Patents by Inventor Roderick A. Hyde

Roderick A. Hyde 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: 10655883
    Abstract: A system and associated methods of operation for regulating an environmental variable (such as ambient room temperature) within a target zone. The system includes an occupancy sensor configured to monitor the target zone and determine a number of inhabitants present within the zone. The occupancy sensor generates an occupancy signal communicating the number of detected inhabitants to an environmental control system. Upon receiving the occupancy signal, the environmental control system regulates an environmental variable within the zone based on the number of inhabitants present in the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Eun Young Hwang, Roderick A. Hyde, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200148335
    Abstract: A fluid control system includes a deformable surface that covers a body in at least a first and second direction. The first direction is orthogonal to the second direction. The deformable surface includes a bottom side that faces the body and a top side that is opposite the bottom side. The fluid control system also includes at least one deformer between the deformable surface and the body. The at least one deformer is configured to modify a boundary layer of a fluid that is flowing over the deformable surface by selectively deforming the top side of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: David William Wine, Roderick A. Hyde, Brian C. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20200121215
    Abstract: A micro impulse radar (MIR) system includes an MIR transceiver circuit configured to transmit, towards a subject, at least one transmitted radar signal, and receive at least one radar return signal. The system includes a control circuit configured to generate a control signal defining a radar signal parameter of the at least one transmitted radar signal, provide the control signal to the MIR transceiver circuit to cause the MIR transceiver circuit to transmit the at least one transmitted signal based on the radar signal parameter, and determine, based on the at least one radar return signal, a physiological parameter of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, David William Wine, Brian C. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20200121277
    Abstract: A stethoscope system includes a microphone device configured to receive a plurality of sound waves from the subject and output an audio signal corresponding to the plurality of sound waves; and a control circuit configured to receive the audio signal from the microphone device and calculate a physiological parameter based on the audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, David William Wine, Mary Neuman, Roger Zundel, Brian C. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20200121214
    Abstract: A micro impulse radar (MIR) system includes a first sensor, a second sensor, and a control circuit. The first sensor includes a micro impulse radar (MIR) sensor configured to receive a plurality of radar returns corresponding to an MIR radar signal transmitted towards a subject. The second sensor is configured to detect sensor data regarding the subject. The control circuit is configured to calculate a physiological parameter of the subject based on the plurality of radar returns and the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, David William Wine, Mary Neuman, Brian C. Holloway
  • Patent number: 10629338
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The apparatus includes a magnetic substrate at least partially covered by a first negative-permittivity layer comprising a first plasmonic outer surface. The apparatus includes a plasmonic nanoparticle having a magnetic element at least partially covered by a second negative-permittivity layer comprising a second plasmonic outer surface. The apparatus includes a dielectric-filled gap between the first plasmonic outer surface and the second outer surface. The first plasmonic outer surface, the dielectric-filled gap, and the second plasmonic outer surface are configured to support one or more mutually coupled plasmonic excitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gleb M. Akselrod, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Maiken H. Mikkelsen, Tony S. Pan, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10610635
    Abstract: Devices, systems, or methods are disclosed herein for treatment of disease in a vertebrate subject. The device can include a quasi-planar substrate; and one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types at least partially embedded within the quasi-planar substrate, wherein the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types is configured to interact with one or more cell types. The device can further include one or more sensors configured to detect at least one aspect of an interaction between the at least one of the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types and the one or more cell types; and a controller in communication with the one or more sensors, wherein the controller is configured to responsively initiate modification of at least one of the one or more laterally-mobile effector molecule types, the quasi-planar substrate, and the one or more cell types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gearbox LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10606989
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accessing at least one persona that includes a unique identifier that is at least partly based on a first user's device-identifier data and the first user's network-participation data; verifying the persona by comparing the first user's device-identifier data and the first user's network-participation data of the unique identifier to a second user's device-identifier data and the second user's network-participation data; and presenting the persona in response to a request for personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Matthew G. Dyor, William Gates, Xuedong Huang, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Qi Lu, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Satya Nadella, Daniel Reed, Harry Shum, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10609270
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring a request for particular image data that is part of a scene, transmitting the request for the particular image data to an image sensor array that includes more than one image sensor and that is configured to capture the scene that is larger than the requested particular image data, receiving only the particular image data from the image sensor array, and transmitting the received particular image data to at least one requestor. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund II, LLC
    Inventors: Ehren Brav, Russell Hannigan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, 3ric Johanson, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S Pan, Phillip Rutschman, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10596382
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for enhancing learning of a sound pattern or relating to a sound pattern are described. A sound output corresponding to the sound pattern is delivering to the subject, and a learning enhancing neural stimulus is delivered to a cranial nerve of the subject in association with the sound output. The neural stimulus may be, for example, a transcutaneous neural stimulus. In an aspect, the subject is prompted to mentally rehearse the sound pattern. Electrical control circuitry controls timing of delivery of sound outputs and neural stimuli. In some aspects, the system is implemented in connection with a personal computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Stephen L. Malaska, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10596365
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a garment system including at least one sensor and at least one actuator that operates responsive to sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause a flexible compression garment to selectively constrict or selectively dilate, thereby compressing or relieving compression against at least one body part of a subject. Such selective constriction or dilation can improve muscle functioning or joint functioning during use of motion-conducive equipment, such as an exercise bike or rowing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10597442
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are disclosed herein for producing one or more immunoglobulins in an isolated cytotoxic B lymphocyte cell line. An isolated cell line includes an isolated B lymphocyte cell line capable of expressing at least one exogenously incorporated membrane immunoglobulin capable of binding to a first antigen and at least one endogenous secreted immunoglobulin capable of binding to a second antigen, and further capable of expressing at least one exogenously incorporated recombinant B cell receptor that signals for expression of cytotoxic effector molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Kota Biotherapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Wayne R. Kindsvogel, Gary L. McKnight
  • Publication number: 20200090805
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring compliance of a patient with a prescribed treatment regimen are described. Patient activity is detected unobtrusively with an activity sensor at the patient location, and activity data is transmitted to a monitoring location. Patient speech detected during use of a communication system such as a mobile telephone by the patient may also be used as an activity signal. Patient activity and/or speech is processed at the patient location or monitoring location to identify activity parameters or patterns that indicate whether the patient has complied with the prescribed treatment regimen. The activity sensor and other components at the patient location may be incorporated into, or associated with, a cell phone, computing system, game system, or vehicle system, for example. The system may provide a report to an interested party, for example a medical care provider or insurance company, regarding patient compliance with the prescribed treatment regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Paul Duesterhoft, Daniel Hawkins, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Patent number: 10593137
    Abstract: An identification device includes, but is not limited to, a deformable substrate; a sensor assembly including one or more identity sensors configured to generate identity sense signals associated with a physical characteristic of an individual subject; circuitry configured to receive the identity sense signals, the circuitry including an identity comparison module configured to compare identity sense signals to reference data indicative of physical characteristics associated with an identity of at least one individual to determine whether the identity sense signals correspond to the identity of the at least one individual; and a reporter configured to generate communication signals associated with a comparison of the identity sense signals to reference data, the reporter including a transmitter or transceiver configured to transmit the communication signals to a system for association with a file corresponding to the at least one individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Melanie K. Kitzan, Gary L. McKnight, Robert C. Petroski, Elizabeth A. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10589105
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for controlling delivery of a stimulus to a pinna of a subject with a stimulator worn on the pinna are described. A wearable stimulation device includes a mechanical, electrical, or other type of stimulator secured to a pinna of a subject. A personal computing device in communication with the wearable stimulation device controls delivery of stimuli and other aspects of operation of the device. In some aspects recommendations regarding neural stimuli and other stimuli or experiences to be delivered in association with the neural stimuli are provided via a computing system in communication with the personal computing device or the wearable stimulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund II, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Stephen L. Malaska, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10591751
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems including at least one ophthalmic device and methods of using the system. The ophthalmic device includes at least one switchable lens therein that includes at least one electro-optical material. The ophthalmic device also includes at least one charging electrical circuitry. The charging electrical circuitry is electrically coupled to the switchable lens and is configured to receive electrical energy from or provide electrical energy to the switchable lens. The ophthalmic device can also include at least one transfer electrical circuitry that can be coupled to and configured to transfer electrical energy between the charging electrical circuitry and the switchable lens. The ophthalmic device can also include at least one controller operably coupled to at least the charging electrical circuitry and the transfer electrical circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, John Marshall, Clarence T. Tegreene, Roger Zaldivar, Roberto Zaldivar
  • Patent number: 10587156
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a wireless power distribution system is disclosed. The wireless power distribution system includes a routing module having at least one processor configured to determine a route for a power-receiving device to travel responsive to receiving input about one or more characteristics associated with the power-receiving device or one or more wireless power transmitters for delivering power to the power-receiving device. The wireless power distribution system further includes the one or more wireless power transmitters operably coupled to the routing module. The one or more wireless power transmitters are configured to wirelessly transmit the power to the device at one or more locations along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10575476
    Abstract: Provided is a reflective article including a first reflecting material and a second retro reflecting material; where sunlight that is photosynthetically active is at least partially reflected by the article and sunlight that is not photosynthetically active is at least partially retro reflected by the article. Also provided is a method for growing a plant, where the method includes placing the reflective article under, around, or in the proximity of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10575834
    Abstract: Devices and methods for profiling microbiota of skin are described which include a microbe profiling device including a device head and a hand-held housing, the device head including an epidermis-engaging component and an access window and configured to dislodge microbes from a skin surface, and the hand-held housing defining an opening aligned with the access window, the hand-held housing including a motor operably coupled to a motivatable component, a substrate disposed in relation to the motivatable component and including a microbe-capture region, a location-capture component to detect a location of one or more regions of the skin surface as the epidermis-engaging component contacts said one or more regions, at least one sensor component to detect one or more signals emitted or reflected from the microbe-capture region, and a computing component including circuitry to associate the location of said one or more regions of the skin surface and the detected one or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10581175
    Abstract: A holographic radar reflector includes a surface with a plurality of substantially microwave wavelength scale patterns along one or more portions of the surface. The holographic radar reflector can be a non-specular reflector, where the plurality of substantially microwave wavelength scale patterns have varying reflectivity. The holographic radar reflector can reflect electromagnetic radiation emitted from a fixed feed point in varying directions depending on the portion of the surface reflecting the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Tom Driscoll, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov