Patents by Inventor James L. Jones

James L. Jones 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: 10779858
    Abstract: An endoluminal needle or punch is describes wherein the distal end of the endoluminal needle is able to articulate laterally out of the longitudinal axis of the steerable endoluminal needle. The endoluminal needle further comprise a blunted distal end configuration that is minimally traumatic. Under control by the user, at the proximal end of the endoluminal needle, a sharp stylet can be advanced to punch tissue and then be retracted to maximize safety. The endoluminal needle is configured for use within an introducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Lenker, Michael L. Jones, James A. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20200292934
    Abstract: One embodiment is a method that includes generating drop pattern information. The method may comprise receiving pattern information. The pattern information may include one or both of: a substrate pattern of a representative substrate; and a template pattern of a representative template. The method may further comprise receiving offset information about a particular substrate that is representative of a measured state of the particular substrate relative to a reference state. The drop pattern information may represent a plurality of positions to place droplets of formable material on the particular substrate. The method may further comprise outputting the drop pattern information that is representative of the formable material that fills a volume between the template and the particular substrate that is in the measured state and the formable material does not spread into a border region at an edge of the particular substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Logan L. Simpson, Steven Wayne Burns, Jason Battin, Niyaz Khusnatdinov, Christopher Ellis Jones, Craig William Cone, Wei Zhang, James W. Irving
  • Patent number: 10748343
    Abstract: A computer device is provided that includes an input device, a sensor device, a display device, and a processor. The processor is configured to detect a physical object in a physical environment based on sensor data received via the sensor device, measure one or more physical parameters of the physical object based on the sensor data, determine a physical behavior of the physical object based on the measured one or more physical parameters, present a graphical representation of the physical behavior of the physical object via the display device, generate a simulation of the physical behavior of the physical object based on the measured one or more physical parameters, receive a user input to modify the one or more physical parameters for the simulation via the input device, and present the simulation with the modified one or more physical parameters via the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Menard, Donna Katherine Long, James Michael Ratliff, Aaron Daniel Krauss, Evan L. Jones
  • Patent number: 10738153
    Abstract: Techniques regarding the synthesis of one or more polymers through one or more ring-opening polymerizations conducted within a flow reactor and facilitated by one or more anionic catalysts are provided. For example, one or more embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise functionalizing, via a post-polymerization reaction within a flow reactor, a chemical compound by covalently bonding a trimethylsilyl protected thiol to a pendent functional group of the chemical compound in a presence of a catalyst. The pendent functional group can comprise a perfluoroaryl group and a methylene group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. Park, James L. Hedrick, Victoria A. Piunova, Dmitry Zubarev, Gavin O. Jones, Robert M. Waymouth, Binhong Lin
  • Patent number: 10741975
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shield terminal assembly configured for attachment to a shielded cable includes a tubular inner ferrule having a flared attachment end configured to be disposed intermediate the shield conductor and the inner insulation layer of the cable and a crimped outer ferrule formed of sheet metal having a cable attachment portion that defines a pair of bypass crimp wings and a pair of insulation crimp wings. Each insulation crimp wing defines a prong having a pointed end that penetrates the outer insulation layer of the cable. The flared attachment end of the inner ferrule is located intermediate the bypass crimp wings and the insulation crimp wings when the outer ferrule is crimped to the shielded cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie L. Jones, Nicole L. Liptak, Michael D. Messuri, Jared Bilas, Michael J. Demonica, Christopher A. Margrave, Dominic A. Messuri, James P. Schuster
  • Publication number: 20200248873
    Abstract: Fluid dispensing assemblies are disclosed, for use in fluid supply packages in which such fluid dispensing assemblies as coupled to fluid supply vessels, for dispensing of fluids such as semiconductor manufacturing fluids. The fluid dispensing assemblies in specific implementations are configured to prevent application of excessive force to valve elements in the fluid dispensing assemblies, and/or for avoiding inadvertent or accidental open conditions of vessels that may result in leakage of toxic or otherwise hazardous or valuable gas. Also described are alignment devices for assisting coupling of coupling elements, e.g., coupling elements of fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, so that damage to such couplings as a result of misalignment is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel ELZER, Ying TANG, Barry L. CHAMBERS, Joseph D. SWEENEY, Shaun M. WILSON, Steven E. BISHOP, Steven ULANECKI, James V. MCMANUS, Oleg BYL, Christopher SCANNELL, Edward E. JONES, Joseph R. DESPRES
  • Publication number: 20200176965
    Abstract: A cable management system for a cable system of a vehicle. The cable management system including a retainer having rails configured to be attached to a wire harness of the cable system. The wire harness may include cable ties that comprise of a plug configured to attach to a vehicle frame. The wire harness may also include an edge clip to also aid in the fastening of the wire harness to the vehicle. The wire harness may also include component cables attached similarly to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Karma Automotive LLC
    Inventors: James L. JONES, Javier HERNANDEZ
  • Publication number: 20200155052
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a housing, a plurality of sampling and analysis sites contained within the housing, each of the sampling and analysis sites having a skin-penetration member having a first end configured to pierce the skin, and an inner lumen in communication with the first end, an actuator operatively associated with the skin-penetration member, and an analyte quantification member in fluid communication with the inner lumen of the skin-penetration member. Integrated devices including such arrangements are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Craig M. LITHERLAND, Jeffrey L. EMERY, Raul ESCUTIA, James W. PFEIFFER, Jeffrey M. JONES
  • Publication number: 20200127421
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shield terminal assembly configured for attachment to a shielded cable includes a tubular inner ferrule having a flared attachment end configured to be disposed intermediate the shield conductor and the inner insulation layer of the cable and a crimped outer ferrule formed of sheet metal having a cable attachment portion that defines a pair of bypass crimp wings and a pair of insulation crimp wings. Each insulation crimp wing defines a prong having a pointed end that penetrates the outer insulation layer of the cable. The flared attachment end of the inner ferrule is located intermediate the bypass crimp wings and the insulation crimp wings when the outer ferrule is crimped to the shielded cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Leslie L. Jones, Nicole L. Liptak, Michael D. Messuri, Jared Bilas, Michael J. Demonica, Christopher A. Margrave, Dominic A. Messuri, James P. Schuster
  • Patent number: 10617548
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20200102982
    Abstract: A center bearing assembly for use in a motor vehicle. The center bearing assembly includes a cushion portion having an axially extending bearing aperture therein having a size and shape to receive and/or retain at least a portion of a bearing assembly therein. The cushion portion of the center bearing assembly has one or more first retention portions that are selectively engagable with one or more second retention portions of a bracket portion. When the one or more first retention portions of the cushion portion are engaged with the one or more second retention portions of the bracket portion, the cushion portion is prevented from being rotated relative to the bracket portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: James L. Holman, Bradley S. Jones
  • Publication number: 20200093298
    Abstract: A table cover system with an affixed garbage bag on one end. The table cover can be unrolled onto a table top with the garbage bag unrolled on one end of the cover. This allows for rubbish to be easily and quickly disposed of from the top of the table. The table cover can also be rolled over all remaining rubbish and garbage and stuffed into the garbage bag for easy disposal. The top face of the table cover can include printed elements, such as interactive games, team logos, or icons or characters from popular movies and television. Other options would include menus, schedules, or meeting information which may be printed directly to the table cover or attached after the cover is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: James P. Jones, Jackie L. McKenzie, Shadrach Spight
  • Publication number: 20200020166
    Abstract: A computer device is provided that includes an input device, a sensor device, a display device, and a processor. The processor is configured to detect a physical object in a physical environment based on sensor data received via the sensor device, measure one or more physical parameters of the physical object based on the sensor data, determine a physical behavior of the physical object based on the measured one or more physical parameters, present a graphical representation of the physical behavior of the physical object via the display device, generate a simulation of the physical behavior of the physical object based on the measured one or more physical parameters, receive a user input to modify the one or more physical parameters for the simulation via the input device, and present the simulation with the modified one or more physical parameters via the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Robert MENARD, Donna Katherine LONG, James Michael RATLIFF, Aaron Daniel KRAUSS, Evan L. JONES
