Patents by Inventor James Sullivan

James 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: 10741351
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a thermionic emitter and a heater at least partially surrounding the thermionic emitter. The heater is configured to heat the thermionic emitter. The heater includes a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a plurality of hollow insulating tubes that each run from the first end to the second end. The heater also includes a heater wire that runs through each of the hollow insulating tubes. The heater wire is configured to be resistively heated by an electrical current passed through the heater wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Frans Hendrik Ebersohn, Randall James Sovereign, Regina Mariko Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10743182
    Abstract: Screen time-outs on a portable electronic device can be customized based on user activity. In one aspect, a sensing component receives data from one or more sensors located on the portable electronic device, for example, skin conductivity sensors and determines whether the user is using the portable device, either actively or passively and also determines the identity of the user. A configuring component is employed to change one or more features or functions of the portable electronic device based on the information determined by the sensing component. In particular, the configuring component changes one of more features of the portable electronic device based on the preferences predefined by the identified user and device usage (active and passive usage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Sarah Everett, Marc Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10737680
    Abstract: An electrified axle system includes a pair of wheels, a super positioning torque vectoring differential coupled between the wheels, and a controller. The super positioning torque vectoring differential includes a traction motor and a vectoring motor. The controller operates the vectoring motor in speed control mode to reduce a speed difference between the wheels responsive to the difference exceeding a threshold, and operates the vectoring motor in torque control mode responsive to the difference falling within a target range and an accelerator pedal position achieving a value that depends on lateral acceleration associated with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Velazquez Alcantar, Joseph Jay Torres, Peter James Barrette, Rajit Johri, Ming Lang Kuang, Corwin Stout, Jonathan Craig Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20200236905
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a livestock grooming article and method of forming same are disclosed. The livestock grooming article includes a handle extending along a handle axis, and a head extending along a head axis and connected to the handle. The head includes a body including a first major surface and a second major surface, and a back slidably connected to the first major surface of the body. The back includes a first major surface and a second major surface, where the first major surface of the back faces the first major surface of the body when the back is connected to the head. The head also includes a bristle extending through the body and beyond the second major surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: John Sullivan, James Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10724741
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly includes a centerbody including an outer wall. The outer wall defines a plurality of fuel injection apertures. The fuel injection apertures include a first portion of the plurality of fuel injection apertures configured to induce a first fuel flow rate. The fuel injection apertures also include a second portion of the plurality of fuel injection apertures configured to induce a second fuel flow rate. The second fuel flow rate is less than the first fuel flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shashank Yellapantula, Anthony John Dean, Narendra Digamber Joshi, Mehmet Muhittin Dede, Jin Yan, Owen James Sullivan Rickey
  • Patent number: 10728284
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to assess compliance of a virtual computing environment. An example method disclosed herein to assess compliance of computing resources of a computing environment includes monitoring for an occurrence of a change in a computing resource in the computing environment, and in response to detecting the occurrence and without waiting for batch testing, assessing compliance of the computing resource with a compliance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Helander, Rebecca Smith, Eric D. Nelson, James Sullivan, Gregory A. Frascadore
  • Patent number: 10721280
    Abstract: In an embodiment, systems and methods disclosed herein relate to a mobile mixed reality platform that enables users in different physical locations in a building, city, state, or across the world to interact in a shared virtual environment during an interactive session. This virtual environment enables the sharing and generation of virtual elements such as documents and three-dimensional models, and immerses the users in the environment with wearable technology so that the users have an experience that mirrors real-time interactions in situations including professional meetings, training, and other interactions that involve parties from different physical locations who desire to have a shared, immersive, virtual environment for interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Clyde Heppner, Lyle W. Paczkowski, James Victor Ralston, Ryan Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20200207522
    Abstract: A bottle opening sealer with an indicator window includes an outer cup, an inner cup, a sealing mechanism, a window, and a plurality of indicators. The sealing mechanism includes a lever, a connector, and an elastic sleeve. The inner cup is radially enclosed by the outer cup as the connector is axially positioned to the inner cup and the outer cup. The connector is slidably traverses through the outer cup and the inner cup. The elastic sleeve is positioned within the inner cap and slidably engaged around the connector. The lever is externally positioned to the outer cup and hingedly mounted to the connector about the outer cup. The window is laterally integrated onto the outer cup. The plurality of indicators is radially connected onto the inner cup, wherein each of the plurality of indicators is selectively displayed through the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Richard James Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10691659
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods are provided for integrating copy data tokens with source code repositories. A first command associated with the version control system stores in the memory a copy of source code and a copy of the data token from the remote repository, comprising source data and mount data. A second command associated with the version control system is executed to create a version of the source code stored in the memory. Based on the execution of the second command a working copy of the copy data is created based on the data token for use with the version of the source code, comprising creating a copy of the copy data from the data source based on the source data, and mounting the working copy to the device based on the mount data, thereby automatically managing the copy data for the version control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Actifio, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Blumenau, James Sullivan, Christopher Murphy
  • Patent number: 10690829
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to using optical fibers in a textile to channel light from a light source to various exit locations within the textile. One example provides an optical device, comprising a light source, an optical fiber extending from the light source, the optical fiber configured to conduct light received from the light source via internal reflection, and a plurality of individually controllable light-emitting locations disposed along the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: James David Holbery, Siyuan Ma, Kelly Marie Bogan, Benjamin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10677340
    Abstract: A gearbox housing of an aircraft includes a surface configured to contact with and support a load of a component of the aircraft such that the surface is susceptible to corrosion. The surface has an area from which a portion of material was removed. A structural deposit is formed by cold spraying one or more layers of powdered material within the area. The structural deposit is configured to share the load applied to the surface by the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric K. Hansen, James Sullivan, Anthony G. Chory, JinKyu Choi, Michael R. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20200154660
    Abstract: A Vertical-Hive Green Box (or V-Hive Green Box) is a modular cultivation system utilized in a modular Vertical Farm or Plant Factory, as well as a warehouse-type or greenhouse-type of vertical farm or plant factory. The V-Hive Green Box includes growing boards, lighting boards, and an irrigation system arranged within a frame structure to maximize the quantity of crops that can be grown within an available volume of space in a modular Vertical Farm unit, warehouse or greenhouse per unit time. The V-Hive Green Box can also include aquaculture boards that can be used for aquaculture of aquatic fish and plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Joel L. Cuello, Yaser Mehdipour, Cody L. Brown, Ryan James Sullivan, Richard Jensen Thelander
  • Publication number: 20200141674
    Abstract: A firearm can have a bolt having a plurality of locking lugs that are configured to have a shear area that is larger than that of a standard M16/M4. A bolt carrier can have a bolt that has a double cut cam having an unlocking cam surface that has sufficient dwell increase to delay a start of unlocking when the bolt carrier is used in an M4 carbine. A stepped extractor pin may be provided that prevents disengagement of the extractor pin. A tube can be configured to provide gas from a barrel of the firearm to the piston via the carrier key. The tube can have a heat radiator formed from triangular shaped threads on at least a portion of the tube. A piston on the bolt and can have a plurality of rings including pairs of mating rings that are formed and maintained as a matched pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Leroy James Sullivan, James McGarry, Robert Lloyd Waterfield, Paul N. Latulippe
  • Publication number: 20200134984
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for managing and/or operating a nodal grid network in which resources are received, dispensed, and transferred throughout the nodal grid network. The nodal network may comprise automated teller machines, merchant stores, delivery vehicles, processing centers, and the like. The system scans resource notes for important and sometimes unique information as the resource notes are received and/or dispensed at each of the nodes. This information about the resource notes and the nodes of the network can be recorded and stored in real-time, such that the system can make real-time decisions regarding how to address any necessary adjustments of resource quantities at each node. Furthermore, historical nodal data can be analyzed to identify trends at each node, and this historical data can be extrapolated to provide insight into an expected health of each node at future points in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kerry Michelle Cantley, David Joseph Koval, Kristy Lynn Monk, Keith Dion Owes, Brett C. Carter, James Wayland Pierce, JR., John Zemaitis, Kim Leah Bunn, Sherri Sullivan, Matthew Joseph Wallace, Veronica Smith
  • Patent number: 10635070
    Abstract: A programming module, systems, and methods for programming a motor controller coupled to a motor are provided. The programming module includes a connector for coupling to a system control wire harness of a system control board and a wire harness for coupling to a motor connector of the motor controller such that the programming module is serially coupled between the system control board and the motor controller. The module also includes a tap detection circuit coupled to the connector for detecting which tap of a plurality of motor taps is called by the system control board. A wireless communication device is configured to transmit an identification of the called tap wirelessly to a programming computing device, receive an adjusted operating parameter for the motor that is associated with the called tap from the programming computing device, and transmit, via the wire harness, the adjusted operating parameter to the motor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Mohalley, Bryan James Stout, Harry Robert Wilson, Ryan Keith Stephens, Gregory Paul Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10617098
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a livestock grooming article and method of forming same are disclosed. The livestock grooming article includes a handle extending along a handle axis, and a head extending along a head axis and connected to the handle. The head includes a body including a first major surface and a second major surface, and a back slidably connected to the first major surface of the body. The back includes a first major surface and a second major surface, where the first major surface of the back faces the first major surface of the body when the back is connected to the head. The head also includes a bristle extending through the body and beyond the second major surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sullivan Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sullivan, James Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10613938
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods are provided for data virtualization using copy data tokens. A data token is stored that defines attributes associated with copy data, including source data, transformation data, and access data for the copy data. The access data is indicative of a set of access settings for the copy data that define how an instance of the copy data is to be created for the user, and a set of access permissions for the copy data that define an access level for the user for the copy data that defines how much of the copy data the user can access. The data token is transmitted to a remote computer storing the copy data based on the source data in the data token. A copy of the copy data that was generated based on the preparation information and the access data is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Actifio, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Blumenau, James Sullivan, Christopher Murphy
  • Publication number: 20200103192
    Abstract: A selective fire firearm may be provided having a fully automatic open bolt and a semi-automatic closed bolt mode of operation. The firearm may include a trigger group having a trigger prop that ensures that, when the trigger is released in the fully automatic open bolt mode, the bolt carrier stops in an open bolt position held by an open bolt sear. The trigger prop may include a foot that, following a first trigger pull in the fully automatic open bolt mode, slides under and props a rear end of the trigger in a position that allows the open bolt sear to catch the bolt carrier when the trigger is released and propped but prevents the trigger sear from engaging the hammer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Leroy James Sullivan, Cody Lee Rients
  • Patent number: D883043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sullivan Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sullivan, James Sullivan
  • Patent number: D888740
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Neil Loychik, James Reitano, Naveen George, Bradley C. Decook, Jeffrey Sullivan, Daniel J. Kernan, Ken Hauenstein, Aris Sarris