Patents by Inventor Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis 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: 20210374211
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optionally restricting the rendering of particular content items. An example method comprising: receiving a plurality of content rendering options supported by a client device; determining a content item to be rendered, the content item being associated with a restriction attribute; selecting a content rendering option supported by the client device in view of the restriction attribute; generating a token comprising data associated with the selected content rendering option and the content item; receiving a client request from the client device, wherein the client request is associated with the content item and indicates a chosen content rendering option; comparing the data of the token with the chosen content rendering option indicated by the client request to determine a match; and granting the client device access to perform the chosen content rendering option on the content item based on the outcome of the determination of the match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Dominick Rapp
  • Publication number: 20210376786
    Abstract: A masonry unit including a photovoltaic cell for generation of electricity is described herein. More particularly a photovoltaic-clad concrete block that combines the structural attributes of concrete block (or other masonry unit) and the energy production of solar photovoltaics is described herein. Methods for manufacturing, installing, and electrically connecting such photovoltaic-clad concrete blocks are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick John Adrian Quinlan, Jonathan Richard Lewis, Jason Michael Laverty
  • Patent number: 11188294
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to transitioning a playback session between portable playback devices such as “smart” headphones, earbuds, and handheld speakers with playback devices of a zone-based media playback system. Exemplary techniques facilitate continuity of playback when transitioning between locations (e.g., from at home to on-the-go or vice versa) or between listening paradigms (e.g., personal or out-loud playback of audio content). An example implementation includes detecting a swap trigger, determining the source playback device(s) and target playback device(s), and performing a playback session swap between the source playback device(s) and target playback device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayn Wilberding, Youjin Nam, Tadeo T. Toulis, Jonathan Cole Harris, Patrick Devine, Nicholas A. J. Millington, Jodi Vautrin, Maria-Jose Ramos, Richard Bannon, Michael Sheldon, Ted Lin, Ron Kuper, Kirsten Lewis, Jake Harwood, Jonathan Herbst, Daniel Jones, Henry Sia
  • Patent number: 11170067
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for updating a webpage rendered with cached content are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving, at a user device, a request to present a webpage; retrieving, from memory local to the user device, a template associated with the webpage and a plurality of content items to be included in the webpage; causing the webpage to be presented on the user device using the retrieved template and the one or more content items; transmitting a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) to a server associated with the webpage, wherein the RPC includes an identifier of the webpage; receiving a response to the RPC that includes at least one update to the webpage; and causing the webpage to be updated based on the response to the RPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Rapp
  • Patent number: 11161286
    Abstract: Non-time dependent measured variables are used to effectively determine an optimal hold profile for an expanding crosslinking polymer part in a mold cavity. A system and/or approach may first inject molten expanding crosslinking polymer into a mold cavity, then measure at least one non-time dependent variable during an injection molding cycle. Next, the system and/or method commences a hold profile for the part, and upon completing the hold profile, the part is ejected from the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lewis Montague, II, Rick Alan Pollard, Chow-Chi Huang, Gene Michael Altonen, Kimberly Nichole McConnell, Aaron Timothy Neate
  • Publication number: 20210329054
    Abstract: A user device receives a first media item that is associated with a second media item. The device determines that a playback state for the device indicates that the device is paired with an alternative playback device. The device sends the playback state in a request for the second media item, receives the second media item in a first format for playback on the user device and in a second format for playback on the alternative playback device. The device determines whether the playback state of the device is the same. The device displays a first graphical representation of the second media item in the first format on the user device if the user device is no longer paired with the alternative playback device and displays a second graphical representation of the second media item in the second format on the user device if the user device is still paired with the alternative playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Richard Rapp
