Patents by Inventor Greg George Hillebrand

Greg George Hillebrand 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: 20210085565
    Abstract: A product interaction monitor includes sensors for measuring characteristics related to the product and/or product package or other type of container. The product interaction monitor can be installed in a container cap and used to monitor events associated with the container such as product usage. The product interaction monitor can utilize multiple sensor outputs to increase the accuracy of the detection of the events. The product interaction monitor can be used to estimate product inventory or product usage and communicate information regarding the product and/or product usage to a local display or a remote computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, Greg George Hillebrand
  • Patent number: 10874591
    Abstract: A product interaction monitor includes sensors for measuring characteristics related to the product and/or product package or other type of container. The product interaction monitor can be installed in a container cap and used to monitor events associated with the container such as product usage. The product interaction monitor can utilize multiple sensor outputs to increase the accuracy of the detection of the events. The product interaction monitor can be used to estimate product inventory or product usage and communicate information regarding the product and/or product usage to a local display or a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Access Businss Group International LLC
    Inventors: Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, Greg George Hillebrand
  • Publication number: 20200383898
    Abstract: A topical composition comprising a mucilage plant extract is provided. The topical composition is formulated for administration to a subject, and may be provided in the form of a skin toner. Methods of preparing the topical composition are also provided, and include combining a mucilage plant extract and a pharmaceutically acceptable additive. The topical composition may be used to control the skin microbiome of a subject, and likewise for treating certain skin conditions involving pathogenic bacteria. A method of ameliorating a skin condition of a subject is therefore also provided. The method generally includes topically administering the topical composition to the skin of the subject, and may be used in ameliorating skin conditions including inflammation and/or decreased epidermal barrier function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Greg George HILLEBRAND, Jesse LEVERETT, Paul SEEHRA
  • Publication number: 20180263854
    Abstract: A product interaction monitor includes sensors for measuring characteristics related to the product and/or product package or other type of container. The product interaction monitor can be installed in a container cap and used to monitor events associated with the container such as product usage. The product interaction monitor can utilize multiple sensor outputs to increase the accuracy of the detection of the events. The product interaction monitor can be used to estimate product inventory or product usage and communicate information regarding the product and/or product usage to a local display or a remote computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua B. Taylor, Colin J. Moore, Greg George Hillebrand
  • Patent number: 9445087
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for a color calibration device formed from a flexible, elongate strip of material that is formable into a headband. The color calibration device includes a first color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips and a second color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips, wherein the first color correction region and the second color correction region are positioned on opposite sides of a mid-point of the flexible, elongate strip of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, William Paul Halas, Mani V. Thomas, Patricia Alison Lafleur, Le-Hai Minh Vu
  • Publication number: 20160037159
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for a color calibration device formed from a flexible, elongate strip of material that is formable into a headband. The color calibration device includes a first color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips and a second color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips, wherein the first color correction region and the second color correction region are positioned on opposite sides of a mid-point of the flexible, elongate strip of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Greg George HILLEBRAND, William Paul HALAS, Mani V. THOMAS, Patricia Alison LAFLEUR, Le-Hai Minh VU
  • Patent number: 8988686
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for a color calibration device formed from a flexible, elongate strip of material that is formable into a headband. The color calibration device includes a first color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips and a second color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips, wherein the first color correction region and the second color correction region are positioned on opposite sides of a mid-point of the flexible, elongate strip of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, William Paul Halas, Mani V. Thomas, Patricia Alison Lafleur, Le-Hai Minh Vu
  • Publication number: 20130236074
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system for performing image analysis include a calibration device comprising a first color correction region comprising a predetermined plurality of color chips; and a memory component that stores logic, that when executed, causes a processor to perform at least the following: access a digital image of a subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a skin of the subject, the digital image comprising a portion of the calibration device; calibrate the digital image using the first color correction region; analyze a condition within the digital image; and output one or more results corresponding to the condition within the digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicants: CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC, INCORPORATED, THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Greg George HILLEBRAND, Mani V. THOMAS, William Paul HALAS
