Patents by Inventor James B. Price

James B. Price 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: 10774418
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for improving optical spectrum fidelity of an integrated computational element fabricated on a substrate. The integrated computational element is configured, upon completion, to process an optical spectrum representing a chemical constituent of a production fluid from a wellbore. The systems and methods measure in situ a thickness, a complex index of refraction, or both of a film formed during fabrication to generate a predicted optical spectrum. The predicted optical spectrum is compared to a target optical spectrum. Revisions to a design of the integrated computational element are conducted in situ to improve optical spectrum fidelity relative to the target optical spectrum. Other systems and methods are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya B. Nayak, James M. Price, David L. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20200229817
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft extends distally from the body. The end effector is located at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes an active feature configured to operate on tissue. The body includes a drive feature operable to drive the active feature of the end effector. The body is operable to selectively couple with a variety of power sources such that the drive feature may receive electrical power form a battery or from a corded power source, based on a user's preference. The body may include a handpiece that has a socket configured to receive a battery or cable adapter. The body may removably receive various kinds of shaft assemblies to provide various operating modalities. The shaft assemblies may include user interface features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Eitan T. Wiener, Robert A. Kemerling, James R. Giordano, Vincent P. Battaglia, JR., Daniel W. Price, Sean P. Conlon, Gregory W. Johnson, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Shan Wan, Kevin L. Houser, Foster B. Stulen, Jacob S. Gee, Jeffrey A. Bullock, John A. Hibner, William B. Weisenburgh, II
  • Patent number: 10713968
    Abstract: A shifter simulator for driver training includes a shaft with a handle affixed to a first end of the shaft and a distal second end of the shaft being interfaced to a shifter mechanism. A first force sensing device is interfaced to the shaft, outputting a value representative of an amount of force applied to the handle in a forward/rearward direction and a second force sensing device is interfaced to the shaft outputting a value representative of an amount of force applied to the handle in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Training System LLC
    Inventors: Aaron M. Best, J. Ken Barton, David J Havell, Reginald T. Welles, Darrell R. Turpin, James W. Voorhees, John Kearney Sr., Camille B. Price, Nathan P. Stahlman, Aaron J. Turpin, Aaron M. Purvis
  • Patent number: 10675027
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a body, a shaft, and an end effector. The shaft extends distally from the body. The end effector is located at a distal end of the shaft. The end effector includes an active feature configured to operate on tissue. The body includes a drive feature operable to drive the active feature of the end effector. The body is operable to selectively couple with a variety of power sources such that the drive feature may receive electrical power form a battery or from a corded power source, based on a user's preference. The body may include a handpiece that has a socket configured to receive a battery or cable adapter. The body may removably receive various kinds of shaft assemblies to provide various operating modalities. The shaft assemblies may include user interface features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Eitan T. Wiener, Robert A. Kemerling, James R. Giordano, Vincent P. Battaglia, Jr., Daniel W. Price, Sean P. Conlon, Gregory W. Johnson, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Shan Wan, Kevin L. Houser, Foster B. Stulen, Jacob S. Gee, Jeffrey A. Bullock, John A. Hibner, William B. Weisenburgh, II
  • Publication number: 20200146229
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein related to irrigation control systems. In some embodiments, an irrigation control system includes a router, an access point, and irrigation controller, a wireless adapter, and a mobile device. The mobile device can communicate with the wireless adapter in a direct communication mode in which the wireless adapter creates a wireless network, a first indirect communication mode in which the mobile device and the wireless adapter communicate via the access point while the mobile device is within range of the access point, and a second indirect communication mode in which the mobile device and the wireless adapter communicate via the access point while the mobile device is out of range of the access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Randy R. Montgomery, Anderson I. Micu, John E. Price, James R. Harris, Jeffrey B. Westphal, Ray S. Peppiatt, Samuel P. Whitt, Jr., Forrest M. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10609878
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein related to irrigation control systems. In some embodiments, an irrigation control system includes a router, an access point, and irrigation controller, a wireless adapter, and a mobile device. The mobile device can communicate with the wireless adapter in a direct communication mode in which the wireless adapter creates a wireless network, a first indirect communication mode in which the mobile device and the wireless adapter communicate via the access point while the mobile device is within range of the access point, and a second indirect communication mode in which the mobile device and the wireless adapter communicate via the access point while the mobile device is out of range of the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Randy R. Montgomery, Anderson I. Micu, John E. Price, James R. Harris, Jeffrey B. Westphal, Ray S. Peppiatt, Samuel P. Whitt, Jr., Forrest M. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10612053
