Patents by Inventor James McIntosh

James McIntosh 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: 10900750
    Abstract: Camouflage patterns on a substrate such as a fabric comprise in a first aspect a substrate having a camouflage pattern with a set of intermixed colored blotches thereon, the colors of the set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a group of colors comprising an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color. In another aspect the colors of the set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a group of colors comprising an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Light Sage 560 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scotlund McIntosh, Lisa Bareiss Hepfinger, Cheryl Ann Stewardson, Anabela Dugas, James George Fairneny
  • Patent number: 10811961
    Abstract: A charge pump includes a first power source having a voltage VREG generated from a regulated and circuit-limiter supply, a second power source having a voltage VBRG and a top-off capacitor adapted to be charged to a voltage of the high of VREG or VBRG to a limit of a voltage clamp across the top-off capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Ross, Aldo Togneri, James McIntosh, Gianluca Allegrini
  • Publication number: 20200257695
    Abstract: A keyword reporting system for mobile applications is disclosed that generates keyword reports for a subject mobile application. The reports include a set of most relevant keywords for the subject mobile application with their associated ranking and result value. The ranking of a keyword is the subject mobile application's position in a search result for the keyword. A result value is determined for each keyword as well, where the result value is the number of mobile applications found in a search result for the keyword. Based on the ranking and result value of each keyword, a weight value is determined for each keyword. The weight value indicates the relevance of the keyword for the subject mobile application. A set of keywords are sorted and selected based on the weight value and a keyword report is generated that includes the set of keywords along with their rankings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Ian McIntosh, Fang Nan, Zhiming Zhang, Chen Liu, Xuesong Ding, Matthew James Hunter
  • Patent number: 10676890
    Abstract: A retaining wall can include wall blocks positioned to retain material against a rear side of the wall blocks. A method for supporting such a retaining wall method includes attaching at least one of the wall blocks to at least one ground-stabilizing base body supporting the wall blocks. The ground-stabilizing base body can include a flexible cable attached to the rear side of at least one of the wall blocks and to a portion extending rearward away from the rear side of at least one of the wall blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Gordon McIntosh, Brent Lester Paul Loates, Calum James Buchan
  • Patent number: 10667660
    Abstract: A suction nozzle for a vacuum cleaner includes a suction chamber; an outlet duct; an underside for engaging a surface to be cleaned; a main suction opening in the underside, which opens into the suction chamber; an auxiliary suction path which opens into the suction chamber; and a bleed path in fluid communication with the outlet duct. The suction nozzle further includes a valve mechanism arranged to open and close the auxiliary suction path and the bleed path, the valve mechanism being movable between a first configuration in which the auxiliary suction path is closed and the bleed path is open, a second configuration in which the auxiliary suction path is open and the bleed path is closed, and a third configuration in which both the auxiliary suction path and the bleed path are closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Donald James McIntosh, James Robert Carswell, Luke William Stephens
  • Patent number: 10565612
    Abstract: A system for introducing behaviorally tested live content (18) into an electronic mail message comprising at least one dynamic live content area (1006) sent through an e-mail service provider system (16) comprises memory and a click manager (28). The memory 5 includes behaviorally tested live content comprising image data. The click manager (28) receives an indication of the opening of the message by a recipient, whereupon the click manager (28) accesses the memory to retrieve behaviorally tested live content (18) and send the retrieved behaviorally tested live content (18) for rendering in the dynamic live content area (1006) of the electronic mail message opened by the one of the plurality of 0 recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Richard W. Jamison, James McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10511223
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a voltage regulator having a boost module and a charge pump module. In embodiments, the charge pump module is configured to operate in multiple modes. In embodiments, an IC package includes the boost module and the charge pump with a shared component, such as a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: James McIntosh, Robert Stoddard, Robert D. Christie
  • Patent number: 10483846
    Abstract: A multi-mode charge pump generates a regulated voltage at an output node from a battery input voltage. The multi-mode charge pump has a plurality of flying capacitors and a plurality of switches coupled to the flying capacitors in order to selectively couple the flying capacitors to the battery, the output node or a reference potential. The regulated voltage is provided across a storage capacitor coupled to the flying capacitors, and the regulated voltage is input to a comparator. The comparator also receives a reference voltage and compares the regulated voltage to the reference voltage to generates an asynchronous regulation signal. A controller in the multi-mode charge pump can automatically transition between operation modes such as a buck mode, a doubler mode and a tripler mode by controlling actuation of the switches in response to the asynchronous regulation signal and clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Gianluca Allegrini, Thomas Ross, James McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10475537
    Abstract: Methods and systems for evaluating a proposed treatment plan for radiation therapy, for evaluating one or more delineated regions of interest for radiation therapy, and/or for generating a proposed treatment plan for radiation therapy. Machine learning based on historical data may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: University Health Network
    Inventors: Thomas G. Purdie, Christopher James McIntosh, Igor Svistoun
  • Patent number: 10337838
