Patents by Inventor John G. Woods

John G. Woods 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: 10867124
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed in which a process receives annotation inputs for annotations of a document. The annotation inputs may be grouped together into clusters based at least in part on a functional relationship between the timing of annotation inputs and the paths of the annotation inputs across an electronic display. The annotation inputs may be associated with portions of the document based at least in part on the shape of the paths of the annotation inputs, the sequence of annotation inputs, or the locations of the annotation inputs. Additionally, the paths of the annotation inputs to portions of the document may be modified in response to modifications of the portion of the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jiva Gandhara DeVoe, John Henry Sturgeon, James Vernon Van Boxtel, Elden G. Wood, III, Kevin Raemon Glyn Smyth, Evan Sean Torchin
  • Publication number: 20200311696
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method are provided. The system includes a plurality of first entities (such as banks), each first entity communicatively connected to at least one distributed traffic agent (DTA), a second entity (such as a central facility) communicatively connected to a DTA, and a communication network communicatively connecting the DTAs. A payload containing a data file (such as electronic check presentment data, electronic payment data, or any other data type) is communicated from one first entity to another through their respective DTAs via the communication network. In addition, a transmittal containing control information corresponding to the payload is communicated from the one first entity to the second entity through their respective DTAs via the communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: John P. Dunn, Stephen Ledford, Steven H. Jackson, Albert G. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200288015
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for automating actions of a mobile device during a call with an automated phone system. Aspects include determining that a phone call is being made to the automated phone system from the mobile device. Aspects also include obtaining automation information for the phone call. Based at least in part on the automation information, aspects include automatically performing at least one of providing data to the automated phone system and executing an action on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: GIACOMO G. CHIARELLA, DANIEL T. CUNNINGTON, EUNJIN LEE, JOHN J. WOOD
  • Patent number: 10685337
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method are provided. The system includes a plurality of first entities (such as banks), each first entity communicatively connected to at least one distributed traffic agent (DTA), a second entity (such as a central facility) communicatively connected to a DTA, and a communication network communicatively connecting the DTAs. A payload containing a data file (such as electronic check presentment data, electronic payment data, or any other data type) is communicated from one first entity to another through their respective DTAs via the communication network. In addition, a transmittal containing control information corresponding to the payload is communicated from the one first entity to the second entity through their respective DTAs via the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLEARING HOUSE PAYMENTS COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John P. Dunn, Stephen Ledford, Steve H. Jackson, Albert G. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200159817
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for dynamically bundling web page resources. A request for web page resources is received in response to a web page being downloaded at a connection speed. In response to determining that the web page performance data is stored and determining that a resource loading issue indicator in the web page performance data indicates one of that the web page has a resource loading issue and that the resource loading issue indicator is not set, the web page resources are retrieved to form a bundle of web page resources. The web page is displayed using the bundle of web page resources. In response to determining that the web page performance data is not stored, the web page performance data is stored for use in determining whether to bundle web page resources for a subsequent request of the web page at the connection speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: John J. WOOD, Giacomo G. CHIARELLA, Eunjin LEE, Daniel T. CUNNINGTON
  • Patent number: 10643190
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method are provided. The system includes a plurality of first entities (such as banks), each first entity communicatively connected to at least one distributed traffic agent (DTA), a second entity (such as a central facility) communicatively connected to a DTA, and a communication network communicatively connecting the DTAs. A payload containing a data file (such as electronic check presentment data, electronic payment data, or any other data type) is communicated from one first entity to another through their respective DTAs via the communication network. In addition, a transmittal containing control information corresponding to the payload is communicated from the one first entity to the second entity through their respective DTAs via the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLEARING HOUSE PAYMENTS COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John P. Dunn, Stephen Ledford, Steven H. Jackson, Albert G. Wood
  • Patent number: 10636018
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method are provided. The system includes a plurality of first entities (such as banks), each first entity communicatively connected to at least one distributed traffic agent (DTA), a second entity (such as a central facility) communicatively connected to a DTA, and a communication network communicatively connecting the DTAs. A payload containing a data file (such as electronic check presentment data, electronic payment data, or any other data type) is communicated from one first entity to another through their respective DTAs via the communication network. In addition, a transmittal containing control information corresponding to the payload is communicated from the one first entity to the second entity through their respective DTAs via the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLEARING HOUSE PAYMENTS COMPANY L.L.C.
