Patents by Inventor Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence 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: 10793399
    Abstract: An installation jib for a girder beam installation and removal system includes a main body having a first end and a second, opposite end, the main body extending along a longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end. The installation jib further includes a first sub-frame element coupled to the main body, a first roller coupled to the first sub-frame element, a second sub-frame element coupled to the main body, and a second roller coupled to the second sub-frame element. The first sub-frame element and the second sub-frame element are spaced longitudinally apart from one another, and the first roller and the second roller each are configured to rotate about an axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KONECRANES GLOBAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steve Lawrence, Cory Wotachek
  • Publication number: 20200299076
    Abstract: A vehicle restraining mechanism for a loading dock system includes a restraint assembly having a barricade member that is rotationally operable between a stored position, a blocking position and a verification position. The barricade member in the blocking position selectively secures a vehicle relative to a wall of a loading dock. A linear actuator laterally operates the barricade member along a linear path of travel that is generally perpendicular to a rotational axis of the barricade member. A sensor is in communication with at least one of the linear actuator and the barricade member. The sensor and the linear actuator cooperate to position the barricade member relative to a rear impact guard of a vehicle that is parked at the loading dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: ROBERT CAMPBELL YULE, GERARD BIASUTTO, RICHARD LAWRENCE RYMAR, STEVE GRECO, MICHAEL JAMES SMALDINO, RICHARD MAX HARWART
  • Patent number: 10732111
    Abstract: A quantitative method for performing an automated diagnostic assay, comprising: incubating a capture reagent with a streptavidin-coated medium to form a solid phase complex; washing the solid phase complex to remove excess capture reagent; incubating the solid phase complex with a serum sample to form an immune complex; washing the immune complex to remove any unbound sample; incubating the immune complex with a conjugate to create an immune-conjugate complex; washing the immune-conjugate complex to remove any unbound conjugate; introducing a substrate capable of generating a quantifiable response; and calibrating the response generated from introducing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HYCOR Biomedical, LLC
    Inventors: Mark David Van Cleve, Taylor Addison Reid, Linda Marie Trondle, Victoria Hung, Yi Luo, Dennis Edwin Rieger, Evan Phillip McMenamy, Nanditha Raghavan, Morkoah Blay Reliford, Douglas John Canfield, Elaine Grace Taine, Edsel Lawrence Noche Sinson, Scott William Vande Wetering, Teri Taylor, Travis Knox, Fran Zylo Cuaresma Jacalne, James Weston, Jennifer Bao-Guey Chan, Stephanie TuVi Ortega, Rachel Sarah Schell, Ronald Norman Diamond, Steve Michael Gann, Eric Darnell Hall, Tae Ho Hwang, John Lewis Morton, Anatoly Moskalev, Marinela Gombosev Stack, Bruce Alan Sargeant, Michelle Fredrika Forshager, Vanessa Camille Chua, Kylie Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200082650
    Abstract: A computing system can receive local device data transmitted from a computing device associated with a first vehicle while the first vehicle is providing transport for a rider. Based on the local device data, the computing system can detect that a vehicle collision event has occurred. Based on detecting the vehicle collision event, the computing system can obtain trip information identifying a destination location for the rider, and transmit a transport invitation to a computing device of a driver of a second vehicle to provide transport for the rider from a location of the vehicle collision event to the destination location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Karim Wahba, Dhruv Tyagi, Andrew Beinstein, Amritha Prasad, Audrey Lawrence, Jose Alvarez, Steve Pennington, Corin Trachtman
  • Publication number: 20200057995
    Abstract: A method for codeless development of an application includes registering one or more actions in a registry. Each action is coded in a reusable block of code, each action having an action definition including an action type name, an input parameters map, and an output parameters map. The method further includes performing an action type name look up in the registry for an invoked action with an action service ensuring that a number of arguments included in the action definition matches a number of arguments specified by the action type, passing an input to and receiving a return value from the invoked action, updating the output parameters map included in the definition of the invoked action, and returning the updated output parameters map to an application in development for updating processing variables in the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Abhijit Anirrudha Rajwade, Steve Wong, David Lawrence Shapiro, Jiayi Gu, Girish Kumar Gupta, David T. Sulcer
  • Patent number: 10540832
    Abstract: A network computing system receives local device data from a mobile computing device of a person within a vehicle. The local device data may include sensor data from one or more sensors of the mobile computing device, and location data determined from a position-determination resource of the mobile computing device. The network computing system may detect a vehicle collision event based on the local device data. Additionally, the network computing system may determine a classification of the vehicle collision event based on the local device data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karim Wahba, Dhruv Tyagi, Andrew Beinstein, Amritha Prasad, Audrey Lawrence, Jose Alvarez, Steve Pennington, Corin Trachtman
  • Patent number: 10504064
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a method can include creating an action, the creating including annotating a block of code with metadata, and encapsulating the annotated block of code into a reusable building block of code. The method can further include publishing the action, the publishing including registering the action in a service registry. The method can further include dynamically discovering the action in the service registry by an application during runtime, invoking the action by the application, and executing the action by the application, the executing performing a method specified by the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Anirrudha Rajwade, Steve Wong, David Lawrence Shapiro, Jiayi Gu, Girish Kumar Gupta, David T. Sulcer
  • Publication number: 20190263637
    Abstract: An installation jib for a girder beam installation and removal system includes a main body having a first end and a second, opposite end, the main body extending along a longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end. The installation jib further includes a first sub-frame element coupled to the main body, a first roller coupled to the first sub-frame element, a second sub-frame element coupled to the main body, and a second roller coupled to the second sub-frame element. The first sub-frame element and the second sub-frame element are spaced longitudinally apart from one another, and the first roller and the second roller each are configured to rotate about an axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Steve Lawrence, Cory Wotachek
  • Patent number: 10322981
    Abstract: A substantially zero carbon emission process for making amorphous poly alpha olefins including, converting alkanes to olefin monomers ethylene, propylene, and 1-butene or combinations thereof using renewable electric power in an oxidative-coupling of methane plant including the steps of passing alkanes through an ethylene plant while adding oxygen, passing the first polymerization grade ethylene through a 2-butene plant, passing a first of the two 2-butene streams and one of the polymerization grade ethylene through a propylene plant, and passing a second of the two 2-butene streams through a 1-butene plant. The next step in the process for making amorphous poly alpha olefins includes polymerizing at least one of the polymerization grade alkenes which includes applying a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit to 175 degrees Fahrenheit to at least one of the polymerization grade alkenes and scrubbing at least one boiler stack gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Nick Fowler, Deborah Lawrence, Steve McHaney
  • Patent number: 10174520
    Abstract: A hand tool for use by a user to lock and unlock a locking mechanism to secure a pallet to an aircraft is provided. The locking mechanism is coupled to a floor of the aircraft and includes a release trigger operably connected to a clamp that is designed to engage with a flange of the pallet. The hand tool includes an elongated rod having a top portion, an intermediate portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion having a hook member with a curved hook portion continuously connected to an end hook portion, the end hook portion having a top slanted surface oriented approximately 5 degrees relative to a first horizontal plane. The elongated rod is designed to maneuver to permit the hook member to communicate with the release trigger of the locking mechanism, thereby unlocking or locking the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Steve Lawrence Benson
  • Patent number: 9890088
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of fabricating a preceramic polymer for making a ceramic material including a metal boride. The method includes providing a starting preceramic polymer that includes a silicon-containing backbone chain and first and second reactive side groups extending off of the silicon-containing backbone chain, reacting a boron-containing material with the first reactive side group to bond a boron moiety to the silicon-containing backbone chain, and reacting a metal-containing material with the second reactive side group to bond a metal moiety to the silicon-containing backbone chain such that the preceramic polymer includes the boron moiety and the metal moiety extending as side groups off of the silicon-containing backbone chain. Also disclosed is a preceramic polymer composition and a metal-boride-containing ceramic article fabricated from the preceramic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas M. Berczik, Michael A. Kmetz, Steve Lawrence Suib, Justin Reutenauer, Timothy Coons
  • Patent number: 9767478
    Abstract: A system determines an extent to which advertisements are presented or updated within a document, a quality of an advertiser associated with an advertisement provided within the document, whether an advertisement in the document relates to an advertising document that has more than a threshold amount of traffic, and/or an extent to which an advertisement provided within the document generates user traffic to an advertising document related to the advertisement. The system generates a score for the document based, at least in part, on the extent to which advertisements are presented or updated, the quality of the advertiser associated with the advertisement, whether the advertisement relates to an advertising document that has more than the threshold amount of traffic, and/or the extent to which the advertisement generates user traffic to the advertising document. The system ranks the document with regard to at least one other document based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9749097
    Abstract: A method for wireless communications testing using downlink (DL) signal transmissions from an access point to a mobile terminal and uplink (UL) signal transmissions from said mobile terminal to said access point. Accurate block error rate (BLER) testing of LTE mobile devices in a wireless signal environment is enabled by preventing repeated transmissions of the same downlink (DL) data block that would normally follow reception of uplink (UL) transmissions of negative UL acknowledgments (NACKs) caused by failures to decode prior DL data transmissions, thereby producing cumulative NACK counts accurately reflecting data reception errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LitePoint Corporation
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Yellapantula, Soumyadeep Banerjee, Steve Lawrence Sheya
  • Patent number: 9608894
    Abstract: Method for testing one or more of a group of radio frequency (RF) data packet signal transceiver devices under test (DUTs) with reduced signal interference from the remaining DUTs. A tester broadcasts a signal containing power control instructions about uplink signal power characteristics for communication with the tester. For example, for the LTE 3GPP standards, such characteristics could include power ramping step size, preamble initial received target power or maximum number of preamble transmissions for uplink signals transmitted from the DUTs. Following initiation of communication between the tester and one or more DUTs, the tester broadcasts a signal containing power control instructions to instruct the remaining DUTs to transmit any future signals with different uplink signal power characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: LitePoint Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Lawrence Sheya, Soumyadeep Banerjee, Ramakrishna Yellapantula
  • Patent number: 9569556
    Abstract: A user interface application, such as a sidebar application or web page, receives content from a set of plug-in modules. The user interface handles the display of the content and manages any user interaction with the content, thus abstracting these features from the plug-in modules. The plug-in modules may thus be device-independent and possibly used to display the same or corresponding content in other interfaces and/or other devices. One or more of the plug-in modules may also be designed to obtain and populate their content automatically based on user activity, including web browsing or interactions with documents on the local system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Satish Sampath, Steve Lawrence, Nikhil Bhatla, Tomas Gunnarsson
  • Publication number: 20160359717
    Abstract: Method for testing one or more of a group of radio frequency (RF) data packet signal transceiver devices under test (DUTs) with reduced signal interference from the remaining DUTs. A tester broadcasts a signal containing power control instructions about uplink signal power characteristics for communication with the tester. For example, for the LTE 3GPP standards, such characteristics could include power ramping step size, preamble initial received target power or maximum number of preamble transmissions for uplink signals transmitted from the DUTs. Following initiation of communication between the tester and one or more DUTs, the tester broadcasts a signal containing power control instructions to instruct the remaining DUTs to transmit any future signals with different uplink signal power characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Lawrence SHEYA, Soumyadeep BANERJEE, Ramakrishna YELLAPANTULA
  • Publication number: 20160359718
    Abstract: Method for calibrating an over-the air (OTA) test system for testing multiple radio frequency (RF) data packet signal transceiver devices under test (DUTs), as well as using such a calibrated OTA test system for performing such tests. Calibration is achieved by placing a known good device (KGD) in multiple defined locations within the OTA test system, radiating the KGD with RF test signals at each location, and collecting from the KGD at each location channel quality information identifying optimal RF test signal sub-band channels for ensuring reliable communications within the test system. Use of such system includes placing multiple DUTs at the defined locations within the OTA test system and communicating with them wirelessly via the identified optimal RF test signal sub-band channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Soumyadeep BANERJEE, Steve Lawrence Sheya, Ramakrishna Yellapantula
  • Publication number: 20160359591
    Abstract: A method for wireless communications testing using downlink (DL) signal transmissions from an access point to a mobile terminal and uplink (UL) signal transmissions from said mobile terminal to said access point. Accurate block error rate (BLER) testing of LTE mobile devices in a wireless signal environment is enabled by preventing repeated transmissions of the same downlink (DL) data block that would normally follow reception of uplink (UL) transmissions of negative UL acknowledgments (NACKs) caused by failures to decode prior DL data transmissions, thereby producing cumulative NACK counts accurately reflecting data reception errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Ramakrishna YELLAPANTULA, Soumyadeep Banerjee, Steve Lawrence Sheya
  • Patent number: 9438677
    Abstract: Multiple packets are received that were transmitted by multiple mobile electronic device sensors located in a predefined area. The packets each include data detected by the sensors of multiple mobile electronic devices. At least a portion of the collected data is stored including multiple unique device identifiers that belong to multiple mobile electronic devices. Responsive to determining that at least two of the unique device identifiers are sequential, a set of values based on the at least two unique devices identifiers are associated as belonging to a same one of the mobile electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Euclid Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Man-Kin Leung, William Tolbert Smith, Steve Lawrence Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20160236987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of fabricating a preceramic polymer for making a ceramic material including a metal boride. The method includes providing a starting preceramic polymer that includes a silicon-containing backbone chain and first and second reactive side groups extending off of the silicon-containing backbone chain, reacting a boron-containing material with the first reactive side group to bond a boron moiety to the silicon-containing backbone chain, and reacting a metal-containing material with the second reactive side group to bond a metal moiety to the silicon-containing backbone chain such that the preceramic polymer includes the boron moiety and the metal moiety extending as side groups off of the silicon-containing backbone chain. Also disclosed is a preceramic polymer composition and a metal-boride-containing ceramic article fabricated from the preceramic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas M. Berczik, Michael A. Kmetz, Steve Lawrence Suib, Justin Reutenauer, Timothy Coons