Patents by Inventor James A. Clark

James A. Clark 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: 20220243454
    Abstract: An assembly for offsite construction of a building, a connector for use in such an assembly, along with a method of manufacture of such a connector, and a method of construction using the assembly. The connector includes first and second buttress elements defining, respectively, a first location portion and a second location portion. The first location portion and the second location portion are configured, respectively, to receive first and second structural elements extending at transverse angles to each other. The first and second buttress elements each has first and second opposite side walls defining an access space between them for a connector to be accessed. The second side wall of the first buttress element and the second side wall of the second buttress element together define a third location portion configured to receive a third structural element extending transversely to the first and second structural elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: David Clark, Anthony Illingsworth, Richard Crosby, James Cowell, Chris Hoggarth, Martin Harvey
  • Publication number: 20220229046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible specimen collection container for use with a toilet frame comprising: a sealable opening for receiving stool directly from a donor; a first compartment for receiving and holding stool, said first compartment coupled to said opening; a second compartment for collecting and holding fluid received from the donor through the sealable opening, the second compartment being in fluid communication with said first compartment and configured to substantially separate the fluid from the stool. At least one port may be connected to said first compartment and being configured to pass at least a portion of the stool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: EnteroBiotix Limited
    Inventors: James MCILROY, Gregor RUSSELL, Vlad MASALSKI, Helen STRANGE, Patricia DEL RIO, James CLARK, Nicolas ROBINSON, Gregor ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 11392525
    Abstract: Disaggregated computing architectures, platforms, and systems are provided herein. In one example, a method of operating a data processing system is provided. The method includes instructing a PCIe fabric communicatively coupling a plurality of physical computing components including PCIe devices and one or more PCIe switches to establish a first PCIe communication path between the management processor and a target PCIe device. The method also includes directing at least configuration data to the target PCIe device using the first PCIe communication path and instructing the PCIe fabric to remove the first PCIe communication path between the management processor and the target PCIe device. The method also includes instructing the PCIe fabric to establish a second PCIe communication path between a selected PCIe device and the target PCIe device configured according to the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Liqid Inc.
    Inventors: James Scott Cannata, Christopher R. Long, Phillip Clark, Sumit Puri
  • Patent number: 11383923
    Abstract: A shipping container is provided and includes a structural frame defining an interior, a transport refrigeration unit (TRU) and a control system. The TRU includes an inlet through which air is drawn from a lower region of the interior, a refrigeration unit configured to cool the air drawn from the lower region of the interior through the inlet and an outlet through which air cooled by the refrigeration unit is exhausted toward an upper region of the interior. The control system is configured to control an exhaustion of the air cooled by the refrigeration unit toward the upper region of the interior to maintain a predefined environmental condition within the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Chen, James Taeckens, Richard Clark, Fun Sin Chiou, Renze Elzinga, Terry Sau
  • Publication number: 20220206687
    Abstract: Disaggregated computing architectures, platforms, and systems are provided herein. In one example, a method includes instructing a communication fabric to establish a first logical partition in the communication fabric that includes a first processing device and a memory device, and directing transfer of configuration data for storage by the memory device over the first logical partition. After transfer of the configuration data, the method includes instructing the communication fabric to remove the first logical partition in the communication fabric, where the configuration data remains stored by the memory device after removal of the first logical partition. The method also includes instructing the communication fabric to establish a second logical partition in the communication fabric that includes at least a second processing device and the memory device comprising the configuration data, where the second processing device is operated using the configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Liqid Inc.
