Patents by Inventor James Ball

James Ball 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: 20210313988
    Abstract: A three dimensional circuit system includes first and second integrated circuit (IC) dies. The first IC die includes programmable logic circuits arranged in sectors and first programmable interconnection circuits having first router circuits. The second IC die includes non-programmable circuits arranged in regions and second programmable interconnection circuits having second router circuits. Each of the regions in the second IC die is vertically aligned with at least one of the sectors in the first IC die. Each of the second router circuits is coupled to one of the first router circuits through a vertical die-to-die connection. The first and second programmable interconnection circuits are programmable to route signals between the programmable logic circuits and the non-programmable circuits through the first and second router circuits. The circuit system may include additional IC dies. The first and second IC dies and any additional IC dies are coupled in a vertically stacked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Weber, Aravind Dasu, Ravi Gutala, Mahesh Iyer, Eriko Nurvitadhi, Archanna Srinivasan, Sean Atsatt, James Ball
  • Publication number: 20210299893
    Abstract: An out-the-front knife, components thereof, and associated methods. The out-the front knife can be a double-action spring-assisted knife. The knife includes a handle and a blade. The handle includes a rear end and a front opening opposite the rear end. The blade is movable with respect to the handle between stowed and deployed positions. In the stowed position, the blade is biased rearward. The knife includes an actuator movable in a deploying direction to spring the blade forward away from the stowed position toward the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Brett Eckelkamp, Michael Cottrell, Shane Ball, William Garland, Brian Steere, Timothy S. Kinney, Seth Wheeler, Justin Burke, James Tayon, Curtis Smith
  • Patent number: 11131679
    Abstract: A buffered suspension includes a surfactant and a solid buffer particulate having a point of zero charge at least 1.2 pH units different that the pH of the buffered suspension. The buffered suspension can be prepared by mixing a stock solution with the solid buffer particulate and titrating. A method of preforming a pH sensitive process includes drawing the buffered suspension from a reservoir, filtering the solid buffer particulate from the buffered suspension, and applying the filtered solution to a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Ball, Jonathan Schultz
  • Publication number: 20210221666
    Abstract: A system and method using at least one inductor operatively coupled to an electrically insulating structure suppresses transient currents generated during a bond-on process by a human worker with energized electrical equipment so as to inhibit passage of the transient currents through the electrically insulating structure operatively coupled to the energized electrical equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Zoran BILIC, David James BALL
  • Patent number: 11016127
    Abstract: An apparatus and method measures and analyzes DC current passing through a substantially insulating member or dielectric material that is electrically connected to, or otherwise conductive, between an energized DC electrical transmission line and an Earth potential or ground. An apparatus may utilize a DC current measuring device, a DC voltage level selection switch, a DC display, a graphical display of momentary leakage current, and an audio speaker. A process may entail extending a substantially insulating member or dielectric material between an energized DC electrical transmission line and an Earth potential, detecting a DC momentary leakage current, using a DC momentary leakage current meter to measure DC current through the member or material, and a computer to analyze and compare the DC current, and deliver results or a warning that the DC current has reached a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David James Ball, Donald William McLennan
  • Publication number: 20210129192
    Abstract: A method of treating a sensor array including a plurality of sensors and an isolation structure, where a sensor of the plurality of sensors has a sensor pad exposed at a surface of the sensor array and the isolation structure is disposed between the sensor pad and sensor pads of other sensors of the plurality of sensors, comprises exposing the sensor pad and the isolation structure to a non-aqueous organo-silicon solution including an organo-silicon compound and a first non-aqueous carrier; applying an acid solution including an organic acid and a second non-aqueous carrier to the sensor pad; and rinsing the acid solution from the sensor pad and the isolation structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James A. BALL, Phil WAGGONER, Scott T. PARKER
  • Publication number: 20210130891
    Abstract: A method of preparing reagents includes inserting a cartridge into an instrument. The cartridge includes a plurality of reagent enclosures disposed in a cavity of the cartridge and exposing a port to an exterior of the cartridge. Each reagent enclosure includes a reagent container including a reagent and an internal cavity defining a compressible volume, an opening defined through the reagent container to the internal cavity. The method further includes connecting a plurality of fluid ports to the openings of the plurality of reagent enclosures; applying a solution through the fluid ports to at least partially fill the plurality of reagent enclosures; and cycling a pressure of the cavity, whereby for each of the reagent enclosures, during increasing pressure, the solution enters the internal cavity of the reagent container, combines with the reagent, and compresses the compressible volume, and during decreasing pressure, the compressible volume decreases and the reagent is ejected through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan SCHULTZ, Todd ROSWECH, Jon A. HOSHIZAKI, Albert L. CARRILLO, James A. BALL
  • Publication number: 20210121822
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a water recovery system are disclosed and include activating a condenser of the water recovery system. The method includes measuring a temperature associated with the condenser based on data obtained from a condenser temperature sensor. The method includes comparing the temperature associated with the condenser to a maximum threshold temperature. The method includes activating an auxiliary condenser of the water recovery system in response to the temperature associated with the condenser being greater than the maximum threshold temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze
  • Publication number: 20210121821
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed and include a controller and a water recovery device. The water recovery device includes a desiccant stack including a chamber defining an airflow path therein. The water recovery device includes an evaporator in communication with the desiccant stack and one or more condensers in communication with the desiccant stack. The controller is configured to set the water recovery system to one of an absorption mode and an extraction mode. The water recovery device is configured to receive ambient air in the chamber to remove water vapor using the liquid desiccant and retain the water vapor in the chamber when the water recovery system is in the absorption mode. The water recovery device is configured to remove the water vapor within the chamber when the water recovery system is in the extraction mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze
  • Publication number: 20210123615
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a water recovery system and include activating a plurality of dampers, a fan, and a refrigeration system of the water recovery system. The method includes measuring an ambient air temperature of the water recovery system based on data obtained from an ambient air temperature sensor. The method includes measuring one or more evaporator temperatures associated with an evaporator of the water recovery system based on data obtained from one or more evaporator temperature sensors. The method includes determining an optimal evaporator air temperature of the water recovery system based on the one or more evaporator temperatures and the ambient air temperature. The method includes setting a speed of the fan of the water recovery system based on the optimal evaporator air temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze
  • Patent number: 10974939
    Abstract: A system and method using at least one inductor operatively coupled to an electrically insulating structure suppresses transient currents generated during a bond-on process by a human worker with energized electrical equipment so as to inhibit passage of the transient currents through the electrically insulating structure operatively coupled to the energized electrical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Zoran Bilic, David James Ball
  • Publication number: 20210102916
    Abstract: A sensor component includes a sensor including a sensor surface and a reaction site in cooperation with the sensor and exposing the sensor surface. The reaction site including a reaction site surface. A surface agent is bound to the reaction site surface or the sensor surface. The surface agent includes a surface active functional group reactive with Bronsted base or Lewis acid functionality on the reaction site surface or the sensor surface and including distal functionality that does not have a donor electron pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Cicero, Marc Glazer, Yufang Wang, Christina E. Inman, Jeremy Gray, Joseph Koscinski, James A. Ball, Phil Waggoner, Alexander Mastroianni
  • Publication number: 20210098975
    Abstract: Load-bearing apparatus/systems for location in the vicinity of energized power lines are provided. The apparatus includes a base member. The base member has an upper layer and a backing surface layer. An uppermost surface of the upper layer is adapted to support on it at least power line workers and/or related stringing equipment. At least the uppermost surface of the upper layer is adapted to be electrically conductive. Methods for forming the apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: David James BALL, Jody Milton GREER, David Karl WABNEGGER, Robert Wayne PALMER
  • Publication number: 20210089500
    Abstract: A file sharing service having an aliasing service for use with a file sharing program is disclosed. The aliasing service receives a file sharing invitation from a file sender account of the file sharing program. The file sharing invitation is addressed to a first contact channel of a set of contact channels. A second contact channel is determined from the set of contact channels based on the file sharing account. The file sharing invitation is sent to the second contact channel, in which the first contact channel is different than the second contact channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven James Ball, Eugene Lin
