Patents by Inventor Derek M. Young

Derek M. Young 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: 11407872
    Abstract: Foam compositions are provided including a polylactic acid polymer; second (e.g., polyvinyl acetate) polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 25° C.; and plasticizer. Also described are articles comprising the foam compositions, such as a sheet or hearing protection article. Methods of making and using the foam compositions are further described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joshua M. Fishman, Caitlin E. Meree, Ning Zhou, Derek J. Dehn, Jacob D. Young, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bradley L. Givot, Aaron T. Hedegaard, Justin M. Bolton, Terry R. Hobbs, Mahfuza B. Ali, Robert C. Coffin, Brant U. Kolb, Paul D. Pennington, Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., Duane D. Fansler, Ying Lin
  • Patent number: 10896230
    Abstract: A travel search engine enables a user to share his or her search results with one or more other users in real time. Each of the users has a common set of search results and any user can select share a specific result within the common set. The remaining results in the common set can be independently filtered and sorted. By selectively sharing various ones of the search results, while being able to separately manipulate the remaining search results, users have access to a common set of potentially mutually acceptable results, but can still individually explore the search results by filtering along different criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Kayak Software Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. English, Derek M. Young, Jeff A. Rago, Lincoln D. Jackson, Paul D. Schwenk, Giorgos C. Zacharia
  • Publication number: 20190258685
    Abstract: A travel search engine enables a user to share his or her search results with one or more other users in real time. Each of the users has a common set of search results and any user can select share a specific result within the common set. The remaining results in the common set can be independently filtered and sorted. By selectively sharing various ones of the search results, while being able to separately manipulate the remaining search results, users have access to a common set of potentially mutually acceptable results, but can still individually explore the search results by filtering along different criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Paul M. English, Derek M. Young, Jeff A. Rago, Lincoln D. Jackson, Paul D. Schwenk, Giorgos C. Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10275527
    Abstract: A travel search engine enables a user to share his or her search results with one or more other users in real time. Each of the users has a common set of search results and any user can select share a specific result within the common set. The remaining results in the common set can be independently filtered and sorted. By selectively sharing various ones of the search results, while being able to separately manipulate the remaining search results, users have access to a common set of potentially mutually acceptable results, but can still individually explore the search results by filtering along different criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Kayak Software Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. English, Derek M. Young, Jeff A. Rago, Lincoln D. Jackson, Paul D. Schwenk, Giorgos C. Zacharia
  • Publication number: 20140195525
    Abstract: A travel search engine enables a user to share his or her search results with one or more other users in real time. Each of the users has a common set of search results and any user can select share a specific result within the common set. The remaining results in the common set can be independently filtered and sorted. By selectively sharing various ones of the search results, while being able to separately manipulate the remaining search results, users have access to a common set of potentially mutually acceptable results, but can still individually explore the search results by filtering along different criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Kayak Software Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. English, Derek M. Young, Jeff A. Rago, Lincoln D. Jackson, Paul D. Schwenk, Giorgos C. Zacharia
  • Patent number: 8719251
    Abstract: A travel search engine enables a user to share his or her search results with one or more other users in real time. Each of the users has a common set of search results and any user can select share a specific result within the common set. The remaining results in the common set can be independently filtered and sorted. By selectively sharing various ones of the search results, while being able to separately manipulate the remaining search results, users have access to a common set of potentially mutually acceptable results, but can still individually explore the search results by filtering along different criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kayak Software Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. English, Derek M. Young, Jeff A. Rago, Lincoln D. Jackson, Paul D. Schwenk, Giorgos C. Zacharia
  • Patent number: 6782531
    Abstract: Data processing is performed by multiple “plug-in” processing modules controlled by an execution management framework. The framework includes an order determining mechanism that controls the plug-in processing modules to execute in series, or in parallel, to speed processing by the plug-ins while accommodating computational dependencies. In one embodiment, the order determining mechanism can include a dependency counter associated with each plug-in processing module for determining an operational sequence position of the associated plug-in processing module, and means for conditioning the count value (e.g., decrementing or incrementing the count value) in response to operation of another of the plug-in processing modules on whose output the associated plug-in processing module depends, so that the associated plug-in processing module will commence operation in the proper order when the count value reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Metratech
    Inventor: Derek M. Young
  • Patent number: 6560606
    Abstract: For communication services, a metering and processing system for processing metered information incorporates configurable processing modules and a configuration manager. The system can by readily and flexibly configured, responsive to operator directions, to process metered information to meet the needs of data consumers, such as NSPs and ISPs. Each processing module performs a specific sub-part of a computation on the metered information, and the configuration manager generates a configuration file for specifying the order of operation, computation sub-part, and other operational parameters for the individual processing modules. A mechanism is provided for tracking and enforcing the ordering of data processing by the processing modules so as to take into account dependencies between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Metratech
    Inventor: Derek M. Young
  • Publication number: 20020198888
    Abstract: Data processing is performed by multiple “plug-in” processing modules controlled by an execution management framework. The framework includes an order determining mechanism that controls the plug-in processing modules to execute in series, or in parallel, to speed processing by the plug-ins while accommodating computational dependencies. In one embodiment, the order determining mechanism can include a dependency counter associated with each plug-in processing module for determining an operational sequence position of the associated plug-in processing module, and means for conditioning the count value (e.g., decrementing or incrementing the count value) in response to operation of another of the plug-in processing modules on whose output the associated plug-in processing module depends, so that the associated plug-in processing module will commence operation in the proper order when the count value reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Metratech
    Inventor: Derek M. Young
  • Patent number: 6377939
    Abstract: For communication services, a metering and processing system for processing metered information incorporates configurable processing modules and a configuration manager. The system can by readily and flexibly configured, responsive to operator directions, to process metered information to meet the needs of data consumers, such as NSPs and ISPs. Each processing module performs a specific sub-part of a computation on the metered information, and the configuration manager generates a configuration file for specifying the order of operation, computation sub-part, and other operational parameters for the individual processing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Metratech
    Inventor: Derek M. Young