Patents by Inventor James Donahue

James Donahue 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: 10738808
    Abstract: A clamp for mounting a structure on a support. The clamp includes a fixed jaw, a base, and a moveable thruster plate between the fixed jaw and the base. The clamp includes a thruster cylinder configured to be rotatably received through the clamp body and having threads that engage a screw so that when the thruster cylinder rotates, the screw is advanced or retracted to move the thruster plate into and out of engagement with the support. A knob is used to rotate the thruster cylinder. The clamp includes a friction washer or collet located between the thruster cylinder and the clamp body. The clamp is configured so that when the thruster plate engages the support, further axial movement of the screw is prevented and further rotation of the knob and thruster cylinder compresses the friction washer or collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PRYOR PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Pryor, Richard Enoch Quintania, James Mark Cox, Kevin Donahue
  • Publication number: 20200093965
    Abstract: High strength biomedical materials and processes for making the same are disclosed. Included in the disclosure are nanoporous hydrophilic solids that can be extruded with a high aspect ratio to make high strength medical catheters and other devices with lubricious and biocompatible surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Access Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Biggins, Michael Bassett, Daniel Donahue
  • Patent number: 10485898
    Abstract: High strength biomedical materials and processes for making the same are disclosed. Included in the disclosure are nanoporous hydrophilic solids that can be extruded with a high aspect ratio to make high strength medical catheters and other devices with lubricious and biocompatible surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Access Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Biggins, Michael Bassett, Daniel Donahue
  • Patent number: 10471183
    Abstract: High strength biomedical materials and processes for making the same are disclosed. Included in the disclosure are nanoporous hydrophilic solids that can be extruded with a high aspect ratio to make high strength medical catheters and other devices with lubricious and biocompatible surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Access Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Biggins, Michael Bassett, Daniel Donahue
  • Publication number: 20190233953
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are precursor compounds, composite electrodes comprising the same, and methods of making and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Pravin Shinde, James Donahue, Patricia Fontenot, Arunava Gupta, Shanlin Pan
  • Publication number: 20190195252
    Abstract: A clamp for mounting a structure on a support. The clamp includes a fixed jaw, a base, and a moveable thruster plate between the fixed jaw and the base. The clamp includes a thruster cylinder configured to be rotatably received through the clamp body and having threads that engage a screw so that when the thruster cylinder rotates, the screw is advanced or retracted to move the thruster plate into and out of engagement with the support. A knob is used to rotate the thruster cylinder. The clamp includes a friction washer or collet located between the thruster cylinder and the clamp body. The clamp is configured so that when the thruster plate engages the support, further axial movement of the screw is prevented and further rotation of the knob and thruster cylinder compresses the friction washer or collet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Pryor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul PRYOR, Richard Enoch QUINTANIA, James Mark COX, Kevin DONAHUE
  • Publication number: 20180229372
    Abstract: A socio-emotive-cognitive architecture for a social robot that includes at least two of an attention system that determines at least one of the subject on which and the direction to which the robot focuses at least one of its resources in real-time; an embodied speech system that facilitates intent-based variation of utterances combined with multi-segment body movement; a motivation system that adjusts at least one of the degree of interaction and a mode of interaction for engaging a human user; and an emotion system that partially determines how the attention system, the embodied speech system, and the motivation system perform for any given interaction with a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Cynthia BREAZEAL, Fardad FARIDI, Sigurdur Orn ADALGEIRSSON, Samuel Lee SPAULDING, Andrew Paul Burt STOUT, Thomas James DONAHUE, Matthew R. BERLIN, Jesse V. GRAY
  • Publication number: 20180133900
    Abstract: A social robot provides more believable, spontaneous, and understandable expressive communication via embodied communication capabilities by which a robot can express one or more of: paralinguistic audio expressions, sound effects or audio/vocal filters, expressive synthetic speech or pre-recorded speech, body movements and expressive gestures, body postures, lighting effects, aromas, and on-screen content, such as graphics, animations, photos, videos. These are coordinated with produced speech to enhance the expressiveness of the communication and non-verbal communication apart from speech communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Cynthia BREAZEAL, Fardad FARIDI, Sigurdur Orn ADALGEIRSSON, Thomas James DONAHUE, Sridhar RAGHAVAN, Adam SHONKOFF
  • Patent number: 9069606
    Abstract: A method and system for application-level auto-scaling in a cloud computing environment is provided. An example system includes a data collector and a scaling module. The data collector is to collect application-level data that reflects demand for a subject computing application executing on the virtual instance of a machine provided by a virtualization service. The scaling module is to select a scaling action based on the application-level data and issue a request to perform the scaling action with respect to the virtual instance of a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: James Donahue
  • Patent number: 8925108
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to document access auditing. According to an aspect, the invention involves receiving a request relating to an electronic document associated with a document tracking system; retrieving actions-taken information associated with the electronic document and maintained by the document tracking system; combining and signing the electronic document and the actions-taken information to form a signed document that includes the actions-taken information; and providing the signed document to enable access to the actions-taken information independent of the document tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Herbach, James Donahue, William M. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 8739175
    Abstract: A system is provided to reroute a request received within one virtualization service for processing within another virtualization service. The system comprises an offload manager, and a response service module. The offload manager may be configured to determine that an overflow request from a client computer system is suitable for being processed at a computer system provided within a second virtualization service and, in response, reroute the overflow request to a computer system provided within a second virtualization service. The response service module may be configured to receive a result of processing of the overflow request from the computer system provided within the second virtualization service and prepare the received result for communicating to the client computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: James Donahue
