Patents by Inventor Steven Ellis

Steven Ellis 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: 20210083111
    Abstract: One illustrative transistor device disclosed herein includes a gate structure positioned above a semiconductor substrate and a source region and a drain region, each of which comprise an epi cavity with a bottom surface and a side surface. The transistor further includes an interface layer positioned on at least one of the side surface and the bottom surface of the epi cavity in each of the source/drain regions, wherein the interface layer comprises a non-semiconductor material and an epi semiconductor material positioned on at least an upper surface of the interface layer in the epi cavity in each of the source region and the drain region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: John J. Pekarik, Steven M. Shank, Anthony K. Stamper, Vibhor Jain, John Ellis-Monaghan
  • Publication number: 20210046997
    Abstract: The disclosed method may include configuring one or more brakes based on a braking-related attribute expected at a geographic location being traversed by a personal mobility vehicle. By configuring the application of brakes of a personal mobility vehicle based on terrain, environmental conditions, and other geographic features, the system may reduce the risk of the vehicle skidding or tipping due to over-braking. In some embodiments, a rider may use a single brake lever to indicate a desire to brake and the system may make determinations about how to apply a combination of mechanical and electrical brakes to front and back wheels based at least in part on the location of the personal mobility vehicle. By configuring brake engagement based on a combination of controls and map data, the system may improve user experience and user safety, especially for inexperienced riders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dor Levi, Carlos Ellis Whitt, John Peter Walpole, Nicholaus Ian Lubinski, Steven James Martisauskas, Lucas Jon Van Houten, Gregoire Ludovic Vincent Vandenbussche
  • Publication number: 20210046911
    Abstract: A system for multiple brakes intelligently controlled by a single brake input on a personal mobility vehicle. By determining a front and rear brake differential based on the position and weight of the rider as well as the environmental and vehicle conditions, the system may reduce the risk of the vehicle skidding or tipping due to over-braking. In some embodiments, a rider may use a single brake lever to indicate a desire to brake and the system may make determinations about how to apply a combination of mechanical and electrical brakes to front and back wheels. By applying different braking systems based on a combination of controls and sensors, the system may improve user experience and user safety, especially for inexperienced riders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dor Levi, Carlos Ellis Whitt, John Peter Walpole, Nicholaus Ian Lubinski, Steven James Martisauskas, Lucas Jon Van Houten, Gregoire Ludovic Vincent Vandenbussche
  • Publication number: 20210045535
    Abstract: Portable chairs including a detachable container. The container can be insulated for keeping beverages and food cold for an extended period. The folding chair preferably is designed and constructed for the demands of the outdoors. Various detachable, reconfigurable, and/or interchangeable features including the container, carrying straps, and cup holder. The container can be easily and conveniently attached and detached from the folding chair. The container can have exterior pockets which are welded and sealed to protect items contained within. The straps can have multiple different attachment points which allow multiple different carrying styles and reconfigurations including a backpack type carrying configuration, over-the-shoulder briefcase type carrying configuration, and across the body satchel type configuration, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: PARKIT CO.
    Inventor: Steven Ellis Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10915277
    Abstract: A printing machine comprising a processor and a memory storing computer readable instructions. The computer readable instructions are arranged to cause the processor to generate access request data for processing by an access control server, receive access response data responsive to the access request data, process the access response data to determine a first print limit indicated by the access response data, and update, responsive to processing the access response data, an access status in the memory to indicate a second print limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Steven John Buckby, Gary Pfeffer, Jeremy Ellis, Philip Hart
  • Patent number: 10878294
    Abstract: A mobile cleaning robot includes a cleaning head configured to clean a floor surface in an environment, and at least one camera having a field of view that extends above the floor surface. The at least one camera is configured to capture images that include portions of the environment above the floor surface. The robot includes a recognition module is configured to recognize objects in the environment based on the images captured by the at least one camera, in which the recognition module is trained at least in part using the images captured by the at least one camera. The robot includes a storage device is configured to store a map of the environment. The robot includes a control module configured to control the mobile cleaning robot to navigate in the environment using the map and operate the cleaning head to perform cleaning tasks taking into account of the objects recognized by the recognition module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher V. Jones, Gary Ellis Hall, Steven J. Baron, Brent Hild, Stefan Zickler, John Sinnigen
  • Patent number: 10869907
    Abstract: Meshes for use to control the movement of bodily fluids, such as blood, are described herein. The mesh can be partially or completely biodegradable or non-biodegradable. In one embodiment, the mesh is formed from one or more self-assembling peptides. The peptides can be in the form of fibers, such as nanofibers. The peptides can be assembled prior to formation of the mesh or after the mesh has been formed but before it is applied. Alternatively, the mesh can be prepared from unassembled peptides, which assemble at the time of application. The peptides can assemble upon contact with bodily fluids (e.g., blood) or can be contacted with an ionic solution to initiate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ARCH BIOSURGERY, INC.
    Inventors: Terrence Norchi, Steven Kates, Rutledge Ellis-Behnke
  • Patent number: 10857312
    Abstract: Described is a dry powder inhaler for inhalation of a dry powder composition. The inhaler includes an external housing that defines an internal passage. The inhaler also includes a mouthpiece, a compartment for holding a dry powder capsule or powder reservoir, and a powder fluidization and deagglomeration apparatus for directing airflow to the dry powder to generate airborne powder particles within the internal passage. When a user inhales through the mouthpiece, a first airflow pattern is generated that has a first airflow resistance, during which the fluidization and deagglomeration apparatus generates airborne dry powder particles within the internal passage. Upon reaching a threshold negative pressure value within the internal passage of the inhaler, a second airflow pattern is generated having a second airflow resistance that is lower than the first airflow resistance, which pulls the airborne dry powder into the user's lungs during the inhalation. Embodiments of elastomeric valves are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Steve Han, Arthur Slutsky, Steven Ellis, Noe Zamel, William Alston
  • Patent number: 10855492
    Abstract: A system and method for an intelligent translation gateway for various networked combat environment is disclosed. The gateway is configured to aggregate messages, apply domain-specific intent translation, and thus control data flow based on situational awareness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Horsburgh, Peter Ellis
  • Publication number: 20200336396
    Abstract: A device may collect network performance data associated with a user equipment of a network. The network performance data may include information associated with a plurality of performance indicators of the network. The device may process information associated with a first portion of the plurality of performance indicators to determine a first performance category experience score, and information associated with a second portion of the plurality of performance indicators to determine a second performance category experience score. The device may process the first performance category experience score and the second performance category experience score to determine a network experience score. The device may determine whether the network experience score satisfies a threshold value. The device may perform one or more actions based on determining that the network experience score satisfies the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Le SU, Ye OUYANG, Wenyuan LU, Krishna Pichumani IYER, Khurram ABBAS, Steven F. RICE, Garrison William BRAINARD, Dwight Ellis WOODS
  • Patent number: 10803907
    Abstract: A rack enclosure system includes a receiving frame and a carrier. The carrier is configured to capture a storage device and to be slidably received by the receiving frame in a mounting direction. The carrier includes a first rail and a second rail each extending between a front end and a back end. The carrier also includes a cap member. The cap member may be rotatably or non-rotatably connected to the first rail at the front end. The cap is releasably connected to the second rail adjacent to the front end. The carrier further includes a handle with a cam portion and a latch portion. The cam portion is rotatably connected to the cap member and optionally the first rail. The latch portion is releasably connected to the cap member or the second rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Ellis Schroeder, Steven L. Weber, Anil Koyad Choyikkunnil, Anwar Maliyamveetil Ibrahim
  • Publication number: 20200292934
    Abstract: One embodiment is a method that includes generating drop pattern information. The method may comprise receiving pattern information. The pattern information may include one or both of: a substrate pattern of a representative substrate; and a template pattern of a representative template. The method may further comprise receiving offset information about a particular substrate that is representative of a measured state of the particular substrate relative to a reference state. The drop pattern information may represent a plurality of positions to place droplets of formable material on the particular substrate. The method may further comprise outputting the drop pattern information that is representative of the formable material that fills a volume between the template and the particular substrate that is in the measured state and the formable material does not spread into a border region at an edge of the particular substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Logan L. Simpson, Steven Wayne Burns, Jason Battin, Niyaz Khusnatdinov, Christopher Ellis Jones, Craig William Cone, Wei Zhang, James W. Irving
  • Patent number: 10765859
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Jeffrey Friend, John Bartholomew, Rachel Thurston, C. Alexander Morrow, George Brand, Jeffrey Ellis, Matthew Mowrer, Raymond Zaborski
  • Publication number: 20200276438
