Patents by Inventor Bruce Alexander

Bruce Alexander 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: 10982415
    Abstract: A system of calculating a payload weight, the system including: a first sensor configured to assist in determining an actuator load associated with a ram, the ram being connected to a lifting member; and a calibration module configured to retrieve a calibration factor based on movement of the ram, the calibration factor being applied to the actuator load to thereby provide an adjusted actuator load; wherein the payload weight is calculated based on the adjusted actuator load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: CQMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, David Clinton Andrews, Nicholas Simon Hillier
  • Publication number: 20210099528
    Abstract: A computer system, method, and device perform targeted acquisition of data. The system includes an examiner device having a processor and a memory, an agent in the form of an executable program for finding and transferring targeted data, and a target endpoint system. The examiner device is configured to deploy the agent to the target endpoint system. The agent is configured to establish a connection with the examiner device. The examiner device is configured to send a request for targeted data to the agent. The agent is configured to locate the targeted data on the target endpoint system. The agent is configured to transfer the targeted data to the examiner device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jad John Saliba, Andrew Gordon Roberts, Nicholas Bruce Alexander Cosentino, Kevin Brightwell
  • Patent number: 10907090
    Abstract: Methods include introducing a multistage treatment fluid into one or more intervals of a wellbore, wherein the treatment fluid contains one or more stages of a polymer-forming composition and one or more stages of a spacer fluid and initiating polymerization of the one or more stages of polymer-forming composition. Methods may include designing a multistage treatment fluid containing one or more stages of a polymer-forming composition and one or more stages of a spacer fluid, wherein or more stages of the polymer-forming composition comprises a thermosetting polymer; and pumping the multistage treatment fluid into a wellbore, wherein the pumping rate is determined by constructing a model based upon (a) the minimum pumping rate determined from the critical reaction temperature and the downhole temperature, (b) the fracture closing time, (c) the temperature within one or more fractures, and (d) the maximum pumping rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Francois Auzerais, Meng Qu, Shitong S. Zhu, Agathe Robisson, Yucun Lou, Syed Afaq Ali, Bruce Alexander Mackay, Sandeep Verma, Sharath Chandra Mahavadi
  • Patent number: 10866136
    Abstract: A system of calculating a payload weight, the system including: a first sensor configured to measure a first load associated with a first member of a lifting machine; a second sensor configured to measure a second load associated with a second member of the lifting machine; and a calculating device configured to calculate the payload weight being carried by the lifting machine based on the first load and the second load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CQMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, Nicholas Simon Hillier
  • Publication number: 20200355400
    Abstract: A concentrated solar thermal receiver is mounted on a tower to receive concentrated solar thermal energy from a concentrating array of solar reflectors. The receiver comprises a single layered array of tubes configured to carry a heat transfer fluid such as sodium and defining in combination an exposed concentrated solar thermal energy receiving surface. The array of tubes have a lower fluid inlet header communicating with an inlet conduit, and an upper fluid outlet communicating with an outlet conduit. The tubes are arranged in a serpentine configuration and define a fluid flow path which is predominantly transverse and upward. The receiver includes a thermally insulating cover movable between an open position and a closed position in which the solar thermal energy receiving surface is covered to block or reduce the incidence of solar flux on the tubes or to reduce heat loss from the array of tubes when they are not operational.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: James Robert FISHER, Allan CURTIS, Kurt Friedrich DREWES, Bruce Alexander LESLIE, Timothy Peter JOST, Nicholas Paul BARTOS
  • Patent number: 10815765
    Abstract: Methods of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore include providing environmental water, admixing a viscosifying amount of a polymer and at least one divalent cation with the environmental water to form an admixture, and pumping the admixture through the wellbore at a rate and pressure sufficient to treat the subterranean formation. The viscosity of the admixture increases after the at least one divalent cation, the viscosifying amount of polymer and the environmental water are admixed. Such viscosity increase may be at least about 5% over at least a 10 minute period after the admixture is prepared. The divalent cation(s) may be selected from the group consisting of barium, calcium, copper(II), iron(II), magnesium, manganese(II), strontium, tin(II), zinc, and mixtures thereof. Further, the divalent cation(s) may be provided in the form of a salt with one or more anions selected from acetate, bicarbonate, nitrate, chloride, bromide, iodide, sulfate ion, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsay Lites, Bruce Alexander MacKay, Andrey Mirakyan, Blake McMahon
  • Publication number: 20200304430
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a system for locating application-specific data that includes a server, a broker, and an agent. An operator may define a command using the server, and this command may be sent to the broker. The broker may then send the command to the agent operating on an end-point system. The agent may then conduct an application-specific data search on the end-point system in respect of the user command. Search results may then be sent to the broker. The broker may then sent the search results to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Bruce Alexander Cosentino, Tayfun Uzun
  • Publication number: 20200253174
    Abstract: The present invention provides livestock animals and methods to create recipient animals for spermatogonial stem cell transplantation through modulation of the NANOS gene. In one embodiment genome editing issued to create animals with insertions or deletions (indels) that inactivate or otherwise modulate NANOS gene activity so that resulting males lack functional germ cells yet retain functional somatic cells, and females are fertile. These males can then be transplanted with donor spermatogonial stem cells and used for breeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jon Michael Oatley, Christopher Bruce Alexander Whitelaw, Simon Geoffrey Lillico, Bhanu Prakash Telugu
  • Patent number: 10715466
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a system for locating application-specific data that includes a server, a broker, and an agent. An operator may define a command using the server, and this command may be sent to the broker. The broker may then send the command to the agent operating on an end-point system. The agent may then conduct an application-specific data search on the end-point system in respect of the user command. Search results may then be sent to the broker. The broker may then sent the search results to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNET FORENSICS INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bruce Alexander Cosentino, Tayfun Uzun
  • Publication number: 20200063402
    Abstract: A wear member monitoring system for a ground engaging tool, the system including: a measuring assembly having: an emitting device configured to emit a measurement signal towards a wear member of the ground engaging tool; a detecting device configured to detect a reflected measurement signal in response to the measurement signal emitted towards the wear member; and a processor configured to: analyse the reflected measurement signal with a two dimensional reference model; and determine a condition of the wear member based on the analysis of the reflected measurement signal with the two dimensional reference model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: CQMS Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander LESLIE, Nicholas Simon HILLIER
  • Patent number: 10563379
    Abstract: A system of identifying a payload destination, the system including: one or more sensors; and an identifying module configured to: receive a plurality of inputs from the one or more sensors, the plurality of inputs being associated with payload delivery from a lifting machine; define a plurality of input destination identifiers based on the plurality of inputs; compare the plurality of input destination identifiers with stored identifiers in order to establish one or more destination match estimates; and identify the payload destination based on the one or more destination match estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CQMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, Michael Stoodley
  • Publication number: 20200045945
    Abstract: The present invention relates to genetically edited swine which produce CD163 protein in which the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich 5 (SRCR5) domain (also known as CD163 domain 5) has been deleted. Such swine have been found to be healthy and do not exhibit negative properties, and are resistant to PRRSV infection. CD163 expressed in the edited swine also demonstrates retention of the ability to function as a haemoglobin-haptoglobin scavenger. Methods of producing such swine are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Simon Geoffrey Lillico, Alan Archibald, Christopher Bruce Alexander Whitelaw, Christine Tait-Burkard, Tahar Ait-Ali
  • Patent number: 10513836
    Abstract: A heavy duty excavator bucket is constructed with an exoskeletal structure comprising coupled cast components including a lip member, opposed wing members, junction members locatable between floor and side walls and side and rear walls and a cap rail structure extending between opposed wing members about the upper periphery of the bucket to form an integral structure. Steel plate floor, side wall and rear wall members extend between adjacent exoskeletal regions. The bucket may include a cast arch member extending between opposed wing members and a cast reinforcing member extending between opposed junction members adjacent said rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CQMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, Bevan Hall, Simon Peter Orton, Derek Mulder, David Andrews
  • Publication number: 20190384780
    Abstract: A system and a method for locating populations of content-specific data portions. The method includes determining a current population of data portions to be searched based on at least one prioritization criterion; accessing the current population of data portions; examining at least one data portion of the current population of data portions and extracting content-specific data; comparing the content-specific data to at least one suspect criterion; determining whether the current population meets at least one population criterion by analyzing the content-specific data; determining at least one next population of data portions to be searched based on proximity to the current population; and determining the at least one next population of data portions to be searched based on the at least one prioritization criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Bruce Alexander Cosentino, Tayfun Uzun
  • Patent number: 10489868
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method of an intelligent beverage kiosk system for customized beverage preparation including preparing customized beverage selections for meeting a consumer's taste, recording a member's customized beverage selection for reducing member beverage delivery wait time, creating a member smart beverage cup with layered component compartment modules for downloading and ordering a member customized beverage selection, ordering member customized beverage selections using a wireless intelligent beverage kiosk application for reducing ordering time for a customized beverage selection and adjusting intelligent beverage kiosk window height for facilitating beverage delivery for drive-thru vehicle pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Bruce Alexander Long, II
  • Patent number: 10437862
    Abstract: A system and a method for locating populations of content-specific data portions. The method includes determining a current population of data portions to be searched based on at least one prioritization criterion; accessing the current population of data portions; examining at least one data portion of the current population of data portions and extracting content-specific data; comparing the content-specific data to at least one suspect criterion; determining whether the current population meets at least one population criterion by analyzing the content-specific data; determining at least one next population of data portions to be searched based on proximity to the current population; and determining the at least one next population of data portions to be searched based on the at least one prioritization criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magnet Forensics Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Bruce Alexander Cosentino, Tayfun Uzun
  • Patent number: 10422103
    Abstract: A heavy duty excavator bucket is constructed with an exoskeletal structure comprising coupled cast components including a lip member, opposed wing members, junction members locatable between floor and side walls and side and rear walls and a cap rail structure extending between opposed wing members about the upper periphery of the bucket to form an integral structure. Steel plate floor, side wall and rear wall members extend between adjacent exoskeletal regions. The bucket may include a cast arch member extending between opposed wing members and a cast reinforcing member extending between opposed junction members adjacent said rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CQMS Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, Bevan Hall, Simon Peter Orton, Derek Mulder, David Andrews
  • Publication number: 20190216063
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a genetically edited animal, especially to a genetically edited pig in which expression or activity of the RELA protein has been modified. Such pigs have at least partial protection against the African Swine Fever Virus. The invention also provides, a cell nucleus, germ cell, stem cell, gamete, blastocyst, embryo, foetus and/or donor cell of a non-human animal comprising a genetic modification which alters the expression or function of RELA protein, methods for editing the genome of animals and methods for screening the efficacy of a pharmaceutical agent in such an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Bruce Alexander Whitelaw, Christopher James Palgrave, Simon Geoffrey Lillico
  • Patent number: 10294636
    Abstract: A system of estimating fatigue in a lifting member, the system including: a first sensor configured to measure a first load related to a ram, the ram being connected to the lifting member; and a calculating device configured to: determine an actuator load based on the first load; determine a first force based on the actuator load; estimate a unit of fatigue life based on the first force; and estimate a fraction of total fatigue life consumed for a portion of the lifting member based on the unit of fatigue life and a fatigue life adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CQMS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Alexander Leslie, David Clinton Andrews
  • Patent number: 10244739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a genetically edited animal, especially to a genetically edited pig in which expression or activity of the RELA protein has been modified. Such pigs have at least partial protection against the African Swine Fever Virus. The invention also provides, a cell nucleus, germ cell, stem cell, gamete, blastocyst, embryo, foetus and/or donor cell of a non-human animal comprising a genetic modification which alters the expression or function of RELA protein, methods for editing the genome of animals and methods for screening the efficacy of a pharmaceutical agent in such an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The University Court of the University of Edinburgh
    Inventors: Christopher Bruce Alexander Whitelaw, Christopher James Palgrave, Simon Geoffrey Lillico