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: 10929486
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that relate to an “activity assistant” that provides users with dynamically-selected “activities” that are intelligently tailored to the user's world. The subject technology receives the one or more global parameters of one or more selected activities. The subject technology further receives the one or more account-specific parameters of a selected user account. For the selected user account, and for each of the one or more selected activities, the subject technology: (a) determines one or more signals based at least in part on one or more of the global parameters of the selected activity and one or more of the account-specific parameters of the selected user account, and (b) uses the determined signals as a basis for determining an importance of the selected activity for the selected user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Chau, Andrew Timothy Szybalski, Stephane Lafon, Andrea Lynn Frome, Jerry Howard Morrison, Derek King Prothro, Huy Tuan Nguyen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210001089
    Abstract: The present invention provides a steerable medical or surgical device, in particular a steerable catheter having one or more actuators which may be integrated into a catheter without the need for welding the actuator to the catheter, the device comprising a main shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one braided actuator coupled to the main shaft at or adjacent the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Dean King, Stephen Duffy, Paul Flaherty
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200364221
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: David King, Stephen Arra, Frank Evans, Alanna Riederer
  • Patent number: 10832291
    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: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Jelli, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreeharsha Kamireddy, Jateen P. Parekh, Torsten Schulz, Michael S. Dougherty, Stephen King Dougherty, Stephanie Shieh
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200131068
    Abstract: Wastewater may be reconditioned for re-use in a food processing line. The wastewater is subjected to coarse particle separation on the wastewater to create first stage water, after which large and small particles in the first stage water are separated in a liquid waste separator to create a second stage water. The second stage water is directed to a flocculation settling tank to aggregate remaining solids, and the remaining solids are removed to create a third stage water. Finally, the third stage water is treated with at least one of UV light and chemical antimicrobials to create reusable water. The reusable water is delivered upstream to reduce fresh water requirements. Ferrate (IV) is an exemplary antimicrobial that has broad applications in the food processing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: James L. McNaughton, Michael Barnas, Stephen King Auman, Aaron Redden, Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 10597705
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods for ligating nucleic acid ends comprise: conducting a nucleic acid ligation reaction in the presence of at least one agent that generates a ligatable terminal 5? phosphate group by removing an adenylate group from a terminal 5? phosphate of a nucleic acid. In some embodiments, an aprataxin enzyme can catalyze removal of an adenylate group from a terminal 5? phosphate of a nucleic acid. In some embodiments, methods for ligating nucleic acid ends comprise: conducting a nucleic acid ligation reaction in the presence of an aprataxin enzyme under conditions suitable for ligating nucleic acid ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Hendricks, David King, Lei Xi, Marian Peris
  • Publication number: 20200079713
    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: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Stephen King, Brian Edward Messenger, Harihara V. Nemmara, Z. Frank Zheng, Shihui Zhou
  • Publication number: 20200039843
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara, Matthew S. Henley
  • Patent number: 10494671
    Abstract: Methods, assays, compositions and kits for the ligation of short polynucleotides are presented herein. The short polynucleotides are optionally no more than 7 nucleotides in length, and can be as short as 3 or 4 nucleotides in length. The ligation is optionally performed by CV ligase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Hendricks, David King
  • Patent number: 10485242
    Abstract: The invention provides a sensor-guided, automated system that is capable of intelligently cutting crustaceans, such as crab and lobster, into a plurality of portions, as directed. More particularly, the present system is capable of effectively butchering each individual crustacean in response to how the system's sensor(s) assess the physical characteristics of each crustacean as it arrives via a conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation (CCFI)
    Inventors: Stephen King, Paul Hearn
  • Patent number: 10478745
    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: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara, Brian Edward Messenger
  • Patent number: 10471366
    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: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CAMERON SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara, Matthew S. Henley
  • Publication number: 20190314964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to torque application tools, such as an electronic torque screwdriver, with a multiple axis gyroscope (such as a 3-axis gyroscope or other type of gyroscope) and torque sensor that allows for simultaneous or sequential measurement of torque and angle around the axis of the tool. Targets for torque and angle measurements may be used to create algorithms to detect breakaway torque, residual torque, or to perform error proofing to ensure unique fasteners are tightened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerry A. King, Nathan J. Lee, John L. Reynertson, Stephen M. Bauer, Jie Li
  • Publication number: 20190305669
    Abstract: A voltage source converter (VSC) includes AC terminal(s) connected to an AC network, DC terminal(s) connected to a DC network, energy storage device(s) to selectively store and release energy, and switching element(s) connected between the AC and DC terminals. Each switching element and each energy storage device arranged so that each switching element is switchable to selectively switch each energy storage device into circuit with each DC terminal. The VSC further includes a controller to switch each switching element to switch each energy storage device into circuit to use the energy stored to inject test electrical signal(s) into the DC network in response to a fault in the DC network and when the VSC is disconnected from the AC network. The controller also monitors the test electrical response of the DC network to the injection of each test electrical signal to determine characteristic(s) and/or location of the fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robin GUPTA, Rosemary Louise KING, Robert Stephen WHITEHOUSE, Carl David BARKER
  • Publication number: 20190270030
    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: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara
  • Publication number: 20190262740
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara, Brian Edward Messenger
  • Patent number: 10370264
    Abstract: A system and method to desalinate a 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 feed water 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 feed water stream is vaporized or partially vaporized, any solids and unvaporized water present in the feed water stream come out of the stream and move into the heating medium. These solids and unvaporized water may be further removed from the heating medium in the pool or in the pump-around loop. The heat exchange surface does not contact the feed water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Cameron Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Z. Frank Zheng, Christopher Stephen King, Harihara V. Nemmara