Patents by Inventor Edward Stevens

Edward Stevens 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: 11561415
    Abstract: An example device may include a fluid lens having a membrane assembly including a membrane and one or more membrane attachments, a substrate, a fluid located within an enclosure formed at least in part by the membrane and the substrate, and a support structure, attached to the substrate, including an actuation guide. The device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the actuation guide and configured to change an orientation of the actuation guide relative to another device component, such as a substrate or frame. An example actuation guide may engage with the membrane attachment, and the movement of the membrane attachment along the actuation guide in response to the change in the orientation of the actuation guide may adjust an optical property, such as a focal length, of the fluid lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby, Andrew Alexander Herbert, Robert Edward Stevens
  • Publication number: 20230012893
    Abstract: A panel, which, at two opposite edges, includes coupling parts that allow joining by a downward movement, the coupling parts including a male part that fits in a female part, wherein the male part comprises a laterally protruding lip with at a lower side a downward facing support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventor: Charles Edward Stevens, JR.
  • Patent number: 11548865
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds according to Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R5, and R7 are defined herein. Also provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of Formula (I) as well as the use of such compounds as M4 receptor agonists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Amy Calhoun, Xin Chen, Kevin Matthew Gardinier, Edward Charles Hall, Keith Jendza, Nancy Labbe-Giguere, James Neef, Daniel Steven Palacios, Ming Qian, Michael David Shultz, Christopher G. Thomson, Kate Yaping Wang, Fan Yang
  • Publication number: 20220411435
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds according to Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R5, and R7 are defined herein. Also provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of Formula (I) as well as the use of such compounds as M4 receptor agonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Amy CALHOUN, Xin CHEN, Kevin Matthew GARDINIER, Edward Charles HALL, Keith JENDZA, Nancy LABBE-GIGUERE, James NEEF, Daniel Steven PALACIOS, Ming QIAN, Michael David SHULTZ, Christopher G. THOMSON, Kate Yaping WANG, Fan YANG
  • Patent number: 11531204
    Abstract: A membrane assembly 150 for a variable focusing power optical assembly 100 is disclosed. The membrane assembly 150 comprises a distensible membrane 155 that is held under tension around its periphery (boundary B) by at least one bendable support ring 159 and one or more bending actuators 170, each comprising a selectively operable self-bending strip, which are attached contiguously to respective discrete sections of the support ring 159 for actively controlling the curvature of those sections of the support ring 159. Also disclosed is a variable focusing power optical assembly 100 comprising such a membrane assembly 150. Further disclosed is an article of eyewear 80 comprising at least one such variable focusing power optical assembly 801.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ADLENS LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Edward Stevens, Simon Peter Horrocks, Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby
  • Patent number: 11519184
    Abstract: A panel, which, at two opposite edges, includes coupling parts that allow joining by a downward movement, the coupling parts including a male part that fits in a female part, wherein the male part comprises a laterally protruding lip with at a lower side a downward facing support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: UNILIN NORDIC AB
    Inventor: Charles Edward Stevens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11516295
    Abstract: A technique is provided for determining a loss risk assessment score for a vehicle trip. The technique includes, at a vehicle, a computing device receiving first information indicative of operation of the vehicle. The technique also includes, at the vehicle, the computing device receiving second information indicative of an environment at a particular location and time. The computing device correlates the first information and the second information to generate a data set. The technique also includes determining a score for the vehicle trip based at least in part upon the generated data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Krishna Nemmani, Zebediah Robert Black, Corey Casmedes, Hoang Dang, Yuncheng Gao, Tyler Hargreaves, John Steven Kirtzic, Zongzhe Li, Einar Longva, Victor Mao, Trac Nguyen, Sivarama Kirshna Panguluri, Dalton Sherer, Edward Yang
  • Patent number: 11491721
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multicellular lay-up process. The process comprises the steps of: a) forming a core material, b) forming a capsule material, c) encapsulating the core with the capsule material, d) adding the capsule to a substrate, and e) exposing the capsule to at least one bioactivating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Attenborough Dental Laboratories Limited
    Inventors: Edward John Attenborough, Robert Stevens
  • Publication number: 20220348456
    Abstract: A device package includes a die that includes a substrate having first and second surfaces. A sensor is formed at a sensor region of the first surface. A trench extends entirely through the substrate between the first and second surfaces, in which the trench at least partially surrounds the sensor region. An isolation material, formed at the first surface, may extend across the trench A ring structure is coupled to the first surface of the substrate to create a first cavity in which the sensor is contained, the ring structure being laterally displaced away from and surrounding the sensor region and the trench. A molded compound body may abut an outer wall of the ring structure. The molded compound body has a second cavity that is concentric with the first cavity to enable fluid communication between the sensor and an environment external to the device package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Chad Dawson, Mark Edward Schlarmann, Stephen Ryan Hooper, Colin Bryant Stevens
  • Patent number: 11485742
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds according to Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R5, and R7 are defined herein. Also provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of Formula (I) as well as the use of such compounds as M4 receptor agonists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Amy Calhoun, Xin Chen, Kevin Matthew Gardinier, Edward Charles Hall, Keith Jendza, Nancy Labbe-Giguere, James Neef, Daniel Steven Palacios, Ming Qian, Michael David Shultz, Christopher G. Thomson, Kate Yaping Wang, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 11479977
