Patents by Inventor Theodore A Lee

Theodore A Lee 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: 11546737
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant messaging system includes a communication tag located in a buckle of a vehicle seatbelt assembly and configured to wirelessly transmit signals, to a mobile device, representing a location of a passenger using the mobile device in a host vehicle. The system further includes a communication transceiver programmed to transmit messages to the mobile device and a system processor programmed to generate the messages to the mobile device, the messages identifying the location of the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Pietro Buttolo, Basavaraj Tonshal, Qianyi Wang, Gary Steven Strumolo, Kelly Lee Zechel, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove
  • Patent number: 11544811
    Abstract: A system that includes a wearable device, and a method of using the system, including: receiving, at a first transceiver element of a wearable device, a target beam from a ride-share vehicle, the element having a first axis of reception; and when the first axis is oriented toward the beam, providing an indication, via the device, to a user thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Pietro Buttolo, Basavaraj Tonshal, Qianyi Wang, Gary Steven Strumolo, Kelly Lee Zechel, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove
  • Patent number: 11546256
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for the creation, management, and utilization of a multi-region virtual overlay wide area network from a plurality of special purpose network appliances. In exemplary embodiments, multiple regions are created for the virtual overlay wide area network, each region having its own network topology. At least one network appliance from each region is in communication with at least one network appliance from each other region, for inter-region connectivity within the virtual overlay wide area network. A subnet sharing protocol can be utilized to exchange routing information among each network appliance within each region, and between each region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Manoj Gopal Kulkarni, Pawan Kumar Singh, Patrick Lee Mahan, Manoj Kumar Dutta, Theodore Ernest Tedijanto, Damon John Ennis
  • Patent number: 11544636
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a ride-share request to a ride-share server, the ride-share request including information about an accessibility device, determining a present orientation of the accessibility device, and transmitting the present orientation of the accessibility device to the ride-share vehicle. Another method includes transmitting a present orientation of an accessibility device, receiving a target orientation of the accessibility device, illuminating a light projector, determining that the accessibility device is in the target orientation, and turning off the light projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Pietro Buttolo, Basavaraj Tonshal, Qianyi Wang, Gary Steven Strumolo, Kelly Lee Zechel, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove
  • Publication number: 20220399912
    Abstract: A wireless field device for use in an industrial process includes input/output terminals to couple to a process interface element and a discrete input/output channel configured to receive a discrete input signal from the process interface element through the input/output terminals when configured as a discrete input channel, the discrete input/output channel further configured to provide a discrete output to the process interface element through the input/output terminals when configured as discrete output channel. Wireless communication circuitry transmits and receives information. A controller transmits information through the communication circuitry based upon a sensed process variable, provides a discrete output signal when the discrete input/output channel is configured as a discrete output channel and receives a discrete input signal when configured as a discrete input channel. An external power supply input is couples to an external power supply and a battery power supply input couples a battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Brian Lee Westfield, Theodore Henry Schnaare, James Alan Johnson, Greg Edward Gindele, Ryan Thomas Lindsey, Jared Neuharth, Robert Weinberger
  • Patent number: 11528299
    Abstract: Provided are methods, apparatus, and system for policy based wide area network. A network of network appliances is configured with a policy configuration. Each network appliance is configured to validate each wide area network packet against the policy configuration. The validation can include verifying that the packets meet the SD-WAN network segment requirements and security rules including verifying that the source and destination address of the packet meet the firewall zone requirements. Each wide area network packet contains a policy header that is checked by the sending and receiving network appliance against the policy configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Anthony Hughes, Manoj Kumar Dutta, Manoj Gopal Kulkarni, Pawan Kumar Singh, Damon John Ennis, Theodore Ernest Tedijanto, Patrick Lee Mahan, Bowen Yan, Zhigang Yin, Kennedy Tjong Ki Ngo, Ganesh Lakshmanan, Ravikumar Govindarao, Srivathsa Sarangapani
  • Patent number: 11511945
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to secure rollable carts to sortation systems. In one embodiment, an example system may include a first chute configured to guide packages to a first moveable cart that is disposed at a first end of the first chute, and a first anti-tip mechanism configured to prevent tipping of the first moveable cart. The first anti-tip mechanism may include a frame, a first C-shaped component coupled to the frame, and a second C-shaped component coupled to the frame. The first C-shaped component may be configured to engage a first portion of the first moveable cart, and the second C-shaped component may be configured to engage a second portion of the first moveable cart, such that the first moveable cart is prevented from vertical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Dwayne Thomas, Sean Murphy, Trudy Parnell, Robert Theodore Cassidy, Sian Leng Lee Chew
