Patents by Inventor Timothy Harrington

Timothy Harrington 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: 8949232
    Abstract: Architecture that provides a data structure to facilitate personalized ranking over recommended content (e.g., documents). The data structure approximates the social distance of the searching user to the content at query time. A graph is created of content recommended by members of the social network, where the nodes of the graph include content nodes (for the content) and recommending member nodes (for members of the social network who recommended the content). If a member recommends content, an edge is created between the member node and the content node. If a member is a “friend” (tagged as related in some way) of another member, an edge is created between the two member nodes. Each node is converted to a lower dimensional feature set. Feature sets of the content are indexed and the feature set of the searching user is utilized to match and rank the search results at query time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Rajesh Shenoy, Marc Najork, Rina Panigrahy
  • Patent number: 8930563
    Abstract: An extensible architecture that enables developers to focus solely on the domain-specific nature of the stream processing algorithm to be implemented. It is positioned as an intermediary component between streaming data feeds and stream algorithms, thereby aggregating demand on data sources and hiding the complexity involved in managing active connections to different data sources. Per-algorithm stream throttling is provided so that individual algorithms do not get overloaded; thus, ensuring that algorithms receive fresh items from the data feeds to which the algorithms subscribe. Feed items can be discarded when an algorithm is not able to process the items in realtime to ensure that feed items are sampled at the fastest processing rate of the algorithm. Thus, a single instance of an algorithm can handle an entire data stream. Moreover, redundancy can be achieved by running the same configuration on multiple machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Harrington
  • Publication number: 20130111054
    Abstract: An extensible architecture that enables developers to focus solely on the domain-specific nature of the stream processing algorithm to be implemented. It is positioned as an intermediary component between streaming data feeds and stream algorithms, thereby aggregating demand on data sources and hiding the complexity involved in managing active connections to different data sources. Per-algorithm stream throttling is provided so that individual algorithms do not get overloaded; thus, ensuring that algorithms receive fresh items from the data feeds to which the algorithms subscribe. Feed items can be discarded when an algorithm is not able to process the items in realtime to ensure that feed items are sampled at the fastest processing rate of the algorithm. Thus, a single instance of an algorithm can handle an entire data stream. Moreover, redundancy can be achieved by running the same configuration on multiple machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy Harrington
  • Publication number: 20130086057
    Abstract: Architecture that provides a data structure to facilitate personalized ranking over recommended content (e.g., documents). The data structure approximates the social distance of the searching user to the content at query time. A graph is created of content recommended by members of the social network, where the nodes of the graph include content nodes (for the content) and recommending member nodes (for members of the social network who recommended the content). If a member recommends content, an edge is created between the member node and the content node. If a member is a “friend” (tagged as related in some way) of another member, an edge is created between the two member nodes. Each node is converted to a lower dimensional feature set. Feature sets of the content are indexed and the feature set of the searching user is utilized to match and rank the search results at query time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Rajesh Shenoy, Marc Najork, Rina Panigrahy
  • Patent number: 8036915
    Abstract: A system and method that employs standardized data collection forms for use by health care providers and patients to enable efficient collection, storage and management of patient data for treatment of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Cosortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Kremer, Timothy Harrington, George Reed, Allan Gibofsky, Jeffrey Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20110120791
    Abstract: A sling leather seat, seven inches wide, and approximately 29-30 inches long, having first and second end pieces and a center segment upon which a turret gunner can be seated, has a first ring between the first end piece and the middle segment, and a second ring between the second end piece and the middle segment. A leather waist belt is connected to the sling seat by a pair of elongated tethers connected between the first and second rings and the waist belt, respectively, including chains, cables and/or straps as the tethers which are of a length to allow the gunner to stand up, off the sling seat, but which will prevent the gunner from being ejected from the gun turret in the event of a vehicle rollover. The first and second end pieces of the sling seat are connected to a pair of rings, respectively, on the interior of the gun turret. The body belt in the preferred embodiment is tethered to the sling seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Kyle L. Greenwood, William J. Hartmann, Timothy A. Harrington
