Patents by Inventor James Novak

James Novak 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: 20210401059
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic smoking article that provides for improved aerosol delivery. Particularly, the article provides for separate delivery of two or more components of an aerosol precursor composition to one or more heaters so as to control the rate of delivery or the rate of heating of the separate components of the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Karen V. Taluskie, Stephen Benson Sears, Bradley James Ingebrethsen, Balager Ademe, Steven Lee Alderman, William Robert Collett, Grady Lance Dooly, Charles Jacob Novak, III
  • Patent number: 10794091
    Abstract: A gate latch arranged to be mounted to either a gate or gate post and adapted to co-operate with a component mounted on the other of the gate or gate post to hold the gate closed, the gate latch comprising: a latch mechanism, and a housing containing at least a portion of the latch mechanism, the housing being configured to receive at least one latch accessory to modify the gate latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: D & D Group Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Glenn Smith, James Novak
  • Patent number: 10688885
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller programmed to identify a seating position in the vehicle corresponding to each of a plurality of nomadic devices in communication with the vehicle. The controller is configured to receive at least one seating profile from each of the nomadic devices and adjust seating parameters for each of the seating positions according to the seating profile received from the corresponding nomadic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Amanda Perkins, Jason Shomsky, Paul James Novak
  • Publication number: 20200017351
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a fuel delivery system to limit acidic corrosion. An exemplary control system includes a controller, at least one monitor, an output, and a remediation system. The monitor of the control system may collect and analyze data indicative of a corrosive environment in the fuel delivery system. The output of the control system may automatically warn an operator of the fueling station of the corrosive environment so that the operator can take preventative or corrective action. The remediation system of the control system may take at least one corrective action to remediate the corrosive environment in the fuel delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Schultz, James Novak, Bill Nelson, Randall Boucher, Martin Turnidge, George Risch, Todd Breuer
  • Publication number: 20190152349
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller programmed to identify a seating position in the vehicle corresponding to each of a plurality of nomadic devices in communication with the vehicle. The controller is configured to receive at least one seating profile from each of the nomadic devices and adjust seating parameters for each of the seating positions according to the seating profile received from the corresponding nomadic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Amanda PERKINS, Jason SHOMSKY, Paul James NOVAK
  • Publication number: 20180257925
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling a fuel delivery system to limit acidic corrosion. An exemplary control system includes a controller, at least one monitor, an output, and a remediation system. The monitor of the control system may collect and analyze data indicative of a corrosive environment in the fuel delivery system. The output of the control system may automatically warn an operator of the fueling station of the corrosive environment so that the operator can take preventative or corrective action. The remediation system of the control system may take at least one corrective action to remediate the corrosive environment in the fuel delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Nicholas Schultz, James Novak, Bill Nelson, Randall Boucher, Martin Turnidge, George Risch, Todd Breuer
  • Patent number: 10072442
    Abstract: A latching assembly for a gate comprising: a latch operative to adopt a latched condition, the latch comprising one or more members coupled together, each latch member extending along a longitudinal axis; and a lock comprising a lock portion adjustable from a retracted to a projected configuration to bring the lock portion into engagement with the or at least one of the latch members in the projected configuration so as to lock the latch in its latched condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: D & D Group Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Glenn Smith, James Novak
  • Patent number: 9925988
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes a computer. The computer is programmed to command application of one of up to a predetermined steering torque value and up to a predetermined net asymmetric braking force value. Each predetermined force is selected to achieve a predetermined vehicle yaw torque that is at most the lesser of a first maximum yaw torque resulting from actuating a steering system and a second maximum yaw torque resulting from actuating a brake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: FLORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Zwicky, Shane Elwart, Michael Hafner, Xingping Chen, Paul James Novak, Jiyi Liu, Andy Chuan Hsia, Levasseur Tellis, Greg Blaisdell Stevens
  • Publication number: 20160221843
    Abstract: A modular water purification system has a high pressure pump interchangeably received into one of two or more alternative power modules that can rely on different energy sources, such as an combustion engine module or an electric motor module. The pump applies water pressure to a reverse osmosis filter element. The system is reconfigurable for a given deployment, such as with a higher pressure pump operation for a high dissolved solute concentration, such as sea water desalination, or at a lower pressure for fresh water. Modules for deploying parallel paths each having a high pressure pump and reverse osmosis filter can be supplied as an addendum, or included in the supplied unit. The supplied unit is dimensioned so that the modules are stackable atop one another and in abutment to fill out a rectilinear volume on a pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Primo L. Acernese, James Novak
