Patents by Inventor Stephen J. Brown

Stephen J. Brown 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: 20210292740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of inactivating viruses that may be present in human platelet lysate (hPL) by exposure to ionizing radiation. Surprisingly, the hPL retains an acceptable amount of bioactivity without requiring freeze-drying or the addition of a stabilizer. The hPL can be used as a supplement for in vitro culture of various cell types, especially human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) and for various therapeutic applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Meghan E. Samberg, Stephen E. Fischer, Yiwei Ma, Patrick B. Patterson, Samantha A. Reilly, Joyce A. Howard, Ahalya Selvaraj, Caitlin D. Peterson, Donald J. Brown
  • Patent number: 11118120
    Abstract: A method of upgrading refining streams with high polynucleararomatic hydrocarbon (PNA) concentrations can include: hydrocracking a PNA feed in the presence of a catalyst and hydrogen at 380° C. to 430° C., 2500 psig or greater, and 0.1 hr?1 to 5 hr?1 liquid hourly space velocity (LSHV), wherein the weight ratio of PNA feed to hydrogen is 30:1 to 10:1, wherein the PNA feed comprises 25 wt % or less of hydrocarbons having a boiling point of 700° F. (371° C.) or less and having an aromatic content of 50 wt % or greater to form a product comprising 50 wt % or greater of the hydrocarbons having a boiling point of 700° F. (371° C.) or less and having an aromatic content of 20 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen H. Brown, Samia Ilias, Randolph J. Smiley, Richard Demmin, Shifang Luo, Brenda A. Raich, Aldrin G. Cuevas, Keith Wilson, Jesse R. McManus, Lei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210271879
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying whether an article is validly worn by a user and releasing content to the user upon confirmation of such validly worn article. A manipulated user device equipped with at least one camera is deployed to determine if the article is validly worn. The device captures images and the system has the ability to determine from the images and any additional spatial information the orientation and/or position parameters of the article and of the user's body to confirm whether an anatomically valid spatial relationship exists between the user's body and/or body part and the worn article. Guidance for placement of the article with respect to the camera to aid in the determination process may be provided. The content released to the user can be contextual and can range from items such as music, videos, games, virtual content, augmented content, coupons (virtual or physical), promotions, special offers and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen J. Brown, Stephen C. Harris
  • Publication number: 20210257092
    Abstract: A system has a measuring device providing a readout of a physiological condition, an imaging apparatus with an Internet connection, an image recognition module executing on the imaging apparatus, the image recognition module adapted to compare images to a library of options, and to process the readout by optical character recognition (OCR), and an internet-connected server coupled to a data repository, the Internet-connected server executing coded instructions on a processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Invent.ly LLC
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 11084377
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface, a memory and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to detect a pattern. The processor may be configured to manage an application of brakes of the vehicle in response to the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 11065977
    Abstract: A method for receiving an update from a remote source may comprise a step of connecting wirelessly to a transceiver. The method may comprise a step of communicating with a remote database via the transceiver. The method may comprise a step of providing operational parameter data to the remote database. The method may comprise a step of receiving updated operational parameters from the database based on a comparison of the operational parameter data to a latest version of the operational parameter data performed by the remote database. The method may comprise a step of updating one or more components of a vehicle using the updated operational parameters. The remote database may be configured to determine a status of the components of the vehicle and provide the updated operational parameters to keep software used by the vehicle to a latest version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTLY AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 11062235
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a power source, one or more sensors, a transceiver, and a memory. The power source may be configured to store energy to power the apparatus. The one or more sensors may be configured to receive captured data from one of a plurality of sources. The transceiver may be configured to send and receive data to and from a wireless network. The processor may be configured to execute computer readable instructions. The memory may be configured to store a set of instructions executable by the processor. The instructions may be configured to (A) evaluate an expected power usage budget calculated using a predictive model of future energy consumption and (B) (i) store the captured data in the memory in a first mode and (ii) transmit the captured data to a remote storage device in a second mode. The first mode or the second mode is selected based on characteristics of the captured data received from the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Invent.ly, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20210129704
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface, a memory and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to detect a pattern. The processor may be configured to manage an application of brakes of the vehicle in response to the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Jason H. Harper, Stephen J. Brown, Nicole G. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10998100
    Abstract: A system has a measuring device providing a quantitative output of a physiological condition of a subject, a non-transitory identifier affixed to a surface proximal to the measuring device, an imaging apparatus having an Internet connection, and an internet-connected server coupled to a data repository, the Internet-connected server executing coded instructions on a processor. The physiological measuring device is engaged, providing a quantitative indication of the physiological condition of the subject, an image capture of the readout and the non-transitory identifier is captured by the imaging apparatus in a single image, and the captured image is transmitted to the internet-connected server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: INVENT.LY LLC
    Inventor: Stephen J Brown
  • Publication number: 20210086658
    Abstract: A power management system includes a sensor interface that receives sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. A storage device stores the sensor data samples for multiple points in time along a route segment traveled by the vehicle. One or more processors analyze the sensor data samples to detect a historical pattern of the vehicle. The one or more processors determine time efficient operational parameters for the vehicle in response to a destination and an estimated travel time to the destination. The estimated travel time may be based on predicted conditions of the vehicle indicated by the historical pattern. The time efficient operational parameters may be selected to decrease the estimated travel time. At least one of the sensor data samples may include telemetry data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Jason H. Harper, Stephen J. Brown, Nicole G. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10931736
