Patents by Inventor Eric Allen

Eric Allen 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: 10453121
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, method, and program product is disclosed for continuous bidding portal. A method includes posting a listing for an item for sale to a plurality of auction platforms. Each of the plurality of auction platforms incompatible with one another such that each auction platform is unable to communicate with a different auction platform. A method includes receiving a notification from an auction platform of the plurality of auction platforms in response to an auction event associated with the listing. A method includes updating information for the listing on one or more different auction platforms of the plurality of auction platforms in response to receiving the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Inspection Management, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sweeder, Andrew Laing, Eric Widmer, Tammy Allen
  • Patent number: 10449685
    Abstract: A food processor includes a bowl with a removable lid. Food items are advanced into the bowl through a feed tube formed in the lid where they are cut by a blade assembly. A rotating disk is adjustable relative to the blade assembly to vary the thickness of the food items cut by the blade assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin James Beber, Alex R. Oliveira, Fernando R. Oliveira, Eric Tauzer, Joao Paulo M. Goncalves, David J. Gushwa, Yung Leong Hin, Jeffrey Carl Loebig, Euan Skinner MacLeod, Qu Zhi Jie, Michael P. Conti, Thomas Allen Gillette, Brent A. Rowland, Jeremy T. Wolters
  • Publication number: 20190314896
    Abstract: Process for producing a titanium alloy material, such as a titanium aluminum alloy, are provided. The process includes reduction of TiCl4), which includes a titanium ion (Ti4+), through intermediate ionic states (e.g., Ti3+) to Ti2+, which may then undergo a disproportionation reaction to form the titanium aluminum alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Evan H. Copland, Albert Santo Stella, Eric Allen Ott, Andrew Philip Woodfield, Leon Hugh Prentice
  • Patent number: 10442749
    Abstract: A method for recovering a composition enriched in 3-hydroxypropionic acid by providing the fermentation broth, acidifying the fermentation broth; reducing the total sulfate ion and phosphate ion concentration of the resulting aqueous solution to produce a reduced ion aqueous solution; distilling the resulting reduced ion aqueous solution and recovering the resulting aqueous distillation product comprising 3-hydroxypropionic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Walter Abraham, Erik Allen, John J. Hahn, Paraskevas Tsobanakis, Eric Christopher Bohnert, Christopher Lawrence Frank
  • Patent number: 10442748
    Abstract: A method for recovering a composition enriched in 3-hydroxypropionic acid from a fermentation broth comprising 3-hydroxypropionic acid and/or salts thereof comprises the steps of: (a) providing the fermentation broth having a pH of from about 2 to about 8 comprising: 3-hydroxypropionic acid and/or salts thereof, (b) acidifying the fermentation broth; (c) reducing the total sulfate ion and phosphate ion (d) distilling the resulting reduced ion aqueous solution and (e) recovering the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARGILL, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Walter Abraham, Erik Allen, John J. Hahn, Paraskevas Tsobanakis, Eric Christopher Bohnert, Christopher Lawrence Frank
  • Publication number: 20190309010
    Abstract: Compounds that modulate the conversion of AMP to adenosine by 5?-nucleotidase, ecto, and compositions containing the compounds and methods for synthesizing the compounds, are described herein. The use of such compounds and compositions for the treatment and/or prevention of a diverse array of diseases, disorders and conditions, including cancer- and immune-related disorders, that are mediated by 5?-nucleotidase, ecto is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Laurent Pierre Paul DEBIEN, Juan Carlos Jaen, Jaroslaw Kalisiak, Kenneth V. Lawson, Manmohan Reddy Leleti, Erick Allen Lindsey, Dillon Harding Miles, Eric Newcomb, Jay Patrick Powers, Brandon Reid Rosen, Ehesan Ul Sharif
  • Patent number: 10434631
    Abstract: A universal ratcheting tool provides improved handling of tools that are difficult to use on their own, specifically, hexagonal wrenches. The universal ratcheting tool includes a handle and a body with a ratcheting mechanism within the handle. The body includes a first aperture for receiving a tool, and the first aperture includes slots to accept a plurality of sizes of tools. The body also includes a second aperture where the tool extends out of the body. A retaining component is coupled with the body to retain the tool and a retaining tab is able to be used to open and close the retaining component. Once the tool is positioned and retained within the universal ratcheting tool, a user is able to easily install or remove an object such as a screw with the benefit of a comfortable handle and the ease of use of the ratcheting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Wagic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Johnson, Robert J. Gallegos, Steven Simas Escobar, Anders Scot Hudson, Idriss Mansouri-Chafik Ruiz, Yugen Patrick Lockhart, Howard Allen Wilson, Eric M. Colton
  • Publication number: 20190302980
