Patents by Inventor Eric Watson

Eric Watson 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: 20220245335
    Abstract: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other computer-implemented methods are used to identify various semantically important chunks in documents, automatically label them with appropriate datatypes and semantic roles, and use this enhanced information to assist authors and to support downstream processes. Chunk locations, datatypes, and semantic roles can often be automatically determined from what is here called “context”, to wit, the combination of their formatting, structure, and content; those of adjacent or nearby content; overall patterns of occurrence in a document, and similarities of all these things across documents (mainly but not exclusively among documents in the same document set).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Begun, Steven DeRose, Taqi Jaffri, Luis Marti Orosa, Michael B. Palmer, Jean Paoli, Christina Pavlopoulou, Elena Pricoiu, Swagatika Sarangi, Marcin Sawicki, Manar Shehadeh, Michael Taron, Bhaven Toprani, Zubin Rustom Wadia, David Watson, Eric White, Joshua Yongshin Fan, Kush Gupta, Andrew Minh Hoang, Zhanlin Liu, Jerome George Paliakkara, Zhaofeng Wu, Yue Zhang, Xiaoquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11392763
    Abstract: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other computer-implemented methods are used to identify various semantically important chunks in documents, automatically label them with appropriate datatypes and semantic roles, and use this enhanced information to assist authors and to support downstream processes. Chunk locations, datatypes, and semantic roles can often be automatically determined from what is here called “context”, to wit, the combination of their formatting, structure, and content; those of adjacent or nearby content; overall patterns of occurrence in a document, and similarities of all these things across documents (mainly but not exclusively among documents in the same document set).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DOCUGAMI, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Begun, Steven DeRose, Taqi Jaffri, Luis Marti Orosa, Michael Palmer, Jean Paoli, Christina Pavlopoulou, Elena Pricoiu, Swagatika Sarangi, Marcin Sawicki, Manar Shehadeh, Michael Taron, Bhaven Toprani, Zubin Rustom Wadia, David Watson, Eric White, Joshua Yongshin Fan, Kush Gupta, Andrew Minh Hoang, Zhanlin Liu, Jerome George Paliakkara, Zhaofeng Wu, Yue Zhang, Xiaoquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11379292
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring operating statuses of an application and its dependencies are provided. A monitoring application may collect and report the operating status of the monitored application and each dependency. Through use of existing monitoring interfaces, the monitoring application can collect operating status without requiring modification of the underlying monitored application or dependencies. The monitoring application may determine a problem service that is a root cause of an unhealthy state of the monitored application. Dependency analyzer and discovery crawler techniques may automatically configure and update the monitoring application. Machine learning techniques may be used to determine patterns of performance based on system state information associated with performance events and provide health reports relative to a baseline status of the monitored application. Also provided are techniques for testing a response of the monitored application through modifications to API calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Muralidharan Balasubramanian, Eric K. Barnum, Julie Dallen, David Watson
  • Publication number: 20170167886
    Abstract: Described herein is technology for, on a computer, facilitating interaction with a user utilizing a dynamic map displayed on a display device. A computer receives a use indication that the user has recently used an application on a computing device associated with the user, e.g., a mobile device, with the use indication including the location of the user. Then, a graphic is displayed on the dynamic map representing the user's location. The computer then receives a selection indication that the graphic has been selected, e.g., a person chooses a particular graphic to interact with. Then, based on the selection indication, the computer initiates an interaction with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Brandon LUCAS, Martez MOORE, Rick GRIMES, Eric WATSON
  • Publication number: 20160158403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impregnated wound dressing having an outer membrane overlay layer and to a method of production thereof. In particular the dressing comprises a core layer that has been impregnated with a wound healing agent, such as honey, and an outer membrane overlay layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: MANUKAMED LIMITED
    Inventor: Denis Eric WATSON
  • Publication number: 20160101210
    Abstract: A composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material. A method of treating a lesion comprising applying a composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material to the lesion. A method of manufacturing the composition of the invention, comprising: (a) providing at least one type of honey; (b) providing at least one super-absorbent material; and (c) combining the honey and super-absorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventor: Denis Eric WATSON
  • Patent number: 9180219
    Abstract: A composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material. A method of treating a lesion comprising applying a composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material to the lesion. A method of manufacturing the composition of the invention, comprising: (a) providing at least one type of honey; (b) providing at least one super-absorbent material; and (c) combining the honey and super-absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ManukaMed Limited
