Patents by Inventor Alan Evans

Alan Evans 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: 20230386161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating an image of an automobile can include generating an artificial surface for a 3D model of the automobile, blending the artificial surface with a real world surface, and generating the image of the automobile using a blended surface. The image can have a number of different blended surfaces (e.g., a cleaner floor, shadows for the automobile, reflections for the automobile). The images can be used to create a 360 degree display of the automobile where the blended surface is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Applicant: Carvana, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Richard Melling, Pedro Damian Velez Salas, Grant Evan Schindler, Bruno Jean Francois, Remy Tristan Cilia
  • Patent number: 11810262
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: generating a mask of an object using one or more images; generating a 3D model of the object using the mask of the object; facilitating displaying a 3D display of the object on an electronic device of a user using the 3D model; receiving, from the electronic device of the user, a zoom selection on the 3D display of the object; in response to receiving the zoom selection, facilitating displaying a zoomed 3D display of the object on the electronic device of the user; receiving, from the electronic device of the user, a zoom rotation selection of the object in the zoomed 3D display; and in response to receiving the zoom rotation selection, facilitating rotating the 3D display of the object in the zoomed 3D display on the electronic device of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Carvana, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Richard Melling, Pedro Damian Velez Salas, Grant Evan Schindler, Bruno Jean Francois, Remy Tristan Cilia
  • Publication number: 20230351602
    Abstract: Methods for the image processing od cells are disclosed for the purpose of segmenting cell colonies for further processing to determine confluence, counting and morphology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Thrive Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan BLANCHARD, Kenneth W. CHAPMAN, Christian D. CHAPMAN, Frank EVANS
  • Patent number: 11801360
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Gavin Walsh Millar, Stephen David Evans, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, James William Stanton, David Leon McCauley, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Adrian John Elsworth, Michael John Andresen, Jonathan Andrew George Lambert, Sandeep Singh Gurm, Tessa Hazel Paris, Joseph Nathaniel Griffiths, Ping Si, Christopher Gareth Sims, Elmo Benson Stoks, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Peter Alan Seekup, Po-Yen Liu, Richard Edward Lang, Paul James Tonkin, Ian Lee Wai Kwan
  • Patent number: 11795365
    Abstract: A method including forming a hydrophobic film on one or more surfaces as part of a geothermal operation in which a circulating fluid comprising water is injected into an injection well, absorbs heat, and is recovered from a production well prior to extraction of at least a portion of the heat therefrom and recycle of the circulating fluid back to the or another injection well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Nguyen, Brian Alan Evans
  • Patent number: 11779796
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a portable exercise device that may be arranged in a number of different orientations and positions on the body of an individual. The portable exercise device includes a resistance assembly that enables a resistance of the portable exercise device to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: 2-B-Fit LLC
    Inventors: Alan Gene Larson, Michael Walker Larson, Trent Evan Garner
  • Patent number: 11727657
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processors and one or more non-transitory storage devices storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: generating a mask of an object using one or more images; generating a 3D model of the object using the mask of the object; simulating an artificial 3D capture environment; generating an artificial surface for the object in the artificial 3D capture environment; transferring the artificial surface for the object to the one or more images; and blending the artificial surface for the object with a real-world surface in the one or more images. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Carvana, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Richard Melling, Pedro Damian Velez Salas, Grant Evan Schindler, Bruno Jean Francois, Remy Tristan Cilia
  • Patent number: 11728654
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for operating a power generating asset. Accordingly, at least one external data set indicative of a plurality of variables affecting the performance of the power generating asset is received by the controller. The controller also receives at least one operational data set indicative of the performance of the power generating asset. A plurality of production-assessment models for the power generating asset are generated and trained based on the data sets. A performance prediction is then generated for each of a plurality of model-variable combinations and a control action is implemented based on one of the performance predictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Renovables Espana, S.L.
