Patents Assigned to Elwha LLC
  • Patent number: 10324309
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens devices, systems, and methods that include determining relative tilt and/or vergence rotation of a subject's eyes and focusing one or more intraocular lenses based on the determined vergence rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10325393
    Abstract: A method of determining a layout for a surface covering includes receiving, with a tool system, layout data that is based on data associated with a surface to be covered with a surface covering, and providing an indication of a pattern of a plurality of covering members included in the surface covering. The layout data provides an indication of a cutting pattern for the surface covering. The cutting pattern is determined based at least in part on a minimum number of surface covering members required for a selected design of the surface covering members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Roderick A. Hyde, Robert C. Petroski
  • Patent number: 10318123
    Abstract: A semiconductor-transistor-based system and device that are designed to, but are not limited to: electronically outputting electronic-semiconductor-transistor-voltage-level-based-state-machine-assisted-user-menu-selection display associated with electronic-semiconductor-transistor-voltage-level-based-state-machine-assisted collection of user-physiological information, associated with electronic-semiconductor-transistor-voltage-level-based-state-machine-assisted collection of user-conduct information, and associated with electronic-semiconductor-transistor-voltage-level-based-state-machine-assisted obtaining of food-based information. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10314733
    Abstract: An active wearable system includes a one or more positioning elements configured as a torso support and/or other wearable item, one or more sensors for sensing motion, posture, or gait of a subject, and at least one of force applying elements for applying force to selected regions of a body of a subject, and feedback device and other actuators, under the control of control circuitry responsive to sensed motion, posture or gait of the subject. In an aspect, force is applied according to spatial or temporal patterns. Related devices and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Dennis J. Rivet, Suzanne Kathleen Scheele, Katherine E. Sharadin, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10307246
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to intraocular lens devices, systems, and methods that include determining relative tilt and/or vergence rotation of a subject's eyes and focusing one or more intraocular lenses based on the determined vergence rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, John Marshall, Clarence T. Tegreene, Roberto Zaldivar, Roger Zaldivar
  • Patent number: 10311700
    Abstract: Systems are described for analyzing an environment. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a plurality of sensors, each sensor configured for positioning proximate a respective environmental object, each sensor configured to generate output signals corresponding to a proximity of a human appendage with the sensor or an impact between the human appendage and the respective environmental object; a remote device configured to distinctly identify each of the plurality of sensors and to receive the output signals from each sensor; a processor configured to process the output signals to provide an indication of at least one of the proximity of the human appendage with the sensor or when an impact between the human appendage and the respective environmental object occurs based on a threshold value being exceeded; and an output reporter configured to generate communication signals responsive to instruction by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10304068
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a computer-implemented method, device, and computer program product. A computer-implemented method includes electronically receiving a previously prepared estimate of fees and costs to deliver a diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a particular disease, illness, injury, or other physical or mental impairment (hereafter “healthcare service”) to a particular patient. The computer-implemented method includes electronically receiving data at least partially indicative of the healthcare service provided to the patient to date. The computer-implemented method includes estimating probable fees and costs incurred to date in providing the healthcare service to the particular patient. The estimating is responsive to the received data indicative of at least part of the healthcare service provided to date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10301789
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a water storage material from a biomass input material using supercritical or subcritical fluid processing, the water storage material capable of absorbing a liquid and releasing the liquid. The apparatus utilizes supercritical fluid processing, subcritical fluid processing, charring, or a combination thereof. The apparatus includes a controller configured to control the apparatus. The apparatus further including a processing station configured to hold the biomass input material, and to use the biomass input material for processing into the water storage material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: William D. Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190151017
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes an electromagnetic structure having a surface and a radiofrequency electromagnetic field source. The field source includes electronically controllable, artificially structured electromagnetic unit cells configured to create quasi-static electromagnetic fields within the electromagnetic structure. Each unit cell is responsive to a control signal. A selector circuit selects a quasi-static electromagnetic field pattern creating a high contrast electric field in a subwavelength electromagnetic cavity and is defined by the surface of the electromagnetic structure and an exterior surface of a perturbing object. The high contrast electric field has a power density that is localized to a volume adjoining the exterior surface of the perturbing object. A field pattern implementation circuit generates the control signal assigning electromagnetic field characteristic to each of the electromagnetic unit cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventor: Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Publication number: 20190145877
    Abstract: A helmet testing apparatus includes a sensor configured to be selectively positionable within an interior head cavity of a helmet to acquire compliance data regarding a liner of the helmet and a processing circuit configured to determine a rating for the helmet based on the compliance data and predetermined compliance parameters for the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Geoffrey F. Deane, William D. Duncan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10291983
