Patents by Inventor James W. Jones

James W. Jones 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: 20210227743
    Abstract: A system for monitoring tillage conditions of a field may include an agricultural implement and a tillage sensor supported on the agricultural implement. The tillage sensor has a field of view directed towards a portion of the field disposed relative to the agricultural implement, with the tillage sensor being configured to generate data indicative of a tillage floor levelness associated with a tillage floor of the field disposed below a surface of the field. The system may further include a controller configured to receive the data from the tillage sensor indicative of the tillage floor levelness as the agricultural implement moves across the field and monitor the tillage floor levelness based at least in part on the data received from the tillage sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: James W. Henry, Samuel Edmund Whittome, Laura Saranne Kimpton, Ross Peter Jones
  • Publication number: 20210227693
    Abstract: Provided is a high-density multi-component package comprising a first module interconnect pad and a second module interconnect pad. At least two electronic components are mounted to and between the first module interconnect pad and the second module interconnect pad wherein a first electronic component is vertically oriented relative to the first module interconnect pad. A second electronic component is vertically oriented relative to the second module interconnect pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: John Bultitude, Peter Alexandre Blais, James A. Burk, Galen W. Miller, Hunter Hayes, Allen Templeton, Lonnie G. Jones, Mark R. Laps
  • Patent number: 11068485
    Abstract: Identifying data within a data store satisfying a request. A quantity of the identified data is greater than a threshold. The identified data is analyzed to produce an initial result set with a reduced data quantity including information summarizing the identified data. The analyzing includes visualizing the information summarizing the identified data as one or more graphical displays rendered within a user interface and selectively filtering the identified data based upon a selection of filter factors associated with the identified data to generate an initial result set having a smaller size in relation to the identified data set. Each of one or more succeeding result sets are generated from a corresponding prior result set until a succeeding result set includes a quantity of data satisfying the threshold. The generating of each succeeding result set includes filtering the corresponding prior result set and information summarizing the filtered result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver J. Beacom, John W. Bell, Paul C. Jones, James S. Luke, Luke Morgan, Royston W. Shufflebotham, Mark L. Todd
  • Patent number: 10617548
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20170246020
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Patent number: 9610186
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9597218
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Medefficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20160235571
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: Derma Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20160074197
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Derma Sciences
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Patent number: 9226843
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MedEfficiency, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Nathan J. Jones, Jodie L. Currie, Jeffrey L. Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150351831
    Abstract: An electrosurgical probe including a probe body which defines a longitudinal probe axis. The electrosurgical probe also includes a first and second conductive electrode, each disposed along the probe axis. The surface area of the first conductive electrode is greater of the surface area of the second conductive electrode. The ratio of the surface area of the first conductive electrode to the surface area of the second conductive electrode may be adjustable. Another aspect of the present invention is an electrosurgical probe having a probe body which defines a single longitudinal probe axis. The electrosurgical probe of this aspect of the invention further includes more than two electrodes operatively disposed at separate and distinct positions along the axis of the probe body. The electrodes may be selectively connected to one of or a combination of a stimulation energy source, an ablation energy source or a ground for either energy source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: SERENE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: William M. JANSSEN, James P. NEWMAN, James W. JONES, Jeffrey M. BUSKE
  • Publication number: 20140000032
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, II, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, John B. Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8525682
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, II, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8400311
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20130018294
    Abstract: An orthotic device according to embodiments of the present invention includes a substantially rigid internal footbed with an external rocker bottom, two struts rigidly coupled to the footbed, a paddle coupled to each strut, each paddle having an inner surface configured to face a limb of a patient, and a strap system configured to interface with the paddles for tightening around the limb, the inner surfaces of the paddles including a plurality of protrusions configured to minimize sliding of the first and second paddles with respect to the limb or with respect to a cast applied to the limb. The orthotic device may include two or more support layers on the footbed, each layer having a support aperture larger than and at least partially overlapping the support aperture below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: James W. JONES, Nathan J. JONES, Jodie L. CURRIE, Jeffrey L. JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20120291200
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8258963
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20120086575
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • Publication number: 20110288458
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to medical devices and treatments for chronic venous insufficiency, open ulceration and related medical conditions, and more particularly to a device and treatment incorporating negative pressure compression to the foot and lower leg or other appendage of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MEDEFFICIENCY, INC.
    Inventors: James W. Jones, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Thomas E. Gage, John V. Atanasoff
  • Publication number: 20110234408
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has at least three modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, James W. Jones, James K. Findlay, Jack Wilker, JR., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley