Patents by Inventor Kevin Paul

Kevin Paul 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: 20210097341
    Abstract: Described are system, method, and computer-program product embodiments for developing an object detection model. The object detection model may detect a physical object in an image of a real world environment. A system can automatically generate a plurality of synthetic images. The synthetic images can be generated by randomly selecting parameters of the environmental features, camera intrinsics, and a target object. The system may automatically annotate the synthetic images to identify the target object. In some embodiments, the annotations can include information about the target object determined at the time the synthetic images are generated. The object detection model can be trained to detect the physical object using the annotated synthetic images. The trained object detection model can be validated and tested using at least one image of a real world environment. The image(s) of the real world environment may or may not include the physical object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Inventors: Timothy MARCO, Joseph VOYLES, Kyungha LIM, Kevin PAUL, Vasudeva SANKARANARAYANAN
  • Patent number: 10962457
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for impact testing of a transparent substrate are provided. The apparatus includes a base (110) for receiving the transparent substrate (112), the base having a curved surface (124) about which the transparent substrate is bent by a first fixture (130) and a second fixture (132). An abrasive sheet (136) is disposed between the transparent substrate and an impacting object (138) which is released from above the substrate such that the force from the impacting object causes damage to the transparent substrate while the transparent substrate is bent about the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi, Kevin Barry Reiman, Brian Paul Strines
  • Publication number: 20210089387
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for remote object store error handling. A storage system may store data within one or more tiers of storage, such as a local storage tier (e.g., solid state storage and disks maintained by the storage system), a remote object store (e.g., storage provided by a third party storage provider), and/or other storage tiers. Because the remote object store may not provide the same data consistency and guarantees that the storage system provides for clients such as through the local storage tier, additional validation is provided by the storage system for the remote object store. For example, when data is put into an object of the remote object store, a verification get operation is performed to read and validate information within a header of the object. Other verifications and checks are performed such as using a locally stored metafile to detect corrupt or lost metadata and/or objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ananthan Subramanian, Ganga Bhavani Kondapalli, Cheryl Marie Thompson, Kevin Daniel Varghese, Anil Paul Thoppil, Qinghua Zheng
  • Publication number: 20210092035
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an amount of aggregated bandwidth consumption for a set of computing devices on a network may be determined for a first time period. An amount of available bandwidth on the network may be determined for the first time period. A ratio of the amount of aggregated bandwidth consumption to the amount of available bandwidth may be determined. A bandwidth threshold may be determined based on the ratio. A rate limit for a first computing device (of the set of computing devices) may be set based on a comparison of the bandwidth threshold to bandwidth consumption of the first computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: CirrusWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin David WILLIAMS, Michael Paul LOVETT, David Frederick GIANNINI
  • Patent number: 10940609
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an additively manufactured transport structure. The transport structure includes cavities into which components that use an external interface are inserted. A plurality of components are assembled and integrated into the vehicle. In an embodiment, the components and frame are modular, enabling reparability and replacement of single parts in the event of isolated failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Divergent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Czinger, Broc William TenHouten, Stuart Paul Macey, David Charles O'Connell, Jon Paul Gunner, Antonio Bernerd Martinez, Narender Shankar Lakshman
  • Publication number: 20210061106
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a motor of a vehicle system monitor operating conditions of the vehicle system and determine whether the operating conditions of the vehicle system match designated operating conditions. Responsive to determining that the operating conditions of the vehicle system that are monitored match the designated operating conditions, an electrical signature representative of an electric current supplied to the motor of the vehicle system is examined and damage to one or more of the motor of the vehicle system or a mechanical coupling of the motor to one or more of a wheel or axle of the vehicle system is identified based on the electrical signature that is examined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Prabhakar Neti, Kevin Michael Jones, Anthony Paul Fama, Corey Jackson
