Patents by Inventor John Hughes

John Hughes 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: 11120467
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for characterizing websites and viewers, for predicting GRPs (Gross Rating Points) for online advertising media campaigns, and for pricing media campaigns according to GRPs delivered as opposed to impressions delivered. To predict GRPs for a campaign, systems and methods are disclosed for first characterizing polarized websites and then characterizing polarized viewers. To accomplish this, a truth set of viewers with known characteristics is first established and then compared with historic and current media viewing activity to determine a degree of polarity for different Media Properties (MPs)—typically websites offering ads—with respect to gender and age bias. A broader base of polarized viewers is then characterized for age and gender bias, and their propensity to visit a polarized MP is rated. Based on observed and calculated parameters, a GRP total is then predicted and priced to a client/advertiser for an online ad campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: John Hughes, Adam Rose, John M. Trenkle, Kevin Thakkar, Jason Lopatecki
  • Patent number: 11107119
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for conducting media lift studies for online advertising concurrently with operating an advertising campaign. While operating an advertising campaign for a first advertiser/client focused primarily on a set of intended ads and a specific targeted viewer audience, a non-intended ad is occasionally substituted to run in an ad slot, and is tracked as belonging to the first advertiser/client. The non-intended ad can be for example one of: an ad for a second advertiser/client; an alternate ad for the first advertiser/client; or a blank/unrelated ad. After the campaign, attribution results for the intended ads are adjusted according to those for non-intended ads to provide an indication of net media lift resulting from the intended ads—typically at no additional cost to the first advertiser/client. Analysis results may also be compared between different attribution data providers to determine which provide the more accurate attribution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: John Hughes, Boaz Ram, Jason Lopatecki
  • Publication number: 20210262670
    Abstract: An automatic oven having a controller and a sensor assembly for automatically determining a food type for a food item placed in a cooking chamber of the automatic oven, and cooks the automatically determined food item according to a cooking profile selected based on the determined food type, while optionally accommodating a user input on the determining of the food type, and the cooking profile, including an optional degree of doneness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: ALEXANDER L. CLAYTON, VINCE HUANG, XIANGXU LIU, KEN LEI, HANKS HU, JUAN CHEN, TRACY YU, JACK LI, ROY QIU, SETH HERNDON, DONALD JOHN GILMORE, CRISTIANO VITO PASTORE, DICK GE, PALLAVI MANJREKAR, BRUCE M. WIATRAK, ANDREA FERRISE, BLAKE CARTWRIGHT, RICHARD J. HUGHES, JOEL FLETTY, WYNDHAM F. GARY, Jr., JOSHUA G. ABDOO, COLLIN A. STIPE, NICHOLAS BRENN, CASEY L. MCCUAN, CHRISTOPHER L. CARPENTER
  • Patent number: 11081867
    Abstract: An avionics power management panel and door assembly where the panel includes a cabinet including a set of walls at least partially defining an interior with an open face and door assembly includes a central panel a front panel that includes a set of rows with apertures formed between two adjacent rows and where the set of rows have a crimped profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: John Michael Brett, Adrian John Hughes
  • Publication number: 20210229931
    Abstract: A conveying system is disclosed. The conveying system may have a first conveying apparatus that conveys a first article to a first location. The conveying system may also have a second conveying apparatus that conveys a second article to a second location. The conveying system may have a frame, a chute connected to the frame, and a third conveying apparatus. The chute may convey the first article received from the first conveying apparatus to a discharge location. The third conveying apparatus, disposed below the chute, may convey the second article received from the second conveying apparatus to the discharge location. The chute may be movable relative to the to the third conveying apparatus, such that the first or second article may be selectively conveyed to the discharge location via the chute or third conveying apparatus, depending on the position of the chute relative to the third conveying apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
    Inventors: John HUGHES, Timothy RONEY
  • Publication number: 20210221538
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for testing a performance of a device under different load conditions is provided. A load profile to be applied to the device by a linkage system that includes a support member, a load member, and an actuating member is identified. A value for a setting of an actuator of the actuating member is determined based on the load profile. The actuator is operated with the setting having the value determined such that a load is applied to a control surface of the device via the load member. The load applied to the control surface is determined by both the value for the setting of the actuator and a geometry of the linkage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Aron Whittemore Dreyfoos, John Scott Finigan, Gregory John Hughes, Andres Ramos
  • Publication number: 20210199299
