Patents by Inventor Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood 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: 20210304431
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein provide for depth-aware image editing and interactive features. In particular, a computer application may provide image-related features that utilize a combination of a (a) the depth map, and (b) segmentation data to process one or more images, and generate an edited version of the one or more images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Tim Phillip Wantland, Brandon Charles Barbello, Christopher Max Breithaupt, Michael John Schoenberg, Adarsh Prakash Murthy Kowdle, Bryan Woods, Anshuman Kumar
  • Patent number: 11132376
    Abstract: A system can comprise one or more processors; and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform: receiving a request for a write operation of an input record in a data store associated with a sharded database and an alternate-key-global-index (AKGI) database; generating a new optimistic lock value, the new optimistic lock value being unique in the sharded database; when the data store does not include a data record associated with the input record, creating the dummy data record in the data store; locking the data record for the write operation by setting the DROpLock of the data record to the new optimistic lock value; and performing the write operation of the input record in the AKGI database and the sharded database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Christopher Sardina, William R. Eschenbruecher, III, Jun Yi, Yi Lu, Nitin Chhabra, III, Ying Zhang, Alexei Olkhovskii, Robert Bruce Woods, III, Scott Melvin Harvester, Robert Perry Lowell
  • Publication number: 20210295409
    Abstract: Systems and methods for substitute item selection are presented. The methods include providing for presentation first user interface data comprising item preference information representing a substitution preference of an item, a first user interface generated with the first user interface data being configured to receive a change command from a user, wherein the first user interface comprises a unified substitution preferences user interface available from a plurality of order building stages. The methods also include providing for presentation second user interface data in accordance with receiving the change command, a second user interface generated with the second user interface data being configured to present an item substitution suggestion, and to receive item substitution information. The methods also include receiving the item substitution information via the second user interface and storing the item substitution information in a data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Rudmann, Tony Hon Kit Li, Damien Fitzpatrick, Donald Christopher Woods, Ju-wei Chen, Abbas Pirnia
  • Publication number: 20210292411
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for enhancing or inducing an immune response and/or for inducing lysis of cancer cells and/or for treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound that neutralizes BTN2A1 and/or that binds to BTN2A1 on the cells and induces death of the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas BEHREN, Jonathan CEBON, Christopher HUDSON, Katherine WOODS, Andrew HAMMET, Anne VERHAGEN, Eugene MARASKOVSKY, Con PANOUSIS
  • Patent number: 11124737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to extracted lipid with high levels, for example 90% to 95% by weight, oleic acid. The present invention also provides genetically modified plants, particularly oilseeds such as safflower, which can used to produce the lipid. Furthermore, provided are methods for genotyping and selecting plants which can be used to produce the lipid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC ANDN INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Craig Christopher Wood, Qing Liu, Xue-Rong Zhou, Allan Green, Surinder Pal Singh, Shijiang Cao
  • Publication number: 20210275711
    Abstract: A deodorizer for insertion into athletic and other equipment, having an outer housing that is infused with an antimicrobial agent and that has ventilation holes, and containing a moisture absorbing deodorizer within the outer housing. The deodorizer absorbs moisture that allows bacteria to grow and the antimicrobial infused outer housing kills existing bacteria, thereby reducing bacteria and odor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Krista WOODS, Christopher WOODS
  • Publication number: 20210267796
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a squeeze handle for an ophthalmic instrument having elongate body with resiliently-biased squeeze elements, wherein a conduit is provided within the elongate body to allow for fluid communication between an opening provided in an outer wall of elongate body and a tool to be in operative engagement with the handle and the squeeze elements, and to a related method of cleaning an ophthalmic instrument having resiliently biased squeeze elements on an elongate handle body, and including the steps of introducing, by way of an opening provided in an outer wall of the elongate body, fluid under pressure into a conduit provided within the elongate body; and allowing for flow of the fluid along the conduit to a tool in operative engagement with the elongate handle and squeeze elements; for cleaning the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Woods, David Christopher Hall
  • Patent number: 11100664
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein provide for depth-aware image editing and interactive features. In particular, a computer application may provide image-related features that utilize a combination of a (a) the depth map, and (b) segmentation data to process one or more images, and generate an edited version of the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tim Phillip Wantland, Brandon Charles Barbello, Christopher Max Breithaupt, Michael John Schoenberg, Adarsh Prakash Murthy Kowdle, Bryan Woods, Anshuman Kumar
  • Patent number: 11013726
    Abstract: The present invention includes substituted pyridinone-containing tricyclic compounds, and compositions comprising the same, that can be used to treat or prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a patient. In certain embodiments, the compounds and compositions of the invention inhibit and/or reduce HBsAg secretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Arbutus Biopharma Corporation
    Inventors: Laurèn Danielle Bailey, Yingzhi Bi, Shuai Chen, Bruce D. Dorsey, Dimitar B. Gotchev, Richard James Holland, Ramesh Kakarla, Duyan Nguyen, Mark Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20210108220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically modified cells that are capable of optimal transgene expression by co-expressing a silencing suppressor whilst at the same time are also capable of silencing a gene, such as a naturally occurring gene of the cell. The present invention also relates to methods of producing the modified cells, as well as relates to processes for obtaining a genetically modified cell with a desired property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Craig Christopher WOOD, Fatima NAIM, Surinder Pal SINGH, Peter Michael Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 10967089
