Patents by Inventor Paul Allen

Paul Allen 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: 20190218826
    Abstract: An interchangeable electro-mechanical lock core for use with a lock device having a locked state and an unlocked state is disclosed. The interchangeable electromechanical lock core may include a moveable plug having a first position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the locked state and a second position relative to a lock core body which corresponds to the lock device being in the unlocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brendon Allen, Street Anthony Barnett, III, Matthew J. Velderman, Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Ryan H. Quin, Gary Hill, Paul Becke, Christopher W. Lemieux, Anthony Romano, Matthew Stanton
  • Publication number: 20190217993
    Abstract: A yogurt-based food product is packaged in a container, including a bottom wall and a sidewall, by depositing a mix-in in a center of the bottom wall and then driving the mix-in from the center of the bottom wall to the sidewall with a blast of gas. Afterwards, a dairy or plant-based product is deposited in the container. The mix-in is in contact with the bottom wall and the sidewall, and a height of the mix-in is greater at the sidewall than at a center point of the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Rob G. Clements, Paul Allen Grube, William R. Lloyd, III, John Thomas Lund, David L. Persells, Terry W. Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20190222497
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for electronically conditioning transmission of communications based on results of a connection assessment. An electronic file is executed at an electronic device, which causes a first query and a second query to be presented. A first query response and a second query response are identified. The first query response is stored in a locked configuration that inhibits the ability to modify the first query response to the first query. The second query response is stored but is not stored in the locked configuration. Query response data is generated that includes an identifier of the second query, an identifier of the second query response and an identifier of the electronic device. A connection variable is determined by assessing one or more network connections available to the electronic device. When a transmission condition is satisfied, the query response data is transmitted to another device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Brendan Kealey, Paul Arens, Adam Krapfl, Paul Grudnitski, Robbie Allen Nielsen, James Setaro, Jason Sobanski
  • Patent number: 10356334
    Abstract: An imaging device may include a first illumination port to output first light having a first illumination distribution at a target to illuminate the target, a second illumination port to output second light having a second illumination distribution at the target to illuminate the target, the second illumination distribution being substantially similar to the first illumination distribution at the target, the second illumination port being spaced apart from the first illumination port, the first and second illumination distributions being simultaneously provided to the target and overlapping at the target. The illumination from the first and second ports may be matched to a same aspect ratio and field of view coverage as the imaging field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick Allen Moore, Anton Walter Lamprecht, Lesley Myron Otsig, Paul Roald Westwick, Muhammad Nasir al-Din bin Zulkafly, Gavin Michael Murray, Adam John Tynan, James Elliott Cameron, Gregory Vincent Browne, Isabelle Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10353060
    Abstract: A system for isolating signals from individual vehicles. An array of sensors generates a plurality of time records. The time records are transformed into spectrogram structures, and for each time-frequency point in the spectrogram structures, a bearing is calculated, to form a movement structure. A Hough transform is used to fit a movement model to the movement structure, to form a Hough transform structure. Peaks in the Hough transform structure correspond to vehicles and their position in the Hough transform structure correspond to motion parameters, such as the velocity of the vehicle, and the time of closest approach of the vehicle to the array of acoustic sensors. A model of the motion of a vehicle is then used to associate, with the vehicle, points (e.g., structure elements in the spectrogram structures) from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Kofford, Matthew Paul Allen, Michael Bruce Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 10354051
    Abstract: A computer assisted patient navigational communication system for receiving electronic and oral communications from a patient, scanning data to determine the medical needs of the patient, and displaying relevant information to appropriate medical personnel who can immediately advise the patient of the most appropriate source of medical assistance relating to the patient's identified symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Forge Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Christopher K. Allen, Jason Paul Derouen
  • Patent number: 10355824
    Abstract: An apparatus for smart integrated cyclic data transport is provided. The apparatus may preserve the consistency and integrity of a file during the transfer of the file from a source system to a target system. The apparatus includes an orchestration subsystem. The orchestration subsystem includes an analyzer/generator module. The analyzer/generator module executes an algorithm on the file at the source location. An output is generated from the executed algorithm. The apparatus includes a consistency module. The consistency module pre-checks the output at the source location for pretransfer validation and creates a copy of the output. The copy may preserve the consistency and the integrity of the file. The apparatus includes a data transfer subsystem which transfers the file and the output from the source system to the target system. The apparatus may also include a validation subsystem for validating the integrity and consistency of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Manu Kurian, Sorin Cismas, Jay Varma, Paul Grayson Roscoe, Balaji Subramanian, Himabindu Keesara, Nathan Allen Eaton, Jr., Vibhuti Damania
