Patents by Inventor Charles Stone

Charles Stone 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: 20190122112
    Abstract: A system for teaching compositionality to convolutional neural networks includes an unmasked convolutional neural network comprising a first set of convolutional neural network layers; a first masked convolutional neural network comprising a second set of convolutional neural network layers; the unmasked convolutional neural network and the first masked convolutional network sharing convolutional neural network weights; the system training the unmasked and first masked convolutional neural networks simultaneously based on an objective function that seeks to reduce both discriminative loss and compositional loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Austin Charles Stone, Huayan Wang, D. Scott Phoenix, Dileep George
  • Patent number: 10185914
    Abstract: A system for teaching compositionality to convolutional neural networks includes an unmasked convolutional neural network comprising a first set of convolutional neural network layers; a first masked convolutional neural network comprising a second set of convolutional neural network layers; the unmasked convolutional neural network and the first masked convolutional network sharing convolutional neural network weights; the system training the unmasked and first masked convolutional neural networks simultaneously based on an objective function that seeks to reduce both discriminative loss and compositional loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Vicarious FPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Charles Stone, Huayan Wang, D. Scott Phoenix, Dileep George
  • Publication number: 20180121805
    Abstract: A system for teaching compositionality to convolutional neural networks includes an unmasked convolutional neural network comprising a first set of convolutional neural network layers; a first masked convolutional neural network comprising a second set of convolutional neural network layers; the unmasked convolutional neural network and the first masked convolutional network sharing convolutional neural network weights; the system training the unmasked and first masked convolutional neural networks simultaneously based on an objective function that seeks to reduce both discriminative loss and compositional loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Austin Charles Stone, Huayan Wang, D. Scott Phoenix, Dileep George
  • Publication number: 20180114161
    Abstract: A system and method for generating impact information based on likelihood of component defect occurrence determination is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to: obtain supply chain information for a component acquired by a user from a supplier; determine a likelihood of component defect occurrence based on the supply chain information, the defect likelihood reflecting the likelihood of defect occurrence for the component; identify devices that use the component having the likelihood of component defect; and effectuate presentation of the identified devices as an interactive information map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: T3W BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa CARMAN, Charles STONE
  • Patent number: 9174269
    Abstract: A tool is provided for connecting and disconnecting links of a conveyor chain. The tool includes a base, a chain guide plate mounted on the base for supporting a length of conveyor chain in a fixed position relative to the base, and a backup block carried on the base. A pin extraction/insertion block is positioned on the base with the chain guide plate positioned between the backup block and the pin extraction/insertion block. A ram is carried on the pin extraction/insertion block for extracting a pin from a position in aligned holes in adjacent links while the chain is held in its fixed position, and an insertion rod is carried on the pin extraction/insertion block for inserting a pin in aligned holes in adjacent links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: RAMSEY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Philippe Alex Rojzman, Charles Stone Stalvey
  • Publication number: 20150224565
    Abstract: A tool is provided for connecting and disconnecting links of a conveyor chain. The tool includes a base, a chain guide plate mounted on the base for supporting a length of conveyor chain in a fixed position relative to the base, and a backup block carried on the base. A pin extraction/insertion block is positioned on the base with the chain guide plate positioned between the backup block and the pin extraction/insertion block. A ram is carried on the pin extraction/insertion block for extracting a pin from a position in aligned holes in adjacent links while the chain is held in its fixed position, and an insertion rod is carried on the pin extraction/insertion block for inserting a pin in aligned holes in adjacent links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Philippe Alex Rojzman, Charles Stone Stalvey
  • Publication number: 20130293463
    Abstract: A method for repeated emphasis of a component in a user interface may include selecting, by a processor, at least one component in a user interface for target emphasis for performance of a repeated emphasis. The method may also include performing, by the processor, the repeated emphasis on the at least one selected component. Performing the repeated emphasis may include automatically, repeatedly performing an action associated with the selected component without a user input, wherein each action would require the user input without the repeated emphasis being performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: COLIN CHARLES STONE, Joseph Robert Winchester
  • Patent number: 8485351
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-link conveyor that includes nestable end protector links that capture and retain link pins. The end protector link includes a first link segment having an outer wall, a non-circular bore having a cross-section larger than a cross-section of one of the pins, a circular counterbore connected to the non-circular bore and having a diameter larger than the head of one of the pins, and a circular countersink connected to the counterbore and having a first diameter that equals the diameter of the counterbore and a second diameter, flush with the outer wall, having a diameter larger than the first diameter. The end protector link includes a second link segment, adapted to nest with the first link segment of another end protector link, having an outer wall in a second vertical plane and a flush non-circular bore extending perpendicularly through the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Ramsey Products Corporation
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Charles Stone Stalvey, Thomas Gerald Knolles
  • Publication number: 20130087436
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-link conveyor that includes nestable end protector links that capture and retain link pins. The end protector link includes a first link segment having an outer wall, a non-circular bore having a cross-section larger than a cross-section of one of the pins, a circular counterbore connected to the non-circular bore and having a diameter larger than the head of one of the pins, and a circular countersink connected to the counterbore and having a first diameter that equals the diameter of the counterbore and a second diameter, flush with the outer wall, having a diameter larger than the first diameter. The end protector link includes a second link segment, adapted to nest with the first link segment of another end protector link, having an outer wall in a second vertical plane and a flush non-circular bore extending perpendicularly through the outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Ramsey Products Corporation
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Charles Stone Stalvey, Thomas Gerald Knolles
  • Patent number: 8356709
    Abstract: A nested end protector link for capturing first and second elongate link pins of a multi-link conveyor chain that includes a first link segment having an outer wall in a first vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing convex face, and a rearward-facing concave face and a first pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing convex face and the rearward-facing concave face. A second link segment is integrally-formed with the first link segment and has an outer wall in a second vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing concave face. A rearward-facing convex face is provided and has a second pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing concave face and the rearward-facing convex face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Ramsey Products Corporation
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Charles Stone Stalvey, Thomas Gerald Knolles
  • Patent number: 8322522
    Abstract: A nested end protector link for capturing first and second elongate link pins of a multi-link conveyor chain that includes a first link segment having an outer wall in a first vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing convex face, and a rearward-facing concave face and a first pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing convex face and the rearward-facing concave face. A second link segment is integrally-formed with the first link segment and has an outer wall in a second vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing concave face. A rearward-facing convex face is provided and has a second pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing concave face and the rearward-facing convex face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ramsey Products Corporation
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Charles Stone Stalvey, Thomas Gerald Knolles, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120217140
    Abstract: A nested end protector link for capturing first and second elongate link pins of a multi-link conveyor chain that includes a first link segment having an outer wall in a first vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing convex face, and a rearward-facing concave face and a first pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing convex face and the rearward-facing concave face. A second link segment is integrally-formed with the first link segment and has an outer wall in a second vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing concave face. A rearward-facing convex face is provided and has a second pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing concave face and the rearward-facing convex face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Ramsey Products Corporation
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Charles Stone Stalvey, Thomas Gerald Knolles, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110226593
    Abstract: A nested end protector link for capturing first and second elongate link pins of a multi-link conveyor chain that includes a first link segment having an outer wall in a first vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing convex face, and a rearward-facing concave face and a first pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing convex face and the rearward-facing concave face. A second link segment is integrally-formed with the first link segment and has an outer wall in a second vertical plane defining a protective bearing surface having a forward-facing concave face. A rearward-facing convex face is provided and has a second pin access bore extending perpendicularly through the link between the forward-facing concave face and the rearward-facing convex face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Ramsey Products Corporation
    Inventors: William Carleton Hall, Charles Stone Stalvey, Thomas Gerald Knolles, JR.
  • Patent number: 7601759
    Abstract: A water insoluble additive for improving the performance of an ion-exchange membrane, such as in the context of the high temperature operation of electrochemical fuel cells. The insoluble additive comprises a metal oxide cross-linked matrix having acid groups covalently attached to the matrix through linkers. In one embodiment, the metal is silicon and the cross-linked matrix is a siloxane cross-linked matrix containing silicon atoms cross-linked by multiple disiloxy bonds and having acid groups covalently attached to the silicon atoms through alkanediyl linkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: BDF IP Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Sean M. MacKinnon, Timothy J. Peckham, Charles Stone
  • Publication number: 20080251121
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a structure for a solar cell. The structure includes a silicon substrate with P-type and N-type active diffusion regions therein. An oxynitride passivation layer is included at least over the P-type and N-type active diffusion regions. The structure further includes contact openings through the oxynitride passivation layer to the P-type and N-type active diffusion regions, and metal grid lines which selectively contact the P-type and N-type active diffusion regions by way of the contact openings. Another embodiment relates to a method of fabricating a solar cell. Other embodiments, aspects and features are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Stone
  • Publication number: 20080208765
    Abstract: A method of evaluating a variable term security including assessing life extension risk of the variable term security due to a deviation from nominal life expectancy of the variable term security, computing a summary factor of said life extension risk, and comparing the summary factor of said life extension risk to a predetermined criterion and thereby evaluating the variable term security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Anne Zissu, Charles A. Stone
  • Patent number: 7106143
    Abstract: An oscillator and a method for producing an improved oscillator that will generate an accurate frequency when encountering a vibration. The oscillator and method uses a crystal with minimal cross-axis coupling. Further, a first accelerometer produced using MEMS technology is used. The first accelerometer is positioned inside of the oscillator so that the accelerometer accurately measures any vibration encountered by the oscillator. The first accelerometer and the crystal are maintained at constant temperature to minimize phase shifts and gain variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Frequency Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Bloch, Oleandro Mancini, Charles Stone
  • Publication number: 20060099342
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating substrates has a receptacle for a source of coating material and a plurality of mounts for substrate carriers arranged in a circle round the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Applicant: Denton Vacuum
    Inventors: Frank Zimone, Charles Stone, Michael Nolan
  • Patent number: D677381
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Nicholas Charles Stones, Martin James Dinnage, Serge Roux, Jeremy Alan Van Hill, Timothy Duncan Wooller, Andy Duncan Pidgeon, Alan Leslie Hawkins
  • Patent number: D677785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Nicholas Charles Stones, Martin James Dinnage, Serge Roux, Jeremy Alan Van Hill, Timothy Duncan Wooller, Andy Duncan Pidgeon, Alan Leslie Hawkins