Patents by Inventor Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker 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: 20210150130
    Abstract: Methods are presented for generating a natural language model. The method may comprise: ingesting training data representative of documents to be analyzed by the natural language model, generating a hierarchical data structure comprising at least two topical nodes within which the training data is to be subdivided into by the natural language model, selecting a plurality of documents among the training data to be annotated, generating an annotation prompt for each document configured to elicit an annotation about said document indicating which node among the at least two topical nodes said document is to be classified into, receiving the annotation based on the annotation prompt; and generating the natural language model using an adaptive machine learning process configured to determine patterns among the annotations for how the documents in the training data are to be subdivided according to the at least two topical nodes of the hierarchical data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Robert J. Munro, Schuyler D. Erle, Christopher Walker, Sarah K. Luger, Jason Brenier, Gary C. King, Paul A. Tepper, Ross Mechanic, Andrew Gilchrist-Scott, Jessica D. Long, James B. Robinson, Brendan D. Callahan, Michelle Casban, Ujjwal Sarin, Aneesh Nair, Veena Basavaraj, Tripti Saxena, Edgar Nunez, Martha G. Hinrichs, Haley Most, Tyler Schnoebelen
  • Patent number: 11007849
    Abstract: This application provides a method of using aptamers to determine the presence of HCP's in a recombinant protein preparation, and provides methods of preparing a plurality of aptamers for use in the method of detecting a plurality of HCP's in a recombinant protein preparation. In accordance with the description, a method of determining the presence or absence of a plurality of HCP's in a recombinant protein preparation comprises: providing a recombinant protein preparation; providing a final pool of aptamers; combining the recombinant protein preparation with the final pool of aptamers; and determining the presence or absence of a plurality of HCP's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Medlmmune, LLC, The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Andrew Csordas, James B. McGivney IV, Hyongsok Tom Soh, Robert Strouse, Faye Walker
  • Publication number: 20210136972
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Caminante Blanc’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Publication number: 20210136971
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Errante Noir’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Publication number: 20210136970
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Paseante Noir’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Patent number: 10996963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for deploying tutorial content to websites via tag management systems are disclosed. In an example, a tutorial deployment application accesses a content segment and a condition for displaying the content segment. The application generates a tutorial object including code to display the content segment. The application integrates the tutorial object into the set of runtime tags by selecting a tag from a set of runtime tags that control operations of a website and links the tag with the tutorial object. Based on a performance of the operation, the condition is met, and the tag is executed, causing the tutorial object to be loaded and executed by the website and the content segment to be displayed by the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Walker, Andrew Watanabe, Alan Wilson, Kevin Wilson
  • Patent number: 10980382
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner comprises a housing; a motor fan assembly mounted in the housing; a pivotable inlet nozzle in fluid communication with the motor fan assembly; and a dirt container coupled to the pivotable inlet nozzle and the housing. The pivotable inlet nozzle is pivotable a first operable position whereby the pivotable inlet nozzle is in fluid communication with a flexible hose mounted on the housing and a second operable position whereby the pivotable inlet nozzle projects from the housing and is remote from the flexible hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Walker
  • Publication number: 20210047668
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved automated systems and methods for synthesis of biopolymers including DNA and RNA. The automated systems and methods represent a number of improvements over existing systems for multiplex synthesis of biopolymers in a combinatorial fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Dabrowski, Fabian Gerlinghaus, Reed Kelso, John Andrew Walker, II
  • Patent number: 10906155
    Abstract: A power tool that includes a tool body housing, a drive system, a tool head and a connection system. The drive system is housed in the tool body housing. The tool head, which is configured to perform work on a work piece, includes a tool head housing and an input member that is driven by the drive system when the tool head is coupled to the tool body housing. The tool head can be engaged to the tool body housing in at least two pre-defined and distinct orientations. The connection system secures the tool head to the tool body housing in each of the at least two pre-defined and distinct orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Wade C. King, Micah A. Coleman, Andrew Walker, Jason McRoberts, Frederick R. Bean, Christopher J. Murray, Frank A. DeSantis
  • Publication number: 20200374699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the sensor electronics module is further configured to directly wirelessly communicate sensor information to one or more display devices. Establishment of communication between devices can involve using a unique identifier associated with the sensor electronics module to authenticate communication. Times tracked at the sensor electronics module and the display module can be at different resolutions, and the different resolutions can be translated to facilitate communication. In addition, the frequency of establishing communication channels between the sensor electronics module and the display devices can vary depending upon whether reference calibration information is being updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth San Vicente, Indrawati Gauba, Siddharth Waichal, Andrew Walker
  • Publication number: 20200232716
    Abstract: A heat transfer device is disclosed having a housing including a first main wall and a second main wall, the housing having a sealed internal cavity, a liquid contained in the internal cavity, and a mixer able to set the liquid in motion, the heat transfer device being able to be switched between a first state and a second state in which the liquid is in motion and transfers heat by convection between the first main wall and the second main wall, the thermal conductance between the first main wall and the second main wall in the first state being four times less than the thermal conductance between the first main wall and the second main wall in the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew WALKER
  • Patent number: 10677533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat exchange device for effecting a heat exchange between a heat transfer fluid of a first network of capillary heat pipes and a heat transfer fluid of a second network of capillary heat pipes. The heat exchange device includes a solid block provided with a first channel and a second channel which are independent of one another, the first channel having at least one opening intended to be connected to a capillary heat pipe of the first network, the second channel having at least one opening intended to be connected to a capillary heat pipe of the second network, the first channel having a portion which lies near a portion of the second channel such that the heat transfer fluid of the first network is able to exchange heat with the heat transfer fluid of the second network via the heat exchanging portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
    Inventors: Christian Flemin, Typhaine Coquard, Andrew Walker
  • Publication number: 20200056859
    Abstract: A telescopic sight for a hand-held weapon comprises a housing for an optical system that presents a telescopic image to a user, and a zoom adjustment ring on the housing. The optical system has objective and ocular lens systems and between these an image erector lens system, and a sighting element bearing a graphic image pattern at either a first focal plane between the image erector lens system and the objective lens system or a second focal plane between the image erector lens system and the ocular lens system. An optical zoom system is linked to the zoom adjustment ring for effecting a change in magnification. The zoom adjustment ring is movable over the housing in opposite forward and rearward axial directions between a locked position and an unlocked position to adjust the zoom magnification. In the locked position interengaging formations between the ring and housing slides into engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: DEBEN GROUP INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Andrew WALKER, Alexander George JENKINSON
  • Publication number: 20200046187
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner comprises: a housing and a motor fan assembly mounted in the housing, the motor fan assembly arranged to generate an air flow. A removable dirt container is mountable on the housing and in fluid communication with a dirty air inlet and the motor fan assembly. A moveable dirt compactor is mounted in the dirt container and moveable between a stowed position and a dirt compacting position wherein the moveable dirt compactor is closer to one end of the dirt container in the dirt compacting position than in the stowed position. Wherein the dirt container comprises a primary handle for actuating the moveable dirt compactor with a first hand and a first auxiliary handle for allowing the user to grip with a second hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Derek MUIR, Andrew WALKER, Cavan GRAY, Jack RICHARDSON
  • Patent number: D874987
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ICANDY WORLD LIMITED
    Inventors: Joshua Lawrence Baker, Paul Andrew Walker, Stuart Thomas Cole, Warren Anthony Appel
  • Patent number: PP32929
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Camminare Noir’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Patent number: PP32949
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Ambulo Blanc’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Patent number: PP32999
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Errante Noir’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Patent number: PP33015
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Caminante Blanc’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero
  • Patent number: PP33039
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of grapevine plant named ‘Paseante Noir’, particularly selected for its high resistance to Pierce's disease, as well as quality of fruit and wines produced is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Walker, Alan C. Tenscher, Summaira Riaz, Ninfa Romero