Patents by Inventor James A. Snook

James A. Snook 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: 10345619
    Abstract: Thinned, flexible surface regions upon which flexible active components may be utilized to attach flexible active components in space/volume constrained devices, for example, a powered ophthalmic device. Thinned, flexible surface regions foster an avenue for enhanced functionality because various electronic circuits and components can be integrated into polymeric structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, James Daniel Riall, Sharika Snook, Dawn Jamisha Owens, Marina Archer
  • Publication number: 20190179166
    Abstract: The present invention, as described above and as further defined by the claims below, provides methods for forming an Ophthalmic Lens that encapsulates a Rigid Insert, wherein the Rigid Insert may be tailored to correct specific astigmatic characteristics of an eye and apparatus for implementing such methods, as well as Ophthalmic Lenses formed with the Rigid Inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, James D. Riall, Sharika Snook, Karson S. Putts, Edward R. Kernick, Frederick A. Flitsch, Camille Higham
  • Patent number: 8583286
    Abstract: A brain-based device (BBD) for moving in a real-world environment has sensors that provide data about the environment, actuators to move the BBD, and a hybrid controller which includes a neural controller having a simulated nervous system being a model of selected areas of the human brain and a non-neural controller based on a computational algorithmic network. The neural controller and non-neural controller interact with one another to control movement of the BBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason G. Fleischer, Botond Szatmáry, Donald B. Hutson, Douglas A. Moore, James A. Snook, Gerald M. Edelman, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Publication number: 20120323832
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) or similar programmable device to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Donald B. Hutson, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Patent number: 8326782
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs or similar programmable device can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Richard W. Schermerhorn
  • Publication number: 20120209432
    Abstract: A brain-based device (BBD) for moving in a real-world environment has sensors that provide data about the environment, actuators to move the BBD, and a hybrid controller which includes a neural controller having a simulated nervous system being a model of selected areas of the human brain and a non-neural controller based on a computational algorithmic network. The neural controller and non-neural controller interact with one another to control movement of the BBD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jason G. Fleischer, Botond Szatmary, Donald B. Hutson, Douglas A. Moore, James A. Snook, Gerald M. Edelman, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Patent number: 8126828
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) for implementing a synthetic neural model of the biological anatomy of the human brain to control a brain-based device (BBD) that is movable in a real-world environment, including neural processing units (NPUs), each having a programmed processor and a local memory that stores data records of neural elements, a system memory for storing data about all the NPUs, and a finite state machine and a system bus for transferring data between the NPUs and system memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Neuroscience Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Donald B. Hutson, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Publication number: 20110302120
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs or similar programmable device can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Richard W. Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 7908235
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs or similar programmable device can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Richard W. Schermerhorn
  • Publication number: 20110022230
    Abstract: A brain-based device (BBD) for moving in a real-world environment has sensors that provide data about the environment, actuators to move the BBD, and a hybrid controller which includes a neural controller having a simulated nervous system being a model of selected areas of the human brain and a non-neural controller based on a computational algorithmic network. The neural controller and non-neural controller interact with one another to control movement of the BBD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jason G. Fleischer, Botond Szatmary, Donald B. Hutson, Douglas A. Moore, James A. Snook, Gerald M. Edelman, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Patent number: 7765029
    Abstract: A brain-based device (BBD) for moving in a real-world environment has sensors that provide data about the environment, actuators to move the BBD, and a hybrid controller which includes a neural controller having a simulated nervous system being a model of selected areas of the human brain and a non-neural controller based on a computational algorithmic network. The neural controller and non-neural controller interact with one another to control movement of the BBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason G. Fleischer, Botond Szatmary, Donald B. Hutson, Douglas A. Moore, James A. Snook, Gerald M. Edelman, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Publication number: 20100161533
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs or similar programmable device can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Richard W. Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 7627540
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs or similar programmable device can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Richard W. Schermerhorn
  • Publication number: 20090240642
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) or similar programmable device to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Donald B. Hutson, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Patent number: 7533071
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) or similar programmable device to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Snook, Donald B. Hutson, Jeffrey L. Krichmar
  • Publication number: 20070100780
    Abstract: A hybrid control system for a robot can include a neuronal control portion and a non-neuronal control portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: Neurosciences Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Fleischer, Botond Szatmary, Donald Hutson, Douglas Moore, James Snook, Gerald Edelman, Jeffrey Krichmar
  • Publication number: 20070094481
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) or similar programmable device to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: James Snook, Donald Hutson, Jeffrey Krichmar
  • Publication number: 20070011118
    Abstract: A special purpose processor (SPP) can use a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to model a large number of neural elements. The FPGAs or similar programmable device can have multiple cores doing presynaptic, postsynaptic, and plasticity calculations in parallel. Each core can implement multiple neural elements of the neural model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: James Snook, Richard Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 5826413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety stirrup for use with horses which prevents a rider's foot from being caught in the stirrup in the event of inadvertent dismounting of the rider. The stirrup consists of a foot support pivotably held within a mounting member. The foot support can be released at an end from the mounting member and portions of the foot support are separable so that a trapped foot can be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Saferider Australia PTY Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayden Gregory Bostock, Ashley Charles James Snook, Peter Zillmer
  • Patent number: 5794614
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for facilitating the respiration of a patient are disclosed which are particularly useful in treating mixed and obstructive sleep apnea and certain cardiovascular conditions, among others, by increasing nasal air pressure delivered to the patient's respiratory passages just prior to inhalation and by subsequently decreasing the pressure to ease exhalation effort. The preferred apparatus includes a patient-coupled gas delivery device for pressurizing the patient's nasal passages at a controllable pressure, and a controller coupled with the delivery device having a pressure transducer for monitoring the nasal pressure and a microcontroller for selectively controlling the nasal pressure. In operation, the controller determines a point in the patient breathing cycle just prior to inhalation and initiates an increase in nasal pressure at that point in order to stimulate normal inhalation, and subsequently lowers the nasal pressure to ease exhalation efforts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventors: Roger A. Gruenke, Russell L. Trimble, Christopher D. Lasnier, Steven W. Loethen, Jiri G. Orlt, James A. Snook, Marilyn S. Wyble