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: 20210263730
    Abstract: Described herein is a computer implemented method. The method comprises receiving, by an issue tracking system, a deployment update from a deployment system which includes deployment information in respect of one or more issues maintained by the issue tracking system. The method further comprises associating one or more issues maintained by the issue tracking system with deployment information by identifying the one or more issues to which the deployment information in the deployment update relates, extracting the deployment information from the deployment update, and associating the deployment information with each of the identified issues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor Pechacek, Rodrigo Berto, Oliver Burn, James Navin, Boris Gvozdev, Christian Rolf, Daniel Kerris, Dmitry Pak, Gustavo Maciel, Konstantine Abakumov, Karina Moraes De Silva, Rafal Myslek, Bruce Templeton
  • 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
  • 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