Patents by Inventor James A. Dunn

James A. Dunn 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: 10932672
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote and host monitoring communication are disclosed. In some implementations, monitoring systems can comprise a host monitoring device associated with a Host communicatively coupled to one or more remote monitoring devices associated with Remote Monitors. The host monitoring device can send communications based at least in part on analyte measurements of a Host sensor and/or other contextual data giving such measurements context. Different remote monitoring devices can receive different communications based at least in part on the role of the respective Remote Monitors relative to the Host. These roles can be reflected in classifications of Remote Monitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Aarthi Mahalingam, Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Basab Dattaray, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Derek James Escobar, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Phil Mayou, Michael Robert Mensinger, Michael Levozier Moore, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Eli Reihman, Brian Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: 10871369
    Abstract: The methods disclosed herein include recording at near-vertical first and second measurement positions respective first and second interferograms of the photomask surface and defining a difference map as the difference between the first and second interferograms. Respective first and second normal forces on the photomask are also measured at the first and second measurement positions. The change in the normal force is used define a scaling factor, which is applied to the difference map to define a scaled difference map. A compensated flatness measurement with a reduced shape contribution due to gravity is obtained by subtracting the scaled difference map from the first interferogram. An interferometer-based flatness measurement system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas James Dunn, John Weston Frankovich, Robert Dennis Grejda, Christopher Alan Lee, Matthew Ronald Millecchia, Yoshihiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200373187
    Abstract: A workpiece susceptor body can include a front face configured to support a workpiece, a back face opposite the front face, a workpiece contact zone at least partially forming a support boundary on an inner portion of the front face, and a plurality of axial channels disposed within the susceptor body. The workpiece contact zone can be disposed radially inward of an outer edge of a workpiece positioned on the front face in a processing configuration. Each of the plurality of axial channels may connect to corresponding openings extending into an outer portion of the front face. Each of the openings may be disposed radially outward of the workpiece contact zone of the susceptor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Raj Singu, Todd Robert Dunn, Carl Louis White, Herbert Terhorst, Eric James Shero, Bhushan Zope
  • Publication number: 20200354074
    Abstract: A system ensures the correct type of fuel is dispensed in an aircraft while removing the introduction of human error in the refueling process. The system includes an RFID tag disposed at one or more aircraft that electronically stores data such as engine type, engine hours, fuel type, tail number, and pilot/subscriber data for the aircraft on which the RFID tag is disposed. An RFID reader is disposed at or near a fuel dispensing mechanism, such as a fuel truck or tank. A signal indicative of fuel type is emitted from the RFID tag to the RFID reader. RFID tags on aircraft that are enrolled in the system's subscription service enable aircraft to be recognized by a module operating the fuel dispensing mechanism. Based on a comparison performed by the module, authorization to begin fueling is either permitted or declined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Walter Lehmer Dunn, JR., Chad James Unrau, Vernon Lee Tindell, Thomas Walter Hanke
  • Patent number: 10819970
    Abstract: A camera system is configured to capture video content with 360 degree views of an environment. The camera array comprises a housing including a first quadrant, a second quadrant, a third quadrant, and a fourth quadrant, wherein each of the first quadrant, the second quadrant, the third quadrant, and the fourth quadrant form a plurality of apertures, a chassis bottom that is removably coupled to the housing, and a plurality of camera modules, each camera module comprising a processor, a memory, a sensor, and a lens, wherein each of the camera modules is removably coupled to one of the plurality of apertures in the housing, wherein the first quadrant, the second quadrant, the third quadrant, and the fourth quadrant each include a subset of the plurality of camera modules. Each of the plurality of camera modules includes a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Van Hoff, Thomas M. Annau, Jens Christensen, Koji Gardiner, Punit Govenji, James Dunn
  • Patent number: 10801644
    Abstract: A device for providing pipelaying guidance is disclosed. The device may determine an original shape of a pipeline that comprises a plurality of pipeline segments. The device may obtain current location data concerning a respective position of each pipeline segment of the plurality of pipeline segments, and may determine a current shape of the pipeline based on the current location data. The device may calculate, based on the original shape of the pipeline and the current shape of the pipeline, stress information concerning the pipeline, and may perform one or more actions based on the stress information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James Dunn, Wes Holm, Leo Chen, Tim Camacho
  • Publication number: 20200299836
