Patents by Inventor Alexander Ross

Alexander Ross 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: 10293695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a circuit arrangement (100) for operating an electrical machine (101) in a motor vehicle, having a first electrical drive train (103-1) in which a first battery direct converter (105-1) can be connected to the electrical machine (101) via a first switching device (107-1); a second electrical drive train (103-2) in which a second battery direct converter (105-2) can be connected to the electrical machine (101) via a second switching device (107-2); a third electrical drive train (103-3) in which a third battery direct converter (105-3) is connected to the electrical machine (101), one converter connection of which can be connected to the second drive train (103-2) via a third switching device (107-3) and the other converter connection of which can be connected to the second drive train (103-2) via a fourth switching device (107-4); a DC voltage section (109) for providing a DC voltage for a vehicle electrical system, which DC voltage section is connected to the first, second an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Boesing, Alexander Ross, Matthias Heil, Rostislav Rogov
  • Patent number: 10296800
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light illuminates a valuable media item along a pathway of a valuable media depository and UV signal readings are captured in response to the illuminated valuable media item. The signal readings are adjusted to account for any integrated metallic material and for any contamination present on the media item or any contamination that is a result of the media item having been washed. The adjusted signal readings are processed to determine whether the media item is genuine and/or fit for being further processed within the depository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Yun-Qian Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • Publication number: 20190148861
    Abstract: A connector assembly attaches downhole tools to one another to form a tool string. The connector assembly includes male and female subs, each with latch ends that selectively latch to one another. Ends of the subs distal from their latch ends are configured for attachment to the downhole tools. A plug assembly is in one of the subs and a socket assembly is disposed in the other sub; the plug and socket assemblies mate with one another when the subs attach. Mating the plug and socket assemblies forms a signal communication path through the connector assembly so that adjacent tools are in signal communication. The plug and socket assemblies and male and female subs are annular and circumscribe a bore that extends axially through the connector assembly. Downhole tools that attach to opposing ends of the connector assembly are in communication through the bore in the connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Colby W. Ross, Charles Alexander McClean, Patrick Ryan Markwardt, Timothy W. Sampson
  • Publication number: 20180358920
    Abstract: A bonding assembly for joining a rooftop assembly and a photovoltaic (PV) assembly is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alberto CAYUELA, Robert Andrew LORDON, Alexander Ross Craig SMITH
  • Patent number: 10152723
    Abstract: A method of providing services to computing devices includes establishing a connection over the Internet with a computing device; receiving data from the computing device during the connection; extracting a signal from the data received from the computing device; estimating a relative age of the computing device based on the extracted signal; selecting a service from a plurality of services based on the estimated relative age of the computing device; and providing the selected service to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Craig Warner, Timothy O'Connor, Alexander Ross
  • Publication number: 20180350869
    Abstract: A residual Infrared (IR) image is calculated from IR images of valuable media having embedded IR security features and visible light images of the valuable media. Features of the IR residual image are extracted as a template for authenticating valuable media items. The template is applied against a presented valuable media item having an embedded IR security feature for assisting in determining whether the presented valuable media item is genuine and fit for further processing within a valuable media depository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yun-Qian Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • Publication number: 20180320863
    Abstract: A frame for a light fixture can include multiple detachably coupled components, where each of the detachably coupled components includes a channel inside of which at least one electrical conductor is disposed, and where at least one of the detachably coupled components includes at least one light module assembly coupling feature that is configured to couple to at least one light module assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: John T. Brlansky, Alexander Ross, John Leon, Sohana Arni
  • Publication number: 20180314904
    Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) light illuminates a valuable media item along a pathway of a valuable media depository and UV signal readings are captured in response to the illuminated valuable media item. The signal readings are adjusted to account for any integrated metallic material and for any contamination present on the media item or any contamination that is a result of the media item having been washed. The adjusted signal readings are processed to determine whether the media item is genuine and/or fit for being further processed within the depository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yun-Qian Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • Publication number: 20180250397
    Abstract: Methods are provided for the adjuvant treatment of operable HER2-positive primary breast cancer in human patients by administration of pertuzumab in addition to chemotherapy and trastuzumab. The methods reduce the risk of recurrence of invasive breast cancer or death for a patient diagnosed with HER2-positive early breast cancer (eBC) compared to administration of trastuzumab and chemotherapy, without pertuzumab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicants: Genentech, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
    Inventors: Mark C. BENYUNES, Graham Alexander ROSS
  • Publication number: 20180247308
    Abstract: Systems and methods for validation of a media object may include receiving the media object and detecting, using a sensor, a damaged portion of the media object. The media object may be validated against a standard. During the validation of the media object, the damaged portion of the media object may be given less weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Mike Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • Publication number: 20180232663
    Abstract: The system presented here can create a new machine learning model by improving and combining existing machine learning models in a modular way. By combining existing machine learning models, the system can avoid the step of training a new machine model. Further, by combining existing machine models in a modular way, the system can selectively train only a module, i.e. a part, of the new machine learning model. Using the disclosed system, the expensive steps of gathering 8 TB of data and using the data to train the new machine learning model over 16,000 processors for three days can be entirely avoided, or can be reduced by a half, a third, etc. depending on the size of the module requiring training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Alexander Ross, Douglas Wightman
  • Publication number: 20180199066
    Abstract: Introduced here is a technique to create small compressed image files while preserving data quality upon decompression. Upon receiving an uncompressed data, such as an image, a video, an audio, and/or a structured data, a machine learning model identifies an object in the uncompressed data such as a house, a dog, a text, a distinct audio signal, a unique data pattern, etc. The identified object is compressed using a compression treatment optimized for the identified object. The identified object, either before or after the compression, is removed from the uncompressed data. The uncompressed data with the identified object removed is compressed using a standard compression treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Alexander Ross
  • Publication number: 20180079346
    Abstract: An inertia-driven dump load apparatus is provided in association with motor vehicles. The inertia-driven dump load includes a container defined by two side walls and a front wall; and at least one pivotable connection means connecting the container to the vehicle bed. To operate the inertia-driven dump load apparatus, the apparatus is first placed within a vehicle bed. Once the apparatus is in place, material to be dumped can be loaded into the apparatus. Then, the vehicle is driven to a location where the dumping of the materials is desired. Finally, a force is applied to the apparatus such that the apparatus moves across the vehicle bed so that the apparatus tips over a tailgate of the vehicle bed so that the material to be dumped is dumped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas Alexander Ross, SR., Deborah Starwalt Feldman
  • Publication number: 20180029484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a circuit arrangement (100) for operating an electrical machine (101) in a motor vehicle, having a first electrical drive train (103-1) in which a first battery direct converter (105-1) can be connected to the electrical machine (101) via a first switching device (107-1); a second electrical drive train (103-2) in which a second battery direct converter (105-2) can be connected to the electrical machine (101) via a second switching device (107-2); a third electrical drive train (103-3) in which a third battery direct converter (105-3) is connected to the electrical machine (101), one converter connection of which can be connected to the second drive train (103-2) via a third switching device (107-3) and the other converter connection of which can be connected to the second drive train (103-2) via a fourth switching device (107-4); a DC voltage section (109) for providing a DC voltage for a vehicle electrical system, which DC voltage section is connected to the first, second an
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias Boesing, Alexander Ross, Matthias Heil, Rostislav Rogov
  • Publication number: 20170300977
    Abstract: A method of providing services to computing devices includes establishing a connection over the Internet with a computing device; receiving data from the computing device during the connection; extracting a signal from the data received from the computing device; estimating a relative age of the computing device based on the extracted signal; selecting a service from a plurality of services based on the estimated relative age of the computing device; and providing the selected service to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Warner, Timothy O'Connor, Alexander Ross, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Publication number: 20170177572
    Abstract: The user feedback module receives from a user device a selection of a seed media item. The seed media item includes a seed label. The user feedback module further generates a list, the list includes the seed label and a set of related labels based on the seed label. The seed label and each related label include a separate label weight. The user feedback module also identifies multiple media items associated with an associate label. The associate label includes at least one of the seed label or a related label of the first set of related labels. The user feedback module also transmits to the user device a first media item from the multiple media items. The user feedback module adjusts the label weight of the associate label based on a user feedback on the first media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: David Alexander Ross, Christopher Tim Althoff, Huazhong Ning, Mohamad Tarifi, Douglas Eck
  • Patent number: 9619470
    Abstract: A user feedback module, executable by a processing device from memory is disclosed. The user feedback module receives from a user device a selection of a seed media item. The seed media item includes a seed label. The user feedback module further generates a list, the list includes the seed label and a set of related labels based on the seed label. The seed label and each related label include a separate label weight. The user feedback module also identifies multiple media items associated with an associate label. The associate label includes at least one of the seed label or a related label of the first set of related labels. The user feedback module also transmits to the user device a first media item from the multiple media items. The user feedback module adjusts the label weight of the associate label based on a user feedback on the first media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Alexander Ross, Christopher Tim Althoff, Huazhong Ning, Mohamad Tarifi, Douglas Eck
  • Publication number: 20160328404
    Abstract: A text query from a user may be received. Playlists associated with the text query may be identified. A relevance score may be calculated for each of the playlists based at least in part on a relevance of the corresponding playlist to the text query. Furthermore, content items may be identified where each of the content items is included in at least one of the playlists. For each of the identified content items, one or more playlists that includes the corresponding content item may be identified. A score for each of the content items may be calculated based on the relevance score for each of the playlists that includes the corresponding content item. Furthermore, a new playlist may be generated for the user based on the scores for each of the content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: David Alexander Ross, Weijian Cheng, Nitin Jindal, Sherol Chen
  • Publication number: 20150324539
    Abstract: An improved emergency response system is provided. The system includes a patient or subscriber location database having a schedule of patient or subscriber activities. In one implementation, an emergency services server detects when the patient or subscriber is having a possible medical event as indicated by medical physiologic data transmitted from a wireless communication device proximate the patient. A third party such as a technologist and/or doctor diagnoses the patient and determines whether treatment is required. If treatment is required, a phone located remotely from the patient is used to call an emergency services first responder from a public safety access point in the patient's location. The remotely located phone has an automatic location identification database record that is updated based on the patient's current location as indicate by the patient location database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Ross Chiu, Neil Adam Frederick, Eric Alan Frederick, Jimmy Young Jae Chung
  • Patent number: D812802
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley Garrett, Travis Boyle, Alexander Ross, William Getzinger, John Leon