Patents by Inventor Geoffrey A. Russell

Geoffrey A. Russell 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: 10417833
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer storage media for automatically aligning a 3D camera with a 2D background image. An automated image analysis can be performed on the 2D background image, and a classifier can predict whether the automated image analysis is accurate within a selected confidence level. As such, a feature can be enabled that allows a user to automatically align the 3D camera with the 2D background image. For example, where the automated analysis detects a horizon and one or more vanishing points from the background image, the 3D camera can be automatically transformed to align with the detected horizon and to point at a detected horizon-located vanishing point. In some embodiments, 3D objects in a 3D scene can be pivoted and the 3D camera dollied forward or backwards to reduce changes to the framing of the 3D composition resulting from the 3D camera transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Eisenmann, Geoffrey Alan Oxholm, Elya Shechtman, Bryan Russell
  • Publication number: 20190139319
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and computer storage media for automatically aligning a 3D camera with a 2D background image. An automated image analysis can be performed on the 2D background image, and a classifier can predict whether the automated image analysis is accurate within a selected confidence level. As such, a feature can be enabled that allows a user to automatically align the 3D camera with the 2D background image. For example, where the automated analysis detects a horizon and one or more vanishing points from the background image, the 3D camera can be automatically transformed to align with the detected horizon and to point at a detected horizon-located vanishing point. In some embodiments, 3D objects in a 3D scene can be pivoted and the 3D camera dollied forward or backwards to reduce changes to the framing of the 3D composition resulting from the 3D camera transformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Eisenmann, Geoffrey Alan Oxholm, Elya Shechtman, Bryan Russell
  • Publication number: 20190106545
    Abstract: A polysulfone-urethane copolymer is disclosed, which can be used as a membrane polymer, e.g., a matrix polymer, a pore forming agent, or both, while enhancing a membrane's blood compatibility. Methods are disclosed for forming the copolymer and incorporating the copolymer in membranes (e.g., spun hollow fibers, flat membranes) and other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Russell, James White, Jiunn Teo, Kevin Hudson, Monica Hall, Praveen Kosaraju
  • Patent number: 9988883
    Abstract: A wellbore screen for screening particulates in wellbore fluid comprising: a base pipe having an inner bore; and a screen section disposed in a section of the base pipe, the screen section comprising (i) an outer jacket having an inner facing surface and apertures extending through the outer jacket, (ii) an inner wall having an outer surface, an inner surface and a port extending through the inner wall from the inner surface to the outer surface, (iii) an annulus formed between the inner facing surface of the outer jacket and the outer surface of the inner wall, (iv) a filter medium for the apertures of the outer jacket; and (v) a filter disc disposed in the port of the inner wall, wherein wellbore fluid flows from outside the base pipe into the inner bore through the apertures, the filter medium, the annulus, and the filter disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Absolute Completion Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Thane Geoffrey Russell
  • Patent number: 9802879
    Abstract: A process of preparing an alkoxylation catalyst wherein a catalyst precursor which is formed from an alkoxylated alcohol, calcium hydroxide, carboxylic acid, inorganic acid, and propylene oxide, is mixed with an antioxidant, preferably butylated hydroxyl toluene. A process of alkoxylation using the catalyst of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sasol (USA) Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Matheson, Kip Sharp, Teresa L. Marino, Shane F. Cutrer, Allan B. Hauser, Tamra R. Weemes, Steve C. Lyons, Geoffrey Russell, Qisheng Wu, Harald Kohnz, Ollie M. James, Cecil C. Mercy, Herbert Olin Perkins
  • Publication number: 20170137356
    Abstract: A process of preparing an alkoxylation catalyst wherein a catalyst precursor which is formed from an alkoxylated alcohol, calcium hydroxide, carboxylic acid, inorganic acid, and propylene oxide, is mixed with an antioxidant, preferably butylated hydroxyl toluene. A process of alkoxylation using the catalyst of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Matheson, Kip Sharp, Teresa L. Marino, Shane F. Cutrer, Allan B. Hauser, Tamra R. Weemes, Steve C. Lyons, Geoffrey Russell, Qisheng Wu, Harald Kohnz, Ollie M. James, Cecil C. Mercy, Herbert Olin Perkins
  • Patent number: 9486940
    Abstract: Methods of forming a curable pre-impregnated composite precursor material with radiation (e.g., actinic or electron-beam) curable resin composition systems are provided, as are the curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials themselves. The resin systems have reversible temperature-viscosity control, which are advantageously used to form curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials (pre-preg) that can be cured to form a composite article. The uncured resin composition comprises: (a) an acrylate or a methacrylate monomer; (b) an oligomer species selected from the group consisting of: polyethers, polyesters, epoxies, and combinations thereof; and (c) a photoinitiator. The uncured resin has a first viscosity at 21° C. (70° F.) of ?about 200,000 centipoise (cP) and a second viscosity of ?about 5,000 cP at 65° C. (149° F.) or above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael P. Jordan, Bradley W. Smith, Geoffrey A. Russell
  • Publication number: 20160024895
    Abstract: There is provided a wellbore screen having a base pipe and a strip of filter medium wrapped around the base pipe. The strip of filter medium includes one or more layers of woven steel mesh of various weave patterns, fibers sizes, and/or thread tensions. During the construction of the screen, the strip is wrapped around the base pipe under high tension. The strip has two lengthwise edges that may overlap to form a bonded interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Thane Geoffrey RUSSELL, Rick KENNEY, Fred HARMAT
  • Publication number: 20150315880
    Abstract: A wellbore screen for screening particulates in wellbore fluid comprising: a base pipe having an inner bore; and a screen section disposed in a section of the base pipe, the screen section comprising (i) an outer jacket having an inner facing surface and apertures extending through the outer jacket, (ii) an inner wall having an outer surface, an inner surface and a port extending through the inner wall from the inner surface to the outer surface, (iii) an annulus formed between the inner facing surface of the outer jacket and the outer surface of the inner wall, (iv) a filter medium for the apertures of the outer jacket; and (v) a filter disc disposed in the port of the inner wall, wherein wellbore fluid flows from outside the base pipe into the inner bore through the apertures, the filter medium, the annulus, and the filter disc
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: THANE GEOFFREY RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20140349122
    Abstract: Described is a UV-curable sealant composition, which is preferably a one part sealant. The one part sealant is made from urethane acrylate, acrylate ester, precipitated silica, and photoinitiator. More specifically, the one part sealant is made from about 15-35 weight percent aliphatic and/or alicyclic urethane acrylates, about 40-70 weight percent of acrylate esters, about 0-10 weight percent of precipitated silica, and about 3-8 weight percent of photoinitiator. Also described are methods of applying UV-curable sealant composition to a surface such as a floor and UV curing the UV-curable sealant composition, thereby extending the life of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Geoffrey RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20140283733
    Abstract: A traffic management device comprises at least opening in the surface of its body to facility hand grasping of a single or a stacked plurality cones. The traffic management devices may be in the shape of a cone. The device further comprises a registration structure so that a worker can align the devices in a stacked configuration so that the cut outs of each opening are aligned to create a handhold for the stacked cones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Geoffrey Russell Archer
  • Patent number: 8808863
    Abstract: Described is a UV-curable sealant composition, which is preferably a one part sealant. The one part sealant is made from urethane acrylate, acrylate ester, precipitated silica, and photoinitiator. More specifically, the one part sealant is made from about 15-35 weight percent aliphatic and/or alicyclic urethane acrylates, about 40-70 weight percent of acrylate esters, about 0-10 weight percent of precipitated silica, and about 3-8 weight percent of photoinitiator. Also described are methods of applying UV-curable sealant composition to a surface such as a floor and UV curing the UV-curable sealant composition, thereby extending the life of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Photokinetic Coatings & Adhesives, LLC
    Inventor: Geoffrey Russell
  • Publication number: 20140167333
    Abstract: Methods of forming a curable pre-impregnated composite precursor material with radiation (e.g., actinic or electron-beam) curable resin composition systems are provided, as are the curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials themselves. The resin systems have reversible temperature-viscosity control, which are advantageously used to form curable pre-impregnated composite precursor materials (pre-preg) that can be cured to form a composite article. The uncured resin composition comprises: (a) an acrylate or a methacrylate monomer; (b) an oligomer species selected from the group consisting of: polyethers, polyesters, epoxies, and combinations thereof; and (c) a photoinitiator. The uncured resin has a first viscosity at 21° C. (70° F.) of ?about 200,000 centipoise (cP) and a second viscosity of ?about 5,000 cP at 65° C. (149° F.) or above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Jordan, Bradley W. Smith, Geoffrey A. Russell
  • Patent number: 8326662
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide program products, systems, and associated methods of presenting a seller with a graphical representation of demand for a potential product listing so that the seller can intelligently price and position the product. A website server associated with a website of product listings captures in a database product preference criteria for a consumer, including, for example, price information. The website server aggregates the captured product preference criteria for a plurality of consumers and determines an imputed consumer demand for a potential product listing. The website server displays on a display device associated with a computer of a seller a multi-dimensional graph of demand for the potential product listing so that the seller can gauge market demand prior to listing a product for sale. Embodiments further include two-dimensional graphs plotting demand versus price, contour lines for the demand imposed on pricing graphs, and color-coded demand heat maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Overstock.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Michael Byrne, Geoffrey Russell Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20120183784
    Abstract: Described is a UV-curable sealant composition, which is preferably a one part sealant. The one part sealant is made from urethane acrylate, acrylate ester, precipitated silica, and photoinitiator. More specifically, the one part sealant is made from about 15-35 weight percent aliphatic and/or alicyclic urethane acrylates, about 40-70 weight percent of acrylate esters, about 0-10 weight percent of precipitated silica, and about 3-8 weight percent of photoinitiator. Also described are methods of applying UV-curable sealant composition to a surface such as a floor and UV curing the UV-curable sealant composition, thereby extending the life of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: PHOTOKINETIC COATINGS & ADHESIVES, LLC
    Inventor: Geoffrey Russell
  • Publication number: 20110083384
    Abstract: A method of controlling the temperature of a thermal load within a structure (50), including providing a structural member (10) which has a high thermal mass, the temperature of the thermal load being controlled by permitting thermal energy transfer between the structural member (10) and the thermal load, the method including providing the structural member (10) with at least one duct (18) for receiving a supply of air, and an outlet (26) for enabling the supply of air to flow from the duct (18) to the thermal load, so as to enable convective thermal energy transfer between the air passed along the duct (18) and the thermal load, wherein the thermal energy transfer between the air passed along the duct (18) and the thermal load is controlled by adjusting the temperature of the air passed along the duct (18), the method further including providing a conduit (32) for carrying thermal energy transfer fluid in the duct (18), the conduit (32) being in thermal contact with the duct (18) of the structural member (10
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Geoffrey Russell-Smith
  • Patent number: 7861787
    Abstract: A wellbore tubular including: an inner tubular wall; an opening through the inner tubular wall; an outer tubular wall positioned about the inner tubular, the outer tubular wall including an opening therethrough; a chamber between the inner tubular wall and the outer tubular wall; and a chemical treatment material in the chamber and positioned between the opening of the inner tubular wall and the opening of the outer tubular wall. The wellbore tubular may be used in downhole fluid treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Absolute Completion Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Thane Geoffrey Russell
  • Patent number: 7581586
    Abstract: A wellbore screen includes a base pipe including a wall, an inner bore surface and an outer surface, an opening formed through the base pipe wall and a filter cartridge mounted in the opening. In one aspect, the wellbore screen includes an impermeable layer relative to the opening and the impermeable layer may be selected to be substantially impermeable when in a closed position in the opening to passage of fluids through the opening and, the impermeable layer is at least one of (i) selectively openable to permit fluid flow through the opening and (ii) selectively closeable when triggered to close the opening. In another aspect, the opening may include a tapering diameter from one end to the other and the filter cartridge may include an outer diameter formed to reversibly and substantially correspondingly taper relative to the opening to permit a taper lock fit in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Absolute Completion Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Thane Geoffrey Russell
  • Publication number: 20090065206
    Abstract: A wellbore tubular including: an inner tubular wall; an opening through the inner tubular wall; an outer tubular wall positioned about the inner tubular, the outer tubular wall including an opening therethrough; a chamber between the inner tubular wall and the outer tubular wall; and a chemical treatment material in the chamber and positioned between the opening of the inner tubular wall and the opening of the outer tubular wall. The wellbore tubular may be used in downhole fluid treatment process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: THANE GEOFFREY RUSSELL
  • Patent number: RE43187
    Abstract: A method of measuring an analyte concentration in body fluid. The method includes the use of an analyte measuring device that has an analyte sensing element with a sharpened distal end and further has an indicating electrode covered by an absorbent layer. Also, an electric power, data processing and display device is adapted to mate to and activate the analyte sensing element by applying electric power to it and adapted to receive the raw analyte measurement and to compute and display a refined analyte measurement from the raw analyte measurement. The analyte sensing element is introduced into the animal body, thereby placing the absorbent layer into contact with the body fluid. The absorbent layer becomes saturated with body fluid and the analyte sensing element is removed from the body and is activated to form a raw analyte measurement. Which which is used to form and display a refined analyte measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: iSense Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Russell, W. Kenneth Ward, Ellen M. Anderson, Jonathan D. Birck