  • Patent number: 10934835
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for using and testing chemically tagged drilling fluid additives. In one embodiment, the method comprises: circulating a drilling fluid in a wellbore, wherein the drilling fluid comprises a chemically tagged drilling fluid additive; and extending the wellbore into one or more subterranean formations while circulating the drilling fluid. A system comprising: a drilling fluid comprising a chemically tagged drilling fluid additive; a drill string comprises a drill bit and a downhole tool; a data processing system operable to receive measurements from the downhole tool to produce a visual representation of the chemically tagged drilling fluid additive in a subterranean formation or a filter cake. An apparatus comprising: a vessel for holding a quantity of a drilling fluid a filter media; a mud sensor; a cake sensor; an outlet sensor; a data processing system coupled to the mud sensor, the cake sensor, and the outlet sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Paul Deville, William Walter Shumway, Adam R. Dotson, Kevin Gregory Kleinguetl, Brice Aaron Jackson, Lawrence Joseph Herskowitz
  • Patent number: 10936147
    Abstract: An input system for a 3D display device includes a pen, and a tablet computing device to receive input via interaction with the pen. The tablet computing device including a display dock to dock the 3D display device and a pen dock to dock the pen, wherein docking of the 3D display device in the display dock facilitates a determination of a display position of a visual representation of the tablet computing device on the 3D display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ian N Robinson, Nathan Nuber, Kevin Kowalski, Ashton Ondra, Derek Showers, Robert Paul Martin, Ron Y Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210057793
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to micellar emulsions. This disclosure relates more particularly to micellar emulsions useful as thermal management fluids, methods for preparing such emulsions, and methods of using such emulsions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Andre Antonius Maria HENDRIKSEN, Hendrik Percy PESCHEL, Robert Paul HUDSON, Kevin Richard WEST
  • Publication number: 20210057039
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods of using machine learning analysis to stratify the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). In some variations, to select informative markers that differentiate SPTB from term deliveries, a processed quantification data of the markers can be subjected to univariate receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. A Differential Dependency Network (DDN) can then applied in order to extract co-expression patterns among the markers. In order to assess the complementary values among selected markers and the range of their relevant performance, multivariate linear models can be derived and evaluated using bootstrap resampling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Brian D. BROHMAN, Zhen ZHANG, Robert C. DOSS, Kevin Paul ROSENBLATT
  • Patent number: 10926179
    Abstract: Methods for managing non-player characters and power centers in a computer game are based on character hierarchies and individualized correspondences between each character's traits or rank and events that involve other non-player characters or objects. Players may share power centers, character hierarchies, non-player characters, and related quests involving the shared objects with other players playing separate and unrelated game instances over a computer network, with the outcome of the quests reflected in different the games. Various configurations of game machines are used to implement the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael de Plater, Christopher Herman Hoge, Robert Kenyon Hull Roberts, Daniel Paul Valerius, Rocky Albert Newton, Kevin Leslie Stephens
  • Patent number: 10928998
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for configuring automatic playback settings on a media playback device. A graphical user interface displays automatic playback settings and receives selections of customized settings for automatic playback. The settings can include context granularity for automatic playback, limiting autoplay to when the media playback device is connected to a wireless network, and activating an audible notification when automatic playback of media content is beginning. An initial queue of media content is selected for playback on the media playback device. The system ascertains whether autoplay is enabled for a particular situation. If autoplay is enabled, the system automatically generates a queue of media that is related to the initial queue and initiates playback on the media playback device after the initial queue concludes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Adam Chase, Andrew Greene, Christopher Barthle, Eric Lundin, Jeffrey Paul Baxter, Kevin Sweeney, Mark Kizelshteyn, Matthew Young-Wook Lim, Michelle Ackerman, Thomas Gayno, Kylan McBride, Joseph Levin
  • Publication number: 20210050107
