Patents by Inventor Karen Lee

Karen Lee 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: 20190298875
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disinfecting a lavatory inside a vehicle in response to a set of criteria being met. A determination is made as to whether a set of criteria for activation of a disinfection system that emits far-ultraviolet radiation to perform a disinfection process inside a lavatory has been met. In response to a determination that the set of criteria has been met, the disinfection system is activated to perform the disinfection process inside the lavatory using the far-ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James J. Childress, Mark L. Cloud, Karen Lee Hills
  • Patent number: 10430214
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether an application has previously been executed by a computing device. The method includes, responsive to determining that the application has not previously been executed by the computing device, determining, by the application, contextual information associated with the computing device. The method also includes determining, based at least in part on the contextual information, content to include in at least one template graphic user interface of a plurality of template graphical user interfaces for an onboarding tutorial of the application. At least one template graphical user interface is associated with at least one feature of the application. The method also includes generating, based on the at least one template graphical user interface and the content, at least a first graphical user interface of the onboarding, tutorial. The method further includes outputting an indication of the first graphical user interface of the onboarding tutorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Malhar Gupta, Karen Vertierra, Roee Livne, Neel Rao, Courtney Caldwell, Jiwoong Lee
  • Patent number: 10417371
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an apparatus. The apparatus may include a region identifier module that receives a floorplan of an integrated circuit, identifies a standard cell region between already placed functional blocks of the floorplan, and sub-divides the standard cell region into multiple sub-regions. The apparatus may include a region analyzer module that analyzes each sub-region of the multiple sub-regions to determine a number of already placed power straps that exist within a boundary of each sub-region. The apparatus may include a strap placement module that inserts one or more additional power straps in each sub-region based on user defined parameters for each sub-region, if it is determined that the number of already placed power straps is inconsistent with the user defined parameters for each sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Karen Lee Delk, Marlin Wayne Frederick, Jr., Ravindra Narayana Rao
  • Publication number: 20190278619
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether an application has previously been executed by a computing device. The method includes, responsive to determining that the application has not previously been executed by the computing device, determining, by the application, contextual information associated with the computing device. The method also includes determining, based at least in part on the contextual information, content to include in at least one template graphic user interface of a plurality of template graphical user interfaces for an onboarding tutorial of the application. At least one template graphical user interface is associated with at least one feature of the application. The method also includes generating, based on the at least one template graphical user interface and the content, at least a first graphical user interface of the onboarding tutorial. The method further includes outputting an indication of the first graphical user interface of the onboarding tutorial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Malhar Gupta, Karen Vertierra, Roee Livne, Neel Rao, Courtney Caldwell, Jiwoong Lee
  • Publication number: 20190258500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing data deduplication of storage units. An example method may comprise: receiving a request to initialize a portion of a data storage; modifying a content of a storage unit to comprise an initialization value; updating, by a processing device, a content indicator to represent the initialization value of the storage unit; determining in view of the content indicator that a plurality of storage units comprise matching content; and updating the storage unit to comprise a reference to the matching content of one of the plurality of storage units that comprise the matching content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Tsirkin, Karen Lee Noel
  • Publication number: 20190254888
    Abstract: A method of creating a topsheet for an absorbent article is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a pre-cursor web of material, the pre-cursor web of material having a first surface and an opposing second surface, wherein the pre-cursor web of material is a composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer is a film and the second layer is a nonwoven material having a plurality of fibers; forming a first plurality of apertures having sidewalls extending in a first direction from the pre-cursor web of material; forming a second plurality of apertures having sidewalls extending in a second direction from the pre-cursor material, wherein the first direction and the second direction are different; and forming a plurality of embossments in the pre-cursor web of material, wherein the embossments are oriented in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Publication number: 20190244900
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an integrated circuit having a power gate cell and a first power distribution grid. The integrated circuit may include a second power distribution grid aligned with and disposed above the power gate cell. The second power distribution grid may be disposed between the power gate cell and the first power distribution grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Marlin Wayne Frederick, JR., Karen Lee Delk
  • Patent number: 10372130
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating feedback to passengers of autonomous vehicles regarding reasons for actions taken by autonomous vehicles to build trust with passengers are described herein. For instance, an autonomous vehicle may associate various objects with symbols and/or predicates while traversing a path to evaluate Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) formulae. Events along the path may require the autonomous vehicle to perform an action. The vehicle may determine to communicate the event and/or action to the passenger to provide a reason as to why the autonomous vehicle took the action, based on evaluation of the LTL formulae. In some examples, the autonomous vehicle may communicate with passengers via one or more of visual cues, auditory cues, and/or haptic cues. In this way, autonomous vehicles may build trust with passengers by reassuring and informing passengers of reasons for taking actions either before, during, or after the action is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Kaushansky, Jacob Lee Askeland, Vasumathi Raman
  • Patent number: 10363329
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disinfecting a lavatory inside a vehicle in response to a set of criteria being met. A determination is made as to whether a set of criteria for activation of a disinfection system that emits far-ultraviolet radiation to perform a disinfection process inside a lavatory has been met. In response to a determination that the set of criteria has been met, the disinfection system is activated to perform the disinfection process inside the lavatory using the far-ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Childress, Mark L. Cloud, Karen Lee Hills
  • Patent number: 10360048
    Abstract: A method includes determining whether an application has previously been executed by a computing device. The method includes, responsive to determining that the application has not previously been executed by the computing device, determining, by the application, contextual information associated with the computing device. The method also includes determining, based at least in part on the contextual information, content to include in at least one template graphic user interface of a plurality of template graphical user interfaces for an onboarding tutorial of the application. At least one template graphical user interface is associated with at least one feature of the application. The method also includes generating, based on the at least one template graphical user interface and the content, at least a first graphical user interface of the onboarding, tutorial. The method further includes outputting an indication of the first graphical user interface of the onboarding tutorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Malhar Gupta, Karen Vertierra, Roee Livne, Neel Rao, Courtney Caldwell, Jiwoong Lee
  • Patent number: 10322038
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, is described herein. The topsheet is a two layer composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer. The composite or laminate has a first plurality of apertures and a second plurality of apertures, wherein the first plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in a first direction, wherein the second plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in second direction that is different than the first direction, and wherein the composite or laminate also includes a plurality of embossments which extend in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 10315019
    Abstract: Implantable drug delivery devices include a housing having a closed drug reservoir lumen bounded by a first wall structure and a hydrophilic second wall structure, and a drug contained in the drug reservoir lumen, wherein the first wall structure is impermeable to the drug and the second wall structure is permeable to the drug. Methods of providing controlled release of drug to a patient include deploying a drug delivery device in the patient releasing a drug from the drug reservoir lumen via diffusion through the second wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TARIS BIOMEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Heejin Lee, Karen Daniel, Matthew Sansone
  • Patent number: 10307942
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is described herein. The precursor web comprises a film layer and a nonwoven layer having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The forming apparatus heats and stretches the precursor web forming apertures therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 10286199
    Abstract: Implantable drug delivery devices include a housing having a closed drug reservoir lumen bounded by a first wall structure and a hydrophilic second wall structure, and a drug contained in the drug reservoir lumen, wherein the first wall structure is impermeable to the drug and the second wall structure is permeable to the drug. Methods of providing controlled release of drug to a patient include deploying a drug delivery device in the patient releasing a drug from the drug reservoir lumen via diffusion through the second wall structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TARIS BIOMEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Heejin Lee, Karen Daniel, Matthew Sansone
  • Patent number: 10266486
    Abstract: The disclosure generally provides methods for preparing compositions comprising alkanolamine alkylamides and polyols. This disclosure further relates to methods for preparing compositions comprising alkanolamine alkylamides and polyols that can be used in formulations that provide moisturization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Hanamanthsa Bevinakatti, Karen Lee White
  • Patent number: 10210303
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an apparatus having a receiver module that receives a floorplan of an integrated circuit having power gates, an obstruction, and a control pin for providing a sleep signal. The apparatus can include an identifier module that identifies where the obstruction interrupts a sequence of the power gates, organizes the sequence of the power gates into a column, and divides the column into segments in which a first segment lies below the obstruction, a second segment lies above the obstruction, and a third segment is offset from the first segment and the second segment. The apparatus can include a stitcher module that performs a sleep signal stitching for the integrated circuit by distributing the sleep signal from the control pin to the power gates that include each power gate in each of the first segment, the second segment, and the third segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Ravindra Narayana Rao, Marlin Wayne Frederick, Jr., Karen Lee Delk, Stefan Charles Creaser
  • Publication number: 20190031598
    Abstract: The disclosure generally provides methods for preparing compositions comprising alkanolamine alkylamides and polyols. This disclosure further relates to methods for preparing compositions comprising alkanolamine alkylamides and polyols that can be used in formulations that provide moisturization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Hanamanthsa BEVINAKATTI, Karen Lee WHITE
  • Publication number: 20180246748
    Abstract: A system and method of emulating virtual processor identifiers includes a nested hypervisor requesting a virtual processor identifier, which identifies a virtual processor, the request triggering an exit to a host hypervisor. The host hypervisor identifies a request including the virtual processor identifier. The host hypervisor generates a key defining an association between a virtual machine and the virtual processor identifier. The host hypervisor stores the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Bandan Das, Karen Lee Noel
  • Publication number: 20180218107
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to an apparatus. The apparatus may include a region identifier module that receives a floorplan of an integrated circuit, identifies a standard cell region between already placed functional blocks of the floorplan, and sub-divides the standard cell region into multiple sub-regions. The apparatus may include a region analyzer module that analyzes each sub-region of the multiple sub-regions to determine a number of already placed power straps that exist within a boundary of each sub-region. The apparatus may include a strap placement module that inserts one or more additional power straps in each sub-region based on user defined parameters for each sub-region, if it is determined that the number of already placed power straps is inconsistent with the user defined parameters for each sub-region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Karen Lee Delk, Marlin Wayne Frederick, JR., Ravindra Narayana Rao
  • Patent number: D858621
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Neck Glasses, LLC
    Inventors: Karen June Ganovsky, Peng Lee, Dianna Varner Seddon