Patents by Inventor Victoria Y. H. Wood

Victoria Y. H. Wood 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: 10027873
    Abstract: A method substantially as shown and described the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein. A device substantially as shown and described the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund II, LLC
    Inventors: Ehren Brav, Russell Hannigan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, 3ric Johanson, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S Pan, Phillip Rutschman, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180199471
    Abstract: A method of managing a power supply system for a data center includes circulating a fluid in a cooling circuit, obtaining data regarding a server located in the data center using a sensor, controlling the transfer of heat energy from the server to the fluid based on the data, coupling the fluid to an electrochemical power generator, and generating power for the server using the fluid in the electrochemical power generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, Douglas M. Carmean, William Gates, Shaun L. Harris, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Sean M. James, Brian A. Janous, Jordin T. Kare, Jie Liu, Max N. Mankin, Gregory J. McKnight, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood,, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10015931
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for generating electricity from carbon-based photosynthate produced by a plant. The methods include providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2, harvesting a carbon-based photosynthate from the plant, processing the carbon-based photosynthate to produce energy, and converting at least some of the energy into electricity. An apparatus for converting the carbon-based photosynthate into CO2 and heat, and an apparatus for converting the heat of combustion into electricity is also provided. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10017392
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10015971
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180182370
    Abstract: A noise-canceling device includes a processing circuit configured to detect vibrational noise sound waves near a listener's ear using a vibration sensor, generate a vibrational noise-canceling signal, and control operation of a speaker to provide a desired sound signal and the vibrational noise-canceling signal to at least partially cancel the vibrational noise sound waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood,, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10008286
    Abstract: Systems and methods for self-testing archival memory devices are described. The memory device includes a data storage component capable of being coded with data. The memory device further includes a read-write mechanism configured to read, write, and delete data stored on the data storage component. The memory device includes a read-write controller configured to control the read-write mechanism based on input received through a device interface of the memory device, wherein the device interface of the memory device is configured to connect to an external computing device. The memory device further includes a diagnostic controller configured to perform a test on at least one of the data stored on the data storage component, the data storage component, and the read-write mechanism. The memory device includes a power source configured to provide operational power to the diagnostic controller when the memory device is not connected to an external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180167586
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a satellite imaging system with edge processing includes, but is not limited to, at least one first imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a first field of view; at least one second imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a second field of view that is proximate to and larger than a size of the first field of view; and a hub processing unit linked to the at least one first imaging unit and the at least one second imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Rutschman, Ehren Brav, Russell Hannigan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, 3ric Johanson, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood, Travis P. Dorschel
  • Patent number: 9995823
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for using compressed sensing for imaging an object for use in combination with an entertainment or infotainment device. For example, the system may utilize a few—(e.g., 1, 2, 3 . . . ) pixel imaging sensor to obtain coarse image data from each of a plurality of subregions of a region of interest. Compressed sensing techniques may then be used to estimate a higher resolution image of the region of interest using the coarse image data from the plurality of subregions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Eric D. Rudder, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Andrew Wilson, Jeannette M. Wing, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9997495
    Abstract: A non-contacting inductive interconnect of a three-dimensional integrated circuit includes a first silicon substrate having a first inductive loop. A first layer of high permeability material is deposited on the first silicon substrate that has the first inductive loop forming a first high permeability structure. The circuit further includes a second silicon substrate having a second inductive loop. A magnetic coupling is formed between the first inductive loop and the second inductive loop. The first high permeability structure can enhance the magnetic coupling between the first inductive loop and the second inductive loop. In some embodiments, a second layer of the high permeability material is deposited on the second silicon substrate that has the second inductive loop forming a second high permeability structure. The first high permeability structure and the second high permeability structure can form a magnetic circuit coupling the first inductive loop and the second inductive loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Douglas C. Burger, William Gates, Andrew F. Glew, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, John L. Manferdelli, Thomas M. McWilliams, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Burton J. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas A. Weaver, Richard T. Witek, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180157930
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a satellite constellation includes, but is not limited to, an array of satellites that each include a satellite imaging system including at least: at least one first imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a first field of view; at least one second imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a second field of view that is proximate to and that is larger than a size of the first field of view; and a hub processing unit linked to the at least one first imaging unit and the at least one second imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Rutschman, Ehren Brav, Russell Hannigan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, 3ric Johanson, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Victoria Y.H. Wood, Travis P. Dorschel
