Patents by Inventor David Kaplan

David Kaplan 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: 10810274
    Abstract: Systems and processes for optimizing dialogue policy decisions for digital assistants using implicit feedback are provided. In an example process, a user utterance is received. Based on a text representation of the user utterance, one or more user intents corresponding to the user utterance are determined. A policy action is selected from a plurality of candidate policy actions based on a belief state for the one or more user intents and a policy model. The policy action is performed, including outputting results of the policy action for presentation. A success score for the policy action is determined based on whether one or more predetermined types of implicit user feedback are detected after performing the policy action. A set of parameter values of the policy model is modified using the determined success score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Blaise Thomson, David J. Vandyke, Gennaro Frazzingaro, Silvia Frias Delgado, Thomas Benedict Gunter, Thomas David Voice, Thorvaldur Pall Helgason, Stephen J. Young, Diarmuid Ó Śeaghdha, Dain Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20200328416
    Abstract: Provided are electrochemical secondary cells that exhibit excellent abuse tolerance, deep discharge and overcharge conditions including at extreme temperatures and remain robust and possess excellent performance. Cells as provided herein include: a cathode a polycrystalline cathode electrochemically active material including the formula Li1+xMO2+y, wherein ?0.9?x?0.3, ?0.3?y?0.3, and wherein M includes Ni at 80 atomic percent or higher relative to total M, the cathode electrochemically active material comprising a non-uniform distribution of Co; an anode including an anode electrochemically active material of the formula Li4+aTi5O12+b wherein ?0.3?a?3.3, ?0.3?b?0.3; and wherein the anode and the cathode each independently include a current collector substrate comprising aluminium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kenan Sahin, David Ofer, Daniel Kaplan, Suresh Sriramulu
  • Publication number: 20200328419
    Abstract: Provided are electrochemical secondary cells that exhibit excellent abuse tolerance, deep discharge and overcharge conditions including at extreme temperatures and remain robust and possess excellent performance. Cells as provided herein include: a cathode a polycrystalline cathode electrochemically active material including the formula Li1+xMO2+y, wherein ?0.9?x?0.3, ?0.3?y?0.3, and wherein M includes Ni at 80 atomic percent or higher relative to total M, an anode including an anode electrochemically active material defined by an electrochemical redox potential of 400 mV or greater vs Li/Li+.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Carney, Rahul Malik, David Ofer, Kenan Sahin, Daniel Kaplan, Suresh Sriramulu
  • Patent number: 10793934
    Abstract: An embodiment of a superalloy composition includes 1.5 to 4.5 wt % Al; 0.005 to 0.06 wt % B; 0.02 to 0.07 wt % C; 21.0 to 26.0 wt % Co; 11.5 to 16.0 wt % Cr; 8.50 to 19.0 wt % Ta; 0.005-0.10 wt % Zr; and balance Ni and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Max A. Kaplan, Xuan Liu, David Ulrich Furrer
  • Patent number: 10781253
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides binding agents that modulate the interaction between LEAP2 and GHSR. Specifically, the present disclosure provides binding agents, such as LEAP2 peptides that bind GHSR and methods of their use to treat, ameliorate, or prevent a neuroendocrine and/or metabolic disease or disorder such as obesity, diabetes, acromegaly, gigantism and/or Prader-Willi syndrome. The present disclosure also provides binding agents, such as antibodies, that bind LEAP2, and methods of their use, to treat, ameliorate, or prevent a neuroendocrine and/or metabolic disease or disorder such as cachexia, anorexia, or other wasting syndromes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel David Kaplan, Xuecai Ge, Hui Tian
  • Publication number: 20200281213
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for increasing infectivity of entomopathogenic nematodes in any target area for the purposes of insect control, said method comprising: (a) mixing an aqueous nematode infectivity increasing composition with (i) entomopathogenic nematodes to activate said entomopathogenic nematodes for increased infectivity prior to application of said entomopathogenic nematodes to said target area, or (ii) seeds to produce coated seeds, and (b) applying said entomopathogenic nematodes to said target area or planting said coated seeds in said target area; wherein said aqueous nematode infectivity increasing composition is produced by methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID I SHAPIRO ILAN, FATMA KAPLAN
  • Patent number: 10768937
    Abstract: Overhead associated with verifying function return addresses to protect against security exploits is reduced by taking advantage of branch prediction mechanisms for predicting return addresses. More specifically, returning from a function includes popping a return address from a data stack. Well-known security exploits overwrite the return address on the data stack to hijack control flow. In some processors, a separate data structure referred to as a control stack is used to verify the data stack. When a return instruction is executed, the processor issues an exception if the return addresses on the control stack and the data stack are not identical. This overhead can be avoided by taking advantage of the return address stack, which is a data structure used by the branch predictor to predict return addresses. In most situations, if this prediction is correct, the above check does not need to occur, thus reducing the associated overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Marius Evers, David A. Kaplan, Debjit Das Sarma
