Patents by Inventor Richard A. Young

Richard A. Young 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: 20200022644
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring muscle sarcomere length are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises illuminating a set of muscle fibers with electromagnetic radiation, measuring an intensity of the electromagnetic radiation as reflected from the muscle fibers, the measuring occurring as a function of wavelength, determining wavelengths corresponding to maximums of reflected intensity, and correlating the determined wavelengths with respective muscle sarcomere lengths. In an embodiment, a system comprises an illumination source system for illuminating the set of muscle fibers with electromagnetic radiation, and an analyzer for measuring the intensity of the electromagnetic radiation as reflected from the muscle fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Richard L. Lieber, Stojan Radic, Kevin Young
  • Publication number: 20200021444
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for ion source devices with minimized post-column volumes are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include at least one memory, and logic coupled to the at least one memory. The logic may be configured to receive analytical information from at least one analytical instrument, and generate at least one record in a distributed ledger having a transaction associated with at least a portion of the analytical information. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Young, Richard Chapman, Simon Meffan-Main
  • Patent number: 10532927
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes, in order: a first layer that includes MAw; a second layer that includes MOyAz; and a third layer that includes MOx, where M includes a transition metal, A includes at least one of sulfur, selenium, and/or tellurium, w is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, x is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, y is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five, and z is between greater than zero and less than or equal to five. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the transition metal may include at least one of molybdenum and/or tungsten. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, A may be sulfur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: John Augustus Turner, Jing Gu, Jeffery Andrew Aguiar, Suzanne Ferrere, Kenneth Xerxes Steirer, Yong Yan, Chuanxiao Xiao, James Luke Young, Mowafak Al-Jassim, Nathan Richard Neale
  • Publication number: 20200013414
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described by which to embed enhanced audio transports in backward compatible bitstreams. A device comprising a memory and one or more processors may be configured to perform the techniques. The memory may store the backward compatible bitstream, which conforms to a legacy transport format. The processor(s) may obtain, from the backward compatible bitstream, legacy audio data that conforms to a legacy audio format, and obtain, from the backward compatible bitstream, extended audio data that enhances the legacy audio data. The processor(s) may also obtain, based on the legacy audio data and the extended audio data, enhanced audio data that conforms to an enhanced audio format, and output the enhanced audio data to one or more speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shankar Thagadur Shivappa, Richard Paul Walters, Dipanjan Sen, Nils Günther Peters, Moo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10513043
    Abstract: A method of cutting a tie wrap, bound about at least one wire, using a cutting tool is provided. The method comprising steps of: applying a housing of the cutting tool to the tie wrap, positioning a portion of the tie wrap within a first groove of the housing between first two opposing sidewalls and second two opposite sidewalls of the housing, moving the at least one wire and maintaining the at least one wire a distance away from the tie wrap, moving a circular blade of the cutting tool against the portion of the tie wrap, positioned within the first groove, and at least partially cutting the tie wrap with the circular blade. In some examples, the method further comprises controlling a depth of the circular blade within the tie wrap while the circular blade at least partially cuts the tie wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David Scott Wright, Christine Mary Anderson, Curt Backman, Donald Wayne Coffland, Aaron Robert Ayers, Donald Richard Young
  • Patent number: 10503374
    Abstract: A system and method for providing content for broadcast by a messaging platform, including: receiving an identifier selected by a user of a client computing device during composition of a message; identifying a content provider associated with the identifier; providing, by a computer processor, a set of content items of the content provider for presentation by the client computing device, wherein the user of the client computing device selects a content item from the presented set of content items; and broadcasting the message with a reference to the selected content item to a plurality of accounts of the messaging platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richards, George Oliver Young, Noah Vihinen, Indranrita Deshmukh, Scott Listfield, Joel Lunenfeld
  • Patent number: 10506473
