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: 20190281076
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • Patent number: 10407972
    Abstract: A mechanism for conjointly operating a plurality of gate assemblies mounted on a hopper car having an elongated car body with sides and ends, and a bottom defining a discharge area comprised of a plurality of discharge openings. Each gate assembly includes a slide door arranged in operable association with one of the discharge openings. The mechanism operates the slide door on all the gates conjointly relative to each other. Methods for controlling the gravitational discharge of material from a hopper car are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: Miner Enterprises, Inc., Powerbrace Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Watson, Christopher C. Gaydos, Eric F. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20190238360
    Abstract: A smart device for a household consumable includes at least one load sensor configured to measure a current load of a household consumable being supported by the smart device and a processor configured to compare the current load to a previously measured load to determine whether to increment one of a plurality of consumption event counters. The processor is configured to periodically transmit data located in the plurality of consumption event counters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Adam M. Laskowitz, Yeshwanth M. Gowda, Edwardo Martinez, Mingjing Huang, Bashir Ziady, Mark Biasotti, Torence Lu, Niall Macken, Joe Watson, Jacob Sandoval, Lim Hsu, Dan Wilkins, Ross Thayer, Arne Lang-Ree, Daniel deLaveaga, Joe Fitzpatrick, Eric Goodman, Ryan Oddo
  • Patent number: 10320819
    Abstract: A corpus of documents (and other data objects) stored for an entity can be analyzed to determine one or more topics for each document. Elements of the documents can be analyzed to also assign a risk score. The types of topics and security elements, and the associated risk scores, can be learned and adapted over time using, for example, a topic model and random forest regressor. Activity with respect to the documents is monitored, and expected behavior for a user determined using a trained recurrent neural network. Ongoing user activity is processed to determine whether the activity excessively deviates from the expected user activity. The activity can also be compared against the activity of user peers to determine whether the activity is also anomalous among the user peer group. For anomalous activity, risk scores of the accessed documents can be analyzed to determine whether to generate an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Watson, Daniel Brim, Christopher Simmons, Paul Radulovic, Tyler Stuart Bray, Jennifer Anne Brinkley, Eric Johnson, Victor Chin, Jack Rasgaitis, Nai Qin Cai, Michael Gough, Max Anger
  • 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