Patents by Inventor Benjamin Thomas

Benjamin Thomas 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: 11900163
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to methods, systems, and computer-readable media to monitor a distributed computing system. In some implementations, a method may include obtaining a first plurality of monitoring metrics of a respective application of one or more applications executing over the distributed computing system, obtaining time-series data of the first plurality of monitoring metrics, programmatically analyzing the time-series data of the first plurality of monitoring metrics to determine a second plurality of monitoring metrics, wherein the second plurality of monitoring metrics is determined to be a predictive set of the first plurality of monitoring metrics, and monitoring the distributed computing system by monitoring the second plurality of monitoring metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SEDAI, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Mathew, Nikhil Gopinath Kurup, Hari Chandrasekhar, Benjamin Thomas
  • Patent number: 11900162
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to methods, systems, and computer-readable media to manage a computing resource allocation for a software application. In some implementations, a method may include executing a first test function using the distributed computing system at a first plurality of allocation setpoints for the computing resource, based on the execution, obtaining one or more performance metrics for the first test function for each setpoint of the first plurality of allocation setpoints, training a machine learning model based on the obtained one or more performance metrics; and utilizing the trained machine learning model to manage the computing resource for a second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SEDAI, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Mathew, Nikhil Gopinath Kurup, Hari Chandrasekhar, Benjamin Thomas
  • Patent number: 11882341
    Abstract: Techniques for media content view reporting for reward granting are described herein. In accordance with various embodiments, server(s) prepare a media content item embedded with multiple parts of a key, where the key is associated with proof of viewing the media content item at a client device during a playback session. The server(s) cause the client device to decode the media content item to obtain the multiple parts during the playback session. The server(s) also receive an indication of the client device having accumulated a set of the multiple parts as proof of viewing. The client device receives the parts embedded media content item and decodes the media content item during the playback session. The client device also extracts and accumulates the multiple parts. The client device additionally sends an indication indicating having accumulated a set of the multiple parts as proof of viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Synamedia Limited
    Inventors: Avi Fruchter, Jonathan Abram Segal, Bayla Hirsch, Benjamin Thomas Samways, Ariel Luwisch, Mercedes Jenifer Bouhsira
  • Patent number: 11857303
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring foot blood flow has a platform with a platform contact surface configured to receive a foot force from a user placing their foot on the contact surface. The apparatus also has a plurality of PPG sets (having at least one light source and at least one detector) extending through the platform contact surface, and a plurality of springs. Each PPG set is coupled with one or more of the springs to movably couple with the platform. In addition, each spring is biased to produce a biasing force via its coupled PPG set when the contact surface of the platform receives the foot. To maintain consistent pressure against the skin and good signal to noise ratio, each PPG set and its corresponding one or more springs are configured so that the biasing force has a magnitude that is substantially independent of the foot force magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Podimetrics, Inc.
    Inventors: David Linders, Zoe Wolszon, Jacob O'Brien, Madeline Diane Rogers, Lauren O'Neil Grove, Dennis Lan-Bo Wei, Emma Grace Lloyd, Heather Gerstley, Benjamin Thomas Centracchio
  • Publication number: 20230417788
    Abstract: The present application discloses a measurement device incorporating a modular microfluidic system comprising standard modules which can be networked together via standardised connectors in a range of configurations. The measurement device includes a master microfluidic module connectable to an external pressure source, which has a socket for receiving a reagent cartridge, and can be used to drive flow of reagent from the reagent cartridge to an analysis chip. The master microfluidic module also has specialised pressure output and reagent input connectors which can be attached to secondary microfluidic modules, so that the master microfluidic modules can drive reagent from the secondary microfluidic modules to an analysis chip supported on the main microfluidic module. The application also describes a range of specialised cartridge types for use with the measurement device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Applicant: Oxford Nanoimaging Limited
    Inventors: Bo Jing, Armando Arpys Arevalo Carreno, Benjamin Thomas Whiteley, Issac Michael, Eric A. Warner, Tyler S. Ralston
  • Publication number: 20230388609
    Abstract: Techniques for media content view reporting for reward granting are described herein. In accordance with various embodiments, server(s) prepare a media content item embedded with multiple parts of a key, where the key is associated with proof of viewing the media content item at a client device during a playback session. The server(s) cause the client device to decode the media content item to obtain the multiple parts during the playback session. The server(s) also receive an indication of the client device having accumulated a set of the multiple parts as proof of viewing. The client device receives the parts embedded media content item and decodes the media content item during the playback session. The client device also extracts and accumulates the multiple parts. The client device additionally sends an indication indicating having accumulated a set of the multiple parts as proof of viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Avi Fruchter, Jonathan Abram Segal, Bayla Hirsch, Benjamin Thomas Samways, Ariel Luwisch, Mercedes Jenifer Bouhsira
  • Publication number: 20230369576
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a battery, a bulk energy storage system including the battery, and/or a method of operating the bulk energy storage system including the battery. In various embodiment, the battery may include a first electrode, an electrolyte, and a second electrode, wherein one or both of the first electrode and the second electrode comprises direct reduced iron (“DRI”). In various embodiments, the DRI may be in the form of pellets. In various embodiments, the pellets may comprise at least about 60 wt % iron by elemental mass, based on the total mass of the pellets. In various embodiments, one or both of the first electrode and the second electrode comprises from about 60% to about 90% iron and from about 1% to about 40% of a component comprising one or more of the materials selected from the group of SiO2, Al2O3, MgO, CaO, and TiO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Rupak CHAKRABORTY, Jarrod David MILSHTEIN, Eric WEBER, William Henry WOODFORD, Yet-Ming CHIANG, Ian Salmon MCKAY, Liang SU, Jay WHITACRE, Theodore Alan WILEY, Kristen CARLISLE, Mitchell Terrance WESTWOOD, Rachel Elizabeth MUMMA, Max Rae CHU, Amelie Nina KHAREY, Benjamin Thomas HULTMAN, Marco FERRARA, Mateo Cristian JARAMILLO, Isabella CARUSO, Jocelyn NEWHOUSE
  • Publication number: 20230359770
    Abstract: A system allows the identification and protection of sensitive data in a multiple ways, which can be combined for different workflows, data situations or use cases. The system scans datasets to identify sensitive data or identifying datasets, and to enable the anonymisation of sensitive or identifying datasets by processing that data to produce a safe copy. Furthermore, the system prevents access to a raw dataset. The system enables privacy preserving aggregate queries and computations. The system uses differentially private algorithms to reduce or prevent the risk of identification or disclosure of sensitive information. The system scales to big data and is implemented in a way that supports parallel execution on a distributed compute cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Derek MCFALL, Charles Codman CABOT, Timothy James MORAN, Kieron Francois Pascal GUINAMARD, Vladimir Michael EATWELL, Benjamin Thomas PICKERING, Paul David MELLOR, Theresa STADLER, Andrei PETRE, Christopher Andrew SMITH, Anthony Jason DU PREEZ, Igor VUJOSEVIC, George DANEZIS
  • Patent number: 11809852
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for a distributed autonomous patching system. During patching of a cloud computing architecture, an autonomous patching system may operator autonomously with no to minimal operator input to patch the host machines and corresponding computes of the cloud computing architecture's available applications. This may work by receiving a patch and determining corresponding patching factors for an availability zone of computes in the cloud. The system may then determine a patching topology map having an order of patching nodes for the selected computes of the application in the availability zone. Thereafter, while monitoring those computes, the system may select certain computes into an active processing funnel, where the patch is applied to those computes. Fingerprinting of before and after-patch states may be used to ensure proper patching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Thomas, Suresh Mathew, Arvind Sugumar, Krishnakanth Batta, Vaibhav Desai, Ramakrishnan Sumesh Vadassery, Shankar Jothi
  • Publication number: 20230335097
    Abstract: An electronic vibrato system for a stringed instrument comprises an actuator and microcontroller which are disposed within a chassis. The control arm moves the actuator from a resting position to non-resting, rotated positions. The system is below a face of a stringed instrument such that the system has a disposed fulcrum within the instrument. The rotated positions impart resistive forces on said actuator and imparting control signals. The microcontroller processes said control signal and modulates pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventor: Benjamin Thomas Lewry
  • Publication number: 20230332382
    Abstract: A wear member includes an attachment portion, and a wear portion extending from the attachment portion that defines a wear surface. The wear portion has a dispersible wear indicator that is disposed in the wear portion, and that is spaced a predetermined distance away from the wear surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: David Bruno Parzynski, JR., Thomas Marshall Congdon, Benjamin Thomas Schafer
  • Patent number: 11788378
    Abstract: A system includes a ball valve positionable along a fluid flow path of a wellbore. The ball valve is movable between an open position, where fluid is able to flow through the fluid flow path, and a closed position, where the fluid is prevented from flowing through the fluid flow path. The system also includes an electric motor coupled to a drive system within a trunnion of the ball valve. The electric motor drives rotation of the ball valve to move the ball valve between the open position and the closed position. Further, the system includes a power source electrically coupled to the electric motor to provide power to the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin Nathaniel Towers, Kenneth Lemoine Schwendemann, Benjamin Thomas Derryberry
  • Publication number: 20230324957
    Abstract: Various laptop display systems are provided that are ergonomic, reliable and visually appealing. In one form, the portable laptop display system is for use with a laptop computer and includes: an auxiliary display configured to be coupled to the laptop computer; a support assembly, coupled to the auxiliary display, the support assembly movable between a transport configuration and an extended configuration, the support assembly comprising a rigid panel member, wherein in the transport configuration the rigid panel member is configured to extend across an entire front surface of the auxiliary display; and in the extended configuration, the rigid panel member supports the auxiliary display in an elevated position, such that it in use with the laptop computer the auxiliary display is displayed above a display of the laptop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventor: Benjamin THOMAS-BRIGDEN
  • Patent number: 11775346
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to methods, systems, and computer-readable media to identify anomalous applications. In some implementations, the methods may include obtaining application metric data that includes application level metrics and instance level metrics for each instance of a plurality of instances associated with a respective application of a plurality of applications operating over a distributed computing system, generating a first anomaly detection score based on the instance level metrics; generating a second anomaly detection score based on one or more input metrics associated with the respective application, generating a third anomaly detection score based on seasonal metric data associated with the respective application and identifying at least one application of the plurality of applications as an anomalous application based on the first anomaly detection score, the second anomaly detection score, and the third anomaly detection score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sedai Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Mathew, Nikhil Gopinath Kurup, Hari Chandrasekhar, Benjamin Thomas, Vaibhav Desai
  • Patent number: 11772582
    Abstract: A routing assembly for routing an electrical connection between two or more sub-systems in a work machine includes a hose, a coupling member, a wiring harness, and a grommet. The hose defines a conduit. The coupling member defines a through-bore fluidly coupled with the conduit. The wiring harness facilitates passage of one or more electrical wirings through each of the conduit and the through-bore to enable electrical communication between the two or more sub-systems. The grommet is retentively engaged with the coupling member and the wiring harness respectively with a first force and a second force. The first force is greater than the second force facilitating a movement of the wiring harness with respect to the grommet without disengaging the grommet from the coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Codey Ryan Seaman, Benjamin Thomas Nelson, Jacob Andrew Scheirer
  • Publication number: 20230305892
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to methods, systems, and computer-readable media to manage a computing resource allocation for a software application. In some implementations, a method may include receiving first metric data associated with the software application executing on a distributed computing system; determining, based on the first metric data, that an allocation of a computing resource for the software application is to be reduced from a first level of allocation; performing a mitigative check to determine a performance degradation likelihood score and reducing allocation of the computing resource to a third level that is lower than the first level based on a determination that the performance degradation likelihood score does not meet a threshold score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Sedai Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Mathew, Nikhil Gopinath Kurup, Hari Chandrasekhar, Benjamin Thomas
  • Publication number: 20230290936
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of various aspects include using tin, antimony, and/or indium as an additive to an electrolyte and/or electrode in an electrochemical system, such as a battery, having an iron-based anode. In some aspects, the addition of tin, antimony, and/or indium may improve cycling of the iron-based anode. Systems, methods, and devices of various aspects include using high hydroxide concentration electrolyte in an electrochemical system, such as a battery. In some aspects, a high hydroxide concentration electrolyte may increase the stored amount of charge stored in the cell (i.e., the capacity of the battery material) and/or decrease the overpotential (i.e., increase the voltage) of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Annelise Christine THOMPSON, Michael Andrew GIBSON, William Henry WOODFORD, Rebecca Marie EISENACH, Jocelyn Marie NEWHOUSE, Nicholas Reed PERKINS, Olivia Claire TAYLOR, Kjell William SCHRODER, Karen THOMAS-ALYEA, Zachariah NORMAN, Johanna GOODMAN, Jonathan Thomas VARDNER, Benjamin Thomas HULTMAN, Sydney GARY, Natalie MAKO, Renee MITCHELL, Brooke WOJESKI, Jarrod David MILSHTEIN
  • Publication number: 20230264322
    Abstract: Disclosed are vise embodiments designed to lower manufacturing cost and work well in an automated CNC milling production environment. The disclosed embodiments include rigid vises having high clamp force and low internal friction. The embodiments include features for resisting the ingress of metal chips into sensitive moving parts through the use of commonly available seals and the flow of CNC coolant to flush metal chips away from the vise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Alexander D. YOUNGWERTH, Albert James YOUNGWERTH, Benjamin Thomas BLAINE, Eric LEBSACK, Dan THOMPSON
  • Patent number: D1002643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrez Enrrique Aguayo, Ian V. Bambao, Punya Slok Chatterjee, Benjamin Thomas Christie, Caroline J. Crandall, Anton Davydov, Martin Douglas Kane, Wyatt R. Mitchell
  • Patent number: D1015358
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Thomas Christie, Alden Maxwell Haley, Per Lindgren, Alexander Charles MacLean, Wyatt R. Mitchell, Diego Monzon Del Pino, Allison Styer