    Abstract: Methods for the production of lipids and biofuels with a culture of Candidatus Microthrix spp. grown on a medium such as wastewater or sewage sludge are provided. The Candidatus Microthrix spp. may be cultured with additional microorganisms that contribute to the accumulation of lipids from the growth medium such as Zoog!oea spp., Rhizobacter spp., Blautia spp., Hydrolatea spp., ODI genera incertae sedis. Further discloses are transformed organisms comprising genes isolated from Candidatus Microthrix parvicella, as well as methods and processes for producing lipids, fatty acids, or biofuels in vitro using the protein products of the isolated genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Northern Arizona University, Universite du Luxembourg
    Inventors: Emilie Muller, Paul Wilmes, Paul S. Keim, John D. Gillece, James M. Schupp, Lance B. Price, David M. Engelthaler
  • Publication number: 20200078609
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument. The method comprises generating at least one electrical signal. The at least one electrical signal is monitored against a first set of logic conditions. A first response is triggered when the first set of logic conditions is met. A parameter is determined from the at least one electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Messerly, Eitan T. Wiener, Brian T. Noyes, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, James R. Giordano, Robert J. Beetel, III, Daniel J. Abbott, Foster B. Stulen, Matthew C. Miller, Aaron C. Voegele, Jeffrey P. Wiley, Nathan J. Price, Daniel W. Price, Robert L. Koch, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200020244
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for driver/operator training includes, in a training system, while presenting a simulation segment: collecting data from at least one input device and analyzing the data to predict a potential future issue. If this analysis indicates that there exists the potential future issue, an informational message is presented to warn of the trainee of the potential future issue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Advanced Training System LLC
    Inventors: Aaron M. Best, J. Ken Barton, David J. Havell, Reginald T. Welles, Darrell R. Turpin, James W. Voorhees, John Kearney, Sr., Camille B. Price, Nathan P. Stahlman, Aaron J. Turpin, Aaron M. Purvis
  • Patent number: 10466167
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an optical computing device using a photonic crystal-based integrated computational element is provided. The method includes selecting a photonic crystal structure with a design suite stored in a non-transitory, computer-readable medium and obtaining a transmission spectrum for the selected photonic crystal. Further, the method includes determining a predictive power of a photonic crystal-based integrated computational element for a characteristic of a sample using the transmission spectrum and a spectral database. And adjusting the transmission spectrum to improve a predictive power of the photonic crystal-based integrated computational element for measuring a characteristic of a sample being analyzed. Also, fabricating the photonic crystal structure for the photonic crystal-based integrated computational element when the predictive power surpasses a pre-selected threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya B. Nayak, James M. Price, David L. Perkins
  • Patent number: 10386245
    Abstract: Fabry-Perot based optical computing devices and temperature sensors are disclosed for a number of applications including, for example, in-situ downhole fluid analysis and temperature detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya B. Nayak, James M. Price, David L. Perkins
  • Patent number: 10317337
    Abstract: A method for designing an integrated computational element (ICE) includes generating an array of discrete data points and plotting the discrete data points across a predetermined wavelength region. A line shape is then generated that connects to and is constrained by the array of discrete data points, and thereby generates a first transmission function. The discrete data points are then iteratively modified based on one or more performance criteria to generate a second transmission function. A model transmission function corresponding to a model ICE design is then fitted to the second transmission function to identifying a predictive ICE design configured to detect a desired characteristic of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Price, Aditya B. Nayak, Bin Dai
  • Patent number: 9587958
    Abstract: A control system (106) for mounting to a vehicle (100) and for providing information to an occupant of the vehicle from a first source device (116) is provided. The vehicle includes an audio system (130) and/or a display system (100). The control system includes a first interface (120) for communicating with the first source device (116). The control system further includes a second interface for providing a signal to the audio system and/or the display system. The control system yet further includes a processor (122). A memory unit (122) is communicably connected to the processor and includes a first transport (2112) configured to send a control signal to the interface. The memory unit (132) further includes a first manager (2304) configured to receive a command from an application (2104) and to translate the command from the application (2104) into a command for the transport (2112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Campbell, Richard J. Chutorash, Brian L. Douthitt, Rodger W. Eich, James B. Price, Mark Zeinstra, Philip J. Vanderwall, Elisabet A. Anderson, Michael J. Sims, Mike Davis, Ted W. Ringold
