Patents by Inventor James A. Oliver

James A. Oliver 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: 20210032987
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method of performing a test on a core sample comprises transferring at least a portion of a core sample from a first core containment vessel to a second core containment vessel. The core sample is maintained at a substantially equivalent pressure or placed under a higher pressure during the transfer of the core sample from the first vessel to the second vessel. The method further comprises performing a test on the core sample in a measurement region of the second vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Jeffrey Seltzer, Marcus Oliver Wigand, Zheng Yang, Michael T. Rauschhuber, Edward Russell Peacher, James Daniel Montoya
  • Patent number: 10898375
    Abstract: A paranasal sinus access implant device may include one or more material or geometric features that may enhance performance of one or more portions of the implant device, for example an exposed surface including an antimicrobial agent. Various products and methods may include or use such an implant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sinopsys Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lawrence Reo, Brian James Willoughby, Christopher Lee Oliver, Harry Ross, Donald F. Schomer
  • Patent number: 10895567
    Abstract: A method which distinctly characterizes and quantifies the pyritic sulfur and the organic sulfur of a sedimentary rock sample. A rock sample is subjected to a heating sequence in an inert atmosphere which produces effluents resulting which are continuously oxidized. SO2 is continuously measured, and a pyrolysis sulfur content and a pyrolysis pyritic sulfur content are deduced therefrom. The residue from heating in an inert atmosphere is then heated in an oxidizing atmosphere. Released SO2 is continuously measured and at least an oxidation sulfur content is deduced therefrom. The pyritic sulfur content is determined from pyrolysis, a weighting function, a second parameter representing the impact of the mineral matrix and a third parameter representing the impact of the organic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Anabel Aboussou, Violaine Lamoureux-Var, Daniel Pillot, Isabelle Kowalewski, Brigitte Doligez, Bruno Garcia, Thomas Wagner, James Oliver Buckman, Christian Marz
  • Publication number: 20210010869
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for thermal detection. A thermal detection device includes a visual sensor, a thermal sensor (e.g., a thermopile array), a controller, a user interface, a display, and a removable and rechargeable battery pack. The thermal detection device also includes a plurality of additional software and hardware modules configured to perform or execute various functions and operations of the thermal detection device. An output from the visual sensor and an output from the thermal sensor are combined by the controller or the plurality of additional modules to generate a combined image for display on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Evans H. Nguyen, Matthew J. Mergener, Wade Burch, James V. Curtin, Zachary P. Haas, Benjamin Oliver Ryan Cabot, Gareth Mueckl
  • Patent number: 10888502
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, methods and apparatuses for a medication adherence apparatus and methods of use. A method of adhering to medical prescription requirements combines sensors and hardware to record a cap state including an orientation, temperature, time stamp, and location of a cap device to enhance a patient's adherence to medical prescription when operably coupled with a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sensal Health, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Sirdeshmukh, Nestorius Wiegandt, Ashok Kumar Krishnamurthy, James Vincent Kokal, Robert Benkowski, Javier Oliver, Laurent Gregoire Benkowski
  • Publication number: 20200392689
    Abstract: An anchor pier for supporting a manufactured building, in which the anchor pier includes having a shaft with a connector and a helical flight proximate a driving tip, with a brace member attached to the connector and to the manufactured building with a connector, to transfer loading between the manufactured building and the ground. A method of supporting a manufactured building is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Oliver Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Oliver, John Oliver, Daniel Oliver, James Oliver
  • Patent number: 10868885
    Abstract: A method for notifying users of an online social network of an activity performed within a web site that is external to the online social network by an individual who is a registered user of the online social network and the web site. The method comprises the steps of receiving a notification package from the external web site, the notification package including a notification message that describes the activity performed, parsing the notification package to extract a list of recipients, each of whom is to receive the notification message, and issuing the notification message to each of the recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Oliver Sacks, Adam Marc Pisoni, Kris Branson Gale, James Robert Patterson
  • Patent number: 10848455
    Abstract: Abusive user accounts in a social network are identified from social network data. The social network data are processed to compare postings of the user accounts to identify a group of abusive user accounts. User accounts in the group of abusive user accounts are identified based on posted message content, images included in the messages, and/or posting times. Abusive user accounts can be canceled, suspended, or rate-limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Jennifer Rihn, Jonathan James Oliver
  • Publication number: 20200360095
    Abstract: A drive interface structure for interfacing one or more drive assembly interface elements of a surgical robot arm and one or more instrument interface elements of a surgical instrument. The drive interface structure includes a sheet of flexible material for providing a barrier between the one or more instrument interface elements and the one or more drive assembly interface elements; and a rigid rim attached to an outer edge of the sheet of flexible material, the rigid rim configured to engage an interface structure for detachably interfacing the surgical robot arm to the surgical instrument so that when the drive interface structure is engaged with the interface structure the sheet of flexible material covers an aperture of the interface structure through which the one more drive assembly interface elements transfer drive to the one or more instrument interface elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: James Oliver Grant, Keith Marshall, Martin McBrien
  • Publication number: 20200359229
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for managing frequency access in a shared spectrum available to a radio local access network (RLAN) in a wireless network. A shared spectrum system may perform operations including retrieving a plurality of parameters for one or more high-priority users in the wireless network; computing, based on the retrieved parameters, a plurality of interference-to-noise power ratio (I/N) contours; storing the plurality of I/N contours in a database; receiving, from an RLAN device in the wireless network, a request for spectrum availability, wherein the received request includes at least a first value; extracting, based on the first value in the request for spectrum availability, an I/N contour from the database matching RLAN parameters; determining, based on the extracted I/N contour, available frequency information corresponding to the received request for spectrum availability; and transmitting, to the RLAN device, the available frequency information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Federated Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Jay Macmullan, Michael Oliver Ghorbanzadeh, James Ni, Kurt Schaubach
  • Patent number: 10834127
    Abstract: An email attempting to perpetrate a business email compromise (BEC) attack is detected based on similarity of the email to a known BEC email and on similarity of the email to a user email that would have been sent by the purported sender of the email. Metadata of the email is extracted and input to a BEC machine learning model to find the known BEC email among BEC email samples. The extracted metadata are also input to a personal user machine learning model of the purported sender to generate the user email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Che-Fu Yeh, I-Ting Lien, Ming-Lun Li, Shih-Yu Chou, Po-Yuan Teng, Yuan Jiun Tsui, Cheng-Hsin Hsu, Wen-Kwang Tsao, Shih-Han Hsu, Pei-Yin Wu, Jonathan James Oliver
  • Patent number: 10794769
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for thermal detection. A thermal detection device includes a visual sensor, a thermal sensor (e.g., a thermopile array), a controller, a user interface, a display, and a removable and rechargeable battery pack. The thermal detection device also includes a plurality of additional software and hardware modules configured to perform or execute various functions and operations of the thermal detection device. An output from the visual sensor and an output from the thermal sensor are combined by the controller or the plurality of additional modules to generate a combined image for display on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evans H. Nguyen, Matthew J. Mergener, Wade Burch, James V. Curtin, Zachary P. Haas, Benjamin Oliver Ryan Cabot, Gareth Mueckl
  • Patent number: 10767337
    Abstract: An anchor pier for supporting a manufactured building, in which the anchor pier includes having a shaft with a connector and a helical flight proximate a driving tip, with a brace member attached to the connector and to the manufactured building with a connector, to transfer loading between the manufactured building and the ground. A method of supporting a manufactured building is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Oliver Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Oliver, John Oliver, Daniel Oliver, James Oliver
  • Patent number: 10752147
    Abstract: A selectively lowerable and raisable vehicle trailer system for raising and lowering of a vehicle trailer to expedite loading and unloading of cargo includes a rear wheel assembly. An elongated trailer is pivotally supported by the rear wheel assembly. The trailer is positional between a horizontal transport orientation and a sloped or angled loading/unloading orientation on the rear wheel assembly. The rear wheel assembly is selectively adjustable in position along the trailer between a rear transport position and a forward loading/unloading position, rearward and forward of the trailer center of gravity, respectively. A wheel assembly adjustment mechanism engages the rear wheel assembly. The wheel assembly adjustment mechanism operably engages the rear wheel assembly to facilitate selective positioning of the rear wheel assembly between the transport position and the loading/unloading position. A method of loading and unloading cargo onto and from a vehicle trailer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: James Oliver Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20200257518
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to a network interface receiving a firmware update from one or more packets. In some examples, the one or more packets indicate a start of a firmware update. In some examples, the network interface can also perform authenticating the start of firmware update indication and based on authentication of the firmware update, permit a firmware update of a device. In some examples, the device is one or more of: Board Management Controller (BMC), central processing unit (CPU), network interface, Ethernet controller, storage controller, memory controller, display engine, graphics processing unit (GPU), accelerator device, or peripheral device. In some examples, an end of firmware update indicator is received in the one or more packets. In some examples, communications are maintained through a port during a firmware change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin LIEDTKE, James R. HEARN, Scott P. DUBAL, Jeffery OLIVER, Patrick J. McLAUGHLIN, Sharada Ashok SHIDDIBHAVI, Daniel K. OSAWA, Kelly J. COUCH, Maciej PLUCINSKI
  • Publication number: 20200256994
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for using a square wave digital chirp signal for optical chirp range detection. A laser source emits an optical signal and a RF waveform generator generates an input digital chirp signal based on the square wave digital chirp signal. A frequency of the optical signal is modulated based on the input digital chirp signal. A splitter divides the optical signal into a transmit optical signal and a reference optical signal. A detector combines the reference optical signal and a return optical signal from an object. The detector generates an electrical output signal based on the combined reference optical signal and the return optical signal. A processor determines a range to the object based on a characteristic of a Fourier transform the electrical output signal. A method is also provided for using the square wave digital chirp signal for optical chirp range detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Blackmore Sensors & Analytics, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Crouch, James Curry, Trenton Berg, Richard Funk, Kyle Oliver, Daniel Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20200260289
    Abstract: Improved techniques are provided for managing frequency channels in a shared spectrum available to a radio local access network device (RLAN) in a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Federated Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Jay MACMULLAN, Michael Oliver GHORBANZADEH, James NI, Kurt SCHAUBACH
  • Publication number: 20200231493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a coated glass substrate, the process comprising providing a glass substrate having at least one surface, the surface having deposited thereon a layer of a transparent conductive material, providing a coating composition comprising a polysilazane, contacting the surface of the transparent conductive material with the coating composition and curing the coating composition to form a coating layer on the surface of the transparent conductive material the coating layer comprising silica, and to architectural and automotive glazing comprising coated glass substrates obtained using the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: SIMON JAMES HURST, MARK JOHN GLYNN, SIMON PAUL OLIVER
  • Patent number: 10681835
    Abstract: A computing device is disclosed. The example computing device includes an enclosure that houses an electrical component. The example computing device also includes a latch assembly disposed on the enclosure, the latch assembly to facilitate coupling the enclosure to a rack. The latch assembly includes an antenna which is communicatively coupled to the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Earl W. Moore, James Jeffery Schulze, Joseph Oliver
  • Patent number: D910186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CMR Surgical Limited
    Inventors: Martin McBrien, James Oliver Grant, Keith Marshall