Patents by Inventor James Welch

James Welch 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: 10723509
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for reusable containers and item delivery using reusable containers. In several embodiments, the reusable containers described herein include removable divider walls that can be used to selectively divide an interior of the container into multiple smaller portions. By a further approach, the container and divider walls can have cooperating components to mount the divider wall to the container. In some embodiments, the reusable containers described herein can also include bag handle holding features so that bags placed therein are prevented from spilling contents during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Corey L. Peach, Craig J. Stevens, Christian James Munoz, Michael Ray Walden, Steven Alan Welch, Elizabeth Enzor, Whitney Porter
  • Patent number: 10709124
    Abstract: The Pole Minder is a multi-purpose fishing pole holder for use on a boat or dock with a specially designed twist over other rod holders. 1. When used on a boat, the Pole Minder can a. Hold a fishing rod upright for travel b. Hold a fishing rod angled upward over the side of the boat for trolling c. Hold a fishing rod angled upward for the perfect strike indication angle 2. When used on a dock, or mounted to a stake by your favorite river or lake, the Pole Minder can a. Hold your fishing pole upright while you rig your bait or tie on your next rig b. Hold your fishing pole at the perfect strike indication angle 3. When used at the beach, the Pole Minder can act as a surf fishing pole holder, when mounted to a long stake or tube This multi-purpose need, the unique design the Pole Minder encompasses, was encountered by its creators on many of their fishing trips. Unable to find an adequate solution on the market, the Pole Minder was born.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas James Badger, Shane Patrick Welch
  • Patent number: 10676000
    Abstract: A vehicle seat assembly is provided with a structural member adapted to be mounted within a vehicle to provide support to an occupant. The structural member has at least one channel formed therein. A cushion member is provided adjacent to the structural layer. The cushion member has at least one channel formed therethrough. A trim member is secured over the cushion member to form a seating surface. At least one attachment member is mounted to the trim member extending through the at least one channel of the cushion member. The at least one attachment member extends into the at least one channel of the structural member such that at least one of the trim material and the cushion layer is retained on the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Ashford A. Galbreath, Thomas S. Hicks, Ronald L. Miotto, Asad S. Ali, Mark A. Folkert, William Paruszkiewicz, Paul Severinski, James B. Clauser, Thomas A. Welch, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20200123905
    Abstract: An airfoil for a gas turbine engine according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an airfoil section that extends from a root section. The airfoil section extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge in a chordwise direction and extends between a tip portion and the root section in a radial direction. The airfoil section defines a pressure side and a suction side separated in a thickness direction, and the airfoil section includes a metallic sheath that defines an internal cavity receiving a composite core. The root section defines at least one bore dimensioned to receive a retention pin. At least one damping element is received in the internal cavity and that selectively causes the airfoil section to stiffen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Husband, James Glaspey, David A. Welch
  • Patent number: 10618877
    Abstract: Provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions, which comprise a 1,2,4-oxadiazole benzoic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Further provided herein are certain pharmaceutically acceptable salts of a 1,2,4-oxadiazole benzoic acid and methods for making the same. Further provided herein are methods of treating or preventing a disease associated with a nonsense mutation or a premature stop codon, comprising administering such pharmaceutical compositions or pharmaceutically acceptable salts to a patient having a disease associated with a nonsense mutation or a premature stop codon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Marla L. Weetall, Ellen Welch, Mandar V. Dali, James Takasugi
  • Publication number: 20200080466
    Abstract: A combustion pre-chamber assembly includes pre-chamber device body defining an annular plenum that is in fluid communication with the at least one bore that extends through the spark plug shell. The annular plenum is also in communication with at least one purging passage that extends from the annular plenum to an end surface of the pre-chamber device body. Residual exhaust gases in the annular volume of the spark plug are purged by fresh charge flow from the main combustion chamber as the piston approaches top dead center. The fresh charge flow that is provided to the annular plenum through the at least one purging passage and into the annular volume of the spark plug through the at least one bore through the spark plug shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alan C. Anderson, William Marshall Cover, Xu Han, Nicholas James Welch, David Guillermo Gonzalez Medina, Xiao Qin, Andrew Guy Kitchen, Daniel J. O'Connor, Benjamin L. Olivas
  • Publication number: 20200040511
    Abstract: A washing machine appliance and a method of selectively draining a sump of the washing machine appliance at the start of an operating cycle is provided. The method includes determining that the drain pump assembly has drained wash fluid from the sump, e.g., by checking to see whether an empty sump flag has been set in the controller. In addition, the method includes determining that a water supply valve has not been opened since the wash fluid was drained from the sump and that a sump pressure exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure, e.g., indicating that water is in sump that was not intentionally added by the water supply valve. The drain pump assembly is then operated to perform a drain cycle at the beginning of a subsequent operating cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan James Scheckelhoff, Aaron Lee Welch
  • Patent number: 10531821
    Abstract: A blood sampling device is provided having holder with a manipulating end and an absorbent probe on the opposing end. The probe is of hydrophilic polymer sized to directly absorb a predetermined volume of up to about 30 microliters of blood. Ribs on the holder position the probe within a compartment of a container to prevent contact with the container. The ribs also position the probe within extraction wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Neoteryx, LLC.
    Inventors: James Rudge, Emmet Welch, Yibo Guo, Allen A Bischofberger, Stuart A. Kushon, Peter Rahn
  • Publication number: 20190285819
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20190284988
    Abstract: A spark plug is disclosed that includes at least one bore extending through a shell of the spark plug in order to form a passageway between an annular volume around the spark plug insulator nose and a pre-chamber volume of a pre-chamber device, thus directing a purge of exhaust gases trapped in the annular volume to a space formed by the exterior of the spark plug body and the interior of the pre-chamber device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alan C. Anderson, William Marshall Cover, Xu Han, Benjamin L. Olivas, Daniel J. O'Connor, Daniel Guillermo Gonzalez Medina, Xiao Qin, Nicholas James Welch, Andrew Guy Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20190241919
    Abstract: Methods that may be used for the manufacture of the chemical compound (R)-Reticuline and synthesis precursors thereof. Compositions useful for the synthesis (R)-Reticuline and synthesis precursors are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Peter James Facchini, Scott Cameron Farrow, Guillaume Arthur Welch Beaudoin
  • Patent number: 10338331
    Abstract: A fiber optic ribbon cable includes a jacket of the cable, the jacket having a cavity defined therein, an optical element including an optical fiber and extending within the cavity of the jacket, and a dry water-blocking element extending along the optical element within the cavity. The dry water-blocking element is wrapped around the optical element with at least a portion of the dry water-blocking element disposed between another portion of the dry water-blocking element and the optical element, thereby defining an overlapping portion of the dry water-blocking element. The optical element interfaces with the overlapping portion to provide direct or indirect coupling between the optical element and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: James Lee Baucom, William Welch McCollough, David Alan Seddon
  • Publication number: 20190200102
    Abstract: A narrative includes a number of serially connected narrative segments combined by a director or editor in a defined sequence to tell a story. Quite frequently a number of different narrative segments are available to the director or editor. A content delivery editor provides editors and directors with the ability to augment a standard with additional narrative segments that provide alternate perspectives, view, or insights to the narrative consumer. Such provides the ability to convey the same narrative to the narrative consumer using a number of plots, storylines, or perspectives. Branch points in the narrative, defined by the editor or director, provide the narrative consumer the opportunity to follow a storyline they find interesting. Each narrative consumer follows a “personalized” path through the narrative. Through social media, narrative consumers are able to discuss the narrative path with other narrative consumers who have taken a different path through the narrative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Cynthia P. Brelis, Derek H. B. Chung, Ronny Heinrich Grunwald, Matthew J. Keesan, Kristin Marie Loeb, Adrian Sack, Daniel J. Siegel, Andrew L. Silver, Steven Andrew Soderbergh, Edward James Solomon, Caroline S. Welch
  • Publication number: 20190164098
