Patents by Inventor Brian Jones

Brian Jones 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: 10713732
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing business related data arising from multiple revenue sources (e.g., sales, subscriptions, professional services, vendors, etc.). In some embodiments, the inventive system and methods enable a more flexible and efficient approach to identifying revenue source events (mediation), pricing those events (typically as part of a rating process), and subsequently leveraging those “ratable events” in the billing and revenue recognition subsystems according to configurable rules and schedules. Data regarding those charges or other aspects of a ratable event may then be used and processed by multiple sub-systems that are part of operating a business; such sub-systems may include one or more of ERP, CRM, HCM, financial, accounting, taxation, or other business-related system or function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NETSUITE, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Paul Shak, Jeremy John Blanchard, Andrew Owen Vincent, Peter Fung, Xiaozheng (Michael) Ye, Stephen Clode, Truman (Clyde) Adley, Jr., Christopher Craxton, Jeffrey Jones, Brian Purville
  • Publication number: 20200185104
    Abstract: Systems and methods for complex care tools are disclosed. For example, user data associated with users that have benefited from enrollment in a complex care program may be utilized to predict additional users that are also likely to benefit from enrollment. The presently disclosed systems and methods may determine reductions in cost profiles associated with enrolled users that exceed a reduction value, where the reduction value indicates the intended benefit of the complex care program has been achieved. The system may then associate user data of such users with the reduction value. As such, the system may utilize this data to predict additional users that are likely to benefit from enrollment. In this way, the system may engage such users to promote enrollment so that care costs may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kejia Zhu, Brian Lucena, Vincent La, Laurie Jones
  • Patent number: 10675323
    Abstract: A topical skin care composition comprising kakadu plum extract or acai berry extract, or a combination of both, is disclosed. The composition can include a high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) value. The composition can improve the skin's visual appearance, physiological functions, clinical properties, and/or biophysical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Michelle Hines, Javier Aravena, Brian Jones
  • Publication number: 20200171302
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for specializing, monitoring, and/or evaluating therapeutic nasal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. A targeted neuromodulation system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an evaluation/modulation assembly at a distal portion of a shaft and including a plurality of electrodes. The electrodes are configured to emit stimulating energy at frequencies for identifying and locating target neural structures and detect the resultant bioelectric properties of the tissue. The system can also include a console that maps locations of the target neural structures. The evaluation/modulation assembly can then apply therapeutic neuromodulation energy in a highly tailored neuromodulation pattern based on the mapped locations of the target neural structures. Accordingly, the system provides therapeutic neuromodulation to highly specific target structures while avoiding non-target structures to reduce collateral effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: David Townley, Brian Shields, Ivan Keogh, Peter Dockery, Ian Stephen O'Brien, Martin O'Halloran, Emily Elizabeth Porter, Marggie Jones
  • Patent number: 10668124
    Abstract: A method of reducing inflammation in skin is disclosed. The method can include topically applying to skin in need thereof a composition comprising 0.001 wt. % to 5 wt. % of a kakadu plum fruit extract to reduce TNF-? production in human epidermal keratinocytes of the skin, and 0.001 wt. % to 5 wt. % of an acai berry fruit extract to reduce TNF-? production in human epidermal keratinocytes of the skin, wherein topical application of the composition reduces inflammation in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventors: David Gan, Michelle Hines, Javier Aravena, Brian Jones
  • Publication number: 20200160639
    Abstract: Disclosed systems and methods relate to a smart access control device in a security system for monitoring an area. According to embodiments, a method can include receiving, by the smart access control device, from one or more sensors in the area, sensor data about the area. The method can also include analyzing the received sensor data and generating an alert for a user about the area based on the analyzed sensor data. The method can further include transmitting, by the smart access control device, a first signal comprising the alert to a monitoring server of the security system. Moreover, the method can include enabling, by the smart access control device, a person requesting access to the area to enter identification information and granting access to the area to the person based on the received identification information that is evaluated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Luke Andrew SCHOENFELDER, Michael Brian JONES, Saayuj DHANAK
  • Publication number: 20200137008
    Abstract: A database server may receive or monitor user engagement metadata corresponding to a plurality of communication messages transmitted to the users. The database server analyzes the metadata to determine optimal transmission frequencies for digital communication messages based on engagement rates received in the user engagement metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Zhao Jin, Shrestha Basu Mallick, Yacov Salomon, Kexin Xie, Sheng Loong Su, Todd Swardenski, Trent Albright, Armita Peymandoust, Michael Jones, Brian Brechbuhl, David Yourdon
  • Patent number: 10628058
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for verifying, storing, and transferring data within an entity. The system is configured for receiving data from one or more source systems, generating a metadata, exposure, and control statement for the data, transferring the data and the metadata, exposure, and control statement to a system of origination, logically classifying the data in the system of record into one or more domains, transferring the data into one or more authorized data sources associated with the one or more domains, receiving a request from a user associated with a target system to retrieve a set of data from the one or more authorized data sources, and transferring the set of data from the one or more authorized data sources to the target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mary Kathleen Riley, Renee Marie Melin, Todd David Abbott, Timothy Lamonte Atwell, Edward W. Carroll, Paresh Bhagwandas Chande, Michele Barker Fasciana, Douglas David Foley, Bryan L. Ford, Christopher Ryan Galloway, James Grae Garrison, Brian P. Gibbons, Kecia Marie Heidebrecht, Gayle Tawanda Jackson, Jeffrey Morse Larmondra, Kimberly Lynn Lewis, Srinivasa D. Madireddi, Gautam Suryakant Nipanikar, Michael Harold Perry, Laurie Readhead, Prakash Srinivasan, Kyle S. Sorensen, Constance Jones Suarez, Jeffrey Roger Walls
  • Patent number: 10625073
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for specializing, monitoring, and/or evaluating therapeutic nasal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. A targeted neuromodulation system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an evaluation/modulation assembly at a distal portion of a shaft and including a plurality of electrodes. The electrodes are configured to emit stimulating energy at frequencies for identifying and locating target neural structures and detect the resultant bioelectric properties of the tissue. The system can also include a console that maps locations of the target neural structures. The evaluation/modulation assembly can then apply therapeutic neuromodulation energy in a highly tailored neuromodulation pattern based on the mapped locations of the target neural structures. Accordingly, the system provides therapeutic neuromodulation to highly specific target structures while avoiding non-target structures to reduce collateral effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: David Townley, Brian Shields, Ivan Keogh, Peter Dockery, Ian Stephen O'Brien, Martin O'Halloran, Emily Elizabeth Porter, Marggie Jones
  • Publication number: 20200113562
    Abstract: A surgical stapler includes a first elongate member having a distal portion that supports a plurality of staple-forming pockets, a second elongate member having a distal portion that supports a staple cartridge, and a clamp member movable from an open position to a closed position to releasably clamp the first and second elongate members together. A clamp lockout feature is supported by the first elongate member and is moveable between a lockout position in which the clamp lockout feature prevents closure of the clamp member, and a release position in which the clamp lockout feature permits closure of the clamp member. An actuating feature is supported by the second elongate member and is configured to actuate the clamp lockout feature from the lockout position to the release position in response to approximation of the distal portions of the first and second elongate members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brian D. Schings, Jason Jones, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Patent number: 10621807
    Abstract: A core module for an Automated Transaction Machine (ATM) includes a housing including a plurality of cassette bays, a first document delivery system, and a second document delivery system. The first document delivery system is capable of transporting a document between the cassette and the second document delivery system via a first transport path. The second document delivery system is capable of transporting a document between the first document delivery system and an other ATM location via a second transport path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Jones, Michael J. Harty, Thomas A. Vankirk, William Daniel Beskitt, Jeffrey M. Eastman, David A. Peters, Clinton L. Boley
  • Publication number: 20200101283
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for specializing, monitoring, and/or evaluating therapeutic nasal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. A targeted neuromodulation system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an evaluation/modulation assembly at a distal portion of a shaft and including a plurality of electrodes. The electrodes are configured to emit stimulating energy at frequencies for identifying and locating target neural structures and detect the resultant bioelectric properties of the tissue. The system can also include a console that maps locations of the target neural structures. The evaluation/modulation assembly can then apply therapeutic neuromodulation energy in a highly tailored neuromodulation pattern based on the mapped locations of the target neural structures. Accordingly, the system provides therapeutic neuromodulation to highly specific target structures while avoiding non-target structures to reduce collateral effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: David Townley, Brian Shields, Ivan Keogh, Peter Dockery, Ian Stephen O'Brien, Martin O'Halloran, Emily Elizabeth Porter, Marggie Jones
  • Publication number: 20200086112
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for specializing, monitoring, and/or evaluating therapeutic nasal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. A targeted neuromodulation system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an evaluation/modulation assembly at a distal portion of a shaft and including a plurality of electrodes. The electrodes are configured to emit stimulating energy at frequencies for identifying and locating target neural structures and detect the resultant bioelectric properties of the tissue. The system can also include a console that maps locations of the target neural structures. The evaluation/modulation assembly can then apply therapeutic neuromodulation energy in a highly tailored neuromodulation pattern based on the mapped locations of the target neural structures. Accordingly, the system provides therapeutic neuromodulation to highly specific target structures while avoiding non-target structures to reduce collateral effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: David Townley, Brian Shields, Ivan Keogh, Peter Dockery, Ian Stephen O'Brien, Martin O'Halloran, Emily Elizabeth Porter, Marggie Jones
  • Patent number: 10572552
    Abstract: A computing system configured to gather social media content includes a memory; a content collection and ingestion system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to communicate with one or more computing systems to direct a search of a content source using a received collection to request and to ingest the results of the directed search into a data store; and a content management system, stored in the memory and configured, when executed on a computer processor, to display the ingested results on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CISION US INC.
    Inventors: Clifford Mosley, Shawn Rutledge, Lyman Do, Enrico Montana, Melody Jones, Jeffrey Vella, Nathan Harkenrider, Brian Farrell, Nathaniel D. Holcomb, Joseph Kaiser, Matt Jacobsen, Kim Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20200046353
    Abstract: A surgical stapler includes a first elongate member having a distal portion that supports an anvil surface, and a second elongate member having a distal portion configured to receive a staple cartridge. The stapler further includes a pin rotatably coupled with the first elongate member, and a clamp member movably coupled with the second elongate member. The clamp member is operable to releasably capture the pin to thereby clamp the first elongate member against the second elongate member. The pin is configured to rotate relative to the first elongate member in response to being captured by the clamp member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew C. Deck, Brian D. Schings, Jason Jones, Gregory J. Bakos, David K. Norvell, Christopher J. Schall, Joshua Uth
  • Publication number: 20200046351
    Abstract: A surgical stapler includes a first elongate member having a distal portion that supports a plurality of staple forming pockets, a second elongate member having a distal portion that receives a staple cartridge, and a clamp member operable to releasably clamp the first and second elongate members together. A retaining member is provided on one of the first elongate member or the second elongate member and is configured to releasably couple proximal ends of the first and second elongate members together with a resilient bias such that the first and second elongate members are pivotable relative to one another at the proximal ends. A decoupling mechanism is configured to overcome the resilient bias of the retaining member and thereby decouple the proximal ends from one another in response to the first and second elongate members being pivoted away from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Jones, Carol J. Wynn, Matthew S. Corbin, Brian D. Schings
  • Publication number: 20200051353
    Abstract: Systems and methods for access control management designed for multi-unit buildings are provided. The disclosed systems can use mobile devices, a local mesh network, access control devices, and wireless communication to facilitate multi-unit real estate management. Mobile devices can download and use credentials to access appropriate areas and units in a building through local wireless communications with access control devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Luke Andrew SCHOENFELDER, Michael Brian JONES, Ali Akbar HUSSAIN, James GRISZBACHER, Ivan Almaral SOLE, Timothy H. HEARN
  • Publication number: 20200046350
    Abstract: A surgical stapler includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member, and a clamp member operable to releasably clamp the first elongate member against the second elongate member. A distal portion of the first elongate member supports an anvil surface having a plurality of staple forming pockets. A distal portion of the second elongate member is configured to receive a staple cartridge. A firing assembly of the surgical stapler is translatable from a first longitudinal position to a second longitudinal position to fire the staple cartridge when the first elongate member is clamped against the second elongate member. A retaining assembly of the surgical stapler includes a first retaining member configured to releasably couple a proximal end of the first elongate member with a proximal end of the second elongate member, and a second retaining member configured to releasably retain the firing assembly in the first longitudinal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew C. Deck, Jason Jones, Gregory J. Bakos, Brian D. Schings
  • Publication number: 20200032421
    Abstract: Injector (14) for injecting a liquid formulation into a molten polymer includes outlet (21) at one end and, at its other end, is arranged to be connected to upstream conduit (25) via a coupling housing (26) so that liquid formulation can pass from conduit into the injector, and further includes an elongate conduit (27) in which an elongate pin is slideably arranged being capable of expelling all liquid formulation from conduit. To address the risk the outlet could become blocked in use, whilst avoiding the need to depressurize and/or stop the flow or polymer in extruder (19), the injection apparatus includes a spool (34) which is rotatably mounted within wall (35) of the extruder and is arranged to be rotated about an axis which extends substantially perpendicularly to the elongate extent of the extruder through which a polymer stream (18) flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brian JONES, David WHITEHEAD, Ian CAMPBELL
  • Patent number: 10542684
    Abstract: A controller has two irrigation station module connection areas within it and can either accept two irrigation station modules at the same time or one larger module that spans both connection areas. The larger module, however, includes more irrigation station terminals than both of the smaller irrigation station modules combined. Therefore, a greater number of irrigation stations can be connected to the controller when the larger module is substituted for the two smaller modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Randall Pearson, Burnett Jones, Jack McIntosh, Brian Edward Ries, Jeffrey A. Miller, Noel Macasias, Eric Pettet, Tong Le, Michael Jackson