Patents by Inventor Joseph Martin

Joseph Martin 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: 20190235052
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for dynamically varying receiver characteristics in a lidar system includes emitting light pulses by a light source in a lidar system. The method further includes detecting, by a receiver in the lidar system, light from one of the light pulses scattered by one or more remote targets to identify a return light pulse. The method also includes determining an atmospheric condition at or near a geolocation of a vehicle that includes the lidar system. The method further includes providing a control signal to the receiver adjusting one or more characteristics of the receiver to compensate for attenuation or distortion of the return light pulses associated with the atmospheric condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph G. LaChapelle, Matthew D. Weed, Scott R. Campbell, Jason M. Eichenholz, Austin K. Russell, Lane A. Martin
  • Patent number: 10364538
    Abstract: Apparatus positioned at a guardrail lead end portion for absorbing energy resulting from vehicle impact includes an impact terminal, a support structure supporting the impact terminal at or adjacent to a lead end portion of the guardrail and a chute. The guardrail is in frictional engagement with inner chute surfaces and the chute applies torquing forces on the guardrail during passage of the guardrail through the chute to cause twisting of the guardrail and absorb vehicle collision impact energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lindsay Transportation Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerrit A. Dyke, Joseph Martin Sicat
  • Publication number: 20190224709
    Abstract: An aperture plate 1 comprises an inlet surface 2 for receiving a liquid to be aerosolised, an outlet surface 3 and a plurality of apertures 4 extending therebetween. The apertures 4 are tapered from an inlet opening 10 at the inlet surface 2 to an outlet or exit opening 12. The aperture plate 1 is convex in the direction of the inlet openings 10 and concave in the direction of the exit openings 12. The aerosol exits on the concave side of the aperture plate. The aperture plate of the invention generates an aerosol plume which converges and is particularly suitable for application to the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Stamford Devices Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Martin KELLY, Joseph GREHAN, Finbarr MAGUIRE
  • Publication number: 20190226962
    Abstract: A thin film vessel useable in gravimetric methods for measuring the total dissolved solids or total solids in a liquid sample, or the moisture content of a solid sample. The vessel includes a main body formed of a thin walled polymeric material having a melting temperature greater than 180° C. The main body comprises an open top edge and a sealed bottom edge which define an inner cavity configured to hold a volume of liquid, and indicia applied to a portion of the main body, wherein the indicia include a tare weight of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Environmental Express, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Jino Kim, Joseph Martin Boyd, David Alan Smith
  • Publication number: 20190209606
    Abstract: Described herein are in situ gelling compositions. The compositions include an anti-inflammatory polysaccharide and a gelling polymer, wherein the composition is a liquid prior to administration to a subject but converts to a gel upon administration to the subject. The compositions described herein have numerous applications with respect to the local treatment (reduction or prevention) of inflammation and/or tissue damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hamidreza GHANDEHARI, Siam OOTTAMASATHIEN, Mark Martin JENSEN, Joseph CAPPELLO, Wanjian JIA, Glenn D. PRESTWICH
  • Publication number: 20190205635
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a data capture application of a computing device that receives image data for an image of a document and uses the image data to capture content on the document while minimizing glare at the document. The data capture application receives user input for positioning an image token provided for display to a user of the data capture application. Positioning the image token causes adjustment of an attribute value of the image data. In response to receiving the user input the data capture application determines whether the attribute value of the image data satisfies a predefined attribute value. Based on the attribute value satisfying the predefined attribute value, the data capture application generates a composite image of the document using the image data received by the data capture application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy J. Brown, Joseph R. Mayer, Mike DiNicola, Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10329302
    Abstract: Compounds, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds are disclosed, wherein the compounds have the structure of Formula Ia, as defined in the specification. Corresponding pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment, methods of synthesis, and intermediates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: John David Trzupek, Katherine Lin Lee, Mark Edward Bunnage, Seungil Han, David Hepworth, Frank Eldridge Lovering, John Paul Mathias, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Betsy Susan Pierce, Joseph Walter Strohbach, Stephen Wayne Wright, Christoph Wolfgang Zapf, Lori Krim Gavrin, Arthur Lee, David Randolph Anderson, Kevin Joseph Curran, Christoph Martin Dehnhardt, Eddine Saiah, Joel Adam Goldberg, Xiaolun Wang, Horng-Chih Huang, Richard Vargas, Michael Dennis Lowe, Akshay Patny
  • Publication number: 20190176862
    Abstract: System includes a controller configured to obtain one or more of a route parameter or a vehicle parameter from discrete examinations of one or more of a route or a vehicle system. The route parameter is indicative of a health of the route over which the vehicle system travels. The vehicle parameter is indicative of a health of the vehicle system. The discrete examinations of the one or more of the route or the vehicle system separated from each other by one or more of location or time. The controller is configured to examine the one or more of the route parameter or the vehicle parameter to determine whether the one or more of the route or the vehicle system is damaged. The system also includes examination equipment configured to continually monitor the one or more of the route or the vehicle system responsive to determining that the one or more of the route or the vehicle is damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttannair Kumar, Wolfgang Daum, Martin Paget, Daniel Rush, Brad Thomas Costa, Seneca Snyder, Jerry Duncan, Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffrey James Kisak, Dale Martin DiDomenico, Suresh Govindappa, Manibabu Pippalla, Sethu Madhavan, Arunachala Karthik Sridharan, Prabhu Marimuthu, Jared Klineman Cooper, Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Paul Kenneth Houpt, David Lowell McKay
  • Patent number: 10316018
    Abstract: Compounds, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds are disclosed, wherein the compounds have the structure of Formula Ia, as defined in the specification. Corresponding pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment, methods of synthesis, and intermediates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Lin Lee, Christophe Philippe Allais, Christoph Martin Dehnhardt, Lori Krim Gavrin, Seungil Han, David Hepworth, Arthur Lee, Frank Eldridge Lovering, John Paul Mathias, Dafydd Rhys Owen, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Eddine Saiah, Joseph Walter Strohbach, John David Trzupek, Stephen Wayne Wright, Christoph Wolfgang Zapf
  • Patent number: 10319251
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for monitoring and aggregating, via a network, performance information that indicates scholastic achievement and electronic communications of students participating in an online group learning course, conducted electronically via the network during a course term, in which the students are initially grouped into groups and then regrouped during the course term based on the aggregated performance information, according to an implementation of the invention. The performance information may indicate a performance of a student in the course. The system may provide electronic tools to users. The system may monitor the tools to determine communication and social activity, as well as academic achievement of the students. The communication activity, social activity, and the academic achievement may be used to dynamically regroup students during a course term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SCRIYB LLC
    Inventors: Scott McKay Martin, Peter Joseph Chick, Daniel Sovanndara Te, Brandon Parker Williams
  • Publication number: 20190173300
    Abstract: A floor stand for supporting one or more mobile device charging stations for charging one or more mobile devices, including a vertical support member having an upper end and a lower end, wherein the one or more mobile device charging stations are supported on the vertical support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Augustine Mecca, Paul Martin Mecca
  • Publication number: 20190170627
    Abstract: A load frame for applying a tensile load to a test sample during a test or measurement includes a first gripper for gripping a first end of the test sample, a second gripper for gripping a second end of the test sample, and a tensioner for applying the tensile load to the test sample. The load frame further includes a first end tube that encircles the first gripper, a second end tube that encircles the second gripper, and a center tube that encircles a mid-portion of the test sample during the test or measurement. A system such as a wave-generating system may be used to measure the test sample through the center tube during a test or measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Schaefer, Roy Martin Gagnon, Dinu Tandareanu
  • Patent number: 10303653
    Abstract: Managing user accounts on a shared computing device to maintain at least one of system resources or performance. The method includes identifying one or more desired triggers indicating that that one or more user accounts should be deleted from the shared computing device to comply with a predetermined resource target. The method further includes, as a result of the one or more triggers, deleting user accounts to attempt to comply with the predetermined resource target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jessica Lynn Martin, Yaou Wei, Zachary Grant Herman, Tyler Joseph Donahue, Christopher Ronald Anthony, Christophe Dae Seung Lejeune
