Patents by Inventor James Collins

James Collins 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: 11998350
    Abstract: The invention features a headset, and systems including the headset, equipped with electrical sensors. The headset is suitable for use by a child and suitable for use in a gaming system, e.g., to train attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Thynk, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Aiston, Wayne R. Boucher, Robert Andrew Charles, Brendan Patrick Collins, Daniel Goodwin, Michael Thomas Herda, Adam Jacobs, Kee Sook Jeon, Daniel Patrick O′Sullivan, James M. Sellers, John Richard Shambroom, Joseph St. Onge, Drew Sunstein
  • Patent number: 11993550
    Abstract: The present invention provides for the use of at least one oil soluble polymer comprising linear polymethylene sequences with an average of 10 to 40 consecutive methylene groups to improve the water resistance of an explosive composition comprising particulate ammonium nitrate and a fuel oil, said linear polymethylene sequences with in average 10 to 40 consecutive methylene groups may be either in the main chain or in the side chains of the oil soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventors: Michael Feustel, Matthias Krull, Ian James Tolliday, Christopher Robin Collins, Maja Franjic, Thomas Roy
  • Patent number: 11959429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improvements in turbocharger efficiency and more particularly to a method and system for estimating the efficiency loss of a turbocharger. The method comprises the steps of monitoring a plurality of operating parameters and determining a compressor exit temperature according to a first calibration map based on these operating parameters. An estimate of instantaneous turbocharger efficiency loss according to a second calibration map is then determined, based on the compressor exit temperature. The instantaneous turbocharger efficiency loss is used to determine an estimate of cumulative turbocharger efficiency loss during engine service. The estimate of cumulative turbocharger efficiency loss is compared with a first predetermined efficiency loss threshold and a first signal is generated if the first predetermined efficiency loss threshold is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Paul Smith, Alistair James Dales, Ross Daniel Collins
  • Publication number: 20240100658
    Abstract: A powered ratchet includes a motor, a mounting portion, and an output member configured to rotate in response to activation of the motor. The output member defines a drive axis. The powered ratchet also includes a release mechanism configured to selectively couple an anvil to the output member. The release mechanism includes a cover coupled to the mounting portion with a track and a locking member positioned between the mounting portion and the cover and operable to slide within the track between a locked position, in which the locking member engages the anvil to secure the anvil to the output member for co-rotation therewith, and a release position, in which the locking member is disengaged from the anvil to facilitate removal of the anvil. The release mechanism also includes a biasing member biasing the locking member to the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Austin Clark, Carl N. Chandler, Matthew Samstag, Joshua Collins, James W. Jenkins, Ryan Altenburger, Gui Fang Zhou, Yu Zhao, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11918886
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a coil protection assembly configured to be incorporated into a piece of sports equipment such as a glove, shin guard, or shoulder pad. The coil protection assembly may include a coil element spiraled to form a plurality of loops. The coil protection assembly may also have a foam layer disposed on the interior surface of the coil element. An outer layer may enclose or encase the coil element and the foam layer with the loops free to move with respect to one another, A strip of liner material may be secured to the outer layer to connect the loop together. The liner material may be an elastic material to allow the loops to move away from each other, yet still retract back to a default position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Grit Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory James Collins, Steven Roncadin, Erin Dawn Dobo
  • Publication number: 20240067052
    Abstract: A seat assembly comprises a seat adjuster; and a seat including: a seat bottom connectable to a track assembly; a seatback pivotably connected to the seat bottom; a calf rest pivotably connected to the seat bottom; and a headrest pivotably connected to the seatback. The seat adjuster includes one or more motors and is connected to the seat to adjust the seat to a first seat position and to a second seat position via adjusting the seatback, the calf rest, and the headrest about a plurality of pivot axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Darren Legh, Justin Meredith, James King, Kevin Farley, Jake Collins, Myriam Molina, Chris J. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20240016631
    Abstract: An endograft delivery device assembly a guide wire cannula extending distally from the tip to a handle assembly at the distal end. A positioner is disposed around the guide wire cannula. A sheath extends from the handle assembly over the positioner towards the tip. A sheath splitter assembly is within the handle assembly, and includes a splitter body attached to the positioner and disposed within the sheath and at least one splitter arm. The splitter body defines a through-hole through which a guide wire cannula passes. The splitter arm extends laterally from the splitter body though a slit though the sheath to a support within the handle assembly. The splitter body includes a circumferential sealing surface extending towards the tip, the sealing surface and the inner surface of the sheath dimensioned such that the sheath is circumferentially stretched over the sealing surface thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James Collins, Logan Smith
  • Publication number: 20240022533
    Abstract: One or more computer processors receive a message, with a message device, from a server, wherein the message device and at least one other nearby message device belong to a shared chat group. The one or more computer processors, responsive to determining that the at least one other nearby message device has received and emitted a notification associated with the message, suppress the notification associated with the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Mark James Lawrence, Christopher John Swales, Aaron James Collins
  • Patent number: 11875185
