Patents by Inventor Christopher Brooks

Christopher Brooks 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).

  • Publication number: 20210052585
    Abstract: The present invention includes substituted 3,3?bis(phenoxymethyl)-1,1?-biphenyl compounds, analogues thereof, and compositions comprising the same, that can be used to treat or prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or hepatitis D virus (HDV) infections in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yingzhi Bi, Bruce D. Dorsey, Yi Fan, Christopher Brooks Moore, Duyan Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210045765
    Abstract: A jaw closure transmission system is presented comprising an input sub-system, output sub-system and a transmission sub-system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Zachary ZIMMERMAN, Shorya AWTAR, Bruce JOHNSON, Christopher K. HOLMES, Peter R. COSTA, Ryan Brook RANK, Deepak SHARMA, Matthew P. WEBER
  • Publication number: 20200373622
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon C. JONES, Victoria K. DAVIS, Christopher M. BATES, Nebojsa MOMCILOVIC, Brett M. SAVOIE, Michael A. WEBB, Thomas F. MILLER, III, Robert H. GRUBBS, Christopher BROOKS, Kaoru OMICHI
  • Publication number: 20200360159
    Abstract: A prosthesis comprises a housing (100); a piston (221) and piston rod (222) housed within a cylinder of the housing (100); and a pump (244) mounted on and partially within the housing (100). The housing (100) is a unitary piece and comprises a plurality of passages (151, 152, 153, 154) connecting the cylinder to the part of the housing (100) where the pump (244) is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jawaad Bhatti, Mir Saeed Zahedi, David Moser, lan Brooks, Christopher Duke
  • Publication number: 20200340230
    Abstract: A drain assembly comprises a shroud, a shank, and a frame. The drain assembly may further comprise a shim with an angled top surface. The frame may have an angled bottom surface. A rotational orientation of the angled top surface of the shim relative to the shank and a rotational orientation of the angled bottom surface of the frame relative to the shank may be independently adjustable, thereby allowing for the top surface of the frame to be both angularly and rotationally adjusted relative to a central axis of the drain assembly independent of the positional height of the shank. The drain assembly may further comprise a cover having bendable tabs. The bendable tabs may be disposed around a periphery of the cover and may be configured to contact an angled inner surface of an upper bowl of the shroud, such that the bendable tabs bend around the frame, thereby locking the cover onto the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher J. Say, Adam F. Wagner, Seth A. Brooks, Jason E. Morris
  • Publication number: 20200335788
    Abstract: An anode for a fluoride ion electrochemical cell is provided and includes a layered material of hard carbon, nitrogen doped graphite, boron doped graphite, TiS2, MoS2, TiSe2, MoSe2, VS2, VSe2, electrides of alkali earth metal nitrides, electrides of metal carbides, or combinations thereof. The anode may be included in a fluoride ion electrochemical cell, which additionally includes a cathode and a fluoride ion electrolyte arranged between the cathode and the anode. At least one of the cathode and the anode reversibly exchange the fluoride ions with the electrolyte during charging or discharging of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kaoru Omichi, Qingmin Xu, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 10791851
    Abstract: An accessory shelf rail system includes a generally planar top portion, a generally planar front portion, a lower portion of the front portion angled inwardly, a rear portion of the top portion including a top channel and a lip forming a lip channel, the top channel and the lip channel are contained in an entire length of the top portion, and a step-shaped securing bracket slidably positioned in the lip channel, the step-shaped securing bracket configured to removably attach the top portion to a horizontal retail shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PLASTICS PLUS, INC
    Inventors: Daniel Zussman, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 10788065
    Abstract: A panel assembly that is configured to be secured to a frame that includes a panel having a top and a bottom, a first bracket assembly and a second bracket assembly. The first bracket assembly includes a first pivot member and a first bracket. One of the first bracket and first pivot member is secured to the panel and the other is configured to be secured to the frame. The first bracket includes a slot defined therein that includes a throat and a pivot opening. The throat is defined between first and second throat surfaces and the throat is narrower than the pivot opening. The second bracket assembly includes a second pivot member and a second bracket. One of the second bracket and second pivot member is secured to the panel and the other is configured to be secured to the frame. The second bracket includes a pivot opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: C&D ZODIAC, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Smithson, Jordan Thomas Payne, Tyson Dean Merrell, Stephen Michael Hills, Christopher Brooks, Matthew Bangerter, Michael D. Ridges
  • Patent number: 10788963
    Abstract: Techniques for recording and replay of a live conference while still attending the live conference are described. A conferencing system includes a user interface generator, a live conference processing module, and a replay processing module. The user interface generator is configured to generate a user interface that includes a replay control panel and one or more output panels. The live conference processing module is configured to extract information included in received conferencing data that is associated with one or more conferencing modalities, and to display the information in the one or more output panels in a live manner (e.g., as a live conference). The replay processing module is configured to enable information associated with the one or more conferencing modalities corresponding to a time of the conference session prior to live to be presented at a desired rate, possibly different from the real-time rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kori Inkpen Quinn, Rajesh Hedge, Zhengyou Zhang, John Tang, Sasa Junuzovic, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 10727487
    Abstract: An anode for a fluoride ion electrochemical cell is provided and includes a layered material of hard carbon, nitrogen doped graphite, boron doped graphite, TiS2, MoS2, TiSe2, MoSe2, VS2, VSe2, electrides of alkali earth metal nitrides, electrides of metal carbides, or combinations thereof. The anode may be included in a fluoride ion electrochemical cell, which additionally includes a cathode and a fluoride ion electrolyte arranged between the cathode and the anode. At least one of the cathode and the anode reversibly exchange the fluoride ions with the electrolyte during charging or discharging of the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Omichi, Qingmin Xu, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 10720666
    Abstract: Electrolyte solutions including at least one anhydrous fluoride salt and at least one non-aqueous solvent are presented. The fluoride salt includes an organic cation having a charge center (e.g., N, P, S, or O) that does not possess a carbon in the ?-position or does not possess a carbon in the ?-position having a bound hydrogen. This salt structure facilitates its ability to be made anhydrous without decomposition. Example anhydrous fluoride salts include (2,2-dimethylpropyl)trimethylammonium fluoride and bis(2,2-dimethylpropyl)dimethylammonium fluoride. Combining these fluoride salts with at least one fluorine-containing non-aqueous solvent (e.g., bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)ether; (BTFE)) promotes solubility of the salt within the non-aqueous solvents. The solvent may be a mixture of at least one non-aqueous, fluorine-containing solvent and at least one other non-aqueous, fluorine or non-fluorine containing solvent (e.g., BTFE and propionitrile or dimethoxyethane).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: California Institute of Technology, Honda Motor Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon C. Jones, Victoria K. Davis, Christopher M. Bates, Nebojsa Momcilovic, Brett M. Savoie, Michael A. Webb, Thomas F. Miller, III, Robert H. Grubbs, Christopher Brooks, Kaoru Omichi
  • Patent number: 10711447
    Abstract: A drain assembly comprises a shroud, a shank, and a frame. The drain assembly may further comprise a shim with an angled top surface. The frame may have an angled bottom surface. A rotational orientation of the angled top surface of the shim relative to the shank and a rotational orientation of the angled bottom surface of the frame relative to the shank may be independently adjustable, thereby allowing for the top surface of the frame to be both angularly and rotationally adjusted relative to a central axis of the drain assembly independent of the positional height of the shank. The drain assembly may further comprise a cover having bendable tabs. The bendable tabs may be disposed around a periphery of the cover and may be configured to contact an angled inner surface of an upper bowl of the shroud, such that the bendable tabs bend around the frame, thereby locking the cover onto the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZURN INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Say, Adam F. Wagner, Seth A. Brooks, Jason E. Morris
  • Publication number: 20200214475
    Abstract: An accessory shelf rail system includes a generally planar top portion, a generally planar front portion, a lower portion of the front portion angled inwardly, a rear portion of the top portion including a top channel and a lip forming a lip channel, the top channel and the lip channel are contained in an entire length of the top portion, and a step-shaped securing bracket slidably positioned in the lip channel, the step-shaped securing bracket configured to removably attach
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Zussman, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 10699703
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include an artificial intelligence method of routing customer service interactions which begins with an analysis of a body of historical interactions with customers. By monitoring an interaction between a user and an agent, the user's issue may be determined and a potential resolution resource may be identified. By monitoring an exchange between the user and the resource, the analysis may be updated. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Don Green, Mazin E. Gilbert, David Kapilow, Kelley Mantione, Sanjay Krishna, Wen-Ling Hsu, Cheryl Brooks, Christopher Rath, Tan Xu
  • Publication number: 20200185722
    Abstract: An electrochemically active structure having a core and a shell at least partially surrounding the core. Also a method of making the electrochemically active structure as described herein as well as electrochemical cells comprising the electrochemically active structure as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Qingmin XU, Christopher BROOKS, Ryan MCKENNEY, Thomas MILLER, III, Simon C. JONES, Steve MUNOZ, Victoria DAVIS
  • Patent number: 10675681
    Abstract: Multifunctional core@shell nanoparticles (CSNs) useful in electrochemical cells, particularly for use as an electrocatalyst material. The multifunctional CSNs comprise a catalytic core component encompassed by one or more outer shells. Also included are electrochemical cell electrodes and electrochemical cells that electrochemically convert carbon dioxide to, for example, useful fuels (e.g., synthetic fuels) or other products, and which comprise multifunctional CSNs, and methods for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Hawn Chou, Ryan McKenney, Christopher Brooks
  • Patent number: 10673803
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing people's interests, based on signals available within social media. In general, the systems and methods can include determining interests for a group of people that differentiate the group from another group. First, topics of interest for each individual can be calculated based on topics associated with their activity on social media websites and topics associated with people in their social media network. The interest topics of people in a first group can be compared to the interest topics of people in a second group to determine which interest topics have a high affinity for one group but not the other. The invention can further provide for visualization of the topic distribution between the two groups, which can include illustrations of the number of people in each group who are interested in a plurality of topics and/or the prevalence of each of the plurality of topics in the first group relative to the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Brandwatch
    Inventors: Aykut Firat, Mitchell Brooks, Christopher Bingham, Francesco Liuzzi
  • Publication number: 20200165213
    Abstract: The present invention includes substituted 2,3-dihydro-1H-indene analogs, and compositions comprising the same, that can be used to treat or prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yingzhi Bi, Bruce D. Dorsey, Christopher Brooks Moore
  • Publication number: 20200138013
    Abstract: Provided are transplant preservation solutions comprising a polyglycerol wherein the polyglycerol is of a molecular weight between about 0.15 kDa and about 3.99 kDa, methods and uses thereof as well as kits providing said transplant preservation solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jayachandran KIZHAKKEDATHU, Caigan DU, Donald BROOKS, Christopher NGUAN
  • Publication number: 20200113354
    Abstract: An accessory shelf rail system includes a generally planar top portion, a generally planar front portion, a lower portion of the front portion angled inwardly, a rear portion of the top portion including a top channel and a lip forming a lip channel, the top channel and the lip channel are contained in an entire length of the top portion, and a step-shaped securing bracket slidably positioned in the lip channel, the step-shaped securing bracket configured to
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Zussman, Christopher Brooks