Patents by Inventor James A. Stevens

James A. Stevens 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: 20200199568
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a high-throughput continuous culture system and novel methodologies for the experimental evolution of natural and synthetic microbes using the continuous culture system. The microbial culture is exposed to a stress ramp function which is overlaid on top of a culture fitness function. The amount of stress applied to the culture is increased in response to increased fitness of the microbial culture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Caleb J. Bashor, Jason Hung-Ying Yang, Arnaud Gutierrez, Wooseok Steven Ahn, James J. Collins, Brandon Gei-Chin Wong, Ahmad S. Khalil
  • Publication number: 20200196841
    Abstract: A protective cover set for a medical probe that includes a joint that seals both a moisture resistant probe cover and a surrounding wrapper that provides a barrier against microbial intrusion into the space between the outer wrapper and the probe cover. The sealed joint fixes the probe cover in place in relation to the outer wrapper. In some examples, the sealed joint secures a prefabricated probe cover with a three-dimensional non-planar shape in relation to the outer wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Sheathing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence S. Polayes, Jennifer Downing, Sengdara Srisavaththay, Richard James Stevens
  • Publication number: 20200191808
    Abstract: An instrument for processing a biological sample includes a chassis. Connected to the chassis is a tape path along which a tape with a matrix of wells can be automatically advanced through the instrument, a dispensing assembly for dispensing the biological sample and a reagent into the matrix of wells of the tape to form a biological sample and reagent mixture, a sealing assembly for sealing the biological sample and reagent mixture in the tape, and an amplification and detection assembly for detecting a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture in the matrix of wells in the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Darren Lynn Cook, Eric Guy Johnson, Nathan Luther Westad, Andrew Richard Haug, James Henry Konynenbelt, Grant Edward Maasjo, Jared Whittier Patterson, Brent Conrad Urke, Ryan John Zitzmann, Chad Steven Smith
  • Patent number: 10682494
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a proximal diameter. The guide extension catheter may additionally include a collar member attached to the distal end of the proximal member, the collar member comprising a base portion and one or more ribs connected to the base portion and extending distally away from the base portion. In still some additional embodiments, the guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath member attached to the collar member, the distal sheath member having a distal diameter larger than the proximal diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Steven Fuller, James M. Anderson, John E. Uschold
  • Patent number: 10682077
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting joint motion of a user. In particular embodiments, devices may comprise a deflectable beam coupled to a user via adhesive pads located between the neck and shoulder of the use. Audio and haptic feedback can be provided to the user when the deflectable beam deflects due to motion of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, SETON HEALTHCARE FAMILY
    Inventors: James S. Sulzer, Jose J. Mendez, Jr., Nicholas D. Phillips, Lisa Stevens, Curtis Merring
  • Patent number: 10666694
    Abstract: A social networking system contains information describing information about users of the social networking system and about various connections among the users. When a user of the social networking system accesses an external website, the external website may send the user a web page containing markup language with instructions to retrieve information associated with a user from a social networking system. The client device processes the annotations and sends a request for social information related to the user to a social networking system, subject perhaps to privacy settings in the social networking system. The user's browser uses the information obtained from the social networking system in response to the request to render the markup language document for display on the user's computer system. This process allows the external website to use information from the social networking system to enhance the user's experience on the external website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhu, David Brookes Morin, James M. Leszczenski, Michael Steven Vernal, Joshua E. Elman, Luke Jonathan Shepard
  • Patent number: 10657163
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking and searching the usage, flow or communication of assets are disclosed. Embodiments as disclosed herein may create and update a graph representing the assets in an enterprise, where the objects and relationships in the graph represent the assets, communications, users or relationship. The graph may be queried to discover a wide variety of information regarding these assets, communications, users or relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Byron Steven Pruitt, Jeffrey Alan Cole, James Matthew Downs
  • Publication number: 20200152259