    Abstract: Herein disclosed are systems and methods related to semiconductor processing device including a manifold including a bore configured to deliver a gas to a reaction chamber, the manifold including a first block mounted to a second block, the first and second mounted blocks cooperating to at least partially define the bore. A supply channel provides fluid communication between a gas source and the bore, and the supply channel is disposed at least partially in the second block. A metallic seal is disposed about the bore at an interface between the first and second block. Advantageously, the metallic seal improves sealing between the interface between the first block and the second block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Dinkar Nandwana, Jereld Lee Winkler, Eric James Shero, Todd Robert Dunn, Carl Louis White
  • Patent number: 10775907
    Abstract: A trackball includes a ball, a housing including a recess arranged to receive at least part of the ball and means for urging the ball, without physical or direct contact, to remain in the recess, wherein the surface of the recess is fully sealed to form an impenetrable barrier such that foreign substances are prevented from entering the interior of the housing. This arrangement may make the trackball more hygienic to use and easier to clean than conventional trackballs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cursor Controls Limited
    Inventors: Nathan James John Selby, Scott Alan Cousins, Christopher David Dunn
  • Publication number: 20200240548
    Abstract: A device for providing pipelaying guidance is disclosed. The device may determine an original shape of a pipeline that comprises a plurality of pipeline segments. The device may obtain current location data concerning a respective position of each pipeline segment of the plurality of pipeline segments, and may determine a current shape of the pipeline based on the current location data. The device may calculate, based on the original shape of the pipeline and the current shape of the pipeline, stress information concerning the pipeline, and may perform one or more actions based on the stress information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James DUNN, Wes HOLM, Leo CHEN, Tim CAMACHO
  • Patent number: 10723477
    Abstract: A system ensures the correct type of fuel is dispensed in an aircraft while removing the introduction of human error in the refueling process. The system includes an RFID tag disposed at one or more aircraft that electronically stores data such as engine type, engine hours, fuel type, tail number, and pilot/subscriber data for the aircraft on which the RFID tag is disposed. An RFID reader is disposed at or near a fuel dispensing mechanism, such as a fuel truck or tank. A signal indicative of fuel type is emitted from the RFID tag to the RFID reader. RFID tags on aircraft that are enrolled in the system's subscription service enable aircraft to be recognized by a module operating the fuel dispensing mechanism. Based on a comparison performed by the module, authorization to begin fueling is either permitted or declined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FlightLogix, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Lehmer Dunn, Jr., Chad James Unrau, Vernon Lee Tindell, Thomas Walter Hanke
  • Publication number: 20200150143
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for detection and controlled interaction with one or more objects. The system can include an imaging subsystem (20), a tool subsystem (26) containing one or more tools, a stage subsystem (16) and a control system (40). The control system (40) can integrate controls for each of the other subsystems, which controls can be implement desired functions over a variety of process parameters to perform the controlled interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: George F. Muschler, James K. Monnich, Edward J. Kwee, Kimerly A. Powell, Edward E. Herderick, Cynthia A. Boehm, Thomas R. Adams, Robert Germanoski, Frank Krakosh, III, James Dunn, Daniel Bantz
  • Publication number: 20200123564
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for conferring pesticidal activity to bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues and seeds are provided. Compositions comprising a coding sequence for a toxin polypeptide are provided. The coding sequences can be used in DNA constructs or expression cassettes for transformation and expression in plants and bacteria. Compositions also comprise transformed bacteria, plants, plant cells, tissues, and seeds. In particular, isolated toxin nucleic acid molecules are provided. Additionally, amino acid sequences corresponding to the polynucleotides are encompassed, and antibodies specifically binding to those amino acid sequences. In particular, the present invention provides for isolated nucleic acid molecules comprising nucleotide sequences encoding the amino acid sequence shown in any of SEQ ID NO:1-40, 42, 43, 45-48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58-64, 66, or 67, or the nucleotide sequence set forth in any of SEQ ID NO:69-106, as well as variants and fragments thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel MILLER, Ethan DUNN, James DOROGHAZI, Duane LEHTINEN, Laura SCHOUTEN, Andrew DEBRECHT, Jonathan GIEBEL, Daniel VAKNIN, Xunhai ZHENG, Kathleen PITCHER
  • Publication number: 20200117353
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide techniques that enable a communication server hosting a virtual communication session to receive theme parameters from a remote server to control the look and feel of the virtual communication session. In one example, a method includes sending a plurality of video feeds for display at a plurality of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) of client devices coupled to a communication session. The communication session enables communication among a plurality of users of the client devices. The method also includes receiving a set of parameters of a theme to modify one or more visual properties of the GUIs. The method also includes sending the set of parameters to the client devices connected to the communication session to modify visual properties of the GUIs displaying the plurality of video feeds at the plurality of client devices based on the parameters of the theme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Scrymgeour Bennett, Eduardo Fernandez, Richard James Dunn, Nikhyl P. Singhal
  • Publication number: 20200112149
    Abstract: A fish tape roller head for guiding fish tape through a conduit includes a head body having a top side, a bottom side, a back side, and a right arm and a left arm forming a U-shaped front side. Each of the right arm and the left arm have an axle aperture extending through from an outside edge to an inside edge. The back side has a threaded aperture extending towards the front side that is configured to receive a fish tape. An axle is coupled to the head body by being coupled through the axle aperture of each of the right and the left arm and extending therebetween. A spherical rollerball is coupled to the axle and has a through hole axially extending therethrough. The through hole receives the axle such that the rollerball is rotatable around the axle between the right arm and the left arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventor: James Dunn
  • Publication number: 20200077736
    Abstract: A force dissipating device in a footwear appliance includes an actuator responsive to a displacement force from a shoe sole surface, and an elastic field of resilient, compressible material. The elastic field is elongated in a direction aligned with the displacement force, and an inclined surface is attached to the actuator and disposed against the elastic field. The actuator is adapted for movement parallel to the elastic field, while the inclined surface is oriented to compress the elastic field in a direction defined by the inclined surface. The inclined surface is oriented at an angle to compress the elastic field in a direction substantially perpendicular to vertical actuator displacement, thus providing a constant region of opposed, compressive force that is generally constant, rather than increasing with displacement distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher A. Brown, James J. Muller, Julia A. Dunn, Alexander R. Alvarez, Kyle R. Mudge, Rachael Naoum
  • Patent number: 10579243
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide techniques that enable a communication server hosting a virtual communication session to receive theme parameters from a remote server to control the look and feel of the virtual communication session. In one example, a method includes sending a plurality of video feeds for display at a plurality of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) of client devices coupled to a communication session. The communication session enables communication among a plurality of users of the client devices. The method also includes receiving a set of parameters of a theme to modify one or more visual properties of the GUIs. The method also includes sending the set of parameters to the client devices connected to the communication session to modify visual properties of the GUIs displaying the plurality of video feeds at the plurality of client devices based on the parameters of the theme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Scrymgeour Bennett, Eduardo Fernandez, Richard James Dunn, Nikhyl P. Singhal
  • Patent number: 10579956
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for verifying user-provided data feeds. A data feed is received from a client and stored in a data store. An error detection process is initiated upon the data feed. A flag is set indicating that the data feed is being processed. A detected error from the error detection process is stored in the data store. The flag is updated indicating that processing of the data feed is finished upon completion of the error detection process. Upon a polling of the flag indicating that the processing of the data feed is finished, an update is generated to the user interface employed in the client to transfer the data feed. The update describes the detected error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chirag Nikanth Thakkar, Nicholas Bailey, James Baumgarten, Sean Blackbourn, Stephen Matthew Curial, Thomas Dunn, Saurabh Gupte, Bradie Loeffel, Hongyang Sun, Ananth Vyasarayamut
  • Patent number: 10564814
    Abstract: Techniques for a contextual new tab experience in a heterogeneous tab environment are described. In at least some implementations, relevant content associated with a user's current task is determined based on contextual information collected from tabs presented in a heterogeneous tab environment. According to various implementations, a new tab is launched displaying the relevant content in the heterogeneous tab environment. Thus, contextually relevant content can be determined from a current task and displayed in a single location via a heterogeneous tab environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Fang, Ross N. Luengen, Scott James Krieder, Michael John Patten, Robyn Elizabeth Dunn, Brian Eric Uphoff, Christopher Doan, Darren Christopher Laybourn, Phoi Heng Lew
  • Patent number: 10564172
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for detection and controlled interaction with one or more objects. The system can include an imaging subsystem (20), a tool subsystem (26) containing one or more tools, a stage subsystem (16) and a control system (40). The control system (40) can integrate controls for each of the other subsystems, which controls can be implement desired functions over a variety of process parameters to perform the controlled interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: George F. Muschler, James K. Monnich, Edward J. Kwee, Kimerly A. Powell, Edward E. Herderick, Cynthia A. Boehm, Thomas R. Adams, Robert Germanoski, Frank Krakosh, III, James Dunn, Daniel Bantz
  • Publication number: 20200041248
    Abstract: The methods disclosed herein include recording at near-vertical first and second measurement positions respective first and second interferograms of the photomask surface and defining a difference map as the difference between the first and second interferograms. Respective first and second normal forces on the photomask are also measured at the first and second measurement positions. The change in the normal force is used define a scaling factor, which is applied to the difference map to define a scaled difference map. A compensated flatness measurement with a reduced shape contribution due to gravity is obtained by subtracting the scaled difference map from the first interferogram. An interferometer-based flatness measurement system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas James Dunn, John Weston Frankovich, Robert Dennis Grejda, Christopher Alan Lee, Matthew Ronald Millecchia, Yoshihiro Nakamura