Patents by Inventor Samuel A. Francis

Samuel A. Francis 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: 20200345945
    Abstract: A drive train (T) for a wind-up injection device (1) for injecting a liquid drug comprises a torsional energy storage (9) adapted to be loaded or unloaded by a rotatable element (6), a rotatable user handle (8), a rotationally driveable expelling mechanism (5) adapted to expel the liquid drug and a clutch element (12) coupled with the torsional energy storage (9) via the rotatable element (6) and comprising a ratchet (12.4) for maintaining the rotatable element (6) at one of a number of discrete angular positions against the torque of the torsional energy storage (9). The clutch element (12) is adapted to transmit a torque from the user handle (8) via the rotatable element (6) to the torsional energy storage (9) or alternatively from the torsional energy storage (9) via the rotatable element (6) to the expelling mechanism (5), wherein the ratchet (12.4) is switchable from one position to an adjacent position by a torque transmitted from the user handle (8) to the torsional energy storage (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Stefan Blancke, Axel Teucher, Ralph Donald Quentin Collings, James Robert Coop, James Anthony West, Stephen Francis Gilmore, Daniel David Higgins, Mark Digby Teucher, Anthony Paul Morris, Matthew Meredith Jones, William Geoffrey Arthur Marsh, Samuel Keir Steel
  • Patent number: 10827061
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying call data associated with a received call, identifying call parameters from the call data, and the call parameters include one or more call routing parameters associated with call routing of the call and one or more call session parameters associated with a call session of the call, assigning weights to one or more of the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, determining a scam score for the call based on a sum of the weights applied to the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, and blocking the call when the scam score is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold scam score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Hamilton Botner, Collin Michael Turney, Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Charles Donald Morgan, Jamelle Adnan Brown, Chee-Fung Choy, Samuel Kenton Welch, Nysia Inet George, Andrew Collin Shaddox
  • Patent number: 10805459
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include receiving one or more data messages, identifying calls and corresponding call data from the one or more messages, identifying call parameters from the call data, applying a call activity filter criteria to the call parameters to identify a suspect sub-set of the call parameters which indicate an elevated likelihood of call scam, forwarding the call parameters and the suspect sub-set of call parameters to one or more call data tables, and assigning one or more scam designation threshold scores to the suspect sub-set of the call parameters in the one or more call data tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Hamilton Botner, Andrew Collin Shaddox, Collin Michael Turney, Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Charles Donald Morgan, Jamelle Adnan Brown, Chee-Fung Choy, Samuel Kenton Welch, Nysia Inet George
  • Publication number: 20200320485
    Abstract: The present subject matter involves a system and method for producing and processing electronic transactions, including electronic checks, in a secure manner. In various embodiments, a secure server provides an electronic check service that maps payees to participating lockbox service providers and provides electronic payment instructions from the payor to the lockbox service providers to process payments to the payees. In various embodiments, a check is printed to fulfill Check21 Act requirements, electronic images are obtained of front and back of the printed check, and check image pairs are created of the electronic images of the front and back of the printed check. In various embodiments, paper items are processed where the electronic check service does not find an electronic deposit match. In various embodiments, the electronic lockbox files are used in a secure electronic payment platform that assists in the generation of electronic checks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Rodney Pete Springhetti, Lawrence Francis Buettner, Samuel William Golbach, Christopher Wade Clausen
  • Publication number: 20200319759
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a streamlined computer device and a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Various views of digital media content permits users to easily and efficiently access various digital media content. Different views are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the user. Aspects include permitting the user to maintain and manage digital media content libraries. According to some embodiments, the libraries comprise user digital media content and references digital media content. Functionality provided to a user can be tailored to the type of content displayed, accessed and/or managed. According to various aspects, methods and systems are provided for accessing and managing digital media libraries on a streamlined computing device with a plurality selectable I/O profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Matthew David Day, Noah Bruce Guyot, Daniel Kuo, Jenea Boshart Hayes, Aaron Tang, David Livingstone Fore, John Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Donald Francis Fischer, Christian Marc Schmidt, Lisa Strausfeld, Marc Gallucci, Eric Sutton, Samuel Wallace Webber, Christine Meahan, Phillip Henson
  • Publication number: 20200267212
    Abstract: This present invention is directed towards a container orchestration method such as Kubernetes in which pods monitor themselves to determine if they are likely to require additional resources or vertical scaling within a given timeframe. If the pod determines that it will need additional processing power it notifies the state manager to begin allocating these resources on the same node or a different virtual or physical node before the CPU usage reaches 99%+. The state manager receives this request and allocates the necessary resources ahead of time. When the pod's CPU usage reaches 99%+, the state manager will remove the pod from the existing node and moves the application to the new pod on a different node in which sufficient resources are allocated. This invention brings about efficient utilization of nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Alex C. Chatt, Andrew Dunnings, Samuel Hawker, Uchendu Emmanuel Nnorom, Simon Francis Page
  • Publication number: 20200267210
    Abstract: This present invention is directed towards a container orchestration system such as Kubernetes in which pods monitor themselves to determine if they are likely to require additional resources or vertical scaling within a given timeframe. If the pod determines that it will need additional processing power it notifies the state manager to begin allocating these resources on the same node or a different virtual or physical node before the CPU usage reaches 99%+. The state manager receives this request and allocates the necessary resources ahead of time. When the pod's CPU usage reaches 99%+, the state manager will remove the pod from the existing node and moves the application to the new pod on a different node in which sufficient resources are allocated. This invention brings about efficient utilization of nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Alex C. Chatt, Andrew Dunnings, Samuel Hawker, Uchendu Emmanuel Nnorom, Simon Francis Page
  • Patent number: 10708669
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a data processing method comprises generating impression estimate data that specifies an estimated total number of impressions of a plurality of non-program media items that are possible during future transmission of a plurality of media programs via a plurality of media channels; based on the impression estimate data, generating campaign data specifying a target number of impressions of a particular non-program media item and specifying one or more particular media channels to receive the particular non-program media item; based on the campaign data, and based upon transmission schedule data that specifies future times of transmission of the plurality of media programs via the plurality of media channels, automatically determining digitally stored promotional schedule data that specifies a plurality of times to transmit the particular non-program media item to achieve the target number of impressions; wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jocelyne Francis, Brian Tatum, Amanda Held, Justin Streufert, Sarah Gershkon, Anthony Anderson, John Urbanik, Jacob Stern, Stacy Milspaw, Mahmoud Abdelsalam, Grant Wu, Jake Cornelius, Rolando Fentanes, Christian Tessier-Lavigne, Samuel Lite, Ankit Buddhiraju
  • Patent number: 10684743
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a streamlined computer device and a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Various views of digital media content permits users to easily and efficiently access various digital media content. Different views are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the user. Aspects include permitting the user to maintain and manage digital media content libraries. According to some embodiments, the libraries comprise user digital media content and references digital media content. Functionality provided to a user can be tailored to the type of content displayed, accessed and/or managed. According to various aspects, methods and systems are provided for accessing and managing digital media libraries on a streamlined computing device with a plurality selectable I/O profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Matthew David Day, Noah Bruce Guyot, Daniel Kuo, Jenea Boshart Hayes, Aaron Tang, David Livingstone Fore, John Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Donald Francis Fischer, Christian Marc Schmidt, Lisa Strausfeld, Marc Gallucci, Eric Sutton, Samuel Wallace Webber, Christine Meahan, Phillip Henson
  • Patent number: 10601986
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying call data associated with a received call, identifying call parameters from the call data, and the call parameters include one or more call routing parameters associated with call routing of the call and one or more call session parameters associated with a call session of the call, assigning weights to one or more of the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, determining a scam score for the call based on a sum of the weights applied to the call routing parameters and the call session parameters, and blocking the call when the scam score is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold scam score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Mark Hamilton Botner, Andrew Collin Shaddox, Collin Michael Turney, Daniel Francis Kliebhan, Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Charles Donald Morgan, Jamelle Adnan Brown, Chee-Fung Choy, Samuel Kenton Welch, Nysia Inet George
  • Publication number: 20200019720
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for processing private data using a workflow action are described. A method may include identifying, at a user device that is authenticated to access a local system, an action of a workflow that is running on an external server that is external to the local system. The action may involve processing private data stored within the local system. The method may further include receiving, at the user device, a direct data query associated with the action, the direct data query including a set of encoded instructions that are self-extracting upon being executed by a browser of the user device. The method may further include executing, by the browser of the user device, the set of encoded instructions to directly access the private data and transmitting an indication of a result of the action based on directly accessing the private data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Eliot Chasman, David Chungnan Wu, Hugh Francis Cockburn, Alex Edelstein, Antoine Barseni, Franck Thomas, Antoine Magnier, Nhi Nguyen, Benoit Dufourd, Samantha Reynard, Samuel William Bailey
  • Publication number: 20190374162
    Abstract: A catheter assembly or other elongate tubular device for use in establishing vascular or other access within the body of a patient is disclosed. The catheter assembly is equipped with one or more sensors that enable monitoring of one or more physiological aspects of the patient or physical aspect of the catheter assembly itself when the catheter assembly is disposed within the patient. Such aspects include central venous pressure, body temperature, ECG heart signals, oxygen levels, ultrasound data, glucose, etc. The catheter assembly includes the ability to wirelessly transmit or otherwise forward data relating to the detected physiological parameters to another location, such as a patient electronic medical record, smartphone or other mobile device, nurse station, etc. Catheter assemblies configured to detect the frequency of catheter flushing, flushing quality, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Blake Allen, Todd P. McFarland, Samuel A. Francis, Bret Hamatake
  • Publication number: 20190373472
