Patents by Inventor Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson 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: 20200180298
    Abstract: Disclosed are three-dimensional parts, such as orthotics and prosthetics, having sinusoidal wave pattern infill structures first and second boundary walls. Also disclosed are printers or systems configured to manufacture such parts, as well as methods of manufacturing such parts. The sinusoidal wave pattern infill structures are formed between, and normal to, the first and second boundary walls and are configured to provide locally tunable structural properties in different regions of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Chisena, Miguel Angel Funes Lora, Albert Shih, Darren Bolger, Jeffrey Wensman, Andrew Hanson, Gary Larson, Chris Holshouser
  • Patent number: 10628892
    Abstract: A claim-based capitation model is proposed for handling vehicle repair insurance claims. Rather than determining a detailed estimate of the expected actual cost of repair, the estimate may be determined using a simpler model. For example, the insurance company and a repair facility may agree to following a predictive payment model in which the insurance company pays a fixed predicted capitated amount of money for each repair claim, regardless of the amount of repair work that will be needed. Alternatively, the insurance company may prepay a fixed capitated amount for a predicted number of future insurance claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Randall Hanson, Robert H. Johnson, Kurt M. Stricker, Clint J. Marlow
  • Patent number: 10614694
    Abstract: A method and system for providing information to a user of an article of furniture, the method comprising sensing a first data set about a first user of a first article of furniture, sensing a second data set about a second user of a second article of furniture, sending the first and second data sets to a processor and generating an output based on the first and second data sets and an input from an organizational user and sending the output to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Joel Zwier, Paul Noll, Kurt Heidmann, Robert Scheper, Jody Hanson
  • Patent number: 10575855
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for forming the medical devices are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example an occlusion balloon comprises an outer balloon member, and an inner balloon member having an inner wall and an outer wall and extending through at least a portion of the outer balloon member. In at least some examples, when forces acting on the inner wall of the inner balloon member equal forces acting on the outer wall of the inner balloon member, the inner balloon member defines a lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Joseph M. Connolly, Katherine Routh, Jaydeep Y. Kokate, Gary J. Pederson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Michele C. Tessmer, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Robert N. Squire, Steven L. Kangas, David Raab, Joel Munsinger, Derek K. Larson, Martin R. Willard
  • Patent number: 10524470
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. The compositions according to the invention are compatible with the membranes under application of use conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Cynthia Bunders, Richard Staub, Paul Frazer Schacht, Caleb Power, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Robert J. Ryther, Catherine Hanson
  • Publication number: 20200000090
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. The compositions according to the invention are compatible with the membranes under application of use conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Cynthia Bunders, Richard Staub, Paul Frazer Schacht, Caleb Power, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Robert J. Ryther, Catherine Hanson
  • Publication number: 20190325084
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user request for a summarization of a particular type of content objects from a client system associated with a first user, determining one or more modalities associated with the user request, selecting a plurality of content objects of the particular type based on a user profile of the first user, wherein the user profile comprises one or more confidence scores associated with one or more subjects associated with the first user, respectively, and wherein the plurality of content objects are selected based on the one or more confidence scores, generating a summary of each content object based on the user profile and the determined modalities, and sending, to the client system in response to the user request, instructions for presenting the summaries of the plurality of content objects, wherein the summaries are presented via one or more of the determined modalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Fuchun Peng, Fei Sha, Kun Han, Wenhai Yang, Anuj Kumar, Michael Robert Hanson, Benoit F. Dumoulin
  • Publication number: 20190324780