  • Patent number: 8625034
    Abstract: A seatback entertainment display system for a vehicle is provided having a support member extending from a seatback frame, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the support member, and a display device coupled to the adjustment mechanism. The support member may be a cantilever type beam or frame extending upwardly from the seatback at a position behind and adjacent to a headrest. The support member may also be a pair of rods arranged to fixedly receive the display device and movably receive the headrest. The adjustment device may include any one or more of a forward-rearward tilting mechanism, a side to side pivoting mechanism and an up-down translation mechanism. The seatback entertainment display system is adaptable to optimize a viewing angle for a rear seat occupant of the vehicle, throughout a normal adjustment range of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Douglas C. Campbell, James B. Price, Steven G. Schultz, Theodore J. Stokes, Eric B. Michalak, Joseph F. Prosniewski, Alan G. Greene, David P. Thimm, Joon K. Lee
  • Publication number: 20100097239
    Abstract: A control system (106) for mounting to a vehicle (100) and for providing information to an occupant of the vehicle from a first source device (116) is provided. The vehicle includes an audio system (130) and/or a display system (100). The control system includes a first interface (120) for communicating with the first source device (116). The control system further includes a second interface for providing a signal to the audio system and/or the display system. The control system yet further includes a processor (122). A memory unit (122) is communicably connected to the processor and includes a first transport (2112) configured to send a control signal to the interface. The memory unit (132) further includes a first manager (2304) configured to receive a command from an application (2104) and to translate the command from the application (2104) into a command for the transport (2112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas C. Campbell, Richard J. Chutorash, Brian L. Douthitt, Rodger W. Eich, James B. Price, Mark L. Zeinstra, Phillip J. Vanderwall, Elisabet A. Anderson, Michael J. Sims, Mike Davis, Ted W. Ringold
  • Publication number: 20090316057
    Abstract: A seatback entertainment display system for a vehicle is provided having a support member extending from a seatback frame, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the support member, and a display device coupled to the adjustment mechanism. The support member may be a cantilever type beam or frame extending upwardly from the seatback at a position behind and adjacent to a headrest. The support member may also be a pair of rods arranged to fixedly receive the display device and movably receive the headrest. The adjustment device may include any one or more of a forward-rearward tilting mechanism, a side to side pivoting mechanism and an up-down translation mechanism. The seatback entertainment display system is adaptable to optimize a viewing angle for a rear seat occupant of the vehicle, throughout a normal adjustment range of the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas C. Campbell, James B. Price, Steven G. Schultz, Theodore J. Stokes, Eric B. Michalak, Joseph F. Prosniewski, Alan G. Greene, David P. Thimm, Joon K. Lee
  • Patent number: 6991657
    Abstract: The instant invention is an adjustable prosthetic socket. The adjustable prosthetic socket of the instant invention includes a cup, a lateral wall, and a brim. The cup includes a lateral cutaway portion, a lower closed portion, and an upper open portion. The brim is adapted for adjustable mounting in said cup via said upper open portion while the lateral wall is adapted for adjustable mounting in said lateral cutaway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: James B. Price, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6174019
    Abstract: A slide assembly for a sliding visor includes a sleeve which is concentrically positioned around a visor pivot rod and a polymeric slide extruded in situ with between the sleeve and pivot rod and extending along at least a portion of the sleeve to provide a sliding lubricous polymeric interface between the pivot rod and sleeve. The sleeve, in turn, is mounted to the visor body with a torque control allowing controlled rotation of the visor with respect to the pivot rod. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the sleeve is keyed to prevent rotation of the slide and pivot rod with respect to the sleeve, and the visor body includes stops for limiting the motion of the visor body and sleeve with respect to the fixed pivot rod mounted to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventors: Corbin L. Collet, James B. Price, John P. Maurer
  • Patent number: 4279947
    Abstract: Silicon nitride is pyrolytically deposited by the reaction of a halosilane with ammonia in an evacuated system. The process is particularly useful in providing uniform layers of silicon nitride on silicon wafers to be used in the fabrication of semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon C. Goldman, Larry D. McMillan, James B. Price
  • Patent number: D610475
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Bradley A. Beers, James B. Price, Jon Moroney, Rodger William Eich, Sang Hoon Chung