Patents by Inventor James Harris

James Harris 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: 20220263458
    Abstract: A u-shaped clamp that includes offset bends at distal ends, accepts a threaded fastener through two apertures, where tightening the fastener brings two flanges of the u-shaped clamp together to grip a wire, a cable or a pipe. An offset bend on one end of one flange serves to hold a wire or cable in position until the fastener is tightened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Erich Kai Stephan, Glenn Harris, Peter Wilke, Nicholas Wenzel, James Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20220239247
    Abstract: A solar mount, for use with a bracket attachment, has an open and a closed state. In the open state, grip flanges on two hinged arms can pass through a slot opening on the bracket attachment. In the closed state, the grip flanges cooperate with respective groves in the bracket attachment to secure the solar mount to the bracket attachment. In the closed state, a fastener attaches a solar accessory, such as a rail, and holds the two hinged arms together. A flexible mount helps hold the two hinged arms together in the open state, and also helps hold the two hinged arms in the closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Erich Kai Stephan, Glenn Harris, Peter Wilke, Nicholas Wenzel, James Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11388931
    Abstract: A vapor provision system includes a reservoir containing liquid for vaporization; a vaporizer; a liquid transport element arranged to transport liquid from the reservoir to the vaporizer for vaporization, wherein the liquid transport element extends into the reservoir through an opening in a wall of the reservoir; and a collar mounted around the liquid transport element where it passes through the opening in the wall of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Mark Potter, Wade Tipton, William Harris, Christopher Rowe, Conor Devine, James Davies, James Boonzaier
  • Patent number: 11390924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assay for use in a method of determining the oral health status of a canine animal by identifying certain bacteria present or absent in a sample taken from the animal, and applying the information set out herein for each identified bacteria to statistical models in order to determine the oral health status of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen James Harris, Matthew Coates, Matthew Ronald Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20220220540
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of predicting the weight loss propensity of an animal of the genus Equus, through the assessment of various markers in a sample obtained from the animal. Such markers include fermentation products and/or metabolites thereof such as volatile fatty acids, indicators of bacterial population diversity, and the abundance/relative abundance of specific bacterial taxa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Patricia Ann Harris, Philippa Kate Taverner, Caroline McGregor Argo, Charles James Newbold, David Hugh Grove-White
  • Publication number: 20220217821
    Abstract: A fixture configuration module comprises a connector configured to be removably coupled with a light fixture. The fixture configuration module also comprises fixture control circuitry communicatively coupled to the connector and configured to control the light fixture to produce light in accordance with a range of a lighting parameter. The range includes at least a subset of values supported by the light fixture for producing light. The fixture configuration module further comprises range control circuitry communicatively coupled to the fixture control circuitry and configured to wirelessly receive the range at least while the connector is uncoupled from the light fixture, and designate the range to the fixture control circuitry while the connector is coupled to the light fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Bowser, John Roberts, Kory Liszt, Michael James Harris, Paul Pickard
  • Patent number: 11377840
    Abstract: A splice having a main body and one or more protrusions extending from the main body. The one or more protrusions can be operable to interfere with a rail when the main body is installed into an opening of the rail. The one or more protrusions may be operable to cut into a coating of the rail and form an electrical connection between the rail and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PEGASUS SOLAR INC.
    Inventors: Erich Kai Stephan, Glenn Harris, Peter Wilke, Nicholas Wenzel, James Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11377571
    Abstract: Water-based compositions that are resistant to dirt pickup, efflorescence, tannin bleed-through and surfactant leaching are described. The water-based composition includes a latex or water-dispersible polymer and a non-VOC UV-VIS (preferably, ultraviolet) absorber as a dirt pickup resistance additive. Methods of making water-based compositions including a non-VOC UV-VIS absorber as an additive are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Sandoval, James Harris, Mary Jane Hibben, Andrew Balgeman, Christopher Shaffer, Glenn Frazee, Michael Wildman
  • Patent number: 11377072
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to detecting tampering with a secured area of an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a computing system performs operations including generating a first key pair comprising a first private key and a first public key as part of a vehicle registration process; providing the first public key to one or more remote computing systems; determining whether a reset event occurred at a vehicle; in response to determining that the reset event occurred, discarding the first key pair and generating a second key pair comprising a second private key and a second public key; receiving a status query from one of the one or more remote computing systems; generating a response to the status query, the response being signed using either the first private key or the second private key; and providing the response to the one of the one or more remote computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Ellis Wood, Jason Scott McMullan, Matthew James Harris
  • Patent number: 11377232
    Abstract: Described is an imaging component for use by an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) for object detection. As described, the imaging component includes one or more cameras that are configured to obtain images of a scene using visible light that are converted into a depth map (e.g., stereo image) and one or more other cameras that are configured to form images, or thermograms, of the scene using infrared radiation (“IR”). The depth information and thermal information are combined to form a representation of the scene based on both depth and thermal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Raymond Harris, Barry James O'Brien, Joshua John Watson
  • Patent number: 11381693
    Abstract: A multi-function/multi-purpose portable electronic device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device may include a display monitor configured to display an image and a scanner disposed below the display monitor and extending to cross the display monitor, the scanner not directly contacting the display monitor. The device may also include a base configured to support the scanner, the base including a first portion having a first thickness and a second portion having a second thickness greater than the first thickness, the first portion at least partially vertically overlapping the display monitor and the scanner. The device may further include a speaker disposed only in the second portion of the base. The device may also include a connector physically interconnecting the base and the display monitor to support the display monitor, at least a portion of the connector vertically overlapping the second portion of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wrethink, Inc.
