Patents by Inventor Andrew Drake

Andrew Drake 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: 10475664
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes heating a wafer chuck, heating a first wafer, depositing a first epoxy along at least a portion of a surface of the first wafer disposed on the wafer chuck, spinning the wafer chuck to spread the first epoxy at least partially across the first wafer, placing a second wafer on the first epoxy disposed on the first wafer and bonding the second wafer to the first epoxy under vacuum to form a two-wafer-bonded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Cahill, Jonathan Getty, Daniel D. Lofgreen, Paul A. Drake
  • Patent number: 10475019
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for operating mobile devices as beacon devices. One embodiment in the form of a method includes retrieving data, from a backend system by a mobile device app that executes on a first mobile device, of an open bill associated in the backend system with a first customer account. This method further includes receiving a radio signal via a transceiver of the mobile device. The radio signal in such embodiments includes an identifier encoded therein. The method also includes transmitting the identifier encoded in the received radio signal to the backend system to associate a second customer account with the open bill in the backend system, the second customer account associated with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Taylor Drake Morgan, Eric Josef Goetschalckx, Andrew Colton Smith, Ethan Michael Edgerton
  • Publication number: 20190337640
    Abstract: Launch and/or recovery for unmanned aircraft and/or other payloads, including via parachute-assist, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A representative method for lofting a payload includes directing a lifting device upward, releasing a parachute from the lifting device, with the parachute carrying a pulley and having a flexible line passing around the pulley. The flexible line is connected between a tension device (e.g., a winch) and the payload. The method further includes activating the tension device to reel in the flexible line and accelerate the payload upwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Brian D. Dennis, Jacob Allen, Andrew Royds Hayes, Jesse Drake Kiewit
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190272540
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for performing social network secure transactions is provided. A list of payment recipients each associated with a hashtag is maintained for a user. A chat session of the user is monitored on a social network platform. During the chat session, a message associated with one of the hashtags and indicating a possible transfer of funds is identified from the user. Transfer of the chat session to a secure payment platform is triggered based on the identified message. A message also associated with the hashtag and having encrypted payment information for a payment transaction is received via the secure payment platform. The payment information is decrypted and validation of the decrypted payment information is performed for the transaction. A transfer of the user to the social network platform is triggered and a notification of validation is transmitted to the recipient associated with the message hashtag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Alan Wells, Alkarim "Al" Lalji, Scott Drake
  • Patent number: 10402438
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating dynamic, real-time visual representations of multimedia content. A temporal metadata visualization module receives a plurality of temporal metadata tags associated with a time code reference, representing a plurality of attributes of the multimedia content at the particular time. During playback, the temporal metadata virtualization module applies a set of display preferences and creates a visual representation of attributes identified by the temporal metadata tags at a particular time code reference. The visual representation changes based on the temporal metadata tags of a point within playback of the multimedia content, enhancing a user's experience and engagement with the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Drake, Anthony Mutalipassi, Andrew Wright
  • Publication number: 20180310886
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, an upright member, a frame, and a plurality of field generating elements. The body is configured to be positioned between a patient's back and a backrest of a chair. The upright member extends upwardly from the body. The frame has a curved configuration configured to partially surround a patient's head. The field generating elements are configured to generate an electromagnetic field around a patient's head partially surrounded by the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Henry F. Salazar, Jetmir Palushi, William J. Kane, Fatemeh Akbarian, Ika Dekel, Noam Racheli, Helen Wolfson, Nawid Mehrzai, Jephrey S. Rodriguez, Ketan P. Muni, Andrew Drake, David A. Smith, JR., Scott A. Kirchner, Todd A. Veloni, Itamar Bustan
  • Patent number: 10034681
    Abstract: A system for dilating a Eustachian tube (ET) of a patient includes a guide member and a dilation catheter. The guide member includes a bent distal portion that is configured to provide access to an opening in the ET. The dilation catheter is slidable relative to the guide member. The dilation catheter includes a shaft, an expandable element, and an actuator. The expandable element is disposed at the distal portion of the shaft. The actuator includes a grasping portion and an actuating member. The expandable element is configured to transition to an expanded configuration in response to actuation of the actuating member. The grasping portion and actuating member are configured to be grasped in a single hand of an operator to enable the operator to advance the dilation catheter relative to the guide member and to transition the expandable element between expanded and unexpanded configurations with the single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy S. Chan, Siddhi K. Desai, Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, Andrew Drake
  • Publication number: 20170119414
    Abstract: A system for dilating a Eustachian tube (ET) of a patient includes a guide member and a dilation catheter. The guide member includes a bent distal portion that is configured to provide access to an opening in the ET. The dilation catheter is slidable relative to the guide member. The dilation catheter includes a shaft, an expandable element, and an actuator. The expandable element is disposed at the distal portion of the shaft. The actuator includes a grasping portion and an actuating member. The expandable element is configured to transition to an expanded configuration in response to actuation of the actuating member. The grasping portion and actuating member are configured to be grasped in a single hand of an operator to enable the operator to advance the dilation catheter relative to the guide member and to transition the expandable element between expanded and unexpanded configurations with the single hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Randy S. Chan, Siddhi K. Desai, Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, Andrew Drake