  • Publication number: 20200010613
    Abstract: Techniques regarding the synthesis of one or more polymers through one or more ring-opening polymerizations conducted within a flow reactor and facilitated by one or more anionic catalysts are provided. For example, one or more embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise functionalizing, via a post-polymerization reaction within a flow reactor, a chemical compound by covalently bonding a trimethylsilyl protected thiol to a pendent functional group of the chemical compound in a presence of a catalyst. The pendent functional group can comprise a perfluoroaryl group and a methylene group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. Park, James L. Hedrick, Victoria A. Piunova, Dmitry Zubarev, Gavin O. Jones, Robert M. Waymouth, Binhong Lin
  • Publication number: 20200010610
    Abstract: Techniques regarding the synthesis of polyesters and/or polycarbonates through one or more ring-opening polymerizations conducted within a flow reactor and facilitated by a urea anion catalyst and/or a thiourea catalyst are provided. For example, one or more embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise polymerizing, via a ring-opening polymerization within a flow reactor, a cyclic monomer in the presence an organocatalyst comprising a urea anion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. Park, James L. Hedrick, Victoria A. Piunova, Dmitry Zubarev, Gavin O. Jones, Robert M. Waymouth, Binhong Lin
  • Publication number: 20200010612
    Abstract: Techniques regarding the synthesis of one or more polymers through one or more ring-opening polymerizations conducted within a flow reactor and facilitated by one or more anionic catalysts are provided. For example, one or more embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise polymerizing, via a ring-opening polymerization within a flow reactor, a cyclic monomer in the presence of one or more anionic organocatalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Nathaniel H. Park, James L. Hedrick, Victoria A. Piunova, Dmitry Zubarev, Gavin O. Jones, Robert M. Waymouth, Binhong Lin
  • Patent number: 10525442
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for controlling metals in a liquid are described. The liquid is contacted with a hexahydrotriazine and/or a hemiaminal material, and metal is adsorbed from the liquid onto the material. The hexahydrotriazine and/or hemiaminal material may be made from a diamine and an aldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki, Gavin O. Jones
  • Patent number: 10520191
    Abstract: A controller for an oil fired burner for operating the ignitor initially in an interrupted mode, and instructing the burner to switch to intermittent ignition for a plurality of call-for-heat (“CFH”) cycles if it is determined that the flame quality is insufficient during the flame-proved period. On the last predetermined iteration cycle, a reset condition occurs; setting a counter back to zero, and a retry ignition is performed to operate once again in interrupted ignition mode. When the apparatus is in interrupted ignition mode, if the current CFH cycle ends normally by satisfying the call, the ignition will remain in the interrupted ignition mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Carlin Combustion Technology, Inc
    Inventors: Lawrence C. Moon, Jr., Marc R. Bryden, James L. Jones
  • Patent number: 10441205
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a housing, a plurality of sampling and analysis sites contained within the housing, each of the sampling and analysis sites having a skin-penetration member having a first end configured to pierce the skin, and an inner lumen in communication with the first end, an actuator operatively associated with the skin-penetration member, and an analyte quantification member in fluid communication with the inner lumen of the skin-penetration member. Integrated devices including such arrangements are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Litherland, Jeffrey L. Emery, Raul Escutia, James W. Pfeiffer, Jeffrey M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10408483
    Abstract: A device detects that a first wearable device has connected to a network. The device receives user preferences from the first wearable device. The device identifies a set point corresponding to a climate parameter. The device receives climate information corresponding to the climate parameter from one or more sensors. The device determines whether the climate information is within a threshold percentage of the set point, and based on the determination that the climate information is not within the threshold percentage of the set point, the device adjusts the set point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Carey, Bryan M. Jones, Aditi Rajagopal, Ryan L. Rossiter