  • Patent number: 11143961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to resist compostions, in particular to photoresists that can be used in photolithography, especially in the fabrication of integrated circuits and derivative products. The resist compositions of the invention include an anti-scattering component which has a significant amount of empty space, and thus fewer scattering centers, such that radiation-scattering events are more limited during exposure. Such anti-scattering effects can lead to improved resolutions by reducing the usual proximity effects associated with lithographic techniques, allowing the production of smaller, higher resolution microchips. Furthermore, certain embodiments involve anti-scattering components which are directly linked to the resist components, which can improve the overall lithographic chemistry to provide benefits both in terms of resolution and resist sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Scott Lewis, Richard Winpenny, Stephen Yeates, Antonio Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20210170655
    Abstract: Non-time dependent measured variables are used to effectively determine an optimal hold profile for an expanding crosslinking polymer part in a mold cavity. A system and/or approach may first inject molten expanding crosslinking polymer into a mold cavity, then measure at least one non-time dependent variable during an injection molding cycle. Next, the system and/or method commences a hold profile for the part, and upon completing the hold profile, the part is ejected from the mold cavity, whereupon a cure profile is commenced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Lewis Montague, II, Rick Alan Polland, Chow-Chi Huang, Gene Michael Altonen, Kimberly Nichole McConnell, Aaron Timothy Neate
  • Patent number: 10953583
    Abstract: Non-time dependent measured variables are used to effectively determine an optimal hold profile for an expanding crosslinking polymer part in a mold cavity. A system and/or approach may first inject molten expanding crosslinking polymer into a mold cavity, then measure at least one non-time dependent variable during an injection molding cycle. Next, the system and/or method commences a hold profile for the part, and upon completing the hold profile, the part is ejected from the mold cavity, whereupon a cure profile is commenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lewis Montague, II, Rick Alan Pollard, Chow-Chi Huang, Gene Michael Altonen, Kimberly Nichole McConnell, Aaron Timothy Neate
  • Publication number: 20210015730
    Abstract: A method of protecting animal tissue particularly skin, from damage caused by radiation exposure, by contacting the tissue with a ketone ester, a method of protecting skin, reducing the deterioration of skin or maintaining or improving the properties of skin by applying topically to the skin a ketone body comprising (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate moieties is disclosed. A ketone body comprising (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate moieties, especially enantiomerically enriched R-1,3-hydroxybutyl-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate, for such uses is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Kieran Clarke, Richard Lewis Veech
  • Publication number: 20200407353
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds and compositions useful in the treatment of GLS1 mediated diseases, such as cancer, having the structure of Formula I: Methods of inhibition GLS1 activity in a human or animal subject are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Maria Emilia DI FRANCESCO, Philip JONES, Timothy HEFFERNAN, Matthew M. HAMILTON, Zhijun KANG, Michael J. SOTH, Jason P. BURKE, Kang LE, Christopher Lawrence CARROLL, Wylie S. PALMER, Richard LEWIS, Timothy MCAFOOS, Barbara CZAKO, Gang LIU, Jay THEROFF, Zachary HERRERA, Anne YAU
  • Publication number: 20200364640
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for operations of obtaining input data that includes forecasting data and reserve duty pattern parameters. The operations include iteratively generating additional coverage rate columns for a reserve-demand coverage rate (RDCR) matrix until a stop criterion is satisfied, where each iteration includes: determining a shadow value indicating a marginal value of an incremental change in reserve-demand coverage of the airline trips by solving a set cover problem based on the set of coverage rate columns within the RDCR matrix and using linear problem constraints, the set of coverage rate columns selected for the iteration; generating a new reserve duty pattern, the new reserve duty pattern including an improvement value; and determining whether the improvement value of the new reserve duty pattern satisfies the stop criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Richard Lewis, Suresh Rangan, Mingzhou Jin
  • Patent number: 10821062
    Abstract: A method of protecting animal tissue particularly skin, from damage caused by radiation exposure, by contacting the tissue with a ketone ester, a method of protecting skin, reducing the deterioration of skin or maintaining or improving the properties of skin by applying topically to the skin a ketone body comprising (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate moieties is disclosed. A ketone body comprising (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate moieties, especially enantiomerically enriched R-1,3-hydroxybutyl-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate, for such uses is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: TDELTAS LIMITED, GOVERNMENT OF THE USA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE
    Inventors: Kieran Clarke, Richard Lewis Veech
  • Publication number: 20200300323
    Abstract: Expanded graphite and/or vermiculite are introduced into the friction lining mixture to eliminate or substantially reduce the amount of binder present therein. The friction lining at most contains from 2.5% by weight of binder. By omitting/reducing binder, the production is very stable and the friction linings can be easily reproduced. The process steps of hardening (including the hardening furnace) and scorching (including the necessary equipment) can be omitted when making such friction linings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: TMD Friction Services GmbH
    Inventors: Richard LEWIS, Paulo PERIN
  • Patent number: 10766892
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds and compositions useful in the treatment of GLS1 mediated diseases, such as cancer, having the structure of Formula I: Methods of inhibition GLS1 activity in a human or animal subject are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Maria Emilia Di Francesco, Philip Jones, Timothy Heffernan, Matthew M. Hamilton, Zhijun Kang, Michael J. Soth, Jason P. Burke, Kang Le, Christopher Lawrence Carroll, Wylie S. Palmer, Richard Lewis, Timothy McAfoos, Barbara Czako, Gang Liu, Jay Theroff, Zachary Herrera, Anne Yau
  • Patent number: 10741067
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a safety light, such as a barricade lamp. The safety light comprises a light member and a power source comprising a non-rechargeable battery source and a rechargeable battery source. A solar cell array is also included and is adapted to recharge the rechargeable battery source. A battery monitor and a power control processor are configured to control the supply of power to the light member by causing the rechargeable battery source to power the light member until the charge level of the rechargeable battery source falls below a certain level, at which time the power control processor causes power from the non-rechargeable battery source to power the light member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dicke Safety Products
    Inventor: Richard Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200215016
    Abstract: Described herein is the surprising discovery that ketone bodies protect cell and tissues from ionizing radiation. Based on this finding, methods of protecting animal tissue and cells from damage caused by radiation exposure are disclosed which include, contacting the tissue with a therapeutically effective amount of an agent including at least one ketone ester, thereby protecting the tissue from radiation damage. Ketone esters can be used to minimize, reduce and/or prevent tissue damage following intentional and accidental radiation exposure, as well as increasing the therapeutic efficacy of radiation therapies by protecting non-target tissue from incidental radiation damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Lewis Veech, Kieran Clarke
  • Patent number: 10662229
    Abstract: This invention relates to peptides and their use for modulating sodium channels. More particularly, the present invention relates to peptides from the venom of the tarantula Pamphobeteus nigricolor and their use in methods of inhibiting Nav1.7 and for treating or preventing conditions associated with Nav1.7 activity such as neuropathic, inflammatory and nociceptive pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Queensland
    Inventors: Paul Alewood, Zoltan Dekan, Jennifer Deuis, Richard Lewis, Irina Vetter
  • Publication number: 20190359662
    Abstract: This invention relates to peptides and their use for modulating sodium channels. More particularly, the present invention relates to peptides from the venom of the tarantula Pamphobeteus nigricolor and their use in methods of inhibiting Nav1.7 and for treating or preventing conditions associated with Nav1.7 activity such as neuropathic, inflammatory and nociceptive pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Paul ALEWOOD, Zoltan DEKAN, Jennifer DEUIS, Richard LEWIS, Irina VETTER
  • Publication number: 20190350758
    Abstract: Glaucoma can be treated by implanting an intraocular shunt in the eye. The implantation can be performed by first determining an entry area below a corneal limbus of an eye. Thereafter, the intraocular shunt can be inserted into eye tissue through the entry area such that an inflow end of the shunt is positioned in the anterior chamber of the eye and an outflow end of the shunt is positioned between layers of Tenon's capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher HORVATH, Laszlo O. ROMODA, Richard A. LEWIS