Patents by Inventor James A. Shaw

James A. Shaw 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: 20210209522
    Abstract: An online booking system caters for the corporate booking of the travel of a number of people to a single destination or multiple destinations by providing a file with details of the trip destination, the people involved and the criteria which override the normal corporate travel criteria. The booking system then merges this with the normal corporate travel criteria and any external profile criteria of the individuals and books individuals to the destination before issuing the bookings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Robert James SHAW, Darrin John GRAFTON
  • Publication number: 20210118122
    Abstract: An apparatus for classifying a contrast level of an image is provided. One or more processors execute instructions stored in one or more memory devices which configure the one or more processors to obtain an image from an image source, extract intensity values for each pixel of the obtained image, calculate a probability distribution for the obtained image representing a number of pixels at each unique pixel value, determine, from the calculated probability distribution, a spread value representing a series pixel values including at least a predetermined number of pixels at each pixel value in the series of pixel values and classify the obtained image a member of one of three classes based on the calculated probability distribution and the determined spread value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Gennadiy Guyduy, Tyler James Shaw
  • Publication number: 20200334590
    Abstract: A travel booking system abstracts the user from a travel search of web and internet searches initiated by the user and the search result of those searches to present the user with a consistent interface for both entry and results. As part of the abstraction the search introduces elements of one or more traveller profiles to delineate the searches. The user may investigate the search results for a trip or alternate route options returned by a search to further direct the search or to book a search result and when a booked itinerary is returned may load this to a traveller's device together with other assistance for phases of the trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Robert James Shaw, Darrin John Grafton
  • Publication number: 20190212361
    Abstract: A sample vessel retention mechanism for an inverted microscope having an optical objective and a scanning probe microscope (SPM) head. The inverted microscope includes a platform for supporting a sample vessel, in which is formed an aperture sized to provide a passage for the objective of the inverted microscope to approach the sample vessel from below. The retention mechanism provides a vacuum region formed in the platform, with the vacuum region being barometrically coupled with a vacuum generator. Establishment of a vacuum in the vacuum region prevents or substantially reduces oscillation of the sample vessel floor in an operating frequency range of the SPM head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Meyer, Shuiqing Hu, James Shaw, Chanmin Su
  • Patent number: 10280065
    Abstract: A fluid container having a body, a handle arranged in a top section of the body, a flow trigger in the handle, and a safety trigger that interacts with the flow trigger and prevents activation of the flow trigger. A vent assembly is arranged in the body and is configured to b activated by the safety trigger to vent the body. A spout assembly is movably coupled to the body and rotates between a use position and a storage position. A first valve opens as the spout assembly is moved from the storage position to the use position and a second valve is arranged upstream of the first valve to control fluid flow into the spout assembly. A linkage mechanism is arranged between th flow trigger and the second valve and configured to open the second valve when the flow trigger is activated and the safety trigger is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUELHOSS, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy James Shaw
  • Patent number: 10274150
    Abstract: An LED luminaire with an integrated battery backup is divided into a hidden infrastructure portion and a decorative body portion. The luminaire body has a main lighting deck with two separate LED arrays mounted thereon and a decorative skirt extending from the main lighting deck. A first LED array is operative on regular and emergency power, and a second LED array is operative on battery power. A diffuser panel is received over the main lighting deck. The hidden infrastructure portion includes a light fixture housing configured and arranged to be mounted within a building infrastructure, an emergency battery backup assembly received within the light fixture housing wall, and a housing fixture bracket secured within the light fixture housing to support the emergency backup assembly in the upper portion of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Shaw
  • Publication number: 20190106314
    Abstract: A fluid container having a body, a handle arranged in a top section of the body, a flow trigger in the handle, and a safety trigger that interacts with the flow trigger and prevents activation of the flow trigger. A vent assembly is arranged in the body and is configured to b activated by the safety trigger to vent the body. A spout assembly is movably coupled to the body and rotates between a use position and a storage position. A first valve opens as the spout assembly is moved from the storage position to the use position and a second valve is arranged upstream of the first valve to control fluid flow into the spout assembly. A linkage mechanism is arranged between the flow trigger and the second valve and configured to open the second valve when the flow trigger is activated and the safety trigger is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy James SHAW
