Patents by Inventor James M. King

James M. King 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: 20220062799
    Abstract: A core sheet includes a primary textured surface and separate secondary cuspations or corrugations. The core sheets are configured for use within a fluid or wastewater treatment unit that typically includes one or more fabric layers. The primary textured surface enhances retention of wastewater fluid received by the unit, which over time causes an increase in build-up of biomatter on the surface, which in turn enhances the efficacy of treatment of the wastewater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: James M. King, Scott Moore
  • Patent number: 11254587
    Abstract: A connector for axially fixing a module or support of a module to an elongate pipe has a central web with a rear flange extending from a rear edge and a front web extending from a front edge. The web may be partially cylindrical with the flanges extending radially. The web is sized and shaped to mate with the outer surface of the cylindrical pipe and extend through a hole in the module support with the rear web against the rear face of the support and the front web against the front face of the support. A fabric layer is wrapped around the outside to conceal the support and connector. A fluid treatment unit with spaced apart modules utilizes the connector to fix the modules axially to the pipe with a fabric layer concealing the support and connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: EIjen Corporation
    Inventors: James M. King, James M. Donlin
  • Patent number: 11079054
    Abstract: A cross-over fluid coupling includes a first coupling end and a second coupling end. A plurality of first conduits have inner ends disposed toward the first coupling end and outer ends spaced apart from the inner end toward the second coupling end and being outboard of the inner end. A plurality of second conduits have outer ends that are disposed toward the first coupling end and positioned laterally outboard of the inner end of at least one of the first conduits, and inner ends that are spaced apart from the outer end toward the second coupling end in the axial direction and is laterally inboard of the outer end of the at least one of the first conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Of Canada Limited
    Inventors: James M. King, Andrew B. Kittmer, Terry J. Schaubel
  • Patent number: 10347384
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and/or repositioning annulus spacers used to maintain the position of a pressure tube within a calandria tube of a nuclear reactor. The method comprises the steps of: vibrationally isolating a section of the pressure tube; vibrating the wall of said pressure tube within said isolated section; detecting vibration of the wall at a minimum of two axial positions within said isolated sections; and detecting the reduction in vibration level of the wall at one or more of said axial positions in comparison to the remaining axial positions. The apparatus comprises a tool head to be inserted into the pressure tube, the tool head comprising a first end and a second and a clamping block m each of said ends. The clamping blocks are used to vibrationally isolate a section of the pressure tube located between said ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: James M. King, Bruce A. W. Smith, Paul Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20180356021
    Abstract: A cross-over fluid coupling includes a first coupling end and a second coupling end. A plurality of first conduits have inner ends disposed toward the first coupling end and outer ends spaced apart from the inner end toward the second coupling end and being outboard of the inner end. A plurality of second conduits have outer ends that are disposed toward the first coupling end and positioned laterally outboard of the inner end of at least one of the first conduits, and inner ends that are spaced apart from the outer end toward the second coupling end in the axial direction and is laterally inboard of the outer end of the at least one of the first conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: James M. King, Andrew B. Kittmer, Terry J. Schaubel
  • Publication number: 20160379725
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and/or repositioning annulus spacers used to maintain the position of a pressure tube within a calandria tube of a nuclear reactor. The method comprises the steps of: vibrationally isolating a section of the pressure tube; vibrating the wall of said pressure tube within said isolated section; detecting vibration of the wall at a minimum of two axial positions within said isolated sections; and detecting the reduction in vibration level of the wall at one or more of said axial positions in comparison to the remaining axial positions. The apparatus comprises a tool head to be inserted into the pressure tube, the tool head comprising a first end and a second and a clamping block m each of said ends. The clamping blocks are used to vibrationally isolate a section of the pressure tube located between said ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: James M. KING, Bruce A.W. SMITH, Paul FEENSTRA
  • Patent number: 9484120
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and/or repositioning annulus spacers used to maintain the position of a pressure tube within a calandria tube of a nuclear reactor. The method comprises the steps of: vibrationally isolating a section of the pressure tube; vibrating the wall of said pressure tube within said isolated section; detecting vibration of the wall at a minimum of two axial positions within said isolated sections; and detecting the reduction in vibration level of the wall at one or more of said axial positions in comparison to the remaining axial positions. The apparatus comprises a tool head to be inserted into the pressure tube, the tool head comprising a first end and a second and a clamping block m each of said ends. The clamping blocks are used to vibrationally isolate a section of the pressure tube located between said ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
