Patents by Inventor Stephen M. Davis

Stephen M. 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: 11455902
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a large number of participants in videoconference are described. The participant's video feeds are presented in a continuous scrolling manner, such that each participant's video feed is visible for a part of the time. The participants may select the number of videos displayed at one time on a grid. The system and method monitor which video feeds are being, or about to be displayed, and streams the feeds accordingly. The system and method also provide for classroom-like settings by allowing students to “raise their hand” and be “called on” by an instructor. By scrolling though all of the videos in a meeting, people that are running a session can monitor the other participants, permitting them to select someone to focus on, and allows the other participants to see each other, producing a “sense of belonging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Foundry College, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Laurence Davis, Scott Lane Williams, Stephen M. Kosslyn
  • Patent number: 11450421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea Jean Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20220287172
    Abstract: A power tool may include a compartment in its housing and a first printed circuit board (PCB) located in the housing and electrically coupled to a first connector. An insertable wireless communication device may include a second electronic processor and an antenna that are each mounted to a second PCB. The insertable wireless communication device may be configured to be received in the compartment and may include a second connector configured to electrically and physically couple to the first connector. The insertable wireless communication device may be configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device. When the insertable wireless communication device is inserted into the compartment, a first conductive layer of the first PCB may be configured to be electrically coupled to the antenna via the first connector and the second connector such that the first conductive layer of the first PCB serves as a ground plane of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: John B. Lienau, Anthony M. Davis, Ian A. Duncan, Benjamin Gordon, Stephen Matson, Steven M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20220273955
    Abstract: Implantable medical leads and/or lead extensions include a band that encapsulates a portion of conductors of the lead and/or lead extension. The band may be reflowed in order to provide the encapsulation of the conductors. The band may further be used to create a seal together with the surrounding lead body and an additional object such as a stiffener rod, stylet tube, and/or molding stylet, to allow a proximal area of a lumen of the lead body to be injection molded while prevent the injection molding material from proceeding past the band. When a stiffener rod is present in a proximal area of the lead and/or lead extension, additional stiffness is provided to the lead body to resist buckling of the lead body during insertion of the proximal end. The band may be bonded to the stiffener rod to fix the position of the stiffener rod relative to the conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Adam J. Rivard, Mary Bengtson, Stephen L. Bolea, Justin M. Claus, Ryan R. Davis, Scott M. Hanson, Sean P. Skubitz
  • Patent number: 11292977
    Abstract: Methods are provided for processing deasphalted gas oils derived from thermally cracked resid fractions to form Group I, Group II, and/or Group III lubricant base oils. The yield of lubricant base oils (optionally also referred to as base stocks) can be increased by thermally cracking a resid fraction at an intermediate level of single pass severity relative to conventional methods. By performing thermal cracking to a partial level of conversion, compounds within a resid fraction that are beneficial for increasing both the viscosity and the viscosity index of a lubricant base oil can be retained, thus allowing for an improved yield of higher viscosity lubricant base oils from a thermally cracked resid fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Brenda A. Raich, Beatrice M. Gooding, Stephen M. Davis, Federico Barrai, Warren B. Ames, Keith K. Aldous
  • Patent number: 11068383
    Abstract: A service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure is provided for business process verification and systems integrated testing. The system includes one or more primary agents each dedicated to detecting a particular business process. The system further includes one or more action agents each configured to provide a verification function for the particular business process. Additionally, the system includes a service manager configured to provide context look-up services for the one or more primary agents to determine which action agent of the one or more action agents is responsible for a particular verification function of the particular business process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen M. Davis, Philip T. Ho, Rakesh K. Parimi
  • Publication number: 20210024846
    Abstract: Methods are provided for processing deasphalted gas oils derived from thermally cracked resid fractions to form Group I, Group II, and/or Group III lubricant base oils. The yield of lubricant base oils (optionally also referred to as base stocks) can be increased by thermally cracking a resid fraction at an intermediate level of single pass severity relative to conventional methods. By performing thermal cracking to a partial level of conversion, compounds within a resid fraction that are beneficial for increasing both the viscosity and the viscosity index of a lubricant base oil can be retained, thus allowing for an improved yield of higher viscosity lubricant base oils from a thermally cracked resid fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Brenda A. Raich, Beatrice M. Gooding, Stephen M. Davis, Federico Barrai, Warren B. Ames, Keith K. Aldous
  • Patent number: 10710945
