Patents by Inventor Peter White

Peter White 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: 20210322713
    Abstract: A breathing assistance apparatus and method of controlling a breathing assistance apparatus is disclosed. Particularly, the breathing assistance apparatus is controlled such that it has a drying cycle to enable drying of the tubing that supplies gases to a user and prevent the harbouring of pathogens within the tube. The drying cycle is preferably operated automatically by internal controllers in the apparatus. However, it may be manually activated by pressing a button on the apparatus. The drying cycle is preferably activated at the end of a user's treatment session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Jon Payton, Kevin Peter O'Donnell, Christopher Simon James Quill, Ian Douglas Makinson, Emily Joy Drake, Craig Karl White, Virginia Louise Owen
  • Patent number: 11151104
    Abstract: A method that enables time as data is described herein. The method includes constructing a tree structure, wherein data of the tree structure is a plurality of time intervals, and layers of the tree below a root node comprise identical sibling nodes for layers above a threshold interval length and parent nodes share identical sibling nodes. The method also includes assigning a node identification to each node of the tree structure, wherein each node of the tree structure corresponds to a time interval, and traversing the tree structure to convert a timestamp to a human readable time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter L. Engrav, Aaron E. Erlandson, Stephen White, Trevor J. Harris, Malia M. Douglas, Rachel Sirkin, Shikha Devesh Desai, Jie Dong, Evan W. Lavender, Christian Harper-Cyr
  • Publication number: 20210309906
    Abstract: A collection of compressible particles. The compressible particles are intended to be used for attenuating pressure build-up within a confined volume such as a trapped annulus in a wellbore. Each of the compressible particles is fabricated to collapse in response to fluid pressure within the confined volume, and comprises carbon. Particularly, each of the particles comprises a plurality of peripheral openings, permitting an ingress of wellbore fluids in response to an increase in pressure within a trapped annulus. The collection of compressible particles together has a reversible volumetric expansion/contraction of ?10% and up to 25% at pressures up to 10,000 psi. A method of attenuating annular pressure buildup within a wellbore using the collection of compressible particles is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Peter A. Gordon, Thomas A. Petersen, Spencer A. White, Elizabeth J. Templeton-Barrett, Christian Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210310335
    Abstract: A method of attenuating annular pressure buildup within a wellbore. The method includes accessing a wellbore, with the wellbore having an annulus disposed between first and second strings of casing. The method also includes placing a column of cement around the second string of casing generally below the first string of casing. The method further includes pumping a fluid mixture into the annulus, forming a fluid column. The fluid mixture comprises a carrier fluid, and a plurality of compressible particles dispersed in the carrier fluid. Each of the compressible particles is fabricated to partially collapse in response to thermal expansion of the fluid mixture. The method also includes placing a wellhead over the wellbore, thereby forming a trapped annulus in the wellbore. The method additionally includes at least partially sealing the annular region along at least one depth above the column of cement to inhibit vertical migration of the compressible particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Spencer A. White, Thomas A. Petersen, Elizabeth L. Templeton-Barrett, Sabine C. Zeilinger, Catalin D. Ivan, Peter A. Gordon, Christian S. Mayer
  • Patent number: 11132839
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing riders of virtual reality rides to enjoy and interact with real world props in a virtual reality environment while at an amusement park ride. The system stores and displays to the rider virtual representations of the tagged items they've brought along for the amusement park ride. Smart merchandise utilizes RFID tags along with a database of virtual characteristics to enable the virtual world representation of real world items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: DREAMCRAFT ATTRACTIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Daryl White, Peter R. Schnabel, Christopher David Glen Robertson, Joanne Parker Robertson
  • Patent number: 11110245
    Abstract: A nasal cannula assembly is disclosed having a face mount part, in use resting against a user's face, which includes at least one nasal prong capable of being fitted into a person's nares. The cannula assembly also includes a manifold part, in fluid communication with the face mount part, having a single horizontal side gases entry. In particular, this cannula assembly is for supplying heated, humidified gases to a patient suffering from COPD. A tie or lanyard is disclosed for use with a breathing assistance apparatus such as a nasal cannula, face or nasal mask or tracheostomy connector. The tie or lanyard transfers the weight of the conduits supplying gases to the breathing assistance apparatus from the breathing assistance apparatus and distributes it onto the neck of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Karl White, Jason Peter Van Beurden, Kevin Peter O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20210272069
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for translating time between calendar systems is described herein. The method includes accessing a first tree structure for a first calendar system, where data corresponding to the first tree structure include time intervals for the first calendar system that are arranged into layers of nodes, and where the layers of nodes are mapped to universal time. The method also includes scheduling a calendar content item corresponding to a time fragment relative to the universal time. The method further includes translating the calendar content item to a first human-readable time fragment for the first calendar system by traversing the first tree structure corresponding to the first calendar system to convert the time fragment to the first human-readable time fragment based on the mapping of the layers of nodes of the first tree structure to the universal time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Malia DOUGLAS, Rachel SIRKIN, Aaron E. ERLANDSON, Stephen WHITE, Peter L. ENGRAV, Erin GREENLY
  • Publication number: 20210261790
    Abstract: A coated system for containing or conveying a hydrogen-containing fluid including a hydrogen susceptible metallic substrate and a coating on the hydrogen susceptible metallic substrate. The hydrogen-containing fluid is in contact with the coating and the coating reduces or eliminates the effect of hydrogen on the hydrogen susceptible metallic substrate. A coating process for coating a hydrogen susceptible metallic substrate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey K. WHITE, Nikolis Austin SNYDER, Nicholas Peter DESKEVICH, Gary A. BARONE, David A. SMITH, Lucas D. PATTERSON, Martin E. HIGGINS
  • Publication number: 20210220299
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stable aqueous hydroxycarbamide solution comprising: hydroxycarbamide; a pH adjuster being sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium carbonate, or a mixture of one or more of these substances; and optionally a preservative being a base of methyl hydroxybenzoate and/or ethyl hydroxybenzoate; wherein: the solution is controlled to have a pH of between 6.1 and 7.1. The solution of the present invention is beneficial as compared to solutions according to the prior art in that it can be safely stored at ambient temperatures for prolonged periods of time without significant degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Khunal Bhavsar, Mike Edge, Claire Hodkinson, Kelly Grant, Hussain Mulla, Peter White
  • Patent number: 10853577
    Abstract: A data processing system analyzes a corpus of conversation data received at an interactive conversation service to train a response recommendation model. The response recommendation model generates response vectors based on custom responses and using the trained model and generates a context vector based on received input at the interactive conversation service. The context vector is compared to the set of response vectors to identify a set of recommended responses, which are recommended to an agent conversing with a user using the interactive conversation service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Alexander, Jayesh Govindarajan, Peter White, Weiping Peng, Colleen Smith, Vishal Shah, Jacob Nathaniel Huffman, Alejandro Gabriel Perez Rodriguez, Edgar Gerardo Velasco, Na Cheng
  • Publication number: 20200176084
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory configured to store a sequence. The sequence includes an estimation of a biological sequence. The sequence includes a set of elements. The apparatus also includes a set of hardware processors. Each hardware processor is configured to implement a segment processing module. The apparatus also includes an assignment module implemented in a hardware processor. The assignment module is configured to receive the sequence from the memory, and assign each element to at least one segment from a set of segments, including, when an element maps to at least a first segment and a second segment, assigning the element to both the first segment and the second segment. The segment processing module is configured to, for each segment from a set of segments specific to that hardware processor, and substantially simultaneous with the remaining hardware processors, remove at least a portion of duplicate elements in that segment to generate a deduplicated segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: James R. FITCH, Benjamin J. KELLY, Peter WHITE
  • Publication number: 20200097809
    Abstract: A system is provided for a machine learning engine using clustered case objects in a case management system. The system includes a multi-layer neural network. The system is configured to receive case object data comprising a case object and contextual objects in the case management system associated with the case object, the contextual objects comprising word vectors, generate a context embedding for the case object using the word vectors for the contextual objects, and cluster the case object with other case objects in the case management system based on the context embedding for the case object and other context embeddings for the other case objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Edgar Gerardo VELASCO, Jayesh GOVINDARAJAN, Zachary ALEXANDER, Na CHENG, Anuprit KALE, Peter WHITE
  • Publication number: 20200097544
