Patents by Inventor David Cole

David Cole 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: 20220296738
    Abstract: A carrier having one or more non-planar surfaces may be embedded with one or more radioactive seeds. A spherical carrier may be substantially radially symmetrical around an axis or a spherical carrier may include a non-spherical portion, such as a tapered portion that extends from a spherical portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: David Brachman, John Baker, Heidi Cole, Adam Turner
  • Publication number: 20220296922
    Abstract: Custom radioactive seed carriers are fabricated pre-operatively and/or intra-operatively to more precisely match carrier specification of a radiation treatment plan for a particular patient. One or more carrier specification component, such as a 3D printer, injection molding system, machining component, or bioprinter, may be utilized to create the custom carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Heidi Cole, David Brachman, John Baker, Adam Turner
  • Publication number: 20220275483
    Abstract: A product includes a material having: nickel and at least one rare earth element. The at least one rare earth element is present in the material in a weight percentage in a range of about 2% to about 20% relative to a total weight of the material. A method includes forming a material comprising an alloy of nickel and at least one rare earth element. The at least one rare earth element is present in the material in a weight percentage in a range of about 2% to about 20% relative to a total weight of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Scott K. McCall, Alexander Baker, Hunter B. Henderson, Tian Li, Aurelien Perron, Zachary Cole Sims, David Weiss, Ryan T. Ott, Orlando Rios, Max Neveau
  • Publication number: 20220269386
    Abstract: A question-and-answer application with an “ask-to-answer” feature is described. The ask-to-answer feature enables any user to solicit an answer to a question from one or more users. Upon soliciting one or more users for an answer to a particular question, a message may be directed to the one or more users. The message may include a copy of the text of the question and may provide a mechanism enabling the one or more users to pass on answering the question. Subsequent to the solicitation, the question page may include a notification with information about the solicitation, including information identifying the group of users who have been asked to answer the question and the number of times the one or more users has been asked to provide an answer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Quora, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Edward D'Angelo, Abhinav Sharma, Muhammad Emmad Mazhari, David Cole
  • Patent number: 11421242
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Heather Marie Christensen, Nathan David Coles, Olga Danilevskaya, Jeffrey Habben, Mary A Rupe, Jeffrey R Schussler, Bo Shen, Benjamin P Weers, Jingrui Wu
  • Publication number: 20220245884
    Abstract: A background image is also generated, e.g., by filling portions of a captured image where a foreground object was extracted and communicated to the playback device, Foreground objects are identified and point cloud representations of the foreground objects are generated and communicated to a playback device so that they can be used in generating images including the background which is communicated separately. In the case of a point cloud representation a number of points in an environment, e.g., 3D space, are communicated to the playback device along with color information. Thus in some embodiments a foreground object is represented as a set of points with corresponding color information on a per point basis. Foreground object information is communicated and processed in some embodiments at a different rate, e.g., faster rate, then the background textures. The playback device renders images which are sent to the display by first rendering a background layer using the communicated background information, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Hector Medina, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20220242667
    Abstract: A method includes: obtaining a task definition for a mobile robot, the task definition including (i) a position on an item support carried by the mobile robot, and (ii) an identifier of an item to be placed at the position to form a unit load with the item support; controlling the mobile robot carrying the item support to travel to a pick location for receiving the item from a picker; controlling an output device to render an indication of the position for the picker at the pick location; responsive to placement of the item at the position by the picker, controlling the mobile robot to travel to a handling location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: David Lin, David Dymesich, Uwe Meister, Mason Cole, Lonai Anthraper, Sarah Elliott, Louis Abastas, Robert Lang, Melonee Wise, Stefan Nusser, David Robson
  • Publication number: 20220232293
    Abstract: Content delivery and playback methods and apparatus are described. The methods and apparatus are well suited for delivery and playback of content corresponding to a 360 degree environment and can be used to support streaming and/or real time delivery of 3D content corresponding to an event, e.g., while the event is ongoing or after the event is over. Portions of the environment are captured by cameras located at different positions. The content captured from different locations is encoded and made available for delivery. A playback device selects the content to be received based in a user's head position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 11388384
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan Moss, Hector Medina
  • Patent number: 11381801
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina
  • Patent number: 11377791
    Abstract: A method for preparing an aqueous suspension may include providing a fibrous substrate comprising cellulose having a Canadian Standard freeness equal to or less than 450 cm3, and microfibrillating the fibrous substrate in an aqueous environment by grinding in the presence of a grinding medium consisting essentially of mullite. The grinding may be carried out in the absence of grindable inorganic particulate material. The grinding medium may be present in an amount of at least about 10% by volume of the aqueous environment. The microfibrillated cellulose may have a fibre steepness of from about 20 to about 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John Claude Husband, Per Svending, David Robert Skuse, Tafadzwa Motsi, Mikko Likitalo, Alan Coles
  • Patent number: 11381802