    Abstract: A garment assembly such as a uniform, a military uniform and a military combat uniform is presented. The garment assembly includes a helmet or head cover being cut from a fabric having a first camouflage pattern with a first set of intermixed colored blotches thereon. The colors of the first set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a first group of colors including an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scotlund McIntosh, Lisa Bareiss Hepfinger, Cheryl Ann Stewardson, Anabela Dugas, James George Fairneny
  • Publication number: 20180333027
    Abstract: A suction nozzle for a vacuum cleaner includes a suction chamber; an outlet duct; an underside for engaging a surface to be cleaned; a main suction opening in the underside, which opens into the suction chamber; an auxiliary suction path which opens into the suction chamber; and a bleed path in fluid communication with the outlet duct. The suction nozzle further includes a valve mechanism arranged to open and close the auxiliary suction path and the bleed path, the valve mechanism being movable between a first configuration in which the auxiliary suction path is closed and the bleed path is open, a second configuration in which the auxiliary suction path is open and the bleed path is closed, and a third configuration in which both the auxiliary suction path and the bleed path are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Donald James MCINTOSH, James Robert CARSWELL, Luke William STEPHENS
  • Publication number: 20180333028
    Abstract: A cleaner head includes an agitator; a housing defining an agitator chamber and an aperture through which the agitator can be removed from the agitator chamber; and an end cap attachable to the housing to close the aperture, and releasable from the housing to open the aperture. The end cap is attachable and releasable by rotating at least a locking portion of the end cap about a locking axis between locked and unlocked positions relative to the housing. The cleaner head has a latch mechanism configured to prevent rotation of the locking portion to the unlocked position. The latch mechanism has a release member which is provided on the end cap, the release member being operable by hand to release the latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: James Robert CARSWELL, Donald James MCINTOSH, Vid STIGLIC, Charles Franklin GALE
  • Patent number: 10117554
    Abstract: A cleaner head for a vacuum cleaner including a housing, a roller and a wheel assembly arranged to support the cleaner head on a surface such that the roller is held out of pressing engagement with the surface. The roller is arranged to rotate with respect to the housing and the wheel assembly includes a first wheel which is arranged to drive the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Heidi Williamson, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Donald James McIntosh, Gerard Matthew Shevlin
  • Patent number: 10084407
    Abstract: An isolation switch driver includes a control circuit to control conduction of an isolation switch and a voltage monitor circuit to monitor a control voltage coupled to the isolation switch and to generate a fault indication if the control voltage is less than a predetermined threshold. The isolator driver can drive an isolation switch coupled between a bridge network and a motor in a motor control system. The monitor circuit can monitor a voltage between a gate terminal and a source terminal of the isolation switch and include a resistive element coupled between the gate terminal and the source terminal to generate a current proportional to the VGS voltage, a current mirror to shift a level of the current to a reference potential, and a comparator to compare the level-shifted current to a threshold current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Christy Looby, James McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20180211725
    Abstract: Methods and systems for evaluating a proposed treatment plan for radiation therapy, for evaluating one or more delineated regions of interest for radiation therapy, and/or for generating a proposed treatment plan for radiation therapy. Machine learning based on historical data may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas G. PURDIE, Christopher James MCINTOSH, Igor SVISTOUN
  • Publication number: 20180166984
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a voltage regulator having a boost module and a charge pump module. In embodiments, the charge pump module is configured to operate in multiple modes. In embodiments, an IC package includes the boost module and the charge pump with a shared component, such as a capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: James McIntosh, Robert Stoddard, Robert D. Christie
  • Patent number: 9928194
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide a transmitter for transmitting data over a serial bus coupled to the transmitter. The transmitter includes a controller to generate data for transmission by the transmitter. A transmit driver is coupled to the controller. The transmit driver, in response to the generated data for transmission, generates logic transitions on the serial bus. The transmit driver generates low-to-high logic transitions on the serial bus by charging the serial bus by a bus current based on (i) a predetermined initial bias level for a first time period, and (ii) a first predetermined maximum bias level for a second time period. The transmit driver generates high-to-low logic transitions on the serial bus by discharging the serial bus by a bus current based on (i) a pre-charged level of the transmit driver, and (ii) a second predetermined maximum bias level for a third time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Ross, Aldo Togneri, James McIntosh, Gianluca Allegrini
  • Patent number: D814724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack, Jonathan George Marsh, Donald James McIntosh, Louis Peter Richard Garner, Alexander Stuart Knox, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Heidi Williamson, Benjamin Charles Felix Tappenden
  • Patent number: D875338
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Charles Franklin Gale, Alexander David Peet, Donald James McIntosh, Alexander Stuart Know
  • Patent number: RE48130
    Abstract: A method switches master/slave timing in a communication network without traffic disruption. The method includes a master device informing a slave of timing loss. The master device additionally begins transmitting with timing from a local reference clock and begins receive timing recovery. The slave freezes its receive timing recovery and locks its transmit clock. The master device transitions its transmit timing to use the recovered receive clock. The slave gradually switches to transmitting using its local clock signal. The method may be used in synchronous Ethernet networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsemi Storage Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: James D Barnette, Mandeep S Chadha, James A McIntosh