Patents by Inventor James Fletcher

James Fletcher 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: 10862963
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system and method for automatic discovery and configuration of tunnel endpoints in a network. During operation, the system can broadcast, from an active tunnel endpoint, a peer-discovery-request message to the network. In response to receiving a peer-discovery-response message from a passive tunnel endpoint, the system can determine whether the passive tunnel endpoint has a tunnel based on the received peer-discovery response. In response to determining that the passive tunnel endpoint does not have a tunnel, the system creates a tunnel between the active tunnel endpoint and the passive tunnel endpoint and exchanges tunnel-configuration messages over the created tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Tibit Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Boyd, Kevin A. Noll, James A. Fletcher, Andrew P. Chagnon, Jean-Christophe B. A. Marion
  • Patent number: 10771187
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring data maps the data to a modulation code using an encoder circuit having a configuration. A binary symbol of the data is mapped to a modulation code having a plurality of modulation digits and a modulation signal is generated based on the modulation code. A transmitter drive signal is modulated based on the modulation signal. A configuration of the encoder circuit is set based on a determined performance level. The transmitter drive signal may be used to produce an electromagnetic field by generating a positive, negative or zero electrical current in an induction coil of a first semiconductor die. A current induced by the electromagnetic field in an induction coil of a second semiconductor die is demodulated to recover the data whereby the data is transferred from the first semiconductor die to the second semiconductor die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Arm Limited, ECS Partners Limited
    Inventors: Sahan Sajeewa Hiniduma Udugama Gamage, Benjamin James Fletcher, Shidhartha Das
  • Publication number: 20200262756
    Abstract: A method for continuously forming gypsum-based panels of high fixing strength comprises the steps of: •forming a mixture comprising stucco, non-pregelatinized migratory starch, glass fibre, fluidizer and water; •casting the mixture in a continuous band; •maintaining the band under conditions sufficient for the stucco to form an interlocking matrix of set gypsum; •cutting the band to form one or more wet panel precursors; and •drying the wet panel precursor to form one or more gypsum-based panels. •The weight ratio of water to stucco in the mixture is less than 0.7; •the stucco is present in the mixture in an amount of over 60 wt % relative to the total solids content of the mixture; •the starch is present in the mixture in an amount of over 3 wt % relative to the the stucco; •the glass fibre is present in the mixture in an amount of over 1 wt % relative to the stucco; •the fluidizer is is present in the mixture in an amount of at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Morlat, James Fletcher, Radomir Kamler
  • Patent number: 10711578
    Abstract: An umbilical end termination for a subsea umbilical comprising a plurality of functional elements and including at least one fluid line, wherein the umbilical end termination includes a pressure boosting system in line with the at least one fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Alan Rutherford, James Fletcher-Wood
  • Publication number: 20200210252
    Abstract: A bipartite workflow graph, representing an understanding of an overall service, comprises two different graph elements: entities and processes and each individual microservice defines their logical constructs as either an entity or a process in accordance with a universal schema. Notifications from such microservices conform to the universal schema, thereby enabling microservices to individually change how they operate internally, without affecting an understanding of the overall system as represented by the workflow graph. Each graph element has its state maintained by a separately addressable execution unit executing a state machine, which can be individually updated based on information received from the microservices. Changes to the workflow graph are logged and an insight engine monitors such a log to insert insight markers in accordance with predefined events, thereby enabling the collection of metrics on a service wide basis and across multiple microservices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: James FLETCHER, Robert Franz HAIN, Kelly Michael SMITH, Isaac MATICHUK, Jared James GOHR, Curtis Todd JOHNSON, Michael Dennis SCHUELLER
  • Patent number: 10683235
    Abstract: A method for continuously forming gypsum-based panels of high fixing strength comprises the steps of: • forming a mixture comprising stucco, non-pregelatinized migratory starch, glass fibre, fluidizer and water; • casting the mixture in a continuous band; • maintaining the band under conditions sufficient for the stucco to form an interlocking matrix of set gypsum; • cutting the band to form one or more wet panel precursors; and • drying the wet panel precursor to form one or more gypsum-based panels. • The weight ratio of water to stucco in the mixture is less than 0.7; • the stucco is present in the mixture in an amount of over 60 wt % relative to the total solids content of the mixture; • the starch is present in the mixture in an amount of over 3 wt % relative to the the stucco; • the glass fibre is present in the mixture in an amount of over 1 wt % relative to the stucco; • the fluidizer is is present in the mixture in an amount of at least 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Placo SAS
