Patents by Inventor Brian A. Hodges

Brian A. Hodges 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: 10430779
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for transacting at a local financial service provider device using a mobile device. The system may include one or more processors configured to execute instructions to receive transaction data associated with a transaction request including a customer identifier received from a mobile device associated with the customer. Additionally, the processors may receive authentication data associated with the customer that may be provided by the customer operating the mobile device and without requiring the customer to input data directly at the local financial service provider device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Zafar Iqbal, Kevin Rosengren, Max Doerfler, Brian DeLuca, Anurag Joshi, James Dillon, Richie Hollins, Jamie Warder, William A. Hodges, Ken Allen
  • Publication number: 20190277946
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving vehicle RADAR or other sensor performance by application of error statistics. In some implementations, statistical correction of vehicle tracking errors may be achieved by generating a first data set representative of a historical map of a host vehicle trajectory, a second data set representative of one or more adjacent lanes to a current lane of the host vehicle, and a third data set comprising estimated error correction values of an estimated bearing angle while the moving target vehicle is beyond a threshold distance by comparing the estimated bearing angle of the moving target vehicle relative to the host vehicle with an observed bearing angle of the moving target vehicle relative to the host vehicle. A set of estimated lane assignments may be generated after the moving target vehicle has passed the threshold distance from the host vehicle, after which a lane assignment may be confirmed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Hodges
  • Patent number: 10220303
    Abstract: A method including displaying a multi-part visual cue that instructs a player to perform a gesture at a specified time, the multi-part visual cue including a first part indicating the gesture that is to be performed at the specified time, and a second part providing an indication of i) the specified time, and ii) a preparation period before the specified time, wherein the distance between the first and the second parts is variable over time, receiving, from a video camera, position information associated with positions of the player over time, determining a first displacement of the player using the position information, determining whether the first displacement of the player matches a first target displacement criterion associated with the multi-part visual cue, when the first displacement matches the first target displacement criterion within a timing window of the specified time, altering a gameplay characteristic of the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Schmidt, Matthew C. Boch, Jason Deling Booth, Brian Hodges Gibson, James Gerard Toepel, Michael Mandel, Jonathan Mintz, Mark Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9984837
    Abstract: A kit incorporating a multi-configurable push-button subassembly for installing an emergency stop/deactivate alarm station which can be configured to operate in any of a momentary (depress and immediate reverse bias return) resetting of a previously inwardly depressed push-button, a latching turn-to-reset for the push button, or a latching key-to-reset for (outwardly) resetting the push button following initial depressing of the same in response to a determined alarm condition. The push button subassembly is integrated into an overall alarm station assembly including a gang box body and attachable backing plate, within which existing switch and wiring components are integrated. A cover attaches over the assembly and both exposes and shields the push button from inadvertent depressed triggering in particular from a side location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Safety Technology International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ockert, Brian Hodges
  • Publication number: 20180033572
    Abstract: A kit incorporating a multi-configurable push-button subassembly for installing an emergency stop/deactivate alarm station which can be configured to operate in any of a momentary (depress and immediate reverse bias return) resetting of a previously inwardly depressed push-button, a latching turn-to-reset for the push button, or a latching key-to-reset for (outwardly) resetting the push button following initial depressing of the same in response to a determined alarm condition. The push button subassembly is integrated into an overall alarm station assembly including a gang box body and attachable backing plate, within which existing switch and wiring components are integrated. A cover attaches over the assembly and both exposes and shields the push button from inadvertent depressed triggering in particular from a side location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: John Ockert, Brian Hodges
  • Publication number: 20140134302
    Abstract: A package has inner and outer layers of formed web material. The outer layer has a bottom wall portion, and has a side wall portion projecting upward from the bottom wall portion. A flange portion of the outer layer projects outward from an upper end of the side wall portion. The inner layer has bottom and side wall portions defining a cavity for containing a product. The inner layer further has a flange portion that is sealed to the flange portion of the outer layer fully around the upper end of the cavity. The bottom and side wall portions of the inner layer are nested within the bottom and side wall portions of the outer layer, and are unattached to the bottom and side wall portions of the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: WINPAK LTD.
