Patents by Inventor Charles Burns

Charles Burns 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: 9402294
    Abstract: A luminaire may include a wall mount and a driver circuit housing connected to the wall mount. The luminaire may also include a camera housing connected to the driver circuit housing, a light source housing connected to the camera housing, and a light source array that includes a plurality of light sources carried by the light source housing. The luminaire may include a prism, a heat sink in thermal communication with the light source array, and a camera carried by the camera housing. The luminaire may also include a sensor and a driver circuit carried by the driver circuit housing. The camera and/or the sensor may be configured to detect the presence and vicinity of an object in the target area. The light sources may be configured to emit light to illuminate the vicinity of the object sensed in the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Patent number: 9361011
    Abstract: A method, in an application executing at a client device, includes: receiving a plurality of video feeds, each video feed of the plurality of video feeds corresponding to a respective remote camera of a plurality of remote cameras, where the video feeds are received concurrently by the device from a server system communicatively coupled to the remote cameras; displaying a first user interface, the first user interface including a plurality of user interface objects, each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects being associated with a respective remote camera of the remote cameras; and displaying in each user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects the video feed corresponding to the respective remote camera with which the user interface object is associated, where at least one of the video feeds is displayed with cropping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, Ronald Loren Kirkby, Samuel Lee Iglesias, Alexander Bennington Cash, Yifeng Huang
  • Patent number: 9264526
    Abstract: The sound amplifying cell case addresses is a case for cellular phones or tablets that provides handholds for holding the cellular phone or tablet and protects the side controls to prevent accidental contact. The sound amplifying cell case comprises a plurality of corner brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Burns
  • Patent number: 9166458
    Abstract: The pump/generator apparatus and method provides a series of pump/generator devices, having magnets in place of conventional bearings, to generate electrical energy, creating a pump/generator for flowing liquids or gases. Stator coils on the outside of the housing gather electric current. The apparatus requires initial input power from an external power source to start the pumping and provides an initial external reservoir of liquid or gas flowing into the apparatus. A hollow turbine housing receiving flowing gas or liquid, encloses a freely spinning hollow drive cylinder. A helicoidal impeller gives the drive cylinder thrust to spin. Ring magnets vertically support the helicoidal impeller allowing the drive cylinder to float freely in the pipeline. Stator coils wind around and ring the exterior side of the housing to generate electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Gordon Charles Burns, III, David Alan Parfitt, Jason Charles Foley
  • Patent number: 9133566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single crystal CVD diamond material, wherein the extended defect density as characterized by X-ray topography is less than 400/cm2 over an area of greater than 0.014 cm2. The invention further relates to a method for producing a CVD single crystal diamond material according to any preceding claim comprising the step of selecting a substrate on which to grow the CVD single crystal diamond, wherein the substrate has at least one of a density of extended defects as characterized by X-ray topography of less than 400/cm2 over an area greater than 0.014 cm2; an optical isotropy of less than 1×10-5 over a volume greater than 0.1 mm3; and a FWHM X-ray rocking curve width for the (004) reflection of less than 20 arc seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ELEMENT SIX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel James Twitchen, Grant Charles Summerton, Ian Friel, John Olaf Hansen, Keith Barry Guy, Michael Peter Gaukroger, Philip Maurice Martineau, Robert Charles Burns, Simon Craig Lawson, Timothy Patrick Gerard Addison
  • Patent number: 9061263
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of improving the crystalline perfection of IIa diamond crystals by heating the grown diamond crystals at an elevated temperature and an elevated pressure. The invention extends to grown diamond material having a low extended defect density with low nitrogen concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ELEMENT SIX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Grant Charles Summerton, John Olaf Hansen, Robert Charles Burns, Timothy Patrick Gerard Addison, Simon Craig Lawson, Keith Barry Guy, Michael Peter Gaukroger
  • Publication number: 20150079110
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for treating or preventing hearing loss in a subject. The method comprises administering to the subject in need thereof, at least Myc or an agent that increases the expression of Myc in an inner ear organ, or associated neural structures, of the subject so as to treat or prevent the hearing loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Burns, John D. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140055619
    Abstract: A luminaire may include a wall mount, a driver circuit housing connected to the wall mount, a sensor housing connected to the driver circuit housing, a light source housing connected to the sensor housing, and a light source array carried by the light source housing. A controller may be positioned in electrical communication with an emergency alert system, a sensor carried by the sensor housing and the light source. The light source may be capable of emitting illuminating light, and the controller may be configured to receive an emergency alert from the emergency alert system. The controller may be configured to operate the light source to emit light within a wavelength range associated with a color responsive to the emergency alert and the color of the light emitted may be associated with a particular emergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Publication number: 20130300290
    Abstract: A luminaire may include a wall mount and a driver circuit housing connected to the wall mount. The luminaire may also include a camera housing connected to the driver circuit housing, a light source housing connected to the camera housing, and a light source array that includes a plurality of light sources carried by the light source housing. The luminaire may include a prism, a heat sink in thermal communication with the light source array, and a camera carried by the camera housing. The luminaire may also include a sensor and a driver circuit carried by the driver circuit housing. The camera and/or the sensor may be configured to detect the presence and vicinity of an object in the target area. The light sources may be configured to emit light to illuminate the vicinity of the object sensed in the target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Publication number: 20130110937
    Abstract: A generic means for synchronizing information about a user's view of a document or other content within an application across native client and web applications is provided. Attendees of an online broadcast are enabled to see what the presenter is seeing within their own application. In addition, meeting-specific information such as the meeting time and notes may be synchronized enabling nearly real time synchronization. Moreover, by enabling attendees to view the presented document within their own applications, the attendees are afforded the capabilities provided by that application, such as navigating through the document manually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Burns, Jade Bissat, Apeksha Godiyal, Subalakshmi Venugopal, Abraham Mathew, Hani Saliba
  • Publication number: 20120287245
    Abstract: A device to detect occupancy of an environment includes a sensor to capture video frames from a location in the environment. The device may compare rules with data using a rules engine. The microcontroller may include a processor and memory to produce results indicative of a condition of the environment. The device may also include an interface through which the data is accessible. The device may generate results respective to the location in the environment. The microcontroller may be in communication with a network. The video frames may be concatenated to create an overview to display the video frames substantially seamlessly respective to the location in which the sensor is positioned. The overview may be viewable using the interface and the results of the analysis performed by the rules engine may be accessible using the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Publication number: 20120287271
    Abstract: A lighting device capable of detecting a condition in an environment includes a sensor to capture a video frame from a location in the environment. The lighting device may include a microcontroller, a processor and memory. The sensor may be electrically connected to the microcontroller, and the video frame may be transmitted to the microcontroller as data. The lighting device may also include a light source electrically connected to and controlled by the microcontroller and a rules engine stored in the memory. The processor may compare the data to rules contained in the rules engine to produce an output. The lighting device may further include an interface through which the output is accessible. After an analysis is conducted, an output may be generated responsive to detection of an anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Julia Sharon Irvin, Eric Thosteson, Benjamin Charles Burns, John Beck
  • Publication number: 20110096239
    Abstract: A circuit for supplying video data supplied in frames divided into timeslots to an array of pixels comprises a plurality of one-bit temporary storage elements (M), at least some of which are arranged to store data for different pixels of the array during different timeslots within a frame. The circuit can be used in an electroluminescent display in which each pixel (P) comprises an organic light-emitting diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: MICROEMISSIVE DISPLAYS LIMITED
    Inventors: Dwayne Charles Burns, Robert Johnstone Woodburn, Mark Ian Newsam, Jonathan Ephraim David Hurwitz
  • Publication number: 20100028246
    Abstract: In a method of synthesising diamond, a reaction mixture of a carbon source and a solvent/catalyst is pretreated at a high temperature and a high vacuum to remove substantially all of the atmospheric gases and other light volatile atoms. Then, at a reduced temperature, the removed gas is replaced with a desirable process gas. The pre-treated reaction mixture is then subjected to elevated temperature and pressure conditions in the diamond stable region of the carbon phase diagram in the presence of the process gas to produce the diamond. The process gas is selected to enhance the diamond growth rate, reduce solvent/catalyst inclusions, shift the morphology of the synthesised diamond (grown crystals) towards major crystal faces and blocker shape, reduce cracking and strain in the grown crystals, preferably at a desirably high growth rate, and permit the controlled and uniform doping of the diamond crystal with a hetero-atom such as P (phosphorus) or S (sulphur).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Corina Vera Helga Stromann, Francis Tshisikhawe, John Olaf Hansen, Robert Charles Burns
  • Publication number: 20090258229
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of improving the crystalline perfection of IIa diamond crystals by heating the grown diamond crystals at an elevated temperature and an elevated pressure. The invention extends to grown diamond material having a low extended defect density with low nitrogen concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Grant Charles Summerton, John Olaf Hansen, Robert Charles Burns, Timothy Patrick Gerard Addison, Simon Craig Lawson, Keith Barry Guy, Michael Peter Gaukroger
  • Publication number: 20090127506
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single crystal CVD diamond material, wherein the extended defect density as characterised by X-ray topography is less than 400/cm2 over an area of greater than 0.014 cm2. The invention further relates to a method for producing a CVD single crystal diamond material according to any preceding claim comprising the step of selecting a substrate on which to grow the CVD single crystal diamond, wherein the substrate has at least one of a density of extended defects as characterised by X-ray topography of less than 400/cm2 over an area greater than 0.014 cm2; an optical isotropy of less than 1×10-5 over a volume greater than 0.1 mm3; and a FWHM X-ray rocking curve width for the (004) reflection of less than 20 arc seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel James Twitchen, Grant Charles Summerton, Ian Friel, John Olaf Hansen, Keith Barry Guy, Michael Peter Gaukroger, Philip Maurice Martineau, Robert Charles Burns, Simon Craig Lawson, Timothy Patrick Gerard Addison
  • Publication number: 20070143350
    Abstract: A multidimensional database report is automatically generated from data provided by an application without the need to access a server or server application. A client-side process takes the data from a desktop or client-side application and generates cube files that are stored locally with respect to the desktop application. A cube-consuming application retrieves the multidimensional data from the cube files and constructs a client-side generated report. The report is generated in real-time and respects the settings for the data used in the desktop application. The data in the generated cube files stays connected with the desktop application, so that when data is updated in the application, the data in the cube is also updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Burns, Alexander Sourov, Keshav Puttaswamy, Marcel Parent
  • Publication number: 20060136510
    Abstract: A change list tracking mechanism supports features that require a record of values that have been modified in a document of a project management software application. Examples of the features supported include multiple undo, report generation, and audit logging. The change list tracking mechanism includes object containers and change lists. Each object container includes objects that are associated with properties of the document. A user who wants to be notified of specific modifications creates the change list to track modifications made to a specific object property in a particular object container. A property value identified in the change list may be modified by any user that accesses the document. The corresponding object container provides information about the modification to the change list. The user is identified and notified of the modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yohay Voronov, Raju Iyer, Tim Harahan, Charles Burns
  • Publication number: 20060012341
    Abstract: A battery management system is disclosed for control of individual cells in a battery string. The battery management system includes a charger, a voltmeter, a selection circuit and a microprocessor. Under control of the microprocessor, the selection circuit connects each cell of the battery string to the charger and voltmeter. Information relating to battery performance is recorded and analyzed. The analysis depends upon the conditions under which the battery is operating. By monitoring the battery performance under different conditions, problems with individual cells can be determined and corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventor: Charles Burns
  • Patent number: 6729800
    Abstract: A method for enhancing or generating a water flow current by the generation of a velocity head differential, to guide fish, including: a venturi eductor to induce higher water pressures; a pump, piping or other motive water source; an adjustable frame to mount the venturi eductor; and a method of using this equipment. Fish may be guided into or away from a waterway area by generating or enhancing a current to guide them. The apparatus may be used as a method to guide fish through low velocity areas of a river, lake, reservoir or other waterway. The apparatus may also be used as a method to create water flow velocities that fish are reluctant to pass through for a barrier or curtain to further guide the fish. The apparatus and method may also be used to transfer temperature-variant water in a waterway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Inventor: Gordon Charles Burns, II