  • Patent number: 9987489
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for controlling an ear stimulation device with a personal computing device, in response to determination of electrical contact of an electrode in a stimulator earpiece with an ear of a user of the personal computing device, are described. If the electrode is not in good electrical contact with the ear of the user, delivery of the stimulus is prevented and the user is notified of the status of the electrode. In various aspects, the user is instructed to reposition the earpiece or replace, clean, moisten, or apply gel to at least a portion of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Melanie K. Kitzan, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Stephen L. Malaska, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Brittany Scheid, Katherine E. Sharadin, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9989077
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a port and an open-cell foam. The open-cell foam is configured to retain a liquid fuel by an interfacial surface tension between the open-cell foam and the liquid fuel. The open-cell foam is configured to selectively release the liquid fuel when a surfactant is applied to the open-cell foam to reduce the interfacial surface tension between the open-cell foam and the liquid fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9980427
    Abstract: A germination facility includes a seedling growing system configured to grow a plurality of seedlings; and a seedling sorting device configured to receive spatially variable planting data regarding a planting area for planting the seedlings; receive seedling data regarding the plurality of seedlings; and arrange the plurality of seedlings in a planting container based on the seedling data and on the planting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9972403
    Abstract: Systems and methods for self-testing archival memory devices are described. The memory device includes a data storage component capable of being coded with data. The memory device further includes a read-write mechanism configured to read, write, and delete data stored on the data storage component. The memory device includes a read-write controller configured to control the read-write mechanism based on input received through a device interface of the memory device, wherein the device interface of the memory device is configured to connect to an external computing device. The memory device further includes a diagnostic controller configured to perform a test on at least one of the data stored on the data storage component, the data storage component, and the read-write mechanism. The memory device includes a power source configured to provide operational power to the diagnostic controller when the memory device is not connected to an external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9956531
    Abstract: A device and methods are disclosed herein for fluid removal during wound treatment or for removal or dialysis of components from blood or tissue. A device is disclosed that includes a multilayer membrane including a plurality of layers; an electroactive polymer within each layer; and a controller operably connected to sequentially activate the electroactive polymer to alter one or more sizes of the plurality of the variably-sized pores within one or more layers of the multilayer membrane. A device is disclosed that includes a multilayer membrane including a plurality of layers; an actuator operably attached to the plurality of layers of the multilayer membrane; and a controller operably activating the actuator to alter a relative lateral position of the two or more layers of the multilayer membrane to align two or more of the plurality of pores within the plurality of layers of the multilayer membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180104407
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of chemical blocking agents and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph G. Dacey, JR., Gregory J. Della Rocca, Colin P. Derdeyn, Joshua L. Dowling, Eleanor V. Goodall, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood, Gregory J. Zipfel
  • Patent number: 9949411
    Abstract: A power supply system for a data center includes a cooling circuit, an electrochemical power generator, a sensor, and a processor. The cooling circuit includes a fluid configured to receive heat energy generated by a server located in the data center. The electrochemical power generator is configured to receive and/or generate the fluid of the cooling circuit and to generate electrical energy for the server using the fluid. The sensor is configured to obtain data regarding the server. The processor is configured to control an amount of heat energy transferred from the server to the fluid based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Belady, Douglas M. Carmean, William Gates, Shaun L. Harris, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Sean M. James, Brian A. Janous, Jordin T. Kare, Jie Liu, Max N. Mankin, Gregory J. McKnight, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9942583
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include accepting input of a request for a particular image of a scene that is larger than the particular image, transmitting the request for the particular image to an image sensor array that includes more than one image sensor and that is configured to capture the scene and retain a subset of the scene that includes the request for the particular image of the scene, receiving only the particular image from the image sensor array, wherein the particular image represents a subset of the scene, and wherein a size characteristic of the particular image is at least partially based on a property of a requestor, and presenting the received particular image to the requestor. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund II, LLC
    Inventors: Ehren Brav, Russell Hannigan, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, 3ric Johanson, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S Pan, Phillip Rutschman, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9942951
    Abstract: A microwave heating element includes a microwave antenna configured to absorb power from a microwave field in a microwave oven, a housing having a first end coupled to the microwave antenna and a second end configured to be inserted into an item to be heated, and a transmission line positioned within the housing, the transmission line having an end coupled to the microwave antenna. The transmission line is configured to spatially distribute the power absorbed from the microwave field into the item to be heated at a location between the first end and the second end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Maxime J. J. Bilet, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Nels R. Peterson, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood, Christopher C. Young