Patents by Inventor William A. Cook

William A. Cook 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: 20190311649
    Abstract: Techniques for generating, monitoring, and assessing task-based learning objectives via a learning management system are disclosed. A set of trackable criteria is generated for an instructee, where the set is managed by a digital portfolio stored in a cloud environment. The digital portfolio is accessible by the instructee and an instructor. Performance data, which describes the instructee's performance of the criteria, is received. Then, assessment data is received, where the assessment data details an assessment of the performance data by describing how closely the instructee's performance data corresponds with a desired performance defined by the trackable criteria. The assessment data also includes an overall ranking of the performance. A report is generated and displayed on a user interface having a particular visual layout. The trackable criteria are then modified based on the assessment data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Mark William COOK
  • Patent number: 10432241
    Abstract: A power amplifier circuit includes a transistor having a first terminal that is configured to receive an input signal, a second terminal electrically coupled to ground, and a third terminal configured to transmit a combined amplified signal. The power amplifier circuit further includes a combining signal input path electrically coupled to the second terminal and configured to receive a combining signal and provide the combining signal to the second terminal of the transistor to generate, at least in part, the combined amplified signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mackenzie Brian Cook, John William Mitchell Rogers
  • Patent number: 10425277
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for logging diagnostic information are disclosed. In accordance with one method, first diagnostic information is logged in a router in accordance with a first mode having a first logging rate. In addition, an operational problem within the router is detected. Further, in response to detecting the operational problem, second diagnostic information is logged in accordance with a second mode having a second logging rate that is greater than the first logging rate of the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Gregory William Cook
  • Publication number: 20190263575
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container system comprising a flat package, which has walls that define an interior space, and at least one fibrous water-soluble unit dose article in the interior space, where the fibrous water-soluble unit dose article comprises household care active agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Girish JAGANNATH, Grace Catherine COOK, Mark Robert SIVIK, Sun-Jan Alan HUANG, Reginald Edward CRUTCHER, II, Frank William DENOME
  • Patent number: 10360486
    Abstract: A radio tag comprising a first radio and a second radio and a method for providing a communications service are disclosed. For example, the method comprises entering, by a processor of the radio tag, an active state of the radio tag and activating the second radio when a wake-up signal is received, where the second radio draws power from a power source, transmitting, by the processor of the radio tag, data to a device or receiving the data from the device when the radio tag is in the active state, and deactivating, by the processor of the radio tag, the second radio and entering an idle state when the wake-up signal is no longer being received, where only the first radio draws power from the power source for listening for the wake-up signal in the idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schleef, Craig Lee, William Francis Bradee, Matthew Cook, David Gordon Marten, Rick McConney, Steve Martin, Wesley B. Neibaur
  • Publication number: 20190210899
    Abstract: A compact transportable water treatment system for treating water in a reservoir includes a batching unit having a chemical hopper for holding dissolvable chemicals and having a fluid inlet for delivery of fluid into the hopper for dissolving the chemicals to create a chemical solution and a fluid outlet in a lower portion of the chemical hopper for outflow of chemical solution. The batching unit further includes a fluid delivery system configured to deliver the fluid to the chemical hopper through the fluid inlet and a batching tank that receives and holds the chemical solution passing from the fluid outlet. A dosing unit comprising at least one dosing pump is configured to pump the chemical solution from the batching tank to a dosing line. A control unit controls operation of the dosing unit responsive to a chemical concentration of the water in the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kimson Lam, Anthony John Sinton, Barry John Cook, Jeffrey David Scott, Leighton William Cramp, Darren Azzopardi
  • Publication number: 20190203862
    Abstract: A flowline system for fluidly connecting a fracturing manifold to a fracturing tree includes a first flowline assembly which is pre-assembled with the manifold, the first flowline assembly comprising a number of preassembled first flowline components and a first connection member which is located distally of the manifold; and a second flowline assembly which is connected to the tree, the second flowline assembly comprising a number of preassembled second flowline components and a second connection member which is located distally of the tree. The first and second connection members are configured to be releasably connected together to thereby fluidly connect the manifold to the tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Tep Ungchusri, Mike Pursley, William Albright, James Cook, Nathan Ogg, Matthew Lee
  • Patent number: 10314895
