Patents by Inventor Brian Ward

Brian Ward 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: 20200048558
    Abstract: Systems and methods for safe on-line pigging decoking of a coker furnace tubes and which also permits on-line spalling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Doerksen, John Ward, Rick Heniford, Scott Alexander, Richard Von Brecht, Jorge Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20200050178
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus and computer program products for implementing machine learning within control systems are disclosed. An industrial facility setting slate can be received from a machine learning system and a determination can be made as to whether to adopt the settings in the industrial facility setting slate. The machine learning model can be a neural network, e.g., a deep neural network, that has been trained, e.g., using reinforcement learning to predict a data setting slate that is predicted to optimize an efficiency of a data center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jim Gao, Christopher Gamble, Amanda Gasparik, Vedavyas Panneershelvam, David Barker, Dustin Reishus, Abigail Ward, Jerry Luo, Brian Kim, Mark Schwabacher, Stephen Webster, Timothy Jason Kieper, Daniel Fuenffinger, Zakerey Bennett
  • Publication number: 20200047890
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to seating apparatus. In particular, the present application relates to an aircraft seat (1). The aircraft seat (1) includes a seat chassis (4) and a seat assembly (5). The seat assembly (5) has a seat pan (6) and a seat back (7). The seat pan (6) is mounted to the seat chassis (4) by a first pivoting connection (30) defining a seat pan pivot axis (Y1) about which the seat pan (6) pivots. The location of the seat pan pivot axis (Y1) is fixed relative to the seat chassis (4). At least one seat pan link (53-1) is provided for controlling pivoting of the seat pan (6) about said seat pan pivot axis (Y1). The at least one seat pan link (53-1) is coupled to the seat pan (6) in front of the seat pan pivot axis (Y1). The present disclosure also relates to an aircraft (2) including one or more of the aircraft seat (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole Simpson, Jean Evans, Jeremy Smith, Brian Ward, Anthony Harcup, Richard Peter John Nicholas, Brad Becker
  • Publication number: 20200032517
    Abstract: A shingle includes a substrate having an asphalt coating on a top surface of the substrate and on a bottom surface of the substrate. A surface layer of granules is embedded in the asphalt on the top surface of the substrate. A backdust layer of particles is embedded in the asphalt on the bottom surface of the substrate. A sealant is disposed on the backdust. A hydrophobic material is applied to the sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Donn R. Vermilion, Xiujuan Zhang, William Brian Ward, Chris Armintrout
  • Publication number: 20200002340
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of formula I: and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. In addition, the present invention relates to methods of manufacturing and methods of using the compounds of formula I as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds. The compounds may be useful in treating diseases and conditions mediated by TRPA1, such as pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: Huifen CHEN, Brian SAFINA, Daniel SHORE, Jack TERRETT, Elisia VILLEMURE, Matthew VOLGRAF, Stuart WARD, Aijun LU, Robin LAROUCHE-GAUTHIER, Francis BEAUMIER, Martin DERY, Lea CONSTANTINEAU-FORGET, Chantal GRAND-MAITRE, Luce LEPISSIER
  • Patent number: 10467468
    Abstract: Illustrative methods, processes, and software remotely prove the identity of individuals fully compliant with identity proofing policies. The embodiments receive a request to verify an identity from an applicant device. The request includes an identification for an application to which access is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
    Inventors: Jeff Livesay, Tim Pletcher, Brian Seggie, Tony Ward
  • Patent number: 10457872
    Abstract: Systems and methods for safe on-line pigging decoking of a coker furnace tubes and which also permits on-line spalling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Doerksen, John Ward, Rick Heniford, Scott Alexander, Richard Von Brecht, Jorge Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10452909
    Abstract: Illustrative methods, processes, and software remotely prove the identity of individuals fully compliant with identity proofing policies. The embodiments receive a request to verify an identity from an applicant device. The request includes an identification for an application to which access is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
    Inventors: Jeff Livesay, Tim Pletcher, Brian Seggie, Tony Ward
  • Patent number: 10422459
    Abstract: A conduit connector has a housing with primary and secondary latch retainers. The primary latch includes a base, a biasing member and a conduit receiving member. The conduit receiving member includes a pair of arms defining an elliptical opening with a gap between distal ends of the arms. The secondary latch retainer including a base, a verification mechanism and a retaining member. The verification mechanism includes a pair of legs and a slide member. In a locked position an enlarged annulus, of a conduit entering the housing, expands the legs enabling the retaining member to enter the housing toward the axis. A portion of the slide member projects beyond the housing indicating a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Norma U.S. Holding LLC
    Inventors: Carl Jones, Nicholas Ward, Douglas Fansler, Brian Ignaczak
  • Patent number: 10388002
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may access a training image and a reference image of a person and an incomplete image. A generate may generate an in-painted image based on the incomplete image, and a discriminator may be used to determine whether each of the in-painted image, the training image, and the reference image is likely generated by the generator. The system may compute losses based on the determinations and update the discriminator accordingly. Using the updated discriminator, the system may determine whether a second in-painted image generated by the generator is likely generated by the generator. The system may compute a loss based on the determination and update the generator accordingly. Once training is complete, the generator may be used to generate a modified version of a given image, such as making the eyes of a person appear open even if they were closed in the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Cristian Canton Ferrer, Brian Dolhansky, Thomas Ward Meyer, Jonathan Morton
  • Publication number: 20190234843
    Abstract: Automated system configured to perform and methods for performing one or more slide processing operations on slides bearing biological samples. The system and methods enable high sample throughput while also minimizing or limiting the potential for cross-contamination of slides. The automated systems can include features that facilitate consistency, controllability of processing time, and/or processing temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Kayla Capps, Henning Groll, Brian Howard Kram, Matthew Mette, Ali Mousavi, Christine Tse, Glen Ward, Daniel O'Connor, Troy Paluszcyk, Benjamin David Randall, Ken Stumpe