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user input including a partial request from a client system of a first user, analyzing the user input to generate one or more candidate hypotheses based on a personalized language model where each of the candidate hypotheses includes one or more of an intent-suggestion or a slot-suggestion, sending instructions for presenting one or more suggested auto-completions corresponding to one or more of the candidate hypotheses, respectively, to the client system, where each suggested auto-completion comprises the partial request and the corresponding candidate hypothesis, receiving an indication of a selection by the first user of a first suggested auto-completion of the suggested auto-completions from the client system, and executing one or more tasks based on the first suggested auto-completion selected by the first user via one or more agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jiedan Zhu, Fuchun Peng, Benoit F. Dumoulin, Xiaohu Liu, Rajen Subba, Mohsen Agsen, Michael Robert Hanson
  • Publication number: 20190317068
    Abstract: A device for the detection of conditions indicative of illicit drug production. The device includes an airborne ethanol sensor circuit configured to output a signal indicative of airborne ethanol concentration. A processor is coupled to the airborne ethanol sensor circuit, configured to receive the signal indicative of airborne ethanol concentration. The processor is configured to determine whether a value of the signal exceeds a predetermined threshold. A communication circuit is coupled to the processor, configured to send a message to at least one remote address on determination of the value of the signal exceeding the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Robert David Beck, James Hanson
  • Publication number: 20190320442
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for delivering and presenting notifications at a consumer device. The method includes receiving, by a notification manager, from a client device, a notification to be delivered to an application executing on a consumer device. The method also includes holding, by the notification manager, the notification in a notification queue. The method further includes identifying, by the notification manager, a consumer notification policy of the consumer device applicable to the notification, the consumer notification policy specifying one or more conditions for presenting the notification at the consumer device. The method further includes releasing, by the notification manager, from the notification queue, the notification for presentation at the consumer device upon determining that the conditions of the consumer notification policy have been met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jon Thies, Robert Rodriguez, Karl J. Montemayor, Lara Hanson
  • Publication number: 20190318434
    Abstract: Methods and systems for crop management are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving first information associated with an environmental management zone. The first information can relate to one or more of a land characteristic and a management practice. The first information can comprise a soil type of the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise, receiving historical weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise receiving real-time weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise executing a growth model to predict a nitrogen range for the environmental management zone based on one or more of the first information, the historical weather data, and the real-time weather data. The nitrogen range can comprise probabilities for one or more of a current time period and a future time period in the growing season.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: DONALD P. AVEY, ROBERT ALAN GUNZENHAUSER, JOE HANSON, BRUCE J. WALKER, SEAN WARNICK, JUN WEI, CHRIS WINKLER
  • Patent number: 10435323
    Abstract: A method of making a glass sheet includes exposing a refractory block material comprising at least one multivalent component to a reducing atmosphere for a time and at a temperature sufficient to substantially reduce the at least one multivalent component of the refractory block material. The method also includes flowing molten glass over the refractory block material that has been exposed to the reducing atmosphere while preventing substantial re-oxidation of the at least one multivalent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Benjamin Zain Hanson, Thomas Dale Ketcham, James Robert Rustad, Susan Lee Schiefelbein, Kochuparambil Deenamma Vargheese
  • Patent number: 10408543
    Abstract: A liquid to refrigerant heat exchanger is provided having a stack of nested plates with fluid flow passages defined between the plates. The stack includes a condenser portion and a subcooler portion. A base plate at a bottom end of the stack has a refrigerant outlet port and a receiver bottle joined to it. A receiver flow path extends through a structural connection joining the receiver bottle to the base plate to allow for fluid flow between an internal volume of the receiver bottle and the condenser portion. Another receiver flow path extends through another structural connection to allow for fluid flow between an internal volume of the receiver bottle and the subcooler portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Barfknecht, Jason Braun, Michael Eklund, Thomas Grotophorst, Jeffrey Hanson, Jean Lysoivanov, Kyle Shisler
  • Patent number: 10387977
