Patents by Inventor Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards 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: 20210074269
    Abstract: Techniques described herein use backpropagation to train one or more machine learning (ML) models of a dialog system. For instance, a method includes accessing seed data that includes training tuples, where each training tuple comprising a respective logical form. The method includes converting the logical form of a training tuple to a converted logical form, by applying to the logical form a text-to-speech (TTS) subsystem, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) subsystem, and a semantic parser of a dialog system. The method includes determining a training signal by using an objective function to compare the converted logical form to the logical form. The method further includes training the TTS subsystem, the ASR subsystem, and the semantic parser via backpropagation based on the training signal. As a result of the training by backpropagation, the machine learning models are tuned work effectively together within a pipeline of the dialog system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Thanh Long Duong, Mark Edward Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210062023
    Abstract: Inkjet printing is carried out to provide monochrome or polychrome inkjet-printed images. An ink-receptive medium is provided with a substrate with an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer disposed thereon. The aqueous-based ink-receptive layer has: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation in an amount of 0.6-49 weight %; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer of a vinyl alcohol and vinyl amine) in a total amount of 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent and (d) silica particles. One or more aqueous pigment-based inks are inkjet printed onto this aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, each ink comprising: a) one or more anionically-stabilized pigment colorants; b) one or more water-miscible humectants that are present in a total amount of 1-20 weight % and each having a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Barbara Boland Lussier, Allan Francis Sowinski, Mark Edward Irving, David D. Putnam, Todd Russell Griffin, Douglas Eugene Bugner
  • Publication number: 20210065709
    Abstract: Described herein are dialog systems, and techniques for providing such dialog systems, that are suitable for use on standalone computing devices. In some embodiments, a dialog system includes a dialog manager, which takes as input an input logical form, which may be a representation of user input. The dialog, manager may include a dialog state tracker, an execution subsystem, a dialog policy subsystem, and a context stack. The dialog state tracker may generate an intermediate logical form from the input logical form combined with a context from the context stack. The context stack may maintain a history of a current dialog, and thus, the intermediate logical form may include contextual information potentially missing from the input logical form. The execution subsystem may execute the intermediate logical form to produce an execution result, and the dialog policy subsystem may generate an output logical form based on the execution result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Thanh Long Duong, Mark Edward Johnson, Vu Cong Duy Hoang, Tuyen Quang Pham, Yu-Heng Hong, Vladislavs Dovgalecs, Guy Bashkansky, Jason Black, Andrew David Bleeker, Serge Le Huitouze
  • Publication number: 20210062024
    Abstract: An inkjet-printed article has an ink receptive medium with a substrate and an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer disposed thereon. The aqueous-based ink-receptive layer includes: (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation at 0.6-49 weight %; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer derived from a vinyl alcohol and a vinyl amine) at 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent or (d) silica particles. The article also has an inkjet-printed image disposed on the aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, provided from one or more aqueous pigment-based inks, each of which has a) an anionically-stabilized pigment colorant; b) one or more water-miscible humectants at a total amount of 1-20 weight %, each of which has a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Edward Irving, David D. Putnam, Allan Francis Sowinski, Barbara Boland Lussier, Todd Russell Griffin, Douglas Eugene Bugner
  • Publication number: 20210062028
    Abstract: A flexible inkjet-printed article is prepared by: A?) providing an ink receptive medium having a substrate and an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer. This layer has: (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer derived from a vinyl alcohol and a vinyl amine) at 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent and (d) silica particles. At least one aqueous pigment-based ink is deposited directly on the aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, each having: a) an anionically-stabilized pigment colorant; and b) a water-miscible humectant at 1-20 weight %, each having a carbon to oxygen atom ratio of ?1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups. After drying, a functional layer with adhesive composition is formed on the inkjet-printed image and a flexible material is laminated to the functional layer, to form a flexible inkjet printed article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David D. Putnam, Mark Edward Irving, Douglas Eugene Bugner, Todd Russell Griffin, Barbara Boland Lussier, Allan Francis Sowinski
  • Publication number: 20210063665
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a method of preparing a bundled cable. In the method, a plurality of subunits is wound around a central member in one or more layers of subunits to form the bundled cable. For a section of the central member, each layer of subunits has a pitch over which a subunit of the layer of subunits makes one revolution around the section of the central member and a length of the subunit required to make the one revolution. The subunits are configured to have a nominal helical length equal to the ratio of a nominal length to a nominal pitch. Further, in the method, a measurement of the bundled cable is monitored, and a winding rate of the plurality of subunits is adjusted based on the measurement in order to account for deviations from the nominal helical length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Edward Conner, Eric Scott Quinby, James Arthur Register, III, Hieu Vinh Tran
  • Patent number: 10934441
    Abstract: An adhesion promoter for non-conductive surfaces is disclosed that combines a polyolefin with co-resins in a colloidal suspension in water. The colloidal suspension in water is prepared from mixing a solid-powder composition that includes the polyolefin and the co-resins with water. The colloidal suspension in water is applied to a low surface energy, non-conductive substrate, such as thermoplastic olefins, in order to make the substrates conductive for electrostatic painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HELIOS COATINGS, INC.
    Inventors: David Anthony Detzler, Guenther Bauer, Mark Edward Leininger
  • Patent number: 10926565
    Abstract: An inkjet-printed article has an ink receptive medium with a substrate and an aqueous-based ink-receptive layer disposed thereon. The aqueous-based ink-receptive layer includes: (a) a water-soluble salt of a multivalent metal cation at 0.6-49 weight %; (b) one or both of a polyvinyl alcohol and a polyvinyl amine (or a copolymer derived from a vinyl alcohol and a vinyl amine) at 0.5-30 weight %; and optionally, (c) a crosslinking agent or (d) silica particles. The article also has an inkjet-printed image disposed on the aqueous-based ink-receptive layer, provided from one or more aqueous pigment-based inks, each of which has a) an anionically-stabilized pigment colorant; b) one or more water-miscible humectants at a total amount of 1-20 weight %, each of which has a carbon atom to oxygen atom ratio of at least 1.0:1.0 and only two hydroxy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Edward Irving, David D. Putnam, Allan Francis Sowinski, Barbara Boland Lussier, Todd Russell Griffin, Douglas Eugene Bugner
  • Patent number: 10925985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sterilization using nonthermal plasma (NTP) ionization are disclosed. An example method for inactivation of viable microorganisms includes: inactivating viable microorganisms in a predetermined volume by: installing a plurality of ceiling mounted direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC), bipolar or steady-state, ion emitter modules based on a geometry of the predetermined volume; and producing, using the plurality of ceiling mounted ion emitter modules, a DC or AC, bipolar or steady-state, nonthermal plasma (NTP), each of the ceiling mounted ion emitter modules comprising a high voltage power supply (HVPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Hogsett, Steven Bernard Heymann, Carl Newberg
  • Patent number: 10929745
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for constructing one of a neuroscience-inspired artificial neural network and a neural network array comprises one of a neuroscience-inspired dynamic architecture, a dynamic artificial neural network array and a neural network array of electrodes associated with neural tissue such as a brain, the method and apparatus having a special purpose display processor. The special purpose display processor outputs a display over a period of selected reference time units to demonstrate a neural pathway from, for example, one or a plurality of input neurons through intermediate destination neurons to an output neuron in three-dimensional space. The displayed neural network may comprise neurons and synapses in different colors and may be utilized, for example, to show the behavior of a neural network for classifying hand-written digits between values of 0 and 9 or recognizing vertical/horizontal lines in a grid image of lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: John Douglas Birdwell, Mark Edward Dean, Margaret Grace Drouhard, Catherine Dorothy Schuman
  • Patent number: 10919328
    Abstract: Inkjet printed articles can be made by providing an inkjet receiving medium comprising a substrate and a topcoat layer, and inkjet printing an aqueous pigment-based ink onto the topcoat layer. The topcoat layer has: (a) one or more water-soluble salts of a multivalent metal cation; and (b) composite particles having a Rockwell Hardness of ?R90 and each of the composite particles comprising domains of a (i) first organic polymer and domains of a (ii) second organic polymer. The domains of the (ii) second organic polymer are dispersed within the domains of the (i) first organic polymer. The melting point of the (i) first organic polymer is lower than the melting point of the (ii) second organic polymer. The weight ratio of the (i) first organic polymer to the (ii) second organic polymer is chosen such that the (b) composite particles have a density of 1.0-1.5 g/ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Edward Irving, Thomas Joseph Dannhauser
  • Publication number: 20210038390
    Abstract: An inflatable penile prosthesis can comprise a reservoir, an inflatable member, and a pump assembly. The pump assembly can include at least one valve comprising an entry tube interface configured to attach to the entry tube and defining an entry passageway, an entry portion adjacent to the entry tube interface, a middle portion adjacent to the entry portion, an exit portion adjacent to the middle portion, the exit portion being narrower than the middle portion, the exit portion defining an exit portion passageway and comprising multiple guides extending toward a longitudinal exit axis, the multiple guides being symmetrical about the longitudinal exit axis, the exit tube interface adjacent to the exit portion, and a poppet disposed inside the chamber, the poppet being biased to rest against the entry portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: James Ryan Mujwid, John Anders Bostrom, Mark Edward DiLoreto, Ryan Earl Fredrick, Travis J. Schauer
  • Patent number: 10910212
    Abstract: Materials and optical components formed thereof that are suitable for use in a lighting apparatus to impart a color filtering effect to visible light. At least a portion of such an optical component is formed of a composite material comprising a polymeric matrix material and an inorganic particulate material that contributes a color filtering effect to visible light passing through the composite material, and the particulate material comprises a neodymium compound containing Nd3+ ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAVANT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dengke Cai, Thomas Clynne, Jianmin He, Mark Edward Kaminski, Benjamin Lee Yoder, Xiaojun Ren, Huisheng Zhou, Zhiyong Wang, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 10909592
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for partitioned private interconnects to provider networks are described. At least a portion of available bandwidth of a private physical interconnect between a provider network and a connectivity intermediary's network is designated as the bandwidth limit of an interconnect partition set up on behalf of a customer at the request of the intermediary. The intermediary's network comprises one or more devices to which at least one of the customer's devices is connected. Access to one or more resources of the provider network via the interconnect is enabled. Traffic monitoring results associated with the interconnect are used to enforce the designated bandwidth limit of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuai Ye, Mark Edward Stalzer, Patrick Brigham Cullen
  • Patent number: 10905614
    Abstract: A system for positioning a patient before, during or after a medical procedure can include an arm assembly having a proximal end, an opposing distal end, and at least one joint therebetween. The joint can be configured to permit the distal end of the arm assembly to move with respect to the proximal end of the arm assembly. The proximal end of the arm assembly can be configured to be fixed with respect to a surgical table. The system can also include a ball joint mechanism attached to the distal end of the arm assembly and to a head support configured to support a patient's head. The ball joint mechanism can include a ball joint and a motor. Activation of the motor can permit or prevent movement of the ball joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mizuho OSI
    Inventors: Mark Edward DeSilets, Stephan John Schmid, Vincent Hodges, Peter Thien Van Le
  • Publication number: 20210023581
    Abstract: An ultrasonic atomization material applicator includes a material applicator with at least one transducer and an array plate with an array of micro-applicators. Each of the micro-applicators has a material inlet, a reservoir, and a micro-applicator plate with a plurality of apertures. At least one supply line is in communication with the micro-applicators and configured to supply at least one material to each of the micro-applicators. The at least one ultrasonic transducer is mechanically coupled to the at least one array of micro-applicators and configured to vibrate the at least one array of micro-applicators such that atomized droplets of the at least one material are ejected from each of the micro-applicators. A movement device configured to cyclically move the at least one array of micro-applicators back and forth about at least one axis of the at least one array of micro-applicators can be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Seubert, Mark Edward Nichols, Kevin Richard John Ellwood, Wanjiao Liu
  • Publication number: 20210024589
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to a non-lipidated and non-pyruvylated Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B polypeptide and methods of use thereof. In another aspect, the invention relates to an immunogenic composition including an isolated non-lipidated, non-pyruvylated ORF2086 polypeptide from Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, and at least one conjugated capsular saccharide from a meningococcal serogroup, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Annaliesa Sybil Anderson, Susan Kay Hoiseth, Kathrin Ute Jansen, Justin Keith Moran, Mark Edward Ruppen
  • Publication number: 20210023200
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to RSV F protein mutants, nucleic acids or vectors encoding a RSV F protein mutant, compositions comprising a RSV F protein mutant or nucleic acid, and uses of the RSV F protein mutants, nucleic acids or vectors, and compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Che, Philip Ralph Dormitzer, Alexey Vyacheslavovich Gribenko, Luke David Handke, Avvari Krishna Prasad, Xiayang Qiu, Mark Edward Ruppen, Xi Song, Kena Anne Swanson, Srinivas Kodali, Xin Xu, KariAnn Sweeney Efferen, Ping Cai, Kristin Rachael Tompkins, Lorna del Pilar Nunez
  • Publication number: 20210024903
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to an immunogenic composition that includes a mutant Clostridium difficile toxin A and/or a mutant Clostridium difficile toxin B. The mutant toxin may include a glucosyltransferase domain having at least one mutation and a cysteine protease domain having at least one mutation, relative to the corresponding wild-type C. difficile toxin. The mutant toxins may include at least one amino acid that is chemically crosslinked. In another aspect, the invention relates to methods and compositions for use in culturing Clostridium difficile and in producing C. difficile toxins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jason Arnold Lotvin, Annaliesa Sybil Anderson, Robert G. K. Donald, Michael James Flint, Narender Kumar Kalyan, Kathrin Ute Jansen, Maninder K. Sidhu, Justin Keith Moran, Mark Edward Ruppen, Weiqiang Sun
  • Publication number: 20210016020
    Abstract: A concentrate adaptor for a vaporizer device includes a reservoir and a base. The reservoir holds a concentrate. The reservoir is positioned within a vessel of the vaporizer device and is heated by a heating element of the vaporizer device to transfer heat to the concentrate, thereby generating an aerosol for inhalation by a user. The reservoir includes a sidewall surrounding an interior volume of the reservoir. The reservoir also includes a capillary structure positioned along the sidewall configured to direct the concentrate to the sidewall to be heated by the heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Franklyn Bucknor, JR., Philipe Manoux, Jace Martin, Alexander Ringrose, John Maxwell Ringrose, Daniel Sargent, Ariel David Turgel, Michael Chad Makay, Mark Edward Hearn, Ricardo Verheul, Halle Ann Van De Hey