Patents by Inventor Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen 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: 20190046515
    Abstract: The present invention is related to amino thiazole derivatives of Formula (I), pharmaceutical composition thereof and to their use for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of disorders or conditions related to Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NADPH Oxidase).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: PETER MACHIN, ANDREW SHARPE, CHRISTOPHER JAMES LOCK, MARK S. CHAMBERS, ALASTAIR HODGES, VIVIENNE ALLEN, JOHN M. ELLARD
  • Publication number: 20190050425
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing geographically relevant search results. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a geotoken for a resource. The geotoken can be a resource token that references a geographic location. A semantic geotoken can be selected using the received geotoken. The semantic geotoken is a standardized representation of the geographic location that includes one or more location-specific terms. The semantic geotoken is stored with a reference to the resource. Neighboring locations for the geographic location are determined. The neighboring locations are within a predetermined distance of the geographic location. Semantic geotokens for the neighboring locations are selected and stored with the reference to the resource. Data specifying the semantic geotokens and the reference to the resource are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel F. Lieuwen, Andrew W. Hogue, Gregory Allen Morris, Denis M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10203247
    Abstract: A system for providing illumination to a measurement head for optical metrology is configured to combine illumination beams from a plurality of illumination sources to deliver illumination at one or more selected wavelengths to the measurement head. The intensity and/or spatial coherence of illumination delivered to the measurement head is controlled. Illumination at one or more selected wavelengths is delivered from a broadband illumination source configured for providing illumination at a continuous range of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory R. Brady, Andrei V. Shchegrov, Lawrence D. Rotter, Derrick A. Shaughnessy, Anatoly Shchemelinin, Ilya Bezel, Muzammil A. Arain, Anatoly A. Vasiliev, James Andrew Allen, Oleg Shulepov, Andrew V. Hill, Ohad Bachar, Moshe Markowitz, Yaron Ish-Shalom, Ilan Sela, Amnon Manassen, Alexander Svizher, Maxim Khokhlov, Avi Abramov, Oleg Tsibulevsky, Daniel Kandel, Mark Ghinovker
  • Patent number: 10203290
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer-readable media for detecting potential defects in a part are disclosed. A potential defect may be automatically detected in a part, and may be reported to an operator in various ways so that the operator may review the defect and take appropriate action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Frank Ferro, Xingwei Yang, Paulo Ricardo dos Santos Mendonca, Christopher Allen Nafis, Patrick Joseph Howard
  • Patent number: 10203101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a lighting device to produce user customizable realistic lighting effects while compensating for rolling shutter, the method comprising: calculating a time varying lighting value based on at least one simulation parameter, said parameter comprising a user selectable camera frequency; and outputting said time varying lighting value thereby to simulate a realistic lighting effect, wherein the minimum pulse width of said time varying lighting value is determined by said camera frequency so as to avoid rolling shutter artefacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rotolight Limited
    Inventors: Roderick Allen Gammons, Andrew Francis, Roderick Aaron Gammons, Stefan Lange
  • Publication number: 20190041938
    Abstract: A nonvolatile storage device includes a power management system with a power loss imminent (PLI) capacitor to provide backup energy in case system power is lost. The power management system includes a circuit with a charging path for the PLI capacitor that includes a series current-limiting circuit, and a diode coupled in parallel with the current-limiting circuit, the diode having a cathode coupled to the charging circuit and an anode to couple to the PLI capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Zeljko ZUPANC, Andrew MORNING-SMITH, Mary GOODMAN, Alice ALLEN, Simon RAMAGE, Justin ELKOW
  • Patent number: 10197258
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting system, the system comprising: a lighting device; and a controller for controlling the lighting device to produce user customisable realistic lighting effects, the controller comprising: a calculating device adapted to calculate a time varying lighting value based on at least one simulation parameter; and adapted to output said time varying lighting value to said lighting device so as to simulate a user customizable realistic lighting effect; wherein said lighting device and said controller are integrated in a combined unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rotolight Limited
    Inventors: Roderick Allen Gammons, Andrew Francis, Roderick Aaron Gammons, Stefan Lange
  • Patent number: 10197257
    Abstract: A method for controlling a lighting device to produce a range of user customizable realistic lighting effects for videography, broadcasting, cinematography, studio filming and/or location filming is disclosed. The method comprises: calculating a time varying lighting value based on at least one simulation parameter; wherein said at least one simulation parameter for characterizing a lighting effect is at least one of: a random brightness; a random duration; and a random interval; said simulation parameter depending on the lighting effect being simulated and outputting said time varying lighting value thereby to simulate a lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rotolight Limited
    Inventors: Roderick Allen Gammons, Andrew Francis, Roderick Aaron Gammons, Stefan Lange
  • Patent number: 10184603
    Abstract: A pipe end fitting assembly that includes an outer body having an outer surface, an inner surface defining a first bore, and an end surface, and an inner body having an inner surface defining a second bore and an outer surface. A portion of the inner body outer surface is secured to the outer body inner surface. A passage formed in the outer body includes a first portion extending from the end surface and parallel to the first bore, and a second portion extending from the outer body outer surface to the passage first portion. A pipe end is disposed around and secured to a portion of the inner body outer surface. A jacket is disposed around the pipe and has an end secured to the outer body outer surface. The passage portions are in fluid communication with each other and a space between the jacket and the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXSTEEL PIPELINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Hegler, Andrew James Heaton
  • Publication number: 20190016053
    Abstract: A method that includes additively manufacturing with an additive manufacturing (AM) system a sub-component that has a locator element. Using a control system of the AM system for positioning a first location of the locator element. Selectively placing a portion of another sub-component adjacent to the locator element, based on the positioning. Then attaching the second sub-component to the first sub-component in a region, wherein the region is based on the positioning knowledge from the control system so as to make a component. A component that comprises a first sub-component that has an AM locator element; and a second sub-component attached to the first sub-component, wherein the locator element is attached to the second sub-component within the same additive manufacturing build chamber as the first sub-component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Evans Graham, John Broddus Deaton, Mark Allen Cheverton, Thomas Charles Adcock, Andrew David Deal, Marshall Gordon Jones, Prabhjot Singh
  • Publication number: 20190020967
    Abstract: Techniques of rendering sound for a listener involve determining, at a first position, a set of directions from which some specified fraction of the sound field energy originates and reconstruct the sound field at a second position based on the set of directions. Along these lines, a sound rendering computer may receive sound data representing sound emanating from positions on a sphere centered on a microphone. Nevertheless, only a small fraction of these points on the sphere contribute much of the sound field energy directed at the listener. The sound rendering computer determines such directions using a directional decomposition in which those directions having the highest fraction of the sound energy are identified. When the listener moves away from the microphone's position, the sound rendering computer, after identifying such directions, applies an amplitude and phase factor to the sound fields corresponding to those directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Allen
  • Patent number: 10182303
    Abstract: Techniques of rendering sound for a listener involve determining, at a first position, a set of directions from which some specified fraction of the sound field energy originates and reconstruct the sound field at a second position based on the set of directions. Along these lines, a sound rendering computer may receive sound data representing sound emanating from positions on a sphere centered on a microphone. Nevertheless, only a small fraction of these points on the sphere contribute much of the sound field energy directed at the listener. The sound rendering computer determines such directions using a directional decomposition in which those directions having the highest fraction of the sound energy are identified. When the listener moves away from the microphone's position, the sound rendering computer, after identifying such directions, applies an amplitude and phase factor to the sound fields corresponding to those directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Allen
  • Patent number: 10173310
    Abstract: A gas spring-powered fastener driver including a cylinder, a moveable piston positioned within the cylinder, a driver blade attached to the piston and movable therewith between a ready position and a driven position, a lifter operable to move the driver blade from the driven position to the ready position, a transmission for providing torque to the lifter, a first clutch mechanism permitting a transfer of torque to an output shaft of the transmission in a single rotational direction, and a second clutch mechanism limiting an amount of torque transferred to the transmission output shaft and the lifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew R. Wyler, Nathan T. Armstrong, Jason D. Thurner, Troy C. Thorson, John S. Scott, Jeremy R. Ebner, Daniel R. Garces, Ryan Allen Dedrickson, Luke J. Skinner, Benjamin R. Suhr
  • Patent number: 10158963
    Abstract: Techniques of performing involve providing interactive audio in addition to ambisonic audio in stereo tracks selected according to the occurrence of events in a media delivery system. For example, a user of a VR system observes a virtual environment that contains many virtual objects. The user may experience binaurally rendered audio played over N ambisonic channels from any number of virtual loudspeakers. In addition, the user may also activate another audio source by positioning his/her head at a certain angle, e.g., to look at a particular virtual object. As a specific example, when the user looks at a picture of a person, an audio track may play over a pair of stereo channels N+1 and N+2. Because they are stereo channels, there is no need to perform convolutions with HRTFs. In this way, audio may be provided for all virtual objects in the virtual environment with a small computational overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jamieson Brettle, Andrew Allen
  • Publication number: 20180336516
    Abstract: A system for monitoring inventory items, with each inventory item being associated with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The system comprises a check-in station for checking in inventory items. The check-in station comprises a first reader antenna for receiving information from RFID tags of inventory items being checked in, and a first indicator for providing an indication of the inventory items being checked in. The system additionally comprises a check-out station for checking out inventory items. The check-out station comprises a second reader antenna for receiving information from RFID tags of inventory items being checked out, and a second indicator for providing an indication of the inventory items being checked out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: O-Ring Sales & Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Allen Johnson, Jonathan Peter Hansen, Adam Lewis O'Hara
  • Patent number: 10127331
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are used for three-dimensional models for three-dimensional makers to indicate engineering requirements. In an example, operations may be effectuated that include displaying a graphical user interface including an object in a three-dimensional (3D) space and receiving first data that includes a link between a flag and a component of the object. The flag may be indicative of an engineering requirement associated with the component of the object. The flag in the 3D space approximate to the component of the object may be displayed based on the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: David D. Briggs, Lloyd James Milton, Andrew Allen Kevin Austill, Anthony Robert Davies, Gregory Dean Lane
  • Patent number: 10075056
    Abstract: A method for power conversion includes coupling a first string to a second string via a first connecting node and a second connecting node to form at least one leg of a power converter. The first string is operatively coupled across a first bus and a second bus and comprises a first branch and a second branch coupled via a third connecting node. The first branch and the second branch include a plurality of controllable semiconductor switches. Furthermore, the second string comprises a first chain link and a second chain link coupled via an alternating current phase bus and includes a plurality of switching units. The first chain link and/or the second chain link are controlled to generate a negative voltage across at least one of the plurality of controllable semiconductor switches during a switch turn off process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Di Zhang, Luis Jose Garces, Andrew Allen Rockhill
  • Publication number: 20180220251
    Abstract: Techniques of performing involve providing interactive audio in addition to ambisonic audio in stereo tracks selected according to the occurrence of events in a media delivery system. For example, a user of a VR system observes a virtual environment that contains many virtual objects. The user may experience binaurally rendered audio played over N ambisonic channels from any number of virtual loudspeakers. In addition, the user may also activate another audio source by positioning his/her head at a certain angle, e.g., to look at a particular virtual object. As a specific example, when the user looks at a picture of a person, an audio track may play over a pair of stereo channels N+1 and N+2. Because they are stereo channels, there is no need to perform convolutions with HRTFs. In this way, audio may be provided for all virtual objects in the virtual environment with a small computational overhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jamieson BRETTLE, Andrew ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20180212690
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for improving the intelligibility of speech in a noisy environment. A communication model is developed that includes noise inherent in the message production and message interpretation processes, and considers that these noises have fixed signal-to-noise ratios. The communication model forms the basis of an algorithm designed to optimize the intelligibility of speech in a noisy environment. The intelligibility optimization algorithm only does something (e.g., manipulates the audio signal) when needed, and thus if no noise is present the algorithm does not alter or otherwise interfere with the audio signals, thereby preventing any speech distortion. The algorithm is also very fast and efficient in comparison to most existing approaches for speech intelligibility enhancement, and therefore the algorithm lends itself to easy implementation in an appropriate device (e.g., cellular phone or smartphone).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Willem Bastiaan Kleijn, Andrew Allen
  • Publication number: 20180185131
    Abstract: A vascular graft, comprising a biodegradable scaffold comprising: a biodegradable polyester electrospun tubular core; a biodegradable polyester outer sheath surrounding the biodegradable polyester tubular core; and a biodegradable poly(lactide) copolymer adhesive composition (i) disposed between the polyester electrospun tubular core and the polyester outer sheath, (ii) disposed between the polyester electrospun tubular core and the polyester outer sheath and on an outer surface of the polyester outer sheath, (iii) or disposed on an outer surface of the polyester outer sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: University of Pittsburgh - Of the Commonwealth Sys tem of Higher Education
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Allen, Chelsea Elizabeth Stowell, Yadong Wang