Patents by Inventor Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee 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: 20190276237
    Abstract: A dispensation system having a hopper that is located remote to the remainder of the dispensation system. The hopper can be located remote from a delivery system and a conveyor or other transmitting device can connect the hopper to the delivery system. The hopper can therefore be located in an area that is more accessible or less valued than the area in which the products or objects are dispensed, allowing a more efficient product distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Freeosk, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Lee Koenigsknecht, Peter Jonathan Resnick, Albert John Kohn, Stephen Joseph Koza, Robert Dean Chadderdon, Michael Adam Jones
  • Patent number: 10412231
    Abstract: A telecommunications method for call forwarding including storing information regarding a called party in at least one local database, where the information regarding the called party is stored in a user account and making a telephone call by dialing a telephone number with a telephone, where the telephone is contained in a telephone management system. The method also includes determining whether the telephone number is associated with the user account and transferring, via the switchboard, the call to the called party if the telephone number is associated with the user account, where the telephone management system is in communication with a revenue management system, and also where the revenue management system contains at least one local database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Value-Added Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kermit Dwain Heaton, Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10405962
    Abstract: A method for making a polymer with a porous layer from a solid piece of polymer is disclosed. In various embodiments, the method includes heating a surface of a solid piece of polymer to a processing temperature and holding the processing temperature while displacing a porogen layer through the surface of the polymer to create a matrix layer of the solid polymer body comprising the polymer and the porogen layer. In at least one embodiment, the method also includes removing at least a portion of the layer of porogen from the matrix layer to create a porous layer of the solid piece of polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vertera, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Hsiang Chang, Stephen Lee Laffoon, Christopher S. D. Lee, David Lee Safranski
  • Patent number: 10405579
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for assembling cartridges for aerosol delivery devices. A system may include assembly cells each including an assembly track and assembly carriages that ride thereon and which engage components of partially-assembled cartridges. A transfer apparatus may transfer partially-assembled cartridges between the assembly cells. In another example system, cartridges may be assembled on platforms on a rotary track. The platforms may include assembly grippers with sequentially-opening clamps configured to receive the components of the partially-assembled cartridges. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William Robert Collett, Quentin Paul Guenther, Jr., Paul Andrew Brinkley, Jeffrey Edward Allgeyer, Ethan Matthew Bernhardt, Andrew Ross Matthews, Roger Ritter, Stephen Todd Schafer, Mathieu Leboeuf, Martin Lee Maple, Trenton S. Noonan, Kevin Paul Schafer
  • Publication number: 20190272610
    Abstract: A system is described herein that facilitates the easy scheduling and conducting of prison visitations. The system provides a remotely-accessible means for visitors to authenticate themselves, check the availability of those they wish to visit, and schedule a visit with that individual. As part of this process, the system tracks the availability of prison inmates as well as the devices and visit sites that are available to those inmates. In this manner, the system can quickly identify the availability of different inmates in order to provide on-demand scheduling capabilities to potential visitors. The system is connected to multiple facilities as well as public networks, and therefore can be remotely accessed. Additionally, the system also functions to monitor visits while they are in progress, as well as to store visit recordings for future review. Because the system is networked, remote monitors can access the review system in order to monitor visits or review recordings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Lee HODGE, Anthony BAMBOCCI
  • Patent number: 10405007
    Abstract: A system for a video sharing service for inmates in correctional facilities is disclosed. The system includes an inmate device of an inmate, a database storing inmate profiles, and a video sharing server configured to receive a registration request from the inmate device for registration of an inmate for the video sharing service, the registration request including user credentials of the inmate, retrieve an inmate profile of the inmate from the database, authenticate the inmate based on the user credentials and the inmate profile, create an account for the inmate for the video sharing service in response to authentication of the inmate, receive an upload request to upload a video from the inmate device, analyze the video for restricted content, and assign a rating to the video based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10402520
    Abstract: An electronic design automation tool includes an application program interface API. The API includes a set of parameters and procedures supporting atomistic scale modeling of electronic materials. The procedures include a procedure to execute first principles calculations, a procedure to process results from the first principles calculations to extract device scale parameters from the results, and a procedure to determine whether the device scale parameters extracted from the results lie within a specified range of the stored information for the material. The procedures also include a procedure to parameterize an input parameter of a first principles procedure, including a procedure to execute a set of DFT computations across an input parameter space to characterize sensitivity of one of the intermediate parameter and the output parameter. Also included is a procedure to execute a second set of DFT computations across a refined input parameter space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SYNOPSYS, INC.
