Patents by Inventor David M. Schuster

David M. Schuster 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: 10832328
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for facilitating handling, by a user of a computing device having one or more display screens and an input device, of a call from an insurance customer regarding a loss event, one or more notes fields in which text may be entered by the user are presented to the user, text that the user entered in at least one of the one or more notes fields is received, the received text is analyzed to identify one or more keywords having potential relevance to the loss event, the identified keyword(s) is/are used to cause loss report information to be automatically added to one or more loss reporting fields provided by a loss reporting tool, and the loss report information is caused to be stored in a claims database as a part of a loss report record associated with the loss event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: John H. Jenkins, Andrew J. Feit, Christina M. Boring, Chadd Eugene Grove, Brent D. Hellewell, Beth Craig, Kevin Stuepfert, Robert S. Loy, Scott M. Wirtjes, Scott E. Lackey, Manuela Holt, David Kuriyan Schuster, Jeremy M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10832329
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for facilitating handling, by a user of a computing device, of a call from an insurance customer regarding a loss event, an interactive search display may be provided. A set of one or more search terms entered by the user may be used to perform a search of one or more databases storing policy information. A set of results and an interactive control may be presented to the user. The results may include an entry for a first person. A particular relationship between the first person and the loss event, specified by the user via the interactive control, and information associated with the first person, may be used to cause loss report information to be automatically added to one or more loss reporting fields. The loss report information may be caused to be stored in a claims database as a part of a loss report record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: John H. Jenkins, Andrew J. Feit, Christina M. Boring, Chadd Eugene Grove, Brent D. Hellewell, Beth Craig, Kevin Stuepfert, Robert S. Loy, Scott M. Wirtjes, Scott E. Lackey, Manuela Holt, David Kuriyan Schuster, Jeremy M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10817910
    Abstract: A management and delivery method and system for a distributed marketing network. Access to one or more network service gateways associated with a distributed marketing network can be authorized, if particular criteria are satisfied. A business transaction may be coordinated with the distributed marketing network through network service gateways in a near real time fashion and without manual intervention, in response to authorizing the access to the network service gateways. The network service gateways may include a partner interface, a centralized hub that communicates with the partner interfaces, and/or a local market integrated service layer that communicates with the centralized hub and the partner interface. The distributed marketing network may be, for example, a network of radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobbi Denise Schuster, Matthew M. Ferry, John W. Fulbright, David C. Jellison, Jr., Kohinoor Basu, Steven M. Gable
  • Publication number: 20190327290
    Abstract: A method for use in a media distribution system includes receiving media content at an enterprise hub from a plurality of media outlets via a communication network. The method continues by assigning a unique identifier to the media content. The method continues by receiving at the enterprise hub, from the plurality of media outlets via a communication network, a record of broadcast of the media content on a continuous ticker feed and analyzing the continuous ticker feed to detect the unique identifier. The method continues by automatically verifying if the media content broadcast as scheduled and classifying the media content broadcast. The method continues by generating and transmitting to at least a provider of the media content, from the plurality of media outlets, a displayable report of the classification of the media content broadcast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobbi D. Schuster, Kohinoor Basu, Matthew M. Ferry, David C. Jellison, JR., Steven Gable, David R. Murray
  • Publication number: 20190205945
    Abstract: A management and delivery method and system for a distributed marketing network. Access to one or more network service gateways associated with a distributed marketing network can be authorized, if particular criteria are satisfied. A business transaction may be coordinated with the distributed marketing network through network service gateways in a near real time fashion and without manual intervention, in response to authorizing the access to the network service gateways. The network service gateways may include a partner interface, a centralized hub that communicates with the partner interfaces, and/or a local market integrated service layer that communicates with the centralized hub and the partner interface. The distributed marketing network may be, for example, a network of radio stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobbi Denise Schuster, Matthew M. Ferry, John W. Fulbright, David C. Jellison, JR., Kohinoor Basu, Steven M. Gable
  • Patent number: 8002219
    Abstract: An annular fairing having aerodynamic, thermal, structural and acoustic attributes couples a launch abort motor to a space vehicle having a payload of concern mounted on top of a rocket propulsion system. A first end of the annular fairing is fixedly attached to the launch abort motor while a second end of the annular fairing is attached in a releasable fashion to an aft region of the payload. The annular fairing increases in diameter between its first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Charles J. Camarda, Stephen J. Scotti, Pieter G. Buning, Steven X. S. Bauer, Walter C. Engelund, David M. Schuster
  • Patent number: 7638612
    Abstract: Methods for making cDNA molecules, for amplification of RNA by PCR and for preparation of cDNA libraries are provided. Kits for making cDNA molecules also are provided. Compositions are also provided comprising mixtures of reagents, including reverse transcriptases, buffers, cofactors and other components, suitable for immediate use in conversion of RNA into cDNA and RT PCR without dilution or addition of further components. These compositions are useful, alone or in the form of kits, for cDNA synthesis or nucleic acid amplification (e.g., by the Polymerase Chain Reaction) or for any procedure utilizing reverse transcriptases in a variety of research, medical, diagnostic, forensic and agricultural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Quanta Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayoub Rashtchian, David M. Schuster
  • Patent number: 7501252
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for amplifying a nucleic acid molecule. More specifically, the invention provides methods for nucleic acid amplification which use primers having equivalent priming efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Patent number: 7470515