  • Publication number: 20190197670
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may access a training image and a reference image of a person and an incomplete image. A generate may generate an in-painted image based on the incomplete image, and a discriminator may be used to determine whether each of the in-painted image, the training image, and the reference image is likely generated by the generator. The system may compute losses based on the determinations and update the discriminator accordingly. Using the updated discriminator, the system may determine whether a second in-painted image generated by the generator is likely generated by the generator. The system may compute a loss based on the determination and update the generator accordingly. Once training is complete, the generator may be used to generate a modified version of a given image, such as making the eyes of a person appear open even if they were closed in the input image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Cristian Canton Ferrer, Brian Dolhansky, Thomas Ward Meyer, Jonathan Morton
  • Publication number: 20190136305
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for identifying rare and/or unknown DNA sequences by next-generation sequencing approaches. Isolated double-stranded (ds), single-stranded (ss), or ds/ss DNA is fragmented and the fragments are polished, phosphorylated, and tailed, as necessary. Fragmentation can be enzymatic or mechanical. A universal adapter sequence is ligated to each fragment, wherein the adapter can have a top strand without a 5? phosphate, a 3? with an —H in place of the —OH, and/or a 3? extra base complementary to any base added to the polished fragments. The ligatamers may then serve as templates for ampli?cation using a forward primer complementary to the adapter sequence and a reverse primer targeted to the fragment sequence. Compositions produced by these methods and kits adapted for performing these methods are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC
    Inventor: Brian Ward
  • Publication number: 20190119103
    Abstract: A pressure sensor assembly includes a sensor die and a ceramic substrate. The sensor die has a first side and a second side that is opposite to the first side. The sensor die includes a silicon chip that has a diaphragm configured to be exposed to a working fluid. The sensor die includes one or more electrical sensing elements mounted on the diaphragm and configured to measure a pressure of the working fluid. The sensor die is mounted to the ceramic substrate via a solder layer that engages the ceramic substrate and the second side of the sensor die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Ward Guilardi
  • Publication number: 20190032053
    Abstract: Compositions comprising synthetic two-part aptamer-containing guide RNAs and methods of using said synthetic two-part aptamer-containing guide RNAs with CRISPR/Cas activator systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Qingzhou Ji, Brian Ward, Andrew Ravanelli
  • Publication number: 20190017273
    Abstract: A shingle includes a substrate having an asphalt coating on a top surface of the substrate and on a bottom surface of the substrate. A surface layer of granules is embedded in the asphalt on the top surface of the substrate. A backdust layer of particles is embedded in the asphalt on the bottom surface of the substrate. A sealant is disposed on the backdust. A hydrophobic material is applied to the sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Donn R. Vermilion, Xiujuan Zhang, William Brian Ward, Chris Armintrout
  • Publication number: 20180374646
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic coupling capacitor having a low insertion loss across a wideband frequency range is provided herein. In an example, a multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) includes a body comprising top and bottom surfaces, first and second opposite ends, and electrode and dielectric layers. The MLCC also includes first and second terminals attached to the ends, and main block layer electrodes within the body configured in an alternating manner such that a first of the main electrodes is in electrical communication with the first terminal and extends from one end inwardly, and a next of main electrodes is in electrical communication with the second terminal and extends from an opposite end inwardly. In addition, the MLCC includes a first shield electrode in electrical communication with the first terminal and extending from the first end inwardly, positioned between the main electrodes and a lower surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: VISHAY ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Brian Ward, Eli Bershadsky, Guy Burshteyn, John Rogers, Oded Shiek
  • Publication number: 20180354324
    Abstract: A hitch mount configured to be selectively attached to a vehicle, the vehicle having an under bed hitch mounting system is shown and described. The hitch mount may include at least one transverse member, at least one longitudinal member attached with the at least one transverse member, the at least one longitudinal member including first and second apertures, the first and second apertures of different size, and first and second fastening devices configured to selectively engage the under bed hitch mounting system and the first and second apertures, respectively. The hitch mount may also include first and second biasing members operatively engaged with the first and second fastening, the biasing members applying a load against the under bed hitch mounting system, and first and second handles pivotally and rotatably attached with the first and second fastening devices, the handles having a camming surface configured to engage the first and second biasing members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Richard W. McCoy, Brian Ward
  • Patent number: 10137995
    Abstract: A one-time flare mechanism system for use with an aerial payload system is described which uses minimal actuation force to produce a reliable flare with minimal shock to the payload, parafoil and rigging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Earthly Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Mark F Costello, Michael Brian Ward, Edward James Scheuermann
  • Publication number: 20180250992
    Abstract: An above-bed, gooseneck hitch and component mounting system is described. The system includes a pair of intersecting rails which overlap via an interlocking and/or coping joint, thereby forming an X-shape frame. The gooseneck connection is disposed at the central intersection of the rails, and optional quick connect/disconnect safety chain hooks and/or component ports may be integrated on one or more of the legs emanating from the central intersection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Erik Fritz, Matt Dunlavey, Kevin Garner, Brian Ward