    Inventors: John P. Dunn, Stephen Ledford, Steve H. Jackson, Albert G. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200088523
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for navigation in an establishment site for a first user using a first mobile electronic device are provided. The embodiment may include scanning an area around a current location of the first user to identify a set of second mobile electronic devices. The embodiment may also include referencing one or more resources for: identifying a set of second users for each of the set of second mobile electronic devices; analyzing schedules of the set of second users to identify expected current locations of each of the set of second users in an establishment site; and identifying the current location of the first user relative to the expected current locations of at least some of the set of second users by referencing a map of the establishment site. The embodiment may further include receiving notification of a position of the current location in the establishment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John J. Wood, Giacomo G. Chiarella, Eunjin Lee, Daniel T. Cunnington
  • Patent number: 10587791
    Abstract: An approach to securing restricted materials from recording with a video recording device. The recording device synchronizes with a pulsed pattern image capture interference signal from a restricted materials protection system (RMPS) at an event venue. The recording device receives a broadcast signal from the RMPS to enable image capture for a non-restricted portion of the event venue. The recording device determines whether a recorded image contains a restricted portion of the event venue and responsive to determining that the recorded image contains the restricted portion of the event venue, disabling the recording of the restricted portion of the event venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Wood, Daniel T. Cunnington, Giacomo G. Chiarella, Eunjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10526426
    Abstract: Disclosed are photoinitiators that are ultra violet (UV) reactive. The photoinitiators can be polymerized into polymeric backbones for use in UV curable hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives. The preferred polymeric backbones are acrylic-based polymers. The photoinitiators are very UVC sensitive and have excellent hot melt viscosity stability that is many fold higher than existing photoinitiators. The subject photoinitiators feature aryl ketones linked through an ether linkage to a variety of connector sequences that allow for polymerization of the photoinitiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Laxmisha Sridhar, Eric N. Silverberg, Sean M. Burdzy, Andrew D. Messana, John G. Woods, Bruce Stevens
  • Patent number: 10520373
    Abstract: Various sensors and arrays of sensors that utilize nanostructures or carbon structures, such as nanotubes, nanotube meshes, or graphene sheets, are disclosed. In some arrangements, at least a pair of contacts are electrically coupled with a given nanostructure or carbon structure to sense a change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldeira, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John Brian Pendry, David Schurig, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas Allan Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190394387
    Abstract: An approach to securing restricted materials from recording with a video recording device. The recording device synchronizes with a pulsed pattern image capture interference signal from a restricted materials protection system (RMPS) at an event venue. The recording device receives a broadcast signal from the RMPS to enable image capture for a non-restricted portion of the event venue. The recording device determines whether a recorded image contains a restricted portion of the event venue and responsive to determining that the recorded image contains the restricted portion of the event venue, disabling the recording of the restricted portion of the event venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: John J. Wood, Daniel T. Cunnington, Giacomo G. Chiarella, Eunjin Lee
  • Publication number: 20190341035
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to ignoring trigger words of a buffered media stream. A buffered media stream of media content is accessed in advance of the playing the media stream. One or more trigger words in the media content of the buffered media stream are identified. A time stamp is generated for each of the one or more identified trigger words in relation to a play time of the media content of the buffered media stream. A voice command device is instructed to ignore audio content of the buffered media stream based on the time stamp for each of the one or more identified trigger words while the buffered media stream is played.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eunjin Lee, Jack Dunning, John J. Wood, Giacomo G. Chiarella, Daniel T. Cunnington
  • Publication number: 20190341034
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to distinguishing voice commands. One or more stored blocked directions of background voice noise from one or more audio output devices for a location of a voice command device are accessed. A voice input is received at the voice command device at the location and a determination is made that the voice input is received from a blocked direction. A status of an audio output device is queried to determine whether it is emitting audio. In response to a determination that the audio output device is currently emitting audio, an audio file is obtained from the audio output device, the audio file corresponding to a time when the voice input was received. The obtained audio file is compared with the received voice input. The received voice input is ignored if there is a substantial match with the obtained audio file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Dunning, Daniel T. Cunnington, Eunjin Lee, Giacomo G. Chiarella, John J. Wood
  • Publication number: 20190294660
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed in which a process receives annotation inputs for annotations of a document. The annotation inputs may be grouped together into clusters based at least in part on a functional relationship between the timing of annotation inputs and the paths of the annotation inputs across an electronic display. The annotation inputs may be associated with portions of the document based at least in part on the shape of the paths of the annotation inputs, the sequence of annotation inputs, or the locations of the annotation inputs. Additionally, the paths of the annotation inputs to portions of the document may be modified in response to modifications of the portion of the document data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jiva Gandhara DeVoe, John Henry Sturgeon, James Vernon Van Boxtel, Elden G. Wood, III, Kevin Raemon Glyn Smyth, Evan Sean Torchin
  • Patent number: 10414845
    Abstract: A method of preparing high molecular weight poly(meth)acrylate polymers having narrow polydispersity indices (PDIs) by coupling poly(meth)acrylate building block units which themselves have narrow PDIs. The building block units have halogenated terminations, which when reacted with selected coupling agents, from the high molecular weight poly(meth)acrylate polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Anthony F. Jacobine, John G. Woods, David P. Dworak, Darel Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10392543
    Abstract: Disclosed is a highly fluorinated silicone resin and a method for making the same. The silicone resin includes M, T, optionally D and optionally Q type monomers and is crosslinkable. The resin has a fluorine content of at least 55 weight percent and a very low refractive index of less than 1.4. The resin is formed in a one step process and requires use of very specific solvents. Preferably the resin includes a first T type monomer having a fluoroalkane group to provide the fluorine to the resin. Preferably the resin includes a second T type monomer having a (meth)acryloyl function to enable cross-linking. The resin forms an effective liquid optically clear adhesive. The resin can be further combined with highly fluorinated (meth)acrylate monomers or perfluoro polyethers to provide even lower refractive indexes and improved adhesive properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Bahram Issari, Wenhua Zhang, John G. Woods, Shengqian Kong, Yayun Liu, Jiangbo Ouyang, Li Kang
  • Publication number: 20190250881
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to voice command filtering. One or more directions of background noise for a location of a voice command device are determined. The one or more directions of background noise are stored as one or more blocked directions. A voice input is received at the location of the voice command device. A direction the voice input is being received from is determined and compared to the one or more blocked directions. The voice input is ignored in response to the direction of the voice input being received from corresponding to a direction of the one or more blocked directions, unless the received voice input is in a recognized voice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Eunjin Lee, Daniel Cunnington, John J. Wood, Giacomo G. Chiarella
  • Patent number: 10332428
    Abstract: A wrap-around expanded content label includes a base label free of adhesive, a booklet on the base label, and an overlaminate having a pressure sensitive adhesive layer on an underside thereof. The overlaminate overlies and adheres to the booklet, and opposite lateral portions of the overlaminate extend beyond the edges of the booklet to adhere to the base label. One lateral portion of the overlaminate is substantially permanently bonded to the base label adjacent a bound edge of the booklet. The other lateral portion of the overlaminate is resealably bonded to the base label adjacent a free lateral edge of the booklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Mary DeShea Morgan, Glen Edward Matheny, Charles G. Woods, James L. Lowry, John William Walton, III
  • Patent number: 10329369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to controlled radical polymerization processes for making branched-functionalized block polyacrylate polymers and compositions formed therefrom. In particular, such reaction products are formed by ensuring that the reaction products are substantially flowable and non-gelling, indicating that substantially no polymerization has occurred. The branched-functionalized block polyacrylates may be further functionalized and/or polymerized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Qinyan Zhu, John G. Woods