Patents by Inventor Kenneth Henderson

Kenneth Henderson 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: 9708830
    Abstract: An inflatable exercise chamber (100) for performing exercise therein, the inflatable exercise chamber comprising (100); one or more walls (102) defining an enclosed space, wherein the wall (102) comprises an inner membrane (110, 210) and an outer membrane (112) defining an inflatable cavity (114) therebetween, wherein the inner membrane (110) of the wall is a gas-permeable membrane (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: HOT POD YOGA LIMITED
    Inventors: Maxwell Kenneth Henderson, Nicholas John Clinton Higgins
  • Publication number: 20160279499
    Abstract: An inflatable exercise chamber (100) for performing exercise therein, the inflatable exercise chamber comprising (100); one or more walls (102) defining an enclosed space, wherein the wall (102) comprises an inner membrane (110, 210) and an outer membrane (112) defining an inflatable cavity (114) therebetween, wherein the inner membrane (110) of the wall is a gas-permeable membrane (210).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Hot Pod Yoga Limited
    Inventors: Maxwell Kenneth Henderson, Nicholas John Clinton Higgins
  • Publication number: 20150114439
    Abstract: An inflatable exercise chamber (100) for performing exercise therein, the inflatable exercise chamber comprising (100): one or more walls (102) defining an enclosed space, wherein the wall (102) comprises an inner membrane (110, 210) and an outer membrane (112) defining an inflatable cavity (114) therebetween, wherein the inner membrane (110) of the wall is a gas-permeable membrane (210).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Hot Pod Yoga Limited
    Inventors: Maxwell Kenneth Henderson, Nicholas John Clinton Higgins
  • Patent number: 8014756
    Abstract: A mobile authorization service may be implemented as a web-based service, hosted on an authorization service server, and may exchange messages with various computing devices of subscribers to the service, including mobile communication devices. The service may be implemented as a software application executing on the server, and may include a client portion executing on subscriber computer systems and/or mobile communication devices, or subscribers may interact with the service using a text messaging application or a web browsing application. The service may receive an authorization request from a subscriber and may send a request message to an approver. The approver may send a reply message to the service indicating an answer. After authenticating the reply, the service may provide a response to the requester. The service may store information regarding authorization requests and responses. An authorization service subscriber account may be configurable for an individual or corporate subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 7895227
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system and method for detecting trends in network-based content, such as trends within the content of various network locations, are described. The system and method for detecting trends in network-based content may include a network-based trend service that enables a user to create a trend profile. The trend profile may include, a search target, a sampling frequency or schedule, and/or one or more thresholds. To determine the level of network-based activity for a search target, the network-based trend service may determine which network locations of a search domain contain the search target. The network-based trend service may determine the number of instances of the search target found within each search result. The network-based trend service may capture data samples that may include the total number of search results and/or the total instance count and may determine one or more trends from the data samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 7870491
    Abstract: In various embodiments, user support in computer software applications may be provided on the basis of user interaction histories. Critical points may be defined throughout the applications and the user interaction histories at these critical points may be stored and indexed for future retrieval. User interaction histories at these critical points may also be scored to determine, for example, whether the system should intervene. In some embodiments, when providing user support, an entity may access the user interaction history (e.g., using the index). The user interaction history may assist the entity in determining how to assist the system user at their current point in the application. In some embodiments, user support may be not limited to assisting the system user with a problem. For example, user support may include presenting a promotion or advertisement to the system user based on the user interaction history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Henderson, Terry F. LeClair
  • Patent number: 7774324
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system that tracks progress on a plan. The system starts by receiving a one or more completed plan templates (which constitute plans) from a set of plan providers. The system then stores the plans in a plan database. Next, the system receives a request for a plan, for which the plan database contains one or more plans that can be used to fulfill the request. The system then provides a user interface (UI) to display the plans that fulfill the request. Next, the system receives a selection signal that selects a plan to fulfill the request. The system then displays the selected plan through the UI, which involves initially displaying projected progress on the plan at one or more intervals on a timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Henderson, Steven A. Sholtis
  • Publication number: 20090037248
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a polling system. The system starts by receiving responses to a poll from one or more poll respondents. The system then uses information in a database to determine the reliability of the responses. Next, the system aggregates the poll responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Steven Sholtis, Kenneth Henderson, Nathan Terres, Terry LeClair
  • Publication number: 20080093006
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise devices, systems and methods associated with making and/or using a fabric. The fabric can comprise a hydrophobic coating. The fabric can comprise a microporous sub-layer. Certain exemplary embodiments comprise fuel cells and/or fuel cell structures adapted to utilize the fabric for one or more gas permeable electrically conductive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: David Dillard, Michael Ellis, Shu Guo, Kenneth Henderson, Joshua Sole
  • Publication number: 20080021875
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for performing a tone-based search. During operation, the system receives a search-request, which includes a search request-term. For each context-term in a pre-defined list of context-terms, the system, in response to receiving the search-term, searches a first set of documents for the context-term and the search-term, wherein each context-term is associated with a tone. Next, the system obtains a list of search results from the search, and for each search result in the list of search results, the system assigns a score. Then, for each search result in the list of search results, the system creates a link which points to the locations in a document of an occurrence of the search-term, and an occurrence of a context-term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Kenneth Henderson
  • Publication number: 20070250430
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods and systems for buying and selling goods and services over a peer-to-peer network. Multiple client devices are connected as peer nodes within a P2P network. Active P2P network nodes register with a server as they come online. The server stores information about the types of goods and services that are available from each registered peer and the routing information needed to contact that peer. A peer acting as a buyer, referred to herein as a buyer, can query the server and receive a list of peers with offerings of a desired type along with the necessary routing information for those peers. The buyer can then query each peer on the list and receive details about that peer's offerings. The buyer can choose to execute a sales transaction with a selected peer if that peer's offerings meet with the buyer's approval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Sholtis, Jim Del Favero, Kenneth Henderson
