Patents by Inventor Martin A. Wand

Martin A. Wand 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: 20190022105
    Abstract: Provided herein are prostaglandin F2? analog compositions and methods for treating migraines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Bratzler, Martin Wand, Frederick Ryckman, Bradford J. Shingleton
  • Publication number: 20180193354
    Abstract: Provided herein are prostaglandin F2? analog compositions and methods for treating migraines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Robert L. Bratzler, Martin Wand, Frederick Ryckman, Bradford J. Shingleton
  • Patent number: 9913849
    Abstract: Provided herein are prostaglandin F2alpha analog compositions and methods for treating migraines by topical administration. The method involves administering topically to a subject in need thereof a composition including a prostaglandin F2apha analog or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in an amount effective to treat migraine. The treatment may be administered prophylactically or therapeutically. Topical administration is to the epidermis, conjunctival surface or other mucous membranes, typically to a nail, the skin, the hair, the surface of the eye or the inner surface of the eyelid, and the like. The prostaglandin F2a analog can be latanoprost, isopropyl unoprostone, bimatoprost, travoprost, or tafluprost; or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Manistee Partners LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Bratzler, Martin Wand, Frederick Ryckman, Bradford J. Shingleton
  • Publication number: 20160324870
    Abstract: Provided herein are prostaglandin F2alpha analog compositions and methods for treating migraines by topical administration. The method involves administering topically to a subject in need thereof a composition including a prostaglandin F2apha analog or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in an amount effective to treat migraine. The treatment may be administered prophylactically or therapeutically. Topical administration is to the epidermis, conjunctival surface or other mucous membranes, typically to a nail, the skin, the hair, the surface of the eye or the inner surface of the eyelid, and the like. The prostaglandin F2a analog can be latanoprost, isopropyl unoprostone, bimatoprost, travoprost, or tafluprost; or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Manistee Partners LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Bratzler, Martin Wand, Frederick Ryckman, Bradford J. Shingleton
  • Publication number: 20120011199
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented system and method for providing web-based features in a client-based digital imaging application. A location on a client is provided for storing a number of possible, future web-based features. The location has the capacity to accept a number of name-value pairs that define a web-based imaging feature. When a web-based feature is to be added, the name-value pairs that define the web-based imaging feature are added to the location. After a feature has been added, it is displayed for selection by a user. Upon selection of the web-based imaging feature, image data about a selected one or more images is recorded in a known location. The web-based service that is providing the web-based imaging feature is granted access to the image data in the known location. The image data in the known location is then deleted when the web-based imaging feature is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: ANDREW MARTIN WAND, JEFFREY ALAN KOHLER, ALEXANDER SABO BRODIE
  • Patent number: 8046405
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a computer-implemented system and method for providing web-based features in a client-based digital imaging application. An area of the registry is provided for a number of possible, future web-based features. The registry has the capacity to accept a number of name-value pairs that define a web-based imaging feature. When a web-based feature is to be added, the name-value pairs that define the web-based imaging feature are added to the registry. After a feature has been added, it is displayed for selection by a user. Upon selection of the web-based imaging feature, image data about a selected one or more images is recorded in a known location. The web-based service that is providing the web-based imaging feature is granted access to the image data in the known location. The image data in the known location is then deleted when the web-based imaging feature is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Martin Wand, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Alexander Sabo Brodie
  • Publication number: 20050067997
    Abstract: This invention describes a reconfigured form of the PID compensator such that the rate of change of the position error is inherently limited without affecting the performance of the servo loop when the position error is small. The technique described here maintains the performance of the conventional PID compensator when the position error is close to zero, which is the operating point of primary interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventor: Martin Wand
  • Patent number: 6870345
    Abstract: This invention describes a reconfigured form of the PID compensator such that the rate of change of the position error is inherently limited without affecting the performance of the servo loop when the position error is small. The technique described here maintains the performance of the conventional PID compensator when the position error is close to zero, which is the operating point of primary interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Martin A. Wand
  • Publication number: 20040049536
