Patents by Inventor Richard A. Walton

Richard A. Walton 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: 10891030
    Abstract: An online system presents a content item to users and receives selections of reaction icons from the users. The online system generates a background animation with the selected reaction icons and a foreground animation to be layered on top of the background animation. The online system sends the background and foreground animations to a client device to be cached. Further, the online system presents the content item to a viewing user associated with the client device and receives a selection of a reaction icon from the viewing user. The online system selects a subset of the users based on the viewing user's affinity to the users, retrieves images of the selected users, and send the images to the client device. The client device customizes the background and foreground animations based on the images and the viewing user's reaction icon to generate a compound animation for display to the viewing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Benson Walton, Zachary W. Stubenvoll, Julia Harter Toffey, Skyler Bock, Silvia Chyou, Jordan Richard Honnette, Wei-Sheng Su, Jerod Wanner, Stefan Parker, Renyu Liu, Rajat Bhardwaj
  • Publication number: 20200378283
    Abstract: A fluid degradation monitoring system may detect a replacement of a fluid of a machine. The fluid degradation monitoring system may determine, after detecting the replacement of the fluid, a first degradation estimate of the fluid using a first technique based on characteristics relating to an operation of the machine. The fluid degradation monitoring system may detect a transition in a value of a dielectric constant of the fluid from a first phase to a second phase. The fluid degradation monitoring system may determine, after detecting the transition in the value of the dielectric constant, a second degradation estimate of the fluid using a second technique based on characteristics relating to the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Yanchai ZHANG, Kyle WALTON, Richard CARPENTER, Venkata DANDIBHOTLA, Baoyang DENG
  • Patent number: 10803648
    Abstract: An online system presents a content item to users and receives selections of reaction icons from the users. The online system generates a background animation with the selected reaction icons and a foreground animation to be layered on top of the background animation. The online system sends the background and foreground animations to a client device to be cached. Further, the online system presents the content item to a viewing user associated with the client device and receives a selection of a reaction icon from the viewing user. The online system selects a subset of the users based on the viewing user's affinity to the users, retrieves images of the selected users, and send the images to the client device. The client device customizes the background and foreground animations based on the images and the viewing user's reaction icon to generate a compound animation for display to the viewing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Benson Walton, Zachary W. Stubenvoll, Julia Harter Toffey, Skyler Bock, Silvia Chyou, Jordan Richard Honnette, Wei-Sheng Su, Jerod Wanner, Stefan Parker, Renyu Liu, Rajat Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10706218
    Abstract: Much valuable information in documents is presented within tables. However, the information within tables is hard to extract automatically with high accuracy due to the wide variety and low quality of typical tables found in electronic documents. Information extraction technology can provide a method of extracting information from heterogeneous tables by recognizing tables, the header cells, and cells that are merged or should be merged, creating a richer representation of table structure and providing a convenient way of linking cells to their row and column headers. Use of this richer representation allows a few extraction patterns to successfully pull out information from a wide variety of differently formatted tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Linguamatics Ltd.
    Inventors: David Richard Milward, Himanshu Agrawal, James Robert Walton Cormack, Francisco Nuno Quintiliano Mendonca Carapeto Costa
  • Publication number: 20190290250
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, JR., James Patrick Wiggins
  • Patent number: 10321899
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, Jr., James Patrick Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20170156710
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170064856
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, JR.
  • Patent number: 9578773
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8959454
    Abstract: Managing a display of objects is provided. A processor unit displays a graphical control configured to receive a user input of a value to control the display of a set of objects relative to a group of properties for the set of objects in a table. A processor unit changes the display of the set of objects to a ratio in a plurality of ratios in the table for the set of objects relative to the group of properties for the set of objects in the table based on the value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Achtermann, David Jonathan Levinson, Gautham Pamu, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120036474
    Abstract: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, computer system, and computer program product to manage a display of objects. A processor unit displays a graphical control configured to receive a user input of a value to control the display of a set of objects relative to a group of properties for the set of objects in a table. A processor unit changes the display of the set of objects to a ratio in a plurality of ratios in the table for the set of objects relative to the group of properties for the set of objects in the table based on the value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Achtermann, David Jonathan Levinson, Gautham Pamu, Richard Walton Ragan, JR.
