Patents by Inventor James Lorens

James Lorens 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: 10827220
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system (MPDS) communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles media content distribution via a content delivery network, to a client device associated with a user: identifies candidate time intervals in programming media content played at the client device based on at least a request received from the client device. The MPDS retrieves media content from a media store in the MPDS. The media content is retrieved based on at least one of the user intent information and a plurality of targeting parameters associated with the user. The MPDS dynamically generates personalized media content that corresponds to the candidate time intervals in the programming media content and further instructs playback of the dynamically generated personalized media content at the identified candidate time intervals based on the specified version of the programming media content played at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Publication number: 20200336790
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system (MPDS) communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles media content distribution via a content delivery network, to a client device associated with a user: identifies candidate time intervals in programming media content played at the client device based on at least a request received from the client device. The MPDS retrieves media content from a media store in the MPDS. The media content is retrieved based on at least one of the user intent information and a plurality of targeting parameters associated with the user. The MPDS dynamically generates personalized media content that corresponds to the candidate time intervals in the programming media content and further instructs playback of the dynamically generated personalized media content at the identified candidate time intervals based on the specified version of the programming media content played at the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Publication number: 20200314494
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system includes a verification server that handles dynamic verification of playback of media assets on a client device. The client device receives an asset stream of media assets that comprises one or more tags embedded in the media assets. The client device detects an asset identifier associated with each of the media assets during playback of each media asset on the client device, based on identification of a tag of the one or more tags. The verification server verifies the playback of the media assets on the client device based on received support information from the client device. The playback of the media assets are verified to satisfy defined asset delivery criteria and to identify and debug a deviation or one or more errors with the playback of the media assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10785536
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system (MPDS) communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles media content distribution via a content delivery network, to a client device associated with a user: identifies candidate time intervals in programming media content played at the client device based on at least a request received from the client device. The MPDS retrieves media content from a media store in the MPDS. The media content is retrieved based on at least one of the user intent information and a plurality of targeting parameters associated with the user. The MPDS dynamically generates personalized media content that corresponds to the candidate time intervals in the programming media content and further instructs playback of the dynamically generated personalized media content at the identified candidate time intervals based on the specified version of the programming media content played at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10766608
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure includes a retract actuator and a shrink mechanism. The retract actuator is configured to transition a strut assembly of the aircraft landing gear structure between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration via the shrink mechanism, thereby reducing the overall longitudinal length of the strut assembly. The retract actuator is also configured to retract the aircraft landing gear into a stowage area of the aircraft during flight, via a retraction mechanism. The retraction mechanism may be a walking beam that rotates about a retraction axis to retract the aircraft landing gear structure, while simultaneously actuating the shrink mechanism, such as via a drive link coupling the retraction mechanism and the shrink mechanism. The shrink mechanism may be mechanically slaved to the retraction mechanism. The shrink mechanism may be a locking link assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth
  • Patent number: 10743067
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system (MPDS) communicatively coupled to a client device, which handles media content distribution via a content delivery network, to a client device associated with a user: identifies candidate time intervals in programming media content played at the client device based on at least a request received from the client device. The MPDS retrieves media content from a media store in the MPDS. The media content is retrieved based on at least one of the user intent information and a plurality of targeting parameters associated with the user. The MPDS dynamically generates personalized media content that corresponds to the candidate time intervals in the programming media content and further instructs playback of the dynamically generated personalized media content at the identified candidate time intervals based on the specified version of the programming media content played at the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 10735813
    Abstract: A media presentation and distribution system includes a verification server that handles dynamic verification of playback of media assets on a client device. The client device receives an asset stream of media assets that comprises one or more tags embedded in the media assets. The client device detects an asset identifier associated with each of the media assets during playback of each media asset on the client device, based on identification of a tag of the one or more tags. The verification server verifies the playback of the media assets on the client device based on received support information from the client device. The playback of the media assets are verified to satisfy defined asset delivery criteria and to identify and debug a deviation or one or more errors with the playback of the media assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Publication number: 20200229947
    Abstract: A nuclear disc implant includes an inner fillable enclosure and an outer fillable enclosure. After insertion into a enucleated disc cavity, the inner enclosure is filled with a fluid and the outer fillable enclosure is filled with a curable material. The curable material is allowed to cure and the fluid is removed from the inner enclosure to leave an inner enclosure surrounded by an cured outer enclosure. A reinforcing band may be provided around the nuclear disc implant. An inflation tool to fill the nuclear disc implant is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: James D. LUTZ, W. Loren FRANCIS, Mark NOVOTNY
  • Publication number: 20200198773
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure according to the present disclosure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10669017
    Abstract: A strut assembly for an aircraft landing gear structure is transitioned between an extended configuration, corresponding to the aircraft being off the ground, and a retracted configuration, in which the strut assembly is shortened along its longitudinal axis with respect to the extended configuration, for stowage during flight. The strut assembly includes an upper bulkhead supported by an upper tubular housing, and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing. To transition the strut assembly to the retracted configuration, translation of the upper bulkhead with respect to the upper tubular housing mechanically causes translation of the lower tubular housing to a retracted position, such that the overall length of the strut assembly is reduced. The strut assembly may be an oleo strut assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet
  • Patent number: 10627854
    Abstract: A device for supporting an electronic display includes a base, a display mount, and a connection mechanism positioned between the base and the display mount. The display mount is movably connected to the base and movable between a first position and a second position. The connection mechanism is configured to couple a rotation of the display mount relative to base to a translation of the display mount relative to the base such that the display mount experiences rotation and translation when the display mount is moved between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kae-Ling Jacquline Gurr, Jonne Aapi Harju, Eric Paul Witt, Timothy Guyton Escolin, Ryan Eugene Whitaker, Young Soo Kim, James David Wahl, Daniel Clark Park, Bruce James Sandmeyer, Scott Ashley Rutschman, William Loren Emery
  • Patent number: 10597146
    Abstract: An aircraft landing gear structure includes a strut assembly and a wheel assembly operatively coupled to the strut assembly. The strut assembly includes an upper tubular housing and a lower tubular housing configured to be longitudinally translated with respect to the upper tubular housing such that the overall length of the strut assembly is transitioned between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration for stowage during flight. The wheel assembly includes a forward link pivotally coupled to the upper tubular housing and a truck beam that is pivotally coupled to the lower tubular housing such that translation of the lower tubular housing with respect to the upper tubular housing causes pivoting of the forward link and the truck beam with respect to one another, thereby tilting and/or raising a wheel of the wheel assembly with respect to the upper tubular housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Simpson, Mitchell Loren Ray Mellor, James E. Cusworth, Justin Cottet, Richard Kevin Johnson, George Sonnenburg
  • Patent number: 10575967
    Abstract: A nuclear disc implant includes an inner fillable enclosure and an outer fillable enclosure. After insertion into a enucleated disc cavity, the inner enclosure is filled with a fluid and the outer fillable enclosure is filled with a curable material. The curable material is allowed to cure and the fluid is removed from the inner enclosure to leave an inner enclosure surrounded by an cured outer enclosure. A reinforcing band may be provided around the nuclear disc implant. An inflation tool to fill the nuclear disc implant is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: James D. Lutz, W. Loren Francis, Mark Novotny
  • Publication number: 20190317549
    Abstract: A device for supporting an electronic display includes a base, a display mount, and a connection mechanism positioned between the base and the display mount. The display mount is movably connected to the base and movable between a first position and a second position. The connection mechanism is configured to couple a rotation of the display mount relative to base to a translation of the display mount relative to the base such that the display mount experiences rotation and translation when the display mount is moved between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kae-Ling Jacquline GURR, Jonne Aapi HARJU, Eric Paul WITT, Timothy Guyton ESCOLIN, Ryan Eugene WHITAKER, Young Soo KIM, James David WAHL, Daniel Clark PARK, Bruce James Sandmeyer, Scott Ashley Rutschman, William Loren Emery
  • Publication number: 20190316729