  • Patent number: 10175263
    Abstract: A sample vessel retention mechanism for an inverted microscope having an optical objective and a scanning probe microscope (SPM) head. The inverted microscope includes a platform for supporting a sample vessel, in which is formed an aperture sized to provide a passage for the objective of the inverted microscope to approach the sample vessel from below. The retention mechanism provides a vacuum region formed in the platform, with the vacuum region being barometrically coupled with a vacuum generator. Establishment of a vacuum in the vacuum region prevents or substantially reduces oscillation of the sample vessel floor in an operating frequency range of the SPM head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bruker Nano, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Meyer, Shuiqing Hu, James Shaw, Chanmin Su
  • Publication number: 20180293522
    Abstract: A travel booking system abstracts the user from a travel search of web and internet searches initiated by the user and the search result of those searches to present the user with a consistent interface for both entry and results. As part of the abstraction the search introduces elements of one or more traveller profiles to delineate the searches. The user may investigate the search results for a trip or alternate route options returned by a search to further direct the search or to book a search result and when a booked itinerary is returned may load this to a traveller's device together with other assistance for phases of the trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Robert James SHAW, Darrin John GRAFTON
  • Patent number: 10049100
    Abstract: For automated text processing, the inventors devised, among other things, an exemplary system that automatically extracts financial events from various unstructured text based sources, such as press releases and news articles. Extracted events, such as mergers & acquisitions, earnings guidance reports, and actual earnings announcements, are represented as structured data records which can be linked, searched, and displayed and used as a basis for controlling accessing to the source documents and other related financial documents for named entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Global Resources Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Frank Schilder, James Shaw
  • Publication number: 20180188286
    Abstract: A sample vessel retention mechanism for an inverted microscope having an optical objective and a scanning probe microscope (SPM) head. The inverted microscope includes a platform for supporting a sample vessel, in which is formed an aperture sized to provide a passage for the objective of the inverted microscope to approach the sample vessel from below. The retention mechanism provides a vacuum region formed in the platform, with the vacuum region being barometrically coupled with a vacuum generator. Establishment of a vacuum in the vacuum region prevents or substantially reduces oscillation of the sample vessel floor in an operating frequency range of the SPM head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Bruker Nano, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles MEYER, Shuiqing HU, James SHAW, Chanmin SU
  • Publication number: 20180128436
    Abstract: An LED luminaire with an integrated battery backup is divided into a hidden infrastructure portion and a decorative body portion. The luminaire body has a main lighting deck with two separate LED arrays mounted thereon and a decorative skirt extending from the main lighting deck. A first LED array is operative on regular and emergency power, and a second LED array is operative on battery power. A diffuser panel is received over the main lighting deck. The hidden infrastructure portion includes a light fixture housing configured and arranged to be mounted within a building infrastructure, an emergency battery backup assembly received within the light fixture housing wall, and a housing fixture bracket secured within the light fixture housing to support the emergency backup assembly in the upper portion of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Shaw
  • Publication number: 20170278024
    Abstract: A method of monitoring the expenses of a traveller during the progress of an itinerary utilises a mobile device equipped with NFC for carrying out the financial transactions associated with the itinerary and storing details of the financial transaction on a mobile device associated with the traveller, and updating a corporate ERP or similar financial database with the financial transactions to allow allocation to cost centres. The itinerary may be laid out in terms of itinerary events, each of which may be tracked by an NFC connection with an NFC device at an expected location and date for the itinerary event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Robert James SHAW, Darrin GRAFTON
  • Patent number: 9755448
    Abstract: An LED luminaire with an integrated battery backup is divided into a hidden infrastructure portion and a decorative body portion. The luminaire body has a main lighting deck with at least one LED mounted thereon and a decorative skirt extending from the main lighting deck. A diffuser panel is received over the main lighting deck. The hidden infrastructure portion includes a light fixture housing configured and arranged to be mounted within a building infrastructure, an emergency battery backup assembly received within the light fixture housing wall, and a housing fixture bracket secured within the light fixture housing to support the emergency backup assembly in the upper portion of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: REVOLUTION LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: James Shaw
  • Patent number: 9704110
    Abstract: A method of monitoring the expenses of a traveller during the progress of an itinerary utilises NFC for carrying out the financial transactions associated with the itinerary and updates a corporate ERP or similar financial database with the financial transactions as they occur allowing rapid allocation to cost centres. The itinerary may be laid out in terms of itinerary events, each of which may be tracked by an NFC connection with an NFC device at an expected location and date for the itinerary event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SERKO LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert James Shaw, Darrin Grafton
  • Publication number: 20170109665
    Abstract: An online booking system caters for the corporate booking of the travel of a number of people to a single destination or multiple destinations by providing a file with details of the trip destination, the people involved and the criteria which override the normal corporate travel criteria. The booking system then merges this with the normal corporate travel criteria and any external profile criteria of the individuals and books individuals to the destination before issuing the bookings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Robert James SHAW, Darrin John GRAFTON
  • Patent number: 9586091
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and/or an apparatus using a computer configured exercise system equipped with an electric motor to provide physical resistance to user motion in conjunction with means for sharing exercise system related data and/or user performance data with a secondary user, such as a medical professional, a physical therapist, a trainer, a computer generated competitor, and/or a human competitor. For example, the exercise system is used with a remote trainer to enhance exercise performance, with a remote medical professional for rehabilitation, and/or with a competitor in a competition, such as in a power/weightlifting competition or in a video game. The exercise system is optionally configured with an intelligent software assistant and knowledge navigator functioning as a personal assistant application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Alton Reich, James Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160230973
    Abstract: An LED luminaire with an integrated battery backup is divided into a hidden infrastructure portion and a decorative body portion. The luminaire body has a main lighting deck with at least one LED mounted thereon and a decorative skirt extending from the main lighting deck. A diffuser panel is received over the main lighting deck. The hidden infrastructure portion includes a light fixture housing configured and arranged to be mounted within a building infrastructure, an emergency battery backup assembly received within the light fixture housing wall, and a housing fixture bracket secured within the light fixture housing to support the emergency backup assembly in the upper portion of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: REVOLUTION LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: James Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160136483
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and/or an apparatus using a computer configured exercise system equipped with an electric motor to provide physical resistance to user motion in conjunction with means for sharing exercise system related data and/or user performance data with a secondary user, such as a medical professional, a physical therapist, a trainer, a computer generated competitor, and/or a human competitor. For example, the exercise system is used with a remote trainer to enhance exercise performance, with a remote medical professional for rehabilitation, and/or with a competitor in a competition, such as in a power/weightlifting competition or in a video game. The exercise system is optionally configured with an intelligent software assistant and knowledge navigator functioning as a personal assistant application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Alton Reich, James Shaw
  • Patent number: 9272186
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and/or an apparatus using a computer configured exercise system equipped with an electric motor to provide physical resistance to user motion in conjunction with means for sharing exercise system related data and/or user performance data with a secondary user, such as a medical professional, a physical therapist, a trainer, a computer generated competitor, and/or a human competitor. For example, the exercise system is used with a remote trainer to enhance exercise performance, with a remote medical professional for rehabilitation, and/or with a competitor in a competition, such as in a power/weightlifting competition or in a video game. The exercise system is optionally configured with an intelligent software assistant and knowledge navigator functioning as a personal assistant application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Alton Reich, James Shaw