Patents by Inventor Alexander Watson

Alexander Watson 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: 20210147578
    Abstract: A substantially insoluble compound having a polysaccharide backbone which is derivatised at one or more of its hydroxyl groups with a ligand (L) bound to the sugar moiety by a sulphur atom which may be tailored according to a wide range of applications. The compound is useful as a catalyst and in removal of contaminants from a feed containing particularly metal ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Taylor, Laura C. Forfar, Paul M. Murray, Christopher North, Alexander Watson
  • Publication number: 20210148385
    Abstract: A hydraulic fracturing valve control system includes an electric powered, multi-plunger hydraulic fracturing pump. The system also includes a manifold coupled to the hydraulic fracturing pump. The system further includes a valve associated with the manifold, the valve being operable to move between an open position, a closed position, and a plurality of intermediate positions. The system includes a valve actuator, coupled to the valve, the valve actuator being an electric actuator that is remotely controllable in response to one or more operational aspects of the hydraulic fracturing pump. The system also includes a control interface, the control interface forming at least a portion of a control system, the control interface being accessible from a location remote from the hydraulic fracturing pump and outside of a zone of pressure formed by the hydraulic fracturing pump during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: U.S. Well Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Brunty, Jeremiah Luke Wright, Alexander Christinzio, Brandon Hinderliter, Lon Robinson, Jared Oehring, Arden Albert, Joshua Watson
  • Publication number: 20210141508
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Publication number: 20200347831
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating electricity from falling material includes a capture wheel arranged to receive a falling material and be rotated thereby. The capture wheel may be mounted on a transportable housing having a generator therein. The housing may be a shipping container and the apparatus may be arranged to fit entirely within the shipping container for transportation. The capture wheel may include a hub comprising a central core encapsulated in a layer of resilient material; a wheel framework extending from the hub, wherein the wheel framework is connected to the resilient layer; and a plurality of bucket sections mounted on the wheel framework and arranged to receive the falling material. The hub may be a tri-layer hub including a central core, a layer of resilient material, and an outer support ring surrounding the layer of resilient material. A method of generating electricity using such an apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Alexander Watson
  • Publication number: 20190366182
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a wave in a body of water may include altering a flow of water as it is urged through an inlet, contoured passage, and outlet. For example, a primary flow of water may be altered so that one or more secondary flows are created at angles to the direction of primary flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: James Alexander WATSON
  • Publication number: 20190281076
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Patent number: 10320819
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Publication number: 20190116830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sweetener composition comprising at least one sugar alcohol, at least one reducing monosaccharide and/or at least one reducing disaccharide, at least one oligosaccharide and/or at least one polysaccharide, at least one amino acid, at least one anti-laxative agent, at least one biocompatible alkali metal salt and/or at least one biocompatible alkaline earth metal salt and monk fruit and/or a product of monk fruit and/or at least one sweetener of monk fruit. Further, the invention refers to a consumable, in particular edible consumable, comprising the sweetener composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Miles Alexander Watson
  • Publication number: 20180248895
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Patent number: 9046326
    Abstract: A ballistic laminate structure in sheet form includes first and second pre-annealed nonwoven fabric layers. Each fabric layer is constructed of a loosely assembled array of unidirectionally-oriented, untwisted, high performance fibers. The layers are joined together at an angle to form a dimensionally stable cross-plied fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventors: Miles S. Rothman, Alexander Watson, Kenneth Herbert Keuchel
  • Publication number: 20120052811
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a wide-band spectrum analyzer system uses a combination of components to achieve wide-band spectrum analysis to conduct a spectrum survey to provide an optimum selected frequency for communication. A certain frequency within a band may be identified for a mobile device, such as a cellular telephone or satellite radio system, to receive or transmit communications signals. The spectrum survey may provide a mobile network a number of frequency options. The system for conducting the spectrum survey may be stationary or mobile and may be implemented in hardware, software or a combination of hardware and software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Sean Lane, Jacinda Shelly
  • Patent number: 7739658
    Abstract: A web server (1) responds to a request message from a remote user device (2) by dynamically generating web page code capable of being interpreted by the user device. A device type identifier (45) is extracted from the request message and is input to a code generating engine (21) which interprets stored instructions for generating the web page code with reference to selected device dependent information corresponding to the device type identifier. The web page information is stored as a content document comprising a set of instructions written in a script language. The web server generates web pages in an appropriate form for each user device without the need to convert web pages from one form to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Volantis Systems Limited
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Watson, Jonathan Rhys Tyack Lewis
  • Publication number: 20090249949
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods, systems and devices for mitigation of bubbles in a micro-fluidic environment. For example, the invention relates to methods, systems and devices for mitigation of bubbles from reagents, solvents, formulations and for improving chemical reactions in micro-fluidic systems, such as for fluorescence detection and polynucleotide sequencing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Helicos BioSciences Corporation
    Inventors: John Kepler, Alexander Watson
  • Publication number: 20090246085
    Abstract: A liquid storage apparatus provides a safe and easy to use device for efficiently managing liquid reagents used in a variety of laboratory equipment. The liquid storage apparatus helps reduce the likelihood of accidents, allows for flexibility of experimental design, and helps maximize the use of chemical regents to prevent waste. The apparatus includes a plurality of containers with a pierceable septum interface at each end. The apparatus also includes a lower array of needles with each of the lower needles in the lower array of needles arranged to penetrate the bottom pierceable septum of a different one of the containers. The apparatus further includes a piercing device arranged to penetrate the top pierceable septum of a different one of the containers. Each of the piercing devices include a passageway so gas can flow into the pierced container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, John Price, Parris Wellamn, John Kepler
  • Publication number: 20040049574
    Abstract: A web server (1) responds to a request message from a remote user device (2) by dynamically generating web page code capable of being interpreted by the user device. A device type identifier (45) is extracted from the request message and is input to a code generating engine (25) which interprets stored instructions for generating the web page code with reference to selected device dependent information corresponding to the device type identifier. The web page information is stored as a content document comprising a set of instructions written in a script language. The web server generates web pages in an appropriate form for each user device without the need to convert web pages from one form to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Mark Alexander Watson, Jonathan Rhys Tyack Lewis
  • Publication number: 20030191554
    Abstract: A method of producing a control data set capable of controlling a machine tool comprising the steps of:
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Raymond Macdonald Russell, Stuart Alexander Watson
  • Patent number: RE29067
    Abstract: A compact flatbed page scanner for facsimile transmission is described. The apparatus uses a linear charge coupled imaging device (CCID) for both light detection and electronic scanning across the width of the page. Compactness is achieved by folding the optical path from the scanned line to the CCID. A moving carriage below a horizontal glass plate supporting the document to be scanned carries: the linear CCID, a lens for focusing an image of one scanning line of the page onto the CCID, an assembly of bar mirrors for folding the path of the light beam from the scanning line to the lens, and tubular lamps for illuminating the scanning line. The motion of the carriage beneath the horizontal glass plate permits scanning an array of parallel lines, equally spaced over the length of the page. In the apparatus described, scanning a complete page may be performed from 4 seconds to several minutes, depending on the bandwidth available for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated
    Inventor: Hugh Alexander Watson