Patents by Inventor Ian Brown

Ian Brown 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: 10575996
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises a chassis having a belt portion extending therefrom. The belt portion comprises a side edge, a waist opening edge, a leg opening edge, first and second substrates engaged with each other, and elastic elements disposed intermediate the first substrate and the second substrate. The belt portion also comprises a first texture zone comprising a first portion of the substrates and the elastic strands and disposed adjacent to the side edge and the waist opening edge and a second texture zone comprising a second portion of the substrates and the elastic elements and disposed adjacent to the side edge and the leg opening edge. The first texture zone extends at least partially along a first lateral extent of the belt portion and the second texture zone extends at least partially along a second lateral extent of the belt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Zink, Sarah Marie Wade, Tina Marie Glahn, Rachael Eden Walther, Darrell Ian Brown, Gary Dean LaVon, Nicholas Paul Goyette, Kaoru Ishihara, Amanda Margaret Bicking, Diana Juratovac
  • Patent number: 10572488
    Abstract: A system and method for data organization, optimization and analytics includes a web server, thrift server, distributed processing framework, key value store, distributed file system, and relational database. The web server provides a method whereby users issue control actions and query for records via interaction with the thrift server. The thrift server is the center of coordination and communication for the system and interacts with other system elements. The key value store organizes all of the operational data for the system. The key value store runs on a highly scalable distributed system, including a distributed file system for storage of data on disk. The distributed processing framework enables data to be processed in bulk and is used to execute analytical processing on the data. The relational database hold all of the administrative data in the system. Search queries are submitted by end user and results of the search query are sent from the web server to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Koverse, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Brown, Travis Collins, Aaron Cordova, Jared Winick, Chad Hardin, Matthew Meadows, Stanley C Sorensen, Ian Corey Barker, David Lee Barker
  • Patent number: 10545648
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques and architectures for evaluating conversations. In some instances, conversations with users, virtual assistants, and others may be analyzed to identify potential risks within a language model that is employed by the virtual assistants and other entities. The potential risks may be evaluated by administrators, users, systems, and others to identify potential issues with the language model that need to be addressed. This may allow the language model to be improved and enhance user experience with the virtual assistants and others that employ the language model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Beaver, Fred Brown, Casey Gossard
  • Patent number: 10517775
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core positioned at least partially intermediate the topsheet and the backsheet, and a distribution material comprising a wet-laid, three-dimensional fibrous substrate comprising at least 80% pulp fibers by weight of the wet-laid, three-dimensional fibrous substrate. The wet-laid, three-dimensional fibrous substrate comprises a continuous network region, a plurality of discrete zones, and a plurality of transition regions. The transition regions are positioned intermediate the continuous network region and at least some of the plurality of discrete zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Andrea Peri, Kenneth Michael Hamall, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Jörg Endres, Mattias Schmidt, Sandra Sautter, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Darrell Ian Brown, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 10490402
    Abstract: A processing method is disclosed that enables an improved directed self-assembly (DSA) processing scheme by allowing the formation of improved guide strips in the DSA template that may enable the formation of sub-30 nm features on a substrate. The improved guide strips may be formed by improving the selectivity of wet chemical processing between different organic layers or films. In one embodiment, treating the organic layers with one or more wavelengths of ultraviolet light may improve selectivity. The first wavelength of UV light may be less than 200 nm and the second wavelength of UV light may be greater than 200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Mark Somervell, Ian Brown, Ihsan Simms, Ainhoa Negreira, Kathleen Nafus
  • Publication number: 20190353080
    Abstract: Clamping apparatus is provided for clamping two or more items together. The clamping apparatus includes at least one clamping member having an inner surface arranged to be brought into contact with an outer surface of at least one of the items being clamped. Thermal insulating means are provided between the inner surface of the at least one clamping member and the outer surface of said at least one item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Teconnex Ltd
    Inventor: Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 10453203
    Abstract: A method of generating image alignment data for medical images. The method comprises determining prospective image pair registration connections, determining registration weighting values for the determined prospective image pair registration connections based at least partly on intra-image attribute data, determining optimal registration paths for image pairs based at least partly on the registration weighting values for the prospective image pair registration connections, and generating image alignment data for the determined optimal registration paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mirada Medical Limited
    Inventors: Timor Kadir, Mark Gooding, Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 10449097
    Abstract: Absorbent articles herein may provide a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core may comprise at least one channel having a shape. The backsheet graphics may substantially match the shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Hans Adolf Jackels, Blanca Arizti, Ernesto G. Bianchi, Donald Carroll Roe, Darrell Ian Brown, Sarah Ann Sanborn, Theodore Cory Fites
  • Patent number: 10390999
    Abstract: A folding apparatus and method for forming a substrate including a discrete substrate including a rugosity. The folding apparatus may include a folding roll and a folding member. The folding roll includes an outer circumferential surface extending between the first roll surface and the second roll surface, and a receiving portion defined by the outer circumferential surface. The receiving portion may include an internal vacuum portion that may be operatively connected to an external vacuum portion. The folding member may be configured to associate with the receiving portion of the folding roll. The folding member may include a groove portion, a bonding portion, and a plurality of apertures. The folding apparatus may be used to bond a discrete substrate on a second substrate. The discrete substrate may include one or more rugosities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald Herbert Helton, Darrell Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 10356497
    Abstract: A removable microphone and radio cover assembly is claimed for use in challenging or rugged environments to improve the consistency of communication. The removable microphone cover comprises of a main cover, layers of interchangeable media, a spacer and an attachment tab. In some configurations, the removable cover assembly may consist of multiple main covers or the main cover with a mounting assembly. It is desirable, therefore, to have a removable cover for handheld communication devices that can be manipulated, oriented or changed to adapt to changes in environmental conditions. It is also desirable for the user to be able to attach, cover or mount the removable cover on different or multiple handheld communications devices as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 10342717
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core comprises an absorbent material. The absorbent article further comprises a distribution material between the topsheet and the absorbent core. The distribution material is notionally divided in a front region, a back region and a middle region located between the front and the back region. Each of the front, back and middle regions is ? of the length of the distribution material. At least one of the front, back and middle regions of the distribution material comprises one or more layers. The one or more layers of the distribution material comprise a fibrous structure made of wet-laid fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrea Peri, Kenneth Michael Hamall, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Joerg Endres, Mattias Schmidt, Sandra Sautter, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Darrell Ian Brown, Ward William Ostendorf, Joseph Leslie Grolmes
  • Publication number: 20190201251
    Abstract: Absorbent articles herein may provide a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core may comprise at least one channel having a shape. The backsheet graphics may substantially match the shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Rodrigo ROSATI, Carsten Heinrich KREUZER, Hans Adolf JACKELS, Blanca ARIZTI, Ernesto G. BIANCHI, Donald Carroll ROE, Darrell Ian BROWN, Sarah Ann SANBORN, Theodore Cory FITES
  • Publication number: 20190138190
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques and architectures for evaluating conversations. In some instances, conversations with users, virtual assistants, and others may be analyzed to identify potential risks within a language model that is employed by the virtual assistants and other entities. The potential risks may be evaluated by administrators, users, systems, and others to identify potential issues with the language model that need to be addressed. This may allow the language model to be improved and enhance user experience with the virtual assistants and others that employ the language model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Beaver, Fred Brown, Casey Gossard
  • Publication number: 20180299044
    Abstract: An electrically isolating gasket is disclosed wherein a coating layer is disposed on at least one conductive surface, and in some embodiments, on all surfaces or at least all of the conductive surfaces. The electrically isolating gasket includes a core gasket component, a ring seal component, and a non-conductive inner seal component. The coating layer can be, for example, polyimide, polyamide, ceramic, and aluminum oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Ian Brown, Ryan Buttimer, T. Scott Tanner, Christopher Remley
  • Publication number: 20180287641
    Abstract: A cupped structure formed by walls having a cup shape are fastened to a radio to surround at least the speaker area of the radio with the walls. The sound is allowed to exit the radio through cupped structure. The sound exiting the cupped structure is amplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ian Brown
  • Publication number: 20180218002
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a method for searching a database. The application receives an input identifying one or more users. The application matches the input to one or more user accounts, each user account corresponding to a user that was identified. The application presents to a requestor public accounts of each identified user account. The application receives a keyword input that filters one or more files in the public accounts. The application receives an input that saves a search comprising the user accounts and the keyword input. The application queries the database using the search. The application presents to the requestor a list of all files found using the search. The application dynamically updates the list to include new files matching a criteria of the search as new files satisfying the search are uploaded to the database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Evan DEFFLEY, Ian BROWN
  • Publication number: 20180094756
    Abstract: An electrically isolating gasket is disclosed wherein a coating layer is disposed on at least one surface, and in some embodiments, on all surfaces, of the disc-shaped core gasket component of the electrically isolating gasket. The core gasket component can be made of a metallic material and may include one or more grooves in each axial surface of the core gasket component. When the core gasket component includes such grooves, the coating can be applied to all surfaces of the grooves as well as all other surfaces of the core gasket component so that the coating encapsulates the core gasket component. The coating layer can be, for example, polyimide, polyamide, ceramic, and aluminum oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ian Brown, Ryan Buttimer, T. Scott Tanner
  • Patent number: 9839562
    Abstract: Diapers, including infant diapers, training pants, and adult incontinence articles, and the like having a specific elastically stretchable transverse separator sheet for excrement separation and/or isolation away from the skin, and process for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Ian Brown, Sandra Freiboth, Rolf Hecker, Cornelia Beate Martynus, Janet Neton
  • Publication number: 20170345665
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a processing chamber having a substrate holder; a first gas delivery system configured to deliver a first source gas within the processing chamber; a second gas delivery system configured to deliver a second source gas within the processing chamber; an energy activation system; and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to control first processing parameters for delivery of the first source gas, control second processing parameters for delivery of the second source gas, control processing chamber parameters and energy activation system parameters to cause a reaction of the first source gas and the second source gas with a surface of one or more parts in the processing chamber to etch an atomic layer from the surface of the one or more parts in absence of a plasma, and control vacuum system parameters for removal of one or more reaction gases from the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jacques FAGUET, Trace Hurd, Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 9808827
    Abstract: Aspects of the methods and apparatuses herein involve applying fluids onto an advancing substrate. The apparatuses and methods herein may provide for the application of viscous fluids, such as adhesives, in pre-determined patterns to an advancing substrate. The fluid application apparatus may include a slot die applicator and a substrate carrier. The slot die applicator may include a slot opening, a first lip, and a second lip, the slot opening located between the first lip and the second lip. And the substrate carrier may be adapted to advance the substrate past the slot die applicator as the slot die applicator discharges adhesive onto the substrate. In operation, when a first surface of the substrate is disposed on the substrate carrier, the substrate carrier advances a second surface of the substrate past the slot opening of the slot die applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Darrell Ian Brown, John Andrew Strasemeier