Patents by Inventor William Cummings

William Cummings 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: 11102529
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for bidirectional communication in a network, such as a cable television (CATV) system, for return band with echo cancellation. The techniques result in a minimum loss of available return bandwidth to facilitate forward out of band (OOB) communication to a client device, e.g., set top box (STB), within the extended return band, such as a return band extended beyond a frequency previously used for OOB communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Marcel F. Schemmann, William P. Dawson, Derald Cummings
  • Publication number: 20210157250
    Abstract: Provided are toners and combinations of toners that demonstrate excellent color and are Ames test negative in both Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98 and TA100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20210087415
    Abstract: Provided are a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink compositions suitable for placing an image on an object and processes of their use. The compositions may include a heat transfer disperse dye having a particle size less than 350 nm, and wherein the ink composition may have a viscosity less than 10 cps at room temperature. A process that uses the ink compositions optionally include marking an intermediate substrate, drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10942464
    Abstract: Provided are toners and combinations of toners that demonstrate excellent color and are Ames test negative in both Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98 and TAIOO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F Cooper
  • Patent number: 10913870
    Abstract: Provided are a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink compositions suitable for placing an image on an object and processes of their use. The compositions may include a heat transfer disperse dye and a nonsublimable dye or pigment having a hue representative of the hue of the disperse dye when heat transferred onto a substrate, with either or both of the dyes or pigments having a particle size less than 350 nm, and wherein the ink composition may have a viscosity less than 10 cps at room temperature. A process that uses the ink compositions optionally include marking an intermediate substrate, drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Esprix Technologies, LP.
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10866422
    Abstract: MicroLED arrays offer a small form factor solution for the HMD image sources since they do not need a separate illumination optics. Features of the present disclosure implement a MicroLED display system that incorporate a plurality of monochrome projectors (e.g., three MicroLED projectors) to generate three monochrome images (e.g., red, blue, and green images) that are separately input into a single waveguide of the HMD and combined to form an image that is displayed to the user. By utilizing a single waveguide that includes a plurality of spatially separated input regions (e.g., a region for inputting blue light, a region for inputting red light, a region for inputting green light), the MicroLED display system of the present disclosure may reduce the form factor of the HMD device because of the reduced number of plates that may be required to combine the three monochrome images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pietari Tuomisto, William Cummings, Dmitry Reshidko, Tuomas Vallius, David Douglas Bohn
  • Publication number: 20200239716
    Abstract: Provided are a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink compositions suitable for placing an image on an object and processes of their use. The compositions may include a heat transfer disperse dye and a nonsublimable dye or pigment having a hue representative of the hue of the disperse dye when heat transferred onto a substrate, with either or both of the dyes or pigments having a particle size less than 350 nm, and wherein the ink composition may have a viscosity less than 10 cps at room temperature. A process that uses the ink compositions optionally include marking an intermediate substrate, drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10669440
    Abstract: Provided are processes of placing an image on an object that includes optionally filling a hand held nib-based marker with a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink composition, and imaging an intermediate substrate with the marker. A process optionally further includes optionally drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ESPRIX TECHNOLOGIES, LP
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20200133153
    Abstract: Provided are toners and combinations of toners that demonstrate excellent color and are Ames test negative in both Salmonellatyphimurium strains TA98 and TAIOO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: Tonya TREMITIERE, Mark William CUMMINGS, Jana PETROVA, Jeff Lee MORGAN, Mandy Lehman SMITH, John F COOPER
  • Publication number: 20200108019
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for combining a sugar-based solution, such as maple syrup, and cannabinoids are provided, in which a method, for instance, may comprise creating maple syrup and separately warming the maple syrup and a cannabinoid concentrate to a first temperature and combining them to create a mixture. The method also may comprise applying a bottom heat source and/or a top radiant heat source to the mixture and increasing the mixture's temperature to a second temperature sufficient to initiate crystallization, while stirring at a first RPM set point. The method also comprises discontinuing, upon the mixture reaching full crystallization, the heating and stirring RPMs. A method for creating an orally dissolvable tablet is also provided, comprising taking the combined cannabinoids and maple syrup in powder form, mixing with a secondary formulation and an excipient mixture, and pressing the resulting mixture into tablet form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Capaldi, William Cumming
  • Publication number: 20190284407
