Patents by Inventor David Kramer

David Kramer 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: 20200345274
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely sensing movement of a mammalian subject utilize a radio frequency (RF) transmitter configured to impinge a RF signal on tissue of a mammalian subject, a RF receiver configured to receive a reflected RF signal, a processor configured to separately identify presence of respiratory and non-respiratory motion of the mammalian subject, and a memory configured to store processes signal values generated by or derived from the processor, wherein the processor is configured to compare one or more processed signals against one or more stored processed signal values, and detect a health state or health condition of the mammalian subject. Sleep apnea and respiratory events may be detected. In one embodiment, motion of a human infant may be mapped over time, and motion trends may be used to assess proper development of the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Sajol Ghoshal, David Kramer, Jaime Martinez
  • Publication number: 20200024570
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for generating robust algae strains that can grow under stressful environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: David Kramer, Ben F. Lucker
  • Patent number: 10473592
    Abstract: Methods of determining and characterizing photosynthesis in plant parts of one or more plants includes capturing a plurality of images of the plant parts of the one or more plants with a sensor are provided. Fluorescence of the plant parts of the one or more plants can be measured by storing a sensor image of observed fluorescence. Light absorbed by the plant parts of the one or more plants can be estimated by observing red and/or infrared reflectance of the plant parts. A characteristic of photosynthesis such as linear electron flow in plant parts of the one or more plants can be derived using the measured fluorescence of the plant parts, the reflectance and the light absorbed by the plant parts, and/or the three-dimensional model comprising the plant parts of the one or more plants. Related apparatus and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Kramer, Jin Chen, Elisabeth Ostendorf, Lei Xu, Jeffrey Cruz, Jeremy J. Brodersen
  • Publication number: 20180313760
    Abstract: Methods of determining and characterizing photosynthesis in plant parts of one or more plants includes capturing a plurality of images of the plant parts of the one or more plants with a sensor are provided. Fluorescence of the plant parts of the one or more plants can be measured by storing a sensor image of observed fluorescence. Light absorbed by the plant parts of the one or more plants can be estimated by observing red and/or infrared reflectance of the plant parts. A characteristic of photosynthesis such as linear electron flow in plant parts of the one or more plants can be derived using the measured fluorescence of the plant parts, the reflectance and the light absorbed by the plant parts, and/or the three-dimensional model comprising the plant parts of the one or more plants. Related apparatus and systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: David Kramer, Jin Chen, Elisabeth Ostendorf, Lei Xu, Jeffrey Cruz, Jeremy J. Brodersen
  • Patent number: 9816065
    Abstract: A system is described herein that comprises one or more modular environmental photobioreactor arrays, each array containing two or more photobioreactors, wherein the system is adapted to monitor each of the photobioreactors and/or modulate the conditions with each of the photobioreactors. The photobioreactors are also adapted for measurement of multiple physiological parameters of a biomass contained therein. Various methods for selecting and characterizing biomass are also provided. In one embodiment, the biomass is algae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Kramer, Robert Zegarac, Ben F. Lucker, Christopher Hall, Casey Abernathy, Joel Carpenter, Jeffrey Cruz
  • Publication number: 20170243164
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing work engagements with prospective hires for a media production. A setup manager enters information regarding the production into an onboarding computer system, and a hiring manager enters the deal terms for a work engagement with a prospective hire, who then receives an email containing a link to an onboarding application. The onboarding application presents the prospective hire with details about the work engagement and guides the prospective hire through a series of screens in which the prospective hire enters information needed for the work engagement and reviews employment documentation, such as workplace policies or other legal documentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: David Kramer, Amy Harken, Tracy Stevens, Jenelle Rotenberg
  • Patent number: 9495221
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring information for a distributed computing environment is provided. The method and system comprises providing a job containing a list of tasks to a controller, the tasks including a bootstrap tool and configuration information related to the computer network. The method and system also comprises providing a task to each of a plurality of agents on the distributed computer network, each task being based on one of the tasks of the job. The method and system further comprises executing code by each of the plurality of agents based upon the tasks process, wherein the code provides configuration information for a master process and a plurality of slave processes within the distributed computer network. The present invention allows processes run on a distributed set of computers to be provided with appropriate configuration files without requiring the master node to pre-generate those files ahead of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 9486333
