Patents Assigned to San Francisco
  • Publication number: 20240013106
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authorities (PA) or their appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) providers activities within electronically-enabled geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. ABCT Providers transmit location and/or transaction information for ABCT Vehicles within geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse parses the location and/or transaction information to identify the corresponding PA. The clearinghouse transmits the received information to the corresponding PAs in near real-time and periodically creates invoices for each PA based on the activities taken place within the respective goes-fenced areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe
  • Publication number: 20230306128
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for facilitating blockchain operations in decentralized applications by offering enhanced efficient when conducting blockchain operations using cryptography-based, digital ledgers through the use of specialized indexing. For example, as opposed to relying on raw blockchain data to power decentralized applications, the methods and systems use a blockchain indexer. The blockchain indexer provides a queryable record of a subset of blockchain operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: San Francisco
    Inventors: Ben SCHRECK, Ankit CHIPLUNKAR, Matt MOORE, Olivia THET, Peter Jihoon KIM, Trevor ARON
  • Patent number: 11769086
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authorities (PA) or their appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) providers activities within electronically-enabled geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. ABCT Providers transmit location and/or transaction information for ABCT Vehicles within geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse parses the location and/or transaction information to identify the corresponding PA. The clearinghouse transmits the received information to the corresponding PAs in near real-time and periodically creates invoices for each PA based on the activities taken place within the respective goes-fenced areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe
  • Publication number: 20220164724
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authorities (PA) or their appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) providers activities within electronically-enabled geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. ABCT Providers transmit location and/or transaction information for ABCT Vehicles within geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse parses the location and/or transaction information to identify the corresponding PA. The clearinghouse transmits the received information to the corresponding PAs in near real-time and periodically creates invoices for each PA based on the activities taken place within the respective goes-fenced areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe
  • Patent number: 11244254
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authorities (PA) or their appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) Providers activities within electronically-enabled geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. ABCT Providers transmit location and/or transaction information for ABCT Vehicles within geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse transmits the location and/or transaction information to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse transmits the received information to the corresponding PAs in near real-time and periodically creates invoices for each PA based on the activities taken place within the respective goes-fenced areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe
  • Patent number: 11200672
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for modeling neural architecture. Regions of interest of a brain of a subject can be identified based on image data characterizing the brain of the subject. the identified regions of interest can be mapped to a connectivity matrix. The connectivity matrix can be a weighted and undirected network. A multivariate transformation can be applied to the connectivity matrix to transform the connectivity matrix into a partial correlation matrix. The multivariate transformation can maintain a positive definite constraint for the connectivity matrix. The partial correlation matrix can be transformed into a neural model indicative of the connectivity matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignees: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, The Penn State Research Foundation, University of North Carolina, University of San Francisco
    Inventors: Skyler Cranmer, Bruce Desmarais, Shankar Bhamidi, James Wilson, Matthew Denny, Zhong-Lin Lu, Paul Stillman
  • Patent number: 11062450
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for modeling neural architecture. Regions of interest of a brain of a subject can be identified based on image data characterizing the brain of the subject. the identified regions of interest can be mapped to a connectivity matrix. The connectivity matrix can be a weighted and undirected network. A multivariate transformation can be applied to the connectivity matrix to transform the connectivity matrix into a partial correlation matrix. The multivariate transformation can maintain a positive definite constraint for the connectivity matrix. The partial correlation matrix can be transformed into a neural model indicative of the connectivity matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, The Penn State Research Foundation, University of North Carolina, University of San Francisco
