Patents by Inventor James Fogarty

James Fogarty 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: 20180188085
    Abstract: By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily detected. The sensor, which can readily be coupled to a faucet bib, transmits an output signal to a computing device. Each such event can be identified by the device based by comparing characteristic features of the pressure transient waveform with previously observed characteristic features for events in the system. These characteristic features, which can include the varying pressure, derivative, and real Cepstrum of the pressure transient waveform, can be used to select a specific fixture where a valve open or close event has occurred. Flow to each fixture and leaks in the system can also be determined from the pressure transient signal. A second sensor disposed at a point disparate from the first sensor provides further event information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Shwetak N. PATEL, James A. FOGARTY, Jon E. FROEHLICH, Eric C. LARSON
  • Patent number: 9939299
    Abstract: By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily detected. The sensor, which can readily be coupled to a faucet bib, transmits an output signal to a computing device. Each such event can be identified by the device based by comparing characteristic features of the pressure transient waveform with previously observed characteristic features for events in the system. These characteristic features, which can include the varying pressure, derivative, and real Cepstrum of the pressure transient waveform, can be used to select a specific fixture where a valve open or close event has occurred. Flow to each fixture and leaks in the system can also be determined from the pressure transient signal. A second sensor disposed at a point disparate from the first sensor provides further event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, James A. Fogarty, Jon E. Froehlich, Eric C. Larson
  • Publication number: 20160146648
    Abstract: By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily detected. The sensor, which can readily be coupled to a faucet bib, transmits an output signal to a computing device. Each such event can be identified by the device based by comparing characteristic features of the pressure transient waveform with previously observed characteristic features for events in the system. These characteristic features, which can include the varying pressure, derivative, and real Cepstrum of the pressure transient waveform, can be used to select a specific fixture where a valve open or close event has occurred. Flow to each fixture and leaks in the system can also be determined from the pressure transient signal. A second sensor disposed at a point disparate from the first sensor provides further event information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, James A. Fogarty, Jon E. Froehlich, Eric C. Larson
  • Patent number: 9250105
    Abstract: By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily detected. The sensor, which can readily be coupled to a faucet bib, transmits an output signal to a computing device. Each such event can be identified by the device based by comparing characteristic features of the pressure transient waveform with previously observed characteristic features for events in the system. These characteristic features, which can include the varying pressure, derivative, and real Cepstrum of the pressure transient waveform, can be used to select a specific fixture where a valve open or close event has occurred. Flow to each fixture and leaks in the system can also be determined from the pressure transient signal. A second sensor disposed at a point disparate from the first sensor provides further event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, James A. Fogarty, Jon E. Froehlich, Eric C. Larson
  • Patent number: 9182981
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing real-time pixel-based reverse engineering of interface structures are disclosed herein. The system uses the pixels representing widgets and content of a user interface to analyze, interpret, and/or enhance the interface without requiring cooperation from the interface. The system captures pixel data and reverse engineers the composition and structure of the interface from the captured pixel data. Using the reverse engineered interface, generated based on the captured pixel data, the facility can identify and record user interactions with the interface, modify the display of the interface to meet user requirements, preferences, or customization options, or enhance the interface to provide functionality not otherwise available, etc. The system can perform these processes across a variety of interfaces regardless of their underlying implementation and without any modifications to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: James Fogarty, Morgan Dixon, Daniel Leventhal
  • Patent number: 9008446
    Abstract: An interactive concept learning image search technique that allows end-users to quickly create their own rules for re-ranking images based on the image characteristics of the images. The image characteristics can include visual characteristics as well as semantic features or characteristics, or may include a combination of both. End-users can then rank or re-rank any current or future image search results according to their rule or rules. End-users provide examples of images each rule should match and examples of images the rule should reject. The technique learns the common image characteristics of the examples, and any current or future image search results can then be ranked or re-ranked according to the learned rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Ashish Kapoor, Simon A. J. Winder, James A. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8457908
    Abstract: By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily detected. The sensor, which can readily be coupled to a faucet bib, transmits an output signal to a computing device. Each such event can be identified by the device based by comparing characteristic features of the pressure transient waveform with previously observed characteristic features for events in the system. These characteristic features, which can include the varying pressure, derivative, and real Cepstrum of the pressure transient waveform, can be used to select a specific fixture where a valve open or close event has occurred. Flow to each fixture and leaks in the system can also be determined from the pressure transient signal. A second sensor disposed at a point disparate from the first sensor provides further event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, James A. Fogarty, Jon E. Froehlich, Eric C. Larson
  • Patent number: 8387122
    Abstract: Access to resource(s) intended to be shared with specific groups of individuals is controlled using concise tests of shared knowledge instead of (or in addition) to accounts and access control lists. Users can readily learn the concept and choose questions that will control the access by the desired group with little effort. Such questions can be relatively secure to guesses by those not intended to have access, particularly if the number of allowed guesses is relatively limited. Users can generally predict the security of their questions, but sometimes underestimate the ability of attackers to use Web searching or enumeration to discover answers. In such cases, the system can automatically discover weak questions and then suggest alternatives. By lowering the threshold to access control, shared knowledge tests can enable more types of information to acquire collaborative value on the Internet and on other types of networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael Toomim, James Fogarty, James Landay, Nathan Morris, Xianhang Zhang, Tadayoshi Kohno
  • Publication number: 20120183206
    Abstract: An interactive concept learning image search technique that allows end-users to quickly create their own rules for re-ranking images based on the image characteristics of the images. The image characteristics can include visual characteristics as well as semantic features or characteristics, or may include a combination of both. End-users can then rank or re-rank any current or future image search results according to their rule or rules. End-users provide examples of images each rule should match and examples of images the rule should reject. The technique learns the common image characteristics of the examples, and any current or future image search results can then be ranked or re-ranked according to the learned rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Ashish Kapoor, Simon A. J. Winder, James A. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8165406
    Abstract: An interactive concept learning image search technique that allows end-users to quickly create their own rules for re-ranking images based on the image characteristics of the images. The image characteristics can include visual characteristics as well as semantic features or characteristics, or may include a combination of both. End-users can then rank or re-rank any current or future image search results according to their rule or rules. End-users provide examples of images each rule should match and examples of images the rule should reject. The technique learns the common image characteristics of the examples, and any current or future image search results can then be ranked or re-ranked according to the learned rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Ashish Kapoor, Simon A. J. Winder, James A. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20110126158
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing real-time pixel-based reverse engineering of interface structures are disclosed herein. The system uses the pixels representing widgets and content of a user interface to analyze, interpret, and/or enhance the interface without requiring cooperation from the interface. The system captures pixel data and reverse engineers the composition and structure of the interface from the captured pixel data. Using the reverse engineered interface, generated based on the captured pixel data, the facility can identify and record user interactions with the interface, modify the display of the interface to meet user requirements, preferences, or customization options, or enhance the interface to provide functionality not otherwise available, etc. The system can perform these processes across a variety of interfaces regardless of their underlying implementation and without any modifications to the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
    Inventors: James Fogarty, Morgan Dixon, Daniel Leventhal
  • Publication number: 20100313958
    Abstract: By monitoring pressure transients in a liquid within a liquid distribution system using only a single sensor, events such as the opening and closing of valves at specific fixtures are readily detected. The sensor, which can readily be coupled to a faucet bib, transmits an output signal to a computing device. Each such event can be identified by the device based by comparing characteristic features of the pressure transient waveform with previously observed characteristic features for events in the system. These characteristic features, which can include the varying pressure, derivative, and real Cepstrum of the pressure transient waveform, can be used to select a specific fixture where a valve open or close event has occurred. Flow to each fixture and leaks in the system can also be determined from the pressure transient signal. A second sensor disposed at a point disparate from the first sensor provides further event information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Shwetak N. Patel, James A. Fogarty, Jon E. Froehlich, Eric C. Larson
  • Publication number: 20090288150
    Abstract: Access to resource(s) intended to be shared with specific groups of individuals is controlled using concise tests of shared knowledge instead of (or in addition) to accounts and access control lists. Users can readily learn the concept and choose questions that will control the access by the desired group with little effort. Such questions can be relatively secure to guesses by those not intended to have access, particularly if the number of allowed guesses is relatively limited. Users can generally predict the security of their questions, but sometimes underestimate the ability of attackers to use Web searching or enumeration to discover answers. In such cases, the system can automatically discover weak questions and then suggest alternatives. By lowering the threshold to access control, shared knowledge tests can enable more types of information to acquire collaborative value on the Internet and on other types of networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: University of Washington