    Abstract: A panel, which, at two opposite edges, is provided with coupling parts that allow joining by a downward movement, the coupling parts including a male part that fits in a female part, wherein vertically active locking portions are provided at opposite sides of the male part and female part, wherein these locking portions are located at different distances from an upper side of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNILIN NORDIC AB
    Inventor: Charles Edward Stevens, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220258908
    Abstract: The folding carton having a tamper evident feature that includes a flap with at least one partial cut and a full cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Victor Steven Haidacher, Dustin R. Schenck, Edward A. Bani, Megan Gallagher, Greg Iannelli
  • Publication number: 20220258907
    Abstract: The folding carton having a tamper evident feature that includes a flap with at least one partial cut and a full cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Victor Steven Haidacher, Dustin R. Schenck, Edward A. Bani, Megan Gallagher, Greg Iannelli
  • Publication number: 20220251861
    Abstract: A connected heating system is provided. The system includes a heater having a first inflow port and a first outflow port, a controller that monitors one or more conditions relating to the heater, and a heater bypass coupled between the first inflow port and the first outflow port. The system also includes a valve that controls flow of water received from a pool into the first inflow port and the heater bypass based on operating state identified by the controller. In operation, responsive to the controller identifying the operating state, the controller is configured to transmit control signals that direct actuation of the valve to achieve the operating state. Additionally, the heater is configured to heat portions of the water from the pool that flow between the first inflow port and the first outflow port when a heating mode is active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: David VAUGHN, Edward FETEN, Zachary Steven PICKARD, Jacob MOYA-MENDEZ
  • Publication number: 20220226218
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tooth whitening film. The tooth whitening film comprises a dental bleaching agent comprising one or both of a non-hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent and hydrogen peroxide in a hydrogen peroxide-polymer complex, one or more polyphosphates, said one or more polyphosphates comprising one or more cyclic polyphosphates, one or more water soluble film-forming polymers, one or more plasticizers and one or more emulsifiers, wherein the film has a thickness from about 50 ?m to about 500 ?m. A kit comprising one or more such films having a thickness from about 50 ?m to about 150 ?m and a dental aligner is also provided. A process for the manufacture of the film is also provided, together with a method of using such a film to bleach teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Amy LEES, Sarah Lindsay GRANT, Ian Herbert STEVENS, Robert CRICHTON, Mark Alexander LIVINGSTONE, Moira WARNOCK, John Edward CULLEN, Melanie MACFARLANE
  • Publication number: 20220220747
    Abstract: A panel, which, at two opposite edges, includes coupling parts that allow joining by a downward movement, the coupling parts including a male part that fits in a female part, wherein the male part comprises a laterally protruding lip with at a lower side a downward facing support surface
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Edward Stevens, JR.
  • Patent number: 11333803
    Abstract: Examples include a device including a fluid lens having a membrane (that may be in elastic tension), a substrate, a fluid at least partially enclosed between the membrane and the substrate, and a support structure configured to provide a guide path for an edge portion of the membrane, such as a membrane attachment at a periphery of the membrane. The guide path may be configured to greatly reduce (or substantially eliminate) changes in the elastic energy of the membrane as the membrane profile is adjusted. The guide path may be configured so that the elastic force exerted by the membrane is generally normal to the guide path for each location on the guide path. Adjustment of the membrane profile may include applying an actuation force that is normal to the elastic force exerted by the membrane. Various other methods and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Alexander Herbert, Robert Edward Stevens, Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby, Andrew John Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20220122300
    Abstract: A calibration method for an x-ray computerized tomography system and a method of tomographic reconstruction are provided. The calibration method includes steps of measuring at least one point spread function (PSF) at each of a plurality of points, compressing each PSF, and in one or more storing operations, storing the compressed PSFs in a computer-accessible storage medium. The PSF measurements are made in a grid of calibration points in a field of view (FOV) of the system. In the measuring step, an absorber is positioned at each of the calibration points, and an x-ray projection is taken at least once at each of those absorber positions. In the method of tomographic image reconstruction, projection data from an x-ray tomographic projection system are input to an iterative image reconstruction algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Steven Jimenez, JR., Srivathsan Prabu Koundinyan, Isabel Gallegos, Adriana Stohn, Gabriella Dalton
  • Patent number: 11263792
    Abstract: A calibration method for an x-ray computerized tomography system and a method of tomographic reconstruction are provided. The calibration method includes steps of measuring at least one point spread function (PSF) at each of a plurality of points, compressing each PSF, and in one or more storing operations, storing the compressed PSFs in a computer-accessible storage medium. The PSF measurements are made in a grid of calibration points in a field of view (FOV) of the system. In the measuring step, an absorber is positioned at each of the calibration points, and an x-ray projection is taken at least once at each of those absorber positions. In the method of tomographic image reconstruction, projection data from an x-ray tomographic projection system are input to an iterative image reconstruction algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Steven Jimenez, Jr., Srivathsan Prabu Koundinyan, Isabel Gallegos, Adriana Stohn, Gabriella Dalton
  • Publication number: 20210405373
    Abstract: A membrane assembly 150 for a variable focusing power optical assembly 100 comprising a distensible membrane 155 that is held under tension around its periphery by at least one bendable support ring 159 and one or more curvature controllers 170 that are mounted to respective discrete sections of the support ring 159 for actively controlling the curvature of those sections of the ring in a plane (Btz) that is parallel to a z-axis normal to an (x,y) plane which is defined by the un-deformed support ring and tangential (t) to the periphery (boundary B) of the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: ADLENS LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Edward STEVENS, Simon Peter Horrocks, Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby