Patents by Inventor Eric Kent

Eric Kent 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: 10928970
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, systems and/or devices used to visualize data. In one aspect, a method is performed by a computing system having one or more processors and memory. The method includes (1) receiving a request from a user to visualize data, the data stored in a graph dataflow processing system, and (2) in response to the request, invoking an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) for display to the user, the GUI including a first set of visualization data corresponding to a first subset of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yucheng Low, Tim Muss, Zach Nation, Eric Wolfe, Brian Kent, Chris DuBois, Alice Zheng, Ping Wang, Srikrishna Sridhar, Carlos Guestrin
  • Publication number: 20200283329
    Abstract: A system and methods are described herein for preheating a preform in a preheater furnace and then transferring the preheated preform to a consolidation furnace for chemical treatment and sintering the preform into a clear glass which can be drawn into optical fiber. In addition, the preheater furnace is described herein which is configured to heat the preform per a predetermined heat-profile until the preform is uniformly heated to a temperature above 1000° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Raymond David Groh, Joseph Leroy Morse, Bradley Kent Shepard, Ian Anthony Smith, Eric Wade Thornton
  • Patent number: 10745858
    Abstract: Methods of improving the drying rate of a cellulosic web, such as a tissue web, by providing an apparatus having two noncompressive dewatering devices, such as two through-air driers, where the temperature of the drying medium supplied to each device is separately controlled. The temperature of the medium supplied to the first device may exceed 450° F., such as from about 450 to about 600° F. On the other hand the temperature of the medium supplied to the second device may be less than the temperature supplied to the first, such as from about 350 to 450° F. Drying the web in this manner not only improves drying efficiency, but also limits or prevents degradation of the web, such as the combustion of cellulosic fibers making up the web or monosaccharides associated therewith. As such, webs that are substantially free from furan and acetaldehyde may be produced by the present methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Keith Lawson, Eric Kent Isom, Jr., Kenneth John Zwick, Robert James Seymour, Craig Steven Besaw, Christopher Lee Satori, Peter John Allen, Mark Alan Burazin
  • Publication number: 20200258525
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an intelligent virtual assistant for meetings are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for an intelligent virtual assistant for meeting may include a server comprising at least one computer processor executing a virtual assistant computer program; a communication server in communication with the server; and a plurality of communication devices in communication with the server and the communication server, wherein the communication server facilitates an electronic meeting with a plurality of attendees via the plurality of communication devices. The virtual assistant may receive at least an audio feed and a video feed of the electronic meeting in real-time, may transcribe the audio feed using a speech-recognition algorithm, may provide the transcription to at least one of the plurality of attendees, may receive an edited transcription, and may update the speech recognition algorithm based on the edited transcription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel D. MCQUISTON, Aarti NARAYANAN, Dave BURRELLS, Simon BURKE, Jan S. DABROWSKI, Rhys DAWES, Charlotte KNIGHT, Libby KENT, Sandeep KOUL, Uday PANT, Tony M. NAZAROWSKI, Aditi VAIDYA, Ayush Kumar BILALA, Charanjith Allaparambil CHANDRAN, Prayag GODHA, Nikhil Kotikanikadanam MADHUSUDHAN, Chitra Pillai SUNDARIBAI, Aditya Anil UPADHYAY, Eric Han Kai CHANG, Stefan Cristian BARDASU, Erin Michelle PERRY, Saifuddin MERCHANT, James P. WHITE, III
  • Publication number: 20200240079
    Abstract: Methods of improving the drying rate of a cellulosic web, such as a tissue web, by providing an apparatus having two noncompressive dewatering devices, such as two through-air driers, where the temperature of the drying medium supplied to each device is separately controlled. The temperature of the medium supplied to the first device may exceed 450° F., such as from about 450 to about 600° F. On the other hand the temperature of the medium supplied to the second device may be less than the temperature supplied to the first, such as from about 350 to 450° F. Drying the web in this manner not only improves drying efficiency, but also limits or prevents degradation of the web, such as the combustion of cellulosic fibers making up the web or monosaccharides associated therewith. As such, webs that are substantially free from furan and acetaldehyde may be produced by the present methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Keith Lawson, Eric Kent Isom, Jr., Kenneth John Zwick, Robert James Seymour, Craig Steven Besaw, Christopher Lee Satori, Peter John Allen, Mark Alan Burazin
  • Patent number: 10689810
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a decorative tissue product, while controlling tensile degradation in a predicable fashion. The foregoing properties may be achieved using differential depth embossing in conjunction with an embossing pattern having particular characteristics. The use of an engraved roll, such as an embossing roll, having protuberances of differing depths and patterns not only improves the properties and characteristics of the fibrous structure, but may also be used to impart a unique pattern that provides the product with a distinctive look and is appealing to consumers. Generally the unique pattern results from a first set of protuberances having a first height and defining a first pattern and a second set of embossing elements having a second height and defining a second pattern, where the first height is greater than the second height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Tammy Lynn Baum, Benjamin Peter Sierra, James Leo Baggot, Eric Kent Isom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10650448
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein allow consumers to lock or unlock their credit files at multiple credit bureaus in real-time or near real-time. The service may allow a consumer to provide identifying information, such as a personal identifier to lock or unlock credit files at a plurality of credit bureaus over a network. Upon receiving the personal identifier, the system may use the personal identifier to translate the identifier into a plurality of access codes for respective credit bureaus, for example by accessing a data structure, such as a database or table, that stores a personal identifier and access codes that are associated with a consumer. The system may then use the access codes to automatically initiate locking or unlocking of credit files for the consumer at the respective credit bureaus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Haller, Kelly Kent
