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).

  • Publication number: 20170330250
    Abstract: Machines, Processes, compositions of matter, and articles that include at least one input acceptance machine and at least one track data presentation device. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Elwha, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Arjomand, Kim Cameron, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Max R. Levchin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Aaron Sparks, Russ Stein, Clarence T. Tegreene, Maurizio Vecchione, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170325524
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are described including a lift garment having a fabric-like material shaped to encircle a torso and at least a portion of arms and legs of a subject; at least one lift attachment element associated with the fabric-like material at at least one of one or more lift attachment sites, the at least one lift attachment element configured to attach the lift garment to a lift apparatus; a load sensor associated with at least one of the one or more lift attachment sites or along at least one load path between the one or more lift attachment sites; a microcontroller including circuitry configured to receive and process information regarding the measured load; and a reporting device operably coupled to the microcontroller and configured to transmit one or more signals indicative of the processed information regarding the measured load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9819184
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes an energy storage device configured to store and release energy. The system includes a waveform sensor configured to detect a second harmonic or higher frequency component deviation in a waveform of electric power supplied to the system by an electrical power grid. The system includes a bi-directional switched-mode converter coupled between the energy storage device and the electrical power grid. The switched-mode converter is configured to receive and convert electric power from the electrical power grid into energy stored in the energy storage device and to convert energy released from the energy storage device into electric power and discharge the converted electric power into the electrical power grid. The system includes a waveform correction manager configured to control the bi-directional switched-mode converter in a manner implementing a waveform deviation reduction strategy responsive to the detected deviation in the waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas Allan Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170323257
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may be used to deliver a package. The UAV may include a communication interface configured to receive a request to transport a package from a customer and a navigation unit configured to direct the UAV to the package. The UAV may also include a sensor configured to determine at least one of a weight and a plurality of dimensions of the package and a schedule unit configured to adjust a pick up schedule for a one or more other packages based on at least one of the weight and the plurality of dimensions of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, William David Duncan, Jr., Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170321897
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The system includes a sensor device configured to measure an unburned fuel component in an exhaust stream generated by a gas-fueled combustion device. The system includes a combustion analysis circuit configured to generate a quality of combustion information responsive to the measured unburned fuel component. The system includes a user interface configured to display the quality of combustion information in a human perceivable format. In an embodiment, the system includes a combustion component controller configured to regulate an aspect of a combustion component delivered to the gas-fueled combustion device in response to the combustion management selection entered by a human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: ALISTAIR K. CHAN, HON WAH CHIN, TOM DRISCOLL, W. DANIEL HILLIS, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, JORDIN T. KARE, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, CHARLES WHITMER, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170319841
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes a medicament-eluting device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. The system includes an ultrasonic wave transmitter configured to emit ultrasonic shear waves directable at the location. The ultrasonic shear waves have a frequency or amplitude selected to increase a permeability of the skin of the mammal to a medicament released by the medicament-eluting device. In an embodiment, the system includes a structure carrying the medicament-eluting device and the ultrasonic wave transmitter. In an embodiment, the system includes a cavitation sensor configured to detect a cavitation event in the mammal. In an embodiment, the system includes a cavitation controller configured to limit a power of the ultrasonic shear waves directed at the location to a level below a cavitation threshold of the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, JOEL CHERKIS, PAUL H. DIETZ, TOM DRISCOLL, WILLIAM GATES, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, NEIL JORDAN, JORDIN T. KARE, ERIC C. LEUTHARDT, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, PATRICK NEILL, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, DAVID R. SMITH, ELIZABETH A. SWEENEY, DESNY S. TAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID LAWRENCE TENNENHOUSE, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, GARY WACHOWICZ, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170321896
