Patents by Inventor Frank Nicholas

Frank Nicholas 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: 11173134
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and dosing regimens for the treatment of depression (preferably, treatment resistant depression), for the treatment of depression in a suicidal patient, and/or for the treatment and/or prevention of suicidality (e.g. suicidal ideations).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Lodewijk Ivo Caers, Jaskaran Singh, Peter Nicholas Zannikos, Wayne C. Drevets, Ella Daly, Carla Marie Canuso, Margaret Fedgchin, Frank Wiegand
  • Publication number: 20210308076
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and dosing regimens for the treatment of depression (preferably, treatment resistant depression), for the treatment of depression in a suicidal patient, and/or for the treatment and/or prevention of suicidality (e.g. suicidal ideations).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Lodewijk Ivo Caers, Jaskaran Singh, Peter Nicholas Zannikos, Wayne C. Drevets, Ella Daly, Carla Marie Canuso, Margaret Fedgchin, Frank Wiegand
  • Patent number: 10402831
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a tag that may include an encapsulant and a plurality of three-dimensional objects randomly oriented within the encapsulant. Each three-dimensional object may include a plurality of characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature. At least one of the characteristics may be dependent on the orientation of the object. In some instances, the plurality of three-dimensional objects may also be randomly distributed within the encapsulant, and at least one of the characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature may be dependent on the distribution of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Authenticate, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Mancevski, Paul Frederick McClure, Frank Nicholas Bruno
  • Publication number: 20180374103
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a tag that may include an encapsulant and a plurality of three-dimensional objects randomly oriented within the encapsulant. Each three-dimensional object may include a plurality of characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature. At least one of the characteristics may be dependent on the orientation of the object. In some instances, the plurality of three-dimensional objects may also be randomly distributed within the encapsulant, and at least one of the characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature may be dependent on the distribution of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Authenticate, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Mancevski, Paul Frederick McClure, Frank Nicholas Bruno
  • Patent number: 9898744
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a tag that may include an encapsulant and a plurality of three-dimensional objects randomly oriented within the encapsulant. Each three-dimensional object may include a plurality of characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature. At least one of the characteristics may be dependent on the orientation of the object. In some instances, the plurality of three-dimensional objects may also be randomly distributed within the encapsulant, and at least one of the characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature may be dependent on the distribution of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Authenticate, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Mancevski, Paul Frederick McClure, Frank Nicholas Bruno
  • Publication number: 20170091783
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a tag that may include an encapsulant and a plurality of three-dimensional objects randomly oriented within the encapsulant. Each three-dimensional object may include a plurality of characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature. At least one of the characteristics may be dependent on the orientation of the object. In some instances, the plurality of three-dimensional objects may also be randomly distributed within the encapsulant, and at least one of the characteristics defining at least one statistically unique signature may be dependent on the distribution of the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Authenticate, LLC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mancevski, Paul Frederick McClure, Frank Nicholas Bruno
  • Patent number: 8746210
    Abstract: A helical torsion return spring and a throttle body assembly for urging a throttle plate of a throttle body assembly to a default position when a throttle motor of the throttle body assembly is disabled. The return spring includes a middle portion, a first end portion, a second end portion, a first spring leg, and a second spring leg. The throttle body assembly includes a throttle shaft, a first bushing, a second bushing, and the spring defined above. A first end portion center axis defined by the first end portion and a second end portion center axis defined by the second end portion are offset from a middle portion center axis defined by the middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20130284147
    Abstract: A helical torsion return spring and a throttle body assembly for urging a throttle plate of a throttle body assembly to a default position when a throttle motor of the throttle body assembly is disabled. The return spring includes a middle portion, a first end portion, a second end portion, a first spring leg, and a second spring leg. The throttle body assembly includes a throttle shaft, a first bushing, a second bushing, and the spring defined above. A first end portion center axis defined by the first end portion and a second end portion center axis defined by the second end portion are offset from a middle portion center axis defined by the middle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: FRANK A. NICHOLAS
  • Patent number: 7556007
    Abstract: In a method for forming an injection molded manifold, the portion of the mold that forms a septum is modified to provide a substantially thicker septum, preferably about 8.5 mm or greater. In the molding operation, one or more removable slides are inserted through this region of the mold, each slide being preferably about 2.5 mm thick and about 30 mm wide. The septum is cast around the slides which are then withdrawn from the septum after the polymer composite is set, resulting in a septum that is substantially thicker than a prior art septum, comprising first and second plates, each about 3 mm thick, and a plurality of open core voids about 2.5 mm high and about 30 mm wide between the plates. The improved septum is stiffer than a single 4 mm thick prior art septum, has a higher natural frequency, and improves suppression of engine noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Nicholas, Michael R. Brosseau, David A. Chinnici
  • Publication number: 20090001308
    Abstract: A valve to shaft assembly includes a butterfly-type valve, a pair of bushings receiving the valve and holding the valve in axial position within a housing, and a shaft engaging the valve and the bushings and rotating the bushings in the housing. The bushings include features to hold the valve in position in the bore prior to assembly of the valve and, furthermore, act as rotating bearing surfaces for the valve. The valve to shaft assembly process may be simplified, especially where multiple valves are assembled to a single common drive shaft, such as in a port face charge motion control valve. Furthermore, the valve to shaft assembly provides an axial degree of freedom between valve, drive shaft, and bore, which allows the valve to float on the axis of the drive shaft, to facilitate self centering of the valve in the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Dominic N. Dalo, David C. Shuler, Frank A. Nicholas, David A. Chinnici, Paul H. Williams, Edward A. Cary
  • Publication number: 20080135011
    Abstract: In a method for forming an injection molded manifold, the portion of the mold that forms a septum is modified to provide a substantially thicker septum, preferably about 8.5 mm or greater. In the molding operation, one or more removable slides are inserted through this region of the mold, each slide being preferably about 2.5 mm thick and about 30 mm wide. The septum is cast around the slides which are then withdrawn from the septum after the polymer composite is set, resulting in a septum that is substantially thicker than a prior art septum, comprising first and second plates, each about 3 mm thick, and a plurality of open core voids about 2.5 mm high and about 30 mm wide between the plates. The improved septum is stiffer than a single 4 mm thick prior art septum, has a higher natural frequency, and improves suppression of engine noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Frank A. Nicholas, Michael R. Brosseau, David A. Chinnici
  • Publication number: 20070204308
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of operating a channel recommendation system, including, providing a channel recommendation bid interface, receiving a bid request on the interface, and displaying a recommendation link to the channel on at least one user recommendation display device based on the bid request. Real time viewership information may also be used in the operation of the channel recommendation system. The invention further provides a method of operating a shared information system, including, receiving a recorded clip recommendation request, determining a recipient based on the recommendation request, wherein the recipient is a user different from the recommendation source, determining a recorded video clip based on the recommendation request, determining an ad based on a profile associated with the recipient, and associating the determined clip and the determined ad with the recipient. Real time viewership information may also be used in the operation of the shared information system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Nicholas, Ian Carswell
  • Publication number: 20070043766
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for creating, managing, and delivery of feed formatted content. One method includes: receiving a multimedia playlist request including at least one multimedia location indicator, determining at least one multimedia file location based on the at least one multimedia location indicator, and providing a multimedia playlist including at least one of the determined multimedia file locations. A further method includes: sending an authentication request to an authentication node including a first set of user identification information, receiving an authentication reply from the authentication node, providing multimedia location information, receiving a multimedia content request from a user node including a second set of user identification information, determining content ownership based on the first and second sets of user identification information, and providing the multimedia content based on the content request and the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Nicholas, Ian Carswell
  • Publication number: 20060258421
    Abstract: A fantasy server system operates a fantasy league including at least one fantasy player whereby one or more fantasy client devices participate in the fantasy league. In operation, the fantasy server system manages fantasy player information of a fantasy player and sponsorship information of the fantasy player on at least one of an individual basis and a team basis. The fantasy server system additionally associates a portion or an entirety of the sponsorship information of the fantasy player to a portion or an entirety of fantasy player information of the fantasy player when presenting both types of information to fantasy client device(s). The association can be feed formatted content and/or a subfeed formatted content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Nicholas, Ian Carswell
  • Patent number: 7118092
    Abstract: A vane-type throttle valve assembly including a body having a passage therethrough and a pivotable shaft transverse of the passage and supporting a vane for variably restricting the flow of material through the passage. The shaft is disposed in opposing bores in the valve body. Each bore includes an access slot. The valve is assembled by inserting an integrated shaft and vane into the passage, engaging the ends of the shaft into the access slots, and translating the shaft ends in the access slots until the ends of the shaft are positioned in the bores. The shaft is retained in the bores by bushings inserted from outside the valve body. In a currently preferred embodiment, the access slots are formed over an angle from an axis of the bores, and the shaft ends are entered into the bores by rotating the shaft and vane about the passage axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Nicholas, Ashish Singh, Curtis D. Lamb, Paul H. Williams
  • Publication number: 20060202148
    Abstract: A vane-type throttle valve assembly including a body having a passage therethrough and a pivotable shaft transverse of the passage and supporting a vane for variably restricting the flow of material through the passage. The shaft is disposed in opposing bores in the valve body. Each bore includes an access slot. The valve is assembled by inserting an integrated shaft and vane into the passage, engaging the ends of the shaft into the access slots, and translating the shaft ends in the access slots until the ends of the shaft are positioned in the bores. The shaft is retained in the bores by bushings inserted from outside the valve body. In a currently preferred embodiment, the access slots are formed over an angle from an axis of the bores, and the shaft ends are entered into the bores by rotating the shaft and vane about the passage axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Nicholas, Ashish Singh, Curtis Lamb, Paul Williams
  • Publication number: 20060184617
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method of providing user interest to a potential feed publisher. The method includes providing at least one feed, providing at least one information request feed item in the feed, receiving request information associated with the feed; and providing the request information to a potential feed publisher. The invention further provides a method of providing time sensitive information on a multimedia device. The method includes receiving a multimedia file associated with feed formatted content at a multimedia device, receiving a time activator associated with the multimedia file and the feed formatted content at the multimedia device, storing the multimedia file in association with the time activator at the multimedia device, receiving an information request, determining a time factor, and selectively providing the multimedia file on the multimedia device based on the information request, the time factor, and the time activator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Nicholas, Ian Carswell
  • Publication number: 20060143095
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of operating an on-line market system by receiving a photograph of a plurality of sides of a product, constructing a three dimensional product image from the photographs, and displaying the three dimensional product image in a three dimensional mall representation. Additionally, by receiving at least one product image at a seller's node, storing the product information in a seller's database, constructing a three dimensional store, positioning the product image in the store, constructing a three dimensional mall, positioning the store in the mall, and providing buyer access to the mall from a buyer's node. Also, by opening a plurality of socket connections between a mall network and a buyer, opening a plurality of socket connections between a mall network and a second buyer, and providing a database means to route a network connection between the buyer and second buyer wherein the connection provides bisynchronous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: James Sandus, Frank Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20060085259
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for facilitating a cooperative purchasing service. One method includes: providing a conditional purchase opportunity including a purchase threshold, providing information associated with the a conditional purchase opportunity to at least one display node, receiving a contingent purchase input from a user having a social network user profile, and associating the conditional purchase opportunity with the user profile. A further method includes: requesting cooperative purchase feed formatted content associated with a social network user account, receiving cooperative purchase feed formatted content including a cooperative purchase offer in response to the request, and providing the a cooperative purchase offer including a social network identifier, at a social network user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Frank Nicholas, Ian Carswell
  • Patent number: 7011072
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine including an air intake manifold having a rotary valve for regulating air flow within the manifold. The valve comprises a cylindrical shaft formed of stainless steel and butterfly vanes formed of plastic overmolded onto the shaft. The composite valve has a natural frequency of about 300 Hz and can resonate with engine noise. In accordance with the invention, the valve shaft is additionally provided with one or more sound-absorbing elastomeric dampers, formed preferably of a silicone rubber, that make contact with saddles in the intake manifold for extinguishing harmonic frequency response of the valve below 660 Hz. Preferably, the plastic butterfly vanes also are overcoated with the elastomer to further damp harmonic flexure and wave propagation in the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. Nicholas