Patents by Inventor James A. Baker

James A. Baker 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: 10492493
    Abstract: Solid form compositions for deterring birds, methods for making such compositions and methods for deterring birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: B3 Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Bud Harmon, Bob Baker, James BeMiller
  • Patent number: 10490086
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method processes position information for aircraft located on the ground and provides a notification to a remote user in response to a triggering event. Typically, aircraft position data is received over a digital network. The service accepts requests for notification associated with an identified aircraft and subsequently provides notifications of events based upon the aircraft position data. Upon receiving a user query, a server subsequently retrieves a result set from the aircraft ground position data and determines if an event associated with the identified aircraft has occurred and if so, triggers the notification. In one form, the requested notification may be presented to the user in the form of an HTML message or update, e-mail, telephone call, text message or the some other electronic transmission or message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FlightAware, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Baker, Karl Lehenbauer, Caroline Rodewig, James Sulak, Mark L. Duell Jr., Zachery Conn, Jeffrey A. Lawson
  • Publication number: 20190354616
    Abstract: Data item deltas are generated for each of M updates of a plurality of updates, wherein M is greater than or equal to one, and a first first-level combined delta is generated representing N updates of the plurality of updates, wherein N is greater than M, and the N updates comprise the M updates and O=N?M other updates. A first second-level combined delta is generated representing J updates of the plurality of updates, wherein J is greater than N, and the J updates comprise the N updates and K other updates of the plurality of updates, wherein K=J?N. The deltas, the first first-level combined delta and the first second-level combined delta are stored for enabling subsequent reading of at least part of the data by accessing the data item, the first first-level combined delta and the first second-level combined delta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: James Baker, Robert Kruszewski, Ovidiu-Dan Sanduleac
  • Publication number: 20190350190
    Abstract: A bait station for use with trapping rodents, including a housing, a ballast located within a base of the housing to inhibit movement of the bait station, at least one rodent trap retention area located above the ballast, and at least one rodent access to an interior of the housing though a side panel of the base at a height greater than that of the ballast. The bait station may include a removable tray disposed above the ballast that includes the rodent trap retention area to facilitate rodent removal and cleaning. Opposing first and second rodent access openings may be located on opposite side walls of the base to facilitate rodent entry from multiple directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Polenick, Dale Baker, James Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10463978
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a refreshable braille display accessory for a game controller that includes a housing sized to be received by a handheld game controller, a braille display including a plurality of pins arranged in a plurality of braille cells, each of the plurality of braille cells to provide tactile feedback representative of individual braille characters, and a control circuit enclosed within the housing to control refreshable activation of at least a portion of the plurality of pins based at least in part on a translation of game text or game audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jessica Julie Tran, Patrick Thomas Gaule, John Richard Porter, III, Catherine Marie Baker, Dillon Taylor Baker, Brannon James Zahand, Harrison Tu
  • Patent number: 10463291
    Abstract: Blood collection devices having a retractable needle are provided. Activation of the retraction mechanism causes release of propellant from a propellant chamber, which drives a retraction assembly carrying the needle into a body of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: L.O.M. Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph E. Woloschuk, Scott E. Castanon, Warren Marc Terry, Joseph James Baker
  • Patent number: 10469481
    Abstract: A computing device creates verification information and a challenge token and sends the verification information and token to a server. A server receives a command and authentication information and uses the verification information to verify the authentication information. The server creates authentication credentials based on the authentication information and the challenge token. The computing device receives the command and the authentication credentials from the server, determines whether the credentials are valid, and then processes the command if the credentials are valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Mahaffey, Timothy Micheal Wyatt, Brian James Buck, Matthew Robert Baker, Danielle Hewson Kingsley, Elaine P. Teoh, Marc William Rogers
  • Patent number: 10427829
    Abstract: A thinned metal can end having a non-uniform thickness profile is provided. The can end has a central panel having at least a first thickness, a middle portion having at least a second thickness greater than the first thickness, and an end portion having at least a third thickness greater than the first and second thicknesses. The can end is configured to be joined to a can wall by a double seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Containers LLC
    Inventors: Gerald James Baker, Michael Patrick Moore
  • Patent number: 10432469
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing a node-based access control system are described herein. In an embodiment, a server computer stores a node based policy system wherein each node identifies a resource and a policy for the resource. The server computer identifies a policy for a first node and an identifier of a second node wherein the second node is a parent node to the first node. The server computer maps an effective policy identifier to the policy for the first node and the identifier of the second node. The server computer stores data associating the effective policy identifier with the first node. The server computer identifies a policy for a third node and an identifier of the second node, wherein the second node is a parent node to the third node and wherein the policy for the third node is equivalent to the policy for the first node. The server computer then stores data associating the effective policy identifier with the third node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Rickards, James Baker, Marco Gelmi, Radu-Cosmin Balan, Savino Sguera
  • Publication number: 20190295214
    Abstract: A method and system for rendering a graphic object that decouples shading from rasterization is disclosed. The method includes selecting a set of points of a graphic object for shading. At least one shading parameter is determined for application to the selected set of points of the graphic object. The selected points are shaded using the shading parameter image to produce a shaded graphic object image via a graphic processor at a first frequency relative to the frame rate. The shaded graphic object image is rasterized into a frame image in parallel at a second frequency relative to the frame rate. Multiple processors may be used for the shading and rasterization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Kurt Baker, Timothy James Kipp
