Patents by Inventor James Michael McBride

James Michael McBride 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: 20220158312
    Abstract: A battery, for example, a rechargeable battery (e.g. lithium ion battery) having a casing with battery terminals. The casing, for example, includes an upper section, middle section, and lower section connected together. The battery can be connected to one or more battery trays having the same height or different heights for various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: THE NOCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Lewis NOOK, James Richard STANFIELD, Derek Michael UNDERHILL, James P. McBRIDE, Matthew Michael BOSWAY
  • Patent number: 11219928
    Abstract: A shape packing technique is introduced that can be applied in various applications such as automated print production. In an example embodiment, items that are to be placed into a target shape are sorted based on size to form item groups that include similarly sized items. Potential blocks including arrangements of one or more items are created from the sorted item groups. A placement solution is then generated by placing the potential blocks in the target shape using a recursive process that avoids redundant placement solutions until all of the potential blocks are placed or no other potential blocks are able to be placed. The placement solution can then be utilized, for example, to control a printer to print multiple images on a substrate and/or to control an automated cutting device to cut the substrate into multiple partitions according to the placement solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: James Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 10894332
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20200038917
    Abstract: A shape packing technique is introduced that can be applied in various applications such as automated print production. In an example embodiment, items that are to be placed into a target shape are sorted based on size to form item groups that include similarly sized items. Potential blocks including arrangements of one or more items are created from the sorted item groups. A placement solution is then generated by placing the potential blocks in the target shape using a recursive process that avoids redundant placement solutions until all of the potential blocks are placed or no other potential blocks are able to be placed. The placement solution can then be utilized, for example, to control a printer to print multiple images on a substrate and/or to control an automated cutting device to cut the substrate into multiple partitions according to the placement solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: James Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20180085962
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride
  • Patent number: 9833921
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20130174702
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride