Patents by Inventor Blake Walker

Blake 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: 20210357978
    Abstract: A mobile application is provided that provides intelligent recommendations based on the knowledge of where the user has been, and what venues the user would like to visit. Further, such an application may be capable of determining where people in a user's social network have been and what venue locations these related users would like to visit. Also, in another implementation, the application may be capable of determining where people with similar taste have been, and where they would like to go. Some or all of this information may be used by a mobile application that provides recommendations to a user. For instance, in one implementation, a user having a mobile device such as a cell phone wishes to locate a venue based on one or more parameters, and some or all of this information may be used to order to rank recommendations with the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Foursquare Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Weiss, Tristan Walker, Jason Liszka, Tim Julien, Justin Moore, Benjamin N. Lee, Max Elliot Sklar, Blake Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200019946
    Abstract: A system for generating customized patient billing communications includes software executing on a server which receives patient billing data indicative of a patient visit and further indicative of a balance. The software accesses a storage to determine patient visit context data indicative of one or more visit codes associated with the billing data. The software generates a communication for a user based on the patient visit context data with message content altered from a standard message based on the one or more visit codes, the communication including a bill for the balance and being a first communication to the user with the bill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Blake Walker, Simon Kaluza, Charles Gamble, Kevin Yuliawan
  • Publication number: 20090064693
    Abstract: A sensor system and method for analyzing a fluid contained within an environmental control system, comprising the steps of providing a system including a passage for containing a thermal change fluid; placing a sensor including a mechanical resonator in the passage; operating the resonator to have at least a portion thereof translate through the fluid; and monitoring the response of the resonator to the fluid in the passage. A preferred sensor includes a tuning fork resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, Oleg Kolosov, Mark D. Uhrich, William Rust, John M. Feland, III, John F. Varni, Blake Walker
  • Patent number: 7350367
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a fluid in an environmental control system includes a mechanical resonator positioned for contacting a thermal change fluid. In some embodiments, the mechanical resonator is positioned in a passage for containing the thermal change fluid. Suitable thermal change fluids include an R-134A refrigerant, a mineral oil, an ester lubricant or a mixture thereof; a superheated refrigerant; or an elevated pressure and elevated temperature vapor, an elevated pressure liquid, a reduced pressure liquid, a reduced pressure vapor and combinations thereof. The mechanical resonator can be a flexural resonator or a torsion resonator. In some embodiments, the mechanical resonator is a tuning fork resonator. Methods of the invention include monitoring a response of the mechanical resonator to the thermal change fluid. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the mechanical resonator is translated through the thermal change fluid and the response of the resonator to the fluid is monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, Oleg Kolosov, Mark D. Uhrich, William Rust, John M. Feland, III, John F. Varni, Blake Walker
  • Publication number: 20070272209
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing one or more properties of a vehicle fluid has a tuning fork resonator adapted to contact the fluid. The tuning fork resonator comprises two tines and is operable to oscillate so that the two tines move in opposite phase at a frequency of less than 1 MHz while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. In another aspect, a sensor includes a substrate and a flexural resonator on the substrate and adapted to contact the fluid. Circuitry for operation of the resonator is on the substrate. The resonator is adapted to receive an input signal and to oscillate while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. One suitable application for the invention is monitoring the condition of a vehicle engine oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Dales, John Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Patent number: 7254990
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing one or more properties of a vehicle fluid has a tuning fork resonator adapted to contact the fluid. The tuning fork resonator comprises two tines and is operable to oscillate so that the two tines move in opposite phase at a frequency of less than 1 MHz while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. In another aspect, a sensor includes a substrate and a flexural resonator on the substrate and adapted to contact the fluid. Circuitry for operation of the resonator is on the substrate. The resonator is adapted to receive an input signal and to oscillate while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. One suitable application for the invention is monitoring the condition of a vehicle engine oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel M. Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Cameron Dales, John F. Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Publication number: 20060218996
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing one or more properties of a vehicle fluid has a tuning fork resonator adapted to contact the fluid. The tuning fork resonator comprises two tines and is operable to oscillate so that the two tines move in opposite phase at a frequency of less than 1 MHz while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. In another aspect, a sensor includes a substrate and a flexural resonator on the substrate and adapted to contact the fluid. Circuitry for operation of the resonator is on the substrate. The resonator is adapted to receive an input signal and to oscillate while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. One suitable application for the invention is monitoring the condition of a vehicle engine oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Dales, John Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Patent number: 7043969
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a fluid contained within a machine, comprising the steps of providing a machine including a passage for containing a fluid; placing a sensor including a mechanical resonator in the passage; operating the resonator to have a portion thereof translate through the fluid; and monitoring the response of the resonator to the fluid in the passage. A preferred sensor includes a tuning fork resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel M. Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Cameron Dales, John F. Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Publication number: 20050145019
    Abstract: A sensor system and method for analyzing a fluid contained within an environmental control system, comprising the steps of providing a system including a passage for containing a thermal change fluid; placing a sensor including a mechanical resonator in the passage; operating the resonator to have at least a portion thereof translate through the fluid; and monitoring the response of the resonator to the fluid in the passage. A preferred sensor includes a tuning fork resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, Oleg Kolosov, Mark Uhrich, William Rust, John Feland, John Varni, Blake Walker