Patents by Inventor James A. Browning

James A. Browning 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: 20200293837
    Abstract: Various deficiencies in the prior art are addressed by systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms and/or apparatus configured to fuse data received from a plurality of sensor sources on a network. The fusing data includes forming an empirical distribution for each of the sensor sources, reformatting the data from each of the sensor sources into pre-rotational alpha-trimmed depth regions, applying an affine transformation rotation to each of the reformatted data to form post-rotational pre-rotational alpha-trimmed depth regions, and reformatting each affine transformation into a new data fusion operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 10719083
    Abstract: A system to use submaps to control operation of a vehicle is disclosed. A storage system may be provided with a vehicle to store a collection of submaps that represent a geographic area where the vehicle may be driven. A programmatic interface may be provided to receive submaps and submap updates independently of other submaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Browning, Narek Melik-Barkhudarov, James Andrew Bagnell
  • Patent number: 10682213
    Abstract: A surgical implant is provided for implantation into a body of a patient to treat a vaginal prolapse in the patient. The surgical implant is made of non-absorbable material and includes a knitted mesh having a mass density of less than 25 g/m2. The knitted mesh includes polypropylene strands having a diameter of less than about 600 ?m, major spaces located between adjacent ones of the strands, the major spaces having a width of from about 1 mm to 10 mm, and pores located within the strands, the pores having a diameter of from about 50 ?m to 200 ?m. The knitted mesh is secured in place to treat the prolapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 10639138
    Abstract: A method for providing support to a urethra in treating urinary incontinence includes passing first and second elongate members coupled to a urethral support through an incision in the vaginal wall, around sides of the urethra and behind a pubic bone. The method includes locating the urethral support under the urethra applying tension to one of the elongate members with a rotary force tensioner and adjusting tension of the urethral support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 10604259
    Abstract: Various embodiments of vehicle occupant safety systems having extendable restraints for use with, for example, airbags are described herein. In one embodiment, for example, the disclosed technology includes a 2-point occupant restraint that secures an occupant in an aircraft seat. In this embodiment, the aircraft seat is positioned in a seating area that includes a forward monument housing a stowed airbag. In the event of a crash or other significant dynamic event that causes, for example, a rapid deceleration of the aircraft above a preset magnitude, the airbag deploys between the occupant and the monument as the dynamic forces cause the occupant to pitch forward. The forward momentum of the occupant's body creates a significant tension load in the 2-point restraint, which causes the restraint to extend by a preset amount, thereby allowing the occupant to move forward in the seat more than the occupant would have moved had the occupant been wearing a conventional, non-extending 2-point restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AmSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Browning, William Joseph Gehret, Todd Humbert, Richard Patterson
  • Publication number: 20200055602
    Abstract: Various embodiments of vehicle occupant safety systems having extendable restraints for use with, for example, airbags are described herein. In one embodiment, for example, the disclosed technology includes a 2-point occupant restraint that secures an occupant in an aircraft seat. In this embodiment, the aircraft seat is positioned in a seating area that includes a forward monument housing a stowed airbag. In the event of a crash or other significant dynamic event that causes, for example, a rapid deceleration of the aircraft above a preset magnitude, the airbag deploys between the occupant and the monument as the dynamic forces cause the occupant to pitch forward. The forward momentum of the occupant's body creates a significant tension load in the 2-point restraint, which causes the restraint to extend by a preset amount, thereby allowing the occupant to move forward in the seat more than the occupant would have moved had the occupant been wearing a conventional, non-extending 2-point restraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew James Browning, William Joseph Gehret, Todd Humbert, Richard Patterson
  • Publication number: 20190347316
    Abstract: A tag management system can implement a combined synchronous and asynchronous tag-loading scheme. In an embodiment of this scheme, a synchronous tag may be included at the top of or near the top of a content page. This synchronous tag can hide one or more page elements that are to be modified by a subsequent asynchronous personalization tag. Subsequently, the asynchronous personalization tag can update the page element and then cause the page element to be displayed. As a result, flicker between the old and new page elements can be reduced or avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Anderson, Tyron Gavin, Colin Douglas Sulin, Fiann James Curry-Towneley-O'Hagan, Kevin Thomas Faurholt, Adrian Leslie Browning
  • Patent number: 10449025
    Abstract: A surgical device that is implantable to treat female urinary incontinence includes a support, a first suspending member connected to the support, a second suspending member connected to the support, a first anchor connected to the first suspending member, and a second anchor connected to the second suspending member. Microgrooves are formed in a surface of at least one of the first suspending member and the second suspending member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 10076394
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence is disclosed. The method includes guiding a tip of an introducer tool through a length of a soft tissue anchor and out of an end of the soft tissue anchor. The method includes pushing the tip of the introducer tool and the soft tissue anchor into tissue on a side of a urethra, penetrating the tissue with the tip of the introducer tool, and delivering the soft tissue anchor into the tissue. The method includes removing the tip of the introducer tool from the soft tissue anchor and allowing a plurality of projections connected to the soft tissue anchor to expand thus anchoring the soft tissue anchor in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 10064714
    Abstract: An implant configured to treat prolapse of a pelvic organ includes a support member and an extension portion projecting from the support member. The extension portion has a barbed fixation means provided thereon for anchoring the extension portion into pelvic paravaginal tissue. The barbed fixation means allow bi-directional adjustment of the barbed fixation means relative to the tissue, and when suitably located, the barbed fixation means engage the tissue. The support member comprises a mesh material having a mass density of less than 50 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Publication number: 20180228589