    Abstract: A system for tracking a count of a product in a distribution unit is provided. The distribution unit may have a front portion where the product is presented for dispensing. The system may include a track, a product positioner, a sensor, and a processor. The track may be configured for holding the product in the distribution unit. The product positioner may interact with the track for pushing the product to the front of the distribution unit. The sensor may determine a position of the product positioner. The processor may calculate a product count in response to the position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Joel R. Setchell, James Daniel Haley, Nathaniel Welch, Edward Beistle
  • Publication number: 20190152931
    Abstract: Provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions, which comprise a 1,2,4-oxadiazole benzoic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Further provided herein are certain pharmaceutically acceptable salts of a 1,2,4-oxadiazole benzoic acid and methods for making the same. Further provided herein are methods of treating or preventing a disease associated with a nonsense mutation or a premature stop codon, comprising administering such pharmaceutical compositions or pharmaceutically acceptable salts to a patient having a disease associated with a nonsense mutation or a premature stop codon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Marla L. WEETALL, Ellen WELCH, Mandar V. DALI, James TAKASUGI
  • Patent number: 9680890
    Abstract: A system delay factor associated with a segment file of a streaming media product is determined. A file transfer delay factor associated with the segment file of the streaming media product is also determined. A media delivery composite is determined for the segment file of the streaming media product based upon, at least in part, the system delay factor associated with the segment file and the file transfer delay factor associated with the segment file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ineoquest Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Todd, James Welch, Lynn Birch, Matthew Sheahan
  • Publication number: 20160044075
    Abstract: A system delay factor associated with a segment file of a streaming media product is determined. A file transfer delay factor associated with the segment file of the streaming media product is also determined. A media delivery composite is determined for the segment file of the streaming media product based upon, at least in part, the system delay factor associated with the segment file and the file transfer delay factor associated with the segment file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Marc A. Todd, James Welch, Lynn Birch, Matthew Sheahan
  • Patent number: 9197684
    Abstract: A system delay factor associated with a segment file of a streaming media product is determined. A file transfer delay factor associated with the segment file of the streaming media product is also determined. A media delivery composite is determined for the segment file of the streaming media product based upon, at least in part, the system delay factor associated with the segment file and the file transfer delay factor associated with the segment file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ineoquest Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Todd, James Welch, Lynn Birch, Matthew Sheahan
  • Patent number: 8459792
    Abstract: The proposed innovation provides methods and systems for measuring the interpupillary distance. The proposed innovation provides a fitting pad (102) having two detection points (104 and 106). The fitting pad is placed on the forehead of the user and an image is captured. The image is uploaded and pupil distance calculator software locates the fitting detection points and calculates the distance in pixels of the left and right X, Y coordinates. The software creates an image scale by dividing the pixel counts between the detection points. The software automatically locates the X, Y coordinates between the center of the left and right pupils and calculates the distance in pixels. The resulting pixel distance divided by the image scale provides the interpupillary distance in millimeter. In embodiments, segment height is calculated based upon an image imported by the user and the combined scaled images of the user and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Hal E. Wilson, James Welch
  • Patent number: 8304344
    Abstract: A chemical mechanical polishing process including a single copper removal CMP slurry formulation for planarization of a microelectronic device structure preferably having copper deposited thereon. The process includes the bulk removal of a copper layer using a first CMP slurry formulation having oxidizing agent, passivating agent, abrasive and solvent, and the soft polishing and over-polishing of the microelectronic device structure using a formulation including the first CMP slurry formulation and at least one additional additive. The CMP process described herein provides a high copper removal rate, a comparatively low barrier material removal rate, appropriate material selectivity ranges to minimize copper dishing at the onset of barrier material exposure, and good planarization efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl E. Boggs, Michael S. Darsillo, Peter Wrschka, James Welch