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The system includes a sensor device configured to measure an unburned fuel component in an exhaust stream from a gas-fueled combustion device. The system includes a feedback controller configured to generate a combustion management signal responsive to the measured unburned fuel component and to a target value for the measured unburned fuel component. The system includes a combustion controller configured to regulate an aspect of a combustion component delivered to a burner of the gas-fueled combustion device in response to the combustion management signal. In an embodiment, the system includes a user interface configured to display a quality of combustion information responsive to the measured unburned fuel component in a human perceivable format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: ALISTAIR K. CHAN, HON WAH CHIN, TOM DRISCOLL, W. DANIEL HILLIS, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, JORDIN T. KARE, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, CHARLES WHITMER, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170319840
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an extracellular-fluid collection device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. In an embodiment, the mammal includes a live human. The system includes an ultrasonic wave transmitter configured to emit ultrasonic shear waves directable at the location. The ultrasonic shear waves have a frequency or amplitude selected to increase a permeability of the skin of the mammal to an extracellular-fluid. In an embodiment, the system includes a sensor configured to determine a rate or amount of extracellular-fluid collected by the extracellular-fluid collection device. In an embodiment, the system includes a fluid collection controller configured to regulate a parameter of ultrasonic shear waves transmitted by the ultrasonic wave transmitter in response to a determined rate or amount of fluid collected by the extracellular-fluid collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, JOEL CHERKIS, PAUL H. DIETZ, TOM DRISCOLL, WILLIAM GATES, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, NEIL JORDAN, JORDIN T. KARE, ERIC C. LEUTHARDT, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, PATRICK NEILL, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, DAVID R. SMITH, ELIZABETH A. SWEENEY, DESNY S. TAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID LAWRENCE TENNENHOUSE, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, GARY WACHOWICZ, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170323572
    Abstract: A system and method for management of airspace for unmanned aircraft is disclosed. The system and method comprises administration of the airspace including designation of flyways and zones with reference to features in the region. The system and method comprises administration of aircraft including registration of aircraft and mission. A monitoring system tracks conditions and aircraft traffic in the airspace. Aircraft may be configured to transact with the management system including to obtain rights/priority by license and to operate in the airspace under direction of the system. The system and aircraft may be configured for dynamic transactions (e.g. licensing/routing). The system will set rates for licenses and use/access to the airspace and aircraft will be billed/pay for use/access of the airspace at rates using data from data sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: ALISTAIR K. CHAN, JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, WILLIAM DAVID DUNCAN, EUN YOUNG HWANG, RODERICK A. HYDE, TONY S. PAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, VICTORIA Y. H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170323256
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may be used to deliver a package. The UAV may include a communication interface configured to receive a request to transport a package from a customer and a navigation unit configured to direct the UAV to the package. The UAV may also include a sensor configured to determine one or more physical characteristics of the package and a calculation unit configured to calculate adjusted freight charges by comparing anticipated freight charges based on one or more physical characteristics of the package specified in the request to the one or more physical characteristics of the package determined by the sensor. The UAV may further include an acceptance unit configured to accept the package for transport based on the acceptance of the adjusted freight charges by the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, William David Duncan, JR., Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9808579
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems and methods for protecting needleless injector units from one or more contaminants. In an embodiment, a needleless injector system includes a needleless injector unit and an auxiliary unit. The needleless injector unit has a nozzle portion and a supply of one or more substances for injection. The needleless injector unit is configured to inject the one or more substances from the nozzle portion through a skin surface of a subject. The auxiliary unit is coupleable to the needleless injector unit. The auxiliary unit includes a source of one or more protectants and is configured to emit the one or more protectants in a region between the nozzle portion of the needleless injector unit and the skin surface of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9804303
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems for tuning nanocube plasmonic resonators and methods for forming tunable plasmonic resonators. A tunable plasmonic resonator system can include a substrate and a nanostructure positioned on a surface of the substrate. The substrate can include a semiconductor material having a carrier density distribution. A junction can be formed between the nanostructure and the substrate forming a Schottky junction. Changing the carrier density distribution of the semiconductor material can change a plasmonic response of the plasmonic resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Tom Driscoll, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9801527
    Abstract: Lumen-traveling biological interface devices and associated methods and systems are described. Lumen-traveling biological interface devices capable of traveling within a body lumen may include a propelling mechanism to produce movement of the lumen-traveling device within the lumen, electrodes or other electromagnetic transducers for detecting biological signals and electrodes, coils or other electromagnetic transducers for delivering electromagnetic stimuli to stimulus responsive tissues. Lumen-traveling biological interface devices may also include additional components such as sensors, an active portion, and/or control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Gearbox, LLC
