Patents by Inventor James Simpson

James Simpson 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: 11556679
    Abstract: Examples can include a system for creating filters within a computer-aided design (“CAD”) application and performing actions on elements that satisfy the filter criteria. A plugin can generate an element modification window that is displayed on a graphical user interface (“GUI”). The plugin can receive criteria for a first filter based on a tab that allows the user to select a parameter, operator, and operand. The user can categorize and edit the filters and select an action to perform on elements that fit the filter criteria. Such actions can include copying a parameter, modifying a parameter, executing a macro, and changing an element's associated work set. The plugin automatically perform the action on new and modified elements based on a user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: EVOLVE MEP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Jones, James Simpson, Jason Faulkner
  • Publication number: 20220375437
    Abstract: A foldable stringed instrument having a neck and/or body that may assume a reduced profile by folding an upper neck portion away from the playing position through the use of a translating bridge assembly and a translating truss assembly, wherein the foldable stringed instrument is capable of housing or otherwise being coupled to any of a variety of electronics or electrical components (e.g. a smart phone or tablet computer) having one or more applications (apps) for driving the operation, functionality and/or effects associated with the foldable stringed instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Ciari Guitars, inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spangler, James Lee, Philip Simpson
  • Patent number: 11491299
    Abstract: A heating oven for use with a heat-not-burn portable heating device for the delivery of vaporized natural consumables, and methods of operating the oven are disclosed. The oven heats a flower stick filled with natural consumables to vaporize volatile compounds for the inhalation and enjoyment of the user. The oven operates by both conduction and convection via knitted wire filters that have high surface area and thermal mass to enable rapid heat transfer and stabilization of temperatures. The oven operates according to one or more temperature profiles for the duration of a heating session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Lee Simpson, Matthew James Bickerton
  • Publication number: 20220275610
    Abstract: A method and system for real time monitoring of the condition of a pipeline is disclosed. The method comprises continuously monitoring transient pressure information of a fluid in the pipeline, selecting a time window of transient pressure information and processing the time window of transient pressure information to detect an anomaly in the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jessica Maria BOHORQUEZ AREVALO, Bradley James ALEXANDER, Angus R. SIMPSON, Martin F. LAMBERT
  • Publication number: 20220249732
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to dextran fibers which are preferably electrospun and devices formed from such fibers. In particular, such devices may include substances of interest (such as therapeutic substances) associated with the electrospun fibers. Upon exposure to a liquid the electrospun fibers dissolve immediately and the substances of interest are released into the liquid. Exemplary devices include bandages formed from electrospun dextran fibers and associated agents that promote hemostasis, such as thrombin and fibrinogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Bowlin, David Simpson, James Bowman, Stephen Rothwell
  • Patent number: 11404032
    Abstract: A foldable stringed instrument having a neck and/or body that may assume a reduced profile by folding an upper neck portion away from the playing position through the use of a translating bridge assembly and a translating truss assembly, wherein the foldable stringed instrument is capable of housing or otherwise being coupled to any of a variety of electronics or electrical components (e.g. a smart phone or tablet computer) having one or more applications (apps) for driving the operation, functionality and/or effects associated with the foldable stringed instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ciari Guitars, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spangler, James Lee, Philip Simpson
  • Publication number: 20210312098
    Abstract: Examples can include a system for filtering selections made within a computer-aided design (“CAD”) application. A plugin can generate a filter designer window that is displayed on a graphical user interface (“GUI”). The plugin can receive criteria for a first filter based on an edit tab that allows the user to select a parameter, operator, and operand. The user can categorize and edit the filters and apply them to the selection. The plugin can loop through elements within a selection box and automatically deselect elements that do not meet the criteria of the first filter. Remaining selected elements can be visually indicated as specified by the first filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, James Simpson, Kerry Poe
  • Patent number: 10853582
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide a conversation agent to process natural language queries expressed by a user and perform commands according to the derived intention of the user. A natural language processing (NLP) engine derives intent using conditional random fields to identify a domain and at least one task embodied in the query. The NLP may further identify one or more subdomains, and one or more entities related to the identified command. A template system creates a data structure for information relevant to the derived intent and passes a template to a services manager for interfacing with one or more services capable of accomplishing the task. A dialogue manager may elicit more entities from the user if required by the services manager and otherwise engage in conversation with the user. In one embodiment, the conversational agent allows a user to engage in multiple conversations simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sam Pasupalak, Joshua R. Pantony, Wilson Hsu, Zhiyuan Wu, Phil Tregenza, Kaheer Suleman, James Simpson, Andrew McNamara, Tareq Ismail
  • Publication number: 20200012721
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide a conversation agent to process natural language queries expressed by a user and perform commands according to the derived intention of the user. A natural language processing (NLP) engine derives intent using conditional random fields to identify a domain and at least one task embodied in the query. The NLP may further identify one or more subdomains, and one or more entities related to the identified command. A template system creates a data structure for information relevant to the derived intent and passes a template to a services manager for interfacing with one or more services capable of accomplishing the task. A dialogue manager may elicit more entities from the user if required by the services manager and otherwise engage in conversation with the user. In one embodiment, the conversational agent allows a user to engage in multiple conversations simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Maluuba Inc.
    Inventors: Sam PASUPALAK, Joshua R. PANTONY, Wilson HSU, Zhiyuan WU, Phil TREGENZA, Kaheer SULEMAN, James SIMPSON, Andrew MCNAMARA, Tareq ISMAIL
  • Publication number: 20190339045
    Abstract: A mountable vehicle implement (10) is provided and comprises a mounting region at or towards one end for mounting the implement on a vehicle (20). The implement is height adjustable to adjust the height of the mounting region, and the implement comprises means for adjusting the angle of the mounting region so that it is matched to a cooperating mounting region on a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: James SIMPSON, Peter COUCHMAN
  • Patent number: 10452783
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide a conversation agent to process natural language queries expressed by a user and perform commands according to the derived intention of the user. A natural language processing (NLP) engine derives intent using conditional random fields to identify a domain and at least one task embodied in the query. The NLP may further identify one or more subdomains, and one or more entities related to the identified command. A template system creates a data structure for information relevant to the derived intent and passes a template to a services manager for interfacing with one or more services capable of accomplishing the task. A dialog manager may elicit more entities from the user if required by the services manager and otherwise engage in conversation with the user. In one embodiment, the conversational agent allows a user to engage in multiple conversations simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Maluuba, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Pasupalak, Joshua R. Pantony, Wilson Hsu, Zhiyuan Wu, Phil Tregenza, Kaheer Suleman, James Simpson, Andrew McNamara, Tareq Ismail
  • Patent number: 10430845
    Abstract: A purchase request system efficiently procures goods and services by recognizing purchase authority levels of users within an enterprise, division, or project team. Administrators establish authority levels to ensure that purchase requests within a user's authority level are automatically processed and submitted to vendors for fulfillment of orders, while purchase requests beyond a user's authority level are routed according to a determined protocol. Determined protocols include routing the purchase request to a designated user with a different authority level for disposition, rejection of the purchase request, or modification of the purchase request in accordance with the determined protocol. Users may select from multiple payment methods to complete a purchase transaction and may access the purchasing system in real time to determine the status of an order at any point in the life cycle of the purchase request, from submission of the request to payment for received goods and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ADVENTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Koretz, Rob Chamberlin, James Simpson
  • Patent number: 10356889
    Abstract: A technique for controlling and compensating the energy spread of a charged particle beam is provided. This technique is based on a passive dielectric-loaded structure that redistributes the energy within the bunch by means of the wakefield generated in the structure. Cylindrical and planar structure configurations are provided and also means for electrical and mechanical tuning to optimize performance. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EUCLID TECHLABS LLC
    Inventors: James Simpson, Michael Rosing, Alexander Zholents, Sergey Antipov, Chunguang Jing, Paul Schoessow, Alexei Kanareykin
  • Patent number: 10157550
    Abstract: A system includes an education module (171) that is operable with, includes, or is operable to control three-dimensional figure generation software (170). The education module (171) is configured to present an educational three-dimensional object (181) on a display (132) upon detecting an educational flash card (150) being disposed before a camera (130) that is operable with the education module (171). The educational three-dimensional object (181) can correspond to a visible graphic (151) disposed on the educational flash card (150) to provide an educational experience to a student.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ALIVE STUDIOS, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Randall Self, Cynthia Bertucci Kaye, Craig M. Selby, James Simpson
  • Publication number: 20180260384
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide a conversation agent to process natural language queries expressed by a user and perform commands according to the derived intention of the user. A natural language processing (NLP) engine derives intent using conditional random fields to identify a domain and at least one task embodied in the query. The NLP may further identify one or more subdomains, and one or more entities related to the identified command. A template system creates a data structure for information relevant to the derived intent and passes a template to a services manager for interfacing with one or more services capable of accomplishing the task. A dialogue manager may elicit more entities from the user if required by the services manager and otherwise engage in conversation with the user. In one embodiment, the conversational agent allows a user to engage in multiple conversations simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Maluuba Inc.
    Inventors: Sam PASUPALAK, Joshua R. PANTONY, Wilson HSU, Zhiyuan WU, Phil TREGENZA, Kaheer SULEMAN, James SIMPSON, Andrew MCNAMARA, Tareq ISMAIL
  • Publication number: 20180194508
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes a bottom panel, first end panel, and first side panel that together form a first corner of the container. The first corner is secured by a first corner locking member. The first corner locking member is struck in part from a first corner flap and in part from the first side panel. The first corner locking member is hingedly connected to the first corner flap along a first fold line. The first corner locking member is inserted through a slot formed through the first end panel and into a first corner aperture formed through the first side panel, wherein the first corner aperture is formed by folding the first corner locking member out of plane with the first side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: James A. SIMPSON
  • Patent number: 9971766
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product provide a conversation agent to process natural language queries expressed by a user and perform commands according to the derived intention of the user. A natural language processing (NLP) engine derives intent using conditional random fields to identify a domain and at least one task embodied in the query. The NLP may further identify one or more subdomains, and one or more entities related to the identified command. A template system creates a data structure for information relevant to the derived intent and passes a template to a services manager for interfacing with one or more services capable of accomplishing the task. A dialog manager may elicit more entities from the user if required by the services manager and otherwise engage in conversation with the user. In one embodiment, the conversational agent allows a user to engage in multiple conversations simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Maluuba Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Pasupalak, Joshua R. Pantony, Wilson Hsu, Zhiyuan Wu, Phil Tregenza, Kaheer Suleman, James Simpson, Andrew McNamara, Tareq Ismail
  • Patent number: 9925337
    Abstract: A delay mechanism for an automatic injection device having a housing and a medication filled syringe. The delay mechanism includes a shuttle, a follower, a damping compound, at least one biasing member, and a biased plunger element. When moved in the device housing from a first location to a second location, the biased plunger element is adapted to drive the syringe piston within syringe barrel to force medication through the syringe needle for an injection. The follower, when the plunger element is so moved, is freed to move, under urging of the at least one biasing member, from a first position on the housing toward a second position to thereby move the shuttle for retracting the syringe needle into the housing after injection. The damping compound dampens or slows rotation of the follower as the follower moves from the first position toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Jesse Arnold Fourt, Bradley James Simpson
  • Patent number: 9913943
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for an automatic injection device which by its operation releases a biased element of the device for movement. The trigger assembly includes a button pressable by a user, and a lock member. Prior to the button being plunged, a blocking element on the button is abutted by a button-engaging surface of the lock member to prevent lock member rotation, thereby allowing an engagement surface on the lock member to remain in engagement with an engagement surface of the biased element so as to restrain motion of the biased element. When the button is plunged, the blocking surface moves clear of the button-engaging surface to allow the lock member to rotate, during which rotation the engagement surfaces disengage to release the biased element for movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Jesse Arnold Fourt, Bradley James Simpson
  • Publication number: 20170236433
    Abstract: A system includes an education module (171) that is operable with, includes, or is operable to control three-dimensional figure generation software (170). The education module (171) is configured to present an educational three-dimensional object (181) on a display (132) upon detecting an educational flash card (150) being disposed before a camera (130) that is operable with the education module (171). The educational three-dimensional object (181) can correspond to a visible graphic (151) disposed on the educational flash card (150) to provide an educational experience to a student.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: ALIVE STUDIOS, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Randall Self, Cynthia Bertucci Kaye, Craig M. Selby, James Simpson