Patents by Inventor James A. Burns

James A. Burns 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: 10327706
    Abstract: Pairing is provided between first and second wireless devices in a physiological condition management system. The first and second wireless devices are placed in proximity to initiate generation of a secret key via a random process at one of the devices and to exchange the secret key with the other device using a wireless near field communication (NFC) link. The shared secret key is then used to encrypt data for communication between the first and second wireless devices via a different secure radio frequency (RF) wireless channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Yarger, James Petisce, Ellen DiResta, Deborah Burns, David Mason
  • Patent number: 10317080
    Abstract: A liner panel for use in a combustor for a gas turbine engine includes a forward region including a multiple of effusion passages each directed at an orientation consistent with a local swirl direction of combustion gases. Another liner panel for use in a combustor for a gas turbine engine includes a forward region forward of a dilution passage and an aft region aft of the forward region. The forward region includes a multiple of effusion passages each directed generally circumferentially. The aft region includes a multiple of effusion passages each directed at an orientation generally axially. A method of cooling a wall assembly within a combustor of a gas turbine engine includes orienting a multiple of effusion passages within a forward region consistent with a local swirl direction of combustion gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Tu, Jr., Timothy S. Snyder, James B. Hoke, James P. Bangerter, Dennis J. Duhamel, David A. Burns
  • Publication number: 20190055571
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating low light and/or shade tolerance, and red light specific responses in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding low light and/or SD+EODFR-tolerance polypeptides are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light and/or SD+EODFR tolerance. In addition, methods and materials involved in increasing UV-B tolerance in plants and methods and materials involved in modulating biomass levels in plants are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: SHING KWOK, KENNETH BOUNDS, RYAN MILLER, SAM HARRIS, JAMES BURNS, ROGER I. PENNELL, VIJAY SHARMA, MICHAEL F. PORTEREIKO, HAN-SUK KIM, GERARD MAGPANTAY
  • Publication number: 20180375845
    Abstract: A system for two-factor location-based device verification includes a processor and a non-transitory, tangible, computer-readable storage medium having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including: (i) receiving, from a client device, a first location factor; (ii) receiving, from the client device, a second location factor; (iii) determining, based upon the first location factor and the second location factor, that the client device is within a predefined area; and (iv) creating, in response to the determining, a new wagering account in association with a user of the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: James Burns, Junqiao Ai, Stephen Denham, Mike Schear, Adam Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20180237794
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant, and polypeptides encoded thereby. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3? termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Nickolai ALEXANDROV, Vyacheslav BROVER, Kenneth A. FELDMANN, Vladimir MAKAROV, Timothy J. SWALLER, Gregory NADZAN, Peter MASCIA, Maxim TROUKHAN, Joel RARANG, James BURNS, Kyle VOS STRACHE
  • Publication number: 20180134016
    Abstract: Disclosed are layered composite articles comprising: a) a rigid backing portion comprising a rigid core having a first surface and an opposed second surface, wherein the rigid core comprises at least one densified fiber batt and wherein the at least one densified fiber batt is comprised of a first plurality of oriented fibers having a first melting point and a second plurality of oriented fibers having a second melting point different from the first melting point; and b) a decorative portion having a first surface and an opposed second surface, wherein the second surface of the decorative portion is affixed to the first surface of the rigid core. Also disclosed herein are methods of making the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: James Burns, Tom Odum, Jay Vecsey, Jean Briere, Derek Bass
  • Patent number: 9920328
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant, and polypeptides encoded thereby. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3? termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Nickolai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, Kenneth A. Feldmann, Vladimir Makarov, Timothy J. Swaller, Gregory Nadzan, Peter Mascia, Maxim Troukhan, Joel Rarang, James Burns, Kyle Vos Strache
  • Patent number: 9907454
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas water bottle adaptor that is suitable for attachment to a water bottle and to a bottle cap. The adaptor can include a gas inlet on one side thereof suitable for attachment to the gas connection of an endoscope. A sealing member can be affixed to the adaptor to prevent leakage of any fluid (e.g., liquid or gas) that is inside of the water bottle. The adaptor may be used in endoscopy methods and is particularly useful for adding a secondary gas source to a water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED STATES ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Cushner, Kenneth E. Wolcott, Christopher R. Stebbins, James Burns
  • Publication number: 20180012515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simulating medical procedures are provided. In one example, systems and methods are provided for a neck simulator that presents realistic interactions with the neck during medical procedures, including injections, such as may be performed during a laryngeal injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory J. Loan, Tiffiny Hron, James Burns, James Kobler
  • Publication number: 20170143495
    Abstract: The implants of the invention relate to improved implants formed using additive manufacturing techniques, the implants including a hemispherical cup portion, and an ischium flange, a pubic ramus flange and an ilium flange, each flange extending outwardly from the perimeter of the hemispherical cup portion, wherein the implant surface includes an area of integrally formed three dimensional scaffold on the bone apposition surfaces of the cup portion and on a bone apposition surface of at least one of the flanges of the implant. The invention also relates to implants with different surface texture and alignment features, together with methods for the manufacture of patient-specific implants of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy John Dunn, Peter James Burn, Nicholas McKenzie Smyth
  • Patent number: 9646352
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for associating comments with playback of media content. At an input device, a parallel echo version of media content being played on a second device is provided, and a selection is received of a portion of the parallel echo version of the media content. A comment associated with the selected portion of the parallel echo version of the media content is received, and the received comment is associated with a portion of the media content associated with the selected portion of the parallel echo version. At an output device, a parallel echo version of media content being played on a second device is provided, a current point in the parallel echo version of the media content is determined, and an indicator of a comment associated with a point in the media content corresponding to the current point in the parallel echo version is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Quib, Inc.
