Patents by Inventor William Shaw

William Shaw 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: 20190286165
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining, from an autonomy system, data indicative of a planned trajectory of the autonomous vehicle through a surrounding environment. The method includes determining a region of interest in the surrounding environment based at least in part on the planned trajectory. The method includes controlling one or more first sensors to obtain data indicative of the region of interest. The method includes identifying one or more objects in the region of interest, based at least in part on the data obtained by the one or more first sensors. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more objects identified in the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, William M. Leach, Scott C. Poeppel, Nicholas G. Letwin, Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10398985
    Abstract: A social matchmaking service selects matches of on-line game players based on personal/social characteristics of the players. The social matching service evaluates several criteria to obtain a list of available, socially compatible, game sessions. Criteria about the player include a player's friends, positive feedback about the player, negative feedback about the player, games completed with other players, players to avoid, and the player's gamer zone, country and language. Criteria about hosts of potentially compatible game sessions are also considered. Social matching utilizes a multi-pass approach, applying rules for prioritizing social criteria at each pass. The multi-pass approach starts with a narrow search and broadens the search at each successive pass. At each successive pass, sessions are added to the list of potential sessions until a reasonable number of sessions is achieved. Game sessions are assigned session values in accordance with affiliations between players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Shaw, Paul E. Newson, Patrick W. O'Kelley, II, William B. Fulton
  • Patent number: 10387911
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for detecting suspicious activity in connection with advertisement impressions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lloyd Shaw, David William Luttrell, Arun Ahuja
  • Patent number: 10386856
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining, from an autonomy system, data indicative of a planned trajectory of the autonomous vehicle through a surrounding environment. The method includes determining a region of interest in the surrounding environment based at least in part on the planned trajectory. The method includes controlling one or more first sensors to obtain data indicative of the region of interest. The method includes identifying one or more objects in the region of interest, based at least in part on the data obtained by the one or more first sensors. The method includes controlling the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more objects identified in the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, William M. Leach, Scott C. Poeppel, Nicholas G. Letwin, Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10363466
    Abstract: Golf club heads with cavities and inserts, and methods to manufacture golf club heads with cavities. Various embodiments include a golf club head comprising a body. The body comprises a strikeface at a front of the golf club head, a backface opposite the strikeface, a heel region, a toe region opposite the heel region, a sole, a rear portion at a rear of the golf club head, and a cavity located between the backface and the rear portion. In many embodiments, the body further comprises an insert within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Petersen, Les J. Bryant, James D. Glover, Richard D. MacMillan, Xiaojian Chen, Martin R. Jertson, Yujen Huang, Jacob T. Clarke, Tyler A. Shaw, William D. Shearer, Travis D. Milleman
  • Patent number: 10364317
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel conjugated polymers containing one or more units based on dithieno[3,2-c;2?,3?-e]azepine-4,6-dione that is fused to further aromatic rings, to methods for their preparation and educts or intermediates used therein, to polymer blends, mixtures and formulations containing them, to the use of the polymers, polymer blends, mixtures and formulations as organic semiconductors in, or for the preparation of, organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices and organic photodetectors (OPD), and to OE, OPV and OPD devices comprising, or being prepared from, these polymers, polymer blends, mixtures or formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicolas Blouin, William Mitchell, Martin Heeney, Jessica Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190203976
    Abstract: A conduit fitting for an exhaust duct includes a conduit and a condensate trap. The conduit fitting defines an interior space partitioned into an upper conduit and a lower condensate reservoir. The condensate reservoir can be configured to contain a neutralizing agent for neutralizing acidic condensate prior to it exiting the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy D. Scott, William Jason Hall, Brad Windon, Brian Shaw, Piyush Porwal, Ashwin Rao, Matthew S. Park
  • Publication number: 20190203974
    Abstract: A fuel-fired water heater having a top water outlet includes a water tank and a top cover assembly having the top water outlet to output water from the water tank. The water heater further includes a multi-pass heat exchanger that includes flue tubes positioned in the water tank. The water heater also includes a first plenum and a second plenum at a top end portion of the water heater. The first plenum provides a first hot gas flow path from a first set of the flue tubes to a second set of the flue tubes, and the second plenum provides a second hot gas flow path from a third set of the flue tubes to a fourth set of the flue tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy D. Scott, William Jason Hall, Brad Windon, Brian Shaw
  • Patent number: 10323983
    Abstract: A lamp for illuminating food products along a line is provided. The lamp comprises: a housing having a longitudinal axis and an opening along the longitudinal axis; a light source located in the housing along the longitudinal axis; a reflector positioned in the housing along the longitudinal axis, the reflector to reflect light from the light source through the opening and focus the light along the line; a removeable frame attached to the housing around the opening, the removeable frame having an aperture aligned with the opening along the longitudinal axis; a glass window in the aperture; a transparent polymer film in the aperture at an outward facing side of the glass window, each of the glass window and the transparent polymer film extending into the removeable frame past a perimeter of the aperture; and a seal between the transparent polymer film and the perimeter of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: P & P OPTICA INC.
    Inventors: Krishna Iyer, Timothy M. F. Stork, Ewa Osika, David William Lizius, Romuald Pawluczyk, Anthony Robert Shaw, Alexander Baran-Harper
  • Patent number: 10314828
    Abstract: The application describes treatment of hepatic encephalopathy using gastrointestinal specific antibiotics. One example of a gastrointestinal specific antibiotic is rifaximin. The instant application also provides methods for determining if a subject has a neurological condition or hepatic encephalopathy by determining the critical flicker frequency and/or the venous ammonia level of the subject at two or more time points. The invention further provides methods for treating these subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd
    Inventors: William Forbes, Kunal Merchant, Enoch Bortey, Audrey Shaw
  • Patent number: 10321095
    Abstract: Pairing and configuring a computing device for use in a meeting space is provided. An appliance may communicate a broadcast to a computing device which announces the availability of a meeting space for a meeting. The computing device may establish a connection with the appliance. The computing device may then join the meeting in the meeting space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anton Krantz, William George Verthein, Srikanth Shoroff, Amey Parandekar, Mohammad N. Vakil, Steven Shaw, Nghiep Duong, Ankit Tandon
  • Publication number: 20190172091
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a machine-readable storage medium that includes executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system, facilitate performance of operations which include modifying advertising content at a display responsive to a person being determined to be in a first zone relative to the display, determining a presence of a communication device of the person, wherein the second zone is closer in range to the display than the first zone, transmitting a query to the communication device, receiving from the communication device the identifying characteristic of the person, obtaining an image of the person responsive to the person being determined to be in a third zone relative to the display, wherein the third zone is closer in range to the display than the first zone and the second zone, and obtaining modified content for the person based on the identifying characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Pramod Pateel, William Shaw, Timothy Barge, Bryan Corbin, Robert Tuttle
  • Patent number: 9904266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to real-time debugging systems and methods. In one embodiment, a system that includes a server module and a client module can be provided. The server module can be executable on a first computer and can be adapted to use a native communications format for interactive transfer of industrial automation data between the first computer and at least one industrial automation element. The client module, which can be executable on the same computer as the server module or on a different computer, can include a debugging application configured to use a universal communications format for communicatively interacting with the server module for accessing the industrial automation data and debugging one or more programming portions associated with the industrial automation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Ronald Burr, Richard William Shaw, Christina Ann Romanik, Muralidhar Venkata Subrahmanya Duvvuri
  • Publication number: 20180045702
    Abstract: An automatic filter changer that automatically inserts and removes a filter from a fluidic path. Filters are introduced into the automatic filter changer in stacks. The lead filter and each stack is removed from its respective stack one by one by a filter separator. The separated filters are deposited onto a shuttle plate which moves the filters into their respective fluidic paths. Fluid couplers connect to each filter to complete their respective fluidic paths and allow fluids to be filtered before sampling. Once collection of the samples is complete, the filters are removed from the fluidic path and discarded or saved for reuse. The shuttle path is returned to its original position to receive new filters to repeat the process again. A graphic user interface is provided to allow the user to program a specific set of instructions to automate the entire process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Charles Downes, Steven William Shaw
  • Patent number: 9797875
    Abstract: An automatic filter changer that automatically inserts and removes a filter from a fluidic path. Filters are introduced into the automatic filter changer in stacks. The lead filter and each stack is removed from its respective stack one by one by a filter separator. The separated filters are deposited onto a shuttle plate which moves the filters into their respective fluidic paths. Fluid couplers connect to each filter to complete their respective fluidic paths and allow fluids to be filtered before sampling. Once collection of the samples is complete, the filters are removed from the fluidic path and discarded or saved for reuse. The shuttle path is returned to its original position to receive new filters to repeat the process again. A graphic user interface is provided to allow the user to program a specific set of instructions to automate the entire process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TELEDYNE INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Charles Downes, Steven William Shaw
  • Patent number: 9746938
    Abstract: A secure computer keyboard system utilizes a mobile device in conjunction with a keyboard device to provide secure keyboard entry in a public place. An application on the mobile device produces a mapping of characters to character codings, and displays to the user a key such as a modified keyboard showing the mapping. The keyboard device receives input keystrokes from the user representing the codings and transmits the keystrokes back to the mobile device or to a server. The mobile device or server decodes the keystrokes using the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christina Gardner, William Shaw, Timothy Innes
  • Publication number: 20170148342
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and a method comprising a graphical user interface and delivered via the Internet and/or a mobile, tablet or wearable device, that articulate, establish, monitor and enforce a commitment contract between two parties by making visible the upfront/advance terms for users in a defined group to participate in and complete an action, activity and/or event, by notating agreed upon financial and/or non-financial penalties relating to such commitments, by tracking a user's adherence to such commitments, by conducting rebate/reward accounting, if applicable, and by conducting penalty accounting, if applicable. Further, the system and the method disclosed herein conduct accounting of financial and/or non-financial penalties, if applicable, that accumulate as surplus rewards as a result of non-commitment adherence by users, which then may or may not be distributed to all users in the defined group or a subset of users in the defined group based on a set of predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick Jude Barry, David Anthony William Shaw
  • Patent number: 9567154
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the preparation of a foamed drink comprising the steps of: providing a capsule containing a foamable ingredient; providing a receptacle positioned to collect fluid escaping from the capsule; injecting liquid into the capsule to mix with the foamable ingredient; allowing the foamable ingredient mixed with the liquid to escape from the capsule into the receptacle; followed by injecting further liquid into the receptacle in a jet having a diameter of from about 0.5 to about 2 mm to produce foamed liquid in the receptacle. The invention also provides capsules, apparatus and systems specifically adapted for use in the method. Preferably, the food ingredient is a milk powder, and the method produces a hot foamed beverage such as a cappuccino coffee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: David Andrew James Hester, Glenn Harrison, John Charles Cooke, Jon William Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160335617
    Abstract: A method for facilitating purchases from a point of sale device using a biometric identifier includes receiving a biometric identifier and a point of sale (POS) identifier from a point of sale device. A user is identified based on the biometric identifier. It is then determined whether the user is authorized to request a purchase at the point of sale identified by the point of sale identifier. A purchase request authorization and user preferences of the user are transmitted to the point of sale device in response to determining that the user is authorized to request a purchase at the point of sale device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian M. Novack, Mehmet Ozkan, Rodney Brandenburgh, Pramod Pateel, Tim Johnson, William Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160328717
    Abstract: A method for facilitating a purchase using a biometric identifier includes receiving a biometric identifier and transaction information from a point of sale device. A user is then identified using the biometric identifier. It is then determined whether the user is authorized to complete a transaction identified by the transaction information. A payment request is transmitted to a financial institution server associated with the user in response to determining that the user is authorized to complete the transaction. An approval is transmitted to the point of sale device in response to receiving a payment request approval from the financial institution server. A customer copy of an electronic receipt is transmitted to a user device designated by the user and a merchant copy of the electronic receipt is transmitted to a merchant device designated by the merchant in order to provide both parties with a record of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Shaw, Brian M. Novack, Rodney Brandenburgh, Mehmet Ozkan, Tim Johnson, Pramod Pateel