    Inventors: Yong-Seog Oh, Michael C. Shaughnessy-Culver, Stephen Lee Smith, Jie Liu, Victor Moroz, Pratheep Balasingam, Terry Sylvan Kam-Chiu Ma
  • Patent number: 10403770
    Abstract: A conductive paste composition comprises (i) an inorganic powder comprising at least a conductive powder, (ii) at least one microgel polymer, and (iii) a solvent. The paste composition may be used in a process for manufacturing an electrical device comprising: preparing a substrate; applying the conductive paste onto the substrate in a preselected pattern; and heating the applied conductive paste to form a conductive structure that provides an electrode for connecting the device. The paste composition beneficially permits the formation of narrow, high aspect ratio features in the conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Wolfe, John Donald Summers, Bryan Benedict Sauer, Hoang Vi Tran, Brian D Mather, Hee Hyun Lee, Esther Kim, Ma Helen Cativo, Yuefei Tao
  • Patent number: 10404080
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed for providing electrical charge to residents of a controlled-environment facility. In an embodiment, a charging station may be provided in an area accessible to an inmate to allow charging of in an inmate smart device, such as a phone or tablet. In an embodiment, a portable charger may be provided to an inmate for charging a smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORP.
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Publication number: 20190258819
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for providing controlled environment resident statuses. In an embodiment, a resident status communication system communicates with non-resident communication devices via audio calls and/or textual messages to provide inmate statuses as well as information related to the operation and administration of a correctional facility. The resident status communication system receives requests for information from the non-resident communication devices, determines whether the non-resident is authorized to access the requested information, and provides the requested information in a natural language format to facilitate the user experience. The resident status communication system also allows law enforcement officials and/or correctional facility staff to maintain statuses related to inmates and selectively distribute this information to authorized non-residents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Lee HODGE
  • Publication number: 20190255278
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • Patent number: 10387939
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system as described herein may receive financial institution product information from a plurality of financial institutions distributed across a computing network. The system may also receive data from the plurality of financial institutions distributed across the computer network and create or update an ontology. A relevance score may be generated for a set of financial institution products which may, in conjunction with a campaign definition provided by a financial institution administrator, be used to associate users with a list of campaigns which may be stored as campaign data. An online banking application at a user device may request campaign data for a user. In response, the system may return campaign data for the user to the online banking application. Using the campaign data, the online banking application may select one or more products to recommend to the user and display content for the selected products on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Q2 Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Lee Barbour, Adam David Anderson, Benjamin Ray Webster, Kristi Lynn Voll, Stephen John Zabel
  • Patent number: 10385516
    Abstract: The disclosure provides tissue webs and products comprising cross-linked cellulosic fibers. In certain embodiments cross-linked cellulosic fibers are selectively disposed in one or more layers of a multi-layered tissue, wherein the tissue layer comprising cross-linked fibers is adjacent to a layer which is substantially free from cross-linked fiber. The cross-linked fibers may include hardwood kraft fibers reacted with a cross-linking agent selected from the group consisting of DMDHU, DMDHEU, DMU, DHEU, DMEU, and DMeDHEU. Tissue products and webs produced in this manner generally have improved sheet bulk, without losses in strength, compared to similar tissue products produced without cross-linked cellulosic fibers. As such the tissue products of the present invention generally have a basis weight from about 10 to about 50 gsm, a sheet bulk greater from about 8.0 to about 12.0 cc/g and geometric mean tensile from about 730 to about 1,500 g/3?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Zawadzki, Stephen Michael Lindsay, Christopher Lee Satori, Mike Thomas Goulet, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Donald Eugene Waldroup, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Publication number: 20190247678