  • Publication number: 20130057866
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for a color calibration device formed from a flexible, elongate strip of material that is formable into a headband. The color calibration device includes a first color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips and a second color correction region comprising a plurality of color chips, wherein the first color correction region and the second color correction region are positioned on opposite sides of a mid-point of the flexible, elongate strip of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, William Paul Halas, Mani V. Thomas, Patricia Alison Lafleur, Le-Hai Minh Vu
  • Patent number: 8391639
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed to realistically simulate facial wrinkle aging of a person using a neutral state (natural look) image and one or more expression images (e.g., smile, frown, pout, wink) that induce wrinkles. The neutral and expression images are processed to simulate wrinkle aging by registering the wrinkles that are visible in the expression image onto the neutral image, thereby generating a wrinkle-aged simulated image. Advantageously, a person's own wrinkle histological data is utilized, hence providing an accurate and realistic wrinkle aging simulation. Similarly, the neutral image is processed to eliminate all visible wrinkles thereby generating a wrinkle de-aged simulation image. Additionally, blending of a neutral image with an aged or de-aged simulation image is disclosed, where the degree of blending is based on statistical modeling of skin condition with age and/or expected outcome of a particular type of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, Ramazan Demirli
  • Patent number: 8290257
    Abstract: A novel method and system is disclosed to realistically simulate the progress or worsening of facial skin features that contribute to the overall look and condition of the skin. The method utilizes two close-up photographs of the face, one is captured with a digital camera in standard white light, and the other is captured with the same camera in UV light. Then, the method processes these images to simulate the progress or worsening of the major skin features: hyperpigmented spots, wrinkles and small texture features. The worsening of these features simulates facial skin aging due to prolonged exposures to sunlight, biological aging or degradation of the skin health. The progress of these features simulates the improvement of facial skin in terms of overall look and healthiness as though the patient has gone through a treatment. Therefore, the present invention discloses a series of methods that are useful in dermatology, cosmetics and computer animations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ramazan Demirli, Greg George Hillebrand
  • Publication number: 20080212894
    Abstract: A novel method and system is disclosed to realistically simulate the progress or worsening of facial skin features that contribute to the overall look and condition of the skin. The method utilizes two close-up photographs of the face, one is captured with a digital camera in standard white light, and the other is captured with the same camera in UV light. Then, the method processes these images to simulate the progress or worsening of the major skin features: hyperpigmented spots, wrinkles and small texture features. The worsening of these features simulates facial skin aging due to prolonged exposures to sunlight, biological aging or degradation of the skin health. The progress of these features simulates the improvement of facial skin in terms of overall look and healthiness as though the patient has gone through a treatment. Therefore, the present invention discloses a series of methods that are useful in dermatology, cosmetics and computer animations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Ramazan Demirli, Greg George Hillebrand
  • Patent number: 6571003
    Abstract: The apparatus and method of the present invention provides a process that can be implemented by a human operator and a computing device to analyze and display human skin images. The system acquires a digital image from a camera or scanner. Subsequently, the system determines which area(s) of the image to analyze using landmarks such as the corner of the eye. The determined areas are then analyzed to locate skin defects such as red spots, and the defects are visually identified on a display. A severity is calculated for the defects and the severity is compared to an average skin severity associated with a population of people. In addition, a simulation is generated and displayed showing an improvement to the defect areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, Kukizo Miyamoto, Brian Dale Barford, Joseph Michael Miller, Mark Steven Hayworth, Michael Lee Hilton, Gary Gordon Heaton, Michael Eugene Rubush
  • Patent number: 5897857
    Abstract: The subject invention involves topical depilatory composition at a pH 7 or below, comprising sulfhydryl compounds. The subject invention further relates methods for removing vellus hair from mammalian comprising topical application of a composition, at a pH of 7 or below, comprising a sulfhydryl compound or a cosmetically- and/or pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, Vladimir Gartstein
  • Patent number: 5691380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to topical compositions comprising N-acetylcysteine demonstrating improved odor stability. These compositions are useful for treating and visibly improving the appearance of human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brent William Mason, Joseph Michael Zukowski, Larry Richard Robinson, Greg George Hillebrand
  • Patent number: 5645825
    Abstract: The subject invention involves topical depilatory compositions, at a pH of 7 or below, comprising sulfhydryl compounds. The subject invention further relates to methods for removing vellus hair from mammalian skin comprising topical application of a composition, at a pH of 7 or below, comprising a sulfhydryl compound or a cosmetically- and/or pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Greg George Hillebrand, Vladimir Gartstein