    Abstract: Provided are processes of placing an image on an object that includes optionally filling a hand held nib-based marker with a child and environmentally friendly aqueous based heat transfer disperse dye ink composition, and imaging an intermediate substrate with the marker. A process optionally further includes optionally drying the image, optionally heating the intermediate substrate, optionally placing the inked intermediate substrate in contact with a dye receptive surface of a receptive object, and optionally transferring the image to the receptive object by application of sufficient heat and pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tonya Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan, Mandy Lehman Smith, John F. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10052866
    Abstract: Polyketone based polymer sheets are employed in thermal dye transfer processes to produce permanent images. Also disclosed is the use of the process to produce identification cards, security cards and labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Patent number: 9921509
    Abstract: A composite charge control agent for use in electrostatic imaging comprises porous, inorganic core particles of at least 0.08 microns in diameter, impregnated with 2% to 50% by weight of one or more charge control chemicals and up to 50% by weight of one or more additional compounds such as a polymer, a wax, a dye, or other organic chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Esprix Technologies, LP
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Pless, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Publication number: 20170080704
    Abstract: Polyketone based polymer sheets are employed in thermal dye transfer processes to produce permanent images. Also disclosed is the use of the process to produce identification cards, security cards and labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Tremitiere, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Publication number: 20160139525
    Abstract: A composite charge control agent for use in electrostatic imaging comprises porous, inorganic core particles of at least 0.08 microns in diameter, impregnated with 2% to 50% by weight of one or more charge control chemicals and up to 50% by weight of one or more additional compounds such as a polymer, a wax, a dye, or other organic chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: John Francis Cooper, Tonya Nicole Pless, Mark William Cummings, Jana Petrova, Jeff Lee Morgan
  • Patent number: 9316729
    Abstract: A system for providing signal trigger pulses comprises an equivalent time sampling unit providing transmit and receive trigger pairs, and a control unit controlling the equivalent time sampling unit to provide pseudorandom delay length variations between the trigger pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: NIITEK, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wilens, Mark Hibbard, William Cummings
  • Publication number: 20160027410
    Abstract: Various display device implementations disclosed herein include display drivers with enhanced capabilities. In some implementations a display driver may be capable of updating a display while a central processing unit (CPU) is switched off or operating in a sleep mode. Some such display drivers may include a display driver clock and a display driver memory. The display driver may be capable of receiving image data from the CPU, including image data for display updates, and storing received image data in the display driver memory. The display driver may be capable of updating the display with stored image data at times indicated by the display driver clock. Some display drivers may include a graphics processing unit capable of generating image data for updates of the display. In some such implementations, the graphics processing unit may be capable of dithering image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Hamid Tavakoli, William Cummings, Shen-Ge Wang, Wilhelmus Johannes Robertus Van Lier
  • Patent number: 9001412
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a substrate, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode above the movable element. The movable element includes a deformable layer and a reflective element. The deformable layer is spaced from the reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, William Cummings, Brian James Gally, Lior Kogut, Ming-Hau Tung, Yeh-Jiun Tung, Chih-Wei Chiang, Denis Endisch
  • Patent number: 8736590
    Abstract: A method of driving electromechanical devices such as interferometric modulators includes applying a voltage along a common line to release the electromechanical devices along the common line, followed by applying an address voltage along the common line to actuate selected electromechanical devices along the common line based on voltages applied along segment lines. Hold voltages may be applied along common lines between applications of release and address voltages, and the segment voltages may be selected to be sufficiently small that the segment voltages will not affect the state of the electromechanical devices along other common lines not being written to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan G. Lewis, Marc Maurice Mignard, Clarence Chui, Wilhelmus Johannes Robertus Van Lier, Mark M. Todorovich, William Cummings
  • Patent number: 8684660
    Abstract: A pressure and temperature actuation system is provided having a high-temperature low-pressure zone, a low-temperature high-pressure zone, a boundary, a pressure actuated mechanism, and a temperature mechanism. A gas located in the high-temperature low-pressure zone has a greater gas temperature than the gas located in the low-temperature high-pressure zone. The gas located in the low-temperature high-pressure zone has a greater gas pressure than the gas located in the high-temperature low-pressure zone. The boundary separates the high-temperature low-pressure zone from the low-temperature high pressure zone. The pressure actuated mechanism is located within the boundary and is configured for opening at a specified gas pressure in either the high-temperature low-pressure zone or the low-temperature high-pressure zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Carlos Miguel Miranda, Edward William Cummings