Patents by Inventor Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes 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: 10382382
    Abstract: A client device receives from a user, in an application associated with a social networking service provided by a server system, a first user input for creating a first post on a social networking system. In response to the first user input, a plurality of icons for selection by the user are displayed. A selection of a first icon from the plurality of icons is received from the user. The first post including a first image associated with the user is posted to the social networking system. The first image includes the first icon overlaying at least a portion of a profile picture of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Christiana Chae, Jonathan Chan, Reece Stephen Davies, James Altreuter, Huiming Han, Harshdeep Singh, Volodymyr Giginiak, Connor C. Hayes, Sachin Monga, Tatiana A. Vlahovic, Mohan Jiang, Xinjie Zhou, Jesse Marion Blake Halim, Chieh Ho, Matthew Randall Kula, Meng Lu, Adrian Lai
  • Publication number: 20190055104
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for detecting filament jams and filament runout conditions on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers, including a filament feed sensor configured to detect feeding of a filament by a filament drive motor and provide a feeding status thereof; a filament drive motor sensor configured to detect movement of the filament drive motor and provide a movement status thereof; and a processor configured to compare the feeding status and the movement status to detect at least one of a filament jam and filament runout condition on a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: RoboGardens LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Hayes
  • Publication number: 20190021292
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for feeding aquatic animals, including a hopper configured to hold food to be dispensed; a dispensing mechanism coupled to the hopper to dispense the food from the hopper to a feeding area in water; a camera configured to capture images from the feeding area; and a processor configured to perform image analysis of the images captured from the camera and control the dispensing mechanism based the captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: RoboGardens LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Hayes
  • Publication number: 20180191141
    Abstract: A cable puller in accordance with some example embodiments is configured to pull rope or cable through a conduit. The cable puller includes a puller frame having a first side and a second opposite side, first and second capstans rotatably mounted on the frame, and a motor operatively coupled to the first and second capstans and configured to rotate the first and second capstans. The first and second capstans extend outwardly from the same side of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: James Donald Schmidt, Matt Stephen Hayes, Gerald Jonathan Tully, Avery Paul Rosenbloom
  • Publication number: 20180191140
    Abstract: A conduit attachment system according to some embodiments of the disclosure is configured to be attached to a cable puller for securing the cable puller to a threaded conduit. The attachment system includes a mounting member configured to be attached to the cable puller, an engaging member attached to the mounting member, and a clamp plate attached to the mounting member, the clamp plate configured to be inserted into a passageway of the conduit and configured to bear against an inner surface of the conduit which forms the passageway. One of the engaging member and the clamp plate has a ledge surface upon which the end surface of the conduit bears against. At least one of the engaging member and the clamp plate is adjustable in position relative to the mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: James Donald Schmidt, Matt Stephen Hayes, Avery Paul Rosenbloom
  • Patent number: 8528704
    Abstract: A pedal (10) is formed from a single molding and includes first and second arms (12, 14), each provided with an over molded marker (16, 18). The pedal (10) has two fittings (20, 22) for coupling with a brake actuator rod (24) and a coupling member (26) respectively. A castor (40) includes a wheel (42) which can rotate about a bushing (44) and a coupling shaft (46). Within the shaft (46) there is provided a brake mechanism for locking the wheel (42). A base frame (80) for a bed includes longitudinal and transverse struts (52, 54) arranged in a rectangular form, with four castors (40) and four associated pedal assemblies (10). Two actuator rods (24) are provided, one for each pair of opposing pedal assemblies (10), while two connecting elements (26) are provided, one for each pair of side-by-side pedal assemblies (10). All the pedals and thus all the brake mechanisms are coupled to one another through the two actuator rods (24) and two coupling elements (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Patent number: 8466801
