Patents by Inventor Brian J. Stankiewicz

Brian J. Stankiewicz 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: 20220088524
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 11241646
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20210268420
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20210259808
    Abstract: An automated method for generating a final setup for orthodontic treatment. The method includes receiving a digital 3D model of teeth in an initial state. The method computes a scoring function based upon metrics related to the initial state to generate a corresponding score, perturbs the state of the teeth through translations and rotations of a tooth or set of teeth to generate a perturbed state of the teeth, and updates the state of the teeth based upon the score and the perturbed state of the teeth to generate one or more final setups representing a final state of the teeth after the orthodontic treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Nitsan Ben-Gal Nguyen, Benjamin D. Zimmer, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Alexandra R. Cunliffe, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Elisa J. Collins, David T. Maiden Mueller, Steven C. Demlow, Cody J. Olson, Muhammad J. Afridi, Nancy Amato, Shawna L. Thomas, Alexander Gutierrez, Arash Sangari, Jonathan D. Gandrud
  • Patent number: 11040301
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20210085221
    Abstract: A device for recognizing activity of an object. The device comprises a housing configured to be attached to the object and a processing unit disposed in the housing comprising a processor and a movement sensor. The movement sensor measures a signal related to movement of the object during a time window. The processor assigns at least one preliminary activity label to the time window based on at least one numerical descriptor computed from the signal. The processor then determines whether to perform additional analysis dependent upon at least the preliminary activity label. The processor then assigns a final activity label to the time window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Eric C. Lobner, James W. Howard, Richard J. Moore, Jennifer F. Schumacher, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10881327
    Abstract: A device for recognizing activity of an object. The device has a housing configured to be attached to the object and a processing unit disposed in the housing has a processor and a movement sensor. The movement sensor measures a signal related to the movement of the object during a time window. The processor assigns at least one preliminary activity label to the time window based on at least one numerical descriptor computed from the signal. The processor then determines whether to perform additional analysis dependent upon at least the preliminary activity label. The processor then assigns a final activity label to the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric C. Lobner, James W. Howard, Richard J. Moore, Jennifer F. Schumacher, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20200368661
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10773200
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20200179860
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10679738
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, devices, and techniques for identifying sections of medical documents that are suitable for automated medical coding. In one example, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by one or more processors, the medical document, wherein the medical document comprises a plurality of sections. The method also may include determining, by the one or more processors and via application of a classification model to each section of the plurality of sections, codability indicia for each section of the plurality of sections, wherein the codability indicia represents whether the respective section is suitable for automated medical coding. The method may include outputting, by the one or more processors, the respective codability indicia for each section of the plurality of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kavita A. Ganesan, Brian J. Stankiewicz, David E. Yarowsky, Anna N. Rafferty, Michael A. Nossal, Anthony R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10610818
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for estimating a replacement status of an HVAC air filter. Outdoor weather data (e.g., outdoor temperature information), is obtained. A Total Runtime Value of the HVAC system is determined based upon the obtained outdoor weather data. Finally, a replacement status of the air filter is estimated as a function of a comparison of the Total Runtime Value with a Baseline Value. By correlating air filter replacement status with an estimated runtime of the HVAC system, a credible predictor of air filter usage is provided. By estimating fan runtime based on easily-obtained outdoor weather data, the methods are readily implemented with any existing HVAC system and do not require installation of sensors or other mechanical or electrical components to the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Eric C. Lobner, Theresa M. Meyer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Patent number: 10551524
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating material samples are provided. Characteristic features are measured for a batch of material samples that comprise substantially the same composition and are produced by substantially the same process. The measured characteristic features have respective variability that is analyzed to extract statistical parameters. In some cases, reference ranges are determined based on the extracted statistical parameters for the batch of material samples. The corresponding statistical parameters of a test material sample are compared to the reference ranges to verify whether the test material sample is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTY COMPANIES
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sabelli, Jennifer F. Shumacher, Yanina Shkel, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Glenn E. Casner, John A. Wheatley, Andrew P. Bonifas, Ravishankar Sivalingam
  • Patent number: 10515163
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving visual attention models use effectiveness assessment from an environment as feedback to improve visual attention models. The effectiveness assessment uses data indicative of a particular behavior, which is related to visual attention allocation, received from the environment to assess relative effectiveness of the environment on influencing the particular behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Brooks, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Brian L. Linzie
  • Patent number: 10503928
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature systems and methods for obfuscating data. The method includes the steps of receiving or retrieve an input data stream including a sequence of n-grams, mapping at least some of the sequence of n-grams to corresponding tokens using an obfuscation table, and disposing the corresponding tokens to an output data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Eric C. Lobner, Richard H. Wolniewicz, William L. Schofield
  • Patent number: 10405796
    Abstract: Methods for estimating and predicting tooth wear based upon a single 3D digital model of teeth. The 3D digital model is segmented to identify individual teeth within the model. A digital model of a tooth is selected from the segmented model, and its original shape is predicted. The digital model is compared with the predicted original shape to estimate wear areas. A mapping function based upon values relating to tooth wear can also be applied to the selected digital model to predict wear of the tooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Evan J. Ribnick, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Brian J. Stankiewicz, Aya Eid, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Shannon D. Scott, Anthony J. Sabelli, Robert D. Lorentz
  • Patent number: 10331411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating random bits by using physical variations present in material samples are provided. Initial random bit streams are derived from measured material properties for the material samples. In some cases, secondary random bit streams are generated by applying a randomness extraction algorithm to the derived initial random bit streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer F. Schumacher, Glenn E. Casner, Yanina Shkel, Andrew P. Bonifas, Anthony J. Sabelli, Brian J. Stankiewicz, John A. Wheatley, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Robert W. Shannon
  • Publication number: 20190065550
    Abstract: A method of optimizing a query over a database, the method includes obtaining a set of data records from the database, the data records containing structured data and unstructured data documents, extracting the structured and unstructured data from the set of data records, transforming the structured and unstructured data into a vector that is an element of a weighted vector space, receiving a target data record containing structured and unstructured data, generating a target vector for the target data record, executing a similarity algorithm using the target vector and the weighted vector space generated by the collection of database records to provide a reduced number of data records that are most similar to the target data record, and executing a query against the reduced number of data records that are most similar to the target data record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Brian J. Stankiewicz, Nicholas A. Asendorf, Jennifer F. Schumacher, Kelly S. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10176396
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the present disclosure feature systems and methods for assessing the impact of visual features within a region of a scene. With the input of a visual representation of a scene and at least one selected region within the scene, the system applies a visual attention model to the visual representation to determine visual conspicuity of the at least one selected region. The system computes feature-related data associated with a plurality of features of the at least one selected region. Based on the visual conspicuity and the feature-related data, the system assesses an impact that at least one of the features within the at least one selected region have on the visual conspicuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William K. Smyth, Richard J. Moore, Benjamin D. Zimmer, Brian J. Stankiewicz
  • Publication number: 20180364984
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating random bits by using physical variations present in material samples are provided. Initial random bit streams are derived from measured material properties for the material samples. In some cases, secondary random bit streams are generated by applying a randomness extraction algorithm to the derived initial random bit streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jennifer F. Schumacher, Glenn E. Casner, Yanina Shkel, Andrew P. Bonifas, Anthony J. Sabelli, Brian J. Stankiewicz, John A. Wheatley, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Robert W. Shannon