Patents by Inventor James A. Orr

James A. Orr 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: 11847129
    Abstract: A cognate specification system manages and enforces digital, canonical representations of entities that are added to and in the system by creating a composite entity key (“EntityKey”) that uniquely and immutably identifies each entity within the system, and that is created based upon the attributes of the entity rather than being arbitrarily assigned. Entities may be organized into various types or cognates, each associated with distinct sets of attributes. A physical or digital referent may be added to the system as an entity by specifying attributes. In such a system, any entity, whether a physical or digital referent, a process, or other type, is uniquely and verifiably identifiable, and may be linked to or associated with other entities, allowing users of the system to produce and access specification granularity beyond traditional approaches focused on systems interoperability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: EDGEWOOD SOFTWARE CORP.
    Inventors: David Boggs, James Orr, Thomas Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11502483
    Abstract: An ion generating device can include a housing having an opening, an anode and a cathode disposed within the housing and having a space between them in fluid communication with the opening, a power source having a negative terminal and a positive terminal with a first connection between the negative terminal and the anode and a second connection between the positive terminal and the cathode, and an air mover disposed to direct an air flow through the space and out of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NATURION PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Warren Edwin Guthrie, John Gregory Videtich, Kenneth James Orr, Eric Joshua Emens
  • Publication number: 20220197920
    Abstract: A cognate specification system manages and enforces digital, canonical representations of entities that are added to and in the system by creating a composite entity key (“EntityKey”) that uniquely and immutably identifies each entity within the system, and that is created based upon the attributes of the entity rather than being arbitrarily assigned. Entities may be organized into various types or cognates, each associated with distinct sets of attributes. A physical or digital referent may be added to the system as an entity by specifying attributes. In such a system, any entity, whether a physical or digital referent, a process, or other type, is uniquely and verifiably identifiable, and may be linked to or associated with other entities, allowing users of the system to produce and access specification granularity beyond traditional approaches focused on systems interoperability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: David Boggs, James Orr, Thomas Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11368000
    Abstract: An ion generating device can include a housing having an opening, an anode and a cathode disposed within the housing and having a space between them in fluid communication with the opening, a power source having a negative terminal and a positive terminal with a first connection between the negative terminal and the anode and a second connection between the positive terminal and the cathode, and an air mover disposed to direct an air flow through the space and out of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NATURION PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Warren Edwin Guthrie, John Gregory Videtich, Kenneth James Orr, Eric Joshua Emens
  • Patent number: 11308113
    Abstract: A cognate specification system manages and enforces digital, canonical representations of entities that are added to and in the system by creating a composite entity key (“EntityKey”) that uniquely and immutably identifies each entity within the system, and that is created based upon the attributes of the entity rather than being arbitrarily assigned. Entities may be organized into various types or cognates, each associated with distinct sets of attributes. A physical or digital referent may be added to the system as an entity by specifying attributes. In such a system, any entity, whether a physical or digital referent, a process, or other type, is uniquely and verifiably identifiable, and may be linked to or associated with other entities, allowing users of the system to produce and access specification granularity beyond traditional approaches focused on systems interoperability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Edgewood Software Corp.
    Inventors: David Boggs, James Orr, Thomas Vaughan
  • Patent number: 11035198
    Abstract: A multifunction blowout preventer has a housing formed from a single piece of material, which has a central bore, a bottom connection, a gate valve section, an integrated ram assembly/flow tee section, and a top connection. The blowout preventer optionally includes a gas lift/electrical ports section. The components of the blowout preventer are radially offset and/or staggered from one another about the periphery of the housing to help minimize the height of the blowout preventer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DRECO ENERGY SERVICES ULC
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr, Clark Weiss
  • Publication number: 20210086195
    Abstract: An ion generating device can include a housing having an opening, an anode and a cathode disposed within the housing and having a space between them in fluid communication with the opening, a power source having a negative terminal and a positive terminal with a first connection between the negative terminal and the anode and a second connection between the positive terminal and the cathode, and an air mover disposed to direct an air flow through the space and out of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Warren Edwin Guthrie, John Gregory Videtich, Kenneth James Orr, Eric Joshua Emens
  • Patent number: 10941628
    Abstract: An adjustable blowout preventer may be configured to be adjustable, such that a central bore of the blowout preventer may be adjusted or repositioned. The blowout preventer may include one or more adjustment mechanisms for adjusting an angle of tilt of the central bore and/or an offset distance of the central bore. The adjustment mechanisms may be arranged between a stack of the blowout preventer and a wellhead. The adjustment mechanisms may generally be tubular structures having angled and/or laterally offset bores therein. The adjustment mechanisms may be configured to be rotatable, such that rotation of the mechanisms may change an angle of tilt and/or lateral offset of the blowout preventer central bore, or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DRECO ENERGY SERVICES ULC
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Patent number: 10920887
    Abstract: A blowout preventer (BOP) and a seal anti-extrusion apparatus is provided for well control about a tubular such as a polish rod. Each of opposing ram blocks support a semi-circular primary seal and at least one downstream backup ring. An extrusion gap is formed between the ram block and the rod. The backup ring has profile that is axially compressible by the primary seal when activated, causing an inner diameter diminish, and closing the extrusion gap for improved sealing integrity of the primary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DRECO ENERGY SERVICES ULC
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Patent number: 10900313
    Abstract: Apparatus and methodologies are provided for modifying the wellhead structure of a production well to seal the production well before subterranean fracturing operations. The apparatus includes an enclosure tubular and adapter 5 for sealingly engaging the polish rod extending from the wellhead structure, while maintaining the entire rod string in tension in a manner to ensure that the string and its connection with the downhole pump are not compromised. More specifically, the present preparations involve retaining the rod string in tension while removing at least the stuffing box from the wellhead structure, and 10 temporarily installing the enclosure tubular and adapter to seal the wellhead, preventing wellbore blowouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DRECO ENERGY SERVICES ULC
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Publication number: 20200169066
    Abstract: An ion generating device can include a housing having an opening, an anode and a cathode disposed within the housing and having a space between them in fluid communication with the opening, a power source having a negative terminal and a positive terminal with a first connection between the negative terminal and the anode and a second connection between the positive terminal and the cathode, and an air mover disposed to direct an air flow through the space and out of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Warren Edwin Guthrie, John Gregory Videtich, Kenneth James Orr, Eric Joshua Emens
  • Publication number: 20190360299
    Abstract: A multifunction blowout preventer has a housing formed from a single piece of material, which has a central bore, a bottom connection, a gate valve section, an integrated ram assembly/flow tee section, and a top connection. The blowout preventer optionally includes a gas lift/electrical ports section. The components of the blowout preventer are radially offset and/or staggered from one another about the periphery of the housing to help minimize the height of the blowout preventer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr, Clark Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190234167
    Abstract: Apparatus and methodologies are provided for modifying the wellhead structure of a production well to seal the production well before subterranean fracturing operations. The apparatus includes an enclosure tubular and adapter 5 for sealingly engaging the polish rod extending from the wellhead structure, while maintaining the entire rod string in tension in a manner to ensure that the string and its connection with the downhole pump are not compromised. More specifically, the present preparations involve retaining the rod string in tension while removing at least the stuffing box from the wellhead structure, and 10 temporarily installing the enclosure tubular and adapter to seal the wellhead, preventing wellbore blowouts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Publication number: 20190093441
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to adjustable blowout preventers and methods of adjusting a central bore of a blowout preventer. A blowout preventer of the present disclosure may be configured to be adjustable, such that a central bore of the blowout preventer may be adjusted or repositioned. In particular, a blowout preventer of the present disclosure may have one or more adjustment mechanisms for adjusting an angle of tilt of the central bore and/or an offset distance of the central bore. The adjustment mechanisms may be arranged between a stack of the blowout preventer and a wellhead. The adjustment mechanisms may generally be tubular structures having angled and/or laterally offset bores therein. The adjustment mechanisms may be configured to be rotatable, such that rotation of the mechanisms may change an angle of tilt and/or lateral offset of the blowout preventer central bore, or portions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Publication number: 20190049017
    Abstract: A blowout preventer (BOP) and a seal anti-extrusion apparatus is provided for well control about a tubular such as a polish rod. Each of opposing ram blocks support a semi-circular primary seal and at least one downstream backup ring. An extrusion gap is formed between the ram block and the rod. The backup ring has profile that is axially compressible by the primary seal when activated, causing an inner diameter diminish, and closing the extrusion gap for improved sealing integrity of the primary seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Publication number: 20190040696
    Abstract: An aligning apparatus may include a housing configured for arrangement about a reciprocating rod, a bore extending through the housing and having a size configured to allow the reciprocating rod to pass through the bore in a reciprocating and longitudinal motion, and a plurality of rolling elements arranged along the bore and configured to guide the rod through the bore during reciprocation operations, wherein the housing includes a plurality of portions and is configured for lateral removal from the reciprocating rod. A wellhead assembly having an aligning apparatus and/or a pump jack with an aligning apparatus may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: David McAdam, Brian McAdam, James Orr
  • Publication number: 20170054444
    Abstract: A system for improving signal timing measurement resolution for an asynchronous measurement signal, the system being adapted to produce multiple phase shifted timing outputs, each having a fixed phase and being representative of timing information for the asynchronous measurement signal, and combine the multiple phase shifted timing outputs to provide a single combined timing output. Preferably but not essentially, the system is configured to produce the multiple phase shifted timing outputs using multiple fixed phase shifted clocks; multiple counters each one associated with one of the phase shifted clocks; and multiple samplers each one associated with one of the phase shifted clocks and its counter, wherein each clock, counter and sampler combination is used to sample the asynchronous measurement signal to produce a timing output, thereby to provide multiple phase shifted timing outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Simon Wainwright, James Orr
  • Patent number: 9494989
    Abstract: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide for the powering of active components in connector inserts at each end of a cable may in various ways. For example, where a host is coupled to a device that is not self-powered, the host may provide power for circuitry at each end of the cable. In various embodiments of the present invention, the device may request higher voltage from the host, such that more power can be delivered. In these cases, the device may regulate the voltage received from the host to a lower voltage, and then provide the lower voltage to circuitry at one or both ends of the cable. Where the host is connected to a device that is self-powered, the host and the self-powered device may power their respective connector insert circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Baker, William O. Ferry, James Orr
  • Patent number: D860475
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIO NEXTEV LIMITED
    Inventors: Kris Tomasson, Juho Suh, Jianwen Lai, Chao Yang, Zhiling Zhao, Robert James Orr, IV, Wenjie Hou, Hao Zhu, Wengang Qi, Patrick Niall McGoldrick, Michael Tropper, Matthew Garwood
  • Patent number: D876341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kris Tomasson, Juho Suh, Jim Baste, Lijian Xia, Chao Yang, Zhiling Zhao, Robert James Orr, IV, Jie Shao, Tianlei Hao, Wenjie Hou, Patrick Niall McGoldrick, Christoph Proessler, Matthew Garwood, Michael Tropper