Patents by Inventor Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker 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: 20190203075
    Abstract: The present teachings contemplate a method comprising providing a first and second substrate, locating an initiator onto a surface of the first or second substrate, the initiator including a substance for initiating polymerization of a polymerizable adhesive, locating the polymerizable adhesive onto a surface of the first and second substrate, the adhesive including a monofunctional, difunctional, or multifunctional methylene malonate, or cyanoacrylate, and contacting first and second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Czaplicki, Ken Mazich, Yuan Lu, Kevin Hicks, Austin O'Connor, Jason Walker
  • Patent number: 10323255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of plant breeding. More specifically, the present invention includes a method of using haploid plants for genetic mapping of traits of interest such as disease resistance. Further, the invention includes a method for breeding corn plants containing quantitative trait loci (QTL) that are associated with resistance to Gray Leaf Spot, a fungal disease associated with Cercospora spp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Kerns, Hongwu Jia, David Butruille, Travis J. Frey, Gilberto Pozar, Kevin Cook, Scott Walker, Gregory Holland
  • Publication number: 20180231175
    Abstract: An enclosure mounting assembly for mounting different sized enclosures onto support poles or flat support walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Walker, Nathan Potteiger
  • Publication number: 20180132374
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly for housing printed circuit boards and related electrical components that provides secured component mounting in outdoor environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Walker, Tod M. Harlan, Gottlieb Oyster, Nathan Potteiger
  • Patent number: 9967993
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly for housing printed circuit boards and related electrical components that provides secured component mounting in outdoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Walker, Tod M. Harlan, Gottlieb Oyster, Nathan Potteiger
  • Publication number: 20170342451
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of making compounds useful for production of paclitaxel and analogs or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Walker
  • Patent number: 9732365
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of making compounds useful for production of paclitaxel and analogs or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventor: Kevin Walker
  • Publication number: 20160350854
    Abstract: Data structures for data transactions related to clearing are managed by: maintaining a market participant account data structure for the market participant and a guaranty fund data structure representative of a guaranty fund contribution made by a clearing member in support of the market participant; receiving transaction data for the market participant in connection with the transaction; determining a settlement data level for the transaction and for which the market participant is responsible; determining a guaranty fund contribution data level for the transaction and for which the clearing member is responsible; adjusting the market participant account data structure in accordance with the determined settlement data level; and, adjusting the guaranty fund data structure in accordance with the determined guaranty fund contribution data level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Tim Elliott, Michael Kobida, Kevin Walker
  • Patent number: 9507445
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the display of data in conjunction with an image. In the context of a method, an image is caused to be presented and input is received via a rotatable dial wheel while the image is presented. The method also includes determining data to be presented based upon the input. In this regard, the method modifies the data to be presented in response so the rotation of the dial wheel. Further, the method causes the data that is determined based on the input to be presented concurrent with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Charlie Sutton, Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi, Vidyut Samanta, Julian Bleecker, Simon James, Tom Arbisi, Jeremy Matters, Kevin Walker, Pawena Thimaporn, John-Rhys Newman, Duncan Burns, Markus Eklund
  • Patent number: 9460462
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for vending at least one cosmetic product to a first consumer. A real-time image of a portion of a body of the consumer is captured using a personal computational device and the consumer provides a desired makeup look via the personal computational device. The desired makeup look is then applied to an image of the portion of the body of the consumer, thereby generating a composite image of the portion of the body of the first consumer with the desired makeup look, and a retail order for the cosmetic product is received from the consumer. The order may be received before or after the consumer's image is captured. Another consumer, or a product specialist, may be involved in the aforesaid process via a computer communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Image Metrics Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Walker, Michael Rogers, Tomos G. Williams, Salil Deena
  • Patent number: 9449412
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for real-time simulation of the application of one or more cosmetic products to a portion of the body of a user being imaged in an image-capture environment that is subject to uncertain lighting conditions. A real-time image of a portion of the user is captured and used to derive both image-capture environment parameters and user visual characteristics. Based on a desired look received from the user, a correspondence is extracted between the desired look and the pertinent portion of the user so that the desired look can be adapted to the image-capture environment parameters and the user's visual characteristics, and the adapted look is applied to an image of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Image Metrics Limited
    Inventors: Michael Rogers, Tomos G. Williams, Kevin Walker
  • Publication number: 20160139689
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the display of data in conjunction with an image. In the context of a method, an image is caused to be presented and input is received via a rotatable dial wheel while the image is presented. The method also includes determining data to be presented based upon the input. In this regard, the method modifies the data to be presented in response so the rotation of the dial wheel. Further, the method causes the data that is determined based on the input to be presented concurrent with the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Charlie Sutton, Brody Larson, Sebastian Frey, Pascal Wever, David Vegezzi, Vidyut Samanta, Julian Bleecker, Simon James, Tom Arbisi, Jeremy Matters, Kevin Walker, Pawena Thimaporn, John-Rhys Newman, Duncan Burns, Markus Eklund
  • Patent number: 9339910
    Abstract: A grinding machine for grinding an end of a spring, the machine comprising a fixed spring mounting, which is fixable in a known position in the machine, for a spring or springs and a grinding surface secured to a support structure and arranged with the support structure to relatively oscillate to and fro along an oscillation path or cycle across one end of the mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: BENNETT MAHLER LIMITED
    Inventors: John Ian Mahler, Keith Manners, Kevin Walker
  • Publication number: 20150342399
    Abstract: A drip tray, a grill having a drip tray, and a kit for retrofitting a grill are disclosed in which a heat source is disposed beneath a cooking grate on which food it to be cooked. A plurality of lava rocks are disposed above the heat source and are selectively moveable closer to, and further away from, the cooking grate. A drip tray may be disposed between the heat source and the lava rocks, with the drip tray having a plurality of openings through which heat from the heat source may pass to heat the lava rocks and having a plurality of grooves through which grease or other liquid which falls onto the drip plate is directed to a suitable collection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Walker Tee, Dion L van Leeve
  • Patent number: 9166326
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a plastic body and a blade contact in a terminal cavity in the body. A guard extends across the mouth of the cavity over an adjacent edge of the blade. A physical interlock connection holds the guard on the blade edge to shield the blade and prevent an object inserted into the mouth from contacting the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Billman, Scott Anthony Faulkner, Tod M. Harlan, Kevin Walker
  • Publication number: 20150284751
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of making compounds useful for production of paclitaxel and analogs or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Walker
  • Patent number: 9136615
    Abstract: A shelf lighting connector assembly provides an electrical connection between a power strip on a wall and a light mounted on the underside of a shelf mounted on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tod M. Harlan, Osenaga Osagie, Nathan Potteiger, Kevin Walker
  • Patent number: 9129147
    Abstract: Computerized methods for creating tracks of locations across frames of a video corresponding to a facial feature of a human. A set of feature location hypotheses is generated, as applied to images derived from the sequence of frames representing images of the human. Each hypothesis is refined, and a first set of confidence measures is associated with each hypothesis. A second set of confidence measures is associated with interframe transition, and a cost function that is a combination of hypotheses and transition confidence measures is minimized. A set of tracks is generated, characterizing each of a plurality of facial features within each frame of the sequence of frames. Performance analysis data may further be derived in a performance driven animation production pipeline, based on the generated tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Image Metrics Limited
    Inventors: Michael Rogers, Kevin Walker, Tomos G. Williams, Martin De La Gorce, Martin Tosas
  • Patent number: 9111134
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods for generating a non-transient record of feature locations and/or facial expression parameters characterizing a person's face. A video sequence of a specified individual person is received and a feature locator update model is applied to the video sequence. The feature locator update model is derived by defining a set of training images, generating a set of facial feature displacements for each training image with associated image sample vectors, and training a regularized linear regression which maps from image sample vectors to displacement vectors, wherein the regularization includes a spatial smoothness term within the shape-free sample space. A feature location and/or a facial expression parameter is then extracted, based on the feature update model, characterizing the location, and/or the expression, of the feature of the face of the specified individual person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Image Metrics Limited
    Inventors: Michael Rogers, Kevin Walker, Tomos G. Williams, Martin DeLa Gorce, Martin Tosas
  • Patent number: 9104908
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods for generating a non-transient record of feature locations and/or facial expression parameters characterizing a person's face. A video sequence of a specified individual person is received and a feature locator update model is applied to the video sequence. The feature locator update model is derived by defining a set of training images, generating a set of facial feature displacements for each training image with associated image sample vectors, and training a regularized linear regression which maps from image sample vectors to displacement vectors, wherein the regularization includes a spatial smoothness term within the shape-free sample space. A feature location and/or a facial expression parameter is then extracted, based on the feature update model, characterizing the location, and/or the expression, of a selected set of features of the face of the specified individual person that correspond to an adaptive set of feature locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Image Metrics Limited
    Inventors: Michael Rogers, Tomos G. Williams, Kevin Walker, Salil Deena