    Inventors: Richard Morlat, James Fletcher, Radomir Kamler
  • Publication number: 20200128071
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system and method for automatic discovery and configuration of tunnel endpoints in a network. During operation, the system can broadcast, from an active tunnel endpoint, a peer-discovery-request message to the network. In response to receiving a peer-discovery-response message from a passive tunnel endpoint, the system can determine whether the passive tunnel endpoint has a tunnel based on the received peer-discovery response. In response to determining that the passive tunnel endpoint does not have a tunnel, the system creates a tunnel between the active tunnel endpoint and the passive tunnel endpoint and exchanges tunnel-configuration messages over the created tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Tibit Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Boyd, Kevin A. Noll, James A. Fletcher, Andrew P. Chagnon, Jean-Christophe B. A. Marion
  • Publication number: 20200079401
    Abstract: A system, method and device for moving gondola cabins in a single vertical loop so as to pass above and below with end stations turning wheels placed vertically. The hauling ropes operate in a vertical loop and permit the vertical circulation of the cabins between stations with passenger boarding and deboarding of the cabins in the stations at two different levels. The system may be twinned to provide two parallel, horizontally adjacent systems operating on common towers to double the capacity of a single system. Both the single and twinned systems possess a smaller footprint than conventional horizontal transport systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: James K. Bunch, Jimmy Fletcher, Perry A. Shea
  • Patent number: 10585723
    Abstract: A bipartite workflow graph, representing an understanding of an overall service, comprises two different graph elements: entities and processes and each individual microservice defines their logical constructs as either an entity or a process in accordance with a universal schema. Notifications from such microservices conform to the universal schema, thereby enabling microservices to individually change how they operate internally, without affecting an understanding of the overall system as represented by the workflow graph. Each graph element has its state maintained by a separately addressable execution unit executing a state machine, which can be individually updated based on information received from the microservices. Changes to the workflow graph are logged and an insight engine monitors such a log to insert insight markers in accordance with predefined events, thereby enabling the collection of metrics on a service wide basis and across multiple microservices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James Fletcher, Robert Franz Hain, Kelly Michael Smith, Isaac Matichuk, Jared James Gohr, Curtis Todd Johnson, Michael Dennis Schueller
  • Patent number: 10504232
    Abstract: Mixed-reality systems are provided for using anchor data structures, such as anchor graphs, within a mixed-reality environment. These systems utilize anchor components, such as anchor vertexes, that comprise at least one first key frame, a first mixed-reality element, and at least one first transform connecting the at least one first key frame to the first mixed-reality element. Anchor connecting components, such as anchor edges, comprise transformations that connect the anchor components (e.g., anchor vertexes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy K. Ard, Gabriel Takacs, David M. Gedye, James Fletcher, Matthew Sammis Ashman
  • Publication number: 20190317837
    Abstract: A bipartite workflow graph, representing an understanding of an overall service, comprises two different graph elements: entities and processes and each individual microservice defines their logical constructs as either an entity or a process in accordance with a universal schema. Notifications from such microservices conform to the universal schema, thereby enabling microservices to individually change how they operate internally, without affecting an understanding of the overall system as represented by the workflow graph. Each graph element has its state maintained by a separately addressable execution unit executing a state machine, which can be individually updated based on information received from the microservices. Changes to the workflow graph are logged and an insight engine monitors such a log to insert insight markers in accordance with predefined events, thereby enabling the collection of metrics on a service wide basis and across multiple microservices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: James FLETCHER, Robert Franz HAIN, Kelly Michael SMITH, Isaac MATICHUK, Jared James GOHR, Curtis Todd JOHNSON, Michael Dennis SCHUELLER
  • Publication number: 20190297932
    Abstract: Processes for the preparation of glycosylated steviol glycoside compositions useful sweeteners and flavor modifiers in food and beverage products and the like are improved by the use of basic conditions before, during and/or after an enzyme-catalyzed glycosylation of a steviol glycoside composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Fletcher, Ryan Woodyer, Mikhail Gololobov, Ryan Gross, John Smythe, Salma Siraj, Xian Chen, James Gaddy
  • Publication number: 20190186239
    Abstract: An umbilical end termination for a subsea umbilical comprising a plurality of functional elements and including at least one fluid line, wherein the umbilical end termination includes a pressure boosting system in line with the at least one fluid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Alan RUTHERFORD, James FLETCHER-WOOD
  • Publication number: 20190176064
    Abstract: A liner for a filter sub-assembly has a wall having an outermost surface and an innermost surface. The innermost surface bounds a cavity extending between opposing first and second ends of the liner. A portion of the outermost surface is textured. The liner may be used in a rotor of a filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Neil Fletcher, James Eddiford, Robin Nash, Anthony W. Fell
  • Publication number: 20190180457
    Abstract: Mixed-reality systems are provided for using anchor data structures, such as anchor graphs, within a mixed-reality environment. These systems utilize anchor components, such as anchor vertexes, that comprise at least one first key frame, a first mixed-reality element, and at least one first transform connecting the at least one first key frame to the first mixed-reality element. Anchor connecting components, such as anchor edges, comprise transformations that connect the anchor components (e.g., anchor vertexes).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Tracy K. Ard, Gabriel Takacs, David M. Gedye, James Fletcher, Matthew Sammis Ashman
  • Patent number: 10217231
    Abstract: Mixed-reality systems are provided for using anchor graphs within a mixed-reality environment. These systems utilize anchor vertexes that comprise at least one first key frame, a first mixed-reality element, and at least one first transform connecting the at least one first key frame to the first mixed-reality element. Anchor edges comprising transformations connect the anchor vertexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy K. Ard, Gabriel Takacs, David M. Gedye, James Fletcher, Matthew Sammis Ashman
  • Patent number: 10214260
    Abstract: The detachable motorcycle windshield is a windshield. The detachable motorcycle windshield is configured for use with a motorcycle. The detachable motorcycle windshield removably attaches to the fairing of a motorcycle. The detachable motorcycle windshield is foldable. The detachable motorcycle windshield comprises a windshield, a bracket, and a pouch. The bracket attaches the windshield to the motorcycle. The windshield breaks down into a plurality of sections that are stored in the pouch. The bracket is stored in the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: James Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20180354857
    Abstract: A method for continuously forming gypsum-based panels of high fixing strength comprises the steps of: •forming a mixture comprising stucco, non-pregelatinized migratory starch, glass fibre, fluidizer and water; •casting the mixture in a continuous band; •maintaining the band under conditions sufficient for the stucco to form an interlocking matrix of set gypsum; •cutting the band to form one or more wet panel precursors; and •drying the wet panel precursor to form one or more gypsum-based panels. •The weight ratio of water to stucco in the mixture is less than 0.7; •the stucco is present in the mixture in an amount of over 60 wt % relative to the total solids content of the mixture; •the starch is present in the mixture in an amount of over 3 wt % relative to the the stucco; •the glass fibre is present in the mixture in an amount of over 1 wt % relative to the stucco; •the fluidizer is is present in the mixture in an amount of at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Morlat, James Fletcher, Radomir Kamler
  • Patent number: 10094586
    Abstract: A method for controlling temperature in a thermal zone within a building, comprising: using a processor, receiving a desired temperature range for the thermal zone; determining a forecast ambient temperature value for an external surface of the building proximate the thermal zone; using a predictive model for the building, determining set points for a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) system associated with the thermal zone that minimize energy use by the building; the desired temperature range and the forecast ambient temperature value being inputs to the predictive model; the predictive model being trained using respective historical measured value data for at least one of the inputs; and, controlling the HVAC system with the set points to maintain an actual temperature value of the thermal zone within the desired temperature range for the thermal zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GREEN POWER LABS INC.
    Inventors: Alexandre Pavlovski, Zheng Qin, Dmitriy Anichkov, James Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9969484
    Abstract: Adjustable height control stick assembly for dual control of aircraft includes a single control stick for longitudinal and lateral orientation of the aircraft with the height adjustment allowing for correction of position prior to flight. The stick is connected to appropriate linkages to move the ailerons and elevator of an airplane or the rotor blades of a helicopter. When either the pilot or the copilot is flying the grip for the other is at a different height to that for normal operation. The invention replaces and makes adjustable the grip so that height of the grip of both pilot and copilot are the same as if they were flying and in control of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Grant Norwitz, James Fletcher