Patents by Inventor David Nichols

David Nichols 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: 20150379142
    Abstract: Both search criteria and a friends list associated with a user are obtained. One or more data items that satisfy the search criteria are identified as search results. An order of the search results is adjusted based at least in part on multiple additional friends lists, each of which is associated with a data item of the one or more data items. Each of the multiple additional friends lists can also be updated to reflect changes in the friends lists made by users associated with the friends lists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Quick, Mohamed M. Battisha, Alexander E. Mallet, David A. Nichols, Michael Patrick Mroch, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Tevfik S. Ingec
  • Patent number: 9201153
    Abstract: Computing systems and methods for improving imaging of collected data are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first wavefield is propagated to obtain a first wavefield history; the first wavefield is again propagated to obtain a second wavefield history, wherein the propagation includes integration of one or more Q-effects; a first attenuated traveltime history is estimated based at least in part on the first and second wavefield histories; a first Q-model filter is calculated based at least in part on the first estimated attenuated traveltime; and a first adjusted wavefield is generated based at least in part on application of the first Q-model filter to the first wavefield. In some embodiments, an image is generated based at least on a first adjusted wavefield and a second wavefield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robin Fletcher, David Nichols, Maud Cavalca
  • Publication number: 20150253445
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for visualizing a seismic attribute. The method includes obtaining data representing a seismic image based on seismic data of at least a portion of a subterranean volume, obtaining data representing a first seismic attribute calculated based on the seismic data, and determining one or more characteristics of one or more first attribute indicators based on the first seismic attribute. At least one of the one or more characteristics comprises an orientation of the one or more first attribute indicators. The method also includes displaying the one or more first attribute indicators in combination with the seismic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Chuan Luo, Oleg Mishchenko, David Nichols, Marvin Decker
  • Patent number: 9104737
    Abstract: Both search criteria and a friends list associated with a user are obtained. One or more data items that satisfy the search criteria are identified as search results. An order of the search results is adjusted based at least in part on multiple additional friends lists, each of which is associated with a data item of the one or more data items. Each of the multiple additional friends lists can also be updated to reflect changes in the friends lists made by users associated with the friends lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Quick, Mohamed M. Battisha, Alexander E. Mallet, David A. Nichols, Michael Patrick Mroch, Nikolay Smolyanskiy, Tevfik S. Ingec
  • Publication number: 20150113523
    Abstract: Implementations are described of a computing device that migrates data and software applications from a first computing device to a second computing device, in order to preserve data and other application-related customizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Nichols, Samuel J. McKelvie, Navjot Virk, Mathew J. Dickson
  • Publication number: 20150087849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desaturase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Publication number: 20150055833
    Abstract: Computing systems and methods for improving processing of collected data are disclosed. In one embodiment, while ray-tracing through a sub-surface region, a frequency-dependent outgoing ray direction is computed from a point on an interface disposed in the sub-surface region when the ray tracing is at the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Maxim Protasov, Konstantin S. Osypov, David Nichols, Can Evren Yarman
  • Publication number: 20150018571
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood
  • Publication number: 20140378853
    Abstract: A band, or bracelet, is semi-permanently attachable to, and wearable about, a limb of the human body. The limb band is in the physical form of a familiar, and well-accepted, flexible plastic hospital-type wrist bracelet. As well as providing a physical platform to attach, and to mount, any of a large number of diverse portable electronic physiological, motion and like sensors of the human body and its condition, the limb band houses, and electrically connects, any of (1) a battery that is preferably rechargeable, (2) a solar cell for recharging the battery, (3) an antenna, and/or (4) a universal electronic signal connector (such as a miniature USB connector port). In this manner the limb band economically serves as a universal platform for mounting, supplying power and/or abetting wireless and wired communication to and from, wearable electronic sensors and monitors of humans and animals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: George Anthony McKinney, Keith Mathis, David Nichols, Mukund Halthore
  • Patent number: 8918779
    Abstract: Implementations are described of a computing device that migrates data and software applications from a first computing device to a second computing device, in order to preserve data and other application-related customizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Nichols, Navjot Virk, Samuel J. McKelvie, Mathew J. Dickson
  • Patent number: 8906062
    Abstract: The present invention includes an apparatus for securing a spinal rod with an anchoring device, the apparatus including a tubular body defining a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end; a connecting element positioned within the tubular body and along the longitudinal axis, the connecting element engaged by a first internal shaft and a second internal shaft, the tubular body, first internal shaft and second internal shaft coaxial with one another; the first internal shaft rotatably engages the connecting element such that rotation of the first internal shaft results in axial translation of the connecting element; and the second internal shaft engages the connecting element such that rotation of the second internal shaft results in rotation of the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: David Nichols, Eric Finley
  • Publication number: 20140345535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to feedstuffs for use in aquaculture, as well as methods for producing said feedstuffs. The invention also provides methods for rearing fish and/or crustaceans. In particular, the present invention provides a method of rearing a fish or crustacean, the method comprising feeding the fish or crustacean a feedstuff comprising lipid, the fatty acid of said lipid comprising at least 5.5% (w/w) stearidonic acid (SDA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Miller, Christopher Guy Carter, Peter David Nichols, Surinder Pal Singh, Xue-Rong Zhou, Allan Graham Green
  • Publication number: 20140351541
    Abstract: When files or other objects are to be shared, a storage system creates a bundle object that identifies the objects to be shared, and the permissions associated with objects in that bundle object. Each object is marked as being associated with a bundle object. When the object is accessed, the storage system determines if the object is associated with a bundle object. The bundle object in turn is accessed to determine the permissions to be associated with that object for the entity accessing the object. Files and other objects can be shared without copying or moving them. Any collection of files or other objects, however selected or identified, can be shared through this mechanism. Using this mechanism, a user can select several files, and then share those files in one operation without copying or moving those files or creating a new folder for those files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Angelo, Brad Dodson, Emmanuel Miranda-Steiner, David Nichols, Daron Spektor
  • Patent number: 8879798
    Abstract: Computing systems and methods for improving processing of collected data are disclosed. In one embodiment, while ray-tracing through a sub-surface region, a frequency- dependent outgoing ray direction is computed from a point on an interface disposed in the sub-surface region when the ray tracing is at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: WesternGeco L.L.C.
    Inventors: Maxim Protasov, Konstantin S. Osypov, David Nichols, Can Evren Yarman
  • Publication number: 20140312060
    Abstract: A system for inventory control, verification and accounting for liquids dispensed in smaller doses or portions from larger containers. The system has multiple spouts, each of which controls flow of a liquid from a container in predetermined dosage size. Each dosing spout permits flow of liquid through a liquid outlet tube when the angle of the container is changed such as by tilting for pouring. After a predetermined time, the air inlet tube is closed, which terminates flow of the liquid through the liquid outlet tube. Controls and signaling devices operate the dosing spout, and wireless communications devices and processors record uses of the system of dosing spouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. Heatherly, Michael Morton, David Nichols-Roy
  • Publication number: 20140314727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desatorase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Publication number: 20140301165
    Abstract: Various implementations directed to seismic data processing using joint tomography are provided. In one implementation, a method may include receiving seismic data corresponding to a region of interest. The method may also include generating one or more first gathers and one or more second gathers based on the seismic data. The method may further include determining a relative shift in depth between at least a first event in the one or more first gathers and at least a second event in the one or more second gathers. The method may additionally include performing a joint tomography based at least in part on the first event, the second event, and the determined relative shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: WESTERNGECO L.L.C.
    Inventors: DAVID NICHOLS, MARTA WOODWARD, JOHN C. MATHEWSON
  • Patent number: 8853432
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, in recombinant cells such as yeast or plant cells. Also provided are recombinant cells or plants which produce long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a group of new enzymes which possess desaturase or elongase activity that can be used in methods of synthesizing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Surinder Pal Singh, Stanley Suresh Robert, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Xue-Rong Zhou, James Robertson Petrie, Allan Graham Green
  • Patent number: 8817668
    Abstract: Architecture for a scalable, pluggable multi-party, and distributed multimedia conferencing. A centralized policy and control conferencing component allows the seamless plug-in of different distributed media components (e.g., data, audio/video, messaging) to accommodate client participation in a conference session. The centralized conference control component includes the following: a conference notification service for accepting subscriptions to the conference state and notifying subscribers about changes to that state; a conference policy and roster control service for storing and manipulating conference policy and rosters; a security service for user authorization/authentication based on user identity information; a scheduling service for conference scheduling; an allocation service for allocating the most available media component(s) for a conference session; and, an MCU management service for conference policy and roster management of the distributed media components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Dhigha D. Sekaran, Shaun D. Pierce, Shaun D. Cox, Srikanth Shoroff, Pavel Curtis, David Nichols, Bimal K. Mehta, Vadim Eydelman, Vijay Kishen Hampapur Parthasarathy, Orit Levin, Gur Kimchi
  • Patent number: 8809559
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of recombinant fatty acid synthesis, particularly in transgenic plants. The application describes genes involved in fatty acid synthesis and provides methods and vectors for the manipulation of fatty acid composition of plant oils. In particular, the invention provides constructs for achieving the integration of multiple heterologous genes involved in fatty acid synthesis into the plant genome, such that the resulting plants produce altered levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Also described are methods for enhancing the expression of fatty acid biosynthesis enzymes by co-expressing a silencing suppressor within the plant storage organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Commonwelath Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: James Robertson Petrie, Anne Maree Mackenzie, Qing Liu, Pushkar Shrestha, Peter David Nichols, Susan Irene Ellis Blackburn, Maged Peter Mansour, Stanley Suresh Robert, Dion Matthew Frederick Frampton, Xue-Rong Zhou, Surinder Pal Singh, Craig Christopher Wood