    Inventor: James Burns McClements, IV
  • Patent number: 9631626
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of using a single turning rotatable fastener, such as a screw, with two or three mounted posts to align and lock ceiling fan blades to a ceiling fan blade brackets/irons. One single rotatable fastener on each blade and arm can be turned clockwise to attach each blade to each arm. Rotating the fastener counter-clockwise can allow each blade to be removed from each arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HKC-US, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Byrne, James Burns
  • Publication number: 20170037422
    Abstract: The present invention provides DNA molecules that constitute fragments of the genome of a plant, and polypeptides encoded thereby. The DNA molecules are useful for specifying a gene product in cells, either as a promoter or as a protein coding sequence or as an UTR or as a 3? termination sequence, and are also useful in controlling the behavior of a gene in the chromosome, in controlling the expression of a gene or as tools for genetic mapping, recognizing or isolating identical or related DNA fragments, or identification of a particular individual organism, or for clustering of a group of organisms with a common trait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Nickolai ALEXANDROV, Vyacheslav BROVER, Kenneth A. FELDMANN, Vladimir MAKAROV, Timothy J. SWALLER, Gregory NADZAN, Peter MASCIA, Maxim TROUKHAN, Joel RARANG, James BURNS, Kyle VOS STRACHE
  • Patent number: 9508251
    Abstract: Controls, devices, systems, and methods for remotely reversing ceiling fan rotation directions based on seasonal appearing indicia controls, and remotely selecting ceiling fan turn off times when the user falls asleep. Cooler weather indicia for a remote control reverse switch can include snowflake symbol and/or the types of seasonal weather indicators such as for winter time use. Warmer weather indicia for a remote control reverse switch can include a sun symbol and/or other types of seasonal weather conditions, such as for summer time. Sleep timer controls, such as buttons for 2 hours, 4 hours and 8 hours, allows the user to preset when the fan is to be turned off after the user decides to go to sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HKC-US, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Byrne, James Burns
  • Patent number: 9495713
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for associating comments with playback of media content. A central server computer system stores a plurality of comments received from a plurality of input devices, each comment being associated with a portion of the media content. The central server computer system receives a selection of the media content from an output device, identifies a subset of the plurality of comments associated with the media content based at least in part on a user preference received from the output device, and transmits the identified comments to the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Quib, Inc.
    Inventor: James Burns McClements, IV
  • Patent number: 9453517
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, brackets, systems and methods for mounting a remote control receiver off-axis and to the side of motor mount bracket inside a ceiling mounted hugger and low profile fan housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HKC-US, LLC
    Inventors: James Burns, Brendan Byrne
  • Patent number: 9394919
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, systems and methods of hanging ceiling fans and safely making electrical connections between the motor and the mount bracket. The invention allows for the bulky, heavy ceiling fan motor to be left safely on the ground while the wiring from the ceiling box to the mount bracket is done. When the ceiling fan motor is securely hung in the mounting bracket, male and female electrical connectors between the motor and the mounting bracket can be safely interlocked to one another creating a much safer installation over conventional installation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HKC-US, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Byrne, James Burns
  • Patent number: 9384512
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for associating comments with playback of media content. A user at an input device may select a first point and a second point during a first media content to define a first media content clip. A first comment received at the input device may be associated with the first media content clip. The user may also select a third point and a fourth point during a second media content to define a second media content clip. A second comment received at the input device may be associated with the second media content clip. The input device may associate the first media content clip with the second media content clip based on a playback sequence received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Quib, Inc.
    Inventor: James Burns McClements, IV
  • Patent number: 9352726
    Abstract: A system for removing snow and ice from a roof of a vehicle includes a piece of heavy equipment having at least one arm capable of raising and lowering, and a rotating brush assembly coupled to the at least one arm of the piece of heavy equipment to remove snow and ice from the roof of the vehicle. The rotating brush assembly includes a rotating brush, and a frame including a first portion configured to secure the rotating brush, and a second portion coupled to the first portion and configured to be secured to an apparatus capable of raising and lowering the frame. The first portion of the frame is configured to orient the rotating brush at an angle with respect of a direction of travel of the vehicle. A method of removing snow from a roof of a vehicle is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: James A. Burns
  • Patent number: 9303268
    Abstract: Methods and materials for modulating (e.g., increasing or decreasing) low light tolerance in plants are disclosed. For example, nucleic acids encoding polypeptides that confer plants with tolerance to low light are disclosed as well as methods for using such nucleic acids to transform plant cells. Also disclosed are plants having increased low light tolerance and plant products produced from plants having increased low light tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    Inventors: Shing Kwok, Sam Harris, James Burns