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for sorting items to a plurality of sort destinations. The items are fed into the apparatus at an input station having a scanning station. The scanning station evaluates one or more characteristics of each item. The items are then loaded onto one of a plurality of independently controlled delivery vehicles. The delivery vehicles are individually driven to sort destinations. Once at the appropriate sort destination, the delivery vehicle ejects the item to the sort destination and returns to receive another item to be delivered. A re-induction conveyor may be provided for receiving select items from the vehicles and conveying the items back to the input station for re-processing. Additionally, a controller is provided to control the movement of the vehicles based on a characteristic of each item being delivered by each vehicle. The system may also include vehicles having an assembly for detecting items being loaded onto or discharged from the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Robert R. DeWitt, Alexander Stevens, Monty McVaugh, James Walsh, Gregory Wilson
  • Patent number: 10650329
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an analytics computing environment data store may contain a set of electronic data records, each electronic data record being associated with a predictive analytic algorithm and including an algorithm identifier and a set of algorithm characteristic values. An analytics environment computer may receive an adjustment from a user associated with an enterprise, the adjustment changing at least one of the set of algorithm characteristic values for a predictive analytic algorithm. Deployment of the predictive analytic algorithm may then be initiated in an enterprise operations workflow and at least one result may be generated. The deployed predictive analytic algorithm may then monitor the result and generate an alert signal when the result exceeds a boundary condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: James A. Madison, Shane Eric Barnes, Tyler L. Kapushinski, Mohan Subramaniam, Ludwig Steven Wasik
  • Patent number: 10639544
    Abstract: An interactive computer game is described which works in conjunction with a number of physical modules that a user can connect together in different ways to form a coherent physical whole object. The game receives data from the object via a wireless link, the data identifying at least which modules form part of the object and updates game play based on the data received. At some point within the game play, the game presents an objective or goal to the user which the user can only achieve by interacting with the physical object formed from the modules. In an embodiment, this interaction comprises re-arranging the modules or swapping modules to form an object with a different visual appearance, moving all or part of the object and/or interacting with a sensor on a module in the object. The game may receive further data from the object during the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James William Scott, Haiyan Zhang, Nicolas Villar, Greg Saul, Alexandra Keeley Bunting, Lee Jason Schuneman, Philip Robert Harrison, Jonathan Steven Robinson, Sabina Lopez-Moreno, Simone Rita Thomas, Patrizio Spadoni, Alex Hall, Tariq Adaci, Levi Naess, Sebastien Vandenberghe, Alma Coyolxauhqui Salinas Lopez, Simon Jay Carter
  • Patent number: 10633615
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing cleaning composition including a dispersant polymer and a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Scialla, Glenn Steven Ward, James Elliot Goodwin, Yonas Gizaw
  • Patent number: 10638097
    Abstract: An audio/video (A/V) recording and communication doorbell device includes an input port, a switch, a first power supply, a second power supply, a button, a first controller, and a second controller. The switch is electrically coupled across the input port. The first power supply receives power from the input port and powers a first power supply rail, and the second power supply powers a second power supply rail. The button, when pressed, activates a signaling device. The first controller is at least partially powered from the first power supply rail and closes the switch in response to the button being pressed. The second controller is at least partially powered from the second power supply rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Steven Skeoch, Robert Tso, Chih-Jung Lin
  • Publication number: 20200114163
    Abstract: A bone implant includes a rod having an aperture extending entirely through the rod. The aperture is to receive a fastener to couple the rod to a bone of a patient. The bone implant also includes a light source disposed on the rod. The light source is to emit light onto a portion of the bone adjacent the rod to at least one of stimulate bone growth or reduce bone loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: James T. Ninomiya, Janine A. Struve, Dorothee Weihrauch, Scott Howard Micoley, Dale Selsor DiIulio, Douglas J. Birkholz, Kyle Steven Jansson, Richard B. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10620226
    Abstract: An instrument for processing a biological sample includes a chassis. Connected to the chassis is a tape path along which a tape with a matrix of wells can be automatically advanced through the instrument, a dispensing assembly for dispensing the biological sample and a reagent into the matrix of wells of the tape to form a biological sample and reagent mixture, a sealing assembly for sealing the biological sample and reagent mixture in the tape, and an amplification and detection assembly for detecting a signal from the biological sample and reagent mixture in the matrix of wells in the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DOUGLAS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Lynn Cook, Eric Guy Johnson, Nathan Luther Westad, Andrew Richard Haug, James Henry Konynenbelt, Grant Edward Maasjo, Jared Whittier Patterson, Brent Conrad Urke, Ryan John Zitzmann, Chad Steven Smith
  • Patent number: 10617299
    Abstract: A two-way audiovisual communication device with multiple audio and video subsystems. In one embodiment, the device includes a wheeled cart that supports a dock for a tablet computing device that includes a tablet camera, a tablet display, and a tablet microphone. The device also includes a cart camera, a cart speaker, and a cart microphone. The device may be coupled to a network and accessible to other devices on the network to allow a two-way audiovisual session to take place between remote parties. The device may operate in two modes: In a first mode, the tablet is mated with the dock and the remote device receives video from the pan-tilt-zoom camera and audio from the cart microphone. In a second mode, the tablet is removed from the dock and the remote device receives video from the tablet camera and audio from the tablet microphone. In both modes, the tablet monitor displays video from the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Steven Sanchez, Gary S. Douville, Shuodan Chen, James Rosenthal, Andrew Kirchhoff
  • Publication number: 20200086802
    Abstract: A vehicle rail system has a frame mountable to a vehicle, the frame having a plurality of support legs, the support legs interconnected via support beams. One or more fixed rails are mountable to the support frame, each fixed rail comprising a plurality of bearings thereon and configured to receive a sliding rail, the sliding rail having a plurality of grooves for receiving the bearings of the fixed rail so as to be slidable thereon. The bearings are located along regular intervals of the fixed rails on each non-mounted side. The sliding rail is then able to slide along the bearings of the fixed rail, extending to the exterior of the frame mounted in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: CurrentWrx, LLC DBA Cargoglide
    Inventors: Patrick Williams, Brad Harrell, James Wilson, Brian Stevens, Jordy Pincock, Doyle Hansen
  • Publication number: 20200089024
    Abstract: A deformable membrane assembly comprises an at least partially flexible fluid-filled envelope, one wall of which is formed by an elastic membrane that is held around its edge by a resiliently bendable supporting ring, a fixed support for the envelope and selectively operable means for causing relative movement between the supporting ring and the support for adjusting the pressure of the fluid in the envelope, thereby to cause the membrane to deform. The bending stiffness of the ring varies round the ring such that upon deformation of the membrane the ring bends variably to control the shape of the membrane to a predefined form. The moving means comprise a plurality of ring-engaging members that are arranged to apply a force to the ring at spaced control points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Edward Stevens, Alex Edginton, Benjamin Thomas Tristram Holland, Daniel Paul Rhodes, Dijon Pietropinto, Derek Paul Forbes Bean, Roger Brian Minchin Clarke, Peter Lee Crossley, Richard Leefe Douglas Murray, Edwin James Stone
  • Publication number: 20200078207
    Abstract: Embodiments of the Urine Collection System for Women are comprised of a collection sheet, a top collection flange, a bottom collection flange, and a standard collection cup. The collection sheet forms an aperture onto which the top collection flange rests. The collection flange protrudes through the collection sheet and forms the bottom collection flange. The top collection flange and the bottom collection flange are integrally formed together to form the overall collection flange. The bottom collection flange forms the attachment means for the collection cup. The standard collection cup is a common medical urine collection cup that attaches to the bottom collection flange via an attachment means. The combined weight of the top collection flange and the bottom collection flange deflects the collection sheet into a conical shape thereby causing the collection sheet to serve as a funnel directing urine into the collection cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: BP Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Steven Parr, James Alen Mohrbacker
  • Publication number: 20200082501
    Abstract: A map image is displayed via a user interface. A user selection of a location marker or one of a set of textual driving directions is received via the user interface. In response to the received user selection, an interactive information window overlaid within the map image is generated. Generating the interactive information window includes providing additional information regarding a location related to the marker or to the one of the set of textual driving directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jens E. Rasmussen, Lars E. Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Philip Gordon, Seth Michael Laforge
  • Patent number: D885449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Stevens, James R. Love