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).

  • Publication number: 20170346863
    Abstract: A method of monitoring shared user event at a user terminal, including identifying one or more shared user events of which the user of the terminal is not a participant and obtaining information about the content and/or participants of said shared user event without becoming a participant of the shared user event. Based on said obtained information a display is caused to render at least one portal object representing said shared experience, the portal object providing a view of the content and/or participants of said shared experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Mark Robert Swift, Alistair Robert Kilpatrick, Kevin D. Morrison, Casey James Baker, Thomas Steven Bouchard
  • Patent number: 9788624
    Abstract: A hair styling apparatus including a first and a second arm moveable between a closed position in which a contacting surface of the first arm is adjacent a contacting surface of the second arm and an open position in which the contacting surfaces of each arm are spaced apart, whereby the contacting surfaces of each arm have complementary profiles so that, in use, a section of hair is clamped between the contacting surfaces when the arms are in the closed position, and where a heating zone on at least one of the contacting surfaces is provided to heat the section of hair between the contacting surfaces, a cooling zone on at least one of the contacting surfaces is provided for cooling the section of hair after the section of hair has been heated, and the cooling zone is curved whereby, in use, as the hair styling apparatus is moved along the section of hair in a generally linear fashion, the section of hair is curled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: JEMELLA LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Weatherly, Daniel Brady, Steve Sayers, Mark Andrew Gagiano, Timothy David Moore, Jeremy Peter Clements, Paul Scott, James Baker
  • Publication number: 20170285030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by assaying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew James BAKER, Peter ABEL, Robert William LEA
  • Publication number: 20170253370
    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: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Gerald James Baker, Michael Patrick Moore
  • Publication number: 20170198942
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: James Baker
  • Publication number: 20170150724
    Abstract: Compositions and methods, including novel homogeneous microparticulate suspensions, are described for treating natural and artificial surfaces that contain bacterial biofilm, including unexpected synergy or enhancing effects between bismuth-thiol (BT) compounds and certain antibiotics, to provide formulations including antiseptic formulations. Previously unpredicted antibacterial properties and anti-biofilm properties of disclosed BT compounds and BT compound-plus-antibiotic combinations are also described, including preferential efficacies of certain such compositions for treating certain gram-positive bacterial infections, and distinct preferential efficacies of certain such compositions for treating certain gram-negative bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventor: Brett Hugh James Baker
  • Patent number: 9664680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by assaying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew James Baker, Peter Abel, Robert William Lea
  • Patent number: 9661287
    Abstract: A device for projecting images from a video generating device such as a computer, television receiver, or similar device onto a screen or other surface is described in this invention. The device uses a rotating disk containing numerous lenses to direct a light beam from a laser or other light source towards the screen. In one embodiment, a pulsed laser light from red, green, and blue lasers are combined into a single light pulse that is transmitted through the rotating disk that transmit each light pulse to a specific location on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: David James Baker, Richard A Baker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9651409
    Abstract: A pointer assembly includes a guide, a helical drive member supported in the guide, a motor for axially rotating the helical drive member, a follower carried by the helical drive member, and a pointer coupled to the follower and movable relative to the guide for indicating a measured value, wherein axial rotation of the helical drive member in a clockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a first direction relative to the guide and axial rotation of the helical drive member in a counterclockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a second direction relative to the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark James Baker
  • Publication number: 20170099781
    Abstract: A blade assembly for cutting roots is installed on a hand-carried weed cutter or hand-carried side walk edger. The blade assembly comprises a central blade support that supports a central blade. A plurality of cutting blades are stacked on both sides of the central blade to form a stack of blades. The stack of blades is secured together by fasteners that pass through openings in the blades. The central blade and each of the plurality of cutting blades comprises a plurality of teeth. Outermost blades in the stack of blades are smaller in diameter than the blades directly adjacent to the outermost blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Samuel James Baker
  • Publication number: 20160375034
    Abstract: Compositions and methods, including novel homogeneous microparticulate suspensions, are described for treating natural surfaces that contain bacterial biofilm, including unexpected synergy or enhancing effects between bismuth-thiol (BT) compounds and certain antibiotics, to provide formulations including antiseptic formulations. Previously unpredicted antibacterial properties and anti-biofilm properties of disclosed BT compounds and BT compound-plus-antibiotic combinations are also described, including preferential efficacies of certain such compositions for treating certain gram-positive bacterial infections, and distinct preferential efficacies of certain such compositions for treating certain gram-negative bacterial infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Brett Hugh James Baker, Philip Domenico
  • Publication number: 20160339202
    Abstract: A gas-powered, pneumatic ventilator (1) is driven by compressed air from a compressor (2) and its outlet (11) is connected via corrugated tubing (30) to a patient valve (34) and face mask or the like. A source (4) of pure oxygen, such as from an oxygen cylinder (40), is connected via small bore tubing (38) to a gas inlet (37) adjacent the air inlet (33) of the patient valve (34) so that supplementary oxygen is mixed with the air. The patient valve (34) closes and a patient dump valve (16) in the ventilator opens during the exhalation phase to allow oxygen supplied to the patient valve (34) to fill the corrugated tubing (30) from the patient end (32) and displace air in the tubing out of the patient dump valve (16) so that a volume of oxygen is collected in the tubing and is dispensed to the patient during the next inspiratory phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert James Burchell, David James Baker, Clive John Millward, Mark Sinclair Varney
  • Patent number: 9477065
    Abstract: A heliostat array comprising a modular grid is disclosed. The array comprises a plurality of grid members; a plurality of stanchions connected to six of the plurality of the grid members; a plurality of heliostats mounted on stanchions and grid members. Each stanchion may consist of a threaded rod and locking mechanism for rigidly affixing the six grid members to the threaded rod. Each of the plurality of heliostats comprises a mirror, a circular track, and a carousel for rotating the mirror about the circular track. The circular track is concentric with a stanchion and mounted to three grid members that are 120 degrees apart. Each of the carousels may be operably coupled to and biased toward the corresponding circular track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EDISUN MICROGRIDS, INC.
