Patents by Inventor Loren Williams

Loren Williams 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).

  • Patent number: 10536550
    Abstract: A system receives event information describing an event performed by a user with a content provider. The system identifies a property associated with the content provider whose aggregation conditions are satisfied by the event. The system selects an aggregator to which to send the information based on the user. The selected aggregator stores an event entry in its aggregator store with the event information and an indication of the property. The aggregator determines an aggregate value of the user for the property based on event entries in the aggregator store associated with the user and the property. The system provides a content item associated with the content provider to the user based on audience conditions of the property being satisfied by the aggregate value. The system also determines a removal time for each event entry and schedules an aggregation event for updating the user's aggregate value at removal time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren William Abrams, Jinfu Leng, David Paul Capel
  • Patent number: 10502208
    Abstract: A magnetically engaged pump includes a pump housing with a rotatable magnetic drive assembly, a cylindrical canister and a rotatable driven magnet assembly. This magnetic coupling is associated with a pump rotor and a laterally positioned gear wheel to define a gear pump. This magnetic coupling is alternatively associated with a pump rotor with an impeller to define a centrifugal pump. Either pump includes a stationary shaft to mount the driven magnet assembly and pump rotor. A rotatable carrier with bushings and thrust bushings coaxially supports the rotatable driven magnet assembly and pump rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: WILDEN PUMP AND ENGINEERING LLC
    Inventors: Brian James Sandore, Loren Michael Libby, Nicholas William Ortega, Robert George Schwartz, Christoplher Leopold, Clark Shafer, William Blankemeier
  • Patent number: 10436195
    Abstract: A magnetically engaged pump includes a pump housing with a rotatable magnetic drive assembly, a cylindrical canister and a rotatable driven magnet assembly. This magnetic coupling is associated with a pump rotor and a laterally positioned gear wheel to define a gear pump. This magnetic coupling is alternatively associated with a pump rotor with an impeller to define a centrifugal pump. Either pump includes a stationary shaft to mount the driven magnet assembly and pump rotor. A rotatable carrier with bushings and thrust bushings coaxially supports the rotatable driven magnet assembly and pump rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: WILDEN PUMP AND ENGINEERING LLC
    Inventors: Brian James Sandore, Loren Michael Libby, Nicholas William Ortega, Robert George Schwartz, Christopher Leopold, Clark Shafer, William Blankemeier
  • Publication number: 20190295520
    Abstract: An engine enclosure for containing a gas turbine engine is provided. An exemplary engine enclosure includes features that improve noise and thermal attenuation, reduce the weight of the enclosure, and provide for more accessible access points to the interior volume of the engine enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Randy Ray Johnson, Steven Robert Linnemann, Loren Lee Long, Brian MacDonald Linnemann, Justin Sanjay Rao, John Joseph Wunsch, Andrew William Spirk, Adam Patrick Young
  • Publication number: 20190277283
    Abstract: A magnetically engaged pump includes a pump housing with a rotatable magnetic drive assembly, a cylindrical canister and a rotatable driven magnet assembly. This magnetic coupling is associated with a pump rotor and a laterally positioned gear wheel to define a gear pump. This magnetic coupling is alternatively associated with a pump rotor with an impeller to define a centrifugal pump. Either pump includes a stationary shaft to mount the driven magnet assembly and pump rotor. A rotatable carrier with bushings and thrust bushings coaxially supports the rotatable driven magnet assembly and pump rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: WILDEN PUMP AND ENGINEERING LLC
    Inventors: BRIAN JAMES SANDORE, LOREN MICHAEL LIBBY, NICHOLAS WILLIAM ORTEGA, ROBERT GEORGE SCHWARTZ, CHRISTOPLHER LEOPOLD, CLARK SHAFER, WILLIAM BLANKEMEIER
  • Publication number: 20180276571
    Abstract: An online system uses rules and/or machine learning models to provide travel related content items to users. The online system may determine when a user is likely to travel and provide the content items in advance of a trip. The online system may also provide content items during a trip that indicate modifications to the user's itinerary, for example, adding a rental car, upgrading a flight ticket, or upgrading a hotel room. Further, the online system may provide a content item after a user has checked out of a hotel that describes a loyalty program of the hotel. In one example, the online system trains machine learning models using feature vectors derived based on trips taken by a population of users of the online system and itinerary information from third parties. The content items may be generated based on information provided from the third parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Rohit Poddar, Jinfu Leng, Robert P. Otillar, Loren William Abrams, Tao Cui Baecklund
  • Publication number: 20180152536
    Abstract: A system receives event information describing an event performed by a user with a content provider. The system identifies a property associated with the content provider whose aggregation conditions are satisfied by the event. The system selects an aggregator to which to send the information based on the user. The selected aggregator stores an event entry in its aggregator store with the event information and an indication of the property. The aggregator determines an aggregate value of the user for the property based on event entries in the aggregator store associated with the user and the property. The system provides a content item associated with the content provider to the user based on audience conditions of the property being satisfied by the aggregate value. The system also determines a removal time for each event entry and schedules an aggregation event for updating the user's aggregate value at removal time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Loren William Abrams, Jinfu Leng, David Paul Capel
  • Publication number: 20180150887
    Abstract: A system receives event information describing an event performed by a user with a content provider. The system identifies a property associated with the content provider whose aggregation conditions are satisfied by the event. The system selects an aggregator to which to send the information based on the user. The selected aggregator stores an event entry in its aggregator store with the event information and an indication of the property. The aggregator determines an aggregate value of the user for the property based on event entries in the aggregator store associated with the user and the property. The system provides a content item associated with the content provider to the user based on audience conditions of the property being satisfied by the aggregate value. The system also determines a removal time for each event entry and schedules an aggregation event for updating the user's aggregate value at removal time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Loren William Abrams, Jinfu Leng, David Paul Capel
  • Patent number: 9900321
