Patents by Inventor James M. Dunn

James M. Dunn 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: 10370748
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel having low nickel and molybdenum and exhibiting comparable corrosion resistance and formability properties to higher nickel and molybdenum alloys comprises, in weight %, up to 0.20 C, 2.0-9.0 Mn, up to 2.0 Si, 16.0-23.0 Cr, 1.0-5.0 Ni, up to 3.0 Mo, up to 3.0 Cu, 0.1-0.35 N, up to 4.0 W, up to 0.01 B, up to 1.0 Co, iron and impurities, the steel having a ferrite number of less than 10 and a MD30 value of less than 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: David S. Bergstrom, James M. Rakowski, Charles P. Stinner, John J. Dunn, John F. Grubb
  • Patent number: 10323308
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel composition having low nickel and molybdenum and exhibiting high corrosion resistance and good formability. The austenitic stainless steel includes, in weight %, up to 0.20 C, 2.0-6.0 Mn, up to 2.0 Si, 16.0-23.0 Cr, 5.0-7.0 Ni, up to 3.0 Mo, up to 3.0 Cu, 0.1-0.35 N, up to 4.0 W, up to 0.01 B, up to 1.0 Co, iron and impurities. The austenitic stainless steel has a ferrite number less than 11 and an MD30 value less than ?10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: David S. Bergstrom, James M. Rakowski, Charles P. Stinner, John J. Dunn, John F. Grubb
  • Patent number: 10307980
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for applying a cord to a tire-building surface that rotates during tire construction. The applicator assembly includes an applicator member to apply the cord. A first rotary device rotates the applicator member about a first axis that is transverse to the surface. A first translation device moves the applicator member in a first linear path relative to the surface. The applicator member may include a roller and/or a resilient member. A second rotary device may rotate the applicator member and the first rotary device around a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A second translation device may move the applicator member, the first rotary device, the second rotary device, and the first translation device. A system for applying the cord to a core member may further include a spindle to rotate the core member about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Boaz E. Eidelberg, Mark A. Sieverding, Robert T. Irwin, Max Joel Miller, Jr., Robert D. Irwin, Peter Bruder, James Wiley, James M. Dunn, Brad Kraus
  • Publication number: 20120329876
    Abstract: The present invention provides stable encapsulated (?)-hydroxycitric acid (“HCA”)-containing compositions and methods of making the same. A method is provided by which the hygroscopic salts of HCA in their relatively pure and active forms, including especially the potassium salt, but also including the sodium salt, are rendered non-hygroscopic and stable (that is, not prone to lactonization, not readily subject to attachment to ligands which inhibit absorption or lead to excretion, and so forth) such that these HCA salts might be included in dry delivery formats, liquid delivery and in controlled-release vehicles. The nonhygroscopic salts of HCA and its derivatives likewise may be protected against acid degradation, lactonization and undesirable ligand binding when exposed to acidic environments or other challenging conditions. The method taught herein can be employed to reduce the polar/ionic qualities of HCA salts and derivatives when presented to the intestinal lumen to provide advantages in absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Dallas L. CLOUATRE, James M. Dunn, Caroline Dunn
  • Publication number: 20100273884
    Abstract: The present invention provides stable encapsulated (?)-hydroxycitric acid (“HCA”)-containing compositions and methods of making the same. A method is provided by which the hygroscopic salts of HCA in their relatively pure and active forms, including especially the potassium salt, but also including the sodium salt, are rendered non-hygroscopic and stable (that is, not prone to lactonization, not readily subject to attachment to ligands which inhibit absorption or lead to excretion, and so forth) such that these HCA salts might be included in dry delivery formats, liquid delivery and in controlled-release vehicles. The nonhygroscopic salts of HCA and its derivatives likewise may be protected against acid degradation, lactonization and undesirable ligand binding when exposed to acidic environments or other challenging conditions. The method taught herein can be employed to reduce the polar/ionic qualities of HCA salts and derivatives when presented to the intestinal lumen to provide advantages in absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Dallas L. Clouatre, James M. Dunn, Caroline Dunn
  • Patent number: 7734928
    Abstract: A method for secure entry of a user-identifier in a publicly positioned device can include establishing a private communications link between a user and the publicly positioned device; dividing the user-identifier into at least two portions; separately prompting the user for each portion of the user-identifier; prompting the user for a combination of random data and the user-identifier; and, discarding the random data from the combination. In the preferred embodiments, the publicly positioned device can have a visual interface through which the user can be visually prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. Alternatively, the publicly positioned device can have a telephone interface through which the user can be audibly prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. In the case of a visual display, the private communications link can be established by linking the publicly positioned device to active glasses having a shuttered display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20090055654
    Abstract: A method for secure entry of a user-identifier in a publicly positioned device can include establishing a private communications link between a user and the publicly positioned device; dividing the user-identifier into at least two portions; separately prompting the user for each portion of the user-identifier; prompting the user for a combination of random data and the user-identifier; and, discarding the random data from the combination. In the preferred embodiments, the publicly positioned device can have a visual interface through which the user can be visually prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. Alternatively, the publicly positioned device can have a telephone interface through which the user can be audibly prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. In the case of a visual display, the private communications link can be established by linking the publicly positioned device to active glasses having a shuttered display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 7434060