    Inventors: Bran Ferren, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9804675
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A system includes a first ultrasound transmitter acoustically coupled to a conducting layer of a display surface and configured to deliver a first ultrasound wave to a selected delineated area. The first ultrasonic wave has parameters sufficient to induce a non-linear vibrational response in the conducting layer. A second ultrasound transmitter is acoustically coupled to the conducting layer and configured to deliver a second ultrasound wave to the selected delineated area. The second ultrasonic wave has parameters sufficient to induce a non-linear vibrational response in the conducting layer. A controller selects a delineated area in response to an indication of a touch to the display surface, and initiates delivery of the first and second ultrasonic waves. A convergence of the first and second ultrasonic waves at the selected delineated area produces a stress pattern perceivable or discernible by the human appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170307126
    Abstract: A method for sealing a leak in a pipeline used to transport fluid includes positioning a sealing device within the pipeline, moving the sealing device through the pipeline to a leak location, and internally generating an inflation pressure to inflate the sealing device to substantially cover a leak opening and limit release of the fluid from the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William D. Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170303621
    Abstract: A helmet with an airbag assembly coupled to the shell of the helmet. The airbag assembly includes an airbag and an inflation device. The inflation device is configured to at least partially inflate the airbag upon deployment of the airbag assembly. The helmet also includes a s processing circuit disposed at least partially within the shell. The processing circuit is configured to receive helmet data regarding a second helmet, transmit deployment data regarding inflation of the airbag assembly, and control operation of the inflation device to inflate the airbag based on the helmet data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Philip V. Bayly, David L. Brody, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Raul Radovitzky, Anthony V. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9799417
    Abstract: A method and system for the thermoelectric conversion of nuclear reactor generated heat including upon a nuclear reactor system shutdown event, thermoelectrically converting nuclear reactor generated heat to electrical energy and supplying the electrical energy to a mechanical pump of the nuclear reactor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TerraPower, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Joshua C. Walter, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9795877
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a real-time system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an incoming object sensor configured to acquire data indicative of a trajectory of an incoming projectile. The system includes a human tracking circuit configured to acquire data indicative of a location of a human present in a monitored geographic area. The system includes a processing circuit configured to (i) receive the data indicative of the trajectory of the incoming projectile; (ii) predict a spatial relationship of the trajectory of the incoming projectile relative to the location of the human; and (iii) determine a suggested movement by the human to evade the incoming projectile. The system includes a transmitter circuit configured to transmit the suggested movement to evade the incoming projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Russell J. 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
  • Publication number: 20170301420
    Abstract: A nuclear fission reactor, flow control assembly, methods therefor and a flow control assembly system. The flow control assembly is coupled to a nuclear fission module capable of producing a traveling burn wave at a location relative to the nuclear fission module. The flow control assembly controls flow of a fluid in response to the location relative to the nuclear fission module. The flow control assembly comprises a flow regulator subassembly configured to be operated according to an operating parameter associated with the nuclear fission module. In addition, the flow regulator subassembly is reconfigurable according to a predetermined input to the flow regulator subassembly. Moreover, the flow control assembly comprises a carriage subassembly coupled to the flow regulator subassembly for adjusting the flow regulator subassembly to vary fluid flow into the nuclear fission module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Charles E. Ahlfeld, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, David G. McAlees, Jon D. McWhirter, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Ashok Odedra, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y.H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, George B. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9789315
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by cyclically modulating neural activity in peripheral neural structures are disclosed. Neural activity may be modulated cyclically by stimuli delivered via various types of stimulus sources. In an aspect, activity of a sensory nerve is modulated. Neural modulation may be used, for example, to modulate an undesired sensation, such as pain, or an immune or inflammatory response or process. Delivery of stimuli for modulating neural activity may be controlled in part in response to an input from a user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Gearbox, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., Nathan P. Myhrvold, Michael A. Smith, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood, Gregory J. Zipfel, 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