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for facilitating movement of graphical objects across display screens. In one manner of operation, the method includes: displaying a representation of a first movement as a user moves a graphical object across a source screen; detecting that the user has moved the graphical object into a graphical source portal associated with the source screen; associating the graphical object with two or more graphical destination portals provided by the plural display screens, in addition to the graphical source portal, such that the graphical object is accessible from the graphical source portal and any graphical destination portal; detecting that the user has removed the graphical object from a chosen graphical portal in a chosen screen; displaying the graphical object as having been removed from all graphical portals; and displaying a second movement as the user moves the graphical object across the chosen screen to a final destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph DERKS, Peter Eugene HAMMERQUIST, Eric J. HULL, Sophors KHUT, Cassandra April KING, Christian KLEIN, Bryan MAMARIL, Nishad MULYE, Kenton Allen SHIPLEY, Daniel Edward STAFFORD
  • Publication number: 20190301411
    Abstract: A fluid supply system for a machine such as an internal combustion engine includes a shutoff valve having an electrical actuator that includes a solenoid subassembly, and a stabilizer for the electrical valve actuator. The stabilizer includes a fitting structured to couple the shutoff valve to adjacent hardware in the fluid supply system, and a strongarm extending between the fitting and the solenoid assembly and clamped to the solenoid subassembly. A vibration-damping reinforced grommet may be clamped between the solenoid subassembly and the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Allen Lawrence, Brandyn Anthony Stack, Joseph John Stabnik, Keith Thomas Igoe, Eric Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10429824
    Abstract: A system and method for a self-contained modular manufacturing device having self-contained modular tools configured to collectively accomplish a specific task or function in a hierarchical control manner. In an embodiment, the modular device includes a housing that has a mount configured to engage a robotic arm or other form of maneuvering actuator (such a crane or gantry). The housing may provide a base by which additional modules may be mounted and coupled. The modular device also includes an interface configured to communicate with a remote master control system capable of control the robotic arm. The modular device also includes one or more other modules that are configured to accomplish a particular task or function. Such modules are sometimes called end-effectors and work in conjunction with each other to accomplish tasks and functions. In a self-contained modular manufacturing device, individual processors disposed in the housing may be configured to control the functional tools (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MTM Robotics LLC
    Inventors: Chace Howard Fadlovich, Robert Allen Brown, David James Whalen-Robinson, Michael Gary Woogerd, Eric J Davis
  • Publication number: 20190294858
    Abstract: A digital imaging system processes digital images of a subject's fundus and/or pupils to determine a pupil edge. Two regions of a digital image are evaluated to determine a threshold value. Typically, the two regions are selected such that each region would usually not include artifacts. The threshold value can then be used to identify a pupil-iris threshold in the digital image. Based on the pupil-iris threshold, pupil edges are identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: William Niall Creedon, Eric Joseph Laurin, Richard Allen Mowrey
  • Publication number: 20190288422
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host circuit board, a receptacle assembly mounted to the host circuit board having a cage member defining a module cavity, and a pluggable module having a pluggable body loaded into the module cavity. The pluggable body has a mating interface along a bottom of the pluggable body facing the host circuit board. The pluggable module has a cable assembly having a cable and a cable connector at an end of the cable including signal contacts held by a contact holder that are terminated to signal conductors of the cable. The signal contacts have deflectable spring beams and mating interfaces along the deflectable spring beams exposed at the mating interface of the pluggable body to engage and directly mate with corresponding signal pads of the host circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce Allen Champion, Christopher William Blackburn, Eric David Briant
  • Publication number: 20190288457
    Abstract: A communication system includes a host circuit board and an interposer assembly coupled to the host circuit board having an interposer substrate including an upper surface and a lower surface. The interposer assembly has host circuit board contacts electrically connected to contact pads of the host circuit board and cable assembly contacts coupled to a pluggable module. The pluggable module includes a mating interface along a bottom of the pluggable module facing the interposer assembly. The pluggable module includes a cable assembly having a cable at the cable end. The cable has a signal conductor and a ground conductor being electrically connected to corresponding cable assembly contacts of the interposer assembly at the upper surface of the interposer substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce Allen Champion, Christopher William Blackburn, Michael David Herring, Eric David Briant
  • Patent number: 10413516
    Abstract: A method of preparing a thin film, the method comprising: (a) mixing a lipid, emulsifier, and solvent to provide a uniform first mixture; (b) contacting an active ingredient with the uniform first mixture to provide a thickened second mixture; (c) contacting a binder with the thickened second mixture to provide a slurry; and (d) hot extruding, casting, and condensing the slurry to provide the thin film; or cooling, shearing, mixing, casting, and condensing the slurry to provide the thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CURE Pharmaceutical Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Allen, Robert Steven Davidson, Jose Bernardo
  • Publication number: 20190279170
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for dynamic resource management for managing payment exception processing and maximize work flow. In this way, the system may lift data from financial documents received from sources to allow for exception processing. The exceptions may include one or more irregularities such as bad micro line reads, outdated check stock, or misrepresentative checks that may result in a failure to match the check to an associated account for processing. As such, once an exception is identified during the processing the exception is directed to an appropriate resource for processing. The system monitors work flow nodes and resource experience to prevent bottlenecks or underutilization. Furthermore, the system employs awards and gamification models for exception processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Gerald Smith, James F. Barrett, II, Andrew Patrick Bastnagel, Joshua Allen Beaudry, Eric Dryer, Shawn Cart Gunsolley, Marshall Bright Thompson, Michael Matthew Wisser
  • Patent number: 10408083
    Abstract: A method of making a hollow metal component comprising the steps of providing at least one core comprising a first side and a reverse side; utilizing a first metal spray process to apply at least one metal or metal alloy to the first side of the core, resulting in a partially-formed structure comprising a first side and a reverse side; and utilizing a second metal spray process to apply at least one metal or metal alloy to the reverse sides of the partially-formed structure and the core, resulting in a rough structure. A hollow metal component comprising a first side having interior and exterior surfaces, a reverse side having interior and exterior surfaces, the interior surfaces of the first side and the reverse side defining at least one cavity. The component is integrally formed and has regions comprising relatively different material compositions, the regions having gradual transitions of materials therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ian Francis Prentice, Eric Allen Ott, Andrew Philip Woodfield
  • Patent number: 10408988
    Abstract: Techniques for creating, configuring, and employing diffusion light devices are presented. Such light device(s) can comprise or be associated with a light management component (LMC) that can employ sensors to monitor environmental conditions in a defined area of people or vehicles, and a diffusion component that can diffuse or otherwise process light. At a least a portion of the diffusion component and/or a light component can be formed of a fabric that can emit light and/or diffuse light. LMC can enhance function of the light device to manage diffusion of light or perform other tasks to enhance user experience and safety and security of people or vehicles. Based on results of analyzing sensor data relating to the conditions, LMC can determine and facilitate implementing an adjustment(s) to a parameter(s) of the diffusion component or light component to achieve desired emission or diffusion of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Resilience Magnum IP, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Publication number: 20190269649
    Abstract: Films (ODFs) that include botanical extract are provided, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Concept Matrix Solutions
    Inventors: Eric Allen, Robert Davidson, Tony LaRosa, David Reid
  • Publication number: 20190270727
    Abstract: Compounds of Formula (I), methods of using said compounds singly or in combination with additional agents and compositions of said compounds for the treatment of cancer are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Evangelos Aktoudianakis, Aesop Cho, Zhimin Du, Michael Graupe, Lateshkumar Thakorlal Lad, Paulo A. Machicao Tello, Jonathan William Medley, Samuel E. Metobo, Prasenjit Kumar Mukherjee, Devan Naduthambi, Eric Q. Parkhill, Barton W. Phillips, Scott Preston Simonovich, Neil H. Squires, Peiyuan Wang, William J. Watkins, Jie Xu, Kin Shing Yang, Christopher Allen Ziebenhaus
  • Patent number: D858289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sameer Kirti Talsania, Drew Alexander Read Palin, Sean Joseph Huls, Xavi Cortadellas, Brandon Scott Rhodes, Carlos Hernan Marina, Matthew Schmunk, John Lester Ostby, Tucker H. Fort, Joey Miguel Zeledon, Elijah Morris Worden, IV, Wayne Allen Posey, Eric Jay Brunella, Bruce Joseph Ankenbrandt