Patents by Inventor Michael Darling

Michael Darling 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: 9069736
    Abstract: A method for performing data processing through a pipeline of components includes receiving a set of training observations, each including partial user feedback relating to error in data output by the pipeline for respective input data. Some pipeline components commit errors for at least some of the input data, contributing to an error in the respective output data. A prediction model models a probability of a pipeline component committing an error, given input data. Model parameters are learned using the training observations. For a new observation which includes input data and, optionally, partial user feedback indicating that an error has occurred in processing the new input data, without specifying which pipeline component(s) contributed to the observed error in the output data, a prediction is made as to which of the pipeline components contributed to the error in the output (if any).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Michael Darling, Guillaume M. Bouchard, Cedric Archambeau
  • Publication number: 20150019912
    Abstract: A method for performing data processing through a pipeline of components includes receiving a set of training observations, each including partial user feedback relating to error in data output by the pipeline for respective input data. Some pipeline components commit errors for at least some of the input data, contributing to an error in the respective output data. A prediction model models a probability of a pipeline component committing an error, given input data. Model parameters are learned using the training observations. For a new observation which includes input data and, optionally, partial user feedback indicating that an error has occurred in processing the new input data, without specifying which pipeline component(s) contributed to the observed error in the output data, a prediction is made as to which of the pipeline components contributed to the error in the output (if any).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: William Michael Darling, Guillaume M. Bouchard, Cedric Archambeau
  • Publication number: 20140280564
    Abstract: In one aspect, in general, a method includes, at a social media playback system, receiving social media content from at least one social media service, the social media content comprising elements of social media, receiving schedule data pertaining to a media program from a media provider, identifying, at least in part based on the schedule data, social media content relevant to the media program, and storing data associating the identified social media content and the media program, the data indicating timing information associated with respective elements of social media content, at least some of the timing information expressed as an offset relative to a time associated with the media program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TOMORROWISH LLC
    Inventors: Richard Michael Darling, Todd Dibble, Tristan Dix Amzallag, Cameron Guerra Betts, Phillip Dreizen
  • Publication number: 20120108996
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for controlled neuromodulation. The apparatus includes a plurality of neural sensors, wherein each of the neural sensors is electrically connected to a separate signal conditioner. Each of the signal conditioners produces a neural sensor signal, which is analyzed by a separate threshold detector to produces a neural event signal when the neural sensor signal exceeds a threshold level associated with the threshold detector. Each of the threshold detectors is connected to a wireless transceiver and the wireless transceivers transmit the neural event signals to a processor. The processor analyzes the neural event signals and determines the presence or absence of a clinical brain state. The apparatus can be used to detect and control epileptic seizures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Karen Moxon, Andrew Khair, Michael Darling, Ebraheem Sultan
  • Patent number: 8086316
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for controlled neuromodulation. The apparatus includes a plurality of neural sensors, wherein each of the neural sensors is electrically connected to a separate signal conditioner. Each of the signal conditioners produces a neural sensor signal, which is analyzed by a separate threshold detector to produces a neural event signal when the neural sensor signal exceeds a threshold level associated with the threshold detector. Each of the threshold detectors is connected to a wireless transceiver and the wireless transceivers transmit the neural event signals to a processor. The processor analyzes the neural event signals and determines the presence or absence of a clinical brain state. The apparatus can be used to detect and control epileptic seizures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Karen Moxon, Andrew Khair, Michael Darling, Ebraheem Sultan
  • Publication number: 20070282389
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for controlled neuromodulation. The apparatus includes a plurality of neural sensors, wherein each of the neural sensors is electrically connected to a separate signal conditioner. Each of the signal conditioners produces a neural sensor signal, which is analyzed by a separate threshold detector to produces a neural event signal when the neural sensor signal exceeds a threshold level associated with the threshold detector. Each of the threshold detectors is connected to a wireless transceiver and the wireless transceivers transmit the neural event signals to a processor. The processor analyzes the neural event signals and determines the presence or absence of a clinical brain state. The apparatus can be used to detect and control epileptic seizures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Karen Moxon, Andrew Khair, Michael Darling, Ebraheem Sultan
  • Patent number: 7263253
    Abstract: A wavelength selective switch architecture for ROADMs for switching the spectral channels of a multi-channel, multi-wavelength optical signal between input and output ports employs a biaxial MEMS port mirror array for optimal coupling efficiency and ITU grid alignment, an anamorphic beam expander for expanding input optical signals to create an elongated beam profile, a diffraction grating for spatially separating the spectral channels, an anamorphic focusing lens system, an array of biaxial elongated channel MEMS micromirrors, a built-in Optical Channel Monitor, and an electronic feedback control system. The bi-axial channel micromirrors are rotatable about one axis to switch spectral channels between ports, and are rotatable about an orthogonal axis to vary the coupling of the spectral channel to an output port and control attenuation of the spectral signal for complete blocking or for a predetermined power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Capella Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Davis, Mark H. Garrett, Brian Tremaine, Michael Darling
  • Publication number: 20060228072
    Abstract: A wavelength selective switch architecture for ROADMs for switching the spectral channels of a multi-channel, multi-wavelength optical signal between input and output ports employs a biaxial MEMS port mirror array for optimal coupling efficiency and ITU grid alignment, an anamorphic beam expander for expanding input optical signals to create an elongated beam profile, a diffraction grating for spatially separating the spectral channels, an anamorphic focusing lens system, an array of biaxial elongated channel MEMS micromirrors, a built-in Optical Channel Monitor, and an electronic feedback control system. The bi-axial channel micromirrors are rotatable about one axis to switch spectral channels between ports, and are rotatable about an orthogonal axis to vary the coupling of the spectral channel to an output port and control attenuation of the spectral signal for complete blocking or for a predetermined power level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Joseph Davis, Mark Garrett, Brian Tremaine, Michael Darling
  • Patent number: 5695104
    Abstract: A painter's accessory holder is disclosed for holding painting accessories, such as a caulking gun, sandpaper, glazing compound and a bladed tool on a base member that is attachable to a belt worn by the painter. The accessory holder includes a caulking gun bracket attached to the base member configured to accept a caulking gun, the caulking gun finger guard engaging a portion of the bracket to securely hold the caulking gun in place, while at the same time rendering it easily removable. A sandpaper bracket is attached to the base member to clamp sandpaper between the bracket and the base so as to be securely but removeably held and readily accessible to the painter. The device also may include a pouch attached to the base member to hold a glazing compound and a bladed tool bracket to hold bladed tools, such as putty knives, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Michael Darling
  • Patent number: 5366108
    Abstract: A toy water gun that can release a directed stream of water from a pressurized receptacle is disclosed. The toy water gun is connected to the pressurized receptacle by a flexible hose and a pull on the trigger releases a directed stream of water. In one embodiment, the receptacle has a one way valve attached thereto that allows pressurized water to only enter the receptacle. A flexible tube is attached to the one-way valve on one end with the flexible tubing terminating with a hose fitting on the other end attachable to a hose bib. The pressurized water is supplied by a water system such as a municipal water supply. Another embodiment uses a bladder inside a receptacle containing trapped air that is connected directly by flexible tubing to a shut off valve which is further connected by flexible tubing to a hose bib that supplies pressurized water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Inventor: Michael Darling
  • Patent number: D465317
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Inventor: Michael Darling