Patents by Inventor James Burke

James Burke 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: 20200001711
    Abstract: A pedal emulator (20, 100) is provided. The pedal emulator includes an emulator piston (28, 102) coupled to a damper (46, D1) that is contained within a housing (22, 104). The damper is surrounded by first (34, S1) and second (38, S2) springs that are carried by a lower spring seat (114), the lower spring seat being upwardly biased by a third spring (S3), for example a wave spring. The first and second springs and the third spring cooperate to provide a counter-force that is tailored to the desired feel of the pedal. First and second sensors measure travel (72,74) and force in response to downward compression of the emulator piston, and the damper provides hysteresis upon return travel of the emulator piston.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis Mark Burke, Kenneth James Nadeau, Werner Austermeier, Henning Irle, Marcus Irrgang
  • Patent number: 10514225
    Abstract: A shooting rest and associated methods. The shooting rest includes a forward support and a rear support both supported by a frame. The forward support is configured to clamp a forward portion of the firearm and permit rotation of the firearm with respect to the frame about a pitch axis to adjust a vertical aim of the firearm and about a yaw axis to adjust a horizontal aim of the firearm. The rear support includes a platform positioned to support a bottom of a trigger hand grip portion of the firearm. The platform is adjustable in elevation to adjust the vertical aim of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., James Tayon, Michael Cottrell, Timothy Kinney, James Gianladis, Michael Poehlman, Mark Dalton, Joel Yuodsnukis, Matthew Kinamore, Adam J. Birk, Justin Burke, Anthony Vesich
  • Patent number: 10491659
    Abstract: A user can share (show) multimedia information while simultaneously communicating (telling) with one or more other users over a network. Multimedia information is received from at least one source. The multimedia information may be manually and/or automatically annotated and shared with other users. The multimedia information may be displayed in an integrated live view simultaneously with other modes of communication, such as video, voice, or text. A simultaneous sharing communication interface provides an immersive experience that lets a user communicate via text, voice, video, sounds, music, or the like, with one or more other users while also simultaneously sharing media such as photos, videos, movies, images, graphics, illustrations, animations, presentations, narratives, music, sounds, applications, files, and the like. The simultaneous sharing interface enables a user to experience a higher level of intimacy in their communication with others over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Skyrm, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Eric P. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190355215
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) learning machine is integrated into a gaming system to adaptively learn to predict when and where excessive chronological clustering of winning hits is likely to occur for a progressive jackpot (e.g., a high frequency one) within the gaming system, to preemptively prepare for such occurrences by prefunding one or more smart-awards funds to cope with such excessive chronological clusterings of hits and to use the one or more smart-awards funds to pay off not-first-in-time winners with a same jackpot award amount as is paid to the true first-in-time winner of the jackpot if such runner up winners hit their respective win conditions within a predetermined smart-awards time span after the first-in-time winner hits. This can avoid or reduce feelings of unfairness by the not-first-in-time winners especially when the latter hit just a split second after the true first-in-time winner hits the jackpot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Melnick, Andrew James Burke, Anil Kumar Narra, Bradley Donald Schultz, Leah Anne Pinnow
  • Publication number: 20190336441
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating dry age related macular degeneration (dry AMO) by administration to an intraocular location of an anti-neovascular agent (such as bevacizumab) in either a liquid or solid polymeric vehicle (or both), such as a biodegradable hyaluronic acid or PLGA (or PLA).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Scott M. Whitcup, Michael R. Robinson, Wendy M. Blanda, Patrick M. Hughes, James A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190340646
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inducing expansion of audience of source contents posted in a social medium are disclosed. Upon posting the source contents, spontaneous audience are detected and content-coupled audience are determined; the content-coupled audience and the spontaneous audience are users of the social medium that accessed common contents, or contents of a common class, other than the source contents. A set of content-coupled audience is pruned to determine a set of prospective audience. Information relevant to the source contents is disseminated to the prospective audience resulting in audience gain. Processes of iterative-recursive exploration of multi-stratum content coupling are performed to further enhance the audience gain. An apparatus implementing the method may employ a single processor or multiple processors operating concurrently and exchanging intermediate results through commonly accessed buffers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen James Frederic HANKINSON, Timothy Andrew BURKE
  • Publication number: 20190328773
    Abstract: Disclosed are antiseptic compositions for disinfecting tissues, in particular for ocular use. Methods and compositions disclosed herein include sodium chlorite, optionally in combination with a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: James A. Burke, Richard S. Graham, Corine Ghosn, Alexandra Almazan, Michael Engles, Lakshmi Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20190329002
    Abstract: A system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle housing. An outer sheath is coupler secured to a proximal end of an outer sheath that is configured to cover at least a portion of the implantable medical device. An outer sheath drive assembly is operably coupled to the outer sheath coupler and is configured to translate the outer sheath relative to the handle housing. An actuation shaft coupler is secured to a proximal end of an activation shaft. An actuation shaft drive assembly is operably coupled to the actuation shaft coupler and is configured to cause the actuation shaft to translate relative to the handle housing and shift the implantable medical device from a first position and a second position in which the implantable medical device is radially expanded relative to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Peter James Keogh, Stephen J. Burke, Michael J. Kane
  • Publication number: 20190325703
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) learning machine is integrated into a gaming system to adaptively learn to predict when and where excessive chronological clustering of winning hits is likely to occur for a progressive jackpot (e.g., a high frequency one) within the gaming system, to preemptively prepare for such occurrences by prefunding one or more smart-awards funds to cope with such excessive chronological clusterings of hits and to use the one or more smart-awards funds to pay off not-first-in-time winners with a same jackpot award amount as is paid to the true first-in-time winner of the jackpot if such runner up winners hit their respective win conditions within a predetermined smart-awards time span after the first-in-time winner hits. This can avoid or reduce feelings of unfairness by the not-first-in-time winners especially when the latter hit just a split second after the true first-in-time winner hits the jackpot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Melnick, Andrew James Burke, Anil Kumar Narra, Bradley Donald Schultz, Leah Anne Pinnow
  • Patent number: 10445983
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) learning machine is integrated into a gaming system to adaptively learn to predict when and where excessive chronological clustering of winning hits is likely to occur for a progressive jackpot (e.g., a high frequency one) within the gaming system, to preemptively prepare for such occurrences by prefunding one or more smart-awards funds to cope with such excessive chronological clusterings of hits and to use the one or more smart-awards funds to pay off not-first-in-time winners with a same jackpot award amount as is paid to the true first-in-time winner of the jackpot if such runner up winners hit their respective win conditions within a predetermined smart-awards time span after the first-in-time winner hits. This can avoid or reduce feelings of unfairness by the not-first-in-time winners especially when the latter hit just a split second after the true first-in-time winner hits the jackpot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Melnick, Andrew James Burke, Anil Kumar Narra, Bradley Donald Schultz, Leah Anne Pinnow
  • Publication number: 20190301835
    Abstract: Firearm accessories and associated methods. A firearm accessory includes a mount for mounting the firearm accessory on a firearm. The mount can be adjustable to customize the mounting of the firearm accessory on the firearm. Electronic firearm accessories can include a longitudinally extending circuit structure having one or more electronic switches thereon facing laterally. A switch assembly can include a push member and a finger extending therefrom for actuating an associated electronic switch. Battery compartment features are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: James Tayon, Matthew Kinamore, James Gianladis, Michael Cottrell, Tim Kinney, Dennis W. Cauley,, JR., Mark Dalton, Justin Burke, Anthony Vesich, Yu King Wai
  • Publication number: 20190277594
    Abstract: A portable shooting bench configurable in a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration. In the deployed configuration, the shooting bench can be adjusted to accommodate a right-handed shooter or a left-handed shooter. Other adjustment capability is provided. The shooting bench is relatively lightweight. In the stowed configuration, the shooting bench is relatively compact to facilitate transportation and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Kinney, James Tayon, Michael Cottrell, Dennis W. Cauley, JR., Justin Burke, Anthony Vesich, Michael Poehlman, James Gianladis, Matthew Kinamore, Joel Yuodsnukis, Mark Dalton
  • Patent number: 10405912
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand with open ends around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, such as nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system also controls the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden
  • Publication number: 20190269435
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system may also include a means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E. Fischell
  • Publication number: 20190254965
    Abstract: Described herein are intracameral implants including at least one therapeutic agent for treatment of at least one ocular condition. The implants described herein are not anchored to the ocular tissue, but rather are held in place by currents and gravity present in the anterior chamber of an eye. The implants are preferably polymeric, biodegradable and provide sustained release of at least one therapeutic agent to both the trabecular meshwork and associated ocular tissue and the fluids within the anterior chamber of an eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael R. Robinson, James A. Burke, Rhett M. Schiffman, Alazar N. Ghebremeskel
  • Patent number: 10363214
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating dry age related macular degeneration (dry AMO) by administration to an intraocular location of an anti-neovascular agent (such as bevacizumab) in either a liquid or solid polymeric vehicle (or both), such as a biodegradable hyaluronic acid or PLGA (or PLA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Whitcup, Michael R. Robinson, Wendy M. Blanda, Patrick M. Hughes, James A. Burke
  • Patent number: 10365069
    Abstract: Firearm accessories and associated methods. A firearm accessory includes a mount for mounting the firearm accessory on a firearm. The mount can be adjustable to customize the mounting of the firearm accessory on the firearm. Electronic firearm accessories can include a longitudinally extending circuit structure having one or more electronic switches thereon facing laterally. A switch assembly can include a push member and a finger extending therefrom for actuating an associated electronic switch. Battery compartment features are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Tayon, Matthew Kinamore, James Gianladis, Michael Cottrell, Tim Kinney, Dennis W. Cauley, Jr., Mark Dalton, Justin Burke, Anthony Vesich, Erik S. Helland, Chad M. Thackeray, Yu King Wai
  • Patent number: 10367302
    Abstract: A cable retention subsystem includes a frame member and at least one board coupling member that is located on the frame member and couples the frame member to a board. A frame alignment member is located on the frame member and aligns a cable connector included on a cable subsystem with a board connector included on the board when the frame alignment member is engaged with a cable alignment member included on the cable connector. The cable retention subsystem also includes at least one frame retention member located on the frame member that engages with the cable connector when the cable connector is coupled with the board connector, and resists movement of the cable connector in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Darren Burke Pav, James Trevor Goulding
  • Publication number: 20190224010
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft. An internally exposed coil is disposed within the inner shaft and is electrically coupled to an externally exposed coil that can be used to inductively transmit a current flowing through the internally exposed coil. An actuation member extends within the inner shaft and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. As the force translation rod moves relative to the internally exposed coil, an impedance varies in accordance with relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke, Kevin Robert Poppe, Peter James Keogh, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20190223909
    Abstract: A drive assembly for use with a delivery catheter for delivering an implantable medical device includes a drive motor configured to be operably coupled to an inner shaft of the delivery catheter such that operation of the drive motor causes the inner shaft to translate relative to the outer shaft and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a position signal from a position sensor indicating a position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft as well as a motor signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft of the drive motor. The controller is configured to output a control signal instructing operation of the drive motor based upon the indicated rotational position of the output shaft of the drive motor and the indicated position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Peter James Keogh, Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke