Patents by Inventor Steven A. Bell

Steven A. Bell 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: 20190321449
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating and/or preventing aging-related conditions are described. The compositions used in the methods include fractions derived from blood plasma with efficacy in treating and/or preventing aging-related conditions such as neurocognitive disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Bell, Ian Gallager, Steven P. Braithwaite, S. Sakura Minami, Vu Dang, Joe McCracken, Karoly Nikolich
  • Publication number: 20190301261
    Abstract: A ball launcher and method for actuating wellsite equipment at a wellsite is disclosed. The wellsite has wellhead equipment positioned at an inlet of a wellbore. The ball launcher includes a housing, a ball release, and a housing extension. The housing has a passage for receiving balls. The ball is release positionable about the housing. The ball release includes a feeder to selectively and sequentially release the balls from the housing. The housing extension includes a hopper tube and a feed tube. The hopper tube has an inlet to receive the balls from the housing, the feed tube extending at an angle from the hopper tube. The feed tube has an exit a distance above the wellhead equipment to release the balls therethrough whereby the balls are dropped into and activates the wellsite equipment in the wellbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James William Anthony, Marion M. Ringo, David Chesney, Roma Montifar, Thomas Bell, Tyler Chaney, Joel Henry, Craig Ronald Smith, Steven Robert Olsen
  • Patent number: 10323253
    Abstract: This disclosure provides recombinant DNA constructs and transgenic plants having enhanced traits such as increased yield, increased nitrogen use efficiency and enhanced drought tolerance; propagules, progeny and field crops of such transgenic plants; and methods of making and using such transgenic plants. This disclosure also provides methods of producing seed from such transgenic plants, growing such seed and selecting progeny plants with enhanced traits. Also disclosed are transgenic plants with altered phenotypes which are useful for screening and selecting transgenic events for the desired enhanced trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Abad, Erin Bell, Paul S. Chomet, Todd DeZwaan, Stephen Duff, Barry S. Goldman, Hongwu Jia, Lloyd Jones, Balasulojini Karunanandaa, Saritha V. Kuriakose, Linda L. Lutfiyya, Savitha Madappa, Zoe P. McKiness, Donald E. Nelson, Sasha Preuss, Monnanda S. Rajani, Dhanalakshmi Ramachandra, Aniruddha Raychaudhuri, Daniel P. Schachtman, Steven H. Schwartz, Char Shobha, Matthew M. Tanzer, Tyamagondlu V. Venkatesh, Huai Wang, Xiaoyun Wu
  • Publication number: 20190173989
    Abstract: An application for storing on a server for download to a client device for executing on the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Rafik ELMASRI, Wassim ELMASRI, Juan Manuel CARVAJAL MILLAN, Melad BARJEL, Steven BELL, Charlie BARJEL
  • Patent number: 10027893
    Abstract: Real-time video stabilization for mobile devices based on on-board motion sensing. In accordance with a method embodiment of the present invention, a first image frame from a camera at a first time is accessed. A second image frame from the camera at a subsequent time is accessed. A crop polygon around scene content common to the first image frame and the second image frame is identified. Movement information describing movement of the camera in an interval between the first time and the second time is accessed. The crop polygon is warped to remove motion distortions of the second image frame is warped using the movement information. The warping may include defining a virtual camera that remains static when the movement of the camera is below a movement threshold. The movement information may describe the movement of the camera at each scan line of the second image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Bell, Alejandro Troccoli, Kari Pulli
  • Publication number: 20180031596
    Abstract: An article and method are described that measure the average speed of an object. A timer measures the time an object takes to travel from a start to a finish. A goniometer measures the angle between the start, the article, and the finish. A wave generator determines the distances from the article to the start and finish. Using a geometric identity, the distance traveled by the object from the start to the finish can be determined and, using the time, the average speed can be calculated. The article and method are especially suitable for quickly measuring the average speed of objects moving below about 10 m/s and without defining a predetermined path. An electronic processor can be used to automate the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Frank Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20170332018
    Abstract: Real-time video stabilization for mobile devices based on on-board motion sensing. In accordance with a method embodiment of the present invention, a first image frame from a camera at a first time is accessed. A second image frame from the camera at a subsequent time is accessed. A crop polygon around scene content common to the first image frame and the second image frame is identified. Movement information describing movement of the camera in an interval between the first time and the second time is accessed. The crop polygon is warped to remove motion distortions of the second image frame is warped using the movement information. The warping may include defining a virtual camera that remains static when the movement of the camera is below a movement threshold. The movement information may describe the movement of the camera at each scan line of the second image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Bell, Alejandro Troccoli, Kari Pulli