    Abstract: A mobile station capable of being served via a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT. The mobile station includes a component configured to receive a permission to identify a cell of the first RAT in absence of a first radio access type neighbour cell list for a serving cell of the second RAT. The mobile station also includes a component configured to identify a cell of the first RAT after receiving the permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Johanna L. Dwyer, David P. Hole, Takashi Suzuki, Venkata R. Rayavarapu, Andrew M. Earnshaw, Maiyuran Wijayanathan, Richard Burbidge, Gordon Young
  • Publication number: 20190368216
    Abstract: An auto-lock assembly for a telescoping mast having a plurality of telescoping tube sections configurable between a retracted position and an extended position is disclosed herein. Also disclosed herein is a telescoping mast, which includes a plurality of telescoping mast sections including a base tube, an intermediate tube, and an end tube, the intermediate and end tube adapted to be telescopically received in the base tube, a base auto-lock having a collar for mounting to the base tube, and an intermediate auto-lock having a collar for mounting to the intermediate tube. Further disclosed herein is an auto-lock for use with a telescoping mast having a plurality of tube sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: The Will-Burt Company
    Inventors: Cameron Jay Young, Rexford Richard Mast, Ng Kah Fei
  • Publication number: 20190352648
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of modulating the expression of one or more genes in a cell by modulating the multimerization of a transcription factor and/or modulating the formation of enhancer-promoter DNA loops, and thereby modulating the expression of the one or more genes. The invention also relates to treating diseases and conditions involving aberrant gene expression by modulating the multimerization of a transcription factor and/or modulating the formation of enhancer-promoter DNA loops. The invention also relates to methods for screening for compounds that modulate expression of one or more genes in a cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Richard A. Young, Abraham S. Weintraub, Charles H. Li, Alla A. Sigova
  • Publication number: 20190345353
    Abstract: Single phase, water based, energy curable compositions and a method of preparing coatings and printing inks from same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean Do TURGIS, Richard M. JONES, Kai-Uwe GAUDL, Mikhail LAKSIN, Subhankar CHATTERJEE, Neil YOUNG, Volker LINZER, John ROONEY
  • Publication number: 20190345141
    Abstract: The compounds of the invention are antagonists of MDM2 and MDMX, with excellent specificity for MDM2 and MDMX over other proteins, and with selective binding affinity to MDMX over MDM2. The compounds can therefore regulate p53 activity and treat a variety of cancers. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: R. Kiplin Guy, Yiqun Zhang, Brandon Young, Michael Dyer, Kristin Finch, Donald Bashford, Nagakumar Bharatham, Richard Kriwacki, Grace Roy-Appa, Lie Min, Jaeki Min, Antonio Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10473697
    Abstract: There is provided a system for use with a fiber-optic current transducer. The system includes a processing unit configured to transduce a first light signal into a first electrical signal. The processing unit is further configured to transduce a second light signal into a second electrical signal. Furthermore, the processing unit is configured to remove offsets from the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal by forcing the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal to be on the same per unit basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Wallace, John Michael Kern, Richard Young, Brian Ross
  • Patent number: 10446855
    Abstract: In some examples, a fuel cell comprising a first electrochemical cell including a first anode and a first cathode; a second electrochemical cell including a second anode and a second cathode; and an interconnect configured to conduct a flow of electrons from the first anode to the second cathode, wherein the interconnect comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is closer to the anode than the second portion, and the second portion is closer to the cathode than the first portion, wherein the first portion comprises one or more of doped ceria, doped lanthanum chromite, and doped yttrium chromite, and wherein the second portion comprises one or more of a Co—Mn spinel and a ABO3 perovskite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Zhien Liu, Richard W. Goettler, Hwa-Young Jung, Minjae Jung
  • Patent number: 10445408
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying digital fonts. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods detect a digital font, font characteristics, and a text structure with regard to digital text in an electronic document. Moreover, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods utilize the detected font characteristics and text structure to search for complementary digital fonts. In particular, one or more embodiments include systems and methods that generate a search query based on determined font characteristics and/or text structures and utilize the search query to automatically identify, recommend, and provide complementary digital fonts for utilization in the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Sinn, Thomas Donahue, Allan Young