    Abstract: A prosthetic sock for a patient to wear over a residual limb is provided. The prosthetic sock includes an inner layer configured to fit over at least a portion of the residual limb of the patient. A foam layer is disposed on an outer surface of the inner layer. The foam layer compensates for changes in shape or volume of the residual limb within the prosthetic sock by changing shape in a manner effective to maintain a secure fit between the residual limb and a prosthetic socket of a prosthetic limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Wang, Chun Zhang, Changchun Zeng, Leslie David Kramer, Arlene Gillis
  • Patent number: 9429521
    Abstract: Chlorophyll fluorescence may be studied in response to a variety of environmental cues or conditions by growing phototrophic organisms under actinic illumination. Such illumination may be punctuated or disrupted to gain information about the photosynthetic properties or performance of the phototrophic organism. Instruments or devices for carrying out the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Kramer, Jeffrey Cruz, Christopher Hall, William Kent Kovac, Robert Zegarac
  • Patent number: 9165254
    Abstract: The present invention relate to a method and system to predict the likelihood of data topics that may occur from data sources. The likelihood of the data topics may be predicted over other dimensions of time or over other dimensions. In the present invention, a topic means a defining characteristic, usually represented as a data element, of a single feature, activity, subject, behavior, event or an aggregation of such defining characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Aptima, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Duchon, Robert McCormack, William J. Salter, Paul David Allopenna, Shawn Weil, John Colonna-Romano, David Kramer
  • Publication number: 20150204787
    Abstract: Chlorophyll fluorescence may be studied in response to a variety of environmental cues or conditions by growing phototrophic organisms under actinic illumination. Such illumination may be punctuated or disrupted to gain information about the photosynthetic properties or performance of the phototrophic organism. Instruments or devices for carrying out the method are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: David Kramer, Jeffrey Cruz, Christopher Hall, William Kent Kovac, Robert Zegarac
  • Patent number: 8862547
    Abstract: A method of managing backup records is provided. A central server receives, across a network, the contents of a first backup catalog from a first backup server as well as the contents of a second (distinct) backup catalog from a second backup server. The central server also extracts backup records from the first backup catalog and the second backup catalog and places the contents of each extracted backup record into a central backup catalog on the central server. Software for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ELM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Scott Kramer, Michael David Kramer, Leonard Joseph DiCarlo
  • Patent number: 8713032
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for cross-platform cloud based map creation are described herein. A method embodiment includes receiving one or more GIS datasets in their respective source formats, each GIS dataset comprising one or more map assets, translating the GIS datasets into a platform independent format, and providing the translated GIS datasets and their respective map assets in the platform independent format to one or more client platforms. The embodiment further includes identifying missing map assets and metadata that comprise a GIS dataset, tracking map assets that comprise a single translated GIS dataset to maintain the translated GIS dataset as a single entity, and providing the translated GIS datasets to a serving system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Damon Wheeler, Eli Dylan Lorimer, David Kramer
  • Patent number: 8670374
    Abstract: A wireless mesh network with dynamic back off for reduced power consumption is generally described herein. In some embodiments, the wireless mesh network includes a network controller to configure a data frame comprising a sync period followed by at least one data period and a plurality of network nodes configured to operate in at least one of a network-running mode and a sleep/RF quiet mode. The network controller is configured to transmit synchronization messages during a first portion of the sync period and receive upstream requests from the network nodes during a second portion of the sync period. During the sleep/RF quiet mode, the network nodes are configured to wake up periodically during a listening interval for detection of a synchronization message from the network controller, and return to the sleep/RF quiet mode and increase a back-off time between listening intervals for increasingly longer periods when no synchronization message is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Anthony Paul Bata, Kenneth Ray Crismon, David Kramer, Randy Lyle Engle
  • Patent number: 8638800