  • Patent number: 9041800
    Abstract: A method of operating a surveillance system includes capturing a sequence of images of a field-of-view. A source of localized motion is disposed within at least one of a plurality of segments of the field-of-view. Provided to an operator is means to enable or disable, for at least one of the segments of the field-of-view, a localized motion identification and notification function wherein localized motion in the segment is automatically identified and distinguished from transient motion, and the operator is automatically notified about the presence of the localized motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Mark Steven Bell
  • Patent number: 8960381
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for mounting, removing and retaining brake pads in disc brakes, such as air-operated disc brakes utilized on commercial vehicles, in a manner which does not require the use of separate brake pad retaining devices while providing positive retention of the brake pad. A preferred embodiment includes a brake caliper mount having brake pad abutment surfaces having radially-oriented and lateral grooves which permit a brake pad with corresponding projections on is lateral sides to be inserted through an opening of the brake caliper into the radially-oriented grooves until the backing plate projections are aligned with the lateral groove, and advancing the brake actuator behind the brake pad to place the brake pad in an operating position in which the actuator prevents the brake pad from realigning with the radially-oriented grooves until the actuator is retracted to permit brake pad extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Plantan, Harish Radhakrishnan, Dennis Wolf, Will Roberts, Steven Bell, Richard Lantz
  • Publication number: 20140048362
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for mounting, removing and retaining brake pads in disc brakes, such as air-operated disc brakes utilized on commercial vehicles, in a manner which does not require the use of separate brake pad retaining devices while providing positive retention of the brake pad. A preferred embodiment includes a brake caliper mount having brake pad abutment surfaces having radially-oriented and lateral grooves which permit a brake pad with corresponding projections on is lateral sides to be inserted through an opening of the brake caliper into the radially-oriented grooves until the backing plate projections are aligned with the lateral groove, and advancing the brake actuator behind the brake pad to place the brake pad in an operating position in which the actuator prevents the brake pad from realigning with the radially-oriented grooves until the actuator is retracted to permit brake pad extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. PLANTAN, Harish Radhakrishnan, Dennis Wolf, Will Roberts, Steven Bell, Richard Lantz
  • Patent number: 8405570
    Abstract: An antenna reflector includes a central segment with a peripheral coupling portion and a plurality of peripheral segments, each provided with a reflector portion and a shield portion. A proximal portion of each shield portion is dimensioned to couple with the peripheral coupling portion, a reflector portion edge of each peripheral segment is dimensioned to couple with adjacent reflector portion edges and a shield portion edge of each peripheral segment is dimensioned to couple with adjacent shield portion edges. The central segment and the reflector portion of the peripheral segments together form a reflector dish. The shield portions together provide a circumferential shield extending from a periphery of the reflector dish along an antenna boresight of the reflector dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lewry, Stephen Simms, Steven Bell
  • Patent number: 8189869
    Abstract: A method of identifying motion within a field of view includes capturing at least two sequential images within the field of view. Each of the images includes a respective array of pixel values. An array of difference values between corresponding ones of the pixel values in the sequential images is calculated. A sensitivity region map corresponding to the field of view is provided. The sensitivity region map includes a plurality of regions having different threshold values. A presence of motion is determined by comparing the difference values to corresponding ones of the threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20110317877
    Abstract: A method of identifying motion within a field of view includes capturing at least two sequential images within the field of view. Each of the images includes a respective array of pixel values. An array of difference values between corresponding ones of the pixel values in the sequential images is calculated. A sensitivity region map corresponding to the field of view is provided. The sensitivity region map includes a plurality of regions having different threshold values. A presence of motion is determined by comparing the difference values to corresponding ones of the threshold values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20110291914