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a computer-implemented system and method for providing web-based features in a client-based digital imaging application. An area of the registry is provided for a number of possible, future web-based features. The registry has the capacity to accept a number of name-value pairs that define a web-based imaging feature. When a web-based feature is to be added, the name-value pairs that define the web-based imaging feature are added to the registry. After a feature has been added, it is displayed for selection by a user. Upon selection of the web-based imaging feature, image data about a selected one or more images is recorded in a known location. The web-based service that is providing the web-based imaging feature is granted access to the image data in the known location. The image data in the known location is then deleted when the web-based imaging feature is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Martin Wand, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Alexander Sabo Brodie
  • Patent number: 6609037
    Abstract: A hybrid stabilization system for isolating a pointing vector of a gimbal from the motion of a vehicle base is provided. The hybrid stabilization control system includes a rate feedback loop generating a rate feedback compensation value in response to a measured rate difference between a pointing vector rate of motion and a vehicle base rate of motion, a rate feedforward loop generating a rate feedforward compensation value in response to a measured inertial vehicle base rate of motion, a position feedback loop generating a position feedback compensation value in response to a measured position difference between a pointing vector angular position and a vehicle base angular position, a position feedforward loop generating a position feedforward compensation value in response to a measured inertial vehicle base angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Bless, James C. Debruin, Yale P. Vinson, Martin A. Wand
  • Patent number: 6476932
    Abstract: A method and system for digital resolution translation. An input frequency is received, as is a desired output frequency. The desired output frequency is measured directly and compared with the input frequency. The specified output frequency is dynamically adjusted to compensate for variations in the input frequency, while a fixed relationship between the input and output is kept intact. The relationship between the input and output frequencies can be arbitrary, non-integer or integer. The system consists of an execution process (54) and the adjusted output frequency is sent to a system as a sampling signal. The system reset/restart capability allows for a repeatable phase relationship between the output and the input from any given reset point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank J. Moizio, Edward C. Musall, Martin A. Wand, Steve T. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20020012346
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for communicating multi-word digital messages with an isochronous-signal processor. A multi-word protocol enables the transfer of large blocks of data by breaking up the data into smaller blocks that are transferred without interrupting the isochronous data flow. The multi-word protocol includes a register for protocol control and status and another register for read/write data. The protocol may be configured such that a multi-word write and a multi-word read may be in progress at the same time. The protocol is independent of the content of the multi-word message. In addition, for a multi-word read, the data is not required to be available immediately upon receipt of a request, and for a multi-word write, processing of the data is not required to be performed immediately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Martin A. Wand, Hang Liu
  • Patent number: 6267501
    Abstract: A method for measuring the temperature of a scene using a detector having at least one reference pixel, with an integratable sampling circuit associated with each pixel. Initially, an ambient reference temperature is observed with the reference pixel(s) to provide a parameter, generally voltage, indicative of that temperature to provide a constant voltage output indicating that temperature by varying the sampling circuit integration time. Each non-reference pixel is exposed to different scene and ambient temperatures and the integration time for each set of data for each pixel is recorded. For each pixel, an equation is provided relating integration time to pixel voltage when the ambient temperature and the scene temperature are the same to correct for offsets and an equation is provided relating integration time and offset corrected pixel value to the difference between the ambient temperature and the scene temperature when the ambient temperature and scene temperature differ for correction of responsivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Martin A. Wand, Kenneth Rachels, John F. Brady, Michael Weinstein, David D. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 5367456
    Abstract: The invention is a modular and hierarchically organized set of computer programs which comprise methods for controlling a system of semi-autonomous automatically guided vehicles, such as mobile robots. The methods include control programs which: execute in stationary control computers; communicate between the stationary control computer programs and corresponding programs which execute in mobile control computers aboard the vehicles; operate independently in mobile control computers aboard the vehicles. The invention allows the system executive program to command the mobile vehicles to start, to stop, to transfer material to or from the vehicles, to change batteries in the vehicles, to park the vehicles at specific points in a factory, to move the vehicles from point to point in a factory, and to remove the vehicles from the factory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Summerville, John P. Williston, Martin A. Wand, Thomas J. Doty
  • Patent number: 5283739
    Abstract: The invention is a method of static collision avoidance for multiple automatically guided vehicles (AGVs) on bidirectional paths. It defines the allowable travel path for an AGV as a series of path segments through or between possible destination points (called nodes) which are defined for the factory floor. AGVs can move to or through any of these nodes and can arrive in a predetermined order, according to "rules" defined by the method. The invention provides better performance than conventional AGV systems by allowing multiple AGVs to coexist in the same pathways without collision or excessive queueing in systems which use free-roving AGVs having programmable bidirectional paths. This new ability maximizes the degrees of freedom of AGV movement while minimizing collisions and "deadlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Summerville, John P. Williston, Martin A. Wand, Thomas J. Doty, Haradon J. Rice
  • Patent number: 5280431
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for communicating the need to move a mobile robot, such as an AGV, from one location (node) to another, on a node-by-node basis, incrementally, among the nodes established in a physical environment such as a factory. The invention also provides the means to generate the commands necessary to accomplish this motion, by providing specific steering and drive information such as angle and speed to the mobile robot or AGV. The invention accomplishes these tasks in response to direct commands from a stationary controller as well as in response to continuous node-by-node position updates provided by an external navigation system, such as a visual navigation system, or an internal dead-reckoning navigation system, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Summerville, John P. Williston, Martin A. Wand, Thomas J. Doty, Haradon J. Rice
  • Patent number: 4940925
    Abstract: A visual navigation system provides absolute position information to multiple automatically guided vehicles (AGVs) such as mobile robots. The beacon-equipped AGVs emit light visible to overhead television cameras. The beacons are arranged and controlled so that the vision systems can acquire, measure, and report the locations of multiple AGVs. The system controller incorporates a programmable "factory map", or knowledge base, of allowable paths of travel for the AGVs, which navigate by dead reckoning with periodic position updates from the visual navigation system. The visual navigation system notifies the autonomous AGVs and the system controller when an AGV strays from its command path. The combination of computer controls in the elements of the system provides the means to stop and to recover straying AGVs. The navigation system visually monitors normal AGV travel, off-course corrections, "lost" AGV searches, and recovery. Thus, it provides closed-loop, servo-like operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin A. Wand, Anh V. Ho, Chuan-Fu Lin, Phen-Lan Huang, John P. Williston, Haradon J. Rice, Thomas J. Doty
  • Patent number: 4926103
    Abstract: The invention is a method of dynamic collision avoidance for multiple automatically guided vehicles (AGVs) on bidirectional paths. It calculates windows, or areas of computer memory, against which it matches the reported positions of AGVs. The invention acts on information from a central data base in which the factory or operating space of the AGVs is mapped and from AGV position updates supplied by an independently operating visual navigation system. The invention dynamically calculates the locations and dimensions of the windows for each position update. Since these position updates occur in real time, many times each second, the invention provides the means for the AGV system's controller to prevent collisions between the AGVs and other objects without minimizing the degrees of freedom of AGV movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: David F. Summerville, John P. Williston, Martin A. Wand, Thomas J. Doty, Haradon J. Rice, Phen-Lan Huang
  • Patent number: 4754402
    Abstract: A mobile vehicle controller for controlling a mobile apparatus that travels along a commanded path. The mobile vehicle controller has a dead reckoning navigation procedure for navigating the controllable mobile apparatus along the commanded path in response to positions data. The mobile apparatus determines its position and provides the position data. A vision system provides the absolute position to the mobile apparatus. The dead reckoning position data is periodically modifying with the absolute position. The dead reckoning procedure is synchronized with the vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Martin A. Wand
  • Patent number: 4745551
    Abstract: A controllable mobile apparatus travels along a commanded path under the control under a navigation system that provides speed and direction commands to navigate the controllable mobile apparatus. The controllable mobile apparatus has a plurality of wheels which are driven by servo control systems in response to speed commands that are provided by the navigation system. The trajectory of the mobile apparatus is also controlled by the navigation system, and it includes a servo system that is, in the illustrated embodiment, the same as the servo system used for controlling the speed of the mobile apparatus. Additionally, there is implemented a software filter system which filters the speed and direction commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Martin A. Wand