Patents by Inventor Jeffrey G. Hopkins

Jeffrey G. Hopkins 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: 10703156
    Abstract: A suspension system for a vehicle is provided. The suspension system includes a first chassis rail extending longitudinally in an axial direction of the vehicle. The suspension system also includes a second chassis rail extending longitudinally in the axial direction of the vehicle. The suspension system further includes a transverse beam coupled to the first chassis rail and the second chassis rail. The suspension system yet further includes at least one leaf spring extending in a transverse direction of the vehicle, the at least one leaf spring having a spring rate that is actively variable. The suspension system also includes a fulcrum locator operatively coupled to the at least one leaf spring and to the transverse beam, the fulcrum locator in a sliding relationship with the at least leaf one spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RASSINI SUSPENSIONES, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Berlingieri, Brian R. Brothers, Jose G. Delgado, Ramon Heberto Diego Guedea, Robert W. Friedrichs, Chris Galea, Jeffrey S. Hopkins, Ananth K. Kota, Jesus Ernesto Meza, Jose Roberto Frausto Rodriguez, Jose G. Ruiz Juarez, Ronald J. Willemsen, James N. Zeimet
  • Publication number: 20200047577
    Abstract: A suspension system for a vehicle is provided. The suspension system includes a first chassis rail extending longitudinally in an axial direction of the vehicle. The suspension system also includes a second chassis rail extending longitudinally in the axial direction of the vehicle. The suspension system further includes a transverse beam coupled to the first chassis rail and the second chassis rail. The suspension system yet further includes at least one leaf spring extending in a transverse direction of the vehicle, the at least one leaf spring having a spring rate that is actively variable. The suspension system also includes a fulcrum locator operatively coupled to the at least one leaf spring and to the transverse beam, the fulcrum locator in a sliding relationship with the at least leaf one spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Berlingieri, Brian R. Brothers, Jose G. Delgado, Ramon Heberto Diego Guedea, Robert W. Friedrichs, Chris Galea, Jeffrey S. Hopkins, Ananth K. Kota, Jesus Ernesto Meza, Jose Roberto Frausto Rodriguez, Jose G. Ruiz Juarez, Ronald J. Willemsen, James N. Zeimet
  • Publication number: 20190325024
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Patent number: 10133726
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Patent number: 10127223
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Patent number: 9251129
    Abstract: A system and method may be disclosed for facilitating the creation or modification of a document by providing a mechanism for locating relevant data from external sources and organizing and incorporating some or all of said data into the document. In the method for reusing data, there may be a set of documents that may be queried, where each document may be divided into a plurality of sections. A plurality of section text groups may be formed based on the set of documents, where each section text group may be associated with a respective section from the plurality of sections and each section group includes a plurality of items. Each item may be associated with a respective section from each document of the set of documents. A selected item within a selected section text group may be focused. The selected item may be extracted to a current document. The current document may be exported to a host application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Cameron Fordyce, Sean Gervais, Roubik Manoukian, Harry J. Ogrinc, Robert G. Titemore, Jeffrey G. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8370734
    Abstract: A system and method may be disclosed for facilitating the creation or modification of a document by providing a mechanism for locating relevant data from external sources and organizing and incorporating some or all of said data into the document. In the method for reusing data, there may be a set of documents that may be queried, where each document may be divided into a plurality of sections. A plurality of section text groups may be formed based on the set of documents, where each section text group may be associated with a respective section from the plurality of sections and each section group includes a plurality of items. Each item may be associated with a respective section from each document of the set of documents. A selected item within a selected section text group may be focused. The selected item may be extracted to a current document. The current document may be exported to a host application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Dictaphone Corporation.
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Cameron Fordyce, Sean Gervais, Roubik Manoukian, Harry J. Ogrinc, Robert G. Titemore, Jeffrey G. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8290958
    Abstract: A system and method may be disclosed for facilitating the creation or modification of a document by providing a mechanism for locating relevant data from external sources and organizing and incorporating some or all of said data into the document. In the method for reusing data, there may be a set of documents that may be queried, where each document may be divided into a plurality of sections. A plurality of section text groups may be formed based on the set of documents, where each section text group may be associated with a respective section from the plurality of sections and each section group includes a plurality of items. Each item may be associated with a respective section from each document of the set of documents. A selected item within a selected section text group may be focused. The selected item may be extracted to a current document. The current document may be exported to a host application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Cameron Fordyce, Sean Gervais, Roubik Manoukian, Harry J. Ogrinc, Robert G. Titemore, Jeffrey G. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20120116812
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Publication number: 20120109641
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Patent number: 8095544
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Publication number: 20090070380
    Abstract: The Clinical Data Container (CDC) is a method for packaging, transporting, and viewing medical reports, their associated data elements, images, and data from medical information systems for use by physicians and patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Schwager, Alwin B. Carus, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Susan Reggie, David E. Pearah
  • Publication number: 20040243614
    Abstract: In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Sean Gervais, Robert G. Titemore, Harry J. Ogrinc, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Roubik Manoukian, Cameron Fordyce
  • Publication number: 20040243552
    Abstract: In a method of viewing data, a set of documents and associated metadata is received based on a set of query parameters. Query hits are determined within the set of documents for a selected extraction target of a plurality of extraction targets. The query hits are associated with the selected extraction target. The plurality of extraction targets is displayed, where each extraction target being a link to associated query hits from the set of documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Titemore, Keith W. Boone, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Cameron Fordyce, Harry J. Ogrinc, Nathaniel E. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20040243551
    Abstract: A system and method may be disclosed for facilitating the creation or modification of a document by providing a mechanism for locating relevant data from external sources and organizing and incorporating some or all of said data into the document. In the method for reusing data, there may be a set of documents that may be queried, where each document may be divided into a plurality of sections. A plurality of section text groups may be formed based on the set of documents, where each section text group may be associated with a respective section from the plurality of sections and each section group includes a plurality of items. Each item may be associated with a respective section from each document of the set of documents. A selected item within a selected section text group may be focused. The selected item may be extracted to a current document. The current document may be exported to a host application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Sunitha Chaparala, Cameron Fordyce, Sean Gervais, Roubik Manoukian, Harry J. Ogrinc, Robert G. Titemore, Jeffrey G. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20040243545
    Abstract: The invention involves systems and methods for generating, manipulating, summarizing, storing, reusing, and searching electronic medical records. Structured input of medical information by medical personnel based on templates may optionally be used to facilitate analysis of records, while allowing less restrictive text input than systems of the prior art. Data extraction of relevant medical data from the input text may optionally be facilitated by the structured format of the medical records. Extracted medical data is optionally validated and linked or associated with the text from which it was extracted. The extracted medical data is normalized to allow easier searching than available in systems of the prior art. Medical and document metadata is incorporated into the extracted medical data. Particularly pertinent medical information may be extracted and summarized from a patient's medical history for use by a medical professional at the point of care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Dictaphone Corporation
    Inventors: Keith W. Boone, Alwin B. Carus, Thomas J. DePlonty, Jeffrey G. Hopkins, Harry J. Ogrinc, Susan Reggie, Robert G. Titemore
  • Patent number: 4868750
    Abstract: A system for the grammatical annotation of natural language receives natural language text and annotates each word with a set of tags indicative of its possible grammatical or syntactic uses. An empirical probability of collocation function defined on pairs of tags is iteratively extended to a selected set of tag sequences of increasing length so as to select a most probable tag for each word of a sequence of ambiguously-tagged words. For listed pairs of commonly confused words a substitute calculation reveals erroneous use of the wrong word. For words with tags having abnormally low frequency of occurrence, a stored table of reduced probability factors corrects the calculation. Once the text words have been annotated with their most probable tags, the tagged text is parsed by a parser which successively applies phrasal, predicate and clausal analysis to build higher structures from the disambiguated tag strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Houghton Mifflin Company
    Inventors: Henry Kucera, Alwin B. Carus, Jeffrey G. Hopkins