    Abstract: An antenna reflector includes a central segment with a peripheral coupling portion and a plurality of peripheral segments, each provided with a reflector portion and a shield portion. A proximal portion of each shield portion is dimensioned to couple with the peripheral coupling portion, a reflector portion edge of each peripheral segment is dimensioned to couple with adjacent reflector portion edges and a shield portion edge of each peripheral segment is dimensioned to couple with adjacent shield portion edges. The central segment and the reflector portion of the peripheral segments together form a reflector dish. The shield portions together provide a circumferential shield extending from a periphery of the reflector dish along an antenna boresight of the reflector dish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: ANDREW LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Lewry, Stephen Simms, Steven Bell
  • Patent number: 8041077
    Abstract: A method of identifying motion within a field of view includes capturing at least two sequential images within the field of view. Each of the images includes a respective array of pixel values. An array of difference values between corresponding ones of the pixel values in the sequential images is calculated. A sensitivity region map corresponding to the field of view is provided. The sensitivity region map includes a plurality of regions having different threshold values. A presence of motion is determined by comparing the difference values to corresponding ones of the threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Mark Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20110157358
    Abstract: A method of operating a surveillance system includes capturing a sequence of images of a field-of-view. A source of localized motion is disposed within at least one of a plurality of segments of the field-of-view. Provided to an operator is means to enable or disable, for at least one of the segments of the field-of-view, a localized motion identification and notification function wherein localized motion in the segment is automatically identified and distinguished from transient motion, and the operator is automatically notified about the presence of the localized motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Mark Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20090154768
    Abstract: A method of identifying motion within a field of view includes capturing at least two sequential images within the field of view. Each of the images includes a respective array of pixel values. An array of difference values between corresponding ones of the pixel values in the sequential images is calculated. A sensitivity region map corresponding to the field of view is provided. The sensitivity region map includes a plurality of regions having different threshold values. A presence of motion is determined by comparing the difference values to corresponding ones of the threshold values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Mark Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20070046100
    Abstract: A rubber track having improved corrosion resistance along the wheel path provided by a polychloroprene layer operatively affixed to the inner surface of the track. The polychlorprene rubber layer may include a polychloroprene rubber selected from WRT type neoprene, W type neoprene, GRT type neoprene, and blends of WRT type neoprene, W type neoprene, and GRT type neoprene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: John (Jack) McGilvrey, Glenn Rabatin, Steven Bell
  • Publication number: 20070013185
    Abstract: A height adjuster (200) for a vehicle safety restraint comprising: a rail (230) for providing a vertical path guide for a carrier (220); the carrier (220) configured to be vertically movable along the rail to one of a plurality of locations, the carrier also configured to rotationally support the web guide (210). The height adjuster also comprises a lock mechanism (240) movable between a locked and an unlocked condition, when in a locked condition the carrier is prohibited from moving down the rail and when in an unlocked condition the carrier is free to be moved; and a return spring mechanism (300) comprising a coiled return spring having an interior or coiled end (372) and a distal end (376), the internal end configured not to rotate as the carrier is moved and a distal end of the return spring secured to one of the carrier and release mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Desmarais, Richard Koning, David Arnold, Lawrence Refior, Steven Bell
  • Patent number: 7032751
    Abstract: A method of producing a plurality of face masks is provided. The method includes the step of providing a continuous web that is of the same material throughout. A plurality of body portions are stamped from the continuous web so that each of the plurality of face masks has one body portion. A plurality of left extension portions are stamped from the continuous web so that each of the body portions has one left extension portion integrally attached thereto. A plurality of right extension portions are stamped from the continuous web so that each of the body portions has one right extension portion integrally attached thereto. A dispenser assembly for dispensing face masks is also provided. The assembly includes a core and a roll of face masks that are rotatably disposed on the core. As least one of the face masks includes a body portion and left extension portion that is integrally attached to the body portion. A right extension portion is integrally attached to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Steven Bell, Naveen Agarwal, Michael Andrew Amante, Jeffrey M. Willis