Patents by Inventor Joseph Olson

Joseph Olson 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: 20190391715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identification and retrieval of content for visual search are provided. An example method includes transmitting a visual-content query to a server computing device and receiving a response to the visual-content query that identifies a digital supplement. The example method also includes causing a user interface to be displayed that includes information associated with the digital supplement. The visual-content query may be based on an image. The digital supplement may include information about the content of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Joyce, Edgar Chung, Zhe Yang, Ian Mesa, Joseph Olson
  • Publication number: 20190392084
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identification and retrieval of content for visual search are provided. An example method includes receiving data specifying a digital supplement. The data may identify a digital supplement and a supplement anchor for associating the digital supplement with visual content. The method may also include generating a data structure instance that specifies the digital supplement and the supplement anchor and, after generating the data structure instance, enabling triggering of the digital supplement by an image based at least on storing the data structure instance in a database that includes a plurality of other data structure instances. The other data structure instances may each specify a digital supplement and one or more supplement anchors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Alan Joyce, Edgar Chung, Zhe Yang, Ian Mesa, Joseph Olson
  • Patent number: 10474708
    Abstract: A user interface of an entity-centric knowledge discovery system presents an entity profile including a mix of structured and unstructured data relating to an entity. As a user refines the entity profile based on information gathered from various sources, the changing entity profile can be used as a substantially continuously updating query to search, retrieve, and rank new and pertinent information specifically relevant to the profiled entity. The platform described herein provide an active loop for refining an entity description and searching for additional information in which human input and machine-based algorithms can cooperate to more quickly build a comprehensive description of an entity of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Diffeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Adam Roberts, Max Kleiman-Weiner, John Randolph Frank, Brian Andrew Olson, David Zachary Maze, Andrew Richard Gallant, Joshua Joseph Marco Belanich, Thomas Michael DuBois
  • Patent number: 10429400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of testing medications to evaluate authenticity and identify counterfeits. The testing methods employ a reactive system comprising a solvent and an acid. Optionally, the reactive system can also comprise an organometallic agent. The testing methods can provide rapid results verifying the authenticity of an antimalarial medication. Further the test method can provide clear results that can be implemented and interpreted without special training, anywhere in the world. The test methods can offer quantitative and qualitative results. The test methods are based on reactions that yield different colors where the color can indicate the presence of an active ingredient, and the intensity of the color can indicate the concentration of the active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: South Dakota Board of Regents, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Daniel Heglund, Andrew Olson, Scott Williams, Neal Hodges, Joseph A. Marshall
  • Publication number: 20190216493
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a body assembly, a shaft, an acoustic waveguide, an articulation section, an end effector, and an articulation drive assembly. The shaft extends distally from the body assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The acoustic waveguide comprises a flexible portion. The articulation section is coupled with the shaft. A portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide. The articulation section comprises a plurality of body portions aligned along the longitudinal axis and a flexible locking member. The flexible locking member is operable to secure the body portions in relation to each other and in relation to the shaft. The end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide. The articulation drive assembly is operable to drive articulation of the articulation section to thereby deflect the end effector from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Barry C. Worrell, Benjamin J. Danziger, Benjamin D. Dickerson, Brian D. Black, Cara L. Shapiro, Charles J. Scheib, Craig N. Faller, Daniel J. Mumaw, David J. Cagle, David T. Martin, David A. Monroe, Disha V. Labhasetwar, Foster B. Stulen, Frederick L. Estera, Geoffrey S. Strobl, Gregory W. Johnson, Jacob S. Gee, Jason R. Sullivan, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jeffrey S. Swayze, John A. Hibner, John B. Schulte, Joseph E. Hollo, Kristen G. Denzinger, Kristen L. D'Uva, Matthew C. Miller, Michael R. Lamping, Richard W. Timm, Rudolph H. Nobis, Ryan M. Asher, Stephen M. Leuck, Tylor C. Muhlenkamp, William B. Weisenburgh, II, William A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190212480
