Patents by Inventor James Steele

James Steele 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: 20200295545
    Abstract: A tank including a fluid reservoir, a communication module, a controller, and at least one sensor. The fluid reservoir is configured to be in fluid communication with a cable segment. The communication module is configured to communicate with an external device. The sensor is configured to detect an injection parameter value, encode the injection parameter value in a sensor signal, and send the sensor signal to the controller. The controller is configured to automatically instruct the communication module to transmit information to the external device based on the injection parameter value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Glen John Bertini, Weston Philips Chapin Ford, Helaina Hurwitz, Norman J. Keitges, Kevin Laux, James Steele, Jeffrey Andrew Thomas, Rodrigue Tonfack
  • Publication number: 20200294694
    Abstract: A tank including a fluid reservoir, a communication module, a controller, and at least one sensor. The fluid reservoir is configured to be in fluid communication with a cable segment. The communication module is configured to communicate with an external device. The sensor is configured to detect an injection parameter value, encode the injection parameter value in a sensor signal, and send the sensor signal to the controller. The controller is configured to automatically instruct the communication module to transmit information to the external device based on the injection parameter value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Glen John Bertini, Weston Philips Chapin Ford, Helaina Hurwitz, Norman J. Keitges, Kevin Laux, James Steele, Jeffrey Andrew Thomas, Rodrigue Tonfack
  • Publication number: 20200207542
    Abstract: A conveying system for conveying a conveyable material from a hopper where the system includes a fluid port located below the hopper outlet and in a vertical flow path into hopper outlet that can be momentarily opened for an on the go release of a charge of compressed air directly upward into the hopper outlet and into the underside of the bridge in the hopper to either disintegrate or unlock the bridged particles from each other thereby causing the bridged material to fall into the hopper outlet and into the conveying system where the material can be transported to a remote location or to remove any material that may be adhering to the wall during an emptying phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: James Steele
  • Patent number: 10693372
    Abstract: A multi-level power converter and a method using first, second, third and fourth switching elements, an inductor, and a flying capacitor are presented. A first terminal of the inductor may be connected to a switching terminal connecting the second and third switching elements. A first terminal of the flying capacitor may be connected to a terminal connecting the first and second elements. A second terminal of the flying capacitor may be connected to a terminal connecting the third and fourth switching elements. The multi-level power converter may have a first feedback circuit to generate control signals for setting the switching elements in a plurality of switching states for regulating an output voltage or an output current. The converter may have a second feedback circuit to generate control signals to allow the flying capacitor to be charged or discharged using an inductor current flowing through the inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Aravind Mangudi, Mark Mercer, James Steele, Taek Chang, Bill McKillop
  • Publication number: 20200191421
    Abstract: A system including a processor and sensor for installation inside an underground vault. The sensor monitors a parameter inside the vault and sends a monitoring signal to the processor. Based on the monitoring signal, the processor may provide data to a memory for storage and/or control signals to an interface for transmission to an external device located within the vault. The control signals instruct the external device to modify the environment inside the vault. The sensor may be positioned inside an enclosure, which is inside a housing. An air moving device moves air into or out of the enclosure thereby drawing air from the vault into the enclosure before the sensor monitors the parameter. A heat generating component may be positioned inside the housing and when generating heat prevents moisture from condensing therein. The system may include a power unit that draws power from a power source inside the vault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: James Steele, Mark Newton, Glen J. Bertini
  • Patent number: 10684031
    Abstract: A system including a processor and sensor for installation inside an underground vault. The sensor monitors a parameter inside the vault and sends a monitoring signal to the processor. Based on the monitoring signal, the processor may provide data to a memory for storage and/or control signals to an interface for transmission to an external device located within the vault. The control signals instruct the external device to modify the environment inside the vault. The sensor may be positioned inside an enclosure, which is inside a housing. An air moving device moves air into or out of the enclosure thereby drawing air from the vault into the enclosure before the sensor monitors the parameter. A heat generating component may be positioned inside the housing and when generating heat prevents moisture from condensing therein. The system may include a power unit that draws power from a power source inside the vault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: James Steele, Mark Newton, Glen J. Bertini
  • Publication number: 20200167481
    Abstract: A system for generating entity-specific security-related inquiries and determining a frequency for invoking the inquiries based on integration of external security-related data and internal security related data. Specifically, a security threat level is determined for an entity and the components which comprise the security threat are identified. The components signify areas of focus for generating the entity-specific security-related inquiries. In further embodiments of the invention analytics are implemented to logically analyze the external security-related data and internal security related data and the results of which further refine the generation of the entity-specific security-related inquiries and/or determination of the frequency for invoking the inquiries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Michael Steele, Robert James Gray, Cory David Brunner, Jason Dean Vaughn, Ryan Joseph Argomaniz
  • Patent number: 10619139
    Abstract: Disclosed are nucleotide sequences encoding thioesterase enzymes, methods for their production, their use in methods to form thioesters, and their use in methods of screening for other wild type bacteria capable of producing said thioesterase enzymes. Also disclosed are compositions comprising thioesters produced by the methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Givaudan SA, Utah State University, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tarun Bhowmik, Jeff Broadbent, Dennis Welker, James Steele, Mateo Budinich
  • Patent number: 10612849
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall-mountable hand dryer of the type which uses an air-knife to wipe the water from a user's hand. In accordance with the invention, the hand dryer is configured to have a maximum depth, front-to-back, of less than 150 mm when it is surface-mounted on—rather than recessed within—the wall. The dryer has a projecting part which projects outwardly either from the wall or from a rear part of the dryer, and the air-knife is directed downwardly onto the user's hand as it is passed lengthwise underneath the projecting part of the dryer. The air knife is discharged through one or more discharge apertures, and these discharge apertures are positioned towards the front of the projecting part so that they are spaced at least 75 mm from the wall or, as the case may be, the rear part of the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter David Gammack, Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Leigh Michael Ryan, Stuart James Steele
  • Patent number: 10607013
    Abstract: A system for generating entity-specific security-related inquiries and determining a frequency for invoking the inquiries based on integration of external security-related data and internal security related data. Specifically, a security threat level is determined for an entity and the components which comprise the security threat are identified. The components signify areas of focus for generating the entity-specific security-related inquiries. In further embodiments of the invention analytics are implemented to logically analyze the external security-related data and internal security related data and the results of which further refine the generation of the entity-specific security-related inquiries and/or determination of the frequency for invoking the inquiries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Michael Steele, Robert James Gray, Cory David Brunner, Jason Dean Vaughn, Ryan Joseph Argomaniz
  • Patent number: 10589925
    Abstract: A conveying system for conveying a conveyable material from a hopper where the system includes a fluid port located below the hopper outlet and in a vertical flow path into hopper outlet that can be momentarily opened for an on the go release of a charge of compressed air directly upward into the hopper outlet and into the underside of the bridge in the hopper to either disintegrate or unlock the bridged particles from each other thereby causing the bridged material to fall into the hopper outlet and into the conveying system where the material can be transported to a remote location or to remove any material that may be adhering to the wall during an emptying phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DYNAMIC AIR INC.
    Inventor: James Steele
  • Publication number: 20200044578
    Abstract: A multi-level power converter and a method using first, second, third and fourth switching elements, an inductor, and a flying capacitor are presented. A first terminal of the inductor may be connected to a switching terminal connecting the second and third switching elements. A first terminal of the flying capacitor may be connected to a terminal connecting the first and second elements. A second terminal of the flying capacitor may be connected to a terminal connecting the third and fourth switching elements. The multi-level power converter may have a first feedback circuit to generate control signals for setting the switching elements in a plurality of switching states for regulating an output voltage or an output current. The converter may have a second feedback circuit to generate control signals to allow the flying capacitor to be charged or discharged using an inductor current flowing through the inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Aravind Mangudi, Mark Mercer, James Steele, Taek Chang, Bill McKillop
  • Patent number: 10548440
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall-mountable hand dryer of the type which uses an air-knife to wipe the water from a user's hand. In accordance with the invention, the hand dryer is configured to have a maximum depth, front-to-back, of less than 150 mm when it is surface-mounted on—not recessed within—the wall. The air-knife is discharged downwardly through one or more discharge apertures on the dryer. These discharge apertures are configured so that the air-knife is discharged in front of the wall or a rear part of the dryer, and is discharged forwards towards the user at a downward angle. The downward angle of the air-knife is such that the air-knife projects to a distance of at least 75 mm in front of the wall or, as the case may be, in front of the rear part of the dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peter David Gammack, Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Leigh Michael Ryan, Stuart James Steele
  • Publication number: 20190217800
    Abstract: A coupling device (16) for mounting an airbag module (14) to be oscillating on a steering wheel structure (12) of a vehicle steering wheel (10) includes a mounting member (18) which includes, relative to a steering wheel axis, an axial bottom side (20) which in the assembled state of the vehicle steering wheel (10) faces the steering wheel structure (12) as well as an opposite axial top side (22) which in the assembled state of the vehicle steering wheel (10) faces the airbag module (14), a contact face (24) for a damping element (26) provided on the axial bottom side (20) for oscillating coupling of the mounting member (18) to the steering wheel structure (12), and comprising a locking element (28) disposed on the top side (22) of the mounting member (18) for locking with the prefabricated airbag module (14), wherein the locking element (28) is configured so that the airbag module (14) can be coupled to the mounting member (18) by a locking connection substantially in an axially fixed manner or in an axially
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: AnnMarie McMillan, Jeffrey M. Ruprecht, James Steele, Dominik Schutz
  • Publication number: 20190163914
    Abstract: A system for generating entity-specific security-related inquiries and determining a frequency for invoking the inquiries based on integration of external security-related data and internal security related data. Specifically, a security threat level is determined for an entity and the components which comprise the security threat are identified. The components signify areas of focus for generating the entity-specific security-related inquiries. In further embodiments of the invention analytics are implemented to logically analyze the external security-related data and internal security related data and the results of which further refine the generation of the entity-specific security-related inquiries and/or determination of the frequency for invoking the inquiries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: David Michael Steele, Robert James Gray, Cory David Brunner, Jason Dean Vaughn, Ryan Joseph Argomaniz
  • Publication number: 20190039823
    Abstract: A conveying system for conveying a conveyable material from a hopper where the system includes a fluid port located below the hopper outlet and in a vertical flow path into hopper outlet that can be momentarily opened for an on the go release of a charge of compressed air directly upward into the hopper outlet and into the underside of the bridge in the hopper to either disintegrate or unlock the bridged particles from each other thereby causing the bridged material to fall into the hopper outlet and into the conveying system where the material can be transported to a remote location or to remove any material that may be adhering to the wall during an emptying phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: James Steele
  • Patent number: 10200375
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for automated detection and mitigation of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. One method includes an operation for collecting traffic data from service network routers that provide users access to a service. The traffic data is applied to security rules to identify a blacklist of illegitimate users to be blocked. Further, the method receives from the one or more servers a whitelist with information regarding legitimate users and their geographical location. A safe blacklist is determined for each router based on the blacklist and the whitelist, and the respective safe blacklist is sent to each router. Legitimate users are not blocked from accessing the service, but an illegitimate user spoofing a legitimate user is blocked by the routers when trying to access the service from a geographic location that is not the geographic location of the legitimate user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin James Steele
  • Publication number: 20190029244
    Abstract: There is herein described an insect and animal trapping device. More particularly, there is described an insect and/or animal trapping device such as a rat-trapping device wherein there is a receptacle which is capable of trapping the insect and/or animal and thereafter having the air inside the receptacle at least partially removed thereby killing the insect and/or animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventor: James STEELE
  • Patent number: D866067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Daniel John Thompson, Charles Franklin Gale, Alexander Stuart Knox, Robert Mark Brett Coulton, Chong Wei Pang, Stuart James Steele, Andrew Drummond Flynn, Britta Jessica Stockinger
  • Patent number: D875310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Daniel John Thompson, Charles Franklin Gale, Alexander Stuart Knox, Robert Mark Brett Coulton, Chong Wei Pang, Stuart James Steele, Andrew Drummond Flynn, Britta Jessica Stockinger