Patents by Inventor Nathan White

Nathan White 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: 11170471
    Abstract: A game-agnostic event detector can be used to automatically identify game events. Game-specific configuration data can be used to specify types of pre-processing to be performed on media for a game session, as well as types of detectors to be used to detect events for the game. Event data for detected events can be written to an event log in a form that is both human- and process-readable. The event data can be used for various purposes, such as to generate highlight videos or provide player performance feedback. The event data may be determined based upon output from detectors such as optical character recognition (OCR) engines, and the regions may be upscaled and binarized before OCR processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Otterness, Jonathan White, Dave Clark, Jim van Welzen
  • Patent number: 11154773
    Abstract: A game-agnostic event detector can be used to automatically identify game events. Game-specific configuration data can be used to specify types of pre-processing to be performed on media for a game session, as well as types of detectors to be used to detect events for the game. Event data for detected events can be written to an event log in a form that is both human- and process-readable. The event data can be used for various purposes, such as to generate highlight videos or provide player performance feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPRATION
    Inventors: Jonathan White, Dave Clark, Nathan Otterness, Travis Muhlestein, Prabindh Sundareson, Jim van Welzen, Jack van Welzen
  • Publication number: 20210326627
    Abstract: In various examples, frames of a video may include a first visual object that may appear relative to a second visual object within a region of the frames. Once a relationship between the first visual object and the region is known, one or more operations may be performed on the relative region. For example, optical character recognition may be performed on the relative region where the relative region is known to contain textual information. As a result, the identification of the first visual object may serve as an anchor for determining the location of the relative region including the second visual object—thereby increasing accuracy and efficiency of the system while reducing run-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: James Van Welzen, Jonathan White, David Clark, Nathan Otterness, Jack Van Welzen, Prakash Yadav
  • Publication number: 20210325412
    Abstract: Cell deposition and staining apparatuses and methods are disclosed herein. In particular, the deposition and staining apparatuses disclosed herein provide low-volume, automated bench top systems for depositing and staining cellular samples on a cytological slide. An example deposition and staining apparatus includes a housing having an access door; a substrate processing holder located within the housing configured to hold one or more substrates and/or one or more substrate cartridges, wherein the substrate processing holder is accessible when the access door is in an open configuration; at least one opening located at least partially above at least a portion of the substrate processing holder; a spray nozzle configured to dispense a gaseous substance into the substrate processing area; a user interface configured receive an input from a user, and in response to receiving the input, cause execution of a pre-programmed protocol; and a waste and/or reagent holder element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Hariharan Subramanian, Michael Verleye, Micah Litow, Justin R. Derbas, Sergey Rozhok, John Hart, Chester Henderson, Rebecca Bartel, Nathan Ray, Anthony White
  • Patent number: 10912676
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10299853
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and a knife blade shaft is operably disposed within the shaft. An end effector is operably disposed at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes a pair of spaced-apart first and second jaw members that are movable from an open configuration to a clamping configuration. An electrode assembly includes first and second electrode housings and a knife blade. The first and second electrode housings are operably coupled to one another and are configured to selectively couple to respective first and second jaw members to electrosurgically treat tissue clamped between the first and second jaw members. The knife blade is configured to selectively couple to the knife blade shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: James S. Cunningham, Allan J. Evans, Peter M. Mueller, Nathan White, David A. Schechter, Stephen Evans
  • Patent number: 10154877
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical instrument is provided. The instrument includes a housing, a handle, an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing and defining a longitudinal axis, an end effector assembly, a drive assembly, a clevis, a first link, and a second link. The end effector assembly is disposed adjacent a distal end of the elongated shaft and includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The first link is pivotably connected to the clevis about a first pivot axis, and is pivotably connected to the first jaw member about a first jaw member pivot. The second link is pivotably connected to the clevis about a second pivot axis, and is pivotably connected to the second jaw member about a second jaw member pivot. The first pivot axis and the second pivot axis are offset from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David A. Schechter, Nathan White, Joshua K. Goetz
  • Publication number: 20180256397
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9907697
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20170119459
