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: 20130024928
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for secure network communications. A proxy server receives meter data, from a meter of a set of meters via a local network, for an energy management server. The proxy server uses secure communications to send the meter data via a non-secure network to the energy management server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Robert James Burke, Prateek Sangal, Robert Daniel Maher, III
  • Publication number: 20130017243
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sustained release implant for intraocular use to treat elevated intraocular pressure, which implant is configured for intracameral or anterior vitreal administration to a patient with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), said implant comprising a core of an antihypertensive agent surrounded by a polymer, which limits the rate of passage of the antihypertensive agent from the implant into the eye of said patient and said implant provides a linear rate of release of therapeutically effective amounts of said anti-hypertensive agent into the eye for a period of time of between 14 days and 365 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Ruiwen Shi, Patrick M. Hughes, James A. Burke, Michael R. Robinson, Hui Liu
  • Patent number: 8353862
    Abstract: A delivery system includes a housing along with a tip connected to one end of the housing. A first cannula extending from the tip is provided for inserting a rod implant into tissue. A second cannula, concentrically disposed within the first cannula, is utilized to force the rod implant from the first cannula and for ejecting a fluid behind the inserted rod implant in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Werhner C. Orilla, James A. Burke
  • Publication number: 20120317004
    Abstract: A system, computer-implemented method, and a computer program product are provided for a utility bill audit. Measured data is input from meters. Utility provider information is input. The utility provider information includes utility provider sub-costs and utility provider variables. System data is generated based on the measured data. The system data includes system sub-costs and system variables. If a utility provider sub-cost differs from a corresponding system sub-cost by more than a selected sub-cost error threshold, whether a utility provider variable differs from a corresponding system variable by more than a selected variable error threshold is determined. A user interface outputs a notice regarding whether utility provider information differs from corresponding system data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: ROBERT JAMES BURKE, John Preston Bennett, Prateek Sangal, Jose Alejandro Barahona Echeverria
  • Patent number: 8293741
    Abstract: Biocompatible intraocular implants include an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist and a polymer associated with the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist to facilitate release of the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist into an eye for an extended period of time. The alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist may be associated with a biodegradable polymer matrix, such as a matrix of a two biodegradable polymers. The implants can be placed in an eye to treat one or more ocular conditions, such as an ocular vasculopathy or glaucoma, among others or to improve vision in a normal eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Burke, Patrick M. Hughes, Kai-Ming Zhang, Ton Lin, Glenn Huang, Brittany A. Jackson, Larry A. Wheeler, Rosy S. Donn
  • Patent number: 8293210
    Abstract: Biocompatible intraocular implants include an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist and a polymer associated with the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist to facilitate release of the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist into an eye for an extended period of time. The alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist may be associated with a biodegradable polymer matrix, such as a matrix of a two biodegradable polymers. The implants may be placed in an eye to prevent the occurrence of one or more ocular conditions, or to reduce one or more symptoms of an ocular condition, such as an ocular neurosensory disorder and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn T. Huang, James Burke, Patrick M. Hughes, Kai-Ming Zhang, Ton Lin, Larry A. Wheeler, Rosy Sheng Donn
  • Publication number: 20120263779
    Abstract: A drug delivery system (DDS) comprised of segmented biodegradable implants sized and suitable for implantation in an ocular region or site and methods for treating ocular conditions. The segmented implants provide an extended release of an active agent at a therapeutically effective amount for a period of time between 50 days and one year, or longer, and permit the DDS to have segments that possess individual and different drug release characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Robert T. Lyons, James A. Burke, Michael R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8280590
    Abstract: An automatically adjustable axle stop of an agricultural combine (100) includes a sensor (222, 224) to sense the position of an extendible axle (200) supported on the chassis (214) of the agricultural combine (100) at a pivot coupling (206), the extendable axle (200) being configured to pivot about a longitudinal pivotal axis (208) with respect to the chassis (214), an electronic control unit (400) to read the sensor (222, 224), to calculate a stop position based at least on the sensor signal, and to control an axle oscillation stop (210, 212) in order to limit the range of pivoting of the extendible axle (200) about the pivotal axis (208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Bruce Alan Coers
  • Publication number: 20120245505
    Abstract: Described herein are intracameral drug and/or therapeutic bioactive agent delivery devices comprising a substantially cylindrical structure for at least partial placement into the anterior chamber of an eye The intracameral delivery devices have a sustained release material associated with at least a portion of the device and at least one drug and/or therapeutic bioactive agent associated with said sustained release material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Michael R. Robinson, Werhner C. Orilla, Zoran Novakovic, James A. Burke, Alazar N. Ghebremeskel, Lon T. Spada
  • Patent number: 8237714
    Abstract: A graphical user interface provides a series of nested spherical surfaces representing a surface and/or human development at differing times in history and prehistory. An embodiment of the present invention, a knowledge web (K-Web), comprises a new, “multiple-intelligences” learning tool aimed at encouraging depth of thinking and understanding in numerous content areas. The K-Web optionally does this by presenting content in a dynamic structure having a multiplicity of interconnections that, used in conjunction with other input and display devices, is readily accessible in many different ways to many different intelligences and cognitive styles, and thus aid in the visualization of and collaboration on “wickedly complex” problems, such as Global Warming and Third World development. It may also be used to predict the outcome when combinations of unrelated individuals, events, and technologies are brought together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: James Burke
