Patents by Inventor James P. Sullivan

James P. Sullivan 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: 11491619
    Abstract: A negator spring tool for winding a negator spring output drum around a rotational axis includes: a pair of tool handles; and a tool disk having an outer edge which is generally circular except for a cutout. The tool disk is configured to be releasably attached to the output drum. The tool disk has a drum-facing side which includes protruding teeth protruding from the drum-facing side to engage radial spokes of the output drum. The outer edge of the tool disk includes handle slots which are spaced circumferentially. The distal end of each tool handle is insertable into a handle slot to rotate the tool disk around the rotational axis. The protruding teeth of the tool disk each having a T-shaped cross section, each T-shaped protruding tooth and the drum-facing side forming an I-shaped cross section having two opposite facing cavities on two opposite sides of the I-shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Mary Shalane Regan, James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20220161403
    Abstract: A negator spring tool for winding a negator spring output drum around a rotational axis includes: a pair of tool handles; and a tool disk having an outer edge which is generally circular except for a cutout. The tool disk is configured to be releasably attached to the output drum. The tool disk has a drum-facing side which includes protruding teeth protruding from the drum-facing side to engage radial spokes of the output drum. The outer edge of the tool disk includes handle slots which are spaced circumferentially. The distal end of each tool handle is insertable into a handle slot to rotate the tool disk around the rotational axis. The protruding teeth of the tool disk each having a T-shaped cross section, each T-shaped protruding tooth and the drum-facing side forming an I-shaped cross section having two opposite facing cavities on two opposite sides of the I-shaped cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Mary Shalane Regan, James P. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11279011
    Abstract: In an example, a negator spring tool for winding a negator spring output drum around a rotational axis includes: a pair of tool handles; and a tool disk having an outer edge which is generally circular except for a cutout forming a portion of the outer edge as a cutout edge portion of the outer edge. The tool disk is configured to be releasably attached to the output drum. The tool disk has a drum-facing side which includes protruding teeth protruding from the drum-facing side to engage radial spokes of the output drum when they are pushed into the output drum and the tool disk is rotated in either circumferential direction around the rotational axis. The outer edge of the tool disk includes handle slots which are spaced circumferentially. The distal end of each tool handle is insertable into a handle slot to rotate the tool disk around the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Mary Shalane Regan, James P. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10131020
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing parts that includes a base having therein one or more motors, an electrical power input port and a connector for connection to a general purpose programmable controller, and including a removable part holding and aligning (or presenting) fixture which can hold and rotate one or more parts to a specific location. The machine can include a tool for performing a process on a part. The machine can include a programmed general purpose controller that can control the operation of the machine during a manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160263711
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing parts that includes a base having therein one or more motors, an electrical power input port and a connector for connection to a general purpose programmable controller, and including a removable part holding and aligning (or presenting) fixture which can hold and rotate one or more parts to a specific location. The machine can include a tool for performing a process on a part. The machine can include a programmed general purpose controller that can control the operation of the machine during a manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20160089378
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method of treatment of osteoarthritis pain by administration of a histamine H3 receptor antagonist, described herein, a salt thereof, or a composition comprising such compound or salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Marlon D. Cowart, Gin C. Hsieh, Jorge D. Brioni, James P. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9186353
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method of treatment of osteoarthritis pain by administration of a histamine H3 receptor antagonist, described herein, a salt thereof, or a composition comprising such compound or salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Marlon D. Cowart, Gin C. Hsieh, Jorge D. Brioni, James P. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8470152
    Abstract: A method of operating a capacitive deionization cell using charge potentials of 1 V or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Voltea B.V.
    Inventor: James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20110243664
    Abstract: A pond is constructed using expanded foam core wall elements, situated on a Geo-technical fabric and having a leakproof liner. The expanded foam core wall elements define the size and shape of the pond. The expanded foam core wall elements are restrained from moving by any of tie rods and fasteners, stakes, and earthen fill and combinations of such restraints. The pond can be constructed quickly and inexpensively, and when no longer needed, can be disassembled and removed quickly and inexpensively without generating environmental waste. Uses of such ponds can include recreation, hydroponic aquaculture, and renewable energy uses such as solar thermal energy generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20110206878
    Abstract: An elastomer having discrete pieces of porous material distributed throughout the elastomer. Preferably, the porous material is expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and the tensile stress of the composition is greater than about 1 MPa, preferably greater than 1.5 MPa, at 50% elongation; greater than 2 MPa, preferably greater than 3 MPa and most preferably greater than 4 MPa, at 100% elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: James P. Sullivan, Michael McManaway
  • Publication number: 20100273778
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method of treatment of osteoarthritis pain by administration of a histamine H3 receptor antagonist, described herein, a salt thereof, or a composition comprising such compound or salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Marlon D. Cowart, Gin C. Hsieh, Jorge D. Brioni, James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100230277
    Abstract: A capacitive deionization cell comprising a first electrode, an anion membrane adjacent said first electrode forming an anion membrane-electrode conjugate, a cation membrane in spacial relation with said anion membrane defining a fluid flow path between said anion membrane and said cation membrane, and a second electrode adjacent said cation membrane forming a cation membrane-electrode conjugate, wherein said anion membrane-electrode conjugate and said cation membrane-electrode conjugate each have an effective capacitance, and the ratio of the effective capacitance of said cation membrane-electrode conjugate to the effective capacitance of said anion membrane-electrode conjugate is a non-zero number less than 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: James P. Sullivan, David Zuckerbrod, Mahesh Murthy, William B. Johnson, Steve Hardwick
  • Publication number: 20100065438
    Abstract: A method of operating a capacitive deionization cell using charge potentials of 1 V or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100065439
    Abstract: A method of operating a capacitive deionization cell using a relatively slow discharge flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20090221648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for treatment of cognitive deficits. Such compositions can have a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor ligand, of either ?4?2 subtype or ?7 nicotinic acetylcholine subtype, and a histamine-3 receptor ligand, a method of using the same, and a related article of manufacture. Combinations of such active agents with psychostimulants or monoamine reuptake inhibitors also is contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Lynne E. Rueter, Gerald B. Fox, Kaitlin E. Browman, James P. Sullivan, Jorge D. Brioni, Marlon D. Cowart, Ramin Faghih, Gregory A. Gfesser, Kathleen H. Mortell, Murali Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 7229779
    Abstract: A variant human ?7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) polypeptide is provided wherein the variant contains an amino acid substitution at the valine-274 position of the wild-type human ?7 nAChR. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the variant human ?7 nAChR, vectors and host cells containing such nucleic acid molecules are also provided. In addition, methods are provided for producing the variant as are methods of using such variants for screening compounds for activity at the nAChR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Clark A. Briggs, Murali Gopalakrishnan, David G. Mc Kenna, Lisa M. Monteggia, Jean-Marc Roch, James P. Sullivan, Edward Touma
  • Patent number: 7016876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method of providing casinos an electronic means of accessing a database identifying individuals listed on a gambler's exclusion list created by a state's gaming commission. The invention provides a particularly efficient way for a casino to avoid incurring penalties by inadvertently cashing checks belonging to individuals on an exclusion or disassociated persons list. The invention allows the casino teller to run a check transaction while simultaneously determining if the individual is listed as a compulsive gambler by the state's gaming commission. The invention achieves these objectives by providing a host computer, a database residing with the host computer, a means for inputting data from a plurality of sources, and a microprocessor residing at the host computer. The database stores identification information and other inputted data about individuals, the database includes a status listing of disassociated check writers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl Lanier, Larry P. Davis, James P. Sullivan, Melanie Schmutz-Nugent
  • Patent number: 7015015
    Abstract: The present invention provides an isolated or purified polynucleotide that encodes human endosulfine polypeptide. Isoforms of human endosulfine are also disclosed. The invention also provides methods of making recombinant human endosulfine using the polynucleotides and host cells transformed with the polynucleotides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Roch, Victoria E. S. Scott, Kristi L. Anderson, James P. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20040203033
    Abstract: A variant human &agr;7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) polypeptide is provided wherein the variant contains an amino acid substitution at the valine-274 position of the wild-type human &agr;7 nAChR. Nucleic acid molecules encoding the variant human &agr;7 nAChR, vectors and host cells containing such nucleic acid molecules are also provided. In addition, methods are provided for producing the variant as are methods of using such variants for screening compounds for activity at the nAChR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Clark A. Briggs, Murali Gopalakrishnan, David G. Mc Kenna, Lisa M. Monteggia, Jean-Marc Roch, James P. Sullivan, Edward Touma
  • Patent number: D497718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Crown Bolt, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Taccolini, Robert D. Weaver, James P. Sullivan