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: 11101628
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventors: James L. Jones, Javier Hernandez
  • 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
  • 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: 9740478
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for identifying software development teams causing operation incidents when changing and deploying code is provided. The method includes the steps of: collecting data regarding i) a number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and ii) a total number of incident reports; generating a time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and a time series for the total number of incident reports created; performing causality testing between the time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and the time series for the total number of incident reports created; and determining whether the total number of incident reports created can be expressed in terms of the number of deployed change requests for any of the software teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yurdaer N. Doganata, James L. Jones, David L. Leigh
  • Patent number: 9710258
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for identifying software development teams causing operation incidents when changing and deploying code is provided. The method includes the steps of: collecting data regarding i) a number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and ii) a total number of incident reports; generating a time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and a time series for the total number of incident reports created; performing causality testing between the time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and the time series for the total number of incident reports created; and determining whether the total number of incident reports created can be expressed in terms of the number of deployed change requests for any of the software teams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yurdaer N. Doganata, James L. Jones, David L. Leigh
  • Publication number: 20160350692
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for detecting changes in behavior of developers in a software development process is provided which includes the steps of: using a frequency of a number of daily software commits (Nc) and an average number of files submitted per software commit (Nf) to detect when given instances of (Nc, Nf) are below a first predetermined threshold, which is a first indicator of developer behavior under pressure; using, for comparison, an average number of messages exchanged daily by members of a plurality of software development teams to detect when a number of messages exchanged daily by members of a given software development team is below a second predetermined threshold, which is a second indicator of the developer behavior under pressure; and generating an alert if either the first indicator or the second indicator of the developer behavior under pressure occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yurdaer N. Doganata, James L. Jones, David L. Leigh
  • Publication number: 20160350203
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for identifying software development teams causing operation incidents when changing and deploying code is provided. The method includes the steps of: collecting data regarding i) a number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and ii) a total number of incident reports; generating a time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and a time series for the total number of incident reports created; performing causality testing between the time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and the time series for the total number of incident reports created; and determining whether the total number of incident reports created can be expressed in terms of the number of deployed change requests for any of the software teams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yurdaer N. Doganata, James L. Jones, David L. Leigh
  • Publication number: 20160350103
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for identifying software development teams causing operation incidents when changing and deploying code is provided. The method includes the steps of: collecting data regarding i) a number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and ii) a total number of incident reports; generating a time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and a time series for the total number of incident reports created; performing causality testing between the time series for the number of deployed change requests for each of the software development teams and the time series for the total number of incident reports created; and determining whether the total number of incident reports created can be expressed in terms of the number of deployed change requests for any of the software teams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yurdaer N. Doganata, James L. Jones, David L. Leigh
  • Patent number: 8275109
    Abstract: Administering participant attendance of teleconferences, including monitoring present call status of a user's telephone. In dependence upon one or more calendar events representing previously scheduled teleconferences, a teleconference administration device determines whether the present call status of the user's telephone conflicts with a previously scheduled teleconference. If the present call status of the user's telephone conflicts with a previously scheduled teleconference, the teleconference administration device notifies prospective participants of the conflict.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jan E. Acosta, Carrie J. Bracht, James L. Jones, Karen A. Rosengren, Elizabeth V. Woodward
  • Publication number: 20110302227
    Abstract: A management system and method for facilitating the management of data and events. The system includes a server, a processor, and a feed in communication with the server. The feed provides real-time information relating to a predetermined group of people and/or facilities. The processor is operable to process the information delivered by the feed and update a first database. The system also includes a computer processing unit (CPU), an interface and a document associating circuit. The CPU processes the server and the second database so as to provide information onto a display. The document associating circuit is operable to process the first and second databases so as to associate documents stored in the first and second databases with each event displayed on the calendar and deliver the associated document with a selected event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: James L. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 8017926
    Abstract: A collimator including a housing having disposed therein a shield element surrounding a converter core in which a photon beam is generated from electrons emanating from a linear accelerator. A beam channeler longitudinally adjacent the shield element has a beam aperture therethrough coaxially aligned with, and of the same diameter as, an exit bore of the converter core. A larger entry bore in the converter core is coaxial with, and longitudinally separated from, the exit bore thereof. Systems incorporating the collimator are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Allliance, LLC
    Inventors: Daren R. Norman, Woo Y. Yoon, James L. Jones, Kevin J. Haskell, Brion D. Bennett, Charles W. Tschaggeny, Warren F. Jones
  • Publication number: 20100306265
    Abstract: A management system and method for facilitating the management of data and events. The system includes a server, a processor, and a feed in communication with the server. The feed provides real-time information relating to a predetermined group of people and/or facilities. The processor is operable to process the information delivered by the feed and update a first database. The system also includes a computer processing unit (CPU), an interface and a document associating circuit. The CPU processes the server and the second database so as to provide information onto a display. The document associating circuit is operable to process the first and second databases so as to associate documents stored in the first and second databases with each event displayed on the calendar and deliver the associated document with a selected event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: James L. Jones, III
