Patents by Inventor Michael J. Welch

Michael J. Welch 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: 11383203
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to features for an integrated aftertreatment system. In one implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing that includes a mating flange having a first constant diameter and a catalyst component configured to mate to the mating flange of the casing. The catalyst component includes a canned body including a first portion sized to a second constant diameter to mate with the first constant diameter of the mating flange. In another implementation, an integrated aftertreatment system comprises a casing, a catalyst component positioned within the casing, a particulate filter having an outer casing with an outlet, and a particulate filter joint coupled to the outer casing of the particulate filter at the outlet. An end of the particulate filter joint is aligned with an end of the particulate filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valencia Arcila, Shane O'Connor, Michael T. Lynch, Ryan M. Johnson, Randolph G. Zoran, Alex A. Bethke, Victor C. Chew, Andrew Komisarek, Michael Bates, Jack Erickson, Daniel Edward Novreske, Ryan Robert Welch, Chad Carius, Oscar Chavira, Brandon Leedy, Eric R. Butler, William J. Runde, Bucky Woods
  • Patent number: 8688445
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to multi core processing for parallel speech-to-text processing. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided that includes the actions of receiving an audio file; analyzing the audio file to identify portions of the audio file as corresponding to one or more audio types; generating a time-ordered classification of the identified portions, the time-ordered classification indicating the one or more audio types and position within the audio file of each portion; generating a queue using the time-ordered classification, the queue including a plurality of jobs where each job includes one or more identifiers of a portion of the audio file classified as belonging to the one or more speech types; distributing the jobs in the queue to a plurality of processors; performing speech-to-text processing on each portion to generate a corresponding text file; and merging the corresponding text files to generate a transcription file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter W. Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 8627203
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for capturing, analyzing, and converting documents are provided. Provided in some embodiments is a method that includes obtaining a script document comprising script elements, assessing a layout of the script document, wherein the layout comprises a physical location of the script elements within the script document, determining an identification of one or more of the script elements based at least in part on the physical location of the one or more script elements within the script document, and assessing the one of the script elements using a finite state machine, wherein the finite state machine assesses one or more of the script elements preceding or following the one of the script elements to determine an accuracy of the identification of the one or more of the script elements determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Publication number: 20130166285
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to multi core processing for parallel speech-to-text processing. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided that includes the actions of receiving an audio file; analyzing the audio file to identify portions of the audio file as corresponding to one or more audio types; generating a time-ordered classification of the identified portions, the time-ordered classification indicating the one or more audio types and position within the audio file of each portion; generating a queue using the time-ordered classification, the queue including a plurality of jobs where each job includes one or more identifiers of a portion of the audio file classified as belonging to the one or more speech types; distributing the jobs in the queue to a plurality of processors; performing speech-to-text processing on each portion to generate a corresponding text file; and merging the corresponding text files to generate a transcription file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Publication number: 20130166303
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, in a computer system, a user query comprising at least a first term, parsing the user query to at least determine whether the user query assigns a field to the first term, the parsing resulting in a parsed query that conforms to a predefined format, performing a search in a metadata repository using the parsed query, the metadata repository embodied in a computer readable medium and including triplets generated based on multiple modes of metadata for video content, the search identifying a set of candidate scenes from the video content, ranking the set of candidate scenes according to a scoring metric into a ranked scene list, and generating an output from the computer system that includes at least part of the ranked scene list, the output generated in response to the user query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 8458198
    Abstract: A term analyzer receives an ordered collection of text-based terms. The term analyzer analyzes groupings of consecutive text-based terms in the ordered collection to identify occurrences of different combinations of text-based terms. In addition, the term analyzer maintains frequency information representing the occurrences of the different combinations of text-based terms in the collection. The frequency information can then be used to determine relatively significant keywords and/or keyword phrases in the document. In an example configuration, the term analyzer creates a tree in which a first term in a given grouping of the groupings is defined as a parent node in the tree and a second term in the given grouping is defined as a child node of the parent node in the tree. The method of the analyzer generalizes to create a tree of multi-word terms in which the terms can be efficiently ranked by occurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Welch, Walter W. Chang
  • Patent number: 8447608
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to generating custom language models for audio content. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided that includes the actions of receiving a collection of source texts; identifying a type from a collection of types for each source text, each source text being associated with a particular type; generating, for each identified type, a type-specific language model using the source texts associated with the respective type; and storing the language models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter W. Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Publication number: 20130124979
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for capturing, analyzing, and converting documents are provided. Provided in some embodiments is a method that includes obtaining a script document comprising script elements, assessing a layout of the script document, wherein the layout comprises a physical location of the script elements within the script document, determining an identification of one or more of the script elements based at least in part on the physical location of the one or more script elements within the script document, and assessing the one of the script elements using a finite state machine, wherein the finite state machine assesses one or more of the script elements preceding or following the one of the script elements to determine an accuracy of the identification of the one or more of the script elements determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 8436140
    Abstract: Tracers comprising an oligopeptide comprising a fragment of a natriuretic peptide, wherein the fragment comprises the sequence Arg-Ile-Asp-Arg-Ile (SEQ ID NO.: 1), and a signaling moiety, are disclosed. Further disclosed are methods of imaging atherosclerotic plaque by PET scanning or MRI using a tracer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Pamela K. Woodard, Michael J. Welch, Geoffrey E. Woodard, Rafaella Rossin
  • Patent number: 8423361
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to multi core processing for parallel speech-to-text processing. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided that includes the actions of receiving an audio file; analyzing the audio file to identify portions of the audio file as corresponding to one or more audio types; generating a time-ordered classification of the identified portions, the time-ordered classification indicating the one or more audio types and position within the audio file of each portion; generating a queue using the time-ordered classification, the queue including a plurality of jobs where each job includes one or more identifiers of a portion of the audio file classified as belonging to the one or more speech types; distributing the jobs in the queue to a plurality of processors; performing speech-to-text processing on each portion to generate a corresponding text file; and merging the corresponding text files to generate a transcription file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter W. Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 8316041
    Abstract: A lexical mapper enables efficient text mining via use of lexical identifiers such as numerical identifier values. For example, the lexical mapper receives a collection of text-based strings associated with a document. Based on values of the strings, the lexical mapper maps the text-based strings to a set of lexical identifiers. In lieu of using the character strings, text mining applications process the numerical identifier values to analyze the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 8090724
    Abstract: A term analyzer receives an ordered collection of text-based terms. The ordered collection can contain terms from a document that have been filtered to remove “noise” such as stopwords. The term analyzer analyzes groupings of consecutive text-based terms in the ordered collection to identify occurrences of different combinations of text-based terms in the ordered collection. In addition, the term analyzer maintains frequency information representing the occurrences of the different combinations of text-based terms in the collection. The frequency information can then be used to determine relatively significant keywords and/or keyword phrases in the document. In an example configuration, the term analyzer creates a tree in which a first term in a given grouping of the groupings is defined as a parent node in the tree and a second term in the given grouping is defined as a child node of the parent node in the tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Welch, Walter Chang
  • Publication number: 20110300071
    Abstract: Tracers are disclosed comprising an amphiphilic comb-like nanostructure conjugated with an oligopeptide such as a fragment of a natriuretic peptide, and a signaling moiety such as a positron-emitting radionuclide. A fragment of a natriuretic peptide comprises Arg-Ile-Asp-Arg-Ile (SEQ ID NO:1). Further disclosed are methods of imaging distribution of C-type atrial natriuretic peptide receptors and methods of imaging angiogenesis and atherosclerosis by PET scanning or MRI using a tracer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Washington University
    Inventors: Pamela K. WOODARD, Yongjian LIU, Eric PRESSLY, Dana ABENDSCHEIN, Craig J. HAWKER, Michael J. WELCH
  • Patent number: 8060506
    Abstract: A document analyzer receives a collection of text-based terms associated with a document. The document analyzer performs a statistical analysis on the text-based terms to identify a distribution of where the text-based terms appear in the document and relative frequency indicating how often the text-based terms appear in the document. The document analyzer utilizes the distribution and relative frequency information derived from the statistical analysis to rank multiple themes associated with the document. For example, a received listing of multiple themes may not be presented in any useful order, although it can be assumed that the themes in the listing are present in the document. Based on application of distribution and relative frequency information derived from the analysis, the document analyzer can identify which themes are most relevant to the document as a whole and/or which of themes correspond to different portions (e.g., pages or sections) of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 7945784
    Abstract: A method and a system is provided to process data. For example, the method and system may be used to store (e.g., archive) documents. In an embodiment, the method comprises receiving a quantum of data and creating n data pieces of size s from the quantum of data. The method may comprise generating k random numbers of size s, wherein k defines a minimum number of processed data pieces required to reconstruct the quantum of data, and performing polynomial arithmetic modulo prime on the n data pieces. The polynomial arithmetic may utilize polynomial of order k and the prime may be selected based on a bit processing capability of a processor used to process the data. The prime may be 28+1 when the bit processing capability of a processor is 16 bits and 216+1 when the bit processing capability of a processor is 32 bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Larry Masinter, Michael J. Welch
  • Patent number: 7893266
    Abstract: Methods for detection of cancer cells and for determining the proliferative status of cells in a tissue sample in vitro are disclosed. These methods comprise contacting a tissue sample with a radiolabeled compound or salt thereof of Formula wherein at least one of X, Y, and Z comprises a radioisotope, n is an integer from 2 to about 10; and each of A and A1 is a C1-C4 alkoxyl, a C1-C4 fluoroalkyl or a C1-C4 fluoroalkoxyl. The methods further comprise detecting the distribution of the radioisotope in the tissue sample, whereby a cell having a high density of the radioisotope compared to quiescent cells is diagnostic for a cancer cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Robert H. Mach, Michael J. Welch, Douglas J. Rowland, Zhude Tu
  • Patent number: 7849081
    Abstract: A document analyzer receives a collection of text-based terms associated with a document. The document analyzer performs a statistical analysis on the text-based terms to identify a distribution of where the text-based terms appear in the document and relative frequency indicating how often the text-based terms appear in the document. The document analyzer utilizes the distribution and relative frequency information derived from the statistical analysis to rank multiple themes associated with the document. For example, a received listing of multiple themes may not be presented in any useful order, although it can be assumed that the themes in the listing are present in the document. Based on application of distribution and relative frequency information derived from the analysis, the document analyzer can identify which themes are most relevant to the document as a whole and/or which of themes correspond to different portions (e.g., pages or sections) of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter Chang, Michael J. Welch
  • Publication number: 20100028936
    Abstract: Methods for detection of cancer cells and for determining the proliferative status of cells in a tissue sample in vitro are disclosed. These methods comprise contacting a tissue sample with a radiolabeled compound or salt thereof of Formula wherein at least one of X, Y, and Z comprises a radioisotope, n is an integer from 2 to about 10; and each of A and A1 is a C1-C4 alkoxyl, a C1-C4 fluoroalkyl or a C1-C4 fluoroalkoxyl. The methods further comprise detecting the distribution of the radioisotope in the tissue sample, whereby a cell having a high density of the radioisotope compared to quiescent cells is diagnostic for a cancer cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Robert Mach, Michael J. Welch, Douglas J. Rowland, Zhude Tu
  • Publication number: 20100021381
    Abstract: Tracers comprising an oligopeptide comprising a fragment of a natriuretic peptide, wherein the fragment comprises the sequence Arg-Ile-Asp-Arg-Ile (SEQ ID NO.: 1), and a signaling moiety, are disclosed. Further disclosed are methods of imaging atherosclerotic plaque by PET scanning or MRI using a tracer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Washington University
    Inventors: Pamela K. Woodard, Michael J. Welch, Geoffrey E. Woodard, Rafaella Rossin
  • Patent number: 7612206
    Abstract: Novel benzamide compounds of Formula (I), Formula (II), and Formula (III), salts, water soluble salts, analogs and radiolabeled counterparts thereof as sigma-2 receptor radiotracers for imaging the proliferative status of solid tumors. A method for diagnosing a mammal for the presence of a mammalian tumor therein comprises administering to the mammal a diagnostic imaging detectable effective amount of a benzamide compound having a structure illustrated in Formula (I), Formula (II) and Formula (III) and detecting binding of the compound to a tumor in the mammal. A method for diagnostic imaging of a mammalian tissue having cell surface sigma-2 receptors comprising administering to a mammal a diagnostic imaging amount of a compound having a structure illustrated in Formula (I) Formula (II) and Formula (III) and detecting an image of a tissue having an ample cells with sigma-2 receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Robert Mach, Michael J. Welch, Douglas J. Rowland, Zhude Tu