Patents by Inventor Andrew C. Wright

Andrew C. Wright 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: 10462519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically and automatically generating short-form versions of long-form media content are provided. The long-form media content may be tagged with metadata indicating objects or actions in frames, scenes, portions of scenes, or other units of the media content. The systems and methods may receive a user-specified time limit and use the metadata to create a short-form version of the long-form media content (using one or more of the scenes, portions of scenes, or other units of the media content), which preserves one or more story arcs within the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Drake, Andrew J. Wright, Letisha Shaw, Alexander C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10434017
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite is described that entails conveying a first sheet of material on a conveyor, and wrapping a section of elastic about the first sheet and the conveyor, thereby applying elastics cross directionally across the first sheets. A second sheet of material is applied onto the first sheet having elastics applied thereon, thereby creating a subcomposite including the first sheet, the second sheet, and elastics sandwiched therebetween, wherein a plurality of elastics extend outward from the one side of the subcomposite, about the conveyor, and return into an opposite side of the subcomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Eugenio Varona, Andrew C. Wright, Anne Smid
  • Patent number: 10413457
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article with a chassis body having a first end margin and a second end margin longitudinally spaced from the first end margins. The article further includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent composite disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent composite includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and absorbent particles disposed between the first and second fabric. The first fabric is intermittently attached to the second fabric to define a plurality of containers situated therebetween, each containing an aggregate of absorbent particles. The absorbent composite includes regions of such absorbent particles aggregates, including a primary region having containers of a first size and a secondary region having a plurality of containers of a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Publication number: 20180353351
    Abstract: A method is described for making an elasticized absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. First, multiple distributions of elastics are applied on a moving material sheet to form a moving web of an elastic composite. Then, each of a core section and a second material sheet is periodically applied onto the moving web to define a finished web of discrete elastic composite bodies. In subsequent steps, discrete absorbent pants articles are shaped from the finished web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: PATRICK KING YU TSANG, ANNE SMID, ANDREW C. WRIGHT, EUGENIO VARONA
  • Patent number: 10045887
    Abstract: A method is described for making an elasticized absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. First, multiple distributions of elastics are applied on a moving material sheet to form a moving web of an elastic composite. Then, each of a core section and a second material sheet is periodically applied onto the moving web to define a finished web of discrete elastic composite bodies. In subsequent steps, discrete absorbent pants articles are shaped from the finished web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Patent number: 9892394
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892392
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892395
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892393
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9892391
    Abstract: A system and method for selling software products over a network. The system includes a server computer with access to software products. The system is configured to allow a user to purchase a subscription for the periodic acquisition of selected software products. In one embodiment, as part of the subscription, the user pays an amount during selected billing intervals. In return, the system issues to the user a number of credits for downloading at no additional charge at least one of the software products during a credit interval, which may be equal in length to the billing interval. In one embodiment, the system debits a number of credits in response to fulfilling a user's purchase request. The system may be also configured to deduct credits that are not used within selected credit intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20180014985
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent core composite for a disposable absorbent article. The absorbent composite has a first fabric, a body side second fabric, and a plurality of aggregates of superabsorbent particles (SAP) situated between the first fabric second fabric. About each of a plurality of the SAP aggregates, an arrangement of spaced apart bond sites secure the second fabric to the first fabric and form a pocket in which the SAP aggregate is secured between the first fabric and the second fabric. The body side second fabric is a bulky nonwoven including fibers that entangle at least some particles in the SAP aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Publication number: 20170296402
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent composite that includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and particles positioned between the two fabrics and absorbent articles made from the absorbent composite. The particles are secured between the two fabric using adhesive, thermal plastic or combinations thereof. The fabrics are bonded together in a manner that limits particle movement between the fabrics. The bond pattern may define pockets or other shapes. In applications in which the bond pattern forms pockets, the particles may be positioned in the pockets. The particles may be SAP particles or other particles with advantageous properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 9789014
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent core composite for a disposable absorbent article. The absorbent composite has a first fabric, a body side second fabric, and a plurality of aggregates of superabsorbent particles (SAP) situated between the first fabric second fabric. About each of a plurality of the SAP aggregates, an arrangement of spaced apart bond sites secure the second fabric to the first fabric and form a pocket in which the SAP aggregate is secured between the first fabric and the second fabric. The body side second fabric is a bulky nonwoven including fibers that entangle at least some particles in the SAP aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Patent number: 9757284
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent composite that includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and particles positioned between the two fabrics and absorbent articles made from the absorbent composite. The particles are secured between the two fabric using adhesive, thermal plastic or combinations thereof. The fabrics are bonded together in a manner that limits particle movement between the fabrics. The bond pattern may define pockets or other shapes. In applications in which the bond pattern forms pockets, the particles may be positioned in the pockets. The particles may be SAP particles or other particles with advantageous properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Publication number: 20170224548
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article has a central body defining a first waist end region including a first end edge, a second waist end region spaced longitudinally from the first waist end region and including a second end edge, and a crotch region positioned therebetween. An absorbent core is situated between the end edges, and includes a plurality of elastics incorporated therewith such that the core is substantially laterally contracted in a narrowed region about the elastics. The absorbent core includes at least one end region that is substantially non-elasticized and has a lateral width substantially wider than that of the narrowed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio G. Varona
  • Publication number: 20170181902
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article with a chassis body having a first end margin and a second end margin longitudinally spaced from the first end margins. The article further includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent composite disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent composite includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and absorbent particles disposed between the first and second fabric. The first fabric is intermittently attached to the second fabric to define a plurality of containers situated therebetween, each containing an aggregate of absorbent particles. The absorbent composite includes regions of such absorbent particles aggregates, including a primary region having containers of a first size and a secondary region having a plurality of containers of a second size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Patent number: 9603754
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article has a central body defining a first waist end region including a first end edge, a second waist end region spaced longitudinally from the first waist end region and including a second end edge, and a crotch region positioned therebetween. An absorbent core is situated between the end edges, and includes a plurality of elastics incorporated therewith such that the core is substantially laterally contracted in a narrowed region about the elastics. The absorbent core includes at least one end region that is substantially non-elasticized and has a lateral width substantially wider than that of the narrowed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio G. Varona
  • Patent number: 9566198
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article with a chassis body having a first end margin and a second end margin longitudinally spaced from the first end margins. The article further includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent composite disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent composite includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and absorbent particles disposed between the first and second fabric. The first fabric is intermittently attached to the second fabric to define a plurality of containers situated therebetween, each containing an aggregate of absorbent particles. The absorbent composite includes regions of such absorbent particles aggregates, including a primary region having containers of a first size and a secondary region having a plurality of containers of a second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Publication number: 20160278999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article having an outer shell and a detachable disposable absorbent core insert supported on an inside surface of the outer shell. The core insert is attached to the inside surface and is detachable therefrom. The inside surface further includes a retaining structure for receiving the absorbent core insert, the core insert being attachable with the retaining structure and detachable from the retaining structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Brandon Shui Ling Wang, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio Varona
  • Publication number: 20160270984
    Abstract: A method is described for making an elasticized absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. First, multiple distributions of elastics are applied on a moving material sheet to form a moving web of an elastic composite. Then, each of a core section and a second material sheet is periodically applied onto the moving web to define a finished web of discrete elastic composite bodies. In subsequent steps, discrete absorbent pants articles are shaped from the finished web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: PATRICK KING YU TSANG, ANNE SMID, ANDREW C. WRIGHT, EUGENIO VARONA