Patents by Inventor James A. May

James A. May 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: 20210393948
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for transmitting signals through a device located in a blood vessel of an animal, for stimulating and/or sensing activity of media proximal to the device, wherein the media includes tissue and/or fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: The University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Nicholas Lachlan Opie, Thomas James Oxley, Gil Simon Rind, Stephen Michael Ronayne, Sam Emmanuel John, Clive N. May, David B. Grayden
  • Patent number: 11205413
    Abstract: An active noise cancellation (ANC) system may include an adaptive filter divergence detector for detecting divergence of the one or more controllable filters as they adapt, based on dynamically adapted thresholds. Upon detection of a controllable filter divergence, the ANC system may be deactivated, or certain speakers may be muted. Alternatively, the ANC system may modify the diverged controllable filters to restore proper operation of the noise cancelling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin J. Bastyr, James May, David Trumpy
  • Patent number: 11198337
    Abstract: A sensor is configured to infer a rotational speed of a tire of a vehicle. A frequency generator is configured to synthesize frequencies of a tire cavity resonance according to the rotational speed of the tire to generate a sense signal. An active noise control filter is configured to generate an antinoise signal from the sense signal. A loudspeaker configured to convert the antinoise signal into antinoise and to radiate the antinoise to a listening position. The antinoise signal is configured so that the antinoise reduces sound of the tire cavity resonance at the listening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin J. Bastyr, James May
  • Patent number: 11183166
    Abstract: A system and method for accurately estimating engine noise at a virtual microphone location, such as an occupant's ear position, in an acoustic space in order to enhance performance of an Engine Order Cancellation (EOC) system is provided. A set of weights and transfer functions that are dependent on various vehicle parameters, such as frequency, load, and speed, may be employed to estimate noise at a position where there are no physical microphones present. The accurate estimation of engine noise at virtual location, such as an occupant's ear position, may be achieved using a frequency dependent weighted sum of filtered and unfiltered error signals measured at microphones mounted at various locations inside an acoustic space, such as a vehicle cabin, which may not be located near virtual location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sattwik Basu, Jeffrey Charles Tackett, David Trumpy, James May, Todd Edward Tousignant
  • Patent number: 11148854
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20210061635
    Abstract: A dispenser actuator assembly (100) for actuating a dispenser (10) is disclosed. The dispenser (10) is in the form of a glass ampoule assembly (10) having a rupturable glass ampoule (12) containing a flowable material (M). The glass ampoule (12) is contained within an outer container (14) wherein the outer container (14) has a distal end segment defining a first open end (22) and a second closed end (24). The dispenser actuator assembly (100) has a base member (102) having an opening (110) configured to mount to the outer container (14). The base member (102) has an outlet aperture (280) configured to be in fluid communication with the outer container (14). The base member (102) has an applicator (250) integrally formed thereon and extending from the base member (102). The applicator is in fluid communication with the outlet aperture (280).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20200357378
    Abstract: An active noise cancellation (ANC) system may include an adaptive filter divergence detector for detecting divergence of the one or more controllable filters as they adapt, based on dynamically adapted thresholds. Upon detection of a controllable filter divergence, the ANC system may be deactivated, or certain speakers may be muted. Alternatively, the ANC system may modify the diverged controllable filters to restore proper operation of the noise cancelling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin J. BASTYR, James MAY, David TRUMPY
  • Patent number: 10772346
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide a sweetener composition comprising stevia glycosides that may be stably soluble in an aqueous solution, and methods for their manufacture. In various embodiments, the sweetener composition may comprise at least one stevia glycoside and a natural emulsifier. The natural emulsifier of the sweetener composition may enhance the aqueous solubility of the stevia glycoside to increase the concentration of dissolved stevia glycoside relative to its inherent aqueous solubility. The sweetener composition may be stably soluble upon formulation into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: James and Carol May Family, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May, Julian E. Zamora
  • Publication number: 20200270017
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20200231331
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 10689152
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 10687974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SJS Group, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 10669065
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 10672378
    Abstract: An active noise cancellation (ANC) system may include an adaptive filter divergence detector for detecting divergence of the one or more controllable filters as they adapt, based on dynamically adapted thresholds. Upon detection of a controllable filter divergence, the ANC system may be deactivated, or certain speakers may be muted. Alternatively, the ANC system may modify the diverged controllable filters to restore proper operation of the noise cancelling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin J. Bastyr, James May, David Trumpy
  • Publication number: 20200128861
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide compositions and methods for a sweetener composition comprising stevia leaf extract, stevia glycosides, and/or Luo Han Guo fruit extract. The sweetener composition provides enhanced taste and/or flavor properties as compared to other non-caloric or low-caloric sweeteners. The sweetener composition has a reduced aftertaste relative to stevia leaf extract and/or purified steviol glycoside. The sweetener composition may be formulated into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: JAMES AND CAROL MAY FAMILY, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May
  • Publication number: 20200120967
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide a sweetener composition comprising stevia glycosides that may be stably soluble in an aqueous solution, and methods for their manufacture. In various embodiments, the sweetener composition may comprise at least one stevia glycoside and a natural emulsifier. The natural emulsifier of the sweetener composition may enhance the aqueous solubility of the stevia glycoside to increase the concentration of dissolved stevia glycoside relative to its inherent aqueous solubility. The sweetener composition may be stably soluble upon formulation into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: JAMES AND CAROL MAY FAMILY, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May, Julian E. Zamora
  • Publication number: 20200120968
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide a sweetener composition comprising stevia glycosides that may be stably soluble in an aqueous solution, and methods for their manufacture. In various embodiments, the sweetener composition may comprise at least one stevia glycoside and a natural emulsifier. The natural emulsifier of the sweetener composition may enhance the aqueous solubility of the stevia glycoside to increase the concentration of dissolved stevia glycoside relative to its inherent aqueous solubility. The sweetener composition may be stably soluble upon formulation into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: JAMES AND CAROL MAY FAMILY, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May, Julian E. Zamora
  • Publication number: 20200113217
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide compositions and methods for a sweetener composition comprising stevia leaf extract, stevia glycosides, and/or Luo Han Guo fruit extract. The sweetener composition provides enhanced taste and/or flavor properties as compared to other non-caloric or low-caloric sweeteners. The sweetener composition has a reduced aftertaste relative to stevia leaf extract and/or purified steviol glycoside. The sweetener composition may be formulated into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: JAMES AND CAROL MAY FAMILY, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May
  • Patent number: 10609942
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide compositions and methods for a sweetener composition comprising stevia leaf extract, stevia glycosides, and/or Luo Han Guo fruit extract. The sweetener composition provides enhanced taste and/or flavor properties as compared to other non-caloric or low-caloric sweeteners. The sweetener composition has a reduced aftertaste relative to stevia leaf extract and/or purified steviol glycoside. The sweetener composition may be formulated into any edible sweetened substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: James and Carol May Family, LLLP
    Inventors: Venkata Sai Prakash Chaturvedula, Michael Perry May, James A. May
  • Patent number: 10593317
    Abstract: A road noise cancellation (RNC) system may include a controller and attenuator for reducing the audibility of the noise floor caused by the system's vibration sensors. A level of anti-noise at a location in a passenger cabin that may be attributed to the sensor noise floor may be estimated. An actual sound level in the passenger cabin may be measured or estimated, with the sensor noise floor component algorithmically removed. The difference in levels may be compared to a predetermined threshold to determine an amount of attenuation, if any, to be applied to an anti-noise signal to reduce audibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin J. Bastyr, James May