Patents by Inventor John Elder

John Elder 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: 20210272234
    Abstract: A geospatial mapping system can access a geospatial layer data set for a first geographic area defined by a first presentation level, and provide the geospatial layer data set for the first geographic area to a client device to present a visual rendering of the first geographic area. The geospatial mapping system can receive a request to utilize an advanced feature set on a subset of geospatial artifacts located within the first geographic area, and promote, to the geospatial layer data set, an additional geospatial artifact data set for the subset of geospatial artifacts, yielding an updated geospatial layer data set for the first geographic area. The geospatial mapping system can provide the updated geospatial layer data set to the client device to provide the advanced feature set for interacting with the subset of geospatial artifacts located within the first geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Wilczynski, Ryan Zheng, John Carrino, Andrew Elder, Andrew Moreland, Quentin Spencer-Harper
  • Patent number: 11106826
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing maps in a collaborative environment using classification-based access control. The generation of and dissemination of maps and/or data within such maps can be governed by classification-based access control, where a user's classification level can determine whether or not maps and/or data within those maps can be seen. In scenarios whether a plurality of users wishes to collaborate on the same map, the systems and methods provided herein generate multiple versions or views of the same map in accordance with different classification levels. In this way, users with different classification levels can nevertheless see the same map and engage in collaborations regarding the same map, while maintaining control of sensitive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wilczynski, Andrew Elder, Andrew Moreland, John Carrino, Daniel Cervelli, John Garrod, Timothy Wilson
  • Patent number: 11004291
    Abstract: A system for election document processing is disclosed. Image data representative of a scanned election document is matched with a template for processing and consideration of a new elections record. The template defines areas of interest and rules for processing the image data. Data associated with picture elements defining the areas of interest is applied to predetermined validation functions to validate whether the image data includes sufficient information for populating predefined fields and accepting the scanned election document. Additional functions are applied to the image data to compare the image data with information of a voter registration database in order to verify a voter associated with the election document. The scanned election document is further processed for validation sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Runbeck Election Services Inc.
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Wei He, Chris Schiffhauer, Don Ingels, John Elder, Steve Prussing, David Siegel, Jon Miller, Joshua Bonebrake
  • Patent number: 10914168
    Abstract: Methods for generating boreholes used for generating geothermal energy or other purposes include forming the borehole by accelerating a projectile into contact with geologic material. Interaction between the projectile and the geologic material generates an acoustic signal, such as vibrations within the formation, that is detected using acoustic sensors along a drilling conduit, at the surface, or within a separate borehole. Characteristics of the geologic material, such as hardness, porosity, or the presence of fractures, may be determined based on characteristics of the acoustic signal. The direction in which the borehole is extended may be modified based on the characteristics of the geologic material, such as to create a borehole that intersects one or more fractures for generation of geothermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HYPERSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Hossam Elbadawy, Mark C. Russell, Charles T. Russell, Timothy John Elder, Minh Button
  • Patent number: 10697242
    Abstract: One or more ram accelerator devices may be used to form one or more holes in geologic or other material. These holes may be used for drilling, tunnel boring, excavation, and so forth. The ram accelerator includes one or more baffles that are downhole. The ram accelerator devices propel projectiles which are accelerated by combustion of one or more combustible gasses in a ram effect to reach velocities exceeding 500 meters per second. An endcap may be deployed within a tube of the ram accelerator device to prevent incursion of formation pressure products such as oil, water, mud, gas, and so forth into a guide tube of the ram accelerator. The endcap may be maintained in place within the hole at least in part by the one or more baffles. During operation the projectile penetrates the endcap and at least a portion thereof impacts a working face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark C. Russell, Timothy John Elder, Jonathan M. Wolff
  • Publication number: 20190311563
    Abstract: A system for election document processing is disclosed. Image data representative of a scanned election document is matched with a template for processing and consideration of a new elections record. The template defines areas of interest and rules for processing the image data. Data associated with picture elements defining the areas of interest is applied to predetermined validation functions to validate whether the image data includes sufficient information for populating predefined fields and accepting the scanned election document. Additional functions are applied to the image data to compare the image data with information of a voter registration database in order to verify a voter associated with the election document. The scanned election document is further processed for validation sampling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: William O'Neill, Wei He, Chris Schiffhauer, Don Ingels, John Elder, Steve Prussing, David Siegel, Jon Miller, Joshua Bonebrake
  • Publication number: 20180254067
    Abstract: A real-time video and audio editing and sharing command system is provided. The system comprises a display, one or more processors communicatively coupled to the display, and a memory, communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, including instructions executable by the one or more processors to receive and display one or more video streams, simultaneously or selectively, according to real-time user input, and during display, receive and transmit real-time user input, including editing commands or sharing commands directed to the one or more video streams. The one or more video streams can be received from an external processing system, and the real-time user input can be transmitted to the same external processing system for editing or sharing according to real-time user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Lloyd John ELDER
  • Publication number: 20180254066
    Abstract: A portable multi-view system and method for combining multiple audio and video streams is provided. The system comprises one or more adjustable arms attached to a base station, each of the one or more arms comprising one or more sensors, including a first camera transmitting a first video signal and a second camera transmitting a second video signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Lloyd John ELDER
  • Publication number: 20180202288
    Abstract: Methods for generating boreholes used for generating geothermal energy or other purposes include forming the borehole by accelerating a projectile into contact with geologic material. Interaction between the projectile and the geologic material generates an acoustic signal, such as vibrations within the formation, that is detected using acoustic sensors along a drilling conduit, at the surface, or within a separate borehole. Characteristics of the geologic material, such as hardness, porosity, or the presence of fractures, may be determined based on characteristics of the acoustic signal. The direction in which the borehole is extended may be modified based on the characteristics of the geologic material, such as to create a borehole that intersects one or more fractures for generation of geothermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: HOSSAM ELBADAWY, MARK C. RUSSELL, CHARLES T. RUSSELL, TIMOTHY JOHN ELDER, MINH BUTTON
  • Patent number: 9988844
    Abstract: A ram accelerator device may utilize rails arranged within a guide tube that may be emplaced downhole. The rails may serve to direct a hypervelocity projectile along the length of the guide tube. The rails may carry utilities or provide other services to operate the system. For example, electrical wiring for power, control signaling, and so forth, may be placed within the rails. In another example, gasses may be delivered by the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HYPERSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark C. Russell, Timothy John Elder
  • Publication number: 20160356087
    Abstract: One or more ram accelerator devices may be used to form one or more holes in geologic or other material. These holes may be used for drilling, tunnel boring, excavation, and so forth. The ram accelerator includes one or more baffles that are downhole. The ram accelerator devices propel projectiles which are accelerated by combustion of one or more combustible gasses in a ram effect to reach velocities exceeding 500 meters per second. An endcap may be deployed within a tube of the ram accelerator device to prevent incursion of formation pressure products such as oil, water, mud, gas, and so forth into a guide tube of the ram accelerator. The endcap may be maintained in place within the hole at least in part by the one or more baffles. During operation the projectile penetrates the endcap and at least a portion thereof impact a working face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: MARK C. RUSSELL, TIMOTHY JOHN ELDER, JONATHAN M. WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20160123081
    Abstract: A ram accelerator device may utilize rails arranged within a guide tube that may be emplaced downhole. The rails may serve to direct a hypervelocity projectile along the length of the guide tube. The rails may carry utilities or provide other services to operate the system. For example, electrical wiring for power, control signaling, and so forth, may be placed within the rails. In another example, gasses may be delivered by the rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: MARK C. RUSSELL, TIMOTHY JOHN ELDER
  • Patent number: 8985044
    Abstract: A watertight door system that provides for subdivision of cargo holds, and having a door frame assembly with a sliding door. Conveyor support stringers are movably connected to the sliding door and conveyor idlers are movably connected to and the conveyor support stringers. A linear actuator associated with the door frame assembly selectively actuates the door between an open and closed position, whereby actuation of the door by the hydraulic cylinder causes the conveyor support stringers to move with the door, and the conveyor idlers to be lowered without removal thereof. Belt side plugs are positioned on either side of the door frame assembly, and can move both inwardly against a conveyor belt edge and outwardly from the conveyor belt edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: EMS-Tech Inc.
    Inventors: John Elder, David Monk, John Storring, Scott Leigh, Doug Smith
  • Patent number: 8740058
    Abstract: A modular integrated software and hardware suite can accept data exported from a voter registration database corresponding to requests for mail ballots, sort the data as necessary for ballot preparation, create a road map for ballot mailing preparation, provide for mail presorting, scan returned ballot envelopes using a ballot envelope scanner, and accept data from the scanner. The scanner uses a passive feed system, a separator brush, and a variable speed straight paper path to minimize jamming through the ballot envelope scanner. The scanner can work with a workstation application to interpret a barcode, store an image of the ballot envelope signature in association with a specific voter, print an endorsement on each verified ballot envelope, and store the endorsement with the signature image. The scanner can divert ballot envelopes with unrecognizable or unmatched barcodes to a separate tray for manual processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Electron Systems & Software, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Brucker, Harminder Patria, Brian Clubb, Lester Wright, Bryan A. Pittman, Donald S. Nelson, Jr., Robert L. Leonard, Jr., Bradley W. Borne, Brett Barrett, Jerry Wagoner, Gary Lemmon, John Elder, Darrin Heffernan
  • Publication number: 20130008364
    Abstract: A watertight door system that provides for subdivision of cargo holds, and having a door frame assembly with a sliding door. Conveyor support stringers are movably connected to the sliding door and conveyor idlers are movably connected to and the conveyor support stringers. A linear actuator associated with the door frame assembly selectively actuates the door between an open and closed position, whereby actuation of the door by the hydraulic cylinder causes the conveyor support stringers to move with the door, and the conveyor idlers to be lowered without removal thereof. Belt side plugs are positioned on either side of the door frame assembly, and can move both inwardly against a conveyor belt edge and outwardly from the conveyor belt edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: John ELDER, David Monk, John Storring, Scott Leigh, Doug Smith
  • Publication number: 20080090773
    Abstract: A compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative thereof, having antimicrobial activity, processes for their preparation, compositions containing them and to their use in medicine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Desmond Best, John Elder, Andrew Forrest, Robert Sheppard, Andrea Fajdetic
  • Publication number: 20070248248
    Abstract: A modular integrated software and hardware suite can accept data exported from a voter registration database corresponding to requests for mail ballots, sort the data as necessary for ballot preparation, create a road map for ballot mailing preparation, provide for mail presorting, scan returned ballot envelopes using a ballot envelope scanner, and accept data from the scanner. The scanner uses a passive feed system, a separator brush, and a variable speed straight paper path to minimize jamming through the ballot envelope scanner. The scanner can work with a workstation application to interpret a barcode, store an image of the ballot envelope signature in association with a specific voter, print an endorsement on each verified ballot envelope, and store the endorsement with the signature image. The scanner can divert ballot envelopes with unrecognizable or unmatched barcodes to a separate tray for manual processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brucker, Harminder Patria, Brian Clubb, Lester Wright, Bryan Pittman, Donald Nelson, Robert Leonard, Bradley Borne, Brett Barrett, Jerry Wagoner, Gary Lemmon, John Elder, Darrin Heffernan
  • Patent number: 7240835
    Abstract: A modular integrated software and hardware suite can accept data exported from a voter registration database corresponding to requests for mail ballots, sort the data as necessary for ballot preparation, create a road map for ballot mailing preparation, provide for mail presorting, scan returned ballot envelopes using a ballot envelope scanner, and accept data from the scanner. The scanner uses a passive feed system, a separator brush, and a variable speed straight paper path to minimize jamming through the ballot envelope scanner. The scanner can work with a workstation application to interpret a barcode, store an image of the ballot envelope signature in association with a specific voter, print an endorsement on each verified ballot envelope, and store the endorsement with the signature image. The scanner can divert ballot envelopes with unrecognizable or unmatched barcodes to a separate tray for manual processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Diebold Election Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brucker, Harminder Patria, Brian Clubb, Lester Wright, Bryan A. Pittman, Donald S. Nelson, Jr., Robert L. Leonard, Jr., Bradley W. Borne, Brett Barrett, Jerry Wagoner, Gary Lemmon, John Elder, Darrin Heffernan
  • Publication number: 20060060649
    Abstract: A modular integrated software and hardware suite accepts data exported from a voter registration database corresponding to requests for mail ballots, sorts the information as necessary for ballot preparation, creates a road map for ballot mailing preparation, provides for mail presorting, scans returned ballot envelopes using a ballot envelope scanner, accepts data from such ballot envelope scanner, and matches the data from the scanned returned ballots with information in the voter registration database, sorts ballots that cannot be electronically matched to a particular voter into a separate stack for manual processing, automates the signature verification process for electronically matched ballots, and returns updated data to the voter registration database. A ballot envelope scanner uses a passive feed system, a separator brush, a variable speed straight paper path to minimize jamming through the ballot envelope scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: Diebold Election Sytems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brucker, Harminder Patria, Brian Clubb, Lester Wright, Bryan Pittman, Donald Nelson, Robert Leonard, Bradley Borne, Brett Barrett, Jerry Wagoner, Gary Lemmon, John Elder, Darrin Heffernan
  • Patent number: D833446
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NexVidea, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd John Elder