Patents by Inventor Daniel D. Woods

Daniel D. Woods 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: 10529219
    Abstract: A system and associated processes monitor hand hygiene compliance. For example, the hand hygiene compliance system may monitor, analyze and report on hand hygiene compliance after usage of bathroom facilities. Usage of bathroom facilities is determined by sensing activation (e.g., flushing) of a toilet or a urinal. Each activation event gives rise to a hand hygiene opportunity, and should be followed by performance of a corresponding hand hygiene procedure in order for the hand hygiene opportunity to be deemed “compliant”. Performance of a hand hygiene procedure is determined by sensing actuation of a hand hygiene product dispenser. To determine whether a hand hygiene opportunity is compliant, the system may determine whether a dispenser actuation event occurred within a predetermined period of time from the activation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Herdt, Daniel R. Wald, Kyle D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10469830
    Abstract: A system for detecting and responding to an intruding camera. The system includes an electronic media display device having a screen configured to display content, a sensor, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to obtain information from the sensor, analyze the information to determine a presence of a camera, and edit any displayed content in response to the presence of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, William D. Duncan, William Gates, Daniel A. Gerrity, Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark. A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Keith D. Rosema, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10455284
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic customization of audio-visual content are described. In some implementations, a process may include receiving at least one audio-visual core portion, receiving at least one selection signal indicative of a viewer preference, modifying the audio-visual core portion with at least one revised content portion in accordance with the at least one selection signal to create a dynamically customized audio-visual content, outputting the dynamically-customized audio-visual content; and receiving a consideration for the dynamically-customized audio-visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gerrity, William H. Gates, III, Paul Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Keith D. Rosema, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190293386
    Abstract: A holster for receiving and withdrawing a handgun has a proximal wall portion with a handgun retention mechanism thereon. The mechanism having a first lever with a tab portion for actuation and release of a trigger guard, the lever having a snap fit into a lever region without a separate pin. A belt engaging member covers the lever region capturing the first lever therein. If a second retention mechanism is used, another lever with a tab portion is positioned so the tabs are stacked, depressing one also depresses the tab behind it, such that both mechanisms are released. Overmolded polymer layers in the holster body provides a softer interior handgun engagement surfaces. The holster body is split forwardly with a threaded fastener for clamping onto the handgun. No holster body is beneath or rearward of the tab portion, configured as a thumb button, allowing smooth transition to gripping the handgun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Troy E. Lance, Oscar C. Woods, Daniel D. Sereday, Christopher J. Michael, Robert J. Meinert
  • Patent number: 10395215
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for summarizing statistical results. Multiple sets of statistical results are received, wherein each of the sets of statistical results are ordered according to interestingness. Insights are generated based on the multiple sets of statistical results. Relationships between the generated insights are identified. An executive summary is generated with a set of findings based on the identified relationships. An interactive visualization is provided with the generated insights based on the executive summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Rope, Jing-Yun Shyr, Margaret J. Vais, Michael D. Woods
  • Publication number: 20190147731
    Abstract: A system and associated processes monitor hand hygiene compliance. For example, the hand hygiene compliance system may monitor, analyze and report on hand hygiene compliance after usage of bathroom facilities. Usage of bathroom facilities is determined by sensing activation (e.g., flushing) of a toilet or a urinal. Each activation event gives rise to a hand hygiene opportunity, and should be followed by performance of a corresponding hand hygiene procedure in order for the hand hygiene opportunity to be deemed “compliant”. Performance of a hand hygiene procedure is determined by sensing actuation of a hand hygiene product dispenser. To determine whether a hand hygiene opportunity is compliant, the system may determine whether a dispenser actuation event occurred within a predetermined period of time from the activation event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brandon L. Herdt, Daniel R. Wald, Kyle D. Wood
  • Patent number: 9796060
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus (2) for a machine tool comprising a header portion (4) and one or more fluid manifolds (6, 8) attachable to the header wherein the fluid manifolds are quickly and easily replaceable on the header without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: THE GLEASON WORKS
    Inventor: Daniel D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150174720
    Abstract: A fluid supply apparatus (2) for a machine tool comprising a header portion (4) and one or more fluid manifolds (6, 8) attachable to the header wherein the fluid manifolds are quickly and easily replaceable on the header without the use of tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel D. Wood
  • Patent number: 8777230
    Abstract: A tool securing device capable of clamping a tool to a machine spindle as well as assisting in the removal of a tool from a machine spindle, all in a tool-less manner. The tool securing device includes distal means to be releasably gripped by a machine draw bar as well as means to releasably engage a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Gleason Works
