Patents by Inventor Richard Fraser

Richard Fraser 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: 11455731
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to video segmentation based on detected video features. More specifically, a segmentation of a video is computed by determining candidate boundaries from detected feature boundaries from one or more feature tracks; modeling different segmentation options by constructing a graph with nodes that represent candidate boundaries, edges that represent candidate segments, and edge weights that represent cut costs; and computing the video segmentation by solving a shortest path problem to find the path through the edges (segmentation) that minimizes the sum of edge weights along the path (cut costs). A representation of the video segmentation is presented, for example, using interactive tiles or a video timeline that represent(s) the video segments in the segmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Hijung Shin, Cristin Ailidh Fraser, Aseem Agarwala, Lubomira Dontcheva, Joel Richard Brandt, Jovan Popović
  • Publication number: 20220301179
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to video segmentation based on detected video features. More specifically, a segmentation of a video is computed by determining candidate boundaries from detected feature boundaries from one or more feature tracks; modeling different segmentation options by constructing a graph with nodes that represent candidate boundaries, edges that represent candidate segments, and edge weights that represent cut costs; and computing the video segmentation by solving a shortest path problem to find the path through the edges (segmentation) that minimizes the sum of edge weights along the path (cut costs). A representation of the video segmentation is presented, for example, using interactive tiles or a video timeline that represent(s) the video segments in the segmentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hijung Shin, Cristin Ailidh Fraser, Aseem Agarwala, Lubomira Dontcheva, Joel Richard Brandt, Jovan Popovic
  • Patent number: 10897950
    Abstract: An sports shoe that changes shape in two ways. Firstly, a change of shape occurs when the sports shoe is used to kick a ball with the toes. This change of shape maximizes the area of contact with a ball that is kicked with the toes. Secondly, a change of shape occurs when the front of the sports shoe rotates during contact with a kicked ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Neil Richard Fraser
  • Publication number: 20180184754
    Abstract: An sports shoe that changes shape in two ways. Firstly, a change of shape occurs when the sports shoe is used to kick a ball with the toes. This change of shape maximizes the area of contact with a ball that is kicked with the toes. Secondly, a change of shape occurs when the front of the sports shoe rotates during contact with a kicked ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Neil Richard Fraser
  • Patent number: 10010130
    Abstract: An article of sports footwear that changes shape in two ways. Firstly, a change of shape occurs when such footwear is used to kick a ball with the toes. This change of shape maximizes the area of contact with a ball that is kicked with the toes. Secondly, a change of shape occurs when the article of sports footwear bends during running. This change of shape shortens the entire length of the article of sports footwear in order to prevent tripping. A flexible toe cap encases the foot and parts of a traditional article of footwear and attaches at or near the tarsometatarsal joint of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Neil Richard Fraser
  • Publication number: 20180125150
    Abstract: An article of sports footwear that changes shape in two ways. Firstly, a change of shape occurs when such footwear is used to kick a ball with the toes. This change of shape maximizes the area of contact with a ball that is kicked with the toes. Secondly, a change of shape occurs when the article of sports footwear bends during running. This change of shape shortens the entire length of the article of sports footwear in order to prevent tripping. A flexible toe cap encases the foot and parts of a traditional article of footwear and attaches at or near the tarsometatarsal joint of a wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Neil Richard Fraser
  • Publication number: 20160042084
    Abstract: Methods of monitoring, maintaining, and/or restoring viability of at least one organ in a perfusion apparatus are disclosed. The methods include monitoring data comprising information relating to events occurring while at least one organ is present in a perfusion apparatus to form a data record. And they further include connecting the perfusion apparatus to a network through wiring or wirelessly, and continuously uploading the data record to a database at a location away from the perfusion apparatus in such a manner that a database computer that obtains the data record from the database can at least one of manage, track, monitor, and diagnose the at least one organ in the perfusion apparatus in real-time based upon the information in the data record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Donald R. OWEN, David C. KRAVITZ, John BRASSIL, Kelvin G.M. BROCKBANK, Andrew BURROUGHS, Douglas SCHEIN, Stanley HARRIS, Dennis J. STEIBEL, Richard FRASER, Christopher G. CURTIS
  • Patent number: 8445260
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. In perfusion, organ perfusion pressure is preferably controlled in response to a sensor disposed in an end of tubing placed in the organ, by a pneumatically pressurized medical fluid reservoir, providing perfusion pressure fine tuning, overpressurization prevention and emergency flow cut-off. In the hypothermic mode, the organ is perfused with a medical fluid, preferably a simple crystalloid solution containing antioxidants, intermittently or in slow continuous flow. The medical fluid may be fed into the organ from an intermediary tank having a low pressure head to avoid organ overpressurization. Viability of the organ may be automatically monitored, preferably by monitoring characteristics of the medical fluid perfusate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G. M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Douglas Schein, Stanley Harris, Dennis Steibel, Richard Fraser, Dickon Isaacs
  • Patent number: 8420381
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G. M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Patent number: 8349551
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures. In the hypothermic mode, the organ is perfused with a medical fluid, preferably a simple crystalloid solution containing antioxidants, intermittently or in slow continuous flow. Viability of the organ may be automatically monitored, preferably by monitoring characteristics of the medical fluid perfusate. The perfusion process can be automatically controlled using a control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G. M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Patent number: 8318415
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G. M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein, Christopher G. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20110300613
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Santley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110300612
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110300611
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110300615
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENCETIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110300614
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110059429
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110053256
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein
  • Publication number: 20110039253
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: LIFELINE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. OWEN, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein, Christopher G. Curtis
  • Patent number: 7824848
    Abstract: An organ perfusion apparatus and method monitor, sustain and/or restore viability of organs and preserve organs for storage and/or transport. Other apparatus include an organ transporter, an organ cassette and an organ diagnostic device. The method includes perfusing the organ at hypothermic and/or normothermic temperatures, preferably after hypothermic organ flushing for organ transport and/or storage. The method can be practiced with prior or subsequent static or perfusion hypothermic exposure of the organ. Organ viability is restored by restoring high energy nucleotide (e.g., ATP) levels by perfusing the organ with a medical fluid, such as an oxygenated cross-linked hemoglobin-based bicarbonate medical fluid, at normothermic temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Owen, David C. Kravitz, John Brassil, Kelvin G. M. Brockbank, Andrew Burroughs, Dickon Isaacs, Dennis J. Steibel, Richard Fraser, Stanley Harris, Douglas Schein