    Abstract: Techniques have been developed to facilitate evaluation of match and hash rule entries in ways that allow an implementation to decouple (i) the order in which match rules are applied to a first subset of packet header fields from (ii) the ordering of a second subset of packet header fields over which a non-commutative hash is computed. In short, the set and ordering of fields evaluated in accordance with a precedence order of rules need not correspond to the set or ordering of fields over which a hash is computed in a communications controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kramer, Kun Xu
  • Patent number: 8566179
    Abstract: A method of presenting real estate data is provided. A plurality of property listings can be presented, and a selection of one of the presented property listings may be received from a user. The user may be associated with a financial profile, which may be specified via user input. In response to receiving the selection by the user, at least one loan offer corresponding to the property listing may be automatically presented, for example, together with the property listing. The loan offer may be at least partially based on the financial profile, and may also be based on a property corresponding to the selected property listing. For example, the property listing and the financial profile may be automatically transmitted to one or more loan providers in response to receiving the selection by the user of the property listing, and in response loan offers may be received from some of the loan providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Move, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Callow, Sumeet Bhatia, Duke Tsao-Ming Fan, David Kramer, Bruce Mitchell, Vaughan Allan Smith, Susan Stewart, Clifton Ray Williams
  • Publication number: 20130274896
    Abstract: A prosthetic sock for a patient to wear over a residual limb is provided. The prosthetic sock includes an inner layer configured to fit over at least a portion of the residual limb of the patient. A foam layer is disposed on an outer surface of the inner layer. The foam layer compensates for changes in shape or volume of the residual limb within the prosthetic sock by changing shape in a manner effective to maintain a secure fit between the residual limb and a prosthetic socket of a prosthetic limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Wang, Chun Zhang, Changchun Zeng, Leslie David Kramer, Arlene Gillis
  • Publication number: 20130239461
    Abstract: A system is described herein that comprises one or more modular environmental photobioreactor arrays, each array containing two or more photobioreactors, wherein the system is adapted to monitor each of the photobioreactors and/or modulate the conditions with each of the photobioreactors. The photobioreactors are also adapted for measurement of multiple physiological parameters of a biomass contained therein. Various methods for selecting and characterizing biomass are also provided. In one embodiment, the biomass is algae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: David Kramer, Robert Zegarac, Ben F. Lucker, Christopher Hall, Casey Abernathy, Joel Carpenter, Jeffrey Cruz
  • Patent number: 8473372
    Abstract: A method of presenting real estate data is provided. A plurality of property listings can be presented, and a selection of one of the presented property listings may be received from a user. The user may be associated with a financial profile, which may be specified via user input. In response to receiving the selection by the user, at least one loan offer corresponding to the property listing may be automatically presented, for example, together with the property listing. The loan offer may be at least partially based on the financial profile, and may also be based on a property corresponding to the selected property listing. For example, the property listing and the financial profile may be automatically transmitted to one or more loan providers in response to receiving the selection by the user of the property listing, and in response loan offers may be received from some of the loan providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Move, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Callow, Sumeet Bhatia, Duke Tsao-Ming Fan, David Kramer, Bruce Mitchell, Vaughan Allan Smith, Susan Stewart, Clifton Ray Williams
  • Patent number: 8315911
    Abstract: A method of presenting real estate data is provided. A plurality of property listings can be presented, and a selection of one of the presented property listings may be received from a user. The user may be associated with a financial profile, which may be specified via user input. In response to receiving the selection by the user, at least one loan offer corresponding to the property listing may be automatically presented, for example, together with the property listing. The loan offer may be at least partially based on the financial profile, and may also be based on a property corresponding to the selected property listing. For example, the property listing and the financial profile may be automatically transmitted to one or more loan providers in response to receiving the selection by the user of the property listing, and in response loan offers may be received from some of the loan providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Move, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Callow, Sumeet Bhatia, Duke Tsao-Ming Fan, David Kramer, Bruce Mitchell, Vaughan Allan Smith, Susan Stewart, Clifton Ray Williams