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: 20190102854
    Abstract: Operations include aggregating, analyzing, and displaying information about prospects for an educational institution. The system may aggregate prospect information by traversing, for example, lower education databases, social networking websites, or testing organization databases. The system may evaluate prospects which are potential applicants to generate recommendations for contact by a recruiter. Alternatively, or additionally, the system may evaluate prospects which have applied for admission to the institution to generate recommendations for acceptance by an admission officer. The system may recommend a prospect based on the prospect's potential for success in the institution. Success may correspond to metrics such as a likelihood of graduating from the educational institution or a likelihood of obtaining employment subsequent to graduating from the institution. Prospects sharing attributes with previously successful students may be selected for recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Egidio Loch Terra, James Thomas McKendree, Vivian Wei Wong, Catherine H. M. Kuo, Paz Centeno, Boonchanh Oupaxay, Gary Paul Allen, Rondy C. Ng, Susan Jane Beidler, David Anthony Madril, Richard Lee Krenek
  • Publication number: 20190102747
    Abstract: An event management system generates and displays an event schedule for an attendee. An initial order of the event schedule is based on (a) events already completed by the attendee, (b) events to be completed by the attendee to meet an event completion target, and (c) a set of ordering rules associated with the set of events to be completed by the attendee. The event management system may include an interface for modifying the event schedule in accordance with the set of ordering rules. The interface may include an initial set of events, in an initial order with respect to a timeline. The event management system may receive user input including a proposed modification to the initial order of the events. The event management system may or may not permit the proposed modification based on the set of ordering rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Egidio Loch Terra, James Thomas McKendree, Catherine H. M. Kuo, Paz Centeno, Boonchanh Oupaxay, Gary Paul Allen, Rondy C. Ng, Vivian Wei Wong, Susan Jane Beidler, David Anthony Madril, Richard Lee Krenek, Noone Savage
  • Publication number: 20190044709
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments prevent tampering of a software date associated with a software application by incorporating the software date into a key exchange with a security domain. If the software date is tampered with, then the key exchange results in the wrong key exchange key. Without the correct key exchange key, the software application will fail its check of the license, and the software application will no longer continue to run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Fontana, Paul Allen Cronce
  • Publication number: 20190007321
    Abstract: Some examples herein disclose a load balancer to identify a service function among multiple service functions based on an available capacity. The load balancer modifies a switch address in the packet and distributes the packet to the identified service function based on the modified switch address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Don Fedyk, Paul Allen Bottorff
  • Patent number: 10171890
    Abstract: An enclosure and mounting system that provide ideal RF signal transmission and battery management for AMR systems utilized with a utility meter in a utility meter pit environment are disclosed. The AMR device includes processing electronics that receive consumption data from a pit-mounted utility meter, an antenna to wirelessly transmit signals from the AMR device, and an enclosure that houses the processing electronics and the antenna to provide protection thereto. The enclosure is configured to support different battery sizes and provide battery wire/connector management. The enclosure also defines a dome-shaped antenna compartment therein to house the antenna, the antenna compartment protruding out from a remainder of the enclosure so as to provide for positioning of the antenna at a location extended out therefrom. A companion adaptor utilized with the AMR device is mountable to a cover of the utility meter pit and increases a height of the antenna relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Paul Allen Howard, Michael Douglas Manning, Jianming Yuan
  • Publication number: 20180361602
    Abstract: A grooming appliance generally includes a handle and a grooming head attached to the handle. The grooming head generates heat during operation of the appliance. The grooming appliance further includes a cooling system disposed at least in part within the handle. The cooling system has a thermoelectric cooling device for removing heat from the grooming head during operation of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: David Yet Toy, Paul Allen Schmitt, Timin Ahmad Musallam
  • Publication number: 20180359329
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions. The instructions may cause the processor to intercept a packet from a downstream service function classifier, in which the packet includes metadata that specifies an ordered set of service functions within a service function chain to be implemented on the packet, generate a correlation cookie that associates the packet with the service function chain, and encode the correlation cookie into the packet. The instructions may also cause the processor to store the correlation cookie and the metadata in a cache to correlate the correlation cookie and the metadata and send the packet with the encoded correlation cookie to the service function provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Juliano Cardoso VACARO, Paul Allen BOTTORFF, Donald FEDYK, Sebastien TANDEL, Dorian Conde LANGBECK
  • Publication number: 20180344679
    Abstract: A method for treatment of a cardiovascular or renal condition or disease with a specific combination, linked pro-drug or a compound of an angiotensin receptor antagonist and a NEPi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Lili Feng, Sven Erik Godtfredsen, Paul Allen Sutton, Mahavir Prashad, Michael J. Girgis, Bin Hu, Yugang Liu, Thomas J. Blacklock, Piotr Henryk Karpinski
  • Publication number: 20180334377
    Abstract: A transportable liquid fuel caddy that easily attaches to the outside of any vehicle with a approved hitch receiver. Provisions within the design provide a secure attachment of the fuel caddy to the vehicle that is free of rattle. After attachment to the vehicle, the fuel caddy can be lifted and lowered via hand cranking or pushing “lift/lower” button on electromechanical version. The fuel caddy can be filled at the refueling station without being removed from the vehicle, gas fumes do not enter the vehicle as the fuel caddy remains mounted to the outside of the vehicle during transportation. The lever pump integrated into the fuel caddy is pumped a few times to build up low pressure in the fuel tanks to push the fuel out of the tanks at the time of dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Allen Hart
  • Publication number: 20180326270
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus for marking a location of a golf ball on a golfing surface comprising: a main body portion having a front end attached to a rear end of a forked portion: the forked portion having a central section, a right arm at a right end of the central section and a left arm at a left end of the central section, the central section having a forward facing guide surface configured to restrain the ball from moving over a top of the central section; the right arm having a left facing guide surface configured to restrain the ball from moving over a top of the right arm; and the left arm having a right facing guide surface configured to restrain of the ball from moving over a top of the left arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 10097402
    Abstract: In accordance with examples disclosed herein, a filter table for Media Access Control (MAC) chaining contains mappings between signature addresses, service functions, and management functions, to identify corresponding service function chains. The filter table is to store statistic information about the packet. A controller is to uniquely identify a management function corresponding to the signature address, and modify tables of packet signature addresses usable to modify the packet to cause the packet to be forwarded to the management function. The controller is to update the statistic information about the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Donald Fedyk, Paul Allen Bottorff
  • Patent number: 10067662
    Abstract: Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is stored. At least a portion of the received events is displayed in an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 10042540
    Abstract: Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is stored. At least a portion of the received events is displayed in an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20180200625
    Abstract: A system, machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing reciprocation of game asset gifts from a player is provided. A notification of a game asset of a first player that is available to a plurality of players is sent from a game server to the plurality of players. The notification is sent through a web feed in a game user interface of each player of the plurality of players. A first response requesting the game asset of the first player is received from a second web feed in a second game user interface of a second player in response to the notification. The game asset is provided to a second account of the second player in response to the first response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Shane Hall, Dylan Sproule, Ben Hall, Timothy J.O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Publication number: 20180194024
    Abstract: In an electric handheld hair trimmer and method of operating the same, at least one of a first blade and a second blade of a blade assembly is operatively connected to a motor for driven movement in a working direction. An actuator is movable relative to the housing and operatively connected to at least one of the first blade and the second blade. The actuator is operable independent of the motor to move the at least one of the first blade and the second blade in one of: a) the working direction, b) a direction other than the working direction and to an extent that the first and second blades are rendered inoperable for trimming hair, c) a direction in which the first and second blades are separated from each other, and d) combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel R. Teteak, Seung IL Kim, Timin Ahmad Musallam, Paul Allen Schmitt, David Yet Toy, Alex Rosandick, Cale Yerigan
  • Publication number: 20180156905
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Kofford, Matthew Paul Allen, Michael Bruce Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 9950252
    Abstract: A system, machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing reciprocation of game asset gifts from a player is provided. A notification of a game asset of a first player that is available to a plurality of players is sent from a game server to the plurality of players. The notification is sent through a web feed in a game user interface of each player of the plurality of players. A first response requesting the game asset of the first player is received from a second web feed in a second game user interface of a second player in response to the notification. The game asset is provided to a second account of the second player in response to the first response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Hall, Dylan Sproule, Ben Hall, Timothy J. O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Patent number: 9933150
    Abstract: A hands-free wearable lighting device is a device utilized to provide illumination to the user's surroundings while being worn. At least one multicolor light-emitting diode (LED) is positioned within an LED compartment located on a housing. A control unit, a brightness adjustment switch, and a color adjustment switch allow the user to alter the light of the at least one multicolor LED. A necklace allows the housing to be worn around the user's neck in order to provide hands-free illumination. The user may utilize the device as a handheld light by grasping the device via a finger tab. Additionally, the user may utilize a prop stand to direct the light from the at least one multicolor LED in a desired direction. The device may include a laser diode as well in order to allow the device to emit a laser in addition to regular illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Carrie R. Korenek, Paul Allen Korenek
  • Publication number: 20180055292
    Abstract: A portable soap dispenser apparatus having a container bottle for liquid soap 11 having a lanyard 14 with a slider cord locking device 15, which can be used to suspend the soap bottle from typical shower appurtenances, with means of storing said lanyard for portability while not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Allen Douglas
  • Publication number: 20180054661
    Abstract: An enclosure and mounting system that provide ideal RF signal transmission and battery management for AMR systems utilized with a utility meter in a utility meter pit environment are disclosed. The AMR device includes processing electronics that receive consumption data from a pit-mounted utility meter, an antenna to wirelessly transmit signals from the AMR device, and an enclosure that houses the processing electronics and the antenna to provide protection thereto. The enclosure is configured to support different battery sizes and provide battery wire/connector management. The enclosure also defines a dome-shaped antenna compartment therein to house the antenna, the antenna compartment protruding out from a remainder of the enclosure so as to provide for positioning of the antenna at a location extended out therefrom. A companion adaptor utilized with the AMR device is mountable to a cover of the utility meter pit and increases a height of the antenna relative thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Allen Howard, Michael Douglas Manning, Jianming Yuan