  • Patent number: 10346534
    Abstract: Methods for calculating nutrient content information. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: receiving a recipe having a list of ingredients and quantities, for each of the ingredients a corresponding record is found within a database of known records, the records are associated to quantities and nutritional values. The units of measurement of the recipe ingredients and the identified record are compared. When the units are the same, no conversion is performed. When the units are different, the units of the known record are converted using a conversion factor derived from a relationship between the differing units of measurement. In one variant, the conversion factor may be identified from a table of conversion factors relating various units of measurement to one another. Finally, the converted or the known nutritional values are multiplied by a ratio of the quantity of the ingredient in the recipe to the quantity of the known record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Radcliffe, Karlo Berket, Chul Lee, Jiang Xu, Bryan Levine, Karthik Subramaniam, Mark Allen
  • Publication number: 20190204628
    Abstract: An electro-optic modulator (EOM) includes a first electro-optic (EO) material configured to receive light. The first EO material has an optic axis that is not parallel to the optical axis of the EOM. The optic axis indicates the direction through the first EO material along which a ray of light passing through the first EO material experiences no birefringence. The EOM also includes a polarization rotator that receives light output from the first EO material. The rotated light passes through a second EO material. The second EO material is positioned in the EOM such that its optic axis is not parallel to the optical axis of the EOM. The second EO material compensates for the birefringence and/or higher-order optical effects of the first material, thus reducing optical transmission errors of the EOM. The EOM may provide a wider field of view for imaging systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Paul S. Banks, Bodo Schmidt, Charles Stewart Tuvey, Christopher Allen Ebbers
  • Publication number: 20190202361
    Abstract: A rear display system includes a display device disposed in a housing to generate an image on a projection surface. A mirror element is disposed proximate the display device and a lens is disposed proximate the mirror element. A tilt mechanism for adjustably positioning the mirror element relative to the display device between a first position and at least one second position includes a mounting assembly having at least one arm receiving and engaging one or more portions of the mirror element, a biasing element positioned between the mirror element and the mounting assembly and an adjustment apparatus having an indexing device configured to adjustably position the mirror element between the first position and the at least one second position relative to the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Brian John Hayden, Douglas Allen Pfau
  • Patent number: 10330016
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a system for a gas turbine engine includes a reduction gear train operable to drive rotation of a starter gear train that interfaces to an accessory gearbox of the gas turbine engine. The reduction gear train includes a starter interface gear that engages the starter gear train, a core-turning clutch operably connected to the starter interface gear, and a plurality of stacked planetary gear systems operably connected to the core-turning clutch and a core-turning input. The system also includes a mounting pad including an interface to couple a core-turning motor to the core-turning input of the reduction gear train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Harder, Matthew Allen Slayter, Brian McMasters, James Vandung Nguyen, Dwayne Leon Wilson, Paul F. Fox, Richard Alan Davis, Richard R. Hergert, Jeffrey Todd Roberts, Jeff A. Brown, Daniel Richard Walker
  • Publication number: 20190184869
    Abstract: A vehicle trim assembly comprises a foam bun, an electrically insulative top finish layer above the foam bun, a thermal gradient assembly under the finish trim layer, and a thermal enhancement layer between the thermal gradient assembly and the finish trim layer. The thermal gradient assembly is adapted to generate a thermal gradient when receiving an electric current and has an electrically conductive top layer, an electrically conductive bottom layer, and a semiconductor layer having first and second semiconductor regions between the top and bottom layers. The thermal enhancement layer has a thermal conductivity adapted to direct thermal energy transfer between the thermal gradient assembly and the finish trim layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ashford Allen Galbreath, Arjun Yetukuri, Paul Olivier, Colin Andrew Paton-Phillips, David Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10321842
    Abstract: A system and method may be provided for associating bio-signal data (e.g. EEG brain scan data) from at least one user with at least one music data item (e.g. song, or piece of music). By associating bio-signal data, or emotions determined therefrom, with music, the system may establish a data store of music associated with emotions. That database may then be leveraged upon determining that a user is feeling a particular emotion through an EEG scan. When a particular emotion is detected in EEG data of a user, the system may then respond based at least partly on the same or similar emotion being associated with one or more music data items in the system. For example, the system may recommend a particular song associated with the same emotion presently being experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERAXON INC.
    Inventors: Ariel Stephanie Garten, Christopher Allen Aimone, Trevor Coleman, Kapil Jay Mishra Vidyarthi, Locillo (Lou) Giuseppe Pino, Michael Apollo Chabior, Paul Harrison Baranowski, Raul Rajiv Rupsingh, Madeline Ashby, Paul V. Tadich, Graeme Daniel Moffat, Javier Arturo Moreno Camargo
  • Patent number: 10325436
    Abstract: Existing currency validation (CVAL) devices, systems, and methods are too slow, costly, intrusive, and/or bulky to be routinely used in common transaction locations (e.g., at checkout, at an automatic teller machine, etc.). Presented herein are devices, systems, and methods to facilitate optical validation of documents, merchandise, or currency at common transaction locations and to do so in an obtrusive and convenient way. More specifically, the present invention embraces a validation device that may be used alone or integrated within a larger system (e.g., point of sale system, kiosk, etc.). The present invention also embraces methods for currency validation using the validation device, as well as methods for improving the quality and consistency of data captured by the validation device for validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Gennady Germaine, Christopher Allen, David Ryder, Paul Poloniewicz, Kevin Saber, Sean Philip Kearney, Edward Hatton, Edward C. Bremer, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Robert Pierce, William Ross Rapoport, James Vincent Guiheen, Chirag Patel, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Gregory Rueblinger
  • Publication number: 20190177658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. The combination of a surfactant system and coupling agents can be used as a replacement for traditional rheology modifiers and foaming agents which are under regulatory pressure while providing concentrated liquid cleaning compositions with a viscosity of 400 cps or less. In another aspect the invention relates to novel cleaning compositions such as pot and pan soaking compositions, dishwashing compositions, food and beverage foaming cleaners, vehicle cleaning and the like suitable for use in hard water, which can be solid or liquid. The invention further relates to methods of making these compositions, and to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, David Arnold Halsrud, Emily Elizabeth Flohr, Paul J. Prew, Daniel N. Tallman, Amanda Ruth Blattner, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 10306994
    Abstract: The invention provides an adjustable bed comprising a frame (20) and at least one adjustable body support section including at least an adjustable backrest support section (12) pivotally mounted for angular adjustment with respect to the frame. The frame comprises at least two hinged sections (20a, 20b) including a head end sub-assembly configured as an upper body supporting section on which the backrest support section is mounted, and a separate toe end sub-assembly configured as a lower body supporting section hinged with respect to the upper body supporting section. Actuator means (40) is disposed within at least the upper body section for angular adjustment of the adjustable body support section. The head end sub-assembly and the toe end sub-assembly are capable of being folded together to reduce the length dimension of the bed for transportation and/or storage purposes and subsequently unfolded to provide a full length adjustable bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Allen Barr, Paul Daniel Brown
  • Patent number: 10304414
    Abstract: Methods of integrity checking digitally displayed data in a display system having a display comprising a pixel array and a display system having a CPU configured to output data, a display screen comprising a pixel array with viewable and non-viewable areas, a GPU configured to receive the outputted data from the CPU and graphically render the information on the viewable area of the display screen, and a GIM engine configured to determine the integrity of drawn graphical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: Roger Anthony Bargh, Timothy John Roberts, Michael Paul Jenkins, William James Davidson, Michael John Allen, Damian Francis Minihan, Timothy George Riley, Steven Anthony Martin, Gary Quelcuti, Mark Andrew Paul Edwards
  • Patent number: 10304140
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a protective policy binder. The method includes receiving, by the one or more processors, an instruction to assemble a policy binder. The method includes receiving information indicative of a policy application, wherein the policy application corresponds to a customer and the policy binder. The method includes receiving information indicative of policy modifications, wherein the policy modifications correspond to the policy application. The method includes based, at least in part, on the received instruction and the information indicative of the policy application, determining an order for combining the policy application and the policy modifications. The method includes combining, by the one or more processors, the information indicative of the policy application and the information indicative of the policy modifications according to the determined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Dean Moret, Dawn Lynette Meiss, Paul William Vogel, Craig Allen Becker
  • Publication number: 20190158471
    Abstract: Dynamic key cryptography validates mobile device users to cloud services by uniquely identifying the user's electronic device using a very wide range of hardware, firmware, and software minutiae, user secrets, and user biometric values found in or collected by the device. Processes for uniquely identifying and validating the device include: selecting a subset of minutia from a plurality of minutia types; computing a challenge from which the user device can form a response based on the selected combination of minutia; computing a set of pre-processed responses that covers a range of all actual responses possible to be received from the device if the combination of the particular device with the device's collected actual values of minutia is valid; receiving an actual response to the challenge from the device; determining whether the actual response matches any of the pre-processed responses; and providing validation, enabling authentication, data protection, and digital signatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Timothy Miller, George Allen Tuvell
  • Patent number: 10297465
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for selectively etching molybdenum or titanium relative to a oxide semiconductor film, including providing a substrate comprising a layer of oxide semiconductor and a layer comprising molybdenum or titanium on the layer of oxide semiconductor; preparing the substrate by applying a photoresist layer over the layer comprising molybdenum or titanium, and then patterning and developing the photoresist layer to form an exposed portion of the layer comprising molybdenum or titanium; providing a composition comprising ammonia or ammonium hydroxide, a quaternary ammonium hydroxide and a peroxide; and applying the composition to the exposed portion for a time sufficient to etch and remove the exposed portion of the layer comprising molybdenum or titanium, wherein the etching selectively removes the molybdenum or titanium relative to the oxide semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SACHEM, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Vermeulen, Craig Allen