Patents by Inventor James A. White

James A. White 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: 10415789
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a downlight illumination device is upgraded to an illumination device based on one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs) via a retrofit kit that includes (i) a lighting module comprising one or more LEDs, (ii) a driver module comprising circuitry for receiving power from the power source and supplying compatible power to the one or more LEDs, (iii) a flexible conduit connecting the lighting module to the driver module and containing therewithin a plurality of wires electrically connecting the lighting module to the driver module, and (iv) an alignment bracket for attachment within the housing and configured to receive the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. White, Brett James Pardikes, Steven Howard Ray
  • Patent number: 10413872
    Abstract: A domestic beverage carbonator for carbonating a liquid in a bottle comprising temperature and pressure sensors that communicate with a processor to improve the carbonation process. The device further comprises a CO2 cylinder coupling and a cylinder discharge valve, an exhaust valve, a fill head and a user interface. The user interface further comprises user controls and a graphic display and the fill head has a pressure sensor to sense a pressure in the attached bottle and communicate a pressure signal to the processor and the processor uses the pressure signal to regulate the cylinder valve and the exhaust valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BREVILLE PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Sathiaseelan Thangamuthu, Simon James Chalk, Con Psarologos, Andrew John Grigor, Gerard Andrew White, Chiu Keung Kenneth Lee
  • Patent number: 10413121
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the cooking system being functional in a plurality of cooking modes. The cooking system includes a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A first lid is adapted to cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of the housing and the lid. The cooking system is operable in an air frying mode and a conductive cooking mode. The upper portion of the housing includes a feature of a locking system for locking a second lid to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10413122
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the cooking system is functional in a plurality of cooking modes. The cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A lid is movable relative to the housing and at least one heating element is associated with said lid. In a first cooking mode of the plurality of cooking modes, the at least one heating element is open to airflow between the at least one heating element and the hollow chamber, and in a second cooking mode, the at least one heating element is closed to airflow between the at least one heating element and the hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20190279288
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for tracking tools are disclosed. In one embodiment, among others, an apparatus has a tool cabinet with at least one bin. A computing device is associated with the tool cabinet. A sensor network layer is positioned in the at least one bin. The sensor network is coupled with the computing device. The sensor network layer is configured to detect a presence and an absence of a tool item at a predetermined location. The sensor network is configured to transmit a signal to the computing device indicative of the presence or the absence of the tool item at the predetermined location. A covering positioned over the sensor network layer. The covering is configured to facilitate a placement of the tool item at the predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher White, James Michael Ratteree, Wan-Chun Liao
  • Patent number: 10405698
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A lid is movably attached to the housing. The lid is moveable about a hinged axis between an open position and a closed position. A foot for supporting the housing is substantially vertically aligned with the hinge axis to stabilize the housing when the housing is oriented at a 15 degree angle and the lid is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10405697
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber. A food container is receivable within said hollow chamber. A lid is attachable about the upper portion of the housing and is configured to extend across said opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said housing and said lid. The cooking system is operable in a conductive cooking mode and a convective cooking mode. In the conductive cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a conductive cooker and in said convective cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a convection cooker. The cooking system is operable in the conductive cooking mode and then the convective cooking mode without removing the food container from said hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20190268167
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to provide inter-enterprise data communications between enterprise applications on an electronic device. In some aspects, a method comprises: receiving, by a bridge application executing on an electronic device, an interoperation request for a first enterprise, wherein the interoperation request includes a first token and a second token; sending, from the bridge application to an application of the first enterprise, the first token, wherein the application of the first enterprise executes on the electronic device; receiving, by the bridge application from the application of the first enterprise, a certificate in response to the first token, wherein the certificate is encrypted by the second token; decrypting, by the bridge application, the certificate by using the second token; and validating, by the bridge application, the application of the first enterprise based on the decrypted certificate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Johnathan George WHITE, Siavash James Joorabchian HAWKINS, Fraser George STEWART
  • Publication number: 20190264896
    Abstract: A lighting system and related methods are disclosed herein. The lighting system may have a mounting fixture and a light fixture. The mounting fixture is configured to engage a mounting surface. The light fixture is configured to engage the mounting fixture and has a driver configured to drive a light source. A first fastener having a movable elongated member is configured to removably couple the light fixture to the mounting fixture in an extended configuration. A second fastener having a quick connect feature is configured to removably couple the light fixture to the mounting fixture in a retracted configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Steven Howard Ray, Brett James Pardikes, Christopher M. White
  • Patent number: 10392658
    Abstract: The invention relates to new methods of controlling the movement of polynucleotides through transmembrane pores. The invention also relates to new methods of characterizing target polynucleotides using helicases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Rebecca Victoria Bowen, Clive Gavin Brown, Mark Bruce, Andrew John Heron, Elizabeth Jayne Wallace, James White, Joseph Hargreaves Lloyd, David Antoni Alves, Domenico Caprotti, Lakmal Jayasinghe, Luke McNeill, John Milton, Antonino Puglisi, Szabolcs Soeroes
  • Patent number: 10390656
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container having a hollow container interior is positionable within the hollow chamber. An end of the food container extends above the upper portion of the housing when the container is installed within the hollow chamber. A lid is moveably attached to the housing and is moveable between a first position that covers the upper portion of the housing and the opening to the hollow chamber when the food container is installed within the hollow chamber and a second position where the lid does not cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said lid and said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 10385389
    Abstract: The invention relates to new methods of attaching one or more polynucleotide binding proteins to a target polynucleotide. The invention also relates to new methods of characterizing target polynucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew John Heron, Clive Gavin Brown, Rebecca Victoria Bowen, James White, Daniel John Turner, Joseph Hargreaves Lloyd, Christopher Peter Youd
  • Publication number: 20190249231
    Abstract: A method for determining the presence, absence or amount of two or more target polynucleotides in a sample comprising additional components, the method comprising: (i) contacting the sample with a panel of two or more probes under conditions suitable for hybridisation of the target polynucleotides to the probes, wherein: (a) each probe comprises a non-hybridisation region and a hybridisation region that specifically hybridises to one of the target polynucleotides to form a hybridised probe; and (b) the hybridisation region of a probe of the panel comprises one or more non-natural nucleotides; (ii) contacting the sample prepared in step (i) with a transmembrane pore through which a single stranded polynucleotide but not a double stranded polynucleotide can pass and applying a potential difference to the transmembrane pore such that the hybridised probes in the sample interact with the pore; (iii) measuring current blockades having a duration within a defined window, wherein: (a) the one or more non-natural nuc
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Antony Smith, Daniel John Turner, Daniel George Fordham, James White
  • Patent number: 10379234
    Abstract: A gamma-ray analysis system is described for analyzing gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. The gamma-ray analysis system includes an analytical apparatus having a gamma-ray detector in operative communication with a modular and scalable shield assembly that encases a sample container having a sample to be tested. The detector communicates data to an electronic interface device that converts the data from an analog format to a digital format before a controller transmits the data to a central laboratory for further data processing, analysis and conclusion by qualified laboratory analysts. The controller runs an application software package on a graphic user interface that allows simple steps for conducting testing and data acquisition by the end user, while permitting real time data transmission between the field site and the central location. Functions were implemented for ensuring laboratory quality results while removing knowledge and experience requirements of an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Mirion Technologies, Inc., Mirion Technologies (Canberra UK) Limited
    Inventors: Cong Wei, Kelly M. Garnick, Thomas A. Scott, Elon M. Malkin, Jennifer T. Szymanski, Steve Laskos, James Cocks, Jeffrey Raimondi, Richard Mowry, Hiram Gonzalez, Ronald White, Wilhelm Mueller, Robert Fournier
  • Patent number: 10376451
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating and protecting teeth against erosion by use of oral compositions comprising polymeric mineral surface active agents, metal ions such as stannous and zinc and combinations thereof. The present methods provide improved resistance of teeth to erosive demineralization or dissolution and prevention of tooth damage by subsequent exposure of teeth to erosive chemicals such as acidic foods and beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arif Ali Baig, Robert Vincent Faller, Donald James White, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190240387
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to extracorporeal blood processing or other processing of fluids. Volumetric fluid balance, a required element of many such processes, may be achieved with multiple pumps or other proportioning or balancing devices which are to some extent independent of each other. This need may arise in treatments that involve multiple fluids. Safe and secure mechanisms to ensure fluid balance in such systems are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. BURBANK, Dennis M. TREU, Daniel J. Rubery, JR., Scott W. NEWELL, James M. BRUGGER, William J. SCHNELL, William K. WEIGEL, Steven A. WHITE, Mark T. WYETH, Jerome JAMES, David DESOUZA, Joseph E. Turk, JR., Garrett CASEY
  • Publication number: 20190241949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new method of determining the presence, absence or characteristics of an analyte. The analyte is coupled to a membrane. The invention also relates to nucleic acid sequencing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: James Anthony Clarke, James White, John Milton, Clive Gavin Brown
  • Patent number: 10370870
    Abstract: An exemplary lockset is configured for installation in a standard door preparation, and includes an exterior assembly, an interior assembly, and a center assembly connecting the exterior and interior assemblies. The exterior assembly includes an exterior escutcheon which houses a credential reader assembly including a multi-tech credential reader. The interior assembly includes an interior escutcheon which houses a control system. The center assembly includes a chassis, an outer surface of which may define a channel. The credential reader assembly is in communication with the control assembly via a wire harness, a portion of which may pass through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: James D. Ohl, Richard A. White, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Ryan C. Kincaid, Matthew Dexter, John Evenson
  • Patent number: 10369090
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating and protecting teeth against erosion by use of oral compositions comprising polymeric mineral surface active agents, metal ions such as stannous and zinc and combinations thereof. The present methods provide improved resistance of teeth to erosive demineralization or dissolution and prevention of tooth damage by subsequent exposure of teeth to erosive chemicals such as acidic foods and beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arif Ali Baig, Robert Vincent Faller, Donald James White, Jr.
  • Patent number: D860438
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Aidan Robert Burgess, Shane Terry Massey, Taylor James Edwards, Craig Karl White