Patents by Inventor James J. Turk

James J. Turk 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: 11406744
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to extracorporeal blood processing or other processing of fluids. Volumetric fluid balance, a required element of many such processes, may be achieved with multiple pumps or other proportioning or balancing devices which are to some extent independent of each other. This need may arise in treatments that involve multiple fluids. Safe and secure mechanisms to ensure fluid balance in such systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Burbank, Dennis M. Treu, Daniel Joseph Rubery, Jr., Scott W. Newell, James M. Brugger, William J. Schnell, William K. Weigel, Steven A. White, Mark T. Wyeth, Jerome James, David Desouza, Joseph E. Turk, Jr., Garrett Casey
  • Publication number: 20100299257
    Abstract: A system and method for permitting gold or other commodities to circulate as currency requires a network of system users that participate in financial transactions where payment is made in units of gold. The gold is kept in secure storage at a deposit site for the benefit of the users. The payments in gold are effected through a computer system having data storage and transaction processing programs that credit or debit the units of account of gold held for the account of each system user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: James J. Turk
  • Patent number: 7206763
    Abstract: A system and method for permitting gold or other commodities to circulate as currency requires a network of system users that participate in financial transactions where payment is made in units of gold. The gold is kept in secure storage at a deposit site for the benefit of the users. The payments in gold are effected through a computer system having data storage and transaction processing programs that credit or debit the units of account of gold held for the account of each system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: GM Network Limited
    Inventor: James J. Turk
  • Patent number: 7143062
    Abstract: A system and method for permitting gold or other commodities to circulate as currency requires a network of system users that participate in financial transactions where payment is made in units of gold. The gold is kept in secure storage at a deposit site for the benefit of the users. The payments in gold are effected through a computer system having data storage and transaction processing programs that credit or debit the units of account of gold for the account of each system user. The system and method allows gold to circulate as an electronic payment through the global computer network (Internet) and/or private communication networks. The sum total of all circulating electronic gold (denominated in physical measures such as weights such as grams and/or ounces and fractions thereof) will equal the weight of all the gold held for safekeeping at the storage site(s) for the users of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: GM Network Limited
    Inventors: James J. Turk, Geoffrey Turk
  • Publication number: 20030191708
    Abstract: A system and method for permitting gold or other commodities to circulate as currency requires a network of system users that participate in financial transactions where payment is made in units of gold. The gold is kept in secure storage at a deposit site for the benefit of the users. The payments in gold are effected through a computer system having data storage and transaction processing programs that credit or debit the units of account of gold held for the account of each system user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: James J. Turk
  • Patent number: 6415271
    Abstract: A system and method to allow gold to circulate as digital cash through the global computer network (Internet) and/or private communication networks, in both hardwired and wireless systems, much like cash currently circulates in the physical world. A computer system is structured to allow the system user who is attached to the network to transfer digital data values based on gold units of account to or from a portable electronic device, such as a smartcard, and to or from other system users having compatible electronic devices. The sum total of all circulating digital data values will equal the weight of all the gold held for safekeeping at the storage site(s) for the users of the bank. The ownership of the electronic gold values is not transferred by a computer system executing debits and credits between individual accounts, but instead by individuals directly transferring the digital data values amongst themselves (as is done in cash transactions, i.e., without double-entry bookkeeping).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: GM Network Limited
    Inventors: James J. Turk, Geoffrey Turk
  • Publication number: 20020004779
    Abstract: A system and method to allow gold to circulate as digital cash through the global computer network (Internet) and/or private communication networks much like cash currently circulates in the physical world. A computer system (emint) will create digital representations of gold (ecoins). Each ecoin will represent a weight of gold held at a participating secure storage facility (storage site), and each ecoin is given by the emint a unique Digital Hallmark™ by which it can be distinguished and identified. The sum total of all circulating ecoins (denominated in physical measures such as weights such as grams and/or ounces and fractions thereof) will equal the weight of all the gold held for safekeeping at the storage site(s) for the users of the emint. The ownership of gold is not transferred by a computer system executing debits and credits between individual accounts, but instead by individuals directly transferring ecoins amongst themselves (as is done in cash transactions, i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 1999
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: JAMES J. TURK, GEOFFREY TURK
  • Patent number: 5983207
    Abstract: A system and method to allow gold to circulate as digital cash through the global computer network (Internet) and/or private communication networks much like cash currently circulates in the physical world. A computer system (emint) will create digital representations of gold (ecoins). Each ecoin will represent a weight of gold held at a participating secure storage facility (storage site), and each ecoin is given by the emint a unique Digital Hallmark.TM. by which it can be distinguished and identified. The sum total of all circulating ecoins (denominated in physical measures such as weights such as grams and/or ounces and fractions thereof) will equal the weight of all the gold held for safekeeping at the storage site(s) for the users of the emint. The ownership of gold is not transferred by a computer system executing debits and credits between individual accounts, but instead by individuals directly transferring ecoins amongst themselves (as is done in cash transactions, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventors: James J. Turk, Geoffrey Turk
  • Patent number: 5671364
    Abstract: A system and method for permitting gold or other commodities to circulate as currency requires a network of system users that participate in financial transactions where payment is made in units of gold. The gold is kept in secure storage at a deposit site for the benefit of the users. The payments in gold are effected through a computer system having data storage and transaction processing programs that credit or debit the units of account of gold held for the account of each system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Inventor: James J. Turk