Patents by Inventor Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin 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: 20190188885
    Abstract: A medical imaging system (200) includes a masking unit (234), an image registration unit (238), a motion estimator (240) and a motion compensating reconstructor (244). The masking unit constructs a mask for each reconstructed volumetric phase image of a plurality of reconstructed volumetric phase images that masks portions of a corresponding image external to an anatomical model fitted to a segmented at least one anatomical structure, 5 wherein the plurality of reconstructed volumetric phase images include a target phase and a plurality of temporal neighboring phases reconstructed from projection data. The image registration unit registers the masked reconstructed volumetric phase images. The motion estimator estimates motion between the target phase and the plurality of temporal neighboring phases according to the model based on the registered masked reconstructed 10 volumetric phase images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael GRASS, Rolf Dieter BIPPUS, Axel THRAN, Cristian BUERGER, Manindranath VEMBAR, Kevin Martin BROWN
  • Patent number: 10302031
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating an evaporative emissions system in a turbocharged engine. In one example, a method may include pulsing open a canister purge valve responsive to the turbocharged engine entering a boosted mode of operation. The canister purge valve may be opened for a duration long enough to close a check valve coupled between the canister purge valve and an intake of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Kevin William Plymale, Charlie P. Threadingham, David Martin, Terry Vandenbrink, Mark W. Peters
  • Publication number: 20190149475
    Abstract: As an example, a node includes a first link to connect a first network and a second link to connect to a second network. A virtual interface coupled between the first link and the second link and residing in a communications path for data traffic between the first network and the second network. An instance of a dynamic traffic controller that controls the virtual interface to apply receive streamlining to data packets received from the first network and provide streamlined data packets to the second network via the second link based on the receive streamlining. The receive streamlining establishes a priority for receiving the data packets from the first network for sending the received data packets based on prioritization rules and controls congestion of the data traffic received from the first network by adjusting a rate limit of the virtual interface for the data traffic received from the first network based on a measure of bandwidth for the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventor: KEVIN MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20190135836
    Abstract: This invention provides compounds of Formula (I) pharmaceutically acceptable salts, pro-drugs, biologically active metabolites, stereoisomers, and isomers thereof wherein the variable are defined herein. The compounds of the invention are useful for treating immunological and oncological conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Friedman, Phil Cox, Kristine E. Frank, Michael Z. Hoemann, Augustine Osuma, Noel S. Wilson, Xiangdong Xu, Kevin Cusack, Raymond Huntley, J. Martin Herold
  • Patent number: 10282870
    Abstract: A system includes memory (420) with instructions for at least one of processing spectral CT projection data to mitigate at least one of noise of the spectral CT projection data or a noise induced bias of the spectral CT projection data or generating a decomposition algorithm that mitigates the noise induced bias of the spectral CT projection data. The system further includes a processor (418) that executes the instructions and at least one of processes the spectral CT projection data or generates the decomposition algorithm and decomposes the spectral CT projection data to basis materials. The system further includes a reconstructor (434) that reconstructs the basis materials, thereby generating spectral images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Kevin Martin Brown, Reuven Levinson, Gilad Shechter, Mordechay Pinchas Freiman
  • Publication number: 20190072918
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of building system device node commissioning systems, methods, apparatus, tools, and/or devices. In an exemplary embodiment, at least one commissioning apparatus is configured to analyze networked system design data, generate unique room-zone identifiers for the building system device nodes, generate one or more custom project workbooks for inclusion of the unique room-zone identifiers and individual device addresses for installed building system device nodes, and identify physical locations of the installed building system device nodes using the one or more custom project workbooks including the unique room-zone identifiers and the individual device addresses of the installed building system device nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Martin, Anthony Garcia
  • Publication number: 20190023632
    Abstract: A process is described for producing 1,3-butanediol, wherein an ester of poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate such as formed by transesterification with an alcohol is reduced by hydrogenation in the presence of a skeletal copper-based catalyst to provide 1,3-butanediol. The 1,3-butanediol may be transesterified by reaction with additional poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate ester to produce (R)-3-hydroxybutyl (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Bloom, Chi Cheng Ma, Kevin Martin, Brennan Smith
  • Publication number: 20180336016
    Abstract: Customizations, made at various levels in the customization channel, are saved as separate sets of customization deltas that are applied to a base computing system in order to generate a given solution. In a multi-tenant environment, groups of tenants access different solutions or customization deltas. The tenants are automatically grouped, based upon the solution or customization deltas that they access, and the deltas for those customizations are applied to the base system at runtime, for each group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Morten Jensen, Thomas Hejlsberg, Michael Steven Hammond, Christopher Michael Rudolph, Kevin Martin Racer
  • Patent number: 10122651
    Abstract: One or more non-transitory media instructions, which are executable by one or more processors. The instructions may include a bandwidth controller that includes a quality analyzer to provide a quality measurement for a given outgoing network connection from one network node to another of network node. The bandwidth controller provides a bandwidth control command that is dynamically adjusted over time based on the quality measurement and at least one of throughput or demand for bandwidth of the given outgoing network connection. The instructions may also include a rate limiter to adjust a rate limit for the given outgoing network connection based on the bandwidth control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INSPEED NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Martin
  • Publication number: 20180287900