    Inventors: Arlene Harris, James Gardner
  • Patent number: 11365697
    Abstract: A controller may determine that a regeneration process associated with an engine of a machine is active. The controller may obtain, based on determining that the regeneration process is active, information concerning a speed of the engine, information concerning a load of the engine, and information concerning a fuel rate of the engine. The controller may select, based on the information concerning the speed of the engine, the information concerning the load of the engine, and the information concerning the fuel rate of the engine, a control process, of a plurality of control processes, to control an intake manifold absolute pressure (IMAP) of the engine to facilitate the regeneration process. The controller may cause, according to the selected control process, adjustment of one or more components of a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) of the engine and an intake throttle valve (ITV) of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh N. Nair, Samuel Were, James Harris Mutti
  • Publication number: 20220178315
    Abstract: An engine braking system includes engine braking actuators for adjusting exhaust valve timings to engine braking timings in a cylinder-number braking mode. The system further includes an engine braking controller coupled to a control switch that produces a request indicating a requested cylinder-number braking mode. The engine braking controller is structured to transition exhaust valves to the engine braking timings, determine a control term to adjust intake air pressure for varying a braking power of the engine, and to adjust geometry of an exhaust turbine based on the control term. An adjusted speed of a compressor rotated by the exhaust turbine provides a change to intake air pressure that adjusts the braking power of the engine. Different levels of braking power are provided within different cylinder-number braking modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Narayanan Nair, Samuel Were, James Harris Mutti, Behnaz Ensan, James Vernon Dornberger, II, Rodney L. Menold, Timothy David Schwartz, Kevin Walsh
  • Publication number: 20220182853
    Abstract: A method includes establishing a first communication connection between a computing device and a coordinate measurement device for submitting, by the computing device, one or more commands to the coordinate measurement device. A second communication connection between the two devices is established for receiving, by the computing device, coordinate data from the coordinate measurement device. In response to receiving, by the computing device, a command for the coordinate measurement device, if the first communication connection is not open, a wait is performed for the first communication connection to re-establish. If the wait is less than a predetermined duration, the method includes re-establishing, by the computing device, one or more channels for the first communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Kalyan Nagalla, Kiranmayi Yelamanchili, James Harris
  • Publication number: 20220120232
    Abstract: A controller may determine that a regeneration process associated with an engine of a machine is active. The controller may obtain, based on determining that the regeneration process is active, information concerning a speed of the engine, information concerning a load of the engine, and information concerning a fuel rate of the engine. The controller may select, based on the information concerning the speed of the engine, the information concerning the load of the engine, and the information concerning the fuel rate of the engine, a control process, of a plurality of control processes, to control an intake manifold absolute pressure (IMAP) of the engine to facilitate the regeneration process. The controller may cause, according to the selected control process, adjustment of one or more components of a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) of the engine and an intake throttle valve (ITV) of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh N. NAIR, Samuel WERE, James Harris MUTTI
  • Patent number: 11301149
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an electronic apparatus that includes a metadata generator, to generate an extents table (ET) that lists one or more extents pages (EPs), where an EP is a fixed size, and where the one or more EPs store one or more extents. An extent includes an allocation indication for a cluster in a memory device, where a number of the extents corresponds to a number of clusters of the memory device, where a subset number of the extents is stored in one of the one or more EPs, and where the subset number is based on the fixed size of the EP. The electronic apparatus further includes a metadata updater, to modify the allocation indication in the extent stored in the one of the one or more EPs, based on a corresponding change in an allocation of the cluster in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James Harris, Benjamin Walker, Tomasz Zawadzki
  • Patent number: 11291090
    Abstract: A fixture configuration module comprises a connector configured to be removably coupled with a light fixture. The fixture configuration module also comprises fixture control circuitry communicatively coupled to the connector and configured to control the light fixture to produce light in accordance with a range of a lighting parameter. The range includes at least a subset of values supported by the light fixture for producing light. The fixture configuration module further comprises range control circuitry communicatively coupled to the fixture control circuitry and configured to wirelessly receive the range at least while the connector is uncoupled from the light fixture, and designate the range to the fixture control circuitry while the connector is coupled to the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Robert Bowser, John Roberts, Kory Liszt, Michael James Harris, Paul Pickard
  • Publication number: 20220073249
    Abstract: An improved biasing spring mechanism for the valve poppet of the self-sealing valve disposed in the bag fitment of a beverage dispensing collapsible bag. A singular integrally formed spring mechanism and valve poppet replaces the two-piece embodiment previously employed for the self-sealing valve. A u-shaped channel on the poppet receives the valve seat in the coupling to seal off the flow of liquid when the poppet is pushed into the closed position. A plurality of petaloid segments connect the poppet to a circumferential ring surrounding the petaloid segments and provide a spring force to the poppet to move the poppet between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: James Harris, Brian Beringer
  • Publication number: 20220050463
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to controlling a vehicle in an autonomous driving mode. For instance, a control command identifying a steering control position may be received by a steering system of the vehicle from an autonomous driving control system. Orientation of one or more wheels of the vehicle may be controlled according to the steering control position. After receiving the control command, that the steering system has not received a valid control command from the control system for a first predetermined duration may be determined. Based on the determination that the steering system has not received a valid control command from the control system for the first predetermined duration, the orientation of the one or more wheels may be continue to be controlled based on the steering control position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Justin Zaydel, Nolan McPeek-Bechtold, James Harris
  • Patent number: 11231003
    Abstract: A method of controlling fuel delivery to an engine includes providing a fluid atomizer, a mechanically driven air compressor, a start up air source, and an air valve coupled between the mechanically driven air compressor and the start up air source, charging the start up air source, delivering compressed air from the start up air source to the fluid atomizer, providing an initial air/fluid mixture with the fluid atomizer, and operating the air valve to direct compressed air from the mechanically driven air compressor to the fluid atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Enginetics, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick James Harris, Joseph Lull