Patents by Inventor David R. James

David R. James 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: 20190251314
    Abstract: An authenticable digital code includes a printable medium, a machine-readable digital code, formed on the printable medium, that graphically represent information, and at least one security signature positioned relative to the machine-readable digital code. The security signature includes a fluorescent material that, when excited by light of a first wavelength, fluoresces and emits light at a second wavelength that is different from the first wave length. Authenticity of the authenticable digital code is determined by detecting, when the authenticable digital code is illuminated by light of the first wavelength, light of the second wavelength at a position relative to the machine-readable digital code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: David C. McCloskey, John Robert Blakely, Stanley R. James
  • Patent number: 10361965
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for implementing resource management for an infrastructure are provided. Resource management includes datacenter byproduct management interfaces, datacenter power management, datacenter operations optimization and infrastructure resource management. Resource management facilitates using and distributing physical resources, including incidental physical resources that are generated during operation of an infrastructure, based on a minimum threshold reserve of the physical resource associated with the operating the infrastructure. Resource management can include controlling an amount of the physical resource that is generated and an amount the physical resource that is reserved. The minimum threshold reserve in combination with the control over generating and reserving the physical resource help identify an allocable amount of the physical resource. Physical resources of an infrastructure are quantified to support resource management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Todd R. Rawlings, Sean Michael James, David Thomas Gauthier, Ranveer Chandra, Mark B. Freeman, Lucas Neal Joppa, Brian A. Janous, Aneesh A. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10318775
    Abstract: An authenticable digital code includes a printable medium, a machine-readable digital code, formed on the printable medium, that graphically represent information, and at least one security signature positioned relative to the machine-readable digital code. The security signature includes a fluorescent material that, when excited by light of a first wavelength, fluoresces and emits light at a second wavelength that is different from the first wave length. Authenticity of the authenticable digital code is determined by detecting, when the authenticable digital code is illuminated by light of the first wavelength, light of the second wavelength at a position relative to the machine-readable digital code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Authentic Labs
    Inventors: David C. McCloskey, John Robert Blakely, Stanley R. James
  • Patent number: 10217385
    Abstract: A method includes applying a release formulation to a first substrate, wherein the release formulation is applied to a first portion of the first substrate leaving a second portion of the first substrate without the release formulation; applying the release formulation to a second substrate, wherein the release formulation is applied to a second portion of the second substrate leaving a first portion of the second substrate without the release formulation; applying an adhesive to the first substrate, wherein the adhesive covers at least a part of the first portion of the first substrate and at least a part of the second portion of the first substrate; and laminating the first substrate to the second substrate to form a laminated article; wherein the laminated article is configured to transfer the adhesive on the first portion of the first substrate to the first portion of the second substrate upon separation of the first substrate from the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NASTAR INC.
    Inventors: Gary H. Weiner, David R. James, John Short
  • Publication number: 20170206811
    Abstract: An illustrative apparatus includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first adhesive-receiving face. The first adhesive-receiving face includes a first adhesive-coated region and a first release region. The first substrate also includes a first print receiving face opposite the first adhesive-receiving face. The second substrate includes a second adhesive-receiving face. The second adhesive-receiving face includes a second adhesive-coated region and a second release region. The second substrate also includes a second print receiving face opposite the second adhesive-receiving face. The first adhesive-coated region is releasably adhered the second release region and the second adhesive-coated region is releasably adhered to the first release region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Gary H. Weiner, David R. James, John Short
  • Patent number: 9613547
    Abstract: An illustrative apparatus includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first adhesive-receiving face. The first adhesive-receiving face includes a first adhesive-coated region and a first release region. The first substrate also includes a first print receiving face opposite the first adhesive-receiving face. The second substrate includes a second adhesive-receiving face. The second adhesive-receiving face includes a second adhesive-coated region and a second release region. The second substrate also includes a second print receiving face opposite the second adhesive-receiving face. The first adhesive-coated region is releasably adhered the second release region and the second adhesive-coated region is releasably adhered to the first release region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NASTAR INC.
    Inventors: Gary H. Weiner, David R. James, John Short
  • Publication number: 20160293063
    Abstract: An illustrative apparatus includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first adhesive-receiving face. The first adhesive-receiving face includes a first adhesive-coated region and a first release region. The first substrate also includes a first print receiving face opposite the first adhesive-receiving face. The second substrate includes a second adhesive-receiving face. The second adhesive-receiving face includes a second adhesive-coated region and a second release region. The second substrate also includes a second print receiving face opposite the second adhesive-receiving face. The first adhesive-coated region is releasably adhered the second release region and the second adhesive-coated region is releasably adhered to the first release region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Gary H. Weiner, David R. James, John Short
  • Patent number: 5567095
    Abstract: A vehicular mobile occupant carrier system A which includes mobile occupant carrier B and upstanding securement stanchion C. Mobile occupant carrier B includes a frame 12 which includes an occupant support frame 18 and a bottom frame 20 made unitary by a first junction frame 36 and a second junction frame 38. Upstanding securement stanchion C includes a base member 60, a carrier securing section 14 and a headrest 64. A four-point restraint system D includes latch bars 41a, 41b, 42a and 42b integral with mobile occupant carrier B interlocked with rotary locks 72 integral with carrier securing section 14 of upstanding securement stanchion C, restraining mobile occupant carrier B in three-degrees of freedom. Strap restraining system 44 includes a lap belt 46 and upper torso straps 48 which may alternately be connected to upstanding securement stanchion C or to frame 16 of mobile occupant carrier B for restraining occupant of mobile occupant carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Inventors: David R. James, Thomas D. Turner
  • Patent number: 5169205
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency exit window for vehicles such as school buses. Spring biased latches are carried by the upper part of a window pane. The spring biased latches have bolts which engage stops at various locations on opposite sides of the window frame surrounding the window. The latches may be normally operated individually by hand to riase and lower the window between a ventilating position (including half-open and other partially open positions), and a fully closed position. The window is equipped with an emergency handle which may be used to pull the latches towards each other, and thereby enable the window to assume a fully open position. In the fully open position, inversion stops prevent the window from inadvertently closing in the event that the vehicle is overturned. The latches are housed in a latch cover which has latch openings. The latch openings are sized so that they prevent manual use of the latches to cause the window to be fully opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Blue Bird Body Company
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4918771
    Abstract: A novel method of lifting a patient from a seated to a generally standing position employs a hoist comprising a support column mounted on a mobile chassis. A pivotal lifting arm arrangement projects from the column and presents laterally spaced attachment points for a padded sling which is passed around the back of the seated patient below the arms thereof. The hoist is positioned with knee abutment means, which are mounted on the column, located against the knees of the patient; and the feet of the patient are placed on footrests mounted on the chassis on opposite sides of the column. A lifting mechanism comprises a pivotal operating lever connected to the arm arrangement through a mechanical linkage which provides a mechanical advantage, such that operative movement of the lever through 180.degree. from an upwardly projecting to a downwardly projecting position pivots the arm arrangement upwardly through an angle of say 60.degree. to 65.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4742588
    Abstract: A one-piece lifting sling for use with an invalid hoist has an upper end head-support extension which extends beyond attachment points of upper suspension means. The sling also has at least one pocket extending substantially throughout the extension and for a distance beyond a line joining the attachment points, a removable sheet or strip of substantially rigid but resiliently flexible material being housed in the pocket to provide the required head support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Impro Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4715069
    Abstract: A toilet aid comprises a rear fixing bracket for mounting on a WC pan using the normal seat attachment bolt holes of the latter. Side support legs and side support arms are mounted on the bracket, the support leg and arm at each side of the toilet aid being secured to a corresponding end lug of the fixing bracket by a common pivot bolt. The two pivot bolts are aligned to define a common horizontal pivot axis for separate pivotal movement of the legs and the arms, with the former contacting the floor more or less directly below handgrips provided at the outer ends of the respective side support arms. The inner ends of the arms respectively engage the legs below the pivot axis to provide a reaction support for weight loading of the support arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4712257
    Abstract: An invalid hoist has a lifting arm, a sling hanger support mounted to turn about a rigid vertical bearing axis at the outer end of the arm and a sling hanger which is a unitary construction pivotable about a horizontal axis relative to the sling hanger support. The sling hanger presents spaced sling attachment points on both sides of the horizontal axis for connection of one pair of sling attachments to one side of the horizontal axis and for connection of a second pair of sling attachments to the opposite side of the horizontal axis. Thus the disposition of a sling-suspended invalid can be changed, while suspended on the hoist, by pivotal movement of the sling hanger about the horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Impro Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4703523
    Abstract: A hoist for raising an invalid from a seated to a substantially standing position has a lifting arm arrangement with attachment points for a single back support sling. A mobile chassis on which the arm arrangement is mounted provides a footplate for the invalid. A seat mounted or mountable on the chassis is provided on to which the invalid can be lowered for transport in the seated position with the feet of the invalid resting on the footplate and the upper part of the body thereof supported by the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: Impro Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4685157
    Abstract: A toilet aid comprises a rear fixing bracket for mounting on a WC pan using the normal seat-attachment bolt holes of the latter. Two identical side support structures of inverted U-shape each provides a side user support arm, a front support leg and a rear support leg. The rear support legs extend through pivot bores in the bracket which provides lateral support for the legs with the side support structures independently pivotable about respective pivot axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4680819
    Abstract: A mobile invalid hoist comprises a lifting arm projecting from an upstanding support column mounted on a mobile chassis. The chassis comprises a main portion which supports the column, and two chassis side members which are pivotally mounted on the main chassis portion. Two coaxial fixed-axis wheels support the main chassis portion and the chassis side members, which project forwardly from the main chassis portion, have front support castors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4656679
    Abstract: A lifting sling has end fittings for attachment to an invalid lifting device. The sling is of filled tubular form and comprises an outer sleeve of generally circular cross-section and a resilient filling, the resilience of which tends to maintain the normal cross-sectional shape of the sleeve. End tails extend from the fittings for attachment to the lifting device, and the sleeve is a woven tubular fabric of synthetic textile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4633538
    Abstract: An invalid hoist comprises a base having a column support socket, an upstanding column detachably mounted in said socket and a lifting arm extending from the column. Said arm is movable along the column by a screw-and-nut lifting mechanism within the column, with the nut of said mechanism being coupled to the arm. A reversible electric motor unit and battery for energization of the motor are mounted on said base with an output shaft of a reduction gear box of the motor unit aligned with and directly coupled to the lower end of the screw of said lifting mechanism to provide a drive from the motor to the screw, through the socket. The drive between said output shaft and said screw is provided by a coupling which can readily be broken to enable the column to be detached from the base without disturbing the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4588155
    Abstract: A support structure for a hydrotherapy hoist or pool lift comprises a U-shaped upper portion which extends over the decking at a side edge of the pool, and a lower portion welded to the intermediate limb of the upper U and extending down into the pool. The upper portion engages an upper anchorage at each side limb of the U, and a reaction pad at the lower end of the lower portion bears against the side wall of the pool. The hoist has a vertical column from which a short cantilever lifting arm projects, a patient support seat being mounted on the arm. A lifting mechanism is operable to raise and lower the arm and seat. The hoist is detachably supported by means of pintle-type bearings mounted, respectively, adjacent the upper and lower ends of the lower support portion with offset bearing pins on the column engaging in bearing blocks welded to the support. The bearings allow the hoist to be swung through 180.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James
  • Patent number: 4563781
    Abstract: A method of disinfecting the circulating system of a whirlpool bath tub installation comprising blanking off or capping a nozzle or nozzles of the bath tub in such manner that a circulating pump and the nozzle(s) together with associated pipework form a closed path. A small supply of disinfecting solution is connected through a valve to the closed path around which the disinfectant solution is circulated by the pump during a disinfection period in order to disinfect the pump, nozzle(s) and associated pipework. A whirlpool bath tub which incorporates a nozzle or nozzles which can be blanked off or capped, thereby providing a closed path and allowing disinfection thereof, by the foregoing method. A whirlpool bath tub installation comprises a tub, nozzles which can be capped, and a disinfectant supply tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: James Industries Limited
    Inventor: David R. James