Patents by Inventor Steven Pearson

Steven Pearson 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: 20200339310
    Abstract: A food container system includes a container, a lid and an elastic sleeve. The container has a cavity defined by sidewalls and a bottom. The container also has a shoulder with an undercut around a perimeter of the container. The lid has a central portion, an exterior border, and a plurality of receivers having openings and a tab. Each of the tabs have first and second pivot members that are pivotally retained in the openings in the receivers to allow the tabs to be pivoted between an open position and a locked position. The tabs have a flange with a protrusion that engages the undercut to secure the lid to the container in the locked position. The elastic sleeve is secured around the container to protect the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Kurtis M. Sward, Richard E. Ellison, Jill Pearson, Micaela K. McCabe, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens, Jaswanth Chowdary Gonuguntla, Derek J. Leatzow, Jordan Sward
  • Patent number: 10784661
    Abstract: A conductor trimmer may be provided. The conductor trimmer may include a grip and a trimmer. The grip may have a grip handle and a trimmer groove. The trimmer may include a trimmer handle. The trimmer may engage the trimmer groove. With trimmer snuggly attached to both the grip and a conductor, the trimmer may be rotated about conductor by a user holding the grip handle stationary and rotating the trimmer by the trimmer handle. As the trimmer rotates about the conductor, a first roller rail and a second roller rail may ride in the trimmer groove as a blade cuts layers of strands from the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Campbell, Adlar Tuten, Jason Ishoy, Lucas Cheney, Drew Pearson, Casey Spradlin, Steven Powers, Charles L. Holcombe
  • Publication number: 20200185957
    Abstract: Integrated power module device, systems, and methods are provided in accordance with various embodiments. For example, some embodiments include a system that may include one or more integrated power modules. Each integrated power module may include: one or more solar cells; one or more rechargeable energy storage cells; and/or one or more circuits coupling the one or more solar cells with the one or more rechargeable energy storage cells. In some embodiments, each integrated power module is configured such that the one or more rechargeable energy storage cells of the respective integrated power module are coupled with one or more back sides of the one or more solar cells. In some embodiments, at least two of the one or more integrated power modules are coupled with each other at least in parallel or in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Chris Pearson, Steven Isaacs, William Francis
  • Patent number: 10502821
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a radar imaging system that includes a radar transmitter configured to transmit radar at a target; an aperture including an array of physically independent airborne carriers, each of the carriers configured to receive radar echoes from the target; and a base station, which may be located at ground level, in communication with each of the airborne carriers to receive the radar echoes and determine an image of the target from the received radar echoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: William Nicholas Dawber, Gary Steven Pearson
  • Patent number: 10473006
    Abstract: In some embodiments, there is provided a method of controlling a pressure gradient between a combustion chamber and a crankcase of an engine, the method having: receiving, at a control device, a signal indicating that a lubricant container is coupled to a lubricant circulation system associated with the engine, in response to the received signal, providing data to cause operation of a suction control device for facilitating control of the pressure gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventors: Rana Ali, Steven Paul Goodier, Richard Pearson, Oliver Paul Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150276917
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a radar imaging system that includes a radar transmitter configured to transmit radar at a target; an aperture including an array of physically independent airborne carriers, each of the carriers configured to receive radar echoes from the target; and a base station, which may be located at ground level, in communication with each of the airborne carriers to receive the radar echoes and determine an image of the target from the received radar echoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: William Nicholas Dawber, Gary Steven Pearson
  • Patent number: 7533023
    Abstract: A speech processing system is provided for customizing speech parameters across speech applications in a networked environment. The speech processing system includes: a speech processing application residing on a first computing device, where the speech processing application is operable to capture customized speech parameters for a given user and communicate the customized speech parameters across a network; and an intermediary speech processor residing on a second computing device in the networked environment, where the intermediary speech processor adapted to receive the customized speech parameters and is operable to transform the customized speech parameters for use on a third computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Veprek, Ted H. Applebaum, Steven Pearson, Roland Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20060218204
    Abstract: A data processing implemented method and system and article of manufacture are provided for determining compatibility between a primary instance and a standby instance, the primary instance being characterized by a first log position indicator and a primary log chain fingerprint (FP-P) and the secondary instance being characterized by a second log position indicator and a secondary log chain fingerprint (FP-S); the FP-P and the FP-S each uniquely identifying a prescribed history of an associated data processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Effi Ofer, David Mooney, Steven Pearson, Xun Xue, Kevin Cherkauer
  • Publication number: 20060136686
    Abstract: A log-shipping data replication system employs a primary server coupled to a standby server. In operation, the primary server concurrently flushes log data at the primary server and transmits the same log data from the primary server to the standby server. The primary server further transmits at least one buffer flush boundary indication to the standby server indicating the flushing status of the log data at the primary server. The standby server processes the log data as a function of receiving the log data from the primary server, and/or receiving the at least one buffer flush boundary indication from the primary server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Cherkauer, Scott Lashley, Dale McInnis, Effi Ofer, Steven Pearson
  • Publication number: 20060095478
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for providing a consistent reintegration of a failed primary instance as a new secondary instance with implementation of truncation of log records. Upon failure of a primary instance, a secondary instance may be reassigned as the new primary instance. Prior to reintegration, any portion of the database log of the failed primary that is after the log position of the new primary instance may be truncated, followed by a comparison of the log positions of both the new primary instance and the new secondary instance. In limited circumstances, the truncation of the log data generated by the failed primary instance after the point of failure is possible, and supports reintegration of the failed primary as a new secondary instance with limited overhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Cherkauer, Scott Lashley, Steven Pearson, Effi Ofer, Xun Xue, Roger Zheng
  • Publication number: 20060074678
    Abstract: A prosody modification system for use in text-to-speech includes an input receiving a sequence of prosodic data vectors Pn, measured at time Tn, which samples a sound waveform. A prosody data warping module directly derives new prosodic data vectors Qn from the original data vectors Pn using a function, which is controlled by warping parameters A0, . . . Ak, which avoids round-off errors in deriving quantized values, which has derivatives with respect to A0, . . . Ak, Pn, and Tn that are continuous, and which has sufficiently high complexity to model intentional prosody of the sound waveform, and sufficiently low complexity to avoid modeling micro-prosody of the sound waveform. The smoothness and simplicity of the function ensure that micro-prosodic perturbations and errors in measurement of Tn are transferred directly to the output Qn. The errors are thus reversed during re-synthesis and therefore eliminated, resulting in micro-prosodic perturbations being preserved during re-synthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Pearson, Joram Meron
  • Publication number: 20050273626
    Abstract: A portable device, such as a cellular telephone, engages the user in a challenge-response sequence that is based on recognition of the user's utterance and also upon verification of the user's speech patterns or voiceprint. The challenge-response protocol presents the user with an unexpected challenge word, which the user is then requested to respond to. The system maintains a secure data store of challenge words which it adapts and augments as the user makes use of the portable device. The portable device provides the user with a convenient, single access point through which he or she can authenticate with a variety of disparate secure devices ranging from door locks, ATM machines, financial institutions and third-party business associates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Steven Pearson, Matteo Contolini
  • Publication number: 20050198265
    Abstract: An information notification system includes an input receiving activity information relating to a user activity category and/or environment information relating to a user environment category. A delivery module determines a manner of notification delivery based on the user activity category and the user environment category. An output communicates a notification to the user in accordance with the manner of delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Veprek, Steven Pearson
  • Publication number: 20050171774
    Abstract: A speaker authentication system includes an input receptive of user speech from a user. An extraction module extracts acoustic correlates of aspects of the user's physiology from the user speech, including at least one of glottal source parameters, formant related parameters, timing characteristics, and pitch related qualities. An output communicates the acoustic correlates to an authentication module adapted to authenticate the user by comparing the acoustic correlates to predefined acoustic correlates in a datastore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Ted Applebaum, Steven Pearson, Philippe Morin, Jean-Claude Junqua
  • Patent number: 6792407
    Abstract: A new speaker provides speech from which comparison snippets are extracted. The comparison snippets are compared with initial snippets stored in a recorded snippet database that is associated with a concatenative synthesizer. The comparison of the snippets to the initial snippets produces required sound units. A greedy selection algorithm is performed with the required sound units for identifying the smallest subset of the input text that contains all of the text for the new speaker to read. The new speaker then reads the optimally selected text and sound units are extracted from the human speech such that the recorded snippet database is modified and the speech synthesized adopts the voice quality and characteristics of the new speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kibre, Steven Pearson, Brian Hanson, Jean-Claude Junqua
  • Publication number: 20040158457
    Abstract: A speech processing system is provided for customizing speech parameters across speech applications in a networked environment. The speech processing system includes: a speech processing application residing on a first computing device, where the speech processing application is operable to capture customized speech parameters for a given user and communicate the customized speech parameters across a network; and an intermediary speech processor residing on a second computing device in the networked environment, where the intermediary speech processor adapted to receive the customized speech parameters and is operable to transform the customized speech parameters for use on a third computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Peter Veprek, Ted H. Applebaum, Steven Pearson, Roland Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20020193994
    Abstract: A new speaker provides speech from which comparison snippets are extracted. The comparison snippets are compared with initial snippets stored in a recorded snippet database that is associated with a concatenative synthesizer. The comparison of the snippets to the initial snippets produces required sound units. A greedy selection algorithm is performed with the required sound units for identifying the smallest subset of the input text that contains all of the text for the new speaker to read. The new speaker then reads the optimally selected text and sound units are extracted from the human speech such that the recorded snippet database is modified and the speech synthesized adopts the voice quality and characteristics of the new speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Nicholas Kibre, Steven Pearson, Brian Hanson, Jean-Claude Junqua
  • Patent number: 6189774
    Abstract: An improved postcard for mailing and displaying a photograph and a blank for and method of making the same is disclosed herein. The postcard is made from the blank, which is folded and then secured together along outer edges thereof, by flaps formed in the blank. One of the flaps is left open so that a photograph may be inserted into a pocket formed in the postcard, so as to be seen through a transparent window secured to one side of a front portion of the formed postcard. After insertion of the photograph, the open side of the pocket is permanently sealed by the open flap, and the postcard may be sent through the mail. The postcard includes a triangular element held on a rear surface thereof, which triangular element is rotatable to an open position to support the postcard in an elevated or standing position, whereby the photograph may be easily viewed through the transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: C. Steven Pearson
  • Patent number: D901990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Leapfrog Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Steven N. Pinelli, Kurtis M. Sward, Richard E. Ellison, Jill Pearson, Micaela K. McCabe, Glen C. Gilmore, III, Brian M. Clemens, Jaswanth C. Gonuguntla, Derek J. Leatzow, Jordan Sward