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: 20190019906
    Abstract: Materials and methods for preparing Cu2XSnY4 nanoparticles, wherein X is Zn, Cd, Hg, Ni, Co, Mn or Fe and Y is S or Se, (CXTY) are disclosed herein. The nanoparticles can be used to make layers for use in thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells. The CXTY materials are prepared by a colloidal synthesis in the presence of labile organo-chalcogens. The organo-chalcogens serves as both a chalcogen source for the nanoparticles and as a capping ligand for the nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Nathalie Gresty, James Harris, Ombretta Masala, Nigel Pickett, Laura Wylde, Christopher Newman
  • Publication number: 20190011782
    Abstract: Organically capped quantum dots are made by functionalizing the surfaces of QDs of various architectures with a combination of 6-mercaptohexanol (MCH) and 2-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)-ethoxy]-acetic acid (MEEAA). Such MCH/MEEAA-capped QDs exhibit improved compatibility with solvents used in the fabrication of QD-containing films of light emitting devices, such as liquid crystal displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: NIGEL L. PICKETT, JAMES HARRIS, MARGARET HINES, JOSEPH TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 10177262
    Abstract: Materials and methods for preparing Cu2XSnY4 nanoparticles, wherein X is Zn, Cd, Hg, Ni, Co, Mn or Fe and Y is S or Se, (CXTY) are disclosed herein. The nanoparticles can be used to make layers for use in thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells. The CXTY materials are prepared by a colloidal synthesis in the presence of labile organo-chalcogens. The organo-chalcogens serves as both a chalcogen source for the nanoparticles and as a capping ligand for the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathalie Gresty, James Harris, Ombretta Masala, Nigel Pickett, Laura Wylde, Christopher Newman
  • Patent number: 10177263
    Abstract: Materials and methods for preparing Cu2XSnY4 nanoparticles, wherein X is Zn, Cd, Hg, Ni, Co, Mn or Fe and Y is S or Se, (CXTY) are disclosed herein. The nanoparticles can be used to make layers for use in thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells. The CXTY materials are prepared by a colloidal synthesis in the presence of labile organo-chalcogens. The organo-chalcogens serves as both a chalcogen source for the nanoparticles and as a capping ligand for the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathalie Gresty, James Harris, Ombretta Masala, Nigel Pickett, Laura Wylde, Christopher Newman
  • Patent number: 10172218
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting fixture that includes a driver module and at least one other module that provides a lighting fixture function, such as a sensor function, lighting network communication function, gateway function, and the like. The driver module communicates with the other modules in a master/slave scheme over a communication bus. The driver module is configured as a slave communication device, and the other modules are configured as master communication devices. As such, the other modules may initiate communications with the driver to send information to or retrieve information from the driver module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Motley, Joseph P. Chobot, Daniel J. Pope, John J. Trainor, Michael James Harris
  • Publication number: 20180357114
    Abstract: An extensible single point orchestration system receives service requests from applications. In dependence upon the service request a single third party provider service or multiple third party provider services is identified. When the single third party provider service is identified, the system dynamically adapts a core capability service, using a stored configuration entity, so as to set an appropriate message format and transmit a service call message to an external API of the identified single third party provider service. When multiple third party provider services are identified, the system dynamically adapts the core capability service, using another stored configuration entity, so as to set a respective appropriate message format for parallel data transmission of service call messages to each of the respective identified third party provider services and transmits the service call messages to respective external APIs of each of the third party provider services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Steven O'Kennedy, James Daniel Dickerson, Jeremy Light, Bogumil Swiecki, Ian James Harris, Amit K. Mallick
  • Patent number: 10154569
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, a lighting fixture is configured as a power over Ethernet (PoE) powered device (PD), which is capable of facilitating Ethernet-based communications with and receiving power from a PoE device, such as a PoE switch, over a single cable. In a second embodiment, a lighting fixture is configured as a PoE power source equipment (PSE) device, which is capable of facilitating Ethernet-based communications with and supplying power to one or more control elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Harris, Nicholas William Medendorp, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180340374
    Abstract: A directional drilling system includes a housing and a motor positioned within the housing and operably coupled to a drill bit to rotate the drill bit. The system further includes a primary pad assembly comprising a primary pad and a primary actuator coupled to the primary pad to selectively extend from an exterior of the housing, and a backup pad assembly to back up the primary pad assembly, the backup pad assembly comprising a backup pad and a backup actuator coupled to the backup pad to selectively extend from the exterior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James Wilson Moore, Scott James Harris
  • Publication number: 20180325543
    Abstract: A tissue harvesting device (1), comprising a rotary cutting tool (10) adapted to cut soft tissue and a collection container (20) including a central bore (21) extending in a longitudinal direction and with a distal opening (22), wherein the cutting tool is arranged in the central bore of the collection container and adapted to pass through the distal opening and draw harvested soft tissue fragments into the collection container, and a housing (30) accommodating the cutting tool and the collection container, wherein the collection container is axially movable with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Mårten Skog, Petter Sivlér, Ranjithkumar Ravichandran, Johan Junker, Daniel Aili, Johan Thorfinn, Moustafa Mohamed Hussein Elmasry, James Harris
  • Patent number: 10128418
    Abstract: An LED device has a cap containing one or more quantum dot (QD) phosphors. The cap may be sized and configured to be integrated with standard LED packages. The QD phosphor may be held within the well of the LED package, so as to absorb the maximum amount of light emitted by the LED, but arranged in spaced-apart relation from the LED chip to avoid excessive heat that can lead to degradation of the QD phosphor(s). The packages may be manufactured and stored for subsequent assembly onto an LED device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: James Harris
  • Publication number: 20180317306
