Patents by Inventor Andrew McPherson

Andrew McPherson 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: 20220275463
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to methods for the stratification, prognosis, diagnosis and stratification of a cancer, such as an ovarian cancer or a breast cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Sohrab SHAH, Yikan WANG, Ali Bashashati SAGHEZCHI, David HUNTSMAN, Samuel APARICIO, Andrew MCPHERSON, Diljot GREWAL
  • Publication number: 20220071236
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spoonable smoothie with fibrous, non-chalky, non-gritty texture. The spoonable smoothie has more than 34% by weight of a combination of fruit and vegetable sources, a texturant, a protein source, a vitamin source, and a mineral source. In some embodiments, the spoonable smoothie may be produced via high-pressure processing or thermal processing. In some embodiments in which high-pressure processing is employed, acid whey may be used to help obtain the non-chalky, non-gritty texture. In other embodiments in which thermal processing is employed, order of ingredients may be used to help obtain the non-chalky, non-gritty texture. In those thermally processed embodiments, the texturant and the protein source may be separately hydrated to control the competition for water absorption between the texturant and the protein source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Julia Lee Gregg-Albers, Allison M. Hibnick, Hayley Theodorakakos, Hillary Sandrock, Sara K. Cooper, Andrew McPherson, Rachel Catherine Brown, Judith Gulten Moca, Travis Larson
  • Publication number: 20220039444
    Abstract: A viscous sauce suitable for use in a multifunction pressure cooker is provided. The sauce comprises a starch, a low temperature viscosity agent, and a high temperature viscosity agent. The sauce provides desirable viscosity at ambient temperature and after cooking in a pressure cooker. A method of preparing the viscous sauce is also provided. A method of preparing a preparing a meal in a pressure cooker utilizing the viscous sauce is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Travis A. Larson, Andrew McPherson, John B. Topinka, Katherine Ann Peterson, Gavin M. Schmidt, Cosmin Beliciu, Michael Howeler, Michael Andrews
  • Patent number: 11227288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for integrating disparate data feeds and providing unified data monitoring to identify entities and/or transactions associated with the data for further investigation. Embodiments provide a system including at least one data feed with data having a first structure, and a common data layer configured to map the data to a common data model specifying a second structure common within the system. The system also includes a factor component configured to define a plurality of Factors and their inter-dependencies for deriving information from the mapped data, a model repository to run a selected set of Factors against a selected set of mapped data, according to a specified Model to identify data in the mapped data to evaluate, and to generate an alert based on Model parameters applied to the identified data, and an alert component to format the alert for external consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CREDIT SUISSE AG
    Inventors: Sterling Daines, Benjamin Voigt, Claudio Grazioli, Vasileios Agrafiotis, Antoine Bodin, Darius Sidlauskas, Michal Paszkowski, Samuel Burkart, Sergey Golubev, Ajay Kumar, Alexander Madsen, Andrew McPherson
  • Patent number: 11191289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spoonable smoothie with fibrous, non-chalky, non-gritty texture. The spoonable smoothie has more than 34% by weight of a combination of fruit and vegetable sources, a texturant, a protein source, a vitamin source, and a mineral source. In some embodiments, the spoonable smoothie may be produced via high-pressure processing or thermal processing. In some embodiments in which high-pressure processing is employed, acid whey may be used to help obtain the non-chalky, non-gritty texture. In other embodiments in which thermal processing is employed, order of ingredients may be used to help obtain the non-chalky, non-gritty texture. In those thermally processed embodiments, the texturant and the protein source may be separately hydrated to control the competition for water absorption between the texturant and the protein source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Julia Lee Gregg-Albers, Allison M. Hibnick, Hayley Theodorakakos, Hillary Sandrock, Sara K. Cooper, Andrew McPherson, Rachel Catherine Brown, Judith Gulten Moca, Travis Larson
  • Publication number: 20200308650
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to methods for the stratification, prognosis, diagnosis and stratification of a cancer, such as an ovarian cancer or a breast cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Sohrab SHAH, Yikan WANG, Ali Bashashati SAGHEZCHI, David HUNTSMAN, Samuel APARICIO, Andrew MCPHERSON, Diljot GREWAL
  • Patent number: 10718374
    Abstract: Downhole tools such as bearing assemblies and stabilizers are described for withstanding abrasive and erosive wear in operation. These stabilizers and bearing assemblies employ wear-resistant hard materials such as TSP, PCD, leached WC, and SCD composite materials. A bond between a braze material and wear tiles constructed of a hard phase material may include a non-planar interface with the braze material. Self-lubricating materials may be provided within the braze material or the hard material in some instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Krutibas Panda, Philip Park-Hung Leung, Tyler Jeffrey Romanyk, Andrew McPherson Downie, Steven Graham Bell
  • Publication number: 20190328009
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spoonable smoothie with fibrous, non-chalky, non-gritty texture. The spoonable smoothie has more than 34% by weight of a combination of fruit and vegetable sources, a texturant, a protein source, a vitamin source, and a mineral source. In some embodiments, the spoonable smoothie may be produced via high-pressure processing or thermal processing. In some embodiments in which high-pressure processing is employed, acid whey may be used to help obtain the non-chalky, non-gritty texture. In other embodiments in which thermal processing is employed, order of ingredients may be used to help obtain the non-chalky, non-gritty texture. In those thermally processed embodiments, the texturant and the protein source may be separately hydrated to control the competition for water absorption between the texturant and the protein source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Julia Lee Gregg-Albers, Allison M. Hibnick, Hayley Theodorakakos, Hillary Sandrock, Sara K. Cooper, Andrew McPherson, Rachel Catherine Brown, Judith Gulten Moca, Travis Larson
  • Publication number: 20190154081
    Abstract: Downhole tools such as bearing assemblies and stabilizers are described for withstanding abrasive and erosive wear in operation. These stabilizers and bearing assemblies employ wear-resistant hard materials such as TSP, PCD, leached WC, and SCD composite materials. A bond between a braze material and wear tiles constructed of a hard phase material may include a non-planar interface with the braze material. Self-lubricating materials may be provided within the braze material or the hard material in some instances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Krutibas Panda, Philip Park-Hung Leung, Tyler Jeffrey Romanyk, Andrew McPherson Downie, Steven Graham Bell
  • Patent number: 10119386
    Abstract: A drilling system can include a mud motor arranged in a drill string and a turbine shaft operatively coupled to a drill bit. The drilling system can also include a plurality of turbine stages axially arranged along a portion of the turbine shaft, a measure-while-drilling (MWD) tool operatively and communicably coupled to the mud motor, and a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure pulses generated by the mud motor and generate data signals corresponding to the pressure pulses. Further, the drilling system can include an electronics module communicably coupled to the pressure sensor and configured to process the data signals and thereby calculate a rotational speed of the mud motor. Furthermore, the drilling system can include a communications module communicably coupled to the electronics module and configured to transmit signals indicative of the rotational speed of the mud motor to a surface location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew McPherson Downie
  • Patent number: 10119336
    Abstract: A downhole stabilizer (5), such as a drill motor stabilizer, comprises at least one reaming means and/or reinforcing means (10). The present invention also relates to an assembly (30), such as a downhole drilling assembly (31), comprising at least one such stabilizer (5) and/or a drill bit (40,41) comprising a gauge bit (42) at or near a drilling end (45) thereof, and a connection means (46) for connecting the drill bit (40,41) to a drill motor assembly (60), wherein the drill bit gauge (42) comprises a substantially cylindrical portion having a length less than or equal to approximately 1.0 times the nominal bit diameter. The present invention also relates to a novel locking mechanism (80), such as a lock and key mechanism, to allow locking of a shaft (70?), e.g. a motor drive shaft (71?), through or together with a stabilizer (5?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew McPherson Downie, Pascal Michel Vitale, Bachar Boussi
  • Patent number: 9805705
    Abstract: A musical keyboard touch sensor pad having a plurality of integrated sensors disposed in an array is disclosed. The plurality of integrated sensors represents a keyboard key. A processor is electronically coupled to the plurality of integrated sensors. The processor is programmed to receive signals from several of the plurality of integrated sensors and to generate a sound signal based on input from the several of the plurality of integrated sensors. The output is variable based on the number in the plurality and the location of the plurality in the array. An audio output device is electronically coupled to the processor to generate a sound based on the sound signal. A keyboard using a plurality of the sensor pads as well as a method of generating sounds from the keyboard are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Andrew McPherson, Youngmoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9761210
    Abstract: A method for generating music is provided, the method comprising receiving, on a capacitive touch sensitive interface such as a keyboard, multi-finger gesture inputs having a first component and a second component, wherein the second component has a temporal evolution such as speed; determining the onset of an audio signal, such as a tone, based on the first component, analyzing the temporal evolution of the second component to determine MIDI or Open Sound Control OSC instructions; modifying the audio signal based on the instructions, in particular by decoupling the temporal relationship between specific gesture inputs (e.g. at key onset, during a note and upon key release), thus mapping gesture and motion inputs, to thus obtain previously unachievable musical effects with music synthesizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
    Inventor: Andrew McPherson
  • Patent number: 9714543
