Patents by Inventor Eric Sullivan

Eric Sullivan 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).

  • Publication number: 20200327477
    Abstract: A method for analyzing media to evaluate talent of a subject portrayed in the media is provided. The steps describe receiving a plurality of the media at a server, the media being performance based media; transforming the media into at least a data set corresponding to at least a characteristic of the media at the server, wherein the server is in communication with a node; identifying features in the data set that correspond to a probability of success of the subject in the media; receiving subjective opinion polling data from a plurality of participants as to whether the subject in the media has talent; training the node via machine learning algorithm to identify, using the identified features in the data set and the subjective opinion polling data provided, whether the subject is likely to have talent; and executing the machine learning algorithm to output a score relating to the talent of the subject in the media. A system for discovering talent is also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Dion Sullivan, Joshua Heenan, Roman Akulshin, Eric Crook
  • Patent number: 10792487
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10758721
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10733561
    Abstract: A method for analyzing media to evaluate talent of a subject portrayed in the media is provided. The steps describe receiving a plurality of the media at a server, the media being performance based media; transforming the media into at least a data set corresponding to at least a characteristic of the media at the server, wherein the server is in communication with a node; identifying features in the data set that correspond to a probability of success of the subject in the media; receiving subjective opinion polling data from a plurality of participants as to whether the subject in the media has talent; training the node via machine learning algorithm to identify, using the identified features in the data set and the subjective opinion polling data provided, whether the subject is likely to have talent; and executing the machine learning algorithm to output a score relating to the talent of the subject in the media. A system for discovering talent is also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Dion Sullivan, Joshua Heenan, Roman Akulshin, Eric Crook
  • Patent number: 10728284
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to assess compliance of a virtual computing environment. An example method disclosed herein to assess compliance of computing resources of a computing environment includes monitoring for an occurrence of a change in a computing resource in the computing environment, and in response to detecting the occurrence and without waiting for batch testing, assessing compliance of the computing resource with a compliance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Helander, Rebecca Smith, Eric D. Nelson, James Sullivan, Gregory A. Frascadore
  • Patent number: 10717599
    Abstract: A warehouse storage and retrieval system including an array of multilevel storage racks having at least one transfer deck, picking isles and storage areas disposed along picking isles, the storage areas being configured to hold differing loads, and a controller including a management module configured to variably size the storage areas of the array of multilevel storage rack modules and assign each of the variably sized storage areas to a corresponding one of the differing loads, wherein the storage and retrieval system is arranged to transport the differing loads for placement in the variably sized storage areas assigned by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Symbotic, LLC
    Inventors: John Lert, Stephen Toebes, Robert Sullivan, Foster D. Hinshaw, Nathan Ulrich, Eric Peters
  • Patent number: 10677340
    Abstract: A gearbox housing of an aircraft includes a surface configured to contact with and support a load of a component of the aircraft such that the surface is susceptible to corrosion. The surface has an area from which a portion of material was removed. A structural deposit is formed by cold spraying one or more layers of powdered material within the area. The structural deposit is configured to share the load applied to the surface by the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric K. Hansen, James Sullivan, Anthony G. Chory, JinKyu Choi, Michael R. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10641778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for assessing the fidelity of a synthetic peptide population including interrogating a population of peptide features in the presence of a receptor having an affinity for a plurality of binder sequences. A first amino acid is at a defined position within a first one of the binder sequences, and the population of peptide features includes a first control peptide feature synthesized to have an amino acid sequence including the first one of the binder sequences. The system and method further includes detecting a signal output characteristic of an interaction of the receptor with the first control peptide feature. The signal output is indicative of the fidelity of incorporation of the first amino acid into the first control peptide at the defined position within the first one of the binder sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE SEQUENCING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Bannen, Sarah Barilovits, Jigar Patel, Eric Sullivan, John Tan
  • Publication number: 20200080043
    Abstract: A SCBI useful in ambient air pressure systems is disclosed. The SCBI includes a body which serves as the culture tube, a glass media ampoule, an inoculated stainless steel disc positioned on the top of the glass media ampoule so that the spores are close to the top/opening of the SCBI, filter paper on the top of the body and overlying the disc, and a cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John SULLIVAN, Garrett KRUSHEFSKI, Kurtis MCCAULEY, Eric GILLITZER, Nicholas SPAIN, Connor CAMPBELL, Ren COLEMAN, Edward MORRELL, Jimmy WEDDING, John SCHWEND
  • Publication number: 20200061364
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10563969
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for correcting errors in a bearing cartridge used in a portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (AACMM) is provided. The method includes providing a cartridge having a first bearing and a second bearing arranged in a fixed relationship to define an axis, the cartridge further including an angle measurement device configured to measure a rotation of a portion of the cartridge about the axis. A plurality of angles is measured with the angle measurement device. A first plurality of displacements is determined at a first position along the axis, each of the first plurality of displacements being associated with one of the plurality of angles. Compensation values are determined based at least in part on the plurality of angles and the first plurality of displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Bridges, Raymond Sullivan, Eric J. Moy, Michael J. Hale
  • Publication number: 20200039744
    Abstract: A warehouse storage and retrieval system including an array of multilevel storage racks having at least one transfer deck, picking isles and storage areas disposed along picking isles, the storage areas being configured to hold differing loads, and a controller including a management module configured to variably size the storage areas of the array of multilevel storage rack modules and assign each of the variably sized storage areas to a corresponding one of the differing loads, wherein the storage and retrieval system is arranged to transport the differing loads for placement in the variably sized storage areas assigned by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: John Lert, Stephen Toebes, Robert Sullivan, Foster D. Hinshaw, Nathan Ulrich, Eric Peters
  • Publication number: 20200023571
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes dispersing a plurality of particles in solution to form a dispersion and adding a stabilizing agent to the dispersion in an amount sufficient to cause the dispersion to exhibit one or more predetermined rheological properties. The particles in the dispersion are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In another embodiment, a method includes depositing a material on a substrate. The material includes: a plurality of particles configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof, a solvent system, and one or more stabilizing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Sullivan, John M. Densmore, Eric Duoss, Alexander E. Gash, Joshua Kuntz, John Vericella
  • Publication number: 20200007173
    Abstract: A system includes a magnetic field transmitter assembly. The magnetic field transmitter assembly has a housing with a first layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, a second layer comprising an electrically-insulating material, and a third layer comprising an electrically-conductive material. The second layer is positioned between the first layer and the third layer. The magnetic field transmitter assembly also includes a plurality of magnetic field generator assemblies positioned within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Anton Plotkin, Daniel J. Foster, Eric Morris, David A. Chizek, Peter J. Musto, Peg Bernholt, Timothy Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10513678
    Abstract: A SCBI useful in ambient air pressure systems is disclosed. The SCBI includes a body which serves as the culture tube, a glass media ampoule, an inoculated stainless steel disc positioned on the top of the glass media ampoule so that the spores are close to the top/opening of the SCBI, filter paper on the top of the body and overlying the disc, and a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sullivan, Garrett Krushefski, Kurtis McCauley, Eric Gillitzer, Nicholas Spain, Connor Campbell, Ren Coleman, Edward Morrell, Jimmy Wedding, John Schwend
  • Publication number: 20190366295
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for assessing a synthetic peptide population including interrogating a population of peptide features in the presence of a receptor having an affinity for a binder sequence. The population of peptide features is synthesized over a plurality of synthesis periods and includes a plurality of control peptide features synthesized to have an amino acid sequence including the binder sequence. The control peptide features include a first feature synthesized beginning with a first one of the synthesis periods, and a second feature synthesized beginning after the first one of the synthesis periods such that synthesis of the second control peptide feature is delayed by at least one synthesis period. The method further includes detecting a signal output characteristic of an interaction of the receptor with the control peptide features, the signal output indicative of the fidelity of synthesis of the population of peptide features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Bannen, Sarah Barilovits, Jigar Patel, Eric Sullivan, John Tan
  • Patent number: 10442622
    Abstract: A warehouse storage and retrieval system including an array of multilevel storage racks having at least one transfer deck, picking isles and storage areas disposed along picking isles, the storage areas being configured to hold differing loads, and a controller including a management module configured to variably size the storage areas of the array of multilevel storage rack modules and assign each of the variably sized storage areas to a corresponding one of the differing loads, wherein the storage and retrieval system is arranged to transport the differing loads for placement in the variably sized storage areas assigned by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Symbotic, LLC
    Inventors: John Lert, Stephen Toebes, Robert Sullivan, Foster D. Hinshaw, Nathan Ulrich, Eric Peters
  • Patent number: 10427126
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for assessing a synthetic peptide population including interrogating a population of peptide features in the presence of a receptor having an affinity for a binder sequence. The population of peptide features is synthesized over a plurality of synthesis periods and includes a plurality of control peptide features synthesized to have an amino acid sequence including the binder sequence. The control peptide features include a first feature synthesized beginning with a first one of the synthesis periods, and a second feature synthesized beginning after the first one of the synthesis periods such that synthesis of the second control peptide feature is delayed by at least one synthesis period. The method further includes detecting a signal output characteristic of an interaction of the receptor with the control peptide features, the signal output indicative of the fidelity of synthesis of the population of peptide features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Sequencing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bannen, Sarah Barilovits, Jigar Patel, Eric Sullivan, John Tan
  • Patent number: 10393751
    Abstract: The invention provides novel peptide binders for streptavidin (SA), Taq polymerase and several human proteins: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), thrombin, Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF?), and Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator (uPA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE SEQUENCING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Albert, Ryan Bannen, Victor Lyamichev, Jigar Patel, Eric Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10377090
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a material includes a plurality of particles, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents; the particles are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In another embodiment, a method includes dispersing a plurality of particles in solution to form a dispersion and adding a stabilizing agent to the dispersion in an amount sufficient to cause the dispersion to exhibit one or more predetermined rheological properties; again, the particles in the dispersion are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In still another embodiment, a method includes depositing a material on a substrate; the material includes a plurality of particles configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Sullivan, John M. Densmore, Eric Duoss, Alexander E. Gash, Joshua Kuntz, John Vericella