    Abstract: Customer wide angle lenses and methods and apparatus for using such lenses in individual cameras as well as pairs of cameras intended for stereoscopic image capture are described. The lenses are used in combination with sensors to capture different portions of an environment at different resolutions. In some embodiments ground is capture at a lower resolution than sky which is captured at a lower resolution than a horizontal area of interest. Various asymmetries in lenses and/or lens and sensor placement are described which are particularly well suited for stereoscopic camera pairs where the proximity of one camera to the adjacent camera may interfere with the field of view of the cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Michael P. Straub
  • Publication number: 20220210391
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina
  • Publication number: 20220191452
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting the capture of images of surfaces of an environment visible from a default viewing position and capturing images of surfaces not visible from the default viewing position, e.g., occluded surfaces, are described. Occluded and non-occluded image portions are packed into one or more frames and communicated to a playback device for use as textures which can be applied to a model of the environment where the images were captured. An environmental model includes a model of surfaces which are occluded from view from a default viewing position but which maybe viewed is the user shifts the user's viewing location. Occluded image content can be incorporated directly into a frame that also includes non-occluded image data or sent in frames of a separate, e.g., auxiliary content stream that is multiplexed with the main content stream which communicates image data corresponding to non-occluded environmental portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 11357581
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for planning a procedure. A display device is configured to display a first virtual element. A controller device having a processor is configured to be in communication with the display device, and the controller device is further configured to direct the display device to display the first virtual element. A physical control element is in communication with the controller device, and is configured to correspond to the first virtual element such that an actual manipulation of the control element is displayed, via the processor of the controller device and on the display device, as a corresponding response of the first virtual element to the actual manipulation of the control element. Associated systems, methods, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Neocis Inc.
    Inventors: Alon Mozes, David Cole, Sarvagya Vaish
  • Patent number: 11350080
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using a display in a manner which results in a user perceiving a higher resolution than would be perceived if a user viewed the display from a head on position are described. In some embodiments one or more displays are mounted at an angle, e.g., sometimes in range a range from an angle above 0 degrees to 45 relative to a user's face and thus eyes. The user sees more pixels, e.g., dots corresponding to light emitting elements, per square inch of eye area than the user would see if the user were viewing the display head on due to the angle at which the display or displays are mounted. The methods and display mounting arrangement are well suited for use in head mounted displays, e.g., Virtual Reality (VR) displays for stereoscopic viewing (e.g., 3D) and/or non-stereoscopic viewing of displayed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 11336881
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for collecting user feedback information from viewers of content are described. Feedback information is received from viewers of content. The feedback indicates, based on head tracking information in some embodiments, where users are looking in a simulated environment during different times of a content presentation, e.g., different frame times. The feedback information is used to prioritize different portions of an environment represented by the captured image content. Resolution allocation is performed based on the feedback information and the content re-encoded based on the resolution allocation. The resolution allocation may and normally does change as the priority of different portions of the environment change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Patent number: 11336966
    Abstract: Content delivery and playback methods and apparatus are described. The methods and apparatus are well suited for delivery and playback of content corresponding to a 360 degree environment and can be used to support streaming and/or real time delivery of 3D content corresponding to an event, e.g., while the event is ongoing or after the event is over. Portions of the environment are captured by cameras located at different positions. The content captured from different locations is encoded and made available for delivery. A playback device selects the content to be received based in a user's head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Publication number: 20220148427
    Abstract: A parking management platform enables an event-based vehicle parking service. Operational features afforded by the vehicle parking service include Waitlist AutoBuy, which automatically purchases a parking space if one becomes available before an event; Waitlist Notification, which notifies a user when a parking space becomes available; Cancel and Buy, which allows a user to cancel a purchased event parking pass before a pre-event deadline and later repurchase the same event parking pass; Transfer to Another Person, which allows transfer of a parking pass to another person; Transfer to Another Event, which allows transfer of an event parking pass for use at a future event; Redemption of Transferred Parking Pass, which allows a recipient of a transferred parking pass to redeem it without payment; and Attendance Confirmation, which allows a user to confirm attendance or to exchange, transfer, or cancel the event parking pass for a different event parking pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Alma Emadi, Jason Petz, David Cole, Gabriel Lopes, Sohrab Vossoughi, Matthew Todd Jetton
  • Publication number: 20220095922
    Abstract: A device, system and method for vibration sensitivity assessment are provided. the device has an attachment portion configured to detachably connect the device to a programmable vibration source and a probe configured to be applied to a test location on a test subject's skin and to convey vibrations generated by the programmable vibration source to the test location. The programmable vibration source may for example be a mobile telephone. A low-cost and widely usable device for vibration sensitivity assessment is thus provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: BU Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Tamash Frederick Gordon Hickish, Venketesh Nath Dubey, Neil Vaughan, Jonathan David Cole