Patents by Inventor Steven Bennett

Steven Bennett 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: 11321720
    Abstract: A consumption probability metric may be generated for a media asset. An aggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is received. A plurality of probabilities, each corresponding to a user of a plurality of users, is received, each indicating how likely a respective user is to consume the media asset. A weight for the plurality of users is calculated representing a ratio of the total number of users to a number of users in the plurality of users. A disaggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is determined based on the weight for the plurality of users and the plurality of probabilities. A modification factor is computed based on the aggregated forecast and the disaggregated forecast. A metric is generated that includes a plurality of user identifiers associated with the plurality of users and a plurality of modified probabilities each modified by the modification factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Patent number: 11013504
    Abstract: A medical device for wound closure, e.g., repairing perforations and tissue wall defects. The medical device has a barbed elongate body and an outer member. The medical device may further include a foam structure. The medical device may also include an inner member which may be a tissue scaffold. A method for closing tissue is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Publication number: 20210106654
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating a person or animal having cognitive impairment. In one embodiment, the method comprises administering an effective amount of one or more inflammatory mediator(s), for example, fins-related tyrosine kinase 3 (Fltt3) ligand, interleukin-6 (IL-6), macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-3 (IL-3), erythropoietin (EPO), vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), hypoxia-inducible transcription factor (HIF-1 alpha), insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), Stem Cell Factor (SCF), Darbepoetin (ARANESP), and metalloproteinases, to an animal or person in need of treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: University of South Florida
    Inventors: HUNTINGTON POTTER, GARY W. ARENDASH, STEVEN BENNETT, TIMOTHY BOYD
  • Publication number: 20210004842
    Abstract: A consumption probability metric may be generated for a media asset. An aggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is received. A plurality of probabilities, each corresponding to a user of a plurality of users, is received, each indicating how likely a respective user is to consume the media asset. A weight for the plurality of users is calculated representing a ratio of the total number of users to a number of users in the plurality of users. A disaggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is determined based on the weight for the plurality of users and the plurality of probabilities. A modification factor is computed based on the aggregated forecast and the disaggregated forecast. A metric is generated that includes a plurality of user identifiers associated with the plurality of users and a plurality of modified probabilities each modified by the modification factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Publication number: 20200378998
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to extraction devices, systems, and methods for controllably withdrawing and transferring fluid samples, such as blood, from a sample collection container to a testing device. For example, some embodiments of the present technology provide fluid extraction devices that include a fluid control module, a housing containing a receiving element and a suction element, and an actuator. To transfer blood from a sample collection container to a testing device, a user places the sample collection container over the receiving element and inserts the testing device into an outlet of the fluid control module. The user then pushes a lever or otherwise actuates the actuator, which automatically withdraws a predetermined volume of blood from the sample collection container and transfers it to the testing device positioned at the outlet of the fluid control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Patent number: 10810602
    Abstract: A consumption probability metric may be generated for a media asset. An aggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is received. A plurality of probabilities, each corresponding to a user of a plurality of users, is received, each indicating how likely a respective user is to consume the media asset. A weight for the plurality of users is calculated representing a ratio of the total number of users to a number of users in the plurality of users. A disaggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is determined based on the weight for the plurality of users and the plurality of probabilities. A modification factor is computed based on the aggregated forecast and the disaggregated forecast. A metric is generated that includes a plurality of user identifiers associated with the plurality of users and a plurality of modified probabilities each modified by the modification factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Publication number: 20200175544
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining advertising reach based on machine learning. In particular, a reach calculator is provided to determine reach for advertisement campaigns in real time through the use of machine learning. The reach calculator increases the speed at which reach calculations can be done by using a trained machine learning model and a set of aggregated features as opposed to using a direct calculation approach that directly analyzes a massive amount of user data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Bennett, Randall Kelley, Xiaoxi Xu
  • Patent number: 10595978
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and a method for in situ application of a surgical patch during minimally invasive surgery. The method includes the steps of inserting a surgical patch into a bag; transferring a polymeric bag containing a hemostatic patch into a body cavity; removing the surgical patch from the polymeric bag while the polymeric bag is within the body cavity; and applying the surgical patch to a tissue within the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kevin Lavigne, Steven Bennett, Nathaniel Mast
  • Patent number: 10580277
    Abstract: The detector has a first optical smoke detector having a first smoke detector light source arranged for emitting a first beam of light and a first scattered light sensor positioned to detect light from the first beam which is scattered by smoke present within a detection zone; a second optical smoke detector having a second smoke detector light source arranged for emitting a second beam of light and a second scattered light sensor positioned to detect light from the second beam which is scattered by smoke present within the detection zone; and an object proximity detector to detect an object in the detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
    Inventors: Stephen J. Penney, Andrew Naish, Steven Bennett, Faruk Meah
