Patents by Inventor Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees 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: 20200167707
    Abstract: A system and method for workload forecasting and distribution is provided. The method includes obtaining, from a docketing database of the docketing system, active term data defining active terms. The active terms represent action items in the docketing system. The method further includes selecting a subset of the active terms based on the active term data. The method further includes obtaining, from the docketing database, price data associated with the active terms in the subset. The price data represents a cost of performing the action items associated with the active terms. The method further includes generating a predicted cost total based on the price data. The method further includes outputting the predicted cost total.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Robert COTRAN, Christina S. Lee, Thomas Andrew CURRIER
  • Publication number: 20200167368
    Abstract: A method in an intermediate server of initiating updates to a secondary database based on activity in a primary database includes: retrieving primary data from a primary server hosting the primary database; retrieving secondary data from a secondary server hosting the secondary database; storing a combined data set including the primary data and the secondary data; responsive to receiving a request from a client device, presenting a portion of the combined data set to the client device; receiving, from the client device, input data associated with the portion of the combined data set and updating the combined data set in the memory; determining whether to synchronize the updated combined data set with at least one of the primary server and the secondary server; and when the determination is affirmative, selecting a subset of the combined data set for transmission to at least one of the primary and secondary servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Robert COTRAN, Christina S. Lee, Thomas Andrew CURRIER
  • Publication number: 20200165729
    Abstract: A method for forming a conductive metal-polymer composite coated polymer includes providing a polymer substrate and immersing the polymer substrate in a metal solution. The method further includes decomposing the metal solution in a thermally controlled environment and reducing the metal solution to metal such that the metal is deposited on a surface of the polymer substrate. After reducing the metal solution, the method includes treating the surface with a polymer coating to form the metal-polymer composite coated polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jar-Wha Lee, Zachary Douglas Adams, Mark Andrew Maltese
  • Publication number: 20200167151
    Abstract: An apparatus, and a method, performed by one or more processors are disclosed. The method may comprise receiving a build request associated with performing an external data processing task on a first data set, the first data set being stored in memory associated with a data processing platform to be performed at a system external to the data processing platform. The method may also comprise generating a task identifier for the data processing task, and providing, in association with the task identifier, the first data set to an agent associated with the external system with an indication of the data processing task, the agent being arranged to cause performance of the task at the external system, to receive a second data set resulting from performance of the task, and to provide the second data set and associated metadata indicative of the transformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Audrey Kuan, Andrew Kaier, Eric Lee, Jasjit Grewal, Mark Elliot, Nitish Kulkarni, Robert Fink, Samuel Rogerson, Thomas Pearson, Thomas Powell, Lawrence Manning, Corey Garvey
  • Patent number: 10660472
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber. An upper portion of the housing defines an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container is receivable within said hollow chamber. A lid configured to cover the upper portion of the housing and the opening in a closed position, is moveable to an open position where the lid does not cover the opening. At least one heating element is associated with the housing or the lid. The cooking system is operable in a conductive cooking mode and a convective cooking mode. In said conductive cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a conductive cooker and in said convective cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a convection cooker. The cooking system is operable in the conductive cooking mode and then the convective cooking mode without removing said food container from said hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10664800
    Abstract: A parcel delivery system and method for the delivery of a parcel into a vehicle within a parking location. The system and method uses communicative devices coupled to a vehicle and capable of providing a position of the vehicle within the parking location to a controller for the direction of a delivery of a given parcel. The system assigns a given parking location with an address for use by a user to direct a delivery into a vehicle parked within the parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Lee
  • Publication number: 20200159370
    Abstract: A method for reviewing content previously displayed on a display screen includes capturing at least one screenshot of at least part of a display screen in response to an occurrence of a trigger event based on a change in displayed content. A value of at least one criterion of the displayed content is stored in association with each captured screenshot. A request is received, based on at least one of the stored criteria, to review a captured screenshot. A screenshot corresponding with the request may be superimposed on the display screen as an overlay. Content displayed on the screen for the occurrence of the trigger event is monitored. A screenshot in response to each occurrence of the trigger event is captured. The request to review a screenshot may be a request to review a selection from a plurality of captured screenshots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Lees, Alexandra Wishart, Adam Michael Farley, Keira L. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20200159685
    Abstract: A coordinated component interface control framework may deterministically reproduce behavior of a data processing pipeline. The framework may include a controller that controls input to, output from, and/or execution of a component of the pipeline. The framework may also tune performance of the pipeline and/or enable parallel processing of the pipeline, even across different machines, while preserving the ability to deterministically reproduce behavior of the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob Lee Askeland, Ryan Martin Cahoon, Andrew Lewis King
  • Patent number: 10653270
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container is receivable within said hollow chamber. A lid, movable relative to said housing, contacts the upper portion of the housing in a closed position to close the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said housing and said lid. The cooking system is operable in a conductive cooking mode and a convective cooking mode. In the conductive cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a conductive cooker and in said convective cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a convection cooker. The cooking system is operable in the conductive cooking mode and then is operable in said convective cooking mode without removing said food container from said hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10658161
    Abstract: In-situ low pressure chamber cleans and gas nozzle apparatus for plasma processing systems employing in-situ deposited chamber coatings. Certain chamber clean embodiments for conductor etch applications include an NF3-based plasma clean performed at pressures below 30 mT to remove in-situ deposited SiOx coatings from interior surfaces of a gas nozzle hole. Embodiments include a gas nozzle with bottom holes dimensioned sufficiently small to reduce or prevent the in-situ deposited chamber coatings from building up a SiOx deposits on interior surfaces of a nozzle hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Xikun Wang, Andrew Nguyen, Changhun Lee, Xiaoming He, Meihua Shen
  • Publication number: 20200153071
    Abstract: Integration of self-biased magnetic circulators with microwave devices is disclosed herein. In microwave and other high-frequency radio frequency (RF) applications, a magnetic circulator can be implemented with a smaller permanent magnet. Aspects disclosed herein include a process flow for producing a self-biased circulator in an integrated circuit chip. In this regard, a magnetic circulator junction can be fabricated on an active layer of a semiconductor wafer. A deep pocket or cavity is formed in an insulating substrate under the active layer. This cavity is then filled with a ferromagnetic material such that the circulator junction is self-biased within the integrated circuit chip, eliminating the need for an external magnet. The self-biased circulator provides high isolation between ports in a smaller integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yongjie Cui, Xing Gu, Andrew Arthur Ketterson, Cathy Lee, Xing Chen
  • Patent number: 10650610
    Abstract: A platform configured to operate in different modes so that users can seamlessly switch between an authoring view and a consumption view while creating a three-dimensional scene is described herein. A first mode includes an authoring mode in which an authoring user can add and/or edit content displayed in a three-dimensional scene via a computing device. The second mode includes a consumption mode in which the authoring user can preview and/or share the content displayed in the three-dimensional scene via a head-mounted display device that is in some way connected to and/or in communication with the computing device. Consequently, the same platform (e.g., application) enables the authoring user to toggle between the two different modes while creating a three-dimensional scene that is part of an experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vidya Srinivasan, Andrew John Howe, Michael Lee Smith, Harold Anthony Martinez Molina
  • Patent number: 10646070
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the cooking system being functional in a plurality of cooking modes. The cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber and including an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A lid is positionable relative to the housing to cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with one of the housing and said lid. An air movement device is located in at least one of the housing and the lid to circulate air through the hollow chamber. An air diffuser positionable in the hollow chamber and is configured to impart rotation to air circulating through the hollow chamber when the air diffuser is positioned in the hollow chamber during at least one of the plurality of cooking modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10651315
    Abstract: A method to fabricate a three dimensional memory structure may include creating a stack of layers including a conductive source layer, a first insulating layer, a select gate source layer, and a second insulating layer, and an array stack. A hole through the stack of layers may then be created using the conductive source layer as a stop-etch layer. The source material may have an etch rate no faster than 33% as fast as an etch rate of the insulating material for the etch process used to create the hole. A pillar of semiconductor material may then fill the hole, so that the pillar of semiconductor material is in electrical contact with the conductive source layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Lu, Hongbin Zhu, Gordon A Haller, Roger W. Lindsay, Andrew Bicksler, Brian J. Cleereman, Minsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10650460
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, data may be received indicative of a plurality of insurance claims. A risk transfer opportunity platform processor may, based on the received data, identify an insurance claim as being associated with a potential risk transfer opportunity. For the identified insurance claim, the risk transfer opportunity platform processor may automatically arrange for a potential risk transfer user interface to be displayed to a claim handler and may receive, via the potential risk transfer user interface, recovery details from the claim handler, including an overall total damage value and a high and low risk transfer value. A summary report may then be automatically generated for a plurality of insurance claims based in part on the recovery details received from the claim handler, and an indication of the summary report may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Bostic, Paul J. Edwards, Andrew J Reed, Michael Adam Scott, Keren Shemesh
  • Publication number: 20200138219
    Abstract: A clothes hanger is provided that has a fixed or attached support with clips attached which allow a user to slip the collar leaves of a button-down or other shirt into the clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Markelz, Lindsey Lee Markelz
  • Publication number: 20200142731
    Abstract: In a transfer of tasks between devices in a network, a failing device determines that it will not complete a task. The failing device compares the requirements of the task with sets of device capabilities on a device list, where each set is associated with a device in the network. The failing device determines that the requirements of the task matches, a set of device capabilities associated with a given device, and in response, sends a request to transfer the given task to the given device. When a rejection of the request is received, the failing device compares the requirements of the task with remaining sets of device capabilities on the device list, determines that the requirements of the task matches a second set of device capabilities associated with a second given device, and in response, sends a second request to transfer the task to the second given device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew DUNNINGS, Simon PAGE, Joseph PAYNE, Andrew HURT, Eunjin LEE
  • Patent number: 10640498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds of formula (I) and methods for the manufacture of inhibitors of deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs). In particular, the invention relates to the inhibition of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 30 or ubiquitin specific peptidase 30 (USP30). The invention further relates to the use of DUB inhibitors in the treatment of conditions involving mitochondrial dysfunction and in the treatment of cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MISSION THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Karl Richard Gibson, Alison Jones, Mark Ian Kemp, Andrew Madin, Martin Lee Stockley, Gavin Alistair Whitlock, Michael D. Woodrow
  • Publication number: 20200136809
    Abstract: Disclosed is a decentralized distributed storage system comprises a storage protocol module, validation protocol module, and retrieval protocol module. The storage protocol module enables a client to perform a first plurality of steps to store data in a data storage unit deployed by a provider. The validation protocol module enables the client to place a storage challenge on a storage token chain. The provider identifies the storage challenge on the storage token chain and performs a second plurality of steps to validate the storage challenge. The storage token chain comprises storage tokens transmitted from the client to the provider on detecting a validation of the placed challenge or returned to the client on detection of non-validation. The retrieval protocol module enables the client to perform a third plurality of steps to access the data storage unit to retrieve the stored data by providing storage tokens to the provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rhys Andrew Newman, Alex Geunho Lee
  • Patent number: D884193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Lee Robinson, Susan Gay Heller, Jeffrey Scott Hart, Xidong Chen