    Abstract: The patient monitoring system comprises at least one load cell element (12) mounted in relation to a support surface, the load cell element (12) determining movement of a person on a support surface. The movement is determined based on a reference (31) measured using the load cell element (12) when the person is positioned on the support surface in a reference position and the subsequent load changes determined using the load cell element in relation to the reference. If the load change exceeds a pre-defined threshold, an alarm (18) is activated. The user is able to set the threshold value of the alarm system according to the physical condition of the patient. For example, in some cases it is necessary to he notified about any movements and in others only major movements are of interest. The patient monitoring system is able to provide a flexible means of monitoring of a patient by a nurse or carer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Patent number: 8397324
    Abstract: A hinge assembly (32-36) for a frame assembly (20) of for example, a hospital bed, has a smooth outer form which substantially conforms to the outer size of frame assembly struts to which it couples. The hinge assembly (32-36) has its components located internally and provides at least one reliable electrically conductive path therethrough so as to provide an electrical connection between frame struts (24-30) coupled together by the hinge (32-36), avoiding the need for electrical wires. There are provided angle markers on the hinge to indicate the degree of rotation of the hinge halves (50 52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Holl-Yoak
  • Patent number: 7941881
    Abstract: A bed assembly includes a wheeled base, a sub-frame and mattress support frame. The sub-frame supports a plurality of electrically operated actuators which provide for raising and lowering of the bed. The bed can be lowered to a first low position in which the bed frame is around 38 to 45 centimeters above floor height and to a lower position in which the frame is around 30 centimeters above floor height. The bed is lowered to the first height upon receipt of a first command input and can only be lowered below that first height upon receipt of a second control input distinct from the first control input. Preferably, the bed is lowered at a slower speed from the first low height to its lowermost position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Patent number: 7895689
    Abstract: A bed assembly (10) includes a frame (22) which supports four curved mattress support panels (50-56) which are able to move with pivoting of the various parts of the frame (22). The curved panels (50-56) better conform to a patient's body shape and provide an effective lengthening of the mattress support (50-56), particularly when the back rest (30, 50) is raised to a sitting position. The support panels (50-56) are located below the pivot points of the frame (22), which further enhances the lengthening effect. The assembly also includes first and second patient retention panels (80, 82) with complementary edges (92, 94) which can slide over one another. A key pad unit (100) protrudes from the retention panel (80) at a convenient patient position and can be gripped by a patient's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Patent number: 7868292
    Abstract: The invention is a device for detecting images formed by thermal infrared radiation. It uses a two dimensional array of thermally sensitive elements formed of material whose capacitance changes with temperature. Changes in capacitance of the detector elements are measured and used to form an electronic representation of the thermal infared image. The detector array can be fabricated using inexpensive materials and processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Stephen Hayes
  • Publication number: 20100045474
    Abstract: The patient monitoring system comprises at least one load cell element (12) mounted in relation to a support surface, the load cell element (12) determining movement of a person on a support surface. The movement is determined based on a reference (31) measured using the load cell element (12) when the person is positioned on the support surface in a reference position and the subsequent load changes determined using the load cell element in relation to the reference. If the load change exceeds a pre-defined threshold, an alarm (18) is activated. The user is able to set the threshold value of the alarm system according to the physical condition of the patient. For example, in some cases it is necessary to he notified about any movements and in others only major movements are of interest. The patient monitoring system is able to provide a flexible means of monitoring of a patient by a nurse or carer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Publication number: 20090113633
    Abstract: A bed assembly (10) includes a frame (22) which supports four mattress support panels (50-56) which are able to move with pivoting of the various parts of the frame (22). The frame (22) is formed with a plurality of transverse struts (40) which depend from the frame (22). The mattress support panels (50-56) are releasably supported on the struts (40). The panels (50-56) can thus be removed to gain access to the bed components below the platform (20). The frame (22) presents substantially vertical side wall to accommodate a variety of mattresses, including mattresses not specifically designed for the bed (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Publication number: 20080295248
    Abstract: A bed assembly (10) includes a frame (22) which supports four curved mattress support panels (50-56) which are able to move with pivoting of the various parts of the frame (22). The curved panels (50-56) better conform to a patient's body shape and provide an effective lengthening of the mattress support (50-56), particularly when the back rest (30, 50) is raised to a sitting position. The support panels (50-56) are located below the pivot points of the frame (22), which further enhances the lengthening effect. The assembly also includes first and second patient retention panels (80, 82) with complementary edges (92, 94) which can slide over one another. A key pad unit (100) protrudes from the retention panel (80) at a convenient patient position and can be gripped by a patient's hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Publication number: 20080282469
    Abstract: A hinge assembly (32-36) for a frame assembly (20) of for example, a hospital bed, has a smooth outer form which substantially conforms to the outer size of frame assembly struts to which it couples. The hinge assembly (32-36) has its components located internally and provides at least one reliable electrically conductive path therethrough so as to provide an electrical connection between frame struts (24-30) coupled together by the hinge (32-36), avoiding the need for electrical wires. There are provided angle markers on the hinge to indicate the degree of rotation of the hinge halves (50 52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Publication number: 20080276369
    Abstract: A bed assembly includes a wheeled base, a sub-frame and mattress support frame. The sub-frame supports a plurality of electrically operated actuators which provide for raising and lowering of the bed. The bed can be lowered to a first low position in which the bed frame is around 38 to 45 centimetres above floor height and to a lower position in which the frame is around 30 centimetres above floor height. The bed is lowered to the first height upon receipt of a first command input and can only be lowered below that first height upon receipt of a second control input distinct from the first control input. Preferably, the bed is lowered at a slower speed from the first low height to its lowermost position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Publication number: 20080264733
    Abstract: A pedal (10) is formed from a single moulding and includes first and second arms (12, 14), each provided with an over moulded marker (16, 18). The pedal (10) has two fittings (20, 22) for coupling with a brake actuator rod (24) and a coupling member (26) respectively. A castor (40) includes a wheel (42) which can rotate about a bushing (44) and a coupling shaft (46). Within the shaft (46) there is provided a brake mechanism for locking the wheel (42). A base frame (80) for a bed includes longitudinal and transverse struts (52, 54) arranged in a rectangular form, with four castors (40) and four associated pedal assemblies (10). Two actuator rods (24) are provided, one for each pair of opposing pedal assemblies (10), while two connecting elements (26) are provided, one for each pair of side-by-side pedal assemblies (10). All the pedals and thus all the brake mechanisms are coupled to one another through the two actuator rods (24) and two coupling elements (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Patent number: 7441291
    Abstract: A profiling bed or similar support surface having a back section, seat section, thigh and calf section convertible to a chair configuration. The back section is mounted on an angled slide to retract as it is rotated. The angle of the slide also provides upward lift of the back section as it is retracted and rotated. This combination of movements mimics the way a person's tissues stretch when they move to a sitting position, reducing pressure and shear. At the same time, the thigh section can be rotated to an incline and the calf section either raised into a horizontal configuration or lowered to a chair configuration during movement of the thigh section. In another embodiment the thigh section is also mounted on a slide to retract towards the foot end as it is rotated to an incline, providing reduction of abdominal strain and increased comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Publication number: 20070180619
    Abstract: A bed (10) or trolley or similar consists of a platform (20) comprising a back section (21), seat section (22), thigh section (23) and foot section (24). The “auto contour” controls are configured such that when the sections (21, 23, 24) are driven from a flat condition, the back (21) and thigh (23) sections are moved simultaneously, until they reach the same angle. The thigh section (23) then remains at that position and the back section (21) continues until it reaches its maximum position. To lower the sections using the “auto contour” controls only the back section (21) is driven down until it reaches the equivalent position to the thigh section (23) and then both sections (21, 23) are driven down simultaneously. The patient is held in a relatively constant position, thereby reducing the shear between the patient's skin and the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak
  • Patent number: D553382
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Hayes, Stephen Hollyoak