Patents by Inventor James Harper

James Harper 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: 10702888
    Abstract: There is disclosed an acoustic transducer for communications within an operational bandwidth, the transducer comprising: A signal generator for generating a signal at a centre-frequency within the operational bandwidth; A piezoelectric element having a dielectric constant that varies with temperature; A driving electrode at the surface of the piezoelectric element; A matching network, having a natural frequency at a given temperature, and operable to transfer the signal from the signal generator to the piezoelectric element whilst mitigating electrical loss, the matching network being connected to the driving electrode; Wherein the matching network comprises a temperature compensating capacitor connected in parallel with the piezoelectric element, the temperature compensating capacitor being for counteracting temperature-induced changes to the dielectric constant of the piezoelectric element such that the electrical natural frequency of the transducer is substantially constant over a range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Lionel William John Kent, Colin James Harper
  • Patent number: 10660959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical aqueous formulation comprising 1-(4-{[4-(dimethylamino)piperidin-1-yl]carbonyl}phenyl)-3-[4-(4,6-dimorpholin-4-yl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)phenyl]urea, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, that is a clear solution. Such a formulation is particularly suitable for intravenous or parenteral administration to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Pfizer Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Back, Michael Cram, Aidan James Harper, W. James Huang, Jonathan Richard Lillis, Timothy Michael Lukas, Sumit Luthra
  • Publication number: 20200157013
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for coating a fertilizer material by contacting the material with a coating material and a solvent are disclosed herein. The coated material can be obtained by mechanically agitating the fertilizer material while contacting the fertilizer material with a coating material and a solvent. The coating material can be sprayed onto the fertilizer material during mechanical agitation. The coating process and apparatus can use a paddle mixer and can be configured to handle organic solvents used to carry the coating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: James HAIGH, Danil TIRTOWIDJOJO, Travis HARPER
  • Patent number: 10639855
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for applying pressure to a composite structure includes an external frame, an applicator casing disposed substantially within the external frame, and an applicator disposed substantially within the applicator casing. The applicator casing includes a first membrane, and a first jamming material disposed within the first membrane. The applicator includes a second membrane, and a second jamming material disposed within said second membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Harper Hockemeyer, Younkoo Jeong, James Duvall Bollacker, Shatil Sinha
  • Patent number: 10611097
    Abstract: A system for forming material includes a housing including at least one wall defining an interior space. The housing is configured to contain a pressurized fluid in the interior space. The system also includes at least one tool configured to shape the material. The at least one tool is movable along a path from a first position external to the housing to a second position at least partially within the interior space. The system further includes a membrane extending at least partially in the path of the at least one tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Krishnan Balaji Thattai Parthasarathy, James Duvall Bollacker, Matthew Harper Hockemeyer, Wade Walter Johanns, Shatil Sinha
  • Publication number: 20200098048
    Abstract: The disclosed exemplary embodiments include computer-implemented systems, apparatuses, devices, and processes that, among other things, dynamically provision exchanges of data based on detected relationships within processed image data. For example, a network-connected apparatus may receive, from a device, image data that identifies a plurality of individuals associated with an exchange of data. Based on an analysis of the image data, the apparatus may determine a value of a first characteristic associated with each of the individuals and generate relationship data characterizing a relationship between the individuals. The apparatus may also determine candidate values of parameters that characterize the data exchange based on portions of the first characteristic values and the relationship data, transmit the candidate parameter values to the device. An application program executed by the device may cause the device to present at least a portion of the candidate parameter values within a digital interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Denny Devasia KURUVILLA, Paige Elyse Dickie, Gregory Richard Harper, Mark Andrew Hardy, Valerie Velardo, Robert Jason Rousell, Bernard James Tarroza, Marc Philips
  • Patent number: 10597713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new method of sequencing a double stranded target polynucleotide. The two strands of the double stranded target polynucleotide are linked by a bridging moiety. The two strands of the target polynucleotide are separated using a polynucleotide binding protein and the target polynucleotide is sequenced using a transmembrane pore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Clive Gavin Brown, James Anthony Clarke, Graham Hall, Gavin Harper, Andrew John Heron, James White
  • Patent number: 10563594
    Abstract: A system includes a combustor assembly which receives a fuel-oxidant mixture. The system includes a control valve which controls a fuel flow into the combustor assembly. The system includes one or more sensors which measure one or more properties. The system includes a controller communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors and the control valve. The controller receives data from the one or more sensors indicative of operating conditions of the combustor assembly. The controller determines a predicted fuel flow for a first fuel line of a plurality of fuel lines based in part on the data received from the one or more sensors. The controller calculates a difference between a commanded fuel flow and the predicted fuel flow. The controller adjusts an operation of the control valve associated with a gas turbine engine when the difference is greater than a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Harper, Akilez Krishnamurthy Arthanari
  • Publication number: 20200024655
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new method of sequencing a double stranded target polynucleotide. The two strands of the double stranded target polynucleotide are linked by a bridging moiety. The two strands of the target polynucleotide are separated using a polynucleotide binding protein and the target polynucleotide is sequenced using a transmembrane pore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Clive Gavin Brown, James Anthony Clarke, Graham Hall, Gavin Harper, Andrew John Heron, James White
  • Patent number: 10484831
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for determining a location of a user in a physical venue without need for the user to carry extraneous devices. The method includes installing a background peripheral service (BPS) in a personal mobile device routinely carried by the user where the BPS outputs a temporary ID sequence (TID) when activated. The signal strength of the TID is measured at scanner locations each time the BPS is activated and the measured strengths are used to determine the location of the user. The TID is used to identify an order placed by the user for goods and/or services. This allows a human server to locate the user and deliver the goods and/or services to that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Radius Networks Inc.
    Inventors: David Helms, Marc Wallace, Scott Yoder, Michael Harper, James Nebeker, Christopher Sexton
  • Patent number: 10451310
    Abstract: Mobile water heating systems for producing hot water are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a mobile water heating system includes a water heater having an oval-cylindrical shape. The water heater includes a shell, a lid and a water reservoir having a screen. A first heating coil and a second heating coil can extend between the screen and a first cone and a second cone, respectively. A first burner and a second burner can be configured to mix and combust fuel and air and direct the resulting flames through the heating coils. Pall rings can at least partially fill an interior volume of the water heater and the combustion of the fuel and air can heat the heating coils and the pall rings. Water can be heated by being directed through the heating coils and through a water manifold positioned to spray water on the pall rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy, LLC
    Inventors: James Alan Cooper, Gerald Wayne Lind, Justin Lydell Mason, Noland Harper Critchfield, Jeffery K. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10443854
    Abstract: A premix pilot nozzle is disclosed herein. The premix pilot nozzle includes a nozzle body. The nozzle body includes a forward wall, an aft wall, an outer band that extends between the forward wall and the aft wall and a tip portion that extends axially downstream from the aft wall. The nozzle body further defines a fuel inlet plenum that extends coaxially within the nozzle body, a fuel distribution plenum that is defined within the nozzle body radially outwardly from and in fluid communication with the fuel inlet plenum, a plurality of premix passages that extend helically around the fuel inlet plenum within the fuel distribution plenum and a plurality of air passages annularly arranged around the plurality of premix passages. One or more premix passages of the plurality of premix passages are in fluid communication with the fuel distribution plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neal William Grooms, James Harper, Yon Han Chong
  • Publication number: 20190310242
    Abstract: A sequence of polymer units in a polymer (3), eg. DNA, is estimated from at least one series of measurements related to the polymer, eg. ion current as a function of translocation through a nanopore (1), wherein the value of each measurement is dependent on a k-mer being a group of k polymer units (4). A probabilistic model, especially a hidden Markov model (HMM), is provided, comprising, for a set of possible k-mers: transition weightings representing the chances of transitions from origin k-mers to destination k-mers; and emission weightings in respect of each k-mer that represent the chances of observing given values of measurements for that k-mer. The series of measurements is analysed using an analytical technique, eg. Viterbi decoding, that refers to the model and estimates at least one estimated sequence of polymer units in the polymer based on the likelihood predicted by the model of the series of measurements being produced by sequences of polymer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Stuart William Reid, Gavin Harper, Clive Brown, James Anthony Clarke, Andrew John Heron
  • Publication number: 20190216504
    Abstract: An embodiment of a uterine hemorrhage controlling system comprises a suction module including a suction end coupleable to a pump by a connecting tube, and a sealing module coupled to the suction module. The system may further comprise the pump and a filter coupled to the suction module. A uterine hemorrhage controlling method comprises: shielding a suction module that has been delivered into a uterus; sealing an entrance into the uterus while the suction module is situated within the uterus; applying a negative pressure within the uterus upon activation of a pump; and maintaining the negative pressure within the uterus to induce uterine contraction. The method may further comprise delivering the suction module into the uterus; transmitting bodily fluids, out of the uterus through the suction module, and filtering the bodily fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander James NORRED, Davis Reed CARLIN, George Cochran HARPER, David C. LAGREW, JR., Jan SEGNITZ
  • Patent number: 10330015
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a turbine control system, comprising a processor. The processor is configured to receive an input for transitioning between a normal load path (NLP) of a turbine system and a cold load path (CLP) of the turbine system. The processor is additionally configured to determine a carbon monoxide (CO) setpoint based on the input. The processor is further configured to apply a temperature control based on the CO setpoint, wherein the normal load path comprises higher emissions temperatures as compared to the cold load path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Harper, Akilez Krishnamurthy Arthanari
  • Publication number: 20190186749
    Abstract: The premixed pilot nozzle includes axially elongated tubes defined within a plenum between an outer shroud and a first shroud disposed radially inward of the outer shroud. The tubes extend between tube inlets defined through a forward face and tube outlets defined through an aft face. A second shroud is disposed radially inward of the first shroud, thereby defining a fuel plenum between the first shroud and the second shroud, and the fuel plenum is in communication with a gaseous fuel supply. A fuel injection port, which is positioned between the tube inlet and the tube outlet of each tube, is in fluid communication with the fuel plenum. An air supply configured to fluidly communicate with the tube inlet of each tube. The second shroud defines a second plenum therein, the second plenum being coupled to a source of a non-combustible fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Harper, Neal William Grooms, Yon Han Chong, Benjamin Robert Ryan
  • Publication number: 20190178498
    Abstract: A gas turbine combustor includes: a head end comprising a primary fuel nozzle; a liner defining a primary combustion zone proximate the head end and a downstream secondary combustion zone; a forward casing radially outward of and surrounding at least a portion of the liner; and an axial fuel staging system. The axial fuel staging system includes a plurality of fuel injection assemblies. Each fuel injection assembly includes a thimble assembly mounted to the liner, and an injector unit attached to the forward casing. A thimble of the thimble assembly extends through a thimble aperture in the liner. The injector unit extends through the forward casing, such that a portion of the injector unit is disposed within the thimble, and a fuel line fitting is disposed outward of the forward casing. The injector unit introduces fuel into air flowing through the thimble for injection into the secondary combustion zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthew Bernard Wilson, James Harper, Yon Han Chong, Charlie Edmond Jones
  • Publication number: 20190178497
    Abstract: An injection assembly for a gas turbine combustor having a liner defining a combustion zone and a secondary combustion zone and a forward casing circumferentially surrounding at least a portion of the liner is provided. The injection assembly includes a thimble assembly and an injector unit. The thimble assembly, which is mounted to the liner, includes a thimble that extends through a thimble aperture in the liner. The injector unit, which is mounted to and extends through the forward casing, includes an injector blade that extends into the thimble. The injection assembly introduces a flow of fuel into a flow of air flowing through the thimble, such that fuel and air are injected into the secondary combustion zone in a direction transverse to a flow of combustion products from the primary combustion zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charlie Edmond Jones, James Harper, Matthew Bernard Wilson, Robert Wade Clifford, Yon Han Chong, Benjamin Robert Ryan, Gilbert Otto Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20190178496
    Abstract: A thimble assembly, which directs fluid flow through a combustor liner, includes a thimble boss and a thimble. The thimble boss is mounted an outer surface of the liner and surrounds a liner opening, thus defining a thimble boss passage. The thimble is disposed through the passage and the liner opening. The thimble wall extends from an inlet portion to an outlet of the thimble. The inlet portion has a greater diameter than the outlet and defines an inlet plane and a parallel intermediate plane. A terminal plane, parallel to the intermediate plane, includes an array of points most distant from a corresponding array of points defining the intermediate plane. The thimble wall has a non-uniform length, such that the outlet of the thimble is oriented at an oblique angle relative to the terminal plane. The thimble wall may have an arcuate shape defined as one-fourth of an ellipse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charlie Edmond Jones, James Harper, Matthew Bernard Wilson, Robert Wade Clifford, Yon Han Chong, Gilbert Otto Kraemer
  • Patent number: 10301264
    Abstract: Anti-angiogenic treatments, treatments of hyperpermeability disorders, treatments of neuropathic and neurodegenerative disorders, pain treatments, methods of reducing the risk of pre-eclampsia and compounds for use in such methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Nottingham
    Inventors: Steven James Harper, David Owen Bates, Melissa Gammons, Jonathan Morris