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: 10325759
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using variables based on multiple states associated with a plasma system are described. A method includes determining whether the state associated with the plasma system is a first, second, or third state and determining a first variable upon determining that the state is the first state. The method further includes determining a second variable upon determining that the state is the second state and determining a third variable upon determining that the state is the third state. The method includes determining whether each of the first variable, the second variable, and the third variable is within a corresponding range from a corresponding threshold. The method includes providing an instruction to change power supplied to a plasma chamber upon determining that the first, second, or third variable is outside the corresponding range from the corresponding threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Valcore, Jr., Eric Allen Hudson, Ryan Bise
  • Patent number: 10319116
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for dynamic color adjustment of electronic content. In one embodiment, a system may determine a first background color corresponding to a color theme for use in presentation of electronic content, the color theme further specifying a first text color for displaying text. The system may convert the first text color to hue-saturation-value (HSV) color space, and modify a brightness component of the first text color to generate a second text color. The system may determine a first contrast ratio between the second text color and the first background color, and determine that the first contrast ratio satisfies a first threshold contrast ratio. The system may display the electronic content using the first background color, the electronic content including text having the second text color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prannoy Vargis C, James Joseph Poulin, Deepak Manohar, Chad Siegel, Adam Schott Riggs, Surendran Rangasamy, Joseph King, Michael Patrick Bacus, Eric Allen Menninga
  • Patent number: 10307397
    Abstract: Films (ODFs) that include botanical extract are provided, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CONCEPT MATRIX SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Eric Allen, Robert Davidson, Tony LaRosa, David Reid
  • Patent number: 10311453
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a social media analytics platform. An entity may be configured with respect to the platform and a number of social media accounts, and other data such as aliases or search terms associated with the entity. Data is collected at certain intervals from the various online sites, including social media sites, using the various disparate and proprietary interfaces and data models provided by the sites and the configurations for the social media accounts associated with an entity. Using this data obtained from these online sites one or more scores can be calculated or update based on the data, where the score(s) may serve to quantify a facet of the entity's social media exposure and may serve to be domain specific to the entity. The scores for each of the indices for an entity can thus serve to quantify facets of an entity's social media exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MVPindex, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Vincent Savelli, Shawn Timothy Spieth, Kyle Allen Nelson, Powell McVay Kinney, Eric Jonathan Swayne
  • Patent number: 10306024
    Abstract: A system configured to generate a set of compression dictionary snapshots. The system can determine a subset of a set of compression dictionary definitions, the subset having a first subset comprising one or more definitions that have changed since a time of a previous snapshot and a second subset having one or more definitions associated with a predetermined portion of the dictionary. The system can further generate and store snapshots based at least in part on the determined subset of one or more definitions and determine a plurality of active snapshots from the set of snapshots such that the set of one or more definitions is included in the plurality of active snapshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Michael Schurman, Almann T. Goo, Muneer Mirza, Christopher Allen Suver
  • Patent number: 10301235
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recycling waste plastics are provided, including a system for recovering styrene monomer from waste polystyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Agilyx Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Cavinaw, Sean Crawford, Sebastien Lamaze, David Allen, Eric Christenson, Mark Rumford
  • Publication number: 20190154280
    Abstract: A liquid desiccant air conditioning system includes one or more liquid desiccant tanks
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Peter F. Vandermeulen, Eric Kozubal, Mark A. Allen, Scott N. Rowe
  • Patent number: 10293353
    Abstract: An automated flowable material dispenser for dispensing flowable material from a flowable material container is provided. The dispenser may include a dispenser housing and a motor assembly. The dispenser housing may include a dispensing opening and be configured to receive the flowable material container therein. The motor assembly may be positioned within the dispenser housing and configured to translate with respect to the dispenser housing between a home position and a dispensing position to dispense the flowable material from the flowable material container. The motor assembly may include a motor housing and a motor positioned at least partially within the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ted Allen Casper, Ayanna Malene Bernard, Jose Olavo Martins F. Salles, Ryan Andersen, Eric Paul Peterson
  • Patent number: 10293182
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to adaptive radiotherapy planning are provided. In some aspects, provided system and method include producing synthetic images from magnetic resonance data using relaxometry maps. The method includes applying corrections to the data and generating relaxometry maps therefrom. In other aspects, a method for adapting a radiotherapy plan is provided. The method includes determining an objective function based on dose gradients from an initial dose distribution, and generating an optimized plan based on updated images, using aperture morphing and gradient maintenance algorithms without need for organ-at-risk contouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: X. Allen Li, Eric S. Paulson, Ergun Ahunbay, Cun-geng Yang, Vern Hart
  • Patent number: 10296162
    Abstract: A method for providing secure user authentication including presenting a displayed representation of a three dimensional object having multiple selection areas, wherein respective selection areas are represented on at least two faces of the object and a symbol is depicted in each of the multiple selection areas; receiving a sequence of user inputs including a plurality of user selections of respective selection areas of the object indicating selection of the respective symbol and at least one user input indicating a movement of the object between the two faces so that user selection of selection areas on each of the two faces is accomplished; utilizing a processor to compare the sequence of user inputs to a predetermined authentication sequence stored in memory; and responsive to a positive comparison of the predetermined authentication sequence, providing user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Michael D. Essenmacher, David B. Lection, Eric L. Masselle, Mark Allen Scott
  • Patent number: 10298471
    Abstract: Included are embodiments of a system for monitoring device usage. The system may include a handheld device for performing an action, where the handheld device includes an engagement sensor and a computer that includes a processor and a memory component. The memory component stores logic that causes the computer to determine a minimum device engagement time of the handheld device. In some embodiments, the logic causes the computer to receive output data from the engagement sensor, where the output data includes an actual device engagement time, determine if the actual device engagement time is at least as long as the minimum device engagement time, and in response to determining that the actual device engagement time is at least as long as the minimum device engagement time, determine the action taken by the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Stephen Bauer, Pawan Sudarshan Kodandapani, Jeffrey Dean McDowell, Eric Viveros Borges, Gordon Allen Briggs
  • Publication number: 20190146746
    Abstract: A speaker system includes a case, an audio input, speakers, an accelerometer, and a computer processor. The audio input is structured to receive a program audio signal from an audio device. The speakers are configured to play an audio output based on the program audio signal, the audio output causing a vibration of the case. The accelerometer is configured to detect the vibration of the case as well as a user tap on the case. The computer processor is configured to identify a user gesture that includes the tap on the case, to identify the tap apart from the case vibration by processing the detected vibration of the case and the detected user tap on the case based on information from the program audio signal to separate the detected user tap from the detected vibration, and to commence a particular function associated with the user gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Manpreet S. Khaira, Shawn O'Connor, Frank Prestrelski, Patrick Allen Quinn, Richard Andrew Sorensen, Eric Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20190145640
    Abstract: Liquid desiccant air conditioning methods and systems are operable in multiple modes to efficiently treat air streams provided to a space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Peter F. Vandermeulen, Eric Kozubal, Mark A. Allen, Jason D. Woods, Scott N. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20190133128
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula 1, including all geometric and stereoisomers, N-oxides, and salts thereof, wherein W, G, A, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined in the disclosure. Also disclosed are compositions containing the compounds of Formula 1 and methods for controlling plant disease caused by a fungal pathogen comprising applying an effective amount of a compound or a composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Travis Chandler McMahon, Eric Allen Marshall, Thomas Martin Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20190103003
    Abstract: Techniques for hospitality light are provided. A hospitality light can determine characteristics of the environment in which the hospitality light is installed, determine capabilities of hospitality light, determine one or more objectives of the installation of hospitality light related to providing a hospitality service to a guest in the environment, perform a self-configuration of hospitality light according to the determined one or more objectives, and determine and execute suitable actions for hospitality light to perform to achieve the determined one or more objectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Publication number: 20190098843
    Abstract: Techniques for horticulture light are provided. A horticulture light can monitor at least one characteristic of a defined region in which at least one plant is planted in a horticulture environment in which horticulture light bulb is installed, determine at least one action for the horticulture light bulb to perform based on a state of the at least one characteristic and at least one objective of the installation of the horticulture light bulb in the horticulture environment, and execute the at least one action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Publication number: 20190104595
    Abstract: Techniques for employing an enhanced light device to determine desirable information to a user are presented. Such light device(s) can comprise or be associated with a light management component (LMC) that can employ sensors to monitor respective characteristics or conditions of a device, an environment, and/or a user to determine respective contexts for the device, environment, or user, wherein the user can interact with or be in proximity to the device or environment. The light device(s) collects data, including sensor data, relating to the device or environment from the device, the environment, or other data sources. The LMC determines a desirable subset of information to present to the user based on the respective contexts. The LMC facilitates presenting the desirable subset of information to the user via the light device or a communication device of the user that is communicatively connected to the light device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Publication number: 20190104181
    Abstract: Techniques for self-aware light are provided. A self-aware light can determine characteristics of the environment in which the self-aware light is installed, determine capabilities of self-aware light, determine one or more objectives of the installation of self-aware light, perform a self-configuration of self-aware light according to the determined one or more objectives, and determine and execute suitable actions for self-aware light to perform to achieve the determined one or more objectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Patent number: D849823
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Roka Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Allen Canales, Kurt Robert Spenser, Tobin Rohrbach, James Donald Oman, David S. Ginther, John Brandon Currie, Steven Oldham, Eric Baptiste Suburu, Mark Niiro, Jonathan McCann, Mark Stephens, James Alan Lareau
  • Patent number: D849825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Roka Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Allen Canales, Jonathan McCann, Mark Stephens, James Alan Laraeu, Kurt Robert Spenser, Tobin Rohrbach, James Donald Oman, David S. Ginther, John Brandon Currie, Steven Oldham, Eric Baptiste Suburu, Mark Niiro