Patents by Inventor Kevin Kelley

Kevin Kelley 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: 20170370848
    Abstract: Cell counters and methods of their use are disclosed herein. The cell counters comprise a sample mounting system that includes a base comprising a mounted lower sample surface and a cover comprising a mounted upper sample surface; a bright-field light source incorporated in the cover; an objective lens mounted below the sample mounting system; optionally, a fluorescence excitation source in optical communication with the sample mounting system; and an imaging system in optical communication with the bright-field light source and the objective lens. The mounted sample surfaces are configured for repeated use, such that disposable sample cartridges are not needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Fernando F. Kielhorn, Daniel A. Schieffer, David L. Ash, Kevin Kelley
  • Patent number: 9776100
    Abstract: A discharge platform comprises an air propulsion mechanism that propels the discharge platform through the air. The discharge platform also comprises a special effect storage device that stores a special effect and is operably connected to the discharge platform. Further, the discharge platform comprises a processor. In addition, the discharge platform comprises an air delivery special effect mechanism that discharges a special effect from the special effect storage device toward a destination after receiving an instruction from the processor and during propulsion of the discharge platform through the air by the air propulsion mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Wong, John Bouman, Kevin Kelley, Ken Wagner
  • Publication number: 20160352812
    Abstract: A system includes a processor which has access to a representation of model of activity, which includes workspaces. Each workspace includes domain hierarchies for representing an organizational structure of the collaborating users using the system, and initiatives hierarchies representing process structures for accomplishing goals. An interface permits users to view and modify the workspaces for which the user has access. Each user can have different access permissions in different workspaces. The domain and initiative hierarchies provide two views of the workspace objects without duplicating resources. A resource is a collection of shared elements defined by the users that give users associated with the workspace access to information sources. Users can define knowledge boards for creating reports based on information fields of the resources. The knowledge board is associated with a resource template from which the resource is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Janet Ahlgren, Andy Chang, Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Gorham Palmer, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph, Robert Torchon
  • Patent number: 9367571
    Abstract: Techniques used in a system for collaborative work which gives collaborators unskilled in data processing technologies access to a variety of information resources to provide the collaborators with information resources which are obtained in response to parameterized information requests such as queries. The techniques use records in database tables to represent a class of parameterized information requests. Information for instances of the class includes queries that may be used in the instances and default values for bind parameters in the queries. Values for the bind parameters may also be specified for classes of user interfaces that employ the information sources returned by the parameterized information requests and for instances of the user interface. A user may also use specify values for bind parameters in his or her instance of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20160129363
    Abstract: A discharge platform comprises an air propulsion mechanism that propels the discharge platform through the air. The discharge platform also comprises a special effect storage device that stores a special effect and is operably connected to the discharge platform. Further, the discharge platform comprises a processor. In addition, the discharge platform comprises an air delivery special effect mechanism that discharges a special effect from the special effect storage device toward a destination after receiving an instruction from the processor and during propulsion of the discharge platform through the air by the air propulsion mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Clifford Wong, John Bouman, Kevin Kelley, Ken Wagner
  • Patent number: 9311625
    Abstract: A system for supporting collaborative activity in a network includes a storage component storing data related to the network and a model of the network; a processor that accesses the stored data and the model to process the data according to the model, where the stored data relates to the collaborative activity including user-defined data created by interaction of a user and the model, and context data related to the user, where the user-defined data and the context data, as metadata, are stored in the storage component; and a user interface, provided by the processor, that presents the user-defined data, the context data, and the model in a form readable by the user, the interface permitting the user to define a set of arbitrary domains, relate the user-defined data to the domains, and view relationships between the user-defined data and the context data, and the domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas F. Beaven, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gorham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8966445
    Abstract: A system includes a processor which has access to a representation of model of activity, which includes workspaces. Each workspace includes domain hierarchies for representing an organizational structure of the collaborating users using the system, and initiatives hierarchies representing process structures for accomplishing goals. An interface permits users to view and modify the workspaces for which the user has access. Each user can have different access permissions in different workspaces. The domain and initiative hierarchies provide two views of the workspace objects without duplicating resources. A resource is a collection of shared elements defined by the users that give users associated with the workspace access to information sources. Users can define knowledge boards for creating reports based on information fields of the resources. The knowledge board is associated with a resource template from which the resource is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Janet Ahlgren, Andy Chang, Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Gorham Palmer, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph, Robert Torchon
  • Publication number: 20150032778
    Abstract: Techniques used in a system for collaborative work which gives collaborators unskilled in data processing technologies access to a variety of information resources to provide the collaborators with information resources which are obtained in response to parameterized information requests such as queries. The techniques use records in database tables to represent a class of parameterized information requests. Information for instances of the class includes queries that may be used in the instances and default values for bind parameters in the queries. Values for the bind parameters may also be specified for classes of user interfaces that employ the information sources returned by the parameterized information requests and for instances of the user interface. A user may also use specify values for bind parameters in his or her instance of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20140372536
    Abstract: A system includes a processor which has access to a representation of model of activity, which includes workspaces. Each workspace includes domain hierarchies for representing an organizational structure of the collaborating users using the system, and initiatives hierarchies representing process structures for accomplishing goals. An interface permits users to view and modify the workspaces for which the user has access. Each user can have different access permissions in different workspaces. The domain and initiative hierarchies provide two views of the workspace objects without duplicating resources. A resource is a collection of shared elements defined by the users that give users associated with the workspace access to information sources. Users can define knowledge boards for creating reports based on information fields of the resources. The knowledge board is associated with a resource template from which the resource is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Janet Ahlgren, Andy Chang, Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Gorham Palmer, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph, Robert Torchon
  • Patent number: 8850385
    Abstract: A system includes a processor which has access to a representation of model of activity, which includes workspaces. Each workspace includes domain hierarchies for representing an organizational structure of the collaborating users using the system, and initiatives hierarchies representing process structures for accomplishing goals. An interface permits users to view and modify the workspaces for which the user has access. Each user can have different access permissions in different workspaces. The domain and initiative hierarchies provide two views of the workspace objects without duplicating resources. A resource is a collection of shared elements defined by the users that give users associated with the workspace access to information sources. Users can define knowledge boards for creating reports based on information fields of the resources. The knowledge board is associated with a resource template from which the resource is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Virtualagility Inc.
    Inventors: Janet Ahlgren, Andy Chang, Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Gorham Palmer, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph, Robert Torchon
  • Patent number: 8805879
    Abstract: Techniques used in a system for collaborative work which gives collaborators unskilled in data processing technologies access to a variety of information resources to provide the collaborators with information resources which are obtained in response to parameterized information requests such as queries. The techniques use records in database tables to represent a class of parameterized information requests. Information for instances of the class includes queries that may be used in the instances and default values for bind parameters in the queries. Values for the bind parameters may also be specified for classes of user interfaces that employ the information sources returned by the parameterized information requests and for instances of the user interface. A user may also use specify values for bind parameters in his or her instance of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20140026072
    Abstract: A system for supporting collaborative activity in a network includes a storage component storing data related to the network and a model of the network; a processor that accesses the stored data and the model to process the data according to the model, where the stored data relates to the collaborative activity including user-defined data created by interaction of a user and the model, and context data related to the user, where the user-defined data and the context data, as metadata, are stored in the storage component; and a user interface, provided by the processor, that presents the user-defined data, the context data, and the model in a form readable by the user, the interface permitting the user to define a set of arbitrary domains, relate the user-defined data to the domains, and view relationships between the user-defined data and the context data, and the domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas F. Beaven, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gorham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8458258
    Abstract: A system for supporting collaborative activity in a network includes a storage component storing data related to the network and a model of the network; a processor that accesses the stored data and the model to process the data according to the model, where the stored data relates to the collaborative activity including user-defined data created by interaction of a user and the model, and context data related to the user, where the user-defined data and the context data, as metadata, are stored in the storage component; and a user interface, provided by the processor, that presents the user-defined data, the context data, and the model in a form readable by the user, the interface permitting the user to define a set of arbitrary domains, relate the user-defined data to the domains, and view relationships between the user-defined data and the context data, and the domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Beaven, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gorham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph, Jan Beaven
  • Publication number: 20120311044
    Abstract: A system for supporting collaborative activity in a network includes a storage component storing data related to the network and a model of the network; a processor that accesses the stored data and the model to process the data according to the model, where the stored data relates to the collaborative activity including user-defined data created by interaction of a user and the model, and context data related to the user, where the user-defined data and the context data, as metadata, are stored in the storage component; and a user interface, provided by the processor, that presents the user-defined data, the context data, and the model in a form readable by the user, the interface permitting the user to define a set of arbitrary domains, relate the user-defined data to the domains, and view relationships between the user-defined data and the context data, and the domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas F. Beaven, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gorham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8275836
