Patents by Inventor James York

James York 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: 20200034542
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as a dynamic transaction card having an EMV chip, that acts as a TPM having a memory, an applet, and a cryptographic coprocessor performs secure firmware and/or software updates, and performs firmware and/or software validation for firmware and/or software that is stored on the electronic device. Validation may compare a calculated checksum with a checksum stored in EMV chip memory. If a checksum calculated for firmware and/or a software application matches a checksum stored in EMV chip memory of the transaction card, the transaction card may operate normally. If a checksum calculated for firmware and/or a software application does not match a checksum stored in EMV chip memory of the transaction card, the transaction card may freeze all capabilities, erase the memory of the transaction card, display data indicative of a fraudulent or inactive transaction card, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: James Zarakas, David Wurmfeld, Brennon York, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 10537683
    Abstract: A finger grip for receiving and retaining a syringe body of an injection syringe. The finger grip is easily pressed directly onto the syringe and employs a centering feature and a pair of one way, flexible latches that allow easy attachment to a syringe body yet ensures retention during normal and abnormal use. If a high horizontal component force is applied during normal or abnormal use, the finger grip will not become disconnected in an uncontrolled fashion from the syringe body, which might cause injury and/or damage to a patient being injected. The flexible latches may prevent detachment of the finger grip from the syringe below separation force of about 25 lbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Ruddocks, Walter A. York, Brent L. Burchfield, Jeffrey R. Burger, Joseph M. Lehman, Neal J. Kelly, Ken P. Monk, James R. Rowland, Nicole M. Samuelson
  • Patent number: 10509908
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as a dynamic transaction card having an EMV chip, that acts as a TPM having a memory, an applet, and a cryptographic coprocessor performs secure firmware and/or software updates, and performs firmware and/or software validation for firmware and/or software that is stored on the electronic device. Validation may compare a calculated checksum with a checksum stored in EMV chip memory. If a checksum calculated for firmware and/or a software application matches a checksum stored in EMV chip memory of the transaction card, the transaction card may operate normally. If a checksum calculated for firmware and/or a software application does not match a checksum stored in EMV chip memory of the transaction card, the transaction card may freeze all capabilities, erase the memory of the transaction card, display data indicative of a fraudulent or inactive transaction card, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, David Wurmfeld, Brennon York, Tyler Locke
  • Publication number: 20190370782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods relating to an optimized electronic transaction card where various data inputs associated with a dynamic transaction card optimize operational configurations and/or a user experience of the dynamic transaction card to extend an energy storage life of the dynamic transaction card, promote various behaviors, and/or detect system and/or device defects. A dynamic transaction card may include a dynamic transaction card with various configuration and/or functionality that use the power components (e.g., printed circuit board (PCB), energy storage component, battery, and/or the like) of the dynamic transaction card. The configuration and/or functionality data may include, for example, sensor input, connection data, transaction data, display data, and/or the like. The configuration and/or functionality data may then be used to determine optimal configuration settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: James ZARAKAS, Brennon YORK
  • Publication number: 20190325372
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for a wearable device coded for entity processing. In this way, the invention comprises system integration and locking of a wearable device for a user for location based operations and access of entity processing via a wearable device. Upon authentication for user and location, the wearable device may be manipulated for regulatory compliance integration and functionality. In this way, the system may log the duration, co-location, movement, and the like of the users while performing the employment obligation requiring regulatory compliance. The system may generate and store a log of the actions performed by the users for regulatory or logging purposes in the appropriate format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Shannon, James Alexander, Scott Thomas Bonomo, Joseph Justin Chuba, Anthony Pang Fang, Brian Joseph Smith, Jacquelin Smith, Kimberly Anne Stittsworth, Penelope York
  • Publication number: 20190325365
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for a wearable device coded for user operational compliance. In this way, the invention comprises system integration of a wearable device for user performance and compliance of operational requirements within user obligations. The wearable device logs time of user initiation of obligations for timekeeping and is programmed for gatekeeping for physical and digital access to user authorized locations and data points. The wearable device codes for generating requests for access to non-authorized locations and data points for temporary needs of the user for obligation fulfillment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Shannon, James Alexander, Scott Thomas Bonomo, Joseph Justin Chuba, Anthony Pang Fang, Brian Joseph Smith, Jacquelin Smith, Kimberly Anne Stittsworth, Penelope York
  • Publication number: 20190325494
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for a wearable device coded for customer application and transitioning. In this way, the invention comprises system integration of a wearable device for a user customer interaction. Coordinating wearable devices across users, the system provides user coordination, in real-time, for customer applications and interactions. Upon authentication for user and location, the wearable devices for each user may be cross linked and may be manipulated for coordinating user interactions with customers, user placement for customers, and user credit for customer interactions across an entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Shannon, James Alexander, Scott Thomas Bonomo, Joseph Justin Chuba, Anthony Pang Fang, Brian Joseph Smith, Jacquelin Smith, Kimberly Anne Stittsworth, Penelope York
