Patents by Inventor James Kane

James Kane 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: 10315398
    Abstract: Embodiments include articles, authentication methods and apparatus, and article manufacturing methods. An article includes a substrate with a first luminescent taggant, and an extrinsic feature with a second luminescent taggant, which is positioned proximate a portion of the article surface. The first and second taggants produce emissions in overlapping emission bands as a result of exposure to excitation energy. Above the extrinsic feature, the substrate and extrinsic feature emissions combine in the overlapping emission band to produce “confounded” emissions that are distinguishable from the substrate emissions taken alone. An authentication system determines whether, in a region corresponding to a “substrate-only” region of an authentic article, emissions having first emission characteristics are detected in the overlapping emission band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: William Ross Rapoport, Carsten Lau, James Kane
  • Patent number: 10313191
    Abstract: A method for identifying VLANs associated with a network includes gathering actual network element configuration data from a plurality of network elements in the network, wherein the actual network element configuration data identifies one or more VLANs that at least some of the plurality of network elements are actually allocated to; correlating the actual network element configuration data with administrative VLAN data; and determining one or more VLANs that are not commonly identified in both the actual network element configuration data and the administrative VLAN data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Ryan, Marcus Hadavi, Mike Renner, Raoul Alcala, John Kane, Hans Zeschin, Roberte Faber
  • Patent number: 10274378
    Abstract: A frequency resolved optical gating (FROG) system receives an ultrafast laser pulse as the “unknown wave” input to the system. The FROG system preferably generates a spectrogram (FROG trace) of the input pulse using a polarization gate, second harmonic generation or other FROG geometry. The system or method preferably analyzes the spectrogram using constrained outer products and principal component generalized projections to find characteristics of the unknown wave such as intensity and phase. Examples of constrained outer products include outer products that incorporate an external constraint such as spectral information or an internal constraint such as a relationship between the probe and gate components derived from the unknown wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mesa Photonics, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel James Kane
  • Publication number: 20190124110
    Abstract: A first computer is selected for testing. Information sent from a second computer system to the first computer is intercepted. The information is modified to be noncompliant with a communication protocol, thereby producing noncompliant information. A determination is made whether the first computer device has failed to provide a particular response to receipt of the noncompliant information, and an operation is performed based at least in part on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nima Sharifi Mehr, Christopher Dunn, Alexis Floyd, David James Kane-Parry, Volker Helmut Mosthaf, Christopher Gordon Williams
  • Patent number: 10266609
    Abstract: This invention relates to modifications of ?-1,6-D-glucans, e.g., structures according to Formula (I), and the ability of these compositions to modulate an immune response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Innate Biotherapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: James Michael Siedlecki, Gabriel Oscar Reznik, John James Kane, Hua Miao, Arthur F. Kluge, Ifat Rubin-Bejerano
  • Patent number: 10223524
    Abstract: Techniques for maintaining potentially compromised authentication information for a plurality of accounts may be provided. An individual piece of authentication information may be associated with one or more tags that indicate access rights with respect to requestors that also provide and maintain other potentially compromised authentication information. A subset of the potentially compromised authentication information may be determined based on the one or more tags in response to a request from a requestor for the potentially compromised authentication information. In an embodiment, the subset of the potentially compromised authentication information may be provided to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Kane-Parry, Darren Ernest Canavor, Jesper Mikael Johansson
  • Publication number: 20190049362
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided for a burr detection system. In a certain example, a burr detection system can include a test piece holder configured to hold a test piece, a robot arm, a test fabric holder disposed on a first end of the robot arm and configured to hold a test fabric, a force sensor coupled to the robot arm and configured to output force data associated with a force required to move the test fabric when the test fabric is contacting the surface of the test piece, and a controller configured to receive the force data and determine based on the force data a possible presence of a burr within an area of the test piece force data. In certain other examples, related methods for detecting burrs are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel James Kane, Ricole Allison Johnson
  • Patent number: 10185982
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides computer-implemented systems and processes for determining and analyzing a user review status for a first item purchased or otherwise selected by a user; automatically and periodically monitoring review statutes for various alternative items, which may include competing, substitute, or replacement items relative to the first item; and generating an item recommendation based at least in part on a determination of which alternative items may be more positively rated than the first item. When a determination is made that an alternative item may be earning more positive feedback than the first item of interest, the system notifies the user that a possibly better item is available. Candidate alternative items may be identified based on the user's browsing history, groups of related items, or other sources. Candidate items may be weighted based on various attributes of the reviews, including average rating, number of ratings, number of reviews, and type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David James Kane-Parry
  • Patent number: 10176318
    Abstract: Techniques for maintaining and updating authentication information for a plurality of accounts may be provided. In an example a first set of authentication information for the plurality of accounts may be maintained. A second set of authentication information that has been marked as potentially compromised may be received. A third set of authentication information may be generated based on the overlap between the first set of authentication information and the second set of authentication information. The first set of authentication information may be updated based at least in part on one or more security authentication protocols and the third set of authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Kane-Parry, Darren Ernest Canavor, Jesper Mikael Johansson
  • Patent number: 10173249
