Patents by Inventor Andrew Blank

Andrew Blank 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: 11176901
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes accessing a first rendered frame generated based on a first viewing direction of a user. The first rendered frame may be generated at a first frame rate. The method includes generating, based on the first rendered frame, one or more sub-frames at a second frame rate that is higher than the first frame rate. A first sub-frame of the one or more sub-frames is generated by determining a second viewing direction of the user based on sensor data and applying one or more transformations to the first frame based on the second viewing direction. The method includes outputting the one or more sub-frames for display at the second frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Warren Andrew Hunt, William Thomas Blank, Ilias Pappas, Michael Yee, Edward Buckley
  • Publication number: 20200239753
    Abstract: A method of infusing salt can include heating salt to a temperature above the boiling point of water. The method can also apply a liquid additive solution to the heated salt to create an infused salt. The temperature of the heated salt can be sufficiently high that the salt remains above the boiling point of water for a first period of time after the liquid additive solution is applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Blank
  • Patent number: 10314679
    Abstract: Hands-free oral care devices and methods are described herein. In one embodiment, an oral care device includes a mouthpiece configured to be received within a user's mouth, the mouthpiece including an upper bristle track and a lower bristle track that are pivotably coupled together. The device further includes a first housing component coupled to the mouthpiece such that at least a portion of the first housing component can be compressed between the upper bristle track and the lower bristle track, and a second housing component sealingly coupled to the first housing component to define a watertight cavity therebetween. A battery can be disposed within the cavity, as well as an actuator and a pressure sensitive switch that is effective to detect pressure exerted on the first housing component when the upper and lower bristle tracks pivotably move relative to one another and selectively couple the actuator to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Blank, Jeffrey Freedman
  • Publication number: 20190083216
    Abstract: Hands-free oral care devices and methods are described herein. In one embodiment, an oral care device includes a mouthpiece configured to be received within a user's mouth, the mouthpiece including an upper bristle track and a lower bristle track that are pivotably coupled together. The device further includes a first housing component coupled to the mouthpiece such that at least a portion of the first housing component can be compressed between the upper bristle track and the lower bristle track, and a second housing component sealingly coupled to the first housing component to define a watertight cavity therebetween. A battery can be disposed within the cavity, as well as an actuator and a pressure sensitive switch that is effective to detect pressure exerted on the first housing component when the upper and lower bristle tracks pivotably move relative to one another and selectively couple the actuator to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Blank, Jeffrey Freedman
  • Publication number: 20170007383
    Abstract: Hands-free oral care devices and methods are described herein. In one embodiment, an oral care device includes a mouthpiece configured to be received within a user's mouth, the mouthpiece including an upper bristle track and a lower bristle track that are pivotably coupled together. The device further includes a first housing component coupled to the mouthpiece such that at least a portion of the first housing component can be compressed between the upper bristle track and the lower bristle track, and a second housing component sealingly coupled to the first housing component to define a watertight cavity therebetween. A battery can be disposed within the cavity, as well as an actuator and a pressure sensitive switch that is effective to detect pressure exerted on the first housing component when the upper and lower bristle tracks pivotably move relative to one another and selectively couple the actuator to the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Blank, Jeffrey Freedman
  • Publication number: 20160161487
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of pregnancy and labour. A protein has been identified which is significantly down-regulated in labour. Measuring amounts of this protein therefore allows determination of whether or not a patient is in labour. Furthermore, inhibiting this protein, or providing this protein, can be used to induce or prevent labour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Paul BRIGHTON, Andrew BLANKS
  • Patent number: 8269360
    Abstract: A hydraulic system includes a variable displacement hydraulic pump connectable to a power source, a hydraulic motor, a fluid circuit, a pump displacement control, and a controller. The pump has an inlet for receiving fluid, an outlet for discharging pressurized fluid, and a pump displacement input. The motor has an inlet for receiving pressurized fluid and an outlet for discharging spent fluid. The fluid circuit includes a supply conduit for conducting fluid discharged by the pump to the motor and a return conduit for returning fluid discharged by the motor to the pump. The pump displacement control cooperates with the pump displacement input to vary pump displacement. The controller communicates with the pump displacement control to control the pump output such that the motor is driven at a constant speed to thereby drive a generator connected to the motor at a constant speed despite speed fluctuations of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Uusi, LLC
    Inventors: Mario P. Boisvert, Thomas Kienitz, John M. Washeleski, Andrew Blank
  • Publication number: 20100097040
    Abstract: A hydraulic system includes a variable displacement hydraulic pump connectable to a power source, a hydraulic motor, a fluid circuit, a pump displacement control, and a controller. The pump has an inlet for receiving fluid, an outlet for discharging pressurized fluid, and a pump displacement input. The motor has an inlet for receiving pressurized fluid and an outlet for discharging spent fluid. The fluid circuit includes a supply conduit for conducting fluid discharged by the pump to the motor and a return conduit for returning fluid discharged by the motor to the pump. The pump displacement control cooperates with the pump displacement input to vary pump displacement. The controller communicates with the pump displacement control to control the pump output such that the motor is driven at a constant speed to thereby drive a generator connected to the motor at a constant speed despite speed fluctuations of the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: NARTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mario P. Boisvert, Thomas Kienitz, John M. Washeleski, Andrew Blank
  • Publication number: 20090106155
    Abstract: Systems and methods for record management are provided. The record management system may be used to track the location and ultimate disposition of tangible records and electronic record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Marcos CASTELLANOS, Andrew BLANK
  • Patent number: D781427
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Blank, Jeffrey Freedman