Patents by Inventor Walter Anderson

Walter Anderson 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: 20190284084
    Abstract: An optical fiber draw furnace muffle includes a body portion defining a substantially cylindrical cavity extending along a centerline axis of the muffle. A tapered portion has an interior surface which defines a first curved portion with a first radius of curvature and a second curved portion with a second radius of curvature. At least one of the first and second radii of curvature has a radius greater than a radius of the cylindrical cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Erling Richard Anderson, John Michael Jewell, Robert Walter Nason, Elias Panides, Xiaoyong Wang, Leo Young Zheng, Chunfeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10418685
    Abstract: One embodiment disclosed herein is related to a device for pointing a radiating element. The device includes an aligned radiating surface; a hinge that is circumferentially mounted to a rear side of the aligned radiating surface, the hinge configured to change azimuth of the aligned radiating surface; and a Tubular Universal joint (TU-joint) having one end coupled to a rear side of the aligned radiating surface and a second end coupled to a base, the TU-joint being configured to change an elevation of the aligned radiating surface. Another embodiment is related to a Tubular Universal-joint (TU-joint). In the embodiment, the TU-joint includes a hollow tube having a first end and a second end; a plurality of slits along the surface of the tube; and a plurality of members between the plurality of slits, each of the plurality of members configured to bear a portion of a load of the TU-joint, wherein the TU-joint is configured to be axially and torsionally stiff while being bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: L3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared E. Campbell, Matthew Bare, Walter Coe, Charles Paul Curtis, Michael Patrick Walton, Cameron Schmidt, Bryce Anderson, Jeffrey Allen
  • Publication number: 20190270751
    Abstract: Compounds, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds are disclosed, wherein the compounds have the structure of Formula Ia, as defined in the specification. Corresponding pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment, methods of synthesis, and intermediates are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: John David Trzupek, Katherine Lin Lee, Mark Edward Bunnage, Seungil Han, David Hepworth, Frank Eldridge Lovering, John Paul Mathias, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Betsy Susan Pierce, Joseph Walter Strohbach, Stephen Wayne Wright, Christoph Wolfgang Zapf, Lori Krim Gavrin, Arthur Lee, David Randolph Anderson, Kevin Joseph Curran, Christoph Martin Dehnhardt, Eddine Saiah, Joel Adam Goldberg, Xiaolun Wang, Horng-Chih Huang, Richard Vargas, Michael Dennis Lowe, Akshay Patny
  • Publication number: 20190273968
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pairing user devices to selected output devices are provided. Pairing can include providing information identifying a user device to a system authority, such as a remote communication interface server. In response to verifying that a user associated with the identified user device is authorized to use a selected output device, the information identifying the user device and a local player connected to the selected output device is provided to a local controller or server. The local controller then creates and maintains an association between the user device and the local player, allowing a user of the user device to cast content to an output device associated with the paired local player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: SONIFI Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Derin M. Zerr, Joel Walter Zdepski, Shaun Eugene Marko, Andy Loren Anderson
  • Patent number: 10329302
    Abstract: Compounds, tautomers and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the compounds are disclosed, wherein the compounds have the structure of Formula Ia, as defined in the specification. Corresponding pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment, methods of synthesis, and intermediates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: John David Trzupek, Katherine Lin Lee, Mark Edward Bunnage, Seungil Han, David Hepworth, Frank Eldridge Lovering, John Paul Mathias, Nikolaos Papaioannou, Betsy Susan Pierce, Joseph Walter Strohbach, Stephen Wayne Wright, Christoph Wolfgang Zapf, Lori Krim Gavrin, Arthur Lee, David Randolph Anderson, Kevin Joseph Curran, Christoph Martin Dehnhardt, Eddine Saiah, Joel Adam Goldberg, Xiaolun Wang, Horng-Chih Huang, Richard Vargas, Michael Dennis Lowe, Akshay Patny
  • Patent number: 10327035
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pairing user devices to selected output devices are provided. Pairing can include providing information identifying a user device to a system authority, such as a remote communication interface server. In response to verifying that a user associated with the identified user device is authorized to use a selected output device, the information identifying the user device and a local player connected to the selected output device is provided to a local controller or server. The local controller then creates and maintains an association between the user device and the local player, allowing a user of the user device to cast content to an output device associated with the paired local player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONIFI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Derin M. Zerr, Joel Walter Zdepski, Shaun Eugene Marko, Andy Loren Anderson
  • Patent number: 9790432
    Abstract: Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds. The methods and systems can further include separating the higher molecular weight compounds from unconverted products, such as unconverted phenolics, and recycling the unconverted phenolics for use as at least a portion of the digestion solvent and for further conversion to desired higher molecular weight compounds with additional hydrotreatment. The methods and systems can further include a further hydrotreatment step configured for additional lignin conversion and/or a further hydrotreatment step configured for generating hydrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Broun Powell, Juben Nemchand Chheda, Lamar Lane Joffrion, Philip Walter Anderson
  • Patent number: 9790436
    Abstract: Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds. The methods can further include separating the higher molecular weight compounds from unconverted products, such as unconverted phenolics, and recycling the unconverted phenolics for use as at least a portion of the digestion solvent and for further conversion to desired higher molecular weight compounds with additional hydrotreatment. The methods and systems can further include generating hydrogen with the further hydrotreatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Broun Powell, Juben Nemchand Chheda, Lamar Lane Joffrion, Philip Walter Anderson
  • Patent number: 9783740
    Abstract: Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds. The methods can further include separating the higher molecular weight compounds from unconverted products, such as unconverted phenolics, and recycling the unconverted phenolics for use as at least a portion of the digestion solvent and for further conversion to desired higher molecular weight compounds with additional hydrotreatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Broun Powell, Juben Nemchand Chheda, Lamar Lane Joffrion, Philip Walter Anderson
  • Patent number: 9561115
    Abstract: An inter-vertebral cage for use in repairing a damaged inter-vertebral disc includes a plurality of cage sections and a hinge element that connects adjacent ones of the cage sections together for relative movement. The hinge elements automatically urge the cage sections to move from an extended orientation to an installed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
    Inventors: Mohammad Elahinia, Anand Agarwal, Vijay Goel, Walter Anderson, Cory Chapman
  • Publication number: 20160096999
    Abstract: Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds. The methods can further include separating the higher molecular weight compounds from unconverted products, such as unconverted phenolics, and recycling the unconverted phenolics for use as at least a portion of the digestion solvent and for further conversion to desired higher molecular weight compounds with additional hydrotreatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Broun POWELL, Juben Nemchand CHHEDA, Lamar Lane JOFFRION, Philip Walter ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20160096995
    Abstract: Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds. The methods and systems can further include separating the higher molecular weight compounds from unconverted products, such as unconverted phenolics, and recycling the unconverted phenolics for use as at least a portion of the digestion solvent and for further conversion to desired higher molecular weight compounds with additional hydrotreatment. The methods and systems can further include a further hydrotreatment step configured for additional lignin conversion and/or a further hydrotreatment step configured for generating hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Broun POWELL, Juben Nemchand CHHEDA, Lamar Lane JOFFRION, Philip Walter ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20160097000
    Abstract: Digestion of cellulosic biomass solids may be complicated by release of lignin therefrom. Methods and systems for processing a reaction product containing lignin-derived products, such as phenolics, can comprise hydrotreating the reaction product to convert the lignin-derived products to desired higher molecular weight compounds. The methods can further include separating the higher molecular weight compounds from unconverted products, such as unconverted phenolics, and recycling the unconverted phenolics for use as at least a portion of the digestion solvent and for further conversion to desired higher molecular weight compounds with additional hydrotreatment. The methods and systems can further include generating hydrogen with the further hydrotreatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Broun POWELL, Juben Nemchand CHHEDA, Lamar Lane JOFFRION, Philip Walter ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20140379086