    Abstract: The present invention includes the complete genome sequence for the methanogen, Methanobrevibacter ruminantium, including polynucleotides which encode M. ruminantium polypeptides or peptides, as well as polynucleotides from non-coding regions. Also included are the encoded M. ruminantium polypeptides and peptides, and antibodies directed to these peptides or polypeptides, in addition to expression vectors and host cells for producing these peptides, polypeptides, polynucleotides, and antibodies. The invention further includes methods and compositions for detecting, targeting, and inhibiting microbial cells, especially methanogen cells such as M. ruminantium cells, using one or more of the disclosed peptides, polypeptides, polynucleotides, antibodies, expression vectors, and host cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PASTORAL GREENHOUSE GAS RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Heinz Altermann, Graeme Trevor Attwood, Gregory Cook, Debjit Dey, Scott A Ferguson, Petrus Hendricus Janssen, William John Kelly, Zhanhao Kong, Suzanne Lambie, Sinead Christine Leahy, Dong Li, Duncan McMillan, Sharla McTavish, Diana Pacheco, Robert Starr Ronimus, Carrie Sang, Carl Yeoman
  • Patent number: 10306847
    Abstract: A plant growing system configured for high density crop growth and yield, including an environmentally-controlled growing chamber and a vertical growth column within, the column configured to support a hydroponic plant growth module which is configured for containing and supporting plant growth media for containing and supporting a root structure of at least one gravitropic crop plant growing therein and for detachably mounting to the vertical growth column, the hydroponic plant growth module including a lateral growth opening to allow the plant to grow laterally through toward a light emitting source, a nutrient supply system to direct aqueous crop nutrient solution through an upper opening of the hydroponic plant growth module, an airflow source to direct airflow away from the growth opening and through an under-canopy of the plant, so as to disturb the boundary layer, and a control system for regulating, at least one growing condition in an area in or adjacent to the under-canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MJNN, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Whitcher, Jack Oslan, Nate Mazonson, Nathaniel R. Storey, Daniel Cook, Philip E. Beatty, Matthew Barnard, Christopher K. Conway, Ernest Learn, Michael Duffy, Russell Varone, Russell Field, William R. George, Rob Jensen, Benjamin J. Clark, Jaremy Creechley, Matteo Melani
  • Publication number: 20190153539
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of determining a survival predictor score of a subject having mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The present invention also provides methods of predicting the survival outcome of a subject having MCL and provides methods of selecting a treatment for a subject having MCL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the secretary, Dep. of Health and Human Service, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch, Julius-Maximilians - University of W├╝rzburg, Oregon Health and Science University, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Oslo University Hospital HF, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Louis M. Staudt, David William Scott, George W. Wright, Andreas Rosenwald, Pau Abrisqueta, Rita Braziel, Elias Campo Guerri, Wing C. Chan, Joseph M. Connors, Jan Delabie, Diego Villa, Kai Fu, Randy D. Gascoyne, Timothy Greiner, Elaine S. Jaffe, Pedro Jares, Anja Mottok, German Ott, Lisa M. Rimsza, Graham Slack, Dennis Weisenburger, Erlend B. Smeland, James Robert Cook
  • Publication number: 20190133864
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for use in a treatment for prevention of arthrofibrosis that includes a first and a second substantially L-shaped frames, each L-shaped frame having a first member and a second member extending from the first member in a substantially perpendicular direction and terminating in a first end, a fixed plate extending between the first members of the L-shaped frames, the fixed plate being parallel with the first members of the L-shaped frames, a movable plate pivotally coupled to the first ends of the first members of the L-shaped frames with, a pneumatic piston coupled to the movable plate and the fixed plate, a hand operated valve operatively coupled to the pneumatic piston and a goniometer coupled to the movable plate and one of the L-shaped frames, the goniometer adapted and configured to indicate the angle between the movable plate and the fixed plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Cook, Cory Crecelius, Trent Guess, Kylee Rucinski, Jonathan Williams
  • Patent number: 10275113
    Abstract: An example system is provided in according with one implementation of the present disclosure. The system includes a 3D display displaying at least one three-dimensional (3D) visualization, an auxiliary computing device including a multi-touch display and a plurality of sensors, and a behavior analysis engine to perform a behavior analysis of a user by using data from the plurality of sensors. The behavior analysis engine is to: determine an attention engagement level of the user, and determine a pose of the user in relation to the auxiliary computing device. The system further includes an intention analysis engine to determine an intention of the user in relation to the at least one 3D visualization based on the user's attention engagement level and the user's pose, and an interaction mode engine to automatically adjust the system to an interaction mode based on the identified user intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chih Pin Hsiao, Gregory William Cook, Jishang Wei, Mithra Vankipuram, Nelson L Chang
  • Publication number: 20180335925
