Patents by Inventor Andrew Brooks

Andrew Brooks 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: 20210368609
    Abstract: A cooling system used in an X-ray generator having a cathode and anode that includes a target having a focal spot, wherein heat is generated in the anode and focal spot during operation of the X-ray generator. The system includes a heat transfer element attached to the anode wherein the heat transfer element includes a plurality of fin elements that transfer heat from the anode to surrounding air to cool the anode. The system also includes a liquid channel formed in the anode, wherein the liquid channel includes a cooling liquid. The liquid channel is located adjacent the target wherein heat from the focal spot is transferred to the cooling liquid to cool the focal spot wherein the heat transfer element, liquid channel and anode are unistructurally formed. Further, the cooling system includes a circulation pump that moves the cooling liquid in the liquid channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Eric M. BAILEY, Andrew TYBINKOWSKI, Charles LANDRY, Jamie BROOKS, Mark DIESELMAN, Clayton GARLAND
  • Patent number: 11173398
    Abstract: A virtual camera placement system is provided which includes a user input device configured to receive user input and a display device configured to display images captured by a virtual camera. The virtual camera placement system further includes non-volatile memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to generate a three-dimensional simulation including a plurality of challenge points for a user, navigate the simulation including the challenge points in response to the user input, and control the virtual camera in the simulation differently in a plurality of camera stages based on at least the user input and an outcome of navigating one or more of the challenge points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brooks Spradling, Kyle Matthew Emtman, Andrew David Beaudoin, Timothy Craig Dean, Huw David Bowles, Stephen James Malpass, William Myles, Martin Stoykov Mihov, Phillip Williams
  • Publication number: 20210348452
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to coupler for connecting a drill pipe to a drill bit as well as methods for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan Andrew Brooks, Jason C. Maw, Matthew Roseman, Thomas A. Damian
  • Patent number: 11155383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reusable cup comprising a cup body formed from a liquid impervious, flexible material, the cup having an upper portion, a middle portion and a base portion, and having foldable pre-forms arranged so as to define at least a first folding hinge around a first circumferential location interposed between the middle portion and the upper portion, and a second folding hinge around a second circumferential location, separate from the first circumferential location, interposed between the base portion and the middle portion, an outer peripheral band is formed around the middle portion of the cup to provide a central band, wherein the cup body is foldable into itself, at the circumferential locations, so as to adopt a nested, concentric form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Pocket Enterprises Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Brooks
  • Publication number: 20210314756
    Abstract: A Method and System for coordinating help to an individual experiencing a medical emergency from their designated Emergency Care Team (ECT). The location of the Person in Distress (PID) and all of their emergency contacts is determined. A real time audio video conference is created which enables the PID and all members of the ECT to communicate. Real time vital signs from the PID's wearable health monitor is streamed to all participants. The PID's medical history is temporarily unlocked and provided on demand to the ECT members. The ECT members participate as available with no single person or call center coordinating this effort. Additional participants may be added to the conference at the discretion of the ECT members including, but not limited to the E911 operator for the PID's locale, the PID's medical providers, other individuals from the PID's contact list, or other individuals as may be deemed important to the response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: David Andrew Brooks, David Zhu
  • Patent number: 11106741
    Abstract: A journal of operations persistently stores a collection of user and machine interactions with documents, concepts within documents, and relationships/mentions among such documents and concepts. A knowledge graph or other visual expression can be used to provide an interactive format for user interactions with this information, and to visually display the accumulated information in the journal of operations on user's device of choice. Such accumulations are often called aggregations or aggregates. Both human users and computer users such as automated recommendation engines, machine learning algorithms, and the like can interact with the journal of operations to facilitate computer-assisted discovery and organization of data around a topic of interest to the human user. The resulting journal of operations and aggregations of those operations such as a knowledge graph or other visual expression(s) also provides a useful medium for sharing knowledge with other users and collaborating on investigation of a topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Max Kleiman-Weiner, Andrew Richard Gallant, Jason Rastrick Briggs, Cogan Dwayne Culver, Kevin John Doyle, Thomas Michael DuBois, John Randolph Frank, Keith Michael Gabryelski, Andrew Wilson Haskell, David Zachary Maze, Geoffrey Ira Milstein, Emily Brooks Pavlini, Daniel Adam Roberts, Aaron Michael Taylor, Henry Forrest Leanna Wallace
  • Publication number: 20210203625
    Abstract: Disclosed are a messaging system, apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof. A messaging client device is adapted to receive an impermanent message and to manage the received message in accordance with a message management policy associated with the message. An impermanent messaging server is adapted to validate said messaging client device as complying with message management policies prior to authorizing transmission of the message to said messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20210156203
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cutting head adapted to removably couple to a bit body of a drill bit assembly. The cutting head includes a leading cutting tip for cutting into earth and a trailing receiving portion for receiving a second end of the bit body in an internal cavity defined by the trailing receiving portion to allow the cutting head to be removably coupled to the second end of the bit body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Nathan Andrew Brooks
  • Patent number: 10986049
    Abstract: Disclosed are a messaging system, apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof. A messaging client device is adapted to receive an impermanent message and to manage the received message in accordance with a message management policy associated with the message. An impermanent messaging server is adapted to validate said messaging client device as complying with message management policies prior to authorizing transmission of the message to said messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10947069
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring a dock leveler are disclosed herein. One example dock leveler system for use at a doorway of a loading dock, where a body is sometimes present at the loading dock, includes a deck movable between a raised position and a lowered position. The example dock leveler system also includes a sensor having a field of view extending over the deck when the deck is in the lowered position. The sensor is in a normal state when the deck is in the lowered position while the body is off the deck, the sensor is in a triggered state when the deck is in the lowered position while the body is on the deck interrupting the field of view, and the sensor is in the triggered state when the deck is in the raised position with the deck interrupting the field of view regardless of whether the body is on or off the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Bradley J. Stone, Jason Senfleben, Matthew Sveum
  • Patent number: 10934113
    Abstract: Pedestrian-Vehicle safety systems for loading docks are disclosed herein. An example safety system includes a first sensor to monitor a first area adjacent a dock, a bi-directional sensor to signal both incoming movement and outgoing movement of a vehicle relative to the dock, and an incoming sensor to signal only incoming movement of the vehicle relative to the dock. A signaling device is responsive to outputs of at least one of the first sensor, the bi-directional sensor, and the incoming sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allan H. Hochstein, Andrew Brooks, Jason Senfleben, Kenneth C. Bowman, Matthew Sveum, James C. Boerger, Joseph Manone, Matthew C. McNeill
  • Publication number: 20210054080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel peptides derived from Zinc transporter 8 (SLC30A8), complexes comprising such peptides bound to recombinant MHC molecules, and cells presenting said peptide in complex with MHC molecules. Also provided by the present invention are binding moieties that bind to the peptides and/or complexes of the invention. Such moieties are useful for the development of immunotherapeutic reagents for the treatment of diseases such as cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Alex POWLESLAND, Andrew BROOKS, Garret KEATING
  • Publication number: 20210021546
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20200366473
    Abstract: Access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) is protected by law in many countries, including the US through HIPAA. During an emergency medical situation however, access to this information by the Emergency Care Team (ECT) may save the life of the Person In Distress (PID). The present invention describes a system and method for managing the access to EHRs based on the membership in a pre-established ECT and the communication status of the ECT Members during an Emergency Event. This invention includes a method of Encryption key exchange to ensure EHRs are only shared with authorized participants during the emergency event. This system and method further provides for the secure and immutable recording of the individuals who accessed the EHRs during this emergency event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: David Andrew Brooks, Davis Zhu
  • Patent number: 10819665
    Abstract: A method for managing a messaging system for receiving at a messaging server a message addressed, storing the message, transmitting a notification of the presence of the message at the messaging server, receiving a request to retrieve the message, validating the first mobile messaging client device, transmitting the message and a message attribute from the messaging server to the first mobile messaging client device, and receiving at the messaging server from the first mobile messaging client device a message management notification generated by the first mobile messaging client device in connection with managing the message in accordance with the message attribute at the first mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20200328992
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message base on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: ANDREW BROOKS
  • Publication number: 20200328993
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message base on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: ANDREW BROOKS
  • Publication number: 20200162409
    Abstract: Disclosed are a messaging system, apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof. A messaging client device is adapted to receive an impermanent message and to manage the received message in accordance with a message management policy associated with the message. An impermanent messaging server is adapted to validate said messaging client device as complying with message management policies prior to authorizing transmission of the message to said messaging client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Patent number: 10581768
    Abstract: A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message base on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TigerConnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Brad Brooks, Sumeet Bhatia, Jeffrey Evans
  • Publication number: 20190232785
    Abstract: An example vehicle alignment system includes a camera to detect the vehicle approaching a doorway of a loading dock. The camera to generate an image signal indicative of at least one of an angular orientation of the vehicle or a lateral position of the vehicle relative to a reference. A controller is to detect a deviation in the at least one of the angular orientation of the vehicle or the lateral position of the vehicle relative to the reference based on the image signal. A display is to generate an indication representative of the at least one of the angular orientation of the vehicle or the lateral position of the vehicle relative to the reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Brooks, Bradley J. Stone, Jason Senfleben, Jeff Logic, Matthew Sveum