Patents by Inventor Christopher Wheeler

Christopher Wheeler 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: 10699348
    Abstract: Systems and methods include one or more dwelling sensors configured to generate sensor data representative of characteristics of a dwelling; a telematics device configured to generate telematics data representative of operational characteristics of a vehicle; and an analysis server. The analysis server receives the sensor data; receives the telematics data; receives credit information regarding an insured; and determines one or more insurance policy decisions based upon the sensor data, the telematics data, and the credit information the one or more insurance policy decisions comprising: a premium amount, a deductible amount, a coverage amount, a coverage term, or any combination there of for the insured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, David S. Franck, Karen Moritz, Spencer Read, Daniela Wheeler, Eric Vaith, Erin McCaw, Christopher Norman, Jodi J. Healy, Bharat Prasad, Kathleen L. Swain, Michael J. Allen
  • Patent number: 10678894
    Abstract: Features are described for efficiently and accurately identifying a user of an electronic device with limited user interaction. The features include receiving a mobile device identifier from the mobile device. The features include transmitting the mobile device identifier to a service provider associated with the mobile device. The features include receiving information identifying the user from the service provider. The features include identifying a set of candidates associated with at least a portion of the information. The features include generating a metric for the candidates included in the set of candidates. An individual metric indicates a degree of relatedness between a value for the user for the at least one data field and a value for a candidate for the at least one data field. The features include identifying the user as a specific candidate included in the set of candidates based on the metric corresponding to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Yin, Kevin Chen, Eric Haller, Alan Tsang, David Kerry, Derek Toub, Jack Yu, Zhixuan Wang, Christopher Wheeler, Sreeram Upendran
  • Publication number: 20200133698
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for providing a dedicated physical user input device to trigger collection and curation of real-time data and submission to a technical resource. Computer usage data and system diagnostic data from a computing device is monitored and collected during use by an end user. Upon detecting the press of a dedicated physical button connected to the computing device, additional information regarding the issue is collected from the end user while additional system diagnostic data about the computing device at a time of occurrence of the issue is collected. The collected information and data is then curated by the computing device in regard to the issue and transmitted to a remote server for access by a technical resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Permenter, Christopher Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10614525
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing risk or loss related data to determine insurance underwriting, pricing, or other decisions contingent upon informatic and credit score data. An insurance underwriting decision is identified which is to be rendered regarding an insured. Informatic data is received from one or more of an insured property and vehicle associated with the insured. Credit score data relating to the insured is also received. Analytics is performed on the received informatic data and credit score data to determine the insurance underwriting, pricing, or other decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, David S. Franck, Karen M. Moritz, Spencer Read, Daniela Wheeler, Eric Vaith, Erin E. McCaw, Christopher Norman, Jodi J. Healy, Bharat Prasad, Kathleen L. Swain, Michael J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20200101382
    Abstract: A system is configured to implement a graphical overlay in a streaming game based on a current game state. Game data generated by a video game is received including game video in the form of a video stream containing game video frames. The game video is displayed on a display screen of a computing device to represent the video game to a user playing the video game at the computing device. At least one feature of the video game is identified at least in the game data. A user interface (UI) control configuration associated with the identified at least one feature is selected from among a plurality of UI control configurations for the video game and a graphical overlay corresponding to the selected UI control configuration is implemented on the video game in the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Wheeler, Christopher M. Novak, Aron R. Chavez, Tyler Esselstrom, Peter M. Wiest
  • Patent number: 10572401
    Abstract: Hardware accelerated synchronization of data movement across multiple direct memory access (DMA) engines is provided using techniques in which the order of descriptor processing is guaranteed for scenarios involving a single CPU and multiple DMA engines as well as those involving multiple CPUs and multiple DMA engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chad McBride, Jeffrey Bradford, Steven Wheeler, Christopher Johnson, Boris Bobrov, Andras Tantos
  • Patent number: 10569174
    Abstract: A system is configured to implement a graphical overlay in a streaming game based on a current game state. Game data generated by a video game is received including game video in the form of a video stream containing game video frames. The game video is displayed on a display screen of a computing device to represent the video game to a user playing the video game at the computing device. At least one feature of the video game is identified at least in the game data. A user interface (UI) control configuration associated with the identified at least one feature is selected from among a plurality of UI control configurations for the video game and a graphical overlay corresponding to the selected UI control configuration is implemented on the video game in the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Licensing Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Wheeler, Christopher M. Novak, Aron R. Chavez, Tyler Esselstrom, Peter M. Wiest
  • Patent number: 10565322
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a modification to a first set of data associated with a first set of properties of a computer-aided design (CAD) model and identify a second set of data associated with a second set of properties of the CAD model based on the first set of data. The first and second sets of properties are related. The processor is also configured to modify the second set of data based on the modification to the first set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Brian Christopher Wheeler, Jeffrey David Erno
  • Patent number: 10565861
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating a control device may include receiving identifying information about an appliance, receiving identifying information about a component of the appliance, and sending a query to a remote server including information about the appliance and the component. The remote server may provide a response including configuration information for the control device, with a command for the appliance and a command that is specific to the component. A first input of the control device may be mapped to the command for the appliance, and a second input of the control device may be mapped to the command that is specific to the component, etc. When the second input is received, a command that is specific to the component may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Gareth Selfe, Christopher Coley, Oliver Hoheisel, Matthew Dickinson, Stephen Wheeler, John Craig Robert DeGruchy
  • Patent number: 10565989
    Abstract: A system for easily importing content related to a device into a speech-controlled system in a manner that makes the content easily accessible using voice commands. A speech-controlled system that detect a device type from which audio data is received and can determine if the utterance of the audio data includes a query related to the specific device. The system can then obtain and ingest content related to the device and analyze that content to identify the portion of the content responsive to the query. The remaining content can be stored to potentially respond to future queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technogies Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wheeler, Chase Brown, Kevin Bedell
  • Patent number: 10528494
    Abstract: Hardware accelerated synchronization of data movement across multiple direct memory access (DMA) engines is provided using techniques in which the order of descriptor processing is guaranteed for scenarios involving a single CPU and multiple DMA engines as well as those involving multiple CPUs and multiple DMA engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chad McBride, Jeffrey Bradford, Steven Wheeler, Christopher Johnson, Boris Bobrov, Andras Tantos
  • Patent number: 10503148
    Abstract: A computer aided technology system includes a processor. The processor may receive a design model for a blade that has multiple diffuser holes. Also, the processor may derive a hole position and a vector for each of the multiple diffuser holes. In addition, the processor may translate the hole position to a machine coordinate system to create a translated hole position. Moreover, the processor may generate a manufacturing program based on the translated hole position and the vector. The blade includes a stator vane, a rotor vane, or a combination thereof. Further, the blade is included in a compressor, a gas turbine engine, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Anthony Centa, Zhaoli Hu, Brian Christopher Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20190343122
    Abstract: Systems and methods of preventing or reducing crop damage from pests are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises: a) applying a mating disruption tactic to a field plot; and b) disrupting expression of one or more target genes in one or more pests, wherein crop damage is reduced in the field plot. In another embodiment, the method comprises applying an attract-and-kill tactic to a field plot, wherein said attract-and-kill tactic comprises: a) applying one or more semiochemicals or factors; and b) disrupting expression of one or more target genes in one or more pests, wherein said disruption is capable of killing the one or more pests, wherein crop damage is reduced in the field plot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Pedro Coelho, Christopher Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10291563
    Abstract: A request to send messages is received by a sender messaging service from a sender. The messages are for one or more recipients associated with one or more recipient messaging services. The sender messaging service can determine that at least one of the plurality of messages is indicative of message abuse. The sender messaging service can generate a warning message which includes at least one of an indication of the sender, an indication of an address of the sender, and an indication of the message abuse. The sender messaging service can send the warning message to the one or more recipient messaging services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20190082685
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing resistance to insecticidal traits and chemicals are provided. In one aspect, systems and methods are provided that: 1) delay the development of resistance to transgenic insecticidal crops and/or chemical insecticides (preemptive strategies), and 2) rescue one or more pests' susceptibility to transgenic insecticidal crops and/or chemical insecticides once pest resistance has developed (responsive strategies).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: John B. SCHOPER, Pedro COELHO, Christopher WHEELER
  • Patent number: 10192023
    Abstract: A system includes a display and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a first computer-aided design (CAD) model representing at least one part of a machine, receive a second CAD model representing the at least one part of the machine, and identify one or more differences between the first CAD model and the second CAD model. The processor is also configured to populate a discrepancy list including the one or more differences between the first CAD model and the second CAD model, receive an input to review the discrepancy list, and display a visualization having the discrepancy list via the display upon receipt of the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Miller Glenn Byrd, Brian Christopher Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20180349518
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-aided technology (CAx) system includes a memory storing an inspection system. The CAx system further includes a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to execute the inspection system to receive a computer aided design (CAD) model of a part design as input. The processor is additionally configured to execute the inspection system to provide a list of definitions included in the CAD model, and to iterate through the list to select a sublist of definitions for inspection. The processor is also configured to execute the inspection system to create an inspection model based on the sublist of definitions, and to create an inspection code, wherein the inspection code comprises instructions executable via an automated inspection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Hoil Song, Mohamed Karim Baig, Gerald D. Blow, Brian Christopher Wheeler, James Stanley, John Madison Tramel, JR., Alexandria Stoker Cochrane
  • Publication number: 20180330042
    Abstract: A system includes a display and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a first computer-aided design (CAD) model representing at least one part of a machine, receive a second CAD model representing the at least one part of the machine, and identify one or more differences between the first CAD model and the second CAD model. The processor is also configured to populate a discrepancy list including the one or more differences between the first CAD model and the second CAD model, receive an input to review the discrepancy list, and display a visualization having the discrepancy list via the display upon receipt of the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Miller Glenn Byrd, Brian Christopher Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20180328716
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a design model for a blade that has multiple diffuser holes. The processor is also configured to generate multiple points along an edge of each of the multiple diffuser holes. Further, the processor is configured to generate multiple vectors and each of the multiple points includes a corresponding vector. Moreover, each of the multiple vectors originates at the corresponding vector's corresponding point. Further, the processor is configured to apply the multiple vectors to inspect one or more manufactured diffuser holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Anthony Centa, Zhaoli Hu, Brian Christopher Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20180329906
    Abstract: A system includes a display, a database that may store multiple documentation relating to an industrial or machine part, and a processor. The processor may present a graphical user interface (GUI) on the display, and the GUI includes multiple input objects and an output object. The processor may also receive a reference code and at least one documentation type via the multiple input objects. Further, the processor may search the database for at least one documentation associated with the reference code and the at least one documentation type. In addition, the processor may retrieve the at least one documentation from the database. The processor may then display a visualization in the output object of the GUI, and the visualization includes a list of the at least one documentation retrieved from the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Anton Byers, Daniel Moss, Linda Carter, Brian Christopher Wheeler