  • Patent number: 10750503
    Abstract: Information associated with a communication service need of the user is received from a user of a client computer system. A set of communication service requirements that indicate satellite resources required to satisfy the communication service need of the user are computed based on the received information, and transmitted to a server computer system. A first beam plan that satisfies the set of communication service requirements is received from the server computer system. The first beam plan includes information on satellite beams and spectra for allocation to the user when the first beam plan is deployed to provide a communication service to the user that satisfies the communication service need of the user. Instructions are transmitted to the server computer system to deploy the first beam plan. Information is received from the server computer system indicating that the first beam plan is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Michael Mandell, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, Erik Halvorson, David Marshack
  • Publication number: 20200255528
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to human B7-H4 (and optionally cynomolgus monkey, mouse, and/or rat B7-H4) and compositions comprising such antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof. In a specific aspect, the antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to human B7-H4 increase T cell proliferation, increase interferon-gamma production, and/or deplete B7-H4 expressing cells via ADCC activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, by administering an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds to human B7-H4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles KAPLAN, Derrick HOUSER, Luis BORGES, Gloria BRATTICH, David BELLOVIN, Felicia KEMP, Majid GHODDUSI, Nels P. NIELSON, Kathy MILLER, Maike SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20200244328
    Abstract: An apparatus includes feeds to form analog beams. The feeds are divided into panels. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that divides a target area for communications coverage into regions, including a first region and a second region neighboring each other. The processing circuitry generates, for the first region, a first plurality of analog beams, forming a first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the first cluster from the first plurality of analog beams, a first plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a first arrangement in the first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, for the second region, a second plurality of analog beams, forming a second cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the second cluster from the second plurality of analog beams, a second plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a second arrangement that is adjacent to the first plurality of hybrid beams in the first arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Publication number: 20200186220
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of feeds that form analog beams. The plurality of feeds is divided into a plurality of panels, each panel including one or more feeds from the plurality of feeds. The apparatus also includes processing circuitry, which determines a target area for communications coverage and divides the target area into a plurality of regions. The processing circuitry generates, for each region, a plurality of analog beams. A subset of panels of the plurality of panels generates one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams. The plurality of analog beams covering each region forms a cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in each cluster, one or more hybrid beams. Each hybrid beam is a digital beam that is generated by combining one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams corresponding to the cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10671422
    Abstract: A security module in a memory access path of a processor of a processing system protects secure information by verifying the contents of memory pages as they transition between one or more virtual machines (VMs) executing at the processor and a hypervisor that provides an interface between the VMs and the processing system's hardware. The security module of the processor is employed to monitor memory pages as they transition between one or more VMs and a hypervisor so that memory pages that have been altered by a hypervisor or other VM cannot be returned to the VM from which they were transitioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: David Kaplan, Jeremy W. Powell, Richard Relph
  • Publication number: 20200078495
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods for making resorbable ear tubes including the steps of providing a silk fibroin solution, and forming a silk ear tube from the silk fibroin solution, wherein the silk ear tube is less than 2 mm in length and has an outer diameter of less than 1.5 mm, and wherein the silk ear tube is resorbable. In some embodiments, the present invention also provides methods for treating otitis media including the step of introducing a silk ear tube into the ear canal of a subject, wherein the silk ear tube is less than 2 mm in length and has an outer diameter of less than 1.5 mm, and wherein the silk ear tube is resorbed by the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: David Kaplan, Michael Whalen, Christopher Hartnick
  • Patent number: 10585805
    Abstract: A computing device that handles address translations is described. The computing device includes a hardware table walker and a memory that stores a reverse map table and a plurality of pages of memory. The table walker is configured to use validated indicators in entries in the reverse map table to determine if page accesses are made to pages for which entries are validated. The table walker is further configured to use virtual machine permissions levels information in entries in the reverse map table determine if page accesses for specified operation types are permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Kaplan, Jeremy W. Powell, Thomas R. Woller
