Patents by Inventor James Hunter

James Hunter 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: 20190250118
    Abstract: A detection apparatus and method arranged to detect defects within a flexible pipe at least partially surrounded by seawater. The detection apparatus comprises a seawater electrode, an impedance monitor and a processor. The seawater electrode is arranged to be in contact with seawater surrounding at least part of a flexible pipe. The impedance monitor is arranged to measure the impedance between a metallic structural component of the flexible pipe extending at least partially along the length of the flexible pipe and the seawater electrode in response to an electrical test signal applied to the seawater electrode. The processor is arranged to determine the distance from the seawater electrode to a pipe defect electrically connecting the metallic structural component to seawater using the measured impedance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas UK Ltd
    Inventors: John Cross McNab, Geoffrey Stephen Graham, Philip Michael Hunter Nott, Phillip Edward Harley, William James Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10379119
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to lateral flow immunoassay systems, devices and methods, for detecting analytes in biological samples. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to synthetic thread based lateral flow immunofluorescent assay systems, devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lumos Diagnostics IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: William Samuel Hunter, Sacha Marie Dopheide, Samantha Irene Couper, Mary Louise Garcia, Joy Ji Liu, Christopher James Hurren
  • Publication number: 20190235708
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for allowing a user to dynamically manage rich media content in an efficient and effective manner Tiles including media content, personalized video selections, content pack upgrades, and promotions for featured content are presented to a user. Each tile may include calls to view, purchase, discuss, rate, review, or read about associated content. Tiles may be presented as still images, logos, text, or live video. Multiple tiles may be manipulated using keyboard, mouse, touchpad, and/or touchscreen movements, motions, and gestures. In particular examples, an overlay provided on top of a tile mechanism provides a user with additional navigation and management options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Hunter, Christopher Chan, Vasanth Shenoy, James Collette, Do H. Chung, Allen Billings
  • Publication number: 20190223510
    Abstract: Devices for generating and releasing vapor. In particular, described herein are portable devices for generating a low-temperature inhalable vapor having an elongated tubular body containing a vaporization chamber and a battery-powered heater, a removable mouthpiece covering the vaporization chamber, a display configured to indicate the temperature of the vaporization chamber; a microcontroller configured to regulate the temperature of the vaporization chamber, and a control to select from among a variety of temperature settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Adam M. Bowen, Krista Hunter, James Monsees, Patrick A. Myall
  • Patent number: 10324057
    Abstract: A detection apparatus and method arranged to detect defects within a flexible pipe at least partially surrounded by seawater. The detection apparatus comprises a seawater electrode, an impedance monitor and a processor. The seawater electrode is arranged to be in contact with seawater surrounding at least part of a flexible pipe. The impedance monitor is arranged to measure the impedance between a metallic structural component of the flexible pipe extending at least partially along the length of the flexible pipe and the seawater electrode in response to an electrical test signal applied to the seawater electrode. The processor is arranged to determine the distance from the seawater electrode to a pipe defect electrically connecting the metallic structural component to seawater using the measured impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: John Cross McNab, Geoffrey Stephen Graham, Philip Michael Hunter Nott, Phillip Edward Harley, William James Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20190159534
    Abstract: Provided among other things is a safety glove for use on a hand with fingers with tear zones comprising: a seamless knitted liner (which can in embodiments substantially forms the glove) knitted throughout a safety zone with same yarn or mix of yarn, wherein one or more orthogonally knitted zones are knitted at a relatively low fabric density, wherein one or more orthogonally knitted zones are knitted at a relatively high fabric density, wherein the high and low density zones are configured to provide a four finger tear susceptibility of about 200 Newtons or less, wherein the safety zone includes the fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Amani Mathota, Eric Michael Thompson, James Hunter Moreland, James Patrick Thompson, Mario Emanuel Camargo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20190150507
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette apparatus including a first and second modules; the first removably connected to the second; wherein the first module includes a male connector, a tank, and an upper portion; wherein the second module includes a lower portion which removably connects to the upper portion of the first module to removably connect the first and second modules; and wherein the second module further includes a female connector and a battery device. The lower portion may include a top section having at least two tabs; and wherein the upper portion includes at least two slots into which the at least two tabs of the lower portion can be inserted to connect the upper and lower portions. The upper portion may include one or more ledges which assist in preventing the lower and upper portions from disconnecting, unless the upper portion is rotated with respect to the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Michael James Hunter
  • Patent number: 10295535
    Abstract: Clostridium difficile disease involves a range of clinical presentations ranging from carrier status with other causes of symptoms to mild and self-limiting diarrhea to life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis and megacolon. Cases of C. difficile are treated differently depending on the presence and then the severity of disease. Patients that are carriers may not receive treatment with concern of causing the disease. Mild to moderate cases may be treated with metronidazole while severe and relapsing cases are often treated with vancomycin or fidaxomicin. Current molecular assays are highly sensitive for detecting toxigenic C. difficile and cannot rule out carrier status. Utilization of a biomarker panel that includes C. difficile antigen (GDH), toxins A and B, and fecal lactoferrin allows clinicians to differentiate between a carrier state and active state of C. difficile and allows for monitoring to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TECHLAB, INC.
    Inventors: James Hunter Boone, David M. Lyerly, Robert J. Carman
  • Patent number: 10295536
    Abstract: Clostridium difficile disease involves a range of clinical presentations ranging from mild to self-limiting diarrhea to life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis and megacolon. Cases of C. difficile are treated differently depending on severity of disease. Mild and moderate cases may be treated with metronidazole while moderate-to-severe and relapsing cases are often treated with vancomycin or fidaxomicin. The presence of C. difficile disease is detected using a biomarker panel that includes C. difficile antigen (GDH), toxins A and B, and fecal lactoferrin. In patients suspected of C. difficile disease, if GDH is detected indicating the presence of C. difficile, and then toxins A and/or B are detected to indicate toxigenic C. difficile and support a diagnosis of C. difficile-associated disease, fecal lactoferrin concentrations are measured to determine severity of the disease by indicating the amount of intestinal inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TECHLAB, INC.
    Inventors: James Hunter Boone, David M. Lyerly, Tracy D. Wilkins, Robert J. Carman
  • Publication number: 20190143019
    Abstract: A method of assisting a heart for the operation of a ventricular assist device comprising the steps of implanting a cannula to the heart and deploying a stent within a left ventricle, a right ventricle, a left atrium, or a right atrium of the heart. The stent may be transferable from a first compact configuration to a second open configuration to facilitate implantation. The stent may also have a flared distal end to assist with alignment, positioning, and prevent outgrowth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: James Hunter Mehaffey, Mark Roeser, John A. Kern, Irving L. Kron, Gorav Ailawadi
  • Publication number: 20180315136
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for stormwater utility management that aids stormwater utilities in establishing fees, abatements, and tradeable stormwater credits using publicly available parcel database information. A stormwater support services computer in communication with publicly available data stores of parcel information rapidly assesses and generates a per-parcel stormwater utility fee based on estimated size of impervious surfaces on a parcel. Through use of publicly available parcel information to generate an estimated size of impervious surfaces on a parcel, a stormwater utility fee based on level of service is implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: James Hunter, Dong Hee Kang, Hye Jeong Lee
  • Publication number: 20180307039
    Abstract: A high power handling optical modulator and methods of fabricating the same are described. The method includes forming a number of electrostatically deflectable elements over a surface of a substrate, and forming a non-metallic, multilayer optical reflector over each electrostatically deflectable element. The multilayer optical reflector includes at least a first layer of high index material having a high index of refraction, a second layer of a low index material having a low index of refraction formed over the first layer, and a third layer of high index material also having a high index of refraction formed over the second layer. Generally, the high index materials and low index material are selected and deposited to maintain planarity of the multilayer optical reflector at operating temperature. In one embodiment, the high and low index materials include silicon-germanium and air respectively. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Payne, James Hunter, Lars Eng, Sae Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20180299664
    Abstract: A capacitive micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) structure or device and methods of making and operating the same are described. Generally, the MEMS device provides a large stroke while maintaining good damping, enabling fast beam steering and large scan angles. In one embodiment, the capacitive MEMS device includes a bottom electrode formed over a substrate; an electrically permeable damping structure formed over the bottom electrode, the electrically permeable damping structure including a first air-gap and a dielectric layer suspended above and separated from the bottom electrode by the first air-gap; and a plurality of movable members suspended above the damping structure and separated therefrom by a second air-gap, each of the plurality of movable members including a top electrode and being configured to deflect towards the bottom electrode by electrostatic force. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Payne, James Hunter, Lars Eng
  • Publication number: 20180162862
    Abstract: Described herein are compounds of Formula (I?), Formula (IA), Formulae (I)-(VII), pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, polymorphs, co-crystals, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, and prodrugs thereof. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions of the compounds for human and veterinary use. Compounds of the present invention are useful for inhibiting bacterial growth and therefore are useful in treating and/or preventing bacterial infections. Methods of using the compounds for treating and/or preventing a bacterial infection in a subject are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicants: President and Fellows of Harvard College, Evotec International GmbH
    Inventors: Christian M. Gampe, Daniel Evan Kahne, Suzanne Walker Kahne, Yuan Qia Cambridge, Stephen East, Alastair L. Parkes, Michelle South, James Hunter, Mark Whittaker, Martin Arthuis
