Patents by Inventor James Sutherland

James Sutherland 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: 9485312
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed of providing a user application with a notification message. One example method may include receiving a script to setup a message queue, the script may include a database schema and the script may be executed by a processor to apply the database schema to a database that includes the message queue. The method may also include receiving one or more notifications messages having specific notification content that is applied to notification messages. The notifications may be received from a remote device. The message queue may include notification content used to generate notification messages destined for end user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventors: Chad Gniffke, Robert Wendell Davis, Mark Thomas Lingen, Ryan Smith, Mark James Sutherland, Scott Robert Powell
  • Patent number: 9468729
    Abstract: A device for monitoring patient usage of a medicament inhaler, the medicament inhaler being adapted to deliver doses of medicament, and the medicament inhaler including parts which move during the dispensing of a dose of medicament. The device includes a housing, for releasable attachable to the medicament inhaler, and an optical dose counter, associated with said housing, the optical dose counter being adapted to determine when a dose of medicament has been dispensed by transmitting optical signals through the medicament inhaler. The device is attachable to the medicament inhaler, and is subsequently operable, without any modifications being required to be marks to the medicament inhaler. The device may also include an electronic control module which is in communication with the optical dose counter, the electronic control module being adapted to monitor and/or store data relating to patient usage of the medicament inhaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: NEXUS6 LIMITED
    Inventors: Garth Campbell Sutherland, Michael James Gormack, Pavel Bezmayernykh
  • Patent number: 9404903
    Abstract: A method for pipeline inspection is provided. The method includes carrying out an inspection run in which a pipeline inspection apparatus travels inside a pipeline, wherein sensors on the apparatus are configured to conduct an in-line inspection of wall material along a length of the pipeline. The method includes initiating a first inspection mode to produce a primary inspection data set, wherein the first inspection mode comprises an inspection of the pipeline wall material upstream and downstream of a location of a dented region in the pipeline, selectively initiating a second inspection mode to produce a secondary inspection data set, wherein the second inspection mode includes an inspection of the pipeline wall material in the dented region in the length of the pipeline, and combining the primary and the secondary inspection data sets to provide a direct assessment for the presence of cracks and/or corrosion in wall material along the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PII Limited
    Inventors: Thomas James Batzinger, Jeffrey Earle Sutherland, Ruediger Bauernschmitt, Achim Hugger, David Martin Paige
  • Publication number: 20160128689
    Abstract: A plication lock delivery system that enables a suture lock assembly to be delivered percutaneouly. The plication lock delivery system comprises a lock assembly that secures sutures in place, a control assembly that allows a clinician to engage a suture to a suture lock assembly, apply tension to the sutures to cause tissue plication, and deploy the lock assembly, and a catheter assembly. This plication lock delivery system can be used to repair mitral regurgitation percutaneouly or in an open-heart surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Sutherland, Jonathan Goodwin, Megan Holmes, Christopher Lee, Adam Vigneault, John DePiano, James Sellers
  • Patent number: 9177033
    Abstract: In an EclipseLink environment, persistence units are associated with a single data source. However, in accordance with an embodiment, a user can define multiple persistence units, each with a different set of entity types (i.e., classes) stored in multiple data sources, and expose them through a single composite persistence unit which combines the entities from across the multiple data sources through a single persistence context. A plurality of different types of data sources can be used, including Java Transaction API (JTA) and non-JTA data sources as well as EclipseLink's native JDBC connection pools. Each member persistence unit continues mapping its classes to its own data source. Therefore, a composite persistence unit allows one to map different entities to different data sources. Composite persistence units can be created at runtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrei Ilitchev, James Sutherland, Douglas Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140201839
    Abstract: Identifying and performing maintenance operations on computer network devices may include accessing an agent portal via an administrator machine operating on a network and receiving an application user interface. The user interface may be used to request a device list of active network devices currently operating on the network and identify a number of devices that require a remote maintenance operation and at least one flagged device which requires an alternative type of remote maintenance, and perform the remote maintenance operation on at least one of the devices while omitting the flagged device at least temporarily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: KASEYA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark James Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20140089406
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed of providing a user application with a notification message. One example method may include receiving a script to setup a message queue, the script may include a database schema and the script may be executed by a processor to apply the database schema to a database that includes the message queue. The method may also include receiving one or more notifications messages having specific notification content that is applied to notification messages. The notifications may be received from a remote device. The message queue may include notification content used to generate notification messages destined for end user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: KASEYA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Chad Gniffke, Robert Wendell Davis, Mark Thomas Lingen, Ryan Smith, Mark James Sutherland, Scott Robert Powell
  • Publication number: 20140089848
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed of providing a user application with a notification message. One example method may include receiving a notification message and identifying a predetermined category of a notification bar portion of the user application to display the notification message. The method may also include associating the notification message with the identified predetermined category and determining a level of importance of the notification message. The method may also provide displaying a notification indicator on the notification bar according to the predetermined category and to the notification type that corresponds to the level of importance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: KASEYA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Smith, Chad Gniffke, Robert Wendell Davis, Mark Thomas Lingen, Mark James Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20140047413
    Abstract: Among other things, a continuous framework is provided with which users can interact, on one or more platforms that support web standards, and which supports: (a) the hosting of applications, (b) the publication of hosted applications to a portal within the framework, and (c) the creation and direct editing of files, including text files, that embody those applications and conform to web standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Modit, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Richard Sheive, Alexander James Sutherland, Shantanu Dhaka, John Samuel Workman
  • Publication number: 20130086119
    Abstract: In an EclipseLink environment, persistence units are associated with a single data source. However, in accordance with an embodiment, a user can define multiple persistence units, each with a different set of entity types (i.e., classes) stored in multiple data sources, and expose them through a single composite persistence unit which combines the entities from across the multiple data sources through a single persistence context. A plurality of different types of data sources can be used, including Java Transaction API (JTA) and non-JTA data sources as well as EclipseLink's native JDBC connection pools. Each member persistence unit continues mapping its classes to its own data source. Therefore, a composite persistence unit allows one to map different entities to different data sources. Composite persistence units can be created at runtime.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrei Ilitchev, James Sutherland, Douglas Clarke
  • Publication number: 20120109795
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of maintaining time information for a multi-tasking customer service agent is disclosed. One example method of operation may include maintaining time information allocated to a plurality of tasks. The method may include receiving a first task and starting a first timer at a computing device corresponding to the beginning of work performed on the first task. The method may also include receiving a second task and starting a second timer different from the first timer, which corresponds to the beginning of work performed on the second task. The method may further include transferring a total time allocation record representing a total time counted by the first timer and a total time counted by the second timer to a data record stored in memory, wherein the data record associates the total time counted by the first timer with a corresponding task, and associates the total time counted by the second timer with a different corresponding task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Mark James Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7674844
    Abstract: A labeled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20090263816
    Abstract: A labelled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: NANOCO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7544725
    Abstract: A labeled polymeric bead wherein individual beads comprise a primary particle formed of a synthetic polymeric material, and at least one secondary particle entrapped within the primary particle of the bead and being comprised of a synthetic polymer material incorporating reporter moieties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Andrew James Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7438363
    Abstract: A bridge that is attached to a wheelchair such that the bridge allows a wheelchair user to have support for ingress into and egress from the wheelchair without assistance and without the need to rely primarily on arm strength alone. The bridge is a generally L-shaped member that has a pair of aligned slits located on a lower portion thereof such that respective connection members pass through each slit and attach the bridge to a frame of the wheelchair the connection members allowing the bridge to be pivoted out of the way when needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: James Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7329337
    Abstract: Filters that remove particulate and other solids from fluids often come in various sizes and include various types of seals. However, filter bases to which the filters are attached are generally manufactured to accommodate only one specific size of filter including one type of seal. A filter base of the present invention includes a filter attachment portion and a sealing portion. In order to expand the different sizes of filters that the filter base can accommodate, the sealing portion includes a first annular sealing surface with a relatively small diameter and a second annular sealing surface with a relatively large diameter. The two sealing surfaces can be any combination of radial and a face sealing surfaces. The filter base is used for filtering fluids, such as fuel, in an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: James Sutherland Millar
  • Publication number: 20070201797
    Abstract: Glass-based micropositioning systems and methods are disclosed. The micropositioning systems and methods utilize microbumps (40) formed in a glass substrate (12 or 100). The microbumps are formed by subjecting a portion of the glass substrate to localized heating, which results in local rapid expansion of glass where the heat was applied. The height and shape of the microbumps depend on the type of glass substrate and the amount and form of heat delivered to the substrate. The microbumps allow for active or passive micropositioning of optical elements, including planar waveguides and optical fibers. Optical assemblies formed using microbump micropositioners are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Grzybowski, Brewster Hemenway, Lawrence Hughes, Stephan Logunov, Kamjula Reddy, Joseph Schroeder, James Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20060272713
    Abstract: A microfluidic device is disclosed comprising a body of refractory material having one or more fluid passages of millimeter-or sub-millimeter scale defined therein and at least one tube of refractory material embedded in said body, the tube having a millimeter- or sub-millimeter-scale passage therein and first and second ends. The tube is desirably, though not necessarily, of a material having a higher softening point than the material of the body. The tube may optionally include a narrowed or “drawn down” portion along the length or at an end thereof to provide extremely fine structure. By shaping depressions or holes to receive the tube in layers of refractory material that are fired or sintered to form the device, the tube can be assembled together with the layers and fired or sintered to form a consolidated refractory microfluidic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Sean Garner, James Sutherland
  • Patent number: D556615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Precise Flight, Inc.
    Inventors: James Sutherland, Andy Moore
  • Patent number: D671002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Origin Pet Products Limited
    Inventors: James Sutherland Cameron, David Finlay, Terri Tong