Patents by Inventor Stephen Milton

Stephen Milton 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: 10841743
    Abstract: Provided is a process of merging data from feeds from multiple sources of computing device network activity data having heterogenous device identifier namespaces and device identifier to device mappings that change over time, the process including: accessing three or more sources of network activity log data from three or more different sources of network activity data, wherein: for each of the sources of network activity log data, based the respective network activity log data, updating a multi-namespace mapping that maps the external-namespace device identifiers to internal-namespace device identifiers in an internal namespace of a system configured to profile mobile computing devices based on logged network activity data of the mobile computing devices, wherein: the namespace mapping comprises a plurality of external-namespace-specific mappings each mapping a respective type of device identifier in a respective external namespace used in the network activity log data to one or more internal-namespace devic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10802085
    Abstract: A system determines the data stored on a piece of magnetic media by obtaining an image that represents the magnetic state of the piece of magnetic media using a magneto-optic image sensor. In an example, the image sensor is connected to a mechanism that moves over the piece of magnetic media, and the system takes a plurality of images which are stitched together into a composite image of the state of the piece of magnetic media. The system analyzes the image to identify regions that contain data, extracts the encoded data from the regions. The encoded data is decoded in accordance with an encoding scheme used by the piece of magnetic media. In some examples, a file structure is applied to the data and data files are recovered from the image. In various examples, the piece of magnetic media can be hard disk media, floppy disk media, or magnetic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Keith John Perez, Stephen Milton Jones
  • Patent number: 10783172
    Abstract: Provided is a process of obtaining a plurality of location data sets from different providers of user geolocation history, each location data set including a plurality of user-activity records, each user-activity records being associated with a user identifier and including geolocations of the corresponding user and times that the corresponding user was at the geolocations, the different providers having different user identifiers for a given corresponding user; matching, by one or more processors, the user identifiers between the location data sets based on geolocations of the corresponding user and times that the corresponding user was at the geolocations; and storing the matched user identifiers in association with one another in corresponding user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Publication number: 20200286111
    Abstract: Provided is a process that determines a device-dwell graph based on noisy reported geolocations for mobile computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Milton
  • Publication number: 20200246471
    Abstract: Polymeric reagents are provided comprising a moiety of atoms arranged in a specific order, wherein the moiety is positioned between a water-soluble polymer and a reactive group. The polymeric reagents are useful for, among other things, forming polymer-active agent conjugates. Related methods, compositions, preparations, and so forth are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: J. Milton Harris, Antoni Kozlowski, Samuel P. McManus, Michael D. Bentley, Stephen A. Charles
  • Publication number: 20200252794
    Abstract: Provided is a distributed application that shifts certain server-side operations from geolocation analytics platforms to client computing devices to enhance consumer privacy and the collection and use of potentially sensitive, personal data about an individual and their mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Drew Breunig
  • Publication number: 20200182949
    Abstract: A system determines the data stored on a piece of magnetic media by obtaining an image that represents the magnetic state of the piece of magnetic media using a magneto-optic image sensor. In an example, the image sensor is connected to a mechanism that moves over the piece of magnetic media, and the system takes a plurality of images which are stitched together into a composite image of the state of the piece of magnetic media. The system analyzes the image to identify regions that contain data, extracts the encoded data from the regions. The encoded data is decoded in accordance with an encoding scheme used by the piece of magnetic media. In some examples, a file structure is applied to the data and data files are recovered from the image. In various examples, the piece of magnetic media can be hard disk media, floppy disk media, or magnetic tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Keith John Perez, Stephen Milton Jones
  • Patent number: 10679231
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method that includes obtaining a user location dataset indicative of a location visited by a user, the user location dataset being based at least in part on a location signal received from a mobile computing device associated with the user, determining that the location visited corresponds to a geographic location of a place of interest, determining, using a computer, a visit count corresponding to the location dataset, adjusting a visit count for the place of interest to include the visit count corresponding to the location dataset, and storing the adjusted visit count for the place of interest in a visitation rate datastore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Publication number: 20200160363
    Abstract: Provided is a process of discovering psychographic segments of consumers with unsupervised machine learning, the process including: obtaining a first set of consumer-behavior records; converting the first set of consumer-behavior records into respective consumer-behavior vectors; determining psychographic segments of consumers by training an unsupervised machine learning model with the first set of consumer-behavior vectors; obtaining a second set of consumer-behavior records after determining the psychographic segments of consumers; converting the second set of consumer-behavior records into respective consumer-behavior vectors; classifying the second set of consumer-behavior vectors as each belonging to at least a respective one of psychographic segments with the trained machine learning model; and predicting based on the classification a likelihood of the respective consumer engaging in behavior associated with a corresponding one of the psychographic segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Publication number: 20200160364
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: obtaining geolocations histories of computing devices; assigning different subsets of the location histories to different computing devices in a compute cluster; querying a geographic information system (GIS) with geolocations in the geolocations histories to obtain identifiers of chain retail establishments; determining visit graphs for the individuals; and determining, for a given retail chain and a given individual, a score indicative of an affinity of the given individual to the given retail chain based on the visit graphs for more than 100 individuals including the given individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10646578