    Inventors: James M. King, Bruce A. W. Smith, Paul Feenstra
  • Patent number: 9391918
    Abstract: In some examples, a first computer sends to a remote computer in a first data flow over a network, data of a peripheral device attached to the first computer, for receipt by a device driver of the remote computer. The first computer receives, from the remote computer in a second data flow over the network, data of a resource in the remote computer, the data of the resource related to remote access of the resource of the second computer by the first computer resource over the network. The first computer throttles the first data flow to provide the second data flow with a greater portion of a bandwidth of the network, the throttling according to different priorities assigned to corresponding plural data flows, the plural flows including the first data flow and the second data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: James M. King
  • Patent number: 9306995
    Abstract: A network arrangement includes a first computer connected over a network to a second computer. Data over plural flows is communicated over the network between the first computer and second computer, where the second computer has a resource remotely accessible by the first computer over the data network, and where the second computer has a device driver to receive user input at a user input device attached to the first computer. According to different priorities assigned to the corresponding plural flows, at least a first one of the plural flows of data is caused to be throttled such that at least a second one of the plural flows is provided a greater portion of a bandwidth of the network, where the second flow is used for communication of data related to remote access of the resource of the second computer by the first computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: James M. King
  • Patent number: 9289922
    Abstract: The present invention provides a replication device for delivering a replicating material to a surface. The device includes an extrusion piston slidably received therein and movable to a dispensing position for expelling the replicating material though an outlet. The device further includes an actuator, wherein the actuator produces stress waves so as to temporarily reduce the viscosity of the material during delivery of said material. Also provided is a method and kit for using the device for obtaining a replica of a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED/ENERGIE
    Inventors: James M. King, Walter Benz
  • Publication number: 20160055925
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and/or repositioning annulus spacers used to maintain the position of a pressure tube within a calandria tube of a nuclear reactor. The method comprises the steps of: vibrationally isolating a section of the pressure tube; vibrating the wall of said pressure tube within said isolated section; detecting vibration of the wall at a minimum of two axial positions within said isolated sections; and detecting the reduction in vibration level of the wall at one or more of said axial positions in comparison to the remaining axial positions. The apparatus comprises a tool head to be inserted into the pressure tube, the tool head comprising a first end and a second and a clamping block m each of said ends. The clamping blocks are used to vibrationally isolate a section of the pressure tube located between said ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: James M. KING, Bruce A.W. SMITH, Paul FEENSTRA
  • Publication number: 20160042819
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and/or repositioning annulus spacers used to maintain the position of a pressure tube within a calandria tube of a nuclear reactor. The method comprises the steps of: vibrationally isolating a section of the pressure tube; vibrating the wall of said pressure tube within said isolated section; detecting vibration of the wall at a minimum of two axial positions within said isolated sections; and detecting the reduction in vibration level of the wall at one or more of said axial positions in comparison to the remaining axial positions. The apparatus comprises a tool head to be inserted into the pressure tube, the tool head comprising a first end and a second and a clamping block m each of said ends. The clamping blocks are used to vibrationally isolate a section of the pressure tube located between said ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: James M. KING, Bruce A.W. SMITH, Paul FEENSTRA
  • Publication number: 20160041127
    Abstract: A tool may be inserted into the pressure tube inside a calandria tube of a fuel channel of a nuclear reactor. Once in position, the tool may act to generate information useful for determining a location for an annulus spacer. Once the annulus spacer has been located, the tool may act to generate information useful for determining a compressive load on the annulus spacer due to the annulus spacer being pinched between the two tubes. In both the locating and the load determining, the tool may act to isolate a section of the pressure tube, excite the isolated section of the pressure tube with vibrations and measure resultant tube vibrations. Tube vibration characteristics, determined from the vibrations, may then be analyzed to determine an axial location along the pressure tube for the annulus spacer and/or determine a load on the annulus spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: James M. KING, Paul A. FEENSTRA, Andrew B. KITTMER
  • Publication number: 20150358249
