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: 11865135
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Innate Biotherapeutics, LLC
    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: 11851698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a pathogen in cellular lysate by measuring pathogen-specific enzyme activity. The method comprises contacting the cellular lysate with a substrate the pathogen of interest recognizes and modifies, and obtaining a measurable, recordable, signal. The method may comprise detection of SARS-CoV viruses using the activity of SARS PLpro enzyme in tongue scrape lysate as a readout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Frauke Henrike Rininsland, Daniel James Kane
  • Publication number: 20230272450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a pathogen in cellular lysate by measuring pathogen-specific enzyme activity. The method comprises contacting the cellular lysate with a substrate the pathogen of interest recognizes and modifies, and obtaining a measurable, recordable, signal. The method may comprise detection of SARS-CoV viruses using the activity of SARS PLpro enzyme in tongue scrape lysate as a readout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: Mesa Photonics, LLC
    Inventors: Frauke Henrike Rininsland, Daniel James Kane
  • Publication number: 20230238764
    Abstract: A monolithic nonplanar ring oscillator (NPRO) laser with a large piezo-electric tuning range and high frequency slew rate, denoted as a ?NPRO, is described. A tuning range of 3.5 GHz with 192 volts applied, corresponding to a tuning coefficient of 18.2 MHz/volt was experimentally demonstrated. This performance was achieved by making the solid-state gain element small, with a small distance between a piezo-electric element bonded to the solid-state gain element and a first lase plane in the solid-state gain element. The entire nonplanar ring lasing path within the solid-state gain element may lie within the half of the solid-state gain element closest to the bonded piezo-electric element. This large frequency modulation span and wide frequency modulation bandwidth, combined with unsurpassed coherence and high power, make this an attractive laser for frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) LIDAR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, Kenji Numata, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Publication number: 20230124071
    Abstract: A passively Q-switched laser with adjustable pulse parameters and a method of controlling the pulse parameters is described. The laser has a pumped spot size in a gain element that may be adjusted to control the pulse energy. The laser has a laser resonator that may have a variable resonator length to control the pulse duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Publication number: 20230104691
    Abstract: A passively Q-switched laser with intracavity pumping is described. The passively Q-switched laser has an optically pumped gain element and a saturable absorber element. The optically pumped gain element is situated in an extended cavity of a VECSEL (Vertical Extended Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) so that the gain element is pumped by a circulating pump beam of the VECSEL. The passively Q-switched laser may produce output pulses at an eye-safe wavelength using a low gain laser transition and may use a plurality of surface emitting gain regions to pump the passively Q-switched laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Patent number: 11603552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a pathogen in cellular lysate by measuring pathogen-specific enzyme activity. The method comprises contacting the cellular lysate with a substrate the pathogen of interest recognizes and modifies, and obtaining a measurable, recordable, signal. The method may comprise detection of SARS-CoV viruses using the activity of SARS PLpro enzyme in tongue scrape lysate as a readout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Mesa Photonics, LLC
    Inventors: Frauke Henrike Rininsland, Daniel James Kane
  • Publication number: 20230071683
    Abstract: A laser resonator assembly and a method of assembly of the laser resonator assembly are described. The laser resonator assembly has a gain element and an output coupler that are placed in a gain element frame and output coupler frame, respectively. The output coupler may also be a saturable absorber element so that the laser resonator assembly emits Q-switched pulses. The frames provide heat dissipation and can be easily aligned and permanently affixed in an appropriate alignment. A laser using the laser resonator assembly can be assembled in a low-cost manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Publication number: 20230051912
    Abstract: A passively, Q-switched laser is described. The laser may operate at an eye-safe lasing wavelength of 1.34 microns and use a gain element of Nd:YVO4 and a saturable absorber element of V:YAG with a space separating the gain element and saturable absorber element. The Q-switched laser is pumped by a grating stabilized laser diode. The laser may be used in laser ranging applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Publication number: 20230033305
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems that may be used for providing quality control for audio samples. The audio samples may be speech samples of a user. The user may be participating in an audio interview.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventor: James A. Kane
  • Publication number: 20220376457
    Abstract: A passively, Q-switched laser operating at an eye safe wavelength of between 1.2 and 1.4 microns is described. The laser may operate at a lasing wavelength of 1.34 microns and use a gain element of Nd:YVO4 and a saturable absorber element of V:YAG. The systems and methods to produce short pulses having a pulse duration less than 1 ns and high energy pulses having pulse energies greater than 2 ?J are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Publication number: 20220368099
    Abstract: A frequency modulated, continuous wave (FMCW) laser using a microchip gain medium, an optical coupling element, and a tuning element is described. The laser may be part of a coherent laser ranging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Patent number: 11482828
    Abstract: A passively, Q-switched laser operating at an eye safe wavelength of between 1.2 and 1.4 microns is described. The laser may operate at a lasing wavelength of 1.34 microns and use a gain element of Nd:YVO4 and a saturable absorber element of V:YAG. The position of the resonator axial mode spectrum relative to a gain peak of the gain element is controlled to yield desired characteristics in the laser output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • Patent number: 11386919
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems that may be used for providing quality control for audio samples. The audio samples may be speech samples of a user. The user may be participating in an audio interview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AC Global Risk, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Kane
  • Publication number: 20220208215
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems that may be used for providing quality control for audio samples. The audio samples may be speech samples of a user. The user may be participating in an audio interview.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventor: James A. Kane
  • Publication number: 20220132089
    Abstract: An imaging device may have an array of image pixels that includes red, green, blue, and infrared pixels. The imaging device may include a dual-band filter that allows transmission of light in the visible band and in the near-infrared band and may include color processing circuitry that produces a color image with marked infrared regions. The color processing circuitry may include a standard color processing pipeline with a color correction matrix that produces a tone-mapped standard red, green, and blue image and may include infrared marking circuitry. The infrared marking circuitry may include hue angle determination circuitry, cell means determination circuitry, and near-infrared determination circuitry that determine portions of the image with high infrared reflectance to be marked. The infrared-marked tone-mapped standard red, green, and blue image may be output to a machine vision system to identify objects in the imaged scene with high infrared reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Orit SKORKA, Paul James KANE, David Wayne JASINSKI
  • Publication number: 20220106622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a pathogen in cellular lysate by measuring pathogen-specific enzyme activity. The method comprises contacting the cellular lysate with a substrate the pathogen of interest recognizes and modifies, and obtaining a measurable, recordable, signal. The method may comprise detection of SARS-CoV viruses using the activity of SARS PLpro enzyme in tongue scrape lysate as a readout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Mesa Photonics, LLC
    Inventors: Frauke Henrike Rininsland, Daniel James Kane
  • Patent number: 11042869
    Abstract: A payment object service receives a request from a giver to associate a payment amount to an object. The request includes one or more images of the object and recipient information, which the payment object service uses to determine whether the association between these images and the information is unique. If the association is unique, the payment object service updates a database to associate the payment amount to the object and enable redemption of the payment amount. When the payment object service receives a request to redeem at least a portion of the payment amount, the payment object service may use one or more images and recipient information obtained from the request to verify that the images and information together correspond to the object. Once the redemption is complete, the payment object service may update the database to specify the current remaining payment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Ryan Jezorek, Scott Kenneth Bishop, Brenda Renee' Campbell, Darren Ernest Canavor, Scott Donald Gregory, Jesper Mikael Johansson, David James Kane-Parry, Eric Michael Laird, Brian Young Lee, Ido Mittelman, Gregory Branchek Roth, James Arthur Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200412080
    Abstract: A passively, Q-switched laser operating at an eye safe wavelength of between 1.2 and 1.4 microns is described. The laser may operate at a lasing wavelength of 1.34 microns and use a gain element of Nd:YVO4 and a saturable absorber element of V:YAG. The position of the resonator axial mode spectrum relative to a gain peak of the gain element is controlled to yield desired characteristics in the laser output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas James Kane, John Lawrence Nightingale
  • 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