Patents by Inventor Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill 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: 11354866
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating, selecting, modifying and/or otherwise configuring occluder(s) used in mixed-reality environments. Pose information of a trackable device worn or carried by a user is determined. Based on that pose information, an assumption regarding the user's own pose is determined. An occluder is then configured in a manner to correspond to the assumed pose of the user for use in the mixed-reality environment. By generating the occluder in this manner, improved battery life by the trackable device can be achieved relative to conventional systems that rely entirely on iterative scanning of the user's body to determine body position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Alexander Hill, Kathleen Carol Heasley, Jonathan Gustav Paulovich, Jake Thomas Shields, Constantin Dulu
  • Patent number: 11318109
    Abstract: This invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising or consisting essentially of the phytocannabinoids cannabidivarin (CBDV) and cannabidiol (CBD). The composition is particularly safe and efficacious for use in the treatment of neurological conditions, characterized by hyper-excitability of the central nervous system, convulsions or seizures such as occur in epilepsy. Preferably the CBDV and the CBD are present with at least one non-cannabinoid component of cannabis such as one or more terpenes or a terpene fraction. More particularly the composition further comprises one or more cannabichromene type compounds. Particularly cannabichromene propyl variant (CBCV) and/or cannabichromene (CBC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: GW Pharma Limited, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Whalley, Claire Williams, Gary Stephens, Thomas Hill
  • Publication number: 20220126317
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for producing materials for construction and for dust control utilizing enzyme producing cells, an amount of a nitrogen source such as urea, and an amount of calcium such as calcium chloride. Calcium contributes to the formation of calcium carbonate which creates a solid structure, layer or shield. One or more compositions containing components of the invention can be sprayed or otherwise applied to surfaces for erosion control, foundation support, prevention of sink hole formation, prevention of dust formation, or other applications. Ammonia, water and other by-products of the process can be recycled and re-utilized for the same or other purposes including, for example, as fertilizers and energy sources, or independently fermented from selectively cultivated microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Ginger K. Dosier, Victoria M. Durham, Thomas A. Hill, J. Michael Dosier, Steven W. McAllister
  • Patent number: 11316869
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of establishing secure communications. The method includes receiving an attestation parameter associated with a first peer in a potential peer-to-peer communication, adding the attestation parameter to an MACsec Key Agreement (MKA) protocol key exchange, transmitting the key exchange from the first peer to a second peer in the potential peer-to-peer communication and upon a validation of the attestation parameter by the second peer, enabling secure communication between the first peer and the second peer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Hill, Frank Brockners, Shwetha Subray Bhandari, Chennakesava Reddy Gaddam
  • Patent number: 11287558
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing, a light diffusion panel, a reflective surface, and a plurality of light sources. The light diffusion panel includes a light source aperture, an edge surface bounding the light source aperture, and an emission surface. The emission surface includes first and second emission surface sections. The second emission surface section is disposed on an opposite side of the light source aperture from the first emission surface section. The reflective surface is disposed on a side of the light diffusion panel opposite the emission surface. The light sources project light into the light diffusion panel through the edge surface. The light sources include first and second light sources. The first light source projects light into the light diffusion panel and through the first emission surface section. The second light source projects light into the light diffusion panel and through the second emission surface section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bailey, Ezekial Thomas Hill, III
  • Patent number: 11212265
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions stored thereon, when executed, the instructions being effective to cause at least one processor of a first network device to: derive a private key encryption key based on a public key, a first private key of the first network device, a second private key of a live peer device, and a Connectivity Association Key (CAK); transmit a secret key encrypted by the private key encryption key to the live peer device; and receive a communication from the live peer device, the communication being encrypted by the secret key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Hill, Chennakesava Reddy Gaddam, Annu Singh, Gaurav Kumar
  • Publication number: 20210379222
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing configured to be positioned over an area, the housing including a frame having a first channel for receiving a light emitter. A light emitter is positioned in the first channel. The light emitter is configured to emit ultra-violet light. A reflector assembly is connected to the frame to direct ultra-violet light emitted from the light emitter. At least a portion of the area is located at 0 degrees relative to the light emitter and a majority of the emitted ultra-violet light is emitted from the housing between 90 degrees and 130 degrees relative to the light emitter in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Bailey, Douglas Hamilton, Christopher Hutchins, Derek Baker, Jason Duckworth, Dan Hassert, John Riley, Thomas Hill, Bruce Rhodes, Landon Gennetten, Thomas Benton, Jeffrey Schoepf, Jeffrey McClow