    Abstract: In some examples, a first computer sends to a remote computer in a first data flow over a network, data of a peripheral device attached to the first computer, for receipt by a device driver of the remote computer. The first computer receives, from the remote computer in a second data flow over the network, data of a resource in the remote computer, the data of the resource related to remote access of the resource of the second computer by the first computer resource over the network. The first computer throttles the first data flow to provide the second data flow with a greater portion of a bandwidth of the network, the throttling according to different priorities assigned to corresponding plural data flows, the plural flows including the first data flow and the second data flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: James M. King
  • Patent number: 9109722
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for detecting and/or repositioning annulus spacers used to maintain the position of a pressure tube withm a calandria tube of a nuclear reactor. The method comprises the steps of: vibrationally isolating a section of the pressure tube; vibrating the wall of said pressure tube within said isolated section; detecting vibration of the wall at a minimum of two axial positions within said isolated sections; and detecting the reduction in vibration level of the wall at one or more of said axial positions in comparison to the remaining axial positions. The apparatus comprises a tool head to be inserted into the pressure tube, the tool head comprising a first end and a second and a clamping block m each of said ends. The clamping blocks are used to vibrationally isolate a section of the pressure tube located between said ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: James M. King, Bruce A. W. Smith, Paul Feenstra
  • Publication number: 20150147426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a replication device for delivering a replicating material to a surface. The device includes an extrusion piston slidably received therein and movable to a dispensing position for expelling the replicating material though an outlet. The device further includes an actuator, wherein the actuator produces stress waves so as to temporarily reduce the viscosity of the material during delivery of said material. Also provided is a method and kit for using the device for obtaining a replica of a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: James M. King, Walter Benz
  • Patent number: 8762544
    Abstract: A network arrangemen includes a receiving computer connected over a network to plural sending computers. A first session is established between the receiving computer and a first of the plural sending computers, where the first session involves providing data of a peripheral device attached to the receiving computer to the first sending computer, and where the data of the peripheral device is provided to a first device driver of the peripheral device in the first sending computer. A second session is established between the receiving computer and a second of the plural sending computers, where the second session involves providing the data of the peripheral device attached to the receiving computer to the second sending computer, and where the data of the peripheral device is provided to a second device driver of the peripheral device in the second sending computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: James M. King
  • Patent number: 8578397
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for supporting remote isochronous devices effectively. In one embodiment, first and second computer hosts include first and second virtual interposer logic, first and second send/receive logic and first and second at least partial device driver stacks therein. The first and second send/receive logics are configured to communicate packets between one another, representing commands and data passing between a user-level application at the first host and a peripheral device at the second host. The first and second virtual interposer logics are configured to interface the first and second send/receive logics to the first and second at least partial device driver-stacks within their respective hosts. To achieve low-latency transactions, the system includes speculative write completion functionality and/or speculative read functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James M King, Rick Aulino
  • Publication number: 20130212118
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a system and method for managing and querying historical document use within a litigation history. In one illustrative embodiment, each document used in any litigation case for a specific client, corporation or individual can be included in a historical database for that client, corporation or individual. If, and when a document is tagged, redacted or produced, the history for that document can be updated with case information. A link can be provided that would enable the user to return back to the original case database. Each document can be identified by a hash value that allows efficient tracking of the same document throughout the litigation history of the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: James M. KING, Richard T. RUYLE
  • Patent number: 8348157
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods of dynamic remote peripheral binding. In one embodiment, such a system includes a local system (102) configured to bind a smart card reader (110) to the local system (102). The smart card reader (110) is configured to extract data from a smart card (112). The system includes a local authentication engine (120) that prompts the user for user authentication information associated with the smart card (112). The local authentication engine (120) authenticates that the user is associated with the smart card (112), is authorized to access the user credentials and extracts them from the smart card (112). A remote access client (116) module establishes a remote session (121) from the local system (102) to a remote system (104). The local system (102) unbinds the smart card reader (110) from the local system (102) and binds the smart card reader (110) to the remote system (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Roland M. Hochmuth, James M. King, Roy Lee Troutman