Patents by Inventor James May

James May 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: 20190167320
    Abstract: An implant positioning device including a guide and holder for fasteners used in orthopaedic fixation for use in affixing a plate-like member to a bone or other part of a patient. The guide and holder includes a base adapted to align with the plate in a manner to orient fasteners with the plate for fixation. A plurality of fastener holders are on the base and adapted to releasably hold a fastener in a manner where the fastener is exposed at a proximal end for access by a fastener driver and aligned at a distal end with an aperture on the plate through which the fastener is to be driven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason Detweiler, Justin James May
  • Patent number: 10293077
    Abstract: A hemostatic composition is provided. The hemostatic composition includes a hemostatically effective amount of a hemostatic agent that includes a nanoparticle and a polyphosphate polymer attached to the nanoparticle. Also provided are medical devices and methods of use to promote blood clotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Damien Kudela, Galen D. Stucky, Anna May-Masnou, Gary Bernard Braun, James H. Morrissey, Stephanie A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10286765
    Abstract: A tonneau cover system includes a cover assembly coupled to first and second side rails. The cover assembly includes a cover disposed over and coupled to a frame, a latch mechanism coupled to the frame and having a catch biased toward a latch position to secure the cover to the first side rail and retractable to an unlatch position to release the cover from the first side rail, a release device coupled to the frame and latch mechanism and actuatable to move the catch to the unlatch position, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the latch mechanism. The adjustment mechanism has a first portion coupled to the catch and a second portion interacting with the first portion to adjust a vertical position of the catch relative to the frame transverse to a width-wise axis defined between the side rails, with the first and/or second portions forming a sloped profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rugged Liner, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Williamson, David Kosinski, Michael Yang, Xichang Yan, Jianfeng Tong, Chengping Wei, Ronald Brian Smith, Daniel David Burger, James Mays, Taylor M. Hixson
  • Patent number: 10265478
    Abstract: An injection device (1) for administering a fixed dose of a medication is provided. The injection device (1) comprises a housing (2) wherein a drive mechanism comprising a drive member (3) is at least partially enclosed and a dosing element (34) which is fixed relative to the drive member (3). Here, a dose can be set by rotating the dosing element (34) relative to the housing (2) in a dose set direction (105) and the dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2). Moreover, a method is provided for operating an injection device (1) for the administration of a fixed dose of a medication: A dose can be set by rotating a dosing element (34), a dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2) and a dose can be cancelled by rotating the dosing element (34) in a direction (106) opposite to the dose set direction (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Garen Kouyoumjian, Robert Veasey, David Plumptre, Christopher Jones, Catherine Anne MacDonald, James May
  • Patent number: 10226290
    Abstract: An implant positioning device including a guide and holder for fasteners used in orthopedic fixation for use in affixing a plate-like member to a bone or other part of a patient. The guide and holder includes a base adapted to align with the plate in a manner to orient fasteners with the plate for fixation. A plurality of fastener holders are on the base and adapted to releasably hold a fastener in a manner where the fastener is exposed at a proximal end for access by a fastener driver and aligned at a distal end with an aperture on the plate through which the fastener is to be driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Jace Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Steffensmeier, Jason Detweiler, Justin James May
  • Patent number: 10189339
    Abstract: A tonneau cover system includes a plurality of panels coupled to first and second side rails. The panels include a first panel, a second panel, a third panel, and a spacer bar with the spacer bar fixed to the side rails. The first panel pivots relative to the spacer while the spacer remains fixed to the side rails. The third panel pivots relative to the second panel to permit the third panel to be located over the second panel while the spacer remains fixed to the side rails to define an intermediate folded position. The cover further includes a hinge assembly mounted between the second panel and the spacer to enable the second and third panels to pivot relative to the spacer as a unit from the intermediate position to a final position located at least over the spacer bar while the spacer bar remains fixed to the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rugged Liner, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Williamson, David Kosinski, Michael Yang, Xichang Yan, Jianfeng Tong, Chengping Wei, Ronald Brian Smith, Daniel David Burger, James Mays
  • Publication number: 20190001800
    Abstract: A tonneau cover system includes a cover assembly coupled to first and second side rails. The cover assembly includes a cover disposed over and coupled to a frame, a latch mechanism coupled to the frame and having a catch biased toward a latch position to secure the cover to the first side rail and retractable to an unlatch position to release the cover from the first side rail, a release device coupled to the frame and latch mechanism and actuatable to move the catch to the unlatch position, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the latch mechanism. The adjustment mechanism has a first portion coupled to the catch and a second portion interacting with the first portion to adjust a vertical position of the catch relative to the frame transverse to a width-wise axis defined between the side rails, with the first and/or second portions forming a sloped profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Rugged Liner, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Williamson, David Kosinski, Michael Yang, Xichang Yan, Jianfeng Tong, Chengping Wei, Ronald Brian Smith, Daniel David Burger, James Mays, Taylor M. Hixson
  • Publication number: 20180360125
    Abstract: A personal vaporizer device, especially an electronic smoking article, comprises a cartridge which includes a reservoir for storing a liquid to be vaporized; and an elongate body portion to which the cartridge is connected. The elongate body portion comprises a cover member which is movable in a longitudinal direction of the body portion between a first position and a second position, wherein the cartridge is substantially covered or obscured by the cover member in the first position. In the second position, the cover member is retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Aled James, Richard Thomas, James May
  • Patent number: 9987741
    Abstract: A tool bit case includes a housing and a tool bit retainer pivotally coupled to the housing. The tool bit retainer includes a retainer housing having a plurality of tool bit apertures configured to receive a plurality of tool bits, and a locking mechanism moveably coupled to the retainer housing between a first position, in which the locking mechanism engages the plurality of tool bits to inhibit removal of the plurality of tool bits from the retainer housing, and a second position, in which the locking mechanism disengages the plurality of tool bits to allow removal of the plurality of tool bits from the retainer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Evatt, James Mays
  • Publication number: 20180147925
    Abstract: A tonneau cover system includes a plurality of panels coupled to first and second side rails. The panels include a first panel, a second panel, a third panel, and a spacer bar with the spacer bar fixed to the side rails. The first panel pivots relative to the spacer while the spacer remains fixed to the side rails. The third panel pivots relative to the second panel to permit the third panel to be located over the second panel while the spacer remains fixed to the side rails to define an intermediate folded position. The cover further includes a hinge assembly mounted between the second panel and the spacer to enable the second and third panels to pivot relative to the spacer as a unit from the intermediate position to a final position located at least over the spacer bar while the spacer bar remains fixed to the side rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Rugged Liner, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Williamson, David Kosinski, Michael Yang, Xichang Yan, Jianfeng Tong, Chengping Wei, Ronald Brian Smith, Daniel David Burger, James Mays
  • Publication number: 20180065776
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20180065783
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has a first extending member (64a) and a second extending member (64b). The first extending member (64a) and the second extending member (64b) are positioned on the container (12) in spaced relation, wherein the first extending member (64a) and the second extending member (64b) extend above the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20180057243
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20180050859
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing flowable materials has a container (12) having an outer wall (20), a dividing wall (21) and a membrane (14) operably connected to define a first chamber (22), a second chamber (24) and a third chamber (16). The dividing wall (21) is connected to the membrane (14) at an interface (30). The first chamber (22) defines a first volume and is configured to contain a first flowable material (M1), and the second chamber (24) defines a second volume and is configured to contain a second flowable material (M2). The membrane (14) has a first section (34) having a first rupturable member (40) and a second section (36) having a second rupturable member (40). The first section (34) is separated from the second section (36) by the interface (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20180050858
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a container (12) having an outer wall (20) and membrane (14) collectively defining a first chamber (22) configured to contain the flowable material M. The membrane (14) has a thickness and a weld seam (40) wherein the weld seam (40) has a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane (14). A fracturing mechanism (16) is operably connected to the container (12). The fracturing mechanism (16) has an extending member (64) projecting from the outer wall (20) of the container (12). The extending member (64) has a projection (66) positioned proximate the membrane (14), wherein in response to deflection of the extending member (64), the projection (66) deflects the outer wall (20) proximate the membrane (14) wherein the weld seam (40) fractures creating an opening (41) through the membrane (14) configured to allow the flowable material M to pass therethrough and from the dispenser (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Publication number: 20180042760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SJS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Publication number: 20180002098
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing a flowable material M has a first container (12) configured to contain the flowable material M. The first container (12) is configured to be fracturable in response to a force applied thereto. A second container (14) has a first open end and a second closed end wherein the first container (12) is contained within the second container (14). The dispenser (10) further has an applicator assembly (16) operably positioned in the first open end of the second container (14) and defining a juncture therebetween. A connector member (18) is positioned proximate the juncture wherein the connector member (18) provides a compressive force proximate the juncture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Richard James May, David G. Robinson, Ronald M. Douros
  • Patent number: 9855388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Malcolm Boyd, Richard Letham, David Plumptre, Robert Veasey, James May, Matthew Jones, Samuel Ghazaros
  • Patent number: 9827137
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices that aid a user in ceasing bruxism. The devices may be placed between a user's teeth, such as during sleep, and alert the user when the user clenches his/her teeth. In an aspect, a device includes a housing containing a battery power source, a vibration device, and an electrical contact mechanism having a movable element which closes a circuit to actuate the vibration device. A disk-shaped portion adapted to be emplaced in a person's mouth between a cheek and adjacent teeth is disposed around the housing. A resilient bite portion extends from the housing and is adapted to be emplaced between upper and lower teeth. A compressible element is disposed in the bite portion and causes the movable element of the electrical contact to close to actuate the vibration device in response to compression of the bite portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SJS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schlatter, Justin James May, Scott Steffensmeier
  • Patent number: 9583088
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to training FIR filter coefficients by deconvolving a first input signal and a second input signal in the frequency domain, both of the signals being generated in response to an undetermined broadband excitation applied to an acoustic body instrument, until a fidelity of the second signal convolved with the trained coefficients meets predetermined fidelity criteria relative to the first signal. In an illustrative example, a musical instrument pickup signal and a microphone signal from the musical instrument may be sampled, segmented, and transformed to the frequency domain. FIR filter coefficients may be, for example, trained by block deconvolution in the frequency domain of the microphone signal and the pickup signal. In various examples, the trained FIR filter coefficients may adapt the pickup signal to mimic microphone performance, including full-body acoustic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Audio Sprockets LLC
    Inventors: James May, Andrew Leon Norrell