    Abstract: Aromatic compositions useful in various applications, such as aromatic fluid solvents and high temperature heat transfer fluids, are provided herein. Also provided are advantageous methods for obtaining the aromatic compositions, utilizing hydroalkylation of precursor aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, xylene, and the like. Particularly preferred aromatic compositions include one or more of cycloalkylaromatic, dicycloalkylaromatic, biphenyl, terphenyl, and diphenyl oxide compounds. The aromatic compositions may be blended with an aromatic solvent or other aromatic fluid comprising one or more of alkylnaphthalenes, alkylbenzenes, and naphthalene, e.g., to form a useful aromatic fluid solvent, or the aromatic compositions may be utilized as high temperature heat transfer fluids (with or without additional blend components).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Teng Xu, Stephen M. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200050539
    Abstract: A service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure is provided for business process verification and systems integrated testing. The system includes one or more primary agents each dedicated to detecting a particular business process. The system further includes one or more action agents each configured to provide a verification function for the particular business process. Additionally, the system includes a service manager configured to provide context look-up services for the one or more primary agents to determine which action agent of the one or more action agents is responsible for a particular verification function of the particular business process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen M. DAVIS, Philip T. HO, Rakesh K. PARIMI
  • Patent number: 10528455
    Abstract: A service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure is provided for business process verification and systems integrated testing. The system includes one or more primary agents each dedicated to detecting a particular business process. The system further includes one or more action agents each configured to provide a verification function for the particular business process. Additionally, the system includes a service manager configured to provide context look-up services for the one or more primary agents to determine which action agent of the one or more action agents is responsible for a particular verification function of the particular business process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Davis, Philip T. Ho, Rakesh K. Parimi
  • Patent number: 10474194
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device comprises a housing, a pushbutton, a sensor, and a processing element. The housing includes a sealed internal cavity formed in part by a bottom wall and a side wall. The pushbutton is coupled to an outer surface of the side wall and includes a plunger configured to move in relation to the side wall when the pushbutton is pushed. The sensor is positioned in the internal cavity adjacent to an inner surface of the side wall and includes a conductive element through which an electronic signal is operable to flow. The sensor is configured to modify an electrical characteristic of the electronic signal according to a distance between the plunger and the conductive element. The processing element is configured to receive the electronic signal from the sensor and to process the electronic signal to determine when the pushbutton is pushed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Ell, Aaron J. Lindh, Stephen M. Davis, Emily N. McKahan
  • Publication number: 20180237361
    Abstract: Aromatic compositions useful in various applications, such as aromatic fluid solvents and high temperature heat transfer fluids, are provided herein. Also provided are advantageous methods for obtaining the aromatic compositions, utilizing hydroalkylation of precursor aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, xylene, and the like. Particularly preferred aromatic compositions include one or more of cycloalkylaromatic, dicycloalkylaromatic, biphenyl, terphenyl, and diphenyl oxide compounds. The aromatic compositions may be blended with an aromatic solvent or other aromatic fluid comprising one or more of alkylnaphthalenes, alkylbenzenes, and naphthalene, e.g., to form a useful aromatic fluid solvent, or the aromatic compositions may be utilized as high temperature heat transfer fluids (with or without additional blend components).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Teng Xu, Stephen M. Davis
  • Publication number: 20160298048
    Abstract: Methods are provided for processing deasphalted gas oils derived from thermally cracked resid fractions to form Group I, Group II, and/or Group III lubricant base oils. The yield of lubricant base oils (optionally also referred to as base stocks) can be increased by thermally cracking a resid fraction at an intermediate level of single pass severity relative to conventional methods. By performing thermal cracking to a partial level of conversion, compounds within a resid fraction that are beneficial for increasing both the viscosity and the viscosity index of a lubricant base oil can be retained, thus allowing for an improved yield of higher viscosity lubricant base oils from a thermally cracked resid fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Brenda A. Raich, Beatrice M. Gooding, Stephen M. Davis, Federico Barrai, Warren B. Ames, Keith K. Aldous
  • Patent number: 9181146
    Abstract: In a hydrocarbon upgrading process, a hydrocarbon feed is treated in at least one of a steam cracker, catalytic cracker, coker, hydrocracker, and reformer under suitable conditions to produce a first stream comprising olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons. A second stream composed mainly of C4 to C12 olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons is recovered from the first stream and at least part of the second stream is contacted with a catalyst in the absence of added hydrogen under reaction conditions including a temperature of about 450° C. to about 70° C. effective to dealkylate, transalkylate, crack and aromatize components of the second stream to produce a third stream having an increased benzene and/or toluene content compared with the second stream and a C3? olefin by-product. The C3? olefin by-product and a fourth stream comprising toluene are then recovered from the third stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, James R. Lattner, Glenn C. Wood, Surbhi Jain, Stephen M. Davis
