Patents by Inventor James Brown

James Brown 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: 11982314
    Abstract: A thrust bearing cage includes a piloting feature to radially locate a thrust bearing with respect to one of the shafts. Specifically, the bearing cage includes an axial extension at an outer diameter that extends beyond the rollers and around an outer diameter of end of the shaft. This feature permits elimination of a washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joseph T. Griffin, James Brown, Alicia Vidal Ortiz
  • Patent number: 11981512
    Abstract: A substrate support system 10 for a conveyor printer is provided, comprising a support unit 100 comprising a plurality of vacuum apertures 108 arranged for fluidic communication with a source of negative pressure. The support unit 100 also comprises at least one air bearing 114 arranged for fluidic communication with a source of positive pressure. The air bearing 114 comprises porous media 116. The substrate support system 10 also comprises a conveyor belt 150 arranged over the support unit 100 for supporting a substrate 170 to be printed on. The conveyor belt 150 comprises a plurality of belt apertures. The vacuum apertures 108 are arranged to convey a negative pressure through the belt apertures for retaining the substrate 170 on the conveyor belt 150. The at least one air bearing 114 is arranged to convey a positive pressure to support the conveyor belt 150.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Inca Digital Printers Limited
    Inventors: Andrew James Brown, Anderson McKeague
  • Publication number: 20240152335
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method, system, and computer program product for preparing a CZ state for use in magic state distillation. The embodiment may include initializing a code state across data qubits. The embodiment may include measuring a CZ operator of the codes state on at least one ancilla qubit proximal to the data qubits. The embodiment may include performing additional quantum operations with the CZ state based on the measurement of the at least one ancilla qubit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Benjamin James Brown, Andrew W. Cross, Riddhi Swaroop Gupta, Tomas Raphael Jochym-O'Connor, Theodore James Yoder
  • Publication number: 20240150593
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sealing composition for treating a metal substrate comprising: a polyolefin component; and a colloidal layered silicate. Also disclosed is a system for treating a metal substrate comprising: a cleaner composition; and/or a pretreatment composition for treating at least a portion of the substrate, the pretreatment composition comprising a Group IVB metal; and a sealing composition for treating at least a portion of the substrate treated with the cleaner composition and/or the pretreated composition, the sealing composition comprising a polyolefin component. Also disclosed is a method of treating a substrate comprising contacting at least a portion of a surface of the substrate with any of the compositions disclosed herein or any of the systems disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey James DeDomenic, Kristi Maree Allen, Elizabeth Stephenie Brown-Tseng, Peter Lawrence Votruba-Drzal, Silvia Bezer, Michael Gerard Olah, Steven Edward Bowles, Mary Lyn Chong Lim, Mark William McMillen
  • Publication number: 20240152515
    Abstract: In some examples, a system receives an input graph representation of one or more query plans for one or more database queries, and generates, by an embedding machine learning model based on the input graph representation, a feature vector that provides a distributed representation of the one or more query plans. The system determines, using the feature vector, one or more user behaviors and/or workload characteristics of one or more workloads in one or more database systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher James Antoun, Matthew Edward Antoun, Artur Borycki, Douglas Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 11974668
    Abstract: A storage assembly is provided with a pair of spaced apart brackets. A pair of hubs is each pivotally connected to one of the pair of spaced apart brackets. A rotary limit is connected to one of the pair of hubs and one of the pair of spaced apart brackets to limit the pair of hubs to a range of rotation relative to the pair of spaced apart brackets. A pair of bars is each connected to the pair of hubs to rotate with the pair of hubs to support and store articles upon the pair of bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Tara Brown, Robert Douglas Hegarty, James Allen Austin, III, Michael Witt, Jeffrey John Mathison, Margaret Rider, Rose Ford, Ethan Creasman, Gabriel Prero, Patrick William Boehnen
  • Patent number: 11978300
    Abstract: A single space parking meter assembly for retrofitting onto an existing coin vault assembly includes a number of parking meter components enclosed within a protective outer covering that is rotatably or slidably engageable with the coin vault assembly when a bottom surface of the protective outer covering is positioned against or adjacent to an upper surface of the coin vault assembly. A locking mechanism secures the protective outer covering to the coin vault assembly when the protective outer covering is engaged with the coin vault assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: J.J. MacKay Canada Limited
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, James George MacKay, Adrian Ignatius O'Neil, Robert Steven Cosh, Darren Scott Cameron, Gregory Emile Chauvin, David Andrew McMullin, Michael Brown, Matthew Watson
  • Patent number: 11972624
    Abstract: A delivery system may include a pallet wrapper system having a turntable, a camera directed toward an area above the turntable, and a stretch wrap dispenser adjacent the turntable. A computer receives images from the camera of multiple sides of a pallet loaded with packages on the turntable. The computer stitches images from different sides of the stack of packages that correspond to the same package. At least one machine learning model may be used to infer SKUs of each package. Optical character recognition may be performed in parallel on the images. The determination of the SKU of each package may be based upon the inferred SKUs and on the OCR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Peter Douglas Jackson, Robert Lee Martin, Jr., Daniel James Thyer, Justin Michael Brown
  • Patent number: 11972654
    Abstract: A parking meter may have a housing that is formed at least significantly of an impact resistant material. In particular, the impact resistant material may comprise one of a polycarbonate copolymer or polycarbonate blended resin, a nylon-based copolymer, or a nylon-based polymer that includes long glass fiber or Kevlar fiber. The housing encloses the parking meter components to provide protection for the parking meter components against an external environment and vandalism attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: J.J. MacKay Canada Limited
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, James George MacKay, Adrian Ignatius O'Neil, Robert Steven Cosh, Darren Scott Cameron, Gregory Emile Chauvin, David Andrew McMullin, Michael Brown, Matthew Watson
  • Patent number: 11965546
    Abstract: A bearing module that supports adjacent ends of coaxial shafts, includes an outer ring having first and second axially adjacent raceways and first and second flanges located at the respective ends. A first group of rolling elements rolls on the first raceway, and a second group of rolling elements rolls on the second raceway. A first cage retains the first group of rolling elements circumferentially spaced apart from one another, and a second cage retains the second group of rolling elements. An axial bearing is retained axially between the first and second groups of rolling elements, and has axial bearing rolling elements that are configured for rolling contact with (a) facing axial side raceways on first and second inner rings supported respectively on the first and second groups of rolling elements, (b) the adjacent ends of the two coaxial shafts, or (c) integral washers of the axial bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joseph T. Griffin, Florin Muscas, Arjun Kailassh Magalingam Adithyan, Alfred Thomas, James Brown
  • Publication number: 20240127906
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that can use a computationally efficient model to determine a corrected methylation-level value for a specific sample nucleotide sequence. For instance, the disclosed systems determine a false positive rate and a false negative rate at which a given methylation sequencing assay converts cytosine bases. Based on the determined false positive rate and false negative rate, the disclosed systems determine a corrected methylation-level value that corrects for a bias of the given methylation sequencing assay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Suzanne Rohrback, Sarah Shultzaberger, Rebekah Karadeema, Leslie Beh Yee Ming, James Baye, Colin Brown
  • Patent number: 11962513
    Abstract: A method for managing data processes in a network of computing resources includes: receiving at least one child request being routed from an intermediary device to at least one corresponding destination device, the at least one child request requesting execution of at least one corresponding child data process, each of the at least one child data process for executing at least a portion of the at least one parent data process from an instructor device, and each of the at least one child request including a destination key derived at least in part from the at least one instructor key; storing the at least one child request in at least one storage device; modifying the at least one child request upon receiving a child request modification signal; and generating signals for communicating the child requests to one or more requesting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
    Inventors: Walter Michael Pitio, Philip Iannaccone, James Brown, Stephen Arthur Bain
  • Patent number: 11953529
    Abstract: Position sensing modules associated with a device are provided. The position sensing modules are configured to receive electrical characteristics associated with one or more switches of a device over a predetermined period of time, the one or more switches being configured to connect service to or disconnect service from a customer; calculate a match indicator for each phase of the device including the one or more switches, the match indicator indicating whether an electrical characteristic on a load-side of the device matches a same electrical characteristic on a line-side of the device for each phase of the device; and determine a position of the one or more switches based on the received electrical characteristics and the calculated match indicator for each phase of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sensus Spectrum, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Savarda, Michael Ray Brown, Andrew James Bryce Dudding
  • Publication number: 20240109385
    Abstract: A control system (300) for controlling an active suspension system (104) of a vehicle (100), the control system comprising one or more controller (301), wherein the control system is configured to: obtain (908) information indicative of relative traction levels between different wheels (FL, FR, RL, RR) of the vehicle; and in dependence on the information, control (912) the active suspension system to increase normal force through a wheel (FR) of the vehicle having relatively high traction compared to one or more other wheels (FL, RL, RR) of the vehicle, and decrease normal force through a wheel (FL) of the vehicle having relatively low traction compared to one or more other wheels (FR, RL, RR) of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2021
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Anesh MISTRY, Dennis LAUSECKER, Sam BROWN, Syed Asad ALI, Luke BIRCH, William BURDOCK, James KELLY
  • Publication number: 20240110593
    Abstract: A bearing configuration for an oil pump assembly is disclosed herein. The bearing configuration includes a first radially extending hydrodynamic bearing element configured to directly face a first axial side of a gear, a second radially extending hydrodynamic bearing element configured to directly face a second axial side of the gear, and an axially extending hydrodynamic bearing element configured to directly face a radially inner side of the gear. The bearing configuration is configured to be used to support an idler gear in a transmission assembly, in one example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Arjun Kailassh Magalingam Adithyan, James Brown, Charles Schwab
  • Patent number: 11946041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for screening a library of peptide ligands, said library comprising a plurality of polypeptides covalently linked to a molecular scaffold at two or more amino acid residues, comprising the steps of displaying said library of peptide ligands in a genetic display system, wherein the polypeptide comprises two or more reactive groups which form a covalent linkage to the molecular scaffold, and at least one loop which comprises a sequence of amino acids subtended between two of said reactive groups; exposing the peptide ligands to one or more cells which display one or more target molecules on the cell surface; and screening the peptide ligands for binding against the target, and selecting the ligands which bind to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: BicycleRD Limited
    Inventors: Liuhong Chen, Michael Skynner, Amy Brown, James Cooke, Rachid Lani
  • Publication number: 20240103047
    Abstract: An electro-wetting on dielectric (EWOD) device, comprises first and second substrates defining a fluid chamber therebetween, a plurality of electro-wetting electrodes on the first substrate, and at least one first electrode and at least two second electrodes on the second substrate. The device further includes a current sensor for sensing a difference between (1) a first current flowing between the first electrode and one of the second electrodes via a first fluid package in the fluid chamber of the EWOD device and (2) a second current flowing between the first electrode and another of the second electrodes via a second fluid package in the fluid chamber of the EWOD device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher James BROWN, Benjamin James HADWEN
  • Publication number: 20240103053
    Abstract: Position sensing and verification modules and a meter are provided. A module is configured to determine a position of one or more switch poles by measuring a current across the one or more switch poles. If a current is greater than or equal to a predetermined current threshold, the position is closed. If a current is less than the predetermined current threshold, the position is open. The module is configured to determine a line voltage with respect to a first reference value, determine a load voltage with respect to the first reference value, compare the line voltage to the load voltage to determine if the line voltage and the load voltage are within a predetermined threshold, and confirm the position of the one or more switch poles based on the comparison of the line voltage to the load voltage for the one or more line phases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Matthew James Savarda, Michael Ray Brown, Andrew James Bryce Dudding
  • Patent number: 11933357
    Abstract: A bearing, including: an inner ring defining a first groove; an outer ring including a radially inner surface, the radially inner surface facing an axis of rotation of the bearing and defining a second groove and a third groove; a cage radially disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring; a plurality of balls retained by the cage, and disposed in the first groove, and in the second groove; and a preloaded resilient washer assembly including a rigid washer and a resilient washer including a radially outermost surface disposed in the third groove. The resilient washer urges the rigid washer away from the outer ring in an axial direction parallel to an axis of rotation of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dennis Roffe, Michael Heaton, Guihui Zhong, James Brown, Daniel Wuerdinger
  • Patent number: D1023341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Siegel, Christopher M. Green, Christopher Daniel Peak, Vasco Agnoli, Casey Feeney, Kully Kraig Mandon, James Andrus, Sam Brown, Stefan Behling