    Abstract: A method of cleaning calibration and other substrates that improves the correlation of measurements from calibration and product substrates and increases the useful life of the calibration substrates is herein disclosed. By exposing a calibration substrate to ultraviolet light, a reaction is triggered that results in the cleaning of the contaminants from the calibration substrate. For instance, monatomic oxygen is introduced to contaminants on the surface of a calibration substrate to remove the contaminants without inducing modifications in the substrate itself. Through the cleaning process, the temperature of the calibration substrate may be controlled to limit adverse effects caused by the overheating of the calibration substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Ding, Priya Mukundhan, James Kane, Steven Peterson, Fei Shen
  • Patent number: 10164997
    Abstract: A first computer is selected for testing. Information sent from a second computer system to the first computer is intercepted. The information is modified to be noncompliant with a communication protocol, thereby producing noncompliant information. A determination is made whether the first computer device has failed to provide a particular response to receipt of the noncompliant information, and an operation is performed based at least in part on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Sharifi Mehr, Christopher Dunn, Alexis Floyd, David James Kane-Parry, Volker Helmut Mosthaf, Christopher Gordon Williams
  • Publication number: 20180335503
    Abstract: A sound classification system for a vehicle includes a plurality of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphones disposed at the equipped vehicle and sensing sounds emanating from exterior of the equipped vehicle. A sound processor is operable to process outputs of the MEMS microphones to classify a source of sensed sounds. The sound processor processes the outputs to determine the direction and distance of the source of the sensed sounds relative to the equipped vehicle. The MEMS microphones are one of (i) incorporated in respective ones of a plurality of exterior viewing cameras of the equipped vehicle and (ii) attached at a surface of at least one window of the equipped vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Heinz B. Seifert, James Kane
  • Publication number: 20180201695
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for continuous polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers in a water-in-oil inverse emulsion under adiabatic conditions without the need for external cooling during the polymerization. The method comprises neutralizing a monomer composition comprising at least one acidic vinyl monomer with a base in an aqueous medium comprising water and water ice to form an aqueous monomer solution therefrom; homogenizing and degassing to form an inverse monomer emulsion; initiating polymerization; passing the inverse emulsion through a tube reactor without cooling, and flash evaporating a portion of the water from inverse emulsion to cool and concentrate the resulting polymer-containing inverse emulsion. During neutralization, the aqueous medium comprises an amount of water ice sufficient to maintain a temperature of 30° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: James Kane, James F. Durham
  • Publication number: 20180195957
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions, films and devices for sensing gas molecules. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to compositions, films and devices for sensing gas molecules utilizing optical sensing techniques having improved optical properties including a fluorinated protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: POLESTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: James Kane, Justin Harris, James Biagioni, Timothy Bortz
  • Publication number: 20180154014
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses embodiments in which cetuximab or a related cetuximab antibody is conjugated to ?-1,6-glucan oligomers. Thus, the present invention includes, among other things, compositions including cetuximab conjugated to one or more ?-1,6-glucan oligomers. The present invention further includes, among other things, methods of making and/or using such ?-1,6-glucan conjugates. In certain embodiments, a ?-1,6-glucan conjugate of the present invention is useful as a therapeutic or in a method of therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Gabriel Oscar Reznik, John James Kane, James Michael Siedlecki, Zuzana Dostalova, Isabelle Sansal-Castellano, Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, Hua Miao
  • Publication number: 20180120276
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions, films and devices for sensing gas molecules. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to compositions, films and devices for sensing gas molecules utilizing optical sensing techniques having improved optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: James Kane, Justin Harris, James Biagioni, Timothy Bortz
  • Patent number: 9958700
    Abstract: An optical modulator (12) for speckle suppression in a laser projection system includes a first planar transparent conductor (20); a second optionally transparent planar conductor (26); a diffusing element (22) disposed between the first and second conductor; and an alternating voltage applied across the first and second conductors creates in-plane movement or distortion in the diffusing element to reduce laser speckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin D. Lofftus, Paul James Kane, James Henry Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9891187
    Abstract: Systems that can measure small changes in ion concentrations and method of manufacturing and using those systems. The system includes a substrate, a plurality of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, each multi-walled carbon nanotube from the plurality of multi-walled carbon nanotubes having two ends and a surface extending between the two ends, one of the two ends being disposed on and operatively attached to the substrate, the other of the two ends not being disposed on the substrate, a number of organic molecules; each organic molecule bound to one multi-walled carbon nanotube, each organic molecule also having an end group with affinity for a predetermined ion(s), and a substantially nonconducting polymer deposited on a portion of each multiwalled carbon nanotube, the portion substantially not including locations on each multiwalled carbon nanotube at which each organic molecule is chelated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: POLESTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ranganathan Shashidhar, Yufeng Ma, James A. Kane
  • Patent number: 9870464
    Abstract: Techniques for maintaining potentially compromised authentication information for a plurality of accounts may be provided. An individual piece of authentication information may be associated with one or more tags that indicate access rights with respect to requestors that also provide and maintain other potentially compromised authentication information. A subset of the potentially compromised authentication information may be determined based on the one or more tags in response to a request from a requestor for the potentially compromised authentication information. In an embodiment, the subset of the potentially compromised authentication information may be provided to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Kane-Parry, Darren Ernest Canavor, Jesper Mikael Johansson
  • Patent number: 9838384
    Abstract: Techniques for marking or flagging an account as potentially being compromised may be provided. Information about the popularity of passwords associated with a plurality of accounts may be maintained. In an example, an account may be marked as potentially being compromised based at least in part on the information about the popularity of passwords and a password included in a request to change the password associated with the account. A notification indicating that an account has been marked as potentially compromised may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Kane-Parry, Darren Ernest Canavor, Jesper Mikael Johansson