Patents by Inventor Bruce A. Carter

Bruce A. Carter 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: 10545040
    Abstract: A flowmeter includes an orifice plate assembly having a carrier that includes an aperture, an annular rim disposed about the aperture, and an annular ledge extending radially inward from the rim to the aperture. An orifice plate and annular seal are disposed within the annular rim. The plate engages the ledge and is retained on the carrier by a retaining ring and the energized annular seal. The seal is disposed in a seal gland formed between the orifice plate, the carrier, and the ring member, and sealingly engages at least one surface of each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Daniel Measurment and Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Gwen Doom, Thomas Henry Loga, Gregory Theron Jay, Mark O'Daniel, Anthony Eugene Carter, David Bruce Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200022343
    Abstract: Genetically modified mice characterized by one or more symptoms or signs associated with expression of human APOE4p and mouse Trem2p and relevant to non-familial late-onset Alzheimer's disease are provided wherein the genome of the mouse includes: 1) a DNA sequence encoding a human APOE4 protein (APOE4p) operably linked to a promoter; and 2) a DNA sequence encoding a mouse Trem2 protein having a mutation p,R47H (Trem2p) operably linked to a promoter, such that the mouse expresses human APOE4p and mouse Trem2p. Methods ace provided for screening for a compound for use in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease using such genetically modified mice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: The Jackson Laboratory, Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Howell, Michael Sasner, Gregory Carter, Bruce Lamb
  • Patent number: 10470972
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, Ray Denkewicz, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Vance Willis, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10413477
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, Ray Denkewicz, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Vance Willis, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Publication number: 20190242732
    Abstract: A flowmeter includes an orifice plate assembly having a carrier that includes an aperture, an annular rim disposed about the aperture, and an annular ledge extending radially inward from the rim to the aperture. An orifice plate and annular seal are disposed within the annular rim. The plate engages the ledge and is retained on the carrier by a retaining ring and the energized annular seal. The seal is disposed in a seal gland formed between the orifice plate, the carrier, and the ring member, and sealingly engages at least one surface of each.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Gwen Doom, Thomas Henry Loga, Gregory Theron Jay, Mark O'Daniel, Anthony Eugene Carter, David Bruce Stevens
  • Patent number: 10363197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Publication number: 20190133880
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing network connectivity and remote monitoring, optimization, and control of pool/spa equipment are provided. “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) functionality is provided for pool and spa equipment in a flexible and cost-effective manner. Network connectivity and remote monitoring/control of pool and spa equipment is provided by various components such as a network communication and local control subsystem installed in pool/spa equipment, and other components. Also disclosed are various control processes (“pool logic”) which can be embodied as software code installed in any of the various embodiments of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James McIlvaine Murdock, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, Arthur W. Johnson, III, David Blaine, Jason DeBruin, Bruce Aubrey, Scott Petty, Jason Parcell, Craig Horrocks
  • Publication number: 20180286270
    Abstract: A Violin & Bow Primer having a bow guide and a guide housing that is adjustable to accurately mimic the bow stroke angle for the four strings of the violin G, D, A, and E is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventor: BRUCE A CARTER
  • Publication number: 20180271931
    Abstract: The present invention provides 75 kD transmembrane neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) antagonists and their use in prevention and treatment of loss of function, and adverse remodeling, in cardiac tissues subject to acute or chronic hemodynamic stress. Uses of the antagonists with or without additional cardiotropic agents for improving contractility and for treatment of congestive heart failure are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nazareno Paolocci, Ning Feng, Carlo G. Tocchetti, Cyrus Takahashi, Bruce Carter
  • Patent number: 10049957
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for on-chip control of thermal cycling in an integrated circuit (IC) are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A first circuit is configured on the IC for adjusting a first voltage being applied to a first part of the IC. A first temperature of the first part is measured at a first time. A determination is made that the first temperature is outside a temperature range defined by an upper temperature threshold and a lower temperature threshold. The first voltage is adjusted by reducing the first voltage when the first temperature exceeds the upper temperature threshold and by increasing the first voltage when the first temperature is below the lower temperature threshold, thereby causing the first temperature of the first part to attain a value within the temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Malcolm Scott Allen-Ware, John Bruce Carter, Elmootazbellah Nabil Elnozahy, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9934079
    Abstract: A system, and computer usable program product for fast remote communication and computation between processors are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A direct core to core communication unit (DCC) is configured to operate with a first processor, the first processor being a remote processor. A memory associated with the DCC receives a set of bytes, the set of bytes being sent from a second processor. An operation specified in the set of bytes is executed at the remote processor such that the operation is invoked without causing a software thread to execute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Bruce Carter, Elmootazbellah Nabil Elnozahy, Ahmed Gheith, Eric Van Hansbergen, Karthick Rajamani, William Evan Speight, Lixin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9473398
    Abstract: A set of routing rules is receiving at a networking device in a data communication network from a controller in the data communication network implemented using the software-defined network architecture. A condition is detected at the networking device. A subset of the set of routing rules is selected in the networking device. The selecting is responsive to the condition. The subset of routing rules is applied in the networking device at a first time such that the networking device uses a first routing rule to route data traffic in the data communication network, and omits using a second routing rule received from the controller to route data traffic in the data communication network. A second subset of routing rules from the set of routing rules responsive to a second condition is applied autonomously at a second time at the networking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Bruce Carter, Colin Kimm Dixon, Wesley Michael Felter, Ankit Singla
  • Patent number: 9359889
    Abstract: A bottom hole assembly attached to a drillstring includes a main body including multiple electrical insulator sections along a length thereof, each of the electrical insulator sections configured to have a voltage difference generated there across, wherein a transmitting electrical insulator section having a voltage difference generated there across is configured to remain open, and wherein all remaining electrical insulator sections are configured to be electrically shorted there across.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Well Resolutions Technology
    Inventors: Tsili Wang, Bruce Carter
  • Publication number: 20150362615
    Abstract: An apparatus for communicating with a downhole tool includes a sensor body including at least two electrodes electrically insulated from one another and an external control device configured to engage the two electrodes. Detection circuitry connected to the two electrodes is configured to monitor an electrical status across the two electrodes, through the external control device, and upon detecting a change in electrical status that matches a predefined pattern, communicate a command to power management circuitry to alter a power status of the downhole tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: WELL RESOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Lianhe Guo, Tsili Wang, Bruce Carter
  • Publication number: 20150107900
    Abstract: A bottom hole assembly attached to a drillstring includes a main body including multiple electrical insulator sections along a length thereof, each of the electrical insulator sections configured to have a voltage difference generated there across, wherein a transmitting electrical insulator section having a voltage difference generated there across is configured to remain open, and wherein all remaining electrical insulator sections are configured to be electrically shorted there across.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Well Resolutions Technology
    Inventors: Tsili WANG, Bruce CARTER
  • Publication number: 20150113124
    Abstract: A set of routing rules is receiving at a networking device in a data communication network from a controller in the data communication network implemented using the software-defined network architecture. A condition is detected at the networking device. A subset of the set of routing rules is selected in the networking device. The selecting is responsive to the condition. The subset of routing rules is applied in the networking device at a first time such that the networking device uses a first routing rule to route data traffic in the data communication network, and omits using a second routing rule received from the controller to route data traffic in the data communication network. A second subset of routing rules from the set of routing rules responsive to a second condition is applied autonomously at a second time at the networking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Bruce Carter, Colin Kimm Dixon, Wesley Michael Felter, Ankit Singla
  • Patent number: 8799625
    Abstract: A method for fast remote communication and computation between processors is provided in the illustrative embodiments. A direct core to core communication unit (DCC) is configured to operate with a first processor, the first processor being a remote processor. A memory associated with the DCC receives a set of bytes, the set of bytes being sent from a second processor. An operation specified in the set of bytes is executed at the remote processor such that the operation is invoked without causing a software thread to execute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Bruce Carter, Elmootazbellah Nabil Elnozahy, Ahmed Gheith, Eric Van Hansbergen, Karthick Rajamani, William Evan Speight, Lixin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8779846
    Abstract: A method for improving the performance of a digital circuit is provided in the illustrative embodiments. A real frequency of operation of the digital circuit is adjusted using a control loop in the digital circuit, the adjusting the real frequency being responsive to a change in an operating condition of the digital circuit. A measurement of a current drawn by the digital circuit is received from a voltage regulator supplying electrical power to the digital circuit. An over-current target current value is received. A voltage output from the voltage regulator to the digital circuit is adjusted such that the current drawn by the digital circuit does not exceed the over-current target current value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm Scott Allen-Ware, John Bruce Carter, Heather Lynn Hanson, Wei Huang, Charles Robert Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani
  • Patent number: 8738875
    Abstract: A system, and computer program product for increasing a capacity of a memory are provided in the illustrative embodiments. Using an application executing using a processor wherein the memory includes a set of ranks, the memory is configured to form a cold tier and a hot tier, the cold tier including a first subset of ranks from the set of ranks in the memory, and the hot tier including a second subset of ranks from the set of ranks in the memory. A determination is made whether a page to which a memory access request is directed is located in the cold tier in the memory. In response to the page being located in the cold tier of the memory, the processing of the memory access request is throttled by processing the memory access request with a delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Bruce Carter, Wei Huang, Karthick Rajamani, Kshitij Sudan, Joanne R. Rawson
  • Patent number: 8719527
    Abstract: A method for increasing a capacity of a memory is provided in the illustrative embodiments. Using an application executing using a processor wherein the memory includes a set of ranks, the memory is configured to form a cold tier and a hot tier, the cold tier including a first subset of ranks from the set of ranks in the memory, and the hot tier including a second subset of ranks from the set of ranks in the memory. A determination is made whether a page to which a memory access request is directed is located in the cold tier in the memory. In response to the page being located in the cold tier of the memory, the processing of the memory access request is throttled by processing the memory access request with a delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Bruce Carter, Wei Huang, Karthick Rajamani, Kshitij Sudan, Joanne B. Rawson