    Abstract: A surgical device that is implantable to treat female urinary incontinence includes a support, a first suspending member connected to the support, a second suspending member connected to the support, a first anchor connected to the first suspending member, and a second anchor connected to the second suspending member. Microgrooves are formed in a surface of at least one of the first suspending member and the second suspending member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Publication number: 20180201375
    Abstract: Various embodiments of vehicle occupant safety systems having extendable restraints for use with, for example, airbags are described herein. In one embodiment, for example, the disclosed technology includes a 2-point occupant restraint that secures an occupant in an aircraft seat. In this embodiment, the aircraft seat is positioned in a seating area that includes a forward monument housing a stowed airbag. In the event of a crash or other significant dynamic event that causes, for example, a rapid deceleration of the aircraft above a preset magnitude, the airbag deploys between the occupant and the monument as the dynamic forces cause the occupant to pitch forward. The forward momentum of the occupant's body creates a significant tension load in the 2-point restraint, which causes the restraint to extend by a preset amount, thereby allowing the occupant to move forward in the seat more than the occupant would have moved had the occupant been wearing a conventional, non-extending 2-point restraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew James Browning, William Joseph Gehret, Todd Humbert, Richard Patterson
  • Publication number: 20180200037
    Abstract: A surgical implant is provided for implantation into a body of a patient to treat a vaginal prolapse in the patient. The surgical implant is made of non-absorbable material and includes a knitted mesh having a mass density of less than 25 g/m2. The knitted mesh includes polypropylene strands having a diameter of less than about 600 ?m, major spaces located between adjacent ones of the strands, the major spaces having a width of from about 1 mm to 10 mm, and pores located within the strands, the pores having a diameter of from about 50 ?m to 200 ?m. The knitted mesh is secured in place to treat the prolapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Publication number: 20180153672
    Abstract: A method for providing support to a urethra in treating urinary incontinence includes passing first and second elongate members coupled to a urethral support through an incision in the vaginal wall, around sides of the urethra and behind a pubic bone. The method includes locating the urethral support under the urethra applying tension to one of the elongate members with a rotary force tensioner and adjusting tension of the urethral support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 9968430
    Abstract: A surgical device that is implantable to treat female urinary incontinence includes a support, a first suspending member connected to the support, a second suspending member connected to the support, a first anchor connected to the first suspending member, and a second anchor connected to the second suspending member. A distance measured along the second suspending member between the second anchor and the support is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 9943390
    Abstract: A method of treating pelvic organ prolapse in a female patient by accessing a prolapsed organ trans-vaginally through a vagina is disclosed. The method includes making an incision through a wall of a vagina of the female patient, and providing an implant with a mesh having a mass density of 50 g/m2 or less. The method additionally includes radially confining the implant with a tool, and inserting a portion of the tool and the implant through the incision formed in the wall of the vagina. The method includes releasing the implant from the tool in an area of the prolapsed organ in supporting the vagina of the female patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 9918817
    Abstract: A method of post-operatively adjusting a urethral support in treating urinary incontinence of a woman is disclosed. The method includes passing a support through an incision and locating the support under a urethra. The support is a porous mesh adapted to allow tissue in-growth. The method include adjusting the support by applying tension to one of a first member that is secured to a first end of the support or a second member that is secured to a second end of the support. The first member and the second member each has an end that exits the skin. The first and second members are adapted to prevent tissue in-growth into the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Patent number: 9726312
    Abstract: Master flange assemblies are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a master flange assembly includes a master flange and a tube. The master flange includes a central aperture, at least one through-hole, and a plurality of cavities. The tube is arranged to pass through the central aperture and form the master flange assembly when secured to the master flange. In one embodiment, the plurality of cavities are recessions formed in a first surface of the master flange, wherein the recessions do not pass through the master flange. In one embodiment, the plurality of cavities are separated by ribs. In one embodiment, the master flange includes a shoulder recessed from a second surface of the master flange and adjacent to the central aperture. The tube includes a rim that engages the shoulder of the master flange when the tube is secured to the master flange to form the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: James Browning
  • Publication number: 20170203847
    Abstract: Various embodiments of vehicle occupant safety systems having extendable restraints for use with, for example, airbags are described herein. In one embodiment, for example, the disclosed technology includes a 2-point occupant restraint that secures an occupant in an aircraft seat. In this embodiment, the aircraft seat is positioned in a seating area that includes a forward monument housing a stowed airbag. In the event of a crash or other significant dynamic event that causes, for example, a rapid deceleration of the aircraft above a preset magnitude, the airbag deploys between the occupant and the monument as the dynamic forces cause the occupant to pitch forward. The forward momentum of the occupant's body creates a significant tension load in the 2-point restraint, which causes the restraint to extend by a preset amount, thereby allowing the occupant to move forward in the seat more than the occupant would have moved had the occupant been wearing a conventional, non-extending 2-point restraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew James Browning, William Joseph Gehret, Todd Humbert, Richard Patterson
  • Publication number: 20170042650
    Abstract: A method of treating urinary incontinence is disclosed. The method includes guiding a tip of an introducer tool through a length of a soft tissue anchor and out of an end of the soft tissue anchor. The method includes pushing the tip of the introducer tool and the soft tissue anchor into tissue on a side of a urethra, penetrating the tissue with the tip of the introducer tool, and delivering the soft tissue anchor into the tissue. The method includes removing the tip of the introducer tool from the soft tissue anchor and allowing a plurality of projections connected to the soft tissue anchor to expand thus anchoring the soft tissue anchor in the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: James Browning