  • Patent number: 8685029
    Abstract: An instrument for reducing a spinal rod includes a reduction member sized and shaped to be positioned about an anchor extension connected to a bone anchor, an actuator assembly connected to the reduction member and operable to move the reduction member distally relative to the anchor extension along a longitudinal axis of the anchor extension, and a connection mechanism for removable and replaceable connection of the actuator assembly to a proximal end of the anchor extension. The connection mechanism is adjustable between a first position in which the connection mechanism connects the actuator assembly to the proximal end of the anchor extension and a second position in which the connection mechanism and the actuator assembly are released from the anchor extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Sara Dziedzic, James Donahue, Glen Presbrey
  • Patent number: 8656159
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a modifiable electronic document. The method includes generating a new version of the modifiable electronic document. The method also includes encrypting the new version of the modifiable electronic document using an encryption key that is used to encrypt the modifiable electronic document and different versions of the modifiable electronic document. The method includes saving the new version of the modifiable electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: James Donahue
  • Publication number: 20140040884
    Abstract: A system is provided to reroute a request received within one virtualization service for processing within another virtualization service. The system comprises an offload manager, and a response service module. The offload manager may be configured to determine that an overflow request from a client computer system is suitable for being processed at a computer system provided within a second virtualization service and, in response, reroute the overflow request to a computer system provided within a second virtualization service. The response service module may be configured to receive a result of processing of the overflow request from the computer system provided within the second virtualization service and prepare the received result for communicating to the client computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: James Donahue
  • Publication number: 20140040885
    Abstract: A method and system for application-level auto-scaling in a cloud computing environment is provided. An example system includes a data collector and a scaling module. The data collector is to collect application-level data that reflects demand for a subject computing application executing on the virtual instance of a machine provided by a virtualization service. The scaling module is to select a scaling action based on the application-level data and issue a request to perform the scaling action with respect to the virtual instance of a machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: James Donahue
  • Publication number: 20140032900
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a modifiable electronic document. The method includes generating a new version of the modifiable electronic document. The method also includes encrypting the new version of the modifiable electronic document using an encryption key that is used to encrypt the modifiable electronic document and different versions of the modifiable electronic document. The method includes saving the new version of the modifiable electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: James Donahue
  • Patent number: 8627489
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to provide distributed document version control. In general, in one implementation, the technique includes: receiving a request to take an action with respect to a distributed electronic document, identifying, in response to the request, information associated with the distributed electronic document, the associated information indicating a second electronic document different from the distributed electronic document, and imparting information concerning the second electronic document to force the action to be taken with respect to the second electronic document. Receiving the request can occur at a server, and the request can be from a client to take the action with respect to the distributed electronic document, retained locally at the client. The associated information can be retained at the server, and imparting the second document information can involve relating the second document information (e.g., the second document or a link to it) from the server to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Herbach, James Donahue, William M. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 8627077
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to provide transparent authentication integration. In general, in one implementation, the technique includes: receiving a request from a client to take an action with respect to an electronic document, in response to the request, obtaining an authentication process, and sending the authentication process to the client for use in identifying a current user and controlling the action with respect to the electronic document based on the current user and document-permissions information associated with the electronic document. Obtaining the authentication process can involve requesting and receiving the authentication process from a second server. The authentication process can use an existing interface provided by the client to communicate authentication information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Herbach, James Donahue, William M. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20130239230
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to document access auditing. According to an aspect, the invention involves receiving a request relating to an electronic document associated with a document tracking system; retrieving actions-taken information associated with the electronic document and maintained by the document tracking system; combining and signing the electronic document and the actions-taken information to form a signed document that includes the actions-taken information; and providing the signed document to enable access to the actions-taken information independent of the document tracking system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Herbach, James Donahue, William M. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20130212707
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to provide a document control system. In general, in one implementation, the technique includes: receiving, at a permissions-broker server, a request from a client to take an action with respect to an electronic document, identifying, at the permissions-broker server and in response to the request, first document-permissions information associated with the electronic document, the first document-permissions information being in a first permissions-definition format, translating, at the permissions-broker server, the identified first document-permissions information into second document-permissions information in a second permissions-definition format, and sending the second document-permissions information to the client to govern the action with respect to the electronic document at the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: James Donahue, Jonathan D. Herbach, William M. Shapiro