Patents by Inventor Steven A. King

Steven A. King 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).

  • Publication number: 20220311273
    Abstract: A modular sensor system comprising a plurality of modules, the plurality of modules comprising one or more sensors, one or more energy harvesters, one or more energy storage devices, one or more wireless radios, and one or more electronics devices, wherein the one or more energy harvesters comprise a photovoltaic cell; and one or more blind-mate connectors contained within each of the plurality of modules, wherein the one or more blind-mate connectors comprise an electrical connector to transmit power and/or data and configured to connect two modules of the plurality of modules together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Richard FIELD, III, Adam BARIOT, Steven WOLGAST, Jeff KING, Norman J. ALLEN
  • Patent number: 11443063
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing a blockchain comprising a plurality of immutable sales records corresponding to sales made by agents of an entity are provided. According to certain aspects, a transaction request indicating a sale made by an agent of the entity may be received at a first node. A block including a sales record indicating the sale made by the agent may be added to a blockchain and transmitted to another node for validation. The first node may add the block to a copy of the blockchain, where the block may be identified by a hash value that references a previous block in the blockchain that includes at least one additional sales record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Vicki King, Burton J. Floyd, David Turrentine, Steven T. Olson, Timothy Caleb Wells, Corin Rebekah Chapman, Edward W. Breitweiser, Robert Gomez, Shelia Cummings Smith
  • Publication number: 20220283079
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a corrosion controller that may monitor a corrosion sensor array, and determine a type of the corrosion based on a location of a corrosion sensor. The corrosion type may include humidity driven corrosion and non-humidity driven corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jon T. Fitch, Steven Embleton, Sandor Farkas, Danny King
  • Publication number: 20220256922
    Abstract: A vaporizer device may include a shell, a cartridge receptacle, and a skeleton. The cartridge receptacle may be formed from a cartridge interface disposed at least partially inside a sheath. The cartridge interface may be configured to provide a plurality of electrical couplings with a vaporizer cartridge when the vaporizer cartridge is disposed inside the cartridge receptacle. The plurality of electrical couplings may include a first electrical coupling with a heating element of the vaporizer cartridge. The plurality of electrical couplings may further include a second electrical coupling with a cartridge identification chip of the vaporizer cartridge. The skeleton may be coupled with the cartridge interface. The skeleton may be configured to secure the cartridge interface inside the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Mackenzie Paige Belt, Christopher L. Belisle, Tsuey Choo Lily Chang, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, Dylan E. Entelis, Nicholas J. Hatton, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric Joseph Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, YongChao Li, Huei-Huei Liang, Kevin Lomeli, Matthew J. Malone, James Monsees, Nathan N. Ng, Claire O'Malley, Matthew Rios, Christopher James Rosser, Zachary T. Scott, Nihir B. Shah, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, Val Valentine, Norbert Wesely, James P. Westley, Hao Yin, XueHai Zhang, XueQing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220241777
    Abstract: Microfluidic features regulate the flow of fluids in a cartridge for a vaporizer device. The microfluidic features prevent leaks of liquid vaporizable material and enhance the functioning of the cartridge when there is a differential pressure between a storage chamber containing the liquid vaporizable material and ambient conditions outside the cartridge. Related systems, apparatuses, and processes, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Christopher L. Belisle, Steven Christensen, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric Joseph Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, Matthew Rios, Christopher James Rosser, Andrew J. Stratton, Alim Thawer, James P. Westley
  • Publication number: 20220219640
    Abstract: An occupant restraint system for a vehicle seat operatively mounted in a motor vehicle may include a restraint web operatively coupled to at least one of the vehicle seat and the motor vehicle, an elongated sleeve received on and at least partially about the restraint web, and a sleeve position adjuster coupled to the sleeve and including an actuator normally engaging a portion of the restraint web to fix a position of the sleeve relative to the restraint web and responsive to actuation thereof to disengage from the restraint web to allow the sleeve to be moved along the restraint web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas W. BITTNER, Jeffrey A. KING, Chris P. JESSUP, Steven GALE
  • Publication number: 20220219641
    Abstract: A motor vehicle, seat and multi-point restraint system combination may include one or a combination of means for selectively preventing forward pivoting of the seat, one or more web attenuators for dampen forces applied thereby by one or more respective shoulder webs of the multi-point restraint system, at least one sleeve received on at least one shoulder web and a corresponding sleeve adjuster for adjusting a position of the sleeve along the respective shoulder web, web retractors operatively coupled to each of a pair of lap webs and to each of a pair of thigh webs of the multi-point restraint system, and at least one web retractor operatively coupled to the shoulder webs of the multi-point restraint system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas W. Bittner, Jeffrey A. King, Steven Gale, Chris P. Jessup
  • Patent number: 11346135
    Abstract: A tamper resistant cover assembly for a lock assembly operably connected to a shipping container is disclosed. The lock assembly has a closed configuration when a door of the shipping container is in a shut configuration. The tamper resistant cover assembly has a cover housing defining an interior chamber and a bottom opening in communication with the interior chamber. A slot is defined in the housing and being in communication with the interior chamber, the slot dimensioned to be configured to receive the lock assembly of the shipping container. A projection arm has a proximal end and distal end. The proximal end is connected to an inner surface of the cover housing wherein the projection arm extends into the interior chamber. The projection arm has an aperture therein. When the lock assembly of the shipping container is in the closed configuration, the cover assembly is positioned on the shipping container wherein the slot is configured to receive the lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Patent number: 11278143
    Abstract: An absorbent pad holder and containment system includes a frame that can be adjustable in length on all sides to accommodate a varying range of absorbent pad dimensions. The frame design allows the absorbent area of the pad to remain flat while the ramped perimeter design of the frame and the corner attachment system holds the outer edge of the absorbent pad into an upward position. This creates a containment barrier for liquid that would normally flow over the edge of the pad and onto the floor surface. The perimeter design of the liner keeps the pad centered and provides flow of all liquid landing on the pad within the absorbent area of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAK GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Publication number: 20220071819