  • Patent number: 9990398
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and stored instructions are described herein for inferring dimensional metadata from content of a query that references tables. A server analyzes the content of the query to determine which table(s) of the referenced tables could be fact tables and/or which table(s) of the referenced tables could be dimension tables. The server transforms the query to a transformed query that operates on a candidate fact table and candidate dimension table(s) of the referenced tables other than the candidate fact table. The transformed query, when executed, processes at least some data from dimension(s) using the candidate dimension table(s) before processing at least some data from the candidate fact table. Alternatively or additionally, the server generates an execution plan that operates on the candidate fact table and the candidate dimension table(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: James Hunter, Adam Kociubes
  • Publication number: 20180095267
    Abstract: Laser-based material processing systems including a Micro-Electromechanical System devices (MEMs) based reflective, optical modulator with dielectric mirrors for high power handling and methods of manufacturing and using the same are described. Generally, the system includes a workpiece support, a laser, a workpiece support, a laser, a MEMs based reflective, optical modulator to modulate a beam generated by the laser; and imaging optics to direct modulated light from the optical modulator onto a workpiece on the workpiece support. The optical modulator includes a number of surfaces with dielectric mirrors formed thereon to modulate the beam generated by the laser. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Payne, James Hunter, Lars Eng
  • Patent number: 9891682
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing power in a computing system using power controller(s). Power consumption information may be received from power sensors that measure power consumption of computing devices in a rack computing system, or that measure the power received or distributed by power distribution components such as power distribution units (PDUs) in the racks. A determination may be made whether the amount of power being currently consumed within a computing system exceeds a predetermined threshold. If so, control signal(s) may be sent to instruct the power controller(s) to alter characteristic(s), such as frequency, voltage, current, and so forth, of the power being supplied to one or more computing devices or other component(s). The power alteration may occur at one or more points in the power distribution system of one or more racks, such as at one or more PDUs, distribution circuits, breakers, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Phillip Czamara, Brock Robert Gardner, Osvaldo P. Morales, Robin McCulloch, James R. Hamilton, Jerry James Hunter, Nigel Martin McGee
  • Patent number: 9798239
    Abstract: A flow through Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) package and methods of operating a MEMS packaged using the same are provided. Generally, the package includes a cavity in which the MEMS is enclosed, an inlet through which a fluid is introduced to the cavity during operation of the MEMS and an outlet through which the fluid is removed during operation of the MEMS, wherein the package includes features that promote laminar flow of the fluid across the MEMS. The package and method are particularly useful in packaging spatial light modulators including a reflective surface and adapted to reflect and modulate a light beam incident thereon. Other embodiments are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Silicon Light Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Sano, Lars Eng, Alexander Payne, James Hunter
  • Patent number: 9537926
    Abstract: Network page latency reduction is facilitated by various embodiments. In one embodiment, a first distribution corresponding to a plurality of instances of a network page is estimated. A second distribution corresponding to a subset of the instances is also estimated. The network page is adapted based at least in part on a comparison of the first and second distributions in order to reduce network page latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Sehn, John M. Rauser, Jerry James Hunter
  • Publication number: 20160364735
    Abstract: A cross-platform mobile application reporting system is disclosed that generates analytical reports for a business entity sorted on an aggregated business metric. The reporting system receives a set of application properties for one or more mobile applications from a plurality of application stores. The reporting system extracts metadata about a plurality of publisher profiles from the application properties and clusters two or more of the plurality of publisher profiles based on a determined likelihood that the clustered publisher profiles represent the same business entity. The clustered publisher profiles and their mobile applications are associated with a business entity. The business metric for the mobile applications associated with the business entity is aggregated and an analysis report is generated based in part on the aggregated business metric. The report is sent, responsive to the request, for display to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas Ian McIntosh, Jie Teng, Kristin Kazue Yamauchi, Isabelle Fanchiu Engler, Mark Wilson Ungerer, Matthew James Hunter, Bertrand Schmitt