Patents by Inventor Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes 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: 11168995
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to determining a next vehicle task for a vehicle of a fleet. Vehicle data from the vehicle, charger data about at least one charger, and demand data may be received and used to determine the next vehicle task. The vehicle may be directed to the next vehicle task. Determining a next vehicle task may further be based on predictions made using the vehicle data, the charger data, and the demand data. Heuristics may also be used in determining a next vehicle task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Matthew Paul McNaughton, Charles Bigelow Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210330961
    Abstract: A connector block for an implantable controller. The connector block includes a first pair of side-by-side bores extending distally from a proximal end of the connector block and defining a major longitudinal axis. A second pair of side-by-side bores extends distally from a distal end of the first pair of side-by-side bores, each of the first pair of side-by-side bores defining a first diameter and each of the second pair of side-by-side bores defining a second diameter less than the first diameter, each pair of the second pair of side-by-side lead bores include a setscrew bore sized to receive a setscrew and being transverse to the major longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Lisa Meyer, Andrew Ries, Thomas J. Fick, Kevin Seifert, Richard P. Nelson, Jonathan A. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20210284636
    Abstract: The specification relates to compounds of Formula (I): and to pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, to processes and intermediates used for their preparation, to pharmaceutical compositions containing them and to their use in the treatment of cell proliferative disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Bernard Christophe BARLAAM, Daniel Hillebrand O'DONOVAN, Samantha Jayne HUGHES, Thomas Andrew MOSS, Johannes Wilhelmus Maria NISSINK, James Stewart SCOTT, Bin YANG
  • Publication number: 20210283964
    Abstract: An axle hanger includes a web, a first flange extending in a first direction perpendicular to the web, and a second flange extending in the first direction perpendicular to the web, spaced from and parallel to the first flange. A first return extends from the first flange toward the second flange parallel to the web, and a second return extends from the second flange toward the first flange parallel to the web. The axle hanger is easier to install and access in the event a hanger spring needs replacement, and the hanger can be more stably secured to the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kaleb VanOrt, Andrew Hughes, Jonathan Frick, Mohammed Taqiuddin, Bruce Bailey, Phillip Heiner
  • Publication number: 20210261537
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds and methods useful for inhibiting SARMI and/or treating and/or preventing axonal degeneration. Provided SARMI inhibitors reduce or inhibit binding of NAD+ by SARMI and SARMI inhibitors bind to SARMI within a pocket comprising one or more catalytic residues (e.g., a catalytic cleft of SARMI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Owen Hughes, Rajesh Devraj, Todd Bosanac, Richard Andrew Jarjes-Pike, Andrew Simon Brearley, Jonathan Bentley
  • Publication number: 20210261540
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds and methods useful for inhibiting SARM1 and/or treating and/or preventing neurodegenerative disease or axonal degeneration. The provided SARM1 inhibitors may reduce or inhibit binding of NAD+ by SARM1. Alternatively, provided SARM1 inhibitors bind to SARM1 within a pocket comprising one or more catalytic residues (e.g., a catalytic cleft of SARM1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Owen Hughes, Rajesh Devraj, Todd Bosanac, Richard Andrew Jarjes-Pike, Andrew Simon Brearley, Jonathan Bentley
  • Publication number: 20210213337
    Abstract: A basketball goal assembly has an outer support pole extending vertically upward from a base. An inner pole is telescopically arranged within the outer support pole. A basketball backboard assembly having a backboard and a rim extends from an upper end of the inner pole. A series of tracking blocks are secured to the inner pole. Each tracking block protrudes from the inner pole to bear against an inner surface of the outer support pole. The blocks rigidly hold the inner pole at a spaced lateral distance from the outer support pole while allowing the inner pole to travel vertically relative to the outer support pole. An actuator is operable to telescopically raise and lower the inner pole relative to the outer pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hughes, Robert W. Cornell
  • Patent number: 11034203
    Abstract: An axle hanger includes a web, a first flange extending in a first direction perpendicular to the web, and a second flange extending in the first direction perpendicular to the web, spaced from and parallel to the first flange. A first return extends from the first flange toward the second flange parallel to the web, and a second return extends from the second flange toward the first flange parallel to the web. The axle hanger is easier to install and access in the event a hanger spring needs replacement, and the hanger can be more stably secured to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Lippert Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaleb VanOrt, Andrew Hughes, Jonathan Frick, Mohammed Taqiuddin
  • Patent number: 11034199
    Abstract: A trailer frame includes a drawbar and a coupler connected to the drawbar through a pair of flexible and resilient connections operably disposed between the drawbar and the coupler and configured to absorb shock and vibration imparted to the drawbar and the coupler while the trailer is towed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Lippert Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Trenton Miller, Kaleb VanOrt, Timothy D. Schultz, Andrew Hughes
  • Publication number: 20210158705
    Abstract: Example systems and methods allow for reporting and sharing of information reports relating to driving conditions within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. One example method includes receiving information reports relating to driving conditions from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may also include receiving sensor data from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may further include validating some of the information reports based at least in part on the sensor data. The method may additionally include combining validated information reports into a driving information map. The method may also include periodically filtering the driving information map to remove outdated information reports. The method may further include providing portions of the driving information map to autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Nathaniel Fairfield, Joshua Seth Herbach, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Michael Steven Montemerlo
  • Patent number: 10947330