    Abstract: Methods for making cDNA molecules, for amplification of RNA by PCR and for preparation of cDNA libraries are provided. Kits for making cDNA molecules also are provided. Compositions are also provided comprising mixtures of reagents, including reverse transcriptases, buffers, cofactors and other components, suitable for immediate use in conversion of RNA into cDNA and RT PCR without dilution or addition of further components. These compositions are useful, alone or in the form of kits, for cDNA synthesis or nucleic acid amplification (e.g., by the Polymerase Chain Reaction) or for any procedure utilizing reverse transcriptases in a variety of research, medical, diagnostic, forensic and agricultural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Quanta Biosciences
    Inventors: Ayoub Rashtchian, David M. Schuster
  • Publication number: 20080265099
    Abstract: An annular fairing having aerodynamic, thermal, structural and acoustic attributes couples a launch abort motor to a space vehicle having a payload of concern mounted on top of a rocket propulsion system. A first end of the annular fairing is fixedly attached to the launch abort motor while a second end of the annular fairing is attached in a releasable fashion to an aft region of the payload. The annular fairing increases in diameter between its first and second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: USA as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Charles J. Camarda, Stephen J. Scotti, Pieter G. Buning, Steven X. S. Bauer, Walter C. Engelund, David M. Schuster
  • Publication number: 20080131938
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for amplifying a nucleic acid molecule. More specifically, the invention provides methods for nucleic acid amplification which use primers having equivalent priming efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Invitrogen Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Patent number: 7238500
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for amplifying a nucleic acid molecule. More specifically, the invention provides methods for nucleic acid amplification which use primers having equivalent priming efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Patent number: 6933121
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for amplifying a nucleic acid molecule. More specifically, the invention provides methods for nucleic acid amplification which use primers having equivalent priming efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Invitrogen Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Publication number: 20040259115
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of making cDNA molecules, amplification of RNA by PCR and cDNA libraries. The invention also relates to kits for carrying out the methods of the invention. Methods for improved and more efficient conversion of RNA into cDNA are provided, which in turn can be used in a variety of procedures in molecular analysis of gene expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Patent number: 6752709
    Abstract: A metal matrix composite (MMC) material machining tool and a method for forming such a tool. In one embodiment, the MMC machining tool of the present invention is comprised of a support disk. In this embodiment, the MMC machining tool is further comprised of a plating material which is bonded to at least a portion of the support disk. The present embodiment further recites a plurality of diamond particles coupled to the plating material such that the plurality of diamond particles are securely plated to at least a portion of the support disk. In this embodiment, the plurality of diamond particles are securely plated to the support disk in a manner such that the plurality of diamond particles are adapted to machine metal matrix composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Metallic Composites for the 21st Century, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Skibo, David M. Schuster
  • Publication number: 20040110201
    Abstract: Methods for making cDNA molecules, for amplification of RNA by PCR and for preparation of cDNA libraries are provided. Kits for making cDNA molecules also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Ayoub Rashtchian, David M. Schuster
  • Patent number: 6610490
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods, compositions and kits for amplifying a nucleic acid molecule. Specifically, the invention involves replacing at least one nucleotide of an oligonucleotide with nucleotide residue having altered base-pairing characteristics, such as inosine, hypoxanthine, xanthine, and methylated nucleotide derivatives, so as to more equalize the efficiency with which that oligonucleotide and a second oligonucleotide hybridize to a target molecule, and then amplifying the target molecule using, for example, the polymerase chain reaction. Improved amplification results from the improvement in the relative hybridization efficiencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Invitrogen Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Publication number: 20030157549
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods for amplifying a nucleic acid molecule. More specifically, the invention provides methods for nucleic acid amplification which use primers having equivalent priming efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: Invitrogen Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Schuster, Ayoub Rashtchian
  • Patent number: 6547850
    Abstract: A method for mixing particles in a liquid or semi-liquid medium, such as ceramic reinforcing particles in a molten metal or metal alloy matrix for the production of stir-cast metal matrix composite (MMC) materials. The particles can be introduced under the surface of the matrix by feeding the particles through the inner passage of a rotatable hollow impeller tube. The impeller tube is terminated at its lower end by an impeller head that includes teeth positioned proximate to an impeller base. The particles enter the matrix through a shear region in and around the volume between the impeller base and the impeller head. The rotating impeller and the high shear force thereby created wet the particles in the composite matrix and effect homogenization of the composite matrix. The present invention may be practiced either under vacuum or atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: MC21 Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael D. Skibo, David M. Schuster
  • Patent number: 6491423
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing particles in a liquid or semi-liquid medium, such as ceramic reinforcing particles in a molten metal or metal alloy matrix for the production of stir-cast metal matrix composite (MMC) materials. The particles can be introduced under the surface of the matrix by feeding the particles through the inner passage of a rotatable hollow impeller tube. The impeller tube is terminated at its lower end by an impeller head that includes teeth positioned proximate to an impeller base. The particles enter the matrix through a shear region in and around the volume between the impeller base and the impeller head. The rotating impeller and the high shear force thereby created wet the particles in the composite matrix and effect homogenization of the composite matrix. The present invention may be practiced either under vacuum or atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: MC21, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael D. Skibo, David M. Schuster