Patents by Inventor James Ralph

James Ralph 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: 20210205231
    Abstract: Described herein are particles including gold and an oleo-gum resin and/or a derivative of an oleo-gum resin. The particles may be gold nanoparticles and the oleo-gum resin may be frankincense and/or myrrh. Also described herein are methods of preparing such particles, compositions including such particles and methods of using particles and compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Elliot Blonshine, James Ralph Compton
  • Publication number: 20210002940
    Abstract: A monitoring system and method are configured to detect a status of a door for a component on a vehicle. The monitoring system includes a sound sensor positioned within an auditory range of the door. The sound sensor detects sound energy generated in relation to a closed position of the door and an open position of the door. The sound sensor outputs a sound signal indicative of the sound energy. A monitoring control unit is in communication with the sound sensor. The monitoring control unit receives the sound signal and analyzes the sound signal to determine the status of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Lee Nicks, James Ralph Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10395173
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses to facilitate development, documentation, presentation of and interaction with enhanced models of understanding, thinking and problem solving regarding an arbitrary problem. Preferred embodiments of the invention utilize an exemplary archetype process or exemplary archetype structure for user thinking or problem solving, or customized exemplary archetype process or exemplary archetype structure. Some embodiments accomplish models or interactive environments, or both, represented in three-dimensional or partly three-dimensional forms, and may also accomplish forms that combine, integrate or in parallel provide electronic and digital with additional physical, mechanical or other forms or elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Zxibix, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ralph Heidenreich, Linda Shawn Higgins
  • Publication number: 20180168264
    Abstract: A moisture protection device for protecting a cap, such as a baseball cap, includes a shell that is configured to insert the cap. The shell is transparent and water resistant. A band is coupled to the shell. The band is elastic. The band is configured to couple the shell to the cap such that the shell is configured to shield the cap from moisture such as rain, sleet, and snow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: James Ralph Watkins
  • Patent number: 9672751
    Abstract: The invention provides a three-dimensional apparatus for problem solving, learning and presentation for modeling, teaching and illustrating exemplary problem solving or thinking. Some embodiments provide a puzzle-like form. Another preferred embodiment of the present invention provides for the building of a problem or topic or situation specific or custom learning or problem solving or investigatory or presentation aid. Embodiments of the invention may also incorporate or use electronic, digital, electro-mechanical, mechanical, electric or other devices, processors, controllers, or mechanisms, or input or output to or from such or similar elements, and wired or wireless or other networks or interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Zxibix, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Shawn Higgins, James Ralph Heidenreich
  • Publication number: 20160066489
    Abstract: ‘Von’ is a new and distinct blackberry (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson) cultivar , which originated as an open-pollinated seedling from bulked seed collected from a population of F1 seedlings from the cross of NC 194 (non-patented)×Navaho (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,679, expired). This new blackberry cultivar can be distinguished by its high yields, large uniform fruit size, great fruit quality, mid- to late season fruit ripening, prolific fruiting row establishment, excellent shelf life and healthy plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: James Ralph Ballington, Gina Elizabeth Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9262715
    Abstract: Preferred embodiments of the invention provide a customized or specialized environment to facilitate customized development of thinking about a problem or inquiry based project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Zxibix, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Shawn Higgins, James Ralph Heidenreich
  • Publication number: 20150334890
    Abstract: ‘Pinnacle’ is a new and distinct variety of blueberry plant that has the following unique combination of desirable features outstanding in a new variety. 1. Early season ripening when prices remain high. 2. Consistently good yields of large size fruit. 3. High percentages of fruit in very large diameter categories which are tailored for premium market outlets. 4. Very good fruit color and quality and excellent fruit firmness. 5. Fruit with very good post-harvest shelf-life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Arlen D. Draper, James Ralph Ballington, Charles Michael Mainland, William Terry Bland
  • Publication number: 20150244452
    Abstract: A system for monitoring an individual for substance use includes at least one of a transdermal sensor and a body communications subsystem. When provided, the transdermal sensor is used to periodically test for consumption of a selected substance by the individual, the results of which are selectively logged for compliance review by monitoring authorities. When provided, the body communications subsystem uses the body of the individual as a communications path for signals transmitted by a transmitting device storing identification information for the individual to a receiving device for extracting the identification information and identifying the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Wojciech Grohman, James Ralph Ballard
  • Publication number: 20150197151
    Abstract: A subsystem for warming-up a substance sensor within a sobriety testing system includes a memory storing a schedule of times at which tests are expected to be taken by a user. Processing circuitry responsive to the stored schedule activates a heater associated with the substance sensor sufficiently in advance of an upcoming time on the schedule such that the substance sensor is at operating temperature when the corresponding test is requested by at the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: 1A SMART START, INC.
    Inventor: James Ralph Ballard, JR.
  • Patent number: 9076344
    Abstract: The invention provides a three-dimensional problem solving or learning apparatus for modeling and teaching exemplary problem solving or exemplary thinking. Some embodiments of the present invention provide a puzzle-like form. Another preferred embodiment of the present invention provides for the building of a problem or situation specific or custom learning or problem solving aid. Embodiments of the invention may also incorporate or use electrical, electronic, digital, electro-mechanical, mechanical or other devices, processors or mechanisms, or input or output to or from such or similar elements, and wired or wireless or other networks or interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Zxibix, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Shawn Higgins, James Ralph Heidenreich
  • Patent number: 9021605
    Abstract: To protect sensitive data in program code, a method includes providing a programming interface with a capability of allocating a protected region of memory which can only be accessed by authorized code. Sensitive data present in program code is stored in the protected region of memory. The method includes marking parts of code in a program as authorized or not authorized to access the sensitive data, and determining if that part of a program which is executing is authorized to access protected data by reference to the marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George Meldrum Blue, John James Ralph Scott, Jamie Peter Squibb, Philip Graham Willoughby
  • Patent number: 8712946
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide system and methods for new approaches for facilitating the development of and transferring of user thinking and understanding about an arbitrary problem, in some embodiments through creating new interactive forms of thinking and knowledge constructs as enhanced interactive and/or visually appealing presentational and working forms. Some embodiments involve the development of an interactive construct by one or more users for use by one or more other users (as in educational or professional development situations, for example). Some embodiments include the interfacing with, receiving input from, or enabling output to other systems, processor or device enabled methods, devices, objects, controllers, or other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: James Ralph Heidenreich, Linda Shawn Higgins
  • Publication number: 20140102337
    Abstract: The present invention describes a beach table assembly that provides securement of the table into the sand. The table has a single leg with a removable threaded attachment that is configured for insertion into the distal end of the leg and is adapted for securement into the beach sand. The table surface has hinges that enable rotation of table ends for the opening and closing of the planar sides of the table, wherein the table sides are supported by arms located underneath the table surface and are locked into place by locking pins on the table leg. The table further has pockets for the storage of suntan lotion, magazines, books, etc., and sunken upper surfaces adapted for the holding of beverages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Carolyn Ralph, James Ralph
  • Patent number: 8676735
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for facilitating of formal and informal collaborative or cooperative groups, teams or multiple individuals according to exemplary or preferred approaches for problem solving and conducting inquiry based projects. Preferred embodiments use exemplary archetype processes or archetype structures for problem solving or thinking about a problem or inquiry based project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: James Ralph Heidenreich, Linda Shawn Higgins
  • Patent number: 8660972
    Abstract: Preferred embodiments of the invention provide a customized or specialized environment to facilitate customized development of thinking about a problem or inquiry based project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: James Ralph Heidenreich, Linda Shawn Higgins
  • Patent number: D683620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ralph Lamb, Timothy John Fast
  • Patent number: D743812
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Curwood, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ralph Lamb, Timothy John Fast
  • Patent number: PP26899
    Abstract: ‘Pinnacle’ is a new and distinct variety of blueberry plant that has the following unique combination of desirable features outstanding in a new variety. ‘Pinnacle’ provides season ripening when prices remain high and consistently good yields of large size fruit. In addition, ‘Pinnacle’ provides high percentages of fruit in very large diameter categories, which are tailored for premium market outlets, very good fruit color and quality, excellent fruit firmness and fruit with very good post-harvest shelf-life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Arlen D. Draper, James Ralph Ballington, Charles Michael Mainland, William Terry Bland
  • Patent number: PP27299
    Abstract: ‘Von’ is a new and distinct blackberry (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson) cultivar, which originated as an open-pollinated seedling from bulked seed collected from a population of F1 seedlings from the cross of NC 194 (non-patented)×Navaho (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,679, expired). This new blackberry cultivar can be distinguished by its high yields, large uniform fruit size, great fruit quality, mid- to late season fruit ripening, prolific fruiting row establishment, excellent shelf life and healthy plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: James Ralph Ballington, Gina Elizabeth Fernandez