Patents by Inventor Jack A. Denton

Jack A. Denton 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: 9675275
    Abstract: Devices, Methods and Systems are disclosed for assisting patients in behavioral modification and cessation programs aimed at terminating undesired behaviors such as smoking, alcohol use and others. Patient devices with automated patient prompting for self-testing, analysis of test results and data logging are included in a networked system with a specifically designed treatment modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Carrot Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Jack Denton Utley, Kathryn Mary Utley, Alek Denton Utley, Haley Grace Utley, MacKenzie Taylor Utley, Emma Kathryn Utley
  • Patent number: 9420971
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems are disclosed for assisting patients in behavioral modification and cessation programs aimed at terminating undesired behaviors such as smoking, alcohol use and others. Patient devices configured to be easily carried or worn including test units such as carbon monoxide blood level sensors with automated patient prompting for self-testing, analysis of test results and data logging are included in a networked system with a specifically designed treatment modality. Devices and methods disclosed are particularly suited to use in smoking cessation treatment and programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Carrot Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Jack Denton Utley, Kathryn Mary Utley, Alek Denton Utley, Haley Grace Utley, MacKenzie Taylor Utley, Emma Kathryn Utley
  • Publication number: 20160192880
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for use in detecting a number of substances that may be present, whether constantly or intermittently, in the oral cavity and indicative of specific undesirable and/or unhealthy behaviors. Disclosed devices including detectors that indicate the presence of targeted substances qualitatively or quantitatively, may be secured temporarily, semi-permanently or permanently in the oral cavity employing known dental materials and techniques. The disclosed methods and devices enable constant passive monitoring and therefore may aid in the cessation via a number of positive and negative feedback mechanisms, as well as providing additional diagnostic information to healthcare providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Jack Denton Utley, Kathryn Mary Utley, Alek Denton Utley, Haley Grace Utley, MacKenzie Taylor Utley, Emma Kathryn Utley
  • Publication number: 20110270053
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are disclosed for use in detecting a number of substances that may be present, whether constantly or intermittently, in the oral cavity and indicative of specific undesirable and/or unhealthy behaviors. Disclosed devices including detectors that indicate the presence of targeted substances qualitatively or quantitatively, may be secured temporarily, semi-permanently or permanently in the oral cavity employing known dental materials and techniques. The disclosed methods and devices enable constant passive monitoring and therefore may aid in the cessation via a number of positive and negative feedback mechanisms, as well as providing additional diagnostic information to healthcare providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Jack Denton Utley, Kathryn Mary Utley, Alek Denton Utley, Haley Grace Utley, MacKenzie Taylor Utley, Emma Kathryn Utley
  • Publication number: 20110263947
    Abstract: Devices, Methods and Systems are disclosed for assisting patients in behavioral modification and cessation programs aimed at terminating undesired behaviors such as smoking, alcohol use and others. Patient devices with automated patient prompting for self-testing, analysis of test results and data logging are included in a networked system with a specifically designed treatment modality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Jack Denton Utley, Kathryn Mary Utley, Alek Denton Utley, Haley Grace Utley, MacKenzie Taylor Utley, Emma Kathryn Utley
  • Publication number: 20100209897
    Abstract: An intraoral behavior monitoring and aversion device to assist a user in quitting an undesirable behavior such as tobacco smoking, tobacco chewing, use of snuff, illicit drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive food consumption, and/or other undesirable activity facilitated via the mouth. The aversion device may be wholly or partially configured to be disposed in the user's mouth, for example. The aversion device may include a detector and a output device, wherein the detector is configured to detect a parameter indicative of the user engaging in the habit or undesirable activity. If (and only if) the detector detects such a parameter, the output device may, optionally, deliver a negative stimulus to the user, thus providing negative feedback and creating an incentive for the user to limit if not eliminate the undesirable activity. The device may be configured to store and/or relay data representing sensed conditions in the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Michael Berman, Peter T. Keith, Robert E. Atkinson, Jack Denton Utley, JR.
  • Patent number: 7610919
    Abstract: An intraoral aversion device to assist a user in quitting an undesirable behavior such as tobacco smoking, tobacco chewing, use of snuff, illicit drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive food consumption, and/or other undesirable activity facilitated via the mouth. The aversion device may be wholly or partially configured to be disposed in the user's mouth, for example. The aversion device may include a detector and a output device, wherein the detector is configured to detect a parameter indicative of the user engaging in the habit or undesirable activity. If (and only if) the detector detects such a parameter, the output device delivers a negative stimulus to the user, thus providing negative feedback and creating an incentive for the user to limit if not eliminate the undesirable activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Aetherworks II, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Utley, Jack Denton Utley, Jr., Peter Trexler Keith, Michael Berman, Robert Emmett Atkinson
  • Patent number: 6816761
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring moving equipment operations for determining operator efficiencies for moving operations. The system and method for monitoring moving equipment operations includes a position locating assembly coupled to an moving equipment for determining a current position of the moving equipment on an interval basis, a data storage means operationally coupled to the position locating assembly for recording the current position for each interval, and a data processing means for processing and presenting the position information for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Jack A. Denton
  • Patent number: 6711496
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring cargo container mobility and efficiency for facilitating post-transit analysis of cargo shipments. The system and method of monitoring cargo container mobility and efficiency includes a mobile location data module which is couplable to a cargo container and is used for determining and recording position and time data on an interval basis as well as supplemental information, a data processing means for processing the position and time data into efficiency track information for post-transit analysis, and a data presentation means for presenting the efficiency track information to a user for facilitating post-transit analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Jack A. Denton
  • Publication number: 20030083796
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring moving equipment operations for determining operator efficiencies for moving operations. The system and method for monitoring moving equipment operations includes a position locating assembly coupled to an moving equipment for determining a current position of the moving equipment on an interval basis, a data storage means operationally coupled to the position locating assembly for recording the current position for each interval, and a data processing means for processing and presenting the position information for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Jack A. Denton
  • Publication number: 20030083815
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring cargo container mobility and efficiency for facilitating post-transit analysis of cargo shipments. The system and method of monitoring cargo container mobility and efficiency includes a mobile location data module which is couplable to a cargo container and is used for determining and recording position and time data on an interval basis as well as supplemental information, a data processing means for processing the position and time data into efficiency track information for post-transit analysis, and a data presentation means for presenting the efficiency track information to a user for facilitating post-transit analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Jack A. Denton
  • Patent number: 5269662
    Abstract: An aircraft air conditioner refrigerant compressor drive and mounting apparatus for use on aircraft of the type having free rotating power output gears in the accessory pads. The accessory pads accept the mounting of the compressor drive and mounting apparatus to which is mounted an air conditioner refrigerant compressor. The engine power output gear couples with the drive shaft within the compressor drive and mounting apparatus. The drive shaft extends linearly through the compressor drive and mounting apparatus, and is supported by bearings within. Bracket means are provided for mounting an air conditioner refrigerant compressor to the compressor drive and mounting apparatus such that the refrigerant compressor drive shaft is generally parallel with the compressor drive and mounting apparatus drive shaft. A pulley is attached to the refrigerant compressor drive shaft and generally aligned with a pulley on the compressor drive and mounting apparatus drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Inventors: John W. Denton, Jack A. Denton