Patents by Inventor David A. Jones

David A. Jones 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: 20210224789
    Abstract: A system has a datastore including a pro-rata digital wallet associated with a cardholder. The pro-rata digital wallet includes two or more payment card accounts. The system includes a processor programmed to receive an authorization request message from a point-of-sale terminal. The authorization request includes an identification number from a transaction device presented by the cardholder. The processor is programmed to determine whether the identification number corresponds to one of the payment card accounts associated with the pro-rata digital wallet and, if so, identify each of the payment card accounts associated with the pro-rata digital wallet. The processor is programmed to determine a pro-rata payment amount for each of the payment card accounts associated with the pro-rata digital wallet. Each pro-rata payment is based on an available balance of each of the payment card accounts relative to a total available balance for a combination of each of the payment card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: David Jones
  • Publication number: 20210226408
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a system-level Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) optical amplifier efficiency metric. The efficiency metric is a single metric that summarizes optical amplifier behavior and has a predictable behavior over various different optical amplifier settings. Specifically, the efficiency metric is simple and elegant. The simplicity is based on the fact the efficiency metric is determined from available data in an optical amplifier, not requiring external monitoring equipment, dithering, etc. The elegance is based on the fact the efficiency metric covers different optical amplifier settings, multiple pumps, etc. and is shown to reflect degradation with these differences in real-world systems accurately. Specifically, the efficiency metric is designed to reflect health in a multiple pump optical amplifier, providing a single value that represents the total pump currents across all of the multiple pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: David W. Boertjes, Damian Flannery, Kevan Jones
  • Patent number: 11065798
    Abstract: Injection apparatus for injecting a liquid formulation into a molten polymer at high pressure includes a reservoir containing liquid formulation at ambient temperature and pressure which is arrange to flood-feed pump body 26 of a first progressing cavity pump (pcp) (4). The first pcp (4) is driven by motor (6) and is arranged to accurately meter the liquid formulation into a second pcp (8) which is downstream of the first pcp and is arranged to increase the pressure of the liquid formulation by 200 bar or more. Downstream of pump (8) is a delivery valve (14) arranged to control passage of liquid formulation, via outlet (17), into pressurised molten polymer stream (75) which is present in an extruder (77).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: COLORMATRIX HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Jones, David Whitehead, Ian Campbell, Harry Baker
  • Patent number: 11065910
    Abstract: A color shifting heat transfer label includes a carrier and a color design layer on the carrier. The color design layer is formulated from an ink having a color shifting effect. The color design layer is configured to separate from the carrier to define a color shifting feature that is adhered to a target object upon application of heat and pressure. The color shifting feature is adhered to the target object to define a plane defined by the color shifting feature such that the color shifting feature exhibits a first color when viewed from an angle of about 90 degrees relative to the plane defined by the color shifting feature and a second color, different from the first color when viewed from an angle of about 45 degrees or less relative to the plane defined by the color shifting feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Huanyu Wei, Caroline Maria O'Leary, S. Alan Shimp, David Jones
  • Publication number: 20210214787
    Abstract: A method for depositing particles on a surface includes receiving a plurality of particles, a particle of the plurality of particles having a polymer matrix conjugated to nucleic acid strands, exposing the plurality of particles to a solution; and applying the plurality of particles to a surface following exposing the plurality of particles to the solution, particles of the plurality of particles depositing on the surface. The solution includes a magnesium salt in a range of 30 mM to 500 mM, a potassium salt in a range of 0.8 M to 1.0 M, a buffering agent in a range of 150 mM to 500 mM, and a surfactant in a range of 0.05% to 0.5%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guobin LUO, Marina SEDOVA, David LIGHT, Ryan JONES, Mohammad ALANJARY
  • Publication number: 20210211887
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that enable a telecommunications network to share available bandwidth within a cell of base station node between different air-interface technologies, such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G-New Radio (5G-NR). This disclosure further enables spectrum allocation to service segments of a base station node. A spectrum allocation controller is described that is configured to identify, within a service area of a base station node, available spectrum, and in doing so, allocate available spectrum to non-overlapping service segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventor: David JONES
  • Patent number: 11055261
    Abstract: A system is provided for enabling in-application support for topological changes to local files during remote synchronization. The techniques disclosed herein solve the problems of existing systems by mitigating conflict states and loss of edits being made to a file during synchronization. In addition, the techniques disclosed herein enable a user to interact directly with a productivity application to rename and/or move a file. The techniques disclosed herein provide an improved user experience and more efficient methods for interacting with files in that a user does not have to exit a productivity application and interact with an operating system interface to rename and/or move a file. A productivity application can operate in a server mode or a client mode depending on a validity of a requested destination location for a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yisheng Chen, Tejprakash Singh Gill, Kevin Paschal D'Souza, George N. Armah, Brian David Jones
  • Patent number: 11057907
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that enable a telecommunication network to share available bandwidth within a cell of a base station node between different air-interface technologies, such as Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G-New Radio (5G-NR). The available bandwidth may be shared based on bandwidth allocation rules and an analysis of network traffic, in real-time. Moreover, a Spectrum Sharing Optimization (SSO) system is described that can generate optimization data for delivery to a base station node. The optimization data may include computer-executable instructions that dynamically make use of time-division (i.e. configuring MBSFN subframes) and frequency-division techniques (i.e. configuring BWPs) to share available bandwidth within the cell of the base station node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: David Jones
  • Publication number: 20210195870
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a consumable cartridge removably attachable to an animal marking apparatus. The consumable cartridge comprises a movably mounted needle and a biasing element operatively coupled to the movably mounted needle to withdraw the needle to a withdrawn position. Also disclosed herein is a method for marking an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Somark Group Ltd
    Inventors: Adrian Knight, Paul Donohoe, Michael Potas, Lee Blattman, Robert Seaman, David Jones
  • Patent number: 11045408
    Abstract: A deodorant stick having a substituted or unsubstituted 2-pyridinol-N-oxide material and at least one material selected from the group consisting of hexamidine, magnesium carbonate, zinc carbonate, thymol, magnesium hydroxide, dead sea salt, calcium carbonate, polyvinyl formate, salycilic acid, niacinamide, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Arthur Sturgis, Stevan David Jones
  • Publication number: 20210185705
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that enable optimizing licensed and unlicensed spectrum allocation within a service area of a base station node. More specifically, a spectrum allocation controller is described that is configured to identify, within a service area of a base station node, one or more available spectrum to facilitate the transmission of network traffic within the service area. The spectrum allocation controller may further determine network traffic that occurs in non-overlapping segments of the service area. In this way, network traffic within each segment may be allocated to a combination of available spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventor: David Jones
  • Patent number: 11038687
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for enabling collaborative access to a data object. The method comprises establishing an access control policy, the access control policy defining at least one collaborative condition under which access to the data object is permissible, monitoring a plurality of users for compliance with the collaborative condition and providing access to the data object after a predetermined number of the users meet the at least one collaborative condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PushPull Technology Limited
    Inventors: David Jones, Daniel Eccleston
  • Patent number: 11028432
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and kits are provided for performing PCR and other thermal cycling reactions in <20 seconds per cycle, using induction heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: BioFire Diagnostics, LLC, University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: David Jones, Carl T. Wittwer
  • Publication number: 20210164910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to testing biological or industrial samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: David JONES, Timothy Brett MCDONALD, Faiyaz TAMBUWALA, Joseph Ignatius Maria VAN DER PLAS, India Shaw ELSDON, Geoffrey Charles FIELD, Alina Kaye LOSCHER, Say Leong Melvin CHOO, Alexia Isabelle Diane Marie TROLLIET
  • Patent number: 11020550
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device for nicotine delivery, comprising: a vapour outlet conduit for coupling to, and for fluid communication with, a vapour creation system, said vapour outlet conduit defining a fluid passage therethrough for delivery of vapour from a vapour creation system to a user; wherein said vapour outlet conduit comprises a nicotine carrier unit region configured to accept a nicotine carrier unit and retain said nicotine carrier unit in said fluid passage. Also disclosed is a system for nicotine delivery and kits-of-parts for assembling the device and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NERUDIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris Lord, David Jones, Kenneth Scott, Stephen McDonald, Thomas Sudlow
  • Patent number: 11010408
    Abstract: A request for an operation on a directory is received that requires a hydration of one or more files within the directory. A process is initiated to hydrate dehydrated descendent files of the folder. During the hydration process, attempts to introduce new dehydrated files in the folder are blocked. The request is processed when the hydration is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jack Nichols, Bill Sproule, Brian David Jones, Valeh Valiollah Pour Amiri
  • Publication number: 20210130476
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions, methods and uses involving antibodies that specifically bind to MET, a receptor tyrosine kinase, and modulate the expression and/or activity of MET. Also provided are uses and methods for managing, treating, or preventing disorders, such as cancer. In one aspect, provided herein is a monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that binds to the Sema/PSI domain of human MET. Also provided herein is a kit comprising an antibody or antigen-binding fragment provided herein. Also provided herein is a method of managing, protecting against, or treating cancer in a subject, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody or antigen-binding fragment provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Celldex Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Sreekala Mandiyan, Brett Robinson, Lida Kimmel, Yaron Hadari, Timothy David Jones, Francis Joseph Carr, Robert George Edward Holgate, Richard Weldon
  • Publication number: 20210130153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and assembly for refilling a reservoir with liquid dispensed from a dispenser, in particular, but not exclusively, to a system and assembly for the substantially leak-free refilling of the reservoir of a smoking-substitute device with a liquid comprising nicotine from a refill dispenser. The assembly is configured to provide a gas communication pathway through the assembly and physically separate from the liquid communication pathway for venting gas from an end of the assembly proximal the first aperture to an exterior of the assembly responsive to the movement of the assembly to the secured and open configuration, the assembly configured to close the gas communication pathway in the unsecured and closed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott, Christopher Lord, David Jones, Stephen J. McDonald, Thomas S. Sudlow
  • Publication number: 20210129236
    Abstract: A milling device for machining a slot into an inner surface of a casing for a gas turbine engine. The milling device includes a frame assembly including multiple structural guides configured to engage structural features on the inner surface of the casing to maintain an axial position of the milling device relative to a longitudinal axis of the casing. The milling device also includes a milling cutter coupled to the frame assembly. The milling device is configured to be displaced in a circumferential direction relative to the longitudinal axis to machine the slot, via the milling cutter, along the inner surface of the casing in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Fabian Gubelmann, Andrew David Ellis, Robert David Jones, Thomas Gloor, Roman Stefan Peter
  • Publication number: 20210132598
    Abstract: A measurement system for a gas turbine engine is provided. The measurement system comprises a sensor assembly. The measurement system also includes multiple sensors coupled to the sensor assembly. The sensor assembly is configured to be removably inserted within a space defined by a circumferential track embedded within an inner diameter of a casing of the gas turbine engine without having to disassemble the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kurt Kramer Schleif, Andrew David Ellis, Robert David Jones, Stephen Paul Wassynger