  • Publication number: 20200061129
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions containing microbial entities are described herein. The pharmaceutical compositions may optionally contain or be used in conjunction with one or more prebiotics. Uses of the pharmaceutical compositions to treat or prevent disorders of the local or systemic microbiome in a subject are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: David Berry, Johanne Kaplan, Shaila Rahman
  • Patent number: 10554276
    Abstract: An apparatus includes feeds to form analog beams. The feeds are divided into panels. The apparatus includes processing circuitry that divides a target area for communications coverage into regions, including a first region and a second region neighboring each other. The processing circuitry generates, for the first region, a first plurality of analog beams, forming a first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the first cluster from the first plurality of analog beams, a first plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a first arrangement in the first cluster. The processing circuitry generates, for the second region, a second plurality of analog beams, forming a second cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in the second cluster from the second plurality of analog beams, a second plurality of hybrid beams arranged in a second arrangement that is adjacent to the first plurality of hybrid beams in the first arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Publication number: 20200034144
    Abstract: Overhead associated with verifying function return addresses to protect against security exploits is reduced by taking advantage of branch prediction mechanisms for predicting return addresses. More specifically, returning from a function includes popping a return address from a data stack. Well-known security exploits overwrite the return address on the data stack to hijack control flow. In some processors, a separate data structure referred to as a control stack is used to verify the data stack. When a return instruction is executed, the processor issues an exception if the return addresses on the control stack and the data stack are not identical. This overhead can be avoided by taking advantage of the return address stack, which is a data structure used by the branch predictor to predict return addresses. In most situations, if this prediction is correct, the above check does not need to occur, thus reducing the associated overhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Marius Evers, David A. Kaplan, Debjit Das Sarma
  • Patent number: 10547601
    Abstract: A platform is provided to allow the developer to log into a subscriber's computer system by using the credential of the developer or the subscriber to view and to debug at least a portion of executable code that is used by the subscriber. The executable code used by the subscriber may be part of managed package code, at least portions of which are customized for various subscribers. Cooperative debugging may be provided between developer and subscriber with lifting of code encapsulation for the developer in the subscriber implementation. The developer and the subscriber may be granted debugging licenses each authorizing a limited number of debugging sessions, and each debugging session run by the developer may be counted against the debugging license of either the developer or the subscriber. Debugging licenses may be transferred between the developer and the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Lipke, David Ross Baker, Nicholas Chun Yuan Chen, Jonathan Widjaja, Winston Chow, Josh Kaplan, Gregory Wester
  • Patent number: 10536202
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of feeds that form analog beams. The plurality of feeds is divided into a plurality of panels, each panel including one or more feeds from the plurality of feeds. The apparatus also includes processing circuitry, which determines a target area for communications coverage and divides the target area into a plurality of regions. The processing circuitry generates, for each region, a plurality of analog beams. A subset of panels of the plurality of panels generates one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams. The plurality of analog beams covering each region forms a cluster. The processing circuitry generates, in each cluster, one or more hybrid beams. Each hybrid beam is a digital beam that is generated by combining one or more analog beams of the plurality of analog beams corresponding to the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Michael Mandell, Phil Rubin, Ted Kaplan, David Milliner, David Marshack, Erik Halvorson
  • Patent number: 10533037
    Abstract: The invention discloses a freeze-dried powder of high molecular weight silk fibroin, preparation process and use thereof. The freeze-dried powder is obtained from silk by degumming, dissolution, dialysis, centrifugation, high temperature and high pressure treatment and freeze-drying. A method of preparing silk fibroin microspheres with polyethylene glycol comprises mixing a silk fibroin solution of 1-30 wt % with a PEG solution of 10-60 w % and incubating the resulting solution. A controlled-release or sustained-release silk fibroin gel formulation includes a gel-state carrier and a drug dispersed/adsorbed therein, the carrier is a silk fibroin gel formed by blending with LMW-PEG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: SIMATECH INCORPORATION, TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventors: Xiaoqin Wang, Jian Liu, Jianbing Wu, Cheng Qian, Zhaozhu Zheng, Shaozhe Guo, Fuxin Shi, David Kaplan