Patents by Inventor M. Chapman

M. Chapman 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: 20210373834
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a method for displaying supplemental content. The method includes determining environmental characteristics, e.g., wall space, empty areas, colors, etc., for a display environment, determining supplemental content based in part on a primary content displayed by a primary display, and displaying the supplemental content in the display environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Evan M. Goldberg, Daniel L. Baker, Steven M. Chapman, Dane M. Coffey, Matthew Deuel, Mark R. Mine
  • Patent number: 11187971
    Abstract: Electrical contact assemblies for use in rotating video camera heads are disclosed. A contact assembly may include a first element movable relative to the camera head's housing on which an imager is disposed, a second element rotationally movable relative to the first element, and a slip ring including one or more PCB brush elements to transfer imager signals to an output connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Eric M. Chapman, Mark S. Olsson, Nicholas A. Smith, Alexander L. Warren
  • Publication number: 20210365920
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving, by one or more processors of a computing device and from one or more third-party servers, a request to transfer funds from a first financial account to a second financial account. The request is associated with a user account of the one or more third-party servers and comprises a plurality of parameters. The method comprises selecting, by the one or more processors and based on at least a subset of the plurality of parameters and financial-network data, a financial network, of a plurality of financial networks, over which to transfer the funds. The subset of the plurality of parameters comprises at least one of a cost priority parameter and a speed priority parameter. The financial-network data includes data associated with the plurality of financial networks. The method further comprises initiating, by the one or more processors, transfer of the funds over the selected financial network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Naga Adapala, Stephen Godfrey, Michael P. Skelley, Elise M. Chapman, Satish Kumar Sura Venkata, Jatinder Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 11182693
    Abstract: Identification of content classes deemed important by users is received. Classifiers are trained on user communication text to recognize content matching content classes. A composite classifier is applied to text of communication among users of a second set of users, including tagging, by the composite classifier, content in text of communication among the users of the second set. The tagging is responsive to the classifiers recognizing their respective content classes in text of communication among the users of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan F. Brunn, Scott E. Chapman, Dennis J. Chen, Ami H. Dewar, Rachael M. Dickens, Jonathan Dunne, Ethan A. Geyer, Rogelio Vazquez-Rivera
  • Publication number: 20210342828
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing and/or processing a blockchain to maintain data security for confidential and/or personal data are provided. According to certain aspects, the disclosed data security techniques may enable access sharing functionality utilizing the blockchain. The data security techniques disclosed herein also enable the use of smart contracts to support compliance with anti-money laundering requirements. A node may receive a new account transaction that includes documents identifying an account holder. The node may compare the identity to a government list of identities. In some embodiments, the node may detect any discrepancies between the documents and modify the new account transaction. The new account transaction may be compiled into a block of the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Vicki King, Burton J. Floyd, David Turrentine, Steven T. Olson, Timothy Caleb Wells, Corin Rebekah Chapman, Edward W. Breitweiser, Robert Gomez, Shelia Cummings Smith
  • Patent number: 11161282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for incrementally forming a composite part are disclosed herein. The systems include a forming mandrel, which includes a forming surface, and a forming machine. The forming machine includes a forming bladder, a pressure-regulating device, and a positioning device. The forming bladder is configured to be inflated to a forming pressure and to press the ply of composite material against the forming surface. The methods include placing a ply of composite material on a forming surface of a forming mandrel and pressing a forming bladder against the ply of composite material at a selected location to press a selected portion of the ply of composite material against the forming surface and conform the selected portion of the ply of composite material to a surface profile of the forming surface. The methods further include repeating the pressing a plurality of times at a plurality of selected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chapman, Charles M. Richards, Jeffrey M. Hansen, Robert L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20210323091
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes one or more processors configured to determine one or more geometrical characteristics of each of multiple segments of a build part at a candidate position relative to an additive manufacturing instrument. The one or more geometrical characteristics include an angle of incidence between a beam line extending from a beam source and a surface normal of a respective skin of the corresponding segment proximate to the beam line. The one or more processors are configured to control the additive manufacturing instrument, based on the one or more geometrical characteristics, to direct focused energy beams from a first orientation relative to the build part to form a first segment of the segments of the build part and to direct focused energy beams from a second orientation relative to the build part to form a second segment of the segments of the build part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric M. Chapman, Dana A. Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20210323089
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system includes one or more processors configured to determine one or more geometrical characteristics of each of multiple segments of a build part at a candidate position of the build part relative to an additive manufacturing instrument. The one or more geometrical characteristics include an angle of incidence between a beam line extending from an electromagnetic energy source of the additive manufacturing instrument and a surface normal of a respective skin of the corresponding segment proximate to the beam line. The one or more processors are configured to determine, based on one or more geometrical characteristics of the segments at the candidate position, one or more locations of support material to be formed adjacent the build part during a build process of the build part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric M. Chapman, Dana A. Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20210323090
    Abstract: Additive manufacturing system includes one or more processors configured to determine one or more geometrical characteristics of each of multiple segments of a build part at a candidate position of the build part relative to an additive manufacturing instrument. The geometrical characteristics include an angle of incidence between a beam line extending from a beam emitter and a surface normal of a respective skin of the corresponding segment proximate to the beam line. The one or more processors select, based on the determined geometrical characteristics, a first set of beam parameters for forming a first segment of the build part and a second set of beam parameters for forming a second segment of the build part. At least one of the beam parameters in the second set differs from the beam parameters in the first set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric M. Chapman, Dana A. Henshaw
  • Publication number: 20210304470
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and methods directed to updating pre-generated content by applying secondary effects associated with detected and/or collected environmental data corresponding to a display environment. In operation, a sensor device detects environmental data corresponding to a display environment. A computing device may identify a secondary effect corresponding to the detected environmental data. The secondary effect may be applied to pre-generated content to update the content, and the updated pre-generated content may be displayed on a display. Accordingly, systems and methods described herein enable an improved immersive viewing experience by incorporating features of a user's environment into pre-generated content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Alice J. Taylor, Steven M. Chapman, Alexandra J. Lewis Christiansen, Jackson Rogow
  • Patent number: 11128783
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking objects in a field of view are disclosed. In one embodiment a method may include obtaining, from the non-transient electronic storage, object data. The object data may include a position of one or more objects as a function of time in a field of view. The method may include generating, with the one or more physical computer processors and the one or more AR components, a first virtual object to depict at least one or more of the object data of a first object at a first time. The method may include displaying, via the display, the first virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark R. Mine, Steven M. Chapman, Alexa L. Hale, Joseph M. Popp, Dawn J. Binder, Calis O. Agyemang, Alice Taylor
  • Patent number: 11117332
    Abstract: Composite structure fabrication systems and methods. The systems include a plurality of ply carriers, each of which is configured to support at least one ply segment, and an elongate forming mandrel, which defines an elongate ply forming surface that is shaped to define a surface contour of the composite structure. The systems further include a carrier transfer device, which is configured to selectively convey a selected ply carrier from a ply kitting area to an intermediate location, and a forming machine, which is configured to deform the selected ply carrier and a respective ply segment over a selected portion of the elongate ply forming surface. The forming machine further is configured to separate the selected ply carrier from the respective ply segment and return the selected ply carrier to the carrier transfer device. The methods include methods of operating the systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jose L. Encinosa, Samuel F. Zambrana, Daniel M. Rotter, Michael Robert Chapman, Stephen K. Halladin, Benjamin Bowen Lee, Joshua Dee Little, Douglas Alan McCarville, Jason A. Medenciy, Russell D. Chiupka, Marcin Artur Rabiega, Andrey F. Yurchik, Martin W. Hansen, Thomas P. Harper
  • Patent number: 11119331
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed toward stabilizing an image projected by a projector in an environment including vibrations or other movements that displace the projected image. In one set of implementations, an image projected by a projector may be stabilized by using an image stabilization system that detects a displacement of the projector from an equilibrium position and controls an optical element of the projector to offset the displacement. In an additional set of implementations, an image projected by the projector may be stabilized by using an image stabilization system that measures a rate of displacement from equilibrium of an image projected by the projector to predict a displacement of the projector and counteract the predicted displacement. In another set of implementations, an image projected by a projector may be stabilized by precalculating a plurality of lookup tables that correct for displacements of the projected image during operation of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Chapman, Joseph Popp, Joseph Hager, Mehul Patel
  • Patent number: 11118778
    Abstract: Lighting device embodiments having a housing enclosing one or more interior volumes, a metal core printed circuit board, a multilayer stack of spacers, and a serviceable port in the housing to allow venting of one or more of the interior volumes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jeff R. Truesdell, John R. Sanderson, IV, Jon E. Simmons, Eric M. Chapman, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Publication number: 20210279723
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing a blockchain comprising a plurality of immutable insurance policy records corresponding to industry reports are provided. According to certain aspects, a transaction request indicating an industry report issued by an entity may be received at a first node. A block including a reporting record indicating the industry report may be added to a blockchain and transmitted to another node for validation. The first node may add the block to a copy of the blockchain, where the block may be identified by a hash value that references a previous block in the blockchain that includes at least one additional industry report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Vicki King, Burton J. Floyd, David Turrentine, Steven T. Olson, Timothy Caleb Wells, Corin Rebekah Chapman, Edward W. Breitweiser, Robert Gomez, Shelia Cummings Smith
  • Publication number: 20210279722
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing and/or processing a blockchain to maintain data security for confidential and/or personal data are provided. According to certain aspects, the disclosed data security techniques may enable access sharing functionality utilizing the blockchain. For example, access sharing may be utilized to file documents with an agency. In some scenarios, the documents may be associated with unclaimed property. The documents may be associated with a smart contract. Accordingly, the document may be encrypted using a public key for the smart contract and compiled into a block of the blockchain. In response to a request to provide access to the document to a particular node, the private key for the smart contract may be encrypted using the public key for the particular node and compiled into a block of the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Vicki King, Burton J. Floyd, David Turrentine, Steven T. Olson, Timothy Caleb Wells, Corin Rebekah Chapman, Edward W. Breitweiser, Robert Gomez, Shelia Cummings Smith
  • Publication number: 20210268740
    Abstract: An example method for detection of impurities in additive manufacturing material includes illuminating, by a light source, a sample of additive manufacturing material with light, while illuminating the sample of the additive manufacturing material with light, causing a camera to acquire image data of the sample, and processing the image data to determine an amount of impurities in the sample of the additive manufacturing material. An example system for detection of impurities in additive manufacturing material includes a light source for illuminating a sample of additive manufacturing material with light, a camera for acquiring image data of the sample while illuminating the sample of the additive manufacturing material with light, and a computing device having one or more processors configured to execute instructions stored in memory for processing the image data to determine an amount of impurities in the sample of the additive manufacturing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander J. Coco, Brianna K. Nord, Robert W. Grube, Emma Romig, Aaron C. Drollette, Eric M. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20210270817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for assaying binding affinity between a first molecule and a second molecule in a micro-fluidic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Berkeley Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lebel, Troy A. Lionberger, Kevin T. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20210264052
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing and/or processing a blockchain to maintain data security for confidential and/or personal data are provided. According to certain aspects, the disclosed data security techniques may enable access sharing functionality utilizing the blockchain. For example, access sharing may be utilized to share access to audit data. The policy information may be associated with a smart contract. Accordingly, the audit data may be encrypted using a public key for the smart contract and compiled into a block of the blockchain. In response to a request to provide access to the audit data to a particular node, the private key for the smart contract may be encrypted using the public key for the particular node and compiled into a block of the blockchain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Vicki King, Burton J. Floyd, David Turrentine, Steven T. Olson, Timothy Caleb Wells, Corin Rebekah Chapman, Edward W. Breitweiser, Robert Gomez, Shelia Cummings Smith
  • Patent number: 11094095
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to presenting a more realistic augmented reality view on a video see-through display of a device by configuring the device such that the displayed image of the real world substantially matches what would be perceived by the user if the display were not present. This may be implemented by determining one or more of: a distance from the user's eyes to the display of the device, and an angular offset between the optical axis of a rear camera of the device and the user's visual field, and using the determined distance and/or angular offset to adjust the image that is displayed to the user. The image that is displayed to the user may be adjusted by optically or digitally zooming the rear camera of the device. It may also be adjusted by tilting the rear camera or by digitally translating the displayed video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Chapman, Joseph Popp, Mehul Patel, Calis Agyemang