Patents by Inventor W. Tucker

W. Tucker 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: 20220144516
    Abstract: One or more implementations of a multi-film thermoplastic structure include a first film having a first appearance in contact with a second film having a second appearance at one or more visually-distinct contact areas arranged into a text. Wherein the one or more visually-distinct contact areas, cause the first film to take on the second appearance of the second film. In one or more implementations the multi-film thermoplastic structure comprises a thermoplastic bag and text comprises a suffocation warning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew W Waldron, Sarah J Steenblock, Shaun T Broering, Deborah K Fix, Edward B Tucker, Jeffrey S Stiglic
  • Patent number: 10935880
    Abstract: A video pipe inspection system may include a push-cable, camera head, and pipe guide having a pair of cylindrical shells, with each shell having a plurality of radially extending circumferentially spaced vanes and structure for holding the shells together when the shells are axially mated end-to-end. A pair of curved tab arms may extend circumferentially about corresponding ones of the cylindrical shells. A pair of slide-locks may be configured to slide over corresponding ones of the tab arms to move them into a locking position in which keys on the tab arms extend between adjacent coils of a coil spring surrounded by the shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Eric M. Chapman, Allen W. Tucker, Dawn E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10620716
    Abstract: A display may include a viewing area and a border about the viewing area. The border is visibly opaque and near infrared transparent. An encoded pattern underlies the border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fred Charles Thomas, III, Jonathan D. Bassett, Steven Steinmark, Sean W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20190138115
    Abstract: A display may include a viewing area and a border about the viewing area. The border is visibly opaque and near infrared transparent. An encoded pattern underlies the border.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Fred Charles Thomas, III, Jonathan D. Bassett, Steven Sieinmark, Sean W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9979647
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a distributed, advertisement-based, solution for scheduling virtual resources in cloud infrastructures such as the OpenStack. The scheduling algorithm distributes the scheduling requirements and host state feasibility checks to the individual hosts in the datacenter, which can periodically send a summarized advertisement to the scheduler controller listing the number of instances of different type(s) of virtual resources that a particular host can support. The scheduler controller, thus no longer has to compute and maintain individual host states, and the scheduling problem is reduced to selecting the feasible advertisements that satisfy a given request. The solution can be extended to a scenario of multiple scheduler controllers using the same distributed, advertisement-based, approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yathiraj B. Udupi, Debojyoti Dutta, Lewis W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9699085
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a distributed, advertisement-based, solution for scheduling virtual resources in cloud infrastructures such as the OpenStack. The scheduling algorithm distributes the scheduling requirements and host state feasibility checks to the individual hosts in the datacenter, which can periodically send a summarized advertisement to the scheduler controller listing the number of instances of different type(s) of virtual resources that a particular host can support. The scheduler controller, thus no longer has to compute and maintain individual host states, and the scheduling problem is reduced to selecting the feasible advertisements that satisfy a given request. The solution can be extended to a scenario of multiple scheduler controllers using the same distributed, advertisement-based, approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yathiraj B. Udupi, Debojyoti Dutta, Lewis W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9510721
    Abstract: A floor treatment apparatus is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element. The chassis is supported by a plurality of wheels, one which is steerable via a steering wheel interconnected to a housing also associated with the chassis. The chassis provided includes a plurality of movable housing members, one of which is associated with the steering wheel. To access the internal components of the floor treatment apparatus, the front housing is rotated or moved away from the other housings wherein the steering wheel does not require disconnection to allow this movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Karcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Pedlar, Daniel Pearson, Eric L. Shark, Daniel C. Venard, Brian J. Doll, Rusty Simmons, Nevin Green, Loi X. Tran, Robert S. Gorsky, Steven W. Tucker, Todd Leifheit
  • Patent number: 9443412
    Abstract: An integrated line voltage converter and microprocessor-controlled tone generator allow advanced alarm features to be implemented in standard appliances as powered by a high-voltage line power. An integrated switch may also be used to allow the addition of alarm features to standard appliances as a drop-in replacement for door switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Barrena, Andrew W. Tucker, Eric K. Larson, Jeffrey L. Prunty
  • Publication number: 20160142257
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a distributed, advertisement-based, solution for scheduling virtual resources in cloud infrastructures such as the OpenStack. The scheduling algorithm distributes the scheduling requirements and host state feasibility checks to the individual hosts in the datacenter, which can periodically send a summarized advertisement to the scheduler controller listing the number of instances of different type(s) of virtual resources that a particular host can support. The scheduler controller, thus no longer has to compute and maintain individual host states, and the scheduling problem is reduced to selecting the feasible advertisements that satisfy a given request. The solution can be extended to a scenario of multiple scheduler controllers using the same distributed, advertisement-based, approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yathiraj B. Udupi, Debojyoti Dutta, Lewis W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20160142336
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a distributed, advertisement-based, solution for scheduling virtual resources in cloud infrastructures such as the OpenStack. The scheduling algorithm distributes the scheduling requirements and host state feasibility checks to the individual hosts in the datacenter, which can periodically send a summarized advertisement to the scheduler controller listing the number of instances of different type(s) of virtual resources that a particular host can support. The scheduler controller, thus no longer has to compute and maintain individual host states, and the scheduling problem is reduced to selecting the feasible advertisements that satisfy a given request. The solution can be extended to a scenario of multiple scheduler controllers using the same distributed, advertisement-based, approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Yathiraj B. Udupi, Debojyoti Dutta, Lewis W. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20160095489
