Patents by Inventor Alexander Anderson

Alexander Anderson 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: 11227252
    Abstract: Techniques for token-based control of item transport operations are described. In some examples, a Transport Rules Broker (“TRB”) receives a selection of transport rules associated with a user. The transport rules control operations that are performed by a carrier when the carrier transports an item from, for, or to the user. The TRB generates a token that is associated with the transport rules and/or the user. In a typical scenario, the user provides the token to a merchant computing system when ordering an item. Having received the token, the merchant computing system provides it (directly or indirectly) to the carrier computing system. The token controls operations that are performed by the carrier when the carrier transports the item to the user or other destination. In particular, the token causes the carrier to transport the item in accordance with the selected rules that are associated with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Zimberoff, Aliaksandr Hramadski, Alexander Uslontsev, Patricia Anderson, Stanislav Tugushev
  • Publication number: 20210403944
    Abstract: Methods and constructs for engineering circular RNA are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods and constructs comprise a vector for making circular RNA, the vector comprising the following elements operably connected to each other and arranged in the following sequence: a.) a 5? homology arm, b.) a 3? group I intron fragment containing a 3? splice site dinucleotide, c.) optionally, a 5? spacer sequence, d.) a protein coding or noncoding region, e.) optionally, a 3? spacer sequence, f) a 5? Group I intron fragment containing a 5? splice site dinucleotide, and g.) a 3? homology arm, the vector allowing production of a circular RNA that is translatable or biologically active inside eukaryotic cells. Methods for purifying the circular RNA produced by the vector and the use of nucleoside modifications in circular RNA produced by the vector are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel G. Anderson, Robert Alexander Wesselhoeft, Piotr S. Kowalski
  • Patent number: 11203767
    Abstract: Methods and constructs for engineering circular RNA are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods and constructs comprise a vector for making circular RNA, the vector comprising the following elements operably connected to each other and arranged in the following sequence: a.) a 5? homology arm, b.) a 3? group I intron fragment containing a 3? splice site dinucleotide, c.) optionally, a 5? spacer sequence, d.) a protein coding or noncoding region, e.) optionally, a 3? spacer sequence, f.) a 5? Group I intron fragment containing a 5? splice site dinucleotide, and g.) a 3? homology arm, the vector allowing production of a circular RNA that is translatable or biologically active inside eukaryotic cells. Methods for purifying the circular RNA produced by the vector and the use of nucleoside modifications in circular RNA produced by the vector are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daniel G. Anderson, Robert Alexander Wesselhoeft, Piotr S. Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20210027955
    Abstract: A flexible switch has a deformable body and a plurality of electrodes, at least one of the electrodes being provided on the deformable body. The switch has a first state in which the electrodes are spaced apart and a second state in which the electrodes are in electrical contact, and the switch is configured to allow movement between the states when a force is applied to or removed from the deformable body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Iain Alexander ANDERSON, Markus HENKE
  • Patent number: 10860929
    Abstract: An encoder system trains a compression model that includes an autoencoder model and a frame extractor model. The encoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive a set of target frames and a previous state tensor for the set of target frames and generate compressed code. The decoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive the compressed code and the previous state tensor for the set of frames and generate a next state tensor for the set of target frames. The frame extractor model is coupled to receive the next state tensor and generate a set of reconstructed frames that correspond to the set of target frames by performing one or more operations on the state tensor. The state tensor for the set of frames includes information from frames of the video that can be used by the frame extractor to generate reconstructed frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WaveOne Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Rippel, Sanjay Nair, Carissa Lew, Steve Branson, Alexander Anderson, Lubomir Bourdev
  • Patent number: 10804038
    Abstract: The invention provides an electric circuit device including a conductive element configured to provide an electrical input to an electrical component, the resistivity of the conductive element being variable based at least on the extent of deformation thereof, and a deformable body coupled directly or indirectly to, or integral with, the conductive element such that deformation of the body causes the conductive element to deform, thereby varying the resistance thereof and altering the input to the electrical component. Said devices may be used singularly or in combination as logic elements within electrical circuits, providing drive and/or control functionality. Particular embodiments provide improved electrostatic generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Iain Alexander Anderson, Thomas Gregory McKay, Emilio Patricio Calius