  • Publication number: 20100063848
    Abstract: A system and method that employs standardized data collection forms for use by health care providers and patients to enable efficient collection, storage and management of patient data for treatment of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Kremer, Timothy Harrington, George Reed, Allan GIBOFSKY, Jeffrey Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20080042875
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an RF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald Capener, Huong Han
  • Publication number: 20080042881
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an REF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald Capener, Huong Han
  • Publication number: 20070290847
    Abstract: A vehicle tag includes a housing and a tag connector supported by the housing for connecting to a diagnostic jack of a vehicle on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. A tag transmitter is carried by the housing and operative with the tag connector for receiving telemetry data from the OBD system and transmitting the telemetry data in an RF pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Harrington, Douglas Bowman, Walter Johnson, Richard Benner, Ronald Capener, Huong Han
  • Publication number: 20070252728
    Abstract: A system and method controls entry or exit of a vehicle to or from a vehicle lot. A tag transmitter is adapted to be mounted on a vehicle for transmitting a wireless RF signal that includes vehicle data relating to the vehicle. A lane sensor is associated with a vehicle lane through which vehicles pass for at least one of entering and exiting the vehicle lot and is configured to receive wireless RF signals from the tag transmitter when the vehicle is in the vehicle lane, while substantially rejecting wireless RF signals from other tag transmitters mounted on other vehicles within the vehicle lot or in an adjacent vehicle lane. A processor is operatively connected to the lane sensor and receives and processes the vehicle data to validate and control the vehicle's entry or exit to or from the vehicle lot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: WHERENET CORP, Corporation of the State of California
    Inventors: David Wisherd, Timothy Harrington, Samuel Levy
  • Patent number: 4605902
    Abstract: Isolation is provided to two signal sources whose output signals are combined by the use of an outphasing technique. A first divider divides the signal from a first signal source into two signals and a second divider divides the signal from the second signal source into two additional signals. A first output of the first divider and a first output of the second divider are connected together by an attenuator and delay line which is used to cancel the leakage across a hybrid combiner. A second output of the first divider and second divider is applied to the hybrid combiner where the two signals are combined to obtain a combination signal that has enhanced isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 4439740
    Abstract: A corporate amplifier is defined as and includes a plurality of N amplifier modules where N is a positive integer that is greater than one. The plurality of amplifier modules are driven by a power splitter which takes a signal that is to be amplified and divides it into N equal amplitude components. Each component is applied to a member of the plurality of N amplifier modules for amplification. The outputs of the power amplifier modules are combined by a power combiner that has N input terminals with each input terminal being connected to an output terminal of a member of the plurality of N amplifier modules. A fault detector detects failure of one or more of the plurality of N amplifier modules and provides a fault signal indicating thereby a failed amplifier module. A compensation circuit compensates both the power splitter and the power combiner means so that if a fault is detected in one or more of the plurality of N amplifier modules the performance of the corporate amplifier will be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 4352072
    Abstract: A wide band, feedforward, power amplifier circuit has greater stability when quadrature hybrid devices are used to match the output impedance of the power amplifier with the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 4348642
    Abstract: The performance of a wide band feedforward power amplifier circuit is enhanced when a phase intercept distortion compensation circuit is used to provide phase and amplitude matching between the signal amplifier and the feedforward path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Harrington
  • Patent number: 4165493
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an amplifier incorporating various devices for detecting parameters such as average power, peak power and signal voltage to be used to provide the feedback signals for automatic level control of an RF amplifier whose output signal is passed through an antenna coupler to an antenna. These detection devices allow normal operational level setting as well as minimizing the chance of overloads resulting in amplifier circuit failure during tuning conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy A. Harrington
  • Patent number: D325027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Wallace, Timothy Harrington