Patents by Inventor Andrew Hodge

Andrew Hodge 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: 20190180358
    Abstract: A machine learning and predictive analytics system is disclosed. The system may comprise a data access interface to receive, over a network, data associated with a subject from a data source. The data source may include an internal data source and an external data source. The system may comprise at least one processor to analyze the data associated with the subject, predict a future life event based on the analysis of the data, and calculate at least one of a financial forecast, a ratio, and an index based on the predicted future life event and data associated with the subject. The processor may use machine learning, statistical analysis, simulation, and/or modeling techniques to analyze the data, predict the future life event, and calculate the at least one of a financial forecast, a ratio, and an index, which may represent likelihood of the subject taking a financial action with a financial institution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Priyank NANDAN, Gareth Cork, Sherif Aurangzed Seed Choudhry, Ali Yagmur Aydinli, Andrew Hodge, David James McGinty
  • Publication number: 20190174099
    Abstract: In a system for video data capture and sharing client devices may include one or more video cameras and sensors to capture video data and to generate associated metadata. A cloud-based component may receive metadata from the client devices and requests for sharing video data captured by other client devices. Client devices with requested video data are identified by matching their provided metadata to the sharing request and by their response to an image search query for an object of interest specified in the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Owl Cameras, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jay Hamlin, Jeffrey Margolis
  • Publication number: 20180259776
    Abstract: A see-through, near-eye mixed reality head mounted display (HMD) device includes left and right see-through display regions within which virtual images are displayable. These left and right see-through display regions each having a transmittance that is less than one hundred percent. The see-through, near-eye mixed reality HMD device also includes a see-through transmittance compensation mask that includes a left window through which the left see-through display region is visible and a right window through which the right see-through display region is visible. In accordance with various embodiments, the see-through transmittance compensation mask is used to provide a substantially uniform transmittance across the field-of-view of a user wearing the HMD device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel James Alton, Nathan Ackerman, Philip Andrew Frank, Andrew Hodge, Barry Corlett
  • Publication number: 20180218582
    Abstract: A system and method to connect several cameras located in a given location, such as a parking garage, or area, such as in a neighborhood, is provided. The system allows each camera to function independently from each other with the purpose of recording video within the field of view of the particular camera. Image recognition processes the video to identify objects of interest and generate classification data. A search request can be generated, for example, by touching on a specific object shown on a display of the video, and networked cameras are searched for classification data that matches the search request, e.g., the selected object. Networked cameras can determine the relative spatial views of other cameras. Within a prescribed location or area, a camera or other user can access other networked cameras to extend the range of the search for the requested classification data in a “peer-to-peer” manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: 725-1 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jean-Paul Labrosse
  • Publication number: 20180218753
    Abstract: A method for automatically authenticating unknown video data based on known video data stored at a client server is provided, wherein, unknown and known video data each are made up of segments and include metadata, a hash message digest, and a serial code. The method involves selecting a first segment of the unknown video and locating the serial code within the first segment of the unknown video data. The serial code is used to locate a corresponding first segment in the known video data. The first segment may include a known hash message digest. A new hash message digest for the first segment of the unknown video data is generated and compared with the known hash message digest. If they match, the segment of unknown video data is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: 725-1 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jean-Paul Labrosse
  • Publication number: 20180220189
    Abstract: In a system for video data capture and sharing client devices may include one or more video cameras and sensors to capture video data and a local buffer memory for storing the captured video data. The system uses inputs from various sources, including sensors, to determine an operating mode. Based on the operating mode, video recording settings are set for the video cameras to change the size of the video data that is generated and stored in the local buffer memory to optimize its use. When the operating mode corresponds to an event of interest, the data recorded is larger, with higher video quality parameters, and when the operational mode corresponds to video footage of no interest, the data recorded is smaller, with lower video quality parameters. Additionally, other actions can be taken based on the operational mode, such as over-write the video recording parameters, notify users of likely loss of recorded data, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: 725-1 CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jay Hamlin, Jeffrey Margolis
  • Patent number: 10025380
