Patents by Inventor James Brewster

James Brewster 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: 9846251
    Abstract: Methodology for detecting and monitoring the propagation of a volume of liquefied material underground without measuring the resistivity of the ground. Liquefied material is charged by injecting current through electrically-conducting member in contact with the material to form a spatial distribution of electric potential underground. Measuring time-dependent change of such spatial distribution caused by movement of liquefied material and associated with propagation of a Gaussian surface of electrical charge associated with the outer surface and/or the front of the volume is detected with a system of electrodes to determine a time of arrival of liquefied material to target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: James Brewster Fink
  • Publication number: 20170315251
    Abstract: Methodology for detecting and monitoring the propagation of a volume of liquefied material underground without measuring the resistivity of the ground. Liquefied material is charged by injecting current through electrically-conducting member in contact with the material to form a spatial distribution of electric potential underground. Measuring time-dependent change of such spatial distribution caused by movement of liquefied material and associated with propagation of a Gaussian surface of electrical charge associated with the outer surface and/or the front of the volume is detected with a system of electrodes to determine a time of arrival of liquefied material to target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventor: James Brewster Fink
  • Patent number: 9798038
    Abstract: A directional filter for processing full-tensor gradiometer data is described. The filter processes input data using a method comprising receiving geophysical data collected based on characteristics of geographic features in an environment, and applying a directional filter to the received geophysical data in a first instance so as to provide first filtered data. A filtering direction of the directional filter is determined based on properties in the received geophysical data. The method also includes updating the filtering direction based on properties in the first filtered data, applying the directional filter to the received geophysical data in a subsequent instance using the updated filtering direction so as to provide subsequent filtered data, and based on the updated filtering direction having a subsequent update less than a threshold, outputting directionally filtered data. The subsequent update is determined due to properties in the subsequent filtered data output from the subsequent instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Geospace Inc.
    Inventor: James Brewster
  • Patent number: 8730245
    Abstract: In a method of defining an animation of a virtual object, during which values for attributes of the virtual object are updated at each of a series of time points, a user specifies a structure representing the update that includes a plurality of items and one or more connections between respective items. Each item represents a respective operation. Each connection represents that data output by the operation represented by one item is input to the operation represented by the connected item. The user specifies that the structure comprises one or more items in a predetermined category associated with a predetermined process that may be executed at most a predetermined number of times at each time point. An item belongs to the predetermined category if performing the respective operation represented by that item requires execution of the predetermined process. One or more rules are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: NaturalMotion Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Lowe, Danny Chapman, Timothy Daoust, James Brewster
  • Publication number: 20140052375
    Abstract: A directional filter for processing full-tensor gradiometer data is described. The filter processes input data using a method comprising receiving geophysical data collected based on characteristics of geographic features in an environment, and applying a directional filter to the received geophysical data in a first instance so as to provide first filtered data. A filtering direction of the directional filter is determined based on properties in the received geophysical data. The method also includes updating the filtering direction based on properties in the first filtered data, applying the directional filter to the received geophysical data in a subsequent instance using the updated filtering direction so as to provide subsequent filtered data, and based on the updated filtering direction having a subsequent update less than a threshold, outputting directionally filtered data. The subsequent update is determined due to properties in the subsequent filtered data output from the subsequent instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Bell Geospace Inc.
    Inventor: James Brewster
  • Patent number: 8635731
    Abstract: A full mouth toothbrush for simultaneously brushing the facial, lingual, occlusal and incisal surfaces of all the maxillary and mandibular teeth is provided. The full mouth toothbrush can include a handle, a power source, a motor assembly, and a drive assembly. The full mouth toothbrush can further include a mouthpiece configured to collectively contact multiple surfaces of multiple teeth simultaneously that brushes and, thus, cleans the teeth and gums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Garner, Heather Brundage, Nathaniel Sharpe, Alexis Hornstein, James Brewster
  • Patent number: 8631531
    Abstract: A device and method for brushing all surfaces of all of a user's teeth simultaneously. The device comprises bristle strip surfaces that envelope all of a user's teeth, the bristle strips comprising bristle bundles that scrub all surfaces of a user's teeth due to a reciprocating motion of the bristle strips. To use the device, a user inserts the toothbrush bristle strips into their mouth so to engage the user's teeth. A power source, motor, and drive assembly are utilized to cause the bristles to reciprocate, cleaning all a user's teeth surfaces simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Garner, Heather Brundage, Nathaniel Sharpe, Alexis Hornstein, James Brewster
  • Publication number: 20130014331
    Abstract: A full mouth toothbrush for simultaneously brushing the facial, lingual, occlusal and incisal surfaces of all the maxillary and mandibular teeth is provided. The full mouth toothbrush can include a handle, a power source, a motor assembly, and a drive assembly. The full mouth toothbrush can further include a mouthpiece configured to collectively contact multiple surfaces of multiple teeth simultaneously that brushes and, thus, cleans the teeth and gums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Garner, Heather Brundage, Nathaniel Sharpe, Alexis Hornstein, James Brewster
  • Publication number: 20130014332