    Inventors: Skyler Cranmer, Bruce Desmarais, Shankar Bhamidi, James Wilson, Matthew Denny, Zhong-Lin Lu, Paul Stillman
  • Publication number: 20210209761
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for modeling neural architecture. Regions of interest of a brain of a subject can be identified based on image data characterizing the brain of the subject. the identified regions of interest can be mapped to a connectivity matrix. The connectivity matrix can be a weighted and undirected network. A multivariate transformation can be applied to the connectivity matrix to transform the connectivity matrix into a partial correlation matrix. The multivariate transformation can maintain a positive definite constraint for the connectivity matrix. The partial correlation matrix can be transformed into a neural model indicative of the connectivity matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicants: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, The Penn State Research Foundation, University of North Carolina, University of San Francisco
    Inventors: Skyler Cranmer, Bruce Desmarais, Shankar Bhamidi, James Wilson, Matthew Denny, Zhong-Lin Lu, Paul Stillman
  • Publication number: 20200143298
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authorities (PA) or their appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) Providers activities within electronically-enabled geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. ABCT Providers transmit location and/or transaction information for ABCT Vehicles within geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse transmits the location and/or transaction information to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse transmits the received information to the corresponding PAs in near real-time and periodically creates invoices for each PA based on the activities taken place within the respective goes-fenced areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe
  • Patent number: 10535021
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authority (PA) or its appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) Provider activity through the ABCT-Driver's mobile device, the ABCT-Provider's app, the ABCT-Provider's computer systems, and the PA's electronically-enabled geo-fence, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. Each mobile communication device associated with an ABCT-Vehicle continually transmits information to an ABCT-Provider Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) System associated with an ABCT-Provider when an application on the mobile communication device is active. The information transmitted by the mobile communication device enables the ABCT-Provider ICT System to identify and monitor the ABCT-Driver's identity, the vehicle information, the geographic locus, and/or the ABCT-Vehicle's activity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe, Eva Cheong, Angus Davol
  • Publication number: 20190206057
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for modeling neural architecture. Regions of interest of a brain of a subject can be identified based on image data characterizing the brain of the subject. the identified regions of interest can be mapped to a connectivity matrix. The connectivity matrix can be a weighted and undirected network. A multivariate transformation can be applied to the connectivity matrix to transform the connectivity matrix into a partial correlation matrix. The multivariate transformation can maintain a positive definite constraint for the connectivity matrix. The partial correlation matrix can be transformed into a neural model indicative of the connectivity matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicants: Ohio State Innovation Foundation, The Penn State Research Foundation, University of North Carolina, University of San Francisco
    Inventors: Skyler Cranmer, Bruce Desmarais, Shankar Bhamidi, James Wilson, Matthew Denny, Zhong-Lin Lu, Paul Stillman
  • Patent number: 10321771
    Abstract: Device for assisting crawling of an infant (2) on a training surface comprising: - a platform (1) comprising a chest supporting surface for supporting a chest of the infant (2) resting on the platform (1) in a prone position, and - rolling elements (9) rotatably mounted on the platform in such a way they can rotate 360 degrees (1) and arranged to be located between the platform (1) and the training surface, wherein the platform (1) is shaped so that, when the rolling elements (9) are in contact with the training surface, the chest supporting surface of the platform (1) is inclined relative to the training surface, so that the pelvis and the legs of the infant (2) are in contact with the training surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Universite Paris Descartes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ecole Pratique Des Hautes Etudes, San Francisco State University
    Inventors: Marianne Barbu-Roth, Vincent Forma, Caroline Teulier, David Anderson, Joëlle Provasi, Benoist Schaal
  • Publication number: 20170202367
    Abstract: Device for assisting crawling of an infant (2) on a training surface comprising: —a platform (1) comprising a chest supporting surface for supporting a chest of the infant (2) resting on the platform (1) in a prone position, and —rolling elements (9) rotatably mounted on the platform in such a way they can rotate 360 degrees (1) and arranged to be located between the platform (1) and the training surface, wherein the platform (1) is shaped so that, when the rolling elements (9) are in contact with the training surface, the chest supporting surface of the platform (1) is inclined relative to the training surface, so that the pelvis and the legs of the infant (2) are in contact with the training surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicants: Universite Paris Descartes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ecole Pratique Des Hautes Etudes, San Francisco State University
    Inventors: Marianne Barbu-Roth, Vincent Forma, Caroline Teulier, David Anderson, Joëlle Provasi, Benoist Schaal
  • Publication number: 20140110350
    Abstract: This invention offers an effective method of inhibiting the growth of toxic bloom algae caused by cyanobacteria Mycrocystis aeruginosa in freshwater environments comprising administering an effective amount of 5,6-dichlorogramine to the freshwater. Also, the invention offers an effective method of inhibiting the growth of toxic bloom algae caused by M. aeruginosa comprising administering an effective amount of 5,6,7-trichlorogramine to the freshwater. Both compounds, 5,6-dichlorogramine and 5,6,7-trichlorogramine, may be administered individually or in combination to the freshwater. Both compounds are individually very potent and only need to be administered at a very low concentration to be effective at inhibiting the growth of M. aeruginosa in freshwater environments. Both 5,6-dichlorogramine and 5,6,7-trichlorogramine are each individually effective at inhibiting M. aeruginosa at low concentrations, between about 0.01 mg/L and about 0.05 mg/L, or more specifically at a concentration of about 0.03 mg/L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: San Francisco State University
    Inventors: Yuhua Ge, Zheng-Hui He, Weiming Wu
  • Patent number: 8142454
    Abstract: A system for auto-anastomosing a region of the body using magnetic members that may be individually delivered to different locations in the body. The magnetic members have a polar alignment that generates an attractive force to compress tissue in the region between them. The tissue in the region necroses as a result of the compressive force such that tissue surrounding the necrosed tissue heals together to form an anastomosis. A cutting member may be coupled to either the first or second magnetic member to create a temporary opening in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
    Inventors: Michael R. Harrison, Richard J. Fechter, Arthur Moran, Darrell Christensen
  • Publication number: 20120027726
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for treating neurological disorders, which involve administering therapeutic agents to the thalamus by convection enhanced delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: University of California San Francisco
    Inventors: Krystof Bankiewicz, Adrian P. Kells
  • Patent number: 8043290
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for incrementally manipulating an internal body member of a patient are disclosed. The apparatus has a magnetic implant adapted to be received on a location of the body member, a platform external to the patient, and a magnetic member coupled to the platform, wherein the magnetic member generates a magnetic force between the implant and the platform to incrementally manipulate the body member. The implant and external magnetic member are preferably rare earth magnets or an array of rare earth magnets, and are configured to generate an attractive or repulsive force between the implant and the platform to reposition, reorient, deform, or lengthen the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
    Inventors: Michael R. Harrison, Richard J. Fechter, Arthur Moran
  • Patent number: 7932043
    Abstract: Methods of preparing monoclonal antibodies that differentially bind to a single conformer of a protein of interest are described. Passive immunization using these antibodies as well as use of conformer-specific antibodies as diagnostic reagents for the purpose of stratification of patient populations with regards to disease outcome, drug efficacy or drug sensitivity is also disclosed as well as active immunization with the protein conformer. In the screening techniques, detection can be for example by tissue immunostaining, western blotting or solution IP. A specific mab termed 7VC which shows conformation specificity to CtmPrP, a prion protein conformer that triggers neurodegeneration under specific assay conditions of pH and copper concentration, is described. A second specific antibody termed 19B10 shows conformation specificity for NtmPrP, a prion protein conformer that downregulates total PrP expression and effects cell differentiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: The University of California at San Francisco
    Inventors: Carsten Korth, Vishwanath R. Lingappa
  • Patent number: 7905056
    Abstract: Brackets mounted to the corners of a garage door improve the strength of a garage structure in the event of an earthquake. As the garage sways during the earthquake, the door frame contacts the brackets mounted at the upper corners of the door. The brackets transfer shear forces from the frame to the door. Additional brackets mounted at the bottom corners of the door contact the lower portions of the frame and stop the horizontal movement of the garage door. By using the door to transfer the shear forces, the strength of the garage door frame is substantially improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventor: Laurence M. Kornfield
  • Patent number: D984605
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: JCDECAUX SAN FRANCISCO LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Krehlik, Bill Katz