  • Publication number: 20160010361
    Abstract: A latching assembly for a gate comprising: a latch operative to adopt a latched condition, the latch comprising one or more members coupled together, each latch member extending along a longitudinal axis; and a lock comprising a lock portion adjustable from a retracted to a projected configuration to bring the lock portion into engagement with the or at least one of the latch members in the projected configuration so as to lock the latch in its latched condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn Smith, James Novak
  • Publication number: 20160002955
    Abstract: A gate latch arranged to be mounted to either a gate or gate post and adapted to co-operate with a component mounted on the other of the gate or gate post to hold the gate closed, the gate latch comprising: a latch mechanism, and a housing containing at least a portion of the latch mechanism, the housing being configured to receive at least one latch accessory to modify the gate latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn Smith, James Novak
  • Patent number: 8519446
    Abstract: A gas sensor for sensing chemical gases utilizes a metal oxynitride as the sensing material, which changes its conductivity when exposed to the analyte gas. The change in conductivity is measured for the sensor output. The metal may be either tungsten or molybdenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald I. Dass, James Novak
  • Patent number: 8455047
    Abstract: A hybrid carbon nanotube and clay nanofiller is produced by a freeze-drying process performed on clay platelets, and carbon nanotubes grown on the clay platelets using a chemical vapor deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjun Li, James Novak
  • Patent number: 8408123
    Abstract: A device to provide a moment loading to one roller of a pair of nip rollers to counteract the bending moment created by a nip force between the rollers, the one roller being rotatably supported by a journal bearing at each end thereof, the device comprising a lever mechanism for imparting translational and torsional movement to the journal bearing with respect to a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Neschen Americas
    Inventors: James Novak, Sean Garster
  • Publication number: 20130032540
    Abstract: A modular water purification system has a high pressure pump interchangeably received into one of two or more alternative power modules that can rely on different energy sources, such as an combustion engine module or an electric motor module. The pump applies water pressure to a reverse osmosis filter element. The system is reconfigurable for a given deployment, such as with a higher pressure pump operation for a high dissolved solute concentration, such as sea water desalination, or at a lower pressure for fresh water. Modules for deploying parallel paths each having a high pressure pump and reverse osmosis filter can be supplied as an addendum, or included in the supplied unit. The supplied unit is dimensioned so that the modules are stackable atop one another and in abutment to fill out a rectilinear volume on a pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TerraGroup Corporation
    Inventors: Primo L. Acernese, James Novak, JR.
  • Patent number: 8282823
    Abstract: A modular water purification system is optimized for versatility and weight using a pump component that is mountable by standardized fittings into alternative prime mover modules that can receive and power the pump. The pump can be a heavy high pressure pump for a reverse osmosis stage, interchangeably mounted on an internal combustion engine module or an electric motor module. The pump is enclosed and protected by a frame with end plates, elongated bar handles and a standardized base that fits into and is fixed by a sliding flange and clamping structure, locating the pump precisely to engage a rotational fitting on the pump shaft with a complementary fitting coupled to the prime mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: TerraGroup Corporation
    Inventors: Primo L. Acernese, James Novak, Jr., Joseph J. Totenbier
  • Publication number: 20120193292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for treating liquids, and methods for treating liquids, particularly by using such devices. Reticulated electrode structures with a high proportion of surface area to volume are formed with at least two metals, and are coupled in arrays to an electrical driving signal such as an alternating and/or direct current voltage source, for ion exchange with a liquid to be treated, to produce, e.g., potable water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: TerraGroup Corporation
    Inventors: Primo L. Acernese, James Novak, JR., Thomas Lotts, William J. Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20120128878
    Abstract: A hybrid carbon nanotube and clay nanofiller is produced by a freeze-drying process performed on clay platelets, and carbon nanotubes grown on the clay platelets using a chemical vapor deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: NANO-PROPRIETARY, INC.
    Inventors: Yunjun Li, James Novak
  • Patent number: 8126574
    Abstract: The invention provides control systems and methodologies for controlling a process having one or more motorized pumps and associated motor drives, which provide for optimized process performance according to one or more performance criteria, such as efficiency, component life expectancy, safety, emissions, noise, vibration, operational cost, or the like. More particularly, the subject invention provides for employing machine diagnostic and/or prognostic information in connection with optimizing an overall business operation over a time horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick M. Discenzo, Ramdas M. Pai, Gerald Peter Schaller, Michael Scott Roote, Richard James Novak, David Lee Jensen, John Crandall Ference, Bennet Ray Williams
  • Patent number: D672631
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: D & D Group Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: James Novak, Glenn Smith, Andre Tarris