Patents by Inventor James E. Hall

James E. Hall 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: 20210000462
    Abstract: Bowel retractor devices. In various forms, the bowel retractor devices are configurable from a collapsed position wherein the retractor may be inserted through a trocar cannula or other opening in a patient's body to a second expanded position wherein at least a portion of the patient's bowel may be advantageously supported in a desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tamara Widenhouse, Andrew Yoo, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Katherine J. Schmid, Aron O. Zingman, Richard W. Timm, Jacob S. Gee, Steven G. Hall, Daniel J. Mumaw, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Gregory W. Johnson, Michael J. Vendely, Andrew T. Beckman, James R. Janszen
  • Patent number: 10685106
    Abstract: A secure cloud computing environment protects the confidentiality of application code from a customer while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of a customer's data from intentional or inadvertent leaks by the application code. This result is accomplished without the need to trust the application code and without requiring human surveillance or intervention. A client secure virtual machine (SVM) is accessible by a client who supplies commands, operand data and application data. An appliance SVM has the application code loaded therein and includes an application program interface that accesses a memory area shared by both SVMs. All access to the appliance SVM is initially revoked by an ultravisor, except for the shared memory. The appliance SVM processes the commands without ever saving any persistent state of the application data. The ultravisor manages an SVM by maintaining exclusive control over a device tree used by the operating system of the SVM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard H. Boivie, Jonathan D. Bradbury, William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Jentje Leenstra, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, Jr., Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis
  • Publication number: 20190278907
    Abstract: A secure cloud computing environment protects the confidentiality of application code from a customer while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of a customer's data from intentional or inadvertent leaks by the application code. This result is accomplished without the need to trust the application code and without requiring human surveillance or intervention. A client secure virtual machine (SVM) is accessible by a client who supplies commands, operand data and application data. An appliance SVM has the application code loaded therein and includes an application program interface that accesses a memory area shared by both SVMs. All access to the appliance SVM is initially revoked by an ultravisor, except for the shared memory. The appliance SVM processes the commands without ever saving any persistent state of the application data. The ultravisor manages an SVM by maintaining exclusive control over a device tree used by the operating system of the SVM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard H. Boivie, Jonathan D. Bradbury, William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Jentje Leenstra, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, JR., Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis
  • Publication number: 20190278918
    Abstract: A secure cloud computing environment protects the confidentiality of application code from a customer while simultaneously protecting the confidentiality of a customer's data from intentional or inadvertent leaks by the application code. This result is accomplished without the need to trust the application code and without requiring human surveillance or intervention. A client secure virtual machine (SVM) is accessible by a client who supplies commands, operand data and application data. An appliance SVM has the application code loaded therein and includes an application program interface that accesses a memory area shared by both SVMs. All access to the appliance SVM is initially revoked by an ultravisor, except for the shared memory and an encrypted persistent storage. The appliance SVM stores the application data in the persistent storage. The ultravisor manages an SVM by maintaining exclusive control over a device tree used by the operating system of the SVM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard H. Boivie, Jonathan D. Bradbury, William E. Hall, Guerney D. H. Hunt, Jentje Leenstra, Jeb R. Linton, James A. O'Connor, Jr., Elaine R. Palmer, Dimitrios Pendarakis
  • Patent number: 10391543
    Abstract: A single piece pulsed flow wing assembly method providing for horizontal wing manufacture is accomplished using synchronized automated vehicles guided in a predetermined manner to move and, locate wing structure in a plurality of assembly positions. Multi-axis assembly positioning systems (MAPS) are used at each assembly position to support and index components in the wing structure and determinant assembly techniques are used for indexing of the components. Modular automated manufacturing processes employing magnetic assembly clamping, drilling, fastener insertion, and sealant application are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Philip W. Boyd, John W. Hall, Clayton L. Munk, James C. Roberts, Michael J. Fant, Richard D. Fiedler, Barry A. Lewis, Samuel R. Dobbs, Gary E. Mansell
  • Publication number: 20190249729
    Abstract: Various embodiments of aircraft brake assembly structures are provided for achieving noise reduction during braking activity. In certain embodiments of the invention, the actual application of force to the pressure plate is regulated such that a different number of actuator pistons are used during low-energy stops than during high-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the pressure plate or endplate is augmented as to surface area in some instances and as to a taper angle in others, again to achieve a desired increase in effective pressure application during low-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the stator and/or rotor disks are characterized by slots to break up the propagation of noise waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: James L. Hill, Michael J. Suponcic, Jamie B. Clason, Matthew E. Eplin, Michael B. Eccles, John M. Hall, Kurt Burkhalter, Mark P. Dyko, Dene W. Glaznieks, Dana J. Fehr
  • Patent number: 10316908
    Abstract: Various embodiments of aircraft brake assembly structures are provided for achieving noise reduction during braking activity. In certain embodiments of the invention, the actual application of force to the pressure plate is regulated such that a different number of actuator pistons are used during low-energy stops than during high-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the pressure plate or endplate is augmented as to surface area in some instances and as to a taper angle in others, again to achieve a desired increase in effective pressure application during low-energy stops. In other embodiments of the invention, the stator and/or rotor disks are characterized by slots to break up the propagation of noise waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MEGGITT AIRCRAFT BRAKING SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James L. Hill, Michael J. Suponcic, Jamie B. Clason, Matthew E. Eplin, Michael B. Eccles, John M. Hall, Kurt Burkhalter, Mark P. Dyko, Dene W. Glaznieks, Dana J. Fehr
  • Patent number: 9752020
    Abstract: This invention relates to rubber compositions having a low aromatic-oil content, or no aromatic oils at all. The rubber composition contains a diene rubber, one or more fillers, and a low molecular weight, functionalized polymer than has the ability to interact with the fillers and act and as a replacement to the aromatic oil. The rubber compositions so produced may be used in tread rubbers and have exhibited good snow/wet traction properties and low rolling resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, James E. Hall
  • Publication number: 20170022740
    Abstract: A locking hinge assembly having a first hinge plate and a sleeve bushing defining a through passageway and a tooth channel with opposing side walls; a second hinge plate and a sleeve bushing, for co-axial alignment of the sleeve bushings; and a splined pin received in the aligned sleeve bushings, the splined pin having a root diameter and at least one tooth projecting therefrom for being received selectively in the tooth channel, whereby the tooth being received in the tooth channel permits rotational movement of the sleeve barrel relative to the barrel until the pin is stopped by one of the side walls of the tooth channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventor: James E Hall
  • Patent number: 9376508
    Abstract: Terminally functionalized polymers that are living or pseudo-living polymers reacted with certain allyl glycidyl ethers, or certain allylhalosilanes or combinations thereof, and a process for preparing the terminally functionalized polymers. Rubber-modified polymeric compositions comprising the terminally functionalized polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Zengquan Qin, Jason T. Poulton, Mark N. DeDecker, James E. Hall
  • Patent number: 9068382
    Abstract: A locking hinge assembly having a first hinge plate and a sleeve bushing defining a through passageway and a tooth channel with opposing side walls; a second hinge plate and a sleeve bushing, for co-axial alignment of the sleeve bushings; and a splined pin received in the aligned sleeve bushings, the splined pin having a root diameter and at least one tooth projecting therefrom for being received selectively in the tooth channel, whereby the tooth being received in the tooth channel permits rotational movement of the sleeve barrel relative to the barrel until the pin is stopped by one of the side walls of the tooth channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: James E Hall
  • Patent number: 8754169
    Abstract: A method for forming a rubber-modified polymeric composition includes polymerizing vinyl aromatic monomer within a mixture including the vinyl aromatic monomer and an interpolymer having at least one block of polyisoprene, at lest one block of polystyrene, and at lest one block of polybutadiene to thereby form the rubber-modified polymeric composition, where the interpolymer includes an internal block of polyisoprene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Mark N. Dedecker, James E. Hall, Daniel F. Graves
  • Patent number: 8697775
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer nanoparticle comprising a core and a vulcanizable shell, wherein the core has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least about 150° C. Also provided is a method of preparing polymer nanoparticles with a core and a vulcanizable shell, comprising (a) in a liquid hydrocarbon medium, polymerizing conjugated diene monomers to produce a poly(conjugated diene) block and (b) copolymerizing the poly(conjugated diene) block with a mixture of mono-vinyl aromatic monomers and multiple-vinyl aromatic monomers to produce an aromatic block, wherein the core has a Tg of at least about 150° C. Also provided is a composition comprising (a) a rubber matrix; and (b) a polymer nanoparticle including a core and a vulcanizable shell; wherein the Tg of the core is at least about 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Hall, Sandra Warren, Alberto Scurati, Xiaorong Wang
  • Patent number: 8541503
    Abstract: A polymeric nanoparticle composition is provided. The nanoparticle may be of a core/shell configuration with an interphase region connecting the core and the shell. The mean average diameter of the polymer nanoparticles may be less than about 250 nm. The size, composition, and/or configuration of the interphase region may be varied to achieve desired physical and/or chemical properties of the resulting polymeric nanoparticles, and of the compositions into which the nanoparticles are compounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, Georg Böhm, Sandra Warren, Xiao-Dong Pan, James E. Hall
  • Publication number: 20130041105
    Abstract: A process for preparing a rubber comprising polymeric composition, and the resulting compositions, and certain isoprene comprising interpolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Mark N. DEDECKER, James E. Hall, Daniel F. Graves
  • Publication number: 20110263794
    Abstract: Terminally functionalized polymers that are living or pseudo-living polymers reacted with certain allyl glycidyl ethers, or certain allylhalosilanes or combinations thereof, and a process for preparing the terminally functionalized polymers. Rubber-modified polymeric compositions comprising the terminally functionalized polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Zengquan Qin, Jason T. Poulton, Mark N. DeDecker, James E. Hall
  • Patent number: 8030410
    Abstract: Provided is a method comprising reacting the anionic living end of a polymer that is end capped with a steric hindering compound with a carbonyl-containing compound to produce a polymer with a homolytically cleaveable group. An engineered plastic may then be produced by adding the polymer containing a homolytically cleavable group to a solvent comprising at least one vinyl monomer; (b) optionally adding at least one additional inert solvent; (c) optionally adding additives selected from the group consisting of extender oils, modifiers, and antioxidants; and (d) initiating polymerization of the at least one vinyl monomer by the use of an initiator and/or heat, wherein a free radical is produced from the polymer containing a homolytically cleavable group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Hall
  • Patent number: 7902295
    Abstract: The inventive composition includes a block copolymer which includes four blocks and has the following block arrangement: B-S-B-S. The two polymer blocks B comprise conjugated diene monomer constitutional units; and the two polymer blocks S comprise vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon monomer constitutional units. The invention also includes methods of making such inventive compositions as well as asphalt compositions and/or thermoplastic elastomers which include such block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventors: Peter W. Boerner, Daniel Graves, James E. Hall, Brent Iceman
  • Patent number: 7897690
    Abstract: A polymer nanoparticle is provided. The nanoparticle includes an inner layer having alkenylbenzene monomer units. The nanoparticle further includes an outer layer having monomer units selected from conjugated dienes, alkylenes, alkenylbenzenes, and mixtures thereof. The nanoparticle has at least one functional group associated with the outer layer. Applications of use as additives for rubber, including the rubber compositions, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, James E. Hall, Georg G. A. Böhm, Chenchy Jeffrey Lin
  • Patent number: 7786236
    Abstract: A flower-like nano-particle composition including a poly(alkenylbenzene) core and a poly(conjugated diene) or a poly(alkylene) surface layer is provided. The nano-particles have a mean average diameter less than about 100 nm and are substantially free of chain ends. The nano-particles can be modified via, for example, hydrogenation. The nano-particles can advantageously be incorporated into rubbers, elastomers, and thermoplastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaorong Wang, Yoichi Ozawa, James E. Hall