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method according to one embodiment includes receiving data associated with a driver performing actions. At least some of the actions trigger events emitted by an event emitter. Information, from the received data, about the performed actions is logged in an action log. An event observer is instructed to log the events emitted by the event emitter that the event observer observes. The observed events are logged in an event log. The information of the action log and information of the event log is compared based on a rule, and a validity of the event emitter is determined based on results of the comparing. A computer program product according to another embodiment includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are readable and/or executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform the foregoing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Collins Davis, Willard Adams Davis
  • Patent number: 11816964
    Abstract: This invention relates to cellulose ester compositions cable of being calendered. The invention also relates to calendered films or sheets comprising the cellulose ester compositions and processes for calendering the cellulose compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Compton, Michael Eugene Donelson, James Collins Maine, Marcus David Shelby, Freddie Wayne Williams, Robert Erik Young
  • Patent number: 11809794
    Abstract: A system and method for simulation of fluid flow. The system being configured to remove loops in a vortex filament in a simulation model and reconnect the filament. The system may also be configured to model fluid flow in relation to a moving object and to correct errors in surface vorticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Corcat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Krispin, James Collins, Isaac Lottati
  • Patent number: 11772085
    Abstract: An especially robust compound and its derivative metal complexes that are approximately one hundred-fold superior in catalytic performance to the previously invented TAML analogs is provided having the formula (I) wherein Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are oxidation resistant groups which are the same or different and which form 5- or 6-membered rings with a metal, M, when bound to D; at least one Y incorporates a group that is significantly more stable towards nucleophilic attack than the organic amides of TAML activators; D is a metal complexing donor atom, preferably N; each X is a position for addition of a labile Lewis acidic substituent such as (i) H, deuterium, (ii) Li, Na, K, alkali metals, (iii) alkaline earth metals, transition metals, rare earth metals, which may be bound to one or more than one D, (iv) or is unoccupied with the resulting negative charge being balanced by a nonbonded counter-action; at least one Y may contain a site that is labile to acid dissociation, providing a mechanism for shortening compl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Terrence James Collins, Matthew Alan DeNardo, Genoa Rose Warner, Scott Wallace Gordon-Wylie, William Chadwick Ellis, Yogesh Somasundar
  • Publication number: 20230295113
    Abstract: Described herein are NLRP3 modulators and methods of utilizing NLRP3 modulators in the treatment of diseases, disorders or conditions. Also described herein are pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: James COLLINS, Venkat BOLLU, Shendong YUAN, John NUSS
  • Publication number: 20230271079
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a coil protection assembly configured to be incorporated into a piece of sports equipment such as a glove, shin guard, or shoulder pad. The coil protection assembly may include a coil element spiraled to form a plurality of loops. The coil protection assembly may also have a foam layer disposed on the interior surface of the coil element. An outer layer may enclose or encase the coil element and the foam layer with the loops free to move with respect to one another, A strip of liner material may be secured to the outer layer to connect the loop together. The liner material may be an elastic material to allow the loops to move away from each other, yet still retract back to a default position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory James Collins, Steven Roncadin, Erin Dawn Dobo
  • Patent number: 11739371
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of detecting a genetic variation in a genetic sample from a subject using labeled probes and counting the number of labels in the probes. The invention also relates to manufacturing and using molecular arrays and analytical approaches based on single molecule detection techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Invitae Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick James Collins, Adrian Nielsen Fehr, Jill Lyndon Herschleb, Hywel Bowden Jones
  • Publication number: 20230244391
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and techniques to cause information to be stored in one or more memory locations based, at least in part, on one or more graphs. In at least one embodiment, a compiler analyzes one or more graphs to determine one or more sets of data items to be stored in one or more consecutive memory locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Alexander James Collins, Vinod Grover
  • Publication number: 20230236907
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and techniques to add operators to a compiler. In at least one embodiment, one or more operators are added to a compiler using one or more application programming interfaces (APIs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Evghenii Gaburov, Bin Fan, Alexander James Collins, Vinod Grover
  • Publication number: 20230190445
    Abstract: An endovascular system is disclosed. The system includes deployment device and a stent-graft assembly. The stent-graft assembly includes an elongate vessel wall engaging graft portion and a proximal-end self-expanding stent comprising a plurality of terminal portions. The deployment device includes an elongate guide wire catheter adapted to be deployed over a guide wire; a tip at a proximal end of the guide wire catheter. The tip has a proximal nose and a distal receiving zone. The distal receiving zone comprises a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart elongate recesses, each recess receiving at least one of the terminal portions. A trigger wire arrangement retaining the at least one terminal portions within each corresponding recess of the receiving zone is also provided. Retention of the terminal portions within the recess of the receiving zone constrains against relative twisting between the stent-graft assembly and the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: James Collins
  • Publication number: 20230195612
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for writing and checking functions of a code file in interactive development environments. The method may include, responsive to determining the function matches a historical function in a log of previously executed functions and their corresponding execution responses, identifying the execution response corresponding to the matching historical function in the log. The method may also include determining an expected result of the function based on the identified execution response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Mark James Lawrence, Aaron James Collins, Christopher John Swales, Charlie Parker
  • Patent number: D1000036
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory James Collins, William Jeffrey Honey, Steven Roncadin, Erin Dawn Dobo