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).

  • Patent number: 10253589
    Abstract: Systems and methods for positioning tubular members within a subterranean well include inner and outer tubular members extending into the well. An adjustment ring assembly is located between the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member and has an outer ring and an inner ring. The outer ring circumscribes, and is rotatable relative to, the inner ring to adjust the radial offset between a central axis of the wellhead assembly and a central axis of the inner tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control LP
    Inventors: Andrew Browne Helvenston, Eugene Allen Borak, Khang V. Nguyen, Ryan Joseph Parsley
  • Patent number: 10248172
    Abstract: A spectrally selective radiation emission device is described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a housing, one or more electrical components disposed within the housing, and a spectrally selective radiation emission device. The one or more electrical components are configured to generate heat during operation. The spectrally selective radiation emission device is disposed on the housing and configured to emit radiation when heated by the one or more electrical components at one or more wavelengths of electromagnetic energy and reflect radiation at one or more other wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Delano, Timothy Allen Jakoboski
  • Publication number: 20190091845
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    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
  • Publication number: 20190093433
    Abstract: A well operation facility including a first pump for delivering mud and cement to a borehole, a second pump for delivering mud to the borehole; a third pump for delivering the mud to the borehole, an inlet manifold coupled to each of the pumps for delivering the mud and/or cement to the pumps, and a discharge manifold coupled to each of the pumps for delivering the mud and/or cement at a pressure. In some embodiments, the first pump, the second pump, and the third pump are configured to be isolated from each other and to be used in series, parallel or as backups to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Franz Aguirre, Andrew Marlatt, John Allen Ray, David Gerard Gerber, JR., Jagan Mohan Reddy Thaduri, Seoyeon Hong
  • Patent number: 10241122
    Abstract: We disclose a drug tracking system and method of use which may be used to screen a subject's bodily waste in order to assess whether the subject has consumed a drug. The system includes a drug composition which is tagged with at least one artificial sweetener that may be detected in the subject's bodily waste. The subject may consume the tagged drug and a user may obtain a sample of the subject's bodily waste. The bodily waste sample may be analyzed to detect the artificial sweetener or its metabolite. In some embodiments, the result of the analysis of bodily waste may be entered into a database, compared to standards that comprises analyses of a plurality of drug tags, and the identity of the drug tag, and consequently the drug composition, determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Steven Butala, Dan Allen, Daniel Hendricks, Andrew Nguyen, Conrad Rosenbrock, Terrece Pearman
  • Publication number: 20190084643
    Abstract: A snow vehicle having a combined brake and clutch handle is herein disclosed. Further, the snow vehicle can include a controller for managing operation of the snow vehicle, including shifting and engine management regiments, which can be selected by the operator depending upon operator preferences. Additionally, the snow vehicle can include an engine cooling heat exchanger for cooling liquid which is circulated through the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin David Thompson, Ricky Allen Warne, Andrew Jon Ellsworth, Cord M. Christensen, Andrew Beavis
  • Patent number: 10232493
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond cutting elements having enhanced thermal stability, drill bits incorporating the same, and methods of making the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a cutting element includes a substrate having a metal carbide and a polycrystalline diamond body bonded to the substrate. The polycrystalline diamond body includes a plurality of diamond grains bonded to adjacent diamond grains by diamond-to-diamond bonds and a plurality of interstitial regions positioned between adjacent diamond grains. At least a portion of the plurality of interstitial regions comprise a non-catalyst material, a catalyst material, metal carbide, or combinations thereof. At least a portion of the plurality of interstitial regions comprise non-catalyst material that coats portions of the adjacent diamond grains such that the non-catalyst material reduces contact between the diamond and the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Long, Andrew Gledhill
  • Patent number: 10229395
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for predictive determination and resolution of an exception located on a negotiable instrument. The exception may be an indicia that includes data related to the payor, payment accounts, or payee. An indicia may not be identified successfully and thus be queued for exception processing. The exceptions may include one or more irregularities such as bad micro line reads, outdated check stock, or misrepresentative indicia points on a negotiable instrument that may result in a failure to match the check to an account for processing. Upon identifying an exception, the system retrieves historical transaction data associated with the resolved indicia. Subsequently, utilizing the resolved indicia, the system may determine a value for the exception identified based on the retrieved historical transaction data. Finally, the determined value may be stored with the negotiable instrument to complete the payment reconciliation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Gerald Smith, James F. Barrett, II, Andrew Patrick Bastnagel, Joshua Allen Beaudry, Eric Dryer, Shawn Cart Gunsolley, Marshall Bright Thompson, Michael Matthew Wisser
  • Publication number: 20190069110
    Abstract: A method of encoding sound objects includes receiving a set of monophonic sound inputs. Each of the set of monophonic sound inputs includes position and orientation information of a sound object relative to a source position. The set of monophonic sound inputs are encoded into a higher order ambisonic (HOA) sound field in a spherical harmonics domain based on a spherical harmonics dataset including a subset of all spherical harmonic coefficients for a given subset of azimuth and elevation angles. Some embodiments include decoding the HOA sound field to generate a set of loudspeaker signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Marcin Gorzel, Andrew Allen
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10015618
    Abstract: Techniques of rendering sound for a listener involve producing, as the amplitude of each of the source driving signals, a sum of two terms: a first term based on a solution s† to the equation b=A·s, and a second term based on a projection of a specified vector ? onto the nullspace of A, ? not being a solution to the equation b=A·s. Along these lines, in one example, the first term is equivalent to a Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse, e.g., AH(AAH)?1·b. In general, any solution to the equation b=A·s is satisfactory. The specified vector that is projected onto the nullspace of A is defined to reduce the coherence of the net sound field. Advantageously, the resulting operator is both linear time-invariant and idempotent so that the sound field may be faithfully reproduce both inside the RSF and at a sufficient range outside the RSF to cover a human head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Willem Bastiaan Kleijn, Andrew Allen, Jan Skoglund, Sze Chie Lim