Patents by Inventor James Alexander

James Alexander 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: 11463698
    Abstract: A method of encoding image data, including: frequency-transforming input image data to generate an array of frequency-transformed input image coefficients by a matrix-multiplication process, according to a maximum dynamic range of the transformed data and using transform matrices having a data precision; and selecting the maximum dynamic range and/or the data precision of the transform matrices according to the bit depth of the input image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: David Berry, James Alexander Gamei, Nicholas Ian Saunders, Karl James Sharman
  • Patent number: 11462016
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include identifying, via an artificial reality system, a plurality of physical objects in a real-world environment of a user and defining, based on identifying the plurality of objects, an object-manipulation objective for manipulating at least one of the plurality of objects. The method may also include determining an action sequence that defines a sequence of action steps for manipulating the at least one of the plurality of objects to complete the object-manipulation objective, and presenting, via the artificial reality system, a notification to the user indicative of the action sequence. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Alexander Newman, Kevin Thomas Carlberg, Ruta Parimal Desai, James Hillis
  • Patent number: 11461313
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically creating and managing electronic data tables are disclosed. The method includes receiving a metric request descriptor from a client device, the metric request descriptor including at least information for creating a metric query and an identifier of an electronic data table; automatically generating a custom metric query based on the information for creating the metric query and one or more predefined metric templates; creating the electronic data table based on the identifier of the electronic data table received in the metric request descriptor; applying the custom metric query to a data store storing a plurality of event records; extracting metric data from the data store based on the custom metric query; and storing the metric data in the electronic data table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD., ATLASSIAN US, INC
    Inventors: Yash Sharma, Austin Byrne, Perrin Alexander Stephenson, Itzchak Feldman Perka, James Benjamin McCullough, Anushka Mudholkar, Tarunveer Singh, Hideyoshi Cheong, Stephen David Lee
  • Patent number: 11456869
    Abstract: The disclosed exemplary embodiments include computer-implemented systems, devices, and processes that securely manage transfers of digital assets between computing devices using permissioned distributed ledgers. By way of example, an apparatus may receive, from a first device, a request to transfer a digital asset to a second device and a first digital signature applied to the request. Based on a validation of the first digital signature, the apparatus may approve the request and apply a second digital signature to the request and the first digital signature indicative of the approval of the request by the apparatus. The apparatus may also transmit the request, the first digital signature, and the second digital signature to a computing system, which may validate the first and second digital signatures and perform operations that record the first public key and asset data identifying the digital asset within at least one element of a distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Alexey Shpurov, Albert Louis Rothenstein, Adrian Chung-Hey Ma, Buturab Rizvi, Alexandra Tsourkis, Francis James Alexander Guttridge
  • Patent number: 11452819
    Abstract: A medication delivery device with a sensing system to determine at least one of a dose set and a dose delivery. The sensing system is operable to detect relative rotational positions of first and second members of the device which are indicative of at least one of an amount of a dose set and an amount of a dose delivered by operation of the device, and generate outputs correlated to such relative rotational positions. The system includes a wiper coupled to the first member, and a sensing band coupled to the second member for physically contacting the wiper as the second member rotates relative to the first member. A controller electrically communicates with the sensing system to determine, based on the generated outputs of the sensing system, at least one of the amount of the dose set and the amount of the dose delivered by operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Uri Eliezer Baruch, James Angus Boonzaier, Xorge Castro Pelayo, Matthew James Clemente, Jeremy Peter Clements, James Alexander Davies, Robert Eugene Trzybinski
  • Publication number: 20220298245
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to antibodies that bind programmed death ligand 1 (PDL1), activatable antibodies that specifically bind to PDL1 and methods of making and using these anti-PDL1 antibodies and anti-PDL1 activatable antibodies in a variety of therapeutic, diagnostic and prophylactic indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: James William West, Li Mei, Stephen James Moore, Margaret T.L. Nguyen, Daniel Robert Hostetter, Olga Vasiljeva, Jason Gary Sagert, Jonathan Alexander Terrett
  • Patent number: 11450998
    Abstract: A power distribution system includes a track having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends. The track defines a channel extending along the longitudinal axis. A plurality of power cables is positioned within the channel. The power distribution system further includes an electrical hub having a body coupled to the second end of the track. A plurality of wafers is supported by the body and stacked on top of each other to define a set of terminals. The set of terminals is electrically connected to the plurality of power cables. A power receptacle is supported by the body and electrically connected to the plurality of wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MillerKnoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian David Alexander, Peter James Keyzer, Jeffrey Dennis Roetman, Raymond Hugh Riner, Gordon Frank Chapman
  • Patent number: 11445771
    Abstract: A personal respiratory protection device comprising a main body (12) carrying an exhalation valve (28), the valve (28) having a grip region (29) which is grippable in use by the user, the grip region (29) being configured to indicate to the user that the valve (28) is to be gripped during opening, donning and doffing of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher P. Henderson, Reyad A. Abdulqader, James J. May, Mark A. J. Fernandes, Daniel P. Jenkins, Stuart J. King, Elliott J. Baxter, Mario-Alexander Lehmann, Andrea Lejewski
  • Publication number: 20220287300
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a combination of at least two compositions in which, the first composition includes one or more active agents and one or more non-aqueous solvents, and the second composition includes a sulfopolymer. The combination of compositions can further comprise a rosin. The non-aqueous solvent can be a water-immiscible solvent, such as oil. The present disclosure also describes the use of the combination of compositions to kill pests around plants or to increase the growth of plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: James Allen Ponasik, Ana Margarida dos Santos, Michiel Van den Hende, Joseph Alexander DeLoach
  • Publication number: 20220294047
    Abstract: A battery cell stack casing includes casing walls defining a housing interior for receiving a battery cell stack; a first end plate provided between the walls at a first end of the casing to close a first end of the housing interior. The casing also include a second end plate provided between the walls at a second end of the casing to close a second end of the housing interior. The casing walls have a multi-layer structure include: an inner layer having a first side facing into the housing interior and a second opposite side; an outer layer spaced outwardly from the second side of the inner layer; a thermally insulating volume defined between the second side of the inner layer and the outer layer, the thermally insulating material containing a low density thermally insulative material e.g., foam or other insulative material; and a layer of intumescent material provided on the first side of the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jon PETHICK, Robert FINNEY, Paul Daniel LIDDEL, James William BERNARD, Thomas BEALE, James Alexander ASHWELL
  • Publication number: 20220294046
    Abstract: A battery cell stack casing includes casing walls defining a housing interior for receiving a battery cell stack, a first end plate provided between the walls at a first end of the casing to close a first end of the housing interior, and a second end plate provided between the walls at a second end of the casing to close a second end of the housing interior. The casing walls have a multi-layer structure that includes, an inner layer having a first side facing into the housing interior and a second opposite side, an outer layer spaced outwardly from the second side of the inner layer, an air or vacuum-filled thermally insulating volume defined between the second side of the inner layer and the outer layer, and a layer of intumescent material provided on the first side of the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jon PETHICK, Robert FINNEY, Paul Daniel LIDDEL, James William BERNARD, Thomas BEALE, James Alexander ASHWELL, Luke Michael YOUNG
  • Patent number: 11439775
    Abstract: This invention relates to a surgical smoke evacuation system for use in removing gases and smoke created in surgical procedures form within an insufflated surgical cavity, Such a system comprises a discharge assembly adapted to form a gases path, and having an end which in use is located within said surgical cavity so that gases and/or surgical smoke inside said cavity can pass out of said cavity and through said discharge assembly along said gases path, a flexible discharge limb having an operational site end and an outlet end, and a self-supporting wall defining a gases flow passage between said operational site end and said outlet end, in use said open operational site end sealingly connected to said discharge assembly so that said gases and/or surgical smoke can pass out of said discharge assembly and into said discharge limb, a filter connected in use to the outlet end of the discharge limb, at least part of said wall of the discharge limb formed from a breathable material, said breathable material allow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Blackhurst, James Alexander Gordon, Jonathan David Harwood, David John Bain
  • Publication number: 20220283340
    Abstract: A liquid lens includes a substrate, a transparent elastic membrane forming a cavity with the substrate, and a transparent fluid filling the cavity between the substrate and the membrane. The membrane has a pre-distorted, rotationally asymmetric shape in absence of the fluid in the cavity. When the cavity is filled with the fluid and the substrate is disposed vertically w.r.t. gravity at a pre-defined clocking angle, the membrane adopts a substantially rotationally symmetric shape due to elasticity of the membrane counteracting gravity exerting a downward force on the fluid in the cavity, reducing the effect of the gravity sag on optical performance of the liquid lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Nagi Hosni Elabbasi, Spencer Allan Wells, Christopher Stipe, Kenneth Alexander Diest, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Laura Cressman, Taha Masood, James Howard Thomas Ransley
  • Patent number: 11437772
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a device comprising a pair of handles, and a set of prongs. The pair of jaws is coupled to the pair of handles. The set of prongs is coupled to the pair of jaws. The set of prongs comprises a pair of prongs coupled to a first jaw of the pair of jaws. The set of prongs comprises a single prong coupled to a second jaw of the pair of jaws. The device, via the set of prongs is constructed to crimp a wire as the pair of handles is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: James Alexander Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11436547
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for a wearable device coded for user operational compliance. In this way, the invention comprises system integration of a wearable device for user performance and compliance of operational requirements within user obligations. The wearable device logs time of user initiation of obligations for timekeeping and is programmed for gatekeeping for physical and digital access to user authorized locations and data points. The wearable device codes for generating requests for access to non-authorized locations and data points for temporary needs of the user for obligation fulfillment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Shannon, James Alexander, Scott Thomas Bonomo, Joseph Justin Chuba, Anthony Pang Fang, Brian Joseph Smith, Jacquelin Smith, Kimberly Anne Stittsworth, Penelope York
  • Publication number: 20220273296
    Abstract: Various surgical introducer needle and anchor systems are provided. The systems can include an introducer needle and a tissue support implant or sling device. The implant device can include one or more anchoring devices. The introducer needle device can include a handle assembly and a needle assembly. The needle assembly can include a generally hollow needle, and a wire traversable therein. The wire can include a distal tip adapted to selectively retract or withdraw from the engaged anchoring device upon deployment of the anchor and/or implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: James R. Mujwid, Kory P. Hamel, James A. Alexander, John J. Buysman, John F. Otte, Jason W. Ogdahl
  • Publication number: 20220275610
    Abstract: A method and system for real time monitoring of the condition of a pipeline is disclosed. The method comprises continuously monitoring transient pressure information of a fluid in the pipeline, selecting a time window of transient pressure information and processing the time window of transient pressure information to detect an anomaly in the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jessica Maria BOHORQUEZ AREVALO, Bradley James ALEXANDER, Angus R. SIMPSON, Martin F. LAMBERT
  • Publication number: 20220276483
    Abstract: An electromechanical actuator includes a primary electrode, a secondary electrode overlying at least a portion of the primary electrode, and an electroactive layer disposed between the primary electrode and the secondary electrode, where the electroactive layer has a first curvature when zero voltage is applied between the primary electrode and the secondary electrode, and a second curvature when a non-zero voltage is applied between the primary electrode and the secondary electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Nagi Elabbasi, Christopher Stipe, Spencer Allan Wells, Kenneth Alexander Diest, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Taha Masood, Laura Cressman, James Ransley
  • Publication number: 20220271214
    Abstract: An actuator may be integrated into an optical element such as a liquid lens and configured to create spherical curvature as well as a variable cylinder radius and axis in a surface of the optical element. An example actuator may include a stack of electromechanical layers, and electrodes configured to apply an electric field independently across each of the electromechanical layers. Within the stack, an orientation of neighboring electromechanical layers may differ, e.g., stepwise, by at least approximately 10°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Spencer Allan Wells, Christopher Stipe, Kenneth Alexander Diest, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Nagi Hosni Elabbasi, James Howard Thomas Ransley, Taha Masood, Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Laura Cressman
  • Patent number: D962798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Vodafone Group Services Limited
    Inventors: James Alexander George Blyth, Matthew Leigh Plested, Thomas Duncan Guy, John William Gutch, Rebecca Jane Lake