    Abstract: A device for supporting an electronic display includes a base, a display mount having a first position and a second position relative to the base, and a connection mechanism positioned between the base and the display mount. The connection mechanism is configured to rotate and translate the display mount from the first position to the second position according to a torque curve. The torque curve includes a discovery stage adjacent the first position, an initiation stage rotationally after the discovery stage, and an approach stage rotationally after the initiation stage. The connection mechanism applies a force toward the first position in the discovery stage. The connection mechanism having an initiation force applied toward the first position that is greater than the force in the discovery stage. The approach stage having an approach force applied toward the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kae-Ling Jacquline GURR, Jonne Aapi HARJU, Eric Paul WITT, Timothy Guyton ESCOLIN, Ryan Eugene WHITAKER, Young Soo KIM, James David WAHL, Daniel Clark PARK, Bruce James SANDMEYER, Scott Ashley RUTSCHMAN, William Loren EMERY
  • Patent number: 9783801
    Abstract: The invention relates to the control of gene expression. Specifically, the invention provides compositions and methods for the production and use of recombinant nucleic acid molecules that have the ability to specifically downregulate an expressed target gene in vivo. In some aspects, the invention provides methods for producing a hairpin DNA molecule where part of the molecule is derived from an mRNA that is a target for a small interfering RNA (siRNA) derived from the hairpin. In other aspects, the invention provides synthetic hairpin adapter oligonucleotides that are used in the construction of siRNA-producing cassettes. In other aspects, the invention provides methods for testing for the presence or absence of specific inhibitory activity of an RNAi trigger molecule, and in still other aspects, the invention provides methods for identifying an active RNAi trigger molecule from a library of RNAi trigger molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BerGenBio ASA
    Inventors: David Micklem, James Lorens
  • Publication number: 20160377763
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at a snowpack measurement device that is configurable between a skiing configuration, in which it can be used as a ski pole, and a snowpack measurement configuration, in which it can be used as a probe to measure one or more characteristics of a snowpack. In some embodiments, the device can wirelessly transmit snowpack measurement results, for example, to a user's mobile device. The device can house sensitive electronics and sensors for the snowpack measurement tool within a ski pole handle of the device when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: James Loren Christian, Andrew Stockton Bennett, Garrett Marshall Harmsen, David Hoffman, Richard Kirby, Thomas Laakso, Brint Markle, Joseph J. Trovato
  • Patent number: 9465020
    Abstract: The present inventions relate generally to methods, apparatus and systems for measuring snow stability and structure which may be used to assess avalanche risk. The disclosed apparatus includes a sensing unit configured to sense a temperature of a layer of snow as the sensing unit is being driven into the layer of snow. The disclosed apparatus may also be configured to take other environmental measurements, including resistance to penetration, humidity, grain size, slope aspect and inclination. Methods and apparatus are also disclosed for generating a profile of snow layer temperature according to depth based on the sensed temperature. Systems and apparatus are also disclosed for sharing the generated profiles among a plurality of users via a central server, and for evaluating an avalanche risk at a geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: AvaTech, Inc.
    Inventors: James Loren Christian, Samuel Tileston Whittemore, Brinton J. W. Markle
  • Publication number: 20150355152
    Abstract: The present inventions relate generally to methods, apparatus and systems for measuring snow stability and structure which may be used to assess avalanche risk. The disclosed apparatus includes a sensing unit configured to sense a temperature of a layer of snow as the sensing unit is being driven into the layer of snow. The disclosed apparatus may also be configured to take other environmental measurements, including resistance to penetration, humidity, grain size, slope aspect and inclination. Methods and apparatus are also disclosed for generating a profile of snow layer temperature according to depth based on the sensed temperature. Systems and apparatus are also disclosed for sharing the generated profiles among a plurality of users via a central server, and for evaluating an avalanche risk at a geographic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: James Loren CHRISTIAN, Samuel Tileston WHITTEMORE, Brinton J.W. MARKLE
  • Patent number: 9057804
    Abstract: The present inventions relate generally to methods, apparatus and systems for measuring snow stability and structure which may be used to assess avalanche risk. The disclosed apparatus includes a sensing unit configured to sense a resistance to penetration as the sensing unit is being driven into a layer of snow. The disclosed apparatus may also be configured to take other environmental measurements, including temperature, humidity, grain size, slope aspect and inclination. Methods and apparatus are also disclosed for generating a profile of snow layer hardness according to depth based on the sensed resistance to penetration and identifying areas of concern which may indicate an avalanche risk. Systems and apparatus are also disclosed for sharing the generated profiles among a plurality of users via a central server, and for evaluating an avalanche risk at a geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: AVATECH, INC.
    Inventors: James Loren Christian, Samuel Tileston Whittemore, Brinton J.W. Markle