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to medical treatment management. Medical data associated with a user is received. A medical condition of the user is identified based on the medical data. Object data of a plurality of objects in a vicinity of the user is received. The object data is analyzed to determine an identity and characteristics of each object of the plurality of objects. The plurality of objects are compared to medical tools in a medical database using the characteristics within the object data. A subset of objects matching to respective medical tools are then identified. A medical procedure utilizing at least one object of the subset of objects to address the medical condition is identified. A recommendation is then transmitted that the medical procedure should be used to address the medical condition using the at least one object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Anca Sailer, Kevin Paul Julier, Ajay Mohindra
  • Patent number: 10921378
    Abstract: A system for monitoring battery cells of a battery includes a capacitor, a processor, and a controller. The controller is configured to connect the capacitor with a first battery cell to charge the capacitor to a voltage of the first battery cell and then (i) connect the capacitor with a second battery cell to form a circuit having an output that is a voltage difference of the capacitor and the second battery cell and (ii) connect the output to the processor for the processor to measure the voltage difference. The voltage difference is the voltage difference between the first battery cell and the second battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chingchi Chen, Benjamin A. Tabatowski-Bush, John Paul Gibeau, Kevin Vander Laan, Baojin Wang
  • Patent number: 10923406
    Abstract: A plasma processing tool for fabricating a semiconductor device on a semiconductor wafer includes an optical window disposed on a plasma chamber, remotely from a plasma region. The window is thermally connected to an electrical heater element capable of maintaining the window at a temperature of at least 30° C. A heater controller provides electrical power to the heater element. During operation of the plasma processing tool, the heater controller provides power to the heater element so as to maintain the window at a temperature of at least 30° C. during at least a portion of a plasma process step in which by-products are produced in the plasma chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Christopher Shriner, Maja Imamovic, Kevin Paul Wiederhold
  • Publication number: 20210045203
    Abstract: A control device for dimming a LED light source, the control device comprises a LED control circuit for dimming the LED light source, wherein the LED control circuit is powered independently to the LED light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Broseley Limited
    Inventor: Kevin Paul Bayes
  • Patent number: 10905606
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus for moving a patient from one location to another. The patient transport apparatus comprises a suspension system to limit discomfort to the patient when the patient transport apparatus moves over disturbances in floor surfaces. The suspension system comprises suspension devices such as a spring and/or a damper. The suspension system is operable in an energy-absorbing mode in which the suspension system absorbs energy as wheels move over the disturbances during transport or a lockout mode in which the suspension system is relatively more rigid as compared to the energy-absorbing mode. A control system operates to place the suspension system in one of the modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jerald A. Trepanier, Kevin M. Patmore, Anish Paul, William D. Childs
  • Publication number: 20210025351
    Abstract: A piston crown for a combustion system is disclosed. The piston crown includes a piston bowl having a circumferential recess and a plurality of first recesses arranged spaced apart from each other along a circumferential direction. The circumferential recess is disposed proximate to a circumference of the piston crown. Each recess of the plurality of the first recesses extends between a center of the piston crown and the circumferential recess, and a width and a depth of each recess of the plurality of first recesses are extended along a radial direction for an entire length of each recess of the plurality of first recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Roy James Primus, Adam Edgar Klingbeil, Dattatraya Somnath Bhagoji, Kevin Scott McElhaney, Bhaskar Tamma, Ravichandra Srinivasa Jupudi, Kevin Paul Bailey
  • Publication number: 20210024581
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for use in targeted drug delivery using cell receptor binding drug delivery conjugates containing hydrophilic spacer linkers for use in imaging, diagnosing, and/or treating diseases and disease states caused by pathogenic cell populations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Leamon, Iontcho Radoslavov Vlahov, Hari Krishna R. Santhapuram, Paul Joseph Kleindl, Kevin Yu Wang, Fei You
  • Publication number: 20210018127
    Abstract: A connector is used to connect a gases supply to a user. The user can be fitted with an interface, such as a cannula, while the gases supply can include a conduit. The connector interfaces between the conduit and the interface. The connector has a female assembly and a male assembly that connect together, such as by push fit. The male assembly includes an inner portion sized and configured to mate with a first female connector and an outer portion sized and configured to alternatively mate with a second female connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Robertson Frame, Martin Paul Friedrich Kramer, Kevin Peter O'Donnell, Graham Douglas Gourd