  • Patent number: 8921633
    Abstract: In a hydrocarbon upgrading process, a hydrocarbon feed is treated in at least one of a steam cracker, catalytic cracker, coker, hydrocracker, and reformer under suitable conditions to produce a first stream comprising olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons. A second stream composed mainly of C4 to C12+ olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons is recovered from the first stream and blended said second stream with a residual fraction from a steam cracker or an atmospheric or vacuum distillation unit to produce a third stream. The third stream is then catalytically pyrolyzed in a reactor under conditions effective to produce a fourth stream having an increased benzene and/or toluene content compared with said second stream and a C3-olefin by-product. The C3-olefin by-product is recovered and benzene and/or toluene are recovered from the fourth stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Stephen M. Davis, Steven E. Silverberg
  • Publication number: 20130296623
    Abstract: In a hydrocarbon upgrading process, a hydrocarbon feed is treated in at least one of a steam cracker, catalytic cracker, coker, hydrocracker, and reformer under suitable conditions to produce a first stream comprising olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons. A second stream composed mainly of C4 to C12+ olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons is recovered from the first stream and blended said second stream with a residual fraction from a steam cracker or an atmospheric or vacuum distillation unit to produce a third stream. The third stream is then catalytically pyrolyzed in a reactor under conditions effective to produce a fourth stream having an increased benzene and/or toluene content compared with said second stream and a C3-olefin by-product. The C3-olefin by-product is recovered and benzene and/or toluene are recovered from the fourth stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Larry L. Iaccino, Stephen M. Davis, Steven E. Silverberg
  • Publication number: 20130296621
    Abstract: In a hydrocarbon upgrading process, a hydrocarbon feed is treated in at least one of a steam cracker, catalytic cracker, coker, hydrocracker, and reformer under suitable conditions to produce a first stream comprising olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons. A second stream composed mainly of C4 to C12 olefinic and aromatic hydrocarbons is recovered from the first stream and at least part of the second stream is contacted with a catalyst in the absence of added hydrogen under reaction conditions including a temperature of about 450° C. to about 70° C. effective to dealkylate, transalkylate, crack and aromatize components of the second stream to produce a third stream having an increased benzene and/or toluene content compared with the second stream and a C3? olefin by-product. The C3? olefin by-product and a fourth stream comprising toluene are then recovered from the third stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: LARRY L. IACCINO, JAMES R. LATTNER, GLENN C. WOOD, SURBHI JAIN, STEPHEN M. DAVIS
  • Publication number: 20120266185
    Abstract: A service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure is provided for business process verification and systems integrated testing. The system includes one or more primary agents each dedicated to detecting a particular business process. The system further includes one or more action agents each configured to provide a verification function for the particular business process. Additionally, the system includes a service manager configured to provide context look-up services for the one or more primary agents to determine which action agent of the one or more action agents is responsible for a particular verification function of the particular business process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen M. DAVIS, Philip T. HO, Rakesh K. PARIMI
  • Publication number: 20090313639
    Abstract: A service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure is provided for business process verification and systems integrated testing. The system includes one or more primary agents each dedicated to detecting a particular business process. The system further includes one or more action agents each configured to provide a verification function for the particular business process. Additionally, the system includes a service manager configured to provide context look-up services for the one or more primary agents to determine which action agent of the one or more action agents is responsible for a particular verification function of the particular business process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Davis, Philip T. Ho, Rakesh K. Parimi
  • Patent number: 7538723
    Abstract: A personal navigation device includes a GPS receiver for receiving GPS signals from a plurality of GPS satellites; a processing system coupled with the GPS receiver for determining a location of the personal navigation device as a function of the GPS signals; a display coupled with the processing system for displaying information related to the location of the personal navigation device; a housing on which the display is mounted and in which the GPS receiver and processing system are housed; and an antenna coupled with the GPS receiver for assisting in reception of the GPS signals. The antenna is fixedly positioned along a plane that is generally parallel with a plane passing through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Garmin Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Davis, Joshua C. Reeson, Joe R. Dejmal, Michael R. Wiegers