Patents by Inventor David Howell

David Howell 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: 10799832
    Abstract: A catalyst article for treating a flow of a combustion exhaust gas comprises: a catalytically active substrate comprising one or more channels extending along an axial length thereof through which, in use, a combustion exhaust gas flows, the one or more channels having a first surface for contacting a flow of combustion exhaust gas; wherein the substrate is formed of an extruded vanadium-containing SCR catalyst material, wherein a first layer is provided on at least a portion of said first surface, wherein the first layer comprises an ammonia slip catalyst composition comprising one or more platinum group metals supported on titania, a silica-titania mixed oxide, a Ce—Zr mixed oxide, or a mixture thereof, and a second layer is provided on at least a portion of the first layer and comprises an SCR catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Heledd Howells, David Micallef, Andrew Newman, Neil Greenham
  • Publication number: 20200306101
    Abstract: A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven Alan Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, II, David Lance Ribble, Varad Narayan Srivastava, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Michael Scott Hood, Charles A. Howell, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10786514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosage regimen of ST10 (ferric maltol) for use in the treatment of patients suffering from iron deficiency with or without anaemia. The invention specifically relates to use of ST10 wherein the dose is between 40 mg and 90 mg twice daily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Shield TX (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Mallard, Carl Andrew Sterritt, Julian David Howell
  • Patent number: 10777048
    Abstract: Novel methods and apparatus regarding electronic eyewear are disclosed. Different embodiments can be applicable for seniors. One embodiment includes an eyewear that can charge when placed in an eyewear case. A user can access a live operator by tapping a button at the eyewear. The live operator can connect the user to a person. The eyewear can detect falls. In another embodiment, the eyewear with a digital assistant can be voice activated, and can provide assistance via the digital assistant. In yet another embodiment, the eyewear includes a position identifying system to identify a position of the eyewear. In one embodiment, the eyewear could wirelessly interact with a device coupled to an apparatus in the vicinity of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10769402
    Abstract: A non-contact friction ridge capture device is described. The device comprises a device housing, the device housing including an electronics compartment and an illumination shield, with an opening between the electronics compartment and the illumination shield into which a user can insert the user's hand. The device further comprising a camera disposed in the electronics compartment for capturing an image of at least one friction ridge surface on a user's hand. The device further comprises a light source disposed in the electronics compartment, the light source emitting light in the direction of the illumination shield, wherein the peak wavelength of emitted light is in the range of 440 to 570 nanometers (nm). The user's hand is not required to contact the device when the camera captures the image of at least one friction ridge surface on a user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Thales Dis France SA
    Inventors: David J. Badzinski, Robert L. Brott, Alexander Domek, Douglas Dunn, Jonathan D. Grandrud, Robert D. Lorentz, Michael A. Meis, Theresa Meyer, Anthony J. Sabelli, Shannon D. Scott, Blake R. Shamla, Robert W. Shannon, John A. Wheatley, Glenn E. Casner, Brett A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10764542
    Abstract: A portable camera may be activated in response to the activity of a firearm. Furthermore, a communications channel may be established between a firearm telematics sensor and a video camera, optionally by means of intermediary devices. When the telematics sensor detects that its associated firearm has been removed from a holster of the firearm, is in motion, or is being discharged, the telematics sensor may signal the video camera to initiate recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Yardarm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Stewart, David Glowacki, James Schaff, Kyle Howell
  • Patent number: 10757476
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting space-shifted media content associated with a digital recording/playback device are disclosed. An example method includes storing viewing data associated with monitoring a first media playback device in memory, detecting, by executing an instruction with a processor, presentation of media by the first media playback device, querying, by executing an instruction with the processor, the first media playback device to determine a retrieval location of the media, and in response to a result of the query indicating the media was retrieved from a second media playback device, updating, by executing an instruction with the processor, the viewing data stored in the memory to indicate the media presented by the first media playback device was space-shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: David Howell Wright, David James Croy, Arun Ramaswamy, Jan Besehanic, Brian Mello
  • Patent number: 10722691
    Abstract: A vaginal insertion portion is disclosed, the vaginal insertion portion including a base portion, a proximal holding portion located on a proximal side of the base portion, and a suction portion located on distal side of the proximal holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masakatsu Kawaura, Nao Mandai, Nobuo Takahashi, Thomas J. Fogarty, David Willis, Thomas Howell, Peter Carlotto, Shuji Uemura
  • Publication number: 20200233156
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a dual end optical cleaning device. The dual end optical cleaning device includes a housing and first and second optical cleaning tools that are held in opposing directions in the housing. That is, the housing holds the first and second optical cleaning tools such that ends of the first and second optical cleaning tools are facing opposite directions of each other. The ends of the first and second optical cleaning tools are configured to clean optical fibers being held by different end pieces. In at least one embodiment, an end of the first optical cleaning tool is configured to couple to a connector holding an optical fiber, such as patch cord, while the second end of the second optical cleaning tool is configured to be inserted into a port of an electronic device or system, such as a patch panel port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: J. David Schell, Wayne S. Hoofnagle, Roger L. Howell
  • Publication number: 20200222508
    Abstract: There is provided, inter alia, an aqueous solution composition comprising a GLP-1 receptor agonist as an active ingredient and multivalent anions having a charge of at least minus 2 as stabilising agent, wherein the total concentration of multivalent anions in the composition having a charge of at least minus 2 is at least 15 mM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jan JEZEK, David GERRING, Sarah HOWELL
  • Patent number: 10711581