  • Patent number: 7668858
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for building a search query in a data processing system having a graphical user interface is provided. Responsive to user input, a graphical component representing a first system object is dropped onto a graphical component representing a query function. A set of attributes of the first system object is presented. Responsive to user selection, a search query is created from the selected set of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert P. Lowe, Gary Louis Macomber, Richard Walton Ragan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090257968
    Abstract: The present invention provides an enhanced gelling agent composition comprising a mixture of an anionic surfactant and a coupling agent. The invention also describes compositions in gel form comprising: (a) a solvent selected from the group consisting of polar solvents, non-polar solvents and combinations thereof; and (b) a gelling agent in an amount sufficient to impart gelation to the composition, the gelling agent being a mixture comprising an anionic surfactant and a coupling agent. The gels of the invention may be substantially anhydrous or may optionally contain water as part of the formulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Edward T. Borish
  • Publication number: 20080215560
    Abstract: A business enterprise level information technology management system database implementation providing search results responsive to a user query that filters the extensive data that may be generated in the search result so that the user and his need for data is taken into account. An implementation determining the role of the requesting user relative to the selected activities, tracking the frequency of use of the requesting user's actions relative to the selected activities and presenting the search results to the requesting user with suggested user actions customized based upon said role of the user and prioritized based upon said frequency of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Denise Ann Bell, Deborah H. Bandera, Richard Walton Ragan, Billy Brooks York, Alex Dudley Little
  • Publication number: 20070266973
    Abstract: A mechanism for actuating an engine poppet valve includes two rotatable cams, a first rocker mounted on a pivot shaft and acting between a first of the two cams and the stem of the valve, and a second rocker mounted for rotation about a fixed axis and acting between the second of the two cams and the pivot shaft of the first rocker to raise and lower the pivot axis of the first rocker cyclically in synchronism with the rotation of the second cam, whereby the valve is operated in dependence upon the instantaneous sum of the lifts of the two cams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Lancefield, Ian Methley, Mark Andrew Richard Walton
  • Publication number: 20070269359
    Abstract: A compound of formula (Na0.33A0.66)2B2O7-? wherein A is one or more metals chosen from the lanthanide metals; B is one or more metals chosen from Ti, Sn, Ge, Ru, Mn, Ir, Os and Pb; and ? is a number in the range 0-1 is disclosed. Water gas shift catalysts comprising precious metals such as gold dispersed on the (Na0.33A0.66)2B2O7-? compound are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: Janet Fisher, David Thompsett, Richard Walton, Christopher Wright
  • Patent number: 7271211
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispersant for aqueous and non-aqueous systems which can disperse insoluble fine powders in non-aqueous liquids in a short period of time and give long-term dispersion stability to the resulting dispersions without allowing the formation of hard cake or precipitates. The dispersant is a compound of the formula wherein SO is styrene oxide; R is a C8-C22 saturated or unsaturated group; x=0-100; y=1-3; z=0-100 and s=0-100. The dispersant of the invention is also particularly effective for dispersing additives into polymers such as polyesters, polyamides, polycarbonates, polyethylene and polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Ethox Chemicals, LLC
    Inventors: Paul David Weipert, Edward R. Godwin, Richard Walton
  • Patent number: D881921
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Chu, Yann Corlay, Jordan Richard Honnette, Jerod Wanner, Zachary W. Stubenvoll, Scott James Trattner, Robert Benson Walton
  • Patent number: D881922
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Chu, Yann Corlay, Jordan Richard Honnette, Jerod Wanner, Zachary W. Stubenvoll, Scott James Trattner, Robert Benson Walton
  • Patent number: D881923
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Chu, Yann Corlay, Jordan Richard Honnette, Jerod Wanner, Zachary W. Stubenvoll, Scott James Trattner, Robert Benson Walton