  • Publication number: 20190154688
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of compliance markers and marker vaccines which allow for the differentiation between infected and vaccinated individuals. In particular, it relates to a method of determining whether an individual has received an immunogenic composition comprising a recombinant protein produced by a baculovirus expression system in cultured insect cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Arun V. Iyer, Joseph Ralph Hermann, Michael B. Roof, Eric Martin Vaughn, Merrill Lynn Schaeffer
  • Publication number: 20190143408
    Abstract: In one aspect, an additive manufacturing system is provided. The additive manufacturing system includes a build platform, a first plurality of particles positioned on the build platform, and a particle containment system positioned on the build platform. The particle containment system includes a particle containment wall. The particle containment wall at least partially surrounds the first plurality of particles and includes a second plurality of particles consolidated together. The particle containment wall includes a top end spaced apart from the build platform, an inner face positioned against the first plurality of particles and extending between the build platform and the top end, and an outer face that faces a substantially particle-free region, the outer face positioned opposite the inner face and extending between the build platform and the top end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Evans Graham, William Monaghan, Thomas Charles Adcock, Andrew J. Martin, John Joseph Madelone, Jr., David Charles Bogdan, Jr., John Broddus Deaton, Jr., William Thomas Carter
  • Patent number: 10289111
    Abstract: Robots or other machines may be used for retrieving errant objects from the floor of an automated warehouse. A system can include one or more reporting methods to alert a central control to the existence and location of an object on the warehouse floor. The central control can establish a safety zone around the object to avoid contact with normal warehouse traffic (e.g., standard warehouse robots). The system can route a cleanup robot to the location to retrieve the object. The system can include a cleanup pod comprising a convertible shelving unit with a robotic arm. The cleanup pod can have a similar form factor as shelving units used for storing inventory in the warehouse, thereby enabling standard warehouse robots to lift and transport the cleanup pod to retrieve an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Romano, Peter R. Wurman, Dennis Polic, Peter K. Mansfield, Peter Martin Hess
  • Patent number: 10282440
    Abstract: A method begins by a first computing device of a plurality of computing devices accessing a rebuild hierarchical index structure to identify a data object having encoded data slices requiring rebuilding, where the structure includes a plurality of nodes that organizes a plurality of data objects based on a level of need of rebuilding. The method continues with the first computing device utilizing a rebuilding function to rebuild one or more of the identified encoded data slices to be rebuilt to produce one or more rebuilt encoded data slices and sending a write request to memory of a dispersed storage network to store the one or more rebuilt encoded data slices. The method continues with the first or another computing device updating the level of need of rebuilding of the identified data object and updating the rebuild hierarchical index structure based on the updated level of need of rebuilding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Greg Dhuse, Ravi Khadiwala, Thomas Darrel Cocagne, Andrew Baptist, Joseph Martin Kaczmarek
  • Publication number: 20190118974
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle delivery system utilizes an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to deliver packages between an initiation point and delivery points at a raised elevation. One advantage of the system is that the UAV engages the delivery points at a raised elevation, rather than the ground level. The UAV docks through an elevated structure at the delivery point for delivering the package and replenishing a power source. The elevation of the delivery point is adjustable because the tower is comprised of identical sections that allow for stacking to a desired height for UAV landing at a docking end. The package is conveyed from a docking end and through a central shaft of the elevated structure by means of an elevator. The package then travels to a lower structure for pickup. After delivery, the UAV recharges a battery and continues on the delivery route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Martin
  • Patent number: D853323
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Human, Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen John Minarsch, Lea Martin, Adam Abraham Jossem, Dae Il Kwon, Francesca Alyssum Quaglia, Benjamin S. Willis, Joseph B. Moak, Sam Rhea Sarcia, Donovan Deame, Douglas B. Satzger
  • Patent number: D855459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tambra Martin, Joseph J. Ritter