Patents by Inventor John A. Petri

John A. Petri 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: 20200272439
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for the dynamic adjustment of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in response to learned user preferences via generating a plurality of scores for a plurality of action plans based on logical structures defined by a plurality of diagnosis paradigms that identify conditions addressable by individual action; determining a plurality of weights associated with the plurality of diagnosis paradigms, wherein a given weight of the plurality of weights is based on a historic frequency of selection of individual action plans from a GUI associated with a particular diagnosis paradigm; determining a concordance measure for each action plan relative to each other action plan based on a machine learning clustering of the action plans using the plurality of weights and the plurality of scores; and generating the GUI to present the plurality of diagnosis paradigms and the plurality of action plans based on a respective concordance measure for each action plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Gregory Megerian, Thomas J. Eggebraaten, Marie Louise Setnes, John Petri
  • Publication number: 20200273571
    Abstract: A computing system receives a plurality of medical perspectives for each medical treatment option of a plurality of medical treatment options. A machine learning model assigns a weight to each medical perspective for each medical treatment option by determining how often a care provider has agreed with each perspective within the plurality of medical perspectives. The computing system receives a medical treatment option ranking for each of the medical perspectives. The computing system generates a score for each medical perspective as applied to each medical treatment option based on a combination of the weight and the ranking for each medical perspective. The computing system aggregates the scores across the plurality of medical perspectives into an overall score for each medical treatment option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Gregory Megerian, Thomas J Eggebraaten, Marie Louise Setnes, John Petri
  • Publication number: 20200249826
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for reduced user input requests by identifying predefined diagnosis paradigms; creating a synthetic diagnosis paradigm via a machine learning process based on prior selections of action plans recommended by the predefined diagnosis paradigms and values entered therefor, wherein the synthetic diagnosis paradigm identifies the action plans to treat the plurality of conditions based on a subset of the attribute inputs used by the predefined diagnosis paradigms; generating a graphical user interface (GUI) to prompt input for values for the subset of attribute inputs; in response to receiving the values for the subset of attribute inputs, identifying at least one condition according to the predefined and synthetic diagnosis paradigms; and displaying the action plans in the GUI in association with the synthetic and predefined diagnosis paradigms according to evaluations of the action plans based on the respective logical structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: MARK GREGORY MERGERIAN, THOMAS J EGGEBRAATEN, MARIE LOUISE SETNES, JOHN PETRI, ADAM CLARK
  • Patent number: 10711207
    Abstract: Slurry hydrocracking processes are described. The methods include hydrotreating a heavy residual hydrocarbon feed in a hydrotreating zone under residual hydrotreating conditions to form a hydrotreated effluent. The hydrotreated effluent is separated in an first separator to form an overhead vapor stream and a bottoms stream. The bottoms stream is hydrocracked in a slurry hydrocracking zone under slurry hydrocracking conditions. The effluent from the slurry hydrocracking zone is fractionated in a fractionation zone into at least two streams. Slurry hydrocracking apparatus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Ping Sun, John A. Petri
  • Publication number: 20200113952
    Abstract: The current invention concerns a new B. subtilis strain with strong inhibition of swine and poultry related pathogens and its use as probiotic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan PELZER, Daniel PETRI, Christos GIATSIS, Stella MOLCK, Maike KIPKER, Jessica KLEINBĂ–LTING, Lorena STANNEK-GĂ–BEL, Kiran DORANALLI, John Khun Kyaw HTOO, Claudia BORGMEIER, Sandra HERBOLD, Guido MEURER
  • Publication number: 20200102511
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for producing a naphtha stream is provided. The process comprises providing a kerosene stream to a hydrocracking reactor. The kerosene stream is hydrocracked in the presence of a hydrogen stream and a hydrocracking catalyst in the hydrocracking reactor at hydrocracking conditions comprising a hydrocracking pressure, a hydrocracking temperature, and a liquid hourly space velocity at a net conversion of at least about 90%, to provide a hydrocracked effluent stream comprising liquefied petroleum gas, heavy naphtha fraction and light naphtha fraction. One or more of the hydrocracking conditions are adjusted to maintain a ratio of the light naphtha fraction to the heavy naphtha fraction of at least about 2 by weight, suitably at least about 2.2 and preferably at least about 2.5 in the hydrocracked effluent stream while maintaining the net conversion of at least about 90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: John A. Petri, Bryan K. Glover, Andrea G. Bozzano, Mary Jo Wier
  • Publication number: 20190392039
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining qualities of user favorable photographs are provided. The embodiment may include receiving a plurality of photographs from an electronic device. The embodiment may also include parsing each photograph. The embodiment may further include calculating a favorability value of each photograph. The embodiment may also include determining whether the favorability value of each photograph exceeds a favorability threshold value. The embodiment may further include organizing the received photographs into one or more clusters based on features of each photograph. The embodiment may also include generating a classification model for each cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, Jeffrey K. Huebert, Aspen Payton, John Petri
  • Publication number: 20190394393
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for cognitively coaching a user to take favorable photographs are provided. The embodiment may include determining characteristics of favorable photographs from a favorable photo database using image analysis techniques. The embodiment may also include identifying subjects in a current camera frame. The embodiment may further include identifying characteristics of a photograph from a current camera frame. The embodiment may also include determining similarities or differences between the favorable photographs and the current camera frame. The embodiment may further include generating directions that map a current state of similar characteristics to the favorable photographs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, Jeffrey K. Huebert, Aspen Payton, John Petri
  • Patent number: 10472577
    Abstract: A catalyst composition comprising a support comprising a mixture of amorphous silica-alumina and non-zeolitic alumina comprising no more than 75 wt % amorphous silica-alumina and having a ratio of moles of silicon to moles of aluminum in the range of about 0.05 to about 0.50. A first hydrogenation metal comprising platinum, a second hydrogenation metal from Group VIIB or Group VIII of the Periodic Table other than platinum and an optional third metal from Group IA of the Periodic Table may be deposited on the support. The ratio of moles of silicon to the moles of the first hydrogenation metal, the second hydrogenation metal and the optional third metal on the support may be between about 15 and about 75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Antoine Negiz, Shurong Yang, Richard R. Willis, Gregory J. Gajda, Suheil F. Abdo, Lisa M. Knight, Hayim Abrevaya, John A. Petri
  • Patent number: 10472581
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for quenching a hydrocracked stream to prepare it for hydroisomerization. A fractionated hydroisomerized stream is recycled to quench a hot hydrocracked stream prior to hydroisomerization. Sufficient quenching can inactivate the hydroisomerization catalyst bed. The hydroisomerization catalyst bed can be heated back to hydroisomerization temperature and can actively hydroisomerize again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Sailesh B. Kumar, Andrew J. Towarnicky, Vasant P. Thakkar, Massimo Sangalli, John A. Petri
  • Publication number: 20180002616
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for quenching a hydrocracked stream to prepare it for hydroisomerization. A fractionated hydroisomerized stream is recycled to quench a hot hydrocracked stream prior to hydroisomerization. Sufficient quenching can inactivate the hydroisomerization catalyst bed. The hydroisomerization catalyst bed can be heated back to hydroisomerization temperature and can actively hydroisomerize again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sailesh B. Kumar, Andrew J. Towarnicky, Vasant P. Thakkar, Massimo Sangalli, John A. Petri
  • Patent number: 9453169
    Abstract: A process for converting Fischer-Tropsch liquids and waxes into lubricant base stock and/or transportation fuels is disclosed. The process includes the steps of feeding a Fischer-Tropsch wax to a first isomerization unit to produce an isomerized Fischer-Tropsch wax product; combining a Fischer-Tropsch liquid with the isomerized Fischer-Tropsch wax product to create a mixture of the Fischer-Tropsch liquid and the Fischer-Tropsch wax product; and feeding the mixture to a fractionation column to separate the mixture into a lubricant base stock fraction and at least one transportation fuel fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Stippich, Jr., Vasant P. Thakkar, John A. Petri
  • Publication number: 20160115400
