Patents by Inventor David Floyd

David Floyd 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: 11097496
    Abstract: Porosity causing gas-based defects are detected, located, identified, and/or characterized by the use of defect information generated from gas flow data corresponding to gas flow characteristics measured by one or more sensors on a composite part processing piece such as a mould or membrane used during a composite manufacturing process. The defect information is generated using techniques including one or more of profiling the gas flow data, fingerprinting, line leak detection, analytical triangulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Convergent Manufacturing
    Inventors: Malcolm David Lane, Anoshiravan Poursartip, Goran Fernlund, Anthony Michael Floyd, David Andrew Van Ee, Morgan Edwin John Hibbert
  • Patent number: 10441159
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system and method to classify optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. The present system can classify OCT images without first segmenting the retina tissue. The system can generate one or more profiles from vertical transects through the OCT images. The system can identify image statistics based on the one or more profiles. The system's classifier can then classify the OCT images based on the identified image statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Irvine, Richard Wood, Nathan Lowry, David Floyd
  • Publication number: 20170131693
    Abstract: A far infrared (“FIR”) sauna cabin equipped with a far infrared (“FIR”) heating elements constructed of ceramic, carbon, and/or light emitting diodes (“LED”), designed for therapeutic use in a sauna, capable of emitting far infrared energy, and heating an individual's skin for purposes of rejuvenation, anti-aging, weight loss, and acne therapy. The FIR heating element emits IR energy in a wavelength and frequency optimum for resonant absorption by the human body, resulting in the release of toxins stored within subcutaneous fatty deposits, which are then carried out of the person's system as he or she sweats. The FIR sauna is operated by a system comprising a local control system and a remote computer running access control software. A user account is configured containing a user's allowed privileges. When a user swipes an access card, the remote computer verifies the requested privilege. If allowed, the local system energizes the sauna system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: David Floyd Shurtleff
  • Publication number: 20170119243
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system and method to classify optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. The present system can classify OCT images without first segmenting the retina tissue. The system can generate one or more profiles from vertical transects through the OCT images. The system can identify image statistics based on the one or more profiles. The system's classifier can then classify the OCT images based on the identified image statistics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Irvine, Richard Wood, Nathan Lowry, David Floyd
  • Patent number: 9629777
    Abstract: A far infrared (“FIR”) sauna cabin equipped with a far infrared (“FIR”) heating elements constructed of ceramic, carbon, and/or light emitting diodes (“LED”), designed for therapeutic use in a sauna, capable of emitting far infrared energy, and heating an individual's skin for purposes of rejuvenation, anti-aging, weight loss, and acne therapy. The FIR heating element emits IR energy in a wavelength and frequency optimum for resonant absorption by the human body, resulting in the release of toxins stored within subcutaneous fatty deposits, which are then carried out of the person's system as he or she sweats. The FIR sauna cabin is further equipped with necessary hardware and tools to effectively create a more flexible environment in which the user can change seating configurations, move about more freely and conduct stretching routines or exercises within the sauna cabin, using specialized fittings integrated to the interior of the sauna cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: David Floyd Shurtleff
  • Patent number: 9416124
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to novel substituted 2-alkyl-1-oxo-N-phenyl-3-heteroaryl -1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-4-carboxamides; synthetic methods for making the compounds; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of treating and/or preventing malaria. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, MMV MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE, RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Rodney Kiplin Guy, Fangyi Zhu, Wendyam Armand Guiguemde, David Floyd, Spencer Knapp, Philip Stein, Steve Castro
  • Patent number: 9238653
    Abstract: Inhibitors of parasitic dihydroorotate dehydrogenase enzyme (DHOD) are candidate therapeutics for treating malaria. Illustrative of such therapeutic agents include the compound: and a triazolopyrimidine class of compounds that conform to Formula IX: and their solvates, stereoisomers, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, MMV MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
    Inventors: Pradipsinh K. Rathod, David Floyd, Jeremy Burrows, Alka Marwaha, Ramesh Gujjar, Jose Coteron-Lopez, Margaret Phillips, Susan A. Charman, David Matthews
  • Publication number: 20140235593
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to novel substituted 2-alkyl-1-oxo-N-phenyl-3-heteroaryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-4-carboxamides; synthetic methods for making the compounds; pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds; and methods of treating and/or preventing malaria. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, MMV MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE
    Inventors: Rodney Kiplin Guy, Fangyi Zhu, Wendyam Armand Guiguemde, David Floyd, Spencer Knapp, Philip Stein, Steve Castro
  • Patent number: 8806461
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using memory usage to pinpoint sub-optimal code for gaming systems are provided herein. Memory usage characteristics, such as latency, cache misses, load-hit-store, memory address misuse, and wasted cache bandwidth are presented, preferably in a graphical format, to provide the developer with information for optimizing source code. A trace analysis is performed on source code undergoing optimization. Relevant data is extracted from the trace analysis, sorted as necessary, and presented to the user. The user may be presented with multiple results sorting mechanisms as well as ways to change the presentation of the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Floyd Aronson, Parham Mohadjer, Matthew Russell Kimball, Bruce Michael Dawson
  • Publication number: 20140157511
    Abstract: A far infrared (“FIR”) sauna cabin equipped with a far infrared (“FIR”) heating elements constructed of ceramic, carbon, and/or light emitting diodes (“LED”), designed for therapeutic use in a sauna, capable of emitting far infrared energy, and heating an individual's skin for purposes of rejuvenation, anti-aging, weight loss, and acne therapy. The FIR heating element emits IR energy in a wavelength and frequency optimum for resonant absorption by the human body, resulting in the release of toxins stored within subcutaneous fatty deposits, which are then carried out of the person's system as he or she sweats. The FIR sauna cabin is further equipped with necessary hardware and tools to effectively create a more flexible environment in which the user can change seating configurations, move about more freely and conduct stretching routines or exercises within the sauna cabin, using specialized fittings integrated to the interior of the sauna cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: DAVID FLOYD SHURTLEFF
  • Patent number: 8743116
    Abstract: A system and methods for providing shading effects include a shading network possessing the ability to create, maintain, and incrementally evolve shading techniques and effects. The shader network provides the ability to encapsulate CPU and GPU code into a self-contained node that can be transported between renderers. As a result, authors can develop reusable shading techniques that can express the wide range of effects available via utilization of CPU and GPU code. The shader network also provides the capability to compose multiple nodes into a reusable “macro” node that affords authors the ability to build derivative shading effects without the need to modify an application's renderer or constituent nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Horowitz, David Floyd Aronson, Jonathan Thomas Steed, Paul Lawrence Bleisch
  • Patent number: 8689199
    Abstract: A high level shader language compiler incorporates transforms to optimize shader code for graphics processing hardware. An instruction reordering transform determines instruction encapsulations of dependent instructions that reduce concurrent register usage by the shader. A phase pulling transform re-organizes the shader's instructions into phases that reduce a measure of depth of texture loads. A register assigning transform assigns registers to lower register usage by the shader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Floyd Aronson, Anuj Bharat Gosalia, Craig Peeper, Daniel Kurt Baker, Loren McQuade
  • Publication number: 20120302586
    Abstract: Inhibitors of parasitic dihydroorotate dehydrogenase enzyme (DHOD) are candidate therapeutics for treating malaria. Illustrative of such therapeutic agents include the compound: and a triazolopyrimidine class of compounds that conform to Formula IX: and their solvates, stereoisomers, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, MONASH UNIVERSITY, CLAYTON, GLAXOSMITHKLINE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO, S.L, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, MEDICINES FOR MALARIA VENTURE
    Inventors: Pradipsinh K. Rathod, David Floyd, Jeremy Burrows, Alka Marwaha, Ramesh Gujjar, Jose Coteron-Lopez, Margaret Phillips, Susan A. Charman, David Matthews
  • Publication number: 20120122636
    Abstract: A flexible infrared heat exercise pad provides a warming surface through the use of infrared energy transmissions from the pad to the user. The infrared heat exercise pad includes a top layer and a bottom layer of cloth material, sandwiching a coiled heating wire having an upper and lower foil layer. A layer of padding, such as foam or cotton-based padding, is provided. A power source is connected to the coiled heating wire to provide a current through the wire. In response to the current, infrared heat is created and, by coupling through the upper and lower foil layers, provides a consistent heat emission from the surfaces of the pad. The heat level can be set ranging from low to high, and the duration of heating can be set to accommodate workouts having varying periods of use, or for the first portion of a workout, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: DAVID FLOYD SHURTLEFF
  • Publication number: 20090217252
    Abstract: A high level shader language compiler incorporates transforms to optimize shader code for graphics processing hardware. An instruction reordering transform determines instruction encapsulations of dependent instructions that reduce concurrent register usage by the shader. A phase pulling transform re-organizes the shader's instructions into phases that reduce a measure of depth of texture loads. A register assigning transform assigns registers to lower register usage by the shader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Floyd Aronson, Anuj Bharat Gosalia, Craig Peeper, Daniel Kurt Baker, Loren McQuade
  • Patent number: 7530062
    Abstract: A high level shader language compiler incorporates transforms to optimize shader code for graphics processing hardware. An instruction reordering transform determines instruction encapsulations of dependent instructions that reduce concurrent register usage by the shader. A phase pulling transform re-organizes the shader's instructions into phases that reduce a measure of depth of texture loads. A register assigning transform assigns registers to lower register usage by the shader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Floyd Aronson, Anuj Bharat Gosalia, Craig Peeper, Daniel Kurt Baker, Loren McQuade
  • Publication number: 20080320458
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using memory usage to pinpoint sub-optimal code for gaming systems are provided herein. Memory usage characteristics, such as latency, cache misses, load-hit-store, memory address misuse, and wasted cache bandwidth are presented, preferably in a graphical format, to provide the developer with information for optimizing source code. A trace analysis is performed on source code undergoing optimization. Relevant data is extracted from the trace analysis, sorted as necessary, and presented to the user. The user may be presented with multiple results sorting mechanisms as well as ways to change the presentation of the results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Floyd Aronson, Parham Mohadjer, Matthew Russell Kimball, Bruce Michael Dawson
  • Patent number: 7444583
    Abstract: A standard graphics specification for use by both developers of graphics files as well as of applications developed to execute in a runtime environment is disclosed. The graphics files are developed to conform to the graphics specification and therefore will be executable by applications in any runtime environment that likewise conform to the graphics specification. The specification includes program syntax standards and standards for metadata in the form of semantics and annotations that further describe the code. The specification additionally includes standards to which applications may conform to ensure that the applications will be capable of executing any graphics files that conform to the graphics specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Floyd Aronson, Paul L. Bleisch, Daniel Paul Horowitz, Jonathan Thomas Steed
  • Patent number: 7271008
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and methods for determining the quality of reagents used in an assay process, particularly a multistep immunohistochemical assay. In particular, the device comprises a substrate with a plurality of compounds affixed to a substrate, where each compound is reactive with a reagent used in the assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Alton David Floyd
  • Publication number: 20070182631
    Abstract: An arrangement (20) for locating at least one device (22) utilizes an assisted global positioning system technique based upon Internet communications. In a disclosed example, a network server (26) detects the presence of a device (22) on the Internet (24). The network server (26) makes an initial estimate of a location of the device based upon Internet information regarding the device (22). The initial estimate is used by a location server to generate an assisted global positioning system communication that is provided to the device (22). An assisted global positioning system receiver (72) associated with the device (22) uses the received communication for interacting with a global positioning system (32). An indication of that interaction can then be used by the network server (26) or the location server (28) for making an actual device location determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Allan Berlinsky, David Floyd, Lawrence O'Neill, Joseph Punturieri