  • Patent number: 11508869
    Abstract: A lateral interband Type II engineered (LITE) detector is provided. LITE detectors use engineered heterostructures to spatially separate electrons and holes into separate layers. The device may have two configurations, a positive intrinsic (PIN) configuration and a BJT (Bipolar junction transistor) configuration. The PIN configuration may have a wide bandgap (WBG) layer that transports the holes above a narrow bandgap (NBG) absorber layer that absorbs the target radiation and transports the electrons. The BJT configuration may have a WBG layer operating as a BJT above an NBG layer. In both configurations, the LITE design uses a Type II staggered offset between the NBG layers and the WBG layers that provides a built-in field for the holes to drift from an absorber region to a transporter region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Sanjay Krishna, Sri Harsha Kodati, Theodore Ronningen, Seunghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11490988
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for protecting doctors and others from pathogenic microorganisms aerosolized during surgical and other procedures on patients. The systems and methods generally operate by forming a partially-enclosed chamber around the patient's face during the procedure. A facial adapter and facial shield isolate a portion of the patient's face from the surrounding environment. The partially-enclosed chamber is connected to a vacuum source that brings the pathogenic particles through a filter, which further decreases the number of pathogenic particles expelled into the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kacker, Mark Lee, Theodore Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20220351281
    Abstract: Items are identified from one or more catalogues and images of the items are obtained. A dynamically rendered Virtual Reality (VR) store is constructed from the images and from images of objects/structures associated with a store. The item images that populate the VR store can be customized to a given customer and/or a given store. A VR session is established with a customer within the VR store, the item images can be selected, examined, and purchased during the session by the customer as the customer navigates through the VR store. Specialized rooms during the VR session allow the customer to interact in real time with other customers shopping via other VR sessions. The customer and other customers are rendered as avatars within the specialized room. A designated avatar or automated chatbot provides automated and real time assistance to the customer during the VR session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kip Oliver Morgan, Theodore Chen, Geoffrey Dodd, May Hu, Karhan Jones, Raheel Jooma, Kelli Lee
  • Patent number: 11488317
    Abstract: A system is provided that stores a neural network model trained on a training dataset which indicates an association between first graphic information associated with one or more first objects and corresponding first plurality of depth images. The system receives second graphic information that corresponds to the one or more first objects. The system further applies the trained neural network model received on the second graphic information. The system predicts a first depth image from the first plurality of depth images based on the application of the trained neural network model on the received second graphic information. The system extracts first depth information from the predicted first depth image. The first depth information corresponds to the one or more first objects indicated by the second graphic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Hwa Lee, Gareth White, Antti Myllykoski, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Patent number: 11484961
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to methods, systems, and apparatuses, for providing fittings capable of being orbitally welded. A system may include measuring components configured to measure a tubing thickness and measure a fitting thickness. The system may also include a processor configured to determine a difference in thickness between the measured tubing thickness and the measured fitting thickness and, based on the determined difference in thickness, determine an amount of fitting that is to be removed to reach a set, specified thickness that allows the fitting to be orbitally welded. The system may also include a facing tool configured to bevel and shape an end portion of the fitting according to the determined amount of fitting that is to be removed to reach the specified thickness and may include an orbital welder configured to orbitally weld the beveled end of the fitting to the tubing in a fusion socket weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Critical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore J Jones, Ralph Vorraro, Joshua Gene-Phillip Belke, Nicholas Lee Bramon
  • Publication number: 20220345513
    Abstract: Systems and methods of placeshifting media playback between two or more devices are provided. For example, a method for placeshifting media may include downloading onto a first device an index of files accessed or modified on a second device via a data storage server, at least one of the files being a media file played on the second device. The first device may display a user selectable list of the files on the first device before issuing a request for the media file to the data storage server. The data storage server may send the media file to the first device from the data storage server, and the first device may play back the media file where the second device left off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Michael ROSENBLATT, Gloria LIN, Amir Mahmood MIKHAK, Taido Lantz NAKAJIMA, Sean Anthony MAYO, Andrew HODGE, Anthony Michael FADELL, Jeffery Theodore LEE, Shawn A. ELLIS, Policarpo WOOD, Alan Christopher CANNISTRARO
  • Patent number: 11475631
    Abstract: A system for generation of training dataset is provided. The system controls a depth sensor to capture, from a first viewpoint, a first image a first depth value associated with the first object. The system receives tracking information from a handheld device associated with the depth sensor, based on a movement of the handheld device and the depth sensor in a 3D space. The system generates graphic information corresponding to the first object based on the received tracking information. The graphic information includes the first object from a second viewpoint. The system calculates a second depth value associated with the first object, based on the graphic information. The system generates, for a neural network model, a training dataset which includes a first combination of the first image and the first depth value, and a second combination of second images corresponding to the graphic information and the second depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Hwa Lee, Gareth White, Antti Myllykoski, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20220311711
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to a network interface device that includes circuitry to: adjust a rate of packet transmissions by Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)-based congestion control based on phase of operation and congestion metrics comprising queue depth at one or more intermediate switches. In some examples, the circuitry is to adjust the rate of packet transmissions by multiplicative decrease or increase based on a number of inflight bytes. In some examples, the circuitry is to adjust the rate of packet transmissions by additive decrease or increase based on congestion metric from the one or more intermediate switches at one or more intermediate switches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Theodore JEPSEN, Junggun LEE, Grzegorz JERECZEK, Simon WASS
  • Patent number: 11454737
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for predicting the future magnetic alignment of a runway. Extrapolating from previous historical records, the future trajectory of the Earth's eccentric geomagnetic axial pole (“ED”) is predicted. With that predicted trajectory as the basis, the future azimuthal change between the location of the ED and the location of an airfield is calculated. At the location of the airfield, a future change in the declination between true north and geomagnetic north is then calculated based on the predicted azimuthal change. The predicted change in declination then becomes the predicted change in magnetic alignment of any runway at the airfield. By predicting future changes in the magnetic alignment of a runway, preparations for changing the name of the runway can be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Theodore A Lee, Mihan McKenna
  • Publication number: 20220272982
    Abstract: Provided is a metal organic framework (MOF) comprising copper ions. Also provided are resin powders, granules or pellets comprising the MOF. In some embodiments, the resin powders, granules or pellets are antimicrobial. Also provided are fibers or sheets comprising the MOF. In some embodiments, the fibers or sheets are antimicrobial. Processes for preparing the MOF are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Steven J. Monaco, Richard J. Lee, Alan M. Levine, Jonathan Lyle Wistrom, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Merlin Theodore, Bryan Howard Bellaire, Nathan Drew Peroutka-Bigus
  • Publication number: 20220241336
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for editing the genome of a human T cell. In some embodiments, a heterologous T cell receptor (TCR)-? chain and a heterologous TCR-? chain are inserted into exon 1 of a TCR subunit constant gene in the genome of the T cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Theodore Lee ROTH, Eric SHIFRUT, Alexander MARSON, Cristina PUIG SAUS, Antoni RIBAS
  • Publication number: 20220247616
    Abstract: Systems and methods of placeshifting media playback between two or more devices are provided. For example, a method for placeshifting media may include downloading onto a first device an index of files accessed or modified on a second device via a data storage server, at least one of the files being a media file played on the second device. The first device may display a user selectable list of the files on the first device before issuing a request for the media file to the data storage server. The data storage server may send the media file to the first device from the data storage server, and the first device may play back the media file where the second device left off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Michael ROSENBLATT, Gloria LIN, Amir Mahmood MIKHAK, Taido Lantz NAKAJIMA, Sean Anthony MAYO, Andrew HODGE, Anthony Michael FADELL, Jeffery Theodore LEE, Shawn A. ELLIS, Policarpo WOOD, Alan Christopher CANNISTRARO
  • Publication number: 20220203178
    Abstract: A golf ball dispenser includes: a receptacle configured to hold multiple golf balls; a passageway connecting an outlet of the golf dispenser with the receptacle; a gateway coupled between the passageway and the receptacle to restrict a passage of the multiple golf balls into the passageway, the gateway being selectively moveable to allow a golf ball to pass into the passageway for delivery to a tee area; and a display device embedded in the golf ball dispenser to present at least information regarding the golf ball in flight after the golf ball is hit from the tee area. Further, methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for use with such golf ball dispensers, can control holding and dispensing of golf balls at a golf facility, e.g., a driving range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Brian David Burdette, Andrew David Macaulay, Clinton Scott Lovejoy, William Kevin Miner, Theodore YuChiang Cheng, Mark Joseph Semsak, Gabriel Heath Denk, Justin Dean Pendleton, Brian Lee Roderman, David Christopher Singer, Clifton Frederick Geisler, Scott Michael Thibeault, Frances Meng Wang, Michael Ryan Petri, Kenneth John Buras, JR.