    Abstract: Techniques for modulating peripheral nerves using focused ultrasound (FUS) are provided. Methods include locating a peripheral nerve in a subject using an imaging probe, providing a FUS having one or more ultrasound parameters to a location on the peripheral nerve, and modulating the peripheral nerve. The methods can further include eliciting and measuring a physiological response from the FUS modulation, generating tissue deformation in the vicinity of the FUS modulation, and imaging the nerve and the tissue deformation simultaneously with FUS modulation. Systems for use in the modulation of peripheral nerves are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Elisa E. Konofagou, Matthew Downs, Stephen Lee, Min Gon Kim, Hermes Arytto Salles Kamimura
  • Publication number: 20190251094
    Abstract: A migration management service can partition a service and migrate resource data without requiring the resource to be taken offline. The migration management service can receive a request to partition a service into multiple partitioned services that are independent of one another. The request can identify one or more resources associated with each partition. For example, a single service receiving data for resources throughout the world can be divided into multiple regional services, where each regional service is independent of the others. The migration management service can track the status of data while migrating. As new messages are received from resources, the migration management service can determine the migration status of the resources. If the data for a resource is not migrated, the original data store can be used. However, if the data is migrated, the message can be forwarded to the appropriate partition for further processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Christopher Trier, Xuan Wu, Chao Song, Guoqiang Duan, Aaron Joseph Coon, Brian Lee Blackmore, William Lundberg
  • Publication number: 20190253464
    Abstract: A system is described herein that facilitates the monitoring of inmate communications. The system provides a remotely-accessible means for a reviewer to monitor a call between an inmate and another person. The system includes a monitoring server and a monitoring station. The monitoring server is configured to receive a call and call information from a communication center and process the call for monitoring, schedule a review of the call; and store the call, the call information, and scheduling data. The monitoring station is configured to receive the call and the call information from the monitoring server based on the scheduling data, and to display the identifying information and facilitate the review of the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee HODGE
  • Patent number: 10380138
    Abstract: Computer implemented systems and methods are disclosed for importing data from electronic data files. In accordance with some embodiments, a file format is assigned to a source electronic data files by a data importation system. The data importation system may further identify a file type identifier associated with the source electronic data file and map the source electronic data file to a transformation template. The data importation system may further store the file format, file type identifier, and an indication of the transformation template as a file type profile associated with the source electronic data file in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Yazicioglu, Christopher Luck, Robert Giardina, Justin Streufert, Timothy Slatcher, Gregory O'Connor, Brandon Marc-Aurele, Olivia Zhu, Howard Schindel, Henry Tung, Lucas Ray, Christopher Leech, Eric Jeney, Stefan Negrus, Jason Lee, Alessandro Mingione, John McKinstry Doyle, Hunter Pitelka, Ethan Lozano, Joel Ossher, Matthew Fedderly
  • Patent number: 10377744
    Abstract: The invention discloses a new series of inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) with improved physical properties that enhance their druglikeness to treat sEH associated diseases such as chronic diabetic neuropathic pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Eicosis, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce D. Hammock, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Ahmet Bora Inceoglu
  • Patent number: 10376106
    Abstract: A dispenser assembly for dispensing a liquid product includes a bottle configured to store the product, a venting pump connected to the bottle and configured to control dispensing of the product from the bottle, a mounting component, and an enclosure connected to the mounting component and engaging the bottle, wherein the enclosure is movable relative to the mounting component between an open configuration and a closed configuration, and wherein the bottle is selectively removable from the enclosure when the enclosure is in the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Vi-Jon, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna M. Santoro, Andy Lee Kirkpatrick, Kacey James Kreuter, Stephen John Kocis, Lesley S. Corker, Stephen Joel Zwonitzer, Russell Kroll, Randal Porter
  • Patent number: D857739
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Patrick Lee Coffman, Alan C. Dye, Stephen O. Lemay, Raymond Sepulveda