Patents by Inventor Daniel Chambers

Daniel Chambers 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: 10482092
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving a query that was specified by user input at a computing device, identifying multiple datasets that are available to be queried, and identifying a ranking of the multiple datasets. A search of a highest-ranked of the multiple datasets may be requested. The search of the highest-ranked of the multiple datasets may be determined to not yield a result. A search of a lower-ranked of the multiple data sets may then be requested, and a responsive result thereby received. That result may be provided for presentation by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Equals 3 LLC
    Inventors: Marcello Dispensa, Scott Litman, Daniel Mallin, Allen Chambers
  • Patent number: 10467257
    Abstract: A method is performed at a computing system having one or more processors and memory. The process generates a hierarchical set of folders for a collection of documents. Each folder specifies a rule/query (possibly empty) for identifying a subset of the collection of documents. Each folder also specifies a user-defined set (possibly empty) of individual documents from the collection of documents. In addition, each folder specifies a set (possible empty) of subfolders. The process receives user input to select a first folder of the set of folders, and generates a responsive result set. The result set includes documents that satisfy the specified rule for the first folder, documents from the user-defined set of documents for the first folder, and documents recursively contained in subfolders of the first folder. The process then displays the result set to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zorroa Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Elliott Wexler, Matthew Chambers
  • Patent number: 10445329
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving, by a computing system, a first query that was specified by user input at a computing device. The computing system requests, as a result of having determined that one or more datasets of structured data do not have data for answering the first query, a search of one or more datasets of unstructured data that is based on the first query. The computing system requests multiple results to the search of the one or more datasets of unstructured data, wherein the multiple results are each associated with a query relevance score. The computing system provides the multiple results for presentation by the computing device, in a ranked order that is based on the query relevance score for each of the multiple results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Equals 3 LLC
    Inventors: Marcello Dispensa, Scott Litman, Daniel Mallin, Allen Chambers
  • Publication number: 20190249494
    Abstract: A rotary valve can include a housing, a manifold with multiple flow paths can be fixedly mounted to the housing. A rotary actuator with a first surface can be rotatably mounted within the housing, and a valve seat with a second surface can be fixedly attached to the manifold, where the second surface can sealingly engage the first surface. The rotary actuator can include a gap that selectively aligns with respective ones of valve seat ports as the rotary actuator rotates relative to the valve seat, thereby selectively pressurizing one or more actuators. A system and method can include a rotary valve that selectively causes pads to extend at a predetermined orientation in the wellbore to steer a drill bit. The azimuthal orientation of a rotary actuator of the valve can determine which pads are extended and which are retracted as the drill bit rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Winslow, Larry Chambers, Neelesh Deolalikar, Krutibas PANDA
  • Patent number: 10332514
    Abstract: Input context for a statistical dialog manager may be provided. Upon receiving a spoken query from a user, the query may be categorized according to at least one context clue. The spoken query may then be converted to text according to a statistical dialog manager associated with the category of the query and a response to the spoken query may be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bodell, John Bain, Robert Chambers, Karen M. Cross, Michael Kim, Nick Gedge, Daniel Frederick Penn, Kunal Patel, Edward Mark Tecot, Jeremy C. Waltmunson
  • Publication number: 20140025512
    Abstract: A vendor portal for electronic commerce over a network is provided. The vendor portal comprises a vendor portal web site, a collection of preconfigured modules linked to the portal, and vendor tools to enable a vendor to compile a promotional offer or service by selecting and personalising one or more preconfigured modules. The vendor portal further comprises a unique identifier generator to generate and link a unique identifier to said promotional offer or service; wherein the portal is operable to cause the vendor compiled promotional offer or service to be displayed on a user interface of a customer's networked device when a customer uses their networked device to scan said unique identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Viva Tags Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Graeme Armstrong, Joshua David McKinney, Jason Douglas Elliott, Qerim Shahini, Igor Gorelik, Thushan Fernando, Daniel Chambers, Shweta Shah, Juan Elichirigoity, Krishna Nadiminti, Dmitry Kryuchkov
  • Patent number: 7967277
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a combination hand tool bar device suitable for pulling nails and other materials from surfaces, with improved user ergonomics and efficient force transfer. The device includes a hook end and a pry end joined by a bar shank member interposed there between. The hook end further comprises a compound curve projecting in the same direction from the bar shank member as the pry end enabling an increased user throw and ergonomic comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Daniel Chambers
  • Publication number: 20080217592
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a combination hand tool bar device suitable for pulling nails and other materials from surfaces, with improved user ergonomics and efficient force transfer. The device includes a hook end and a pry end joined by a bar shank member interposed there between. The hook end further comprises a compound curve projecting in the same direction from the bar shank member as the pry end enabling an increased user throw and ergonomic comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: DANIEL CHAMBERS
  • Patent number: 5734374
    Abstract: A device helps prevent contamination from reaching the inner workings of a computer trackball assembly, thereby prolonging intervals between maintenance. A circular ring attaches to the exposed surface of the panel through which the trackball protrudes for use, preferably to the retaining ring typically used to hold the ball in place. In cooperation with this ring, means are provided for preventing contamination from migrating below the panel surrounding the ball, thereby helping to keep clean the inner workings of the trackball assembly. In one embodiment, the means cooperating with the circular ring includes a second ring of material having an aperture with a diameter dimensionally configured to wipe against the outer surface of the trackball during use. In an alternative embodiment, the means cooperating with the circular ring includes a flexible dome of material entirely covering the externally exposed surface of the trackball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Inventor: John Daniel Chambers
  • Patent number: D627617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Daniel Chambers