Patents by Inventor Andrew Gallagher

Andrew Gallagher 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: 10243368
    Abstract: The disclosed Unifying Electrical Interface presents a versatile connectivity platform having the merging capabilities permitting more than a singular voltage, level or type to be made available from an electrical outlet. When wired fully, the choice of AC and/or DC made available to the consumer is broadened. Direct Current (DC) provided via the UEI would originate from a locally based DC source access point obviating the need to use wall chargers or power supplies that wastefully consume energy even when in standby mode. By this approach, the UEI based system extends an avenue for renewable energy technology to be made readily available in a building; while offering a synergistic advantage for the end user, the energy provider and the environment by reducing energy waste. That power conservation and accessibility will result in greater choice and savings for the consumer and will reduce the need for excess production from electric providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ambroise Prinstil, Kenneth Louis Martz, Timothy Andrew Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10204264
    Abstract: A method of dynamically scoring implicit interactions can include receiving, by an interaction analysis server from an imaging system, a plurality of images of an environment captured in a period of time corresponding to display of a presentation, retrieving, by the interaction analysis server, content information corresponding to content of the presentation, and identifying, by a presence detector of the interaction analysis server, that a face appears in at least one image of the plurality of images. The method can further include matching, by a facial recognition system of the interaction analysis server, the face with a user identifier, retrieving, by a client device information retriever, client device information associated with the user identifier and corresponding to the period of time, and calculating, by a client device interaction score calculator, a client device interaction score based on one or more correspondences between the client device information and the content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Utsav Prabhu
  • Publication number: 20180365510
    Abstract: The orientation of imagery relative to a compass bearing may be determined based on the position of the sun or other information relating to celestial bodies captured in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Shuchang Zhou, Zhiheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10032087
    Abstract: The orientation of imagery relative to a compass bearing may be determined based on the position of the sun or other information relating to celestial bodies captured in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Shuchang Zhou, Zhiheng Wang
  • Publication number: 20170250511
    Abstract: The disclosed Unifying Electrical Interface presents a versatile connectivity platform having the merging capabilities permitting more than a singular voltage, level or type to be made available from an electrical outlet. When wired fully, the choice of AC and/or DC made available to the consumer is broadened. Direct Current (DC) provided via the UEI would originate from a locally based DC source access point obviating the need to use wall chargers or power supplies that wastefully consume energy even when in standby mode. By this approach, the UEI based system extends an avenue for renewable energy technology to he made readily available in a building; while offering a synergistic advantage for the end user, the energy provider and the environment by reducing energy waste. That power conservation and accessibility will result in greater choice and savings for the consumer and will reduce the need for excess production from electric providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Ambroise Prinstil, Kenneth Louis Martz, Timothy Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20170154233
    Abstract: The orientation of imagery relative to a compass bearing may be determined based on the position of the sun or other information relating to celestial bodies captured in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Shuchang Zhou, Zhiheng Wang
  • Patent number: 8993887
    Abstract: The invention relates to a twisted pair cable and connector combination comprising a cable having a plurality of twisted pairs, each twisted pair comprising a first conductor and a second conductor, an electrical connector having an electrical connection element for each conductor of the cable and a window through which the conductors of the cable enter the connector, wherein each conductor in the cable is electrically coupled to a one of the electrical connection elements in the electrical connector, and a guide element disposed adjacent the window for guiding the twisted pairs into the connector, the guide element having a distal end and a proximal end and a length there between, the guide element curved over the length and including at least one channel running along the length of the guide element body for each twisted pair, the guide element gradually transitioning over the length from a first cross sectional shape wherein said channels are disposed in a pattern relative to each other corresponding to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: L-COM, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Francis Parham, Jr., Zbigniew Woronko, David Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20140328950
    Abstract: This invention relates to extracts rich in N-acids of imino sugars (as opposed to neutral and basic imino sugars) and/or pipecolic acids obtainable from the plant leaves of mulberry (Morus). The extracts have been shown to have enzymatic activities making extracts rich in these compounds, and the compounds isolated from these extracts, to be good candidates for use in the treatment of diseases, particularly, but not exclusively, metabolic disorders, such as, for example, diabetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Hongwen Yu
  • Publication number: 20110108306
    Abstract: The invention relates to a twisted pair cable and connector combination comprising a cable having a plurality of twisted pairs, each twisted pair comprising a first conductor and a second conductor, an electrical connector having an electrical connection element for each conductor of the cable and a window through which the conductors of the cable enter the connector, wherein each conductor in the cable is electrically coupled to a one of the electrical connection elements in the electrical connector, and a guide element disposed adjacent the window for guiding the twisted pairs into the connector, the guide element having a distal end and a proximal end and a length there between, the guide element curved over the length and including at least one channel running along the length of the guide element body for each twisted pair, the guide element gradually transitioning over the length from a first cross sectional shape wherein said channels are disposed in a pattern relative to each other corresponding to th
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: L-com, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Francis Parham, JR., Zbigniew Woronko, David Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20070239683
    Abstract: A method of identifying images containing a unique object found in at least two separate image collections of different users comprising identifying the unique object and providing features for the unique object; at least one user identifying at least two separate image collections produced by separate users that potentially have images of the unique object; and using the features to search the at least two separate collections to identify images that contain the unique object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20070239778
    Abstract: A method of establishing a connection between two image collections, the method includes providing a first image collection from a first user; providing a second image collection from a different second user; analyzing the first and second image collections to produce a similarity score between the first and second image collections; and establishing a link for sharing images or collection data between the first and second users based on the similarity score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20070223838
    Abstract: In a method and system for detecting digital image compositing, a first artifact is detected in an uncompressed digital image. The first artifact is characteristic of an earlier compression of the digital image with a predetermined compression algorithm. An interpolation marker in the image is evaluated to provide interpolation results. During the evaluating, a second artifact of the compression algorithm is counteracted. The image is classified responsive to the interpolation results. The first artifact can be a blocking artifact and the second artifact and interpolation marker can be different periodicities in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20070177805
    Abstract: A method of searching through a collection of images, includes providing a list of individuals of interest and features associated with such individuals; detecting people in the collection images; determining the likelihood(s) for each listed individual of appearing in each collection image in response to the detected people and the features associated with the listed individuals; and selecting in response to the determined likelihood(s) a number of collection images such that each individual from the list appears in the selected number of collection images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20070126876
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital image of a scene to locate a planar surface in the digital image, includes providing a range information including two or more range values indicating the distance of objects in the scene from a known reference frame; and using a planar model and the range information to locate one or more planar surfaces in the digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Nathan Cahill, Gabriel Fielding, Lawrence Ray
  • Publication number: 20070126921
    Abstract: A method of adjusting exposure of a digital camera based on range information, including a digital camera capturing a first digital image at a selected exposure of a scene having objects; providing range information having two or more range values indicating the distance from the digital camera to objects in the scene; using the range information and pixel values of the captured digital image to determine an exposure adjustment amount for the selected exposure; and applying the exposure adjustment amount to the digital image to produce a second digital image with adjusted exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Nathan Cahill, Gabriel Fielding, Lawrence Ray, Edward Gindele
  • Publication number: 20070121094
    Abstract: A method of detecting an object of interest having a known size in a digital image, includes providing a range information including two or more range values indicating the distance of objects in the scene from a known reference frame; detecting a candidate object of interest in the image; determining range values corresponding to the candidate object of interest and using these range values and the known size of the object of interest to classify the candidate object of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Nathan Cahill, Gabriel Fielding, Lawrence Ray
  • Publication number: 20070115373
    Abstract: In methods and systems for classifying capture records, such as images. A collection of capture records is provided. Each capture record has metadata defining a map location. This metadata can be earlier determined from a stream of data transmissions, even if there are gaps in transmission. The provided capture records are clustered into groups based on capture locations. A map, inclusive of the capture locations, is segmented into a plurality of regions based on relative positions of the capture locations associated with each group. The regions are associated with the capture records of respective groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Bryan Kraus, Alexander Loui
  • Publication number: 20070098303
    Abstract: A method of identifying a particular person in a digital image collection, wherein at least one of the images in the digital image collection contains more than one person, includes providing at least one first label for a first image in the digital image collection containing a particular person and at least one other person; wherein the first label identifies the particular person and a second label for a second image in the digital image collection that identifies the particular person; using the first and second labels to identify the particular person; determining features related to the particular person from the first image or second image or both; and using such particular features to identify another image in the digital image collection believed to contain the particular person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Madirakshi Das, Alexander Loui
  • Publication number: 20070008321
    Abstract: A method for associating event times or time periods with digital images in a collection for determining if a digital image is of interest, includes storing a collection of digital images each having an associated capture time; comparing the associated capture time in the collection with a special event time to determine if a digital image in the collection is of interest, wherein the comparing step includes calculation of a special event time associated with a special event based on the calendar time associated with the special event and using such information to perform the comparison step; and associating digital images of interest with the special event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, Samuel Fryer, Alexander Loui, Jason Oliver, Neal Eckhaus, Kenneth Parulski
  • Publication number: 20060274949
    Abstract: A method of identifying at least one particular person of interest in a collection of digital images taken over time, includes providing the collection of digital images with each digital image containing one or more persons; storing in a digital database an appearance model having a set of features associated with the particular person of interest and a prior probability of the person of interest appearing in images by a particular photographer; and comparing the appearance model with features extracted from the digital images in the collection of digital images and using the prior probability and the appearance model to determine if the particular person of interest is in one or more digital images in the collection of digital images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Andrew Gallagher, John Weldy