  • Publication number: 20210058085
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device may include a programmable fabric die having programmable logic fabric and configuration memory that may configure the programmable logic fabric. The integrated circuit device may also include a base die that may provide fabric support circuitry, including memory and/or communication interfaces. The first die and the second die may be coupled using a multi-purpose interface that may allow communication between the first die and the second die. The multi-purpose interface may allow concurrent access to the base die by the programmable logic fabric and the configuration memory by using multiple channels over the multi-purpose interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Clark, Scott J. Weber, James Ball, Ravi Prakash Gutala, Aravind Raghavendra Dasu
  • Publication number: 20210044116
    Abstract: Determining direct current (DC) leakage current flowing through an insulating structure in a high voltage DC power system wherein the DC leakage current is a composite DC current having one or more high magnitude momentary spikes, and having a DC component and an alternating current (AC) component, wherein the AC component has a first rate of change, and wherein the DC component has a second rate of change less than the first, having (a) providing a waveform separator which is configured to receive the composite DC current flowing through the insulating structure and to separate the composite DC current into the corresponding DC component and AC component, and (i) receive at least one corresponding digital signal and the DC component, ii) analyze the at least one corresponding digital signal and the DC component, (iii) determine a resultant leakage current flowing through the insulating structure, (b) electrically connecting the waveform separator to the insulating structure, (c) separating, in the waveform s
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Zoran BILIC, David James BALL
  • Patent number: 10894982
    Abstract: A method of preparing reagents includes inserting a cartridge into an instrument. The cartridge includes a plurality of reagent enclosures disposed in a cavity of the cartridge and exposing a port to an exterior of the cartridge. Each reagent enclosure includes a reagent container including a reagent and an internal cavity defining a compressible volume, an opening defined through the reagent container to the internal cavity. The method further includes connecting a plurality of fluid ports to the openings of the plurality of reagent enclosures; applying a solution through the fluid ports to at least partially fill the plurality of reagent enclosures; and cycling a pressure of the cavity, whereby for each of the reagent enclosures, during increasing pressure, the solution enters the internal cavity of the reagent container, combines with the reagent, and compresses the compressible volume, and during decreasing pressure, the compressible volume decreases and the reagent is ejected through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Schultz, Todd Roswech, Jon A. Hoshizaki, Albert L. Carrillo, James A. Ball
  • Publication number: 20210013887
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may relate to providing a programmable interconnect network (e.g., a programmable network-on-chip (NOC)). A method may include determining a transmission parameter, bonding one or more channels of an interconnect network based at least in part on the transmission parameter, and power-gating any unused channels after the bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Sharath Raghava, Ankireddy Nalamalpu, Dheeraj Subbareddy, Harsha Gupta, James Ball, Kavitha Prasad, Sean R. Atsatt
  • Publication number: 20200365748
    Abstract: The invention provides an optoelectronic device comprising a photoactive region, which photoactive region comprises: an n-type region comprising at least one n-type layer; a p-type region comprising at least one p-type layer; and, disposed between the n-type region and the p-type region: a layer of a perovskite semiconductor without open porosity. The perovskite semiconductor is generally light-absorbing. In some embodiments, disposed between the n-type region and the p-type region is: (i) a first layer which comprises a scaffold material, which is typically porous, and a perovskite semiconductor, which is typically disposed in pores of the scaffold material; and (ii) a capping layer disposed on said first layer, which capping layer is said layer of a perovskite semiconductor without open porosity, wherein the perovskite semiconductor in the capping layer is in contact with the perovskite semiconductor in the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: HENRY JAMES SNAITH, EDWARD JAMES WILLIAM CROSSLAND, ANDREW HEY, JAMES BALL, MICHAEL LEE, PABLO DOCAMPO
  • Publication number: 20200358444
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device may include programmable logic fabric disposed on a first integrated circuit die and having configuration memory. The integrated circuit device may also include a base die that may provide memory and/or operating supporting circuitry. The first die and the second die may be coupled using a high-speed parallel interface. The interface may employ microbumps. The first die and the second die may also include controllers for the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Clark, Scott J. Weber, James Ball, Simon Chong, Ravi Prakash Gutala, Aravind Raghavendra Dasu, Jun Pin Tan