Patents by Inventor James Logan

James Logan 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: 20190129005
    Abstract: A radar system is described that uses microwave emitters to sense, classify and determine the contents of small containers that are used in transport or storage. The characteristics of these contents can be determined by orienting a set of microwave emitters and receptors around the containers. Correlating the results of the data obtained from the emitters and receptors, the volume and type of the contents of the containers can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: James Logan, John T. Apostolos, William Mouyos, Jeffrey Duke Logan, Paul Gili
  • Patent number: 10106086
    Abstract: A structure for a vehicle includes a lower frame member and an upper frame member. A pillar extends from the lower frame member to the upper frame member and a step is carried by the pillar between the lower frame member and upper frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Joseph N. Eckstein, Eric A. Watterworth, James Logan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180281686
    Abstract: A structure for a vehicle includes a lower frame member and an upper frame member. A pillar extends from the lower frame member to the upper frame member and a step is carried by the pillar between the lower frame member and upper frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph N. Eckstein, Eric A. Watterworth, James Logan, JR.
  • Patent number: 10086693
    Abstract: A fuel cap barrier kit is basically provided with a movable barrier and an attachment member. The movable barrier is dimensioned and structured to be attached to a vehicle body at a location in which the movable barrier is disposed in front of a fuel cap and is underneath a filler compartment door. The movable barrier is movable between an inlet accessible position in which the movable barrier permits user access to the fuel cap and an inlet blocking position in which the movable barrier is disposed in front of the fuel cap. The attachment member is configured to fixedly attach the movable barrier to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek James Logan, Michael Betts, Thomas Scott Dennis, Elwyn Jones, Roman Pense
  • Publication number: 20170371481
    Abstract: A mobile device with an enhanced touchscreen is described, the touchscreen incorporating input from an enhanced fingerprint reader that is capable of determining which finger is touching the screen and assigning different functionality to each finger. The specific finger that is used and the location of hovering fingers are mapped into commands for the operating system and other software on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: James Logan
  • Patent number: 9845025
    Abstract: The rigid T-rail conductor system is configured to support a contact wire in an overhead railway electrification system. The rigid T-rail includes a first rail configured to be disposed in an overhead position of the railway electrification system. The rigid rail includes a keeper disposed on a side of the first rail, the keeper configured to be movable. When the keeper is in the first position, the keeper holds and affixes the wire on the first rail. When the keeper is in the second position, the keeper allows the wire to be installed or to be removed from the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: David Eric Parsons, James Logan, Michael D. Haines
  • Publication number: 20170355262
    Abstract: A fuel cap barrier kit is basically provided with a movable barrier and an attachment member. The movable barrier is dimensioned and structured to be attached to a vehicle body at a location in which the movable barrier is disposed in front of a fuel cap and is underneath a filler compartment door. The movable barrier is movable between an inlet accessible position in which the movable barrier permits user access to the fuel cap and an inlet blocking position in which the movable barrier is disposed in front of the fuel cap. The attachment member is configured to fixedly attach the movable barrier to the vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Derek James Logan, Michael BETTS, Thomas Scott DENNIS, Elwyn JONES, Roman PENSE
  • Patent number: 9821696
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door frame, which generally defines a door opening. An assist handle is movably attached to the door frame. The assist handle is movable between a retracted position, proximal to the door frame, and a deployed position, distal from the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: James Logan, Jr., Richard J. Lange
  • Publication number: 20170320420
    Abstract: A door assembly includes a door frame, which generally defines a door opening. An assist handle is movably attached to the door frame. The assist handle is movable between a retracted position, proximal to the door frame, and a deployed position, distal from the door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: James Logan, JR., Richard J. Lange
  • Publication number: 20170216728
    Abstract: An augmented reality game is described that incorporates the physical environment of a room and a set of game objects such as toy soldiers. The physical environment and the game objects are loaded into the game, and the player conducts the game play by moving the game object while the computer simulates the action. The player has the ability to manipulate time as well as the physical environment and game objects as the game is played.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: James Logan, Sean Joseph, Richard Baker, Sam Murley, Julia Logan, Morgan Logan, Sydney Sieper, Coleman Sieper
  • Publication number: 20160328371
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to enable updating of an output text. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises generating a new message for each updateable data element based on a predetermined indication. The method of this embodiment may also include determining a classification for each new message by comparing each new message with a corresponding message that describes the updateable data element. The method of this embodiment may also include generating an additional document plan tree that contains at least a portion of the new messages. The method of this embodiment may also include combining the additional document plan tree with an original document plan tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Alasdair James LOGAN, Ehud Baruch REITER
  • Publication number: 20160314522