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide systems and methods for forming an optical component. A method may include providing a plurality of proximity masks between a plasma source and a workpiece, the workpiece including a plurality of substrates secured thereto. Each of the plurality of substrates may include first and second target areas. The method may further include delivering, from the plasma source, an angled ion beam towards the workpiece, wherein the angled ion beam is then received at one of the plurality of masks. A first proximity mask may include a first set of openings permitting the angled ion beam to pass therethrough to just the first target area of each of the plurality of substrates. A second proximity mask may include a second set of openings permitting the angled ion beam to pass therethrough just to the second target area of each of the plurality of substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Evans, Rutger Meyer Timmerman Thijssen, Joseph Olson, Peter Kurunczi, Robert Masci
  • Patent number: 10329134
    Abstract: A cartridge for selectively dispensing an additive to water that includes a housing, a bladder disposed within the housing, and a pump connected to the housing and in fluid communication with the bladder. The bladder is configured to contain a consumable additive such as a flavor, for water. The pump is operable to selectively dispense an amount of the additive into water. The cartridge may be connected to a water filtration system such that the cartridge may dispense the additive into filtered water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Judd Dylan Olson, John Paul Boros, David James Emmons, Richard Alan Arett, Michael Robert Schroeder, William Joseph Cruzen, Kenneth John Edelman
  • Patent number: 10332488
    Abstract: A handheld device is configured with a mode indicator to provide an easily seen indication of a defined mode of operation. A command may be received by the handheld device to enter the defined mode of operation. After entering the defined mode of operation, the device may set one or more specific pixels on a display of the handheld device to a predefined color indicative of the defined mode of operation. The mode indicator on the handheld is illuminated by transporting colored light generated by the one or more specific pixels to the mode indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James Joseph Galu, Jr., Thomas Brian Olson, Michael Wayne Allen
  • Publication number: 20190183112
    Abstract: A moving decoy that better captures the natural movements of a goose or similar game bird in critical aspects, most notably, the characteristic, highly flexible goose neck and the wagging of the tail is provided. The invention provides an improved set of neck vertebrae for use in this application and may operate as integrated into the rest of the decoy or as a modular neck modular neck may be attached to a variety of different decoys. Actuation of the neck may be provided by self-contained electrical motor and power unit in the latter case. In an alternative embodiment remote access of the neck may be provided by cables run between the decoy and a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Fick, Jose Alvarez, Sam Hanson, Scott Schnering, Joseph Stoffel, Robert Welsh, Kevin Duban, Karl Goetsch, Adam Hunger, Connor Olson, Will Peckham
  • Publication number: 20190182555
    Abstract: A compensation device for maintaining a desired signal quality in transmitted signals includes a signal strength loss curve comparison component configured to compare a predetermined signal strength loss curve to a low band signal strength of a radio-frequency (RF) signal in an amplified forward path of a premise device. The compensation device also includes a gain curve adjustment component configured to output an adjusted gain curve across the RF signal in response to a comparison by the signal strength loss curve comparison component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A. Olson, David Kelma, Joseph Lai, Steven K. Shafer
  • Publication number: 20190056914
    Abstract: A method of patterning a substrate may include providing a blanket photoresist layer on the substrate; performing an ion implantation procedure of an implant species into the blanket photoresist layer, the implant species comprising an enhanced absorption efficiency at a wavelength in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) range; and subsequent to the performing the ion implantation procedure, performing a patterned exposure to expose the blanket photoresist layer to EUV radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan Y. Ma, Huixiong Dai, Anthony Renau, John Hautala, Joseph Olson
  • Patent number: 10113229
    Abstract: Approaches herein increase a ratio of reactive ions to a neutral species in a plasma processing apparatus. Exemplary approaches include providing a processing apparatus having a plasma source chamber including a first gas inlet, and a deposition chamber coupled to the plasma source chamber, wherein the deposition chamber includes a second gas inlet for delivering a point of use (POU) gas to an area proximate a substrate disposed within the deposition chamber. Exemplary approaches further include generating an ion beam for delivery to the substrate, and modifying a pressure within the deposition chamber in the area proximate the substrate to increase an amount of reactive ions present for impacting the substrate when the ion beam is delivered to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Liang Chen, John Hautala, Shurong Liang, Joseph Olson
  • Patent number: 10086276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing content in a virtual space are presented herein. The content may be generated in the virtual space by a non-player game entity. The non-player game entity may be associated with generating a particular type of content in the virtual space. The users may deploy the non-player game entities in the virtual space in order to generate the corresponding non-player game entity-generated content in the virtual space. The non-player game entity-generated content may be implemented through procedural placement of elements of the content within the virtual space. The non-player game entity-generated content comprise one or more of static content, moving content, interactive content (e.g., a game), and/or other types of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lowe, Joseph Olson, David White, Troy Johnson, Jared Schibel, Jason Scanlon, Chad Liddell, Christopher Shen
  • Patent number: 10039975
    Abstract: An immersive play environment providing techniques for generating an imaginary enemy within the environment is disclosed. A tracker device is provided in the play environment for determining a location of a user. A controller device is provided to generate an invisible interactive object (an “imaginary enemy”), to engage the user during gameplay. The controller device generates tracking information indicating a location of the imaginary enemy. The controller device determines the location of the enemy relative to the location of the user and transmits that information to the tracker device. The tracker device can communicate the location of the imaginary enemy to the user for engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Olson, Blade Olson, Michael P. Goslin, Charles Moneypenny, Ivone Alexandre
  • Publication number: 20170257594
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality. Positions and/or orientations of objects, light sources, and/or visual markers may be determined. Visual effects may be determined based on the objects, lights sources, and/or visual markers. Overlay positions and/or overlay orientations for the visual effects may be determined based on the positions and orientations of the objects, light sources, and/or visual markers. An overlay image including the visual effects may be determined and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Sebastian Janisz, Matthew Ryan, Katherine M. Bassett, Joseph Olson
  • Publication number: 20170228936
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using augmented reality with the internet of things. An augmented reality experience may be provided based on an operation of an object. Operation status information of a detected object may be obtained and a visual effect may be determined based on the operation status information. An object may be controlled using augmented reality. Operation status information of a detected object may be obtained and a control option may be determined based on the operation status information. A visual effect may be determined based on the control option and a user input regarding the control option may be obtained. A control information configured to effectuate a change in the operation of the object may be transmitted to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric Haseltine, Joseph Olson, Timothy Panec, Katherine M. Bassett, Blade Olson
  • Publication number: 20170228139
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for interacting with a virtual interface. The virtual interface may include a virtual object. The virtual object may correlate with an instruction to change the virtual interface. A user's interaction with the virtual object may be determined. The virtual interface may be changed in accordance with the instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Joseph Olson, Jason Yeung
  • Publication number: 20170178900
    Abstract: Approaches herein increase a ratio of reactive ions to a neutral species in a plasma processing apparatus. Exemplary approaches include providing a processing apparatus having a plasma source chamber including a first gas inlet, and a deposition chamber coupled to the plasma source chamber, wherein the deposition chamber includes a second gas inlet for delivering a point of use (POU) gas to an area proximate a substrate disposed within the deposition chamber. Exemplary approaches further include generating an ion beam for delivery to the substrate, and modifying a pressure within the deposition chamber in the area proximate the substrate to increase an amount of reactive ions present for impacting the substrate when the ion beam is delivered to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Tsung-Liang Chen, John Hautala, Shurong Liang, Joseph Olson
  • Publication number: 20170157510
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing content in a virtual space are presented herein. The content may be generated in the virtual space by a non-player game entity. The non-player game entity may be associated with generating a particular type of content in the virtual space. The users may deploy the non-player game entities in the virtual space in order to generate the corresponding non-player game entity-generated content in the virtual space. The non-player game entity-generated content may be implemented through procedural placement of elements of the content within the virtual space. The non-player game entity-generated content comprise one or more of static content, moving content, interactive content (e.g., a game), and/or other types of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Lowe, Joseph Olson, David White, Troy Johnson, Jared Schibel, Jason Scanlon, Chad Liddell, Christopher Shen
  • Publication number: 20160199730
    Abstract: An immersive play environment providing techniques for generating an imaginary enemy within the environment is disclosed. A tracker device is provided in the play environment for determining a location of a user. A controller device is provided to generate an invisible interactive object (an “imaginary enemy”), to engage the user during gameplay. The controller device generates tracking information indicating a location of the imaginary enemy. The controller device determines the location of the enemy relative to the location of the user and transmits that information to the tracker device. The tracker device can communicate the location of the imaginary enemy to the user for engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph OLSON, Blade Olson, Michael P. GOSLIN, Charles MONEYPENNY, Ivone ALEXANDRE