Patents by Inventor J. Fletcher

J. Fletcher 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: 20190347125
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, methods, and apparatuses for heterogeneous computing are described. In some embodiments, a hardware heterogeneous scheduler dispatches instructions for execution on one or more plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, the instructions corresponding to a code fragment to be processed by the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements, wherein the instructions are native instructions to at least one of the one or more of the plurality of heterogeneous processing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh M. SANKARAN, Gilbert NEIGER, Narayan RANGANATHAN, Stephen R. VAN DOREN, Joseph NUZMAN, Niall D. MCDONNELL, Michael A. O'HANLON, Lokpraveen B. MOSUR, Tracy Garrett DRYSDALE, Eriko NURVITADHI, Asit K. MISHRA, Ganesh VENKATESH, Deborah T. MARR, Nicholas P. CARTER, Jonathan D. PEARCE, Edward T. GROCHOWSKI, Richard J. GRECO, Robert VALENTINE, Jesus CORBAL, Thomas D. FLETCHER, Dennis R. BRADFORD, Dwight P. MANLEY, Mark J. CHARNEY, Jeffrey J. COOK, Paul CAPRIOLI, Koichi YAMADA, Kent D. GLOSSOP, David B. SHEFFIELD
  • Patent number: 10457328
    Abstract: A safety system for a vehicle providing a road departure protection feature comprises a camera, mounted to the vehicle to provide a view of a driving direction of the vehicle, and an electronic control unit connected to the camera. The electronic control unit includes instructions for analyzing the image and comparing the roadway path to the predicted vehicle path. The electronic control unit determines a vehicle roadway departure is occurring when the predicted vehicle path differs from the roadway path by a predetermined threshold, and then determines at least one corrective action to return the vehicle path to the roadway path. The safety system sends instructions to apply at least one corrective action with at least an electronic stability control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy J McClain, Dominik Froehlich, David Leslie Agnew, Ibro Muharemovic, Graham Lanier Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190307540
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus;for stabilizing a bite fork in a patient's mouth. The apparatus may comprise an elastically deformable bite fork stabilizer. The elastically deformable bite fork stabilizer may comprise an elastically deformable layer, an adhesive layer on one side of the elastically deformable layer, and a removable layer adhered to the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Gayle J. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190304238
    Abstract: An intelligent shelf comprising: a top platform; an electronics module including: one or more sensors for sensing presence of content on the top platform; a wireless communication chip for enabling data communication over a network; a display screen for displaying dynamic messages based on the data communication and the sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Keenwawa, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J Ambauen, May Kay Cheung, Jacob Riddley Felser, Marina Isabel Fernandez Rodriguez, Ryan Wertz Fletcher, Jason Fruy, Seth Heltsley, Aaron Michael Kolysko, Justin Scott Laughland, Nora Naranjo, Corrine Savaiano, Mark Edward Fleschler, Michael Terry Brust, Sara Katherine Vredevoogd, Gregory Donald Giacovelli, JR., Ana Maria Varela, Jeffrey Todd Spitulnik, Thien Hua Truong
  • Patent number: 10430862
    Abstract: A client device retrieves a retail page listing products for sale by an online retailer. The client device receives a selection of a product from a user and displays extended information about the product in an extended product page near the product. The extended information includes a template with images of the product and advertising copy for the product to provide a compelling, magazine-like view of the product. The user may add the product to a bag that provides a staging area for a group of products prior to purchase. The user may visit additional retailers and add products from those retailers to the bag that provides a unified view of the products from across the various retailers. When a user is ready to purchase the products in the bag, a purchase flow is initiated at each online retailer for the products at that retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EOScart LLC
    Inventors: Sarah R. Fletcher, David J. Sturman
  • Publication number: 20190290075
    Abstract: A moulding usable in a corner joint between two structures features a base stem for adherence to the first structure using double-sided tape, and a cap attached to a proximal end of the base stem for placement against an outer surface of the second structure. The base stem features a break line at which a distal portion of the base stem can be cut, snapped or torn from a proximal portion of the base stem. If a sufficiently sized gap is present between the first and second structures, the base stem is left fully intact and inserted into the gap. In the absence of a sufficient gap, the distal portion of the base stem is detached at the break line, reducing to the base stem to a size that fits between the cap and the outer surface of the second structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Donald J. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190283756
    Abstract: Vehicle systems and methods for assisting a driver making a turn at an intersection are disclosed. In one embodiment, a vehicle includes a plurality of sensors configured to output a plurality of operational signals, one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors. The processors store machine-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to receive a signal indicating a driver of the vehicle is attempting to make a turn at an intersection. The processors are further caused to access a behavioral profile that is representative of the intersection. The processors are also caused to develop a perception as well as a risk associated with the intersection based on the plurality of operational signals from the plurality of sensors and the behavioral profile of the intersection. The processors are further caused to calculate at least one maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Leonard, Stephen G. McGill, Luke S. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190274609
    Abstract: A biological fluid sampling transfer device adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the biological fluid sampling transfer device is able to separate a plasma portion from a cellular portion. After separation, the biological fluid sampling transfer device is able to transfer the plasma portion of the blood sample to a point-of-care testing device. The biological fluid sampling transfer device also provides a closed sampling and transfer system that reduces the exposure of a blood sample and provides fast mixing of a blood sample with a sample stabilizer. The biological fluid sampling transfer device is engageable with a blood testing device for closed transfer of a portion of the plasma portion from the biological fluid sampling transfer device to the blood testing device. The blood testing device is adapted to receive the plasma portion to analyze the blood sample and obtain test results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley M. Wilkinson, Daniel J. Marchiarullo, Gary D. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10385603
    Abstract: A window positioning apparatus for a vehicle comprising a window panel, a frame in which the window panel is guided between a closed position closing a window opening in the frame and an open position opening the window opening, and a multi-stage telescoping screw actuator mechanism connected between the window panel and the frame, the actuator mechanism being extendible to move the window panel from its open position to its closed position and collapsible to move the window panel from its closed position to its open position. The multi-stage telescoping screw actuator mechanism includes a plurality of screw members of progressively decreasing diameter respectively telescopically disposed within a next adjacent screw member of larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Fletcher, Christopher R. Vargas, Alexander M. Pankiw, Michael D. Bridges, Thomas J. Baric, Jeremiah K. Miller, Andrew C. McClelland, Daniel H. Craft
  • Publication number: 20190240808
    Abstract: A method of making conglomerate abrasive particles includes: providing agglomerate abrasive particles comprising mineral particles in a first vitreous binder; combining the agglomerate abrasive particles with a second vitreous binder material precursor to form precursor conglomerate abrasive particles; and heating the precursor conglomerate abrasive particles to convert the second vitreous binder material precursor into a second vitreous binder, different from the first vitreous binder, thereby forming the conglomerate abrasive particles. The first vitreous binder differs from the second vitreous binder by at least one of: i) elemental composition, or ii) an intrinsic physical property; and wherein the conglomerate abrasive particles can pass through a testing sieve having one-millimeter openings. Conglomerate abrasive particles preparable by the method, and abrasive articles containing them, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kasai, John J. Gagliardi, Timothy D. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190220010
    Abstract: A method of collecting data regarding the operation of a vehicle that includes receiving sensor data regarding one or more objects or events in a surrounding environment using one or more vehicle sensors, classifying, by one or more processors, the one or more detected objects or events, generating one or more vehicle inquiries based on the classification of the one or more detected objects or events, presenting one or more vehicle inquiries, and receiving user feedback to the one or more vehicle inquiries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Leonard, Simon A.I. Stent, Luke S. Fletcher, Stephen G. McGill
  • Patent number: 10342471
    Abstract: A biological fluid sampling transfer device adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample is disclosed. After collecting the blood sample, the biological fluid sampling transfer device is able to separate a plasma portion from a cellular portion. After separation, the biological fluid sampling transfer device is able to transfer the plasma portion of the blood sample to a point-of-care testing device. The biological fluid sampling transfer device also provides a closed sampling and transfer system that reduces the exposure of a blood sample and provides fast mixing of a blood sample with a sample stabilizer. The biological fluid sampling transfer device is engageable with a blood testing device for closed transfer of a portion of the plasma portion from the biological fluid sampling transfer device to the blood testing device. The blood testing device is adapted to receive the plasma portion to analyze the blood sample and obtain test results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bradley M. Wilkinson, Daniel J. Marchiarullo, Gary D. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190179228
    Abstract: An imprinting system and method. An illumination system for imprinting, during a first period of time, that illuminates a first portion of boundary region that surrounds a pattern region with a thickening dosage of light that is within a first dose range, such that the fluid in the first portion of the boundary region does not solidify but does increase a viscosity of the fluid. The illumination system, during a second period of time, illuminates the pattern region with a curing dosage of light that is within a second dose range higher than the first dose range. Prior to illumination, the imprinting includes dispensing droplets and holding a template with a template chuck such that the template contact the droplets and the droplets merge and form a fluid front that spreads through the pattern region and towards the boundary region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Niyaz Khusnatdinov, Edward Brian Fletcher, Craig William Cone, Douglas J. Resnick, Zhengmao Ye
  • Patent number: 10315289
    Abstract: A method of making conglomerate abrasive particles includes: providing agglomerate abrasive particles comprising mineral particles in a first vitreous binder; combining the agglomerate abrasive particles with a second vitreous binder material precursor to form precursor conglomerate abrasive particles; and heating the precursor conglomerate abrasive particles to convert the second vitreous binder material precursor into a second vitreous binder, different from the first vitreous binder, thereby forming the conglomerate abrasive particles. The first vitreous binder differs from the second vitreous binder by at least one of: i) elemental composition, or ii) an intrinsic physical property; and wherein the conglomerate abrasive particles can pass through a testing sieve having one-millimeter openings. Conglomerate abrasive particles preparable by the method, and abrasive articles containing them, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kasai, John J. Gagliardi, Timothy D. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10300122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Neisseria ORF2086 proteins, crossreactive immunogenic proteins which can be isolated from nesserial strains or prepared recombinantly, including immunogenic portions thereof, biological equivalents thereof, antibodies that immunospecifically bind to the foregoing and nucleic acid sequences encoding each of the foregoing, as well as the use of same in immunogenic compositions that are effective against infection by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wyeth Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Gary W. Zlotnick, Leah Diane Fletcher, John Erwin Farley, Liesel A. Bernfield, Robert J. Zagursky, Benjamin J. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20190151431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Neisseria ORF2086 proteins, crossreactive immunogenic proteins which can be isolated from nesserial strains or prepared recombinantly, including immunogenic portions thereof, biological equivalents thereof, antibodies that immunospecifically bind to the foregoing and nucleic acid sequences encoding each of the foregoing, as well as the use of same in immunogenic compositions that are effective against infection by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gary W. Zlotnick, Leah D. Fletcher, John E. Farley, Liesel A. Bernfield, Robert J. Zagursky, Benjamin J. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 10298558
    Abstract: An access manager manages access to a resource. At a first time, the access manager designates a variable attribute associated with a recurring public event as a shared secret between the access manager and a user. At a second time occurring after the first time, the access manager receives a shared key from the user. As received, the shared key is based on a value of the variable attribute associated with the recurring public event at a most recent recurrence of the recurring public event relative to the second time. The access manager evaluates the shared key. In response to the evaluation, the access manager grants or denies the user access to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Barkie, Benjamin L. Fletcher, Andrew P. Wyskida
  • Patent number: 10235143
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and/or computer program product generates a predictive data structure for an application when operating offline in a network connected data processing system, the application comprising source code having an execution path. The method comprises: determining an exit point within the source code of the application; determining, from the exit point, an execution path comprising at least one conditional statement; identifying one or more branches of the at least one identified conditional statement and for each identified branch determining an expected response; for each determined expected response, generating a data structure from the response; continuing along the execution path of the source code from the exit point and replacing each request for a resource in the source code with a pointer to the generated data structure; and executing the source code with the pointer to the generated data structure from the determined exit point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20190073199
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and/or computer program product generates a predictive data structure for an application when operating offline in a network connected data processing system, the application comprising source code having an execution path. The method comprises: determining an exit point within the source code of the application; determining, from the exit point, an execution path comprising at least one conditional statement; identifying one or more branches of the at least one identified conditional statement and for each identified branch determining an expected response; for each determined expected response, generating a data structure from the response; continuing along the execution path of the source code from the exit point and replacing each request for a resource in the source code with a pointer to the generated data structure; and executing the source code with the pointer to the generated data structure from the determined exit point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10205708
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods for digital content protection and security in multi-computer networks are provided. In one embodiment, a system for cryptographic digital content protection and security is disclosed. The system may include at least one processor, and a storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, configure the at least one processor to determine specifications of a computer terminal, determine a status of the computer terminal as a public terminal or a private terminal, identify sensitive information in a data transmission, generate output instructions associated with the sensitive information, and provide the data transmission and the output instructions to the computer terminal over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELETRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Rodger J Fletcher, Prabhuvel Kandaswamy, Raghuram Ramesh