Patents by Inventor William J. Allen

William J. Allen 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: 20200329081
    Abstract: A transmission of a representation of an endpoint is disclosed. A performance of a source media is detected in a transmission of the representation of the endpoint. The detected performance of the source media is replaced with the source media in the image during transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William J. Allen, Harold Merkel
  • Patent number: 10783588
    Abstract: A computer system and method for processing insurance claim data to identify and recommend insurance policy modifications using informatic data from one or more informatic sensor devices relating to a dwelling. Analytical analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine a dwelling assessment value regarding an insurance risk relating to the dwelling. Electronic data relating to an insurance policy associated with the dwelling is received by a computer processor and is electronically analyzed to determine insurance coverage and liability values for the dwelling as prescribed by the insurance policy. Predefined business rules are utilized by a computer processor using at least the dwelling assessment value and the determined insurance coverage and liability values for the dwelling to determine, and preferably recommend, one or more insurance products for inclusion with the insurance policy to mitigate insuree liability regarding the dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, William Chandler, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10766223
    Abstract: A fabric with a laminated adhesive-backed protective layer. The adhesive-backed protective layer has a matte finish that is low gloss and may approximate the fabric itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard C. Allen, Ellen O. Aeling, William J. Bryan, Robert R. Condon, David J. Koch, John C. Schultz
  • Publication number: 20200267360
    Abstract: Examples associated with relationship preserving projection of digital objects are disclosed. One example includes identifying suitable locations within a physical space for projection of digital objects. The digital objects may be stored in a virtual space. A representation of a first digital object from the virtual space may be projected onto a first suitable location in the physical space and a representation of a second digital object from the virtual space may be projected onto a second suitable location in the physical space. The first suitable location and the second suitable location may preserve a spatial relationship between the first digital object and the second digital object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua HAILPERN, William J. ALLEN, James C. COOPER, Kieran MCCORRY
  • Patent number: 10710620
    Abstract: A method of exchanging application messages generated by an applications with a format specified by a predetermined protocol and then encapsulating the message with a railroad edge messaging protocol (EMP) header and a railroad Class D messaging transport header to form a packet for transmission across a railroad communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Meteorcomm LLC
    Inventors: Tim Potter, Michael J. Neeson, Steve Brog, Jerry Specht, Bruce Simon, William Mark Allen, Thanongsak Himsoon, Wipawee Siriwongpairat
  • Patent number: 10713726
    Abstract: A system may include sensors associated with structures, such that the sensors acquire data sets associated with the structures. The processor receives the data sets from the sensors, determines environmental conditions associated with the structures over a period of time, and determines a structural condition associated with one of the structures based on the data sets. The processor also determines a maintenance condition associated with the one of the structures based on one of the data sets, determines operating parameters associated with appliances within the structure based on the one of the data sets, and determines habits of occupants associated with the one of the structures based on the one of the data sets. The processor then adjusts properties of an insurance policy associated with the one of the structures based on the environmental conditions, the structural condition, the maintenance condition, the operating parameters, the habits, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10688774
    Abstract: Certain examples described herein relate to the preprocessing of object data for the manufacture of a three-dimensional object. In one case, the object data represents at least a first and a second object portion, the first object portion being associated with a first production material composition and the second object portion being associated with a second production material composition. The first and the second object portions may be arranged such that they comprise a contiguous interface. In certain described cases, the object data is modified by modulating the contiguous interface. Said modulating the contiguous interface may comprise modulating data defining at least one of the first and the second object parts such that a portion of at least one of the first and second production material compositions extends into object space occupied by a respective one of the second and first object parts. The resultant modified object data may be used to manufacture the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jan Morovic, Peter Morovic, Jay S. Gondek, William J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20200195901
    Abstract: Examples associated with room capture and projection are disclosed. One example includes an information management module that may maintain information regarding a virtual space and a first digital object within the virtual space. The first digital object may be associated with an artifact in a physical space. A room calibration module may map the virtual space to the physical space using sensors to detect attributes of the physical space. A capture module may record a modification to the artifact to be maintained by the information management module. A projection module may project a representation of a second digital object into the physical space. The representation may be projected based on a signal from the information management module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua HAILPERN, William J. ALLEN, James C. COOPER, Kieran MCCORRY
  • Publication number: 20200182588
    Abstract: A target marking system includes a light source configured to emit a beam of thermal radiation and to impinge the beam onto a target. The system also includes a detector configured to collect radiation passing from the target to the detector along a path. The radiation passing from the target in response to impingement of the beam onto the target. The system further includes an optics assembly disposed optically upstream of the detector along the path. The optics assembly includes at least one of an afocal power changer, a camera objective, a catadioptric lens, and a zoom system configured to condition the radiation passing from the target to the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Susan Houde-Walter, William Houde-Walter, Daniel J. Balonek, Brian L. Olmsted, Michael W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20200147793
    Abstract: Some examples include a method of operating a robot including receiving a task assignment for the robot, initiating a sequence of operations associated with the robot performing the task assignment, sensing an interruption event to the sequence of operations at a first location of the robot, interrupting the sequence of operations, referencing a database of assistant resources, determining available assistant resources from the database of assistant resources, selecting an available assistant resource from the database to assist with resolving the interruption event at the first location, transmitting a communication requesting assistance to the selected available assistant resource to assist at the first location, sensing when the interruption event has been resolved, and resuming the sequence of operations from the interruption event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tina M. LARSON, William J. ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20200143427
    Abstract: Examples associated with tagged content distribution are disclosed. One example includes a network generation module that builds an implicit network of user relationships based on explicit interactions between users of an enterprise communication network. The example includes a content sharing module to detect a content tag associated with a tagged artifact distributed via the enterprise communication network. The content sharing module also distributes the tagged artifact to users of the enterprise communication network that have expressed interest in the content tag. The example also includes a content recommendation module to recommend the tagged artifact to users of enterprise communication network based on, for example, user relationships, content tags with which users have expressed interest, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP
    Inventors: Joshua HAILPERN, William J. ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20200121186
    Abstract: A system that monitors various conditions of a plurality of hospital beds located in different rooms of a healthcare facility is provided. Alternatively or additionally, other types of equipment may be monitored by the system. Various configurations of network interface units that are coupleable to or integrated into a hospital bed are also disclosed. The system receives data from the hospital beds and/or other equipment and initiates a communication to a wireless communication device of at least one designated caregiver in response to the received data being indicative of an alarm condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, JR., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Christopher A. Mathura
  • Patent number: 10578449
    Abstract: An example waypoint navigator method includes identifying a local waypoint using image recognition on an image of the local waypoint displayed on a mobile device. The example method also includes overlaying on the image of the local waypoint, a visual direction to the remote waypoint based on identifying the local waypoint, the visual direction based on context. The example method also includes updating the visual direction based on changes in the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP
    Inventors: William J. Allen, Charles Edgar Bess
  • Patent number: 10552911
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing data to detect modifications to insured property. Received is specification data regarding modifications to be made to insured property in connection with an insurance claim. Also received is data from one or more sensor devices associated with the insured property indicative of a status regarding modifications made to the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received specification and data to determine whether one or more predefined conditions for the insurance claim is satisfied regarding the modifications to be made to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10548475
    Abstract: A hospital bed is programmable with new firmware that is downloaded to the bed over a network. The firmware is downloaded to the bed automatically from a remote computer device. The remote computer device receives a message from the hospital bed which includes data regarding the version number of the bed's current firmware, and if the version number indicates that the firmware is an outdated version, the remote computer device downloads a new version of the firmware to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, Jr., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Benjamin E. Howell, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10510121
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing maintenance related data for performing maintenance analytics on insured property. Informatic data is received from one or more sensor devices relating to a property covered by an insurance policy. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine one or more conditions associated with the property. Predefined business rules are applied using the determined one or more conditions associated with the property to determine a maintenance profile for the property indicating one or more of maintenance history and repair or maintenance requirements for the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: United Stated Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10510119
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing data to detect modifications to insured property. Received is specification data regarding modifications to be made to insured property in connection with an insurance claim. Also received is data from one or more sensor devices associated with the insured property indicative of a status regarding modifications made to the insured property. Analysis is performed on the received specification and data to determine whether one or more predefined conditions for the insurance claim is satisfied regarding the modifications to be made to the insured property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Teddy J. Voutour, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Michael P. Burns, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10495413
    Abstract: A target marking system includes a light source configured to emit a beam of thermal radiation and to impinge the beam onto a target. The system also includes a detector configured to collect radiation passing from the target to the detector along a path. The radiation passing from the target in response to impingement of the beam onto the target. The system further includes an optics assembly disposed optically upstream of the detector along the path. The optics assembly includes at least one of an afocal power changer, a camera objective, a catadioptric lens, and a zoom system configured to condition the radiation passing from the target to the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LMD Power of Light Corporation
    Inventors: Susan Houde-Walter, William R. Houde-Walter, Daniel J. Balonek, Brian L. Olmsted, Michael W. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190346248
    Abstract: A system for three-dimensional scanning of an object includes a set of functional elements, with each of the functional elements including a housing and a processor, memory, power supply, sensor, and wireless communication module each within the housing, a position module to determine an individual position of each of the functional elements after the object is in the set of functional elements, and a contour module to determine a shape of the object based on the individual position of each of the functional elements and a void of functional elements created by the object in the set of functional elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: William J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190343582
    Abstract: A forceps includes a drive assembly and an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members movable between a spaced-apart position, a first approximated position, and a second approximated position. The drive assembly includes a drive housing and a drive bar. The proximal end of the drive bar is coupled to the drive housing, while the distal end of the drive bar is coupled to at least one of the jaw members. The drive housing and the drive bar are selectively movable in conjunction with one another between a first position and a second position to move the jaw members between the spaced-apart position and the first approximated position. The drive assembly is selectively activatable to move the drive bar independent of the drive housing from the second position to a third position to move the jaw members from the first approximated position to the second approximated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: WILLIAM H. NAU, JR., ARLEN J. RESCHKE, ROBERT M. SHARP, DUANE E. KERR, JAMES D. ALLEN, IV