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically providing audio output information to one or more portions of a portable electronic device to be outputted from said portable electronic device via one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals; and electronically outputting, said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals to be demodulated into one or more acoustic audio signals containing one or more portions of said audio output information at one or more locations spaced from said portable electronic device based at least in part according to said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals and based at least in part according to one or more portable electronic device ultrasonic emitter arrangements. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10289806
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein include systems, methods, and devices for automated delivery of medical services and products. In certain embodiments, the systems and/or methods are at least partially controlled by a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Gary L. McKnight, Robert C. Petroski
  • Patent number: 10289863
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring a block of encrypted data that corresponds to an image that has been encrypted through use of a unique device code associated with an image capture device configured to capture the image that includes a representation of a feature of an entity, obtaining a privacy metadata that corresponds to a detection of a privacy beacon in the image, said at least one image captured by the image capture device, said privacy beacon associated with the entity, and determining, at least partly based on the obtained privacy metadata, and partly based on a calculation related to the block of encrypted data that corresponds to the whether to allow one or more processes related to the encrypted data block. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 10290372
    Abstract: Devices for controlling delivery of a breast milk supplement are described which include a housing sized for placement on a surface near a breast region of a lactating female, the housing including one or more supplement reservoirs, at least one of the supplement reservoirs including a port with a controllable valve, a data storage component including a breast milk supplement regimen, and a control unit including a microprocessor and circuitry, the control unit operably coupled to the data storage component and to the controllable valve, the circuitry including actuation circuitry configured to actuate the controllable valve based on the breast milk supplement regimen; and at least one delivery tube having a first end and a second end, the first end of the at least one delivery tube in fluid communication with the port, the second end of the at least one delivery tube configured for placement in proximity to a nipple of the lactating female.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Hon Wah Chin, Roderick A. Hyde, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190135274
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an occupant monitoring system configured to acquire occupant data regarding an occupant of the vehicle; a robotic driving system configured to provide robotic control of the vehicle during a robotic driving mode; and a processing circuit coupled to the occupant monitoring system and the robotic driving system. The processing circuit is configured to: receive the occupant data; determine a vehicle operation command based on the occupant data, the vehicle operation command configured to affect operation of the vehicle while the vehicle is in the robotic driving mode; and provide the vehicle operation command to a vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Tom Driscoll, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10279201
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for monitoring, treating, and preventing a pain state of an individual. In an aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including a motion sensor and a physiological sensor, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a movement of the body portion by the motion sensor and a physiological parameter of the body portion by the physiological sensor; a processor including circuitry configured to identify a physiological state of the individual subject based on at least one of the movement of the body portion or the physiological parameter; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to affect the body portion responsive to control by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Katherine E. Sharadin, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10279200
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for monitoring, treating, and preventing a pain state of an individual. In an aspect, a system includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly coupled to the deformable substrate, the sensor assembly including a motion sensor and a physiological sensor, the sensor assembly configured to generate one or more sense signals based on detection of a movement of the body portion by the motion sensor and a physiological parameter of the body portion by the physiological sensor; a processor including circuitry configured to identify a physiological state of the individual subject based on at least one of the movement of the body portion or the physiological parameter; and an effector operably coupled to the processor and configured to affect the body portion responsive to control by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Katherine E. Sharadin, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10285220
    Abstract: Various heaters and arrays of heaters that utilize nanostructures or carbon structures, such as nanotubes, nanotube meshes, or graphene sheets, are disclosed. In various arrangements, at least a pair of contacts are electrically coupled with a given nanostructure or carbon structure to pass a current for heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldeira, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, David Schurig, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas Allan Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10279906
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for automated hazard handling routine engagement. For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as an unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV), may: (i) detect at least one motivation to engage at least one automated hazard handling routine of the UFV; or (ii) engage at least one automated hazard handling routine of a UFV based at least partially on at least one motivation. However, claimed subject matter is not limited to any particular described embodiments, implementations, examples, or so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Richard T. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10278864
    Abstract: A system for correcting chromatic aberrations in an eye includes a diagnostic system configured to provide aberration data regarding a degree of chromatic aberration within an eye; a laser system; and a processing circuit configured to determine a diffractive lens profile to be applied to corneal tissue of the eye based on the aberration data and a desired correction of the chromatic aberration within the eye; and control operation of the laser system to apply the diffractive lens profile to the corneal tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.