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for generating a lease-purchase agreement including a non-transitory computer-readable medium with software instructions a processor configured to execute the software instructions to cause the system to couple to a front end client including a customer interface including an approval and order session, to process a customer application by verifying a customer in the approval session, and switching to the order session to enable an approved customer to select a good, review an estimate, select a payment option, and order a good. The customer can review an initial and monthly payment, optionally select a user-definable early purchase option payment amount if applicable, and sign a lease agreement generated by the system. The front end client can be a web coupled device, where the approval and order sessions transmit over the Internet, or a kiosk device that displays the approval and order sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Barry Lee Kabello, Gregory Adam Shulman, James Thomas Villalon, Andrew Etter Brown, Daniel James Logan, Connor Louis Sage, Michael Brian Jackson, Kevin John Hogan, Benjamin Cory Bruckhart
  • Patent number: 9336193
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to enable updating of an output text. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises generating a new message for each updateable data element based on a predetermined indication. The method of this embodiment may also include determining a classification for each new message by comparing each new message with a corresponding message that describes the updateable data element. The method of this embodiment may also include generating an additional document plan tree that contains at least a portion of the new messages. The method of this embodiment may also include combining the additional document plan tree with an original document plan tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Arria Data2Text Limited
    Inventors: Alasdair James Logan, Ehud Baruch Reiter
  • Publication number: 20150169522
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to enable updating of an output text. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises generating a new message for each updateable data element based on a predetermined indication. The method of this embodiment may also include determining a classification for each new message by comparing each new message with a corresponding message that describes the updateable data element. The method of this embodiment may also include generating an additional document plan tree that contains at least a portion of the new messages. The method of this embodiment may also include combining the additional document plan tree with an original document plan tree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Alasdair James LOGAN, Ehud Baruch REITER
  • Publication number: 20140315661
    Abstract: A tee holder article of manufacture for holding golf tees provides one or more loops of material, each loop sized to hold a golf tee, mounted to a backing. The tee holder is attached to an item of apparel, such as a hat or visor, at an attachment portion of the backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: James Logan Brown, Bradley Ryan Roofner
  • Patent number: 8348291
    Abstract: A suspension strut includes a suspension strut bearing and a deflector seal. The suspension strut bearing has an upper portion mounted above a lower portion and a bearing seal mounted therebetween. The upper portion does not rotate with a steerable assembly while the lower portion does, with the upper portion including a lower surface adjacent to a seal opening. The deflector seal is elastomeric and is a toroidal shape, having a radially inner portion and a radially outer portion. The inner portion is secured against the lower portion of the strut bearing, and the outer portion is cantilevered outward from the inner portion to allow for elastic flexing of the outer portion. The outer portion allows for upward elastic flexing into contact with the lower surface of the upper portion of the strut bearing when a fluid or contaminant impinges upon a lower surface of the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Myron P. Sedman, David M. Caldwell, Ferdous M. Ghazi, James Logan, Jr., William A. Morris
  • Patent number: 7604792
    Abstract: A method can, in one general aspect, include steps for the recovery of potassium sulfate and mirabilite from glaserite. In another general aspect, a method includes dissolving glaserite in water at an elevated temperature to produce a saturated or nearly saturated solution, and cooling the solution to a temperature where potassium sulfate and mirabilite will crystallize from the solution as stable phases. In yet another general aspect, a method includes adding glaserite to a saturated solution of glaserite in water and mixing for enough time at a temperature where the glaserite will decompose into potassium sulfate and mirabilite as stable phases. In yet another general aspect, a method includes separating potassium sulfate from mirabilite using a froth floatation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Searles Valley Minerals Operations Inc.
    Inventor: James Logan Fairchild
  • Patent number: 7540889
    Abstract: The process for preparing a refinery feedstock from black liquor soap comprising adding excess alcohol (preferably methanol) to black liquor soap. Acid is then added to the mixture to drop the pH of the mixture to approximately 2 to convert carboxylate salt of fatty and resin acids to the free fatty and resin acids. In the reaction process, the free fatty and resin acids react with the alcohol, with the aid of the acid catalyst, to yield the desired ester products. The resulting feedstock can be distilled or refined to yield sterols and related alcohols, biodiesel and other fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Bluekey Energy Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James Logan, Phillip Richard Pearce, David George Dick
  • Publication number: 20090104106
    Abstract: A method can, in one general aspect, include steps for the recovery of potassium sulfate and mirabilite from glaserite. In another general aspect, a method includes dissolving glaserite in water at an elevated temperature to produce a saturated or nearly saturated solution, and cooling the solution to a temperature where potassium sulfate and mirabilite will crystallize from the solution as stable phases. In yet another general aspect, a method includes adding glaserite to a saturated solution of glaserite in water and mixing for enough time at a temperature where the glaserite will decompose into potassium sulfate and mirabilite as stable phases. In yet another general aspect, a method includes separating potassium sulfate from mirabilite using a froth floatation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: James Logan Fairchild
  • Publication number: 20080092168
    Abstract: A system for utilizing metadata created either at a central location for shared use by connected users, or at each individual user's location, to enhance user's enjoyment of available broadcast programming content. A variety of mechanisms are employed for automatically and manually identifying and designating programming segments, associating descriptive metadata which the identified segments, distributing the metadata for use at client locations, and using the supplied metadata to selectively record and playback desired programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: James Logan, Scott Durgin, Brian Doe, Vincent Colella, Jeffrey Santos, Michael Palone, Stephen Boone, McFarland Hale, Paul Mansfield, Gregory Read