    Abstract: An example system is provided in according with one implementation of the present disclosure, The system includes a 3D display displaying at least one three-dimensional (3D) visualization, an auxiliary computing device including a multi-touch display and a plurality of sensors, and a behavior analysis engine to perform a behavior analysis of a user by using data from the plurality of sensors. The behavior analysis engine is to: determine an attention engagement level of the user, and determine a pose of the user in relation to the auxiliary computing device. The system further includes an intention analysis engine to determine an intention of the user in relation to the at least one 3D visualization based on the users attention engagement level and the users pose, and an interaction mode engine to automatically adjust the system to an interaction mode based on the identified user intention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: CHIH PIN HSIAO, GREGORY WILLIAM COOK, JISHANG WEI, MITHRA VANKIPURAM, NELSON L CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180004820
    Abstract: A unified visualization interface is disclosed. One example is a system including an association module, a multicasting module, a data sharing module, and a unified visualization interface. The association module associates an identified event in a first visualization system with a visualization function. The multicasting module stores event data related to the identified event and the associated visualization function in a shared data source, and multicasts the identified event to a second visualization system. The data sharing module associates the event data with characteristics of the first visualization system, and shares, in response to the multicast of the identified event, the shared data source with the second visualization system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: MING C HAO, MICHAEL HUND, NELSON L CHANG, RIDDHIMAN GHOSH, GREGORY WILLIAM COOK, KEVIN SMATHERS, ARUN KUMAR PARUCHURI, RENATO KESHET
  • Publication number: 20170315615
    Abstract: An example method is provided in according with one implementation of the present disclosure. The method includes analyzing data related to at least one detected hand, performing a hand posture analysis to identify a hand posture of the at least one hand and a key point of the at least one hand for the identified hand posture, and performing a hand motion analysis to identify a hand motion by the at least one hand based on the hand posture and the key point. The hand posture is selected from a predefined group of hand postures and the hand motion is selected from a predefined group of hand motions. The method further includes selecting a gesture from a gesture library based on a combination of the hand posture and the hand motion of the at least one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: GREGORY WILLIAM COOK, JISHANG WEI, MITHRA VANKIPURAM, CHIH PIN HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20170293350
    Abstract: An example method is provided in according with one implementation of the present disclosure. The method includes identifying an intention of a user of a system in relation to a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object and selecting a 3D navigation mode from a plurality of 3D navigation modes based on the identified user intention. The plurality of 3D navigation modes includes at least a model navigation mode, a simple navigation mode, a driving navigation mode, a reaching navigation mode, and a multi-touch navigation mode. The method further includes transitioning the system to the selected 3D navigation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: CHIH PIN HSIAO, GREGORY WILLIAM COOK, JISHANG WEI, MITHRA VANKIPURAM, NELSON L. CHANG
  • Publication number: 20160324794
    Abstract: A method of delivering exosomes and other micro vesicles to a biological target includes the steps of 1) providing blood, (2) separating plasma from the provided blood, and (3) separating the solution with the exosomes therefrom, (4) encapsulating the exosomes, and (5) delivering the exosomes. The step of encapsulation may be accomplished by water bead process, alginate bead process, spray drying bead formation, or plating. The biological target may be a human or animal heart, bone/joint, wound or skin. A method of encapsulating an exosome, a method of using an encapsulated exosome, compositions including encapsulated exosomes, and an encapsulated exosome per se are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Atta Behfar, Andre Terzic, William Cook, Ruben Crespo
  • Patent number: 9445113
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for parallel implementations of 4:4:4 coding. A video encoder for encoding video signal data for an image block includes an encoder for encoding all color components of the image block by selecting a common block partition and a common spatial prediction mode. The common block partition and the common spatial prediction mode are selected by concurrently evaluating all of the color components in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Haoping Yu, Gregory William Cook
  • Patent number: 9269172
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to providing pixel-based visualizations of time series data using nested helices. In example embodiments, helix portions in the time series data may be identified according to a measured time interval, where each of the helix portions represents the measured time interval in the time series data. A helical time period may then be determined and used as a helical revolution in a helical pixel representation. At this stage, the helical pixel representation may be generated using the helix portions, where proximate helix portions along a common line parallel to an axis of the helical pixel representation are chronologically separated by the helical time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Gregory William Cook, Ming C Hao, Nelson L Chang
  • Patent number: 9167209
    Abstract: A method for control comprises a set top box receiving coordinates from a touch sensing screen. The coordinates are interpreted for controlling the set top box, and in accordance with the interpreted coordinates an action is performed. A further method for control comprises a set top box receiving a signal representative of displacement. A control function is determined from the displacement representative signal and the control function is activated. In accordance with the control function a signal is formed for communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Gregory William Cook, Charles Bryan Hunt, Ronald Douglas Johnson