  • Publication number: 20060227946
    Abstract: An intelligent audio-activated document production device controlled through a telephony device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventor: Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 6187721
    Abstract: Soot in a lubricated diesel engine is effectively dispersed without adversely affecting the viscosity of the lubricant by using a particular lubricant. The lubricant utilized comprises a lubricant base stock (e.g. more than 75% by weight), a dispersant (e.g. from 0.2-less than 4% from a detergent inhibitor (D1) package), and a functionalized viscosity index improver (e.g. from 0.1-2.5% by solids weight). The functionalized viscosity index improver is a highly functionalized graft copolymer reaction product of an oxygen, a nitrogen, or an oxygen and nitrogen containing, ethylenically unsaturated, aliphatic or aromatic monomer having from 2 to about 50 carbon atoms grafted onto a polyolefin copolymer. Also, 0-2.5% by solids weight of another viscosity index improver besides the highly functionalized graft copolymer reaction product may be added, as well as other conventional additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventors: Irwin Goldblatt, Michael McHenry, Kenneth Henderson, Danny Carlisle, Niall Ainscough, Myron Brown, Richard Tittel
  • Patent number: 6109361
    Abstract: A fire protection system for the exterior of a building that provides protection from fires by sprinkling the exterior of the building with water. The fire protection system includes a number of sprinkler heads that each also include a light source for providing illumination as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Inventor: Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 6086289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and in-situ method for immobilizing mine drainage from spent mine works. This apparatus and preferred method are readily adapted for use in any mine, but particularly well-suited for mines which are located on steep hills or mountain sides having limited infrastructure to permit access for utilities and construction equipment. The present invention utilizes known technology for erecting a bulkhead in the portal of a mine drift, providing a distribution system for controlling drainage of mine water collected behind the bulkhead, mixing the mine water with a constituent to form a slurry, and introducing the slurry into the sealed mine. The present invention has the advantage of neutralizing the mine water to make discharges, if any, acceptable; precipitating dissolved metal out of the mine water within the sealed mine; and further sealing fissures that create seepage from the sealed mine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Mueller Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Baum, Gary L. Barker, William H. Hensley, Donald Simpson, Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 6078018
    Abstract: Sorting apparatus has a conveyor belt or equivalent mechanism for moving particles at a speed sufficient to generate a stream of particles in air, which particles can be graded such that selected material can be removed. The grading or sorting is conducted by a primary scanning system for analysing light reflected from particles in the stream in a plurality of wavelength ranges. Ejectors for removing particles from the stream are disposed downstream of the scanning system, and are instructed in response to signals received from the scanning system. An auxiliary scanning system is also included to establish the presence of material in the stream, and in the event that a void is detected in a given region, then the analysis of that region by the primary scanning system and any corresponding activation of the ejectors is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Sortex Limited
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Herbert Fraenkel, Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 5873470
    Abstract: Sorting apparatus has a conveyor belt or equivalent mechanism for moving particles at a speed sufficient to generate a stream of particles in air, which particles can be graded such that selected material can be removed. The grading or sorting is conducted by a primary scanning system for analysing light reflected from particles in the stream in a plurality of wavelength ranges. Ejectors for removing particles from the stream are disposed downstream of the scanning system, and are instructed in response to signals received from the scanning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Sortex Limited
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Herbert Fraenkel, Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 5692621
    Abstract: Sorting apparatus has a conveyor belt or equivalent mechanism for moving particles at a speed sufficient to generate a stream of particles in air, which particles can be graded such that unacceptable material can be removed. The grading or sorting is conducted by a primary scanning system for analyzing light reflected from particles in the stream in a plurality of wavelength ranges. Ejectors for removing particles from the stream are disposed downstream of the scanning system, and are instructed in response to signals received from the scanning system. An auxiliary scanning system is also included to establish the presence of material in the stream, and in the event that a void is detected in a given region, then the analysis of that region by the primary scanning system and any corresponding activation of the ejectors is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Sortex Limited
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Herbert Fraenkel, Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 5538142
    Abstract: Sorting apparatus has a conveyor belt or equivalent mechanism for moving particles at a speed sufficient to generate a stream of particles in air, which particles can be graded such that unacceptable material can be removed. The grading or sorting is conducted by a primary scanning system for analyzing light reflected from particles in the stream in a plurality of wavelength ranges. Ejectors for removing particles from the stream are disposed downstream of the scanning system, and are instructed in response to signals received from the scanning system. An auxiliary scanning system is also included to establish the presence of material in the stream, and in the event that a void is detected in a given region, then the analysis of that region by the primary scanning system and any corresponding activation of the ejectors is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Sortex Limited
    Inventors: Robert Davis, Herbert Fraenkel, Kenneth Henderson
  • Patent number: 3991166
    Abstract: A ceramic material includes at least 90% of a single phase silicon aluminum oxynitrite having the general formula:--Si.sub.6.sub.-z Al.sub.z N.sub.8.sub.-z O.sub.z --where z is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 5.One method of producing the ceramic material involves sintering a mixture including not more than 75% by weight of high active surface area alumina powder of particle size less than 10 microns and silicon nitride powder of particle size less than 20 microns.In another method of producing the ceramic material, a mixture of silicon and alumina powders of particle size less than 20 microns is nitrided at a temperature between 1250.degree. C and 1600.degree. C. The proportions of silicon and alumina in the mixture being nitrided are such that the atomic ratio of silicon to aluminium is not less than 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1976
    Assignee: Joseph Lucas (Industries) Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth Henderson Jack, William Ian Wilson