Patents by Inventor Paul D. Thompson

Paul D. Thompson 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: 11138568
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are devices, systems, and methods for resource retrieval. A method may include determining that a calendar event is scheduled to occur in a specified period of time, responsive to the determination, extracting content of a calendar event on a calendar of the messaging interface, generating a list of resources accessible by the user and related to the extracted content of the calendar event, ranking the resources by a comparison of the extracted content of the calendar event and the content of resources of the list of resources, and causing respective summaries of a specified number of the respective resources with higher respective ranks to be output on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul N. Bennett, Adam Fourney, Anne Loomis Thompson, Adam D Troy, Qian Zhao, Ragavenderan Venkatesan, Sandeep S. Sahasrabudhe, Ramakrishna B Bairi
  • Patent number: 9675042
    Abstract: A system comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores information about a milking stall where a dairy livestock is located at a first time, and a coordinate location of the dairy livestock at a second time. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory and determines if the coordinate location of the dairy livestock at the second time is different than the milking stall where the dairy livestock is located at the first time. If the coordinate location where the dairy livestock is located at the second time is not the milking stall, the processor generates an error flag associated with the dairy livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson, Gary C. Steingraber
  • Patent number: 9603342
    Abstract: A method for health monitoring comprises electronically receiving location information for a dairy livestock that is generated by a plurality of identification devices positioned in a pen that operate in conjunction with a tag worn by the dairy livestock. The method stores the location information associated with the dairy livestock, the location information comprising a location of the dairy livestock within the pen at each of a plurality of times during a first time period. The method determines, based on at least a portion of the stored location information, a turn index parameter indicating a number of times the particular dairy livestock reverses direction during the first time period. The method determines whether the particular dairy livestock is likely to be in estrus based at least in part upon whether the determined turn index parameter is in excess of a baseline turn index parameter by more than a predefined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9603691
    Abstract: A method for estrus detection includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. This information includes coordinate locations of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period including a first time and a second time. The coordinate locations comprise at least a first (X, Y, Z) location of the dairy livestock at the first time and a second (X, Y, Z) location of the dairy livestock at the second time. The method further includes determining, based on at least the first and second (X, Y, Z) locations, a turn index parameter indicating a number of times the dairy livestock reverses directions during the time period. The method further includes determining whether the dairy livestock is likely to be in estrus based at least in part upon whether the determined turn index parameter is in excess of a baseline turn index parameter by more than a first predefined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20160330932
    Abstract: A system comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores information about a milking stall where a dairy livestock is located at a first time, and a coordinate location of the dairy livestock at a second time. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory and determines if the coordinate location of the dairy livestock at the second time is different than the milking stall where the dairy livestock is located at the first time. If the coordinate location where the dairy livestock is located at the second time is not the milking stall, the processor generates an error flag associated with the dairy livestock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson, Gary C. Steingraber
  • Patent number: 9439389
    Abstract: A system comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores information about a milking stall where a dairy livestock is located at a first time, and a coordinate location of the dairy livestock at a second time. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory and determines if the coordinate location of the dairy livestock at the second time is different than the milking stall where the dairy livestock is located at the first time. If the coordinate location where the dairy livestock is located at the second time is not the milking stall, the processor generates an error flag associated with the dairy livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D Thompson, Gary C. Steingraber
  • Publication number: 20150202033
    Abstract: A method for estrus detection includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. This information includes coordinate locations of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period including a first time and a second time. The coordinate locations comprise at least a first (X, Y, Z) location of the dairy livestock at the first time and a second (X, Y, Z) location of the dairy livestock at the second time. The method further includes determining, based on at least the first and second (X, Y, Z) locations, a turn index parameter indicating a number of times the dairy livestock reverses directions during the time period. The method further includes determining whether the dairy livestock is likely to be in estrus based at least in part upon whether the determined turn index parameter is in excess of a baseline turn index parameter by more than a first predefined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9044297
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method for estrus detection includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. The stored location information includes a coordinate location of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period. The method further includes determining, based on at least a portion of the stored location information, one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock. The method further includes determining, based on one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock, whether the dairy livestock is likely to be in estrus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150107519
    Abstract: A system comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores information about a milking stall where a dairy livestock is located at a first time, and a coordinate location of the dairy livestock at a second time. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory and determines if the coordinate location of the dairy livestock at the second time is different than the milking stall where the dairy livestock is located at the first time. If the coordinate location where the dairy livestock is located at the second time is not the milking stall, the processor generates an error flag associated with the dairy livestock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson, Gary C. Steingraber
  • Publication number: 20150109130
