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: 20190256802
    Abstract: A phosphate-free automatic dishwashing composition including an amine and an enzyme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Firmin August DELPLANCKE, James Elliot GOODWIN, Glenn Steven WARD
  • Publication number: 20190256606
    Abstract: A human antibody or an antigen-binding fragment which binds human IL-6 receptor (hIL-6R) with a KD of about 500 pM or less and blocks IL-6 activity with an IC50 of 200 pM or less, is provided. In preferred embodiments, the antibody the antibody or antigen-binding fragment binds hIL-6R with an affinity at least 2-fold higher relative to its binding monkey IL-6R.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Stevens, Tammy T. Huang, Joel H. Martin, Jeanette L. Fairhurst, Ashique Rafique, Eric Smith, Kevin J. Pobursky, Nicholas J. Papadopoulos, James P. Fandl, Gang Chen, Margaret Karow
  • Patent number: 10389126
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include control methods employed in multiphase distributed energy storage systems that are located behind utility meters typically located at, but not limited to, medium and large commercial and industrial locations. These distributed energy storage systems can operate semi-autonomously, and can be configured to develop energy control solutions for an electric load location based on various data inputs and communicate these energy control solutions to the distributed energy storage systems. In some embodiments, one or more distributed energy storage systems may be used to absorb and/or deliver power to the electric grid in an effort to provide assistance to or correct for power transmission and distribution problems found on the electric grid outside of an electric load location. In some cases, two or more distributed energy storage systems are used to form a controlled and coordinated response to the problems seen on the electric grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: STEM, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Kearns, James W. Detmers, Jon Burlinson, Drew Stevens
  • Patent number: 10385293
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition having a pH as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° C. of from about 5 to about 7.5, the composition includes a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lindsay Suzanne Bewick, Alan Thomas Brooker, James Elliot Goodwin, Stefano Scialla, Philip Frank Souter, Glenn Steven Ward
  • Publication number: 20190232158
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: 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: 10364354
    Abstract: Implementations of wax ester compositions may include: a product of transesterifying oleyl oleate, stearyl stearate, and behenyl behenate using one of a chemical or an enzyme catalyst. The ratio of the oleyl oleate to stearyl stearate to behenyl behenate in the mixture prior to transesterification is one of 65%/23%/12%, 56%/29%/15%, or 36%/34%/30%, respectively, measured by weight. The product may demonstrate a substantially equivalent physical property to a physical property of a transesterified wax ester composition including a jojoba ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeff Addy, James Steven Brown
  • Patent number: 10352017
    Abstract: A manhole cover assembly removably supported by a manhole skirt or rim wherein when the manhole cover assembly is removed from the manhole skirt or rim an individual can access one or more components (e.g., underground fuel storage tank) through an opening in the manhole skirt or rim. Preferably, the manhole cover assembly is light weight and very strong so that there is little or no deflection of the cover of the manhole cover assembly when subjected to a predetermined load. Preferably, the manhole cover assembly is adapted for use in refueling stations to withstand the load placed thereon when a refueling tanker or other vehicle runs over the manhole cover assembly with little or no deflection of the cover of the manhole cover assembly. Preferably, the assembly forms a liquid tight seal with the manhole skirt to prevent liquid from passing into the storage area below the skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Granger, James L. Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20190211628
    Abstract: Embodiments and methods relate to pulling and installing a product line along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle, including pulling the product line for an extended length (i.e. a length that might otherwise be deemed impracticable) along the underground arcuate path beneath the obstacle. Embodiments also relate to a pulling apparatus for installing a product line using a casing along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle, having a casing pull head connected to the casing, a product line pull head assembly connected to the product line, and a pull bracket connected to the product line pull head assembly and to the casing pull head sleeve frame. An alternative embodiment relates to an apparatus for installing a product line along an underground arcuate path beneath an obstacle in the ground having a drill pipe including a drill bit, a larger diameter drill pipe surrounding the drill pipe, and a cutting tool connected to the larger diameter drill pipe and surrounding the drill pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald G. HALDERMAN, Pablo Esteban GUERRA, Richard Neil SMITH, John Steven MEADERS, James WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190209392
    Abstract: Absorbent articles with front and rear opening features are disclosed. An article may comprise an insert comprising an outer cover, a liner, and a core between the outer cover and liner, a first waist panel coupled to the insert throughout a first attachment region, and a second waist panel coupled to the insert throughout a second attachment region, the second panel being coupled to the first panel proximate a first side edge of the article and the second side edge of the article and further comprising a weakened region. The second attachment may comprise a low-strength attachment zone and a high-strength attachment zone, the high-strength attachment zone disposed proximate the attachment region bottom edge. The low-strength attachment zone may further have a first peel strength and the high-strength attachment zone may have a second peel strength, the second peel strength greater than the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Beth Johnson, Sarah Kleuskens, James R Niedt, Kyle M Barriger, Marc A Morin, Jr., Thomas A Ray, Timothy A. Thorson, Victor Stevens
  • Publication number: 20190212021
    Abstract: Ridge vents configured to cover an open ridge of a roof and allow a flow of air to exit from the open ridge through the ridge vents are provided. The ridge vents include a center portion having a length and a plurality of grooves. Left and right portions are connected to the center portion. The center portion is configured to flex along it's length, thereby forming a ridge vent angle between the left and right portions. The formed ridge vent angle is configured to correspond with a slope between roof decks defining the open ridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Jerome Grubka, Brian Robert Ray, Geoffrey Howard Wilson, John Paul Devlin, David Swett, Mark Bui Breneman, James Steven Pelletier, Kurt Michael Maw
  • Publication number: 20190201678
    Abstract: An implantable access port for use in transferring fluid transdermally between an external fluid storage or dispensing device and a site within a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a body, at least two reservoirs defined within the access port body, and at least one septum secured to the body and enclosing the reservoirs within the body. The access port also includes reservoir outlets defined within the reservoirs. The access port also has body conduits defined within the body and in fluid communication with the reservoir outlets and external openings defined in the exterior of the body. An implantable access port and system for use in apheresis is also provided that includes an implantable access port, at least one needle, and a catheter that is fluidly connected to the access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry G. Hanson, Brian Keese, Blaine Johnson, Daniel K. Recinella, Michael Fowler, A. David Smith, James Steven Kenny
  • Publication number: 20190202271
    Abstract: An air outlet for controlling airflow in a vehicle includes a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, with first and second walls between the air inlet and the air outlet wherein the first wall is spaced from the second wall, an airfoil located within the housing, and a handle moveably mounted to the airfoil by a coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Summit Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lawrence Brand, Eric Steven Jacobsma, Hui Gao, Daniel A. Stanek, Lawrence Michael Jones, William Morison
  • Patent number: 10335541
    Abstract: Pump cassettes, infusion systems, and methods are described. An example pump cassette may include a rigid body including two opposing edge sections, an inlet port, an outlet port, and a controllable fluid pathway extending from the inlet port to the outlet port. The pump may include a slider coupled to the two opposing edge sections and articulable with respect to the rigid body; and a flow stop valve operably coupled to the controllable fluid pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Michael Magers, Daniel Toro, Daniel Abal, Santiago Dodge, Robert Steven Vasko, Edward Browka, James Fentress, Charles E. McCall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10328576
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for social behavior of a telepresence robot are disclosed herein. A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an object detection system, and a social behaviors component. The drive system is configured to move the telepresence robot. The control system is configured to control the drive system to drive the telepresence robot around a work area. The object detection system is configured to detect a human in proximity to the telepresence robot. The social behaviors component is configured to provide instructions to the control system to cause the telepresence robot to operate according to a first set of rules when a presence of one or more humans is not detected and operate according to a second set of rules when the presence of one or more humans is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: InTouch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Pinter, Fuji Lai, Daniel Steven Sanchez, James Ballantyne, David Bjorn Roe, Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Orjeta Taka, Cheuk Wah Wong
  • Publication number: 20190185168
    Abstract: A de-icing assembly for a surface of an aircraft includes a carcass with a first layer and a second layer, a plurality of seams sewn into the carcass, and a bonded region. The plurality of seams join the first and second layers of the carcass together. Each of the plurality of seams comprises two or more stitchlines. The bonded region is disposed between the two or more stitchlines and seals a portion of the first layer of the carcass to a portion of the second layer of the carcass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: James R. Hunter, Galdemir Cezar Botura, Samual Steven Riczo Schomer, Alan J. Fahrner, Kurt M. Tauscher
  • Publication number: 20190188264
    Abstract: A physical unclonable function (PUF) apparatus having magnetic particles is disclosed. The magnetic field data and the image view of the magnetic particles in the PUF apparatus are difficult to counterfeit. A PUF apparatus may be incorporated into a user-replaceable supply item for an imaging device. Further, a PUF reader may be incorporated into an imaging device to read the PUF. Other systems are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: James Ronald Booth, Roger Steven Cannon, Gary Allen Denton, James Paul Drummond, Kelly Ann Killeen
  • Publication number: 20190177359
    Abstract: This invention relates to a 19-nor C3,3-disubstituted C21-pyrazolyl steroid of Formula (I) and crystalline solid forms and compositions thereof. Also disclosed herein are methods of making crystalline solid forms of the 19-nor C3,3-disubstituted C21-pyrazolyl steroid of Formula (I) and methods of using the 19-nor C3,3-disubstituted C21-pyrazolyl steroid of Formula (I) or crystalline solid forms, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, and pharmaceutically acceptable compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Steven Watson, Bret Berner, John Gregory Reid, Jian Wang, James J. Doherty, Stephen Jay Kanes
  • Publication number: 20190172492
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for recognizing and synchronizing to in-band data at a multimedia device is provided. A content stream includes in-band data. The in-band data is processed and in-band data pattern data associated with the content stream are created. Metadata are attached to the event identification data. The event identification data are provided to multimedia devices which receive broadcasted multimedia content streams containing video programs with in-band data. The in-band data are processed and compared to the event identification data. If a match occurs, the multimedia device uses the metadata to perform specified actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin P. Smith, Paul Stevens, Adam Feder, James Barton
  • Patent number: D852021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Magana, James J. Wolf, Kevin Michael Kroeger, O'Ryan Lopez, Estevan Jose Silvas, Jr., Craig Steven Agney, Christopher Scott Daniels, Shannon Douglas Staats, Johannes Kyle Hertrich
  • Patent number: D854906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CORONA CLIPPER, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Magana, James J. Wolf, Kevin Michael Kroeger, O'Ryan Lopez, Estevan Jose Silvas, Jr., Craig Steven Agney, Christopher Scott Daniels, Donald Collins Meves