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a network element that enables truncation of tap aggregation data via snoop actions. In one embodiment, a network element configured for tap aggregation includes a first tap port to couple with a tap switch, a set of tool ports to transmit network data received from the first tap port to a data analyzer, and data plane logic to manage a mapping between the first tap port and the set of tool ports. A first tool port in the set of tool ports is configured for egress truncation and the data plane logic performs a snoop action to truncate a first unit of network data to be forwarded to the first tool port and a forward action to forward a second unit of network data to a second tool port in the set of tool ports without truncation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: James Chun Pang, Travis Ryan Hammond, Kevin Martin Amiraux
  • Publication number: 20180287458
    Abstract: An electric linear actuator includes include a housing, a puck, an actuator rod, and an electric motor. The puck is contained within the housing and configured for substantially linear motion, within the housing. The actuator rod is capable of being contained, at least in part, within the housing and configured to actuate, in a substantially linear fashion, in response to substantially linear motion of the puck. The electric motor is disposed within the rod and configured to provide mechanical force to cause the substantially linear motion of the puck, within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nainesh Parmar, Kevin Martin
  • Publication number: 20180258059
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for synthesizing 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol (HTO), 1,6 hexanediol (HDO) and other reduced polyols from C5 and C6 sugar alcohols or R glycosides. The methods include contacting the sugar alcohol or R-glycoside with a copper catalyst, most desirably a Raney copper catalyst with hydrogen for a time, temperature and pressure sufficient to form reduced polyols having 2 to 3 fewer hydoxy groups than the starting material. When the starting compound is a C6 sugar alcohol such as sorbitol or R-glycoside of a C6 sugar such as methyl glucoside, the predominant product is HTO. The same catalyst can be used to further reduce the HTO to HDO.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth Stensrud, Chi-Cheng Ma, Kevin Martin
  • Publication number: 20180242843
    Abstract: A reflectometry instrument includes a light source for emitting an illumination beam that illuminates the macula. A portion of the illumination beam is reflected from the macula and forms a detection beam. The detection beam is indicative of macular pigment in the macula. The instrument also includes a first mirror for reflecting the illumination beam toward the macula and for reflecting the detection beam from the macula. The instrument is configured so that the illumination beam and the detection beam remain separated between the macula and the first mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Scott J. Huter, Kevin Martin Magrini, Edward Allen DeHoog, Jeff Alan Burke, Nathan Franklin Engel
  • Publication number: 20180234402
    Abstract: A notification system automatically sends notifications to users based on the defined roles of the notifications. The notification system allows an application to define in a secure manner users to roles. The notification system also allows the users to register in a secure manner their devices with the notification system. The notification system allows the application to then send a notification to users with a target role. Upon receiving the notification, the notification system identifies the devices of the users with the target role and sends the notification to those devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Raymond ALLRICH, Michael Steven HAMMOND, Yury MIKHEEV, Kevin Martin RACER
  • Publication number: 20180201559
    Abstract: Copper-containing, multimetallic catalysts with either a zirconia or carbon support are described which have improved utility for the hydrogenolysis of a glycerol or glycerol-containing feedstock to provide a biobased 1,2-propanediol product. specially, improved carbon-supported examples of such catalysts are described for this reaction as well as for other processes wherein hydrogen is used, with methods for maintaining the activity of these catalysts. Related treatment methods in the preparation of these improved catalysts enable the use of carbons with a desired mechanical strength but which previously lacked activity, for example, for the conversion of a glycerol or glycerol-containing feed to produce 1,2-propanediol, so that copper-containing, multi-metallic catalysts may be employed for making a biobased propylene glycol using carbon supports that previously would have not been suitable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin MARTIN, Josh TERRIAN, Bethanie PLATT
  • Publication number: 20180161861
    Abstract: A monitoring and control system is for a strand guide roll assembly of a continuous casting machine which includes a plurality of rolls spaced apart generally along a path of travel of a strand from an input end located adjacent to a mold to an output end. The system includes a plurality of sensors each coupled with a separate one of the rolls so as to be spaced apart generally along the travel path, each sensor senses magnitude of a load on the coupled roll. A logic circuit is coupled with each sensor so as to receive input from the sensors corresponding to load magnitude. The logic circuit is configured to determine from the sensor input a general position on the travel path at which the strand substantially solidifies, preferably by calculating a difference between loads on adjacent rolls and determining when the difference is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Martin, Hanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9996321
    Abstract: Customizations, made at various levels in the customization channel, are saved as separate sets of customization deltas that are applied to a base computing system in order to generate a given solution. In a multi-tenant environment, groups of tenants access different solutions or customization deltas. The tenants are automatically grouped, based upon the solution or customization deltas that they access, and the deltas for those customizations are applied to the base system at runtime, for each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Morten Jensen, Thomas Hejlsberg, Michael Steven Hammond, Christopher Michael Rudolph, Kevin Martin Racer
  • Patent number: 9975818
    Abstract: Processes are described for making biobased isoprene, wherein a biobased isobutene prepared from acetic acid in the presence of a catalyst is combined with a formaldehyde source to form a reaction mixture, and the reaction mixture is reacted to yield biobased isoprene. In certain embodiments, methyl-tert-butyl ether prepared by reacting the same biobased isobutene with methanol serves as a formaldehyde source, being oxidatively cracked to produce formaldehyde as well as isobutene for being converted to the biobased isoprene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: Archer Daniels Midland Company, Washington State University
    Inventors: Junming Sun, Changjun Liu, Yong Wang, Kevin Martin, Padmesh Venkitasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20180138094
    Abstract: ZnxZryOz mixed oxide catalysts having improved stability for the conversion of ethanol to isobutene are described, together with methods for making such catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Junming Sun, Changjun Liu, Yong Wang, Kevin Martin, Padmesh Venkitasubramanian, Colin Smith
  • Patent number: D833380
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Martin