  • Patent number: 11128663
    Abstract: A first network element, such as a router, in a computer network may have established a communication link with a second network element in the computer network. A secure session associated with the communication link between the first and second network elements may then be established. The secure session may use a secure communication function on each of the first network element and the second network element. The first network element may then detect that the first network element cannot communicate with the second network element over the communication link. When the first network element cannot communicate with the second network element, the first network element may terminate the communication link and the secure session associated with the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Hill, Stephen Michael Orr
  • Publication number: 20210279633
    Abstract: An algorithmic real-time learning engine comprising an algorithmic model generator configured to process a set of system variables from a big data source using at least one of a pattern recognition algorithm and a statistical test algorithm to identify patterns, relationships between variables, and important variables; and generate at least one of: a predictive model based on the identified patterns, relationships between variables, and important variables; statistical test model about correlations, differences between variables, or patterns in time across variables; and recurring clusters model of similar observations across variables. A data preprocessor can select system variables of interest, align the selected system variables based on time, and arrange the aligned variables into rows. The selected system variables can also be aggregated based on a pre-defined aggregate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Lawrence DERANY, Eduardo GALVEZ, Thomas HILL, Sai Venu Gopal LOLLA, Mark PALMER, Maria PUHL, Daniel SCOTT
  • Publication number: 20210238148
    Abstract: The present invention provides a class of pyrimidinedione cyclohekenyl compounds and methods of using these compounds as glucocorticoid receptor modulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Hazel HUNT, Damien Francis Philippe CREPIN, Joseph Thomas HILL-COUSINS, Thomas Matthew BAKER, Lorna DUFFY
  • Publication number: 20210216544
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating analytics and interactive exploration of big data, stored and/or streaming, using approximate query processing is presented. The apparatus comprises a model constructor and a sampler. The model constructor identifies important predictors variables in big data using feature selection, predictor variables, and outcome variables and partitions the important predictor variables into one or more stratifications based either the identified interactions or identified relationships. The sampler generates a subset of data by querying the big data using a query constructed based on at least one stratification. The subset of data can be fed into an analytics generator. The analytics generator generates analytics data for the outcome variables based on the subset of data and an analytics algorithm and a visualization, e.g. an interactive visualization, comprising the outcome variables, the important predictor variables, the stratification, the subset of data, and the analytics data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas HILL, David KATZ, Michael O'CONNELL, Jags RAMNARAYAN, Daniel J. ROPE
  • Publication number: 20210218717
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions stored thereon, when executed, the instructions being effective to cause at least one processor of a first network device to: derive a private key encryption key based on a public key, a first private key of the first network device, a second private key of a live peer device, and a Connectivity Association Key (CAK); transmit a secret key encrypted by the private key encryption key to the live peer device; and receive a communication from the live peer device, the communication being encrypted by the secret key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Hill, Chennakesava Reddy Gaddam, Annu Singh, Gaurav Kumar
  • Publication number: 20210176255
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of establishing secure communications. The method includes receiving an attestation parameter associated with a first peer in a potential peer-to-peer communication, adding the attestation parameter to an MACsec Key Agreement (MKA) protocol key exchange, transmitting the key exchange from the first peer to a second peer in the potential peer-to-peer communication and upon a validation of the attestation parameter by the second peer, enabling secure communication between the first peer and the second peer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Craig Thomas Hill, Frank Brockners, Shwetha Subray Bhandari, Chennakesava Reddy Gaddam
  • Publication number: 20210103832
    Abstract: A system for identifying information in high dimensional, low latency streaming data having dynamically evolving data patterns. The system processes, continuously and in real-time, the streaming data. Processing includes filtering the data based on event data to identify diagnostic data points by comparing the event data with an experimental design matrix and performing a modeling operation using the identified diagnostic data points in order to identify efficiently any current and emerging patterns of relationships between at least one outcome variable and predictor variables. The at least one a-priori, pre-designed experimental design matrix is generated based on combinations of the predictor variables and at least one outcome variable. The experimental design matrix is also generated based on at least one of main effects, limitations, constraints, and interaction effects of the predictor variables and combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas HILL, Michael O'CONNELL, Daniel J. ROPE
  • Patent number: 10966658
    Abstract: A lifestyle service with data and routines storable in a memory of a wearable electronic device is discussed. The lifestyle service has at least a Sleep data routine and an Activity data routine. The lifestyle service can cooperate with an insight engine. The lifestyle service is aware of different types of information contained in one or more time synchronous applications. The system can compare tracked physical activity data with historical data in set increments in light of the information in the time synchronous applications and then communicate notifications to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Aaron Surbur, Heather Mehle Shapiro, Kevin Thomas Hill
  • Publication number: 20210072450
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing, a light diffusion panel, a reflective surface, and a plurality of light sources. The light diffusion panel includes a light source aperture, an edge surface bounding the light source aperture, and an emission surface. The emission surface includes first and second emission surface sections. The second emission surface section is disposed on an opposite side of the light source aperture from the first emission surface section. The reflective surface is disposed on a side of the light diffusion panel opposite the emission surface. The light sources project light into the light diffusion panel through the edge surface. The light sources include first and second light sources. The first light source projects light into the light diffusion panel and through the first emission surface section. The second light source projects light into the light diffusion panel and through the second emission surface section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Bailey, Thomas Hill
  • Publication number: 20210019324
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for extracting the samples from big data to extract most information about the relationships of interest between dimensions and variables in the data repository. More specifically, extracting information from lame data repositories follows an adaptive process that uses systematic sampling procedures derived from optimal experimental designs to target from a large data set specific observations with information value of interest for the analytic task under consideration. The application of adaptive optimal design to guide exploration of large data repositories provides advantages over known big data technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas HILL, Michael O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20200387814
    Abstract: A system for generating algorithmic models comprising a function module to generate a desirability function, an automated machine learning module, and a UI module. The desirability function defines a single desirability value based on an algorithmic model accuracy criteria, criteria for algorithmic model quality, criteria for model fidelity, and criteria for the benefits and cost of model deployment. Specific hard and soft constraints regarding these and other user-defined criteria can also be specified by the user. The automated machine learning module generates an algorithmic model by training the algorithmic model against a model data set, identifying the model with the greatest desirability with respect to all criteria as combined via the desirability function. The UI module generates a user interface to display the overall desirability as well as all model criteria configured by the user. The displayed criteria and desirability are selectable and definable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Venkata Jagannath YELLAPRAGADA, Thomas HILL, Daniel ROPE, Michael O'CONNELL, Gaia PAOLINI, Eric HSU
  • Patent number: 10839024
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a variable and interaction detection operation. In certain embodiments, the variable and interaction detection operation detects important variables and as well as interactions among certain important variables in big data. In certain embodiments, the variable and interaction detection operation includes a robust automated process flow (i.e., an analytic recipe) which identifies important variables and their interactions in large data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TIBCO SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Hill, Vladimir S. Rastunkov, Daniel W. Scott
  • Publication number: 20200346976
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions and methods for the manufacture of pigmented solids structures for which can be used for construction and/or decoration. Manufacturing comprises fixing one or more pigments to an aggregate material such as crushed rock, stone or sand. The pigmented aggregate is incubated with urease or urease producing microorganisms, an amount of a nitrogen source such as urea, and an amount of calcium source such as calcium chloride forming calcite bridges between particles of aggregate. The resulting solid has a hardness and colorfastness for most any construction material. Using selected aggregate and pigment, the process also provides for the manufacture of simulated-stone materials such as clay or granite bricks or blocks, marble counter-tops, and more. The invention is also directed to composition containing microorganisms and pigment as kits that can be added to most any aggregate materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Biomason, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Hill, Steven W. McAllister, J. Michael Dosier, Ginger K. Dosier