Patents by Inventor Stephen King

Stephen King 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: 11524927
    Abstract: Monoethylene glycol (MEG) may be reclaimed by a process that includes contacting a MEG-water-salt stream with a heat transfer fluid and then flash separating the MEG and water in the flash separator vessel where the pressure is higher than 0.3 barA (0.03 MPa), the temperature is in the range of above 120° C. to about 250° C., and the residence time of the MEG and water ranges from about 1 second to about 10 minutes, and then removing the MEG and water in an overhead of the flash separator vessel and removing the salt from the flash separator vessel. In some embodiments it is expected that the temperature of the process may range from above 165° C. to about 250° C. and/or that the pressure may be atmospheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Stephen King, Brian Edward Messenger, Harihara V. Nemmara, Z. Frank Zheng, Shihui Zhou
  • Patent number: 11481406
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic computer aided innovation via multidimensional complementary difference recommendation and exploration are disclosed including categorizing a first and second data element in a database with a first attribute and second attribute, respectively, of a first dimension, a dimension being an aspect of a situation, problem, or thing. The first and second data elements are categorized with a first attribute and a second attribute of a second dimension, the second dimension being different from the first dimension. Analyzing the first and second attribute of the first dimension and the first and second attribute of the second dimension to determine a ratio of similarity and dissimilarity; calculating a composite score of the ratio of the first dimension and the ratio of the second dimension; and generating and storing a link between the first and second data element when the composite score is within numerical limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Exaptive, Inc.
    Inventors: David King, Stephen Arra, Frank Evans, Alanna Riederer
  • Patent number: 11477393
    Abstract: A method of view selection in a teleconferencing environment includes receiving a frame of image data from an optical sensor such as a camera, detecting one or more conference participants within the frame of image data, and identifying an interest region for each of the conference participants. Identifying the interest region comprises estimating head poses of participants to determine where a majority of the participants are looking and determining if there is an object in that area. If a suitable object is in the area at which the participants are looking, such as a whiteboard or another person, the image data corresponding to the object will be displayed on a display device or sent to a remote teleconference endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Bryan, Wei-Cheng Su, Stephen Paul Schaefer, Alain Elon Nimri, Casey King
  • Publication number: 20220306783
    Abstract: Disclosed in embodiments herein are ionomers and methods of making the same. The ionomers comprise a neutralized blend of olefin-carboxylic acid copolymers and Group II, Group IIIA, and transition metal salts. The method includes mixing an acid copolymer formed from an ?-olefin monomer and an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid having at least one carboxylic acid group with an amine-containing aqueous solution to form an aqueous dispersion containing an amine salt of the acid copolymer. The method further includes mixing a solution of a Group IIA , Group IIIA, or transition metal salt with the aqueous dispersion containing the amine salt of the acid copolymer to exchange at least a portion of the amine salt for the Group IIA , Group IIIA, or transition metal salt, thereby forming the ionic copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Xue Chen, Stephen King
  • Patent number: 11383021
    Abstract: A trans-anal irrigation (TAI) device has a pump base unit, an irrigation fluid reservoir, a wireless electronic controller, fluid tubing, and a disposable rectal catheter in fluid communication with the tubing. The rectal catheter has a retention balloon and a waste control valve. The fluid tubing contains two or three separate lumens for irrigation fluid and retention balloon inflation/deflation and optionally for waste control valve actuation. None of the lumens ever communicates with any other lumen. A hydraulic control circuit has a pump that pumps in one direction only but, with suitable control valves, is able to pump water to and from the retention balloon and to and from an optional waste control valve. A water temperature sensor is mounted in the pump base unit at a thin-wall section. The temperature sensor sends a signal to a controller which provides an indication of whether the water temperature is suitable for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome A. Henry, William K. Arnold, Donald V. Matesi, Mary L. Glennon, Denise Gamblin, Christina Augustyn, Jeanne E. Lee, Colin Conlon, Stephen King, Martin Bruggemann, Mark Liddle, Malford E. Cullum
  • Publication number: 20220104421
    Abstract: The unique annual herbaceous Cannabis plant variety ‘Red KROSS02-BK’ is provided. The variety can be distinguished by its outstanding features as described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Ian Dixon, Stephen King
  • Patent number: 11244353
    Abstract: Inventory data is stored, wherein the inventory data represents for each of a plurality of broadcast stations a corresponding inventory of audio advertising spots available from that broadcast station to be filled by an advertising placement system. An advertising campaign data representing a set of advertising objectives of an advertising campaign is received. The inventory data is used to iteratively select advertising spots to be associated with the advertising campaign, based at least in part on a respective computed fitness of match between each selected advertising spot and said advertising objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Jelli, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul LeFlohic, Torsten Schulz, Stephen King Dougherty
  • Patent number: 11238501
    Abstract: A selection of a broadcast media ad network and a set of parameters including one or both of a goal and a constraint associated with an advertising campaign is received. Based at least in part on said selection and said set of parameters an advertising proposal, the advertising proposal is determined including an identification of a set of broadcasters associated with the selected broadcast media ad network and for each a corresponding advertising plan portion of the advertising proposal. Information representing the advertising proposal is caused to be displayed at a node from which said selection and set of parameters were received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Jelli, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreeharsha Kamireddy, Jateen P. Parekh, Torsten Schulz, Michael S. Dougherty, Stephen King Dougherty, Stephanie Shieh
  • Publication number: 20210350385
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing assistance for customer service agents are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, by a computing device, customer interaction data that reflects an interaction between a first user and a second user. The actions further include receiving, by the computing device, a customer summary file that reflects characteristics of the first user. The actions further include, based on the customer interaction data and the customer summary file, determining, by the computing device, instructions for the second user to continue interacting with the first user during the interaction between the first user and the second user. The actions further include, based on determining the instructions, providing, for output to the second user, the instructions for the second user to continue interacting with the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: James Ellison, Mark Hanson, Joel Werdell, Stephen King, Christopher Mills, Phoebe Parsons, Kasey Snow
  • Publication number: 20210350384
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing assistance for customer service agents are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, by a computing device, customer interaction data that reflects an interaction between a first user and a second user. The actions further include receiving, by the computing device, a customer summary file that reflects characteristics of the first user. The actions further include, based on the customer interaction data and the customer summary file, determining, by the computing device, instructions for the second user to continue interacting with the first user during the interaction between the first user and the second user. The actions further include, based on determining the instructions, providing, for output to the second user, the instructions for the second user to continue interacting with the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: James Ellison, Mark Hanson, Joel Werdell, Stephen King, Christopher Mills, Phoebe Parsons, Kasey Snow
  • Publication number: 20210283325
    Abstract: A system for performing irrigation of a body cavity includes a reservoir containing an irrigation liquid, a catheter and a controller. The catheter is configured to be at least partially inserted into the body cavity and has a flushing passage, a drain passage and a retention balloon. A waste drain valve is in fluid communication with the drain passage of the catheter and is movable between a closed configuration, where waste is retained within the drain passage, and an open configuration where waste flows through the drain passage. The controller is in fluid communication with the reservoir and the catheter, and has a pump and a valve assembly. The valve assembly is changeable between configurations where, when the pump is actuated, irrigation liquid is pumped from the reservoir to the retention balloon, from the reservoir to the flushing passage of the catheter and from the retention balloon to the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jerome A. Henry, William K. Arnold, Donald V. Matesi, Denise Gamblin, Mary L. Glennon, Martin Bruggemann, Colin Conlon, Stephen King, Malford E. Cullum
  • Publication number: 20210284845
    Abstract: A treated cellulosic material comprising a cellulosic material having a porous structure defining a plurality of pores, the cellulosic material comprising wood including wood or wood composite materials, at least a portion of the pores containing the reaction product of one or more of the following: a water soluble polyol, an epoxy-containing resin, a catalyst or curing agent, and the cellulosic material. A method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising providing a cellulosic material; a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with a water-soluble polyol; and a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with an epoxy-containing resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Xue Chen, Stephen King
  • Publication number: 20210268398
    Abstract: A system and method to partially vaporize a process or feed water stream does so in a liquid pool zone of a vessel as the stream comes into contact with a heating medium that is less volatile than the process stream. To keep the pool hot, the heating medium can be recirculated through a heater of a pump-around loop or a heater can be placed in the liquid pool. As the process stream is partially vaporized, any solids present in the process stream together with the unvaporized process or feed water stream move into the heating medium. These solids and unvaporized liquids may be further removed from the heating medium in the pool or in the pump-around loop. The vaporized process stream can be further condensed. Any heat recovered can be used to pre-heat the process stream or in the pump-around loop's heater in case of mechanical vapor recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara
  • Patent number: 11083974
    Abstract: A system and method to reboil a process or feed water stream in a distillation system does so in a liquid pool zone of a vessel as the stream is removed from a distillation column and comes into contact with a heating medium that is immiscible with and less volatile than the process stream. To keep the pool hot, the heating medium can be recirculated through a heater of a pump-around loop or a heater can be placed in the liquid pool. As the process stream is partially vaporized, any solids present in the process stream together with the unvaporized process or feed water stream move into the heating medium. These solids and unvaporized liquids may be further removed from the heating medium in the pool or in the pump-around loop. The vaporized stream is returned to the distillation column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara, Matthew S. Henley
  • Patent number: 11072035
    Abstract: An auxiliary welding heating system includes an induction heating coil disposed adjacent to a welding torch or plasma cutter. The auxiliary welding heating system further includes an induction power supply configured to generate an alternating current and a step-down transformer coupled to the induction power supply. The induction heating coil is coupled to the step-down transformer and is configured to receive the alternating current and induce eddy currents in a welding work piece to heat the welding work piece before an advancing welding arc or plasma cut to a homologous temperature of at least approximately 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Earl Holverson, Jerald Edward Jones, Valerie Lisa Rhoades, Stephen King Madden
  • Publication number: 20210097576
    Abstract: Inventory data is stored, wherein the inventory data represents for each of a plurality of broadcast stations a corresponding inventory of audio advertising spots available from that broadcast station to be filled by an advertising placement system. An advertising campaign data representing a set of advertising objectives of an advertising campaign is received. The inventory data is used to iteratively select advertising spots to be associated with the advertising campaign, based at least in part on a respective computed fitness of match between each selected advertising spot and said advertising objectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John Paul LeFlohic, Torsten Schulz, Stephen King Dougherty
  • Publication number: 20210097580
    Abstract: A selection of a broadcast media ad network and a set of parameters including one or both of a goal and a constraint associated with an advertising campaign is received. Based at least in part on said selection and said set of parameters an advertising proposal, the advertising proposal is determined including an identification of a set of broadcasters associated with the selected broadcast media ad network and for each a corresponding advertising plan portion of the advertising proposal. Information representing the advertising proposal is caused to be displayed at a node from which said selection and set of parameters were received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Sreeharsha Kamireddy, Jateen P. Parekh, Torsten Schulz, Michael S. Dougherty, Stephen King Dougherty, Stephanie Shieh
  • Patent number: 10918966
    Abstract: A system and method to vaporize a process or feed water stream does so in a liquid pool zone of a vessel as the stream comes into contact with a heating medium that is less volatile than the process stream. To keep the pool hot, the heating medium can be recirculated through a heater of a pump-around loop or a heater can be placed in the liquid pool. As the process stream is vaporized, any solids present in the process stream come out of the process stream and move into the heating medium. These solids may be further removed from the heating medium in the pool or in the pump-around loop. The vaporized process stream can be further condensed. Any heat recovered can be used to pre-heat the process stream or used in the pump around loop's heater in case of mechanical vapor recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara, Brian Edward Messenger
  • Patent number: 10864456
    Abstract: A system and method to partially vaporize a process or feed water stream does so in a liquid pool zone of a vessel as the stream comes into contact with a heating medium that is less volatile than the process stream. To keep the pool hot, the heating medium can be recirculated through a heater of a pump-around loop or a heater can be placed in the liquid pool. As the process stream is partially vaporized, any solids present in the process stream together with the unvaporized process or feed water stream move into the heating medium. These solids and unvaporized liquids may be further removed from the heating medium in the pool or in the pump-around loop. The vaporized process stream can be further condensed. Any heat recovered can be used to pre-heat the process stream or in the pump-around loop's heater in case of mechanical vapor recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara
  • Patent number: 10832288
    Abstract: Inventory data is stored, wherein the inventory data represents for each of a plurality of broadcast stations a corresponding inventory of audio advertising spots available from that broadcast station to be filled by an advertising placement system. An advertising campaign data representing a set of advertising objectives of an advertising campaign is received. The inventory data is used to iteratively select advertising spots to be associated with the advertising campaign, based at least in part on a respective computed fitness of match between each selected advertising spot and said advertising objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Jelli, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul LeFlohic, Torsten Schulz, Stephen King Dougherty