    Inventors: James Scott Cannata, Christopher R. Long, Phillip Clark, Sumit Puri
  • Publication number: 20220172705
    Abstract: A method for providing a frame-based mel spectral representation of speech includes receiving a text utterance having at least one word, and selecting a mel spectral embedding for the text utterance. Each word in the text utterance has at least one syllable and each syllable has at least one phoneme. For each phoneme, using the selected mel spectral embedding, the method also includes: predicting a duration of the corresponding phoneme by encoding linguistic features of the corresponding phoneme with a corresponding syllable embedding for the syllable that includes the corresponding phoneme; and generating a plurality of fixed-length predicted mel-frequency spectrogram frames based on the predicted duration for the corresponding phoneme. Each fixed-length predicted mel-frequency spectrogram frame representing mel-spectral information of the corresponding phoneme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Andrew James Clark, Chun-an Chan, Vincent Ping Leung Wan
  • Publication number: 20220108255
    Abstract: Assisted analytics, facilitates responding to a user selection of a measure that is calculated from a data set that is characterized by a plurality of dimensions of data, populating, with a processor a set of dimensions of the data with dimensions that contribute at least one data value to the user selected measure by calculating, for each dimension of the data in the set of dimensions of data a measure outlier threshold for a set of timeframe-specific values of the measure. This outlier threshold is applied, for each dimension of the data in the set of dimensions of data to calculate a dimension-specific outlier factor by aggregating timeframe-specific outlier weights for each timeframe in which a timeframe-specific value in the set of timeframe-specific values exceeds the measure outlier threshold. The results of this aggregation can be displayed in a ranked list of dimensions based on the dimension-specific outlier factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Frederick A. Powers, James Clark
  • Publication number: 20220092503
    Abstract: A measure factory for generating analytic measures includes data sets representing business activities arranged as columnar arrays with each column being associated with a distinct source rule that applies to the column when it is used as a data source. The measure factory includes factory rules that govern which operations on available data sources may be executed under what conditions in the measure factory, such as by taking into account the source rules and other applicable factory rules. A factory rule execution hierarchy governs the execution of ready factory rules that lack dependency on other factory rules before executing ready factory rules that have dependency on other factory rules. A script generation facility generates a script to process the plurality of factory rules according to the factory rule execution hierarchy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: James Clark, Frederick A. Powers, Daniel J. Jablonski, Matthew J. Gorman, George M. Dealy
  • Patent number: 11264010
    Abstract: A method for providing a frame-based mel spectral representation of speech includes receiving a text utterance having at least one word, and selecting a mel spectral embedding for the text utterance. Each word in the text utterance has at least one syllable and each syllable has at least one phoneme. For each phoneme, using the selected mel spectral embedding, the method also includes: predicting a duration of the corresponding phoneme by encoding linguistic features of the corresponding phoneme with a corresponding syllable embedding for the syllable that includes the corresponding phoneme; and generating a plurality of fixed-length predicted mel-frequency spectrogram frames based on the predicted duration for the corresponding phoneme. Each fixed-length predicted mel-frequency spectrogram frame representing mel-spectral information of the corresponding phoneme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Andrew James Clark, Chun-an Chan, Vincent Ping Leung Wan
  • Publication number: 20220051654
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an input text utterance to be synthesized into expressive speech having an intended prosody and a target voice and generating, using a first text-to-speech (TTS) model, an intermediate synthesized speech representation tor the input text utterance The intermediate synthesized speech representation possesses the intended prosody. The method also includes providing the intermediate synthesized speech representation to a second TTS model that includes an encoder portion and a decoder portion. The encoder portion is configured to encode the intermediate synthesized speech representation into an utterance embedding that specifies the intended prosody The decoder portion is configured to process the input text utterance and the utterance embedding to generate an output audio signal of expressive speech that has the intended prosody specified by the utterance embedding and speaker characteristics of the target voice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lev Finkelstein, Chun-an Chan, Byungha Chun, Ye Jia, Yu Zhang, Robert Andrew James Clark, Vincent Wan
  • Publication number: 20220034764
    Abstract: A removable gas sensor module is provided for a therapeutic gas delivery device. The gas sensor module includes a sample chamber which receives a sample gas from the therapeutic gas delivery device. A gas detection unit includes a plurality of sensors operable to measure at least one property of the sample gas. The sensors include two or more of a gas detection sensor, a humidity sensor, a temperature sensor, or a combination thereof. The gas sensor module is self-contained within the therapeutic gas delivery device and swappable with another gas sensor module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jaron Acker, Peter James Clark, Cedric Assambo, Michael McAtamney, John Klaus, Robin Roehl
  • Patent number: 11236250
    Abstract: The present application provides switchable, homogeneous paint composition and methods of painting and/or forming films or coatings using the composition. The composition includes a liquid having an aqueous solution and dissolved acid gas (e.g., carbonated water), and a switchable polymer. The switchable polymer converts from a protonated, water-soluble form in the liquid to a water-insoluble unprotonated form following removal or substantial removal of the liquid and acid gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Rui Resendes, Philip G. Jessop, Michael F. Cunningham, Bhanu Prakash Mudraboyina, Adam Michael Ozvald, Timothy James Clark, Brian Mariampillai, Yun Yang, Amy Marie Holland, Charles Howard Honeyman
  • Patent number: 11232310
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for detecting, classifying and tracking road users on frames of video data are provided. An object detection unit identifies an object in a frame of the video data. A pre-filtering unit determines whether the identifier associated to an object corresponds to another identifier associated to the same object in the same frame of the video data when the identifiers overlap. A tracking unit matches the identified object to a corresponding object in another frame of the video data, such that a path of the sequence of matched objects is tracked throughout the frames of the video data. A scenario unit determines a safety indicator that is a function of the risk indicators indicating interactions between road users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TRANSOFT SOLUTIONS (ITS) INC.
    Inventors: Sohail Zangenehpour, Luis Miranda-Moreno, Chiasen Chung, James Clark, Liqiang Ding
  • Patent number: 11188865
    Abstract: Assisted analytics, facilitates responding to a user selection of a measure that is calculated from a data set that is characterized by a plurality of dimensions of data, populating, with a processor a set of dimensions of the data with dimensions that contribute at least one data value to the user selected measure by calculating, for each dimension of the data in the set of dimensions of data a measure outlier threshold for a set of timeframe-specific values of the measure. This outlier threshold is applied, for each dimension of the data in the set of dimensions of data to calculate a dimension-specific outlier factor by aggregating timeframe-specific outlier weights for each timeframe in which a timeframe-specific value in the set of timeframe-specific values exceeds the measure outlier threshold. The results of this aggregation can be displayed in a ranked list of dimensions based on the dimension-specific outlier factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Dimensional Insight Incorporated
    Inventors: Frederick A. Powers, James Clark
  • Publication number: 20210366463
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating speech from text. One of the systems includes one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that when executed by one or more computers cause the one or more computers to implement: a sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural network configured to: receive a sequence of characters in a particular natural language, and process the sequence of characters to generate a spectrogram of a verbal utterance of the sequence of characters in the particular natural language; and a subsystem configured to: receive the sequence of characters in the particular natural language, and provide the sequence of characters as input to the sequence-to-sequence recurrent neural network to obtain as output the spectrogram of the verbal utterance of the sequence of characters in the particular natural language.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Bengio, Yuxuan Wang, Zongheng Yang, Zhifeng Chen, Yonghui Wu, Ioannis Agiomyrgiannakis, Ron J. Weiss, Navdeep Jaitly, Ryan M. Rifkin, Robert Andrew James Clark, Quoc V. Le, Russell J. Ryan, Ying Xiao
  • Publication number: 20210350795
    Abstract: A method for generating a prosodic representation includes receiving a text utterance having one or more words. Each word has at least one syllable having at least one phoneme. The method also includes generating, using a Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) model, a sequence of wordpiece embeddings and selecting an utterance embedding for the text utterance, the utterance embedding representing an intended prosody. Each wordpiece embedding is associated with one of the one or more words of the text utterance. For each syllable, using the selected utterance embedding and a prosody model that incorporates the BERT model, the method also includes generating a corresponding prosodic syllable embedding for the syllable based on the wordpiece embedding associated with the word that includes the syllable and predicting a duration of the syllable by encoding linguistic features of each phoneme of the syllable with the corresponding prosodic syllable embedding for the syllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tom Marius Kenter, Manish Kumar Sharma, Robert Andrew James Clark, Aliaksei Severyn
  • Patent number: 11164131
    Abstract: A measure factory for generating analytic measures includes data sets representing business activities arranged as columnar arrays with each column being associated with a distinct source rule that applies to the column when it is used as a data source. The measure factory includes factory rules that govern which operations on available data sources may be executed under what conditions in the measure factory, such as by taking into account the source rules and other applicable factory rules. A factory rule execution hierarchy governs the execution of ready factory rules that lack dependency on other factory rules before executing ready factory rules that have dependency on other factory rules. A script generation facility generates a script to process the plurality of factory rules according to the factory rule execution hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dimensional Insight Incorporated
    Inventors: James Clark, Frederick A. Powers, Daniel J. Jablonski, Matthew J. Gorman, George M. Dealy
  • Publication number: 20210307258
    Abstract: A cultivar growing system is disclosed that may comprise a plurality of chambers. Each chamber comprises a floor, walls and a ceiling. The chambers also support a plurality of cultivars. The chambers also include sensors that monitor light, temperature, humidity, leaf temperature, vapor pressure deficit, carbon dioxide, plus grow medium temperature, oxygen, pH level, total dissolved solids, and electrical conductivity, and nutrients in the chamber and lighting elements that supply light from the direction of the ceiling of the chamber. The chamber also includes an air supply that supplies air from the direction of the floor of the chamber and a nutrient supply that provides nutrients and water to the cultivars. The chamber may also include one or more control systems for controlling the lighting elements, air supply and nutrient supply, wherein the one or more control systems incorporates information from the sensors and a predetermined growth recipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James Clark, Steve Martin
  • Patent number: 11136351
    Abstract: The invention relates to alpha conotoxin (?-conotoxin) peptides and methods for their preparation. Also described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising alpha conotoxin (?-conotoxin) peptides and their use in the treatment or prevention of indications 5 associated with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and/or voltage gated calcium channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Richard James Clark, James Travis Daniel
  • Patent number: D956596
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Mark Siminoff, Ty Clark, Wen-Yo Lu, Andrew Louis Russell, Vinay Sao