  • Publication number: 20190308146
    Abstract: A method of providing a salt solution at a wellbore site includes delivering solid salt in a mixing tank containing water from a local source and pumping the water through nozzles in the mixing tank using a pump adjacent to the mixing tank to circulate the water in the mixing tank and form a concentrated brine by dissolving the solid salt in the water. The concentrated brine is transferred from the mixing tank to a reservoir using the pump, and the concentrated brine is diluted with additional water from the local source to form a dilute brine. A related mixing tank and a system including the mixing tank and a vehicle structured and configured for travel over a roadway and within an oilfield site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Rick York, Frank Martorana, James Hanson
  • Patent number: 10438191
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods relating to an optimized electronic transaction card where various data inputs associated with a dynamic transaction card optimize operational configurations and/or a user experience of the dynamic transaction card to extend an energy storage life of the dynamic transaction card, promote various behaviors, and/or detect system and/or device defects. A dynamic transaction card may include a dynamic transaction card with various configuration and/or functionality that use the power components (e.g., printed circuit board (PCB), energy storage component, battery, and/or the like) of the dynamic transaction card. The configuration and/or functionality data may include, for example, sensor input, connection data, transaction data, display data, and/or the like. The configuration and/or functionality data may then be used to determine optimal configuration settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, Brennon York
  • Patent number: 10366251
    Abstract: Systems and method for alerting a user device based on a proposed anonymization of a contribution to a conversation thread via one or several location-based anonymization rules are disclosed herein. The system can include a user device that can have location-determining features that can determine a physical location of the user device; a network interface that can exchange data with a server via a communication network; and an I/O subsystem that can convert electrical signals to user-interpretable outputs in a user interface. The system can include a server that can: receive a contribution from the user device; determine an anonymization level for applying to the contribution; identify a potential identifier in the content of the contribution; anonymize the potential identifier according to the determined anonymization level; and generate and provide an alert to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean A. York, Scott A. Hellman, James Wyatt, Marko Rodriguez, Steven H. Hill
  • Publication number: 20190216144
    Abstract: The invention provides a device comprising a glove, wrist coupler, finger sleeve, light emitter, and actuator for a hands-free illumination of an area. The device may be worn on a user's hand, where an adjustable light mount may be configured. The glove may have a wrist coupler attached to the end in the vicinity of the wrist to allow for the storage of batteries. The finger sleeve may be configured to receive the index finger of the user's hand. The light emitter is directed away from the first end of the panel and is attached to an adjustable light mount. The actuator may be electrically coupled to the light emitter. The light emitter is turned on or off when the actuator is actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: James York
  • Publication number: 20190192011
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for a wearable health monitor device and a wearable health monitoring data service are disclosed here. Sensor data may be periodically collected from a sensor array. The sensor data may be stored in a local database of the wearable health monitor device. The sensor data may be transmitted to a cloud-based platform upon detection of a strong network connection. An evaluation of the sensor data may be received for display on a display device of the wearable health monitor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David Lee York, Peter Eggeman Obringer, Jose Eduardo Basa, Robert Damien Betz, JR., Chris James Rabuse, Susan Elizabeth Rehl, Jake Jones Claypool
  • Publication number: 20190139027
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods relating to an optimized electronic transaction card where various data inputs associated with a dynamic transaction card optimize operational configurations and/or a user experience of the dynamic transaction card to extend an energy storage life of the dynamic transaction card, promote various behaviors, and/or detect system and/or device defects. A dynamic transaction card may include a dynamic transaction card with various configuration and/or functionality that use the power components (e.g., printed circuit board (PCB), energy storage component, battery, and/or the like) of the dynamic transaction card. The configuration and/or functionality data may include, for example, sensor input, connection data, transaction data, display data, and/or the like. The configuration and/or functionality data may then be used to determine optimal configuration settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James ZARAKAS, Brennon YORK
  • Publication number: 20190003142
    Abstract: A retaining wall system includes a plurality of large mass retaining blocks formed with vertically oriented openings passing therethrough for the installation of micro-pile soldier piles. The retaining blocks can be formed of pre-cast concrete and stacked vertically so that the vertical openings are aligned for the installation of micro-pile soldier piles through the stacked retaining blocks and into the bedrock below the retaining blocks. The micro-pile soldier piles can include a steel casing that is installed through the aligned vertical openings to terminate at the bedrock with grout filling the steel casing except for optional reinforcement. The retaining blocks can be formed with cutout key openings that allow concrete to be inserted to provide a key interlock between adjacent retaining blocks to further stabilize the retaining wall. The retaining wall can also include a row of waler blocks that incorporate a pair of tie-back anchors for each waler block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: H&K Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Neiman, Michael B. Baker, James York
  • Patent number: 9908618
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for adjusting a center of mass of a drone may include a balance track and a repositionable weight. The balance track may be configured to extend outwardly from a central region of the drone. The balance track may include a plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. The repositionable weight may be configured to be secured at any one of the plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. In various embodiments the repositionable weight may include an electronic component. Various embodiments may include a another balance track configured to extend outwardly from the central region along a second axis that is different from a first axis of the other balance track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brad Lee Vaughn, Charles Wheeler Sweet, Vincent Kemler, Aine Mary Shivnan, Kaustubh Balkrishna Gondkar, James York Wilson, Michael Franco Taveira, Donald Hutson
  • Patent number: 9810449
    Abstract: A method controls an air handler that generates heated air from hot water generated by a water heater. The method includes generating a signal in the presence or absence of an indicia of water flow associated with the water heater; initiating operation of a pump associated with the air handler when the signal indicates that water flow associated with the water heater is at least at a selected level to supply hot water to the air handler sufficient to generate heated air; and/or terminating operation of the pump and/or a blower/fan associated with the air handler when the presence or absence signal indicates that the water flow associated with the water heater is less than the selected level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rinnai America Corporation
    Inventors: James York, Hugh L. Allen-Magande
  • Publication number: 20170228743
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating linear models from historic crop yield reports and end of year crop estimates based on geo-spatial crop yield reports and a large plurality of index vectors wherein a large percentage of the index vectors are based on weather data variables and heuristic domain specific formulas that use weather data variables from a geo-spatially encoded weather data variable production system via incremental feature selection of index vectors and a crop yield predictor that determines a crop yield prediction and range of potential predictions via the use of principal component analysis of the weather data variable time series used in said plurality of index vectors and heuristic domain specific formulas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Ellen Dee Cousins, Mark James York
  • Publication number: 20170021915
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for adjusting a center of mass of a drone may include a balance track and a repositionable weight. The balance track may be configured to extend outwardly from a central region of the drone. The balance track may include a plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. The repositionable weight may be configured to be secured at any one of the plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. In various embodiments the repositionable weight may include an electronic component. Various embodiments may include a another balance track configured to extend outwardly from the central region along a second axis that is different from a first axis of the other balance track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Brad Lee Vaughn, Charles Wheeler Sweet, Vincent Kemler, Aine Mary Shivnan, Kaustubh Balkrishna Gondkar, James York Wilson, Michael Franco Taveira, Donald Hutson
  • Patent number: 9469394
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for adjusting a center of mass of a drone may include a balance track and a repositionable weight. The balance track may extend outwardly from a central region of the drone. The balance track may include a plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. The repositionable weight may be configured to be secured at any one of the plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. Various embodiments may include receiving a weight-distribution input relating to balancing the drone. A weight-distribution balance profile may be determined, based on the weight-distribution input, for determining whether a repositionable weight should be repositioned among a plurality of weight-balance fixation positions on a balance track extending outwardly from a central region of the drone. The repositionable weight may be repositioned according to the weight-distribution balance profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Brad Lee Vaughn, Charles Wheeler Sweet, III, Vincent Kemler, Aine Mary Shivnan, Kaustubh Balkrishna Gondkar, James York Wilson, Michael Franco Taveira, Donald Hutson
  • Publication number: 20160264234
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems for adjusting a center of mass of a drone may include a balance track and a repositionable weight. The balance track may extend outwardly from a central region of the drone. The balance track may include a plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. The repositionable weight may be configured to be secured at any one of the plurality of weight-balance fixation positions. Various embodiments may include receiving a weight-distribution input relating to balancing the drone. A weight-distribution balance profile may be determined, based on the weight-distribution input, for determining whether a repositionable weight should be repositioned among a plurality of weight-balance fixation positions on a balance track extending outwardly from a central region of the drone. The repositionable weight may be repositioned according to the weight-distribution balance profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Brad Lee Vaughn, Charles Wheeler Sweet, Vincent Kemler, Aine Mary Shivnan, Kaustubh Balkrishna Gondkar, James York Wilson, Michael Franco Taveira, Donald Hutson