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: 20160324821
    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 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Lili Feng, Sven Erik Godtfredsen, Paul Allen Sutton, Mahavir Prashad, Michael J. Girgis, Bin Hu, Yugang Liu, Thomas J. Blacklock, Piotr Henryk Karpinski
  • Patent number: 9439407
    Abstract: A fishing lure for attracting fish species, the fishing lure comprising a body, a first pivot on the body, a second pivot on the body and spaced from the first pivot. A bridge is between the first pivot and the second pivot, the bridge resiliently deformable from a neutral position to a forward position. A pivot arm extends from the first pivot and is operably coupled to the bridge so that deformation of the bridge towards the forward position causes the pivot arm to rotate in a first direction and resilient recovery of the bridge towards the neutral position causes the pivot arm to rotate in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, providing a simulated action of a limb. The body maybe formed to represent a bait species such as a frog, fish, bug, insect, crab, turtle, lizard, fly, cicada, dragonfly, squid, cuttlefish or imaginary creature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Allen Signitzer
  • Patent number: 9426212
    Abstract: A machine may generate and store a correlation among multiple identifiers of the user that enable access to an application through multiple systems. For example, the user may have a first identifier for using a first social network system, and a second identifier for using a second social network system, and the machine may generate and store a correlation between the first identifier and the second identifier. The machine may identify the user based on the first identifier and access a database that stores the correlation. The machine may then access a configuration of the application based on the correlation and configure the application in accordance with the configuration. The machine may generate a visual representation of the configured application, provide the visual representation to a device of a further user, receive an indication of an opinion of the further user on the visual representation, and present the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Sproule, Shane Hall, Ben Hall, Timothy J. O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Patent number: 9418496
    Abstract: The advantageous embodiments provide a method for identifying anomalies on an object. The advantageous embodiments detect a presence of the object in a control area using a sensor system. In response to detecting the presence of the object in the control area, the object is identified using the sensor system. Scan priorities are identified for the object using the sensor system. The object is scanned while the object is within the control area to form scan results. The scan results are analyzed and a determination is made as to whether a number of maintenance anomalies are detected on the object using the scan results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Allen Kesler, Robert Daniel Kalinowski, John Lyle Vian
  • Publication number: 20160199740
    Abstract: Techniques for recommending and establishing connections between users within a gaming social network, designed for connecting users having common gaming interests or characteristics. Embodiments include methods for recommending connections from members of an out-of-game social network, the gaming social network, and gaming activity participants; evaluating user profile information and user characteristics in a gaming social network and gaming activity in a game networking system to determine an appropriate set of connections for a selected user; and presenting graphical user interface content and configurations to enable the suggestion, review, and accepting of recommended connections in the gaming social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Shane Hall, Daniel McCaffrey, Dylan Sproule, Ben Hall, Timothy J.O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Patent number: 9388134
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NOVARTIS, AG
    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: 20160176883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a phosphate salt or a nitrate salt of 4-(R)-6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, especially in crystalline form, and specific forms of these salts, as well as related invention embodiments. The salts and salt forms allow for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of aldosterone synthase and/or aromatase mediated diseases or disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Paul Allen Sutton, Eric M. Loeser
  • Publication number: 20160153913
    Abstract: The advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus for identifying anomalies on an object comprising a sensor system and an analysis process. The sensor system is configured to detect a presence of the object, identify a speed of travel for the object, and determine a scan rate for the object using the speed of travel to generate scan results. The analysis process is configured to analyze the scan results and determine whether a number of maintenance anomalies are detected on the object using the scan results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul Allen Kesler, Robert Daniel Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 9334276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a phosphate salt or a nitrate salt of 4-(R)-6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, especially in crystalline form, and specific forms of these salts, as well as related invention embodiments. The salts and salt forms allow for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of aldosterone synthase and/or aromatase mediated diseases or disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Paul Allen Sutton, Eric Loeser
  • Publication number: 20160127455
    Abstract: A machine may generate and store a correlation among multiple identifiers of the user that enable access to an application through multiple systems. For example, the user may have a first identifier for using a first social network system, and a second identifier for using a second social network system, and the machine may generate and store a correlation between the first identifier and the second identifier. The machine may identify the user based on the first identifier and access a database that stores the correlation. The machine may then access a configuration of the application based on the correlation and configure the application in accordance with the configuration. The machine may generate a visual representation of the configured application, provide the visual representation to a device of a further user, receive an indication of an opinion of the further user on the visual representation, and present the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Dylan Sproule, Shane Hall, Ben Hall, Timothy J.O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Patent number: 9327196
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method are provided for displaying feed-based information in an online game. Player feeds are received in a game networking system. A specification for displaying information from the player feeds in the game networking system is accessed. A first player profile is accessed for a first player in an online game, the first player profile identifying one or more characteristics of the first player. The first-player profile is used with the specification to determine a first display profile for displaying information from the player feeds to the first player. The feed-based information is generated for the first player by using the first display profile to access the player feeds, and the feed-based information is then displayed to the first player through a user interface of the online game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Sproule, Timothy J. O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark, Shane Hall, Ben Hall
  • Patent number: 9305173
    Abstract: An authorization system and associated method for selectively authorizing a host system to use one or more items of protected information associated with the host system. The authorization system includes a portable authorization device that is removably couplable to the host system. The portable authorization device is capable of receiving and storing multiple items of authorization information associated with a plurality of respective items of protected information from one or more information authorities. Preferably, the portable authorization device is capable of communicating with multiple types of information authorities. The portable authorization device selectively authorizes the host system to use the one or more respective items of protected information based upon the respective authorization information stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Pace Anti-Piracy, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Allen Cronce, Joseph M. Fontana
  • Patent number: 9283436
    Abstract: Collapsible, adjustable scuba fin with a cam lock feature. The blades of the fin are set on an enclosed track in the foot plate which allows the blades to be extended to create a fin of variable surface area for different swimming conditions or retracted under the foot plate for walking. The blades can be locked in place by the cam lock which is attached to the foot plate by means of a screw and foot pocket by means of an adjustable pull lanyard. The foot pocket and heel hilt can be adjusted to accommodate feet and footwear of varying size, and style allowing a single fin to fit multiple individuals and requirements. A T-bolt slider set in the foot plate can be rotated or removed to access the space between the blades allowing for the clearing of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Donahue, Daniel Boyd Cichlar, Jr., Paul Allen Robinson
  • Patent number: 9266246
    Abstract: An electric shaver generally includes a handle and a head connected to the handle. The head includes an outer cutter blade and an inner cutter blade arranged in shearing contact with the outer cutter blade. The electric shaver further includes a drive system having a motor and a plurality of drive components drivingly connecting the motor to the inner cutter blade for driving rotation of the inner cutter blade relative to the outer cutter blade. The plurality of drive components includes a first drive component and a second drive component connected to the first drive component. At least one of the first drive component and the second drive component has a liner for cushioning the interface between the first drive component and the second drive component to mitigate noise associated with operation of the shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Allen Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20160034169
    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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 9253018
    Abstract: A machine may generate and store a correlation among multiple identifiers of the user that enable access to an application through multiple systems. For example, the user may have a first identifier for using a first social network system, and a second identifier for using a second social network system, and the machine may generate and store a correlation between the first identifier and the second identifier. The machine may identify the user based on the first identifier and access a database that stores the correlation. The machine may then access a configuration of the application based on the correlation and configure the application in accordance with the configuration. The machine may generate a visual representation of the configured application, provide the visual representation to a device of a further user, receive an indication of an opinion of the further user on the visual representation, and present the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Sproule, Shane Hall, Ben Hall, Timothy J. O. Catlin, Jason Paul Allen, Clayton Rhodes Stark
  • Publication number: 20160018958
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: LINKEDIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150367521
    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: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: David Yet Toy, Paul Allen Schmitt, Timin Ahmad Musallam
  • Patent number: 9213471
    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: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 9201574
    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: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck