to treatment location, treatment time, diet, eating habits, or sleeping schedule. Various examples may further sample the patient's health and automatically adjust a treatment parameter within a predetermined parameter range based on a history of measured parameters, such as limb volume, for example. In coordination with the therapeutic treatment, the therapy device may deliver suggested content to guide the patient to make more healthful lifestyle choices to reduce recovery time and improve patient health outcomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Douglas, Casey Carlson
  • Publication number: 20190284151
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an efficient process for the production of a furan derivative from C5 and/or C6 sugars. The process utilizes a water immiscible organic solvent system comprising at least one alkyl phenol and at least one alkylated naphthalene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Torren Ryan Carlson, Jacob G. Dickinson, David William Drew, Paul Joseph Fagan, Francis G. Gallagher, Keith M. Hutchenson, Israbel Liberis, Kenneth Mersman, Gregg Sunshine
  • Patent number: 10387636
    Abstract: A control panel may prevent access to one or more aspects of the control panel based at least in part on one or more security parameters. The security parameters may include a default locked status and a takeover locked status. The default locked status may prevent a user or other personnel from accessing the software, code, or other intellectual property on the control panel while still allowing the user to interface with the security and/or automation system. The takeover locked status may prevent any access or use of the control panel. To protect the automation system and the automation system provider, it may be desired to use a unique identifier to unlock at least one or more aspects of the control panel. The unique identifier may be loaded onto an external storage device which the control panel may automatically recognize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon
  • Publication number: 20190217942
    Abstract: A torque box rib includes an upper rib cap configured to be coupled to an upper skin of a wing, a lower rib cap configured to be coupled to a lower skin of the wing, a forward post configured to be coupled to a forward spar of the wing, an aft post configured to be coupled to an aft spar of the wing, and a rib web configured to be coupled to the upper rib cap, the lower rib cap, the forward post, and the aft post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: James Everett Kooiman, David M. Carlson, George Ryan Decker, Jeffrey Matthew Williams, Douglas K. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20190219188
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a solenoid assisted valve including a split collar and a precision sealing valve seat surface with tight dimensional tolerances and substantial performance repeatability. In an illustrative example, the split collar may concentrically mate around a cylindrical bobbin. In some examples, the split collar may include ferromagnetic material alone or in combination with various thermoplastic materials. The placement of the split collar may be adjusted by manufacturing to fine tune placement of a magnetic pole and to customize valve performance, for example. The valve seat may include, for example, an orifice sealed with an elastic stopper. The valve seat may be configured, for example, with specific ratiometric dimensional relationships and flatness specifications. Various solenoid valves may allow manufacturers to tune the location of a solenoid generated magnetic pole, for example, to tailor the valve plunger performance for a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Casey Carlson, Ryan Douglas, Dennis Berke, Courtland Farrell
  • Patent number: 10346839
    Abstract: A system, configured to integrate the processing of transactions and offers applicable to the transactions, includes: a data warehouse storing an offer in association with a financial payment account; a gateway configured to receive an authorization request that is transmitted from a transaction terminal without going through an acquirer processor, the gateway coupled with the data warehouse to determine whether the offer is applicable to the authorization request and if so, apply a benefit of the offer to the authorization request; and a transaction handler coupled with the gateway to process the authorization request submitted from the gateway, provide an authorization response corresponding to the authorization request, and communicate with the acquirer processor to credit funds according to the authorization request to a merchant account associated with the transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Joseph Bjorn Ovick, Mark Carlson, Ryan Hagey, Margaret Reid, Patrick Stan, Patrick Wright, Krishna Prasad Koganti, Glenn Powell, Phillip Lyle Kumnick
  • Patent number: 10339553
    Abstract: A system includes a transaction handler configured to split a transaction, initiated between an acquirer processor representing a merchant and an issuer processor representing an account holder, into separate transactions with the issuer processor and at least one sponsor processor that is configured to provide the benefit of offers to applicable transactions. A portal is configured to notify the account holder of the award/redemption of the benefit of an offer using a communication channel separate from the transaction terminal that initiates and approves the transaction between the account holder and the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Joseph Bjorn Ovick, Mark Carlson, Ryan Hagey, Margaret Reid, Patrick Stan, Patrick Wright, Krishna Prasad Koganti, Glenn Powell, Phillip Lyle Kumnick
  • Patent number: 10285898
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relate to a pneumatic compression therapy device configured to suggest content to the patient based on a determined disease state, the content pertaining to suggested changes in lifestyle based on a standard of care. In an illustrative embodiment, the suggested changes may include modifications to treatment location, treatment time, diet, eating habits, or sleeping schedule. Various examples may further sample the patient's health and automatically adjust a treatment parameter within a predetermined parameter range based on a history of measured parameters, such as limb volume, for example. In coordination with the therapeutic treatment, the therapy device may deliver suggested content to guide the patient to make more healthful lifestyle choices to reduce recovery time and improve patient health outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Nextern Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Douglas, Casey Carlson
  • Patent number: 10268818
    Abstract: A device may require one or more updates to its software. However, the device may be inaccessible due to a variety of circumstances. Troubleshooting the device may be difficult. Therefore, the device may be configured to automatically run a script after it has been validated to perform one or more functions on the control panel. In one embodiment, a method to automate a script on a device is described. The method may include searching an attached external storage device for a script, identifying a script based at least in part on the searching, validating the authenticity of the identified script, and executing, automatically, the validated script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Matsuura, Ryan Carlson, Johny Bui, John Rigby, Bruce Vernon