    Abstract: Polymeric reagents are provided comprising a moiety of atoms arranged in a specific order, wherein the moiety is positioned between a water-soluble polymer and a reactive group. The polymeric reagents are useful for, among other things, forming polymer-active agent conjugates. Related methods, compositions, preparations, and so forth are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nektar Therapeutics
    Inventors: J. Milton Harris, Antoni Kozlowski, Samuel P. McManus, Michael D. Bentley, Stephen A. Charles
  • Patent number: 10625295
    Abstract: The present invention includes a dispensing system for dispensing a packaged product, e.g. a condiment, onto one or more areas. A package including a pouch having the product therein cooperates with a dispensing gun to dispense a dose of product. In various aspects the invention includes a packaging system that includes a container and a flexible package; a package with a frangible seal, the package including a flexible pouch; a dispensing assembly for dispensing a product from the package; a dispensing gun system; a method of making a package; and a method of dispensing a product. The packaging system includes a container such as a rigid sleeve, and a flexible pouch positioned within the container interior, and also includes a valve that enables the product to exit the pouch interior and be dispensed. An optional diffuser coordinates with the valve to dispense product from one or more product outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen F. Compton, Joe Milton Bowen, Steven T. Calvert, Andrew B. Carrouth, Timothy G. Caudle, David L. Ackerman, Howard Dean Conner, Hubert J. Cook, Csaba Frank Kiss, Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 10609554
    Abstract: Provided is a distributed application that shifts certain server-side operations from geolocation analytics platforms to client computing devices to enhance consumer privacy and the collection and use of potentially sensitive, personal data about an individual and their mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Drew Breunig
  • Publication number: 20200017117
    Abstract: Provided is a system configured to determine and push adjustments to vehicle operations using machine-learning systems across multiple computing layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Milton
  • Publication number: 20190338214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for obtaining a lipid from a cell by lysing the cell, contacting the cell with a base and/or salt, and separating the lipid. The present invention is also directed to a lipid prepared by the processes of the present invention. The present invention is also directed to microbial lipids having a particular anisidine value, peroxide value, and/or phosphorus content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Robert CHERINKO, Robert Cody KERTIS, Kirk E. APT, Paul Warren BEHRENS, Jon Milton HANSEN, Joseph W. PFEIFER, III, Tracy Lynn STAHL, Ross E. Zirkle, Nasrin TABAYEHNEJAD, Krishna RAMAN, Neil Francis LEININGER
  • Patent number: 10423973
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: obtaining geolocations histories of computing devices; assigning different subsets of the location histories to different computing devices in a compute cluster; querying a geographic information system (GIS) with geolocations in the geolocations histories to obtain identifiers of chain retail establishments; determining visit graphs for the individuals; and determining, for a given retail chain and a given individual, a score indicative of an affinity of the given individual to the given retail chain based on the visit graphs for more than 100 individuals including the given individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10417653
    Abstract: A process of discovering psychographic segments of consumers with unsupervised machine learning. A first set of consumer-behavior is converted into respective consumer-behavior vectors for training an unsupervised machine learning model. The unsupervised machine learning model is trained with the first set of consumer-behavior vectors to determine psychographic segments of consumers. A second set of consumer-behavior records is obtained after determining the psychographic segments of consumers and the second set of consumer-behavior records is converted into respective consumer-behavior vectors. The second set of consumer-behavior vectors is classified as each belonging to at least a respective one of psychographic segments with the trained machine learning model to predict, based on the classification, a likelihood of the respective consumer engaging in behavior associated with a corresponding one of the psychographic segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10392578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for obtaining a lipid from a cell by lysing the cell, contacting the cell with a base and/or salt, and separating the lipid. The present invention is also directed to a lipid prepared by the processes of the present invention. The present invention is also directed to microbial lipids having a particular anisidine value, peroxide value, and/or phosphorus content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Cherinko, Robert Cody Kertis, Kirk E. Apt, Paul Warren Behrens, Jon Milton Hansen, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Tracey Lynn Stahl, Ross Zirkle, Nasrin Tabayeh Burke, Krishna Raman, Neil Francis Leininger
  • Patent number: 10385289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for obtaining a lipid from a cell by lysing the cell, contacting the cell with a base and/or salt, and separating the lipid. The present invention is also directed to a lipid prepared by the processes of the present invention. The present invention is also directed to microbial lipids having a particular anisidine value, peroxide value, and/or phosphorus content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Stephen Robert Cherinko, Robert Cody Kertis, Kirk E. Apt, Paul Warren Behrens, Jon Milton Hansen, Joseph W. Pfeifer, III, Tracey Lynn Stahl, Ross Zirkle, Nasrin Tabayehnejad, Krishna Raman, Neil Francis Leininger
  • Publication number: 20190251585
    Abstract: Provided is a process including: obtaining network traffic logs; matching a set of a plurality of the user computing devices; obtaining an indicator of content to be measured for effectiveness in driving place visits; selecting from the network traffic logs records of network exchanges in which the indicator is present; obtaining a device identifier from each of the selected records; matching the obtained device identifiers to respective matching sets including the respective obtained identifier; obtaining respective mobile device identifiers from the respective matching sets; selecting from the network traffic logs records indicating communications from mobile computing devices identified by the obtained mobile device identifiers; obtaining geolocations from the records indicating communications from the mobile computing devices identified; determining that a subset of the records have geolocations that correspond to at least one of a set of geographic areas; and determining an effectiveness of the content i
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall, Bishwaroop Ganguly