    Abstract: A semantic note taking system and method for collecting information, enriching the information, and binding the information to services is provided. User-created notes are enriched with labels, context traits, and relevant data to minimize friction in the note-taking process. In other words, the present invention is directed to collecting unscripted data, adding more meaning and use out of the data, and binding the data to services. Mutable and late-binding to services is also provided to allow private thoughts to be published to a myriad of different applications and services in a manner compatible with how thoughts are processed in the brain. User interfaces and semantic skins are also provided to derive meaning out of notes without requiring a great deal of user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Brown, Andreas Schobel
  • Patent number: 10919409
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface, a memory and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to detect a pattern. The processor may be configured to manage an application of brakes of the vehicle in response to the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10889198
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a sensor interface, a memory and a processor. The sensor interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to (i) analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to detect a pattern, (ii) determine time efficient operational parameters for the vehicle in response to (a) a destination and (b) an estimated travel time to the destination. The estimated travel time may be based on current conditions of the vehicle indicated by the pattern. The time efficient operational parameters may be selected to decrease the estimated travel time. At least one of the sensor data samples may comprise telemetry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10882417
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a power train, a drive train, a solar array, a sensor interface, a storage device and a processing device. The sensor interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of the vehicle. The storage device may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processing device may be configured to (i) analyze the sensor data samples stored in the storage device to detect a pattern, (ii) monitor an amount of solar power converted using the solar array, (iii) determine an energy usage for traveling a route based on the pattern and (iv) adjust an amount of power applied to the power train in response to the energy usage for traveling the route. The amount of power applied to the power train may be adjusted in response to the amount of solar power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10882399
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface, a memory and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to detect a pattern. The processor may be configured to manage an application of brakes of the vehicle in response to the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10882416
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface, a memory and a processor. The interface may be configured to receive (i) sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle and (ii) data from a telemetry system. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to (i) analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to determine (a) operational parameters of the vehicle and (b) information associated with a second vehicle and (ii) adjust the operational parameters in response to the information associated with the second vehicle. The data from the telemetry system and the information associated with the second vehicle may be used to determine an amount of space between the vehicle and the second vehicle. The operational parameters may be adjusted to keep the amount of space within a pre-determined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10885722
    Abstract: A vehicle may have a power train, a sensor interface, a storage device and a processing device. The sensor interface may receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The storage device may store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processing device may analyze the sensor data samples stored in the storage device to detect a pattern and adjust an amount of power applied to the power train of the vehicle in response to the pattern. The pattern may be used to predict future conditions for the vehicle. The amount of power may be adjusted to improve power-resource-consumption efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10876912
    Abstract: A system for monitoring injuries comprising a plurality of wearable user input devices and a wireless transceiver. Each of the plurality of wearable user input devices may be configured to detect motion patterns of a user. Each of the plurality of wearable user input devices may be configured as performance equipment. The wireless transceiver may be configured to communicate the motion patterns to a user device. The user device may be configured to (i) develop and store reference patterns related to impacts, (ii) compare the detected motion patterns with the reference patterns, (iii) estimate a location and direction of an impact based on the comparison, (iv) accumulate data from the estimated impact with previously suffered impact data, (v) aggregate results based on the accumulated impact data and context information and (vi) generate feedback for the user based on the aggregated results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Invent.ly, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Brown, Hector H. Gonzalez-Banos
  • Patent number: 10850616
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an interface, a memory and a processor. The interface may be configured to (a) receive (i) sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle and (ii) data from a telemetry system and (b) connect to a remote database. The memory may be configured to store (a) the sensor data samples over a number of points in time and (b) the data from the telemetry system. The processor may be configured to (i) analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to determine current conditions and (ii) associate the current conditions with a route segment traveled by the vehicle. The route segment is identified according to the data from the telemetry system. The current conditions associated with the route segment are uploaded to the remote database to enable historical route information for a plurality of route segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Invently Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper
  • Patent number: 10829002
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a sensor interface, a memory and a processor. The sensory interface may be configured to receive sensor data samples during operation of a vehicle. The memory may be configured to store the sensor data samples over a number of points in time. The processor may be configured to (i) analyze the sensor data samples stored in the memory to detect a pattern and (ii) predict a destination of a driver in response to (a) the pattern and (b) historical data associated with operation of the vehicle. At least one of the sensor data samples may be driver-related. At least one of the sensor data samples may comprise telemetry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTLY AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Martin Koebler, Nicole G. Goldstein, Stephen J. Brown, Jason H. Harper