Patents by Inventor Kevin Humphreys

Kevin Humphreys 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: 20240099424
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes a sole, an upper connected to the sole, and an insole positioned within a foot cavity. The upper includes an outer shell extending from the heel region to the forefoot region, the outer shell including an outer heel wall defining an upper perimeter. A bootie is positioned within the outer shell and extends from the heel region to the forefoot region. The bootie is free floating relative to the outer shell within the heel region. The booting includes an inner heel cup configured to be moved between an upright position and a folded position. A posterior wall of the inner heel cup extends above the upper perimeter of the outer heel wall when the inner heel cup is in the upright position. The posterior wall of the inner heel cup is laid against the insole when the inner heel cup is in the folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Kevin Plank, John Humphrey, Marcus Cheatham, Ryan Drew
  • Patent number: 11938630
    Abstract: An edible soft robot system may be used to display and/or interact with edible inflatable objects. In an embodiment, the edible inflatable object is configured to receive a fluid in an internal compartment. The edible inflatable object may be reversibly coupled to a container, wherein coupling the edible inflatable object to the container comprises aligning a port of the edible inflatable object to a fluid conduit to fluidically couple the internal compartment to the fluid conduit. A control system of the edible soft robot system is configured to receive instructions to adjust inflation of the internal compartment by activating fluid flow into or out of the internal compartment via the fluid conduit, wherein adjusting inflation of the internal compartment causes the edible inflatable object to actuate on or within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Akiva Meir Krauthamer, Kimberly Anne Humphreys, Aaron Chandler Jeromin, Elam Kevin Hertzler, Timothy Fitzgerald Garnier
  • Patent number: 9915590
    Abstract: In a material sample separation and collection system, a sample is obtained by airflow separation. The system and attendant methods collect a complete sample over a defined period of time by modulating one or more pressure balancing valves, thus allowing for a variable flow rate of materials through the system even while the fan or other source of airflow operates at constant speed. The sampling rate, which is based on how quickly or slowly materials enter and pass through the system and into a collection vessel, is automatically modulated in real time based on sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: HOLLISON, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Humphrey, Anthony Bashall, Roger Dame, David Humphrey
  • Publication number: 20160022335
    Abstract: A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a retaining element and a spring element. The stratum comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a hole extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the second surface is configured to engage at least a portion of the bone. The retaining element comprises a first position that permits a fastener to be passed through the hole, and a second position that at least partially overlaps the hole. The spring element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to engage the retaining element such that the spring element helps maintain the retaining element in its second position so as to help prevent inadvertent backing out of the fastener after the fastener has been fully inserted into the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Humphreys
  • Patent number: 9173689
    Abstract: A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a retaining element and a spring element. The stratum comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a hole extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the second surface is configured to engage at least a portion of the bone. The retaining element comprises a first position that permits a fastener to be passed through the hole, and a second position that at least partially overlaps the hole. The spring element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to engage the retaining element such that the spring element helps maintain the retaining element in its second position so as to help prevent inadvertent backing out of the fastener after the fastener has been fully inserted into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Humphreys
  • Patent number: 8454667
    Abstract: A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a retaining element and a spring element. The stratum comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a hole extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the second surface is configured to engage at least a portion of the bone. The retaining element comprises a first position that permits a fastener to be passed through the hole, and a second position that at least partially overlaps the hole. The spring element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to engage the retaining element such that the spring element helps maintain the retaining element in its second position so as to help prevent inadvertent backing out of the fastener after the fastener has been fully inserted into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orhtopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Humphreys
  • Publication number: 20120158068
    Abstract: A retaining mechanism for use in affixing a stratum to bone is disclosed. The retaining mechanism comprises a stratum, a retaining element and a spring element. The stratum comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a hole extending between the first surface and the second surface, wherein the second surface is configured to engage at least a portion of the bone. The retaining element comprises a first position that permits a fastener to be passed through the hole, and a second position that at least partially overlaps the hole. The spring element is configured to engage the stratum and configured to engage the retaining element such that the spring element helps maintain the retaining element in its second position so as to help prevent inadvertent backing out of the fastener after the fastener has been fully inserted into the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthropedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Humphreys
  • Publication number: 20070027863
    Abstract: A method of identifying definitions in documents includes receiving text units as an input. Which of the text units includes a cue phrase is then identified. For text units identified as including a cue phrase, localized parsing is performed around the cue phrase to determine whether the text unit including the cue phrase contains a definition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Powell, Kevin Humphreys, Saliha Azzam
  • Publication number: 20060047691
    Abstract: Methods of constructing a document index including named entity information generated by at least one tool associated with parsing computer programs are presented. The methods include using a lexical analyzer generator, e.g. Flex, and/or a parser generator, e.g. Yacc, to generate named entity recognizers. The named entity recognizers are used to identify named entities in documents, in particular, very large document sets such as web pages available on the Internet. The identified named entities are stored as named entity annotations in the document index. Also, methods of performing searches using the document index are presented. The searches are performed based on queries that can be received on an application programming interface (API). Relevant documents are obtained using the named entity annotations, which can be returned across the API. Also presented are associated computer readable media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Humphreys, Michael Calcagno, Kevin Powell
  • Publication number: 20060047500
    Abstract: Methods of identifying named entities in natural language text using machine or computer compiler tools are provided. A lexical analyzer generator such as Flex or Lex or an equivalent tool can be used to generate a recognizer for named entities, such as digits, date expressions, and email or web addresses. Alternatively, a parser generator, such as Yacc or Bison or an equivalent tool can be used to generate a recognizer for other named entities, such as person and company names. Further, a lexical analyzer generated by Flex, Lex, or its equivalent is used in combination with a parser generated by Yacc, Bison, or its equivalent to identify named entities. Multiple lexical analyzers and/or parsers identify one or more classes of named entities, such as email addresses or person names. In many embodiments, recognized named entities can be used to construct at least one index of web pages or documents including named entities that can be accessed by a natural language processing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Humphreys, Kevin Powell
  • Publication number: 20060047690
    Abstract: Method of integrating Flex and Yacc (or their respective equivalents) into a named entity recognition engine used as a component of a general text processing system is provided. The named entity recognition engine adds results into a central representation or lattice for use by various subsequent applications. The applications can configure which named entity classes or types are recognized via an application program interface. The text processing system configures input and output through the lattice for Flex and Yacc to maintain high performance. Optionally, the text processing system minimizes expensive lexicon look-up by maximizing named entity constituents matched by Flex-generated recognizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Humphreys, Hisakazu Igarashi, Kevin Powell
  • Publication number: 20050234705
    Abstract: A method of, and system for, generating a sentence from a semantic representation maps the semantic representation to an unordered set of syntactic nodes. Simplified generation grammar rules and statistical goodness measure values from a corresponding analysis grammar are then used to create a tree structure to order the syntactic nodes. The sentence is then generated from the tree structure. The generation grammar is a simplified (context free) version of a corresponding full (context sensitive) analysis grammar. In the generation grammar, conditions on each rule are ignored except those directly related to the semantic representation. The statistical goodness measure values, which are calculated through an analysis training phase in which a corpus of example sentences is processed using the full analysis grammar, are used to guide the generation choice to prefer substructures most commonly found in a particular syntactic/semantic context during analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Humphreys, David Weise, Michael Calcagno
  • Patent number: D375613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Inventor: Kevin Humphrey