    Abstract: A method for secure entry of a user-identifier in a publicly positioned device can include establishing a private communications link between a user and the publicly positioned device; dividing the user-identifier into at least two portions; separately prompting the user for each portion of the user-identifier; prompting the user for a combination of random data and the user-identifier; and, discarding the random data from the combination. In the preferred embodiments, the publicly positioned device can have a visual interface through which the user can be visually prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. Alternatively, the publicly positioned device can have a telephone interface through which the user can be audibly prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. In the case of a visual display, the private communications link can be established by linking the publicly positioned device to active glasses having a shuttered display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 7260600
    Abstract: A hypermedia document display method can include presenting hypermedia content, the hypermedia content containing hyperlinks to additional hypermedia content; storing selected ones of the hyperlinks in a delayed viewing list; and, caching hypermedia content associated with the stored hyperlinks during the presenting step. The method can further include reconfiguring the stored hyperlinks to point to the cached hypermedia content. The presenting step can include displaying Web content in a Web browser. In that case, the Web content can contain hyperlinks to additional Web content. The presenting step also can include playing back multimedia content in a multimedia content player. Finally, the presenting step can include displaying audiovisual television content combined with hypermedia content in a television set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Bruce P. Semple, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 7189416
    Abstract: A method for making the potassium, sodium and other hygroscopic salts of (?)-hydroxycitric acid and mixtures thereof workable by initial treatment with a desiccating agent, such as fumed silicon dioxide. These may be further rendered non-hygroscopic and non-reactive in acidic media via subsequent encasement in hydrophobic and acidophobic polymers. The calcium and magnesium salts of (?)-hydroxycitric acid likewise can be rendered nonreactive in acidic media. The resulting products are suitable for tableting, encapsulation and use in other dry media for weight loss, appetite suppression, improvements in fat metabolism and postprandial lipemia and other pharmaceutical purposes. Further, the products of this invention can be made nonreactive as components of acidic liquid drink mixes and snack bars and can be used in the production of controlled release administration formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Glykon Technologies Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dallas L. Clouatre, James M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7113998
    Abstract: A data stream is transmitted to groups of individuals making separate requests for the data stream. The groups may be arranged by placing a maximum number of requesters in a group or by grouping the requesters making requests within a discrete period of time. The individual requester may be shifted from group to group or from a data store to another data store location to change the location in the data stream from which the data is sent to an individual requester or the time of transmission of the data sent from the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner, Victor S. Moore, James M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7015250
    Abstract: A method whereby the blood pressure metabolism in an individual showing evidence of dysregulation is improved when that person receives an appropriate oral administration of (?)-hydroxycitric acid. The potassium salt of (?)-hydroxycitric acid is a preferred form of the compound, followed by the sodium salt, then by the amide and other derivatives of the acid. The regulation of blood pressure levels over any given period of time may be improved with a controlled release form of (?)-hydroxycitric acid. Controlled release can be used to provide a sustained and modulated amount of the active to the body as desired and therefore regulate the use of the compound as a hypotensive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Glykon Technologies Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dallas L. Clouatre, James M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 6959389
    Abstract: A method for secure entry of a user-identifier in a publicly positioned device can include establishing a private communications link between a user and the publicly positioned device; dividing the user-identifier into at least two portions; separately prompting the user for each portion of the user-identifier; prompting the user for a combination of random data and the user-identifier; and, discarding the random data from the combination. In the preferred embodiments, the publicly positioned device can have a visual interface through which the user can be visually prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. Alternatively, the publicly positioned device can have a telephone interface through which the user can be audibly prompted for the random data and the user-identifier. In the case of a visual display, the private communications link can be established by linking the publicly positioned device to active glasses having a shuttered display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 6912567
    Abstract: A broadband multi-server proxy server (BMPS) enables customers to select an ISP of their choice from the Internet. The BMPS has a database and is coupled to a router. In operation, the cable customers register with a selected ISP of their choice. The selected ISP sends the customers a customer ID, password, a log on script and updates its database and the database of the BMPS with the customer information. The BMPS sends a customer logon request to the requested ISP using the customer ID, password and the BMPS as the source address for any customer message. The ISP verifies the customer address against its database and updates the router address tables to accept customer messages with the new address. Future customer messages are sent directly to the selected ISP bypassing the standard Internet DHCP protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Allard, James M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 6836476
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer readable medium and method for communicating over a telecommunications network, such as the Internet, with a provider of a service, such as a business. A method for communicating over a telecommunications network with a local representative of an entity, comprising the steps of: receiving, over a data telecommunications network, a request for a connection with a local representative of an entity from a subscriber, wherein the data telecommunications network supports simultaneous voice and data connection over a single line from the subscriber to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) site; determining the geographical location of the subscriber; translating the request from the directory listing database a local representative of the entity that is the geographically nearest to the subscriber requesting a connection; and establishing a voice connection between the subscriber requesting the connection with the local representative of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 6771678
    Abstract: An improved laser system and method of operation provides signal continuity and safety in the event of accidental interruption of the laser beam. At the transmitting end, a main laser generates a beam, which is surrounded by a low powered guard beam generated by a pulsed laser. At the receiver, a leas system includes a main lens for receiving the main laser beam and a surrounding annular segmented set of lenses acting as a set of parallel receivers for the surrounding guard beam. A trigger circuit is connected to the parallel receivers. In operation, the guard beam insulates the main laser beam and detects interruptions. When the guard beam is interrupted at any point along the length of the beam, one or more of the parallel receivers will be blocked, and a signal will be generated by the trigger circuit to activate a return laser to alter the performance of the main laser, including shutdown of the beam. Upon shutdown, the current stream of bits or packets to the main laser is buffered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry E. Willner, James M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 6765868
    Abstract: A packet switching network, e.g., the Internet, employs bandwidth managers to provide guaranteed bandwidth reservations to paired forwarding and receiving agents interfacing with sending and receiving stations in the transfer of large data files therebetween. The forwarding agents obtain guaranteed reservations from the bandwidth manager for segments of the large data file which are transmitted to the receiving station in accordance with the respective reservations. The receiving agent reassembles the segments into the large data file for delivery to the receiving station. By segmenting the large data files, using guaranteed bandwidth reservations on different links or multiple networks, the transmission of large data files through packet switching networks is accomplished without adversely impacting the service requirements of other network users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Alan G. Ganek, Colin George Harrison, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20040101555
    Abstract: A method for making the potassium, sodium and other hygroscopic salts of (−)-hydroxycitric acid and mixtures thereof workable by initial treatment with a desiccating agent, such as fumed silicon dioxide. These may be further rendered non-hygroscopic and non-reactive in acidic media via subsequent encasement in hydrophobic and acidophobic polymers. The calcium and magnesium salts of (−)-hydroxycitric acid likewise can be rendered nonreactive in acidic media. The resulting products are suitable for tableting, encapsulation and use in other dry media for weight loss, appetite suppression, improvements in fat metabolism and postprandial lipemia and other pharmaceutical purposes. Further, the products of this invention can be made nonreactive as components of acidic liquid drink mixes and snack bars and can be used in the production of controlled release administration formats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Dallas L. Clouatre, Daniel E. Clouatre, James M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 6701303
    Abstract: An E-commerce system enables a user to conduct transactions with a retailer via a network, typically the Internet without certification or trusted paths. The user is a customer of a financial institution coupled to the network. The institution serves as an intermediary in electronic transactions conducted between end user and retailer. End user and retailer initiate transactions in an Internet session. User selects as one payment option a “check” or data messages as an intent to pay for the purchases without authentication of one another. Retailer prepares and submits a request for payment directly to the financial institution. After the retailer and financial institution exchange digital certificates, the financial institution records the transactions in the user's account as authorized for payment. The user is provided a list of authorized transactions for approval or rejection. Upon approval by the user, payment is made to the retailer by the institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines, Corp.
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Edith H. Stern, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 6653107
    Abstract: A method for obtaining information about the allelic type of a sample of genetic material derived from an HIV-infected sample relies on the observation that using a second nested set of sequencing primers ensures the maximum potential for sequencing a particular sample. To perform the method, reagents suitable for performing the tests are suitably packaged as a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Visible Genetics Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Dunn, Jean-Michel Lacroix