Patents by Inventor William A. Horn

William A. Horn 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: 10599284
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model can be presented in a two-dimensional digital canvas on a computer display. User input directed at the three-dimensional model in the two-dimensional canvas can be received. The three-dimensional model can be manipulated in response to the user input. A two-dimensional view of the three-dimensional model can be displayed. Corresponding data structures for the model, the canvas, and the two-dimensional objects in the data structure can be maintained and updated. One or more additional techniques can also be utilized in a computer system, such as continuous user-controlled model rotation in a two-dimensional canvas; viewport autofit and non-autofit modes; rotating the model around a camera look-at point; ghosting outside the viewport; normalizing modeling units and values; preset buttons with on-button previews; user-defined view presets; and/or two-dimensional image substitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Ross Le Doux, Alexandre Gueniot, Bharat Kumar Ahuja, Jie Li, Jordan Krissi, Matthew William Kernek, Michael Alexander Fuller, Onur Onder, Ramya Tridandapani, Constance Worsfold Gervais, Garrett William Brown, Michael Jay Gilmore, Tyler Robert Adams, Thomas R. Mignone, Stephanie Lorraine Horn, Eric Minghai Gao, Heather Joanne Alekson, Chris Welman, Thomas Nhan
  • Publication number: 20200064980
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model can be presented in a two-dimensional digital canvas on a computer display. User input directed at the three-dimensional model in the two-dimensional canvas can be received. The three-dimensional model can be manipulated in response to the user input. A two-dimensional view of the three-dimensional model can be displayed. Corresponding data structures for the model, the canvas, and the two-dimensional objects in the data structure can be maintained and updated. One or more additional techniques can also be utilized in a computer system, such as continuous user-controlled model rotation in a two-dimensional canvas; viewport autofit and non-autofit modes; rotating the model around a camera look-at point; ghosting outside the viewport; normalizing modeling units and values; preset buttons with on-button previews; user-defined view presets; and/or two-dimensional image substitution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Ross Le Doux, Alexandre Gueniot, Bharat Kumar Ahuja, Jie Li, Jordan Krissi, Matthew William Kernek, Michael Alexander Fuller, Onur Onder, Ramya Tridandapani, Constance Worsfold Gervais, Garrett William Brown, Michael Jay Gilmore, Tyler Robert Adams, Thomas R. Mignone, Stephanie Lorraine Horn, Eric Minghai Gao, Heather Joanne Alekson, Chris Welman, Thomas Nhan
  • Patent number: 10504190
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for an automated system for analyzing damage to insured property. A server may receive images of a scene (e.g., a room, house, apartment, etc.) from a user at a mobile device. The server may analyze the images to create a holistic view of the scene. The server and/or mobile device may be able to generate dimensions of the scene and compare those dimensions to the dimensions of a damaged property at the scene to determine the extent of damage to the property. The server may also be able to detect gaps between images as it creates the holistic view of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jay A. Patel, Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, James Gillespie, Roger Horn, Stephen Hughes, Alinawaz Ismaili, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Francis Lowry
  • Patent number: 10496239
    Abstract: A three-dimensional model can be presented in a two-dimensional digital canvas on a computer display. User input directed at the three-dimensional model in the two-dimensional canvas can be received. The three-dimensional model can be manipulated in response to the user input. A two-dimensional view of the three-dimensional model can be displayed. Corresponding data structures for the model, the canvas, and the two-dimensional objects in the data structure can be maintained and updated. One or more additional techniques can also be utilized in a computer system, such as continuous user-controlled model rotation in a two-dimensional canvas; viewport autofit and non-autofit modes; rotating the model around a camera look-at point; ghosting outside the viewport; normalizing modeling units and values; preset buttons with on-button previews; user-defined view presets; and/or two-dimensional image substitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Ross Le Doux, Alexandre Gueniot, Bharat Kumar Ahuja, Jie Li, Jordan Krissi, Matthew William Kernek, Michael Alexander Fuller, Onur Onder, Ramya Tridandapani, Constance Worsfold Gervais, Garrett William Brown, Michael Jay Gilmore, Tyler Robert Adams, Thomas R. Mignone, Stephanie Lorraine Horn, Eric Minghai Gao, Heather Joanne Alekson, Chris Welman, Thomas Nhan
  • Patent number: 10452747
    Abstract: The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard defines a way to describe two-dimensional graphics within the extensible markup language (XML) that can be interpreted by multiple programs. The SVG standard, however, lacks native support for several user experience features, such as look and feel settings (e.g., themes) that affect multiple objects within a document. The present disclosure, however, teaches how an SVG object may be made theme-aware and still comply with the SVG standard so that it is portable between files and applications that apply the present disclosure and those that do not. By enabling the dynamic updating of SVG objects, the benefits to the user experience and computer efficiency associated with standardized vector graphics and the document-wide application of look and feel settings can be realized without deviating from the SVG standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Haitao He, Stephanie Lorraine Horn, Thomas Roland Mignone, Matthew William Kernek, Ancuta Irina Zaharia
  • Publication number: 20190288889
    Abstract: A communication apparatus has a receiver that is capable of receiving an alternating phase signal and a tuned circuit whose input is adjusted to be capable of receiving the alternating phase signal. The communication apparatus can be used with both wireless and wired communication links and provide enable faster data rates, greater immunity to noise, increased bandwidth/spectrum efficiency and/or other benefits. Applications include but are not limited to: cell phones, smartphones (e.g., iPhone, BlackBerry, etc.), wireless Internet, local area networks (e.g., WiFi type applications), wide area networks (e.g., WiMAX type applications), personal digital assistants, computers, Internet service providers and communications satellites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: William A. HASTINGS, James Horn
  • Patent number: 10356670
    Abstract: Techniques for deriving a WLAN security context from an existing WWAN security context are provided. According to certain aspects, a user equipment (UE) establishes a secure connection with a wireless wide area network (WWAN). The UE may receive from the WWAN an indication of a wireless local area network (WLAN) for which to derive a security context. The UE then derives the security context for the WLAN, based on a security context for the WWAN obtained while establishing the secure connection with the WWAN and establishes a secure connection with the WLAN using the derived security context for the WLAN. This permits the UE to establish a Robust Security Network Association (RSNA) with the WLAN while avoiding lengthy authentication procedures with an AAA server, thus speeding up the association process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David William Craig, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anand Palanigounder, Arnaud Meylan
  • Publication number: 20190146000
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to perform prognostic health monitoring of a turbine engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: William Edwin Hurst, Mei Gao, Vivek Gandhi, Donald Horn, Gregory Jon Chiaramonte, Katherine Tharp Nowicki, Steven Richard Levin, Michael William Bailey, Ronald Plybon, Mustafa Tekin Dokucu, Aditya Kumar
  • Publication number: 20170220998
    Abstract: A system may generate action requests for a service management system. A user preference data store may contain electronic records for a set of users, including, for example, at least one user preference value. A back-end application computer server may receive, from a remote user mobile device, an indication associated with an event. The server may then determine at least one location coordinate associated with the event and select a sub-set of service providers from a service provider data store based on the location and at least one user preference value. The server may generate an action request for a designated one of the sub-set of service providers in accordance with logic based rules and transmit information about the action request to the designated service provider and the remote user mobile device. The server may receive an action request update and transmit a modified action request to another service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory William Horn, Ryan Owen Denning
  • Patent number: 9587823
    Abstract: A laminar flow jet for a surface mix gas burner that provides increased stability, adjustability, and control over flame chemistries and characteristics. The present invention utilizes a novel shape, typically created by a tube having a cross-sectional shape and inserting it into a faceplate cutout, or conduit, having another cross-sectional shape. This nesting of one shape inside another promotes laminar gas flow and produces desired effects. Tubes may also be placed under the faceplate provided they maintain fluid communication with the conduits. Further, a burner is constructed with adjacent gas delivery tubes of different cross-sectional shapes which are mechanically held in place radially. The tubes touch in a longitudinal direction at points along their respective inner and outer dimensions, achieving axial alignment and preserving the necessary laminar gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Wallace Horn, William Horn
  • Patent number: 8957342
    Abstract: A sealed solenoid, magnetically operated electric power switch is suitable for use as capacitor, line and load switch operating at transmission and distribution voltages that includes no dynamically moving seals through the sealed container housing the contactor portion of the switch. The sealed solenoid switch includes a magnetically operated drive system with an actuator that magnetically couples across the container wall to avoid the use of a moving or sliding seal as part of the drive system. The sealed solenoid switch may also include a ballast resistor and resistor contact located inside the sealed container to avoid another seal as part of the ballast system. A magnetic latch holds the switch in a closed position, and a spring holds the switch in the closed position, to avoid the need for an energizing current to maintain the switch in either position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Southern States LLC
    Inventors: Neil McCord, Joseph R. Rostron, Frank Blalock, Donald Swing, Roy Alexander, Kent Davey, William Horn
  • Publication number: 20150020517
    Abstract: A vibration suppressor is disclosed that is configured for use in a system having a hose under pulsating hydraulic pressure. The pulsating hydraulic pressure causes vibration of the hose at the pulsation frequency. The vibration suppressor is applied to the hose and is constructed to have a resonant frequency slightly below the pulsation frequency where the pulsating hydraulic pressure is at a peak level, due to, but not limited to, the existence of a resonance in the hydraulic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company ,LLC
    Inventors: Ying Ren, Artur Alojzy Dudzik, Jeffery Alan Wernimont, Colin William Horn
  • Publication number: 20140158665
    Abstract: A sealed solenoid, magnetically operated electric power switch is suitable for use as capacitor, line and load switch operating at transmission and distribution voltages that includes no seals through the sealed container housing the contactor portion of the switch. The sealed solenoid switch includes a magnetically operated drive system with an actuator that magnetically couples across the container wall to avoid the use of a moving or sliding seal as part of the drive system. The sealed solenoid switch may also include a ballast resistor and resistor contact located inside the sealed container to avoid another seal as part of the ballast system. A magnetic latch holds the switch in a closed position, and a spring holds the switch in the closed position, to avoid the need for an energizing current to maintain the switch in either position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Southern States, LLC
    Inventors: Neil McCord, Joseph R. Rostron, Frank Blalock, Donald Swing, Roy Alexander, Kent Davey, William Horn
  • Publication number: 20130309618
    Abstract: A laminar flow jet for a surface mix gas burner that provides increased stability, adjustability, and control over flame chemistries and characteristics. The present invention utilizes a novel shape, typically created by a tube having a cross-sectional shape and inserting it into a faceplate cutout, or conduit, having another cross-sectional shape. This nesting of one shape inside another promotes laminar gas flow and produces desired effects. Tubes may also be placed under the faceplate provided they maintain fluid communication with the conduits. Further, a burner is constructed with adjacent gas delivery tubes of different cross-sectional shapes which are mechanically held in place radially. The tubes touch in a longitudinal direction at points along their respective inner and outer dimensions, achieving axial alignment and preserving the necessary laminar gas flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Wallace Horn, William Horn
  • Patent number: 8240872
    Abstract: An interior lighting system for a security safe is taught which incorporates a power supply that is located within the safe and converts alternating current power to low voltage direct current. An electrical switch is in communication with the power supply and mechanically interfaces with the safe door boltworks which energize the lighting system when the safe door is unlocked and opened. A number of LED lights are disposed within the door edge and connected to the switch. When the door is hinged open the LED lights are energized through the switch and illuminate the interior of the safe until the door is closed and bolted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cannon Safe Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Horn
  • Patent number: 8104928
    Abstract: An adjustable direction LED puck light is disclosed that incorporates an inner bowl shaped with external radial sides, an open top and a closed bottom incorporating an outwardly extending square post. A printed circuit board, including an LED cluster, is mounted in the interior of the inner bowl. A transparent lens is snapped into the open top of the inner bowl directly above the printed circuit board. An outer bowl body is, shaped inside with reversed internal radial sides in mirror image of the inner bowl. The inner bowl assembly is nested within the outer bowl body, permitting the inner bowl to be angularly reposition therebetween. A bezel is attached within an open top of the outer bowl body permitting the inner bowl to be manually repositioned at an angle to direct light emitting from the LED cluster in a desired direction. Mounting provisions permit the outer bowl body to be attached onto a fixed surface that contains a hole provided to receive the LED puck light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cannon Safe Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Horn
  • Patent number: 8091296
    Abstract: A storm collar includes a shield, an upper anchoring collar, support arms, and a lower anchoring collar. The upper anchoring collar secures the shield to an exhaust stack. The support arms are attached to the underside of the shield and the lower anchoring collar. Gaskets are placed between the joints of the storm collar pieces and between the exhaust stack for a tight fit. The angle of the support arms and the shield provide a compression fit based on the load supported by the shield. The storm collar protects the flashing and joints around an exhaust stack from damage caused by moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA)
    Inventor: Michael William Horn
  • Patent number: 8087928
    Abstract: A burner head is constructed with adjacent gas delivery tubes of different geometric cross-section shapes which are mechanically held in place radially. The tubes touch in a longitudinal direction at points along their respective inner and outer circumferences so that precise axial alignment whether coaxial or axially offset, is achieved while preserving the necessary laminar gas flow. This configuration greatly speeds the production time which allows economical burners to be produced even when a greater number of faceplate jets is desired. The tube-to-tube contact is also beneficial to the operation of the burner by providing a heat transfer path away from the innermost tube, which prevents overheating. Examples of the simplest geometric tube shapes employed are, for example, a square within a circle, or conversely, a circle within a square.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Wallace E. Horn, William A. Horn
  • Patent number: D803508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: William A. Horn, Luis Angel Garcia Cortes, Eric Zeng
  • Patent number: D815045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: William A. Horn, Juan Pablo Luna Gómez