    Inventor: Denis Eric Watson
  • Patent number: 8888931
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided having a wash chamber that is supplied with wash water by a water circulation pump assembly. The pump assembly has a motor, an inlet in fluid communication with a sump, and an outlet in fluid communication with the wash chamber. A macerator system is configured with the pump assembly and includes a filter screen disposed across the inlet and a chopper blade rotationally driven by the pump assembly at a defined axial distance upstream from the filter screen. The chopper blade is biased by materials in magnetic flux communication to the defined axial distance so as to maintain the defined distance in a running and stopped states of the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric Watson, Errin Gnadinger, Meher Prasadu Kollipara
  • Publication number: 20140127283
    Abstract: A composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material. A method of treating a lesion comprising applying a composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material to the lesion. A method of manufacturing the composition of the invention, comprising: (a) providing at least one type of honey; (b) providing at least one super-absorbent material; and (c) combining the honey and super-absorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ManukaMed Limited
    Inventor: Denis Eric WATSON
  • Publication number: 20130263000
    Abstract: Described herein is technology for, on a computer, facilitating interaction with a user utilizing a dynamic map displayed on a display device. A computer receives a use indication that the user has recently used an application on a computing device associated with the user, e.g., a mobile device, with the use indication including the location of the user. Then, a graphic is displayed on the dynamic map representing the user's location. The computer then receives a selection indication that the graphic has been selected, e.g., a person chooses a particular graphic to interact with. Then, based on the selection indication, the computer initiates an interaction with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon Lucas, Martez Moore, Rick Grimes, Eric Watson
  • Publication number: 20120269879
    Abstract: A composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material. A method of treating a lesion comprising applying a composition comprising honey and a super-absorbent material to the lesion. A method of manufacturing the composition of the invention, comprising: (a) providing at least one type of honey; (b) providing at least one super-absorbent material; and (c) combining the honey and super-absorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: MANUKA MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Denis Eric Watson
  • Patent number: 8239377
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention leverage search query result page thumbnails and search query result link content evaluations to provide user-dependent enhanced search query results. This provides a simplified means to inform a user of the relevancy of search query results based on the user's preferences, environment, and profile, etc. The present invention allows a user to more adequately determine the value of the search query result via search query result indicators within the thumbnail and in the proximity of a displayed result link. In one embodiment of the present invention, a thumbnail of a query result link is automatically displayed when the link is selected. This provides a tool to view an entire search result page, eliminating the necessity of scrolling through each page to find relevant search terms. In another embodiment of the present invention, indicators are utilized to inform a user of the content of a search result link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Natasa Milic-Frayling, Brett D. Brewer, Eric Watson, Eddie L. Mays, III, Ralph Sommerer
  • Publication number: 20120145203
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided having a wash chamber that is supplied with wash water by a water circulation pump assembly. The pump assembly has a motor, an inlet in fluid communication with a sump, and an outlet in fluid communication with the wash chamber. A macerator system is configured with the pump assembly and includes a filter screen disposed across the inlet and a chopper blade rotationally driven by the pump assembly at a defined axial distance upstream from the filter screen. The chopper blade is biased by materials in magnetic flux communication to the defined axial distance so as to maintain the defined distance in a running and stopped states of the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Watson, Errin Gnadinger, Meher Prasadu Kollipara
  • Patent number: 7953631
    Abstract: The subject invention provides for systems and methods that visually enhance paid inclusion listings to facilitate offering a clear and substantial value to paid inclusion advertisers while retaining ordering rights to keep listings relevant to users. More specifically, the systems and methods allow paid inclusion listings to be visually modified at the discretion of the advertiser, the user, and/or the search service provider (e.g., publisher of search results) to facilitate differentiation among advertisers, companies, and the like. The ordering of the enhanced paid inclusion listings is not compromised based on the number or type of enhancement selected by the paid inclusion customer. A search service provider or search result publisher (“service provider”) can offer a plurality, or at least one, of different types of enhancements to paid inclusion customers (“advertisers”) to affect the rendering of any paid inclusion listing to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Moss, Eric Watson, Eytan D. Seidman
  • Patent number: 7937340
    Abstract: Context-based user behavior data is collected from a search mechanism. This data includes, for a given query, user feedback (implicit and explicit) on the query and context information on the query. A predictive pattern is applied to the context-based user behavior data in order to produce predicted user satisfaction data. Data mining techniques may be used to create and improve one or more predictive patterns. Predicted user satisfaction data can be used to monitor or improve search mechanism performance, via a display reporting the performance or identification of any queries with a shared characteristic and sub-par user satisfaction. A dynamically-improving search mechanism uses the predicted user satisfaction data to improve the performance of the search mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver Hurst-Hiller, Eric Watson, Susan T. Dumais
  • Publication number: 20100223257
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention leverage search query result page thumbnails and search query result link content evaluations to provide user-dependent enhanced search query results. This provides a simplified means to inform a user of the relevancy of search query results based on the user's preferences, environment, and profile, etc. The present invention allows a user to more adequately determine the value of the search query result via search query result indicators within the thumbnail and in the proximity of a displayed result link. In one embodiment of the present invention, a thumbnail of a query result link is automatically displayed when the link is selected. This provides a tool to view an entire search result page, eliminating the necessity of scrolling through each page to find relevant search terms. In another embodiment of the present invention, indicators are utilized to inform a user of the content of a search result link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: NATASA MILIC-FRAYLING, Brett D. Brewer, Eric Watson, Eddie L. Mays, III, Ralph Sommerer
  • Patent number: 7747611
    Abstract: The present invention leverages search query result page thumbnails and/or search query result link content evaluations to provide user-dependent enhanced search query results. This provides a simplified means to inform a user of the relevancy of search query results based on the user's preferences, environment, and/or profile, etc. The present invention allows a user to more adequately determine the value of the search query result via search query result indicators within the thumbnail and/or in the proximity of a displayed result link. In one instance of the present invention, a thumbnail of a query result link is automatically displayed when the link is selected. This provides a means to view an entire search result page, eliminating the necessity of scrolling through each page to find relevant search terms. In another instance of the present invention, indicators are utilized to inform a user of the content of a search result link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Natasa Milic-Frayling, Brett D. Brewer, Eric Watson, Eddie L. Mays, III, Ralph Sommerer
  • Publication number: 20100092625
    Abstract: A cooking appliance comprises one or more power consuming features/functions including at least one of a cooking cavity having a heating element and a cooking surface having a surface heating element. A controller is configured to receive and process a signal indicative of current state of an associated energy supplying utility. The controller operates the cooking appliance in one of a plurality of operating modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an energy savings mode, in response to the received signal. The controller is configured to at least one of selectively delay, adjust and disable at least one of the one or more power consuming features/functions to reduce power consumption of the cooking appliance in the energy savings mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Michael F. Finch, John K. Besore, Timothy Dale Worthington, Brian M. Steurer, Derrick Douglas Little, Ashley Wayne Burt, Patrick Ryan Cox, Craig Nold, Jeff Donald Drake, Jeremy Joseph Ryan, Darin Franks, Steven Keith Root, Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Eric Watson, Jeffrey S. Weber
  • Publication number: 20100039762
    Abstract: A method and device for a powered wall-mount illuminated media display and data transfer system is disclosed. The powered wall-mounted illuminated media display and data transfer system has a decorative glass top held by a wall mounted bracket. The powered display and data transfer system has a powered section in the front hinged connected to the bracket at a pivot point The glass section extends across the horizontal plane of the system, and this allows the system to hold multiple media devices. The wall-mounting bracket will hold the weight of the glass and several handheld devices while allowing its powered section to pivot. The powered section powers and stores all power cables while allowing multiple data transfer cables to connect and send signals through connecting cables or other wireless signals. The powered section conceals all wires and has color-coded connecting points to provide ease of access to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Eric Watson
  • Patent number: 7610596
    Abstract: Apparatus to hold discs and other objects having interior holes are disclosed. An apparatus, in one aspect, may include a base, a top that is dimensioned smaller than a diameter of an interior hole of a data storage disc to allow the top to pass through the hole, sides connecting the top with the base, and a disc support surface of the sides to support the disc if the top is passed through the hole and the disc is rested on the sides. An apparatus, in another aspect, may include a disc holder including an electrically conductive material, and a conductive line coupled at a first end thereof with the electrically conductive material of the disc holder to conduct static electricity away from the conductive material. Methods of using the apparatus to hold the discs and other objects having interior holes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Eric Watson