Patents by Inventor Steven Parker

Steven Parker 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: 20220376701
    Abstract: In various examples, metadata may be generated corresponding to compressed data streams that are compressed according to serial compression algorithms—such as arithmetic encoding, entropy encoding, etc.—in order to allow for parallel decompression of the compressed data. As a result, modification to the compressed data stream itself may not be required, and bandwidth and storage requirements of the system may be minimally impacted. In addition, by parallelizing the decompression, the system may benefit from faster decompression times while also reducing or entirely removing the adoption cycle for systems using the metadata for parallel decompression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Parker
  • Publication number: 20220305560
    Abstract: A powder bed fusion apparatus includes a build platform movable in a build sleeve, the build platform for supporting a bed of metal powder, a powder layer formation device for forming layers of metal powder to form the bed, a scanner for directing an energy beam to selected regions of each layer to consolidate the metal powder and a radio-wave generator arranged to surround the metal powder and generate radio waves to heat the metal powder that forms the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventors: Adrian PORCH, Steven CRIPPS, Nyle PARKER
  • Patent number: 11457277
    Abstract: A system and method for making context-based action suggestions is provided. Data regarding one or more activities may be stored in memory. Such activities may be associated with an interactive content title and one or more actions. Information regarding a current user status for each activity may be received by a server. A set of one or more activities available to a user based on the current user status may be identified. One or more actions may be filtered based on availability to the user and the current user status for each identified activity. A subset of the filtered actions may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Mischa Stephens, Steven Trombetta, Daniel Hiatt, Benedikt Neuenfeldt, Junya Noda, Atsushi Fuse, Nobukazu Koyama, Adil Sherwani, Derek Parker, Parsa Shirazi, Charles Wayne Denison, II
  • Publication number: 20220297873
    Abstract: A paperboard structure including a paperboard substrate having a first major side and a second major side, a barrier coating layer on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, a top coat on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, wherein the barrier coating layer is positioned between the paperboard substrate and the top coat, and a heat-sealable barrier coating layer on the second major side of the paperboard substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jiebin PANG, Natasha G. MELTON, Steven PARKER, Teresa KRUG
  • Publication number: 20220267961
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a paperboard structure includes passing a paperboard substrate through a hot-hard calender to yield a calendered paperboard substrate, the hot-hard calender including a nip defined by a thermo-roller and a counter roller, wherein a contact surface of the thermo-roller is heated to an elevated temperature. The method then includes applying a basecoat to the calendered paperboard substrate to yield a basecoated paperboard substrate, the basecoat includes a basecoat binder and a basecoat pigment blend. The method further includes applying a topcoat to the basecoated paperboard substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Sergio A. Giuste, Steven Parker, Terrell J. Green
  • Publication number: 20220253063
    Abstract: Autonomous machine navigation techniques may generate a three-dimensional point cloud that represents at least a work region based on feature data and matching data. Pose data associated with points of the three-dimensional point cloud may be generated that represents poses of an autonomous machine. A boundary may be determined using the pose data for subsequent navigation of the autonomous machine in the work region. Non-vision-based sensor data may be used to determine a pose. The pose may be updated based on the vision-based pose data. The autonomous machine may be navigated within the boundary of the work region based on the updated pose. The three-dimensional point cloud may be generated based on data captured during a touring phase. Boundaries may be generated based on data captured during a mapping phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander Steven Frick, Jason Thomas Kraft, Ryan Douglas Ingvalson, Christopher Charles Osterwood, David Arthur LaRose, Zachary Irvin Parker, Adam Richard Williams, Stephen Paul Elizondo Landers, Michael Jason Ramsay, Brian Daniel Beyer
  • Patent number: 11405053
    Abstract: In various examples, metadata may be generated corresponding to compressed data streams that are compressed according to serial compression algorithms—such as arithmetic encoding, entropy encoding, etc.—in order to allow for parallel decompression of the compressed data. As a result, modification to the compressed data stream itself may not be required, and bandwidth and storage requirements of the system may be minimally impacted. In addition, by parallelizing the decompression, the system may benefit from faster decompression times while also reducing or entirely removing the adoption cycle for systems using the metadata for parallel decompression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Parker
  • Publication number: 20220219449
    Abstract: A print medium having a calibration pattern printed thereon for generating alignment data for a printhead. The calibration pattern contains rows of spaced apart fiducials, each fiducial having a plurality of concentric shapes representing a Barker code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Nigel HOSCHKE, Rodney HARDY, Steven PARKER
  • Patent number: 11377634
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an integrated assay system that can be used, for example, to monitor and screen cells in 3D culture. This system involves a 3D cell growth medium made from a yield stress material that allows cells to be deposited, e.g. by 3D printing, samples to be taken, and the extracellular environment manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wallace Gregory Sawyer, Thomas Ettor Angelini, Steven C. Ghivizzani, C. Parker Gibbs
  • Patent number: 11377251
    Abstract: A paperboard structure including a paperboard substrate having a first major side and a second major side, a barrier coating layer on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, a top coat on the first major side of the paperboard substrate, wherein the barrier coating layer is positioned between the paperboard substrate and the top coat, and a heat-sealable barrier coating layer on the second major side of the paperboard substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, Steven Parker, Teresa Krug