    Abstract: Power receptacle control circuitry includes load switching circuitry, communications circuitry, sensor circuitry, processing circuitry, and a memory. The sensor circuitry includes a light sensor. The processing circuitry is coupled to the load switching circuitry, the communications circuitry, the sensor circuitry, and the memory. The memory includes instructions, which, when executed by the processing circuitry cause the power receptacle control circuitry to selectively deliver power to a load via the load switching circuitry, detect a modulated light signal via the light sensor, and join a group of devices based on the modulated light signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Michael James Harris
  • Patent number: 10098197
    Abstract: A lighting device includes multiple solid state emitter (e.g., LED) chips of different colors mounted on a single submount, at least one temperature sensing element arranged to sense temperature of the LED chips, and at least one temperature compensation circuit element mounted on the single submount to maintain output emissions at a substantially constant color point over a range of different temperatures. Such a device may include a blue LED arranged to stimulate a yellow lumiphor and a red LED, arranged in combination to yield warm white light. Multiple separately temperature compensated clusters of solid state emitters may be provided in a single lighting device, which may include an elongated body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Paul van de Ven, Praneet Jayant Athalye, Michael James Harris
  • Publication number: 20180270211
    Abstract: An extensible key management system includes a developer services portal for accessing an application. The system may identify initiation via the developer services portal of an association of the application with an external API of a third party provider service and automatically obtain a sub-key for the external API from the third party provider service on behalf of a developer of the application. The sub-key may be obtained in accordance with authorization provided by a master key previously provided from the third party provider service. The system may map an association between the sub-key, the application and the external API and store the association. Upon receipt of a service call message resulting from a request from a user device executing the application, the system may identify and replace a developer API key included in the service call message with the sub-key based on the stored association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Steven O'Kennedy, James Daniel Dickerson, Jeremy Light, Bogumil Swiecki, Ian James Harris, Amit K. Mallick
  • Publication number: 20180267205
    Abstract: System and method for estimating a spatial distribution of a characteristic associated with Earth resources. The method includes receiving at an interface palaeogeography data including (1) palaeotopography data, (2) palaeobathymetry data, (3) and a palaeo-earth systems model; calculating with a processor, a retrodictive model of the characteristic based on the (1) palaeotopography data, (2) the palaeobathymetry data, and (3) the palaeo-earth systems model; and imaging the spatial distribution of the characteristic over a part of the Earth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: James HARRIS, Alexandra ASHLEY, Simon OTTO, Robert CROSSLEY
  • Patent number: 10042685
    Abstract: An extensible single point orchestration system receives service requests from applications. In dependence upon the service request a single third party provider service or multiple third party provider services is identified. When the single third party provider service is identified, the system dynamically adapts a core capability service, using a stored configuration entity, so as to set an appropriate message format and transmit a service call message to an external API of the identified single third party provider service. When multiple third party provider services are identified, the system dynamically adapts the core capability service, using another stored configuration entity, so as to set a respective appropriate message format for parallel data transmission of service call messages to each of the respective identified third party provider services and transmits the service call messages to respective external APIs of each of the third party provider services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Steven O'Kennedy, James Daniel Dickerson, Jeremy Light, Bogumil Swiecki, Ian James Harris, Amit K Mallick
  • Publication number: 20180220514
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting fixture that includes a driver module and at least one other module that provides a lighting fixture function, such as a sensor function, lighting network communication function, gateway function, and the like. The driver module communicates with the other modules in a master/slave scheme over a communication bus. The driver module is configured as a slave communication device, and the other modules are configured as master communication devices. As such, the other modules may initiate communications with the driver to send information to or retrieve information from the driver module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Michael James Harris
  • Patent number: 10032964
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present invention relates to a plurality of coated primary particles, each primary particle including a primary matrix material and containing a population of semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein each primary particle is provided with a separate layer of a surface coating material. Various methods of preparing such particles are described. Composite materials and light-emitting devices incorporating such primary particles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Imad Naasani, James Harris
  • Publication number: 20180185050
    Abstract: A dissecting punch and tool configured for the dissection of follicular units from the donor area of a patient, such as for subsequent implantation of a follicular unit graft (FUG) in a recipient area for hair restoration, and method for using the tool. The method includes aligning the dissecting punch over a follicular unit so that hair follicles are disposed within the lumen. The dissecting punch is then moved through the dermis layer and into the fatty tissue layer of the skin to dissect the follicular unit from the tissue surrounding the follicular unit. The dissecting punch includes a non-circular shaft segment to reduce the transection rate of the follicular units during dissection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: James A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10014447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a primary particle comprised of a primary matrix material containing a population of semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein each primary particle further comprises an additive to enhance the physical, chemical and/or photo-stability of the semiconductor nanoparticles. A method of preparing such particles is described. Composite materials and light emitting devices incorporating such primary particles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nigel Pickett, Imad Naasani, James Harris
  • Patent number: D838350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Dennis Daniel Downs, Gary James Harris, Grant Armin Wilhelm