Patents by Inventor James Hall

James 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).

  • Patent number: 10227843
    Abstract: A method can include pumping cement to a bore of a shifting sleeve disposed in a ported component seated in a cased bore above a liner; flowing the cement from the bore of the shifting sleeve through radial passages of the shifting sleeve and radial Rock passages of the ported component; and flowing the cement to an annulus between a casing of the cased bore and the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Malcolm Perschke, James Hall, Robert Olman
  • Publication number: 20180364919
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to a memory controller, such as a host memory controller. An example apparatus can include a host memory controller coupled to a first memory device and a second memory device via a channel, wherein the host memory controller is configured to send a first number of commands to the first memory device using a first device select signal, and send a second number of commands to the second memory device using a second device select signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: James A. Hall, JR., Robert M. Walker
  • Publication number: 20180364910
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to a non-deterministic memory protocol. An example apparatus can perform operations on the memory device based on commands received from a host according to a protocol, wherein the protocol includes non-deterministic timing of the operations. The memory device can be a non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. Walker, James A. Hall, JR., Frank F. Ross
  • Patent number: 10156176
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing NOx sensors in an exhaust aftertreatment system includes suspending reductant dosing in an exhaust aftertreatment system; purging a reductant deposit in a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system of the exhaust aftertreatment system; adjusting at least one of an ignition timing and an engine speed for an engine to adjust an engine out nitrogen oxide (NOx) amount; receiving measured SCR inlet NOx data from a SCR inlet NOx sensor and measured SCR outlet NOx data from a SCR outlet NOx sensor; determining a phase shift between the measured SCR inlet and SCR outlet NOx data; applying the determined phase shift to the SCR outlet NOx data; and determining a diagnostic feature based on the SCR inlet NOx data and the phase shifted SCR outlet NOx data regarding a state of the SCR inlet and outlet NOx sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Osburn, Christopher Ferguson, Tony James Hall, Brian P. Liimatta
  • Patent number: 10152237
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to a non-deterministic memory protocol. An example apparatus can perform operations on the memory device based on commands received from a host according to a protocol, wherein the protocol includes non-deterministic timing of the operations. The memory device can be a non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Walker, James A. Hall, Jr., Frank F. Ross
  • Publication number: 20180350185
    Abstract: A parking meter assembly (10) including a base (11) that is to be fixed to or embedded in a ground surface, typically adjacent the curb that which a car is to be parked. The assembly (10) also includes a parking meter (13) having a front face (17) that includes a coin slot (25) a card slot (20) and a control panel (21). The parking meter (13) further includes a rear face (27) having a window aperture (28) that provides for the transmission of light to a solar panel (29) behind the aperture (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: David William KING, Murray David Kirby HUNTER, Matthew James HALL, David Andrew JONES
  • Publication number: 20180347308
    Abstract: A technique facilitates actuation and use of a liner hanger in a wide variety of environments. Depending on the application, the liner hanger may be conveyed downhole within a casing located in a wellbore. The liner hanger comprises slips which may be set against the casing by applying a pressurized fluid through a liner hanger port to a liner hanger actuator. After the slips are set, the liner hanger may be actuated to form a metal-to-metal seal which blocks further fluid flow through the port, thus isolating the port during subsequent downhole operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Raymond Burke, James Hall, Raghavendar Ranganathan, Srihari Chebolu
  • Patent number: 10145201
    Abstract: A technique facilitates pressure containment with a retrievable cement bushing. The retrievable cement bushing comprises a body having an internal longitudinal passage. Additionally, the retrievable cement bushing comprises an engagement lug which cooperates with a sleeve. The engagement lug is mounted on the body and is movable to a radially outward position for engagement with a corresponding portion of a surrounding wall, e.g an internal packer wall. The sleeve is sized to receive a slick joint therethrough and is movable to a radially inward position relative to the engagement lug so as to hold the engagement lug in the radially outward position. The sleeve protects the slick joint from inwardly directed loading via the engagement lug when the retrievable cement bushing is subjected to differential pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asif Javed, James Hall
  • Publication number: 20180326611
    Abstract: An attachment for a router having a bit is provided. The attachment includes a frame, a first mounting aperture and a second mounting aperture. The frame member has a top side and a bottom side. The frame member has an opening therethrough configured to receive the bit therethrough when the router is attached to the top side of the frame member. The second mounting aperture is in the form of a mounting slot being adjustably positioned relative to the first mounting aperture to change an orientation of the second mounting aperture relative to the frame member and the first mounting aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Nomis LLC
    Inventor: Taylor James Hall
  • Publication number: 20180283117
    Abstract: A technique facilitates use of a liner hanger in a wide variety of environments by distributing loading. The liner hanger may comprise a liner hanger cone, e.g. an annular cone body, having a plurality of slots for receiving corresponding pipe-gripping slips. The slip slots and the corresponding pipe-gripping slips are staggered both longitudinally and circumferentially to distribute loading. An actuator may be used to shift the slips into gripping engagement with a surrounding pipe, e.g. casing, to improve the load distribution on the surrounding pipe and liner hanger cone once the liner is supported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Raymond BURKE, James HALL, Raghavendar RANGANATHAN, Srihari CHEBOLU
  • Patent number: 10089814
    Abstract: A parking meter assembly (10) including a base (11) that is to be fixed to or embedded in a ground surface, typically adjacent the curb that which a car is to be parked. The assembly (10) also includes a parking meter (13) having a front face (17) that includes a coin slot (25) a card slot (20) and a control panel (21). The parking meter (13) further includes a rear face (27) having a window aperture (28) that provides for the transmission of light to a solar panel (29) behind the aperture (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Murray David Kirby Hunter, Matthew James Hall, David Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 10066069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to decorative coatings for plastic substrates, the decorative coatings ideally being stable and durable coatings that are spectrally tunable to permit the selection of a variety of appearances, and ideally providing a decorative metal finish. More particularly the present invention provides for a plastic substrate having a decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system. The spectrally controlling system includes alternating absorbing layers and transparent layers, and the stress controlling system controls the overall residual stress of the decorative coating to within a desired range. Further provided are methods for applying to a plastic substrate a decorative coating having a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: SMR PATENTS S.A.R.L., THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Inventors: Colin James Hall, Drew Raymond Evans, Simon David Field, Dean Caruso
  • Publication number: 20180238151
    Abstract: A technique facilitates hanging of a liner in a borehole. According to the technique, a liner hanger and a liner may be deployed downhole into a borehole. A wellbore anchoring device of the liner hanger is initially actuated to engage a surrounding surface and to resist downward movement of the liner. Additionally, a hold down anchor is subsequently actuated to resist upward movement of the liner. The hold down anchor may be released via mechanical manipulation of the liner hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Travis Raymond Burke, James Hall, Raghavendar Ranganathan, Srihari Chebolu, David E. Hirth
  • Patent number: 9942133
    Abstract: A fully-connected mesh network includes a plurality of switches. A first switch receives a packet traveling through the mesh network from an external source node to an external destination node specified by the packet. A plurality of links, which are all included in a mesh link aggregation group (LAG), couple each possible pair of the switches by a respective single link. Each of the respective links is included individually in an individual LAG. Each of the switches is configured to receive a packet from another switch of the plurality of switches via only the mesh LAG, and each switch that receives a packet via the mesh LAG is configured to transmit the packet to another switch of the plurality of switches via only one of the individual LAGs. The packet travels to the destination node at most two hops across the plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NetScout Systems Texas, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Curtin, James Hall
  • Publication number: 20180073897
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for high speed location determinations are disclosed. An example apparatus includes at least two coils arranged along a zone of interest to generate a magnetic field, and a sensor to measure a change in the magnetic field associated with the at least two coils as an object of interest moves within or into the zone of interest. The example apparatus also includes a processor to determine a position of the object of interest based on the measured change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Xue Yang, Zhen Yao, Haibin Liu, Stephanie Moyerman, Braxton Lathrop, James Hall, Jeremy Parra
  • Publication number: 20180055128
    Abstract: A sunglasses supporting hat assembly includes a cap including a top wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends downwardly from the top wall. The perimeter wall has a bottom edge defining a head receiving opening of the cap. A brim is attached to and extends outwardly from bottom edge. A panel is flexible and attached to an outer surface of the perimeter wall and is positioned over the brim. The panel is formable into a closed loop with the perimeter wall. A fastener is positioned on the panel to releasably retain the panel in the closed loop. The panel to receives and retains a bridge of a pair of glasses on the cap when the panel is formed into the closed loop extending around the bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: James Hall, SR., James Hall, JR.
  • Publication number: 20180003098
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing NOx sensors in an exhaust aftertreatment system includes suspending reductant dosing in an exhaust aftertreatment system; purging a reductant deposit in a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system of the exhaust aftertreatment system; adjusting at least one of an ignition timing and an engine speed for an engine to adjust an engine out nitrogen oxide (NOx) amount; receiving measured SCR inlet NOx data from a SCR inlet NOx sensor and measured SCR outlet NOx data from a SCR outlet NOx sensor; determining a phase shift between the measured SCR inlet and SCR outlet NOx data; applying the determined phase shift to the SCR outlet NOx data; and determining a diagnostic feature based on the SCR inlet NOx data and the phase shifted SCR outlet NOx data regarding a state of the SCR inlet and outlet NOx sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Cummins, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Osburn, Christopher Ferguson, Tony James Hall, Brian P. Liimatta
  • Publication number: 20170351433
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to a memory protocol. An example apparatus can perform operations on a number of block buffers of the memory device based on commands received from a host using a block configuration register, wherein the operations can read data from the number of block buffers and write data to the number of block buffers on the memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Robert M. Walker, James A. Hall, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170335673
    Abstract: A technique facilitates joining of sections of tubing and related monitoring. An expandable tubular member may be coupled with an external tubing, e.g. a casing. The expandable tubular member is deployed into the external tubing to a desired position. Then, an expandable portion of the expandable tubular member may be plastically deformed in a radially outward direction and into engagement with the external tubing. A sensor system may be combined with the expandable tubular member to monitor a characteristic of the expandable tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Travis Raymond Burke, James Hall
  • Publication number: 20170322726
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods related to a non-deterministic memory protocol. An example apparatus can perform operations on the memory device based on commands received from a host according to a protocol, wherein the protocol includes non-deterministic timing of the operations. The memory device can be a non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Robert M. Walker, James A. Hall, JR., Frank F. Ross