  • Patent number: 8231892
    Abstract: A drug delivery system (DDS) comprised of segmented biodegradable implants sized and suitable for implantation in an ocular region or site and methods for treating ocular conditions. The segmented implants provide an extended release of an active agent at a therapeutically effective amount for a period of time between 50 days and one year, or longer, and permit the DDS to have segments that possess individual and different drug release characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Lyons, James A. Burke, Michael R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8205899
    Abstract: An extendible axle member (146 or 148) is provided for a pivoting axle of an agricultural harvester (100), the extendible axle member (146 or 148) having an elongate telescopic portion (400) with bearing surfaces for being slidably received in an outer axle member (142 or 144), wherein the elongate telescopic portion (400) is formed integral with and abuts a C-frame for supporting a steering knuckle (158 or 160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Bruce Alan Coers, Eric Allen Risius
  • Publication number: 20120142652
    Abstract: Compositions, and methods of using such compositions, useful for injection into the posterior segments of human or animal eyes are provided. Such compositions include small particles of a poorly soluble therapeutic agent that facilitates formation of concentrated regions of the therapeutic agent in the retinal pigmented epithelium of an eye. The particles are formed by combining a therapeutic agent with an ophthalmically acceptable polymer component. The particles have sizes less than about 3000 nanometers, and in some cases, less than about 200 nanometers. One example of composition includes particles of triamcinolone acetonide and hyaluronic acid have a size less than about 3000 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick M. Hughes, Orest Olejnik, Scott M. Whitcup, James A. Burke
  • Patent number: 8186502
    Abstract: A belt conveyor (100) for an agricultural harvester comprises first and second conveyors that include side rails (102, 104, 120, 122) made of extrusions in which the side rails (102, 104) of the first conveyor have extruded profiles that engage extruded profiles of the side rails (120, 122) of the second conveyor (130), wherein the mating extruded profiles permit relative sliding movement between the first and second conveyors. The two mating pairs of side rails (102, 120 and 104, 122) may be driven in parallel by a common motor (706).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Bruce Alan Coers
  • Patent number: 8186497
    Abstract: A suspension system for an unloading conveyor of an agricultural harvester vehicle, has a first support configured to hold the unloading conveyor in a vertical unloading position; a second support configured to hold the unloading conveyor in a horizontal unloading position; a control circuit coupled to the first and second supports, wherein the control circuit is configured to selectively engage at least one gas charged hydraulic accumulator to one of the first support and the second support to thereby spring-load the unloading conveyor in the vertical or the horizontal direction (or both).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Bruce Alan Coers
  • Patent number: 8150584
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle including plurality of engines, a plurality of mechanical loads, a plurality of electrical generators, a plurality of electrical loads, at least one load sensor, and a controller. The plurality of engines includes a first engine and a second engine. The plurality of mechanical loads includes a first mechanical load and a second mechanical load. The first mechanical load is coupled to the first engine and a second mechanical load is coupled to the second engine. The plurality of electrical generators includes a first generator and a second generator. The first generator is coupled to the first engine and the second generator is coupled to the second engine. The plurality of electrical loads can be separately coupled to the first generator or the second generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Glenn E. Pope, Alan David Sheidler, Jim Milton Shoemaker, Ronnie Dean Stahlhut
  • Publication number: 20110315638
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that enable the control of a screening operation based on a calculated screen blockage percentage and the velocity throughput of the screen. The apparatus includes an upstream level detector, a downstream level detector and flume or weir placed downstream of the screen. The apparatus may further include a blockage determination unit which determines the percent screen blockage based on the flow level upstream of the screen and the flow level downstream of the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: JWC ENVIRONMENTAL
    Inventors: Scott KELLY, Kenneth OYLER, James BURKE
  • Publication number: 20110285863
    Abstract: Live television broadcasting systems for the Internet are provided. An example system provides a broadcasting-system-in-a-bag that self-connects camera and video stream to the Internet. The example system captures video at a high quality frame resolution (capturing audio too) and compresses the resulting multimedia steam to balance quality against bandwidth for bitrates that do not tax or overload an average broadband connection or CPU. The live video stream may be viewed immediately in a high quality resolution by web browsers, for example, on a dedicated channel, and made available on many devices and platforms, including computers, wireless phones, and other wireless handheld devices. A web service can provide access in one place to numerous live broadcasts from many different users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: JAMES BURKE, DANIEL STUTZKE
  • Publication number: 20110288726
    Abstract: An automatically adjustable axle stop of an agricultural combine (100) includes a sensor (222, 224) to sense the position of an extendible axle (200) supported on the chassis (214) of the agricultural combine (100) at a pivot coupling (206), the extendable axle (200) being configured to pivot about a longitudinal pivotal axis (208) with respect to the chassis (214), an electronic control unit (400) to read the sensor (222, 224), to calculate a stop position based at least on the sensor signal, and to control an axle oscillation stop (210, 212) in order to limit the range of pivoting of the extendible axle (200) about the pivotal axis (208).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Bruce Alan Coers
  • Publication number: 20110274378
    Abstract: An extendible axle member (146 or 148) is provided for a pivoting axle of an agricultural harvester (100), the extendible axle member (146 or 148) having an elongate telescopic portion (400) with bearing surfaces for being slidably received in an outer axle member (142 or 144), wherein the elongate telescopic portion (400) is formed integral with and abuts a C-frame for supporting a steering knuckle (158 or 160).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan Patrick Mackin, Daniel James Burke, Bruce Alan Coers, Eric Alln Risius, Shane Anderson, David Rix