  • Patent number: 10426398
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring muscle sarcomere length are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises illuminating a set of muscle fibers with electromagnetic radiation, measuring an intensity of the electromagnetic radiation as reflected from the muscle fibers, the measuring occurring as a function of wavelength, determining wavelengths corresponding to maximums of reflected intensity, and correlating the determined wavelengths with respective muscle sarcomere lengths. In an embodiment, a system comprises an illumination source system for illuminating the set of muscle fibers with electromagnetic radiation, and an analyzer for measuring the intensity of the electromagnetic radiation as reflected from the muscle fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
    Inventors: Richard L. Lieber, Stojan Radic, Kevin Young
  • Publication number: 20190284537
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods of use in reprogramming somatic cells. Compositions and methods of the invention are of use, e.g., for generating or modulating (e.g., enhancing) generation of induced pluripotent stem cells by reprogramming somatic cells. The reprogrammed somatic cells are useful for a number of purposes, including treating or preventing a medical condition in an individual. The invention further provides methods for identifying an agent that reprograms somatic cells to a pluripotent state and/or enhances the speed and/or efficiency of reprogramming. Certain of the compositions and methods relate to modulating the Wnt pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Chevalier, Alexander Marson, Richard A. Young, Ruth Foreman, Rudolf Jaenisch
  • Patent number: 10417327
    Abstract: Methods and devices for rendering interactive three-dimensional (3D) fonts may include receiving, at a text platform component executing on a computing device, a request from an application to render text. The methods and devices may include parsing the text to identify at least one glyph in the text. The methods and devices may include accessing a font file that includes a 3D glyph description associated with the at least one glyph and an interaction policy associated with the 3D glyph that determines when and how to animate the 3D glyph. The methods and devices may include rendering at least one 3D glyph based on the 3D glyph description and the interaction policy. The methods and devices may include transmitting at least one rendered 3D glyph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Worachai Chaoweeraprasit, Richard Kirkpatrick Manning, Simon Young Tao
  • Patent number: 10407580
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an energy curable, single phase, aqueous composition comprising water, an ethylenically unsaturated oligomer, and an ethylenically unsaturated resin containing neutralized acidic or basic functional groups. Advantageously, in certain embodiments, the compositions contain greater than 25 wt. % water at less than 60 wt. % resin in the total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jean Do Turgis, Richard M. Jones, Kai-Uwe Gaudl, Mikhail Laksin, Subhankar Chatterjee, Neil Young, Volker Linzer, John Rooney
  • Publication number: 20190206764
    Abstract: Thermal management technology is disclosed. A thermal management component in accordance with the present disclosure can comprise a heat spreader having a plurality of microchannels. The thermal management component can also comprise a plurality of fins directly coupled to the heat spreader to provide surface area for heat transfer. In another aspect, a thermal management component can comprise a heat spreader having a plurality of microchannels, and an inlet port and an outlet port in fluid communication with the plurality of microchannels. The thermal management component can also comprise a plurality of fins coupled to the heat spreader to provide surface area for heat transfer. Additionally, the thermal management component can comprise a fluid conduit thermally coupled to the plurality of fins and fluidly coupled to the outlet port and the inlet port to facilitate flow of a heat transfer fluid through the microchannels and the fluid conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Devdatta P. Kulkarni, Richard J. Dischler, Je-Young Chang
  • Patent number: 10325753
    Abstract: A scanning electron microscopy system is disclosed. The system includes a multi-beam scanning electron microscopy (SEM) sub-system. The SEM sub-system includes a multi-beam electron source configured to form a plurality of electron beams, a sample stage configured to secure a sample, an electron-optical assembly to direct the electron beams onto a portion of the sample, and a detector assembly configured to simultaneously acquire multiple images of the surface of the sample. The system includes a controller configured to receive the images from the detector assembly, identify a best focus image of images by analyzing one or more image quality parameters of the images, and direct the multi-lens array to adjust a focus of one or more electron beams based on a focus of an electron beam corresponding with the identified best focus image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KLA Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Doug K. Masnaghetti, Richard R. Simmons, Scott A. Young, Mark A. McCord, Rainer Knippelmeyer