Patents by Inventor James M. O'Brien

James M. O'Brien 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: 20200250892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to building a computer model of a garment based on a physical sample garment, and to the process of using the computer model of a garment to determine the garment's appearance on a human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: James F. O'Brien, David T. Jackson, Edilson de Aguiar, James L. Andrews, Carlo Camporesi, Scott M. Frankel, Zoran Kacic-Alesic, David Macy, Nathan Mitchell, Tobias Pfaff, Daniel Ram, Kevin Armin Samii
  • Publication number: 20200191764
    Abstract: A material testing apparatus comprising a frame having three or more tracks, and a plurality of mounts positioned within the three or more tracks. The mounts including an attachment mechanism to attach the mounts to a material being tested. The mounts including a force measurement elements. Some of the mounts free mounts that move in a track slot within the track, the free mounts free to move to any position within the track slot. The apparatus further comprising a data collector to collect data from the force measurement elements in the mounts when the material is placed under stress, to characterize the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Scott M. Frankel, James F. O'Brien, Nathan Mitchell, David T. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10671917
    Abstract: Described is a system for neural decoding of neural activity. Using at least one neural feature extraction method, neural data that is correlated with a set of behavioral data is transformed into sparse neural representations. Semantic features are extracted from a set of semantic data. Using a combination of distinct classification modes, the set of semantic data is mapped to the sparse neural representations, and new input neural data can be interpreted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Rajan Bhattacharyya, James Benvenuto, Vincent De Sapio, Michael J. O'Brien, Kang-Yu Ni, Kevin R. Martin, Ryan M. Uhlenbrock, Rachel Millin, Matthew E. Phillips, Hankyu Moon, Qin Jiang, Brian L. Burns
  • Patent number: 10574178
    Abstract: A photovoltaic element comprising: (a) a photovoltaic assembly; (b) a shingle portion connected to the photovoltaic assembly, the shingle portion including: (i) one or more flexible regions and (ii) one or more attachment regions; wherein the one or more attachment regions connect the photovoltaic element to a structure and the one or more flexible regions are flexed so that all or a portion of the attachment regions are located below the shingle portion; and wherein the one or more flexible regions, the one or more attachment regions, or both include one more drainage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Susan M. Zerull, James J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190376190
    Abstract: Methods for producing syngas (e.g., H2 and CO) include introducing a stream comprising H2O and CO2 to a high-temperature co-electrolysis (HTCE) unit. A CO2 sweep gas is also introduced to the HTCE unit. Both H2O and CO2 are reduced in the HTCE unit to form the syngas and to form O2 that is swept away from the HTCE unit by the CO2 sweep gas, and the O2 and CO2 are then introduced to a combustion device (e.g., a gasifier), which may be configured to generate electrical power, as a result of combusting a carbonaceous fuel in the presence of the O2 and CO2. The HTCE unit is powered at least in part by power from an electricity-generating sub-system (e.g., at least one nuclear power plant). Related systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: James E. O'Brien, Carl M. Stoots, Michael G. McKellar, Richard D. Boardman
  • Publication number: 20190360763
    Abstract: Energy storage systems include a heat source and a thermal energy storage system to store thermal energy produced by the heat source. The thermal energy storage system includes a first tank containing a first salt having a first melting temperature and a second tank containing a second salt having a second melting temperature. At least one input conduit is configured for transferring thermal energy from the heat source to the first tank and second tank. A first output conduit is in thermal communication with the first tank. A second output conduit is in thermal communication with the second tank. Additional energy storage systems include a heat booster positioned and configured to add thermal energy to a heated heat transfer fluid prior to reaching a tank containing at least one thermal storage material. Methods include transferring thermal energy from a thermal energy source to a plurality of thermal energy storage tanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Michael McKellar, Richard D. Boardman, James E. O'Brien, Carl M. Stoots, Piyush Sabharwall, Shannon Bragg-Sitton
  • Publication number: 20130249694
    Abstract: Systems for containing, training, and tracking animals (e.g., pets) utilize electronic animal tags or collars, including IR reception and two-way RF communication. An aimable IR directional zone defining unit includes selectable different modes of operation relative to an animal collar or tag. A RF base station arranged to communicat with an animal collar or tag includes is arranged to automaticlaly communicate with at least one terminal responsive to a receipt of a RF signal indicative of at least one of: condition of the animal, behavior of the animal, and proximity of the animal to the base station. The base station may further generate a user-perceptible alarm signal. A handheld remote controller adapted to communicate with the electronic animal collar or tag includes memory for digital media files, and an audio output element to deliver audible animal training instructions from the memory element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Titan Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Hardi, James M. O'Brien, III, Fredrik Daapan Andersen
  • Patent number: 8438999
    Abstract: Systems for containing, training, and tracking pets utilize electronic pet tags or collars, including IR reception and two-way RF communication. An aimable IR directional zone defining unit includes selectable different modes of operation relative to a pet collar or tag. A RF base station arranged to communicate with an pet collar or tar includes is arranged to automatically communicate with at least one terminal responsive to a receipt of a RF signal indicative of at least one of: condition of the pet, behavior of the pet, and proximity of the pet to the base station. The base station may further generate a user-perceptible alarm signal. A handheld remote controller adapted to communicate with the electronic pet collar or tag includes memory for digital media files, and an audio output element to deliver audible pet training instructions from the memory element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Titan Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Hardi, James M. O'Brien, III
  • Publication number: 20110061605
    Abstract: Systems for containing, training, and tracking pets utilize electronic pet tags or collars, including IR reception and two-way RF communication. An aimable IR directional zone defining unit includes selectable different modes of operation relative to a pet collar or tag. A RF base station arranged to communicate with an pet collar or tar includes is arranged to automatically communicate with at least one terminal responsive to a receipt of a RF signal indicative of at least one of: condition of the pet, behavior of the pet, and proximity of the pet to the base station. The base station may further generate a user-perceptible alarm signal. A handheld remote controller adapted to communicate with the electronic pet collar or tag includes memory for digital media files, and an audio output element to deliver audible pet training instructions from the memory element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: TITAN PET PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason A. Hardi, James M. O'Brien, III
  • Publication number: 20090300437
    Abstract: A data repository and analysis system manages test and monitoring end devices through hub/routing functionality implemented on custom or generic platform devices and wired and/or wireless communication with a backbone infrastructure. Hub/routing devices manage test and monitoring end devices locally collecting data, configuring the end devices, etc. Data collected by the hub/routing devices is gathered at the data repository and analysis system, which also manages the hub/routing devices by sending them instructions, monitoring their operations, updating operational parameters, and the like. In addition to analyzing gathered data and providing reports to designated third parties, the data repository and analysis system may monitor alert conditions based on gathered data and provide alerts to designated recipients if such a condition is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: William H. Bhame, James M. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20090300171
    Abstract: A routing/hub functionality software and associated hardware platforms are provided for managing test and monitoring devices such as portable test and monitoring devices in healthcare. The routing/hub functionality software can be executed on custom or generic computing platforms and interface through a variety of communication means with multiple peripheral devices collecting data. The software may also configure those devices based on user input or input from the data management system. Collected data is provided to the data management system for actions such as analysis, reporting, and peripheral device configuration. Alerts and messages may also be provided to designated recipients directly or through the data management system based on predefined rules for collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: William H. Bhame, James M. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20090300170
    Abstract: A routing/hub device and a data management system are provided to managing test and monitoring devices such as portable test and monitoring devices in healthcare. The routing/hub device interfaces through a variety of communication means with one or more peripheral devices collecting data and configuring those devices based on user input or input from the data management system. Collected data is provided to the data management system for actions such as analysis, reporting, and the like. Alerts and messages may also be provided to designated recipients directly or through the data management system based on predefined rules for collected data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: William H. Bhame, James M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7429044
    Abstract: A scratch-ticket game card simulating a instant Texas Hold'Em Poker game card with multiple chances of winning for a player. The instant game card includes plurality sets of player hands and a set of opponent hands, a set of community cards, and at least two prizes. The player can combine the set of community cards with each set of player hands to form a strongest hand for that set of player hands. The strongest hand for each set of player hands is compared against the strongest hand for the opponent hand. If the player wins, the player wins the prize associated with the winning player hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5327513
    Abstract: This invention relates to flat cables comprising a plurality of substantially parallel insulated conductors bonded to a polymeric substrate which has a melting point greater than 200.degree. C. and/or a thickness less than 2.5 mils (98 microns) and a method for the production of such cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Phu D. Nguyen, Ashok K. Mehan, Hans E. Lunk, James M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5276759
    Abstract: This invention relates to flat cables comprising a plurality of insulated conductors bonded to a porous substrate. The porous substrate is impregnated with a polymeric material capable of bonding to the insulation of the conductors. The strength of the bond can be varied by varying the amount of the impregnant. If it is desired to separate one or more of the conductors from the substrate, for example to form a branch off, a minimum amount of impregnant can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Phu D. Nguyen, Ashok K. Mehan, Hans E. Lunk, James M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5268531
    Abstract: This invention relates to flat cables comprising a plurality of insulated conductors bonded to a metallic substrate. The metallic substrate is provided with a layer of polymeric material capable of bonding to the insulation of the conductors. The layer of polymeric material is bonded to the metallic substrate with a peel strength of at least about 1 pound per linear inch (pli). The insulated conductors are bonded to the layer of polymeric material. The bond strength between the insulated conductors and the layer of polymeric material and the bond strength between the layer of polymeric material and the metallic substrate are such that the individual insulated conductors can be cleanly peeled away from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Phu D. Nguyen, Ashok K. Mehan, Hans E. Lunk, James M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 5209987
    Abstract: An article of manufacture, for example a conductor for an electrical wire or cable, is provided with a refractory coating preferably formed from a refractory metal or semi-metal oxide or nitride and preferably deposited on the surface of the article by a vacuum deposition process such as a sputter ion plating method. Adhesion of the refractory coating, especially at high temperatures may be improved, and migration of the substrate metal through the coating may be suppressed by varying the stoichiometry of the coating through its thickness and/or by the provision of a metallic or refractory intermediate layer. The articles are particularly suitable for use in circuit and signal integrity cables.The vacuum deposited refractory layer may constitute the sole refractory, or additional refractory layers may be deposited by other methods e.g. a sol-gel method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Penneck, James M. O'Brien, Stephen J. Duckworth, Nicholas J. G. Smith
  • Patent number: 4985313
    Abstract: An article of manufacture, for example a conductor for an electrical wire or cable, is provided with a refractory coating preferably formed from a refractory metal or semi-metal oxide or nitride and preferably deposited on the surface of the article by a vacuum deposition process such as a sputter ion plating method. Adhesion of the refractory coating, especially at high temperatures may be improved, and migration of the substrate metal through the coating may be suppressed by varying the stoichiometry of the coating through its thickness and/or by the provision of a metallic or refractory intermediate layer. The articles are particularly suitable for use in circuit and signal integrity cables.The vacuum deposited refractory layer may constitute the sole refractory, or additional refractory layers may be deposited by other methods e.g. a sol-gel method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Penneck, James M. O'Brien, Stephen J. Duckworth, Nicholas J. G. Smith
  • Patent number: D632853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Titan Pet Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Hardi, James M. O'Brien, III