Patents by Inventor Richard Hill

Richard Hill 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: 9760550
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, managing browsing histories based at least in part on metadata and/or tags associated with a web request. In some examples, a web service may collect metadata associated with the web request. Based at least in part on the collected metadata, content tags associated with the web request may be identified. Additionally, in some examples, one or more browsing metrics may be generated. The browsing metric may be configured to identify at least a web request characteristic to be compared with a second web request characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Frank Hill, Brett Richard Taylor
  • Publication number: 20170246034
    Abstract: Drainage of body fluid from an area of undesirably high pressure can be accomplished by interconnecting an artificial non-blood fluid conduit with the vascular system. For example, an artificial non-blood fluid conduit can be inserted into the eye to fluidly interconnect the anterior chamber with a location of lower pressure. The conduit can have a growth factor for stimulating growth of new blood vessels in the location of lower pressure to connect the new blood vessels with the non-blood fluid conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Richard A. HILL
  • Publication number: 20170198360
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for the identification of a molecular diagnostic test for cancer. The test defines a novel DNA damage repair deficient molecular subtype and enables classification of a patient within this subtype. The present invention can be used to determine whether patients with cancer are clinically responsive or non-responsive to a therapeutic regimen prior to administration of any chemotherapy. This test may be used in different cancer types and with different drugs that directly or indirectly affect DNA damage or repair, such as many of the standard cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs currently in use. In particular, the present invention is directed to the use of certain combinations of predictive markers, wherein the expression of the predictive markers correlates with responsiveness or non-responsiveness to a therapeutic regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jude O'DONNELL, Max Bylesjo, Fionnuala Patterson, Steve Deharo, Laura A. Hill, Katherine E. Keating, Timothy Davison, Vitali Proutski, Denis Paul Harkin, Richard Kennedy, Nicolas Goffard
  • Patent number: 9700724
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for electrical charge balancing when generating a stimulus during functional neural stimulation is presented. A stimulus pulse is generated (cathodic or anodic), and after a selected delay a charge compensating pulse is generated of an opposite polarity. The electrode circuit discontinuously examines electrode voltage after termination of the stimulus pulse, and utilizes this voltage to determine how long to extend the width of the charge compensating pulse. The electrode circuit thus performs accurate electrical charge cancellation to remove residual charges from the electrode by precisely controlling pulse width for an opposing polarity compensating pulse that need not have the same current level as the stimulus pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Wentai Liu, Richard Hill, Yi-Kai Lo, Kuanfu Chen
  • Publication number: 20170190067
    Abstract: A circular cutting blade is configured for cutting meat when turned about a rotation axis in a predetermined cutting direction. The cutting blade has a peripheral blade edge defined between the first and second sides and a plurality of circumferentially disposed cutting knives. Each cutting knife includes first and second knife sides and an arcuate knife edge that constitutes a portion of the peripheral blade edge. Each knife edge is titled and rises, relative to the rotation axis, between a first blade-edge location corresponding to a minor blade radius and a second blade-edge location corresponding to a major blade radius such that, when the circular blade is rotating in the predetermined cutting direction and cutting a work piece, the work piece first encounters the first blade-edge location of each cutting knife before encountering the second blade-edge location of that cutting knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Eric C. Wilhelm, Richard M. Clemence, William Hill, Richard N. Cloutier
  • Publication number: 20170193712
    Abstract: A pipette check station for checking the calibration or service status of a pipette includes an RFID reader, a user interface with a display and buttons, and a digital interface to connect the check station to additional equipment; the check station optionally further includes provisions to hold pipettes for storage and to charge electronic pipettes held thereupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Gerhard Keller, Richard Hill, Deryl Stanley, James Petrek, Murray Anderson
  • Patent number: 9691260
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow an electronic device to autonomously adapt one or more user alerts to the current operating environment of the electronic device. For example, some embodiments may include a method comprising providing a plurality of alert devices in an electronic device, determining an operating environment of the electronic device using a sensor of the electronic device, and actuating at least one of the plurality of alert devices that corresponds to the determined operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Pakula, Matthew Hill, Ethan Larry Huwe, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Richard Hung Minh Dinh
  • Patent number: 9677140
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for the identification of a molecular diagnostic test for cancer. The test defines a novel DNA damage repair deficient molecular subtype and enables classification of a patient within this subtype. The present invention can be used to determine whether patients with cancer are clinically responsive or non-responsive to a therapeutic regimen prior to administration of any chemotherapy. This test may be used in different cancer types and with different drugs that directly or indirectly affect DNA damage or repair, such as many of the standard cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs currently in use. In particular, the present invention is directed to the use of certain combinations of predictive markers, wherein the expression of the predictive markers correlates with responsiveness or non-responsiveness to a therapeutic regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ALMAC DIAGONOSTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jude O'Donnell, Max Bylesjo, Fionnuala Patterson, Steve Deharo, Laura A. Hill, Katherine E. Keating, Timothy Davison, Vitali Proutski, Denis Paul Harkin, Richard Kennedy, Nicolas Goffard
  • Patent number: 9670547
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for the identification of a molecular diagnostic test for cancer. The test defines a novel DNA damage repair deficient molecular subtype and enables classification of a patient within this subtype. The present invention can be used to determine whether patients with cancer are clinically responsive or non-responsive to a therapeutic regimen prior to administration of any chemotherapy. This test may be used in different cancer types and with different drugs that directly or indirectly affect DNA damage or repair, such as many of the standard cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs currently in use. In particular, the present invention is directed to the use of certain combinations of predictive markers, wherein the expression of the predictive markers correlates with responsiveness or non-responsiveness to a therapeutic regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ALMAC DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Jude O'Donnell, Max Bylesjo, Fionnuala Patterson, Steve Deharo, Laura A. Hill, Katherine E. Keating, Timothy Davison, Vitali Proutski, Denis Paul Harkin, Richard Kennedy, Nicolas Goffard
  • Publication number: 20170147154
    Abstract: Techniques for context-aware recommendations of relevant presentation content are disclosed. In some configurations, the techniques involve the processing of contextual data from one or more resources to dynamically direct a presentation. A computing device can receive contextual data from one or more resources. The contextual data can be processed to select one or more sections of content data, e.g., a slide of a slide deck or a page of document. The computing device can then cause a display of the one or more sections on one or more devices. In some configurations, a hardware display surface can be configured to provide a real-world view of an object, e.g., a model or other item that may be related to the presentation, through the hardware display surface while also providing a display of the one or more sections of the presenter's material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Travis William Steiner, Shannon Richard Monroe, Emiko Valiane Charbonneau, Michal Hlavac, Brian Murphy, David M. Hill, Jia Wang
  • Patent number: 9655780
    Abstract: Drainage of body fluid from an area of undesirably high pressure can be accomplished by interconnecting an artificial non-blood fluid conduit with the vascular system. For example, an artificial non-blood fluid conduit can be inserted into the eye to fluidly interconnect the anterior chamber with a location of lower pressure. The conduit can have a growth factor for stimulating growth of new blood vessels in the location of lower pressure to connect the new blood vessels with the non-blood fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Orange County Glaucoma, PC
    Inventor: Richard A. Hill
  • Patent number: 9630614
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards modular power plants that provide power to operate machines. A power plant is a combustion-electric hybrid power plant that includes at least one or more engines, one or more generators, and one or more battery arrays. The battery arrays include one or more modular batteries. Rather than the engine directly providing power to the machine, the engine and generators charge the batteries. The batteries provide the power required to operate the machine. A user may vary the maximum power output of the power plant by varying the number and/or type of modular batteries included in the one or more battery arrays. The specific configuration of the batteries may be based on the power requirements of the machine's expected usage or operation. The power plant is configured to a specific machine application by installing and/or removing batteries from the battery arrays based on the machine's power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: MIQ LLC
    Inventors: William McGinley Hill, Adam Monroe Livesay, Steven Richard Schwasnick
  • Publication number: 20170049967
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for needle free injection include a multi-use needle-free injection device comprising reversibly connected proximate and distal sections, wherein the proximate section comprises a power supply, actuator, circuitry and a housing, and the distal section comprises a disposable nozzle tip prefilled with an injectate, a chemical energetic device, and a dual seal piston barrier between the energetic device and the injectate, wherein the proximate and distal sections and their components are operably linked and configured for single-hand injecting of the injectate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: David Fouche, Michael Vestel, John P. Marlow, Mark A. Petrie, Robert A. Brown, Hilary Lackritz, Richard A. Hill, Donald English, Mark Nansen, Mark Hansen, Martin Martoza
  • Patent number: 9572963
    Abstract: An embodiment of a system for shunting aqueous humor from an anterior chamber of an eye includes an implant having an elongated body made of biocompatible material and a delivery device. At least a portion of the elongated body is implantable between a sclera and a ciliary body while the elongated body resides entirely within the confines of the sclera and a cornea with the proximal end of the implant being configured to reside within an anterior chamber angle and a lumen extending from at least one inlet port of the implant, through at least a portion of the elongated body, to one or more outlet ports of the implant so as to drain fluid from the anterior chamber toward a choroid of the eye. The delivery device includes an elongated member with a curved distal end portion to deliver the implant using an ab interno procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Glaukos Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Barbara A. Niksch, David Steven Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Richard A. Hill, Olav B. Bergheim
  • Publication number: 20160345608
    Abstract: An air-stable, high-melt 1a-hydroxy-vitamin D3 compound, methods for preparing an animal feed composition, methods of preparing 1?-hydroxy-vitamin D3, methods of enhancing phytate phosphorus and calcium utilization, and an animal feed regime are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Hardy M. Edwards, III, George Majetich, Richard Hill, Dezhi Sha, George Yiannikouros
  • Patent number: 9455829
    Abstract: A module configured in operation to connect to a host, the module including: a decryptor operable to decrypt an encrypted transport stream received from the host, the transport stream including content data and a decryption seed; a decryption key generator operable to extract the decryption seed from the transport stream and to generate a decryption key from the decryption key seed; and a secure channel generator operable to generate a secure channel between the module and the host, whereby the secure channel generator is further operable to provide the generated decryption key to the host over the secure channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: David Richard Hill-Jowett
  • Publication number: 20160175151
    Abstract: Implants and methods for treating ocular disorders are provided. One method involves introducing an implant into an anterior chamber of an eye. The implant is implanted into eye tissue adjacent the anterior chamber such that a proximal end of the implant resides in the anterior chamber following implantation. A therapeutic agent is eluted from the implant into the eye. Desirably, the release of the therapeutic agent from the implant is controlled. The controlled release of the therapeutic agent can be at a chosen rate and/or for a selected duration which can be episodic or periodic. The therapeutic agent can be an antiproliferative agent, an anti-inflammatory drug, or a compound for treating glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Barbara A. Niksch, David S. Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Olav B. Bergheim, Morteza Gharib, Richard A. Hill, Thomas W. Burns
  • Patent number: 9294446
    Abstract: An audio/video content delivery system includes a content source linked by an internet data connection to a content receiver, the content receiver configured to receive access-controlled encoded broadcast content from a content source by a separate broadcast data path. The content source includes an encryptor sending encrypted content to the content receiver according to a content encryption key. The content receiver includes: a host module including a decryptor decrypting encrypted content received from the content source; and a removable conditional access module (CAM) including an access control unit decoding the access-controlled encoded broadcast content, the host module and removable CAM configured to provide an encrypted communication link therebetween for decoded access-controlled encoded broadcast content. The content source and the CAM are configured to communicate to establish the key required by the decryptor in the host module to decrypt the encrypted content received from the content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventor: David Richard Hill-Jowett
  • Publication number: 20160045743
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for electrical charge balancing when generating a stimulus during functional neural stimulation is presented. A stimulus pulse is generated (cathodic or anodic), and after a selected delay a charge compensating pulse is generated of an opposite polarity. The electrode circuit discontinuously examines electrode voltage after termination of the stimulus pulse, and utilizes this voltage to determine how long to extend the width of the charge compensating pulse. The electrode circuit thus performs accurate electrical charge cancellation to remove residual charges from the electrode by precisely controlling pulse width for an opposing polarity compensating pulse that need not have the same current level as the stimulus pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Wentai Liu, Richard Hill, Yi-Kai Lo, Kuanfu Chen
  • Patent number: D782055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Richard Hill