Patents by Inventor Gary Stephens

Gary Stephens 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: 10235442
    Abstract: A computer system includes a server having a memory connected thereto. The server is adapted to be connected to a network to permit remote storage and retrieval of data files from the memory. A file identification application is operative with the server to identify errant files stored in the memory. The file identification application provides the functions of: (1) selecting a file stored in said memory; (2) generating a unique checksum corresponding to the stored fire; (3) comparing said unique checksum to each of a plurality of previously generated checksums, wherein the plurality of previously generated checksums correspond to known errant files; and (4) marking the file for deletion from the memory if the unique checksum matches one of the plurality of previously generated checksums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10217541
    Abstract: A film comprising a copolycarbonate, wherein the film is a uniaxially-stretched, extruded film comprising at least one film region having: an average thickness of more than 0 and less than 14 micrometers with a standard deviation of 0.8 micrometer to 1.6 micrometers, a surface having a surface roughness average of less than 0.04 micrometer as measured by optical profilometry, a dielectric constant at 1 kHz and room temperature of at least 2.7, a dissipation factor at 1 kHz and room temperature of 1% or less, and a breakdown strength of at least 620 Volt/micrometer; and the copolycarbonate has a Tg of greater than 180° C. and comprises carbonate units derived from a bisphenol compound of the formula (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Norberto Silvi, Qin Chen, Gary Stephen Balch, James Alan Mahood
  • Publication number: 20190057152
    Abstract: Digital image data including discrete photographic images of a variety of different subjects, times, and so forth, are collected and analyzed to identify specific features in the photographs. In an embodiment of the invention, distinctive markers are distributed to aid in the identification of particular subject matter. Facial recognition may also be employed. The digital image data is maintained in a database and quarried in response to search requests. The search requests include criteria specifying any feature category or other identifying information, such as date, time, and location that each photograph was taken, associated with each photograph. Candidate images are provided for review by requesters, who may select desired images for purchase or downloading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10205876
    Abstract: A camera apparatus includes a photogrammetric range sensor, small aperture lens and a processor configured to carry out a method for simulating a large aperture lens. The method includes capturing a photographic image data of a scene using the camera with the lens set to a small aperture size. Simultaneously or near-simultaneously with capturing the image, the camera captures photogrammetric range data pertaining to depth of objects in a field of view of the camera, using the range sensor. The processor then processes the photographic image data using the photogrammetric range data to obtain second photographic data simulating an image captured using a lens set to an aperture size larger than the small aperture size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10198154
    Abstract: A user interface translation system can provide functionality of translating at least a portion of a user interface of a primary application. The user interface translation system may, for instance, add an overlay interface over a portion of the primary application. The primary application can conduct all the processing tasks. The overlay interface can correspond to user interfaces of well-known applications that users may prefer. In certain embodiments, users can select from a list of overlay interfaces. The user interface translation system can receive user control input from the overlay interface and map the received input to a corresponding command for the primary application. The user interface translation system can also train users to adapt to a change in user interface over a period of time or usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Stephen Shuster, Brian Mark Shuster
  • Publication number: 20190023878
    Abstract: A stator compound including an acrylonitrile butadiene isoprene rubber (NBIR) terpolymer elastomeric base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Kyker
  • Patent number: 10183242
    Abstract: A method for making a porous inorganic membrane comprises using a mixture of an inorganic material, organic polymer particles and a solvent to form a slurry. The particles are non-spherical. The method further comprises distributing the slurry onto a surface, drying the slurry to remove the solvent and firing the dried slurry to produce the porous inorganic membrane. Examples of organic polymer particles include particles of acrylic. A substrate comprises a support with a porous inorganic membrane disposed on the support. The inorganic membrane has an average thickness of from about 0.5 micron to about 30 microns, a porosity of from about 30% to about 65%, a median pore size (d50) of from about 0.01 micron to about 1 micron, and a value of (d90?d10)/d50 less than about 2, as measured by mercury porosimetry. An example of a support includes an inorganic porous support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Yunfeng Gu, Jianguo Wang
  • Publication number: 20190000111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (1, 100) for dispensing a food composition (13) from a receptacle (8, 108) comprising a compressed gas inlet (9, 109), the device comprising: a compressed gas source (12); a gas conduit (11) extending from the compressed gas source to a compressed gas outlet (10, 110); a housing (2, 102) surrounding the receptacle and having a door (3, 103) allowing access to the receptacle; and a mechanism (16, 17, 18, 19, 115, 118) for adjusting the relative position of the receptacle and compressed gas outlet in response to movement of the door to urge the compressed gas outlet (10, 110) and the compressed gas inlet (9, 109) into sealing engagement as the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: William John CRAMER, Gary Stephen HOWARD, Paul SCOTT, Andrew Julian STOCKDALE, Adrian Michael WOODWARD
  • Patent number: 10148905
    Abstract: A digital medium such as a DVD disk, may contain hidden content and apparent content. When loaded, a main or title menu may appear to provide an apparent link to apparent content and a non-apparent link to non-apparent content. The non-apparent link may require a user to perform a sequence of non-apparent control actions before providing access to the non-apparent content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10129808
    Abstract: To perform an inter-technology handoff, an indicator in a service request message is received by a mobile switching center (MSC). The indicator is to indicate to the MSC that an inter-technology handoff from a packet-data wireless access network to a circuit wireless access network has been requested. The behavior of the MSC is modified in response to the indicator to reduce the communication silence during the inter-technology handoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stegall, Marvin Bienn, Jing Chen, Gary Stephens
  • Publication number: 20180317496
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to antimicrobial glass compositions, glasses and articles. The articles include a glass, which may include a glass phase and a cuprite phase. In other embodiments, the glasses include as plurality of Cu1+ ions, a degradable phase including B2O3, P2O5 and K2O and a durable phase including SiO2. Other embodiments include glasses having a plurality of Cu1+ ions disposed on the surface of the glass and in the glass network and/or the glass matrix. The article may also include a polymer. The glasses and articles disclosed herein exhibit a 2 log reduction or greater in a concentration of at least one of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli, under the EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy as a Sanitizer testing conditions and under Modified JIS Z 2801 for Bacteria testing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Timothy Michael Gross, Dayue Jiang, Jianguo Wang
  • Publication number: 20180309765
    Abstract: Electronic content, for example, a web page, is configured for display by a web browser application to include content that is not included in or referenced by the web page. The web page includes a first locator for first content. A second locator for second content is associated with the first locator in a database or other memory structure. In response to a request for the web page, the second locator is obtained. Access to the second locator may be secured. The second locator may be swapped with the first locator to cause the web browser application to obtain the second content instead of the first content. In the alternative, the second content may be obtained and provided to the web browser instead of, or in addition to, the first content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Stephen SHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20180296134
    Abstract: Devices for determining the likelihood that a user of a primary monitoring device (“PMD”) has developed a medical condition, generally comprising sensors coupled to the PMD, wherein the PMD detects changes to sensor readings over time, and wherein the changes indicate a change in the likelihood that a user of the PMD has developed a medical condition. In some embodiments, motion sensors are operably coupled to the PMD, and the PMD monitors and saves data relating to characteristics of motion detected, which are used to determine whether there has been a change in a likelihood that a user is undergoing a medical event. In further embodiments, the PMD comprises cameras, and the PMD monitors and saves data relating to movement of a user's eyes, which is utilized to determine whether there has been a change to a likelihood that the user is currently undergoing a medical event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Stephen SHUSTER, Brian Mark SHUSTER, Charles Marion CURRY, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10104058
    Abstract: A method for alerting Internet content providers of the age or other personal information of a computer user, which includes receiving a reverse DNS lookup query from an Internet content provider; and providing the age information of the computer user, in addition to a host name, from a reverse map zone file in response to the request. The personal information may be used by the content provider to select appropriate content for the requesting host, for example for complying with content restrictions. A system of alerting an Internet content provider of the age or other personal information of a computer user is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10089486
    Abstract: A method for transaction registration is described herein. The method includes sending, for a transaction manager, a registration request for a transaction. The method also performing data accesses on a data server. The registration request is non-blocking to the data accesses. The method further includes performing a two-phase commit process for the data server if the registration request is accepted. Additionally, the method includes handling the rollback if the transaction registration is rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Shang-Sheng Tung, Sean L. Broeder, Ronald M. Cassou, John Stewart de Roo, Gary Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 10072052
    Abstract: The invention discloses microorganism cell culture conditions that result in increased cellular and media concentrations of a biological pigment. The invention has applications in use as a natural food colouring, as antioxidants in the food supplement industries, in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceutical industries, and a non-toxic ink. The method results in pigment that is relatively easy to separate from the microorganism culture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Chelsea Marie Brain, Gary Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20180247368
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating initiation of resupply orders for consumable commodities include using a stand-alone electronic or audio-generating device incorporated into retail product packaging. The stand-alone device is equipped with a rudimentary processor or logic circuit, a memory, and a wireless transmitter. A simple user interface/activation device such as a push button or membrane switch is coupled to the logic circuit or processor. The stand-alone device is incorporated into or with product packaging, and may be configured with a resupply code at or after a point of sale. A user may activate the user interface of the device when the product needs resupplying, causing the resupply code to be transmitted to an access point or terminal that initiates a reorder sequence for the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Stephen SHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20180240078
    Abstract: A situational and global context aware calendar, communications, and/or relationship management method and system is disclosed. The system is configured to receive from at least one environmental data gathering device, data about at least one target participant at a gathering of a plurality of participants, analyze such data to determine at least one observed behavior of said target participant, compare said at least one observed behavior against a dataset of at least one behavior; determine when said at least one behavior exceeds a threshold similarity to at least behavior in said dataset; and communicate, to at least one notification device, said at least one observed behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: David GOLDSMITH, Gary Stephen SHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20180229113
    Abstract: A game engine is configured to accept human intelligence tasks as in-game content and present the in-game content to the game player. A method performed by the game engine enables performance of human intelligence tasks, such as visual discrimination, in a video game context. The game engine may receive a definition of human intelligence tasks from one or more remote sources. The game engine may present the human intelligence tasks to multiple video game participants as in-game content. The game engine defines and enables game play rules for the in-game content. The game play rules set parameters for the multiple video game participants to perform the human intelligence tasks to achieve desired results. The game engine may award each of the multiple video game participants an improved game score upon successful performance of the human intelligence tasks in accordance with the game play rules. The game engine may measure success by consistency in responses between different participants or trials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Gary Stephen SHUSTER
  • Publication number: 20180224915
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for managing charging and power status for portable devices are disclosed. The systems, devices and methods of the present invention comprise determining existing battery level and charge status of a device, comparing the battery level and charge status with predicted battery usage of tasks associated with calendar events scheduled to take place before the next charge, and transmitting an alert to one or more devices when a threshold likelihood that the battery level will not be sufficient for the predicted battery usage is exceeded. The present invention advantageously displays available power based on time available for certain tasks, and manages device power and resources by modifying and/or transferring tasks from a device having a battery level below a threshold level to one or more other devices with a higher battery levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Stephen SHUSTER, David GOLDSMITH