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to neuromuscular stimulation and sensing cuffs. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff has at least two fingers and a plurality of electrodes disposed on each finger. More generally, the neuromuscular stimulation cuff includes an outer, reusable component and an inner, disposable component. One or more electrodes are housed within the reusable component. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff may be produced by providing an insulating substrate layer, forming a conductive circuit on the substrate layer to form a conductive circuit layer, adhering a cover layer onto the conductive circuit layer to form a flexible circuit, and cutting at least one flexible finger from the flexible circuit. The neuromuscular stimulation cuff employs a flexible multi-electrode design which allows for reanimation of complex muscle movements in a patient, including individual finger movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Chad E. Bouton, Gaurav Sharma, Andrew Sweeney, Amy M. Heintz, Stephanie Kute, Nicholas Annetta, Thomas D. Haubert, Steven M. Risser, Jeffrey Friend, John Bartholomew, Rachel Thurston, C. Alexander Morrow, George Brand, Jeffrey Ellis, Matthew Mowrer, Raymond Zaborski
  • Publication number: 20200214344
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices (10) for holding one or more vapor sources in a media inhaler. The devices permit vapor from the one or more vapor sources to be introduced and entrained into a stream of inhaled media. The vapor insert device includes a hollow cylinder (12) having a porous surface (11), an open anterior end (9), and an open posterior end. An anterior flange (14) is attached to the open anterior end, and a posterior flange (16) is attached to the open posterior end. The anterior flange and the posterior flange each have a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the hollow cylinder to form a circumferential space around the hollow cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Steve Han, James Tibbatts, Steven Ellis
  • Publication number: 20200211644
    Abstract: Provided are a device comprising a bit cell tile including at least two memory cells, each of the at least two memory cells including a resistive memory element, and methods of operating an array of the memory cells, each memory cell including a resistive memory element electrically coupled in series to a corresponding first transistor and to a corresponding second transistor, the first transistor including a first gate coupled to a corresponding one of a plurality of first word lines and the second transistor including a second gate coupled to a corresponding one of a plurality of second word lines, each memory cell coupled between a corresponding one of a plurality of bit lines and a corresponding one of a plurality of source lines. The methods may include applying voltages to the first word line, second word line, source line, and bit line of a memory cell selected for an operation, and resetting the resistive memory element of the memory cell in response to setting the selected bit line to ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Deepak Chandra SEKAR, Wayne Frederick ELLIS, Brent Steven HAUKNESS, Gary Bela BRONNER, Thomas VOGELSANG
  • Patent number: 10660883
    Abstract: The present invention provides dry powder formulations comprising nicotine, methods of using the same, and methods for making the same. The dry powder formulations may further comprise excipients, therapeutic agents, and flavor components. The dry powder formulations may be manufactured by dry processes and wet processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alex Stenzler, Noe Zamel, Arthur Slutsky, Steven Ellis, Steve Han
  • Patent number: 10622062
    Abstract: Provided are a device comprising a bit cell tile including at least two memory cells, each of the at least two memory cells including a resistive memory element, and methods of operating an array of the memory cells, each memory cell including a resistive memory element electrically coupled in series to a corresponding first transistor and to a corresponding second transistor, the first transistor including a first gate coupled to a corresponding one of a plurality of first word lines and the second transistor including a second gate coupled to a corresponding one of a plurality of second word lines, each memory cell coupled between a corresponding one of a plurality of bit lines and a corresponding one of a plurality of source lines. The methods may include applying voltages to the first word line, second word line, source line, and bit line of a memory cell selected for an operation, and resetting the resistive memory element of the memory cell in response to setting the selected bit line to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hefei Reliance Memory Limited
    Inventors: Deepak Chandra Sekar, Wayne Frederick Ellis, Brent Steven Haukness, Gary Bela Bronner, Thomas Vogelsang
  • Patent number: D888724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Marisa Dill, Daniel Lami Goldstein, Jisi Guo, Dor Levi, Robert Joseph Marsan, Steven James Martisauskas, Meghan Elizabeth Robichaud, Jean-Pierre Simard, Christine Mara Todorovich, Carlos Ellis Whitt
  • Patent number: D910078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Marisa Dill, Daniel Lami Goldstein, Jisi Guo, Dor Levi, Robert Joseph Marsan, Steven James Martisauskas, Meghan Elizabeth Robichaud, Jean-Pierre Simard, Christine Mara Todorovich, Carlos Ellis Whitt