    Abstract: Slurry hydrocracking processes are described. The methods include hydrotreating a heavy residual hydrocarbon feed in a hydrotreating zone under residual hydrotreating conditions to form a hydrotreated effluent. The hydrotreated effluent is separated in an first separator to form an overhead vapor stream and a bottoms stream. The bottoms stream is hydrocracked in a slurry hydrocracking zone under slurry hydrocracking conditions. The effluent from the slurry hydrocracking zone is fractionated in a fractionation zone into at least two streams. Slurry hydrocracking apparatus is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Ping Sun, John A. Petri
  • Publication number: 20150076033
    Abstract: A process for converting Fischer-Tropsch liquids and waxes into lubricant base stock and/or transportation fuels is disclosed. The process includes the steps of feeding a Fischer-Tropsch wax to a first isomerization unit to produce an isomerized Fischer-Tropsch wax product; combining a Fischer-Tropsch liquid with the isomerized Fischer-Tropsch wax product to create a mixture of the Fischer-Tropsch liquid and the Fischer-Tropsch wax product; and feeding the mixture to a fractionation column to separate the mixture into a lubricant base stock fraction and at least one transportation fuel fraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Stippich, Jr., Vasant P. Thakkar, John A. Petri
  • Patent number: 8911694
    Abstract: Two-stage hydroprocessing uses a common dividing wall fractionator. Hydroprocessed effluents from both stages of hydroprocessing are fed to opposite sides of the dividing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: John A. Petri, Vedula K. Murty, Peter Kokayeff
  • Publication number: 20140129492
    Abstract: Method, computer program product, and system to perform an operation for a deep question answering system. The operation begins by computing a concept score for a first concept in a first case received by the deep question answering system, the concept score being based on a machine learning concept model for the first concept. The operation then excludes the first concept from consideration when analyzing a candidate answer and an item of supporting evidence to generate a response to the first case upon determining that the concept score does not exceed a predefined concept minimum weight threshold. The operation then increases a weight applied to the first concept when analyzing the candidate answer and the item of supporting evidence to generate the response to the first case when the concept score exceeds a predefined maximum weight threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Petri, Richard J. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20140127647
    Abstract: Method, computer program product, and system to perform an operation for a deep question answering system. The operation begins by computing a concept score for a first concept in a first case received by the deep question answering system, the concept score being based on a machine learning concept model for the first concept. The operation then excludes the first concept from consideration when analyzing a candidate answer and an item of supporting evidence to generate a response to the first case upon determining that the concept score does not exceed a predefined concept minimum weight threshold. The operation then increases a weight applied to the first concept when analyzing the candidate answer and the item of supporting evidence to generate the response to the first case when the concept score exceeds a predefined maximum weight threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John A. Petri, Richard J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 8709238
    Abstract: Crude tall oil is subjected to a distillation process that substantially removes impurities. The process produces a combined pitch and a distillate of free fatty acids and rosin acids from two vacuum columns. The distillate stream is amenable to further downstream hydroprocessing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventor: John A. Petri
  • Patent number: 8691082
    Abstract: Two-stage hydroprocessing uses a common dividing wall fractionator. Hydroprocessed effluents from both stages of hydroprocessing are fed to opposite sides of the dividing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: John A. Petri, Vedula K. Murty, Peter Kokayeff
  • Publication number: 20140005450
    Abstract: Methods of making synthetic distillate fuel are described. The methods involve the use of an absorbent bed of molecular sieves which adsorb the n-paraffins from a distillate fuel cut. This allows the distillate fuel true boiling point cut point on the distillation column to increase to a higher temperature to make a distillate fuel which meets all of the synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK) or synthetic diesel specifications on distillation as well as the cold flow property specification, such as freeze point for SPK or cloud point, cold filter plugging point and pour point for synthetic diesel. This approach could improve aviation fuel yields by about 5 to about 10% and synthetic diesel yields up to 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Marker, John A. Petri, Charles P. Luebke, Tom N. Kalnes, Michael J. McCall