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).

  • Publication number: 20220273073
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a component for attachment to an article includes an upper component that is made of a thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature and a flange member that is molded onto the upper component and made of a thermoplastic elastomer material having a second melting temperature that is lower than the first melting temperature of the upper component. The flange member extends laterally from a bottom end of the upper component so that a bottom surface of the flange member is flush with or positioned axially below a bottom surface of the upper component. The melting temperature of the thermoplastic elastomer material enables the flange member to be directly coupled to the article via heat welding and the like without substantially affecting the upper component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Lovett, Andrea Cavanagh, Robert Burns, Mark Soderberg, Mark Kerns, Michael Nickel, James Capra, Ilya Minkin, Brett Vladika, Sean Cavanagh, David Dickensheets
  • Publication number: 20220260242
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a “clocking” mechanism that give customers the flexibility to adjust light output distribution of luminaires to a desired level. The “clocking” mechanism gives the flexibility to adjust a position of a retainer ring of a LED system with respect to a mounting module that includes a heat sink adapter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Poonam Arun CHAVAN, Timothy Michael BURNS, Daniel James BROE
  • Patent number: 11413452
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a peripheral nerve electrode array that includes a first, second and third pair of electrodes spaced from each other along a longitudinal axis of the electrode array, the second pair of electrodes being located between the first and third pairs of electrodes. The present disclosure further relates to method for treating or preventing a chronic inflammatory condition in a human subject in need thereof, comprising providing to the human subject a therapeutically effective electrical stimulation of the anterior central abdominal vagus nerve or the posterior central abdominal vagus nerve, wherein the electrical stimulation is provided through two or more previously implanted electrodes at a site below the cardiac branches and above the hepatic-celiac branches of the nerve; and whereby the chronic inflammatory condition is prevented or treated in the human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: THE BIONICS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Robert K. Shepherd, James Fallon, Sophie Payne, Owen Burns, John Barton Furness
  • Patent number: 11303624
    Abstract: A system for multi-factor location-based device verification is configured to receive a first location factor, which may include GPS data, from a client device. The system is also configured to receive one or more additional location factors, such as a second location factor and/or a third location factor, from first and/or second wireless beacons, respectively. The wireless beacons may be located within a predefined area, such as a sports book or another casino area, and the system may determine, based upon the one or more location factors, whether the client device is within the predefined area. As a result, the location of the client device may be verified based upon one or more location factors. In addition, in response to verifying the location of the client device, a new wagering account may be established and/or wagering may be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AMERICN WAGERING, INC.
    Inventors: James Burns, Junqiao Ai, Stephen Denham, Mike Schear, Adam Goldstein, Brett Larson
  • Publication number: 20220073940
    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: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    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: 20220073939
    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: September 21, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    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: 20210370654
    Abstract: Described is a method of making a densified fiber batt that includes the steps of: a) providing a fiber batt with a first plurality of fibers having a first melting point and a second plurality of fibers having a second melting point different from the first melting point; and b) subjecting the fiber batt to heat and pressure in a static press, thereby forming a densified fiber batt having a first surface and an opposed second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: James Burns, Tom Odum, Jay Vecsey, Jean Briere, Derek Bass
  • Patent number: 11174491
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ceres, Inc.
    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: 20210214735
    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: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: SHING KWOK, KENNETH BOUNDS, RYAN MILLER, SAM HARRIS, JAMES BURNS, ROGER I. PENNELL, VIJAY SHARMA, MICHAEL F. PORTEREIKO, HAN-SUK KIM, GERARD MAGPANTAY
  • Patent number: 10951426
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for performing maintenance in Data over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) network CPE devices and for improving recovery to a normal operating state from maintenance are provided. The devices, systems and methods provide for entering a standby mode for an electronic device for a duration of a maintenance period. A currently-used RF communication channel frequency of the electronic device is stored as a last known channel frequency into a memory. RF communication channel operation between the electronic device and an upstream content distribution device is suspended for the duration of the maintenance period. After the maintenance period, the last known channel frequency is used to reestablish a communication connection between the electronic device and the upstream content distribution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: James Burns
  • Publication number: 20210049865
    Abstract: A system for multi-factor location-based device verification is configured to receive a first location factor, which may include GPS data, from a client device. The system is also configured to receive one or more additional location factors, such as a second location factor and/or a third location factor, from first and/or second wireless beacons, respectively. The wireless beacons may be located within a predefined area, such as a sports book or another casino area, and the system may determine, based upon the one or more location factors, whether the client device is within the predefined area. As a result, the location of the client device may be verified based upon one or more location factors. In addition, in response to verifying the location of the client device, a new wagering account may be established and/or wagering may be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: James Burns, Junqiao Ai, Stephen Denham, Mike Schear, Adam Goldstein, Brett Larson
  • Patent number: 10871239
    Abstract: A proportional valve includes an actuator, having a first magnet element and a second magnet element that are energized by wire coils; a non-magnetic carrier in which the first magnet element and the second magnet element are mounted; a first spring beam to which the non-magnetic carrier is suspended adjacent to the first magnet element, and a second spring beam to which the non-magnetic carrier is suspended adjacent to the second magnet element; and a flux frame that conducts magnetic field lines through the actuator. When the wire coils are energized, a magnetic field is created which causes the non-magnetic carrier to move against a valve operator to move a valve poppet away from the closed position against a valve seat, thereby opening the valve. The first and second spring beams restrain the movement of the non-magnetic carrier to an arc of sufficient radius that said movement is quasi-linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Joel J. Verrecchia, James A. Burns, Edwin L. Brown
  • Patent number: 10812458
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN WAGERING, INC.
    Inventors: James Burns, Junqiao Ai, Stephen Denham, Mike Schear, Adam Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20200286185
    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: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: James Burns McClements, IV
  • Publication number: 20200275650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel polymer coated chlorothalonil particles, processes for their preparation, agricultural compositions containing them and to methods of using them for controlling or preventing infestation of useful plants by phytopathogenic microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: James Burns, Tim Powell, Alexander Mark Heming, Brian Stanley Hawkett, Ngoc Duc Nguyen, The Vien Huynh
  • Publication number: 20200254727
    Abstract: A composite structure for use in tiling surfaces is disclosed. The composite structure can include a fiber matrix impregnated with a water-activated setting material. The composite structure can be wet and then compressed between a tile and an application surface. The composite structure can cure to provide a support surface for the tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: THOMAS ODUM, James Burns
  • Patent number: 10706482
    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: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Quib, Inc.
    Inventor: James Burns McClements, IV
  • Patent number: 10524917
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ossis Limited
    Inventors: Timothy John Dunn, Peter James Burn, Nicholas McKenzie Smyth
  • Publication number: 20190346057
    Abstract: A proportional valve includes a valve assembly including a valve body that houses a valve operator. The valve body defines an inlet and an outlet for a fluid flow through the valve body. The valve operator has a longitudinal axis and includes a poppet that is moveable along the longitudinal axis between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Joel J. Verrecchia, James A. Burns, Edwin L. Brown
  • Publication number: 20190334732
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for performing maintenance in Data over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) network CPE devices and for improving recovery to a normal operating state from maintenance are provided. The devices, systems and methods provide for entering a standby mode for an electronic device for a duration of a maintenance period. A currently-used RF communication channel frequency of the electronic device is stored as a last known channel frequency into a memory. RF communication channel operation between the electronic device and an upstream content distribution device is suspended for the duration of the maintenance period. After the maintenance period, the last known channel frequency is used to reestablish a communication connection between the electronic device and the upstream content distribution device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: James BURNS