Patents by Inventor F. Jones

F. 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: 20190247120
    Abstract: A method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided interstitial thermal therapy includes receiving MRI data for tissue of a patient, generating an apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map from the MM data, identifying a target site for thermal therapy based on the ADC map, wherein the target site is identified based on an area on the ADC map with a lowest ADC value, planning the thermal therapy for the target site including identifying localized areas of the target site to be ablated first during delivery of the thermal therapy, activating a laser to deliver the thermal therapy using a laser fiber, and monitoring progress of the thermal therapy using MR thermometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Desert Medical Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Bernadette M. Greenwood, John F. Feller, Wesley R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10368997
    Abstract: The three-dimensional lattice structures disclosed herein have applications including use in medical implants. Some examples of the lattice structure are structural in that they can be used to provide structural support or mechanical spacing. In some examples, the lattice can be configured as a scaffold to support bone or tissue growth. Some examples can use a repeating modified rhombic dodecahedron or radial dodeca-rhombus unit cell. The lattice structures are also capable of providing a lattice structure with anisotropic properties to better suit the lattice for its intended purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HD LifeSciences LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190227541
    Abstract: In some embodiments, unmanned aerial task systems are provided that comprise multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) each comprising: a UAV control circuit; a motor; and a propulsion system coupled with the motor and configured to enable the respective UAVs to move themselves; and wherein a first UAV control circuit of a first UAV of the multiple UAVs is configured to identify a second UAV carrying a first tool system configured to perform a first function, cause a notification to be communicated to the second UAV directing the second UAV to transfer the first tool system to the first UAV, and direct a first propulsion system of the first UAV to couple with the first tool system being transferred from the second UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190228810
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for targeted row refreshes are disclosed herein. In an example apparatus, a predecoder receives a target row address and determines whether a target row of memory associated with the target row address is a primary or a redundant row of memory. The predecoder is further configured to cause one or more rows of memory physically adjacent the primary row of memory to be refreshed if the primary row is the target row or one or more rows of memory physically adjacent the redundant row of memory to be refreshed if the redundant row of memory is the target row of memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: William F. Jones, Jeffrey P. Wright
  • Publication number: 20190227542
    Abstract: In some embodiments, unmanned task systems are provided that comprise multiple unmanned vehicles each comprising: a control circuit; a motor; and a propulsion system coupled with the motor and configured to enable the respective unmanned vehicles to move themselves; and wherein a first control circuit of a first unmanned vehicle of the multiple unmanned vehicles is configured to identify a second unmanned vehicle carrying a first tool system configured to perform a first function, cause a notification to be communicated to the second unmanned vehicle directing the second unmanned vehicle to transfer the first tool system to the first unmanned vehicle, and direct a first propulsion system of the first unmanned vehicle to couple with the first tool system being transferred from the second unmanned vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190227554
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for field monitoring. A system for field monitoring comprises a plurality of types of sensor modules, an unmanned vehicle comprising a sensor system, and a control circuit configured to: receive onboard sensor data from the sensor system of the unmanned vehicle, detect an alert condition at a monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, select one or more types of sensor modules from the plurality of types of sensor modules to deploy at the monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, and cause the unmanned vehicle and/or one or more other unmanned vehicles to transport one or more sensor modules of the one or more types of sensor modules to the monitored area and deploy the one or more sensor modules by detaching from the one or more sensor modules at the monitored area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10362497
    Abstract: Communication systems are described that use signal constellations which have unequally spaced (i.e. “geometrically spaced,” or “non-uniform”) points. In many embodiments, the transmitters and receivers use specific non-uniform quadrature amplitude modulation (NU-QAM) constellations. In a variety of embodiments, NU-QAM constellations are capacity optimized using a bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM, also referred to as “parallel decode”) capacity measure. In a number of embodiments, the transmitters and receivers are described that use specific NU-QAM constellations that provide gains in BICM capacity relative to constellations that maximize the minimum distance between constellation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Constellation Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Maged F. Barsoum, Christopher R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10359588
    Abstract: An optical waveguide device comprising: one or more photonic chips, the one or more photonic chips including: a first portion of a photonic chip comprising an array of first components, each of the first components having an optical input and an electrical output; and a second portion of a photonic chip comprising an array of second components, each of the second components configured to receive an electrical input; the optical waveguide device further comprising: an integrated circuit; the integrated circuit forming an electrical bridge between the electrical outputs of the first components and respective electrical inputs of the second components; wherein the integrated circuit is directly mounted onto the one or more photonic chips; and/or wherein the integrated circuit is located between the first portion of a photonic chip and the second portion of a photonic chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Rockley Photonics Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Rickman, Guomin Yu, Aaron Zilkie, Haydn F. Jones
  • Publication number: 20190214966
    Abstract: RF circuitry, which includes a first acoustic RF resonator (ARFR) and a first compensating ARFR, is disclosed. A first inductive element is coupled between the first compensating ARFR and a first end of the first ARFR. A second inductive element is coupled between the first compensating ARFR and a second end of the first ARFR. The first compensating ARFR, the first inductive element, and the second inductive element at least partially compensate for a parallel capacitance of the first ARFR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Jean-Frederic Chiron, Marcus Granger-Jones, Andrew F. Folkmann, Robert Aigner
  • Publication number: 20190193853
    Abstract: In some embodiments, unmanned aerial task systems are provided that include a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) each comprising: a UAV control circuit; a motor; propulsion system; and a universal coupler configured to interchangeably couple with and decouple from one of multiple different tool systems each having different functions to be put into use while carried by a UAV, wherein a coupling system of the universal coupler is configured to secure a tool system with the UAV and enable a communication connection between a communication bus and the tool system, and wherein the multiple different tool systems comprise at least a package securing tool system configured to retain and enable transport of a package while being delivered, and a sensor tool system configured to sense a condition and communicate sensor data of the sensed condition to the UAV control circuit over the communication bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, Brian G. McHale, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10333494
    Abstract: RF circuitry, which includes a first acoustic RF resonator (ARFR) and a first compensating ARFR, is disclosed. A first inductive element is coupled between the first compensating ARFR and a first end of the first ARFR. A second inductive element is coupled between the first compensating ARFR and a second end of the first ARFR. The first compensating ARFR, the first inductive element, and the second inductive element at least partially compensate for a parallel capacitance of the first ARFR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Jean-Frederic Chiron, Marcus Granger-Jones, Andrew F. Folkmann, Robert Aigner
  • Patent number: 10322470
    Abstract: A deposition head for additive manufacturing may include a material feeder including a first feeder to deposit a first feed material to a growth surface, and a second feeder to deposit a second feed material to the growth surface, and an electromagnetic energy source to direct electromagnetic energy to the growth surface, wherein the electromagnetic energy forms a melt pool on the growth surface, and wherein the melt pool may include at least one of a molten first feed material and a molten second feed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonaaron F. Jones, David M. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10320027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the application of a force to enhance the performance of an electrochemical cell. The force may comprise, in some instances, an anisotropic force with a component normal to an active surface of the anode of the electrochemical cell. In the embodiments described herein, electrochemical cells (e.g., rechargeable batteries) may undergo a charge/discharge cycle involving deposition of metal (e.g., lithium metal) on a surface of the anode upon charging and reaction of the metal on the anode surface, wherein the metal diffuses from the anode surface, upon discharging. The uniformity with which the metal is deposited on the anode may affect cell performance. For example, when lithium metal is redeposited on an anode, it may, in some cases, deposit unevenly forming a rough surface. The roughened surface may increase the amount of lithium metal available for undesired chemical reactions which may result in decreased cycling lifetime and/or poor cell performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Chariclea Scordilis-Kelley, John D. Affinito, Lowell D. Jones, Yuriy V. Mikhaylik, Igor P. Kovalev, William F. Wilkening, Christopher T. S. Campbell, John A. Martens
  • Patent number: 10312545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the application of a force to enhance the performance of an electrochemical cell. The force may comprise, in some instances, an anisotropic force with a component normal to an active surface of the anode of the electrochemical cell. In the embodiments described herein, electrochemical cells (e.g., rechargeable batteries) may undergo a charge/discharge cycle involving deposition of metal (e.g., lithium metal) on a surface of the anode upon charging and reaction of the metal on the anode surface, wherein the metal diffuses from the anode surface, upon discharging. The uniformity with which the metal is deposited on the anode may affect cell performance. For example, when lithium metal is redeposited on an anode, it may, in some cases, deposit unevenly forming a rough surface. The roughened surface may increase the amount of lithium metal available for undesired chemical reactions which may result in decreased cycling lifetime and/or poor cell performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Chariclea Scordilis-Kelley, John D. Affinito, Lowell D. Jones, Yuriy V. Mikhaylik, Igor P. Kovalev, William F. Wilkening, Christopher T. S. Campbell, John A. Martens
  • Publication number: 20190150910
    Abstract: The variable or adjustable depth medical implants disclosed herein are cable of depth adjustment prior to implantation. The variable depth implants permit a single implant to provide multiple footprint configurations, allowing a surgeon adjustability in the operating room. The implants can comprise a metallic lattice designed for specific physical properties, such as an elastic modulus. In some examples, the main body of the implant is taller than the adjustable portion of the implant so that the physical properties of the main body of the implant are controlling at the implant site. In some embodiments, the variable implant is constructed in an additive process as a single unit. Disclosed herein is, in some embodiments, a multi-segment bone anchor configured to allow variable bone ingrowth or attachment between each segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher L. Jones, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, John F. Sullivan, Christine Emery, Jason Tinley, Kevin Chappuis
  • Patent number: 10296005
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for field monitoring. A system for field monitoring comprises a plurality of types of sensor modules, an unmanned vehicle comprising a sensor system, and a control circuit configured to: receive onboard sensor data from the sensor system of the unmanned vehicle, detect an alert condition at a monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, select one or more types of sensor modules from the plurality of types of sensor modules to deploy at the monitored area based on the onboard sensor data, and cause the unmanned vehicle and/or one or more other unmanned vehicles to transport one or more sensor modules of the one or more types of sensor modules to the monitored area and deploy the one or more sensor modules by detaching from the one or more sensor modules at the monitored area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Cantrell, John P. Thompson, David C. Winkle, Michael D. Atchley, Donald R. High, Todd D. Mattingly, John J. O'Brien, John F. Simon, Nathan G. Jones, Robert C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190150257
    Abstract: In order to reduce the amount of electrical insulation needed for voltage isolation of large voltages generated by a voltage multiplier, the voltage multiplier can be shaped to smooth out electric field gradients. The voltage multiplier can comprise multiple sections, each section located in a different plane. The voltage multiplier can comprise a negative voltage multiplier and a positive voltage multiplier, each inclined at different angles with respect to each other. The voltage multiplier can include a curved shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Miller, David S. Hoffman, Vincent F. Jones
  • Patent number: 10291205
    Abstract: RF circuitry, which includes a first acoustic RF resonator (ARFR) and a first compensating ARFR, is disclosed. A first inductive element is coupled between the first compensating ARFR and a first end of the first ARFR. A second inductive element is coupled between the first compensating ARFR and a second end of the first ARFR. The first compensating ARFR, the first inductive element, and the second inductive element at least partially compensate for a parallel capacitance of the first ARFR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Jean-Frederic Chiron, Marcus Granger-Jones, Andrew F. Folkmann, Robert Aigner
  • Publication number: 20190138776
    Abstract: Loving Memories is the only product of its kind that engages mourners by providing an instant account of their beloved lost ones by the simple use of a barcode-linked application. Loving Memories is uniquely designed to hopefully aid later generations so that individuals can have a glimpse at the joy and experiences shared by their great, great grandfathers and grandmothers, aunts and uncles and the like, even after their passing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Marc F. Jones
  • Patent number: 10273708
    Abstract: A transportable unit has a skid with a pivot connector to pivotally attach to a first mast leg of a drill rig mast. The skid also has a support connector to attach to a second mast leg support of the drill rig mast and a substructure connector to attach to a substructure of a drill rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PATTERSON-UTI DRILLING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Katherine J. Holst, Michael F. Jones, Tyson Andrew Springer, Kristopher Landon Murray Butler, Bradley James Schroeder, Christopher Medland