Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Bowman

Douglas A. Bowman 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: 11033239
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating alerts based on potential health conflicts are described. The described systems and methods may provide for identifying unstructured text from a physical environment, performing natural language processing on the unstructured text to produce annotated text, comparing the annotated text to patient medical information to find a potential conflict, and generating an alert based on the potential conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bhargav Cheenepalli, Kristin E. McNeil, Stephen Douglas Bowman, David Blake Werts
  • Publication number: 20210085261
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating alerts based on potential health conflicts are described. The described systems and methods may provide for identifying unstructured text from a physical environment, performing natural language processing on the unstructured text to produce annotated text, comparing the annotated text to patient medical information to find a potential conflict, and generating an alert based on the potential conflict.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: BHARGAV CHEENEPALLI, Kristin E. McNeil, Stephen Douglas Bowman, David Blake Werts
  • Publication number: 20210090196
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium for transportation services using text analytics are described. The method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium may provide for inputting a text corpus comprising patient medical information, performing text analytics on the text corpus, determining if the patient has a need for transportation assistance based on the performed text analytics, and notifying a transportation service of the need for transportation assistance based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Bhargav Cheenepalli, David Blake Werts, Stephen Douglas Bowman, Kristin E. McNeil
  • Publication number: 20210081650
    Abstract: A first set of signals corresponding to a first signal modality (such as the direction of a gaze) during a time interval is collected from an individual. A second set of signals corresponding to a different signal modality (such as hand-pointing gestures made by the individual) is also collected. In response to a command, where the command does not identify a particular object to which the command is directed, the first and second set of signals is used to identify candidate objects of interest, and an operation associated with a selected object from the candidates is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wolf Kienzle, Douglas A. Bowman
  • Patent number: 10832031
    Abstract: A first set of signals corresponding to a first signal modality (such as the direction of a gaze) during a time interval is collected from an individual. A second set of signals corresponding to a different signal modality (such as hand-pointing gestures made by the individual) is also collected. In response to a command, where the command does not identify a particular object to which the command is directed, the first and second set of signals is used to identify candidate objects of interest, and an operation associated with a selected object from the candidates is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wolf Kienzle, Douglas A. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20200233212
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for interaction between a user and a machine. In one implementation, a system is provided that receives an input from a user of a mobile machine which indicates or describes an object in the world. In one example, the user may gesture to the object which is detected by a visual sensor. In another example, the user may verbally describe the object which is detected by an audio sensor. The system receiving the input may then determine which object near the location of the user that the user is indicating. Such a determination may include utilizing known objects near the geographic location of the user or the autonomous or mobile machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick S. Piemonte, Wolf Kienzle, Douglas Bowman, Shaun D. Budhram, Madhurani R. Sapre, Vyacheslav Leizerovich, Daniel De Rocha Rosario
  • Patent number: 10558037
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for interaction between a user and a machine. In one implementation, a system is provided that receives an input from a user of a mobile machine which indicates or describes an object in the world. In one example, the user may gesture to the object which is detected by a visual sensor. In another example, the user may verbally describe the object which is detected by an audio sensor. The system receiving the input may then determine which object near the location of the user that the user is indicating. Such a determination may include utilizing known objects near the geographic location of the user or the autonomous or mobile machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick S. Piemonte, Wolf Kienzle, Douglas Bowman, Shaun D. Budhram, Madhurani R. Sapre, Vyacheslav Leizerovich, Daniel De Rocha Rosario
  • Publication number: 20180088324
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for interaction between a user and a machine. In one implementation, a system is provided that receives an input from a user of a mobile machine which indicates or describes an object in the world. In one example, the user may gesture to the object which is detected by a visual sensor. In another example, the user may verbally describe the object which is detected by an audio sensor. The system receiving the input may then determine which object near the location of the user that the user is indicating. Such a determination may include utilizing known objects near the geographic location of the user or the autonomous or mobile machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick S. Piemonte, Wolf Kienzle, Douglas Bowman, Shaun D. Budhram, Madhurani R. Sapre, Vyacheslav Leizerovich, Daniel De Rocha Rosario
  • Publication number: 20180046851
    Abstract: A first set of signals corresponding to a first signal modality (such as the direction of a gaze) during a time interval is collected from an individual. A second set of signals corresponding to a different signal modality (such as hand-pointing gestures made by the individual) is also collected. In response to a command, where the command does not identify a particular object to which the command is directed, the first and second set of signals is used to identify candidate objects of interest, and an operation associated with a selected object from the candidates is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wolf Kienzle, Douglas A. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20080042875
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an RF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald Capener, Huong Han
  • Publication number: 20080042881
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an REF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald Capener, Huong Han
  • Publication number: 20070290847
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an RF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald Capener, Huong Han
  • Publication number: 20040249557
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an RF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: WHERENET CORP
    Inventors: Timothy C. Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald L. Capener, Huong Han
  • Patent number: 5233197
    Abstract: A high speed fluorescent emission imaging digital microscope has an Argon-Ion UV laser illumination source and a high speed optical filtering wheel in the illumination path to alternately select between two UV illumination wavelengths to produce fluorescent emission images at each UV wavelength. A dichroic reflector directs emission images along an image path and an galvanometer rotatable mirror exposes each image on a predetermined area of a CCD. A computer controls the rotatable mirror in response to exposure timing information from the filtering wheel. An objective lens is focused on the specimen for producing an image from a particular focal plane of the specimen. The objective lens is mounted on a counterweighted piezoelectric objective translator for changing the focal plane of the specimen image in response to control signals from the electronic processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Inventors: Douglas Bowman, Fredric Fay, Cyril Rodgers, Richard Tuft