    Abstract: An inter-vertebral cage for use in repairing a damaged inter-vertebral disc includes a plurality of cage sections and a hinge element that connects adjacent ones of the cage sections together for relative movement. The hinge elements automatically urge the cage sections to move from an extended orientation to an installed orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Mohammad Elahinia, Anand Agarwal, Vijay Goel, Walter Anderson, Cory Chapman
  • Patent number: 8447736
    Abstract: Compression of extensive, rule-based grammars used to facilitate search queries is provided herein. Rule-based grammars include a list of rules that each comprise a sequence of token classes. Each token class is a logical grouping of tokens, and each token is a string of characters. A grammar is parsed to identify rules and token classes. Unimportant token classes are identified and sets of unimportant token classes are merged to generated merged token classes. A compressed grammar is generated by substituting the merged token classes into the grammar for corresponding unimportant token classes used to generate the merged token classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stelios Paparizos, Christopher Walter Anderson, Wei Liu, Ajay Nair, Alexandros Ntoulas, Naga Srinivas Vemuri
  • Publication number: 20110313993
    Abstract: Compression of extensive, rule-based grammars used to facilitate search queries is provided herein. Rule-based grammars include a list of rules that each comprise a sequence of token classes. Each token class is a logical grouping of tokens, and each token is a string of characters. A grammar is parsed to identify rules and token classes. Unimportant token classes are identified and sets of unimportant token classes are merged to generated merged token classes. A compressed grammar is generated by substituting the merged token classes into the grammar for corresponding unimportant token classes used to generate the merged token classes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: STELIOS PAPARIZOS, CHRISTOPHER WALTER ANDERSON, WEI LIU, AJAY NAIR, ALEXANDROS NTOULAS, NAGA SRINIVAS VEMURI
  • Patent number: 8027957
    Abstract: Compression of extensive, rule-based grammars used to facilitate search queries is provided herein. Rule-based grammars includes a list of rules that each comprise a sequence of token classes. Each token class is a logical grouping of tokens, and each token is a string of characters. A grammar is parsed to identify rules and token classes. Unimportant token classes are identified and sets of unimportant token classes are merged to generated merged token classes. A compressed grammar is generated by substituting the merged token classes into the grammar for corresponding unimportant token classes used to generate the merged token classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stelios Paparizos, Christopher Walter Anderson, Wei Liu, Ajay Nair, Alexandros Ntoulas, Naga Srinivas Vemuri
  • Patent number: 7987189
    Abstract: A full text indexing system is provided for processing content associated with data applications such as encyclopedia and dictionary applications. A build process collects data from various sources, processes the data into constituent parts, including alternative word sets, and stores the constituent parts in structured database tables. A run-time process is used to query the database tables and the results in order to provide effective matches in an efficient manner. Run-time processing is optimized by preprocessing all steps that are query-independent during the build process. A double word table representing all possible word pair combinations for each index entry and an alternative word table are used to further optimize runtime processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Walter Anderson, Harish Jayanti
  • Patent number: 7970768
    Abstract: A full text indexing system is provided for processing content associated with data applications such as encyclopedia and dictionary applications. A build process collects data from various sources, processes the data into constituent parts, including alternative word sets, and stores the constituent parts in structured database tables. A run-time process is used to query the database tables and the results in order to provide effective matches in an efficient manner. Run-time processing is optimized by preprocessing all steps that are query-independent during the build process. A double word table representing all possible word pair combinations for each index entry and an alternative word table are used to further optimize runtime processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Walter Anderson, Harish Jayanti
  • Publication number: 20090327256
    Abstract: Compression of extensive, rule-based grammars used to facilitate search queries is provided herein. Rule-based grammars includes a list of rules that each comprise a sequence of token classes. Each token class is a logical grouping of tokens, and each token is a string of characters. A grammar is parsed to identify rules and token classes. Unimportant token classes are identified and sets of unimportant token classes are merged to generated merged token classes. A compressed grammar is generated by substituting the merged token classes into the grammar for corresponding unimportant token classes used to generate the merged token classes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: STELIOS PAPARIZOS, CHRISTOPHER WALTER ANDERSON, WEI LIU, AJAY NAIR, ALEXANDROS NTOULAS, NAGA SRINIVAS VEMURI