  • Publication number: 20160334403
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for point-of-care and/or distributed testing services. The methods and devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device can be modified to allow for more flexible and robust use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical, laboratory, and other applications. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention can allow for effective use of samples by improved sample preparation and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Ian Gibbons, Anthony J. Nugent, Anthony Delacruz, Daniel Young, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Andrew Drake, Timothy Michael Kemp, Sunny Balwani, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Patent number: 9464981
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for point-of-care and/or distributed testing services. The methods and devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device can be modified to allow for more flexible and robust use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical, laboratory, and other applications. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention can allow for effective use of samples by improved sample preparation and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Theranos, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Gibbons, Anthony J. Nugent, Anthony Delacruz, Daniel L. Young, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Andrew Drake, Timothy Michael Kemp, Sunny Balwani, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Publication number: 20160006928
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for point-of-care and/or distributed testing services. The methods and devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device can be modified to allow for more flexible and robust use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical, laboratory, and other applications. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention can allow for effective use of samples by improved sample preparation and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Ian Gibbons, Anthony Nugent, Anthony Delacruz, Daniel Young, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Andrew Drake, Timothy Michael Kemp, Sunny Balwani, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Publication number: 20150185234
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for point-of-care and/or distributed testing services. The methods and devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device can be modified to allow for more flexible and robust use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical, laboratory, and other applications. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention can allow for effective use of samples by improved sample preparation and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Ian Gibbons, Anthony J. Nugent, Anthony Delacruz, Daniel L. Young, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Andrew Drake, Timothy Michael Kemp, Sunny Balwani, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Publication number: 20120309636
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods for point-of-care and/or distributed testing services. The methods and devices of the invention are directed toward automatic detection of analytes in a bodily fluid. The components of the device can be modified to allow for more flexible and robust use with the disclosed methods for a variety of medical, laboratory, and other applications. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention can allow for effective use of samples by improved sample preparation and analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Ian Gibbons, Anthony J. Nugent, Anthony Delacruz, Daniel Young, Elizabeth Holmes, Andrew Drake, Timothy Michael Kemp, Sunny Balwani, Chinmay Pangarkar
  • Publication number: 20100184883
    Abstract: An organopolysiloxane composition capable of cure to an elastomeric body, the composition Comprising an organopolysiloxane containing polymer having not less than two reactable silicon-bonded groups selected from alkenyl group, condensable groups, silyl-hydride groups and/or one or more trialkylsilyl containing terminal groups, optionally a siloxane and/or silane cross-linker having at least two groups per molecule which are reactable with the reactable groups in (a); 5 to 50% by weight of the composition of at least one compatible natural oil and/or natural oil derivative based extender and/or plasticiser; a suitable cure catalyst and optionally one or more fillers. The compositions are particularly useful as sealants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Tommy Detemmerman, Robert Andrew Drake, Andrew Michael Donlan, Jary David Jensen, Leslie Patterson, Jean Willieme
  • Publication number: 20100179266
    Abstract: Silicone elastomer base compositions containing a stabilizer are disclosed that provide cured silicone elastomers having improved high temperature performance. The stabilizer comprises carbon black, calcium carbonate, iron oxide, and optionally zinc oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Igor Chorvath, Jon Vierling Degroot, JR., Michael Dipino, Robert Andrew Drake, David W. Lawson, Steven Robson, David Shawl, Lauren Marie Tonge
  • Publication number: 20100166996
    Abstract: Fluorosilicone elastomer base compositions are disclosed containing a stabilizer that provides cured fluorosilicone elastomers having improved high temperature performance. The stabilizer comprises carbon black, calcium carbonate, iron oxide, and optionally zinc oxide. The stabilizer is particularly useful to prepare cured fluorosilicone elastomers for o-rings, connectors, and constructing automotive hosing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Igor Chorvath, Jon Vierling Degroot, JR., Michael Dipino, Robert Andrew Drake, David W. Lawson, Steven Robson, David Shawl, Lauren Marie Tonge
  • Publication number: 20080276983
    Abstract: This invention relates to a photovoltaic cell module and a process of applying a silicone based hot melt encapsulant material (102a, 104a) onto photovoltaic cells (103a) to form a photovoltaic cell module. There is provided a photovoltaic array with more efficient manufacturing and better utilization of the solar spectrum by using silicone hot melt sheets (102a, 104a) to give a silicone encapsulant photovoltaic device with the process ease of an organic encapsulant but the optical and chemical advantages of a silicone encapsulant. There is further provided a method for fabricating photovoltaic cells with increased throughput and optical efficiency when compared to prior art encapsulation methods. The preferred silicone material is provided in flexible sheet with hot melt properties and low surface tack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Drake, Jean da la Croix Habimana, Nick Evan Shephard, Mustafa Mohamed, Barry Mark Ketola, James Steven Tonge, Stephen Jenkins, Stephen Altum