  • Publication number: 20100262610
    Abstract: Identifying subject matter experts including receiving, by an SME search engine from a user, a search request including text corresponding to a particular subject matter; finding, in one or more information repositories, in dependence upon the text of the search request, one or more resources, including determining for each resource a credibility rating; identifying one or more potential subject matter experts associated with the resources; calculating, for each of the potential subject matter experts, in dependence upon the credibility rating of the each resource, a weighted expert score representing an estimated level of expertise for each potential subject matter expert; and returning, to the user by the SME search engine as one more search results, the potential subject matter experts in order of the weighted expert scores along with resources associated with the potential subject matter experts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: JAN E. ACOSTA, CARRIE J. BRACHT, JAMES L. JONES, KAREN A. ROSENGREN, ELIZABETH V. WOODWARD
  • Publication number: 20100246792
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and products for administering participant attendance of teleconferences, including monitoring, by a teleconference administration device comprising one or more modules of automated computing machinery, present call status of a user's telephone; determining, by the teleconference administration device in dependence upon one or more calendar events representing previously scheduled teleconferences, whether the present call status of the user's telephone conflicts with a previously scheduled teleconference; and if the present call status of the user's telephone conflicts with a previously scheduled teleconference, notifying, by the teleconference administration device, prospective participants of the conflict.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jan E. Acosta, Carrie J. Bracht, James L. Jones, Karen A. Rosengren, Elizabeth V. Woodward
  • Publication number: 20100091378
    Abstract: A collimator including a housing having disposed therein a shield element surrounding a converter core in which a photon beam is generated from electrons emanating from a linear accelerator. A beam channeler longitudinally adjacent the shield element has a beam aperture therethrough coaxially aligned with, and of the same diameter as, an exit bore of the converter core. A larger entry bore in the converter core is coaxial with, and longitudinally separated from, the exit bore thereof. Systems incorporating the collimator are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: DAREN R. NORMAN, WOO Y. YOON, JAMES L. JONES, KEVIN J. HASKELL, BRION D. BENNETT, CHARLES W. TSCHAGGENY, WARREN F. JONES
  • Patent number: 7643703
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to image change detection systems, methods, and articles of manufacture. According to one aspect, a method of identifying differences between a plurality of images is described. The method includes loading a source image and a target image into memory of a computer, constructing source and target edge images from the source and target images to enable processing of multiband images, displaying the source and target images on a display device of the computer, aligning the source and target edge images, switching displaying of the source image and the target image on the display device, to enable identification of differences between the source image and the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: James L. Jones, Gordon D. Lassahn, Gregory D. Lancaster
  • Patent number: 7593124
    Abstract: A system or method for managing devices (collectively “device management system”) is disclosed. The device management system uses a matrix, table or other data structure technique (collectively “data structure”) to configure the input parameter(s) for one or more devices. The data structure can be modified in a dynamic or static fashion to accommodate different device configurations and different device interactions. Use of the data structure can eliminate the need for multi-level “nested if” statements that are complex, deep, and difficult to modify without causing an unforeseen error. The data structure can encapsulate the hardware specific characteristics of the various devices so that the application software written for the various devices can be written independent of the hardware-specific characteristics of the devices. Thus, the data structure can act as an interface between hardware-specific characteristics relating to the various devices and various user interactions and other related factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongmin Sheng, Yuan Wu, Kenneth John Russel, James L. Jones, III
  • Patent number: 7508909
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting a sealed container is disclosed and which includes a pulsed electron accelerator which is positioned in spaced relation relative to a first side of the sealed container, and which produces a pulsed beam of photons which passes through the sealed container and any contents enclosed within the sealed container; a detector positioned in spaced relation relative to a second, opposite side of the sealed container, and which receives the pulsed beam of photons which passes through the contents of the sealed container, and which produces an output signal; and a computer for developing a visible image from the output signal of the detector which depicts the contents of the sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: J. Frank Harmon, James L. Jones, Alan W. Hunt, Randy J. Spaulding, Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 7443049
    Abstract: A charging system for a battery of a vehicle comprises an electrical interface module that includes first and second electrical interfaces. An inverter module communicates with the electrical interface module and the battery and has a first state and a second state. In the first state, the inverter module allows the battery to be charged through the first electrical interface when a voltage source is connected to the first electrical interface, the vehicle is off, and a charge level of the battery is less than a threshold. In the second state, the inverter module allows the battery to provide power to the second electrical interface when a voltage source is not connected to the first electrical interface, the vehicle is on, and/or the charge level of the battery is greater than or equal to the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: James L Jones, Sam Y Guo, Chidambarakrishnan L Rajesh
  • Patent number: 7268447
    Abstract: An automotive power control center that includes a housing, a first conductor coupled to the housing, a second conductor, a control circuit, which is coupled to the housing, and a semiconductor. The second conductor is coupled to the housing and insulated from the first conductor. The solid-state device includes a first terminal, which is electrically coupled to the first conductor, a second terminal, which is electrically coupled to the second conductor, and a third terminal, which is electrically coupled to the control circuit. The solid-state device is configured to selectively control transmission of electricity between the first and second terminals in response to a signal transmitted from the control circuit through the third terminal. In some embodiments the solid-state device may be removably coupled to the housing. In other embodiments, the solid-state device may be fixedly coupled to the various conductors and terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J Russel, James L Jones, Baris Arakelian, Alexander Shoshiev