    Abstract: A downhole stabilizer (5), such as a drill motor stabilizer, comprises at least one reaming means and/or reinforcing means (10). The present invention also relates to an assembly (30), such as a downhole drilling assembly (31), comprising at least one such stabilizer (5) and/or a drill bit (40,41) comprising a gauge bit (42) at or near a drilling end (45) thereof, and a connection means (46) for connecting the drill bit (40,41) to a drill motor assembly (60), wherein the drill bit gauge (42) comprises a substantially cylindrical portion having a length less than or equal to approximately 1.0 times the nominal bit diameter. The present invention also relates to a novel locking mechanism (80), such as a lock and key mechanism, to allow locking of a shaft (70?), e.g. a motor drive shaft (71?), through or together with a stabilizer (5?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew McPherson Downie, Pascal Michel Vitale, Bachar Boussi
  • Patent number: 9523263
    Abstract: An example drilling turbine includes a turbine power section having a turbine shaft and a plurality of turbine stages axially arranged along the turbine shaft. A turbine bearing section is coupled to the turbine power section and has a drive shaft operatively coupled to the turbine shaft such that rotation of the turbine shaft rotates the drive shaft. The turbine bearing section includes a lower mandrel that houses a portion of the drive shaft rotatable with respect to the lower mandrel, one or more magnets disposed on an inner surface of the lower mandrel, a generator coil coupled to the drive shaft and aligned with the magnets, and one or more sensors coupled to the drive shaft and in electrical communication with the generator coil. The turbine shaft rotates the drive shaft, which rotates the generator coil with respect to the magnets, and thereby generates electrical power for the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew McPherson Downie, Christopher Paul Crampton, Victor Gawski
  • Patent number: 9518462
    Abstract: The turbine (100) can be used to transmit electrical data signals, for example, sensor data signals, across a down hole turbine using, with the data signals be communicated via a shaft (102). As a result, a signal can be induced onto the shaft (102) from a lower end of the shaft (102), for example, motor shaft, to an upper end of the shaft (102). The signal can be induced on the shaft (102) by a first induction loop (112) and can be picked up by a second induction loop (114) with the first induction loop (112) being downhole from the second induction loop (114). The second induction loop (114) can be communicatively coupled to a receiver (712) which can pass the signals passed to a transmitter (712), for example, a measurement while drilling (MWD) unit. The MWD unit can then process the signal and transmit the signal to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Andrew McPherson Downie, Geoffrey Andrew Samuel, Christopher Paul Crampton
  • Publication number: 20160319656
    Abstract: Drilling systems are disclosed that measure the rotational speed of a mud motor. One drilling system includes a mud motor arranged in a drill string and having a turbine shaft operatively coupled to a drill bit and a plurality of turbine stages axially arranged along a portion of the turbine shaft, a measure-while-drilling (MWD) tool operatively and communicably coupled to the mud motor and including a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure pulses generated by the mud motor and generate data signals corresponding to the pressure pulses, an electronics module communicably coupled to the pressure sensor and configured to process the data signals and thereby calculate a rotational speed of the mud motor, and a communications module communicably coupled to the electronics module and configured to transmit signals indicative of the rotational speed of the mud motor to a surface location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew McPherson Downie
  • Publication number: 20160240180
    Abstract: A musical keyboard touch sensor pad having a plurality of integrated sensors disposed in an array is disclosed. The plurality of integrated sensors represents a keyboard key. A processor is electronically coupled to the plurality of integrated sensors. The processor is programmed to receive signals from several of the plurality of integrated sensors and to generate a sound signal based on input from the several of the plurality of integrated sensors. The output is variable based on the number in the plurality and the location of the plurality in the array. An audio output device is electronically coupled to the processor to generate a sound based on the sound signal. A keyboard using a plurality of the sensor pads as well as a method of generating sounds from the keyboard are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew McPherson, Youngmoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20160210950
    Abstract: A method for generating music is provided, the method comprising receiving, on a capacitive touch sensitive interface such as a keyboard, multi-finger gesture inputs having a first component and a second component, wherein the second component has a temporal evolution such as speed; determining the onset of an audio signal, such as a tone, based on the first component, analysing the temporal evolution of the second component to determine MIDI or Open Sound Control OSC instructions; modifying the audio signal based on the instructions, in particular by decoupling the temporal relationship between specific gesture inputs (e.g. at key onset, during a note and upon key release), thus mapping gesture and motion inputs, to thus obtain previously unachievable musical effects with music synthesizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew McPherson
  • Patent number: D844299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: California Cowboy Apparel, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew McPherson Clark