    Inventors: James Baker, Nikolai Syssoev, Aaron Fyke
  • Publication number: 20160286928
    Abstract: A hair styling apparatus comprising a pair of closable jaws (20,22) to engage a user's hair. Said jaws (20,22) have complementary shapes with, a first said jaw (20) defining a curved ridge and a second said jaw (22) defining a curved recess. One or both of said jaws (20,22) includes a heater such that, when said jaws are closed, hair is heated in a heating region (16) between the ridge of said first jaw (20) and the recess of said second jaw (22). Said second jaw (22) has a curved longitudinal surface having an active cooling region (14). A transverse cross section through said second jaw (22) defines at least one S-shaped curve having a forward curve into which said ridge of said first jaw (20) fits, and a linked reverse curve bearing said active cooling region (14) on which hair may be cooled and curved. Said heating region (16) is located on said forward curve; and said active cooling region (14) is located on said reverse curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Alexander WEATHERLY, Daniel BRADY, Steve SAYERS, Mark Andrew GAGIANO, Timothy David MOORE, Paul SCOTT, Jeremy Peter CLEMENTS, James BAKER, Paul Edwin LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20160286697
    Abstract: A splice device for electromagnetically sealing a junction or bond between a plurality of cables is provided. A first and second cable each has a conductive core wire, an inner insulation, a braided sleeve, and an insulating cover. The junction or bond fixes and electrically connects the core wire of the second cable to the core wire of the first cable. A plurality of ferrules overlays the braided sleeve and the insulating cover of the first cable and the braided sleeve and the insulating cover of the second cable. A plurality of ring collars overlays the plurality of ferrules and is fixed to the plurality of ferrules. A splice cover or shield overlays the first cable, second cable, plurality of ferrules, and plurality of ring collars and electromagnetically seals the junction/bond between the core wires of the first cable and the second cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Robert Degen, Jesus Joel Pantino, Matthew James Baker
  • Publication number: 20160252510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of diagnosing and/or prognosing proliferative disorders, especially brain cancers (e.g. gliomas). In particular, the present invention provides a means to conveniently detect malignant tumours merely by as saying or analysing blood (particularly blood serum). Cytokines and/or angiogenesis factors in blood serum have been found to be surprisingly powerful at indicating the presence of brain cancers in a subject. Moreover, spectroscopic analysis, especially ATR-FTIR analysis, of a blood sample has been demonstrated to be surprisingly effective at producing a signature that can be correlated with the presence, extent, severity, or aggressiveness of malignant tumours in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew James BAKER, Peter ABEL, Robert William LEA
  • Patent number: 9408393
    Abstract: Compositions and methods, including novel homogeneous microparticulate suspensions, are described for treating natural and artificial surfaces that contain bacterial biofilm, including unexpected synergy or enhancing effects between bismuth-thiol (BT) compounds and certain antibiotics, to provide formulations including antiseptic formulations. Previously unpredicted antibacterial properties and anti-biofilm properties of disclosed BT compounds and BT compound-plus-antibiotic combinations are also described, including preferential efficacies of certain such compositions for treating certain gram-positive bacterial infections, and distinct preferential efficacies of certain such compositions for treating certain gram-negative bacterial infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Microbion Corporation
    Inventor: Brett Hugh James Baker
  • Patent number: 9413807
    Abstract: A method dynamically assigns tasks for visually presenting data. A server receives a request, from a client device, to display a visual representation of data in a designated format. The request specifies one or more client device characteristics, including: client memory capacity; current client memory utilization; client processor capability; current client processor utilization; and the client's web browser. The server determines whether to render the requested visual representation at the server or at the client device based on several factors, including the client device characteristics and the size of the data set. When rendering at the client, the server sends the requested data to the client, including data necessary to render the visual representation in the designated format. Otherwise, the server renders the requested visual representation according to the designated format using the data, and sends the rendered image to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: TABLEAU SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Sherman, James Baker, Lu Sien Tan, Justin Frederick Rockwood, Jason Scott King, Daniel Philip Cory, Stephen Howard Pellegrin, Austin David Dahl
  • Publication number: 20160194135
    Abstract: A protective apparatus for an article, the apparatus including a surrounding sidewall having a first end portion and an opposing second end portion, the sidewall also having a perpendicularly oriented first margin portion and an opposing second margin portion, also with a primary interior. The interior includes a plurality of flexible longwise channels that are attached in a juxtapose position to one another. In addition, included is a plurality of particulate items loosely disposed within each of the flexible longwise channels and a structure for removable engagement positioned adjacent to the first and second margins. The removable engagement structure facilitates the first and second margins to be removably engaged allowing the surrounding sidewall to envelope the article. The primary interior can be evacuated, thus removing the air spaces between the particulate items and in the interior resulting in rigidifying the surrounding sidewall partially encompassing the article to protect the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Roger James Baker
  • Publication number: 20160176942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a compound containing a moiety of formula (I) as a reagent for linking a compound of formula R1—H which comprises a first functional moiety of formula F1 to a second functional moiety of formula F2 wherein X, X?, Y, R1, F1 and F2 are as defined herein. The present invention also provides related processes and products. The present invention is useful for creating functional conjugate compounds, and specifically conjugates in which at least one of the constituent molecules carries a thiol group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: UCL Business Plc
    Inventors: Mark Smith, Stephen Caddick, James Baker, Vijay Chudasama