    Abstract: A system for supporting collaborative activity in a network includes a storage component storing data related to the network and a model of the network; a processor that accesses the stored data and the model to process the data according to the model, where the stored data relates to the collaborative activity including user-defined data created by interaction of a user and the model, and context data related to the user, where the user-defined data and the context data, as metadata, are stored in the storage component; and a user interface, provided by the processor, that presents the user-defined data, the context data, and the model in a form readable by the user, the interface permitting the user to define a set of arbitrary domains, relate the user-defined data to the domains, and view relationships between the user-defined data and the context data, and the domains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Beaven, Jan Beaven, legal representative, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gorham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20120131104
    Abstract: A system for supporting collaborative activity in a network includes a storage component storing data related to the network and a model of the network; a processor that accesses the stored data and the model to process the data according to the model, where the stored data relates to the collaborative activity including user-defined data created by interaction of a user and the model, and context data related to the user, where the user-defined data and the context data, as metadata, are stored in the storage component; and a user interface, provided by the processor, that presents the user-defined data, the context data, and the model in a form readable by the user, the interface permitting the user to define a set of arbitrary domains, relate the user-defined data to the domains, and view relationships between the user-defined data and the context data, and the domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas F. Beaven, Jan Beaven, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gurham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8095594
    Abstract: A system for performing collaborative tasks which permits collaborators to determine the form of a model of the collaborative work, to modify the model in the course of the collaborative work, and to use the model to access information related to the collaborative work. A graphical user interface permits collaborators to view the model and the information accessible via the model in various ways as well as to modify the model and the information. The information related to the collaborative work includes documents, discussions, email, reminders, and alerts. In a disclosed embodiment of the system, the model is made up of model entities which belong to hierarchies. A model entity may be a member of more than one hierarchy and the different hierarchies are used to provide different views of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Virtualagility, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas F. Beaven, Janet Ahlgren, Kevin Kelley, Gorham Palmer, Stuart E. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8082301
    Abstract: A system includes a processor which has access to a representation of model of activity, which includes workspaces. Each workspace includes domain hierarchies for representing an organizational structure of the collaborating users using the system, and initiatives hierarchies representing process structures for accomplishing goals. An interface permits users to view and modify the workspaces for which the user has access. Each user can have different access permissions in different workspaces. The domain and initiative hierarchies provide two views of the workspace objects without duplicating resources. A resource is a collection of shared elements defined by the users that give users associated with the workspace access to information sources. Users can define knowledge boards for creating reports based on information fields of the resources. The knowledge board is associated with a resource template from which the resource is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Virtual Agility, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet Ahlgren, Stuart Rudolph, Andy Chang, Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Gorham Palmer, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Robert Torchon
  • Publication number: 20110276914
    Abstract: A system includes a processor which has access to a representation of model of activity, which includes workspaces. Each workspace includes domain hierarchies for representing an organizational structure of the collaborating users using the system, and initiatives hierarchies representing process structures for accomplishing goals. An interface permits users to view and modify the workspaces for which the user has access. Each user can have different access permissions in different workspaces. The domain and initiative hierarchies provide two views of the workspace objects without duplicating resources. A resource is a collection of shared elements defined by the users that give users associated with the workspace access to information sources. Users can define knowledge boards for creating reports based on information fields of the resources. The knowledge board is associated with a resource template from which the resource is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: VirtualAgility, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet Ahlgren, Andy Chang, Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Gorham Palmer, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph, Robert Torchon
  • Publication number: 20110004621
    Abstract: Techniques used in a system for collaborative work which gives collaborators unskilled in data processing technologies access to a variety of information resources to provide the collaborators with information resources which are obtained in response to parameterized information requests such as queries. The techniques use records in database tables to represent a class of parameterized information requests. Information for instances of the class includes queries that may be used in the instances and default values for bind parameters in the queries. Values for the bind parameters may also be specified for classes of user interfaces that employ the information sources returned by the parameterized information requests and for instances of the user interface. A user may also use specify values for bind parameters in his or her instance of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Kelley, Gideon Moran, Hung Phan, Nhat Phan, Stuart Rudolph