  • Publication number: 20200319236
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a sensing apparatus comprising a set of N capacitive sensors connected over a single physical channel provided by two terminals, the apparatus comprising: a sensing array having a first capacitive sensor and N?1 parallel capacitive sensors each connected in parallel with first capacitive sensor, each capacitive sensor having electrodes separated by a dielectric to provide a capacitance which is able to vary with deformation to provide sensing, the array having a set of N?1 resistances each being in series with a respective one of the N?1 parallel capacitive sensors; a solution module operable to determine the capacitance of each capacitive sensor by finding solutions for a vector function equating reactance measured at the two terminals to an analytical model for impedance and/or reactance of the circuit seen at the two terminals, wherein the analytical model comprises N capacitances, each connected in parallel with each other, and comprises N series resistances each conne
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Iain Alexander Anderson, Andreas Tairych
  • Publication number: 20200272903
    Abstract: An encoder system trains a compression model that includes an autoencoder model and a frame extractor model. The encoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive a set of target frames and a previous state tensor for the set of target frames and generate compressed code. The decoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive the compressed code and the previous state tensor for the set of frames and generate a next state tensor for the set of target frames. The frame extractor model is coupled to receive the next state tensor and generate a set of reconstructed frames that correspond to the set of target frames by performing one or more operations on the state tensor. The state tensor for the set of frames includes information from frames of the video that can be used by the frame extractor to generate reconstructed frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Oren Rippel, Sanjay Nair, Carissa Lew, Steve Branson, Alexander Anderson, Lubomir Bourdev
  • Patent number: 10685282
    Abstract: An encoder system trains a compression model that includes an autoencoder model and a frame extractor model. The encoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive a set of target frames and a previous state tensor for the set of target frames and generate compressed code. The decoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive the compressed code and the previous state tensor for the set of frames and generate a next state tensor for the set of target frames. The frame extractor model is coupled to receive the next state tensor and generate a set of reconstructed frames that correspond to the set of target frames by performing one or more operations on the state tensor. The state tensor for the set of frames includes information from frames of the video that can be used by the frame extractor to generate reconstructed frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WaveOne Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Rippel, Sanjay Nair, Carissa Lew, Steve Branson, Alexander Anderson, Lubomir Bourdev
  • Publication number: 20200036995
    Abstract: An encoder system trains a compression model that includes an autoencoder model and a frame extractor model. The encoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive a set of target frames and a previous state tensor for the set of target frames and generate compressed code. The decoding portion of the autoencoder is coupled to receive the compressed code and the previous state tensor for the set of frames and generate a next state tensor for the set of target frames. The frame extractor model is coupled to receive the next state tensor and generate a set of reconstructed frames that correspond to the set of target frames by performing one or more operations on the state tensor. The state tensor for the set of frames includes information from frames of the video that can be used by the frame extractor to generate reconstructed frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Oren Rippel, Sanjay Nair, Carissa Lew, Steve Branson, Alexander Anderson, Lubomir Bourdev
  • Patent number: 10542605
    Abstract: A control system including an input component configured to receive an input and generate control information in response to the input; a communication link coupled to the input component; and a plurality of control components, each of the control components coupled to the input component through the communication link and configured to receive the control information and to actuate an associated actuator in response to the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Leinen, David E. Burgess, Scott Alexander Anderson, Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 10250166
    Abstract: The invention relates to transformers. More particularly, the invention relates to transformers using (preferably electrostatic and more preferably dielectric elastomer) transducers such as generators and actuators. The invention further provides a priming circuit therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Iain Alexander Anderson, Thomas Gregory McKay, Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Emilio Patricio Calius
  • Patent number: 10228396
    Abstract: The invention provides circuits, systems and methods for dielectric elastomer device (DED) self-sensing. The circuit comprises a first DED coupled or adapted for coupling to a first voltage source (for providing an actuating or priming signal, for example); a current sensor provided in series with the first DED; and an oscillating signal source coupled to the first DED and adapted to cause an oscillation in a voltage across the DED, wherein the oscillating signal source is decoupled from the first voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Todd Alan Gisby, Thomas Gregory McKay, Ho Cheong Lo, Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Iain Alexander Anderson
  • Patent number: 9994340
    Abstract: The present application provides an automated beverage dispenser for dispensing a beverage and ice into a cup. The automated beverage dispenser may include an ice dispensing station with an ice auger and a weight sensor, a beverage dispensing station, and a control device. The control device instructs the ice auger to fill the cup with a predetermined amount of ice and instructs the beverage dispensing station to fill the cup with a predetermined amount of the beverage in response to a weight of the cup as determined by the weight sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Angus, Kenneth Andrew Nicoll, Mark David Rob, Sean Pickett, Mark Brian Dockrill, Ravisha Sellahewa, Stephen Houghton, Scott Alexander Anderson
  • Publication number: 20170208665
    Abstract: A control system including an input component configured to receive an input and generate control information in response to the input; a communication link coupled to the input component; and a plurality of control components, each of the control components coupled to the input component through the communication link and configured to receive the control information and to actuate an associated actuator in response to the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: RICHARD A. LEINEN, DAVID E. BURGESS, SCOTT ALEXANDER ANDERSON, KEVIN PARSONS
  • Publication number: 20170199022
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor apparatus comprising a dielectric elastomer device, a power source, a sensor, and a processor. The dielectric elastomer device comprises a layer of dielectric material and a pair of conductive electrodes on opposing sides of the dielectric layer. The power source is coupled with the electrodes to apply a stimulus signal between the electrodes, the stimulus signal comprising two or more stimulus components of different frequencies. A sensor coupled with the electrodes obtains a sensing signal indicative of a frequency response of the dielectric elastomer device. The processor is coupled with the sensor to receive the sensing signal, and configured to detect an external coupling with the dielectric elastomer device based at least in part upon the frequency response of the dielectric elastomer device. Also provided is a method for sensing an external coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Iain Alexander Anderson, Daniel Xu
  • Patent number: 9697959
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mechanically-actuated switch comprising a deformable conductive element providing a conductive path between a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the effective geometry of the conductive element changes suddenly upon deformation to cause a disproportionately large change in a resistance between the first and second terminals. The switch can be made from lightweight and soft materials, and is particularly suited for integration with dielectric elastomer devices. Also disclosed are various circuits and a method for controlling circuits including the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventors: Iain Alexander Anderson, Thomas Gregory McKay, Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Todd Alan Gibsy
  • Patent number: 9639068
    Abstract: A control system including an input component configured to receive an input and generate control information in response to the input; a communication link coupled to the input component; and a plurality of control components, each of the control components coupled to the input component through the communication link and configured to receive the control information and to actuate an associated actuator in response to the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard A. Leinen, David E. Burgess, Scott Alexander Anderson, Kevin Parsons
  • Publication number: 20170061374
    Abstract: Methods and systems for standardizing spare parts lists including uploading one or more spare parts lists to a central portal; standardizing the one or more spare parts lists via the central portal, wherein the access to a standardizing level of the portal is associated with an advanced security clearance level; storing the one or more standardized spare parts lists in a database; releasing the one or more standardized spare parts lists; displaying the one or more standardized spare parts lists on a graphical user interface communicatively coupled to the central portal; and displaying a first asset to inventory ratio report over a period of time of an asset to inventory ratio based at least in part on data from the standardized one or more spare parts lists for at least one of an industrial manufacturing site and a plurality of industrial manufacturing sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Anderson
  • Patent number: D784478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander Anderson Therrell