Patents by Inventor James W. Baker

James W. Baker 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: 10569672
    Abstract: An adaptive tensile control system includes a covering couple to a motorized retractor operable to release and retract the covering in response to control signals. An adaptive seat suspension includes a flexible suspension mat coupled to a motorized retractor operable to release and retract the flexible suspension mat in response to control signals. A method includes adapting the size of a support in a seat and adapting a covering overlying the support. A device includes an inflatable bolster within a seat having a covering. An apparatus includes a seat back and a seat that includes foam having a variable surface and a seamless covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Kooker, John J. Baker, Jonathon Folks, James G. Griffin, II, Jun Wooung Jeong, Craig Ogden, Lukas Satas, Zachary Segraves, Ben Walker, David Yates
  • Publication number: 20200010126
    Abstract: An aerodynamic drag reduction system includes a side panel configured to be coupled to a rear swing door to extend generally vertically at least partially along a height of a trailer and a top panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally horizontally at least partially along a width of the trailer. The drag system includes a cable system configured to connect the side and top panels to prevent upward movement of the top panel beyond its generally horizontal position. The cable system includes a first cable with a first end coupled to an inner surface of the side panel, and a second cable and a third cable each with a first end coupled to a bottom surface of the top panel. A second end of each of the first cable, the second cable, and the third cable is coupled together at a juncture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Leonard W. Baker, Michael J. Courtney, James Andrew Sweet, Brian N. Haan
  • Patent number: 10457338
    Abstract: An aerodynamic drag reduction system includes a side panel configured to be coupled to a rear swing door to extend generally vertically at least partially along a height of a trailer and a top panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally horizontally at least partially along a width of the trailer. The drag system includes a cable system configured to connect the side and top panels to prevent upward movement of the top panel beyond its generally horizontal position. The cable system includes a first cable with a first end coupled to an inner surface of the side panel, and a second cable and a third cable each with a first end coupled to a bottom surface of the top panel. A second end of each of the first cable, the second cable, and the third cable is coupled together at a juncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Leonard W. Baker, Michael J. Courtney, James Andrew Sweet, Brian N. Haan
  • Patent number: 10434923
    Abstract: A conveyor system for loading a trailer is disclosed. The conveyor system includes a support frame adapted to couple to a floor of a trailer, a conveyance mechanism coupled to the support frame and configured to extend from a rear of the trailer toward a front of the trailer, and a conveyor rail arranged to extend between and interconnect the support frame and the conveyance mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Wabash National, L.P.
    Inventors: Leonard W. Baker, James Brown, Dan Gilbert, John Kauffman
  • Patent number: 10424022
    Abstract: A method for providing vehicle operation data to a remote computer or server for calculation of a vehicle insurance premium for a period of time based at least in part on collected vehicle operation data, wherein the method includes steps of: collecting vehicle operation data via a mobile device while the mobile device is associated with an operating vehicle, wherein the vehicle operation data has insurance risk predictive power; and transmitting the collected vehicle operation data from the mobile device to a remote computer. The remote computer or server receives collected vehicle operation data, stores the collected vehicle operation data in a database, a determines a vehicle insurance premium via a rating engine based at least in part on collected vehicle operation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bowne, James Peng, Nicholas R. Baker, Duane Lee Marzinzik, Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., Nicholas Christopulos, Brian Mark Fields, J. Lynn Wilson, Bryan T. Wilkerson, David W. Thurber
  • Publication number: 20190241220
    Abstract: A shipping trailer wall panel includes a first partially hollow section, a second partially hollow section, and a reinforcing section. The first partially hollow section includes a first plurality of cell walls. The second partially hollow section is interlockingly connected to the first partially hollow section. The second partially hollow section includes a second plurality of cell walls. The reinforcing section is connected to one or more of the first partially hollow section and the second partially hollow section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Nick Hatcher, Leonard W. Baker, James A. Sweet
  • Publication number: 20170109766
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the demographics of individuals passing a particular geographic location. The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices (200) track the movements of the respondents whose demographics are known. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring devices (200) utilize a satellite (105) location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices is analyzed by a post-processing server (400) that determines the demographics of the study respondents that pass a chosen geographic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Percy, Kay S. Burke, James W. Baker, R. Cameron Percy
  • Publication number: 20140108050
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to performing a method for point of care treatment of a patient for safe effective generation of Immunotherapy patient treatment sets. The method includes receiving a command to formulate a prescription; loading contents of each door; receiving a command to load physician preferences; loading physician preferences; receiving a command to load patient information; making prescription per patient information in accordance with physician preferences; printing and applying labels to prescription; and documenting a plurality of clinical activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: James W Baker
  • Publication number: 20130314281
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the demographics of individuals passing a particular geographic location. The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices (200) track the movements of the respondents whose demographics are known. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring devices (200) utilize a satellite (105) location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices is analyzed by a post-processing server (400) that determines the demographics of the study respondents that pass a chosen geographic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Percy, Kay S. Burke, James W. Baker, R. Cameron Percy
  • Patent number: 8462048
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the demographics of individuals passing a particular retail location. The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices (200) track the movements of the respondents whose demographics are known. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring devices (200) utilize a satellite (105) location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices is analyzed by a post-processing server (400) that determines the demographics of the study respondents that pass a chosen retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D Percy, Kay S Burke, James W Baker, R Cameron Percy
  • Publication number: 20110106017
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a method and system for controlling a volume of liquid to be drawn and metered. One embodiment relates to a restraining divider for a syringe for controlling a volume of liquid drawn and metered by the syringe comprising a grooved side with a first groove and a second groove. Either the first groove or the second groove fits a shaft of a plunger of the syringe, wherein the length of at least one of the first groove, the second groove or the groove side provides a gap between a compressed thumb flange of said syringe and the body of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: JAMES W. BAKER, Gary A. Kirian, Luke Barratt
  • Patent number: 7586439
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the effectiveness of various locations, such as media display locations (150) for an intended purpose (media display exposure). The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices (200) track the movements of the respondents. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring device (200) utilize a satellite (105) location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). These movements of the respondent and monitoring device (200) at some point coincide with exposure to a number of media displays (150). Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices, is downloaded to a download server (300), for determining which media displays (150) the respondent was exposed to. The exposure determinations are made by a post-processing server (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Percy, Kay S. Burke, James W. Baker, R. Cameron Percy
  • Publication number: 20090145509
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for dispensing biological fluids, such as allergens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: James W. Baker, Gary A. Kirian
  • Publication number: 20090073035
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the demographics of individuals passing a particular geographic location. The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices (200) track the movements of the respondents whose demographics are known. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring devices (200) utilize a satellite (105) location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices is analyzed by a post-processing server (400) that determines the demographics of the study respondents that pass a chosen geographic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Percy, Kay S. Burke, James W. Baker, R. Cameron Percy
  • Publication number: 20080246657
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices (200) for determining the effectiveness of various locations, such as media display locations (150) for an intended purpose (media display exposure). The monitoring devices (200) are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices (200) track the movements of the respondents. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring device (200) utilize a satellite (105) location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). These movements of the respondent and monitoring device (200) at some point coincide with exposure to a number of media displays (150). Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices, is downloaded to a download server (300), for determining which media displays (150) the respondent was exposed to. The exposure determinations are made by a post-processing server (400).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Percy, Kay S. Burke, James W. Baker, R. Cameron Percy
  • Publication number: 20080243573
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for crediting media exposure are disclosed. An example method includes deriving a plurality of travel paths traversed by respective ones of a plurality of respondents, determining, via a first technique, exposures of the respective ones of the plurality of respondents to a plurality of media sites based on the derived plurality of travel paths, and modifying the determined exposures to the plurality of media sites to improve a statistical accuracy of the modified determined exposures by constraining the determined exposures based on exposure information for the plurality of media sites obtained via a second technique different than the first technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Kamal Nasser, Peter Campbell Doe, Wendy Malley, Lorraine Hadfield, James W. Baker, Daniel L. Pasco, Roger D. Percy, R. Cameron Percy, Kay S. Burke
  • Patent number: 7418981
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for dispensing biological fluids, such as allergens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventors: James W. Baker, Gary A. Kirian
  • Publication number: 20080191934
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for crediting media exposure are disclosed. An example method includes processing data representative of locations recorded by an electronic device to enhance at least one of completeness or accuracy of the data, deriving position fixes from the processed data, and modifying via a decision tree at least one of the derived position fixes to align with a known course of travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: James W. Baker, Daniel L. Pasco, Roger D. Percy, R. Cameron Percy, Kay S. Burke
  • Patent number: 7408502
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to utilizing monitoring devices for determining the effectiveness of various types of business locations, such as media display locations for an intended purpose (media display exposure). The monitoring devices are distributed to a number of study respondents. The monitoring devices track the movements of the respondents. While various technologies may be used to track the movements of the respondents, at least some of the location tracking of the monitoring device utilizes a satellite location system such as the global positioning system (“GPS”). These movements of the respondent and monitoring device at some point coincide with exposure to a number of business locations, such as media display locations. Geo data (movement data) collected by the monitoring devices is downloaded to a download server, for determining which potential business locations the respondent was exposed to. The exposure determinations are made by a post-processing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: RDPA, LLC
    Inventors: Roger D. Percy, Kay S. Burke, James W. Baker, R. Cameron Percy
  • Patent number: D722030
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: S&C Electric Company
    Inventors: John C. Opfer, James W. Baker, Jr., Jason Robert Bogusz