    Abstract: A deodorizer for insertion into athletic and other equipment, having an outer housing that is infused with an antimicrobial agent and that has ventilation holes, and containing a moisture absorbing deodorizer within the outer housing. The deodorizer absorbs moisture that allows bacteria to grow and the antimicrobial infused outer housing kills existing bacteria, thereby reducing bacteria and odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Krista Woods, Christopher Woods
  • Patent number: 10956412
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates a flexible strategy for matching content objects and interests. During operation, the system receives, by a computing device, an interest which includes a set of attributes, wherein a respective attribute has one or more values. In response to not obtaining a matching entry for the interest in a pending interest table, the system adds to the pending interest table a first entry which indicates the interest based on the attributes and their values. The system determines whether a received content object satisfies the interest indicated in the first entry based on the attributes of the first entry and attributes of the content object. In response to determining that the content object satisfies the interest, the system forwards the content object, thereby facilitating a flexible strategy for matching content objects to interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wood, Ignacio Solis, Marc E. Mosko
  • Publication number: 20210042000
    Abstract: A networked interactive expert system is disclosed for selectively providing relevant expertise when a user requires such assistance. System provides a set of networked facilities for determining an expertise needed by a customer based on a location. Such location can be either physical or logical. A physical “location” corresponds, for example, to a department within a retail outlet. Examples of logical “locations” are ones corresponding to a web-page, a product identification code of interest, a customer identification code, and/or explicit knowledge category selected by the customer. An expert studio, from a list of expert studios providing expertise corresponding to the identified location associated with the customer's request, is matched up with the request. Thereafter, a primary connection, supporting an interactive videoconference session, is established between a first networked node associated with the customer and a second networked node associated with the designated expert studio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Sang, Donald Christopher Woods
  • Patent number: 10876127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to recombinant cells, particularly recombinant plant cells, which are capable of producing dihydrosterculic acid and/or derivatives thereof. The present invention also relates to methods of producing oil comprising dihydrosterculic acid and/or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Craig Christopher Wood, Fatima Naim, Surinder Pal Singh, Shoko Okada
  • Patent number: 10868405
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electromagnetic radiation source to produce single mode operation having an optimized side-mode suppression ratio over a set of wavelengths within a prescribed temporal profile. The electromagnetic radiation source is configured to output electromagnetic radiation at a given wavelength based upon parameters. The method includes determining a set of parameter combinations that satisfy a condition for a desired set of wavelengths and a minimum side mode suppression ratio over the range of wavelengths. The set of parameter combinations define sub-paths for nearly arbitrary transitions from one wavelength to another wavelength. Combinations of select sub-paths provide a multivariate path for transitioning over the range of wavelengths. The method also includes controlling the semiconductor laser to emit electromagnetic radiation over the range of wavelengths by traversing the multivariate path in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: INSIGHT PHOTONIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Ensher, Christopher Wood, Michael Minneman
  • Publication number: 20200385822
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicants: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 10841212
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates routable prefix queries in a CCN. During operation, the system generates, by a client computing device, a query for one or more indices based on a name for an interest, wherein a name is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier that includes contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. An index indicates a number of the contiguous name components beginning from the most general level that represent a routable prefix needed to route the interest to a content producing device that can satisfy the interest. In response to the query, the system receives the one or more indices, which allows the client computing device to determine a remaining number of name components of the interest name which can be encrypted, thereby facilitating protection of private communication in a content centric network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wood, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10822615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically modified cells that are capable of optimal transgene expression by co-expressing a silencing suppressor whilst at the same time are also capable of silencing a gene, such as a naturally occurring gene of the cell. The present invention also relates to methods of producing the modified cells, as well as relates to processes for obtaining a genetically modified cell with a desired property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Craig Christopher Wood, Fatima Naim, Surinder Pal Singh, Peter Michael Waterhouse
  • Patent number: 10821103
    Abstract: The present invention includes substituted pyridinone-containing tricyclic compounds, and compositions comprising the same, that can be used to treat or prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a patient. In certain embodiments, the compounds and compositions of the invention inhibit and/or reduce HBsAg secretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Arbutus Biopharma Corporation
    Inventors: Laurèn Danielle Bailey, Yingzhi Bi, Shuai Chen, Bruce D. Dorsey, Dimitar B. Gotchev, Richard James Holland, Ramesh Kakarla, Duyan Nguyen, Mark Christopher Wood
  • Patent number: 10817146
    Abstract: A networked interactive expert system is disclosed for selectively providing relevant expertise when a user requires such assistance. System provides a set of networked facilities for determining an expertise needed by a customer based on a location. Such location can be either physical or logical. A physical “location” corresponds, for example, to a department within a retail outlet. Examples of logical “locations” are ones corresponding to a web-page, a product identification code of interest, a customer identification code, and/or explicit knowledge category selected by the customer. An expert studio, from a list of expert studios providing expertise corresponding to the identified location associated with the customer's request, is matched up with the request. Thereafter, a primary connection, supporting an interactive videoconference session, is established between a first networked node associated with the customer and a second networked node associated with the designated expert studio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CLAIRVISTA LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Sang, Donald Christopher Woods