    Inventors: Craig R. Ronald, Matthew C. Meyer, David J. Senecal, Daniel D. Wood, Kenneth E. Glasow
  • Publication number: 20120098214
    Abstract: A tool securing device capable of clamping a tool to a machine spindle as well as assisting in the removal of a tool from a machine spindle, all in a tool-less manner. The tool securing device includes distal means to be releasably gripped by a machine draw bar as well as means to releasably engage a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: THE GLEASON WORKS
    Inventors: Craig R. Ronald, Matthew C. Meyer, David J. Senecal, Daniel D. Wood, Kenneth E. Glasow
  • Patent number: 7553115
    Abstract: A machine for processing gears, such as by testing and lapping, which can accommodate a wide range of gear pair shaft angles (less than, equal to, and greater than ninety degrees) while providing improved machine stiffness and an enhanced arrangement of machine elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: The Gleason Works
    Inventors: William D. McGlasson, Daniel D. Wood, David E. Lawson
  • Publication number: 20080056837
    Abstract: A machine for processing gears, such as by testing and lapping, which can accommodate a wide range of gear pair shaft angles (less than, equal to, and greater than ninety degrees) while providing improved machine stiffness and an enhanced arrangement of machine elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: William D. McGlasson, Daniel D. Wood, David E. Lawson
  • Patent number: 7116626
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a holographic storage system including micro-actuators is presented. In one example of one aspect of the invention, the device includes a spatial light modulator, a detector, a storage medium, and at least one micro-actuator configured to move at least one of the spatial light modulator, the detector, and the storage medium. The micro-actuators may include a servomechanism or the like to control the positioning of a component based on feedback associated with a misalignment of a detected image. According to another aspect of the invention, various methods for determining component misalignments of a holographic storage system are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: InPhase Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Woods, Keith W. Malang
  • Publication number: 20030128324
    Abstract: An optical encoder or decoder including an array of addressable elements with varying sized pixels. The optical encoder or decoder includes an array of addressable elements configured with a first set of pixels of a first size, where the first set of pixels each include at least one addressable element of the array of addressable elements. The array of addressable elements further includes a second set of pixels of a second size, where the second set of pixels each include at least one addressable element of the array of addressable elements and the second size of pixels is greater than the first size of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel D. Woods, Kenton J. Pharris
  • Patent number: 6501607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of providing error margin information for threshold errors associated with a digital peak detector. The method comprises comparing a plurality of peak sample values associated with the digital peak detector to a threshold margin test level and incrementing a counter each time the threshold margin test level exceeds one of the plurality of peak sample values. The value associated with the counter relates to an amount of threshold margin associated with the digital peak detector. The present invention also relates to a method of providing error margin information for peak shift errors associated with a digital peak detector. The method comprises identifying relevant peak sample data points associated with each of a plurality of detected peaks and determining a peak shift amplitude associated with each of the detected peaks using the identified relevant peak sample data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Zachary A. Keirn, Daniel D. Woods
  • Publication number: 20020089770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of providing error margin information for threshold errors associated with a digital peak detector. The method comprises comparing a plurality of peak sample values associated with the digital peak detector to a threshold margin test level and incrementing a counter each time the threshold margin test level exceeds one of the plurality of peak sample values. The value associated with the counter relates to an amount of threshold margin associated with the digital peak detector. The present invention also relates to a method of providing error margin information for peak shift errors associated with a digital peak detector. The method comprises identifying relevant peak sample data points associated with each of a plurality of detected peaks and determining a peak shift amplitude associated with each of the detected peaks using the identified relevant peak sample data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: Zachary A. Keirn, Daniel D. Woods
  • Patent number: 5038864
    Abstract: A process for restoring the injectivity of a well penetrating and in fluid communication with a subterranean formation wherein an aqueous treating solution comprising a mixture of an aqueous solution having no more than 30 weight percent of hydrogen peroxide dissolved therein and a mutual solvent is injected via the well to contact polymer accumulation so as to degrade and disperse same. The mutual solvent comprises alcohol, aromatic hydrocarbon, and an alkyl or alkylaryl polyoxyalkylene phosphate ester surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Marathon Oil Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Dunleavy, Andrew A. Franklin, Daniel D. Wood
  • Patent number: D860641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul N. Smith, Troy E. Lance, Oscar C. Woods, Daniel D. Sereday, Christopher J. Michael, Robert J. Meinert
  • Patent number: D861167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ulthera, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles D. Emery, Brian Lee Prout, Jessica A. Newhard, Alexander Michael Diener, Spencer Michael Denton, Kristin Marie Will, Luke David Springer, Cameron Andrew Harder, Byron A. Meseroll, Daniel S. Davidson, Michael M. Itano, Andrew Nelson Wood