Patents by Inventor Bernadette Elliott-Bowman

Bernadette Elliott-Bowman 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: 20240069652
    Abstract: A writing instrument comprises a body, a first data handling subsystem arranged in the body and configured to transmit and/or receive data, and a haptic feedback subsystem arranged in the body and configured to receive data from the first data handling subsystem. The haptic feedback subsystem is configured to provide a haptic feedback to a user based on data received from the first data handling subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicant: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: David DUFFY, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN
  • Patent number: 11869130
    Abstract: A method for generating visual feedback based on a textual representation comprising obtaining and processing a textual representation, identifying at least one textual feature of the textual representation, assigning at least one feature value to the at least one textual feature, and generating visual feedback based on the textual representation. The generated visual feedback comprises at least one visual feature corresponding to the at least one textual feature. A system for generating visual feedback based on a textual representation, comprising a capturing subsystem configured to capture the textual representation, a processing subsystem configured to identify at least one textual feature and to generate visual feedback based on the textual representation, and a graphical user output configured to display the generated visual feedback. The visual feedback generated based on the textual representation comprises at least one visual feature corresponding to the at least one textual feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: David Duffy, Bernadette Elliott-Bowman
  • Patent number: 11797630
    Abstract: The management server obtains address information indicating a user's address and evaluation information indicating evaluation of a food or a restaurant performed by the user. A food search screen is provided with, as one of search filters, a search filter for filtering foods or restaurants on the basis of results of evaluation of foods or restaurants performed by residents of a certain area. If the user's address indicated by the address information is included in the certain area, the evaluation information indicating the evaluation of the food or the restaurant performed by the user is included in the results of the evaluation of the foods or the restaurants performed by the residents of the certain area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Toshiyasu Sugio, Christopher John Wright, Bernadette Elliott Bowman, David Michael Duffy
  • Publication number: 20230298955
    Abstract: A region of a sealing part is effectively utilized. -A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element, a substrate, a sealing part, and a cavity region. The substrate included in this semiconductor device is disposed adjacent to a bottom surface of the semiconductor element. The sealing part included in this semiconductor device is formed in a shape that covers an upper surface that is a surface facing the bottom surface of the semiconductor element, and seals the semiconductor element. The cavity region included in this semiconductor device is a region disposed in the sealing part and formed with a cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicants: SONY GROUP CORPORATION, SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigekazu ISHII, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, Christopher WRIGHT, Timothy BEARD, Matthew LAWRENSON, Hirotaka KOBAYASHI, Hiroyuki SHIGETA
  • Patent number: 11734288
    Abstract: A management server obtains rating information indicating a second user's rating of a dish or restaurant, generates a first evaluation value of the first user's sense of taste based on a measurement test regarding the sense of taste, and generates a second evaluation value of the second user's sense of taste based on a measurement test regarding the sense of taste. One search filter for filtering dishes or restaurants based on rating results of the dishes or the restaurants rated by a second user who has a sense-of-taste characteristic similar to that of the first user is provided on a dish search screen. When the first user uses the search filter to filter dishes or restaurants, and when a first difference between the first and second evaluation values is in a first predetermined range, the second user's rating results are used to filter the dishes or the restaurant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Toshiyasu Sugio, Christopher John Wright, Bernadette Elliott Bowman, David Michael Duffy
  • Publication number: 20230263060
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoelectric power generation module that uses a thermoelectric power generation element and, for example, improves the efficiency of thermoelectric power generation according to heat generated by a semiconductor component, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: KOSUKE HAREYAMA, CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, MATTHEW LAWRENSON, BERNADETTE ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, TIMOTHY BEARD
  • Patent number: 11720578
    Abstract: A management server obtains first data indicating an input value in a measurement test regarding a user's sense of taste, obtains rating information indicating the user's rating of a dish or a restaurant, generates an evaluation value of the user's sense of taste based on the first data. One search filter for filtering dishes or restaurants by using rating results of dishes or restaurants rated by sense-of-taste top scorers is provided on a dish search screen. When the evaluation value of the user's sense of taste satisfies a certain condition for the sense-of-taste top scorers, the rating information indicating the user's rating of the dish or the restaurant is included in the rating results of the dishes or restaurants rated by the sense-of-taste top scorers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma, Toshiyasu Sugio, Christopher John Wright, Bernadette Elliott Bowman, David Michael Duffy
  • Publication number: 20230234392
    Abstract: A writing instrument configured to apply a writing material or liquid to a surface, comprising a socket, and a ball arranged in the socket, characterized by at least one first component which is arranged to come into contact with the ball, wherein the at least one first component comprises a first material having surface properties such that the friction coefficient between the ball and the at least one first component decreases when the force acting from the ball on the at least one first component increases at least within a certain range of forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: David DUFFY, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN
  • Publication number: 20230215151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, an information processing system, and a program capable of appropriately evaluating an object recognition filter by simpler processing. A generation unit that generates teacher data of a preprocessing filter provided in a preceding stage of the object recognition filter is generated by a cyclic generative adversarial network (Cyclic GAN) that is unsupervised learning. The teacher data generated by the generated generation unit is applied to the object recognition filter, an evaluation image is generated from a difference between object recognition result images, and an evaluation filter that generates an evaluation image from the evaluation image and the teacher data is generated. The evaluation filter is applied to an input image to generate an evaluation image, and the object recognition filter is evaluated by the generated evaluation image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: YUKI YAMAMOTO, CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, BERNADETTE ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, NICHOLAS WALKER
  • Publication number: 20230211627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a writing instrument comprising a self-healing sealing component to prevent drying out of the writing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: David DUFFY, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN
  • Publication number: 20230215573
    Abstract: A biological information extraction device is capable of communicating with a plurality of terminals. Each of the plurality of terminals is configured to acquire position information of a user and biological information of the user. The biological information extraction device includes: a processor; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the biological information extraction device to perform operations. The operations include: acquiring the position information and the biological information from at least one of the plurality of terminals; accumulating a number of users having a same value of the biological information corresponding to the position information, and selecting biological information corresponding to a largest accumulation number of users for each piece of the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew John LAWRENSON, Christopher John WRIGHT, David Michael DUFFY, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, Takeshi YOSHIHARA, Tsuyoshi NAKAMURA, Yasunori WATANABE, Kota MORISAKI
  • Publication number: 20230215066
    Abstract: A method for generating visual feedback based on a textual representation comprising obtaining and processing a textual representation, identifying at least one textual feature of the textual representation, assigning at least one feature value to the at least one textual feature, and generating visual feedback based on the textual representation. The generated visual feedback comprises at least one visual feature corresponding to the at least one textual feature. A system for generating visual feedback based on a textual representation, comprising a capturing subsystem configured to capture the textual representation, a processing subsystem configured to identify at least one textual feature and to generate visual feedback based on the textual representation, and a graphical user output configured to display the generated visual feedback. The visual feedback generated based on the textual representation comprises at least one visual feature corresponding to the at least one textual feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: David DUFFY, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN
  • Patent number: 11694170
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided comprising: generating a digital data block comprising transaction data representing at least one energy transfer transaction corresponding to an exchange of charge between a community member device and a charge source device, randomly selecting, in a group of community member devices, a plurality of block verification devices, wherein the block verification devices form a subgroup of block verification devices, partitioning a block verification computation task for the digital data block into a plurality of block verification computation subtasks, assigning the block verification computation so subtasks to respective selected block verification devices, transmitting the digital data block to each selected block verification device, together with its respective block verification computation subtask over a computer network, determining that the digital data block is verified, based on at least one verification results of a corresponding block verification computation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
    Inventors: Thierry Lucidarme, Stephane Dupre la Tour, Julian Nolan, Matthew Lawrenson, Bernadette Elliott-Bowman
  • Patent number: 11651537
    Abstract: A method for generating visual feedback based on a textual representation comprising obtaining and processing a textual representation, identifying at least one textual feature of the textual representation, assigning at least one feature value to the at least one textual feature, and generating visual feedback based on the textual representation. The generated visual feedback comprises at least one visual feature corresponding to the at least one textual feature. A system for generating visual feedback based on a textual representation, comprising a capturing subsystem configured to capture the textual representation, a processing subsystem configured to identify at least one textual feature and to generate visual feedback based on the textual representation, and a graphical user output configured to display the generated visual feedback. The visual feedback generated based on the textual representation comprises at least one visual feature corresponding to the at least one textual feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: David Duffy, Bernadette Elliott-Bowman
  • Publication number: 20230075929
    Abstract: An object of the present technology is to prevent damage in a bonded portion between a semiconductor chip and a substrate in a semiconductor device in which the semiconductor chip is mounted on the substrate. A terminal is disposed between an electrode of an element and an electrode of a substrate on which the element is mounted, and electrically connects the electrode of the element and the electrode of the substrate. The terminal includes a plurality of unit lattices and a coupling portion. The unit lattices included in the terminal are formed by bonding a plurality of beams in a cube shape. The coupling portion included in the terminal couples adjacent unit lattices among the plurality of unit lattices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: JO UMEZAWA, MATTHEW LAWRENSON, BERNADETTE ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, TIMOTHY BEARD
  • Publication number: 20230049028
    Abstract: Damage to a joint part of a terminal of an electronic component mounted on a substrate is detected. The substrate includes a base material unit, a land, and a light detection unit. The land included in the substrate is arranged with a stress light emitting body configured to emit light in accordance with stress, includes a transparent member, and is joined with a terminal of an element arranged in the base material unit included in the substrate. The light detection unit included in the substrate is arranged between the base material unit and the land included in the substrate, and detects light from the stress light emitting body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: HIROHITO MIYAZAKI, YUJI NISHIDA, CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, BERNADETTE ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, TIMOTHY BEARD
  • Patent number: 11574081
    Abstract: User interface (UI) manipulation techniques are disclosed that can allow a user device to hide and obscure sensitive information displayed on a flexible, foldable, or otherwise reconfigurable display from onlookers whilst maintaining or improving its accessibility exclusively to the primary user. Examples of the disclosed techniques can manipulate the UI in a way such that it is largely only viewable as intended when the user device is physically configured to a certain folding angle (and/or viewing angle). In some examples, the UI can be customized such that it promotes a certain device configuration (e.g., folding angle) that can provide an optimum security configuration for the user's current surroundings. The UI displayed on the display screen can change in form factor (e.g., an intended size as viewed by the user) to adapt to the current surroundings and/or based on the sensitivity in the displayed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: David Michael Duffy, Jan Jasper van den Berg, Bernadette Elliott-Bowman, Masato Sugano
  • Publication number: 20230022929
    Abstract: A computer assisted surgery system comprising: a computerised surgical apparatus; and a control apparatus; wherein the control apparatus comprises circuitry configured to: receive information indicating a first region of a surgical scene from which information is obtained by the computerised surgical apparatus to make a decision; receive information indicating a second region of the surgical scene from which information is obtained by a medical professional to make a decision; determine if there is a discrepancy between the first and second regions of the surgical scene; and if there is a discrepancy between the first and second regions of the surgical scene: perform a predetermined process based on the discrepancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher WRIGHT, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, Taro AZUMA, Yohei KURODA
  • Publication number: 20230024942
    Abstract: A computer assisted surgery system comprising an image capture apparatus, a display, a user interface and circuitry, wherein the circuitry is configured to: receive information indicating a surgical scenario and a surgical process associated with the surgical scenario; obtain an artificial image of the surgical scenario; output the artificial image for display on the display; receive permission information via the user interface indicating if there is permission for the surgical process to be performed if the surgical scenario is determined to occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher WRIGHT, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, Naoyuki HIROTA
  • Publication number: 20230029184
    Abstract: A robotic arm system for surgery is described. The method includes: processing circuitry configured to: apply a virtual barrier preventing a human controlled surgical device from entering an area within a surgical scene; and release the virtual barrier in response to a gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher WRIGHT, Bernadette ELLIOTT-BOWMAN, Naoyuki HIROTA