  • Publication number: 20190284267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Tau-binding antibodies and binding fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: DAVID EDWARD ORMONDE KNIGHT, TERENCE SEWARD BAKER, DAVID JAMES MCMILLAN, ROBERT ANTHONY GRIFFIN, GEORGES MAIRET-COELLO, PATRICK DOWNEY, JEAN-PHILIPPE COURADE
  • Publication number: 20190289036
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for managing access permissions associated with data resources. Example embodiments involve evaluating user access permissions with respect to shared data resources of a group of network applications. The method includes receiving a request to access a data resource. The method further includes accessing a policy object linked to the data resource that includes an effective policy for the data resource. The method further includes evaluating a user's access permissions with respect to the data resource based on the policy object and communicating a response to the network application that includes the access permission of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Elliot, Jason Zhao, Brian Schimpf, Jacob Meacham, Marco Gelmi, Benjamin Duffield, Savino Sguera, James Baker, Neil Rickards, Javier Campanini, Qinfeng Chen, Derek Cicerone, Nathan Ziebart
  • Publication number: 20190268385
    Abstract: Implementations may provide contextually-aware consensus assistance for meeting participants. A system may include a computerized or automated assistant that can help a team come to an accurate consensus even when team members are not present in a meeting. The accuracy of a decision can be improved by reaching out to relevant voters who may be absent. A meeting and a decision process can proceed even when a meeting does not meet the requirements of a quorum. For example, if ten people are required to make a decision, and only seven show up to a meeting, the meeting can still move forward, and voting can still be conducted using the disclosed techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Casey James Baker
  • Publication number: 20190264625
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for exhaust heat recovery and EGR cooling via a single heat exchanger. In one example, a method may include selecting a specific mode of operation of an engine exhaust system with the heat exchanger based on engine operating conditions and an estimated fuel efficacy factor. The fuel efficiency factor may take into account fuel efficacy benefits from EGR and exhaust heat recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: William Samuel Schwartz, Gregory Patrick McConville, Chad Allan Baker, Timothy Noah Blatchley, Michael James Uhrich
  • Publication number: 20190266238
    Abstract: Implementations may provide contextually-aware expertise or decision-making assistance for meeting participants. A system may include a computerized or automated assistant to help participants of a communication session to identify individuals having expertise related to a topic discussed during the communication session. The system, through the use of an agent-assisted response intelligence observing the communication session, may identify that meeting participants require assistance or expertise on a discussed topic. The agent-assisted response intelligence may reach out to individuals to ascertain if they have the expertise related to the discussed topic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Thomas FAULKNER, Casey James BAKER
  • Publication number: 20190256445
    Abstract: The present application provides a hydrodefluorodimerization process, which is useful in the synthesis of, for example, fluoroolefins that can be used as refrigerants, blowers and the like. The process is an “early-stage fluorination” process, wherein precursors containing fluorine are assembled into the desired product using a zerovalent nickel catalyst. Also provided is a liquid composition comprising one or more fluoroolefin produced by this catalytic process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas BAKER, Alexandre James SICARD
  • Publication number: 20190240437
    Abstract: An external fluid communication apparatus that is placed adjacent to a surface, the fluid communication apparatus including a flexible surrounding sidewall having a first end portion and an opposing second end portion with a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the first end portion is adapted to connect to a fluid source containing a fluid and the second end portion is adapted to feed a consumer of the fluid with the sidewall operationally communicating the fluid from the first end portion to the second end portion, the sidewall further having an inner surface and an opposing outer surface. Further included in the external fluid communication apparatus is a flexible textured matte skin element disposed on the outer surface that is operational to not reflect ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: Roger James Baker
  • Publication number: 20190223844
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing bodily waste matter within a toilet bowl, the apparatus comprising: a surface adapted to fit within a toilet bowl so as to releasably capture bodily waste matter within the toilet bowl; and a sealable aperture arranged to provide an outlet for release of bodily waste matter captured within the toilet bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Baker George Group Limited
    Inventors: George James Baker ABOAGYE, Neil Bentley CAMMISH
  • Patent number: 10362064
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for managing access permissions associated with data resources. The method includes providing a user interface for registering a policy to a client device, and receiving a policy registration associated with a data resource stored in a first network database. The method further includes registering a policy associated with the data resource based on the policy registration. The registering of the policy includes creating a policy object that is linked to the data resource and storing the policy object in a second network database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Elliot, Jason Zhao, Brian Schimpf, Jacob Meacham, Marco Gelmi, Benjamin Duffield, Savino Sguera, James Baker, Neil Rickards, Javier Campanini, Qinfeng Chen, Derek Cicerone, Nathan Ziebart
  • Patent number: 10359215
    Abstract: A tracking system for a solar collector is disclosed. The tracking system includes at least two polarization cameras and a tracking controller configured to: determine orientations of maximal intensity of polarized light received from the at least one heliostat mirror; generate radial lines based on the orientation of maximal intensity of polarized light from the at least one heliostat mirror; determine a position of the sun based on an intersection of the radial lines; and re-orient the at least one heliostat mirror based on the determined position of the sun. In the preferred embodiment, the sun position may be determined based on radial lines corresponding to three or more cameras mounted around the receiver aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EDISUN MICROGRIDS, INC.
    Inventor: James Baker