    Inventor: Brian Hodge
  • Patent number: 8579919
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20120078679
    Abstract: A facility is described for enabling workflow applications. The facility receives a request to identify an optimized resource list that identifies resources capable of performing a workflow process task. The workflow process task can be associated with a document type relating to a document associated with a workflow envelope. The workflow envelope can store multiple documents of at different document types. The facility includes a workflow engine and a simulation engine. The workflow engine performs workflow process tasks based on the tasks identified in the workflow envelope. The simulation engine can employ modeling and historical data from a workflow metrics data source to generate the optimized resource list and identify identifying resources matching the workflow process tasks identified in the workflow envelope. The simulation engine can be used to model the workflow process to adapt, modify or otherwise control the workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Hodges, Colin Kinahan, Simon Orrell, Thomas Denny, Rick R. Roth, Christian Stephens, Thomas Brooks, Scott I. Tattrie, Marvin K. Lum, Kirk Slone, Eric Jobin, Daren Yong
  • Patent number: 8090611
    Abstract: A facility is described for enabling workflow applications. The facility receives a request to identify an optimized resource list that identifies resources capable of performing a workflow process task. The workflow process task can be associated with a document type relating to a document associated with a workflow envelope. The workflow envelope can store multiple documents of at different document types. The facility includes a workflow engine and a simulation engine. The workflow engine performs workflow process tasks based on the tasks identified in the workflow envelope. The simulation engine can employ modeling and historical data from a workflow metrics data source to generate the optimized resource list and identify identifying resources matching the workflow process tasks identified in the workflow envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Open Text S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Hodges, Colin Kinahan, Simon Orrell, Thomas W. Denny, Rick R. Roth, Christian Stephens, Thomas Brooks, Scott Ian Tattrie, Marvin Keith Lum, Kirk Slone, Eric Jobin, Daren Yong
  • Publication number: 20110137702
    Abstract: A facility is described for enabling workflow applications. The facility receives a request to identify an optimized resource list that identifies resources capable of performing a workflow process task. The workflow process task can be associated with a document type relating to a document associated with a workflow envelope. The workflow envelope can store multiple documents of at different document types. The facility includes a workflow engine and a simulation engine. The workflow engine performs workflow process tasks based on the tasks identified in the workflow envelope. The simulation engine can employ modeling and historical data from a workflow metrics data source to generate the optimized resource list and identify identifying resources matching the workflow process tasks identified in the workflow envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Brian Hodges, Colin Kinahan, Simon Orrell, Thomas Denny, Rick R. Roth, Christian Stephens, Thomas Brooks, Scott I. Tattrie, Marvin K. Lum, Kirk Slone, Eric Jobin, Daren Yong
  • Publication number: 20080097523
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas Kramer, Brian Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20070250335
    Abstract: A facility is described for enabling workflow applications. The facility receives a request to identify an optimized resource list that identifies resources capable of performing a workflow process task. The workflow process task can be associated with a document type relating to a document associated with a workflow envelope. The workflow envelope can store multiple documents of at different document types. The facility includes a workflow engine and a simulation engine. The workflow engine performs workflow process tasks based on the tasks identified in the workflow envelope. The simulation engine can employ modeling and historical data from a workflow metrics data source to generate the optimized resource list and identify identifying resources matching the workflow process tasks identified in the workflow envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Brian Hodges, Colin Kinahan, Simon Orrell, Thomas Denny, Rick Roth, Christian Stephens, Thomas Brooks, Scott Tattrie, Marvin Lum, Kirk Slone, Eric Jobin, Daren Yong
  • Patent number: 6884248
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Sherwood Services AG
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20040153101
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20030135226
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 6562051
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Sherwood Services AG
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Publication number: 20020013605
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5964772
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5824008
    Abstract: A helical fastener having a high retentive surface area is provided and has a first end for enhancing penetration into tissue and a second end comprising a coil sectioning a diameter of the fastener for receiving longitudinal and rotational forces. The helical fasteners are attached to body tissue by a fastener applicator having a proximal portion comprising a handle and an actuator and an elongate distal portion for housing a plurality of fasteners. A transferring action of the actuator provides longitudinal and rotational movement of the fasteners out of the distal portion and into body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford
  • Patent number: 5810882
    Abstract: A method for repairing a hernia involving utilizing a helical fastener is disclosed. The helical fastener has a length that is placed in a non-parallel relationship with the tissue in the area of the hernia and is rotated into the tissue. An applicator is provided which holds multiple fasteners and is employed to attach the fasteners to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Origin Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Bolduc, Thomas A. Kramer, Brian A. Hodges, Tim McCoy, John Lunsford