    Abstract: An electronic device may have gaze detection capabilities that allow the device to detect when a user is looking at the device. The electronic device may implement a power management scheme using the results of gaze detection operations. When the device detects that the user has looked away from the device, the device may dim a display screen and may perform other suitable actions. The device may pause a video playback operation when the device detects that the user has looked away from the device. The device may resume the video playback operation when the device detects that the user is looking towards the device. Gaze detector circuitry may be powered down when sensor data indicates that gazed detection readings will not be reliable or are not needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Michael Rosenblatt
  • Patent number: 9995933
    Abstract: A see-through, near-eye mixed reality head mounted display (HMD) device includes left and right see-through display regions within which virtual images are displayable. These left and right see-through display regions each having a transmittance that is less than one hundred percent. The see-through, near-eye mixed reality HMD device also includes a see-through transmittance compensation mask that includes a left window through which the left see-through display region is visible and a right window through which the right see-through display region is visible. In accordance with various embodiments, the see-through transmittance compensation mask is used to provide a substantially uniform transmittance across the field-of-view of a user wearing the HMD device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel James Alton, Nathan Ackerman, Philip Andrew Frank, Andrew Hodge, Barry Corlett
  • Publication number: 20170322933
    Abstract: Systems and methods of placeshifting media playback between two or more devices are provided. For example, a method for placeshifting media may include downloading onto a first device an index of files accessed or modified on a second device via a data storage server, at least one of the files being a media file played on the second device. The first device may display a user selectable list of the files on the first device before issuing a request for the media file to the data storage server. The data storage server may send the media file to the first device from the data storage server, and the first device may play back the media file where the second device left off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael ROSENBLATT, Gloria LIN, Amir Mahmood MIKHAK, Taido Lantz NAKAJIMA, Sean Anthony MAYO, Andrew HODGE, Anthony Michael FADELL, Jeffrey Theodore LEE, Shawn A. ELLIS, Policarpo WOOD, Alan Christopher CANNISTRARO
  • Patent number: 9808236
    Abstract: An internal bracing system is disclosed for stabilizing a joint such as the knee, shoulder, ankle or the like. The internal bracing system includes an extra-articular tension band mechanism and an anchor assembly therefore. The internal bracing system adds substantial control to unstable joints which is effective in limiting the pathological joint motions and internal slippage. The anchor anchoring assembly designed to affix a tethering device to various bony structures which form a joint, for the purpose of providing stability. The anchor assembly includes an anchor and a set screw. A series of disc structures compressed by the set screw securely holds the tether without binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Bone Anchor, LLC
    Inventors: W. Andrew Hodge, Slobodan Tepic, Stephen J. Bresina
  • Patent number: 9766459
    Abstract: Described herein are display devices, and methods for use therewith. Such a device can be used to display one or more virtual images within a first see-through portion of the device, adjacent to which is a second see-through portion that does not overlap with the first see-through portion. The first and second see-through portions of the device collectively cover a substantially entire field-of-view (FOV) of a user. A transmittance (and/or other optical characteristic(s)) corresponding to the first see-through portion of the device and a transmittance (and/or other optical characteristic(s)) corresponding to the second see-through portion of the device can be caused (e.g., controlled) to be substantially the same to provide a substantially uniform transmittance (and/or other optical characteristic(s)) across the substantially entire FOV of a user. More generally, optical characteristics of see-through portions of the device can be controlled, e.g., by a user and/or through feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel James Alton, Nathan Ackerman, Andrew Hodge, Philip Andrew Frank
  • Patent number: 9626363
    Abstract: Systems and methods of placeshifting media playback between two or more devices are provided. For example, a method for placeshifting media may include downloading onto a first device an index of files accessed or modified on a second device via a data storage server, at least one of the files being a media file played on the second device. The first device may display a user selectable list of the files on the first device before issuing a request for the media file to the data storage server. The data storage server may send the media file to the first device from the data storage server, and the first device may play back the media file where the second device left off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rosenblatt, Gloria Lin, Amir Mahmood Mikhak, Taido Lantz Nakajima, Sean Anthony Mayo, Andrew Hodge, Anthony Michael Fadell, Jeffrey Theodore Lee, Shawn A. Ellis, Policarpo Wood, Alan Christopher Cannistraro
  • Patent number: 9585285
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Andrew Hodge
  • Patent number: 9519771
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an electronic device with an embedded authentication system for restricting access to device resources. The authentication system may include one or more sensors operative to detect biometric information of a user. The sensors may be positioned in the device such that the sensors may detect appropriate biometric information as the user operates the device, without requiring the user to perform a step for providing the biometric information (e.g., embedding a fingerprint sensor in an input mechanism instead of providing a fingerprint sensor in a separate part of the device housing). In some embodiments, the authentication system may be operative to detect a visual or temporal pattern of inputs to authenticate a user. In response to authenticating, a user may access restricted files, applications (e.g., applications purchased by the user), or settings (e.g., application settings such as contacts or saved game profile).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Fadell, Andrew Hodge, Stephan Schell, Ruben Caballero, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Stephen Zadesky, Emery Sanford
  • Publication number: 20160278762
    Abstract: An internal bracing system is disclosed for stabilizing a joint such as the knee, shoulder, ankle or the like. The internal bracing system includes an extra-articular tension band mechanism and an anchor assembly therefore. The internal bracing system adds substantial control to unstable joints which is effective in limiting the pathological joint motions and internal slippage. The anchor anchoring assembly designed to affix a tethering device to various bony structures which form a joint, for the purpose of providing stability. The anchor assembly includes an anchor and a set screw. A series of disc structures compressed by the set screw securely holds the tether without binding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: W. ANDREW HODGE, SLOBODAN TEPIC, STEPHEN J. BRESINA
  • Publication number: 20160212879
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Andrew Hodge
  • Patent number: 9357995
    Abstract: An internal bracing system is disclosed for stabilizing a joint such as the knee, shoulder, ankle or the like. The internal bracing system includes an extra-articular tension band mechanism and an anchor assembly therefore. The internal bracing system adds substantial control to unstable joints which is effective in limiting the pathological joint motions and internal slippage. The anchor anchoring assembly designed to affix a tethering device to various bony structures which form a joint, for the purpose of providing stability. The anchor assembly includes an anchor and a set screw. A double helix thread/chamber structure between the anchor and set screw securely holds the tether without binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Bone Anchor
    Inventors: W. Andrew Hodge, Slobodan Tepic, Stephen J. Bresina
  • Patent number: 9329771
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor may authenticate a user for a respective function. While a respective function of the device is in a locked state, the device displays a graphical element on the display, the graphical element indicating a first direction of finger movement that enables unlocking of the respective function. While displaying the graphical element, the device detects an input that includes movement of a finger in the first direction over the fingerprint sensor and determines whether the input meets unlock criteria based at least in part on fingerprint information of the finger detected by the fingerprint sensor during the input. In accordance with a determination that the input meets the unlock criteria, the device unlocks the respective function; and in accordance with a determination that the input does not meet the unlock criteria, the device maintains the respective function in the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC
    Inventors: Anthony Fadell, Andrew Hodge, Stephan Schell, Ruben Caballero, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Stephen Zadesky, Emery Sanford
  • Patent number: 9304624
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor may authenticate a user for a respective function. While access to one or more resources of the device is restricted, the device displays an irregular arrangement of shapes on the touch-sensitive display. The device receives input based on the displayed irregular arrangement of the shapes. In accordance with a determination that the input meets input pattern criteria, the device provides access to the one or more restricted resources. In accordance with a determination that the input does not meet the input pattern criteria, the devices forgoes providing access to the one or more restricted resources of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Fadell, Andrew Hodge, Stephan Schell, Ruben Caballero, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Stephen Zadesky, Emery Sanford
  • Patent number: 9250795
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an electronic device with an embedded authentication system for restricting access to device resources. The authentication system may include one or more sensors operative to detect biometric information of a user. The sensors may be positioned in the device such that the sensors may detect appropriate biometric information as the user operates the device, without requiring the user to perform a step for providing the biometric information (e.g., embedding a fingerprint sensor in an input mechanism instead of providing a fingerprint sensor in a separate part of the device housing). In some embodiments, the authentication system may be operative to detect a visual or temporal pattern of inputs to authenticate a user. In response to authenticating, a user may access restricted files, applications (e.g., applications purchased by the user), or settings (e.g., application settings such as contacts or saved game profile).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Fadell, Andrew Hodge, Stephan Schell, Ruben Caballero, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Stephen Zadesky, Emery Sanford