Patents by Inventor Christopher White

Christopher White 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: 20190366975
    Abstract: A violation enforcement system configured to impair the view of a driver through a windshield of a vehicle is provided. The violation enforcement system includes a plurality of covering assemblies. Each of the covering assemblies has one or more suction assemblies configured for placement against a windshield of a vehicle. A pump assembly is configured for pneumatic communication with the one or more suction assemblies. The pump assembly is configured to develop a partial vacuum between the suction assemblies and the windshield. A release assembly is configured for pneumatic communication with the one or more suction assemblies. The release assembly is further configured to actuate release of the suction assemblies from the windshield. A GSM module is configured to receive information from GPS satellites and then calculate the geographical position of the violation enforcement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Colin Heffron, Kevin Dougherty, Robert White, Colin Heffron, JR., Christopher C. D'Antuono, Frank J. Pinero, Amilcar Sergio Penetra
  • Patent number: 10485378
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. At least one lid is movable relative to the housing. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of the housing and the at least one lid and at least one detector is operable to detect a configuration of the at least one lid. The cooking system is operable in a plurality of cooking modes and operation of a particular cooking mode is dependent on a detected configuration of the at least one lid by the at least one detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20190352709
    Abstract: Methods of characterizing an analyte using a nanopore. One aspect features methods for characterizing a double-stranded polynucleotide using a nanopore, e.g., without using a hairpin connecting a template and a complement of the double-stranded polynucleotide. Another aspect features methods for characterizing an analyte using a tag-modified nanopore with increased sensitivity and/or higher throughput. Compositions and systems including, e.g., adaptors for attachment to double-stranded polynucleotides and tag-modified nanopores, which can be used in the methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited
    Inventors: James Clarke, James White, Richard Muscat, Jessica Mary May Knott, Ramiz Iqbal Nathani, Andrew John Heron, Mark John Bruce, Lakmal Nishantha Jayasinghe, Domenico Caprotti, David Jackson Stoddart, Rebecca Victoria Bowen, Christopher James Wright, Paul Richard Moody
  • Publication number: 20190343490
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system computes real time physiological parameters from measurements of anatomical features in ultrasound image data using a neural network to identify the location of the anatomical features. In one embodiment, cardiac parameters are computed from endocardial wall tracings in M-mode ultrasound image data that are identified by the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher A. White
  • Publication number: 20190321575
    Abstract: Airway adapters and suction catheter systems, and methods of using the same, are described herein. An exemplary airway adapter assembly may comprise a connector body portion having a first end and a second end. The connector body portion may define an elongate cavity having an axial center between the first and the second end. The exemplary airway adapter assembly may also comprise a valve coupled to the second end of the connector body. The exemplary airway adapter assembly may also comprise a ventilation base member comprising a tubular portion coupled to the second end of the connector body portion and ventilator port. The ventilator port may comprises a conduit having a first conduit end and a second conduit end, and the first conduit end may be coupled to the tubular portion through an articulable connection. An exemplary closed suction catheter system may comprise a suction control valve assembly and a closed suction catheter sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Dennis WHITE, Haojun FU, Sibgat ULLA, Ming LU, Christopher VARGA, Simon JUNG, Charles Edward BEUCHAT
  • Patent number: 10443097
    Abstract: The invention relates to improving the movement of a target polynucleotide with respect to a transmembrane pore when the movement is controlled by a polynucleotide binding protein. The invention also relates to improved transmembrane pores and polynucleotide binding proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Lakmal Jayasinghe, Elizabeth Jayne Wallace, Jonathan Bankes Pugh, Richard George Hambley, Neil Roger Wood, Clive Gavin Brown, James White, Andrew John Heron, Mark John Bruce, Christopher Peter Youd, Rebecca Victoria Bowen
  • Patent number: 10441877
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for communicating with a first peripheral device, of a plurality of peripheral devices, using a touch-sensitive system that has a processor and a touch surface. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method includes detecting, using the processor, a plurality of touches on the touch surface of the touch-sensitive system that are made by the first peripheral device. The method further includes identifying, using the processor, the first peripheral device based on the plurality of touches on the touch surface of the touch-sensitive system that are made by the first peripheral device. The method additionally includes communicating data, using the processor, to a receptive circuit of the first peripheral device in response to the identifying of the first peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Heatherly, Armen Mkrtchyan, Jonathan Backer, Brian White
  • Patent number: 10444716
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for passing actionable information between different buildings to facilitate building management without human intervention include, in one aspect, a method including: determining, in a building information modelling (BIM) system of a first building, a set of rules defining actions to be taken by a building automation system of the first building in response to a defined set of remote information received from a BIM system of a second building, the set of remote information corresponding to one or more sensors in or associated with the second building; receiving data from the BIM system of the second building in accordance with the set of remote information; and using the building automation system of the first building to automatically change configuration, use, or operation of the first building in response to the received data in accordance with the set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Florencio Mazzoldi, Olivier Dionne, Thomas White, Heather Kerrick, Christopher C. Romes
  • Patent number: 10433539
    Abstract: A solution comprises a preservation mixture comprising a calcium ion source; and a buffer for maintaining a pH of the solution. The molar concentration of calcium ion (Ca2+) in the solution is from 0.18 to 0.26 mmol/L, and the pH is lower than 7.4 and higher than 6.6. A composition for preparing the solution may comprise adenosine, lidocaine, and a calcium source, wherein the molar ratio of adenosine:calcium is from 0.3:0.26 to 0.45:0.18, and the molar ratio of lidocaine:calcium is from 0.04:0.26 to 0.09:0.18. A donor heart may be reperfused with the solution. The solution may be used for reperfusion of a donor heart, such as at a temperature from about 25 to about 37° C. The donor may be a donor after circulatory death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TEVOSOL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher White, Darren Freed, Larry Hryshko
  • Publication number: 20190298446
    Abstract: Electrosurgical forceps for delivering microwave energy into biological tissue from a non-resonant unbalanced lossy transmission line structure located within or formed by the jaws of the forceps. The transmission line structure may be formed across the gap between the jaw element by opposed conductive elements, which are respectively electrically connected to inner and outer conductors of a coaxial cable. Alternatively, each jaw element may comprise its own lossy transmission line, whereby a power splitter is used to divide microwave energy from the coaxial cable. The forceps may be used endoscopically in the gastrointestinal tract or laparoscopically or in open surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Malcolm White
  • Patent number: 10413122
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the cooking system is functional in a plurality of cooking modes. The cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A lid is movable relative to the housing and at least one heating element is associated with said lid. In a first cooking mode of the plurality of cooking modes, the at least one heating element is open to airflow between the at least one heating element and the hollow chamber, and in a second cooking mode, the at least one heating element is closed to airflow between the at least one heating element and the hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10413121
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the cooking system being functional in a plurality of cooking modes. The cooking system includes a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A first lid is adapted to cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of the housing and the lid. The cooking system is operable in an air frying mode and a conductive cooking mode. The upper portion of the housing includes a feature of a locking system for locking a second lid to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20190279288
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for tracking tools are disclosed. In one embodiment, among others, an apparatus has a tool cabinet with at least one bin. A computing device is associated with the tool cabinet. A sensor network layer is positioned in the at least one bin. The sensor network is coupled with the computing device. The sensor network layer is configured to detect a presence and an absence of a tool item at a predetermined location. The sensor network is configured to transmit a signal to the computing device indicative of the presence or the absence of the tool item at the predetermined location. A covering positioned over the sensor network layer. The covering is configured to facilitate a placement of the tool item at the predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher White, James Michael Ratteree, Wan-Chun Liao
  • Patent number: 10405697
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber. A food container is receivable within said hollow chamber. A lid is attachable about the upper portion of the housing and is configured to extend across said opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said housing and said lid. The cooking system is operable in a conductive cooking mode and a convective cooking mode. In the conductive cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a conductive cooker and in said convective cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a convection cooker. The cooking system is operable in the conductive cooking mode and then the convective cooking mode without removing the food container from said hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10405698
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A lid is movably attached to the housing. The lid is moveable about a hinged axis between an open position and a closed position. A foot for supporting the housing is substantially vertically aligned with the hinge axis to stabilize the housing when the housing is oriented at a 15 degree angle and the lid is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20190269450
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device that is capable of both generating a plasma to perform surface coagulation and emitting a non-ionising microwave field (in the absence of plasma) to perform coagulation at a deeper level. The device comprises a probe tip that is connected to receive radiofrequency (RF) and/or microwave frequency energy from a generator, and also defines a flow path for a gas. The probe tip is adjustable between a first configuration, in which it defines a bipolar (e.g. coaxial) structure to produce a high electric field from the received RF and/or microwave frequency energy across the flow path for the gas to strike and sustain plasma and a second configuration, in which it defines an antenna structure to emit non-ionising microwave energy into tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Maicolm White, Philip William HALES, Brian SAUNDERS, Sandra May Bernadette HOLMES
  • Patent number: 10390656
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container having a hollow container interior is positionable within the hollow chamber. An end of the food container extends above the upper portion of the housing when the container is installed within the hollow chamber. A lid is moveably attached to the housing and is moveable between a first position that covers the upper portion of the housing and the opening to the hollow chamber when the food container is installed within the hollow chamber and a second position where the lid does not cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said lid and said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20190254743
    Abstract: Electrosurgical forceps in which one or more pairs of non-resonant unbalanced lossy transmission line structures are arranged on the inner surfaces of the jaws of the forceps provide both (i) active and return electrodes for a radiofrequency (RF) signal, and (ii) lossy structures for delivering a microwave signal into biological tissue in conjunction with a mechanical gripping arrangement for applying pressure to material held within the jaws. The location of the pairs of transmission lines on the jaws of the forceps and the selection of the material of the jaws is arranged to ensure that any biological tissue gripped by the jaws become the propagation medium for the RF signal and the medium into which the microwave signal is lost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Paul HANCOCK, Malcolm WHITE, Sandra May Bernadette HOLMES, Brian SAUNDERS
  • Patent number: 10385389
    Abstract: The invention relates to new methods of attaching one or more polynucleotide binding proteins to a target polynucleotide. The invention also relates to new methods of characterizing target polynucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew John Heron, Clive Gavin Brown, Rebecca Victoria Bowen, James White, Daniel John Turner, Joseph Hargreaves Lloyd, Christopher Peter Youd
  • Patent number: D858524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Christopher Pate, George Barrett, Cormac O'Conaire, Andreas Connellan, Kevin Forde, Davin O'Mahony, Niall White, Noirin Curran, Fancois Morier, Fabrice Sauterel