Patents by Inventor John Hartung

John Hartung 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: 20200193973
    Abstract: A first playback device is configured to perform functions comprising: detecting sound, identifying a wake word based on the sound as detected by the first device, receiving an indication that a second playback device has also detected the sound and identified the wake word based on the sound as detected by the second device, after receiving the indication, evaluating which of the first and second devices is to extract sound data representing the sound and thereby determining that the extraction of the sound data is to be performed by the second device over the first device, in response to the determining, foregoing extraction of the sound data, receiving VAS response data that is indicative of a given VAS response corresponding to a given voice input identified in the sound data extracted by the second device, and based on the VAS response data, output the given VAS response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: John Tolomei, Klaus Hartung
  • Publication number: 20200111360
    Abstract: In a particular implementation, a vehicle detector configured to detect a train entering a work zone includes a detector portion including one or more motion detectors. The one or more motion detectors are configured to detect a vehicle entering a work zone. The vehicle detector also includes a vertical member coupled to the detector portion. The vehicle detector further includes a stabilizing structure including one or more components configured to stabilize the vertical member. The one or more components define a circumference around the vertical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mike ZAMPINI, John WIGGINS, William STROHFELDT, William HARTUNG, Matthew NEGRI, Dexter HART, Zach TAYLOR, Dallin WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190358214
    Abstract: The present invention features compositions and methods for the treatment of HCV infection. In one embodiment, the compositions of the invention comprise (1) Compound 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and (2) Compound 2a or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. In another embodiment, the compositions of the invention comprise (1) Compound 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and (2) a prodrug of Compound 2a (e.g., one of Compounds 2b-2k or Examples 3-1 to 3-10) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of said prodrug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Brown, Hui-Ju Chen, David DeGoey, Geoff Halvorsen, John Hartung, Howard R. Heyman, Nathan Ide, Dale Kempf, Allen C. Krueger, Tao Li, Tongmei Li, Steven R. Martinez, Christopher C. Marvin, John T. Randolph, Eric Voight, Rolf Wagner, Jaclyn Chau
  • Patent number: 10397019
    Abstract: In embodiments of an autonomous vehicle platform and safety architecture, safety managers of a safety-critical system monitor outputs of linked components of the safety-critical system. The linked components comprise at least three components, each of which is configured to produce output indicative of a same event independent from the other linked components by using different input information than the other linked components. The safety managers also compare the outputs of the linked components to determine whether each output indicates the occurrence of a same event. When the output of one linked component does not indicate the occurrence of an event that is indicated by the outputs of the other linked components, the safety managers identify the one linked component as having failed. Based on this, the outputs of the other linked components are used to carry out operations of the safety-critical system without using the output of the failed component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PolySync Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua John Hartung, Peter Brink, Jonathan Lamb, David Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 10053474
    Abstract: The present invention features compounds effective in inhibiting active against Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) polymerase. The invention also features processes of making such compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds to treat HCV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Jaclyn Chau, Hui-Ju J. Chen, David A. DeGoey, John Hartung, Nathan Ide, Vikram Kalthod, Allan C. Krueger, Yi-Yin Ku, Tongmei Li, John T. Randolph, Rolf Wagner, Geoff T. Halvorsen, Christopher C. Marvin, Eric Voight, Brian S. Brown, Steven R. Martinez, Anurupa Shrestha, Howard R. Heyman
  • Publication number: 20180196434
    Abstract: In embodiments of an autonomous vehicle interface system, system nodes are each implemented as a distributed node for independent data processing of low-level sensor data and/or high-level system data. The high-level system data is abstracted from the low-level sensor data, providing invariance to system configuration in higher-level processing algorithms. The autonomous vehicle interface system includes at least one real-time bus for data communications of the low-level sensor data and the high-level system data between the system nodes. The system also includes an application programming interface (API) configured for access by the system nodes to the low-level sensor data and the high-level system data that is published on the real-time bus and accessible via the API.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: PolySync
    Inventors: Joshua John Hartung, Jonathan Lamb, David Paul Miller, Robert Dean Hambrick
  • Patent number: 9915950
    Abstract: In embodiments of an autonomous vehicle interface system, system nodes are each implemented as a distributed node for independent data processing of low-level sensor data and/or high-level system data. The high-level system data is abstracted from the low-level sensor data, providing invariance to system configuration in higher-level processing algorithms. The autonomous vehicle interface system includes at least one real-time bus for data communications of the low-level sensor data and the high-level system data between the system nodes. The system also includes an application programming interface (API) configured for access by the system nodes to the low-level sensor data and the high-level system data that is published on the real-time bus and accessible via the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PolySync Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua John Hartung, Jonathan Lamb, David Paul Miller, Robert Dean Hambrick
  • Publication number: 20180022763
    Abstract: The present invention features compounds effective in inhibiting active against Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) polymerase. The invention also features processes of making such compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds to treat HCV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Jaclyn Chau, Hui-Ju J. Chen, David A. DeGoey, John Hartung, Nathan Ide, Vikram Kalthod, Allan C. Krueger, Yi-Yin Ku, Tongmei Li, John T. Randolph, Rolf Wagner, Geoff T. Halvorsen, Christopher C. Marvin, Eric Voight, Brian S. Brown, Steven R. Martinez, Anurupa Shrestha, Howard R. Heyman
  • Patent number: 9774848
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a enhancement to the Video Encoder component of the MPEG standard to improve both the efficiency and quality of the video presentation at the display device. The inventions described below pertain to the enhancement of video compression technology. In general, they are compatible with MPEG video standards (as in current art), but represent novel enhancements thereof. The above inventions apply to several transmission media and networks including cable, DSL, wireless, satellite and IP networks. Another category of invention in this disclosure enhances networking performance by recognizing that the transmitted information is video, rather than data. This invention can be scaled to other classes of multimedia data such as speech or audio or images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Nikil Jayant, Joe Monaco, Yucel Altunbasak, John Hartung, Santhana Krishnamachari, Sam John, Cham Ith, Martin Sauser, Chris Elliott, James Pawlyk
  • Patent number: 9676676
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to C—H activated ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst compounds which are stereogenic at the ruthenium center, to their preparation, and the use of such catalysts in the metathesis of olefins and olefin compounds. In particular, the invention relates to the use of C—H activated ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst compounds in Z-selective olefin metathesis reactions, enantio-selective olefin metathesis reactions, and enantio-Z-selective olefin metathesis reactions. The invention has utility in the fields of catalysis, organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and industrial and fine chemicals chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: John Hartung, Jr., Brendan L. Quigley, Peter K. Dornan, Robert H. Grubbs
  • Patent number: 9676797
    Abstract: The present invention features compounds effective in inhibiting active against Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) polymerase. The invention also features processes of making such compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds to treat HCV infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Ju J. Chen, David A. DeGoey, John Hartung, Nathan Ide, Vikram Kalthod, Allan C. Krueger, Yi-Yin Ku, Tongmei Li, John T. Randolph, Rolf Wagner, Jaclyn Chau, Geoff T. Halvorsen, Christopher C. Marvin, Eric Voight
  • Publication number: 20170139411
    Abstract: In embodiments of an autonomous vehicle platform and safety architecture, safety managers of a safety-critical system monitor outputs of linked components of the safety-critical system. The linked components comprise at least three components, each of which is configured to produce output indicative of a same event independent from the other linked components by using different input information than the other linked components. The safety managers also compare the outputs of the linked components to determine whether each output indicates the occurrence of a same event. When the output of one linked component does not indicate the occurrence of an event that is indicated by the outputs of the other linked components, the safety managers identify the one linked component as having failed. Based on this, the outputs of the other linked components are used to carry out operations of the safety-critical system without using the output of the failed component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: POLYSYNC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua John Hartung, Peter Brink, Jonathan Lamb, David Paul Miller
  • Publication number: 20170057981
    Abstract: The present invention features compounds effective in inhibiting active against Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) polymerase. The invention also features processes of making such compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of using such compounds to treat HCV infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Ju J. Chen, David A. DeGoey, John Hartung, Nathan Ide, Vikram Kalthod, Allan C. Krueger, Yi-Yin Ku, Tongmei Li, John T. Randolph, Rolf Wagner, Jaclyn Chau, Geoff T. Halvorsen, Christopher C. Marvin, Eric Voight
  • Publication number: 20160185684
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to C—H activated ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst compounds which are stereogenic at the ruthenium center, to their preparation, and the use of such catalysts in the metathesis of olefins and olefin compounds. In particular, the invention relates to the use of C—H activated ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst compounds in Z-selective olefin metathesis reactions, enantio-selective olefin metathesis reactions, and enantio-Z-selective olefin metathesis reactions. The invention has utility in the fields of catalysis, organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and industrial and fine chemicals chemistry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: John HARTUNG, JR., Brendan L. QUIGLEY, Peter K. DORNAN, Robert H. GRUBBS
  • Publication number: 20160101414
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to enantiomerically enriched C—H activated ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst compounds which are stereogenic at ruthenium, to the preparation of such compounds, and the use of such catalysts in the metathesis of olefins and olefin compounds, more particularly, in the use of such catalysts in enantio- and Z-selective olefin metathesis reactions. The invention has utility in the fields of catalysis, organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and industrial and fine chemicals chemistry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: John HARTUNG, Robert H. GRUBBS
  • Publication number: 20150331422
    Abstract: In embodiments of an autonomous vehicle interface system, system nodes are each implemented as a distributed node for independent data processing of low-level sensor data and/or high-level system data. The high-level system data is abstracted from the low-level sensor data, providing invariance to system configuration in higher-level processing algorithms. The autonomous vehicle interface system includes at least one real-time bus for data communications of the low-level sensor data and the high-level system data between the system nodes. The system also includes an application programming interface (API) configured for access by the system nodes to the low-level sensor data and the high-level system data that is published on the real-time bus and accessible via the API.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua John Hartung, Jonathan Lamb, David Paul Miller, Robert Dean Hambrick
  • Patent number: 8859615
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I), compositions comprising an effective amount of a compound of Formula (I), optionally with chemotherapeutic drugs such as a tubulin-binding drug, and methods of their use for reducing the toxicity of cytotoxic agents, treating or preventing cancer or a neuropathic disorder, inducing a chemoprotective phase II enzyme, DNA, or protein synthesis, enhancing the immune system, treating inflammation, improving and enhancing general health or well-being, and methods for making compounds of Formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Samuel J. Danishefsky, Ting-Chao Chou, Xiaoguang Lei, Heedong Yun, Fay Ng, John Hartung, Dalibor Sames
  • Patent number: 8737424
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for substituting programs within an existing multi program transport stream (MPTS). Methods can include identifying a first packet associated with a first input program, determining if the first packet is a packet to be replaced, substituting a second packet for the first packet if the first packet is the packet to be replaced, and applying a timestamp at the stream processor to the second packet with a time for the second input program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John Hartung
  • Patent number: 8654849
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrated transcoding on a plurality of data channels to convert one or more data channels from an incoming encoding format to an outgoing encoding format are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungfeng Bai, John Hartung, Sam John, Santhana Krishnamachari, Tse Hua Lan, Joe Monaco, Ramesh Panchagnula, Alexander D. Raji
  • Publication number: 20110312904
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I), compositions comprising an effective amount of a compound of Formula (I), optionally with chemotherapeutic drugs such as a tubulin-binding drug, and methods of their use for reducing the toxicity of cytotoxic agents, treating or preventing cancer or a neuropathic disorder, inducing a chemoprotective phase II enzyme, DNA, or protein synthesis, enhancing the immune system, treating inflammation, improving and enhancing general health or well-being, and methods for making compounds of Formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicants: SLOAN-KETTERING INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH, TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Samuel J. Danishefsky, Ting-Chao Chou, Xiaoguang Lei, Heedong Yun, Fay Ng, John Hartung, Dalibor Sames