    Inventors: Zhanpan Zhang, Scott Charles Evans, Peter Alan Gregg, Matthew David Pepple, Manuel Rodolfo Valdez, David William Eldridge, Ricardo Zetina Benignos, Andrew T. Ferree
  • Publication number: 20230235208
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for enhancing wellbores and propped fractures for use in geothermal operations are provided. In some embodiments, the methods comprise: drilling with a drilling composition at least a portion of a first wellbore, wherein the drilling composition comprises a base fluid, a resin, and a thermally conductive filler; introducing a fracturing fluid into the first wellbore at a first pressure sufficient to create at least a first set of fractures extending from and in fluid communication with the first wellbore; and introducing a first plurality of proppant particulates into at least the first set of fractures, wherein a second wellbore penetrates at least a second portion of the subterranean formation, and wherein a second set of fractures extends from and is in fluid communication with the second wellbore into the subterranean formation, and the first set of fractures is in fluid communication with the second set of fractures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Alan Evans, Philip D. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20230191097
    Abstract: A two-part bioactive agent delivery system, the system including a disposable part comprising an agent reservoir, a bolus chamber, the volume of the bolus chamber being less than the volume of the agent reservoir, an agent outlet, and a valve having a first position communicating the agent reservoir with the bolus chamber and a second position communicating the bolus chamber with the outlet; and a reusable part including a valve driver, a power source and control electronics, the control electronics being adapted to control the valve driver to actuate the valve to deliver bioactive agent from the agent reservoir to the agent outlet; the system further having a spring extending between the agent reservoir piston and a surface of the reusable part or of the disposable part to pressurize the agent reservoir when the spring is compressed and the agent reservoir contains a quantity of bioactive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Zita S. NETZEL, Gary STACEY, Alexander David NORMAN, Congyi HUANG, Timothy Charles FREARSON, Charles Frazer KILBY, Patrick H. RUANE, Alan J. LEVY, Kevin W. GELSTON, Jennifer DARMOUR, Jenny E. HAPGOOD, David Evans ROTH, Ronald A. OVERBECK, Ling-Kang TONG
  • Patent number: 11678257
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices implement supplemental scanning for establishing network connections in wireless networks. Methods include sending a request to a wireless device, the request including a plurality of scanning parameters, the plurality of scanning parameters identifying a plurality of requested wireless network parameters. Methods also include receiving a reply from the wireless device, the reply including a result of one or more scanning operations performed based on the plurality of scanning parameters. Methods further include selecting, using one or more processors, one or more network connection operations based, at least in part, on the result of the one or more scanning operations, the one or more network connection operations identifying a timing relative to a plurality of wireless projection packets. Methods additionally include performing, using the one or more processors, the one or more network connection operations based, at least in part, on the identified timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Merlock, Greg Gangitano, Kenneth Lap-Yu Ma, Bradley Evans
  • Patent number: 11565796
    Abstract: An aircraft assembly having: a first part; a second part, the second part being movably mounted with respect to the first part; an electro-hydraulic actuator coupled between the second part and a first anchor point, the actuator comprising a cylinder defining a bore and a piston and rod assembly slidably mounted within the bore and an active chamber within which an increase in fluid pressure causes the actuator to change during a first phase between first and second extension states to move the second part relative to the first part. The electro-hydraulic actuator further includes a hydraulic fluid supply circuit comprising a piezo-electric pump operable to supply pressurised fluid to the active chamber to change the actuator between first and second extension states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Royston Alan Evans, Paul Shaw
  • Patent number: 11548782
    Abstract: Green hydrogen and solid carbon can be produced by reacting captured methane with a catalyst in a reaction chamber. A liquid base fluid can form a continuous phase within the reaction chamber with a plurality of liquid metal carrier droplets dispersed in the base fluid. The catalyst can be nano-sized particles that can coat the surfaces of the carrier droplets. Agitation can be supplied to the reaction chamber to maintain dispersion of the liquid metal carrier droplets and increase contact of the methane and catalyst particles. The reaction temperature can be less than the temperature required for water electrolysis or steam methane reforming processes. The green hydrogen and solid carbon can be used as a power source for wellsite equipment in the form of fuel cells to generate electricity or power or used to charge batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D Nguyen, Ronald Glen Dusterhoft, Brian Alan Evans, Stanley Vernon Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11499086