    Abstract: A fluid mixing apparatus includes mixing conduits that extend through a fluid plenum and that define injection holes therethrough. The fluid plenum, which surrounds a first wall defining a main passage fluidly coupled to a low-pressure fluid source, is surrounded itself by a second wall defining a high-pressure plenum fluidly coupled to a high-pressure fluid source. The mixing conduits fluidly couple the high-pressure plenum to the main passage, and the fluid from the fluid plenum is delivered with the high-pressure fluid to the main passage, where the fluids mix before being discharged from an outlet of the main passage. The fluid mixing apparatus may be used to mix one or more fuels with high- and low-pressure air in a gas turbine combustor. Alternately, the fluid mixing apparatus may mix a fluid with high- and low-pressure water streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Dwight Berry, Wei Zhao, Michael John Hughes
  • Patent number: 11010794
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for employing supervised machine learning methods with activities and attributes of viewers with truth as input, to produce models that are utilized in determining probabilities that an unknown viewer belongs to one or more demographic segment categories. Using these models for processing viewer behavior, over a period of time a database of known categorized viewers is established, each categorized viewer having a probability of belonging to one or more segment categories. These probabilities are then used in bidding for online advertisements in response to impression opportunities offered in online media auctions. The probabilities are also used in predicting on-target impressions and GRPs (Gross Rating Points) in advance of online advertising media campaigns, and pricing those campaigns to advertiser/clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: John M. Trenkle, John Hughes, Adam Rose, Kevin Thakkar, Jason Lopatecki
  • Patent number: 11001456
    Abstract: A conveying system is disclosed. The conveying system may have a first conveying apparatus that conveys a first article to a first location. The conveying system may also have a second conveying apparatus that conveys a second article to a second location. The conveying system may have a frame, a chute connected to the frame, and a third conveying apparatus. The chute may convey the first article received from the first conveying apparatus to a discharge location. The third conveying apparatus, disposed below the chute, may convey the second article received from the second conveying apparatus to the discharge location. The chute may be movable relative to the to the third conveying apparatus, such that the first or second article may be selectively conveyed to the discharge location via the chute or third conveying apparatus, depending on the position of the chute relative to the third conveying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FEDEX GROUND PACKAGE SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: John Hughes, Timothy Roney
  • Patent number: 11002190
    Abstract: An annular combustion system includes a fuel nozzle, a panel fuel injector including a fuel plenum and at least one premixing channel therein, an inner liner having a hot side surface and a cool side surface and an outer liner having a hot side surface and a cool side surface. The inner liner, the outer liner and the panel fuel injector partially define a hot gas path downstream from the fuel nozzle. The inner liner and/or the outer liner define a plurality of micro-channel cooling passages which is disposed between the hot side surface and cool side surface of the inner liner. Each micro-channel cooling passage of the first plurality of micro-channel cooling passages is in fluid communication with an inlet hole defined along the cool side surface of the respective liner and an outlet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Dwight Berry, Michael John Hughes
  • Publication number: 20210131680
    Abstract: A sound level control system for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is provided. The sound level control system comprises an outdoor unit with a compressor, an outdoor fan, and an outdoor controller and a communication device located at a predefined distance from the outdoor unit. The communication device measures sound levels in response to operating the outdoor unit. The outdoor controller is configured to receive a first noise level limit for a predefined time period, receive an instruction related to selective control of the outdoor unit, selectively control both of the compressor to rotate at a first compressor speed and the outdoor fan to rotate at a first fan speed based on the noise level limit for the predefined time period, and receive information related to whether a sound pressure level at a predefined location exceeds the first noise level limit for the predefined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Arvind Chitrala, Don A. Schuster, John Hughes, Karl J. Mutchnik
  • Patent number: 10956916
    Abstract: The system and methodology of the present invention employs novel machine learning techniques in order to periodically update and supplement a set of identity verification databases used in connection with KYC determinations. The system and methodology of the present invention periodically receives updated identity data from third-party sources and may also use customer logic input provided to update the model used in making KYC determinations. The system of the present invention further updates and optimizes the identity verification databases and selectively deploys them in a production environment without requiring any human intervention, such that identity verification is incrementally improved over time as more identity data is provided to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Socure, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Ysrrael Abreu, Ali Haddad, Elliot John Hughes, Vijin K. P. Parambath
  • Patent number: 10949893
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for optimizing an online advertising campaign both before the campaign begins, and dynamically during the campaign. Optimizations are performed comparatively between a plurality of MPs (Media Properties) based on their relative cost-per-engagement. Comparisons are performed by first stack ranking MP inventory including any of sites, feeds, and verticals, based on cost per engagement. Once ranked, scores are assigned to the targeted inventory and a mean score is determined. Then, the inventory is rated as high, normal, or low impact based on their scores compared with the mean and a standard deviation for all scores. Higher impact sites with scores at least a standard deviation above the mean are initially favored, and the MP targeting strategy is dynamically adjusted during the campaign based on periodically re-evaluating the MP rankings, frequencies of engagement, and campaign progress relative to fulfillment in an allotted run time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Thakkar, John M. Trenkle, John Hughes, Adam Rose, Jason Lopatecki
  • Patent number: 10921000
    Abstract: A sound level control system for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is provided. The sound level control system comprises an outdoor unit with a compressor, an outdoor fan, and an outdoor controller and a communication device located at a predefined distance from the outdoor unit. The communication device measures sound levels in response to operating the outdoor unit. The outdoor controller is configured to receive a first noise level limit for a predefined time period, receive an instruction related to selective control of the outdoor unit, selectively control both of the compressor to rotate at a first compressor speed and the outdoor fan to rotate at a first fan speed based on the noise level limit for the predefined time period, and receive information related to whether a sound pressure level at a predefined location exceeds the first noise level limit for the predefined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Chitrala, Don A. Schuster, John Hughes, Karl J. Mutchnik
  • Publication number: 20200399984
    Abstract: A system for stimulating a subterranean formation that has a wellbore formed within the subterranean formation; and a tubular disposed within the wellbore. There is a first frac valve disposed within the tubular, the first frac valve having a first sleeve in a closed position, and further configured to move to an open position. There is an at least a second frac valve disposed within the tubular, the second frac valve having a respective sleeve in a respective closed position, and further configured to move to a respective open position. A dart is configured to pass through the first frac valve without moving the first sleeve, and to subsequently engage the second frac valve to move the respective sleeve to the respective open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: John Hughes, Ryan D. Rasmussen, Colin Atkinson, Chad Michael Erick Gibson
  • Patent number: 10852020
    Abstract: An HVAC system includes an indoor unit, an outdoor unit, a thermostat, and a remote control device. The indoor unit comprises a first variable speed drive (VSD) to control a speed of HVAC rotary components within the indoor unit, and the outdoor unit comprises a second VSD to control a speed of HVAC rotary components within the outdoor unit. The thermostat in communication with the indoor unit and the outdoor unit comprises a communication interface, and a system controller in communication with the communication interface. The remote control device transmits a signal to the system controller to alter the speed of the HVAC rotary components, where the HVAC rotary components operate at a high speed mode which is above the preset speed limit of the respective HVAC rotary component to achieve an enhanced cooling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Thomas LeRoy, Kirby N. Bicknell, Christopher Blake Smith, John Hughes, Gregory S. Brown
  • Patent number: 10830442
    Abstract: A segmented annular combustion system with dual fuel capability includes an alternating arrangement of fuel injection modules and integrated combustor nozzles. The fuel injection module includes a bundled tube fuel nozzle portion and fuel injection lances, which are fluidly coupled via conduits to respective fuel plenums. A liquid fuel cartridge is disposed within the bundled tube fuel nozzle portion, within one of the plurality of fuel injection lances, or within both the bundled tube fuel nozzle portion and one of the plurality of fuel injection lances. A gas turbine having the segmented annular combustion system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Dwight Berry, Stanley Kevin Widener, Michael John Hughes, James Scott Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20200329718
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus may include a bowl defining at least one bowl opening for contents of the bowl to exit therefrom, and a valve assembly configured to selectively attach to the bowl at the bowl opening and including at least one base portion defining a base opening and configured to selectively receive a seal portion, the seal portion being movable between open and close positions, wherein in the open position, the base opening is unobstructed allowing contents of the bowl exit the bowl via the base opening, and in the closed position, the seal portion blocks the base opening preventing contents from exiting the bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventor: John HUGHES, JR.
  • Patent number: 10801304
    Abstract: A system is provided, run on a liner, for stimulating one or more stages of a downhole wellbore. The system includes one or more frac valves arranged on the liner; each of the frac valves presenting an identical inside profile, the frac valves being openable for providing fluid communication between in inside of the liner to outside of the wellbore; and at least one dart deployable into the liner, and being adjustable to pass through one or more frac valves without opening said one or more frac valves, and to engage and open one or more other frac valves. Each of the at least one darts is identical to another. A method is further provided for stimulating one or more stages of a downhole wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The WellBoss Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hughes, Ryan D. Rasmussen, Colin Atkinson, Chad Michael Erick Gibson
  • Patent number: D923118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: John Hughes, Chrisman Hughes