    Abstract: Methods and systems for crop management are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving first information associated with an environmental management zone. The first information can relate to one or more of a land characteristic and a management practice. The first information can comprise a soil type of the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise, receiving historical weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise receiving real-time weather data relating to the environmental management zone. An example method can comprise executing a growth model to predict a nitrogen range for the environmental management zone based on one or more of the first information, the historical weather data, and the real-time weather data. The nitrogen range can comprise probabilities for one or more of a current time period and a future time period in the growing season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Donald P. Avey, Robert Alan Gunzenhauser, Joe Hanson, Bruce J. Walker, Sean Warnick, Jun Wei, Chris Winkler
  • Patent number: 10370560
    Abstract: VOC-compliant aqueous polyurethane floor coating compositions and components are provided. Embodiments include at least one organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg under ambient conditions and a viscosity of less than 60 cps for at least three hours after being formed. The coating compositions exhibit application characteristics of acrylic floor coatings and durability characteristics of polyurethane floor coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Robert D. P. Hei, Mark D. Levitt, Lauren K. Carlson, Nathan D. Peitersen, Anita Thomasser
  • Patent number: 10360638
    Abstract: A claim-based capitation model is proposed for handling vehicle repair insurance claims. Rather than determining a detailed estimate of the expected actual cost of repair, the estimate may be determined using a simpler model. For example, the insurance company and a repair facility may agree to following a predictive payment model in which the insurance company pays a fixed predicted capitated amount of money for each repair claim, regardless of the amount of repair work that will be needed. Alternatively, the insurance company may pre-pay a fixed capitated amount for a predicted number of future insurance claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Randall Hanson, Robert H. Johnson, Kurt M. Stricker, Clint J. Marlow
  • Patent number: 10342609
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for tissue ablation. The medical device may include an elongated shaft having a distal region. An inflatable balloon may be mounted to the distal region. The inflatable balloon may include a body region, a proximal waist, a distal waist, a proximal cone region, and a distal cone region. A skirt may be attached to the inflatable balloon and may extend proximally from the body region. An electrode assembly may be applied directly to an outer surface of the body region of the inflatable balloon. The electrode assembly may include a first conductive member applied directly to the outer surface of the body region of the inflatable balloon and extending proximally therefrom along an outer surface of the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cass A. Hanson, Derek C. Sutermeister, Daniel T. Quillin, Hong Cao, Jeffrey S. Lindquist, Adam J. Royer, Timothy A. Ostroot, James M. Anderson, Jan Weber, Robert N. Squire, Martin R. Willard, Patrick A. Haverkost, Daniel J. Horn
  • Publication number: 20190183112
    Abstract: A moving decoy that better captures the natural movements of a goose or similar game bird in critical aspects, most notably, the characteristic, highly flexible goose neck and the wagging of the tail is provided. The invention provides an improved set of neck vertebrae for use in this application and may operate as integrated into the rest of the decoy or as a modular neck modular neck may be attached to a variety of different decoys. Actuation of the neck may be provided by self-contained electrical motor and power unit in the latter case. In an alternative embodiment remote access of the neck may be provided by cables run between the decoy and a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Fick, Jose Alvarez, Sam Hanson, Scott Schnering, Joseph Stoffel, Robert Welsh, Kevin Duban, Karl Goetsch, Adam Hunger, Connor Olson, Will Peckham
  • Publication number: 20190155887
    Abstract: Enabling a computer to automatically enter information into a unified database from heterogenous documents. An image file is received. The image file is displayed in a first area of a window rendered on a tangible display device. The fields for data entry are displayed in a second area of the window. Optical character recognition is performed on the image file. At least one parameter of text is identified in the image file. The at least one parameter of the text is compared to at least one of a plurality of stored parameters. The text is sorted according to the at least one of the plurality of stored parameters into a plurality of categories, wherein sorted text is formed. The fields are auto-populated and displayed in the second area of the window based on the sorted text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Sanjay Kutty, An Hongguo, Subhash C. Vinnakota, Keith Burke, Robert Seres, Danniel Condez, Erik Hanson, Anuradha Verma
  • Patent number: 10187262
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for automated detection of multi-user computing devices such as kiosks, public terminals, and so on. Network resource requests are obtained from a client computing device. It is determined whether the client computing device is a multi-user system based at least in part on whether the network resource requests embody characteristics associated with multi-user systems. The resulting classification is stored and may be used to customize generation of requested network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper M. Johansson, Robert Hanson, Daniel W. Hitchcock, Darren E. Canavor