    Abstract: A feminine product carrier is configured to hold tampons and other products within individual recesses. Sensors monitoring occupancy of the recesses cause a graphic interface on a computing device of the user, such as a smartphone, to depict which of the plurality of recesses is occupied and which is empty. A transceiver engaged to the carrier will provide a graphic depiction of a location of the carrier and initiate a warning when the carrier is determined to be not proximate to the location of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Patent number: 11163880
    Abstract: A security agent for a host computing device may be implemented with multiple levels of indirection from an operating system (OS) kernel of the computing device in order to facilitate software upgrades for the security agent. An unserviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent may directly interface with the OS kernel and hook into a function (e.g., a security callback function) of the OS kernel in a first level of indirection, while a serviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent, which is upgradable, may indirectly interface with the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in a second level of indirection. The serviceable kernel-mode component may be configured to process events, and/or data related thereto, received from the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in order to monitor activity on the computing device for malware attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cat S. Zimmermann, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20210317987
    Abstract: Air Assisted Enclosed Combustion Devices (AAECD) and methods are disclosed that provide maximum destruction efficiency of VOC's and methane greenhouse gases produced by oil production, site processing, storage, and transmission operations and produces no visible emission (smoke, soot, particulates) in the process. An exemplary AAECD may include a housing with an outer housing and a burner housing separated by an air gap. The AAECD is provided with a burner assembly, a blower assembly, and a suite of sensors in communication with an electronic control module having logic configured to receive input signals from the sensors, calculate an actual fuel-air ratio using the received input signals, compare the actual fuel-air ratio to a fuel-air ratio setpoint, and adjust a position of a throttle valve to control a rate and volume of air from a blower motor to the burner if the actual fuel-air ratio and the fuel-air ratio setpoint are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Publication number: 20210291065
    Abstract: A ride system includes a base, a ride vehicle, a platform assembly positioned between the base and the ride vehicle, and an extension mechanism coupled to the platform assembly and positioned between the base and the ride vehicle. The platform assembly includes a first platform, a second platform, and six legs extending between the first platform and the second platform, and the platform assembly is configured to actuate each of the six legs so as to move the first platform relative to the second platform in different configurations based on which of the six legs is actuated. The extension mechanism is configured to extend and contract so as to move the ride vehicle away from and toward, respectively, the base of the ride system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Steven C. Blum, Steven King
  • Patent number: 11027210
    Abstract: An inverted Stewart platform assembly includes a first platform having a first surface, a second platform having a second surface facing the first surface of the first platform, and six legs extending between and coupling the first platform and the second platform. The six legs are configured to be actuated between a first arrangement in which adjustable lengths of the six legs, measured from the first platform to the second platform, are substantially equal to one another, and a plurality of second arrangements in which the adjustable lengths of the six legs are not substantially equal to one another, wherein each leg of the six legs forms, in the first arrangement, an angle of less than or equal to 45 degrees with a plane defined by the first platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Blum, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20210155877
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to bleach activator compositions. This disclosure relates more particularly to tetraacetyldiamine and/or triacetyldiamine derivatives and compositions thereof and to their use as bleach activators, and methods for using them as detergents or biocides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Xue CHEN, Steven KING, Ziyuan SONG, Jianjun CHENG
  • Patent number: 11017086
    Abstract: A security agent for a host computing device may be implemented with multiple levels of indirection from an operating system (OS) kernel of the computing device in order to facilitate software upgrades for the security agent. An unserviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent may directly interface with the OS kernel and hook into a function (e.g., a security callback function) of the OS kernel in a first level of indirection, while a serviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent, which is upgradable, may indirectly interface with the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in a second level of indirection. The serviceable kernel-mode component may be configured to process events, and/or data related thereto, received from the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in order to monitor activity on the computing device for malware attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cat S. Zimmermann, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20200293654
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that receive and characterize security event data. Based upon a customized severity characterized security event data, presentation and/or control actions, such as prioritized presentation and alarm generation are performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Luis Alves, Sean Fitzpatrick, Steven King
  • Patent number: 10664262
    Abstract: A remote security system may generate multiple different binary programs for corresponding operating system (OS) kernel versions that are to receive a software upgrade. A suppression process may then compare code in the code sections between pairs of binary programs, and may also compare the data in the data sections between the pairs of binary programs to identify subsets of “identical” binaries. The remote security system may send a representative binary (while suppressing the remaining binaries in a subset of identical binaries) to host computing devices that run different OS kernel versions. On the receiving end, a host computing device that runs a particular OS kernel version may receive a binary program, and prior to loading the binary program, modify the binary program to render the binary loadable by (or compatible with) the particular OS kernel version running on the host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cat S. Zimmermann, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20200113364
    Abstract: An absorbent pad holder and containment system includes a frame that can be adjustable in length on all sides to accommodate a varying range of absorbent pad dimensions. The frame design allows the absorbent area of the pad to remain flat while the ramped perimeter design of the frame and the corner attachment system holds the outer edge of the absorbent pad into an upward position. This creates a containment barrier for liquid that would normally flow over the edge of the pad and onto the floor surface. The perimeter design of the liner keeps the pad centered and provides flow of all liquid landing on the pad within the absorbent area of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: STEVEN KING
  • Patent number: D876640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Steven King