    Abstract: A floor treatment apparatus is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element. The chassis is supported by a plurality of wheels, one which is steerable via a steering wheel interconnected to a housing also associated with the chassis. The chassis provided includes a plurality of movable housing members, one of which is associated with the steering wheel. To access the internal components of the floor treatment apparatus, the front housing is rotated or moved away from the other housings wherein the steering wheel does not require disconnection to allow this movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Roger PEDLAR, Daniel PEARSON, Eric L. SHARK, Daniel C. VENARD, Brian J. DOLL, Rusty SIMMONS, Nevin GREEN, Loi X. TRAN, Robert S. GORSKY, Steven W. TUCKER, Todd LEIFHEIT
  • Patent number: 9192276
    Abstract: A floor treatment apparatus is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element. The chassis is supported by a plurality of wheels, one which is steerable via a steering wheel interconnected to a housing also associated with the chassis. The chassis provided includes a plurality of movable housing members, one of which is associated with the steering wheel. To access the internal components of the floor treatment apparatus, the front housing is rotated or moved away from the other housings wherein the steering wheel does not require disconnection to allow this movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Karcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Pedlar, Daniel Pearson, Eric L. Shark, Daniel C. Venard, Brian J. Doll, Rusty Simmons, Nevin Green, Loi X. Tran, Robert S. Gorsky, Steven W. Tucker, Todd Leifheit
  • Publication number: 20150221204
    Abstract: An integrated line voltage converter and microprocessor-controlled tone generator allow advanced alarm features to be implemented in standard appliances as powered by a high-voltage line power. An integrated switch may also be used to allow the addition of alarm features to standard appliances as a drop-in replacement for door switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: ILLIONIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Juan Barrena, Andrew W. Tucker, Eric K. Larson, Jeffrey L. Prunty
  • Publication number: 20150100870
    Abstract: Among other disclosure, computer-implemented methods and computer program products for obtaining data from a page. A method can include initiating a harvesting process for a page available in a computer system. The method can include identifying a feed representation that has been created for the page. The method can include retrieving and storing, as part of the harvesting process, at least a portion from the page based on information in the identified feed representation. The feed representation can include at least excerpts of content from the page. The feed representation can include at least one representation selected from: an RSS feed, an Atom feed, an XML feed, an RDF feed, a serialized data feed representation, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: VCVC III LLC
    Inventors: Nova Spivack, Christopher W. Jones, Lewis W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8966693
    Abstract: A floor cleaning machine is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element and a fluid collection assembly for pooling and retaining cleaning fluids proximate to the at least one cleaning element. A floor cleaning machine is provided that includes a cleaning fluid dispersion apparatus and a cleaning fluid collection assembly for efficiently dispensing fluid on a surface for cleaning the surface, and collecting the dispensed fluid to maximize the cleaning capacity of the fluid and extend the time of a cleaning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Karcher N. America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Tucker, Daniel C. Venard
  • Publication number: 20150033496
    Abstract: A floor treatment apparatus is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element. The chassis is supported by a plurality of wheels, one which is steerable via a steering wheel interconnected to a housing also associated with the chassis. The chassis provided includes a plurality of movable housing members, one of which is associated with the steering wheel. To access the internal components of the floor treatment apparatus, the front housing is rotated or moved away from the other housings wherein the steering wheel does not require disconnection to allow this movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Roger PEDLAR, Daniel PEARSON, Eric L. SHARK, Daniel C. VENARD, Brian J. DOLL, Rusty SIMMONS, Nevin GREEN, Loi X. TRAN, Robert S. GORSKY, Steven W. TUCKER, Todd LEIFHEIT
  • Patent number: 8924838
    Abstract: Among other disclosure, computer-implemented methods and computer program products for obtaining data from a page. A method can include initiating a harvesting process for a page available in a computer system. The method can include identifying a feed representation that has been created for the page. The method can include retrieving and storing, as part of the harvesting process, at least a portion from the page based on information in the identified feed representation. The feed representation can include at least excerpts of content from the page. The feed representation can include at least one representation selected from: an RSS feed, an Atom feed, an XML feed, an RDF feed, a serialized data feed representation, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: VCVC III LLC.
    Inventors: Nova Spivack, Christopher W. Jones, Lewis W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8915128
    Abstract: A brake tool for inspecting a brake shoe having an anchor end and a cam end includes a first portion adapted to engage with an anchor aperture in the anchor end of the brake shoe, the first portion defining a first portion axis and having a length along the first portion axis sufficient to engage substantially an entire width of the anchor aperture; a second portion adapted to engage with a cam aperture in the cam end of the brake shoe, the second portion defining a second portion axis and having a length along the second portion axis sufficient to engage substantially an entire width of the cam aperture; and a connecting member connecting the first portion and the second portion with the first portion axis and the second portion axis substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: CRW Parts, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence W. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8887340
    Abstract: A floor treatment apparatus is provided that includes a chassis that supports at least one cleaning element. The chassis is supported by a plurality of wheels, one which is steerable via a steering wheel interconnected to a housing also associated with the chassis. The chassis provided includes a plurality of movable housing members, one of which is associated with the steering wheel. To access the internal components of the floor treatment apparatus, the front housing is rotated or moved away from the other housings wherein the steering wheel does not require disconnection to allow this movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kärcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Pedlar, Daniel Pearson, Eric L. Shark, Daniel C. Venard, Brian J. Doll, Rusty Simmons, Nevin Green, Loi X. Tran, Robert S. Gorsky, Steven W. Tucker, Todd Leifheit
  • Patent number: D785567
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ULTRACELL L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jonathan Abena, Robert P. Cuenin, Gerry W. Tucker, Ian W. Kaye