    Abstract: A method for health monitoring comprises electronically receiving location information for a dairy livestock that is generated by a plurality of identification devices positioned in a pen that operate in conjunction with a tag worn by the dairy livestock. The method stores the location information associated with the dairy livestock, the location information comprising a location of the dairy livestock within the pen at each of a plurality of times during a first time period. The method determines, based on at least a portion of the stored location information, a turn index parameter indicating a number of times the particular dairy livestock reverses direction during the first time period. The method determines whether the particular dairy livestock is likely to be in estrus based at least in part upon whether the determined turn index parameter is in excess of a baseline turn index parameter by more than a predefined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8950357
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method for milking stall assignment includes storing first location information associated with a dairy livestock, the first location information comprising a coordinate location of the dairy livestock within a milking parlor at a first time. The method further includes comparing the stored first location information associated with the dairy livestock with an area associated with each of a plurality of milking stalls of the milking parlor to identify a milking stall in which the dairy cow is located at the first time and assigning the dairy livestock to the milking stall in which the dairy cow is located at the first time such that data associated with milking of the dairy livestock may be associated with the dairy cow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson, Gary C. Steingraber
  • Patent number: 8949034
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. The stored location information includes a location of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period. The method further includes determining, based on at least a portion of the stored location information, one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock. The method further includes determining, based on the one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock, whether the dairy livestock is likely unhealthy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130237438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of genetic variants of associated marker genes to predict an individual's susceptibility to muscular injury and muscular side effects in response to statin therapy. The present invention further relates to analytical assays and computational methods using the novel marker gene set. The present invention has utility for personalized medical treatment, drug safety, statin compliance, and prophylaxis of muscle side effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: GENOMAS, INC.
    Inventors: Gualberto Ruano, Alan Wu, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120238912
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method for estrus detection includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. The stored location information includes a coordinate location of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period. The method further includes determining, based on at least a portion of the stored location information, one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock. The method further includes determining, based on one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock, whether the dairy livestock is likely to be in estrus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120239303
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method includes storing location information associated with a dairy livestock. The stored location information includes a location of the dairy livestock within a free stall pen at each of a plurality of times during a time period. The method further includes determining, based on at least a portion of the stored location information, one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock. The method further includes determining, based on the one or more movement parameters associated with the dairy livestock, whether the dairy livestock is likely unhealthy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120234245
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method for milking stall assignment includes storing first location information associated with a dairy livestock, the first location information comprising a coordinate location of the dairy livestock within a milking parlor at a first time. The method further includes comparing the stored first location information associated with the dairy livestock with an area associated with each of a plurality of milking stalls of the milking parlor to identify a milking stall in which the dairy cow is located at the first time and assigning the dairy livestock to the milking stall in which the dairy cow is located at the first time such that data associated with milking of the dairy livestock may be associated with the dairy cow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Technologies Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Parimal G. Rajkondawar, Roger K. Erdman, David A. Johnson, William S. Nelson, Paul D. Thompson, Gary C. Steingraber
  • Publication number: 20090233299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of genetic variants of associated marker genes to predict an individual's susceptibility to muscular injury and muscular side effects in response to statin therapy. The present invention further relates to analytical assays and computational methods using the novel marker gene set. The present invention has utility for personalized medical treatment, drug safety, statin compliance, and prophylaxis of muscle side effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: GENOMAS, INC.
    Inventors: Gualberto Ruano, Alan Wu, Paul D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20080070247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of genetic variants of associated marker genes to predict an individual's response to exercise. The present invention further relates to analytical assays and computational methods using the novel marker gene set. The present invention has utility for developing personalized fitness regimens to optimize physiological response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Gualberto RUANO, Andreas WINDEMUTH, Paul D. THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 7021239
    Abstract: A milking claw for a dairy animal has a top having a front pair of first and second inlets laterally spaced on opposite sides of a longitudinal axis and receiving milk from the front pair of teats and directing such milk rearwardly into the claw on laterally opposite sides of the longitudinal axis, and a rear pair of third and fourth inlets laterally spaced on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis and receiving milk from the rear pair of teats and directing such milk forwardly into the claw on laterally opposite sides of the longitudinal axis, along nonintersecting flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Bou-Matic Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Gary C. Steingraber, Paul D. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6981468
    Abstract: A milking claw for a dairy animal has a bottom having an outlet tubular member having a flow passage of a first vertical height, and a nozzle having an opening passing milk therethrough from the claw bottom to the flow passage. The nozzle opening has a second vertical height less than the first vertical height, such that milk level in the claw bottom need only rise to the level of the second lower vertical height of the nozzle opening rather than to the level of the first higher vertical height of the flow passage of the outlet tubular member, to provide a pressure differential between the vacuum in the outlet and the vacuum in the claw, whereby to draw milk from the claw in smaller more frequent slugs as compared to higher volume less frequent slugs while otherwise waiting for milk level in the claw bottom to rise to the level of the first vertical height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Bou-Matic Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Gary C. Steingraber, Paul D. Thompson