  • Publication number: 20220195671
    Abstract: A paperboard structure that includes a paperboard substrate which includes a first major side and a second major side along with at least one barrier coating layer on the first major side. The barrier coating layer(s) may include a binder and a pigment, wherein the binder has a glass transition temperature of at least 20° C., wherein a ratio of the binder to the pigment is at least about 1:2 by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, Steven Parker, Teresa Krug
  • Publication number: 20220154410
    Abstract: An aqueous coated paperboard is disclosed which exhibits good barrier properties and anti-blocking behavior and is heat sealable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, Teresa Krug, Steven Parker
  • Patent number: 11326308
    Abstract: A coated paperboard comprising a paperboard substrate having a first side and a second side and a coating in contact with the first side of the paperboard substrate, the coating including binder and pigment, the coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, wherein the coated paperboard has a 3M kit test value of at least 3, and wherein the coated paperboard is repulpable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Steven Parker, Natasha G. Melton
  • Publication number: 20220135275
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated paperboard container includes: providing a coated paperboard bottom blank, the coated paperboard bottom blank comprising a paperboard substrate and a first barrier coating layer on a first outermost surface of the paperboard substrate; heating the coated paperboard bottom blank; shaping the heated coated paperboard bottom blank, thereby forming a peripheral skirt portion about a periphery of a bottom wall portion of the coated paperboard bottom blank; and sealing a coated paperboard sidewall to the first barrier coating layer of the peripheral skirt portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Eric D. Linvill, Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, James M. Taylor, Steven Parker
  • Patent number: 11312126
    Abstract: A method of generating alignment data for a printhead. The method includes the steps of: printing a calibration pattern using the printhead, the calibration pattern including rows of spaced apart fiducials, each fiducial having a plurality of concentric shapes representing a code sequence; imaging the fiducials at a first resolution to generate imaged fiducials; cross-correlating a template fiducial with the imaged fiducials at a plurality of different displacement s relative to each imaged fiducial, the template fiducial having a configuration matching the imaged fiducials; determining a two-dimensional set of cross-correlation values for each imaged fiducial, each set of cross-correlation values indicating a center of a respective fiducial; and generating alignment data for the printhead using the sets of cross-correlation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Nigel Hoschke, Rodney Hardy, Steven Parker
  • Patent number: 11299855
    Abstract: A paperboard structure that includes a paperboard substrate which includes a first major side and a second major side along with at least one barrier coating layer on the first major side. The barrier coating layer(s) may include a binder and a pigment, wherein the binder has a glass transition temperature of at least 20° C., wherein a ratio of the binder to the pigment is at least about 1:2 by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, Steven Parker, Teresa Krug
  • Patent number: 11293142
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a paperboard structure includes passing a paperboard substrate through a hot-hard calender to yield a calendered paperboard substrate, the hot-hard calender including a nip defined by a thermo-roller and a counter roller, wherein a contact surface of the thermo-roller is heated to an elevated temperature. The method then includes applying a basecoat to the calendered paperboard substrate to yield a basecoated paperboard substrate, the basecoat includes a basecoat binder and a basecoat pigment blend. The method further includes applying a topcoat to the basecoated paperboard substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio A. Giuste, Steven Parker, Terrell J. Green
  • Publication number: 20220069839
    Abstract: In various examples, metadata may be generated corresponding to compressed data streams that are compressed according to serial compression algorithms—such as arithmetic encoding, entropy encoding, etc.—in order to allow for parallel decompression of the compressed data. As a result, modification to the compressed data stream itself may not be required, and bandwidth and storage requirements of the system may be minimally impacted. In addition, by parallelizing the decompression, the system may benefit from faster decompression times while also reducing or entirely removing the adoption cycle for systems using the metadata for parallel decompression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Parker
  • Patent number: 11174063
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated paperboard container includes: providing a coated paperboard bottom blank, the coated paperboard bottom blank comprising a paperboard substrate and a first barrier coating layer on a first outermost surface of the paperboard substrate; heating the coated paperboard bottom blank; shaping the heated coated paperboard bottom blank, thereby forming a peripheral skirt portion about a periphery of a bottom wall portion of the coated paperboard bottom blank; and sealing a coated paperboard sidewall to the first barrier coating layer of the peripheral skirt portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Eric D. Linvill, Jiebin Pang, Natasha G. Melton, James M. Taylor, Steven Parker
  • Publication number: 20210343072
    Abstract: In various examples, shader bindings may be recorded in a shader binding table that includes shader records. Geometry of a 3D scene may be instantiated using object instances, and each may be associated with a respective set of the shader records using a location identifier of the set of shader records in memory. The set of shader records may represent shader bindings for an object instance under various predefined conditions. One or more of these predefined conditions may be implicit in the way the shader records are arranged in memory (e.g., indexed by ray type, by sub-geometry, etc.). For example, a section selector value (e.g., a section index) may be computed to locate and select a shader record based at least in part on a result of a ray tracing query (e.g., what sub-geometry was hit, what ray type was traced, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Stich, Ignacio Llamas, Steven Parker