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).

  • Publication number: 20200246689
    Abstract: A method of rewarding players for performing actions with respect to computer-implemented games is disclosed. An action by a user with respect to a computer game is detected. It is identified that the performing of the action by the user qualifies the user to participate in a mini game, the mini game having a plurality of stages. A reward to associate with a winning by the user of a stage of the plurality of stages is determined. The winning by the user of the stage of the plurality of stages is detected. Under certain circumstances, the user is provided with an option to participate in the additional stage of the plurality of stages in exchange for the user not receiving the reward, the additional stage of the plurality of stages being associated with an additional reward, the additional reward being greater than the reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: James Brett Nowak, Shawn Carnes, Michael Kane, Edward LeBreton, IV
  • Patent number: 10708256
    Abstract: A certificate manager allows a particular entity such as an individual computer system, computer application, or network service, to define a customized set of rules that are used to identify digital certificates that are trusted by the particular entity. When a digital certificate is presented to the entity, the certificate manager determines whether the digital certificate is trustworthy by examining the characteristics of the certificate such as the expiration of the certificate, the characteristics of the certificate authorities that signed the digital certificate, or the signing algorithms used to generate the digital signatures on the certificate. The certificate manager may be combined with trusted root CA stores, pinned certificate stores, and other certificate management systems to define a customized set of potentially trusted certificates based on the characteristics of the particular entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Kane-Parry, David Alan Blunt
  • Publication number: 20200153938
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, devices, and computer-implemented methods for providing secure access to a shared registration system of a domain name registry by generating authorization information associated with a domain name, storing the authorization information in an archive, receiving, from a non-registrar service provider, a request for access to functionality of a shared registration system of the domain name registry, where the request is associated with the domain name and includes authorization information, determining whether the received authorization information is valid using the archived authorization information, and allowing the non-registrar service provider access to the functionality of the SRS based on a determination that the second authorization information is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: James F. GOULD, Scott HOLLENBECK, Patrick KANE, Joseph WALDRON
  • Patent number: 10613020
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel James Kane, Ricole Allison Johnson
  • Patent number: 10616536
    Abstract: An imaging device may have a monochrome image sensor and a bi-chromatic image sensor. A beam splitter may split incident light between the two image sensors. The monochrome image sensor may have an array of broadband image sensor pixels that generate broadband image signals. The bi-chromatic image sensor may have an array of red and blue image pixels that generate red and blue image signals. The image sensors may be coupled to processing circuitry that performs processing operations on only the broadband image signals to produce monochrome images, or on the red, blue, and broadband image signals to produce color images. Processing operations used to produce color images may include chroma-demosaicking and/or point filter operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul James Kane, Robin Brian Jenkin
  • Patent number: 10574686
    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: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Sharifi Mehr, Christopher Dunn, Alexis Floyd, David James Kane-Parry, Volker Helmut Mosthaf, Christopher Gordon Williams
  • Publication number: 20200030360
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses embodiments in which a therapeutic antibody is conjugated to ?-1,6-glucan oligomers. Thus, the present invention includes, among other things, compositions including a therapeutic antibody 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: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Oscar Reznik, John James Kane, James Michael Siedlecki, Zuzana Dostalova, Isabelle Sansal-Castellano, Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, Hua Miao, Eric Steven Furfine
  • Patent number: 10538334
    Abstract: An aircraft seating assembly including a replaceable underseat passenger accommodation feature tray includes passenger seats incorporating in-flight entertainment (IFE) system components for the use of the occupying passengers or neighboring passengers in the seats immediately behind. The IFE system components are connected by internal cabling paths within the seating assembly to contact points, and seat electronic boxes (SEB) mounted to a replaceable passenger accommodation feature tray provide IFE services to the system components. The SEB is connected to a second set of contact points on the feature tray by cabling paths that circumvent the spreader and leg structures of the seating assembly. When the feature tray is fully mounted to the seating assembly, the SEB is connected to the IFE system components through the cabling paths and contact points at which the cabling paths terminate, each contact point on the feature tray having a counterpart in the seating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Pozzi, Martin McGinley, Stuart McKee, Ross Kane, James Briggs, Harry Clements
  • Patent number: 10542117
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, devices, and computer-implemented methods for providing secure access to a shared registration system of a domain name registry by generating authorization information associated with a domain name, storing the authorization information in an archive, receiving, from a non-registrar service provider, a request for access to functionality of a shared registration system of the domain name registry, where the request is associated with the domain name and includes authorization information, determining whether the received authorization information is valid using the archived authorization information, and allowing the non-registrar service provider access to the functionality of the SRS based on a determination that the second authorization information is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventors: James F. Gould, Scott Hollenbeck, Patrick Kane, Joseph Waldron
  • Patent number: 10523632
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing Registration Data Access Protocol (“RDAP”) responses. The method includes obtaining, at a RDAP client over a network, a RDAP query for RDAP data from a user; providing, by the RDAP client, the RDAP query to one or more thick RDAP services; obtaining an answer to the RDAP query from the one or more thick RDAP services; and providing the answer to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: VERISIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Kane, Marc Anderson, Scott Hollenbeck, Swapneel Sheth, Joseph Waldron, James Gould
  • Patent number: 10507380
    Abstract: A method of rewarding players for performing actions with respect to computer-implemented games is disclosed. An action by a user with respect to a computer game is detected. It is identified that the performing of the action by the user qualifies the user to participate in a mini game, the mini game having a plurality of stages. A reward to associate with a winning by the user of a stage of the plurality of stages is determined. The winning by the user of the stage of the plurality of stages is detected. Under certain circumstances, the user is provided with an option to participate in the additional stage of the plurality of stages in exchange for the user not receiving the reward, the additional stage of the plurality of stages being associated with an additional reward, the additional reward being greater than the reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: James Brett Nowak, Shawn Carnes, Michael Kane, Edward LeBreton, IV
  • Publication number: 20190329002
    Abstract: A system for delivering an implantable medical device includes a handle housing. An outer sheath is coupler secured to a proximal end of an outer sheath that is configured to cover at least a portion of the implantable medical device. An outer sheath drive assembly is operably coupled to the outer sheath coupler and is configured to translate the outer sheath relative to the handle housing. An actuation shaft coupler is secured to a proximal end of an activation shaft. An actuation shaft drive assembly is operably coupled to the actuation shaft coupler and is configured to cause the actuation shaft to translate relative to the handle housing and shift the implantable medical device from a first position and a second position in which the implantable medical device is radially expanded relative to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Peter James Keogh, Stephen J. Burke, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10423775
    Abstract: Entities of an organization may have difficulties generating and remembering strong passwords. A password management service may generate passwords with high entropy and aid entities in remembering generated passwords. The password management service may generate a list of passwords based on a seed value provided by the entities. The entities may then select a password from the list of passwords to be used at the entities' password. Furthermore, the entities may be allowed to save the list of passwords to aid the entities in remembering their selected password from the list of passwords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David James Kane-Parry, Phivos Costas Aristides, Darren Ernest Canavor, Scott Donald Gregory, Matthew Ryan Jezorek, Jesper Mikael Johansson, Brian Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20190288912
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James RYAN, Marcus HADAVI, Michael RENNER, Peter FABER, Raoul ALCALA, John KANE, Hans ZESCHIN
  • Patent number: 10406428
    Abstract: A method of rewarding players for performing actions with respect to computer-implemented games is disclosed. An action by a user with respect to a computer game is detected. It is identified that the performing of the action by the user qualifies the user to participate in a mini game, the mini game having a plurality of stages. A reward to associate with a winning by the user of a stage of the plurality of stages is determined. The winning by the user of the stage of the plurality of stages is detected. Under certain circumstances, the user is provided with an option to participate in the additional stage of the plurality of stages in exchange for the user not receiving the reward, the additional stage of the plurality of stages being associated with an additional reward, the additional reward being greater than the reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: James Brett Nowak, Shawn Carnes, Michael Kane, Edward LeBreton, IV
  • Publication number: 20190224004
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft defining an outer shaft lumen and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft lumen, the inner shaft defining a lumen extending through the inner shaft. An actuation mechanism extends through the lumen and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. The force translation rod includes a transition in electromagnetic permeability. The delivery system includes an inductive coil disposed relative to the force translation rod and positioned to detect a change in inductance resulting from the transition in electromagnetic permeability passing through the inductive coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Kevin Robert Poppe, Stephen J. Burke, Daniel J. Foster, Peter James Keogh, Bradley S. Swehla, Christopher Jay Scheff, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20190224010
    Abstract: A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft and an inner shaft translatable within the outer shaft. An internally exposed coil is disposed within the inner shaft and is electrically coupled to an externally exposed coil that can be used to inductively transmit a current flowing through the internally exposed coil. An actuation member extends within the inner shaft and includes a coupler, a force translation rod that extends proximally from the coupler and a plurality of push pull rods that extend distally from the coupler and that releasably couple to the implantable medical device. As the force translation rod moves relative to the internally exposed coil, an impedance varies in accordance with relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke, Kevin Robert Poppe, Peter James Keogh, Christopher Jay Scheff, Bradley S. Swehla, Laura Kathryn Irvine
  • Publication number: 20190223909
    Abstract: A drive assembly for use with a delivery catheter for delivering an implantable medical device includes a drive motor configured to be operably coupled to an inner shaft of the delivery catheter such that operation of the drive motor causes the inner shaft to translate relative to the outer shaft and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a position signal from a position sensor indicating a position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft as well as a motor signal indicating a rotational position of an output shaft of the drive motor. The controller is configured to output a control signal instructing operation of the drive motor based upon the indicated rotational position of the output shaft of the drive motor and the indicated position of the implantable medical device relative to the outer shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Peter James Keogh, Kevin Robert Poppe, Daniel J. Foster, Stephen J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20190222813
    Abstract: An imaging device may have a monochrome image sensor and a bi-chromatic image sensor. A beam splitter may split incident light between the two image sensors. The monochrome image sensor may have an array of broadband image sensor pixels that generate broadband image signals. The bi-chromatic image sensor may have an array of red and blue image pixels that generate red and blue image signals. The image sensors may be coupled to processing circuitry that performs processing operations on only the broadband image signals to produce monochrome images, or on the red, blue, and broadband image signals to produce color images. Processing operations used to produce color images may include chroma-demosaicking and/or point filter operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul James KANE, Robin Brian JENKIN
  • 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