    Abstract: In a well related to the production of hydrocarbons, an injection apparatus including: a base pipe including a radial port; an in-flow control device including a flow restriction device and a housing, with the housing being external and concentric of the base pipe. The housing includes a closed end portion and an open, opposite end portion and a housing channel communicating the opposite end portion. The flow restriction device is disposed at an intermediate location along the housing channel and adapted to control a rate of flow along the housing channel. A fluid transmissive screen is concentric of the base pipe and extends from the open, opposite end portion of the housing. A check valve assembly is interposed between the opposite end portion of the housing and a screened space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Jing Ning, David A. Howell, Scott R. Buechler
  • Patent number: 10711595
    Abstract: Hydrocarbon wells and methods for identifying production from a region of a subterranean formation. The hydrocarbon wells include a wellbore extending within the region of the subterranean formation and a production tubular that defines a production conduit and extends at least partially within the wellbore. The hydrocarbon wells also include an electromagnetic transmitter, an electromagnetic receiver, and a controller. The electromagnetic transmitter is configured to provide an input electromagnetic signal to a region of the production conduit to electromagnetically excite a produced tracer material that forms a portion of a produced stream that flows within the production tubular. The electromagnetic receiver is configured to receive an electromagnetic output signal from the region of the production conduit. The controller is programmed to identify the region of the subterranean formation based, at least in part, on the output electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Brent D. Wheelock, Mehmet Deniz Ertas, Joseph W. Witt, David A. Howell
  • Publication number: 20200218094
    Abstract: Techniques for providing eyewear with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear (e.g., eyeglasses) without having to substantially compromise aesthetic design principles of the eyewear. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere. The eyewear with electronic components can, for example, provide audio output, audio enhancements, or event-related audio content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10706815
    Abstract: An accelerated secondary display system comprising a display adapter with a display simulator, a host computer with host software, a client device with a screen and client software. The display simulator is configured to send display characteristics to the host computer. The host computer is configured to receive the display characteristics and render an image into a frame buffer. The host software is configured to cause the host computer to stream image data over a communication channel, the image data based on the image in the frame buffer. The client software is configured to receive the image data over the communication channel and present a copy of the image on the screen based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: David Howell
  • Publication number: 20200200003
    Abstract: A method and system are described for monitoring post-stimulation operations using a plurality of communication nodes disposed along tubular members in a wellbore. The method includes constructing a communication network and installing the communication nodes along the tubular members. The communication nodes are used to monitor for the presence and/or quantity of solids and/or fluids associated with post-stimulation operations in the tubular members by analyzing how the contents of the tubular members acoustically affect the signals transmitted between the communication nodes. Hydrocarbon operations may be modified based on the analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaohua YI, David A. Howell
  • Patent number: 10682263
    Abstract: A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven Alan Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, II, David Lance Ribble, Varad Narayan Srivastava, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Michael Scott Hood, Charles A. Howell, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10685365
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus for associating media devices with a demographic composition of a geographic area are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving a plurality of Internet Protocol addresses assigned to a media device associated with a panel member, determining a most used Internet Protocol address from the plurality of Internet Protocol addresses, accessing geographic information and determining a geographic location corresponding to the most used Internet Protocol address, accessing demographic information and determining a demographic profile associated with the geographic location, and associating at least one of the geographic location or the demographic profile with the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jan Besehanic, Paul Mears, Joseph G. Milavsky, Robert A. Luff, Arun Ramaswamy, David Howell Wright
  • Patent number: 10660807
    Abstract: A sleep apparatus, such as a mattress for example, is provided in one embodiment. The apparatus comprises a head support surface sized to support a person's head, and a torso support surface sized to support a person's torso. The head support surface is generally laterally sloped moving from the first side toward the second side, and the torso support surface is generally laterally sloped moving from the first side toward the second side. In some embodiments, the lateral slope of the head support surface is at least about 15°, the lateral slope of the head support surface is greater than the lateral slope of the torso support surface, and/or, the sleep apparatus slopes in the longitudinal direction as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ribble, Charles A. Howell, Neal Wiggermann, Michael Scott Hood, Travis Pelo, Kirsten M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa
  • Publication number: 20200109986
    Abstract: Eyewear having monitoring capability, such as for radiation or motion, is disclosed. Radiation, such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation, infrared (IR) radiation or light, can be measured by a detector. The measured radiation can then be used in providing radiation-related information to a user of the eyewear. Motion can be measure by a detector, and the measured motion can be used to determine whether the eyewear is being worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: THOMAS A. HOWELL, DAVID CHAO, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Publication number: 20200109909
    Abstract: A portable camera may be activated in response to the activity of a firearm. Furthermore, an individual who discharged a firearm may be identified. Furthermore, information related to the firing of a firearm may be recorded, assessed, identified and transmitted. Furthermore, the status of an implement at a mount may be monitored. Furthermore, a charging device for delivering electrical power to components of a firearm may be used. A communications channel may be established between a firearm telematics sensor and a video camera, optionally by means of intermediary devices. A communications channel may be established between a mount (e.g., holster) telematics device and local and/or remote monitoring service components, optionally by means of intermediary devices. When the telematics sensor detects that its associated firearm has been removed from a holster, is in motion, or is being discharged, the telematics sensor may signal the video camera to initiate recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J. Stewart, David Glowacki, James Schaff, Kyle Howell, John Wade, Tom Tooley, Paul Hammond