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical instrument is provided. The instrument includes a housing, a handle, an elongated shaft extending distally from the housing and defining a longitudinal axis, an end effector assembly, a drive assembly, a clevis, a first link, and a second link. The end effector assembly is disposed adjacent a distal end of the elongated shaft and includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The first link is pivotably connected to the clevis about a first pivot axis, and is pivotably connected to the first jaw member about a first jaw member pivot. The second link is pivotably connected to the clevis about a second pivot axis, and is pivotably connected to the second jaw member about a second jaw member pivot. The first pivot axis and the second pivot axis are offset from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: DAVID A. SCHECHTER, NATHAN WHITE, JOSHUA K. GOETZ
  • Publication number: 20160302853
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and a knife blade shaft is operably disposed within the shaft. An end effector is operably disposed at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes a pair of spaced-apart first and second jaw members that are movable from an open configuration to a clamping configuration. An electrode assembly includes first and second electrode housings and a knife blade. The first and second electrode housings are operably coupled to one another and are configured to selectively couple to respective first and second jaw members to electrosurgically treat tissue clamped between the first and second jaw members. The knife blade is configured to selectively couple to the knife blade shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: JAMES S. CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN J. EVANS, PETER M. MUELLER, NATHAN WHITE, DAVID A. SCHECHTER, STEPHEN EVANS
  • Patent number: 9375256
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps is provided. The electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and a knife blade shaft is operably disposed within the shaft. An end effector is operably disposed at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes a pair of spaced-apart first and second jaw members that are movable from an open configuration to a clamping configuration. An electrode assembly includes first and second electrode housings and a knife blade. The first and second electrode housings are operably coupled to one another and are configured to selectively couple to respective first and second jaw members to electrosurgically treat tissue clamped between the first and second jaw members. The knife blade is configured to selectively couple to the knife blade shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: James S. Cunningham, Allan J. Evans, Peter M. Mueller, Nathan White, David A. Schechter, Stephen Evans
  • Publication number: 20160135992
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9241832
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Transcend Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9155656
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Transcend Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
  • Publication number: 20140323995
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to methods and devices for use in treating eye conditions. In some embodiments, a site-specific therapeutic agent is mixed with a releasing agent with a dual syringe apparatus in order to achieve homogeneity. Once mixed, the site-specific therapeutic agent and releasing agent can be either dispensed directly within an area of the eye or within an implant. The implant can be at least partially filled with the site-specific therapeutic agent and releasing agent either prior to or after implantation into the eye. Some ratios of site-specific therapeutic agents to releasing agents are disclosed which provide various releasing profiles of the site-specific therapeutic agent within the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Luke Clauson, Tsontcho Ianchulev, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Michael Schaller
  • Publication number: 20140232249
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to protective devices that can protect and secure various structures. The structures can be disposed on a horizontally disposed surface or a vertically disposed surface. The protection devices can comprise protective cage and protective gate members. The protection devices can also include securing members to prevent the protective cage and gate members from being opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Nathan White
  • Publication number: 20140221999
    Abstract: An electrosurgical forceps is provided. The electrosurgical forceps includes a housing having a shaft extending distally therefrom. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis therethrough and a knife blade shaft is operably disposed within the shaft. An end effector is operably disposed at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes a pair of spaced-apart first and second jaw members that are movable from an open configuration to a clamping configuration. An electrode assembly includes first and second electrode housings and a knife blade. The first and second electrode housings are operably coupled to one another and are configured to selectively couple to respective first and second jaw members to electrosurgically treat tissue clamped between the first and second jaw members. The knife blade is configured to selectively couple to the knife blade shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: JAMES S. CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN J. EVANS, PETER M. MUELLER, NATHAN WHITE, DAVID A. SCHECHTER, STEPHEN EVANS
  • Publication number: 20140155805
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell
  • Publication number: 20130281908
    Abstract: A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure. In some embodiments, the implant can provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal or supraciliary space while in an implanted state. The delivery system can include a proximal handle component and a distal delivery component. In addition, the proximal handle component can include an actuator to control the release of the implant from the delivery component into the target location in the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: TRANSCEND MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell