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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 9197525
    Abstract: A method for displaying information on a display screen of a user computer comprises sending a computer readable document from a server computer to the user computer for display on the display screen. The computer readable document includes links that are viewable on the display screen and are selectable to cause subsequent documents to be rendered on the display screen. The computer readable document further includes viewable information regarding selection of the links over a certain time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ANCESTRY.COM OPERATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Paul Allen, James Ivie, Greg Parkinson, Daren Thayne, Michael Wolfgramm
  • Patent number: 9174349
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver includes a handle assembly having a housing, a motor disposed in the housing, a drive shaft operatively connected to the motor and extending through the housing, and a socket for securing a shaver head thereto. The shaver head assembly includes a coupling for detachable coupling to the socket. The coupling is configured to allow the shaver head to be detachably coupled to the handle assembly in at least two different orientations of the shaver head relative to the handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Allen Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9163005
    Abstract: Salts of 4-methyl-N-[3-(4-methyl-imidazol-1-yl)-5-trifluoromethyl-phenyl]-3-(4-pyridin-3-yl-pyrimidin-2-ylamino)-benzamide are prepared by various processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Paul W Manley, Wen-Chung Shieh, Paul Allen Sutton, Piotr H Karpinski, Raeann Wu, Stéphanie Monnier, Jörg Brozio
  • Patent number: 9148403
    Abstract: In frame switched communication networks, information is forwarded from a source to a destination based on a destination address. In IEEE 802 networks these addresses are called Media Access Control (MAC) addresses. MAC addresses identify the source and destination station of each frame, however typically don't contain any subfields which identify the physical or logical location (or subnetwork) of the station. Such an address can be called a flat address. The entities of networks using IEEE 802 MAC addresses don't have methods for aggregating MAC addresses or for forwarding frames based on aggregates rather than station MAC addresses. The use of station MAC addresses for frame forwarding limits the scaling, lowers the efficiency, reduces the security and raises the cost of these networks. The method described here solves the MAC address aggregation problem by using a summary MAC address to represent an aggregate of summarized MAC addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Allen Bottorff
  • Publication number: 20150236955
    Abstract: One example includes a network device. The network device includes a queue to receive frames from a source, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions causing the processor, after execution of the instructions by the processor, to deposit tokens into a first token bucket at a first rate, determine whether a frame length of a frame received by the queue is less than the tokens in the first token bucket, remove tokens from the first token bucket in response to the frame length being less than the tokens in the first token bucket, and generate a congestion notification message in response to the frame length not being less than the tokens in the first token bucket. Each token represents a unit of bytes of a predetermined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Allen Bottorff, Mark Allen Gravel, Charles L. Hudson, Stephen G. Low, Frederick Grant Kuhns
  • Publication number: 20150229575
    Abstract: One example provides a network device including a queue to receive frames from a source, a processor, and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions causing the processor, after execution of the instructions by the processor, to determine whether a flow control threshold of the queue has been exceeded, and in response to determining that the flow control threshold of the queue has been exceeded, generate a message to be sent to the source of the frame that exceeded the flow control threshold. The message includes a pause duration for which the source is to stop transmitting frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Allen Bottorff, Charles L Hudson, Michael Schlansker, Stephen G Low
  • Publication number: 20150195209
    Abstract: One example provides a network device including a queue to receive in profile frames and out of profile frames, a processor, and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions causing the processor, after execution of the instructions by the processor, to determine whether a predetermined operating point of the queue has been exceeded, and in response to determining that the predetermined operating point of the queue has been exceeded, forward the in profile frames, sample the out of profile frames, and generate a congestion notification message for each sampled out of profile frame to be sent to a source of the out of profile frames to reduce the transmission rate of frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Allen Bottorff, Mark Allen Gravel, Charles L. Hudson, Stephen G. Low, Frederick Grant Kuhns
  • Patent number: 9061370
    Abstract: A probe for friction stir welding MMCs, ferrous alloys, non-ferrous alloys, and superalloys, as well as non-ferrous alloys, the probe including a shank, a shoulder, and a pin disposed through the shoulder and into the shank, wherein the pin and the shoulder at least include a coating comprised of a superabrasive material, the pin and shoulder being designed to reduce stress risers, disposing a collar around a portion of the shoulder and the shank to thereby prevent movement of the shoulder relative to the shank, and incorporating thermal management by providing a thermal flow barrier between the shoulder and the shank, and between the collar and the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, MEGASTIR TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Tracy W. Nelson, Carl D. Sorenson, Scott M. Packer, Paul Allen Felter
  • Publication number: 20150133010
    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: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Donahue, Daniel Boyd Cichlar, JR., Paul Allen Robinson
  • Patent number: 8984415
    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 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150057322
    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 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li Feng, Sven Erik Godtfredsen, Paul Allen Sutton, Mahavir Prashad, Michael J. Girgis, Bin Hu, Yugang Liu, Thomas J. Blacklock, Piotr Henryk Karpinski
  • Patent number: 8948180
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to route packets in a data center network. Individual packets are encapsulated at an edge of the data center network, so that each encapsulated packet includes a set of header fields, such as a tenant identifier. For each encapsulated packet, a hash class is determined from the set of header fields. A routing virtual local area network (VLAN) is selected for the packet based on the tenant identifier and the hash class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Schlansker, Jean Tourrilhes, Jose Renato G. Santos, Stephen G. Low, Paul Allen Bottorff