    Abstract: Method and Systems for configuring, monitoring, updating and validating Internet of Things (IoT) software code and configuration using blockchain smart contract technology. The use of smart contracts for delivering software code and or configuration scripts to IoT devices is an enhanced cybersecurity solution meant to ensure the security and integrity of IoT devices. The use of smart contracts is also shown how it can be used for verifying the integrity of the IoT devices software code and or configuration is a proactive method of cybersecurity. The proactive cybersecurity method will prevent man in the middle attacks as well as preventing rogue devices from impacting other IoT devices or networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Rose Margaret Smith, Samuel Francis Smith, Clyde Clinton Smith
  • Patent number: 10433790
    Abstract: A catheter assembly or other elongate tubular device for use in establishing vascular or other access within the body of a patient is disclosed. The catheter assembly is equipped with one or more sensors that enable monitoring of one or more physiological aspects of the patient or physical aspect of the catheter assembly itself when the catheter assembly is disposed within the patient. Such aspects include central venous pressure, body temperature, ECG heart signals, oxygen levels, ultrasound data, glucose, etc. The catheter assembly includes the ability to wirelessly transmit or otherwise forward data relating to the detected physiological parameters to another location, such as a patient electronic medical record, smartphone or other mobile device, nurse station, etc. Catheter assemblies configured to detect the frequency of catheter flushing, flushing quality, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Blake Allen, Todd P. McFarland, Samuel A. Francis, Bret Hamatake
  • Publication number: 20190282694
    Abstract: Immunoprotective primary mesenchymal stems cells (IP-MSC) which episomally express immunoreactive polypeptides that specifically target a pathogen (e.g., an infectious species of virus, bacterium, or parasite) or toxin are described herein. The immunoreactive polypeptides can be, e.g., full antibodies, single-chain antibodies (ScFV), Fab or F(ab)2 antibody fragments, diabodies, tribodies, and the like). Optionally IP-MSC are transfected to express one or more other immunomodulating polypeptides, e.g., a cytokine such as an interleukin (e.g., IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-7, IL-9, and IL-12), an interferon (e.g., IFN?, IFN?, or IFN?), and the like, which can enhance the effectiveness of the immunoreactive polypeptides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND, AUTOIMMUNE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Francis Garry, Luis Manuel Branco, Bruce Alan Bunnell, Russell B. Wilson, Samuel E. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190226260
    Abstract: A commercial vehicle used for parcel delivery is installed with a control module. The control module communicates wirelessly with a transmitter to give control to the vehicle operator. The vehicle operator can access the vehicle's cargo compartment through the bulkhead door and/or the rear door solely by using the transmitter as opposed to manually actuating the door latch. A door actuator is added to the bulkhead door such that when the bulkhead door is wirelessly actuated the door opens without operator assistance, and the process of the door opening does not damage the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle operator can initiate the control module to allow a push-button start and stop of the vehicle's ignition system. Such elements contribute to time savings and cost savings for parcel delivery operators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Spartan Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest M. McDonald, II, James M. Newcomer, Michael Andrew Smith, Samuel Francis Colalillo, Jr., Shan Lentine, Marcia Ann Blevens
  • Patent number: 10357562
    Abstract: Immunoprotective primary mesenchymal stems cells (IP-MSC) which episomally express multiple immunoreactive polypeptides that specifically target a pathogen (e.g., an infectious species of virus, bacterium, or parasite) or toxin are described herein. The IP-MSC express two or more (e.g., 2 to about 100) immunoreactive polypeptides (e.g., full antibodies, single-chain antibodies (ScFV), Fab or F(ab)2 antibody fragments, diabodies, tribodies, and the like), and optionally one or more other immunomodulating polypeptides, e.g., a cytokine such as an interleukin (e.g., IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-7, IL-9, and IL-12), an interferon (e.g., IFN?, IFN?, or IFN?), and the like, which can enhance the effectiveness of the immunoreactive polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, Autoimmune Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Francis Garry, Luis Manuel Branco, Bruce Alan Bunnell, Russell B. Wilson, Samuel E. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20190214107
    Abstract: The invention provides for methods and systems for engineering target proteins, based on protein sequence characteristics that influence the likelihood of obtaining a crystal suitable for X-ray structure solution, to improve protein crystallization, as well as related material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Victor NAUMOV, William Nicholson PRICE, II, Samuel K. HANDELMAN, John Francis HUNT, III
  • Patent number: 10246921
    Abstract: A commercial vehicle used for parcel delivery is installed with a control module. The control module communicates wirelessly with a transmitter to give control to the vehicle operator. The vehicle operator can access the vehicle's cargo compartment through the bulkhead door and/or the rear door solely by using the transmitter as opposed to manually actuating the door latch. A door actuator is added to the bulkhead door such that when the bulkhead door is wirelessly actuated the door opens without operator assistance, and the process of the door opening does not damage the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicle operator can initiate the control module to allow a push-button start and stop of the vehicle's ignition system. Such elements contribute to time savings and cost savings for parcel delivery operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Spartan Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest M. McDonald, II, James M. Newcomer, Michael Andrew Smith, Samuel Francis Colalillo, Jr., Shan Lentine, Marcia Ann Blevens
  • Patent number: D898742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Elite Robotics
    Inventors: Patricia Kay, Robert Kay, Zachary Francis, Samuel Palmer