    Abstract: Online system users interact with one or more third party systems, with the online system maintaining an account for each of its users and each third party system maintaining a third party account for each of its users. The online system compares information in a user's account to accessible information in third party accounts and establishes connections between the user's account and o third party accounts based on the comparisons. A connection between the user's account and a third party account includes a confidence level indicating a likelihood of the third party account being associated with the user of the online system corresponding to the account. A third party system may request information from the online system about a user specifying a threshold confidence level, allowing the online system to return information from third party accounts having connections to the user's account with at least the threshold confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Zhou, Loren William Abrams, Yi Huang, Stephane Taine, Jonathan Kenn Lewis
  • Publication number: 20170078304
    Abstract: Online system users interact with one or more third party systems, with the online system maintaining an account for each of its users and each third party system maintaining a third party account for each of its users. The online system compares information in a user's account to accessible information in third party accounts and establishes connections between the user's account and o third party accounts based on the comparisons. A connection between the user's account and a third party account includes a confidence level indicating a likelihood of the third party account being associated with the user of the online system corresponding to the account. A third party system may request information from the online system about a user specifying a threshold confidence level, allowing the online system to return information from third party accounts having connections to the user's account with at least the threshold confidence level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Li Zhou, Loren William Abrams, Yi Huang, Stephan Taine, Jonathan Kenn Lewis
  • Patent number: 9100191
    Abstract: A method for forming a digital certificate includes receiving contact information associated with the digital certificate. The contact information includes at least a name, a mailing address, and an email address. The method also includes receiving billing information associated with the digital certificate and receiving a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for the digital certificate. The method further includes receiving a first name for use in forming the digital certificate and receiving a second name for use in forming the digital certificate. Moreover, the method includes receiving an indication of a vendor of web server software, receiving an indication of a service period for the digital certificate, and forming the digital certificate. The first name is stored in a Subject field of the digital certificate and the second name is stored in the SubjectAltName extension of the digital certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Quentin Liu, Marc Loren Williams, Richard F. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8682883
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for determining sets of products which are similar to each other in terms of consumers' wants and needs. Queries are performed on a particular product. Documents relating to the query are received and stored. A dictionary is created from the received documents, whereby the documents, which are text files, are scrubbed of certain data to create a scrubbed text file. Topic modeling is then performed on the cleansed text file. Various methods can be used to perform topic modeling, including, but not limited to, latent semantic analysis, nonnegative matrix factorization, and singular value decomposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Predictix LLC
    Inventors: Loren Williams, Emir Pasalic, Nikolaos Vasiloglou
  • Patent number: 8374906
    Abstract: To determine pricing recommendations for goods and service products in a business-to-business environment, a set of transaction data corresponding to a set of products are processed to generate a set of pricing recommendations optimized according to an objective. Furthermore, a set of product segments may be determined, transaction data may be associated with one or more of the product segments and a demand model and associated price elasticity may be formulated for one or more of the product segments based upon the transaction data associated with the segment. Using these formulated price elasticities, pricing recommendations for each product may be determined for each of a set of customers. Using an optimization process, price elasticities are used to determine price dependent entity goals for any combination of products, customers and sets of prices, using a mathematical objective function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Zilliant Incorporated
    Inventors: Loren Williams, Xingchu Liu, Reetabrata Mookherjee, Shi Zhong
  • Publication number: 20120265736
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for determining sets of products which are similar to each other in terms of consumers' wants and needs. Queries are performed on a particular product. Documents relating to the query are received and stored. A dictionary is created from the received documents, whereby the documents, which are text files, are scrubbed of certain data to create a scrubbed text file. Topic modeling is then performed on the cleansed text file. Various methods can be used to perform topic modeling, including, but not limited to, latent semantic analysis, nonnegative matrix factorization, and singular value decomposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: PREDICTIX LLC
    Inventors: Loren Williams, Nikolaos Vasiloglou, Emir Pasalic
  • Patent number: 6615144
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for predicting tire uniformity, preferably a harmonic component of force variation (radial, lateral, or tangential) for a production tire operating at a high speed, and also method and apparatus for manufacturing tires and controlling the manufacturing of tires in response to quality control based on a comparison of a production tire's predicted uniformity versus predetermined criteria. A production tire's predicted tire uniformity is determined by a calculation using a prediction curve with parameters which are determined for the production tire by collecting measurement data for the production tire using a factory floor tire uniformity machine operated at a plurality of intermediate test speeds, and then fitting the prediction curve to the measurement data, preferably using a least squares curve fitting process. Higher speed measurements are optionally given greater weight in the curve fitting process as compared to lower speed measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Stephen Loren Williams, Shaun Matthew Immel, Gino Salvador Vicini, George Jeffrey Lipczynski
  • Publication number: 20020177959
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for predicting tire uniformity, preferably a harmonic component of force variation (radial, lateral, or tangential) for a production tire operating at a high speed, and also method and apparatus for manufacturing tires and controlling the manufacturing of tires in response to quality control based on a comparison of a production tire's predicted uniformity versus predetermined criteria. A production tire's predicted tire uniformity is determined by a calculation using a prediction curve with parameters which are determined for the production tire by collecting measurement data for the production tire using a factory floor tire uniformity machine operated at a plurality of intermediate test speeds, and then fitting the prediction curve to the measurement data, preferably using a least squares curve fitting process. Higher speed measurements are optionally given greater weight in the curve fitting process as compared to lower speed measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Stephen Loren Williams, Shaun Matthew Immel, Gino Salvador Vicini, George Jeffrey Lipczynski