  • Patent number: 10616272
    Abstract: Dynamically detecting abnormalities in otherwise legitimate emails containing Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) is provided. An example method includes determining one or more rules defining normal patterns in a number of sending Top-Level Domains of previously received emails received via a computer network to a user or group of users; generating a trusted trends criteria for a received email, associated with the user or the group of users, by evaluating the received email against the one or more rules; determining whether the trusted trends criteria exceeds a predetermined threshold; in response to exceeding the predetermined threshold, generating a second URL and applying it to the received email by replacing a first URL of the received email with the second URL; and redetermining the one or more rules defining normal patterns in the number of sending Top-Level Domains based on the previously received emails and the received email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Proofpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Wade Chambers, Martin Traverso, Dain Sidney Sundstrom, David Andrew Phillips, David Eric Hagar, Mark Erol Kent
  • Patent number: 10603814
    Abstract: A honeycomb extrusion die assembly (10) comprising a honeycomb extrusion die (701) and a forming plate (800) to block batch flow to at least a portion of a skin forming region. The honeycomb extrusion die (701) comprising a step cut discharge surface (758, 760) in the skin forming region and at least some slots (722) each with a divot (312) spaced toward a discharge surface (710) from a feedhole-slot intersection and a wide portion at the discharge surface (710) extending into the die body to the divot (312) to strengthen a peripheral region of a honeycomb extrudate in a reinforcement region, and a bulk nominal section corresponding to a bulk region of the honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Slater Kent Atkins, Thomas William Brew, Darin Wayne Felty, Tushar Gulati, Min Shen, Mark Allen Spetseris, Eric Lee Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200088048
    Abstract: An airfoil assembly includes a roller joint formed between a ceramic airfoil portion and a carrier allowing sliding (rolling) radial movement therebetween to accommodate thermal growth disparity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Whittle, Daniel Kent Vetters, Eric Koenig
  • Publication number: 20190352853
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a decorative tissue product, while controlling tensile degradation in a predicable fashion. The foregoing properties may be achieved using differential depth embossing in conjunction with an embossing pattern having particular characteristics. The use of an engraved roll, such as an embossing roll, having protuberances of differing depths and patterns not only improves the properties and characteristics of the fibrous structure, but may also be used to impart a unique pattern that provides the product with a distinctive look and is appealing to consumers. Generally the unique pattern results from a first set of protuberances having a first height and defining a first pattern and a second set of embossing elements having a second height and defining a second pattern, where the first height is greater than the second height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Tammy Lynn Baum, Benjamin Peter Sierra, James Leo Baggot, Eric Kent Isom, JR.
  • Patent number: 10422083
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a decorative tissue product, while controlling tensile degradation in a predicable fashion. The foregoing properties may be achieved using differential depth embossing in conjunction with an embossing pattern having particular characteristics. The use of an engraved roll, such as an embossing roll, having protuberances of differing depths and patterns not only improves the properties and characteristics of the fibrous structure, but may also be used to impart a unique pattern that provides the product with a distinctive look and is appealing to consumers. Generally the unique pattern results from a first set of protuberances having a first height and defining a first pattern and a second set of embossing elements having a second height and defining a second pattern, where the first height is greater than the second height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Tammy Lynn Baum, Benjamin Peter Sierra, James Leo Baggot, Eric Kent Isom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10354056
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure are directed towards providing feedback to users of multi-user system that has biometric recognition capabilities, so that a user knows whether the system has correctly associated the user with his or her identity. The feedback may include a display of a current camera view, along with visible identity information that is associated with each user in the view. The feedback may include per-user icons (e.g., tiles, thumbnail images and so on) by which a user visually confirms that he or she is correctly recognized. Any misrecognition may be detected via the feedback and corrected. Feedback may convey other information, such as the current interaction state/capabilities of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Mitchell Smith, Emily M. Yang, Joseph Wheeler, Sergio Paolantonio, Xiaoji Chen, Eric C. Sanderson, Calvin Kent Carter, Christian Klein, Mark D. Schwesinger, Rita A. Yu
  • Publication number: 20180142422
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a decorative tissue product, while controlling tensile degradation in a predicable fashion. The foregoing properties may be achieved using differential depth embossing in conjunction with an embossing pattern having particular characteristics. The use of an engraved roll, such as an embossing roll, having protuberances of differing depths and patterns not only improves the properties and characteristics of the fibrous structure, but may also be used to impart a unique pattern that provides the product with a distinctive look and is appealing to consumers. Generally the unique pattern results from a first set of protuberances having a first height and defining a first pattern and a second set of embossing elements having a second height and defining a second pattern, where the first height is greater than the second height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Tammy Lynn Baum, Benjamin Peter Sierra, James Leo Baggot, Eric Kent Isom, JR.
