Patents by Inventor Alan King

Alan King 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: 11156513
    Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for determining a force acting on at least part of a structure, for example a biological structure, such as a DNA molecule. The method comprises controlling a light-sensitive system, e.g. of a microscope, to determine light information based on light from the structure. The light is incident on at least a part of the light sensitive system. The light-sensitive system may be said to capture the light from the structure. The at least part of the structure comprises one or more optically active entities, such as DNA intercalator molecules and donor/acceptor fluorophores. At least one of (i) an optical activity of the entities and (ii) a quantity of the entities depends on the force acting on the at least part of the structure. Furthermore, the light information defines a light property value associated with said at least part of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Graeme Alan King, Andreas Sebastian Biebricher, Iddo Heller, Erwin Johannes Gerard Peterman, Gijs Jan Lodewijk Wuite
  • Patent number: 11098601
    Abstract: A diffuser-deswirler for a gas turbine engine is provided. The diffuser-deswirler includes an inner shell and an outer shell spaced apart and configured for receiving a flow of compressed air from a compressor of a gas turbine engine. A plurality of vanes extend between the inner shell and the outer shell to define a plurality of fluid passageways and a splitter extends along the circumferential direction between adjacent vanes to split the flow of compressed air passing through the each fluid passageway. All of these components are manufactured as a single monolithic piece and are configured for diffusing and deswirling compressor air before passing it to a combustor for an improved combustion process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher David King, David Vickery Parker, John Alan Manteiga, Matthew Brian Surprenant, Megan Lynn Williams, Awot Michael Berhe, Jesse Jacob Ollove
  • Publication number: 20200399688
    Abstract: A method for supercoiling DNA, e.g. negatively supercoiling DNA, is disclosed. In an initial state, at least part of a DNA molecule is torsionally constrained and associated with a first linking number. The at least part of the DNA molecule has a first end connected to a first body and a second end connected to a second body. The method comprises increasing a distance between the first body and the second body for inducing a torque in the at least part of the DNA molecule and for bringing the at least part of the DNA molecule from the initial state into an intermediate state. In the intermediate state the at least part of the DNA molecule is temporarily torsionally unconstrained for at least partially releasing the induced torque for changing, e.g. decreasing, the first linking number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: STICHTING VU
    Inventors: Graeme Alan KING, Federica BURLA, Gijs Jan Lodewijk WUITE, Erwin Johannes Gerard PETERMAN
  • Publication number: 20200370974
    Abstract: One aspect of this disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for determining a force acting on at least part of a structure, for example a biological structure, such as a DNA molecule. The method comprises controlling a light-sensitive system, e.g. of a microscope, to determine light information based on light from the structure. The light is incident on at least a part of the light sensitive system. The light-sensitive system may be said to capture the light from the structure. The at least part of the structure comprises one or more optically active entities, such as DNA intercalator molecules and donor/acceptor fluorophores. At least one of (i) an optical activity of the entities and (ii) a quantity of the entities depends on the force acting on the at least part of the structure. Furthermore, the light information defines a light property value associated with said at least part of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: STICHTING VU
    Inventors: Graeme Alan KING, Andreas Sebastian BIEBRICHER, Iddo HELLER, Erwin Johannes Gerard PETERMAN, Gijs Jan Lodewijk WUITE
  • Patent number: 10795991
    Abstract: A method performed by an enterprise search system to conduct an automated, computerized search for select operational attributes of a plurality of network devices is shown. The method comprises initiating the search via a user interface based on receipt of input information, which is used to form a query. The method then determines based on the query, one or more audits each specifying one or more tasks to be performed by at least a first network device to search for the select operational attributes. Subsequently, the method makes the one or more audits available to the first network device via a network, and receives, from the first network device, one or more responses to the query. The method may include generating one or more filter conditions to apply to results of executing the one or more tasks to yield the select operational attributes when included in the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Antonio Ross, Ai Quoc Duong, Larry Alan King, John Patrick Young
  • Publication number: 20200046583
    Abstract: A cot includes a patient platform that supports a frame, a patient support assembly, and a pad. The cot further includes a lift system that is coupled to a transport system that includes a cot retainer. The patient support assembly includes a headrest, backrest, seat, and leg rest. In some forms, a child restraint assembly is incorporated into the various parts of the patient support assembly to allow safe transport of children in an ambulance. The child restraint assembly is adjustable to accommodate the size of the child being transported. In other forms, the child restraint assembly is incorporated into the pad. The various embodiments envision a child restraint assembly that is easily accessible to emergency medical professionals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan King, Christopher Geist, Amie Barnes, Soren Balzer Sibbesen, Douglas Wayne Bittner, Chris P. Jessup
  • Publication number: 20190309451
    Abstract: A fabric for use in safety apparel is taught. The fabric comprises a first yarn comprising modacrylic run in a weft direction of said fabric and a second yarn comprising polyester run in a warp direction of said fabric. The fabric meets visibility requirements governed by CSA Z96 in Canada and by ANSI/ISEA 107 in the US and applicable international standards; and meets requirements for flame resistance governed in Canada by CAN/CGSB-155.20, CAN/CGSB 155.22, and CSA Z462; and in the US by NFPA 2112, NFPA 1971, NFPA 1975, NFPA 1977 and NFPA 70E and applicable international standards. A method of manufacturing a fabric is further taught, said method comprising the steps of running a first yarn in a weft direction, said first yarn comprising modacrylic and running a second yarn in a warp direction, said second yarn comprising polyester, wherein said method produces a fabric meeting visibility requirements and meeting requirements for flame resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Alan King, Lelia Kathryn Lawson
  • Publication number: 20190290504
    Abstract: A composite includes a first substrate and a second substrate joined in a bonding region, wherein the first substrate comprises a first Peak Force Tensile Strength and the second Peak Force Tensile Strength. The first Peak Force Tensile Strength is greater than or equal to the second Peak Force Tensile Strength. The bonding region has a Bond Density of about 10% to about 22%; and a Composite Tensile Strength at Peak Force that is within about 15% of the second Peak Force Tensile Strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ray Dennis DRIA, Michael Joseph Page, Joseph Leslie Grolmes, Scott Alan King, Matthew Steven Ritter, Christopher Colin Arp
  • Patent number: 10065180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a mixed oxide of vanadium, titanium, and phosphorus modified with alkali metal. The titanium component is derived from a water-soluble, redox-active organo-titanium compound. The catalyst composition is highly effective at facilitating the vapor-phase condensation of formaldehyde with acetic acid to generate acrylic acid, particularly using an industrially relevant aqueous liquid feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David William Norman, Greg Alan King
  • Publication number: 20180085741
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a mixed oxide of vanadium, titanium, and phosphorus modified with alkali metal. The titanium component is derived from a water-soluble, redox-active organo-titanium compound. The catalyst composition is highly effective at facilitating the vapor-phase condensation of formaldehyde with acetic acid to generate acrylic acid, particularly using an industrially relevant aqueous liquid feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David William Norman, Greg Alan King
  • Publication number: 20180078927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a mixed oxide of vanadium, titanium, and phosphorus modified with alkali metal. The titanium component is derived from a water-soluble, redox-active organo-titanium compound. The catalyst composition is highly effective at facilitating the vapor-phase condensation of formaldehyde with acetic acid to generate acrylic acid, particularly using an industrially relevant aqueous liquid feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David William Norman, Greg Alan King
  • Patent number: 9861965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition comprising a mixed oxide of vanadium, titanium, and phosphorus modified with alkali metal. The titanium component is derived from a water-soluble, redox-active organo-titanium compound. The catalyst composition is highly effective at facilitating the vapor-phase condensation of formaldehyde with acetic acid to generate acrylic acid, particularly using an industrially relevant aqueous liquid feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David William Norman, Greg Alan King
  • Publication number: 20170330211
    Abstract: A method and computer readable medium for selecting order fulfillment nodes within an order fulfillment system. The method determines one or more product-node pairs of an omni-channel order fulfillment system responsive to a received customer order. There is received for each determined product-node pair, a first input including an associated price and a price markdown rate (r) for the product. There is further received for each product-node pair, input representing a current amount of supply availability of the product (w) for a period of time in an inventory; and a first threshold value and a second threshold values defining a supply availability window of the product. The method computes an inventory performance value based on the current w, the defined supply availability window, and one or more the p and r values; and selects a node for customer order fulfillment based on the computed cost of inventory performance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ajay Deshpande, Saurabh Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Alan King, Ali Koc, Yingjie Li, Xuan Liu, Christopher Milite, Brian L. Quanz, Chek Keong Tan, Dahai Xing, Xiaobo Zheng
  • Patent number: 9682830
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a transfer assembly for transferring articles from a first moving carrier to a second moving carrier is provided. The method comprises providing a programmable motor and a motor control system. The motor control system and the programmable motor define an excitation frequency. The method comprises providing a carrier member comprising a housing comprising a wall and shifting a natural frequency of the carrier member by forming the wall with a first carbon fiber layer having a first fiber orientation extending in a first direction and with a second carbon fiber layer having a second fiber orientation extending in a second direction that is different than the first direction. The shifting the natural frequency establishes the natural frequency of the carrier member to be at least 1.1 times greater than or at least 1.1 times less than the excitation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bryan Wesley Bauman, Scott Alan King, Jennifer Lynn Tuertscher, Andrew MacGee, Markus Grädler, Christian Hans Günther Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9475654
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring one or more articles from a first carrier moving at a first speed to a second carrier moving at a second speed that is different than the first speed is provided. The apparatus comprises a programmable motor and a carrier member operably engaged with the programmable motor. The carrier member comprises a housing comprising a wall and an outer surface configured to receive the one or more articles from the first moving carrier in a receiving zone and configured to deposit the one or more articles onto the second moving carrier in an application zone. The wall comprises carbon fiber. The programmable motor is configured to move the outer surface of the housing at a third speed through the receiving zone and at a fourth speed through the application zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Alan King, Jennifer Lynn Tuertscher, Bryan Wesley Bauman, Andrew MacGee, Markus Grädler, Christian Hans Günther Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9428343
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring an article from a first carrier moving at a first speed to a second carrier moving at a second speed is provided. The apparatus comprises a programmable motor and a carrier member operably engaged with the programmable motor. The carrier member comprises a housing comprising a wall defining an interior space and an outer surface configured to receive the article from the first carrier in a receiving zone and configured to deposit the article onto the second carrier in an application zone. The carrier member comprises a support member comprising carbon fiber at least partially positioned within the interior space of the housing and connected with a portion of the wall. The programmable motor is configured to move the outer surface of the carrier member at a third speed through the receiving zone and at a fourth speed through the application zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Alan King, Jennifer Lynn Tuertscher, David Stuart Howell, II, Roger George Hasler
  • Publication number: 20160194162
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring one or more articles from a first carrier moving at a first speed to a second carrier moving at a second speed that is different than the first speed is provided. The apparatus comprises a programmable motor and a carrier member operably engaged with the programmable motor. The carrier member comprises a housing comprising a wall and an outer surface configured to receive the one or more articles from the first moving carrier in a receiving zone and configured to deposit the one or more articles onto the second moving carrier in an application zone. The wall comprises carbon fiber. The programmable motor is configured to move the outer surface of the housing at a third speed through the receiving zone and at a fourth speed through the application zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Alan KING, Jennifer Lynn TUERTSCHER, Bryan Wesley BAUMAN, Andrew MacGEE, Markus GRÄDLER, Christian, Hans, Günther FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20160194163
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a transfer assembly for transferring articles from a first moving carrier to a second moving carrier is provided. The method comprises providing a programmable motor and a motor control system. The motor control system and the programmable motor define an excitation frequency. The method comprises providing a carrier member comprising a housing comprising a wall and shifting a natural frequency of the carrier member by forming the wall with a first carbon fiber layer having a first fiber orientation extending in a first direction and with a second carbon fiber layer having a second fiber orientation extending in a second direction that is different than the first direction. The shifting the natural frequency establishes the natural frequency of the carrier member to be at least 1.1 times greater than or at least 1.1 times less than the excitation frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan Wesley BAUMAN, Scott Alan KING, Jennifer Lynn TUERTSCHER, Andrew MacGEE, Markus GRÄDLER, Christian, Hans, Günther FUCHS
  • Publication number: 20160194160
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring an article from a first carrier moving at a first speed to a second carrier moving at a second speed is provided. The apparatus comprises a programmable motor and a carrier member operably engaged with the programmable motor. The carrier member comprises a housing comprising a wall defining an interior space and an outer surface configured to receive the article from the first carrier in a receiving zone and configured to deposit the article onto the second carrier in an application zone. The carrier member comprises a support member comprising carbon fiber at least partially positioned within the interior space of the housing and connected with a portion of the wall. The programmable motor is configured to move the outer surface of the carrier member at a third speed through the receiving zone and at a fourth speed through the application zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Alan KING, Jennifer Lynn TUERTSCHER, David Stuart HOWELL, II, Roger George HASLER
  • Patent number: D755443
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Nathan Alan King