    Abstract: A data processing system analyzes a corpus of conversation data received at an interactive conversation service to train a response recommendation model. The response recommendation model generates response vectors based on custom responses and using the trained model and generates a context vector based on received input at the interactive conversation service. The context vector is compared to the set of response vectors to identify a set of recommended responses, which are recommended to an agent conversing with a user using the interactive conversation service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Zachary Alexander, Jayesh Govindarajan, Peter White, Weiping Peng, Colleen Smith, Vishal Shah, Jacob Nathaniel Huffman, Alejandro Gabriel Perez Rodriguez, Edgar Gerardo Velasco, Na Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190197558
    Abstract: Disclosed are database systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products for escalating data content to an associated database object. For instance, a data content item shared in an online forum can be processed to identify a characteristic. It can be determining whether the characteristic satisfies a first elevation condition identified by one or more data objects. Also, it can be determined whether an identified database record associated with a user satisfies a second elevation condition. Further, it can be determined whether a characteristic of the user satisfies a third elevation condition. When the elevation conditions are satisfied, a database record can be generated or updated to identify at least a portion of the data content item and identify an attribute of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Chetanya Chauhan, Michael Quoc Luu, Vinodh Rajagopal, Peter White
  • Patent number: 10220046
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for the treatment of diseases, such as hyperproliferative diseases, employing compounds formulated for pharmaceutical and research use via nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Anna Schwendeman, Mark Cohen, Chitra Subramanian, Rui Kuai, Dan Li, Peter White, James Moon
  • Publication number: 20190048796
    Abstract: A method of assembling a gas turbine engine includes setting a build clearance at assembly in response to a running tip clearance defined with a cooled cooling air. A method of operating a gas turbine engine includes supplying a cooled cooling air to a high pressure turbine in response to an engine rotor speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Walter A. Ledwith, Jr., Scott A. Carr, Christopher J. Hanlon, Peter A. White, Theodore W. Hall, John R. Farris, Andrew S. Miller, Christopher W. Robak, David C. Pimenta, David Richard Griffin
  • Publication number: 20170328231
    Abstract: A method of assembling a gas turbine engine includes setting a build clearance at assembly in response to a running tip clearance defined with a cooled cooling air. A method of operating a gas turbine engine includes supplying a cooled cooling air to a high pressure turbine in response to an engine rotor speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Walter A. Ledwith, JR., Scott A. Carr, Christopher J. Hanlon, Peter A. White, Theodore W. Hall, John R. Farris, Andrew S. Miller, Christopher W. Robak, David C. Pimenta, David Richard Griffin
  • Publication number: 20170316154
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a memory configured to store a sequence that includes an estimation of a biological sequence. The sequence includes a set of elements. The apparatus also includes an assignment module implemented in a hardware processor. The assignment module is configured to receive the sequence from the memory, and assign each element to at least one segment from a set of segments, including, when an element maps to at least a first segment and a second segment, assigning the element set of segments specific to that hardware processor, and substantially simultaneous with the remaining hardware processors, remove at least a portion of duplicate elements in that segment to generate a deduplicated segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: James R. FITCH, Benjamin J. KELLY, Peter WHITE
  • Publication number: 20170220732
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing genetic sequence data involve: (a) obtaining, by a computer system, genetic sequencing data pertaining to a subject; (b) splitting the genetic sequencing data into a plurality of segments; (c) processing the genetic sequencing data such that intra-segment reads, read pairs with both mates mapped to the same data set, are saved to a respective plurality of individual binary alignment map (BAM) files corresponding to that respective segment; (d) processing the genetic sequencing data such that inter-segment reads, read pairs with both mates mapped to different segments, are saved into at least a second BAM file; and (e) processing at least the first plurality of BAM files along parallel processing paths. The plurality of segments may correspond to any given number of genomic subregions and may be selected based upon the number of processing cores used in the parallel processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Peter WHITE, David Lawrence NEWSOM, Yangyiu HU
  • Publication number: 20170157149
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods for the treatment of diseases, such as hyperproliferative diseases, employing compounds formulated for pharmaceutical and research use via nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Anna SCHWENDEMAN, Mark COHEN, Chitra SUBRAMANIAN, Rui KUAI, Dan LI, Peter WHITE, James MOON