Patents by Inventor Allen Hall

Allen Hall 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: 20200114180
    Abstract: A wearable body harness has first and second shoulder straps arranged in an X-shape, a back plate on a rear portion of the shoulder straps with the first shoulder strap crossing over the second at the back plate. The back plate includes a pair of lower guide slots, having a first lower guide slot side and a second lower guide slot side contiguous with the first and arranged at an angle relative thereto, and a pair of upper guide slots, having a first upper guide slot side and a second upper guide slot side contiguous with the first and arranged at an angle relative thereto. A first of the pair of upper and lower guide slots route a webbing material of the first shoulder strap. A second of the pair of upper and the pair of lower guide slots route the webbing material of the second shoulder strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Monahan, Mark Allen Hall
  • Publication number: 20200114181
    Abstract: A wearable body harness may include a first shoulder strap; a second shoulder strap; at least one adjustment mechanism having a first end connected to at least one of the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap and a free, second end opposite the first end; a belt strap connected to the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap via the at least one adjustment strap; and an adjustment mechanism configured for selectively raising or lowering a position of the belt strap relative to the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap. The adjustment mechanism may be connected to at least one of the first shoulder strap and the second shoulder strap. The second end of the at least one adjustment strap is connected to the adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Monahan, Mark Allen Hall
  • Publication number: 20200109321
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a curable composition comprising a first component having ?-ketoester and/or malonate functionalities and a second component having two or more aldehyde functionalities. The compositions can be cured at room temperature or low temperatures to yield crosslinked networks that are capable of providing desirable properties for coating and adhesive applications. The reactive functionalities of ?-ketoester, malonate, and aldehyde can be either on polymers as the main binders or on small molecules as the crosslinkers. The curable compositions desirably are either solventless or organic solvent based.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Thauming Kuo, Vasudev R. Bhonde, Phillip Bryan Hall, Nick Allen Collins
  • Publication number: 20200081545
    Abstract: Motion detection computing devices may have difficulty determining precise motions of a user who suffers from unintended movement, such as tremors, associated with a physical or medical condition. Aspects described herein relate to motion compensation for detected motion input, e.g., 3D motion, from such users. As described herein, a system may detect the presence of rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics within captured motion input from a user. The system may determine one or more filters to apply to the captured motion input based on the rhythmic motion, other input characteristics, and/or information in a user profile. The one or more filters may be applied to the captured motion input in order to suppress or minimize the effects of the rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics thereby resulting in an enhanced user experience in an interactive system, such as a 3D, virtual and/or augmented reality environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Edward David Monnerat
  • Publication number: 20200053404
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for predicting a user field-of-view change and determining transmission regions of immersive video (IV) content for an IV device are presented. A field-of-view change of a user device may be predicted. A transmission region in one or more video frames of the IV content may be determined based on the predicted change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Federico Buratti, Justin Thompson
  • Patent number: 10549660
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly comprises a body with a center portion and four corner portions and a seating surface. A supporting layer is disposed below the body. A thermal transfer node is disposed in the body. The thermal transfer node includes a heat sink and a thermoelectric device. The heat sink is located between the seating surface and the thermoelectric device. The heat sink and the thermoelectric device are configured to draw heat away from the heating surface. A fluid moves proximate the thermal transfer node and into the supporting layer to draw heat away from the thermal transfer node. A phase change material is disposed between the seating surface and the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Amber LaVerne Hall, Keith Allen Godin, Alan George Dry, S. M. Akbar Berry
  • Publication number: 20200029756
    Abstract: A toilet seat with handles is disclosed. The handles include light transmitters and light receivers. The light transmitters and receivers may be used to determine blood oxygen saturation levels and heart rate of a toilet seat user. Ultrasonic transmitters and receivers in the toilet seat handle are also disclosed for determining bone density of a toilet seat user. The handles may be retractable and may include UV sanitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Andrew Davis, Justin R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10444144
