Patents by Inventor William Berner

William Berner 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: 10205784
    Abstract: A control system (e.g., that controls operations of a powered system) includes one or more processors configured to determine quality of service (QoS) parameters of devices communicating data with each other in an Ethernet network configured as a time sensitive network (TSN). The one or more processors also are configured to determine available communication pathways in the TSN through which the devices are able to communicate the data, and to select one or more of the available communication pathways and to designate communication times at which the data is communicated between the devices in order to satisfy the QoS parameters of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Bush, Joel Frederick Markham, Andrew William Berner
  • Publication number: 20180316557
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, system and methods are provided, comprising receiving, from a network configuration module, configuration data at a network driver of a communication network; configuring the network driver based on the received configuration data; receiving one or more data packets at the network driver from an application; determining that one or more segregation features are present in the data packet based on the received configuration data; transmitting the one or more data packets based on the one or more segregation features; and controlling one or more operations of an installed product based on the transmitted one or more data packets. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Tony FRANGIEH, Andrew William BERNER, Stephen Francis BUSH, Vincent STAUDINGER
  • Publication number: 20180006955
    Abstract: A system includes a scheduling device of a data distribution service (DDS) that determines bandwidth for communication of time sensitive communications between devices using the DDS in a time sensitive network (TSN). The scheduling device determines available bandwidth for communication of non-time sensitive communications of the control system using the DDS in the TSN, and controls communication of the non-time sensitive communications in the TSN without preventing communication of the time sensitive communications in the TSN based on the available bandwidth. The system also can include a traffic shaper of the TSN that receives a communication change from the control system at the TSN. The scheduling device changes one or more of the bandwidth for the communication of the time sensitive communications or the available bandwidth for the communication of the non-time sensitive communications in the TSN without restarting the TSN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Bush, Joel Frederick Markham, Andrew William Berner
  • Publication number: 20180006956
    Abstract: A communication system includes one or more node devices having routing circuitry configured to receive data from one or more other node devices within a communication network and to send the data to at least one other node device or a final destination device and a scheduling controller configured to generate schedules for sending the data through the routing circuitry within the communication network. The scheduling controller communicates with one or more other scheduling controllers in the one or more other node devices in generate the schedules for sending the data through the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Bush, Joel Frederick Markham, Andrew William Berner
  • Publication number: 20170272366
    Abstract: A control system (e.g., that controls operations of a powered system) includes one or more processors configured to determine quality of service (QoS) parameters of devices communicating data with each other in an Ethernet network configured as a time sensitive network (TSN). The one or more processors also are configured to determine available communication pathways in the TSN through which the devices are able to communicate the data, and to select one or more of the available communication pathways and to designate communication times at which the data is communicated between the devices in order to satisfy the QoS parameters of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Francis Bush, Joel Frederick Markham, JR., Andrew William Berner
  • Patent number: 9525355
    Abstract: A converter system includes a power converter including a first bridge circuit including at least one first switching device. The power converter also includes a second bridge circuit magnetically coupled to the first bridge circuit. The second bridge circuit includes at least one second switching device. The converter system also includes a plurality of first conductors of opposing polarities coupled to the first bridge circuit. The converter system further includes a plurality of second conductors of opposing polarities. At least one second conductor of the plurality of second conductors is coupled to the second bridge circuit. The converter system also includes a third conductor coupled to one first conductor of the plurality of first conductors and coupled to the second bridge circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mohammed Agamy, Herman Lucas Norbert Wiegman, Rui Zhou, Andrew William Berner
  • Publication number: 20160285374
    Abstract: A converter system includes a power converter including a first bridge circuit including at least one first switching device. The power converter also includes a second bridge circuit magnetically coupled to the first bridge circuit. The second bridge circuit includes at least one second switching device. The converter system also includes a plurality of first conductors of opposing polarities coupled to the first bridge circuit. The converter system further includes a plurality of second conductors of opposing polarities. At least one second conductor of the plurality of second conductors is coupled to the second bridge circuit. The converter system also includes a third conductor coupled to one first conductor of the plurality of first conductors and coupled to the second bridge circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Mohammed Agamy, Herman Lucas Norbert Wiegman, Rui Zhou, Andrew William Berner
  • Publication number: 20080096726
    Abstract: Athletic performance sensing and/or tracking systems include components for measuring or sensing athletic performance data and/or for storing and/or displaying desired information associated with the athletic performance to the user (or others). Such systems can allow users a wide variety of options in creating workouts, selecting and presenting media content during the athletic performance, etc., e.g., to help keep users entertained and motivated. In some instances, user feedback may be used, optionally in combination with objective data relating to a workout, to control features of the workout routine, to control the music or other media content selected and/or presented, and/or to control features of future workout routines and/or the presented media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Riley, Kevin Hoffer, William Berner, Allan Schrock, James Niegowski, William Rauchholz
  • Publication number: 20070260421
    Abstract: Articles of footwear and other devices include modules, e.g., for sensing physical and/or physiological characteristics associated with use of the footwear or other devices. Such devices include: (a) a housing, optionally an asymmetrical housing, for receiving an electronic module; (b) release mechanisms for removably mounting the module in the housing; and/or (c) activation/authentication systems for selectively activating the module. Additionally, methods of making articles of footwear or other structures that include such housings, electronic modules, release systems, activation systems, authentication systems, etc. are described. Performance sensing systems and methods of using the above devices for sensing performance characteristics also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: William Berner, Albert Shum, Charles Case, Allan Schrock, James Niegowski, William Rauchholz