  • Publication number: 20190233106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for testing nodes within a fire detector system. The system comprises an aerial platform, such as a drone, and a base station in communication with the aerial platform and a fire control panel. The base station, in conjunction with the control panel, determines which of the nodes are to be tested and the aerial platform positions itself such that it is able to test the selected nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Penney, Timothy James, Steven Bennett, Faruk Meah
  • Publication number: 20190080579
    Abstract: The detector has a first optical smoke detector having a first smoke detector light source arranged for emitting a first beam of light and a first scattered light sensor positioned to detect light from the first beam which is scattered by smoke present within a detection zone; a second optical smoke detector having a second smoke detector light source arranged for emitting a second beam of light and a second scattered light sensor positioned to detect light from the second beam which is scattered by smoke present within the detection zone; and an object proximity detector to detect an object in the detection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. Penney, Andrew Naish, Steven Bennett, Faruk Meah
  • Patent number: 10197360
    Abstract: An optical device housing has a post rotatably extending therefrom and a sleeve fixedly extending therefrom. The sleeve is disposed about the post and a knob is connected to the post. A nut rotatably engages with the sleeve and is configured to rotate with the knob. An adjustment screw is threadably engaged with the nut and engages with the knob so as to rotate with the knob. Rotation of the adjustment screw about a screw axis increases a frictional resistance between the nut and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BURRIS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Travis White, Steven A. Bennetts, Seth Alan Feinberg
  • Publication number: 20190005513
    Abstract: A consumption probability metric may be generated for a media asset. An aggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is received. A plurality of probabilities, each corresponding to a user of a plurality of users, is received, each indicating how likely a respective user is to consume the media asset. A weight for the plurality of users is calculated representing a ratio of the total number of users to a number of users in the plurality of users. A disaggregated forecast predicting user consumption of a media asset is determined based on the weight for the plurality of users and the plurality of probabilities. A modification factor is computed based on the aggregated forecast and the disaggregated forecast. A metric is generated that includes a plurality of user identifiers associated with the plurality of users and a plurality of modified probabilities each modified by the modification factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Patent number: 10145652
    Abstract: An aiming device includes a set of lenses disposed along an optical path, the set of lenses including an objective lens and an ocular lens. A reflective element is disposed on the optical path between the objective lens and the ocular lens. An addressable display is located off the optical path and projects an image to the reflective element. The image is viewable through the ocular lens and is an aiming element superimposed on a field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BURRIS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas F. Paterson, Steven A. Bennetts
  • Patent number: 10136170
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for an optimization system that recommends amounts of resources for use in reaching viewers during a media asset. The optimization system, using control circuitry, receives a user input of a first value of a resource and determines a first rate at which a number of unique household viewers reached during a first media asset changes for the first value. The optimization system compares the first rate to a threshold rate and determines whether the first rate equals or exceeds the threshold rate. The optimization system, in response to determining that the first rate does not equal or exceed the threshold rate, recommends a second value to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Meyer, Randall Kelley, Matthew Emans, Walter R. Klappert, Steven Bennett
  • Patent number: 10054398
    Abstract: An optical device housing has a post rotatably extending therefrom and a sleeve fixedly extending therefrom. The sleeve is disposed around the post. A knob is connected to the post. A clutch mechanism includes: a friction element movably engaged with the sleeve; a friction surface; and an adjustment element engaged with the friction element and rotatable relative to the optical device housing and the knob housing. Rotation of the adjustment element selectively engages the friction surface with the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Burris Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Travis White, Steven A. Bennetts, Seth Alan Feinberg
  • Publication number: 20180199930
    Abstract: A medical device for wound closure, e.g., repairing perforations and tissue wall defects. The medical device has a barbed elongate body and an outer member. The medical device may further include a foam structure. The medical device may also include an inner member which may be a tissue scaffold. A method for closing tissue is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Publication number: 20180137541
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining advertisement placements are described herein. The method includes retrieving a matrix of access time values, wherein each row is associated with a respective user, each column is associated with a respective media asset, and each access time value represents a length of time for which a respective user accessed a respective media source. The method includes identifying media sources accessed by a user, creating combinations of the identified media sources, and determining a minimum access value associated with each combination of the identified media sources. The method further includes creating an overlap value by adding the determined minimum access values to create an overlap value associated with each combination and selecting, based on the overlap value, a subset of a plurality of advertisement placement spots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Alexis Yelton, Steven Bennett, Abhijeet Sharma
  • Publication number: 20180120059
    Abstract: An optical device housing has a post rotatably extending therefrom and a sleeve fixedly extending therefrom. The sleeve is disposed about the post and a knob is connected to the post. A nut rotatably engages with the sleeve and is configured to rotate with the knob. An adjustment screw is threadably engaged with the nut and engages with the knob so as to rotate with the knob. Rotation of the adjustment screw about a screw axis increases a frictional resistance between the nut and the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Burris Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Travis White, Steven A. Bennetts, Seth Alan Feinberg
  • Patent number: D848821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BURRIS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kirk Cook, George Farca, Michael O'Donnell, Steven A. Bennetts