    Abstract: A device and method for brushing all surfaces of all of a user's teeth simultaneously. The device comprises bristle strip surfaces that envelope all of a user's teeth, the bristle strips comprising bristle bundles that scrub all surfaces of a user's teeth due to a reciprocating motion of the bristle strips. To use the device, a user inserts the toothbrush bristle strips into their mouth so to engage the user's teeth. A power source, motor, and drive assembly are utilized to cause the bristles to reciprocate, cleaning all a user's teeth surfaces simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert GARNER, Heather BRUNDAGE, Nathaniel SHARPE, Alexis HORNSTEIN, James BREWSTER
  • Patent number: 8339903
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a dual illumination watch face having a tritium gas tube coupled with a dial, minute hand or hour hand of the watch face, and phosphorescent material disposed with at least one of the dial, minute hand and hour hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: James Brewster Olmes
  • Patent number: 8252485
    Abstract: In a method of producing a particulate electrocatalyst composition, a precursor medium comprising at least a first metal precursor, a liquid vehicle, and a substrate precursor to substrate particles is atomized into precursor droplets. The droplets are then heated to a reaction temperature of not greater than 700° C. to form composite particles comprising said first metal at least partly in an oxide form dispersed on said substrate particles. The composite particles are then collected and are heated at a first treatment temperature no greater than 250° C. in the presence of a reducing atmosphere to at least partly convert said oxide form to the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Yipeng Sun, Paolina Atanassova, James Brewster, Leonard P. Perez, Hanwei Lei, Berislav Blizanac
  • Patent number: 8227117
    Abstract: Electrodes and electrocatalyst layers incorporating modified carbon products. The modified carbon products may advantageously enhance the properties of an electrode or electrode layer, leading to more efficiency within the a fuel cell or similar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Paolina Atanassova, Gordon L. Rice, James Caruso, James Brewster, Rimple Bhatia, Paul Napolitano, Bogdan Gurau
  • Publication number: 20120138856
    Abstract: A phosphor composition comprises a host lattice, a dopant and a decay modifying component different from the dopant and the host lattice and effective to alter the rate of decay of the radiation emitted by the phosphor composition in response to excitation by photons of a given energy. The decay modifying component is added to the phosphor composition in a predetermined amount between 1 and 10,000 parts per million of the composition. By varying the amount of the decay modifying component added to the phosphor composition, it is possible to produce a set of phosphor compositions with different, controlled rates of decay of the radiation emitted by the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: CABOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Haubrich, Jainisha Shah, Liam Noailles, Gary Darsey, Richard Einhorn, James Brewster
  • Patent number: 8163669
    Abstract: Materials that are useful for absorption enhanced reforming (AER) of a fuel, including absorbent materials and catalyst materials and methods for using the materials. The materials can be fabricated by spray processing. The use of the materials in AER can produce a H2 product gas having a high H2 content and a low level of carbon oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Paolina Atanassova, Jian-Ping Shen, Paul Napolitano, James Brewster
  • Publication number: 20110158056
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a dual illumination watch face having a tritium gas tube coupled with a dial, minute hand or hour hand of the watch face, and phosphorescent material disposed with at least one of the dial, minute hand and hour hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: James Brewster Olmes
  • Patent number: 7906453
    Abstract: Processes for forming catalyst particles utilizing a defoamer are described. Also described are processes for forming catalysts, where the processes comprise providing a correlation between defoamer concentration and catalyst particle morphology, and determining an amount of defoamer to include in a precursor composition to obtain the target morphology based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Ezenyilimba, Paolina Atanassova, Yipeng Sun, Gordon Rice, James Brewster
  • Patent number: 7903503
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a dual illumination watch face having a tritium gas tube coupled with a dial, minute hand or hour hand of the watch face, and phosphorescent material disposed with at least one of the dial, minute hand and hour hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: James Brewster Olmes
  • Patent number: 7788975
    Abstract: An accelerometer and rate sensor package to aid gravity gradiometers is provided. The accelerometer and rate sensor package is mounted directly on or within a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI). Outputs from the sensors can be used to reduce unwanted noise due to angular rotational rates, angular accelerations and linear accelerations that may be coupled to the GGI. Since the sensor assembly is directly mounted on or within the GGI, the sensor assembly is coupled to the GGI and senses the acceleration and angular rates as seen by the GGI. Thus, outputs from the GGI can be corrected more effectively using the sensor assembly's outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignees: Bell Geospace, Inc., Lockhead Martin Corp.
    Inventors: John Brett, James Brewster
  • Publication number: 20100158791
    Abstract: Materials that are useful for absorption enhanced reforming (AER) of a fuel, including absorbent materials and catalyst materials and methods for using the materials. The materials can be fabricated by spray processing. The use of the materials in AER can produce a H2 product gas having a high H2 content and a low level of carbon oxides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: CABOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Paolina Atanassova, Jian-Ping Shen, James Brewster, Paul Napolitano
  • Patent number: 7732372
    Abstract: Solid absorbent materials that are useful for absorption of chemical species from a fluid, such as a gas stream or a liquid stream. The absorbent materials are formed by spray processing and posses a well-defined chemical composition and microstructure. The absorbent materials can have a high absorption capacity for a chemical species such as H2S, CO2, NOx, and H2 and have a high recylability, such that the chemical species can be absorbed and desorbed over a large number of cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Paolina Atanassova, Jian-Ping Shen, James Brewster, Paul Napolitano, Agathagelos Kyrlidis