Patents by Inventor James Seaton

James Seaton 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: 9536076
    Abstract: An automatic train operation system includes a first control system configured to run a first software for controlling a first vehicle subsystem and a second control system configured to run a second software for controlling a second vehicle subsystem. The automatic train operation system also includes a software verification controller. The software verification controller is configured to identify a first identifier of the first software and a second identifier of the second software as a software configuration and determine whether the software configuration is preapproved. The software verification controller is also configured to, if the software configuration is preapproved, authorize the first control system and the second control system to run the first and second software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Swamy Reddy Gajulapalli, Russell Kubycheck, James Seaton, Alexander Shubs, Jr., Ola Tannous
  • Publication number: 20160304067
    Abstract: A system comprises a controller configured to determine whether to engage a parking brake upon detecting a fault. The system also includes a parking brake control system designed to automatically engage and release the parking brake in response to a command from the controller. The system also includes a communication system configured to facilitate communication between the controller and the parking brake control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Swamy Reddy Gajulapalli, Russell Kubycheck, James Seaton, Alexander Shubs, JR., Ola Tannous, David J. Babinec
  • Publication number: 20160306960
    Abstract: An automatic train operation system includes a first control system configured to run a first software for controlling a first vehicle subsystem and a second control system configured to run a second software for controlling a second vehicle subsystem. The automatic train operation system also includes a software verification controller. The software verification controller is configured to identify a first identifier of the first software and a second identifier of the second software as a software configuration and determine whether the software configuration is preapproved. The software verification controller is also configured to, if the software configuration is preapproved, authorize the first control system and the second control system to run the first and second software.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Swamy Reddy Gajulapalli, Russell Kubycheck, James Seaton, Alexander Shubs, JR., Ola Tannous
  • Publication number: 20140222000
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, ROY BOGERT, CHARLES HUMMEL, JAMES SEATON, JAMES NELSON
  • Patent number: 8696668
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, Roy Bogert, Charles Hummel, James Seaton, James Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110172665
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, Roy Bogert, Charles Hummel, James Seaton, James Nelson
  • Patent number: 7931650
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, Roy Bogert, Charles Hummel, James Seaton, James Nelson
  • Publication number: 20080086143
    Abstract: Compositions for use in treating and repairing orthopedic defects are provided. The compositions are especially useful for performing percutaneous vertebroplasty, percutaneous kyphoplasty and other procedures. When cured, the compositions are relatively solid but compressible, and prior to curing are viscous liquids with a low enough viscosity to fill voids in cavities such as voids within fractured vertebrae. Optionally, the properties of a composition according to the invention can be adjusted taking into account the hardness and density of the orthopedic structure to be repaired. Also disclosed are devices and methods for using the compositions, and a kit containing components for forming and utilizing the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: James Seaton, Ralph Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20070179620
    Abstract: By providing an elastic form stable material which is capable of being delivered directly to a specific desired location within a living creature and providing increased strength and rigidity to the injected location, disorders of the intervertebral disc of a living creature are able to be effectively treated. Treatment of defects or voids in soft tissue is achieved with a variation of the subject material specific to each application. In the preferred method, the elastic form stable material is injected directly into the affected area, thereby achieving the desired result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: James Seaton, Linda Trebing
  • Publication number: 20060274601
    Abstract: By creating a single housing or member within which a two-component cement is pre-packaged and maintained separately until mixing is desired, a unitary, pre-packaged, easy to use, bone cement mixing and dispensing system is attained. Furthermore, the cement components are able to be easily combined and intermixed, with the single housing or member also been employed for delivering the mixed cement to the desired site. In addition, the entire mixing and dispensing system of the present invention employs a minimum number of components, thereby achieving a system capable of being produced at competitive prices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventor: James Seaton
  • Publication number: 20060178747
    Abstract: By providing an elastic form stable material which is capable of being delivered directly to a specific desired location within a living creature and provides increased strength and rigidity to the injected location, disorders of the vertebrae of a living creature, for example disorders derived from osteoporosis, are able to be effectively treated. In the preferred method, the elastic form stable material is injected directly into the vertebral body, thereby achieving the desired result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Jan de Vries, James Seaton, Linda Trebing
  • Publication number: 20050209695
    Abstract: By providing an elastic form stable material which is capable of being delivered directly to a specific desired location within a living creature and provides increased strength and rigidity to the injected location, disorders of the vertebrae of a living creature, for example disorders derived from osteoporosis, are able to be effectively treated. In the preferred method, the elastic form stable material is injected directly into the vertebral body, thereby achieving the desired result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Jan de Vries, James Seaton, Linda Trebing
  • Publication number: 20040044344
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, Roy Bogert, Charles Hummel, James Seaton, James Nelson
  • Patent number: 6613049
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, Roy Bogert, Charles Hummel, James Seaton, James Nelson
  • Publication number: 20020165543
    Abstract: By providing components securable to anchor pins or screws of different diameters as well as providing clamps which hold associated pins in any position during adjustments, an external fixation or adjustable frame structure is provided which is capable of being quickly and easily assembled in any desired configuration. In the present invention, the frame structure is retained in any assembled configuration in order to allow final adjustments to be made, prior to the final securement of the frame assembly in the precisely desired configuration by closure of each clamp member. In this way, an entire frame assembly is capable of being constructed, adjusted, and readjusted in order to assure each component is oriented in the precisely desired position prior to final closure of the clamping members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Robert A. Winquist, Roy Bogert, Charles Hummel, James Seaton, James Nelson