    Abstract: We disclose a method of tagging nutritional or drug compositions using chemical entities which are known to be safely consumed and which are detectable using known techniques, including near IR spectroscopy. The chemical entities used as tags may be detected in easily obtainable biological samples, including urine and feces. The biological sample may be deposited into a medical toilet which may analyze the biological sample using an analytical device associated with the medical toilet. The tag may be identified and quantified to then identify and quantify the nutritional or drug composition the subject consumed along with the tag. This system may be used to track the source of a food or drug, confirm compliance to a prescribed diet or drug treatment, confirm drug consumption in clinical trials, identify the source of contaminated food, and identify the food substances used to produce food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Daniel Hendricks, Andrew Nguyen, Conrad Rosenbrock, Travis Niederhauser, Joe Fox, Terrece Pearman, Steven J. M. Butala
  • Patent number: 10441252
    Abstract: We disclose a medical toilet that includes a system for interpreting measurements collected by medical devices on or in the medical toilet and for customizing the measurements to each user. The system may use information about the user to selecting which measurements to perform, select or modify parameters that apply to the measurement techniques, and select follow-up measurements that may be performed based on the first set of measurements. These decisions may be made according to the user's physical, demographic, or medical status information that may be entered into a controller connected to the medical toilet. The controller may apply a set of rules to the measurements and thereby determine a value which provides an estimate of the validity of the measurements and which may be used to make adjustments to subsequent measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Min Kang, Ben Swenson, Terrece Pearman
  • Patent number: 10429935
    Abstract: Motion detection computing devices may have difficulty determining precise motions of a user who suffers from unintended movement, such as tremors, associated with a physical or medical condition. Aspects described herein relate to motion compensation for detected motion input, e.g., 3D motion, from such users. As described herein, a system may detect the presence of rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics within captured motion input from a user. The system may determine one or more filters to apply to the captured motion input based on the rhythmic motion, other input characteristics, and/or information in a user profile. The one or more filters may be applied to the captured motion input in order to suppress or minimize the effects of the rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics thereby resulting in an enhanced user experience in an interactive system, such as a 3D, virtual and/or augmented reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Edward David Monnerat
  • Patent number: 10409960
    Abstract: We disclose a telemedicine device for tracking, dispensing, and retrieving medical supplies as well as methods of its use. The device includes a medical supply dispensing and retrieving station which includes a medical supply dispenser and medical supply receptacle. Both the medical supply dispenser and medical supply receptacle may include multiple compartments which house medical supplies. The device may include a communication port for receiving prescription information. The device includes a personal identification indicator which verifies the identity of the user and links the identity to the user's prescription information. The device may include medical devices. The medical devices may conduct measurements to confirm efficacy of a medical supply or screen for side effects. The device may confirm proper usage of a medical supply by weighing an unused portion of the medical supply and comparing it to the weight expected for the amount that should be remaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Ben Swenson, Conrad Rosenbrock
  • Patent number: 10408849
    Abstract: We disclose a method of using taggants to assess how and to what extent a drug in a drug composition that a user has consumed has decayed in response to storage conditions and time. The taggants may decay in response to environmental conditions which cause different drugs to lose their efficacy. These environmental conditions may include light, temperature, oxidation, and age. The taggants may be detected in biological samples, including urine and feces. By identifying the taggants, the drug composition and other information relating to the drug may be identified. Additionally, quantification of the different taggants may be used to determine whether the drug in the drug composition has been exposed to environmental conditions which may reduce its efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Conrad Rosenbrock, Daniel Hendricks, Andrew Nguyen, Steven J. M. Butala, Travis Niederhauser, Terrece Pearman, Joe Fox
  • Patent number: 10390063
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for predicting a user field-of-view change and determining transmission regions of immersive video (IV) content for an IV device are presented. A field-of-view change of a user device may be predicted. A transmission region in one or more video frames of the IV content may be determined based on the predicted change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Federico Buratti, Justin Thompson
  • Patent number: 10383576
    Abstract: A synthetic aperture photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor is disclosed. A group or matrix of contiguous PPG sensors located on a toilet seat are conditionally combined based on sensor measurements. Conditional combinations may be based on timing data and signal-to-noise ratio data of each of the PPG measurements. Measurements associated with the conditional combinations are then used to determine a cardiac function of a toilet user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Andrew Davis, Daniel Hendricks, Justin Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190200058
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for predicting a user field-of-view change and determining transmission regions of immersive video (IV) content for an IV device are presented. A field-of-view change of a user device may be predicted. A transmission region in one or more video frames of the IV content may be determined based on the predicted change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Federico Buratti, Justin Thompson
  • Patent number: 10323399
    Abstract: A dryer for use with a bidet is disclosed. In one embodiment, a moveable dryer wand emits an air curtain as the dryer wand moves across the bidet bowl beneath the user after cleansing. We further disclose a dryer which produces a second air current which moves air in a different direction than that emitted by the dryer wand and further controls the movement of excess water remaining on a user after cleansing. A dryer that includes moveable dryer wand used in coordination with a moveable bidet wand are also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Jared Reynolds, Joshua Larsen, Jared Wagner, Terrece Pearman
  • Patent number: 10295511
    Abstract: We disclose a microfabricated device for both extracting and preconcentrating samples for gas chromatography analysis. The device includes a conduit with at least two sections and multiple ports which may be connected to multiple gas chromatography columns. The inner surface of the conduit may be coated with multiple sorbents which bind volatile analytes with different affinities. The sections of the conduit may be divided by a thermal barrier which inhibits heat transfer between sections. Consequently, each section may be independently heated to encourage desorption of volatile analytes. The disclosed device separates and concentrates volatile analytes into different pools according to their chemical and physical properties before they enter a gas chromatography column that is optimized for that pool. The device reduces the amount of heat and time needed to perform gas chromatography analysis as well as avoids the need for purified gas sources typically used for the moving phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Dan Allen, Steven Butala, Terrece Pearman
  • Patent number: 9923631
    Abstract: The invention introduces a new RF test and measurement methodology based on optical signal processing that has the capability to measure all of the RF parameters (both amplitude and phase) of an electronic component or system including transmission (S21) and reflection (S11). It can also be applied to measuring the electro-optic properties of electro-optic modulators, both phase modulators and intensity modulators. The basis of the invention is to use the RF information encoded in the optical sidebands generated by an electro-optic modulator to determine all of the relevant parameters of an electronic or electro-optic device. Optical carrier suppression techniques are used to isolate the information carrying optical sidebands from the dominant optical carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: EOSpace Inc.
    Inventors: David Emil Moilanen, Matthew Allen Hall
  • Publication number: 20170228025
    Abstract: Motion detection computing devices may have difficulty determining precise motions of a user who suffers from unintended movement, such as tremors, associated with a physical or medical condition. Aspects described herein relate to motion compensation for detected motion input, e.g., 3D motion, from such users. As described herein, a system may detect the presence of rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics within captured motion input from a user. The system may determine one or more filters to apply to the captured motion input based on the rhythmic motion, other input characteristics, and/or information in a user profile. The one or more filters may be applied to the captured motion input in order to suppress or minimize the effects of the rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics thereby resulting in an enhanced user experience in an interactive system, such as a 3D, virtual and/or augmented reality environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Edward David Monnerat
  • Patent number: 9702992
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus is disclosed comprising: a housing; a proof mass movable within the housing; an optical element mounted on one of the housing and the proof mass; a reflective element on the other one of the housing and the proof mass; a light source configured to illuminate grating and minor; and one or more detectors configured to detect light incident from the reflective element and the diffractive element and generate a signal indicative of the relative displacement of proof mass and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SILICON AUDIO SEISMIC, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Dean Avenson, Matthew Raymon Christensen, Caesar Theodore Garcia, Neal Allen Hall, Abidin Guclu Onaran, James Coe Schlicher, Ahmad Zaatari