Patents by Inventor James Thompson

James Thompson 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: 10445585
    Abstract: The targeted selection of certain representative images from content is described. In one example case, images in video content are first attributed a quality score based on an image quality factor, such as the brightness and contrast of the images. A subset of the images are identified as episodic image candidates using an image quality threshold. Image scores of one or more of the episodic image candidates are scaled based on one or more episodic image selection factors. Episodic images for the video content are selected from among the episodic image candidates using one or more episodic image selection rules. In some cases, a number of the episodic images are filtered out, for example, as being too similar to each other or for failing to be distinguishable from episodic images of other content. The episodic images are provided for use as representative images for the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Matthew Ludden, Mitchell Thompson
  • Patent number: 10447712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a data analysis system that may automatically generate memory-efficient clustered data structures, automatically analyze those clustered data structures, automatically tag and group those clustered data structures, and provide results of the automated analysis and grouping in an optimized way to an analyst. The automated analysis of the clustered data structures (also referred to herein as data clusters) may include an automated application of various criteria or rules so as to generate a tiled display of the groups of related data clusters such that the analyst may quickly and efficiently evaluate the groups of data clusters. In particular, the groups of data clusters may be dynamically re-grouped and/or filtered in an interactive user interface so as to enable an analyst to quickly navigate among information associated with various groups of data clusters and efficiently evaluate those data clusters in the context of, for example, a fraud investigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Visbal, James Thompson, Marvin Sum, Jason Ma, Bing Jie Fu, Ilya Nepomnyashchiy, Devin Witherspoon, Victoria Lai, Steven Berler, Alexei Smaliy, Suchan Lee
  • Publication number: 20190311558
    Abstract: A non-integrated monitoring device and method for monitoring a subject vehicle includes monitoring, via a non-integrated sensor, a physical parameter being emitted from the subject vehicle. The physical parameter being emitted from the subject vehicle is analyzed to determine a dynamic signature for the subject vehicle. A baseline signature for the subject vehicle is obtained, and compared to the dynamic signature for the subject vehicle. Occurrence of a fault in a subsystem of the subject vehicle is detected based upon the comparing of the baseline signature for the subject vehicle and the dynamic signature for the subject vehicle, and the occurrence of the fault is communicated to an operator of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Anil Bika, Azeem Sarwar, Nathan Thompson, Jason Prince, James J. Kelly, III, Steven J. Samolinski
  • Publication number: 20190307208
    Abstract: Articles of footwear and methods of making articles of footwear including one or more continuous threads wound around anchor points. The winding of the one or more continuous threads forms a thread pattern that imparts desired characteristics to components of the article of footwear. Thread lines of the thread pattern may be bonded together. In some embodiments, thread lines may be bonded with a bonding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Fionn Jonathan Corcoran-Tadd, Benjamin William Kleiman, Ian James Hennebery, Keith Paul Thompson, Peter David Cauwood, Peter Georg Laitenberger, Sam Jackson Conklin, Luke Alexander Lowrey
  • Patent number: 10434242
    Abstract: A cover for a drug container piston array includes a plurality of cover sections configured for positioning over the drug container piston array. Each cover section includes an elongated cover section body having an open base end and a closed capped end, and a plurality of base sections or a web positioned between the plurality of cover sections and coupled to each base end. Packaging assemblies including a cover and a piston nest are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC., DAIKYO SEIKO, LTD.
    Inventors: James Thompson, Timothy Brommer, Hideaki Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20190298334
    Abstract: A system and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device and a plurality of anchor assemblies. The delivery system is configured to deliver a first anchor using loaded energy and reload the energy required to deliver an addition anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Catanese, III, Theodore Bender, Robert George, Floria Cheng, Jolene Cutts, Ling-Kang Tong, Michael Gearhart, Matthew McLean, James Niederjohn, Brian Y. Tachibana, Ben Thompson
  • Patent number: 10426367
    Abstract: The invention features a vital sign monitor that includes: 1) a hardware control component featuring a microprocessor that operates an interactive, icon-driven GUI on an LCD; and, 2) a sensor component that connects to the control component through a shielded coaxial cable. The sensor features: 1) an optical component that generates a first signal; 2) a plurality electrical components (e.g. electrodes) that generate a second signal; and, 3) an acoustic component that generates a third signal. The microprocessor runs compiled computer code that operates: 1) the touch panel LCD; 2) a graphical user interface that includes multiple icons corresponding to different software operations; 3) a file-management system for storing and retrieving vital sign information; and 4) USB and short-range wireless systems for transferring data to and from the device to a PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SOTERA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Banet, Marshal Singh Dhillon, Andrew Stanley Terry, Michael James Thompson, Zhou Zhou, Henk Visser, II, Adam Michael Fleming
  • Patent number: 10428204
    Abstract: Polyolefin compositions useful for construction articles for outdoor use, for instance house siding, cladding, soffit or roofing. The compositions comprise a polyolefin substrate which has incorporated therein one or more additives selected from the group consisting of a) one or more ultraviolet light absorbers, b) one or more hindered amine light stabilizers and c) one or more antioxidants. Advantageously, the polyolefin substrate also has incorporated therein d) one or more colorants, e) one or more fillers, f) one or more flame retardants and optionally g) one or more antimicrobial compounds. The compositions exhibit certain performance levels according to standard tests, for example impact strength of >35 in-lb per ASTM D4226, coefficient of linear thermal expansion of <4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Andrews, Joseph James Fay, Roswell Easton King, Mohammad Zafar, Zhisheng Chen, Thomas Friend Thompson, Feng Zuo
  • Patent number: 10426509
    Abstract: A system and associated method for altering or destroying tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders. In one aspect, the system includes a device configured to deploy devices for altering the lobes of a prostate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Merrick, Joseph Catanese, III, Ling-Kang Tong, Floria Cheng, Michael Gearhart, Matthew McLean, Brian Y. Tachibana, Ben Thompson, James W. Niederjohn
  • Patent number: 10432235
    Abstract: A multiplexing system can include a first diplexer and a second diplexer. The first diplexer can be configured to filter a first transmit signal received at the first transmit terminal to a first cellular frequency band and output the filtered first transmit signal at the first common terminal. The first diplexer can be further configured to filter a first receive signal to a second cellular frequency band and output the filtered first receive signal at the first receive terminal input. The second diplexer can be configured to filter a second transmit signal received at the second transmit terminal to the second cellular frequency band and output the filtered second transmit signal at the second common terminal. The second diplexer can be further configured to filter a second receive signal to the first cellular frequency band and output the filtered second receive signal at the second receive terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip H. Thompson, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Joshua James Caron
  • Publication number: 20190295106
    Abstract: A system and method of providing web pages of ranked organization to a user. The user may update data about an organization which will cause the ranking to be changed and the webpage regenerated. The system may inform the user or other users of changes to the ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: 0934781 B.C. Ltd
    Inventors: Ali Davar, Simon James Hewitt, David Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 10415046
    Abstract: The present invention claims methods for the stable integration of exogenous DNA into a specific locus, E32, in the maize genome through the use of zinc finger nucleases. Maize plants and plant parts that were transformed by the methods of the invention are claimed. The invention is useful for creating desirable traits such as herbicide resistance, herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, insect tolerance, disease resistance, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, and stress resistance in maize The E32 locus represents a superior site for inserting foreign genes because native agronomic phenotypes are not disturbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: W. Michael Ainley, James W. Bing, David R. Corbin, Steven L. Evans, Joseph F. Petolino, Lakshmi Sastry-Dent, Steven A. Thompson, Steven R. Webb, Mary E. Welter, Ning Zhou
  • Patent number: 10414550
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a synthetic closure for a product-retaining container constructed for being inserted and securely retained in a portal-forming neck of said container, said closure comprising at least a core member comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer, and at least one peripheral layer at least partially surrounding and intimately bonded to at least one surface of the core member, said peripheral layer comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer, wherein the synthetic closure is formed by extrusion, and at least one of the core member and the peripheral layer comprises a plurality of cells, and wherein the synthetic closure comprises cork powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: VINVENTIONS USA, LLC
    Inventors: Olav Marcus Aagaard, Damon James Bost, Sandra Davidts, Malcolm Joseph Thompson, Katherine Campbell Glasgow
  • Patent number: 10416267
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining a time origin of an input RF pulse of a plurality of input RF pulses. The method includes generating an RF echo based on the plurality of input RF pulses, a time-duration between the input RF pulses being controllable in order to determine a time instance corresponding to an ideal position of the RF echo. The method further includes acquiring a data signal corresponding to a scan of a subject, and computing a time-difference between a measured peak of the acquired data signal and the time instance corresponding to the ideal position of the RF echo, the computed time difference corresponding to a measure of a time-shift of an effective magnetic center of the input RF pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew James Wheaton, Michael R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10409560
    Abstract: Source code of a graph analysis program expressed in a platform-independent language which supports linear algebra primitives is obtained. An executable version of the program is generated, which includes an invocation of a function of a parallel programming library optimized for a particular hardware platform. A result of executing the program is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Bebee, Bryan B. Thompson, Thomas James Lewis, Olaf Hartig
  • Publication number: 20190265570
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are presented for controlling ambient light transmission through electrochromic devices comprising a plurality of dimmable zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: David Michael Whittingham, Douglas James Barker, Sarah Elizabeth Thompson
  • Patent number: D855252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Robert Mark Brett Coulton, Daniel John Thompson, Christopher Daniel Currer Wilkinson, Andrea Ee-Va Lim, Peter David Gammack, Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Alexander Stuart Knox, Jeremy Adam Tomas Ellis-Gray, Jonathan James Harvey Heffer, Annmarie Rita Nicolson, Nicholas Giles Wilkins
  • Patent number: D855651
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Murray A. Reicher, James Thompson, John James Schumacher, Silvia Mihaela Dragomir
  • Patent number: D856653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: James Thompson
  • Patent number: D857362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: James Thompson