Patents by Inventor Steven A. King

Steven A. 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).

  • Publication number: 20240069538
    Abstract: A method may include: receiving input data comprising company business descriptions, industry tags, and industry tag descriptions; creating a similarity matrix for the industry tags using a minimum labeling strategy, wherein the similarity matrix comprises a plurality of similarity scores for pairs of industry tags; sampling the industry tags using a stratified sampling method; generating a semantic textual similarity style dataset comprising triplets of the industry tag descriptions, the company business descriptions, and the similarity scores; fine-tuning a baseline language model for a semantic similarity model; training the semantic similarity model by subjecting embeddings generated for pairs of the company business description and industry tag descriptions to a cosine similarity function; creating a checkpoint model for the semantic similarity model, and inferring an industry tag for each company using the checkpoint model that generates a cosine similarity for pairs for industry tag descriptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Abhishek MITRA, Apoorva JAISWAL, Steven LAU, Madison KING, Nayeemur RAHMAN
  • Patent number: 11911557
    Abstract: A heating element for a vaporizer cartridge is provided. The vaporizer cartridge may include a reservoir containing vaporizable material and a wicking element in fluid communication with the reservoir. The heating element may include a heating portion, a cartridge contact, and a leg. The heating portion includes at least two tines spaced apart from one another. The cartridge contact may be in in electrical communication with a power source. The leg extends between the heating portion and the cartridge contact. The heating portion may be crimped around the wicking element such that the heating portion secures the wicking element to the heating element and contacts at least two surfaces of the wicking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Christopher L. Belisle, Steven Christensen, Alexander M. Hoopai, Eric Joseph Johnson, Jason King, Esteban Leon Duque, Christopher James Rosser
  • Patent number: 11914728
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing and/or processing a blockchain to maintain data security for confidential and/or personal data are provided. According to certain aspects, the disclosed data security techniques may enable access sharing functionality utilizing the blockchain. For example, access sharing may be utilized to file documents, share policy information, and/or comply with an audit. The data security techniques disclosed herein also enable the use of smart contracts to transfer funds associated with payment obligations and/or other forms of blockchain based payments, comply with anti-money laundering requirements, report industry data, validate interest payments and/or maintain agent sales data. Data security may be achieved through the use of public key/private key encryption techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Eric Bellas, Jaime Skaggs, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Vicki King, Burton J. Floyd, David Turrentine, Steven T. Olson, Timothy Caleb Wells, Corin Rebekah Chapman, Edward W. Breitweiser, Robert Gomez, Shelia Cummings Smith
  • Publication number: 20230341223
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for creating a customized protective equipment item having improved fit. A measuring device takes measurements of a person. The measurements are sent to a computer, which has software for translating the measurements into a custom selection of standard sized components used to assemble the custom protective equipment item. An assembly process builds the completed protective equipment item which is customized to the wearer's size requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Patent number: 11731058
    Abstract: A ride system includes a base, a ride vehicle, a platform assembly positioned between the base and the ride vehicle, and an extension mechanism coupled to the platform assembly and positioned between the base and the ride vehicle. The platform assembly includes a first platform, a second platform, and six legs extending between the first platform and the second platform, and the platform assembly is configured to actuate each of the six legs so as to move the first platform relative to the second platform in different configurations based on which of the six legs is actuated. The extension mechanism is configured to extend and contract so as to move the ride vehicle away from and toward, respectively, the base of the ride system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Blum, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20230146996
    Abstract: A sheeter can include a cutting roller having a driveshaft and a removeable a cutting sleeve. The removeable cutting sleeve can simplify the process for replacing the cutting surface of a cutting roller. Additionally, the sheeter can include a mounting arrangement that supports the driveshaft of the cutting roller in a cantilevered manner, and an access portion allowing the removal sleeves to be pulled off of the driveshaft without removing the driveshaft from the sheeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Scott D. Ruhe, Steven King, Daniel Ruhe, Paul Winocur, Mike Frechette
  • Publication number: 20230145450
    Abstract: A sheeter can include a discharge conveyor mounted to be laterally translatable so as to allow a user to stand close to the discharge side of the dough sheeter and access those components. The discharge conveyor can be mounted to a guide assembly configured to accommodate lateral movement of the discharge conveyor. The guide assembly can include nesting, primary and secondary guide assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Scott D. Ruhe, Steven King, Jason Pealo, Paul Winocur
  • Patent number: 11346135
    Abstract: A tamper resistant cover assembly for a lock assembly operably connected to a shipping container is disclosed. The lock assembly has a closed configuration when a door of the shipping container is in a shut configuration. The tamper resistant cover assembly has a cover housing defining an interior chamber and a bottom opening in communication with the interior chamber. A slot is defined in the housing and being in communication with the interior chamber, the slot dimensioned to be configured to receive the lock assembly of the shipping container. A projection arm has a proximal end and distal end. The proximal end is connected to an inner surface of the cover housing wherein the projection arm extends into the interior chamber. The projection arm has an aperture therein. When the lock assembly of the shipping container is in the closed configuration, the cover assembly is positioned on the shipping container wherein the slot is configured to receive the lock assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Patent number: 11278143
    Abstract: An absorbent pad holder and containment system includes a frame that can be adjustable in length on all sides to accommodate a varying range of absorbent pad dimensions. The frame design allows the absorbent area of the pad to remain flat while the ramped perimeter design of the frame and the corner attachment system holds the outer edge of the absorbent pad into an upward position. This creates a containment barrier for liquid that would normally flow over the edge of the pad and onto the floor surface. The perimeter design of the liner keeps the pad centered and provides flow of all liquid landing on the pad within the absorbent area of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAK GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Publication number: 20220071819
    Abstract: A feminine product carrier is configured to hold tampons and other products within individual recesses. Sensors monitoring occupancy of the recesses cause a graphic interface on a computing device of the user, such as a smartphone, to depict which of the plurality of recesses is occupied and which is empty. A transceiver engaged to the carrier will provide a graphic depiction of a location of the carrier and initiate a warning when the carrier is determined to be not proximate to the location of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Patent number: 11163880
    Abstract: A security agent for a host computing device may be implemented with multiple levels of indirection from an operating system (OS) kernel of the computing device in order to facilitate software upgrades for the security agent. An unserviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent may directly interface with the OS kernel and hook into a function (e.g., a security callback function) of the OS kernel in a first level of indirection, while a serviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent, which is upgradable, may indirectly interface with the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in a second level of indirection. The serviceable kernel-mode component may be configured to process events, and/or data related thereto, received from the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in order to monitor activity on the computing device for malware attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cat S. Zimmermann, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20210317987
    Abstract: Air Assisted Enclosed Combustion Devices (AAECD) and methods are disclosed that provide maximum destruction efficiency of VOC's and methane greenhouse gases produced by oil production, site processing, storage, and transmission operations and produces no visible emission (smoke, soot, particulates) in the process. An exemplary AAECD may include a housing with an outer housing and a burner housing separated by an air gap. The AAECD is provided with a burner assembly, a blower assembly, and a suite of sensors in communication with an electronic control module having logic configured to receive input signals from the sensors, calculate an actual fuel-air ratio using the received input signals, compare the actual fuel-air ratio to a fuel-air ratio setpoint, and adjust a position of a throttle valve to control a rate and volume of air from a blower motor to the burner if the actual fuel-air ratio and the fuel-air ratio setpoint are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventor: Steven King
  • Publication number: 20210291065
    Abstract: A ride system includes a base, a ride vehicle, a platform assembly positioned between the base and the ride vehicle, and an extension mechanism coupled to the platform assembly and positioned between the base and the ride vehicle. The platform assembly includes a first platform, a second platform, and six legs extending between the first platform and the second platform, and the platform assembly is configured to actuate each of the six legs so as to move the first platform relative to the second platform in different configurations based on which of the six legs is actuated. The extension mechanism is configured to extend and contract so as to move the ride vehicle away from and toward, respectively, the base of the ride system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Steven C. Blum, Steven King
  • Patent number: 11027210
    Abstract: An inverted Stewart platform assembly includes a first platform having a first surface, a second platform having a second surface facing the first surface of the first platform, and six legs extending between and coupling the first platform and the second platform. The six legs are configured to be actuated between a first arrangement in which adjustable lengths of the six legs, measured from the first platform to the second platform, are substantially equal to one another, and a plurality of second arrangements in which the adjustable lengths of the six legs are not substantially equal to one another, wherein each leg of the six legs forms, in the first arrangement, an angle of less than or equal to 45 degrees with a plane defined by the first platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Blum, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20210155877
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to bleach activator compositions. This disclosure relates more particularly to tetraacetyldiamine and/or triacetyldiamine derivatives and compositions thereof and to their use as bleach activators, and methods for using them as detergents or biocides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Xue CHEN, Steven KING, Ziyuan SONG, Jianjun CHENG
  • Patent number: 11017086
    Abstract: A security agent for a host computing device may be implemented with multiple levels of indirection from an operating system (OS) kernel of the computing device in order to facilitate software upgrades for the security agent. An unserviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent may directly interface with the OS kernel and hook into a function (e.g., a security callback function) of the OS kernel in a first level of indirection, while a serviceable kernel-mode component of the security agent, which is upgradable, may indirectly interface with the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in a second level of indirection. The serviceable kernel-mode component may be configured to process events, and/or data related thereto, received from the OS kernel via the unserviceable kernel-mode component in order to monitor activity on the computing device for malware attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cat S. Zimmermann, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20200293654
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that receive and characterize security event data. Based upon a customized severity characterized security event data, presentation and/or control actions, such as prioritized presentation and alarm generation are performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Luis Alves, Sean Fitzpatrick, Steven King
  • Patent number: 10664262
    Abstract: A remote security system may generate multiple different binary programs for corresponding operating system (OS) kernel versions that are to receive a software upgrade. A suppression process may then compare code in the code sections between pairs of binary programs, and may also compare the data in the data sections between the pairs of binary programs to identify subsets of “identical” binaries. The remote security system may send a representative binary (while suppressing the remaining binaries in a subset of identical binaries) to host computing devices that run different OS kernel versions. On the receiving end, a host computing device that runs a particular OS kernel version may receive a binary program, and prior to loading the binary program, modify the binary program to render the binary loadable by (or compatible with) the particular OS kernel version running on the host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CrowdStrike, Inc.
    Inventors: Cat S. Zimmermann, Steven King
  • Publication number: 20200113364
    Abstract: An absorbent pad holder and containment system includes a frame that can be adjustable in length on all sides to accommodate a varying range of absorbent pad dimensions. The frame design allows the absorbent area of the pad to remain flat while the ramped perimeter design of the frame and the corner attachment system holds the outer edge of the absorbent pad into an upward position. This creates a containment barrier for liquid that would normally flow over the edge of the pad and onto the floor surface. The perimeter design of the liner keeps the pad centered and provides flow of all liquid landing on the pad within the absorbent area of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: STEVEN KING
  • Patent number: D876640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Steven King