    Inventors: Michael Toomim, James Fogarty, James Landay, Nathan Morris, Xianhang Zhang, Tadayoshi Kohno
  • Publication number: 20090154795
    Abstract: An interactive concept learning image search technique that allows end-users to quickly create their own rules for re-ranking images based on the image characteristics of the images. The image characteristics can include visual characteristics as well as semantic features or characteristics, or may include a combination of both. End-users can then rank or re-rank any current or future image search results according to their rule or rules. End-users provide examples of images each rule should match and examples of images the rule should reject. The technique learns the common image characteristics of the examples, and any current or future image search results can then be ranked or re-ranked according to the learned rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Desney S. Tan, Ashish Kapoor, Simon A. J. Winder, James A. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20070240451
    Abstract: A cooling system for high temperature superconductor equipment comprising a cryocooler in heat exchange relationship with the high temperature superconductor equipment, and an air separation unit in heat exchange relationship with the cryocooler, the system arranged such that heat from the high temperature superconductor equipment is rejected to said air separation unit via the cryocooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: James Fogarty, Albert Steinbach, James Bray, John Urbahn, Richard Depuy
  • Publication number: 20070236094
    Abstract: An electrical machine to facilitate transporting fluids through a pipeline is provided. The electrical machine includes a rotor assembly that further includes an array of magnets configured to generate a distributed magnetic field. The rotor assembly has corrosion-resistant features that facilitates mitigating deleterious effects to the rotor assembly while being exposed to aggressive and harsh fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Kaminski, Charles Stephens, James Fogarty, Jeremy Dam, John Yagielski, Konrad Weeber
  • Publication number: 20070200438
    Abstract: An electrical machine to facilitate transporting fluids through a pipeline is provided. The machine includes a stator, a rotor magnetically coupled to the stator, and a housing enclosing the rotor and the stator. The housing includes a wall that facilitates channeling a first fluid at a first pressure through a portion of the housing. The machine also includes a stator enclosure defined by at least one wall that facilitates maintaining a second fluid within the stator enclosure. The stator enclosure is positioned within the electric machine housing. The stator enclosure has at least one wall that substantially isolates the second fluid from the first fluid such that only the second fluid is in flow communication with the stator. The stator enclosure has at least one wall that facilitates heat transfer from the second fluid to the first fluid. At least a portion of at least one of the stator enclosure walls is configured to facilitate equalizing the first pressure and the second pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Kaminski, Blake Wilson, James Fogarty, Emil Jarczynski, William Gerstler, John Yagielski, Konrad Weeber
  • Publication number: 20070110596
    Abstract: A compressor assembly for use in transporting natural gas is provided. The assembly includes a natural gas compressor comprising at least one stage of compression, a permanent magnet-type super-synchronous motor coupled to the natural gas compressor for powering said compressor, and a housing, the compressor positioned within the housing, and the compressor configured to facilitate increasing a pressure of natural gas being transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Konrad Weeber, Christopher Kaminski, Yu Wang, James Fogarty, Ralph Carl, Charles Stephens
  • Publication number: 20070085427
    Abstract: A portable power system has a turbine engine generating mechanical energy. A homopolar electrical machine receives this energy. The homopolar electrical machine has a single stationary superconducting field coil configured to create a magnetic field. A homopolar rotor is configured to rotate within the magnetic field such that a rotating magnetic field is created in a stationary winding by interaction of the rotating permeance wave produced by the homopolar rotor and the magnetic field produced by the single stationary field coil. The homopolar electrical machine is configured as a generator and produces electrical power for the portable power system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Kirubaharan Sivasubramaniam, Evangelos Laskaris, James Bray, James Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20060160056
    Abstract: A system for electronically administering a certification program includes a server capable of being remotely accessed by workstations, a memory unit, and a programmable processor. The processor has training, maintenance and administration modules that use training, maintenance, and administrative content stored in the memory unit to perform various certification program-related functions. With the system, administrators are enabled to easily perform tasks like scheduling, updating and reviewing completion of training and maintenance, viewing test results and feedback, and responding to questions. Other users, like employees receiving training and performing maintenance, can use the system to have a training course administered or use the system to have interactive maintenance procedures provided. Problems during testing or maintenance can be alleviated by linking to appropriate training course subject matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventor: James Fogarty