  • Patent number: 9389487
    Abstract: A protective lens attachment is configured to couple to a camera lens ring to protect a camera lens during operation. The protective lens attachment can include a compressible structure, on which a force is exerted by a camera lens ring when the camera lens ring is inserted into the protective lens attachment. The compressible structure is configured to exert a reciprocal force onto the camera lens ring, creating a friction force between the compressible structure and the camera lens ring, and securely coupling the protective lens attachment to the camera lens ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Randall Clyne, Richard Gioscia, Fong Tran, Mark Costa, Barrie Dickinson, Eric Kent, Javier Yanez, Seungheon Lee
  • Publication number: 20150093104
    Abstract: A protective lens attachment is configured to couple to a camera lens ring to protect a camera lens during operation. The protective lens attachment can include a compressible structure, on which a force is exerted by a camera lens ring when the camera lens ring is inserted into the protective lens attachment. The compressible structure is configured to exert a reciprocal force onto the camera lens ring, creating a friction force between the compressible structure and the camera lens ring, and securely coupling the protective lens attachment to the camera lens ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua Randall Clyne, Richard Gioscia, Fong Tran, Mark Costa, Barrie Dickinson, Eric Kent, Javier Yanez, Seungheon Lee
  • Patent number: 8876086
    Abstract: An apparatus for emitting a fragrance includes an enclosure that has at least one inlet and at least one outlet. The at least one outlet has a cross-sectional area smaller than a cross-sectional area of the at least one inlet. The enclosure further includes a Venturi-type nozzle that defines the at least one outlet. The apparatus also includes a fragrance source positioned within the enclosure and an air mover positioned within the enclosure. The air mover is operable to draw fresh air into the enclosure through the at least one inlet and drive the drawn fresh air across the fragrance source to transfer fragrance material from the fragrance source to the fresh air to form an air-fragrance mixture. The Venturi-type nozzle of the enclosure accelerates the air-fragrance mixture through the at least one outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cierra Ashley, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Kent Burke, Deborah M. Merrill
  • Publication number: 20120205462
    Abstract: An apparatus for emitting a fragrance includes an enclosure that has at least one inlet and at least one outlet. The at least one outlet has a cross-sectional area smaller than a cross-sectional area of the at least one inlet. The enclosure further includes a Venturi-type nozzle that defines the at least one outlet. The apparatus also includes a fragrance source positioned within the enclosure and an air mover positioned within the enclosure. The air mover is operable to draw fresh air into the enclosure through the at least one inlet and drive the drawn fresh air across the fragrance source to transfer fragrance material from the fragrance source to the fresh air to form an air-fragrance mixture. The Venturi-type nozzle of the enclosure accelerates the air-fragrance mixture through the at least one outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Cierra Ashley, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Kent Burke, Deborah M. Merrill
  • Patent number: 8052334
    Abstract: A field-installable multi-fiber ferrule has two portions and one portion has optical fibers already secured therein. The second portion receives optical fibers to mate with the secured optical fibers. A tool is provided to assist in inserting the optical fibers into the multi-fiber ferrule by aligning and holding the optical fibers while they are secured in the multi-fiber ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Joseph Howard, Eric Kent, Lisa Hart
  • Patent number: 8032003
    Abstract: A field-installable multi-fiber ferrule has two portions and one portion has optical fibers already secured therein. The second portion receives optical fibers to mate with the secured optical fibers. A tool is provided to assist in inserting the optical fibers into the multi-fiber ferrule by aligning and holding the optical fibers while they are secured in the multi-fiber ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Darrell R. Childers, Joseph Howard, Eric Kent, Lisa Hart