    Abstract: A method for strengthening a subterranean formation is disclosed herein. A method of strengthening a subterranean formation includes: introducing a first fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the first fluid includes polyvalent cations; and introducing a second fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the second fluid includes a dissolved silicate in an aqueous-base fluid; wherein the dissolved silicate reacts with the polyvalent cations in the subterranean formation to form a reaction product including precipitated silicate in the subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Brian Alan Evans, William Walter Shumway, Denise Nicole Benoit
  • Patent number: 11478162
    Abstract: Embodiments for assessing flow at an anatomical region of interest are disclosed. One embodiment uses pulsed contrast media injections at a known frequency along with corresponding image data to derive a measurement of blood flow velocity at the region of interest. Another embodiment uses incremental changes in known contrast media injection flow rates to match the blood flow rate relative to one of these known contrast media injection flow rates based on the presence of a particular indicia in image data. For example, this indicia can be the flow of contrast media out from a coronary artery back into the aorta or the onset of a steady state pixel density. A further embodiment uses contrast media injections that are synchronized with the cardiac cycle. For example, contrast media injections can be synchronized with the diastolic and/or systolic phases and used to measure blood flow accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert F. Wilson, Todd Suchecki, Thomas M. Snyder, Alan Evans, Bryan Brutlag
  • Patent number: 11377938
    Abstract: Techniques of the present disclosure relate to downhole perforation operations using fluid containing hollow spheres. A method comprising: disposing a perforating apparatus in a volume of hollow particles in a wellbore; and detonating the perforating apparatus to collapse a portion of the hollow particles to increase flow through at least one perforation resulting from a detonation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Brian Alan Evans, Denise Nicole Benoit, Daniel Joshua Stark
  • Patent number: 11251581
    Abstract: A device that is capable of eliminating a power trace that can be analyzed in a power analysis attack and serves as a highly effective countermeasure against power analysis attacks. The device comprising an optical source providing optical energy to an integrated circuit. An optical detector optically linked to the optical source and converts the optical energy from the optical source into electrical energy to power a secure circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Dworak, Ping Gui, Scott McWilliams, Gary Alan Evans
  • Publication number: 20220033069
    Abstract: An aircraft assembly having: a first part; a second part, the second part being movably mounted with respect to the first part; an electro-hydraulic actuator coupled between the second part and a first anchor point, the actuator comprising a cylinder defining a bore and a piston and rod assembly slidably mounted within the bore and an active chamber within which an increase in fluid pressure causes the actuator to change during a first phase between first and second extension states to move the second part relative to the first part. The electro-hydraulic actuator further includes a hydraulic fluid supply circuit comprising a piezo-electric pump operable to supply pressurised fluid to the active chamber to change the actuator between first and second extension states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS UK LTD
    Inventors: Royston Alan Evans, Paul Shaw
  • Patent number: 11180244
    Abstract: An aircraft assembly having: a first part; a second part, the second part being movably mounted with respect to the first part; an electro-hydraulic actuator coupled between the second part and a first anchor point, the actuator comprising a cylinder defining a bore and a piston and rod assembly slidably mounted within the bore and an active chamber within which an increase in fluid pressure causes the actuator to change during a first phase between first and second extension states to move the second part relative to the first part. The electro-hydraulic actuator further includes a hydraulic fluid supply circuit comprising a piezo-electric pump operable to supply pressurised fluid to the active chamber to change the actuator between first and second extension states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Royston Alan Evans, Paul Shaw
  • Patent number: D1005285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Pablo Caro, Imran Chaudhri, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Marc A. Newson, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer