Patents by Inventor Gregory Hunter

Gregory Hunter 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: 20160071032
    Abstract: The present invention is in the technical field of personnel management systems and methods for integration and streamlining business operations. More particularly, the present invention is in the technical field of computer, Internet and network based personnel management systems and methods for wherein unique dash boards are implemented to organize and streamline business operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140352029
    Abstract: A simulated necktie knot device is provided that secures two portions of a necktie together and provides an outward appearance of a necktie knot. The device comprises a frustoconical construction with an upper end, a lower end, and tapering sides. Along the upper end of the device is an upwardly extending securement flap configured to extend over the upper portion of the device and attach along the backside portion thereof via a fastener. The flap provides a means to pinch the portions of the necktie together within the device interior and reduce the upper end open area, thereby preventing sliding of the device therealong. The flap further simulates a portion of the necktie within along the upper portion of the knot. The material of the knot device is one that can be configured to mimic the necktie material or contrast therewith, depending on the style of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Hunter Jones
  • Publication number: 20100248328
    Abstract: The rate of porphyrin biosynthesis in mammals is controlled by the activity of the pyridoxal 5?-phosphate-dependent enzyme 5-aminolevulinate synthase. Assuming the turnover in this enzyme is controlled by conformational dynamics at a highly conserved active site loop, a variant library was constructed by targeting imperfectly conserved non-catalytic loop residues and the effects on product and porphyrin production were examined. Functional loop variants of the enzyme were tested for porphyrin fluorescence, which varied widely and thus facilitated identification of clones encoding unusually active enzyme variants. Nine loop variants leading to high in vivo porphyrin production were purified and characterized kinetically. Steady-state catalytic efficiencies for the two substrates were increased by up to one hundred-fold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Gregory A. Hunter, Gloria C. Ferreira, Thomas Lendrihas
  • Publication number: 20070283417
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for establishing and maintaining authenticity of a plurality of records and/or documentary materials to be persisted in an electronic archives system are provided. Each record and/or documentary material may be safeguarded throughout its entire lifecycle by monitoring and recording both intended changes to each said record and/or documentary material and its corresponding status, as well as unintended changes to each said record and/or documentary material. Context and structure associated with each said record and/or documentary material may be extracted and preserved. Substantially uninterrupted proof-of-custody including at least a source may be established and preserved for each said record and/or documentary material throughout its entire lifecycle. Essential characteristics of each said record and/or documentary material may be captured and preserved throughout its lifecycle in dependence on one or more changeable definitions of essential characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicants: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, HUNTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC., FENESTRA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, TESSELLA INC., ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Smolen, Fred Robinson, Gregory Hunter, Roy Rogers, Matthew McKennirey, Mark Evans, Ken Bedford
  • Publication number: 20070218465
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing protoporphyrin IX accumulation in a target cell population using aminolevulinate synthase variants. Aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy is a promising approach to treating dysplasic disorders such as cancer and atherosclerosis, but is limited by the lack of a means to deliver optimal quantities of aminolevulinic acid selectively to the target cells, and thereby ensure the best therapeutic response. The disclosed invention provides a means for enhancing the natural production of aminolevulinic acid selectively within target cells to levels predetermined to give an optimal therapeutic response, and is expected to lead to increased efficacy of treatment, possibly broadening the scope of diseases treatable by photodynamic therapy considerably. The disclosed invention is also amenable to patient specific therapy, meaning that a patient's target cells could be used to screen for the aminolevulinic acid delivery system most appropriate for the patient's needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Gregory A. Hunter, Gloria C. Ferreira
  • Publication number: 20060259096
    Abstract: A device for communicating electric signals across the skin layer (1) of a patient, wherein the device includes: an electrically conductive core (2) capable of forming an EMF flux loop; first (3) and second (4) coils, which are in EMF communication with said electrical conductive core (2) and wherein the first coil (3) is positioned externally to the patient and surrounds at least a first portion of the electrically conductive core (2); and the second coil (4) is implanted beneath or in the skin layer and surrounds at least a second portion of the electrically conductive core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Peter Ayre, Martin Cook, John Woodard, Gregory Hunter, Peter Watterson
  • Publication number: 20060244760
    Abstract: A method and system for performing full-scene anti-aliasing for an image through a technique of rotating and unrotating rasterization of a scene and rendering a resulting image. A scene is rasterized at a first angle relative to a first coordinate system to generate a plurality of pixels, which are then applied to a polygon surface that is rendered at a second angle equal to the inverse of the first angle. Thus, the resulting image is re-oriented with respect to the first coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory Hunter
  • Publication number: 20060197778
    Abstract: A method and system for performing multi-sample rendering of antialiased images. The pixels of an image are sampled in accordance with sampling patterns. Each of the sampling patterns defines sampling locations at which sample values are calculated. A value for a pixel in the image is calculated by combining respective sample values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: James Peterson, Robert Mullis, Gregory Hunter
  • Publication number: 20050174651
    Abstract: A binocular viewing system provides images from electronic display elements to the left and right eyes of a user transmitted via right eye and left eye display assemblies connected by a nose bridging element. The binocular viewing system includes an interpupillary distance adjustment mechanism to accommodate multiple users. Accommodation for vision correction and a focus mechanism may also be provided. Component parts can be formed integrally. A source of image date is communication with the electronic display elements includes a television, a digital video disc player, an MPEG4 player, a camcorder, a digital camera, a video tape player, a personal computer, a personal digital assistant, or a cellular telephone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Spitzer, Gregory Hunter, Paul Zavracky
  • Publication number: 20050085386
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to crop protection compositions and methods for making and using the compositions. More specifically, the invention relates to crop protection compositions utilizing talc and one or more additives providing for improved aqueous suspension of the talc and methods for making such compositions. The present invention also discloses horticultural substrates coated with a crop protective composition utilizing talc and one or more additives providing for improved aqueous suspension of the talc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Hunter, Carl Nichols
  • Patent number: 6558008
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a display system includes bonding a silicon substrate to a second substrate with an insulating layer. The silicon substrate is thinned to form a thin film silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structure. A matrix display circuit is formed with the SOI structure. A light shield pattern is formed over regions of the matrix display circuit. A light source, the matrix display circuit and a magnifying lens are positioned within a display housing such that light from the light source is directed onto the display and an image on the display is magnified by the lens for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Salerno, Matthew Zavracky, Stephen Offsey, David Chastain, Michel Arney, Benjamin Beck, Gregory Hunter, Kevin O'Connor, Alan Richard
  • Patent number: 6511187
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a display system includes bonding a silicon substrate to a second substrate with an insulating layer. The silicon substrate is thinned to form a thin film silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structure. A matrix display circuit is formed with the SOI structure. A light shield pattern is formed over regions of the matrix display circuit. A light source, the matrix display circuit and a magnifying lens are positioned within a display housing such that light from the light source is directed onto the display and an image on the display is magnified by the lens for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Salerno, Matthew Zavracky, Stephen Offsey, David Chastain, Michel Arney, Benjamin Beck, Gregory Hunter, Kevin O'Connor, Alan Richard
  • Patent number: 6171419
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an interior panel for a vehicle door includes mandrels which hold rolls of vinyl laminate and fiberglass reinforcing mat and from which sheets of vinyl laminate and reinforcing mat are pulled in overlying relation with respect to each other. The vinyl and mat sheets are tacked together, cut to a predetermined length by a cutting mechanism, and moved into a heater by a pin-chain conveyor system. In the heater, the vinyl and mat are heated until the vinyl, which is supported at its edges by the pin-chain conveyor, sags a sufficient amount to indicate that the vinyl is sufficiently softened. The heated vinyl and mat are then moved to a vacuum mold part and thereafter a vacuum is applied to draw the vinyl to a molding surface of the vacuum mold part. A vacuum assist, carried on a carrier, engages the mat and heated vinyl within the vacuum mold part to press the mat into the heated vinyl to partially embed the mat into the vinyl to secure the mat to the vinyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Magna Interior Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Heiman, Gregory Hunter, Bernard Koester, Joseph Klun, Christopher J. Niehaus, Michael K. Bonner
  • Patent number: 5858215
    Abstract: The combination of a water filter and a display for indication of the water filter condition includes an electrical circuit connected to the display and responsive to use of the water filter. The circuit includes a microcontroller, a timer connected to the microcontroller and providing timing signals thereto, and a switch connected to the microcontroller and responsive to the flow of water from the filter to cause the microcontroller to process the timing signals. The microcontroller is programmed to utilize the timing signals to provide an electrical signal to the display indicative of filter condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas H. Burchard, Gregory Hunter, Kevin M. Johnson, John Lofgren, Henry N. Wagner, Lee A. Mercer
  • Patent number: 5823229
    Abstract: A faucet having multiple water discharges includes a housing, an input water connection for the housing, a stream discharge on the housing, a spray discharge on the housing, a filtered water discharge on the housing, a water filter within the housing, and a control valve in the housing connected to each of the water discharges. There is an unfiltered water flow path from the input water connection to the control valve. A manual actuator accessible from the exterior of the housing operates the control valve to direct water from the unfiltered water flow path to either the stream discharge or the spray discharge. There is a filtered water flow path from the input water connection, through the filter, to the control valve. A filtered water manual actuator accessible from the exterior of the housing operates the control valve to direct filtered water to the filtered water discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: John E. Bertrand, Lee A. Mercer, Thomas H. Burchard, Gregory Hunter, John Lofgren, Henry N. Wagner, Kevin M. Johnson, Jeffery Karg
  • Patent number: 5786807
    Abstract: A convertible peripheral input device comprises a control pad and a multiaxis input device selectably mounted on either side of the control pad so that the multiaxis input device can be positioned for right-hand use or left-hand use according to the user's preference. The multiaxis input device can be rotated from one position to another by use of a hinge mechanism with two points of rotation; one for rotation of the multiaxis input device 180 degrees relative to the hinge mechanism and the second point of rotation allowing the hinge mechanism to rotate 180 degrees relative to the control pad bottom surface. The rotatable hinge mechanism may be used with videogame control pads and joysticks as well as keyboards with mouse controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Johnny D. Couch, Sarah Mason, Ira L. Velinsky, Steven Kevin Guerrera, Gregory Hunter, John Gundlach, Masanori Kudou
  • Patent number: 5781180
    Abstract: A convertible peripheral input device comprises a control pad and a multiaxis input device selectably mounted on the edges of the control pad so that the multiaxis input device can be positioned for right-handed use or left-handed use according to the user's preference. The multiaxis input device can be rotated from one position to another by the use of a hinge mechanism with two points of rotation: one for rotation of the multiaxis input device 180 degrees relative to the hinge mechanism and the second point of rotation allowing the hinge mechanism to be rotated 180 degrees relative to the control pad bottom surface. The rotatable hinge mechanism may be used with videogame control pads and joysticks as well as keyboards with mouse controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Sega of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnny D. Couch, Sarah Mason Richmond, Ira L. Velinsky, Steven Kevin Guerrera, Gregory Hunter, John Gundlach, Masanori Kudou
  • Patent number: 5743614
    Abstract: A housing is mountable on a carousel slide projector. The housing contains a movable light valve slide assembly that is coupled to a video signal source. The light valve slide assembly is movable between a position within the housing and a position outside the housing. When mounted on the slide projector, the light valve slide assembly can be moved into the projection chamber of the slide projector. The video signal source transmits a video signal to the light valve slide assembly, where the video signal is converted to a drive signal to actuate pixels on the light valve. The light valve thus generates a video image that is projected onto a viewing surface. Preferably the light valve is an active matrix liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Salerno, Matthew Zayracky, Stephen Offsey, David Chastain, Michel Arney, Benjamin Beck, Gregory Hunter, Kevin O'Connor, Alan Richard
  • Patent number: 5744033
    Abstract: A water filter cartridge for use with a water faucet includes a cover and a filter element located within the cover. The cover has a single unfiltered water input connection and a pair of water output connections, one for filtered water and one for unfiltered water. There is a conduit within the cover connecting the unfiltered water input connection and the unfiltered water output connection. There is a flow path within the cover from said unfiltered water input connection, through said filter element, and connecting to said filtered water output connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: John E. Bertrand, Thomas H. Burchard, Gregory Hunter, Kevin M. Johnson, Jeffery Karg
  • Patent number: 5713652
    Abstract: A housing is mountable on a carousel slide projector. The housing contains a movable light valve slide assembly that is coupled to a video signal source. The light valve slide assembly is movable between a position within the housing and a position outside the housing. When mounted on the slide projector, the light valve slide assembly can be moved into the projection chamber of the slide projector. The video signal source transmits a video signal to the light valve slide assembly, where the video signal is converted to a drive signal to actuate pixels on the light valve. The light valve thus generates a video image that is projected onto a viewing surface. Preferably the light valve is an active matrix liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Zavracky, Stephen Offsey, David Chastain, Michel Arney, Benjamin Beck, Gregory Hunter, Kevin O'Connor, Alan Richard