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating a catalyst in a dispersed polymer particle comprising dissolving a Group 8 to Group 11 transition metal containing catalyst and a self-dispersing polymer in a solvent; adding water and optionally a base under particle forming conditions to form a dispersed polymer encapsulated catalyst comprising particles having a population number average diameter between 10 and 300 nanometers is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Damien Guironnet, Muhammad Rabnawaz, Ralph Even, Andrew Hughes, Joshua Katz
  • Patent number: 10916142
    Abstract: Example systems and methods allow for reporting and sharing of information reports relating to driving conditions within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. One example method includes receiving information reports relating to driving conditions from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within a fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may also include receiving sensor data from a plurality of autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles. The method may further include validating some of the information reports based at least in part on the sensor data. The method may additionally include combining validated information reports into a driving information map. The method may also include periodically filtering the driving information map to remove outdated information reports. The method may further include providing portions of the driving information map to autonomous vehicles within the fleet of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Fairfield, Joshua Seth Herbach, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Michael Steven Montemerlo
  • Patent number: 10845202
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle may access portions of a map to maneuver a roadway. The map may be split into one or more levels that represent different regions in space. For example, an overpass may be represented by one level while the road below the overpass may be on a separate level. A vehicle traveling on a particular level may use map data that is associated with that level. Furthermore, if the vehicle travels through a warp zone, it may transition from the current level to a destination level and thus begin to use map data associated with the destination level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Urmson, Michael Steven Montemerlo, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Daniel Trawick Egnor
  • Patent number: 10829648
    Abstract: A composition containing succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor and a potentiator has been discovered to enhance the activity of the succinate dehydrogenase such that the amount of the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor need to effectively treat a microbial substance can be reduced substantially. The compositions may be used as additives for paints and coatings, and protecting crops, seeds, wallboard, metal working fluids, wood from mold, fungi and other microbes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ARCH WOOD PROTECTION, INC.
    Inventors: George Polson, Alex Valcke, Andrew Hughes, Jody Jourden, Maria Regina Prioli, Qi Zheng
  • Patent number: 10758390
    Abstract: A joint for a rehabilitation device and a rehabilitation device are disclosed. The joint is defined for operation between an end of a first member and an end of a second member. The joint enables the second member to pivot at the joint with respect to the first member. The joint includes a positioning mechanism for defining a set position from which the second member pivots. The joint also includes a restriction mechanism for restricting the degree of pivoting of the second member, from the set position. The joint further includes a biasing mechanism for biasing the second member such that it returns to the set position when an opposing force applied to the second member is less than the bias of the biasing mechanism. When the joint is in the set position, the biasing mechanism is configured such that no bias is applied to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Mark Sorrenti, Samiul Sorrenti, Andrew Hughes, Richard Genga
  • Publication number: 20200223957
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating a catalyst in a dispersed polymer particle comprising dissolving a Group 8 to Group 11 transition metal containing catalyst and a self-dispersing polymer in a solvent; adding water and optionally a base under particle forming conditions to form a dispersed polymer encapsulated catalyst comprising particles having a population number average diameter between 10 and 300 nanometers is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Damien GUIRONNET, Muhammad RABNAWAZ, Ralph EVEN, Andrew HUGHES, Joshua KATZ
  • Patent number: 10621451
    Abstract: A vehicle may receive one or more images of an environment of the vehicle. The vehicle may also receive a map of the environment. The vehicle may also match at least one feature in the one or more images with corresponding one or more features in the map. The vehicle may also identify a given area in the one or more images that corresponds to a a portion of the map that is within a threshold distance to the one or more features. The vehicle may also compress the one or more images to include a lower amount of details in areas of the one or more images other than the given area. The vehicle may also provide the compressed images to a remote system, and responsively receive operation instructions from the remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Vadim Furman, Andrew Hughes Chatham, Abhijit Ogale, Dmitri Dolgov
  • Patent number: 10520323
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to systems and methods for assessing validity of a map using image data collected by a laser sensor along a vehicle path. The method may compile image data received from the laser sensor. The map subject to assessment may define an area prohibiting entry by a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Hughes Chatham
  • Publication number: 20190381846
    Abstract: An axle hanger includes a web, a first flange extending in a first direction perpendicular to the web, and a second flange extending in the first direction perpendicular to the web, spaced from and parallel to the first flange. A first return extends from the first flange toward the second flange parallel to the web, and a second return extends from the second flange toward the first flange parallel to the web. The axle hanger is easier to install and access in the event a hanger spring needs replacement, and the hanger can be more stably secured to the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kaleb VanOrt, Andrew Hughes, Jonathan Frick, Mohammed Taqiuddin
  • Patent number: 10488144
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an archery bow comprises an archery bow body defining opposing limb tips having rotational elements and a bowstring extending between the limb tips. At least one cable portion extends between the limb tips. A flexible cable guard extends from the archery bow body. The flexible cable guard is formed from a center shaft mounted to the archery bow body, the support core having at least a first section having a greater diameter or cross sectional width than that of a second distal section. A flexible cover or sleeve may be arranged over the shaft. The cover may have a low-friction surface to enable the cables or a slide assembly to slide freely thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Hughes