Patents by Inventor Michael Watson

Michael Watson 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: 11960832
    Abstract: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other computer-implemented methods are used to identify various semantically important chunks in documents, automatically label them with appropriate datatypes and semantic roles, and use this enhanced information to assist authors and to support downstream processes. Chunk locations, datatypes, and semantic roles can often be automatically determined from what is here called “context”, to wit, the combination of their formatting, structure, and content; those of adjacent or nearby content; overall patterns of occurrence in a document, and similarities of all these things across documents (mainly but not exclusively among documents in the same document set).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Docugami, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Begun, Steven DeRose, Taqi Jaffri, Luis Marti Orosa, Michael B. Palmer, Jean Paoli, Christina Pavlopoulou, Elena Pricoiu, Swagatika Sarangi, Marcin Sawicki, Manar Shehadeh, Michael Taron, Bhaven Toprani, Zubin Rustom Wadia, David Watson, Eric White, Joshua Yongshin Fan, Kush Gupta, Andrew Minh Hoang, Zhanlin Liu, Jerome George Paliakkara, Zhaofeng Wu, Yue Zhang, Xiaoquan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20240116774
    Abstract: A precursor comprises a tungsten precursor and a carbon-containing material. The precursor comprises less than 0.02% by weight of the carbon-containing material based on a total weight of the precursor. A method for purifying a tungsten precursor may comprise at least one of the following steps: obtaining a source vessel containing a tungsten precursor and a carbon-containing material; separating the tungsten precursor from at least a first portion of the carbon-containing material; recovering a precursor in a collection vessel; or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Loren Press, Benjamin Garrett, Michael Watson, Scott L. Battle, Thomas M. Cameron, Bryan Hendrix
  • Publication number: 20240118391
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, lidar systems, and vehicles that include optical redirectors. An example lidar system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes at least one light-emitter device configured to transmit emission light into an environment. The receiver is configured to detect return light from the environment and includes a plurality of apertures, a plurality of photodetectors, and a plurality of optical redirectors. Each optical redirector is configured to optically couple a respective portion of return light from a respective aperture to at least one photodetector of the plurality of photodetectors. Each optical redirector also has a rotational orientation relative to other optical redirectors such that the redirection paths of optical redirectors that correspond to adjacent apertures are not coplanar with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Blaise Gassend, David Duff, Pierre-Yves Droz, Paul Karplus, Jason Watson, Michael Brickner, Alex Rivas
  • Publication number: 20240076284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I) that are inhibitors of c-ABL. The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising those compounds, and to their use in the treatment or prevention of medical conditions in which inhibition of c-ABL is beneficial. Such medical conditions include neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Rebecca PAUL, Michael John RAWLING, Christine WATSON
  • Patent number: 11914043
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for generating synthetic bathymetry using one or more fractal techniques. In some embodiments, real terrain data generated from sensor-based measurement of terrain associated with but outside a water body are received. This data may include, for example, real terrain data generated from sensor-based measurement (e.g., LiDAR) of at least a portion of an area proximate the water body. One or more fractal dimensions is/are extracted from the real terrain data, and synthetic bathymetry of the water body is generated based on the one or more fractal dimensions using one or more fractal terrain generation techniques. In some embodiments, one or more simulated geological processes is/are applied to the synthetic bathymetry. For example, a simulated sedimentation process and/or a simulated erosion process may be applied to soften the synthetic bathymetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli Michael Dow, Michael E Henderson, Campbell D Watson, Guillaume A. R. Auger
  • Patent number: 11878682
    Abstract: In various examples, systems and methods are disclosed for generating and/or analyzing candidate paths for a multi-body vehicle—e.g., a tractor trailer truck—based on obstacle avoidance considerations and using an uncertainty representation for the vehicle. The uncertainty representation may correspond to a trailer portion of the multi-body vehicle to account for the variations in rotation of the trailer with respect to the tractor. As such, the uncertainty representation may be indicative of a probability that the trailer of the vehicle occupies locations and/or points in world space. This probability—combined with the probability of locations of actors in the environment—may be used to generate candidate paths that satisfy various constraints—e.g., a minimum stochastic distance—between the vehicle and the actor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Seungho Lee, Michael Watson
  • Patent number: 11873253
    Abstract: There is disclosed a piezoelectric ceramic having the composition: a[PbTiO3]-b[SrTiO3]-c[BiFeO3]-d[(KxBi1-x)TiO3]; wherein 0.4<x<0.6; 0.1<a<0.4; 0.01<b?0.2; c?0.05; d?0.01; and a+b+c+d=1 optionally comprising an A- or B-site metal dopant in an amount of up to 2 at. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Xaar Technology Limited
    Inventors: Michael Watson, Angus Condie, Timothy Paul Comyn, Andrew Bell
  • Publication number: 20240002081
    Abstract: A system including a vessel for containing a fill material and a vibration source connected to the vessel. The vibration source can increase a bulk density of the fill material. A fill material ratio can be defined as a particle density of the fill material divided by the bulk density of the fill material after vibration. After the vibration source increases the bulk density of the fill material, the fill material ratio can range from about 0.15 to about 0.75.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin H. Olson, Dalton Vance Locklear, Bryan C. Hendrix, Jacob Thomas, Aniket Joshi, Scott L. Battle, Benjamin Cardozo, Benjamin R. Garrett, Juan Valdez, Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20230364226
    Abstract: The invention relates to RNA constructs, and particularly, although not exclusively, to mRNA constructs and saRNA replicons and to nucleic acids and expression vectors encoding such RNA constructs. The invention extends to the use of such RNA constructs in therapy, for example in treating diseases and/or in vaccine delivery. The invention extends to pharmaceutical compositions comprising such RNA constructs, and methods and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicants: Imperial College Innovations Limited, VaxEquity Ltd
    Inventors: Robin Shattock, Paul McKay, Michael Watson, Elaine Harper
  • Publication number: 20230347648
    Abstract: An actuator component for a droplet ejection head; wherein said actuator component comprises a substrate and one or more strips of piezoelectric material fixedly attached to said substrate; wherein said one or more strips of piezoelectric material comprise one or more layers of piezoelectric material, and an array of fluid chambers defined within said one or more strips of piezoelectric material and extending in an array direction; wherein said actuator component further comprises one or more cover parts; wherein the or each cover part extends in said array direction and is fixedly attached to at least one of a side face of one of said strips of piezoelectric material and/or at least a portion of said substrate; and wherein said one or more cover parts comprise a plurality of openings so as to enable fluid to be supplied to selected ones of said fluid chambers through said openings. Associated methods of manufacturing an actuator component for a droplet ejection head are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Walsh, Alin Ristea, Colin Brook, James Caie, Peter Boltryk, Nicholas Jackson, John Tatum, Michael Watson, Edward Burton, James Arnold, Ryan McCormick, Jonathan Barker
  • Publication number: 20230298909
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling precursor delivery. The systems and methods may comprise a precursor delivery vessel in fluid communication with a gas flow line. The precursor delivery vessel may comprise at least one tray containing a vaporizable precursor. An amount of thermal energy may be supplied to the at least one tray in an amount sufficient to vaporize the vaporizable precursor. The vaporized precursor may be dispensed from the precursor delivery vessel to the gas flow line. The amount of thermal energy supplied to the at least one tray may be adjusted sufficient to maintain a pressure of the vaporized precursor, in the gas flow line, within a pressure range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Watson, Christopher Calhoun, Cristian Ocampo, Scott L. Battle, Benjamin Cardozo, Benjamin R. Garrett
  • Patent number: 11727482
    Abstract: An on-line savings page for managing a savings account includes a list of items the user is saving for, where each item has a specified priority. A savings rate for each item is determined by the savings account based on the priority and total savings rate. The user is notified of any changes in the savings account, such as price changes, inventory changes, etc., as well as relevant information related to the item, such as sales, offers, recalls, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20230250308
    Abstract: A method of treating a surface of wood products to inhibit the uptake of moisture into the wood by providing an aqueous formulation comprising polyethylene-vinyl acetate in water, 2-99 percent polyethylene-vinyl acetate by weight. The aqueous formulation is applied to the surface of wood products, wherein the wood products remain outdoors or in a damp environment having 60% or greater relative humidity. The aqueous formulation is allowed to dry and form a micro-film on the surface of the wood products. The moisture content in the wood products is maintained at 16 percent or less. A pesticide effect on the surface of the wood products is produced, inhibiting infestation of the wood products by insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Vance Berry, Steve Mills, Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20230165411
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus is disclosed. The dispensing apparatus has application in providing a portable readily accessible supply of hand sanitizer. The dispensing apparatus includes an engagement interface. Upon operating the engagement interface, a fluid such as hand sanitizer is released from an outlet. The dispensing apparatus contains a replaceable cartridge that can be filled with a fluid. The replaceable cartridges have a seal that is pierced by a spur in the dispensing apparatus. The dispensing apparatus also has a clip that is operable to affix the dispensing apparatus to an item of clothing. The clip can be locked in an open position by a detent to stand the dispensing apparatus on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventor: Michael WATSON
  • Patent number: 11655389
    Abstract: This invention provides method of treating a surface of exterior wood outside of buildings to inhibit the uptake of moisture into the wood by spraying on the surface of the wood an aqueous formulation consisting of one or more film forming non-chloride, long-chain polymers. The aqueous formulation forms a clear micro-film. Preferably, the long-chain polymer is polyethylene-vinyl acetate, polyurethane, or a combination thereof, wherein the clear micro-film contains no detectable volatile organic compounds. A clear colorant is added to the aqueous formulation to verify treatment. The clear colored micro-film maintains moisture content in the wood at 16 percent or less, allows for continued visual inspection of the surface of the wood for termite damage, does not rub off, get diluted with water, or become damaged by workers and pets who come into contact with the clear colored microfilm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Vance Berry, Steve Mills, Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20230142966
    Abstract: The invention provides certain molybdenum-containing compounds which are believed to be useful in the vapor deposition of molybdenum-containing films onto the surface of various microelectronic device substrates. In one aspect, the invention provides a process for depositing a molybdenum-containing film onto a microelectronic device substrate, which comprises exposing the substrate, in a reaction zone, to a compound of Formula (I) as described herein, under vapor deposition conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Garrett, Michael Watson, Pei Zhao
  • Publication number: 20230024956
    Abstract: An electric machine having a hybrid insulative-conductive manifold is disclosed. In one aspect, an electric machine includes a manifold that includes an insulative plate and a conductive backplate positioned adjacent to the insulative plate. The insulative plate and the backplate define a first channel and a second channel therebetween. The electric machine also includes a prime winding and a secondary winding electrically isolated from the prime winding. The prime winding and the secondary winding are both in fluid communication with the first channel and the second channel. A terminal conductor extends through the backplate and insulative plate and is electrically coupled with the prime winding. The terminal conductor is electrically isolated from the backplate and provides cooling fluid to the prime winding and the first channel so that cooling fluid flows between the terminal conductor and the prime winding and between the terminal conductor and the first channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Brendan Michael Freely, Pablo Gabriel Piazza Galarza, Fabian Isaza, Paul Robert Gemin, Darek Tomasz Zatorski, John Russell Yagielski, Andrew Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20230013750
    Abstract: A system for collecting tissue samples, such as meat tissues on carcasses, for example in the food industry. Also provided are methods for collecting tissue samples, and to a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program instructions to execute at least one step of the method for collecting tissue samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: David Robert Thomas, Ciaran Meghen, Gregory Alan Peters, Amy Johanna Douglas, Robert Galbraith, Ryan Michael Watson
  • Publication number: 20220378904
    Abstract: Provided herein are vaccine composition comprising a chemically-modified messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) encoding a hMPV fusion (F) glycoprotein and a chemically-modified mRNA encoding a hPIV3 F glycoprotein formulated in a cationic lipid nanoparticle formulation, and related method for inducing an antigen-specific immune response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: ModernaTX, Inc.
    Inventors: Lori Panther, Christine Shaw, Igor Smolenov, Michael Watson, Tal Zaks
  • Publication number: 20220276013
    Abstract: A system capable of autonomous operation is disclosed for cleaning a tube bundle of a heat exchanger core. The system comprises a lance for directing a jet of fluid into spaces between the tubes of the bundle, a carriage for advancing the lance into the bundle, a mount movable relative to the carriage for holding the lance, and a sensor for detecting relative movement between the lance and the carriage, so as to detect when a reaction force acting on the lance upon encountering an obstruction in the tube bundle exceeds a predetermined limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Tube Tech International Limited
    Inventors: Derek Sumsion, Michael Watson, Jon Camp